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Phuket International Boat Show - Record numbers on opening day By PIMEX, , 4:51 AM Fri 9 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 Phuket International Boat Show first day saw record numbers through the door with over 2000 visitors registered of which 60% were from overseas ...

2015 Intl 14 World Champs - Jessica Watson provides friendly support By Tracey Johnstone, , 2:03 AM Fri 9 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Australia’s most famous young sailor, Jessica Watson, is in among the supporter crowd at the 2015 International 14 World Championships, being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club until the 16th January. ...

2015 International 14 World Championship - Day 2 By Tracey Johnstone, , 1:50 AM Fri 9 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - The second day of racing of the 2015 International 14 World Championship is shaping up to be a great day of competition on Geelong's, Corio Bay. The second race of the series is scheduled to start at about 2pm in a 10 to 15 knot southerly. ...

Easier entry to China? Watch this space By Stephanie Lai, Macau Business Daily, , 12:07 AM Fri 9 Jan 2015 GMT
Soon to be a reality: ‘Free travel’ yachting between Macau and Zhongshan City in Guangdong. will be a reality by mid-2015. Both administrations plan the first mainland Chinese marina in the latter's Shenwan Town. Both the administrations of Macau and Zhongshan City in Guangdong are planning to have the first mainland Chinese marina in the latter’s Shenwan Town ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Dean Barker updates on the Story So Far By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:42 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker, is one of five team members competing at the Int Foiling Moth Worlds. The World series is preceded by the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 Australian Moth Nationals. After heading out to the race course, the competitors were sent ashore due to lights winds. Beau Outteridge caught up with Dean Barker, to find out more about the situation ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Lord of the Wings makes late entry By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:26 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Rohan Veal, the double world champion in the Int Moth class has made a late decision to enter the World Championships, rather than be a spectator as planned. Known as 'Lord of the Wings', Lord did a lot of the initial development work on foiling moths and foiling in sail boats generally. However as he admits in this video, a lot has changed since he won his last world title seven years ago. ...

Tasar 2015 World Championships - A shark sighting! By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 9:24 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Thursday 8th January of the Tasar 2015 World Championships was scheduled to have two races during the afternoon, but only one race was completed due to a combination of unsuitable weather conditions and a shark sighting in the vicinity of the start line area. ...

Phuket International Boat Show 2015 biggest showcase yet By Event Media, , 1:59 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
The 12th Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) presented by Thailand Elite was officially opened today at a ceremony presided over by the Governor of Phuket Province, Mr. Nisit Jansomwong. Showcasing Phuket's marine and leisure credentials to the world, PIMEX is held during Phuket's peak tourism season from eighth to 11th January, at the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Comical insight from Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:17 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Dongfeng Race Team: Today Sam Greenfield gives us a comical yet accurate insight into the intensity of living next to an obsessed navigator. It’s easy to become obsessed with the small amounts of information about your competitors – boat speed, position reports every few hours. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Flying start for Dongfeng By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:30 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 Dongfeng Race Team were battling on Thursday towards the opportunity to make Volvo Ocean Race history as Charles Caudrelier's (FRA) crew continued to defy the odds at the head of the fleet. ...

International 14 World Championship - British teams dominate By Tracey Johnstone, , 12:03 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
After race one of the International 14 World Championship 2015, being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club, British teams hold the first five places in the results. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 - opening the Asian calendar By Event Media and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 10:58 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
For anyone who was participating, the Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2014 was without a doubt one of the highlights of last year’s sailing season. Five days of uninterrupted sailing breeze of the 15kts + variety, racing both inside Bass Harbour and on the ‘outside’ courses, a round-the-islands race (Pulau Dayang and Pulau Tuba), the spectacular scenery of Langwawi for a backdrop, ...

Indian Army conducting land yachting expedition By India Blooms News Service, , 7:24 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
A Land Yachting Expedition is being conducted at Rann of Kutch in Gujarat to mark the 22nd Corps Day of Army Air Defence. The expedition was flagged off on Monday through the Army Training Node for the sport and shall be flagged in on Jan 10, coinciding with 22nd Army Air Defence Day. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Dongfeng Race Team - It’s decision time By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:37 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Dongfeng Race Team - From Charles Caudrelier's blog 'This could be a really key point of the leg. So a big day ahead of us between time on the computer to decide this gybe point, and time on deck to keep as much of our little lead as we can before the gybe.' ...

Barcelona World Race - Life in the fast lane By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:55 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
For the Barcelona World Race leaders this morning the motorway south to the Equator was opening up and British skipper Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss was back enjoying life in the fast lane. Speaking on the live video call today, when he was steering the VPLP-Verdier designed IMOCA 60 at more than 20kts in the brisk trade winds, the pleasure was written all over his face. His huge grin spoke volumes. ...

BAR HQ will provide a showcase for clean energy By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 2:50 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Low Carbon partnership will power team's HQ during bid to bring America's Cup to Britain. Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) is leading the sporting world in sustainability, in its bid to bring the 35th America's Cup to the UK. The sailing team, formed by Olympic multi-gold medallist Ben Ainslie, is announcing a long-term partnership with renewables investor Low Carbon. ...

Australian Youth Championships 2015 - Racing kicks-off By Cora Zillich, , 2:37 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Australian Youth Championships 2015: The first day of the Australian Youth Championships started with a southerly breeze which shifted considerably, forcing race officers to hold the start until the breeze settled. By the second race, the breeze had settled into a typical south westerly 'Fremantle Doctor' with short waves keeping competitors on their toes. ...

International 14 Worlds 2015 - Practice day ahead of Worlds By Tracey Johnstone - i14 World Championships Media, , 2:20 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
International 14s World Championship 2015: The official practice race day prior to the first day of the fleet racing in International 14s World Championship being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club. ...

Flying Dutchman World Championships - Images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 12:46 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Flying Dutchman World Championships images provided by photographer Andrea Francolini. ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa gets back to work at their Cagliari base By Sail-World, , 11:21 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
America's Cup challenger, Luna Rossa, has got back into their work at the team's base in Cagliari, Italy. Top international photographer takes us inside the base ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Five Emirates Team NZ sailors contesting Worlds By Sail-World, , 10:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Five members of the Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team are in Victoria, Australia, for the Australian and World Moth championships. ...

2015 Tasar World Champs - Chris Dance and Peter Hackett series leader By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 9:59 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Tasar World Championship - Tuesday 6th January the Tasar 2015 World Championships had three races during the afternoon. Initially it was a light southerly breeze and a low chop, with the breeze slowly increasing by the third race into a relatively strong wind and very choppy seas with swell running in different directions. ...

Skiff World Championships - Snakes and Ladders on Day 3 By Rick Steuart, Perth , 9:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
At the ACO Musto Performance Skiff World Championships 2015 in Perth WA the sailors were talking at the breakfast table of a forecast of 25 knots or better with big whitecaps on the water and a fair number of capsizes to deal with. Down on the lawn, they were working on how to take spare tiller extensions with them in case they broke them. ...

Musto Skiff Worlds: Good day for an all rounder By Rick Steuart, Perth , 8:46 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Predict Wind said one thing and the BOM site said another. Both of them were right. Three races were held on Melville Water West with a variation of wind strengths in the first two races ranging from 20 + knots down to nine knots with a third race that experienced a booming comeback from the wind gods. This took left hand side of the course up to 20 knots and started bowling the tailenders over. ...

Moth World Championship: Outteridge prepares for showdown at Sorrento By Di Pearson, , 2:24 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) has received a record 165 entries for the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship due to be sailed in the popular seaside town of Sorrento from 9-16 January, 2015, on Port Phillip. Among the entries is defending world champion Nathan Outteridge, the 2012 Olympic 49er gold medallist and America’s Cup skipper for Artemis Racing ...

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