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Sail-World News – the eve of the 2014 Sydney Hobart | 25/12/2014
VOR Nico surprises, Problems for ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sydney Hobart | 18/12/2014
Nine days to Christmas, and the calendar is full | 16/12/2014
11 days to Christmas, and the calendar is full | 14/12/2014
Phuket King's Cup, Team Vestas Wind | 10/12/2014
A gremlin has been located | 28/11/2014
Raja Muda 25, TV schedules in Bermuda, VOR flocks together | 28/11/2014
2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race: The best of Leg 1 | 14/11/2014
Professionals and Amateurs. And an Apology | 13/11/2014
China Coast, China Cup, and Raja Muda next | 03/11/2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 1 - Veterans lead fleet towards Gibraltar | 12/10/2014
Annapolis, Rolex awards, VOR—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 11/10/2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Just hours before the start | 11/10/2014
Bart's Bash, Philippine Hobie Challenge, VOR in the blocks | 24/09/2014
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
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News - New Zealand & the World

Unedited footage of the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart shot from a 18 knot, flat out, chase boat, by Boats On TV. Ken Read and crew of Jim and Kristy Clark's Comanche blitzed the other 100 footers in dynamic style, setting a new record to the rounding mark off Sydney Heads. ... [more]  

Top international photographers, Carlo Borlenghi and Daniel Forster were on the water, and in the air, for the start of the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Here is a selection of their images of the day. ... [more]  

The New Zealand entry, Giacomo (Jim Delegat) is holding her own with the bigger supermaxis as the fleet sails upwind on the first night of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart. The Volvo 70 (formerly Groupama, winner of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race) was lying fifth on the water, one place ahead of another VOR70, Balck Jack (formerly Telefonica from the 2008-09 VOR). ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Strong winds predicted at Briefing for first day *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The weather briefing for the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, concluded in Sydney with testing conditions expected in the opening 24 hours of the race. Race forecaster Andrew Treloar told the skippers and media to expect SE winds of 25kts for the opening stanzas of the race with 2.5 metre swells. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney to Hobart: Replay video coverage on Sail-World *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Replay of the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. The fleet is expected to experience fresh to strong headwinds for the start and first 24 hours, although winds will moderate towards the end of this period. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Brad Kellett, Brindabella’s sailing master, reported that while he was doing his regular checks this evening he discovered larger than normal quantities of water in the bottom of the boat, found to be coming from damaged rudder bearings. 'We were just coming into our own after a risky tactical decision to go offshore paid off,' a disappointed Kellett said. ... [more]  

One of the largest fleets in many years started the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race today in a building southerly and in bright sunshine. There seemed to be some mind games going on amongst the super maxis during the pre race dry runs as each in turn put in a single reef in the 30 minutes before the start. Possibly there was some tossing of the coin as to whether it was ... [more]  

The 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart coverage will go live at 0800 AEST with interviews, but will play the promo until then. ... [more]  

In the media scrum for interviews with the skippers and owners of the five super maxis that followed a short press conference at the CYCA on Christmas Eve, anyone from outside the yachting scene might not have noticed one of the world’s finest sailors and circumnavigators standing quietly to one side chatting with Iain Murray and Steve Jarvin ... [more]  

When most would have been sitting down for Christmas lunch the Wild Oats XI team were to be seen out on Sydney Harbour testing their new - and appropriately named - gooseneck, that replaces the one that failed when out training earlier in the week. In a puffy nor'easter Wild Oats XI headed to Manly on the wind, swung around close to the Manly East mark and headed back down the harbour for home. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - The Weather Gate *Feature by John Curnow and Rob Kothe, Sydney
In order to win this iconic ocean race,on handicap, there are three things you absolutely need to have accomplished. Two you can do something about, whereas the third is entirely out of your control. ... [more]  

Few Americans have won more sailboat races than Ken Read, 53, the President of North Sails . Read is skipper of Comanche, Jim and Kristy Clark’s new 100-fooer, one of five that will be lining up on the startline of the Sydney to Hobart. I caught up with Read some 48 hours before the start to get his pulse on the race, Comanche, and the adventure that lies ahead, en route to Hobart. ... [more]  

For sure Christmas is upon the 16 skippers of the Barcelona World Race, but the way they enjoy it or deal with it will be different from team to team, and skipper to skipper. But for everyone the thoughts of the 31st December start, and what lies ahead for the coming three months, are impossible to suppress. Even on Christmas Day. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovery video *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Three and a half minute video of the Team Vestas Wind recovery operation from the reef at St Brandon. The Volvo Ocean Racer struck the reef on November 29, just after nightfall breaking off both rudders, she also ;ost a considerable part of her stern section. ... [more]  

The magnitude of this 70th edition is reflected in the size of the international fleet: the forecast 117 race entrants, comprising yachts from seven different countries, represents the most sizeable Rolex Sydney Hobart depart since 1994. 'This year is both the 70th edition of the race and the 70th anniversary of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia,' explains John Cameron. ... [more]  

The lightest of the supermaxi's Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin 100 suffered a major structural deck failure in pre-Hobart training. Sailing master David Witt explains in his usual laconic manner just what happened. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Sydney Hobart yacht race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is the centre of an intense repair effort on the eve of the big race after suffering damage during her most recent training run. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images are provided by Photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Sailors in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart should watch what they eat on Christmas day or they may well watch Christmas dinner all over again on Boxing Day. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There are two ways you can get to Hobart, there is the wet way - cold, noisy, perched on the rail dreaming of the next Mars bar - and there’s the Swan way, dry in the cockpit, savouring the aromas wafting from the fully equipped galley below. ... [more]  

Twice Volvo Ocean race skipper and America's Cup helmsman, Ken Read, outlines the Comanche campaign to win the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Rio 100 - A supermaxi is reborn + Video *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
'New boats for old' seem to be a common catch cry on both sides of the Tasman, at present.' This year two supermaxis have gone into the building shed for major surgery and emerged as new boats. They will both be competing in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and sailing in their first major offshore race since being born-again. ... [more]  

24 days after the Volvo Ocean Racer, Team Vestas Wind ran aground, the boat was successfully removed from the Cargados Carajos Shoals. Vestas shore manager Neil Cox led the team that performed a complex and difficult operation with the utmost professionalism and diligence. ... [more]  

Tacking Battle is a new sailing app game aimed at the sailing and non-sailor market, on which sailing fans can test or upgrade their sailing skills by enaging in a tacking duel - all on their favorite device. Developer Axel Ulrich reflects on some of the highs and lows of the initial release of the game ... [more]  

2015 ORC Championship events: The Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announce that final approvals by national authorities have been made so that the Notices of Race and the entry process is now open for the 2015 ORCi World Championship in Barcelona, the 2015 Volvo Estonia ORC European Championship in Parnu, Estonia and the 2015 ORC Sportboat European Championship at Lake Balaton, Hungary. ... [more]  

In the inaugural Corinthian Division of the Rolex Sydney Hobart there’s a sense among the crews competing for a win that it’s levelling a playing field that has been uneven for a while under the handicap system. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 exclusive video preview. The 70th edition of this international sporting icon begins on Friday 26 December. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - In its early days, ocean racing was a very blokey thing - hard sailing and hard drinking - back to the wife and kids on a Sunday night after a weekend offshore - so it is an interesting fact that this year more young women than young men are doing their first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ... [more]  

Moth Worlds – Looping the loop *Feature by John Curnow
It is one of the other lines from the theme song of our little time with Terry Thomas and the gang. However, the real thing is that not only are the Moths quick, over the time since they began to get up on foils, the fleet has compacted up. Another crucial element to add, is that all craft also get a result, even if they do not complete all the laps. The latter is a lot better than a DNF. ... [more]  

The 'super-bacteria' are usually found in hospital waste and produce an enzyme, KPC, resistant to antibiotics. Researchers found the bacteria in samples taken from Flamengo beach. Nearly 70% of sewage in Rio - a city of some 10 million people - is spilled raw into the waters of Guanabara Bay. The bacteria were found in samples taken from several locations along the Carioca river. ... [more]  

‘We don’t expect children to ride adult bikes when they can’t touch the ground, so why do we expect them to sail adult boats when they can’t control as they should. We didn’t want this for our children so set about trying to develop a boat that addresses this problem. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 35th. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. Shane Smart was sent to cover the recovery operation and filed these images ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovered from reef
Qingdao to continue as Asian ISAF Sailing World Cup venue
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Will it be Bash and Crash?
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: USA's RIO 100 trains off Sydney Heads
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Weather early Xmas gift for small yachts
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hollywood focused on victory
Soldiering on in the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Recreational boating drownings up significantly
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - The mental game + Videos
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Clark's thoughts on Comanche's maiden race *Feature
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 20 - Sea change options reduced
St Thomas International Regatta announce sponsors
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Salt water therapy
Yachts of Yesteryear to celebrate 70th Sydney Hobart in Parade of Sail
Moth Tutorials - Presented by Nathan Outteridge
America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault *Feature
Wellington Advanced Sea Survival Course in January
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – One race many nations
Rob and Scarlet’s big adventure before Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Waypoints of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Title defence   
America's Cup: Lawsuit against Oracle Racing lodged in San Francisco *Feature   
Counting down to Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015   
2017 J/80 World Championships are awarded to Royal Southern Yacht Club   
Spectacular fire on Sydney Harbour captured on video *Feature   
Clipper Race skipper to receive prestigious US award   
OK Dinghy Worlds - Preview 2: Overindulgence in sailing fun   
America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault   
Sydney Hobart Race - Crew prepares for a game of 'Snakes and Ladders'   
Comanche in the Solas Big Boat Challenge - Images by Andrea Francolini   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 19 - Oil resumes slippery slide   
Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Mauritius as Vestas Wind salvage begins   
Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez leaves Mapfre for Leg 3 to China   
Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson back on the atoll to retrieve Vestas Wind   
America's Cup: Iain Murray appointed as Regatta Director again   
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Clipper Race to enter 12-strong fleet   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 16 show   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 18 - Brent Oil boost for markets   
The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 2, Week 4   
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 3 - On the Atoll *Feature   


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