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J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 10:09 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The first race of the day, the eighth of the series, was started from the vicinity of Bart's Bash buoy to the east of the Bramble Bank in the Solent. The race began in eight knots of wind from 313, the forecast was for 10 knots with some expecting the wind to diminish after lunch. Frédéric Bouvier's J Lance 9 was first to flop on to port. ... [more]

Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2 By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 10:05 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ... [more]

EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship 2014 - Report By John Friend, , 9:46 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - GMT
Both teams win three gold medals in the process, amongst fierce competition from other nations. The top eight sailors in each fleet qualified to compete in the medals races. These were sailed on an inshore course, in sight of spectators onshore, with each fleet enjoying a separate start. Races were scheduled to last less than 30 minutes and each fleet was launched in the sequence of their start. ... [more]

2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations By Colleen Coderre, Halifax, NS , 9:36 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Another light and shifty day in Halifax created challenges for race committees as they scramble to adjust to the constant wind shifts, moving course locations and shortening courses in an effort to get some quality races in today. ... [more]

2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four By Dobbs Davis, Detroit , 9:13 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - Another day of very light air and even fog in the morning could not stop the completion of the Quarter-Finals and the determination of the four Semi-Finalists today at the 2014 Detroit Cup, hosted by Bayview YC. These four will meet each other in a first-to-three point series tomorrow in the final day of the event, the second stop in the ISAF Grade Two US Grand Slam series. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner By RORC Event Press, , 9:08 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
There were celebrations on the dock for Relentless on Jellyfish, winner of IRC Two and Saga, winner of IRC One. British Soldier may have lost the battle with Relentless on Jellyfish, but the British Army Sailing Team was far richer for the experience. ... [more]

2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2 By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 9:01 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day two of the 2014 49er, 49er FX, and Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship provided another day of thrilling racing for competitors. ... [more]

J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead By Julie or Christopher Howell, , 8:40 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Seven races are now in the books, and Will Welles launched into first place at the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Beverly Yacht Club in Massachusetts. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air on up By Oman Sail, , 8:29 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Two-time champion Leigh McMillan and his crew have become known for taking their time – normally the first few hours of an event - before turning on The Wave, Muscat’s turbo chargers and Cardiff is no exception. After pacing themselves on Friday, the customary The Wave, Muscat thrust was finally unleashed half way through racing on Saturday. ... [more]

J/111 World Championships - Day 3 By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 8:19 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 J/111 World Championship - 'Whatever those guys are Shmokin I want some!' said an unnamed European tactician at the end of today's racing in Cowes after Phil Thomas and Duncan McDonald's Shmokin Joe had stunned the fleet with three bullets. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2 By Sarah Alexander, , 8:08 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The second day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 in Cardiff Bay tested everyone’s stamina and commitment. After a record nine races yesterday, the teams sailed ten today, making for another record day and – given the breezy conditions – some of the toughest competition yet seen on the circuit. ... [more]

Int'l Cadet World Champ - Australia wins for first time in 27 years By Peter Campbell, , 7:42 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Cadet World Championship - For the first time in 27 years an Australian crew has won the International Cadet World Championship, with brother and sister Thomas and Sophie Alexander from Royal Geelong Yacht Club winning the 2014 championship at Weymouth, England, overnight. ... [more]

Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition By ISAF, , 7:27 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The competition was scheduled to conclude on Saturday 23 August with a non discardable, single race for all fleets on the agenda. The pre-planned reserve day will be utilised to ensure the completion of the regatta. Sunday's outlook is positive with four-five knots predicted from three sources with gusts of seven, nine and even up 12 knots possible. Moderate to heavy rain is also on the forecast. ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Cruise control By Lisa Ratcliff, , 7:03 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - It was the year of the cruisers at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, though the word ‘cruise’ is misleading. A cutthroat finish to the regatta on day six, Saturday August 23, 2014, brought out this division’s competitive edge at the critical part of the regatta. ... [more]

New Langkawi venue for Raja Muda By Event Media, , 6:55 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club is undergoing a major renovation and most of the buildings, including Charlie’s Bar, will be closed in November 2014. ‘No bar is no good’ for a quality sailing event like the Raja Muda, so regatta organisers have had to seek out an alternative venue for the regatta office and to provide sailors with the appropriate facilities before and after racing. ... [more]

Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney By AAP Medianet, , 6:35 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to impact the coastline from the Queensland border to Sydney from early Tuesday. ... [more]

31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever' By Lisa Ratcliff, , 6:11 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Interstate and international crews from 182 boats are leaving Hamilton Island today in droves, letting the island return to its regular trade. ... [more]

2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire By Kathy Large, , 5:22 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - An early start made all the difference for the world disabled sailing championship regatta underway in Halifax. Saturday's racing was 'a good day of quality racing' according to the Principal Race Officer, Rob Williams of Bedford, N.S., Canada. ... [more]

2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes By Kathy Large, , 4:47 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Tim Wilkes was back on the water for Saturday’s racing of 2014 IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ... [more]

2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson By Jude Robertson, , 4:14 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for Day 5 of 2014 IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ... [more]

2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan By Joy Dunigan, , 3:53 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Joy Dunigan was back on the water for Day 3 of 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship to capture these images. ... [more]

World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin By World Cruising Club, , 2:42 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Festina Lente and Civetta II arrived in Darwin early on August 23rd with the rest of the fleet likely to arrive over the next few days. Darwin marks the end of a free cruising period that started in Mackay during which the fleet have enjoyed cruising within the Great Barrier Reef along the north east coast of Queensland before sailing across the 'top end' of Australia. ... [more]

Scarlet Runner circumnavigated the globe By Rob Date, Melbourne , 1:40 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
She was last in Sydney for the 2013 Sydney to Southport and has sailed on her own bottom across the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. She competed in Cape to Rio (second place), St Thomas race week, St Barths race week, Antigua race week, Guadeloupe to Antigua race ( first), Around Antigua race (second) and Pacific Cup (San Francisco to Hawaii ) ( first place in division and overall ). ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Rock stars of sea take to catwalk By Fran Burke, Sydney , 1:11 AM Sunday 24 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The event has grown to be a major highlight on the regatta’s event calendar and again this year the Henri Lloyd team did not disappoint. Held down on main stage Front Street Hamilton Island, the eagerly anticipated parade drew a huge crowd that seemed to never end as watchers took up best positions from the front row all the way up to the top levels of the Marina Tavern. ... [more]

Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor By SAP 505 World Championship, , 11:05 PM Saturday 23 Aug 2014 - GMT
Together with crew Rob Woelfel, Holt went into today’s showdown as one of six teams with a chance of winning the title. The British-born resident of Santa Cruz in California had twice gone into the final day of a 505 Worlds only to finish runner-up. 'I don’t think we’ve ever had anything like this though,' said Holt before racing. ... [more]

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