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Show Over...Volvo Countdown...Cannes Classics...Oracle on the Streets | 29/09/2014
It's Show Time at the Viaduct...Flying Foiler Test..Three new Products | 25/09/2014
NZ Qualify in all ten Olympic classes for 2016...Bart's Bash | 22/09/2014
'Rookie' Volvo win...Mixed bag at Santander...Emirates Team NZ tops | 17/09/2014
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg Zero...Olympic Qualifiers...Team NZ back on top | 14/09/2014
Team Vestas Wind arrives...Cup Meeting...ISAF Worlds...Foiling Laser | 10/09/2014
Rio's rebuild...New 470 mark...Shorthanded start images...Rolex Maxis | 07/09/2014
Mr Louis Vuitton dies...Team Vestas Wind announces Kiwi crew | 02/09/2014
Safety Week launched..Volvo OR latest...America's Cup key appointment | 31/08/2014
Extreme Sailing..18fters ...MRX Youths... Burling and Tuke on review | 27/08/2014
Rod Davis explains team switch...Extreme 40's in Wales...Hamilton wrap | 23/08/2014
Rod Davis joins Artemis...NZL Sailing Team Review ... Bart's Bash | 19/08/2014
Round Britain puts Volvo Ocean Race in focus ... SKUD18 in Canada | 17/08/2014
Another Kiwi Battler...49erFX crew reflect on Rio...Round Britain | 13/08/2014
Kiwis win four medals in Rio...Cup entry fizzer...Big Boats win 60 | 11/08/2014
Kiwis enter Cup...On top in Brazil... Win a trip to a Volvo Stopover | 08/08/2014
Volvo skipper speculation...Brazil tidies its Bay...First look at Rio | 05/08/2014
Volvo skipper speculation...Rio tidies its Bay...First look at Rio | 05/08/2014
Cup U-Turn...Gold Medalist at CrossFit...Young Kiwis in Worlds | 01/08/2014
Coutts' Cup Capers...Gold Medalist at CrossFit...Sliding to Southport | 28/07/2014
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News - Asia and the World

Route du Rhum 2014 - The Sultanate of Oman’s flagship campaign, Musandam-Oman Sail, a 70ft trimaran skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet and more commonly used by the national initiative Oman Sail as an ultra high-performance training platform for a number of successful Omani sailors, raced the Azimut Challenge in Lorient, France, last weekend, finishing second overall in the 'Ultimes' Class. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Don’t forget to enter the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. There are only two days left to take advantage of the discounted entry price offer. ... [more]  

After Gmunden, Austria, in 2011 and Cala de' Medici, Italy, in 2012 and after a pained second place, same points with the Portogues 'Credite Egs' in Portosin, Spain, last year, the Italian crew coming from Puglia 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda', with Sandro Montefusco at the helm and his brother Paolo as a tactician, confirms for the third time the Platu 25 World Championship title. ... [more]  

Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for the first day of competition at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site for day one of racing at the 2014 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published guidelines for candidates bidding to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship. Bids to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds must be received by Friday 24 October 2014. ... [more]  

The onboard medic-sailors competing in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race have completed their last medical training. More than a basic first aid refresher course, the mandatory medical training each Volvo Ocean Race team had to carry out in the last few months and days are key to survival while at sea. ... [more]  

The 2014 Extreme Sailing Series reaches a ‘critical’ point with Act 7 in Nice later this week but Oman Sail’s crews on The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air are relishing the growing challenge and its intensity. Lying just one point behind series leaders Alinghi after closing the gap in Istanbul, The Wave, Muscat is gearing up for the last two events starting with Nice on Thursday. ... [more]  

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s flagship China Coast Regatta for IRC and HKPN rated boats will take place from 10 to 12 October this year, following a tried and tested three-day format which offers competitors a variety of windward / leeward, geometric and islands courses in the waters to the south of Hong Kong Island and west of Lamma Island. ... [more]  

The Extreme Sailing Series event in Istanbul seems to have only just finished, but already the containers are in the Ville de Nice set to gear up for this weeks penultimate regatta. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back onboard this week, fresh from their 49er World Championship win and looking to make it two wins from two events for Emirates Team New Zealand on the ?Extreme Sailing Series ... [more]  

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Oracle Team USA's winning AC72 takes to the streets of San Francisco, one year on from the Team's successful Defence of the America's Cup. This week the AC72 catamaran Oracle Team USA raced to victory is going to be a special guest at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Matches between the world’s top two match racing skippers are always aggressive affairs on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). In the pre-start of the first match, Canfield stuck two penalties on Williams, leaving the British boat playing catch-up. ... [more]  

Pantaenius, the world’s leading specialist yacht insurance company, has been at the forefront of yacht insurance for more than 40 years, earning a reputation for transparency and commitment to customer service that provides round-the-clock international support and reliable, speedy claims settlement. ... [more]  

At the time that we are writing this, it is almost exactly a week since the first race took place at Wakatere Boating Club in New Zealand, followed by hundreds of races across the globe that we have been told attracted record numbers of sailors to your clubs ... [more]  

2014 17th Asian Games - The Indian duo, who led a small bunch of six teams after six races on Friday, finished third in the seventh race but were disqualified later to pick up seven penalty points after one of the competing teams, Malaysia, protested against one of their maneuvers and it was upheld by the race organisers at Wangsan Sailing Marina. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ... [more]  

Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: Cannes at its best by Eugenia Bakunova, www.mainsail.ru
The 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai drew to a close on Saturday. Photographer Eugenia Bakunova was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this second gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ... [more]  

David Gilmour was the only skipper to keep a clean sheet in today’s light-air action at the Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. Team Gilmour swept aside their fellow Western Australians in a 3-0 Quarter Final against Keith Swinton and Team Alpari FX. The young Aussies then took the first match of their Semi-Final against the reigning ISAF World Champions, Taylor Canfield and US One. ... [more]  

Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew responded to a challenging qualifying session on Friday in Lelystad, to win a tense quarter-final against Phil Robertson (WAKA Racing), 3-2 and book a fifth consecutive semi-final in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour at the Dutch Match Cup. ... [more]  

The seven One Design VOR 65s were built by a consortium led by Green Marine in the UK. The first of those for the Team SCA women wad delivered in October 2013, the last was supplied to Team Vestas Wind in August 2014. ... [more]  

Over the last year we have interviewed Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race four times, at times the stress has shown but yesterday just eleven days before the start of the 2014-2015 Race, he was like a different person, when we met with him again, at Volvo Ocean race headquarters portside in Alicante ... [more]  

2014 J/24 World Championship - With just a few points between Will Welles Cougar (USA) and Mauricio Santa Cruz Bruschetta (BRA) there was no room for error in the final two races of the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. ... [more]  

Writing on his Facebook page on the 12 month anniversary of Oracle Team USA's win in the 34th America's Cup, then team CEO, Russell Coutts cites seven reasons why the US team were successful in their Defence of the trophy. ... [more]  

You are now looking at what will be on offer at the 2015 Byte CII Worlds! Block out your calendar for 4th-10th July 2015 as this is when the Byte CII class will be visiting the premier sailing club and centre of sailing in Thailand, the Royal Varuna Yacht Club (RVYC) for the prestigious 2015 Byte CII World Championships. ... [more]  

Going into the final of 22 flights of Qualifying at the Dutch Match Cup, two of the big guns on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour were staring down the barrel of elimination. Either Bjorn Hansen of Sweden or Ian Williams of Great Britain would be facing an early bath in Lelystad. ... [more]  

The qualification system for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup (SWC) has been published. The 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup will consist of five rounds for all ten Olympic events and where possible, Formula Kite Racing. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean 65 'Mapfre' will sail under the colours of Spain in the new edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was confirmed today, Friday, that the insurance company Mapfre would become the naming rights sponsor of the Spanish team headed by Pedro Campos. ... [more]  

Act 7 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ global tour is just around the corner, as some of world’s best sailors prepare to descend once again on to the shores of Nice, France, for the penultimate Act in the battle for the 2014 crown. ... [more]  

The ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds has been held every year since 1999 with the most recent event in 2014 being hosted in Cork, Ireland as Sweden's Anna Kjellberg claimed an emphatic victory over Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) to take her first world title. Bids must be received by the ISAF Secretariat and must include confirmation of support for the bid from the relevant Member National Authority. ... [more]  

The first event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the William Angliss Institute Resort Management Cup, is now taking entries from both school age and open teams. For the third year running, world cup competitors looking for a final tactical tune-up can enter this team sailing event competing for their school, home state or country. ... [more]  

Mascalzone Latino Jr. named 2014 Melges 20 European Ranking Champion by International Melges 20 Class Association
At the end of a very intense European racing season, the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association is pleased to announce and name Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. as the overall 2014 European Ranking Champion. ... [more]  

With marginal conditions and diminishing visibility on the ocean course, the Race Committee chose to sail inside north of the Newport Bridge for races seven and eight of the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) sailed his throw-out in race seven but came back with a solid six in race eight to hold onto the lead with a total score of 31 points. ... [more]  

Open 2.4mR World Championship on the horizon
Bart's Bash - Top photographers gain special entry
Platu 25 Worlds - EUZ II Monella Vagabonda is still leading in France
Dutch Match Cup - High winds and big wipeouts in Lelystad
Route du Rhum - Yann Guichard to sail Spindrift 2 solo
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Best sailing photo of the year sought
Volvo Ocean Race - Yann Riou, getting you up close and personal
Marseille One Design concludes GC32 racing season + Video
World Yacht Racing Forum - Seventh edition to take place in Barcelona
Record number of entries for the Sailing Champions League
Platu 25 World Championship - Euz II Monella Vagabonda still leading
Rolex Middle Sea Race Record - A possibility for Esimit Europa 2
2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles holds advantage
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Champions confirm Abu Dhabi attendance
Dutch Match Cup - Top three keep perfect score
80 boats racing at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club for Bart's Bash
Extreme Sailing Series, the leading sponsor-funded global circuit
Predictwind and Iridium offer Sat Phone comms at Mobile Phone pricing
Concern that ISAF proposal will cause chaos in the sport
2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles takes lead
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante   
Bart’s Bash sets new Guinness World Record as the Largest Sailing Race   
Dutch Match Cup - The race to master a new challenge + Video   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Deadline for entries fast approaching   
Volvo Ocean Race - Final checks and finishing touches + Video   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014   
Bart's Bash - Sailing legend and crew from world's longest yacht race   
Learning to Fly: A test ride on Stratis, the foiling SL33   
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Video highlights   
LJ Hooker Queensland Etchells Championship – Great therapy…   
J/24 Worlds - Opening day leaves two teams tied on points for lead   
PHINSAF releases NOR for 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Suited, booted and ready for the start   
The game Barcelona World Race is back!   
Bart’s Bash set to smash Guinness Record as biggest ever sailing event   
2014 Finn Gold Cup - A week in images   
ISAF Sailing Worlds – Aus Sailing Team video: 49er and Nacra 17 medals   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Historic day for Thomas Traversa   
Bart’s Bash 2014 - Images of Ben Ainslie Racing by Ingrid Abery   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: French awarded IOC President's Trophy   


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