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Launching at Sydney Boat Show - the all new Falcon 300HT-360 HT range By Jeni Bone, , 8:23 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
The ideal yacht or powerboat tender, capable of carrying up to five passengers and their gear in safety and comfort, the Falcon tender range by BRIG has proven popular all over the world ... [more]

National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award By Jan Harley, , 8:07 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Board of Directors of the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced that it will annually present a new Lifetime Achievement Award starting in 2014. Since 2011 the NSHOF has recognized American sailors, 45 years of age and older, for their impact on the growth and development of the sport in a variety of categories. ... [more]

OK Dinghy Europeans - Beautiful setting for opening ceremony By Robert Deaves, , 7:58 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy European Championship was officially opened in Steinhude, Germany, Monday evening after 117 entries had been received. Racing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The championship is being held at two clubs, Segler-Verein Großenheidorn and Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer, standing side by side in an idyllic location overlooking the Steinhuder Meer. ... [more]

Long Island waters could become more taxing this summer By Gregory Bresiger, , 6:29 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
The New York Post reports that waters of Long Island could become more taxing this summer for some boaters who dock in New York while trying to evade state sales tax. That’s the promise of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance officials. They believe the Empire State is being cheated out of millions of dollars a year. ... [more]

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Tactical evening ahead for the fleet By James Boyd, , 6:12 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Variety has always been the spice of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup with the 27 boats from France, Scotland, Ireland and England this week getting to sail a mix of inshores, offshores and a race around the Isle of Wight. At 09:30 BST today the fleet of three boat teams set sail from the Royal Yacht Squadron line of Cowes on the 'offshore race', longest and most high scoring of the series. ... [more]

4.8 million Legos all at sea By Adam Clark Estes, , 5:35 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Along the charming coast of Cornwall, England, there's a beach that's constantly blanketed in Legos. Tiny flippers, little plastic dragons, a brick here and there—these pieces have been washing ashore since a shipping accident in 1997 sent 4.8 million pieces into the sea nearby. And one-by-one, out they come. ... [more]

Under 21 Laser European Championships - Lorenzo Chiavarini victorious By Matt Carter, , 5:17 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Sailor Lorenzo Chiavarini claimed an emphatic European victory at the 2014 Under 21 Laser European Championships in Torbole, Italy, on Saturday (19 July). In addition to the gold and silver in the Under 21 fleet, there was further podium success for the British squad with Henry Wetherell sealing the Under 19 title, finishing sixth overall. ... [more]

International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top By Mark Jardine,, , 4:50 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
International Moth World Championships – It's more like Costa del Hayling at the moment - sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and one for Blue fleet, bringing the Qualifying Series to a close after five races. ... [more]

Volvo Penta reveals keel cooling option for diesel engines By Marine NewsWire, , 4:43 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Volvo Penta of the Americas today revealed the availability of a keel cooling option with D4 and D6 marine diesel engines to meet customer demands in the North American marine commercial market. Volvo Penta is now offering factory-built keel-cooled engines for the entire line of marine commercial inboard and sterndrive D4 3.7-liter and D6 5.5-liter engines. ... [more]

Delta Lloyd 24 Hour Yachting Race commences August 22nd By Edwin Lodder, , 3:10 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
This year’s 50th Delta Lloyd 24 Hour Yachting Race in the Netherlands will be sailed at August 22 and 23. The starting gun will be fired on Friday evening August 23, 2014 at fourteen locations around the IJsselmeer and Markermeer in the Netherlands. Around 700 boats will be expected with a mass finish and thousands of visitors at Saturday evening in Medemblik. ... [more]

PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners By Chris Yates, , 2:32 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
The final day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival lived up to expectations as Pozo provided a full day of fantastic competition - spanning nine action packed hours - to conclude the event. By the end of the day a result had been gained in both the men’s and women’s division as Victor Fernandez produced a magnificent display to be crowned the champion of Pozo for the fifth time. ... [more]

Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win By Fiona Brown, , 2:26 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
After two exciting days of racing, Peter Hofman's Classic Llanoria and Paul Smith's Modern Valhalla were victorious at the International Six Metre Class British Open Championship in Falmouth. Hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, the British Open acted as the warm up event for the Six Metre European Championship 2014, which gets underway today. ... [more]

Carla Demaria named keynote speaker for METS 2014 By Sigrid van der Wel, , 2:18 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Amsterdam RAI has revealed that the keynote speaker at the prestigious Breakfast Briefing at METS 2014 will be Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts. As the first woman to make this major address to the global maritime community – a popular feature on the calendar for 27 years – Demaria will share her unique insights gained in a distinguished career in the boatbuilding sector. ... [more]

Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA , 2:14 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
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. Starting in a few days time, are the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, in Carson CA. Then it will be back on the Extreme 40's in Wales. ... [more]

J24 Association to hold 'Measuring Day’ at Cronulla Sailing Club By J24 Australia, , 1:58 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The J24 Association of NSW will be holding a 'Measuring Day’ at Cronulla Sailing Club on Sunday 17 August. Anyone wishing to obtain a measuring certificate for their boat can come along that day. Please register your interest with either myself,, or your club rep, Mick Reynolds. ... [more]

Bic Technos are now invited to take part in Sail Melbourne By Richard Scarr, Hobart , 1:46 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Australian RS:X and Techno Associations are now invited to take part in Sail Melbourne. If you are interested in taking part in Sail Melbourne and need a charter board contact either or Glide Industries. ... [more]

A tale of sausages and pasties at the Osprey Nationals By Alan Henderson, Porthpean , 1:37 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day two, July 20th, of the 39 boat Osprey Nationals at Porthpean brought a long wait before the action started. When the action started it was brisk, with an offshore wind of around 15 knots. The famous Porthpean pasty boat was not needed, with the sailors who included quite a few famous pie eaters formerly of a ghostly class having to fuel up with the pasties before the late launch. ... [more]

Search for Australia's hottest sailors By Fran Burke, Sydney , 1:29 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Casting call – calling all sailors! Henri Lloyd is again putting the call out for Australia’s hottest sailors! Rugged good looks, slightly salty around the edges or that bigger than life personality? Then they want you. The search is open to all sailors attending Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August 2014, with Henri Lloyd looking for 10 gorgeous, fit sailors to take to the runway. ... [more]

2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – Groundhog Day(s)! By Paul J Davies, , 12:58 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
With a weather pattern that made sailors feel like they were actors in the movie of the same name, the third weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series turned out to be a 'mix, stir and repeat' of the conditions experienced in the series so far… ... [more]

Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships 1st – 3rd August 2014 By Pwllheli Sailing Club, , 12:43 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The inaugural ‘Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships’ is only a few weeks away and is hosted by Pwllheli Sailing Club (PSC) on first to 3rd August. The event has used the successful 2013 J Cup hosted by PSC as a spring board with the added award of the ‘Spinlock IRC’ regional title. ... [more]

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC By Oracle Team USA, , 11:12 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Oracle Team USA present two videos from their foiling training camp at Wangi SC in Australia. First Andrew Campbell (USA) gives his view of the camp, and in the second various team members contribute their thoughts on skipper Jimmy Spithill baring all on a foiling moth. ... [more]

Learn about life beneath water at Gold Coast International Marine Expo By Gold Coast Marine Expo, , 10:41 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2014 - Every angler has been there: your tackle box is full, anticipation is high. The tide change approaches and you sense your prey … hungry and hunting. You cast your lure with precision and you begin your retrieval with those spasmodic twitches you’ve perfected in your sleep. You cast again … retrieve … cast … retrieve. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 10:31 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
After a long voyage in cramped conditions, with no washing facilities and only frozen dried meals to eat, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team was eager for food, cold drinks and warm showers when they safely reached Gosport on the English south coast. ... [more]

Recreational fishers leading way with responsible gummy shark fishing By Dallas D'Silva, , 10:20 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
In Victoria, gummy sharks (also known as flake) are a highly sought after target species for the recreational fishing sector. Gummy sharks can be found on or near the sea bed, generally inhabiting coastal marine waters to a depth of around 80 metres. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries By Team SCA, , 9:54 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Team Alvimedica and Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have completed their second Trans-Atlantic crossings, and in the Canary Islands, Team SCA, Team Brunel, and Team Campos are engaged in the Around Canary Island Race - a 650nm trip around the Canary Islands. Here's Team SCA's latest blog from the Around Canary Island Race: ... [more]

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