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Oakcliff Regatta registrations open By Oakcliff Sailing, , 11:21 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Oakcliff Regatta - Oyster Bay, New York Racing at Oakcliff begins exactly one month from today with a qualifier for both the US Women’s and US Open Match Racing Championships on April 10. This regatta already has five of the top 20 match racers in the United States entered. Oakcliff's 12 Match 4os will also be used at the Open Championship which will be at Oakcliff October 10 – 12. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Mastervolt - reliability for round the world racers By NZL, , 11:12 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Mastervolt was chosen as the official electrical supplier to the race because of its integrated, technologically advanced systems and rugged components that can handle the abusive conditions of this around the world race. Throughout the race, the systems have provided the reliability that the racers require. ... [more]

Etchells : Squally southerly for first race of Flight 7 By Alex Webster, , 10:34 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A squally, petulant southerly took both distinguished guests and locals by surprise, precipitating some hasty rig adjustments and not a few gear failures, which saw the initial fleet of 14 whittled down to 11 by the final start. The RNZYS race committee was forced to set a short, cross-harbour course on the flooding tide but in spite of the tricky current and a general recall, the RO managed 3 ... [more]

Inter-School Sailing Festival preview By RHKYC Media, , 10:31 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Organised for many years by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC), the 2015 Inter-School Sailing Festival features a full entry list of 22 teams, representing 15 educational establishments from Hong Kong and Macau. Teams of three boats per school will compete in two divisions over two days of racing in front of RHKYC’s Middle Island sailing centre, completing around 180 races in the process. ... [more]

America's Cup: Artemis Racing back and foiling in San Francisco By John Navas, San Francisco , 10:14 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
San Francisco videopgrapher, John Navas, was back on the seawall at the edge of San Francisco Bay, and caught Artemis Racing's surrogate AC45 out for another practice session. ... [more]

Team SCA confirms crew for InPort Race and leg five By Team SCA, , 10:00 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - GMT
The toughest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race is about to begin, and for Team SCA it will be the first time most of the crew has experienced the testing conditions of the Southern Ocean. With a Tropical Depression including 40+ knot winds moving in this Sunday, there is also a possibility the boats may have to wait out the storm and depart Auckland 24 hours later ... [more]

Last minute crew change due to injury, ‘Black’ rejoins Dongfeng Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 9:30 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - GMT
'I’ve been told it’ll be unlike anything I’ve seen before'. People are starting to joke that crew changes onboard Dongfeng are like a never-ending Ferris wheel. ... [more]

High Performance Yacht Design: Team NZ’s foiling breakthrough By Keith Taylor, , 9:28 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A foiling breakthrough was one of the early and critical elements that helped drive Emirates Team New Zealand to near-success at the America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. The Kiwi boat was the first contender for the 34th Cup to achieve stable 100 per cent foiling performance but the defending Oracle Team USA ultimately retained the Auld Mug in a winner-take-all 19th race. ... [more]

Sail Racing teams up with the America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA By America's Cup, , 9:06 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - GMT
Sail Racing teams up with the America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA as official clothing partner. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica present big cheque to Heart Kids By NZL, , 8:43 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Team Alvimedica’s New Zealand race crew Dave Swete and Ryan Houston took a break from their Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 preparations yesterday to visit young heart patients at the National Heart Ward in Starship Children’s Hospital. The Team Alvimedica race crew also presented a donation of $14,200 NZD to the Starship Foundation and Heart Kids New Zealand. ... [more]

2015 Transpac – Entries represent a wide spectrum of boat types By Transpacific Yacht Club, , 8:25 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 Transpac, 48th edition, has received entries from 60 boats from five countries around the Pacific region, including 57 monohulls and three multihulls, by the end of the most recent standard entry deadline a week ago ... [more]

La Nautique pleure Florence Arthaud By La Nautique, , 8:01 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - GMT
Philippe Peytou, vice-président de la Société Nautique de Marseille exprime sa tristesse au nom de l’ensemble des membres de la Nautique, suite au décès de Florence Arthaud survenu dans la nuit de lundi à mardi. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: De Ridder to join Team Brunel for Leg 5 By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 7:30 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - GMT
Team Brunel have announced that the French sailor Laurent Pagès has broken broke two ribs during the stopover in Auckland, and will be replaced by the Dutch offshore sailor Dirk de Ridder. De Ridder’s long experience in ocean sailing and his excellent trim and steering capabilities make him the perfect candidate to join the crew on what is, undoubtedly, the toughest leg of this Volvo Ocean Rac ... [more]

Marin du mois de février - Brenda Bowskill By Voile Canada, , 5:33 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - GMT
La scintillante Floride a bien défendu sa réputation en tant que cœur de la navigation en ce mois de février malgré les froides températures qui ont balayé la région. Les navigateurs ont enfilé leurs chauds chandails d'hiver et ont poursuivi leurs activités de mi-hiver comme à l'habitude. ... [more]

Etchells and Laser Midwinters - February sailor of the month announced By Sail Canada, , 5:18 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - GMT
The sunny state of Florida maintained it’s reputation as sailing central for the month of February despite the frigid temperatures that swept the region. Sailors threw on their winter woolies, and carried on business as usual for midwinter action. ... [more]

Multihull Solutions to launch two incredible models at SCIBS By Kate Elkington, , 4:52 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - GMT
Visitors to the 2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from 21-24 May are in for a treat with the exclusive Southern Hemisphere launch of two remarkable new catamarans at the Multihull Solutions stand. Multihull Solutions will be unveiling the exquisite Saba 50 sailing catamaran as well as the impressive Cumberland 47 Long Range power catamaran at the show. ... [more]

2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta - Sailors full of praise By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 4:22 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
With big breeze, sunshine and probably the largest racing fleet in the Caribbean this season, the 35th St.Maarten Heineken Regatta was a roaring success. The raw ingredients of fantastic sailing conditions and intense competition gave the regatta organizers the opportunity to lay on a tremendous spectacle - they didn't fail. ... [more]

Changed boating conditions on Richmond River at Coraki By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 3:18 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Boaters are advised changed conditions will be in place on the Richmond River at Coraki for Tweed River Water Ski Club’s ski races this weekend. ... [more]

Inaugural Australian 4x4 and Marine Expo hailed a huge success By Australian 4x4 and Marine Expo, , 2:45 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - GMT
The inaugural Australian 4x4 and Marine Expo at Manly Boat Harbour last weekend has been hailed a huge success, exceeding the expectations of both consumers and exhibitors. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur rounds the stormiest Cape Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 2:13 AM Wednesday 11 Mar 2015 - GMT
It has been a day of landmarks – both tangible and invisible - for the Barcelona World Race fleet. For Jörg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane the landmark was very much a physical one, as Cape Horn presented the Renault Captur pair with one of the most fearsome Pacific Ocean farewells of any Barcelona World Race team. ... [more]

French sailing heroine Florence Arthaud killed in tragic accident By ISAF Media, , 9:19 PM Tuesday 10 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The legendary French yachtswoman Florence Arthaud was killed in a tragic accident in Argentina yesterday, when two helicopters collided during the filming of a TV reality show for French television. Seven other Frenchmen were killed including the swimmer, Camille Muffat and the boxer, Alexis Vastine. ... [more]

Superior adds the EDGE II to Birkenhead Point Marina By Superior Jetties, , 9:12 PM Tuesday 10 Mar 2015 - GMT
Superior Jetties recently completed an upgrade to the historic Birkenhead Point Marina, adding berths, a floating office and brilliant handrail system, EDGE II. ... [more]

Marblehead to Halifax Race - Youth Teams lead growing entry list By Race Director, Marblehead, MA , 5:51 PM Tuesday 10 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Marblehead to Halifax Race - Five teams representing organizations focused on competitive sail training and education have entered the race in the last week. Oakcliff Sailing has entered three teams: two on modified Farr 40s and a third on their Class 40. The US Naval Academy’s co-ed Varsity Offshore Sailing Team will enter the race with Gallant and Tenacious, both MK II Navy 44s. ... [more]

2015 SA O'pen Cup - Tight at the top By Ryan Spring, Adelaide Sailing Club , 5:27 PM Tuesday 10 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 2015 SA O’pen Cup was held at Adelaide Sailing Club on the 7th-8th March in conjunction with the YSA Musto Youth Championships. The fleet of 14 brought some new faces including kids from newly contending clubs Victor Harbor and Wallaroo Sailing club. ... [more]

2015 China Cup International Regatta preview By China Cup Media, Shenzhen , 5:02 PM Tuesday 10 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
We are delighted to announce the 9th Edition of the China Cup International Regatta will take place in Hong Kong and Shenzhen(Guangdong Province), China from October 30th to November 2nd, 2015, under the auspices of Water Sports Administration Center of the General Administration of Sport of China and Shenzhen Municipal Administration of Culture, Sports and Tourism. ... [more]

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