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Embrace 2013, GC marine precinct plans, boating & booze warnings | 01/01/2013
Happy Christmas, Rolex Sydney to Hobart, boating safety tips | 24/12/2012
Save Our Skills, Wild Oats XI secret weapon, Clipper Propels into 2013 | 18/12/2012
Marine13 global, marina fire, Superyacht Australia active for members | 11/12/2012
ASMEX networking, BIA 'good boating ahead', commercial fishing reform | 04/12/2012
2013 ASMEX luminaries, Sydney Superyacht Marina, Steber UAE strategy | 27/11/2012
Marine Parks declared, NZ Millennium Cup boost, Harbour heliport | 20/11/2012
Marine Park impact, Thurley to manufacture Clipper, 5000th Riv | 13/11/2012
GC Expo hits heights, Stefan's Razar Cat, SCIBS invites exhibitors | 06/11/2012
Stefan enters boat building arena, ASMEX 2013, GC Expo this weekend | 30/10/2012
Pantaenius the new force, GC Expo hits hyperdrive, NZ woos superyachts | 23/10/2012
Mandurah hits heights, Powerplay cats roar, Expo party planned | 16/10/2012
Flamingo Bay price drop, Discover Sailing roll out, book for BIA roast | 09/10/2012
Rivergate Boat Show debuts, IBEX on now, internet media leading growth | 02/10/2012
Sydney temp venue, Marine13 regos open, boat shows boat shows and more | 25/09/2012
Power, Sail & Paddle approaches, YA sailing strategy, Superyacht Map | 18/09/2012
BIAA national survey, Chaparral adds Robalo, 'Exporter' online edition | 11/09/2012
Nine partners with GC Expo, what boat shows need to know, ASMEX 2013 | 04/09/2012
VOR pegs future on women, Brisbane success, Empire Boat Sales launches | 28/08/2012
Yachting Aust CEO - Gold to grassroots, Brisbane on show, NZ$70m boost | 21/08/2012
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News - Canada & the World

Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) has had an eventful few days since the start in Cape Town on Wednesday. Their goal is to be first home in their home port of Abu Dhabi - six other boats willing. ... [more]  

2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Take time to remember. It was mid-October, one week before the brilliant Sunday Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup and Bermuda was slammed by the second major storm in a week. Tropical Storm Fay - or was it Hurricane Fay by then— had hit Bermuda with a sneaky left jab only five days earlier. ... [more]  

2014 Turkey Day Regatta - The largest of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's popular holiday sailing competitions the 67th Turkey Day Regatta has nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes, several of them world champions taking the weekend seriously. ... [more]  

2014 Route du Rhum - British adventurer and Clipper Race Founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has finished solo Transatlantic race the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in third place in the Rhum class. ... [more]  

2014 Route du Rhum - Hours from the finish line, when he was locked in a tense final battle with Italian course record holder for his class Andrea Mura, doing all he could to steal second, Britain's Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, pronounced that he would be simply 'ecstatic' if he were to finish third in the Rhum Class of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe ... [more]  

Brian Carlin, On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind reports on the delights of using the 'bathroom' while clocking along at 20kts plus in the Southern Ocean. ... [more]  

At the RC44 Oman Cup the 10 competing teams enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Racing started in a seven-knot north-westerly breeze which built steadily throughout the day. ... [more]  

The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ... [more]  

Ce 22 novembre à 16 heures 19 minutes et 36 secondes, le navigateur italien Mura a franchi la ligne d’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre de la dixième Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Le skipper de Vento di Sardegna a mis 20 jours 02 heures 19 minutes et 36 secondes pour boucler le parcours de 3 542 milles à la vitesse moyenne de 7,34 nœuds ... [more]  

Before a packed house Sail Nova Scotia held its annual award ceremonies Friday night (November 21) at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to recognize the best sailors in the province in 2014. ... [more]  

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2013 World Champion Florian Gruber is expecting the Open Formula Kiteboarding event to be the, 'strongest fleet this year.' ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
At the latest report, Volvo Ocean Race Control, reported Dongfeng Race Team as being the leader in the second leg to Abu Dhabi. Winds were reported to be 18-25kts, with Team Vestas Wind and Team SCA recording the highest boatspeed of 20kts. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - 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. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
San Diego sports journalist, Matt Calkins, has named one of the sources of comment that the 35th America's Cup will be held in the British Oversea Territory of Bermuda. Writing in the San Diego Union Tribune, Calkins claimed that San Diego Tourism Authority CEO, Joe Terzi, had told the U-T. ... [more]  

2014 Route du Rhum - This Friday, November 21, Paul Hignard contacted the Race Director of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe to inform them that his Class 40 Bruneau has suffered a broken mast. ... [more]  

2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind’s Rob Salthouse perches perilously on the edge of his bunk, eyes fixed on a well-earned freeze-dried feast, steam snaking up towards his nostrils. ... [more]  

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 + Video *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. See video in this story. ... [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
Route du Rhum - Miranda Merron finishes seventh
Volvo Ocean Race - Hammer down for Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for unknown territory
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final set to be 'an experience of a lifetime'
Route du Rhum - Brian Thompson to skipper MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail
RC44 Oman Cup - Team Nika gets a taste for the podium + Video
St Barth Cata Cup 2014 - Game on!
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Wild Oats XI reveals new livery
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Wild Oats XI and Audi ready: photos
Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Waiting game continues on day 2
Barcelona World Race skippers named as scientific agents
Route du Rhum - Class40: un podium rêvé
Route du Rhum - Thibaut Vauchel-Camus, deuxième Class40 en Guadeloupe
Volvo Ocean Race: Stop-start battle to the Cape of Good Hope
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 starts at high speed in 35kt winds
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   


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