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Cheeki Rafiki- A UK production yacht builder speaks out By George Stead, Auckland, NZ , 9:08 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Cheeki Rafiki accident to me was very simple, the keel broke off due to the modern way keels are being fitted. No crew sailing across the Atlantic in a modern Cat 1 yacht should expect the keel to break off even if it hits or had hit something previously. ... [more]

Edmond de Rothschild Regatta – Official partner announced By RHKYC Media, , 8:55 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Van Eyck, the Belgian fine jeweler founded by Alon Garty, was announced as Official Partner for the inaugural Edmond de Rothschild Regatta Series at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. ... [more]

Ny rysare i Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:35 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Efter 17 dygn på havet håller Martin Strömbergs Dongfeng Race Team fast vid en knapp ledning över Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing och imorgon beräknas de nå Newport i USA. Det lag som är snabbast genom strömmarna och de lätta vindarna på vägen dit kommer att vinna den sjätte etappen ... [more]

Garda Trentino Olympic - Australian Sailing Team kicks-off competition By Cora Zillich, , 8:18 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A group of thirteen Australian Sailing Team and Squad athletes will compete at the Eurosaf Garda Trentino Olympic Week in Italy (6-10 May), the second leg of five in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Cup. Racing is scheduled to begin at the mid-day local time today (Wednesday 6 May – 20:00 AEST). Medal races are scheduled for Sunday, 10 May ... [more]

2015 SB20 Grand Slam Series - Results and winners announced in Hyères By True Angle Editorial, , 8:03 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - GMT
The first SB20 Grand Slam of the 2015 season welcomed an international fleet to Hyères, in the South of France, for a fantastically close regatta with some spectacular sailing conditions from May 1-3, 2015 ... [more]

2015 NYYC Annual Regatta - Tradition of competition and camaraderie By Barby MacGowan, , 5:09 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The organizers of New York Yacht Club’s first Annual Regatta in 1846 would have been hard-pressed to envision that it would become an annual event about to be run for the 161st time in the year 2015. The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex is now widely considered to be a cornerstone of the summer sailing season. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - There is plenty of Gulf Stream left in this leg By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 4:27 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - GMT
Dongfeng still leads, but as the overall race leader, Ian Walker skipper of Abu Dhabi Racing often likes to say, “There’s plenty of golf left in this hole!” He is probably correct again. There are several obstacles left before they can cross the finish line in Newport and sample the town’s legendary hospitality. ... [more]

Crewsaver 2000 Millenium Series at Broadstairs SC - A family affair! By Matt, Gwen and Johnny Sargent, , 4:07 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Crewsaver 2000 Millenium Series Event at Broadstairs SC 2-3 May 2015 was a full on family affair with a son and his mother in first and third, a whole family in racing in the second place boat, and father and son combinations in fifth and eighth. Despite an even worse than usual May Bank Holiday forecast ten boats made the trip. ... [more]

2015 Explore Australia Expo offers a one-stop shop for adventurers By Explore Australia Expo, , 3:38 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - GMT
2015 Explore Australia Expo - With Australian's increasingly embracing more of an adventure lifestyle the second annual Explore Australia Expo to be held at Melbourne Showgrounds on May 29-31, will include a whole pavilion dedicated to the growing market. ... [more]

Sanctuary Cove Int’l Boat Show - Navigation and security drones launch By Sarah Staerk, , 3:09 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - GMT
2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - People looking for the latest gadgets for their yacht will have the opportunity to consult the experts, with UAS Services Australia launching its enterprise, specialising in drones, at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS). ... [more]

Raja Muda proposes TP52 division, and more By RMSIR Media, Port Klang, Malaysia , 3:02 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The organising committee for the 26th Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR) has been approached by some boat owners who are keen to form an Asian TP52 group to race in regional regattas. The number of TPs in Asia has grown steadily in the last few years, and with the arrival of new boats recently the opportunity now exists to run truly competitive racing for these Grand Prix race boats ... [more]

Three must-have boating skills you’ll need this summer By D. Scott Croft, , 2:48 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
What are three of the most common skills any boater will need to know this summer? “Docking is often seen as a spectator sport, but everyone needs to know how to do it safely,” said BoatUS Magazine Executive Editor Mike Vatalaro. “Beaching your boat is also a common maneuver, as is using your boat’s trim tabs to get the best ride, so we’ve done three short videos that address each.” ... [more]

America's Cup- Oracle Team USA sail in Bermuda on AC45s - Video By NZL, , 2:21 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Oracle Team USA launched their AC45S in Bermuda and had a first sail on Monday. The AC45S is the so-called Sport version of the AC45 one design, meaning that it is fitted with custom build foils and has a beam and proportions which more closely resemble the measurements ratio expected for the AC48. ... [more]

Rolex China Sea Race wins again - Best Asian Regatta By RHKYC, , 2:20 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Rolex China Sea Race has won Best Asian Regatta at the 11th Asia Boating Awards organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines. The awards were presented during a luxurious gala at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel on the opening night of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show (May 1-3). ... [more]

Queensland Etchells – Invasion By John Curnow, , 12:59 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The State of Is must have cast its spell wonderfully. There was a small, but none the less powerful contingent of Southerners that arrived to contest the recent Etchells Brisbane Fleet Championships. Early birds had to sit out the torrential rain, yet it almost seems as if Hughie, the God of Wind, was also keen to see this high-end sailing take place. ... [more]

The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 6 Week 3 Review By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 12:42 AM Wednesday 06 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. If the first week of Leg 6 was all about strategy – ‘The Tack’, outrunning the cold front and skirting the South Atlantic High – then the second week has been all about boat speed. Relentless, high pressure, pour-it-on-and-don’t-blink boat speed. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - The unique communications bubble By Mark Turner, , 11:29 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - GMT
Before Dongfeng Race Team, since competing in i in 1989, I’ve only watched the Volvo Ocean Race just like any other fan from afar. One aspect of this race that I had some difficulty getting my head around at the beginning, has become a defining element for me, and for the communications strategy of Dongfeng Race Team. And that is the total comms lockdown onboard the boats. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - with 400 miles to Newport, the fleet is closing up By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:45 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The wind started dropping below 10 knots around 1200 UTC today. Subsequently, the fleet gained ground on Dongfeng Race Team every hour, the back-runners being in 1 to 2 more knots of wind. ... [more]

Les Voiles de St. Barth – A Yachting Affair By Sail Couture, , 5:07 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - GMT
All the elements were in place to make the sixth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth an exceptional event, with a magnificent 70-boat fleet enjoying steadfast competition, ideal Caribbean weather and lively shore-side events throughout the week ... [more]

Le Grand Prix Guyader reste à terre By Grand Prix Guyader / SRD, , 4:37 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - GMT
Grand Prix Guyader – Pas de course en baie aujourd’hui, les marins sont restés au port de Tréboul, ça soufflait trop fort et la mer était très mauvaise. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – ¿Quién ganará la etapa 6? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:01 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Cuando quedan menos de 500 millas y 48 horas para la llegada de la etapa 6 de itajaí (Brasil) a Newport (Estados Unidos), todas las opciones continúan abiertas: Dongfeng es líder por sólo 1,9 millas sobre Abu Dhabi, y Mapfre, cuarto, le pisa los talones a Team Brunel ... [more]

Road to Rio 2016 with Luke Patience and Elliot Willis (Team GBR) By Jonny Fullerton, , 3:37 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Jonny Fullerton talks to London 2012 silver medallists in the 470 Class about their goals for 2015 on the Road to Rio. ... [more]

Cabela’s names Navico 2014 vendor of the year By Navico, , 3:17 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - GMT
Navico, the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands — has been named Cabela’s® 2014 Vendor of the Year for the General Outdoors Division. ... [more]

Jack in the Basket Challenge – A days racing saved By Lymington Town Sailing Club, , 2:13 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Jack in the Basket Challenge – Competitors pitched up at Lymington Town Sailing Club on Sunday morning to readings of 26kn gusting 34kn on the Solent. After some debate and chin rubbing the sensible decision was made to cancel all racing for the day ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary- May 5 - RBA drops rate as predicted By Collinson FX, , 1:19 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Dollar continued to recover, moving to EUR 1.1140, while the GBP slipped to 1.5110. The RBA is expected to cut interest rates, to at least 2%, while confirming a weaker economy and advocating for a lower currency. Later today the RBA confirmed a rate drop to 2% and the AUD fell half a cent. ... [more]

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