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Newsletter Archive
Chandler saga over, another begins...Aussie ocean rescue...Seven Seas U - seamanship education online...Laura Dekker to the Cape Verde...win an Opti for the kids...and much more... | 18/11/2010
Now four cruising sailors in Somali pirates' hands...DIY boat sharing...Seawind's rise and rise...Family of four drift for 6 days in Pacific...blame the rain on El Nina...and much more | 11/11/2010
Should Jessica Watson's Pink Lady end up in a West Australian Maritime Museum?...three British sailors thought to be kidnapped...win $5000 with an innovative lifejacket...beta test graphic weather on your smartphone...and much more... | 04/11/2010
What rights do Customs have to board your boat?...can you recognise drowning? It's not what you think...Paul and Rachel Chandler one year as captives...41 Clubs combine for 'Try Sailing Day'...Channel 16 block can endanger life...and much more... | 28/10/2010
Yachties in drug haul...trimaran circles the Arctic in one season...new Hanse yacht...Australian Yachting Awards...do you check your stopper knots?... and much more... | 21/10/2010
Jesse Martin off to sail again...skipper lost in freak accident...Singapore sings up a rally event...Wooden Boat Festivals are on...Russian adventure sailor's boat in pirate attack...and much more... | 14/10/2010
What makes a solo sailor?...J111 reviewed...Sailing season beginnings...cruising tales - Greenland, Norway and Sicily...Somali pirate incident...satphone evaluation...and much more... | 07/10/2010
Kiwi sails the Northwest Passage solo in 12 days...Classic Wooden Boat Show coming up...suddenly alone- would you know what to do? Webinar/seminar...flotilla sailing in Croatia...and much more... | 30/09/2010
Cyber attacks on sailing sites...specialist First Aid for sailors at the CYC...the amazing 'unbeaching of Donna Lange's yacht...anchor etiquette...see the latest in catamarans...and much more... | 23/09/2010
Why the narrow band of winners in Australian Yachting Awards?...unmanned yacht crossing the Atlantic...cruising sailors invited for piracy input...Dehler nominated - profiled... and much more... | 16/09/2010
Two rescued yachties on a slow boat to China...new law to demand payment for rescues...the Beaufort Scale - what does it mean to you?...ice choked North West Passage...and much more... | 06/08/2009
All the news about what to do and see at Sydney International Boat Show...European Yachts of the Year finalists announced...Jesse Martin's film release...final iPhone as a sailing gadget article...browse the stories... | 30/07/2009
Yachts burn on Pittwater...iPhone as a sailing gadget Part 3...Sydney Boat Show featured...Around Australia Rally with 70 registrations so far... | 23/07/2009
Around Australia Rally 2011...Zac Sunderland, youngest solo round world sailor - and the rest...iPhone and more sailing uses...win a free marina berth...what would you do if caught anchored with a tsunami warning...and much more... | 16/07/2009
Around Australia Rally announced...world best small sailing gadget, the iPhone...Line 7 Sale...Pete Goss arrives Sydney...New single rescue organisation for NSW...and much more... | 09/07/2009
Skipper relives fatal yacht voyage...calling all photographers...new boats - Bavaria profiled and new Jeanneau at Sydney Boat Show...one-armed sailor discovered safe...teen circumnavigator update...and much more | 02/07/2009
Mooloolaba Yacht Club evicted...135 yachts gather in Darwin...Whitsunday Seawind Regatta...mystery yacht found floating...folding bikes - don't go cruising without one... and much more... | 25/06/2009
Dent to Dunk Rally...another mast climbing death - how are YOUR procedures...Whale collision ends dream...setting a second anchor...sailing with Balvenie in Turkey...and much more... | 18/06/2009
missing sailors found: 'We didn't know...' product recall... neat trick to balance your mast...new yacht club for Hamilton...mystery deaths of cruising sailors...Letter from the Indies with the Treleavens...and much more... | 11/06/2009
Watch that sailor - but don't copy... young Keppel Bay sailors rescue dolphin...four months jail for firearms on yacht...Australia to fight Somali pirates...news of the Darwin to Indonsia rally...and much more | 04/06/2009
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News - UK & the World

The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world’s longest running professional sailing series, announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship ... [more]  

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
Volvo Ocean Race – On Monday afternoon, Team Brunel rounded the infamous Cape Horn, with MAPFRE in their wake. A few hours later, Bouwe Bekking and his crew were forced to slow down, when their J1 headsail became damaged. ... [more]  

Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger as this open letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Congressional Caucus on national health of Olympic sailors suggests. ... [more]  

2015 Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The focus was on the kitesurfers during the first three days, and especially on Spanish rider Florian Trittel. ... [more]  

Some boats leaped into the lead while others strengthened their front-runner status on the third and final day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. The 62-boat fleet, boasting entrants from the Caribbean, USA and Europe, competed in eight classes on round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses with 10 to 15 knots of breeze. ... [more]  

SAP 505 World Championships - Day 3 by Sailing Intelligence
Day three of SAP 505 World Championships saw the return of stronger breezes to Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Mike Holt and Carl Smit were the pathfinder boat for the first race of the day, but reigning World Champions found no benefit in having to sail to the right-hand side of the course, while early-out-of-the-gate Ian Pinnell was pleased that his hunch about the left proved correct ... [more]  

Jonathan Lobert (FRA), the London 2012 bronze medallist, leads the 74 boat Finn fleet after the first day of racing at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. Current world champion, Giles Scott (GBR) sits in second with Tapio Nirkko (FIN) third. ... [more]  

Charles Caudrelier: “It’s really hard for everyone, we were leading the race overall and this is a kick in the teeth. Hurts to think about the other teams still in full competition, still sailing.”Dongfeng has not officially retired from leg 5 as yet and skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is still considering the possibility of the race crew continuing on from Ushuaia ... [more]  

Whilst everyone onboard remains in good shape considering circumstances, final miles to Ushuaia are anything but easy. Despite working throughout their day, which is now drawing to a close, the determined men of Dongfeng have not managed to remove all the damaged parts of the broken mast. The original mast rigging that holds up the remaining main section of mast is only in place on the port side. ... [more]  

From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ... [more]  

Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ... [more]  

Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ... [more]  

Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. With a broken FRO sail and electronic problems, the magenta crew now has to find the right balance between safety and racing. ... [more]  

Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar 2015 - The wind played dirty tricks all day in Palma on sailors and race committees who had to juggle with big shifts and different pressure. From 4 to 20 knots, and reaching 40 in some gusts, the wind turned around the bay playing with everybody's nerves! ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ... [more]  

The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ... [more]  

Solo Basse Normandie – It’s hard to know what’s more intense – sailing a 24 hour race through rough seas, huge tide and gusting winds against some of the best solo sailors in the world, or having your faced glued to a computer screen for 24 hours, tracking the progress of the Artemis Offshore Academy’s Figaro fleet during their first race of the season. ... [more]  

The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ... [more]  

The 17th combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta, sponsored for the third year by UBS AG, will be held in St Aubin's Bay and off the south coast from fourth to 6th September. ... [more]  

The Island Sailing Club (ISC), organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, has reached agreements with the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble and the Royal Lymington Yacht Club to act as HUB Clubs for the duration of the Race weekend Friday 26th - Sunday 28th June ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ... [more]  

A lively champagne reception and the opportunity to watch a time lapse video telling the story of the piling and dredging works that have been taking place to build the Prince Philip Yacht Haven since the start of construction, launched the start of the Royal Southern Yacht Club Fitting Out Supper on Saturday evening (28th March). Yacht Haven will start to accept its first boats in one week's time ... [more]  

At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day by International Melges 24 Class Association
The final day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz started with the lack of wind and waiting ashore. After one and a half hour a sea-breeze arrived allowing just one more race to complete the series of eight races. The Melges 24 2015 sailing season in Europe has been kicked off with this great event hosted by the Yachting Club Portoroz ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Altadill, 52, has enjoyed many round the world race finishes over a varied and successful career spanning nearly 30 years. But finishing into his own home city, through the waters where he grew up sailing - and indeed coached at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the Spanish Olympic team - will surely rank as one of the sweetest memories of his life. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ... [more]  

So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2 by International Melges 24 Class Association
Heavy rain was gone for the second day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event organized by the Yachting Club Portoroz. Instead of the sun, clear blue sky and lighter NE wind Bora were the key-words of the day allowing complete four races. With seven races altogether today's score will take into account one discard. ... [more]  

Mike Holt and Carl Smit put the hammer down on day one of the SAP 505 World Championships to nail the first two races in sunny Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ... [more]  

Neutrogena is now forecast to cross the finish line in Barcelona at around 1730hrs UTC Monday evening. Barcelona will no doubt lay on an emotional welcome for one of its favourite, most successful and well known round the world racers, who will complete his seventh circumnavigation. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor
Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken
Laser Legacy at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature
Solo Basse Normandie - Eyes on the tracker
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Over 1,200 sailors will compete
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar -Kiteboarders compete for first time
SAP 505 World Championships - Hamlin in a race against time
2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 1
Barcelona World Race - Home waters
Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine
Topper World Championships - ISA Topper squad for Summer 2015
Colour’s match at Grand Canal Dock
Volvo Ocean Race – Kinsale Yacht Club welcomes Brian Carlin
St Thomas Int Regatta: No more of the Up and Down on Day 1
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild - Episode 2
The Transat 2016 – City of Plymouth chosen as host venue
33rd Garda Optimist Meeting just a week away
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet dives south close to the ice limit
Melges 24 European Sailing Series will take off in Portoroz, Slovenia
America's Cup boils over with two leading Challengers set to walk away   
Volvo Ocean Race - The start of a new day   
Barcelona World Race - And the beat goes on!   
Volvo Ocean Race - bouncing along the barbed wire fence   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa threatens withdrawal over boat change   
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week organisers seek sailing director   
RS Aero Lymington ‘Lift-Off‘ day preview   
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race - Canting-keel Cookson set   
Volvo Ocean Race - Skirting new ice limit lines on route to Cape Horn   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fast sailing deep in the Southern Ocean - Video   
America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs   
Volvo Ocean Race - We've found Nemo! - as new ice limit advised   
Barcelona World Race - Victory for renowned Swiss-French duo   
Barcelona World Race - Winners, first reactions   
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   


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