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Newsletter Archive
Leg 5 victory for PUMA! | 07/04/2012
The Canadian Sailing Team is ready for London! | 01/04/2012
Challenges in the Southern Ocean! | 25/03/2012
The RS:X Canadian Sailing Team in Spain! | 17/03/2012
Canadians are racing in Miami! | 10/03/2012
Oman Teams win in Oman! | 04/03/2012
Big gamble for PUMA! | 26/02/2012
Another win for Telefonica! | 19/02/2012
Three Canadians rescued at sea! | 11/02/2012
Three in a row for Team Telefonica! | 05/02/2012
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

It seems that Mother Nature does not intend the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour to get off to a gentle start. Today near gale force south-easterlies were battering the coast of Malta, as the teams geared up for the opening regatta of 2015, the RC44 Valletta Cup. With the wind forecast to build to a full gale later, most teams chose to get their practice in this morning before returning to their berths ... [more]  

After a wild day in the Southern Ocean, the On Board Reporters filed these stories and images of Chinese Gybes, broken gear, staying safe, and plenty of fast sailing in 30-35kts winds. 'In 24 hours we got it all. The most spectacular sailing you can imagine and a total wipe out with shredded sails, broken bits and pieces and a boat in a complete mess as a consequence.' ... [more]  

With less than 220 miles left, and at times today making just two to three knots towards the Barcelona World Race finish line, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam were taking nothing at all for granted. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - As últimas horas da quinta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race foram bem complicadas e perigosas para os atletas que navegam rumo ao Brasil. Passando pelo Oceano Antártico, as equipes foram obrigadas a fazer manobras e trocas de vela arriscadas na alta velocidade do vento de popa. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Ne jamais crier victoire trop tôt. C’est une attitude récurrente chez les marins de ne jamais trop se réjouir tant que la ligne d’arrivée n’est pas encore franchie. Tous ont en mémoire des histoires d’accidents stupides survenus alors que la partie semblait jouée. ... [more]  

A day of team building, a day of character building! The magenta boat of Team SCA was, for a short time this morning a white boat - as a 50kt hail squall passed over. After last night’s rough riding, spirits were high enough to find the fun side of the grim weather with a ‘snowball' fight. ... [more]  

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?   
Barcelona World Race - Enjoying the moment   
Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Day 1 image highlights by Carlo Borlenghi   
Volvo Ocean Race: Icebergs force course change to keep fleet clear   
Barcelona World Race - Dimanche, c’est le changement   
Volvo Ocean Race - If you want to get a-head get a hat!!   
Volvo Ocean Race - “It’s one hell of a baptism”   


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