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Tasar World Championships - Races one and two overall By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 10:45 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 Tasar World Championship race one and two were held on the afternoon of Sunday 4 January on the waters Geographe Bay, Busselton. ...

Is your Publicity Officer ready to send news to Sail-World? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 9:03 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Nationals... If your club, association or race committee would like to publicise or report on an event, especially its National titles, stories, pictures and or results can be uploaded via our Contributors System at the top right of the site. ...

OK Dinghy World Championship: World Champion Matt Stechmann talks By Robert Deaves, , 5:41 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Yesterday we brought you some of the interview with Matt Stechmann (NZL), who won the OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC on January 4 after a week of unusual and confounding weather. Here is the complete interview, taken shortly after he came ashore after claiming the title. ...

2015 International 14 World Championship - I14 family reunites By Tracey Johnstone, , 3:18 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Sixty-nine teams are converging on Geelong for the seven race series being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay from the seventh to 16th January 2015. ...

OKs finish in the middle of a high! By Alex McKinnon, , 11:54 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Alex McKinnon was the official photographer for the 2014 International OK Dinghy World Championships. Run out of the delightful Black Rock Yacht Club on the shores of Melbourne's Port Phillip, the fleet endured many hours on the beach due to high winds, significant moguls and then the complete opposite! ...

Please Stop using Heats when you mean Races *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:01 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
In sport whether its athletics, rowing or surfing, elimination series are run with heats, quarter finals, semis and finals. So when non sailors read about heats in sailing, they reasonably expect they are part of an elimination series. But in sailing that is not the case … some classes and sailors use the word Heat when they mean Race. ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Fishing net hazards + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:32 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
The 4,670 nautical mile journey of Leg three of the Volvo Ocean Race was never going to be easy. Sure enough, during the first night of racing it was Dongfeng Race Team who was caught out by two fishing nets within hours of each other. The whole incident was caught on camera by the Onboard Reporter, Sam Greenfield here. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - A la recherche du vent perdu By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:58 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: Coup de frein sur les leaders - Les alizés en ligne de mire - Compression passagère des positions. ...

Barcelona World Race - Congestió a l'entrada de l'autopista By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:12 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Congestió a l'entrada de l'autopista. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - 'Three musketeers' By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:40 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: If during the pre-start hours in Barcelona there were fears that one Barcelona World Race duo might conjure up a breakaway in the opening days, so far such worries remain unfounded. Among the 'three musketeers' who are making the pace - albeit at speeds of a Sunday promenade today - there is still very little to choose between them. ...

OK Dinghy Worlds final day - Perfect Port Phillip conditions By Robert Deaves, , 12:13 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship 2014-15: Going into the final day, the fleet needed two more races to get in a valid series, so there was audible relief as the sailors arrived on Sunday morning to a sailable 15-20 knots on the bay. The day started damp and grey, following the overnight storm and rain, but by the second race the sky was clear and the sea breeze was pumping. ...

OK Worlds: Matt Stechmann wins World OK's after classic Black Rock day By Robert Deaves, , 11:31 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
After a week of uncooperative weather at Black Rock, Australia, the OK Dinghy World Championship wrapped up in perfect Port Phillip conditions. Matt Stechmann (NZL) did just enough to take the title by one point from Luke O'Connell (NZL), who won a three way points tie with defending champion, Roger Blasse (AUS), who took third overall, and Greg Wilcox (NZL) in fourth. ...

2015 Tasar Worlds - Practice Race By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 8:44 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Tasar World Championship - Saturday afternoon was the Practice Race for the Tasar 2015 World Championships which is being sailed on Geographe Bay, Busselton. Some of the 114 boats were a bit too keen to start and caused a re-start of the race. ...

Tornado Sailing Worlds - Top scores and fatal crash By Roland Gaebler, , 6:46 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
At the Tornado Sailing World Championships on the Swan River in Perth our single placements speak for themselves: 3-12-1-2-4-10-2-4.9-1-2. ...

Barcelona World Race - El camp de mines de Gibraltar By Barcelona World Race, , 4:21 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Els sis primers classificats de la Barcelona World Race ja naveguen en aigües atlàntiques després de creuar l'estret de Gibraltar entre la tarda del divendres i el migdia del dissabte. Després de l'Hugo Boss d'Alex Thomson i Pepe Ribes, que va establir un nou rècord del Mediterrani de la volta al món a dos, el Chéminées Poujoulat, el Neutrogena, el GAES Centros Auditivos ...

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Navigation au fil de l’air By Barcelona World Race, , 3:59 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Adieu la Grande Bleue. Les équipages de la Barcelona World Race n’auront pas traîné en Méditerranée pour cette édition 2014-2015, à l’exception notable de Nandor Fa et Conrad Colman piégés par les calmes à bord de Spirit of Hungary. Mais l’entrée dans l’Atlantique n’a visiblement rien eu d'un long fleuve tranquille. ...

Barcelona World Race - A record, but no easy way out for Hugo Boss By Barcelona World Race, , 3:34 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
A new record for the 538-mile opening passage from Barcelona to Gibraltar was set by Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes when they exited the Mediterranean on Hugo Boss on Thursday evening, leading the Barcelona World Race. But their passage into the Atlantic proved problematic when they then hit two unidentified objects and hooked a net around their keel in strong winds and muscular seas. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet away to a foggy start for Leg 3 By Sail-World, , 1:37 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) led the six boat fleet Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of their home city of Abu Dhabi at the start of Leg 3 in a blanket of fog. Light winds are forecast for the first few days of a stage which is expected to take about three weeks before the six boats arrive in Sanya, China. ...

Tasar 2015 World Championships commence in Busselton, Australia By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 1:16 PM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Competitors for the 2015 Tasar World Championships were busy today preparing for tomorrow (Saturday third) afternoon’s Practice Race which will be sailed in an area close to the west side of Busselton Jetty, within good viewing distance for spectators on the jetty and foreshore. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel start on tough Leg 3 By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 12:42 PM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Team Brunel started in the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 this afternoon. The 4670 miles (8648 km) long route takes the fleet from Abu Dhabi to the Chinese coastal resort of Sanya. This city can be found on the most southerly point of the tropical island of Hainan, in the South China Sea. ...

Day One 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds - 'I’m a Bit Dizzy' By Jane Moffatt, , 11:24 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Day one conditions at the ISail Whitsunday B14 Worlds were not looking promising a weak north easterly threatened to completely fade. However Race Officer Peter Merritt found a magic spot on the water and squeezed in two races. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild plan revealed + Video By Richard Gladwell,, , 11:18 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
In a media conference just completed in Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson confirmed that the target for the team to re-join the Volvo Ocean Race is at the Lisbon Stopover in early June 2015. That means the team will miss the next four stopovers and will be sailing at the final four, being Lisbon, Lorient, the Hague and the finish in Gothenburg. Includes Video ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Bringing the dream home By Dongfeng Race Team, , 10:40 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Today at 1400 local time in Abu Dhabi (1000 GMT), Dongfeng will embark on Leg Three of the Volvo Ocean Race, a 4,670 nautical mile journey from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, China. ...

OK Dinghy World Championship - Friendships, culture and intense racing By Robert Deaves, , 5:45 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
An OK Dinghy World Championship is always so much more that the pinnacle event in the class. It is also an annual gathering of old friends from across the world, almost a pilgrimage that keeps the class enthusiasts coming back year after year. ...

2015 Panerai Transat Classique preview By Panerai Transat Classique, , 5:12 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Only five days to the start of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015! The sailing yachts berthed in Marina Lanzarote are getting all the pre-race attention they need from their crews, the latter flying in steadily over the last few days. On this first official day of race, the crews were treated to a special basket of fruit and vegetables to discover the superb quality of the island’s agriculture ...

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