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2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – I’ll huff and I’ll puff By Paul Davies, , 8:41 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Yet again – it was a weekend of two halves experienced by competitors in the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series. This week – we have two unique views on the racing – the Classic from a competitors viewpoint – and Sunday’s event report brought to you from the bridge of the Race Committee Boat 'Bloody Mary'… ... [more]

Coastguard Coastal Medic Course Being Run In Wellington By Matt Wood, Wellington , 8:36 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - GMT
Wellington Ocean Sports will be running a Coastal Medic course over the weekend of 30 and 31 August. This course offers participants the qualification of Coastguard Boating Education Service Marine Medic (Coastal), NZQA units 6400, 6401, 6402 and Maritime New Zealand commercial first aid. It should be a prerequisite for anyone involved in ocean sports. ... [more]

Fireball Europeans - Gillard and Anderton take honours on day 3 By Cormac Bradley, Lerwick, Shetland , 8:23 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Principle Race Officer Bruce Leask put together another excellent day on the water for the Fireball fleet contesting their European Championship in Lerwick, Shetland. Two full races and a shortened third race were provided in winds that started at the 10 knot mark and topped out with a 23 knot gust in the final race. ... [more]

Lobster Thermidor - Making Julia proud By Greg Nicoll with Andy Adams and John Armstrong, , 7:13 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Chester Race Week- what more can a Galley Guy say? Lots of boats, top notch race committee work, full on competitive racing, fantastic people, too much wind, not enough wind, mega rain, hot and steamy weather, spectacular scenery, fun parties, lots of handshakes, big-time hugs, a non-stop supply of Goslings dark rum... ... [more]

Lido 14 National Class Championship to take place at Alamitos Bay By Rich Roberts, , 7:09 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The boats have only one modest hull and certainly don't foil, and the crews are mostly friends or family, including only a pro or two sailing for fun, not finances, in the 2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club this weekend. Racing Friday through Sunday will be on the namesake bay fronting the club at the end of Ocean Blvd. ... [more]

Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market By David Schmidt, , 6:32 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ... [more]

Ida Lewis Distance Race - Entry deadline fast approaching By Kirsten Ferguson, , 6:12 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Next month, the Ida Lewis Distance Race will celebrate a decade of offshore fun with its 10th edition of the popular overnighter that starts and finishes in Newport, R.I. ... [more]

RS400 European Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 By Sarah Robertson and Roger Carter, , 5:57 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day two of the RS400 European Championship dawned bright and the remnants of a light northerly Peler greeted the 45 teams keen for another great days racing. The fleet got off cleanly for race 1 and the difficult choice was between the cliffs for a lift or out to get more breeze, a mix of the two with a decent right hand shift at the first windward mark seemed to be the way to go. ... [more]

Largest Olympic Class Regatta ever to take place in Rio By ISAF, , 5:43 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Over 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil and many of the world's top competitors are ready for the test. ... [more]

Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is now complete By Brian Townsend, , 3:29 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 25th running of the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is now complete and proved to be a classic race similar to the first race held in 1990. This year just over 110 yachts competed with 87% finishing. Every type of wind was experienced coming from just about every direction with a spell of no winds to make things interesting. ... [more]

Un médico todo terreno para la Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:22 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - GMT
El cántabro Pablo Díaz Munio ha sido nombrado médico oficial de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, regata que ya conoce como colaborador de Ericsson (2008-2009) y responsable médico de Telefónica (2011-2012). Ha participado así mismo en tres campañas al Himalaya de Edurne Pasaban: Annapurna, Shisha Pangma y Everest. ... [more]

Yann Eliès prepares to take on the Route du Rhum By Vendee Globe, , 3:08 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - GMT
Yann Eliès is preparing to take up a sizeable gauntlet: to participate in the Route du Rhum aboard the maxi-multihull (MOD 70) Paprec Recyclage. The skipper will be setting off on the legendary transatlantic race from Saint Malo for the very first time on 2 November 2014, aboard the boat recently skippered by Jean-Pierre Dick. ... [more]

RS100 European Championships day 2 By RS100 Sailing, , 2:59 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The signal to launch came at midday and the RS100 European Championships fleet set out towards the Eastern Course with a steady force four Northerly ‘Pela’ wind. The first race of the day got underway with Michel Rotach (Swiss) leading at the windward mark closely followed by Andre Blasse and Al Hall. ... [more]

MUIR clarifies corporate structure By Isla McKechnie, , 2:50 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Tasmanian-headquartered company urges customers and suppliers to update records to new corporate entity name of Muir Engineering Group Pty Ltd, (MEGPL) from dormant name of Muir Engineering Pty Ltd (MEPL). Same reliable service remains under a different trading name. ... [more]

Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas By Anne Ju, , 2:13 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
In the 1800's moving lead lamps was a favoured method of pirates to induce ships to run aground where they could be plundered. Now it seems that fake GPS signals from 'spoofers' might become the 21st century equivalent. Hence the need for technology to be on step ahead. ... [more]

The great Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta relaunches next week By Caitlin Harvey, Sunshine Coast , 2:07 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club will be reviving the much-loved Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta next week (4 – 8 August) in the sparkling coastal waters between Noosa and Caloundra. Registrations are still open for sailors who have decided not to go further North to the Hamilton Island Race Week this year. ... [more]

Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, Weymouth , 2:01 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 30, 2014 - KIWI drifts down By Collinson FX, , 1:33 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 30, 2014: The EUR dropped to 1.3410 and the GBP 1.6940 after the recent rally in the reserve currency. US Consumer Confidence jumped while Home Prices were subdued. The AUD traded around 0.9400 after local new home sales rose 1.2%. The KIWI drifted lower to 0.8510, the victim of the RBNZ war on the economic recovery ... [more]

Rio 2016 Paralympics - Tasmanian sailors on the Road to Rio By Peter Campbell, , 12:48 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Paralympic sailor Matt Bugg heads for Canada this week in a bid to again qualify Australia as a nation a place at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Bugg, who will be sailing in the International 2.4mR class in which he finished seventh overall at the London 2012 Paralympics, is one of five Tasmanians seeking a berth at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. ... [more]

Allen RS Feva World Championships - Day 3: Final series starts By Bill Tucker, , 12:17 PM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - GMT
Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 - This was where the serious racing really notched up another couple of gears with the talent pools fully concentrated after the qualification series finished. The forecast had a sunny moderate day of 12knots or so lined up. The reality was that the sea breeze kicked up in full with the third race concluding in 20 to 22knots average. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Tactics, endurance, achievement By Louay Habib, , 11:55 AM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is undoubtedly one of the toughest yacht races in the world. While other ocean races are longer, racing 1,800 miles around a coastline notorious for highly changeable weather and wicked tides and currents, puts the race amongst the most difficult to complete, let alone win. ... [more]

Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 10:49 AM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ... [more]

Open 420 Worlds: Good and bad day for Kiwis in Travemunde By Rob Burn, , 9:54 AM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Rob Burn reports on the second day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. A good day and a bad day for the Kiwi 420 Team, Sam Barnett and Zak Merton score a bullet on the second and final race of the day, Sophie von Waldow and Annabel Cave get a second Yellow Flag for 'sculling' and have to retire, disqualified. ... [more]

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published By ISAF, , 9:51 AM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014. The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. ... [more]

Williams win leads to sailing success and is a boon to club fleet By Emma Slater, , 9:20 AM Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Picked from amongst some 500 entries and chosen from a final shortlist of five, William clinched the winner’s prize of an RS Tera dinghy, courtesy of RS Sailing. Not only did he win his very own RS Tera, which he has since named ‘Free Will’, RS also kindly donated a further two RS Tera’s to William’s sailing club. ... [more]

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