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Formula Kite World Championships - 17 year old Bridge on top + Video
By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul ,
2:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships in Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey saw the beginning of the Final Series for the mens fleet, with Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) topping the leaderboard with a strong lightwind performance. Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) jumped into second position with a 1-2 score, while Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) defends his bronce podium spot.
Rugged-up and reefed at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
8:54 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Rugged-up crew, reefed sails and rockin’ downwind rides on the penultimate day of racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week replaced the lazy start to the six day series last Sunday, August 17, 2014. There was a buzz around the dock this morning in anticipation of a fresh breeze and return of the S-SE tradewinds to the Whitsundays didn’t disappoint.
Foils for the Masses - A look at the Glide Free Foiling Kit
By David Schmidt, ,
7:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It’s virtually impossible to look at imagery from the 34th America’s Cup and not have a serious 'I wish!' conversation with your mates. While the foil-bound AC72 class of wingsail-powered cats look truly outrageous, sadly, these rarefied America’s Cup class yachts cost tens of millions of dollars to design, build and maintain, and represent the absolute pinnacle of experts-only sailing hardware.
Win a Fijian getaway thanks to Geelong Travel and Festival of Sails
By Royal Geelong Yacht Club, ,
11:49 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Thanks to our new sponsor Geelong Travel and the Festival of Sails, you have the chance to win a magnificent getaway for two, to tropical Fiji. All you need to do is get your entry completed for the Festival of Sails 2015 (including the Australian Multihull Championships) prior to midnight on Sunday 30th November 2014.
2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads
By Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan ,
10:02 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - In the first of four days of match race sailing at the 2014 Detroit Cup, Australia’s Sam Gilmour and his Neptune Racing Team from Australia have taken the early lead. Gilmour leads a field of twelve teams from six countries racing here through Sunday in this ISAF Grade Two event in this second stop of the USA Grand Slam match racing series.
Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Opening series concludes
By ISAF, ,
9:58 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August. A non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the Youth Olympic Games Sailing Competition to a close with gold, silver and bronze to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293.
Extreme Sailing Series: Strong breeze gets Practice underway in Wales
By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, ,
9:52 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Practice day in Cardiff for the fifth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series and teams got a taste of things to come over the next few days. Starting the day in a light 4-6 knots, the breeze built quickly with gusts to 20 knots. Sails were reefed and, for reasons of safety, guests were absent from the back of the boats
Octogenarian on verge of being named MC38 Australian champion
By Di Pearson, MC38 media, ,
8:22 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
With only one race remaining in the 12-race series, octogenarian Leslie Green and his Ginger crew are on the verge of being crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, following two windward-leeward races at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today.
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Extremely light winds for Thursday's racing
By High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds, ,
7:38 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a tough day for race officials and competitors on the water at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 underway at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northerlies that looked promising at the clubhouse in the morning died off and the sea breeze that normally builds in from the southwest took its time arriving today.
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO
By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island ,
5:17 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
‘Bucket List’ is fast becoming one of the English language’s most over-used epithets.
And it’s not as if photographer Craig Greenhill of Saltwater Images and freelance photojournalist Crosbie Lorimer are old enough yet to be worrying too much about such things.
But when they got the hint that there might be an opportunity to get a ride on one of the fastest sailing machines around