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2015 Pensacola a la Habana Race – First boats reach Cuba By Talbot Wilson, , 2:31 AM Thursday 05 Nov 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Corsair 31R trimaran, ‘Bellafonte’, was the first overall to finish in the 2015 Andrews Institute Pensacola a la Habana Race. ‘Bellafonte’ led the Multihull Division out of Pensacola Bay on Saturday October 31st and completed the 511 nautical mile (nm) rhumb-line course at 2:06:41 AM on Wednesday morning November 4th. ... [more]

36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Sponsors reconfirmed By Heineken Regatta, , 2:15 AM Thursday 05 Nov 2015 - GMT
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - As the regatta dates draw near, organizers are actively re-confirming sponsors for the 2016 event. Sunsail, which has been an avid supporter of the regatta for many years, has once again established their partnership for the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. ... [more]

Vodafone 32 foiling catamaran due in Auckland this week By NZL, , 2:13 AM Thursday 05 Nov 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Team Vodafonesailing has advised that their new GC32 foiling catamaran will be arriving in Auckland this week and will be launched next Friday November 13. The GC32 will be co-branded with the TeamVodafoneSailing logo and Zhik, which is represented in New Zealand by Simon Hull's company Multihull Ventures, trading as Zhik New Zealand. The TeamVodafoneSailing GC32 will be known as the Vodafone32 ... [more]

Winterization and Ethanol blended fuels By BoatUS and American Motorcyclist Association, , 2:03 AM Thursday 05 Nov 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The coming of cooler weather means an end to the boating and motorcycling season for many. Chiefly important in preparing these vehicles for winter is managing the potential for engine damage from the federally-mandated ethanol blend in our nation’s gasoline supply. ... [more]

Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe - Avoiding false moves By Mini Transat, , 1:50 AM Thursday 05 Nov 2015 - GMT
Powered by the trade winds, the Minis are speeding across the Atlantic. Only gybes and the speed differences continue to create gaps. Getting the gybe right in the right timing, repositioning the boat at the right moment is a particularly delicate exercise. As upwind, the racers need to be aware of wind shifts, and find the edge closest to the course, while seeking to gain in the south. ... [more]

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - Blasting to Brazil + Video By Transat Jacques Vabre, , 1:33 AM Thursday 05 Nov 2015 - GMT
The Transat Jacques Vabre fleet, from the leading Ultime to the final Class 40, now spans the Atlantic from the latitude of Lisbon, Portugal to Recife, Brazil. MACIF, the pacemaking Ultime, of Francois Gabart and Pascal Bidégorry made 608 miles in the last 24 hours, averaging 25kts. ... [more]

Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss update from Alex Thomson By NZL, , 10:36 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Video showing the start and drama from the Mono60 foiler Hugo Boss, with co-skipper Alex Thomson, tracing her start in the 2015 Transat Jacques Vabre, decision to suspend racing, her capsize by a rogue wave and then her crew's rescue ... [more]

America's Cup - Brits tap into fighter jets, foils and human factors By Land Rover BAR, , 8:04 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Land Rover BAR launched their Technical Innovation Group (TIG) with PA Consulting Group to bring together the very best in British design, technology and innovation to help bring the America’s Cup home to Britain. ... [more]

Transat Jacques Vabre - Macif clocks a 600nm day with 1225nm to finish By NZL, , 7:48 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - GMT
The pacemaking class Ultime, 80ft trimaran, of Francois Gabart and Pascal Bidegorry made 608 miles in the last 24 hours, averaging 25kts. With 1225 miles to the finish line in Itajai, Brazil, it might appear that the overtaking options are running out fast for their pursuers Sodebo Ultim, Thomas Coville and Jean Luc Nelias who are now over 200 miles behind. ... [more]

South Island Paper Tigers - Shaw defends title at Queen Charlotte By Rowdy Leatham, Wellington , 7:40 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
2015 South Island Paper Tiger Championships – This years regatta was hosted by Queen Charlotte Yacht Club in the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. ... [more]

Carlos Aguilar Match Race - Top teams set to race By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 5:01 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - GMT
Carlos Aguilar Match Race - Nine Open teams representing some of the best men and women match racers in the Caribbean, U.S. and World, are confirmed to compete, set for December 3rd to 6th, 2015. ... [more]

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - New precinct plans announced By Chanelle Rodger, Sanctuary Cove , 4:46 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - GMT
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has announced an exciting array of changes and improvements to the 2016 Show, including dedicated new product precincts and a reworked layout set to improve the flow of exhibition space, maximising visibility for exhibitors and enhancing the visitor experience. ... [more]

Hall Spars expand ground presence in Australia through key local hire By Annaleis Shearer, Auckland , 4:16 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - GMT
Hall Spars, makers of high-performance spars and rigging, have demonstrated their commitment to support and growth of the Australian market through the recruitment of Sydney based yachting veteran Ron Jacobs. ... [more]

Could you dock your sailboat under bare poles? By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 2:07 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Imagine that you enter a marina and all of a sudden--your engine sputters and dies. Too late to turn around! What now, skipper? How does your sailboat sail with the wind abaft the beam? Do you have enough maneuverability to turn left, right or even make a hard 90° turn to port or starboard? ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Boatyard success story to be showcased at METSTRADE By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:59 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - GMT
Nick Bice, who runs the Boatyard for the Volvo Ocean Race, has been invited to the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METSTRADE) this month as a keynote speaker to explain the secrets of success for the event’s boat maintenance centre. ... [more]

Clipper Round the World Race fleet head towards the Roaring Forties By The Clipper Race, , 1:38 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams, after a slow start, are relieved to be making better direction south towards the notoriously strong currents of the Southern Ocean and the Roaring Forties as they bid to improve progress in the race to Albany, Western Australia. ... [more]

2015 International 14 Firecracker at Itchenor SC overall By Ed Fitzgerald, , 1:21 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
2015 International 14 Firecracker – Another weekend, another cracking series of 14 races at the one and only Itchenor Sailing Club. ... [more]

A night of courage and loss + Video By Robin Westcott - RNLI, , 1:01 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Andrew McGeown's Sunday stroll with his Staffordshire bull terrier Arnold along Scarborough's South Bay had started like any other. ... [more]

Etchells Worlds – US crews in top three overall after Day 3 By RHKYC Media, , 12:41 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Today marked the mid-point of the Etchells World Championships in Hong Kong, with five out of nine races run in three days of a six-day programme. ... [more]

NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic Day 7 – Catching up with Quatro and Goya By American Windsurfing Tour, , 12:17 PM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Day seven of the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic turned out to be another lay day. The wind kicked in nicely, but the waves were just not there at Ho’okipa. Event organizers are strategically watching the forecast and are counting on improving conditions as the week goes on. There will be a skippers meeting at 10:30 AM tomorrow for Amateurs, Masters, and Youth divisions. ... [more]

Antigua Sailing Week announces sponsorship for 2016 By Antigua Sailing Week, , 11:54 AM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - GMT
Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce that Sunsail is back on board for Antigua Sailing Week 2016 as the official bareboat yacht charter sponsor. ... [more]

Au Revoir Madagascar and thanks for all the fish By SV Crystal Blues, , 11:43 AM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Our parting gift from the rich waters of Madagascar was this spectacular Wahoo, the first of this species Ley has ever caught. Neil soaked his gills with Barcardi Rum and he was quickly cut into two large boneless fillets, providing eight meals for us. ... [more]

Kiwi Yachting brings new Reel winch to New Zealand By Tristan Campbell, Auckland, NZ , 11:29 AM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Kiwi Yachting brings to New Zealand the latest in drum winches with the Viper Pro Series featuring a fully sealed Stainless Steel motor. Viper drum winches are designed in Australia by Bell Marine and are made to the highest quality from hand polished Stainless. ... [more]

Erwan Le Roux –220 milles, c’est à la fois beaucoup et pas grand-chose By Service de Presse de FenêtréA-Prysmian, , 11:25 AM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - GMT
Depuis la deuxième partie de la nuit dernière, Erwan Le Roux et Giancarlo Pedote ont commencé a nettement ralentir la cadence, la faute aux prémices du fameux Pot-au-Noir, cette zone de convergence intertropicale que les marins redoutent tant. ... [more]

METS Trade Show 2015 focuses on prominent role for sustainability By Sigrid van der Wel, , 11:10 AM Wednesday 04 Nov 2015 - GMT
The focal point of this year’s METSTRADE show, which opens its doors to a record number of exhibitors on Tuesday 17 November, will be sustainability. ... [more]

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