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Luna Rossa beats NZL-92; BMW Oracle top of the table; Fisher's View | 27/04/2007
From the Blogs; No racing again at Valencia; Bob Fisher reports on the effects of doing nothing | 24/04/2007
Race schedule given further tune-up; Two jolts on second day of racing; Emirates Team NZ get a comfortable win | 23/04/2007
Five days lost out of Six; Bob Fisher reports; Corporate hospitality at the Louis Vuitton Cup | 22/04/2007
Racing gets underway to a surprise result; Allianz hosts video and birthday; Schedule is re-booted | 21/04/2007
Bob Fisher on Measurement; Four days of racing lost - what now? Musto Screensaver; Eric Doyle audio clip | 20/04/2007
Bob Fisher on the Race Schedule; No racing again in Valencia; Musto screensaver | 19/04/2007
Fisher on the lowlife shorelife; No racing again in windless Valencia; The Spanish way | 18/04/2007

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2015 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – More images by Carlo Borlenghi ... [more]  

2015 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – Images by the renowned professional photographer Carlo Borlenghi ... [more]  

There is no doubt now that we are in Africa, though please don't tell the locals that! They are proudly Madagascan, proud also of their cultural heritage, which is a mix of Borneo (Austronesian) peoples and Bantu immigrants from Africa. ... [more]  

Passage to Madagascar by SV Crystal Blues
Two weeks ago Crystal Blues sailed the 400 nautical miles from Reunion to beautiful Ile St. Marie on the east coast of Madagascar - one big step closer to Africa. ... [more]  

Anything’s possible on a Thursday! Even after two days of easterly gales of unprecedented ferocity, Les Voiles de Saint Tropez gets back down to action at the first opportunity both on shore and at sea. Indeed this Thursday traditionally plays host to Challenge Day, a moment which celebrates the spirit of Les Voiles and yachting, with the crews particularly excited to get back out on the r ... [more]  

We spent Easter weekend in Santa Rosalia, a small town half way up the Baja Peninsula. We were not by ourselves, sharing Easter with three other BCA couples. ... [more]  

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez in competition mode on Day 1 by Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Media
There is always something new going on at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. This Monday, traditionally the exclusive domain of the Modern yachts and the Wallys, also played host to the four 15m JIs vying for supremacy in their very own championship. ... [more]  

The Department of the Treasury and the Department of Commerce are announcing additional revisions to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), building off the changes put into place by Treasury and Commerce on January 16, 2015 and further delivering on new direction toward U.S. relations with Cuba that President Obama laid out last December. ... [more]  

Baltimore in the bay by S.V.TAIPAN
A gorgeous day was forecast so we decided to go take a look at Baltimore. Departed Galesville around 10.30am and motored out into a flat windless glassy bay. Lots of other vessels of every shape and size were out doing the same, cris-crossing each others wakes on business of their own. ... [more]  

Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) has published its initial observations drawn from data collected during its first expedition to establish the first comprehensive assessment of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. ... [more]  

On September 12th, a navigator, Jorge Omar Iza, set sail in Orion 34 sailing boat, called Che Lobizón. The aim of this voyage is to sail round the world in a non-stop and solo sailing along the route of the three capes: Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn. ... [more]  

You can almost hear the music from Jaws as you watch this headcam footage of an aggressive shark circling a kayak. with the fisher fending it off with his paddle. ... [more]  

A Southern right whale and a yacht were in collision on Saturday during the Intasure Spring Regatta in Simon’s Town, South Africa. ... [more]  

A Southern right whale and a yacht were in collision on Saturday during the Intasure Spring Regatta in Simon’s Town, South Africa. ... [more]  

Single-hander Donna Lange who started a non-stop sail around the world in July from Bristol, RI, USA, kicked off a serendipitous scientific event by showing how scientists can benefit from the support of a group of people with a keen interest in the oceans - world-cruising sailors. ... [more]  

Mountains and volcanoes by SV Crystal Blues
The moment you see this island, its volcanic heritage is brutally obvious. Geologically younger than the other Mascarene Islands (Mauritius, Rodrigues etc) ... [more]  

2015 Port2Port Down Under Rally – I have become aware that there is some misinformation being spread that is causing some concern and trepidation amongst the international cruising community who are either considering Australia or have chosen Australia as their next international port. ... [more]  

Many boat owners think they don’t have to worry about freeze damage if they live in temperate states or if they keep their boat in an indoor, heated storage area in Northern climates. But they may want to rethink that. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova was on the water at the Régates Royales de Cannes to capture this second gallery of images in the superb sailing conditions. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova was on the water at the Régates Royales de Cannes to capture these images in the superb sailing conditions. ... [more]  

For the first time in three decades, we are in for the double spectacle Monday of a swollen 'supermoon' bathed in the blood-red light of a total eclipse. ... [more]  

The sun is warm and the reflections of the trees swim green in the anchorage. The equinox is close at hand. But who can believe it on a day like this? Odd things are happening to the climate. It feels like summer. ... [more]  

A new study reveals the evidence for a recent pause in the rate of global warming lacks a sound statistical basis. The finding highlights the importance of using appropriate statistical techniques and should improve confidence in climate model projections. ... [more]  

James Cook University scientists have made a breakthrough in the war against Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTS). A new paper shows injecting the coral-eating pest with simple household vinegar kills it just as effectively as the current drug, which can be expensive and difficult to source. ... [more]  

Colonies of tiny filter-feeding Antarctic marine creatures (bryozoans), that appear to be thriving in response to a reduction in sea-ice cover, are playing an important role in carbon draw-down according to new research published this week (Monday 21 September) in the Cell Press journal Current Biology. ... [more]  

Equinox - Two equal oxen by Summer Sailstice
September 23, 2015 is the day of the two equal oxen. The mythical day when, according to legend, two equal oxen of equal size and strength pulled the earth in opposite directions stretching it so the day and night turned out to be of equal length. ... [more]  

Passage to Mauritius by SV Crystal Blues
We arrived in Mauritius some weeks back, with an extra crew member on board - Sally Kempson, a marine biologist working with an NGO in Rodrigues. ... [more]  

The southern sea lion population of the Falkland Islands witnessed a dramatic decline during the last century with numbers falling by 65 percent between the 1930s and 1960s. ... [more]  

Biosecurity spotlight back on international yachts by & Sail-World
The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries plans to turn the biosecurity spotlight on international yachts visiting Northland this season. ... [more]  

The 2015 OceansWatch team have just had a very successful six weeks in northern Vanuatu on board the sailing yacht Anna Rose. The team have worked with three great communities on the islands of Espirito Santo, Gaua and Vanua Lava. ... [more]  

Øresund Rally for Cruisers - Social Sailing with a taste of Tirol by Henrik Jørgensen, Øresund : Denmark - Sweden
Øresund Rally for Cruisers - ØRC - has evolved into an outstanding and wildly creative Danish sailing festival. This year ØRC was the fifth edition of the race and was held Saturday 19th September 2015 in Øresund, the quite narrow sound that separates Denmark and Sweden. ... [more]  

Each spring, powerful dust storms in the deserts of Mongolia and northern China send thick clouds of particles into the atmosphere. Eastward winds sweep these particles as far as the Pacific, where dust ultimately settles in the open ocean. This desert dust contains, among other minerals, iron -- an essential nutrient for hundreds of species of phytoplankton that make up the ocean's food base. ... [more]  

Soldiers and Officers from the Royal Regiment of Artillery are coming together to sail around the Atlantic Ocean on the Regiment’s flagship St Barbara in order to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Regiment. This will also foster ésprit de corps. They will launch from Gosport in September 2015 and return in August 2016 after HM Queen Elizabeth’s inspection of Royal Regiment on it’s 300th year. ... [more]  

2015 Pacific Circuit Rally – Drama on the high seas
A taste of cruising the British Virgin Islands
No-cost “Boater’s Guide To Winterizing” offered by BoatUS
Aluminium cans and the ocean - advice from an Ocean Crusader
Can you help get sailing research vessel back to the USA?
Problems for visiting yachts continue in Canouan
Yikes - There is a Kiwi Chef in my galley!
Top five most unique mammals in the Mergui Archipelag
Plastic in the Pacific Crusade – Part 1 – How it came about
Guo Chuan's Arctic Ocean World Record Challenge nears finish
Climate change can irreversibly force key ocean bacteria in overdrive
MOD70 Race for Water capsized in the Indian Ocean
New ARC Channel Islands 2016 Rally - Entries open
2015 Peterson Cup Cruising Rally - A voyage around Cape Horn
Guo Chuan’s on track for World Record Northeast Passage
Navitus Bay Wind Park decision - a beauty consideration
ARC Channel Islands 2016 to be launched at Southampton Boat Show
The remarkable story of a Jockey Pole lost in the 2005 Transpac
Doyle Sails appoint former Oracle and Team NZ designer to Stratis Team
Blackpool lifeboat volunteers save 28-year-old woman
Sail2Indonesia Rally arrives in Debut Indonesia   
New sails from Doyle give iconic Mari Cha III a burst of speed   
Scheduled server maintenance - 23 September GMT+2 11pm onwards *Feature   
The Ocean Cleanup’s Mega Expedition returns from Pacific Garbage Patch   
Iridium GO! Voice calling unleashed   
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta – More wind expected on Day 3   
Safety for Cruising Couples is must-read for adventurous sailors   
Technical issues with images largely resolved   
Free-to-Join North American Rally to Caribbean departs in November   
100x faster Weather Routing downloads from Predictwind   
Missing cruising solo veteran overboard   
Super Typhoon Soudelor biggest storm of 2015   
Mounting threat to Galapagos from El Nino   
El Nino is major threat to Galapagos Islands   
El Nino is major threat to Galapagos Islands   
The Ocean Cleanup embarks on largest research expedition in history   
Going Virtual - How do you want your aids to navigation?   
Nigh-time collision between Container Ship and yacht   
Mexico is cracking down on U.S. boaters who venture into its waters   
Ceasefire as ISAF mediates in Kiteboarding Wars   

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