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News from Langkawi - at last! | 29/02/2012
The commercial side of sailing events | 23/02/2012
'Catching up' with the week | 16/02/2012
Heading for the Equator, without hyperbole | 03/02/2012
Powerboat-World Canada Test newsletter | 07/12/2010
Sailing news from Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and the rest of the world too | 06/12/2010
Moving quickly onwards... Phuket King's Cup comiing up | 30/11/2010
Rounding up the week sailing in Asia | 27/11/2010
Raja Muda, King's Cup, Asian Games, PWA Cabo Verde, LV Dubai, Velux, more (how much more do you want?!) | 21/11/2010
Around the Island, up and down the coast, around the cans. Asian and World sailing news from all over. | 17/11/2010
Asia news from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, more. World news from everywhere | 12/11/2010
China Cup, Shenzhen and Xiamen Boat Shows, Route de Rhum, AC, more... | 08/11/2010
China Cup wind-up, Monsoon Cup, Phuket Dinghy Series, more... | 03/11/2010
All the news that's fit to print. And more. | 30/10/2010
A mixed bag from around the sailing world | 27/10/2010
Full China Coast Regatta reports, Rolex Middle Sea Race preview, Route de Rhum , Velux 5 Oceans, more... | 23/10/2010
China Coast Regatta coverage, new AC rule, Tornados, Extreme Sailing Series... | 17/10/2010
The Race to Zero, China Coast, Hebe Haven 24hrs, more... | 12/10/2010
How do you like your (match) racing? | 09/10/2010
China Club Challenge, Phuket Dinghy Series, Oppies in Qatar, more... | 05/10/2010
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News - Asia and the World

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]  

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 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]  

The 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Awards will be held in one week’s time at a glittering awards ceremony in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. After an exciting year of sailing across multiple disciplines of the sport, five male and three female nominees make up the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year shortlist based on their achievements from 1 September 2013 to 21 September 2014. ... [more]  

Clipper Race - Is this the toughest job on the ocean? by Clipper Round The World Yacht Race
Recruitment is well underway for what could be the toughest job on the ocean: A Clipper Race skipper. We are currently searching for twelve highly skilled sailors for this challenging role and recently took the press out on the water for an insight into the tough three-day trial that all prospective skippers must undertake. ... [more]  

Artemis Racing has announced its seventh Olympic gold medalist with 2008 Laser Olympic Champion Paul Goodison joining the sailing team. Paul brings a wealth of Olympic experience to Artemis Racing, having competed at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games. He is also a former Laser World Champion claiming the 2009 title in Halifax, Canada. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Behind the numbers by Gonzalo Infante and Jonno Turner
Volvo Ocean Race - One of the most fascinating parts of this type of sailing is the art of finding the fastest route to the finish, whilst also preserving the integrity of your crew and boat. If we were living in a world where the wind was always constant, it would just be a matter of geometry - but it's not that easy. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Front runners open gap for Cape Town *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The two front runners in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, Team Brunel and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have opened up a gap on the peloton of the fleet. The move for some of the fleet to the South American coast does not appear to have paid off, and according to the course routing function of Predictwind the lead two boats have opened a lead of 44hours on the next group ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, OBR Yann Riou reports on Dongfeng Race Team’s progress. Honestly, I’m not really sure what to tell you, I’ve got writer’s block. I suppose I could tell you we changed sails to the Mast Head 0 and the Frac0. Does that interest you? ... [more]  

A global photography competition has been launched by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) to celebrate the emirate’s rich maritime heritage and its year-end stopover hosting of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR). ... [more]  

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   
ISAF announces the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Jerome Pels   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leader close to Fernando - new record in the offing? *Feature   
2014 China Cup International Regatta - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Williams through to qualifier round undefeated   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Wind continues to take a break   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Tour Card holders crash out + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leaders pass Fernando and head for Cape Town *Feature   


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