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Extreme Sailing Series: ETNZ's Burling and Tuke back on deck in Nice By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 7:39 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
It’s back to work for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, at the Extreme Sailing Series, Nice. After taking a week off after their win at the 49er world championships in Spain and now they’re at Nice, France, for another hectic few days at the Extreme Sailing Series. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Leading the Charge - your VOR Form Guide By Ben Gladwell, Boating New Zealand, , 12:03 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
For the first time, the Volvo Ocean Race is to be contested in a strict, one-design class. The emphasis is shifted from who has the best boat to suit the conditions to who has the best men - or women - onboard. ...

Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Reno SUP Challenge begins By Chris Yates, , 9:11 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
With light winds continuing to dominate on day six of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam, the decision was made to begin the Reno SUP Challenge during the afternoon, which saw twelve teams battling it out in heats of two for a place in tomorrow’s final, to keep the crowds entertained. ...

British World Champions make World Sailor award shortlist By RYA, , 9:05 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
World and European Champion and world number one sailor Giles Scott will have his eyes on one more prize this year, having been named today in the shortlist for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards for 2014. Scott is one of five male nominees for the coveted award, with the three female nominees also including British kiteboard racing World Champion Steph Bridge. ...

Oyster Regatta Palma - Sun shines on day 1 By Mike Owen, , 8:16 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Some had arrived days before, crew mustering and practising drills ahead of the Oyster Regatta Palma start. Others arrived just in time post haste from challenging deliveries frustrated by weather set against them. But come this registration day, Palma delivered as the thunderclouds withdrew to leave the sun shining down on the fleet of 26 boats from 11 nations. ...

America's Cup: Three NZ sailors celebrated in Top 20 sports earners By Richard Gladwell/, , 7:48 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Three America's Cup sailors have been named in the top 20 sports earners, in a list published in the New Zealand Herald this week. Topping the list is Sir Russell Coutts with a claimed earnings of $13million. He is just a $1million ahead of an English Premier League player, Winston Reid, and motor racing ace, Scott Dixon. All Black captain, Ritchie McCaw is ranked #5. ...

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 7:16 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for day three of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these stunning images of the action. ...

Melges 32 World Championship - Prepare for off-the-charts action By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 5:54 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Entering its sixth World Championship season, the International Melges 32 Class Association has raced at arguably every world-class venue on the globe, has seen the most respected pro and amateur sailors on its courses and most importantly, learned valuable lessons of what owners and sailors want so that the Melges 32 continues to be strongest one design grand prix sportboat on the planet. ...

IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes - 1 October 2014 By ISAF, , 5:14 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes have been released. It's a British 1-2 at the top of the 2.4mR Rankings with Megan Pascoe at world number one and Helena Lucas at world number two. 2014 World Champion Heiko Kroger (GER) sits at world number seven but counts less regattas than those above him. ...

Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards revealed By ISAF, , 3:56 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex are happy to reveal the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2014. ISAF received nominations for the 2014 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR ready for Act 7 fight By Sarah Alexander, , 3:25 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
It has been just over two weeks since Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series – Istanbul, ended in frustration, but J.P. Morgan BAR are primed to come back fighting, taking on the next race track on the global circuit – Act 7, Nice – the penultimate event of the year. ...

35th Rolex Middle Sea Race likely to rewrite the record books By KPMS, , 2:57 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The 35th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is fast approaching and appears likely to rewrite the record books. Entries are shortly due to close and the Royal Malta Yacht Club is already bracing itself for the biggest fleet to grace its island home since the Great Siege of 1565. The Ottoman Armada of 450 years ago was recorded to be 193 in strength. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Notice of Race released for 2015 edition By ISAF, , 2:44 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, scheduled for 25-31 January 2015, has been released. On-line entry will open on 10 November 2014. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is 5 December 2014. Entries must be received no later than 5 January 2015 to qualify for early entry. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - TV and online broadcasters gear up By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:11 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
A stellar list of just under 100 broadcasters has been lined up to showcase the world’s toughest ocean challenge, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, to a new global audience of fans. The 12th edition has offered channels a line-up of a new 39-part weekly half-hour show plus special short bespoke features. ...

Images from St Tropez: Day 2 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez By Eugenia Bakunova, , 1:41 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing on Day 2 ...

New Ragamuffin 100 emerges from the hull build in Nowra *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 1:05 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Ragamuffin 100, which started out as a modified Elliott design, Maximus, is another supermaxi undergoing a major rebuild or retrofit. Across the Tasman, the new Ragamuffin 100 will be virtually a new boat with a a new hull design by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at the Nowra facility. ...

Southern Spars ships the world's tallest masts By Richard Gladwell,, , 11:23 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Leading world sparmaker, Southern Spars, has shipped two spars for a new 85 metre ketch. The superyacht will carry two 93metre masts which will be the world’s tallest rigs on one gigantic yacht. ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014 officially launched! By Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image, , 10:21 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Professional sailing photographers from all over the world are invited to join the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2014. Started in 2009, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing. The prestigious trophy will be awarded during the World Yacht Racing Forum in Barcelona, on December 11, 2014. ...

David Kellett to be awarded ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy By ISAF, , 7:20 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
David Kellett (AUS) is to be awarded the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. The ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, first presented in 1988 in memory of Beppe Croce, the ISAF President from 1969 to 1986, will be presented to Kellett at the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. ...

Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Moody day 5 for competitors By Chris Yates, , 9:29 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
After being graced with plenty of late summer sunshine during the opening days of the event, more autumnal weather moved in on the fifth day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam with grey skies and infrequent showers. Unfortunately though the light winds continued as the sailors endured another lay day. ...

Record participation for 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships By Randolph Bertin, Austin , 8:00 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
The largest Laser World Championship in history will be taking place on the south coast of France when 515 sailors, representing 36 different countries, begin racing on October 5 to open the 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships. The Laser remains one of the best and most popular boats worldwide in which to enjoy the sport of sailing. ...

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:45 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was back on the water for day two at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1 crew revealed for Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:52 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
It has been an interesting journey so far for the Chinese team in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team. Approximately 10 months ago this team set out on a mission to select and train Chinese recruits in the hope that they would be ‘race ready’ for the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ...

Have the Volvo Ocean Race at your fingertips By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:48 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race fans can now carry the world’s toughest ocean race in their pocket, thanks to the launch of a new official mobile app. Developed for both iOS and Android systems, the app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play now – and boasts a host of exciting features which will allow users to be closer to the on-water adventure than ever before. ...

Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Record breakers prepare By Sue Pelling, , 3:30 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Race teams planning next season’s calendar could do worse than sign up for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2015 which runs from 16-24 January. This event, which kick starts the Caribbean race season, was re-launched in 2014 with a new race format and plenty of record-breaking opportunities. It proved such a success that an even bigger entry is expected in 2015. ...

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