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2014 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships - Fast and Furious on Day 3 By Jake Fish, , 3:53 AM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships - It was a fast and furious Wednesday on Lake St. Clair. The talented 156 sailors, race committee and Grosse Pointe Yacht Club volunteers exhaled this morning, as they were graced with fantastic sailing conditions for the first time this week. ... [more]

Four rescued after narrow boat collides with houseboat By David Clarke, , 2:46 AM Thursday 14 Aug 2014 - GMT
The RNLI lifeboat crew from Chiswick were launched to the rescue yesterday (Tuesday) after a narrow boat collided with a houseboat moored at a River Thames pier in Hammersmith. The lifeboat crew, based at Chiswick RNLI station in Corney Reach Way, launched at 2.42pm to assist the four person crew of the narrow boat, Alesha after she became breached across the bows of another vessel, named Amethyst ... [more]

Yacht penalized for calling unannounced into Port Resolution By Vanuatu Customs, , 9:44 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The skipper of a yacht of French national was penalised by Lenakel Customs for calling into the undeclared port of Port Resolution on the island of Tanna unannounced. The vessel was on its way from Tarawa, Kiribati to Bundaberg, Australia on 5th August 2014. ... [more]

US leads the way in shark conservation, science and management By NOAA Fisheries, , 9:28 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
Not only are sharks among the ocean’s top predators and vital to the natural balance of marine ecosystems, they are also a valuable recreational species and food source. To help protect these important marine species, the United States has some of the strongest shark management measures worldwide. ... [more]

Star Class Eastern Hemispheres - Victory for Negri and Lambertenghi By Star Sailors League, , 8:13 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
The final day of the 2014 International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship at Brunnen, Switzerland, ended without completing a fifth, or any of the other additional scheduled races. Therefore, the final standings after four races became the Final Overall Results for the Championship and further validated Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi's (ITA 8491) dominance of the event. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race: Dongfeng giving all they've got +Video By Amy Monkman, , 7:46 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race – Day three for Dongfeng Race Team. Sitting in an office it’s easy to look at a tracker and think ‘come on!’ or ‘they’re only five miles away’. It’s easy to sit at your comfortable desk and casually refresh the page excited to see which Volvo Ocean 65 is in which position. ... [more]

420 and 470 Junior European Championships - Riding the waves on day 1 By International 420 Class Association, , 6:02 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
At the 420 and 470 Junior European Championships, class champions are already on top after two races for all fleets on a predominantly light breeze day with the wind ranging from 8-15 knots in shifty conditions. Reigning 470 Junior World Champions, Jordi Xammar/Joan Herp of Spain launched their assault on the Junior Europeans title with two race wins. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Musandam-Oman Sail on the charge By Trish Jenkins, , 5:34 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
At 1230 BST, Musandam-Oman Sail were 520 miles from the finish of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. To set a new outright World Record, the MOD 70 needs to cross the Royal Yacht Squadron Line by 12:59:14 on 14th August 2014. Musandam-Oman Sail has been on the charge all morning and last night averaged over 25 knots, hitting a top speed of 35 knots. ... [more]

Galley Guys on the Malty Seas By Greg Nicoll, , 4:57 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
It started with an Internet search on malts and ended with an invitation that was too good to be true for any decent Galley Guy not to accept: fly to Scotland, drive peacefully through the Scottish countryside and come to rest at the end of a single-lane road on the Isle of Skye, only to witness a flotilla of eighty yachts which we were joining. ... [more]

Blue Planet Odyssey - Beset in Arctic Bay ice + Video By Nera Cornell, , 4:47 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Well, since the last of my Blue Planet Odyssey logs, we have acquired a new experience to tick off our bucket-lists. By our decision to sail to Arctic Bay, we were unfortunately way-laid by ice floes. As the ice thickened about us, and leads became less frequent, we decided to turn back to Lancaster Sound. ... [more]

Will there be foils for the Vendée Globe boats? By Vendee Globe, , 4:32 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
Since the last America's Cup, foils have been the focus of much attention in the world of sailing. These appendages take the weight off the boat improving their perfomance and in the case of multihulls allow them to fly. ... [more]

Blyth lifeboat rescues a windsurfer being swept out to sea By Steven Fitch, , 4:31 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
Blyth’s RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were requested to launch by Humber Coastguard shortly after 5:15pm Sunday 03 August 2014 to go to the assistance of a wind surfer who had become separated from his board, was attempting to make his way back to shore but was being carried out to sea by the conditions. ... [more]

Administration of Olympic Sailing needs a Reboot By Morgan Reeser, , 4:30 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
American Morgan Reeser, a two-time 470 class Olympian and an Olympic silver medalist, has been equally successful as an Olympic coach for Greece and Great Britain. For the 2016 quad, he is working with Austria and USA, and shared in Part 1 his observations of the sailing venue in Rio. Here he shares his concerns about Olympic sailing administration… ... [more]

ISAF Match Race Rankings - 13 August 2014 By ISAF, , 3:16 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
There is no change at the top of either the Open or the Women's Rankings as Ian Williams (GBR) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) continue their winning ways and stay at world number one. Ian Williams (GBR) claimed his second Alpari World Match Racing Tour victory of the season in Sopot, Poland, defeating Mathieu Richard (FRA) in the final. ... [more]

Singapore's largest keelboat sailing regatta is back again! By Bryan Chan, Raffles Marina , 3:03 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Dock space at Raffles Marina is becoming scarce as the final preparations for the 17th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta are underway. Crafts of plenty varied shapes and sizes have arrived in anticipation of Singapore’s biggest keelboat racing event which will be held there over the two coming weekends. ... [more]

Launch day for SailNL By SailNL, , 2:57 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
Launch day can be nerve-racking and exciting at the same time and today is no different for the crew at SailNL. We've been working hard all season and now have our own place on the net; today marks the official launch of our website at sailnl.ca and our SailNL Facebook page. ... [more]

5O5 World Championship returns to Kiel By Andreas Knauss, , 2:50 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
After 46 years, SAP and the Kieler Yacht Club welcome back the SAP 5O5 World Championship to Kiel. With more than 170 teams entered from 16 nations starting on August 13, the SAP 505 World Championship is shaping up to be one of the toughest challenges on the international sailing circuit this year. ... [more]

Vendée Globe - A look at the new IMOCAs being built By Vendee Globe, , 2:39 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
Three new IMOCA monohulls are currently being built for the Vendee Globe and work is due to begin shortly on a fourth. Their skippers, Armel Le Cléac'h, Morgan Lagravière, Sébastien Josse and Jean-Pierre Dick are all aiming to make it to the podium, or even to win the next Vendée Globe. All four new boats are designed by VPLP-Verdier and are scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2015. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Continuing to hammer on south By Trish Jenkins, , 1:58 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
From the beginning, Musandam-Oman Sail had three days and three hours to complete the course for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race to set a new world record. On day three of the race the trimaran's three hulls, sailed by three expats and three Omanis, are continuing to hammer on south. ... [more]

Point sur les nouveaux Imoca en construction pour le Vendée Globe By Vendee Globe, , 1:47 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
Trois nouveaux monocoques Imoca sont en cours de construction et un quatrième va démarrer très prochainement. Leurs skippers, Armel Le Cléac'h, Morgan Lagravière, Sébastien Josse et Jean-Pierre Dick ont tous pour ambition de conquérir le podium, voire de gagner la prochaine édition du Vendée Globe. ... [more]

Design Award METS now open for entries By Sigrid van der Wel, , 1:38 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
The DAME (Design Award METS) – the world’s most prestigious design competition for new marine equipment and accessories – is now open for entries. As the organiser of METS, Amsterdam RAI invites this year’s exhibitors to enter their most innovative designs to be judged by an independent, international jury. ... [more]

Dennis Conner International YC Challenge - Melbourne teams compete By Simon Grain/J/24 Australia, , 1:21 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Mr J24, a.k.a. Hugo Ottoway and friends are currently in the big Apple preparing to sail in the Sixth Dennis Conner International Yacht Club Challenge. This follows on from the team from Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron sailing in the same regatta last year. ... [more]

Musandam-Oman Sail after Round Britain and Ireland Race course record By Oman Sail, , 12:12 PM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Since the start of the race on Monday, the breeze has been kind to them, propelling them around the 1800 nms course at an average speed of 25 knots which if they continue at the same pace, will see them smash the existing course record by more than three hours. But co-skippers Sidney Gavignet and Damian Foxall were sounding cautious in their communications from the boat this morning. ... [more]

Red Bull 49erFX: Postponements, podiums and perilous peaks By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 11:43 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on the Olympic Test Event at Rio. ‘Patience’ was the buzzword for our first competition in Rio. Only three days of racing out of the scheduled five meant some long days in the boat park and a lot of waiting. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 13 2014 - Aussie drifts By Collinson FX, , 11:02 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 13 2014: The KIWI remains supported by interest rate differentials trading 0.8450 while the AUD drifted back to 0.9260. ... [more]

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