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A-Class Catamaran North American Champs - Rich get richer on day four By A-Cat North Americans, , 2:31 AM Friday 22 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
In an impressive display of foiling mastery, Matt Struble and Bruce Mahoney extended their first and second place lead (eight and 12 points respectively) over the rest of the fleet at the 2015 A-Class Catamaran North American Championship in Panama City, Fla. Three more races completed today in seven – 12 knots, the duo at times held a commanding five-minute lead over the rest of the fleet. ... [more]

Changed boating conditions on the Manning River next weekend By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 1:52 AM Friday 22 May 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of the Manning River next weekend for the safe staging of powerboat races. ... [more]

Dean Barker to sail against Emirates Team New Zealand - Updated By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 11:04 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The new Japanese Challenger for the America's Cup, SoftBank Team Japan has announced that it has signed by Dean Barker, who has been appointed skipper and CEO of the Japanese team. See the link to an interview with TV3's Paul Henry broadcast live on breakfast television this morning, where Barker gets some rather direct questioning on several points. ... [more]

Gulfstream Politics—Racing Hobie 16s to Cuba from the USA By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, USA , 10:38 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Havana Challenge was the first U.S.-Government sanctioned race from the USA to Cuba in 50-plus years, adn offered sailors from both sides of the Gulf Stream an opportunity to race and exchange ideas. Best yet, it provided the race participants a wild ride across the Gulf Stream to the Marina Hemingway, on the long-forbidden island nation. ... [more]

Australian V8 Superboat Championships - Rounds 2 and 3 By Sean Henshelwood, Cabarita Beach, NSW , 10:30 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
The Australian V8 Superboat Championships heads to its ‘northern home’ this weekend for a double-header event that will score for both rounds two and three of the seven round series, but whilst that is motivation enough to bring competitor’s boats out of the garage, no-one quite expected the battle this weekend is shaping up to provide. ... [more]

Bluesmile leads ORC Sportboat European Championship By ORC Media, , 8:17 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
2015 ORC Sportboat European Championship – In cool and rainy conditions that ranged from a brisk 15-18 knots of shifty wind at the start to dying down to nearly nothing towards the finish, racing got underway today in the championship, hosted at Balatonfüred YC. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race– Barcos passam por perigosa área naufrágio do Titanic By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:07 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
Sétima etapa da Volvo Ocean Race avança pelo Atlântico Norte rumo a Portugal. No limite das zonas de exclusão de gelo, equipes enfrentam o frio e se deparam com outros problemas, como pequenas colisões com objetos na água ... [more]

52 Super Series 2015 - Azzurra finally shines By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 7:57 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
52 Super Series 2015 – Azzurra won the first race of the day with a perfect performance. The following two races saw her falter but regain positions with an excellent performance after a pre-start penalty. After racing tomorrow Azzurra’s official christening will be held by the famous Veles e Vents building. ... [more]

52 Super Series – Sparkling Alegre on top after Valencia’s longest day By 52 Super Series, , 7:48 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
52 Super Series 2015 – From a long and intense three race day on Valencia’s world renowned Malvarrosa Beach race track Andy Soriano’s Alegre crew step clear at the top of the rankings for Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week with an eight point lead. ... [more]

Bayview Mackinac Race - Quantum Sails presents free seminars By Barby MacGowan, , 7:32 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Quantum Sails is doing it again – serving up free seminars that prepare sailors for making tough decisions in the 2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. If you didn’t catch the “Patterns for Success” Seminar in May, there’s another chance with the “How Well are You Prepared?” Seminar on June 4th at Port Huron Yacht Club (7:00-9:00 p.m.). ... [more]

WMRT Match Race Germany – Challenging conditions on Lake Constance By WMRT, , 7:15 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
World Match Racing Tour – Day one of Qualifying was met with a slow start today on the shores of Lake Constance for the opening day of Match Race Germany, the second World Championship stage. After a patient wait during the morning, a light South Westerly filled in across the lake allowing the first four of twenty two Qualifying Flights to be completed. ... [more]

Aquabike World Championship - Round 2 heads to Castro By, , 7:00 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship – Fifty-seven competitors from 16 countries will line up in Castro on Italy’s picturesque south eastern Adriatic coast this weekend for the Grand Prix of Italy [22-24 May], round two of the world championship, with the competition set to ratchet up another notch as the best-of-the-best lock horns and look to gain the upper hand in the title race. ... [more]

Cocoa Beach Super Boat Grand Prix - Fierce superboat competition By Super Boat International, , 6:32 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
This year’s sixth annual Thunder on Cocoa Beach Super Boat Grand Prix gave spectators a front-row seat to fierce competition accompanied by heart-dropping roll overs and brutal waters. As a result of talent and exceptional hard work, the CMS 52’ MTI team came out ahead, earning first place in the Superboat Unlimited Class. ... [more]

52 Super Series 2015 - Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery Photography, , 6:19 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
Top international sailing photographer Ingrid Abery is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from day 3 ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Un baño de agua fría By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:05 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing ha chocado esta mañana contra un contenedor de madera en pleno Atlántico Norte, no lejos de donde el Titanic se hundió hace más de un siglo. Uno de sus hombres ha tenido que lanzarse al agua para desengancharlo de la quilla, pero no ha habido daños graves. Team Brunel y MAPFRE lideran en estos momentos una flota en compresión ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race The mid-ocean dogfight continues By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:58 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After last night's compression, it continues to be a dogfight as the fleet push east. It has been uncomplicated sailing as they parallel two nautical miles (nm) south of the ice limit (IL). Two nm separates first to fifth and Team SCA are only 9.5nm behind Team Brunel and MAPFRE, who are too close to separate in their tussle for the lead. ... [more]

52 Super Series 2015 - Race 5, 6 and 7 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi, , 5:45 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
Top international sailing photographer Max Ranchi is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Races 5, 6 and 7 ... [more]

2015 Royal Southern Match Cup - Williams takes on rising stars By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 5:04 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
2015 Royal Southern Match Cup - Just a year ago, Ian Williams lay second in the ISAF Open rankings. Now he is World Champion both as the number one in the rankings and the five times winner of the World Match Racing Tour. ... [more]

Royal YC of Victoria announce new state of the art floating marina By Ben Manning, Williamstown , 4:55 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is very excited to announce the replacement and extension of its current marina with a state of the art, world class floating marina. ... [more]

Chagos - An idyllic cruising paradise where time stands still By SV Crystal Blues, , 4:02 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Time has slowed down - after two weeks here we are truly settled in. Cruising sail boats have been calling here for several decades. One of the main attractions was that you could live a 'Robinson Crusoe' lifestyle without bureaucracy infringing on your freedom. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Dragspel i norra Atlanten By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:54 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
Positionerna skiftar snabbt i den rekordjämna upplagan av Volvo Ocean Race och det mönstret har fortsatt under etappen från Newport till Lissabon. Idag har Team Brunels ledning på 25 sjömil sakta men säkert ätits upp av konkurrenterna. ... [more]

A 6-year-old French girl dies after yacht sinks in mid-Atlantic By ABC News, , 2:32 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
A 6-year-old French girl who braved hours in the ocean with her father amid 10-meter (33-foot) waves after a yacht sank in the mid-Atlantic later died of hypothermia, Portuguese authorities said Thursday ... [more]

2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Entry deadline approaching By Bayview Mackinac Race Committee, , 2:30 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The entry deadline for the 2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race is June 1, 2015. With 238 boats already signed up and 34 first time participants, this is shaping up to be a race you will not want to miss. ... [more]

2015 St-Barth Cata Cup - Another quickly booked up edition! By Saint-Barh Cata-Cup, , 2:07 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - GMT
While the sailing season reaches its height, organizers of the 2015 St-Barth Cata Cup have completed the registration process for the next edition of the event, held from November 18 to 22, 2015. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Worst 24 hours of the race so far By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:46 PM Thursday 21 May 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Yesterday was probably the worst 24 hours of the race so far in terms of position loss – at one point from leading most of the way since Newport, the disappointed, but still determined, men of Dongfeng were 35 miles behind Brunel, a huge distance in the current conditions and in this One Design fleet ... [more]

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