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Bart's Bash, Philippine Hobie Challenge, VOR in the blocks | 24/09/2014
Bart's Bash... Scott on fire.... skiffs crash and burn... | 20/09/2014
Bart's Bash in Asia, Sunshine in Hong Kong, Vestas win in Alicante | 16/09/2014
Does event coverage matter? | 10/09/2014
Another Worlds for Royal Hong Kong YC | 04/09/2014
Round Britain, Sail-World 2.0, Youth Olympics, Hamo | 20/08/2014
Consumption Tax in China, Around Britain at 25kts, velodromes, Vestas | 14/08/2014
A new boat show in Asia? This one's different. | 07/08/2014
Rio: sailing in a sewer? | 31/07/2014
AC unfazed, Vietnam marina development, China auction | 26/07/2014
A pernicious protocol, VO65s toe-to-toe, Oats XI's nose job, more... | 19/07/2014
Hong Kong steps up, Williams ducks, Fireballs in Thailand | 09/07/2014
Real money for UK AC challenge; what's a foil worth?; stolen to China? | 03/07/2014
Racing the Taiwan Strait, PR spin (or not), more... | 25/06/2014
America's Cup 35 Protocol: business as usual | 12/06/2014
Volvo Ocean Race - Boat designed for racing or for torment? | 04/06/2014
Sail-World Asia: wondering about Cheeki Rafiki | 28/05/2014
World-class match racing, but where were the spectators? | 21/05/2014
Sail-World Asia: MOB, seasick VOR sailors, and the Rolex China Sea Race (but not in that order) | 04/04/2014
Sail-World.com: keeping an eye on Asia | 01/04/2014
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News - Asia and the World

After being graced with plenty of late summer sunshine during the opening days of the event, more autumnal weather moved in on the fifth day of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam with grey skies and infrequent showers. Unfortunately though the light winds continued as the sailors endured another lay day. ... [more]  

The largest Laser World Championship in history will be taking place on the south coast of France when 515 sailors, representing 36 different countries, begin racing on October 5 to open the 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships. The Laser remains one of the best and most popular boats worldwide in which to enjoy the sport of sailing. ... [more]  

Carlo Borlenghi was back on the water for day two at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

It has been an interesting journey so far for the Chinese team in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team. Approximately 10 months ago this team set out on a mission to select and train Chinese recruits in the hope that they would be ‘race ready’ for the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race fans can now carry the world’s toughest ocean race in their pocket, thanks to the launch of a new official mobile app. Developed for both iOS and Android systems, the app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play now – and boasts a host of exciting features which will allow users to be closer to the on-water adventure than ever before. ... [more]  

Route du Rhum 2014 - The Sultanate of Oman’s flagship campaign, Musandam-Oman Sail, a 70ft trimaran skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet and more commonly used by the national initiative Oman Sail as an ultra high-performance training platform for a number of successful Omani sailors, raced the Azimut Challenge in Lorient, France, last weekend, finishing second overall in the 'Ultimes' Class. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing ... [more]  

Sunset+Vine|APP, the Oxford-based unit of the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, has helped ISAF smash all previous broadcaster records for the recent Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Don’t forget to enter the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. There are only two days left to take advantage of the discounted entry price offer. ... [more]  

The waiting game continued on day four of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam as the light winds continued. Over the course of the day a few sailors took the opportunity to make the most of the small waves on offer, either surfing or SUPping. After spending the day on hold the sailors were released at 4:30pm. ... [more]  

After Gmunden, Austria, in 2011 and Cala de' Medici, Italy, in 2012 and after a pained second place, same points with the Portogues 'Credite Egs' in Portosin, Spain, last year, the Italian crew coming from Puglia 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda', with Sandro Montefusco at the helm and his brother Paolo as a tactician, confirms for the third time the Platu 25 World Championship title. ... [more]  

Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for the first day of competition at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site for day one of racing at the 2014 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published guidelines for candidates bidding to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship. Bids to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds must be received by Friday 24 October 2014. ... [more]  

The onboard medic-sailors competing in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race have completed their last medical training. More than a basic first aid refresher course, the mandatory medical training each Volvo Ocean Race team had to carry out in the last few months and days are key to survival while at sea. ... [more]  

The 2014 Extreme Sailing Series reaches a ‘critical’ point with Act 7 in Nice later this week but Oman Sail’s crews on The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air are relishing the growing challenge and its intensity. Lying just one point behind series leaders Alinghi after closing the gap in Istanbul, The Wave, Muscat is gearing up for the last two events starting with Nice on Thursday. ... [more]  

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s flagship China Coast Regatta for IRC and HKPN rated boats will take place from 10 to 12 October this year, following a tried and tested three-day format which offers competitors a variety of windward / leeward, geometric and islands courses in the waters to the south of Hong Kong Island and west of Lamma Island. ... [more]  

The Extreme Sailing Series event in Istanbul seems to have only just finished, but already the containers are in the Ville de Nice set to gear up for this weeks penultimate regatta. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back onboard this week, fresh from their 49er World Championship win and looking to make it two wins from two events for Emirates Team New Zealand on the ?Extreme Sailing Series ... [more]  

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Oracle Team USA's winning AC72 takes to the streets of San Francisco, one year on from the Team's successful Defence of the America's Cup. This week the AC72 catamaran Oracle Team USA raced to victory is going to be a special guest at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Matches between the world’s top two match racing skippers are always aggressive affairs on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). In the pre-start of the first match, Canfield stuck two penalties on Williams, leaving the British boat playing catch-up. ... [more]  

Pantaenius, the world’s leading specialist yacht insurance company, has been at the forefront of yacht insurance for more than 40 years, earning a reputation for transparency and commitment to customer service that provides round-the-clock international support and reliable, speedy claims settlement. ... [more]  

At the time that we are writing this, it is almost exactly a week since the first race took place at Wakatere Boating Club in New Zealand, followed by hundreds of races across the globe that we have been told attracted record numbers of sailors to your clubs ... [more]  

2014 17th Asian Games - The Indian duo, who led a small bunch of six teams after six races on Friday, finished third in the seventh race but were disqualified later to pick up seven penalty points after one of the competing teams, Malaysia, protested against one of their maneuvers and it was upheld by the race organisers at Wangsan Sailing Marina. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ... [more]  

Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: Cannes at its best by Eugenia Bakunova, www.mainsail.ru
The 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai drew to a close on Saturday. Photographer Eugenia Bakunova was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this second gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ... [more]  

David Gilmour was the only skipper to keep a clean sheet in today’s light-air action at the Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. Team Gilmour swept aside their fellow Western Australians in a 3-0 Quarter Final against Keith Swinton and Team Alpari FX. The young Aussies then took the first match of their Semi-Final against the reigning ISAF World Champions, Taylor Canfield and US One. ... [more]  

Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew responded to a challenging qualifying session on Friday in Lelystad, to win a tense quarter-final against Phil Robertson (WAKA Racing), 3-2 and book a fifth consecutive semi-final in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour at the Dutch Match Cup. ... [more]  

The seven One Design VOR 65s were built by a consortium led by Green Marine in the UK. The first of those for the Team SCA women wad delivered in October 2013, the last was supplied to Team Vestas Wind in August 2014. ... [more]  

Over the last year we have interviewed Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race four times, at times the stress has shown but yesterday just eleven days before the start of the 2014-2015 Race, he was like a different person, when we met with him again, at Volvo Ocean race headquarters portside in Alicante ... [more]  

2014 J/24 World Championship - With just a few points between Will Welles Cougar (USA) and Mauricio Santa Cruz Bruschetta (BRA) there was no room for error in the final two races of the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. ... [more]  

Writing on his Facebook page on the 12 month anniversary of Oracle Team USA's win in the 34th America's Cup, then team CEO, Russell Coutts cites seven reasons why the US team were successful in their Defence of the trophy. ... [more]  

You are now looking at what will be on offer at the 2015 Byte CII Worlds! Block out your calendar for 4th-10th July 2015 as this is when the Byte CII class will be visiting the premier sailing club and centre of sailing in Thailand, the Royal Varuna Yacht Club (RVYC) for the prestigious 2015 Byte CII World Championships. ... [more]  

Going into the final of 22 flights of Qualifying at the Dutch Match Cup, two of the big guns on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour were staring down the barrel of elimination. Either Bjorn Hansen of Sweden or Ian Williams of Great Britain would be facing an early bath in Lelystad. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup qualification system published
Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre named as Spanish team sponsor + Video
Extreme Sailing Series returns to Nice for the penultimate Act of 2014
ISAF invites bids for 2016 Women's Match Racing World Championship
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne - Teaming up
Mascalzone Latino Jr. named 2014 Melges 20 European Ranking Champion
J/24 World Championship - Will Welles hangs on going into last day
Open 2.4mR World Championship on the horizon
Bart's Bash - Top photographers gain special entry
Platu 25 Worlds - EUZ II Monella Vagabonda is still leading in France
Dutch Match Cup - High winds and big wipeouts in Lelystad
Route du Rhum - Yann Guichard to sail Spindrift 2 solo
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Best sailing photo of the year sought
Volvo Ocean Race - Yann Riou, getting you up close and personal
Marseille One Design concludes GC32 racing season + Video
World Yacht Racing Forum - Seventh edition to take place in Barcelona
Record number of entries for the Sailing Champions League
Platu 25 World Championship - Euz II Monella Vagabonda still leading
Rolex Middle Sea Race Record - A possibility for Esimit Europa 2
2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles holds advantage
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Champions confirm Abu Dhabi attendance   
Dutch Match Cup - Top three keep perfect score   
80 boats racing at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club for Bart's Bash   
Extreme Sailing Series, the leading sponsor-funded global circuit   
Predictwind and Iridium offer Sat Phone comms at Mobile Phone pricing   
Concern that ISAF proposal will cause chaos in the sport   
2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles takes lead   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante   
Bart’s Bash sets new Guinness World Record as the Largest Sailing Race   
Dutch Match Cup - The race to master a new challenge + Video   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Deadline for entries fast approaching   
Volvo Ocean Race - Final checks and finishing touches + Video   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014   
Bart's Bash - Sailing legend and crew from world's longest yacht race   
Learning to Fly: A test ride on Stratis, the foiling SL33   
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Video highlights   
LJ Hooker Queensland Etchells Championship – Great therapy…   
J/24 Worlds - Opening day leaves two teams tied on points for lead   
PHINSAF releases NOR for 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Suited, booted and ready for the start   


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