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2015 Marion Bermuda Race - Two historic ships to visit New Bedford By Marion Bermuda Race, , 6:08 PM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
In an effort to continue to expand the race's support of youth sailing and education, the Marion Bermuda Race has arranged for two historic ships, the Spirit Of Bermuda and Tabor Boy, to berth at the State Pier New Bedford, Mass. from June 15th to 16th, 2015. ... [more]

Jules Verne Trophy – Maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 back on the water By Spindrift racing, , 5:32 PM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
Jules Verne Trophy – The trimaran Spindrift 2 has been relaunched today in Vannes, following months of optimisation in preparation for the huge challenge of a new around-the-world record attempt during the winter of 2015-16. ... [more]

2015 Transatlantic Race – Little boats, big ocean, intense competition By New York Yacht Club, , 4:51 PM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The maxi yachts get all the attention in the marina. But on the racecourse for the Transatlantic Race 2015, from Newport, R.I., to England, the most interesting battle could well be amongst the smallest boats in the fleet. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – France’s Gavignet joins Dongfeng for leg 7 By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:39 PM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Frenchman Charles has a different approach to most Skippers in this edition of the race. We know for a fact it’s different to that of his two closest rivals Ian Walker and Bouwe Bekking, who have tried to maintain the same team since the start of the race back in Alicante. For leg seven it’s a little bit more than just a crew rotation on Dongfeng. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Gavignet bolsters in-form Dongfeng Race Team By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:16 PM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
Leading French offshore sailor Sidney Gavignet, fresh from breaking a record last week, has been called up by Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race from Newport to Lisbon. ... [more]

Thai government targets wealthy superyacht charter market By Duncan Worthington, Infinity Communications, , 4:09 PM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Thailand's marine industry is now on the national agenda, which lead to a public hearing yesterday at Phuket City Hall to discuss how to develop Phuket as the maritime hub in Asean. A large turnout from the Island's marine industry, local government departments and associated authorities together discussed a number of items and reached consensus on one: a special charter license for superyachts. ... [more]

SSL Lake Grand Slam first edition announced By Rachele Vitello, , 3:52 PM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
Star Sailor League is happy to announce the first edition of the SSL Lake Grand Slam that will be held in Grandson on the Neuchatel Lake, CH, in September 2015. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Passion on and off the water By Sail Couture, , 3:06 PM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
It’s impossible not to be moved by the sight of Dongfeng Race Team, winner of the Volvo Ocean Race’s Leg 6 Itajai to Newport, emerging from the darkness. Media boats and well wishers buzzed around the fleet leader as she entered Newport harbor, the culmination of 35,000 nautical miles at sea. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary- May 13 - KIWI plunges By Collinson FX, , 1:13 PM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The KIWI plunged overnight to 0.7340, hit by recognition of economic reality, rather than any single economic revelation. The AUD slipped back to below 0.7900, but held ground versus the NZD, improving the cross. Central Bank activism remains central to market behavior, with depleted economic performance, controlling currency wars. ... [more]

RS Tera and Topper Open Race – A successful event at the RHYC By Laurie Vanner, , 12:20 PM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
RS Tera and Topper Open Race – Another excellent weekend of sailing at the RHYC saw 17 Teras, a fast single handed dinghy much favoured by younger sailors, turning up on Sunday to have a coaching day before the main racing event on Monday. This was part of the Club's initiative to drive a growing interest in sailing at all levels. ... [more]

RYA P750 ThunderCat British Championship – Tough racing in Cornwall By Emma Slater, , 11:55 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
RYA P750 ThunderCat British Championship moved on to Watergate Bay, Cornwall last weekend (09-10 May) for the first of this year’s ‘surf events’. ... [more]

52 Super Series 2015 signs on exclusive sustainsbility sponsor By 52 Super Series, , 11:31 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
The world's leading international grand prix monohull circuit, the 52 Super Series, has signed 11th Hour Racing as its exclusive sustainability sponsor. The sponsorship will see the five-regatta 2015 circuit adopt and model environmentally-responsible practices and rethink the way resources are used by competitors and spectators at all 52 Super Series events. ... [more]

ArMen Race 2015 - De belles bagarres en perspective ce jeudi By Course Au Large, , 9:32 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
Près de 150 équipages seront sur les rangs de la 5e édition de l´ArMen Race. Saison après saison ce « Fastnet Breton », épreuve semi-hauturière de 320 milles entre la Trinité-sur-mer et le phare ArMen (Occidentale de Sein), réunit 5 à 600 marins. Parmi eux, de grands noms de la course au large et de très nombreux amateurs passionnés. Coup d´envoi ce jeudi de La Trinité-sur-mer. ... [more]

Une Nouvellee Transat New York – Les Sables en 2016 By Circuit IMOCA, , 9:16 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
Les Sables en 2016 – L´Assemblée Générale annuelle de la Classe IMOCA a fixé les grandes orientations de la classe et les grandes lignes du Programme 2015-2016 ... [more]

New TP52 Bronenosec sail test images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 8:57 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
New TP52 Bronenosec sail test images by Max Ranchi ... [more]

Le Gitana Team lance la construction d'un maxi-multicoque By Tiphaine Combot-Seta, , 8:46 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
Le lundi 11 mai marquait à Vannes le coup d'envoi de la semaine du Golfe ; un rassemblement de voiliers traditionnels et classiques qui durant sept jours anime et met en lumière le dynamisme maritime de la région. Non loin de là, chez Multiplast, c'était également le jour choisi par le Gitana Team mais pour se projeter dans le futur ... [more]

2015 Finn European Championships – Jake Lilley to defend junior title By Cora Zillich, , 8:06 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Finn class is making a return to the Croatian city of Split for its 2015 Junior and Senior European Championships with racing starting tonight at 20:00 AEST (12:00 local time). 71 sailors from 28 nations and five continents have entered the first major championship of the year with Australian Sailing Squad’s Jake Lilley (QLD) and Oliver Tweddell (VIC) representing Australian Sailing. ... [more]

America's Cup- Marking the 20th anniversary of Team NZ's win + Video By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 5:47 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
May 14 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Team New Zealand's win in the 1995 America's Cup which became one of the milestone achievements in New Zealand sport. Bob Fisher, long time follower of the America's Cup and possibly the world’s most travelled yachting journalist, overviews Team New Zealand 5-0 victory over Team Stars and Stripes, NZ's Boating World magazine. ... [more]

America's Cup- Core Builders embraces the Composite Age - Part 1 By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 4:57 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
“We’ve had the stone age. We’ve had the metal age. Now we are starting the composites age,” says Tim Smyth, during a tour of Core Builders Composites in Warkworth. An evangelist for composite construction, Smyth believes the New Zealand marine industry is underselling its capability, and also does not think laterally about the type of projects in which it should be involved. ... [more]

America's Cup- Emirates signs on for third time with Team New Zealand By Emirates Team New Zealand, , 4:49 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Emirates airline today announced its continued support of Emirates Team New Zealand, which is among the challengers for the 35th America’s Cup, to be decided in June 2017. President of Emirates airline, Sir Tim Clark, said the airline’s decision was recognition of the success of the team in helping build the Emirates brand globally, as well as signalling further commitment to New Zealand. ... [more]

Southport Yacht Club hosts an Open Day and Free Discover Sailing By Bronwen Hemmings, , 4:44 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Southport Yacht Club (SYC) will host a free 'Open Day including Discover Sailing' at the Club’s Main Beach facility, 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach on Sunday 31st May 2015. ... [more]

New 30 metre jetty for recreational anglers at Lake Boga By Delwyn Thompson, , 4:24 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - GMT
Recreational anglers now have better access to Lake Boga, near Swan Hill, thanks to a new 30 metre long jetty alongside the concrete boat ramp at Jacaranda Crescent. Fisheries Victoria Executive Director, Travis Dowling, said the project had been managed by the Swan Hill Rural City Council with funding from the State Government. ... [more]

America's Cup- Emirates signs on as naming rights sponsor with Team NZ By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 3:51 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand have announced the most significant commercial sponsorship yet in the 35th America's Cup with the confirmation today that the Emirati international airline has signed on again with the 30 year old America's Cup team. ... [more]

6000km road trip to 2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Rob Mundle, , 3:49 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
In a few weeks, two men and their wives will hitch their sailboats to their respective cars and set off on a near 6000 kilometre road trip, just to be at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015. ... [more]

RS800s at Eastbourne SSC overall By Chris Feibusch, , 3:18 AM Tuesday 12 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RS800 fleet moved to Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club for round three of their 2015 Magic Marine Grand Prix series over the weekend of May 9th and 10th. As usual, the welcome and hospitality from this jewel of a sailing club was impeccable, with every available club member doing their bit, from the bar and galley volunteers to the beach gang, safety crew and the all-important race team ... [more]

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