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420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium By International 420 Class Association, , 2:36 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
At the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans, from very little wind to gusts of up to 28 knots, mixed up with rain storms and thunder challenged the 390 teams on the final day of racing here in Gdynia, Poland on Monday 18 August. A 12 race series for the 108 boat 420 fleet, with a 10 race series followed by a double-points Medal Race for the 470 Men and Women fleets. ... [more]

420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium By International 420 Class Association, , 2:36 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
At the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans, from very little wind to gusts of up to 28 knots, mixed up with rain storms and thunder challenged the 390 teams on the final day of racing here in Gdynia, Poland on Monday 18 August. A 12 race series for the 108 boat 420 fleet, with a 10 race series followed by a double-points Medal Race for the 470 Men and Women fleets. ... [more]

Youth and Junior racing an important part of the WPNSA event calendar By Jessica Francis, , 2:24 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Youth and Junior racing forms an important part of the events calendar at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and this year is proving to be no exception. 2014 has seen the Academy host a wide variety of major events ranging from weekend Grand Prix to National and World Championships, featuring many of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Youth and Junior Classes. ... [more]

Huff of Arklow nearing completion, expected on the water next month By Afloat.ie, , 2:00 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
The restoration of the classic yacht 'Huff of Arklow' is approaching completion in Cornwall and anticipation is building to see the 1951 John Tyrrell & Sons build back on the water in her original form next month. The unique yacht designed by the famous Uffa Fox was built for Douglas Heard, a well-known Dublin yachtsman and the first president of the Irish Yachting Association. ... [more]

IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal By Kathy Large, , 1:54 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
ISAF vice president Gary Jobson has presented former IFDS president Linda Merkle of Atlanta, Georgia with a silver medal for service to disabled sailing. Merkle spent more than fifteen years in various roles with the International Association for Disabled Sailing. ... [more]

RS200 National Championship - Back on the water for day 2 By Sally Campbell, , 1:33 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
After day one was blown off at the RS200 Nationals, the 238 RS200 sailors were keen to get on the water, and were released on time for a big day's racing. Today was the day to be pathfinder for the gate start. Long slow shifts in reasonably consistent breeze gave those massive levers with a few lengths of a head start a big advantage. ... [more]

Northshore Nationals - Invitations announced for fifth edition By Rod Mackay, Lake Macquarie , 1:24 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Sailing Committee at Lake Macquarie’s RMYC Toronto are pleased to announce invitations for the fifth Australian Championships for Northshore Yachts. The event will feature spinnaker and non spinnaker divisions, and one design starts in classes that attract entries of five or more. ... [more]

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets By ISAF, , 12:27 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
It was a day of improvements and progression for the Byte CII sailors at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with two races completed in the male and female fleets. No Techno 293 racing was possible with a light fickle breeze on their race area not reaching the required limit for the 20 boys and 21 girls to race. ... [more]

America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing By Sail-World, , 12:16 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Artemis Racing officially launched its challenge to win the 35th America’s Cup at an inspirational event in Sweden’s capital. New team members were announced, including Swedish Olympic champions, Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen, as well as America’s Cup veteran Rod Davis. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 12:05 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race is Knut Frostad, the 47 year old Norwegian sailor who sailed at two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and in four Volvo Ocean races. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace By RORC Event Press, , 11:38 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Ifan James, skipper of Stimpson 42 Palpatine, contacted the Royal Ocean Racing Club yesterday to retire from the race with all crew well. Palpatine left the Isle of Lewis in the early hours of Tuesday morning and is currently passing the Isle of Skye, east of the Outer Hebrides. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 19 2014 - ANZAC gap widens By Collinson FX, , 11:20 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 19 2014: The AUD consolidated above 0.9300, with interest focused around the release of the RBA minutes that may reveal some insight into the Central Bank strategy. The KIWI is trading around 0.8470 and has an inflation report from the RBNZ to consume, which may influence monetary policy, ergo the NZD. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Act 5 - Pressure builds on The Wave, Muscat By Oman Sail, , 10:11 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Lying second in the 2014 rankings, just three points behind leaders Alinghi, McMillan has identified Cardiff as a key event in The Wave, Muscat’s defence of the Extreme Sailing Series title which they won last year and in 2012. 'This is a very important part of the season,' said McMillan who has previously shown good form in Cardiff taking first and second in 2013 and 2012 respectively. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar adds experience ahead of Cardiff By Neil Brotherston, , 9:43 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
GAC Pindar has today named its crew ahead of Act five of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, Wales (22-25 August), adding experienced Olympic Sailor, Hugh Styles to the team. Styles replaces Troy Tindall as Main Sail Trim and brings with him a wealth of sailing pedigree, including previous experience of the Extreme Sailing Series with GAC Pindar in 2010. ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week reaches halfway mark By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 9:07 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Whitsundays turned on the best yet for the 182-strong fleet at the midway point at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Three days down, a well-earned layday tomorrow then three more to wrap up the premiere series. ... [more]

International Cadet World Championships 2014 - Australians extend lead By Peter Campbell, , 8:26 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Overnight they scored their fourth win in six races and with a third place in the other race of the day they now have a net seven points, with their race one fourth their discard. The Australians are now five points clear of their nearest opponents, the consistent German crew of Julian Mathwig and Mattias Henning who had a fourth and a third overnight for a net 12 points. ... [more]

Dennis Conner International Challenge 2014 - Letter from America By Simon Grain, , 7:50 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Well…..I really enjoyed it! Though it was super, super tough. When the Norwegian says to the German during his presentation speech (both of whom finished behind us} that the last time he beat him was at the Olympic games, you’re not sailing against bunnies. In addition, other competitors said how much of an honor it was to sail in the company of the German skipper (must look up who he is). ... [more]

MC38 Australian Championship - Ginger leaps into lead after 3 bullets By Di Pearson, MC38 media, , 7:19 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
At the end of Day three, Ginger holds an eight point advantage over John Bacon’s Dark Star. After scoring a pair of fifth’s and a seventh, Chris Hancock’s Vino dropped to third place. Marcus Blackmore, basking in his first ever foray into the class, is fourth overall, so far scoring fourth places in all but Race two, in which he finished third. ... [more]

Buy a slice of Solar Sailor history By Jeni Bone, , 5:55 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
Solar Sailor Lake Macquarie is up for sale. This pioneering vessel is a hybrid boat that relies on LPG and solar and wind energy for propulsion. ... [more]

Swan celebrates sales success By Jeni Bone, , 4:20 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
It’s been a busy and successful sales season for Swan Super Lines, boutique brokerage based at Bundall on Queensland’s Gold Coast ... [more]

2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3 By Marianne Davis, , 3:46 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day three of CORK OCR started off with an unstable easterly breeze in the Kingston harbour. After some waiting the wind switched to the South West and first races started just before 2pm. ... [more]

2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2 By Daniel Smith, , 3:15 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The second day of racing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition will see light winds and an increase in temperature at Lake Jinniu. ... [more]

2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images By Jude Robertson, , 2:56 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Perfect weather for the Opening Ceremony. Can't wait to see these incredible athletes on the water! ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Maxi Ragamuffin's racing comeback By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:20 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The 27 ton bullet-proof aluminium built Maxi Ragamuffin is making its racing comeback at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week following a 21 year lull when the old girl toiled as a charter workhorse. ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team in the Media Spotlight By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 1:37 AM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The NZL Sailing Team were in the media spotlight today in Auckland with New Zealand’s current Olympic sailing World Champions talking to New Zealand media while back in New Zealand briefly between key events. ... [more]

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