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Team SCA confirms crew for InPort Race and leg five By Team SCA, , 10:00 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
The toughest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race is about to begin, and for Team SCA it will be the first time most of the crew has experienced the testing conditions of the Southern Ocean. With a Tropical Depression including 40+ knot winds moving in this Sunday, there is also a possibility the boats may have to wait out the storm and depart Auckland 24 hours later ...

High Performance Yacht Design: Team NZ’s foiling breakthrough By Keith Taylor, , 9:28 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
A foiling breakthrough was one of the early and critical elements that helped drive Emirates Team New Zealand to near-success at the America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. The Kiwi boat was the first contender for the 34th Cup to achieve stable 100 per cent foiling performance but the defending Oracle Team USA ultimately retained the Auld Mug in a winner-take-all 19th race. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica present big cheque to Heart Kids By NZL, , 8:43 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Alvimedica’s New Zealand race crew Dave Swete and Ryan Houston took a break from their Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 preparations yesterday to visit young heart patients at the National Heart Ward in Starship Children’s Hospital. The Team Alvimedica race crew also presented a donation of $14,200 NZD to the Starship Foundation and Heart Kids New Zealand. ...

2015 Transpac – Entries represent a wide spectrum of boat types By Transpacific Yacht Club, , 8:25 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Transpac, 48th edition, has received entries from 60 boats from five countries around the Pacific region, including 57 monohulls and three multihulls, by the end of the most recent standard entry deadline a week ago ...

Volvo Ocean Race: De Ridder to join Team Brunel for Leg 5 By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 7:30 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Brunel have announced that the French sailor Laurent Pagès has broken broke two ribs during the stopover in Auckland, and will be replaced by the Dutch offshore sailor Dirk de Ridder. De Ridder’s long experience in ocean sailing and his excellent trim and steering capabilities make him the perfect candidate to join the crew on what is, undoubtedly, the toughest leg of this Volvo Ocean Rac ...

Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur rounds the stormiest Cape Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 2:13 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
It has been a day of landmarks – both tangible and invisible - for the Barcelona World Race fleet. For Jörg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane the landmark was very much a physical one, as Cape Horn presented the Renault Captur pair with one of the most fearsome Pacific Ocean farewells of any Barcelona World Race team. ...

French sailing heroine Florence Arthaud killed in tragic accident By ISAF Media, , 9:19 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
The legendary French yachtswoman Florence Arthaud was killed in a tragic accident in Argentina yesterday, when two helicopters collided during the filming of a TV reality show for French television. Seven other Frenchmen were killed including the swimmer, Camille Muffat and the boxer, Alexis Vastine. ...

2015 SA O'pen Cup - Tight at the top By Ryan Spring, Adelaide Sailing Club , 5:27 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
The 2015 SA O’pen Cup was held at Adelaide Sailing Club on the 7th-8th March in conjunction with the YSA Musto Youth Championships. The fleet of 14 brought some new faces including kids from newly contending clubs Victor Harbor and Wallaroo Sailing club. ...

2015 China Cup International Regatta preview By China Cup Media, Shenzhen , 5:02 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
We are delighted to announce the 9th Edition of the China Cup International Regatta will take place in Hong Kong and Shenzhen(Guangdong Province), China from October 30th to November 2nd, 2015, under the auspices of Water Sports Administration Center of the General Administration of Sport of China and Shenzhen Municipal Administration of Culture, Sports and Tourism. ...

Sydney-Hobart contender Endorfin sets sights on Fremantle to Bali By Marina Valmadre, , 11:40 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Fremantle Sailing Club has confirmed the official start date for the 2015 Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali as Saturday May 16 when both race and rally entries will start at 10.00 am off North Mole. ...

Rio Olympics 2016 - ISAF discusses pollution concerns with IOC By Nick Butler -,, , 11:00 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
As Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition is due to be held in Brazil, ISAF President Carlo Croce and ISAF Vice-President Scott Perry visited the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday 6 March where they met with IOC President Thomas Bach and members of the IOC staff to discuss the shared concern about pollution in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro ...

Volvo Ocean 65s – One-design to the last millimetre By Keith Taylor, , 8:06 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Ask Knut Frostad if the absolutely identical one-design Volvo Ocean 65-footers are the right boat for the round-the-world marathon? The answer is an emphatically positive yes! ...

Statewide compliance operation to encourage boaters to slow down By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 4:12 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services is reminding boaters to travel at a safe speed during Operation Slowdown, a statewide operation which starts on Saturday. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar’s winning formula in Oman By Tom Dowler, , 3:47 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
GAC Pindar’s record breaking world champions, Ian Williams and Seve Jarvin, will lead the Team GAC Pindar challenge as co-skippers for the second round of the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman (11-14 March 2015). ...

The Variety Cycle to Hobart – it’s tougher than the yacht race By Rob Mundle, , 2:52 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Steve 'Mothy' Jarvin, a veteran of 27 Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht races, went close to meeting his match yesterday as he pushed his way south towards Hobart. ...

BWR - Double Date-Renault at Cape Horn, Cheminees Poujoulat at Equator By Barcelona World Race, , 2:37 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
There is always a measure of relief in completing the passage of Cape Horn, escaping from the hostile Pacific into the Atlantic. But, come early Tuesday morning, it should be an especially pleased Jorg Reichers and Sébastien Audigane who bring sixth placed Renault Captur out of the Pacific and make the left turn, northwards for home. ...

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ confirm Dean Barker offer rejection By Warren Douglas, , 10:24 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Speaking on behalf of Emirates Team New Zealand, Chairman Keith Turner today confirmed that Dean Barker has decided not to accept the position of Performance Manager/Coach and Executive Team Member offered to him following a four month period of restructure at ETNZ. ...

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's boat arrested by US Marshalls By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 8:33 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Lawyers acting for the aggrieved former Oracle Team USA crewman, Joe Spooner have advised that the AC45 #4 has been arrested by Marshalls in San Francisco. Previously lawyers for Oracle Team USA advised Northern Californian Court that the same boat had been sold to Team France in December 2013. ...

VIC Etchells – Masters of the last day *Feature By John Curnow, , 8:29 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Triad, which is crewed By Bill Browne, Jake Newman and John Bertrand AM have won the 2015 Etchells Victorian State Championship. They are known for their mastery of grabbing a title on the last day, even when it may not have seemed entirely likely, just as occurred at Adelaide recently for the Australian Etchells Championship. ...

2014-15 NSW O'pen Cup - Sailors take on ten-foot swell By Ryan Spring, Yarra Bay 16ft Sailing Club , 4:11 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
The 2015 NSW O’pen Cup Race 2 of 2 was held at Yarra Bay 16ft Sailing Club over the weekend. With 25 young sailors making the trip from various clubs the stage was set for yet another epic O’pen BIC regatta. ...

Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Sail’s hometown heroes go head to head By Oman Sail, , 1:35 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Sail’s Extreme 40 teams on The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air are anticipating a rousing reception from thousands of home supporters when Act 2 gets underway off the beach at Almouj in Muscat on Wednesday 11 March. ...

NSW Maritime launches YouTube video to promote safe kiteboarding By Roads and Maritime Services, , 11:18 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has launched a YouTube video to educate and encourage kiteboarders to safely use waterways. Director of Maritime Angus Mitchell said kiteboarding was a dynamic and increasingly popular sport which will be included in Olympic competition at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. ...

Clipper 2015-16 Race to showcase remote medical support service By Clipper Ventures Plc, , 10:40 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
ClipperTelemed+™ has been revealed as a Team Sponsor in the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It is a new joint venture between Clipper Ventures Plc and its Global Medical Emergency Support Partner, PRAXES Medical Group ...

Australian 2.4mR Championship - Fifth title in a row for paralympian By Australian Sailing, , 10:04 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Australian Sailing Team’s Paralympian Matt Bugg (TAS) has won the 2015 Australian 2.4mR Championship – his fifth nationals’ title in a row. The regatta, held at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, finished today, Monday, 9 March 2015, with Matt Bugg winning all but one of the eight races. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Cyclone Pam set to give fleet a torrid farewell By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 9:44 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet look set to have an interesting opening to the start of Leg 5 from Auckland on Sunday. The wind forecasts from Predictwind show winds gusting in to 30knots in the Waitemata Harbour around the start time for the race. ...

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