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2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories By Jennifer Hall, , 4:18 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Light-to-medium airs on the Costa Smeralda made for a tense and exciting showdown to the Rolex Swan Cup. Five of the six divisions in the 93-boat fleet were in doubt until the very end. The only runaway winner was the Romanian Swan 42 OD, Natalia, which won the 12-boat division by a good margin from the fast-improving Magical Mystery Tour helmed by Ed Leask. ...

2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate By Cayard Sailing, , 2:37 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Paul Cayard reports: One race was scheduled for today. After a brief postponement waiting for wind, the race started at 11:30 under blue skies and a moderate 12 knot breeze. The course for all the fleets on the Fort Mason race track took us outside the Golden Gate bridge for to a buoy off Pt. Diablo. It's always impressive to sail out through the Golden Gate. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win By Warren Douglas, , 10:23 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has won Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing series today in Istanbul in the dramatic final race of the regatta. After 30 races, Dean Barker and his crew - Glenn Ashby, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas and Edwin De Laat - waited for the final double points race to leap frog The Wave, Muscat and take home the trophy. ...

Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes By ISAF, , 9:19 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
The third day of racing at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships was a tough affair with light winds and a strong current testing the sailors across the six fleets on the water. The Laser, Laser Radial and Men's and Women's RS:X were joined by the Men's and Women's 470 fleets on the third day of racing as they kick started their competition. Includes Highlights Video. ...

J.P Morgan BAR Boat and crew tested in Istanbul By JP Morgan, , 8:59 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
A tense and tough final day completed four days of racing in Istanbul, leaving J.P. Morgan BAR frustrated and disappointed with their performance at the finale of Act 6. Seven races were sailed, the final of the day acting as a double pointer, taking it to 31 in total in Turkey’s iconic and largest city. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo By Jesus Renedo, , 8:16 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds 2014 - Santander winds provide tough test on day 3 By Lindsey Bell, , 7:51 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
The 470 Women and RS:X Women’s fleets did manage to complete their planned two races each, but the Laser, Laser Radial and 470 Men’s classes fell behind with just one race possible in the testing conditions. Defending champion Nick Dempsey took the initiative in his two races on the RS:X men’s windsurfing course. ...

Santander 49ers Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 4:56 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
A chaotic battle is looming in Santander as the big Olympic Skiff fleet battles against the numbers in the qualifying stage of this 2014 World Championship. The 49er boat park is full to overflowing in Santander with 90 boats currently entered and possibly 92 likely to be racing and there is a big spread in the experience and quality ...

GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds By Lindsey Bell, , 4:43 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s only the second World Championship for the new Olympic multihull, brought in for the Rio 2016 cycle, and follows on from the 2013 event in The Hague, Netherlands, where British pairing Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond claimed the silver medal in the inaugural world event. Ten country qualification spots for the Rio 2016 Games will be up for grabs in the Nacra 17 class this week. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:09 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
The dress rehearsal, which does not count towards Volvo Ocean Race points, climaxed with a thrilling finish just before day-break on Sunday morning with five of the seven boats arriving within 20 minutes of each other and the sixth completing the two-day return trip from Alicante to Palma, Majorca a further 16 minutes later. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen By Dan Ibsen, , 3:32 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen ...

Santander Worlds – already a spectator success By Dan Ibsen, , 2:36 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Sunday in Santander, Spain- The sun is shining, light winds and ten thousands of people are out and about watching the activities at Santander 2015. On the promenade, along the boat parks and at the city waterfront. Sailors are certainly not used to a huge interest from the public, but here in Santander it’s clear that the city and its citizens really enjoy having this Sailing World Champions ...

ISAF Worlds Finn Gold Cup: In-form Scott aiming for world title repeat By Lindsey Bell, , 1:26 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
The 27-year-old is unbeaten in the men’s heavyweight dinghy class since his return to Olympic campaigning last October. But although Scott admits his run of regatta-winning form is ‘fuel for a bit of confidence’ heading into the major event of the year, he’s aware that he’ll face strong competition throughout the week from the 79 other boats set to race in Santander. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report By Daniel Smith, , 10:18 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
It will be a light wind start to the day and those conditions will move into the afternoon. The direction will be changeable but it is scheduled to stabilise as the afternoon progresses with a north easterly breeze on the cards. At 14:00 four-six knots are of breeze has been predicted and that will increase to 8-10 knots at 17:00. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme By Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, , 10:03 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The best of today's blogs from the boats. It's Leg zero, and all seven boats compete against each other for the first time. Here's what's happening on board... ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:27 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Vestas Wind entered the race last, but they are ready. Chris Nicholson’s men proved it at dawn this Sunday, winning Leg 0 in Alicante. ...

2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show - ilovesailing calendar 2015 unveiled By Emma Slater, , 7:03 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show - After six months of competition, over 250 entries and the crowning of 12 amazing winners the ilovesailing calendar 2015 was officially unveiled at the PSP Southampton Boat Show (Saturday 13 September). ...

2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win By Jan Harley, , 5:25 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/70 World Championship - For the final day of the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, the New York Yacht Club Race Committee brought the fleet back out to Rhode Island Sound where three races were run in eight - fourteen knots of breeze. ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video By Luna Rossa Media, , 10:06 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
After Luna Rossa Piranha, who has been sailing since July 1st, today Luna Rossa Swordfish – the second AC45 with which the team is developing its design and training for the 35th America’s Cup – also started sailing again in Cagliari. The Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup in fact allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World ...

Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall By Warren Douglas, , 9:28 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The stage is set for a thrilling but nerve-wracking final day tomorrow of the sixth round of Extreme Sailing Series at Istanbul. It’s tight at the top but with a possible eight races, the last one scoring double points, there’s every chance the leader board could be in for a massive shakeup. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up By ISAF, , 9:03 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
With 50% of Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition spots available at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the fight for positions is tight, tense and tough. After a four race qualification series, the 23 Laser places on offer at Santander 2014 have been picked up as the fleet divides up into gold, silver and bronze packs. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown By YCCS, , 8:41 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 World Championship concluded with the top boats holding extremely slim margins in most of the divisions and everything now hanging on each team's performance in tomorrow's final race day. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR on the march in Istanbul By Sarah Alexander, , 8:33 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul and J.P. Morgan BAR enjoyed some of the best sailing conditions the 2014 Series has delivered so far, at an Act where some of the hardest work has been forced upon them. ...

ISAF Worlds - GBR gets windsurfing title chase off to a flying start By Lindsey Bell, , 7:56 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Britain’s leading windsurfers saw a positive start on their first day of World Championship racing in Santander at the ISAF Worlds on Saturday (13 September). Wind conditions proved testing for both sailors and race committees on the second day of this Olympic qualifying regatta, with the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X classes all enduring disruptions. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander By ISAF, , 7:43 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Wind conditions proved testing for both sailors and race committees on the second day of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, with the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X classes all enduring disruptions. The Lasers was the first class to start in Santander at the Spanish north coast. And today the RS:X class followed. ...

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