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Kieler Woche – Front runners span five nations By Herman Hell, , 9:51 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
On day four of Kieler Woche following three days of strong winds, there was only a light breeze on the outer fjord in Kiel. But that did not really make life of the race directors and sailors easier, since the crews proceeded on their courses at a snail’s pace - too slow to get a complete race program done. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Groupama on Soviet soil By Vincent Borde, , 9:44 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
Stage four in the international Extreme Sailing Series circuit, St Petersburg is playing host to twelve very high-level crews this Thursday, including Groupama sailing team skippered by Franck Cammas. Sixth in the overall ranking after events in Singapore, Oman and Qingdao, the French skipper is banking on the Russian stage to progress further in their bid against the Swiss and New Zealand leaders ... [more]

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup – Entries close with nine to compete By James Boyd, , 9:33 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
With the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup entry list now closed, nine teams have confirmed their participation. The event is set to take place out of Cowes over Saturday 19th July until Saturday 26th July. This year the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews has two more teams than when the event was last held in 2012. ... [more]

Endeavour Quay experiences successful start to the summer By Lucy Nicholson, , 4:31 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
Endeavour Quay, the Gosport boat yard, is pleased to announce it is experiencing a comparatively busy period during what is traditionally a quiet time of year. The increase in activity includes a rise in the number of 'business to business' and commercial vessels being lifted in the 180 tonne hoist, and stored in the 40m boat sheds. ... [more]

Solitaire du Figaro - Key stage of Leg 3 By Solitaire du Figaro, , 4:20 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
The gaps growing progressively bigger scanning down the afternoon rankings tells the story of this key stage of Leg 3 of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire. As the leaders work progressively south and west towards the Odas turning mark, some 61 miles ahead of Yann Eliès' bow, they were the first to break into better breeze. ... [more]

Newport Bermuda Race - Brand new day for GryphonSolo2 By Joe Harris, , 3:39 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Joe Harris updates on the progress of GryphonSolo2 in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. It’s a beautiful morning here at slightly less than 100 miles left to Bermuda. The Sting song 'Brand New Day' is playing in my head and I’m finally feeling rested after three hours sleep filled with some wild dreams. ... [more]

Kieler Woche - Pretty decent run for Mathew Belcher By Herman Hell, , 3:24 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
Mathew Belcher does not seem to be a man of superlatives. 'I just had a pretty decent run,' says the Australian with an impish smile. Yes, you can put it this way when you have won the 470 Worlds three times in such a short period, got Olympic gold, been appointed World Sailor of the Year and now became skipper of the Australian America’s Cup team. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 24, 2014 - AUD picks back up By Collinson FX, , 3:16 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
June 24, 2014: The KIWI holds 0.8700. European markets fell after manufacturing and services PMI dropped lower in France, Germany and the EU. Hardly surprising for the socialist basket case that is the bureaucratic lead EU and the ECB! The EUR traded around 1.3600, reflecting the state of the single market, while the GBP battled back to 1.7025. ... [more]

And now for something completely different. Penghu Regatta 2014 By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, , 3:05 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Ladies and gents, sailors all, welcome to Taiwan. And on this particular occasion, welcome to the second Penghu Regatta, sailing from Magong Harbour in the Penghu Islands. If there is any Asian country that is likely to head into a major Boating Boom anytime soon, we’re putting our money on Taiwan. ... [more]

RYA launches SafeTrx Smartphone App By Louise Nicholls, , 3:02 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
RYA SafeTrx is a Smartphone App that lets boat users in UK territorial waters to plan their passage on a smartphone. Users can enter a passage plan and estimated time of arrival (ETA) directly to their Smartphone (Android and Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad). ... [more]

International German ORCi Championship - One massive festival of sail By Herman Hell, , 2:51 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
The vision for the 2014 International German ORCi Championship (IDM) was to bring together not only the best offshore sailors in Germany, but also to attract teams from the rest of the world to compete in the same venue as August’s ORC World Championship, which thusfar has attracted 176 teams from 18 countries. ... [more]

Tasmanian yacht heads Melbourne to Vanuatu Race fleet By Peter Campbell, , 2:43 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - Tasmanian yacht Alive heads a small fleet contesting the 1885 nautical mile race across the South Pacific from Melbourne to Vanuatu Race which starts off Portsea, just inside Port Phillip Heads, this coming Sunday, July 29. The long race starts is the second stage of owner Phil Turner’s extensive campaign leading up to this year’s 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Rac ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Back to basics for Oman Sail crews By Oman Sail, , 1:03 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The new Extreme Sailing Series venue at St Petersburg in Russia has called for a return to basics for both Oman Sail Extreme 40 crews on The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air as they prepare for Act 4. ... [more]

Superyacht Cup Palma 2014 - Lionheart is the Pride of Palma By The Superyacht Cup, , 12:37 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
With a win in the fourth and final race, a fast 30 miles coastal course with over 20kts of brisk sea breeze back and forth across the Bay of Palma, Lionheart lift the trophy that they consider the season's most prestigious and hardest to win, triumphing in the five strong J Class at the Palma Superyacht Cup. ... [more]

ANZ Fiji Race: The Winners and Grinners + Video By RAYC Media, , 12:29 PM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Royal Akarana Yacht Club’s ANZ Sail Fiji Ocean Race has drawn to a close amidst a sea of celebrations which spanned from country to country. It all began on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour on Saturday 7 June at 1300 hours with 20 boats in the racing fleet staring off Orakei Wharf amongst a flurry of shore side and water based supporters, well wishers and fans. ... [more]

Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts By Sail-World, , 11:52 AM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
As part of the PredictWind forecast site and app redesign Predictwind have increased the features to which the free accounts have access. All Free accounts have been extended to a full seven day forecast. Now the seven day forecast is the standard across all PredictWind packages. ... [more]

Composite Rigging launches new campaign for ECsix By Josh Impey, , 9:29 AM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
Composite Rigging is proud to introduce their new When Your Mast Must Stay Up campaign for ECsix, the most innovative continuous carbon rigging in the marine industry. The campaign centers around the product’s standout features; high performance, value and longevity in grueling ocean conditions. ... [more]

Maserati official partner of the Yacht Club de Monaco By Maserati, , 9:17 AM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
At the inauguration of the new YCM clubhouse, designed by Norman Foster and already hailed as the new symbol of the Principality of Monaco, the partnership with Maserati, which this year celebrates its centenary, and one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world, was officially announced. ... [more]

Sail Nelson named as the RYA New Zealand School of Year 2014 By Joanne Glassford, Christchurch , 9:15 AM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Sail Nelson has been named as the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) New Zealand Sailing School of the Year 2014, at the RYA forum held in the Coastguard Boating Education office last Friday. Richard Falk, British based Training Manager of the RYA, together with Neil Murray, General Manager of Coastguard Boating Education, presented the award to John and Woodi Moore of Sail Nelson. ... [more]

Monte Carlo 'MC5' making Australian Debut at Sydney Boat Show By Sarah Henry, Melbourne , 8:50 AM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
Monte Carlo: a notable demeanour, unique style, impeccable design. The first in the new Monte Carlo range, the MC5 is a motor yacht with a unique concept, endowed with innovative solutions originating from Beneteau group's industrial experience and the incomparable style of Monte Carlo Yachts. ... [more]

IRC Solent Region Championship 2014 - Day one By Lois Chell, , 8:34 AM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
IRC Solent Region Championship 2014 - Sadly, once in the vicinity of the Committee boat at Hill Head there was a definite lack of wind. AP was announced. The RSnYC were also hoping to start a passage race to Yarmouth and so there was quite a lot of chat on Ch 72 discussing race areas and wind projections. Some crew members took the opportunity to find a quiet spot for a nap. ... [more]

Tammy Wolf and Mercury's Formula 2 Powerboat on to Divisional Champion By Tammy Wolf, Milton , 8:27 AM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
Bay City (Michigan) is one of the few courses on the US F1 Powerboat Tour Schedule where Tammy Wolf doesn't have a lot of experience. ... [more]

Mini Fastnet 2014 - Off to attack Fastnet Rock By Winches Club, , 8:03 AM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
Mini Fastnet 2014 - The 66 sailors have set off for four to five days of battling it out towards the legendary Fastnet lighthouse. A light, northerly breeze should allow the Mini Fastnet competitors to cross the Channel quite easily over the next 36 hours. By Wednesday, the wind should be blowing nicely in the Celtic Sea before Thursday brings a low front and a steady wind. ... [more]

Nicolai Sehested takes the last wildcard to Stena Match Cup Sweden By Fabian Bengtsson, , 7:38 AM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2014 - Trefor Match Racing have been climbing the ISAF international match racing ranking the last couple of years and are currently on seventh place. Their journey to the top ten started as a match racing project for a few friends to have fun with. ... [more]

Half way for the RORC Season’s Points Championship By Louay Habib, , 7:18 AM Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Season's Points Championship 2014 - Devonian Nigel Passmore will be racing his Plymouth based J/133, Apollo 7, as part of the team's preparation for the forthcoming RORC Transatlantic Race. 'The Morgan Cup Race is part of our qualification for the Transatlantic in November,' explained Nigel. ... [more]

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