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Audi MedCup underway in Marseilles...Graeme Owens honoured...Waka Racing in Russia | 10/06/2009
Volvo fleet fastens seat-belts at 30kts...Kiwis in Korea...Foiling yacht sets record...Woody Bay deadline looms | 08/06/2009
Revival of Admirals' Cup...Kiwis on fire in Korea and Queensland...More from Carlo's camera in Scarlino | 06/06/2009
A lost navigational art explained...Emirates Team NZ's TP52 design analysed...Fire blow for Volvo competitor in Ireland | 03/06/2009
Kiwis fourth on debut at World Cup...Team Racing Nationals held in Gale...America's Cup gets thumbs down | 02/06/2009
New pairing making mark at World Cup...Kiwi named as top US College sailor...Blackmatch fighting hard in Germany | 30/05/2009
Design of Alinghi 90fter revealed?...Wave jumping at Southport - images...Hard questions asked of Italian wannabes | 28/05/2009
Volvo Ocean Race all but in the bag?...Images and action from Volvo finish...Cup claims offbeam? | 25/05/2009
High speed drama in North Atlantic...America's Cup takes new twist...Cameras in Capri | 23/05/2009
PredictWind's Atlantic Slingshot... Volvo Racer damaged by whale...Photo art from Alicante | 21/05/2009
Emirates TNZ find it tough at top of MedCup... A Scow is Re-born...Foggy opening for Volvo Ocean Race | 18/05/2009
America's Cup issues resolved??...Wind issues at Alicante...Treleavens' Indies cruise continues | 15/05/2009
Spies and Cheesegate...Emirates Team NZ off to a flying start...CT-Sailbattens "Hall of Fame" | 13/05/2009
A victory at last for Ernesto...Big winds hit Keelboat Nationals...Coutts is candid with PJ Montgomery | 11/05/2009
Emirates Team NZ now on track for TP52's...America's Cup letters fly... Practical sailing tips and online education | 09/05/2009
America's Cup flurry...CT Sailbattens' success story revealed...Matchracing initiave from Yachting NZ | 07/05/2009
Manson Supreme holds in 80kts at Cape Horn - se the video...Learn at home with Coastguard Education | 04/05/2009
America's Cup - Off the Record...Practical Boating tips...Video: Barker win, BMW Sailing Cup and PUMA in Volvo | 01/05/2009
America's Cup forfeit?...Lifetime Achievement Award for NZ sailor...Glyn Charles Pursuit images | 29/04/2009
18fters make big impact in ANZAC regatta...America's Cup biffo continues...Young Wairoa sailor 4th at Hyeres | 27/04/2009
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News - World & Australia

Not the San Fernando Race 2015 by RHKYC Media / Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
Category 1 Offshore Race rerouted due to Typhoon Maysak: there was a certain amount of angst flying around in the RHKYC Sailing Office yesterday afternoon when San Fernando Race Chairman Gerry Daughton announced that, having monitored the development of Typhoon Maysak and taken advice from Hong Kong Observatory, the Race Committee had come to the decision to amend the destination ... [more]  

Trofeo Princesa Sofía – 2014 ISAF Worlds silver medallist in Santander and world number one in the Finn class, Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) is sailing in Palma with a clear objective: select for the Olympic Games and win a medal in Rio ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) continued to power towards Itajaí at the head of the fleet on Wednesday with the possibility of extending their overall Volvo Ocean Race lead tantalisingly within their reach. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It has been a steady night of upwind sailing for the lead pack as they head north, beating in 25 knot winds. There have been no major changes with the front four in the past 12 hours. Reports from the boats are saying they are preparing for a period of stronger winds in the next 24 hours as they catch the top of a low-pressure system passing them to the south. ... [more]  

Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 preview by International Six Metre Association
The International Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 will be hosted by the Société Nautique de La Trinité-sur-mer (SNT), Brittany from 29 May to 5 June. The team at SNT is world renowned for its event management and will be working closely with the International and French Six Metre Associations to deliver another outstanding regatta. ... [more]  

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – It was a long day in Palma with the late coming sea breeze delaying racing. Patience paid off and the second day provided great racing and allowed to complete the qualification stage. A seventh race was completed for the kites who will go into medal race mode on Wednesday. ... [more]  

Team SCA is due to round Cape Horn tomorrow between 1200 – 1800 UTC. They are still battling with the elements, squally conditions, sailing in 20 knots of wind, from west-northwest. Sea state is rough and waves are 6 metres high. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The America's Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of an exciting new America’s Cup Class - a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet, says a statement issued by ACEA. ... [more]  

Josh Junior (NZL) takes the lead at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma after being one of the few sailors to achieve any sort of consistency on the second day’s racing. Jonathan Lobert (FRA) drops to second on equal points, while Tapio Nirkko (FIN) remains in third with no race position better than seventh. Race wins went to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Junior. ... [more]  

For the professional offshore sailors of the world, mast breakages (or any sort of damage to the boat) is an unfortunate occupational hazard. For our rookie Chinese sailors on the other hand, the experience has been shocking, scary and bewildering. The reaction of Liu Xue (Black) is understandably in contrast to the pro crew who know how to manage these kinds of situations. ... [more]  

Magnetic Island Race Week: champions to return by Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island
Winners of the Performance Division in last year’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, Mates4Mates’ Spirit of Mateship, want more of the same in 2015. They have confirmed they will return in 2015 for the regatta which is being from August 27 to September 1, to enjoy more of the great competition, hopefully more silverware and lots more of the dockside camaraderie. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng elects to withdraw from Leg 5 by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com NZL
Dongfeng Race Team announced late tonight that they plan to retire from Leg 5 after breaking their mast in the Southern Ocean on Monday morning. Charles Caudrelier, the boat's French skipper had considered attempting to re-join the 6,776nm leg from Auckland to Itajaí after successfully nursing his red boat to Ushuaia, Argentina earlier in the day. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA - first for over a decade to round the Horn *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Within the next 24 hours, God willing, Team SCA will become the first women's crew to round Cape Horn in almost 15 years. Sail-World spoke to 2012 British Olympic representative Annie Lush a few minutes ago. She says they have had snow and plenty of hail in the last 24 hours, and the Chill factor on deck is minus five degrees ... [more]  

Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ... [more]  

This afternoon in Hong Kong, San Fernando Race Chairman Gerry Daughton announced that, having monitored the development of Typhoon Maysak and taken advice from Hong Kong Observatory, the Race Committee had made the decision to amend the destination of the 20th edition of the San Fernando Race for the safety of the fleet. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
Volvo Ocean Race – On Monday afternoon, Team Brunel rounded the infamous Cape Horn, with MAPFRE in their wake. A few hours later, Bouwe Bekking and his crew were forced to slow down, when their J1 headsail became damaged. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Altadill and Muñoz crossed the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel at 23:47:00 hrs UTC this Monday night completing the 23, 321 miles course in 89d 11hrs 47mins ... [more]  

Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger as this open letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Congressional Caucus on national health of Olympic sailors suggests. ... [more]  

It’s not just the adults well catered for at Sail Port Stephens thanks to a bevy of on-water options, from faux relaxed cruising to hardcore round the cans racing in the NSW championship for IRC boats and the Sydney 38 one design class ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Yesterday was an epic day for the leading fleet as they rounded Cape Horn. Team Alvimedica was first out of the Southern Ocean and to cross into the Atlantic Ocean for the second time this race. ... [more]  

The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world’s longest running professional sailing series, announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship ... [more]  

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule ... [more]  

2015 Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The focus was on the kitesurfers during the first three days, and especially on Spanish rider Florian Trittel. ... [more]  

Some boats leaped into the lead while others strengthened their front-runner status on the third and final day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. The 62-boat fleet, boasting entrants from the Caribbean, USA and Europe, competed in eight classes on round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses with 10 to 15 knots of breeze. ... [more]  

Boaters are reminded safety remains the highest priority across all NSW waterways during Easter with skippers urged to take extra care in the last weekend of the boating season. ... [more]  

SAP 505 World Championships - Day 3 by Sailing Intelligence
Day three of SAP 505 World Championships saw the return of stronger breezes to Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Mike Holt and Carl Smit were the pathfinder boat for the first race of the day, but reigning World Champions found no benefit in having to sail to the right-hand side of the course, while early-out-of-the-gate Ian Pinnell was pleased that his hunch about the left proved correct ... [more]  

Charles Caudrelier: “It’s really hard for everyone, we were leading the race overall and this is a kick in the teeth. Hurts to think about the other teams still in full competition, still sailing.”Dongfeng has not officially retired from leg 5 as yet and skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is still considering the possibility of the race crew continuing on from Ushuaia ... [more]  

Whilst everyone onboard remains in good shape considering circumstances, final miles to Ushuaia are anything but easy. Despite working throughout their day, which is now drawing to a close, the determined men of Dongfeng have not managed to remove all the damaged parts of the broken mast. The original mast rigging that holds up the remaining main section of mast is only in place on the port side. ... [more]  

The Seven Network and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today announced the signing of a long-term partnership that will see an expanding coverage of the Rolex Sydney Hobart across Seven’s broadcast television and online, mobile, social and digital platforms. ... [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]  

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]  

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]  

St Thomas Int Regatta: Nine bullets for Annie Gardner in Nacra 17
Volvo Ocean Race - Four round Cape Horn
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar 2015 - Wind played tricks all day in Palma
Volvo Ocean Race - Our first major punch
Volvo Ocean Race – Daylight on Dongfeng reveals extent of damage
2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series kicks off in Palma
America's Cup: Cost Savings vote really aimed at a late change of Boat
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn
Volvo Ocean Race - A sprint to Cape Horn
Australian Team kicks-off European season at Trofeo Princesa Sofia
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race marks 30 year
Barcelona World Race - Altadill comes home in triumphant second
Melges 24 Young Guns Regatta 2015 winner announced
Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean
Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Bump n’ Grind
St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit
SAP 505 World Championships - Two bullets fire Holt into early lead
BWR - Barcelona ready to bid 'benvinguda' to Neutrogena Monday
Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor
Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken   
MYC Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge 2015 - Ynglings on show   
Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature   
2015 Farr 40 National Championship - Winner announced   
2015 Mount Gay Top Jock – And the winner is…   
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Over 1,200 sailors will compete   
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar -Kiteboarders compete for first time   
SAP 505 World Championships - Hamlin in a race against time   
Barcelona World Race - Home waters   
Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine   
2015 O'pen Bic Magic Marine 'Team Australia' announced   
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   


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