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IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Tim Wilkes By Sail-World.com, , 3:05 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on deck for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 2:51 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
With a brief on-shore postponement by PRO Bill Canfield and his legion of volunteers from Sail Newport, the deep Audi Melges 20 fleet headed North of the Newport Harbor Bridge to kick off the sixth edition of the U.S. Nationals. With past champions, fleet veterans, and several talented newcomers in attendance, what the fleet lacked in size was quickly made up through talent and tight racing. ... [more]

Lack of wind and big current plagues Canadian Optimist Championships By Katie Nicoll, Lunenburg , 2:39 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
At the Canadian Optimist Championships, the search for wind started early with the RC heading out to the race course. In the meantime, the young sailors made up ball games and swim races to keep them entertained. It was great to see that they were not sitting around on electronic devices! ... [more]

UK Minister for Sport Helen Grant supports Bart’s Bash By Irene Corosu, , 2:34 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to announce that Bart’s Bash, the Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Sailing Race on 21st September 2014, has received the support of UK Minister for Sport Helen Grant. ... [more]

Formula Kite World Championships - 17 year old Bridge on top + Video By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 2:19 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
Day three of the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships in Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey saw the beginning of the Final Series for the mens fleet, with Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) topping the leaderboard with a strong lightwind performance. Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) jumped into second position with a 1-2 score, while Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) defends his bronce podium spot. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 22 2014 - KIWI fight back By Collinson FX, , 12:53 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 22 2014: The AUD trades around the 0.9300, after dipping during domestic trade, a direct result of disappointing Chinese Manufacturing data. The KIWI fights back towards 0.8400, supported by attractive interest rates, despite the deteriorating economy due to RBNZ monetary policy. NZ Consumer Confidence contracted and Credit Card spending fell, in line with recent economic trends ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Pas de répit après le Tour des Iles Britanniques By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:35 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Abattu, meurtri, heureux, inquiet. Vous l’avez dit, ce sont les divers états par lesquels sont passés les marins de la Volvo Ocean Race après un Tour des Iles Britanniques digne du mode essorage d’une machine à laver et qui a vu la victoire d’Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Et maintenant? ... [more]

Where in the world are our strongest corals? By Hanny Rivera - Cohen's Lab, , 12:35 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The Palauan archipelago is a composed of more than 250 islands. Among these are about 200 known as the Rock Islands, due their tough limestone composition. These islands form a series of semi enclosed bays south of Palau's most populated island, Koror. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Varuna declared overall winner By RORC Event Press, , 12:19 PM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ... [more]

Win a Fijian getaway thanks to Geelong Travel and Festival of Sails By Royal Geelong Yacht Club, , 11:49 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Thanks to our new sponsor Geelong Travel and the Festival of Sails, you have the chance to win a magnificent getaway for two, to tropical Fiji. All you need to do is get your entry completed for the Festival of Sails 2015 (including the Australian Multihull Championships) prior to midnight on Sunday 30th November 2014. ... [more]

Strong winds for the Russian Dragon Open 2014 start By Ivan Bidzilya, , 11:28 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
Gusting southwest wind (18-20 knots) allowed Russian Dragon Open 2014 organizers to hold two races on Thursday, 21st August. First went to Dmitriy Samokhin’s Melody Nelson (RUS76), second was won by Annapurna (RUS27) of Anatoly Loginov. ... [more]

Russia leads 2014 Gazprom Swan 60 Circuit ahead of Rolex Swan Cup By Gazprom Swan 60 Class, , 10:39 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
The 2014 racing has been dominated by the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club backed team from Russia on board Swan 60 Bronenosec. Clean wins in two out of the three events of the Gazprom Swan 60 Class series ensures a comfortable lead for Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec. ... [more]

2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads By Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan , 10:02 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - In the first of four days of match race sailing at the 2014 Detroit Cup, Australia’s Sam Gilmour and his Neptune Racing Team from Australia have taken the early lead. Gilmour leads a field of twelve teams from six countries racing here through Sunday in this ISAF Grade Two event in this second stop of the USA Grand Slam match racing series. ... [more]

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Opening series concludes By ISAF, , 9:58 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August. A non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the Youth Olympic Games Sailing Competition to a close with gold, silver and bronze to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Strong breeze gets Practice underway in Wales By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:52 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Practice day in Cardiff for the fifth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series and teams got a taste of things to come over the next few days. Starting the day in a light 4-6 knots, the breeze built quickly with gusts to 20 knots. Sails were reefed and, for reasons of safety, guests were absent from the back of the boats ... [more]

Rugged-up and reefed at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 8:54 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Rugged-up crew, reefed sails and rockin’ downwind rides on the penultimate day of racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week replaced the lazy start to the six day series last Sunday, August 17, 2014. There was a buzz around the dock this morning in anticipation of a fresh breeze and return of the S-SE tradewinds to the Whitsundays didn’t disappoint. ... [more]

Octogenarian on verge of being named MC38 Australian champion By Di Pearson, MC38 media, , 8:22 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
With only one race remaining in the 12-race series, octogenarian Leslie Green and his Ginger crew are on the verge of being crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, following two windward-leeward races at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today. ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - Images: Day six with some wind! By Andrea Francolini, , 7:55 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Andrea Francolini was on the water on day six of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 to capture these images. ... [more]

North Sails Young 88 Owners Champs - Oct 4-5: Bringing back Funtastic By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 7:52 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Young 88 is a versatile cruiser racer matched with a variety of class events. If the national champs epitomise cut throat one design competition stacked with pros then the North Sail's Owners Champs provide an opportunity for a more relaxed and collegial regatta where the boat must be helmed by an owner. ... [more]

IFDS Worlds 2014 - Extremely light winds for Thursday's racing By High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds, , 7:38 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
It was a tough day for race officials and competitors on the water at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 underway at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northerlies that looked promising at the clubhouse in the morning died off and the sea breeze that normally builds in from the southwest took its time arriving today. ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 5:17 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
‘Bucket List’ is fast becoming one of the English language’s most over-used epithets. And it’s not as if photographer Craig Greenhill of Saltwater Images and freelance photojournalist Crosbie Lorimer are old enough yet to be worrying too much about such things. But when they got the hint that there might be an opportunity to get a ride on one of the fastest sailing machines around ... [more]

4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Busy opening day By Clare Arthurs, , 3:45 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - New features and exhibits of the National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo have proven an early success with thousands of people flocking to the opening day at the Melbourne Showgrounds in brilliant sunny conditions. ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Foreign affairs By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:08 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Each year Aussie sailors travel from the furthest states of Tasmania and Western Australian to be part of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in sunny Queensland. Joining them in 2014 is a smattering of international crews including a number of Russian teams who have keenly jumped on the regatta bandwagon. ... [more]

2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Jude Robertson By Jude Robertson, , 2:45 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ... [more]

2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 3 By Will Ricketson, , 2:13 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 of the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship saw all three courses plagued by light and inconsistent wind conditions. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider had an up-and-down day, but remains in reach of its objective. 'A main goal for this regatta is to qualify the country in all three disciplines (for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games)' ... [more]

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