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photos of yacht trying to cross Southport Bar...heli-rescue hapless yachties in Sydney Harbour...yachts and yacht shows...Sanctuary Cove photos...a day with Ballina Coastguard... and much more... | 28/05/2009
Some GPS satellites forecast to fail...Jessica Watson, 15, launches boat for round world sail...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...Coming soon: new antifoul 100% effective and 100% green...Mooloolaba Yacht Club coming to life...Your boat needs balls...all you must know to buy an outboard...and much more... | 14/05/2009
New radar brings sweeping change...kidnapped yachtie returns to Somalia to repair boat...new Bavaria...making anchoring safer...ISAF piracy guidelines...and much more... | 07/05/2009
EPIRB manufacturing errors...maiden voyage cat dismasted in Bass Strait...what inflatable should I have...all about staysails...Barrier Reef recovery buoys scientists...and much more | 30/04/2009
The crew that panicked...Med mooring made easy... desperate sailors throw children overboard...Gold Coast's Broadwater to be dredged...and much more | 23/04/2009
Wide Bay Bar claims another yacht ...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
Excalibur verdict...New world sailing speed records set in Victoria...$5,500 fine for creating a wash...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 dolphin, rudder thief and whale rescuer...lots of prizes this week...and much more | 26/03/2009
Sailing for the Devil...new catamaran models out...holiday specials in the Whitsundays...Charter specials in Pittwater for Easter...fitting out the new cruising boat... piracy waning as Yemenis join the fight...and much more | 19/03/2009
Phillip Bay Blitz...midnight bulldozer raid destroys yacht club...Pete Goss in Melbourne... Louisiades Cruising Rally this August...Lazy Jacks or Dutchman - the argument for the Dutchman...and much more... | 12/03/2009
Sailing in the Australian Desert | 05/03/2009
News from the Desert... | 05/03/2009
Cruising couple arrest...Pete Goss to help bushfire victims...Gold Coast's sailing secrets...Sydney Harbour Week...Channel 16 'chatters' endanger sailor's life...and much more | 26/02/2009
Jeppesen C-map upgrade...Port Douglas in the news...Seawind celebrates strong sales...Cronulla Sailing Club sinking with bureaucracy... and much more | 19/02/2009
Captain Calamity of New Zealand... European yachts of the year, judged on their use...Darwin exhibition... Nemo in trouble...Treleavens in the Indies...and much more... | 12/02/2009
EPIRBs needed - can you help?...Arrest in Drew Gollan murder...Louisiades Rally on again...Whitsunday Sailing Club's Jim Hayes...Pete Goss arriving Melbourne next month... and much more | 05/02/2009
Australian Sailor's shooting death in Antigua...world's largest yacht - will it ever be finished...8 tips for sailing in coral waters...letter from the Indies...and much more | 29/01/2009
Get out and celebrate on Australia Day ...Inspiring story of seamanship...debris danger in English Channel...Piracy Doubled...dismasting of Side by Side...and much more... | 22/01/2009
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News - USA and the World

At 1142 UTC, Team SCA rounded Cape Horn in uncomfortable conditions with an even more uncomfortable forecast ahead. Spirits were high to have reached this milestone and to be turning the corner in search for warmer and less taxing weather. Ian Walker’s men are holding their lead and sailing a slightly higher course than the next boat, Team Alvimedica, just 11nm to the south ... [more]  

Today Team SCA passed the mystical and legendary Cape Horn, the Southern headland of America, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. When passing the Horn at 1142 GMT the crew paid a tribute to their late coach Magnus Olsson ('Mange') who passed away close to two years ago, at the age of 63. ... [more]  

52 Super Series – With a stunning and eye-catching livery, the new TP52 Quantum Racing (USA) recently launched in Spain and is now undergoing sea trials before the start of an intense racing season ... [more]  

Trofeo Princesa Sofía – 2014 ISAF Worlds silver medallist in Santander and world number one in the Finn class, Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) is sailing in Palma with a clear objective: select for the Olympic Games and win a medal in Rio ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) continued to power towards Itajaí at the head of the fleet on Wednesday with the possibility of extending their overall Volvo Ocean Race lead tantalisingly within their reach. ... [more]  

The Northern California Offshore Racing Season got off to a stellar start with BAMA's Doublehanded Farallones being contested with clear skies, lumpy seas and brisk winds offshore! ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It has been a steady night of upwind sailing for the lead pack as they head north, beating in 25 knot winds. There have been no major changes with the front four in the past 12 hours. Reports from the boats are saying they are preparing for a period of stronger winds in the next 24 hours as they catch the top of a low-pressure system passing them to the south. ... [more]  

Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 preview by International Six Metre Association
The International Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 will be hosted by the Société Nautique de La Trinité-sur-mer (SNT), Brittany from 29 May to 5 June. The team at SNT is world renowned for its event management and will be working closely with the International and French Six Metre Associations to deliver another outstanding regatta. ... [more]  

Racing got underway for the BVI Sailing Festival with the Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup. White horses dotted the Sir Francis Drake Channel as the warm trade winds provided sparkling conditions for the 35 yachts taking part. ... [more]  

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – It was a long day in Palma with the late coming sea breeze delaying racing. Patience paid off and the second day provided great racing and allowed to complete the qualification stage. A seventh race was completed for the kites who will go into medal race mode on Wednesday. ... [more]  

Team SCA is due to round Cape Horn tomorrow between 1200 – 1800 UTC. They are still battling with the elements, squally conditions, sailing in 20 knots of wind, from west-northwest. Sea state is rough and waves are 6 metres high. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The America's Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of an exciting new America’s Cup Class - a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet, says a statement issued by ACEA. ... [more]  

For the professional offshore sailors of the world, mast breakages (or any sort of damage to the boat) is an unfortunate occupational hazard. For our rookie Chinese sailors on the other hand, the experience has been shocking, scary and bewildering. The reaction of Liu Xue (Black) is understandably in contrast to the pro crew who know how to manage these kinds of situations. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng elects to withdraw from Leg 5 by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com NZL
Dongfeng Race Team announced late tonight that they plan to retire from Leg 5 after breaking their mast in the Southern Ocean on Monday morning. Charles Caudrelier, the boat's French skipper had considered attempting to re-join the 6,776nm leg from Auckland to Itajaí after successfully nursing his red boat to Ushuaia, Argentina earlier in the day. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA - first for over a decade to round the Horn *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Within the next 24 hours, God willing, Team SCA will become the first women's crew to round Cape Horn in almost 15 years. Sail-World spoke to 2012 British Olympic representative Annie Lush a few minutes ago. She says they have had snow and plenty of hail in the last 24 hours, and the Chill factor on deck is minus five degrees ... [more]  

Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ... [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]  

Etchells Midwinter Championship – After a beautiful weekend of competitive sailing, Tom Carruthers goes from the man behind the scenes to the man on top of the podium. ... [more]  

Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race – Members of the Newport Ocean Racing Association, hosts of the 68th annual race, announced today week the schedule for its race-related activities. The time-honored series of events, held within a week of the April 24 start off the Balboa Pier, has secured N2E not only as a race, but an epic event for the sailing community and residents at large ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Altadill and Muñoz crossed the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel at 23:47:00 hrs UTC this Monday night completing the 23, 321 miles course in 89d 11hrs 47mins ... [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]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Yesterday was an epic day for the leading fleet as they rounded Cape Horn. Team Alvimedica was first out of the Southern Ocean and to cross into the Atlantic Ocean for the second time this race. ... [more]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

Day 1 of the 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía brought a memorable mix of long delays on some courses and survival conditions on others. High winds flowed down onto the bay through the mountains surrounding Palma, and impacted the racing areas in unpredictable ways. Overall, Day One presented continuous challenges to over 1,200 of the world's best Olympic-class sailors and the US Sailing Team Sperry. ... [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]  

St Thomas Int Regatta: Nine bullets for Annie Gardner in Nacra 17
Volvo Ocean Race - Four round Cape Horn
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar 2015 - Wind played tricks all day in Palma
Volvo Ocean Race - Our first major punch
Volvo Ocean Race – Daylight on Dongfeng reveals extent of damage
2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series kicks off in Palma
America's Cup: Cost Savings vote really aimed at a late change of Boat
42nd St. Thomas International Regatta - Something for everyone
BVI Regatta and Sailing Festival preview
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn
Volvo Ocean Race - A sprint to Cape Horn
J/22 Midwinter Championship overall
O’Pen BIC takes North American Championships to new levels
2015 St. Thomas International Regatta - 62 yachts stir up excitement
Barcelona World Race - Altadill comes home in triumphant second
Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean
J/22 Midwinter Championship – New leader emerges
St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit
2015 Congressional Cup Club Sail-Off - Stage two finals
St. Thomas International Regatta - Spectacular broaches   
SAP 505 World Championships - Two bullets fire Holt into early lead   
BWR - Barcelona ready to bid 'benvinguda' to Neutrogena Monday   
Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor   
Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken   
Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature   
2015 Malibu WWA Rider Experience schedule announced   
Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race title sponsor announced   
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   
Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race now with important sponsor   
Barcelona World Race - Home waters   
Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine   
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   
America's Cup boils over with two leading Challengers set to walk away   


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