John Kilroy’s ‘Samba Pa Ti’ Crowned Audi Melges 20 World Champion


After 10 races in Riva Del Garda, Kilroy wins Worlds, Marco Gambarella is awarded Corinthian World title, Guido Miani named 2014 Audi Sailing Series Champion

Riva Del Garda, Italy – After one final race, John Kilroy at the helm of Samba Pa Ti, tactician Paul Goodison and crew Jeff Reynolds proved they were more than deserving of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Champion title. Four days of racing and no worse than a fourteenth in a fleet of fifty-seven entries, the Samba team excelled in almost every condition and under a wide variety of pressure.

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It’s Open House on Press Day

at Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear

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Meet the team behind this exciting new clothing brand, see the Hudson Wight range & chat to ‘our’ courageous & tenacious young British solo sailor Lizzy Foreman, of whom we are proud to be
the Title Sponsor of her 2015 Mini Transat campaign.

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One Final Race Remains To Name Next Audi Melges 20 World Champion


Kilroy leads 57-strong Audi Melges 20 World Championship fleet into final day of competition with five-point advantage

Riva Del Garda, Italy – The third day of racing on beautiful Lake Garda produced premium conditions and spectacular competition at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship once more. Three additional races were completed with second place overall Achille Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino Jr. closing the gap on regatta leader, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti ahead by five points.

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Vigor completes repower of AMHS ferry

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Vigor completes repower of AMHS ferry

August 29, 2014—Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) reports that the repower of the M/V Columbia, the Alaska Marine Highway System’s flagship vessel, has been completed. EBDG provided design services and ongoing owner support services for the ferry’s repower, which was performed by Vigor Marine’s Portland, OR, shipyard. The repower included replacing all ancillary equipment to the engines.

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Lorient Horta Solo: Gwénolé Gahinet in the starting blocks on Safran-Guy Cotten


On Saturday, September 6, the skipper of the Figaro Safran-Guy Cotten will start the final race of the season, the Lorient Horta Solo. This race is a round trip (2,260 miles in total) between Lorient and the island of Faial in the Azores. It is a straightforward route, but a strategic race, for which Gahinet has prepared keenly.

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Australian Sailing Team signs up for ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne

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The Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad’s en masse entry for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, December 7-14, 2014, raises the competition bar among the Olympic classes and gives aspiring sailors the chance to challenge their heroes.
Yachting Australia has entered the full contingent of the AST and ASS, showing their support for the event and giving other competitors a rare opportunity to mix it up on the racetrack with world champions and gold medallists from the last Games.

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2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship Fleet Embrace Classic Garda Conditions on Day Two


Kilroy rallies to establish an impressive 14-point advantage to lead

Riva Del Garda, Italy – Three additional races were added to the scoreboard on Thursday, Day Two of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. With a substantial 14-point lead, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti is in first place overall.

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