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Volvo Ocean Race fleet head north By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:00 PM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – It has been a steady night of upwind sailing for the lead pack as they head north, beating in 25 knot winds. There have been no major changes with the front four in the past 12 hours. Reports from the boats are saying they are preparing for a period of stronger winds in the next 24 hours as they catch the top of a low-pressure system passing them to the south. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng abandona la etapa 5 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:55 PM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - El equipo Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) ha anunciado que se retira de la etapa 5 tras romper su mástil en el océano Antártico, a 200 millas de Cabo de Hornos. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - 从乌斯怀亚前往伊塔加 东风队为第六赛段做准备 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:35 PM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第五赛段中因桅杆断裂而退出比赛的东风队已于北京时间3月31日19时30分抵达阿根廷的乌斯怀亚,他们计划先将帆船与人员转移至伊塔加,然后再进行进一步的帆船修复工作,力求以最完美的状态迎接第六赛段的比赛。 ... [more]

45th Newport International Boat Show – Dates and highlights announced By Newport International Boat Show, , 12:32 PM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
Newport Exhibition Group announced today that its 45th Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 17th through 20th, 2015 on the Newport waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. ... [more]

The return of the Courrier By TB Press, , 12:03 PM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
Géry Trentesaux, 56, wore out his first foulies on his father’s boat in a score of RORC races before a not unsuccessful stint racing single-handed on the Figaro circuit and also the Route du Rhum in 2006. However, his preference for crewed competition has stood the test of time thanks to his brilliance and consistency ... [more]

Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 preview By International Six Metre Association, , 11:29 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
The International Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 will be hosted by the Société Nautique de La Trinité-sur-mer (SNT), Brittany from 29 May to 5 June. The team at SNT is world renowned for its event management and will be working closely with the International and French Six Metre Associations to deliver another outstanding regatta. ... [more]

BVI Sailing Festival – Round Tortola Race By BVI Spring Regatta, , 10:42 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
Racing got underway for the BVI Sailing Festival with the Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup. White horses dotted the Sir Francis Drake Channel as the warm trade winds provided sparkling conditions for the 35 yachts taking part. ... [more]

Ocean Cruising Club - Two legendary sailors elected honorary members By Ocean Cruising Club, , 10:23 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Members of the OCC elected Jon Sanders of Australia and Les Powles of Great Britain as Honorary Members of the OCC at the Annual General Meeting held in London at the HQS Wellington on the 28th March 2015. Members attending the Tenth AGM voted unanimously to approve the proposed legendary sailors. Regional events are planned to celebrate their elections in Australia and the UK ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Charles Caudrelier: 'No hemos abandonado' By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:38 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Tras romper el mástil a 200 millas de Cabo de Hornos y alcanzar el Canal de Beagle a vela, Dongfeng Race Team ha puesto motor hacia Ushuaia y ha suspendido momentáneamente su participación en la etapa cinco, pero confía en acabarla a vela una vez reparada la avería. Abu Dhabi lidera en el Atlántico, y MAFPRE es tercero. ... [more]

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – French and New Zealanders showing the way! By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 9:10 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – It was a long day in Palma with the late coming sea breeze delaying racing. Patience paid off and the second day provided great racing and allowed to complete the qualification stage. A seventh race was completed for the kites who will go into medal race mode on Wednesday. ... [more]

BUCS - BUSA Student Yachting Championships - Day 1 By Tony Mapplebeck, , 6:13 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
The 2015 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Yachting Championship is underway in the Solent today. British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), in conjunction with the British Universities Sailing Associations’ (BUSA), are holding the University Yachting Championship 2015 at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth this week. 176 students in 22 teams from 18 universities set sail from Port Solent ... [more]

Sea Asia 2015 - Singapore to host more than 14,000 people By Sharon Chan, , 5:46 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
Singapore is gearing up to host more than 14,000 participants from over 60 countries this month at Sea Asia 2015 – one of the region’s largest maritime conferences and leading forum for analysis and debate on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:03 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
Team SCA is due to round Cape Horn tomorrow between 1200 – 1800 UTC. They are still battling with the elements, squally conditions, sailing in 20 knots of wind, from west-northwest. Sea state is rough and waves are 6 metres high. ... [more]

Strong field for RORC Easter Challenge By Trish Jenkins, , 4:36 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
After a successful RORC Caribbean 600, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's European season sets sail this week with the RORC Easter Challenge, running on the Solent from Good Friday (3rd April) to Easter Sunday (5th April). ... [more]

America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 4:23 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of an exciting new America’s Cup Class - a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet, says a statement issued by ACEA. ... [more]

2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Finn class surprises By Robert Deaves, , 4:09 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
Josh Junior (NZL) takes the lead at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma after being one of the few sailors to achieve any sort of consistency on the second day’s racing. Jonathan Lobert (FRA) drops to second on equal points, while Tapio Nirkko (FIN) remains in third with no race position better than seventh. Race wins went to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Junior. ... [more]

Through the eyes of our Chinese sailors, the things we don't see By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:07 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - GMT
For the professional offshore sailors of the world, mast breakages (or any sort of damage to the boat) is an unfortunate occupational hazard. For our rookie Chinese sailors on the other hand, the experience has been shocking, scary and bewildering. The reaction of Liu Xue (Black) is understandably in contrast to the pro crew who know how to manage these kinds of situations. ... [more]

Magnetic Island Race Week: champions to return By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 12:25 AM Wednesday 01 Apr 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Winners of the Performance Division in last year’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, Mates4Mates’ Spirit of Mateship, want more of the same in 2015. They have confirmed they will return in 2015 for the regatta which is being from August 27 to September 1, to enjoy more of the great competition, hopefully more silverware and lots more of the dockside camaraderie. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng elects to withdraw from Leg 5 By Richard Gladwell NZL, , 11:41 PM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - GMT
Dongfeng Race Team announced late tonight that they plan to retire from Leg 5 after breaking their mast in the Southern Ocean on Monday morning. Charles Caudrelier, the boat's French skipper had considered attempting to re-join the 6,776nm leg from Auckland to Itajaí after successfully nursing his red boat to Ushuaia, Argentina earlier in the day. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA - first for over a decade to round the Horn By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 10:02 PM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Within the next 24 hours, God willing, Team SCA will become the first women's crew to round Cape Horn in almost 15 years. Sail-World spoke to 2012 British Olympic representative Annie Lush a few minutes ago. She says they have had snow and plenty of hail in the last 24 hours, and the Chill factor on deck is minus five degrees ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2017: Field announces campaign for 2017 Volvo Race By Rebecca Hayter, Boating NZ, , 8:05 PM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ... [more]

RC44 Valletta Cup – Golden wheels for Charisma + Videos By RC44 Class Association, , 5:13 PM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - GMT
RC44 Valletta Cup – Conditions came good for the final races in Malta with the wind pushing 25 knots and substantial waves once again, with the welcome addition of Mediterranean sunshine ... [more]

Round the Island Race – Largest fleet of matched ocean racers to debut By Clipper Ventures, , 4:42 PM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race – Three months from now, the world’s largest fleet of matched ocean racers will make its debut on the start line against 1,600 competitors. ... [more]

San Fernando Race – Category one race rerouted due to Typhoon Maysak By RHKYC Media, , 4:04 PM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
This afternoon in Hong Kong, San Fernando Race Chairman Gerry Daughton announced that, having monitored the development of Typhoon Maysak and taken advice from Hong Kong Observatory, the Race Committee had made the decision to amend the destination of the 20th edition of the San Fernando Race for the safety of the fleet. ... [more]

Stark reminder of consequences of not following safe boating rules By Roads and Maritime Services, , 3:34 PM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
A 30-year-old Narara man received a nine-month suspended jail sentence in Woy Woy Local Court today after pleading guilty to serious offences under marine legislation. ... [more]

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