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Rio 2016 - Franck Cammas injury expected to end Olympic campaign By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 6:41 PM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
French newspaper Ouest-France reports that Groupama Team France skipper, Franck Cammas who injured his right leg during training in foiling GC32 catamarans, is expected to miss the 2016 Olympics as a result of the injury. As reported previously Franck Cammas had orthopedic surgery in Nantes on Monday night local time ...

RORC Transatlantic Race – MOD's flying west on Day 4 + Video By RORC Press, , 11:53 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
Day four of the RORC Transatlantic Race and the MOD 70s are heading west at alarming speed. Zed 6 is about to have it all on to the north and the IRC fleet is experiencing light winds in the high pressure off the Western Sahara ...

Clipper Round the World Race – Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup kicks off By Clipper Ventures, , 11:41 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has started race four, the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup to Sydney, departing Official Host Port, City of Albany, Western Australia. ...

Seattle's Turkey Bowl Regatta – RS Aeros overall By Peter Barton, , 10:07 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
Great to see nine RS Aeros out at Corinthian Yacht Club, Seattle for their Turkey Bowl Regatta on 21/22nd November with more new faces emerging. ...

Para World Sailing Championships – SKUD duo fight back on day four By Lindsey Bell, , 9:52 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
Paralympic bronze medallists Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell showed their mettle at the Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne on Tuesday ...

2015 Para World Sailing Championships – Wild swings By Bernie Kaaks, , 9:41 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
Para World Sailing Championships – Vigilance and strict observance was required on the fourth day of racing at the championships being held out of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia. ...

2015 Finn Gold Cup – Some photos to wrap up the event By Robert Deaves, , 9:20 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
2015 Finn Gold Cup – After a successful week in Takapuna both on and off the water here are a few of the best photos to end our coverage. There is more to come out of the event, but that is for later. ...

Luderitz Speed Challenge – WSSR announces a new World Record + Video By John Reed, , 9:02 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
Luderitz Speed Challenge – The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new World Record ...

359 emergency VHF radio calls from recreational boaties By Vince Cholewa, , 5:39 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
The Maritime Operations Centre has already this year received 359 emergency VHF radio calls from recreational boaties. Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) Manager, Mike Hill said this highlights that communications equipment is an essential part of safe recreational boating. ...

2015 Para World Sailing Championships - Tough day four By Cora Zillich, , 5:30 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
2015 Para World Sailing Championships - It was a tough day in the office on day four of the 2015 Para World Sailing Championship but overall standings remain intact for Australian Sailing Team’s crews after up and down results across the fleets. ...

70-year-old solo sailor rescued after head injury By Maritime NZ, , 5:21 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
A 70-year-old solo sailor has been rescued from his 10m yacht 20 km off the Wairarapa coast after being struck on the head by the vessel’s boom. The man, sailing from Auckland to Picton, made a mayday call shortly before 11am, and the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ managed the rescue operation. ...

Richard Hart and Juri Saraskin inducted into Finn Class Hall of Fame By Robert Deaves, , 4:26 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
2015 Finn Gold Cup - Two of the Finn classes longest serving officials were honoured during the prizegiving ceremony at the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, by being inducted into the prestigious Finn Class Hall of Fame. ...

Bavaria – nowhere near the sea! By John Curnow, , 2:57 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
Bayern, the magnificent German State is a decent plane ride from the ocean, but does own some killer mountain views. Now the yacht builder takes its name from its home State, but obviously it too is nowhere near the sea. Actually it is closer to the centre of Germany, in between Frankfurt am Main and Nuremberg, above Stuttgart and just below Würzburg. Giebelstadt is in Lower Franconia, which is ri ...

Changed boating conditions on Hastings River at Port Macquarie By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 2:36 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of the Hastings River between Port Macquarie Town Wharf and Pelican Island this Saturday for the safe staging of a fireworks display. ...

2015 Jules Verne Trophy - Jumping onto a moving train By Spindrift Racing, , 2:11 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
2015 Jules Verne Trophy - After the speed of the North Atlantic, Spindrift 2’s crew have had to show some patience since entering the Southern hemisphere. The area of the St Helena High offers dreamy temperatures and starry nights, but these are a quite different kind of comfort from the ones those chasing records look out for. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Sydney yacht racing to reach start line By Jim Gale, , 1:19 AM Tue 1 Dec 2015 GMT
2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Come-on guys admit it - we have all done a little bit of ploughing at some time. Maybe we cut a corner a little too aggressively, or relaxed a bit too much on a lazy twilight jolly - mostly it amounts to no more than red faces and a ribbing back at the club bar. ...

America's Cup - French skipper suffers serious injury from foil strike By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:18 PM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
French America's Cup skipper, Franck Cammas has been badly injured after falling overboard from the teams training boat, and hitting his right leg on one of the foils. Reports in various French media state that his right foot was partially severed at the right ankle, after his leg struck one of the foiling catamarans rudder foils. ...

Sydney Hobart Race – Is there a Yiddish Sailing Manual? By John Curnow, , 4:21 PM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
Honestly, I have no idea. Let alone if there are ones in Spanish, German or Mandarin. I expect so, and would fumble my way through all of those, in about the same order as that list is written. Declining degrees of accuracy are a given. No doubt they would cover off parts of the boat and sails, trimming, helming, weather and so on. ...

2015 Para World Sailing – Fia Fjelddahl has Rio 2016 in her sights By Daniel Smith, , 1:38 PM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
2015 Para World Sailing Championships – Sweden's Fia Fjelddahl has a wise old brain on young shoulders as she bids to qualify her nation for Rio 2016, become a role model and make those closest to her proud in Williamstown, Australia. ...

Etchells Pre-Xmas Series - Flight 5 - two wins to Feng Shui By Etchells, , 12:08 PM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
Following a weekend of gales and thunderstorms, Tuesday dawned bright and calm and, thanks to many crossed fingers, the fine conditions held for a flawless evening of close racing in a warm, light breeze and slack tide. Flawless, that is, apart from the obvious lacuna in your correspondent's crew (bloody no-show lawyers. They are the WORST). In fact, the beats favoured a double-handed set-up ...

Para Sailing Worlds – British Team poised for podium By Lindsey Bell, , 10:20 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
The Para Sailing World Championships reached its halfway stage amid breezy conditions in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday (30 November), with the British Sailing Team poised in two podium positions with three days of racing to go. ...

Para World Championships – Carnage on the water By Cora Zillich, , 9:52 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
At the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships it was a wild day on Port Phillip with strong winds challenging the skills of the fleet on day three of the event, causing carnage for some, but with all Australian Sailing crews rising to the challenge. ...

Para World Sailing Champs – Collisions and chaos in tough conditions By Bernie Kaaks, , 9:24 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
Broken masts, collisions and a tough old day for the sailors at the Para World Sailing Championships as Port Phillip showed its wild side on the third day of competition in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia. ...

Tasmania's PJ Super Series – Day 2 overall By Peter Campbell, , 9:09 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
PJ Super Series – Many of the young sailors have used the regatta as a final tune-up for their class nationals over Christmas-New Year, most of which will be sailed in New South Wales. ...

Summer comes to Napier for the North Island Lasers By Nick Page, Napier , 8:09 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
Napier again hosted the North Island Laser Championships as part of their Summer regatta, with competitors welcomed by 27degree temperatures causing many of the Wellington contingent to remark on the contrast with spring in Wellington! There was a fantastic turnout with over 50 Lasers entered ...

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