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Robert Scheidt and Felipe Massa meet in Oxfordshire By Star Sailors League, , 3:40 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
In collaboration with the English Formula 1 team, Star Sailors League organised a meeting yesterday between leading Brazilian sportsmen, Felipe Massa and Robert Scheidt, at the Williams’ headquarters in Grove, Oxfordshire. ...

12 Metre North Americans - A blast from the America’s Cup past By Barby MacGowan, , 3:30 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
This weekend, America’s Cup fans will enjoy a blast from the past when the legendary 12 Metre Class takes to Rhode Island Sound for the 2014 12 Metre North American Championships. The three-day regatta (September 26-28) hosts six competitors (all docked at Bannister’s Wharf), and racing will commence at 11 a.m. daily on the same waters where the America’s Cup was staged from 1930-1983. ...

Applications open for 2015 British Keelboat Academy By Matt Carter, , 2:41 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Want to break into the world of professional yacht racing? The British Keelboat Academy could be the foot in to the door you need. Applications are now open for the next wave of young British keelboat sailing stars to get involved. Managed and delivered by UKSA, the BKA is an RYA programme developing 18 to 24 year old British Keelboat sailors, working with them across all areas of the sport. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup qualification system published By ISAF, , 2:23 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The qualification system for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup (SWC) has been published. The 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup will consist of five rounds for all ten Olympic events and where possible, Formula Kite Racing. ...

Lorenzo Chiavarini receives coveted Marlow Ropes Award + Video By Matt Carter, , 2:16 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Having just returned from the Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships with his best ever result from a senior World Championship, Lorenzo Chiavarini has been handed an extra boost to his flourishing campaign after having been awarded the coveted Marlow Ropes Award. ...

Marine Rescue Forster Tuncurry recognised with Water Safety Week Award By Ken McManus, , 1:52 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue Forster-Tuncurry has been named a winner in the 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards, taking out the prize for the Water Safety Event of the Year. The Award, presented tonight, is for the unit’s successful Water Expo, staged in January at the peak of the summer holiday and boating season. The award was accepted by Deputy Unit Commander Ray Mazurek. ...

Marine Rescue NSW wins 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards By Ken McManus, , 1:46 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers have been recognised for their enormous contribution to safety on the water, with the rescue service taking out a prestigious title at the 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards. MRNSW won the Most Outstanding Contribution to Water Safety by an Organisation category at the annual awards, presented tonight. ...

2015 ISAF Team Racing Worlds - GBR Selection now open By Matt Carter, , 1:38 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The opportunity to represent the British Sailing Team Racing Team at the 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championships is now open after the confirmation of trial dates for selection. The British Team enjoyed great success at the 2011 Championships in Schull, Ireland, claiming both the prestigious Team Racing World title and the Under 21 World title. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 26, 2014 - Markets tumble By Collinson FX, , 1:32 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
September 26, 2014: Markets tumbled overnight, hit hard by Central Bank activity and Geo-Politics, boosting the safety value of the Dollar. The NZD crashed after threats of intervention by RBNZ Governor Wheeler. He jawboned the currency lower commenting the currency was 'unjustifiable and unsustainable'. He cited recent falls in commodity prices had not been reflected in the KIWI and thus he would ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre named as Spanish team sponsor + Video By Sail-World, , 11:09 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean 65 'Mapfre' will sail under the colours of Spain in the new edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was confirmed today, Friday, that the insurance company Mapfre would become the naming rights sponsor of the Spanish team headed by Pedro Campos. ...

Extreme Sailing Series returns to Nice for the penultimate Act of 2014 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:04 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Act 7 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ global tour is just around the corner, as some of world’s best sailors prepare to descend once again on to the shores of Nice, France, for the penultimate Act in the battle for the 2014 crown. ...

ISAF invites bids for 2016 Women's Match Racing World Championship By ISAF, , 7:55 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds has been held every year since 1999 with the most recent event in 2014 being hosted in Cork, Ireland as Sweden's Anna Kjellberg claimed an emphatic victory over Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) to take her first world title. Bids must be received by the ISAF Secretariat and must include confirmation of support for the bid from the relevant Member National Authority. ...

New maps of the polar regions reveal unseen world beneath the ice By British Antarctic Survey, , 7:51 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The 14th edition of the Atlas also includes a new double page map of the Arctic Ocean, which highlights the dramatic long-term decline of Arctic sea ice cover. The sub-ice maps draw on bedrock data, provided by the British Antarctic Survey, to show physical features which are obscured by ice cover. ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne - Teaming up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:30 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The first event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the William Angliss Institute Resort Management Cup, is now taking entries from both school age and open teams. For the third year running, world cup competitors looking for a final tactical tune-up can enter this team sailing event competing for their school, home state or country. ...

Mascalzone Latino Jr. named 2014 Melges 20 European Ranking Champion By International Melges 20 Class Association, , 4:58 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
At the end of a very intense European racing season, the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association is pleased to announce and name Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. as the overall 2014 European Ranking Champion. ...

2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Le Berre keeps winning in Sheboygan By WIM Series, , 4:09 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
From flat calm to a little breeze, and with a foggy conclusion. Anne-Claire Le Berre handled it all. With her nine – zero record the French skipper remains undefeated at the top of Buddy Melges Challenge, the fourth and penultimate stage of the 2014 WIM Series, in Sheboygan, USA. ...

Auckland On Water Boat Show: SUP record attempt Saturday afternoon By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:54 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
An attempt will be made on Saturday afternoon set set a new Guinness World Record mark for the most people on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) The SUP used for the record attempt will be supplied by leading New Zealand inflatable manufacturer, Lancer Industries, and the SUP uses Lancer's AirDock technology.. ...

Hobie 16 Open North American Champ and Pan Am Games Qualifier - Day 4 By Greg Raybon, , 3:31 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Racing was postponed again today at the Hobie 16 Open North American Champ and Pan Am Games Qualifier thanks to the early fall Nor’easter to that decided to form and not to leave Lewes Delaware today. Winds remained well above 25 knots and seas were even bigger than yesterday. ...

2014 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship - Day 2 By Jake Fish, , 2:52 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The J/22 teams and the race committee patiently waited for breeze on a hot Thursday afternoon for the second day and were rewarded with two races to officially launch the 2014 U.S. Adult Championship, hosted by the Fort Worth Boat Club. ...

Fireflies win RS Tera at Bart’s Bash! By Steven Greaves, Southampton , 2:25 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Stuart Hudson persuaded Sally Wakefield and current National Champions Paul and Laura Kameen to represent the Firefly Class at this year’s Battle of the Classes at the Southampton Boat Show. Full of confidence in what was a formidable team, hopes were high as they surveyed the course which had the windward mark set under a cliff which was the side of a cruise ship. ...

J/105 North Americans - Wilmer and McLaughlin master light conditions By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:21 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Rod Wilmer and Terry McLaughlin excelled in the light air of the opening day of the J/105 North American Championship hosted by Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

J/24 World Championship - Will Welles hangs on going into last day By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 1:53 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
With marginal conditions and diminishing visibility on the ocean course, the Race Committee chose to sail inside north of the Newport Bridge for races seven and eight of the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) sailed his throw-out in race seven but came back with a solid six in race eight to hold onto the lead with a total score of 31 points. ...

2014 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton - Entries now open By Janine Pittaway, , 1:28 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Australia’s longest open-ocean kiteboarding race, the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, is returning for 2014 and competition is expected to be fierce. On six December, 110 expert kiters will take off from the pristine waters of Phillip Point on Rottnest Island and race for 19km across the Indian Ocean to Leighton Beach, Fremantle. ...

Open 2.4mR World Championship on the horizon By Bruce Millar, Canadian 2.4mR Class President, , 1:17 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailors from around the world will be welcomed to Toronto, Canada for the 2014 Open 2.4mR World Championship. This will be the first time the 2.4mR world championships are held in Canada. Hosting will be The National Yacht Club, which is located on the shores of Lake Ontario near the heart of city. ...

Marine Rescue Point Danger assists disabled yacht to safety By Ken McManus, , 1:10 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Rescue vessel Point Danger 30 from Marine Rescue Point Danger base, went to the aid of a yacht with mechanical and sail failure shortly before 10 o’clock this morning. The yacht, with three people on board had been experiencing strong winds east of Cook Island off the coast of Northern NSW and was forced to seek help when its engine failed and mainsail blew out. ...

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