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Auckland On Water Boat Show to hold world record attempt By Isla McKechnie, Aucklland , 8:46 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Viaduct Harbour will play host to a world record attempt for the most people on a stand up paddle board, played out in front of visitors to the Auckland On Water Boat Show. Lancer Industries, which has already set the record three times for the world’s largest RIB, and which holds the largest catamaran RIB tube record, will be creating the monster SUP which the record attempt will be staged on ... [more]

Alvin's Animals - Previously unknown species discovered By Kate Madin, , 7:11 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Alvin's Animals - Hundreds of previously unknown species have been discovered by the sub. Alvin is the U.S. science community’s only human-occupied submersible dedicated to deep-sea research. ... [more]

Zodiac at Sydney International Boat Show 2014 – Australian By Zodiac Marine, , 4:17 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Inflatables, you see them everywhere right? with all sorts of names right? But the best ones you’ll find will only ever be a copy a Zodiac. ... [more]

Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor space filling fast By Emma Milne, , 4:11 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor sites at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo are filling fast – already more than 60% of available space has been secured for Australia’s only 'Working Boat Show' from October 17-19. ... [more]

Countdown to Sydney International Boat Show By Jeni Bone, , 4:02 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Three weeks before the 47th Sydney International Boat Show, marketing and events manager, Domenic Genua updates us with final arrangements, how the two-venue format will work and what exhibitors and visitors to SIBS 2014 can expect. ... [more]

2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host By Phuket Race Week, , 3:47 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 16 – 20 July off the Island's southeast coast. The season-opening event of the 2014/15 Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a series of 12 of the best regattas in Asia – Raceweek is set to welcome one of the most competitive fleets in the Regatta's history. ... [more]

Queensland Youth Week Sailing Regatta at Royal Queensland YS By Andrew Gough, Queensland , 2:59 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Queensland Youth Week Sailing Regatta at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron got underway with 380 competitors aged between six and 18 sailing in 11 classes. ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race - A classic 90-year-old to make her debut By Rob Mundle, , 2:51 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Along with the Grand Prix racing yachts and glamour cruising boats, there will be an element of 90-year-old international yachting history taking centre stage at next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. ... [more]

Fireball Worlds in Thailand - A debutant's story By Cormac Bradley, Dun Laoghaire , 2:39 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
For the recent Fireball Worlds in Thailand, Fireball Australia came up with a novel idea – they offered free transport to any Junior Representative that wanted to go. This was made possible with new container framing allowing 12 boats to fit in a 40 foot container, four more than the old frames allowed. Costs per boat have fallen even with the free transport of a junior member’s boat. ... [more]

Australian Sailing's Olympic medallists compete for European titles By Cora Zillich, , 2:21 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The European International Regatta season is in full swing and during July the Australian Sailing Team’s (AST) top Olympic sailors will compete for the respective 2014 European Championship titles at the Nacra17, 49er, 49erFX as well as Men’s and Women’s 470 regattas. ... [more]

Another boom death. Australian sailor dies, hit by swinging boom By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 1:03 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Another boom death. An Australian sailor who was seriously injured after being hit by a boom on a yacht during a storm off Pulau Bidan, 19 nautical miles from Penang in Malaysia, has died. Wrong information provided to the maritime authorities on the location of the yacht led to a delay in the rescue operation of the woman, according to local authorities. ... [more]

Galley Guru vital to the life of the cruising sailor By Lee Mylchreest, , 12:05 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
There's one sailing event, that, unlike bad storms and blissful moments, repeats reliably over and over every day when sailing - the necessity to eat. It may even assume a greater than usual emphasis, to relieve the necessary routine of repetitive watches, or be the climax to a happy day on the water. ... [more]

PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top By Chris Yates, , 11:57 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - GMT
The first ever Awaza PWA World Cup Turkmenistan proved to be a tricky, and sometimes frustrating affair, as light and shifty winds unfortunately interrupted the regular thermal winds which usually frequent Awaza. Juan Antonio Aragon and his race crew made the absolute most of the conditions which presented themselves and gained results for both the men's and women's fleets. ... [more]

Dragon Edinburgh Cup - A sparkling opening day By British Dragon Association, , 10:17 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Dragon Edinburgh Cup, supported by Aberdeen Asset Management and hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, opening day provided a sparkling day on the water with winds building to give gusts of more than 20 knots. ... [more]

Soto 40 World Championship - Day 1 By Soto40 Media, , 10:12 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - GMT
Today the 2014 Soto World Championship started with the first activities scheduled for the day, including registration of the teams, measuring and inspections. Tomorrow the competitors will have a practice race and while the first official races are scheduled on Tuesday. ... [more]

ORC European Championship - Fickle conditions on Final Day By ORC Media, , 10:04 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - GMT
On the final day of the ORC European Championship in a class of 21 teams from seven nations, owner-driver Natalia Brailoiu from Romania and her Italian team on her Club Swan 42 Natalia have today won Class A ... [more]

Finn Silver Cup - Nearly perfect start in Hoorn + Video By Robert Deaves, , 9:57 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the 2014 Finn Silver Cup (the Junior World Championship) Anders Pedersen (NOR) had a nearly perfect start in Hoorn, Netherlands on Sunday. He leads overall after a win and second place from the 2011 champion Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) and Nenad Bugarin (CRO). The second race was won by Mikolaj Lahn (POL). ... [more]

Nacra 17s European championships in La Grande Motte By Groupama sailing team, , 9:49 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - GMT
A young Olympic series, the Nacra 17, a mixed-double catamaran, is organising its European championships in La Grande Motte, southern France. With some 74 competitors representing 28 nationalities, this Europe is in fact an international rehearsal prior to the world championships due to take place in Santander this coming September ... [more]

Auckland Cruisers - seminar on cruising sails By Nancy Knudsen, , 9:06 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
If you are anywhere within reach of Auckland, this is one cruising seminar not to miss. John Martin from the Island Cruising Association is giving another one of their very practical, knowledgeable and useful seminars. This one is about Cruising Sails, 11th July at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. ... [more]

'Boat Handling in Marinas' by Rob Gibson - and how to get it reliably By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:21 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Sailing in the ocean will rarely scratch your topsides, but the wrong wind in a marina can be fatal to your paint-job, or worse. That's why this e-Book is a winner, and we are reprinting this story because of the many people who had problems obtaining it the first time... ... [more]

Heart-stopping moment as whale capsizes Zodiac By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 8:15 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The first thing I thought when I saw this video was 'It could happen to me in the dinghy!' Staying away from whales when in your dinghy is not only for the sake of the whales, but you just can't predict the whale. This rare video was taken by fixed camera on the RIB from which they were photographing two blue whales. ... [more]

Tour de France à la Voile teams are now fully in the game By A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile, , 3:01 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Tour de France à la Voile nine teams are now warmed-up and fully in the game. Despite the wet and cold conditions on this second day of racing, the crew did not lack energy on the Dunkirk race course today and they are getting more familiar with their new one-design sails. ... [more]

Lessons from the West: Great Barrier Reef in danger By ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, , 2:55 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - GMT
'Reefs north of Exmouth have experienced large-scale bleaching in the past five years,' says Professor Malcolm McCulloch from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at the University of Western Australia. ... [more]

If we stop killing parrotfish we can bring back Caribbean coral reefs By ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, , 1:21 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - GMT
Many people say that climate change has already doomed coral reefs but the report shows that loss of parrotfishes and other grazers has been far more important than climate change for Caribbean reef destruction so far. ... [more]

Decade of benefits for the Great Barrier Reef By ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, , 12:51 PM Sunday 06 Jul 2014 - GMT
Designed to conserve biodiversity, the plan identified and recognised 70 bioregions across the Reef for protection. So, not only are corals being protected, but seagrasses and other habitats across the area are too. And with no fishing allowed in the green zones, the fish and sharks in these reserves are bigger and more plentiful than they are in the fished areas. ... [more]

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