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Missing message might have led to Nina, farewell to Nancy Knudsen | 18/07/2014
Coming boat shows, Mexico smiles, clumsy whale, another boom death... | 10/07/2014
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MOB for 13 hours, lightning strikes, tips on boat handling in marinas | 26/06/2014
Boat scammers, sentimental star, 8 secrets of being a good boat guest | 20/06/2014
Towing them home...a 'perfect' cruising boat...South Pacific weather | 12/06/2014
Life jacket catches fire...record-setting sailors...Aussies far afield | 05/06/2014
Why did it happen? - loss of Cheeki Rafiki & Tao, the analyses begin | 29/05/2014
Atlantic liferaft search, circling Antarctica, shallow water sailing | 22/05/2014
Shark attacks dinghy, Roaring Forties to disappear, overboard 28 hours | 15/05/2014
The adventures, the mishaps, the practical - best cruising news | 08/05/2014
Tension, amusement, instruction and great information - Cruising News! | 01/05/2014
New discoveries, new adventures, new inventions, new tales... | 24/04/2014
The Atlantic in a 87 days, marinas honoured, sweet holiday sailing... | 17/04/2014
Dekker honoured, Affordable Boat Act, sea mysteries, Arctic adventure | 03/04/2014
Southport Club a winner,charm of boat children, watch OTHERS' mistakes | 27/03/2014
News from the world of the cruising sailor | 21/03/2014
Cats hailed, sailing adventures - planned, achieved, foiled | 13/03/2014
Cruising sailor attack, solar fabric for yachts, Kawau to close | 07/03/2014
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News - World & Australia

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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, the global sailing race that took place in 60 countries around the world, on September 21st, 2014 raised an incredible £366,391.95 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The race was held in memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, the Olympic gold medal sailor who died in May 2013. ... [more]  

In the Maserati MC38 Twilight Regatta on Sydney Harbour at his second ever MC38 series, which just happened to be the one his business sponsored, Neville Crichton’s Maserati racing team showed their potential for next season with an overall win. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Perpetual Loyal is no stranger to the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Winning line honours in 2011, they have continued to be a contender, especially in heavier breezes. ... [more]  

In a lot of ways, it was kind of befitting that the best conditions of the last day of the Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, were saved for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race. Apart from highlighting them in glorious sunshine, like Huey’s own spotlights, it also brought into frame that were only two girls 470 crews in attendance for the regatta. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, has been launched. The Finn class is eagerly anticipating a return to Takapuna Boating Club for what will be only the second Finn World Championship to be held in New Zealand. It will have been 35 years since Cam Lewis (USA) beat John Bertrand (USA) in a thrilling final race showdown in 1980, to take the Gold Cup. ... [more]  

Looking for a great Christmas present which you can buy with a few mouse clicks? Bob Fisher's books on the Round the World races, Farr 40's and the definitive America's Cup two volume set are still available, along with other titles from South Atlantic Publishing. ... [more]  

In January Nqoba, from Durban, will embark on his Yachtmaster qualification and will have none other than legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to ever sail solo, non-stop round the world in 1968-69, as his mentor as he takes the first steps to realise his dream of circumnavigating the globe at the helm of a Clipper 70. ... [more]  

The Lakefest Aquatic Week on beautiful Lake Macquarie – just south of Newcastle – is set to become a reality with a number of events confirmed to occur during the February 20-27 week long celebration. ... [more]  

IFDS 2014 Worlds: But as you reflect back on the year, we hope you will agree that week of competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia set a new standard for disabled sailing. It was the largest world regatta yet with 18 SKUD-18 teams, 14 Sonar teams and 49 2.4mR competitors and the largest number of countries participating. There were some challenging days finding enough wind to race. ... [more]  

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Advice to boaters ahead of start by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Roads and Maritime Services advises boaters to plan their trip on Sydney Harbour well in advance of the 1pm start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this Boxing Day. ... [more]  

The 2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship is set to be even more of a spectacle this year, with the return of the Zhik ‘Mothapolooza’ which promises a potential head-to-head with teams of America’s Cup and Olympic sailors. ... [more]  

2015 Auckland to Wellington Race - Royal Akarana Yacht Club in conjunction with Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club are considering hosting the 2015 Auckland to Wellington Race. There is a gap in the larger offshore racing calendar in 2015, with RAYC choosing to have a year off from international racing. ANZ Sail Fiji will return in 2016. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
Part 2 of 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 covers what happened from the time the Volvo65 hit the reef on the SE corner of the Cargados Carajos Shoals. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - When the cannon fires sending the 118 entries on their way in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 70th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, two yachts will stand out, because they first competed back in the early days of the race. ... [more]  

Marine Auctions is proud to announce that they will be pioneering their 2015 auctions with live internet online bidding from around the world. This is a huge step for Marine Auctions who have cemented themselves at the forefront within the industry. ... [more]  

Day 12 of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas and the offer is $500 of a new boat. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race have announced from their headquarters in Alicante, Spain that an independent report has been commissioned into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean. The report will be released during the Auckland stopover. ... [more]  

The French sailor scratches his newly shaved skin. He tentatively reaches towards a plate of fried chicken pieces. Still not sure. He rubs his chin again. He hesitates. Laurent briefly runs his eye over the other plates, but finally he can no longer resist the crispy fried chicken pieces. 'This is what I’ve been waiting for,' says the cheerful Frenchman. ... [more]  

The 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship opens at Black Rock Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia, on December 28th and so far there are around 80 entries, with perhaps a few more before registration closes. This 52nd OK Dinghy World Championship will be the third time that Black Rock YC has hosted the event, following 1982 and 1990. ... [more]  

Adelaide Sailing Club played host once again to the Melges 24 class for its 'Christmas Sprint Series', the third three day M24 regatta in five weeks held by ASC which, (in the same season the club is also hosting the M24 Australian Championship) says something about the power of persuasion, energy and organisation being put in to M24 class by its Australian Secretary Donna Evans. ... [more]  

The Wetas made up the largest single class at this fun event amongst assorted Hobies and other catamarans, and all competitors had been encouraged to wear Christmas costumes (Santa hats abounded) and decorate their boat accordingly. ... [more]  

The team, led by Jerome Clerc, will not compete on the 2015 Extreme circuit but intends instead to focus entirely on the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy season in Switzerland. The professional sailing squad onboard Realteam capped a superb 2014 season with a third place in Sydney last weekend that put them on the third step of the overall Extreme Sailing Series Championship podium. ... [more]  

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
WA Dragon State Championships: Willy Packer takes title in cliffhanger
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi crowned 2014 and Sydney champions
Extreme Sailing Series -Sydney Land Rover recognises talent   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images   
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi dons ESS Crown, Oman Air wins award   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Gac Pindar capsize + Video   
18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy   
ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos   
Roberts and Dally turn tables to close out CYCA Trophy–Passage Series   
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Hat-trick for Tom Burton   
Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result   
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Fleet rumbles in Miami   
WA Dragon State Championship - ‘Freo doctor’ oils up its tonsils   
RHKYC Race Coach vacancy   
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat see championship bid slip   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel (NED) wins Leg 2   
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Checking into protest room   
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne: Final day Preview   
Day 9 of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas   
Extreme Sailing Series: Day 3 image gallery from Sydney Harbour *Feature   
The Extreme Sailing Series™ - Action-packed day on Sydney Harbour   


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