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Australia to chase pirates...Changing over to furlers...World's best job in Whitsundays...No land for 1000 days...Secret life for Lord Nelson?... and much more | 15/01/2009
Summer season prizes from Burke...how's your anchoring etiquette... which dinghy should you buy?...did the Chinese discover America before Columbus?...and much more... | 08/01/2009
Searching for Nirvana in 2009 | 01/01/2009
Where are all the cruising sailors at Christmas? | 24/12/2008
new yacht hijacking off Somalia...Sydney Hobart to be webcast...yachtsman's death reasons...Belize - destination to pine for...light up your dark lockers...and much more | 18/12/2008
Why not sail around Australia?...'Yes I hit the tinny' Craig Gore's Skipper confesses...Ten Mainsail Tips for short-handed cruisers...aground in Antarctica - pollution fear...and much more | 11/12/2008
Rogue Waves - they're not myths...New safety net for sailors... yacht explodes off Ballina... Roman Abramovich's Final Pirate Solution...Blue Water Rally...and much more... | 04/12/2008
Fiji is back for cruising sailors... late Pittwater bargains for this weekend...10 Rules for anjoying a storm...Sail WA, the last frontier...two on raft for three nights...and much more... | 27/11/2008
No-one with any brains ever stayed on a yacht for an hour more than necessary -who said that?...New Kid on the Block, the RAYA anchor...AMVER gives awards after 25 years of rescues...and much more... | 20/11/2008
D-Day for Epirbs...the cheap alternative, buy a boat and sail it home...Treleavens are back...crossing a bar safely...Doyle's free weather seminar...and much more... | 13/11/2008
C-Map Product Alert...Buizen legend longer...Rob's Passage Planner, making life easy...Sea Scoopa invention...the truth about what's wrong with our oceans...and much more... | 06/11/2008
Royal Perth Yacht Club - what crisis?...Deck Hardware sale...Second teen vies for youngest round the world...Sailors Radio webcast...Bavaria and Bakers with new yachts... and more... | 30/10/2008
Cruise to Hobart announced... Balmain Regatta this Sunday...Sir Richard Branson... Pete Goss...Zac Sunderland...Hugo Boss... Sailors' Naughtical Almanac... Leaping dolphins and more... | 23/10/2008
Wild Ride for Zac...furling genoas....Classic Aussie Barbecue in Lord Howe...new electric outboard motor...yacht sold for $30... and more | 16/10/2008
For the cruising sailor - best most up-to-date Sailing News and articles from Australia and the World | 09/10/2008
Australian Cruising News | 03/10/2008
Adventure...sunsets...pirate attacks...rallies...quirky stories... all in this week's Sail-World Cruising | 25/09/2008
Two French sailors rescued after commandos storm sailing boat...hope fades for Blessed Be...Blessing of the Fleet in Southport...black Bear attacks man in marina...sailing book reviews...and much more... | 18/09/2008
Blessed Be Search continues...French sailors to be swapped for pirates?...preparing your boat for high winds...eco-friendly soda blasting... Brisbane Boat Show...and more... | 11/09/2008
sailor's life lost after losing keel...Coalition Warships to protect shipping...but pirates captured another French yacht...avoiding fire on your sailing boat...and more | 04/09/2008
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Si hace unos días Iker Martínez, patrón del Mapfre, afirmaba en tono jocoso que olía a Patán -Pablo Arrarte-, su excompañero de equipo que navega ahora con Team Brunel, es posible que lo que huela en estos momentos sea el Cabo de Hornos. MAPFRE navega segundo a sólo 3,8 millas del barco de bandera turco-americana tras haber superado un par de problemas técnicos que le apearon de primera posición. ... [more]  

At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day by International Melges 24 Class Association
The final day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz started with the lack of wind and waiting ashore. After one and a half hour a sea-breeze arrived allowing just one more race to complete the series of eight races. The Melges 24 2015 sailing season in Europe has been kicked off with this great event hosted by the Yachting Club Portoroz ... [more]  

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Sixty-two yachts from the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe cast off Friday in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. Hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club March 27 to 29, this ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ boasts an impressive fleet ranging from 50- to 60-foot super hi-tech sport boats to lightening quick 16-foot beach cats. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Bassins de décantation by Barcelona World Race Media
Barcelona World Race - Naviguer en Méditerranée, c’est aussi faire l’apprentissage de la patience. Alors qu’un boulevard semblait hier s’ouvrir devant eux, Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz ont dû batailler une bonne partie de la nuit dans des vents variables faibles. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Altadill, 52, has enjoyed many round the world race finishes over a varied and successful career spanning nearly 30 years. But finishing into his own home city, through the waters where he grew up sailing - and indeed coached at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the Spanish Olympic team - will surely rank as one of the sweetest memories of his life. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ... [more]  

RC44 Valletta Cup – Giant seas and 25 knot winds provided a challenging penultimate day of racing for the 11 teams competing in Malta ... [more]  

The kiteboarders were the first to race at the 46th Trofeo Sofia Iberostar with three races dominated by Spanish rider Florián Trittel and Elena Kalinina (RUS) in Es Portitxol. Meanwhile in the other clubs the Olympic classes were starting their preparations for the practice race on Sunday and the start of the competition Monday ... [more]  

So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2 by International Melges 24 Class Association
Heavy rain was gone for the second day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event organized by the Yachting Club Portoroz. Instead of the sun, clear blue sky and lighter NE wind Bora were the key-words of the day allowing complete four races. With seven races altogether today's score will take into account one discard. ... [more]  

Mike Holt and Carl Smit put the hammer down on day one of the SAP 505 World Championships to nail the first two races in sunny Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ... [more]  

“Seule la victoire est jolie” avait dit Michel Malinowski à l’arrivée de la première édition de la Route du Rhum quand son grand monocoque avait été battu de 98s par un petit trimaran jaune, barré par un navigateur canadien inconnu du grand public, Mike Birch. ... [more]  

RC44 Valletta Cup - Maxed out in Malta by RC44 Class Association
If the Mediterranean conjures up images of balmy sun drenched days and wearing shorts and T-shirts, today it was at the opposite end of the meteorological spectrum, challenging RC44 Valletta Cup competitors to the maximum. ... [more]  

Neutrogena is now forecast to cross the finish line in Barcelona at around 1730hrs UTC Monday evening. Barcelona will no doubt lay on an emotional welcome for one of its favourite, most successful and well known round the world racers, who will complete his seventh circumnavigation. ... [more]  

Since 0700 UTC this morning, the average boat speeds of the fleet have been from 17 to 19.5 knots. Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been the fastest and with the same speed: 19.5 knots. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon as they approach Cape Horn on Monday. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – I just fished a carton of coffee creamer out of the food bag. Written on it in felt pen was: 'You can do it!' What a fantastic confidence booster in the middle of nowhere, written by Edgar Dinkelaar ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Team Alvimedica watch captain, Ryan Houston says the Southern Ocean Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has had racing as close as you would expect in a Coastal Race. All the top group are within sight of each other, and there have been some close passing maneuvers with the boats sailing at 25-30kts. Includes two on board videos. ... [more]  

Alors qu’il évolue en deuxième position à bord de MAPFRE, Jean-Luc Nélias fait le point sur cette sixième étape. Il parle de cette régate au contact, des conditions glaciales, des icebergs en maraude et des empannages à n’en plus finir. ... [more]  

Solo Basse Normandie - Eyes on the tracker by Artemis Offshore Academy
Despite early sunshine in Granville, it was a grey start to 188 mile Solo Basse Normandie (Friday 27th March) with fine drizzle reducing visibility and just seven knots of wind on the start line for 24 competitors to play with. However, the gloom was soon pierced by the beaming white smile of Artemis Offshore Academy Rookie Rob Bunce (Artemis 37), as he started his competitive solo Figaro career ... [more]  

Le Grand Prix Guyader est, sans conteste, un événement nautique par excellence au cours duquel les plus grands skippers de l’hexagone et au-delà aiment se retrouver et se confronter dans une baie souvent qualifiée de « véritable stade nautique». Pour autant, la mer coulant dans les veines des organisateurs du Grand Prix Guyader : tout ce qui flotte est de la fête. ... [more]  

Over 1,200 sailors from 65 countries are in Palma de Mallorca to compete in the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. This international regatta has become a regular feature for worldwide sailors who will race in the 10 Olympic events, the Formula Kite, the Dragon and the 2.4 Paralympic class, from the 28th of March until the fourth of April in the beautiful bay of Palma. ... [more]  

One of the innovations of the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar is the addition of Kiteboarding. For IKA CEO, Markus Schwendtner this represents an important step towards the inclusion of Kiteboarding as an Olympic discipline in 2020. ... [more]  

Head-torches on, Howie Hamlin and Jeff Nelson were working another late night in the boat park, on the eve of the SAP 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 1 by International Melges 24 Class Association
The first day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz, Slovenia welcomed the sailors with a pouring rain and +12 degrees. As a result of the day three races were completed. ... [more]  

With gale force winds forecast from lunchtime on, it was a relatively early start to proceedings for day three of RC44 Valletta Cup in Malta. Principal Race Officer, Peter Reggio, got racing underway two hours ahead of schedule, at 0930, before finally pulling plug at midday after two races had been held. ... [more]  

Au 86è jour de mer, la course continue de plus belle pour les six équipages de la Barcelona World Race toujours sur l’eau. Deuxième bateau attendu à Barcelone, Neutrogena, termine aujourd’hui sa progression vers Gibraltar. Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz sont attendus ce soir aux portes de la Méditerranée (entre 23h et minuit HF) ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Home waters by Barcelona World Race
Neutrogena, sailed by Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilean co-skipper José Munoz, should return into Mediterranean this evening. Once more One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are defying expectations and sailing quicker upwind than their rivals, 150 miles to their west, We Are Water. Current routeings have the two Catalan IMOCA 60's only hours apart at Gibraltar, too close to call right now. ... [more]  

Looking at the tracker right now it reminds me of the 1979 Atari Super Breakout game. The top five boats have been up and down all day, gybing along the ice limit as they head southeast. You see them sailing downwind on port tack doing 18 to 20 knots of speed on average. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – 'Hay que amar esto para hacerlo, no se puede explicar en palabras. Si no, no lo haces'. Así comenzaba Fran Vignale, el reportero del MAPFRE, su blog de hoy, en el que relata las condiciones que están viviendo en el océano Antártico, que les impide, en ocasiones, cubrir sus más básicas necesidades fisiológicas ... [more]  

La última colisión de un barco de la Volvo Ocean Race con un iceberg tuvo lugar en 2001-02, en el océano Antártico. Para evitar que vuelva a ocurrir, desde 2005-06 la organización establece límites de hielo como los que la flota bordea en estos momentos, y dentro de los que se desplaza a la deriva una mole de 25 millones de toneladas de hielo ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - La magie de Dongfeng
Diferença mínima entre barcos esquenta disputa da mais gelada etapa
Topper World Championships - ISA Topper squad for Summer 2015
St Thomas Int Regatta: No more of the Up and Down on Day 1
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild - Episode 2
The Transat 2016 – City of Plymouth chosen as host venue
33rd Garda Optimist Meeting just a week away
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet dives south close to the ice limit
Melges 24 European Sailing Series will take off in Portoroz, Slovenia
America's Cup boils over with two leading Challengers set to walk away
Volvo Ocean Race - Long cold shower
Volvo Ocean Race - The start of a new day
RC44 Valletta Cup - Big wave blast off in Malta + Video
Barcelona World Race - La fin de la foire
Barcelona World Race - And the beat goes on!
Volvo Ocean Race - bouncing along the barbed wire fence
America's Cup: Luna Rossa threatens withdrawal over boat change
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team - Back in the mix
RC44 Valletta Cup 2015 kicks off + Video highlights
Volvo Ocean Race - Skirting new ice limit lines on route to Cape Horn
North American Melges 32 fleet, locked and loaded   
RC44 Championship Tour - Glamour day on Grand Harbour   
Cheminées Poujoulat, vainqueur de Barcelona World Race 2014-2015   
Barcelona World Race - Bernard Stamm, Jean Le Cam, premières réactions   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fast sailing deep in the Southern Ocean - Video   
America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs   
Volvo Ocean Race - We've found Nemo! - as new ice limit advised   
Barcelona World Race - Victory for renowned Swiss-French duo   
Barcelona World Race - Winners, first reactions   
Volvo Ocean Race - The fight to Cape Horn   
Barcelona World Race - Final Miles for Cheminées Poujoulat   
Barcelona World Race - Poujoulat en approche de la ligne d’arrivée   
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat slowed by the light winds   
Solitaire Figaro - And they’re off… nearly   
Alinghi will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour   
Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind's rebuild progresses at Persico   
Rio100 wins Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas on debut   
Big breeze season opener at RC44 Valletta Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Boat Blogs - A wild Southern Ocean shake-up + Video   


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