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Navy to the Rescue...Baffling Cup decisions...Kiwis start in Europeans | 10/07/2014
One month remains...Looking to Kiwis in Europe...Youths set sail | 07/07/2014
Team NZ wins in Russia...A-class win in Europeans...Good start in RS:X | 02/07/2014
Team New Zealand back on song... Ashby leads A-Class in France | 27/06/2014
Siege of Team NZ continues...Round the Island...VX One debut in NZ | 22/06/2014
America's Cup shenanigans...Fizzer in Laser Europeans...ANZ Fiji Race | 17/06/2014
America's Cup boils over... ANZ Fiji Rough-house ... Bye to San Fran? | 10/06/2014
America's Cup on boil - Triple Gold medalist dies - Salthouse moves | 05/06/2014
Foiling cats fleet race - Volvo OR Updates - Young 88 Two-handers | 01/06/2014
NZ Junior Olympic team - Oracle stress test - Gold winner in CrossFit | 29/05/2014
America's Cup design secrets - Cheeki Rafiki outcome - Winter race pix | 26/05/2014
Cup crew death inquest held - Social media clamour restarts search | 22/05/2014
Sail-World NZ: Auld Mug in Bermuda; Foilers in Auckland; Boat Show | 18/05/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: May 14, 2014 - All the fun at the Show | 14/05/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: May 11, 2014 - A turning point for the Cup? | 11/05/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: May 6, 2014 - A Week of Change | 06/05/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: May 1, 2014 - To Volvo or not? | 01/05/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: April 27, 2014 - Big success for NZ in Hyeres | 27/04/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: April 24, 2014 - From Juniors to Olympics | 24/04/2014
Sailing’s Road to Rio | 20/04/2014
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News - World & Australia

Now it could simply be that episode of Rake or possibly something way more definitive that sparked the imagination with that headline. Who knows? But with all the stars coming out to be part of the Sydney Etchells season, you could perhaps wonder whether these stars will indeed eclipse the other casinos. After all, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron enjoys a commanding view. ... [more]  

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre takes lead in Leg 2 as break point looms *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The latest position report from Volvo Ocean Race Control has given the lead in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Mapfre (Iker Martinez). She takes over the lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker), who has led from soon after the start of Leg 2, a week ago. ... [more]  

Over 270 sailors from 38 nations have enjoyed a mixed range of conditions since their arrival early on in the week. The athletes have used the time to acclimatise to their surroundings, different sea states and a variety of wind strengths. But now, the practice time is over with racing across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding fleets to kick start the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ... [more]  

VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: Among the ten Olympic series represented, Franck Cammas will be participating in the event for the first time aboard a Nacra 17, this time teaming up with the young, light Alizée Desbordes. Having remained in France to satisfy her professional obligations, Sophie de Turckheim will be following the performance of her favourite helm closely. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Bjorn Allansson (SWE), Briana Provancha (USA), Sofia Bekatorou (GRE), Lara Vadlau (AUT) and Anton Paz (ESP) have fully embraced the Abu Dhabi and Emirati life, grasping the opportunities available with both hands. 'There are so many welcoming and friendly people here,' explained Provancha at the opening press conference. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ... [more]  

2014 City of Canberra Regatta - Australia’s best sport boats and trailable sailors will converge on Lake Burley Griffin over the first week in December for the annual City of Canberra Regatta. Most years there has been excellent winds and great racing for the mixed fleet of boats traveling from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. ... [more]  

Star Sailors League Finals: This Bahaman event is about much more than just sailing, however: it promises a blistering week of high emotion, passion and dazzlingly action that will deliver a unique display of sporting prowess from a slew of champions. All in an easy-to-grasp and see format that even non-sailing folk will understand perfectly. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Sweden to host World Series regatta in 2015 by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen. ... [more]  

2014 Sail Sydney - Entries for next week’s Sail Sydney are closing in on the 300 mark and the decision to waive the late entry fee and final surge in registrations is pushing organisers of the annual sailing regatta hard to process the resulting paperwork. ... [more]  

2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ... [more]  

2015 Festival of Sails - After November 30, entrants for next January’s Festival of Sails will be no longer be able to take advantage of the $50 early entry discount, and will sadly miss the chance to win a holiday for two to tropical Fiji after this Sunday’s early bird cut-off. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ... [more]  

Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ... [more]  

Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: 'The Clipper Race is very pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back on board as Official Sails Supplier for our fourth consecutive race partnership. Hyde Sails evolved with us when we introduced the new Clipper 70 fleet in the last race and we were very pleased with how well the new sail wardrobes stood up to almost a year' ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ... [more]  

Next Saturday will not be any ordinary Saturday of racing around a windward-leeward course on the harbour for the Sydney VX One fleet. Steve Barlow has generously donated his time and the use of his Riviera 44 to make a special event possible. ... [more]  

Marine Rescue Middle Harbour Unit Commander Peter Nott said thieves had stolen the motor from a 3.9m aluminium runabout that is the centrepiece of the unit’s annual raffle, damaging the boat in the process. The raffle prize is a Quintrex 390 Explorer runabout fitted with a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard on a registered Quintrex trailer, worth almost $9,000. ... [more]  

Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall. Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians by Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ... [more]  

2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ... [more]  

There’s a distinctive swagger amid the Australian Farr 40 class. Four top ten finishes at the recent international title, a new batch of super keen owners for the 2014-15 season and preparations underway to host the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in 2016 have injected vim and vigour into the enduring one design fleet. ... [more]  

Results in from ‘Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol’ by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
More than 1211 vessel safety checks and 127 random breath tests were carried out during Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol with one person charged with operating a vessel with a low range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) and 30 fines for lifejacket breaches. ... [more]  

World Champion crew of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan as well as World Championship Silver medallist Tom Burton, the current ISAF World Rankings number one crews in the Men’s 470 and Laser classes, are aiming for gold at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this week from 27-30 November 2014. ... [more]  

Lake Macquarie turned on spectacular summer weather for the 2014 Pusser’s Rum Melges 24 New South Wales State Championships. Lake Macquarie Yacht Club hosted the three day event (21-23 Nov), the largest Melges 24 fleet competing at a State Titles to date. ... [more]  

As of today, Team Brunel has its own app, so that fans of Bouwe Bekking and his men can now also follow their favourite Volvo Ocean Race team on their smartphone. The app has been developed for both iOS and Android systems, and can be downloaded directly from the App Store and Google Play. ... [more]  

Noosa Buoyed Up Indigenous Program - another outstanding success by Paul Blundell, Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club
Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club recently invited Cherbourg State School to send 20 of their Primary School kids to attend the Five Day Buoyed Up camp at Noosa. ... [more]  

More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

Maximilian Soh (SIN) the Team Red Dot skipper came from behind in the latter half of the Monsoon Cup Terengganu, first by beating favourites Sam Gilmour (AUS), and then pushing another Australian Matthew Jerwood to five races before triumphing in the semi-final. ... [more]  

With Olympic heroes and World Champions in their numbers at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, local children are being inspired to take up the sport. By utilising the star names on show at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, hosts of the regatta, are using the event to promote the sport in the Emirati capital. ... [more]  

Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup – Albeau completes world title hat-trick
Volvo Ocean Race – Relaxed atmosphere on Team Brunel
Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan
Gary Smith inducted into Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame
2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix
2014 Lipton Regatta Wrap
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action
Beneteau Cup Sydney - Beneteaus sizzle on Sydney Harbour
Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC
2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
RMSIR 2014 – Last Gasp. A Champion, and 36 winners
Victorian Cat Championships - All or nothing
Harken International Youth MR Regatta - An exciting final day
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three   
Tasmanian Sailors of the Year announced   
RMSIR 2014 - first inshore races in Langkawi   
Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature   
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines   
Rolex Sydney Hobart flavour to Morna Cup   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ   
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do   
RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman   
Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview   
2014 Harken Int'l Youth MR Regatta - ANZAC test between four finalists   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime'   
America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature   
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos   
Gary Smith inducted into Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame   
Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean   
Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist   


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