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Volvo Ocean Race: Report released into Team Vestas Wind grounding By Sail-World.com, , 6:06 AM Monday 09 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
An independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race was released today. It included a set of recommendations aimed at improving safety at sea for the entire offshore racing community. In particular, it has suggested improving navigational charts and other on board software to avoid similar incidents in the future. ... [more]

RPNYC Central Triangle Leg 1: Crusader takes line honours on Leg 1 By Elliott Marine, Akaroa , 5:22 AM Monday 09 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Elliott 35ss Crusader took line honours in the first leg of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club Central Triangle Leg 1 from Wellington to Akaroa started in fresh winds at 1400 hrs on Friday. Encountering constant 45-50 knot winds for around 6 hours Crusader held their own against the larger yachts and eventually managed to pull away from the fleet. ... [more]

2015 St Maarten Heineken Regatta - Phaedo³, last day racing images By Jesús Renedo, , 4:48 AM Monday 09 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Photographer Jesús Renedo captured these shots of MOD 70 Phaedo³ at 2015 St Maarten Heineken Regatta. ... [more]

2015 Etchells WA State Championships - The wrap By Bernie Kaaks, , 4:19 AM Monday 09 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A nervous start to the final day program left points leader Michael Manford seemingly vulnerable in his quest for another State title in the Etchells class. In breeze which has just turned from east to west and was still settling, Manford took the option to go north while the majority of the fleet took to the south side. At the first rounding of the top mark, Manford had just four boats behind him ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica bring in the Heavy Metal for Leg 5 By Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:26 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The USA and Turkish entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica have announced that six times Volvo Ocean Race veteran, Stu Bannatyne will join the crew for Leg 5 into the Southern Ocean. The New Zealander, who has won the round the world race three times, will start preparing with the crew tomorrow ahead of the Leg 5 start from Auckland on March 15. ... [more]

Knight Frank South Island Young 88's end in dramatic style By Sam Jones, Lyttelton , 5:39 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A bottom mark collision between Flying Machine (Craig Edwards) and Legacy II (Colin Lock) was a dramatic end to an exciting final day’s racing in the Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Championship. With a strong south west on Lyttelton Harbour, gusting up to 38 knots, racing was soon abandoned for the day. The port starboard gybe incident left Flying Machine crippled with a broken backstay. ... [more]

VIC Etchells – Time for starting practice By John Curnow, , 5:25 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
No one really knew, but clearly the crews were after some repetition methodology when the 1100hrs start arrived for today’s races at the 2015 Etchells Victorian State Championship. Too keen, as it would turn out, for the result was a General Recall, with a good number over before the gun. Time for the Committee to also get yet more practice as they reset the start to be able to go again. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race – Neutrogena closes their circle By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:18 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race – Two more round Cape Horn. Dreams realised for We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton. Neutrogena crosses outbound wake, closes circle. Renault Captur less than 600 miles to Cape Horn ... [more]

Winner of IPC's women's day recognition award announced By International Paralympic Committee, , 5:05 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
Twenty one-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Petitclerc, Canada's most successful Paralympian, was named as the winner of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) International Women's Day Recognition Award on Sunday (8 March). ... [more]

Barcelona World Race – Cinq vers le nord, deux vers l’est… By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:49 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race – Cinq bateaux en Atlantique. Renault Captur à 550 milles de la sortie du Pacifique. Spirit of Hungary retrouve du vent ... [more]

UIM Nations Cup – Team Belarus set out to defend its title in Qatar By UIM Nations Cup, , 4:28 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
UIM Nations Cup – Now in its fifth year the thrills, spills and the spectacular that have become the hallmark of the Nations Cup since its first outing on Marina Bay in Singapore in 2011, are set to continue with the World Series returning to Qatar’s capital city Doha for a third time. ... [more]

Bacardi sailing week – Winners collect silverware after a great day 6 By Icarus Sailing Media, , 3:57 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The last day of racing for the 88th Bacardi Cup and the sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank brought us a little change in the weather with overcast skies and scattered showers ... [more]

2015 SB20 Australian Championships - Final day By Jane Austin, Hobart , 3:48 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The final day of the SB20 2015 Australian Championships gets underway on the River Derwent in Hobart this morning. The series score heading into the last day of racing is Glenn Bourke (Red) at the top of the table on 11 points, Michael Cooper (Export Roo) in second place on 16 points followed by Nick Rogers (Karabos) on 29 points. ... [more]

2015 SB20 Australian Championship - A Masterclass on the Water By Jane Austin, Hobart , 3:34 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A stand out performance in the SB20 2015 Australian Championships has been the skipper and crew of Masterclass. Skippered by former Australian Sailing Team member James Burman (NSW), the boat boasts a crew of Hugh Tait (NSW) and young Tasmanian and National dinghy champion Sam King. ... [more]

Jeanneau Class Regatta starts with brighter and lighter conditions By RHKYC Media, , 3:25 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2015 Jeanneau Class Regatta – After a dull and dreary week in Hong Kong, it was a relief to see the cloud lift in time for the start of the event. Of the 43 boats entered, 26 were in the Long Course fleet consisting of Etchells, Sportsboat and J/80 classes and the remainder from the Short Course fleet consisting of Dragon and Impala classes. ... [more]

35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – More thrilling action on day 2 By St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 2:16 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
The second day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta produced more thrilling action for the international fleet of yachts racing in gorgeous conditions off St.Maarten. All classes, but the Lottery Class, had at least two races today. ... [more]

Newcastle to Port Stephens Race 2015 entries open By Richard Howard, , 2:04 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Entries are now open for the 2015 Auto Advantage Newcastle to Port Stephens Race which will be held on 12th April. Now a ‘usual suspect’ on the NSW keel boat racing calendar the Newcastle Port Stephens race is preceded by RPAYC’s Pittwater to Newcastle Race on the 11th of April and followed by Sail Port Stephens which commences with the Commodores Cup on the 13th April. ... [more]

Winners announced as MHYC's Sydney Harbour Regatta comes to a close By Di Pearson, , 1:47 PM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s tenth anniversary Sydney Harbour Regatta came to a close tonight with winners announced after what competitors described as 'a perfect day’s sailing. ... [more]

SB20 Australian Championships – Down to the wire for Cooper and Bourke By Jane Austin, , 11:50 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
SB20 Australian Championships – Tasmania’s Michael Cooper (Export Roo) and Queenslander Glenn Bourke helming Rob Jeffrey’s (Red) go into the last day of racing neck and neck. In stunning weather conditions on the River Derwent, Cooper and Bourke played seesaw at the top of the leader board today ... [more]

SYC's Sail Paradise 2015 - Winners crowned By Southport Yacht Club, , 11:37 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Alive have today been crowned the champions at Southport Yacht Club’s XXXX Sail Paradise regatta for 2015. This is a back to back win for Alive after first competing in the regatta in 2014. ... [more]

18ft Skiffs Club Champs: Thurlow Fisher have end to end win in Race 10 By Frank Quealey, , 10:58 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship – The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers crew of Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Trent Barnabas capitalised on a brilliant start to lead all the way for a convincing victory in Race 10 on Sydney Harbour today. ... [more]

St Maarten Heineken Regatta - Big wind on Day 2 By Rachel Jaspersen, , 9:58 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
In the St Maarten Heineken Regatta reinforced trade winds kicked in again this morning with 20+ knots of breeze on the starting line just outside Cole Bay, enough to launch Gunboat 62 Elvis to victory twice. New York-based owner Jason Carroll held on for an overall victory in the first race and a slim handicap win in the second race despite several major gear issues resulting from the big wind ... [more]

One Ton Revisited: Fitting finalé and a look to the next time By Alan Sefton, , 9:56 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AF GMT
The inaugural One Ton Revisited event came to a hard-fought climax yesterday with winds of more than 30 knots in the Hauraki Gulf. The S&S 36 Rainbow II had sewn up victory on IRC corrected time by winning the double point long race on Thursday. But she left no doubt as to the form boat of the five-race series with a second in points-and-a-half, 25-mile finale ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 7 - Oil price drops below $50 By Collinson FX, , 9:34 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Mar 7 - US stocks crashed to finish the week in an alternate universe. The world in which, good news is bad, and vica-versa! Global markets have been corrupted by Central Bank interference. Commodities drifted lower with Oil slipping back below $50/barrel. Associated currencies continued to drift, with the AUD falling to 0.7777, while the NZD traded below 0.7500. ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean – Exceptional conditions, worthy winners By regattanews.com, , 8:38 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
The second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean concluded in style on Saturday seven March following four terrific days of sailing in the British Virgin Islands ... [more]

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