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Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 9:19 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
With just one more day of racing scheduled in Riva Del Garda at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship, Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima remains in first place overall, extending his lead by two more points. ... [more]

Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara , 9:07 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
A clear indication of close, competitive yacht racing comes when there are large numbers of boats converging at the rounding marks. That happened in dramatic fashion during the first race of the third day at the Farr 40 West Coast Championship, being hosted by Santa Barbara Yacht Club. ... [more]

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Anticipation building in Cowes By James Boyd, , 8:03 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Anticipation has been building going into tomorrow's start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial week-long Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. This year's event features nine teams, comprising four from France, one from Ireland and four from Britain (including one from Scotland), two more than 2012. ... [more]

Tour de France a la Voile - Opportunity seized by Courrier Dunkerque 3 By Fabienne Morin, , 7:04 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, it was supposed to be a windy leg, but when the fleet left Gruissan at 8am this morning, the wind was not exceeding eight knots. And a few miles further, it was even worse. The M34 got becalmed just off Cadaques, near Cape Creus. ... [more]

Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:24 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on site in Riva del Garda at the Melges 32 European Championship to capture these images on day three. ... [more]

New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start By Rod Harris, Newport, RI , 5:43 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The abundant harvest of racers, during the summer, always fills Newport's Bay. This day it was no different. As the Marstrom 32 Newport Fleet got off to a most anxious start, the spirit of racing filled Newport's bay once again. Five boats in the M32 class. Thursday, July 17, the participants took advantage of the, good enough, race conditions to compete heartily. And boy they did. ... [more]

Armband Cup on the horizon By International 14, , 5:11 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The prestigious Armband Cup is once again upon us. The highest of prizes for those aspiring sailors dreaming of racing an International 14. To enter the event, one member of the crew must not have sailed an International 14. The events handicap system is so complex that only a handful of people truly understand it, but the key factors are the less experience you possess, the better your handicap. ... [more]

Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 3:44 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck for day three of the Melges 32 European Championship to capture these images during races 7-9. ... [more]

CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition By Susan Kantor, , 3:38 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The cruising division set sail for the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac at 3 p.m. on July 18th. Event Chairman Matt Gallagher, who is sailing in cruising division on Endeavour, said 41 cruising boats began the race under light winds, clear skies and flat water. ... [more]

Team Alvimedica getting a touchup By Team Alvimedica, , 3:25 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Team Alvimedica, still at sea, updates us about the touchup that New Zealander Ryan Houston has been requesting for some time now. It's his way of saying that he wants to get extreme, but there's a certain Kiwi calmness to it that makes it sound less sinister than the situations it can potentially define. ... [more]

Dredging activity near corals can increase frequency of diseases By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, , 2:51 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
In a world-first study published on July 17th, researchers say dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals. 'At dredging sites, we found more than twice as much coral disease than at our control sites,' says the lead author of the study, Joe Pollock, a PhD candidate from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. ... [more]

PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5 By Chris Yates, , 1:50 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
Pozo sprung to life on day five of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival with more drama packed into today than the opening four days of the event. Today saw injuries, upsets, close calls and kit breakages as the sailors were finally given the opportunity to show exactly what they are capable of on the water. ... [more]

World ARC heading out of the Pacific By World Cruising, , 1:01 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Ideal conditions helped the World ARC fleet get well underway on Leg Seven of their circumnavigation as they leave astern the island of Efate in Vanuatu. Moderate easterly winds made for a downwind start across the entrance to Port Vila Bay. A few yachts were encouraged by the light conditions to fly their coloured sails making for a beautiful sight. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos By ISAF, , 12:24 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal came to a thrilling conclusion as the medals across the eight events were decided. ... [more]

NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show By Barby MacGowan, , 10:58 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
When a building southwesterly, starting at five knots and maxing out at 12, funneled into Narragansett Bay this afternoon, the waterfront view from Jamestown and Newport (south of Newport’s Pell Bridge) resembled that of a race track at NYYC Race Week. ... [more]

Marine Rescue Evans Head volunteers save stranded Jet Ski rider By Ken McManus, , 10:35 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on the NSW North Coast have rescued a man stranded offshore when his jet ski broke down early this afternoon. ... [more]

Victorian Match Racing Championships - Day 1 images by Chris Furey By Chris Furey, , 10:03 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Some photos of the action packed first day of the 2014 Victorian Match Racing Championships held off Sandringham Yacht Club today. ... [more]

European Commission to take UK to court over red diesel By RYA, , 9:20 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
The European Commission (EC) has decided to refer the United Kingdom to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). According to the EC the UK is not properly applying the rules on fiscal marking on fuel. ... [more]

2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish By Pacific Cup, , 8:53 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Pacific Cup - Frank Slootman’s R/P 63 Mini Maxi Invisible Hand (formerly Limit) is the first boat to finish in the 2014 Pacific Cup with an unofficial finish time of 12:44:11 PDT. ... [more]

Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), , 8:24 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
In the last 40 years, ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet increased four-fold contributing to one-quarter of global sea level rise. Some of the increased melting at the surface of the ice sheet is due to a warmer atmosphere, but the ocean’s role in driving ice loss largely remains a mystery. ... [more]

Melges 32 European Championship - Tomasini Grinover overtakes to lead By Melges 32, , 8:03 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Melges 32 European Championship - After two days, six races and one discard, Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his Robertissima team have effectively moved into first place overall at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship, three points ahead of now runner-up Valentin Zavadnikov's Synergy GT. ... [more]

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins By CBC, , 7:00 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Thousands lined the banks of the River Thames near Tower Bridge to welcome a parade of a dozen 70-foot yachts and 270 crew members back from a round-the-world race — and a B.C. sailor commanded the yacht that led the pack. ... [more]

America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw By America's Cup, , 6:33 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The America’s Cup organizers have received notification from the principals of Hamilton Island Yacht Club of their intention to withdraw Team Australia from the 35th America’s Cup. ... [more]

J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 6:19 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 J/70 North American Championship - Five races are now in the books, and the J/70 North American Championship has a new leader. Brian Keane continued to post consistent scores, and with nothing lower than a sixth (five, six, two, four, five) has moved solidly into first place with 22 points. ... [more]

2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws By Rob Mundle, , 5:49 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2016-2017 America's Cup - The Hamilton Island Yacht Club became the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup upon the completion of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. ... [more]

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