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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Financial tech leader to debut By Clipper Ventures, , 10:36 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
2015 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The UK’s leading financial technology firm is set to continue its extreme sporting prowess by sponsoring a team. LMAX Exchange will be making its global ocean-racing debut at the end of the month when the 40,000 nautical mile race begins in London. ... [more]

Anglers invited to Victoria’s wild trout conference By Nick Foster, , 10:00 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - GMT
Freshwater anglers can learn more about Victoria’s wild trout fisheries at a free one day conference to be held in November at Mansfield. ... [more]

2015 Kite Foil Gold Cup – Wrap up + Video By St. Francis Yacht Club, , 9:32 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Kite Foil Gold Cup – This past weekend, St. Francis Yacht Club along with the International Kiteboarding Association and the KiteFoil Class hosted the third stop of the largest kiting event in the world. Sixty-nine competitors from 14 nations sported the latest hydrofoiling technology as they took to the water at top speeds over the course of a four-day, highly competitive regatta. ... [more]

Free-to-Join North American Rally to Caribbean departs in November By Barby MacGowan, , 9:08 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The 16th annual North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC), which is free for participants to join, departs November 1, 2015 (or best weather window near that date) from Newport R.I. The NARC’s primary purpose is to encourage boats that are heading south from the U.S. East Coast to join together for socials, discounts, and shared weather routing. ... [more]

New Zealand 49ers lead International Sailing Week in Rio de Janeiro By Ben Remocker, , 8:40 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The second day of races in classes 49er and 49erFX was long, with more hoped for in terms of the wind. But on a winter sunny Rio de Janeiro there is no way the wind won’t even appear. ... [more]

Zhik 29er Worlds - 195 crews from 25 nations rock up in Wales By Jerelyn Biehl, , 5:27 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Brand new facilities at the Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy in Pwllheli, Wales will play host to 195 teams representing 25 nations for the 2015 Zhik 29er World Championship taking place eighth - fourteenth August. ... [more]

2015 International Cadet World Championships – Day 3 By Peter Campbell, , 5:04 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - GMT
In Britain more than 500 International Cadet dinghies are raced regularly in fleets around the UK. In Australia the number is probably between 50 and 60; in Hobart the regular racing fleet is around 12-15 boats, all sailing out of Sandy Bay Sailing Club. ... [more]

2015 North American Masters Championship - Battled for podium By Sunfish Class, , 4:26 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The invasion of the Sunfish continued this week. Not to be outdone by the 40 boat fleet at Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club on Cape Cod for last week's Regional Championships, 45 Sunfish sailors from 15 states descended on Massapoag for the 2015 North American Masters Championship. ... [more]

100x faster Weather Routing downloads from Predictwind By Mike Scullin, Auckland , 4:22 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
PredictWind’s easy to use weather routing tool with intuitive drag and drop interface is the best way to find the safest or fastest route, and the forecasted conditions, for any passage. Weather Routing is now available across all PredictWind platforms. You can run weather routes online, on both iOS and Android apps and within the PredictWind Offshore app. Get the power of Weather Routing today ... [more]

2015 RS200 Nationals, Abersoch – Day 3 By M.J. Gifford, , 4:03 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Today started in an interesting way for your correspondent. The wind at 6am had reached a level that was making the floorboards in his bedroom rise and fall. Luckily the aftermath of the previous day’s survival celebration meant it was possible to register this and roll over with the assumption that sailing might be off. ... [more]

2015 Pyefleet Week - Challenging sailing on Day 3 By Fiona Brown, , 3:30 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Strong winds were the main feature of the third day of racing at Pyefleet Week 2015 supported by Zhik where all fleets have now completed three of the scheduled races. Fortunately the southwesterly winds were with the flooding tide throughout the racing day preventing the seas from becoming too rough, although the conditions were still very challenging. ... [more]

2015 WIM Series - Undefeated in Lysekil By WIM Series, , 3:04 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - GMT
Local hope Caroline Sylvan is undefeated and alone at the top of Lysekil Women’s Match, the second stage of the 2015 WIM Series, after a first day severely shortened when the wind died just before lunch. Although French Anne-Claire Le Berre has three victories in as many matches, she also received a zero, five point deduction after a collision. ... [more]

2015 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Back to back wins By Giuliano Luzzatto, , 2:42 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - GMT
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's TP 52 has started the Copa del Rey, the fourth event in the 52 Super Series, with a fabulous double win. Alegre gets two second places while Quantum and Platoon each finished third. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series set to return to Sydney Harbour By Neil Patchett, , 2:27 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
High-speed catamaran racing is set to return to Sydney Harbour in 2015, with the NSW Government securing the final stage of this year’s Extreme Sailing Series. ... [more]

Boaters reminded to prevent fuel spills on waterways By AAP Medianet, , 2:17 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Roads and Maritime Services is reminding vessel operators of their legal responsibility not to pollute the state’s waterways after an incident at Coffs Harbour Monday afternoon. ... [more]

Azzurra’s polished perfection leads Copa del Rey By 52 Super Series, , 1:56 AM Wednesday 05 Aug 2015 - GMT
Azzurra made the best possible start to their 34th Copa del Rey Mapfre with two straight wins on the Bay of Palma capitalising on two strong starts to lead at each and every mark today. The crew which won the world championships last month on the same waters earn themselves a lead of two points over Andy Soriano’s Alegre. ... [more]

Etchells Invitational Regatta for the Gertrude Cup – Day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 4:17 PM Tuesday 04 Aug 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
The penultimate day of the Etchells Invitational Regatta for the Gertrude Cup dawned bright and sunny, with a brisk south-westerly breeze averaging 18-22 knots, with stronger gusts and a forecast for the wind to continue to strengthen. ... [more]

2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Day 2 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi, , 4:05 PM Tuesday 04 Aug 2015 - GMT
2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Day 2 images by Max Ranchi ... [more]

Round the world yachtswoman Vicky Ellis opens Girls For Sail office By Lorna Frazer, Cowes , 3:26 PM Tuesday 04 Aug 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Round-the-world yachtswoman Vicky Ellis is to be guest of honour at an event hosted by Girls For Sail, the UK’s only all-female sailing school, to mark the start of Cowes Week. ... [more]

2015 Mini Transat - Katrina Ham is the only Aussie in the race By Barney Smith, Lorient , 2:57 PM Tuesday 04 Aug 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Next month Katrina Ham, from Brisbane, will be on the start line of the Mini Transat race. She is the only Australian amongst the fleet of 74 competitors, the only competitor from the Southern hemisphere and one of only four women in the race. ... [more]

Missing cruising solo veteran overboard By Gregory Walton, , 2:56 PM Tuesday 04 Aug 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
A renowned yachtsman and British sailing champion has died after being found in distress off the Cornwall coast when his ‘back to basics’ bid to cross the Atlantic in a boat designed in 1908 ran into difficulty. ... [more]

2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Opening day overall + Video By Regatta Copa del Rey, , 2:24 PM Tuesday 04 Aug 2015 - GMT
The first day of 34 Copa del Rey MAPFRE was marked by the presence of H.R.H. Felipe VI, who visited the Real Club Náutico de Palma to greet the crews before the start of the competition. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary - Aug 4 - All rise in the US of A? By Collinson FX, , 1:53 PM Tuesday 04 Aug 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Everything points to a rise in interest rates, in the USA, pushing commodities and currencies lower. Yellen will look for a reason to defer, to enable the economy to continue to benefit low cost of capital, ignoring the real cost of excessive monetary inertia. ... [more]

2015 PWA Slalom World Cup – Final day overall + Video By Fuerteventura Worldcup, , 1:41 PM Tuesday 04 Aug 2015 - GMT
Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) dominated in Fuerteventura as the reigning world champion cemented his place at the top of the overall rankings with a commanding performance. ... [more]

Southampton Boat Show 2015 – Lots in store in the RYA members' lounge By Emma Slater, , 1:09 PM Tuesday 04 Aug 2015 - GMT
Southampton Boat Show 2015 – You’ll have the chance to chat with a number of RYA Member Partner organisations who will be showcasing their products and services. ... [more]

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