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Volvo fleet fastens seat-belts at 30kts...Kiwis in Korea...Foiling yacht sets record...Woody Bay deadline looms | 08/06/2009
Revival of Admirals' Cup...Kiwis on fire in Korea and Queensland...More from Carlo's camera in Scarlino | 06/06/2009
A lost navigational art explained...Emirates Team NZ's TP52 design analysed...Fire blow for Volvo competitor in Ireland | 03/06/2009
Kiwis fourth on debut at World Cup...Team Racing Nationals held in Gale...America's Cup gets thumbs down | 02/06/2009
New pairing making mark at World Cup...Kiwi named as top US College sailor...Blackmatch fighting hard in Germany | 30/05/2009
Design of Alinghi 90fter revealed?...Wave jumping at Southport - images...Hard questions asked of Italian wannabes | 28/05/2009
Volvo Ocean Race all but in the bag?...Images and action from Volvo finish...Cup claims offbeam? | 25/05/2009
High speed drama in North Atlantic...America's Cup takes new twist...Cameras in Capri | 23/05/2009
PredictWind's Atlantic Slingshot... Volvo Racer damaged by whale...Photo art from Alicante | 21/05/2009
Emirates TNZ find it tough at top of MedCup... A Scow is Re-born...Foggy opening for Volvo Ocean Race | 18/05/2009
America's Cup issues resolved??...Wind issues at Alicante...Treleavens' Indies cruise continues | 15/05/2009
Spies and Cheesegate...Emirates Team NZ off to a flying start...CT-Sailbattens "Hall of Fame" | 13/05/2009
A victory at last for Ernesto...Big winds hit Keelboat Nationals...Coutts is candid with PJ Montgomery | 11/05/2009
Emirates Team NZ now on track for TP52's...America's Cup letters fly... Practical sailing tips and online education | 09/05/2009
America's Cup flurry...CT Sailbattens' success story revealed...Matchracing initiave from Yachting NZ | 07/05/2009
Manson Supreme holds in 80kts at Cape Horn - se the video...Learn at home with Coastguard Education | 04/05/2009
America's Cup - Off the Record...Practical Boating tips...Video: Barker win, BMW Sailing Cup and PUMA in Volvo | 01/05/2009
America's Cup forfeit?...Lifetime Achievement Award for NZ sailor...Glyn Charles Pursuit images | 29/04/2009
18fters make big impact in ANZAC regatta...America's Cup biffo continues...Young Wairoa sailor 4th at Hyeres | 27/04/2009
America's Cup - what happens next?...Who is Jolly Racing?...PredictWind forecasts Stealth Play... Jobson: "Don't elect me.... | 24/04/2009
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News - UK & the World

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]  

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 - 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 - 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]  

Twenty one boats made up the fleet competing in the RS400 Winter Championships for 2015, held this year at Leigh and Lowton SC ... [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]  

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]  

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]  

The sailing world is changing fast. Flying boats, rigid sails, new events, new partners and sponsors, new venues. Following the trend, and determined to be at its heart, the Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and format for its 2015 edition, to take place over December 7-8. ... [more]  

On board video of Mapfre doing a Chinese Gybe in the Southern Ocean. According to crew member Rob Greenhalgh the Spanish entry nose-dived off a wave and went into a crash - Chinese gybe. Also features video from below decks and video from Team Brunel sailing at 26kts in the Southern Ocean ... [more]  

With less than a month to go to the 48th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, over 100 yachts are entered to take part in the Caribbean's longest running regatta, with more entries expected over the coming weeks. Antigua Sailing Week is expected to attract several thousand sailors and party revellers to Falmouth Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard for the Caribbean's most famous sailing event. ... [more]  

SAP 505 Worlds headed for South Africa’s 'Windy City' by Andy Rice / Sailing Intelligence
International teams from four continents are set to contest the SAP 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at the end of this month. Among the favourites for the 505 world title is the defending champion, Mike Holt from California, who won his first 505 World Championship last year in a wet and windy Kiel in Northern Germany. ... [more]  

Alinghi joins the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour by Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour
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]  

Four of the six Volvo Ocean Race boats suffered big hits as the Southern Ocean gave the fleet its roughest ride of the race in 12 dramatic hours. Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR), Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) and Mapfre (Iker Martínez/ESP) did Chinese gybes* Includes Video of the Mapfre Chinese Gybe, and Brunel sailing at speed ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has taken some time out from the thrilling Leg 5 racing through the Southern Ocean to assist with an important environmental project. As planned, all six boats dropped buoys laden with scientific equipment – or ‘drifters' – to help collect oceanic data from one of the most remote areas of the world. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - After a period of unstable conditions and differing opinions in angles to sail, all the fleet has gybed and is heading east again. ... [more]  

An amazing amalgamation of my 41st show's content from on the ground in Auckland for the Auckland Volvo Ocean Race stopover, and my adventures back in Sydney this week. Only just to call it show 41 & 42 with 90 minutes of sailing action! From ocean racing, to Olympics to the AC this show has it all; Burling, Walker, Spithill, Page and Chappo to name a few... ... [more]  

A grey drizzly day with cold force three to four North Easterly winds greeted the competitors for the Magic Marine RS600 Winter Championship, but the drizzle did stop before the racing started. ... [more]  

>Photographer Carlo Borlenghi provided these images of the AC72 “Luna Rossa” catamaran, from the 34th America's Cup, now on display at the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo Da Vinci” of Milan. ... [more]  

Less than 400 miles from the finish line now, Cheminées Poujoulat are passed Cabo de Gata, east of Almeria, and are starting the final ascent of the Mediterannean out of the Alboran sea to Barcelona. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are forecast to finish sometime between 1000hrs and midday on Wednesday, but still have some complicated final transitions standing between them and a well earned victory ... [more]  

Many of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet commented on the picturesque departure from Auckland as the fleet left the outer Hauraki Gulf and its islands and landmarks. In this video shot from onboard Team Brunel, we see the fleet leave Auckland and then get an inside view of the battering taken as the fleet caught Cyclone Pam. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - A busier day for all! The fleet has now committed to the southern routing as the option to go north has passed, and life got a little more variety. ... [more]  

Itchenor Sailing Club is inviting you and your family to enjoy a free sailing experience on Sunday 17th May 2015 as the club opens its doors for sailing taster sessions as part of the Royal Yachting Association’s Push the Boat Out and kindly supported by Strutt and Parker, the local Estate Agents in Chichester. ... [more]  

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!!
Volvo Ocean Race - “It’s one hell of a baptism”
Volvo Ocean Race - After the slamming, now respite
Which 49er World Champion will win a Volvo or America's Cup first? *Feature
Barcelona World Race - Sunday afternoon in the Med?
2015 Aloha Round Hainan Regatta preview
Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe preview
35th America's Cup - Bermuda training – Writing the playbook   
Barcelona World Race - The entire fleet in the Atlantic   
A close battle for the Shustoke Gauntlet 2015   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gets back into action - 1 + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet sets up for the high-pressure system   
Barcelona World Race - Spare a thought for.....   
Volvo Ocean Race: The fleet cross the dateline in 30kt winds + Video   
America's Cup: Oracle Racing's boat released from judicial custody   
America’s Cup World Series - Incredible response to ticket launch   
The IDEC Sport trimaran sold to the Chinese sailor Guo Chuan   
Clipper Race reveals history-making skipper line-up   
Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 NSW- Fleet prepares for title fight   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel and Team Alvimedica are pushing harder   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet finds Cyclone Pam's leftovers on Day 2   
Sailors band together to get relief to cyclone stricken Islanders   
Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre early leader as fleet clears New Zealand   
2015 Australian 18ft Skiff Championship - in Brisbane   
High Performance Yacht Design: A big knowledge and networking success   
52 Super Series 2015 - Azzurra takes first sail in waters off Valencia   
Volvo Ocean Race - Intense first hours out of Auckland   


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