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Barcelona World Race - One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton returns By Barcelona World Race, , 5:20 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton has crossed the longitude of Cape Horn (67º 17' 35 W) at 03:01 UTC (04:01 in Barcelona, 00:01 in Chile). Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa have spent 66 days, 15 hours and 01 minutes racing since the start in Barcelona on 31st December 2014. ...

2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Day 2, MOD 70 Phaedo³ images By Jesús Renedo, , 4:59 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Photographer Jesús Renedo captured these shots of MOD 70 Phaedo³ at 2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta from Day 2. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Rob Salthouse compares VO70 with new one design VO65 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 4:02 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Veteran Round the World sailor, Rob Salthouse addressed a large group at the North Sails Auckland Loft, on the new Volvo65 one design used for the Volvo Ocean Race. He outlined the differences between the VO70 and the new VO65 one design, which features a canting keep pin angled at 6 degrees which creates an interesting ride when surfing ...

2015 Farr 40 Midwinter Championship – Day 4 By Farr 40 Class Association, , 3:44 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Alberto Rossi and his crew aboard Enfant Terrible have ended each day of racing at Farr 40 Midwinter Championship on the top of the scoreboard. In a class where consistency is key, Enfant proved day after day to be the most consistent competitors in the class. The Italian crew raced a beautiful regatta against some very serious competition, and now they will head into rest of the Farr 40 circuit ...

2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Victors claim spoils By Jill Campbell, , 3:04 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean drew to a close today with a fourth day of picture perfect sailing for the 21 participating yachts. Overall winners of the event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Nautor's Swan in collaboration with Rolex, were Swan 80 Selene in Class A and Swan 53 Music in Class B. ...

Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Monsta's view of the Class of 2014-15 By Mark O'Brien, San Francisco, USA , 2:31 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
New Zealand based caricaturist, Mark O'Brien, compiled this gallery of the competitors in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. Mark has drawn many sailing events including the Louis Vuitton and America's Cups from 2000 and Volvo Ocean Races. ...

Barcelona World Race - We Are Water leaves Cape Horn behind By Barcelona World Race, , 2:07 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
We Are Water, sailed by Bruno and Willy Garcia, crossed the longitude of Cape Horn (67º 17' 35 W) at 22:06 UTC (23:06 in Barcelona, 19:06 in Chile). Their elapsed time since the start in Barcelona on 31st December 2014 is 66 days, 10 hours and 06 minutes. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: New support approach to 'Human Edition' + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 12:16 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The egalitarian approach to the new Volvo Ocean Race has extended to more than just the adoption of a one design by Farr Yacht Design, and construction by a consortium of builders. The between leg servicing is now run a by a Shore Team headed by Australian Nick Bice, a two race veteran of the 40,000nm around the world classic. Bice runs the Volvo Ocean Race’s equivalent of Pit-Lane. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: The bunching of the fleet - should we stop the boat? *Feature By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 9:26 PM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
In the new Volvo Ocean Race, no boat has won more than one In Port race, further underlining the evenness of the one design Volvo 65. The margins are contracting too, with the now-six boat fleet finishing inside six hours at the end of Leg 4 - 5200nm of intense racing. At the skippers media conference following Leg 4, two factors were identified – the one design and AIS ...

VIC Etchells – Hospitable just not inviting… By John Curnow, , 4:58 PM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
From the outset, the cool and grey day did not inspire. However, the warmth and genuine welcome showed by the whole of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) was both invigorating and motivating. Once the day was done, there was just the one residual feeling that you became present to and on reflection, you found it to be envy. ...

2015 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Day 5 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 12:01 PM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
Today was the second day of the Sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank for the J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One classes, and the fifth day of the 88th Bacardi Cup for the Stars. All race courses started at their allotted time, 11:55 for the Stars and 10:55 for all other classes, except the M32s, whose start was postponed until 11:30 a.m. ...

2015 Ida Lewis Distance Race - Registration open By Kirsten Ferguson, , 11:37 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
The Ida Lewis Distance Race provides sailors with an exciting overnight offshore experience that covers some of the world’s most breathtaking sailing grounds. ...

Sunfish US Masters Championship - Upcoming schedule By ISCA, , 8:57 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
The Sunfish US Masters (40+) Championship will be held July 31-Aug. 2, 2015 in Suburban Boston just four days after the New England Regional on Cape Cod, 70 miles away. Sail one or sail both, but big, deep fleets are expected for a fantastic mid-summer week of fun and competition. Make a vacation out of it! ...

Sail to Win Seminars presented for N2E Race participants this month By Laurie Morrison, , 6:57 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
This month the Newport Ocean Sailing Association will present a series of five 'Sail to Win' seminars at a West Marine store near you. According to NOSA officials, the strategies and planning tips provided by veteran N2E racers and event sponsors will better equip those who attend to actually win the iconic Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race. ...

2015 Farr 40 Midwinters - Day 3 By Farr 40 Class Association, , 6:27 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
On the third day of racing, San Diego offered the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship sunny skies, flat waters and a steady breeze. 'The sailing conditions have just been spectacular, we could not ask for more,' said Geoff Stagg, manager of the Farr 40 Class. 'We've had two beautiful days of racing in the bay and now we're going to get three more gorgeous races on the ocean.' ...

2015 Hans Fogh J/80 Open Regatta - Coming soon By J/Boats, , 6:02 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
Sodus Bay Yacht Club, on behalf of J/80 Lake Ontario Fleet 20 and the J/80 USA Class Association, invites all J/80 sailors to beautiful Sodus Bay to compete in the '2015 Hans Fogh J/80 Open' regatta during their LYRA 2015 race week, July 31 through August 2, 2015! ...

2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta - Day One By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 5:33 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
The St.Maarten Heineken Regatta got underway today with 188 yachts entered for the three day extravaganza separated into 18 different classes. The huge fleet was a magnificent sight and very likely to be the biggest gathering of racing yachts in Caribbean this season. Sailors from all over the world come to St.Maarten Heineken Regatta for competitive racing, and today they were not disappointed. ...

St Maarten Heineken Regatta - MOD 70 Phaedo³ images by Jesús Renedo By Jesús Renedo, , 4:45 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
Photographer Jesús Renedo captured some of these stunning shots of MOD 70 Phaedo³ at Heineken regatta, round the Island race. ...

2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Selene and Music increase lead By Jill Campbell, , 3:38 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Although there is no change at top of the leaderboard with Swan 80 Selene (Class A) and Swan 53 Music (Class B) firmly fixed at the head of their respective classifications, today's racing could not be described as anything less than thrilling. ...

2015 St Maarten Heineken Regatta - Gunboat war By Rachel Jaspersen, , 3:05 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta- While extensive new modifications have transformed 15-year old Gunboat 62 Tribe into a modern rocket ship, her ultra-tall rotating mast and massive sails weren’t quite enough to overcome a near-perfect race from team Coco De Mer on the first day of the Heineken Regatta. The longer, heavier Coco crossed the finish line a few short minutes behind Tribe ...

Barcelona World Race - Saturday night - Cape Horn fever By Barcelona World Race, , 1:51 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
Saturday night should see two IMOCA 60 crews of the Barcelona World Race reach Cape Horn ready enjoy the relase from the Pacific and start the climb up the Atlantic. Both of the Barcelona based duos of We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton entered the Roaring 40s around January 27th as southern oceans rookies. ...

88th Bacardi Cup - Day 4 By Icarus Sailing Media, , 3:17 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank began today with the addition of the J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One classes, while the Stars are racing their fourth day in the 88th Bacardi Cup. The weather was perfect, the wind was great and the race committees did a great job. ...

52 Super Series 2015 – Nine new TP52s getting ready to rumble By 52 Super Series, , 2:41 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
For the new 52 Super Series 2015 season it could be said that challenge to be fully race ready stepped up a gear when Germany's Harm Müller Spreer launched his new Vrolijk designed Platoon in Dubai. In Auckland, New Zealand sea trials are presently under way for for the new Provezza. ...

Gill Commodore's Cup – A feisty start in St. Maarten By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 2:27 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
A record entry of 81 yachts entered the Gill Commodore's Cup, the prelude to the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta. 30 knots of wind with breaking waves, provided testing conditions for the fleet. ...

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