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UBS Jersey Regatta - Focus shifts to the 16th edition By Bill Harris, , 3:55 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
With a busy summer sailing season gently drawing towards autumn and with memories of light winds and blazing sunshine still fresh in the mind, the Island’s sailing community is increasingly focussing on the sixteenth Jersey Regatta being held in St Aubin’s Bay and southwards from 12th to 14th September. ... [more]

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu By ISAF, , 3:27 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The four Techno 293 and Byte CII fleets played to a crowd of 2,000 at the Youth Olympic Games as racing commenced on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing, China. Sailing tickets have completely sold out for the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition and with a full view of Race Area A the crowd witnessed three Techno 293 Boys and Girls races and a single Byte CII race towards the end of the day. ... [more]

RYA Zone and Home Country Championships - Entries are now open online By Matt Carter, , 3:06 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Entries are now open online for the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Countries Championships with more than 1,000 young sailors and windsurfers set to descend on nine venues around the UK on the weekend of 27 – 28 September. The Championships traditionally mark the end of the Junior racing season and the start of a hard winter’s training. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Sébastien Josse qualifies to compete By Kate Jennings, , 2:59 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
With two and a half months to go until the start of the Route du Rhum, the countdown is on for the solo sailors who will be setting sail on the famous transatlantic race between Saint Malo in France and Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. ... [more]

AIMEX expands to include a commercial marine division By MaryAnne Edwards, , 2:46 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
In an inaugural meeting held during the Sydney International Boat Show the AIMEX board invited some key industry players to discuss the formation of a commercial marine division. ... [more]

Sébastien Josse qualifié pour la Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe By Tiphaine Combot-Seta, , 2:37 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
A deux mois et demi du départ de la Route du Rhum, le compte à rebours est en marche pour les solitaires qui s'élanceront sur la célèbre course entre Saint-Malo et Pointe-à-Pitre en Guadeloupe. Sébastien Josse s'était fixé la date du 15 août pour valider sa qualification à l'épreuve; un planning qu'il a respecté à la lettre. ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 2 images by Andrea Francolini By, , 2:33 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water during day two of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week to capture these images. ... [more]

MC38 Australian Championship - Consistent sailing for the Vino crew By Di Pearson, MC38 media, , 2:16 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It is early days, but there are three yachts putting the pressure on in the MC38 Australian Championship, and following two more races being completed on day two of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today, the glasses were being charged to winemaker, Chris Hancock, and his Vino crew. ... [more]

AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux By American Windsurfing Tour, , 2:04 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Punta San Carlos, Baja delivers once again for the AWT Quatro Desert Showdown. Day one saw the women and the pros take to the water as the forecast called for the best conditions of the week. After an introduction to all the crew and competitors at the camp it was time to head to the point where the first heat of the day got under way. ... [more]

RS400 UK Nationals begin August 24th at Mounts Bay By Keith Bedborough, , 1:42 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Volvo Noble Marine UK Nationals for the RS400 Class will start on Sunday 24th August at Mounts Bay Sailing Club in Cornwall. Given that Mounts Bay is a firm favourite amongst the 400s, it’s appropriate that we will be going to this fantastic location for our 20th birthday champs. ... [more]

REMUS SharkCam captures up-close encounters with Great White Sharks By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 1:17 PM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
When a team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) took a specially equipped REMUS SharkCam underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild, they captured more than they bargained for. With six cameras total mounted on the vehicle, REMUS SharkCam recorded dramatic panoramic footage of large great white sharks attacking the underwater robot. ... [more]

Zhik's new Ocean range put to the test on ANZ Auckland Fiji Race By Ben Gladwell, , 11:31 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Sailing upwind for 800 miles in 20-40 knots of wind is a pretty good test for any wet weather gear. Zhik’s Ocean range of kit, which included Isotak Ocean foul weather gear, Hydrobase base layers, and ZK seaboots, passed as though it was a day sail on the harbour. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance By RORC Event Press, , 11:13 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Ten yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race although the next yacht to finish the gruelling 1800 mile race is not expected until tomorrow evening. Over the last 24 hours a low pressure system that arrived from the north west, is bringing gale force headwinds that are hampering the progress of the fleet north of the Irish coast. ... [more]

Helen Island, Palau -a beautiful and unique place By Hanny Rivera - Cohen's Lab, , 11:07 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The island is inhabited only by three park rangers who patrol the area against illegal fishing and poaching and monitor the reefs and protect wildlife. For instance, they gather new turtle hatchling and allow them to grow up under protection before re-releasing them into the wild due to otherwise high levels of mortality and dwindling turtle populations. ... [more]

Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here By Sail-World, , 10:30 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Bart’s Bash will take place on Sunday 21st September 2014, and is set to become the world's biggest yacht race. To date over 2364 sailors and 588 yacht clubs from 50 different countries have signed up to be competitors. Each club makes its own race within a 24hr period on that date. Most are aiming for a huge spectacular start line with juniors competing alongside seniors in a unique event. ... [more]

Cadet International Worlds UK - Day two: Geelong siblings dominating By Peter Campbell, , 10:18 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
After a first race fourth, Thomas (16) and Sophie (13) have scored three straight wins, revelling in the freshening winds on Weymouth Bay. After four races, they are two points clear of the consistent German crew of Julian Mathwig and Mattias Henning who have notched up three seconds and a third. ... [more]

Whale-come surprise at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:40 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A mother and baby humpback were the stars of the show, delighting the international guests on Stephen Everett’s Queensland boat Salacia and the crew aboard Ron James’ Beneteau 41 Synergy for up to 45 minutes. 'We had overseas guests on board…we couldn’t have organised it any better,' said Everett this afternoon. James couldn't believe his eyes when a huge whale launched next to his boat. ... [more]

Barnacle Busting By Neil and Ley Langford, , 9:29 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
Almost two years since we last applied anti-fouling paint, and the barnacles are starting to grow on our hull once again. Frustrated with barnacles blocking our raw water intake, in April this year we installed an Ultrasonic Antifoul System on Crystal Blues. ... [more]

Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships By Sail Canada, , 9:14 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
The east coast hospitality has been in full display as an array of volunteers and professionals are putting the final touches on what is sure to be an outstanding event. RNSYS has a vast and proud heritage in hosting quality competition dating back some 177 years. ... [more]

RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 8:33 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
Principal Race Officer Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio explained: 'The wind was over our normal limit of 26-28 knots at 2-3m, so at the top of the rigs it would have been 28-30. We were anticipating it dying down, but unfortunately the sea state wouldn’t die with it. So ultimately it was down to the sea state.' ... [more]

From Penguins to Polar Bears By Cherie Winner, , 7:21 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
But the effects of climate change may be greatest in Earth’s Polar Regions. In Antarctica and the Arctic, thinner ice is covering less area for a shorter time each year, and that ice loss threatens organisms whose lifestyles depend on it, ranging from algae at the bottom of the food chain to polar bears at the top. Conservation efforts for polar species, however, are especially challenging. ... [more]

Understanding the value of commercial fishers and how they survive By James Cook University, , 6:31 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
Researchers from James Cook Univ. are trying to lure commercial fishers to take part in surveys that could help the industry adapt to change, and measure the value of fishing to regional communities. The two collaborative research projects will explore how different types of fishing businesses respond to change, as well as the economic contribution of fishing to Queensland’s east coast communities ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 6:31 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
There was a colourful start to today's racing with the majority of the fleet heading north under spinnaker from the start line off the yacht club in Dent Passage. Light breezes did not prevent the Wild Oats XI AC45 from flying hulls as she creamed across Whistunday Passage with the media boat sticking close to her tail. Crosbie Lorimer was amongst the photographers enjoying the ride! ... [more]

2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Day 2 By Lee Child, , 4:31 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Day two of the OK Dinghy Nationals dawned with an average wind speed of 25 and gusting 32 knots which prompted a two hour postponement ashore. ... [more]

4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo on the horizon By Clare Arthurs, , 4:08 AM Monday 18 Aug 2014 - GMT
With an unrivalled line-up of outdoor activities, demonstrations and special guests, this weekend's National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds promises to be the premier event for outdoor enthusiasts. ... [more]

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