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Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014 By ISAF, , 10:28 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Three races were completed in the Boy's and Girl's Byte CII and Techno 293 fleets with the best breeze of the week saving itself for the third day of competition. A north easterly breeze in between six-eight knots ensured all of the days scheduled races were completed. ...

Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR By Sail Canada, , 8:06 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser, Radial, Finn, 49er and FX sailors hit the water with winds light and from the east. On the singlehanded course the easterly breeze held for three races for the Lasers with CST member Robert Davis (KYC-RCYC) taking a bullet in the first race by a large margin. ...

Women’s Keelboat Championship overall By Sail Canada, , 7:27 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
A total of 11 boats and 36 participants took part, getting nine races in over three days. Event coach Toby Bryant was on site for practice and racing days giving competitors tips and tricks! Toby is one of the top Shark sailors in Quebec, with experience sailing in Fireball, J24, J30, 2.4m fleets. Day one of racing kicked off with light breeze, grey skies and cool temperatures. ...

2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins By Melges 20, , 3:55 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Melges 20 World Champ -In less than two weeks, the commencement of the second Audi Melges 20 World Championship will take place with a record-breaking entry of 55 teams expected to participate in the four-day racing affair. The Italian fleet is the largest in attendance with additional representation from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Monaco, Russia and United States. ...

2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3 By Daniel Smith, , 3:18 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - The strongest breeze of the competition thus far is expected for the third day of competition on Lake Jinniu with up to eight knots of breeze on the menu. ...

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Resurrection By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:52 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Thirty years ago at a crossroads Barry Cuneo took the sensible parent-pleasing option and pursued a career, believing he could drop back into sailing any time. He’s on the water all the time as a sea pilot on Port Philip, but when it came to sailing he discovered a large hole in the sport. ...

Oman Sail successfully hosts first National Optimist Championship By Times News Service, , 2:44 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The event came on the back of a week-long training camp for 14 members of the Youth Squad as part of the OmanTel Youth Programme, co-sponsored by Oman Shipping Company. It saw 45 young Omani sailors aged between 9 and 14 compete over four days in Sur. ...

2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Day 4 By Robert Deaves, , 2:21 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Jim Hunt has finally won the British OK Dinghy National Championship after several failed attempts over the past decade. He closed out the 2014 title after two more very close and breezy races sailed in very shifty winds in the mouth of the Blackwater Estuary on Tuesday morning. ...

America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 11:34 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ...

Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 By Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland , 9:53 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
That perfection in sailing is impossible to achieve has been a universal experience and particularly in 10-knot winds, as we are all aware. At least I was until today, but one race changed all that. This Damascene moment came as a result of an invitation to sail aboard the perpetual line honours winner, the 100-foot supermaxi Wild Oats XI from owner Bob Oatley. ...

Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S. By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 9:47 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The women’s match racing rankings remain unchanged other than Andrea Cabito (San Francisco, CA) moving into the number 10 spot. Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) and her Epic Racing team hold onto the number one spot among U.S. women match racers, and remain number three in the world. Nicole Breault (San Francisco, CA) and Katie Maxim (San Francisco, CA) remain number two and three. ...

2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 9:23 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Florian Gruber (GER, UC/Ozone) and Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) top the leaderboard at the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships at Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey. In the womens fleet it is a neck-on-neck battle between Steph Bridge (GBR, North), Elena Kalinina (RUS, TMV/ELF) and Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). ...

IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson By Sail-World.com, , 8:38 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Jude Robertson was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images on day one of racing. ...

National Paralympic Day - Get out on the water August 30th By RYA, , 6:50 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Saturday 30 August 2014 is National Paralympic Day. RYA Sailability is offering people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get out on the water in Lymington and experience sailing and boating for free. 'Often people with a disability or indeed their family or carers think that sailing and power boating are both inaccessible and expensive,' comments Aly Gunn. ...

EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship - Action now underway By John Friend, , 5:56 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Excellent conditions for sailing welcomed the first races of the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship here in Gdynia today, with sunshine, winds around 14 knots and only slight seas for the competitors to enjoy. Racing got underway on schedule at 11.00 on two race courses, course Bravo for the International 420 and Laser Radial, and course Alpha for the RS:X and 29er. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled By Jonno Turner, , 5:33 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
'We used to go to the starts and finishes of the Whitbread Round the World Race, as it was then,' recalls Team SCA’s Sam Davies, with a smile. 'There wasn’t much media in those days, so once the boats left you didn’t really hear from them until they returned nine months later looking all tatty.' ...

Chester Race Week - Josenhans’ daily 'news' reports By Katie Nicoll, Chester , 4:04 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
They love to see the sailors come and they love to see them go! Now that Chester Race Week is over, all the 300+ sailors have departed, and Chester reverts back to a wonderful, easy-going, summer sailing community... what would the community be without the daily seminars at Chester Race Week by Olympic sailor and general all-around wonderful guy, Andreas Josenhans. ...

Niagara team wins Canadian Women's Keelboat Championship By Jinnie Gordon, Pointe Claire, Quebec , 3:58 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Skipper Jinnie Gordon and her team of Laurel Gordon and Eileen Quigley from the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club have captured the 2014 Sail Canada National Women's Keelboat Championship. The Championship was hosted by the Pointe Claire Yacht Club and Sail Canada in Quebec (near Montreal) August 15 – 17. ...

52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed By 52 Super Series, , 3:44 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Eight newly built TP52s will compete on the 2015 52 Super Series circuit which is expected to comprise 12 to 14 boats, including three teams who will be new to the series in Europe, over a five regatta circuit at venues which are presently being finalised. ...

420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium By International 420 Class Association, , 2:36 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
At the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans, from very little wind to gusts of up to 28 knots, mixed up with rain storms and thunder challenged the 390 teams on the final day of racing here in Gdynia, Poland on Monday 18 August. A 12 race series for the 108 boat 420 fleet, with a 10 race series followed by a double-points Medal Race for the 470 Men and Women fleets. ...

Youth and Junior racing an important part of the WPNSA event calendar By Jessica Francis, , 2:24 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Youth and Junior racing forms an important part of the events calendar at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and this year is proving to be no exception. 2014 has seen the Academy host a wide variety of major events ranging from weekend Grand Prix to National and World Championships, featuring many of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Youth and Junior Classes. ...

IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal By Kathy Large, , 1:54 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF vice president Gary Jobson has presented former IFDS president Linda Merkle of Atlanta, Georgia with a silver medal for service to disabled sailing. Merkle spent more than fifteen years in various roles with the International Association for Disabled Sailing. ...

RS200 National Championship - Back on the water for day 2 By Sally Campbell, , 1:33 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
After day one was blown off at the RS200 Nationals, the 238 RS200 sailors were keen to get on the water, and were released on time for a big day's racing. Today was the day to be pathfinder for the gate start. Long slow shifts in reasonably consistent breeze gave those massive levers with a few lengths of a head start a big advantage. ...

Northshore Nationals - Invitations announced for fifth edition By Rod Mackay, Lake Macquarie , 1:24 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The Sailing Committee at Lake Macquarie’s RMYC Toronto are pleased to announce invitations for the fifth Australian Championships for Northshore Yachts. The event will feature spinnaker and non spinnaker divisions, and one design starts in classes that attract entries of five or more. ...

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets By ISAF, , 12:27 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a day of improvements and progression for the Byte CII sailors at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with two races completed in the male and female fleets. No Techno 293 racing was possible with a light fickle breeze on their race area not reaching the required limit for the 20 boys and 21 girls to race. ...

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