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Championnats du monde en 2.4mR – Jour 2 By Voile Canada, , 3:14 PM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
Bruine, brouillard et vent variable de l’est ont accueilli les marins en cette deuxième journée des Championnats. Trois courses ont pu être faites, causant un remaniement important au tableau de pointage. Le Canadien Allan Leibel s’est hissé au troisième rang, derrière Megan Pascoe (GBR) et Bjørnar Erikstad (NOR), grâce à de bons résultats constants et 2,3 et 7. ... [more]

Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Genova to serve as grande finale By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 3:01 PM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
The Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series will conclude this weekend in Genoa, Italy, October 3-5. For the very first time ever, a very special 'Melges Team Racing' formula will involve all three Melges sportboats - the Audi Melges 20, Melges 24 and Melges 32. ... [more]

Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation chosen as British Sailing charity By Amanda Simpson, London , 2:41 PM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
British Sailing, a group association of the British Marine Federation, has selected the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) as its official charity for the next two years. The charity will be supported through a number of fundraising events and will also benefit from promotion to the international sailing community. ... [more]

Olympian Iain Percy backs 13th International Sailing Summit By Amanda Simpson, London , 2:31 PM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
A trio of key speakers will address a global audience to demonstrate how inspiration and innovation can increase participation and generate business success. Olympic Gold Medallist Iain Percy OBE will welcome delegates from around the world to the International Sailing Summit (ISS) on 17 November 2014. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - In-shore showdown on the horizon By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:13 PM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
It’s been two long years of waiting but the Volvo Ocean Race returns to action in the opening Alicante in-port race on Saturday with anticipation rising thanks to a new one-design boat which promises the closest competition in the event's 41-year history. ... [more]

Vendee Globe - Italian skipper gets new boat By Vendee Globe, , 1:58 PM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
Andrea Mura, aged 50, announced his intention on September 24th to take part in the next Vendée Globe aboard a new generation 60-foot IMOCA. She will be built at the Persico yard in Bergamo. Famous for winning the 2010 Route du Rhum in his category, the Italian skipper will be attempting to repeat that success this year before focusing on the non-stop solo round the world voyage. ... [more]

Yachting Australia Awards finalists revealed By Jane Gordon, , 1:38 PM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Yachting Australia is pleased to reveal the finalists in twelve categories for the Yachting Australia Awards 2014, the annual celebration providing an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and recognise contributions made, both on and off the water. ... [more]

First Certified Marina Professional in Asia By Colin Bransgrove, , 1:26 PM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
The Global Marina Institute (GMI) is pleased to announce the awarding of the first Certified Marina Professional (CMP) designation in Asia to Trevor Fong, Head of Marina Management at Keppel Land Hospitality Management (KLHM), and General Manager of the multi-award winning Marina at Keppel Bay (MKB) in Singapore. ... [more]

Lifejackets do save lives - Wear yours on board this long weekend By Marine Rescue NSW, , 11:17 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
This year’s boating season has kicked off with a recent burst of warm weather and Marine Rescue NSW has urged skippers to make sure everyone on board is wearing a lifejacket at all times. The October long weekend marks the traditional start of the peak season on NSW waters, when MRNSW units brace for a potential surge in boating breakdowns as people re-launch their boats after the winter lay-off. ... [more]

GAC Pindar eager to impress as the Extreme Sailing Series reaches Nice By GAC Pindar, , 10:45 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Nathan Wilmot and his GAC Pindar Crew are hoping to finish with a flourish when the world’s sailing elite travel to Nice (2-5 October), for the penultimate Act of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series. GAC Pindar plan to mount a charge up the leader board, following race victories and several podiums in Cardiff and Istanbul in Acts 5 and 6. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 2, 2014 - NZD fights back By Collinson FX, , 10:20 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
October 2, 2014: The NZD was attempting to stabilize above 0.7800 with fear dissipating. The interest rate differentials will be far too attractive for investors to resist and with the currency at these levels flows will undermine the RBNZ's campaign to destabilize the NZD. In the auction held overnight milk prices fell yet again as the world try’s to absorb the massive surplus in production. ... [more]

Recognition for boating community with Maritime Medal Awards By Transport for NSW, , 10:15 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay was on hand to present the 2014 medals on board the historic tall ship ‘James Craig’ on Sydney Harbour. 'Maritime Medal recipients are those who have enriched our community through their selfless commitment. Maritime Manager Centre General Manager Howard Glenn said. ... [more]

指尖上的沃尔沃环球帆船赛 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:04 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
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Volvo Ocean Race: The Art of the on board Photographer By Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:13 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Team Vestas Wind's On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, compiled an interesting gallery of images during the crew's delivery voyage and race qualifier. These are not the usual shots we have come to expect from the Volvo Ocean Race but rather some very clever and outstanding camera work. ... [more]

Mercury Marine produces 75,000th Verado L6 outboard engine By Mercury Marine, , 9:07 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, has produced its 75,000th Verado L6 outboard engine. The Verado six-cylinder was first launched in 2005 and covered 200 to 275hp; the Verado family now includes up to 300hp outboard engines. Mercury Marine has manufactured more than 15 million engines since the company was founded in 1939. ... [more]

VSTEP joins Green Award Foundation By VSTEP Simulation, , 8:39 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
Green Award is proud to announce that VSTEP Simulation, one of the leading developers of DNV certified maritime simulators in the world has joined Green Award as an incentive provider. From the first of October 2014 onwards, all Green Award certified offices are granted a full year of free premium support when purchasing a VSTEP maritime simulator (product category NAUTIS). ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 North American Championship - Tortoises, and the hare By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 6:47 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Racking up wins across North America including the U.S. Nationals, Canadian National Championship and most recently the Pacific Coast Championship, Gomes Neto has remained unfazed and is heading into their biggest challenge yet with a stacked fleet this coming weekend on San Francisco Bay. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: ETNZ's Burling and Tuke back on deck in Nice By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 6:39 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
It’s back to work for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, at the Extreme Sailing Series, Nice. After taking a week off after their win at the 49er world championships in Spain and now they’re at Nice, France, for another hectic few days at the Extreme Sailing Series. ... [more]

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Notice of race released By US Sailing, , 3:29 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - On-line entry will open on November 10, 2014 mocr.ussailing.org/!here!new. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is December 5, 2014. Entries must be received no later than January 5, 2015 to qualify for early entry. ... [more]

Liam Kilroy and Team Wildman images by Erik Simonson + Video By Erik Simonson, , 2:33 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Having won the first race of the 2014 Melges Worlds in Lake Garda and finishing in high in the overall standings, Liam, with team Wildman, Stephanie Roble on strategy, Erik Shampain on trim, Steve Hunt on main and tactics, turns his focus to the 2014 Melges 20 North Americans running this week on San Francisco Bay and the 2015 Audi Melges 20 Worlds coming to SF Bay next year. ... [more]

Sydney Harbour Marine Park would attract Industry compensation claims By Rob Kothe, , 2:16 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
In a long expected move which would have major repercussions for the NSW marine industry the NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson announced on Monday that a NSW Labor Government will create a dedicated Sydney Marine Park. If it was established, the Sydney Marine Park would have a mix of sanctuary areas, where recreational fishing is banned, and general use zones. ... [more]

Blue Water Race - Fleet vies for inaugural Newcastle Bass Island win By Di Pearson, , 1:49 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Blue Water Pointscore Race - Twenty yachts are expected take part in the 200 nautical mile Newcastle Bass Island Yacht Race, which kicks off at 7.00pm this Friday evening local time and is a new addition to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Blue Water Pointscore Series (BWPS). ... [more]

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan finalists for ISAF Rolex World Sailor Award By Cora Zillich, , 1:27 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Olympic gold medallist and five-time World Champion Mat Belcher (QLD) and dual World Champion crew Will Ryan (QLD) have been announced as Nominees for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2014. ... [more]

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Classics enchant the bay By Les Voiles de St Tropez, , 12:31 AM Thursday 02 Oct 2014 - GMT
Today the big circus of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez played host to the stars with names that reflected the golden age of yachting, often dating back to before the two World Wars, such as Marigold, Phoebus, Silhouette, Partridge and Véronique… 130 Classic boats, lively creations echoing 140 years of creative naval genius, cut quite a dash as the white foam. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Leading the Charge - your VOR Form Guide By Ben Gladwell, Boating New Zealand, , 11:03 PM Wednesday 01 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
For the first time, the Volvo Ocean Race is to be contested in a strict, one-design class. The emphasis is shifted from who has the best boat to suit the conditions to who has the best men - or women - onboard. ... [more]

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