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2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Day 1 By Robert Deave, , 4:39 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - GMT
Jonathan Lobert (FRA), the London 2012 bronze medallist, leads the 74 boat Finn fleet after the first day of racing at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. Current world champion, Giles Scott (GBR) sits in second with Tapio Nirkko (FIN) third. ... [more]

VOR - Dongfeng mast breakage - What happened and what happens next? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:14 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - GMT
Charles Caudrelier: “It’s really hard for everyone, we were leading the race overall and this is a kick in the teeth. Hurts to think about the other teams still in full competition, still sailing.”Dongfeng has not officially retired from leg 5 as yet and skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is still considering the possibility of the race crew continuing on from Ushuaia ... [more]

Dongfeng challenging final miles to Ushuaia in wake of mast breakage By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:42 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - GMT
Whilst everyone onboard remains in good shape considering circumstances, final miles to Ushuaia are anything but easy. Despite working throughout their day, which is now drawing to a close, the determined men of Dongfeng have not managed to remove all the damaged parts of the broken mast. The original mast rigging that holds up the remaining main section of mast is only in place on the port side. ... [more]

2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía - Challenges on day 1 By Will Ricketson, , 3:18 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Day 1 of the 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía brought a memorable mix of long delays on some courses and survival conditions on others. High winds flowed down onto the bay through the mountains surrounding Palma, and impacted the racing areas in unpredictable ways. Overall, Day One presented continuous challenges to over 1,200 of the world's best Olympic-class sailors and the US Sailing Team Sperry. ... [more]

The Ideal Youth Class grows at Wakatere Boating Club By Chris Mitchell, Wakatere BC , 3:08 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Following some relocations and on the back of growth in the class from awesome regattas at Clarks Beach Yacht Club and the Bay of Islands Yacht Club, there are now 9 active 3.7 sailors, sailing at Wakatere Boating Club. ... [more]

Seven commits to the Rolex Sydney Hobart By Di Pearson, , 3:02 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - GMT
The Seven Network and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today announced the signing of a long-term partnership that will see an expanding coverage of the Rolex Sydney Hobart across Seven’s broadcast television and online, mobile, social and digital platforms. ... [more]

2015 Maersk Line Paper Tiger Catamaran International Championships By Rowdy Leatham, Wellington , 2:58 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Now that the Cricket World Cup is over the focus can turn to the most important trans-Tasman battle of the year. Over Easter, the Kurnell Catamaran Club on the southern shores of Sydney’s Botany Bay is hosting the 2015 Maersk Line Paper Tiger Catamaran International Championships. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Cape Horn Rounding Live and Dongfeng Update By Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:35 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ... [more]

Sail Mooloolaba 2015 - Youth National Championship added to program By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 2:18 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Australian Youth Match Racing Championship has been added to the program for the annual Sail Mooloolaba Match Racing Championships to be held from May 22 to 24 2015. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Youngest crew in Race are the first to Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 1:16 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Alvimedica leads first four around Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:42 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - GMT
Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ... [more]

St Thomas Int Regatta: Nine bullets for Annie Gardner in Nacra 17 By Bob Fisher, St Thomas , 12:20 AM Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Four round Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:50 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - GMT
Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. With a broken FRO sail and electronic problems, the magenta crew now has to find the right balance between safety and racing. ... [more]

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar 2015 - Wind played tricks all day in Palma By Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, , 10:05 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - GMT
Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar 2015 - The wind played dirty tricks all day in Palma on sailors and race committees who had to juggle with big shifts and different pressure. From 4 to 20 knots, and reaching 40 in some gusts, the wind turned around the bay playing with everybody's nerves! ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Our first major punch By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:29 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - GMT
Dongfeng Race Team, the joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) who broke their mast a day ago, eased their stricken boat to dry land and safety on Tuesday. ... [more]

Princess Sofia Trophy – Nacra 17 to rediscover the series' top players By Groupama sailing team, , 5:23 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - GMT
Princess Sofia Trophy, the second international event of the season after the Sailing World Cup in Miami in January, is being contested from today in Palma de Mallorca in the Balearics ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Daylight on Dongfeng reveals extent of damage By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:58 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ... [more]

2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series kicks off in Palma By European Sailing Federation, , 4:28 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - GMT
The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ... [more]

Solo Basse Normandie– British secure top positions for Artemis Academy By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 2:36 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Solo Basse Normandie – It’s hard to know what’s more intense – sailing a 24 hour race through rough seas, huge tide and gusting winds against some of the best solo sailors in the world, or having your faced glued to a computer screen for 24 hours, tracking the progress of the Artemis Offshore Academy’s Figaro fleet during their first race of the season. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race and Genoa Boat Show join forces By Volvo Ocean Race Press, , 2:16 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race organisers today (Monday) announced an exciting new partnership with the Genoa Boat Show giving fans the opportunity to see close up the boats currently in action in the middle of the Southern Ocean. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng démâte, l’équipage est sain et sauf By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:44 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - GMT
La Volvo Ocean Race confirme que Dongfeng Race Team a démâté tôt ce lundi (30 mai, temps GMT). Personne n’est blessé et l’équipage n’est pas en danger immédiat. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - 东风队桅杆断裂幸无人员受伤 无奈止步合恩角 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:38 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第五赛段的比赛过半,各支船队已经接近赛事最大亮点合恩角。然而北京时间今天上午11时15分,中国东风队桅杆上半部分断裂,所幸无人员受伤。东风队或将放弃继续征战这一赛段。 ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team rompe el mástil By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:06 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team ha comunicado haber roto el mástil a 240 millas al oeste de Cabo de Hornos a las 0315 UTC (0415 CET, hora española) del lunes 30 de marzo, última hora de la noche en esa zona del planeta. ... [more]

J/70 Alcatel Onetouch Italian Trophy Act 1 - Winner announced By Veronica Tondelli, Monte Carlo , 1:05 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - GMT
One final light air race concluded the first act of J/70 Alcatel Onetouch Italian Trophy, hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco. For the last two days, twenty-eight J’70s have done battle on the waters off the Principality for the first event of the Italian Open National Championship, with an opening day of absolutely perfect racing conditions. ... [more]

America's Cup: Cost Savings vote really aimed at a late change of Boat By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:49 PM Monday 30 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ... [more]

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