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Deja Vu in the Pacific = World Cruising Magazine | 24/06/2007
Marooned in a dinghy - a cruising nightmare | 17/06/2007
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Treasure and Pirates in Sail-World Cruising News | 20/05/2007
Bullimore abort... the World's Cheapest Watermaker.. Knox-Johnstone home free..much more | 14/05/2007
Circumnavigators' updates, Container ships and the cruising sailor... ARC 2007 almost full.. and much more | 07/05/2007
Cruising the World | 30/04/2007
Ouzo Report and Response...Earthrace in Hawaii...Environment consciousness and sailing...another yacht/ship collision...and more | 19/04/2007
Danes vote for the RS Feva family sailing boat.. largest ever wooden boat... Who is Amver?... Blackwattle transits the Canal and more... | 12/04/2007
Is Tony Bullimore crazy?...Security Solutions for the Cruising Sailor...America's Cup Shock Stop... and lots more | 05/04/2007
Do you have a Cruisers' Net?...Fastfind PLB saves sailors...Why are masts snapping in Hawaii... your feedback needed..and more | 28/03/2007
Cruise crime increasing...Bugs on boats-the 7 Rules...Earthrace news...Meeting the Kuna Indians...and more | 22/03/2007
Sail-World - Cruising Columbia and on to Panama | 16/03/2007
Top boat names... holiday sailors save shipwreck victims...Gipsy Moth IV incident...and more | 10/03/2007
Sail-World's World Cruising Magazine - Men overboard and more | 06/03/2007
Egypt's first Boatshow, Floating VHF Radio, water in fuel solution, unique fuel smart catamaran, new hydrofoil sailing design | 22/02/2007
Sail-World World Cruising News | 15/02/2007
The Latest Cruising News | 08/02/2007
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet turns to avoid Ice and heads for Cape Town *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The lead boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have all turned and are heading for the finish line in Cape Town which is about four days 10hrs distant as of the 1840hrs UTC sked on October 31. The lead four boats , Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas and Dongfeng are all covered by a very small distance indeed, ... [more]  

Day two at the European Freestyle Expression unfortunately didn’t see any wind, but a day packed with alternative programs for the riders and the spectators. After the skippers meeting at 10.00 in the morning a training session with the coach of Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic) was been organised. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean race On Board Reporters update from the Southern Ocean on Leg 1, Day 19: Like flipping a light switch. Off to on in so much as an instant, the anticipated westerlies of the South Atlantic have finally arrived—28 knots now—and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly life onboard can change. ... [more]  

This tenth edition of the legendary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe starts on Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 1400hrs CET (1300hrs UTC) off the Pointe Grouin. There are 91 solo skippers racing in five classes. There are 24 trimarans, one catamaran and 66 monohulls. ... [more]  

Dimanche 2 Novembre à 14h, la flotte des 91 bateaux de la 10e édition de la Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe franchira la ligne de départ au large de la pointe du Grouin. ... [more]  

With just 48 hours days to go until the start of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, it only takes a few minutes with Yann Guichard to see the extent of his determination. The incredible attention to detail in the preparations by Spindrift 2 speaks volumes about the work accomplished by the team since the single-handed race was inserted into Spindrift racing’s programme almost a year ago. ... [more]  

Loïck Peyron participait en 2002 à sa dernière course transatlantique en solitaire et en multicoque. Le skipper du Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII a depuis, brillé sur tous les supports possibles et imaginables, sans toutefois jamais renouer avec le périlleux exercice de virtuose en équilibre solitaire sur les géants à trois coques. ... [more]  

At 31 years of age, François Gabart is amongst some of the greatest champions in solo offshore racing. Current IMOCA World Champion, this skipper sailed before he knew how to walk. 'As an infant, I was already on board a cruising boat, going on adventures and voyages. ... [more]  

The scene is set! With some 48 hours until the start of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the weather forecasts are becoming more refined and the general outline of what is to come is gradually taking shape for this 10th edition. And whilst the summer doesn’t seem to want to leave us at the moment, the Route du Rhum is sure to have an autumnal feel. ... [more]  

The final leg of the 29er Eurocup is under way at Riva del Garda and for Fraglia Vela Riva it is the final regatta in what has been a highly intense 2014. So far Lake Garda, Trentino has offered up two beautiful days providing just the right winds for the 84 crews from 12 European nations. ... [more]  

Le décor est planté! A 48 heures du départ de la Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, les prévisions météorologiques s'affinent et le visage des grandes tendances de cette 10e édition se dessine. Tandis que l'été ne semblait plus vouloir quitter nos côtes ces derniers jours, c'est bien l'automne que la flotte de la Route du Rhum va devoir négocier. ... [more]  

Nandor Fa and Marcell Goszleth are the first Hungarian duo to take part in this renowned double handed non-stop sprint around the world. The Barcelona World Race will be the very first real race for Spirit of Hungary, which has been designed and partly built? by Nandor Fa himself. ... [more]  

Stefan Coppers reports on day 20 at sea for Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Team Brunel we have a so-called 'day-bag'. Every day, we stow all the food for the day in this big, white, sailcloth bag. This enables us to get an organised view of what has been set aside for that day. ... [more]  

Yann Riou reports on the progress of Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race as they head for the Roaring Forties. This morning we saw our first albatross. Surprising, because we were only at 32 degrees south. We wondered what it was doing there… Holiday up north? We didn’t see any others. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 20 for the crew. Wow; A bit of a monumental day—both literally and figuratively. Three weeks ago it was the eve of the start my friends took me for one last ice cream and I couldn’t figure out if I was nervous or not nervous. ... [more]  

Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, is carrying out final preparations on his yacht Grey power ahead of his return to competitive solo racing in Sunday’s Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe race start. The oldest competitor in the French solo Transatlantic race has had a busy week on board his Open 60 yacht in Saint Malo, Brittany. ... [more]  

El Mundial Optimist 2014, disputado en Argentina echa el cierre y lo hace con una nota muy alta para el equipo español, destacando a nivel individual el título de campeona del Mundo Femenino logrado por la balear Aina Colom, del Club Náutico S'Arenal, mientras que en lo colectivo la más que merecida medalla de bronce en el Mundial por Equipos. ... [more]  

The temperature is rising in St Malo – and not just ashore where temperatures in the Route du Rhum village are balmy – but amongst the competitors who are on the final approach to the start line of one of France’s most epic sailing competitions. ... [more]  

Talent, passion, ability, success. All qualities that spring to mind with regard to Luke Patience, the 28 year old 470 Class silver medallist from London 2012. SSL is delighted to announce that Luke has now accepted the Star Sailors League invitation to participate in our 2014 Finals, becoming the second UK special guest star, alongside newly-crowned Finn World Champion Giles Scott. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Like in the old English tale of Robin Hood, it’s a case of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. That is what we have been seeing over the last few days. More wind just behind the leaders has allowed the middle, poorer pack to catch the rich leaders. ... [more]  

On the penultimate day of the Marmaris International Race Week’s 25th Anniversary, the crews were eager to get out on the water, owing to a lay day yesterday due to the lack of wind. Some of the crews were fully focused on the racing to improve their standings whilst others simply wanted to enjoy a day of sailing in the stunning Marmaris Gulf. ... [more]  

The International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual general meeting next Tuesday (Nov 4) is likely to debate measures put forward by the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA) that would effectively outlaw ram-air kites from the beginning of next year. ... [more]  

Today was the top performance day of the 2014 Chris Benz Lüderitz World Record Chase with 50+Knots performances recorded, as well as many PBs and four country records falling. Strong 25-35 knot winds were forecast for today and this proved true, however, the angle of the wind only allowed for optimal performances towards the end of the day’s racing. ... [more]  

Avant de larguer les amarres, Josse, Gavignet, Coville, Riou, Gabart jetteront un dernier coup d’œil au classement de la Volvo Ocean Race. Ces accrocs aux tours du monde suivent avec attention les routes des sept bateaux engagés. Après 19 jours de course, la flotte de la Volvo Ocean Race est toujours aux prises avec l’anticyclone de Sainte-Hélène. ... [more]  

19 días tras la salida, los barcos en cabeza de la Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi y Brunel, con Chuny Bermúdez y Pablo Arrarte a bordo respectivamente, navegan a dos millas de distancia, algo inaudito en la historia de la regata. MAPFRE se recupera de los sustos de las últimas horas, y se espera que el fin de semana lleguen a los 40 rugientes, donde se prevén vientos de 30 nudos y olas de 4 metros. ... [more]  

A cada atualização, uma surpresa. Quatro barcos disputam quilômetro a quilômetro a liderança da primeira etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, entre Alicante, na Espanha, e a Cidade do Cabo, na África do Sul. Com a aproximação ao destino final, Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel, Team Vestas Wind e Dongfeng confiam em suas estratégias para cruzar a linha de chegada em primeiro. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ... [more]  

For the third time in a row, an EFPT stage is being hosted on the shores of Six Fours les Plages. For the second time now it will be the place where the European champion will be crowned. This year there has been a notable recognition amongst the crew and the riders about how much the event has been growing year by year. ... [more]  

Bien sûr, il y aura un vainqueur au scratch et selon toute probabilité, il s’agira d’un des huit multicoques géants de la classe Ultime. Mais il y a aussi une timbale à décrocher dans les quatre autres catégories. Revue des forces en présence à trois jours du départ. ... [more]  

Line honours will go to one of the eight giant Ultimes but there are also victories to be gained in each of the four other classes. Here is a quick evaluation of the favourites at three days before La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

The Route du Rhum is a legendary race, which Sébastien Josse and the Gitana Team had no intention of following on their computer screens just because they didn’t have the winning steed. Indeed, measuring some 21 metres in length with a maximum sail area of 400m2, the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild is the ‘Tom Thumb’ of the XXL fleet. ... [more]  

On Wednesday 29 October in Saint Malo (France), the nine IMOCA skippers preparing to battle out the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe met with the media, not only to report on the race but also to put into perspective the future of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship class and its forthcoming big dates, the Barcelona World Race and the future race calendar. ... [more]  

La Route du Rhum est une course de légende que Sébastien Josse et le Gitana Team n'envisageaient pas un instant suivre derrière leur ordinateur uniquement parce qu'ils ne disposaient pas de la monture pour gagner. En effet, avec ses 21 mètres de long et ses 400 m2 de voilure maximum, le Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild fait figure de petit poucet face à ses concurrents XXL. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - El 'Mapfre', preparado para las borrascas sur
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng fourth in the fleet
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA coach Brad Jackson's thoughts on Leg 1
La tormenta deja a la flota Optimist sin poder navegar
Star Sailors League Finals - Win a trip to the Bahamas and watch live
St Barth Cata Cup - Countdown to the 7th edition
Volvo Ocean Race - Day 19 on board Team Brunel
Marmaris International Race Week 2014 - Day three + Video
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 30
KTA Kiteboard Open & Green Tourism Festival Taiwan - A great success
2014 Kona World Championship - About to kick-off
Genoa International Boat Show 2014 ‘in recovery’
29er Eurocup kicks off on Thursday at Riva del Garda
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature
Severne Starboard Aloha Classic officially open
Le tour du Rhum en cinq flottes
Masters of the Seas - A portrait of Vincent Riou + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Iker Martínez: Lo importante ahora es llegar al sur
Volvo Ocean Race - Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman voices sailing ambition
Volvo Ocean Race - A game of risk for Dongfeng Race Team
Volvo Ocean Race - ADOR ahead at halfway stage of Leg 1   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA fighting and determined   
International Paralympic Committee publishes 2015 Anti-Doping Code   
Luján, el mejor español en la cuarta jornada del mundial de Argentina   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Sailing legend seeks French entry   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Ice gates and getting south   
International skippers from eight nations take on La Route du Rhum   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: Oct. 29, 0630 UTC   
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Strong winds for the second stage   
Marmaris International Race Week 2014 - Day two   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel snatch lead for now   
Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Ataque holandês na costa brasileira   
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   


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