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The Atlantic in a 87 days, marinas honoured, sweet holiday sailing... | 17/04/2014
Dekker honoured, Affordable Boat Act, sea mysteries, Arctic adventure | 03/04/2014
Southport Club a winner,charm of boat children, watch OTHERS' mistakes | 27/03/2014
News from the world of the cruising sailor | 21/03/2014
Cats hailed, sailing adventures - planned, achieved, foiled | 13/03/2014
Cruising sailor attack, solar fabric for yachts, Kawau to close | 07/03/2014
Sail Expo, Jimmy Cornell's new venture, projects want sailors' help | 27/02/2014
2,650nm with no keel, Aussies sail icy latitudes, Kiwi sailors protest | 13/02/2014
16 months drifting, cruising awards, sailing and swimming as bedmates | 06/02/2014
New technology, new promotions, new innovations, even new islands... | 30/01/2014
Cruising sailor murder, beached whales, out-of-control lighthouse.. | 23/01/2014
Win for Brisbane cruising sailors, Fremantle welcome, dinghy exploring | 17/01/2014
Solo sailor hurt, dumbest dishonest sailor ever, Musto award, more... | 10/01/2014
Buying your ideal boat, cooking at sea, Early Warning Squall Detector | 02/01/2014
Ozzies and Kiwi honoured, amazing whale pics, cruising seminars | 26/12/2013
Here's wishing you a peaceful and happy festive season | 19/12/2013
News from the world of the cruising sailor | 12/12/2013
Drugs on sailboats, 76-year-old on non-stop journey, removing the mast | 05/12/2013
Sat search and rescue,yachts challenge oil drillers, Chalong Bay stars | 28/11/2013
Nominate that special sailor...rallies, rallies and rogue waves | 21/11/2013
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Situation paradoxale: au pointage de 14h TU, Cheminées Poujoulat était le plus lent de toute la flotte de la Barcelona World Race. Et pourtant, le leader de la course n’a peut-être jamais été en situation aussi favorable qu’aujourd’hui. En train d’achever le contournement d’une bulle anticyclonique, Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam devraient rapidement récupérer des vents de sud-est sur la bordure est ... [more]  

Top international photographer, Chris Cameron is working out of the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Auckland. ... [more]  

Hobie Mid-Winter East - Ocean Springs Yacht Club April 10-12 2015. The regatta is open to all Hobie Cat classes ... [more]  

Choosing the northern route turned out to be a brilliant tactical decision. But not all decisions went so well. Because of one wrong gybe and changed weather patterns, Team Brunel lost its lead in less than a day. With only the Volvo Ocean Race tracker as a guide, it’s difficult for fans to understand how the Dutch team lost more than 80 nautical miles. Skipper Bouwe Bekking looks explains ... [more]  

33 Garda Optimist Meeting – This event, organised by the historic Fraglia Vela Riva, is already a Guinness World record for being the largest regatta of a single class in the world and for many youngsters it is a dream come true to take part in it in the days running up to Easter, (2nd - 5th April). ... [more]  

Sitting here in Antigua airport waiting for my flight back to London, life is good having just blasted across the Atlantic in just under nine and a half days on board the new Phaedo3 MOD 70, one of the fastest sailing boats 'in the world'... ... [more]  

A bord de Cheminées Poujoulat, Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam ont repris leur marche en avant. Les deux leaders affichent de nouveau de belles vitesses et devraient d’ici peu commencer à remettre du nord dans leur route. Mais surtout, ils ont réussi jusqu’ici à se dégager des hautes pressions qui s’installent sur l’Atlantique Sud depuis les côtes argentines. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ... [more]  

Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ... [more]  

At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ... [more]  

The International Sonar Class is pleased to announce that Shumway Marine, with the cooperation of designer Bruce Kirby has made arrangements to have the Sonar built by Rondar Race Boats in the U.K., with plans eventually to have the boat built on both sides of the ocean. The American Rondar facility is in Peabody, MA. Rondar, expects to launch its first Sonar in April. ... [more]  

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]  

Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ... [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 - At Cape Horn memories are made. and recalled
Successful European Forum of Sailing Cities in Cadiz
Volvo Ocean Race - GAC Pindar battles against the clock
Finn World Masters Championships 2015 - Pre registration open
Registration for the 2015 Finn European Championship is live!
Volvo Ocean Race – Nip and tuck racing ahead to the finish in Auckland
RS Aero UK National Championships and International Open 2015 preview
Barcelona World Race - Nord-express et train-train Pacifique
Barcelona World Race - Pedestrian Pacific, Atlantic highway to home
America's Cup: Artemis Racing lines up against Oracle Team USA - Video
High Performance Yacht Design conference during Volvo OR stopover
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature
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   


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