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Sail the Bahamas... ARC finish news... Summer Sailstice 2008... How to trim your headsails for a fast sail... Spade anchor...and more... | 13/12/2007
Search for missing nine sailors ...Is YOUR yacht ready for heavy weather?...Lone NZ sailor to brave Japanese Whalers...Piracy update by Oxford Analytica...and much more | 06/12/2007
The ARC sets off...piracy, separating fact and fiction...Jimmy Cornell's new book... and much more... | 29/11/2007
Windjammer cancellations...10 Rules for heavy weather cruising...Blue Water Rally starts well...and more... | 22/11/2007
Cruising News from around the World | 15/11/2007
''Clueless'' Lost Sailor...ISAF's Six for Hall of Fame...Frostbite sailors sail through winter... and much more | 10/11/2007
Ouzo sailors let to die... Turkey will it merge in the Med?... Florida tops for Megayachts... and more... | 04/11/2007
Coconut Milk Run fleets reach Oz | 28/10/2007
Port2Port Rally - Not Left Vanuatu | 21/10/2007
World Cruising News from Sail-World | 14/10/2007
World Cruising and Rugby | 08/10/2007
Taia to have eye op... fire at sea...Beneteau's big sales...the thing about Piracy...and more | 30/09/2007
Cruising the Pacific- the Coconut Milk Run | 23/09/2007
Waiting for a Weather Window to Fiji | 19/09/2007
Waiting for a Weather Window to Fiji | 19/09/2007
The Yacht Delivery from Hell.. Polar Circumnavigator waits for the ice...Where am I really - GPS vs Chart... and more | 10/09/2007
Losing sight of paradise | 01/09/2007
So you want to go chartering?...solo sailor Flanagan waits for the ice-melt...survivors by choice... and much more... | 19/08/2007
Why superyachts can't get crew... new C-Map out now...Take a tall ship through Croatia... and much more... | 12/08/2007
Practicing your storm sail skills...learn to sail via CDROM...sailing in Tonga, Tahiti...rescues raise questions... and more | 05/08/2007
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News - World & Australia

The International Moth Class isn't exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there. Moths have been on foils for almost 10 years, yet besides talking to fellow moth sailors, there isn't a lot of information out there to help you master the skills and techniques needed to fly ... [more]  

Discussions started early in September to get the fleet together for, what at the time was, the City of Canberra regatta. It was pretty clear from the outset that we would get virtually every boat in Australia in attendance. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Australia’s premier ocean race has always had an international flavour; Captain Illingworth, who started the whole Sydney Hobart thing was, after all, an Englishman. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ocean sailors are daft; why else would you think it a good idea to take a modern ocean racing yacht around the world on her own bottom to compete in lots and lots of races, some thousands of miles long? ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The island is off the NSW south coast, 155 nautical miles south of Sydney’s South Head and about 6 nm south-east of Narooma. Its lighthouse, built of granite quarried on the island, began operating in 1881. The island is a protected nature reserve. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hundreds of Australian sailors spend their lives trying to win the Tattersall’s Cup; year after year they declare in Hobart that this was their last Rolex Sydney Hobart - definitely - for sure. But 12 months later you spot them again at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, tinkering with their pride and joy and nervously eying off Boxing Day ... [more]  

America's Cup: Lawsuit against Oracle Racing lodged in San Francisco *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
In further legal fallout from the 34th America's Cup one of the New Zealand sailors named in an action bought by the International Sailing Federation has in turn lodged a lawsuit in a California Court against his former racing team, Oracle Racing Inc over boat fixing in America's Cup World Series ... [more]  

Counting down to Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 by Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 will see the re-emergence of Team HIFI skippered by Neil Pryde, and along with Team Oi! skippered by Peter Ahern, are top contenders for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy, which is given to the winner of the Racing Class title. Oi! clinched the trophy in 2014, and HIFI won in 2013. ... [more]  

2017 J/80 World Championships: The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) has an active J/80 fleet and attracts many more of the class to its summer series of regattas run annually from May through to September, in addition to match racing J/80s in the annual Grade 2 Match Cup. ... [more]  

Spectacular fire on Sydney Harbour captured on video *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Sydney sailing sports photographer, Beth Morley was on Sydney Harbour, capturing images of the Friday night racing, when a luxury launch caught fire nearby. I was out photographing the Ransa Sailing yacht race this evening when I saw smoke coming from the back of a large cruise boat around the back of Sow and Pigs (reef) area towards Middle Head. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World: The award is in recognition of the way he directed his crew during a dramatic man overboard rescue in the harsh northern Pacific Ocean last March. The Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship is an internationally renowned trophy awarded annually for an act of seamanship which significantly contributes to the safety of a yacht, or one or more individuals at sea. ... [more]  

While sturdy concrete structures and swift racing yachts generally share little in common, in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race a well-known name in Australian construction will also be the name behind – and, in fact, on – one of the contenders. ... [more]  

OK Dinghy Worlds: Some sailors will even be in transit over the festive period, so thoughts of overindulgence will be a long way from their minds as they focus on the challenge ahead – overcoming the strong Australian team and preparing for the conditions on Port Phillip Bay. However, if the event is true to form - there will be overindulgence in competitive and fun racing. ... [more]  

If you are into sailing in Australia you will probably know his name, and you will no doubt have seen his images hundreds of times. However, for the majority of sailors, putting a face to his name would be an impossible task. ... [more]  

The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - With the early weather outlook for next week’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race indicating it will be a sometimes torrid all-round test over the 628 nautical miles, the highly experienced crew of race record holder Wild Oats XI is feeling comfortable but not over-confident. ... [more]  

Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water to provided this gallery of images of Comanche. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Financial guru Paul Clitheroe calls all his boats Balance; as in balance sheet, balanced portfolio, bank balance and balance in life. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Financial guru Paul Clitheroe calls all his boats Balance; as in balance sheet, balanced portfolio, bank balance and balance in life. ... [more]  

Images from Mauritius as the Team Vestas Wind recovery crew prepare to depart for the Cargados Carajos Shoals, over 200nm away. The team have acquired some salvage equipment and will live aboard a chartered boat and attempt to float the boat over the reef and into the lagoon. ... [more]  

The skipper of Mapfre, Iker Martinez will leave the Campos managed Volvo Ocean Race entry for the third Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team cites a conflict between Martinez's Olympic commitments in the Nacra 17 and the Volvo Ocean Race, as the reason for the departure which the team says was a planned move. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) has flown back to a remote Indian Ocean reef to help oversee a complicated operation to retrieve his stranded boat after it was grounded there during Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race nearly three weeks ago. ... [more]  

The America's Cup Competitor Forum, comprising the six teams registered for the 2017 America’s Cup, has appointed Iain Murray as Regatta Director. The appointment was tipped a month ago in Sail-World.com. Under the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup, the appointment has to be approved by the majority of the competitors. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: The intention to enter the fleet of twelve Clipper 70s in the 71st edition has just been confirmed by Clipper Race organisers. The RSHYR will form part of the biennial Clipper Race series for a second time. The round-the-world fleet created much interest in 2013 as amateur sailors from over 40 different nationalities competed as part of their 40,000 mile circumnavigation. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 34th. Sailing news in sixty seconds-ish (2:46). Sail Sydney: Josh McKnight (Moth, 9:43), Tom Spithill (Moth, 12:45), Olivia Price & Eliza Solly (FX, 15:24) Tom Burton (Laser, 23:20) James Wierzbowski (Extreme 40's, 32:08) and much more ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 3 - On the Atoll *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Final part of a three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson tell what happened once the crew stepped aboard the local coastguard boat just after dawn, and subsequent trips back to the wreck. ... [more]  

2015 International 14 World Championship - Four-time World Champion, Britain’s Archie Massey, expects racing in the titles at Geelong, Australia, will be tight. ... [more]  

The 2014 WWA Wake Park World Series (WPWS) officially ended this past weekend at one of the most fun and progressive cable parks on the globe; Thai Wake Park (TWP) in Bangkok, Thailand. With tons of advanced new features in the lake, top Wakeboarders from all over the world tightened up their boots and hit the water for what would be a groundbreaking finish to a historical WPWS season. ... [more]  

2015 Sail Paradise - Two of Australia’s best ocean racing yachts, both entries in next week’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race, have been confirmed as entries for Southport Yacht Club’s Sail Paradise series, which will be contested off the Gold Coast from March 6 to 8. ... [more]  

Sailors and holiday-makers are encouraged to tune in to 7mate at 2pm this Friday, December 19 to watch a tourism-style documentary featuring the best of the Whitsundays. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Two pint-sized Tasmanian boats will go-head-to-head in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in December, and apart from targeting the main objective of winning the race overall, the duo’s pride will be on the line as they chase the first Tasmanian boat trophy. ... [more]  

A successful medal haul for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with five gold, five silver and three bronze in the Olympic class program, plus two gold and one bronze in the Paralympic fleet. Hear what the sailors had to say about their performance, along with some great video footage of the week's racing on Port Phillip. ... [more]  

Bart’s Bash raises huge total for international sailing charity
Maserati Twilight Regatta - MC38 season grand finale
Perpetual Loyal unveils 1120 square metre A2 for Rolex Sydney Hobart
ISAF SWC Melbourne – Girls’ Day Out *Feature
Website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna is launched
Great signed Limited Edition sailing books by Bob Fisher for Christmas
Clipper Race - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to mentor young South African
2015 Lakefest Aquatic Week - A week-long celebration of boating
IFDS Worlds 2014 New Video Memories - Halifax is just a click away!
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Advice to boaters ahead of start
McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Must see, seriously fun event
2015 Auckland to Wellington Race: Expression of interest required
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Oldies return
Marine Auctions raises the bar with live internet bidding for auctions
Day 12 of the PSA 12 Days of Christmas
Volvo Ocean Race sets up independent inquiry into Vestas Wind disaster
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel: sweet victory
2014 OK Dinghy Worlds Preview one - Last but not least
Melges 24 Christmas Sprint Series - Christmas comes early for Red Mist
PBSC Three Islands Christmas Race - Merry Weta sailing at Pittwater   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 8 - Superb podium finish for Realteam   
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature   
National Pies Launceston to Hobart Race - Long voyage to contest   
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ed’s one last midnight ramble   
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One last modification to Wild Oats XI   
Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 2 - Frosty, Hoonigan and Wilbo *Feature   
Day 11 of PSA's Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 15 December 2014   
Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race comes to a close   
Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO *Feature   
Western Australian State Viper 640 Championships - Vipers debut   
Maserati Twilight Regattas preview   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Successful medal-haul for Australia   
SYC sailors impressive results in Sail Sydney and Sail Melbourne   
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Swiss team Alinghi wins   
Day 10 of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas   
Extreme Sailing Series: Images from Act 8 + Series' Highlights video   
Extreme Sailing Series: Final curtain in Sydney   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team - Leg Two review   


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