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World's most exotic cruising rally...Now never to miss a horizon check again...Qld biggest boat owners...gettin rid of mildew-4 easy steps...ocean hitch hikers...and more.. | 14/03/2008
Sail Tonga in July...what's killing the dolphins?...Yacht Club destroyed by fire..save your mast with the emergency shroud kit... Blackwattle's homecoming...and more | 06/03/2008
Blackwattle heads for Pittwater | 28/02/2008
Exclusion zone for Sydney Harbour powerboats?..never run out of fuel or water again...furling genoas...and more... | 21/02/2008
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show...sailing at the Horn with Commitment...the Tributyltin story... how to shower on a boat... and much more... | 14/02/2008
Questions you need to ask about financing your boat...US Sailors fined $19,000 on arriving Australia...Pirates or just curious?... and much more | 07/02/2008
Australia Day News...Elan's Best at Melbourne Boat Show...tides on your mobile phone...Australian rescued off Malta...and much MUCH more | 31/01/2008
Australia Day - time to sail and celebrate...'Near Miss at Port Macquarie...'incapacitated by fear'-rescued sailor...wind a Musto Snug...and more... | 24/01/2008
Shot Cruiser battles and kills Intruder...Joyon headed for a new record... 'new generation' anchors...Go sailing in Tonga...and much more | 17/01/2008
What would you change on a cruising boat?... vanished at sea in 2007... solo Frenchman heading for record... and more... | 10/01/2008
Solo Francis Joyon RW in 64 days?...WIN a Musto Snug...hydrogen assisted sailboat- on the way to you...and much more... | 03/01/2008
Sailing to Galapagos...boat sharing...Blackwattle cruising Australia...trimming your mainsail for faster sailing and much more... | 27/12/2007
Saddam's Superyacht for sale ...X-42 Cruiser/Racer of the Year...Pete Goss coming to Australia... Search off for vanished sailors... and much more... | 20/12/2007
Sailors deplore Japanese whalers...Spade anchor, never have another sleepless night... ARC Finish .. and much more... | 13/12/2007
Four Australians missing on overdue schooner... Lone NZ sailor to dare Japanese whaling fleet...Is YOUR yacht ready for heavy weather?...Copernicus is coming...and much more... | 06/12/2007
Albany start point for Antarctic sail...Tassie Oz of the Year is a sailor... Jimmy Cornell's newest book...ARC News... and much more... | 29/11/2007
Gold Coast police target 'boat boozing'...10 Rules for heavy weather...Best new product:Waterbuoy...Global warming alarm for yachting... and more... | 22/11/2007
Mackay wins Blue Water Rally...Whitworths' New Brochure out now...Smart provisioning for summer... and more... | 15/11/2007
''Clueless'' Lost Sailor...ISAF's Six for Hall of Fame...Frostbite sailors sail through winter... and much more | 10/11/2007
Aussie sailor saved, boat lost...Bavaria Yachts 30 year celebration... Elan's new 450...the Whales are listening...and more | 04/11/2007
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News - Canada & the World

Barcelona World Race - A en perdre le sud by Barcelona World Race Media
Barcelona World Race - Il y a de quoi en perdre son latin. Se retrouver presque encalminé au nord des îles Kerguelen, ou profiter des rayons du soleil et de la chaleur (relative) par 45° sud, n’est pas vraiment le lot commun des circumnavigateurs. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Unseasonal sunshine by Barcelona World Race Media
In the Barcelona World Race Cheminées Poujoulat has passed the Kerguelen Islands as Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam continue to lead the Southern Ocean charge. The duo were just over 300 miles north of the largest island of Kerguelen at 1400hrs this afternoon. ... [more]  

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time but the shock news is that sailing will not be a 2020 Paralympic sport. ... [more]  

The Gold medals have been decided in four events on Day 5 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami. Finn sailor Giles Scott (GBR), is not the only one guaranteed to finish in a gold medal position tomorrow. Nacra 17 team Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA), Women’s RS:X dominator Bryony Shaw (GBR) and the breakaway 49erFX Kiwis, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) join him with gold in the bag. ... [more]  

VX One Midwinter Championship Day 1 by Christopher E. Howell
In the VX One Midwinter Championship, hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron, three races were completed today for 28 teams competing in Florida. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Avec l’entrée de We Are Water, ils sont maintenant cinq dans les eaux de l’océan Indien. Cinq qui tendent à s’aligner et naviguer en ligne de file non loin des limites de la zone d’exclusion des glaces. La faute à l’anticyclone des Mascareignes qui tend à bloquer toute circulation au nord du 44 sud. Autant dire que le couloir de navigation est étroit. ... [more]  

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - After a month of racing, the Barcelona World Race fleet is through into the Southern Ocean. As is often the case, the distances between the boats have widened as they’ve entered the Roaring Forties. The leading crews, who were first to hit the strong winds of the southern latitudes, had a great opportunity to make good their escape. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has assured himself his first victory of the year after two more races were sailed Friday in the lightest winds of the week at the Sailing World Cup Miami. He now sits 23 points ahead of Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), who had the best day to rise from fourth to second. Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) is third, just one point further back. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The gaps widen by Barcelona World Race
Barcelona World Race - Another landmark will be ticked off tomorrow for Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat when they sail north of the lonely Kerguelen Islands. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 5 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

Medals in Miami - 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup by Sail Canada, Kingston, ON
The final showdown was set to take place on Bravo course today with all three Paralympic fleets jousting for medals. Sailors waited for wind anxiously onshore and on course until racing was officially called off at 1530. Canadian Allan Leibel sailed a very consistent event taking home the Bronze medal in the 2.4mR fleet. ... [more]  

Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award by Sail Canada, Kingston, ON
The Bill Burk Memorial Award, donated to Sail Canada in 1997 in honour of Bill Burk, recognizes outstanding youth male and female achievement in competitive sailing. Recipients of the award will have competed in National and International competition during the award year and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. ... [more]  

Le Prix commémoratif Bill Burk by Voile Canada, Kingston, ON
Le Prix commémoratif Bill Burk, donné à Voile Canada en 1997 en souvenir de Bill Burk, rend hommage aux réalisations exceptionnelles des jeunes athlètes masculins et féminines de voile de compétition. Les lauréats du prix auront participé à des compétitions internationales et nationales pendant l’année pour laquelle le prix est décerné. ... [more]  

American Windsurfing Tour - The Goya Pro Cabo Verde is shaping up to be the latest AWT edition of the ‘Clash of the Titans.’ The mega stars of windsurfing are currently tuning up their gear, and making final adjustments before the long journey to the remote island of Sal, Cabo Verde. ... [more]  

The second Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge will be hosted by Harmony Hall Yacht Club, with the support of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and the Inn at English Harbour, with nine races scheduled to take place over five days in fantastic Caribbean conditions on identical Petticrow Dragons. ... [more]  

Bobbly breeze on Day 4 - 2015 Miami World Cup by Sail Canada, Kingston, ON
Miami delivers another day of bobbly breeze in the mid-low teens that shook up the rankings on the fourth day of racing at ISAF World Cup Miami. Canadian Allan Leibel moved into podium position despite suffering an OCS (on course side of starting line) today. Norway’s Bjørnar Erikstad and Megan Pascoe (GBR) sit in Leibel’s way with the final showdown set to take place tomorrow at 1100 local time ... [more]  

Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of www.boatson.tv and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ... [more]  

The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ... [more]  

At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas?' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - There's a world of difference between skiing a long, smooth run and skiing on moguls. Today, forget the waves, it was the breeze on Biscayne Bay that was 'moguls.' Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift. ... [more]  

Ioannis Mitakis (GRE), the 2012 Finn European Champion, ruled the roost in Miami today with two emphatic race wins and moves up to third overall. Giles Scott (GBR) sailed his worst day so far, but still leads with a five point gap on Jake Lilley, and 12 points over Mitakis as the event reaches its half way stage. ... [more]  

The International DN Ice Yacht World and North American Championships are being held in Kingston, Ontario (right in front of our office). For the Kingston Yacht Club, we skated out to the middle of the lake, and put together a little highlight piece for them to remember the event by. ... [more]  

EFG's Star Winter Series rules in Biscayne Bay by Connie Bischoff, Miami, FL
The third Star Winter Series presented by EFG (SWS) and hosted by Miami’s Biscayne Bay was a shining success. Not only have all five regattas had stronger participation than last year but the final one, the Mid Winters, grew 35% with 45% of the sailors international (CAN, SWE, BRA, UKR, ARG, ITA and GER). ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 3 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

It was windshift upon windshift upon shift upon windshift on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami sailed on Biscayne Bay Presented by Sunbrella, the premier regatta has attracted 599 boats and 768 sailors who were adjusting all day to one thing or another. If it wasn't the wind direction that was changing, it was the wind speed. ... [more]  

Pick the right place! - Miami World Cup 2015 by Sail Canada, Kingston, ON
Miami delivered a wide range of conditions today with winds between 9-16kts and shifts in excess of 35 degrees reported from Bravo course. The unpredictable systems, did not delay any racing on Biscayne Bay! Nacra 17 team Luke Ramsay & Nikola Girke turned on the speed today putting together a solid race 7 today, leading the fleet on several occasions and settling in nicely to fourth place. ... [more]  

Following the success of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series that concluded last week, the dates of next year’s event have been confirmed for 16-24 January 2016. With overseas competitors from 11 nations represented a large part of the 47-strong fleet overall at the 2015 event ... [more]  

Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, have shipped two foiling Nacra 20 catamarans to Bermuda and have become the first team to commence sailing operations at the Venue for the next Cup. The team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda, last week. ... [more]  

North U kicked off its 2015 season of youth match racing clinics around the U.S. with a successful clinic hosted by the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Kemah, Texas on Galveston Bay near Houston. Forty high school and college sailors spent two-and-a-half days learning about match racing and training in Sonars on flat water and 6-12 knots of breeze. ... [more]  

A fantastic week of sunshine, warm weather, big breeze and competitive sailing is what sailors were treated to last week in Key West. Several Canadians left the bitter cold of the north to partake in the fun filled week and a few even brought home trophies. Here's a peek at the fun in the sun! ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - A la limite des glaces
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Perfect conditions on Day 2 + Video
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing team on Day 2
Announcing the second Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng - History, Joy and Tears
Barcelona World Race: Conrad and Nandor’s 'No Good Very Bad Day!'
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos by Ocean Images
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami images by Ingrid Abery
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Aussie Finn sailors charge on day 2
It's Moving Day - 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Miami
2015 VX One Midwinters action is heating up
Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya
Touch2Play at Key West Race Week
Barcelona World Race leaders split paths
Barcelona World Race - Orient Express
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Final line-up to be announced
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Warm welcome for Team SCA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Tough Day 1 + Video
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Tough Day 1 + Video
RC44 World Championship Leg 1 - RC44 Valletta Cup preview
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Team Brunel cross finish line   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami -Finn class -testing conditions on Day 1   
ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images by Ingrid Abery   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica wins first podium place in Sanya   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng scores historic victory for China   
Canadian SKUD Team take the lead – Miami World Cup 2015   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng release first DroneCam video from Leg 3   
Volvo Ocean Race: Chinese team set historic first with home port win   
Voile Canada - Le Prix de la régate de l'année   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives on time in Genoa + Video   
Sail Canada - Regatta of the Year Award   
America's Cup - Virgin considers backing Ben Ainslie, BAR   
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Changes   
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview   
Barcelona World Race - A game of chase   
Volvo Ocean Race – Frostad says Caudrelier proving them wrong *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Last day drag race to Sanya   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Tense onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Dongfeng Race Team pushing hard!   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed   


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