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RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing By RC44 Class Association, , 7:00 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
Local Swedish fans were rewarded on the penultimate day of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship when Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing dramatically improved its performance, following mid-fleet finishes over the last two days. The shifty on-shore southwesterly today provided good racing, despite the wind rarely gusting over 16 knots. ... [more]

18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th By Rich Roberts, , 6:27 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The beach remains but the bleachers are gone, along with the giant catamarans (apparently long gone) that shared the restless waters during San Francisco's summer of the 34th America's Cup last year. But the lively little boats that for a decade helped to set the stage for spectacular beachfront sailboat racing will be back on the bay Monday, Aug. 25. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise By Trish Jenkins, , 6:12 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
At 1400 BST, the forecast strong westerly winds had arrived at the north of the course for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, providing challenging conditions for the yachts in the region. Three competitors have retired in the last 24 hours and Jankees Lampe's Open 40, La Promesse has suspended racing and is heading for Stornoway to effect mainsail repairs, before restarting the race. ... [more]

Miss Isle sails from Padstow to Appledore By RYA, , 5:56 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
‘Sip and Puff’ sailing teen Natasha ‘Miss isle’ Lambert 'cannot wait to climb that mountain' having completed the 11th and penultimate leg of her Sea and Summit sailing challenge, back on the water after eight days' waiting for a weather window, sailing from Padstow, Cornwall to Appledore, Devon today (Friday 15 August). ... [more]

Positive news for cruising boats in Greece By The Cruising Association, , 5:29 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
After months of controversy regarding the new Greek circulation tax, the Greek government has introduced two changes which cut harbour dues. Until August 1 harbour dues in Greece were collected by the Hellenic Coast Guard, colloquially known as Port Police or PP. ... [more]

Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways By Rob Jordan, , 5:17 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
Stanford researchers look for freshwater mussels as part of a study of bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways. Pharmaceuticals, personal care products, herbicides and flame retardants are increasingly showing up in waterways. New Stanford research finds that a natural, low-cost solution – clams and mussels – may already exist for these contaminants of emerging concern, or CECs. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:11 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing fired a huge warning shot across the bows of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 fleet with a record-breaking monohull victory in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ... [more]

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing bate récord en la Vuelta a Inglaterra e Irlanda By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:56 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
4 días, 13 horas y 10 minutos ha sido el tiempo de Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing en la Vuelta a Inglaterra e Irlanda, haciendo trizas el anterior récord del VOR70 Groupama. Segundo en la clase Volvo Ocean 65 ha sido el Equipo Español, y tercero Dongfeng. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third By Amy Monkman, , 2:40 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
At 4:40am BST Dongfeng Race Team crossed the finish line of this year’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Despite a few small setbacks it has been an awesome week for the team. As the Volvo Ocean 65 ‘Dongfeng’ arrived at Ocean Village in Southampton, spirits were high both onboard and on land. ... [more]

Brisbane Boat Show 2014 - New boat engines set to rev up interest By John Daffy, Brisbane , 12:56 PM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - A stable full of new horsepower will be revving up a fantastic display of boat engines at this year’s Brisbane Boat Show with a key focus on new capacities, new technologies and the introduction of personalised colour palettes. ... [more]

Pyefleet Week 2014 - Day 6 By Fiona Brown, , 10:05 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 Pyefleet Week - It was family fun day at Pyefleet Week 2014 on Friday where all the classes enjoyed great racing afloat and shore there was fun and games for all throughout the day and into the evening. ... [more]

Lawson's Dry Hills sponsor Premier Top of the South Keel Boat Regatta By Sue van Velzen, Waikawa , 9:46 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Lawson's Dry Hills have been confirmed as the 2015 Gold Sponsor of the Waikawa Boating Club's popular New Year Regatta. Rear Commodore Sailing, Juliet Abbott says 'We are thrilled to welcome Lawson's Dry Hills as our Gold sponsor for 2015. This will be the eighth year running that Lawson's have been our main sponsor ... [more]

RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer By Jessica Gray, , 9:41 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 RC44 World Championship - Three more races were held for day two at the RC44 Marstrand World Championship with a further three teams winning races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua has now taken the overall lead, but is just one point ahead of the day’s decisive winner, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team, who is in turn one point ahead of newcomers Nico Poons’ Charisma. ... [more]

Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles By ISAF, , 9:22 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Byte CII sailor Paul de Souza will carry the Bahamian flag at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 16 August to honour the 50th anniversary of Sir Durward Knowles taking the nation's first ever Olympic gold. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble By Trish Jenkins, , 8:54 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds, smashing the monohull race record by over 30 hours and setting a new course record ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA By Trish Jenkins, , 8:28 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Volvo Ocean 65 Team SCA, skippered by Sam Davies, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 06.10.39 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of four days, 21 hours, 00 minutes and 39 seconds. ... [more]

2014 Sail Canada Senior National Championships at CORK OCR By Marianne Davis, , 7:58 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 Sail Canada Senior National Championships - Hot on the heels of hosting the Youth Championships, CORK Kingston is set to greet over 250 sailors at the Olympic Classes Regatta and Senior National Championships. Registration and check-in begins today with racing from Saturday through until Wednesday August 20th. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race By Stefano Blin, , 7:29 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Team Alvimedica have completed the arduous Round Britain and Ireland Race, crossing the finishing line off the Royal Yacht Squadron here at 5.59 BST on Saturday with an elapsed time of four days, 20 hours and 49 minutes. ... [more]

2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 1 By Melges 32, , 6:33 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The racing conditions for the start of the 2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship was phenomenal and exceeded every owners expectation. When the clock struck 11:15, it was as if a switch had been moved from the off to on position. A shift delayed the start by 15 minutes, but past that, the breeze filled in better than any team would have ever imagined. ... [more]

Two rescued in tow from 13km offshore By Ken McManus, , 6:14 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Central Coast and Terrigal have saved two men on board a sinking open runabout about 13km east of Terrigal this morning. ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Final countdown By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:42 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - On the eve of racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 182-strong crews are looking skyward for the rain and fog to clear and the cloud cover to break up, clearing the way for the south easterly tradewinds to return to the Whitsundays. ... [more]

420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3 By International 420 Class Association, , 4:39 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
A crazy race day three at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans as massive windshifts swept across the course, with races abandoned and courses reset. ... [more]

2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed By Trish Jenkins, , 3:52 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds. ... [more]

2014 Chester Race Week - Day 3 By Dunn Coordinator, , 3:28 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - GMT
Challenging weather conditions caused a delay to the start of races on day three, but once the sun broke through it was smooth sailing for the most part. All classes managed to get in one race, with some classes able to get two races in before the wind died ­­ a welcome relief for sailors after yesterday’s rough weather. ... [more]

2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds take the early lead By Chicago Match Race Center, , 2:46 AM Saturday 16 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The top seeds in the field have taken the early lead here in the first day of competition at the Chicago Match Race Center's ISAF Grade Two Chicago Grand Slam. Among their matches sailed in the first stage of the Round Robin, the top seed - World-ranked number two Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands - has taken the early lead with a score of 100% wins in the seven matches ... [more]

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