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John Lennon's sailing to Bermuda..more container ships...'rich' tax for poor Chinese..moviestar bravery and much more | 29/03/2006
Of Pirates and Stupid Sailors, Great Gear and Container Ships, and how Sailors burn their socks | 22/03/2006
Sail New York with Dennis Conner, Diesel engine wisdom, Bongo sailing, Dubai for great sailing and more | 15/03/2006
Update from the pirate zone..new Collision Avoidance Receiver for Yachts..Destination Vanuatu..Naked Sailors.. and more | 08/03/2006
70+ yachts for Pirate Zone, Bird dropping danger for sailors, more sailing news | 02/03/2006
70+ yachts for Pirate Zone..Bird dropping danger to sailors..Sun shines for rescued yacht - Death on the Naobi | 01/03/2006
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Catmania and Lagoons, Big Traffic in Southern Ocean, Terrible Sailors in Jail, Innovation Awards | 22/02/2006
Test only please ignore | 22/02/2006
Should I carry a Gun? Sail-World asks a Pirate Survivor | 15/02/2006
Moquini found floating upside down?.. Heavy Weather Sailing.. World ARC Rally…Why aren’t Ozzies buying Ozzie boats?..Polar sailor rounding the Horn | 08/02/2006
Running the Gauntlet to the Red Sea | 01/02/2006
Promoting marine businesses in the Cruising market | 27/01/2006
Two Pacific Rescues, Pirate Arrests, Awards for Courage – and Cruising Tonga! | 25/01/2006
Dee Caffari - Yachting Tragedy - Destination Cuba - London's Top Marine Awards | 18/01/2006
Cruising Newsletter | 11/01/2006
Lots of Warm Weather for Antipodean Summer Holidays | 04/01/2006
Sail-World Cruising Newsletter | 27/12/2005
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News - Asia and the World

From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ... [more]  

Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ... [more]  

Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ... [more]  

The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ... [more]  

2014-15?????????????????,????????????????????????????11?15?,?????????????,???????????????????????? ... [more]  

The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ... [more]  

2014-15????????????????????,????????????????????,????????“?????”,??????????,?????,???????,?????????????????????????,?????????????????????????,???????????,?????????,???,???,????????,?????????????????????,?????????????????? ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ... [more]  

At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Altadill, 52, has enjoyed many round the world race finishes over a varied and successful career spanning nearly 30 years. But finishing into his own home city, through the waters where he grew up sailing - and indeed coached at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the Spanish Olympic team - will surely rank as one of the sweetest memories of his life. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ... [more]  

So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit ... [more]  

Neutrogena is now forecast to cross the finish line in Barcelona at around 1730hrs UTC Monday evening. Barcelona will no doubt lay on an emotional welcome for one of its favourite, most successful and well known round the world racers, who will complete his seventh circumnavigation. ... [more]  

Since 0700 UTC this morning, the average boat speeds of the fleet have been from 17 to 19.5 knots. Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been the fastest and with the same speed: 19.5 knots. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon as they approach Cape Horn on Monday. ... [more]  

The sixth Aloha Round Hainan Regatta came to an end with the two fleets IRC one and two and 3/4/5 completing their second and final leg from Haikou and Wanning to Sanya respectively. All along the night and on the day's early hours the boats kept crossing the finish line in a good breeze that had been accompanying them all along the 280 and 120 nm legs along the east coast of Hainan Island ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Team Alvimedica watch captain, Ryan Houston says the Southern Ocean Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has had racing as close as you would expect in a Coastal Race. All the top group are within sight of each other, and there have been some close passing maneuvers with the boats sailing at 25-30kts. Includes two on board videos. ... [more]  

Over 1,200 sailors from 65 countries are in Palma de Mallorca to compete in the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. This international regatta has become a regular feature for worldwide sailors who will race in the 10 Olympic events, the Formula Kite, the Dragon and the 2.4 Paralympic class, from the 28th of March until the fourth of April in the beautiful bay of Palma. ... [more]  

One of the innovations of the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar is the addition of Kiteboarding. For IKA CEO, Markus Schwendtner this represents an important step towards the inclusion of Kiteboarding as an Olympic discipline in 2020. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Home waters by Barcelona World Race
Neutrogena, sailed by Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilean co-skipper José Munoz, should return into Mediterranean this evening. Once more One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are defying expectations and sailing quicker upwind than their rivals, 150 miles to their west, We Are Water. Current routeings have the two Catalan IMOCA 60's only hours apart at Gibraltar, too close to call right now. ... [more]  

Looking at the tracker right now it reminds me of the 1979 Atari Super Breakout game. The top five boats have been up and down all day, gybing along the ice limit as they head southeast. You see them sailing downwind on port tack doing 18 to 20 knots of speed on average. ... [more]  

Aloha Round Hainan Regatta – Shenzhen based Swan82 Ubox scored an impressive second line honours, establishing also the reference time for the 280nm Haikou to Sanya leg with 27 hours and 21 minutes ... [more]  

2014-15????????????????3?26????????????——???????????????????3???????24??,????????????????????????????????,????????,??????????????????????????????10??,??????????1??,????????????????????? ... [more]  

If racing sailors could choose . . . it would be for consistent wind of 20-22 knots, sunshine and courses that are not of the repeated windward/leeward variety and occasional natural hazards. Those attending the St. Thomas International Regatta had exactly that today. The natural hazards struck hard with some – beach catamarans upside down are difficult to right ... [more]  

Latest update from the Team Vestas Wind rebuild in Bergamo, Italy In this behind-the-scenes episode, Neil Cox and Tom Kiff update us on progress from Persico Marine in Italy. The hull is ready and the deck has been reconstructed ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – As with most exclusion zones tactically, the fleet wants to be the other side of it, but they are put there for the good of the fleet and safety of the sailors ... [more]  

Organized by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club under the auspices of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), the 2015 edition of this biennial race will feature 25 sailing yachts, ranging in length from 10.5m Pogo Aya to Syd Fischer’s Custom 90’ Ragamuffin. ... [more]  

The America's Cup boiled over with a split between two of the senior teams in the 35th America's Cup, and the commercial and marketing arm of the Cup Defender Golden Gate Yacht Club. The series of plays was triggered by a statement from the Luna Rossa Challenge that they would consider withdrawing from the 35th America's Cup if there was a change to the class announced nine months previously ... [more]  

This morning was a special sunrise for me. It has been a hard few days, full of emotion, stress, adrenaline. As skipper it is hard to find the balance between pushing the boat and crew, but making sure we stay safe and keep our boat in one piece. ... [more]  

While the Barcelona World Race winners Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam have been granted the best Spring weather the Catalan capital can muster for them to find their land legs after 84 racing days, the final 230 miles to Gibraltar for second placed Neutrogena look like being relatively straightforwards. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - bouncing along the barbed wire fence
America's Cup: Luna Rossa threatens withdrawal over boat change
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team - Back in the mix
Round Hainan Regatta - Mengzi takes line honours in the offshore leg
Volvo Ocean Race - ???????? ?????????
Volvo Ocean Race - Skirting new ice limit lines on route to Cape Horn
Volvo Ocean Race: Fast sailing deep in the Southern Ocean - Video
America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs
Volvo Ocean Race - We've found Nemo! - as new ice limit advised
Barcelona World Race - Victory for renowned Swiss-French duo
Barcelona World Race - Winners, first reactions
Volvo Ocean Race - The fight to Cape Horn
Barcelona World Race - Final Miles for Cheminées Poujoulat
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat slowed by the light winds
Volvo Ocean Race - ?????????? ??????
Alinghi will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour
Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind's rebuild progresses at Persico
Rio100 wins Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas on debut
Volvo Ocean Race: Boat Blogs - A wild Southern Ocean shake-up + Video
Barcelona World Race - The longest day   
Volvo Ocean Race - Whether the Weather again   
Volvo Ocean Race – In the wake of our Chinese gybe   
Round Hainan Regatta - UBox tak?es line ?honours ?in tough? first l?eg   
Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and new format   
Volvo Ocean Race - ???????? ??????????   
Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean   
Alinghi joins the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour   
Volvo Ocean Race: A wild night in the Southern Ocean + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Deploying the Buoy   
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet gybes and heads east again   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Two shows and 90 minutes from everywhere   
America's Cup: AC72 - Luna Rossa Catamaran images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Barcelona World Race - Final weather hurdles for Cheminees Poujoulat   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leaving Auckland and catching Pam - Onboard Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet commits to southern routing   
Round Hainan Regatta - Inshore ?race e?nds, UB?ox leads? offshor?e leg   
Dongfeng Race Team- Joining the exclusive southern ocean club   
Volvo Ocean Race - ????? ?????????????   
Phuket Race Week - It's all go!   


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