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Luna Rossa beats NZL-92; BMW Oracle top of the table; Fisher's View | 27/04/2007
From the Blogs; No racing again at Valencia; Bob Fisher reports on the effects of doing nothing | 24/04/2007
Race schedule given further tune-up; Two jolts on second day of racing; Emirates Team NZ get a comfortable win | 23/04/2007
Five days lost out of Six; Bob Fisher reports; Corporate hospitality at the Louis Vuitton Cup | 22/04/2007
Racing gets underway to a surprise result; Allianz hosts video and birthday; Schedule is re-booted | 21/04/2007
Bob Fisher on Measurement; Four days of racing lost - what now? Musto Screensaver; Eric Doyle audio clip | 20/04/2007
Bob Fisher on the Race Schedule; No racing again in Valencia; Musto screensaver | 19/04/2007
Fisher on the lowlife shorelife; No racing again in windless Valencia; The Spanish way | 18/04/2007

News - Asia and the World

Penghu Regatta 2015 - And now for something completely different by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
Last year we took a trip on Hairy Airways and went across to the Magong in the Penghu Islands, less than 30nm off the west coast of Taiwan, in the Taiwan Strait. For security reasons the Penghu Islands have been pretty much off-limits for a long time. The windsurfing world knows all about the area, which has a reputation for good (better – great!) and consistent wind ... [more]  

The summer is fast approaching and CORK is very excited to welcome more than 1500 competitors to Kingston to compete. The Laser Canadian Championships, this summer’s first event, is less than one month away, with racing on June 20-21. ... [more]  

2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Annemieke Bekkering and Annette Duetz turned on the afterburners of their 49er FX skiff to take three wins from three races on the second day of Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland. ... [more]  

While it may not be the event's ultimate prize, the monohull battle for line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race is always hotly contested, coming with considerable bragging rights. This year's race from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock, coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the event's organiser the Royal Ocean Racing Club will see the world's two very newest maxis jockeying for this prize ... [more]  

In a very significant move, Louis Vuitton has renewed its sponsorship of the full Challenger Selection Series, extending the longest sponsorship in international sport. Louis Vuitton has become the title partner of the America’s Cup World Series, the America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs as well as the presenting partner of the 35th America’s Cup Match. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) was restored to the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Wednesday, nearly six months to the day when the boat ran aground, setting off a story of teamwork, determination and sheer hard work to return the crew to the start line in Lisbon. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - As the Publisher of Canadian Yachting Magazine and a member of the team, I sometimes get to go behind the scenes and see how the boating community works and sometimes get to see how boats are built and races run. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – 55 seconds. That’s all. 55 seconds was the difference between third and fourth place. After 2,800 nautical miles, it was a simple crew error saw us lose the third place to Team Alvimedica after an intense and exhausting match-racing finish to the leg seven finish. ... [more]  

In the early morning of Wednesday 27th October 2015, Team Vestas Wind made the final journey by road from the port of Setu´bal to Lisbon, accompanying their Volvo Ocean 65, the “Vestas Wind” to the Portuguese stopover. Final preparations, including the reassembly of the keel and rig, are now underway on land as the team prepares to return to the water for the first time. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel wins Leg 7 in Lisbon by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking) has taken line honours in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. She crossed the finish line in Lisbon at 0500UTC crossing in light winds just after daybreak. The result does not alter the points situation with Abu Dhabi retaining a lead of five points over Dongfeng.The Chnese entry is still to appear in front of the International Jury over incidents at the start of Leg 7. ... [more]  

Fremantle to Bali Race - Playground first rally boat across the line by Jayllee Carter and Oakridge Communication Group
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - First over the line in the 2015 Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Rally was Martin Webster and Greg Barrett’s catamaran Playground. Crossing the finish line in Bali at 12.49am on Wednesday 27th May 2015 completing the 1440 nautical mile race in eight days and 14 hours. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race has been called the ‘last great adventure’ and with the world getting smaller every day in many ways it is. Even with today’s modern conveniences, it’s still a test of human will that spans nine months and nearly 40,000 nautical miles. ... [more]  

As the Volvo Ocean Race boats are approaching the next stopover of Lisbon, here is the video of the Sailor Girl's on water adventure for the in port race and start in Newport, Rhode Island. Includes all the on water action to re-live what it was like for the spectators and racers, as well as her own little 'adventure' right in front of the main crowd... As pictured!!! ... [more]  

2015 Finn World Masters – Twelve years on from his last major Finn regatta Martijn van Muyden (NED) has taken a narrow lead in Kavala, Greece from Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) and Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS). ... [more]  

Catch the live and replay coverage of the Leg 7 Finish in Lisbon Portugal. Check the video link below to see the countdown for the live action and then the replay. Coverage starts at 0300 UTC ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Like a bicycle race towards the end of a stage, individuals are pushing hard to just win within their own pack. ... [more]  

The ISAF-appointed independent international jury will be hearing four cases during the Lisbon stopover after alleged breaches of sailing rules during Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Includes Onboard Video. reports have been lodged by the Race Director against Dongfeng, Mapfre and Team SCA. In an onboard video Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker talks of the incidents along with navigator Simon Fisher ... [more]  

It was a strong-wind opening day for the 700 boats competing at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Holland. Poland’s world-class windsurfing squad has always enjoyed the strong breeze, and Pawel Tarnowski leads the RSX men’s windsurfer division after a perfect day of three race victories. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka leads the RSX women’s division with scores of 2, 1, 2. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Just over 300 miles to go and it's been a wet, cold and frustrating night for the determined men of Dongfeng as they fight to stay with leg leaders Brunel. A difficult sail change during the night, and some consistently better boat speed from Brunel in these tight reaching conditions has put over seven miles between them, with Mapfre sandwiched in the middle. ... [more]  

Foreign dignitaries, prominent members of the sailing fraternity and a cast of sailors gathered at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Friday 15 May for the San Fernando Charity Dinner. This special event included a live auction that raised an estimated HK$545,000 for the Faith Rescue Home in San Fernando, Philippines. ... [more]  

Tablecloths were being clipped down at breakfast this morning as another squall zipped through the anchorage and the stunning Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui with someone claiming “30 knots for breakfast again”. The wind strength then dropped and settled in around 10-12 knots by start of racing on Day 2 of the 2015 Samui Regatta. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel were on Tuesday battling towards possible victory in Lisbon on leg seven, just over two weeks after skipper Bouwe Bekking (NED) had declared that he feared their challenge for the overall race trophy was likely to fall short ... [more]  

Sail-World's Jedda Murphy was aboard Team SCA for the three practice races in Alicante, last October, this morning she talked to SCA skipper Sam Davies by Sat Phone as the Volvo fleet blasts towards Lisbon, now a day away. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel finally manages to get some separation from MAPFRE as the rest of the fleet struggles to keep up. ... [more]  

The 70th edition of the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race yielded winners in ten classes – four IRC (including one for Double-hand), four PHRF, J/44 and Multihull – and a place in the record books for Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark’s new 100-foot Maxi Comanche. ... [more]  

Azimut Yachts today announced a new partnership strategy, building upon its 28 year success story in the Asian market. The past year has seen the company launch Azimut Yachts Indonesia and Azimut Yachts Thailand, expanding the brand’s presence in the SE Asia market. In line with this worldwide philosophy, Azimut Benetti Group is very pleased to announce the launch of Azimut Yachts Hong Kong. ... [more]  

2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - In an unprecedented display of support, entries for Australia’s premier offshore regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, are booming. The 100th entry is expected to be lodged this week – an occasion that will confirm the rate of entries continues to exceed all other years, including the historic 25th and 30th anniversary regattas. ... [more]  

2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - The 31st edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta is very popular in the sailing world. Over 700 boats will be in Medemblik on the water from 26th to 30th May. Competitors from 74 different nationalities travelled to the Dutch town to compete the next five days in the ten Olympic and three Paralympic classes. ... [more]  

Big interest in new San Francisco America's Cup style series *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
The new San Francisco Yacht Racing Cup, to be sailed in 'Super 12s” has attracted interest from 20 teams from 12 countries. The new regatta will be the richest in the sport, carrying a total prizemoney of $500,000, with $300,000 going to the winner, $150,000 to second and $50,000 to the third placegetter. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - In yacht racing, we have a number of phrases that crop up again and again. Topics that keep coming back to as the situation reoccurs. So here goes with a few family favorites ... [more]  

2015 Finn World Masters - Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) mastered the challenging conditions on the first day in Kavala, Greece with two race wins to lead the 204 boat fleet. Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) is second after winning one of his races while Allen Burrell (GBR) is third. The other race win went to Karel van Hellemond (NED). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – After a storming 24 hours by Team SCA, who once again have been Buffalo Girls, coming round the outside, the tail gunner in the six boat fleet is in fact, the overall race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, who had lost more miles on the leaders in recent skeds. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - A powerful 24-hour surge by Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) piled the pressure on overall race leaders Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) in Leg 7 on Monday, as the battle to finish first in Lisbon gathered pace ... [more]  

Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour-Glenn Ashby to sail on Sultanate of Oman GC32
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet is 700nm away from the finish line in Lisbon
Gladwell's Line - #LetsGetDalton *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Intense battle in light wind
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Indian takes line honours
Volvo Ocean Race - Right hand shift arrives in style
2015 Finn World Masters - 204 Finns ready for idyllic race
2015 WMRT Match Race Germany - Semi final sweep for Monnin and Basic
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Volvo Ocean Race - Upset in the last legs??
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind boards the ferry + Video
Transpac 2015 - Supermaxis set to blast race records
Fremantle to Bali Race - Just a cooee from the finish line for Indian
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet is in yet another transition
Volvo Ocean Race - Ahead the Azores, who will get sores
Koh Samui Regatta 2015
WMRT Match Race Germany - Tomislav Basic heads quarter final lineup
2015 Finn World Masters opens with a warm welcome in Kavala
52 Super Series - Rán dominates Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week
52 Super Series 2015 - Prize giving images by Ingrid Abery
52 Super Series - Final day images by Ingrid Abery   
52 Super Series - Final day and prize giving images by Ingrid Abery   
52 Super Series - Azzurra earns back-to-back wins on last day   
Volvo Ocean Race - Bumping along the fence   
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Spare a thought for Wasabi   
Volvo Ocean Race – The racing is tighter than ever   
52 Super Series - Princess Zahra Aga Khan baptises the new Azzurra   
WMRT Match Race Germany - Day 2 overall   
52 Super Series 2015 - More images from day 4 by Ingrid Abery   
52 Super Series 2015 - Rán have Valencia title within reach   
52 Super Series 2015 day 4 images by Ingrid Abery   
Volvo Ocean Race - What a difference an year makes   
Volvo Ocean Race - Bon voyage, Vestas Wind!   
52 Super Series 2015 - Races 8 and 9 images by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Two friends, one unlikely trek   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica sets sights on Lisbon   
Rio Olympic games - RS:X Class sends BYO Regulation to ISAF   
Yacht CN 2015 and Nansha Bay International Boat Show   
The Sailing Club Hua Hin Regatta 2015   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet rounded the ice limit mark   

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