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Newsletter Archive
ISAF Annual Meeting 2012 - Sailing News from the UK and Beyond | 06/11/2012
AC72 Pitchpole —Sailing News from the U.K. and Beyond | 17/10/2012
ACWS, Team15, and more UK and international sailing news | 11/10/2012
The Road to Weymouth continues | 20/07/2012
Groupama wins the Volvo Ocean Race and lots more sailing news | 05/07/2012
Volvo, Olympics, Vendee Globe and more sailing news | 22/06/2012
Telefonica gone and all the latest sailing news | 15/06/2012
Sail for Gold, Volvo closeness and more Now sailing news | 05/06/2012
The Hottest Sailing News from the UK and beyond | 31/05/2012
Sailing's Big Ben chimes in mainstream media | 19/05/2012
Gamsea dismasted, VOR, Finns and sailing news from around the globe | 04/05/2012
Latest sailing news from Europe and beyond | 23/04/2012
Hyeres, Volvo leg 6 start and more sailing news | 23/04/2012
Youth Nationals, RORC Easter Challenge, AC World Series and more | 15/04/2012
Volvo, Global Ocean Race and GBR charge to the London Olympics | 05/04/2012
Williams closing, Volvo war of attrition and the latest sailing news | 31/03/2012
Volvo Ocean Race, 2016 Evaluations and more sailing news | 22/03/2012
Medical emergency, Volvo in Auckland and more sailing news | 12/03/2012
Volvo Ocean Race, Clipper, GOR and more sailing news | 05/03/2012
Etchells Worlds, VOR, RORC Caribbean 600 winners and more sailing news | 26/02/2012
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News - USA and the World

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) won an excruciatingly drawn-out Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race Itajaí in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday when a lack of breeze tested the sailors’ patience and seamanship to the full. The very hard-earned victory takes the Dutch boat to the top of the in-port race series overall standings on 15 points ... [more]  

Nautique Wake Open winners begin to emerge by World Wakeboard Association
The next generation of riders took to the water on Friday as the Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar Energy Drink moved into the final rounds for the amateur divisions. The second stop of the Nautique Wake Series outdid Mother Nature by dodging rain in the forecast while the riders outdid each other behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 and G21. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) carry a seven-point advantage into the start of Leg Six of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, but their team are taking nothing for granted. ... [more]  

2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Glorious conditions greeted hundreds of avid sailors taking part on the first day of the Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The fleet of 46 classics was an incredible sight, assembled outside Antigua's Falmouth Harbour to race “The Old Road” course. The battle in the Spirit of Tradition Class was incredible. ... [more]  

The second round of the Nautique Wake Series got under way Thursday at the Nautique Wake Open at BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas. Amateur riders as young as nine years old hit the water behind the award-winning G-Series boat, the Super Air Nautique G21 with Nautique’s Kyle Rattray behind the wheel, shaping the wake. ... [more]  

Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have begun their search for the sailing stars of the future. The new series is called Red Bull Foiling Generation began on April 17 in Wakayama, Japan. Open to sailors aged 16–20, the global competition will give wings to promising talent in seven events in as many countries – Japan, UK, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and France ... [more]  

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]  

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]  

Photographer Richard Langdon was on the water at Les Voiles de St Barth, and provided this gallery of images from race three. ... [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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the International Jury for rules breaches during Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury has 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]  

Barcelona World Race – Best quotes of Riechers and Audigane
Extreme Sailing Series™ – Getting to know Edhem Dirvana
Extreme Sailing Series™ – Extreme 40 sails on the Huangpu River
Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur complete their endurance test
Volvo Ocean Race – Vestas Wind on track for Lisbon
Team Vestas Wind has six weeks before leaving shed for Volvo start
Adventures of a Sailor Girl sits down with Jimmy Spithill
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
Malibu WWA Rider Experience heads to Canyon Lake Arizona
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   


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