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Pirates-at-sea survival-giant waves-phytoplankton—World Cruising news | 17/04/2015
Forward looking sonar, missing sailors, night sailing—world cruising | 03/04/2015
Cyclone Pam’s wake, ocean audit, Kwakume Inlet —World Cruising news | 23/03/2015
Rio’s water, Manly Ferry collision, slush waves—World Cruising news | 13/03/2015
A mid-winter rescue, Oceans of Hope, Baja Ha-Ha—World Cruising news | 27/02/2015
Life choices, Turkish restrictions, the deep south—World Cruising news | 19/02/2015
Provisioning for offshore cruising, EPIRB disposal—World Cruising news | 14/02/2015
Killer pirates appeal, what you can do to improve ocean health- World Cruising news | 06/02/2015
Coral reefs, successful rescues, cruising rallies—World Cruising news | 15/01/2015
New Years boating resolutions, minding the tides—World Cruising news | 01/01/2015
A lucky rescue, illegal apples and an ARC report—World Cruising news | 25/12/2014
CCR, safe holidays, adaptive Antarctic sea urchins—World Cruising news | 18/12/2014
UAVs, Atlantic Odyssey news, cruising Indonesia —World Cruising news | 05/12/2014
Clear decks offshore, reef ecosystems, ARC news, —World Cruising news | 27/11/2014
Coral Triangle Initiative, piracy, Caribbean 1500—World Cruising news | 22/11/2014
Better Bay Plan, ARC NZ, cruising realities, ARCs—World Cruising news | 13/11/2014
Cruising rallies, saving the Great Barrier Reef—World Cruising news | 07/11/2014
Cruising rallies, Oceans of Hope, coral reefs—World Cruising news | 29/10/2014
Cleaning the ocean, World ARC, Marion-Bermuda race—World Cruising news | 23/10/2014
Offshore kit, World ARC, cocaine bust, 'Aventura'—World Cruising news | 16/10/2014
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News - USA and the World

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 2. ... [more]  

The scene on the waters off Charleston today could't have been more different from that day in April 1996 when it all began. Only 29 competitors – all of them local – graced the scratch sheet 20 years ago. Friday morning, on first day of racing for Sperry Charleston Race Week 2015, nearly 300 boats from 11 nations and 20 states set off from Patriot’s Point to claim their place in event’s history. ... [more]  

Last year, Extreme Sailing Series™ generated €44 million in global media value, reports independent media evaluation agency Havas Sports and Entertainment, reaffirming the Series position as the leading, sponsor-funded global circuit. The €44 million represents an increase of 25.3% compared to the 2013 figures ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel won the in-port race in the Brazilian port city Itajaí. The Dutch sailing team is now in first position in the overall In-Port series ranking. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Today is in-port race day here in Itajai, Brazil and after an intense few weeks the determined men of Dongfeng are getting ready to do what they do best. Race. ... [more]  

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]  

Owners, media, and guests were greeted yesterday in the stunning backdrop of Yacht Club Monaco to celebrate ClubSwan, together with partners Gazprom and the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club. ... [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]  

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]  

Bernard Stamm to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe
Father and daughter crews shine at WetaFest 2015 in Florida
2015 Sperry Charleston Race Week - Boats and racers ready for action
Entry fees increase Monday for Marion Bermuda Race
420 South American Championships - Overall report
All together now – US Sailing invites everyone to sail
Live coverage of Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race at Itajai
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   
What’s really in your marina dock contract?   
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   


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