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Jeppesen C-map upgrade...Port Douglas in the news...Seawind celebrates strong sales...Cronulla Sailing Club sinking with bureaucracy... and much more | 19/02/2009
Captain Calamity of New Zealand... European yachts of the year, judged on their use...Darwin exhibition... Nemo in trouble...Treleavens in the Indies...and much more... | 12/02/2009
EPIRBs needed - can you help?...Arrest in Drew Gollan murder...Louisiades Rally on again...Whitsunday Sailing Club's Jim Hayes...Pete Goss arriving Melbourne next month... and much more | 05/02/2009
Australian Sailor's shooting death in Antigua...world's largest yacht - will it ever be finished...8 tips for sailing in coral waters...letter from the Indies...and much more | 29/01/2009
Get out and celebrate on Australia Day ...Inspiring story of seamanship...debris danger in English Channel...Piracy Doubled...dismasting of Side by Side...and much more... | 22/01/2009
Australia to chase pirates...Changing over to furlers...World's best job in Whitsundays...No land for 1000 days...Secret life for Lord Nelson?... and much more | 15/01/2009
Summer season prizes from Burke...how's your anchoring etiquette... which dinghy should you buy?...did the Chinese discover America before Columbus?...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...Sydney Hobart to be webcast...yachtsman's death reasons...Belize - destination to pine for...light up your dark lockers...and much more | 18/12/2008
Why not sail around Australia?...'Yes I hit the tinny' Craig Gore's Skipper confesses...Ten Mainsail Tips for short-handed cruisers...aground in Antarctica - pollution fear...and much more | 11/12/2008
Rogue Waves - they're not myths...New safety net for sailors... yacht explodes off Ballina... Roman Abramovich's Final Pirate Solution...Blue Water Rally...and much more... | 04/12/2008
Fiji is back for cruising sailors... late Pittwater bargains for this weekend...10 Rules for anjoying a storm...Sail WA, the last frontier...two on raft for three nights...and much more... | 27/11/2008
No-one with any brains ever stayed on a yacht for an hour more than necessary -who said that?...New Kid on the Block, the RAYA anchor...AMVER gives awards after 25 years of rescues...and much more... | 20/11/2008
D-Day for Epirbs...the cheap alternative, buy a boat and sail it home...Treleavens are back...crossing a bar safely...Doyle's free weather seminar...and much more... | 13/11/2008
C-Map Product Alert...Buizen legend longer...Rob's Passage Planner, making life easy...Sea Scoopa invention...the truth about what's wrong with our oceans...and much more... | 06/11/2008
Royal Perth Yacht Club - what crisis?...Deck Hardware sale...Second teen vies for youngest round the world...Sailors Radio webcast...Bavaria and Bakers with new yachts... and more... | 30/10/2008
Cruise to Hobart announced... Balmain Regatta this Sunday...Sir Richard Branson... Pete Goss...Zac Sunderland...Hugo Boss... Sailors' Naughtical Almanac... Leaping dolphins and more... | 23/10/2008
Wild Ride for Zac...furling genoas....Classic Aussie Barbecue in Lord Howe...new electric outboard motor...yacht sold for $30... and more | 16/10/2008
For the cruising sailor - best most up-to-date Sailing News and articles from Australia and the World | 09/10/2008
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Mapfre cruzará el Ecuador hacia las 13:00 aproximadamente. ... [more]  

Argo Group Gold Cup - A front slowly crossing Bermuda brought with it an overcast sky and rain squalls. Nonetheless, despite squelching their way ashore completely soaked, the Group 2 crews enjoyed the morning’s stronger breeze, the wind less shifty having veered into the southwest overnight, blowing down Hamilton Harbour rather than across it. ... [more]  

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - In second place, Adam Larson of Bermuda has seven points and had a great day on the water today. Larson, whose family is still without electricity after Hurricane Gonzalo, said he has been getting to bed a lot earlier these days and feels that the conditions also favored his performance today. ... [more]  

'Mange Mieux Bouge Plus' and her crew (one of whom was the only woman in the race - Lauren Hautier) have won again! Handicap winner in 2012, they have played a repeat performance to win the 2014 Groupama Race. Such a worthy result is a just reward for a crew who got the best performance out of their yacht, in relation to its characteristics (measurements, type of sails, age, displacement, etc.). ... [more]  

As predicted in last night's preview in Sail-World, the ORMA 60 TeamVodafone Sailing has set a new course record for the 119nm course in the PIC Coastal Classic. ... [more]  

Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. Canfield lost his first match in day one of racing against Chris Poole (USA) Riptide Racing. Since then the number two skipper on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has sailed to seven straight points. ... [more]  

The forecast for day six at the La Torche PWA Grand Slam offered a slight possibility of producing some racing, but unfortunately the wind never really materialised meaning the sailors spent another day on hold. Throughout the day there were gusts of up to 10 knots, but the wind failed to improve beyond that. ... [more]  

For his first participation in the Groupama Race around New Caledonia, Franck Cammas and the crew of the 35-foot monohull Keel Bill secured a fine second place astern of the New Zealanders on Crusader after some four days at sea. Questioned on his return to the dock, the Groupama skipper gives us his impressions. ... [more]  

Lucha en los Doldrums para unos y despedida para otros cuando se alcanza el décimo tercer día de etapa entre Alicante y Ciudad del Cabo (Sudáfrica). Si bien el grupo en cabeza parece que ya disfruta de vientos que suben del Hemisferio Sur y han abandonado las calmas ecuatoriales, el 'Mapfre' espera salir de esta transición mientras continúa luchando con chubascos y vientos inestables. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team SCA. This morning the boat was so quiet you could hear a pin drop, shortly after sun up we were hooning along in 20kts in a torrential downpour, by late afternoon we were sailing backwards, and who knows what tonight will bring. ... [more]  

The push and shove of 12 knots of Atlantic breeze – things are looking up in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, things are looking up. First in the fleet, and out of the Doldrums, they’re heading fast towards the Equator, trade winds blowing gusts of encouragement around their ears. ... [more]  

With only nine days remaining until the close of entries, one of the smallest, most audacious and memorable yachts in the history of the CYCA’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, appropriately became the 100th entry. A mere 10.5 metres, James Cameron’s Hick 35, Luna Sea, will again do duty as one of the pintsized yachts in fleet for the 70th edition of the 628 nautical mile race. ... [more]  

Today was the last day of competition at the Student Yachting World Cup. Even though England’s victory was already for sure, the top-5-ranking could change a lot with two more races: Italy was second with 46 pts, Ireland third with 47 pts, Norway fourth (52 pts) and Switzerland fifth (58.2 pts)… the USA followed with 59 pts! ... [more]  

A varied and international fleet ranging from 40 to 100ft (12.19 to 30.48m) will set off for Grenada on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote, the most eastern in the Canary Islands chain, in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic Race. ... [more]  

Airbus and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, Airbus will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ... [more]  

Thursday has proved another dramatic day in the story of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. While yesterday (Wednesday) was a day of seamanship and survival as yachts battled storm force winds, it was also a day of arrivals as the same winds pushed competitors to the finish. ... [more]  

The Royal Malta Yacht Club has been a hive of activity both day and night, welcoming back yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. By Midday on Day Six 34 yachts have finished the race and 25 yachts have retired. Each and every sailor that has taken part, including those that are still out there, has a story to tell for years to come. ... [more]  

Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar made a near perfect start to in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday. The British skipper who stands top of the the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is second in the ISAF rankings, goes into today's remaining round robin flights leading group 1. ... [more]  

On November 2, in Saint-Malo, Marc Guillemot will start the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe on Safran. Every four years, the famous solo transatlantic race draws crowds fascinated by these modern-day heroes. In an age when news is shared in real time on social networks, Safran has devised a way to make this event a unique experience for those following on the internet. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team Brunel. 'At this rate, it will take a century before we get to Cape Town,' sighs Jens Dolmer, standing on the bow. He is trying in vain to push the flapping foresail outwards. There is hardly a breath of wind. In the distance, the sun is sinking into the ocean. ... [more]  

The countdown to the start of the epic single-handed 4,471nm offshore race across the Atlantic Ocean has begun with just 10 days to go to the start of France’s La Route du Rhum. And it is not only the flagship of the Sultanate of Oman, Musandam-Oman Sail, that is making its final approach to the start line, but the team behind the Visit Oman - Tourism Pavilion too! ... [more]  

Groupama Race 2014 - The New Zealand yacht 'Crusader' shattered the race record by 4h 26m to take first place. Third place went to 'Mange Mieux Bouge Plus', a Sydney 38. The skipper of 'Mange Mieux' is keeping a close eye on his watch - later on this evening he'll know whether he has carried off the handicap trophy too, or not. ... [more]  

Over 100 riders from more than 20 different countries have already registered and over the two weeks will compete against each other in the pro, amateur, master, grand master, youth and women's fleets for the honor of becoming the Aloha Classic Champions. ... [more]  

After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 00h 45m 5s in an elapsed time of 4Days 13hours 35mins and 05secs. ... [more]  

With just over a day left to reach the turning mark at Fernando de Nonoha, 220nm off the coast of Brazil, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has retained the lead she built in the Doldrums. She is unlikely to be headed, although the second boat on the water, Team Brunel is projected to be less than an hour behind at Fernando ... [more]  

Despite the best efforts of Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set sail on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour today, albeit postponed by 24 hours. ... [more]  

Today, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. ... [more]  

The calm weather returned on day five of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam as the wave sailors recovered from yesterday’s punishing, but brilliant, conditions. After a chilly start, with the thermometer reading just five degrees celsius, the temperature soon rose with the appearance of the sun, making for another stunning autumn day. ... [more]  

A disputa da primeira etapa da Volvo Ocean Race no Oceano Atlântico continua bastante acirrada. Depois de passar pela zona de calmaria dos Doldruns, os barcos têm como meta cruzar a Linha do Equador e chegar o mais rápido possível por Fernando de Noronha, passagem obrigatória antes da chegada na Cidade do Cabo, na África do Sul. ... [more]  

Day five of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has proved a day of reckoning for the competing fleet. The forecast strong northwesterly wind has arrived and consistently blown over 25 knots with gusts exceeding 40 knots. The effect has been to catapult the previously slow moving yachts towards the finish line in Malta. ... [more]  

A day and a night of uncertainty - later, the Doldrums will come to an end for the Volvo Ocean Race teams. By tomorrow morning, the fleet should be sailing safely in the southeasterly trade winds. So – who won this equatorial lottery? What was the best place to cross this convergence zone, where two hemispheres and two weather systems collide? ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Tras una difícil jornada a bordo del 'Mapfre' en las que las condiciones han puesto a prueba la paciencia de incluso el más experimentado, el barco español coge aire gracias a un viento que ha entrado por el Este y que ha supuesto una inyección de moral para la tripulación. ... [more]  

Known for erratic light airs alternating with sudden gusts that can last a minute or an hour from the giant unstable vertical clouds, the Doldrums (aka more officially the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) are the unavoidable low-point of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race for the determined men on Dongfeng. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica, somewhere in the windless ITCZ
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie gunning for glory
Volvo Ocean Race - Another perspective from Team SCA
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Success in San Francisco
España inicia su camino en el mundial de Optimist de Argentina
RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Intense racing + Video
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Big breeze and lumpy seas
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 10 plus Videos *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 turns inside out in Doldums *Feature
34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014 - Fifth race day
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Match racers defy Gonzalo
Volvo Ocean Race: Big gains for two boats in Doldrums *Feature
Argo Group Gold Cup - Qualifying Groups set
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Kids breeze past Hurricane Gonzalo
DSS to revolutionise IMOCA 60s, both new and old
Les Voiles de St Barth - Sixth edition set for Saint Barthélemy
Volvo Ocean Race - The bright side of the Doldrums
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind contemplates the tropics + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Luchando a la puerta de los Doldrums
Volvo Ocean Race - Dull day, crazy night for Dongfeng Race Team
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready for equator crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Tough challenge for Brunel's Pablo Arrarte Elorza   
Wales to host 2015 Optimist European Championships   
RS:X Youth Worlds - Hard work on day 1 + Video   
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - NoR released, entries open for 2015   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A turning point for the fleet   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leg one – Doldrums for dummies   
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 9 plus Videos *Feature   
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Fight to the finish   
Student Yachting World Cup - Fourth race day + Video   
New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind   
Volvo Ocean Race: Day 9 final report - Lead continually changing   
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - An opportunity for growth   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet charges the door of the Doldrums Casino *Feature   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Light winds on day 3   
Volvo Ocean Race: Navigators throw away the routing textbook   
Volvo Ocean Race - The Doldrums, a navigational nightmare + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - A las puertas de las Calmas Ecuatoriales   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Maltese yachts top the leader board   
El 'Mapfre' busca su sitio de cara a las Calmas Ecuatoriales   


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