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2015 ICSA-BUSA Tour USA - BUSA team in action By Emily Nagel and Tony Mapplebeck, USA tour , 12:24 PM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The bi-annual transatlantic Tour, alternating between the USA and the UK, in which the US ICSA and the British Universities’ Sailing Association (BUSA) compete across the sailing disciplines, took place in the USA this year. The British team, nine of the top British University sailors, was carefully selected through a rigorous process and by an independent panel in March. ... [more]

2015 Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race preview By Louay Habib, , 12:15 PM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2015 Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race is organised by the UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation, and Royal Ocean Racing Club and is hosted by the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club. It is the most prestigious and longest running offshore race in the region. This year's entry includes sailors from France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Kuwait, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. ... [more]

Yacht Racing Forum – Technology Symposium and the Safety Conferences By Yacht Racing Forum, , 11:27 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - GMT
The Yacht Racing Forum will reassemble the international yacht racing community in Geneva, Switzerland, on December 7-8. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary - Oct 27 - Rate cut on Cup Day? By Collinson FX, , 11:08 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The commodity currencies reversed recent losses, with the AUD moving towards 0.7250, while the NZD is heading back towards 0.6800! The bounce conflicts the move in commodities but reflects the losses sustained in global currency wars. We could now look to an interest rate cut on Cup Day from the RBA!? ... [more]

Jules Verne Trophy – Fast and furious in the autumn sunshine By Agence Mer et Media, , 10:45 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - GMT
The Jules Verne Trophy competitor IDEC Sport was put through her paces last week by skipper Francis Joyon and his crew. A month after coming out of the Multiplast yard and a few days after the announcement of the crew line-up in La Trinité-sur-Mer in Southern Brittany, the new IDEC Sport performed to expectations ... [more]

2015 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – New skipper for Qingdao By Clipper Ventures, , 10:23 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Highly accomplished ocean racing skipper and instructor Bob Beggs is to take the helm aboard Qingdao in Cape Town for the remainder of its global race campaign. The former British Army commando led the winning team in The Times Clipper 2000 Round the World Race. ... [more]

2015 Womens Match Racing Series – Four teams still in the trophy hunt By WIM Series, , 10:04 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Once again the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race marks the conclusion of a thrilling WIM Series season. A dozen of the world’s leading women match racing sailors have come to Korea, but only a quartet can still win the 2015 WIM Series and the coveted Terry J Kohler Perpetual Trophy. ... [more]

2015 Optimist Asian and Oceanic Championship – Day 2 overall + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:51 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Welcome back to Doha Sailing Club and day two of the IODA Optimist Asian and Oceanic Championship 2015. Competitors were intently preparing their boats for the second day of racing and anticipating another day of perfect sailing conditions in Qatar. ... [more]

2015 Annapolis Fall Regatta – Winners on the road to Key West By Storm Trysail Club, , 9:14 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The road to Quantum Key West Race Week has started with last weekend's three-day Annapolis Fall Regatta, organized by the Chesapeake Station of the Storm Trysail Club and co-hosted by Eastport YC and SpinSheet Magazine. ... [more]

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Team Concise heads to Cork with damage By Transat Jacques Vabre, , 9:04 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - GMT
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Jackson Bouttell (GBR/AUS) and Gildas Mahé (FRA) on the Ker designed Class 40 Concise 8 informed their Team Concise directors that they have sustained damage and are heading for Cork 120 miles to their NE. ... [more]

South China Sea claims another sailor By Guy Nowell,, Hong Kong , 7:24 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World AF GMT
At about 2300h local time on 25 October, Sai Jun, the navigator of the TP52 Ark323 was lost overboard while delivering from Nha Trang, Vietnam, to Bali, Indonesia, having recently competed in the Hong Kong-Vietnam Race. The weather was reported as “squally”. It is understood that the boat was running under spinnaker at the time, and broached in a gust. ... [more]

BIC Techno 293 World Championship - Images from Day 1 By Patrik Pollak, , 5:17 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - GMT
334 competitors from 26 countries, five continents. First day of racing with three races sailed for each fleet. And four months ago nobody in windsurfing club Cagliari knew they will organise the World championship for the biggest windsurfing class in the world. Masters of organising event on a short notice! ... [more]

2015 Marmaris International Race Week - Day 1 By Icarus Sailing, , 4:48 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - GMT
Welcome to beautiful Marmaris and Netsel Marina, host of the 26th edition of Marmaris International Race Week. Every year, the gulf of Marmaris is packed with sailors from around the word, eager to race and enjoy the shore festivities at the same time. ... [more]

Transat Jacques Vabre - Dear Prudence?? By Transat Jacques Vabre, , 4:35 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - GMT
The first 24 hours of the 12th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the two handed race from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brazil have been fast in a building breeze. But an Atlantic low pressure system approaching the Bay of Biscay and will hit most of the fleet this evening and tomorrow bringing building seas and big winds with gusts over 40kts. ... [more]

Australian Sailing Team out to defend 470 and Laser titles By Cora Zillich, , 3:49 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi sets the stage for the conclusion of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup this week, with racing starting on Thursday, 29 October on the waters around the UAE capital’s Lulu Island. ... [more]

Pittwater Coutas outsmart the wolves in Wattle Cup By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:02 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Sydney’s first-ever Couta Week ended on Sunday and though the lightweight wolves in sheep’s clothing from Victoria set the pace in the gusty sea breeze, it was the local fleet that dominated the fifth annual Wattle Cup on handicap. ... [more]

Cuba Ocean Race- the major offshore race from US to Cuba since 1959 By Talbot Wilson, , 2:51 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
A classic race returns to Florida’s Gulf of Mexico waters. It’s the first fully permitted, major ‘offshore’ yacht race from a US port to a port in Cuba since 1959. The new Pensacola a la Habana Race starts this Saturday, Halloween morning, from Pensacola Bay, Florida. ... [more]

Damage on Safran, heading to Brest By Transat Jacques Vabre, , 2:09 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - GMT
At 2020 hrs CET this evening, Morgan Lagravière, skipper of the IMOCA 60 Safran, contacted the Transat Jacques Vabre Race Directors to inform them there had been some damage aboard. ... [more]

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - Alex Thomson in action By Alex Thomson Racing, , 1:59 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - GMT
British sailor Alex Thomson has stepped into the lead on his brand new, multi million Euro racing yacht Hugo Boss in the Transat Jacque Vabre (TJV), part of the Ocean Masters World Championship. The race started in Le Harve, France yesterday at 13.30. Alex is competing alongside his Spanish co-skipper, Guillermo Altadill, as they currently place themselves ahead of their second place finish ... [more]

Pace versus grace at the Festival of Sails 2016 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 1:34 AM Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The owner’s blurb for his Festival of Sail’s sports boat division entry simply states: “Thompson 8. Great fun. Fast boat”. Positive things are happening in South Australia in terms of the number of boat owners competing interstate and making the journey along Cape Otway and by road to the iconic waterfront event Royal Geelong Yacht Club hosts annually. ... [more]

Transat Jacques Vabre - 80ft trimaran Prince de Bretagne capsizes By NZL, , 11:32 PM Monday 26 Oct 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Ultimate trimaran of Lionel Lemonchois and Roland Jourdain has capsized while they were 140 miles off La Coruna, in the second day of the Transat Jacques Vabre. The two co-skippers are safe and-have taken shelter inside the 80ft trimaran. They have-not requested assistance and their technical support team is making every endeavour to organize help to rescue the crew and their yacht. ... [more]

Transat Jacques Vabre - Foiler Edmond de Rothschild pulls out By NZL, , 7:59 PM Monday 26 Oct 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Team management have announced that the foiling Mono 60, Edmund de Rothschild, has pulled out of the Transat Jacques Vabre and is returning to Lorient. Sailed by Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier the news advice says the decision was 'dictated by their seamanship and the desire to bring the newest Gitana safely. ... [more]

2015 Great Pumpkin Pursuit images by By, , 5:00 PM Monday 26 Oct 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Final teams cross finish line By Clipper Ventures, , 4:50 PM Monday 26 Oct 2015 - GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – After 3,400 nautical miles and 15 days racing across the South Atlantic Ocean, Qingdao and LMAX Exchange arrived in Cape Town within hours of each other on Monday 26 October. ... [more]

Transat Jacques Vabre – British sailors take the steps to their dream By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 3:33 PM Monday 26 Oct 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Taking another step closer to their ultimate solo round the world dream, this weekend Artemis Offshore Academy Alumni Jack Bouttell and Sam Goodchild set sail from France to Brazil. ... [more]

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