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Footloose and fancy free - the bare facts about skiing without skis | 25/04/2012
Why Aussie boat brands should have true blue names | 16/04/2012
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When too much caring is never enough | 20/02/2012
What doesn't kill you makes you a better boatie | 03/02/2012
Boating News from the Asia Pacific and beyond | 13/12/2010
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The very latest Boating News from the Asia Pacific | 29/11/2010
Climb aboard and take a seat | 19/11/2010
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The latest Boating News from the Asia Pacific and beyond | 31/10/2010
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Boating News from the Asia Pacific | 15/10/2010
News from the Boating scene | 08/10/2010
Boating news from around the world | 02/10/2010
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Boats and Boating - the latest news from the Asia Pacific and beyond | 13/09/2010
The Late and Latest News | 05/09/2010
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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]  

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   
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   


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