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  • Sailing legend Sir Ben Ainslie inspires brave young sailors

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    30 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    SAILING legend Sir Ben Ainslie today offered inspiration to brave young sailors suffering and recovering from cancer.
  • Sailing legend rights sinking swim team

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    30 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    After Australia's swimming medallists finished their parade around the Tollcross Aquatic Centre they were met by one man at the edge of the pool.
  • Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

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    30 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar. A statement the Fed issued after a two ...
  • Sharon Meyer flies over Fenway in blimp

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    30 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    "Well, I can't count how many Super Bowls I've done. In my 24-year career I've probably done 15-18 Super Bowls, Kentucky Derbies, Indy 500s, Daytona... I've televised just about evening there is to be done," Dillard said.
  • All systems GO for 2014 Bosham Classic Boat Revival

    BYM Sailing News
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Judging by the interest in the Bosham Sailing Club’s annual Classic Boat Revival it is hard to believe it is only in it's fourth year.  This unique event, due to be held over the weekend of 6th & 7th ...
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  • All systems GO for 2014 Bosham Classic Boat Revival

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Judging by the interest in the Bosham Sailing Club’s annual Classic Boat Revival it is hard to believe it is only in it's fourth year.  This unique event, due to be held over the weekend of 6th & 7th ...
  • Mini 6.50: Giancarlo Pedote supreme between Les Sables and the Azores

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Giancarlo Pedote did justice to his status as outright favourite of Les Sables - Les Açores - Les Sables race by winning the first leg to Horta hands down. A fellow candidate for the next Vendée Globe, Nicolas Boidevezi, ...
  • Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    Sopot, Poland (30th July 2014): One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events.  This year will be the 11th edition ...
  • Allen RS Feva World Championships Day 3: Final Series starts

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    This was where the serious racing really notched up another couple of gears with the talent pools fully concentrated after the qualification series finished. The forecast had a sunny moderate day of 12knots or so lined up. The reality ...
  • National Sailing Hall of Fame announces 2014 Inductees

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the eight people who will make up its 2014 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame:  Yachtsman, historian and senior statesman of the sport Henry H. “Harry” ...
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  • 29er Worlds: Day 3

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    30 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Finals start tomorrow, Aussies and Kiwi’s knocking on the door [Source: 29er Worlds] Another windy day on the Kingston waters to wrap up the third and last day of the qualification series. After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 [...]
  • Int. Etchells Invitational Cup, Cowes: Day 3

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    30 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    [Source: Rupert Holmes] Cowes, UK, 30 July 2014 – After another stunning day with bright sun and a solid south-south westerly afternoon sea breeze, the top of the leaderboard could hardly be closer. With nine races completed, and two discards in operation, Jeremy Thorp of Antigua Yacht Club leads the fleet overall, lifted by a [...]
  • All systems GO for 2014 Bosham Classic Boat Revival

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    30 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Judging by the interest in the Bosham Sailing Club’s annual Classic Boat Revival it is hard to believe it is only in it's fourth year.  This unique event, due to be held over the weekend of 6th & 7th ...
  • Mini 6.50: Giancarlo Pedote supreme between Les Sables and the Azores

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    30 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Giancarlo Pedote did justice to his status as outright favourite of Les Sables - Les Açores - Les Sables race by winning the first leg to Horta hands down. A fellow candidate for the next Vendée Globe, Nicolas Boidevezi, ...
  • Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland

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    30 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    Sopot, Poland (30th July 2014): One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events.  This year will be the 11th edition ...
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    US Sailing

  • US Sailing Demonstrates Reach Program at Opti National Championships

    Jake Fish
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (July 29, 2014) – It was not an unusual site to see the California Yacht Club (CYC) buzzing with 250 Opti sailors, ages 10 to 15, last week at the USODA National Championships. What was unusual was that these kids were having a blast learning about science, technology, engineering and math after completing the day’s racing last Friday, July 25. In conjunction with US Sailing Center Long Beach and Life Sail, US Sailing’s Reach program hosted “Sailing through STEM Night” for these participating kids and their parents. US Sailing’s hands-on…
  • 2014 Club 420 North Americans Final Report

    Jake Fish
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ —  The 2014 c420 North Americans finished here in beautiful Long Beach Island, NJ.  Today was the final day of racing for both Gold and Silver.  The fleet left the beach under cloudy skies and a dying northerly breeze.  Race 1 started in 8kts and finished in 3 kts.  The racing was challenging for sure.  After  that the conditions really fell apart and it was clear that no more consistent breeze was on the horizon.  The Race Committee called the regatta after just that one race but thirteen for the whole series. The Team of Martina Sly and Ian Morgan, Annapolis…
  • US Sailing Presents the New Clever Pig

    Jake Fish
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (July 29, 2014) – US Sailing has launched a brand new Clever Pig! This website was designed specifically for aspiring youth and young adults who want to take their competitive sailing careers to the next level. This revamped version of has incorporated a new design and layout, with updated resourceful and dynamic content, and a revised structure of the best features from the original website. Clever Pig provides youth sailors with the information required to manage a successful campaign. This program empowers sailors to organize their own campaigns by…
  • US Team Takes Bronze at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds

    Lee Parks
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Joachim Aschenbrenner Takes Gold At ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds Denmark takes the gold medal in the first ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship, Australia gets silver, and bronze goes to the USA.Everybody was nervous in the morning as they waited for the wind to fill in. The wind was too light to start racing the important final matches. Only after 1pm the postponement was lowered and the regatta was ready to continue. The day started with the semi-finals, both already in the situation of 2-0. Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) was leading Pierre Quiroga (FRA) 2-0, and Sam Gilmour (AUS) was…
  • Sailing through STEM Night at CYC

    Jake Fish
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Opti Nationals Hosted by California Yacht Club to Run US Sailing Reach Event MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (July 23, 2014) – US Sailing has partnered with the United Sates Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) and the California Yacht Club (CYC) in Marina del Rey to create new pathways for our youth sailors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education. The CYC is hosting the 2014 USODA National Championships for youth sailors aged 10 to 15 from all over the country on July 19-27. In conjunction with US Sailing Center Long Beach and Life Sail, US Sailing’s Reach program is hosting…
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  • Back To Back Race Wins For Singapore At 420 Worlds

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    Top performance of the day goes to Singapore's Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races, in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore's National Sports Team of the Year just a few months back.
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    Yachting News

  • Stay Fit Housing Names Daniel Corridon Chief Executive Officer

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Stay Fit Housing LLC, a corporate housing and wellness company, announces the appointment of Daniel F. Corridon to Chief Executive Officer. SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A., July 30, 2014 / -- Stay Fit Housing LLC, a corporate housing …
  • Charity Event Raises Thousands for ACC School Improvement Projects

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Hotel La Rosa hosts fundraiser to benefit poverty-stricken schools in Costa Rica LA GARITA, ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA, July 30, 2014 / -- On June 21st, airport Hotel La Rosa de America in La Garita hosted a benefit luncheon to raise funds for …
  • Take Advantage of Summer with Outstanding Van Rental Services in Los Angeles

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    First Choice LAX Van Rentals provides discount cheap price for 12 & 15 passenger van rental in Los Angeles and LAX airport. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 30, 2014 / -- Are you flying all the way to Los Angeles with your friends …
  • Five ways to take a sailing holiday

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    … sailing school creates bespoke sailing holidays from £540 per person (01326 … water and a five-day Royal Yachting Association (RYA) sailing course with … new company offering off-the-beaten-track sailing adventures around Europe from one week …
  • Winners Named in CTM Media Group's Tourism Best Brochure Award

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, July 29, 2014 / -- CTM Media Group, a leader in delivering valuable tourism information, announces today their annual best brochure award winners. The award recognizes excellence in brochure design …
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  • Rawson Solar Panels: Where are yours?

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community On a small Cruising boat, all the Systems count in size and wieght against your enjoyment, and so must be scrutinized well. Rather than have a big, heavy, bulky set of 8 Trogan 6v  batteries below, solar panels let you recharge each day's usage. Of course the boat needs to be carefully ballanced with efficient refridgeration (if ever there was one) , lighting, radar, etc. Then the battery bank can be chosen to fullfill this daily need with 1.5 * the days of amphours(extra 50% for losses, sun, angle,etc) read more
  • Cruising the Sea of Cortez

    Dolce Vita
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community FINALLY! I am back with another blog posting. If I recall correctly, and the odds are not good of that happening these days, my last blog was from Zihuatanejo. I have covered a number of sea miles since early March when I set sail again. I have stopped at Manzanillo, Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, Bahía de Muertos and I am now again in La Paz. Dolce Vita read more
  • Christmas Island

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community As the years tick over my time in my job is coming to a close. Having spent a bit of time on Christmas Island, the island life calls to me. I am slowly getting rid of items that are keeping me tied to the land. This time next year I hope to be living aboard, writing my book, my poetry and learning more about being at one with my camera. As much as I was hopeful about not being on this journey was not to be….I would much rather be with no one than the wrong one. read more
  • Total rewire of 73' Rawson 30 done!

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community Well i have to say that Don Casey ' sailboat electrics simplified book was a great resource. We pretty much pulled everything out right down to the engine harness. Just completed everything to operational status. Learned a lot... just by diving in. Asking lots of questions and reading. I sure know how to properly terminate and fuse heavy to light gauge wire now. Tying in wind vane is next Adding alternator to old MD2B Volo engine too. The old dynamo starter generator only puts out 10 amps so the alternator... was a must. I'll report how…
  • Zihuatanejo - Cruising Mexico

    Dolce Vita
    13 Jan 2014 | 8:09 am
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community Did I write in my last blog (cruising Mexico) that I wasn't going to share photos and stories about Zihuatanejo? Well I was wrong. I am having so much fun here, I decided to stay well beyond my plan to leave soon after New Years. Dolce Vita read more
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    The Finest Yachts and The Boating Lifestyle in India…and All Over the World.

  • Unveiled: Floating Village In London’s Docklands With Beach, Yachts And Luxury Homes – But Blasted As ‘Yuppie Ghetto’

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    Source - A furious row has broken out over Boris Johnson’s plans for a “floating village” of 50 luxury homes in the Docklands. The Mayor revealed today that he has selected an Anglo-Dutch consortium to build a “thriving community” of homes, restaurants and offices on the waters of the Royal Victoria Dock. But the scheme was condemned by Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales for creating a new “yuppie ghetto” in East London and called for a total rethink. He said: ”We have always been clear that any new development must provide affordable ...
  • Sunseeker Boss Stewart McIntyre Abruptly Leaves Luxury Yacht Builder

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Source - Sunseeker yachts on display in London. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images The boss of luxury yacht builder Sunseeker has abruptly left the company. Stewart McIntyre, the managing director, will leave the Dorset-based company owned by China‘s richest man, Wang Jianlin, at the end of the month. The company said McIntyre, a Scot who commutes from Edinburgh to Sunseeker’s headquarters in Poole, was leaving to “pursue other interests”. Wang’s Wanda Group, which bought 91.8% of Sunseeker for £300m in 2013, said founder Robert…
  • Clipper Round The World Yachts Arrive In Style

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Source - Crowds cheered today as the Clipper Round the World yachts arrived in London at the end of their epic race. The top three yachts sailed under Tower Bridge in a spectacular climax to the contest. The race was founded by legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, from Gosport, who was the first man to sail solo, non-stop around the world. It is the world’s longest ocean race and has covered 40,000 miles over 11 months. The 12 yacht crews are made up of novice sailors, skippered by an experienced sailor and 670 ...
  • Want To Work On A $320-Million SuperYacht? Here’s How You Can

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    Source - It is a job like no other. To fit the bill, you must be able to navigate the oceans using the latest nautical equipment, fend off pirate attacks, appreciate fine wine, provide silver service, cope in extremely cramped conditions, arrange flowers, serve cigars, plan events and clean rooms to the highest standards. Fluency in a couple of foreign languages would be a bonus, too. If this sounds demanding, it is because your employers are used to getting the very best. They own not just yachts, but uber-luxurious superyachts, worth ...
  • China Can Be World’s Biggest Yacht Market: Benetti Boss

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Source - The superyacht Lohengrin, built by Trinity Yachts, docked in Sanya, Hainan province in March. China is the market with the highest potential for the yacht industry, Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Benetti, one of the oldest builders of luxury motor yachts in the world and part of Italy’s Azimut Benetti Group, told Xinhua in a recent interview. The yacht market in mainland China is small at present but Poerio, who is responsible for the group’s mega yachts, is convinced that “China is potentially the biggest market in the world and will ...
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  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    We're so thankful you continue to support Amver. How do you do that? By enrolling your ships and volunteering to help in search and rescue cases around the world. Why do you do it? Tell us! Now, help us welcome the latest Amver participants!KUPARUK RIVERSAG RIVERSABRINAAMSTEL EAGLEUNITED OCEANHANJIN TABULCMA CGM DANUBEAFRICAN RAVENSONNELIBERTY BAYSTI CHELSEAM&MERRADALEKAVIK RIVERWILLIAMSBORGIRENE IIATLASMOL BRAVOORE MAJISHANAUDREY SWALAM MUTIARAPhoto credit: Fotolia
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    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Do you enjoy reading the list of the latest vessels to enroll in Amver? We enjoy bringing it to you. Listing the new members of the Amver system is a tradition that dates back to the first Amver Bulletins in the late 1950's. We're proud to continue the tradition here. Help us welcome the new members.CAVALIERE GRAZIAGOLAR CELSIUSKITA LNGAET PARTNERSHIPLAUREL ACENORD GERANIUMSEAFARERSTI LEXINGTONSVEVASARAHOS BLACK ROCKDALARNASEACOR COURAGEOUSFRONTIER HEROWASHINGTONPhoto credit: Fotolia
  • Happy Birthday Amver!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today Amver turns 56 years old! From its humble beginnings as the Merchant Vessel Reporting Program. In fact the first Amver message received in 1958 was from the Dutch liner S.S. Groote Beer (right).The original mission of Amver, as outlined in the implementation plan, was to establish and maintain a comprehensive and effective merchant ship position reporting system in the North Atlantic Maritime region (as defined in the National Search and Rescue Plan) in order to improve Search and Rescue procedures by:Reducing the time element in search procedures through having available a maximum…
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    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    What if vessels didn't enroll in Amver? Would it make a significant impact on lives lost at sea? According to a recent Amver cost benefit analysis, 25% of all the lives saved at sea are saved by Amver ships and there are approximately 891 lives lost at sea each year. This number doesn't include recreational yachtsmen or migrants. You can see that without Amver, a good portion of those in peril at sea would likely die. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver network, dedicated to ensuring no call for help goes unanswered.YUNG DA FA 101WILLIAM C HIGHTOWERJS GREENSAILEVER LIBRAFLAG…
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    9 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Another nine ships enrolled in Amver in the past week. That's nine more opportunities to save a life. If you haven't considered joining Amver think of this. Your ship might be the only difference between a seafarer, yachtsman or migrant living or dying. Help us increase those odds.STENA EUROPEEVER LISSOMEOCEAN TURQUOISE IUNITED LEGACYSILVER EMILYEVER LIVENMORNING SALUTEANCASH QUEENGREAT EXPECTATIONSPhoto credit: Fotolia 
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  • Port Tack starting - worth the risk?

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    49er World Champions Pete Burling and Blair Tuke pulled off a stunning port tack start at the European Championships in Helsinki. They won the start and won the race (and the Championship!). But a high-risk strategy too far? Let's take a look at the critical success factors...
  • How to sail the Etchells fast: tips from a triple World Champion

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Bill Hardesty has competed in three Etchells 22 World Championships, and he's won every time! In this half-hour chat, Bill shares some of his tips and insights into how to campaign this competitive keelboat to the max...
  • Bill Hardesty and the role of the tactician

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Multiple Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams describes Bill Hardesty as his secret weapon, the tactical genius that helps him get the better of his opposition more often than not. Bill is also a great helmsman in his own right, and an aggressive fighter on the race course, as this interview reveals...
  • A Short Introduction to Leverage, Risk and Reward on the Upwind Leg

    7 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Upwind Race Geometry: Why you need to understand the importance of the 'ladder rungs', the rhumb line, and building leverage.....
  • High-speed skiff gybing with Trevor Baylis ***

    4 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Gybing technique is one of the toughest and most critical elements of skiff sailing, but Trevor Baylis (world champion in 14s, 18s and 505) has some ideas that will help make heavy-air gybing a whole lot safer. "Whatever type of skiff you’re gybing, I’m a firm believer that the helm should be last person in and first person out. My thinking on this is that, like in mountain biking, it’s better to be completely out of control for a tenth of a second than vaguely out of control for 10 seconds. So if the helmsman can minimise his time through the boat, the safer you’ll…
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    H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water... by Craig

  • New Surf Film w/ Liz Clark

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    I have featured this solo sailor/surfer many times on these pages.  She has been out there sailing the Pacific since 2005.  She is an inspiration to me and all those who are touched by the sea.  Take a look at her part in the film and turn it up a bit!
  • Eddie Would Go!

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    25th Anniversary celebration of The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau a Surfing video by MporaEddie Aikau was the first official lifeguard at Waimea Bay, on Oahu's North Shore, and at the same time developed a reputation as one of the best big wave riders in the world. Partnering with his younger brother/lifeguard Clyde, the pair never lost a life on their watch. Eddie surfed every major swell to come through the North Shore from 1967 to 1978. He attained a rank of 12th in the world on the early IPS pro surfing rankings. His best contest result was a win in the 1977 Duke Kahanamoku…
  • Cool Pics!

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Heading to Angel for an overnight on Tuesday with John.  On Wednesday, we sail to the baseball game on his Islander 41.
  • Conversion to Electric Engine Almost Complete!

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    I have to take my hat off to my partners Arnie and Murray as they have almost completed the conversion of our sail boat to an electric engine.  The 20 year diesel has been removed, 8 batteries have been placed and secured, the engine has been mounted, and after a few more tweaks, we will be sailing in August.Here is what Murray says about our power plant:"We have eight 12 volt 100 amp-hour batteries installed.  We will hook pairs of those together in parallel to form four 'super' 12 volt 200aH batteries.  Those four super batteries will be connected in series to produce 48…
  • Pics of the Week

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:48 pm
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    XS Sailing


    XS Editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:06 am
    KITE FOILING – Check out Erika Heineken sailing her kiteboard above the water – she makes it look so easy, makes you want to go ‘fly a kite’!  

    XS Editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    AC NEWS – FROM ORACLE TEAM USA  - ORACLE Team USA hosted a meeting with four of the teams who have entered the 35th America’s Cup or plan to by the 8th August 2014; Luna Rossa, Artemis Racing, Team France and Ben Ainslie Racing. A positive meeting saw a number of points debated, the key points agreed between all parties present were: • Regular meetings encompassing all teams in order to work collectively to maximize the potential of both this America’s Cup and future editions. • Each team plan to host an America’s Cup World Series event in either their own country, or a…

    XS Editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    COOL BOAT DESIGNS – Luxury yacht builder Perini Navi completed the mast stepping operation today of Perseus3 a 60 meter sloop with one of the tallest masts in the world. Built of carbon fiber by Future Fibres, this 75.8m, 16.4 ton mast is among the top three tallest masts in the world and will soon fly the world’s largest sail, a 2,602 square meter A2 asymmetrical spinnaker. Future Fibres notes that 4,752 kilometers of carbon fiber was used to make the rigging which also includes a 23.4m carbon fiber pre-preg furling boom, carbon fiber cap stays and diagonals, as well as fore and aft…

    XS Editor
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    VOR –  So, you’ve said goodbye to the pets. You’ve told your Facebook friends that you’re going to be away for a while. Now, suited and booted in your cutting edge, waterproof extreme protection gear, you’re up to your knees in freeze-dried food – and you’ve even taken your seasickness tablet. But what else do you need to know, before you join us on this nine month, round the world voyage – the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race? Well, a scoring guide might be useful. After all, racing full throttle across nearly 39,000 nautical miles, at break-neck speed, through wind,…

    XS Editor
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    DESTOPNEWS – Sailing Update N°31 • Winner & Revolution – Tour de France Voile • Congrat Ireland – Commodore’s Cup – Cowes
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  • Winner Creek Trail

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Mike is back in the Aleutians for a couple of weeks but before he left we got in a lot more fishing and some nice hikes. Winner Creek Trail is part of the famous Iditarod Trail and has a hand-tram that crosses the Winner Creek Gorge. We’d tried to do this hike before but there were so many people waiting to use the tram we turned back. This time we went on a weekday and were able to make the crossing without having to wait. At the end of the trail is the Alyeska Resort, so lunch was waiting for us. People treat the hand tram more like a ride than a mode of transportation with everyone…
  • Sockeye Fishing and Canning

    11 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    The sockeye (red) salmon are finally  running on the Kenai River! This is the main thing we have been looking forward to since being back in Alaska. There is nothing like going fishing and knowing you will actually catch something. And I never tire of the scenery and watching the bald eagles. Yes, that really is the color of the Kenai River. Fireweed on the KenaiOur favorite fishing hole where the fish never stop jumping.Fish on!Another fish on!They are very fun to catch!We tossed a few of these males back as they are too far into the spawning processes. They are usually silver, but…
  • Summertime

    29 Jun 2014 | 4:53 pm
    I can’t believe we’ve been in Alaska for three months already! (only four more months until our next adventure…)  In April we still had a lot of snow on the ground. May was a bit chilly but dry and sunny. And June has been gloomy and rainy. But it looks like summer is finally here! Today was downright hot and wildflowers are everywhere. Just waiting for the fireweed to bloom. Glacier Creek and a couple of Girdwood’s seven glaciers in the background.Strawberries growing at the side of the road Mike is working out of Dutch Harbor for a couple of weeks. We spent…
  • The End of the Road

    8 Jun 2014 | 3:14 pm
    At the end of our road is a short trail… Virgin Creek Falls. Girdwood, Alaska.
  • Alaska so far

    13 May 2014 | 6:45 pm
    We’re getting settled into Alaska. The first month here, we stayed in a log house in the hills above Anchorage. A couple of weeks ago we moved over to Girdwood, a little ski village nestled among the mountains along Turnagain Arm, about 40 minutes from Anchorage. For much of April we still had snow on the ground but that is all gone now. I haven’t spent a lot of time in this part of Alaska and I am amazed at how much sunshine we have had. Most of my time in Alaska has been spent in South East Alaska which has weather much like the Pacific Northwest. The long days are the…
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    Scuttlebutt Sailing News

  • Explaining the Challenger of Record Concept

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Interest in the America’s Cup grew rapidly during the 1960’s, with multiple foreign clubs expressing their desire to challenge. A casual agreement on who might challenge, and in what order, was adopted but proved to be awkward in practice, so when multiple challenges were received for 1970, rather than select one yacht club to compete as challenger in the match, by mutual agreement it was established that several prospective challenger candidates could compete against each other for the right to sail in the America’s Cup match against the Defender. This was the first time that…
  • Changes planned for 2015 Whidbey Island Race Week

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Whidbey Island Race Week Regatta, the premier regatta in the Pacific Northwest, is now owned and organized by Charley and Schelleen Rathkopf, who have announced a number of changes for the 2015 event happening July 19-24 in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington. Click headline for full report.
  • Thistle Nationals – Light winds again today

    Assoc Editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Sheboygan, WI (July 30, 2014) – The 2014 Thistle National Championship regatta at Sail Sheboygan is an exercise in patience. The fleet started on time as it looked like the wind would cooperate. General recall turned into returning to shore due to lack of wind. After waiting about three hours for the wind to come up, the AP came down and the teams headed back out. The race finally got off in 5 kt from the northeast. At press, the race committee was attempting to get a second race in the books for today. Results – Event website
  • 29er World Champs – Ready for the finals

    Assoc Editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Kingston, ONT (July 30, 2014) – Another windy day on the Kingston waters wrapped up the last day of the qualification series. After a stormy start, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in with a steady 10-12 knots. Provisional results have Brice Yrieix and Loic Ficher-Gillou (FRA) in first followed by Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton (AUS) and Micah Wilkinson and Jack Rogers (NZL). For the finals, the Gold Fleet sailors are the top 25 with the remaining equally divided into Silver and Bronze Fleets. The finals begin Thursday and run for 3 days. Click headline for full story.
  • Snipe Nationals – Serious Sailing, Serious Fun

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    30 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Okoboji, IA (July 30, 2014) – The competitors were moving a little slower this morning, perhaps the posted weather forecast wasn’t enough to invigorate them to launch their boats, but two races were completed today on Lake Okoboji. The legendary Gonzalo “Old Man” Diaz had a great day on the water today, sitting in 11th place and only 5 points out of 10th. Team Rios/Dinke still top the fleet with 8 points, closely followed by Team Hart/Hopp with 16 pts. The fleet expects to complete the remaining three races on schedule.
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  • Useful Phrases to use on your Next Greek Yacht Charter

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
    Knowing a little of the language (even if it’s very little) is a great way to connect with the locals and really give you a feel for the culture. You may not become fluent during a week-long cruise but it never hurts to be able to say good morning to a fellow sailor, greet the restaurant host or attempt to order a drink. Most people truly appreciate the effort, and it usually feels better than just blurting out what you need in English. Then of course, there may be instances in which no one speaks English and even the few words you know will help you get by. Santorini island, Greece Here…
  • Summer Festivals in the Caribbean

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    To put it mildly, the Caribbean knows how to party! The colorful traditions and festivities found on different islands and various countries make for a great way to experience the real essence of the place you’re visiting. If you’re going this summer, try to work a summer festival into your trip; you won’t be disappointed. You’ve got the big Caribbean events like Jamaica SumFest but many of the smaller islands also have local summer festivals that are a blast. They’re also easier to get to- you can simply find a good place to moor (ask our experts for the best ones) and walk or take…
  • Book your Charter for the Catamarans Cup in October 2014

    20 May 2014 | 3:49 am
    In just five months Greece will host the 5th annual Catamarans Cup, from October 18th-24th, 2014. This gives you the perfect amount of time to book your charter for this extraordinary event! Catamarans Cup The Catamarans Cup is an international regatta, which consists of a sailing race, relaxing holiday week and many fun and exciting events in between. It is held in and around the islands of Greece- you can enjoy something unique and different on every island, from special welcomes for participants to cocktail parties and dinners on the beach. Catamaran sailing on the blue Adriatic sea The…
  • Caribbean Foods to Try during your Sailing Vacation

    13 May 2014 | 9:21 am
    One of the best ways to experience the culture of the Caribbean is to sample the local cuisine. Each country has its own special dishes and interpretation of available ingredients, and tasting your way through the islands is a great way to understand the intricate fusion of nationalities, spices and customs that are quintessentially Caribbean. Caribbean cuisine has African, East Indian, Chinese, Native American, Arabic and European influences, resulting in an explosion of flavors. You will find your share of tourist-style options, with hamburgers readily available in many places, but do take…
  • Top Ten Snorkel Spots in the British Virgin Islands

    25 Apr 2014 | 3:52 am
    The BVIs are a natural paradise of crystalline waters, home to a wealth of colorful fish and fascinating marine life. Snorkeling is definitely on the menu for those of us who want to experience the Caribbean to the fullest; there’s nothing quite like the quiet, peaceful sensation of slipping into warm waters and seeing what the world looks like below the surface. Top Ten Snorkel Spots If you’re wondering where to go to get the best underwater views in the BVIs, read on for our top snorkel spots. Best of all, many are only reachable by boat, meaning you’ll have a true advantage. Take a…
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