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Marinas' eco awards, Empire Hall of Fame, Superior adds Andrew Scott | 02/09/2014
Southport Yacht Club Clean Marina, Rio report, marineX@marine15 update | 26/08/2014
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Marine15 takes shape, Pacific Boating top SIBS, Auckland show readies | 13/08/2014
Sydney show shines, Temple to retire, Aquila launches downunder | 06/08/2014
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Sydney Boat Show next week! Concordia towed, Fishing fun at GC Expo | 22/07/2014
Taiwan's Superior marina, hyperdrive to clean Rio water, SIBS 2 weeks | 15/07/2014
Sydney Boat Show news, Marine Auctions heat up, Auckland show preview | 08/07/2014
Whale tales, SA Marina Day initiative, METS already 90% booked | 01/07/2014
Charity focus for GC Expo, SIBS launches, FREE NZ marine listing site | 24/06/2014
Positive vibe Melbourne Boat Show, Cannes rebrands, Fight for the Reef | 17/06/2014
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News - Asia and the World

World sailing history was created earlier today when Dongfeng Race Team became the first Chinese yacht to have a win in a premier trans-ocean racing event. Her win was also a first in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race. At 1131hrs UTC the Chinese flagged entry emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall leadin the 40,000nm event with six stages to go. ... [more]  

Next weekend Asia’s No 1 sailing adventure race celebrates 31 years of running the hills of Hong Kong. And sailing to get there in the first place! Every year in January, yachtsmen and runners come together for one of Asia’s toughest sporting challenges, the Aberdeen Boat Club’s Four Peaks Race, in Hong Kong. Held in cold, bracing conditions, the race demands sweat and tears from the competitors ... [more]  

Winner of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng, have released footage taken from a drone launched from the Volvo Ocean Race yacht, as she sails in light airs on the last days of Leg 3 of the race. It is believed to be the first time a drone, launched from a competitor, has been used in a major ocean race. ... [more]  

On the morning of the 26th of January, the Maersk Line ship MV Stockholm delivered the Team Vestas Wind's damaged VO65 to the port in Genoa, Italy. From here she will be taken to the Persico building facilty where the rebuild of the wrecked boat will be undertaken. The team's goal is to rejoin the race in Lisbon, Portugal in June, 2015. ... [more]  

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is considering backing Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid, in a move that would propel the fortunes of the Olympic gold medallist yet further. Sir Ben is believed to have asked the Virgin billionaire to consider backing the venture when he and his new wife, Georgie Thompson, spent time on Sir Richard’s Necker Island in January. ... [more]  

Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview by Alpari World Match Racing Tour
The final event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Monsoon Cup Malaysia, is to take place in its new home of Johor, the southernmost state of Malaysia, over 10th-14th February. In addition to being the grand finale of the Tour, the event will also see the 2014 ISAF Match Racing World Champion crowned. ... [more]  

In the Barcelona World Race the two lead boats are preparing for a gruelling 3,500-mile game of chase across the Southern Ocean, until the next natural gateway of the course, Cape Leeuwin in south-west Australia. ... [more]  

SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship final day was yet another frustrating day for competitors as they struggled with a second consecutive day of massive wind shifts and gusts. Luck played a key role in the results for the races of the day but with only two races in the RS:One, RS:X and Techno 293 classes, leaderboard positions remained unchanged from the previous day. ... [more]  

40 year old Charles Caudrelier the skipper of race leader Dongfeng was a major figure of the winning French team Groupama in 2011-12 . With the Dongfeng team now approaching Sanya, almost unstoppable, its worthwhile hearing from Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad who is hugely pleased with the current on water situation. ... [more]  

Auckland Optimists: More images from Day 3 at Wakatere by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Second image gallery from Day 3, and the final day of the 2015 Auckland Optimist and Starling Championships, contested by 235 sailors across the Optimist Green and Open fleets and Starlings. Entries came from six countries for the Optimist regatta. which was part of the Optimist ranking series. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race. The northerly drag race continues, with the stable light wind forecast to drop slightly. The boats have all remained in position, if anything cementing their places with gaps between them increasing slightly through the night. ... [more]  

Auckland Optimists: Images from Day 3 at Wakatere by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Image gallery from Day 3, and the final day of the 2015 Auckland Optimist and Starling Championships, contested by 235 sailors across the Optimist Green and Open fleets and Starlings. Entries came from six countries for the Optimist regatta. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Sailing in a straight line was never supposed to be as tense as this. We’ve been pointing at Sanya for almost a day now and fortunately, Alvimedica, MAPFRE, and Brunel far enough back to not be in AIS range anymore. The problem is they’re not in AIS range anymore. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - After what can only be described as a frustrating few days of wind and current conditions in the Malacca Strait, the shipping lanes we had to pass were a bit more entertaining as it was upwind which meant some tacking. ... [more]  

After three days of racing in champagne conditions the largest junior one design regatta ever staged in New Zealand is over Sailed from Wakatere Boating Club, with assistance from several Auckland yacht clubs, and many volunteers, the racing was virtually incident free, with three races per class being sailed on each of the three days. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Tune in here to see the finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race in Sanya. Will sailing history be made? Can Dongfeng become the first Chinese flagged yacht to win a Leg in a Round the World Race? ... [more]  

2015 SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship - 'Racing conditions provided to be tricky on the penultimate day of the SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship as participants found themselves competing in light and extremely shifty winds coupled with occasional gusts. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Bigger than ever in 2015, with an atmosphere crackling with adrenaline, the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, was ground zero on Sunday as competitors from 63 countries made their final preparations. ... [more]  

An all new format and route is set to provide the teams of 'EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour' (SATT) a fresh challenge in 2015 as the appeal of the Gulf region’s leading offshore race is set to grow further. The event takes place 15-28 February, with practice races taking place from 8 February ... [more]  

The Chinese entry Dong looks set to create sailing sailing history when she finishes first on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Sanya in two days time. Includes video Currently Dongfeng is 250 nm to the finish line in Sanya and the chasing pack with ADOR ahead in second place 55+ nm behind the Chinese team. ... [more]  

The first of the iconic Great Capes has been passed in the Barcelona World Race with Cheminées Poujoulat rounding the Cape of Good Hope earlier this morning. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed 20°E around 400 miles south of Cape Agulhas – the southernmost tip of Africa – at 0935am (UTC) today and have begun the Indian Ocean leg of their race around Antarctica. ... [more]  

Auckland Optimist Championships: Images from Wakatere by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The combined Auckland Optimist Championships and Auckland Starling Championships are underway at Wakatere BC. The combined fleet size is believed to make this regatta the largest junior one design event ever held in New Zealand. ... [more]  

The Classic 18fters were racing again on Saturday on Sydney harbour. Michael Chittenden caught the action from a shore vantage point. ... [more]  

When race leader Dongfeng rounded Singapore 60+ nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack, it looked like the final 1200 miles of Leg three would be a procession but over the last day, the Volvo Ocean race leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya China appears to have tightened incredibly. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The first of the Great Capes is fast-approaching, with the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race expected to pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa tomorrow. As they pass 20°E, the Atlantic Ocean will deliver its verdict – did Cheminées Poujoulat’s east-bound track or Neutrogena’s southerly gamble pay off? ... [more]  

The 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has already attracted entries from 20 different countries: Antigua, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, St.Maarten, Uruguay, USA and the US Virgin Islands. ... [more]  

The world is watching. Can Dongfeng Race Team hold onto their 57 nautical miles lead to China for what will essentially be the ultimate home victory? Or will another team get desperate and make a bold decision that could cost Dongfeng their win? ... [more]  

Six young Omani sailors between the ages of 8-15 have qualified in the top fleet at Oman Sail's Mussanah Race Week 2015 after the first two days of racing were dominated by the world's foremost Optimist sailors. By the end of six races on Thursday, contested by 112 sailors representing 19 countries, the largest Optimist fleet ever to be hosted in Asia ... [more]  

Most of the marque classes at Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 came down to the last day of the regatta, which delivered the toughest conditions of the week. Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on Friday, forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Sport met science today on the Barcelona World Race when the pairs of skippers took the first opportunity to deploy their data monitoring Argo beacon which was given to them in Bareclona prior to the start. ... [more]  

Racing got off to a perfect start at the SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship. The event sees Asia’s top-ranked windsurfers pit their skills against each other in largest multi-class event on the local windsurfing calendar. The event has drawn competitors from 10 territories – Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, China, India and Singapore ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - With a solid 17-20 knots from the north east, reducing the possibility of a distance sapping park up, the likehood of the Leg three leader the Chinese boat Dongfeng getting the gun in Sanya just 640 nautical miles ahead continues to strengthen. ... [more]  

The 2015 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship set to be held in Swinoujscie, Poland from 15 – 19 September 2015 Notice of Race has been released. ... [more]  

Currently doing scheduled maintenance.
Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Highlight video released
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont
Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng? Race Team suffer? damage
America's Cup: Italy to host first America's Cup World Series regatta
Images of the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1:
Millennium Cup: Racing in the picturesque Bay of Islands
Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away
Barcelona World Race - 'Haves' and 'Have Nots'
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Jack Bouttell onboard Dongfeng
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Game time!
Düsseldorf Boat Show - Land Rover Above and Beyond Award
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 – Ninth year ready to rock!
America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda
Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015
VOR - I dreamt that Alvimedica overtook us and woke up crying
Barcelona World Race - Leaders enter the fastest section of the course
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview
Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!!   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video   
World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration   
Inaugural Phuket Yacht Show postponed   
Kieler Woche 2015 promotes Olympic sailing competitions   
Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Kiteboarding and Dragons return   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview   
Volvo Ocean Race - Malaccan Strait lottery for Donfeng Race Team?   
Barcelona World Race - The South is looming.   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January   
Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Entering the Malacca Strait   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: More Alex McKinnon images   
Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 5 Blue skies and fair winds   
Royal Langkawi International Regatta: Breeze all the way to the finish   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Final day's action and Interviews   
Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 - NOR published   
Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Glorious Day 4   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet on the Monsoon trail   


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