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Kiwi sailors performing well on World stage; Tin Can RTW: BWYD design KM36; 1988 America's Cup revisited | 14/02/2008
LIne 7 Race Week to Thwaites; Laser and Yngling Worlds latest; Round the World races | 11/02/2008
Second Edition; Line 7 Race Week; Laser Worlds; Warren Jones; Zephyrs and R-class | 09/02/2008
Line 7 Race Week underway; Laser Worlds; Warren Jones Youth Regatta; Zephyrs and R-class | 09/02/2008
Young 470 sailors nominate for Olympics; Kiwis hold top three in Perth; Stars in Miami; NZ Tornado Nationals | 06/02/2008
Leander Trophy; Bay of Islands Raceweek; Groupama ahead of record; Pepper on Stars | 04/02/2008
Regatta Roundup and Previews; Viper 640; America;s Cup latest | 02/02/2008
Silver for Slater; Mixed bag in 470's; America's Cup examined; Stars at Miami; Groupama ahead of mark | 31/01/2008
Finn Gold Cup and 470 Worlds in Melbourne, BOI Race Week; Bob Fisher on Farr 40's | 28/01/2008
Slater leads Finn Worlds; Kiwis good in 470 Worlds; Cup in Court again; BOI Race Week; Youth Match Racing | 24/01/2008
RS:X Worlds - reports and Images; Key West underway; Joyon smashes solo mark | 22/01/2008
RS:X Worlds wins for Ashley and Sensini; Sail Melbourne latest; Joyon close to finish and record | 20/01/2008
RS:X Worlds - News and Images; America's Cup inaction; Sail Melbourne latest; Joyon close to record | 17/01/2008
RS:X World; World record dramas; Gordon Ingate wins at last; 18ft skiff news | 14/01/2008
Olympic class Worlds; Image galleries galore; 12ft Skiffs Interdoms; Starling Nationals; YNZ news | 12/01/2008
12ft skiffs fly in Wellington; Tanner and Tauranga Cups decided; Round the World latest. | 04/01/2008
America's Cup Legal; Rolex Sydney Hobart latest news and images; Yngling team has weight issue; Yachtshare makes sense | 29/12/2007
Dalts updates on NZ America's Cup moves; Wot Rocket launches; Rolex Sydney Hobart build up; Latest from Olympic class Worlds | 22/12/2007
test from sw new server | 20/12/2007
YNZ announcement on 2012 Olympic Events; SIRS winners; America's Cup poker games; RTW carnage | 20/12/2007
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News - Asia and the World

Zhik’s range of Isotak® Ocean foul weather gear will be protecting two rising stars in the Class 40 fleet in the 2014 Route du Rhum, the most famous and most demanding of all the transatlantic races. Bertrand Delesne and Arnaud Boissières, who gained their colours in the Mini 650 and Figaro fleets respectively, have both chosen Zhik’s Isotak® Ocean range for their Route du Rhum campaigns, which ... [more]  

The temperature is rising in St Malo – and not just ashore where temperatures in the Route du Rhum village are balmy – but amongst the competitors who are on the final approach to the start line of one of France’s most epic sailing competitions. ... [more]  

Nandor Fa and Marcell Goszleth are the first Hungarian duo to take part in this renowned double handed non-stop sprint around the world. The Barcelona World Race will be the very first real race for Spirit of Hungary, which has been designed and partly built? by Nandor Fa himself. ... [more]  

Yann Riou reports on the progress of Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race as they head for the Roaring Forties. This morning we saw our first albatross. Surprising, because we were only at 32 degrees south. We wondered what it was doing there… Holiday up north? We didn’t see any others. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Like in the old English tale of Robin Hood, it’s a case of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. That is what we have been seeing over the last few days. More wind just behind the leaders has allowed the middle, poorer pack to catch the rich leaders. ... [more]  

The International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual general meeting next Tuesday (Nov 4) is likely to debate measures put forward by the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA) that would effectively outlaw ram-air kites from the beginning of next year. ... [more]  

Today was the top performance day of the 2014 Chris Benz Lüderitz World Record Chase with 50+Knots performances recorded, as well as many PBs and four country records falling. Strong 25-35 knot winds were forecast for today and this proved true, however, the angle of the wind only allowed for optimal performances towards the end of the day’s racing. ... [more]  

The media conference marks the opening of the 2014 China (Macau) International Yacht Import and Export Fair, which will take place at the Grand Colane Resort from 7-9 November. The three-day fair promises to offer its valuable guests a vibrant experience of luxury lifestyle and oceanic culture. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Yann Riou reports from on board Dongfeng Race Team. We won’t die of hunger because we do have leftovers from the 19 open bags. But it won’t contain our favourite meals. Let’s just say we’ll have to wait for Cape Town to enjoy a great dinner. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ... [more]  

The Taiwan 2014 Kitesurfing Open & Green Tourism Miaoli proved to be an interesting event for the Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) to get involved with at the Longfong Fish Harbour beach front in Jhunan. As the KTA had been wanting for some time to bring an event to the renowned high wind shores of Taiwan, which is famous for its windy conditions 300 days a year. ... [more]  

Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ... [more]  

2014 Gasoigne Cup - The winner of Saturday’s Gascoigne Cup will have its name engraved on the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic yachting trophy but it’s doubtful if it will receive the same accolade as the first winner of the Cup, Magic. ... [more]  

Genoa International Boat Show 2014 ‘in recovery’ by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, Genoa was very much the numero uno Mediterranean boat show, with 3,000+ boats in the water and practically every manufacturer on the planet anxious to be seen there. The combined effect of the financial crisis 2008-onwards and subsequent financial austerity measures imposed by the Italian government, including swingeing taxes on luxury products ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, has made a big gain in the last 12 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race, and is now positioned between the two lead boats. The Danish flagged entry had been positioned to the west of the leaders, who were in the fringe of the St Helena High. ... [more]  

Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing. ... [more]  

Singapore Sailing Federation has successfully undergone an accreditation audit of the National Sail Training Program. Singapore Sailing becomes the 10th ISAF MNA to undergo this process, which involves national sailing federations working with the International Sailing Federation in 'mapping' National Sail Training Programs against an international agreed framework of 'best practice' guidelines. ... [more]  

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OBR Yann Riou reports from onboard Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. 'To drive past a big city, you’ve got two choices: crossing the centre, risking to get stuck in traffic, or driving around, even though you may have to do more kilometres. That’s what we are doing now.' (Charles) ... [more]  

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate’s 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race contester, crossed the halfway point of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the lead as the fleet race toward the finish line in South Africa. Since setting sail from Alicante, Spain en route to Cape Town, ADOR has consistently led the pack of seven teams – often by several nautical miles. ... [more]  

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) published its 2015 Anti-Doping Code on Wednesday (29 October), which will apply to all Member organisations, Paralympic Games and IPC recognised International Federations, from 1 January 2015. ... [more]  

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Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hopes to inspire greater French participation in ocean racing through his entry in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. 'France is a nation of sailors with excellent role models; legends in their own right,' said Sir Robin. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The Ice Gate is placed at 42 deg South between 20W and 10W, seen on the screenshot below. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Up until now the comment from the boats to the east has been that Team Vestas Wind had made a bad move by digging west. But now, with the high pressure to the east expanding, perhaps Wouter on the Danish boat has read the future a little better and has set his team up for a comeback. ... [more]  

Optimist World Championship 2014 - Six races were made last week and the fleet was divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each fleet has 70 sailors. This first part of this championship had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely: The wind gauge marked 23 Knots on the race area, the waves were high and short. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have finally given ground to Team Brunel after almost exactly a week at the head of the fleet but the new leaders’ thin advantage may well be very short-lived as the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 turned into a game of hunt-the-breeze. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Volvo Ocean Race have specified an Ice Gate in the Southern Ocean of which all competitors must stay to the North, or pass on their starboard side. The gate has been set along the line of 42degrees South and runs for 10 degrees of longitude. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. OBR for Dongfeng Race Team, Yann Riou, reports on the team’s progress. We almost are… Let’s say that with our 10-day weather files, we did a first routing to Cape Town today… In theory, we know when we arrived, in which position, and where to go. ... [more]  

Jim and Kristy Clark’s newly launched Comanche, a 100-foot supermaxi is aim for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart as her first major outing. The first video is of a training run from Newport, RI to Charleston, SC on Oct 24-26, 2014.The second video is of earlier trials off Newport. ... [more]  

La Torche only produced one day of wind over the nine days for the PWA Grand Slam, but the one day of competition was one to remember as La Torche produced some of the best conditions of the year, for the wave sailors, with 20-30 knot winds and powerful, peeling, clean waves, providing the perfect platform for the world’s most radical sailors to throw themselves skywards. ... [more]  

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards one week away
Clipper Race - Is this the toughest job on the ocean?
America's Cup: Artemis Racing signs seventh Olympic Gold medalist
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Behind the numbers
Volvo Ocean Race: Front runners open gap for Cape Town *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Time for change aboard Dongfeng
Volvo Ocean Race - Global photography competition launched
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, united by one
ISAF Annual Conference to take place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
China Cup International Regatta - Day 4 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report: October 27, 1700 UTC
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The search for skippers is on
China Cup Int'l Regatta - Windier weather brings victory for Vanke
Argo Group Gold Cup - Stena Sailing Team wins in Bermuda
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report, October 27, 0630 UTC
2014 RS:X Youth Worlds - Going out with a bang! + Video
2015 Flying Dutchman World Championships - Winners will be Grinners!
Argo Group Gold Cup 2014 - Berntsson joins sailing’s elite
Sand Flies versus Foiling Moths - Moth World Championship 2015 *Feature
2015 International 14 World Championship - Frasch leads German team
China Cup 2014 - Day 3, three-way match race to decide 40.7 victory   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – South Atlantic tactics   
Volvo Ocean Race: Steady run to the finish at Cape Town   
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - Race one   
2014 Optimist World Championship - Race started with a clear day   
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Fernando de Noronha   
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The longest route   
2014 China Cup International Regatta - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Semi Final matches set for Sunday   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Light air drama in Bermuda   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Radical wave tow-in on day 8   
Volvo Ocean Race - No time for celebration aboard Dongfeng   
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - 35th edition one to remember + Video   
RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - All to play for on day 4   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Prize giving ceremony in Valetta   
China Cup International Regatta - Dominant start for Dongfeng   
Volvo Ocean Race: Heading for the speedway to Cape Town *Feature   
Optimist World Championship - First stage finished   
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Equator takes its first scalp   


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