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Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur complete their endurance test By Barcelona World Race Media, , 12:35 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Jorg Riechers (GER) and Sebastien Audigane (FRA) brought their Barcelona World Race to an end today (Thursday) when they sailed Renault Captur across the finish line off the Catalan capital's landmark W-Hotel at 11:35:22hrs UTC to take sixth place ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Vestas Wind on track for Lisbon By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:24 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) shore manager Neil Cox has paid tribute to the joint efforts to return the Danish boat into the race – and is cautiously optimistic they are on track ...

Team Vestas Wind has six weeks before leaving shed for Volvo start By NZL, , 10:48 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Team Vestas Wind's Neil Cox updates on the progress from Persico Marine as work continues on the VO65 ahead of their expected return to the Volvo Ocean Race in Lisbon. There's still a lot to do, but things are moving quickly and in the right direction, as Coxy explains ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl sits down with Jimmy Spithill By Nic Douglass, Milton , 9:30 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
The Sailor Girl has been busy, racking up a year of shows. A few weeks ago, she also had the chance to sit down with James Spithill while he was in town to chat about all things sailing, including his own origins within the sport, and of course the next America's Cup. Here is show #43 including some on board action with the Yachting NSW Youth Team and some additional talk with James Spithill. ...

Sail Port Stephens 2015 - Junior series results announced By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:04 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Sail Port Stephens’ Junior One Sail Series drew a multi-fleet line-up of young sailors from Wollongong, Sydney, nearby Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, and of course Nelson Bay, to the two-day regatta that played out in ideal conditions. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup- the best sailing talent to assemble in Hyères By ISAF, , 5:40 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
The finest Olympic classes sailing talent on the planet will assemble in Hyères, France from 20-26 April for the next instalment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Elite level fleets in all ten of the Olympic events will put their skills to the ultimate test with 40 of the world's best in each class. ...

Changed boating conditions at Sans Souci for first weekend of May By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 4:50 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of Botany Bay at Sans Souci in the first weekend of May for the safe staging of jet-ski races. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - ECsix Tee Shirt Design winner checks out Itajai By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 8:21 PM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
The winner of Southern Spars 2014 ECsix Tee Shirt Design competition, has taken up her prize of an expenses paid visit for two to the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover of her choice. This week, Heather McCarthy from the US, has being visiting the Volvo Race fleet in Itajai, Brazil as the stopover of her choice. ...

The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 6 Preview By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 2:21 PM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. After the race through the Southern Ocean and back into the Atlantic, the teams will now unwind their Leg 1 passage across the equator and return to the northern hemisphere - it’s 5,010 miles and it will run the full range of climate zones. ...

America's Cup World Series - 100 days to go By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 10:57 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Tuesday 14th April marks 100 days until The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2015). ...

America's Cup World Series - 100 days to go By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 10:57 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Tuesday 14th April marks 100 days until The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2015). ...

Sail Port Stephens – Top divisional honours for the first entry By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:50 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
The owner of the first boat to register for the 2015 Sail Port Stephens regatta is “chuffed” to be taking home top divisional honours by the narrowest of margins in the completed Commodore’s Cup series. ...

Kite Foil Gold Cup – The raptor concept foiling board By, , 8:14 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Earlier this year, the first stop of The Kite Foil Gold Cup was held in La Venta, Baja Mexico. The event was loaded with international talent and a large variety of board and foiling combinations from around the globe. Amongst the entries was a new concept board. ...

Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta - Queens birthday long weekend By Lisa Ratcliff, , 1:13 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta - Organisers hope up to 30 teams representing every Australian state and territory plus an international team from New Zealand will head out on Port Phillip Bay over the June long weekend to mark the silver anniversary of the longstanding Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 44 - First year anniversary By Nic Douglass, Milton , 7:57 PM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
One year of Sunset Radio was marked with the 44th regular show for Adventures of a Sailor Girl. 74 shows (30 event based and 44 regular) has made for quite a collection of adventures over the past year for Nic Douglass, the Sailor Girl. ...

America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 11:55 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
Louis Vuitton Cup supremo, Bruno Trouble says that in his view there will be only two strong Challengers at the next America's Cup and with a field of that size he is glad that Louis Vuitton pulled out. He was interviewed on Radio New Zealand this Tuesday morning by Kathryn Ryan and asked to expand on several of the points he made in his open letter on the state of the America's Cup ...

Sail Port Stephens – Commodores Cup Race day 2 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:11 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
Sail Port Stephens – For the locals and non-sailing visitors wandering the Nelson Bay foreshore, today’s Commodores Cup race, the second in the series, might have appeared an aimless exercise. ...

2015 Victorian Junior and Youth Championships – Winners announced By Yachting Victoria, , 8:02 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
The Club Marine 2015 Victorian Junior and Youth Championships came to a close on Sunday 12 April at Mornington Yacht Club, after two days of light winds, 5-15knts. ...

Southern chapter contest Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian title By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:18 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
A fleet of nine Victorian Sydney 38s entered for this weekend’s class state title will vie for bragging rights as the fastest Sydney 38 on Port Phillip Bay. ...

2015 SLAM Combined High Schools Championships - Final day By Rod Carter, Belmont, NSW , 11:53 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
At the SLAM Combined High Schools Championship the final day’s racing lived up to expectations with overnight leader Tom Crockett (Whitebridge High) and John Cooley (Scots College) proving their worthy of leading the event with exciting racing. ...

VIC Junior and Youth Championships – O’pen BIC’s invited to compete By Ryan Spring, Mornington Yacht Club , 10:42 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
The 2015 Victorian Junior and Youth Championships were held at Mornington Yacht Club over the weekend (11th-12th April 2015), and saw over 170 of Australia’s finest youth sailors battle it out in a range of classes to claim the VIC Championship title. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng set for in-port race return with new spar By + Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:17 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday after the boat arrived in Itajaí right on schedule ready for the refit of a new mast. It has been a long journey for the stricken boat since the top of its mast fractured 200 nautical miles (nm) from Cape Horn in Southern Ocean conditions on March 30 during the leg five from Auckland to Itajaí, south-east Brazil. ...

2015 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Start planning to go troppo By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 4:03 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Now is the time for skippers and crew to start planning their visit to northern Queensland to compete in ninth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The racing is on from August 27 through to September 1, but there is plenty on the island to do and see before and event after the regatta, including enjoying a leisurely holiday with family and friends. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng gets race ready in Itajai By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:57 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
After being escorted by the local police, blocking off several roads, taking on a few sharp turns, adjusting a street sign and enduring incessant honking from the Brazilian traffic, Donfeng's new mast finally arrived at the village in Itajai yesterday. And early the next morning, after 10 days at sea, the shore crew of Dongfeng Race Team delivered the boat to Itajai ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A day in the racing life of an on-board reporter By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 3:39 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
You’re prodded awake in the middle of the night. After a meal of freeze-dried pasta, you hoist yourself into a soaking wet sailing suit and step outside into the cockpit. At that exact moment, the bow of the 65-foot Volvo Ocean race boat buries itself into the rear of an enormous wave. Thousands of litres of ice-cold water spray violently into your face. Your working day has started. ...

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