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Barclays 52 Super Series - New TP52 Phoenix launched in Valencia By 52 Super Series, , 10:41 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014 GMT
Barclays 52 Super Series 2014 - The boat, Phoenix, built at King Marine in Valencia and designed by Botin Partners, was launched at the America’s Cup city’s Marina Real Juan Carlos on Saturday. The owner, who represented Brazil twice at the Olympics, took the helm of his new boat which is the first TP52 to fly the colours of Brazil on the Barclays 52 Super Series. ...

ASAF Asian Sailing Cup Series launch announced By Jason Lim, , 10:05 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014 GMT
ASAF Asian Sailing CUP Series 2014 - In another significant development, ASAF Executive approved the first partnership for ASAF with Laser Performance during the meeting. This will be an initial three year partnership where Laser Performance will support ASAF Administration. The funding will allow ASAF to grow sailing in Asia, and run the organization more efficiently. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 - Final qualification racing By Daniel Smith, , 9:04 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 - Racing will commence at 11:00 with the 49erFX, Nacra 17 and Finn all scheduled for three races. The Laser Radial will also get going at 11:00 but only have two scheduled races. ...

34th America's Cup: A Match of three weeks - Part 1 - Regaining time By Richard Gladwell, , 8:24 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014 GMT
Six months after the conclusion of the 34th America's Cup, Kiwi fans in particular, struggle for the answers as to how Oracle Team USA were able to effect a big performance turnaround, without predecent in an America's Cup regatta. Sail-World's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell gives his personal perspective and analysis in this three part-series. ...

Hainan Rendezvous: suffering from a hangover? By Wei Gu, Wall Street Journal, , 6:38 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014 GMT
At the Hainan Rendezvous last weekend, China’s anti-corruption drive seemed to be giving vendors a sinking feeling. The number of brands that exhibited this year at the annual event dropped to 72, down from more than 90 last year, according to the organizer Visun Group. Last year there was a substantially wider range of top luxury names including Aston Martin and Chopard. ...

Canadian Sailing hall of fame inductions announced By Sail Canada, , 5:02 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail Canada is pleased to announce the induction of George Cuthbertson and Bruce Kirby into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame. ...

Free fuel spill training for seasonal dock staff By BoatUS, , 4:03 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014 GMT
As the summer boating season approaches, marinas, boat yards and clubs will be staffing up. These seasonal employees, sometimes high school, college students or part-timers will be responsible for refueling hundreds of boats – but do they have the training to prevent a fuel spill? ...

Government sneaks through the 'Affordable Boat Act' By Nancy Knudsen, , 12:22 AM Tue 1 Apr 2014 GMT
Sitting until the early hours of the morning, the government has just sneaked in a new law called: 'The Affordable Boat Act' declaring that every family unit MUST purchase a new boat once they reach a certain level of combined income. These 'affordable' boats will cost an average of $54,000-$155,000 each, dependent on income, and will provide a much-needed boost to the economy. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Day 1 images by Thom Touw By Sail-World.com, , 11:30 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
Thom Touw was on deck for the first day of racing at the 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia - ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca to capture this selection of images. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Action begins for US sailors + Video By Will Ricketson, , 10:55 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
Action began today at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes in sunny, cool, and shifty conditions. The breeze came in around 11:00AM local time, and did not exceed seven knots throughout the day. With qualification spots for gold fleet on the line, US athletes were keen to record a solid start. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Canadians take to the water + Video By Sail Canada, , 10:41 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
Sailors at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca were greeting with light winds for the first day of action in Palma. Fleets sizes are setting records and many of the major players are looking for world cup titles. Some of Canada’s heavy hitters are also in town hoping to leave their mark on the international stage. ...

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival honored by Sailors for the Sea By Lisa Ramsperger, , 10:17 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
In staying with best practices for the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta program, the regatta committee has added a Most Green Boat Award to the 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival honors. The award joins to a long list of sustainability efforts incorporated throughout the event ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo By Sail-World.com, , 10:04 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesus Renedo was out on the water in Palma to capture these images during the first day of racing at the 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia. ...

Two 'Get into Sailing' webinars this April By Melanie O'Brien, , 10:03 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
Ontario Sailing has two webinars coming up in April. Check out the info below and register! ...

Transatlantic Race - Great adventure awaits in 2015 By Stuart Streuli, , 9:47 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
Quite a bit has changed in offshore sailing since Larry Huntington first raced across the Atlantic in 1957. Advances in yacht design, construction and materials have made the boats exponentially faster and more durable. Modern communications enable boats to remain in touch with other competitors and the rest of the world throughout the nearly 3,000-mile journey. ...

ISAF Mobile Offshore Personal Safety Course returning to Port Credit By Eric Hill, Halifax, NS , 9:18 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
The two-day intensive course covers the best practices and preparations for boats and crew to negotiate heavy weather and if need be to abandon ship. The classroom portion of the course is complemented by practical sessions including a two-hour drill session in a swimming pool with lifejackets and life rafts and outdoor flare firing. ...

NZL Sailing Team: Palma - Double digits on the points table on Day 1 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:21 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 European season is underway for the NZL Sailing Team after the first of the major northern hemisphere ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas opened today in Palma de Mallorca Spain. Winds were light throughout the day with an afternoon sea breeze allowing for plenty of racing in all fleets yet the day proved testing for many of the NZL Sailing Team ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - 1,130 sailors on the water + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 8:18 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
On the first day of racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia – ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, light breeze meant conservative racing for the 1,130 sailors from 55 nations taking part. Franck Cammas (FRA) showed why he is one of the finest sailors in the world at the moment by taking two bullets and a fifth to lead the Nacra 17 with crew Sophie de Turckheim. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng changes course from Auckland to Hong Kong By Sail-World, , 8:05 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
There has been a change of course for Charles Caudrelier and his crew on board the Volvo Ocean 65 Dongfeng, now heading for Hong Kong as forecasted weather scuppers plan to complete training leg to Auckland, New Zealand in time. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Solid start for 49er and 49erFX By Ben Remocker, , 7:40 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
On the opening day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia, both the 49er and 49erFX managed to get in three races each. After an overcast start to the day, the clouds parted and a light sea breeze formed to allow racing to begin around noon on all courses. ...

Fireball World Championship - Leader board shakeup on day 2 By Fireball International Class (As Amended by ISAF), , 7:11 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
Day two at the Fireball Worlds brought shifty conditions and a shakeup at the top of the leader board. Overnight leaders Christian Birrell and Sam Brearey (GBR) dropped down to sixth after a DSQ in the first race of the day. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Day 1 photos from Ocean Images By Sail-World.com, , 6:57 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
Ocean Images was on site during the opening day of action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca to capture these photos. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Burton’s form guide By Rob Kothe, Sail-World.com, , 6:47 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Australian Tom Burton spent most of the last year as the top ranked Laser sailor in the world. He had been Tom Slingsby’s training partner leading into the London 2012 Olympics and it seemed that much of Slingsby’s Gold Medal speed rubbed off on the younger Tom. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Le Breton leads Finns after day 1 By Robert Deaves, , 6:33 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
On the opening day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, Thomas Le Breton (FRA) heads the 92 boat Finn fleet following four tricky races. Le Breton took the final race of the day, while other race wins went to Luke Lawrence (USA), Andrew Mills (GBR) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO). ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup 2014 – An old fox amongst the Nacra hens?? By Rob Kothe, Sail-World.com, , 6:05 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
The debut event for the mixed multihull was the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Mallorca, when a 34 boat primarily European fleet sailed in the event. ...

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