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Abell Point Yacht Club to launch new Sunset Series By Luke McCaul, , 9:57 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Abell Point Yacht Club (APYC) will launch its new Friday night twilight calendar from the 18th July renaming it the 'Abell Point Sunset Series'. With the cruising season in the Whitsundays in full swing, prime sailing conditions will kick start the weekly sunset series which will include a number of great social events and a range of prizes for keen sailors. ... [more]

Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy By Richard Gladwell, , 9:44 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After being based in Australia since 2008, the Bakewell-White 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) has returned to New Zealand for what the designer called 'a major refit'. Renamed 'Rio', her new US owners wanted a boat that would be able to have a serious crack at the Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, which runs from Los Angeles to Hawaii. ... [more]

Abell Point Marina looking shipshape By Abell Point Marina, , 9:19 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
The developments throughout the North and South Marina Village have transformed the face of the marina with new arrival-departure plaza for travelling guests, bar and dining options including Barcelona Tapas Bar and extension at Sorrentos Restaurant and a range of new walkways and open space areas on the marina foreshore. ... [more]

Dinghy Academy is staging ground for young Finn talent By Robert Deaves, , 9:01 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
Falasca, aged 18, said, 'I started sailing the Finn in March at the Academy with Luca, with the support of the Finn Class through its FIDeS programme. I started because I knew some Argentinian and Uruguayan guys were sailing in Valencia so I thought it was a good opportunity to start a sailing career and have some progress in my sailing.' ... [more]

Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm By Richard Gladwell/, , 8:25 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Updated to include images from the rescue and two interviews. Earlier, Maritime NZ have confirmed that the J/111 Django was abandoned off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon and the three crew taken aboard a Navy patrol vessel. The yacht was returning from the ANZ Fiji Race, when she experienced strong easterly winds about 170nm off the coast of the North Island. ... [more]

Dangerous conditions for NSW coastal boaters from Thursday By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:58 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out to decide whether it is safe to fish near dangerous surf. ... [more]

Oceanis 48 at the Sydney International Boat Show By Cheryl Stanton, , 7:25 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Oceanis 48 - Nothing but the best Simplicity and freedom stand out, served by great flow and functional modularity. The Oceanis 48 arrives in Sydney on the eighth of July. You can view the Oceanis 48 at the Sydney International Boat Show Thursday 31st - August 4th ... [more]

Bar Crusher's fully-enclosed fishing weapons By Sandman PR, , 3:44 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
Australian plate aluminum boat manufacturer Bar Crusher has launched its new Hard Top Pilothouse (HTP) series of offshore Fishing Weapons. ... [more]

Queensland Youth Week 2014 - Calm conditions on day 1 By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 3:37 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Calm conditions heralded the first day of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships 2014 on Waterloo Bay, Manly today. Hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, and Yachting Australia, the five day event aims to provide up-and-coming sailors with an avenue to sharpen their racing skills in pristine winter sailing conditions. ... [more]

Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos By George Bekris, Newport, RI , 3:20 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Photos of Team Alvimedica practicing in Newport, RI before the departure and transatlantic training run. ... [more]

World premieres and national debuts for Sydney International Boat Show By Bob Wonders, , 3:18 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
Visitors to the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, and there could be more than 70,000 of them, will be treated to a stunning array of new vessels being unveiled for the very first time on the world stage. ... [more]

Marine Auctions experiencing rising tide of interest By Jeni Bone, , 1:42 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
Things are picking up in the marine auction scene, thanks to a combination of fine winter weather, positive consumer sentiment and rising international interest. ... [more]

Red Bull 49erFX: This is why we do what we do best By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 1:32 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
This is why we come to Europe. 50 boats, from almost as many different countries around the world, on the same racecourse. At home, a tactical or boat-handling mistake might cost a place or two - here it is more like 10. This big fleet racing experience is critical to our build up to the Olympics in Rio 2016. ... [more]

Eco-Sailboat of the future - Catherine Chabaud at work By Nancy Knudsen, , 12:05 AM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
You might already say that sailing boats, with their low power requirement, their solar and wind powered electricity, their self-contained watermakers and their generally environmentally aware owners, are already way ahead of the game in sustainability, but that's not good enough for one group, who are creating the 'Eco-Sailboat': ... [more]

18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results By Dan Ibsen, , 11:12 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The European Championship is one of the four Grand Prix races in Europe. Next race is in Travemunde, Germany in July and in the end of August the Dutch Grand Prix will take place in Bruinisse. ... [more]

Calling yachts in the South Pacific - rally to New Zealand By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:38 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Turn left – it’s easy! If you're sailing the South Pacific, it's not a big stretch to consider including New Zealand - specially when there's a great rally to join, with all the resource assistance you might ever need and new friends (and maybe old friends newly discovered) to do it with. ... [more]

Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Champagne sailing on day 2 By Rupert Holmes, , 8:38 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day two of the 2014 Dragon Edinburgh Cup supported by Aberdeen Asset Management and hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club provided champagne sailing in bright sun and 10-15 knots of breeze. Today's was a closer race than yesterday's, with the lead changing on every leg and new faces appearing at the front of the 24-strong fleet. ... [more]

2014 Queensland Mid-Winter Open Cup - Overall wrap By Ryan Spring, Queensland , 8:35 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 2014 Queensland mid-winter cup was held at paradise point sailing club. The hosts put on a superb reception and brought everything except the breeze. Day one showed no intention of any wind and led to perfect conditions to kick start the regatta with some impressive freestyle. ... [more]

The final touch - which wax should I use on my boat? By Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:25 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Polishing or waxing your boat after cleaning it will not only make it look as though someone really loves her, it will protect her against the harsh environment. So you go to the local marine store: The choices are many - 'Cleaner Wax', 'Straight Paste Wax', 'Wash & Wax', 'Polymner Wax'(whatever that is) and a score of other names, all promising the best. How can you tell which one to use? ... [more]

Half Ton Classics Cup - Closely fought competition expected By Fiona Brown, , 8:12 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
With pre-regatta registration now complete 22 teams have confirmed their entry to the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup, hosted by the Sport Nautique Saint-Quay-Portrieux (SNSQP). Whilst the entry number might be smaller than in recent years the standard of the fleet is without doubt exceptional and a very closely fought competition is expected. ... [more]

Tour de France à la Voile - Groupama 34 claims crucial win By Fabienne Morin, , 7:27 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Following a long and painful night hiking out upwind, the nine teams of the Tour de France à la Voile arrived in Dieppe (Normandy) at 3pm this Monday. A first offshore leg which sees the victory of Groupama 34. Fabien Henry and his crew extend their lead overall and are now six points ahead of Courrier Dunkerque 3. Not a huge gain, but a psychological edge over the rest of the fleet. ... [more]

B14 Nationals 2014 - Runners and riders By Alan Davis, Paignton , 6:38 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
July 10th will see the B14 fleet descend on Paignton SC for one of the most competitive National Championships in recent years. A quick review of entries suggests nearly half of the fleet are capable of winning races. ... [more]

Finn Silver Cup - Arkadiy Kistanov takes the lead in Hoorn + Video By Robert Deaves, , 6:02 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS), the 2011 Finn Junior World Champion, has taken the lead after a difficult day afloat on the second day in Hoorn, The Netherlands. Only one race was sailed as the breeze faded during the race and eventually switched off after the first boats finished. ... [more]

Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1 By Camille El Beze, , 5:49 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
On day one of the Nacra 17 Europeans, the 71 competitors from 28 different nations had a long day waiting around the boat park in La Grande Motte when the wind refused to build enough to allow any competition. One of the two allocated fleets went afloat in steady rain to await a possible start in a light breeze, but the wind faded and shifted in direction and so they were returned to shore. ... [more]

Tour de France à la voile - Groupama 34 settles into the top spot By Vincent Borde, , 5:38 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
After the first day of the Tour de France a la voile that one might describe as `average', Groupama 34's rivals had dared to hope that 2014 would be somewhat different than last year. ... [more]

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