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The crew that panicked...Med mooring made easy... desperate sailors throw children overboard...Gold Coast's Broadwater to be dredged...and much more | 23/04/2009
Wide Bay Bar claims another yacht ...the piracy game has changed with the first death...the hand-held VHF that swims...Captain Cook for the North West Passage...Fitting out a new cruising boat Part 4...and much more | 16/04/2009
Another yacht hijacked...cruising CUBA...the castaway dog who never gave up...fitting out a new cruising boat Part 3...and much more | 09/04/2009
Excalibur verdict...New world sailing speed records set in Victoria...$5,500 fine for creating a wash...fitting out a new cruising boat...flares - only the best...pirate murder, body now found...and much more | 02/04/2009
Latest pirate attacks, Madagascar and Thailand...how to learn to sail when you don't have time to get your feet wet...Moko the dolphin, rudder thief and whale rescuer...lots of prizes this week...and much more | 26/03/2009
Sailing for the Devil...new catamaran models out...holiday specials in the Whitsundays...Charter specials in Pittwater for Easter...fitting out the new cruising boat... piracy waning as Yemenis join the fight...and much more | 19/03/2009
Phillip Bay Blitz...midnight bulldozer raid destroys yacht club...Pete Goss in Melbourne... Louisiades Cruising Rally this August...Lazy Jacks or Dutchman - the argument for the Dutchman...and much more... | 12/03/2009
Sailing in the Australian Desert | 05/03/2009
News from the Desert... | 05/03/2009
Cruising couple arrest...Pete Goss to help bushfire victims...Gold Coast's sailing secrets...Sydney Harbour Week...Channel 16 'chatters' endanger sailor's life...and much more | 26/02/2009
Jeppesen C-map upgrade...Port Douglas in the news...Seawind celebrates strong sales...Cronulla Sailing Club sinking with bureaucracy... and much more | 19/02/2009
Captain Calamity of New Zealand... European yachts of the year, judged on their use...Darwin exhibition... Nemo in trouble...Treleavens in the Indies...and much more... | 12/02/2009
EPIRBs needed - can you help?...Arrest in Drew Gollan murder...Louisiades Rally on again...Whitsunday Sailing Club's Jim Hayes...Pete Goss arriving Melbourne next month... and much more | 05/02/2009
Australian Sailor's shooting death in Antigua...world's largest yacht - will it ever be finished...8 tips for sailing in coral waters...letter from the Indies...and much more | 29/01/2009
Get out and celebrate on Australia Day ...Inspiring story of seamanship...debris danger in English Channel...Piracy Doubled...dismasting of Side by Side...and much more... | 22/01/2009
Australia to chase pirates...Changing over to furlers...World's best job in Whitsundays...No land for 1000 days...Secret life for Lord Nelson?... and much more | 15/01/2009
Summer season prizes from Burke...how's your anchoring etiquette... which dinghy should you buy?...did the Chinese discover America before Columbus?...and much more... | 08/01/2009
Searching for Nirvana in 2009 | 01/01/2009
Where are all the cruising sailors at Christmas? | 24/12/2008
new yacht hijacking off Somalia...Sydney Hobart to be webcast...yachtsman's death reasons...Belize - destination to pine for...light up your dark lockers...and much more | 18/12/2008
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News - New Zealand & the World

New Zealand has won double gold at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami after Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech won the 470 and 49erFX events. A further three of the NZL Sailing Team also come away from Miami with a top five finish in what has been a successful regatta for the kiwi contingent. ... [more]  

In a disturbing report published by Associated Press, a newly appointed Environmental Secretary has said Brazil will not be able to achieve its stated goals of water quality in the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics. 'Removing 80 percent of the pollutants? It's not going to happen, it's not going to happen,' said Andrea Correa, who took office earlier this month. ... [more]  

Hugely disappointing news for the sport of disabled sailing worldwide, for Sailing team athletes who are already working hard towards Tokyo, and is a loss to the Paralympic Games itself as sailing provides a unique element to the sporting programme. ... [more]  

The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor won one of the most amazing NSW 18ft Skiff Championships in the 120-year history of the sport following a brilliant finish in today’s last race of the series on Sydney Harbour. Story includes full video of the race. ... [more]  

The remaining six medals for the Olympic events were decided on Day 6 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, during the Medal racing phase of the regatta, which counts for double points. Despite that points premium, four of the events, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X Women were decided yesterday, Day 5. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Medal Races photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has convincingly and unflinchingly shown that he is still the man to beat in the Finn Class as the 2015 season gets underway. Finishing a close second in the medal race at the end of the Sailing World Cup Miami, Scott wrapped up his eighth consecutive major win in the class and defends the title he won this time last year. ... [more]  

Coromandel sailor David Stemson was sailing to the Cavalii Islands on board his historic yacht Celox about 11pm on Saturday when it hit rocks at the northern end of Motukawaiti Island, about 4km offshore from Matauri Bay, and began taking in water. He was alone on the mullet boat which was built in the early 1900s by Archibald Logan and his brothers Robert and John. ... [more]  

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time but the shock news is that sailing will not be a 2020 Paralympic sport. ... [more]  

At the conclusion of competition today, on what was the penultimate day of the ISAF World Cup series regatta, Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech have an unassailable 50 point gap over second place and consequently must simply show up for the race, then return to shore to be awarded the 49erFX gold medal. ... [more]  

The Gold medals have been decided in four events on Day 5 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami. Finn sailor Giles Scott (GBR), is not the only one guaranteed to finish in a gold medal position tomorrow. Nacra 17 team Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA), Women’s RS:X dominator Bryony Shaw (GBR) and the breakaway 49erFX Kiwis, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) join him with gold in the bag. ... [more]  

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - After a month of racing, the Barcelona World Race fleet is through into the Southern Ocean. As is often the case, the distances between the boats have widened as they’ve entered the Roaring Forties. The leading crews, who were first to hit the strong winds of the southern latitudes, had a great opportunity to make good their escape. ... [more]  

2015 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta - Chris Steele and his crew from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have won, beating local skipper Sam Gilmour on a count back after racing in the final was curtailed by light winds. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has assured himself his first victory of the year after two more races were sailed Friday in the lightest winds of the week at the Sailing World Cup Miami. He now sits 23 points ahead of Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), who had the best day to rise from fourth to second. Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) is third, just one point further back. ... [more]  

GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is, quite literally, flying. The catamarans that soared above the waves in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francsco have taken the sailing world by storm. The boats have revolutionised sailing technology and competition, giving rise to the creation of new classes. ... [more]  

Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing - Congratulations to Dongfeng Race Team on an almost wire-to-wire victory in Leg 3. A really impressive, some might say flawless performance made them the first Chinese boat to win a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race ... [more]  

Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of www.boatson.tv and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ... [more]  

Former One Ton Cup Champion, Rainbow II emerged from the historic Vos Shed on the Auckland waterfront after a full restoration. She has been taken to the Pier 21 where the rig was stepped and final preparations are being made for the boat’s launching at 10am on Monday (2 February, 2015). ... [more]  

The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ... [more]  

2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - A yacht abandoned in Bass Strait and not expected to be seen again has ‘done a Lazarus’ and become the first entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015, which will be staged from August 15 to 22. ... [more]  

Sailing on the Swan River, in the tightest event in the history of the Warren Jones Youth Regatta, three skippers from three nations share the top spot on the leader board at the end of the double round robin. Australia’s Matt Jerwood, Dane Joachim Aschenbrenner and Chris Steele from New Zealand are level with 18 wins each. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ... [more]  

New Zealand crews continue to lead in two classes after Day 4 at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. A total of six crews from the NZL Sailing Team are on target to make their medal race heading into the penultimate day of competition. In similar style to yesterday, today saw both of New Zealand’s two-handed women’s crews, in the 470 and the 49erfX skiff, extend their points leads even further. ... [more]  

Now it would have been easy to fill a goblet on Tuesday with the rain that was blanketing Sydney Harbour. However, our reference is to the Milson Goblets being run each night this week and then concluding on Saturday with three more races. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is hosting both the Milson Goblets, and then next week the Etchells NSW State Championship, too. ... [more]  

At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas?' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ... [more]  

January 29, 2015: Apple shattered records with massive jumps in sales and profits. This boosted tech equities and allowed a rebound from yesterdays losses, although energy shares weighed heavily, as Oil dropped below $45/barrel. ... [more]  

Doyle Sails had more success last weekend in the Auckland Optimist Championships, taking first and second overall in the 110 strong Open fleet. Six countries were represented in the event, and young sailors came the length of New Zealand to compete in the regatta that is a ranking event for World and International team selection. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 3 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

NZL Sailing Team womens crews still lead in the Women’s 470 and 49erFX after Day 3 of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Gold fleet racing got underway today. Both of New Zealand’s women’s double-handed crews extended their overall leads. ... [more]  

It was windshift upon windshift upon shift upon windshift on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami sailed on Biscayne Bay Presented by Sunbrella, the premier regatta has attracted 599 boats and 768 sailors who were adjusting all day to one thing or another. If it wasn't the wind direction that was changing, it was the wind speed. ... [more]  

Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, have shipped two foiling Nacra 20 catamarans to Bermuda and have become the first team to commence sailing operations at the Venue for the next Cup. The team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda, last week. ... [more]  

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 28 - Uncertainty in Europe
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng - History, Joy and Tears
18ft Skiffs NSW Championship: Images from Race 4
Warren Jones Regatta: Denmark takes over the front running
Barcelona World Race: Conrad and Nandor’s 'No Good Very Bad Day!'
Classics at Mahurangi - Juniors at Wakatere - History in Sanya
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos by Ocean Images
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami images by Ingrid Abery
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Breeze in the teens on Day 2
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: NZL Sailing Team lead in three classes
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges ISAF complaint against Tienpont
Navico's GoFree announces personal and social mapping utility upgrade
Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya
Warren Jones International Youth Regatta Day 1
ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images by Ingrid Abery
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 27 - Greek outcome expected
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica wins first podium place in Sanya
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng scores historic victory for China
ISAF World Sailing Cup: Kiwis start strongly in Miami
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng release first DroneCam video from Leg 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Chinese team set historic first with home port win   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives on time in Genoa + Video   
America's Cup - Virgin considers backing Ben Ainslie, BAR   
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview   
Barcelona World Race - A game of chase   
Quantum Key West Race Week: Four GC32's make spectacular USA debut   
Volvo Ocean Race – Frostad says Caudrelier proving them wrong *Feature   
NSW 18ft Skiff Championship wide open + Video   
Auckland Optimists: More images from Day 3 at Wakatere   
Auckland Optimists: Images from Day 3 at Wakatere   
Auckland Optimist and Starling Championships: Final Results and Images   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed   
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Countdown begins   
Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng set to create a piece of sailing history   
Auckland Optimist Championships: Images from Wakatere   
Classic 18fters racing on Sydney Harbour   
Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage   
More images from the Mahurangi Regatta   
Images of Mahurangi Classics Regatta: Brilliant day, beautiful boats   
Mahurangi Regatta: Classic racing in beautiful conditions   


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