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Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch By Chris Bone, Vanuatu , 8:45 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Any skippers with a little time on their hands and wanting to make a positive difference for the Oceans they love might want to have a look at www.oceanswatch.org who are currently looking for a volunteer skipper in the South West Pacific. ... [more]

Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - One day to go to close of entries By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 8:41 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - There is just one day left for skippers to enter their boat in the record-breaking Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from eighth to 15th August 2014. ... [more]

Festival of Sails 2015 - Get ready for a sensational summer of sailing By Festival of Sails Media, , 8:11 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Race Management Committee of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club has been burning the midnight oil to put together an entire month of sailing on Corio Bay, in January next year, with the Notice of Race released today. The New Year will start with upwards of 100 International 14s contesting their 2015 World Championships from Saturday 3rd January until Saturday 17th January. ... [more]

29er World Championships 2014 - Finals start tomorrow By 29er World Championships, , 7:51 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. All the sailors were excited to get racing today, with both fleets starting the day with general recalls. The black flag was raised on both courses and pushed sailors behind the line allowing both fleets to start qualifying race nine. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Worlds Champions lead 29er Worlds By Jerelyn Biehl, , 7:16 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
On course 2, the French ISAF Youth Worlds 29er champions Brice Yrieix and Loic Fischer Guillou (FRA) had a steady day of racing. ... [more]

Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange By John Curnow, , 6:55 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
So as to be clear, this is an unabashed and not-so-faint reference to the Tour de France, the US Masters and even the humble building site. It’s just that the notion of wearing something that is ‘hi-vis’ is entirely appropriate for the specialist marine insurer, Pantaenius. Since arriving in Australia a little over 18 months ago, they have had no trouble being see - all for the right reasons. ... [more]

Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery By Juerg Kaufmann, , 6:49 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue. Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ... [more]

Sydney International Boat Show begins! By Jeni Bone, , 4:37 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
The perfect Sydney day greeted visitors to the first day of this year's Sydney International Boat Show - chilly morning, clear blue sky, warming up to a 25C top and some gusty breezes over the marina. ... [more]

Brisbane to Keppel Race – A gentle start By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:09 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Brisbane has turned on a stunning winter’s morning for the record-equalling fleet of 35 yachts from Tasmania to Townsville starting the eight annual Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ... [more]

2014 Etchells Invitational Cup - Day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 3:51 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
After another stunning day with bright sun and a solid south-south westerly afternoon sea breeze, the top of the leaderboard could hardly be closer. ... [more]

29er World Championship - Finals start tomorrow By 29er Worlds, , 3:12 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 29er World Championship - Another windy day on the Kingston waters to wrap up the third and last day of the qualification series. After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. ... [more]

2014 Boating Census is now open By BIA, , 2:34 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Boating Census survey is open to the boating community and members of the industry alike. For BIA members we would like to learn more about your business, the challenges you face and the issues you’d like addressed. ... [more]

Australian Sailing Team in Rio for first Olympic test event By Cora Zillich, , 2:24 AM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. ... [more]

420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front By 420 International Class Association, , 10:09 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - GMT
Racing got underway on day three of the 420 Worlds in a 12-15 knot breeze from the north, perfect conditions to complete the final two races of the race qualification series. With the discard kicking in after race 5, some shuffling on the leaderboard as teams discarded their worst score in the 420 Open and 420 Ladies fleets. ... [more]

Sopot Match Race - Team Gilmour all set By Team Gilmour, , 9:58 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
After a three week break from Match Racing Team Gilmour are back at it for the third stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Sopot, Poland. Sopot is often referred to as the 'Riviera of the Baltic' with beautiful beaches and an extensive timber pier reaching out into the Baltic Sea for the spectators to observe the sailing. ... [more]

RS800 European Championships day 2 By Toby Wincer, , 9:07 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
At the RS800 European Championship, after a night of thunderstorms that trapped many people in the Occa bar until later than originally planned, the RS800’s emptied their boats of water and tried to dry sailing kit before heading out for three planned races. ... [more]

2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – I’ll huff and I’ll puff By Paul Davies, , 8:41 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Yet again – it was a weekend of two halves experienced by competitors in the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series. This week – we have two unique views on the racing – the Classic from a competitors viewpoint – and Sunday’s event report brought to you from the bridge of the Race Committee Boat 'Bloody Mary'… ... [more]

Coastguard Coastal Medic Course Being Run In Wellington By Matt Wood, Wellington , 8:36 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - GMT
Wellington Ocean Sports will be running a Coastal Medic course over the weekend of 30 and 31 August. This course offers participants the qualification of Coastguard Boating Education Service Marine Medic (Coastal), NZQA units 6400, 6401, 6402 and Maritime New Zealand commercial first aid. It should be a prerequisite for anyone involved in ocean sports. ... [more]

Fireball Europeans - Gillard and Anderton take honours on day 3 By Cormac Bradley, Lerwick, Shetland , 8:23 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Principle Race Officer Bruce Leask put together another excellent day on the water for the Fireball fleet contesting their European Championship in Lerwick, Shetland. Two full races and a shortened third race were provided in winds that started at the 10 knot mark and topped out with a 23 knot gust in the final race. ... [more]

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