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Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2013 *Feature By RHKYC Media, 2:57 AM Tue 27 Aug 2013 GMT
The race is not for the faint-hearted, with challenging downhill conditions of 15 to 30kts often leading to gear failure on even the best-prepared boats. Entrants must pass strict scrutineering and safety checks, and are required to have a minimum of 50% of their crew to have undergone Safety at Sea Survival training, and 30% to hold First Aid/ CPR qualifications. ...

'Discover Sailing' aims to broaden the scope to Clubs and crew *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 1:59 AM Tue 27 Aug 2013 GMT
This year's Try Sailing Day will be rebranded as 'Discover Sailing Day', to be held throughout NSW, Sunday 27 October. ...

America's Cup- New report raises more questions on measurement ruckus *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 9:10 PM Mon 26 Aug 2013 GMT
A new report released by the International Jury has revealed that there has been further tampering with the measured parts on the two AC45 catamarans sailed and managed by America's Cup Defenders, Oracle Team USA.To recap, a minor measurement incident has escalated into the most serious form of Hearing in the sport. ...

2013 Byte CII World Championship - Catch me if you can!! *Feature By Byte CII media, 4:18 AM Mon 26 Aug 2013 GMT
The first three races of the 2013 Byte CII World Championship. The wind came in late but, when it did come, it gave the sailors from 22 countries perfect 15 knot conditions. Three races were sailed on Narragansett Bay and, by the end of the day, it was clear that Hungarian Jonatan Vadnai was going to be the competitor you would have to beat to win this championship. ...

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013 Cruising Divisions *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 3:26 AM Mon 26 Aug 2013 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013 Cruising Divisions race in light airs under spinnakers. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- No fogging contest - Challenger is chosen *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 12:30 AM Mon 26 Aug 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand completed the first stage of its America’s Cup challenge by summarily defeating Luna Rossa in the eighth race of the Louis Vuitton Cup final to bring the score to a definitive 7 -1. It is now time for the Kiwis to march on to meet Oracle Team USA in the match. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Images of Emirates Team NZ celebrations *Feature By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco, USA , 11:11 PM Sun 25 Aug 2013 GMT
Sail-World's photographer Chuck Lantz was on hand to catch Emirates Team NZ in celebration mode soon after they were presented with the Louis Vuitton Cup, for which they had mounted a successful Defence. The team and their club, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, had previously won the Trophy in 1995 and 2007. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ confirmed as Challenger *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:46 PM Sun 25 Aug 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Cup for a third time,in San Francisco, and has become the Challenger to contest the America's Cup, starting on September 7. Sailing in moderate winds and heavy fog, the New Zealanders made no contest of the final race, leading from start to finish, and winning by a margin of 3minutes 20 seconds. ...

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013; Race Week Video by Dale Lorimer *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 7:38 AM Sun 25 Aug 2013 GMT
Dale Lorimer has just returned from Hamilton Island covering Race Week. Here is a short video of the Performance, Cruising and IRC divisions on an islands race. ...

Byte CII Worlds 2013 - Championship off to a perfect start *Feature By Byte CII media, 7:32 AM Sun 25 Aug 2013 GMT
2013 Byte CII Worlds at Sail Newport, Rhode Island USA runs from August 24 to 28, 2013. 38 boats lined up for the Narragansett Bay area start with a record 22 countries represented in the three race Pre-World series. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Faster still, and faster - Finals - Race 7 *Feature By Bob Fisher, 11:50 PM Sat 24 Aug 2013 GMT
Only a serious breakdown can stop Emirates Team New Zealand from winning the Louis Vuitton Cup. The Kiwis proved once more, in the seventh race of the final series of the challenger selection trials, that they have greater resources in every field – and this materializes as boat speed. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Predictwind - Winds expected to be over the limit *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:09 PM Sat 24 Aug 2013 GMT
Predictwind indicates that winds will build earlier than normal and are expected to be close to the limit for sailing at the start of racing at 1.10pm on Saturday for Day 7 of racing in the Finals for the Louis Vuitton Cup between Italian Challenger Luna Rossa, and Emirates Team New Zealand ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-Cam Video - Highlights of Finals Race 6 *Feature By John Navas, 5:41 AM Sat 24 Aug 2013 GMT
Videographer, John Navas, compiled this video of highlights from Day 5 of racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup. It covers the whole race, plus the close-up foiling sequence of Emirates Team NZ sailing at close to 30kts upwind. ...

America's Cup- Lack of time cited as reason for Oracle back-down *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:36 AM Sat 24 Aug 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA withdrew their Application to the International Jury due to a lack of time to compile evidence, according to their Rules representative at the Hearing, Tom Ehman, who is also Vice Commodore of the Cup Trustee, Golden Gate Yacht Club. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Not only history repeats - Finals, Race 6 *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 11:25 PM Fri 23 Aug 2013 GMT
As the America’s Cup moves into its 163rd year (America won at Cowes on 22nd August 1851), there was a degree of inevitability about the result of the sixth race of the Louis Vuitton Cup final. Held in 13-17 knots of south-westerly breeze, Emirates Team New Zealand totally dominated her opponent, Luna Rossa, finishing almost two minutes in front over the ten-mile course. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Spectacular Am-Cam video of Kiwis foiling upwind *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 10:22 PM Fri 23 Aug 2013 GMT
Videographer John Navas was in his favorite position on the edge of San Francisco Bay and captured this video of Emirates Team New Zealand foiling upwind on Leg 3 of Race 6 of the Louis Vuitton Cup Final. This is the first close-up video of a boat foiling upwind during a race, as Emirates Team NZ hit 30kts for a sustained period upwind. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Emirates Team NZ wins another point in Final *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:34 PM Fri 23 Aug 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand took an end to end victory from the Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup, winning Race 6, with a margin of. Sailing in moderate winds, the New Zealanders got the jump on the Italians at the start and were never headed, leading by ten seconds on the first short reaching leg, and expanding to 50 seconds at the leeward mark for the first time. Upwind the New Zealanders sail ...

America's Cup- 1974 My name is Bond.. Alan Bond - New video *Feature By Sail-World, 12:37 PM Fri 23 Aug 2013 GMT
Maritime Productions presents another from its video library of America's Cup. As Bob Fisher describes below, the 1974 America's Cup saw the entrance of Alan Bond, and the team who were to win the America's cup nine years later. Alan Bond, his strategist Warren Jones, designer Ben Lexcen, and skipper Jim Hardy all descended on Newport, bringing a new attitude to the America's Cup. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-Cam video Race 4 and 5 of the Final *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 9:56 AM Fri 23 Aug 2013 GMT
Videographer, John Navas, was shoreside in San Francisco for Races 4 and 5 in the Louis Vuitton Cup Final, which got underway in moderate winds, which never threatened the wind limit. Here's John's video, images and commentary of the day's racing, including one slow-mo of Luna Rossa foiling upwind. ...

Industry and boaters urged to get onboard 'Fish, Boat, Vote' *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 2:13 AM Thu 22 Aug 2013 GMT
The BIAA recently took part in the ToobigToIgnore roadshow, traveling NSW with the largest billboard in the southern hemisphere, conducting sessions to point out the importance of the two million small businesses in Australia, and the value of the boating industry as part of the small business community. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Two straight for Kiwis on Day 4 of Final *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 11:30 PM Wed 21 Aug 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand proved superiority and reliability on a day when the west-south-westerly breeze was down to 12-14 knots and demonstrated that, barring breakdowns, that it will be the team that progresses to the America’s Cup. The two races in the final of the Louis Vuitton Cup were one-sided, but considerably closer than anything that has preceded them. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup- Just like the brochure for Day 4 of the Final *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:20 PM Wed 21 Aug 2013 GMT
San Francisco and the America’s Cup finally delivered what everyone had been hoping for in Race 4 and 5 of the Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup. The expected strong breeze missed its forecasted schedule – arriving late, and providing instead a moderate breeze under bright skies. ...

America's Cup- Int Jury to hold Hearing into Oracle AC45 claims *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:01 AM Wed 21 Aug 2013 GMT
The International Jury has announced that it will hold a preliminary inquiry into an Application lodged on August 19, by Oracle Team USA alleging that members of the Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand have infringed one of the provisions on Reconnaissance of the Protocol governing the America's Cup. ...

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Hooligan´s wreak havoc in IRC fleet *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 4:32 AM Tue 20 Aug 2013 GMT
Out on the race track at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Marcus Blackmore´s TP52 Hooligan has won all three IRC races sailed by the top end fleet and the damage wreaked to the aspirations of other owners and crew this owner and boat has exhibited over recent years on the Australian circuit looks set to continue. ...

Flamingo Bay - Auction approaches for unique adventure ship *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 2:37 AM Tue 20 Aug 2013 GMT
Speaking to David Tomlinson, owner and skipper for the past 13 years of RV Flamingo Bay, you gather he is both extremely excited to sell her and move on to the next chapter in his life, and torn, with a torrent of memories and adventures aboard this unique vessel. ...

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