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News - Asia and the World

Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
In a statement published on the America's Cup website it is reported that the America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the ISAF-appointed independent jury for rules breaches during leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – A young and inexperienced Team Alvimedica sailed out of Newport, RI, last July in a Transatlantic training run to Europe to prepare for the start of the race. Ten months later, skipper Charlie Enright, 30, of Bristol, RI, and his crew have logged more than 40,000 ocean miles and now have their sights set on winning the 5,000-mile leg to their homeport. ... [more]  

There has been a succession of boats crossing the line in Barcelona since Cheminées Poujoulat’s triumph, and from conversations with the sailors and their press conference messages, it would appear that double-handed sailing requires somewhat different qualities to that of singlehanded sailing ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Two legendary figures of Vendée Globe and IMOCA 60 racing, both in their more senior years. Wilson competed in the 2008-9 Vendée Globe with distinction. ... [more]  

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The final regatta in the Inaugural Asian Sailing Federation Youth Cup Series took place last week at the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yachting Club. ... [more]  

Recent winner of the double-handed round the world race, the Barcelona World Race alongside Jean Le Cam, Bernard Stamm is planning to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe in 2016, but not at any price... We met up with the skipper of Cheminées Poujoulat who looked back at what happened in his recent round the world race. ... [more]  

Previously we have seen that inside the Land of Oz, there exists the State of Is. Most specifically it centres on the Brisbane Etchells Fleet and is best described as possessing bright colours, sparkles of light, warmth, and a marvellous and captivating energy. So whether it is the art of sailing being showcased by the Class or the artisans inside the Class displaying their finer skills ... [more]  

Live coverage of Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race at Itajai by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Catch the live coverage of the Itajai In Port Race for the Volvo Ocean Race. Check on the video below for the countdown to the start time in your location Leg 6 to Newport RI will start the following day ... [more]  

The last hour of Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane's Barcelana World Race rather typified their whole race since having to pit stop into New Zealand. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series™ – The Team Turx powered by Kaya Ropes co-skipper, 38, on keeping it cool, being a movie star and creating a more peaceful world ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series™ – On one of the world’s busiest waterways, the Huangpu River, in the Bund area of Shanghai, hundreds of thousands of passers-by were stopped in their tracks today by the unique sight of the Land Rover Extreme 40 sailing on this iconic waterway alongside cargo ships, tankers and passenger ferries. ... [more]  

Jorg Riechers (GER) and Sebastien Audigane (FRA) brought their Barcelona World Race to an end today (Thursday) when they sailed Renault Captur across the finish line off the Catalan capital's landmark W-Hotel at 11:35:22hrs UTC to take sixth place ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) shore manager Neil Cox has paid tribute to the joint efforts to return the Danish boat into the race – and is cautiously optimistic they are on track ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind's Neil Cox updates on the progress from Persico Marine as work continues on the VO65 ahead of their expected return to the Volvo Ocean Race in Lisbon. There's still a lot to do, but things are moving quickly and in the right direction, as Coxy explains ... [more]  

The Sailor Girl has been busy, racking up a year of shows. A few weeks ago, she also had the chance to sit down with James Spithill while he was in town to chat about all things sailing, including his own origins within the sport, and of course the next America's Cup. Here is show #43 including some on board action with the Yachting NSW Youth Team and some additional talk with James Spithill. ... [more]  

The finest Olympic classes sailing talent on the planet will assemble in Hyères, France from 20-26 April for the next instalment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Elite level fleets in all ten of the Olympic events will put their skills to the ultimate test with 40 of the world's best in each class. ... [more]  

The winner of Southern Spars 2014 ECsix Tee Shirt Design competition, has taken up her prize of an expenses paid visit for two to the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover of her choice. This week, Heather McCarthy from the US, has being visiting the Volvo Race fleet in Itajai, Brazil as the stopover of her choice. ... [more]  

Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. After the race through the Southern Ocean and back into the Atlantic, the teams will now unwind their Leg 1 passage across the equator and return to the northern hemisphere - it’s 5,010 miles and it will run the full range of climate zones. ... [more]  

Tuesday 14th April marks 100 days until The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2015). ... [more]  

Tuesday 14th April marks 100 days until The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2015). ... [more]  

Earlier this year, the first stop of The Kite Foil Gold Cup was held in La Venta, Baja Mexico. The event was loaded with international talent and a large variety of board and foiling combinations from around the globe. Amongst the entries was a new concept board. ... [more]  

One year of Sunset Radio was marked with the 44th regular show for Adventures of a Sailor Girl. 74 shows (30 event based and 44 regular) has made for quite a collection of adventures over the past year for Nic Douglass, the Sailor Girl. ... [more]  

Louis Vuitton Cup supremo, Bruno Trouble says that in his view there will be only two strong Challengers at the next America's Cup and with a field of that size he is glad that Louis Vuitton pulled out. He was interviewed on Radio New Zealand this Tuesday morning by Kathryn Ryan and asked to expand on several of the points he made in his open letter on the state of the America's Cup ... [more]  

In sharp contrast to the huge amount of optimistic PR pumped out by European boat manufacturers and others with a vested interest in an expanding leisure marine industry in China, China Business News reports that 'up to 70 percent of the 4,000 registered yachts in the Chinese mainland are in a long-term state of halt, and many yacht clubs operate in the red.' ... [more]  

Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday after the boat arrived in Itajaí right on schedule ready for the refit of a new mast. It has been a long journey for the stricken boat since the top of its mast fractured 200 nautical miles (nm) from Cape Horn in Southern Ocean conditions on March 30 during the leg five from Auckland to Itajaí, south-east Brazil. ... [more]  

2015 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Now is the time for skippers and crew to start planning their visit to northern Queensland to compete in ninth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The racing is on from August 27 through to September 1, but there is plenty on the island to do and see before and event after the regatta, including enjoying a leisurely holiday with family and friends. ... [more]  

After being escorted by the local police, blocking off several roads, taking on a few sharp turns, adjusting a street sign and enduring incessant honking from the Brazilian traffic, Donfeng's new mast finally arrived at the village in Itajai yesterday. And early the next morning, after 10 days at sea, the shore crew of Dongfeng Race Team delivered the boat to Itajai ... [more]  

You’re prodded awake in the middle of the night. After a meal of freeze-dried pasta, you hoist yourself into a soaking wet sailing suit and step outside into the cockpit. At that exact moment, the bow of the 65-foot Volvo Ocean race boat buries itself into the rear of an enormous wave. Thousands of litres of ice-cold water spray violently into your face. Your working day has started. ... [more]  

Round the Island Race – Record entries by Peta Stuart-Hunt | ISC
The Race entries team at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, has witnessed a flurry of activity since the clocks changed. The nod towards summer has encouraged an increase in momentum as entries are nearing the 800 mark. ... [more]  

The Singapore sailing community got together on 11 April 2015 at the Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore to celebrate another successful year of sailing in 2014. The SSF Annual Awards, which was inaugurated five years ago as part of The Next Leg – the blueprint for advancing sailing in Singapore – is the Federation’s effort to recognise not just outstanding sailors and coaches, but also officials ... [more]  

World 18ft skiff and ocean racing champion, Peter “Soro” Sorensen, has established an impressive milestone for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 by registering his yacht, The Philosopher's Club, as the 50th entry for this year's regatta. ... [more]  

Not a mirage - Extreme 40 on the Huangpu River in Shanghai
America's Cup: Double champion Bertarelli on the state of the Cup
Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - Accommodation Options
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind - Nico says 'See you in Lisbon!' *Feature
Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur close in on sixth place
Airlie Beach Race Week 2015 - Entries now open
Land Rover Extreme 40 sails on the iconic waterway
Yachting Association of India announced the 2015 National Squad
Singapore Yacht Show 2015 honours The Red Pencil charity
Asia Pacific Superyachts joins elite exhibitors at Singapore Yacht Sho
8th Yacht & Boat Korea opens at Changwon, 30 April 2015
Club Marine Series – Excellent: Smiles. Cyclone relief. Proud sponsor
Volvo Ocean Race - 400 miles to go for Dongfeng Race Team
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind - Hull and Decks become one - Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress
America's Cup: February ACEA email supports Kiwi claims on Qualifier *Feature
America's Cup: An Open letter to ACEA - 'a disgrace to the event' *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel – Rites of passage
Barcelona World Race – A time for celebration
America's Cup: Artemis Racing practices on the Bay - High Def Video
MC38 Australian Championship - Day 1   
OK Dinghy World Rankings - Greg Wilcox continues to dominate   
America's Cup: Arrivederci Cagliari - World Series Opener cancelled   
Barcelona World Race - We Are Water crosses the finish line   
Volvo Ocean Race: Lifting the lid off the Southern Ocean dogfight *Feature   
Second GCC Beach Games 2015 - Final day + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - Time is not your friend   
Sailing definitely out of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics   
Volvo Ocean Race - A world of what if’s?   
Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 expecting 200-strong fleet   
Barcelona World Race - Home at last   
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals: Local sailor wins on dramatic last day   
Marinepool joins Etchells family for Mooloolaba Winters   
Second GCC Beach Games 2015 - Sailing day 2 + Video   
Second GCC Beach Games 2015 - Sailing day 2 + Video   
Hong Kong Sailing Federation targets global honours   
Volvo Ocean Race: No Easter Break for GAC Pindar and Southern Spars   
Volvo Ocean Race - A warm welcome to Brazil   
Barcelona World Race - Touching distance   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 5 - Team SCA - Itajai - Live Video and Replay   


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