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Pirates of the Mediterranean?...sailing and swimming with whales...O No! she was floating yesterday...profile of an entrepreneurial cruiser...and much more... | 28/08/2008
Coastal Sailors:Watch for drifting yacht...baby whale update stories...whale collisions to rise...Tasmanian Governor:Search for his ships...and more... | 21/08/2008
German Sailors freed...NSW Marine rescue upgrade...Blackwattle for sale...better security for your boat...'green' wine comes by sail...and more... | 14/08/2008
Superyacht scares pirates...110 rally yachts impounded...Sardinia, Corsica, Polynesia...Pete Goss's new venture...and much more | 07/08/2008
Sydney Boat Show takes off...innovative cruisers upgrade the AIS...When the Dream becomes a nightmare...Jumping in the Whitsundays... and more... | 31/07/2008
Kidnapped cruising sailors update...Sydney International Boat Show...Sailing your dream but keeping your career...Nettlenet pool...and much more | 24/07/2008
Hero dog attacks pirates...Sailing stage programme at the Sydney Boat Show...Darwin to Ambon, the phoenix rally...across the Atlantic in under 6 days...and much more | 17/07/2008
Latest Marine Business News | 16/07/2008
Kidnapped sailors phone home...Lord Howe Island Cruise-in-Company...Gaffers Day on Sydney Harbour...Think Magnetic Island...Cruising with Mima in Honduras... and more | 10/07/2008
Somalis double ransom demand...13 tips for climbing your mast...Sailors Radio Show on new station and slot...yacht jams Mayday frequency...and much more... | 03/07/2008
Cruising Sailors Hostages in Somalia...Sarawak Dreaming...Meet solo sailor Ken Gourlay...sunshine powered marine engine...and much more... | 26/06/2008
Buizen 48 is Number One...What makes a True Long Distance Cruiser?... one antenna, three uses, NEW...Ten Top Tips for saving fuel...and more... | 19/06/2008
Kay Cottee and what she's doing now...RPAYC Aegean Cruising...Affordable Whitsunday sailing holidays...and much more... | 12/06/2008
New Rules for boating in NSW...Confessions of a Converted Landlubber...UN Acts on Pirates...free workshop 08June in Sydney...and more... | 05/06/2008
Mutiny yacht found drifting...RPAYC rally pictures...Buizen Wins Boat of the Year... and much more... | 29/05/2008
Marinas act to reduce carbon footprint...Regular Variety Bash now a Splash...keeping your mast in one piece...boom death off Fraser Island...and more | 22/05/2008
What's the National Australia Bank got to do with the cruising sailor? | 15/05/2008
Fedor triumphs in Albandy WA...Sleeping Gold Coast Sailors assaulted in Fiji...high seas? get the garden hose...new Simrad instruments... and more... | 08/05/2008
Yacht sinks at Pancake Creek, four saved...ethanol and biodiesel, the facts...Geelong's Wooden Boat Festival... and much more | 01/05/2008
Saving Fido...Challenger Outward Bound sinks...the Dream is Abacos in the Bahamas...Jimmy Cornell's NEW World Cruising Routes...and more... | 24/04/2008
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News - UK & the World

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]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon as they approach Cape Horn on Monday. ... [more]  

The Laser Class continued a strong legacy at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy this month with a successful UK Qualifier pulling sailors out to start the season of racing. The Laser, created by Bruce Kirby at the end of the 1960s, has a long-term connection with Weymouth and Portland ... [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]  

Solo Basse Normandie - Eyes on the tracker by Artemis Offshore Academy
Despite early sunshine in Granville, it was a grey start to 188 mile Solo Basse Normandie (Friday 27th March) with fine drizzle reducing visibility and just seven knots of wind on the start line for 24 competitors to play with. However, the gloom was soon pierced by the beaming white smile of Artemis Offshore Academy Rookie Rob Bunce (Artemis 37), as he started his competitive solo Figaro career ... [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]  

One of the innovations of the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar is the addition of Kiteboarding. For IKA CEO, Markus Schwendtner this represents an important step towards the inclusion of Kiteboarding as an Olympic discipline in 2020. ... [more]  

Head-torches on, Howie Hamlin and Jeff Nelson were working another late night in the boat park, on the eve of the SAP 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 1 by International Melges 24 Class Association
The first day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz, Slovenia welcomed the sailors with a pouring rain and +12 degrees. As a result of the day three races were completed. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Home waters by Barcelona World Race
Neutrogena, sailed by Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilean co-skipper José Munoz, should return into Mediterranean this evening. Once more One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are defying expectations and sailing quicker upwind than their rivals, 150 miles to their west, We Are Water. Current routeings have the two Catalan IMOCA 60's only hours apart at Gibraltar, too close to call right now. ... [more]  

Looking at the tracker right now it reminds me of the 1979 Atari Super Breakout game. The top five boats have been up and down all day, gybing along the ice limit as they head southeast. You see them sailing downwind on port tack doing 18 to 20 knots of speed on average. ... [more]  

Topper events, including the Topper World Championship are open to all sailors of various ages and standard ... [more]  

This year, Trinity Sailing hosted the annual Colour’s match at Grand Canal Dock, where the six sailing teams of UCD and Trinity competed against each other ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Kinsale Yacht Club are delighted to welcome Brian Carlin, Onboard Reporter for 'Team Vesta Wind', to the club to give a presentation on Thursday April 2 at 7:30pm ... [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]  

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]  

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 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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Regatta - The organisers are seeking a new Sailing Director to replace Stuart Quarrie, who will retire following this year’s regatta in August. ... [more]  

A cheeky mid-weeker enabling inductions, coaching, racing and demoing. The new Lymington RS Aero fleet is quickly gathering momentum with the 18th boat delivered this week out of the 24 ordered in total. ... [more]  

Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race - The canting-keel Cookson 50 Lee Overlay Partners skippered by Dun Laoghaire's Adrian Lee is the latest high profile entry into this June's race. ... [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]  

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 - The fight to Cape Horn
Barcelona World Race - Final Miles for Cheminées Poujoulat
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat slowed by the light winds
2015 RS400 Winter Championships overall
Alinghi will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour
Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo
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
Barcelona World Race - The longest day
Volvo Ocean Race - Whether the Weather again
Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and new format
Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - just a month away
SAP 505 Worlds headed for South Africa’s 'Windy City'
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
Magic Marine RS600 Winter Championships - Overall report   
America's Cup: AC72 - Luna Rossa Catamaran images by Carlo Borlenghi   
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   
Have a go at sailing as Itchenor Sailing Club push the boat out   
2015 BUCS/BUSA Fleet Racing Championships - Coming soon to Cardiff   
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   
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   
Bristol sailing charity becomes Sailability Centre of Excellence   
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!!   


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