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Tie This 'Lifesaving' Bowline in Seconds - the easy way! By John Jamieson, Florida , 5:14 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
It was another perfect November day for frostbiting--until that 25-knot gust struck out of nowhere! With no time to release the mainsheet, I flipped the boat in shallow water, about two hundred yards from shore. The tiny 14-footer rolled 180 degrees before planting its mast firmly into the muddy bottom of Charleston Harbor. ... [more]

49erFX Junior Worlds - India's Gautham and Nedunchezhiyan impress By ISAF, , 5:10 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Ahead of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, India's Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan are honing in their skiff technique in the 49erFX fleet at the Junior Worlds in Aarhus, Denmark. After six races the Indian pair have impressed, amassing a consistent string of results and currently sit sixth overall. ... [more]

Trois prétendants au Vendée Globe embarquent sur la Volvo Ocean Race By Agence Mer et Media, , 3:51 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Charles Caudrelier, Pascal Bidégorry et Eric Péron, tous les trois candidats au prochain Vendée Globe, embarqueront à bord du bateau chinois Dongfeng pour la Volvo Ocean Race. Ces trois là pourraient donc bien enchainer un tour du monde en équipage dès l'automne, puis et un tour du monde en solitaire en 2016. ... [more]

470 Junior Worlds - Spanish extend lead, British close gap on French By 470 International Association Class, , 3:49 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Racing got underway early at 1000 hours on Monday 30 June at the 470 Junior Worlds to make the most of the breeze and improve the chance of completing the scheduled three races for each fleet in a demanding day of racing. Conditions were again a tricky and testing on the race course, as leftover clouds from last night’s thunderstorm caused some massive windshifts. ... [more]

Sanctuary Classic off to a great start! By The Sportfishing Conservancy, , 2:50 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
A photo of Cheryl Barnes with a big cabezon caught in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary took the Top Prize for week two of the Third Annual Sanctuary Classic, a free, summer-long fishing photo contest that highlights family sport fishing opportunities in America's expansive network of National Marine Sanctuaries. ... [more]

Maryland State Championship Junior Regatta at Galesville By Joseph Chuchla, Galesville MD , 2:36 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The 2014 Maryland State Championship Jr Regatta was held at West River Sailing Club Galesville, MD on Monday June 30. Fleets were composed of 420, Laser Radial and Optimist (red, white, blue) and Optimist green fleet. ... [more]

America's Cup: Luna Rossa starts development program in AC45s today By Luna Rossa Media, , 1:15 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
L The 'new' Luna Rossa Piranha has undergone some major changes foreseen by the Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup that now allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World Series – except for the shape of the hulls. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 1, 2014 - NZ Economy hits wall By Collinson FX, , 12:23 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 1, 2014: Wheeler has embarked on an aggressive monetary policy to raise rates in an effort to combat inflationary pressures and fight the real estate bubble in Auckland. He has succeeded in slowing economic activity, by raising the cost of capital and boosting the KIWI, which has been a body blow to the all-important trade sector. ... [more]

Ainslie Racing gets big Government funding boost for Portsmouth base By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 12:03 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
New base for Ben Ainslie Racing has the potential to bring significant economic and sporting benefits to the UK, particularly for Portsmouth and the wider Solent area. A recent report on Team New Zealand suggested that the NZ component of its 2010-2013 campaign in Auckland created 1,000 jobs and brought an $88million boost to the local economy. ... [more]

OMYC Cruise/Race to Koh Samet By Doug Smith, OMYC Sailing, , 10:53 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
OMYC Sailing Club, Regatta 7, 11–13 July: Our next event will be in conjunction with Ocean Marina Properties and will be a race /cruise to Koh Samet over the holiday weekend on 11th, 12th and 13th July. This event is made possible by the support of Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Many thanks to them! ... [more]

Aldeburgh K6 Open 2014 – Sailing masterclasses provided By Heather Chipperfield, , 10:11 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Saturday was light and fickle and sailed down towards Orford where the river is wider and away from the moorings. Conversations carry in these conditions, and it was great to hear George Jones bemoaning the fact that the Queen no longer personally signs birthday cards for people turning 100 because there are too many living too long. ... [more]

Paige Railey: ISAF Youth Worlds produced Laser Radial talent By ISAF / Imogen Stanley, , 9:45 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
In 2005 Railey was at the top of her game, she won gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds taking six wins out of the eleven races. Following on from this Railey went onto win European Gold and finally, but most impressively, the Open World Championship title. This sprinkling of gold put her at a well-deserved World #1 ranking confirming her status as the world’s best in 2005. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Mid-Atlantic encounter with Queen Mary 2 + Video By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 8:14 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) received an incredible surprise today when they received a mid-Atlantic salute from the iconic British ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard line. Shortly before 1700 UTC and sailing upwind at 11 knots, Azzam was overhauled by the massive 1,132-foot, 76,000 tonne Queen Mary 2 (QM2) travelling at twice her speed ... [more]

A Beer Bummel on the Thames River By Greg Nicoll with John Armstrong, , 8:01 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Sail-World North America's Greg Nicoll is one of the Canadian Yachting cruising Galley Guys who have made an art of being where the food and beverage action is. Here is one of their reports on cruising the Rivers of England. ... [more]

Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - Day 2 By Peter Campbell, , 4:08 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - Tasmanian yacht Alive is blitzing the fleet in the 1885 nautical mile Melbourne to Vanuatu ocean race; 24 hours after the start yesterday the Reichel/Pugh 66 has sailed out of Bass Strait and is about to gybe northwards. ... [more]

Hobie Multi Europeans 2014 - About to set off By Patrik Pollak, , 3:23 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Jumping straight into middle of action at the Hobie Multi Europeans with our first daily report. Sun, wind, friendly people - best way to start summer holidays. Lot of sailing has been done and there is much more to come until Saturday when we will know the new European champions in all categories .... ... [more]

Round Ireland Yacht Race - Fight for line honours underway By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 3:11 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
It looks like it could be a two-yacht race for the 2014 Round Ireland line honours right up until the last nautical mile with Teng Tools Kilcullen continuing to shadow Monster Project throughout Tuesday. ... [more]

New Murray cod limits proposed to improve fishery By Paul Sellars, , 3:07 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Freshwater anglers have 60 days to provide Victorian fisheries managers with feedback about proposed changes to Murray cod size limits that are designed to significantly improve stocks. Fisheries Victoria Executive Director Ross McGowan said more than two decades of fisheries science and some of Victoria's best Murray cod anglers had recently reviewed catch limits. ... [more]

2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 1 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:27 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Star World Championship - It was a long Monday here at Fragile Vela Meclizine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship. A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. ... [more]

Up close and personal with whales on the Gold Coast By Jeni Bone, , 2:09 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
One of the most amazing natural migrations is passing along the east coast of Australia. The Humpbacks are on their way north to calve and you can get up close and very personal with them as they frolic and play, seemingly for the awe and amusement of spellbound spectators. ... [more]

PWA Awaza World Cup - All set for Turkmenistan action By Chris Yates, , 2:09 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The PWA enters new territory as the slalom sailors prepare to take centre stage in Turkmenistan. From the first to the 6th July the PWA will be entering unchartered waters as the male and female slalom fleets head to Turkmenistan for the first time ever, for what promises to be a fantastic new event on the PWA Slalom World Tour. ... [more]

SA Marina Day encourages South Australians to enjoy their marinas By MIA, , 1:14 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
South Australian residents are being invited to discover the joys of boating on Sunday 12 October 2014 as the focus of South Australia (S.A.) Marina Day, launched at the Adelaide Boat Show. ... [more]

Southport Yacht Club raffle: Dusit Thani, BRIG Falcon, Marriott stay By Jeni Bone, , 12:35 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Southport Yacht Club via Associates Committee is thrilled to be running its annual September Mega Raffle with a host of prizes to the combined value of more than $20,000. ... [more]

Lightning Youth World Championship - Day 2 By International Lightning Class Association, , 12:33 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Two more races were completed in the 2014 Lightning Youth World Championship today. The top three teams from yesterday showed consistency through the first race today. Team Rondina from Brazil kept up their winning streak with another bullet. Team Lutz from the USA and Team Lorca from Chile finished two, three to tie for second place. ... [more]

Online weather routing - possible? Predict Wind says yes By Nancy Knudsen, , 11:08 PM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Everything else is getting automated, why not weather routing? PredictWind tells us that with their new weather routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. ... [more]

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