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Sail-World heads to Madeira | 28/09/2006
Perfect boat birthday, Seawind Success, Elan Expands, Boom brake warnings | 20/09/2006
Of ghost boats and raft successes, Queensland company's help for Ellen MacArthur, Wireless Wind and new Hanse yacht | 14/09/2006
Why did British Sailor Need a Rescue.. ORCV Rip Tour..Value of the EPIRB..and more | 08/09/2006
Australia, via Gibraltar | 31/08/2006
Australian Cruising News | 27/08/2006
Pentacomstat Closing, Henley on Todd and more Australian Cruising News | 17/08/2006
Of Boat Show and Matching Parties, Weather Maps and Wiring Diagrams, and Cruising-in-Company for YOU in 2007.. | 09/08/2006
Sydney Boat Show News..New Sunsail Holidays...Loop Dyneema.. Darwin Kupang Rally...New Safety video and more... | 02/08/2006
Not the Iron Headsail | 27/07/2006
Of Stranded Sailors and Piracy Panic, Adventurers' Setbacks and New Radford Cruiser - much more... | 19/07/2006
Piracy in Malacca Straits, World ARC and more | 13/07/2006
On our way back to Oz, well almost | 06/07/2006
Yachties rescued...Weather guide for the tropics.. new Tassie Cruising Guide..Solo Sailors Hall of Fame | 28/06/2006
Do it yourself forecasting at sea, Hanse Yachts, choosing a sextant...Oz circumnavigator in narrow escape..latest sailing books and much more | 21/06/2006
Of yacht pirates and ghost boats.. DIY fibreglassing and the LED light future.. sailing to the Antarctic and much more, but DO THE SURVEY PLEASE | 14/06/2006
Pfd's are yours dangerous?..sailing in winter.. Red Sea upgrade..solo sailor tries again..War canoes greet Rally and much more | 07/06/2006
Night Capsize..New Navigation Advance..MHYC Cruising Celebrates..Gun or no Gun?..Destination India..and lots more.. | 31/05/2006
Sail-World's Australian Cruising Weekly Magazine | 24/05/2006
Caffari close to finish..Destination NSW... Gipsy Moth for Auckland, Bullimore off again.. and more | 17/05/2006
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News - World & Australia

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

A “brain-boggler” second day at the Farr 40 National Championship on Sydney Harbour is Transfusion crewman Will Mackenzie’s take on the five race outing where vexed tacticians made calls then crossed their fingers and hoped for the best, three different owners claimed bullets from five races, and there’s a new pointscore leader. ... [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]  

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]  

Boaters are reminded to keep clear of Toronto Bay at Lake Macquarie next weekend for the safe staging of the classic boat festival. ... [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]  

With just one week to go until the start of the 2015 QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race the inevitable question on everyone’s lips is that perennial question, who will win the silverware? ... [more]  

Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge kicked off on Saturday March 21st with the junior girls showing us how it’s done. The swell and wind conditions stretched them but they couldn’t keep the smiles off their faces. The classes sailed were Pittwater Juniors, Optimists, Manly Juniors and Flying 11s. The Access Dinghies elected not to sail as the conditions were not suitable. ... [more]  

2015 Farr 40 National Championship - “You can’t win a regatta on the first day, but you can lose it,” reminds the leading Farr 40 skipper Guido Belgiorno-Nettis after day one of the John Calvert-Jones Trophy. ... [more]  

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]  

Marine rescue specialists from the Hunter-Central Coast will take to the water off Newcastle to search for three “victims” missing at sea as part of a major capability exercise this Sunday, March 29. ... [more]  

In partnership with the Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC), the International Melges 32 Class Association is excited to announce a three-part Winter Series in 2015/16. Each event will be hosted by LYC and based out of the expansive Bahia Mar Marina and Hotel. Combining warm weather, a world-class racing venue that can provide just about every condition, and first class hospitality with easy logistics. ... [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]  

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]  

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
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
Helly Hansen Manly Yacht Club Women's Challenge overall
2015 SLAM Combined High Schools Champs - Entries expand as start nears
South Australian Sabre State Championships - Winner announced   
Dinghy Academy goes from strength to strength - Part two   
Rio 2016 Games - Australian Sailing Team embarks on road to selection   
Hobart Combined Clubs Harbour Series – Final race day   
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   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel ups the pace   
2015 18ft Skiff Australians: Gotta Love it 7 wins on Waterloo Bay   
Marinassess Women Match Racing - Parker showcases dominant performance   
Aberdeen Asset Management 2015 Farr 40 NSW State Title – Day 2   
Volvo Ocean Race - Bull in a China shop   
What motivates a Clipper Round the World Race sailor?   
Club Marine Series – 33,000 feet and still soaring.   
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!!   


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