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Snowless in Seattle, VOR, BWR—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 02/10/2015
Volvo Ocean Race - The Race within the Race | 02/05/2015
ISAF World Cup, BWR and Cupnews—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/30/2015
ISAF World Cup Miami, KWRW, VOR—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/27/2015
KWRW, VOR, ISAF World Cup Miami—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/24/2015
The Fat Lady is clearing her throat, VOR, Miami and more | 01/22/2015
KWRW, VOR and BWR news, Moths—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/20/2015
Of Moths, Volvo, Barcelona and more… | 01/15/2015
BWR, OD news, Caribbean racing—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/09/2015
Is your event, class or club getting its sailing news to the World? | 01/08/2015
VOR, BWR, Two Gates Pursuit Race—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/06/2015
Rolex Sydney Hobart wrap ...Redress significant... Tour de Comanche | 01/02/2015
S2H updates, Comanche unveiled—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 12/30/2014
S2H updates, Comanche unveiled—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 12/30/2014
Sail-World News – the eve of the 2014 Sydney Hobart | 12/25/2014
S2H, VOR salvage report, Cupnews—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 12/23/2014
VOR Nico surprises, Problems for ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sydney Hobart | 12/18/2014
Melges 32 Worlds, VOR, Stars—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 12/05/2014
VOR update, ISAF World Cup, ACWS—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 11/28/2014
VOR, RdR, S2H update, CupNews—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 11/22/2014
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News - New Zealand & the World

Dongfeng have finally made land fall under their own sails to the mouth of the Beagle Chanel. They finally admitted that it would be unsafe to proceed under sail alone. The weary sailors suspended racing at 0130 UTC. They entered the tricky passage with the aid and assistance from the Chilean Navy who escorted them through. ... [more]  

Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
Volvo Ocean Race – On Monday afternoon, Team Brunel rounded the infamous Cape Horn, with MAPFRE in their wake. A few hours later, Bouwe Bekking and his crew were forced to slow down, when their J1 headsail became damaged. ... [more]  

Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger as this open letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Congressional Caucus on national health of Olympic sailors suggests. ... [more]  

The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world’s longest running professional sailing series, announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship ... [more]  

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule ... [more]  

Some boats leaped into the lead while others strengthened their front-runner status on the third and final day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. The 62-boat fleet, boasting entrants from the Caribbean, USA and Europe, competed in eight classes on round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses with 10 to 15 knots of breeze. ... [more]  

Following some relocations and on the back of growth in the class from awesome regattas at Clarks Beach Yacht Club and the Bay of Islands Yacht Club, there are now 9 active 3.7 sailors, sailing at Wakatere Boating Club. ... [more]  

Now that the Cricket World Cup is over the focus can turn to the most important trans-Tasman battle of the year. Over Easter, the Kurnell Catamaran Club on the southern shores of Sydney’s Botany Bay is hosting the 2015 Maersk Line Paper Tiger Catamaran International Championships. ... [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]  

Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar 2015 - The wind played dirty tricks all day in Palma on sailors and race committees who had to juggle with big shifts and different pressure. From 4 to 20 knots, and reaching 40 in some gusts, the wind turned around the bay playing with everybody's nerves! ... [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]  

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 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]  

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. The pack can sail deeper and faster at 25 knots to the Horn, with Team SCA only managing an average of 16 knots. More concerning for Team SCA is the incoming cold front that they need to outrun. Winds of up to 50 knots and waves of 20-30 feet are likely. ... [more]  

The Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) hosted today’s third round of the 2015 Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS). Sensational Autumnal weather greeted the crews that had turned out for the Women In Sailing Challenge, which is usually a set of sprint races. ... [more]  

A quiet finish to the week with little in the way of economic data releases. US GDP missed expectations of 2.4%, coming in at 2.2%, surprising few. The University of Michigan Confidence reported a rise but this was little to analyst and equities were steady. Yelen's commentary was in line with expectations and the Dollar had a positive reaction to hawkish remarks ... [more]  

The two latest TP52’s to come out of Cookson Boats in February, Sled and Provezza, are both destined for the TP52 Super Series to be held the in Mediterranean later this year. Both teams have chosen a new type of fender to protect their vessels, created by Hauraki Fenders. ... [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: 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]  

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]  

The AUD slipped back to 0.7825, while the KIWI dropped below 0.7600, still well supported by interest rate differentials and a weak Dollar. Economic data interpretations and the impact this will have on Central Bank perceived actions will continue to drive equities, bonds and currencies! ... [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]  

It is still incredible to see that after that over 3500nm sailed, the distance between the second placed boat, Mapfre, and the fifth placed team, Abu Dhabi is only 1.9nm. After Dongfeng caught the best shift in town to take the lead yesterday, the chasing fleet are reporting their frustrations at being passed so easily. ... [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]  

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]  

The KIWI traded around 0.7580, while the AUD drifted back to 0.7830, with support from interest rate differentials and a Dollar retracement. Central Banks will continue to dominate with economic data release influencing speculation on action. Growth is not likely to surprise on the upside and inflation will certify this direction. ... [more]  

The ice limit coordinates, as decided by Race Control, have been dictating the action in the last eight hours of Day 7, Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The first five boats are now short-gybing up a virtual coastline to within just 300 metres of the virtual boundary which they are not permitted to cross without penalty. ... [more]  

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
The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 5 Week 1
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 25 - US drowns in liquidity
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind's rebuild progresses at Persico
Rio100 wins Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas on debut
Volvo Ocean Race: Boat Blogs - A wild Southern Ocean shake-up + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 24 - Kiwi wins beauty contest
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: Stu Bannatyne reports from a warm Southern Ocean
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Two shows and 90 minutes from everywhere
America's Cup: AC72 - Luna Rossa Catamaran images by Carlo Borlenghi
Volvo Ocean Race: Leaving Auckland and catching Pam - Onboard Video
Dinghy Academy goes from strength to strength - Part two   
2015 New Zealand South Island O’pen Cup: Capsize proves costly   
Volvo Ocean Race – Sunshine and wind as fleet heads for Horn   
Doyle Sails chosen as sailmaker for new superyacht in build at YDL   
Volvo Ocean Race - Another good day for Team Brunel   
2015 Jollyboat Nationals: Neeleys win title at Manly   
Barcelona World Race - Leaders back in the Med -The final 500 miles   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 20 - Oil price lifts   
Big turnout protesting against secret Harbour steal by port company   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel ups the pace   
2015 18ft Skiff Australians: Gotta Love it 7 wins on Waterloo Bay   
Jack Tar Regatta: Mayhem plays catch up on Day 2   
What motivates a Clipper Round the World Race sailor?   
Barcelona World Race - Enjoying the moment   
Volvo Ocean Race: Icebergs force course change to keep fleet clear   
Volvo Ocean Race - If you want to get a-head get a hat!!   
Volvo Ocean Race - “It’s one hell of a baptism”   
Jack Tar Regatta: V5 takes Day 1 honours in Division A   
Big seas for Day 1 of the 2015 Jollyboat National Championship   
2015 18ft Skiff Australian Championship – Day 2   


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