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World ARC - A warm welcome to Niue and Vava’u By World Cruising Club, , 11:48 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Niue was an unexpected haven for the World ARC yachts after what was a tougher than the usual passage. Some of the yachts missed Suwarrow as a result of a low-pressure trough that gave twenty-four hours of strong gale force winds, sailing direct to Niue. ... [more]

Changes ahead for World Sailing - Interview with new ISAF CEO. By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 11:38 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
Last week ISAF announced the appointment of a new CEO, Peter Sowrey. He is not a long time ISAF face, as his predecessor Jerome Pels was, little is known of him in the wider sailing world. ... [more]

Royal Southern YC Champagne Joseph Perrier July Regatta overall By Phil Riley, , 11:29 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Champagne Joseph Perrier July Regatta – The Royal Southern Yacht Club’s deserved reputation for top-flight race organisation has spread far from The Solent, so it is no surprise that the regatta attracted racers from beyond the club’s Hamble River base. ... [more]

Gulf countries urged to relax cruising restrictions By Gulf Craft, , 10:46 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Middle East governments should consider easing restrictions on travelling between states to boost the region’s tourism industry and support the fast-developing yachting and cruise market, says Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of the UAE-based yacht and boat builder, Gulf Craft. ... [more]

2015 Ilhabela Sailing Week viveu um primeiro dia duplamente histórico By Ilhabela Sailing Week, , 10:07 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
2015 Ilhabela Sailing Week - O veleiro gaúcho Camiranga, um moderno Soto 65, cruzou a linha de chegada às 18:20:03, mas passou pelo ponto de registro as 18:09:03, com isso estabeleceu uma nova marca de 6h 04min 03s e bateu o recorde da Regata Alcatrazes por Boreste - Marinha do Brasil. ... [more]

2015 Ilhabela Sailing Week – Dia 1 - Vento forte e desistências By Ilhabela Sailing Week, , 9:55 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
As regatas de abertura da Ilhabela Sailing Week levaram à prova as tripulações inscritas na principal competição de oceano da América Latina. Conforme a previsão, o vento entrou no Canal de São Sebastião exatamente no momento da largada neste sábado (4), com rajadas de 30 nós (60 km/h), provocando ondas de dois metros. Quebras e abandonos por precaução se tornaram inevitáveis. ... [more]

Alleged crab poachers face court By DEDJTR, , 9:43 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
Fisheries Officers at Lakes Entrance have allegedly caught four people from Melbourne with almost ten times the daily limit of sand crabs. ... [more]

We got our Maloneys and Meechs muddled, again By Richard Gladwell, NZL, Melbourne, VIC , 9:41 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
With two Maloneys and two Meechs competing in the Olympic classes, we occasionally get confused. It happened again this morning in the Sail-World NZ newsletter editorial when we wrongly advised that Sam Meech had been included in the NZ team for the Pre-Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. ... [more]

Nautitech - The first Open 40 in Australia By Jason Chipp, , 5:58 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
Branded since 1994 and with the very pleasant CEO Bruno Voisard practically at the helm ever since, Nautitech has long been regarded as the vessel of choice for those wanting a production built catamaran with an emphasis on performance. The new Nautitech ‘Open’ 40 name relates to the Voisard-Lombard vision of a sailing/living space unlike any other; a disproportionate amount of living space ... [more]

2015 Transatlantic Race - Phaedo3 - Next stop Cowes + Video By Rachel Jaspersen, , 5:26 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Lloyd Thornburg’s Phadeo3 is fully powered up and already pulling away from some of the fastest race-boats in the world including the 100-foot long monohull Comanche, 88-foot Rambler 88, and the 63-foot trimaran Paradox ... [more]

2015 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race - Images by Leighton O'Connor By Leighton O'Connor, , 4:53 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Photographer Leighton O'Connor provided these images from 2015 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race. ... [more]

Transatlantic Race 2015 - Third start images by George Bekris By Donna Erichsen, Newport, RI , 4:39 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Photographer George Bekris was on water to capture these images from Transatlantic Race 2015. ... [more]

2015 49er/FX Open European Championships - Starts in Porto today By Cora Zillich, , 4:15 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 49er and 49erFX European Championships (6-12 July) will start in Porto, Portugal today with the 49erFX – Women’s skiff starting racing today, Monday, 6th July and the 49er - Men’s skiff joining the action from tomorrow, Tuesday, 7th July. ... [more]

2015 Transatlantic Race - Halfway Back to the old country By Jan Harley, , 3:46 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Passing the eastern extremity of Point Alpha, the ice exclusion zone, yesterday evening, Mariette of 1915 has passed the halfway stage of the Transatlantic Race 2015 between Newport, R.I., and southwest England’s Lizard Point. The 138-foot long gaff schooner continues to make good progress, despite enduring gale force westerlies to the south of a fast moving depression. ... [more]

Dan Slater reports on Day 4 of the 2015 Laser Worlds in Kingston By Dan Slater, The Water Shed, Kingston, Canada , 3:44 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Tough Day at the Office - Day 4 Laser Worlds. Today the breeze was 4-8 knots and shifting up to 20 degrees but not so often making the beats to windward often with just one large shift. For the sailors some of them had some very good luck and showed some skill while others had it all go against them when leading the fleet making the day frustrating. ... [more]

2015 Melges 24 World Championship overall By Melges 24, , 3:20 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
No racing in Middelfart today due to the lack of wind. It means that the Melges 24 World Championship ended up with twelve races and one discard, rewarding Chris Rast's EFG SUI684 as a new holder of the Melges Performance Sailboats Challenge Trophy and Tõnu Tõniste's Lenny EST790 as a holder for the Henri Samuel Trophy. ... [more]

2015 Foiling Week - Kites claim bragging rights on Lake Garda By Domenico Boffi, , 3:03 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
A real mix of foiling craft competed for bragging rights in the Long Distance Races at Foiling Week 2015 over the weekend of fourth - 5th July at Lake Garda. Saturday was hot and steamy all day with very patchy breeze and too light to race long distance but ideal conditions for sailors to test sail the variety of foiling craft on display. ... [more]

2015 Junior Finn World Championship - Tense and exciting final day By Robert Deaves, , 2:41 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
Ondrej Teply (CZE) has won the 2015 Junior Finn World Championship after a tense and exciting final day in Valencia. Nenad Bugarin (CRO) placed one higher than last year to take the silver while Lars Johan Brodtkorb (NOR) had a great final day to move up one place and take the bronze. ... [more]

2015 Melges 24 World Championship - Day 6 images by Pierrick Contin By Piret Salmistu, , 2:25 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
Photographer Pierrick Contin provided these images from Day 6 at the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 in Middelfart, Denmark. ... [more]

Melges 24 World Championship - Swiss Sailing Team dominates By Mick Anderson, , 2:15 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
Melges 24 World Championship - The Swiss sailing team received standing ovations at today's Medal Ceremony after they completely dominated the entire regatta with non-aggressive starts and flawless tactical decisions. ... [more]

Kingston Laser Standard Worlds - Day 4 - Qualifying complete By Marianne Davis, , 2:00 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - GMT
Qualifying series is finished with three races completed today, and a total of seven races for the series. Racing began with five - seven knots from the South West. The wind then picked up for the last race to 10-12 knots. Based on the current results, eight of the nine Olympic Laser Standard spots available at this event were taken today by competitor who qualified for gold fleet. ... [more]

2015 Transatlantic Race - Final four make lasting impressions By Barby MacGowan, , 1:45 AM Monday 06 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
With 2,800 miles to sail and just two boats on the starting line, a conservative start would seem like the smart play. But for the 63-foot trimaran Paradox, owned by Peter Aschenbrenner and skippered by Jeff Mearing, the start of the multihull class in the Transatlantic Race 2015 offered up a wondrous opportunity to throw a little mud in the eye of Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo3 ... [more]

2015 Noble Streaker National Championships – Day 1 overall By IBradley, , 3:56 PM Sunday 05 Jul 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
2015 Noble Streaker National Championships – F4 winds and glorious sunshine greeted the fleet for the first day of the 40th Anniversary Championships. A good turnout of 48 boats (49 tomorrow) enjoyed the excellent facilities of WPNSA and a really organised race team led by Bryan Drake. ... [more]

Queensland IRC State Titles and SCOR - Great start on Day 1 By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast , 2:56 PM Sunday 05 Jul 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The first day of IRC/SCOR racing on Saturday 4th got off to a great start at the Sunshine Coast yesterday with over 20 boats lined up at the start. The Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson witnessed some very competitive starts and mark roundings with colourful spinnakers flying. ... [more]

Transatlantic Race 2015 – Breaking sailing speed records + Video By Rachel Jaspersen, , 11:59 AM Sunday 05 Jul 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Transatlantic Race 2015 – Lloyd Thornburg is going for a rare “Owner/Driver Offshore Double” by racing in the Transatlantic Race and the Transpac in the same month. ... [more]

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