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Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction By Jane Eagleson, , 9:10 PM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Children’s heart health continues to benefit from Team Alvimedica’s online auction now underway for two unique experiences during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover here. The Chinese Agape Foundation Inc. will be the recipient of funds raised for these unique team experiences in Sanya, the next stopover port of the global ocean race. ...

2015 Australian O'pen Cup - Perfect conditions By Andrew YEN, Sandringham YC , 4:21 PM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Port Phillip can be fickle. Last week the moths had either too much or too little wind. This week, 30 miles north at Sandringham, the O’pen Bic Australian Championship had a perfect range of conditions for the Junior ISAF skiffs. ...

Festival of Sails opening day By Lisa Ratcliff, , 12:14 PM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
On the opening day at Geelong’s annual Festival of Sails sailing regatta a late arriving sea breeze kept the Hogs Breath Sports Boat division and Melges 24s out past 5pm enjoying the best conditions. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng​ Race Team suffer​ damage By Dongfeng Race Team, , 11:54 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Dongfeng Race Team: All hands on deck as Chinese crew suffer damage to their boat as the tack line of an important sail (J1) broke suddenly sending the 132 m² sail shooting up the forestay in a matter of seconds. The team have managed to set up a temporary replacement but the reality is, this is a rude awakening of how far away the finish line is. ...

Historical 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship Day 1 By Di Pearson, , 11:44 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
18ft Skiffs Australian Championship - In a replay of last year’s final race, defending Historical 18ft Skiffs Australian champion John Winning steered Aberdare to victory on the first day of the 2015 Championship, after engaging in a race-long battle with Irish yachting identity Harold Cudmore at the helm of Yendys. ...

Mobium Group Windsurfer One Design Australian Championships overall By Robert Howard, Rye, Victoria , 10:19 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Congratulations to all 'Team NSW' men and women sailors who took part in the Australian Championships last week at the Rye Yacht Club in Victoria. Other than in the freestyle event which Scott Buckingham from Victoria won, the NSW men and women placed first overall in the following disciplines: Course racing, Marathon and Slalom. ...

America's Cup: Italy to host first America's Cup World Series regatta By Sail-World, , 10:01 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
The city of Cagliari , Sardinia - Italy, will inaugurate the 2015 – 2016 America's Cup World Series, the regattas preliminary to the 35th America's Cup. The event will take place in the Gulf surrounding the island's capital from June 4 to 7, 2015. ...

Sesquicentennial Cup - Nomination deadline tomorrow! By RPYC, , 5:13 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
For the Sesquicentenary Cup, on Saturday the 31st of January, tomorrow is the final day to get your nomination in. We want to ensure this is one of the biggest yachting events on the river and really celebrate RPYC’s 150th year in style. ...

Images of the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1: By Steve Western, , 3:36 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Bay of Islands photographer, Steve Western was on hand to catch the action on the on the first Day (and with a couple from Day 2) of racing at the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week. The two events are being conducted in the picturesque Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ. Five superyachts are competing along with round the world race winner Steinlager 2. ...

Australia Day - Have a safe, fun and memorable day on the water By Ken McManus, , 3:09 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Marine Rescue NSW has encouraged boaters taking in the Australia Day action on Sydney Harbour to have a safe, fun and memorable day on the water. ...

Millennium Cup: Racing in the picturesque Bay of Islands By Sail-World, , 1:15 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Sailing in light winds of under 10kts, five superyachts enjoyed the first day's racing at the Millennium Cup sailed in the Bay of Islands, in Northland, New Zealand. Five superyachts are competing Silencio, Silvertip, Bliss, Janice of Wyoming and Sassafras. Three of these designed by Ed duBois, who is attending the regatta. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 9:00 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - The nightmares of the Malacca Straits behind them, leg three leaders Dongfeng Race Team have now well and truly entered the South China Sea, clearing Singapore without too many problems on the way to Sanya. China, a little over 1000 miles away. ...

Barcelona World Race - 'Haves' and 'Have Nots' By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:48 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
The Barcelona World Race tells the tale of the 'Haves' and the 'Have Nots' today. Leaders Chemineés Poujoulat have plenty of perfect breeze, sprinting nearly due east at speeds peaking at more than 20kts, while the chasing pack 'have not' and are stymied by the Saint Helena high pressure ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Jack Bouttell onboard Dongfeng By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 4:45 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Artemis Offshore Academy Alumni sailor Jack Bouttell: Jack is currently on route to Sanya, China with Dongfeng Race Team. At just 24 years old, Jack is the first British skipper to have won to coveted Rookie division in the 2000nm solo Solitaire du Figaro race, has two Solitaire du Figaro assaults and a RORC Transatlantic Race win under his belt ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Game time! By ISAF, , 4:37 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - At the turn of the year, Olympic sailors took to Instagram, posting a picture that states ‘2013 was practice, 2014 was the warm up, 2015 is game time.’ ...

Croatia First Regatta - Brand new limited entry one design event By Lisa Ratcliff, , 1:44 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Croatia First Regatta - Positioned between a grand prix overseas regatta and a cruising rally is a brand new limited entry one design event due to start from the town of Split in Croatia on June 13, 2015. ...

Düsseldorf Boat Show - Land Rover Above and Beyond Award By Jaguar Land Rover Limited, , 12:18 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
At the Düsseldorf Boat Show in Germany the Extreme Sailing Series™ and Series Main Partner, Land Rover, were delighted to announce Oman Sail as the winner of the 2014 Land Rover Above and Beyond award. The award was presented to the team or individual who demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind at each of the Series’ Acts. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Fresh new line up on Oman Air By Oman Sail, , 12:09 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat skipper Leigh McMillan (GBR) has vowed to return to winning ways in 2015 as Oman Sail renew their bid for the Extreme Sailing Series crown with a fresh new line-up on Oman Air with Olympian Stevie Morrison appointed skipper. ...

2015 Australian O'pen Cup - Day 2, hot and humid By AIOBCA O'pen Bic, Melbourne , 9:18 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
What a difference a day makes, especially in Melbourne. The competitors were greeted with a steady but warm 15-20knt Northerly Breeze and smaller waves from the day before. ...

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 – Ninth year ready to rock! By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:23 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Extreme Sailing Series - The Extreme 40 skippers and sailors presented today to the media and public at the Düsseldorf Boat Show confirm once again the very high calibre of competitors for the season ahead. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami kicks-off 2015 int'l regatta season By Cora Zillich, , 4:35 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
World Champions Mathew Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) have successfully started their 2015 regatta season by winning the North American Championships in Miami on Tuesday (19 January). The event served as a welcome warm-up event ahead of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami to start next week (26-31 January 2015). ...

2015 179th Australia Day Regatta - Classic fleet lining up By Peter Campbell, , 3:07 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Two past line honour winners of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Brindabella and Fidelis, as well several top-performing yachts in the recent 70th edition of the ocean classic are among more than 100 entries for next Monday’s 179th Australia Day Regatta. ...

America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda By Sail-World, , 12:19 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill is dockside in Bermuda this week, along with other team members, to lay the groundwork for a smooth transition for the team as it moves to the new host venue of the America’s Cup over the coming weeks. ...

Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015 By, , 7:55 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series has announced a schedule of eight venues and several new teams for the 2015 circuit. Now in its ninth year of competition, the America's Cup teams have exited the competition and been replaced with teams from Italy and Turkey. Eight teams will make up the regular tour with Team Aberdeen joining for the first event of the 2015 Tour. ...

Barcelona World Race - Leaders enter the fastest section of the course By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:11 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race update: Leaders enter the fastest section of the course 400-mile separation between the leading duo Saint Helena High continues to impact mid-fleet Spirit of Hungary making gains in trade winds ...

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