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Sail World Asia: AC warm up, PC Classic, Qingdao declares for Clipper, more... | 28/03/2007
Sail World Asia: Frank Pong interview, Ho Chi Ho, Qingdao Clipper, more... | 26/03/2007
Sail World Asia: CIBS, Sika in China, stress-relief sailing, more... | 19/03/2007
Sail World Asia: L'Hydroptere record, Shiraishi in Norfolk, AC run-up heats up, more... | 16/03/2007
Sail World Asia: Aden pirates, Velux 5 Oceans, Star Worlds, more... | 14/03/2007
Sail World Asia: President's Cup, Longtze christened, new Beau Geste, more... | 11/03/2007
Sail World Asia: Manila-Boracay, Boat Tech, IRC ratings, more... | 04/03/2007
Sail World Asia: Maktoum Trophy, AC penalties, F18 Worlds, more... | 26/02/2007
Sail World Asia: Phang Nga Bay, Victory Challenge, Egypt boat show, more... | 24/02/2007
Sail World Asia: Maktoum Trophy, CHN 95, F18 Worlds, more... | 21/02/2007
Sail World Asia: Phang Nga Bay, F18 Worlds, China International Boat Show, more... | 19/02/2007
Sail World Asia: Gilmour on AC 2007, Fisher on AC 1851-2003, Curmudgeon on great regattas, more... | 14/02/2007
Sail World Asia: RLIR wrap-up, World Sailing League, Kylie's yacht, 2012 Olympics, more... | 12/02/2007
Sail World Asia: Royal Langkawi heats up, Boat Asia, Boat Tech Asia, more... | 09/02/2007
Sail World Asia: Maiden Hong Kong, Philippine Hobie Challenge, more... | 05/02/2007
Sail World Asia: Andaman 'pirates', Beneteau China fleet, boat shows galore, more... | 03/02/2007
Sail World Asia: CHN95, VOR stopovers, 505 Worlds, l'Hydroptere, more... | 31/01/2007
Sail World Asia: Taipei-HK record, Jumeirah regatta, Geelong Week, more... | 30/01/2007
Sail World Asia: Jumeirah Regatta, PSA, Boracay SIs... | 25/01/2007
VOR in Hong Kong, Velux 5 Oceans, 29er Worlds, 505 Pre-Worlds, more... | 23/01/2007
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News - New Zealand & the World

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 - 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, US Virgin Islands. Organizers of the St. Thomas International Regatta are proud to announce that Cruzan Rum and Presidente beer, distributed by Glazer’s Premier Distributors, LLC, will provide major sponsorship in support for the 2015 regatta. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Warwick Sherman never really wanted to do the Rolex Sydney Hobart, he’d done plenty of ocean racing, but bashing his way across Bass Strait to get to Tasmania just didn't grab him. Perversely, all that changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. ... [more]  

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has received overwhelming support for its Parade of Sail, to be held prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, and staged in honour of the 70th Hobart and the Club’s 70th anniversary. ... [more]  

The International Moth Class isn't exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there. Moths have been on foils for almost 10 years, yet besides talking to fellow moth sailors, there isn't a lot of information out there to help you master the skills and techniques needed to fly ... [more]  

America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ... [more]  

Wellington Ocean Sports will be running an Advanced Sea Survival Course over the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 January 2015. Advanced Sea Survival is a comprehensive theoretical and practical course required by crew competing in Category 1 offshore races. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Australia’s premier ocean race has always had an international flavour; Captain Illingworth, who started the whole Sydney Hobart thing was, after all, an Englishman. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ocean sailors are daft; why else would you think it a good idea to take a modern ocean racing yacht around the world on her own bottom to compete in lots and lots of races, some thousands of miles long? ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The island is off the NSW south coast, 155 nautical miles south of Sydney’s South Head and about 6 nm south-east of Narooma. Its lighthouse, built of granite quarried on the island, began operating in 1881. The island is a protected nature reserve. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hundreds of Australian sailors spend their lives trying to win the Tattersall’s Cup; year after year they declare in Hobart that this was their last Rolex Sydney Hobart - definitely - for sure. But 12 months later you spot them again at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, tinkering with their pride and joy and nervously eying off Boxing Day ... [more]  

America's Cup: Lawsuit against Oracle Racing lodged in San Francisco *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
In further legal fallout from the 34th America's Cup one of the New Zealand sailors named in an action bought by the International Sailing Federation has in turn lodged a lawsuit in a California Court against his former racing team, Oracle Racing Inc over boat fixing in America's Cup World Series ... [more]  

Counting down to Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 by Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 will see the re-emergence of Team HIFI skippered by Neil Pryde, and along with Team Oi! skippered by Peter Ahern, are top contenders for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy, which is given to the winner of the Racing Class title. Oi! clinched the trophy in 2014, and HIFI won in 2013. ... [more]  

2017 J/80 World Championships: The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) has an active J/80 fleet and attracts many more of the class to its summer series of regattas run annually from May through to September, in addition to match racing J/80s in the annual Grade 2 Match Cup. ... [more]  

Spectacular fire on Sydney Harbour captured on video *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Sydney sailing sports photographer, Beth Morley was on Sydney Harbour, capturing images of the Friday night racing, when a luxury launch caught fire nearby. I was out photographing the Ransa Sailing yacht race this evening when I saw smoke coming from the back of a large cruise boat around the back of Sow and Pigs (reef) area towards Middle Head. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World: The award is in recognition of the way he directed his crew during a dramatic man overboard rescue in the harsh northern Pacific Ocean last March. The Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship is an internationally renowned trophy awarded annually for an act of seamanship which significantly contributes to the safety of a yacht, or one or more individuals at sea. ... [more]  

OK Dinghy Worlds: Some sailors will even be in transit over the festive period, so thoughts of overindulgence will be a long way from their minds as they focus on the challenge ahead – overcoming the strong Australian team and preparing for the conditions on Port Phillip Bay. However, if the event is true to form - there will be overindulgence in competitive and fun racing. ... [more]  

The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - With the early weather outlook for next week’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race indicating it will be a sometimes torrid all-round test over the 628 nautical miles, the highly experienced crew of race record holder Wild Oats XI is feeling comfortable but not over-confident. ... [more]  

Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water to provided this gallery of images of Comanche. ... [more]  

December 19, 2014: Oil prices resumed downward momentum, testing new lows, pushing energy costs lower. NZ GDP numbers met expectations with the last quarter rising 1% to 3.2% annually. Modifications to the methodology of growth calculation cast a shadow over the numbers but the economy looks healthy compared to most. ... [more]  

Images from Mauritius as the Team Vestas Wind recovery crew prepare to depart for the Cargados Carajos Shoals, over 200nm away. The team have acquired some salvage equipment and will live aboard a chartered boat and attempt to float the boat over the reef and into the lagoon. ... [more]  

The skipper of Mapfre, Iker Martinez will leave the Campos managed Volvo Ocean Race entry for the third Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team cites a conflict between Martinez's Olympic commitments in the Nacra 17 and the Volvo Ocean Race, as the reason for the departure which the team says was a planned move. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) has flown back to a remote Indian Ocean reef to help oversee a complicated operation to retrieve his stranded boat after it was grounded there during Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race nearly three weeks ago. ... [more]  

The America's Cup Competitor Forum, comprising the six teams registered for the 2017 America’s Cup, has appointed Iain Murray as Regatta Director. The appointment was tipped a month ago in Sail-World.com. Under the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup, the appointment has to be approved by the majority of the competitors. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: The intention to enter the fleet of twelve Clipper 70s in the 71st edition has just been confirmed by Clipper Race organisers. The RSHYR will form part of the biennial Clipper Race series for a second time. The round-the-world fleet created much interest in 2013 as amateur sailors from over 40 different nationalities competed as part of their 40,000 mile circumnavigation. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 34th. Sailing news in sixty seconds-ish (2:46). Sail Sydney: Josh McKnight (Moth, 9:43), Tom Spithill (Moth, 12:45), Olivia Price & Eliza Solly (FX, 15:24) Tom Burton (Laser, 23:20) James Wierzbowski (Extreme 40's, 32:08) and much more ... [more]  

December 18, 2014: Oil(Brent) rebounded to $63 overnight pushing energy stocks higher and boosting equity markets. The NZD Currently trades 0.6207 and 0.4925 against the EUR and GBP, down slightly on yesterdays levels. The NZDAUD has been trading in a wide volatile range in the last 24 hours sitting 0.9440 this morning, down from a high of 0.9490. ... [more]  

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
IFDS Worlds 2014 New Video Memories - Halifax is just a click away!
TeamVodafoneSailing enjoys a busy spring season
McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Must see, seriously fun event
2015 Auckland to Wellington Race: Expression of interest required
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race sets up independent inquiry into Vestas Wind disaster
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel: sweet victory
2014 OK Dinghy Worlds Preview one - Last but not least   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 8 - Superb podium finish for Realteam   
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature   
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One last modification to Wild Oats XI   
Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 2 - Frosty, Hoonigan and Wilbo *Feature   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 15 December 2014   
Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO   
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Swiss team Alinghi wins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Images from Act 8 + Series' Highlights video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team - Leg Two review   
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi crowned 2014 and Sydney champions   
Extreme Sailing Series -Sydney Land Rover recognises talent   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images   
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi dons ESS Crown, Oman Air wins award   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 13 - Oil prices crash to new low   
18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy   
ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos   
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Hat-trick for Tom Burton   
Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result   


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