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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

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]  

As of Friday October 2nd 2015 the company Port2Port Down Under Pty Ltd has changed its name to Down Under Rally Pty Ltd. ... [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]  

Effective immediately Doyle Whangarei will no longer be operating as part of the Doyle Sails group. The former Doyle Whangarei loft will now be run under a different parent group with no access to Stratis or any of the Doyle IP, product range or support network. ... [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]  

Statewide Safe Boating Operation heralds new boating season by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Boaters are urged to check their vessel and equipment are in good operating condition with the first statewide boating education and compliance campaign under way to coincide with the start of the new boating season this weekend ... [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]  

Boats, big and small, and all the relevant accompaniments – engines or sails, anchors and winches, dinghies and navigation equipment – have been selling at a rate of knots at this year’s Auckland On Water Boat Show. ... [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]  

Sail-World's camera went on a quick tour of the on the water exhibits at the Auckland On The Water Boat Show this afternoon. The weather was magnificent, as were the craft on display. ... [more]  

Specialist marine suppliers of navigation and electronics, anchors, outboards and more say they’ve enjoyed steady sales and strong inquiries at this year’s Auckland On Water Boat Show. ... [more]  

Here's the second gallery of images from Sail-World's quick tour of the on the water exhibits at the Auckland On The Water Boat Show this afternoon. The weather was magnificent, as were the craft on display. ... [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]  

Boat show season is here and Doyle Sails New Zealand will be exhibiting at both the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show (23-26 September) and the Auckland On Water Boat Show (24-27 September). We are looking forward to catching up with you at the shows where we will be presenting our full range including the brand new Stratis Sail Art ... [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]  

Thousands of boating enthusiasts headed to the opening day of the 2015 Auckland On Water Boat Show where many aspects of the successful New Zealand marine industry are being showcased. ... [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
Early season in Vanuatu 2015
Øresund Rally for Cruisers - Social Sailing with a taste of Tirol
Ocean Racing Line - Next stop Fastnet
Pontos Winches – Gorillas in the midst *Feature
Dangerous conditions predicted for boaters along entire NSW Coast
Dangerous boating conditions forecast on South Coast
Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous steals line honours
Intensity of desert storms may affect ocean phytoplankton
2015 Pacific Circuit Rally – Drama on the high seas
German engineered Minox Nautic Binoculars available from Kiwi Yachting
A taste of cruising the British Virgin Islands
Experts and great advice at Auckland On Water Boat Show
2016 Festival of Sails' cruising beauty
Aluminium cans and the ocean - advice from an Ocean Crusader
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   
Boaters warned to take extra care navigating on Lake Mulwala   
Changed boating conditions on Bate Bay at Wanda Beach   
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   
NZ Defence Force frigate aids stricken yacht in Tasman Sea   
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   
Sail2Indonesia Rally arrives in Debut Indonesia   
Over 100 navigation markers being reinstalled on South Coast waterways   
Eliminate risks and potential fines by being responsible on the water   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Eden to Sydney   
New sails from Doyle give iconic Mari Cha III a burst of speed   
Boat owners to retrieve vessels from Hawkesbury and Nepean rivers   
Boaters encouraged to avoid waterways in Shoalhaven area   
Boaters warned of dangerous conditions for NSW boaters   

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