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Round Australia Rally...naughtical mishaps and Cynthia Woods news...Zac pictures and the life of a superyachtie revealed...and much more.... | 23/07/2009
Zac Sunderland becomes youngest round-world solo sailor...the great around Australia Rally ... could YOU leave everything and sail away?...how superyachts avoid pirates - they hope...ten tips for trailer sailers... | 16/07/2009
French Navy saves New Zealand family...best tiny sailing gadget- the iPhone...child hoax costs rescuers...USA ethanol argument heats up...Hilary Lister in Scotland...and much more... | 09/07/2009
one-armed sailor found safe...first totally green superyacht...AISWatchmate, just for sailors...ARC full, five months early...Polish Natasza Caban, last leg for solo circumnavigation...and more | 02/07/2009
E-passports for yachts - sign of things to come?...mystery yacht found floating...pirates release seven yachtsmen...what to check when buying an outboard...and much more... | 25/06/2009
Whale collision spells the end of a dream...string sails - are they for you?...world's largest yacht launched...Death fall from mast - how are YOUR procedures...setting a second anchor...and much more... | 18/06/2009
Missing sailors found - 'We didn't know...' product safety recall...neat trick to balance your mast...Panama Canal - the story of the dopey Labrador...and much more | 11/06/2009
Watch that Spanish sailor - but don't copy...sail locally celebrate globally, it's Sailstice again... four months jail for firearm on yacht...emergency shrouds, a must-have...and much more... | 04/06/2009
Yacht tries to cross bar, see the photos...flipping a cat - make sure there's enough water...world's most famous yacht for sale...hazards of fishing vessels at sea - sailor lost...and much more... | 28/05/2009
Some GPS satellites forecast to fail...mystery disappearance of one-armed sailor...little boat sails 14 months are being abandoned...five things to tell your boat guests...and much more | 21/05/2009
Yacht washed up dry after crew abandonment...Your boat needs balls...Whose recession? - Berth sells for $4 million...all you must know to buy an outboard...and much more... | 14/05/2009
Kidnapped sailor returns to Somalia to repair yacht...how to sleep well when at anchor...polar yacht rescued after 3 knock-downs in 70knots...and much more | 07/05/2009
EPIRB manufacturing errors...what inflatable should I have...all about staysails...sailing junk sunk by hit and run freighter...Blue Water Rally home...and much more | 30/04/2009
Disaster follows triumph after solo sailor's 5th Cape Horn...skin cancer in sailors...seven secrets for being a fit sailor...the sailing boat that skis...and much more | 23/04/2009
The piracy game has changed with the first death...the hand-held VHF that swims...Captain Cook for the North West Passage...Fitting out a new cruising boat Part 4...and much more | 16/04/2009
Another yacht hijacked...cruising CUBA...the castaway dog who never gave up...fitting out a new cruising boat Part 3...and much more | 09/04/2009
New sailing speed records...'bad anchoring' kills three...fitting out a new cruising boat...flares - only the best...pirate murder, body now found...and much more | 02/04/2009
Latest pirate attacks, Madagascar and Thailand...how to learn to sail when you don't have time to get your feet wet...Moko the dolpin, rudder theft and whale rescuer...lots of prizes this week...and much more | 26/03/2009
Sailing for the Devil...largest ARC Europe fleet prepares...new catamaran models out...fitting out the new cruising boat... piracy waning as Yemenis join the fight...and much more | 19/03/2009
Yacht Club bulldozed in midnight raid...coast guard ponders cost of rescue of boat with no EPIRB...Lazy Jacks or Dutchman? the Dutchman argument...rallies rallies rallies... and much more... | 12/03/2009
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News - UK & the World

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 - 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]  

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!!   
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   


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