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Presidential Yacht up for charter...Beneteau goes for Grey Nomads...What make a True Long Distance Cruiser?...Dismasted, saved, and off again... and more... | 19/06/2008
John F Kennedy's Manitou for sale...Last Call for Environment Award nominations...trailing generator a beauty...and much more... | 12/06/2008
Seago Safety Warning...UN Acts on Piracy...learn your favourite boat skills this summer...and more... | 05/06/2008
Mutiny yacht found drifting...French blockade English yachts...US Boaters your action needed... and much more | 29/05/2008
Pirate Zone action plans...6000 miles of adventure sailing into Limbo...keeping your mast in one piece...Earthrace reports ocean rubbish...and more... | 22/05/2008
Flanagan's Finish...Sailing in Ireland...Antigua...Singapore...the Red Sea...the Atlantic, with crew-less boats. and much more.... | 15/05/2008
Fedor Triumph... Fiji Assault on Sleeping Sailors... Earthrace progress... high seas? - get the garden hose... and much more | 08/05/2008
First hand account from the Pirate Zone...Solo sailor Glenn Wakefield rolls, abandons attempt... Boat Asia 2008...and more... | 01/05/2008
Quikscat improves forecasting...any sailor's nightmane video... Inspiring Hilary solo sails the Channel...Somali pirates and Ponant aftermath...and much more | 24/04/2008
5 million Canadians must get licences...France Jubilant as Sarkozy saves crew of yacht...loving your life jacket...World ARC 2010... and more... | 17/04/2008
Somali Pirates being trailed by French Navy...Man Overboard? - 5 Tips...Captain Calamity's Banned... all you need to know on coral reefs...and more... | 10/04/2008
Rescue 21 rolls out...Holidays for the single sailor...inspirational sailors in their 80's and 90's... and more | 02/04/2008
What Sank Daisy?...Fiji Announces 9 months stay for yachties...Mike Harker in 11 month circumnavigation...Life Jacket loaner programme appeal...and more | 27/03/2008
Pirates suspected in sailor's death...storm management for cruisers...endless furlers...burning your socks for Spring...and much more... | 20/03/2008
'Pirate' Ship lost, Schooner saves crew...Ocean Hitch Hikers...ice sailing-cool or crazy?...'Green' sailing wins oveer powerboating...and more | 14/03/2008
Why boats sink and how to keep yours afloat...North West Passage open for sailing...Blackwattle's homecoming...sailing duo swim for their lives...and more | 06/03/2008
Heading Home | 28/02/2008
Tell me where to go - unique sailing plan...never run out of fuel or water again...Saddam's yacht claimed by Iraq..furling genoas...and more... | 21/02/2008
How to shower on a boat...Sailing at the Horn with Commitment... Prince Charles sailing 'green' ...the Tributyltin story...and much more | 14/02/2008
US yacht fined $19000 by Australia....Pirates or Curious?...'the Mast has gone!"... why I HATE silicone sealant.. and more... | 07/02/2008
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News - New Zealand & the World

Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from the Final Day - Day 4 ... [more]  

Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 ... [more]  

Coastguard Boating Education has produced a short, snappy two minute motion-graphic as a great reminder of all the key boating safety tips. ... [more]  

The Chinese entry Donfeng Race Team, has lost her lead on Day 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, with boats on the east and western side of the course threatening. Two hours before the most recent sked at 0640hrs UTC, Dongfeng was still being listed by Volvo Ocean Race as the leader. But Team Brunel is now listed as the leader, but on a time taken projection basis, Team Brunel is fifth. ... [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]  

Thailand bids for 2016 IODA ‘Optimist’ World Championships by Jordan Rumsby, Royal Varuna Yacht Club
Pattaya's Royal Varuna Yacht Club has submitted a bid to host the 2016 International Optimist Dinghy Association World Championships, offering the world's most talented junior sailing teams a chance to experience the steady wind, sunshine, smiles, great food, and family-friendly attractions of Thailand's top dinghy sailing destination ... [more]  

Bill Green - builder and sailor passes on by Malcolm McKeag, Scuttlebutt Europe
Bill Green, San Francisco-born sailor, Navy jet jockey (not a lot of people know that); US Coastguard; shrimp-boat hand (not a lot of people know that either); One Ton Cup winner and most latterly proprietor of Green Marine slipped quietly away from this life ... [more]  

Tom Burton (AUS) retained World #1 in the Laser after a tremendous fight back at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao where he picked up bronze. The Australia had a tough opening day, finishing down the pack in both races but as the week progressed he worked his way up and sealed bronze on the final day to keep hold of World #1. ... [more]  

The 70th running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is living up to expectation with 98 high-calibre entries received so far, from Sean Langman’s 1932 built Maluka of Kermandie, the oldest and smallest boat at nine metres, to the super maxis. The most talked about boat though, is the Verdier Yacht Design and Vplp 100 footer, Comanche. ... [more]  

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 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]  

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]  

It all started with a conversation between RHKYC Rear Commodore Antony Day and Onesails NZ’s Gray Gibson, and lead to the charter of the Mills 40 Mandrake 2 for the 2014 China Coast Cup in Hong Kong. The budget allowed for the addition of one sail for the regatta, and it soon became clear that a new jib was a priority. 'We had three weeks to get a new 4T Membrane made in Italy, and then shipped ... [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]  

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]  

NZLYT Optimist Worlds 2014 Team Update by John Jennings, Auckland
John Jennings reports from the build up to the Optimist Worlds in Argentina: Generally speaking a quiet few of days down and around CNSI as the sailors to adapt to the new scenery, conditions and time zone. ... [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]  

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]  

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]  

Less than 90 minutes behind the TP52’s, Paul Winkelmann’s JV42, Island Fling finished an impeccable Hong Kong to Hainan Race in an elapsed time of 29h 00m 18s to take the IRC Racer 1 title and also engrave her name on the IRC Overall trophy ahead of Team Beau Geste. ... [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]  

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]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel still within striking distance
Volvo Ocean Race - Testing times for Team SCA + Video
Beijing 2008 Olympic legacy lives on in Qingdao + Video
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A return nearly 20 years in the making
Groupama Race - Fourth edition starts Sunday in Nouméa
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 16, 2014 - Calming the Storm
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Game on for remaining fleets
Farr 40 Worlds: Day 2 Image and Video gallery *Feature
Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race - Team Beau Geste takes line honours
Day 5 of the Chris Benz Lüderitz Speed Challenge: 4 more records!
Volvo Ocean Race: Coastal racing at its best - Leg 1, Day 5
AUDI China Coast Regatta and Hong Kong Kettle 2014 - the photos
Rolex Farr 40 World Champs - Plenty leads as Struntje Light impresses
Safer Boating Week: Big leap for safety into chilly Wellington Harbour
Gladwell's Line: Safer Boating Week launched against tragic backdrop
Heavyweight support for Safer Boating Week
Safer Boating Week puts spotlight on boaties’ behaviour
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   
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   
China Cup Regatta - Olympic medallists and offshore legends to race   
Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race - fleet blasting south at flank speed   
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   
Boating bodies combine to launch First Safer Boating Week   
2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race - Shockwave prepares for race   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October16, 2014 - Panic mode in Europe   
Sailor of the Year: Yachting NZ announce Excellence Awards nominees   
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   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October15, 2014 - Oil a victim   


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