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Winter sailing adventures, new seasick cure and more... | 07/11/2013
Fast pace of sailing technology changing the world as we know it | 31/10/2013
Adventure, dangers, threats and an incredible amount of joy | 23/10/2013
Ghost ship sighting, British sailor prosecuted, clever autopilot, more | 17/10/2013
Come sail over the horizon...engineless, junk-rigged and happy...more | 10/10/2013
Rallies galore, Capt. Calamity returns, the Winner 9.00, more... | 03/10/2013
Tall ships Regatta, Northwest Passage update, dramatic rescues, more.. | 26/09/2013
Sailing adventures galore, practical advice and new products | 19/09/2013
World and Local Cruising News | 13/09/2013
Northwest Passage Yachts trapped, zaniest yacht club, dinghy cruising | 05/09/2013
Rally to the sun...beware of 'Sandy' boats...rig your own boat...more | 29/08/2013
North West Passage woes...hope for Nina?...cruising economically | 22/08/2013
Adventures,misadventures,ICE, invasive sealife, Jimmy Cornell seminars | 16/08/2013
Adventures,misadventures,ICE, invasive sealife, Jimmy Cornell seminars | 15/08/2013
Adventures,misadventures,ICE, invasive sealife, Jimmy Cornell seminars | 15/08/2013
Unhappy endings...heroism rewarded...seamanship secrets...more | 08/08/2013
PLB rescue success...tall ship lost...86 yachts for Indonesia...more | 01/08/2013
Carbon monoxide warning...sailing rockets in popularity...weather helm | 25/07/2013
Sailing with pigs..circumnavigating the North Pole..HMS Bounty Award | 18/07/2013
Triumph to tragedy, duffers to dreams... all in Sail-World Cruising | 11/07/2013
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

40 year old Charles Caudrelier the skipper of race leader Dongfeng was a major figure of the winning French team Groupama in 2011-12 . With the Dongfeng team now approaching Sanya, almost unstoppable, its worthwhile hearing from Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad who is hugely pleased with the current on water situation. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race. The northerly drag race continues, with the stable light wind forecast to drop slightly. The boats have all remained in position, if anything cementing their places with gaps between them increasing slightly through the night. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - After what can only be described as a frustrating few days of wind and current conditions in the Malacca Strait, the shipping lanes we had to pass were a bit more entertaining as it was upwind which meant some tacking. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Sailing in a straight line was never supposed to be as tense as this. We’ve been pointing at Sanya for almost a day now and fortunately, Alvimedica, MAPFRE, and Brunel far enough back to not be in AIS range anymore. The problem is they’re not in AIS range anymore. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Live video feed by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Tune in here to see the finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race in Sanya. Will sailing history be made? Can Dongfeng become the first Chinese flagged yacht to win a Leg in a Round the World Race? ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Bigger than ever in 2015, with an atmosphere crackling with adrenaline, the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, was ground zero on Sunday as competitors from 63 countries made their final preparations. ... [more]  

The Chinese entry Dong looks set to create sailing sailing history when she finishes first on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Sanya in two days time. Includes video Currently Dongfeng is 250 nm to the finish line in Sanya and the chasing pack with ADOR ahead in second place 55+ nm behind the Chinese team. ... [more]  

The first of the iconic Great Capes has been passed in the Barcelona World Race with Cheminées Poujoulat rounding the Cape of Good Hope earlier this morning. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed 20°E around 400 miles south of Cape Agulhas – the southernmost tip of Africa – at 0935am (UTC) today and have begun the Indian Ocean leg of their race around Antarctica. ... [more]  

The Classic 18fters were racing again on Saturday on Sydney harbour. Michael Chittenden caught the action from a shore vantage point. ... [more]  

When race leader Dongfeng rounded Singapore 60+ nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack, it looked like the final 1200 miles of Leg three would be a procession but over the last day, the Volvo Ocean race leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya China appears to have tightened incredibly. ... [more]  

Today, 23 January, will forever remain in the memories of those taking part in the Panerai Transat Classique with six contenders for a place on the podium crossing the finishing line in Fort-de-France Bay in the space of thirteen hours. What a day it’s been! ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The first of the Great Capes is fast-approaching, with the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race expected to pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa tomorrow. As they pass 20°E, the Atlantic Ocean will deliver its verdict – did Cheminées Poujoulat’s east-bound track or Neutrogena’s southerly gamble pay off? ... [more]  

Nacra 17 - A major season by Groupama Sailing Team
For the past two years, Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim have been involved in preparations for the Rio Games 2016 in the Nacra 17, the new Olympic catamaran for mixed doubles. Putting up a very solid performance in the first season with victory at the Semaine Olympique in La Rochelle then a second season dominated by the other French pairing Besson - Riou ... [more]  

Les petits messages des équipages engagés dans cette édition 2015 de la Barcelona World Race ne laissent aucun doute. Les Quarantièmes Rugissants vont être fidèles à leur réputation. D’ores et déjà quatre bateaux Cheminées Poujoulat, Neutrogena, GAES Centros Auditivos et Renault Captur ont pu avoir un avant-goût de leur prochain mois de navigation jusqu’à la porte de sortie des mers du Sud ... [more]  

The world is watching. Can Dongfeng Race Team hold onto their 57 nautical miles lead to China for what will essentially be the ultimate home victory? Or will another team get desperate and make a bold decision that could cost Dongfeng their win? ... [more]  

On savait Guillermo Altadill accrocheur. Avec son compère José Muñoz, le skipper de Neutrogena rappelle qu’il faudra compter sur lui. Depuis la nuit dernière, les deux hommes ont enclenché la surmultipliée et ont repris près de 80 milles au leader, Cheminées Poujoulat. ... [more]  

Most of the marque classes at Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 came down to the last day of the regatta, which delivered the toughest conditions of the week. Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on Friday, forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Sport met science today on the Barcelona World Race when the pairs of skippers took the first opportunity to deploy their data monitoring Argo beacon which was given to them in Bareclona prior to the start. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Hands like coal shovels by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
Volvo Ocean Race - A team is as strong as its weakest link. Fortunately, Jens Dolmer is the key shackle in the yellow Brunel chain. Some say he fights bears with his bare hands; all we know is that this sailor is a real tower of strength. He tosses around a bag weighing 25 kilos as if it’s his daughter’s school satchel. But there’s a lot more to this tall Dane than just brute force. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - With a solid 17-20 knots from the north east, reducing the possibility of a distance sapping park up, the likehood of the Leg three leader the Chinese boat Dongfeng getting the gun in Sanya just 640 nautical miles ahead continues to strengthen. ... [more]  

The 2015 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship set to be held in Swinoujscie, Poland from 15 – 19 September 2015 Notice of Race has been released. ... [more]  

Panerai Transat Classique - A long night! by Panerai Transat Classique 2015
Panerai Transat Classique - It was a long night. Amazon maintained the suspense right up to the last moment, revising her ETA by an hour... every hour! But above all it was a long night for those aboard because when she finally crossed the finishing line of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 it was 05:45:56 Martinique time. ... [more]  

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On 2nd January 2015, Team Vestas Wind announced that skipper Chris Nicholson had been tasked to review the team during the month of January. The objective is to ensure the right team for the come back to the race, which is now, for this team, of a different nature than the scheduled original route from Alicante to Gothenburg. ... [more]  

Beau Outteridge has compiled a video of highlights and interviews from the 2015 McDougall + McConanghy Moth Worlds completed recently in Sorrento, Melbourne ... [more]  

Former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell has issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Children’s heart health continues to benefit from Team Alvimedica’s online auction now underway for two unique experiences during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover here. The Chinese Agape Foundation Inc. will be the recipient of funds raised for these unique team experiences in Sanya, the next stopover port of the global ocean race. ... [more]  

Superyacht Cup Palma - Since opening registration at the beginning of January, fourteen yachts have already put their names down to attend, including returning participants and new visitors. The last edition attracted 26 entries, the largest superyacht racing fleet in the Mediterranean during 2015. ... [more]  

A unique youth development initiative to find eight young South Africans to build their teamworking and leadership skills by participating in the world’s longest ocean challenge, the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has revealed a shortlist of 30 candidates from across the country. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Dongfeng Race Team: All hands on deck as Chinese crew suffer damage to their boat as the tack line of an important sail (J1) broke suddenly sending the 132 m² sail shooting up the forestay in a matter of seconds. The team have managed to set up a temporary replacement but the reality is, this is a rude awakening of how far away the finish line is. ... [more]  

The city of Cagliari , Sardinia - Italy, will inaugurate the 2015 – 2016 America's Cup World Series, the regattas preliminary to the 35th America's Cup. The event will take place in the Gulf surrounding the island's capital from June 4 to 7, 2015. ... [more]  

Bay of Islands photographer, Steve Western was on hand to catch the action on the on the first Day (and with a couple from Day 2) of racing at the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week. The two events are being conducted in the picturesque Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ. Five superyachts are competing along with round the world race winner Steinlager 2. ... [more]  

Sailing in light winds of under 10kts, five superyachts enjoyed the first day's racing at the Millennium Cup sailed in the Bay of Islands, in Northland, New Zealand. Five superyachts are competing Silencio, Silvertip, Bliss, Janice of Wyoming and Sassafras. Three of these designed by Ed duBois, who is attending the regatta. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away
Barcelona World Race - 'Haves' and 'Have Nots'
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Team Brunel on the Malacca motorway
Barcelona World Race - Leader à toute vapeur
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Jack Bouttell onboard Dongfeng
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Game time!
Barcelona World Race - En zona de rècords
Croatia First Regatta - Brand new limited entry one design event
Boot 2015 – Worlds largest boat show shows optimism
Düsseldorf Boat Show - Land Rover Above and Beyond Award
Extreme Sailing Series - Fresh new line up on Oman Air
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 – Ninth year ready to rock!
2015 Panerai Transat Classique - Altair, first arrived in Martinique
America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda
Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015
VOR - I dreamt that Alvimedica overtook us and woke up crying
Barcelona World Race - Leaders enter the fastest section of the course
Martinique Surf Pro - Must attend event in the world surfing circuit
Barcelona World Race - Autant en emporte le vent
La Barcelona World Race s'endinsa en els quaranta rugents
Extreme Sailing Series™ - SAP Extreme Sailing Team set to compete   
SAP Extreme Sailing Team - Klar til Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015   
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview   
RORC Caribbean 600 proving irresistible   
18ft Skiffs: Images from NSW Championships - Race 2   
Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!!   
2015 Panerai Transat Classique - Day 13 - First boat arrives tomorrow   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video   
World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration   
Kieler Woche 2015 promotes Olympic sailing competitions   
Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Kiteboarding and Dragons return   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview   
Barcelona World Race - El Neutrogena es desmarca   
Volvo Ocean Race - Malaccan Strait lottery for Donfeng Race Team?   
Barcelona World Race - The South is looming.   
Barcelona World Race - Casse-têtes et jeux de patience   
Gazprom Swan 60 2015 circuit announced   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January   
GC32 Racing Tour - Kiel announced as German stopover   
Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo   


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