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Newsletter Archive
Food for thought? | 14/02/2014
Wishing all our readers a very Merry Christmas, and prosperous, healthy and Happy New Year | 25/12/2013
Mostly King's Cup. | 06/12/2013
Raja Muda 2013 - all wrapped up | 24/11/2013
A roundup of recent and current sailing news from Asia | 19/11/2013
Audi Hong-Kong Vietnam Race, Walawala lost; St Regis China Coast regatta; Teanm Australia in the Tasman; more... | 18/10/2013
St Regis China Coast Regatta starts in good breeze and good scenery! | 13/10/2013
Back to basics. Sailing in Asia and around the world | 02/10/2013
Sailing news from beyond San Francisco | 24/09/2013
Staying up for the Cup - are you? | 18/09/2013
Muscat Regatta, SB3 Worlds, PWA Netherlands, and (of course) a mention for the AC | 13/09/2013
From Oppies in Garda to AC72s in San Francisco | 18/07/2013
Hong Kong-Vietnam Race, Raja Muda, America's Cup. In order of importance? | 12/07/2013
Guo Chuan comes home, OK Worlds, Antipodes takes San Fernando title, more... | 06/04/2013
Hainan, anyone? Can you find the info? | 20/03/2013
San Fernando, Mussanah Raceweek, turtles, Antarctica, more... | 15/03/2013
From 79-year old to 22-issue old... | 13/03/2013
Please help us to help you. | 08/03/2013
Match racing, shrink wrapping, Memorial Vase, Melbourne-Osaka, more... | 05/03/2013
Boracay Cup 2013, Team Australia sets new Sydney-Hobart course record, more... | 24/02/2013
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News - Asia and the World

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]  

The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ... [more]  

Rainbow II is one of the most iconic yachts in New Zealand sailing history. Built and skippered by Chris Bouzaid, her win in the One Ton Cup in 1969 was New Zealand’s first big international sailing win. Doyle Sails NZ was commissioned to build the new sails for the iconic Rainbow II with design work by Chris’ son Richard ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Today is 26th February. Today is Charles Caudrelier’s 41st birthday. Today marks Charles’ one-year anniversary as Skipper for Dongfeng Race Team. Today we’d like to let you into the world of a man that everybody yet at the same time, nobody knows. We don’t pretend to understand him but we hope that by reading this you will appreciate him just as much as we do. ... [more]  

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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand has pushed the start button on their campaign for the 35th America's Cup, with a budget that has been reduced by an estimated 20% from the San Francisco campaign. The decision to relocate the Venue for the Match to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda has resulted in reduced attractiveness to sponsors, which in turn has led to cuts in the program ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ... [more]  

With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. ... [more]  

Emirates Team New Zealand has announced a team restructuring ahead on next week's expected announcement that the Qualifier for the 2017 America's Cup will be held in Auckland. The statement issued by the team early this afternoon, indicates the team has secured substantial funding and sponsorship for its 2017 campaign. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Dongfeng Race Team are locked into such an intense battle approaching Auckland that even the Volvo Ocean Race tracker is showing them as one boat. ... [more]  

Laser Standard Men’s World Championships (June 29-July 8), the Laser Masters World Championships (July 10-18), and the Laser Radial Youth World Championships (August 14-20) are being hosted by the CORK. ... [more]  

Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Team SCA crew members Sally Barkow and Annie Lush before the start of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Both are former Olympic match racers, who have switched to ocean racing. Both are wearing the new prescription Kaenon sunglasses in the 40,000nm race around the world. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Overnight Ian Walker reported getting ahead of Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng only to have Mother Nature take it all back again, getting caught under a rain cloud in light winds ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Mythical, revered, renowned, legendary.....but above all Cape Horn is a time for extra care and caution. While observers and race fans may be poised to share and enjoy the passage of the race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat this Tuesday evening, Swiss co-skipper Bernard Stamm of race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat was clear that there will be little time for celebration ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat, which has lead the two handed round the world race for 39 days, has passed Cape Horn (67°15 11 W) at 01:00 UTC (02:00 Barcelona time, 22:00 Chilean time). ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - The Notice of Race for the 2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship has been released. Set to be held in Middelfart, Denmark from 8-12 July, the 2015 edition of the Women’s Match Race Worlds will welcome the world’s finest female match racers as they fight for the title. ... [more]  

21st Singapore Straits Regatta has evolved over the years and plays important role in the development of sailing in the region. Last year, there was incredibly tight competition throughout the SB20 fleet, with closely fought battles on the race track and daily leaderboard shuffles. Whilst, the Offshore racers were confronted with handling the unique sea conditions left over from the Monsoon winds ... [more]  

2015 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta – The Notice of Race, the Olympic Test Event, has been published. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2015 is the second of two Rio 2016 Olympic Test Events with the first being held in 2014. Rio will welcome sailors once again from 13-22 August 2015 with racing taking place inside and outside of Guanabara Bay. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, listen to the replay below. Nic talks with: Scott Babbage, Iain Murray on 18fter and also the America's Cup, Seve Jarvin and many more ... [more]  

Kiwi sailor Ryan Houston has grown up on this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race as he took on the role as Watch Captain for Team Alvimedica. His career as a sailor is evolving as he gets more involved in the leadership and decision-making onboard Alvimedica. Learn about the ‘Day in the Life’ of a Watch Captain in the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

Latest predictions for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race are all indicating a finish time between 1000hrs and 1400hrs on Saturday February 28. For one of only three Kiwi crew members in the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi's Daryl Wislang looks like being the first in the queue at the piecart, when the boats reach Auckland. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – 'We've just gone through the worst night yet of this Volvo.' That’s Charles Caudrelier speaking, the skipper of Dongfeng Race Team. ... [more]  

The weather on the final day of the Sydney Yacht Championships continued it’s erratic ways, keeping everyone guessing as to what was coming next and bringing the result in the Sydney 38s and 36s to a nail-biter in the final race. ... [more]  

A US court has declined a request to confiscate a vessel owned by America's Cup champion, Oracle Team USA, as a lien for wages owed to a New Zealand sailor. Joe Spooner, who worked as grinder, is suing Oracle Racing for $962,879 in unpaid wages and damages for alleged wrongful discharge. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Within hours of each other Spirit of Hungary were finally forced to bow to the inescapable truth that they have to pitstop into Invercargill, South Island NZ and Renault Captur have left Wellington NZ after completing their own pit-stop. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship – The International Sailing Federation is pleased to announce an Emerging Nations Programme that will create opportunities and better prepare young sailors as they build up to the 2015 ISAF Youth Worlds set to be held in Langkawi, Malaysia from 27 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - While Renault Captur left Wellington at 0500hrs UTC this morning, Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman have made the hard decision to bring Spirit of Hungary to Invercargill, South Island NZ ... [more]  

The US Sailing Match Racing Committee (USMRC) has re-launched The Dial Up newsletter. The intention of this free newsletter is to regularly inform the North American match racing community of all the opportunities for match racing in North America, and for getting better at match racing whether as a competitor, umpire, race manager or event organizer. ... [more]  

Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on the water again on Saturday for the final Race in the 2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial world championship of 18ft skiff sailing. Gotta Love It 7’s team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage became the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions after taking out the last race of the championship Sunday. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums – that’s the expression used by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s navigator Simon Fisher. The fleet is currently sailing in a 150nm wide area of very unstable and unpredictable light winds. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday
EFG Sailing Arabia – Sidney Gavignet’s EFG Bank extends overall lead
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner
Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam
Lighthouse Marina Resort Philippine Hobie Nationals overall
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums
Sydney Yachts National Championship 2015 - Day 2 VVideo
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay!
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA goes out past the Golden Gate + Video
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 6
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 6 interviews with Hamlin, Thurlow and Yamaha
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA report on their new foiler
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Images from Race 6 by Christophe Favreau
13th Punta Fuego Regatta - the wrap
Malibu’s Evolution Pro Series to feature as one-third of WBW Series
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 creates history as US wins Race 6
Barcelona World Race - Closing fast
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 6 here - Live and then in Replay!
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team optimistic   
Volvo Ocean Race: The fleet closes up at the equator   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing hook up - Video *Feature   
Barcelona World Race - Pacific pursuit   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup skipper coup denied by Burling *Feature   
America's Cup: Kiwi crewman lodges bonus claim against Oracle Team USA   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Thurlow Fisher dominates Race 5   
Wakeboard World Series - WWA Nautique Wake registration open   
America's Cup: Artemis & OTUSA Hookup engaged for an hour and a half   
Tropical cyclone Marcia set to hit Queensland coast possibly Cat 5   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 5 interviews with Hamlin and Coxon   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's view of Race 5   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA flying high in San Francisco + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race- Now its getting funky   
2015 ORC World Championship in Barcelona -big fleet expected   
Barcelona World Race - Three into two just 76 nm apart   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 5 here - Live and then in Replay!   
History-maker Nick Hails first Oppie Euros in Britain   
History-maker Nick Hails first Oppie Euros in Britain   
ISAF World Match Race – Ian Williams became most successful helmsman   


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