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Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week 2014 - Day 3 wrap-up By Rich Roberts, , 3:02 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The sailors with the best prescriptions survived the relatively windless distress of a difficult Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week---notably Bob Lane, the pharmacist who drove his familiar Andrews 63 named Medicine Man to first place in Random Leg PHRF 1 for the biggest of the 142 boats in 15 classes. ... [more]

2014 Newport Bermuda Race - Prize giving ceremony By Talbot Wilson, , 2:23 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Newport Bermuda Race - It's a quiet Sunday after the Saturday evening prizegiving, crew dinners and the last party at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for Newport Bermuda 2014. Return crews are now packing groceries, topping off tanks and clearing Bermuda Customs for the long cruise home. Time now for some 1600 racers and their guests in Bermuda to return to the ‘real’ world. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 28, 2014 - Directional changes By Collinson FX, , 12:41 AM Monday 30 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
June 28, 2014: The week ahead has many reasons for some quantum directional changes, with important Employment data out in the US, while the ECB and RBA rate decisions ensure Central Banks dominate. This should be a massive week, but shortened, with the Independence Day holiday on Friday in the USA! ... [more]

Lightning Youth World Championship - Day 1 By International Lightning Class Association, , 11:46 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
The Lightning Youth World Championship kicked off Sunday, June 29th with 72 competitors from three different continents and five different countries. Principal Race Office Rob Ruhlman made a valiant effort to get some racing underway, ultimately completing one race on the first day. ... [more]

The North West Passage calls: Who will answer this year? By Douglas Pohl/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:37 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The great annual sailing adventure these days is not crossing the Atlantic, or even going around the world. It's not going solo, it's not even idiotically braving the Gulf of Aden. No, the greatest adventure of the current era is undoubtedly transiting the very uncertain conditions in the North West Passage. Douglas Pohl, the best North West Passage Watcher, tells who will be embarking in 2014. ... [more]

RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Down to the wire + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 11:13 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
Racing at the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup finished today with the tensest of conclusions, two boats tied going into the final race and the ultimate result of the regatta going right to the wire. Three races were held, once again in brilliant sunshine and a slowly building, but very shifty westerly breeze blowing off the Andalucian coast. ... [more]

Star Class World Championship - Sailors ready to begin battle By Star Class World Championship, , 11:10 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
Beginning tomorrow, Monday, June 30 until Saturday, July 5, Star Sailors from across the world will come together in Malcesine, Italy at Fraglia Vela Malcesine to compete in the 2014 International Star Class World Championship on the infamous waters of Lake Garda. ... [more]

Polish adventure sailor in second try at North West Passage By Nancy Knudsen, , 10:14 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Every boat attempting to transit the North West Passage this year has its own story. Ryszard Wojnowski, Polish adventure sailor, had his own way of doing it. In his Lady Dana 44, he set sail from Sopot, Poland, on June 8, 2013, planning to circle the North Pole, including the North West Passage beginning on the Russian side in one season. However it was not to be... ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Five teams play Russian Roulette on final day By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:17 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After four days and 22 races, Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover came down to an edge-of-the-seat final race shoot out, with five teams gunning for the podium and no room for error. The game of Russian roulette between The Wave, Muscat and Alinghi continued until the final double pointer. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ makes podium again in Russia By ETNZblog.com, , 8:30 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand sailed an outstanding final day in the Extreme Sailing Series, Russia to make the medla podium again.Emirates Team New Zealand did all they could to win the Extreme Sailing Series in St Petersburg today including winning the final double points race. ... [more]

Crossing 'the Ditch' - how, when, where? (Why is easy) By John Martin, Island Cruising Association, , 8:27 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
New Zealand has some of the greatest cruising in the world, but many Australian sailors are put off by the horror stories they have heard about how difficult that crossing can be. Here, John Martin of the Island Cruising Association gives a few simple rules to achieve a pleasant and successful crossing - and to be rewarded with some dreamy cruising grounds. ... [more]

Etchells World Championship - Grinding through to victory By Etchells North America, , 5:12 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
In the 2014 Etchells World Championship Bill Hardesty and team ground through to victory, ultimately with a race to spare. ... [more]

Stena Match Cup Sweden 20th anniversary regatta preview By World Match Racing Tour, , 5:01 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, celebrates its 20th birthday next week at the idyllic island of Marstrand on the West coast of Sweden. Joining the Alpari Tour Card Holders in this anniversary regatta will be two titans of the match racing community: Sweden’s Magnus Holmberg and American Ed Baird. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: More images from Day 3 By Eugenia Bakunova, www.mainsail.ru, , 3:13 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Russian photographer Eugenia Bakunova of www.mainsail.ru is in St Petersburg, Russia for the final two days of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4. She provided this second image gallery from Day 3 of the regatta. ... [more]

Demystifying Croatian requests for taxation documents on yachts By RYA, , 1:55 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
Croatian Customs will not accept anything other than a T2L to prove community status and they are demanding this evidence in unusual circumstances such as requiring it before allowing owners to store their boat ashore. ... [more]

Fish stocks Northeast Atlantic recover, overfishing in Mediterranean By European Commission - Fisheries, , 12:55 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
That's the key message Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, passes in this year's report on the state of fish stocks and the preparation of setting next years' fish quotas. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Images from Day 3 - a Russian view By Eugenia Bakunova, www.mainsail.ru, , 12:46 PM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Russian photographer Eugenia Bakunova of www.mainsail.ru is in St Petersburg, Russia for the final two days of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4. She provided this image gallery from Day 3 of the regatta. ... [more]

Enjoy the whale spectacle, just keep your distance By Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, , 11:29 AM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s species conservation manager, Mark Read, urged whale-watching enthusiasts and visitors to keep a safe distance for the safety of these majestic creatures, as well as onlookers. ... [more]

Kieler Woche - Unofficial application for the Olympics announced By Kieler Woche Pressesprecher, , 11:13 AM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
At the Kieler Woche 2014 traditional regatta dinner at the Kiel Yacht Club it was the unofficial starting signal for the state capital’s application for the Olympic sailing competitions in 2024 or 2028. ... [more]

2014 Yachting New South Wales Youth Championship - Entries open! By Prestige Luxury Motor Yachts Australia, Sydney , 11:12 AM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The October long weekend, Saturday fourth – Monday sixth, is the time to head to Georges River Sailing Club on Sydney’s Botany Bay for one of the largest youth sailing regattas in the country. ... [more]

NORs: Subic-Boracay and Boracay Cup By SAGS/Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, , 10:38 AM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Subic-Boracay Race is a 200nm overnighter from Subic Bay to (surprise!) Boracay Island just north of Panay, pretty much slap-dab in the middle of the Philippines. Sail out of Subic Bay, turn south towards Mindoro, west through the cautiously respected Verde Passage, and then south again down the Tablas Strait to Boracay. (Sorry, no refreshment stop at the Puerto Galera Yacht Club) ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: View the final day of Act 4 here - Video By Sail-World, , 9:45 AM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Full video coverage of the final day of Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, St Petersburg. A massive 10 races were sailed on the penultimate day of Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover, with superb sailing conditions that saw six different race winners result in a shake-up on the Act leaderboard. ... [more]

Satellite images reveals emperor penguins are more willing to relocate By British Antarctic Survey, , 9:13 AM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
Researchers have long thought that emperor penguins were philopatric, which means they would return to the same location to nest each year. The new study used satellite images to show that penguins may not be faithful to previous nesting locations. Researchers found six instances in just three years in which emperor penguins did not return to the same location to breed. ... [more]

Whale research - new techniques expand for non-lethal methods By FishingBoating-World, , 8:45 AM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - GMT
We all love to see a whale off the bow, but the the Japanese Government maintains that you have to kill a whale to do scientific research. Scientific institutions world wide disagree. Non-lethal research tools continue to expand with scientists from Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions proposing a new technique. ... [more]

Weta to be part of the World Masters Games By Sail-World, Auckland , 8:32 AM Sunday 29 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Yachting New Zealand has announced that the Weta has been chosen as one of the classes for the World Masters Games, to be held in New Zealand in 2017. With more athletes than the Olympics, the World Masters Games is the single biggest multisport event on earth. Now in 2017, the event will come to Auckland New Zealand. ... [more]

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