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What powerboating can learn from the ultimate sails-man | 11/09/2013
Joining the dots to stop boat theft rot | 11/07/2013
Is Australian boat manufacturing car-eening for fall | 11/07/2013
Is Australian boat manufacturing car-eening for fall | 26/06/2013
Just quietly, marine technology has progressed in leaps and bounds | 20/05/2013
Safety message lost | 08/05/2013
Stupid is as stupid does where boats are concerned | 20/03/2013
Life is Now ... as the dementia may get ya | 15/03/2013
Toughing it out in a marine-o-sexual world | 22/02/2013
Where there's good will there's a way to help another boatie | 29/01/2013
Lake home owners disturb ski racing fun | 26/10/2012
The lifejacket message must be heard loud and clear | 18/09/2012
It's gold for Australia in the boatbuilding quality stakes | 20/08/2012
Unsafe vessel provisions set a dangerous precedent | 06/07/2012
Talk ain't cheap when it comes to VHF radio | 29/06/2012
As a boater you need to read this about this complete Rubbish | 18/06/2012
As with make-up, there comes a time when 'moor' is less | 08/06/2012
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2012 Day 1 | 24/05/2012
Avoiding boat show blindness and being shafted by salesmen | 17/05/2012
When skinny fittings aren't worth a brass razoo | 10/05/2012
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News - USA and 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]  

Opening day at the 2015 U.S. National Championship held in conjunction with Sperry Charleston Race Week (CRW) granted the Audi Melges 20 fleet three nice races with a stab at a fourth. Under overcast skies and light rain teams went racing in eight - ten knots of breeze that fluctuated throughout the day due to the passing weather front. ... [more]  

Photographer Joy Dunigan was on the water at 2015 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Sperry Charleston Race Week, and provided this gallery of images from Day 1. ... [more]  

Two races were held again today on Biscayne Bay, in eight-eleven knots from the south. The wind was quite shifty again which gave everyone plenty of opportunity to move up…….. or down. ... [more]  

Despite overcast skies and some early rain, the 2,500 sailors competing in Sperry Charleston Race Week got in a full day of racing across the six race courses that make up this mega event. And if the conditions dampened anyone's spirits, they were sufficiently uplifted on the dock as the racers were greeted by the Torqeedo girls handing out cans of Gosling's signature Dark 'N Stormy beverage. ... [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]  

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 – 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]  

The World Paddle Association, in cooperation with the Battle of the Bay, announces the 2015 WPA Championships. This year's event will be officially named 'The Battle of the Bay WPA Championship' to be held on October 17 and 18, 2015, at Crissy Field, located within Presidio National Park in San Francisco, CA. ... [more]  

2015 Star Western Hemisphere Championship – The Stars are back on Biscayne Bay for the last time this season. The “Spring Championship” is being hosted by Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. Seven races are scheduled Through Sunday ... [more]  

US Melges 20 National Championship to take place on Charleston harbor by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association
The International Audi Melges 20 Class Association is thrilled to be holding one of its major class events in conjunction with Sperry Charleston Race Week (CRW) this weekend. ... [more]  

Racing for the full fleet at Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai, starts tomorrow. However today, exponents of solo racing, enjoyed a stand-alone event, testing seamanship and dexterity. ... [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]  

Father and daughter crews shine at WetaFest 2015 in Florida by Stephanie DeLair, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
At the third annual WetaFest held April 9-12 at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, two newcomers to the Weta trimaran flew through the water in true father and daughter style. Todd and Chloe Hudgins joined a newly formed division of father/daughter teams at WetaFest, beginning a fun tradition of on the water family values. ... [more]  

Tax day. For most of America, that’s a worry. For the 2,500 or so sailors participating in Sperry Charleston Race Week, not so much. In fact, for them, today was a breeze – literally. In 15-knot easterly winds, hundreds of sailors launched their boats at marinas, yacht clubs and boat yards around Charleston, while nearly 100 crews took to the water to enjoy some serious tune-up racing. ... [more]  

Entry fees Racers entering in the 20th Marion to Bermuda Race that starts June 19, 2015 will increase by $150 per yacht as the regular entry period ends Monday April 20th. The regular Entry Fee is $950 for Yacht and Skipper plus $50 for each additional crewmember. The entry fee for a service academy or University sailing club is $475 plus $50 for each additional crewmember. ... [more]  

In the beginnings of April, the 420 South American championships gathered twenty-eight boats on some good level skills, that include 2013 world champion Brito/Kneipp and other strong competitors. ... [more]  

US Sailing is inviting literally everyone to sail ‘together’ for the 15th annual, worldwide Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing. For current sailors this means starting their summer of sailing by hoisting sails on the summer solstice weekend of June 20/21. For non-sailors it’s an invitation connect with sailing at one of the thousands of sailing programs and facilities that are open ... [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]  

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]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup- the best sailing talent to assemble in Hyères
2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Action to come + Video
2015 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Ready to rock
Volvo Ocean Race - ECsix Tee Shirt Design winner checks out Itajai
The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 6 Preview
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
Les Voiles de St Barth - Phaedo3's race one images by Rachel Jaspersen
Records are meant to be broken
U.S. Match Racing Championship- First qualifier - And the winner is...
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 44 - First year anniversary
America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out
Antigua Sailing Week – Peter Holmberg to defend his title
S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup joins Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge – Battle to defend title
2015 USODA National Championships — Registration now open
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
Round the Island Race – Record entries   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta – Preview   
Chicago Match Race Center announces new membership program   
VX One Caribbean Cup preview   
Doublehanded Lightship Race - Fast and furious ocean contests continue   
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   
Yachting Association of India announced the 2015 National Squad   
Etchells National Championship - Close racing and closer points   
USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - First kite foil race   
Missing sailor - I survived by staying inside, rationing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind - Hull and Decks become one - Video   
Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges - It's time to get onboard   
Volvo Ocean Race: Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress   
Phaedo3 sets a new record around Island of St Maarten   
Etchells National Championship - One point separates top four   
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   


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