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North Queensland Marina Meeting attracts strong representation By Christine Roberts, , 9:52 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - GMT
The Marina Industries Association‘s first North Queensland regional industry meeting is being hosted by Abell Point Marinaon Friday 17 July. The meeting is attracting strong interest from the regional and more distant marina industry. ... [more]

Marquesas - Fatu Hiva and Hiva Oa – Freedom and adventure By Andrew and Clare Payne, , 9:24 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas is probably the most beautiful anchorage we have ever been in. The island is volcanic with towering mountains, lush vegetation and stunning scenery. The population is around 600 and the two townships are nestled in the valleys between the mountain ranges. ... [more]

2015 Transpac - Lending Club 2 going early to beat outright record By, , 9:02 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 Transpac - Lending club 2 had entered the 2015 Transpac race with the intention of beating the race record that stands at Five days nine hours and 20 minutes. Seeing a better weather window, the giant trimaran is going early. ... [more]

Record number of scholarships awarded for 2015 By Caitlyn Ridgley, , 5:39 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - GMT
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that in 2015 it has awarded a record 86 scholarships with a value totaling just over $400,000. In just over 20 years, the Foundation's scholarship program has paid out more than $3 million to help families of Coast Guard members ... [more]

Star Sailors League Lake Grand Slam - More than 50 boats registered By Star Sailors League, , 5:07 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - GMT
We are delighted to count already 50 crews registered for the first ever Star Sailors League Lake Grand Slam that will take place from September 8th to 13th in Grandson, Switzerland. ... [more]

2015 TP52 World Championship - Hard fight to defend overall position By Giuliano Luzzatto, , 4:46 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 TP52 World Championship - Azzurra has finished the first day of racing at the Puerto Portals 52 World Championship with a provisional score that puts her just behind the current leader, the German boat Platoon. The racing is very close with just three points difference between the top five teams. ... [more]

2015 Sunfish World Championship - US Sunfish entries still available By Sherri Campbell, , 4:26 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 Sunfish World Championship - The International Sunfish Class Association invites you to apply as an “At Large” entry to participate in the 2015 Sunfish World Championship to be held October 11 through October 17, 2015 at Yacht Club Peruano, Paracas, Peru. ... [more]

2015 Edgartown Race Weekend - Large part of fleet brand new to event By Barby MacGowan, , 3:59 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Twenty out of 48 boats now registered for Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend are brand new to the event, and there’s a reason for that. It seems word of mouth is the best form of flattery. ... [more]

2015 Dutch Shoe Marathon - Kids sail from Point Loma to Coronado By SDYC, , 3:41 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Over 150 of San Diego's youth sailors will take over the bay on July 17th for the 46th annual Dutch Shoe Marathon. An iconic race in San Diego, the Dutch Shoe Marathon gives kids their first taste of distance sailing as they head from Point Loma across the bay to Coronado. ... [more]

2015 Transatlantic Race – Day 16 By Barby MacGowan, , 3:17 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
George David’s Rambler 88 was roughly 120 miles astern when her rival, Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s 100’ Comanche, crossed the finish line at The Lizard off the south coast of England on Monday, 13 July, at 1:49 EDT. Rambler 88 eventually followed at 04:46 EDT, for an elapsed time of seven days fourteen hours 32 minutes. ... [more]

2015 Airlie Beach Race Week - Entries closing in on 100 By Di Pearson, , 2:54 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week - Over 80 boat owners have already pledged their support for Airlie Beach Race Week, and with just over two weeks to go to Close of Entries, organisers for the event billed as the ‘Whitsundays Festival of Sailing’ are forecasting in excess of 100 boats. ... [more]

Boating safety in NSW - More frontline educators spots confirmed By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 2:44 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
After a successful 18 month trial, Roads and Maritime Services has confirmed 13 frontline positions will be created to help with education and safety at key boating hot spots in NSW. ... [more]

Sisterhood alive at Hamilton Island IRC Australian Championship By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:21 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Hamilton Island IRC Australian Championship is drawing a top notch field across all divisions, from the two Reichel Pugh 66’s recreating past fiery encounters and the growing number of TP52s under new ownership through to the aged warrior, Roger Hickman’s 30 year-old Wild Rose, defending its IRC title. ... [more]

Australian Sailing Team announced for 2015 Rio Sailing Test Event By Cora Zillich, , 2:07 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
With just over a year to go until the Rio 2016 Games, the Australian Sailing Team today announced its team for the Olympic Test Event to be held on Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August. ... [more]

2015 Kingston Laser Masters' World Championships – Day 3 By Marianne Davis, , 1:32 AM Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 - GMT
Day three of the Kingston Laser Masters’ World Championships, two races were completed in 10-14 knots of wind from the South. Forecast is promising for tomorrow, and two races are scheduled. ... [more]

2015 Tour de France à la Voile – Half way By A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile, , 6:13 PM Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 - GMT
The 28 teams are now half way into the Tour de France à la Voile. They have sailed four Acts and there are four more to come in the Med. The Sables d’Olonne stage is the Tour’s turning point. And after a full Act in the colours of Spindrift in Roscoff, Groupama is back in the winning mood. They snatched victory today in the last Atlantic Coastal Race, consolidating their leader position overall. ... [more]

TP52 Worlds – Platoon has narrow lead after Day 1 in Palma By 52 Super Series, , 5:49 PM Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 - GMT
Harm Müller-Spreer’s German flagged Platoon team sit on top of the leaderboard after the first day of racing on the Bay of Palma. A gun to gun win in the opening race of the five days regatta, the first race win so far for the Platoon, was paired with a solid fifth in the second contest to leave them just one point up on the second placed Sled. ... [more]

Birmingham Schools Regatta – Youngsters get onboard By RYA, , 5:39 PM Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Hollywood Primary School from South Birmingham won the overall Primary School Shield as Edgbaston Reservoir hosted its annual RYA OnBoard Birmingham Schools Sailing Association Regatta. ... [more]

ISAF Team Racing World Championship– Royal Highness to visit the event By ISAF, , 4:29 PM Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship – Sailing teams from around the World will join the battle at Rutland Sailing Club, Rutland Water, from the 19-24 July 2015. ... [more]

2015 Pan American Games – Day 2 overall By Sail Canada, , 4:16 PM Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 - GMT
A full schedule of racing was completed on day two at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON. Sailors launched on schedule from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and racing was underway for almost all classes at 1130am. ... [more]

2015 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup preview By, , 3:35 PM Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – The traditional annual and the spectacular feast of sailing will be offered once again at this year’s event which is celebrating a 30-year partnership with its title sponsor, Rolex. The 26th edition will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia from 6-12 September, hosted and organised as always by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). ... [more]

2015 Inaugural Viper 640 European Championship overall By Governor Justin Scott, , 3:20 PM Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 - GMT
Inaugural Viper 640 European Championship – Twenty-three Vipers and K6s descended on the utterly charming town of Riva Del Garda for the Euro Cup hosted by the Italian yacht club, Fraglia Vela Riva between June 22 and 26. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary - July 14 - Greeks humbled By Collinson FX, , 1:21 PM Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Global equities rallied strongly after yet another Greek agreement has been reached! A further bailout has been agreed to under strict conditions. The Greek humiliation is complete as the realisation of certain damnation was at hand. The socialist Government has completely capitulated and must legislate the reforms quickly. The Europeans have agreed to a further bailout of an already hopeless case ... [more]

2015 RORC IRC National Championship preview By RORC, , 12:26 PM Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC National Championship kicks off this weekend with the hottest racing fleet since six TP52s took part in 2008. The inshore regatta features three days of intense racing on tight Solent courses, with top competition from Belgium, Britain, Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands. ... [more]

RNLI Lifeboats rescue a yacht stranded in Burnham mud By Sarah Hyde, , 11:45 AM Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Both Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboats were paged to help a grounded yacht after its engine started to fail, with the RNLI crews racing from a lifeboat crew family social afternoon to help. ... [more]

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