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Confessions of a Volvo navigator...America's Cup opens its books | 09/12/2014
America's Cup gets underway ... Volvo Ocean Race wreck and rescue | 03/12/2014
America's Cup on countdown..Volvo breakout...New products launched | 30/11/2014
The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? | 23/11/2014
Paralympians need your support...Volvo underway...America's Cup moves | 20/11/2014
Bay of Islands auction...Volvo In Port ... New boatspeed App...49ers | 17/11/2014
2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race: The best of Leg 1 | 12/11/2014
Tight Volvo finish...Wild Oats for Transpac ... Kiwi 49ers win in Rio | 09/11/2014
Broaching in the Southern Ocean...Carnage in the Atlantic...And more | 05/11/2014
Volvo action compresses...Optimists in Argentina...Classic on a Kite | 30/10/2014
A Record is broken...Is another about to be set...Optimist Worlds | 27/10/2014
Volvo Leg 1 decided? Buy into Sailing Paradise...Optimists from Worlds | 22/10/2014
Safer Boating Week launched against a backdrop of tragedy | 16/10/2014
An upset in the Volvo OR ... Con Thode remembered ...Spectacular 18's | 13/10/2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 1 - Veterans lead fleet towards Gibraltar | 12/10/2014
Hottest sailing property nominated...49erFX crew self-analyse...VOR go | 09/10/2014
Volvo fires up...North Sails Young 88's Owners...Ups and downs in Nice | 06/10/2014
Volvo on launchpad...Kiwi sailors top earners...Rags rebuild images | 03/10/2014
Show Over...Volvo Countdown...Cannes Classics...Oracle on the Streets | 29/09/2014
It's Show Time at the Viaduct...Flying Foiler Test..Three new Products | 25/09/2014
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News - USA and the World

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]  

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]  

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]  

The 2015 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is all dressed up and ready to strut her stuff. We have submitted our application to Sailors for the Sea's Clean Regattas program, the world's only certification system for water based events. ... [more]  

In partnership with the Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC), the International Melges 32 Class Association is excited to announce a three-part Winter Series in 2015/16. Each event will be hosted by LYC and based out of the expansive Bahia Mar Marina and Hotel. Combining warm weather, a world-class racing venue that can provide just about every condition, and first class hospitality with easy logistics. ... [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]  

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]  

With 500 days remaining until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 42 Olympic and Paralympic class athletes to the 2015 US Sailing Team Sperry. The US national sailing team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for Rio 2016. ... [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]  

With less than 220 miles left, and at times today making just two to three knots towards the Barcelona World Race finish line, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam were taking nothing at all for granted. ... [more]  

A day of team building, a day of character building! The magenta boat of Team SCA was, for a short time this morning a white boat - as a 50kt hail squall passed over. After last night’s rough riding, spirits were high enough to find the fun side of the grim weather with a ‘snowball' fight. ... [more]  

The sailing world is changing fast. Flying boats, rigid sails, new events, new partners and sponsors, new venues. Following the trend, and determined to be at its heart, the Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and format for its 2015 edition, to take place over December 7-8. ... [more]  

On board video of Mapfre doing a Chinese Gybe in the Southern Ocean. According to crew member Rob Greenhalgh the Spanish entry nose-dived off a wave and went into a crash - Chinese gybe. Also features video from below decks and video from Team Brunel sailing at 26kts in the Southern Ocean ... [more]  

2015 SSS Corinthian Regatta - San Francisco has become the Western hub of shorthanded sailing over the past few decades, and the 120 paid registrants for Saturday's Single Handed Sailing Society's Corinthian Race can lay testament to that claim. ... [more]  

With less than a month to go to the 48th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, over 100 yachts are entered to take part in the Caribbean's longest running regatta, with more entries expected over the coming weeks. Antigua Sailing Week is expected to attract several thousand sailors and party revellers to Falmouth Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard for the Caribbean's most famous sailing event. ... [more]  

Regularly attracting entrants from the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, Edgartown Race Weekend delivers exceptional racing opportunities for IRC, PHRF Spinnaker, PHRF Non-Spinnaker and HPR handicap divisions. ... [more]  

Ecuador's Jonathan Martinetti won his second consecutive Sunfish US National Championship/Midwinters on March 23 in Melbourne, Fla. The former Sunfish World Champion never finished worse than seventh in the 8-race series, to finish with a net of 13 points ... [more]  

SAP 505 Worlds headed for South Africa’s 'Windy City' by Andy Rice / Sailing Intelligence
International teams from four continents are set to contest the SAP 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at the end of this month. Among the favourites for the 505 world title is the defending champion, Mike Holt from California, who won his first 505 World Championship last year in a wet and windy Kiel in Northern Germany. ... [more]  

Alinghi joins the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour by Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour
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]  

Four of the six Volvo Ocean Race boats suffered big hits as the Southern Ocean gave the fleet its roughest ride of the race in 12 dramatic hours. Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR), Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) and Mapfre (Iker Martínez/ESP) did Chinese gybes* Includes Video of the Mapfre Chinese Gybe, and Brunel sailing at speed ... [more]  

This past weekend in Etchells West Coast Series, champion Vince Brun walked away from the Bill Bennett Cup with a lot more than just his first place finish. Brun and Bennett sailed together to win the Etchells World Championship in 2000, and for Brun, this regatta is a sentimental one. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Deploying the Buoy
Volvo Ocean Race: Stu Bannatyne reports from a warm Southern Ocean
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet gybes and heads east again
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Two shows and 90 minutes from everywhere
America's Cup: AC72 - Luna Rossa Catamaran images by Carlo Borlenghi
2015 Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Day 3 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
Dinghy Academy goes from strength to strength - Part two
Rio 2016 Games - Australian Sailing Team embarks on road to selection
St Barths Bucket Regatta 2015 - Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery
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
2015 Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Overall report   
What motivates a Clipper Round the World Race sailor?   
2015 Saint Barth Bucket Race - Day 2 images by Ingrid Abery   
2015 Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Barcelona World Race - Enjoying the moment   
Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Day 1 image highlights by Carlo Borlenghi   
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   
2015 Saint Barth Bucket Race - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery   
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   
2015 Edgartown Race Weekend   
35th America's Cup - Bermuda training – Writing the playbook   
Barcelona World Race - The entire fleet in the Atlantic   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gets back into action - 1 + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet sets up for the high-pressure system   


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