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A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! By Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, , 5:22 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
I recently took a call from a member who had just returned home from a boating trip to Brittany. When in Brittany he found that about a third of the shore supply in marinas had reverse polarity. He says the French were disinterested but feels that members should be made aware of the dangers. ... [more]

OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash By Barby MacGowan, , 5:00 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Neither Garrod Clute (Bristol, Conn.), Ed Weschler (Chicago) nor Maggie Dunbar (Newport, R.I.) had ever been aboard a Tall Ship before, but when they arrived in Portsmouth, R.I. last week with over two dozen other teens aboard the 180-foot three-masted schooner Mystic one would have sworn they had been aboard for five weeks rather than five days. ... [more]

East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng By Jonno Turner, , 4:43 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Dongfeng is in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a charming little enclave that sits a million miles from the harsh realities of the Southern Ocean. The clock has barely chimed nine, yet the foreheads of this 10-strong Dongfeng Race Team crew glisten and glimmer like the sharp, wet edges of the proud grass below their feet. ... [more]

Topaz National Championships - Paddy Cunnane and Adam Byrne victorious By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 4:36 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Dingle Sailing Club is pleased to announce that local Dingle sailors Paddy Cunnane (helm) and Adam Byrne (crew) are the Topaz Irish National Champions 2014. The Topaz National Championships were hosted by Dingle Sailing Club for the first time on the 23-24 August 2014 ... [more]

ISA All Ireland Championship - Ben Duncan to face stiff competition By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 4:31 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Defending All Ireland Sailing Champion Ben Duncan will face some stiff competition next week as he fights to retain his title. 16 national class champions have been invited to compete at the ISA’s most prestigious annual senior sailing event; the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship on the sixth and seventh of September. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:26 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 syndicate, TeamTurx, has been confirmed to compete at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 Istanbul as an invitational entry, bringing the tally of boats on the startline up to 12. The event will be further bolstered by support from co-Host Venue partners Yandex, one of Europe’s largest technology and internet companies, and Palmarina. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 3:14 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during race 4. ... [more]

RYA Mega Prize Draw – Win over £3,000 worth of amazing prizes By Emma Slater, , 2:39 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
One lucky visitor to this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show could be in with a chance of winning over £3,000 worth of amazing boating related prizes in the RYA’s Mega Prize Draw. Running throughout the show visitors to the RYA Stand (JO66) will have the opportunity to submit their entry in to the mega prize draw and win a whole host of prizes. ... [more]

Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Eye on the big picture By Emma Milne, , 12:39 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
Charismatic Queensland businessman Stefan Ackerie has promising plans to build a towering ‘icon of vision’ to mark his faith in the future of the Gold Coast’s dynamic marine industry. ... [more]

European première for Belize 54 Daybridge at Cannes Yachting Festival By Riviera Australia, , 11:48 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
The distinctive new Belize 54 Daybridge from the bespoke Belize Motoryacht Collection will make her European premiere at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival from September 9 to 14. This opulent new vessel from Riviera Australia will lead an impressive line-up of luxurious Australian designed cruisers from the award-winning manufacturer, including the 4400 Sport Yacht and 45 Open Flybridge. ... [more]

NZ company’s exterior helm stations shown for the first time in Europe By Isla McKechnie, , 11:18 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
A New Zealand company which creates exterior helm stations, providing an unprece-dented level of control from the decks, will show their products for the first time at Mona-co. Specialist exterior helm station designer and installer, IMED, is bringing its watertight out-door control panels to the Monaco Yacht Show for the first time. ... [more]

Hamilton Island Race Week - Beneteau leading production boat builder By Beneteau, , 10:56 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Light conditions early on during the Hamilton Island Race Week regatta had the 28 strong Beneteau fleet battling for leading positions across the Divisions. Increased breeze and better sailing conditions later in the week seemed to favour the Beneteaus as overall results improved after the lay day, with a number of Divisional wins and outstanding performances. ... [more]

New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record By John Reed, , 10:30 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record. ... [more]

Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships - Day 4 images By LPB Aerial Imagery, , 10:06 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
LPB Aerial Imagery was on site at the Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships 2014 to capture these images on day four. ... [more]

Multihull Solutions’ boats nominated for top award By Kate Elkington, , 9:45 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Catana 59 and Fountaine Pajot’s SABA 50 have both been nominated for the prestigious 'Best Boat 2015' in the highly competitive SAIL Magazine awards. These nominations follow the recent success of Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts’ Summerland 40 Long Range power catamaran which was declared 'Boat of the Year' at the 2014 Moteur Boat Awards. ... [more]

Magnetic Island Race Week: great conditions forecast for regatta start By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 9:11 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The breeze is pumping and the north Queensland sun is blazing as crews competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week prepare for five days of hot competition starting tomorrow. Townsville’s most famous sailing son, Will Oxley, was on hand at the Competitor Briefing today to share his valuable advice to the fleet on the best way to handle the forecast perfect racing conditions. ... [more]

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - International fleet bound for Malta By Louay Habib, , 9:01 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
The 606-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa. One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark. ... [more]

Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing By Neptune Racing, , 7:34 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Our latest event saw Neptune Racing travel to the Bayview Yacht Club, contesting for the Detroit Cup. It was tumultuous week for the team; coming out firing to be in the lead after day one, eventually qualifying fourth after two days of racing. ... [more]

‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation for Sanctuary Cove Marina By Christine Roberts, , 4:42 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
Queensland’s Sanctuary Cove Marina has been accredited ‘Fish Friendly’ status by the Marina Industries Association. Fish Friendly accreditation is an information campaign and accreditation system focusing on marina fish habits and developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in collaboration with the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and the NSW Boating Industry Association (BIA). ... [more]

2014 MC38 Australian Championship - Leslie Green crowned Champion By Di Pearson, , 3:43 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 MC38 Australian Championship - After playing bridesmaid at both Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and the Australian Championship last year, Sydney yachtsman Leslie Green and his Ginger crew were crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, last weekend. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 3:04 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
After Garda's past rainy days and a short morning postponement ashore, the 57-strong Audi Melges 20 World Championship fleet welcomed plentiful sunshine and a nice eight - ten knots of breeze to the Lake Garda racing arena. Three races are now complete in the 10-part racing series with former Gold Cup Champion and Audi Sailing Series Champion Alessandro Rombelli aboard STIG ahead by seven points. ... [more]

P1 USA AquaX race series action heats up By P1 AquaX, , 2:26 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
The championship battle between P1 AquaX world ranked number one racer Eric Francis and the 300 Championship leader, Stuart Rasmussen, reached another level this weekend as fifty Jet skiers headed out to Florida’s Space Coast for the penultimate round of the P1 USA AquaX race series. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 28 2014 - US takes a breather By Collinson FX, , 12:04 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 28 2014: The Interest rate differentials provide support for a static NZ economy while a politically unstable Australia offers no real impetus. The NZD is trading up against the EUR at 0.6315 and the GBP at 0.5020. JPY remains solid buying at 86.60. Central Bank commentary and Geo-Political issues will continue to dominate a quiet economic week. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica By Sam Greenfield, Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:27 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Many have attempted to describe just how hard it is to sail in a Volvo Ocean Race, but what we rarely hear is how getting to the starting line can be just just as tough. Volvo Ocean race is a race within a race.We don’t often tell the stories of those who don’t make it, because, frankly, it’s not uncommon. But in the case of Lt. Chris Branning, we’ve made an exception. ... [more]

Super Boat International double header a huge Success By Super Boat International, , 9:49 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
Race teams converged on the Gulf Coast for a spectacular double-header race weekend; with racing in Orange Beach, AL this past Friday and racing in Pensacola Bay on Sunday. With a dual heat race on Friday, fans got to see lead changes, fast action and their favorite teams take the checkered flag. Orange Beach waters were some of the flattest seas seen in years. ... [more]

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