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Australian sailing community has lost one of its pioneers By Jane Gordon, , 12:16 PM Monday 11 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Australian sailing community has lost one of its pioneers with the passing of Robert ‘Bob’ Oatley AO in Sydney over the weekend, aged 87. Bob’s love affair with sailing started in his early teenage years off the beach at Balmoral on Sydney Harbour and he remained an active sailor throughout his life. ... [more]

The Oatley family on Bob Oatley's passing By Sarah Craig, , 11:41 AM Monday 11 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It is with profound sadness the Oatley family announces the passing of Robert Ian Oatley, AO, BEM. Known affectionately to all as Bob, he was a proud and passionate Australian recognised for his outstanding contributions to the Australian wine, tourism, coffee, sailing and thoroughbred horse industries. Bob was also well-recognised as a philanthropist who supported Australian Olympic activities ... [more]

Wild Oats XI owner and sailing patron Bob Oatley dead at 87 By Richard Gladwell & Rob Kothe, , 4:57 AM Monday 11 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Patriarch of the Oatley family and one of Australia's most prominent sailing campaigners and backers, Bob Oatley has died after an illness at the age of 87. Best known in sailing circles as the owner of Wild Oats XI, the outstanding supermaxi that won eight Rolex Sydney Hobart Races. The family is also owner of Hamilton Resort and Robert Oatley Vineyards. ... [more]

87th Stonehaven Cup Regatta has been run and won By Ray Smith, Melbourne , 4:52 AM Monday 11 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
87th Stonehaven Cup Regatta - As has been the case for many years now, the outcome of the Stonehaven Cup came down to last race of the event. Indeed, in this regatta, it came down to the very last 50 metres of the last race. ... [more]

NZ 49er and FX NZ Nationals - Favourites defend titles By Richard Burling, Auckland , 6:11 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The 49er and FX nationals were completed today with a further six races in a shifty 10 - 20 knot southwesterly off Bean Rock. Sailing as one fleet worked well with Alex and Molly in the 49erFX in particular mixing it up with the boys. ... [more]

AUS Etchells – Before the drag race there’s the burn out By John Curnow, , 5:49 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
You always need to light the tyres up. After all, it helps with the grip for launching when you set off for the main gig. Warm sun and lovely little breeze that started as just a puff from the North in the morning and turned into a 12-15 knot Southerly by early afternoon got all the crews thinking it was time to sail on the wide open stretches of Melbourne’s Port Phillip. ... [more]

2016 J70 DIYC Winter Series - Day 1 images by Chris Howell By Chris Howell, , 4:40 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World USA GMT
2016 J70 DIYC Winter Series - Chris Howell provided this gallery of images from 2016 J70 DIYC Winter Series – Day 1 action. ... [more]

2015/16 Solo Round the World - On the road again + Video By Joe Harris, , 3:59 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - GMT
2015/16 Solo Round the World - After a 10 day stop in Cape Town for repairs, in the immortal words of Willie Nelson, I am indeed 'On the Road Again'. ... [more]

2016 Star Midwinter Championship - Cayard comments By Paul Cayard, , 2:51 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World USA GMT
2016 Star Midwinter Championship - The wind was late filling in today so we didn’t get the first race of the day started till 14:00. There is no other way to say it than the starting lines were horrible. Yet, the race committee put the black flag up! We haven’t had a race in this regatta without the black flag. ... [more]

2015-16 Jules Verne Trophy - All together + Video By Spindrift racing, , 1:33 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - GMT
2015-16 Jules Verne Trophy - Sébastien Audigane, helmsman-trimmer, fifth circumnavigation: This was my fifth circumnavigation and my second this year, as I took part in the double-handed Barcelona World Race. I rounded Cape Horn twice in 2015! I already sailed on this boat in 2009, but to sail her after she has been further optimised for the Jules Verne Trophy with such a great team is fantastic. ... [more]

2016 Prince Philip Cup - Nonagenarian sailor fights back in final day By Peter Campbell, , 12:34 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2016 Prince Philip Cup - Helming a one-design class keelboat such as an International Dragon in blustery winds south-westerly winds of 25 knots plus of wind and a choppy sea can be daunting for many skippers, but not for Prince Phillip winner Nick Rogers and runner-up, nearing 90-year-old Gordon Ingate. ... [more]

49er Worlds to be broadcast on Sky TV in New Zealand By Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:23 AM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Sail-World has been advised that the 2016 49er Worlds will be broadcast in New Zealand via Sky TV. The regatta will be sailed in Clearwater, Florida from February 9-16, 2016 Timezone doesn't look that great for NZ, so set your recorders. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will be defending their world title and looking to make it four in a row. ... [more]

World Sailing taking the sport to the masses in 2016 By ISAF, , 9:22 AM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World UK GMT
World Sailing will take the sport to a mass audience in 2016 with an innovative and forward approach that was presented today at the London Boat Show at the Excel in Great Britain. World Sailing Vice President Gary Jobson read out a statement from the Executive Committee meeting held on 8 January regarding the Youth Sailing World Championships and took a couple of questions ... [more]

420 National Open Championships - Fresh winds at Splash Festival By Peter McIntosh, Gosford , 5:22 AM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
This year’s 420 National Open Championships were wet and wild and very well named at the Splash Festival 2016. The week-long regatta, hosted by Woollahra Sailing Club, wound up on Friday on Sydney Harbour. ... [more]

2016 J24 Australia Nationals – Black Prince reclaims his throne By Simon Grain, , 2:52 AM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The final day was a series of ups and downs. Steve Girdis sailing Convicts Revenge came up from third to claim second and Jet went down to third. With the first race sailed in lighter airs Jet had the edge on speed and moved closer to the top with another win, Dave was getting worried ... [more]

McDougall McConaghy Moth Australian Championship – Final day + Video By Jonny Fullerton, , 2:31 AM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Thunder and lightning threatened over the Perth city skyline on the final day of the McDougall McConaghy Australian Moth Championships but an early start meant a number of competitors were slow to get afloat for the first of three final races. ... [more]

Jules Verne Trophy – IDEC Sport arrival images by Jean-Marie Liot By Jean-Marie Liot, , 2:13 AM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - GMT
Jules Verne Trophy – IDEC SPORT crossed the finishing line off Ushant at 1650hrs UTC on Friday 8th January. Francis Joyon and his crew of five took 47 days 14 hours and 47 minutes to sail around the world. This was the third best time in the history of the Jules Verne Trophy. ... [more]

2016 Annual Moth Migration – US Moth fleet descends upon Coconut Grove By US Moth Class, , 1:53 AM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World USA GMT
2016 Annual Moth Migration – Fresh from Bermuda, the U.S. Moth Fleet has descended upon Coconut Grove for event number one of three of their winter series. Staged out of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, this is the first official return to Biscayne Bay in four years. ... [more]

2016 Bartercard Coffs to Paradise Race – Runaway takes line honours By Bronwen Hemmings, , 1:41 AM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2016 Bartercard Coffs to Paradise Yacht Race – At 0059hrs this morning, Saturday 9th January 2016, Drew Carruthers’ Sayer 11, Runaway crossed the finish line to take line honours victory. ... [more]

Jules Verne Trophy – 47 days, 14 hours and 47 minutes + Audios By Agence Mer and Media, , 1:16 AM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - GMT
Jules Verne Trophy – IDEC SPORT crossed the finishing line off Ushant at 1650hrs UTC on Friday 8th January. Francis Joyon and his crew of five took 47 days 14 hours and 47 minutes to sail around the world. This was the third best time in the history of the Jules Verne Trophy. ... [more]

Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race – Fight to the finish By The Clipper Race, , 12:58 AM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race has been a week-long ‘sprint’ of tight unrelenting match racing over 1600 nautical miles which is going down to the wire with GREAT Britain attempting to out race LMAX Exchange just 0.7nM ahead as at 0800 UTC (1800 local) Saturday 9 January 2016. ... [more]

The Clipper Race - an amazing finish By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 10:32 PM Saturday 09 Jan 2016 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The tightest, most thrilling battle of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race so far came right down to the final seconds as LMAX Exchange claimed an incredibly narrow victory over constant rival Great Britain in the Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race. ... [more]

2016 International 2.4mR World Championship - Megan Pascoe in action By Peter Campbell, , 9:18 PM Saturday 09 Jan 2016 - Sail-World UK GMT
2016 International 2.4mR Class World Championships - Disabled British sailor Megan Pascoe has won the 2016 World Championship for the International 2.4mR single-handed yacht with two final races to sail today. ... [more]

International Women’s Keelboat Championship - Overall report By US Sailing, , 7:54 PM Saturday 09 Jan 2016 - Sail-World USA GMT
The International Women’s Keelboat Championship (IWKC) returns! The revitalized US Sailing Championship, with a new and exciting approach, is aimed at maximizing opportunities for women sailors to participate in high caliber regattas against top international sailors. ... [more]

2015-16 Jules Verne Trophy - Spindrift 2 crosses finish line By Spindrift Racing, , 7:31 PM Saturday 09 Jan 2016 - GMT
2015-16 Jules Verne Trophy - The trimaran skippered by Yann Guichard has finished its 1st Jules Verne Trophy, registering the second fastest time in history, and with Dona Bertarelli becoming the fastest woman to sail around the world. ... [more]

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