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Optimist British and Open Nationals - Conditions challenge sailors By Amy Cada, , 7:46 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Strong winds with gusts up to 23 knots created challenging condition for Optimist sailors today [Tuesday 5 Aug.] at the Volvo Gill Optimist British and Open National Championships. A grey, overcast morning gave way to sunshine in the afternoon along with a minor decrease in wind strength, however despite a slightly calmer afternoon, day three of racing proved to be the toughest yet for all fleets. ...

Lysekil Women's Match - Camilla Ulrikkeholm continues winning streak By WIM Series, , 7:35 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
When the Lysekil Women’s Match commenced Tuesday, world number one Camilla Ulrikkeholm continued her winning streak from the previous WIM Series event in France. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Great day 2 for Robertissima By Paul Cayard, , 7:26 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Paul Cayard, sailing onboard Robertissima, updates us on the Copa del Rey Mapfre progress for the crew: Great day for Robertissima today! We won both races. It doesn't get much better than that. After yesterday's disappointing performance, we came out focused and determined. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Azzurra rises to second place By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 7:10 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Thermal breezes from the south were light and shifty compared to yesterday's conditions at this second day of the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre in Palma de Mallorca, and it was just these shifty conditions that caused the spotty performances in the fleet. Only Quantum, with two second place finishes, held on to her leading position. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing extends overall lead By 52 Super Series, , 6:58 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Quantum Racing maintained their very polished consistency, scoring two second places to extend their overall lead in the 52 Super Series class at the 33rd Copa del Rey. After four races the team which is skippered by Ed Baird have finished no worse than second, holding on to that record across two contests today which were much more challenging than the one sided, one dimensional pair on Monday. ...

ORC World Championship - Slow progress in offshore race By ORC Media, , 6:17 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The weather predictions of today's first offshore race at the 2014 ORC World Championship have held true, with light 4-8 knot conditions in the Kieler Bucht making it slow going for the fleet of 151 boats from 19 countries. ...

Gazprom Swan 60 Worlds - Petite Flamme secures first regatta win By Jessica Francis, , 6:03 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day at the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship featured a lighter sea breeze and new faces at the front of the fleet as the light and tricky conditions tested the tacticians, navigators and strategists to their limit. The first race saw the German Offshore Challenger team onboard SGM secure a clean start and break early to the right of the course. ...

AWT Pacasmayo Classic - Another day waiting for the wind By American Windsurfing Tour, , 5:35 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Day two of the Pacasmayo Classic waiting period proved to be another one of waiting for wind. Around 2:00 it became apparent that the wind would not fill in and many competitors took to the water with their surfboards. I don’t think anyone minded another lay day however. The 7ft 17 second swell showed up as forecast, and provided some of the longest left hand waves anyone on the AWT had ever seen. ...

Allen RS Feva World Championships - Five nations in the top 10 By Pip Baily, , 4:49 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 RS Feva World Championships went off with a bang in true RS Feva style with 184 RS Fevas, 368 sailors and hundreds of parents, siblings and supporters descended on Yacht Club de Carnac, in Brittany for the seventh World Championships in eight years. ...

2014 YRA Second Half Opener - A Bonita blast By Erik Simonson, , 4:29 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
As August arrives, the theoretical midpoint in the summer sailing season in the nor cal area does a similar thing. While there is no official First half closing ceremonies or acknowledgement, the does seem to be a mid summer sabbatical somewhere in mid July where the powers that be realize many people drift away to other interests, travel or just take a break. ...

El Kiwi Wislang, último fichaje de Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:23 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Daryl Wislang volverá a la Volvo Ocean Race a bordo de Azzam, el barco de Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. El neozelandés de 33 años pasa a formar parte de la escuadra liderada por el inglés Ian Walker, como lo hace Matt Knighton, que ocupará la posición de reportero a bordo. ...

Solo National Championship - Victory for Charley Cumbley By Fiona Brown, , 4:14 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The 68 competitors in the 2014 Solo National Championship, hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club (BSC) from Sunday 27 July to Friday 1 August, enjoyed six days of close and very challenging racing. Race officer David Charlton was able to complete eleven of the twelve scheduled races and the conditions, although predominantly lighter, did offer something for everyone across the week. ...

RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta - Dugdale and Millward victorious By Susie NationGrainger, , 3:53 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Sailors Carol Dugdale (2.4mR) and Val Millward (Challenger) were crowned 2014 Multiclass Champions as the final curtain came down on the eighth annual RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta, last weekend (01-03 August). More than 80 sailors of all abilities, from as far afield as Singapore, took to the water in 65 boats at Britain’s largest sailing event for people with disabilities. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - IRC 1 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 3:38 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to captures these images of the IRC 1 class during races three and four. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Kiwi Daryl Wislang returns with a point to prove By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:25 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race start is fast approaching and Daryl Wislang will be returning to the race onboard ADOR’s Azzam with a point to prove after being named in Ian Walker’s race crew on Tuesday. The 33-year-old New Zealander’s call-up coupled with the appointment of Matt Knighton as Onboard Reporter completes Abu Dhabi’s line-up for ocean racing’s toughest test which begins in Alicante on October 4 ...

ORC World Championship - Day 2 images from Kiel By Max Ranchi Photography, , 3:08 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were out on the water for day two of the ORC World Championship to capture these images in Kiel. ...

Catamaran capsizes on gusty first day of Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast , 2:54 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The first day of the Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta (SCOR) series got off to a tough start on Monday the fourth with strong winds gusting up to 30 kts and waves up to 2.5 m. The fleet started well and were heading to the first mark when the wind claimed its first casuality. ...

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta- Rain in the bay and beyond By Daniel Smith, , 2:33 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The 324 sailors from 34 nations competing at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 woke up to rain on Guanabara Bay and beyond as the predicted cold front came in overnight. Whilst the front is some way off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil it’s influence is impacting on the race areas. ...

College Sailing announces 2014 All-Academic Sailing Team By Jennifer Mitchell, Cambridge, Mass. , 1:55 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The Inter-collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has named its 2014 All-Academic Sailing Team. The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. The All-Academic Sailing Team was inaugurated in 2006. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 5, 2014 - Equity markets jump By Collinson FX, , 11:39 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
August 5, 2014: Equity markets rebounded from the worst falls in two years in the previous week. Buffeted by Geo-Political issues and ambushed by the default in Argentina and the European Banking crises relapsing. Australian Retail Sales increased 0.6% and Job Ads rose 0.3%, supporting a consolidation of the currency, which traded just above .9300. The KIWI creeps slowly back above 0.8500 supporte ...

NZL Sailing Team: No wind and no racing in Rio on Day 2 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:20 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
It was hot and calm in Rio, Brazil today, and no racing was possible at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014). Today was day two of the regatta and all 324 sailors from 34 countries were prepared for a day of competition on which all ten Olympic classes were scheduled to race. ...

Loads in store from the RYA at the PSP Southampton Boat Show By Emma Slater, , 9:18 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The RYA has a whole host of events and activities lined up for this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September), from launches and workshops to fantastic competitions and prize givings. ...

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Jack Gale training centre born By Lisa Ratcliff, Pittwater , 8:16 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
A large crowd gathered at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club to witness the first sod of earth turned for the club’s new training centre development and the official naming of the facility. ...

Soto 40 World Championship - Words from Soto 40 Int'l Class Secretary By Lucas Ezequiel Vescio, , 4:37 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
After the second Soto 40 International Class World Championship, I think it’s important to thank and congratulate the Soto 40 European Association for the effort and the excellent organization of an event that has exceeded our expectations. ...

2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Excellence confirmed on day 1 By Icarus Sailing Media, , 3:31 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The bay of Palma has confirmed its excellent reputation as a race course on the opening day of the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre. The wind conditions allowed the teams to sail the two races scheduled for all classes. ...

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