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Volvo Ocean Race- Camper loses lead as breakaway group forms *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:08 PM Sat 25 Feb 2012 GMT
Some dramatic moves over the past eight hours have seen the lead change in the Volvo Ocean Race, and breakaway group form as two of the boats made a move north, sailing away from their destination. Although Camper is being called as race leader by the Volvo Ocean race, using their snap-shot of current positions, that system does not see projected finishing times, and just calls the lead for those ...

Volvo Ocean Race- Puma heads for New Zealand at 20kts plus *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:01 AM Sat 25 Feb 2012 GMT
Puma Ocean Racing, the US flagged entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, is blitzing the fleet, sailing at speeds of around 19kts, while her competitors are sailing at 10-12kts. Worst affected is the leg leader, Camper crewed by Enirates Team NZ, who has been forced to sail the most northerly course of the group, reducing her lead under the on the water snap shot of the boat positions used by VOR ...

Etchells Worlds – The 2012 Champion is crowned *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 5:11 AM Sat 25 Feb 2012 GMT
The ninth and final race in the 2012 Etchells World Championship was scheduled to start on the Manly Circle at 12 noon, Saturday 25 February. The match up everyone was waiting for was between Tom King (Iron Lotus) and Graeme ‘GT’ Taylor (Magpie), second on the leader board. ...

Etchells Worlds 2012 interviews with top contenders - Who will win? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 9:31 PM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
At the Etchells Worlds 2012, interviewed the top title contenders after four days of competition - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette). ...

Etchells Worlds 2012 Race 8 - The world turns upside down *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 7:46 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells Worlds 2012 - Race 8. At the start of the second race for the day the wind was steady, still at 035. PRO Ross Wilson set a windward leeward course with a 2.2nm first beat. A general recall was followed by a Black Flag start. ...

Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 5 - New Leader after race 7 *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 5:25 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
At the start of the Etchells World Championship 2012 on day 5 the fleet waited on the Manly Circle course off Sydney Heads, in brilliant sunshine. Principal Race Officer Ross Wilson called a postponement at the scheduled 12 noon start time as the breeze was patchy across course. ...

Knut Frostad talks about sponsorship, economics, China, and the VOR *Feature By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 3:20 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
While the VOR fleet are bashing their way towards Taiwan and the Luzon Strait, we were quite happy to have had a trip round the bay in somewhat lighter conditions, sun shining etc on board Camper during the Volvo stopover in Sanya. It was an interesting experience, getting up close and personal with not only the sailors but also the movers and shakers behind the scenes. ...

Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 5 – These are the days you always fear!! *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 1:40 AM Fri 24 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells World Championship 2012 - The 74 boat Etchells fleet is current heading out to the Manly circle course of Sydney Heads for the critical races seven and eight in the nine race series. Jud Smith is leading the regatta on 13 points, from Tom King on 15 and John Bertrand 26, Graeme Taylor 32, Vince Brun 34 and Cam Miles 36 ahead of Alastair Gair, Dave Clarke, Peter McNeill and Nitro Drenna ...

Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 4 - Champagne sailing + results *Feature By, 7:39 AM Thu 23 Feb 2012 GMT
It's getting to the business end of the 2012 Etchells Worlds 2012 being sailed in the waters off Sydney Heads. There was a general recall for the first race of the day. The second start under Black Flag, was clear. ...

Etchells Worlds 2012 - Francolini day 3 images hot off the water *Feature By, 6:47 AM Wed 22 Feb 2012 GMT
Andrea Francolini, the best know sailing photographer in Australia was on the water on thhe Etchells course today. Its days like this that Drew of Sydney really loves his work. You will see more images later at ...

Etchells Worlds Day 3 - Who is the King after four races? *Feature By, 4:11 AM Wed 22 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells Worlds 2012. It was a crazy day offshore yesterday with Etchells racing being impossibleas the winds gusted into the mid 30’s against a two knot set. ...

18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan capsize images by Andrea Francolini *Feature By Andrea Francolini images, 7:22 AM Tue 21 Feb 2012 GMT
There was plenty of action for the 18ft Skiffs at the JJ Giltinan regatta. Maybe even a bit too much for some to handle! Andrea Francolini images from an interesting day at the office. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Camper moves to the front of the pack *Feature By Volvo Ocean Race, 11:53 PM Mon 20 Feb 2012 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race, there is a new crew at the head of the pack. After tacking north around midday today, at 2200 UTC tonight Chris Nicholson/AUS and Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand are the leaders of the pack as fleet bashes upwind across the South China Sea towards the ominous Luzon Strait, 446 nautical miles (nm) ahead. ...

Volvo Ocean Race- Light winds set to deal another hand *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:58 AM Mon 20 Feb 2012 GMT
While official reports have it that Groupama is leading the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race - using the snap-shot placing system, the weather routing projections tell a different story. As the fleet splits following the Mark Foy start, it would seem that the margins have been largely erased that were injected into the starting order, after yesterday's coastal race. ...

Etchells Worlds 2012 - Tom Slingsby adds Olympic thinking *Feature By Tracey Johnstone, 7:35 AM Sat 18 Feb 2012 GMT
Whether they are amateur or professional sailors, for the fleet of 74 boats carrying 238 crew, their goal is the 2012 International Etchells Class World Championship honours. ...

Volvo Ocean Race- In-Port Race, Sanya- Replay - watch here *Feature By Sail-World, 1:30 AM Sat 18 Feb 2012 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race made a spectacular return to action on Saturday with overcast skies, fresh and oscillating winds for the Sanya Haitang Bay In-Port Race (starting 0600 UTC). Flat seas and a breeze of around 20 knots combined in the protected waters of Sanya Bay to create ideal inshore racing conditions ...

For, the largest sailing news network, growth continues *Feature By, 6:25 AM Fri 17 Feb 2012 GMT is the largest sailing news network in the world, delivering content online via 17 sites world-wide. The Sail-World audience is commonly spending three to four times longer on Sail-World than on any other marine site world-wide. ...

Excitement ahead for 2012 Airlie Beach Race Week *Feature By Airlie Beach Race Week media, 9:32 PM Thu 16 Feb 2012 GMT
A new record fleet could be on the cards for the 23rd annual Airlie Beach Race Week, which will run from August 10 to 16 2012 and the long awaited move to Port of Airlie could happen for this year’s Race Week. ...

Women's Olympic Skiff Trials- New FX put through paces + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:43 PM Thu 16 Feb 2012 GMT
One of the trialists for the new Olympic Womens Skiff event has been put through its paces by several of crews off Takapuna over the past few weeks. The Mackay FX is a response to the need for a high performance skiff, offering low entry cost, and taking womens sailing to a new level. ...

America's Cup- 'Itiwi' partnership gets all clear from Jury *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:10 AM Mon 13 Feb 2012 GMT
In a Decision just announced, the partnership between Italy's Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand has been given the all clear by the International Jury. Luna Rossa have purchased the design for Emirates Team NZ's first AC72 catamaran, and the two will sail together in Auckland in the latter months of 2012. ...

Etchells Pre-Worlds - Lead changes as new fortunes gained and lost *Feature By Tracey Johnstone, Event Media , 9:50 PM Sun 12 Feb 2012 GMT
It was mixed fortunes for several highly-rated title contenders who were expected to lead the fleet through much of the Zhik Etchells National Championship. Errors on the start line, shifty breezes and erroneous tactical calls cost some skippers any chance of a top ten finish while for others they are likely to miss out on a podium place. ...

Etchells Australian Championship - 2012 Pre-Worlds images day 2 *Feature By The Sail-World Team, 8:57 AM Sun 12 Feb 2012 GMT
Etchells Australian Championship, 2012 Pre-Worlds. Images from day 2 on the Pittwater circle, sunshine and storms - images from the Sail-World team ...

Etchells Pre-Worlds - drama for Big Guns in first race *Feature By Tracey Johnstone, Event Media , 7:58 AM Sat 11 Feb 2012 GMT
Top title contenders in the Zhik National Championship, Brun and Bertrand, are in an unenviable position. With only eight races to the four-day event being held off Pittwater and with a fleet of exceptional sailing talent, breaking the line on a Black Flag start in the first race of the series is for John Bertrand, Vince Brun, Tom King and Mark Langford a costly mistake. ...

Global Ocean Race- Ross Field vents frustrations and looks at options *Feature By Ben Gladwell, 1:20 PM Fri 10 Feb 2012 GMT
Former winner of the Volvo Ocean race, Ross Field, is back in Auckland a week after having to withdraw from Leg 3, of the Global Ocean Race. Sail-World door stopped Field on his way to see medical specialists about the back and other injuries he sustained after the race leaders were forced to beat to windward for a week. He had just heard that race organisers had moved the mark. His reaction ..... ...

Sydney Yachts GTS 43 – Raising eyebrows on World stage *Feature By Richard Hammond, 6:32 AM Fri 10 Feb 2012 GMT
What to do you get when you combine the world-renowned Ker Yacht Design, with Australia’s Sydney Yachts, a team that have been building quality offshore boats for a long time. Well, the result is the Sydney Yachts GTS 43 and recently, it’s been raising some eyebrows, as it competes against some of the other hot new things out there in the marketplace. ...

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