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Figaro, Artemis Racing and Dinghy Shows - News from Europe and beyond | 01/03/2013
European sailing news, 2020 Olympics, Sail-World toolbar and more | 15/02/2013
Finish lines, TP52s and Extreme Action - Europe and World Sailing News | 13/02/2013
Vendee capsize and ISAF action - European and World Sailing News | 04/02/2013
Vendée, AC and the Road to Rio - Sailing News from Europe and Beyond | 27/01/2013
Sail-World on board Emirates AC 72, Vendee + more news | 18/11/2012
ISAF Annual Meeting 2012 - Sailing News from Europe and Beyond | 06/11/2012
AC72 Pitchpole —Sailing News from Europe and Beyond | 18/10/2012
Cups, Winds, and Vendee on the way – European Sailing News | 11/10/2012
London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics Newsletter - Day 5 | 04/08/2012
London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics Newsletter - Day 5 | 03/08/2012
London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics Newsletter - Day 4 | 02/08/2012
London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics Newsletter - Day 3 | 01/08/2012
London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics Newsletter - Day 2 | 31/07/2012
London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics Newsletter - Day 1 | 30/07/2012
London 2012 Olympics - The BS stops when the flag drops... | 24/07/2012
Groupama, the Volvo Ocean Race and lots more sailing news | 05/07/2012
Volvo, Kieler Woche, America's Cup fire and more sailing news | 22/06/2012
Telefonica gone - the latest sailing news from around the world | 15/06/2012
Volvo closeness, Sail for Gold, Melges 20 and more now sailing news | 05/06/2012
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News - New Zealand & the World

Artemis Racing took their development AC45 out on San Francisco Bay, yesterday. Videographer, John Navas was there to catch all the action on high resolution video. ... [more]  

The second 20-mile Olympic course race of the One Ton Revisited series produced another classic day on the inner-Hauraki Gulf . The ENE breeze blew 10 to 12 knots at the start and built to 12 to 15 knots by the finish. The recently restored, former One Ton Cup winner Rainbow II (Chris Bouzaid) was in her element and won by an impressive 6m 40s on IRC corrected time ... [more]  

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]  

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. Today we have feedback from Will Oxley of Team Alvimedica, Andrew Cape of Team Brunel and from Jean Luc Nelias of Mapfre, the winner of Leg Four. ... [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 – Nip and tuck racing ahead to the finish in Auckland
Barcelona World Race - Pedestrian Pacific, Atlantic highway to home
America's Cup: Artemis Racing lines up against Oracle Team USA - Video
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   


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