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Aussies in Europe - Palma, Spain on the winding Road to Rio | 31/03/2014
The Road to Rio – Palma Power | 27/03/2014
Extreme challenge for Aussie team | 19/03/2014
Defender and Challenger present different views on the America's Cup | 14/03/2014
Boxing Kangaroo Mast Walk and sailing news from Australia... | 11/03/2014
America's Cup, 18's, new sponsors for Sail Port Stephens and more | 08/03/2014
The best interview yet on AC34, a walk on the wild side and 18's | 05/03/2014
Dark days at Oracle Team USA, the JJ and more... | 03/03/2014
Vale Lou Abrahams,18 footers, the surfing croc and more | 28/02/2014
Extreme, the JJ, Youth Olympics, Kiwis in the VOR? And more | 26/02/2014
18 footers, Extreme 40, Sail-world redesign and more, at the top mark. | 24/02/2014
More clues on America's Cup 2017, Earth Wind and the new Sail-World | 19/02/2014
A-Cats, Hobie 16's and more ...a giant sailing week down under... | 17/02/2014
Of A-Cats, Hobies, Extremes and Big Waves | 14/02/2014
Phew… looking towards the winter racing season | 10/02/2014
Glenn Ashby leads the circus | 07/02/2014
Pleasing surprises on the Road to Rio | 03/02/2014
Of Cyclones, VOR, Melges 24's, match racing and more | 31/01/2014
Australians good first day in Miami | 29/01/2014
Australia Day Medals and Contender Melges – A Hobie kind of Day | 27/01/2014
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Charles Caudrelier: “It’s really hard for everyone, we were leading the race overall and this is a kick in the teeth. Hurts to think about the other teams still in full competition, still sailing.”Dongfeng has not officially retired from leg 5 as yet and skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is still considering the possibility of the race crew continuing on from Ushuaia ... [more]  

Whilst everyone onboard remains in good shape considering circumstances, final miles to Ushuaia are anything but easy. Despite working throughout their day, which is now drawing to a close, the determined men of Dongfeng have not managed to remove all the damaged parts of the broken mast. The original mast rigging that holds up the remaining main section of mast is only in place on the port side. ... [more]  

2015 Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The focus was on the kitesurfers during the first three days, and especially on Spanish rider Florian Trittel. ... [more]  

SAP 505 World Championships - Day 3 by Sailing Intelligence
Day three of SAP 505 World Championships saw the return of stronger breezes to Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Mike Holt and Carl Smit were the pathfinder boat for the first race of the day, but reigning World Champions found no benefit in having to sail to the right-hand side of the course, while early-out-of-the-gate Ian Pinnell was pleased that his hunch about the left proved correct ... [more]  

Jonathan Lobert (FRA), the London 2012 bronze medallist, leads the 74 boat Finn fleet after the first day of racing at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. Current world champion, Giles Scott (GBR) sits in second with Tapio Nirkko (FIN) third. ... [more]  

From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ... [more]  

Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ... [more]  

Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ... [more]  

Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. With a broken FRO sail and electronic problems, the magenta crew now has to find the right balance between safety and racing. ... [more]  

Princess Sofia Trophy, the second international event of the season after the Sailing World Cup in Miami in January, is being contested from today in Palma de Mallorca in the Balearics ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ... [more]  

The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ... [more]  

Solo Basse Normandie – It’s hard to know what’s more intense – sailing a 24 hour race through rough seas, huge tide and gusting winds against some of the best solo sailors in the world, or having your faced glued to a computer screen for 24 hours, tracking the progress of the Artemis Offshore Academy’s Figaro fleet during their first race of the season. ... [more]  

La Volvo Ocean Race confirme que Dongfeng Race Team a démâté tôt ce lundi (30 mai, temps GMT). Personne n’est blessé et l’équipage n’est pas en danger immédiat. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team ha comunicado haber roto el mástil a 240 millas al oeste de Cabo de Hornos a las 0315 UTC (0415 CET, hora española) del lunes 30 de marzo, última hora de la noche en esa zona del planeta. ... [more]  

One final light air race concluded the first act of J/70 Alcatel Onetouch Italian Trophy, hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco. For the last two days, twenty-eight J’70s have done battle on the waters off the Principality for the first event of the Italian Open National Championship, with an opening day of absolutely perfect racing conditions. ... [more]  

The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – L’équipage se dirige vers Ushuaia (Chili) où va l’attendre l’équipe technique. Caudrelier ne souhaite pas abandonner pour l’instant. ... [more]  

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses tested the talents of seasoned sailors and weekend warriors alike on the second day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. ... [more]  

The 17th combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta, sponsored for the third year by UBS AG, will be held in St Aubin's Bay and off the south coast from fourth to 6th September. ... [more]  

Eurocup Series – It’s set to be an exciting season for the RS Feva class as we see the European championships taking place from 23rd-25th May 2015 ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ... [more]  

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]  

RC44 Valletta Cup overall by RC44 Class Association
Conditions came good for the final races of the RC44 Valletta Cup in Malta with the wind well into the 20s and substantial waves once again, but today with the welcome addition of Mediterranean sunshine. ... [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]  

St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit
2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2
SAP 505 World Championships - Two bullets fire Holt into early lead
Barcelona World Race - La confusion des sentiments
RC44 Valletta Cup - Maxed out in Malta
BWR - Barcelona ready to bid 'benvinguda' to Neutrogena Monday
Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor
Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken
Volvo Ocean Race – Seize the day
Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - 'L'air est à 5°, l'eau est à 6...'
Solo Basse Normandie - Eyes on the tracker
Le Grand Prix Guyader - Y'a pas que la voile à Douarnenez !
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Over 1,200 sailors will compete
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar -Kiteboarders compete for first time
SAP 505 World Championships - Hamlin in a race against time
2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 1
RC44 Valletta Cup - Katusha does the double
Barcelona Race - L’équateur pour les uns, Gibraltar pour les autres
Barcelona World Race - Home waters   
Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine   
Volvo Ocean Race – En pelotón hacia el mítico Cabo de Hornos   
Volvo Ocean Race – Un iceberg de 25 millones de toneladas en el camino   
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   


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