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ARC, Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma), El Nino and hurricanes | 18/12/2006
Sail-World Cruising in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers | 10/12/2006
Sail-World's in the ARC | 01/12/2006
Sailor on the run...Antifouling study...questions over Bullimore on his way to Hobart... and much more... | 22/11/2006
Where is Tony Bullimore... ARC stories...how to keep healthy fuel...new South Pacific island.. and more | 16/11/2006
Anchoring for Smarties..ARC News...Top Environment Award for Exhaust System..and more | 09/11/2006
Watching the ARC, truth about Snubbers, Bay of Bengal piracy figures up | 01/11/2006
Dennis Conner in New York, arrested yachtsmen released, Beneteau price coming down | 25/10/2006
Sailor save refugees... new cruising boats... watch out for Houses at sea.. and more | 18/10/2006
More safety at sea, more in the Caribbean - Sir Chay Blyth's company in trouble and more | 11/10/2006
Tales of the solo sailors, blaze on Tall Ship, yacht missing in typhoon and more | 04/10/2006
Heading for Madeira | 28/09/2006
Bavaria Vision World Launch, Seawind Success, Boom Brake warnings and Boat Birthdays | 20/09/2006
Mystery ghost yachts and Gibraltar apes, Tangaroa's achievement and wireless wind - and much more | 14/09/2006
The Epirb that could save your life..World ARC great response..Borneo incentive for cruising race | 08/09/2006
Solo-circumnavigating grandmother, Tunisia, trailing gens and more | 04/09/2006
Sail-World Cruising News | 25/08/2006
Malta features in today's World Cruising Magazine | 17/08/2006
The Med, Panama more cruising with Sail-World | 17/08/2006
Wiring Diagram - Don't leave port without it.. Weather Maps.. 2007 Cruising Adventures..and more... | 09/08/2006
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News - New Zealand & the World

Mar 3,2015: China gave markets a pleasant surprise over the weekend with an interest rate cut. Chinese Governments officials must set the growth targets, and to achieve any where near 7% would require stimulus, hence the interest rate cut. The stimulus was good news for global markets, ... [more]  

2015 RC44 Championship Tour - With less than a month to go, eleven teams are eagerly anticipating the season-opener set to take place in Malta's renowned capital of Valletta, the historic 'City of Knights', from 25-29 March. ... [more]  

It’s been a month since the International Paralympic Committee publicized its decision to drop sailing from the slate of sports at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Since then ISAF has stepped up to lead the appeal for reinstatement. At US Sailing, we believe ISAF leadership is critical to our chances of overturning this decision, and we are pleased to see President Carlo Croce take this on himself ... [more]  

Top international photographer, Chris Cameron is working out of the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Auckland. ... [more]  

NZ Rigging Supplied the Mast and Rigging package for Adrian Walters new Shaw 11 mtr 'Little Nico'. The mast is a High Modulus mast with internal locks on all halyards, internal mast jack, one piece Nomex cored box section boom, and composite rigging.cored box section boom, and composite rigging. ... [more]  

The New Zealand Hobie 16 Nationals was a great success. Conducted by the Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa there was varied weather conditions. Sailors from New Zealand, Korea, Australia and New Caledonia giving the true international feel. ... [more]  

Choosing the northern route turned out to be a brilliant tactical decision. But not all decisions went so well. Because of one wrong gybe and changed weather patterns, Team Brunel lost its lead in less than a day. With only the Volvo Ocean Race tracker as a guide, it’s difficult for fans to understand how the Dutch team lost more than 80 nautical miles. Skipper Bouwe Bekking looks explains ... [more]  

After successful campaigns in Waikawa and Wellington over the summer Craig Edwards and his team on Flying Machine must be seen to be the favourites to defend their Knight Frank South Island Young 88 title this weekend on Lyttelton Harbour. But Edwards is not expecting have it all his own way. ... [more]  

The Farr 40 Pacific Sundance (Bernard Hyde) again took line honours in race 2 of the One Ton Revisited regatta – a 20-mile Olympic course off Auckland’s East Coast Bays. But, the winner on corrected time was the S&S 36 Rainbow II (Chris Bouzaid) which now leads on overall points after a second in the opening race on Saturday and now a victory today. ... [more]  

Doyle Sails has announced that effective immediately, Peter Boyd will be acting as their representative in the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a key location for Doyle, particularly with a high percentage of Doyle’s cruising customer base clearing out of Opua. Based in Paihia, Peter will also be spending regular time in the Pacific Islands and can provide support to Doyle cruisers ... [more]  

The Farr 40 Pacific Sundance (Bernard Hyde) did the line and handicap double in Race 1 of the One Ton Revisited series on Saturday. It was a severe test of light airs sailing, with Auckland and the inner Hauraki Gulf locked in the relentless grip of the high pressure systems that have made summer in these parts one of the warmest and driest on record. ... [more]  

Dutch Finn sailor, Pieter-Jan Postma stopped a clean sweep in the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland regatta, by NZL Sailing Team members. The four day regatta was plagued with light winds, with full racing only on the final day with a light sea breeze early in the morning building into perfect sailing conditions later in the day. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ... [more]  

Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ... [more]  

At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ... [more]  

The annual Queen of the Harbour 18ft Skiff race took place on Sydney Harbour today and resulted in Gayle Beck being crowned the Queen of Sydney Harbour for 2015. ... [more]  

Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ... [more]  

MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ... [more]  

Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ... [more]  

Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ... [more]  

Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ... [more]  

Feb 27, 2015: The EUR was battered overnight, as the Dollar surged. NZ Trade data was as expected, with contraction from Exports and Imports, although the balance was positive. Central Bank activity remains the major driver of currencies while insipid economic data does not support the robust economic recovery many touted. T ... [more]  

Day 2 started with the Postponement Flag hanging from the official regatta flagpole but at 1100 hours it was lowered, as there was a faint breath of air filling in on the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland race courses. A light northwest breeze came in and was eventually good enough for the race committee to start laying courses. ... [more]  

This week, Kiwis have been hearing a lot about the role of a Performance Analyst and Coach, with Emirates Team NZ claiming that the function will be vital to their success in the 2017 America's Cup. Orace Team USA's Philippe Presti describes what a Performance Coach does and how they were able to effect the catch-up on Emirates Team NZ during the final half of the 34th America's Cup Match. ... [more]  

For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Ian Walker’s crew on Azzam is almost leveled with the northern tip of New Zealand, and has managed to keep a small amount of separation from the Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE, all separated by 3-5 nautical miles north to south and within 10nm east to west. Now its time for the reverse Coastal race. ... [more]  

If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]  

High Performance Yacht Design conference during Volvo OR stopover
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature
One Ton Revival: New sails by Doyle for Bouzaid's Rainbow II
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – No sleep until Auckland
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 26 - Big jump for AUD
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature
AC45 Turbo Training - Oracle Team USA images by pressure-drop + Video
Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Light shifty conditions on Day 1
America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race – The race tightens as New Zealand looms
Barcelona World Race - Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn
America's Cup: Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ
Volvo Ocean Race: Barkow and Lush - from the Olympics to the Volvo *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Its anyone's race - Leg 4 to Auckland
Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Racing underway Thursday morning
Barcelona World Race - A time for extra care and caution
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat pass Cape Horn
2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - NOR released
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 25 - Politics prevail in Greece
49er and FX Nationals: Brazillian crew wins NZ Open Championships   
The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 4 Week 3   
Maverick wins Etchells Auckland Champs   
NZL Sailing Team: 15 campaigns named in 2015 Team   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 24 - Greeks have deadline of today   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 23 show   
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home   
Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride   
Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on   
Sydney Yachts National Championships, Pittwater 2015 - Day 3 Video   
America's Cup: Spooner fails in attempt to have Oracle AC45 arrested   
Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur resume, Spirit of Hungary stuck   
Volvo Ocean Race – Smiles vanished from faces of Team Brunel   
2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World – Emerging Nations Programme announced   
Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop   
Big fleet for Panmure Lagoon SC 38th edition RSA Regatta   
US Sailing Match Racing Committee launches The Dial Up Newsletter   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 7   
NZ 470 and Nacra 17 Nationals: NZL Sailing Team take titles   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday   


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