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Copa del Rey - Quantum dominates opening day By 52 Super Series, , 7:15 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
As the Bay of Palma delivered typically glamorous sea breeze conditions to open the 33rd Copa del Rey, the third regatta of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Doug DeVos’ Quantum Racing proved best able to maintain the highest level of consistency on a race area which places such a high premium on winning and using the key left flank of the upwind track. ... [more]

ORC World Championship - Light wind opening day of racing By ORC Media, , 6:52 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
A dominant high pressure center in northern Germany today challenged sailors and race managers alike in the first day of racing at the 2014 ORC World Championship, but there is one race on the scoreboard and five early leaders in the competition. The northerly breezes never topped eight knots and dropped at times below five before shutting down completely and preventing further racing today. ... [more]

Copa del Rey - Azzurra closes first day with a third By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 6:43 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Azzurra closed the opening day of racing at the Copa del Rey with a third, tied on points with second-placed Ran. Quantum clearly dominated the day. The 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre, third stage of the Barclays 52 Super Series, kicked off today on the waters of the bay of Palma. ... [more]

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Russians dominate opening day By Jessica Francis, , 6:33 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
At the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, the two teams representing Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, Bronenosec (RUS) helmed by Commodore Vladimir Liubomirov and Tsaar Peter (RUS) crewed by the Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge, dominated the first day of racing. The event is held in conjunction with the 33 Copa del Rey Mapfre in Palma winning races one and two apiece. ... [more]

Optimist British Open and National Champ - Sunshine aplenty on day 3 By Amy Cada, , 6:09 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Weymouth delivered sunshine and lighter winds for the 450 plus sailors competing at the Volvo Gill Optimist British and National Championships today. A flat sea state was consistent across all the courses with 6-8 knots of wind, which picked up slightly when the sea breeze came in the afternoon. ... [more]

Gift presented to Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May By Jennifer Crowley Fyke, , 5:53 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families was honored by Coast Guard Training Center Cape May yesterday, August 3, during its third Sunset Parade of 2014. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 5:23 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day one of the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images of the action. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 5:03 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck for races one and two at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images. Enjoy! ... [more]

Erin Loscocco, the foiling fisherman By Erik Simonson, , 4:56 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Who da thunk it? Erin Loscocco headed up to Sherman Island to get some foiling in this weekend, and was ripping along at an estimated 30 knots when bam! After collecting himself and the parts, and assuming he had hit a log, up floats dinner...for four, for a week. ... [more]

Lysekil Women’s Match - All set for Swedish West Coast action By WIM Series, , 4:05 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
When the Lysekil Women’s Match begins Tuesday, the event will be celebrating its tenth anniversary with a very competitive field of nine crews of six sailors each. Will Danish world number one Camilla Ulrikkeholm take her fourth consecutive victory in the beautiful Swedish West Coast archipelago? Can World Champion Anna Kjellberg get her first triumph on her home waters? ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore to host 2015 Series opener By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:52 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Singapore is set to host the curtain-raiser to the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series world tour – the first of eight Host Venues across three continents to be revealed, confirmed Series organisers OC sport and Series Main Partner, Land Rover. ... [more]

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda preparing for international regattas By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 3:39 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
While holidaymakers flock to Sardinia to enjoy stunning beaches and sweltering August temperatures, staff at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are hard at work preparing for two major international regattas in September. The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup will see thousands of sailors from around the globe flock to the exclusive resort of Porto Cervo for two weeks of world-class sailing. ... [more]

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Fleets ready for lift off By Daniel Smith, , 3:14 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
After the Finn and RS:X fleets kicked off racing at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Sunday, the remaining seven will start on Monday 4 August. All five race courses will be used on Monday with three areas - Ponte, Escola Naval and Pão de Açucar -situated inside Guanabara Bay and the other two - Copacabana and Niterói - located outside the bay in open water. ... [more]

Vendée Globe - Nicolas Hulot supports Energy Challenge + Video By Solène Rennuit, , 2:37 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President for the 2015 Conference on Climate Change, has announced his support for Phil Sharp’s zero-carbon emissions Vendée Globe campaign, whilst welcoming him as an ambassador for his Foundation. ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup - Set sights on Porto Cervo action By Alessandra Ghezzi, , 2:07 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Once every two years in September, Swan owners from around the globe gather for a week of competition, friendship and glamour at the iconic Rolex Swan Cup, which this year celebrates its 18th anniversary, from September 8-14 in Porto Cervo (ITA). ... [more]

Panerai Transat Classique - Xarifa, a giant joins the race By Panerai Transat Classique, , 1:59 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
The pre-registration of the big three-master Xarifa raises the bar in the Panerai Transat Classique 2015. In terms of pedigree, she belongs to the extraordinary class of vessels which, since the mid-nineteenth century, have been writing the history of yachting. Her timeless elegance belies a colourful career marked with numerous name changes. ... [more]

Cannes Yachting Festival - Come see the 55 meter Ocean Paradise By Gianluca Poerio, , 1:29 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Ocean Paradise is a 55 meters in aluminum and steel and it based on a consolidated and tested Benetti platform, yet rich with innovative contents, especially with regards to partitioning, interior design, decor and fitting out. With Ocean Paradise, Benetti gives further proof of their second to none capability in interpreting and adapting to Owner's requests. ... [more]

ORC International World Championship 2014 - Action shots from day 1 By Max Ranchi Photography, , 12:41 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were on deck at the ORC International World Championship 2014 to capture these images on day one. ... [more]

Sun shines on recreational boating at Sydney International Boat Show By Boating Industry Association, , 12:08 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Sydney International Boat Show has ended for 2014 with organisers and exhibitors thrilled that the results achieved at the dual venue event have surpassed expectations. The show attracted a diverse group of visitors seeking information, products and services across many of the boating lifestyle market segments. ... [more]

Barclays 52 Super Series - Copa del Rey Mapfre 2014 - Playing catch up By Barclays 52 Super Series, , 11:23 AM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
And while Quantum Racing may be perceived to be a dominant force after winning the US Super Series and the Audi TP52 World Championship title under skipper Ed Baird, in reality when racing starts tomorrow Monday Quantum Racing are actually only four points ahead of Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing and five points ahead of the Roemmers family’s Azzurra skippered by Guile Parada. ... [more]

RPAYC’s new Commodore and Vice Commodore and first female Life Member By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 10:57 AM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Ian Audsley was elected Commodore uncontested and Michael Lockley was elected Vice Commodore by the near 100 voting members present. 'Ian and Michael will lead a formidable team to take the club forward for the next three years,' forecasted outgoing Commodore Rob Curtis. ... [more]

International Sailing Regatta - RS:X and Finn fleets put Rio to test By ISAF, , 10:34 AM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
With 28 racers on the water it's not far off the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition fleet size. In two years' time 36 racers will take to water and van Rijsselberge is enjoying the similarities, 'We have a really nice fleet here. That's the biggest plus. Everybody is here and it's a strong field. I think it's a really good test. ... [more]

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014 - Day two round-up By Rupert Holmes/CWL, , 9:55 AM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Black Group yachts starting on the Bramble line saw plenty of action at the favoured committee boat end of the line, with many starts seeing optimistic skippers attempting to barge into a none-existent space amid much shouting, before having to bail out and restart at the back of their fleet. ... [more]

Oakcliff Summer Invitational Match Race - Lalumiere wins By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 8:55 AM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Oakcliff Summer Clinegatta - Oakcliff’s Charlie Lalumiere won the Summer Invitational, a Grade three match race, on Sunday afternoon after overcoming the high level of competition. ... [more]

Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia and Phuket Yacht Show, , 4:28 AM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Phuket Yacht Show will be held at Phuket's Yacht Haven from February 13-15. The challenge to Pimex - the Phuket International Boat Show - is coming from the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show. ... [more]

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