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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record By Trish Jenkins, , 2:52 AM Sunday 17 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Artemis - Team Endeavour, skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 23.00.54 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of five days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds. ... [more]

2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists By Chicago Match Race Center, , 2:24 AM Sunday 17 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Chicago Grand Slam - It was a long but productive day of the Chicago Grand Slam, with a puffy and shifty westerly breeze holding on from start to finish and enough pressure to complete the Round Robin and Quarter-Final stages of the competition. After surviving the first two stages of this event the Final Four skippers ended up being the top seeds, however they did not get there without a fight. ... [more]

420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia By International 420 Class Association, , 9:47 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
Two races for the 420 gold and silver fleets and three races for each of the 470 Men and 470 Women were completed on a breezy race day four at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans in Gdynia, Poland. A mix of cloud, sun and squalls across the race track on a day which despite starting bright, soon saw rain and big shifts, with a breeze of around 12 knots as racing got underway building to 20 knots. ... [more]

A cruising guide to the ABC Islands - Spanish Edition By Frank Virgintino, , 8:52 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
Free Cruising Guides has announced the forthcoming release of the Cruising guide to the ABC islands in Spanish. The Cruising guide to the Dominican Republic and the Cruising Guide to Puerto Rico are currently available in Spanish and this guide will mark the third in the series. ... [more]

Missing German tourists in the hands of Abu Sayyaf Group By Global Nation Inquirer, , 8:24 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Military officials say they have verified that two German tourists, who went missing last April, were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and are being held 'unharmed' by the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen in their jungle encampments in the south. ... [more]

NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel By National Coastwatch, , 7:21 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) has been allocated a national licence by OFCOM for the use of VHF Channel 65. This dedicated channel has been granted to NCI with strong support from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Channel 65 will facilitate communications between NCI lookouts and seafarers on a variety of routine matters. ... [more]

Abu Dhabi pulvérise le record du Tour des Iles Britanniques By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:12 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
Le Volvo Ocean 65, le monotype de la prochaine édition de la Volvo Ocean Race est né, et bien né. C’est cette nuit, peu avant minuit qu’Abu Dhabi Racing a terminé en tête le Tour des Iles Britanniques et Ian Walker et ses hommes ont réalisé une sacrée performance. Ils gagnent la course bien sûr mais ils explosent, au passage, de 32 heures le record établi quatre ans plus tôt par Groupama. ... [more]

RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing By RC44 Class Association, , 7:00 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
Local Swedish fans were rewarded on the penultimate day of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship when Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing dramatically improved its performance, following mid-fleet finishes over the last two days. The shifty on-shore southwesterly today provided good racing, despite the wind rarely gusting over 16 knots. ... [more]

18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th By Rich Roberts, , 6:27 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The beach remains but the bleachers are gone, along with the giant catamarans (apparently long gone) that shared the restless waters during San Francisco's summer of the 34th America's Cup last year. But the lively little boats that for a decade helped to set the stage for spectacular beachfront sailboat racing will be back on the bay Monday, Aug. 25. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise By Trish Jenkins, , 6:12 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
At 1400 BST, the forecast strong westerly winds had arrived at the north of the course for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, providing challenging conditions for the yachts in the region. Three competitors have retired in the last 24 hours and Jankees Lampe's Open 40, La Promesse has suspended racing and is heading for Stornoway to effect mainsail repairs, before restarting the race. ... [more]

Miss Isle sails from Padstow to Appledore By RYA, , 5:56 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
‘Sip and Puff’ sailing teen Natasha ‘Miss isle’ Lambert 'cannot wait to climb that mountain' having completed the 11th and penultimate leg of her Sea and Summit sailing challenge, back on the water after eight days' waiting for a weather window, sailing from Padstow, Cornwall to Appledore, Devon today (Friday 15 August). ... [more]

Positive news for cruising boats in Greece By The Cruising Association, , 5:29 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
After months of controversy regarding the new Greek circulation tax, the Greek government has introduced two changes which cut harbour dues. Until August 1 harbour dues in Greece were collected by the Hellenic Coast Guard, colloquially known as Port Police or PP. ... [more]

Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways By Rob Jordan, , 5:17 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
Stanford researchers look for freshwater mussels as part of a study of bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways. Pharmaceuticals, personal care products, herbicides and flame retardants are increasingly showing up in waterways. New Stanford research finds that a natural, low-cost solution – clams and mussels – may already exist for these contaminants of emerging concern, or CECs. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:11 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing fired a huge warning shot across the bows of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 fleet with a record-breaking monohull victory in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ... [more]

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing bate récord en la Vuelta a Inglaterra e Irlanda By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:56 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
4 días, 13 horas y 10 minutos ha sido el tiempo de Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing en la Vuelta a Inglaterra e Irlanda, haciendo trizas el anterior récord del VOR70 Groupama. Segundo en la clase Volvo Ocean 65 ha sido el Equipo Español, y tercero Dongfeng. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third By Amy Monkman, , 2:40 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
At 4:40am BST Dongfeng Race Team crossed the finish line of this year’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Despite a few small setbacks it has been an awesome week for the team. As the Volvo Ocean 65 ‘Dongfeng’ arrived at Ocean Village in Southampton, spirits were high both onboard and on land. ... [more]

Brisbane Boat Show 2014 - New boat engines set to rev up interest By John Daffy, Brisbane , 12:56 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - A stable full of new horsepower will be revving up a fantastic display of boat engines at this year’s Brisbane Boat Show with a key focus on new capacities, new technologies and the introduction of personalised colour palettes. ... [more]

Pyefleet Week 2014 - Day 6 By Fiona Brown, , 10:05 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 Pyefleet Week - It was family fun day at Pyefleet Week 2014 on Friday where all the classes enjoyed great racing afloat and shore there was fun and games for all throughout the day and into the evening. ... [more]

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