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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week- Crosbie Lorimer Images *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 12:05 PM Wed 19 Aug 2015 GMT
After many years of light breezes, this year's Race Week got off to a strong start with fresh trade winds on Day 1. Days 2 and 3 got progressively lighter, but after today's Lay Day, the breeze is forecast to return. Here are some of Crosbie's images from the first three days of sailing. ...

America's Cup - Constructed in Country almost wiped in new Protocol *Feature By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 2:08 AM Wed 19 Aug 2015 GMT
The latest version of the Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup has been modified to effectively eliminate the fundamental requirement for the yachts to be constructed in the country of the Challenger or Defender. ...

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - Day 2 VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 11:00 AM Tue 18 Aug 2015 GMT
On a beautiful day with clear skies and light breezes, Dale Lorimer of Bow Caddy Media headed to the skies to get an aerial perspective on Race Week. ...

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - Day 1 Racing VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 10:46 PM Sun 16 Aug 2015 GMT
Day 1 of this years regatta sent the fleet off in spectacular fashion with winds of 20 knots SSE. ...

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - On Board Wild Oats X VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 9:24 PM Sat 15 Aug 2015 GMT
Prior to the start of racing, Wild Oats X was taken through her paces skippered by Mark Richards who has just returned from the skippering Wild Oats XI in the Transpac Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii. ...

America's Cup - Jury Chairman speaks up on AC45 controversy - Part 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 8:41 AM Tue 11 Aug 2015 GMT
One of the memos produced in the Tienpont allegations case from Richard Slater to Matthew Mitchell is a suggested text to be emailed to Measurer Nick Nicholson. It lists four modifications to the BAR AC45. “Others in the team claimed they had assumed that the illegal changes were OK because in their view they must have been cleared by Richard,” Tillett explains ...

America's Cup - Jury Chairman speaks up on AC45 controversy - Part 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 3:31 AM Tue 11 Aug 2015 GMT
Claims leveled over the past two years at the International Jury for the 2013 America’s Cup, and repeated in papers lodged in a Californian court on July 24, have prompted the Chairman of the Int Jury, David Tillett to open up on the still simmering controversy. ...

The Snail, Technology and Duty of Care *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 9:52 AM Sun 9 Aug 2015 GMT
Back in 1928 in Scotland, Mrs May Donoghue drank a bottle of Ginger Beer in a green bottle manufactured by Mr David Stevenson. Having drunk some of the contents of the bottle, she claimed that the remnants of a decomposing snail were found in her glass. Donoghue then contracted gastroenteritis and sued Stevenson for the serious sum then of 500 Pounds. ...

Is the US. on the way back in Olympic Sailing? *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA , 2:56 AM Sat 8 Aug 2015 GMT
The US was historically the best performing Olympic sailing team until the 1990's when the mantle tranferred to GBR, London 2012 was a low point for US. - who did not make the podium at all, now are they on their way back? ...

ISAF to independently test Rio water quality *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 5:44 PM Sun 2 Aug 2015 GMT
Congratulations to ISAF President Carlo Croce and new ISAF CEO Peter Sowrey for recognising that the health of Olympic sailors is perhaps more important than the desire of the Brazilian authorities to keep the Olympic coverage cameras in the iconic bay waters of Rio de Janerio. ...

Has the Auld Mug lost its shine? *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA , 4:02 PM Wed 29 Jul 2015 GMT
Let’s face it: Americans can be a tough audience to please. In short, you know that you have created something truly special when seemingly the entire country rallies behind an event, for example, the 34th America’s Cup, which took place in San Francisco in September of 2013. ...

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2015 - Race Start VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 12:50 PM Sun 26 Jul 2015 GMT
The start of this year’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2015 echoed the last two years – no wind. With a less than 5 knot north west breeze, the fleet of 62 yachts drifted over the start line with Perpetual Loyal being the first out of the Heads after picking up a breeze near South Head ...

Rio’s Olympic water problems - will the racing be fair? *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World, Seattle, WA , 11:50 PM Fri 17 Jul 2015 GMT
Hundreds of sailors from dozens of nations have spent the past three years of their lives (if not a lot longer) preparing for these Games, but the billion-dollar question remains: Will the racing be fair at Rio? ...

Club Marine Series – The video *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 9:11 PM Thu 16 Jul 2015 GMT
Every season since the early 90s, Melbourne’s Port Phillip has one windward/leeward regatta that stands atop them all. The Club Marine Series consists of seven rounds from October to April, and on each of those days you’ll do one race and sometimes two. It is the ultimate way to find out which boat and crew are the best. ...

Gladwell's Line - Stacking the Cup game *Feature By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 9:00 AM Thu 16 Jul 2015 GMT
In a further move consistent with the 'Do as I say, not as I Do' strap line of the 35th America's Cup, organisers have announced the involvement of Gosling's Rums as Official Rum and Official Ginger Beer of the 35th America’s Cup. Few would see an issue with that in an island which has Dark and Stormy as its national drink. ...

Ocean records and Lending Club 2 *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA , 3:29 PM Wed 15 Jul 2015 GMT
A few weeks ago, I had the great fortune of joining Ryan Breymaier and the Lending Club 2 team for a hair-on-fire harbor cruise on San Francisco Bay that saw the numbers “39.51” flash across the speedo.As Lending Club 2 hurtled herself towards Alcatraz Island, I couldn’t help but fantasize about standing night watches en route to Hawaii, on pace to set a new record. ...

Live event coverage growing rapidly *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 8:31 AM Mon 13 Jul 2015 GMT
In recent years the amount of live coverage of major events has grown exponentially as technology advances have delivered major cost saving that brings live coverage into sensible sponsorship budgets. And applying this technology are some serious sailors. ...

Changes ahead for World Sailing - Interview with new ISAF CEO. *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 10:38 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Last week ISAF announced the appointment of a new CEO, Peter Sowrey. He is not a long time ISAF face, as his predecessor Jerome Pels was, little is known of him in the wider sailing world. ...

Volvo Race - Oceans Seminar taking a stance against ocean pollution *Feature By Ian Thomson, Gothenburg , 5:37 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Yachting has a close relationship with the ocean and in this edition of the race, in the leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, they passed through the Malacca Straits. Every skipper and several of the crew expressed their concern of the rising issue of debris in the ocean, in particular, plastic. A fantastic short film was created and can be seen below. Bouwe Bekking sums it up when he says ‘It’s not funny ...

The quest for a new Quest ends up flat on the mat… *Feature By John Curnow, , 1:05 AM Mon 29 Jun 2015 GMT
Bob Steel is effectively synonymous with sailing in Australia. The cherries atop the list of accolades for the man are Yachtsman of the Year and twice he has hoisted the Tattersall’s Cup aloft just after Christmas. The first was in the very pretty Nelson Marek 49 and then again with the Farr-penned TP52. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – A grandstand finish *Feature By Ian Thomson, , 5:07 PM Sat 27 Jun 2015 GMT
If the Volvo Ocean Race organisers wanted a grandstand finish to what has been the closest of racing events in history, then they certainly got it with today’s Inmarsat In-Port Race on the narrow channels of Gothenburg. ...

Volvo Ocean Race CEO Frostad downloads 2015 and uploads 2017 *Feature By Rob Kothe Sail-World, , 4:57 PM Sat 27 Jun 2015 GMT
Knut Frostad, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO continues his discussion on the event just finished and looks forward to 2017: ‘It’s such an intense event to organize as well, and also an intense challenge. Because we work with 11 different countries and government to host the race. 'We have the sailors going through some of the most dramatic and extreme conditions in the world, and anything could happen. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Knut Frostad on lessons learned *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 1:57 AM Fri 26 Jun 2015 GMT
With the offshore program completed but an inshore race in Gothenburg still to be sailed, Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad who is very passionate about the event is very much looking forward to the next race. ...

Expectations Obliterated- 39.51 knots aboard Lending Club 2 *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA , 3:56 PM Thu 25 Jun 2015 GMT
After having spent my career writing about sailing, I thought that I’d seen it all: Volvo Open 70s, super maxis, mini maxis, IMOCA 60s, and high-performance skiffs. But then I received an email from Nicola Breymaier, inviting me to join her husband, Ryan Breymaier, in San Francisco aboard the 105-foot trimaran, Lending Club 2 (ex Banque Populaire VII). I immediately booked my travel. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - The Hunting of Team Alvimedica *Feature By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 2:45 AM Mon 22 Jun 2015 GMT
The Turkish/USA flagged entry in the Volvo Ocean Race is being slowly but surely hunted down by the trailing pack of Mapfre, Team Brunel and Donfeng. At 0350UTC, Alvimedica had her lead chopped back to just 3 miles from the 26nm lead she enjoyed at the end of Stage 1 of Leg 9 ...

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