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Sir Peter Blake's son fulfils Dad's pledge... Vale Koomooloo.... Sam's Cushy Life... and more | 29/12/2006
Final night of the ARC...Latest on Tony Bullimore...satphone saves Scotsman.... and much more | 24/12/2006
ARC, Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma), El Nino and hurricanes | 18/12/2006
Sail-World Cruising in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers | 10/12/2006
Sail-World's in the ARC | 01/12/2006
Sailor on the run...Antifouling study...questions over Bullimore on his way to Hobart... and much more... | 22/11/2006
Where is Tony Bullimore... ARC stories...how to keep healthy fuel...new South Pacific island.. and more | 16/11/2006
Anchoring for Smarties..ARC News...Top Environment Award for Exhaust System..and more | 09/11/2006
Watching the ARC, truth about Snubbers, Bay of Bengal piracy figures up | 01/11/2006
Dennis Conner in New York, arrested yachtsmen released, Beneteau price coming down | 25/10/2006
Sailor save refugees... new cruising boats... watch out for Houses at sea.. and more | 18/10/2006
More safety at sea, more in the Caribbean - Sir Chay Blyth's company in trouble and more | 11/10/2006
Tales of the solo sailors, blaze on Tall Ship, yacht missing in typhoon and more | 04/10/2006
Heading for Madeira | 28/09/2006
Bavaria Vision World Launch, Seawind Success, Boom Brake warnings and Boat Birthdays | 20/09/2006
Mystery ghost yachts and Gibraltar apes, Tangaroa's achievement and wireless wind - and much more | 14/09/2006
The Epirb that could save your life..World ARC great response..Borneo incentive for cruising race | 08/09/2006
Solo-circumnavigating grandmother, Tunisia, trailing gens and more | 04/09/2006
Sail-World Cruising News | 25/08/2006
Malta features in today's World Cruising Magazine | 17/08/2006
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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 - Il faut se pincer pour le croire mais Dongfeng Race Team vient de gagner quatre places en moins… d’une heure. Alors qu’ils évoluaient en queue de peloton jusqu’à ce matin, avec un retard de près de 24 milles sur le leader, Caudrelier et ses hommes sont parvenus à renverser la vapeur grâce à une trajectoire unique ... [more]  

Cinco dos seis barcos que disputam a quinta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race podem assumir a qualquer momento a liderança nos mares do Sul. ... [more]  

Topper events, including the Topper World Championship are open to all sailors of various ages and standard ... [more]  

If racing sailors could choose . . . it would be for consistent wind of 20-22 knots, sunshine and courses that are not of the repeated windward/leeward variety and occasional natural hazards. Those attending the St. Thomas International Regatta had exactly that today. The natural hazards struck hard with some – beach catamarans upside down are difficult to right ... [more]  

Latest update from the Team Vestas Wind rebuild in Bergamo, Italy In this behind-the-scenes episode, Neil Cox and Tom Kiff update us on progress from Persico Marine in Italy. The hull is ready and the deck has been reconstructed ... [more]  

The Transat 2016 – The iconic sea-faring City of Plymouth (UK), known as Britain’s Ocean City, has won the bid to host the start of the next edition, ensuring that The Transat, the successor for professional sailors to the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR in 1960, will start from its historic ‘home’ of Plymouth on Sunday, May 8, 2016 ... [more]  

With less than a week until the 33rd Garda Optimist Meeting over 800 participants have already pre-registered. After an absence of 25 years, South Africa returns represented by Alex Falcon. The Guinness World Record event will be preceded by the first Country Cup Meeting a regatta competed by nations. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – As with most exclusion zones tactically, the fleet wants to be the other side of it, but they are put there for the good of the fleet and safety of the sailors ... [more]  

The first stage of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 will be held this weekend on March 27-29. A truly international fleet will start their sailing season in the beautiful bay of Portoroz, Slovenia. ... [more]  

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   
Barcelona World Race - The longest day   
Volvo Ocean Race - Atletas sofrem em 'noite selvagem' no Oceano Antárt   
Barcelona World Race - Ne pas vendre la peau de l'ours...   
Volvo Ocean Race - Whether the Weather again   
Volvo Ocean Race - Una noche salvaje en el Océano Antártico   
Volvo Ocean Race – In the wake of our Chinese gybe   
Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and new format   
Volvo Ocean Race - Nuit de frayeur dans le grand sud   
Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean   


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