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Women’s Keelboat Championship overall By Sail Canada, , 7:27 AM Wednesday 20 Aug 2014 - GMT
A total of 11 boats and 36 participants took part, getting nine races in over three days. Event coach Toby Bryant was on site for practice and racing days giving competitors tips and tricks! Toby is one of the top Shark sailors in Quebec, with experience sailing in Fireball, J24, J30, 2.4m fleets. Day one of racing kicked off with light breeze, grey skies and cool temperatures. ... [more]

IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team By Will Ricketson, , 4:33 AM Wednesday 20 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Racing began on Tuesday at the IFDS World Championship, Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event, and competitors were treated to sunshine and plentiful breeze. Hosted by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, North America’s oldest sailing club, this event serves as the first nation qualifier for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. ... [more]

2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins By Melges 20, , 3:55 AM Wednesday 20 Aug 2014 - GMT
Melges 20 World Champ -In less than two weeks, the commencement of the second Audi Melges 20 World Championship will take place with a record-breaking entry of 55 teams expected to participate in the four-day racing affair. The Italian fleet is the largest in attendance with additional representation from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Monaco, Russia and United States. ... [more]

2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3 By Daniel Smith, , 3:18 AM Wednesday 20 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - The strongest breeze of the competition thus far is expected for the third day of competition on Lake Jinniu with up to eight knots of breeze on the menu. ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Resurrection By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:52 AM Wednesday 20 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Thirty years ago at a crossroads Barry Cuneo took the sensible parent-pleasing option and pursued a career, believing he could drop back into sailing any time. He’s on the water all the time as a sea pilot on Port Philip, but when it came to sailing he discovered a large hole in the sport. ... [more]

Oman Sail successfully hosts first National Optimist Championship By Times News Service, , 2:44 AM Wednesday 20 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The event came on the back of a week-long training camp for 14 members of the Youth Squad as part of the OmanTel Youth Programme, co-sponsored by Oman Shipping Company. It saw 45 young Omani sailors aged between 9 and 14 compete over four days in Sur. ... [more]

2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Day 4 By Robert Deaves, , 2:21 AM Wednesday 20 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Jim Hunt has finally won the British OK Dinghy National Championship after several failed attempts over the past decade. He closed out the 2014 title after two more very close and breezy races sailed in very shifty winds in the mouth of the Blackwater Estuary on Tuesday morning. ... [more]

America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 11:34 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ... [more]

Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 By Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland , 9:53 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
That perfection in sailing is impossible to achieve has been a universal experience and particularly in 10-knot winds, as we are all aware. At least I was until today, but one race changed all that. This Damascene moment came as a result of an invitation to sail aboard the perpetual line honours winner, the 100-foot supermaxi Wild Oats XI from owner Bob Oatley. ... [more]

Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S. By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 9:47 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The women’s match racing rankings remain unchanged other than Andrea Cabito (San Francisco, CA) moving into the number 10 spot. Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) and her Epic Racing team hold onto the number one spot among U.S. women match racers, and remain number three in the world. Nicole Breault (San Francisco, CA) and Katie Maxim (San Francisco, CA) remain number two and three. ... [more]

2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 9:23 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
Florian Gruber (GER, UC/Ozone) and Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) top the leaderboard at the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships at Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey. In the womens fleet it is a neck-on-neck battle between Steph Bridge (GBR, North), Elena Kalinina (RUS, TMV/ELF) and Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). ... [more]

IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson By Sail-World.com, , 8:38 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Jude Robertson was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images on day one of racing. ... [more]

Anthony Gagliardi wins Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Murray By FLW Outdoors, , 7:32 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity, S.C., crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday to claim the title of Forrest Wood Cup Champion at the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Murray presented by Walmart. ... [more]

National Paralympic Day - Get out on the water August 30th By RYA, , 6:50 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Saturday 30 August 2014 is National Paralympic Day. RYA Sailability is offering people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get out on the water in Lymington and experience sailing and boating for free. 'Often people with a disability or indeed their family or carers think that sailing and power boating are both inaccessible and expensive,' comments Aly Gunn. ... [more]

EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship - Action now underway By John Friend, , 5:56 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
Excellent conditions for sailing welcomed the first races of the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship here in Gdynia today, with sunshine, winds around 14 knots and only slight seas for the competitors to enjoy. Racing got underway on schedule at 11.00 on two race courses, course Bravo for the International 420 and Laser Radial, and course Alpha for the RS:X and 29er. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled By Jonno Turner, , 5:33 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
'We used to go to the starts and finishes of the Whitbread Round the World Race, as it was then,' recalls Team SCA’s Sam Davies, with a smile. 'There wasn’t much media in those days, so once the boats left you didn’t really hear from them until they returned nine months later looking all tatty.' ... [more]

Chester Race Week - Josenhans’ daily 'news' reports By Katie Nicoll, Chester , 4:04 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
They love to see the sailors come and they love to see them go! Now that Chester Race Week is over, all the 300+ sailors have departed, and Chester reverts back to a wonderful, easy-going, summer sailing community... what would the community be without the daily seminars at Chester Race Week by Olympic sailor and general all-around wonderful guy, Andreas Josenhans. ... [more]

Niagara team wins Canadian Women's Keelboat Championship By Jinnie Gordon, Pointe Claire, Quebec , 3:58 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
Skipper Jinnie Gordon and her team of Laurel Gordon and Eileen Quigley from the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club have captured the 2014 Sail Canada National Women's Keelboat Championship. The Championship was hosted by the Pointe Claire Yacht Club and Sail Canada in Quebec (near Montreal) August 15 – 17. ... [more]

52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed By 52 Super Series, , 3:44 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
Eight newly built TP52s will compete on the 2015 52 Super Series circuit which is expected to comprise 12 to 14 boats, including three teams who will be new to the series in Europe, over a five regatta circuit at venues which are presently being finalised. ... [more]

420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium By International 420 Class Association, , 2:36 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
At the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans, from very little wind to gusts of up to 28 knots, mixed up with rain storms and thunder challenged the 390 teams on the final day of racing here in Gdynia, Poland on Monday 18 August. A 12 race series for the 108 boat 420 fleet, with a 10 race series followed by a double-points Medal Race for the 470 Men and Women fleets. ... [more]

420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium By International 420 Class Association, , 2:36 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
At the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans, from very little wind to gusts of up to 28 knots, mixed up with rain storms and thunder challenged the 390 teams on the final day of racing here in Gdynia, Poland on Monday 18 August. A 12 race series for the 108 boat 420 fleet, with a 10 race series followed by a double-points Medal Race for the 470 Men and Women fleets. ... [more]

Youth and Junior racing an important part of the WPNSA event calendar By Jessica Francis, , 2:24 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Youth and Junior racing forms an important part of the events calendar at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and this year is proving to be no exception. 2014 has seen the Academy host a wide variety of major events ranging from weekend Grand Prix to National and World Championships, featuring many of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Youth and Junior Classes. ... [more]

Huff of Arklow nearing completion, expected on the water next month By Afloat.ie, , 2:00 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
The restoration of the classic yacht 'Huff of Arklow' is approaching completion in Cornwall and anticipation is building to see the 1951 John Tyrrell & Sons build back on the water in her original form next month. The unique yacht designed by the famous Uffa Fox was built for Douglas Heard, a well-known Dublin yachtsman and the first president of the Irish Yachting Association. ... [more]

IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal By Kathy Large, , 1:54 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - GMT
ISAF vice president Gary Jobson has presented former IFDS president Linda Merkle of Atlanta, Georgia with a silver medal for service to disabled sailing. Merkle spent more than fifteen years in various roles with the International Association for Disabled Sailing. ... [more]

RS200 National Championship - Back on the water for day 2 By Sally Campbell, , 1:33 PM Tuesday 19 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
After day one was blown off at the RS200 Nationals, the 238 RS200 sailors were keen to get on the water, and were released on time for a big day's racing. Today was the day to be pathfinder for the gate start. Long slow shifts in reasonably consistent breeze gave those massive levers with a few lengths of a head start a big advantage. ... [more]

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