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Final round of KiteFoil GoldCup to take place in Townsville By Sail-World.com/John Byrne, , 8:50 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The third and final round of the KiteFoil GoldCup starts in Townsville this Friday. The event is set to run from 25 September to the October 1st. ...

Grenada Sailing Week - Dates set for 2015 edition By Grenada Sailing Week, , 6:48 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The dates are definite and planning for Grenada Sailing Week Thursday 29 January to Tuesday 3 February 2015 is under way. Skippers’ Briefing on Thursday 29 January will be followed by Racing on Friday and Saturday, a Lay Day on Sunday and then more Racing on Monday and Tuesday. ...

A guide to steering without a rudder + Video - a must read and watch!! By CCA/Michael Keyworth, , 6:39 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Lost your rudder at sea? Michael Keyworth perfected a way to steer using drogues. To engineer this solution, he removed the rudder from his own boat(!), and experimented with different method, and has summarized his technique in this terrific article. ...

Portsmouth-based barge operator breaches maritime legislation By Mike Douglas, , 6:21 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The operator of a Portsmouth-based barge has today been made to pay almost £111,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a breach of maritime legislation. Serco Ltd admitted an offence at Portsmouth Crown Court in relation to the health and safety of workers aboard the barge 1706, which is operated as part of a service contract with the Ministry of Defence. ...

Audi Melges 20 Canadian Nationals - Power day at Port Credit YC By International Melges 20 Class Association, , 6:12 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
As if on cue, overnight storms and rain clouds parted as Audi Melges 20 teams pulled into the Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) parking lot allowing for crystal clear, sunny conditions for the final day of racing at the 2014 Canadian National Championship. ...

You scratched my seagrass! By Steven Katona, Newport, RI , 4:35 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailors for the Sea publishes monthly articles that translate the language of marine science into fascinating articles about ocean health. ...

Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai on the horizon By Les Regates Royales, , 3:57 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
In less than 24 hours nearly 150 yachts will dock out the Vieux Port in Cannes for the opening day of the 36th edition of the Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai. For the coming five days the Bay of Cannes will guarantee the traditional show, everyone has been waiting for, year after year. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Suited, booted and ready for the start By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:11 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
With our hearts in our mouths we countdown the days until Charles Caudrelier and his men on Dongfeng are suited and booted ready for the start day of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team is ready to take on some of the best sailors our generation has ever seen. ...

5.5m IC World Championship - Racing abandoned on day 1 By Tessa Wiechmann, , 2:35 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Due to lack of wind, racing was abandoned on the first day of the 5.5m World Championship 2014 in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. The weather forecast for Tuesday calls for 13-15 knots from the northeast and partially sunny skies. ...

Join us on Boating Safety Day on 28 September By Roads and Maritime Services, , 2:27 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Boating Safety Day is a free community event for the whole family. Join us across NSW on Sunday 28 September, between 10am and 2pm, enjoy a range of marine activities and learn about safe and responsible boating. ...

Winners with Zhik: Aleh and Powrie on the 470's in Santander By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:24 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Continuing this this regular feature on Sail-World, we talk with 2013 World Champions and Rolex Sailors of the Year, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie on their views at the end of the ISAF Sailing Worlds in Santander. ...

Cocos Keeling Islands - Yet another paradise for the World ARC fleet By World Cruising Club, , 1:17 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Following a relatively short stopover in Christmas Island, eleven of the World ARC fleet have now arrived in their next paradise, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. From first settlement in 1826 by English merchant Alexander Hare, through decades of administration by the Clunies-Ross dynasty, most island inhabitants had little freedom or contact with the outside world. ...

Vulcain Trophy - Team Tilt finishes sixth By Team Tilt Sailing, , 1:08 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Team Tilt closed the 2014 Vulcain Trophy Decision 35 championship over the weekend satisfied with what has been a positive season for the young team. The youth sailing team, led by Lucien Cujean and Sebastien Schneiter, has undergone regular crew rotation throughout the year and closed the season with a sixth place on the championship leaderboard and a ninth place at the final Grand Prix SAP. ...

The game Barcelona World Race is back! By FNOB, Barcelona , 12:59 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
It's been a long wait, but the new virtual game from the Barcelona World Race is here and it's packed with new features. In addition to the new developments, we are looking to make even more improvements, with your help. So, how can you help? ...

Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie By Canadian International Soling Association, , 12:42 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
After the storm at the Soling North Americans, that helped calm down the youngs and the music late at night, the wind moved to the west; Early in the morning it was blowing around 20 knots. ...

Platu 25 World Championship - Teams ready for Antibes action By Sabrina Bonaiti, Lecco , 12:22 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Everything is ready for the most expected appointment of this sail season. Platu 25 crews joined in Antibes, Azur Coast, in order to take part in the World Championship organized by Société de Régates de Antibes – Juan les Pins from the 22nd to the 27th of September. ...

NZL Sailing Team: Action with Zhik - 2014 ISAF Sailing Worlds By Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:43 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The Sailing Energy team of Jesus Renedo, Barbara Sanchez and Pedro Martinez were on the water for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. Earlier this year, the NZL Sailing Team partnered with Zhik, and most of the team wear Zhik high performance kit when competing. ...

RS800 Grand Prix 2014, Lymington Town SC - Report By Luke McEwen, , 9:20 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
After waiting for two and a half hours in mostly sub-4 knot drifting conditions, including a general recall, the 800s finally got away for their first race in a light easterly with the flood tide helping. Ex-49ers Matt Humphreys and Amy Cartwright played the shifts right to cross in front of the fleet on the first beat. ...

Bart’s Bash set to smash Guinness Record as biggest ever sailing event By Irene Corosu, London , 9:07 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Bart's Bash - Thousands of people from around the world took part today in Bart’s Bash, a sailing race that looks set to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race (24 hours). Set up to remember Olympic gold medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson and to inspire the next generation of sailors, Bart’s Bash attracted over 18,000 participants of all ages and abilities ...

Vulcain Trophy 2014 - Realteam wins Grand Prix SAP By Realteam Sailing, , 8:58 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The Swiss team, led by Jerome Clerc, closed the 2014 Decision 35 season in style this weekend, winning the Société Nautique de Genève’s Grand Prix SAP and finishing second overall in the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy season championship, making this a podium finish for the third year in a row. ...

Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week 2015 - Autumn leaves By Louay Habib, , 8:40 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
There are a number of Caribbean regattas throughout the season and one of the growing regattas is Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week. Yacht racing in Grenada dates back to the 1950s but Grenada Sailing Week was only established in 2012 and has been growing in popularity ever since. 36 yachts entered last year from France, Australia, Canada, Austria, Great Britain, Spain and Caribbean Islands. ...

2014 Finn Gold Cup - A week in images By Robert Deaves, , 8:11 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The Finn Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious and hard to win trophies in the world of sailing and he made it look easy. Is there anyone who can challenge him over the next two years as he continues towards his Olympic dream? Santander provided a beautiful location for the championships with fantastic sailing conditions when there was enough wind. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds – Aus Sailing Team video: 49er and Nacra 17 medals By Cora Zillich, , 7:57 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
On the final day (Sunday 21 September) Olympic gold medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen took away a bronze medal in the 49er – Men’s Skiff class in the tightest battle of the day. Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin won the first World Championship medal for Australia in the Nacra17. ...

Hurricane Odile: Two Brits missing in Mexico after yacht overturns By Jessica Best, , 7:26 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Paul Whitehouse and Simone Wood, from Wolverhampton and London, were in La Paz in Baja California when Hurricane Odile hit the Baja California peninsula last Sunday. It is thought their yacht overturned, and the couple have not been seen since. The couple is thought to have been living in La Paz for around a year. Mr Whitehouse is believed to be a scuba diving instructor in the city. ...

Sailor texts girlfriend for help after yacht sinks in Bristol Channel By KenMcCormick, , 6:40 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
This might be the Texting and Facebook generation but boaters need to use VHF radio says volunteer rescuers from Weston-super-Mare's lifeboat station who rescued a yachtsman whose boat sank in the middle of the Bristol Channel and who then texted his girlfriend. ...

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