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International 14 Worlds - Summer hot spot gears up for action By 2015 International 14 World Championships Media, , 7:18 AM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Victoria’s Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) and the City of Greater Geelong are gearing up to welcome the large fleet of competitors and partners, that are expected for the 2015 International 14 World Championship, being held from the 3rd-17th January 2015. ... [more]

Clipper sailor sues Sir Robin Knox-Johnston By, , 5:43 AM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Sailor and employment lawyer Ruth Harvey is suing Sir Robin Knox-Johnston over allegations of victimisation and harassment after paying £40,000 to compete in the Clipper 2013-14 race.annual race. The 50-year-old is claiming she should be classed as an employee having been part of a crew. ... [more]

2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Day 4 By ISAF, , 4:21 AM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - The leaderboards across the ten events on show at the Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014 are starting to take shape following four days of competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... [more]

2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Mid-regatta report By Will Ricketson, , 3:51 AM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - As Day 4 of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concludes, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes remain focused on absorbing as much knowledge as possible about the 2016 Olympic Games venue during their time in Brazil. ... [more]

Elaine Fowler, RPAYC's first female life member elected By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:18 AM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
At the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s AGM held last month, long-serving member Elaine Fowler was elected the club’s first female Life Member. ... [more]

Pacasmayo Classic - Incredible day 3 of competition By Chris Freeman, , 2:41 AM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
After two days of waiting, the wind showed up right in time for the peak of the swell at the Pacasmayo Classic. With mast plus sets rolling into the Point, riders were preparing early for what would turn out to be the most incredible day of port tack competition in AWT history. ... [more]

2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 3 images by StudioBorlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 2:30 AM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 3 images provided by StudioBorlenghi. ... [more]

Think Blue Kitesurf World Cup - Ideal conditions on day 5 By PKRA, , 2:08 AM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
Day five of the Think Blue Kitesurf World Cup saw slalom as the main focus with ideal conditions that held throughout most of the day. In side-shore winds and flatter water than the day prior, riders used their biggest boards and kites as winds ranged from seven to twelve knots. ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team: Three crews lying top two in Rio Olympic Test Event By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 11:48 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have taken the lead in the Women’s 470 at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014) on now in Rio, Brazil. New Zealand also holds second place in both the men’s and women’s skiff events with World Champion crews Peter Burling and Blair Tuke moving up in the 49er ranks and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech delivering more keeper res ... [more]

Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new' By Mike Rose, , 10:45 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The comprehensively refurbished Rayglass Protector, Sea Three, is now 'almost better than new', according to proud New Zealand owner Dale Smith. Dale Smith says he is amazed at the incredible job the Rayglass workshop team has done in restoring the well-used 12.5-metre Protector. ... [more]

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Entralling day 3 of windsurfing By Chris Yates, , 9:54 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
El Médano truly came to life on day three of the Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park - El Médano - Tenerife PWA World Cup as stronger winds and bigger waves rolled into the shores of El Cabezo, producing an action packed and amazing day of action spanning almost ten hours. ... [more]

Coast Guard Foundation to honor Coast Guard in Alaska By Jennifer Crowley Fyke, , 9:48 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it will honor the men and women who serve in Alaska at its biennial Alaska Awards Dinner at The Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage on Wednesday August 13th. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Azzurra vs Quantum in grueling match race By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 9:24 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Azzurra chips away one point from Quantum, following a grueling match race that lasted nearly four hours at the Copa del Rey Mapfre. The coastal race was won by Ran that climbed in the overall scoretable while Phoenix and Gladiator, second and third respectively today, shorten their gap from Azzurra. ... [more]

Oman Sail step back to reflect on the journey so far By Oman Sail, , 9:22 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
As Oman Sail celebrates the highlight of its European season at Cowes Week and gears up for the Artemis Challenge on Thursday and the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race at the weekend, the team took a step back to reflect on the journey so far… ... [more]

Great Lakes Grand Prix - Team Broadco wins Superboat Class By Super Boat International, , 8:57 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Teams competed on Lake Michigan this past weekend during the sixth annual Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix with a crowd that appeared to exceed last year’s reported attendance of 110,000 people. Team Broadco (Superboat Class) excited the crowd by leading green flag to checkered flag in both heats on a spectacular summer August day. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 3 on the Bay of Palma By Paul Cayard, , 8:46 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Paul Cayard, sailing onboard Robertissima, reports on the action from the coastal race at the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre: Today’s race was the 'coastal' race. This meant sailing a few laps around the bay of Palma. The conditions continued the same as all week, sunny, hot and 10 knots of wind from the south-southwest. ... [more]

Lysekil Women's Match - Ulrikkeholm remains undefeated By WIM Series, , 8:26 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Title-holder Camilla Ulrikkeholm of the Royal Danish Yacht Club just continues to win and win in the Lysekil Women’s Match. Now she’s on 12 wins after as many sailed matches: 'We have excellent speed and very good manoeuvres, and just minor problems with details that don’t affect the outcome of the matches at all' says Ulrikkeholm, now dreaming of an event totally without losses. ... [more]

Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship to take place on Lake Lucerne By Star Sailors League, , 7:35 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
The 'Switzerland Starfleet LUV' (Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee) will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2014. It will mark the occasion by organizing the 'Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship' that will take place from the seventh-13th of August on Lake Lucerne. ... [more]

ORC World Championship - Long postponement worth the wait By ORC Media, , 7:10 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
A long postponement today was worth the wait on the third day of the 2014 ORC World Championship, as an 8-10 knot easterly seabreeze built up in the afternoon from being flat calm in the middle of the day, allowing race managers from Kieler Yacht-Club on all three courses to conduct three races each. ... [more]

Optimist British National and Open Champ - Perfect sailing on day 4 By Amy Cada, , 6:55 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Solid sunshine with eight to 14 knots of consistent breeze made for perfect Optimist sailing on day four of the Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships. Sailors were challenged with shiftier conditions than earlier in the week. The Senior Fleet (Main) took to the outer harbor course where both the gold and silver fleets completed three races. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Back-to-basics approach fruitful for Ran Racing By 52 Super Series, , 6:41 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Over a long, hot coastal race at the Copa del Rey Mapfre on the Bay of Palma, Rán Racing proved the value of their back-to-basics approach when they took the winning gun to return themselves to second place in the overall standings as the six day, 11 race regatta approaches its midpoint. ... [more]

Gazprom Swan 60 Worlds - Variable winds test teams on day 3 By Jessica Francis, , 6:29 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
The coastal race on day three of the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship at the Copa del Rey Mapfre tested the Swan 60 crews with 30 nm around the Bahia de Palma before finishing in front of the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. ... [more]

Yava Trophy - Team Gilmour prepares for 20th edition By Team Gilmour, , 5:50 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Following a disappointing 11th place in the Sopot Match Race in Poland, the boys have regrouped and re focused for our next event here in Yekaterinburg in Russia. Sopot was a beautiful place and a very well-run event, we just struggled to build any momentum and unfortunately bowed out after the round robin. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Race 5 and 6 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 5:37 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during races five and six. ... [more]

Argo Group Gold Cup - Fraser quick to accept invite By Colin Thompson, the Royal Gazette, , 5:23 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Bermuda will once more be represented by two teams in the Argo Group Gold Cup in October in Hamilton Harbour. Gold Cup organisers confirmed yesterday that local helmsman Lance Fraser has accepted an invitation to compete in the event sanctioned by the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). ... [more]

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