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2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Final four finish By Jennifer Crooks, , 2:31 AM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - The 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race came to an end at 03:02:44:06 yesterday afternoon when the 11.2 metre long Mortgage Choice Rumba, crossed the Main Beach, Southport finish line to rousing applause from other finishers enjoying a relaxed afternoon at Southport Yacht Club. ... [more]

Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals By Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay , 1:58 AM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Del Rey Yacht Club hosted the series, which featured over sixty boats. With Cal Yacht Club hosting the Optimist Nationals close by, there were over three hundred fifty kids on the water and close to three hundred dinghies off Santa Monica Beach. The racing was cut short on Sunday when rain and thunderstorms appeared and all races were abandoned about two o'clock. ... [more]

Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes By Rupert Holmes, , 9:27 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day two of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes delivered four tight races in sparkling conditions, with a 10-knot north westerly breeze. The racing saw plenty of adrenaline fuelled boat-on-boat action, with the four on-water umpires handing out numerous penalties. ... [more]

Mildura boaters reminded Murray River will be low until mid August By Roads and Maritime Services, , 9:23 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Roads and Maritme Services is reminding the Mildura boating community to avoid boating near Lock 11 of the Murray River with the draw down of the waterway now well under way. ... [more]

National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees By Jan Harley, , 9:16 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today revealed the eight people who will make up its 2014 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. ... [more]

J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious By Liz Smith, , 7:42 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The J/111 North American Championship was hosted this weekend, July 24-27 at the Little Traverse Yacht Club in Harbor Springs, MI. Thirteen J/111 boats attended the event in beautiful Northern Michigan ready to race during the LTYC annual Ugotta Regatta, including local boat Wind Czar who won the inaugural NAs in Chicago in 2013. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th By Trish Jenkins, , 7:34 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off on Sunday 10th August from the RYS startline in Cowes. The non-stop 1,802nm course takes the competitors around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland, including the most northerly point, the island and lighthouse of Muckle Flugga. ... [more]

PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5 By Chris Yates, , 6:38 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ... [more]

RS800 European Championships - Varying degrees of success and failure By Toby Wincer, , 6:27 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - GMT
After all 40 RS800 European Championship teams from France, Germany and the UK had made their journey down to Lake Garda with varying degrees of success and failure, the boat park was bustling with enthusiasm as the cloud and rain cleared over the weekend to leave the lake sparkling for the Championship opener on Monday afternoon. ... [more]

Masters of the Seas - Tanguy De Lamotte portrait By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 6:15 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - GMT
Tanguy De Lamotte is 36 years old. Although he has been settled in Lorient for quite some time now, he grew up in Versailles in Paris and his first sailing experiences took place in St Malo with his grandfather. Following that, he joined a sailing school at La Baule. ... [more]

Coast Guard Foundation reveals new staff hire in Texas By Jennifer Crowley Fyke, , 6:10 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 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 its newest member and Regional Director of Philanthropy, Karla Baldelli. ... [more]

Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego By Judy Parker, , 5:51 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club, the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship Regatta will be held in sunny San Diego this fall, September 5 - 12, 2014. SDYC is honored to host the competition, which has been contested biennially since 1950, the first in Havana, Cuba. The Championship has been held in venues throughout North and South America and Asia. ... [more]

WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered By World Paddle Association, , 5:45 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ... [more]

New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing By Jake Fish, , 5:39 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
US Sailing has launched a brand new Clever Pig! This website was designed specifically for aspiring youth and young adults who want to take their competitive sailing careers to the next level. This revamped version of has incorporated a new design and layout, with updated resourceful and dynamic content, and a revised structure of the best features from the original website. ... [more]

America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting By Richard Gladwell/, , 5:28 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ... [more]

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Fleet welcomed in Palma By Jessica Francis, , 5:21 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - GMT
Mr. Javier Sanz, President, Real Club Náutico de Palma has welcomed the Gazprom Swan 60 Class to Palma for their second Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, 'it is a pleasure for the Real Club Náutico de Palma and those who are part of it to embrace such a sailing class as the Gazprom Swan 60. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm By 52 Super Series, , 4:10 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - GMT
The build-up to sailing’s third event of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Palma Mallorca’s annual showcase, the Copa del Rey Mapfre, reveals some of the remarkable enthusiasm, loyalty and commitment of some of the Circuit’s key owners who are really enjoying their racing in the class. ... [more]

Sales at St Kilda’s newest marina exceed expectations By Peter Davey, Melbourne , 3:46 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - GMT
oyal Melbourne Yacht Squadron’s new marina opened just last February, but already the demand for the 20 year leases has seen them snapped up, with only four remaining on offer. General Manager Rod Austin said he was delighted with the result. 'We set aside a number of pens across the 10 to 20 metre range to help fund the construction of our new 250 berth marina. ... [more]

Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor By Leighton O'Connor, , 3:11 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Photographer Leighton O'Connor was on site at the Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta at Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA on July 25th to capture these images. Enjoy! ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 29, 2014 - NZD remain target By Collinson FX, , 3:03 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 29, 2014: The AUD remains strong, trading around 0.9400, while the KIWI is weaker due to the RBNZ 'jawboning' and deteriorating economic data. The NZD trades 0.8540 but will remain a target for the carry trade with attractive interest rate differentials. ... [more]

Gill RS200 Eurocup at Riva del Garda By Julian Bradley, , 2:40 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Riva del Garda is known for its scenery, skiing in the Winter and many go hill walking during its hot summers, But these weren’t the only sweaty and tired hikers hanging round the harbour last week – welcome to the RS200 Eurocup, whose 60-odd participants are often described as ‘staggering’. Usually around the Oca Bar at midnight. ... [more]

Winners with Zhik: The British 49er team By Richard Gladwell/, , 2:36 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Top sailors need top clothing to deliver a top performance.Continuing this this regular feature on Sail-World, we check in with the British 49er Sailing Team and their coach Ben Rhodes to find out what Zhik gear they like most. ... [more]

Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure By David Schmidt, Sail-World Cruising Editor, Seattle, WA , 2:23 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The mind has a funny way of distorting time. Take, for example, my first big offshore cruise. It was the summer of 1987, I was 11 years old, and my Dad and his buddies had sailed our newly acquired C&C 37 from our home in Connecticut up to Maine’s lovely Penobscot Bay, ... [more]

RS100 European Championships underway on Lake Garda By RS100 Sailing, , 1:49 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - GMT
RS100 European Championships - Lake Garda was formed by a glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the stunning freshwater lake it is today. It was created in the Ice Ages 1.5 million years ago...just before our UK and Australian class chairmen were born…! ... [more]

America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup By Beau Outteridge, , 1:15 PM Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
On the final day of the Moth Worlds, Beau Outteridge caught up with two America's Cup helmsmen: Chris Draper (Luna Rossa Challenge) and Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing). Check out this video where they discuss the relevance of the Moth Class to the America's Cup. ... [more]

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