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Barcelona leaders a day from finish, Chinese gybes down south and more | 25/03/2015
test for template for new link | 23/03/2015
VOR, Video, Pam, the Chicks and Leg 5 ahead | 16/03/2015
Volvo Ocean Race – time for analysis - ahead 40 knots for Leg 5 start | 09/03/2015
Does Phuket need another boat show? Excuse me? | 05/03/2015
Volvo, AC and design your own Rio key-ring teardrop | 02/03/2015
Volvo, BRW, AC 18 footers and more | 23/02/2015
A critical time for Olympic and Paralympic sailing | 16/02/2015
The Fat Lady is clearing her throat, VOR, Miami and more | 22/01/2015
Of Moths, Volvo, Barcelona and more… | 15/01/2015
Is your PR department on the ball? | 06/01/2015
Rolex Sydney Hobart wrap ...Redress significant... Tour de Comanche | 02/01/2015
Sail-World News – the eve of the 2014 Sydney Hobart | 25/12/2014
VOR Nico surprises, Problems for ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sydney Hobart | 18/12/2014
Nine days to Christmas, and the calendar is full | 16/12/2014
11 days to Christmas, and the calendar is full | 14/12/2014
Phuket King's Cup, Team Vestas Wind | 10/12/2014
A gremlin has been located | 28/11/2014
Raja Muda 25, TV schedules in Bermuda, VOR flocks together | 28/11/2014
2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race: The best of Leg 1 | 14/11/2014
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News - Canada & the World

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]  

On board video of Mapfre doing a Chinese Gybe in the Southern Ocean. According to crew member Rob Greenhalgh the Spanish entry nose-dived off a wave and went into a crash - Chinese gybe. Also features video from below decks and video from Team Brunel sailing at 26kts in the Southern Ocean ... [more]  

With less than a month to go to the 48th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, over 100 yachts are entered to take part in the Caribbean's longest running regatta, with more entries expected over the coming weeks. Antigua Sailing Week is expected to attract several thousand sailors and party revellers to Falmouth Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard for the Caribbean's most famous sailing event. ... [more]  

Four of the six Volvo Ocean Race boats suffered big hits as the Southern Ocean gave the fleet its roughest ride of the race in 12 dramatic hours. Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR), Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) and Mapfre (Iker Martínez/ESP) did Chinese gybes* Includes Video of the Mapfre Chinese Gybe, and Brunel sailing at speed ... [more]  

This past weekend in Etchells West Coast Series, champion Vince Brun walked away from the Bill Bennett Cup with a lot more than just his first place finish. Brun and Bennett sailed together to win the Etchells World Championship in 2000, and for Brun, this regatta is a sentimental one. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has taken some time out from the thrilling Leg 5 racing through the Southern Ocean to assist with an important environmental project. As planned, all six boats dropped buoys laden with scientific equipment – or ‘drifters' – to help collect oceanic data from one of the most remote areas of the world. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - After a period of unstable conditions and differing opinions in angles to sail, all the fleet has gybed and is heading east again. ... [more]  

An amazing amalgamation of my 41st show's content from on the ground in Auckland for the Auckland Volvo Ocean Race stopover, and my adventures back in Sydney this week. Only just to call it show 41 & 42 with 90 minutes of sailing action! From ocean racing, to Olympics to the AC this show has it all; Burling, Walker, Spithill, Page and Chappo to name a few... ... [more]  

>Photographer Carlo Borlenghi provided these images of the AC72 “Luna Rossa” catamaran, from the 34th America's Cup, now on display at the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo Da Vinci” of Milan. ... [more]  

Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day three of the Saint Barth Bucket Regatta to capture these images. Enjoy! ... [more]  

Après un passage rapide du détroit Gibraltar dimanche matin, Cheminées Poujoulat doit désormais composer avec les caprices de la Grande Bleue. Sur la route retour, la première nuit en mer d’Alboran s’est révélée complexe et laborieuse dans des brises évanescentes. Si le duo a retrouvé du vent dès le lever du jour, il reste que les 350 derniers milles à parcourir pour rallier ligne de la délivrance ... [more]  

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?   
2015 Aloha Round Hainan Regatta preview   
Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe preview   
2015 Edgartown Race Weekend   
35th America's Cup - Bermuda training – Writing the playbook   
Barcelona World Race - The entire fleet in the Atlantic   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gets back into action - 1 + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet sets up for the high-pressure system   
Barcelona World Race - Spare a thought for.....   
Volvo Ocean Race: The fleet cross the dateline in 30kt winds + Video   
America's Cup: Oracle Racing's boat released from judicial custody   


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