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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Today's Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 2:47 AM Saturday 23 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
For the last day of racing the entire regatta fleet was sent on short passage races starting from the yacht club line in Dent Passage.With 15 knot southeasterlies in bright sunshine it made for a colourful and fast start. A number of the yachts had a nervous moment or two, rounding up in the gusty breezes in the lee of the northern point of Dent Island. ... [more]

2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 4 images by Jude Robertson By Jude Robertson, , 2:40 AM Saturday 23 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for day four of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ... [more]

2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 4 By Will Ricketson, , 2:18 AM Saturday 23 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 4 of the 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship was a challenging one for race officials at Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and the international fleet sat restlessly as the wind started the day as a northerly, then switched to become a southerly, and then a northeasterly ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 11:17 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Many of the crew racing in yesterday's breezy passage race would have down well to listen closely to the advice that Team Beau Geste's sailing master Gavin Brady gave at the Shoot The Breeze briefing in the morning. After 5 days of light breeze, yesterday brought 20-25 knot winds and made for a spectacular start for the cruising divisions in the southern start area. ... [more]

J/24 US National Championship - John Mollicone takes early advantage By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 10:38 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
A familiar name is at the top of the leaderboard at the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Beverly Yacht Club in Massachusetts. John Mollicone’s Helly Hansen team holds a four-point lead over Will Welles’ Cougar. Another four points back in third is Sumio Shimoyama of Japan with Mark Hillman on Sokokumaru. ... [more]

Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals - Day 2 images and results By Clare Sargent, , 10:28 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Tom Gruitt was on site for day two of the Volvo Noble Marine RS800 National Championship to capture these images. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR claims two consecutive wins By Sarah Alexander, , 10:08 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The second half of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series kicked off in Cardiff Bay today, the only UK leg of the global racing circuit. J.P. Morgan BAR delivered their best day of the season so far, claiming two consecutive wins to leave them in first place on 70 points, eight points clear of second place SAP Extreme Sailing Series. ... [more]

EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship day 4 By John Friend, , 9:48 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
The weather conditions today have proved to be quite a bit leveller in terms of the top sailors in each fleet, as the points totals get closer in the lead up to the medal races at the EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship. Once again the day dawned bright and sunny, but the cloud amounts increased as the day wore on, with the occasion threat of rain. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series, Act 5: Ainslie dominant on Cardiff Bay + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:40 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The towering masts of the Extreme Sailing Series fleet dominated the Cardiff Bay skyline today, as the best of the sailing world took to the water under bright skies and tactically demanding winds, that ended with the home team J.P. Morgan BAR in pole position. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Barker rusty and pays penalty in Wales - Day 1 By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:21 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day of racing at the Cardiff Extreme Sailing Series regatta less than happy with their performance. Skipper Dean Barker was feeling a little rusty having missed the previous two rounds of the 2014 series. ... [more]

Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships day 2 By Dave Smithwhite, , 9:07 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Variable conditions greeted competitors for the second day of the Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships. The shifty north westerly breeze varied between four and 22 knots across the day. Three races were run with three different winners. ... [more]

Foils for the Masses - A look at the Glide Free Foiling Kit By David Schmidt, , 7:40 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It’s virtually impossible to look at imagery from the 34th America’s Cup and not have a serious 'I wish!' conversation with your mates. While the foil-bound AC72 class of wingsail-powered cats look truly outrageous, sadly, these rarefied America’s Cup class yachts cost tens of millions of dollars to design, build and maintain, and represent the absolute pinnacle of experts-only sailing hardware. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air opens Cardiff campaign with a bang By Oman Sail, , 7:26 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Oman Air wasted no time in getting points on the board when they opened their Cardiff campaign with an outright win while conditions on the first day of Act 5 in the Extreme Sailing Series drew Leigh McMillan into a ‘step by step’ plan for The Wave, Muscat’s defence of the season championship crown. ... [more]

European Odyssey visits Porto By Cornell Sailing, , 7:11 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
Perhaps the European Odyssey left Porto with a bit of the saudade, a nostalgic longing that characterizes the Portuguese fado music. Certainly, we all felt that we weren’t in Porto long enough — that next time, we will spend more time here. ... [more]

First Annual Beneteau Cup of Lake Michigan to take place September 20 By Alison Vallas, Lake Michigan , 6:53 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The First Annual Beneteau Cup of Lake Michigan will be held as part of the Three Crib Fiasco on September 20, 2014. The Three Crib Fiasco is a sailing event on Chicago's Lakefront that looks to incorporate community, collaboration, camaraderie and most of all - fun! This year’s event has a charitable component to it, in that entry fees will support the Sea Scout Program. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel llega a Alicante esta noche By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:47 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
La campaña holandesa de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 en la que milita el español Pablo Arrarte será el primer equipo en llegar a Alicante cuando quedan 50 días para el comienzo de la etapa inaugural. ... [more]

Timeless Tonga - Charter sailing in a Polynesian paradise By Larry MacDonald, , 6:04 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
When one thinks of Tonga in the South Pacific, the mind conjures up images of a Polynesian paradise – white sand beaches on lush tropical islands, sprinkled like emeralds on a turquoise sea. Supplement that image with quiet anchorages, warm breezes and crystal-clear waters and its understandable why Tonga is considered one of the world’s premiere sailing destinations. ... [more]

A fine conclusion to the ARC Baltic 2014 By World Cruising Club, , 5:08 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Six weeks ago 27 yachts arrived in Kiel, Germany for the start ARC Baltic 2014, the World Cruising Clubs inaugural sailing event cruising the Baltic Sea. Having completed the six week adventure sailing to six countries and six capitals, the event came to an end last weekend in Klintholm Havn on the picturesque island of Mӧn, Denmark. ... [more]

WPA Championship Elite race - Qualifying not required to enter By World Paddle Association, , 4:11 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The World Paddle Association (WPA), in conjunction with the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Florida Sports Commission and WPA sponsors Naked Turtle Rum, Salt Life Apparel and Hennessey’s Tavern Inc., are proud to announce that the 2014 WPA Championship Elite race will not require qualifying to enter. ... [more]

Volvo Noble Marine RS300 National Championship overall By Steve Bolland, , 3:27 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
We knew it was windy when we looked out of the window and the seagulls were flying backwards. By the time we reached the club the Race Officer, Paul Gilmore had already ‘phoned the harbour masters at Ayr and Troon and received confirmation that the gusts were reaching 40 knots. Less scientifically, my hat blew off which tells me it’s definitely too windy to go sailing. ... [more]

阿布扎比队打破环英国及爱尔兰帆船赛单体帆船级别赛会纪录 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:13 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
由伊恩·沃克船长率领的阿布扎比队在刚刚结束的环英国及爱尔兰帆船赛中以破单体帆船赛会纪录的成绩,在五支沃尔沃Ocean 65船队中取得第一,展现了其冲击2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛冠军奖杯的实力。 ... [more]

IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Tim Wilkes By, , 3:05 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on deck for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 2:51 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
With a brief on-shore postponement by PRO Bill Canfield and his legion of volunteers from Sail Newport, the deep Audi Melges 20 fleet headed North of the Newport Harbor Bridge to kick off the sixth edition of the U.S. Nationals. With past champions, fleet veterans, and several talented newcomers in attendance, what the fleet lacked in size was quickly made up through talent and tight racing. ... [more]

Lack of wind and big current plagues Canadian Optimist Championships By Katie Nicoll, Lunenburg , 2:39 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
At the Canadian Optimist Championships, the search for wind started early with the RC heading out to the race course. In the meantime, the young sailors made up ball games and swim races to keep them entertained. It was great to see that they were not sitting around on electronic devices! ... [more]

UK Minister for Sport Helen Grant supports Bart’s Bash By Irene Corosu, , 2:34 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to announce that Bart’s Bash, the Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Sailing Race on 21st September 2014, has received the support of UK Minister for Sport Helen Grant. ... [more]

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