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Atlantic liferaft search, circling Antarctica, shallow water sailing | 22/05/2014
Shark attacks dinghy, Roaring Forties to disappear, overboard 28 hours | 15/05/2014
The adventures, the mishaps, the practical - best cruising news | 08/05/2014
Tension, amusement, instruction and great information - Cruising News! | 01/05/2014
New discoveries, new adventures, new inventions, new tales... | 24/04/2014
The Atlantic in a 87 days, marinas honoured, sweet holiday sailing... | 17/04/2014
Dekker honoured, Affordable Boat Act, sea mysteries, Arctic adventure | 03/04/2014
Southport Club a winner,charm of boat children, watch OTHERS' mistakes | 27/03/2014
News from the world of the cruising sailor | 21/03/2014
Cats hailed, sailing adventures - planned, achieved, foiled | 13/03/2014
Cruising sailor attack, solar fabric for yachts, Kawau to close | 07/03/2014
Sail Expo, Jimmy Cornell's new venture, projects want sailors' help | 27/02/2014
2,650nm with no keel, Aussies sail icy latitudes, Kiwi sailors protest | 13/02/2014
16 months drifting, cruising awards, sailing and swimming as bedmates | 06/02/2014
New technology, new promotions, new innovations, even new islands... | 30/01/2014
Cruising sailor murder, beached whales, out-of-control lighthouse.. | 23/01/2014
Win for Brisbane cruising sailors, Fremantle welcome, dinghy exploring | 17/01/2014
Solo sailor hurt, dumbest dishonest sailor ever, Musto award, more... | 10/01/2014
Buying your ideal boat, cooking at sea, Early Warning Squall Detector | 02/01/2014
Ozzies and Kiwi honoured, amazing whale pics, cruising seminars | 26/12/2013
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News - UK & the World

The rain ceased as we arrived at Reading Sailing Club and we were greeted by a friendly club member who helped us off with our RS Aero and RS Teras. A beautiful spot with an interesting long thin lake allowing the breeze which was running straight down to maintain its strength. A cheer was raised as one RS Aero sailor decided to head off early to be rewarded by an instant capsize! ... [more]  

2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Glorious conditions greeted hundreds of avid sailors taking part on the first day of the Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The fleet of 46 classics was an incredible sight, assembled outside Antigua's Falmouth Harbour to race “The Old Road” course. The battle in the Spirit of Tradition Class was incredible. ... [more]  

Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have begun their search for the sailing stars of the future. The new series is called Red Bull Foiling Generation began on April 17 in Wakayama, Japan. Open to sailors aged 16–20, the global competition will give wings to promising talent in seven events in as many countries – Japan, UK, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and France ... [more]  

An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ... [more]  

An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ... [more]  

Photographer Richard Langdon was on the water at Les Voiles de St Barth, and provided this gallery of images from race three. ... [more]  

A report from the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard Sail Loft deemed that the damaged sail was unusable. The report stated that ‘given the size of the tear and the area of damaged cloth it is not possible to repair SCA’s FR0 to a standard where it would be suitable for the remaining legs of the Race’ and concluded that it was ‘not repairable for the purpose of being used for further racing.’ ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The International Jury has denied the Team SCA’s request to replace their Race FRO with their pre-race FRO after their sail was badly damaged during a crash gybe on Leg Five from Auckland to Itajai. ... [more]  

Fair enough we didn't win on the first few legs but we were in fact doing much better than anyone had imagined and that was enough at the start. We knew we could contend with the best and that was where we wanted to be. We know you’re only as good as your next result but from leg Three onwards it was a permanent high – a home victory into Sanya ... [more]  

Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
In a statement published on the America's Cup website it is reported that the America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. ... [more]  

The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the International Jury for rules breaches during Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury has made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The funds raised through the online auction will support heart health in Rhode Island with the auction funds benefiting Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Newport Hospital, along with the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Heart Association. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – A young and inexperienced Team Alvimedica sailed out of Newport, RI, last July in a Transatlantic training run to Europe to prepare for the start of the race. Ten months later, skipper Charlie Enright, 30, of Bristol, RI, and his crew have logged more than 40,000 ocean miles and now have their sights set on winning the 5,000-mile leg to their homeport. ... [more]  

There has been a succession of boats crossing the line in Barcelona since Cheminées Poujoulat’s triumph, and from conversations with the sailors and their press conference messages, it would appear that double-handed sailing requires somewhat different qualities to that of singlehanded sailing ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Two legendary figures of Vendée Globe and IMOCA 60 racing, both in their more senior years. Wilson competed in the 2008-9 Vendée Globe with distinction. ... [more]  

Superyacht UK Tour of Excellence underway by British Marine Federation
The British Marine Federation (BMF) and group association Superyacht UK (SYUK) has been promoting British Excellence to a global audience on the Tour of Excellence this week. ... [more]  

Recent winner of the double-handed round the world race, the Barcelona World Race alongside Jean Le Cam, Bernard Stamm is planning to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe in 2016, but not at any price... We met up with the skipper of Cheminées Poujoulat who looked back at what happened in his recent round the world race. ... [more]  

2015 Les Voiles de St Barth - Today it was good to have big grinders on your Les Voiles de St. Barth sailing team, but it wasn't because the wind was overpowering. It was officially Lay Day--a day to take a break and have some fun midway between the four days of racing--and many of the 70 teams competing in the regatta decided to join in organized water games at the famously spirited Nikki Beach. ... [more]  

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) team members will spring into action later this month to take part in the first fundraising initiative of 2015; running the London Marathon on behalf of the team's official charity, the 1851 Trust. ... [more]  

Live coverage of Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race at Itajai by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Catch the live coverage of the Itajai In Port Race for the Volvo Ocean Race. Check on the video below for the countdown to the start time in your location Leg 6 to Newport RI will start the following day ... [more]  

The last hour of Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane's Barcelana World Race rather typified their whole race since having to pit stop into New Zealand. ... [more]  

2015 RYA Youth Nationals – Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) joined forces with SunSense, the number one sunscreen in pharmacy (UK and Australia), to promote sun protection ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series™ – The Team Turx powered by Kaya Ropes co-skipper, 38, on keeping it cool, being a movie star and creating a more peaceful world ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series™ – On one of the world’s busiest waterways, the Huangpu River, in the Bund area of Shanghai, hundreds of thousands of passers-by were stopped in their tracks today by the unique sight of the Land Rover Extreme 40 sailing on this iconic waterway alongside cargo ships, tankers and passenger ferries. ... [more]  

Jorg Riechers (GER) and Sebastien Audigane (FRA) brought their Barcelona World Race to an end today (Thursday) when they sailed Renault Captur across the finish line off the Catalan capital's landmark W-Hotel at 11:35:22hrs UTC to take sixth place ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) shore manager Neil Cox has paid tribute to the joint efforts to return the Danish boat into the race – and is cautiously optimistic they are on track ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind's Neil Cox updates on the progress from Persico Marine as work continues on the VO65 ahead of their expected return to the Volvo Ocean Race in Lisbon. There's still a lot to do, but things are moving quickly and in the right direction, as Coxy explains ... [more]  

The Sailor Girl has been busy, racking up a year of shows. A few weeks ago, she also had the chance to sit down with James Spithill while he was in town to chat about all things sailing, including his own origins within the sport, and of course the next America's Cup. Here is show #43 including some on board action with the Yachting NSW Youth Team and some additional talk with James Spithill. ... [more]  

2015 International 14 - The Hayling Hull will take place at Hayling Island SC over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of April. ... [more]  

The ClipperTelemed+™ yacht has been officially named ahead of its debut in the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. ... [more]  

The finest Olympic classes sailing talent on the planet will assemble in Hyères, France from 20-26 April for the next instalment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Elite level fleets in all ten of the Olympic events will put their skills to the ultimate test with 40 of the world's best in each class. ... [more]  

Photographer Rachel Jaspersen was on the air at Les Voiles de St Barth, and provided this gallery of images from Day 2. ... [more]  

2015 Les Voiles de St Barth - Another serving of clear skies and classic trade winds made it a very good day for promoting racing in the Caribbean, and Les Voiles de St. Barth organizers capitalized on the stellar conditions with a decision to 'go big” on the regatta's second day of racing. Thornberg rules for now, giving it line honors in the Multihull class well ahead of the next finisher ... [more]  

The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 6 Preview
OK Dinghy Inland Championships – Lessons learned
America's Cup World Series - 100 days to go
America's Cup World Series - 100 days to go
Kite Foil Gold Cup – The raptor concept foiling board
2015 Les Voiles de St Barth - Starting off just right
Les Voiles de St Barth - Phaedo3's race one images by Rachel Jaspersen
Records are meant to be broken
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 44 - First year anniversary
RS Sprint championships overall
Boscombe to host start of the 2015 RYA P750 British Championship
America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out
Antigua Sailing Week – Peter Holmberg to defend his title
Royal Southern Match Cup Qualifier – Last to first
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng set for in-port race return with new spar
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng gets race ready in Itajai
Volvo Ocean Race: A day in the racing life of an on-board reporter
RS200 Youth Training Weekend at Datchet Water
Round the Island Race – Record entries
RS Sprint Championships 2015 - RS400 fleet overall
RS 300 Sprint Championships overall   
RS 100 Sprint Championships overall   
2015 Etchells National Championship - And the title goes to....   
America's Cup: Double champion Bertarelli on the state of the Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind - Nico says 'See you in Lisbon!' *Feature   
Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur close in on sixth place   
RCIYC Spring Regatta 2015 dates announced   
Yachting Association of India announced the 2015 National Squad   
RYA Youth Nationals - Ten new champions crowned + Video   
Calgarians survive days in Honduran jungle following pirate attack   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind - Hull and Decks become one - Video   
More than 300 sailing venues get set to Push the Boat Out   
Volvo Ocean Race: Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress   
2015 International 14- The Easter Tray - Overall report   
America's Cup: February ACEA email supports Kiwi claims on Qualifier *Feature   
America's Cup: An Open letter to ACEA - 'a disgrace to the event' *Feature   
Mersea Week and Mersea Town Regatta 2015 - Preview   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel – Rites of passage   
Barcelona World Race – A time for celebration   
America's Cup: Artemis Racing practices on the Bay - High Def Video   


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