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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Action shots by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 2:35 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during races seven and eight. ...

Shanghai to San Francisco in under 2 hours via supersonic sub By Stephen Chen, , 2:04 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
China has edged a step closer to creating a supersonic submarine that could travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in under two hours. New technology has made it easier for a submarine, or torpedo, to travel at extremely high speeds underwater. Turns out there is a high speed sailing application. It has nothing to do with cruising whatsoever, its just an interesting read. ...

5 Oceans - First solo race around the world with equal chances By 5 Oceans, , 1:48 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, President of Clipper Ventures who organised the 5 Oceans, confirmed that the ninth edition in 2014-15 will welcome not only the successful Eco 60 Class, which has shown its durability during the 2010-11 race, but will also welcome the SolOceans One Design Class. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 29 2014 - NZD trading well By Collinson FX, , 12:10 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
August 29 2014: AUD, which traded 0.9340, while the KIWI pushes back towards 0.8400. The domestic focus today will be the NZ ANZ business confidence survey with many expecting a second quarter of decline. The NZD is still trading well against the EUR at 0.6330 and the GBP at 0.5025, both good buying at these levels. ...

PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014 - 2 for £24 ticket offer ends soon By PSP Southampton Boat Show, , 11:25 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
With hundreds of boats, brands and suppliers, food, bars and new attractions it really will be a 10 day boating spectacular. Make use of this special two for £24 offer. ...

Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships - Day 5 By Matt Sheahan, , 10:42 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships. While those that had raced at Mounts Bay before had told those that hadn't about the legendary waves, what they hadn't mentioned was the 50 or so different varieties. ...

Royal Ocean Racing Club and Royal Corinthian Yacht Club agree merger By Louay Habib, , 10:29 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
At Extraordinary General Meetings of RCYC (held on 24 August) and RORC (held on 28 August) an overwhelming majority of members voted in favour of the merger, in the case of RORC 93% and in the case of RCYC (Cowes) 87% of members that voted. ...

America's Cup: Wild Oats AC45 flying in Paradise - Video By Nic Douglass, , 9:14 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The Oatley's latest yacht - the wing sailed AC45 renamed Wild Oats, was in action at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Nic Douglass compiled this video as she worked her way through the fleet ...

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do By Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, , 8:32 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Each year, Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat show organizers strive to deliver new, exciting features to enrich the overall show experience and engage audiences. Here are the top 13 things to see and do at this year's show. ...

Last chance to win a yacht worth $250,000 By Mary Bickley, Sydney , 8:13 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Last chance to win a yacht worth $250,000 and support Sailors with disAbilities. Team Windcraft's yacht raffle in support of Sailors with disAbilities (SWD) closes very soon. The prize is a Hanse 345 yacht worth over $250,000 ready to sail away with 12 months Club Marine insurance. ...

Magnetic Island Race Week: glorious sailing and delighted skippers By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 7:59 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
There were a few surprised and delighted skippers when the handicap results were posted after a glorious day of racing on Day 1 of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. ...

Ronstan Bridge to Bridge 2014 - Images by Erik Simonson By Erik Simonson, , 7:42 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Images of Ronstan Bridge to Bridge by Erik Simonson. Event organized by St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, United States. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:10 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The latest Volvo Ocean Race entry, Team Vestas Wind, is making good progress towards her preparation for the 40,000nm race around the world. Her initial target was to be splashed on August 21, 2014, followed by sailing trials, pull-down and two days of crew safety training. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team signs up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:45 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - The Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad’s en masse entry for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, December 7-14, 2014, raises the competition bar among the Olympic classes and gives aspiring sailors the chance to challenge their heroes. ...

2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 3 By Rich Roberts, , 4:08 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Early every day at Crissy Field hundreds of San Francisco's hardiest citizens and their dogs can be found running, biking or walking briskly along the wind-swept bay, where some may even be sailing later. ...

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits By Sail-World, , 10:12 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA sailors have spent much of 2014 competing individually at various events around the world, looking to keep their skills sharp against top-flight competition. According to the team, the results have impressive. ...

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 9:03 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Three additional races were added to the scoreboard on Thursday, day two of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. With a substantial 14-point lead, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti is in first place overall. ...

PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 8:15 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The wind kicked in earlier than anticipated on the third day of the Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup allowing just over five hours of racing to be completed. By the end of an intense day of competition a further two races were completed as Ben Van Der Steen (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic) and Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) claimed the bullets in the men’s. ...

Boating bodies combine to launch First Safer Boating Week By NPBS Forum Media, , 7:56 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
October 17–24 has been declared Safer Boating Week this year, in what will become an annual focus on keeping boaties safe in the lead up to Labour Weekend – the traditional time to get boats and gear ready for summer. Members of the National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum, chaired by Maritime NZ, will run a range of activities in the week aimed at getting three simple messages through to boat owner ...

America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner By Sail-World.com, , 7:27 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
America’s Cup organizers have appointed Dr. Harvey Schiller as Commercial Commissioner for the 35th America’s Cup. The role of Commercial Commissioner is new to the America’s Cup. Dr. Schiller will be responsible for supervising, managing and protecting the commercial interests of the America’s Cup. He will work closely with all of the competitors, the Regatta Director and the America’s Cup Ev ...

Next weekend the Platu 25 International Class goes back in Brunnen By Sabrina Bonaiti, Lecco , 7:19 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The eighth Central European Alp-Cup Edition (Ceac), the Platu 25 Circuit that takes place in the European Alpine Lakes, is getting ready with the next appointment in Brunnen, in Urnersee, one of the four branches of the Luzern lake in Switzerland where the third Act will take place from the 29th to the 31th of August. ...

Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop By Bill McCaffray, , 7:01 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Registration for the third and final event of the Monster Energy WWA Wake Park Triple Crown 2014 (#MEWPTC) at BSR Cable Park, Texas’ premiere cable park in Waco, TX is now open. The event will take place on September 18th and 20th. ...

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini By Studio Borlenghi, , 6:44 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on the water for day two of the Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:54 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
It is 36 days to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and Dongfeng Race Team have officially recruited two more Chinese sailors, the Chinese Yachting Association’s former Finn sailor, Kong Chencheng (Kong) and Liu Xue (Black). Both sailors had been selected previously, but for different reasons had pulled out of the programme. ...

A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! By Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, , 5:22 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
I recently took a call from a member who had just returned home from a boating trip to Brittany. When in Brittany he found that about a third of the shore supply in marinas had reverse polarity. He says the French were disinterested but feels that members should be made aware of the dangers. ...

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