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Express 27 National Championship overall + Video By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, , 5:46 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Express 27 National Championship took place at San Francisco Yacht Club - August 28-31, 2014. With wind gusts into the mid-30s, a hefty 2.7 knot flood and a tight reach across the Bay from Harding Rock , past Alcatraz, and down to Blossom Rock, the crew of Motorcycle Irene decided to 'Send It' anyways. ... [more]

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship underway By International Maxi Association, , 5:33 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - GMT
Sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and International Maxi Association (IMA), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship, started today in the beautiful waters of the Costa Smeralda. ... [more]

NOAA expedition discovers ship’s timepiece silent for nearly 200 years By NOAA Research, , 4:59 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Using undersea robots, a team of NOAA-led marine archeologists discovered a ship’s chronometer where time has stood still for about 200 years at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. This was the latest discovery made as part of the Gulf of Mexico expedition by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. ... [more]

Blue Planet Odyssey - Northwest Passage gate opens By Jimmy Cornell, , 4:50 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
31 August was exactly three months since Aventura left London bound for Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage. Since then we have covered over 6000 miles and are now bound for St Johns in Newfoundland, having decided to abandon our attempt to transit the Northwest Passage due to persistent unfavourable ice conditions. ... [more]

World ARC participants tour Litchfield National Park By World Cruising Club, , 4:39 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The tour to the Litchfield National Park ran on August 30th with 52 World ARC participants. The rushing waters and rugged vistas that made life difficult for the early miners, loggers, and graziers now provide a focus for the park and a highlight for visitors. Participants had the opportunity to walk along set trails around stunning waterfalls or take a refreshing swim in the water holes. ... [more]

A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6.0 now available By Frank Virgintino, , 4:31 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
FreeCruisingGuides.com has announced the release of the sixth edition of A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6.0. The sixth edition is entirely updated and includes an expanded discussion with additional charts of the Windward Passage as a 'very sailable' alternative entrance into the Caribbean and gateway to Caribbean islands frequently bypassed along more traditional routes. ... [more]

BNS Leopold I to commence counter-piracy operations By EU Naval Force, , 4:22 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
After leaving her home port of Zeebrugge on Sunday 10 August, Belgian Navy warship BNS Leopold I has arrived in the Gulf of Aden to commence counter-piracy operations with the EU Naval Force. This is the fourth time that this multi-purpose frigate, with 157 men and 13 women on board, has participated in the European Union’s Operation Atalanta. ... [more]

RYA Youth National Match Racing Championship: Vose and crew victorious By Matt Carter, , 4:12 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
This year’s RYA Youth National Match Racing Championship title was decided this weekend (30-31 August) as Annabel Vose and her crew of Tim Gratton and Matt Wallis came out on top at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ... [more]

EFG MothEuroCup 2014 - Act 5 at Wittensee + Video By Dani Rast, Lake Wittensee , 3:42 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - GMT
For Act 5 of the 2014 EFG MothEuroCup the Moth Sailors traveled to Wittensee in Northern Germany. The Wassersport Club am Wittensee provided great infrastructure and a very capable race committee under the stable hand of Race Officer Eike Dietrich. ... [more]

Expérience et jeunesse: Team Vestas Wind dévoile son équipag By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:17 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - GMT
7e et dernier bateau confirmé pour la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Team Vestas Wind annonce aujourd’hui son équipage. Le skipper Chris Nicholson affiche un palmarès impressionnant avec six titres de champion du monde et quatre participations à la course autour du monde. ... [more]

Africa Europe Challenge introduces 'Spectator's Package' By Tamas Szekely, Budapest , 2:57 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Having given a serious consideration to feedbacks and remarks from cruisers after the Africa Europe Challenge opened for entries, the organizing team of the AEC have decided to introduce a so called Spectator’s Package so to make it possible for cruisers on a tight budget to take part in their events. ... [more]

Gaastra August Regatta - Great sailing for the fortunate few By Phil Riley, , 2:29 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
In the early 1970s British economist EF Schumacher's influential book Small Is Beautiful created a stir by arguing that bigger was often not better. It's a view that neatly describes the Royal Southern Yacht Club's Gaastra August Regatta which, despite having a relatively small fleet, served up great sailing for the fortunate few who were able to take part. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander: The game will be wide open By ISAF, , 2:08 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - GMT
The game will be wide open in both the Laser and Laser Radial at the Santander ISAF Sailing World Championship with large numbers gunning for World Championship glory and a Rio 2016 Olympic place. 72 nations featuring 150 sailors will compete in the Laser fleet whilst 58 nations will sail in the 120-boat Laser Radial fleet. Both fleets will kick start racing in Santander on Friday 12 September. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind bank on experience and energy mix By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:21 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
Chris Nicholson’s Team Vestas Wind crew will enter the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 with less time to prepare than any of their rivals but brimming with experience combined with youthful energy. The Australian skipper is banking on the tried and tested including two sailors with seven Volvo Ocean Races under their belts already – New Zealanders Tony Rae and Rob Salthouse – in his crew announced today. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind name crew and leave for Qualifier By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 12:50 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The latest entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Vestas Wind left Southampton on Sunday, heading for the race start port in Alicante, Spain. The team will take on the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic waters off Spain and Portugal before reaching the Mediterranean to complete the obligatory 2,000-nautical-mile qualifying distance. ... [more]

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate By British Antarctic Survey, , 12:39 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - GMT
A study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm. A team of researchers, including the British Antarctic Survey, have detected the rapid rise in sea-level by studying satellite scans of a region that spans more than a million square kilometres. ... [more]

Rough & Reddy wins Marsden Cove event in E5.9 Traveler Series By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Assn Media, Marsden Cove, Bream Bay , 12:19 PM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Event 3 on the 2014 Traveller Series sailed from Marsden Cove, hosted by Onerahi Yacht Club, included another strong fleet of 16 boats including all four new boats launched in the last few months. ... [more]

Powerboat champions gear up for Honda RYA Youth RIB National final By Susie NationGrainger, , 11:54 AM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
28 young powerboaters from across the UK will be hitting the water on Sunday 14 September at the PSP Southampton Boat Show. They’ll be putting their skill, control, and speed to the test in the hope of clinching the prestigious title of 2014 Honda RYA Youth RIB National Champion. ... [more]

Vendee Globe: Alex Thomson announces new Hugo Boss By Sail-World, , 11:49 AM Monday 01 Sep 2014 - GMT
Alex Thomson Racing has announcing the build of the new Hugo Boss IMOCA 60 to be launched in summer 2015, with the aim of winning the 2016 Vendee Globe. Financially, building a new race boat is a considerable investment and Alex Thomson Racing are privileged to have the support of their sponsors and financial backing to announce this boat build. ... [more]

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