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Newsletter Archive
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 fleet lined up for a two-race schedule on Day 4 of the 2015 Samui Regatta, but the Wind Gods had other ideas. A short delay while the breeze filled in and Ross Chisholm got IRC Zero off first only to abandon the race soon after following a significant wind shift. ... [more]  

2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally – Friday heralded the arrival of rally boats Paul Schapper’s Toroa, Robert Bryce’s Albatross and Joanna Pearson’s Odyssey of Fremantle into Bali Marina. It has been a busy week for Principal Race Officer Trevor Milton and Race Director Rob Thomas having been out on the water almost constantly for the whole week. ... [more]  

Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally – Retired race boat Slipstream, owned and skippered by the Rod Mulcahy arrived in Bali at 7.39pm on the 28th May 2015. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series commentator, Hannah White, today launched her bid to become the fastest woman on water over one nautical mile when she unveiled her latest venture; Project Speedbird. ... [more]  

Insurance may not be the buzzword. There is not unobtanium for keels, spinach enhanced sails or hulls of cut diamond and vibranium fuel cells powering arc reactors to rave on about. No. It is numbers, facts, risk and documentation. Boring? No. Quite the contrary if you happen to have put your boat up on a reef or Hughie blows it off its mooring, smashes her through everything in sight... ... [more]  

Sailboat Racing, Iditarod-Style—A look at the Race to Alaska *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA
When it comes to big adventures in small boats, it’s tough to beat the Race to Alaska, which starts in Port Townsend, Washington, and takes racers to Ketchikan, Alaska, by way of a stopover in Victoria, British Columbia. The race rules are straightforward and simple—get to Alaska, via any type of non-motorized craft, as fast as possible, via any route, as long as the journey is self-supported. ... [more]  

Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) has extended his lead at the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece to six points after the hardest day's sailing many here can remember. Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) and Martijn Van Muyden (NED) are on equal points in second and third, but anyone in the top seven can win a medal, and anyone in the top five can take the title. There is still a lot to play for in Kavala. ... [more]  

With 70 days to go and entries now at 42, it is looking very positive for another record breaking year of entries with 130 plus boats expected. The IRC and Sports Boat divisions are both seeing a higher level of entries compared with last year, with six entries in Sports Boats and 10 in the IRC divisions to date. ... [more]  

Two veterans of Fremantle to Bali Race arrive just 15 minutes apart by Jayllee Carter and Oakridge Communication Group
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Two veterans of the Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally, Sue Sea and Mustang Sally arrived in Bali within fifteen minutes of each other today (Thursday) with skippers and crew of both yachts elated by the sail and the allure of the island. ... [more]  

For a man whose boat finished only fifth in the transatlantic leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker was sporting a surprisingly large smile on Thursday ... [more]  

Quantum Sail Design Group Day at the Farr 40 West Coast Championship proved quite interesting. Principal race officer Peter Reggio held the 15-boat fleet at the dock for an hour then delayed for another hour out on the water waiting for the sea breeze to fill in. ... [more]  

Louis Vuitton’s longest standing partnership is one that over the years, has become synonymous with audacious endeavors and a quest for excellence. ... [more]  

2015 Finn World Masters - Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) has taken a one point lead after the only scheduled race was completed late in the day. Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) is up to second while Martijn van Muyden (NED) drops to third. Race wins went to Marc Allain des Beauvais (FRA) and Vladimir Butenko (RUS). ... [more]  

The summer is fast approaching and CORK is very excited to welcome more than 1500 competitors to Kingston to compete. The Laser Canadian Championships, this summer’s first event, is less than one month away, with racing on June 20-21. ... [more]  

Australians with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are taking part in a world-first voyage that arrived in Sydney at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia for World MS Day on May 27 before setting sailing up the east coast of Australia. ... [more]  

2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Annemieke Bekkering and Annette Duetz turned on the afterburners of their 49er FX skiff to take three wins from three races on the second day of Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland. ... [more]  

While it may not be the event's ultimate prize, the monohull battle for line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race is always hotly contested, coming with considerable bragging rights. This year's race from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock, coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the event's organiser the Royal Ocean Racing Club will see the world's two very newest maxis jockeying for this prize ... [more]  

In a very significant move, Louis Vuitton has renewed its sponsorship of the full Challenger Selection Series, extending the longest sponsorship in international sport. Louis Vuitton has become the title partner of the America’s Cup World Series, the America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs as well as the presenting partner of the 35th America’s Cup Match. ... [more]  

Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 1 by Tink Chambers, Cabrillo Beach
Competition in the Farr 40 West Coast Championship got off to a rousing start as conditions off Cabrillo Beach were outstanding and the action on the race course was close. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) was restored to the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Wednesday, nearly six months to the day when the boat ran aground, setting off a story of teamwork, determination and sheer hard work to return the crew to the start line in Lisbon. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - As the Publisher of Canadian Yachting Magazine and a member of the Sail-World.com team, I sometimes get to go behind the scenes and see how the boating community works and sometimes get to see how boats are built and races run. ... [more]  

2015 Samui Regatta - A full race-card was completed for all the fleet on Day three of the 2015 Samui Regatta: three windward/leewards kept the racers and cruisers busy with little time to rest. ... [more]  

Entries close on Friday so it’s time to hop to it and grab the one remaining charter bargain for next week’s Marinepool Etchells Australasian Winter Championship. ... [more]  

Georges River Sailing Club on Sydney’s Botany Bay will once again be hosting the Yachting NSW Youth Championships, one of the largest youth sailing regattas in the country, over the long weekend 3rd – 5th October. ... [more]  

In the early morning of Wednesday 27th October 2015, Team Vestas Wind made the final journey by road from the port of Setu´bal to Lisbon, accompanying their Volvo Ocean 65, the “Vestas Wind” to the Portuguese stopover. Final preparations, including the reassembly of the keel and rig, are now underway on land as the team prepares to return to the water for the first time. ... [more]  

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) completed a tight Newport-Lisbon Leg 7 early on Wednesday to increase their chances of finishing with a podium place in the Volvo Ocean Race and also keep alive the possibility of overall victory. The Dutch boat sailed an excellent transatlantic leg, edging Spain's MAPFRE (Iker Martínez/ESP) into second place, just 22 minutes behind. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel wins Leg 7 in Lisbon by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking) has taken line honours in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. She crossed the finish line in Lisbon at 0500UTC crossing in light winds just after daybreak. The result does not alter the points situation with Abu Dhabi retaining a lead of five points over Dongfeng.The Chnese entry is still to appear in front of the International Jury over incidents at the start of Leg 7. ... [more]  

These school holidays families are invited to spend day having an Arctic adventure at the Australian National Maritime Museum as it presents a range of activities for children inspired by its major exhibition Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica. Have fun making snowdomes, take part in a print making workshop, get hands on with the Cabinet of Curiosities or go on a character-lead tour of the museum. ... [more]  

Fremantle to Bali Race - Playground first rally boat across the line by Jayllee Carter and Oakridge Communication Group
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - First over the line in the 2015 Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Rally was Martin Webster and Greg Barrett’s catamaran Playground. Crossing the finish line in Bali at 12.49am on Wednesday 27th May 2015 completing the 1440 nautical mile race in eight days and 14 hours. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race has been called the ‘last great adventure’ and with the world getting smaller every day in many ways it is. Even with today’s modern conveniences, it’s still a test of human will that spans nine months and nearly 40,000 nautical miles. ... [more]  

As the Volvo Ocean Race boats are approaching the next stopover of Lisbon, here is the video of the Sailor Girl's on water adventure for the in port race and start in Newport, Rhode Island. Includes all the on water action to re-live what it was like for the spectators and racers, as well as her own little 'adventure' right in front of the main crowd... As pictured!!! ... [more]  

2015 Finn World Masters – Twelve years on from his last major Finn regatta Martijn van Muyden (NED) has taken a narrow lead in Kavala, Greece from Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) and Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS). ... [more]  

Catch the live and replay coverage of the Leg 7 Finish in Lisbon Portugal. Check the video link below to see the countdown for the live action and then the replay. Coverage starts at 0300 UTC ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Intense race towards the finish line
Int Jury to conduct four Hearings in Lisbon over Traffic Zone breaches
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Polish windsurfers dominate windy opening day
Volvo Ocean Race - Lisbon gears up for thrilling finale
2015 Club Marine NSW MR Championship - Notice of race announced
Free Open Day including Discover Sailing at Southport Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - Full drag race mode towards finish line
Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta - Veteran sailor shares old memories
Brighton Ladies Skippers Series - Audacious blitzes yet again
Storm Trysail Club 70th Block Island Race overall
2015 Farr 40 West Coast Championship preview
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week- northern Quest for Steel's new boat
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA’s fired up for short courses *Feature
Who will be entry # 100 for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015
Over 700 boats are competing in the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2015
Big interest in new San Francisco America's Cup style series *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - The rich will get richer
2015 Finn World Masters - Yuri Tokovoi shines on first day
56th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament® makes history
Volvo Ocean Race – Major upset as fleet heads for Lisbon *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Piling on the pressure   
Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour-Glenn Ashby to sail on Sultanate of Oman GC32   
Fremantle to Bali Race - Is there a doctor in the house?   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet is 700nm away from the finish line in Lisbon   
Clipper Cup - A premier sailing event   
Gladwell's Line - #LetsGetDalton *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Intense battle in light wind   
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Indian takes line honours   
Volvo Ocean Race - Right hand shift arrives in style   
2015 Finn World Masters - 204 Finns ready for idyllic race   
2015 WMRT Match Race Germany - Semi final sweep for Monnin and Basic   
Volvo Ocean Race - Upset in the last legs??   
Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – L and V   
Land Rover Winter Series - Light conditions for Race 5   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind boards the ferry + Video   
Transpac 2015 - Supermaxis set to blast race records   
CYCA wins state of origin Australian Youth Match Racing battle   
Fremantle to Bali Race - Just a cooee from the finish line for Indian   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet is in yet another transition   
Dangerous conditions for Northern NSW boaters   


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