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2015 Magic Marine RS200 Winter Championship - Overall report By Chris Catt, , 4:19 AM Monday 16 Mar 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
This weekend saw the season opening Magic Marine RS200 Winter Championships hosted by Grafham Water Sailing Club. 15 brave teams turned up to a chilly but entertaining 10-15knot race course. The format for the weekend was 12 short two lap windward leewards over the two days and was delivered with efficiency and precision by Race Officer and Commodore Peter Saxton and his team. ... [more]

2015 Inter-School Sailing Festival - Overall report By RHKYC, , 3:47 AM Monday 16 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Hong Kong’s leading team racing event for schools culminated in two exciting divisional finals’ series this afternoon in front of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Middle Island sailing centre located on the south side of Hong Kong Island. ... [more]

Dubai all set for action-packed Round Two of XCAT World Series By Karien Jonckheere, , 3:20 AM Monday 16 Mar 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
There’s all to race for when the second round of the 2015 UIM XCAT World Series gets underway at DIMC – Mina Seyahi in Dubai this weekend. ... [more]

Another Hobart success for the crew of Wild Oats XI By Rob Mundle, , 2:59 AM Monday 16 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A team comprising seven crew members of Bob Oatley’s record-breaking supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, completed their most arduous ever Sydney Hobart challenge at the weekend when they rode into Hobart. ... [more]

No tricks about Illusion in Hobart Combined Clubs Long Race By Peter Campbell, , 2:41 AM Monday 16 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Second place on corrected time in yesterday’s final race of the summer season gave Derwent Sailing Squadron member David Brett and his Hanse 40 Illusion a one point winning margin in the PHS summer pennant for Group A in the Combined Clubs Long Race Series, sailed on the River Derwent and Storm Bay. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - A curious addiction? By Barcelona World Race, , 2:07 AM Monday 16 Mar 2015 - GMT
Their Barcelona World Race has proven a challenge above and beyond that of some of their rivals. Seasoned Hungarian veteran Nandor Fa and hard driving, young Kiwi Conrad Colman formed their partnership just weeks before the start, setting off round the world on an IMOCA 60 which was designed by Fa and had only just been finished. ... [more]

Editorial: Volvo on hold..Zhik on Show..Can Kaenons change your life? By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 1:15 AM Monday 16 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Editorial from NZL's e-magazine which was sent after the In-Port race on Saturday. We look at some of the issues of the week, and what is coming up. Contains a link to the full e-magazine edition plus the newsletter archive. If you wish to subscribe to NZL's free newsletter, published twice a week - there are links to subscribe in this story ... [more]

Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous images 3 -Studio Borlenghi By Studio Borlenghi, , 6:27 PM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - GMT
Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous day 1 and 2 images provided by photographers Carlo Borlenghi and Luca Butto of Studio Borlenghi. ... [more]

Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous images 2 Studio Borlenghi By Studio Borlenghi, , 6:13 PM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - GMT
Loro Piana Caribbean superyacht regatta 2015 day 1-2 images by Studio Borlenghi-Butto ... [more]

Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous images 1-Studio Borlenghi By Studio Borlenghi, , 5:12 PM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - GMT
Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous images provided by photographers Carlo Borlenghi and Luca Butto of Studio Borlenghi. ... [more]

Australian 18 Footers League - Club champions announced By Frank Quealey, , 3:43 PM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Australian 18 Footers League 2015 - Strong southerly winds, gusting to more than 30-knots on Sydney Harbour, brought a premature end to the season when today’s race 11 of the club championship had to be abandoned. ... [more]

Does age matter? Maybe not if you're a wandering albatross By British Antarctic Survey, , 3:06 PM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - GMT
A new study of the wandering albatrosses breeding on the sub-antarctic island of Bird Island (off South Georgia) reveals that age doesn't matter when foraging. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE last month, shows that even when the birds reach old age, any reduction in muscle function and visual acuity didn't appear to affect their foraging behaviour. ... [more]

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous overall By Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, , 2:56 PM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - GMT
The final race day of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous was a fittingly gripping affair that brought three days of hard-fought and incredibly tight racing to a close and saw overall victory awarded to P2 (Class A) and Marie (Class B) ... [more]

Deterioration in United States - Venezuela relations impact cruisers By CSSN, , 1:27 PM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
All US citizens now require a visa for entry into Venezuela, and these must be obtained prior to entry. Arrival at any port , or an encounter with any official without the appropriate visa could result in denial of entry, or possibly detention and seizure. Travel to Venezuela by US flagged yachts or carrying US citizens should be considered at this time to be HIGH RISK. ... [more]

Missing South African yacht search focuses west of Perth, Australia By Perth Now, , 12:43 PM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
A desperate search for the crew of a missing yacht is focused on an area 2200 nautical miles west of Perth. As reported by Perth Now Sunday Times ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Weather window opens Tuesday morning for Leg 5 start By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 11:50 AM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
According to forecast information from Predictwind a weather window should open on Tuesday morning NZ time which may allow the Volvo Ocean Race to start in the afternoon. Winds at Channel Island at the entrance to the Hauraki Gulf are forecast to drop to 11-14kts from the SW on Tuesday morning - a complete contrast to the SE breeze forecast to gust over 70kts in the early hours of Monday morning. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - A storming start and a resounding win By Oman Sail, , 10:50 AM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - After 28 races over four sunny days in Oman, Leigh McMillan’s crew on The Wave, Muscat were neck and neck with rivals SAP Extreme Sailing Team, needing to beat them in the last double points race to hang onto the title they earned in 2013 and again last year ... [more]

Javelins enjoying tight racing on Lake Taupo By Antje Muller, , 10:30 AM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
With a Cyclone warning hanging ominously over this weekend’s sailing, it was a pleasant surprise for the fleet to have two days of excellent racing at the Mighty River Power Regatta. Shifty and patchy wind conditions and a joint start with the 12ft Skiff fleet made for plenty of place changes between the first three, keeping the sailors on their toes. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar looking ahead to Qingdao By Katy Pearce, , 9:56 AM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - Oman, 14 March, GAC Pindar’s co-skippers Seve Jarvin and Ian Williams’partnership got off to an encouraging start with eight podium finishes and sixth place overall in Act two in Muscat, Oman. ... [more]

Tropical Cyclone Pam – Latest update 8pm Sunday 15 March By Arno Dyason, , 9:26 AM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - GMT
Currently cyclone Pam is situated 450km to the north of the New Zealand coastline and still tracking southeast at 55m/h. It is expected to lie about 150km east of East Cape (northern Gisborne) by midday Monday, then move away from the New Zealand coastline towards Chatham Island ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Neck and neck By Lisa Hynes, , 9:11 AM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
In the final race of the Extreme Sailing Series Muscat the Wave, Muscat took a last gasp win to retain their crown for the third year in a row while a mixed day for Oman Air ended with an optimistic nod to the future. ... [more]

Hauraki Fenders: Taking New Zealand by storm By, , 8:37 AM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
For a country that takes pride in being one of the world leaders in the marine industry, there are some areas where New Zealand is playing catch up. Fenders for pleasure craft is one such area. New Zealand appears to be stuck in the days when undersized, permanently inflated fenders were an accepted way to protect a boat’s topsides. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA tient le premier rôle à Auckland By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:34 AM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Malgré la menace pressante du cyclone PAM, la course In-Port a pu être disputée aujourd’hui à Auckland. Il était 14h locales (2 heures, heure française) lorsque les six bateaux de la Volvo Ocean Race se sont élancés ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - 爱生雅队梅开二度 于奥克兰再度夺得港内赛冠军 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:03 AM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛奥克兰港内赛于北京时间3月14日9时开始,最终全女子船队爱生雅队以54分55秒的成绩率先冲过终点线,收获了她们继阿布扎比港内赛后的又一个港内赛冠军,也成了本届比赛到目前为止唯一一个两次港内赛夺冠的船队。紧随其后的布鲁内尔队仅以20秒的微弱劣势屈居第二,而曼福队则以56分22秒的成绩获得季军。之后东风队,阿尔维麦迪卡队和阿布扎比队也陆续完成了比赛,分列第四到第六名。 ... [more]

2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Winner announced By Melges 20, , 7:03 AM Sunday 15 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The globe turns, the sun rises, and on Biscayne Bay at the Melges Rocks Regatta hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club the wind pumps from the East at 12-18 knots under 80 degrees with sunshine. After the dust cleared from a high energy Melges Rocks Party, PRO Blake Middleton did a great job of banging off two well-run races that allowed for a high quality racing experience. ... [more]

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