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Evolution Pro Series announced for 2015 By World Wakeboard Association, , 6:45 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Malibu Boats and the World Wakeboard Association have announced the creation of an elite contest series for 2015—including three stops for the world’s top pro riders—to push competitive wakeboarding to the next level. Malibu CEO Jack Springer spoke Sunday during the WWA’s 25th-anniversary celebration, which wrapped up the unforgettable Cancun Pro contest. ...

Taylor Canfield does the Chicago Double Dutch + Video By Andy Rice, , 5:26 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Taylor Canfield and US One had a lot to do if they were going to stop Ian Williams and GAC Pindar running away with this year’s Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). An intense rivalry has developed between the experienced Briton and his younger rival from the US Virgin Islands. They couldn’t be more different in character. ...

Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year nominations open By Jake Fish, , 5:02 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
US Sailing has announced that it is accepting nominations for 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation. Through November 30, 2014, each member of US Sailing may nominate the one male and one female sailor they believe has turned in the most outstanding on-the-water performance during the 2014 calendar year. ...

Sailing legends support Southport Yacht Club’s ‘Discover Sailing Day’ By Bronwen Ince, , 4:10 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Two legends of Australian sailing, Olympic gold medallist, Mat Belcher, and young solo round-the-world sailor, Jessica Watson, have committed to being part of Southport Yacht Club’s ‘Discover Sailing Day’ on Sunday, 26 October. The pair will be returning to home waters on the Gold Coast to support the day, which is aimed at introducing ‘would-be sailors’ to the sport. ...

Volvo Ocean Race gamers raise €15,000 for endangered albatross By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:27 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race’s new official game has not even started yet but 28,000 players of it have already chalked up a big win by raising more than €15,000 to help a creature close to every sailor’s heart, the albatross. The organisers, Virtual Regatta, launched a five-day, dry-run Leg 0 game last month to whet the appetites of players around the world. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 8, 2014 - IMF spooks market By Collinson FX, , 1:09 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
October 8, 2014: IMF warnings unsettled equity markets overnight with European equities being again hit hard. The IMF downgraded global growth forecasts and warned of overheating in the equity markets due to the extended and inordinate Monetary Policies. ...

Clipper Race audience exceeds three billion worldwide, and growing By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 11:29 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Record numbers of people have followed the exploits of the latest Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with a cumulative audience of more than 3.3 billion people in over 200 countries seeing news coverage in the press, radio, TV and online. Countless more have engaged through social media. ...

Rolex Sailor of the Year: Sailing's hottest properties nominated By ISAF, , 11:12 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Sailing's hottest properties, New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have tasted multiple successes in a range of disciplines over the nomination period. The pair have been a class above the rest in the 49er, demonstrating outstanding teamwork, breath taking athletic prowess and drive that cannot be rivalled. ...

Typhoon Vongfong becomes 2014's most powerful storm By Becky Oskin, LiveScience, , 10:45 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Super Typhoon Vongfong reached sustained winds of 155 mph (250 km/h) this morning (Oct. 7), with gusts of up to 190 mph (306 km/h), according to the U.S Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ...

Royal Navy Commander tells of dramatic rescue in storm By The News, , 10:30 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
The Commander in charge of the warship that helped rescue a stricken sailor says she is proud of her company. Conditions during the drama, which began with a May Day distress call on Monday afternoon, were intense, with heavy rain, wind, little light and an incoming electrical storm. ...

NSW Sabot Sailing Sprint Regatta - A success over October long weekend By Mark McEearney, Drummoyne , 10:13 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
After some quick work, the Sabot NSW Youth Regatta was organised by Drummoyne Sailing Club with 37 sailors hitting the water over the two day regatta format. With a nice Nor’easter on the Saturday it was a great decision by the RO, John Sanderson, to get in the five heats, as whilst a lovely day again greeted us on the Sunday the breeze only allowed one heat to be run in rounding out the event. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Pro-Am Races results, images + video By Leighton OConnor, , 9:56 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Alicante - Pro-Am Races results, images and video. ...

Audi Hong Kong Kettle – 9 to 12 October 2014 - starts tomorrow By RHKYC Media, , 8:43 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Mills 41 Ambush is paired with Ker 40 Signal 8, while EFG Bank Mandrake 2 (Mills 40) will team up with EFG Bank Mandrake 3 (Sydney GTS43). There will be two cross-divisional teams, with Farr 40 Ramrod and J/109 Whiskey Jack pooling their talents and HuaAn (MC38) and Andiamo (Archambault 35) rounding out the entry list. ...

2014 Kitefoil Gold Cup - Johnny Heineken wins By Jordan Girdis, Townsville , 8:40 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Kitefoil Gold Cup - For an entire week, Townsville played a brilliant host accommodating the world’s fastest sailors. Global legends of kiteboarding travelled from far and wide, with European big names Maxime Nocher, Nico Parlier, Julien Kerneur and Benjamin Boelli facing off against their American counterparts in Johnny Heineken and Damien Leeroy with the quest to be the world’s fastest sail ...

2014 Audi Laser Masters World Championships - Day 3 By Robert Lowndes, , 4:51 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Laser Masters World Championships - 500+ Laser Masters are on the water in Hyeres, here are the results after Day 3. The 70 odd Radial Great Grand Masters finally got their first two races in and the legendary Keith Wilkins from GBR scored a first and second with Australia's former Radial GM champ, Peter Heywood winning the second race. ...

2014 Garmin Hamble Winter Series - Day 1 By Garmin Hamble Winter Series, , 4:34 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Garmin Summer Series - Good things come to those who wait’ commented race officer Kathy Smalley at the prizegiving of day one of the 2014 Garmin Hamble Winter Series. That was certainly the case out on the water. ...

Kiteboard NA Champs - Help we have kelp By SDYC, , 3:56 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Kiteboard North American Championships - If competitors didn’t already know that the AP flag signaled postponement, its lack of movement on the flagpole would have been a good indicator. Racing was scheduled to start at noon, but winds were too light to reach the minimum speeds that the competitors would need to keep their kites in the air until around 2:00 PM. ...

2014 Star North American Championship - The battle begins tomorrow By Laura Beigel, , 3:32 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Star North American Championship - On Wednesday October eight, forty two Star teams representing five different nations will hit the race course and contest the final Silver Star Championship title of the year: the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship hosted by the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Maryland. ...

Int'l Star Class North American Championship - Battle begins tomorrow By Laura Beigel, , 2:46 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
On Wednesday October 8, forty two Star teams representing five different nations will hit the race course and contest the final Silver Star Championship title of the year: the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship hosted by the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Maryland. ...

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wilparina 80th entry By Di Pearson, , 2:22 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A traditional yacht and one of the smallest in the fleet, it is fitting that Nick Cannar’s S&S 34 Wilparina is the 80th entry to be received in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 70th edition of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s famous annual event. ...

College Interdominion Trophy won by New Zealand By Richard Cave, Auckland , 1:53 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
The top three Australian and New Zealand Secondary School boys and girls teams selected from the NZSS Teams Racing Nationals of 32 teams, were invited to meet this week in Algies Bay to fight out what effectively is the Bledisloe Cup of Schools Teams Racing. ...

Isle of Wight schools start journey from Grassroots to glory By Michelle Warner, , 1:17 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
London 2012 Paralympic Gold Medallist and UKSA ambassador, Helena Lucas MBE, was on hand today to give Isle of Wight pupils their first taster session of sailing. ...

Earth Wind Map - with typhoons By Sail-World Cruising, , 11:22 PM Tue 7 Oct 2014 GMT
The Earth Wind Map is an amazing project to visualize global weather conditions carried out by Tokyo based software engineer Cameron Beccario, resulting in a beautifully mesmerising depiction of the earth's winds. Weather data is produced by the Global Forecast System (GFS), operated by the US National Weather Service. Forecasts are produced four times daily and made available for download from NO ...

Red Bull 49erFX: It’s about what you do when you are knocked down By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 9:56 PM Tue 7 Oct 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report after the ISAF Worlds in Santander: We went into the competition with two goals, to defend the title and to qualify NZ for the Olympics in the FX.Our build up was strong. We were confident going into the event and had plenty of podium finishes earlier in the season.Unfortunately at Santander we got our worst result to date – 12th. ...

Unmanned aerial vehicle offers new view of killer whales By Rich Press, NOAA Fisheries, , 9:49 PM Tue 7 Oct 2014 GMT
For the first time, scientists have used an unmanned aerial vehicle to study killer whales from above. The device they're using is a remote-controlled hexacopter with a high-resolution camera mounted in its belly, and the photos it produces are beautiful and full of detail. The images offer an entirely new view of this species. ...

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