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2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - O Canada, are heading to Vigo, Spain By Transat Jacques Vabre, , 4:54 AM Saturday 31 Oct 2015 - GMT
Since yesterday Eric Holden and Morgen Watson have been struggling with a damaged mast track on O Canada. They are heading to Vigo, Spain where they hope to fix the problem. They are in good spirits, reporting this morning. ... [more]

2015 29er Eurocup - Day 2 By Elena Giolai, , 4:33 AM Saturday 31 Oct 2015 - GMT
It was a beautiful day of bright sunshine at Riva del Garda for the second day of Eurocup, the tenth leg of the European 29er tour with 74 crews taking part. Two races were held this morning with northerly winds with gusts reaching 14 knots, while this afternoon one race was held with much lighter winds from the south. ... [more]

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - Reaching for the sun By Transat Jacques Vabre, , 4:13 AM Saturday 31 Oct 2015 - GMT
The fifth day of the Transat Jacques Vabre sees new leaders in the IMOCA class and the Ultimes. There is no disputing the fact that Armel Le Cléac’h and Erwan Tabarly have powered to the front of the IMOCA fleet with the new ‘foiling’ Banque Populaire VIII, this afternoon at 20 miles ahead of the older PRB, course winners in 2011, ... [more]

Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe - Pressure mounts By Mini Transat, , 3:47 AM Saturday 31 Oct 2015 - GMT
A few hours before the start of the second leg, the pressure is mounting on the pontoons of Lanzarote. Each in their own way, the sailors are looking to dispel the inevitable stress that arises when it comes to crossing the Atlantic. Even if the weather conditions are optimal, they all know that no one is safe from a technical problem, that the crossing is long ... [more]

China Cup Int’l Regatta - ETNZ wins shifty Passage Race By Andy Rice, , 2:53 AM Saturday 31 Oct 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) confirmed its status as one of the favourites for victory at the ninth edition of the China Cup International Regatta after winning the opening day of this four-day event, the 30-mile Hong Kong to Shenzhen Passage Race. After a shaky start, Chris Steele managed to steer the Kiwis through to the front of the 25-boat one-design Beneteau 40.7 fleet ... [more]

UK Sailing League launches in UK this weekend By Imogen Stanley, , 2:36 AM Saturday 31 Oct 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
RYA British Keelboat Sailing is launching the first ever club keelboat fleet racing league in the UK this weekend (thirty-first October – first November) at Queen Mary Sailing Club. ... [more]

The Transat is heading to New York By The Transat, , 1:52 AM Saturday 31 Oct 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Transat, the first and oldest single-handed trans-ocean race in history, is heading to New York City and will culminate at the new ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, race organisers and rights holders OC Sport, announced today. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Battle for Gold By ISAF, , 2:10 PM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The battle for gold in the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final is turning into a classic contest of skill and concentration in Abu Dhabi, with the sport’s top athletes turning on a spectacular display in near perfect conditions. ... [more]

Transat Jacques Vabre – Creno Moustache Solidaire en route to Spain By Transat Jacques Vabre, , 1:25 PM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - GMT
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Following the breakage of a starboard spreader, Thibault Hector and Morgan Launay have secured their rig and decided to sail to Spain to make a repair. ... [more]

Transat Jacques Vabre – Pitstop in Madeira for St-Michel Virbac By Transat Jacques Vabre, , 1:15 PM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - GMT
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – This morning, Jean-Pierre Dick and Fabien Delahaye contacted their team to report two structural ribs have broken in the front of the boat by the middle of the sail locker. ... [more]

Clipper Round the World Race makes a big economic impact in Cape Town By Clipper Ventures, , 12:59 PM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - GMT
It’s been a busy couple of weeks at the V&A Waterfront for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as its global partners have come to Cape Town with an international business agenda. ... [more]

2015 Busan Cup Women’s Match Race – Le Berre masters shifty breeze By WIM Series, , 12:44 PM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
With three more wins in Friday’s racing in the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, Anne-Claire Le Berre of France went to 10 – 1 and winning the round-robin stage. The fight for the 2015 WIM Series title will now heat up, as world number one, but Series’ runner-up, Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby chose American leader Maggie Shea in the quarters. ... [more]

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Sam and Eric onboard Stand As One + Video By, , 12:20 PM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - GMT
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – The start of the race is intense for Stand as One. For nearly 96 hours Eric and Sam are at their limit with the wind peaking up to 40 knots. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary - Oct 31 - Statistical mirages By Collinson FX, , 12:09 PM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The indications have been that the Fed will raise interest rates for the first time since the GFC, on the provision that employment remains strong, while inflation resumes some normality. Neither of these things will occur, in the real world, although statistical mirages may support. ... [more]

Sail Around the Island preview - New title sponsor announced By RHKYC Media, , 11:50 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
It's back! Hong Kong's largest and most inclusive sailing event, this year welcoming Marriott International’s loyalty programme, Marriott Rewards, as Title Sponsor, will feature more than 200 sailing boats, together with outrigger canoes and coastal rowing boats, battling it out over the 26nm course, wind permitting. ... [more]

2016 Newport Bermuda Race – Super yacht division announced By Talbot Wilson, , 11:36 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Newport Bermuda Race – In response to expressions of interest from owners and captains of yachts over 90' on deck, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has created a Super Yacht Division. ... [more]

National Discover Sailing Day overall By Harry Fisher, Adelaide , 11:17 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
National Discover Sailing Day – Those of us that come from sailing families may take it for granted when we think about how we first got interested in the sport. ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race – Yachting Queensland meets Bruce and Gail By Claire McNamara, Manly, QLD , 11:03 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Yachting Queensland recently had the pleasure of meeting Bruce and Gail Absolon who had many stories to share about their recent time. ... [more]

2015 Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race – Big decisions on Day 1 By Louay Habib, , 10:49 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
At 0900 local time on 30 October, the leading yachts in the Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race had crossed into Omani waters and were heading for the tricky passage through the Straits of Hormuz. ... [more]

2015 Marmaris International Race Week – Challenging Day 4 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 10:11 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - GMT
The penultimate day of racing here at Marmaris International Race Week, marked Turkey’s most important national celebration: Turkey Republic Day, commemorating the anniversary of the nation’s founding, 92 years ago. On the race track, an all-important day to put scores on the leader-board and hold onto a shot at overall victory. ... [more]

Optimist Asian and Oceanic Championship – Day 4 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:54 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Welcome to the penultimate fourth day of the IODA Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship 2015 in Qatar. Here on Katara beach, suspense was in the air, with sailors eager to return to the race track, after yesterday’s day off. ... [more]

2015 Audi Showdown Regatta preview By Peter Campbell, , 9:39 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Audi Showdown Regatta – The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania conducts the Showdown as an early season event to provide big fleet regatta conditions in the lead-up to national championships over the Christmas-New Year period. ... [more]

Transat Jacques Vabre – Technical problem aboard By Transat Jacques Vabre, , 9:25 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - GMT
Transat Jacques Vabre – Nicolas Boidevezi, skipper of the IMOCA 60 competing in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2015, has told his shore team they have a technical problem with the bottom of the starboard running backstay ... [more]

2015 European Freestyle Expression - Day 1 By EFPT, , 5:46 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - GMT
After four successful freestyle events in 2015, the EFPT set up stage at Brutal Beach in the South of France for the final tour-stop this year. It has been a tough battle for the top positions in the overall ranking throughout the whole season with big names like Amado Vrieswijk (Severne/JP), Adrien Bosson, Yentel Caers and Steven Van Broeckhoven regularly taking part in the events. ... [more]

Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe - Looking ahead By Mini Transat, , 5:32 AM Friday 30 Oct 2015 - GMT
Gradually, the solo racers of the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe are leaving Lanzarote behind in their minds, thinking ahead to Guadeloupe, the butterfly island. But before they reach their goal, there is still an ocean to cross. And this is a good thing, because this is also the reason they are here, to face this solo adventure, for days that pass far from the bustle of life on land. ... [more]

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