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Round Hainan Regatta - UBox tak​es line ​honours ​in tough​ first l​eg By Go4image, , 3:04 PM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Round Hainan Regatta - By crossing the line at 20:26 on Monday evening, Chinese flagged Ubox took line honours in the first 300nm offshore leg from Sanya to Haikou, Lei Wang's Swan 82 also set the new race's reference time. ... [more]

Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and new format By Yacht Racing Forum, , 2:35 PM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
The sailing world is changing fast. Flying boats, rigid sails, new events, new partners and sponsors, new venues. Following the trend, and determined to be at its heart, the Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and format for its 2015 edition, to take place over December 7-8. ... [more]

Grand Pravois Organisation - 42nd annual general meeting By Grand Pravois Organisation Press, , 2:27 PM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
Created in 1973, the association held its 42nd general meeting on Wednesday 25 February. A combined general meeting because changes were also voted concerning the association's statues. ... [more]

Olympian Greg Douglas joins National One Design Sailing Academy By National One Design Sailing Academy, , 2:17 PM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
Canada's National One Design Sailing Academy is pleased to announce that two-time Olympian Greg Douglas has joined the 1D Sailing Academy team. 'We are very excited to have Greg coming aboard,' said Dave Smith speaking for 1D. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Nuit de frayeur dans le grand sud By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:52 PM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - En 12 heures cette nuit, plus de la moitié de la flotte a été confrontée à de sérieux problèmes. Alors qu’Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing a connu un énorme « départ au tas », Mapfre, Team SCA et Dongfeng Race Team ont pour leur part expérimenté le « gybe chinois », un empannage involontaire aggravé par la position de la quille basculante. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - 南大洋上施放浮标 促进人与自然和谐发展 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:43 PM Tuesday 24 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进入第7天。六支船队在参赛之余还完成了另一项重任——帮助施放带有科学探测仪器的浮标来完成南大洋上浮标网络组建,以收集南大洋这一世界上最偏远地区的海洋数据。这也是沃尔沃环球帆船赛对保护自然环境所作出的贡献,体现了赛事“人与自然之和谐共融”的精神。 ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 12:52 PM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
On board video of Mapfre doing a Chinese Gybe in the Southern Ocean. According to crew member Rob Greenhalgh the Spanish entry nose-dived off a wave and went into a crash - Chinese gybe. Also features video from below decks and video from Team Brunel sailing at 26kts in the Southern Ocean ... [more]

2015 SSS Corinthian Regatta - Images by By, , 12:47 PM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 SSS Corinthian Regatta - San Francisco has become the Western hub of shorthanded sailing over the past few decades, and the 120 paid registrants for Saturday's Single Handed Sailing Society's Corinthian Race can lay testament to that claim. ... [more]

2015 Antigua Sailing Week - just a month away By Antigua Sailing Week, , 12:42 PM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
With less than a month to go to the 48th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, over 100 yachts are entered to take part in the Caribbean's longest running regatta, with more entries expected over the coming weeks. Antigua Sailing Week is expected to attract several thousand sailors and party revellers to Falmouth Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard for the Caribbean's most famous sailing event. ... [more]

Edgartown Race Weekend - 2015 calendar announced By Edgartown Yacht Club, , 12:10 PM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Regularly attracting entrants from the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, Edgartown Race Weekend delivers exceptional racing opportunities for IRC, PHRF Spinnaker, PHRF Non-Spinnaker and HPR handicap divisions. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 24 - Kiwi wins beauty contest By Collinson FX, , 11:37 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Dollar is also collateral damage, with the EUR rising to 1.0940, while the GBP trade 1.4940. Commodity currencies also booked big gains with the AUD rising to 0.7870, while the KIWI surged to 0.7650! The NZD Dollar is extremely attractive, as economic conditions are marginally less benign, while interest rate differentials provide massive incentive ... [more]

Sunfish US National Championship- Ecuador’s Martinetti dominates again By Sunfish Class Association, , 11:27 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
Ecuador's Jonathan Martinetti won his second consecutive Sunfish US National Championship/Midwinters on March 23 in Melbourne, Fla. The former Sunfish World Champion never finished worse than seventh in the 8-race series, to finish with a net of 13 points ... [more]

Spindrift 2’s new mast, a work of craftmanship By Spindrift racing, , 11:00 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
Spindrift racing’s sailors and hundreds of others will return to competition from 2-6 April for the famous Spi Ouest-France, which is held every year over the Easter weekend at La Trinité-sur-Mer. ... [more]

SAP 505 Worlds headed for South Africa’s 'Windy City' By Andy Rice / Sailing Intelligence, , 10:31 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
International teams from four continents are set to contest the SAP 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at the end of this month. Among the favourites for the 505 world title is the defending champion, Mike Holt from California, who won his first 505 World Championship last year in a wet and windy Kiel in Northern Germany. ... [more]

Flota del Volvo Ocean Race colabora en el estudio del Océano Austral By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:27 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
La flota de la Volvo Ocean Race se ha tomado un respiro en esta apasionante quinta etapa en su paso por el Océano Austral para prestar su apoyo a un importante proyecto ambiental ... [more]

Alinghi joins the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour By Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, , 10:02 AM Tuesday 24 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: A wild night in the Southern Ocean + Video By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 9:50 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
Four of the six Volvo Ocean Race boats suffered big hits as the Southern Ocean gave the fleet its roughest ride of the race in 12 dramatic hours. Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR), Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) and Mapfre (Iker Martínez/ESP) did Chinese gybes* Includes Video of the Mapfre Chinese Gybe, and Brunel sailing at speed ... [more]

Etchells West Coast Series - Vince Brun wins first installment By San Diego Yacht Club, , 9:49 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
This past weekend in Etchells West Coast Series, champion Vince Brun walked away from the Bill Bennett Cup with a lot more than just his first place finish. Brun and Bennett sailed together to win the Etchells World Championship in 2000, and for Brun, this regatta is a sentimental one. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Deploying the Buoy By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:17 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has taken some time out from the thrilling Leg 5 racing through the Southern Ocean to assist with an important environmental project. As planned, all six boats dropped buoys laden with scientific equipment – or ‘drifters' – to help collect oceanic data from one of the most remote areas of the world. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Stu Bannatyne reports from a warm Southern Ocean By Stu Bannatyne, , 8:52 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
New recruit to Team Alvimedica, Stu Bannatyne reports on his eighth foray into the Southern Ocean, on Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. It is good to be back! The leg so far has not disappointed in terms of delivering some exhilarating downwind sailing. After a quick chat with navigator Will it sounds like there is plenty more to come yet, too. ... [more]

Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women's Challenge: Day 2 Racing VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 8:51 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 20th anniversary of the Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women's Challenge was held on March 22 with a record fleet participating. Transfusion led the fleet from the Division One start ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet gybes and heads east again By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:37 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After a period of unstable conditions and differing opinions in angles to sail, all the fleet has gybed and is heading east again. ... [more]

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Two shows and 90 minutes from everywhere By Nic Douglass, Sydney , 7:41 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
An amazing amalgamation of my 41st show's content from on the ground in Auckland for the Auckland Volvo Ocean Race stopover, and my adventures back in Sydney this week. Only just to call it show 41 & 42 with 90 minutes of sailing action! From ocean racing, to Olympics to the AC this show has it all; Burling, Walker, Spithill, Page and Chappo to name a few... ... [more]

Magic Marine RS600 Winter Championships - Overall report By Brian Briggs, , 3:00 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
A grey drizzly day with cold force three to four North Easterly winds greeted the competitors for the Magic Marine RS600 Winter Championship, but the drizzle did stop before the racing started. ... [more]

America's Cup: AC72 - Luna Rossa Catamaran images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 2:33 AM Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 - GMT
>Photographer Carlo Borlenghi provided these images of the AC72 “Luna Rossa” catamaran, from the 34th America's Cup, now on display at the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo Da Vinci” of Milan. ... [more]

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