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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 Sail-World.com 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]

Commodore's Cup - New format unveiled for 2016 By Ireland Afloat, , 1:07 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Irish defending champions of the Commodore's Cup will face a new format event next year following new rules unveiled this morning by London organisers, the Royal Ocean Racing Club. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – A breakway? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:46 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race’s only North American stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, was set to open with a fanfare on Tuesday, while less than 500 nautical miles (nm) away at sea, six boats were battling desperately to become the first to join the party ... [more]

National 12 Gul Series - Plenty of action By David Greening, , 12:27 PM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
National 12 Gul Series – The May Bank Holiday weekend saw plenty of action in Salcombe Harbour, when the Salcombe Yacht Club hosted the first Salcombe Yawl Open meeting of the year, combined with a Gul National 12 series event, with 22 Yawls and 14 National 12's on the water ... [more]

2015 IRC Solent Region Championship series - Entries now open By SailRacer, , 10:04 AM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
New for 2015, the Solent Region Championship series is expanded to comprise eight one-day events held throughout the season in the Solent Area. ... [more]

Icon Match Cup 2015 - Entries open By SailRacer, , 9:41 AM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Icon Match Cup 2015 - In a fleet of provided Icons, sailors will compete in a series of Match races to find the top team who will compete in a special final to be held at the Southampton Boat Show. ... [more]

Rio 2016 makes a stop at Lake Garda By Fragelia Vela Riva, , 9:06 AM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Rio 2016 makes a stop at Lake Garda, Trentino. From Wednesday to Sunday all the Olympic and paralympic classes will be involved in the II leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup. ... [more]

RS-X Youth Worlds 2015 - Conditions changed for youth scholarship By RS:X Class, , 8:46 AM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The RS:X Class Executive Committee changed the conditions for the Youth Scholarship 2015 by increasing the budget up to 3,000 EUR and changing the year from 2012 to 2013. ... [more]

2015 Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship preview By Gazprom Swan 60 Class, , 8:25 AM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - GMT
The 2015 Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship will take place from 11-16 May at the Marina di Scarlino, the newest centre for yacht racing on the beautiful Tuscan coast. Marina di Scarlino is a state of the art marina set in breathtaking surroundings, located in an area renowned for sailing and is located in one of the most sheltered bays in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. ... [more]

Round Ireland record attempt - Musandam-Oman Sail sets off By Oman Sail, , 8:02 AM Tuesday 05 May 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Oman Sail’s record-chasers on the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail began their 2015 summer season yesterday late afternoon when they set off from Dun Laoghaire in Ireland for an attempt on the Round Ireland record. ... [more]

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