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Ken Gourlay half way there...Gizo to Brisbane 'Cruise in Company'..European Yacht of the Year winners and X55 reviewed...Bullimore still held up...and more... | 01/02/2007
Who dropped my yacht?... Elan and Beneteau success...Bareboat Chartering soars...and more... | 25/01/2007
Broadwater soon not navigable?...what a response to Des Ryan's article..Legend 50 and Island Packet SP.. latest on Donna Lange | 18/01/2007
Bashing to New Zealand...playful whales sink yacht - St Lucia photo gallery...are there too many rescues?...and more | 11/01/2007
First Cyclone of the Season...14 Year-Old crosses Atlantic..Sink this Silly Race?...Charter World turns 21...and more | 04/01/2007
Sam's Cushy Life...Ocean Cruising Club's Friendly Face...Sir Peter Blake's son fulfils Dad's pledge.. and more | 29/12/2006
Watch the Hobart in style...ARC's Grand Finale...satphone saves Scotsman...and much more | 24/12/2006
Two Australian boats in the ARC, Mergui Archipelago and Seawind | 18/12/2006
Sail-World Cruising in the Altlantic Rally for Cruisers | 10/12/2006
Sail-World Cruising in the ARC Rally | 01/12/2006
Sailor on the run may be in Oz...Yachting Australia Training...Another Seawind Award...ARC News...and much more | 23/11/2006
New Island born in South Pacific - see the pics...Are you looking after your engine´s fuel?... Trio of yacht rescues... and more... | 16/11/2006
NZ Iceberg Invasion..ARC News...Big Cat Event...English Sailors Saved | 09/11/2006
Seawind Success..City Chick sailing..Truth about Snubbers | 01/11/2006
Beneteau getting cheaper, Perry yachts back in production, Bullimore coming to Hobart | 25/10/2006
What's in Your Grab Bag?..See the Duyfken..What to do to manage a marina.. and more | 18/10/2006
Ken Gourlay in Round World bid.. Sir Chay Blyth's Company in Trouble..Caribbean to be safer, and more.. | 11/10/2006
Joining a cat syndicate..yacht still missing in Philippines...Good crew work saves tall ship and more... | 04/10/2006
Sail-World heads to Madeira | 28/09/2006
Perfect boat birthday, Seawind Success, Elan Expands, Boom brake warnings | 20/09/2006
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

For the new 52 Super Series 2015 season it could be said that challenge to be fully race ready stepped up a gear when Germany's Harm Müller Spreer launched his new Vrolijk designed Platoon in Dubai. In Auckland, New Zealand sea trials are presently under way for for the new Provezza. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 - Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm were left with a bitter memory of their slog up the South Atlantic in the last Vendée Globe. To make the equator, they had to contend with northerly winds and breaking seas… However, for this third edition of the Barcelona World Race it seems that luck has been on their side. ... [more]  

A record entry of 81 yachts entered the Gill Commodore's Cup, the prelude to the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta. 30 knots of wind with breaking waves, provided testing conditions for the fleet. ... [more]  

Oman is the most successful nation in the nine-year history of the Extreme Sailing Series™ and with less than a week to go before Act 2 of the 2015 global tour in Muscat 11 – 14 March, the spotlight is inevitably on the home teams The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air. ... [more]  

Eurosaf Youth Sailing, European Championship – EUROSAF announce that the 29er Class will be open for all countries to compete. ... [more]  

Superb sailing conditions once again characterized the second day of racing at the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2015. The event, organized by longstanding partners Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Nautor's Swan and Rolex, is underway at the yacht club's Caribbean base in Virgin Gorda through Saturday 7th March and sees 21 Swan yachts participating. ... [more]  

Studio Borlenghi provide some of these stunning shots from Day 2 of 2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. ... [more]  

Il faut savoir prendre le bon côté des choses. A bord de Spirit of Hungary, Nandor Fa et Conrad Colman ont décidé de faire leur, cette philosophie de vie. Peu épargnés depuis le début de la course, les deux marins ont beau accuser un retard de 1600 sur leur plus proche concurrent, ils n’en continuent pas moins de profiter de ce tour du monde. Le vent vient à manquer? ... [more]  

After a spell last night and today during which almost all of the Barcelona World Race fleet were in light or moderate winds, in the Atlantic and the Pacific, it looks more like Transition Time is ringing for many. ... [more]  

Stuart Alexander, one of the world's leading yachting correspondents has been in New Zealand for the past few months, and provided the following perspective on Emirates Team New Zealand's latest media flogging, ahead of the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

Dongfeng crew changes: Foxall on, Rouxel off, Bidegorry is back, and Riou returns as leg 5 Onboard Reporter. What happens when you put four French sailors, two Chinese, one Swede, and an Irishman together on a carbon speed machine? Sounds like a corny joke, it isn’t… ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5,000 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish line and also crossed over their own outbound track. ... [more]  

Reflecting on his team’s performance on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright said the youngest crew in the race had sailed its best leg to date. 'It was our most complete leg so far. But like all these legs it had its ups and downs,' said the 30-year-old Enright. ... [more]  

Damian Foxall (IRL), one of the biggest names in offshore sailing, is joining Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for the forthcoming Leg 5. Caudrelier and Foxall were on the Groupama boat that won the 2011-12 edition. ... [more]  

Marine industry experts from around the world will convene next week in the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Auckland’s Viaduct Basin for the fifth High Performance Yacht Design conference. The three-day technical conference, 9-11 March, is still open for late registrations ... [more]  

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is buzzing today with race crews arriving to register for the Gill Commodore's Cup. Over 2000 sailors are expected to take part and many of them have sailed their yachts to St.Maarten from neighbouring islands. ... [more]  

With the starting gun of the 2015 Les Voiles de St. Barth due to be fired in little less than two months, the list of entries continues to flesh out ... [more]  

The competition for the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta looks promising. Especially the registrations for Laser and Laser Radial are well under way. International top sailors like Marit Bouwmeester (Laser Radial) and Bundock & Curtis (Nacra17) are up to the challenge in Medemblik from 24 - 30 May 2015. Races will start from 26 May onwards. ... [more]  

The 21 Swan yachts competing in the second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean could not have asked for a more perfect start to the event's four scheduled days of racing in Virgin Gorda. After a rip-roaring race around the island accompanied by 20 to 22 knots of breeze and some serious waves, Swan 80 Selene was the victor in Class A (18.29m and above) while Swan 53 Music led yachts in Class B ... [more]  

Studio Borlenghi provide some of these stunning shots from Day 1 of 2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. ... [more]  

It can be the most frustrating stage of non-stop round the world racing. After completing the difficult, stressful four or five weeks in the big south, there is an almost inbuilt expectation that, by comparison, after rounding Cape Horn and passing the Falklands milestong, racing up the Atlantic life should be a bowl of cherries. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - La porte étroite by Barcelona World Race Media
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat prend le large. Neutrogena et GAES Centros Auditivos bloqués par les hautes pressions. Conditions musclées à l’ouest du cap Hor ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - Sailing on board a lightning-fast racing yacht in extreme weather conditions involves risks. For example, Gerd-Jan Poortman injured his arm on the last leg, and onboard reporter Stefan Coppers sustained a slight burn. ... [more]  

Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean – A fleet of 21 Swan yachts, comprising an array of different models from seven different countries and territories will contest an eagerly anticipated week of action in the Virgin Gorda archipelago, the British Virgin Islands tomorrow, Wednesday 4 March. ... [more]  

2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show – Excellent images by Paul Wyeth ... [more]  

Competition at the second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean gets underway at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's base in Virgin Gorda, the British Virgin Islands tomorrow, Wednesday 4 March. ... [more]  

En début d’après-midi, l’équipage de Cheminées Poujoulat a recoupé sa trace par environ 28°W et peut considérer qu’il en a terminé avec sa boucle autour de l’Antarctique. Pour autant son tour du monde n’est pas achevé, puisqu’il lui faut maintenant revenir à son point de départ, Barcelone. Ce pourrait être chose faite d’ici une vingtaine de jours. ... [more]  

After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica. He talks about wanting to sail on a Kiwi boat in the next race - how this race compares with the others in which he has sailed - how small gains seem to be paying well - the vexed issue of AIS on tactics, and more ... [more]  

After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica. A product of the RNZYS Youth Program, Swete is on his second Volvo Ocean Race. He touches on the differences between the two programs, the impact that AIS is having on the racing and plenty more ... [more]  

Sail-World.com's New Zealand Editor caught up with Race Director, Jack Lloyd on the floor of the sail-loft in the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard. In this 15 minute interview, Lloyd gives his view of the progress made as a result of adopting the Volvo 65 One Design ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Image gallery - Tour of the Boatyard by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Yesterday Volvo Ocean Race threw open the barriers and let the media have an inside view of the Boatyard at the Viaduct Events Centre The area is open to the public (stay behind the safety barriers) where you can see the boats on the hard, and look inside the Events Centre which has been converted into a massive sail and rigging loft. ... [more]  

Artemis Racing took their development AC45 out on San Francisco Bay, yesterday. Videographer, John Navas was there to catch all the action on high resolution video. ... [more]  

The countdown to the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar has begun in the bay of Palma from 28th March to 4th April. With less than a month to go until the start of the event, the regatta has already around 700 teams (667) from 59 nations representing the five continents. ... [more]  

RC44 Championship - New faces and seasoned pros ready to lead
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Young South Africans selected
Barcelona World Race - A qui perd gagne
Maintain the urgency - Reinstating paralympic sailing in Tokyo 2020
Volvo Ocean Race Village: Have a look around without leaving your seat
Barcelona World Race - Easier miles at the front
2015 Hobie Mid-Winter East North America
2015 Italian Hobie MultiClass Championships announced
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel faced big challenges – Recap Leg 4
33 Garda Optimist Meeting– New technical specifications are introduced
Delivery of Phaedo3 MOD 70
Barcelona World Race - Poker Atlantique
Barcelona World Race – 60 Days at Sea– Atlantic opens up for the fleet
Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Auckland - Media Conference and more
Volvo Ocean Race: Iker Martinez returns to Mapfre as skipper
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature
Sonar Class has a new builder for Sonar
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA completes closest race in race history
Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters
Barcelona World Race - Passing the Horn
Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4   
Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 - Dongfeng arrive in Auckland   
Barcelona World Race - GAES Centros Auditivos troisième au cap Horn   
Volvo Ocean Race - MAPFRE gana la durísima etapa 4   
Volvo Ocean Race - Première victoire d’étape pour MAPFRE   
Barcelona World Race - Grand écart   
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition   
Eight minutes between Podium players as Spanish win VOR leg 4   
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - fleet arrives in Auckland and the winner is   
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - the fleet approaches Auckland   
Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 10 miles to Auckland finish   
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Third time lucky for happy Hap   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Finish - Auckland - Live Video and Updates   
Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena deuxième au cap Horn   
Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena crosses Cape Horn with 40 knots wind   
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda - 2015 calendar presented   
Barcelona World Race - Tierra del Fuego   
Barcelona World Race - At Cape Horn memories are made. and recalled   
Successful European Forum of Sailing Cities in Cadiz   


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