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Channel 16, the worlds strangest yacht club, pirates and more | 05/03/2009
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Europe's award winning yachts, categorised by their use...ice sailing...Captain Calamity of New Zealand...vertical yachts...new generation generators - coming soon...and much more | 12/02/2009
Scarier than Somali pirates - the ocean gyres...yachtsman murder arrest...where oh where shall I keep my yacht...242 on doomed sailing trip...and much more | 05/02/2009
Anatomy of a rescue...world's largest yacht - will it ever be finished?...Sailor's shooting death in Antigua...8 tips for sailing in coral waters...letter from the Indies...and much more | 29/01/2009
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Enjoying the Storm... Teen solo circumnavigators-Zac and Mike...two survive on raft for three nights...behind the pirate lines...and much more... | 27/11/2008
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Videos-Hurricane Ike and up the Red Sea...Detroit Sailor lost in horrendous conditions...Purchase a yacht, get a lifestyle...the truth about what's wrong with our oceans...and much more... | 06/11/2008
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News - World & Australia

From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ... [more]  

Now that the Cricket World Cup is over the focus can turn to the most important trans-Tasman battle of the year. Over Easter, the Kurnell Catamaran Club on the southern shores of Sydney’s Botany Bay is hosting the 2015 Maersk Line Paper Tiger Catamaran International Championships. ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ... [more]  

Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ... [more]  

Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ... [more]  

Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. With a broken FRO sail and electronic problems, the magenta crew now has to find the right balance between safety and racing. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ... [more]  

The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ... [more]  

The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ... [more]  

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]  

The Princes Sofia Regatta Iberostar in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (30 March to 4 April 2015) marks the start of the European season and kicks-off racing in the Northern Hemisphere for the Australian Sailing Team. Over 1200 sailors from 65 nations will compete in the 46th edition of this international regatta, which has become a regular feature on the international regatta calendar. ... [more]  

When the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2015 starts on Saturday 25 July, it will mark the 30th edition of the 384 nautical mile race which traditionally opens the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s challenging Blue Water Pointscore Series (BWPS). ... [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]  

The annual Melges 24 Young Guns Regatta is a fantastic opportunity for younger crews to enjoy a day of fun competitive racing in the Melges 24 class, followed by socializing using their regatta card tab at the host club RPAYC. ... [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]  

The Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) hosted today’s third round of the 2015 Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS). Sensational Autumnal weather greeted the crews that had turned out for the Women In Sailing Challenge, which is usually a set of sprint races. ... [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]  

Mike Holt and Carl Smit put the hammer down on day one of the SAP 505 World Championships to nail the first two races in sunny Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ... [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]  

MYC Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge 2015 - The Yngling is an International class and has racing fleets across three continents - Europe, USA and Australia. A World Championship Regatta is staged every year in a different country. ... [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]  

It’s been a four year endeavour and this afternoon the Tasmanian crew on Voodoo Chile were declared Australian Farr 40 champions. “We first came up to Sydney in 2008 and went away with our tail between our legs,” said a glowing Andrew Hunn, co-owner of Voodoo with his boat partner of eight years, Lloyd Clark. “In 2011 we finished top ten at the worlds in Sydney and decided we would build on that. ... [more]  

Tony Kirby (Patrice) and his crew of Peter Messenger, David Burt and Tara Blanc-Ramos have won the Mount Gay Top Jocks Regatta held on Sydney Harbour today, becoming the champions of champions for 2015. ... [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]  

Head-torches on, Howie Hamlin and Jeff Nelson were working another late night in the boat park, on the eve of the SAP 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ... [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]  

After a record turnout for the 6th Australian O'pen Cup at Sandringham Yacht club the team was selected. The Australian O'pen Bic Association is pleased to announce the team members for 2015. Some old faces from the successful 2014 team again make the team along with some new members. ... [more]  

St Thomas Int Regatta: No more of the Up and Down on Day 1
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild - Episode 2
Farr 40 National Championship - A “brain-boggler” second day
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet dives south close to the ice limit
America's Cup boils over with two leading Challengers set to walk away
Volvo Ocean Race - The start of a new day
Changed boating conditions for classic boat festival at Toronto Bay
Barcelona World Race - And the beat goes on!
Volvo Ocean Race - bouncing along the barbed wire fence
America's Cup: Luna Rossa threatens withdrawal over boat change
QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - And the winner is…
MYC Helly Hansen Women's Challenge - Juniors and not so junior compete
Farr 40 National Championship - Opening day to Transfusion
Volvo Ocean Race - Skirting new ice limit lines on route to Cape Horn
Search for three ‘victims’ in challenging marine rescue test
North American Melges 32 fleet, locked and loaded
Volvo Ocean Race: Fast sailing deep in the Southern Ocean - Video
America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs
Volvo Ocean Race - We've found Nemo! - as new ice limit advised
Barcelona World Race - Victory for renowned Swiss-French duo
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   
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   
Tasar 2015 Western Australia State Championships overall   
Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and new format   
Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean   
SAP 505 Worlds headed for South Africa’s 'Windy City'   
Alinghi joins the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour   
Volvo Ocean Race: A wild night in the Southern Ocean + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Deploying the Buoy   
Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women's Challenge: Day 2 Racing VIDEO   
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet gybes and heads east again   


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