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2015 Para World Sailing Championships coming up fast By Michael McLean, Melbourne , 11:20 PM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
There’s now only 10 days until the start of the 2015 Para World Sailing Championship, and the excitement and anticipation is building. Teams are arriving, containers are on site and sailors are out practising. ... [more]

New season Bluefin caught last week By Carl Hyland, Tasmania , 7:44 PM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - GMT
Lockie Nichols from Eaglehawk is one happy camper with a new season Bluefin being caught last week. This fish was part of a larger school that showed up at Eaglehawk Neck recently. ... [more]

Pay attention, YOU can make a difference to the marine environment!! By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 4:51 PM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
OK, Sit up and pay attention, THIS is a life exam subject and when you reach the Pearly Gates, your results today will count towards your final destination ... [more]

Plastic in the Pacific - Part 9 - Gibraltar Straits and Canary Islands By Ian Thomson, Gothenburg , 2:03 PM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
In our last edition we had just departed Almerimar Spain en-route to the Canary Islands. We had waited for a weather window having had a week of westerlies so when the easterlies hit, it was time to go. ... [more]

Lipton Cup Regatta 2015 overall By Bernie Kaaks, Melbourne , 1:49 PM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Lipton Cup Regatta – Robert Date sailed a fine series in the TP52 Scarlet Runner to record line honours in every race. ... [more]

UIM XCAT World Series – Nicolini chases overall podium place By Karien Jonckheere, , 1:37 PM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
UIM XCAT World Series – They may have only missed the podium once this season, but the Italian team of Matteo Nicolini and Tomaso Polli are taking nothing for granted heading into the fifth round ... [more]

El Niño disrupts the marine food web + Video By, , 1:05 PM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Since the spring of 2015, observations collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA indicate El Niño conditions in the equatorial Pacific have been strengthening to a magnitude similar to events in 1997–98 and 1982–83 ... [more]

49er and 49erFX Worlds – Stakes high for strong British entry By RYA, , 12:47 PM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
British skiff hopefuls will begin racing tomorrow (16 November) in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the 49er and 49erFX World Championships (16-21 November). ... [more]

Marriott Rewards Around The Island Race 2015 overall By RHKYC Media, , 12:25 PM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Marriott Rewards Around The Island Race – Starting at 0830hrs this morning at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Causeway Bay, 232 boats gathered on two start lines in eight to ten knots of easterly breeze hoping to be able to race the full 26nm circumnavigation to starboard. ... [more]

Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe – Ian Lipinski dominates By Mini Transat, , 11:57 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - GMT
A second place finish behind Julien Pulvé was enough for Ian Lipinski to take the overall victory in the Series boat class of the Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe. ... [more]

Clipper Yacht Race – Temporary time out from Southern Ocean onslaught By The Clipper Race, , 11:39 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - GMT
Clipper Round the World Race – Steady surfs and large swells eased over the past 24 hours and light, fluffy winds overnight and this morning are now providing a temporary time out from the strenuous Southern Ocean onslaught of the past seven days. ... [more]

Ice, wind and fury – Scientists investigate the piteraqs By Marilena Oltmanns, , 10:07 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Dead silence falls over Tasiilaq. Whatever mid-winter daylight appeared briefly in this village on the southeast coast of Greenland is long gone, leaving the afternoon pitch black. A fresh layer of snow from the morning covers the ground, reflecting the darkness around it. The vacuum of space is clear, and stars glint behind snow-covered mountains. ... [more]

10 Phrases you never knew came from sailing By Pat Reynolds, , 9:51 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
When you stop to think about it… sailing is pretty amazing. From a historical perspective, through its role in travel, trade and war, it was the absolute hinge of western civilization for hundreds of years. Through that time, sailors’ slang and terminology became rooted in the English lexicon and still exists profoundly to this day. ... [more]

MC38 Open Regatta – Game, set and match to Menace Yachting By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:43 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Kiwi brilliance overcame six Australian MC38 crews at the closing event of the class’ inaugural five part championship series that began last February. Howard Spencer’s Menace, sailing for Royal Akarana Yacht Club, was awarded the North Sails boat of the day flag, the MC38 Open Regatta trophy, and, with that victory, the perpetual MC38 Australian Season Championship and half model trophy. ... [more]

2015 Maria Island Ocean Race – Vintage year for Tasmanian yachtsman By Peter Campbell, , 9:31 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Maria Island Ocean Race – Tasmanian vigneron and yachtsman Neil Snare has had a vintage year, producing fine Tasmanian Pinot Noirs from his Southern Midlands vineyard and today skippering his yacht Winstead Wines to a double handicap victory. ... [more]

Surtsey and the birth of new islands By Deborah Byrd, , 9:17 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
On this date, in 1963 a cook aboard a trawler called Ísleifur II – sailing south of Iceland – spotted a column of dark smoke rising from the surface of the sea. The ship’s captain thought it be a boat on fire and turned his vessel to investigate. What they found was an island in the process of being born: explosive volcanic eruptions originating from below the sea surface, belching black columns o ... [more]

NZ Match Racing Nationals - Steele wins Final 3-0 By RNZYS Media, , 8:57 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Chris Steele and his 36 Below Racing/RNZYS crew of Shane Diviney, Josh Salthouse & Harry Hull, beat George Anyon 3 - nil in the Final of the New Zealand Match Racing Championships, on Sunday afternoon. Steele lead undefeated on Day 1 and then after a disappointing Day 2 he qualified in 4th spot going into this mornings semi finals. ... [more]

18ft Skiffs - Thurlow Fisher near faultless in Heat 3 of NSW Champs By Frank Quealey, , 8:03 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Trent Barnabas sailed a near faultless race in a 20-knot Southerly wind to win a dramatic Race 3 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. With just one more race to be sailed in the championship (next Sunday), Thurlow Fisher Lawyers heads the net points table. Plus full race video ... [more]

Man Meat of the 49er Class - You'll want to eat them right up! By 49er FX girl, , 6:43 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - GMT
A sexy scene of tango clubs, tasty parillos and of course the suave Spanish speaking natives that will have you falling into their rolling “r’s” in no time. Some other pieces of meat that might get overlooked currently in Buenos Aires for the past couple of weeks are the very athletic, and dangerously juicy men of the 49er class. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary - Nov 14 - Oil drops after Asians ease By Collinson FX, , 6:40 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The fight to the bottom for global currencies has been driven by Fed speculation, pushing the EUR to 1.0750, while the GBP holds above 1.5200. Commodities have been under extreme pressure for an extended period, although stronger economic data domestically has assisted the AUD back above 0.7100, while the NZD languishes above 0.6500. ... [more]

Flash and Crack is not a new pop band By John Curnow, , 6:20 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
To anyone who has been on an airliner hit by lightning, the flash and crack of the strike are vivid memories. It certainly gets your attention and when you land, all the technicians definitely run to the aircraft and give it a very close inspection. So now that we have heightened your senses, let us all remind ourselves that a lightning strike is not always fatal, ... [more]

2016 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - Three months to go By Melvyn Steiner, , 5:36 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Hi all previous Heaven Can Wait participants, the 2016 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta is just three months away – February 20 / 21, and the entry system is now open so you can put your entry in right now. 2016 will be the 10th anniversary of the running of this regatta and clearly we would like it to be a big one – again raising money for the Hunter Branch of the NSW Cancer Council ... [more]

49er Worlds - Veteran French sailor returns home By 49er, , 5:14 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - GMT
The French 49er squad announced today that veteran skiff sailor Julien D’Ortoli will return to France, abandoning any hopes for the 2015 World Championship and putting his Olympic qualification bid unto peril. While launching his boat on day one of the 2015 South American Championship Julien slipped on the launch ramp while holding the bow of his boat and broke his index finger ... [more]

Mini Transat - First series boat crosses Point-à-Pitre finish line By Mini Transat, , 4:50 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - GMT
Julien Pulvé has won the second leg of the Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe after crossing first the finish line in Pointe-à-Pitre, at 02:06:15 (French Time) on Sunday November 15th. ... [more]

NZ Match Racing Champs - Young gun takes the lead on Day 2 By Georgia Derrick, RNZYS Media, , 2:51 AM Sunday 15 Nov 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The two highest scoring skippers from today’s round robin were Dave Hazard’s RNZYS KZ Marine team of Scott Barnes, Benny Butcher and Sam Meech with 6 wins from 7 flights. Matched by the Noumean Tugdual Piriou with his CNC team of Pierre Vaudelet, Yann Rigal and Joss Dupont, Piriou who also took 6 wins from 7 flights. ... [more]

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