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Artemis Racing AC tragedy in SF—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 05/10/2013
RC44s, Extreme 40s and Cup debate—Sailing news from U.S. and beyond | 05/06/2013
OD news and an offshore drama—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/30/2013
Oracle's new AC72 and OD news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/26/2013
Oracle’s new AC ride and OD news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/24/2013
Passages and sweet race weeks—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/22/2013
ACWS, Congo Cup and OD news —Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/18/2013
Extreme cats, large and small—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/15/2013
Extreme cats, large and small—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/15/2013
Torches and AC45-foiling Swedes—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/12/2013
VOR, AC and Vendee updates—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/10/2013
Head fakes, foils and OD action—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/05/2013
AMA delivery and BVI and OD news—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 04/02/2013
Artemis finally foil bound—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/25/2013
Artemis finally foil bound—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/25/2013
Artemis finally foil bound—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/25/2013
Cold, wet and nasty in the PNW—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/22/2013
AC72 speed and a Farr 40 report—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/20/2013
Winging an AC72 and island fun—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/18/2013
AC strait dope and a VOR update—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 03/15/2013
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 8 plus Videos *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video. Catch a birthday at sea on board Team Brunel, and unravel the fishing net with Team SCA Hear and see how the crews coped with the front that came through in the nigh ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng consolidates lead on Day 8 *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
After cutting between the Cape Verde islands, separating from the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, Chinese entry, Dongfeng gained an initial significant lead, which they are in the process of consolidating. One routing option for the then race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, gave the team the option of cutting inside the island group, they are close to the optimum course for Fernando off Brazil ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - If only it were that easy. Amazingly we did manage to replace the rudder and regain first position amongst the fleet however just hours afterwards, navigator Pascal Bidégorry was faced with an important strategic decision. ... [more]  

Ian Moore, navigator on Cookson 50, Mascalzone Latino, is no stranger to the Rolex Middle Sea Race, this is his fourth and Ian was part of the winning crew on Bryon Ehrhart's TP52, Lucky in 2010. Ian describes the tactical nuances of the first night at sea. ... [more]  

Top videographer and photographer, John Navas, was on the water for the final day of the Farr 40 Worlds being sailed on San Francisco. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - 'La tension monte d’un cran'. ... [more]  

The brilliant conditions of last week’s opening race of the season were duplicated today when the Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy race was sailed in a 20–knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour. Current JJ Giltinan champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage showed why they are the world’s best team. ... [more]  

34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014 - Second race day by Kès des Elèves/Student Yachting World Cup
34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014 - The weather was still incredible, especially for this time of the year. The English team made a really good job as they won every race of the day: they are clearly the great favourites of the edition! Two OCS were registered for each of the windward-leeward races: the competition is really firm and the crews try to spare any single second. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet has finally left the West African Coast. They are now in the trade winds, making the westerly course across the Atlantic Ocean to FernandoThey will find the Cape Verde Islands in the way and that will cause some issues of navigation. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - 'It has been a long time coming. I entered the class seven years ago and this is the seventh world championship I’ve participated in,' said a delighted Roepers. 'To win it finally is a dream come true. It feels incredible, I couldn't be happier. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - It was a light wind, big wave finish at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the medallists were decided across the six fleets competing on the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Al's Ocean Cafe by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin - (from Ireland, where else?) gives a quick tour of his below decks domain aboard Team Vestas Wind. As On Board Reporter, he gets to run the cafe aboard the Swedish flagged round the world racer. You don't need to have a sense of humour to sail aboard, but it certainly helps. ... [more]  

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has announced that the Argo Group Gold Cup is still set to sail, albeit on a compressed schedule, starting Wednesday, October 22. Using the one-day-delay plan announced last Wednesday, the Argo Group Gold Cup will be compressed to five days of racing and organizers will take advantage of the fine weather expected after Gonzalo. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng regains lead after incident packed Day 7 *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Chinese flagged entry, Dongfeng Race Team has regained the lead at the end of Day 7 in the Volvo Ocean Race. Course routing from Predictwind shows that the race leader is just five days away from the turning point of Fernanado, Brazil. Includes latest 'Inside Track' video ... [more]  

Uncut video of Dongfeng Race Team replacing their rudder at night, after collision with an underwater object while leading Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. What makes the change even more remarkable was that it was undertaken at night. ... [more]  

Photographers Carlo Borlenghi and Luca Butto were on site to capture these images during the first edition of the Venice Hospitality Challenge. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Se cumplen siete días de competición del 'Mapfre' en su camino a Ciudad del Cabo (Sudáfrica). El barco español se encuentra próximo al archipiélago de Cabo Verde, subiendo hasta el cuarto puesto de la flota en las últimas 24 horas de regatta. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica bounces back by Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Seven onboard Team Alvimedica. There’s nothing like filling the void of a difficult day with some trade wind sailing. Yesterday was a tough one: we came out on the losing end of quite a few gambles and fell far off the lead pack, but the boys have bounced back well and the mood on deck in these near-perfect conditions has returned to one of humor and laughs. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Seven onboard Team SCA. There's an age old saying: expect the unexpected. It pretty much sums up offshore sailing. However, there is also a degree of dealing with the expected. And there is a slight dance to be had-- to not be too shocked by either spectrum of a situation, and to handle all events with grace and control. ... [more]  

Thousands of spectators lined the Valletta Waterfront to witness the start of the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race. 122 yachts started the race, a new record for the Mediterranean classic offshore race. Under blue skies and brilliant sunshine, the international fleet of yachts from 24 different countries set off on the 608 nautical mile race. ... [more]  

A noite deste sábado (18) não foi nada boa para os chineses do Dongfeng Race Team no Oceano Atlântico. O barco, que liderava a primeira etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, ficou quase uma hora parado após bater em um objeto não identificado, resultando na quebra do leme. O violento impacto assustou a tripulação, que foi obrigada a adotar soluções rápidas para voltar a navegar rumo a Cidade do Cabo. ... [more]  

It was a light wind, big wave finish at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the medallists were decided across the six fleets competing on the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) had wrapped up gold in the Men’s RS:X the day prior but intriguing battles for gold across the remaining fleets played out in a tense day of competition. ... [more]  

At 0210 UTC in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team hit an unknown object in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Africa and broke their rudder. This resulted in the team performing an emergency rudder replacement, a difficult operation in the pitch black of night, in less than two hours. ... [more]  

Despite the leaderboard showing more spread in the fleet, the www.predictwind.com!Predictwind!new routing function shows that the fist six boats will round Fernando within two hours of each other. Given that the boats have yet to cross through the Doldrums for the first time, indicates that the race between the seven one-designs is still wide open. ... [more]  

2014 Student Yachting World Cup - Day one race images of 34th edition of Student Yachting World Cup are provided by Icarus Sailing Media. ... [more]  

Dongfeng Race Team hit hit an unidentified object, at 0210UTC on Saturday. The impact broke one of their two rudders, and it has been swapped out. The downtime for repairs cost the Chinese team their lead in the race. It is reported that they were sailing again at speeds of 20kts after 30 minutes of downtime. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - The breeze that usually makes San Francisco such a popular place for sailors was noticeably absent for the penultimate day of competition at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. A low pressure system had siphoned most of the air off the Bay, and with the fleet drifting around on the Berkeley Circle for several hours ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Las previsiones apuntan a que el barco español podría alcanzar a partir de esta noche los vientos Alisios, que permitirán llegar a la flota rápido a Cabo Verde pero que a partir de ahí complicarán el posicionamiento hacia un nuevo punto clave de esta primera etapa: por dónde atacar las calmas ecuatoriales y cruzar el Ecuador. ... [more]  

Six days into the Volvo Ocean Race, and the sailors can still see each other, creeping alongside the Western Sahara sand dunes. It’s stressful. Dongfeng Race Team have held their lead since yesterday morning. But Team Alvimedica, Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Vestas Wind are only two to three miles behind the Chinese boat. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Six onboard Team Alvimedica. Checking in from the Volvo 65 World Championships. It’s unbelievable, really—we have been short course racing these boats ever since we left Alicante. Cautiously cruising down the coast of Africa, close to the barren beaches of Western Sahara and Mauratania, Will and Charlie continue to place a huge emphasis on fleet positioning. ... [more]  

We sail close to the coast of Africa just after five in the afternoon in the Volvo Ocean Race. The sun is already low and about five miles to port are the endless sandy plains of the sizzling hot Western Sahara. Together with the other six ships we sail incredibly close to each other. After five days we are still within striking distance. ... [more]  

I’ll be really honest, we’ve had better days in this Volvo Ocean Race. At 13:15UTC we received our afternoon position report (aka 'scheds') and it did not have good news. 'We went from hero to zero, well not quite zero' Libby the navigator explained. ... [more]  

The Beijing 2008 Olympic legacy lives on at the venue of the Olympic Sailing Competition, Qingdao. ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao is just one of many events that see the eyes of the sailing world shift focus on China. ... [more]  

La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A return nearly 20 years in the making
Groupama Race - Fourth edition starts Sunday in Nouméa
RSM MBA Regatta - Seventh edition takes place in the Netherlands
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Game on for remaining fleets
Farr 40 Worlds: Day 2 Image and Video gallery *Feature
Day 5 of the Chris Benz Lüderitz Speed Challenge: 4 more records!
Volvo Ocean Race: Coastal racing at its best - Leg 1, Day 5
Rolex Farr 40 World Champs - Plenty leads as Struntje Light impresses
Route du Rhum: Armel Tripon sole IMOCA class rookie + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - El 'Mapfre' regresa al trío de cabeza
Volvo Ocean Race - Mail arrival brings excitement for Team SCA + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Jens Dolmer getting restless onboard Team Brunel
Volvo Ocean Race - Too close for comfort as fleet pushes on + Video
Foils or not? Explanations from IMOCA Class President Jean Kerhoas
Sailing Champions League - YCCS Racing Team ready for action
Ben Ainslie's Olympic Finn sails are up for auction
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica goes to school
Volvo Ocean Race - Intensity level rises for Dongfeng Race Team
Des foils sur les IMOCA ? Les explications de Jean Kerhoas
China Cup Regatta - Olympic medallists and offshore legends to race
St. Barth Cata Cup - Friendly US rivalry on the Island   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Tight and tactical racing + Video   
Farr 40 Worlds: Day 1 Image and Video gallery   
Team Ulrikkeholm new WIM Series champion   
Podium finish in sight for top Alpari Tour teams   
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Taller than the Burj Khalifa   
100 foot limit raised for 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race   
2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race - Shockwave prepares for race   
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Land of plenty   
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 4 plus Videos   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Hurricane Gonzalo delays start   
Volvo Ocean Race: Life at the Extreme - first episode of weekly video   
Volvo Ocean Race - Canarias, En el punto de mira del 'Mapfre'   
Volvo Ocean Race: Passing inside the Canary Islands *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - You think the fight is over? Think again   
Volvo Ocean Race - Quite the day for Team SCA   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel prepares for possible gale force winds   
Volvo Ocean Race - Like ducks in a row, we march south   
Nordic Championship - Estonia's Mati Sepp claims victory   
IMOCA Class General Assembly wraps up in Nantes   


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