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Volvo Ocean race - Alvimedica slowly spending their lead + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 10:13 AM Sun 21 Jun 2015 GMT
Almost 24 hours after the start of Stage 2 of leg 9, from The Hague to Gothenburg, Sweden, Team Alvimedica first stage leader had had her lead of 26nm at the finish of Stage 1, chopped to just 10nm at 1150UTC on Sunday morning. See Dongfeng launch their drone in the video which also has the crew of Vestas Wind wondering why Simeon is so popular and much more ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Which side of the Channel do we go - Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 12:32 PM Fri 19 Jun 2015 GMT
The first stage of Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean race from Lorient to The Hague was largely won or lost around the Exclusion Zone set in the English Channel. The fleet had the option to pass up the English Coastal side, or stay on the French side. Step on board the competitors and hear their thoughts as to which side they were going to take and why - and how it worked out for them. ...

America's Cup - Team NZ rebuilds from just four in sailing team *Feature By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 11:28 PM Mon 15 Jun 2015 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand are on a crew search and selection ahead of the first regatta in the America's Cup World Series, to be staged in Plymouth. UK in July. The teams website lists just four sailors following the departure of grinders Winston Macfarlane, Derek Saward, and bowman/trimmer Jeremy Lomas. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - And now to the final Podium Battle *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 3:47 PM Mon 15 Jun 2015 GMT
Seven boats, 960 nautical miles , with a pit stop and after eight months of sailing and 38,000 miles there are still four boats fighting for two podium places – who will join Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing on the Volvo Ocean Racing 2014-15 podium? ...

Sports Boat Winter Nationals title to Sherring *Feature By Darren Spence, Mooloolaba , 9:46 PM Sun 14 Jun 2015 GMT
The third Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) Winter Nationals, conducted by Mooloolaba Yacht Club, had it all on the weather.The conditions went from huge seas, breeze and rain on day one, sunshine, swell and steady breeze on day two and then overcast and light air on the final day. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Now to keep the mast in the boat and learn the rap *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 5:10 PM Sat 13 Jun 2015 GMT
Dockside in Lorient Abu Dhabi Racing skipper Ian Walker reminded everyone that he and his crew have not yet quite won the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. ...

Sports Boats Winter Nationals - Ocean Swell takes toll *Feature By Darren Spence, Mooloolaba, Queensland , 6:47 AM Fri 12 Jun 2015 GMT
The fleet at the third Australia Sports Boat Association Winter Nationals had a bit of everything to contend with on day one of the three day event being held at the home of winter sailing, Mooloolaba Yacht Club on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. ...

Three Team New Zealand members depart *Feature By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 8:06 PM Wed 10 Jun 2015 GMT
Three members of Team New Zealand have left in the last week as the America's Cup Challenger continues to restructure and re-shape ahead of the 35th Match in Bermuda. Key of these are long-time Chief Designer, Nick Holroyd, who joined the team in 1997 for the 2000 America's Cup Defence in Auckland and remained with the team through the rebuild in 2003 ...

Technology revolutionises Offshore coverage, Volvo heads to Finnistere *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 12:08 PM Mon 8 Jun 2015 GMT
Technology continues to advance, look at this amazing mid-ocean drone shot from Dongfeng, of Eric Peron aloft repairing a spreader tear. Up to now helicopters have been needed for aerial shots. The use of drones is going to revolutionise coverage of all kinds of racing, whether its regattas or long ocean races, well outside helicopter range. ...

Sailing With Wings - A mini-documentary by Oliver Hartas + Others *Feature By Oliver Hartas, , 9:07 PM Sun 7 Jun 2015 GMT
Three videos featuring a mix of historic Flying 18fter video with the current state of the epitomised by the foiling Moth, the first is a mini-documentary featuring a mix of historic Flying 18fter and contemporary sailing video. Plus a highlights reel from the 2014 18ft skiff season, and a similar compilation from the 2015 Moth Worlds ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Sailing needs more sponsors like Vestas Wind *Feature By Rob Kothe and Richard Gladwell, , 8:43 AM Sun 7 Jun 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race is about to start Leg 8, with the fleet expanding to seven boats with the re-entry of Team Vestas Wind. And the their comeback is one of the remarkable stories of sailing. When Team Vestas Wind ran aground most observers felt that was the end of the journey for Vestas in yachting sponsorships, but they did not count on the determination of sponsors and team. ...

Etchells Australasians - Day 2 Images by Teri Dodds *Feature By Teri Dodds, Mooloolaba , 9:26 PM Sat 6 Jun 2015 GMT
Two races were completed for the Marinepool 19th Etchells Australasian Championship, conducted by Mooloolaba Yacht Club. The increase in breeze and swell was evident, much to the delight of Victorian photographer Teri Dodds who filed these images from her day on the water. ...

Volvo Ocean Race MAPFRE skipper Martinez not happy + Video interview *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 11:34 AM Fri 5 Jun 2015 GMT
The Spanish MAPFRE camp is not at all pleased with decisions coming from the International Jury. Unhappy with the apparent inconsistencies in penalties imposed after Traffic separation zone violations, skipper Iker Martinez says any rule that sees four out of six boats potentially before the Jury it probably means the rule needs simplifying. ...

Etchells Australasians - Day 1 images by Teri Dodds *Feature By Teri Dodds, Mooloolaba, Queensland , 10:18 AM Fri 5 Jun 2015 GMT
The sun was out for the start of the Marinepool Etchells Australasian Winter Championship 2015 which started today off Mooloolaba in Queensland. . Conditions were light and shifty, with the occasional puff through the course, which was difficult for tacticians to read. Escaping her Victorian winter was photographer Teri Dodds who was on the water today and provides these images. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind impress *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 7:19 PM Thu 4 Jun 2015 GMT
The pointy end of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean race is here, there are five boats that could win this race, certainly that will need some bad results from the current leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, but with the fleet now back to seven boats and Team SCA likely to do better in the short ocean sprints anything could happen. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - SCA Navigator Libby Greenhalgh interview *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 9:27 PM Wed 3 Jun 2015 GMT
Team SCA's navigator Libby Greenhalgh has not been afraid to make some big calls and break away from the pack. SCA lead thru the fleet through the Gibraltar Straits after what Greenhalgh described as logical move to the Spanish coast and she has taken SCA around the outside for good gains on a number of occasions. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Walker has a target on his back- video interview *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 6:09 PM Wed 3 Jun 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Race skipper Ian Walker has a target on his back going into the eighth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday. ...

Team Vestas Wind - an amazing effort for the Blue Team *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 3:16 PM Wed 3 Jun 2015 GMT
Neil Cox the legendary Shore Manager for Team Vestas Wind was the ‘go to man’ who made the very late hull 7 entry in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race possible. It became a new race when after issuing a Mayday, the first words from Vestas Wind skipper, fellow Australian Chris Nicholson to his shore manager on a crackling long range radio were “We’re on a reef, we’re not getting off. We’re f****ed.” ...

Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA looks towards their strengths *Feature By Jedda Murphy & Rob Kothe, , 10:07 AM Wed 3 Jun 2015 GMT
This morning Sail-World interviewed British sailor Annie Lush, who was selected in 2013 to join Team SCA, based in Lanzarote, Canary Isles. While they were the first team to receive their Volvo 65, Lush says that there is no way to train for the offshore legs of the Volvo Ocean race but to do a Volvo Ocean Race, for instance south ocean driving experience can only gained in the south ocean ...

Changes to Volvo leaderboard as Int Jury issues penalties in Lisbon *Feature By Richard Gladwell & Rob Kothe NZL, , 4:20 AM Wed 3 Jun 2015 GMT
The ISAF-appointed independent international jury has heard four cases during the Lisbon stopover after alleged breaches of sailing rules during Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Reports were lodged by the Race Director against Dongfeng, Mapfre and Team SCA. Midrace in an onboard video Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker talked of the incidents along with navigator Simon Fisher ...

Volvo Race - Vestas Wind from Pearshaped onwards - Nico interview *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 4:05 PM Tue 2 Jun 2015 GMT
Team Vestas Wind - a beautiful fit, a company totally devoted to wind power. Nico assembled a team and made it to the Alicante start line with just a few days to spare. The boat had a great start winning the offshore practice race. They as expected had a much more difficult time into Cape Town but were mid-fleet off Mauritius in Leg 2 to Abu Dhabi, when it all went pear shaped. ...

Pantaenius Insurance – How good does it get? *Feature By John Curnow, , 7:55 AM Fri 29 May 2015 GMT
Insurance may not be the buzzword. There is not unobtanium for keels, spinach enhanced sails or hulls of cut diamond and vibranium fuel cells powering arc reactors to rave on about. No. It is numbers, facts, risk and documentation. Boring? No. Quite the contrary if you happen to have put your boat up on a reef or Hughie blows it off its mooring, smashes her through everything in sight... ...

Sailboat Racing, Iditarod-Style—A look at the Race to Alaska *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA , 4:54 AM Fri 29 May 2015 GMT
When it comes to big adventures in small boats, it’s tough to beat the Race to Alaska, which starts in Port Townsend, Washington, and takes racers to Ketchikan, Alaska, by way of a stopover in Victoria, British Columbia. The race rules are straightforward and simple—get to Alaska, via any type of non-motorized craft, as fast as possible, via any route, as long as the journey is self-supported. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA’s fired up for short courses *Feature By Jedda Murphy, , 4:42 AM Tue 26 May 2015 GMT
Sail-World's Jedda Murphy was aboard Team SCA for the three practice races in Alicante, last October, this morning she talked to SCA skipper Sam Davies by Sat Phone as the Volvo fleet blasts towards Lisbon, now a day away. ...

Big interest in new San Francisco America's Cup style series *Feature By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 11:33 PM Mon 25 May 2015 GMT
The new San Francisco Yacht Racing Cup, to be sailed in 'Super 12s” has attracted interest from 20 teams from 12 countries. The new regatta will be the richest in the sport, carrying a total prizemoney of $500,000, with $300,000 going to the winner, $150,000 to second and $50,000 to the third placegetter. ...

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