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Fiji is back for cruising sailors... late Pittwater bargains for this weekend...10 Rules for anjoying a storm...Sail WA, the last frontier...two on raft for three nights...and much more... | 27/11/2008
No-one with any brains ever stayed on a yacht for an hour more than necessary -who said that?...New Kid on the Block, the RAYA anchor...AMVER gives awards after 25 years of rescues...and much more... | 20/11/2008
D-Day for Epirbs...the cheap alternative, buy a boat and sail it home...Treleavens are back...crossing a bar safely...Doyle's free weather seminar...and much more... | 13/11/2008
C-Map Product Alert...Buizen legend longer...Rob's Passage Planner, making life easy...Sea Scoopa invention...the truth about what's wrong with our oceans...and much more... | 06/11/2008
Royal Perth Yacht Club - what crisis?...Deck Hardware sale...Second teen vies for youngest round the world...Sailors Radio webcast...Bavaria and Bakers with new yachts... and more... | 30/10/2008
Cruise to Hobart announced... Balmain Regatta this Sunday...Sir Richard Branson... Pete Goss...Zac Sunderland...Hugo Boss... Sailors' Naughtical Almanac... Leaping dolphins and more... | 23/10/2008
Wild Ride for Zac...furling genoas....Classic Aussie Barbecue in Lord Howe...new electric outboard motor...yacht sold for $30... and more | 16/10/2008
For the cruising sailor - best most up-to-date Sailing News and articles from Australia and the World | 09/10/2008
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Adventure...sunsets...pirate attacks...rallies...quirky stories... all in this week's Sail-World Cruising | 25/09/2008
Two French sailors rescued after commandos storm sailing boat...hope fades for Blessed Be...Blessing of the Fleet in Southport...black Bear attacks man in marina...sailing book reviews...and much more... | 18/09/2008
Blessed Be Search continues...French sailors to be swapped for pirates?...preparing your boat for high winds...eco-friendly soda blasting... Brisbane Boat Show...and more... | 11/09/2008
sailor's life lost after losing keel...Coalition Warships to protect shipping...but pirates captured another French yacht...avoiding fire on your sailing boat...and more | 04/09/2008
Pirates of the Mediterranean?...sailing and swimming with whales...O No! she was floating yesterday...profile of an entrepreneurial cruiser...and much more... | 28/08/2008
Coastal Sailors:Watch for drifting yacht...baby whale update stories...whale collisions to rise...Tasmanian Governor:Search for his ships...and more... | 21/08/2008
German Sailors freed...NSW Marine rescue upgrade...Blackwattle for sale...better security for your boat...'green' wine comes by sail...and more... | 14/08/2008
Superyacht scares pirates...110 rally yachts impounded...Sardinia, Corsica, Polynesia...Pete Goss's new venture...and much more | 07/08/2008
Sydney Boat Show takes off...innovative cruisers upgrade the AIS...When the Dream becomes a nightmare...Jumping in the Whitsundays... and more... | 31/07/2008
Kidnapped cruising sailors update...Sydney International Boat Show...Sailing your dream but keeping your career...Nettlenet pool...and much more | 24/07/2008
Hero dog attacks pirates...Sailing stage programme at the Sydney Boat Show...Darwin to Ambon, the phoenix rally...across the Atlantic in under 6 days...and much more | 17/07/2008
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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]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: A memorable edition of the 628-nm race appears certain, with the contest between the fleet’s five Maxi yachts living up to the pre-race hype. At 8:00pm local time, Comanche leads seven-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI by one nautical mile, with Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal and Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 100 just a few miles behind the leading duo. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Start photos by Andrea Francolini. ... [more]  

Comanche skipper Ken Read was in fine form in this video interview. He says On the first night, will there will be too much upwind to be able to send it? It absolutey plays on my mind as the skipper this boat is untested. We’re completely cutting edge, and when it's cutting edge it’s a Formula 1 race car that blows up its engine on the first lap. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Brad Kellett, Brindabella’s sailing master, reported that while he was doing his regular checks this evening he discovered larger than normal quantities of water in the bottom of the boat, found to be coming from damaged rudder bearings. 'We were just coming into our own after a risky tactical decision to go offshore paid off,' a disappointed Kellett said. ... [more]  

While the Sydney Hobart boats set off and a selection of Olympic and America’s Cup sailors take to the water down the road in Sorrento there will be a battle for glory and reputation off the waters of McCrae at the 2015 B14 World Championships. ... [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 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]  

Unedited footage of the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart shot from a 18 knot, flat out, chase boat, by Boats On TV. Ken Read and crew of Jim and Kristy Clark's Comanche blitzed the other 100 footers in dynamic style, setting a new record to the rounding mark off Sydney Heads. ... [more]  

Top international photographers, Carlo Borlenghi and Daniel Forster were on the water, and in the air, for the start of the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Here is a selection of their images of the day. ... [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]  

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 Hobart Yacht Race: Designed for fast broad reaching, the 15 knot plus south-easterly breeze on the harbour was made to order for the big red and black hulled yacht owned by American Jim Clark and his Australian wife, Kristy. After a brilliant start slightly ahead and to leeward of Wild Oats XI, Comanche swiftly unfurled her giant spinnaker and took off, quickly ‘rolling the Oats’. ... [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]  

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]  

Sydney Hobart - Ragamuffin's David Witt explains deck failure + Video
Wild Oats XI - Damage drama in lead-up to Sydney Hobart Race
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images by Photographer Carlo Borlenghi
Five faces behind the 100ft super maxis by Andrea Francolini
Marine Rescue NSW supports Sydney to Hobart
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Everyone's in with a chance
Comanche Designers talk before Sydney Hobart
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - To Hobart in Style
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Ken Read's notes on Comanche
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   


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