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America's Cup: February ACEA email supports Kiwi claims on Qualifier By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 8:45 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
An email received in mid-February from an America's Cup Events Authority spokesman confirms that the Qualifier Venue decision was made in mid-February, as required by then current version of the Protocol governing the conduct of the 35 America's Cup. ... [more]

America's Cup: An Open letter to ACEA - 'a disgrace to the event' By Bob Fisher, Lymington, UK , 8:21 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
I cannot escape notice of what you are doing to the America’s Cup – it has been nothing short of a disgrace to the premier event in the sport of Sailing. You have abused it, misused it and reduced it to no more than an average regatta, losing on the way its prestige and at the same time driven away the most serious competitors. ... [more]

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta heads to Chicago By Morgan Kinney, Chicago, IL , 6:04 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Columbia Yacht Club will host the inaugural Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta September 26-27, 2015. The Chicago Tartan 10 Fleet first approached Columbia in the fall of 2014 with the idea of hosting this event following the success of the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta in New York. The announcement was made at the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association’s Midwinters Meeting in January ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 10 - AUD stalls, Kiwi rises By Collinson FX, , 5:30 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The AUD attempted to challenge the 0.7700 mark, but failed, while the KIWI trades 0.7540. Earnings remain a focus and relief over a Greek/IMF repayment boosted confidence in European markets. The strong Dollar is impacting earnings and energy prices are critical to associated currencies and companies. ... [more]

Mersea Week and Mersea Town Regatta 2015 - Preview By Jackie Stubbs, , 4:21 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
42nd Mersea Week and Mersea Town Regatta 2015 takes place from the picturesque fishing village on Mersea Island, near Colchester in Essex. Organised and hosted by the Dabchicks Sailing Club and West Mersea Yacht Club. Mersea Week is a full week of sailing and social activities for yachts and dinghies running from 16th – 21st August 2015. ... [more]

Le Grand Prix Guyader – Stars en baie! - Communiqué de presse By Grand Prix Guyader, , 3:18 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - GMT
Le Grand Prix Guyader est une suite d’événements maritimes et terrestres qui ne souffrent pas la comparaison. Nulle part ailleurs, un événement de cette intensité est organisé. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel – Rites of passage By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 2:42 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - GMT
The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race was the ninth time that Team Brunel navigator Andrew Cape had sailed round Cape Horn and skipper Bouwe Bekking now has eight roundings to his name. But there were also first-timers on board. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race – A time for celebration By Barcelona World Race Media, , 2:23 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race – Last night was a time for celebration for Bruno and Willy Garcia, who finished the Barcelona World Race in fifth place, and for the fellow competitors who greeted them ... [more]

America's Cup: Artemis Racing practices on the Bay - High Def Video By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 1:40 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Videographer, John Navas was waiting on the shore of San Francisco Bay for Artemis Racing's practice session, on April 9 - here are the highlights in high definition video ... [more]

Youth Pathway Sailing Championships – Day 1 By Ireland Afloat, , 1:25 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Today saw the first day of racing at the ISA Pathway Trials and Youth Sailing Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Claire Bateman. Today's fleets were Laser Radials and 420s. ... [more]

Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame - Opening day! By Herreshoff Marine Museum, , 12:57 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame - You will get guided tours of the Museum and of the Reliance Project. ... [more]

Race to save more than 130 beached dolphins in Japan By AFP, , 12:33 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - GMT
More than 130 melon-headed whales, a member of the dolphin family usually found in the deep ocean, beached in Japan on Friday, sparking frantic efforts by locals and coastguards to save them. ... [more]

Bala Easter Regatta 2015 overall By John Hunter, , 12:02 PM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Thirty-two boats entered the Bala Easter Regatta 2015 which was split into an Asymmetric fleet on a windward leeward course and a Handicap fleet racing around the cans. ... [more]

MC38 Australian Championship - Day 1 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 11:59 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
MC38 Australian Championship – Vitamin kingpin Marcus Blackmore is used to winning in business and yacht racing. Nine months as the owner of his latest yacht called Hooligan, a polished black MC38, and he's in control of the class' Australian Championship on Pittwater ... [more]

OK Dinghy World Rankings - Greg Wilcox continues to dominate By Robert Deaves, , 10:27 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - GMT
There are a lot of position changes in the first OK Dinghy World Ranking list of 2015, but Greg Wilcox (NZL) continues to dominate as World No. 1 following his fourth place at the World Championships at Black Rock, Australia over the New Year. ... [more]

Hoegh Osaka rescue - Four lifeboats, one massive mission + Video By Mairead Dwane, , 9:42 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
‘Crikey! What are we expected to do with this?’ Yarmouth RNLI Coxswain Howard Lester’s reaction to the sight of a 180m car carrier with a 45° list ... [more]

Royal Perth Yacht Club Commodore Honey feature on Destination WA By Royal Perth Yacht Club, , 9:23 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Make sure you switch on to Channel 9 at 6:30pm on Sunday night to watch RPYC featured on Destination WA ... [more]

RYC Beer Can race at Richmond Yacht Club By Kara Hugglestone, , 8:33 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
RYC Beer Can Opening Day – All too often sailing is perceived as snobbish. This year Richmond Yacht Club reminded sailors not to take it – or themselves – too seriously with a ‘hoity-toity-themed’ beer can race that fortuitously fell on April 1. ... [more]

AWT Santa Cruz Windsurfing Festival preview By American Windsurfing Tour, , 5:30 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Let's make sure we bring the Waddell Classic AWT event to Santa Cruz this year! Firstly, the American Windsurfing Tour is not in trouble. Sam Bitner and her team have always done a great job balancing the check-books and making the events work, even without anyone getting paid. The entire staff donates their time, and loses money going to the events. ... [more]

When things went wrong, teen boater kept cool By D. Scott Croft, , 5:03 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
When 15-year Matt Mainzer decided to take a couple of friends out boating one Sunday afternoon in late March, little did he know that he would find himself and his friends floating in life jackets hanging on to the overturned hull of the teen’s 17-foot flats boat awaiting rescue. But according to Mainzer, his boating safety education would help him survive the day. ... [more]

World Paddle Association announces Scholastic SUP Race Series By World Paddle Association, , 4:26 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The World Paddle Association proudly announces the formation of the Scholastic SUP race series. The WPA Scholastic SUP race series will consist of a series of races conducted in 2015 to help grow the youth SUP competition while providing national rankings at the high school, middle school and grade school levels. ... [more]

SLAM Combined High Schools Championships - Day 4 By Rod Carter, Belmont, Lake Macquarie , 4:04 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Day four of the SLAM Combined High Schools Championship has seen a number of challengers stake their claim for the overall crown. ... [more]

ISA Youth Pathway Nationals and IODA Optimist Trials Day 1 By Gail MacAllister, , 3:51 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
This is an exciting week for Ireland's young sailors. The Royal Cork Yacht Club are hosting the ISA Youth Pathway Nationals and IODA Optimist Trials from Thursday ninth to Sunday twelfth April. ... [more]

America's Cup: Arrivederci Cagliari - World Series Opener cancelled By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 3:39 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority have announced that the Opening Round of the 2015 America's Cup World Series, set down for Cagliari, Italy has been cancelled. In a website statement ACEA says the event 'has now been cancelled following the announcement that Luna Rossa, the Italian challenger, has withdrawn from the America’s Cup.' ... [more]

VOR - Estaleiro trabalha a todo vapor para arrumar barcos da regata By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:59 AM Friday 10 Apr 2015 - GMT
Os barcos da Volvo Ocean Race ganham atenção especial e profissional após a perna mais desgarante da Volta ao Mundo. ... [more]

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