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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

Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World

Fremantle to Bali Race - Playground first rally boat across the line by Jayllee Carter and Oakridge Communication Group
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - First over the line in the 2015 Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Rally was Martin Webster and Greg Barrett’s catamaran Playground. Crossing the finish line in Bali at 12.49am on Wednesday 27th May 2015 completing the 1440 nautical mile race in eight days and 14 hours. ... [more]  

2015 Fremantle to Bali Race - Is there a doctor in the house? Well yes actually, there are two, both surgeons and both crewing on Audeamus and because of their prior commitments and despite having just 380nm to go in the Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race the skipper and crew have decided to retire Audeamus from the 1440 nautical mile event. ... [more]  

NEEL Trimarans is set to unveil the remarkable NEEL 65, the world’s largest ever production-built cruising trimaran. The incredible six-cabin multihull is the flagship model of the French-based NEEL Trimarans range, which also features the multi award-winning NEEL 45 ... [more]  

2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - First over the line in the 2015 Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally at 4 am today (Monday) was Craig Carter’s Indian, a Carkeek 47, which convincingly won line honours completing the 1440 nautical mile race in six days 18 hours. ... [more]  

2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Despite a very quick race by Craig Carter and the crew on Indian and with their yacht now about five hours and a cooee from the finish line it is evident that Super Sled’s 2013 race record of five days 23 hours 30 minutes 24 seconds for the Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali is safe for another two years. ... [more]  

Dangerous conditions for Northern NSW boaters by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast today for Byron Bay to Smokey Cape near South West Rocks. ... [more]  

Earlier this week a fireboat working off the coast of California had a close encounter with a great white shark. The fearsome predators are not usually found so close to the coastline, but apparently strayed into the normally calm waters. ... [more]  

The all new Corsair Pulse 600 was officially launched yesterday at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show on Australia's Gold Coast. Supported by Ronstan Australia and Multihull Central, the Pulse received overwhelming interest from both the sailing industry and the general public as people flocked to see the striking new trimaran design, built as a fast and fun family day sailor and racer. ... [more]  

The Ocean Summit on Marine Debris held at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover sounded the alarm on oceans of plastic and other marine debris. The summit pulled together a rare combination of individuals from government, academia, business, foundations, nonprofits and offshore sailing. ... [more]  

Spare a thought for Wasabi this morning. The boat is languishing in Exmouth with a belly full of fresh water in the bilge, water that should be in the boat’s water tanks. The source of the leak is not apparent yet, leaving skipper Paul Arns little alternative but to retire. “We had about four days’ worth of water left,” said sailing master Andrew Harry ... [more]  

While the frontrunners Indian and Walk on the Wild Side continue their express train ride to Bali the leaders of the main following fleet Audeamus and Sue Sea are choosing to adopt opposite courses as they prepare to sail around an area of light winds settled between them and their finish line off Benoa in Bali. ... [more]  

Changed boating conditions on the Manning River next weekend by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of the Manning River next weekend for the safe staging of powerboat races. ... [more]  

Time has slowed down - after two weeks here we are truly settled in. Cruising sail boats have been calling here for several decades. One of the main attractions was that you could live a 'Robinson Crusoe' lifestyle without bureaucracy infringing on your freedom. ... [more]  

A 6-year-old French girl who braved hours in the ocean with her father amid 10-meter (33-foot) waves after a yacht sank in the mid-Atlantic later died of hypothermia, Portuguese authorities said Thursday ... [more]  

The Gold Coast International Marine Expo has today confirmed that its colossal-sized showcase of all things aquatic at Coomera is the biggest Expo ever, with a record number of over 230 exhibitors across the massive event’s 3km display circuit. ... [more]  

Official opening of the 27th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show saw VIPs, exhibitors, media, Mayor Tom Tate, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Federal Member for Fadden and exhibitors toast the start of the 2015 edition. ... [more]  

For the yachts Indian and Walk on the Wildside which are both now in the middle of the ocean and halfway to Bali the magic time they will have their eyes on will be 9:30am WST Sunday 24th May. ... [more]  

The logbook, the ancient sailor’s diary, is undergoing a revolution with the launch of SailingLog – the world’s first automatic logbook – a new free application from Israeli development house, BoatBook. ... [more]  

When we left Vancouver in 2012, the skipper’s agenda was to go into blue water with Zwerver II, our 48’ steel ketch, that he (with some help from me) had completely refurbished over a six and a half years period. This boat is ready to take blue water. However, her crew hasn’t yet reached that state of readiness. ... [more]  

Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast for Port Macquarie to Gabo Island from Friday. ... [more]  

Boyan Slat, 20-year old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, today announced that the world’s first system to passively clean up plastic pollution from the world’s oceans is to be deployed in 2016. He made the announcement at Asia’s largest technology conference, Seoul Digital Forum, in South Korea. ... [more]  

Sydney set to greet Oceans of Hope yacht by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
Oceans of Hope, the 67-foot yacht undertaking the first global circumnavigation with a working crew that includes people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is set to arrive at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia this weekend. ... [more]  

City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate will officially open the 2015 Gold Coast International Marine Expo on Thursday, formally signalling the start of four fantastic days featuring every marine display you can imagine. ... [more]  

Forty eight hours into the 2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally and already the lead boats Walk on the Wild Side and Indian are well up the Western Australian coast making very quick passage with both marginally ahead of the 48 hour position of the 2013 line honours winner and record holder Super Sled. ... [more]  

At 9:00am WST this morning 19 May, almost 24 hrs since the 1440 nm race commenced, the fleet leader Indian owned by Craig Carter was 130nm off the Western Australian coast sailing a NW course at approximately 16.5 knots. ... [more]  

Preparations are well under way for the start of the 2015 expeditions. Medical supplies for the clinics are being packed up, T-shirts for the reef guardian programme are being printed and the boats are nearly ready to set sail ... [more]  

Finally, the 2015 Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally got underway after two days of postponement with boats setting off to Bali, Indonesia at 10am this morning. ... [more]  

For race four of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Winter Series Sydney Harbour was a picture of Winter perfection. ... [more]  

The official start date for the twenty boats participating in 2015 Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali is now 10 am WST time on Monday May 18 for the racing fleet and ten minutes later for the rally fleet. ... [more]  

Following postponement of the 2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally due to severe weather conditions including gale force winds Fremantle Sailing Club’s event chairman Bob Kucera has announced that the event will now commence on Sunday 17th May at 2 pm subject to any further severe weather warning by the Bureau of Meteorology and advice from expert weather consultants. ... [more]  

A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad and Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright have been invited to address a United Nations (UN) convention later this year focusing on the growing problem of rubbish in the oceans. ... [more]  

The real-world benefits of AIS to cruising sailors by David Schmidt, Sail-World Cruising Editor, Seattle, USA
AIS allows different vessels to automatically report their position (lat/lon), their speed, and their bearing, in addition to other germane information such as the vessel’s name, and its unique, nine-digit Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI). This information can be overlaid onto a MFD in order to dramatically increase situational awareness for all AIS-equipped mariners. ... [more]  

2015 Ocean Summit on Marine Debris
Images from Day 2 of the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally postponed due to severe weather
GC Intl Marine Expo - Boat show with so much more just six days away
Dangerous conditions for boaters along the entire NSW Coast
Changed boating conditions on Newcastle Harbour this weekend
ARC Europe and ARC USA gets underway from Nanny Cay
Roads and Maritime Services urge boaters to check safety equipment
Violent attack on a cruising couple while at rest at Petit Port, Haiti
British man shot dead after armed robbers board his yacht
Record fleet in Nanny Cay for World Cruising Club's Spring Rallies
Henri Lloyd winter warehouse sale finishes Sunday
Doyle Sails New Zealand revolutionises sail art
Cheeki Rafiki- A UK production yacht builder speaks out
Marine Rescue NSW urges caution in latest extreme coastal weather
Baltic 4 Nations Rally joins World Cruising Club portfolio
Keel design scrutinised in UK Marine Accident report on Cheeki Rafiki
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Illawarra to Queensland border
Prep your inflatable life jacket for the season
NSW storms - Club Marine’s swift response to members in need
Henri Lloyd winter warehouse sale starts Thursday   
Raw video footage of Texas Kayakers has lessons for all boaters   
Dauphin Island Race -One sailor dead, four missing after Alabama storm   
Sea Shepherd announces sea turtle defense campaign Operation Jairo   
Boaters urged to postpone non-essential boating as clean up continues   
Effective communication on board   
New insurance benefits for your charter trips *Feature   
Journey to the Kudahuvandhoo Island   
Ocean Summit on Marine Debris to address a growing catastrophe   
Maritime Patrols ensure safety on NSW waterways   
Trans Pacific Ocean challenge - Coxless Crew row into darkness + Video   
Fremantle to Bali Race – Indian to race against a crack fleet   
S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup of Caribbean at Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta   
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society announces Operation Milagro   
BRIG makes Mornington new VIC home base   
The Ocean Cleanup launches mega expedition   
Marine Rescue NSW urges caution in severe coastal weather   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Ulladulla to Port Macquarie   
Sea Whisper's adventures continue – Vanuatu   
Aid for Vanuatu – Cyclone Pam Aftermath   

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