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Boat Shows - the engine powering the boating industry By Bob Wonders, Gold Coast , 2:46 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Recreational boating exhibitions, more commonly and simply referred to as ‘boat shows’ have been employed as the major marketing tool for the pleasure boating industry for many years. ... [more]

Cold and foggy conditions for Victorian Match Racing Championship By Pam Scrivenor, Sydney , 2:19 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The sailors were greeted on day one with choppy seas and 15 kts WSW wind for the start of racing in the Victorian Match Racing Championship. Ten teams took to the water on Sandringham Yacht club’s fleet of six Beneteau 7.5 yachts. Racing commenced on time with the race committee rolling through the flights and the boat change over team working perfectly. ... [more]

BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening By Patrik Pollak, , 2:13 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Racing at the BIC Techno 293 One Design World Championship 2014 did not start yet, but many dreams and visions has been fulfilled already. ... [more]

Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2 By PKRA, , 2:06 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam featured the exciting discipline of slalom, with a total of four rounds run for both the men’s and the women’s fleets. Bibiana Magaji swept all four races of the lady’s fleet and Julien Kerneur led the men’s. ... [more]

'Honey, Let's Go Boating!' next best-seller for Finkelstein By Jeni Bone, , 12:42 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
The next boating Bible from dealer/broker and author, Darren Finkelstein is poised to release: 'Honey, let’s go BOATING!' According to Darren, it was the logical next step after 'Honey Let’s Buy a Boat!' ... [more]

2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA , 11:10 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - On the final day of racing, only the top four teams competed, since the other eight teams matches were completed on Friday. The racers from those teams were able to watch the finals in comfort from spectator boats. RFBYC and SDYC each won two races in hotly contested tacking duels, despite the light wind and changing conditions. ... [more]

Magnetic Island Race Week: new faces in fleet as entries near closing By Tracey Johnstone, Australia , 10:39 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
There are fresh faces among the crowd lining up to enjoy the stunning racing in this year’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week being held from 28th August to 2nd September 2014. With one month to go to the close of entries, Regatta Chairman, Paul Victory, is feeling quietly chuffed by the influx of the new boats among the building fleet ... [more]

Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup - Antix opens with 2 bullets By Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, , 10:02 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Ireland has not competed in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup since winning the event in 2010, but today on the Solent the defending champions once removed got off to a strong start in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews. ... [more]

Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara , 8:56 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Skipper Alberto Rossi and his team aboard Enfant Terrible sure know how to close out a tight regatta. Holding a narrow one-point lead going into the final day of the Farr 40 West Coast Championship, the Italians went out and won the opening race then survived a match race duel with chief challenger Flash Gordon 6 during the second race to secure the overall victory. ... [more]

2014 Brisbane Boat Show - Set to add new features By John Daffy, Brisbane , 8:18 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - Organisers of the Brisbane Boat Show are exploring new options to widen the appeal of the boat show even further when it makes its return to the RNA’s Brisbane Showgrounds in mid-September. ... [more]

European Melges 32 - Spectacular regattas conclude By Media Fraglia Vela Riva, , 5:35 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - GMT
Another week of spectacular regattas have concluded at Fraglia Vela Riva with the presentation of the continental Melges 32 title. Nine very close regattas were raced with the last one being called off due to lack of wind. ... [more]

Osprey Nationals Day 1 - Perfect day’s sailing By Alan Henderson, Porthpean , 2:49 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day 1 of the Osprey Nationals 39 Ospreys started off a perfect day’s sailing at Porthpean SC, Cornwall. Despite apocalyptic weather forecasts of lightning, thunderstorms and floods, what actually arrived was a lovely sunny day, with WSW winds rising through the day. ... [more]

Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 2:31 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
One race was sailed on the final day of the Flying Dutchman Worlds at Largs to seal the Championship. Competitors enjoyed a lay day on Thursday, with many taking a trip on the Paddle Steamer Waverly around the island of Arran. Friday was scheduled to be a racing day, but 35 knots of winds prevented any sailing. ... [more]

In search of the Duroc By Jack Binder, Coral Sea , 1:41 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Startling discovery begins search for French Frigate lost in 1856. In 1982, Jack and Jude led an amateur radio expedition to Herald’s Beacon, a small sand cay atop Mellish Reef, five hundred miles east of Cairns, Australia’s furthest territory in the Coral Sea. ... [more]

Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, , 1:02 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
After the unprecedented abandonment of racing for all classes yesterday, the pressure was on to get a final race (or more) completed, introduce the drop in some classes, and give everyone a fighting final day chance. The forecast wasn't looking great and after approximately an hour searching for some breeze, Principal Race Officer Simon James set a startline. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 19, 2014 - Step into Wonderland By Collinson FX, , 11:11 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 19, 2014: Equity markets regained some of the lost ground overnight to close the week on a high. The shock and horror of the plane crash overshadowed the Israeli escalation of the crises with a ground invasion. Commodities were generally lower, but this failed to deter investors, with the AUD moving towards 0.9400 and the KIWI approaching 0.8700. ... [more]

Tranquil, colourful and funky, Genoa Bay is a must stop for West Coast By Deane Hislop, , 11:06 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Genoa Bay is a quaint little settlement with a marina nestled in a quiet and picturesque bay on Canada's southeast Vancouver Island, at the south end of Sansum Narrows. It was named by pioneer settler Giovanni Baptiste Ordano in 1858 because it reminded him of his home in Italy. ... [more]

Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon Spill persist in environment By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 10:27 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest accidental release of oil into the ocean, with approximately 210 million gallons gushing from the blown out well. In an attempt to prevent vast quantities of oil from fouling beaches and marshes, BP applied 1.84 million gallons of chemical dispersant to oil to oil released in the subsurface and to oil slicks at the sea surface. ... [more]

Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows By David Pacchioli, , 8:55 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - GMT
How can you follow a wisp of water within the turbulent immensity of the ocean? Jim Ledwell figured out a way. He developed a method to inject a harmless chemical tracer into the ocean and to track it over days, weeks, or months as it spreads through the swirling sea. ... [more]

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Bronze Medal for NZL in the 29er By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:15 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team has ended the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships with a bronze medal and two more top eight performances. The regatta, which challenged sailors with light and tricky conditions at times, concluded in Tavira, Portugal on Saturday. ... [more]

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race 2014; Harbour Warm Up By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 7:49 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The phrase 'warm up' might perhaps be something of a misnomer for those yacht crews working up their boats on Sydney Harbour over this weekend, in preparation for next weekend's start of the Land Rover Sydney to Gold Coast Race. The strong south-westerly winds all weekend were decidedly chilly and were made the more unpleasant by periodic coastal showers. ... [more]

Date announced for the 41st Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race By G2LHI Media, , 7:41 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Whilst the date is a week earlier in the year than the past two running's, the scheduling is based on the necessity for the GSC to work around Easter and the NSW school holidays. This helps alleviate accommodation difficulties on the Island during their peak season. ... [more]

2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton By Team Alvimedica, , 5:48 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Anyone that has done any amount of sailing around the English Channel must know that the four thousand horses now pushing us toward Southampton are anything but a shirking of duty. We had a beautiful sail past the Scilly Islands and along the Lizard, a welcoming coastline following any passage of that length. ... [more]

2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - Sounds nice this time of year By Lynda Brayton, Melbourne , 5:36 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - We all relish the opportunity to sail in the sun in the yachting uniform of shorts and t-shirts. Mid-winter in Melbourne, the next best option is to sail from a winter destination to a sunny destination shedding layers as you go. ... [more]

NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last By Barby MacGowan, , 4:38 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Smooth sailing sealed the deal today for IRC, PHRF and One-Design winners in Part II of the ninth biennial New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. (Part I, for Classics, was sailed over the weekend of July 12-13.) After Wednesday’s (July 16) opening day races were cancelled due to the threat of thunderstorms ... [more]

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