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Newsletter Archive
Nico heads for the Volvo startline | 01/09/2014
Magnetic, Aussie Paralympians do us proud and Rio report | 28/08/2014
Hammo, IRC Nats, 505's, Cadets, foiling and more | 25/08/2014
VOR – the Danish entry with Aussie skipper, the backstory continues | 15/08/2014
VOR – Chris Nicholson confirmed Denmark’s Team Vestas Wind skipper | 12/08/2014
Volvo Aussie skipper speculation...Aussies on top in Rio | 06/08/2014
Coutts' Cup Capers...curiouser and curiouser ...Sliding to Southport | 01/08/2014
Australian dinghy foiling kit world-wide, Cricket captain goes sailing | 25/07/2014
America's Cup - fun and games, Moths and a Smoke test | 23/07/2014
Big Fella explains why Team Australia pulled plug on America's Cup | 21/07/2014
VOR 2014-15 – Getting serious , the pace is picking up | 16/07/2014
America's Cup summit, Olympic classes Europeans, Rio report | 14/07/2014
VOR, Cupnews, SailRocket 3—Sailing news from Oz and beyond | 11/07/2014
49ers, Finns, Nacra 17s, VOR, AC and More | 09/07/2014
Vanuatu, Mooloolaba, CYCA winter series and a surprise announcement | 07/07/2014
Thousands of whales track north for the Boat-Watching season | 01/07/2014
Australia sailing well-funded, A-Cats, Etchells, World Cup rejig | 29/06/2014
Etchells, Brad puts his hand up for NZ $2M, Kiel and Vanuatu | 25/06/2014
America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Kiel Week and more | 23/06/2014
Volvo Ocean Race - and now there are six | 20/06/2014
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News - World & Australia

The New Zealand Hobie 16 Nationals was a great success. Conducted by the Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa there was varied weather conditions. Sailors from New Zealand, Korea, Australia and New Caledonia giving the true international feel. ... [more]  

Choosing the northern route turned out to be a brilliant tactical decision. But not all decisions went so well. Because of one wrong gybe and changed weather patterns, Team Brunel lost its lead in less than a day. With only the Volvo Ocean Race tracker as a guide, it’s difficult for fans to understand how the Dutch team lost more than 80 nautical miles. Skipper Bouwe Bekking looks explains ... [more]  

The Governor of NSW David Hurley is to be the patron of the new Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards which will be launched on Wednesday, March 4, at Government House, Sydney ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ... [more]  

The Queensland Laser State Championship is being held this weekend seventh and 8th March at the Royal Queensland Yacht Club (RQYS) in Brisbane and in a display of strength from regional clubs the regatta is attracting entrants from all over the State. ... [more]  

Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ... [more]  

At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ... [more]  

At the end of a short and intense Farr 40 One Design Trophy regatta on Sydney Harbour, the fleet beat the southerly burst moving up the NSW coast at 35 knots and Lloyd Clark’s Voodoo Chile beat the fleet by three points having taken Transfusion to the protest room, where both boats were disqualified from a game changing race six. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ... [more]  

The annual Queen of the Harbour 18ft Skiff race took place on Sydney Harbour today and resulted in Gayle Beck being crowned the Queen of Sydney Harbour for 2015. ... [more]  

The International Sonar Class is pleased to announce that Shumway Marine, with the cooperation of designer Bruce Kirby has made arrangements to have the Sonar built by Rondar Race Boats in the U.K., with plans eventually to have the boat built on both sides of the ocean. The American Rondar facility is in Peabody, MA. Rondar, expects to launch its first Sonar in April. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA arrived into Auckland, in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, March 1, just seven hours behind the winner of the leg, Mapfre (ESP) in the closest ever race leg. ... [more]  

Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ... [more]  

Alas, one could only be talking about grey. So the former is that book and now film, and the latter refers to a section of the Pantone® Matching System for colours. On Saturday, Melbourne’s Port Phillip was both warm, as in muggy, and cool, as in lack of vibrancy due to the heavy cloud cover. Forget Dakota Johnson, what you had was more akin to the complete Dorothy experience... ... [more]  

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition by Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ... [more]  

MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ... [more]  

Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

On the opening day of the 2014/15 Farr 40 season’s stage two Aberdeen Asset Management One Design Trophy and stunning final day of summer in Sydney, four different crew combinations pulled off a win from five races. ... [more]  

The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ... [more]  

Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ... [more]  

Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ... [more]  

Junior Windsurfing taking off at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron by Ryan Spring, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron has kicked off a brand new Junior Windsurf program. The aim of the program is to introduce kids to windsurfing and encourage an active participation in the sport and provide a safe, structured, social environment to pursue the sport on a regular basis. The courses fundamentals are to train and develop skills to allow kids to enjoy windsurfing in all its forms ... [more]  

For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Open and Junior Europeans in Split, Croatia, is now live, with online entry open. The last time the Finns had an event there the wind did not cooperate and the fleet ended up sailing some races as the sun set. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Ian Walker’s crew on Azzam is almost leveled with the northern tip of New Zealand, and has managed to keep a small amount of separation from the Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE, all separated by 3-5 nautical miles north to south and within 10nm east to west. Now its time for the reverse Coastal race. ... [more]  

From water to wheels – it’s another epic Sydney to Hobart challenge for the crew of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race record holder, Wild Oats XI. It will be wheels, not water, from Sydney to Hobart for the nucleus of the crew of Rolex Sydney Hobart race record Holder, Wild Oats XI, starting in Sydney this weekend. ... [more]  

If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]  

The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature
One Ton Revival: New sails by Doyle for Bouzaid's Rainbow II
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – No sleep until Auckland
Club Marine/Lexus Lincoln Week Regatta - Overall report
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature
AC45 Turbo Training - Oracle Team USA images by pressure-drop + Video
America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race – The race tightens as New Zealand looms
Deep sea mysteries and torchlight adventures at the museum
Barcelona World Race - Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn
One Design Trophy regatta - Farr 40 fleet returns to Sydney Harbour
America's Cup: Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ
Hamilton Island Race Week – Fantastic options to book accommodation
Sydney Trailer Boat Show - A great array of new trailer boats
Laser World Championship – Over 2000 sailors to race in Kingston
Volvo Ocean Race: Barkow and Lush - from the Olympics to the Volvo *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Its anyone's race - Leg 4 to Auckland
Barcelona World Race - A time for extra care and caution
2014 NSW Sports Awards - Nine-time Laser Masters world champion wins
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat pass Cape Horn   
2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - NOR released   
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta – Notice of Race online   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 23 show   
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home   
Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride   
Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on   
Colortile adds colour and fun to Sail Port Stephens   
New Australian Sailing Team members inducted to the team   
Sydney Yachts National Championships, Pittwater 2015 - Day 3 Video   
America's Cup: Spooner fails in attempt to have Oracle AC45 arrested   
Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur resume, Spirit of Hungary stuck   
2015 Walpole in the Trees Regatta preview   
Sydney 38 National Championships– Last day photos by Andrea Francolini   
QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - Coming soon   
Volvo Ocean Race – Smiles vanished from faces of Team Brunel   
2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World – Emerging Nations Programme announced   
Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop   
US Sailing Match Racing Committee launches The Dial Up Newsletter   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 7   


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