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America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:23 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
America's Cup organisers have issued a media release following a competitors conference believed to have been held last Monday. The thrust of the release is to focus on the recurring theme of reducing costs by using a smaller boat for the event. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - We've found Nemo! - as new ice limit advised By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:04 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race’s fleet passed over Point Nemo* on Wednesday – the furthest from land you can get when at sea– on the day that a new ice limit was introduced by organisers to keep the boats clear of a large iceberg that was drifting towards the path of the fleet. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Victory for renowned Swiss-French duo By Barcelona World Race, , 10:10 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
The vastly experienced duo, Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) have won the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 and set the reference time for the two crew round the world race: 84 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds to complete the 23,321.76 miles of the theoretical course. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Winners, first reactions By Barcelona World Race, , 9:56 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
It was just at sunset, in the end, when Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam broke the finish line off Barcelona's iconic W-Hotel to complete their victory in the Barcelona World Race. They punched the air with delight as the gun sounded after 84 days and 5 hours of racing, a joyous release of elation and relief. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - The fight to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:25 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Despite the fleet being separated by 80nm it all comes down to the new front forming in the next 12 hours which will power the boats on to Cape Horn. Mapfre, as the southernmost boat, has the most wind as they head directly to the ice limit. ... [more]

Possible lead in search for missing South African sailors By Henrid du Plessis, , 4:49 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The families of three South African men who are lost at sea after setting sail from Cape Town on a luxury catamaran yacht for Thailand on December 14 have been given new cause for hope after a crowd search of satellite images appeared to have come up with a possible lead. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Final Miles for Cheminées Poujoulat By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:45 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) are within 15 miles and about 90 minutes of sailing time of winning the third edition of the Barcelona World Race. The Cheminées Poujoulat co-skippers were still making 8-14kts of boat speed towards the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Poujoulat en approche de la ligne d’arrivée By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:31 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race - A 17 heures, l’équipage de Cheminées Poujoulat pointe à moins de vingt milles de la ligne d’arrivée. Bernard Stamm et Jean le Cam avancent 10 nœuds et devraient boucler leur parcours entre 19h et 19h30, heure française. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat slowed by the light winds By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:12 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race - Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are now off Taragona, but have fallen into the zone of light winds which is protecting the finish line. ... [more]

Evil in the dark - The joys of night sailing By Ken Gillstrom, , 3:41 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The human race seems to have an inherent fear of the dark. This fear is reinforced by books and movies that continually relate darkness with evil. ... [more]

OceansWatch trials a climate change adaptation programme By OceansWatch, , 12:53 PM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
In 2014 OceansWatch trialed a Climate Change adaptation program, in two communities in the Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands have been identified as one of the countries that will be most affected by the rising sea levels and increased storm conditions. The low coral atolls where OceansWatch work are especially vulnerable. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - 船队南大洋上遭遇侧翻 幸无人员受伤 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:55 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第五赛段的比赛已经过去了三分之一。在这个最艰难的赛段中,各个船队都遭遇了南大洋40节的大风浪,三支船队——东风队、爱生雅队和曼福队发生了侧翻,而阿布扎比队也险些翻倒,所幸无人受伤。四支船队目前已经恢复到正常航行中,不过侧翻所带来的损失仍在评估中。目前,曼福队已有4海里的优势领先,布鲁内尔队、阿布扎比队以及阿尔维麦迪卡队紧随其后,东风队和爱生雅队暂时位列第五、六。 ... [more]

2015 RS400 Winter Championships overall By Mike Baldwin, , 11:10 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Twenty one boats made up the fleet competing in the RS400 Winter Championships for 2015, held this year at Leigh and Lowton SC ... [more]

The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 5 Week 1 By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 10:46 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. ... [more]

Solitaire Figaro - And they’re off… nearly By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 10:17 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
Solitaire du Figaro - And they’re off…nearly. Just three days now stand between Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Rob Bunce (Artemis 37), Robin Elsey (Artemis 43), Andrew Baker (Artemis 23) and the first race of their solo offshore careers – the 196 mile Solo Basse Normandie starting 1430 CET on Friday 27th March. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 25 - US drowns in liquidity By Collinson FX, , 10:02 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Fed will not raise rates, with little growth and low inflation, with the inability to service the massive debt accumulated through endless deficits. The weak Dollar was reflected in the commodity currencies, with the AUD trading 0.7850, while the KIWI remained bid around 0.7630. ... [more]

Alinghi will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour By Media Alinghi, , 9:35 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After winning both the Vulcain Trophy (Lake Geneva) on its Decision 35 and the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series (global), Alinghi is proud to announce that it will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. The team will also again race on Lake Geneva on the D35 circuit. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:33 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo is not going to be hard as it’s right in front of them. The fleet is now only 100 nautical miles from the most remote place in the whole world, also known as the Pole of Inaccessibility. It’s ironic really as the northern pack might pass through its very location, almost as if they were trying to visit this iconic point and run it down. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind's rebuild progresses at Persico By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:24 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The rebuild of the VO65 Team Vestas Wind is progressing well at the Persico Marine facility to Bergamo, Italy. So far the the VO65 is on track to rejoin the race fleet during the Lisbon Stopover, taking the fleet back up to seven boats. ... [more]

Rio100 wins Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas on debut By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:20 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Bakewell-White supermaxi 'RIO100' has taken Line Honours in the 800nm 2015 Newport Beach (Calif. USA) to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) International Yacht Race. Manouch Mosheyadi and his team won on debut in their home waters. ... [more]

Mid-Island Sail Training event at Mark Bay By Bluewater Cruising Association, , 5:35 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
The Bluewater Cruising Association Mid-Island Group is proud to host the second annual MIST event in Nanaimo, May 2 and 3. MIST is dedicated to the development of traditional sailing skills by practice in the “great water laboratory” at our doorsteps rather than by theory in a classroom setting. This is an excellent hands-on training experience on its own or in addition to V.I.C.E. ... [more]

Big breeze season opener at RC44 Valletta Cup By RC44 Class Association, , 3:50 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
It seems that Mother Nature does not intend the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour to get off to a gentle start. Today near gale force south-easterlies were battering the coast of Malta, as the teams geared up for the opening regatta of 2015, the RC44 Valletta Cup. With the wind forecast to build to a full gale later, most teams chose to get their practice in this morning before returning to their berths ... [more]

Sydney Easter Show - Go boating By Ross Nathan, , 3:03 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - GMT
Sailing the high seas, cruising on the Sydney Harbour or enjoying the tranquil blue waters near an exotic tropical island are all ‘virtual’ possibilities for boating enthusiasts who visit the Transport for NSW stand at the Sydney Easter Show. ... [more]

Rio Olympics 2016 - US Sailing and Development Team rosters announced By Will Ricketson, , 2:08 AM Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
With 500 days remaining until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 42 Olympic and Paralympic class athletes to the 2015 US Sailing Team Sperry. The US national sailing team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for Rio 2016. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Boat Blogs - A wild Southern Ocean shake-up + Video By Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:39 PM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After a wild day in the Southern Ocean, the On Board Reporters filed these stories and images of Chinese Gybes, broken gear, staying safe, and plenty of fast sailing in 30-35kts winds. 'In 24 hours we got it all. The most spectacular sailing you can imagine and a total wipe out with shredded sails, broken bits and pieces and a boat in a complete mess as a consequence.' ... [more]

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