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Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 12:52 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
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 ...

2015 SSS Corinthian Regatta - Images by By, , 12:47 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...

2015 Antigua Sailing Week - just a month away By Antigua Sailing Week, , 12:42 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...

Edgartown Race Weekend - 2015 calendar announced By Edgartown Yacht Club, , 12:10 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...

Sunfish US National Championship- Ecuador’s Martinetti dominates again By Sunfish Class Association, , 11:27 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
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 ...

SAP 505 Worlds headed for South Africa’s 'Windy City' By Andy Rice / Sailing Intelligence, , 10:31 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...

Alinghi joins the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour By Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, , 10:02 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A wild night in the Southern Ocean + Video By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 9:50 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
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 ...

Etchells West Coast Series - Vince Brun wins first installment By San Diego Yacht Club, , 9:49 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Deploying the Buoy By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:17 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has taken some time out from the thrilling Leg 5 racing through the Southern Ocean to assist with an important environmental project. As planned, all six boats dropped buoys laden with scientific equipment – or ‘drifters' – to help collect oceanic data from one of the most remote areas of the world. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Stu Bannatyne reports from a warm Southern Ocean By Stu Bannatyne, , 8:52 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
New recruit to Team Alvimedica, Stu Bannatyne reports on his eighth foray into the Southern Ocean, on Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. It is good to be back! The leg so far has not disappointed in terms of delivering some exhilarating downwind sailing. After a quick chat with navigator Will it sounds like there is plenty more to come yet, too. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet gybes and heads east again By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:37 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After a period of unstable conditions and differing opinions in angles to sail, all the fleet has gybed and is heading east again. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Two shows and 90 minutes from everywhere By Nic Douglass, Sydney , 7:41 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
An amazing amalgamation of my 41st show's content from on the ground in Auckland for the Auckland Volvo Ocean Race stopover, and my adventures back in Sydney this week. Only just to call it show 41 & 42 with 90 minutes of sailing action! From ocean racing, to Olympics to the AC this show has it all; Burling, Walker, Spithill, Page and Chappo to name a few... ...

America's Cup: AC72 - Luna Rossa Catamaran images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 2:33 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
>Photographer Carlo Borlenghi provided these images of the AC72 “Luna Rossa” catamaran, from the 34th America's Cup, now on display at the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo Da Vinci” of Milan. ...

2015 Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 2:09 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day three of the Saint Barth Bucket Regatta to capture these images. Enjoy! ...

Barcelona World Race - Final weather hurdles for Cheminees Poujoulat By Barcelona World Race, , 1:35 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Less than 400 miles from the finish line now, Cheminées Poujoulat are passed Cabo de Gata, east of Almeria, and are starting the final ascent of the Mediterannean out of the Alboran sea to Barcelona. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are forecast to finish sometime between 1000hrs and midday on Wednesday, but still have some complicated final transitions standing between them and a well earned victory ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Leaving Auckland and catching Pam - Onboard Video By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 8:16 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Many of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet commented on the picturesque departure from Auckland as the fleet left the outer Hauraki Gulf and its islands and landmarks. In this video shot from onboard Team Brunel, we see the fleet leave Auckland and then get an inside view of the battering taken as the fleet caught Cyclone Pam. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet commits to southern routing By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:50 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - A busier day for all! The fleet has now committed to the southern routing as the option to go north has passed, and life got a little more variety. ...

Dinghy Academy goes from strength to strength - Part two By Robert Deaves, , 2:38 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Not only is the Dinghy Academy serving as a fantastic training base to a number of established sailors, it is also acting as a staging post for young sailors taking their first steps in the Finn, somewhere they can learn the ropes, get the best advice, and plan a campaign of substance and direction. ...

Rio 2016 Games - Australian Sailing Team embarks on road to selection By Australian Sailing Team, , 10:12 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic - Thirteen Australian Sailing Team (AST) Olympic class athletes as well as six Paralympic class athletes are in the initial group of athletes aiming to secure their 2016 Olympic selection spot in the up-coming 2015 world sailing season. ...

St Barths Bucket Regatta 2015 - Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery, , 8:53 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
St Barths Bucket Regatta 2015 - Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Sunshine and wind as fleet heads for Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:53 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Sunscreen and the Southern Ocean are not words often found in the same sentence, but liberal amounts are needed at the moment, under bright blue skies and fast reaching conditions. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Better safe than sorry By Agathe Armand, , 8:02 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014 / 2015 - Three years ago, Iker Martínez’s boat crossed the Southern Ocean in more than 60 knots of wind. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Another good day for Team Brunel By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:30 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The Dutchies continue to extend their lead over all the boats except Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing who up until the last sched had not lost or gained on the current leg leaders. At 1900 UTC the yellow boat was hammering along at 19 knots, reaching in 16kt of wind. ...

Barcelona World Race - Leaders back in the Med -The final 500 miles By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:26 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm on board Cheminées Poujoulat have become the first team to return to the Mediterranean in the Barcelona World Race, crossing the longitude of Gibraltar this morning at 08.30 (UTC). The leaders kept a course close to the North African shore, before a rapid transit through the Straits in a 20-knot southerly. ...

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