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Vendee Globe - Sam Davies repart pour un tour By Vendee Globe, , 2:52 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
La seule femme en lice lors du dernier Vendée Globe s’apprête à prendre le départ d'une nouvelle course autour du monde, mais en équipage cette fois et avec escales : la Volvo Ocean Race. Sam Davies s’alignera en effet début octobre prochain à bord du monocoque Team SCA et au sein du premier équipage 100 % féminin à participer à la course depuis l’édition 2001-02. ... [more]

ISAF Training Scholarship - Candidates ready to participate By ISAF, , 2:44 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Japan, Latvia, Russia and Sri Lanka have supported IOC Olympic Solidarity funding applications for candidates to attend the course. Based in the UK, the eight week course gets underway on Monday 1 September. ... [more]

2014 RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championships - Day 4 By Jerry Wales, , 2:37 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championships - Early gossip in the dinghy park on day four of the Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals was suggesting that the front runners would be happy if the wind remained under the required four knots for racing to take place. ... [more]

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - First entries in! By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:08 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - The chairman of the organising committee for the 34th Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race and skipper of the multihull record holder are the first entries for the New Year offshore event starting January 2, 2015 off Barrenjoey Headland. ... [more]

Cowes Week - First year for Cowes-based youth charity, UKSA By Cowes Week Ltd, , 9:29 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 was the first year for Cowes-based youth charity, UKSA, as the official charity of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. It was a week full of royalty, celebrities, racing, sending bosses 100ft up the mast of a yacht as well as plenty of activities for the public to get involved with. ... [more]

2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14 By Ian Ponting, Maui , 7:43 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
The second Annual Keith Dinsmoor regatta hosted by the Lahaina Yacht Club is set to run September 13-14 2014. Junior sailors form Oahu and Maui will line up in O'pen Bic and RS FevaXL. We expect 30+ boats on the line in one of the largest junior regattas in Hawaii. ... [more]

Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, , 7:03 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Three days of tight racing with a buoy ocean combo made for a superb weekend during the 2014 Aldo Alessio Regatta hosted by the StFYC this past weekend. With nine different courses that would take the fleets out to Bonita twice on Friday, beginning with a flood for the first rounding in 12-15 knots, and then switching to a boisterous ebb with 15-18 outside the Gate and much more inside. ... [more]

PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa By Chris Yates, , 6:45 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
The inaugural day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup saw the opening races of the week completed in winds of 11-20 knots. Registration was soon completed between 10am and 11am, allowing the real action to begin. After an exciting afternoon of racing Ben Van Der Steen struck first in the men’s division, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made the perfect start for the women's division. ... [more]

New atlas provides thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean By British Antarctic Survey, , 6:01 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
A new atlas, providing the most thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean, is published this week by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Leading marine biologists and oceanographers from all over the world spent the last four years compiling everything they know about ocean species from microbes to whales. ... [more]

European Odyssey boats arrive in Lanzarote + Video By Cornell Sailing, , 5:46 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The first three European Odyssey boats have arrived at Puerto Calero Marina in Lanzarote this last Friday and Saturday. Geronimo and Anthea sailed from Rabat, Morocco, while Narayan left from Lisbon, Portugal. Mel Symes of Puerto Calero Marina welcomed the boats and reported that the crews were in high spirits after a superb sail. ... [more]

Multiagency rescue at Dunraven Bay + Video By Carl Evans, , 4:21 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
At 5.48pm on August 25th, both Porthcawl RNLI lifeboats Rose of the Shires and Harold Arnold launched to reports of two persons cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown. Both RNLI lifeboats from Porthcawl were launched to rescue two persons cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown, who were in imminent danger as the strong spring tide was fast approaching them. ... [more]

Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video By Bruce Nairn, Annapolis, MD , 4:07 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The star studded National Championships in these three Olympic classes ramped it up as teams vie for spots in the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016. Hosted by Oakcliff Sailing, the conditions and race management were excellent. Video coverage was provided by Heron Financial Group and filmed by T2PTV. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - An enjoyable experience for Groupama 40 By Groupama Sailing Team, , 2:57 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
Ninth in the overall ranking in the fifth stage of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, the skipper of Groupama 40 gives us a positive analysis of its participation against some of the best sailors on the sailing planet. ... [more]

Chris Feibusch named new Ambassador for Sailors' Society By Eloise Jakeman, , 2:49 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
Drew Marine Signal & Safety is delighted to announce its Head of Global Marketing, Chris Feibusch, has been appointed as an Ambassador for the Sailors' Society. As an Ambassador, Chris will act as a key advocate for the Sailors' Society, promoting the charity’s cause amongst contacts within the maritime industry and sharing information about its work. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 26 2014 - Europe surges By Collinson FX, , 2:46 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 26 2014: The AUD battled to hold 0.9300 and remains at the whim of the big Dollar while the KIWI trades 0.8340. NZ Trade data will be released today and it is hard to see any improvements with the environment created by the only contractionary Central Bank in the OECD! ... [more]

Groupama 40 à Cardiff : Ça fait plaisir By Groupama Sailing Team, , 2:38 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
Neuvième du classement général de la cinquième étape des Extreme Sailing Series de Cardiff, le skipper de Groupama 40 dresse un bilan positif de sa participation face à certains des meilleurs marins de la planète voile. ... [more]

Sail America Industry Meeting to take place October 10th By Sail America, , 2:32 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
Sail America has scheduled its Industry Meeting for Friday, October 10, 2014, from 7:45 am-9:15 am at the Marriott Waterfront in Annapolis, Maryland. Taking place during the US Sailboat Show (October 9-13, 2014), the breakfast meeting, sponsored by Annapolis Boat Shows and Cruising World/Sailing World, is open to all sailing industry professionals at no charge. ... [more]

International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, , 2:14 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
A much smaller gathering at this Int'l 18 Regatta than in most recent years, due primarily to over extended schedules, eight teams hoisted sail and carried on the tradition of the International 18's on San Francisco Bay. The wind and tide played their usual havoc on sailors as the flood gave way to ebb combined with occasional ferry and cargo traffic to send launch ramps the competitors way. ... [more]

U21 Laser World Championship - Lorenzo Chiavarini victorious By Lindsey Bell, , 2:00 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Rising British sailing talent Lorenzo Chiavarini hopes his under 21 Laser World Championship victory will ‘push him on to greater things’, as he added the junior world title to his under 21 European crown in Douarnenez, France, this weekend (23 August). ... [more]

J24 Short Course Regatta at Cronulla Sailing Club By J24 Australia, , 1:47 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Mat Short, the rising star in the fast growing fleet of J24s at Cronulla, proved the old maxim – if you want to finish first, first you have to finish – and although he blitzed the racing on Saturday, not sailing on Sunday put an end to his (deserved) potential championship winning result. ... [more]

The ultimate self-draining Optimist! Ideal for Tackers programs By NB Sailsports, Somersby , 1:26 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
With the latest news from Yachting Australia that sailing clubs can use any brand of Optimist dinghy for their Tackers Programs, NB Sailsports set out to find the ultimate Tackers Optimist and what we found was better that we could have hoped. We are please to introduce you to the SailQube. ... [more]

Commercial marine sector to be the focus of targeted new research By MaryAnne Edwards, , 1:15 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
The commercial marine sector will be the focus of targeted new research done through collaboration between RMIT University and the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX). ... [more]

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic By KPMS, , 1:13 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
A collection of some of the world’s finest, fastest and most famous Maxi yachts will gather in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup from 31 August – 6 September, an occasion which marks the 30th year of the relationship between event organizers Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and title sponsor Rolex. ... [more]

Sailing to feature in AIMS Games from 2015 By Jodie Bakewell-White, New Zealand , 12:24 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
For the first time sailing will feature in the NZCT AIMS Games in 2015 after a proposal made by Yachting New Zealand was accepted by the six Trustees of one of the largest sporting events in New Zealand. The AIMS (Association of Middle and Intermediate Schools) Games, held annually in Tauranga gathers together 7,500 students (aged 11, 12 and 13 years) from 228 schools to compete in 17 differe ... [more]

Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? By Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen , 12:23 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
For the first time in European sailing history, the top European sailing club will be identified at the new Sailing Champions League, which takes place from 17th to 19th October in Copenhagen. ... [more]

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