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Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - Perfect sailing day for close of regatta By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 12:34 AM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
There were several moments during the Pioneer Bay course when the rain squalls whited-out the fleet and the 25 knot gusts caught some trimmers unaware, but they only served to keep the pressure on the competitors and racing exciting. ... [more]

Coast Guard Foundation hosts Alaska Awards Dinner By Caitlyn Ridgley, , 9:55 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
Last night, the Coast Guard Foundation hosted the Alaska Awards Dinner. At the event, Geraldo Rivera presented the Coast Guard Foundation with a $40,000 gift to support their work. ... [more]

Sydney Boat Show display winners recognised By Jeni Bone, , 9:31 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
Each year awards are given to stands that have been judged as having stood out above others. This year, again the judging was very difficult with split decisions making the final call on the winner difficult. ... [more]

U.S. Youth Championships - Climactic finish on Lake St. Clair By Jake Fish, , 9:29 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
A climactic finish unfolded on Lake St. Clair on Thursday at the 2014 U.S. Youth Championships. It came down to the wire, including the final race of the regatta for several fleets. The crowded leaderboards and windy conditions provided an exciting finish to this pinnacle US Sailing Youth National Championship, hosted by Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. ... [more]

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Lake Jinniu action on the horizon By Will Ricketson, , 8:42 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
On Monday August 18, racing will begin at China's Lake Jinniu, the sailing venue of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). An event which brings together over 3,800 athletes across 28 sports, the YOG is a world-class athletic competition held every four years. To be eligible to participate, all athletes must be either 15 or 16 years old. ... [more]

Chester Race Week - Racing off to a great start By Susan Tate, , 8:26 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
With a few last-minute course tweaks and very cooperative winds, Chester Race Week 2014 got off to a great start. According to One Design Course Race Officer Brian Todd, sailors were treated to near-perfect conditions. 'We had excellent winds, 8-11 knots, and racing was tight, and fun. My race committee team was fantastic, constantly adjusting the course to make it perfect for the sailors.' ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - New faces hope to ruffle the order in Cardiff By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:58 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Anticipation in the Welsh Capital is building ahead of Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series. The fleet of 11 high-performance Extreme 40 catamarans are preparing to flex their giant sails, fine tune their speed machines and bring Stadium Racing to Cardiff Bay, as the headline Act to the Harbour Festival, 22-25 August. ... [more]

RC44 World Championship - Charisma claims early lead in Marstrand By RC44 Class Association, , 7:39 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
Fleet racing at the RC44 World Championship in Marstrand commenced today in lively conditions, delivering a mix of sun with occasional torrential rain, strong winds with occasional lulls, plus, in race three, a giant squall. Today’s three races have left RC44 newcomers, Nico Poons’ Charisma three points clear of class veteran Chris Bake and his Team Aqua’s 11 points. ... [more]

Marine-Trades trainees from throughout R.I. graduate on August 16 By Cynthia Goss, , 7:33 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
Graduates of three marine-trades training programs coordinated by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) will matriculate on August 16 in a waterfront ceremony in Newport. ... [more]

420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Leaders retain control on day 2 By International 420 Class Association, , 7:13 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
Rain gave way to an overcast day with patches of blue sky on race day two at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans in Gdynia, Poland. Two races for all fleets in a 14-17 knot north-westerly breeze and flat seas. Conditions were a bit shifty, influenced by the passing storm, which meant those at the front had to control the fleet, as any team that found the gusts accelerated away. ... [more]

UK 29er National Championship - No racing on day 4 By Debbie Darling, , 7:06 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Stuart Childerley is a multiple sailing champion and Finn Olympian, and also Race Officer at the Zhik UK 29er Nationals; he has often competed at ‘tricky’ championships but the conditions at North Berwick have certainly challenged his race management skills. ... [more]

Belcher and Ryan on gold in Rio, the TA withdrawal and MPA By Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, , 6:51 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Aussie sailing duo Mat Belcher and Will Ryan update us on their busy season and the withdrawal of Team Australia from the America’s Cup: It has been a busy European season this year. A lot has happened in the recent months from the withdrawal of Team Australia in the America's Cup last month, to our trip to Rio for the Olympic test event and our recent win at the European championships in Athens. ... [more]

Successful first year completed on the Volvo 60 Spirit of Adventure By Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges, , 6:03 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges Team is delighted to have completed a successful first year on the Volvo 60 Spirit of Adventure. Some of the season highlights include: the safe completion of eight offshore training sessions which included two Caribbean regattas and two major international offshore races, (RORC Caribbean 600 and Route Halifax St. Pierre). ... [more]

MoY Classic Yacht Regatta - Dates for 35th edition revealed By Jenny Holmqvist, , 5:57 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Museum of Yachting at IYRS is pleased to reveal to the community the 35th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, August 29th- 31st. Registration is now open for the MoY Classic Yacht Regatta, part of the North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge which also includes the Nantucket Opera Cup Regatta (Nantucket, MA) and the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (Marblehead, MA). ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng out of the washing machine By Amy Monkman, , 5:42 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, day four onboard Dongfeng Race Team. Thanks to Mother Nature, offshore racing is one of the most unpredictable sports around. If you can’t handle unpredictability, ecstatic highs and unfair lows then this sport is probably not for you. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Extraordinary series of events By Trish Jenkins, , 5:32 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Skipper Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 trimaran, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, at 12.42.36 BST on Thursday 14th August 2014. ... [more]

Week-long cruise turns into 16-year round-the-world voyage By Claire Duffin, , 5:11 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
When Clive and Jane Green set sail from Wales, their intended destination was Spain, a relatively short hop over the Atlantic. Sixteen years later however, and they have only just returned home, having turned their experimental seven-day getaway into a 58,000-mile round-the-world voyage. ... [more]

Father and son recognised for more than 50 years of lifeboat service By Rod McLean, , 4:59 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
Ron Churchill junior, a volunteer lifeboat crew member at Arbroath, has followed in the footsteps of his father, Ron senior, having recently been awarded with a long service medal by the RNLI. In 2012, Ron senior, who is also the oldest serving boat crew member in Scotland, was awarded a medal for 30 years’ service and now 2014 marks 20 years’ of service to the lifeboat charity for son Ron. ... [more]

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Bronenosec secures second victory By Jessica Francis, , 4:13 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
Defending Champions, Bronenosec (RUS) representing Saint Petersburg Yacht Club and sponsored by Gazprom, have secured a second victory in the 2014 Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship. Held in conjunction with the 33 Copa del Rey Mapfre, the event provided the best racing conditions so far on the 2014 Gazprom Swan 60 circuit interspersed with Spanish royalty and stylish social occasions. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race: Musandam-Oman Sail on top of the world By Oman Sail, , 3:46 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Musandam-Oman Sail have set a new world record for sailing round Britain and Ireland after shaving sixteen minutes off the current record and taking line honours in the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race after a nail-biting end to a remarkable three days. ... [more]

Superyacht Australia sees resurgence for yacht building in Australia By MaryAnne Edwards, , 3:38 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
A Singapore-based family has formed Echo Yachts, a yacht builder based in Western Australia’s Henderson Marine Precinct to undertake the building of the family’s yachts, including the largest ever super yacht built in Australia. The Company has brought together a regional ‘who’s who’ in the Australian super yacht industry. ... [more]

World ARC fleet cruising the Coral Coast By World Cruising Club, , 3:26 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The World ARC fleet have been continuing to make their own way around the east and north coasts of Australia during this free cruising period of the rally. The crews have over four weeks to make the distance around to Darwin and at the halfway point, most of the fleet have reached the port of Cairns, in the middle of Australia's Coral Coast. ... [more]

IFDS World Championship - GBR SKUD sailors aim for super six By Matt Carter, , 2:57 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell will aim to win a sixth straight world title when they line up at the IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships in Halifax, Canada, next week (19-24 August). ... [more]

Lake Ontario 300 and 600 Single-Handed wins for Brent Hughes By Veronica Brown, , 2:44 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
An experienced sailor and one design racer, Brent Hughes added to his performance resume last week winning not only the Lake Ontario 300 (one lap around the Lake) but also taking top honors in the Lake Ontario 600 (two laps around), receiving the coveted Sperry Cup for top overall performance in both races. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 14 2014 - Aussie confidence up By Collinson FX, , 2:31 PM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 14 2014: Australian Consumer Confidence jumped 3.8%, reversing recent trends on the economic front, giving support to the local currency which rose to test 0.9300. The KIWI was quiet and holding around 0.8450. ... [more]

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