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Wild Ride for Zac...furling genoas....new electric outboard motor...yacht sold for $30... and more | 16/10/2008
Cruising News - Local and around the World | 09/10/2008
While stockmarkets crash and bounce, just go sailing | 03/10/2008
Adventure...sunsets...pirate attacks...rallies...quirky stories... all in this week's Sail-World Cruising | 25/09/2008
Two French sailors rescued after commandos storm sailing boat...missing yachts end in tragedy...Black Bear attacks man in marina...sailing book reviews...and much more... | 18/09/2008
Preparing your boat for high winds... French sailors swapped for Pirates?...eco-friendly soda-blasting... Branson for sailing record... and more... | 11/09/2008
Coalition Warships to protect shipping...but pirate captured another French yacht...avoiding fire on your sailing boat...sailor's life lost after losing keel...and more | 04/09/2008
Pirates of the Mediterranean?...sailing and swimming with whales...Pete Goss's boat launched...sailing marathon...and much more... | 28/08/2008
Sailor's survival after falling from yacht...motherless baby whale update...Who's Nicking the Bells and Gongs?... and more | 21/08/2008
German Sailors freed...yacht-swapping...Blackwattle for sale...better security for your boat...'green' wine comes by sail...and more... | 14/08/2008
Superyacht scares pirates...110 rally yachts impounded...Sardinia, Corsica, Polynesia...Pete Goss's new venture...and much more | 07/08/2008
Jumping for Joy in the Whitsundays...innovative cruisers upgrade the AIS...San Francisco's Parade of Sail...Blue Water Rally News...and much more... | 31/07/2008
Kidnapped cruising sailors update...VHF online tutorial...Sailing your dream but keeping your career...Nettlenet pool...and much more | 24/07/2008
Hero Dog Attacks Pirates...Zac Sunderland on his way...whale collision survey...packing for a sailing holiday... and more... | 17/07/2008
Kidnapped Sailors Phone Home...why did the trainee sailor drown?...Cruising with Mima...Sailor crosses Pacific with wave power...and much more... | 10/07/2008
Somali Pirates double ransom...Finding Fiji's Kava...yacht jams Mayday frequency...unsolved mystery of the Kaz II...and more... | 03/07/2008
Cruising sailors taken hostage in Somalia...Sarawak dreaming...Sunshine powered marine engine...Slow boat to Oz...and much more | 26/06/2008
Presidential Yacht up for charter...Beneteau goes for Grey Nomads...What make a True Long Distance Cruiser?...Dismasted, saved, and off again... and more... | 19/06/2008
John F Kennedy's Manitou for sale...Last Call for Environment Award nominations...trailing generator a beauty...and much more... | 12/06/2008
Seago Safety Warning...UN Acts on Piracy...learn your favourite boat skills this summer...and more... | 05/06/2008
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Volvo Ocean Race: Leading the Charge - your VOR Form Guide by Ben Gladwell, Boating New Zealand - www.stu
For the first time, the Volvo Ocean Race is to be contested in a strict, one-design class. The emphasis is shifted from who has the best boat to suit the conditions to who has the best men - or women - onboard. ... [more]  

With light winds continuing to dominate on day six of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam, the decision was made to begin the Reno SUP Challenge during the afternoon, which saw twelve teams battling it out in heats of two for a place in tomorrow’s final, to keep the crowds entertained. ... [more]  

Some had arrived days before, crew mustering and practising drills ahead of the Oyster Regatta Palma start. Others arrived just in time post haste from challenging deliveries frustrated by weather set against them. But come this registration day, Palma delivered as the thunderclouds withdrew to leave the sun shining down on the fleet of 26 boats from 11 nations. ... [more]  

Three America's Cup sailors have been named in the top 20 sports earners, in a list published in the New Zealand Herald this week. Topping the list is Sir Russell Coutts with a claimed earnings of $13million. He is just a $1million ahead of an English Premier League player, Winston Reid, and motor racing ace, Scott Dixon. All Black captain, Ritchie McCaw is ranked #5. ... [more]  

Tomorrow’s the day. On the eve of the fourth edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy, more boats keep confirming their participation to the event, that stands out as the true rendezvous for the oldest yachts of the circuit and will once more be the focal point of classic racing at the Voiles the Saint-Tropez, hosting event of the regatta. ... [more]  

Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for day three of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these stunning images of the action. ... [more]  

The seventh of the eight events that make up the Extreme Sailing Series circuit kicks off on Thursday in Nice. The only French stopover for the 40-foot catamarans, which are skippered by some of the best racers on the planet, the Nice-based event promises to be hotly contested. ... [more]  

Melges 32 World Championship - Prepare for off-the-charts action by International Melges 32 Class Association
Entering its sixth World Championship season, the International Melges 32 Class Association has raced at arguably every world-class venue on the globe, has seen the most respected pro and amateur sailors on its courses and most importantly, learned valuable lessons of what owners and sailors want so that the Melges 32 continues to be strongest one design grand prix sportboat on the planet. ... [more]  

The IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes have been released. It's a British 1-2 at the top of the 2.4mR Rankings with Megan Pascoe at world number one and Helena Lucas at world number two. 2014 World Champion Heiko Kroger (GER) sits at world number seven but counts less regattas than those above him. ... [more]  

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex are happy to reveal the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2014. ISAF received nominations for the 2014 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. ... [more]  

Raceboard World Championships - Nail-biting finish in Blanes by International Windsurfing Association
Drama and excitement prevailed over the final two days of the Raceboard World Championships in Blanes. Ivan Pastor (ESP-7), dominating the final series of races by taking the bullet each time ahead of defending champion, Maksymillian Wojcik (POL-7), was forced to retire from the third race of the penultimate day with a broken boom. ... [more]  

The 35th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is fast approaching and appears likely to rewrite the record books. Entries are shortly due to close and the Royal Malta Yacht Club is already bracing itself for the biggest fleet to grace its island home since the Great Siege of 1565. The Ottoman Armada of 450 years ago was recorded to be 193 in strength. ... [more]  

The Notice of Race for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, scheduled for 25-31 January 2015, has been released. On-line entry will open on 10 November 2014. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is 5 December 2014. Entries must be received no later than 5 January 2015 to qualify for early entry. ... [more]  

A stellar list of just under 100 broadcasters has been lined up to showcase the world’s toughest ocean challenge, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, to a new global audience of fans. The 12th edition has offered channels a line-up of a new 39-part weekly half-hour show plus special short bespoke features. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing on Day 2 ... [more]  

New Ragamuffin 100 emerges from the hull build in Nowra *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Ragamuffin 100, which started out as a modified Elliott design, Maximus, is another supermaxi undergoing a major rebuild or retrofit. Across the Tasman, the new Ragamuffin 100 will be virtually a new boat with a a new hull design by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at the Nowra facility. ... [more]  

Southern Spars ships the world's tallest masts by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Leading world sparmaker, Southern Spars, has shipped two spars for a new 85 metre ketch. The superyacht will carry two 93metre masts which will be the world’s tallest rigs on one gigantic yacht. ... [more]  

Professional sailing photographers from all over the world are invited to join the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2014. Started in 2009, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing. The prestigious trophy will be awarded during the World Yacht Racing Forum in Barcelona, on December 11, 2014. ... [more]  

Initié en 2009, le Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image est le principal concours de photographie au monde consacré à la voile en tant que sport de compétition. Le prestigieux trophée sera remis lors du World Yacht Racing Forum à Barcelone, le 11 Décembre 2014. ... [more]  

Realteam will line up against the elite of the sailing world tomorrow in Nice, France, at the penultimate Act of the eight-event Extreme Sailing Series. The team, led by Jerome Clerc and with Arnaud Psarofaghis on the helm, is on top form and fresh from winning the Grand Prix SAP, the final event of the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy on Lake Geneva. ... [more]  

Realteam participe dès demain et jusqu’au 5 octobre à l’avant dernière étape des Extreme Sailing Series à Nice (France). L’équipe menée par Jérôme Clerc est en grande forme, comme l’illustre sa victoire au Grand Prix SAP, qui marquait la fin de saison du Vulcain Trophy, le circuit lémanique des Décision 35. ... [more]  

David Kellett (AUS) is to be awarded the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. The ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, first presented in 1988 in memory of Beppe Croce, the ISAF President from 1969 to 1986, will be presented to Kellett at the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. ... [more]  

After being graced with plenty of late summer sunshine during the opening days of the event, more autumnal weather moved in on the fifth day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam with grey skies and infrequent showers. Unfortunately though the light winds continued as the sailors endured another lay day. ... [more]  

The largest Laser World Championship in history will be taking place on the south coast of France when 515 sailors, representing 36 different countries, begin racing on October 5 to open the 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships. The Laser remains one of the best and most popular boats worldwide in which to enjoy the sport of sailing. ... [more]  

Carlo Borlenghi was back on the water for day two at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

Grâce à la nouvelle application officielle de la Volvo Ocean Race, les fans de la course pourront emmener l’épreuve la plus dure au monde partout avec eux. Développée aussi bien pour IOS que pour Android, l’appli est disponible sur l’App store ainsi que sur Google Play Now. ... [more]  

Disponible tanto para IOS (pinchar aquí para descargar) como para Android (pinchar aquí para descargar), la nueva app oficial de Volvo Ocean Race permitirá seguir la competición más larga del mundo como nunca antes. Un canal exclusivo digital, Life at the Extreme TV, emitirá eventos en directo desde la sede central en Alicante y los puertos de escala, así como una selección de los mejores vídeos. ... [more]  

It has been an interesting journey so far for the Chinese team in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team. Approximately 10 months ago this team set out on a mission to select and train Chinese recruits in the hope that they would be ‘race ready’ for the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race fans can now carry the world’s toughest ocean race in their pocket, thanks to the launch of a new official mobile app. Developed for both iOS and Android systems, the app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play now – and boasts a host of exciting features which will allow users to be closer to the on-water adventure than ever before. ... [more]  

Route du Rhum 2014 - The Sultanate of Oman’s flagship campaign, Musandam-Oman Sail, a 70ft trimaran skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet and more commonly used by the national initiative Oman Sail as an ultra high-performance training platform for a number of successful Omani sailors, raced the Azimut Challenge in Lorient, France, last weekend, finishing second overall in the 'Ultimes' Class. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing ... [more]  

A shipyard designated for reconstruction of historic ships in Saint Petersburg is located in Lakhta on the territory of Saint Petersburg Yacht Club in 'Hercules' marina. The first large-scale project, replica of the 54-gun ship of the line 'Poltava' has been under construction since last year. ... [more]  

Sunset+Vine|APP, the Oxford-based unit of the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, has helped ISAF smash all previous broadcaster records for the recent Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne - Last Chance to qualify for offer
Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Waiting game continues on day 4
Platu 25 World Championship - Euz II Monella Vagabonda wins again
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Audi Tron and FGF Sailing Team win Melges 24 European Sailing Series
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Day 1 action shots by Ingrid Abery
2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Bid guidelines now published
Volvo Ocean Race: Last medical training for the onboard sailors +Video
Les Voiles de St Tropez now underway
Extreme Sailing Series: Burling and Tuke back on board for Nice Act
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen wins US event
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Canfield wins first Dutch Match Cup
Pantaenius and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas become strategic partners
Bart's Bash: Update and Video - Information overload!
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - USA leads Denmark in Sheboygan final
Images from Cannes: Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: Cannes at its best
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai concludes in grand style
Dutch Match Cup - Gilmour keeps clean sheet in Lelystad
J70 European Championship - Calvi Network emerges victorious   
Dutch Match Cup - GAC Pindar through to fifth consecutive semi-final   
Les Regates Royales Trophee Panerai- Cannes - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Volvo Ocean Race - Frostad on Boat Design and final changes (Part II) *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race 10 days to go – Frostad on cultural change (Part I) *Feature   
5.5m IC World Championship: Marazzi on Ali Baba crowned World Champion   
2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles’ Cougar clinches   
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Meldgaard and Le Berre ready for semis   
America's Cup: Then and now - Coutts on why Oracle won, and the Venue   
Byte CII World Sailing Championship comes to Royal Varuna, Thailand   
J70 European Championships - Light winds on penultimate day   
Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai: Patience and perseverance   
Dutch Match Cup: Canfield wins Qualifying, six set for Quarters battle   
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup qualification system published   
Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre named as Spanish team sponsor + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series returns to Nice for the penultimate Act of 2014   
ISAF invites bids for 2016 Women's Match Racing World Championship   
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne - Teaming up   
Mascalzone Latino Jr. named 2014 Melges 20 European Ranking Champion   
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Le Berre keeps winning in Sheboygan   


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