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Vic Gov pledges Better Bay, Europe in Recovery, METS and more | 03/11/2014
METS, Gold Coast Expo, ISAF management gap and more | 27/10/2014
Australian industry veteran recognised by US marine industry | 20/10/2014
Crazy Brave or just plain Crazy? | 10/10/2014
Sydney Marine Park would attract large industry compensation claims | 02/10/2014
Ingenuity at IBEX & METS, John Crawford Marine 50th, Marine15 promo | 23/09/2014
Targeting online, New Brisbane show, Superior Waterscape Monaco debut | 16/09/2014
Brisbane Boat Show, tracking the garbage gyre, marine groups unite | 09/09/2014
Marinas' eco awards, Empire Hall of Fame, Superior adds Andrew Scott | 02/09/2014
Southport Yacht Club Clean Marina, Rio report, marineX@marine15 update | 26/08/2014
AIMEX new division, Solar Sailor for sale, Super sales on Gold Coast | 20/08/2014
Marine15 takes shape, Pacific Boating top SIBS, Auckland show readies | 13/08/2014
Sydney show shines, Temple to retire, Aquila launches downunder | 06/08/2014
Sydney Boat Show starts Thurs, Broadwater news, Reef from bad to worse | 29/07/2014
Sydney Boat Show next week! Concordia towed, Fishing fun at GC Expo | 22/07/2014
Taiwan's Superior marina, hyperdrive to clean Rio water, SIBS 2 weeks | 15/07/2014
Sydney Boat Show news, Marine Auctions heat up, Auckland show preview | 08/07/2014
Whale tales, SA Marina Day initiative, METS already 90% booked | 01/07/2014
Charity focus for GC Expo, SIBS launches, FREE NZ marine listing site | 24/06/2014
Positive vibe Melbourne Boat Show, Cannes rebrands, Fight for the Reef | 17/06/2014
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News - Canada & the World

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]  

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]  

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]  

The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ... [more]  

The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ... [more]  

At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Altadill, 52, has enjoyed many round the world race finishes over a varied and successful career spanning nearly 30 years. But finishing into his own home city, through the waters where he grew up sailing - and indeed coached at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the Spanish Olympic team - will surely rank as one of the sweetest memories of his life. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ... [more]  

So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c ... [more]  

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   
Volvo Ocean Race - We've found Nemo! - as new ice limit advised   
Barcelona World Race - Victory for renowned Swiss-French duo   
Barcelona World Race - Winners, first reactions   
Volvo Ocean Race - The fight to Cape Horn   
Barcelona World Race - Final Miles for Cheminées Poujoulat   
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat slowed by the light winds   
Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo   


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