The Copa Brasil de Vela ended ahead on 20 December with the Medal Races of the 10 Olympic classes. The venue for the Medal Races was São Francisco Bay, close to the beach in Niteroi. The wind, however, was light and shifty and the races started more than 2 hours late.
The International Sailing Centre Medemblik, Netherlands has successfully undergone a formal audit visit from ISAF and has subsequently become the second venue to become an ISAF Approved Training Centre.
Seven hours into the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Jim Clark's 100-ft Maxi Comanche (USA) leads the fleet. A memorable edition of the 628-nm race appears certain, with the contest between the fleet's five Maxi yachts living up to the pre-race hype.