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America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue By Sarah Alexander, , 3:33 PM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Joint statement from the teams Luna Rossa Challenge, Artemis Racing, Ben Ainslie Racing and Team France, who will be challenging for the 35th America’s Cup. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 25, 2014 - Currency jawboning By Collinson FX, , 3:32 PM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 25, 2014: The RBNZ raised rates to 3.5% while jawboning the KIWI lower. Wheeler has concluded that the NZD is overvalued, while stoking the fires by rising rates, to provide even more attractive interest rate differentials. Tightening monetary policy will have the desired effect of curbing economic growth, as the cost of capital rises, thus fulfilling his own prophesy. ... [more]

Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC By Erik Simonson, , 2:47 PM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The small and funky 51 year old Bay View Boat Club, centered in the heart of one of the hottest real estate regions on the planet, is the envy of of every developer on the San Francisco Peninsula. It, and it's even funkier, smaller and older cousin just up the road, The Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club exist, in part of a grandfather clause via the Port of San Francisco's leasing agreement. ... [more]

Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014 By Fiona Brown, , 2:35 PM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Chris Hadden and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club's Race Committee gave it their all to achieve two races on the final day of the Six Metre European Championship, but the wind once again refused to cooperate and their best efforts were thwarted. As a result no Six Metre European Champion, Modern or Classic, could be declared for 2014. ... [more]

Half model of Sir Edward's yacht presented to the Royal Southern YC By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 2:21 PM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Trustees of the Sir Edward Heath Foundation today presented a half model of Sir Edward's yacht, Morning Cloud 2, to the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire. It is intended as a memento of Britain's most celebrated sailing Prime Minister and of the central role the Club played in his sailing career. ... [more]

£500 cheque presented by International Moth Class Worlds fleet By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 2:02 PM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
On Wednesday evening, the International Moth Class presented a cheque for £500 to the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station to thank them for their help in rescuing sailors, including Moth sailors, throughout the year. Co-incidentally during the presentation, a yacht called 'Moth' (pictured) was being towed in by the RNLI past the Lifeboat station. ... [more]

Australian Team head to Germany For O'pen Bic Worlds By Ryan Spring, Manly , 1:43 PM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 2014 O'pen Bic worlds is being held at Lübecker Yacht Club, Travemünder Woche, in Germany from the 23rd to the 27th of July. With over 120 individual entries and several nations involved the stage is set for it to be the best yet. ... [more]

Launch of ASAF Cup and ASAF Youth Cup series By Icarus Sailing Media, , 12:17 PM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
ASAF (Asian Sailing Federation) held their Executive Committee meeting in Singapore at the ASAF Secretariat on 21st March 2014. The launch of the ASAF Cup and ASAF Youth Cup series was announced. When reviewing the Championships events in 2014-2015, the Executive Committee expressed sincere thanks to all those MNA’s and clubs who have come forward to host these ASAF Cup and ASAF Youth Cup events. ... [more]

J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race By J/Boats, , 11:48 AM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - GMT
This year’s Chicago Mackinac Race was up to its usual tricks again, offering the fleet the dilemma of starting off with breezes in the NE to SE quadrants, with a hole forming in the middle of the rhumbline on late Saturday evening after the start. ... [more]

40,000 miles of fundraising and awareness for youth cancer charity By Amy Martindale, , 10:43 AM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Announced as the official charity of the Clipper 2013 -14 Round the World Race in October 2012, over £23,000 has been raised for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust during the 40,000 mile challenge. ... [more]

Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 9:39 AM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The first day at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games started with an event win for double sailing Olympian, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA). The second event didn't go quite as planned, but it was what it was, and now we move onto Friday's events and the rest of the competition. ... [more]

Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:09 AM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Departure Planning tool from PredictWind can save huge amounts of time planning and give you more hours sailing. It does this by looking at four different departure dates that are separated by 24 hours, and assessing the weather to pick the best day to leave for a particular journey ... [more]

2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory By Pacific Cup, , 8:27 AM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Winning an ocean race like the Pacific Cup requires skill, but also some luck. Unlike many previous years where a boat performance was key, this year was more of a chess match, with luck and weather analysis making a big difference. Everyone in the fleet sailed south of the rhumb line for the first third of the race, but those who remained south suffered severely. ... [more]

2014 Ilhabela Sailing Week - The competition continues By Soto40, , 4:29 AM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - GMT
After Alcatrazes Race, a course of 46 nm which was the longest of the event, the five boats that are participating in the Ilhabela Sailing Week completed four more races. Today they couldn’t sail due to lack of wind. On Tuesday, second day of racing, it was an Ilhabela’s typical day. ... [more]

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Record safe for another year By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:09 AM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - It should be a pleasant ride all the way to Queensland for the 56 competitors in the 29th edition of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, according to Andrew Treloar from the Bureau of Meteorology, who delivered the weather forecast at the official race briefing at the Club last evening. ... [more]

O'pen Bic WOC - Wind and sun with close racing on day 2 By Simon Dubbin, Travemunde , 3:37 AM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Day two of the O'pen Bic WOC again had wind, sun and waves with a 12-18 knots NE breeze. Two fleets took to the water again with the U13 Division completing three races first on the GOLF course at Travemunde week. There were three different winners for the races with Australia's Jack Challands winning the second of the day. ... [more]

Six Metre European Championship - Day 4 By Fiona Brown, , 3:32 AM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 International Six Metre European Championship - After a two-day hiatus, the fourth day of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth finally produced a much-needed third race for the twenty-seven competing teams. The wind failed to cooperate for much of the day and it wasn't until 17.30 that the race finally started in a rainy nine knots from the northeast. ... [more]

BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4 By Patrik Pollak, , 3:04 AM Friday 25 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - No problem!!! We had cart world championship with some very, very attractive prizes. Some exercise, lot of fun, lot of smiles. ... [more]

Burge and Townend seize Osprey Nationals in final race By Alan Henderson, Porthpean , 11:43 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
On the final day of the Osprey Nationals at Porthpean, Cornwall, it was another day of bright basking sunshine, and a wait for the wind. This time though the initial wind was onshore, so it settled and eventually rose to six kts to allow racing, with a trapezoid- sausage course getting its first airing of the event. ... [more]

Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September By Barby MacGowan, , 9:47 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
One hundred and sixty-five years after a flood of fortune seekers headed to San Francisco in search of riches during the Gold Rush of 1849, a new generation of prospectors will be panning for treasure during the 50th anniversary 'Golden Jubilee' edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS) scheduled for September 11-14 at the St. Francis Yacht Club on the Marina. ... [more]

DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video By Erik Simonson, , 9:07 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Bill and Melinda Erkelens complete their second DH Pacific Cup, this time aboard the borrowed Donavan 30' Wolfpack, built in the 1980's to the 1/4 ton rule. Bill explains how their second go around went, how the boat performed and why sailing with Melinda makes things easy! ... [more]

Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes By WIM Series, , 8:09 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
Starting with a totally calm and sunny morning, and finishing the day in thunderstorms and heavy rain, the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, put the sailors to the test on the first day of racing. Four teams stay undefeated, with home sailor Anne-Claire Le Berre and Dutch veteran Klaartje Zuiderbaan sharing the top spot on four victories. ... [more]

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead By Trish Jenkins, , 7:55 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
In contrast to the frustration of yesterday's two unfinished races, today three inshore races were successfully held at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, bringing the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews back on schedule. ... [more]

International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 7:34 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
An earlier start allowed the Gold fleet to get a full four races on the penultimate day of the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island, with the Silver fleet once again getting in three. The breeze was a gusty and shifty 8-13 knots, which dropped off during the final race as it shifted round to the East. Once again racing was held in scorching temperatures under a cloudless sky. ... [more]

OK Dinghy Europeans - New leader emerges as Steinhude turns it up By Robert Deaves, , 7:23 PM Thursday 24 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the OK Dinghy European Championship, Jorgen Svendsen (DEN) has taken a three point lead in Steinhude, Germany after two race wins as the winds peaked out at 26 knots on a tough day for the fleet. Andre Budzien (GER) is still in second with defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) down to third. ... [more]

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