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2014 Route du Rhum - Sir Robin finished third! By Route du Rhum, , 3:42 AM Sunday 23 Nov 2014 - GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - Hours from the finish line, when he was locked in a tense final battle with Italian course record holder for his class Andrea Mura, doing all he could to steal second, Britain's Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, pronounced that he would be simply 'ecstatic' if he were to finish third in the Rhum Class of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe ... [more]

Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ By Chris Yates, , 2:21 AM Sunday 23 Nov 2014 - GMT
The wind took a little longer to kick in on the penultimate day of the Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup PWA, but the sun soon burnt through the lingering cloud to allow the wind to build - producing another exhilarating afternoon of racing. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 9:14 PM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
Brian Carlin, On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind reports on the delights of using the 'bathroom' while clocking along at 20kts plus in the Southern Ocean. ... [more]

Clear the Decks! By Paul Shard, Bahamas , 7:33 PM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Twenty-five years ago when Sheryl and I were building and outfitting our first boat, 'Two-Step', a Classic 37, we tried to imagine sailing her in a storm. We did a lot of research about storm tactics and as a result we designed the deck layout so we could handle most tasks from the cockpit and bought heavy weather sails. ... [more]

RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman By RC44 Class Association, , 6:06 PM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
At the RC44 Oman Cup the 10 competing teams enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Racing started in a seven-knot north-westerly breeze which built steadily throughout the day. ... [more]

Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS By Brendan Maxwell, , 6:04 PM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ... [more]

Andrea Mura deuxième Classe Rhum en Guadeloupe By Rivacom, , 6:00 PM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
Ce 22 novembre à 16 heures 19 minutes et 36 secondes, le navigateur italien Mura a franchi la ligne d’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre de la dixième Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Le skipper de Vento di Sardegna a mis 20 jours 02 heures 19 minutes et 36 secondes pour boucler le parcours de 3 542 milles à la vitesse moyenne de 7,34 nœuds ... [more]

Sail Nova Scotia holds annual awards to recognize best sailors By Sail Nova Scotia, , 5:52 PM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
Before a packed house Sail Nova Scotia held its annual award ceremonies Friday night (November 21) at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to recognize the best sailors in the province in 2014. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview By ISAF, , 5:32 PM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2013 World Champion Florian Gruber is expecting the Open Formula Kiteboarding event to be the, 'strongest fleet this year.' ... [more]

2014 Harken Int'l Youth MR Regatta - ANZAC test between four finalists By Stephen Collopy, Newport , 1:09 PM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Harken International Youth MR Regatta - The last flight of the round robin was completed this morning with a surprise upset by Emma May (CYCA) defeating the event leader George Anyon (RNZYS) in light and shifty conditions. Also Harry Price (CYCA) completed his round robin defeating Sam McKay (RPNYC) which has pushed Harry up to equal first position with the teams from New Zealand. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:07 PM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
At the latest report, Volvo Ocean Race Control, reported Dongfeng Race Team as being the leader in the second leg to Abu Dhabi. Winds were reported to be 18-25kts, with Team Vestas Wind and Team SCA recording the highest boatspeed of 20kts. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' By ISAF, , 9:46 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. ... [more]

America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:32 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
San Diego sports journalist, Matt Calkins, has named one of the sources of comment that the 35th America's Cup will be held in the British Oversea Territory of Bermuda. Writing in the San Diego Union Tribune, Calkins claimed that San Diego Tourism Authority CEO, Joe Terzi, had told the U-T. ... [more]

2014 Route du Rhum - Hignard breaks mast By Route du Rhum, , 8:15 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - This Friday, November 21, Paul Hignard contacted the Race Director of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe to inform them that his Class 40 Bruneau has suffered a broken mast. ... [more]

2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos By Jessica Gray, , 6:43 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]

New Boat Award to help Bromsgrove lad David Sail for Gold By RYA, , 6:19 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
An aspiring young Bromsgrove sailor declared he wants to follow in the footsteps of his hero Sir Ben Ainslie after being awarded his own boat - donated by the John Merricks Sailing Trust, the official charity partner of RYA OnBoard – as part of a national scheme helping talented youngsters progress in the sport. ... [more]

Gary Smith inducted into Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame By Peter Campbell, , 5:33 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Former World champion Fireball sailor and Olympic Flying Dutchman skipper Gary Smith, a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, has been inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean By Jonno Turner, , 4:54 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
Team Vestas Wind’s Rob Salthouse perches perilously on the edge of his bunk, eyes fixed on a well-earned freeze-dried feast, steam snaking up towards his nostrils. ... [more]

2015 Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show - Promote your class By US Sailing, , 4:29 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
2015 Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show - US Sailing and the National Marine Manufacture Association have partnered to enable one-design dinghy classes to promote their class associations and one-design sailing in general at the Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show. ... [more]

EPA punts on renewable fuel standard By BoatUS, , 10:52 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
Ensuring a safe fuel supply for America’s 12 million registered boat owners may have to wait, said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol refiners must blend into the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ... [more]

World Blind Match Racing Championships - Canadians capture bronze By Sail Canada, , 9:43 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
Brian Arthur (jib), David Brown (helm), and Grant Robinson (main) bring home bronze from the 2014 IFDS World Blind Match Racing Championships held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan. Great Britain, Australia, Italy, Canada and the United States participated in the recent week-long regatta using the format proposed for the 2016 Paralympics. ... [more]

Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:01 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The supermaxi Bakewell-White design, Rio100 (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) has won her first race, sailing in the Yates Cup. She finished at 7.30am on Saturday morning, followed by the Botin 80 Beau Geste 14 minutes later with the Volvo 70 Giacomo 67minutes later. See video in this story. ... [more]

Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist By Chris Yates, , 8:59 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
The wind continued to blow on day four of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to produce another action packed day in New Caledonia, as a further three races for the men and four races for the women were completed in 15-25 knot winds. By the end of the day Ben Van Der Steen headed to the top of the rankings after a near perfect display. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - De Caraïbes en Scylla By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 8:29 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
Les arrivées se succèdent à Pointe-à-Pitre à un rythme soutenu parmi les Class40, mais à chaque fois, le tour de la Guadeloupe pose problème aux solitaires après plus de 19 jours de mer. Le temps change en effet sur l’arc caraïbe et les grains sont désormais nombreux à perturber le régime d’alizés d’Est qui prend une composante Sud ce vendredi. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Analysis time By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 8:12 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
As the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe prepares to round off proceedings with the official prize-giving in Pointe-à-Pitre, the skippers competing in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship are enjoying a well-earned rest before each of them heads off over the horizon on their future ventures. ... [more]

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