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Sail Port Stephens – Sailing in an East Coast Low *Feature By Sail Port Stephens Media, 10:47 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013 GMT
How many sailing venues can have four good courses for IRC Racing, Performance Racing, Sports Boats and Cruising fleets smack in the middle of an Australian East Coast Low (a severe low pressure system), when there is an offshore Gale warning, four to six metre sea and swell sets on the regular offshore race course just a few nautical miles away. ...

America's Cup- Happy Birthday, Fish - Images of bygone daze *Feature By Sail-World and Various Photographers, 7:57 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013 GMT
The doyen of America's Cup media, Bob Fisher, celebrates his birthday again today. Here's a selection of images from Bob's Birthdays past (and many). ...

America's Cup WS- Images from Naples - Close to the action - Day 2 *Feature By Linda Wight, 6:52 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013 GMT
Sail-World's Linda Wright is at Naples, Italy, for the America's Cup World Series. She filed this image gallery from the Race Day 2, at Naples, where she was positioned on one of the media RIBs ...

Fisher's View- Poets in Naples - America's Cup WS - Race Day 2 *Feature By Bob Fisher, Naples, Italy , 9:46 PM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Race Day 2 America's Cup World Series, Naples: First up was the quarter-final match for Luna Rossa – Swordfish in the hands of Francesco Bruni and Dean Barker in ETNZ. It promised much, and delivered. Barker forced Bruni over early and after the Italian had taken his penalty, ETNZ led by five seconds at the first mark and held that to the leeward gate. ...

ISAF World Cup - Australian sailors prepare for the final round *Feature By Craig Heydon, 7:49 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Australian sailors are busy preparing for the final round of the 2012/2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, with racing to begin on Monday. ...

Audi Melges 20 Class Pulls The Trigger On Sperry-Top Sider Charleston *Feature By Joy Dunigan, , 6:04 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Audi Melges 20 Class Pulls The Trigger On Sperry-Top Sider Charleston Race Week 2013 Star-studded International Class shines bright on scenic Charleston Harbor Charleston, SC - A healthy fleet of thirty-three Audi Melges 20 teams have assembled in Charleston, South Carolina for the start of the largest ever Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2013 Regatta. ...

Fisher's View- Watching the breeze die.' - America's Cup WS - Day 3 *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 8:32 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Day 3 America's Cup World Series, Naples: Winds in Naples Bay have a reputation for being notoriously fickle. One old salt once expressed this graphically by altering an age-old instruction to 'See Naples and watch the breeze die.' And it did, during the races with patches of no more than four knots and huge shifts of up to 40 degrees. ...

Replacement work completed on Northern NSW navigation marker *Feature By Roads and Maritime Services, , 6:22 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Acting General Manager Commercial Vessels and Infrastructure Patricia Bryant today announced the cost of recent flooding to northern NSW waterways is still being counted with more than $114,000 in work to replace navigation aids completed. ...

Fisher's View- Wished for a Lay Day - America's Cup WS, Naples - Day 2 *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 8:04 PM Wed 17 Apr 2013 GMT
Day 2 America's Cup World Series, Naples: There was a time, back when Olympic classes regattas were week-long affairs with one race a day, that Wednesdays were always lay days. Some of the sailors in the ACWS final regatta might have wished it were still the case, but all nine boats were out all afternoon for practice racing, just as they had been the previous day. ...

Fisher's View- A gift horse in need - America's Cup WS, Naples - Day 1 *Feature By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA , 12:42 PM Tue 16 Apr 2013 GMT
Day 1 America's Cup World Series, Naples: Today’s media 'conference', for want of a better word, was a shining example of a gift horse in need. It was held in a building with bare walls and more echoes than enough – and the behavior of the 'media' not actually involved was appalling – they talked loudly and the photographers were among the worst. Interviewing a skipper was a painful operation. ...

Sail Port Stephens Commodores Cup Day 2 - Gold Medal Dads *Feature By Sail Port Stephens Media, 8:20 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2013 - on Tuesday the Commodore Cup fleet sailed the popular three Islands race offshore, around Cabbage Tree, Little and Boondelbah Islands. ...

Young 88 New South Wales Champs- Pistol Dawn outguns the fleet *Feature By Andrew Spencer, Pittwater , 8:15 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013 GMT
On April 6-7, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosted the Pittwater Young 88 Championships. A combination of three Saturday windward-leewards races and a Sunday course race saw three different race winners, highlighting the competitive nature of the fleet. ...

Australia's Belcher predicts 470 battle with Brits all the way to Rio *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, 4:43 PM Sat 6 Apr 2013 GMT
nder 470 coaching wizard Victor Kovalenko Australia has dominated the 470 Class. From 2000 onwards they have won five Olympic Gold medals and already the portents are there for Rio in 2016. ...

Sailing World Cup expands its role *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 1:45 PM Sat 6 Apr 2013 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup is now quite a lot different to the product of just 12 months ago, it is now it is more continental as it aims to increase high grade event accessibility for sailors around the world as Antonio González de la Madrid (ESP), the ISAF Sailing World Cup Manager, explains. ...

Sail Port Stephens 2013 - Going from strength to strength *Feature By Sail Port Stephens Media, 12:41 PM Sat 6 Apr 2013 GMT
The sixth annual Sail Port Stephens race week starts on Monday week, April 15th, and Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson is forecasting the 2013 event will be another major success. ...

America's Cup- 'We will keep learning, even in the Match' - Simmer *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 12:50 PM Fri 5 Apr 2013 GMT
Part 2 of the interview with Oracle Team USA's COO, Grant Simmer, whose experience spans nine America's Cup campaigns, including three wins in 1983, 2003 and 2007. Simmer picks up the story, revealing that the launch date for Oracle Team USA’s second AC72 will be prior to the end of April, and elaborates on the program through to the end of the America's Cup Match. ...

America's Cup- Oracle boss says Kiwis favourites - for the moment *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:52 AM Thu 4 Apr 2013 GMT
With just over 20 weeks left on the clock until the start of the 34th America’s Cup, Grant Simmer, COO of Defender Oracle Team USA, is playing the usual psychological games, picking challenger Emirates Team New Zealand to win the America’s Cup. Emirates Team NZ is the favorite. I would say that they are the favorites to win the Cup, at the moment ...

Zippier Wins 2013 Australian Sports Boat Title *Feature By Darren Spence, , 8:58 AM Wed 3 Apr 2013 GMT
The Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) National Titles finished up at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria on Easter Monday with all 10 races completed over the Easter weekend. The series was dominated by NSW entry Zippier (Andrew Waugh) who has now competed in all six ASBA National Titles and finally taking out the coveted winner’s Gill Jacket for the first time. ...

Can Australia be a threat in the Finn Class?? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 11:12 AM Tue 2 Apr 2013 GMT
While the British have dominated the Olympic Finn class since 2000 onwards, Australia´s prospects are looking up. It now has a three man Finn squad and there is the possibility of a 2012 Olympic Gold medallist switching to Finns. ...

Volvo Ocean Race- Southern Spars ready to deliver first VO65 rigs *Feature By Volvo Ocean Race, 10:28 AM Tue 2 Apr 2013 GMT
Two rigs done, five more underway: Southern Spars is on schedule to deliver the first Volvo Ocean 65 rigs next month. The New Zealand rig specialist will supply all the masts, booms and rigging for the 2014-15 and 2017-18 races. ...

More question and answer time with marine insurance giant, Pantaenius *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, 10:45 PM Mon 1 Apr 2013 GMT
Going back not that far at all, we first had to ask a question to discover that Pantaenius was not a missing musketeer, but rather, one of the world’s largest sail and motor yacht insurers. Shortly thereafter, the question would become how well do you know your marine insurance cover? ...

ISAF points system cops a spray from Sailing Super coach *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 1:58 PM Mon 1 Apr 2013 GMT
Australia´s 470 Super coach Victor Kovalenko angrily criticizes ISAF Sailing World Cup scoring system. Today at the first World Sailing Cup in Europe, at the 44th Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapre in Palma, Mallorca, Spain, Australia 470 Gold Medalist Mat Belcher and his new crew Will Ryan won both races. ...

World Sailing Cup Palma 2013 - Stellar start for Australian 470 Men *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 1:06 PM Mon 1 Apr 2013 GMT
In the heaviest weather in which they have sailed as a combination London 2012 470 Gold Medallist Matt Belcher and his new crew Will Ryan twice took the gun in both of the first two split fleet races of the 44 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Mapfre regatta, here in Palma, Mallorca today. ...

ASBA Sports Boat Nationals – Day 2 *Feature By Darren Spence, Williamstown , 7:54 PM Sat 30 Mar 2013 GMT
The Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) National Titles at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria completed a busy schedule of four races on Day 2 after only completing one race on Day 1. The breeze was patchy throughout the day and never exceeded 12-14 knts in the biggest puffs. The series has now reached the half way point with five of ten races completed. ...

ASBA Sports Boat Nationals – Day 1 *Feature By Darren Spence, Williamstown, Melbourne , 5:10 AM Sat 30 Mar 2013 GMT
The Australian Sports Boat Association National (ASBA) Titles at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria got underway on Friday with two races scheduled. Out good friend Huey, had different ideas though providing just enough of the good stuff to complete one of these. ...

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