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Chandler saga over, another begins...Aussie ocean rescue...Seven Seas U - seamanship education online...Laura Dekker to the Cape Verde...win an Opti for the kids...and much more... | 18/11/2010
Now four cruising sailors in Somali pirates' hands...DIY boat sharing...Seawind's rise and rise...Family of four drift for 6 days in Pacific...blame the rain on El Nina...and much more | 11/11/2010
Should Jessica Watson's Pink Lady end up in a West Australian Maritime Museum?...three British sailors thought to be kidnapped...win $5000 with an innovative lifejacket...beta test graphic weather on your smartphone...and much more... | 04/11/2010
What rights do Customs have to board your boat?...can you recognise drowning? It's not what you think...Paul and Rachel Chandler one year as captives...41 Clubs combine for 'Try Sailing Day'...Channel 16 block can endanger life...and much more... | 28/10/2010
Yachties in drug haul...trimaran circles the Arctic in one season...new Hanse yacht...Australian Yachting Awards...do you check your stopper knots?... and much more... | 21/10/2010
Jesse Martin off to sail again...skipper lost in freak accident...Singapore sings up a rally event...Wooden Boat Festivals are on...Russian adventure sailor's boat in pirate attack...and much more... | 14/10/2010
What makes a solo sailor?...J111 reviewed...Sailing season beginnings...cruising tales - Greenland, Norway and Sicily...Somali pirate incident...satphone evaluation...and much more... | 07/10/2010
Kiwi sails the Northwest Passage solo in 12 days...Classic Wooden Boat Show coming up...suddenly alone- would you know what to do? Webinar/seminar...flotilla sailing in Croatia...and much more... | 30/09/2010
Cyber attacks on sailing sites...specialist First Aid for sailors at the CYC...the amazing 'unbeaching of Donna Lange's yacht...anchor etiquette...see the latest in catamarans...and much more... | 23/09/2010
Why the narrow band of winners in Australian Yachting Awards?...unmanned yacht crossing the Atlantic...cruising sailors invited for piracy input...Dehler nominated - profiled... and much more... | 16/09/2010
Two rescued yachties on a slow boat to China...new law to demand payment for rescues...the Beaufort Scale - what does it mean to you?...ice choked North West Passage...and much more... | 06/08/2009
All the news about what to do and see at Sydney International Boat Show...European Yachts of the Year finalists announced...Jesse Martin's film release...final iPhone as a sailing gadget article...browse the stories... | 30/07/2009
Yachts burn on Pittwater...iPhone as a sailing gadget Part 3...Sydney Boat Show featured...Around Australia Rally with 70 registrations so far... | 23/07/2009
Around Australia Rally 2011...Zac Sunderland, youngest solo round world sailor - and the rest...iPhone and more sailing uses...win a free marina berth...what would you do if caught anchored with a tsunami warning...and much more... | 16/07/2009
Around Australia Rally announced...world best small sailing gadget, the iPhone...Line 7 Sale...Pete Goss arrives Sydney...New single rescue organisation for NSW...and much more... | 09/07/2009
Skipper relives fatal yacht voyage...calling all photographers...new boats - Bavaria profiled and new Jeanneau at Sydney Boat Show...one-armed sailor discovered safe...teen circumnavigator update...and much more | 02/07/2009
Mooloolaba Yacht Club evicted...135 yachts gather in Darwin...Whitsunday Seawind Regatta...mystery yacht found floating...folding bikes - don't go cruising without one... and much more... | 25/06/2009
Dent to Dunk Rally...another mast climbing death - how are YOUR procedures...Whale collision ends dream...setting a second anchor...sailing with Balvenie in Turkey...and much more... | 18/06/2009
missing sailors found: 'We didn't know...' product recall... neat trick to balance your mast...new yacht club for Hamilton...mystery deaths of cruising sailors...Letter from the Indies with the Treleavens...and much more... | 11/06/2009
Watch that sailor - but don't copy... young Keppel Bay sailors rescue dolphin...four months jail for firearms on yacht...Australia to fight Somali pirates...news of the Darwin to Indonsia rally...and much more | 04/06/2009
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News - Asia and the World

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]  

One of the novelties 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]  

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]  

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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]  

It was just at sunset, in the end, when Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam broke the finish line off Barcelona's iconic W-Hotel to complete their victory in the Barcelona World Race. They punched the air with delight as the gun sounded after 84 days and 5 hours of racing, a joyous release of elation and relief. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Despite the fleet being separated by 80nm it all comes down to the new front forming in the next 12 hours which will power the boats on to Cape Horn. Mapfre, as the southernmost boat, has the most wind as they head directly to the ice limit. ... [more]  

Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) are within 15 miles and about 90 minutes of sailing time of winning the third edition of the Barcelona World Race. The Cheminées Poujoulat co-skippers were still making 8-14kts of boat speed towards the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are now off Taragona, but have fallen into the zone of light winds which is protecting the finish line. ... [more]  

2014-15???????????????????????????????????,???????????40?????,????——?????????????????,???????????,???????????????????????,??????????????????,?????4???????,????????????????????????,????????????????? ... [more]  

After winning both the Vulcain Trophy (Lake Geneva) on its Decision 35 and the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series (global), Alinghi is proud to announce that it will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. The team will also again race on Lake Geneva on the D35 circuit. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo is not going to be hard as it’s right in front of them. The fleet is now only 100 nautical miles from the most remote place in the whole world, also known as the Pole of Inaccessibility. It’s ironic really as the northern pack might pass through its very location, almost as if they were trying to visit this iconic point and run it down. ... [more]  

The rebuild of the VO65 Team Vestas Wind is progressing well at the Persico Marine facility to Bergamo, Italy. So far the the VO65 is on track to rejoin the race fleet during the Lisbon Stopover, taking the fleet back up to seven boats. ... [more]  

The Bakewell-White supermaxi 'RIO100' has taken Line Honours in the 800nm 2015 Newport Beach (Calif. USA) to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) International Yacht Race. Manouch Mosheyadi and his team won on debut in their home waters. ... [more]  

After a wild day in the Southern Ocean, the On Board Reporters filed these stories and images of Chinese Gybes, broken gear, staying safe, and plenty of fast sailing in 30-35kts winds. 'In 24 hours we got it all. The most spectacular sailing you can imagine and a total wipe out with shredded sails, broken bits and pieces and a boat in a complete mess as a consequence.' ... [more]  

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   
What motivates a Clipper Round the World Race sailor?   
2015 Fish & Co. Youth Sailing Championships - Race day 4   
Barcelona World Race - Enjoying the moment   
Volvo Ocean Race: Icebergs force course change to keep fleet clear   
Volvo Ocean Race - If you want to get a-head get a hat!!   
Fish & Co. Youth Sailing Championships - Perfection is the goal   
Volvo Ocean Race - “It’s one hell of a baptism”   
Sixth Aloha Round Hainan regatta kicks off in Sanya   
2015 18ft Skiff Australian Championship – Day 2   
Volvo Ocean Race - After the slamming, now respite   


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