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Foiling Moth Worlds: Images from ashore at Sorrento By Sail-World, , 12:02 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Top international photographer, Thierry Martinez was on the beach at Sorrento, Melbourne to capture the shore-side action ahead of start of the 2015 Int Moth Worlds on Port Phillip. ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Images from Practice Day at Sorrento By Sail-World, , 11:09 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Top international photographer, Thierry Martinez was on the water at Sorrento, Melbourne to capture the action ahead of start of the 2015 Int Moth Worlds on Port Phillip. ...

ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds: Day 4 - All Change at the Top By Jane Moffat, McCrae Yacht Club , 8:18 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Day 4 at the 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 World saw the leader board change again and after eight races it’s down to the wire with the top four boats all in the running to take the title. ...

2015 Musto Performance Skiff World Championship - Day 1 By Rick Steuart, Perth , 8:17 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Thirty eight boats came to Perth to compete for the Nationals and World Championships and they were entranced by the laid back atmosphere offered by their host club, the Mounts Bay Sailing Club. Internationally recognised Race Officer Andy Curnow assembled a great team to look after both the nationals and worlds and by the time that the nationals were finished ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind reveal more detail of program *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 10:59 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Last Friday, when it became known that Team Vestas Wind had made a decision to rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race, the team and primary sponsors, Vestas Wind and Powerhouse called an international media conference in Abu Dhabi, with a series of invited international sailing media online. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in KL bound for Italy By Rick Deppe, Volvo Ocean Race, Kuala Lumpur , 10:40 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Rick Deppe from Volvo Ocean Race updates on the progress with the rebuild of Team Vestas Wind: We’re in Kuala Lumpur, at the Port Klang shipping terminal. That’s where the Maersk Line freighter MV Jula S has arrived. With the Team Vestas Wind boat on it. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Trading Places By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:06 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - This Monday afternoon the British-Spanish duo Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes appear to have eased slightly further ahead of Guillermo Altadill and Jose Munoz, extending by some two miles between 0900hrs UTC and 1400hrs UTC. Thomson commented: Neutrogena and Gaes closer and closer and nothing we can do about it. Pepe says ‘Patience’……. something I don’t have a lot of! ...

EFPT Sailor and Rookie of the Year 2014 - Winners By EFPT, , 3:29 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
After a selection of European Freestyle Pro Tour riders done by the EFPT crew and industry partners, 10 freestyle windsurfers made it into the public voting that has been online for two weeks on After a few days only it became obvious that the followership and support of one certain windsurfer was way beyond the others. ...

ISAF Tornado Worlds - Fluky winds with big holes By Andrew Dowley, , 3:19 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
ISAF Tornado World Championships 2014-15: This proved tricky for some of the sailors who took the wrong side of the course on the first upwind putting them right at the back of the fleet. Some sailors got stuck and five boats were timed out from the 20 min time limit. It was Roland and Nahid Gaebler who led the fleet with their boat which was repaired overnight. ...
[more] - Contributors Guidelines *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 11:09 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Whether its information about yachts, catamarans or dinghies, or tales of your adventures on the water, there is always a story waiting to be told. Sail-World is happy to receive your articles - be it profiles of people and boats, techniques, safety or seamanship. Read on for the guidelines for submitting an article, including commercial articles - if the information is of value to our readers ...

International 14 Teams Racing Worlds - Warm up tests teams preparation By Tracey Johnstone - i14 World Championships Media, , 11:06 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
International 14 Teams Racing World Championships 2015: It gave these competitors a chance to test their equipment and familiarising themselves with several of their competitors. The friendly showdown was held by host club, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, close to the shoreline where waterfront visitors and office workers were able to enjoy the spectacle of the fast-paced racing. ...

Tasar World Championships - Races one and two overall By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 10:45 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 Tasar World Championship race one and two were held on the afternoon of Sunday 4 January on the waters Geographe Bay, Busselton. ...

Is your Publicity Officer ready to send news to Sail-World? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 9:03 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Nationals... If your club, association or race committee would like to publicise or report on an event, especially its National titles, stories, pictures and or results can be uploaded via our Contributors System at the top right of the site. ...

OK Dinghy World Championship: World Champion Matt Stechmann talks By Robert Deaves, , 5:41 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Yesterday we brought you some of the interview with Matt Stechmann (NZL), who won the OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC on January 4 after a week of unusual and confounding weather. Here is the complete interview, taken shortly after he came ashore after claiming the title. ...

2015 International 14 World Championship - I14 family reunites By Tracey Johnstone, , 3:18 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Sixty-nine teams are converging on Geelong for the seven race series being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay from the seventh to 16th January 2015. ...

OKs finish in the middle of a high! By Alex McKinnon, , 11:54 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Alex McKinnon was the official photographer for the 2014 International OK Dinghy World Championships. Run out of the delightful Black Rock Yacht Club on the shores of Melbourne's Port Phillip, the fleet endured many hours on the beach due to high winds, significant moguls and then the complete opposite! ...

Please Stop using Heats when you mean Races *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:01 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
In sport whether its athletics, rowing or surfing, elimination series are run with heats, quarter finals, semis and finals. So when non sailors read about heats in sailing, they reasonably expect they are part of an elimination series. But in sailing that is not the case … some classes and sailors use the word Heat when they mean Race. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - A la recherche du vent perdu By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:58 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: Coup de frein sur les leaders - Les alizés en ligne de mire - Compression passagère des positions. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - 'Three musketeers' By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:40 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: If during the pre-start hours in Barcelona there were fears that one Barcelona World Race duo might conjure up a breakaway in the opening days, so far such worries remain unfounded. Among the 'three musketeers' who are making the pace - albeit at speeds of a Sunday promenade today - there is still very little to choose between them. ...

OK Dinghy Worlds final day - Perfect Port Phillip conditions By Robert Deaves, , 12:13 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship 2014-15: Going into the final day, the fleet needed two more races to get in a valid series, so there was audible relief as the sailors arrived on Sunday morning to a sailable 15-20 knots on the bay. The day started damp and grey, following the overnight storm and rain, but by the second race the sky was clear and the sea breeze was pumping. ...

2015 Tasar Worlds - Practice Race By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 8:44 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Tasar World Championship - Saturday afternoon was the Practice Race for the Tasar 2015 World Championships which is being sailed on Geographe Bay, Busselton. Some of the 114 boats were a bit too keen to start and caused a re-start of the race. ...

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Navigation au fil de l’air By Barcelona World Race, , 3:59 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Adieu la Grande Bleue. Les équipages de la Barcelona World Race n’auront pas traîné en Méditerranée pour cette édition 2014-2015, à l’exception notable de Nandor Fa et Conrad Colman piégés par les calmes à bord de Spirit of Hungary. Mais l’entrée dans l’Atlantique n’a visiblement rien eu d'un long fleuve tranquille. ...

Barcelona World Race - A record, but no easy way out for Hugo Boss By Barcelona World Race, , 3:34 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
A new record for the 538-mile opening passage from Barcelona to Gibraltar was set by Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes when they exited the Mediterranean on Hugo Boss on Thursday evening, leading the Barcelona World Race. But their passage into the Atlantic proved problematic when they then hit two unidentified objects and hooked a net around their keel in strong winds and muscular seas. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet away to a foggy start for Leg 3 By Sail-World, , 1:37 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) led the six boat fleet Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of their home city of Abu Dhabi at the start of Leg 3 in a blanket of fog. Light winds are forecast for the first few days of a stage which is expected to take about three weeks before the six boats arrive in Sanya, China. ...

Tasar 2015 World Championships commence in Busselton, Australia By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 1:16 PM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Competitors for the 2015 Tasar World Championships were busy today preparing for tomorrow (Saturday third) afternoon’s Practice Race which will be sailed in an area close to the west side of Busselton Jetty, within good viewing distance for spectators on the jetty and foreshore. ...

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