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Here's wishing you a peaceful and happy festive season | 19/12/2013
News from the world of the cruising sailor | 12/12/2013
Drugs on sailboats, 76-year-old on non-stop journey, removing the mast | 05/12/2013
Sat search and rescue,yachts challenge oil drillers, Chalong Bay stars | 28/11/2013
Nominate that special sailor...rallies, rallies and rogue waves | 21/11/2013
Fremantle Bali Rally, Salty Dawg drama, berthing boon for solo sailors | 15/11/2013
New Tasman record, innovative seasick cure, another confused sailor... | 07/11/2013
Fast pace of sailing technology, two NZ yacht builders honoured...more | 31/10/2013
Adventure, danger, threats and an incredible amount of joy | 25/10/2013
Cruising seminars, ghost ship sighting, cleverest autopilot, more... | 17/10/2013
Sydney tall ships and Auckland On Water Boat Show...and more | 10/10/2013
Rallies galore, Capt. Calamity returns for Brits, the Catana 59, more | 03/10/2013
Tall ships Fleet, Auckland On Water, dramatic rescues, more.. | 26/09/2013
Sailing adventures, coastguard honoured, caring for your dinghy | 19/09/2013
World and Local Cruising News | 13/09/2013
Northwest Passage Yachts trapped, Shag Is. Yacht Club, dinghy cruising | 05/09/2013
Seagulls on your deck, $370m yacht drug haul, rig your own boat, more | 29/08/2013
Adventures,misadventures,ICE, invasive sealife,NZ 2 OZ rally announced | 17/08/2013
Cruising Masterclass content...unhappy endings...seamanship secrets... | 08/08/2013
Sydney Boat Show...86 yachts off to Indonesia...PLB copybook rescue... | 01/08/2013
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News - UK & the World

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]  

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]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the ISAF-appointed independent jury for rules breaches during leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ... [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 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]  

Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. After the race through the Southern Ocean and back into the Atlantic, the teams will now unwind their Leg 1 passage across the equator and return to the northern hemisphere - it’s 5,010 miles and it will run the full range of climate zones. ... [more]  

OK Dinghy British Inland Championships – After a break of some 20 years, the OK dinghy class returned to Grafham Water for their Inland Championships over the weekend of April 11-12 ... [more]  

Tuesday 14th April marks 100 days until The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2015). ... [more]  

Tuesday 14th April marks 100 days until The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2015). ... [more]  

Earlier this year, the first stop of The Kite Foil Gold Cup was held in La Venta, Baja Mexico. The event was loaded with international talent and a large variety of board and foiling combinations from around the globe. Amongst the entries was a new concept board. ... [more]  

2015 Les Voiles de St. Barth - Starting off Just Right With winds whipping briskly at 15-20 knots, it was a lively show on the water for opening day of Les Voiles de St. Barth. After an equally lively opening party held on the Quay General de Gaulle last night, 70 teams in 10 classes were raring to begin what they really came here for - hard core racing. ... [more]  

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

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   
Youth Pathway Sailing Championships – Day 1   
Bala Easter Regatta 2015 overall   
OK Dinghy World Rankings - Greg Wilcox continues to dominate   
ISA Youth Pathway Nationals and IODA Optimist Trials Day 1   
America's Cup: Arrivederci Cagliari - World Series Opener cancelled   
Barcelona World Race - We Are Water crosses the finish line   
RYA Training Tree – Sam Ross talks intermediate and advanced training   


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