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International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1 By Mark Jardine, , 2:42 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The thunderstorms which have been plaguing the UK in recent days led to a two hour postponement ashore. The helms were released at midday with the first race started in 13 knots of wind at 13.15. Course setting was made very tricky with the wind swinging through around 90 degrees and ranging from 3 to 14 knots. ... [more]

Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1 By PKRA, , 12:05 AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - GMT
The first day of the 2014 Fuerteventura World Cup experienced early strong winds in the typical side-offshore direction. At noon, the men’s freestyle trials and the first heats of the competition began, where riders channeled their motivation to perform their most impressive tricks in the classic Fuerteventura conditions. ... [more]

2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA , 10:34 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - With the great weather conditions, the Race Committee completed all the matches except the finals, which will happen on Saturday starting about noon. Racing in the finals will be the team from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Australia led by 2013 winner Sam Gilmour, with Adam Negri and Storm Brown. ... [more]

America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 10:28 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club CEO, Iain Murray told Sail-World that the decision to withdraw from the 35th America’s Cup was only made in the last 48 hours. 'This challenge has grown to the point where the gap between the commercial side and the competitive costs' are out of HIYC’s comfort zone ... [more]

Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S. By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 10:13 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Don Wilson (Chicago, IL) remains the number one Open U.S. match racer, and number 20 in the world, sailing from the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC). Wilson finished 2013 strong by winning the Carlos Aguilar Grade Two Match Race in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and started 2014 strong winning the CMRC Spring Invitational in May. Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team remain in second ... [more]

2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 9:54 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old. ... [more]

PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot By Chris Yates, , 9:36 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
The penultimate day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the juniors return to action for the final time this week, whilst only the winners’ and losers’ finals remain in the women’s fleet. Iballa Moreno and Daida Moreno once again proved unstoppable at their home spot as they set up another mouthwatering tie to decide the Queen of Pozo. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:26 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has set new grounds for the regatta with Tavira, Portugal playing host to a record number of nations and sailors as the curtain was drawn on the event at the closing ceremony. Tavira's Town Hall square played host to the closing ceremony on 18 July and saw the achievements of all 367 sailors from 67 nations celebrated. ... [more]

Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 9:19 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
With just one more day of racing scheduled in Riva Del Garda at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship, Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima remains in first place overall, extending his lead by two more points. ... [more]

Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara , 9:07 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
A clear indication of close, competitive yacht racing comes when there are large numbers of boats converging at the rounding marks. That happened in dramatic fashion during the first race of the third day at the Farr 40 West Coast Championship, being hosted by Santa Barbara Yacht Club. ... [more]

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Anticipation building in Cowes By James Boyd, , 8:03 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Anticipation has been building going into tomorrow's start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial week-long Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. This year's event features nine teams, comprising four from France, one from Ireland and four from Britain (including one from Scotland), two more than 2012. ... [more]

Tour de France a la Voile - Opportunity seized by Courrier Dunkerque 3 By Fabienne Morin, , 7:04 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, it was supposed to be a windy leg, but when the fleet left Gruissan at 8am this morning, the wind was not exceeding eight knots. And a few miles further, it was even worse. The M34 got becalmed just off Cadaques, near Cape Creus. ... [more]

Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:24 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on site in Riva del Garda at the Melges 32 European Championship to capture these images on day three. ... [more]

New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start By Rod Harris, Newport, RI , 5:43 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The abundant harvest of racers, during the summer, always fills Newport's Bay. This day it was no different. As the Marstrom 32 Newport Fleet got off to a most anxious start, the spirit of racing filled Newport's bay once again. Five boats in the M32 class. Thursday, July 17, the participants took advantage of the, good enough, race conditions to compete heartily. And boy they did. ... [more]

Armband Cup on the horizon By International 14, , 5:11 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The prestigious Armband Cup is once again upon us. The highest of prizes for those aspiring sailors dreaming of racing an International 14. To enter the event, one member of the crew must not have sailed an International 14. The events handicap system is so complex that only a handful of people truly understand it, but the key factors are the less experience you possess, the better your handicap. ... [more]

Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 3:44 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck for day three of the Melges 32 European Championship to capture these images during races 7-9. ... [more]

CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition By Susan Kantor, , 3:38 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The cruising division set sail for the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac at 3 p.m. on July 18th. Event Chairman Matt Gallagher, who is sailing in cruising division on Endeavour, said 41 cruising boats began the race under light winds, clear skies and flat water. ... [more]

Team Alvimedica getting a touchup By Team Alvimedica, , 3:25 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Team Alvimedica, still at sea, updates us about the touchup that New Zealander Ryan Houston has been requesting for some time now. It's his way of saying that he wants to get extreme, but there's a certain Kiwi calmness to it that makes it sound less sinister than the situations it can potentially define. ... [more]

Dredging activity near corals can increase frequency of diseases By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, , 2:51 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
In a world-first study published on July 17th, researchers say dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals. 'At dredging sites, we found more than twice as much coral disease than at our control sites,' says the lead author of the study, Joe Pollock, a PhD candidate from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. ... [more]

PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5 By Chris Yates, , 1:50 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
Pozo sprung to life on day five of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival with more drama packed into today than the opening four days of the event. Today saw injuries, upsets, close calls and kit breakages as the sailors were finally given the opportunity to show exactly what they are capable of on the water. ... [more]

World ARC heading out of the Pacific By World Cruising, , 1:01 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Ideal conditions helped the World ARC fleet get well underway on Leg Seven of their circumnavigation as they leave astern the island of Efate in Vanuatu. Moderate easterly winds made for a downwind start across the entrance to Port Vila Bay. A few yachts were encouraged by the light conditions to fly their coloured sails making for a beautiful sight. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos By ISAF, , 12:24 PM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal came to a thrilling conclusion as the medals across the eight events were decided. ... [more]

NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show By Barby MacGowan, , 10:58 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
When a building southwesterly, starting at five knots and maxing out at 12, funneled into Narragansett Bay this afternoon, the waterfront view from Jamestown and Newport (south of Newport’s Pell Bridge) resembled that of a race track at NYYC Race Week. ... [more]

Marine Rescue Evans Head volunteers save stranded Jet Ski rider By Ken McManus, , 10:35 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on the NSW North Coast have rescued a man stranded offshore when his jet ski broke down early this afternoon. ... [more]

Victorian Match Racing Championships - Day 1 images by Chris Furey By Chris Furey, , 10:03 AM Saturday 19 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Some photos of the action packed first day of the 2014 Victorian Match Racing Championships held off Sandringham Yacht Club today. ... [more]

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