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Adventures of a Sailor Girl - Cowes Week Day 1 - In the water! By Nic Douglass, , 8:59 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Adventures of a Sailor Girl is now in Cowes for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - here's her report from Day 1 of the iconic sailing event. This interview is with James 'Irish', who I met while following the Volvo, his skipper Miles and trimmer Sam! ...

2015 French Yacht Challenge and Qld Beneteau Cup - Now its 9th year By Mark Hipgrave, Royal Qld Yacht Squadron , 6:45 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
The weekend of Oct 24/25 sees this year’s Spirit Marine French Yacht Challenge and Queensland Beneteau Cup, hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. ...

2015 Martini EFPT Croatia – Day 2 action By EFPT, , 5:39 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Day two at the Martini EFPT in Perna, Croatia started very easy with the skippers meeting at 1.00pm. With the usual easterly wind during the morning and early afternoon the hopes were high for it to shift to it’s usual westerly direction later in the day ...

2015 UK 29er Nationals - next up the Worlds By David Gunn, Pwhilli , 5:37 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
The New Zealand 29er Fleet was well represented at the recent UK Nationals with a team of five boats from Murrays Bay Sailing Club making the trip to Pwhelli in North Wales. ...

2015 505 European Championship - Perfect conditions for last day By Nina Hylander, Varberg , 5:28 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
In the end it was a beautiful last day of 505 European Championship 2015. It started with no wind, cloudy and cold but when it was time to leave the harbour the wind came and the last two races could be sailed in perfect conditions. ...

34th Copa del Rey MAPFRE – A family win By 52 Super Series, , 5:25 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
34th Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Victory in the Mediterranean’s showcase regatta was a real family affair this time. Son Dalton DeVos steered the first two days of the regatta before father Doug DeVos took over for the final days. ...

Aquece Rio International Regatta – Nick Thompson’s riding high By RYA, , 4:58 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Aquece Rio International Regatta – And now with one year to go to the 2016 Games, the 29-year-old believes he’s on track towards selection and realising his Olympic ambitions. ...

Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships – Final day By UKLA, , 4:20 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships – Despite the forecast for very light winds today, the forecast was not as bad as expected and all fleets were able to launch for their intended races. However, whilst it was initially sunny, it soon clouded over ...

2015 PWA World Cup Tenerife – Great action on day 5 By Chris Yates, , 4:00 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 PWA World Cup Tenerife – As expected the fifth day of the event saw more action on the water as the men’s single elimination resumed in 20-30 knots and waist to head high waves. ...

Fuerteventura VKWC World Cup – Challenging day 5 + Video By VKWC, , 3:19 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
A challenging day for the riders today at the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships as the wind failed to arrive as had been forecasted. The Men's Freestyle Elimination Quarter finals were all set to get underway, but unfortunately had to be called off after only one heat ...

NZL Sailing Team gets ready in Rio at 365 days milestone By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 2:50 PM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
With racing at the 2015 Rio Test Event just over a week away, Guanabara Bay in Rio is coming alive with Olympic class action as the world’s best sailors prepare for one of this year’s pinnacle events. ...

2015 Hamilton Island Race Week - Book your accommodation By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 10:09 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Not long now...Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015? ...

Sophie Lahey outsails the blokes at 2015 Airlie Beach Race Week By Di Pearson, , 10:02 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Tony Horkings may be the owner of the Southport yacht, Lee-Way, but today 20 year-old 29er skiff sailor, Sophie Lahey, skippered the Northshore 38 design to victory in the IRC Passage division on the opening day of Airlie Beach Race Week. ...

2015 Airlie Beach Race Week- One Perfect Day By Di Pearson, , 9:33 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
The sun was on full beam, and a lovely breeze built to 15 knots for the opening day of the Whitsunday Sailing Club’s 26th Airlie Beach Race Week, making it a perfect day out, as all sailors attested to on coming ashore this afternoon. ...

2015 Luderitz Speed Challenge - Chris Benz world record chase By Sophie Routaboul, , 8:54 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
To date, the Lüderitz Speed Challenge has produced an unbelievable 12 World and 75 National Windsurfing and Kite Surfing speed records! This now infamous annual event takes place in Lüderitz (southern Namibia) in the middle of the Namib Desert. The 2015 event will start on the October 5th and will continue until the 15th of November. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl - Hanging out in Cowes By Nic Douglass, , 8:27 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Adventures of a Sailor Girl is now in Cowes, Isle of Wight for the annual Cowes Week Regatta. While the boats have been postponed on the dock for at least two hours in Cowes, was great to catch up with regular adventurer David 'Chappo' Chapman on his adventures over the past few months. He will be sailing in the Quarter Ton Class for Cowes Week! ...

CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. Nationals - Spectacular conditions on Day 1 By U.S. Melges 24, , 8:25 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Four races kicked off the 2015 CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. National Championship hosted and supported by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association (CGRA) with six-time Melges 24 U.S. National Champion Brian Porter on Full Throttle acquiring an impressive early lead. 'This place is amazing and really, really beautiful.' said Porter post racing. ...

CSR Marine 24 U.S. National Championship - Day 1 images by Joy Dunigan By Joy Dunigan, , 8:02 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Photographer Joy Dunigan was on water at 2015 CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. National Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 1. ...

52 Super Series - Azzurra recaptures the lead in the Copa Del Rey By 52 Super Series, , 7:49 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Azzurra recaptured the lead of the Copa del Rey Mapfre and now is ahead just one point after an incredible recovery in the second race of the day. Tomorrow will see the grand finale with four boats with just two points difference in the provisional results. The day’s first place finishes went to Provezza and Quantum. ...

2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - Preview of the 90th anniversary edition By Rolex Fastnet Race, , 5:36 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
Rolex presents the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race, run by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. With 90 years of history, the race has become a legend in international sport. Will it be a true test of human endeavour once again this year? ...

2015 Verve Cup Offshore Regatta - Close competition on Day 1 By Morgan Kinney, , 5:07 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
“Today was champagne sailing,” smiled Sam Nedeau, owner of GL70 Windancer. Sailors had no trouble finding the wind today for Day One of the Verve Cup Offshore Regatta with warm, southerly winds at 10-15 knots accompanied by choppy conditions. The Race Committee was able to fire off four races without delay on both courses. ...

Safety for Cruising Couples is must-read for adventurous sailors By Barby MacGowan, , 4:41 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
The Safety at Sea Committee of the Cruising Club of America has just published an updated version of its highly regarded Suddenly Alone workbook, now titled Safety for Cruising Couples – Including “Suddenly Alone.” The workbook revisions incorporate the broad experience of CCA members as well as the technology and techniques of safety and safety equipment ...

2015 Pyefleet Week – Tight racing on Day 6 By Fiona Brown, , 4:38 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
The penultimate day of Pyefleet Week 2015 supported by Zhik, which was sponsored by Aluminium Roofline Products and Specialised Fixings, saw the conclusion of the SigneT National Championship and tight racing in glorious sunshine for the fifth race of the other fleets. ...

Will at the Races - A rugged start to the SSANZ 100 By Sail-World.com, , 4:27 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
The ubiquitous Will Calver of Ocean Photography, was on the water for the start of the SSANZ 100 on Saturday morning in rain squalls. ...

Is the US. on the way back in Olympic Sailing? By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA , 3:56 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
The US was historically the best performing Olympic sailing team until the 1990's when the mantle tranferred to GBR, London 2012 was a low point for US. - who did not make the podium at all, now are they on their way back? ...

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