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Route du Rhum……Volvo Ocean ‘Ice Gate’…….29er Europe at Lake Garda | 31/10/2014
Volvo fleet soon out of Doldrums... Argo Gold Cup…. IMOCA with foils | 23/10/2014
Volvo fleet heading for Canaries..Sailing Champions League…ISAF Worlds | 16/10/2014
Volvo fires up...Ups and downs in Nice… And much more | 09/10/2014
Régates Royales, Saint Tropez, Laser Masters, the VOR and more | 01/10/2014
Santander, Bart's Bash,Trophée Panerai and more | 25/09/2014
Santander 2014 Worlds- Watch medal races live on Sail-World | 18/09/2014
ISAF Worlds, Maxi Yachts, Swans in Porto Cervo and more | 10/09/2014
Rolex Maxi, Mini Maxi, Volvo fleet assembling and Santander | 03/09/2014
Exciting times for European Sailing, Breaking World Records and more | 27/08/2014
Breaking records Round Britain, IFDS Worlds and more | 20/08/2014
Rio Test Event, VOR Updates, Round Britain and More | 15/08/2014
Olympic Class action, VOR, ORC Worlds and more | 06/08/2014
Youth Worlds, Rio cleanup, Pozo, America's Cup and more | 17/07/2014
49er Euros, Nacra 17s, VOR, America's Cup and More | 09/07/2014
Extreme Sailing, WMRT, VOR and more... | 02/07/2014
Kiel Week, America's Cup, JP Morgan, Volvo and more | 25/06/2014
America's Cup, Bol d’Or Mirabaud, TP52 Worlds, New York to Barcelona | 18/06/2014
America's Cup, New York to Barcelona, TP52 and Laser Europeans | 12/06/2014
America's Cup Protocol, Sail for Gold, PWA, World Match Racing- more | 05/06/2014
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News - Canada & the World

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet turns to avoid Ice and heads for Cape Town *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The lead boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have all turned and are heading for the finish line in Cape Town which is about four days 10hrs distant as of the 1840hrs UTC sked on October 31. The lead four boats , Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas and Dongfeng are all covered by a very small distance indeed, ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean race On Board Reporters update from the Southern Ocean on Leg 1, Day 19: Like flipping a light switch. Off to on in so much as an instant, the anticipated westerlies of the South Atlantic have finally arrived—28 knots now—and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly life onboard can change. ... [more]  

Day two at the European Freestyle Expression unfortunately didn’t see any wind, but a day packed with alternative programs for the riders and the spectators. After the skippers meeting at 10.00 in the morning a training session with the coach of Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic) was been organised. ... [more]  

This tenth edition of the legendary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe starts on Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 1400hrs CET (1300hrs UTC) off the Pointe Grouin. There are 91 solo skippers racing in five classes. There are 24 trimarans, one catamaran and 66 monohulls. ... [more]  

Dimanche 2 Novembre à 14h, la flotte des 91 bateaux de la 10e édition de la Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe franchira la ligne de départ au large de la pointe du Grouin. ... [more]  

With just 48 hours days to go until the start of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, it only takes a few minutes with Yann Guichard to see the extent of his determination. The incredible attention to detail in the preparations by Spindrift 2 speaks volumes about the work accomplished by the team since the single-handed race was inserted into Spindrift racing’s programme almost a year ago. ... [more]  

Loïck Peyron participait en 2002 à sa dernière course transatlantique en solitaire et en multicoque. Le skipper du Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII a depuis, brillé sur tous les supports possibles et imaginables, sans toutefois jamais renouer avec le périlleux exercice de virtuose en équilibre solitaire sur les géants à trois coques. ... [more]  

At 31 years of age, François Gabart is amongst some of the greatest champions in solo offshore racing. Current IMOCA World Champion, this skipper sailed before he knew how to walk. 'As an infant, I was already on board a cruising boat, going on adventures and voyages. ... [more]  

The scene is set! With some 48 hours until the start of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the weather forecasts are becoming more refined and the general outline of what is to come is gradually taking shape for this 10th edition. And whilst the summer doesn’t seem to want to leave us at the moment, the Route du Rhum is sure to have an autumnal feel. ... [more]  

Le décor est planté! A 48 heures du départ de la Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, les prévisions météorologiques s'affinent et le visage des grandes tendances de cette 10e édition se dessine. Tandis que l'été ne semblait plus vouloir quitter nos côtes ces derniers jours, c'est bien l'automne que la flotte de la Route du Rhum va devoir négocier. ... [more]  

Nandor Fa and Marcell Goszleth are the first Hungarian duo to take part in this renowned double handed non-stop sprint around the world. The Barcelona World Race will be the very first real race for Spirit of Hungary, which has been designed and partly built? by Nandor Fa himself. ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica's OBR Amory Ross reports on the crew's progress as they continue to head south in the Volvo Ocean Race. The last week of sailing has been full of tactical decisions as the team decide when to head south and when to turn east towards Cape Town. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 20 for the crew. Wow; A bit of a monumental day—both literally and figuratively. Three weeks ago it was the eve of the start my friends took me for one last ice cream and I couldn’t figure out if I was nervous or not nervous. ... [more]  

Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, is carrying out final preparations on his yacht Grey power ahead of his return to competitive solo racing in Sunday’s Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe race start. The oldest competitor in the French solo Transatlantic race has had a busy week on board his Open 60 yacht in Saint Malo, Brittany. ... [more]  

The temperature is rising in St Malo – and not just ashore where temperatures in the Route du Rhum village are balmy – but amongst the competitors who are on the final approach to the start line of one of France’s most epic sailing competitions. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Like in the old English tale of Robin Hood, it’s a case of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. That is what we have been seeing over the last few days. More wind just behind the leaders has allowed the middle, poorer pack to catch the rich leaders. ... [more]  

American Windsurfing Tour Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Today we have all been treated to an incredible spectacle of windsurfing, on the second day of competition at the AWT pro bracket of the Severne Starboard Aloha Classic. ... [more]  

The International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual general meeting next Tuesday (Nov 4) is likely to debate measures put forward by the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA) that would effectively outlaw ram-air kites from the beginning of next year. ... [more]  

Today was the top performance day of the 2014 Chris Benz Lüderitz World Record Chase with 50+Knots performances recorded, as well as many PBs and four country records falling. Strong 25-35 knot winds were forecast for today and this proved true, however, the angle of the wind only allowed for optimal performances towards the end of the day’s racing. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ... [more]  

For the third time in a row, an EFPT stage is being hosted on the shores of Six Fours les Plages. For the second time now it will be the place where the European champion will be crowned. This year there has been a notable recognition amongst the crew and the riders about how much the event has been growing year by year. ... [more]  

Bien sûr, il y aura un vainqueur au scratch et selon toute probabilité, il s’agira d’un des huit multicoques géants de la classe Ultime. Mais il y a aussi une timbale à décrocher dans les quatre autres catégories. Revue des forces en présence à trois jours du départ. ... [more]  

Line honours will go to one of the eight giant Ultimes but there are also victories to be gained in each of the four other classes. Here is a quick evaluation of the favourites at three days before La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

The Route du Rhum is a legendary race, which Sébastien Josse and the Gitana Team had no intention of following on their computer screens just because they didn’t have the winning steed. Indeed, measuring some 21 metres in length with a maximum sail area of 400m2, the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild is the ‘Tom Thumb’ of the XXL fleet. ... [more]  

On Wednesday 29 October in Saint Malo (France), the nine IMOCA skippers preparing to battle out the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe met with the media, not only to report on the race but also to put into perspective the future of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship class and its forthcoming big dates, the Barcelona World Race and the future race calendar. ... [more]  

La Route du Rhum est une course de légende que Sébastien Josse et le Gitana Team n'envisageaient pas un instant suivre derrière leur ordinateur uniquement parce qu'ils ne disposaient pas de la monture pour gagner. En effet, avec ses 21 mètres de long et ses 400 m2 de voilure maximum, le Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild fait figure de petit poucet face à ses concurrents XXL. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica heads south by Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica
OBR Amory Ross reports on Team Alvimedica’s progress in the Volvo Ocean Race. It’s wild that after six days of sailing down the coast of South America we finally found ourselves pointed directly at Cape Town (going 16 knots) but all the routing indicates we’re not far enough to the south so down we go! ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ... [more]  

Bidding is now open in the auction to join the Volvo Ocean Race as a part of Team Alvimedica and support heart charities around the world! Team Alvimedica supporters have the unique chance to bid on two experiences that will take place at each stopover throughout the race. ... [more]  

The seventh edition of the St Barth Cata Cup is set to be thrilling. Sixty teams will go head to head aboard the last generation of F18 boats: Hobbie Wild Cat, Nacra Infusion MKII, Cirrus R, Phantom and C2. It is a high-speed, tactical, technical and spectacular discipline! ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 19 on board Team Brunel by Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel on day 19. 'Make ready to gybe,' a voice shouts down the hatchway. Rokas Milevicius (27) and Louis Balcaen (26) jump from their beds. Within seconds, the men are busy throwing large bags of equipment to the luff side for the fourth time that night. ... [more]  

AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - The day started early with a traditional Hawaiian blessing, welcoming everyone to the beach and setting the wheels in motion for a fantastic contest. As the ceremony continued the wind started to blow and straight after the skipper's meeting it was straight on with the pro men competition. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ... [more]  

2014 Kona World Championship - About to kick-off
2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships - New dates set
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature
Severne Starboard Aloha Classic officially open
Le tour du Rhum en cinq flottes
Making Ends Meet – Interview with Bill Erkelens, Team Alvimedica COO
Volvo Ocean Race - Constant change for Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race - ADOR ahead at halfway stage of Leg 1
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA fighting and determined
International Paralympic Committee publishes 2015 Anti-Doping Code
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Sailing legend seeks French entry
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Ice gates and getting south
International skippers from eight nations take on La Route du Rhum
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: Oct. 29, 0630 UTC
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Strong winds for the second stage
Weymouth welcomes Canadian 49er and FX teams
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel snatch lead for now
Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Reality for Team Vestas Wind
Volvo Ocean Race: Straight-line progress continues for Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA entering the Southern Ocean + Video   
Comanche ocean trials in Newport + Video   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Title race thrown wide open   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards one week away   
Clipper Race - Is this the toughest job on the ocean?   
America's Cup: Artemis Racing signs seventh Olympic Gold medalist   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Behind the numbers   
Volvo Ocean Race: Front runners open gap for Cape Town *Feature   
AWT - PWA Finale 2014: Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - One day to go   
2014 International Masters Regatta - Augie Diaz takes the trophy   
Route du Rhum - Une grande première pour 40 solitaires!   
Volvo Ocean Race - Supreme sailing for Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel talks duels and dinghy racing   
ISAF Annual Conference to take place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain   
China Cup International Regatta - Day 4 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report: October 27, 1700 UTC   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The search for skippers is on   
Route du Rhum - Edmond de Rothschild 6 days from the off   
China Cup Int'l Regatta - Windier weather brings victory for Vanke   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Stena Sailing Team wins in Bermuda   


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