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Compounding Vendee Globe blues—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond | 01/07/2013
Sun shafts, icebergs and knights—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 01/02/2013
Boxing Day Anticipation—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/25/2012
Chess games and offshore refits—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/19/2012
The other kind of airfoil—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/17/2012
Vendee, Cupdate and Read’s news—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/15/2012
Match-racing mastery—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/11/2012
Fatherly lessons at the WMRT—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/07/2012
Cupdate and new solo records set—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/04/2012
Olympic, Cup and Vendee news—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 12/01/2012
Speed, Cup dreams and the Vendee—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 11/29/2012
Peak speeds and a Vendee retiree—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 11/26/2012
Speed records and Vendee news—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 11/19/2012
Speed thrills and an AC72 ride—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 11/17/2012
The Vendee, METS and winter sailing highlight week in sailing world | 11/12/2012
Wings, windsurfing and air time—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 11/10/2012
Sailing politics afloat—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 11/05/2012
Cupdates and a VOR report—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 10/30/2012
Med racing, A-Cats and AC news—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 10/26/2012
Fast cats and collegiate sailing—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond | 10/25/2012
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News - New Zealand & the World

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Back markers in for a pummeling as front hits *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
With the front runners in the Rolex Sydney Hobart expected to sneak through in light to moderate tail winds, the weather prognosis for the remainder of the fleet is, well, interesting. The simple analysis is that fresh northerly winds will give the fleet a fast ride on Sunday and during the daylight hours of Monday. ... [more]  

Wild Oats XI (Oatley family) is expected to cross the finish line, around 4pm on Sunday and take her eighth line honours win. The race leaders are making good time down the coast of Tasmania, and at daybreak had approximately 100nm to sail. ... [more]  

Sail-World is now running live in the changed website format. If you are running on a Mac with iOS please scroll to the bottom of the site and check that your region is set for your region and not some other. It can be correctly set up using the drop down boxes. Then go to the top, click refresh, and you should be away. ... [more]  

Sydney to Hobart - Another 40 foot white-wash? by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team
With the Supermaxi battle probably all over in this 70th Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, unless Wild Oats XI drops her rig in the next five hours, she is set to take her eighth line honours victory so at last the attention will shift to the real race, the battle for handicap honours. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Your Turn, Then My Turn, Then Your Turn! *Feature by Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania
With the front runners over halfway to Hobart, this year’s race is turning out to be quite a page turner already; and that’s just the big boats. So let’s start with them. Wind back to the start, first honours to Comanche in the shoot out to the first mark. To be fair it was akin to pitting a brand new Bugatti Veyron against some classy and quick Ferraris and Porsches. The result in those ... [more]  

There is absolutely no way anyone can predict these before the vast majority of the still 109 vessels racing actually get home to Hobart Town. One can, however, talk about the very things that do go into making these results that so many chase and to do so, we have to work through a myriad of vessel designs, ages and types. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014; Handicap Honours Predictions VIDEO *Feature by Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania
Given the weather models for the race, Crosbie Lorimer did the rounds of the CYCA dock just prior to the start of the race to find out who the various skippers, navigators and tacticians believed might take out the overall Handicap win on IRC. Here are some of their predictions, how they are panning out for some and an update on the position at the front of the fleet. ... [more]  

December 24, 2014: The DOW surged through 18,000 in the latest 'Santa' rally. The trigger was the growing confidence in the US economy fueled by lower oil prices and confirmed by an explosive GDP growth number. The historical growth number confirmed the economy surged, expanding by 5% annualised, far exceeding expectations. ... [more]  

The B&G Navigators’ Prize is presented to the Navigator who has made the most effective use of meteorological, oceanographic and geographical information to gain distance on the majority of the fleet, as voted for by the Navigators themselves. ... [more]  

The world's fastest growing sports boat class is coming to New Zealand. An Auckland based consortium has negotiated a special price for the first batch of J-70's to be imported. The J-70 is the first trailer boat from the redoubtable J-Boats stable, and was judged 2013 Boat of the Year, the prestigious US Sailing World magazine. ... [more]  

Have you got your entry in? Remember the entry fee goes up from January 1……..Mike Quilter (International Navigator and Weather Router) will give the Weather Briefing each morning at the North Sales Marque at 0815 hrs to start your day. Coffee and breakfast available on site. ... [more]  

The long-time New Zealand offshore competitor, Pussy Galore, is handily placed in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Now racing as Pretty Fly III, and owned by Sydney civil engineer, Colin Woods, the Cookson 50 has been silent since the start of the race, with a tracker failure. ... [more]  

Sydney Hobart 2014 - A ridge too far for Comanche by Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR Media
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - That’s the conclusion that one might well draw from the huge difference in the performance of the Hamilton Island super maxi Wild Oats XI and her main challenger, the US boat Comanche. ... [more]  

By Grand Prix ocean racing standards she’s an old girl, and there’s no denying she’s had a few makeovers during the past decade, but Bob Oatley’s 30-metre long supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, was leaving no doubt today that when it came to speed she’s still got great legs. ... [more]  

Looking back it is not so long ago that sailors making long trips had to make the key choice between light weight and taste. But now, thankfully, technology and demand means that there is more and better choice in freeze dried foods. But the lack of fresh food and the limited choice of diet does mean eating remains a chore, part of the daily routine during the three months ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Supermaxi Race Start VIDEO *Feature by Dale Lorimer, Sydney
The start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race saw the five 100 foot super maxis up against each other for the first time. ... [more]  

The Australian supermaxi Perpetual Loyal has been forced to retire from the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, with hull damage. The news came in a regular radio sked with race organisers, little detail was available, however it is understood that she has some hull delamination, probably arising from pounding though big seas and 25-30kt winds for the first day and night of the race. ... [more]  

Clouds outlines what he is expecting to see in the race, and says that while the big boats will take all the attention in the early stages of the race, the weather is against them as the race progresses. The smaller boats will come surfing in a fresh northerly, while the front-runners cope with light winds on their final approach to the finish on the Derwent. ... [more]  

Geoff Waller of Boats on TV caught up with Jim Delegat, owner of Giacomo, before the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Delegat outlines how he believes the only New Zealand entry will fare in the race, and other background on the boat and campaign. ... [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]  

For the last 18 hours, there has been never more than three nautical miles between the new kids on the block, Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze Clark's Comanche with Ken Read skippering the boat with distinction and the Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI. Mark Richard's who was blown away by Comanche's reaching speed inside the harbour has been hunting the race leader relentlessly as the two boats beat south. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Comanche leads in softening morning breeze *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The US supermaxi Comanche (Jim & Kirsty Clark) continues to enjoy a small lead at the head of the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet. As the race enters its second day, organisers told Sail-World at 6.00am local time that the fleet was experiencing SW winds of 12-13kts and that these would ease further during the day. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: A memorable edition of the 628-nm race appears certain, with the contest between the fleet’s five Maxi yachts living up to the pre-race hype. At 8:00pm local time, Comanche leads seven-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI by one nautical mile, with Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal and Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 100 just a few miles behind the leading duo. ... [more]  

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]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Start photos by Andrea Francolini. ... [more]  

Comanche skipper Ken Read was in fine form in this video interview. He says On the first night, will there will be too much upwind to be able to send it? It absolutey plays on my mind as the skipper this boat is untested. We’re completely cutting edge, and when it's cutting edge it’s a Formula 1 race car that blows up its engine on the first lap. ... [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]  

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). Includes pre and start video. ... [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]  

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]  

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]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Oats XI trials Goose for Christmas
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - The Weather Gate *Feature
Yankees at the Gate - A pre Sydney-Hobart conversation with Ken Read *Feature
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 -A different Christmas
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovery video *Feature
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Another great journey south
Sydney Hobart - Ragamuffin's David Witt explains deck failure + Video
Wild Oats XI - Damage drama in lead-up to Sydney Hobart Race
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images by Photographer Carlo Borlenghi
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Everyone's in with a chance
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - To Hobart in Style
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Ken Read's notes on Comanche
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Rio 100 - A supermaxi is reborn + Video *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Team Vestas Wind being removed from reef
Tacking Battle : User feed back enhances smart device sailing game *Feature
Entries open for 2015 ORC Championship events
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Levelling the playing field
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race video preview
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It's a Woman’s world too
Moth Worlds – Looping the loop *Feature
Rio 2016 - Super-bugs found in Rio sailing waters   
Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 *Feature   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 22 show   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind images from the reef recovery   
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   


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