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2016 Festival of Sails - Entries open By Laureen Deale, , 4:52 AM Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The countdown is on for Australia’s favourite summer regatta, 2016 Festival of Sails run by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. ... [more]

Safety at Sea Seminar - Hands-On activities By Whitney Kneisley, , 4:36 AM Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Storm Trysail Foundation, in cooperation with the Storm Trysail Club, will hold its fourth Hands-On Safety at Sea Seminar at the New York State Maritime College at Fort Schuyler in the Bronx, New York on Saturday April 23, 2016. ... [more]

Rock lobster season opening delayed by paralytic toxins By DPIPWE, , 4:12 AM Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 - GMT
The opening of the recreational rock lobster season in the Eastern Region (waters eastward of Point Sorell and Whale Head) scheduled for 21 November 2015 has been postponed due to elevated levels of paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) measured in rock lobster and bivalve indicator species. ... [more]

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - Update from Sam Goodchild on week 2 By Sam Goodchild, , 3:37 AM Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 - GMT
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - Update from Sam Goodchild on week 2: We've just passed the two weeks at sea mark and the second week has been drastically different to the first, as expected I guess. ... [more]

Pensacola a la Habana Race - A great historic event By Talbot Wilson, , 2:43 AM Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Alan McMillan, Pensacola Yacht Club Commodore, proclaimed it “a great historic event.” And the 2015 Andrews Institute Pensacola Habana Race was indeed historic, being the first officially sanctioned ocean yacht race from a US port to Cuba since 1959. And if McMillan and company have their way, the next Pensacola a la Habana race will be bigger and better. ... [more]

Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe - Mad rush at the front By Mini Transat, , 2:14 AM Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 - GMT
Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe - While the leaders continue to amaze the timers, and while they are no longer counting the distance to the finish in hundreds of miles, the majority of the troops are just starting out on the second part of the race. For all of those still at sea, there is the risk of feeling plummeting morale when they announce the first arrivals in the bay at Pointe-à-Pitre. ... [more]

Know boats, me? By John Curnow, , 2:12 AM Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It’s one of those wonderful sayings you hear around the quay or bar a lot. It’s mostly spoken when someone makes an obvious and usually very public mistake. It is one of those classic, laconic and ironic statements. It is as Australian as calling people by their Surname, especially if it is shortened, or even lengthened, by adding a ‘y’, ‘o’ or ‘ie’ to the end of it. ... [more]

Transat Jacques Vabre - Decisive times with just over 500nm to sail By Transat Jacques Vabre, , 1:58 AM Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 - GMT
The two key podiums which remain open in the Transat Jacques Vabre, the IMOCA and Class 40 will see decisive racing in the hours through Monday night into Tuesday. With less than 550 miles to go for the IMOCA leaders, the transition of Cabo Frio early tomorrow might well decide which of the top three duos – just 86 miles from first to third. ... [more]

ISAF - What happened in Sanya yesterday? By ISAF, , 12:35 AM Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Annual Conference continues to power ahead in Sanya, China. The Training and Development Committee are looking to regionalise the development of sailing through the Regional Development Co-ordinators / mentors. ... [more]

Bartercard Coffs to Paradise - Spectacular prizes on offer By Bronwen Hemmings, Gold Coast , 4:58 PM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Southport Yacht Club, on the Gold Coast, and its principal sponsor, Bartercard, will be offering two spectacular prizes for the Coffs to Paradise race, then the Sail Paradise series, both scheduled for January. ... [more]

New world speed record announced by WSSR Council By John Reed, , 1:15 PM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - GMT
The WSSR Council have announced the the establishment of a new World Speed Record by Antoine Albeau (FRA) who has broken his existing record of 52kts set in 2012. The new record was set using a windsurfer. ... [more]

Coniston Powerboat Records Week – British speed record snatched By Tracey Clarke, , 12:59 PM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
Coniston Powerboat Records Week – Hampshire based power boat champion Shelley Jory – Leigh has made a spectacular return to power boating by snatching a British speed record in the Lake District. ... [more]

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust announces newest official ambassador By Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, , 12:42 PM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is pleased to announce the British Sailing Team's Charlotte Dobson, 29, from Helensbugh, Scotland, as its newest official ambassador. ... [more]

Exporting is GREAT - Clipper Race to feature in new campaign + Video By Clipper Ventures, , 12:22 PM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The UK company behind the Clipper Race, the world’s longest ocean adventure, sailed by trained amateurs and known as one of the planet’s toughest endurance challenges, is to feature in Exporting is GREAT a new government initiative launched today (Monday 9 November 2015). ... [more]

Clipper Yacht Race fleet gets real taste of Southern Ocean sleigh ride By The Clipper Race, , 12:10 PM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The wind has finally backed around and is allowing the Clipper Race fleet to get its first real taste of the Southern Ocean sleigh ride that teams have been craving since leaving Cape Town nine days ago. ... [more]

NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic – Incredible action on final day + Video By American Windsurfing Tour, , 11:49 AM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Day 12 of the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic marked the culmination of competition for this truly unique and epic contest. The swell picked up a bit from yesterday and the trade winds filled in throughout the day. It was time for the one on one heats to see who will rise to top and claim victory in Maui. ... [more]

2015 Sydney 38 NSW Championships images by Sport Sailing Photography By Sport Sailing Photography, , 11:32 AM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Sydney 38 NSW Championships were held last weekend the 7th and 8th November with a two day regatta hosted by the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Broken Bay, Pittwater. ... [more]

Yacht Racing Forum preview – Reach out to the yachting community By Yacht Racing Forum, , 10:52 AM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - GMT
The Yacht Racing Forum will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on December 7 - 8. A business oriented conference, the Forum is your and your companies' opportunity to reach out to the international yacht racing community in two days and one location. Don’t miss it! ... [more]

UIM XCAT World Series – Teams prepare for round 5 By Karien Jonckheere, , 10:41 AM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
With the fifth round of the 2015 UIM XCAT World Series just over a week away, teams are finalising their preparations for the best possible finish to the season. ... [more]

Chris Benz Luderitz Speed Challenge – Top level performances + Videos By Luderitz Speed Challenge, , 10:18 AM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - GMT
Chris Benz Luderitz Speed Challenge – A combination of the fast channel, strong winds and riders’ top skills (plus huge courage) have produced top level performances with world and national records well beaten. ... [more]

Plastic in the Pacific Crusade – Part 8 – Destination Spain By Ian Thomson, Gothenburg , 9:36 AM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
In our last edition we left you as we were sailing across from Italy towards Spain. It is a 680nm journey and we were sailing along in a good breeze of 20-30 knots. ... [more]

Techno 293 World Championships – Action packed By International Windsurfing Association, , 9:27 AM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - GMT
336 competitors from 26 countries gathered in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy to take part in the 2015 Techno293 World Championships. The host Windsurfing Club Cagliari put on a great event, especially as the organisers had to take over the regatta just months before it took place due to organisational problems at a previously picked site. ... [more]

World Cruising Club's ARC+ 2015 sets sail By World Cruising Club, , 9:18 AM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
World Cruising Club's ARC+ 2015 – A gentle swell, warm sunshine and an easy F4 ENE breeze, were the order of the day for the 64 strong ARC+ fleet heading off from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today ... [more]

ISAF Annual Conference - November 8 summary By ISAF, , 5:34 AM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The 2015 ISAF Annual Conference got into full swing on Sunday 8th November with a string of committee meetings of the world controlling body for sailing taking place in Sanya, China. The final part of the IFDS merger within ISAF was completed. The Disabled Sailing Committee then voted in favour of adopting a new name - the Para World Sailing Committee. ... [more]

Mid-winters kick off 2015 Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta By Erik Simonson, , 4:45 AM Monday 09 Nov 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The mid-winters are here! A spectacular, crystal clear day with brisk northerlies that faded to westerlies as the day progressed! 74 boats in eight divisions including a new J88 class! ... [more]

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