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2015 Transpac – Entries represent a wide spectrum of boat types By Transpacific Yacht Club, , 8:25 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Transpac, 48th edition, has received entries from 60 boats from five countries around the Pacific region, including 57 monohulls and three multihulls, by the end of the most recent standard entry deadline a week ago ...

Volvo Ocean Race: De Ridder to join Team Brunel for Leg 5 By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 7:30 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Brunel have announced that the French sailor Laurent Pagès has broken broke two ribs during the stopover in Auckland, and will be replaced by the Dutch offshore sailor Dirk de Ridder. De Ridder’s long experience in ocean sailing and his excellent trim and steering capabilities make him the perfect candidate to join the crew on what is, undoubtedly, the toughest leg of this Volvo Ocean Rac ...

2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta - Sailors full of praise By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 4:22 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
With big breeze, sunshine and probably the largest racing fleet in the Caribbean this season, the 35th St.Maarten Heineken Regatta was a roaring success. The raw ingredients of fantastic sailing conditions and intense competition gave the regatta organizers the opportunity to lay on a tremendous spectacle - they didn't fail. ...

Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur rounds the stormiest Cape Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 2:13 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
It has been a day of landmarks – both tangible and invisible - for the Barcelona World Race fleet. For Jörg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane the landmark was very much a physical one, as Cape Horn presented the Renault Captur pair with one of the most fearsome Pacific Ocean farewells of any Barcelona World Race team. ...

French sailing heroine Florence Arthaud killed in tragic accident By ISAF Media, , 9:19 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
The legendary French yachtswoman Florence Arthaud was killed in a tragic accident in Argentina yesterday, when two helicopters collided during the filming of a TV reality show for French television. Seven other Frenchmen were killed including the swimmer, Camille Muffat and the boxer, Alexis Vastine. ...

Marblehead to Halifax Race - Youth Teams lead growing entry list By Race Director, Marblehead, MA , 5:51 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Marblehead to Halifax Race - Five teams representing organizations focused on competitive sail training and education have entered the race in the last week. Oakcliff Sailing has entered three teams: two on modified Farr 40s and a third on their Class 40. The US Naval Academy’s co-ed Varsity Offshore Sailing Team will enter the race with Gallant and Tenacious, both MK II Navy 44s. ...

2015 China Cup International Regatta preview By China Cup Media, Shenzhen , 5:02 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
We are delighted to announce the 9th Edition of the China Cup International Regatta will take place in Hong Kong and Shenzhen(Guangdong Province), China from October 30th to November 2nd, 2015, under the auspices of Water Sports Administration Center of the General Administration of Sport of China and Shenzhen Municipal Administration of Culture, Sports and Tourism. ...

Rio Olympics 2016 - ISAF discusses pollution concerns with IOC By Nick Butler -,, , 11:00 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
As Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition is due to be held in Brazil, ISAF President Carlo Croce and ISAF Vice-President Scott Perry visited the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday 6 March where they met with IOC President Thomas Bach and members of the IOC staff to discuss the shared concern about pollution in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro ...

Volvo Ocean 65s – One-design to the last millimetre By Keith Taylor, , 8:06 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Ask Knut Frostad if the absolutely identical one-design Volvo Ocean 65-footers are the right boat for the round-the-world marathon? The answer is an emphatically positive yes! ...

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Overall report By Icarus Sailing, , 3:10 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Miami gave us great sailing conditions for all six days of the sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank that includes its celebrated event the 88th Bacardi Cup. The Star, J/70, Viper 640, VX One and M32 classes all took part in this year’s event with 164 teams racing. Thank you to all of our Race Committee, Regatta Staff, and competitors for a great event! ...

BWR - Double Date-Renault at Cape Horn, Cheminees Poujoulat at Equator By Barcelona World Race, , 2:37 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
There is always a measure of relief in completing the passage of Cape Horn, escaping from the hostile Pacific into the Atlantic. But, come early Tuesday morning, it should be an especially pleased Jorg Reichers and Sébastien Audigane who bring sixth placed Renault Captur out of the Pacific and make the left turn, northwards for home. ...

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ confirm Dean Barker offer rejection By Warren Douglas, , 10:24 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Speaking on behalf of Emirates Team New Zealand, Chairman Keith Turner today confirmed that Dean Barker has decided not to accept the position of Performance Manager/Coach and Executive Team Member offered to him following a four month period of restructure at ETNZ. ...

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's boat arrested by US Marshalls By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 8:33 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Lawyers acting for the aggrieved former Oracle Team USA crewman, Joe Spooner have advised that the AC45 #4 has been arrested by Marshalls in San Francisco. Previously lawyers for Oracle Team USA advised Northern Californian Court that the same boat had been sold to Team France in December 2013. ...

VIC Etchells – Masters of the last day By John Curnow, , 8:29 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Triad, which is crewed By Bill Browne, Jake Newman and John Bertrand AM have won the 2015 Etchells Victorian State Championship. They are known for their mastery of grabbing a title on the last day, even when it may not have seemed entirely likely, just as occurred at Adelaide recently for the Australian Etchells Championship. ...

St Maarten Heineken Regatta- Elvis is in the building By Rachel Jaspersen, , 4:55 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
St Maarten Heineken Regatta - The third straight day of picture-perfect weather set the stage for Sunday's finale - a single, three hour race from Simpson Bay to the Northeast tip of St Maarten and back - perhaps the most picturesque race track of the entire 35th anniversary. ...

Clipper 2015-16 Race to showcase remote medical support service By Clipper Ventures Plc, , 10:40 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
ClipperTelemed+™ has been revealed as a Team Sponsor in the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It is a new joint venture between Clipper Ventures Plc and its Global Medical Emergency Support Partner, PRAXES Medical Group ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Cyclone Pam set to give fleet a torrid farewell By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 9:44 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet look set to have an interesting opening to the start of Leg 5 from Auckland on Sunday. The wind forecasts from Predictwind show winds gusting in to 30knots in the Waitemata Harbour around the start time for the race. ...

U.S. 49er sailors - A date with destiny By, , 8:05 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
You get the immediate sense when you meet the crew of D&D Racing, they are on a mission and won't be distracted by the pitfalls and shortcomings of recent US lack of success in Olympic Sailing in general and the 49er class in particular ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Report released into Team Vestas Wind grounding By, , 6:06 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
An independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race was released today. It included a set of recommendations aimed at improving safety at sea for the entire offshore racing community. In particular, it has suggested improving navigational charts and other on board software to avoid similar incidents in the future. ...

2015 St Maarten Heineken Regatta - Phaedo³, last day racing images By Jesús Renedo, , 4:48 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Photographer Jesús Renedo captured these shots of MOD 70 Phaedo³ at 2015 St Maarten Heineken Regatta. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica bring in the Heavy Metal for Leg 5 By NZL, , 8:26 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The USA and Turkish entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica have announced that six times Volvo Ocean Race veteran, Stu Bannatyne will join the crew for Leg 5 into the Southern Ocean. The New Zealander, who has won the round the world race three times, will start preparing with the crew tomorrow ahead of the Leg 5 start from Auckland on March 15. ...

VIC Etchells – Time for starting practice By John Curnow, , 5:25 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
No one really knew, but clearly the crews were after some repetition methodology when the 1100hrs start arrived for today’s races at the 2015 Etchells Victorian State Championship. Too keen, as it would turn out, for the result was a General Recall, with a good number over before the gun. Time for the Committee to also get yet more practice as they reset the start to be able to go again. ...

Barcelona World Race – Neutrogena closes their circle By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:18 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Two more round Cape Horn. Dreams realised for We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton. Neutrogena crosses outbound wake, closes circle. Renault Captur less than 600 miles to Cape Horn ...

Bacardi sailing week – Winners collect silverware after a great day 6 By Icarus Sailing Media, , 3:57 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The last day of racing for the 88th Bacardi Cup and the sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank brought us a little change in the weather with overcast skies and scattered showers ...

35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – More thrilling action on day 2 By St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 2:16 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The second day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta produced more thrilling action for the international fleet of yachts racing in gorgeous conditions off St.Maarten. All classes, but the Lottery Class, had at least two races today. ...

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