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Coral reefs, successful rescues, cruising rallies—World Cruising news | 15/01/2015
New Years boating resolutions, minding the tides—World Cruising news | 01/01/2015
A lucky rescue, illegal apples and an ARC report—World Cruising news | 25/12/2014
CCR, safe holidays, adaptive Antarctic sea urchins—World Cruising news | 18/12/2014
UAVs, Atlantic Odyssey news, cruising Indonesia —World Cruising news | 05/12/2014
Clear decks offshore, reef ecosystems, ARC news, —World Cruising news | 27/11/2014
Coral Triangle Initiative, piracy, Caribbean 1500—World Cruising news | 22/11/2014
Better Bay Plan, ARC NZ, cruising realities, ARCs—World Cruising news | 13/11/2014
Cruising rallies, saving the Great Barrier Reef—World Cruising news | 07/11/2014
Cruising rallies, Oceans of Hope, coral reefs—World Cruising news | 29/10/2014
Cleaning the ocean, World ARC, Marion-Bermuda race—World Cruising news | 23/10/2014
Offshore kit, World ARC, cocaine bust, 'Aventura'—World Cruising news | 16/10/2014
A look at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis—World Cruising news | 10/10/2014
Australian Yachts sails Northwest Passage, Redrawing Ice Maps -World Cruising news | 02/10/2014
Emergency steering, World ARC, Galley Guys —World Cruising news | 25/09/2014
World ARC, Antarctic mysteries, emergency beacons—World Cruising news | 18/09/2014
OCC turns 60, tsunami test, reaching Newfoundland—World Cruising news | 11/09/2014
Dinghy dangers, Northwest Passage, sailing stones—World Cruising news | 04/09/2014
World Cruising Club, Palauan archipelago, Tonga—World Cruising news | 28/08/2014
Polar bears, Northwest Passage, 16 years aboard—World Cruising news | 21/08/2014
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News - Asia and the World

Singapore Straits Regatta - Welcome to Singapore - a jewel of Asia. This stunning cosmopolitan city, with impressive high rise buildings, flourishes in the Far East as one of the world’s top financial centers. Whether day or night, multicultural Singapore throbs with the pulse of a fast modern life style. ... [more]  

Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of www.boatson.tv and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ... [more]  

The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ... [more]  

2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - A yacht abandoned in Bass Strait and not expected to be seen again has ‘done a Lazarus’ and become the first entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015, which will be staged from August 15 to 22. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ... [more]  

Now it would have been easy to fill a goblet on Tuesday with the rain that was blanketing Sydney Harbour. However, our reference is to the Milson Goblets being run each night this week and then concluding on Saturday with three more races. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is hosting both the Milson Goblets, and then next week the Etchells NSW State Championship, too. ... [more]  

At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas?' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - There's a world of difference between skiing a long, smooth run and skiing on moguls. Today, forget the waves, it was the breeze on Biscayne Bay that was 'moguls.' Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift. ... [more]  

Ioannis Mitakis (GRE), the 2012 Finn European Champion, ruled the roost in Miami today with two emphatic race wins and moves up to third overall. Giles Scott (GBR) sailed his worst day so far, but still leads with a five point gap on Jake Lilley, and 12 points over Mitakis as the event reaches its half way stage. ... [more]  

Doyle Sails had more success last weekend in the Auckland Optimist Championships, taking first and second overall in the 110 strong Open fleet. Six countries were represented in the event, and young sailors came the length of New Zealand to compete in the regatta that is a ranking event for World and International team selection. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 3 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

It was windshift upon windshift upon shift upon windshift on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami sailed on Biscayne Bay Presented by Sunbrella, the premier regatta has attracted 599 boats and 768 sailors who were adjusting all day to one thing or another. If it wasn't the wind direction that was changing, it was the wind speed. ... [more]  

Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, have shipped two foiling Nacra 20 catamarans to Bermuda and have become the first team to commence sailing operations at the Venue for the next Cup. The team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda, last week. ... [more]  

At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, if the Chamber of Commerce had stayed up all night working at it, they could not have served up a better day for racing. ... [more]  

There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ... [more]  

Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on Sydney harbour last Sunday and captured these images from Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championships ... [more]  

Danish skipper Joachim Aschenbrenner has taken over the top spot on the leader board after the second day of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, the young skipper from the Royal Danish Yacht Club ends the day with a score of thirteen wins from fifteen starts. ... [more]  

New Zealand short-handed sailor, Conrad Colman is on his second two handed round the world race, this time aboard the Spirit of Hungary with Nandor Fa sailing in the Barcelona Round the World Race: I had noticed a couple of chafing zones on the mainsail so I prepared some patches and the Dr. Sails flexible epoxy glue so we could drop the main quickly ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - It may have been a day late for Australia Day, but on the second day at the Sailing World Cup Miami, the Australian Finn sailors were on a charge with some sparkling performances. Giles Scott (GBR) still leads after winning the opening race of the day, while Jake Lilley (AUS) won the second and moved up to second overall. Ed Wright (GBR) is in third. ... [more]  

Thai Tourism Minister says 'Visa, yacht-charter laws need to change' by Chutharat Plerin, Phuket Gazette, Phuket, Thailand
Following a meeting with Governor Nisit Jansomwong and Gulu Lalvani, chairman at the Royal Phuket Marina, on January 16, Ms Kobkarn vowed to raise concerns voiced about yacht crew visas and the chartering of foreign-flagged superyachts at a Cabinet meeting slated to take place in early February. ... [more]  

Could well be. Case in point, the Finn. It’s been around since 1952, still has Olympic status and this is currently in concrete until the 2020 Games. Outside of those circles (Boom. Boom. Basil Brush), it is often thought of as the craft for yachting’s elder statesmen, for not only is it a heavyweight boat in itself (116kg), but it has also been designed to suit sailors from 80 to 120kg ... [more]  

Last Friday, former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, Auckland, NZ
The all-female crew, Team SCA, arrived to a warm and colorful welcome including fireworks, Chinese dragons, orchid garlands and traditional costumes into the city of Sanya on Hainan Island in southern China early Tuesday evening (local time). 'It was a really different leg. I wouldn’t say it was hard in terms of the physical side but it just had lots of things coming at all angles ... [more]  

As the Barcelona World Race leaders race to the Crozet Islands, once again their paths have diverged – Neutrogena around 200 miles to the south-west of first-placed Cheminées Poujoulat on the water, and gaining around 40 miles in the past 24 hours. ... [more]  

For the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will announce on Saturday (31 January) at 10:00 CET the final line-up of sports. ... [more]  

On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ... [more]  

On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ... [more]  

RC44 World Championship Leg 1 gets underway on 24th March until 29th March 2015. The RC 44 Class is unlike any 40 foot sailing yacht ever designed, and the reason for that is simple. She is a high performance one design yacht created for top level racing in international regattas. If one was to compare this concept to racing cars, then we would be talking about the F1, NASCAR or similar. ... [more]  

The Notice of Race(NoR)for the 6th City Clubs Open Regatta International 2015 presented by Qingdao International Marine Club (QIMC), from 25th April to 29th April 2015 at Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, Shandong Province, China, is now available online(http://www.qingdaosailing.com/files/2015/01/26/20150126105845986.pdf). The largest multi-class regatta of Northern China includes 5 keelboat classe ... [more]  

ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images by Ingrid Abery
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica wins first podium place in Sanya
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng scores historic victory for China
Four Peaks Race: Reach for the sky!
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng release first DroneCam video from Leg 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Chinese team set historic first with home port win
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives on time in Genoa + Video
America's Cup - Virgin considers backing Ben Ainslie, BAR
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview
Barcelona World Race - A game of chase
Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship - Day 4
Volvo Ocean Race – Frostad says Caudrelier proving them wrong *Feature
Auckland Optimists: More images from Day 3 at Wakatere
Volvo Ocean Race - Last day drag race to Sanya
Auckland Optimists: Images from Day 3 at Wakatere
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Tense onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Dongfeng Race Team pushing hard!
Auckland Optimist and Starling Championships: Final Results and Images
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed
SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship - Day 3
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Countdown begins   
Sailing Arabia 2015 unveils new 'reversed' route with UAE stopovers   
Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng set to create a piece of sailing history   
Barcelona World Race - First of the iconic Great Capes has been passed   
Auckland Optimist Championships: Images from Wakatere   
Classic 18fters racing on Sydney Harbour   
Volvo Ocean Race - Can Dongfeng still hang on for a Sanya win??   
Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage   
20 Nations head for 2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta   
Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 500 miles to go   
Omani Optimist sailors qualify at Mussanah Race Week   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Fantastic finish   
Barcelona World Race: Weather beacons launched midrace   
SIM 34th Singapore Open RS:One Asian Windsurfing Championship - Day 1   
Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Notice Of Race online   
Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Highlight video released   
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont   
Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction   


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