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Cruising rallies, saving the Great Barrier Reef—World Cruising news | 07/11/2014
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News - World & Australia

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar 2015 - The wind played dirty tricks all day in Palma on sailors and race committees who had to juggle with big shifts and different pressure. From 4 to 20 knots, and reaching 40 in some gusts, the wind turned around the bay playing with everybody's nerves! ... [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]  

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   
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   


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