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Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers By ISAF, , 5:23 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
A single undiscardable race brought the Techno 293 racing to a close with the conditions testing the 20 boy's and 21 girl's racers who took to the course. Three knots gusting up to eight knots from an easterly direction made life tough on the race course with those with excellent tactical nous and light wind prowess excelling. ...

Sailing legends meet at Etobicoke Open Regatta By Greg Nicoll, , 5:23 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Sailing legends met this weekend at the Etobicoke Yacht Club Levels and Open Regatta in Toronto to share memories swap stories. ...

Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore By ISAF, , 4:43 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Chin held on to his overnight lead whilst Yom advanced from second to first in a gripping final day of the Youth Olympic sailing competition. The Byte CII fleets raced in a steady 4-5 knot breeze that was coming from an easterly direction and the tension was high in both races. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate By RORC Event Press, , 4:25 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Three Two-Handed teams from Ireland, Britain and Germany have now accomplished that magnificent achievement. Racing Two Handed around Britain and Ireland requires all-round skill, great seamanship and tenacity. Most of the time, the Two Handed pair are alone on deck. ...

Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 12:30 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
After an overcast, light and tough Day Two, the skies cleared allowing for a sunny, 10-15 knots of breeze from the Northeast for the final two races of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. The team on Portobello consisting of owner-helm Cesar Gomes Neto, tactician Andre Forseca and John Bowden wasted no time in putting a stamp on this event. ...

IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths By Will Ricketson, , 11:55 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The United States will have a chance to qualify in all three classes (2.4mR, SKUD-18 and Sonar) during the final day of racing on Sunday, August 24. US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Paralympic-class athletes have been training all year for this moment, and tomorrow will be the decisive day. There was plenty of action on the penultimate Day five of racing. ...

IFDS Worlds 2014 - Day 5 - Stage is set for the final showdown By Sail Canada, , 11:25 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2.4mR sailors launched first for an 11am start, while the SKUDs and Sonars had a 12-noon gun start. Three races were scheduled to make up for the lack of racing on Wednesday and Thursday. The breeze proved to be a bit stronger today with bands of pressure and some shifts moving through each course. ...

J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 10:09 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The first race of the day, the eighth of the series, was started from the vicinity of Bart's Bash buoy to the east of the Bramble Bank in the Solent. The race began in eight knots of wind from 313, the forecast was for 10 knots with some expecting the wind to diminish after lunch. Frédéric Bouvier's J Lance 9 was first to flop on to port. ...

Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2 By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 10:05 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...

EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship 2014 - Report By John Friend, , 9:46 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Both teams win three gold medals in the process, amongst fierce competition from other nations. The top eight sailors in each fleet qualified to compete in the medals races. These were sailed on an inshore course, in sight of spectators onshore, with each fleet enjoying a separate start. Races were scheduled to last less than 30 minutes and each fleet was launched in the sequence of their start. ...

2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations By Colleen Coderre, Halifax, NS , 9:36 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Another light and shifty day in Halifax created challenges for race committees as they scramble to adjust to the constant wind shifts, moving course locations and shortening courses in an effort to get some quality races in today. ...

2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four By Dobbs Davis, Detroit , 9:13 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - Another day of very light air and even fog in the morning could not stop the completion of the Quarter-Finals and the determination of the four Semi-Finalists today at the 2014 Detroit Cup, hosted by Bayview YC. These four will meet each other in a first-to-three point series tomorrow in the final day of the event, the second stop in the ISAF Grade Two US Grand Slam series. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner By RORC Event Press, , 9:08 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
There were celebrations on the dock for Relentless on Jellyfish, winner of IRC Two and Saga, winner of IRC One. British Soldier may have lost the battle with Relentless on Jellyfish, but the British Army Sailing Team was far richer for the experience. ...

2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2 By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 9:01 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day two of the 2014 49er, 49er FX, and Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship provided another day of thrilling racing for competitors. ...

J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead By Julie or Christopher Howell, , 8:40 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Seven races are now in the books, and Will Welles launched into first place at the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Beverly Yacht Club in Massachusetts. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air on up By Oman Sail, , 8:29 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Two-time champion Leigh McMillan and his crew have become known for taking their time – normally the first few hours of an event - before turning on The Wave, Muscat’s turbo chargers and Cardiff is no exception. After pacing themselves on Friday, the customary The Wave, Muscat thrust was finally unleashed half way through racing on Saturday. ...

J/111 World Championships - Day 3 By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 8:19 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 J/111 World Championship - 'Whatever those guys are Shmokin I want some!' said an unnamed European tactician at the end of today's racing in Cowes after Phil Thomas and Duncan McDonald's Shmokin Joe had stunned the fleet with three bullets. ...

Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2 By Sarah Alexander, , 8:08 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 in Cardiff Bay tested everyone’s stamina and commitment. After a record nine races yesterday, the teams sailed ten today, making for another record day and – given the breezy conditions – some of the toughest competition yet seen on the circuit. ...

Int'l Cadet World Champ - Australia wins for first time in 27 years By Peter Campbell, , 7:42 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Cadet World Championship - For the first time in 27 years an Australian crew has won the International Cadet World Championship, with brother and sister Thomas and Sophie Alexander from Royal Geelong Yacht Club winning the 2014 championship at Weymouth, England, overnight. ...

Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition By ISAF, , 7:27 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The competition was scheduled to conclude on Saturday 23 August with a non discardable, single race for all fleets on the agenda. The pre-planned reserve day will be utilised to ensure the completion of the regatta. Sunday's outlook is positive with four-five knots predicted from three sources with gusts of seven, nine and even up 12 knots possible. Moderate to heavy rain is also on the forecast. ...

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Cruise control By Lisa Ratcliff, , 7:03 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - It was the year of the cruisers at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, though the word ‘cruise’ is misleading. A cutthroat finish to the regatta on day six, Saturday August 23, 2014, brought out this division’s competitive edge at the critical part of the regatta. ...

New Langkawi venue for Raja Muda By Event Media, , 6:55 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club is undergoing a major renovation and most of the buildings, including Charlie’s Bar, will be closed in November 2014. ‘No bar is no good’ for a quality sailing event like the Raja Muda, so regatta organisers have had to seek out an alternative venue for the regatta office and to provide sailors with the appropriate facilities before and after racing. ...

Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney By AAP Medianet, , 6:35 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to impact the coastline from the Queensland border to Sydney from early Tuesday. ...

31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever' By Lisa Ratcliff, , 6:11 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Interstate and international crews from 182 boats are leaving Hamilton Island today in droves, letting the island return to its regular trade. ...

2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire By Kathy Large, , 5:22 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - An early start made all the difference for the world disabled sailing championship regatta underway in Halifax. Saturday's racing was 'a good day of quality racing' according to the Principal Race Officer, Rob Williams of Bedford, N.S., Canada. ...

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