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Grounding in the VOR! Sailing news from Canada | 01/12/2014
2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race: The best of Leg 1 | 14/11/2014
Route du Rhum, they are off in St-Malo! Sailing news from Canada | 03/11/2014
VOR, Route du Rhum and other sailing news from Canada... | 28/10/2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 1 - Veterans lead fleet towards Gibraltar | 12/10/2014
RHSP, LO300 and other sailing news from Canada and the world... | 11/07/2014
Latest sailing news from Canada and the world... | 28/06/2014
AC35, VOR, Clipper and other sailing news from Canada... | 15/06/2014
Delta Lloyd, Atlantic Cup and other sailing news from Canada... | 21/05/2014
Latest Sailing news from Canada and beyond... | 06/05/2014
Sailing’s Road to Rio | 20/04/2014
World Cup, CRTW and VOR - Sailing news from Canada and beyond... | 19/04/2014
News from Canadians in World Cup, local and offshore events... | 06/04/2014
Rolex Awards... more news from Canada and beyond... | 04/03/2014
Canadian Sailing Team line up... more news from Canada and beyond... | 17/02/2014
Canadian Sailing Team line up... more news from Canada and beyond... | 17/02/2014
Miami ORC and offshore news from Canada! | 29/01/2014
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2013 – The Real Race | 31/12/2013
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2013 - Of Gates, Pools and Level Crossings | 28/12/2013
Sydney Hobart and Clipper news from Canada! | 25/12/2013
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

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 America's Cup boiled over with a split between two of the senior teams in the 35th America's Cup, and the commercial and marketing arm of the Cup Defender Golden Gate Yacht Club. The series of plays was triggered by a statement from the Luna Rossa Challenge that they would consider withdrawing from the 35th America's Cup if there was a change to the class announced nine months previously ... [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]  

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]  

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]  

This morning was a special sunrise for me. It has been a hard few days, full of emotion, stress, adrenaline. As skipper it is hard to find the balance between pushing the boat and crew, but making sure we stay safe and keep our boat in one piece. ... [more]  

Fleet racing at the RC44 Valletta Cup got off to a challenging start on Malta's north coast, the 11 crews taking on some of the biggest waves and most confused seas they have ever encountered in their slender one designs. ... [more]  

La belle histoire! Il suffisait de regarder les trognes de Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam pour s’en convaincre. Ces deux-là ont vécu de sacrés moments de complicité à trouver les mille et une solutions pour résoudre les galères auxquelles ils ont dû faire face. Ils ont bataillé, se sont livrés et surtout, ils ont su partager mettre en commun leurs expériences au service du bateau. ... [more]  

While the Barcelona World Race winners Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam have been granted the best Spring weather the Catalan capital can muster for them to find their land legs after 84 racing days, the final 230 miles to Gibraltar for second placed Neutrogena look like being relatively straightforwards. ... [more]  

Another sleepless night for most of the fleet. As the girls on Team SCA had no choice but to take a less-is-more approach to navigate the ice limit, the rest of the fleet has been caught up in a gybing battle the whole way between the ice limits #7 and #8. ... [more]  

The Challenger of Record, long time America's Cup competitor, Luna Rossa have threatened to withdraw from the America's Cup if the mooted Protocol change to a smaller boat is implemented. Emirates Team NZ, via social media, have supported the Italian stand against the boat change. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Today, in OC Sport’s office the Dongfeng Race Team shore team received the latest position report. Dongfeng, who most likely through determination, smart navigation and no doubt a little luck, have managed to gain 24 miles in three hours. ... [more]  

Malta laid on possibly the best ever beginning to an RC44 Championship Tour. The RC44 Valletta Cup kicked off on Malta's Grand Harbour with a day of match racing within one of sailing's most spectacular settings: The 500 year old Maltese capital of Valletta on one side and the city's giant forts the other. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - The ice limit coordinates, as decided by Race Control, have been dictating the action in the last eight hours. The first five boats are now short-gybing up a virtual coastline to within just 300 metres. ... [more]  

In partnership with the Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC), the International Melges 32 Class Association is excited to announce a three-part Winter Series in 2015/16. Each event will be hosted by LYC and based out of the expansive Bahia Mar Marina and Hotel. Combining warm weather, a world-class racing venue that can provide just about every condition, and first class hospitality with easy logistics. ... [more]  

Today Malta laid on possibly the best ever beginning to a RC44 Championship Tour. The RC44 Valletta Cup kicked off on Malta's Grand Harbour with a day of match racing within one of sailing's most spectacular settings: The 500 year old Maltese capital of Valletta on one side and the city's giant forts on the other. ... [more]  

Cheminées Poujoulat co-skippé par Bernard Stamm (Suisse) et Jean Le Cam (France), a franchi en vainqueur la ligne d’arrivée de la Barcelona World Race à 17:50:25 UTC. Des vagues étaient de moins d'un mètre et le vent de SSE de 10-15 nœuds. ... [more]  

Ils sont arrivés au coucher du soleil devant Barcelone. A peine la ligne d’arrivée franchie c’est l’équipe technique de Cheminées Poujoulat qui est montée à bord du bateau avant d’accueillir la famille de Bernard Stamm.Les deux hommes rasés de près et visiblement heureux d’avoir remporté cette victoire se sont livrés au petit jeu des questions et des réponses ... [more]  

Video from all the boats from Day 6 and 7 of Leg 5 in the Volvo Ocean Race as the boats skirt the ice zone. Features fast sailing footage from all the boats, plus the on-board video of Team SCA's Chinese Gybe on Monday night. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
America's Cup organisers have issued a media release following a competitors conference believed to have been held last Monday. The thrust of the release is to focus on the recurring theme of reducing costs by using a smaller boat for the event. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race’s fleet passed over Point Nemo* on Wednesday – the furthest from land you can get when at sea– on the day that a new ice limit was introduced by organisers to keep the boats clear of a large iceberg that was drifting towards the path of the fleet. ... [more]  

The vastly experienced duo, Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) have won the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 and set the reference time for the two crew round the world race: 84 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds to complete the 23,321.76 miles of the theoretical course. ... [more]  

It was just at sunset, in the end, when Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam broke the finish line off Barcelona's iconic W-Hotel to complete their victory in the Barcelona World Race. They punched the air with delight as the gun sounded after 84 days and 5 hours of racing, a joyous release of elation and relief. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Despite the fleet being separated by 80nm it all comes down to the new front forming in the next 12 hours which will power the boats on to Cape Horn. Mapfre, as the southernmost boat, has the most wind as they head directly to the ice limit. ... [more]  

Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) are within 15 miles and about 90 minutes of sailing time of winning the third edition of the Barcelona World Race. The Cheminées Poujoulat co-skippers were still making 8-14kts of boat speed towards the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - A 17 heures, l’équipage de Cheminées Poujoulat pointe à moins de vingt milles de la ligne d’arrivée. Bernard Stamm et Jean le Cam avancent 10 nœuds et devraient boucler leur parcours entre 19h et 19h30, heure française. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are now off Taragona, but have fallen into the zone of light winds which is protecting the finish line. ... [more]  

Solitaire du Figaro - And they’re off…nearly. Just three days now stand between Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Rob Bunce (Artemis 37), Robin Elsey (Artemis 43), Andrew Baker (Artemis 23) and the first race of their solo offshore careers – the 196 mile Solo Basse Normandie starting 1430 CET on Friday 27th March. ... [more]  

After winning both the Vulcain Trophy (Lake Geneva) on its Decision 35 and the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series (global), Alinghi is proud to announce that it will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. The team will also again race on Lake Geneva on the D35 circuit. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo is not going to be hard as it’s right in front of them. The fleet is now only 100 nautical miles from the most remote place in the whole world, also known as the Pole of Inaccessibility. It’s ironic really as the northern pack might pass through its very location, almost as if they were trying to visit this iconic point and run it down. ... [more]  

The rebuild of the VO65 Team Vestas Wind is progressing well at the Persico Marine facility to Bergamo, Italy. So far the the VO65 is on track to rejoin the race fleet during the Lisbon Stopover, taking the fleet back up to seven boats. ... [more]  

The Bakewell-White supermaxi 'RIO100' has taken Line Honours in the 800nm 2015 Newport Beach (Calif. USA) to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) International Yacht Race. Manouch Mosheyadi and his team won on debut in their home waters. ... [more]  

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
Spindrift 2’s new mast, a work of craftmanship
SAP 505 Worlds headed for South Africa’s 'Windy City'
Flota del Volvo Ocean Race colabora en el estudio del Océano Austral
Alinghi joins the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour
Volvo Ocean Race: A wild night in the Southern Ocean + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Deploying the Buoy
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet gybes and heads east again
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Two shows and 90 minutes from everywhere
America's Cup: AC72 - Luna Rossa Catamaran images by Carlo Borlenghi
Barcelona World Race - Doucement, prudemment, sûrement…   
Barcelona World Race - Final weather hurdles for Cheminees Poujoulat   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leaving Auckland and catching Pam - Onboard Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet commits to southern routing   
Dinghy Academy goes from strength to strength - Part two   
Volvo Ocean Race - Presentación de exposición fotográfica   
Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe - A six mois du départ de 20e édition   
Volvo Ocean Race - Place your bets   
Time de brasileiro na Volvo Ocean Race toma estratégia ousada   
Volvo Ocean Race – Sunshine and wind as fleet heads for Horn   
Volvo Ocean Race - Better safe than sorry   
Volvo Ocean Race - Another good day for Team Brunel   
Moins de 500 milles jusqu’à Barcelone   
Volvo Ocean Race - Autopista al Cabo de Hornos   
Barcelona World Race - Leaders back in the Med -The final 500 miles   
Volvo Ocean Race - A failed attempt at a comeback   
2015 ISAF Youth World Championship - Registration to open   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel ups the pace   
Volvo Ocean Race - Bull in a China shop   
What motivates a Clipper Round the World Race sailor?   


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