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An avalanche of happenings in the world of sailing | 27/06/2013
Supermoon sailing...Bosphorus demo...liferaft stowage...more | 06/06/2013
The ultimate for seasickness...summer sailstice...Orlova sunk... more | 31/05/2013
Adventure sailing, new gizmos, sailors needed to track climate change | 24/05/2013
Superyacht sail winners, Bali rally, four voyages: four disasters,more | 17/05/2013
Atlantic rally frenzy...Phuket yacht attacks...lightning boat death | 09/05/2013
Fastest ever solo Circ...lessons from a lost sailor...'genuine' fakes | 02/05/2013
Island mystery solved,shallow water rescues, sailing with others, more | 26/04/2013
Botched rescues...the Swan that wouldn't sink...caring for your belts | 18/04/2013
solo sailors: tragedy to triumph, paper charts or not, Go Go six fish! | 11/04/2013
Zebra coloured winches, carbon monoxide tragedy, paper charts extinct? | 04/04/2013
Cruising sailors and the growing popularity of rallies | 21/03/2013
Sailing news from home - if you live in the world... | 14/03/2013
Dekker-now the film, headsets for peaceful anchoring, sail to the Pole | 07/03/2013
Northwest Passage tally,new-born baby sails the Southern Ocean,more... | 28/02/2013
Sail-World reaches 15 other languages | 21/02/2013
'New stuff', picking up tricks and tips... | 14/02/2013
Shackleton news, solo sailing adventurers, whale tales | 07/02/2013
Shackleton Epic and Pete Goss in the Southern Ocean | 31/01/2013
The issues of remote Southern Ocean rescues - what do you think? | 24/01/2013
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News - New Zealand & the World

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Top international yachting photographer, Carlo Borlenghi was in the air above the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race fleet and provided these images of the third day of racing in the classic ocean race, as the leaders closed in on the finish, and the dock celebrations by Wild Oats XI. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI and Comanche Finish Images *Feature by Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania
The Comanche and Wild Oats XI teams were equally gracious in victory and defeat on the dockside in Hobart today. It had been a close fought battle and while Comanche had reeled Wild Oats XI back in overnight to within 9nm , there simply wasn't enough air to power up the American boat in the run across Storm Bay and up the Derwent River. ... [more]  

The third OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC in 32 years has attracted 74 entries from six nations. The sailors have enjoyed a mix of conditions over the past three days with two very informal pre-regattas to test the sailors and the race team. On Friday, Boxing Day, about 20 boats went out in 15-18 knots and sunny skies, to sail three short races. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Spithill was one of six helmsmen on Comanche. 'We can’t leave it at that,' he declared after finishing in Hobart. He says that on his watch this morning the boat reached a top speed of 32 knots and knows what she is capable of. 'Everybody got to see the true potential of this boat at the start. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - 'This is the sweetest victory by far,' Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards declared today after steering the silver-grey thoroughbred to a record eighth line honours victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. 'To rewrite a bit of sailing history doesn’t come along every day. To win a Hobart is a great honour but to win an eighth; I can’t believe I am here,' Richards said. ... [more]  

Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water at 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours finish and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

Wild Oats XI entered the Derwent River some forty minutes ahead of Comanche at the Iron Pot and gybed her way up river in 5-10 knot southeaster, bright sunshine and crystal clear light to take a record breaking eighth line honours win in this race at 3.03pm The size of spectator fleet that accompanied Wild Oats XI and the crowds on the dock were much the largest ever sen for this race. ... [more]  

The Volvo 70 Giacomo has lost her rig in the vicinity of Maria Island. A second yacht Wedgetail (an RP55) lost the top off her mast in the same area at the same time. Giacomo is a Volvo 70 owned and skippered by Jim Delegat (NZL) and has a full New Zealand crew aboard ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Wild Oats XI takes number eight by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team
Wild Oats XI finished at 303pm, with her big A2 flying. Her elapsed time was two days two hours three minutes and twenty six seconds 02:02:03:26 That was some eight hours outside the race record she set in 2012 of 1 day, 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds. ... [more]  

At the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race photographer Daniel Forster was on the water and provided this gallery of images from Day 2. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI scores comfortable 8th win by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Wild Oats XI (Oatley family) has crossed the finish line for the Rolex Sydney Hobart race to take her eighth win in the offshore classic. She crossed the finish line in the Derwent River sailing on port tack with a big asymmetrical headsail flying, and accompanied by a bevy of spectator craft as she crossed the finish line at 3.00pm local time. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI is still leading the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart, some 38-nm from Hobart, and hoping to close in on a record eighth line honours win. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The crew on the American super maxi Comanche have not thrown in the towel. They do not believe the race for line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart is over despite Wild Oats XI’s commanding lead. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Bob Oatley’s 10 year-old super maxi Wild Oats XI is racing towards an historic eighth line honours victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart this morning. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats rounds Tasman Island *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Seven time race winner, Wild Oats XI (Oatley family) looks set to take her eighth win, after rounding Tasman Island just before noon, local time. The supermaxi rounded the landmark with a ten mile lead over the US supermaxi Comanche and has about 35nm to sail in a direct line to the finish line off Hobart. ... [more]  

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]  

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]  

Photographer Howard Wright was on the water at the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [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]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart: Clouds backs the small boats for overall win
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Delegat on Giacomo's race expectations *Feature
Rolex Sydney to Hobart: Replay video coverage on Sail-World *Feature
Sydney Hobart - Comanche leads but Oats XI keeps the rubber band on
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Comanche leads in softening morning breeze *Feature
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Supermaxi contest + Video
Rolex Sydney-Hobart: Chase boat video of Comanche's fast charge
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Images from the flying start on Sydney harbour
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Start photos by Andrea Francolini
Sydney Hobart 2014 The Cutting edge Formula 1 yacht still leads
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 – Grand dame heads back to Sydney
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Giacomo holding own in upwind arm-wrestle *Feature
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Race Start Images by Crosbie Lorimer *Feature
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Strong winds predicted at Briefing for first day *Feature
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Hobart coverage - December 26 - Live
Rolex Sydney Hobart - The Peyron Perspective -Old People On New Boats
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   


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