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ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago By World Cruising Club, , 9:34 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
A few weeks on from the start of the inaugural ARC Baltic the fleet are now cruising and anchoring in the beautiful Finnish archipelago after a warm and learned stopover in St Petersburg. Leaving Russian territorial waters was a milestone for the event marking entry to the sixth country of the rally in just over three weeks. ...

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Women kick start action in El Médano By Chris Yates, , 9:11 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Tenerife PWA World Cup saw the sailors registering between 10am and 12pm. Over the duration of the morning the wind slowly built and by the late afternoon the women began their single elimination, after the juniors had earlier taken centre stage. By the end of the opening day, all but one heat of the first two rounds has been completed. ...

U.S. Qualifying Series - Storied yacht clubs to take part By Stuart Streuli, , 9:00 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Founded in 1849 and 1875, respectively, Southern Yacht Club and Chicago Yacht Club are two of the oldest and most respected sailing organizations in the United States. ...

Copa del Rey - Day 1 on board Robertissima By Paul Cayard, , 8:23 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Champion sailor Paul Cayard reports on the opening day of racing at the Copa del Rey Mapfre: Today was the first day of the, 33rd annual, Copa del Rey, one of the Mediterranean's largest regatta's. I am sailing onboard Robertissima as tactician. Robertissima is a 72' Vrolijk design IRC yacht. There are four others similar to us in our class. ...

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - First start postponed on day 3 By Rupert Holmes/CWL, , 8:13 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
At Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, day three was one of windshifts, gusts and lulls in a mostly south-westerly breeze that averaged 8-10 knots, until a stronger west-southwesterly that reached 18 knots, became established mid-afternoon. ...

AWT Pacasmayo Classic - Swell arrives as riders prepare for action By American Windsurfing Tour, , 8:05 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Wow! What an amazing day. Pacasmayo Classic competitors couldn’t have asked for a better warmup than Saturday. Waves were solid logo+ off the point and reeling all the way down past the El Faro Adventure Resort. To put that in perspective, the distance between the point and the resort is somewhere around a kilometer, maybe more. ...

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Racing canceled on day 2 By ISAF, , 7:28 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
For Rio de Janeiro's thousands of tourists Monday 4 August was the perfect day with a beating Brazilian sun, clear South American skies and the occasional gust of light breeze to cool down bathers on Copacabana Beach. Unfortunately, for the 324 sailors from 34 countries it was not perfect conditions for sailboat racing as light winds forced the Race Committee to cancel all the day's racing by 16:0 ...

Copa del Rey - Quantum dominates opening day By 52 Super Series, , 7:15 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
As the Bay of Palma delivered typically glamorous sea breeze conditions to open the 33rd Copa del Rey, the third regatta of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Doug DeVos’ Quantum Racing proved best able to maintain the highest level of consistency on a race area which places such a high premium on winning and using the key left flank of the upwind track. ...

ORC World Championship - Light wind opening day of racing By ORC Media, , 6:52 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
A dominant high pressure center in northern Germany today challenged sailors and race managers alike in the first day of racing at the 2014 ORC World Championship, but there is one race on the scoreboard and five early leaders in the competition. The northerly breezes never topped eight knots and dropped at times below five before shutting down completely and preventing further racing today. ...

Copa del Rey - Azzurra closes first day with a third By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 6:43 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Azzurra closed the opening day of racing at the Copa del Rey with a third, tied on points with second-placed Ran. Quantum clearly dominated the day. The 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre, third stage of the Barclays 52 Super Series, kicked off today on the waters of the bay of Palma. ...

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Russians dominate opening day By Jessica Francis, , 6:33 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
At the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, the two teams representing Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, Bronenosec (RUS) helmed by Commodore Vladimir Liubomirov and Tsaar Peter (RUS) crewed by the Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge, dominated the first day of racing. The event is held in conjunction with the 33 Copa del Rey Mapfre in Palma winning races one and two apiece. ...

Optimist British Open and National Champ - Sunshine aplenty on day 3 By Amy Cada, , 6:09 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Weymouth delivered sunshine and lighter winds for the 450 plus sailors competing at the Volvo Gill Optimist British and National Championships today. A flat sea state was consistent across all the courses with 6-8 knots of wind, which picked up slightly when the sea breeze came in the afternoon. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 5:23 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day one of the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images of the action. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 5:03 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck for races one and two at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images. Enjoy! ...

Lysekil Women’s Match - All set for Swedish West Coast action By WIM Series, , 4:05 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
When the Lysekil Women’s Match begins Tuesday, the event will be celebrating its tenth anniversary with a very competitive field of nine crews of six sailors each. Will Danish world number one Camilla Ulrikkeholm take her fourth consecutive victory in the beautiful Swedish West Coast archipelago? Can World Champion Anna Kjellberg get her first triumph on her home waters? ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore to host 2015 Series opener By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:52 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Singapore is set to host the curtain-raiser to the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series world tour – the first of eight Host Venues across three continents to be revealed, confirmed Series organisers OC sport and Series Main Partner, Land Rover. ...

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda preparing for international regattas By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 3:39 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
While holidaymakers flock to Sardinia to enjoy stunning beaches and sweltering August temperatures, staff at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are hard at work preparing for two major international regattas in September. The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup will see thousands of sailors from around the globe flock to the exclusive resort of Porto Cervo for two weeks of world-class sailing. ...

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Fleets ready for lift off By Daniel Smith, , 3:14 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
After the Finn and RS:X fleets kicked off racing at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Sunday, the remaining seven will start on Monday 4 August. All five race courses will be used on Monday with three areas - Ponte, Escola Naval and Pão de Açucar -situated inside Guanabara Bay and the other two - Copacabana and Niterói - located outside the bay in open water. ...

Vendée Globe - Nicolas Hulot supports Energy Challenge + Video By Solène Rennuit, , 2:37 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President for the 2015 Conference on Climate Change, has announced his support for Phil Sharp’s zero-carbon emissions Vendée Globe campaign, whilst welcoming him as an ambassador for his Foundation. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Set sights on Porto Cervo action By Alessandra Ghezzi, , 2:07 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Once every two years in September, Swan owners from around the globe gather for a week of competition, friendship and glamour at the iconic Rolex Swan Cup, which this year celebrates its 18th anniversary, from September 8-14 in Porto Cervo (ITA). ...

Panerai Transat Classique - Xarifa, a giant joins the race By Panerai Transat Classique, , 1:59 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The pre-registration of the big three-master Xarifa raises the bar in the Panerai Transat Classique 2015. In terms of pedigree, she belongs to the extraordinary class of vessels which, since the mid-nineteenth century, have been writing the history of yachting. Her timeless elegance belies a colourful career marked with numerous name changes. ...

ORC International World Championship 2014 - Action shots from day 1 By Max Ranchi Photography, , 12:41 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were on deck at the ORC International World Championship 2014 to capture these images on day one. ...

Barclays 52 Super Series - Copa del Rey Mapfre 2014 - Playing catch up By Barclays 52 Super Series, , 11:23 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
And while Quantum Racing may be perceived to be a dominant force after winning the US Super Series and the Audi TP52 World Championship title under skipper Ed Baird, in reality when racing starts tomorrow Monday Quantum Racing are actually only four points ahead of Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing and five points ahead of the Roemmers family’s Azzurra skippered by Guile Parada. ...

RPAYC’s new Commodore and Vice Commodore and first female Life Member By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 10:57 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Ian Audsley was elected Commodore uncontested and Michael Lockley was elected Vice Commodore by the near 100 voting members present. 'Ian and Michael will lead a formidable team to take the club forward for the next three years,' forecasted outgoing Commodore Rob Curtis. ...

International Sailing Regatta - RS:X and Finn fleets put Rio to test By ISAF, , 10:34 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
With 28 racers on the water it's not far off the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition fleet size. In two years' time 36 racers will take to water and van Rijsselberge is enjoying the similarities, 'We have a really nice fleet here. That's the biggest plus. Everybody is here and it's a strong field. I think it's a really good test. ...

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