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Joining the dots to stop boat theft rot | 11/07/2013
Is Australian boat manufacturing car-eening for fall | 11/07/2013
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Safety message lost | 08/05/2013
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Life is Now ... as the dementia may get ya | 15/03/2013
Toughing it out in a marine-o-sexual world | 22/02/2013
Where there's good will there's a way to help another boatie | 29/01/2013
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The lifejacket message must be heard loud and clear | 18/09/2012
It's gold for Australia in the boatbuilding quality stakes | 20/08/2012
Unsafe vessel provisions set a dangerous precedent | 06/07/2012
Talk ain't cheap when it comes to VHF radio | 29/06/2012
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2012 Day 1 | 24/05/2012
Avoiding boat show blindness and being shafted by salesmen | 17/05/2012
When skinny fittings aren't worth a brass razoo | 10/05/2012
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News - Canada & the World

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]  

Aux commandes de la Barcelona World Race depuis treize jours, Cheminées Poujoulat prend le large dans l’océan Indien sur son poursuivant direct, Neutrogena. La route nord de Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam semble gagnante sur la voie sud, en bordure de la zone d’exclusion antarctique, prise par Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz. ... [more]  

At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, if the Chamber of Commerce had stayed up all night working at it, they could not have served up a better day for racing. ... [more]  

On day 2 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, the rainstorms of yesterday vanished but the excellent wind conditions remained in place on Biscayne Bay. A more conventional day of racing saw US Sailing Team Sperry athletes finish the day in the top 10 in 5 Olympic classes and 2 Paralympic classes. ... [more]  

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

There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ... [more]  

New Zealand short-handed sailor, Conrad Colman is on his second two handed round the world race, this time aboard the Spirit of Hungary with Nandor Fa sailing in the Barcelona Round the World Race: I had noticed a couple of chafing zones on the mainsail so I prepared some patches and the Dr. Sails flexible epoxy glue so we could drop the main quickly ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - It may have been a day late for Australia Day, but on the second day at the Sailing World Cup Miami, the Australian Finn sailors were on a charge with some sparkling performances. Giles Scott (GBR) still leads after winning the opening race of the day, while Jake Lilley (AUS) won the second and moved up to second overall. Ed Wright (GBR) is in third. ... [more]  

Today marked the final day of qualifying rounds for some of the Olympic split fleets while the others will remain in single fleet mode going into Wednesday’s racing. There was racing on all courses today with shifty winds fluctuating between 8-15kts. Canadian Radial sailor Brenda Bowskill had another noteworthy day on Echo course posting a 5, 6, sitting in eighth overall. ... [more]  

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   
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Countdown begins   
Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng set to create a piece of sailing history   
Barcelona World Race - First of the iconic Great Capes has been passed   
Volvo Ocean Race - Can Dongfeng still hang on for a Sanya win??   
Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage   
Nacra 17 - A major season   
Miami Heating up for Canadian Sailing Team – 2015 Miami World Cup   
Kingston hosts International Ice Yacht Racing Championships   
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Sept pour le Grand Huit   
20 Nations head for 2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta   


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