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Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Day 1 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 3:27 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup - In the first day of competition, the Fleet race saw the three classes in strong competition with each other. The sun was strong and the water was slightly choppy, a regular day for most boats but still challenging for boats raced previously on lakes or along waterways. ...

MC38 Harbour Regatta - Newcomers could put cat among pigeons By Di Pearson, , 3:02 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Two new MC38 players in Marcus Blackmore and Robin Crawford will join some old hands for the class’s Harbour Regatta to be sailed on Sydney Harbour over this weekend. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dynamics change for Team Alvimedica By Team Alvimedica, , 2:55 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
The crew on Team Alvimedica are preparing for the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race and discuss now the ‘promotional start’ with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The story was supposed to be about leaving Newport, Team Alvimedica's home base and place of rest and refuge for the last few weeks. ...

2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - US Team preview By Will Ricketson, , 2:44 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships are set to begin in Tavira, Portugal, with races being held across eight classes from July 14-18. The US Sailing Youth World Championship Team, comprised of twelve athletes hailing from six states, has arrived onsite and will continue preparations over the next 48 hours for international youth sailing’s premier event. ...

Sailor rescued after Facebook call for rescue By RNLI/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:27 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
It had to happen. We know social media is taking an ever more important place in world communications, being the driving factor in everything from demonstrations to revolutions to gang-buster parties. But now we have a first for the marine world. Believe it or not, a sailor has been rescued after using Facebook to call for rescue. ...

Solo sailing star's passion = busy environmental schedule By Nancy Knudsen, , 9:20 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Matt Rutherford, who came to prominence in the non-competitive sailing world by completing a non-stop solo journey around the Americas in a 27ft boat that looked only fit for an afternoon sail, is now a busy environmentalist. Having just completed a 'plastic-finding' crossing of the Pacific, he and his partner, environmental scientist Nicole Trenholm, are pushing towards their next project. ...

NZL Sailing Team: Five wins from six races in Helsinki By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:44 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Today belonged to the NZL Sailing Team’s top Olympic skiff sailors both on fire in their quest for their respective 2014 European Championship titles in Helsinki. Burling and Tuke took three bullets from three gold fleet races today which sees them take the overall lead, while Maloney and Meech claimed two bullets and climb to within one point of the lead. ...

El Niño (Part 2). Effects on the Pacific Ocean By NOAA, , 8:24 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
El Niño is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, as opposed to La Niña, which characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific. El Niño is an oscillation of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather around the globe. ...

EFPT Lanzarote - Tow-in windsurfing action on day 3 By EFPT, , 7:32 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
On the third day of the EFPT Lanzarote there were light winds around the event-site throughout the whole day and therefor was committed a 100% to tow-in windsurfing, proving that nowind doesn’t have to be a problem. ...

Nacra 17 Europeans - Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco out front By Camille El Beze, , 7:09 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Nacra 17 European Championships, on the strength of an exceptional run of three second places today in a challenging, shifty Tramontane WNW’ly which peaked at a stamina sapping 26kts, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco lead going into the final day. ...

Finn Silver Cup - Anders Pedersen claims victory in Hoorn By Robert Deaves, , 6:02 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Anders Pedersen (NOR) has won his first ever Finn Silver Cup, and in his last year as a Junior, without any more races taking place. Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) took the silver and Nened Bugarin (CRO) took the bronze. For the third day in a row the 32 Finn sailors set out from Hoorn and came back with no more races sailed. ...

Tour de France a la Voile - The game is wide open By Fabienne Morin, , 5:53 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The Tour de France à la Voile 2014 is a wide open game. And this Friday in Granville has been a perfect example. It was a busy day on the water. The M34 fleet had three more inshore races in their agenda, and the objective for Fabien Henry and his crew was to keep Courrier Dunkerque behind them. ...

Half Ton Classics Cup - Concorde wins the Half Ton Spirit Trophy By Fiona Brown, , 5:38 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup came to a sparkling conclusion today with one final thrilling race off the beautiful North Brittany coast and a delightful prize giving on the waterfront of Saint-Quay-Portreiux. With the breeze a little lighter at around 10-14 knots we saw some different faces at the front of the pack today and the finish was incredibly close, both on the water and on corrected time ...

Soto 40 World Championship - Huge expectations on penultimate day By Soto 40 Media, , 5:18 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
We’ve arrived at the penultimate competition day in the Soto 40 World Championship that confirmed the equality of the eight crews and boats of the fleet. Alegre and Noticia IV were today’s winners. The Spanish boat also reduced its distance from Ngoni, which is still top position overall with 25 points. ...

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland returns to battle in Cowes By James Boyd, , 5:05 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Having claimed Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup victory in 2010, Ireland was unable to mount a campaign to defend its title in 2012, but this year they are returning to Cowes for the RORC's biennial regatta for amateur national three boat teams, over 19th-26th July, with one of the strongest line-ups taking part. ...

Abu Dhabi e Team Alvimedica partem para Inglaterra By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:00 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Rivais na disputa da Volvo Ocean Race, os barcos Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing e Team Alvimedica partiram nessa semana para um desafio juntos. As equipes partiram dos Estados Unidos para um treinão pelo Atlântico até o Reino Unidos. A regra não permite competição entre eles, mas o teste é importante na preparação dos times para a Volta ao Mundo. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - 420 sailors set sights on Rio 2016 By ISAF, , 4:25 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship medallists Tiago Brito (BRA) and Nadja Horwitz (CHI) have their eyes set on 420 Boys and Girls honours at the 2014 edition in Tavira, Portugal. Brito won gold in 2013 with Andre Kneipp and will race in the 33-boat 420 Boys fleet whilst Horwitz took silver with 2014 crew Carmina Malsh and will sail in the 27 strong 420 Girls fleet. ...

49er and 49erFX Europeans - Maloney and Meech bullet into the lead By International 49er Class, , 4:16 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The reigning World Champions from New Zealand dominated both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. With the sun shining brightly and the breeze blowing a perfect 12 to 16 knots, Alex Maloney said the conditions were similar to what they often experience back home in New Zealand. ...

‘Introduction to Team Racing’ training weekend set for Oxford SC By Matt Carter, , 3:30 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
If you are a current member of the RYA Youth Racing programme, have just left and are wondering what to do next or are wishing to get involved in university sailing in the near future, then the RYA has the perfect weekend for you. ...

Committee announces Marblehead Yacht Racing Hall of Fame Inductees By Laurie Fullerton, fullerton.laurie557@gmail.com , 3:25 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
In celebration of the upcoming 125th anniversary of Marblehead Race Week this July, eight new members of the sailing community were named to the Marblehead Yacht Racing Hall of Fame this year. The inductees include Nicholas A. Burke, Robert E. Doyle, Bruce E. Dyson, the late Francis P. Scully, the late David J. Smith, Judson A. F. Smith, Joan Thayer and Richard B. Wilson. ...

Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014: Racer Profiles – 29ers By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 3:17 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Throughout the week of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014 at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly), we’ve profiled the leading competitors of a select series each day. The 29er class is targeted at youth sailors, as a step-up to the much larger 49er class. ...

Queensland Youth Week 2014 - Clear skies and light winds on final day By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 3:15 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Clear skies and calm seas greeted sailors on the last day of competition at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships, Manly, today. After missing competition yesterday due to wild conditions on Waterloo Bay the doublehanders headed out early to make the most of the fading South-westerly winds. ...

National Squib Owners Association and Rondar Raceboats join forces By Stuart Bayliss, Lymington , 3:10 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The National Squib Owners Association (NSOA) have announced that Rondar Race Boats have been chosen to be the next builder of the National Squib, subject to final ratification by the RYA. Last year, events led to the RYA having to withdraw the Squib boat builder licence which was issued to BP Sailboats since 2009. ...

470 European Championships - Champions in control on day 1 By International 470 Class Association, , 2:32 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the 2014 470 European Championships got underway on 10 July 2014 on the waters of the Saronic Gulf, Greece. Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) take an early advantage at the 470 Europeans. But only just, as both event leaders are on equal points with the second placed teams behind them. ...

J24 National Championships to take place at CYCSA in 2015 By J24 Australia, , 2:22 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2015 J24 National Championships will be held on 8 – 11 January at the CYCSA in Adelaide. There will be some hulls available for those wanting to fly in with sails, but get in early for those – now wouldn’t be too soon. The format will be a four day regatta starting on the Thursday and running through to Sunday, this minimises the time off work for fly-in crew to two days. ...

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