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Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas looking at options to re-join race + Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:21 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Now that the sailors are safe and on their way to the Mauritius Island, Vestas and the race organisers are evaluating if Team Vestas Wind’s boat can be repaired. Team Shore Support manager Neil Cox, discusses the situation on video ...

America's Cup: Dalton coy on 'Major Event' for New Zealand *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 6:26 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Emirates Team NZ CEO, Grant Dalton, speaking from Auckland, said the team had known for a while that the match would be held in Bermuda and that the announcement 'was not a bombshell' for the team. He added they would have preferred the US mainland venue of San Diego. ...

America's Cup: Bermuda home for 35th America's Cup By America's Cup Media, , 5:59 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
The next America’s Cup will be raced in Bermuda in June of 2017. The host venue was confirmed at a press conference in New York on Tuesday by Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner for the America’s Cup. Michael Dunkley, the Premier of Bermuda, said hosting the America’s Cup would showcase the island’s strengths. ...

America's Cup: Team NZ says Bermuda venue 'not a setback' for team By, , 5:41 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
In a statement issued immediately after the Media Conference held in Manhattan, New York, Emirates Team New Zealand said that Bermuda, selected as the venue for the 35th America’s Cup match, has the capacity, the experience and the will to run a successful event in 2017. ...

America's Cup: Bermuda announced as Venue + Video replay *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 4:27 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
America's Cup Commissioner Dr Harvey Schiller has announced that the next America's Cup will be staged in the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. The announcement confirms leaked information as to the Match Venue, and will be the first time that America's Cup has been Defended by US outside US waters ...

Phuket King’s Cup 2014, day 2 – great sunbathing weather, then breeze By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Phuket, Thailand , 4:00 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Everyone ready to go at 0900h, but very much a case of 'hurry up and wait'. Glass calm all around, and limp APs on both committee boats. The cruising and charter boats on Course Bravo amused themselves with a bit of sunbathing, some swimming, and even lining up to have their photo taken. And we waited. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from Nov 30 show By Sail-World, , 11:12 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 32nd recorded in Perth - The Wild West The line up: Sailing News is Sixty Seconds-ish; Andrea Francolini, renowned marine photographer; Andrew York, VX One and T-Shirt Etiquette; John Bacon, owner of Dark Star MC38 ; Klaus Lorenz, member of Envy Scooters M32 ...

Comanche arrives in Sydney ahead of Sydney-Hobart supermaxi battle By Bridgid Murphy, , 10:53 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Comanche, one of five eye-catching 100-foot super maxis competing in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, has now arrived in Sydney to begin final preparations to take the start line on December 26th. Arriving on a container ship from the USA, the boat will be prepared for competition with the initial goal of racing in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge in Sydney Harbour on December 9th. ...

Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Kiteboard Race preview By Janine Pittaway, , 9:46 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Race competitors in the fifth edition of the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton include international champions and past winners chasing the record time of 23 minutes and 50 seconds set by German-born Queenslander Marvin Baumeister in 2013 – faster than the Rottnest Express ferry! ...

First shots of supermaxis Comanche and Wild Oats XI side by side *Feature By Andrew Richardson, Woolwich , 9:02 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Some of the first 'Side By Side' shots of the supermaxis Wild Oats XI and Comanche have been posted to YouTube Jim Clark's hot new 100 ft Comanche has travelled from Newport RI - to line up against a recent set of contenders including Syd Fisher Ragamuffin for a Sydney to Hobart showdown. ...

Sail Sydney opening day explodes with with a bevy of A-Listers By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:51 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Sail Sydney 2014 - Finn champion Jake Lilley slept on the plane from Abu Dhabi and the ISAF World Cup Final to arrive in Sydney early this morning. As he rigged up at Woollahra Sailing Club he admitted, 'Normally I have performance objectives before going racing, today my objective is to stay awake.' ...

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Images of Ragamuffin 100 launch By Andrea Francolini, , 8:21 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Launch of Ragamuffin 100 photos by Andrea Francolini. ...

Barcelona World Race: 30 days to start, 11 days to opening of quayside By Daniel Ferrando, , 7:43 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: The double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops will set off from the Catalan capital on the 31st of December at 13:00 (GMT+1). Now into the month of December, the teams taking part in this third edition of the competition are working hard on their final preparations ahead of the regatta start. ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Jury and public have made their choice By Bernard Schopfer, , 4:18 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
The international Jury and the public have made their choice! The top 20 pictures will be printed and exhibited during the World Yacht Racing Forum, in Barcelona. The winners will be celebrated on December 11. More than one million pages have been viewed on the event website! ...

Syd Fischer launches his ‘surfboard’ ahead of Rolex Sydney Hobart By Di Pearson RSHYR media, , 2:40 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - As family, friends and well-wishers looked on Syd Fischer OBE launched what he has dubbed 'my giant surfboard', his newly hulled Ragamuffin 100, at Sydney City Marine in Rozelle, Sydney, today. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Tom Burton and Mat Belcher/Will Ryan win gold By Cora Zillich, , 1:47 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - Australian Sailing Team’s Laser and Men’s 470 World number one crews Tom Burton (NSW) and Mat Belcher (QLD) with Will Ryan (QLD) have become the first ISAF Sailing World Cup Champions by winning Gold in the Laser and Men’s 470 at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ...

Mat Belcher the first to receive Queensland Sport Star of Year Award By Cora Zillich, , 1:35 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Olympic Gold medallist and World Champion Mathew Belcher has been awarded the 2014 Courier-Mail/Channel 7 Queensland Sport Star of the Year at the Queensland Sport Awards in Brisbane last night. It is the first time a sailor has received this prestigious award in its 20-year history. ...

Supermaxi Team Ragamuffin launched in Sydney By Richard Gladwell,, , 11:31 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
The revamped supermaxi, Team Ragamuffin, has been launched in Sydney and has undergone her inclination test, as part of the Rating process. She is virtually a new boat, with the new hull joined to the Maximus deck. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at their Nowra facility. She will race in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart. ...

Phuket King’s Cup 2014, day 1 – a softly softly start By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Phuket, Thailand , 7:06 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Hot and brassy out on the water for a 10.00 start, and the various cruiser fleets (Bareboat A, B and Open, Cruisers, Classics, Modern Classics and so on) started in gentle zephyrs (or very soft breeze, if you prefer) from the unusual angle of 350 deg give or take a puff or two. For those of us accustomed to watching a King’s Cup fleet take of at 070 or thereabouts it was quite disconcerting. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Full rescue video and audio from Team Alvimedica *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 6:26 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Compilation of the raw video footage from Team Alvimedica as they acted as a rescue relay vessel after Team Vestas Wind hit a reef in the Cargados Carajos Shoals, Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean and decided to abandon their yacht before being picked up by a nearby Coastguard crew. ...

Parker becomes official supplier of Oracle Team USA for AC + Video By Oracle Team USA, , 4:15 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies will work with Oracle Team USA, the defending champion of the America’s Cup, to design and implement hydraulic control systems on its America’s Cup racing yachts. As official hydraulic systems hardware supplier, Parker will customize proven aerospace and industrial technologies to a marine environment. ...

Star Sailors League Finals 2014 - Tension builds + interviews By Alex D'Agosta, , 3:12 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Star Sailors League Finals 2014: Tension is building for a regatta that will go down in the history not only of the class, but also the Bahamas and sailing itself. Aided and abetted by a good fresh wind which looks like it will be with us for another couple of days, and the arrival in dribs and drabs of the champions sure to make this a truly unique and memorable event once again. ...

SA Cherub State Championship - Round One By Michael Tozer, Victor Harbor , 8:37 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
At the Daronmont Technologies Cherub State Championship Cunning Linguist and Boobs R Us showed the way in light conditions on Saturday to walk away leaders after round one. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Medal Races videos By ISAF, , 7:53 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Racing at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has wrapped up with praise in abundance for the venue. Abu Dhabi has spoilt the 270 competitors from 38 nations over four days of racing. Medal Races across the ten Olympic events and Open kiteboarding brought proceedings to a close in an exciting finale in the Emirati capital. ...

Sail Sydney at Woollahra Sailing Club preview By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:42 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
For the 2014 Sail Sydney regatta Woollahra Sailing Club is ready to host more than 320 entries and 400 competitors split across two sessions, Tuesday December 2 to Thursday 4 for Olympic classes and Friday through to Sunday December 7 for invited and youth classes. ...

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