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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

This is to advise you that the Cook Islands have increased their fee schedule up to and over a 1,000 % for yachts. The fee for anchoring in the lagoon at Penrhyn and the various atolls was approx $3 NZ / day. Now the fees have increased to about $3.00 / meter of your boat per day. ... [more]  

We departed the peaceful paradise that is Ile Boddam, Chagos, on Monday afternoon and set out for an 1100 mile windward beat to Rodriguez. It was worth the effort to get there, and our 25 days at Ile Boddam were unique - a place that few people visit that has intimate connections with the cruising lifestyle (and many of our friends) going back decades. ... [more]  

2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally – Friday heralded the arrival of rally boats Paul Schapper’s Toroa, Robert Bryce’s Albatross and Joanna Pearson’s Odyssey of Fremantle into Bali Marina. It has been a busy week for Principal Race Officer Trevor Milton and Race Director Rob Thomas having been out on the water almost constantly for the whole week. ... [more]  

Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally – Retired race boat Slipstream, owned and skippered by the Rod Mulcahy arrived in Bali at 7.39pm on the 28th May 2015. ... [more]  

Arrived on the famous Easter Island (Chile) on May 20th, the R4WO scientific teams have proceeded onto the first scientific surveys in the South Pacific Garbage Patch on the coasts of the island devastated by plastic waste. At the same time, they have also continued with different sociological studies undertaken until now with local populations. ... [more]  

Nearly four months after contact was lost with the three-man South African crew of a catamaran in the Indian Ocean, an upturned catamaran has been sighted in the Indian Ocean. ... [more]  

Insurance may not be the buzzword. There is not unobtanium for keels, spinach enhanced sails or hulls of cut diamond and vibranium fuel cells powering arc reactors to rave on about. No. It is numbers, facts, risk and documentation. Boring? No. Quite the contrary if you happen to have put your boat up on a reef or Hughie blows it off its mooring, smashes her through everything in sight... ... [more]  

Sailboat Racing, Iditarod-Style—A look at the Race to Alaska *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA
When it comes to big adventures in small boats, it’s tough to beat the Race to Alaska, which starts in Port Townsend, Washington, and takes racers to Ketchikan, Alaska, by way of a stopover in Victoria, British Columbia. The race rules are straightforward and simple—get to Alaska, via any type of non-motorized craft, as fast as possible, via any route, as long as the journey is self-supported. ... [more]  

Lifejackets help save lives during safety campaign by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
The importance of wearing a lifejacket while crossing a coastal bar was demonstrated during the final Roads and Maritime Services statewide boating safety and education campaign for the 2014-15 boating season. ... [more]  

Privilege Marine has just launched the exciting new Privilège Serie 6 catamaran, which is revolutionising multihull design and performance. ... [more]  

Two veterans of Fremantle to Bali Race arrive just 15 minutes apart by Jayllee Carter and Oakridge Communication Group
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Two veterans of the Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally, Sue Sea and Mustang Sally arrived in Bali within fifteen minutes of each other today (Thursday) with skippers and crew of both yachts elated by the sail and the allure of the island. ... [more]  

2015 Pensacola a La Habana — The Pensacola Yacht Club gives preliminary notice of an offshore rally and race from Pensacola, Florida in October, 2015 to the Hemingway International Yacht Club near Havana, Cuba. ... [more]  

Australians with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are taking part in a world-first voyage that arrived in Sydney at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia for World MS Day on May 27 before setting sailing up the east coast of Australia. ... [more]  

Multihull Solutions has enjoyed a spectacular boat show on the Gold Coast setting new sales records for new and pre-owned multihulls at two simultaneous events. ... [more]  

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]  

With FEMA’s Hurricane Preparation Week upon us (May 24-30), waterfront towns and boating businesses are learning how to better prepare their local boating community. In the aftermath of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, orphaned boats littered the streets around Staten Island, New York’s Great Kills Harbor, hindering the clean up and delaying the return of electrical power. ... [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]  

Stricken yacht remains missing at sea by Bay of Plenty Times - NZ Herald
A yacht missing at sea may never be found, after the revelation the locator beacon transmitting its position is no longer with the boat. ... [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]  

It takes a little extra effort to venture down the Mexican coastline to Zihuatanejo, but you’ll be well rewarded when you arrive. There’s something for everyone in Zihuatanejo: a charming beachside Mexican community, fabulous beaches, several great anchorages as well as Isla Grande, ample snorkeling and swimming in surrounding areas. ... [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]  

2015 Fremantle to Bali Race - Hopes alive for Indian and Wild Side
BoatBook’s SailingLog is the world’s first automatic sailing logbook
Cruising South- Emergency on board and rescue by Mexican Navy (Part I)
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Port Macquarie to Gabo Island
World's first ocean cleaning system to be deployed in 2016
Sydney set to greet Oceans of Hope yacht
2015 Gold Coast Marine Expo - Invitation to the official opening
Fremantle to Bali Race - Frontrunners ahead of 2013 race record time
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race - Leading yachts pursue different tactics
OceansWatch runs annual expeditions to Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally gets underway
Land Rover Winter Series Race 4 - Winter perfection on Sydney Harbour
Fremantle to Bali - New start date officially announced
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Start rescheduled to Sunday
NASA study shows Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf nearing collapse
Volvo Ocean Race - A call to action over trash in the oceans
The real-world benefits of AIS to cruising sailors
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   

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