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A sliver of sun, OD and AC news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 02/01/2013
Offshore, airfoils and OD action—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/30/2013
Golden boy wins Vendee Globe—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/28/2013
Pressing forth in the Vendee—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/25/2013
Broken Vendee dreams and KWRW—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/23/2013
Sun, offshore rivalries and KWRW—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/21/2013
VOR, Vendee, AC and KWRW updates—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/18/2013
Cupdate and U.S. sailors honored—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/17/2013
Offshore, inshore and onshore—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/14/2013
Cupdate and Vendee Globe News—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/09/2013
Compounding Vendee Globe blues—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/07/2013
Sun shafts, icebergs and knights—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 01/02/2013
Boxing Day Anticipation—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/25/2012
Chess games and offshore refits—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/19/2012
The other kind of airfoil—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/17/2012
Vendee, Cupdate and Read’s news—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/15/2012
Match-racing mastery—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/11/2012
Fatherly lessons at the WMRT—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/07/2012
Cupdate and new solo records set—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/04/2012
Olympic, Cup and Vendee news—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/01/2012
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Genoa International Boat Show 2014 ‘in recovery’ by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, Genoa was very much the numero uno Mediterranean boat show, with 3,000+ boats in the water and practically every manufacturer on the planet anxious to be seen there. The combined effect of the financial crisis 2008-onwards and subsequent financial austerity measures imposed by the Italian government, including swingeing taxes on luxury products ... [more]  

Mañana es el día. A bordo del 'MAPFRE' se preparan para la llegada de los vientos fuertes de Oeste y trasluchar al Este. 19 días de navegación y a 2.458,6 millas de Ciudad del Cabo (Sudáfrica). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Yann Riou reports from on board Dongfeng Race Team. We won’t die of hunger because we do have leftovers from the 19 open bags. But it won’t contain our favourite meals. Let’s just say we’ll have to wait for Cape Town to enjoy a great dinner. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ... [more]  

La fiesta del Optimist se ha quedado hoy sin protagonistas. La fuerte tormenta de ayer, varios frentes y condiciones meteorológicas en la jornada de hoy han propiciado que la flota de Optimist, que participa en el mundial de la clase en San Isidro, haya permanecido en tierra en espera de unas mejores condiciones, que nunca han llegado. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 19 on board Team Brunel by Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel on day 19. 'Make ready to gybe,' a voice shouts down the hatchway. Rokas Milevicius (27) and Louis Balcaen (26) jump from their beds. Within seconds, the men are busy throwing large bags of equipment to the luff side for the fourth time that night. ... [more]  

Want to see 40 great sailing champions in action in stunning Nassau in the Bahamas? The Star Sailors League, an emerging international circuit, is offering the chance to win a four-day holiday for two people with accommodation at the luxury Atlantis resort and water park. ... [more]  

The seventh edition of the St Barth Cata Cup is set to be thrilling. Sixty teams will go head to head aboard the last generation of F18 boats: Hobbie Wild Cat, Nacra Infusion MKII, Cirrus R, Phantom and C2. It is a high-speed, tactical, technical and spectacular discipline! ... [more]  

Marmaris International Race Week 2014 - Today the start of racing was pushed back due to the late finish of the offshore race yesterday. The last of the teams crossed the finish line after midnight so the race committee decided to give everyone a chance to recuperate before the third day of racing began. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ... [more]  

The Taiwan 2014 Kitesurfing Open & Green Tourism Miaoli proved to be an interesting event for the Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) to get involved with at the Longfong Fish Harbour beach front in Jhunan. As the KTA had been wanting for some time to bring an event to the renowned high wind shores of Taiwan, which is famous for its windy conditions 300 days a year. ... [more]  

Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ... [more]  

The 29er Eurocup, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva, has over eighty boats taking part representing twelve different countries and will finish on Sunday after a maximum 14 races, (up to four a day). The 29er Eurocup is the last leg in the lengthy European tour which started in Spain back in February. Eleven legs have since taken place in various parts of Europe. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, has made a big gain in the last 12 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race, and is now positioned between the two lead boats. The Danish flagged entry had been positioned to the west of the leaders, who were in the fringe of the St Helena High. ... [more]  

Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing. ... [more]  

Le tour du Rhum en cinq flottes by Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon
Depuis l’ouverture du village vendredi dernier et le coup d’envoi de cette Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe à terre, l’engouement du public qui se presse sur les quais de la cité corsaire n’en finit pas de rappeler que la plus célèbre des transats n’est pas une course comme les autres. ... [more]  

42 year-old skipper Vincent Riou was born in a small South Finistère fishing village called Loctudy, where he still lives. 'I’ve always lived by the sea and it’s always been part of my environment since childhood. I can’t say if I would have been a commercial sailor or fisherman if I hadn’t become an ocean skipper, but I would most certainly have done something close to the sea, if not on the sea. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. El barco español 'MAPFRE' es el que más millas ha recorrido en las últimas 24 horas: 349 (646,3 km). Todo apunta a que el tren de las borrascas que empujará a la flota hacia el Este llega mañana. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, day 18 on board Team Brunel. Stefan Coppers reports. While the teams in the Volvo Ocean Race are voyaging ever further south and preparing themselves for a few freezing days in the Southern Ocean, Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman is voicing a sailing ambition. ... [more]  

OBR Yann Riou reports from onboard Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. 'To drive past a big city, you’ve got two choices: crossing the centre, risking to get stuck in traffic, or driving around, even though you may have to do more kilometres. That’s what we are doing now.' (Charles) ... [more]  

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate’s 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race contester, crossed the halfway point of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the lead as the fleet race toward the finish line in South Africa. Since setting sail from Alicante, Spain en route to Cape Town, ADOR has consistently led the pack of seven teams – often by several nautical miles. ... [more]  

Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 18 for the crew in the Volvo Ocean Race. We are fighting. We are determined. We are focused. Yes, today was not easy, but we did not allow ourselves to slow down-- we sailed with the conditions given and sailed at 100% performance. ... [more]  

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) published its 2015 Anti-Doping Code on Wednesday (29 October), which will apply to all Member organisations, Paralympic Games and IPC recognised International Federations, from 1 January 2015. ... [more]  

Se cierra la cuarta jornada del Mundial Optimist 2014 que viene disputándose desde el pasado 21 de octubre en aguas argentinas de San Isidro, concluyendo el próximo 30 de octubre. Lo hace con dos protagonistas: Enrique Luján y Albert Torres, aunque Aina Colom ha podido mantener el tipo y mantiene sus opciones de podio. ... [more]  

Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hopes to inspire greater French participation in ocean racing through his entry in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. 'France is a nation of sailors with excellent role models; legends in their own right,' said Sir Robin. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The Ice Gate is placed at 42 deg South between 20W and 10W, seen on the screenshot below. ... [more]  

La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - But the record 91 strong field is peppered with solo skippers from eight other nations, nine men and two women hailing from Italy, Great Britain, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and Finland. In fact several of them rank as serious podium contenders in their respective classes. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Up until now the comment from the boats to the east has been that Team Vestas Wind had made a bad move by digging west. But now, with the high pressure to the east expanding, perhaps Wouter on the Danish boat has read the future a little better and has set his team up for a comeback. ... [more]  

Optimist World Championship 2014 - Six races were made last week and the fleet was divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each fleet has 70 sailors. This first part of this championship had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely: The wind gauge marked 23 Knots on the race area, the waves were high and short. ... [more]  

Marmaris International Race Week - However the plan for today was a special one with the regatta’s only coastal race scheduled to take the fleet outside the Gulf of Marmaris for some offshore sailing. There was an impressive sized fleet that turned out to race this morning with 150 boats waiting patiently as each division took their turn on the starting line. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have finally given ground to Team Brunel after almost exactly a week at the head of the fleet but the new leaders’ thin advantage may well be very short-lived as the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 turned into a game of hunt-the-breeze. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Volvo Ocean Race have specified an Ice Gate in the Southern Ocean of which all competitors must stay to the North, or pass on their starboard side. The gate has been set along the line of 42degrees South and runs for 10 degrees of longitude. ... [more]  

Os holandeses do Team Brunel assumiram a liderança da primeira etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, entre Alicante, na Espanha, e a Cidade do Cabo, na África do Sul. Os árabes Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, que estavam na ponta por uma semana, não conseguiram conter o ataque do barco da Holanda. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Reality for Team Vestas Wind
Volvo Ocean Race - Mapfre, pisando el acelerador
Volvo Ocean Race - Countdown to Cape Town for Dongfeng Race Team
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA entering the Southern Ocean + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel leading the pack
Comanche ocean trials in Newport + Video
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Title race thrown wide open
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards one week away
Video wrap up of the EFG MothEuroCup 2014
Clipper Race - Is this the toughest job on the ocean?
America's Cup: Artemis Racing signs seventh Olympic Gold medalist
Pieces in place for the 2015 GC32 Racing Tour
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Behind the numbers
Volvo Ocean Race: Front runners open gap for Cape Town *Feature
AWT - PWA Finale 2014: Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - One day to go
Marmaris International Race Week - Competition now underway + Video
Route du Rhum - Une grande première pour 40 solitaires!
Volvo Ocean Race - Clouds of uncertainty for Team Vestas Wind
Volvo Ocean Race - El 'Mapfre' espera su momento
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel talks duels and dinghy racing
Volvo Ocean Race - Time for change aboard Dongfeng   
Volvo Ocean Race - Global photography competition launched   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, united by one   
ISAF Annual Conference to take place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report: October 27, 1700 UTC   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The search for skippers is on   
La SNG confirme son soutien à la voile d’élite en Suisse   
Route du Rhum - Edmond de Rothschild 6 days from the off   
Route du Rhum - Edmond de Rothschild à 6 jours du grand départ   
China Cup Int'l Regatta - Windier weather brings victory for Vanke   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Stena Sailing Team wins in Bermuda   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report, October 27, 0630 UTC   
2014 RS:X Youth Worlds - Going out with a bang! + Video   
2015 Flying Dutchman World Championships - Winners will be Grinners!   
RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - Denmark’s Christian Spodsberg wins   
Argo Group Gold Cup 2014 - Berntsson joins sailing’s elite   
Sand Flies versus Foiling Moths - Moth World Championship 2015 *Feature   
2015 International 14 World Championship - Frasch leads German team   
Ian Williams and GAC Pindar set up an exciting AWMRT finale   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Riding the escalator   


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