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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

2015 MC38 Spring Regatta – Pittwater served up its usual antipasto plate of varying wind strength and direction on day one, the penultimate event of the 2015 Australian season championship. ... [more]  

Drama and world class racing are on the cards as teams battle for 470 World Championship glory and the all-critical nation qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games. ... [more]  

It's not outside assistance when it's the hand of God, right??? The local dolphins were very keen to see the return of high-end keelboat racing on Melbourne's Port Phillip. Alex McKinnon was out there to take it all in. From twists to funky knee dances, it was a day to remember. See her work at ... [more]  

The gaff-rigged cutter Terra Linna that sailed in the first Opening Day of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania season in 1880 today joined more than 220 yachts, motor yachts and off-the beach dinghies in celebrating the start of the 2015-2016 summer of sailing on the River Derwent. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – As the crew gradually settles into the life of ocean racing again, attention has now turned to the tactical decision of whether or not to go for the Scoring Gate. ... [more]  

2015 Argo Group Gold Cup – Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing from Australia and Chris Steele’s 36 Below Racing from New Zealand have advanced to the Quarterfinal Round at the 67th annual edition. ... [more]  

A new-look Audi China Coast Regatta got underway near the Ninepins island group this morning, with 40 boats on the entry list for Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s flagship Big Boat regatta. ... [more]  

Ahead of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Bermuda Bremont Watch Company, the Official Timing Partner of the America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA, spoke to to Grant Simmer, Oracle Team USA General Manager. ... [more]  

The WSSR Council announces the the establishment of a new world record on Fastnet Race original course ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Race – As the crews continue to acclimatise to the tumultuous conditions in the South Atlantic Ocean, the strong winds are helping the fleet make steady progress towards Cape Town, with leader Garmin closing in on the 500 nautical mile mark in less than 48 hours. ... [more]  

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series – Hotels are fully booked ahead of this month’s America’s Cup races — with hoteliers optimistic the event is already helping the ailing tourism industry to turn a corner. ... [more]  

If this week’s twilight yacht races are any indication, the stage is set for a great summer of sailing on Hobart’s River Derwent, with the colourful Opening Day on the river tomorrow and the Channel Race on Sunday. ... [more]  

A jib and main fleet will be sailing on Opening Day, which is this Saturday the 10th of October. The start time, start line and course will be the same as that for Division three. ... [more]  

The organisers of this summer’s America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth have learnt lessons and will improve the event next year. ... [more]  

With six of the eight Quarter Finalists set at the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour, all eyes are on the Repechage to see which two crews will join the action slated for Saturday. ... [more]  

The 2015 Men’s and Women’s 470 World Championships will get underway in Haifa, Israel from Monday, 12 October 2015 with Australian Sailing’s dual World Champions Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) aiming to defend their title for the third time in a row. ... [more]  

Team Vodafonesailing has confirmed that a GC32 foiling catamaran will be arriving in Auckland in early November and is expected to be racing a few weeks later. Designed by Dr Martin Fischer, the GC32 is similar to the foiling catamarans used in the America's Cup - but with a conventional soft sailed rig. ... [more]  

Israel 470 Nationals – Mat Belcher/Will Ryan dominated the 17 nation 470 Men fleet from start to finish, wrapping up with a 21 point lead. In the 470 Women, a phenomenal show of form from Chile’s Nadja Horwitz/Sofia Middleton pushed them into the lead from day three ... [more]  

Nationality rules and the America's Cup *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA
Given that the America’s Cup has always been a high-stakes game of international competition, multinational crews have become common, with some teams taking greater advantage of the Protocol’s weak nationality rules (for the ACWS, only one crewmember must hold a passport from the country whose flag is emblazoned on their wingsail) more than others. ... [more]  

Knut Frostad, the outgoing CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), was a dual Olympian who then sailed in four VORs. He has some strong views on sailing, lawyers and sportsmanship.Part IV of the Sail-World interview series continues. ... [more]  

Croatia Search for MOB sailor continues by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
Search continues for Omani sailor MOB 22 nm south of Pula Croatia yesterday. Musandam-Oman Sail, MOD70, skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA), reported a Man Overboard (MOB) at 05:05 Central European Time on Wednesday 7 October off the coast of Croatia (position: 44° 32' 98N - 014° 02' 50E). ... [more]  

2015 Queensland Impulse State Championships overall by Queensland Impulse Assosciation, Hervey Bay
The 11th Queensland Impulse State Championships were held in variable conditions at the Hervey Bay Sailing Club over the October labor day long weekend. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is underway with the fleet mostly in a tightly-bunched pack after 140 nautical miles and 14 hours of racing. ... [more]  

The Notice of Race and Online Entry for the inaugural Optimist Nations Cup have opened today, Thursday October 8th 2015. ... [more]  

Well, to be honest, that all got a much closer to really happening than we expected when we set out. In the end the real show stopper was the same old nemesis of all speed sailors... the weather. The forecast changed rapidly and the stiff SW-WSW winds we were looking for simply faded away. These winds would have enabled us to run in close to the Cause-way along the shore where the water is flat ... [more]  

Audi China Coast Regatta - 4 minutes with the Regatta Chairman by Guy Nowell,, Hong Kong
“This year’s regatta will be held in the area east of Tung Lung and between Basalt Island to the northwest, the Ninepins in the middle and Po Toi and Waglan in the south east. We have taken a lesson from Cowes Week, and will be using not only ‘islands’ marks, but also movable ‘Club’ marks, re-positioned for each race to balance out the ratio of beats, reaches and runs ... [more]  

The quality of the weekend’s Queensland Etchells Championship was not only measured by those that showed up to race. There were former World and Australian Champions and Olympic Team Member, Jake Lilley, out on the water as testament to that. The yardstick for that quality was also evident in the sublime weather, terrific facilities of the Southport Yacht Club and the hot competition. ... [more]  

Entries are now open for all Olympic Classes via the ISAF website for the 2015 ISAF SWC – Melbourne Regatta. Unlike past years where the event has controlled the entry process, this year the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne (ISAF SWC- Melb) entries are managed directly by ISAF. ... [more]  

The second race in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race series, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, started off the Brazilian coast today for its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa. ... [more]  

The penultimate event of the World Match Racing Tour, the Argo Group Gold Cup commenced today with wind conditions that kept crews on their toes and will keep the repair crews up late tonight. ... [more]  

Haifa, Israel will play host to the world’s best Olympic 470 class sailors this month, including NZL Sailing Team crews Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox. ... [more]  

Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe – The Real Club Nautico de Arrecife hosted the prize giving awards ceremony for the first stage. Ocean racing seems much better in fine weather. This was certainly the case for the competitors taking part in the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

2016 Olympic Games – ISAF is pleased to announce the names of the ISAF Race Officials who will be officiating in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – Spithill and Jackson team-up for showdown
Southampton apprentices push out the boats for Land Rover BAR
Missing Sailing Yacht Europa
Michael Clarke joins Perpetual Loyal for Rolex Sydney Hobart race
Hong Kong yacht missing on South China Sea delivery
Famous vintage yacht on the market
All to play for at the 2015 Argo Group Gold Cup
Williams Versus Walker first up at Argo Group Gold Cup
33 South Racing set to debut in Sydney stage of Extreme Sailing Series
Aussies, Seppos and the Americas Cup *Feature
Discover Sailing Days Victoria – 65 yacht clubs to participate
America's Cup - Luna Rossa's Sirena joins Emirates Team NZ
America's Cup - Land Rover BAR launches its latest boat + Video
2016 Vendée Globe – Alex Thomson Racing makes clear winning intentions
Boaters congratulated on conduct during first boating safety operation
MC38 Spring Regatta part of busy IdS weekend on Pittwater
Yachting New South Wales - Youth Championships 2015 VIDEO
ISAF invites bids for 2019 ISAF Youth World Championships
World Match Racing Tour - Argo Group Gold Cup post hurricane
Pre-notice of race posted for 2016 ORC World Championship
Fastest boat on the planet Sailrocket 2 almost ready to rock   
Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe – Minis are all in place in Lanzarote   
Malibu Houston Pro – Meagan Ethell and Mike Dowdy dominate   
2015 Para World Sailing Championships – Excitement is building   
2015 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – More images by Carlo Borlenghi   
2015 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Yachting NSW Youth Championships – Breeze shutdown makes results final   
Australian 18 Footers League’s 2015-2016 Season - One week to go   
2015 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 4 images by Joy Dunigan   
Sunscreen - Do you know what SPF actually means?   
2015 RC44 World Championship Cascais – Winner crowned   
Extreme Sailing Series – Istanbul - The Wave, Muscat dominate   
Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Sail teams round off a glorious weekend   
Malibu Houston Pro – Top men advance to the semi-finals   
RC44 World Championship Cascais– High scoring day for top teams +Video   
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – A festive event par excellence   
Yachting NSW Youth Championships –Botany Bay breather from Sydney heat   
Images + Video from the Melges 20 Worlds - San Francisco Bay - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series - Live coverage from Istanbul - Act 7, Day 4   
Clipper Round the World Race - Second competitor runs aground in Rio   

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