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Yacht Racing Forum 2015 - Dates and venue announced By MaxComm Communication, , 11:19 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - GMT
Yacht Racing Forum 2015 - Members of the yacht racing community from all over the world will spend two days networking, debating and doing business over December 7-8 in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva is an easy-to-reach location situated at the heart of Europe that plays a pivotal role in international yacht racing. ... [more]

Key West-to-Havana race – First US sanctioned race kicks off By, , 11:05 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Five teams of American Hobie Cat sailboat racers departed Key West's South Beach Saturday morning on a Key West-to-Havana race, believed to be the first U.S. government-sanctioned sailing race between the two cities in more than 50 years ... [more]

i14 open at Weston Sailing Club By i14 Gossip, , 10:48 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Weston Sailing Club is once again hosting an i14 open. With a vast open race area situated directly in front of the sailing club, it's an ideal venue for both spectators and racers alike. Racing starts at 10:00 each day with 2-3 races a day, sharing with the B14 and Cherub fleets on separate starts. ... [more]

2015 52 Super Series sets the highest level yet By 52 Super Series, , 8:31 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - GMT
52 Super Series - Who will take first blood in Valencia? What will the biggest and most competitive fleet of TP52s be like? How close will racing actually be? How much difference will there be between the nine new boats? What's to choose between the five new Botin Partners designs and the four new Vrolijk designs? ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Drag racing in the Gulf Stream By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:07 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s a drag race reaching towards the southeast. And yet as simple as it looks, all boats aligned behind each other, the pressure is on Dongfeng Race Team. The Chinese boat is at the head of the fleet – even though Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing is leading on the dashboard as they are in less distance to the next mark. ... [more]

Murray crayfish fishing season opens on June 1st By Nick Foster, , 4:49 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - GMT
Freshwater anglers are reminded to fish responsibly and according to the rules when the recreational fishing season for Murray crayfish opens on 1 June. ... [more]

Última morte na Volvo Ocean Race completa nove anos By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:11 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - GMT
Holandês Hans Harrevoets morreu afogado num 18 de maio durante a perna transatlântica. A tragédia serve como um aviso aos velejadores que disputam a edição 2014-15. ... [more]

2015 Fremantle to Bali Race - Leading yachts pursue different tactics By Marina Valmadre, , 3:23 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
At 9:00am WST this morning 19 May, almost 24 hrs since the 1440 nm race commenced, the fleet leader Indian owned by Craig Carter was 130nm off the Western Australian coast sailing a NW course at approximately 16.5 knots. ... [more]

A-Class Catamaran North American Championship - Ready for lift-off By A-Cat North Americans, , 2:45 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
It’s a toss-up which will own the headlines during the 2015 A-Class Catamaran North American Championship: the new boat designs and latest foiling technology, or the incredibly talented sailors racing them. If today’s practice race is any indication, there will be a great mix throughout the regatta, which takes place Tuesday through Friday in Panama City’s St. Andrews Bay. ... [more]

Heavy penalties for fisheries court order breach By Nick Foster, , 2:27 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - GMT
A 39-year-old Rosebud West man has been fined $2,000 and ordered to pay $79.64 in court costs for continuing to breach a prohibition order which prevented him from fishing in Victorian waters. ... [more]

2015 Magic Marine RS Aero UK Series - Round 1 By Matt Thursfield, , 2:04 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Chelmarsh Sailing Club in the heart of rural Shropshire saw the first event of the inaugural RS Aero UK Series kindly sponsored by Magic Marine. A forecast of 16mph with gusts into the 20s encouraged a healthy fleet of 25 sailors from around the UK to this picturesque piece of water. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 1 - Leg 7 Close racing By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:30 AM Tuesday 19 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
It’s Day one of Leg seven, and we have already seen the fleet return to what has now become normal (ish) order. At 0300 UTC this morning, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was in fifth place just before they dove south towards the first Nantucket Shoal Line way-point (NSL). Not much changed over the whole fleet until the boats rounded the way-point. ... [more]

The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7 Preview By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 11:29 PM Monday 18 May 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. The whole idea of racing yachts across oceans started back in 1905, when the hard-driving, three time America’s Cup winner, Charlie Barr, won the Kaiser’s Cup on the schooner Atlantic. He did the crossing in just over 12 days ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team- Josh Junior wins Silver at 2015 Finn Europeans By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 11:15 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Josh Junior has won silver at the 2015 Finn European Championships which concluded with an exciting medal race late today in Split, Croatia. After the penultimate day just two points separated NZL Sailing Team’s Josh Junior and local Croatian sailor Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic, with a wide points gap back to third, setting the scene for a dramatic final race battle between the two front runners. ... [more]

24th Australian Historic 10ft Skiff Championship - Overall report By Colin Gillespie, Teralba, Lake Macquarie, NSW , 7:32 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Teralba Amateur Sailing Club on the shores of Cockle Bay, Booragul successfully hosted the 24th Australian Championship very closely contested by a strong fleet, including Brisbane, Sydney and Taree representatives. ... [more]

2015 Malibu WWA Rider Experience - A great weekend of fun By World Wakeboard Association, , 7:15 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Tortilla Flat, Arizona played host to the first Malibu Rider Experience event of the 2015 season. This three-day event brought in riders, families, and friends, to gather for a weekend of fun on the water in the Valley of the Sun. ... [more]

Improved solar panels for battery maintenance on the water By John Bell, Rum Cay , 7:06 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - GMT
A majority of recreational, sportfishing and sailboats rely on 12V battery systems comprised of banks of one, two or four batteries connected in parallel ... [more]

2015 Semaine du Golfe images by Thierry Martinez By Thierry Martinez, , 6:57 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - GMT
2015 Semaine du Golfe images by Thierry Martinez ... [more]

52 Super Series 2015 - The newest Azzurra is ready to kick off By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 4:30 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - GMT
Tomorrow the 52 Super Series 2015 will begin with a fleet of twelve boats at the starting line. Azzurra, the first runner up in last year’s edition, will be challenging a fleet that is even larger and more competitive than it was in 2014 ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Rumbo al Sudeste recordando a Hans Horrevoets By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:21 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Crónica de guardia, 18 de mayo. La flota continúa agrupada, con Dongfeng en primer lugar, seguido por Abu Dhabi y MAPFRE. Han pasado la zona de exclusión de tráfico y se dirigen hacia el Sudeste. Hoy hace nueve años de la muerte de Hans Horrevoets ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Remembering Hans Horrevoets By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:13 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet marked a sad anniversary early on leg seven on Monday as they raced across the Atlantic, nine years to the day that the last sailor to lose his life in the event was drowned. ... [more]

Así será la Volvo Ocean Race en 2017-18 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:58 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Entre 8 y 10 barcos en la salida, drones, mejor generación y consumo de energía a bordo, y un nuevo reglamento para equipos y puertos de escala. La Volvo Ocean Race aspira a que éstos sean algunos de los rasgos distintivos de la edición 2017-18, tal y como ha explicado Knut Frostad durante una conferencia en Newport. ... [more]

Clipper Yacht Race – Young South Africans complete the UK training By Clipper Ventures, , 1:37 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Ten young South Africans, some of whom have never seen the ocean before, are celebrating the completion of an intensive four-week training programme in the UK to compete in the world’s longest ocean challenge. ... [more]

فريق أبوظبي للمحيطات' يغادر نيوبورت متصدراً'سباق فولفو للمحيطات' في رح By Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, , 1:20 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
غادر 'فريقأبوظبيللمحيطات'،الذييمثلالإمارةفي 'سباقفولفوللمحيطات' ويحظىبدعم 'هيئةأبوظبيللسياحةوالثقافة'،ميناءنيوبورتبولايةرودآيلاندالأمريكية لخوض منافسات المرحلة السابعة من هذا السباق الملحمي الذي تبلغ مسافته 39 ألف ميلعبر مختلف محيطات العالم. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leaves Newport on leg 7 By, , 1:01 PM Monday 18 May 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) - the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) entrant has left Newport, Rhode Island on leg seven of the 39,000 nautical mile race around the world. ... [more]

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