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Bart's Bash... Scott on fire.... skiffs crash and burn... | 20/09/2014
Bart's Bash in Asia, Sunshine in Hong Kong, Vestas win in Alicante | 16/09/2014
Does event coverage matter? | 10/09/2014
Another Worlds for Royal Hong Kong YC | 04/09/2014
Round Britain, Sail-World 2.0, Youth Olympics, Hamo | 20/08/2014
Consumption Tax in China, Around Britain at 25kts, velodromes, Vestas | 14/08/2014
A new boat show in Asia? This one's different. | 07/08/2014
Rio: sailing in a sewer? | 31/07/2014
AC unfazed, Vietnam marina development, China auction | 26/07/2014
A pernicious protocol, VO65s toe-to-toe, Oats XI's nose job, more... | 19/07/2014
Hong Kong steps up, Williams ducks, Fireballs in Thailand | 09/07/2014
Real money for UK AC challenge; what's a foil worth?; stolen to China? | 03/07/2014
Racing the Taiwan Strait, PR spin (or not), more... | 25/06/2014
America's Cup 35 Protocol: business as usual | 12/06/2014
Volvo Ocean Race - Boat designed for racing or for torment? | 04/06/2014
Sail-World Asia: wondering about Cheeki Rafiki | 28/05/2014
World-class match racing, but where were the spectators? | 21/05/2014
Sail-World Asia: MOB, seasick VOR sailors, and the Rolex China Sea Race (but not in that order) | 04/04/2014
Sail-World.com: keeping an eye on Asia | 01/04/2014
Is sailing invisible? | 05/03/2014
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA arrived into Auckland, in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, March 1, just seven hours behind the winner of the leg, Mapfre (ESP) in the closest ever race leg. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The climb back up the Atlantic is long and can be brutally hard, but usually every mile feels like it is taking you closer to the race finish. Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat might be forgiven for feeling that supposition does not fit with their moods today as they are now slanted more east than north ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 - After the triple successes of winning leg 3 to Sanya, taking the In Port trophy there, and then leading the fleet out of Sanya on leg 4 and staying in front all the way to the Philippines, a bit of a fall from the stars was inevitable perhaps. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - GAES Centros Auditivos a franchi la longitude du cap Horn (67°17’35W) à 12H32MN TU, soit 13H32, heure française. Ils ont mis 59j 00h 32mn depuis le départ de Barcelone le 31 décembre 2014. ... [more]  

MAPFRE gana la durísima etapa 4 de la Volvo Ocean Race Tras casi 21 días en el oceáno, haciendo frente a las condiciones más duras que se han visto hasta ahora en esta Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, el MAPFRE de Xabi Fernández ha cruzado la meta en Auckland en primer lugar a las 09:31:20 hora española del sábado 28 de febrero. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Volvo Ocean Race - Les Espagnols s'imposent à Auckland devant Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing et l'équipage franco-chinois Dongfeng Race Team. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Grand écart by Barcelona World Race
Barcelona World Race - Avec l’entrée de GAES Centros Auditivos en Atlantique, ils sont désormais trois à faire route vers le nord. Pendant ce temps, le reste de la flotte continue de filer vers l’est sud-est à la perpendiculaire de la route des leaders. ... [more]  

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition by Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ... [more]  

MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ... [more]  

Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ... [more]  

2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Hap Fauth's American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente's corrected time under IRC. It was third time lucky for Bella Mente as the Maxi 72 has finished second overall for the past two years. ... [more]  

Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ... [more]  

Deuxièmes de la Barcelona World Race, Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz ont doublé le cap Horn ce matin à 2h12 TU (3h12 TU+1 à Paris) après 58j 14h et 12mn depuis leur départ de Barcelone, le 31 décembre 2014. A bord de Neutrogena, l’équipage a franchi le Horn par 40 nœuds de vent et une mer formée. C’est la septième fois que Guillermo Altadill franchit le Horn, la deuxième pour José Muñoz. ... [more]  

Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ... [more]  

With the start of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's sailing season just a few short days away, the Club's busy 2015 calendar was presented to journalists and sponsors at a press conference in Milan's Four Seasons hotel. An impressive list of regattas scheduled to take place from March to November is set to have owners, yachtsmen and some of the world's most impressive vessels ... [more]  

Même si ce ne sera pas une première pour José Muñoz, le coéquipier chilien de Guillermo Altadill, le passage du cap Horn risque d’être émouvant à plus d’un titre. D’une part, parce que le Horn fait partie intégrante de l’identité chilienne, mais aussi parce que José ne pourra manquer d’honorer la mémoire de son pote et mentor Felipe Cubillos aux côtés de qui il a participé au tour du monde ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ... [more]  

15 countries and 31 delegates from all over Europe gathered in Cadiz, Spain for the first ever focused seminar among sailing cities and organizers arranged by European Sailing Federation. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is due into Auckland, New Zealand imminently following a gruelling 5,264 nautical mile race from Sanya, China. However, this is not the only race that has been taking place, GAC Pindar has been battling against the clock to ensure that the Auckland race village was ready ahead of the opening on the 27th February. ... [more]  

For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Open and Junior Europeans in Split, Croatia, is now live, with online entry open. The last time the Finns had an event there the wind did not cooperate and the fleet ended up sailing some races as the sun set. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Ian Walker’s crew on Azzam is almost leveled with the northern tip of New Zealand, and has managed to keep a small amount of separation from the Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE, all separated by 3-5 nautical miles north to south and within 10nm east to west. Now its time for the reverse Coastal race. ... [more]  

Following on from the launch of ‘RS Aerocup - Barcelona Edition’, where 16 charter boats will be made available to International entrants outside the UK, RS Sailing have made a further exciting commitment. They will generously also make those 16 charter boats available two months earlier, for the inaugural UK Nationals, to enable International visitors to compete. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Enrichissez-vous! Si Guizot avait été navigateur, nul doute qu’il aurait admiré le parcours de Bernard Stamm et Jean le Cam. Petit à petit, les adversaires de Cheminées Poujoulat abandonnent chaque jour quelques milles au leader qui voit son matelas grossir au fur et à mesure que la distance vers l’arrivée diminue. ... [more]  

If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]  

The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – No sleep until Auckland
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team skipper's 41st birthday today
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature
AC45 Turbo Training - Oracle Team USA images by pressure-drop + Video
RS Aerocup first edition to be held in Barcelona
America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race – The race tightens as New Zealand looms
Safran Sailing Team announces unveiling of new colours
Barcelona World Race - L'appel du nord
Barcelona World Race - Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn
America's Cup: Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ
Franck Cammas and Groupama announce ambitious sailing season
Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi and Dongfeng locked into intense battle
Laser World Championship – Over 2000 sailors to race in Kingston
Volvo Ocean Race: Barkow and Lush - from the Olympics to the Volvo *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Its anyone's race - Leg 4 to Auckland
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat en approche du cap Horn
Barcelona World Race - A time for extra care and caution
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Phaedo3 breaks record
Barcelona World Race-Cheminées Poujoulat a doublé légendaire cap Horn
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat pass Cape Horn   
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Records predicted to tumble + Video   
2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - NOR released   
Barcelona World Race - Passage du Cap Horn par Cheminées Poujoulat   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 23 show   
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home   
Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride   
Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on   
Barcelona World Race - Chassés croisés   
Croatia First Regatta - Entries close in two weeks   
America's Cup: Spooner fails in attempt to have Oracle AC45 arrested   
Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur resume, Spirit of Hungary stuck   
Volvo Ocean Race – Smiles vanished from faces of Team Brunel   
2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World – Emerging Nations Programme announced   
Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop   
Renault Captur de retour en mer, Spirit of Hungary se déroute   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 7   
Volvo Ocean Race – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday   
EFG Sailing Arabia – Sidney Gavignet’s EFG Bank extends overall lead   


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