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NZL’s Kosinska set to start for 2014 RS:X European Champs in Turkey By Jodie Bakewell-White, Turkey , 12:24 PM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The 2014 RS:X European Champs are about to get underway in Cesme, Turkey, where NZL Sailing Team’s Natalia Kosinska and youth men’s rider Alex Hart will start racing tomorrow. Coach Dave Robertson reports ... [more]

Ventura Summer Sailstice By Bruce Fleming, California , 12:05 PM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
This Weta Weekend event was inspired by the need some of us had seen for a 'clinic' to raise the abilities of some of our fellow Weta sailors. Ventura was chosen for idyllic weather and consistent winds in the low teens. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 - Rare placing for Groupama By Groupama Sailing Team, , 11:38 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - GMT
Extreme Sailing Series Act 4, 2014 - After 22 races contested over four days on Saint Petersburg's race zone, which was as sumptuous as it was complicated, Groupama 40 secured a rare eleventh place out of twelve competitors. ... [more]

Kieler Woche - 29ers: Salamon and Hallstrom are European Champions By Herman Hell, , 11:18 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - GMT
A soft and conciliatory end of Kieler Woche 2014. The sailing event that showed all weather phenomena during the nine days, from spring awakening to summer thunderstorms and autumn storms. But on the last day, the crews of the 14 international classes could be sent out to onto the water for a few more last races. ... [more]

Clipper Round The World - Teams face light winds and strong tides By Clipper Ventures, , 10:27 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following a spectacular send-off from Derry-Londonderry by the red arrows and big crowds, the penultimate race of the series, the OneDLL cup to Den Helder in the Netherlands, is underway. ... [more]

Solitaire du Figaro - Complex finale ahead By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 10:20 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - GMT
The fourth and final leg of the 2014 miles La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire started spectacularly off Les Sables d'Olonne in a brisk 20-22kts NW'ly breeze and choppy seas. ... [more]

Albert SC Regatta - Good racing in ideal winter sailing conditions By Rod Thomas, Melbourne , 9:43 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The annual Winter Regatta at Melbourne's Albert Sailing Club saw good close dinghy racing on Albert Park Lake in ideal winter sailing conditions. There were 90 entries across the weekend in a range of monohull dinghy classes. The fleets sailed a series of short course races of up to 30 minutes in five to ten knot nor-nor easterly breezes on the challenging Albert Park Lake. ... [more]

Land Rover awards Sarah Ayton 'Above and Beyond' Award By Land Rover Sailing, , 9:35 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - GMT
Double Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton was the recipient of the second Above and Beyond Award presented by Land Rover in Saint Petersburg this morning by Land Rover Global Brand Ambassador, Hannah White, in recognition of her engagement with the grassroots sailing community. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing - Thrilling finale in St Petersburg for Oman Sail By Oman Sail, , 8:26 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - GMT
For the second consecutive month, an Oman Sail crewmember won the Land Rover Above and Beyond Award, given at each of the Extreme Sailing Series Acts for the finest example of team spirit, sportsmanship and strength of mind from an individual, team or group. ... [more]

RORC Season's Points Championship - Morgan Cup Race overall By Louay Habib, , 7:59 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Morgan Cup Race took the fleet from Cowes, east out the Solent, along the southside of the Isle of Wight and along the southwest coast of England to Dartmouth and it proved to be a tough test. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Demanding Act 4 finale By J.P. Morgan BAR, , 7:46 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
On the Extreme Sailing Series finale of Act 4, six races were completed in front of the spectacular Russian backdrop, taking it to 22 in total over the four days. Each race was equally demanding, offering a different set of conditions and today was no exception with tricky, unstable and shifty racing for the 12 Extreme 40 teams. ... [more]

Solitaire du Figaro - Final leg gets underway By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 7:38 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
In the Solitaire du Figaro final leg, on Sunday 29th June, the Artemis’ team of eight British skippers got a glimpse into what it’s like to embark on the Vendée Globe, parading their one-design Figaro Bénéteau IIs out of Les Sables d’Olonne to the cheers of hundreds of well wishers lining the walls of the iconic canal. ... [more]

Clipper Round The World - Simply LegenDerry! By Ruth Harrington, , 7:23 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - GMT
The near 800 nautical mile race will be a tactical challenge, navigating around Scotland, into the North Sea, and then on to the historic Naval port on the north west edge of Holland. The crew was treated to gastro breakfast sandwiches prepared by local ‘celebrity’ chefs before the teams were led to their yachts by Derry-Londonderry Mayor Councillor Brenda Stevenson. ... [more]

BIC Techno 293 World Championship 2014 - Preview video By Patrik Pollak, , 4:30 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - GMT
Last big event for the Youth Olympic windsurfing class this summer is World Championship in Brest, France. ... [more]

MISSING, believed STOLEN By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, , 3:26 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
A 45' sailing catamaran (formerly named Dai Long Wan) was found to be missing (assumed stolen) from her mooring in Shelter Cove, Sai Kung Hong Kong on Sunday 29 June 2014. She was last recorded as being on her mooring on Wednesday 25 June 2014. The mooring lines were intact, and the owner confirms that no one has moved the boat with his authority. ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Race - Biddy Hu II’s family affair makes it a century By Rob Mundle, , 3:20 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - It’s a century already for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014. The list of entries has topped 100 and is continuing to grow at an impressive rate. ... [more]

Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week 2014 - Day 3 wrap-up By Rich Roberts, , 3:02 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The sailors with the best prescriptions survived the relatively windless distress of a difficult Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week---notably Bob Lane, the pharmacist who drove his familiar Andrews 63 named Medicine Man to first place in Random Leg PHRF 1 for the biggest of the 142 boats in 15 classes. ... [more]

2014 Newport Bermuda Race - Prize giving ceremony By Talbot Wilson, , 2:23 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Newport Bermuda Race - It's a quiet Sunday after the Saturday evening prizegiving, crew dinners and the last party at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for Newport Bermuda 2014. Return crews are now packing groceries, topping off tanks and clearing Bermuda Customs for the long cruise home. Time now for some 1600 racers and their guests in Bermuda to return to the ‘real’ world. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 28, 2014 - Directional changes By Collinson FX, , 12:41 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
June 28, 2014: The week ahead has many reasons for some quantum directional changes, with important Employment data out in the US, while the ECB and RBA rate decisions ensure Central Banks dominate. This should be a massive week, but shortened, with the Independence Day holiday on Friday in the USA! ... [more]

Lightning Youth World Championship - Day 1 By International Lightning Class Association, , 11:46 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
The Lightning Youth World Championship kicked off Sunday, June 29th with 72 competitors from three different continents and five different countries. Principal Race Office Rob Ruhlman made a valiant effort to get some racing underway, ultimately completing one race on the first day. ... [more]

The North West Passage calls: Who will answer this year? By Douglas Pohl/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:37 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The great annual sailing adventure these days is not crossing the Atlantic, or even going around the world. It's not going solo, it's not even idiotically braving the Gulf of Aden. No, the greatest adventure of the current era is undoubtedly transiting the very uncertain conditions in the North West Passage. Douglas Pohl, the best North West Passage Watcher, tells who will be embarking in 2014. ... [more]

RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Down to the wire + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 11:13 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
Racing at the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup finished today with the tensest of conclusions, two boats tied going into the final race and the ultimate result of the regatta going right to the wire. Three races were held, once again in brilliant sunshine and a slowly building, but very shifty westerly breeze blowing off the Andalucian coast. ... [more]

Star Class World Championship - Sailors ready to begin battle By Star Class World Championship, , 11:10 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
Beginning tomorrow, Monday, June 30 until Saturday, July 5, Star Sailors from across the world will come together in Malcesine, Italy at Fraglia Vela Malcesine to compete in the 2014 International Star Class World Championship on the infamous waters of Lake Garda. ... [more]

Polish adventure sailor in second try at North West Passage By Nancy Knudsen, , 10:14 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Every boat attempting to transit the North West Passage this year has its own story. Ryszard Wojnowski, Polish adventure sailor, had his own way of doing it. In his Lady Dana 44, he set sail from Sopot, Poland, on June 8, 2013, planning to circle the North Pole, including the North West Passage beginning on the Russian side in one season. However it was not to be... ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Five teams play Russian Roulette on final day By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:17 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After four days and 22 races, Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover came down to an edge-of-the-seat final race shoot out, with five teams gunning for the podium and no room for error. The game of Russian roulette between The Wave, Muscat and Alinghi continued until the final double pointer. ... [more]

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