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Here's wishing you a peaceful and happy festive season | 19/12/2013
News from the world of the cruising sailor | 12/12/2013
Drugs on sailboats, 76-year-old on non-stop journey, removing the mast | 05/12/2013
Sat search and rescue,yachts challenge oil drillers, Chalong Bay stars | 28/11/2013
Nominate that special sailor...rallies, rallies and rogue waves | 21/11/2013
Fremantle Bali Rally, Salty Dawg drama, berthing boon for solo sailors | 15/11/2013
New Tasman record, innovative seasick cure, another confused sailor... | 07/11/2013
Fast pace of sailing technology, two NZ yacht builders honoured...more | 31/10/2013
Adventure, danger, threats and an incredible amount of joy | 25/10/2013
Cruising seminars, ghost ship sighting, cleverest autopilot, more... | 17/10/2013
Sydney tall ships and Auckland On Water Boat Show...and more | 10/10/2013
Rallies galore, Capt. Calamity returns for Brits, the Catana 59, more | 03/10/2013
Tall ships Fleet, Auckland On Water, dramatic rescues, more.. | 26/09/2013
Sailing adventures, coastguard honoured, caring for your dinghy | 19/09/2013
World and Local Cruising News | 13/09/2013
Northwest Passage Yachts trapped, Shag Is. Yacht Club, dinghy cruising | 05/09/2013
Seagulls on your deck, $370m yacht drug haul, rig your own boat, more | 29/08/2013
Adventures,misadventures,ICE, invasive sealife,NZ 2 OZ rally announced | 17/08/2013
Cruising Masterclass content...unhappy endings...seamanship secrets... | 08/08/2013
Sydney Boat Show...86 yachts off to Indonesia...PLB copybook rescue... | 01/08/2013
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News - World & Australia

Sirocco Marine has taken on a new dealer in Melbourne, long-time RIB specialist and avid boating proponent, Jeremy Wiggs of Inflatable Boat Worx, Mornington. ... [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]  

2015 Fremantle to Albany Race overall by Royal Perth Yacht Club
The Fremantle to Albany Race started at 1100 on Friday the 17th of April in light conditions. 16 boats lined up on the start line and all except one made it to Albany ... [more]  

2015 Monjon J24 State Championships – The Black Prince of Sandringham has taken it from the “Young” Sydney Fox with the Canny Scott third ... [more]  

At either end of the Sail Port Stephens’ on-water racing spectrum is the opening Commodore’s Cup cruising option and the closing IRC NSW Championship. In between sit the Performance Cruising and Racing divisions and for the 2015 series close to 50 owners chose either passage racing or a mix of passage and short course racing scored under a performance based handicap. ... [more]  

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

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]  

Short and sharp. Not the usual chop on Port Phillip but the Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victoria titles that were reduced from a weekend to a single day series after 25-35 knot wind squalls, driving rain and hail pushed up from Bass Strait. ... [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 his split with Team New Zealand and life since. 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]  

Land Rover Winter Series – Nick Cassim, a 55-year member of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, has today taken out the Club’s 2015 Great Veterans Race, which along with Ladies Day, traditionally opens the event on Sydney 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]  

Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Autumn Short-Handed Series – Hobart’s new fleet of Elliott 7 sports boats today dominated results in Division four on the River Derwent, again filling first and second place on line and handicap. ... [more]  

Sail Port Stephens 2015 - A cold front moving up the NSW coast bringing strong winds, rain and thunderstorms stayed away long enough for race crews to enjoy a sixth and final day of easy-going conditions, other than some light pre-frontal activity over Nelson Bay in the regatta’s final hours that didn’t even wash the decks. ... [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]  

Join the likes of James Spithill (current Americas Cup Dual Winning Skipper), Zane Gills (bowman on Telefonica, Volvo Ocean Race), Nicky Souter (Women’s World Match Racing Champion), Nina Curtis (Silver Medal at the London Olympics in Women’s Match Racing) with the RPAYC Youth Development Program. This youth elite athlete program is designed for sailors aged 16-24 years who are ready to take their ... [more]  

2015 Queensland IRC State Titles - July 4-5th by Caitlin Harvey, Sunshine Coast
The clear, warm waters of the Sunshine Coast are the place to be for sailors this Winter, with the combination of the Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta (SCOR) and the Queensland IRC State Titles in July. After the success of the Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta (SCOR)’s revival last year, the renowned event will once again be held in the sparkling coastal waters between Noosa and Caloundra. ... [more]  

Gillette World Sport visited Wangi, Lake Macquarie in March for the final 49er training camp ahead of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyères, France (22-26 April) and spoke to Australian Sailing Team’s Olympic gold medallists. ... [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]  

2015 Sail Port Stephens - Something’s brewing at Port Stephens, and not just the crazy crew costume plans for tonight’s dress up ‘P party’ at Vues on the Bay on the eve of Sail Ports Stephens’ final day. Skipper of the 20 ton Kaufman 58 called Pilgrim, Paul Ley, had been keenly awaiting anticipated fresher conditions to push the weighty beauty around the track. ... [more]  

2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Glorious conditions greeted hundreds of avid sailors taking part on the first day of the Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The fleet of 46 classics was an incredible sight, assembled outside Antigua's Falmouth Harbour to race “The Old Road” course. The battle in the Spirit of Tradition Class was incredible. ... [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]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA denied permission for sail change
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s easy to smile when everything’s going your way
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Ulladulla to Port Macquarie
Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race – Int Jury penalises Mapfre and denies sail requests
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica supports heart health
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica heading home
Barcelona World Race – Lessons for other races
Barcelona World Race – Older guys rule the waves?
Sail Port Stephens’ gentle restart ahead of forecast change
Bernard Stamm to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe
QLD Etchells – Class in art
Fifth Eastern States Impulse Championships overall
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   
Sail Port Stephens 2015 - Junior series results announced   
ISAF Sailing World Cup- the best sailing talent to assemble in Hyères   
Changed boating conditions at Sans Souci for first weekend of May   
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   
Sail Port Stephens – Top divisional honours for the first entry   
Kite Foil Gold Cup – The raptor concept foiling board   
Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta - Queens birthday long weekend   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 44 - First year anniversary   
America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out   
Sail Port Stephens – Commodores Cup Race day 2   
2015 Victorian Junior and Youth Championships – Winners announced   
Southern chapter contest Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian title   
2015 SLAM Combined High Schools Championships - Final day   
VIC Junior and Youth Championships – O’pen BIC’s invited to compete   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng set for in-port race return with new spar   
2015 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Start planning to go troppo   


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