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America's Cup 35 Protocol: business as usual | 12/06/2014
Volvo Ocean Race - Boat designed for racing or for torment? | 04/06/2014
Sail-World Asia: wondering about Cheeki Rafiki | 28/05/2014
World-class match racing, but where were the spectators? | 21/05/2014
Sail-World Asia: MOB, seasick VOR sailors, and the Rolex China Sea Race (but not in that order) | 04/04/2014
Sail-World.com: keeping an eye on Asia | 01/04/2014
Is sailing invisible? | 05/03/2014
Food for thought? | 14/02/2014
Wishing all our readers a very Merry Christmas, and prosperous, healthy and Happy New Year | 25/12/2013
Mostly King's Cup. | 06/12/2013
Raja Muda 2013 - all wrapped up | 24/11/2013
A roundup of recent and current sailing news from Asia | 19/11/2013
Audi Hong-Kong Vietnam Race, Walawala lost; St Regis China Coast regatta; Teanm Australia in the Tasman; more... | 18/10/2013
St Regis China Coast Regatta starts in good breeze and good scenery! | 13/10/2013
Back to basics. Sailing in Asia and around the world | 02/10/2013
Sailing news from beyond San Francisco | 24/09/2013
Staying up for the Cup - are you? | 18/09/2013
Muscat Regatta, SB3 Worlds, PWA Netherlands, and (of course) a mention for the AC | 13/09/2013
From Oppies in Garda to AC72s in San Francisco | 18/07/2013
Hong Kong-Vietnam Race, Raja Muda, America's Cup. In order of importance? | 12/07/2013
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News - Canada & the World

Brian Arthur (jib), David Brown (helm), and Grant Robinson (main) bring home bronze from the 2014 IFDS World Blind Match Racing Championships held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan. Great Britain, Australia, Italy, Canada and the United States participated in the recent week-long regatta using the format proposed for the 2016 Paralympics. ... [more]  

Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The supermaxi Bakewell-White design, Rio100 (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) has won her first race, sailing in the Yates Cup. She finished at 7.30am on Saturday morning, followed by the Botin 80 Beau Geste 14 minutes later with the Volvo 70 Giacomo 67minutes later. ... [more]  

The wind continued to blow on day four of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to produce another action packed day in New Caledonia, as a further three races for the men and four races for the women were completed in 15-25 knot winds. By the end of the day Ben Van Der Steen headed to the top of the rankings after a near perfect display. ... [more]  

Route du Rhum - De Caraïbes en Scylla by Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon
Les arrivées se succèdent à Pointe-à-Pitre à un rythme soutenu parmi les Class40, mais à chaque fois, le tour de la Guadeloupe pose problème aux solitaires après plus de 19 jours de mer. Le temps change en effet sur l’arc caraïbe et les grains sont désormais nombreux à perturber le régime d’alizés d’Est qui prend une composante Sud ce vendredi. ... [more]  

Route du Rhum - Analysis time by Leslie Greenhalgh
As the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe prepares to round off proceedings with the official prize-giving in Pointe-à-Pitre, the skippers competing in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship are enjoying a well-earned rest before each of them heads off over the horizon on their future ventures. ... [more]  

As the bulk of the Class 40 fleet in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe file in to the finish in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe Friday with their stories to tell, the fight for the remaining places in the Rhum Class of the 3,542 miles solo Transatlantic Race from Saint-Malo is intensifying with every mile. ... [more]  

The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour. Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Team Aqua was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]  

The fast southeast sailing continues in the Volvo Ocean Race but where excitement and adrenaline began—discomfort has taken over. We’re seeing an average of about 25 knots of wind but the sea state is making life somewhat miserable! ... [more]  

To summarize the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race in one word: change. The weather, the water, the sails, and our bodies are all equally (and rapidly) changing. The first full day at sea, we have experienced what some trips see in a week—if they’re lucky enough. However, that said, change can also be frustrating. ... [more]  

Ce mercredi 19 novembre à 19 heures 07 minutes et 03 secondes, Kito de Pavant a franchi la ligne d’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre de la 10è Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Le skipper d’Otio-Bastide Médical a mis 17 jours 05 heures 07 minutes et 03 secondes pour boucler le parcours de 3 542 milles à la vitesse moyenne de 8,57 nœuds. Il a parcouru en réalité 4 328 milles à 10,48 nœuds de moyenne. ... [more]  

On Monday 17 November, an impressive line-up of speakers at 13th International Sailing Summit shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. British Cycling has seen its membership grow by 567% since 2005. ... [more]  

GC32 Racing Tour: State-of-the-art in catamaran design, the GC32 is attracting considerable interest due to its conceptual similarity to the AC72 and AC62 foiling catamarans pioneered in the America’s Cup. However as the GC32s are smaller one designs with soft sail rigs, they provide both professional teams and private owners with the opportunity to experience airborne catamaran racing. ... [more]  

Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The revamped Bakewell-White supermaxi, Rio 100 (Manouch Moshayedi) turned in an impressive performance in the opening stages of the Yates Cup. Sailing against a variety of benchmarks which included a a Volvo 70, a Botin 80 and an ORMA 60, Rio 100 came from behind to enjoy an impressive lead over the monohulls after 90 minutes of sailing. ... [more]  

As promised the wind arrived on the third day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to provide an enthralling day of challenging racing in winds ranging from 10-25 knots. After almost seven hours of racing three eliminations have been completed for the men, whilst four races have been completed for the women. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Emirates Team New Zealand has responded to reports published in Bermuda and mainland USA, that Bermuda has been selected as venue for the 35th America's Cup. In a media release sent mid-afternoon, New Zealand time, Emirates Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton said in response to unconfirmed reports that Bermuda had won the right to host the 35th America’s Cup, that the team had not been told of a decision ... [more]  

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]  

The waiting game continued on day two of the Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup PWA event, but the competitors’ patience wasn’t rewarded on this occasion as the wind remained too light for racing. A few sailors were tempted out onto the water, but apart from a few reaches of sporadic planing, the wind wasn’t enough and soon dropped back after showing promise in the early afternoon. ... [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
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA off to gutsy leg 2 start
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Heroes and champions in Nacra 17 fleet
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Talented Finn pack all set
RC44 Oman Cup - Synergy crowned RC44 Match Race Champions
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 start - action replay video from Cape Town
#ÀlaVoile! La Journée du sport RBC au Canada
RBC Sports Day in Canada, a national celebration
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica on tour in Cape Town
Route du Rhum - Alex Pella first ever Spanish skipper to finish first
Alex Pella (Tales 2 - Santander) premier Class40 en Guadeloupe
SSL Finals 2014 - Star World Champion Stanjek to race with Olesen
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Finn fight looming on Port Phillip
Rugby man appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia
Welcome back: Congressional Cup Joins Alpari World Match Racing Tour
18ft Skiffs: Smeg's second Red-Line run down Sydney harbour in 40kts *Feature
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   


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