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2016 Festival of Sails' cruising beauty By Lisa Ratcliff, , 12:56 AM Thursday 17 Sep 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
One of the earliest entries for the Festival of Sails 2016 is the brand new Bordeaux 60 that made its stunning debut at Hamilton Island Race Week last month. ... [more]

Rolex Farr 40 Worlds - Australia pins hopes on Estate Master for title By Di Pearson, , 12:38 AM Thursday 17 Sep 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
When the 2015 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship starts in Long Beach, California, later this month, Australian yachting enthusiasts will pin all their hopes on Martin and Lisa Hill’s Estate Master, the sole Australia entry at the prestigious international event. ... [more]

Aluminium cans and the ocean - advice from an Ocean Crusader By Ian Thomson, Gothenburg , 5:41 PM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - GMT
I was asked the other day about throwing aluminium cans in the ocean. The question came about as the person concerned has been on racing yachts and an ongoing argument was about whether it was O.K or not to throw an aluminium can overboard. The person asking me was against it by the way. The argument also included a version that it is O.K to throw it overboard as long as you tear it in two. ... [more]

Gulf Yachting Association selects Viper 640 as new Capdevielle boat By Stuart Bayliss, USA , 4:57 PM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
After a democratic vote of its member clubs, the Gulf Yachting Association (GYA) has selected the Viper 640 as the new boat to be sailed in its prestigious Capdevielle Series. The voting process was the culmination of a multi-year selection process to find a successor for the Flying Scot, the boat currently used. ... [more]

Clipper Round the World Race – Trade winds and Doldrums test the fleet By Clipper Ventures, , 2:57 PM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – It’s week three in the 5000+ nautical mile Atlantic Trade Winds Leg from London to Rio de Janeiro in the opening round of the 14-race global series that comprises the 2015-16 edition. ... [more]

Race to Alaska challenges Larry Ellison and Team Oracle USA + Video By Jake Beattie, Port Townsend , 2:51 PM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The details for the second Race to Alaska were revealed at an event the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, and while the format of the race remains largely identical to the inaugural race, the most significant change to the is a challenge issued by race organizers to Larry Ellison ... [more]

George Law Memorial Foundation Race – Offshore season kicks off in WA By Bernie Kaaks, Perth , 1:31 PM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 George Law Memorial Foundation Race – A promising weather forecast for next Saturday should give Western Australian offshore crews a good workout for the start of the 2015/16 season race, a 42 miler that will take yachts beyond Rottnest Island to some fishing markers and back again. ... [more]

2015 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship preview + Video By, , 1:11 PM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship – An international fleet of 17 yachts is set to take part in the 18th edition, hosted from 24-27 September by the Long Beach Yacht Club. The event is the pinnacle of the Farr 40 racing season. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao – Racing gets underway By ISAF, , 12:35 PM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao – With Asian Olympic qualification spots on the line in the Men's and Women's 470, Finn and Nacra 17, the stakes are high with sailors aiming to put down an early marker. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series secures new broadcast deals By Extreme Sailing Series, , 12:05 PM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Extreme Sailing Series™ organisers OC Sport and Sunset+Vine, the UK independent TV sports production and media company, part of the Tinopolis Group, have together confirmed two new broadcast deals for the Extreme Sailing Series™. ... [more]

2015 Lipton Cup Regatta – Entries open By Claire Fazakerley, Royal Yacht Club of Victoria , 10:45 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Entries have opened for this year’s Lipton Cup Regatta, which will be held over the weekend of 14 and 15 November 2015. This will be the tenth running of the popular event, and the event organisers are hard at work to make sure that this will be the best yet. ... [more]

Clipper Round World Race – Unsettled tropical weather on Day 16 By The Clipper Race, , 10:33 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – It’s been another day of unsettled tropical weather as the front-runners enter the Doldrums Corridor, and the chasing pack rounds the Cape Verde Islands. ... [more]

Can you help get sailing research vessel back to the USA? By Shipwright Technical Services, , 9:46 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The 915 students of Connecticut’s Region Four Middle and High Schools are looking for help in returning their stranded oceanic current research vessel to Connecticut from Georgetown, Guyana where it has been ashore since December 14, 2014. ... [more]

Problems for visiting yachts continue in Canouan By, , 9:32 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The situation for visiting yachts in Canouan in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has not improved, Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) reported. CSSN said it has received yet another report of a boarding and theft against a yacht in Charlestown Bay (the tenth reported) for this small and not frequently visited location. ... [more]

Laser Class announces new Standard Mark II sail legal from November 1 By NZL, , 8:51 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) has announced the release of a completely new class-legal design for the Laser standard rig sail. The release marks the first time in over 40 years that the Laser sail design has been substantially updated. ... [more]

RORC IRC Double-Handed Nationals – Next generation put to the test By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 8:32 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
RORC IRC Double-Handed National Championships – Will Harris, Hugh Brayshaw, Mary Rook and Conrad Manning will race in the National Championships, hosted by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club this weekend – 18th and 19th September. ... [more]

Grand Pavois La Rochelle - Opening postponed By Veronique Largeau, , 4:21 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - GMT
We have just received notice of the latest weather forecast for the start of the afternoon. These forecasts have deteriorated greatly over the past few hours with very strong rain and gusts of wind of up to 110 km/hour expected on Wednesday according to Météo France. ... [more]

Victoria lakes to be stocked with Rainbow Trout By Chris Piper, , 4:04 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - GMT
Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford has today announced that nearly 70 small lakes across Victoria will be stocked with catchable size rainbow trout during the September school holidays. ... [more]

Wake Park World Series - Malibu Houston Pro preview By The WWA, , 3:06 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The second stop of the Wake Park World Series will take place at the all new Hangar Nine Wake Park inside the Bel Ray Action Sports Park near Houston, Texas as the Malibu Boats Houston Pro Presented by Rockstar is ready to begin on Friday, October second. ... [more]

Yikes - There is a Kiwi Chef in my galley! By SV Crystal Blues, , 2:48 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Whilst driving around the south western coast of Mauritius, Neil spotted 'Viande de Gibier', a specialist butchery selling wild deer, boar and pheasant. The influence of French cuisine is strong here. ... [more]

2015 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Surprise leaders By Regattanews, , 2:31 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Few events can rival the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - the racing is fiercely competitive and technical; demanding split-second precision and teamwork. These attributes align with the values of Rolex, which has partnered with New York Yacht Club since the 1950s to support high-caliber yachting events. ... [more]

2015 Audi Melges 20 World Championship at San Francisco YC By Melges 20, , 2:03 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
In two week’s time, some of the most talented sailors in the world paired perfectly with extraordinary amatuer Audi Melges 20 owners and drivers will converge on San Francisco Bay to participate in the sportboat Class' third World Championship, hosted by The San Francisco Yacht Club (SFYC). ... [more]

2015 Partisan of Yachting Regatta - Day 3 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 1:46 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - GMT
Hello and welcome back to Bodrum, Turkey for day three of the Partisan of Yacthing Regatta. The event has moved venue for this year’s third edition and established its new home at Bodrum’s Milta Marina – a perfect venue for sailing events. The regatta attracts teams who are passionate about yacht racing – and the eight Russian teams feature a world-class line up of sailors. ... [more]

2015 WIM Series - Buddy Melges Challenge By WIM Series, , 12:57 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
On Lake Michigan, in the mid-US town Sheboygan, the world’s top ranked women match racing skippers are now gathered for the penultimate 2015 WIM Series event. ... [more]

52 Super Series finale - Cascais Cup By 52 Super Series, , 12:35 AM Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 - GMT
An unsettled, breezy start to the Cascais Cup, the finale of the 2015 52 Super Series seems to be on the cards. There was something of a foretaste today when the fleet warmed up in sizeable waves and a moderately fresh wind for the official practice race. ... [more]

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