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RCIYC Spring Regatta 2015 overall By William Harris, , 10:59 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
Held in St Aubin’s Bay over the weekend of 25 and 26 April, the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s Spring Regatta was treated to a challenging variety of wind conditions with light and very wet conditions on Saturday and zero wind on Sunday morning, the saving grace being a fine breeze that filled in shortly after midday. ...

Doyle Sails New Zealand revolutionises sail art By Ellie Brade, , 10:37 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
Doyle Sails Auckland Stratis loft has launched a new product; Stratis Sail Art, which allows photo quality printing on sails for the first time ever. The industry-leading New Zealand production facility has pioneered custom printing on Stratis membranes before the sails are laminated, resulting in the most-detailed sail art to date. ...

2015 WWA Wakeboard National Championships qualification rules update By World Wakeboard Association, , 9:28 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
All riders must compete in their respective WWA Regional Championships to be invited to the 2015 WWA Wakeboard National Championships (boat only) ...

Transpac YC announces the Tahiti 2016 Race By Transpac YC, , 9:12 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
Transpac has received several inquiries from interested sailors about another race from Los Angeles to Tahiti. First run in 1925 and then popular from the 50s through the 70s, in recent years, Transpac YC has resumed this legendary race ...

Cheeki Rafiki- A UK production yacht builder speaks out By George Stead, Auckland, NZ , 9:08 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
The Cheeki Rafiki accident to me was very simple, the keel broke off due to the modern way keels are being fitted. No crew sailing across the Atlantic in a modern Cat 1 yacht should expect the keel to break off even if it hits or had hit something previously. ...

Edmond de Rothschild Regatta – Official partner announced By RHKYC Media, , 8:55 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
Van Eyck, the Belgian fine jeweler founded by Alon Garty, was announced as Official Partner for the inaugural Edmond de Rothschild Regatta Series at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. ...

Ny rysare i Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:35 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Efter 17 dygn på havet håller Martin Strömbergs Dongfeng Race Team fast vid en knapp ledning över Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing och imorgon beräknas de nå Newport i USA. Det lag som är snabbast genom strömmarna och de lätta vindarna på vägen dit kommer att vinna den sjätte etappen ...

Garda Trentino Olympic - Australian Sailing Team kicks-off competition By Cora Zillich, , 8:18 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
A group of thirteen Australian Sailing Team and Squad athletes will compete at the Eurosaf Garda Trentino Olympic Week in Italy (6-10 May), the second leg of five in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Cup. Racing is scheduled to begin at the mid-day local time today (Wednesday 6 May – 20:00 AEST). Medal races are scheduled for Sunday, 10 May ...

2015 SB20 Grand Slam Series - Results and winners announced in Hyères By True Angle Editorial, , 8:03 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
The first SB20 Grand Slam of the 2015 season welcomed an international fleet to Hyères, in the South of France, for a fantastically close regatta with some spectacular sailing conditions from May 1-3, 2015 ...

2015 NYYC Annual Regatta - Tradition of competition and camaraderie By Barby MacGowan, , 5:09 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
The organizers of New York Yacht Club’s first Annual Regatta in 1846 would have been hard-pressed to envision that it would become an annual event about to be run for the 161st time in the year 2015. The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex is now widely considered to be a cornerstone of the summer sailing season. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - There is plenty of Gulf Stream left in this leg By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 4:27 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
Dongfeng still leads, but as the overall race leader, Ian Walker skipper of Abu Dhabi Racing often likes to say, “There’s plenty of golf left in this hole!” He is probably correct again. There are several obstacles left before they can cross the finish line in Newport and sample the town’s legendary hospitality. ...

Crewsaver 2000 Millenium Series at Broadstairs SC - A family affair! By Matt, Gwen and Johnny Sargent, , 4:07 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
The Crewsaver 2000 Millenium Series Event at Broadstairs SC 2-3 May 2015 was a full on family affair with a son and his mother in first and third, a whole family in racing in the second place boat, and father and son combinations in fifth and eighth. Despite an even worse than usual May Bank Holiday forecast ten boats made the trip. ...

Raja Muda proposes TP52 division, and more By RMSIR Media, Port Klang, Malaysia , 3:02 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
The organising committee for the 26th Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR) has been approached by some boat owners who are keen to form an Asian TP52 group to race in regional regattas. The number of TPs in Asia has grown steadily in the last few years, and with the arrival of new boats recently the opportunity now exists to run truly competitive racing for these Grand Prix race boats ...

Three must-have boating skills you’ll need this summer By D. Scott Croft, , 2:48 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
What are three of the most common skills any boater will need to know this summer? “Docking is often seen as a spectator sport, but everyone needs to know how to do it safely,” said BoatUS Magazine Executive Editor Mike Vatalaro. “Beaching your boat is also a common maneuver, as is using your boat’s trim tabs to get the best ride, so we’ve done three short videos that address each.” ...

America's Cup- Oracle Team USA sail in Bermuda on AC45s - Video By Sail-World.com NZL, , 2:21 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA launched their AC45S in Bermuda and had a first sail on Monday. The AC45S is the so-called Sport version of the AC45 one design, meaning that it is fitted with custom build foils and has a beam and proportions which more closely resemble the measurements ratio expected for the AC48. ...

Rolex China Sea Race wins again - Best Asian Regatta By RHKYC, , 2:20 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Rolex China Sea Race has won Best Asian Regatta at the 11th Asia Boating Awards organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines. The awards were presented during a luxurious gala at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel on the opening night of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show (May 1-3). ...

Queensland Etchells – Invasion By John Curnow, , 12:59 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
The State of Is must have cast its spell wonderfully. There was a small, but none the less powerful contingent of Southerners that arrived to contest the recent Etchells Brisbane Fleet Championships. Early birds had to sit out the torrential rain, yet it almost seems as if Hughie, the God of Wind, was also keen to see this high-end sailing take place. ...

The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 6 Week 3 Review By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 12:42 AM Wed 6 May 2015 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. If the first week of Leg 6 was all about strategy – ‘The Tack’, outrunning the cold front and skirting the South Atlantic High – then the second week has been all about boat speed. Relentless, high pressure, pour-it-on-and-don’t-blink boat speed. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - The unique communications bubble By Mark Turner, , 11:29 PM Tue 5 May 2015 GMT
Before Dongfeng Race Team, since competing in i in 1989, I’ve only watched the Volvo Ocean Race just like any other fan from afar. One aspect of this race that I had some difficulty getting my head around at the beginning, has become a defining element for me, and for the communications strategy of Dongfeng Race Team. And that is the total comms lockdown onboard the boats. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - with 400 miles to Newport, the fleet is closing up By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:45 PM Tue 5 May 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The wind started dropping below 10 knots around 1200 UTC today. Subsequently, the fleet gained ground on Dongfeng Race Team every hour, the back-runners being in 1 to 2 more knots of wind. ...

Les Voiles de St. Barth – A Yachting Affair By Sail Couture, , 5:07 PM Tue 5 May 2015 GMT
All the elements were in place to make the sixth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth an exceptional event, with a magnificent 70-boat fleet enjoying steadfast competition, ideal Caribbean weather and lively shore-side events throughout the week ...

Le Grand Prix Guyader reste à terre By Grand Prix Guyader / SRD, , 4:37 PM Tue 5 May 2015 GMT
Grand Prix Guyader – Pas de course en baie aujourd’hui, les marins sont restés au port de Tréboul, ça soufflait trop fort et la mer était très mauvaise. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – ¿Quién ganará la etapa 6? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:01 PM Tue 5 May 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Cuando quedan menos de 500 millas y 48 horas para la llegada de la etapa 6 de itajaí (Brasil) a Newport (Estados Unidos), todas las opciones continúan abiertas: Dongfeng es líder por sólo 1,9 millas sobre Abu Dhabi, y Mapfre, cuarto, le pisa los talones a Team Brunel ...

Road to Rio 2016 with Luke Patience and Elliot Willis (Team GBR) By Jonny Fullerton, , 3:37 PM Tue 5 May 2015 GMT
Jonny Fullerton talks to London 2012 silver medallists in the 470 Class about their goals for 2015 on the Road to Rio. ...

Cabela’s names Navico 2014 vendor of the year By Navico, , 3:17 PM Tue 5 May 2015 GMT
Navico, the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands — has been named Cabela’s® 2014 Vendor of the Year for the General Outdoors Division. ...

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