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Fifth round of XCAT World Powerboat Series moves to China By Karien Jonckheere, , 11:07 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
Organisers of the UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series have announced that Cascais, Portugal will no longer host the fifth round of the Series. 'Unfortunately a number of unforeseen and unavoidable factors have led to the regrettable decision to call off the event in Cascais, Portugal which was scheduled for 1-3 August,' said Dr Khalid Al Zahed. ... [more]

2014 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta - Milestone event By Jeffrey Harris, port klang , 9:38 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta - Plans are now in place to ensure that the 25th edition of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta will be bigger and better than ever. Organisers have received a strong response to date from skippers intending to enter. In Class One, owners of at least ten international racing boats have signaled their intention to attend and Class Four ... [more]

Sly 43 - Making her Australian premier By Vicsail, Sydney , 8:49 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - GMT
Sly Yachts celebrates the beginning of a new era in which performances and pleasure are combined with comfort and design. In performance, Sly process enables light displacement and it maximizes load-resistance. In design, thanks to the Sly know-how in planning, today expanded with the Nauta Yachts contribution to stylish interiors design. ... [more]

Australian Sailing video wrap Kiel Week By Cora Zillich, , 8:41 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Olympic Champion Mat Belcher tells us why he loves coming back to Kiel and the upcoming plans for his crew. And Sasha Ryan and Amelia Catt as well as Jaime Ryan and Carrie Smith talk about their first regatta in Kiel together after 470W crew combinations have changed within the squad. ... [more]

Management measures implemented to reduce large whale entanglements By NOAA Fishries, , 8:10 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - GMT
Whales can get entangled in the vertical lines, which are ropes that connect surface buoys to traps-pots on the sea floor. We worked with a Take Reduction Team, which is a diverse group of fishermen, environmentalists, scientists and federal and state resource managers, to develop measures aimed at reducing the risk of these types of entanglements. ... [more]

Scientists use JeDI to create world’s first global jellyfish database By University of Southampton, , 8:00 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - GMT
An international study, led by the University of Southampton, has led to the creation of the world’s first global database of jellyfish records to map jellyfish populations in the oceans. ... [more]

Captain Phillips and Obama admin wants pirates' nests eradicated By Sail-world.com/Maritime Exec., , 7:37 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - GMT
Captain Phillips was held hostage by Somali pirates after they hijacked the ship he commanded, the Maersk Alabama, while sailing the Indian Ocean in April 2009. He was held hostage in a life boat for five days until U.S. Navy Seal snipers killed his captors. The new White House Plan highlights, 'Pirates require land-based support and access to weapons to commit acts of violence.' ... [more]

Lightning Youth World Championship - Final day By International Lightning Class Association, , 4:13 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - GMT
Lightning Youth World Championship - On the final day of racing 'typical' Buffalo Canoe Club weather prevailed. PRO Rob Ruhlman reported 'winds were steady from 240 - 230 and increased as the day went on from six –seven to fifteen - sixteen knots.' Three races were completed to determine the 2014 Lightning Youth World Champions - Congratulations to the Brazilian Team of Felipe Rondina, Jose Afonso ... [more]

2014 Hobie Multi European Championships - First day of finals By Patrik Pollak, , 3:11 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Hobie Multi European Championships - First day of finals here in Spain, strong wind, big waves lot of action. You can easily spot the defending champions in the fleet of Hobie 16s. ... [more]

2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 3 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:26 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Star World Championship - Race Day 3 got off to a rough start today with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course four' for Race three. ... [more]

Minimising possible impact on the Clyde By RYA, , 1:48 AM Thursday 03 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
On 25 July, over 250 boats will gather at James Watt Dock in Greenock to take part in RYA Scotland’s Commonwealth Flotilla, one of the many official Festival 2014 events to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow and an important way for people from near and far to be part of the Games experience. ... [more]

Top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power By RYA, , 11:54 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
RYA Chief Instructor, Sail Cruising, Vaughan Marsh shares his top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power. There are many reasons to pick up a mooring buoy, but let’s take a closer look at what’s involved using the process – Appraise, Plan, Execute and Review. ... [more]

Coast Guard Foundation presents gift to Station Fort Pierce By Jennifer Crowley Fyke, , 11:38 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
At a presentation earlier today the Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families presented a $10,000 gift to Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, Florida. ... [more]

America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup By Ludovic Sorlot, , 10:50 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
On the occasion of the Europe Class A Championship organized by the Cercle de Bordeaux sailing on Lake Carcans-Maubuisson CupLegends.com caught up with Dean Barker who answered Ludovic Sorlot's questions. Beaten after an incredible return of American during the last America's Cup, we asked him how he felt after this terrible defeat. ... [more]

2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – A weekend of two halves! By Paul Davies, RPNYC Media , 9:56 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
'Come to Windy Wellington' they say. 'It’s always really windy whenever I visit Wellington' they mutter. Well – you just cant beat Wellington on a good day – and the second race weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series proved that by turning on two extremely different sets of conditions last Saturday and Sunday! ... [more]

New industry buoyancy in the wake of this year’s Adelaide Boat Show By Boating Industry Association, , 9:47 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 2014 Adelaide Boat Show demonstrated a refreshing turnaround in consumer confidence with positive sales reports and a solid attendance. Held over four days at the Adelaide Showground, Wayville, the event featured a diverse range of exhibits and it attracted dedicated buyers. ... [more]

Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - Sports Boat fleet talk up Race Week By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 9:40 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Conquistador warriors are preparing their Sports Boat Division battle plans ahead of the Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from the eighth to 15th August 2014. The team’s recent burst of performance at Mooloolaba’s Sports Boat Winter Nationals has given them the impetuous to plan packing the boat up again for another road trip and head up from Sydney to Airlie Beach. ... [more]

Sydney Boat Show - US Yachts invites keen sailors to a preview By SBS Media, , 9:33 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
If wading through crowds isn’t your thing or if you want to spend more time looking at the boats on your list, US Yachts may have the solution. They are inviting prospective buyers to view the new Elan 320, Elan 394 and Hunter 37, along with other boats in their range, at Darling Harbour on Saturday July 26. ... [more]

Solitaire du Figaro - Two Brits on Rookie podium after leg 4 By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 9:13 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
On Wednesday 2nd July, eight wind swept, salt crusted and physically exhausted British solo sailors dropped onto the docks in Cherbourg, France having just finished the 2000 mile Solitaire du Figaro 2014. Team Plymouth skipper Sam Goodchild was the first British skipper across the Leg 4 finish line in 13th, seeing him finish his fourth Solitaire du Figaro 22nd overall. ... [more]

PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood By Chris Yates, , 7:57 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Day two of the PWA Awaza World Cup proved to be a long and frustrating affair, spanning twelve and a half hours, as light and gusty winds played havoc for much of the day. Early this morning Delphine Cousin made the perfect start to her title defence as she claimed the first victory of the year in the women’s fleet, however only one heat of the men’s was completed before the wind became too light. ... [more]

Tour de France à la voile - Groupama 34 throws title into the ring By Vincent Borde, , 6:05 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Undisputed winner in 2013 of the Tour de France a la Voile, between Dieppe and Marseille ahead of Courrier Dunkerque and Bretagne Crédit Mutuel, the crew of Groupama 34 is throwing its title into the ring in the 2014 edition. ... [more]

J80 European Championship - Moriceau puts pressure on Van der Ploeg By Neus Jordi, , 5:58 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
'Factor Energía', commanded by José María van der Ploeg, stayed at the top of the leaderboard of the J80 European championship after three days of competition. Three races were staged today at Club Náutico El Balís’ waterfront. French champion of the J80 class 'Interface Concept', skippered by Simon Moriceau, sailed better and ranks second overall, only one point behind the leader. ... [more]

Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:46 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
With 20 of the 24 flights of Qualifying now complete after day three of Stena Match Cup Sweden, the vital question is over who will make it through to the top eight and continue into Friday’s Quarter Finals here in Marstrand. Currently leading the field, both on 10 points, are Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar and Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa teams. ... [more]

Star World Championship - Frustrating day 3 rocks the fleet By Star Class World Championship, , 5:31 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Race day three at the Star World Championship got off to a rough start with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course 4' for Race 3. ... [more]

Invitational Team Racing Challenge - All set for Porto Cervo action By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 5:25 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Only a few hours until racing gets underway in the first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge organized by the YCCS from second through 6th July. The sixteen participating crews, representing eight teams, have been arriving in Sardinia over the past few days and spent today on the water getting to grips with the Bavaria B/One boats and the brisk conditions off Porto Cervo. ... [more]

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