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Boating News- marine technolgy break-through? | 24/12/2007
Boating news Editorial | 17/12/2007
Boating News from the Asia Pacific | 05/12/2007
Boats and Boating across the Asia Pacific | 23/11/2007
Boating news from Australia and the World | 19/11/2007
The latest news from the Asia-Pacific Boating scene | 11/11/2007
Whales, Boats and boating | 02/11/2007
Mustang receivership, the real news, more from boating and boats | 26/10/2007
Boat Show and the latest boating news | 19/10/2007
News from the Boating and Boats scene | 15/10/2007
Jetboats, Australian Marine Awards and more boating news | 05/10/2007
The latest news from the Boats and Boating scene | 28/09/2007
Latest Boating News | 21/09/2007
Boats and Boating -the latest news | 14/09/2007
Latest Boating News | 07/09/2007
Thunder & Lightning, Brisbane Boat Show, APEC Restrictions, | 30/08/2007
Brisbane Boat Show and more boating news | 24/08/2007
Boating News from the Asia Pacific and beyond | 17/08/2007
Showtime on the Boating Scene | 10/08/2007
Sydney Boat Show - the latest | 03/08/2007
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News - World & Australia

Will Comanche take a scalp? by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team
After blasting off the startline earlier today, Jim Clark's Comanche continues to hold the lead in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart race eight hours into the race. ... [more]  

A stiff southerly is testing the boats and sailors on the first afternoon of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart and by late afternoon, four yachts had retired from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual race. The first casualties of the race were Tina of Melbourne, forced out because of hull damage and Bear Necessity with a damaged rudder, just two hours into the race. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The 117 competing yachts, including five 100-foot Maxis, represents the race’s largest number of starters since 1994. Of the five Maxis, Jim Clark’s Comanche (USA) made the early gains in the race’s 70th edition, reaching the first mark in record time and setting a blistering pace. Seven-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI was in close pursuit. ... [more]  

Volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW are on standby every day of the year – even Christmas Day – to help boaters in trouble on our waters. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Tony Cable just keeps going on. Last year he finished his 48th Sydney Hobart, setting a record for the number of races by an individual - this year it is number 49 - 49 not out, just one off the half ton! ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney to Hobart: Replay video coverage on Sail-World *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Replay of the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. The fleet is expected to experience fresh to strong headwinds for the start and first 24 hours, although winds will moderate towards the end of this period. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Day 1 start images by photographer Carlo Borlenghi ... [more]  

Launceston to Hobart: Fork in the Road is a hot favourite to record her fourth line honours victory in the 285 nautical mile race starting tomorrow, Saturday, 27 December. With fresh west to north-westerly winds forecast for Bass Strait Saturday and Sunday, The Fork in the Road could well break the race record of 1 day 16 hours 22 minutes and 18 seconds set by Helsal 3 in the 2011 L2H race. ... [more]  

One of the largest fleets in many years started the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race today in a building southerly and in bright sunshine. There seemed to be some mind games going on amongst the super maxis during the pre race dry runs as each in turn put in a single reef in the 30 minutes before the start. Possibly there was some tossing of the coin as to whether it was ... [more]  

Expect a spectacular and very fast start down Sydney Harbour in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year. At the final briefing for crews at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia this morning, the Bureau of Meteorology’s Andrew Treloar told the sailors that a southerly front is expected to move through Sydney about an hour before race start. ... [more]  

Chicken pies, the gooseneck and the voodoo stick were the last items to be ticked off today in Wild Oats XI’s preparation for a record-breaking bid in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race, which starts on Sydney Harbour at 1pm tomorrow. ... [more]  

The 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart coverage will go live at 0800 AEST with interviews, but will play the promo until then. ... [more]  

In the media scrum for interviews with the skippers and owners of the five super maxis that followed a short press conference at the CYCA on Christmas Eve, anyone from outside the yachting scene might not have noticed one of the world’s finest sailors and circumnavigators standing quietly to one side chatting with Iain Murray and Steve Jarvin ... [more]  

America’s Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill could well be the most overqualified grinder you’ll see in action in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart start line today. 'He’s been a wonderful team player and literally in the pre-start you’re going to see him grinding, he said he’d do whatever it takes, and he’s lived up to that,' Comanche skipper Ken Read said. ... [more]  

When most would have been sitting down for Christmas lunch the Wild Oats XI team were to be seen out on Sydney Harbour testing their new - and appropriately named - gooseneck, that replaces the one that failed when out training earlier in the week. In a puffy nor'easter Wild Oats XI headed to Manly on the wind, swung around close to the Manly East mark and headed back down the harbour for home. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Renowned for her competitiveness, Australian-born model Hinze-Clark had expressed a desire to be aboard the new American supermaxi for the great race. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - The Weather Gate *Feature by John Curnow and Rob Kothe, Sydney
In order to win this iconic ocean race,on handicap, there are three things you absolutely need to have accomplished. Two you can do something about, whereas the third is entirely out of your control. ... [more]  

For Christmas a Shiny new Sail-World.com *Feature by Brendan Maxwell
Santa’s elves started on January 7th 2014 building a set of shiny new Sail-World.com websites and just minutes before Christmas morning in one of Santa’s first touch downs Auckland New Zealand , TetraMedia General Manager Jedda Murphy flicked the switch on the dedicated TetraMeda servers in Frankfurt Germany to take almost all our world-wide audience to the new Sail-World sites. ... [more]  

Professor Pat Pending had the most amazing Convert-a-Car in the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. It could do just about anything. Come Boxing Day and the start of the 70th Sydney-Hobart, some may well wish they had a Convert-a-Boat. Being a hundred feet at the start would be cool. You get away off your own line and in clear breeze. You’re also well inside the rulebook. ... [more]  

Few Americans have won more sailboat races than Ken Read, 53, the President of North Sails . Read is skipper of Comanche, Jim and Kristy Clark’s new 100-fooer, one of five that will be lining up on the startline of the Sydney to Hobart. I caught up with Read some 48 hours before the start to get his pulse on the race, Comanche, and the adventure that lies ahead, en route to Hobart. ... [more]  

The skippers of the five 100 foot super maxis battling for Line Honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race speak about the boats, the weather and their expectations. ... [more]  

For sure Christmas is upon the 16 skippers of the Barcelona World Race, but the way they enjoy it or deal with it will be different from team to team, and skipper to skipper. But for everyone the thoughts of the 31st December start, and what lies ahead for the coming three months, are impossible to suppress. Even on Christmas Day. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovery video *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Three and a half minute video of the Team Vestas Wind recovery operation from the reef at St Brandon. The Volvo Ocean Racer struck the reef on November 29, just after nightfall breaking off both rudders, she also ;ost a considerable part of her stern section. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Sabre Australian Championship - A large fleet is looming for the upcoming 37th Sabre Australian Championship to be held at Adelaide Sailing Club at West Beach from the 28th Dec 2014 - 4th Jan 2015. ... [more]  

The lightest of the supermaxi's Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin 100 suffered a major structural deck failure in pre-Hobart training. Sailing master David Witt explains in his usual laconic manner just what happened. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Sydney Hobart yacht race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is the centre of an intense repair effort on the eve of the big race after suffering damage during her most recent training run. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images are provided by Photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ... [more]  

Images of five faces behind the 100ft super maxis taking part in the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart provided by Photographer Andrea Francolini. ... [more]  

Volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW (MRNSW) will again play a key support role in one of summer’s iconic events, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Sailors in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart should watch what they eat on Christmas day or they may well watch Christmas dinner all over again on Boxing Day. ... [more]  

Launched in September 2014, Comanche resulted from the studies realised on the Macif and Banque Populaire Imoca monohulls, who finished first and second in the 2012 Vendée Globe. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There are two ways you can get to Hobart, there is the wet way - cold, noisy, perched on the rail dreaming of the next Mars bar - and there’s the Swan way, dry in the cockpit, savouring the aromas wafting from the fully equipped galley below. ... [more]  

Twice Volvo Ocean race skipper and America's Cup helmsman, Ken Read, outlines the Comanche campaign to win the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Rio 100 - A supermaxi is reborn + Video *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Team Vestas Wind being removed from reef
Entries open for 2015 ORC Championship events
Cock of the Bay - Mercedes III again!
Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race - Online entry open
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Levelling the playing field
National Pies Launceston to Hobart - Tamar yachts looking for win
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race video preview
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It's a Woman’s world too
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - S&S34 is turning heads
Moth Worlds – Looping the loop *Feature
Rio 2016 - Super-bugs found in Rio sailing waters
Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 *Feature
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 22 show
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind images from the reef recovery
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovered from reef
Qingdao to continue as Asian ISAF Sailing World Cup venue
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Will it be Bash and Crash?
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: USA's RIO 100 trains off Sydney Heads
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Weather early Xmas gift for small yachts
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hollywood focused on victory   
Soldiering on in the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race   
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - The mental game + Videos   
Inaugural Australian Viper 640 One Design Regatta   
Sail-World's coverage of Rolex Sydney Hobart will be its biggest ever   
2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled   
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Clark's thoughts on Comanche's maiden race *Feature   
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Salt water therapy   
Belcher and Ryan win Copa Brasil de Vela to top off a successful 2014   
2014 National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Victorian entry   
Flying Dutchman Worlds on Sydney Harbour   
Yachts of Yesteryear to celebrate 70th Sydney Hobart in Parade of Sail   
Moth Tutorials - Presented by Nathan Outteridge   
2014 VX-One ACT Championships - Overall report   
America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault *Feature   
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – One race many nations   
Rob and Scarlet’s big adventure before Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race   
Waypoints of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race   
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Title defence   
America's Cup: Lawsuit against Oracle Racing lodged in San Francisco *Feature   


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