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GryphonSolo2 coming in hot to Portland By Joe Harris, , 9:24 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
GryphonSolo2's Joe Harris reports on the latest progress as they approach the final stretch to Portland. We are now about 40 miles from Maine Yacht Center in Portland and have been riding a 20 knot south westerly breeze all night with average boat speed of 10 knots and some surfs up to 14k. ... [more]

Newport Charter Yacht Show: Vactioning by charter yacht in New England By Kirsten Ferguson, , 9:11 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
There are a number of reasons why vacationing by charter yacht in New England should be on everyone’s bucket list. The Newport Charter Yacht Show played to that point last week (June 23-26) when it invited industry professionals to the picturesque waterfront of Newport, R.I. to tour 27 show-stopping yachts available as a vacation platform in the region this summer. ... [more]

Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44 set to turn heads By Kate Elkington, , 9:05 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
The new and improved Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44 is set to turn heads when it is unveiled by Multihull Solutions at the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show. As Fountaine Pajot’s most successful sailing catamaran model in the shipyard’s history, the Hélia 44 has been recently revised to feature a sparkling new interior aesthetic. ... [more]

J80 European Championship - Spain's Van der Ploeg leads By Neus Jordi, , 8:57 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the J80 European Championship, 'Factor Energía' skippered by José María van der Ploeg, has taken the lead after the second day of the event held at Barcelona's Mareseme waterfront. Van der Ploeg recorded a win to take the lead from French team 'Interface Concept', which is currently second. 'Movistar', commanded by 2010 European champion Carlos Martínez, ranks third after. ... [more]

Sail Estonia: a VERY new idea By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:56 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Sail Estonia? Not usually on any roaming sailor's radar, Estonia, virtually a peninsula in the Baltic Sea, is a natural for roving sailors who are looking for fresh unexplored places with reasonable infrastructure. You can either charter there for a holiday, or make it part of a Baltic circumnavigation if you are taking your own boat. So what are the attractions? ... [more]

PWA Awaza World Cup - Light winds prevail on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 7:59 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The first day of the Awaza PWA World Cup saw the opening ceremony take place at 11am as the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, arrived to mark the official beginning of the event, who was introduced to the PWA Chairman, Jimmy Diaz reigning world champions Antoine Albeau and Delphine Cousin as well as the extremely talented Taty Frans. ... [more]

Star World Championship - Intense battle on day 2 By Star Class World Championship, , 7:50 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Race day two of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty, sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery. ... [more]

Newport International Boat Show unveils 'At The Helm' program By Andrew Golden, , 7:31 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today its 2014 At The Helm program for this year’s Boat Show. ... [more]

49er and 49erFX Junior Worlds - Emotional wins for Spain and Denmark By Ben Remocker, , 7:29 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Day four of the 49er Junior World Championship was a two stage affair. The morning had two normal races for all fleets, followed by the afternoon where the top 10 from each fleet raced three Theatre Races to complete the championship. Aarhus delivered another day of westerly unstable winds from 8-12 knots, a fitting continuation of the challenge these U24 sailors have faced all week. ... [more]

Stena Match Cup Sweden - A change of fortune + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:18 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
A change of conditions brought a change in fortune for a number of the 14 teams competing in the second day of Qualifying at Stena Match Cup Sweden, stage two of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Today the wind was lighter and blowing out of the southwest. ... [more]

Star World Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 5:29 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the 2014 Star World Championship to capture these images. ... [more]

North U and Chicago Match Race Center run Youth Match Racing Clinic By Dave Perry, Chicago, Il , 5:25 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
From June 24-27, 2014, thirty-one youth sailors participated in an intensive match racing clinegatta (clinic and regatta in one event) sponsored by North U and hosted by the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC). ... [more]

Tie This 'Lifesaving' Bowline in Seconds - the easy way! By John Jamieson, Florida , 5:14 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
It was another perfect November day for frostbiting--until that 25-knot gust struck out of nowhere! With no time to release the mainsheet, I flipped the boat in shallow water, about two hundred yards from shore. The tiny 14-footer rolled 180 degrees before planting its mast firmly into the muddy bottom of Charleston Harbor. ... [more]

49erFX Junior Worlds - India's Gautham and Nedunchezhiyan impress By ISAF, , 5:10 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Ahead of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, India's Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan are honing in their skiff technique in the 49erFX fleet at the Junior Worlds in Aarhus, Denmark. After six races the Indian pair have impressed, amassing a consistent string of results and currently sit sixth overall. ... [more]

Trois prétendants au Vendée Globe embarquent sur la Volvo Ocean Race By Agence Mer et Media, , 3:51 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Charles Caudrelier, Pascal Bidégorry et Eric Péron, tous les trois candidats au prochain Vendée Globe, embarqueront à bord du bateau chinois Dongfeng pour la Volvo Ocean Race. Ces trois là pourraient donc bien enchainer un tour du monde en équipage dès l'automne, puis et un tour du monde en solitaire en 2016. ... [more]

470 Junior Worlds - Spanish extend lead, British close gap on French By 470 International Association Class, , 3:49 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Racing got underway early at 1000 hours on Monday 30 June at the 470 Junior Worlds to make the most of the breeze and improve the chance of completing the scheduled three races for each fleet in a demanding day of racing. Conditions were again a tricky and testing on the race course, as leftover clouds from last night’s thunderstorm caused some massive windshifts. ... [more]

Sanctuary Classic off to a great start! By The Sportfishing Conservancy, , 2:50 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
A photo of Cheryl Barnes with a big cabezon caught in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary took the Top Prize for week two of the Third Annual Sanctuary Classic, a free, summer-long fishing photo contest that highlights family sport fishing opportunities in America's expansive network of National Marine Sanctuaries. ... [more]

Maryland State Championship Junior Regatta at Galesville By Joseph Chuchla, Galesville MD , 2:36 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The 2014 Maryland State Championship Jr Regatta was held at West River Sailing Club Galesville, MD on Monday June 30. Fleets were composed of 420, Laser Radial and Optimist (red, white, blue) and Optimist green fleet. ... [more]

America's Cup: Luna Rossa starts development program in AC45s today By Luna Rossa Media, , 1:15 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
L The 'new' Luna Rossa Piranha has undergone some major changes foreseen by the Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup that now allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World Series – except for the shape of the hulls. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 1, 2014 - NZ Economy hits wall By Collinson FX, , 12:23 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 1, 2014: Wheeler has embarked on an aggressive monetary policy to raise rates in an effort to combat inflationary pressures and fight the real estate bubble in Auckland. He has succeeded in slowing economic activity, by raising the cost of capital and boosting the KIWI, which has been a body blow to the all-important trade sector. ... [more]

Ainslie Racing gets big Government funding boost for Portsmouth base By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 12:03 PM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
New base for Ben Ainslie Racing has the potential to bring significant economic and sporting benefits to the UK, particularly for Portsmouth and the wider Solent area. A recent report on Team New Zealand suggested that the NZ component of its 2010-2013 campaign in Auckland created 1,000 jobs and brought an $88million boost to the local economy. ... [more]

OMYC Cruise/Race to Koh Samet By Doug Smith, OMYC Sailing, , 10:53 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
OMYC Sailing Club, Regatta 7, 11–13 July: Our next event will be in conjunction with Ocean Marina Properties and will be a race /cruise to Koh Samet over the holiday weekend on 11th, 12th and 13th July. This event is made possible by the support of Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Many thanks to them! ... [more]

Aldeburgh K6 Open 2014 – Sailing masterclasses provided By Heather Chipperfield, , 10:11 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Saturday was light and fickle and sailed down towards Orford where the river is wider and away from the moorings. Conversations carry in these conditions, and it was great to hear George Jones bemoaning the fact that the Queen no longer personally signs birthday cards for people turning 100 because there are too many living too long. ... [more]

Paige Railey: ISAF Youth Worlds produced Laser Radial talent By ISAF / Imogen Stanley, , 9:45 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
In 2005 Railey was at the top of her game, she won gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds taking six wins out of the eleven races. Following on from this Railey went onto win European Gold and finally, but most impressively, the Open World Championship title. This sprinkling of gold put her at a well-deserved World #1 ranking confirming her status as the world’s best in 2005. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Mid-Atlantic encounter with Queen Mary 2 + Video By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 8:14 AM Tuesday 01 Jul 2014 - GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) received an incredible surprise today when they received a mid-Atlantic salute from the iconic British ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard line. Shortly before 1700 UTC and sailing upwind at 11 knots, Azzam was overhauled by the massive 1,132-foot, 76,000 tonne Queen Mary 2 (QM2) travelling at twice her speed ... [more]

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