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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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Custom carbon Doyle Stratis ICE sails have been fitted to iconic yacht, Mari Cha III, delivering performance and speed. Mari Cha III has completed 5000 miles in just over a month of cruising with her new Doyle Stratis ICE sails, and her Captain Christian Lay has given us his take on how the new additions are performing under pressure. ... [more]  

Roads and Maritime Services advises boat owners to vessels moored on the Hawkesbury and Nepean rivers will need to be relocated following advice the Warragamba Dam is forecast to start spilling downstream from about 8am tomorrow. ... [more]  

Roads and Maritime Services urges boaters to avoid waterways in flood affected areas on the NSW south coast as obstructions may be present in the water and conditions may change at short notice. ... [more]  

Boaters warned of dangerous conditions for NSW boaters by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issued a warning about dangerous surf conditions today from the southern half of the Illawarra to Batemans Coastal areas. ... [more]  

Road and Maritime Services is reminding boaters of their responsibilities on the water after two separate incidents caused by vessel wash in the past month. ... [more]  

Marine Rescue NSW has congratulated three members of Marine Rescue Ballina, who are today being honoured with a Group Bravery Citation for their efforts during a 2013 rescue operation in dark and dangerous conditions. ... [more]  

A press conference will be held as the first batch of Mega Expedition vessels (including the mothership) arrives in San Francisco after a 30-day voyage mapping the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. ... [more]  

Iridium GO! Voice calling unleashed by Mike Scullin, Auckland
The exciting new plans for the Iridium GO!, voice calling is now a reality to keep in touch with friends and family. Now with up to 250* voice calling minutes included for free in the new plans. ... [more]  

The Mastervolt systems powered VOR racers’ lights, sat comms, water makers, radar gear, amp-hungry canting keels as well as several iPods, smart phones and cameras. Mastervolt says it will study the data from each boat. “The results will help to drive the even greater efficiency of the next generation of alternators and batteries,” the company says. ... [more]  

The third day of Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015 is expected to stir up a stronger breeze than the first two days with 20 knots on the cards. ... [more]  

Members of Marine Rescue Ulladulla will celebrate the official opening of their new $1.4 million base at 11am on Saturday (August 15). ... [more]  

Mastervolt, the market leaders in off-grid power systems, has announced the arrival of the next generation of CZone displays, the Touch 10. Housed within a sleek, low-profile aluminum case, the Touch 10 allows for the seamless operation of a boat or RV’s entire CZone digital switching and Masterbus power electronics system ... [more]  

The Australian National Maritime Museum is calling on eco-warriors, science buffs and ocean lovers to enjoy a lively evening of pop-up discussions about our relationship with the Great Barrier Reef and oceans in a special free after-hours event on Sunday 23 August. ... [more]  

The weekend of Oct 24/25 sees this year’s Spirit Marine French Yacht Challenge and Queensland Beneteau Cup, hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. ... [more]  

Not long now...Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015? ... [more]  

The Safety at Sea Committee of the Cruising Club of America has just published an updated version of its highly regarded Suddenly Alone workbook, now titled Safety for Cruising Couples – Including “Suddenly Alone.” The workbook revisions incorporate the broad experience of CCA members as well as the technology and techniques of safety and safety equipment ... [more]  

Technical issues with image display on this site now largely resolved. We are currently bringing new faster, larger servers on line and this site is experiencing technical issues with image display have now been fixed. ... [more]  

The 16th annual North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC), which is free for participants to join, departs November 1, 2015 (or best weather window near that date) from Newport R.I. The NARC’s primary purpose is to encourage boats that are heading south from the U.S. East Coast to join together for socials, discounts, and shared weather routing. ... [more]  

PredictWind’s easy to use weather routing tool with intuitive drag and drop interface is the best way to find the safest or fastest route, and the forecasted conditions, for any passage. Weather Routing is now available across all PredictWind platforms. You can run weather routes online, on both iOS and Android apps and within the PredictWind Offshore app. Get the power of Weather Routing today ... [more]  

Roads and Maritime Services is reminding vessel operators of their legal responsibility not to pollute the state’s waterways after an incident at Coffs Harbour Monday afternoon. ... [more]  

A renowned yachtsman and British sailing champion has died after being found in distress off the Cornwall coast when his ‘back to basics’ bid to cross the Atlantic in a boat designed in 1908 ran into difficulty. ... [more]  

Super Typhoon Soudelor has rapidly intensified in the Northwest Pacific, with sustained winds of 178 miles per hour (286km/hr), according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). As of 4 p.m. ET, the storm had estimated wind gusts to a horrific 218 miles per hour (351km/hr), or 190 knots ... [more]  

Yachting Australia, with the unanimous support of State and Territory Associations, are a step closer to securing a stronger national governance, management and organisational structure creating closer relationships with Clubs and Classes and delivering increased participation in sailing. ... [more]  

With Sydney basking in sunshine for five days, the weather combined with the positive industry sentiment was instrumental in delivering what was a huge step forward for the Sydney International Boat Show and recreational marine industry. ... [more]  

Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - Accommodation options by Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island
Not Long Now... Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015? ... [more]  

The Galapagos Islands, celebrated for their breathtaking biodiversity, could face a major threat from 'El Nino,' the weather system known to wreak havoc every few years. ... [more]  

The Galapagos Islands, celebrated for their breathtaking biodiversity, could face a major threat from 'El Nino,' the weather system known to wreak havoc every few years. ... [more]  

The Galapagos Islands, celebrated for their breathtaking biodiversity, could face a major threat from 'El Nino,' the weather system known to wreak havoc every few years. ... [more]  

This weekend The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch foundation developing technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, sets sail on the Mega Expedition. The fleet of around 30 vessels departs Honolulu, gathering data to find out how much plastic is floating in the Pacific Ocean. This operation is in preparation of the large-scale cleanup of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is scheduled to begin by 2020. ... [more]  

For recreational boaters, the waterway signposts known as aids to navigation are critical for a safe journey. But what if an aid to navigation (ATON) such as a floating buoy marking the edge a deep-water channel could only be seen on an electronic screen and not by the naked eye? ... [more]  

At about 0419 on 6 July 2014, in clear visibility, the container ship Kota Wajar collided with the yacht Blazing Keel in Moreton Bay. The ship was southbound in the shipping channel while the yacht was crossing the channel in the southwest direction. ... [more]  

Without a fence to mark the international boundary, crossing by boat from San Diego into Mexico might seem deceptively easy. But San Diego sport fishermen and others drawn to the waters off Baja California should take heed: Mexico's federal government has been stepping up inspections, checking for passports, tourist permits, fishing permits and other documents. ... [more]  

Landfall in Antigua by Nick Ward
Back in 2007, the crew of Ty Dewi is on the home stretch of their Atlantic Crossing. After many days at sea, the crew is well into the offshore rhythm. But the recipe for happy sailing has been missing a couple of important ingredients ... [more]  

Landfall in Antigua
Sailor recounts mid-Pacific rescue from burning yacht
Auckland On Water Boat Show gets huge exhibitor support
Lifeboats rescued yacht from infamous Manacles rocks
Multihull Solutions Sail 2 Indonesia Rally gets away to a great start
All new Port2Port Down Under Rally announced
Sydney Boat Show – Charter boat ownership seminars
Maritime piracy report reveals SE Asian attacks against small tankers
Multihull Solutions Sail 2 Indonesia Rally gets away to a great start
Solo Atlantic singlehanded crossing on a first rule(1907)
Sailors rescued from burning yacht in the Pacific Ocean
Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 – Have you booked your accommodation?
The castaway dog who never gave up + Video
Waves travel astonishing distances
A day in the life of Ty Dewi - Part II
Successful Auction at the Runaway Bay Marina
A new dredge guaranteed for Gippsland Lakes
Cruising the Pacific- the Coconut Milk Run
Greece - Is it yachting as usual?
Cambodia - Clearance changes including increased costs
Marquesas - Fatu Hiva and Hiva Oa – Freedom and adventure   
Sam Haines joins North Sails Australia   
Boaters urged to keep safe in colder conditions   
Changed boating conditions at Kogarah Bay in Sans Souci this weekend   
While you were sleeping series – Sydney images by Andrea Francolini   
NSW boating handbook available for first time as downloadable ebook   
One Sailing aims to secure the future of our sport   
Port Mathurin, Rodrigues – Old fashioned cruising hospitality   
Donna Lange set for second solo circumnavigation   
2015 Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Start on 15th birthday   
Two common chores for diesel boat owners + Videos   
Host of auctions coming up at Marine Auctions   
Ocean scientists warn ahead of 2015 climate change negotiations   
Southern Spars’ Director and super yacht specialist moves to London   
Wild Oats XI - Henri Lloyd technical clothing partner   
New online course for boaters - All about Marine Radio   
World ARC - A warm welcome to Niue and Vava’u   
Changes ahead for World Sailing - Interview with new ISAF CEO. *Feature   
Gulf countries urged to relax cruising restrictions   
Nautitech - The first Open 40 in Australia   


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