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America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:37 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority have confirmed that six entries have been received for the 35th America's Cup - five Challengers and the Defender, Oracle Team USA. The five Challengers are believed to have met the entry requirements including payment of the $1million entry fee, as well as being scrutinised for compliance with the Deed of Gift ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR gear up for home racing By Sarah Alexander, , 7:32 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
J.P. Morgan BAR are gearing up for a weekend of racing on home waters at Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay. It’s been eight weeks since the team last competed together, on the River Neva, St Petersburg and the UK event marks the fifth of the eight part series. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:48 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Sail-World interviewed the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad late last week, after the dust had settled from the final and seventh boat entry team Vestas Wind. Sail-World started by commenting- Many observers are saying that if this one design element hadn’t come in, this race wouldn’t have happened? ... [more]

Baltic 4 Nations fleet arrive into Stralsund City Marina By Sailing Rallies, , 6:02 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
After some fantastic sailing down the Danish East Coast, the Baltic 4 Nations fleet headed on to the second nation of the trip arriving into Stralsund City Marina, Germany on Wednesday afternoon. Crews had the opportunity to visit the Ozeaneum, winner of European Museum of the Year in 2010 as well as admire the incredible sights and gothic architecture that this Hanseatic city has to offer. ... [more]

America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club By Marina Johnson, , 5:00 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America’s Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), now the official British entry for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ... [more]

America's Cup - Team France rank among official challengers By Kate Jennings, , 4:14 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
After officially announcing its desire to participate in the 35th America’s Cup during the Nautic Paris Boat Show last December, Team France, managed by Franck Cammas, Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson is today proud to rank among the five challengers officially recognised by the Golden Gate Yacht Club to compete against the American Defender, Oracle Team USA. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:49 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Groupama 40 in Cardiff By Groupama Sailing Team, , 3:42 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The fifth event of the year for the Extreme Sailing Series, the Cardiff stage is one of the most hotly awaited of the season for the racers. At the helm of Groupama 40, Franck Cammas will discover an urban race zone, which the Welsh public can crowd around to follow the races. Conditions are forecast to be a little windier than those in Singapore, Oman, Qingdao and Saint Petersburg. ... [more]

Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up By Marianne Davis, , 3:33 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrapped up today at CORK OCR after five days of racing in the Kingston harbour. Racing took place for all fleets despite being plagued by more light wind. It was show time on the skiff course as the 49er and 49erFX fleets moved to the stadium course for theater style racing. ... [more]

505 Worlds 2014 - Six teams in with a shout for Five-Oh world title By SAP 505 World Championship, , 3:23 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
In the first, medium-airs race it was the up and coming Aussies, Pete Nicholas and Luke Payne, who once again demonstrated an uncanny knack of sniffing out the tricky breeze and ploughed a lonely furrow out on the left-hand side of the track. 'We’re going fast in the 12-18 knot wind range, and we backed ourselves to find something good on the left,' said Payne. ... [more]

Summerland 40 LR named Boat of the Year By Kate Elkington, , 2:51 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts’ new Summerland 40 Long Range power catamaran has been declared Boat of the Year at the prestigious 2014 Moteur Boat Awards. The Summerland 40 LR won the title against a strong field of finalists in the ‘Liveable Boats’ category which comprised motor yachts ranging from 29 to 45 feet. ... [more]

Ocean Signal’s new rescueMe EPIRB1 impresses at Sydney Int'l Boat Show By Jules Riegal, , 2:43 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The world’s most compact Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) made a big impact during a successful launch to the Australian market at the Sydney International Boat Show. Ocean Signal’s Category/Class 3 rescueME EPIRB1 impressed visitors at the five-day show. ... [more]

British Sailing Team: Road to Rio + Video By Amy Cada, , 2:34 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Check out this series of ‘behind the scenes’ videos that was put together with some of the British Sailing Team sailors while they were out in Rio for the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event. ... [more]

J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1 By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 2:08 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ... [more]

Nova Scotia Team Wins Team Racing Challenge By Katie Nicoll, Lunenburg , 2:06 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Racing continues today on the waters of Mahone Bay in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia at the Canadian Optimist Championship at the Lunenburg Yacht Club. Yesterday saw 15 teams compete for the fully umpired team race championships. ... [more]

Tingley in the lead at IFDS World Championships By Colleen Coderre, Halifax, NS , 1:06 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The second day of racing for the IFDS World Championships brought blue skies, heat and shifty winds at 10-16kts. Moving to the top of the leaderboard was Canadian Sonar team Paul Tingley, Logan Campbell and Scott Lutes sailing textbook today, with a 3, 1, moving into the lead. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier By RORC Event Press, , 12:54 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Six yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and after light winds slowed their progress yesterday (Wednesday) morning, the wind picked up overnight much to the delight of the remaining competitors. British Soldier and Relentless on Jellyfish are having a tremendous battle in IRC Two and the three remaining Two-Handed teams are making great progress. ... [more]

Europe Class UK Nationals 2014 - Report By Gareth Williams, , 12:17 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Saturday saw a healthy force three against an equally healthy incoming tide producing some steep chop on the race course. The first race started with an individual recall, with local David Labrouche, certainly trying to make an impression in his first race in a Europe with a port tack flyer, was just a little too keen! ... [more]

MC38 Australian Championship 2014 - Ginger retains lead on Day 4 By Di Pearson, , 11:21 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Despite arriving back at dock without having won any of the three windward-leeward races today, Leslie Green (Ginger) has maintained his lead of the MC38 Australian Championship at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, a pair of second places and a fifth good enough to keep him on top. ... [more]

British Airways Round Jersey Race - Dismasting on St Aubin's Bay By Bill Harris, , 10:51 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RCIYC’s annual British Airways Round Jersey race was held on Sunday, 17th August. The forecast had been predicting a bit of a blow for several days ahead leading to the postponement of racing for the sport-catamaran class. Indeed the only sport-catamaran to venture out for a spin in St Aubin’s Bay that Sunday morning capsized twice and was dismasted in a thirty knot gust. ... [more]

Secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 10:13 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week differs from yacht to yacht. For the crew of South Australian yacht Secret Mens Business, the combination of mateship and a strong drive to win is key. Led by owner-skipper Geoff Boettcher, the Farr 400 he bought from America this year was trucked from Adelaide to Hamilton Island, covering 6,000km in the trek. ... [more]

C’est reparti pour Realteam à Cardiff, pour l’ Extreme Sailing Series By Realteam Sailing, , 9:44 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Realteam s’envole pour Cardiff au Pays de Galles, où se tiendra du 22 au 25 août 2014 la cinquième étape des Extreme Sailing Series. Quatrième du classement général provisoire, l’équipe Suisse entame la deuxième partie de saison en pleine forme. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Realteam heads to Cardiff for Act 5 By Realteam Sailing, , 9:36 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Swiss Realteam sailors set off for Cardiff in the UK this week for the next round of the Extreme Sailing Series from the 22-25 August. Currently in fourth place overall, the team is approaching the second half of the season fresh and on top form. ... [more]

More new boats brand Brisbane Boat Show as a spectacular showcase By John Daffy, Brisbane , 9:29 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The addition of even more new model boats at the Brisbane Boat Show including inflatable and pedal powered fishing kayaks, imported fibreglass centre console rigs and locally built offshore aluminium boats from one of the largest names in the Australian marine industry, will create even greater diversity for this year’s Show. ... [more]

International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England By Peter Collyer/Peter Campbell, , 9:02 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club brother and sister, Thomas and Sophie Alexander have extended their overall lead to a healthy five points over their nearest rivals in the International Cadet World championship at Weymouth on the south coast of England. ... [more]

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