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Open 420 Worlds: When good race days go bad... By Rob Burn, , 3:53 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Rob Burn reports on the fourth day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. One race today, the second abandoned just as the breeze appeared to come in. After a Lay day yesterday that was warm, with the best wind of the World Championships so far ... [more]

RC Laser Yacht Aus Championship - Sydney sailor brings home gold By Cliff Bromiley, Gold Coast , 3:37 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Brown said 'The competition was fierce this year – the skill levels increase year-on-year, as does the size of the fleet. This was a particularly pleasing event to win.' The event attracted a field of 24 sailors from around the country and was held at Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast in sunny conditions with variable winds. ... [more]

Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Ragtime to riches By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:07 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Long-time Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron member Chris Morgan wondered pre-race if his boat’s number one berth allocation at the final resting point, at Keppel Bay Marina, could be an omen. Last night he and wife Bernadette’s 20 year-old J130 Ragtime was declared the IRC overall winner of the eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ... [more]

2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - Day 2 By Rich Roberts, , 2:24 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - For a while Saturday the 2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club was building to a Sunday showdown between Chris Raab, who won Friday's Qualification competition and two of Saturday's fleet races, and young Christophe Killian, the defending champion who had three seconds before finishing first in Saturday's sixth and final race ... [more]

Aussies World Champions in 2014 29er titles By Peter McIntosh, Kingston , 1:43 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
World 29er Championships 2014 - You read it here first … Last week a story in Sail-world noted that NSW teenagers Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, sailing for Belmont Sailing Club, had just won the North American 29er Nationals and looked to be a huge threat in this year’s 29er Worlds which were to follow at the same venue at Kingston, Canada. And so it turned out to be!! ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 2, 2014 - Interest buoys KIWI By Collinson FX, , 1:15 AM Sunday 03 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 2, 2014: A dramatic collapse in equities for the week signalled a confluence of Geo-Political crises and economic fundamental changes globally. Equities have turned, with the fear the Fed will conclude QE Infinity and begin to raise rates, for the first time in eight years. The KIWI managed to consolidate, at 0.8500, supported by extremely attractive interest rate differentials. ... [more]

Halong becomes a Super Typhoon; Japan in harm's way By Adam Douty, , 9:52 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Halong has been rapidly intensifying to start the weekend, becoming a super typhoon early Saturday night, local time, with maximum sustained winds of 250 kph (155 mph). Halong is expected to remain a very dangerous typhoon through the rest of the weekend and into the coming week. ... [more]

420 World Championship - High scoring day 5 in Travemunde By 420 Sailing, , 8:40 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - GMT
It was a high scoring race day five with three back to back races for all fleets at the 420 Worlds. The change in breeze was welcomed, with racing kicking off in around 10 knots, steadily increasing and holding at around 13 knots with gusts up to 14 knots. ... [more]

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Challenged by winds on day 1 By Rupert Holmes/CWL, , 7:41 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The opening day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week saw competitors challenged by winds that varied from well under 10 knots to more than 20. After a weather front cleared the race area at lunchtime, the breeze settled into a brisk south-westerly of 16-20 knots, giving glorious racing conditions and once again bathing Cowes in warm sunlight. ... [more]

Cinq équipages s’affrontent sur la Round Britain and Ireland Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:19 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - GMT
En route vers la Grande Bretagne, l’équipage d’Iker Martínez teste cette semaine de nouveaux équipiers. Le bateau espagnol se prépare à participer à la Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. La Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race débutera samedi 9 août et sera précédée de l’incontournable Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. ... [more]

Sopot Match Race - Robertson on match point in semis By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:50 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Semi-Finals remained in the balance at the close of play today at Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, with four time champion Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team 0-2 down against Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing, while defending champion Taylor Canfield’s USone team was even on 1-1 against France’s Mathieu Richard and his LunaJets crew. ... [more]

Shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay to be rejuvenated By Deborah Cole, , 5:20 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - GMT
Shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay will be rejuvenated under a landmark partnership between the Victorian Coalition Government and one of the world’s largest conservation groups. ... [more]

Allen RS Feva World Championship overall By Golly Tucker, , 5:01 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - GMT
An hour’s delay due to a late arriving sea breeze did little to calm the nerves on the final day of the RS Feva World Championship. This did allow the Class AGM to take place delayed as it was due to the late finish the day before. Ultimately the D flag launched the fleet into a shifty 8-10kt breeze. ... [more]

Chester Race Week -Only two weeks to the starting gun By Michael Dunn, , 4:33 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - GMT
Many know Halifax­ based Peter Wickwire as a champion J24 skipper - he won the J24 One Design class at Chester Race Week 2013, is Nova Scotia’s reigning J24 champion and is the reigning CYA Canadian Match Racing Champion. But a big win racing an International One Design (IOD) boat in Bermuda in May has him dropping his J24 Sunnyvale for the IOD Squall for Chester Race Week 2014. ... [more]

Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing - Results after Round Robin One By Jennifer Crooks, , 1:17 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Harry Price and his crew of Angus Williams, Finn Gilbert and Owen Long are the current clubhouse leaders at the conclusion of Round Robin One in the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). ... [more]

2014 Brisbane Boat Show - What's your trailer boat worth? By John Daffy, Brisbane , 12:29 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - None of those providing the indicative values sell new boats and that makes the service fully transparent, with no hidden strings or agendas. ... [more]

Images of the Waitemata: RNZYS Winter race - Foilers and big Boats By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:09 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Images from the RNZYS Club Marine Winter Series, sailed Saturday, August 2. Shooting from under North Head, there was a good view of many of the race boats before the cloud moved in and the light crumped out. Conditions were a testing northerly wind, blowing straight down the Channel, averaging 20kts and gusting to 25kts - making for some exciting racing. ... [more]

Laser Radial Youth World titles 2014 - Overnight leaders hold on By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 10:32 AM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship . Dziwnów, Poland Day 5 A 12 knot wind built from the east and the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea produced good surfing waves. The move to Finals races with the two gold fleets on the same course provided an exhibition of close and exciting racing that was a joy to watch. ... [more]

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