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AC35, VOR, Olympic class racing—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/02/2015
Cupnews, VOR report, OD sailing—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/30/2015
BWR and VOR, GC32s and Rio 100—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/26/2015
Barcelona leaders a day from finish, Chinese gybes down south and more | 03/25/2015
Southern Ocean fun, BWR, AC news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/23/2015
Olympic sailing, VOR, BWR update—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/19/2015
VOR, Video, Pam, the Chicks and Leg 5 ahead | 03/17/2015
Cyclone Pam, 2015 Parapan Games—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/14/2015
VOR, Cupnews France’s sad loss—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/12/2015
Volvo Ocean Race – Vestas report and more time for analysis | 03/09/2015
Winter blues, VOR, Paralympics—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/07/2015
Volvo, AC and design your own Rio key-ring teardrop | 03/02/2015
Rolex awards, Cup and VOR update—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 02/28/2015
Fast Caribbean 600, VOR and BWR—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 02/26/2015
Volvo, BRW, AC 18 footers and more | 02/23/2015
Cup and offshore racing news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 02/22/2015
Cup and offshore racing news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 02/21/2015
Cup and offshore racing news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 02/21/2015
Winter doldrums, VOR, BWR, Cup—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 02/19/2015
A critical time for Olympic and Paralympic sailing | 02/16/2015
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News - Canada & the World

Today Team SCA passed the mystical and legendary Cape Horn, the Southern headland of America, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. When passing the Horn at 1142 GMT the crew paid a tribute to their late coach Magnus Olsson ('Mange') who passed away close to two years ago, at the age of 63. ... [more]  

Trofeo Princesa Sofía – 2014 ISAF Worlds silver medallist in Santander and world number one in the Finn class, Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) is sailing in Palma with a clear objective: select for the Olympic Games and win a medal in Rio ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) continued to power towards Itajaí at the head of the fleet on Wednesday with the possibility of extending their overall Volvo Ocean Race lead tantalisingly within their reach. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It has been a steady night of upwind sailing for the lead pack as they head north, beating in 25 knot winds. There have been no major changes with the front four in the past 12 hours. Reports from the boats are saying they are preparing for a period of stronger winds in the next 24 hours as they catch the top of a low-pressure system passing them to the south. ... [more]  

Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 preview by International Six Metre Association
The International Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 will be hosted by the Société Nautique de La Trinité-sur-mer (SNT), Brittany from 29 May to 5 June. The team at SNT is world renowned for its event management and will be working closely with the International and French Six Metre Associations to deliver another outstanding regatta. ... [more]  

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – It was a long day in Palma with the late coming sea breeze delaying racing. Patience paid off and the second day provided great racing and allowed to complete the qualification stage. A seventh race was completed for the kites who will go into medal race mode on Wednesday. ... [more]  

Team SCA is due to round Cape Horn tomorrow between 1200 – 1800 UTC. They are still battling with the elements, squally conditions, sailing in 20 knots of wind, from west-northwest. Sea state is rough and waves are 6 metres high. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The America's Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of an exciting new America’s Cup Class - a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet, says a statement issued by ACEA. ... [more]  

Josh Junior (NZL) takes the lead at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma after being one of the few sailors to achieve any sort of consistency on the second day’s racing. Jonathan Lobert (FRA) drops to second on equal points, while Tapio Nirkko (FIN) remains in third with no race position better than seventh. Race wins went to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Junior. ... [more]  

For the professional offshore sailors of the world, mast breakages (or any sort of damage to the boat) is an unfortunate occupational hazard. For our rookie Chinese sailors on the other hand, the experience has been shocking, scary and bewildering. The reaction of Liu Xue (Black) is understandably in contrast to the pro crew who know how to manage these kinds of situations. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng elects to withdraw from Leg 5 by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com NZL
Dongfeng Race Team announced late tonight that they plan to retire from Leg 5 after breaking their mast in the Southern Ocean on Monday morning. Charles Caudrelier, the boat's French skipper had considered attempting to re-join the 6,776nm leg from Auckland to Itajaí after successfully nursing his red boat to Ushuaia, Argentina earlier in the day. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA - first for over a decade to round the Horn *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Within the next 24 hours, God willing, Team SCA will become the first women's crew to round Cape Horn in almost 15 years. Sail-World spoke to 2012 British Olympic representative Annie Lush a few minutes ago. She says they have had snow and plenty of hail in the last 24 hours, and the Chill factor on deck is minus five degrees ... [more]  

Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
Volvo Ocean Race – On Monday afternoon, Team Brunel rounded the infamous Cape Horn, with MAPFRE in their wake. A few hours later, Bouwe Bekking and his crew were forced to slow down, when their J1 headsail became damaged. ... [more]  

Etchells Midwinter Championship – After a beautiful weekend of competitive sailing, Tom Carruthers goes from the man behind the scenes to the man on top of the podium. ... [more]  

Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race – Members of the Newport Ocean Racing Association, hosts of the 68th annual race, announced today week the schedule for its race-related activities. The time-honored series of events, held within a week of the April 24 start off the Balboa Pier, has secured N2E not only as a race, but an epic event for the sailing community and residents at large ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Altadill and Muñoz crossed the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel at 23:47:00 hrs UTC this Monday night completing the 23, 321 miles course in 89d 11hrs 47mins ... [more]  

Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger as this open letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Congressional Caucus on national health of Olympic sailors suggests. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Yesterday was an epic day for the leading fleet as they rounded Cape Horn. Team Alvimedica was first out of the Southern Ocean and to cross into the Atlantic Ocean for the second time this race. ... [more]  

The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world’s longest running professional sailing series, announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship ... [more]  

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule ... [more]  

2015 Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The focus was on the kitesurfers during the first three days, and especially on Spanish rider Florian Trittel. ... [more]  

Some boats leaped into the lead while others strengthened their front-runner status on the third and final day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. The 62-boat fleet, boasting entrants from the Caribbean, USA and Europe, competed in eight classes on round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses with 10 to 15 knots of breeze. ... [more]  

Charles Caudrelier: “It’s really hard for everyone, we were leading the race overall and this is a kick in the teeth. Hurts to think about the other teams still in full competition, still sailing.”Dongfeng has not officially retired from leg 5 as yet and skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is still considering the possibility of the race crew continuing on from Ushuaia ... [more]  

Whilst everyone onboard remains in good shape considering circumstances, final miles to Ushuaia are anything but easy. Despite working throughout their day, which is now drawing to a close, the determined men of Dongfeng have not managed to remove all the damaged parts of the broken mast. The original mast rigging that holds up the remaining main section of mast is only in place on the port side. ... [more]  

From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ... [more]  

Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ... [more]  

Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ... [more]  

Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. With a broken FRO sail and electronic problems, the magenta crew now has to find the right balance between safety and racing. ... [more]  

Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar 2015 - The wind played dirty tricks all day in Palma on sailors and race committees who had to juggle with big shifts and different pressure. From 4 to 20 knots, and reaching 40 in some gusts, the wind turned around the bay playing with everybody's nerves! ... [more]  

Dongfeng Race Team, the joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) who broke their mast a day ago, eased their stricken boat to dry land and safety on Tuesday. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ... [more]  

2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series kicks off in Palma
America's Cup: Cost Savings vote really aimed at a late change of Boat
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn
Volvo Ocean Race - A sprint to Cape Horn
Barcelona World Race - Altadill comes home in triumphant second
Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean
St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit
2015 Congressional Cup Club Sail-Off - Stage two finals
Barcelona World Race - La confusion des sentiments
BWR - Barcelona ready to bid 'benvinguda' to Neutrogena Monday
Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor
Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken
Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature
2015 Malibu WWA Rider Experience schedule announced
Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race title sponsor announced
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Over 1,200 sailors will compete
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar -Kiteboarders compete for first time
Barcelona Race - L’équateur pour les uns, Gibraltar pour les autres
Barcelona World Race - Home waters
Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine   
St Thomas Int Regatta: No more of the Up and Down on Day 1   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild - Episode 2   
The Transat 2016 – City of Plymouth chosen as host venue   
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet dives south close to the ice limit   
America's Cup boils over with two leading Challengers set to walk away   
Charleston to host Audi Melges 20 National Championship   
46th Trofeo Princesa Sofía - US Sailing Team Sperry headed for Spain   
Volvo Ocean Race - The start of a new day   
Barcelona World Race - La fin de la foire   
Barcelona World Race - And the beat goes on!   
Volvo Ocean Race - bouncing along the barbed wire fence   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa threatens withdrawal over boat change   
Volvo Ocean Race - Skirting new ice limit lines on route to Cape Horn   
2015 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Green is the new black?   
North American Melges 32 fleet, locked and loaded   
Cheminées Poujoulat, vainqueur de Barcelona World Race 2014-2015   
Barcelona World Race - Bernard Stamm, Jean Le Cam, premières réactions   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fast sailing deep in the Southern Ocean - Video   
America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs   


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