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Francis Joyon to compete in his fifth Route Du Rhum By Mer et Media, , 9:08 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
It’s now official: in just under three months from now, on 2nd November, Francis Joyon will be setting off on his fifth Route du Rhum between St-Malo and Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). ...

Airlie Beach Race Week - Monohull experts cross over to faster side By Tracey Johnstone, , 8:30 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Multihull Racing Division for this year’s Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week, which starts on Saturday, has attracted a surprising and impressive team of sailors to its ranks. ...

Antigua Sailing Week 2015 - Royal Southern Inter-Yacht Club Challenge By Antigua Sailing Week, , 7:57 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Antigua Sailing Week is happy to reveal that the Royal Southern Yacht Club of Hamble, UK has issued a challenge to reciprocal and other yacht clubs around the world to compete in the Royal Southern Inter-Yacht Club Challenge at Antigua Sailing Week 2015. ...

Swedish couple rescued off Cook Islands By Martime NZ, , 7:23 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
An elderly Swedish couple were rescued on Wednesday from their dismasted yacht 125 nautical miles (231km) north-east of the Cook Islands. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) detected a beacon alert from the 11.2m (37 foot) Blue Horizon at around 5.15pm yesterday (5 August), with satellite phone contact also established with the yacht via the Swedish Joint Rescue Coordination Cent ...

International 14 Worlds - Summer hot spot gears up for action By 2015 International 14 World Championships Media, , 7:18 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Victoria’s Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) and the City of Greater Geelong are gearing up to welcome the large fleet of competitors and partners, that are expected for the 2015 International 14 World Championship, being held from the 3rd-17th January 2015. ...

Clipper sailor sues Sir Robin Knox-Johnston By YBW.com, , 5:43 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Sailor and employment lawyer Ruth Harvey is suing Sir Robin Knox-Johnston over allegations of victimisation and harassment after paying £40,000 to compete in the Clipper 2013-14 race.annual race. The 50-year-old is claiming she should be classed as an employee having been part of a crew. ...

2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Day 4 By ISAF, , 4:21 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - The leaderboards across the ten events on show at the Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014 are starting to take shape following four days of competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...

2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Mid-regatta report By Will Ricketson, , 3:51 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - As Day 4 of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concludes, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes remain focused on absorbing as much knowledge as possible about the 2016 Olympic Games venue during their time in Brazil. ...

Elaine Fowler, RPAYC's first female life member elected By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:18 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
At the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s AGM held last month, long-serving member Elaine Fowler was elected the club’s first female Life Member. ...

Pacasmayo Classic - Incredible day 3 of competition By Chris Freeman, , 2:41 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
After two days of waiting, the wind showed up right in time for the peak of the swell at the Pacasmayo Classic. With mast plus sets rolling into the Point, riders were preparing early for what would turn out to be the most incredible day of port tack competition in AWT history. ...

2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 3 images by StudioBorlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 2:30 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 3 images provided by StudioBorlenghi. ...

Think Blue Kitesurf World Cup - Ideal conditions on day 5 By PKRA, , 2:08 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Day five of the Think Blue Kitesurf World Cup saw slalom as the main focus with ideal conditions that held throughout most of the day. In side-shore winds and flatter water than the day prior, riders used their biggest boards and kites as winds ranged from seven to twelve knots. ...

NZL Sailing Team: Three crews lying top two in Rio Olympic Test Event By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 11:48 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have taken the lead in the Women’s 470 at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014) on now in Rio, Brazil. New Zealand also holds second place in both the men’s and women’s skiff events with World Champion crews Peter Burling and Blair Tuke moving up in the 49er ranks and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech delivering more keeper res ...

Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new' By Mike Rose, , 10:45 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The comprehensively refurbished Rayglass Protector, Sea Three, is now 'almost better than new', according to proud New Zealand owner Dale Smith. Dale Smith says he is amazed at the incredible job the Rayglass workshop team has done in restoring the well-used 12.5-metre Protector. ...

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Entralling day 3 of windsurfing By Chris Yates, , 9:54 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
El Médano truly came to life on day three of the Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park - El Médano - Tenerife PWA World Cup as stronger winds and bigger waves rolled into the shores of El Cabezo, producing an action packed and amazing day of action spanning almost ten hours. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Azzurra vs Quantum in grueling match race By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 9:24 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Azzurra chips away one point from Quantum, following a grueling match race that lasted nearly four hours at the Copa del Rey Mapfre. The coastal race was won by Ran that climbed in the overall scoretable while Phoenix and Gladiator, second and third respectively today, shorten their gap from Azzurra. ...

Oman Sail step back to reflect on the journey so far By Oman Sail, , 9:22 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
As Oman Sail celebrates the highlight of its European season at Cowes Week and gears up for the Artemis Challenge on Thursday and the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race at the weekend, the team took a step back to reflect on the journey so far… ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 3 on the Bay of Palma By Paul Cayard, , 8:46 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Paul Cayard, sailing onboard Robertissima, reports on the action from the coastal race at the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre: Today’s race was the 'coastal' race. This meant sailing a few laps around the bay of Palma. The conditions continued the same as all week, sunny, hot and 10 knots of wind from the south-southwest. ...

Lysekil Women's Match - Ulrikkeholm remains undefeated By WIM Series, , 8:26 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Title-holder Camilla Ulrikkeholm of the Royal Danish Yacht Club just continues to win and win in the Lysekil Women’s Match. Now she’s on 12 wins after as many sailed matches: 'We have excellent speed and very good manoeuvres, and just minor problems with details that don’t affect the outcome of the matches at all' says Ulrikkeholm, now dreaming of an event totally without losses. ...

Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship to take place on Lake Lucerne By Star Sailors League, , 7:35 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The 'Switzerland Starfleet LUV' (Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee) will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2014. It will mark the occasion by organizing the 'Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship' that will take place from the seventh-13th of August on Lake Lucerne. ...

ORC World Championship - Long postponement worth the wait By ORC Media, , 7:10 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
A long postponement today was worth the wait on the third day of the 2014 ORC World Championship, as an 8-10 knot easterly seabreeze built up in the afternoon from being flat calm in the middle of the day, allowing race managers from Kieler Yacht-Club on all three courses to conduct three races each. ...

Optimist British National and Open Champ - Perfect sailing on day 4 By Amy Cada, , 6:55 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Solid sunshine with eight to 14 knots of consistent breeze made for perfect Optimist sailing on day four of the Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships. Sailors were challenged with shiftier conditions than earlier in the week. The Senior Fleet (Main) took to the outer harbor course where both the gold and silver fleets completed three races. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Back-to-basics approach fruitful for Ran Racing By 52 Super Series, , 6:41 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Over a long, hot coastal race at the Copa del Rey Mapfre on the Bay of Palma, Rán Racing proved the value of their back-to-basics approach when they took the winning gun to return themselves to second place in the overall standings as the six day, 11 race regatta approaches its midpoint. ...

Gazprom Swan 60 Worlds - Variable winds test teams on day 3 By Jessica Francis, , 6:29 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The coastal race on day three of the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship at the Copa del Rey Mapfre tested the Swan 60 crews with 30 nm around the Bahia de Palma before finishing in front of the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. ...

Yava Trophy - Team Gilmour prepares for 20th edition By Team Gilmour, , 5:50 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Following a disappointing 11th place in the Sopot Match Race in Poland, the boys have regrouped and re focused for our next event here in Yekaterinburg in Russia. Sopot was a beautiful place and a very well-run event, we just struggled to build any momentum and unfortunately bowed out after the round robin. ...

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