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Newsletter Archive
One-design racing on the menu! | 23/09/2012
The Vendée Globe is just around the corner! | 17/09/2012
AC72's are flying! | 09/09/2012
The cat is out of the bag! | 03/09/2012
Countdown to the Paralympic Games! | 26/08/2012
Everyone is a winner at Chester Race Week! | 20/08/2012
See you in Rio 2016! | 12/08/2012
Canadian windsurfers perform in Weymouth! | 05/08/2012
O Canada for London 2012! | 28/07/2012
The Road to Weymouth continues | 21/07/2012
Looking forward to the Vendée Globe! | 16/07/2012
An exciting VOR finale in Galway! | 08/07/2012
A North American final in the ACWS! | 01/07/2012
Newport welcomes the ACWS! | 24/06/2012
VOR – French win at home! | 17/06/2012
The VOR fleet is headed to France! | 11/06/2012
It's Sail for Gold for the Canadian Sailing Team! | 06/06/2012
Tacking duel in the VOR! | 27/05/2012
Canadian sailors secure Olympic spot! | 20/05/2012
Olympic windsurfing gathers international support! | 13/05/2012
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News - Canada & the World

A report from the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard Sail Loft deemed that the damaged sail was unusable. The report stated that ‘given the size of the tear and the area of damaged cloth it is not possible to repair SCA’s FR0 to a standard where it would be suitable for the remaining legs of the Race’ and concluded that it was ‘not repairable for the purpose of being used for further racing.’ ... [more]  

Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
In a statement published on the America's Cup website it is reported that the America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the ISAF-appointed independent jury for rules breaches during leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – A young and inexperienced Team Alvimedica sailed out of Newport, RI, last July in a Transatlantic training run to Europe to prepare for the start of the race. Ten months later, skipper Charlie Enright, 30, of Bristol, RI, and his crew have logged more than 40,000 ocean miles and now have their sights set on winning the 5,000-mile leg to their homeport. ... [more]  

There has been a succession of boats crossing the line in Barcelona since Cheminées Poujoulat’s triumph, and from conversations with the sailors and their press conference messages, it would appear that double-handed sailing requires somewhat different qualities to that of singlehanded sailing ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Two legendary figures of Vendée Globe and IMOCA 60 racing, both in their more senior years. Wilson competed in the 2008-9 Vendée Globe with distinction. ... [more]  

2015 Star Western Hemisphere Championship – The Stars are back on Biscayne Bay for the last time this season. The “Spring Championship” is being hosted by Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. Seven races are scheduled Through Sunday ... [more]  

US Melges 20 National Championship to take place on Charleston harbor by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association
The International Audi Melges 20 Class Association is thrilled to be holding one of its major class events in conjunction with Sperry Charleston Race Week (CRW) this weekend. ... [more]  

Recent winner of the double-handed round the world race, the Barcelona World Race alongside Jean Le Cam, Bernard Stamm is planning to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe in 2016, but not at any price... We met up with the skipper of Cheminées Poujoulat who looked back at what happened in his recent round the world race. ... [more]  

Tax day. For most of America, that’s a worry. For the 2,500 or so sailors participating in Sperry Charleston Race Week, not so much. In fact, for them, today was a breeze – literally. In 15-knot easterly winds, hundreds of sailors launched their boats at marinas, yacht clubs and boat yards around Charleston, while nearly 100 crews took to the water to enjoy some serious tune-up racing. ... [more]  

Entry fees Racers entering in the 20th Marion to Bermuda Race that starts June 19, 2015 will increase by $150 per yacht as the regular entry period ends Monday April 20th. The regular Entry Fee is $950 for Yacht and Skipper plus $50 for each additional crewmember. The entry fee for a service academy or University sailing club is $475 plus $50 for each additional crewmember. ... [more]  

2015 Les Voiles de St Barth - Today it was good to have big grinders on your Les Voiles de St. Barth sailing team, but it wasn't because the wind was overpowering. It was officially Lay Day--a day to take a break and have some fun midway between the four days of racing--and many of the 70 teams competing in the regatta decided to join in organized water games at the famously spirited Nikki Beach. ... [more]  

US Sailing is inviting literally everyone to sail ‘together’ for the 15th annual, worldwide Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing. For current sailors this means starting their summer of sailing by hoisting sails on the summer solstice weekend of June 20/21. For non-sailors it’s an invitation connect with sailing at one of the thousands of sailing programs and facilities that are open ... [more]  

Live coverage of Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race at Itajai by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Catch the live coverage of the Itajai In Port Race for the Volvo Ocean Race. Check on the video below for the countdown to the start time in your location Leg 6 to Newport RI will start the following day ... [more]  

The last hour of Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane's Barcelana World Race rather typified their whole race since having to pit stop into New Zealand. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series™ – The Team Turx powered by Kaya Ropes co-skipper, 38, on keeping it cool, being a movie star and creating a more peaceful world ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series™ – On one of the world’s busiest waterways, the Huangpu River, in the Bund area of Shanghai, hundreds of thousands of passers-by were stopped in their tracks today by the unique sight of the Land Rover Extreme 40 sailing on this iconic waterway alongside cargo ships, tankers and passenger ferries. ... [more]  

Jorg Riechers (GER) and Sebastien Audigane (FRA) brought their Barcelona World Race to an end today (Thursday) when they sailed Renault Captur across the finish line off the Catalan capital's landmark W-Hotel at 11:35:22hrs UTC to take sixth place ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) shore manager Neil Cox has paid tribute to the joint efforts to return the Danish boat into the race – and is cautiously optimistic they are on track ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind's Neil Cox updates on the progress from Persico Marine as work continues on the VO65 ahead of their expected return to the Volvo Ocean Race in Lisbon. There's still a lot to do, but things are moving quickly and in the right direction, as Coxy explains ... [more]  

The Sailor Girl has been busy, racking up a year of shows. A few weeks ago, she also had the chance to sit down with James Spithill while he was in town to chat about all things sailing, including his own origins within the sport, and of course the next America's Cup. Here is show #43 including some on board action with the Yachting NSW Youth Team and some additional talk with James Spithill. ... [more]  

The finest Olympic classes sailing talent on the planet will assemble in Hyères, France from 20-26 April for the next instalment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Elite level fleets in all ten of the Olympic events will put their skills to the ultimate test with 40 of the world's best in each class. ... [more]  

Hindsight may be 20-20, but none of the competitors at the first edition of Charleston Race Week in 1996 would ever have expected that a small, local event started by a few friends would become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential regattas. Sperry Charleston Race Week is proud to once again take the crown as the biggest keelboat regatta in the Americas - with 286 boats registered ... [more]  

Photographer Rachel Jaspersen was on the air at Les Voiles de St Barth, and provided this gallery of images from Day 2. ... [more]  

2015 Les Voiles de St Barth - Another serving of clear skies and classic trade winds made it a very good day for promoting racing in the Caribbean, and Les Voiles de St. Barth organizers capitalized on the stellar conditions with a decision to 'go big” on the regatta's second day of racing. Thornberg rules for now, giving it line honors in the Multihull class well ahead of the next finisher ... [more]  

Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. After the race through the Southern Ocean and back into the Atlantic, the teams will now unwind their Leg 1 passage across the equator and return to the northern hemisphere - it’s 5,010 miles and it will run the full range of climate zones. ... [more]  

Tuesday 14th April marks 100 days until The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2015). ... [more]  

Tuesday 14th April marks 100 days until The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2015). ... [more]  

Earlier this year, the first stop of The Kite Foil Gold Cup was held in La Venta, Baja Mexico. The event was loaded with international talent and a large variety of board and foiling combinations from around the globe. Amongst the entries was a new concept board. ... [more]  

2015 Les Voiles de St. Barth - Starting off Just Right With winds whipping briskly at 15-20 knots, it was a lively show on the water for opening day of Les Voiles de St. Barth. After an equally lively opening party held on the Quay General de Gaulle last night, 70 teams in 10 classes were raring to begin what they really came here for - hard core racing. ... [more]  

Photographer Rachel Jaspersen was on the water at Les Voiles de St Barth, and provided this gallery of images from race one. ... [more]  

Just two weeks ago the maxi-trimaran Lending Club 2 set a new world sailing speed record on the English Channel: from Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, to Dinard, France. Driven by Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, with co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, the 138-nautical mile passage was completed in five hours and fifteen minutes at an average speed of 26.36 knots. ... [more]  

Dave Perry with a team comprised of local sailor Jon Singsen, New York Times Correspondent Chris Museler, and Californians Doug McLean and Steve Natvig went undefeated in the first qualifier of the year: A difficult feat given the level of competition in this qualifier with half of the top 10 in the country competing. ... [more]  

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 44 - First year anniversary
America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out
Antigua Sailing Week – Peter Holmberg to defend his title
S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup joins Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
2015 USODA National Championships — Registration now open
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng set for in-port race return with new spar
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng gets race ready in Itajai
Volvo Ocean Race: A day in the racing life of an on-board reporter
Round the Island Race – Record entries
2015 Etchells National Championship - And the title goes to....
America's Cup: Double champion Bertarelli on the state of the Cup
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind - Nico says 'See you in Lisbon!' *Feature
Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur close in on sixth place
Yachting Association of India announced the 2015 National Squad
Etchells National Championship - Close racing and closer points
Congratulations to Sail Canada’s March Sailor of the Month
Calgarians survive days in Honduran jungle following pirate attack
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind - Hull and Decks become one - Video
Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges - It's time to get onboard
Volvo Ocean Race: Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress
Phaedo3 sets a new record around Island of St Maarten   
Etchells National Championship - One point separates top four   
America's Cup: February ACEA email supports Kiwi claims on Qualifier *Feature   
America's Cup: An Open letter to ACEA - 'a disgrace to the event' *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel – Rites of passage   
Barcelona World Race – A time for celebration   
America's Cup: Artemis Racing practices on the Bay - High Def Video   
OK Dinghy World Rankings - Greg Wilcox continues to dominate   
America's Cup: Arrivederci Cagliari - World Series Opener cancelled   
Barcelona World Race - We Are Water crosses the finish line   
International Optimist Regatta – Discount for early registration   
Volvo Ocean Race: Lifting the lid off the Southern Ocean dogfight *Feature   
Sailing definitely out of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics   
Etchells North America upcoming regattas scheduled   
Women on the Water - Going faster around the buoys!   
Barcelona World Race - Home at last   
Les Voiles de St. Barth – Bigger and better   
Sail Canada statement - Tokyo 2020   
Canadian Olympic Classes Regatta – Notice of Race now published   
Volvo Ocean Race: No Easter Break for GAC Pindar and Southern Spars   


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