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152nd Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron summer season racing starts tomorrow By Peter Campbell, , 10:46 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
A strong fleet of almost 80 yachts, ranging from one-design Ynglings to Division one 60-footers, has entered the 152nd summer season of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron with racing starting on the Harbour tomorrow, Saturday, 6 September. ...

Hairy Biker director changes gear for Volvo Ocean Race TV show By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:11 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Frenchman François Gandolfi admits he knows 'absolutely nothing' about sailing but his glittering list of credits in British TV over the last two decades includes Hairy Bikers, The Gadget Show, Embarrassing Bodies, A Place in the Sun and many, many others. ...

Maxi 72 Class announced By Press International Maxi Association, , 9:31 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The new class Maxi 72, a former subdivision of the IMA Mini Maxi Fleet, continues to be affiliated with IMA, which is underlined by the unanimous wish of its members to require dual membership for both entities ...

Oakcliff International - Remarkable level of competition on day 1 By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 9:26 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
With the best match racers from around the globe, the 2014 Oakcliff International began with a remarkable level of competition during the first day of racing. With lighter breeze in the morning, teams had to be on the top of their game. Riptide Racing, the current leader in the round robin, realized the importance of concentration against their toughest competitors. ...

Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup 2014 By PWA World Tour, , 7:28 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s back… After eight years away this weekend sees the return of an Indoor PWA World Cup event and it promises to be bigger and better than ever, with Poland’s National Stadium in Warsaw playing host to the créme de la créme of the globes windsurfing talent between the fifth-7th September. The National Stadium is situated just under ten miles away from Warsaw Fredrick Chopin Airport. ...

New Farr 280 hits UK shores this mid-September By Farr 280, , 5:48 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Farr Yacht Sales and Activate, the UK sales agent for this exciting boat, are delighted to announce that a demonstration boat will arrive in the UK on the 21st September. The boat is to be used for demo-sailing, media boat tests and winter series racing. ...

Barn Door Trophy under threat from refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:58 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The extensively refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi has emerged from the Cookson yard taking her first steps in a serious tilt at the prestigious Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, sailed from Los Angeles to Hawaii. After being based in Australia since 2008, Bakewell-White Yacht Design's 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) returned to New Zealand for what the designer called ...

Southport Yacht Club’s annual Sail Past and Blessing of Fleet Ceremony By Bronwen Ince, , 4:19 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
On Saturday, September six, the Southport Yacht Club will celebrate the opening of its 68th Boating and Sailing Season with the Club’s Annual Sail Past and Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony. ...

2014 Viper 640 North American Championship – Day 2 By Edward R. Padin, , 3:05 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Viper 640 North American Championship - With planning conditions forecast and the sun shining, Viper sailors awoke happy but sore and groggy from a four-race first day and evening festivities. 'You have to really work hard to not have fun when sailing out here' said outgoing Class President Peter Beardsley. ' ...

U.S. Qualifying Series - Larchmont and Shelter squeak into Gold Fleet By Stuart Streuli, , 2:33 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 US Qualifying Series - For more than a half dozen teams, their respective fates in 2014 U.S. Qualifying Series for the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex came down to a single late-afternoon race on Narragansett Bay. ...

2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The dates are set By Rob Mundle, , 2:05 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - In the wake of what many long-time Audi Hamilton Island Race Week participants declared to be 'the best ever' regatta in its 31-year history, series organisers have already announced the dates for next year’s event. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 5, 2014 - Nervous Election By Collinson FX, , 11:33 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
September 5, 2014: Geo-Political events subsided, with a peace process in the offing in the Ukraine, while NATO leaders gathered to address the Middle East. The AUD managed to book gains, with solid Retail Sales and Trade data, consolidating around 0.9330. The KIWI is testing 0.8300 on the downside with markets nervous about the pending election. ...

World ARC fleet to enter Indian Ocean for the first time By World Cruising Club, , 9:09 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
While the World ARC fleet are enroute to Bali it is interesting to note that not only have the crews commenced the second half of the rally program, they will also be entering the Indian ocean for the first time. ...

World Robotic Sailing Championship to take place in Galway City By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 7:12 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Galway City is set to host the seventh World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC2014) from 9-13 September 2014. Fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats, up to 2.5m in length compete over a series of short distance racing, navigation and autonomy challenges, taking place around the Port of Galway. This year teams from Galway, Wales, US, Finland, France, Portugal and Russia will participate. ...

What can you do to prevent electrocution and ESD? By BoatUS, , 7:04 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
It was a Sunday afternoon just over a week ago when 13-year-old Sarah Grace Tellifero was enjoying the last days of summer with three friends, swimming near a boathouse on a local lake. Sadly, when Sarah went to grab a boarding ladder on a pontoon boat to climb out of the water, she was electrocuted. ...

ISA All Ireland Championship - Final list of competitors named By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 6:54 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
The finalised list of competitors for the 2014 ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship will make their way to the waters north of Howth Harbour for the 10.25 warning signal this Saturday. Nominations were received from 25 classes and the selection of invitees were made by the ISA Steering Group [SG]. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - High stakes and capricious winds By KPMS, , 5:54 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A crucial part of any yacht race or regatta is the expertise of the organizing body. Top class events, featuring cutting-edge, expensive yachts and the cream of international sailing talent, demand the highest professionalism in their race management. Competitors require racing to be fair, enjoyable, well managed. ...

Pack this sailing gear for 'hands-free' lighting By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 4:59 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Pack a sailing seabag and you'll want to carry those essential items for sea. Here's one handy piece of sailing gear that will free your hands, illuminate a chart at night, help you reef a sail on a starless night, or find a tool below in total darkness. Pass this one along to your sailing crew--wherever you sail or cruise! ...

Trittel and Kalinina in the lead after day 1 of the Formula Kite Euros By Markus Schwendtner, Mielno , 4:52 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
The first qualifying races of the European Championship in Kiteboarding in Mielno, Poland were run today. Florian Trittel is leading in the men's fleet with a 4-3-1-1 score ahead of Riccardo Leccese and Oliver Bridge. 17 year old Elena Kalinina won all but one of her races today and is first in the women's ranking with local rider Aga Grzymska (POL, ML/Ozone) in second and Tatiana Sysoeva in third ...

Salty Dawg Rally Seminar Series planned October 8 in Annapolis By Mike Martel, , 4:44 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
The Salty Dawg Rally will hold their 2014 Seminar Series in Annapolis, MD at Mears Pavilion, 519 Chester Avenue, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. until 5 o’clock p.m. the day before the US Sailboat Show begins. Mears Marina is conveniently located along Back Creek close to the show. ...

ISAF Worlds, Santander - Tension building in Nacra 17 and Finn fleets By ISAF, , 3:22 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A pocket of Nacra 17 and Finn racers will head into the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships marked as favourites following exceptional results throughout 2014. However with the stakes high and tension mounting there will be plenty of competitors aiming to peak and upset the form book in the Spanish city. ...

Lobster Bowl Regatta to take place on Casco Bay By North American Etchells Class Association, , 3:05 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
This year's Etchells Lobster Bowl Regatta features two days of great sailing on the flat waters of Casco Bay! The event starts on Friday with the launch and a welcome event featuring our world-famous chowder and chili, as well as some of the best microbrew beers you have ever tasted. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Pressure builds as title challenge heats up By Extreme Sailing Series, , 2:01 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Less than two weeks after the conclusion of Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 Cardiff, presented by Land Rover, the Extreme 40 fleet is due for arrival in Istanbul, where the historic city will play host to the 12 competing international teams. The 100 square mile city, that straddles both Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus Bridge, will become the Series’ temporary residence, 11-14 September. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 4, 2014 - 'Rock-star' fades By Collinson FX, , 1:26 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
September 4, 2014: NZD remained under pressure, heading back towards 0.8300, as the 'rock-star' economy fades with an increasingly competitive election beckoning. ...

Etchells UK Nationals - Teams ready to race in Weymouth Bay By Rob Goddard, , 12:57 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A fleet of 15 experienced Etchells teams are gathering at the WPNSA to race in Weymouth Bay this weekend in the Etchells UK Nationals. While Saturday’s weather forecast looks light and shifty, Sunday’s breezes are set to be moderate and more stable. ...

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