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Solitaire du Figaro - Gahinet wins overall Bénéteau rookie ranking By Mathilde Mermod, , 5:20 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
After a difficult 440-mile last leg, Gwénolé Gahinet crossed the finish line of La Solitaire du Figaro this Wednesday in Cherbourg-Octeville in 22nd position at 12:08:37. The skipper of Safran-Guy Cotten won the overall Bénéteau rookie ranking, 52 minutes ahead of the British sailor, Sam Matson. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Team Argentina all set By Federación Argentina de Yachting, , 5:05 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
During the South American summer (January and February), the Federación Argentina de Yachting selected the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds team. The seven sailors participating in five different events, including Laser Radial Boys and Girls, 420 boys, 29er open and RS-X boys, have continued their preparations since selection. ... [more]

ÅF Offshore Race - German boat wins Big Boat Class By Simone Felsberger, , 4:54 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Varuna fastest around Gotland - but another German boat won the Big Boat class. German Varuna became the first returning boat in ÅF Offshore Race and thus took this year's 'line honor'. Fun, but difficult with such light winds, constant trimming, patience and demanding for the crew. But more mental than physical, summarizes skipper Jens Kellinghausen of this year's competition. ... [more]

Varuna snabbast runt Gotland – men annan tysk båt vann Big Boat By Simone Felsberger, , 4:50 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Tyska Varuna blev första båt i mål i ÅF Offshore Race och tog därmed årets 'line honour'. Roligt, men svårt med så lätta vindar, ständigt trimmande, tålamodsprövande och krävande för besättningen. Men då mer psykiskt än fysiskt, sammanfattar skepparen Jens Kellinghausen årets tävling. ... [more]

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st By KPMS, , 4:37 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
In a just under two months’ time, the world’s number one rendezvous for Maxi yachts returns in the shape of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Taking place from 31 August – 6 September, the competition is always one of the international yachting calendar’s standout occasions. ... [more]

Solitaire du Figaro - Jérémie Beyou claims leg 4 win By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 4:10 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
In La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, at 11h 20m 50s (French time, 09h 20m 50s UTC) Jérémie Beyou (Maître Coq) crossed the finish of the fourth and final stage off Cherbourg-Octeville to win the leg from Les Sables d'Olonne and also secure his third overall victory over his 14 participations. ... [more]

ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions By ISAF, , 4:02 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
ISAF is seeking a modern, lightweight catamaran with spinnaker and daggerboards to be used at the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds. The selected manufacturer will be required to supply and maintain the multihull equipment. Key criteria include that the equipment represents a clear pathway to the Olympic Games, is cost effective, visually appealing and athletically challenging for competitors. ... [more]

Jérémie Beyou remporte la Solitaire du Figaro 2014 By Agence Mer & Media, , 3:45 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Jérémie Beyou a mis tout le monde d'accord à Cherbourg ! Il remporte la dernière étape mais surtout sa troisième Solitaire du Figaro, épreuve qu'il avait déjà gagnée en 2005 et 2011. Trois victoires sur cette grande classique est un exploit que seuls trois marins de légende du Vendée Globe avaient réussi à ce jour : Philippe Poupon, Jean Le Cam et Michel Desjoyeaux ... [more]

Youth Worlds gave Jorge Zarif confidence to reach the top + Video By ISAF / Imogen Stanley, , 3:23 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Jorge Zarif won Brazilian Sportsman of the Year 2013 after a spectacular year of sailing. Zarif won gold at the Finn Junior World Championships as well as taking gold with a day to spare at the prestigious Finn Gold Cup. ... [more]

The Foiling Week - The first 'Invitational' of the Moth Class By Domenico Boffi, , 3:10 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the Foiling Week, in addition to the Open National Championships, the first Moth Invitational will take place. Some of the best mothies in the world will fight in an innovative short course, very fast and tactical: the TFW Moth Invitational. ... [more]

Maritimo full of confidence following recent wins By Greg Haines, , 3:00 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
Australian luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo’s Offshore Racing Team is confident it has ‘ironed out a few of the bugs’ with its new million dollar plus offshore race boat after winning the recent Offshore Superboat Championship event at Bowen and last weekend in Townsville. ... [more]

Good Times Marine becomes Mercury Marine's newest dealership By Jonathan Revitt, , 2:29 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Mercury Marine is proud to welcome aboard its newest dealership - Good Times Marine. Based at Taren Point, just south of Sydney, Good Times Marine is a thriving business which specialises in trailer boats - from luxury bowriders and premium cabin boats to all-purpose runabouts, fishing boats and tinnies. ... [more]

470 Junior Worlds - Flawless performances on day 4 By 470 International Association Class, , 2:11 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
There were flawless performances from the French teams on this critical fourth day at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships. Two more races wrapped and two more to go before the top 10 Medal Race on 3 July. Back to back race wins for the French men's and women's teams of Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan and Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz. ... [more]

Oman Sail gears up for the start of the Tour de France a la Voile By Oman Sail, , 1:17 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
On Friday 4 July, the Oman Sail M34 squad will line up against some of France’s leading offshore sailors for the 37th edition of the eight-stage marathon race around the coast of France starting in Dunkerque on the English Channel and racing 733 nautical miles to finish at the end of July in Nice on the Mediterranean. ... [more]

Lake Garda: 18 Foot Skiff European Championships 2014 By Event Media, , 1:17 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
During the first couple of days the 18 footers succeeded with six very good races organised by the Yacht Club Campione at Lake Garda. British Jarrod Simpson has taken a two point lead over American Howard Hamlin. But top is very close with only few points to the next boats. ... [more]

Clipper Race - Tension builds as the fleet enters the Pentland Firth By Clipper Ventures, , 12:37 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, with less than 50 miles now separating the entire fleet, race 15, the OneDLL cup looks set to be one of the most contested races so far as the teams enter the notorious stretch of water known as the Pentland Firth. ... [more]

La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire - Outlook far from clear By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 12:27 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
For overall leader of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, Jérémie Beyou, the outlook for the fourth and final leg of the 2014 miles race is far from clear. ... [more]

Red Bull 49erFX: Time flies for Womens 49er FX World Champions By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 12:11 PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After being home for a month with a few weeks of training in the Auckland winter, we boarded a plane, and are already back in Europe for our second trip for 2014. Thankfully this time we were able to pass on doing the 3,444km drive north from Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki, Finland, onto our driver, who would deliver our boat to the 49erFX European Championships. ... [more]

Top fleet for International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island By Mark Jardine, , 11:11 AM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The event has attracted an astounding 130 helms and 18 nations with sailing stars from the Olympics and America’s Cup all converging to race for one of the most coveted titles in the dinghy sailing world. The team at HISC, with their world-class facilities, are all set for the event. ... [more]

Ergo Hestia Raceboard European Championships 2014 - Overall By Ergo Hestia Raceboard European Championships, , 10:20 AM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Three races heralded the start of the 2014 'Ergo Hestia' Raceboard European Championships which took place in Sopot, Poland. World Champion, Max Wojcik, racing on home turf, started as he meant to continue with two firsts. ... [more]

IFCA Slalom Youth and Masters World Championships 2014 - Day 5 By International Windsurfing Association, , 9:05 AM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
The last possible start was 17:00h, the minutes ticked away relentlessly, some doubted the wind would appear but at 14:30, the heat of the Bay of Roses finally drew in 10 to 17 knots. All to play for and great spectator action: super-fast board speeds, massive spin outs, and crashes at the marks. ... [more]

Dutch Show Marathon and Leukemia Cup Fundraiser supports Junior Sailor By San Diego Yacht Club, , 7:50 AM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
n July 18, the San Diego bay will be taken over by a fleet of small boats, sailed by even smaller sailors. Over 180 Junior Sailors will race Sabots from Point Loma, under the bridge, and on to Coronado. Southern California is known around the world for producing talented sailors and this event will showcase some the brightest stars in junior sailing today. ... [more]

Australia event cements its position as hosting 'the' marina party By Emily Simpson, , 4:12 AM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
With the superyacht charter season commencing in Tahiti, the gateway to the South Pacific, a strong contingent from Superyacht Australia hosted a day of events on Marina Taina in Papeete on Friday 27th June. The event which was held for the first time in 2013 once again generated significant interest and this year AYSS also decided to have their meeting of Pacific agents to coincide with the event ... [more]

Thomas Coville teste son Géant Sodebo By Vendee Globe, , 3:57 AM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - GMT
Cinq petites semaines après la mise à l’eau à Vannes du maxi-trimaran Sodebo Ultim’, les tests et la préparation en vue de la Route du Rhum se poursuivent pour Thomas Coville. Les entraînements vont durer tout le mois de juillet, avec deux navigations offshore au programme. ... [more]

Joel Turner and Lewis Brake U21 49er Class Junior World Champions By Cora Zillich, , 3:34 AM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Queenslanders and Australian Sailing Squad (ASS) athletes Joel Turner and Lewis Brake are the new U21 Junior World Champions in the Olympic 49er class after winning the U21 category at the 2014 SEIKO Junior World Championship 49er in Aarhus, Denmark overnight. ASS’s Harry Price and Angus Williams (NSW) completed the Australian success by finishing second in the same category. ... [more]

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