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EPIRB manufacturing errors...what inflatable should I have...all about staysails...sailing junk sunk by hit and run freighter...Blue Water Rally home...and much more | 30/04/2009
Disaster follows triumph after solo sailor's 5th Cape Horn...skin cancer in sailors...seven secrets for being a fit sailor...the sailing boat that skis...and much more | 23/04/2009
The piracy game has changed with the first death...the hand-held VHF that swims...Captain Cook for the North West Passage...Fitting out a new cruising boat Part 4...and much more | 16/04/2009
Another yacht hijacked...cruising CUBA...the castaway dog who never gave up...fitting out a new cruising boat Part 3...and much more | 09/04/2009
New sailing speed records...'bad anchoring' kills three...fitting out a new cruising boat...flares - only the best...pirate murder, body now found...and much more | 02/04/2009
Latest pirate attacks, Madagascar and Thailand...how to learn to sail when you don't have time to get your feet wet...Moko the dolpin, rudder theft and whale rescuer...lots of prizes this week...and much more | 26/03/2009
Sailing for the Devil...largest ARC Europe fleet prepares...new catamaran models out...fitting out the new cruising boat... piracy waning as Yemenis join the fight...and much more | 19/03/2009
Yacht Club bulldozed in midnight raid...coast guard ponders cost of rescue of boat with no EPIRB...Lazy Jacks or Dutchman? the Dutchman argument...rallies rallies rallies... and much more... | 12/03/2009
Channel 16, the worlds strangest yacht club, pirates and more | 05/03/2009
40 days disabled in the Atlantic, the desperate bid to save the boat...sailor's life endangered by chatting on Channel 16...Recipes from 'the squiggly line'...the perfect yacht for reclusive royals...and much more | 26/02/2009
How to get a boat loan in a tough economy...Jeppesen C-map upgrade...unmanned drone traps Somali pirates...three solo circumnavigators have a casual lunch...and much more | 19/02/2009
Europe's award winning yachts, categorised by their use...ice sailing...Captain Calamity of New Zealand...vertical yachts...new generation generators - coming soon...and much more | 12/02/2009
Scarier than Somali pirates - the ocean gyres...yachtsman murder arrest...where oh where shall I keep my yacht...242 on doomed sailing trip...and much more | 05/02/2009
Anatomy of a rescue...world's largest yacht - will it ever be finished?...Sailor's shooting death in Antigua...8 tips for sailing in coral waters...letter from the Indies...and much more | 29/01/2009
Inspiring story of seamanship...debris danger in English Channel...Piracy Doubled...dismasting of Side by Side...and much more... | 22/01/2009
Pirates drowned with money...How's your anchoring etiquette?...Vendee Globe musings...No land for 1000 days...Secret life for Lord Nelson?... and much more | 15/01/2009
Selecting the right dinghy...how's your anchoring etiquette?...the Chinese - before Columbus?...garbage soup - the North Pacific Gyre... and much more... | 08/01/2009
Searching for Nirvana in 2009 | 01/01/2009
Where are all the cruising sailors at Christmas? | 24/12/2008
new yacht hijacking off Somalia...around the Americas - high adventure with a mission...yachtsman's death reasons...Belize - destination to pine for...and much more | 18/12/2008
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News - Canada & the World

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]  

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]  

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, 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   
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   


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