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Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 11:40 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...

Record fleet for Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 11:11 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
For the first time in the coastal classic’s history RQYS has relaxed the requirement for every yacht to carry an HF radio, an expensive addition for owners who rarely race Category 2 events. The club is offering competitors the option of using a Satellite phone hardwired with a fixed external antennae rather than HF radio, stripping up to $3,000 off the cost of mandatory safety gear. ...

Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014 By ISAF, , 10:22 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Everybody was nervous in the morning as they waited for the wind to fill in. The wind was too light to start racing the important final matches. Only after 1pm the postponement was lowered and the regatta was ready to continue. ...

Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader By Chicago Match Race Center, , 9:55 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
A new day today brought wind and skies that looked more promising, starting out sunny with a perfect 8-10 knot breeze from the west-northwest. By Noon the wind had picked up to a consistent 20 knots with gusts pushing to over 30, forcing race managers to impose a no-spinnaker restriction for the day's remaining flights. ...

2014 Fireball Europeans - Opened in traditional style in Lerwick By Cormac Bradley, Lerwick, Shetland , 9:35 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Fireball Class Europeans were opened in traditional style last night in Berwick in the Shetland Islands by an axe-wielding Viking dressed in traditional costume along with a group of his colleagues. ...

Teens cut their teeth in Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race By Di Pearson, CYCA Media, , 9:23 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Youngest of the ‘first time’ offshore racers is Will Haynes, the 16 year-old son of Sam Haynes, who owns and skippers CYCA entry, Celestial. This morning, the Rogers 46 is likely to be declared the overall winner of the race. ...

Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options! By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 9:17 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Quarterdeck – Now available after a last minute cancellation! This is a fantastic four bedroom villa that sleeps up to 12 people and includes two x buggies plus a private pool. ...

North Sails: Get Stop tabs now ... Winter sails service...Cover care By North Sails, , 9:05 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Latest newsletter from North Sails NZ with information on how to get Stop tabs fitted to your sails - faster than woolling a spinnaker. Check out the Winter Service deal. And look at their Cover Care Pack ...

Queensland's Season of Sailing ring master talks the winter program By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 8:56 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2014 - Denis Thompson is the ring master of Australia’s east coast winter keelboat and multihull racing circuit that started on the weekend with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. ...

29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park By Marianne Davis, , 8:52 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ceremonies will be held at confederation Basin Park in downtown Kingston (across from Town Hall) and begin at 1815. Kingston’s own world champion Town Crier will lead the parade of 200 athletes form 14 countries. Kingston’s Honorable Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the 29er World Council Vice President Blake Macdiarmid will welcome all participants. ...

Kitesurf Tour Europe Italy 2014 - Day four + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 8:32 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ultimate day of the Kitesurf Tour Europe arrived and it was all to play for in the course racing division. With the Freestyle competition finished yesterday, all eyes turned to the top formula riders competing for the title. ...

WIM Series 2014 - Ulrikkeholm, DEN, takes Vannes trophy By WIM Series, , 8:03 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
After a short postponement in the morning, the Brittany waters of Vannes today offered a steady southerly breeze and a little more protection from the sun than the previous days. After finishing their semi final, Ulrikkeholm and Le Berre had to wait for a while as Zuiderbaan and Swedish World Champion Anna Kjellberg took their semi final to five thrilling matches. ...

Tornado Sailing Championships 2014 24th-27th July Travemünde-Germany By Roland Gaebler, , 7:21 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The first two days with strong winds and high waves from the northeast we had some wild rides with the Tornado catamaran. The stable high-pressure weather system brought us exceptional and extreme sailing conditions which were a real challenge for the 25 Teams from 8 Nations. We were glad we and our boat had survived this rough sailing. ...

Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - Sets new event record By Heidi Walton, , 4:39 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 has made history after breaking the record number of entries with more expected to come in this week. ...

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Celestial in box seat By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:16 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Sam Haynes has sailed his Rogers 46, Celestial, to what looks to be an unassailable position to win the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race this morning. ...

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 11:29 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race start saw the fleet of 56 yachts slowly move out of Sydney Harbour under blue skies and a light north westerly breeze that dropped out totally as the boats reached the Heads. The fleet came to a complete standstill as many of the yachts drifted around under South Head lighthouse. ...

Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day By Jeff Martin, , 12:57 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
After a clean start under a black flag Stelmaszyk held his nerve in the light 11 knot North East wind to lead the fleet round the first mark. He was caught on the downwind by Alexander Finian AUS and they rounded the opposite marks of the gate together just in front of Karolis Janulionis LTU and Rudawski. ...

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Start; Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 11:52 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
You could have been forgiven for thinking you'd missed out on a whole 12 months if you were on Sydney Harbour yesterday. Rewind to July 2013 and exactly the same conditions prevailed only minutes after the start signal - bright sunshine, flat seas and barely a skerrick of wind. Crosbie Lorimer was in the midst of the drifting fleet and captured these images. ...

J-Cup Regatta 2014 report By Phil Riley, , 11:28 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
To cap a memorable event, boat and crew were also awarded the prestigious J-Cup 2014 at Saturday night's hugely attended Gala Dinner and Prizegiving. Ultimate success, after what proved to be challenging and tricky wind conditions across all three days, was also a personal triumph after years of competition. ...

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast: Michael Clarke completes first race By Di Pearson, CYCA Media, , 10:46 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
On his friend and crew member Michael Clarke, Bell said: 'He loved it. He had a great time and wasn’t seasick at all. He tweeted from the boat constantly and he’ll have another crack, but the Hobart will have to wait until he’s retired from cricket.' ...

DSS Winter Series - Family crew sails Obsession to outright victory By Peter Campbell, , 10:14 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
Creese plans to contest this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race with Obsession, sailing without his family with a crew of ten for the long ocean race. 'But we will continue contesting the winter race as a family team,' he added. ...

2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins By Vanessa Yates, Hawaii , 9:10 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Pacific Cup - Since crossing the finish line at 02:05:18 HST on Saturday 19 July the crew of Scarlet Runner, have been cautiously celebrating their provisional race results. Although first place in their Latitude 38 division looked likely for Robert Date's Reichel/Pugh 52, it was still possible that pending strong winds could favour the 48 other competitors still to complete their journey ...

A Mooring in Iceberg Alley By Rebecca Jackson, , 8:45 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The fatal blow was definitely not the first hit. For 13 months, icebergs had plowed over Mooring SF1, again and again. They pushed the long line of underwater scientific instruments toward the seafloor in a Greenland fjord. Usually, these chunks of ice—sometimes as tall as a skyscraper and as wide as seven city blocks—would hold down SF1 for several hours and then move along. ...

Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note By Richard Gladwell, , 8:39 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Joint Statement issued on Friday, by four European America's Cup teams, appears to indicate a change of stance in relations between the Defender and Challengers. Most obvious absence was that of long-standing Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, otherwise all would have been sweetness and light. ...

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race: Wild Oats claims line honours By Di Pearson, CYCA Media, , 8:08 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
On the carbon wing breaking off while surfing down waves at high speed, Richards said they would likely go back to the drawing board. 'We’re not really sure what happened yet though – whether we hit something or not – we’ll have to take a look at the hull and see what’s what,' he said. ...

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