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RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Tacticians have their work cut out By Jessica Gray, , 6:42 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
For the opening fleet races at the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, there was another day of the same great conditions, with Mediterranean sun and wind in abundant supply, but once again an awkward offshore breeze was blowing. With wind shifts often as large as 50 degrees, the tacticians had their work cut out for them. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Tricky first day for J.P. Morgan BAR By Sarah Alexander, , 5:59 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The first day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 4, Saint Petersburg and J.P. Morgan BAR were set up to expect both a demanding venue and difficult racing conditions from the famous Russian city. The wind was highly inconsistent, extremely light, and it eventually forced officials to abandon sailing after only four races. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Action underway in Saint Petersburg By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:27 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
Set against a city backdrop instantly recognisable the world over, the Neva River provided the playground for the first day of Stadium Racing at Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Saint Petersburg, presented by Land Rover, where some teams thrived and others suffered within the confines of the tight stadium racecourse, which is just 300 metres wide at its narrowest point. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Torben Grael wins inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:08 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
Torben Grael, Brazil’s joint most decorated Olympic medalist with five medals and previous winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, has been awarded the inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize for his contribution to sailing. ... [more]

Thermal imaging helping bulk carriers avoid collisions in port and in By Drew Valentine, , 4:37 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
Bulk carriers are hard to manouver and from the bridge, small boats power and sail can be hard to detect at night.'One of the biggest dangers is that we may not see very small craft when entering harbours,' says Mr. Peter Robinson the Captain of the bulk carrier M.V. Golden Bay. 'Hitting one of these boats might not damage our ship, but the crew of the other boat could be killed. Avoiding collisio ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - A show of characteristic consistency By Oman Sail, , 4:33 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Wave, Muscat closed their first day of Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 in St Petersburg in a promising second place with a show of characteristic consistency in tricky conditions while Oman Air toiled hard to gain a foothold. ... [more]

Round Ireland Yacht Race - 48 hours to the off By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 4:21 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Less than 48 hours to the off, sailing enthusiasts are starting to arrive in Wicklow Town to get the first glimpse of the yachts that will set sail in the 2014 Round Ireland Yacht Race this Saturday. Nearly half of the yachts have already docked in Wicklow Bay including French entry, the spectacular 60ft Team Jolokia which sits proudly at the end of the East Pier. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - European venues invited to bid By ISAF, , 3:40 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
ISAF is inviting European venues to bid to host the ISAF Sailing World Cup for the 2014-2015 series and beyond. The ISAF Sailing World Cup is the annual circuit of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors. Its centre-piece is the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final held in November. The inaugural SWC Final will take place in Abu Dhabi in 2014. ... [more]

Etchells World Championship - Lammens leads, Gilbert wins the day By Steve Girling, , 3:03 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Race three of the Etchells World Championship started shortly after noon yesterday with a nice breeze that oscillated between 220 and 235. A beautiful start line greeted competitors, and the 95-boat fleet used every inch of it to get away at the second attempt under a black flag for the four leg 1.75 mile course. ... [more]

China e França são a base do Dongfeng para a Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:56 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
Está definida a tripulação do Dongfeng para a Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Em Lorient, na França, base de treinamento da equipe, o comandante Charles Caudrelier anunciou o time e cumpriu a promessa de mesclar velejadores experientes com atletas chineses. É a primeira vez na história que quatro asiáticos participam da regata a bordo. ... [more]

Aegean Regatta - Magical voyage begins August 16 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 2:43 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
For the 14th consecutive year, the Aegean Regatta, the International Open Sea Sailing Race, will set out for a magical voyage from August 16, to August 23, 2014 across the blue Aegean. Each year, the Aegean Regatta is based at a different harbour and is a major sports and cultural event in the Archipelago. ... [more]

Caudrelier dévoile son équipage pour la prochaine Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:25 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
C’est aujourd’hui à Lorient que le Français Charles Caudrelier, skipper du monocoque Dongfeng, a dévoilé son équipage pour la prochaine Volvo Ocean Race. Ce projet, qui entérine l’entrée de la Chine dans le monde de la course au large, réunit des marins occidentaux de haut niveau avec des équipiers chinois à fort potentiel. ... [more]

4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing & Boating Expo - Mark Seymour to perform By Erin Ponton, , 1:38 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
Australia's great outdoors and Australian rock music legends will come together at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing & Boating Expo with exclusive open-air performances set to rock visitors. ... [more]

La Solitaire du Figaro 2014 - Gwénolé Gahinet, 12th and 1st rookie By Safran Sailing Team, , 12:43 PM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
He never gave up. After three days and 19 hours of a 505-mile leg, which will go down in the annals of La Solitaire du Figaro, Gwénolé Gahinet crossed the finish line of the third leg between Roscoff and Les Sables d'Olonne at 10:15:17 (French time) on Thursday in 12th place, one hour and 17 minutes behind the winner, Gildas Mahé (Interface Concept). ... [more]

4 Chinos harán historia con Dongfeng Race Team en la Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:41 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
Cuatro regatistas chinos, el número más alto de participantes del país asiático registrado en la historia de la vuelta al mundo a vela, junto con cuatro tripulantes franceses y uno sueco formarán parte de la tripulación del equipo Dongfeng Race Team en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Four Chinese confirmed as part of Dongfeng Race Team By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:07 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
French skipper Charles Caudrelier also unveiled a world-class group of five western sailors to boost the Chinese challenge for the 12th edition of sailing’s leading offshore event. Never before has a race squad included so many from the world’s most populous nation and the move announced at a press conference in Lorient. ... [more]

Kieler Woche - Platoon, Rockall IV and Solconia German ORC Champions By Herman Hell, , 10:47 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
In a series that featured a wide variety of conditions and course formats over five days of competition, the International German ORC Championship (IDM) has this year produced three worthy new champions who excelled among some tough local and international competition. ... [more]

A-Class Europeans: Ashby leads, Barker foils 13 places on leaderboard By Sail-World, , 10:11 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Current World Champion, Glenn Ashby scored two wins to retain his lead in the 2014 European A-Class Catamaran Championships, being sailed on Lake Hourtin, Bordeaux, France. Three days have now been sailed in the regatta and today's was the best for sailing with winds of 15-17kts, allowing the multihulls to foil ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Big shifts test crews on Practice Day By, , 9:38 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Testing conditions on practice day at the St Petersburg Extreme Sailing Series Regatta had crews battling massive wind shifts and a 4-knot current across the River Neva course. Neither the fickle breeze nor the current got in the way of the Emirates Team NZ crew’s twin missions for the day: get to understand more about the course and work on crew combinations. Barker has jumped in the A-Cats Euros ... [more]

French Bay Yacht Club introduce exciting new regatta By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 8:39 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Young Challenger's Cup is a youth focused sailing event where emerging sailors will have a chance to experience the speed and precision of high performance fleet racing in small multihulls. Yacht clubs from around NZ are invited to put forward a team of four sailors between the ages of 12 and 17 to battle with up to 15 other teams for the Young Challenger's Cup trophy. ... [more]

Capita RS Feva Inlands Championships at Rutland SC By Debbie Darling, , 7:40 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RS Feva Inlands Championships were sponsored by Capita, a UK leader in business process management and outsourcing solutions. Rutland Sailing Club hosted the event with Stuart Childerley as the Race Officer. ... [more]

2014 Etchells World Championship legends panel By New York Yacht Club, , 7:15 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Some of the world's best-known sailors will participate in a panel discussion on the enduring Etchells design (95 boats competing in its 46th world championship) and sailing in general. ... [more]

2014 Etchells World Championship: Former hockey star takes the lead By New York Yacht Club, , 4:10 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Hank Lammens (USA) has taken the overall lead in the 2014 World Etchells Championships being sailed off Newport RI. He overtook the overnight leader Bill Hardesty (USA) after the second day of sailing in the regatta. 'We're starting with 100 boats, anything can happen,' said Lammens. ... [more]

2014 Kieler Woche - What went wrong for Mat Belcher and Will Ryan By Cora Zillich, , 3:43 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Kieler Woche - The Olympic class regatta at Kieler Woche concluded overnight in Germany with a bronze medal for current World Champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan. Besides Belcher and Ryan, seven Australian Sailing Team crews made the Kieler Woche top ten and raced in Wednesday’s medal races. ... [more]

Third CYCA Solas Trusts grant to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard By Jennifer Crooks, , 3:27 AM Thursday 26 Jun 2014 - GMT
CYCA Solas Trusts has provided a third grant to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard (AVCG) Brisbane for $24,147 to purchase a thermal imaging camera for use in offshore search and rescue missions and a new satellite phone communication system. ... [more]

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