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How the Kiwis foiled Team USA, Santander and VOR 14-15 | 24/09/2014
A different view of Santander... | 22/09/2014
Australia’s Tom Burton wins Silver in Santander today | 19/09/2014
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta | 17/09/2014
Santander and Alicante - Nathan unloads, Mat explains, and Nico wins | 15/09/2014
Team Vestas Wind arrives...Cup Meeting...ISAF Worlds...Foiling Laser | 11/09/2014
Aussie sailors in Santander | 08/09/2014
Magnetic, Rolex Mini Maxi, Volvo fleet prepares - Aussies in Santander | 03/09/2014
Nico heads for the Volvo startline | 01/09/2014
Magnetic, Aussie Paralympians do us proud and Rio report | 28/08/2014
Hammo, IRC Nats, 505's, Cadets, foiling and more | 25/08/2014
VOR – the Danish entry with Aussie skipper, the backstory continues | 15/08/2014
VOR – Chris Nicholson confirmed Denmark’s Team Vestas Wind skipper | 12/08/2014
Volvo Aussie skipper speculation...Aussies on top in Rio | 06/08/2014
Coutts' Cup Capers...curiouser and curiouser ...Sliding to Southport | 01/08/2014
Australian dinghy foiling kit world-wide, Cricket captain goes sailing | 25/07/2014
America's Cup - fun and games, Moths and a Smoke test | 23/07/2014
Big Fella explains why Team Australia pulled plug on America's Cup | 21/07/2014
VOR 2014-15 – Getting serious , the pace is picking up | 16/07/2014
America's Cup summit, Olympic classes Europeans, Rio report | 14/07/2014
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News - Asia and the World

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]  

Another sleepless night for most of the fleet. As the girls on Team SCA had no choice but to take a less-is-more approach to navigate the ice limit, the rest of the fleet has been caught up in a gybing battle the whole way between the ice limits #7 and #8. ... [more]  

The Challenger of Record, long time America's Cup competitor, Luna Rossa have threatened to withdraw from the America's Cup if the mooted Protocol change to a smaller boat is implemented. Emirates Team NZ, via social media, have supported the Italian stand against the boat change. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Today, in OC Sport’s office the Dongfeng Race Team shore team received the latest position report. Dongfeng, who most likely through determination, smart navigation and no doubt a little luck, have managed to gain 24 miles in three hours. ... [more]  

Round Hainan Regatta - Mengzi took line honours in the 120nm offshore leg from Sanya to Wanning crossing the line in the early hours of Wednesday morning, in just less than 22 hours. Both IRC fleets set for the second offshore leg to Sanya in challenging conditions ... [more]  

2014-15???????????????????????——????????????????????3?25?,??????????????,????????????????,????????????????????,??????????????????????????????,?????????????????????,???? ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - The ice limit coordinates, as decided by Race Control, have been dictating the action in the last eight hours. The first five boats are now short-gybing up a virtual coastline to within just 300 metres. ... [more]  

Video from all the boats from Day 6 and 7 of Leg 5 in the Volvo Ocean Race as the boats skirt the ice zone. Features fast sailing footage from all the boats, plus the on-board video of Team SCA's Chinese Gybe on Monday night. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
America's Cup organisers have issued a media release following a competitors conference believed to have been held last Monday. The thrust of the release is to focus on the recurring theme of reducing costs by using a smaller boat for the event. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race’s fleet passed over Point Nemo* on Wednesday – the furthest from land you can get when at sea– on the day that a new ice limit was introduced by organisers to keep the boats clear of a large iceberg that was drifting towards the path of the fleet. ... [more]  

The vastly experienced duo, Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) have won the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 and set the reference time for the two crew round the world race: 84 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds to complete the 23,321.76 miles of the theoretical course. ... [more]  

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!   
Volvo Ocean Race – Sunshine and wind as fleet heads for Horn   
Volvo Ocean Race - Better safe than sorry   
Volvo Ocean Race - Another good day for Team Brunel   
Barcelona World Race - Leaders back in the Med -The final 500 miles   
Volvo Ocean Race - A failed attempt at a comeback   
2015 ISAF Youth World Championship - Registration to open   
Aloha Round Hainan Regatta 2015 - Big boats leave for Haikou   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel ups the pace   
2015 18ft Skiff Australians: Gotta Love it 7 wins on Waterloo Bay   
Volvo Ocean Race - Bull in a China shop   


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