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2014 Rowing Worlds: Golden glory for new and experienced kiwi crews By Rowing NZ, , 2:46 AM Sunday 31 Aug 2014 - GMT
The successful momentum that New Zealand has built in the smaller boat events was highlighted again today with three crews standing on the victory dais overnight. New Zealand rowers have bagged a total of five medals at the world rowing championships regatta in Amsterdam so far, including two Gold and a bronze that were won on the seventh day of competition. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 30 2014 - The week ahead By Collinson FX, , 11:32 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 30 2014: Plenty to get your teeth into without even mentioning Geo-Political developments. The NZD will start the week around 0.8350 while the AUD starts at 0.9330. Buckle your belts! ... [more]

Sail Townsville: another corker of a day for Kiteboarders By John Byrne, Townsville , 9:34 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It was another corker of a day yesterday in the Sail Townsville Kiteboard Championship with four more races competed on Day 2. Blistering speeds and spectacular wipe outs were the order of the day. ... [more]

PWA Alacati World Cup - Grandstand finale on the horizon By Chris Yates, , 8:55 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - GMT
On day five of the 2014 PWA Alacati World Cup, another day of brilliant racing was produced as winds of 10-22 knots arrived by just before 1pm - allowing a further two winners’ finals to be completed in both the men’s and women’s divisions. ... [more]

Saltwater Species Hunt Challenge launched By Angling Trust, , 7:28 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Saltwater Species Hunt Challenge has been developed to encourage you to go fishing more often and try and catch as many different saltwater fish species as you can. That’s not all - there is also a competition to catch the largest fish possible in the Specimen Hunt part of the challenge. ... [more]

Melges 20 World Championship - More day 4 photos by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 6:52 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - GMT
Day four of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship was packed with action on the water. Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck to capture these images. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 4 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 6:31 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - GMT
On day four of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, a final race decided the winner. Photographer Stefano Gattini was on the water to capture these images of the action. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 3:47 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Sail-World talked to Knut Frostad, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO a few days after it was announced the Danish company was sponsoring the seventh entry in the 2014-15 Race. Here is part three in that interview series (there are links below to parts I and II). ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 3:29 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - GMT
After one final race at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, John Kilroy at the helm of Samba Pa Ti, tactician Paul Goodison and crew Jeff Reynolds proved they were more than deserving of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Champion title. ... [more]

Self-draining Optimist the SailQube, available at NB Sailsports By NB Sailsports, Somersby , 3:09 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - GMT
SailQube, is the newest, fastest and coolest polyethylene dinghy, designed by Jo Richards! Project managed by product development manager Glen Truswell. The boat is multi-functional, it is an ideal practice boat for young sailors because of its indestructible and unsinkable material. ... [more]

Niagara-on-the-Lake, a popular cruising destination in Canada By Greg Nicoll, , 2:47 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
On a really clear day, from my homeport of the Port Credit Yacht Club, you can just see Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of the most popular cruising destinations in Canada. The trip to Niagara takes about an hour by car or about five hours under sail, most of the time. ... [more]

The crowd-pleasing comforts of catamaran cruising By Kathy Mak, , 2:30 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Some may say that the sailing experience of monohulls versus catamarans is as different as chalk and cheese. Until recently, Frank (my husband) and I never gave much thought to catamarans. We rarely saw them over the years of monohull sailing on the West Coast. ... [more]

A little bit of everything at the Swedish Weta Nationals 2014 By Leif Goldkuhl, Hjälmaren Lake , 12:33 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - GMT
There was calm winds, there was gales, Western winds, easterly winds and southern winds. Bright sunshine and cloudburst. We experienced all of this and even some more stuff, during day one of the Weta championships. The second day was slightly less thrilling but nevertheless really exciting sailing. ... [more]

Supreme Boating Safety Award - Waikato Regional Council wins By Joanne Glassford, Auckland , 12:20 PM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - GMT
Coastguard Boating Education hosted New Zealand’s first-ever Boating Safety Conference at the Voyager Maritime NZ Museum. The highlight of the conference was the Awards Dinner where the organisation and its stakeholders took great pleasure in celebrating and recognising achievement in the promotion of boating safety. This year’s Boating Safety Award was presented to the Waikato Regional Council ... [more]

Images of the Waitemata: RNZYS Club Marine Winter Series By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:32 AM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Images from Saturday's race in the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Club Marine Winter Series. The breeze didn't give much change out of 25kts, it was raining and bleak. Small wonder that many elected to stay on the marina ... [more]

2014 Rowing Worlds: Stroke of success for NZ in non-Olympic events By Rowing NZ, , 9:55 AM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - GMT
New Zealand rowers have claimed a golden double and two world best time records at the 2014 world rowing championships in Amsterdam, with the squad also set up for more glory over the final two days of competition. New Zealand’s women’s four and the men’s coxed pair of coxswain Caleb Shepherd and rowers Hamish Bond and Eric Murray both won Gold in convincing fashion ... [more]

Magnetic Island Race Week: multihull earns honours from monhulls By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 7:39 AM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A combination of perfect racing conditions, no mistakes, great boat speed and a focus on a goal was all that was needed for the multihull Fantasia to take on the biggest of the monohulls and win. ... [more]

Death by Dinghy By Allan Riches Brunei Bay Radio, , 4:14 AM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Having operated adventure training organisations - trained staff and dealt with incidents, on land and water for more than thirty years - I've seen that the simple, the routine and the mundane are the most likely places to have problems. When embarking on a great adventure, stepping into the unknown or preparing for rough weather, we take precautions, wear safety equipment etc. ... [more]

'Sailing Stones' of Death Valley seen in action for the first time By Scripps iInstitute, , 3:31 AM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Racetrack Playa is home to an enduring Death Valley mystery. Littered across the surface of this dry lake, also called a 'playa,' are hundreds of rocks – some weighing as much as 320 kilograms (700 pounds) – that seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails that can stretch for hundreds of meters. ... [more]

Coast Guard searching for two boaters near St. Petersburg By Coast Guard, , 2:54 AM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Coast Guard is searching for two people aboard a 27-foot 1976 Almond Hunter sailing vessel near St. Petersburg, Florida, Friday. ... [more]

2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 4 -the Mean Streak By Rich Roberts, , 2:11 AM Saturday 30 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Skip McCormack spoke for all competitors after Friday's fourth day of the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis YC. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 3 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 9:19 PM Friday 29 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day three of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ... [more]

PWA Alacati World Cup - Frustrating start to day 4 By Chris Yates, , 8:46 PM Friday 29 Aug 2014 - GMT
The early part of day four turned out to be a hugely frustrating affair as variable winds, in terms of both strength and direction, wreaked havoc with the start of the racing at the Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup. However, over the duration of the afternoon the wind slowly stabilised to provide the most exciting racing of the week in winds of 15-28 knots. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 8:35 PM Friday 29 Aug 2014 - GMT
The third day of racing on beautiful Lake Garda produced premium conditions and spectacular competition at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship once more. Three additional races were completed with second place overall Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. closing the gap on regatta leader, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti ahead by five points. ... [more]

Girl power all set for Nottingham powerboat racing action By Chris Davies, Powerboat GP, , 7:18 PM Friday 29 Aug 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
Building on the success of the last two years of international powerboat racing championship events, Powerboat GP has once again organised a mouth watering prospect for circuit race fans in the shape of the GT15 and GT30 European Championships, the final round of the F4S World Championships, along with the OSY400 European Championships. ... [more]

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