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Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Reno SUP Challenge begins By Chris Yates, , 8:11 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
With light winds continuing to dominate on day six of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam, the decision was made to begin the Reno SUP Challenge during the afternoon, which saw twelve teams battling it out in heats of two for a place in tomorrow’s final, to keep the crowds entertained. ...

British World Champions make World Sailor award shortlist By RYA, , 8:05 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
World and European Champion and world number one sailor Giles Scott will have his eyes on one more prize this year, having been named today in the shortlist for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards for 2014. Scott is one of five male nominees for the coveted award, with the three female nominees also including British kiteboard racing World Champion Steph Bridge. ...

Oyster Regatta Palma - Preparing for the start By Mike Owen, , 7:16 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Some had arrived days before, crew mustering and practising drills ahead of the Oyster Regatta Palma start. Others arrived just in time post haste from challenging deliveries frustrated by weather set against them. But come this registration day, Palma delivered as the thunderclouds withdrew to leave the sun shining down on the fleet of 26 boats from 11 nations. ...

America's Cup: Three NZ sailors celebrated in Top 20 sports earners By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:48 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Three America's Cup sailors have been named in the top 20 sports earners, in a list published in the New Zealand Herald this week. Topping the list is Sir Russell Coutts with a claimed earnings of $13million. He is just a $1million ahead of an English Premier League player, Winston Reid, and motor racing ace, Scott Dixon. All Black captain, Ritchie McCaw is ranked #5. ...

Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy on the horizon By Carla Anselmi, , 6:27 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Tomorrow’s the day. On the eve of the fourth edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy, more boats keep confirming their participation to the event, that stands out as the true rendezvous for the oldest yachts of the circuit and will once more be the focal point of classic racing at the Voiles the Saint-Tropez, hosting event of the regatta. ...

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:16 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for day three of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these stunning images of the action. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Hotly contested event promised By Groupama Sailing Team, , 6:01 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The seventh of the eight events that make up the Extreme Sailing Series circuit kicks off on Thursday in Nice. The only French stopover for the 40-foot catamarans, which are skippered by some of the best racers on the planet, the Nice-based event promises to be hotly contested. ...

Melges 32 World Championship - Prepare for off-the-charts action By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 4:54 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Entering its sixth World Championship season, the International Melges 32 Class Association has raced at arguably every world-class venue on the globe, has seen the most respected pro and amateur sailors on its courses and most importantly, learned valuable lessons of what owners and sailors want so that the Melges 32 continues to be strongest one design grand prix sportboat on the planet. ...

IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes - 1 October 2014 By ISAF, , 4:14 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes have been released. It's a British 1-2 at the top of the 2.4mR Rankings with Megan Pascoe at world number one and Helena Lucas at world number two. 2014 World Champion Heiko Kroger (GER) sits at world number seven but counts less regattas than those above him. ...

Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards revealed By ISAF, , 2:56 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex are happy to reveal the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2014. ISAF received nominations for the 2014 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. ...

Raceboard World Championships - Nail-biting finish in Blanes By International Windsurfing Association, , 2:41 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Drama and excitement prevailed over the final two days of the Raceboard World Championships in Blanes. Ivan Pastor (ESP-7), dominating the final series of races by taking the bullet each time ahead of defending champion, Maksymillian Wojcik (POL-7), was forced to retire from the third race of the penultimate day with a broken boom. ...

$10,000 available for the best safe, clean boating outreach projects By BoatUS, , 2:34 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Like the name implies, the goal of the boater-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is to educate boaters about safe and clean boating. The Foundation is looking to fund Grassroots Grant projects that utilize new, innovative approaches that encourage safe and clean boating among the boating public. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR ready for Act 7 fight By Sarah Alexander, , 2:25 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
It has been just over two weeks since Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series – Istanbul, ended in frustration, but J.P. Morgan BAR are primed to come back fighting, taking on the next race track on the global circuit – Act 7, Nice – the penultimate event of the year. ...

35th Rolex Middle Sea Race likely to rewrite the record books By KPMS, , 1:57 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The 35th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is fast approaching and appears likely to rewrite the record books. Entries are shortly due to close and the Royal Malta Yacht Club is already bracing itself for the biggest fleet to grace its island home since the Great Siege of 1565. The Ottoman Armada of 450 years ago was recorded to be 193 in strength. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Notice of Race released for 2015 edition By ISAF, , 1:44 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, scheduled for 25-31 January 2015, has been released. On-line entry will open on 10 November 2014. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is 5 December 2014. Entries must be received no later than 5 January 2015 to qualify for early entry. ...

Canadian shipwreck discovery solves 170-year-old mystery By Nationial Geographic, , 1:30 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
'One of Canada's greatest mysteries has been solved,' said that country's Prime Minister Stephen Harper earlier this month upon news that the wreck of one of two ships famously lost in a mid-19th-century Arctic expedition has likely been located. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - TV and online broadcasters gear up By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:11 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
A stellar list of just under 100 broadcasters has been lined up to showcase the world’s toughest ocean challenge, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, to a new global audience of fans. The 12th edition has offered channels a line-up of a new 39-part weekly half-hour show plus special short bespoke features. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 1, 2014 - KIWI special By Collinson FX, , 12:56 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
October 1, 2014: The KIWI is the 'special' at the moment, with Wheeler timing the RBNZ intervention well, with Business Confidence collateral damage. Commodity prices have taken a shellacking of late and the RBNZ have taken the opportunity to sell the currency and seize the moment. This has been more than effective, pushing the NZD to new lows, testing 0.7700 ...

Images from St Tropez: Day 2 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, , 12:41 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing on Day 2 ...

New Ragamuffin 100 emerges from the hull build in Nowra By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:05 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Ragamuffin 100, which started out as a modified Elliott design, Maximus, is another supermaxi undergoing a major rebuild or retrofit. Across the Tasman, the new Ragamuffin 100 will be virtually a new boat with a a new hull design by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at the Nowra facility. ...

Your unique opportunity to race aboard Steinlager 2, this weekend By Sail-World, , 11:05 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Here's your opportunity to join the Steinlager 2 crew and sail in the RNZYS Opening Day, on Saturday October 4th, 2014. There are just 10 spaces left out of the original 25 allocated in this unique opportunity to sail aboard one of the world's legendary ocean racers. ...

Southern Spars ships the world's tallest masts By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:23 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Leading world sparmaker, Southern Spars, has shipped two spars for a new 85 metre ketch. The superyacht will carry two 93metre masts which will be the world’s tallest rigs on one gigantic yacht. ...

British couple help stranded Syrian refugees to safety By BBC News - Sally Taft and Richard Irvine-Brown, , 10:12 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
In the week that police in Cyprus had to persuade nearly 300 Syrian migrants to disembark from the cruise ship that had rescued them, one couple experienced a migrant rescue first-hand. Stephanie Kershaw-Marsh and husband Andy have spent the summer cruising on their boat around the coast of Turkey and Greece. ...

2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow hailed a huge success By Ellie Brade, Auckland , 9:24 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Increased visitor numbers show strong support for New Zealand’s leading boat show. Feedback for the 16th Auckland On Water Boat Show (AOWBS), which ran from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 September 2014, has been overwhelmingly positive, with several significant sales made at the show. ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014 officially launched! By Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image, , 9:21 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Professional sailing photographers from all over the world are invited to join the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2014. Started in 2009, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing. The prestigious trophy will be awarded during the World Yacht Racing Forum in Barcelona, on December 11, 2014. ...

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