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Here's wishing you a peaceful and happy festive season | 19/12/2013
News from the world of the cruising sailor | 12/12/2013
Drugs on sailboats, yacht-friendly countries change, deserved honours | 05/12/2013
Sat search and rescue,yachts challenge oil drillers, Chalong Bay stars | 28/11/2013
Nominate a special sailor, rally news, rogue waves | 21/11/2013
Salty Dawg, cruising old and older, docking boon for solo sailors... | 15/11/2013
Winter sailing adventures, new seasick cure and more... | 07/11/2013
Fast pace of sailing technology changing the world as we know it | 31/10/2013
Adventure, dangers, threats and an incredible amount of joy | 23/10/2013
Ghost ship sighting, British sailor prosecuted, clever autopilot, more | 17/10/2013
Come sail over the horizon...engineless, junk-rigged and happy...more | 10/10/2013
Rallies galore, Capt. Calamity returns, the Winner 9.00, more... | 03/10/2013
Tall ships Regatta, Northwest Passage update, dramatic rescues, more.. | 26/09/2013
Sailing adventures galore, practical advice and new products | 19/09/2013
World and Local Cruising News | 13/09/2013
Northwest Passage Yachts trapped, zaniest yacht club, dinghy cruising | 05/09/2013
Rally to the sun...beware of 'Sandy' boats...rig your own boat...more | 29/08/2013
North West Passage woes...hope for Nina?...cruising economically | 22/08/2013
Adventures,misadventures,ICE, invasive sealife, Jimmy Cornell seminars | 16/08/2013
Adventures,misadventures,ICE, invasive sealife, Jimmy Cornell seminars | 15/08/2013
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News - Canada & the World

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 by Bluewater Cruising Association
The Bluewater Cruising Association Mid-Island Group is proud to host the second annual MIST event in Nanaimo, May 2 and 3. MIST is dedicated to the development of traditional sailing skills by practice in the “great water laboratory” at our doorsteps rather than by theory in a classroom setting. This is an excellent hands-on training experience on its own or in addition to V.I.C.E. ... [more]  

After a wild day in the Southern Ocean, the On Board Reporters filed these stories and images of Chinese Gybes, broken gear, staying safe, and plenty of fast sailing in 30-35kts winds. 'In 24 hours we got it all. The most spectacular sailing you can imagine and a total wipe out with shredded sails, broken bits and pieces and a boat in a complete mess as a consequence.' ... [more]  

With less than 220 miles left, and at times today making just two to three knots towards the Barcelona World Race finish line, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam were taking nothing at all for granted. ... [more]  

A day of team building, a day of character building! The magenta boat of Team SCA was, for a short time this morning a white boat - as a 50kt hail squall passed over. After last night’s rough riding, spirits were high enough to find the fun side of the grim weather with a ‘snowball' fight. ... [more]  

The sailing world is changing fast. Flying boats, rigid sails, new events, new partners and sponsors, new venues. Following the trend, and determined to be at its heart, the Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and format for its 2015 edition, to take place over December 7-8. ... [more]  

Canada's National One Design Sailing Academy is pleased to announce that two-time Olympian Greg Douglas has joined the 1D Sailing Academy team. 'We are very excited to have Greg coming aboard,' said Dave Smith speaking for 1D. ... [more]  

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   
Desviando de icebergs, barcos da VOR entram na zona do frio   
Spring is here - Time to go sailing!   
Barcelona World Race - Trois chiffres au compteur   
2015 Saint Barth Bucket Race - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery   
Which 49er World Champion will win a Volvo or America's Cup first? *Feature   
Barcelona World Race - Sunday afternoon in the Med?   


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