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Rogue Waves - they're not myths...Roman Abramovich' Final Pirate Solution... sailing mast hit by aircraft...no alcohol for sailors in UK?...and much more... | 04/12/2008
Enjoying the Storm... Teen solo circumnavigators-Zac and Mike...two survive on raft for three nights...behind the pirate lines...and much more... | 27/11/2008
No-one with any brains ever stayed on a yacht for an hour more than necessary -who said that?...New Kid on the Block, the RAYA anchor...AMVER gives awards after 25 years of rescues...and much more... | 20/11/2008
New Ovni yacht, another winner?...65ft Yacht Stormed off Ireland for drugs...AIS, One Cruiser's Experience...winning Boating article published here...and much more | 13/11/2008
Videos-Hurricane Ike and up the Red Sea...Detroit Sailor lost in horrendous conditions...Purchase a yacht, get a lifestyle...the truth about what's wrong with our oceans...and much more... | 06/11/2008
Circumnavigating the Americas...two teens compete for youngest circumnavigator...Fine Croatia sailing...Two Captain Calamities banned...Australian Customs, the real story...and more... | 30/10/2008
Sir Richard Branson... Pete Goss...Zac Sunderland...Hugo Boss... Sailors' Naughtical Almanac... Leaping dolphins and more... | 23/10/2008
Wild Ride for Zac...furling genoas....new electric outboard motor...yacht sold for $30... and more | 16/10/2008
Cruising News - Local and around the World | 09/10/2008
While stockmarkets crash and bounce, just go sailing | 03/10/2008
Adventure...sunsets...pirate attacks...rallies...quirky stories... all in this week's Sail-World Cruising | 25/09/2008
Two French sailors rescued after commandos storm sailing boat...missing yachts end in tragedy...Black Bear attacks man in marina...sailing book reviews...and much more... | 18/09/2008
Preparing your boat for high winds... French sailors swapped for Pirates?...eco-friendly soda-blasting... Branson for sailing record... and more... | 11/09/2008
Coalition Warships to protect shipping...but pirate captured another French yacht...avoiding fire on your sailing boat...sailor's life lost after losing keel...and more | 04/09/2008
Pirates of the Mediterranean?...sailing and swimming with whales...Pete Goss's boat launched...sailing marathon...and much more... | 28/08/2008
Sailor's survival after falling from yacht...motherless baby whale update...Who's Nicking the Bells and Gongs?... and more | 21/08/2008
German Sailors freed...yacht-swapping...Blackwattle for sale...better security for your boat...'green' wine comes by sail...and more... | 14/08/2008
Superyacht scares pirates...110 rally yachts impounded...Sardinia, Corsica, Polynesia...Pete Goss's new venture...and much more | 07/08/2008
Jumping for Joy in the Whitsundays...innovative cruisers upgrade the AIS...San Francisco's Parade of Sail...Blue Water Rally News...and much more... | 31/07/2008
Kidnapped cruising sailors update...VHF online tutorial...Sailing your dream but keeping your career...Nettlenet pool...and much more | 24/07/2008
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News - Canada & the World

Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ... [more]  

Les femmes du Rhum by Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon
Elles étaient quatre au départ de Saint-Malo : elles seront trois à l’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre avec des résultats remarquables à l’image d’Anne Caseneuve (ANEO) qui remporte haut la main la victoire en Classe Rhum, ou comme Miranda Merron (Campagne de France) qui termine à la sixième place parmi les Class40! ... [more]  

British solo sailor Miranda Merron crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo Transatlantic race off Pointe-a-Pitre this Thursday afternoon at 16:17:25hrs UTC 12:17:25hrs local time in seventh place from a Class 40 field of 43 starters. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Leg 2. Team Alvimedica’s OBR Amory Ross reports on the Leg 2 start and progress. Well, now we know what it feels like to be shot from of a cannon! That was utter insanity. When the gun went I think there was almost no wind at all—two knots or something—but as we slowly crept out from under the shadow of Table Mountain it changed drastically. ... [more]  

The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ... [more]  

Britain’s well-known offshore sailor Brian Thompson returns to the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail to take over from French skipper Sidney Gavignet for the return leg of the Route du Rhum, a trans-Atlantic delivery from Guadeloupe to Lorient in France. ... [more]  

After finishing third in the annual RC44 match race championships, Team Nika seem to have got a taste for the podium. It was a tough day on the water for the start of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, with many teams struggling for consistency. ... [more]  

St Barth Cata Cup 2014 - Game on! by Dominique Ladouceur
The boats are ready and the sailors have all had a chance to test their catamarans in a very rigorous St-John Bay. The conditions will be windy at the start of this seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup. Sailors will be facing winds from the west at 18 knots with gusts at 22 knots on the first race day. ... [more]  

While more modifications are being mooted for the champion supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI as part of her preparation for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, a high-profile new member of the team was revealed on Sydney Harbour today. ... [more]  

Wild Oats XI and Audi are ready to give the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a shot! Photos by Andrea Francolini. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature by Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ... [more]  

Over 600 scientists gathered in Barcelona for the second International Ocean Research Conference have this evening named the skippers in the Barcelona World Race, the first and only double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops, as scientific agents during their upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, departing from the Catalan capital on December 31st. ... [more]  

Route du Rhum - Class40: un podium rêvé by Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon
Mon premier est un Espagnol qui a survolé la flotte, mon deuxième est un as du catamaran de sport, mon troisième est un vieux briscard à l’expérience bien trempée… Qui suis-je ? Le podium Class40 de la 10e Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe! ... [more]  

Ce mercredi 19 novembre à 18 heures 33 minutes et 41 secondes, le skipper Thibaut Vauchel-Camus a franchi la ligne d’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre de la 10è Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Le skipper de Solidaires en peloton a mis 17 jours 04 heures 33 minutes et 41 secondes pour boucler le parcours de 3 542 milles à la vitesse moyenne de 8,58 nœuds. ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica set out on the 6,125 nautical mile race to Abu Dhabi today, as they sailed out of Cape Town at the start of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. After a brief lap of Table Bay, with the Turkish/American boat close to the lead, it was straight into battle. ... [more]  

Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape From the very start on Wednesday (1800 local/1600 UTC), the sailors were given a taste of things to come with gusts of up to 35 knots kicking up a procession of white-capped waves. It was a question of 'don't break your boat' as most opted for conservative sail choices, whil ... [more]  

Route du Rhum - Class 40 podium settling by Sabina Mollart Rogerson
While Spain's Alex Pella is riding a wave of sheer happiness after finishing first across the finish line for Class 40 in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, confirming he is setting his sights now firmly on the Vendée Globe, the Class40 podium is set to be completed this afternoon in Pointe-a-Pitre. ... [more]  

An invigorated, rested and relatively relaxed crew on Team SCA led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet from Cape Town late this afternoon at the start Leg Two of the Volvo Ocean Race to Abu Dhabi. The 6,125-mile leg will provide a large variety of conditions and will require good seamanship and good navigational choices. ... [more]  

A whole host of Olympic heroes and World Champions will fight it out in the Nacra 17 at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November 2014. The 17-boat Nacra 17 fleet features an abundance of Olympians with no less than 18 appearances stemming from Atlanta 1996 within the 17-boat fleet of 34 sailors. ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Finn fleet is made up of some exceptional talent with Great Britain's Ed Wright and Pieter Jan Postma (NED) coming in to Abu Dhabi, UAE with good form. Wright has been a permanent fixture on World Championship and ISAF Sailing World Cup podiums in recent years. ... [more]  

The RC44 Oman Cup opened with the season’s final day of match racing. Defending champions Team Aqua held a slim one-point lead over Synergy Russian Sailing Team who were fighting for the trophy they last won in 2012. Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika started the day in third, with Hugues Lepic just two-points adrift in fourth and keen to get the French flag onto the podium. ... [more]  

Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race is underway. Catch ther replay here, if you missed the 90 minutes of racing action in Cape Town. The sailing is spectacular! ... [more]  

La Journée du sport RBC au Canada, présentée par ParticipACTION, CBC et Sport pur, souligne à l'échelle du pays le pouvoir du sport à rassembler les gens dans leur communauté et à inciter les Canadiens à bouger. La cinquième édition de cet événement aura lieu dans toutes les communautés à la grandeur du pays, le samedi 29 novembre 2014. ... [more]  

RBC Sports Day in Canada, presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, is a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving! The fifth annual event will take place on Saturday, November 29th 2014. ... [more]  

Visiting Cape Town was more than just a stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race for Team Alvimedica, but was an opportunity to really get to know the people and the culture of the 'mother city.' Take a look at how the team get involved while in Cape Town from meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu to visiting heart surgery patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. ... [more]  

Spanish solo skipper Alex Pella wrote himself into the history books of the Route du Rhum solo Transatlantic race and Spanish ocean racing when he crossed the finish line of the 3,542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race first in Classe40 at 06:47:08 hrs TU/07:47:08hrs CET/02:47:08 Local Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

Ce mercredi 19 novembre, à 07 heures 47 minutes et 08 secondes, le skipper espagnol Alex Pella a franchi la ligne d’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre de la 10è Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Le skipper de Tales 2 - Santander a mis 16 jours 17 heures 47 minutes et 08 secondes pour boucler le parcours de 3 542 milles à la vitesse moyenne de 8,82 nœuds. ... [more]  

Star Sailors League Finals 2014, Nassau (Bahamas) - Robert Stanjek will be attempting to bring a stunning 2014 season to a fittingly impressive conclusion in the big upcoming Finals in Nassau in two weeks’ time. The second half of the year has proved particularly rewarding for the German sailor. ... [more]  

Two English born Finn sailors, once coach and student, will draw swords at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in December on Port Phillip. Both are gunning for national team selection and a chance to represent their country at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Ed Wright sailing for Great Britain and Oli Tweddell representing Australia, where he’s lived for the past decade. ... [more]  

Yachting Australia has announced the appointment of experienced and respected sports administrator Matt Carroll to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Matt commences with Yachting Australia on Monday 24 November 2014, replacing Phil Jones who is leaving the organisation after 17 years at the helm. He comes from a background of roles in Australian and Japanese Rugby and Rugby World Cup. ... [more]  

The Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) has announced the addition of the Congressional Cup to the 2015 World Championship Tour schedule. The announcement follows this year’s 50th anniversary of the historic Congressional Cup event, organised by Long Beach Yacht Club, in Long Beach, California. ... [more]  

18ft Skiffs: Smeg's second Red-Line run down Sydney harbour in 40kts *Feature by Michael Chittenden, Sydney harbour
In a sport which generally lacks characters, the 18ft skiffs have an over-supply. David Witt is one of those, underlined by taking his boat and crew out last Sunday daring the rest of the Sydney fleet to race in a breeze of 30-40kts, on an otherwise ideal day on Sydney Harbour. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Start Wednesday - Cyclone season awaits Leg 2 fleet
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Opening day in New Caledonia
RORC Transatlantic Race - Competitive fleet ready to race
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 Media Conference - Full replay *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind ready to race
Route du Rhum - International red carpet awaits
18fters: Getting through the 'Death Zone' in a 35kt breeze *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Sam Davies speaks openly about the first leg *Feature
Route du Rhum - Dans la chaleur de la nuit
Route du Rhum - Chronique de trois arrivées annoncées
Route du Rhum - The last word
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Exciting 49er and 49erFX action expected
Route du Rhum - Les mots de la fin
Panerai Transat Classique: Altair to be on the startline off Lanzarote
Route du Rhum - Les Antilles en point de mire!
America's Cup: Significant changes made to Protocol, but issues remain *Feature
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - the 70th
Route du Rhum - Alex Pella closes in on Pointe a Pitre
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - RS:X elite Abu Dhabi bound
Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston savouring battle for podium
Melges 24 U.S. Nationals - Full Throttle team grabs their sixth title   
RC44 Oman Cup - Grand final showdown on the horizon   
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - A tous les amateurs de Rhum …   
Top Kiwi Finn sailor debuts in the 2014 Star Sailors League Finals   
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 - Pella s’en va!   
Route du Rhum 2014 - To each their own Rhum   
2014 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship - Moon wind   
Australian 18ft Skiffs: 40kt winds cancel race but Witt sails + Video   
2014 Melges 24 US National Championship - Day 2 images by Joy Dunigan   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi are the Kings of Cape Town   
Volvo Ocean Race: In Port races do count *Feature   
Route du Rhum - Another podium for Marc Guillemot   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi rules in Cape Town In Port Race   
Route du Rhum - Derrière Marc Guillemot, la course continue…   
Route du Rhum - Beyou and Guillemot complete IMOCA top three   
Volvo Ocean Race - Tricky In-Port Race for Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA third in Cape Town In-Port Race   
Marc Guillemot (Safran) troisième IMOCA en Guadeloupe   
Volvo Ocean Race: Cape Town In Port Race video and Media Conference *Feature   
2014 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship - Long haul   


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