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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Burton leads the Laser in Santander By Cora Zillich, , 9:51 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The wind was finally expected to kick in on day five, Tuesday, 16 September, at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain with a full sailing programme across the fleets on the schedule. Hopes were high after light winds, no winds and cancellations across the majority of races on Monday, but the day proved to be a difficult one. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander By Robert Deaves, , 9:28 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Two days into the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship and after more than 13 hours afloat the Finn fleet has only one race to show for it. It was a good race though with wins going to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Giles Scott (GBR), but then after a long wait the fleet was sent ashore. Three races are now planned for Wednesday. ...

MHYC announces Multihull Short Offshore Series for 2014-15 season By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:09 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The march of the multihulls into mainstream racing is gathering pace with more summer events than ever before set to cater for the NSW fleet. Last month’s Hamilton Island Race Week enjoyed bumper numbers thanks to a rise in multihull entries and Commodore of the Multihull Yacht Club Queensland, Bruce Weiland, says these days most clubs in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay offer a racing multihull division. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw day 5 in Santander + Video By ISAF, , 8:24 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
It was a tough day five of racing for all of the fleets at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships with a challenging up and down wind playing havoc across the seven race courses. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander By Will Ricketson, , 7:33 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Day five of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes shine on the final day of the qualifying series, while American Lasers continued to battle in the top-10 in gold fleet. Race officials managed to complete the bulk of an aggressive 40-race schedule for Tuesday, helping to get the event nearly back on track following Monday’s shortage of breeze. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Race win gets Scott off the mark By Lindsey Bell, , 7:20 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Giles Scott got his world title campaign off to the ideal start, winning the first and only race for the Finn class at the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Santander on Tuesday (16 September). The Spanish venue served up improved conditions on this fifth day of the first Olympic qualification regatta, but still just 23 races of the scheduled 40 were possible. ...

Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet By 52 Super Series, , 6:16 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Rán Racing claimed victory in the official practice race today off Ibiza, the final preparation before the start of the ZENITH Royal Cup Marina Ibiza, the finale to the Barclays 52 Super Series. In gentle breezes Niklas Zennström’s team made the best of the shifts early in the race and were able to keep a loose cover on Azzurra and Quantum Racing to cross the finish line first. ...

Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 Azzurra to take part in Bart's Bash By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 6:08 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th, the Royal Cup kicks off, closing event of the Barclays 52 Super Series circuit, that runs until Sunday the 21st when Azzurra will take part in the Bart's Bash 'global regatta'. The eight TP52 gathered in Marina Ibiza for the Zenith Royal Cup took part in the customary Practice race, held under a light breeze that topped 8-9 knots ...

Ben Ainslie Racing partners with Yamaha Motor in the UK By Sarah Alexander, , 5:50 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Today, Tuesday 16th September, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Team Principal, Sir Ben Ainslie, launched a new team partnership with Yamaha Motor in the UK. The occasion was the presentation of the first of the BAR team’s new 9.8m Scorpion Serket RIB chase boats, with twin Yamaha F225 engines, delivered at the Southampton Boat Show. ...

Etchells European Championships on Weymouth bay By Rob Goddard, , 5:25 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The Etchells European Championship 2014 was three days of racing in Weymouth bay, sailed in generally a moderate strength shifting wind coming from a North Easterly direction. David Campbell-James was PRO for the Portland based regatta organised by the WPNSA, the location was chosen as the start of a two year program of Etchells events leading up to the 2016 Etchells Worlds to be held here. ...

Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1 By American Windsurfing Tour, , 4:41 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Day one of the holding period for the 2014 Hatteras Wave Jam didn’t provide much in the way of windsurfing conditions, so the contest was called off for the day at first light. With minimal wind and no waves, many competitors took the time to play tourist for the day. We drove to the southern tip of Cape Hatteras, and took the 45 minute ferry ride to Ocracoke. ...

A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 4:13 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
We are fun, speed, best performance, great people, top quality, pure one design, a high level of sailing... We are the Audi Melges 20. On the heels of an amazing World Championship in Riva Del Garda, Check out the latest fresh video - a complete recap of the most successful World Championship ever held. ...

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Sir Ben Ainslie reveal unique opportunity By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 3:54 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
British sailing legends, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Sir Ben Ainslie revealed a unique opportunity today for a young person to experience Mother Nature’s toughest conditions, as a competitor in the world’s longest ocean race. ...

Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 3:08 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Chuck Lantz was on site for the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series prizegiving to capture these images. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 16, 2014 - UKP gets Jimmied By Collinson FX, , 2:48 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
September 16, 2014: The NZD is currently trading towards 0.8150 and is up slightly against the EUR and GBP, trading at 0.6300 and 0.5010 respectively. The NZDJPY cross remains strong holding 87.00 and pushing, good buying at these levels. ...

ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video By Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association, , 12:48 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Two years ago at the London 2012 Olympics, Lara Vadlau secured the final nation slot for Austria and was the youngest competing helm. Heading into Rio 2016, plans are looking a bit different. ...

18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix By Sail-World, , 11:22 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Compilation of video clips from the glory days of the Grand Prix 18ft Skiff series. Catch the spectacular carnage, capsizes and catastrophe. ...

Where the audience is matters a lot for advertisers By Brendan Maxwell, , 11:18 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
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ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team By Sail-World, , 11:09 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
A video produced for Volvo Cars Sailing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships by the British Sailing Team ...

Cowes Week and 6mr European Championship success with Doyle Sails By Stuart Bayliss, Hampshire, UK , 10:49 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The Swan 48, Bella Nove, owned by Nick Maddalena, took the prestigious Nautor Swan trophy at Cowes Week, sporting a full inventory of Doyle Carbon/Technora Stratis sails. Nick and his team are now off to the Swan Cup in Sardinia. ...

POSH RS100 Regatta - Fantastic waves on the English Riviera By Sally Campbell, , 10:45 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The English Riviera provided the backdrop to the penultimate event on the RS100 circuit, and with an Easterly wind for the weekend, some fantastic waves for downwind sleigh rides to die for. The RS100s provided the largest fleet of the rescheduled event, there being excessive wind for the original event in May. ...

Porto Santo Stefano il Campionato del Mondo 5.5m Internazionale By Ufficio Stampa Campionato del Mondo classe 5.5m SI, , 9:51 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
La grande vela internazionale firmata Yacht Club Porto Santo Stefano torna di scena all’Argentario dal 17 al 26 settembre. ...

5.5m IC World Championship 2014 – Countdown in Tuscany By Press Office 5.5m World Championship, , 9:39 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
World racing returns to the Argentario and to the Yacht Club Porto Santo Stefano with the 5.5 Metre International Class. The Scandinavian Gold Cup, the Classic Cup and the Evolution Cup starting next Wednesday, 17 September are the perfect warm-up leading up to the 5.5m World Championship 2014 (21-26 September 2014), also taking place in Maremma’s pristine waters. ...

Auckland Water Boatshow: Practice session for Guinness World Record By Charles Winstone, Westhaven , 9:15 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
At the upcoming Auckland on Water Boat Show (25-28 Sept) Lancer Industries Ltd will be arranging a Guinness World Record attempt for 'Most People on a Stand Up Paddle Board'. The attempt will also raise funds for the Child Cancer Foundation (CCF) through 'SUPport Courage'. ...

Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend By Sail-World, , 8:42 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The inaugural Bart's Bash to remember Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, who died in the break up of the Artemis Racing AC72 in San Francisco, in May 2013, will be staged worldwide this weekend. The purpose of the regatta is both as a fundraiser and to get new and existing sailors out on the water. 10,000 sailors from over 60 countries will participate. ...

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