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2nd Singapore to Besar Race, ready to roll By, , 8:38 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
After a resounding success last year, the Aseania Beach Resort have once again got together with the Changi Sailing Club to present the second running of the Singapore to Palau Besar Race and Regatta. Designed to take boats away from the busy shipping lanes in Singapore and introduce skippers and crew to the peace and quiet of the Johor Islands, this is a proper blue water cruising experience. ... [more]

2015 Extreme Sailing Series - A tricky day for Oman Air By Oman Sail, , 8:34 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The breeze was on in Cardiff today, the sun was out and there was a festive atmosphere ashore with plenty of onlookers flocking to the bay to watch the action. Competition kicked off early afternoon in 22 knots and the lively conditions saw the Extreme 40s notching up 20knot boat speeds as they negotiated the very tight stadium course. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series launches into new era By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:55 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
2015 Extreme Sailing Series - It was a huge day both on and off the water on day two of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4 Cardiff presented by Land Rover, with thrilling 25 knots gusts delivering some of the best and most physically demanding racing of the year; whilst on shore Series organisers OC Sport announced the future of the Extreme Sailing Series will be foiling. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 9 Restart - The Hague - Live - Mark Foy start By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 7:44 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Catch the live coverage of the restart of Leg 9 in The Hague, The Netherlands Check the video link below to see the countdown for the live action and then the replay. Team Alvimedica will be the first away at 1000 UTC followed by the second placed finisher Dongfeng 106 minutes later. Each boat will then start according to their finishing time for the Volvo Ocean race variant of a Mark Foy start. ... [more]

Clean start - All away from Marion to Bermuda By Talbot Wilson, , 6:15 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - GMT
Forty-five boats are all on their way to Bermuda in the 2015 Marion to Bermuda Race. Two boats were over the starting line early in their class starts, Michael Wierman’s ‘Legacy V’ in B and Steve John’s ‘Margalo’ in Class A. They ducked back below the line and made clean starts with little trouble. ... [more]

Youngstown Yacht Club host second Annual Can Am Challenge By Amy Reynolds, , 5:50 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
While the Youngstown Level Regatta is a thing of the past, the Youngstown Yacht Club is still innovating both on and off the water. This year’s Can Am Challenge will take place July 25-26, carrying forward the same time slot as the previous Level Regatta. It will feature great racing and fabulous on shore fun. ... [more]

1st Xiangjiang Regatta - 'Happy Changsha, Charming Xiangjiang' By Event Media, Changsha, China , 5:23 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The magnificent scene of hundreds of sailboats competing on the Xiangjiang River will be expected again in Changsha during this weekend's Dragon Boat Festival. For the first time an international sailing regatta is to be staged on a river in an inland city, in China. With top-level sailing skills, approachable watching environment for audience, grand fireworks shows ... [more]

2015 Argentario Sailing Week - Battle of beauties on day 1 of racing By Tessa Wiechmann, , 5:07 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - GMT
The Grandes Dames of the Sea took to the sea in Porto Santo Stefano for the first day of racing at the 16th Argentario Sailing Week, which this year constitutes the only Italian leg of the prestigious Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge. ... [more]

A River Runs Through It - inaugural XiangJiang Cup By Suzy Rayment, Changsha, China , 5:05 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The first edition of the XiangJiang Cup starts today in Changsha, China. This ‘International Invitation’ sailing regatta is the brainchild of Tang Wei Zheng, a local entrepreneur who has been bitten by the boating bug. Himself an owner of an Azimut 60, Tang is enthusiastic about the future of sailing in China and has sponsored the purchase of a fleet of one-design sailing yachts ... [more]

Another Silver at ISAF Sailing World Cup - Weymouth, UK By Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, , 4:39 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It has been a long week but we are happy to once again secure another Silver Medal in the latest round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup which was held on Olympic waters of Weymouth, United Kingdom (June 10-14th). This was the first time Mat Belcher and Coach Victor Kovalenko had returned to this special spot since securing the Olympic Gold Medal for Australia in the Mens 470 Class on August 10th 2012 ... [more]

Proper licensing needed to stimulate Thai boating activity By Phuket Gazette, Phuket, Thailand , 3:21 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Andy Treadwell was the founder and CEO of Informa Plc’s Sports & Leisure Group (ISLG) and has been working with a number of the world’s most prestigious yachting and sporting industry events from 2007 until 2012. He is now based in Singapore, busy developing a portfolio of events specializing in the leisure marine sector, focusing on unlocking the huge potential for the yachting industry in Asia. ... [more]

Ladies to school the men at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek By PRW Media, Infinity Communications, Phuket, Thailand , 3:14 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Hot on the heels of recent success by Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek organisers are proud to welcome the all-female “Sailescapes Farrgo Ladies” team to the regatta this year. Lead by local sailing talent Liz Schoch, they will be competing in IRC Cruising class with Liz at the helm. ... [more]

Four teams advance to quarter-finals in CMRC Grand Slam Qualifier By Dobbs Davis, , 1:58 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
After a full day of round-robin competition in sunny skies, solid breeze and big waves, four teams have advanced to the next stage in the Chicago Match Race Center's Grade Two US Grand Slam Qualifier. Teams led by Chris Poole, Peter Holz, Nathan Hollerbach, and Don Wilson have all qualified for the first-to-three point Quarter-Finals ... [more]

2015 Audi RC44 Porto Cervo Cup - Game of two halves By Amy Cada, , 1:22 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - GMT
With a complex local weather system that proved challenging to the Race Committee, day two of fleet racing at the Audi RC44 Porto Cervo Cup saw three races completed on two different race courses. ... [more]

Thailand- foreign-flagged superyacht charter licence defined By Kongleaphy Keam, Phuket Gazette, Phuket , 12:46 AM Saturday 20 Jun 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The final regulations and requirements for a one-year permit that will allow foreign-flagged superyachts to charter in Thailand were announced at a public meeting in Phuket ... [more]

2015 Superyacht Cup – Things are getting more exciting By Superyacht Cup, , 6:35 PM Friday 19 Jun 2015 - GMT
2015 Superyacht Cup – Last night's disco-themed dock party proved epic with the entire crew of the mighty Marie wearing orange wigs, pink sunglasses, glitter, gold and green satin suits; these clear winners went all out and so, not surprisingly, took the best-dressed-in-disco prize: VIP tickets to Pacha's after party and a bottle of bubbly to boot. ... [more]

2015 Solitaire du Figaro – Pros et amateurs- savant mélange à cultiver By Solitaire du Figaro, , 6:18 PM Friday 19 Jun 2015 - GMT
2015 Solitaire du Figaro – Un bon joueur de club ne tapera jamais la balle contre Roger Federer et les jeunes footballers n’ont aucune chance d’accrocher les Messi et autres Ibra autrement qu’aux murs de leur chambre. C’est une des magies de la course au large que de mélanger les genres. ... [more]

2015 Superyacht Cup Palma – More day 2 images by Jesús Renedo By Jesús Renedo, , 6:11 PM Friday 19 Jun 2015 - GMT
2015 Superyacht Cup Palma – More day 2 images by Jesús Renedo ... [more]

82 Junior sailors ready to set sail in International Optimist Regatta By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 6:07 PM Friday 19 Jun 2015 - GMT
Eighty-two, eight to fifteen year-old junior sailors will set sail in the 23rd International Optimist Regatta (IOR), June 19 to June 21. Nearly all of these sailors sharpened their skills earlier this week in the pre-regatta Sea Star Clinic, while 12 teams raced in today’s Sea Star Team Racing Championships. A week of high caliber racing plus sailors representing nine nations ... [more]

2015 Superyacht Cup Palma – Day 2 images by Jesús Renedo By Jesús Renedo, , 5:51 PM Friday 19 Jun 2015 - GMT
2015 Superyacht Cup Palma – Day 2 images by Jesús Renedo ... [more]

2015 SCOR and Queensland IRC State Titles – A racing holiday! By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast , 5:18 PM Friday 19 Jun 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
On forth - eighth July, the 2015 IRC Qld State Titles will be run in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta. This is an ideal time to escape the southern Winter with temperatures in Mooloolaba ranging between 10 to 20 degrees at this time of year. ... [more]

2015 J/111 World Championship - Final day By Stuart Johnstone, Newport, Rhode Island , 4:13 PM Friday 19 Jun 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 J/111 World Championship - According to skipper George Gamble of My Sharona, “the most nervous day of preparation we have had was for the last day of racing of the J/111 Worlds. The sailing conditions were so variable, we felt anything could happen. And, with so many boats so close in a breeze that was unpredictable even for local sailors, we knew it was going to be a difficult last day.” ... [more]

2015 TP52 World Championships launched in Madrid By 52 Super Series, , 4:06 PM Friday 19 Jun 2015 - GMT
The Puerto Portals TP52 World Championship 2015 was launched today in Madrid. The prestigious world championship is the third regatta of 2015 52 Super Series, the world’s leading monohull circuit, and sees the TP52 fleet set to muster 12 boats, the strongest world championships line up for many years. ... [more]

UIM F1H2O World Championship – Torrente to defend points lead in Evian By Philippe Stiernon / F1H2O Press, , 3:49 PM Friday 19 Jun 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
UIM F1H2O World Championship – Having never given up on his dream to return to F1 after his Qatar Team disbanded eight weeks ago, defending points leader Shaun Torrente has put together a program where he will now be attending the second round when the tour stops in lovely Evian for next weekends 19th Grand Prix of France on Lake Geneva on the 26th thru 28th of June. ... [more]

RS Aeros UK Series – 44 RS Aeros enjoy round two at Lymington! By Karl Thorne and Peter Barton, , 3:18 PM Friday 19 Jun 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
RS Aeros UK Series – A new record of 44 RS Aeros pitched up full of anticipation, with the Western Solent producing a wonderful variety of conditions over the weekend. Time in the boat, prudent rig choice and tidal skills were some of the keys to success in the Aero fleet at round two of the UK Series hosted by Lymington Town Sailing Club over the weekend of 13/14 June. ... [more]

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