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Newsletter Archive
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
Mutiny yacht found drifting...French blockade English yachts...US Boaters your action needed... and much more | 29/05/2008
Pirate Zone action plans...6000 miles of adventure sailing into Limbo...keeping your mast in one piece...Earthrace reports ocean rubbish...and more... | 22/05/2008
Flanagan's Finish...Sailing in Ireland...Antigua...Singapore...the Red Sea...the Atlantic, with crew-less boats. and much more.... | 15/05/2008
Fedor Triumph... Fiji Assault on Sleeping Sailors... Earthrace progress... high seas? - get the garden hose... and much more | 08/05/2008
First hand account from the Pirate Zone...Solo sailor Glenn Wakefield rolls, abandons attempt... Boat Asia 2008...and more... | 01/05/2008
Quikscat improves forecasting...any sailor's nightmane video... Inspiring Hilary solo sails the Channel...Somali pirates and Ponant aftermath...and much more | 24/04/2008
5 million Canadians must get licences...France Jubilant as Sarkozy saves crew of yacht...loving your life jacket...World ARC 2010... and more... | 17/04/2008
Somali Pirates being trailed by French Navy...Man Overboard? - 5 Tips...Captain Calamity's Banned... all you need to know on coral reefs...and more... | 10/04/2008
Rescue 21 rolls out...Holidays for the single sailor...inspirational sailors in their 80's and 90's... and more | 02/04/2008
What Sank Daisy?...Fiji Announces 9 months stay for yachties...Mike Harker in 11 month circumnavigation...Life Jacket loaner programme appeal...and more | 27/03/2008
Pirates suspected in sailor's death...storm management for cruisers...endless furlers...burning your socks for Spring...and much more... | 20/03/2008
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Nina Keijzer and Claire Blom are fighting to qualify for the Dutch Olympic trials for the single Olympic slot in the 49’er FX class. These two ladies have been part of the Dutch Olympic Sailing Team, but as of now the partnership has ended and Magic Marine has stepped up to support this team in their action to take full control of their own program in order to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi 2014: Smiles were present before racing at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, on the waters off of the Corniche and around Lulu Island and back ashore upon the conclusion of racing. A north westerly breeze that ranged between 9-14 knots greeted the sailors across the four race tracks. The outside courses saw big waves to add some spice to the sailors’ lives. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel: Sailing against the wind and ramming into waves is not exactly comfortable. But it can get worse, because right now we are heading straight into a tropical storm. 'Tro-tro-tropical storm?' I stammer in fright to Louis Balcaen. The young Belgian sailor quickly makes it clear that I’m not the only one who is afraid of this particular weather condition. ... [more]  

Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has slipped in the Volvo Ocean Race having led for most of Leg 2, and won Leg 1. But as has been done before Abu Dhabi has caught up, and now playing storm-watch. ... [more]  

Mast track issues have dogged the Chinese Volvo Ocean Race entry, Dongfeng Race Team on Leg 2 on the 40,000nm round the world race. The problem is not fully repairable in the current upwind and bumpy conditions, and is certainly an issue of concern for Charles Caudrelier led team. ... [more]  

La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 - Quatre à quatre by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe
La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014: Une nouvelle fois Pointe-à-Pitre s’est déplacée en masse pour accueillir le Guadeloupéen Nicolas Thomas (Guadeloupe Grand Large-1001 Piles Batteries) malgré l’avancée de la nuit puisque le solitaire, 28ème Class40 à en finir devant Gosier, est arrivé à quatre heures du matin tropical à Pointe-à-Pitre… ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: The Traemeister's onboard gym session *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, claimed he did not know what a Gym before he set foot aboard Team Vestas Wind. And then compounded his issues by saying that he thought 'Gym' was pronounced 'Gime'. Fitness freak Trae has taken on the invidious task of getting the Irish OBM up to a passable fitness level, believed to be 100 push-ups. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving at Sea *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Although they may be far from home, old traditions aren't forgotten as the US crew aboard Team Alvimedica celebrate one of the great traditions. And the non-US crew partake of their first Thanksgiving, off the coast of Madagascar. There's some of the traditional fare, adapted for the Volvo Ocean Race, and some messages and mementos from home. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The official launch of Syd Fischer’s super maxi, Ragamuffin 100, will take place next Tuesday, 2 December 2014, at Sydney City Marine Complex, Rozelle. ... [more]  

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre takes lead in Leg 2 as break point looms *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The latest position report from Volvo Ocean Race Control has given the lead in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Mapfre (Iker Martinez). She takes over the lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker), who has led from soon after the start of Leg 2, a week ago. ... [more]  

Over 270 sailors from 38 nations have enjoyed a mixed range of conditions since their arrival early on in the week. The athletes have used the time to acclimatise to their surroundings, different sea states and a variety of wind strengths. But now, the practice time is over with racing across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding fleets to kick start the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ... [more]  

VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ... [more]  

Du 27 au 30 novembre, dans la douce chaleur des Emirats Arabes Unis, la crème de la voile olympique internationale disputera à Abu Dhabi les finales de la Sailing World Cup 2014. Parmi les dix séries olympiques représentées, Franck Cammas participera pour la première fois à cet événement en Nacra 17, équipé pour l'occasion par la jeune et légère Alizée Desbordes. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: Among the ten Olympic series represented, Franck Cammas will be participating in the event for the first time aboard a Nacra 17, this time teaming up with the young, light Alizée Desbordes. Having remained in France to satisfy her professional obligations, Sophie de Turckheim will be following the performance of her favourite helm closely. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Bjorn Allansson (SWE), Briana Provancha (USA), Sofia Bekatorou (GRE), Lara Vadlau (AUT) and Anton Paz (ESP) have fully embraced the Abu Dhabi and Emirati life, grasping the opportunities available with both hands. 'There are so many welcoming and friendly people here,' explained Provancha at the opening press conference. ... [more]  

Leading sailing marine electronics manufacturer B&G has been appointed an Official Race Supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15. B&G will also be providing full electronic navigation systems, tactical software and race support to the organisers of the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race, which began on the October 4th in Alicante, Spain. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ... [more]  

Star Sailors League Finals: This Bahaman event is about much more than just sailing, however: it promises a blistering week of high emotion, passion and dazzlingly action that will deliver a unique display of sporting prowess from a slew of champions. All in an easy-to-grasp and see format that even non-sailing folk will understand perfectly. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Sweden to host World Series regatta in 2015 by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen. ... [more]  

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote bound for Grenada, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. All of the competing yachts are now safely moored in Puerto Calero Marina and last night an informal welcome drinks reception was well received with crew ... [more]  

2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ... [more]  

Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ... [more]  

Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall. Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians by Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ... [more]  

2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Most of you were probably studying at university, or even settling down into your first office job? Your worries and concerns perhaps centered around money, deadlines or plans for the evening with your friends. ... [more]  

Everyone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public. ... [more]  

As of today, Team Brunel has its own app, so that fans of Bouwe Bekking and his men can now also follow their favourite Volvo Ocean Race team on their smartphone. The app has been developed for both iOS and Android systems, and can be downloaded directly from the App Store and Google Play. ... [more]  

Phantom International is proud to announce that Billy Besson and Matthieu Vandame are joining the Phantom Sailing Team for the 2015 season. To celebrate and seal this collaboration Billy and Matthieu enjoyed a fast foiling ride with the Flying Phantom in the sea off Saint Malo – FRA. ... [more]  

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend
Monsoon Cup Terengganu – Victory for Maximilian Soh
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Inspiring the next generation in the UAE
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup – Albeau completes world title hat-trick
Volvo Ocean Race – Relaxed atmosphere on Team Brunel
Volvo Ocean Race – Ridge on the menu for Dongfeng
Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan
Route du Rhum - Andrea Mura, Vento di Sardegna gets Rhum Class second
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action
St Barth Cata Cup day 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC
2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, troisième Classe Rhum en Guadeloupe
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 - Le grand saut   
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three   
Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature   
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines   
Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ‘ecstatic’ with third place   
2014 Route du Rhum - Sir Robin finished third!   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ   
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do   
RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman   
Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS   
Andrea Mura deuxième Classe Rhum en Guadeloupe   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime'   
America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature   
2014 Route du Rhum - Hignard breaks mast   
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos   
Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean   
Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist   


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