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AC72's, Dragons, Kieler Woche and more... | 27/06/2013
Dragons, Kieler Woche, VOR and more... | 22/06/2013
A shocking day for Sailing - Andrew Simpson killed in AC72 capsize | 10/05/2013
UK sailing news - The Kirby Torch, America's Cup and VOR | 12/04/2013
Perfect Palma weather - Wish you were here? | 06/04/2013
Dinghy Shows, Figaro and Artemis Racing - News from UK and beyond | 25/03/2013
Laser designer in court battle, Jimmy Spithill interview pt 2 and more | 16/03/2013
Spithill unloads on NZL AC team, Luna Rossa AC72 vision and more | 12/03/2013
UK, Europe and international sailing news from Sail-World.com | 09/03/2013
Dinghy Shows, Figaro and Artemis Racing - News from UK and beyond | 01/03/2013
UK sailing news, 2020 Olympics, Sail-World toolbar and more | 16/02/2013
TP52s and Volvo Ocean 65s – Sailing News from the UK and Beyond | 12/02/2013
Duels, a capsize and ISAF action - Sailing News from the UK and Beyond | 04/02/2013
Vendee victory, VOR and Rio gold - Sailing News from the UK and Beyond | 28/01/2013
Vendee Sam Davies dismasted, Sail-World on board AC 72 + More UK News | 18/11/2012
ISAF Annual Meeting 2012 - Sailing News from the UK and Beyond | 06/11/2012
AC72 Pitchpole —Sailing News from the U.K. and Beyond | 17/10/2012
ACWS, Team15, and more UK and international sailing news | 11/10/2012
The Road to Weymouth continues | 20/07/2012
Groupama wins the Volvo Ocean Race and lots more sailing news | 05/07/2012
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News - World & Australia

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The 117 yachts in the Rolex Sydney Hobart will face an early test this year, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasting a sharp 20 to 25 knot southerly change on Boxing Day afternoon not long after the start. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There’s no doubt the returned soldiers aboard Spirit of Mateship and Southern Excellence II are the kind of blokes you want around if things went horribly wrong – and for that matter, you want them for the good stuff too – because they are top blokes. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race: The challenges of racing as a duo, not just seeking to perform at the highest level over a period of 90 to 100 days but actually co-habiting in a small, confined space whilst also experiencing extremes of discomfort – wet, damp, tired, hot, cold, emotional and physical. Here Ken Way gives an insight into how he helps the relationship between the two skippers work. ... [more]  

Inaugural Australian Viper 640 One Design Regatta by Viper Viper, western australia
Aus. Viper 640 One Design Regatta: Heather Monkhouse on Hissteria said after the finish of one race, 'We sailed really well and we were near last. How did that happen? ……And then I looked in front and we had about seven boats just seconds in front of us. We were still in it if we sailed well…. The racing is so close.' Saturday was meant to be breeze above 18 knots all day. It didn’t eventuate. ... [more]  

Our nine sites world-wide will be carrying the full vision coverage and we will also have Nic Douglass's audio coverage starting from 8am. Great feedback this last week for our three part interview series with Nico, Chris Nicholson on Team Vestas grounding. Positive comments too on our feature article on the development of the junior dinghy and a sad week for Australian keelboat sailing. ... [more]  

2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled by Terry Travers, Tasmania
In a dismal day for adventure style racing The Australian Three Peaks Race committee of the Mersey Yacht Club inc. announced that the 2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled and the organisation will go into recess. ... [more]  

Comanche’s owner, Jim Clark concedes that a Rolex Sydney Hobart isn’t the ideal first race for such a big, complex machine, but: 'I am married to an Australian, and I’ve seen the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart a number of times. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Warwick Sherman never really wanted to do the Rolex Sydney Hobart, he’d done plenty of ocean racing, but bashing his way across Bass Strait to get to Tasmania just didn't grab him. Perversely, all that changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. ... [more]  

World Champions Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) have won the Men’s 470 at the 'Copa Brasil de Vela' on Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay overnight. ... [more]  

The 2014 Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race will have special significance for Melbourne yachtsman Richard Gates – culminating a return to yachting after a break of 30 years and sailing back to where he grew up. ... [more]  

The Flying Dutchman, regarded as one of the finest and fastest one-design dinghy classes ever designed, will return to Sydney Harbour en masse when the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron conducts the Australian and World championships, starting next week. ... [more]  

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has received overwhelming support for its Parade of Sail, to be held prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, and staged in honour of the 70th Hobart and the Club’s 70th anniversary. ... [more]  

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]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez leaves Mapfre for Leg 3 to China
Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson back on the atoll to retrieve Vestas Wind
America's Cup: Iain Murray appointed as Regatta Director again
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Clipper Race to enter 12-strong fleet
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 16 show
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 3 - On the Atoll *Feature
Int'l 14 World Championships - Defending champion expects tight racing
WWA Wake Park World Series - Daniel Grant and Aaron Gunn make history
2015 Sail Paradise - Black Jack and Alive set for Southport Yacht Club
The best of the Whitsundays broadcasted through documentary
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Tasmanian boats will go head to head
Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Highlights video from Port Philip
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   


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