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Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week day 3 - Brilliant day in paradise | 12/08/2012
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week day 2 - Sailing in Paradise | 11/08/2012
Jessica Watson inspires local students | 10/08/2012
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week day 1 - Perfect Trade wind sailing | 10/08/2012
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week - Tropical Racing tomorrow | 09/08/2012
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 – the stage is set | 09/08/2012
New Record fleet for Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 | 06/08/2012
Locals set to perform at Airlie Beach Race Week | 30/07/2012
Yachting Australia's National Boat Owners Meeting: CYCA Friday 27 July | 26/07/2012
Olympics, Worlds, America’s Cup and the Northern regattas | 25/07/2012
Businesses support Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 | 23/07/2012
Lunchtime Legends the 100th entry for Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 | 23/07/2012
The heart of Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week | 23/07/2012
America's Cup - AC72 Launch - Major milestone reached for 34th America's Cup | 22/07/2012
It’s getting Crazy | 20/07/2012
The Road to Weymouth continues for the Australian team | 15/07/2012
Heaven can wait – another 12 hours!!! | 12/07/2012
Jessica Watson sailing at Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 | 12/07/2012
Aussies everywhere —Sailing News from around the world | 09/07/2012
Gilly going well, Lasers, Volvo and a slew of upcoming events | 06/07/2012
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News - Asia and the World

RMSIR 2014 – Patience is a virtue by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Penang, Malaysia
Today PRO Jerry Rollin earned himself a medal – for patience. The scheduled 1230h start time for the Penang Inport Races came and went, and then receded over the horizon. Sitting there with no breeze on a glass-calm sea some of us wondered whether we needed a watch or a calendar to track the passing time. ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ... [more]  

After finishing third in the annual RC44 match race championships, Team Nika seem to have got a taste for the podium. It was a tough day on the water for the start of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, with many teams struggling for consistency. ... [more]  

Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ... [more]  

Well, safe to say that was a Volvo Ocean Race departure that will stay in our memories. With fluctuating winds from 0-40 knots we have an epic sundown as we sailed away from Table Mountain – who was also dressed for the occasion with a thick cloud hanging over the top. ... [more]  

The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ... [more]  

Britain’s well-known offshore sailor Brian Thompson returns to the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail to take over from French skipper Sidney Gavignet for the return leg of the Route du Rhum, a trans-Atlantic delivery from Guadeloupe to Lorient in France. ... [more]  

While more modifications are being mooted for the champion supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI as part of her preparation for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, a high-profile new member of the team was revealed on Sydney Harbour today. ... [more]  

Wild Oats XI and Audi are ready to give the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a shot! Photos by Andrea Francolini. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature by Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ... [more]  

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the Emirate’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15, cast off on the next leg of the epic, round-the-world race on Wednesday evening hoping to complete a hat-trick of victories in the best place possible – the team’s home port of Abu Dhabi. ... [more]  

Over 600 scientists gathered in Barcelona for the second International Ocean Research Conference have this evening named the skippers in the Barcelona World Race, the first and only double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops, as scientific agents during their upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, departing from the Catalan capital on December 31st. ... [more]  

As Yann Riou (Onboard Reporter) described it in a direct tweet from onboard Dongfeng just 30 minutes after the start, 'Zero to 40 knots before we’ve even left Cape Town'. A full on, nerve-racking and potentially boat wrecking start to the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape From the very start on Wednesday (1800 local/1600 UTC), the sailors were given a taste of things to come with gusts of up to 35 knots kicking up a procession of white-capped waves. It was a question of 'don't break your boat' as most opted for conservative sail choices, whil ... [more]  

The ocean in front of the Qanat Quartier beach area was alive with colour on Sunday, as Kiters from around the world hit the waters to compete for the last day of the Asian Kite Racing championship. Both men and women's fleets were able to complete the full schedule of 12 races in the final day’s medal race series. ... [more]  

An invigorated, rested and relatively relaxed crew on Team SCA led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet from Cape Town late this afternoon at the start Leg Two of the Volvo Ocean Race to Abu Dhabi. The 6,125-mile leg will provide a large variety of conditions and will require good seamanship and good navigational choices. ... [more]  

A whole host of Olympic heroes and World Champions will fight it out in the Nacra 17 at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November 2014. The 17-boat Nacra 17 fleet features an abundance of Olympians with no less than 18 appearances stemming from Atlanta 1996 within the 17-boat fleet of 34 sailors. ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Finn fleet is made up of some exceptional talent with Great Britain's Ed Wright and Pieter Jan Postma (NED) coming in to Abu Dhabi, UAE with good form. Wright has been a permanent fixture on World Championship and ISAF Sailing World Cup podiums in recent years. ... [more]  

The RC44 Oman Cup opened with the season’s final day of match racing. Defending champions Team Aqua held a slim one-point lead over Synergy Russian Sailing Team who were fighting for the trophy they last won in 2012. Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika started the day in third, with Hugues Lepic just two-points adrift in fourth and keen to get the French flag onto the podium. ... [more]  

Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race is underway. Catch ther replay here, if you missed the 90 minutes of racing action in Cape Town. The sailing is spectacular! ... [more]  

Visiting Cape Town was more than just a stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race for Team Alvimedica, but was an opportunity to really get to know the people and the culture of the 'mother city.' Take a look at how the team get involved while in Cape Town from meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu to visiting heart surgery patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. ... [more]  

15th Ambassadors Cup - Brazil claims victory by May Ling Teo, Changi Sailing Club
Light winds didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the 20 ambassadors who competed in the 15th annual Changi Sailing Club’s Ambassadors’ Cup, nor did the gentle breezes take the edge off the competitive spirit of the skippers and the crew who competed for the prestigious prize. ... [more]  

Two English born Finn sailors, once coach and student, will draw swords at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in December on Port Phillip. Both are gunning for national team selection and a chance to represent their country at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Ed Wright sailing for Great Britain and Oli Tweddell representing Australia, where he’s lived for the past decade. ... [more]  

Yachting Australia has announced the appointment of experienced and respected sports administrator Matt Carroll to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Matt commences with Yachting Australia on Monday 24 November 2014, replacing Phil Jones who is leaving the organisation after 17 years at the helm. He comes from a background of roles in Australian and Japanese Rugby and Rugby World Cup. ... [more]  

The Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) has announced the addition of the Congressional Cup to the 2015 World Championship Tour schedule. The announcement follows this year’s 50th anniversary of the historic Congressional Cup event, organised by Long Beach Yacht Club, in Long Beach, California. ... [more]  

18ft Skiffs: Smeg's second Red-Line run down Sydney harbour in 40kts *Feature by Michael Chittenden, Sydney harbour
In a sport which generally lacks characters, the 18ft skiffs have an over-supply. David Witt is one of those, underlined by taking his boat and crew out last Sunday daring the rest of the Sydney fleet to race in a breeze of 30-40kts, on an otherwise ideal day on Sydney Harbour. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race sailors set out again for the open seas on Wednesday with no piracy activity on their radar, but the threat of cyclones ahead on Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. Sailing conditions in Cape Town look challenging for the 1800 start (local time)/1600 UTC, with plenty of wind, but flat seas forecast. ... [more]  

On the opening day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup, which is the final event on the 2014 PWA World Tour, the competitors registered for the upcoming six days of contest, which will see fifty-seven men and twelve women battling it out over Noumea’s pristine waters. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race restarts from Cape Town on Wednesday local time. Here is the full replay of the Media Conference with all seven skippers on stage, talking of the prospect of a tropical cyclone, the nuances of this Leg - which won't see the boats hopping on a ship to avoid pirates, and the other challenges facing the crews and their teams. ... [more]  

Young sailors in Abu Dhabi made sure to practice their ‘Go Azzam!’ cheers this week as Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s entrant in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - prepared for the next leg of the round-the-world yacht challenge – the race from South Africa to the UAE capital. ... [more]  

Photographer Michael Chittenden was on hand to capture the remarkable ride of David Witt and friends after racing was cancelled on Sydney harbour on Sunday when winds gusted 35-40kts. Witt did two runs down Sydney Harbour. See the crew go from make the transition from upwind to downwind and survive the tremendous acceleration of an 18ft skiff in these conditions. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Sam Davies speaks openly about the first leg *Feature by Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa
A quiet chat with Sam Davies after the Skipper’s Press Conference allowed me to understand the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 better. Sam had had time to reflect on the highs and lows for Team SCA and which ones were the most important. ... [more]  

With very little time off and a few broken bodies [but now repaired – read below the story about how Pascal Bidégorry sailed most of leg 1 with four vertebrae with compression fractures], there are now less than 24 hours to go until the start of the 6,125 nautical mile second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race and it’s time for Charles and his team to suit up, boot up and do it all over again. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Exciting 49er and 49erFX action expected
America's Cup: Significant changes made to Protocol, but issues remain *Feature
Raja Muda 2014, race 2 - More holes than Blackburn, Lancashire
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - the 70th
2015 Hong Kong Race Week - Entries now open
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team prepares for Leg 2
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - RS:X elite Abu Dhabi bound
120 boat start line for Tasar Worlds in Busselton
RC44 Oman Cup - Grand final showdown on the horizon
Top Kiwi Finn sailor debuts in the 2014 Star Sailors League Finals
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from Nov 16 show *Feature
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Around The Island Race 2014
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2014 – Opening strokes
Australian 18ft Skiffs: 40kt winds cancel race but Witt sails + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi are the Kings of Cape Town
Singapore yacht associations to merge
Volvo Ocean Race: In Port races do count *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi rules in Cape Town In Port Race
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2014 – the prequel.
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng fourth in Cape Town In-Port Race
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA third in Cape Town In-Port Race   
RHKYC Lipton Trophy Presented by Old Mutual   
A Sailor's Dream Home in the beautiful Bay of Islands - Auction 22 Nov   
Volvo Ocean Race: Cape Town In Port Race video and Media Conference *Feature   
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The thinking trio   
Moth Worlds 2015: Sliced bread, sheep stations, awe and reverence *Feature   
Volvo Ocean race: Images from the Practice racing in Cape Town *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Big breeze for Practice Racing in Cape Town *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - All-clear from piracy threat   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA confirms Leg 2 crew   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Laser and Laser Radial sailors all set   
Volvo Ocean Race - Planned crew change on Dongfeng   
Dual Olympian Krystal Weir announces retirement from Olympic Sailing   
Live Coverage of the 13th International Sailing Summit   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Gunning for gold in Abu Dhabi   
Volvo Ocean Race: Vive la Difference! *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain reveals 2015-16 entry   
Volvo Ocean Race: Three times Volvo veteran signs on with Mapfre *Feature   
Route du Rhum - Solo sailors navigate shifty tradewind system   
2014 ISAF Training Scholarship concludes   


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