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Luna Rossa beats NZL-92; BMW Oracle top of the table; Fisher's View | 27/04/2007
From the Blogs; No racing again at Valencia; Bob Fisher reports on the effects of doing nothing | 24/04/2007
Race schedule given further tune-up; Two jolts on second day of racing; Emirates Team NZ get a comfortable win | 23/04/2007
Five days lost out of Six; Bob Fisher reports; Corporate hospitality at the Louis Vuitton Cup | 22/04/2007
Racing gets underway to a surprise result; Allianz hosts video and birthday; Schedule is re-booted | 21/04/2007
Bob Fisher on Measurement; Four days of racing lost - what now? Musto Screensaver; Eric Doyle audio clip | 20/04/2007
Bob Fisher on the Race Schedule; No racing again in Valencia; Musto screensaver | 19/04/2007
Fisher on the lowlife shorelife; No racing again in windless Valencia; The Spanish way | 18/04/2007

News - World & Australia

The U.S. Coast Guard announced on Thursday that the bodies of two sailors who participated in Saturday's Dauphin Island Regatta had been found. That brings the total number to five sailors dead, with one still missing ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - After being lifted all morning, it was Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel who gybed first away from the mid Atlantic high at 1630 UTC. ... [more]  

Beginning with the opening races of the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on July 25th and 26th this summer, BT Sport will offer live coverage of all America’s Cup racing to viewers in the UK and Ireland through to the Finals in 2017. ... [more]  

Tomorrow Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 will finish. Today's menu consisted of a coastal race for the Wally, Maxi 72, IRC, ORC 0, ORC 1 and Vintage/Classic fleets and windward/leeward races for the rest of them. Today was a big day in Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 regatta, for the first time the 140 boats registered sailed in the ay and in fresh breeze. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Gybe time! The long awaited manoeuvre has just played out at the front of the pack. Team Brunel led the move, gybing just minutes before Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing at about 16:42 UTC. Now on port, the two teams led the game back west to a smiling Dongfeng Race Team who then gybed about 7.5 nautical miles ahead and 2nm to leeward. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Three teams now set up and sailing in Bermuda by Richard Gladwell/ NZL
Three of the six teams entered, or who have indicated they will enter, the 2017 America's Cup are now set up and sailing Bermuda. Artemis Racing (SWE) are the third team to sail in two man foiling catamarans and joined the first team, Ben Ainslie Racing and Defenders Oracle Team USA. ... [more]  

America's Cup champions, Oracle Team USA have shifted base from San Francisco and are now in Bermuda, with their base in the final stages of construction - but being used. The team has been sailing in foiling Phantoms, until the launch of their AC45S on Monday. ... [more]  

PalmaVela 2015 – Back to back wins bring Azzurra to the head of a tight pack and tomorrow will be the final day of racing ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – A patchy seven-knot breeze blew across the Chinese racecourse today as the nine international Extreme 40s took to the water in the shadows of the Qingdao skyscrapers at Act three. The change in conditions mirrored a change in rank within the fleet, as Team Turx powered by Kaya Ropes stepped up to the mark. Replay today’s racing here. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – Skippers Leigh McMillan and Stevie Morrison will be aiming to sprinkle some magic dust on the racetrack tomorrow after both Oman Sail teams The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air experienced challenging days in Qingdao, China, today ... [more]  

Top of the Gulf 2015 - day 2. Sheep in the paddock but no polar bears by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya
The weather forecasts promised 5kts all day from the southwest, then south, and then south east. The weather forecasts were wrong. Jomtien Beach is pretty much a law unto itself when it comes to the cats and dogs department, and looking out of the window is nearly always the best option. ... [more]  

A recap of the Sydney Sailboat Expo, a catch up with Anthony 'Knocka' Nossiter on Bart's Bash, the Canadian Ocean Racing Team, a landlubber, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club Etchells Nationals preview and an important announcement about a certain logistics sponsor! GAC Pindar are now on board with Adventures of a Sailor Girl ... [more]  

Top of the Gulf Regatta - day 2 - better breeze all round by TOG Event Media, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya
White caps and 12 knots of breeze welcomed sailors on the startline for Day 2 of the 2015 Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina. After a tricky first day with shifty light winds, Day 2 was fresh and all fleets were busy getting races on the scoreboard. ... [more]  

With NSW still cleaning up after last week’s severe weather, another East Coast Low is bringing more dangerous conditions to the State’s North and Mid North Coast. Marine Rescue NSW strongly recommends boaters exercise extreme caution and avoid taking to the water for recreational boating. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - A final race win in Sunday's medal race secured the team a Silver medal, and has moved the team one step closer to selection towards the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - In a tight battle at the front, a tiny 0.3 nautical miles (nm) separates the front three boats. Yes, we have a helluva race on with 1,450nm before we reach Newport, Rhode Island. Just west of Puerto Rico, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is making good progress north, past the Caribbean. The water is warm and the wind is blowing for some ‘champagne’, optimum sailing. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - New opportunities for the chasing pack may open up for the next 24 hours as fleet approaches first of a high-pressure ridge ahead. The leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Dongfeng Race Team and Team Brunel are all showing lighter conditions of around 10 knots of wind. Crossovers and crucial sail changes are coming into play as the leaders change up onto their A3 big kites. ... [more]  

Top of the Gulf day 1 - thoroughly uncooperative weather by Guy Nowell,, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya
The Top of the Gulf Regatta out of Ocean Marina Yacht Club at Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, has established a good reputation for itself over the last ten years. Good quality fleets, a very attractive location, hard and fast racing on flat water, and quietly efficient race management. That’s what it takes – that’s all it takes! ... [more]  

Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ – After mother nature forced the cancellation of racing on day one of the Act 3, Qingdao, today the dense fog lifted just enough for race director Phil Lawrence to squeeze in nine tight races, in front of the crowds that lined the shores of Fushan Bay. Replay the day’s racing here ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – The fog lifted just enough in Fushan Bay in Qingdao, China, to get some racing in on day two and cleared the way for Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat to climb the leaderboard ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Tactical decisions, exhaustion – and seaweed – were the main preoccupations of the fleet midway through leg six on Friday as the teams hurtled towards a point east of the Caribbean ... [more]  

The Macquart Marine Cronulla J24 Short Course Regatta is on for the 6-8 June 2015 (Queens Birthday Long weekend). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Seaweed has played a big part in the last 1000nm of racing, with all teams reporting they have had to stop and back down to clear the foils ... [more]  

The SB20 class is looking forward to its first Grand Slam event of the 2015 season at the stunning venue of Hyeres in the South of France, from May 1-3, 2015. ... [more]  

The America’s Cup is teaming up with some of the biggest names in the marine industry to launch an ambitious Community Sailing Project, with a focus on leaving a sporting legacy in Bermuda. ... [more]  

The call has gone out for entrants to join in the newly introduced Classic Yacht Class for the ninth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. Yachts with time on their side and built for racing in an earlier era are encouraged to join the regatta which has a relaxed and friendly style. Often these boats are found to be good examples of tradition and craftsmanship ... [more]  

Azzurra kicked off the PalmaVela test event with results that confirm the performance potential of the new boat. The first day of racing at PalmaVela saw Azzurra start with an encouraging second place finish in first race followed by a fourth place in second. Winds were light and southerly in Palma’s bay and favoured the left side of the course where the land mass creates breezes and a good lift. ... [more]  

11th TOG attracts overseas sailors by TOG Event Media, Jomtien Beach, Thailand
Sailors are competing for three perennial trophies: Top of the Gulf Regatta trophy, the prestigious Coronation Cup, competed for by the one-design platu class, and the Thailand Optimist National Championships, which combined make the award-winning Top of the Gulf Regatta one of the most diverse class line-ups in the region. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet has exhibited much more subtle behavior in the past 12 hours. The six teams are eagerly awaiting a very solid right-hand shift north. ... [more]  

Thai and Australian sailors turnout in numbers for 11th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina. The 11th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina is set to welcome sailors from around the world, lead by a strong Thai and Australian contingent, to compete in what has become Asia's largest multi-class regatta, held at South East Asia's largest marina, Ocean Marina. ... [more]  

Most of Team Vestas Wind crew members have been reunited in Bergamo, Italy, at the Persico shipyard where the rebuild process progresses swiftly and on a very tight schedule to make it possible for the boat to be in Lisbon, ready to join in for the last legs of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

Here we are again, with the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3 Qingdao in Fushan Bay. The forecast is predicting a mixed bag, with everything from strong gusts to light winds, fog, and a risk of southerly winds changing to a dangerous northerly, whereby invisible gusts channel through the skyscrapers hitting the unsuspecting Extreme 40’s. ... [more]  

At the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Qingdao, persistent heavy fog forced the cancellation of racing on day one. It is only fourth time in the nine-year history of the Series that mother nature has forced the organisers to cancel racing, but the first time it has happened due to fog. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel collides with a large fish
Volvo Ocean Race – Another lead change
International 420 Class launches Exercise e-Book
Ben Ainslie Racing - The fitter they are the faster they fly
The new Azzurra is ready for her debut at Palmavela
Volvo Ocean Race - A nail-biting decision
California kick off for 16th World Match Racing Tour Season
Defender to assist new Japanese Challenger at 35th America's Cup
Volvo Ocean Race - Aggressive move by Team SCA
Team Alvimedica's Will Oxley celebrates a big birthday at sea
Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta - Offshore or Inshore? *Feature
52 Super Series 2015 - Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week launch
All sails set for 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Aarhus
2017 America’s Cup – Butterfield named official Bermuda Bank
Volvo Ocean Race – The Poker game game continues as Abu Dhabi leads
Keel design scrutinised in UK Marine Accident report on Cheeki Rafiki
CYCA member Patricia Warn passed away
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Illawarra to Queensland border
Volvo Ocean Race – Close game at the head of the fleet
Website error put Dauphin Island Regatta racers into deadly storm
America's Cup: Who is Emirates Team NZ's Peter Burling?   
Volvo Ocean Race - Battling to reduce the leverage   
Splits breaks and gains through Doldrums in Volvo Ocean Race   
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel leading the fleet to Newport   
Clipper Cup at Port Douglas – Entries open, five weeks to go   
2015 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award to be held this year   
Volvo Ocean Race – A cone of possibilities   
OK Dinghy sailors gather for Lindhardtsen Classic in Hellerup   
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA leads the fleet across the Equator   
NSW storms - Club Marine’s swift response to members in need   
Volvo Ocean Race - Significant gains back in past 12 hours   
Andy Claughton on British America's Cup design issues - Video   
Henri Lloyd winter warehouse sale starts Thursday   
London 2012 Gold medallists on the way back   
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet to deal with the doldrums   
Dauphin Island Race -One sailor dead, four missing after Alabama storm   
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - The world's biggest offshore race   
Volvo Ocean Race - Good days, bad days   
Burling and Tuke record 18th successive win in 49er class at Hyeres   
Gold and Silver for the NZL Sailing Team at ISAF World Cup in Hyeres   

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