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Great Lakes Grand Prix - Team Broadco wins Superboat Class By Super Boat International, , 8:57 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Teams competed on Lake Michigan this past weekend during the sixth annual Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix with a crowd that appeared to exceed last year’s reported attendance of 110,000 people. Team Broadco (Superboat Class) excited the crowd by leading green flag to checkered flag in both heats on a spectacular summer August day. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 3 on the Bay of Palma By Paul Cayard, , 8:46 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Paul Cayard, sailing onboard Robertissima, reports on the action from the coastal race at the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre: Today’s race was the 'coastal' race. This meant sailing a few laps around the bay of Palma. The conditions continued the same as all week, sunny, hot and 10 knots of wind from the south-southwest. ... [more]

Lysekil Women's Match - Ulrikkeholm remains undefeated By WIM Series, , 8:26 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Title-holder Camilla Ulrikkeholm of the Royal Danish Yacht Club just continues to win and win in the Lysekil Women’s Match. Now she’s on 12 wins after as many sailed matches: 'We have excellent speed and very good manoeuvres, and just minor problems with details that don’t affect the outcome of the matches at all' says Ulrikkeholm, now dreaming of an event totally without losses. ... [more]

Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship to take place on Lake Lucerne By Star Sailors League, , 7:35 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
The 'Switzerland Starfleet LUV' (Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee) will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2014. It will mark the occasion by organizing the 'Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship' that will take place from the seventh-13th of August on Lake Lucerne. ... [more]

ORC World Championship - Long postponement worth the wait By ORC Media, , 7:10 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
A long postponement today was worth the wait on the third day of the 2014 ORC World Championship, as an 8-10 knot easterly seabreeze built up in the afternoon from being flat calm in the middle of the day, allowing race managers from Kieler Yacht-Club on all three courses to conduct three races each. ... [more]

Optimist British National and Open Champ - Perfect sailing on day 4 By Amy Cada, , 6:55 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Solid sunshine with eight to 14 knots of consistent breeze made for perfect Optimist sailing on day four of the Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships. Sailors were challenged with shiftier conditions than earlier in the week. The Senior Fleet (Main) took to the outer harbor course where both the gold and silver fleets completed three races. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Back-to-basics approach fruitful for Ran Racing By 52 Super Series, , 6:41 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Over a long, hot coastal race at the Copa del Rey Mapfre on the Bay of Palma, Rán Racing proved the value of their back-to-basics approach when they took the winning gun to return themselves to second place in the overall standings as the six day, 11 race regatta approaches its midpoint. ... [more]

Gazprom Swan 60 Worlds - Variable winds test teams on day 3 By Jessica Francis, , 6:29 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
The coastal race on day three of the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship at the Copa del Rey Mapfre tested the Swan 60 crews with 30 nm around the Bahia de Palma before finishing in front of the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. ... [more]

Yava Trophy - Team Gilmour prepares for 20th edition By Team Gilmour, , 5:50 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Following a disappointing 11th place in the Sopot Match Race in Poland, the boys have regrouped and re focused for our next event here in Yekaterinburg in Russia. Sopot was a beautiful place and a very well-run event, we just struggled to build any momentum and unfortunately bowed out after the round robin. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Race 5 and 6 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 5:37 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during races five and six. ... [more]

Argo Group Gold Cup - Fraser quick to accept invite By Colin Thompson, the Royal Gazette, , 5:23 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Bermuda will once more be represented by two teams in the Argo Group Gold Cup in October in Hamilton Harbour. Gold Cup organisers confirmed yesterday that local helmsman Lance Fraser has accepted an invitation to compete in the event sanctioned by the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). ... [more]

AAM Cowes Week 2014 - Video highlights from Day 1 to 4 By Fran Mattinson/Sail-World, Cowes , 4:33 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day four of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week started with a minute's silence, plus HMS Mersey sailing past the Royal Yacht Squadron with a gun salute in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the World War 1. ... [more]

International 14 European Championships at Travemünder Woche By Archie Massey, , 4:22 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Right from the off 18-22 knots on the first day, Wednesday, with the forecast not set to change until Saturday at the International 14 European Championship. The water was a black mess, rippling with the small wavelets you get on top of the rolling waves, that you only get when it's nuclear. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Eleven nations to take part By Trish Jenkins, , 4:03 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race will commence at noon Sunday 10th August from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, Cowes, Isle of Wight. The fleet will set off down the Solent to the east and turn west around the south side of the Isle of Wight. ... [more]

Only two more spots available on the ilovesailing calendar 2015 By Emma Slater, , 3:48 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
As Keith Johnson from Retford in Nottinghamshire and Jon Christian from Kristinehamn, Sweden are crowned winners nine and ten in the ilovesailing calendar competition, there are only two more places up for grabs as the competition nears its completion. ... [more]

Explore Australia Expo to return to Melbourne Showgrounds in 2015 By Martine Cousins, , 3:34 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Australia’s first ever all-encompassing adventure expo has been confirmed to return to Melbourne Showgrounds on May 29-31, 2015. The inaugural event, which was hailed by the industry as a massive success, was held on June 20-22 and provided consumers with a weekend of non-stop action, demonstrations, seminars and workshops. ... [more]

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Packed day 4 schedule By Daniel Smith, , 3:20 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The 324 sailors from 34 nations arose to Brazilian sunshine on day four of Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 with another packed racing day on the cards. Tuesday’s cold front has passed and clear skies are present across Rio de Janeiro. A morning north westerly breeze at 3-6 knots inside and 10 knots outside the bay was the state of play mid-morning. ... [more]

Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady By Greg Nicoll, Andy Adams and John Armstrong, , 3:07 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
They say: what you dare to dream, dare to do. Quit your job, sell your house, kiss family and friends goodbye and set sail for the adventure of a lifetime. We suggest you give yourself a bit of time to plan and adjust though. It’s quite a jump from Bay Street to Montego Bay. Why not start by warming up to the tropics with some amazing island food and a good book? ... [more]

North American Rally to the Caribbean - Get prepared to head south By Barby MacGowan, , 2:51 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The 15th Annual North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC) departs from Newport. R.I. on November 1, 2014 (or best weather window near that date.) First held in 2000, the 'NARC Rally' is restricted to boats that are capable of getting to Bermuda in four or five days and are crewed by experienced sailors who have made the passage before. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 6, 2014 - Jawboning hits NZD By Collinson FX, , 2:29 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 6, 2014: Jawboning hit the NZD, but the attractive interest rates will encourage further buying until the currency starts to impact the trade related economy and kills the recovery, thereby fulfilling the prophecy for all the wrong reasons. Flight to the USD sent the KIWI back to 0.8470 but Central Bank activity is the major driver of all currency moves. ... [more]

Australians start well in Rio By ISAF, , 1:47 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - The Australians doing well at Rio test event. The two years to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games milestone was celebrated at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 as the 324 sailors from 34 nations experienced a mixed bag of conditions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... [more]

Three great new RYA eBooks perfect for dinghy sailors and instructors By Emma Slater, , 12:57 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
For students RYA eBooks provide an invaluable source of learning as the practical elements are supported with narrated videos or animations demonstrating the various skills. RYA Instructors also find them great teaching aids as videos or animations can be used in group situations to illustrate elements of their teaching either through an external device or on a tablet. ... [more]

Etchells North American Championship 2014 – Deadlines extended By Don Maxwell, , 12:17 PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The 2014 Etchells North American Championship is only six weeks away. Here in Chicago we are busy doing our best to make this a great event, and to try and make it as easy as possible on our traveling competitors. We understand that things get busy, so we have extended the deadlines for some of the official paperwork. ... [more]

Gill RS800 European Championships, Riva del Garda - Final report By Toby Wincer, James Date, Dave Hivey, , 10:46 AM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - GMT
Another classic RS800 regatta with six different race winners and a final race showdown of truly epic proportions, there cannot be a better class to be racing in at the moment. The chat in the Occa bar on Friday night after a great prize giving hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva was all of the Nationals in a few weeks’ time, and yet again, we have no idea how that story will unfold. ... [more]

Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd named Official Technical Clothing Supplier By Ruth Harrington, , 9:51 AM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The two-race deal was announced in Cowes, Isle of Wight on board the winning entry Henri Lloyd -50 Years of Pioneering Spirit, by the founder and chairman of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and CEO William Ward alongside Paul and Martin Strzelecki, joint CEOs of Henri Lloyd. ... [more]

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