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Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix and Bart’s Bash at Northampton SC By Debbie Darling, , 12:43 PM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Northampton Sailing Club hosted the RS Feva Volvo Grand Prix and Bart’s Bash event on September 20/21, with 39 competitors from around the country. The event was the final RYA UK Junior Squad selector, so added an extra pressure to some of the sailors. ... [more]

Dinghy Sailing Instructor/Coach wanted for Canberra Yacht Club By Matt Owen, Canberra , 12:34 PM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Canberra Yacht Club is looking for a Dinghy Sailing Instructor/Coach in its very busy Sailing School. The CYC Sailing School is the fourth largest centre in Australia training over 1,000 kids and adults from Opti learn to sail to HP coaching. ... [more]

EFG MothEuroCup - A perfect ending to the season By Dani Rast, Brenzone, Lake Garda , 12:23 PM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - GMT
The EFG MothEuroCup came to a close this weekend on beautiful Lake Garda at the Yacht Club Acquafresca. The big players were repeat top finishers from previous events: Chris Rast, Carlo De Paoli, Giovanni Galeotti and Matthias Renker. ... [more]

One week and the tale of two beer can races By Steve Bodner, , 12:07 PM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
My Thursday and Friday night beer can races on the SF city front could not be more different. This is my 14th year of doing the Friday night windsurfing series and only the first one of the Thursday night kite board series. In one, I'm able to finish in the top two consistently in every bi-weekly race; In the other- I'm still not able to get around the course within the time limit! ... [more]

SA marinas and yacht clubs to open their gates on SA Marina Day By Laura Turner, South Australia , 9:46 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - GMT
South Australian marinas and yacht clubs are planning a full day of predominantly free on-water and land based events on Sunday 12th October for people to experience the boating lifestyle first-hand and learn how easy it is to get involved. ... [more]

Bart's Bash - Sailing legend and crew from world's longest yacht race By Amy Martindale, , 9:02 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Over 130 former Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew and skippers spanning nine race editions over 19 years were joined by renowned yachtsman and Clipper Race chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the 24.8 mile course from Gosport on the South Coast, specially created for the Bart’s Bash event. ... [more]

Learning to Fly: A test ride on Stratis, the foiling SL33 By Ben Gladwell, Boating NZ, , 9:01 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
They told me to wear a wetsuit and booties. What they should have said was: 'Wear a full diving bell with chain mail gloves. And chest armour. You are going to be riding a raging bull that flies above - and sometimes under - the water at thirty-five knots. And all you have to hang on to is a bit of netting.' ... [more]

B&G introduces Forwardscan™ - Forward-looking Sonar System By Laura Tolmay, , 7:20 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - GMT
ForwardScan allows sailors to avoid potentially dangerous areas and sail with confidence in unfamiliar waters. With an effective range of eight times the actual water’s depth, real time updates and a built-in configurable shallow depth alarm, B&G ForwardScan integrates seamlessly with other collision avoiding technologies, such as Broadband Radar; ensuring sailors avoid costly navigation mistakes. ... [more]

BRIG Navigator 700 – big boat for your buck By Sirocco Marine, , 7:06 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - GMT
Making its debut at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, the BRIG Navigator 700 is 7-metres of versatility and durability, with room for 11 people in comfort – 12 in the twin engine version. ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Video highlights By Rob Mundle, , 3:29 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Highlights of all the sailing, sun and fun from Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014. ... [more]

LJ Hooker Queensland Etchells Championship – Great therapy… By John Curnow, , 3:11 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Sailing is more than a sport. Quite literally, it is more than a pastime, too. It certainly is a passion, but maybe, just maybe, it can best be described as therapy. Stresses seem to disappear around boats and the ones that arrive as a result of being close to a vessel do appear to get solved somewhat smartly, due mainly to the captive audience nature of the people around. ... [more]

State Government footdragging dints Queensland marina optimism By Colin Bransgrove, , 2:33 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - GMT
Queensland (QLD) marinas are being held back from making a much more significant contribution to the State economy according to Colin Bransgrove, Executive Officer of the Marina Industries Association (MIA). 'While QLD marinas have been optimistic about revenue growth the reality is they have not been investing in their businesses'. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 23, 2014 - Euphoric offset By Collinson FX, , 2:14 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
September 23, 2014: The NZD traded strongly against the EUR at 0.6300 and slipped further against the GBP to trade 0.4940. This represents a 6 month low in the NZDGBP and could test lower on the downside. ... [more]

Hobie 16 Open North American Champ and Pan Am Games Qualifier- Day 1 By Greg Raybon, , 2:01 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
47 teams began racing today at the Hobie 16 North American Championships in Lewes,DE. A cold front came through Sunday night and provided sailors with a beautiful sunny day for the first day of racing. Three races were completed with winds from 15-20 knots from the northwest and waves from two - three feet. ... [more]

Bright future for Port Phillip snapper stocks By Nick Foster, , 1:45 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - GMT
Recreational and commercial fishers can look forward to a bright future for Port Phillip Bay snapper after scientific surveys in March recorded the fifth best spawning success since surveys began 22 years ago. ... [more]

Spring time auction a success for Marine Auctions By Marine Auctions, , 1:41 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - GMT
Marine Auctions at Runaway Bay hosted their first auction to welcome in Spring with a bevy of boats and marina berths up for purchase. ... [more]

Marine Auctions gets on the social media boat By Marine Auctions, , 1:32 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - GMT
Digital is an important aspect of today's marketing mix and the marine industry has begun to embrace its importance. ... [more]

Marine15: Submit your 'Best Profit Idea' and win! By Marine15, , 1:15 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - GMT
Win an Electronic Device of Your Choice to the Value of $750 for Your Best Profit Idea. ... [more]

J/24 Worlds - Opening day leaves two teams tied on points for lead By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 1:13 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - Newport, Rhode Island welcomed 70 teams from around the globe with wind and waves on the first of five days at the 2014 J/24 World Championship. The top of the fleet saw some familiar names but also some fresher faces. Mark Hillman’s Sokokumaru (USA) and Vernon Robert’s Gringa DC (Chile) are tied at five points, with Hillman having the first-place advantage thanks to ... [more]

Iconic dealership celebrates 50 years By Jeni Bone, , 12:51 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - GMT
John Crawford never dreamed a love of messing about on boats would lead to the creation of an empire. The Queensland boating identity has come a long way since his obsession for all things marine led him to set up a boatyard on the Wynnum Esplanade in 1964. ... [more]

PHINSAF releases NOR for 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge By Rapunzel Garcia, Makati City , 12:29 AM Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Foundation has released the Notice of Race for the 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge, set for March 14-22, 2015. The route as specified in the NOR, will begin in Laiya, Batangas, and move on to Marinduque, Verde Island, Puerto Galera, Ambil Island, and end in Nasugbu, Batangas. ... [more]

State government inertia tempers Queensland marina optimism By Colin Bransgrove, MIA, , 9:57 PM Monday 22 Sep 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
Queensland marinas are being held back from making a much more significant contribution to the State economy according to Colin Bransgrove, Executive Officer of the Marina Industries Association (MIA). ... [more]

Three Crib Fiasco - Unconventional sailing with conventional results By Alison Vallas, Lake Michigan , 9:11 PM Monday 22 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The first year sailing event successfully engaged in bringing twenty-two new boats full of willing participants out on the water for an afternoon of ‘cruising around’ Chicago’s lakefront landmarks- the water cribs located just off the Windy City’s lakefront. ... [more]

Final round of KiteFoil GoldCup to take place in Townsville By Byrne, , 8:50 PM Monday 22 Sep 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The third and final round of the KiteFoil GoldCup starts in Townsville this Friday. The event is set to run from 25 September to the October 1st. ... [more]

Mast stepping ceremony for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry By Barby MacGowan, , 8:09 PM Monday 22 Sep 2014 - GMT
The main mast of the 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be stepped in a public ceremony Wednesday, September 24, beginning promptly at 10:30 a.m. (rain or shine) at The Hinckley Company, One Little Harbor Landing, Portsmouth, R.I. (Parking is limited, so please consider carpooling.). ... [more]

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