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Glen Eadie appointed Mercury Territory Manager in Queensland By Jonathan Revitt, , 1:46 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
Mercury Marine is pleased to announce Glen Eadie has been appointed as its new Territory Manager for Queensland. Glen has already commenced in the busy role and will report to Nicholas Kitchen, Mercury’s Regional Manager. 'Having Glen back onboard is a real win-win,' said John Temple, Mercury Marine’s General Manager, Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific (ANZP). ... [more]

29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off By Marianne Davis, , 1:35 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
Today kicked off the final series of the 29er North American Open, in which competitors are competing for the North American, United States and Canadian Championships. Competition is strong in the final series, with the fleet now split into gold and silver. ... [more]

O'pen Bic WOC, Day 1 - Wind and waves greeted Team Australia By Simon Dubbin, Travemunde , 1:25 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The first day of competition at the O'pen Bic WOC started with the U16 Fleet hitting the water first for three races then followed in the afternoon with the U13 and U19 fleets. Greeting the competitors was 15-20knts from the NE and a sea of up to 2m. ... [more]

29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario By Jerelyn Biehl, , 12:58 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Cork facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada will play host to 102 teams representing 14 nations for the 2014 29er World Championship. Participants will include 10 ISAF Youth World teams fresh from Tavira, Portugal including gold medalists Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer-Guillou (FRA) and silver medalist crew Riley Gibbs (USA). ... [more]

Marine Rescue volunteers rescue seven in marathon operation By Ken McManus, , 12:44 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The skipper of the 10 metre Bertram flybridge cruiser alerted the Marine Rescue Bermagui unit at 10.51am that he had run out of fuel while trawling more than 34 nautical miles (about 63 km) offshore, on the edge of the Shelf. The NSW Police Force Marine Area Command at Eden subsequently tasked the unit to respond in the prevailing conditions. ... [more]

Artemis Offshore Academy - Training the next generation By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 12:03 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Two sailors, Andrew Baker (24, Cowes-Belfast) an accomplished Laser competitor and Robert Bunce (19, Hamble) a talented match racing and fully crewed racer, have so far been selected to go forward with the Artemis Offshore Academy next season. ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team arrive in Rio for Olympic Test Event By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 11:30 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
In early August the NZL Sailing Team will be competing at one of this year’s most significant events on the journey towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Officially titled Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014, the August regatta is a ‘Test Event’ for the 2016 Rio Olympic Sailing Regatta. On between 2 and 9 August ... [more]

IMB reports worrying trend of piracy hijacks in Southeast Asia By ICC International Maritime Bureau, , 11:14 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
In Southeast Asia, at least six known cases of coastal tankers being hijacked for their cargoes of diesel or gas oil have been reported since April this year, sparking fears of a new trend in pirate attacks in the area. Until then, the majority of attacks in the region had been on vessels, mainly at anchor, boarded for petty theft. ... [more]

Reminder for boaties to be cautious near blind corners By Roads and Maritime Services, , 11:06 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
Roads and Maritime Services is reminding boaters to exercise caution at blind corners after the master of a Sydney Harbour water taxi was placed on a good behaviour bond in the Downing Centre Local Court this week. ... [more]

Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events By ORC, , 10:05 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Joaquín Barenys, Vice Commodore of RCNB and Chairman of the Organizing and Events Committee of the 2015 ORC World Championship, expresses the satisfaction for RCNB to host this major intercontinental sailing event: 'For the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona it is a great satisfaction for us to be the organizer of the 2015 ORC World Championship.' ... [more]

Kito de Pavant at the start of the Rhum By Vendeeglobe, , 9:34 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
Kito has opted to get straight to the point. Indeed, setting sail from Roscoff, Brittany, on Thursday, he’s treating himself to a 1,800-mile (3,300km) solo jaunt to Port Camargue in southern France, which will likely take a dozen or so days and will serve as an official qualifier for the race. ... [more]

Mirror Southerns at the Royal Cork YC By Royal Cork Yacht Club, , 8:21 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
While the heavens opened in Cork City, it was warm and dry on the bank and PRO, Dave O’Brien, delivered four good races to the 23 competing boats. ... [more]

America's Cup designers and engineers to talk at NZ Multihull YC By David Smith, Auckland , 7:55 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
America's Cup design engineers Andy Kensington (Emirates Team NZ) and Oracle Team USA's Neil Wilkinson will be guest Speakers on Tuesday the 5th August at 7.30 pm at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in the Dinghy Locker. ... [more]

Watch this whale lift a Kayak clear out of the water By Sail-World Cruising, , 7:19 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
Two kayakers in Argentina were paddling off the coast of Puerto Madryn recently, when a whale took sudden and totally unexpected interest in their boat, swam beneath their vessel, and lifted it from the water. ... [more]

2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital By Mari Hamlin Fink, , 4:25 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Race for Rady is a benefit for Rady Children’s Hospital Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and will be held on Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, September 21 ... [more]

CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow By Dobbs Davis, , 3:52 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Tomorrow the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC) will host two consecutive Grade three match race regattas in the CMRC Summer Invitational series, with 10 teams from as far away as Singapore coming to compete for one or both of these two-day events ... [more]

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race: Kiteboarders provide dramatic backdrop By Tracey Johnstone, , 3:20 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Kite Townsville’s international Kiteboarding Championship will provide a dramatic back-drop to the annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week with both events being held from 28th August to 2nd September 2014. ... [more]

Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Australian Cricket Captain makes debut By Jennifer Crooks, , 2:54 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Australian Cricket Captain Michael Clarke will make his ocean racing debut aboard Perpetual Loyal in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia organised Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race which starts this Saturday 26 July at 1pm off Nielsen Park on Sydney Harbour. ... [more]

BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:10 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - They fight hard on the race course but have a lot of fun at the same time. Like today third day of racing at the 2014 World championships. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 24, 2014 - Rate rise hits trade By Collinson FX, , 12:57 AM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 24, 2014: The KIWI is trading around 0.8670 once again and is likely to be further supported by a rise in interest rates by the RBNZ today. A rise in rates will further impact the economic recovery and this is likely to be reflected in the trade data also released today. Exports and Imports are likely to contract as the RBNZ monetary policy hits the trade economy hard. ... [more]

Sailing through STEM Night at California YC By Jake Fish, , 10:16 PM Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
US Sailing has partnered with the United Sates Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) and the California Yacht Club (CYC) in Marina del Rey to create new pathways for our youth sailors in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Math) education. The CYC is hosting the 2014 USODA National Championships for youth sailors aged 10 to 15 from all over the country on July 19-27. ... [more]

OK Dinghy Europeans - Defending champ leads after day 2 By Robert Deaves, , 9:10 PM Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 - GMT
Steinhuder Meer produced its best for the second day of racing at the OK Dinghy Europeans with two races held in glorious sunshine, with wall to wall blue skies and 10-12 knots of warm wind. Defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) has taken the lead from Andre Budzien (GER) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). Race wins went to Budzien, Jorgen Svendsen (DEN), Jorgen Lindhardtsen (DEN) and Jim Hunt (GBR). ... [more]

Tour de France a la Voile - Closing in on Courrier Dunkerque 3 By Fabienne Morin, , 9:02 PM Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Tour de France a la Voile fleet completed two races today in Hyères (one inshore and one coastal). Groupama 34 won the first one and is now catching up Courrier Dunkerque 3 on the leaderboard, while Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite won the second one and is now nine points ahead of Team Oman Sail in the fight for third place of the podium. ... [more]

Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3 By Fiona Brown, , 8:44 PM Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 - GMT
The forcast for the third day of the Six Metre European Championship was for strong sun, high temperates and little or no wind, and unfortunately it was not wrong! Despite everyone's best efforts no racing was possible for the second day running. ... [more]

Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes By WIM Series, , 8:28 PM Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan, the second stage of the 2014 Women’s International Match Racing Series, started Wednesday with a practise session followed by the official opening ceremony in Vannes. ... [more]

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