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What powerboating can learn from the ultimate sails-man | 11/09/2013
Joining the dots to stop boat theft rot | 11/07/2013
Is Australian boat manufacturing car-eening for fall | 11/07/2013
Is Australian boat manufacturing car-eening for fall | 26/06/2013
Just quietly, marine technology has progressed in leaps and bounds | 20/05/2013
Safety message lost | 08/05/2013
Stupid is as stupid does where boats are concerned | 20/03/2013
Life is Now ... as the dementia may get ya | 15/03/2013
Toughing it out in a marine-o-sexual world | 22/02/2013
Where there's good will there's a way to help another boatie | 29/01/2013
Lake home owners disturb ski racing fun | 26/10/2012
The lifejacket message must be heard loud and clear | 18/09/2012
It's gold for Australia in the boatbuilding quality stakes | 20/08/2012
Unsafe vessel provisions set a dangerous precedent | 06/07/2012
Talk ain't cheap when it comes to VHF radio | 29/06/2012
As a boater you need to read this about this complete Rubbish | 18/06/2012
As with make-up, there comes a time when 'moor' is less | 08/06/2012
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2012 Day 1 | 24/05/2012
Avoiding boat show blindness and being shafted by salesmen | 17/05/2012
When skinny fittings aren't worth a brass razoo | 10/05/2012
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News - Asia and the World

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman crossed the finish line of the Barcelona World Race this Monday 20th April at 22:59:40 hrs UTC (00:59:40 Tues 21st CET) to complete their race in seventh place and effectively close the course for this third edition of the double-handed non-stop around the world race. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - How do you survive 20 days at sea without your main source of fresh water? And Dongfeng Race Team are the team who will have to provide an answer. The Chinese boat reported earlier today that their water maker is not working. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The Australian Sailing Team will compete in full force at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, which gets underway in France on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 (22-26 April 2016). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) put a difficult week behind them to snatch the early lead on the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) leg six from Itajaí to Newport, Rhode Island on Monday. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Images from leg six start day ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – “To win, first you have to finish” a quote from Volvo Ocean Race veteran Chris Dickson in bold print in the Race Village. To even have a chance at winning this race first you have to finish it, something that for Dongfeng Race Team was a question mark just less than a week ago. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – After a painfully slow start, the fleet finally got going. Team Alvimedica led the way out of Itajai. The Turkish American team must be spurred on and fired up for a good result for this homecoming leg back to Newport, Rhode Island ... [more]  

Over the past five years, the development of a significant youth training squad by the HKSF has resulted in successful international campaigns by young sailors who have gained critical experience and, in some cases, international accolades. 'Right now, we have a group of young people coming through our training schemes with real potential to win honours on regional and global stages' ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA left Itajai in Brazil in light winds this afternoon as they started the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, from the southern Brazilian city to Newport, Rhode Island. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - En route to the North Atlantic Ocean by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel has embarked with extremely light conditions on the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. The 5,010 mile (9,200 km) long route will take the six sailing teams from Itajaí to the American harbour of Newport, Rhode Island. “We can still win, but that will depend on the other teams,' says Bouwe Bekking. ... [more]  

Dean Barker's Blog - Back into the racing by Dean Barker, Auckland, NZ
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' websites, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, five times America's Cup helmsman Dean Barker gives his view on life since Team NZ. This is my first blog for quite some time. In fact since September last year when I was still a part of Team NZ racing in Istanbul for the Extreme Sailing Series. ... [more]  

Senior sports writer for the New York Times, Christopher Clarey, has filed a major story in the prestigious US newspaper looking at the current state of the America's Cup following the Luna Rossa withdrawal just before Easter. He also looks at the implications of the antagonism towards Team New Zealand who have been in the America's Cup for 30 years. ... [more]  

Replay coverage of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Start at Itajai by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Catch the replay coverage of the Leg 6 Start in Itajai for the Volvo Ocean Race. After sailing an inshore course, the six strong fleet headed for Newport RI ... [more]  

The foiling 'cruiser' - the Gunboat G4 - capsized on the final day of Les Voile de St Barths in the Caribbean. After performing spectacularly at the regatta the high performance foiling cruiser succumbed, and put those who wondered if this might happen out of their misery. Despite completely inverting, G4 was able to be righted and was assisted back to harbour, largely intact. See video of capsize ... [more]  

Hong Kong International Match Racing Regatta – With four international teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and China pitted against four of Hong Kong’s best match racing skippers, this weekend’s regatta promised two days of fierce competition in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. ... [more]  

You simply cannot argue about it anymore. Hughie, the God of Wind, is male and he did himself no favours with the ladies today, proffering up a charming 30+ knot Sou’wester. Yes it was the full regalia that included a 2m seaway of ugly Port Phillip chop, 14°C ambient temperature on land, storms containing cold, icy bullets of rain and so on. Hhhmmmmm. Lovely stuff. ... [more]  

Fernández and the Mapfre team said in the statement that they believed the penalty was, “totally excessive because of the possible administrative error we committed”, and adds that “we will try to turn it around with our team and attempt to get back the two points that have been taken from us”. ... [more]  

Last year, Extreme Sailing Series™ generated €44 million in global media value, reports independent media evaluation agency Havas Sports and Entertainment, reaffirming the Series position as the leading, sponsor-funded global circuit. The €44 million represents an increase of 25.3% compared to the 2013 figures ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel won the in-port race in the Brazilian port city Itajaí. The Dutch sailing team is now in first position in the overall In-Port series ranking. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Today is in-port race day here in Itajai, Brazil and after an intense few weeks the determined men of Dongfeng are getting ready to do what they do best. Race. ... [more]  

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) won an excruciatingly drawn-out Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race Itajaí in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday when a lack of breeze tested the sailors’ patience and seamanship to the full. The very hard-earned victory takes the Dutch boat to the top of the in-port race series overall standings on 15 points ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) carry a seven-point advantage into the start of Leg Six of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, but their team are taking nothing for granted. ... [more]  

Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have begun their search for the sailing stars of the future. The new series is called Red Bull Foiling Generation began on April 17 in Wakayama, Japan. Open to sailors aged 16–20, the global competition will give wings to promising talent in seven events in as many countries – Japan, UK, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and France ... [more]  

An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ... [more]  

An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ... [more]  

A report from the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard Sail Loft deemed that the damaged sail was unusable. The report stated that ‘given the size of the tear and the area of damaged cloth it is not possible to repair SCA’s FR0 to a standard where it would be suitable for the remaining legs of the Race’ and concluded that it was ‘not repairable for the purpose of being used for further racing.’ ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The International Jury has denied the Team SCA’s request to replace their Race FRO with their pre-race FRO after their sail was badly damaged during a crash gybe on Leg Five from Auckland to Itajai. ... [more]  

Fair enough we didn't win on the first few legs but we were in fact doing much better than anyone had imagined and that was enough at the start. We knew we could contend with the best and that was where we wanted to be. We know you’re only as good as your next result but from leg Three onwards it was a permanent high – a home victory into Sanya ... [more]  

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]  

The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the International Jury for rules breaches during Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury has made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The funds raised through the online auction will support heart health in Rhode Island with the auction funds benefiting Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Newport Hospital, along with the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Heart Association. ... [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 – Older guys rule the waves?
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HASAF Youth Cup Series - Hong Kong youth sailors top nations
Bernard Stamm to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe
QLD Etchells – Class in art
Replay of Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race at Itajai
Barcelona World Race – Best quotes of Riechers and Audigane
Extreme Sailing Series™ – Getting to know Edhem Dirvana
Extreme Sailing Series™ – Extreme 40 sails on the Huangpu River
Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur complete their endurance test
Volvo Ocean Race – Vestas Wind on track for Lisbon
Team Vestas Wind has six weeks before leaving shed for Volvo start
Adventures of a Sailor Girl sits down with Jimmy Spithill
ISAF Sailing World Cup- the best sailing talent to assemble in Hyères
Volvo Ocean Race - ECsix Tee Shirt Design winner checks out Itajai
The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 6 Preview
America's Cup World Series - 100 days to go
America's Cup World Series - 100 days to go
Kite Foil Gold Cup – The raptor concept foiling board
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 44 - First year anniversary
America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out   
China’s yachting industry 'in a state of halt'?   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng set for in-port race return with new spar   
2015 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Start planning to go troppo   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng gets race ready in Itajai   
Volvo Ocean Race: A day in the racing life of an on-board reporter   
Round the Island Race – Record entries   
Singapore Sailing Federation Annual Awards Gala Dinner 2015   
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - 50th entry   
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   


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