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Goodbye pirates, whale story,Beneteau Oceanis 45, HF or satphone, more | 28/06/2012
Latest News for the cruising sailor - at home and away | 21/06/2012
An avalanche of interesting news, tales and quirky anecdotes | 14/06/2012
Sailing news from around the world | 07/06/2012
To Russia with sails, hand-held laser flare, scary things in San Blas | 31/05/2012
New stories, new techniques, new yachts and amazing people | 17/05/2012
Solar circles, round Britain by dinghy, ISAF warning, yacht feature | 10/05/2012
New yachts, new adventures, new rallies, new info | 03/05/2012
Around Americas non-stop..piracy report..world's largest yacht..more.. | 26/04/2012
Piracy nerves, solar and solo sailing, a sea-lion who came to dinner | 19/04/2012
Again - the top cruising news from around the world | 12/04/2012
Rogue sailor arrest...one amazing woman...Rescue 21...Swan rallies | 05/04/2012
Records, rallies, teen sailors, expanding piracy web, inventions, more | 29/03/2012
New adventures, innovations, technology updates, safety warnings, more | 22/03/2012
Med changes, tether danger, Ron Holland's latest, boatyard goof-ups | 15/03/2012
Sailing adventures, help for kidnapped sailors, Esse 750 and more... | 08/03/2012
What the tearaway sailors are doing...heritage blues...GPS threat...an | 01/03/2012
New anchors, new yachts, superyachts sinking - and the sale of Oyster | 23/02/2012
LightSquared, E15, RYA survey, OceansWatch and more | 16/02/2012
A gripping promise as the adventure unfolds | 09/02/2012
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News - World & Australia

Live coverage of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Start at Itajai by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Catch the live coverage of the Leg 6 Start in Itajai for the Volvo Ocean Race Check on the video below for the countdown to the start time in your location Leg 6 to Newport RI will start the following day ... [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]  

Gunboat G4 capsizes on final day at St Barths by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
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. ... [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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The International Jury has denied the Team SCA’s request to replace their Race FRO with their pre-race FRO after their sail was badly damaged during a crash gybe on Leg Five from Auckland to Itajai. ... [more]  

Fair enough we didn't win on the first few legs but we were in fact doing much better than anyone had imagined and that was enough at the start. We knew we could contend with the best and that was where we wanted to be. We know you’re only as good as your next result but from leg Three onwards it was a permanent high – a home victory into Sanya ... [more]  

Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to impact the coastline from Ulladulla to Port Macquarie from Monday. Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. ... [more]  

Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
In a statement published on the America's Cup website it is reported that the America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. ... [more]  

The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the International Jury for rules breaches during Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury has made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The funds raised through the online auction will support heart health in Rhode Island with the auction funds benefiting Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Newport Hospital, along with the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Heart Association. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – A young and inexperienced Team Alvimedica sailed out of Newport, RI, last July in a Transatlantic training run to Europe to prepare for the start of the race. Ten months later, skipper Charlie Enright, 30, of Bristol, RI, and his crew have logged more than 40,000 ocean miles and now have their sights set on winning the 5,000-mile leg to their homeport. ... [more]  

There has been a succession of boats crossing the line in Barcelona since Cheminées Poujoulat’s triumph, and from conversations with the sailors and their press conference messages, it would appear that double-handed sailing requires somewhat different qualities to that of singlehanded sailing ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Two legendary figures of Vendée Globe and IMOCA 60 racing, both in their more senior years. Wilson competed in the 2008-9 Vendée Globe with distinction. ... [more]  

Sail Port Stephens – Refreshed after yesterday’s layday or newly arrived to join the salty fray, around 50 yachts and crews fanned out on three different courses in light southerly winds averaging 10 knots when the event restarted today, Friday April 17, 2015 ... [more]  

Recent winner of the double-handed round the world race, the Barcelona World Race alongside Jean Le Cam, Bernard Stamm is planning to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe in 2016, but not at any price... We met up with the skipper of Cheminées Poujoulat who looked back at what happened in his recent round the world race. ... [more]  

Previously we have seen that inside the Land of Oz, there exists the State of Is. Most specifically it centres on the Brisbane Etchells Fleet and is best described as possessing bright colours, sparkles of light, warmth, and a marvellous and captivating energy. So whether it is the art of sailing being showcased by the Class or the artisans inside the Class displaying their finer skills ... [more]  

Fifth Eastern States Impulse Championships overall by Queensland Impulse Association, Richmond River, Ballina
The fifth Eastern States Impulse Championships were hosted by the Richmond River Sailing and Rowing Club on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of April 2015 ... [more]  

Live coverage 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   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng gets race ready in Itajai   
Volvo Ocean Race: A day in the racing life of an on-board reporter   
Round the Island Race – Record entries   
Sail Port Stephens – Commodore’s Cup series opens   
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - 50th entry   
2015 Etchells National Championship - And the title goes to....   
America's Cup: Double champion Bertarelli on the state of the Cup   
Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - Accommodation Options   
Association Cup – Oh Brittney…   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind - Nico says 'See you in Lisbon!' *Feature   
The Lakes Resort Hotel Skiff Sprint Series - Overall report   
Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur close in on sixth place   
Airlie Beach Race Week 2015 - Entries now open   


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