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Volvo Ocean Race - Newsletter - Leg 4 Finish Auckland 14 March 2012 | 14/03/2012
America's Cup Newsletters - Reaction, Rule announced, and Regatta Director named | 19/09/2010
America's Cup Special - the Boat, the Year, the Protocol.. The Explanations... The Early Reaction | 14/09/2010
Test -backup SWNZ template | 21/12/2009
Valencia confirmed as AC venue...Auckand set for a month long sailing party... Paralympians report from Melbourne | 16/12/2009
Wetas at Rotorua...Coastline to be grabbed for seafarms...America's Cup skippers reflect and look forward | 14/12/2009
AIBS and Louis Vuitton Trophy combine...Local action this weekend...BlackMatch tops ISAF rankings | 10/12/2009
BlackMatch win the Double...Young Kiwis impressive at Monsoon Cup...America's Cup Jury announced | 07/12/2009
Young Kiwis light up at Monsoon Cup...Be at Marsden Cove for New Year...Kings Cup action and images | 04/12/2009
Dalton in talks on Volvo Ocean Race...Breakage on Alinghi 5...Kiwi Open 60 aims for Round Australia | 02/12/2009
Mirsky wins Australia Cup...Rousmaniere on LWL Question...Bakewell-White 36fter flies in Australia | 29/11/2009
BlackMatch on song in Perth...Adverse rudder ruling could see BOR90 out...Kiwi win assurred in Sydney | 27/11/2009
Tight finish in 18fters...Finns at Pt Chev...Best video news from around the sailing world | 25/11/2009
Sailor of the Year awarded...Hat trick eludes Emirates Team NZ...Kiwis dominate Harken Series | 23/11/2009
America's Cup latest from Italy, San Diego and UAE...Silver for Stars...Alfa Romeo wins in Spain | 09/08/2009
Mid-East America's Cup venue...Shooters and Sailing...Young Kiwis succeed in Worlds | 06/08/2009
900nm 24hr barrier broken in Atlantic Record run...420's from Garda...More 12ft skiff memories | 03/08/2009
Kornreich rules for Alinghi in America's Cup...Final day of OK Worlds...Latest from Womens Laser Radials in Japan | 31/07/2009
IRC52 from Cooksons...Laser Radial Worlds.. Purdie leads OK's - just...EPIRBS explained | 29/07/2009
Alinghi 5 - an inside exclusive...Good start to OK Worlds...MedCup wrapup- images and reports...On the rocks in 'Frisco | 28/07/2009
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News - USA and the World

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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   
Charleston to host Audi Melges 20 National Championship   


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