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2014 Brisbane Boat Show - Set to add new features By John Daffy, Brisbane , 8:18 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - Organisers of the Brisbane Boat Show are exploring new options to widen the appeal of the boat show even further when it makes its return to the RNA’s Brisbane Showgrounds in mid-September. ... [more]

European Melges 32 - Spectacular regattas conclude By Media Fraglia Vela Riva, , 5:35 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - GMT
Another week of spectacular regattas have concluded at Fraglia Vela Riva with the presentation of the continental Melges 32 title. Nine very close regattas were raced with the last one being called off due to lack of wind. ... [more]

Osprey Nationals Day 1 - Perfect day’s sailing By Alan Henderson, Porthpean , 2:49 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day 1 of the Osprey Nationals 39 Ospreys started off a perfect day’s sailing at Porthpean SC, Cornwall. Despite apocalyptic weather forecasts of lightning, thunderstorms and floods, what actually arrived was a lovely sunny day, with WSW winds rising through the day. ... [more]

Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 2:31 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
One race was sailed on the final day of the Flying Dutchman Worlds at Largs to seal the Championship. Competitors enjoyed a lay day on Thursday, with many taking a trip on the Paddle Steamer Waverly around the island of Arran. Friday was scheduled to be a racing day, but 35 knots of winds prevented any sailing. ... [more]

In search of the Duroc By Jack Binder, Coral Sea , 1:41 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Startling discovery begins search for French Frigate lost in 1856. In 1982, Jack and Jude led an amateur radio expedition to Herald’s Beacon, a small sand cay atop Mellish Reef, five hundred miles east of Cairns, Australia’s furthest territory in the Coral Sea. ... [more]

Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, , 1:02 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
After the unprecedented abandonment of racing for all classes yesterday, the pressure was on to get a final race (or more) completed, introduce the drop in some classes, and give everyone a fighting final day chance. The forecast wasn't looking great and after approximately an hour searching for some breeze, Principal Race Officer Simon James set a startline. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 19, 2014 - Step into Wonderland By Collinson FX, , 11:11 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 19, 2014: Equity markets regained some of the lost ground overnight to close the week on a high. The shock and horror of the plane crash overshadowed the Israeli escalation of the crises with a ground invasion. Commodities were generally lower, but this failed to deter investors, with the AUD moving towards 0.9400 and the KIWI approaching 0.8700. ... [more]

Tranquil, colourful and funky, Genoa Bay is a must stop for West Coast By Deane Hislop, , 11:06 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Genoa Bay is a quaint little settlement with a marina nestled in a quiet and picturesque bay on Canada's southeast Vancouver Island, at the south end of Sansum Narrows. It was named by pioneer settler Giovanni Baptiste Ordano in 1858 because it reminded him of his home in Italy. ... [more]

Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon Spill persist in environment By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 10:27 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest accidental release of oil into the ocean, with approximately 210 million gallons gushing from the blown out well. In an attempt to prevent vast quantities of oil from fouling beaches and marshes, BP applied 1.84 million gallons of chemical dispersant to oil to oil released in the subsurface and to oil slicks at the sea surface. ... [more]

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Bronze Medal for NZL in the 29er By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:15 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team has ended the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships with a bronze medal and two more top eight performances. The regatta, which challenged sailors with light and tricky conditions at times, concluded in Tavira, Portugal on Saturday. ... [more]

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race 2014; Harbour Warm Up By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 7:49 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The phrase 'warm up' might perhaps be something of a misnomer for those yacht crews working up their boats on Sydney Harbour over this weekend, in preparation for next weekend's start of the Land Rover Sydney to Gold Coast Race. The strong south-westerly winds all weekend were decidedly chilly and were made the more unpleasant by periodic coastal showers. ... [more]

Date announced for the 41st Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race By G2LHI Media, , 7:41 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Whilst the date is a week earlier in the year than the past two running's, the scheduling is based on the necessity for the GSC to work around Easter and the NSW school holidays. This helps alleviate accommodation difficulties on the Island during their peak season. ... [more]

2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton By Team Alvimedica, , 5:48 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Anyone that has done any amount of sailing around the English Channel must know that the four thousand horses now pushing us toward Southampton are anything but a shirking of duty. We had a beautiful sail past the Scilly Islands and along the Lizard, a welcoming coastline following any passage of that length. ... [more]

2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - Sounds nice this time of year By Lynda Brayton, Melbourne , 5:36 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - We all relish the opportunity to sail in the sun in the yachting uniform of shorts and t-shirts. Mid-winter in Melbourne, the next best option is to sail from a winter destination to a sunny destination shedding layers as you go. ... [more]

NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last By Barby MacGowan, , 4:38 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Smooth sailing sealed the deal today for IRC, PHRF and One-Design winners in Part II of the ninth biennial New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. (Part I, for Classics, was sailed over the weekend of July 12-13.) After Wednesday’s (July 16) opening day races were cancelled due to the threat of thunderstorms ... [more]

VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 3:47 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Chris Alexander’s Isabelita dominated the standings at the VX One North American Championship to claim the title with 19 points. No races occurred on Saturday, after nine races were completed Thursday and Friday. ... [more]

2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3 By Duncan Worthington, Phuket , 3:32 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - The signs were ominous as the boats left the anchorage on day three of the 2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Grey skies, no rustling in the trees and confusing reports from the weather pros. ... [more]

International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1 By Mark Jardine, , 2:42 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The thunderstorms which have been plaguing the UK in recent days led to a two hour postponement ashore. The helms were released at midday with the first race started in 13 knots of wind at 13.15. Course setting was made very tricky with the wind swinging through around 90 degrees and ranging from 3 to 14 knots. ... [more]

Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1 By PKRA, , 12:05 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - GMT
The first day of the 2014 Fuerteventura World Cup experienced early strong winds in the typical side-offshore direction. At noon, the men’s freestyle trials and the first heats of the competition began, where riders channeled their motivation to perform their most impressive tricks in the classic Fuerteventura conditions. ... [more]

2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA , 10:34 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - With the great weather conditions, the Race Committee completed all the matches except the finals, which will happen on Saturday starting about noon. Racing in the finals will be the team from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Australia led by 2013 winner Sam Gilmour, with Adam Negri and Storm Brown. ... [more]

America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal By Richard Gladwell/, Auckland, New Zealand , 10:28 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club CEO, Iain Murray told Sail-World that the decision to withdraw from the 35th America’s Cup was only made in the last 48 hours. 'This challenge has grown to the point where the gap between the commercial side and the competitive costs' are out of HIYC’s comfort zone ... [more]

Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S. By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 10:13 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Don Wilson (Chicago, IL) remains the number one Open U.S. match racer, and number 20 in the world, sailing from the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC). Wilson finished 2013 strong by winning the Carlos Aguilar Grade Two Match Race in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and started 2014 strong winning the CMRC Spring Invitational in May. Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team remain in second ... [more]

2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 9:54 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old. ... [more]

PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot By Chris Yates, , 9:36 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
The penultimate day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the juniors return to action for the final time this week, whilst only the winners’ and losers’ finals remain in the women’s fleet. Iballa Moreno and Daida Moreno once again proved unstoppable at their home spot as they set up another mouthwatering tie to decide the Queen of Pozo. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:26 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has set new grounds for the regatta with Tavira, Portugal playing host to a record number of nations and sailors as the curtain was drawn on the event at the closing ceremony. Tavira's Town Hall square played host to the closing ceremony on 18 July and saw the achievements of all 367 sailors from 67 nations celebrated. ... [more]

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