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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Extraordinary series of events By Trish Jenkins, , 5:32 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Skipper Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 trimaran, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, at 12.42.36 BST on Thursday 14th August 2014. ...

Week-long cruise turns into 16-year round-the-world voyage By Claire Duffin, , 5:11 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
When Clive and Jane Green set sail from Wales, their intended destination was Spain, a relatively short hop over the Atlantic. Sixteen years later however, and they have only just returned home, having turned their experimental seven-day getaway into a 58,000-mile round-the-world voyage. ...

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Bronenosec secures second victory By Jessica Francis, , 4:13 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Defending Champions, Bronenosec (RUS) representing Saint Petersburg Yacht Club and sponsored by Gazprom, have secured a second victory in the 2014 Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship. Held in conjunction with the 33 Copa del Rey Mapfre, the event provided the best racing conditions so far on the 2014 Gazprom Swan 60 circuit interspersed with Spanish royalty and stylish social occasions. ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race: Musandam-Oman Sail on top of the world By Oman Sail, , 3:46 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Musandam-Oman Sail have set a new world record for sailing round Britain and Ireland after shaving sixteen minutes off the current record and taking line honours in the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race after a nail-biting end to a remarkable three days. ...

World ARC fleet cruising the Coral Coast By World Cruising Club, , 3:26 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
The World ARC fleet have been continuing to make their own way around the east and north coasts of Australia during this free cruising period of the rally. The crews have over four weeks to make the distance around to Darwin and at the halfway point, most of the fleet have reached the port of Cairns, in the middle of Australia's Coral Coast. ...

IFDS World Championship - GBR SKUD sailors aim for super six By Matt Carter, , 2:57 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell will aim to win a sixth straight world title when they line up at the IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships in Halifax, Canada, next week (19-24 August). ...

Lake Ontario 300 and 600 Single-Handed wins for Brent Hughes By Veronica Brown, , 2:44 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
An experienced sailor and one design racer, Brent Hughes added to his performance resume last week winning not only the Lake Ontario 300 (one lap around the Lake) but also taking top honors in the Lake Ontario 600 (two laps around), receiving the coveted Sperry Cup for top overall performance in both races. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 14 2014 - Aussie confidence up By Collinson FX, , 2:31 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
August 14 2014: Australian Consumer Confidence jumped 3.8%, reversing recent trends on the economic front, giving support to the local currency which rose to test 0.9300. The KIWI was quiet and holding around 0.8450. ...

RYA Publications team up with Simon Bornhoft to offer amazing prize By Emma Slater, , 2:28 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
To celebrate the upcoming National Watersports Festival (NWF), taking place over the weekend of 05-07 September at Hayling Island, RYA Publications have teamed up with internationally acclaimed windsurfing coach and RYA author, Simon Bornhoft to offer one lucky winner the chance to win an amazing prize. ...

Airlie Beach Race Week- Strong wind and tide tested even the toughest By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 1:43 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
The Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week fleet continued to experience strong winds and close racing on the penultimate day of the seven-day anniversary event. With the Sports Boats choosing not to venture out on Pioneer Bay for their scheduled windward/leeward races, today’s attention turned to the other divisions and their long passage race. ...

Atlantic Cup - Dragon returns to the water 2 months after collision By Julianna Barbieri, Newport, RI , 1:26 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first time since May 24th, #54 Dragon went back into the water on Sunday, August 10th. In the 2014 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing, #54 – Dragon was tied for first and leading the first race of the Inshore Series en route to the first mark when they hit a rock just off Jamestown. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Hard slog on day 4 By Trish Jenkins, , 12:12 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
At 0700 BST, Musandam-Oman Sail was just 100 miles from finishing the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The MOD 70 was experiencing about 15 knots of northwesterly winds in the English Channel. Musandam-Oman Sail was still achieving a speed of 25 knots but the wind angle meant a considerable number of gybes, drastically reducing their VMG. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain Race: Oman Sail sets new Round Britain record By Sail-World, , 12:08 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 Trimaran crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 12.42.36 BST on Thursday 14th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 3 days, 03 hours, 32 minutes, 36 seconds. ...

RC44 Marstrand World Championship 2014 - Team Nika’s match racing day By RC44 Class Association, , 12:02 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
As usual at a RC44 regatta, day one was a continuation of the season’s rolling match racing championship and Principal Race Office, Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio was able to lay on six flights for the 12 teams competing. Star performer today was unquestionably Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika, which won all five of her matches. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain-Ireland Race Musandam-Oman Sail- new record By Sail-world.com, , 12:01 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 Trimaran crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 12.42.36 BST on Thursday 14th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 3 days, 03 hours, 32 minutes, 36 seconds. ...

Calling all Yacht Clubs for the Young Challenger's Cup By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 11:51 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Come along to Lake Pupuke on the 30th of August for a Young Challenger's Cup training day with Miranda Powrie. Miranda will give a talk on the differences of Weta sailing vs other boats at 10am and after that she'll be available for questions on shore. There will be 2 boats available for teams to take out sailing. ...

20 Boys Techno 293 sailors out to impress at Nanjing Youth Olympics By ISAF, , 11:20 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Based on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing the windsurfers, aged 15-16, from 20 nations will fly their flag on the Chinese waters with racing at the second Youth Olympiad scheduled to commence on Monday 18 August at 11:00 local time. A continental qualification system has ensured that the best windsurfers got a spot on the start line. ...

Rio Test event, seventh Volvo entry, Sevenstar and more By Dan Ibsen, Sail-World UK editor, , 10:53 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
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Volvo Ocean Race: Why Vestas Wind Systems joined the Race By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:23 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Morten Albaek, Chief Marketing Officer of Vestas Wind Systems explains why Vestas became involved as the naming sponsor for the seventh Volvo Ocean race entry. In this video interview Albaek reveals they were approached by Volvo Ocean Race only little more than a month ago ...

Spirit of Mateship gets set for Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 By Zoe Russell, , 10:07 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Skipper Russell McCart and crew will be joined by six Brave Mates who’ll arrive on the Island tomorrow for final preparations ahead of the ‘Spirit of Mateship’s’ first race on Sunday. Janny Poate’s son Private Robert Poate was killed along with two other Australian soldiers by enemy fire in Afghanistan in 2012. ...

Australian Sailors ready for Paralympic qualifying event - IFDS Worlds By Cora Zillich, , 9:20 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
The High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 commence at the end of this week (16 to 24 Aug) at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with racing starting from Tuesday, 19 August 2014. IFDS Disabled Sailing World Champions will be crowned in the three Paralympic classes, One-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR; Two-Person Keelboat, SKUD18 and Three-Person Keelboat, Sonar. ...

Kiwi Skud Sailing: NZL 5th in North Americans and still fundraising By Tim Dempsey, Halifax , 8:59 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Aspiring Paralympic Sailing duo Tim Dempsey and Gemma Fletcher have just completed their first international regatta. The pair started sailing together only 11 months ago, the only other regatta they have competed in was Sail Auckland, which they won. ...

Sail Canada Youth Championships at Cork International - Day 3 + Video By Cork, , 8:39 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
In 29er action Stephane Vinet and Sophie-Andree Vinet (QC) are leading, with Christina Black and Naomi Flanagan (ON) and Henry Lockyer and Max Westenberg (NS-ON) in second and third. See what Henry and Max had to say today after racing. ...

Melges 32 U.S. National Championship preview By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 8:16 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Hosted by Sail Newport, based at the Newport Shipyard and strongly supported by Melges USA, championship racing is scheduled to take place over three days beginning Friday, August 15 with PRO Anderson Reggio at the helm. Nine dynamic teams are in attendance, ready to compete for one of the continent's most coveted Melges 32 titles. ...

Pyefleet Week - An epic Day 4 By Brightlingsea Sailing Club, , 7:42 AM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Day four of the regatta at last brought sailable conditions for the historic Brightlingsea One Design Class (BOD) and twenty two of these 18' day boats which date back to 1927, thought to be the largest number of BODs ever to race together, came to the line for their first race of the series. ...

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