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America's Cup: The Beginning of the End - Edition 7 | 27/02/2013
Wingsail-powered youths excel—A view from afar | 27/02/2013
Of fire hoses, weather windows, 18 footers, Farr 40´s and Lord Howe | 25/02/2013
Sunfish and sharks look out! | 22/02/2013
JJ Giltinan, Sydney Hobart attempt and Sail-World now in 61 languages | 20/02/2013
Boat Shows - Provide touch and feel and world-wide exposure | 18/02/2013
18 footers, 2020 Olympics, Dinghy Sales, AC video, SW Toolbar and more | 16/02/2013
First outing for second Kiwi AC72, 18 footers, Vendee and SW toolbar | 13/02/2013
Is Sailing an Outdoor Sport?? Seems obvious, you'd think but not so... | 11/02/2013
Of 52´s, Dalts on AC72´s, Vendee, Kitesurfing and more | 06/02/2013
Vendee Globe drama continues + all the local news | 04/02/2013
A Giant Sailing Week online... | 01/02/2013
America's Cup: The End of the Beginning - January 2013 | 30/01/2013
Of Festival of Sails, 18 footers, F18’s, Vendee and toolbars | 29/01/2013
Crash and Burn - the Video and more | 23/01/2013
Sail-World around the World | 18/01/2013
Of Snow and Sailing | 15/01/2013
Lots of Crash and Burn with a huge year ahead + Video | 11/01/2013
43 degrees and blown away ... and yes there is sailing news! | 10/01/2013
We need your sailing news!! | 07/01/2013
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Professor Pat Pending had the most amazing Convert-a-Car in the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. It could do just about anything. Come Boxing Day and the start of the 70th Sydney-Hobart, some may well wish they had a Convert-a-Boat. Being a hundred feet at the start would be cool. You get away off your own line and in clear breeze. You’re also well inside the rulebook. ... [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]  

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 by Sail-World.com/nz and Volvo OR Media
The Volvo65, Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off St Brandon, on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. the yacht has been hoisted aboard a Maersk shipping line vessel, after being dragged over the reef and into the lagoon on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. ... [more]  

Qingdao, venue of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, will host some of the world’s finest sailors for the third consecutive year from 14-20 September 2015 with the 2016 dates to be confirmed. Spots for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 27 October to 1 November 2015, will be at stake as well as World Cup bragging rights. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A bashing, crashing and punishing first night at sea could well decide the outcome in the race for line honours in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ... [more]  

Andrea Francolini was on the water with the US supermaxi, RIO 100 during offshore training session before the Boxing Day Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The 117 yachts in the Rolex Sydney Hobart will face an early test this year, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasting a sharp 20 to 25 knot southerly change on Boxing Day afternoon not long after the start. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Just a few days out from Boxing Day and the buzz around the docks of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is that Ray Roberts is looking like a very good bet to win this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There’s no doubt the returned soldiers aboard Spirit of Mateship and Southern Excellence II are the kind of blokes you want around if things went horribly wrong – and for that matter, you want them for the good stuff too – because they are top blokes. ... [more]  

More Kiwis than ever are out boating, but this year’s recreational boating toll is 'far too high' with 24 lives lost, compared to 19 last year, according to Maritime New Zealand. The current drowning toll is 24 compared for 19 for the whole of 2013. 'Our 2014 research tells us that we have a large boatie population with nearly 1 in 3 adults (29%) getting out on the water and that boaties’ safet ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race: The challenges of racing as a duo, not just seeking to perform at the highest level over a period of 90 to 100 days but actually co-habiting in a small, confined space whilst also experiencing extremes of discomfort – wet, damp, tired, hot, cold, emotional and physical. Here Ken Way gives an insight into how he helps the relationship between the two skippers work. ... [more]  

Comanche’s owner, Jim Clark concedes that a Rolex Sydney Hobart isn’t the ideal first race for such a big, complex machine, but: 'I am married to an Australian, and I’ve seen the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart a number of times. ... [more]  

December 20, 2014: The week dominated by the Fed closed strongly with equities surging towards record highs and wiping out previous losses. Christmas is upon us so expectations for any sea-change will be reduced. A good look at GDP growth in Europe and the US should confirm a fairly ordinary 2014, this week, while confidence may be reflected in the consumer with cheaper energy. ... [more]  

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   
Int'l 14 World Championships - Defending champion expects tight racing   
Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Highlights video from Port Philip   
Etchells: Valsheda takes pre-Xmas Series in Auckland   
Bart’s Bash raises huge total for international sailing charity   
Perpetual Loyal unveils 1120 square metre A2 for Rolex Sydney Hobart   
New yard site for Yachting Developments   
ISAF SWC Melbourne – Girls’ Day Out   
Website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna is launched   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 17 - Oil continues to tank *Feature   
Great signed Limited Edition sailing books by Bob Fisher for Christmas   
Clipper Race - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to mentor young South African   


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