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Helping boaters understand weather basics By BoatUS, , 7:27 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas. Weather for Boaters, a new online course from the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and the BoatUS Foundation aims to teach boaters the basics of weather and forecasting. ... [more]

PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 7:02 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
After teasing the competitors for the majority of the afternoon the wind finally filled in on day two of the Alacati PWA World Cup. The second elimination of both the men’s and women’s fleets were completed - in 7-18 knots - as Quentel secured his first bullet of, not only the week, but also the season, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made it two wins out of two with another fine display of sailing. ... [more]

Volvo Noble Marine RS200 UK Nationals overall By Claire Walsh, , 6:53 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day four of racing at the RS200 UK Nationals and the later start of 1pm allowed everyone to recover from a rum soaked evening at the Piranha bar. One esteemed old soak left with the bulk of the fleet at witching hour, only to realise he’d cycled too far when he hit the bridge to the mainland ... [more]

Match 40s find the surface again + Video By Oakcliff Sailing, , 6:45 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Oakcliff has lent seven Match 40s to the Knickerbocker Cup for the past four years. On Saturday, Manhasset Bay YC was towing four boats to their club, however two never made it to the race. When dealing with boats, there are always multiple things that can go wrong and unfortunately many did. ... [more]

Boaters urged to attend anchoring meetings next week in Florida By BoatUS, , 5:56 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting two public workshops on possible changes to Florida’s anchoring laws. If you are a boater or sailor and having a full range of anchoring and mooring options is an important part of your cruising in Florida, consider attending one of these meetings. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Pablo Arrarte: 'El que se adapte antes, ganará' By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:46 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
Tras dos Volvo Ocean Race consecutivas a bordo de Telefónica Azul (2008-2009) y Team Telefónica (2011-2012) respectivamente, Pablo Arrarte (Santander, 11 de noviembre de 1980) cambia la bandera española por la holandesa. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 5:08 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
Max Ranchi was on the water at Fraglia Della Vela Riva to capture these images during day one of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship. ... [more]

Plethora of Powerboat racing action this weekend By Emma Slater, , 4:29 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
This weekend (30-31 August) Powerboat GP will present a plethora of Powerboat racing action as 52 powerboat racers, representing 12 countries, compete for four UIM Titles that will see one World Champion and three European Champions crowned over the course of the event. ... [more]

Kite Tender sailing The Solent, Cowes, Isle of Wight By Peter Renssen, soest , 4:17 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Check out this amazing new video by Tom Court. ... [more]

ISAF Training Scholarship - Japan and Latvia on course By ISAF, , 3:50 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Candidates from both Japan and Latvia share their goals as they count down to the 2014 ISAF Training Scholarship. The National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Latvia, Russia and Sri Lanka have supported IOC Olympic Solidarity funding applications for candidates to attend the course. ... [more]

Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director By Sam Crichton, , 3:35 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Board of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is pleased to announce the appointment of Trish Walcott as Executive Director of The Clagett Regatta. This comes as the organization, founded by Judy and Stephanie McLennan in 2002, moves into its second decade of operation. ... [more]

Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition By Stuart Streuli, , 3:28 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Three years ago, 26 boats started—and finished—the Transatlantic Race 2011, from Newport, R.I., to the south coast of England. Anticipating greater interest in the Transatlantic Race 2015, race organizers—the Royal Yacht Squadron and New York Yacht Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club—set an early limit of 50 entries, which now looks to be well exceeded. ... [more]

IFDS World Championship overall By Kathy Large, , 2:57 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
Extremely close results in two of three classes made for an dramatic finish to the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Twenty five countries were represented at the combined world championships for disabled sailors. ... [more]

Weather challenges at final event of the Garmin Summer Series By Brenda Hoult, , 1:32 PM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
GJW Direct SailFest, the final round of the Garmin summer Series, took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, starting with a coaching day on Friday with six races scheduled over Saturday and Sunday, culminating in the North Sails One Design Long Distance Pursuit on Monday. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 27 2014 - US economy pumping By Collinson FX, , 11:59 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 27 2014: US Economic data continued to support the growing confidence in the markets, with the S&P breaking above the '2000' for the first time. Durable Goods orders surged 22.6%, led by a boom in aircraft orders, while Consumer Confidence jumped the most seen in six years. ... [more]

Book your spot on the RYA Active Marina Experience By Susie NationGrainger, , 11:46 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
If you’re interested in refreshing your boating skills and picking up some top tips from expert instructors, then sign up today for the RYA Active Marina Experience which is returning to the PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September). ... [more]

Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 10:17 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ... [more]

Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK National Championships 2014 - Day three By Matt Sheahan, , 9:20 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
After Monday's (Day two) racing had been called off due to the lively conditions everyone was keen to get back into the competitive groove but a forecast of light and variable winds of under five knots along with a big left over swell from the previous day's action was always going to make racing challenging and a long postponement likely. ... [more]

Magnetic Island Race Week: welcome mat rolled out as fleet roll in By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 7:20 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The warm north Queensland welcome mat is out for the large monohull and multihull fleet competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week which starts tomorrow. The fleet are arriving in early, gently slipping into their berths at Magnetic Island Marina and joining in the relaxed and welcoming dock chatter as old friends catch up and new friendships start. ... [more]

Vicsail Boat show Open Day at Rushcutters Bay By Vicsail, , 4:42 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
Vicsail would like to extend an invitation to all monohull and multihull sailors to view the Oceanis 38, Oceanis 45, Oceanis 48, Sense 46 and First 35 this Saturday from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm. Location d'albora Marina, New Beach Road, Rushcutters Bay. ... [more]

2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2 By Rich Roberts, , 3:45 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - After Tuesday's wild racing in the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta it was apparent that old boats aren't necessarily a problem as long as you keep them upright. ... [more]

2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda By Melges 20, , 3:14 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Registration, measurement and practice day are officially complete at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. An unprecedented 57 entries will take to the starting line tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 August for the first of four competitive days of premium performance racing. ... [more]

Vendee Globe - Sam Davies repart pour un tour By Vendee Globe, , 2:52 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - GMT
La seule femme en lice lors du dernier Vendée Globe s’apprête à prendre le départ d'une nouvelle course autour du monde, mais en équipage cette fois et avec escales : la Volvo Ocean Race. Sam Davies s’alignera en effet début octobre prochain à bord du monocoque Team SCA et au sein du premier équipage 100 % féminin à participer à la course depuis l’édition 2001-02. ... [more]

ISAF Training Scholarship - Candidates ready to participate By ISAF, , 2:44 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Japan, Latvia, Russia and Sri Lanka have supported IOC Olympic Solidarity funding applications for candidates to attend the course. Based in the UK, the eight week course gets underway on Monday 1 September. ... [more]

2014 RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championships - Day 4 By Jerry Wales, , 2:37 AM Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championships - Early gossip in the dinghy park on day four of the Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals was suggesting that the front runners would be happy if the wind remained under the required four knots for racing to take place. ... [more]

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