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Sopot Match Race - Williams claims victory in Poland By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 11:00 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
Sopot Match Race, the latest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, saw an impressive come-from-behind victory for British skipper Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team on a day that seemed set to be sailed in light northerly winds. That was until the wind shut down, performed a 180 degree turn, and then filled in with a sudden blustery 20 knots from the south. ... [more]

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week: entry closing date fast approaching By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 10:43 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The close of entries for this year’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, which is being held from 28th August to 2nd September 2014, is just around the corner. The overall fleet number has already topped 50 with several more boats expected to enter. ... [more]

Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Low down from Groupama By Groupama sailing team, , 8:30 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
The organisers of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta, with two years until the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio, have laid on a first-rate spread. And, just the once won't hurt, the sailors are getting to reap the benefits before the other athletes. ... [more]

Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014 - Final Day By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 6:44 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014 - Final Day - Dziwnów put on it’s best show for the final two races of the Laser Radial Youth World titles. A 10 knot breeze from the along the shore built steadily throughout the first race to 13 knots with good surfing waves. The wind topped out at 15 knots but the waves built to give some great rides down wind. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 - Will a Danish entry take Boat 7? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 4:09 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
Just on 70 days before the start of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race and rumours abound that a major Danish company is set to sponsor a last minute entry in the round the world race, grabbing the available one design boat seven. ... [more]

BIC Techno 293 One Design Class Worlds - Highlights Video By Patrik Pollak, , 3:58 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
BIC Techno 293 One Design Class Worlds 2014 were held in Brest, France. It was another great event beating all the previous record in fun and participation. Here is 400 reasons to have 500 reasons next time ... ... [more]

Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Finn and RS:X preview By Daniel Smith, , 3:46 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta will take place from 3-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. Finn and RS:X racing will kick off the the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ... [more]

Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Competitive test for U.S. By Will Ricketson, , 3:34 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Racing at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) gets underway on Sunday August 3rd with Rio de Janeiro's mountainous skyline and scenery providing a dramatic backdrop. For US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes, the event will provide another competitive test and a key opportunity ... [more]

RS100 European Championships overall By Huw Powell & Al Hall, , 3:16 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
Gill 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]

RS400 European Championships overall By Sarah Robertson and Roger Carter, , 2:32 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
The RS400 European Championships at Lake Garda is a perennial RS400 favourite, so it seems fitting in our 20th anniversary year that a record 45 boats made the biannual pilgrimage for the RS Eurocup, including 18 teams from Scotland, three from Canada and two from Cork. ... [more]

Barclays 52 Super Series - Azzurra in Palma for the 33rd Copa Del Rey By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 1:59 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
The boat flying the colors of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is docked together with her 'sisters' in front of the Real Club Nautico di Palma, ready for the battle start on Monday, August 4th. ... [more]

Eastern Autobody Winter Series 2014 - Saga of the sailing managers By Peter Campbell, , 1:33 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A close duel between past and present sailing managers of Bellerive Yacht Club on the Derwent today ended taking ‘Saga’ to a commanding pointscore lead in the Bellerive Yacht Club’s Eastern Autobody Winter Series. ... [more]

Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender By Sail-World, , 12:53 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Naiad's Western Australian licenced builder Kirby Marine have launched an impressive 13m Naiad Tender named Warrior. It has been specifically has been designed as a tender for a Super Yacht, so the emphasis is on transporting people and supplies to and from the Super Yacht. ... [more]

Keeping score: How to win the Volvo Ocean Race By Jonno Turner, , 12:31 PM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Director Jack Lloyd said, 'This edition, we’ve moved to low points scoring for the first time,' he adds. 'It means that the team that finishes first in an off-shore leg, or an in-port race, will be awarded one point. The team that finishes second, two points – and third, three points. If you are disqualified, or have to retire, then you earn an extra point.' ... [more]

Sea and Summit leg seven - Rain fails to dampen Tash's spirits By RYA, , 10:12 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
'Sip and Puff’ sailing teen Natasha 'Miss isle' Lambert endured very wet weather conditions today (01 August) as she resumed her Sea and Summit challenge sailing from Plymouth to Fowey in just four hours. The 17-year-old, who has cerebral palsy and controls her boat by breathing through a straw in a specially-engineered bicycle helmet. ... [more]

RYA meets with Government over latest red diesel development By RYA, , 9:51 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
'The crux of the matter is ensuring the continued availability of diesel for the leisure boating community' says Gus Lewis, Head of Legal and Government Affairs at the RYA. 'If the UK is forced to change to white diesel for recreational craft at the waterside suppliers will find it difficult to make the significant investment required to install additional tanks and pumps for white diesel.' ... [more]

Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship -Harry Price wins By Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media, , 8:54 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
'It was tactically very challenging in the shifty conditions,' said Milly Bennett. 'We had a much better day today – we changed some crew positions around and Alice really stepped up. 'My best match of the day was definitely the last match of the semi-final' ... [more]

Endangered species are like Movie Stars - Charlie Sheens and Tom Hanks By Rob Jordan, , 8:14 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - GMT
A new analysis published in ¬Conservation Biology challenges a widely accepted theory that protecting threatened species with unique functional roles is synonymous with protecting ecosystems. In fact, the study's subject, the bumphead parrotfish, is a prime example of a threatened species that, in high numbers, can damage its surroundings. ... [more]

Brisbane to Keppel Race - The Healer last to first By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:06 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Mark Hipgrave’s Beneteau First 36s7 called The Healer finished the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race last in the fleet, at 5.30am this morning, Sunday August 3, 2014. On handicap it’s a very different story, the small Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron crew outclassing the entire PHS fleet. ... [more]

Open 420 Worlds: When good race days go bad... By Rob Burn, , 3:53 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Rob Burn reports on the fourth day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. One race today, the second abandoned just as the breeze appeared to come in. After a Lay day yesterday that was warm, with the best wind of the World Championships so far ... [more]

RC Laser Yacht Aus Championship - Sydney sailor brings home gold By Cliff Bromiley, Gold Coast , 3:37 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Brown said 'The competition was fierce this year – the skill levels increase year-on-year, as does the size of the fleet. This was a particularly pleasing event to win.' The event attracted a field of 24 sailors from around the country and was held at Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast in sunny conditions with variable winds. ... [more]

Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Ragtime to riches By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:07 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Long-time Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron member Chris Morgan wondered pre-race if his boat’s number one berth allocation at the final resting point, at Keppel Bay Marina, could be an omen. Last night he and wife Bernadette’s 20 year-old J130 Ragtime was declared the IRC overall winner of the eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ... [more]

2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - Day 2 By Rich Roberts, , 2:24 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - For a while Saturday the 2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club was building to a Sunday showdown between Chris Raab, who won Friday's Qualification competition and two of Saturday's fleet races, and young Christophe Killian, the defending champion who had three seconds before finishing first in Saturday's sixth and final race ... [more]

Aussies World Champions in 2014 29er titles By Peter McIntosh, Kingston , 1:43 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
World 29er Championships 2014 - You read it here first … Last week a story in Sail-world noted that NSW teenagers Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, sailing for Belmont Sailing Club, had just won the North American 29er Nationals and looked to be a huge threat in this year’s 29er Worlds which were to follow at the same venue at Kingston, Canada. And so it turned out to be!! ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 2, 2014 - Interest buoys KIWI By Collinson FX, , 1:15 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 2, 2014: A dramatic collapse in equities for the week signalled a confluence of Geo-Political crises and economic fundamental changes globally. Equities have turned, with the fear the Fed will conclude QE Infinity and begin to raise rates, for the first time in eight years. The KIWI managed to consolidate, at 0.8500, supported by extremely attractive interest rate differentials. ... [more]

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