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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community By Robert Sand, , 4:27 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
With massive local support, the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event. ...

Coastal Cup sets sail from Alameda June 11 By Andrew Kopetzky, California Pacific Coast , 4:22 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Various coastal breezes and fabulous scenery of the West Coast of California await entrants of the 23rd annual Coastal Cup. The ocean race from San Francisco to Southern California will be returning to Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles. ...

Finn Lynch moves one step closer to realising Olympic dream By ISA, , 4:20 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Yesterday in Croatia, Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Development sailor Finn Lynch moved one step closer to realising his Olympic dream. The 17 year old was competing at the Split Olympic Week in the hopes of earning the second allocated Laser Standard place for the Olympic qualifier in Santander this autumn. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Providence Team IRL ready for action By ISA, , 4:15 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Come Easter Monday, the complete seven-member Irish Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Team, Providence Team IRL, will join a staggering 1,100 sailors on the French Riviera for the final instalment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013-2014 series. ...

RYA Push the Boat Out begins May 17 By Susie NationGrainger, , 3:32 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
People of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to discover sailing on 17-18 May with RYA Push the Boat Out. The nationwide event will see hundreds of sailing clubs from Stromness to Torpoint holding open days and taster sessions to inspire their local communities to get involved in the sport. ...

RS100 Sprint Champs at Rutland SC By David Smart, , 12:48 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Rutland RS100 Sprint Championship - Twelve races in two days, with no discards (Damn - We all need discards!) was going to be a challenge and writing this up two days after the event, the muscles are still recovering from one of the best weekends of sailing to be had. ...

BWA UK Wave Tour begins in three weeks By Nigel Treacy, , 12:05 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
After an exciting Tour in 2013, it’s nearly time for the BWA competitors, crew and coaches to hit the road once again to start the title race for 2014! ...

Toyota Optimist Nationals: Murray's Bay win Interclubs By Angus Haslett, , 11:47 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals get underway at the Manly Sailing Club, around mid-day on Friday. On Thursday the Murrays Bay No 1 Team - Jackson Keon, Kerensa Jennings, Min So, Courtenay Reynolds-Smith and Josh Armit won the National Interclub Teams Racing Regatta at Manly. ...

Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record? By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 11:37 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team begin the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour with the aim, of course, of winning this year’s World Championship title. But as was the case in 2013, when Williams disappointingly finished overall runner-up to Taylor Canfield’s USone team, victory this year would be significant: To date Williams has won the Tour four times – in 2007-8 and 2011-12. ...

32nd Meeting del Garda Optimist starts today + Video By Elena Giolai, , 11:10 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The 32nd Meeting del Garda Optimist - starts today and forms part of the World Youth Sailing Week. The second World Youth Sailing Week organized by Vela Garda Trentino comes to life with the procession and opening ceremony for the 32nd Meeting del Garda Optimist. The procession took place between the Fraglia Vela Riva and the city centre. ...

International Paints Auckland-Tauranga Race: Images from the start By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:00 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail-World was on the water this afternoon, courtesy of RNZYS mark boat, to capture the start of the International Paints Auckland - Tauranga Race. The start was posponed for six hours due to onshore winds gusting over 60kts, by the start they were down to 15kts in the shelter of the inner Waitemata harbour, but further offshore wind gusts of 35kts were recorded. ...

Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video By Kirsten Ferguson, , 10:23 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for day two of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike. ...

Spi Ouest France - Gunning for the top spot By Groupama Sailing Team, , 10:11 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Dominating last season in M34, Groupama Sailing Team won all the races, except one: The Spi Ouest France. Beaten by a very high performance Courrier Dunkerque, from there on in Franck Cammas' crew were on an upward spiral. ...

Sail Port Stephens - Spoils go to Ginger By Di Pearson, , 10:05 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
At Sail Port Stephens, held from 11-13 April, in an ongoing running battle between owners in the MC38 class, Leslie Green and his Ginger have come away the winners, after the usual fight to the finish terminated with the winner decided on count back. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - KIWI treads water By Collinson FX, , 11:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - Chinese Retail Sales continued to expand, although this is marginal in terms of economic impact, as the economy is trade drvien unlike the domestic driven Western nations. This did support demand, halting the recent slide in commodities, underpinning the associated currencies. The AUD is attempting to regain the 0.9400 level and the KIWI was treadin ...

HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...

RS800 Grand Prix at Stokes Bay SC By Peter Barton, , 9:50 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Round 1 of the UK RS800 Grand Prix series kicked off at sun drenched blue sky mecca of Stokes Bay over 12/13 April. The double bonus was how the sunshine and the tide direction boosted the forecasted wind to fun levels on both days with Saturday even being quite fruity over the legendary Stokes mogul field. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action By US Sailing, , 9:29 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Following a short break after the completion of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be in action again April 21-26 at the upcoming World Cup event in Hyères, France. A strong American contingent of over 30 athletes will compete in nine Olympic classes. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The return of Outteridge and Jensen By Australian Sailing Team, , 9:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
After the recent gold and two bronze medals at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the Australian Sailing Team are now just a few days away from the start of racing at the next ISAF World Cup Regatta in Hyères, France. Over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail in Hyères next week, including a near-full contingent of the Australian Sailing Team and Squad. ...

RYA Youth National Championships - Gold fleet racing underway + Video By Matt Carter, , 8:45 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
On day three of the RYA Youth National Championships, sunshine and an average 12-15 knots greeted the 392 sailors vying for Championships honours as the nation’s future Olympic hopefuls took to the water for another fantastic day of competition. ...

Teen organizes fundraiser for Andrew Simpson’s Sailing Foundation By Sarah Johnson, , 7:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Fourteen year old Billy Vennis Ozanne, from Hampshire is organizing for the proceeds from the HISC 5th May Pursuit Race to be donated to his sailing hero Andrew (Bart) Simpson’s Sailing Foundation. Billy was inspired after meeting the gold and silver Olympic medallist, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson when he visited Hayling Island Sailing Club two years ago following the 2012 London Olympics. ...

Tripulaciones de lujo en la quinta edición de Les Voiles de St. Barth By Fabrice Thomazeau, , 6:16 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
A punto de poner punto final a la temporada del Caribe, las 70 embarcaciones inscritas en esta quinta edición de Les Voiles de St. Barth están disfrutando del buen ambiente de la isla, tanto en tierra como en el mar. Con las nueve clases separadas en cuatro salidas diferentes, la flota disputó ayer la primera regata con una ligera brisa de entre 8 y 10 nudos. ...

Laser Europa Cup - 346 sailors battle in Marseille By Barbara Murray (As Amended by ISAF), , 6:05 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The second leg of the 2014 Europa Cup series was held in Marseille, France over the weekend ending on 15 April. Racing got off most days at around noon except for the third day when the first start was at about five and saliors docking as the sun went down. ...

Auckland - Tauranga Race: Start postponed for six hours By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 5:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The start of the Auckland to Tauranga race has been delayed for at least six hours due to strong winds, predicted to be gusting to 60kts at the race start. The average wind strength at Bean Rock for the original start time of 1000hrs was predicted to be 35 kts gusting into the 60's. With the postponed start winds are expected to be a more sedate 23kts average, gusting to a more managable 35kts. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The first team to officially qualify for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is Dongfeng Race Team. Confirmation came direct from Jack Lloyd, Race Director of the Volvo Ocean Race that following the team’s recent 18 day training voyage, Dongfeng Race Team has met the official qualification requirements of sailing 2,000 nautical miles non-stop with 60% of the crew members for Leg 1 onboard. ...

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