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Top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power By RYA, , 11:54 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
RYA Chief Instructor, Sail Cruising, Vaughan Marsh shares his top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power. There are many reasons to pick up a mooring buoy, but let’s take a closer look at what’s involved using the process – Appraise, Plan, Execute and Review. ...

America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup By Ludovic Sorlot, , 10:50 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On the occasion of the Europe Class A Championship organized by the Cercle de Bordeaux sailing on Lake Carcans-Maubuisson CupLegends.com caught up with Dean Barker who answered Ludovic Sorlot's questions. Beaten after an incredible return of American during the last America's Cup, we asked him how he felt after this terrible defeat. ...

2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – A weekend of two halves! By Paul Davies, RPNYC Media , 9:56 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
'Come to Windy Wellington' they say. 'It’s always really windy whenever I visit Wellington' they mutter. Well – you just cant beat Wellington on a good day – and the second race weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series proved that by turning on two extremely different sets of conditions last Saturday and Sunday! ...

Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - Sports Boat fleet talk up Race Week By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 9:40 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
The Conquistador warriors are preparing their Sports Boat Division battle plans ahead of the Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from the eighth to 15th August 2014. The team’s recent burst of performance at Mooloolaba’s Sports Boat Winter Nationals has given them the impetuous to plan packing the boat up again for another road trip and head up from Sydney to Airlie Beach. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Two Brits on Rookie podium after leg 4 By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 9:13 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On Wednesday 2nd July, eight wind swept, salt crusted and physically exhausted British solo sailors dropped onto the docks in Cherbourg, France having just finished the 2000 mile Solitaire du Figaro 2014. Team Plymouth skipper Sam Goodchild was the first British skipper across the Leg 4 finish line in 13th, seeing him finish his fourth Solitaire du Figaro 22nd overall. ...

PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood By Chris Yates, , 7:57 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the PWA Awaza World Cup proved to be a long and frustrating affair, spanning twelve and a half hours, as light and gusty winds played havoc for much of the day. Early this morning Delphine Cousin made the perfect start to her title defence as she claimed the first victory of the year in the women’s fleet, however only one heat of the men’s was completed before the wind became too light. ...

Tour de France à la voile - Groupama 34 throws title into the ring By Vincent Borde, , 6:05 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Undisputed winner in 2013 of the Tour de France a la Voile, between Dieppe and Marseille ahead of Courrier Dunkerque and Bretagne Crédit Mutuel, the crew of Groupama 34 is throwing its title into the ring in the 2014 edition. ...

J80 European Championship - Moriceau puts pressure on Van der Ploeg By Neus Jordi, , 5:58 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
'Factor Energía', commanded by José María van der Ploeg, stayed at the top of the leaderboard of the J80 European championship after three days of competition. Three races were staged today at Club Náutico El Balís’ waterfront. French champion of the J80 class 'Interface Concept', skippered by Simon Moriceau, sailed better and ranks second overall, only one point behind the leader. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:46 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
With 20 of the 24 flights of Qualifying now complete after day three of Stena Match Cup Sweden, the vital question is over who will make it through to the top eight and continue into Friday’s Quarter Finals here in Marstrand. Currently leading the field, both on 10 points, are Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar and Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa teams. ...

Star World Championship - Frustrating day 3 rocks the fleet By Star Class World Championship, , 5:31 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day three at the Star World Championship got off to a rough start with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course 4' for Race 3. ...

Invitational Team Racing Challenge - All set for Porto Cervo action By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 5:25 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Only a few hours until racing gets underway in the first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge organized by the YCCS from second through 6th July. The sixteen participating crews, representing eight teams, have been arriving in Sardinia over the past few days and spent today on the water getting to grips with the Bavaria B/One boats and the brisk conditions off Porto Cervo. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Gahinet wins overall Bénéteau rookie ranking By Mathilde Mermod, , 5:20 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
After a difficult 440-mile last leg, Gwénolé Gahinet crossed the finish line of La Solitaire du Figaro this Wednesday in Cherbourg-Octeville in 22nd position at 12:08:37. The skipper of Safran-Guy Cotten won the overall Bénéteau rookie ranking, 52 minutes ahead of the British sailor, Sam Matson. ...

ÅF Offshore Race - German boat wins Big Boat Class By Simone Felsberger, , 4:54 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Varuna fastest around Gotland - but another German boat won the Big Boat class. German Varuna became the first returning boat in ÅF Offshore Race and thus took this year's 'line honor'. Fun, but difficult with such light winds, constant trimming, patience and demanding for the crew. But more mental than physical, summarizes skipper Jens Kellinghausen of this year's competition. ...

Varuna snabbast runt Gotland – men annan tysk båt vann Big Boat By Simone Felsberger, , 4:50 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Tyska Varuna blev första båt i mål i ÅF Offshore Race och tog därmed årets 'line honour'. Roligt, men svårt med så lätta vindar, ständigt trimmande, tålamodsprövande och krävande för besättningen. Men då mer psykiskt än fysiskt, sammanfattar skepparen Jens Kellinghausen årets tävling. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st By KPMS, , 4:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In a just under two months’ time, the world’s number one rendezvous for Maxi yachts returns in the shape of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Taking place from 31 August – 6 September, the competition is always one of the international yachting calendar’s standout occasions. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Jérémie Beyou claims leg 4 win By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 4:10 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, at 11h 20m 50s (French time, 09h 20m 50s UTC) Jérémie Beyou (Maître Coq) crossed the finish of the fourth and final stage off Cherbourg-Octeville to win the leg from Les Sables d'Olonne and also secure his third overall victory over his 14 participations. ...

ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions By ISAF, , 4:02 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking a modern, lightweight catamaran with spinnaker and daggerboards to be used at the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds. The selected manufacturer will be required to supply and maintain the multihull equipment. Key criteria include that the equipment represents a clear pathway to the Olympic Games, is cost effective, visually appealing and athletically challenging for competitors. ...

Jérémie Beyou remporte la Solitaire du Figaro 2014 By Agence Mer & Media, , 3:45 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Jérémie Beyou a mis tout le monde d'accord à Cherbourg ! Il remporte la dernière étape mais surtout sa troisième Solitaire du Figaro, épreuve qu'il avait déjà gagnée en 2005 et 2011. Trois victoires sur cette grande classique est un exploit que seuls trois marins de légende du Vendée Globe avaient réussi à ce jour : Philippe Poupon, Jean Le Cam et Michel Desjoyeaux ...

The Foiling Week - The first 'Invitational' of the Moth Class By Domenico Boffi, , 3:10 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Foiling Week, in addition to the Open National Championships, the first Moth Invitational will take place. Some of the best mothies in the world will fight in an innovative short course, very fast and tactical: the TFW Moth Invitational. ...

470 Junior Worlds - Flawless performances on day 4 By 470 International Association Class, , 2:11 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
There were flawless performances from the French teams on this critical fourth day at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships. Two more races wrapped and two more to go before the top 10 Medal Race on 3 July. Back to back race wins for the French men's and women's teams of Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan and Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz. ...

Oman Sail gears up for the start of the Tour de France a la Voile By Oman Sail, , 1:17 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On Friday 4 July, the Oman Sail M34 squad will line up against some of France’s leading offshore sailors for the 37th edition of the eight-stage marathon race around the coast of France starting in Dunkerque on the English Channel and racing 733 nautical miles to finish at the end of July in Nice on the Mediterranean. ...

Lake Garda: 18 Foot Skiff European Championships 2014 By Event Media, , 1:17 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
During the first couple of days the 18 footers succeeded with six very good races organised by the Yacht Club Campione at Lake Garda. British Jarrod Simpson has taken a two point lead over American Howard Hamlin. But top is very close with only few points to the next boats. ...

Clipper Race - Tension builds as the fleet enters the Pentland Firth By Clipper Ventures, , 12:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, with less than 50 miles now separating the entire fleet, race 15, the OneDLL cup looks set to be one of the most contested races so far as the teams enter the notorious stretch of water known as the Pentland Firth. ...

La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire - Outlook far from clear By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 12:27 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
For overall leader of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, Jérémie Beyou, the outlook for the fourth and final leg of the 2014 miles race is far from clear. ...

Red Bull 49erFX: Time flies for Womens 49er FX World Champions By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 12:11 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
After being home for a month with a few weeks of training in the Auckland winter, we boarded a plane, and are already back in Europe for our second trip for 2014. Thankfully this time we were able to pass on doing the 3,444km drive north from Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki, Finland, onto our driver, who would deliver our boat to the 49erFX European Championships. ...

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