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Kool and the Gang and Tessanne Chin at St. Maarten Heineken Regatta By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 8:43 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: The roster for this anniversary edition is filling up quickly and organizers are excited to announce that this internationally known band, which has been performing continually for 35 years, will grace the Regatta stage on Sunday March 8th, 2015. ...

Vendée Globe 2016-2017 - Gitana Team on every front... By Gitana Team, , 8:07 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
Indeed this Tuesday afternoon, the sailor attended the first press conference for the Vendée Globe 2016-2017, a race that will be the culmination and main objective of Gitana Team in its Imoca programme. It was an opportunity for the skipper to share with us his mind set, as well as give us a low-down on the state of play in the construction of the future Gitana craft. ...

Le Gitana Team sur tous les fronts By Gitana Team, , 7:56 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
Le Gitana Team sur tous les fronts. ...

2016 Vendée Globe: all lights are go By Vendée Globe, , 7:27 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
Vendée Globe 2016: As well as confirming the start date for Sunday 6th November 2016, we also learnt that around fifteen sailors are already certain to compete and that 20-25 were well advanced in their project. This press conference was also an opportunity for Sodebo and the town of Les Sables d’Olonne to announce that they have renewed their commitment to the race. ...

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Fight to the finish Day 10 By Louay Habib, , 2:20 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014 GMT
After 10 days of intense racing across the Atlantic, the two leading Maxi yachts are virtually side by side, racing the last few hundred miles to the finish at Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. Russian Southern Wind 94, Windfall, skippered by Fabrizio Oddone, and Jeremy Pilkington's Baltic 78, Lupa of London ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Day 3 Previewed By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 10:31 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup: The postponement flag is flying, but the 'gut feel' of the World Cup PRO Ross Wilson is the midday session will begin an hour or so later, and this will push the 3pm session start time out. An early morning three knots NNW wind has turned to a variable five knots from the south, forecast to reach up to around 15 knots during the afternoon along with the chance of showers. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Life onboard - Leg 2, December 9 + Video *Feature By Sail-World, , 9:50 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
The On Board Reporters on the six remaining boats in the Volvo Ocean Race report on Leg 2, December 9 - as they play follow the leader to the next waypoint before taking the more complicated course to the finish in Abu Dhabi: 'How many Legs have I won in the Volvo Ocean Race? I would say about eight? I’m not sure. I’d have to count again. But not enough however!' says Bouwe Bekking laughing ...

Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 0: Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 9:10 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. reports in from Sydney, Australia, before the first day of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...

Sail-World new format - Important first visit changes needed By Sail-World, , 9:01 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Sail-World is now live testing the changed website format. If you are using this format for the first time, please scroll to the bottom of the site and check that your region is set for your region and not some other. It can be correctly set up using the drop down boxes. Then go to the top, click refresh, and you should be away. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Three boats in a tight race to Abu Dhabi finish *Feature By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:23 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Brunel are just ahead in the race to win Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race and join Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing at the top of the leaderboard – but the sprint into Abu Dhabi still looks too close to call for sure. Bouwe Bekking’s (NED) Dutch boat was leading Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) by a mere 12 nautical miles (nm) at 0940 UTC on Tuesday with Ian Walker’s Azzam boat just 27nm fu ...

Une saison « zéro faute » pour Erwan Le Roux By Service de Presse de FenêtréA-Cardinal, , 4:27 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Une saison « zéro faute » pour Erwan Le Roux. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team: So near and yet so far By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:51 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
As the sailors of the Volvo Ocean Race enter their 21st day at sea, frustration is etched upon the faces of the Dongfeng crew as they slowly lose sight of their close competitors Team Brunel. The Dutch and the Chinese have been in-sight of one-another for 18 days now, a rare thing in round the world offshore racing. ...

Solitaire du Figaro 2015 course announced By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 3:13 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
The Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire is preparing to light an impressive 46 candles on her birthday cake in 2015, and is fast becoming the grand old lady of world-class solo offshore racing. Regardless of age, the Solitaire is still as ruthless and dynamic as ever, putting the world’s finest offshore talent through their paces over a grueling month of solo competition. ...

2015 ISAF Nations Cup Notice Of Race published By ISAF, , 3:03 PM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Open and Women's match racers will compete in six Regional Finals from February to June 2015 ahead of the Grand Final with the first, Oceania, to be hosted in Brisbane, Australia from 27 February to 2 March 2015. Winning skippers from each division in the Regional Finals will qualify for the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final where they will be joined by defending champions. ...

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge: Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 11:45 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
In keeping with this popular annual event's name, it was indeed a big day on Sydney Harbour today. Such has been the interest in the impending supermaxi head to heads in this year's Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - not least in witnessing the first race for Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze Clark's spectacular VPLP designed 100 footer, Comanche ...

Olympic sailing legend Ben Ainslie visits Laureus Project in Sydney By Virginie Bernon, , 11:25 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Ainslie, who won medals at five consecutive Olympics from 1996-2012, four of them gold, visited a festival staged by Football United, an organisation which aims to break down barriers between young people from different backgrounds with a particular focus on refugee, immigrant and indigenous communities. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Preview and Commentary of SOLAS *Feature By Sail-World, , 9:35 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Sailor Girl - Nic Douglass was on the water on Sydney Harbour for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup 2014 - Cool Melbourne day for Olympic fleets By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 9:19 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Southerly winds 8-10 knots built late in the day to 16 knots, a more true local summer sea breeze. Port Phillip is so vast and empty midweek the fleets are well separated. Plenty of room to swing a cat as the saying goes. Other than the on-water race officials’ and coaches vessels there are no other power boats and equally no wash interfering with the fleets. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 7 show *Feature By Sail-World, , 8:59 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 33rd. Sailing news in sixty seconds-ish (2:46). Sail Sydney: Josh McKnight (Moth, 9:43), Tom Spithill (Moth, 12:45), Olivia Price & Eliza Solly (FX, 15:24) Tom Burton (Laser, 23:20) James Wierzbowski (Extreme 40's, 32:08) and much more ...

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2014 - This is my reservation By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 8:58 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2014: Wild Oats XI sliced across the finish line beside Fort Denison 1 minute 22 seconds ahead of Comanche for yet another line honours victory in the annual SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, having led the fleet for much of the race. Fellow Sydneysider Matt Allen steered his 60 foot Ichi Ban fifth across the line, behind Black Jack and Perpetual. ...

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2014 – Images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 8:45 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Top international photographer, Andrea Francolini, was on the water for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Tuesday. The event is viewed by many as a preview for the Rolex Sydney Hobart start in just over two weeks time. This event was the first hit-out between the Sydney-Hobart record holder, Wild Oats XI and the new US supermaxi, Comanche. Here's how Andrea captured the action. ...

Loïck Peyron : Marin de l'année 2014! By Voile Banque Populaire, , 8:36 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Loïck Peyron : Marin de l'année 2014! ...

Transatlantic Race - Sailing heavyweights to battle across Atlantic By New York Yacht Club, , 7:36 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
But this will change next July when David skippers his third Rambler, a soon-to-be-launched 88-footer, in the Transatlantic Race 2015. The boat could well be faster than either of his two previous yachts. But, in terms of raw speed across a range of conditions, David’s boat will find itself looking up at Jim Clark’s 100-foot Comanche [above, off Newport, R.I.]. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two – Pole position Team Brunel By Team Brunel, , 7:25 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two: Our distance from the Chinese boat has been the subject of various bets for a few days now. It began with someone saying 'I’ll bet a roll of biscuits that we extend our lead by more than half a mile in the next two hours'. After that, the liquorice, Fruitellas and the chocolate mousse were also sacrificed and vanished from the snack box.' ...

New East Coast Ocean Series announced for Spring 2015 By Julianna Barbieri, , 4:10 AM Tue 9 Dec 2014 GMT
Race organizers of three U.S. east coast offshore races: the new Fort Lauderdale to Charleston, the new Ocean Race North and the well-established Annapolis to Newport race confirmed their plans to team up and create the East Coast Ocean Series. In addition, Manuka Sports Event Management confirmed their plans for the inaugural edition of Ocean Race North ...

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