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Channel 16, the worlds strangest yacht club, pirates and more | 05/03/2009
40 days disabled in the Atlantic, the desperate bid to save the boat...sailor's life endangered by chatting on Channel 16...Recipes from 'the squiggly line'...the perfect yacht for reclusive royals...and much more | 26/02/2009
How to get a boat loan in a tough economy...Jeppesen C-map upgrade...unmanned drone traps Somali pirates...three solo circumnavigators have a casual lunch...and much more | 19/02/2009
Europe's award winning yachts, categorised by their use...ice sailing...Captain Calamity of New Zealand...vertical yachts...new generation generators - coming soon...and much more | 12/02/2009
Scarier than Somali pirates - the ocean gyres...yachtsman murder arrest...where oh where shall I keep my yacht...242 on doomed sailing trip...and much more | 05/02/2009
Anatomy of a rescue...world's largest yacht - will it ever be finished?...Sailor's shooting death in Antigua...8 tips for sailing in coral waters...letter from the Indies...and much more | 29/01/2009
Inspiring story of seamanship...debris danger in English Channel...Piracy Doubled...dismasting of Side by Side...and much more... | 22/01/2009
Pirates drowned with money...How's your anchoring etiquette?...Vendee Globe musings...No land for 1000 days...Secret life for Lord Nelson?... and much more | 15/01/2009
Selecting the right dinghy...how's your anchoring etiquette?...the Chinese - before Columbus?...garbage soup - the North Pacific Gyre... and much more... | 08/01/2009
Searching for Nirvana in 2009 | 01/01/2009
Where are all the cruising sailors at Christmas? | 24/12/2008
new yacht hijacking off Somalia...around the Americas - high adventure with a mission...yachtsman's death reasons...Belize - destination to pine for...and much more | 18/12/2008
Cloud Nine in the North West Passage...ice sailing speed...Francis Joyon French Sailor of the Year...Ten Mainsail Tips for Short-handed Cruisers...MOB invention...and much more | 11/12/2008
Rogue Waves - they're not myths...Roman Abramovich' Final Pirate Solution... sailing mast hit by aircraft...no alcohol for sailors in UK?...and much more... | 04/12/2008
Enjoying the Storm... Teen solo circumnavigators-Zac and Mike...two survive on raft for three nights...behind the pirate lines...and much more... | 27/11/2008
No-one with any brains ever stayed on a yacht for an hour more than necessary -who said that?...New Kid on the Block, the RAYA anchor...AMVER gives awards after 25 years of rescues...and much more... | 20/11/2008
New Ovni yacht, another winner?...65ft Yacht Stormed off Ireland for drugs...AIS, One Cruiser's Experience...winning Boating article published here...and much more | 13/11/2008
Videos-Hurricane Ike and up the Red Sea...Detroit Sailor lost in horrendous conditions...Purchase a yacht, get a lifestyle...the truth about what's wrong with our oceans...and much more... | 06/11/2008
Circumnavigating the Americas...two teens compete for youngest circumnavigator...Fine Croatia sailing...Two Captain Calamities banned...Australian Customs, the real story...and more... | 30/10/2008
Sir Richard Branson... Pete Goss...Zac Sunderland...Hugo Boss... Sailors' Naughtical Almanac... Leaping dolphins and more... | 23/10/2008
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News - Canada & the World

Over 1,200 sailors from 65 countries are in Palma de Mallorca to compete in the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. This international regatta has become a regular feature for worldwide sailors who will race in the 10 Olympic events, the Formula Kite, the Dragon and the 2.4 Paralympic class, from the 28th of March until the fourth of April in the beautiful bay of Palma. ... [more]  

One of the innovations of the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar is the addition of Kiteboarding. For IKA CEO, Markus Schwendtner this represents an important step towards the inclusion of Kiteboarding as an Olympic discipline in 2020. ... [more]  

One of the novelties of the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar is the addition of Kiteboarding. For IKA CEO, Markus Schwendtner this represents an important step towards the inclusion of Kiteboarding as an Olympic discipline in 2020. ... [more]  

Au 86è jour de mer, la course continue de plus belle pour les six équipages de la Barcelona World Race toujours sur l’eau. Deuxième bateau attendu à Barcelone, Neutrogena, termine aujourd’hui sa progression vers Gibraltar. Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz sont attendus ce soir aux portes de la Méditerranée (entre 23h et minuit HF) ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Home waters by Barcelona World Race
Neutrogena, sailed by Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilean co-skipper José Munoz, should return into Mediterranean this evening. Once more One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are defying expectations and sailing quicker upwind than their rivals, 150 miles to their west, We Are Water. Current routeings have the two Catalan IMOCA 60's only hours apart at Gibraltar, too close to call right now. ... [more]  

Looking at the tracker right now it reminds me of the 1979 Atari Super Breakout game. The top five boats have been up and down all day, gybing along the ice limit as they head southeast. You see them sailing downwind on port tack doing 18 to 20 knots of speed on average. ... [more]  

Latest update from the Team Vestas Wind rebuild in Bergamo, Italy In this behind-the-scenes episode, Neil Cox and Tom Kiff update us on progress from Persico Marine in Italy. The hull is ready and the deck has been reconstructed ... [more]  

The Transat 2016 – The iconic sea-faring City of Plymouth (UK), known as Britain’s Ocean City, has won the bid to host the start of the next edition, ensuring that The Transat, the successor for professional sailors to the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR in 1960, will start from its historic ‘home’ of Plymouth on Sunday, May 8, 2016 ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – As with most exclusion zones tactically, the fleet wants to be the other side of it, but they are put there for the good of the fleet and safety of the sailors ... [more]  

The America's Cup boiled over with a split between two of the senior teams in the 35th America's Cup, and the commercial and marketing arm of the Cup Defender Golden Gate Yacht Club. The series of plays was triggered by a statement from the Luna Rossa Challenge that they would consider withdrawing from the 35th America's Cup if there was a change to the class announced nine months previously ... [more]  

When Sperry Charleston Race Week gets under way next month (April 16-19), there will a lot at stake for most of the competitors. And for the sailors competing in the Melges 20 fleet, even more will be on the line. The officers of the Audi Melges 20 Class have chosen to stage their 2015 national championship regatta as part of the event. ... [more]  

The US Sailing Team Sperry and US Sailing Development Team will be present in force at the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofía (March 28-April 4, 2015), one of the most enduring and prestigious Olympic-class regattas in the world. The event is held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, a venue with a rich sailing history, and this year approximately 1,000 sailors from over 50 nations are expected to compete. ... [more]  

This morning was a special sunrise for me. It has been a hard few days, full of emotion, stress, adrenaline. As skipper it is hard to find the balance between pushing the boat and crew, but making sure we stay safe and keep our boat in one piece. ... [more]  

La belle histoire! Il suffisait de regarder les trognes de Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam pour s’en convaincre. Ces deux-là ont vécu de sacrés moments de complicité à trouver les mille et une solutions pour résoudre les galères auxquelles ils ont dû faire face. Ils ont bataillé, se sont livrés et surtout, ils ont su partager mettre en commun leurs expériences au service du bateau. ... [more]  

While the Barcelona World Race winners Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam have been granted the best Spring weather the Catalan capital can muster for them to find their land legs after 84 racing days, the final 230 miles to Gibraltar for second placed Neutrogena look like being relatively straightforwards. ... [more]  

Another sleepless night for most of the fleet. As the girls on Team SCA had no choice but to take a less-is-more approach to navigate the ice limit, the rest of the fleet has been caught up in a gybing battle the whole way between the ice limits #7 and #8. ... [more]  

The Challenger of Record, long time America's Cup competitor, Luna Rossa have threatened to withdraw from the America's Cup if the mooted Protocol change to a smaller boat is implemented. Emirates Team NZ, via social media, have supported the Italian stand against the boat change. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - The ice limit coordinates, as decided by Race Control, have been dictating the action in the last eight hours. The first five boats are now short-gybing up a virtual coastline to within just 300 metres. ... [more]  

The 2015 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is all dressed up and ready to strut her stuff. We have submitted our application to Sailors for the Sea's Clean Regattas program, the world's only certification system for water based events. ... [more]  

In partnership with the Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC), the International Melges 32 Class Association is excited to announce a three-part Winter Series in 2015/16. Each event will be hosted by LYC and based out of the expansive Bahia Mar Marina and Hotel. Combining warm weather, a world-class racing venue that can provide just about every condition, and first class hospitality with easy logistics. ... [more]  

Cheminées Poujoulat co-skippé par Bernard Stamm (Suisse) et Jean Le Cam (France), a franchi en vainqueur la ligne d’arrivée de la Barcelona World Race à 17:50:25 UTC. Des vagues étaient de moins d'un mètre et le vent de SSE de 10-15 nœuds. ... [more]  

Ils sont arrivés au coucher du soleil devant Barcelone. A peine la ligne d’arrivée franchie c’est l’équipe technique de Cheminées Poujoulat qui est montée à bord du bateau avant d’accueillir la famille de Bernard Stamm.Les deux hommes rasés de près et visiblement heureux d’avoir remporté cette victoire se sont livrés au petit jeu des questions et des réponses ... [more]  

Video from all the boats from Day 6 and 7 of Leg 5 in the Volvo Ocean Race as the boats skirt the ice zone. Features fast sailing footage from all the boats, plus the on-board video of Team SCA's Chinese Gybe on Monday night. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
America's Cup organisers have issued a media release following a competitors conference believed to have been held last Monday. The thrust of the release is to focus on the recurring theme of reducing costs by using a smaller boat for the event. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race’s fleet passed over Point Nemo* on Wednesday – the furthest from land you can get when at sea– on the day that a new ice limit was introduced by organisers to keep the boats clear of a large iceberg that was drifting towards the path of the fleet. ... [more]  

The vastly experienced duo, Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) have won the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 and set the reference time for the two crew round the world race: 84 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds to complete the 23,321.76 miles of the theoretical course. ... [more]  

It was just at sunset, in the end, when Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam broke the finish line off Barcelona's iconic W-Hotel to complete their victory in the Barcelona World Race. They punched the air with delight as the gun sounded after 84 days and 5 hours of racing, a joyous release of elation and relief. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Despite the fleet being separated by 80nm it all comes down to the new front forming in the next 12 hours which will power the boats on to Cape Horn. Mapfre, as the southernmost boat, has the most wind as they head directly to the ice limit. ... [more]  

Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) are within 15 miles and about 90 minutes of sailing time of winning the third edition of the Barcelona World Race. The Cheminées Poujoulat co-skippers were still making 8-14kts of boat speed towards the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are now off Taragona, but have fallen into the zone of light winds which is protecting the finish line. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo is not going to be hard as it’s right in front of them. The fleet is now only 100 nautical miles from the most remote place in the whole world, also known as the Pole of Inaccessibility. It’s ironic really as the northern pack might pass through its very location, almost as if they were trying to visit this iconic point and run it down. ... [more]  

The rebuild of the VO65 Team Vestas Wind is progressing well at the Persico Marine facility to Bergamo, Italy. So far the the VO65 is on track to rejoin the race fleet during the Lisbon Stopover, taking the fleet back up to seven boats. ... [more]  

The Bakewell-White supermaxi 'RIO100' has taken Line Honours in the 800nm 2015 Newport Beach (Calif. USA) to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) International Yacht Race. Manouch Mosheyadi and his team won on debut in their home waters. ... [more]  

Mid-Island Sail Training event at Mark Bay
Volvo Ocean Race: Boat Blogs - A wild Southern Ocean shake-up + Video
Barcelona World Race - The longest day
Volvo Ocean Race - Whether the Weather again
Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and new format
Olympian Greg Douglas joins National One Design Sailing Academy
Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - just a month away
Volvo Ocean Race: A wild night in the Southern Ocean + Video
Etchells West Coast Series - Vince Brun wins first installment
Volvo Ocean Race: Deploying the Buoy
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet gybes and heads east again
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Two shows and 90 minutes from everywhere
America's Cup: AC72 - Luna Rossa Catamaran images by Carlo Borlenghi
2015 Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Barcelona World Race - Doucement, prudemment, sûrement…
Barcelona World Race - Final weather hurdles for Cheminees Poujoulat
Volvo Ocean Race: Leaving Auckland and catching Pam - Onboard Video
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet commits to southern routing
Dinghy Academy goes from strength to strength - Part two
St Barths Bucket Regatta 2015 - Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery   
Volvo Ocean Race – Sunshine and wind as fleet heads for Horn   
Volvo Ocean Race - Better safe than sorry   
Volvo Ocean Race - Another good day for Team Brunel   
Barcelona World Race - Leaders back in the Med -The final 500 miles   
Volvo Ocean Race - A failed attempt at a comeback   
2015 ISAF Youth World Championship - Registration to open   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel ups the pace   
Volvo Ocean Race - Bull in a China shop   
2015 Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Overall report   
What motivates a Clipper Round the World Race sailor?   
2015 Saint Barth Bucket Race - Day 2 images by Ingrid Abery   
2015 Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Barcelona World Race - Enjoying the moment   
Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Day 1 image highlights by Carlo Borlenghi   
Volvo Ocean Race: Icebergs force course change to keep fleet clear   
Volvo Ocean Race - If you want to get a-head get a hat!!   
Volvo Ocean Race - “It’s one hell of a baptism”   
Volvo Ocean Race - After the slamming, now respite   
Volvo Ocean Race - Pas le droit à l’erreur   


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