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BAR in Bermuda, First AC45 in Italy, World Cup Miami, Barcelona..more | 31/01/2015
The Fat Lady is clearing her throat, VOR, Miami and more | 22/01/2015
Moth Worlds, Hugo Boss dismasted, VOR- head for Malacca, Plastic soup | 18/01/2015
Of Moths, Volvo, Barcelona and more… | 15/01/2015
New BAR HQ…Barcelona WR…Snake attack…Don’t shoot, we’re racing | 10/01/2015
Is your event, class or club getting its sailing news to the World? | 08/01/2015
Rolex Sydney Hobart wrap ...Redress significant... Tour de Comanche | 01/01/2015
Sail-World News – the eve of the 2014 Sydney Hobart | 25/12/2014
Big plan, Mapfre without Martinez, AC, £ 366,391.95 – Nico Interviews | 20/12/2014
VOR Nico surprises, Problems for ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sydney Hobart | 18/12/2014
Ocean Race wreck-rescue and it’s Bermuda for next Americas Cup | 05/12/2014
ACWS in Portsmouth…Sir Robin an inspirational legend …. RYA Awards | 27/11/2014
VOR Start & Tropical Cyclones…AC Protocol…Battle of 9er’s in Abu Dhabi | 20/11/2014
Route du Rhum…VOR… Int. Sailing Summit… ISAF decisions | 15/11/2014
2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race: The best of Leg 1 | 14/11/2014
Route du Rhum….. Volvo Ocean ‘Ice Gate’……29er Europe Cup | 31/10/2014
Volvo fleet soon out of Doldrums... Argo Gold Cup …IMOCA with foils | 23/10/2014
Volvo fleet heading for Canaries..Sailing Champions League…ISAF Worlds | 16/10/2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 1 - Veterans lead fleet towards Gibraltar | 12/10/2014
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Just hours before the start | 11/10/2014
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News - New Zealand & the World

At the conclusion of competition today, on what was the penultimate day of the ISAF World Cup series regatta, Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech have an unassailable 50 point gap over second place and consequently must simply show up for the race, then return to shore to be awarded the 49erFX gold medal. ... [more]  

The Gold medals have been decided in four events on Day 5 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami. Finn sailor Giles Scott (GBR), is not the only one guaranteed to finish in a gold medal position tomorrow. Nacra 17 team Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA), Women’s RS:X dominator Bryony Shaw (GBR) and the breakaway 49erFX Kiwis, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) join him with gold in the bag. ... [more]  

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time but the shock news is that sailing will not be a 2020 Paralympic sport. ... [more]  

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - After a month of racing, the Barcelona World Race fleet is through into the Southern Ocean. As is often the case, the distances between the boats have widened as they’ve entered the Roaring Forties. The leading crews, who were first to hit the strong winds of the southern latitudes, had a great opportunity to make good their escape. ... [more]  

2015 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta - Chris Steele and his crew from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have won, beating local skipper Sam Gilmour on a count back after racing in the final was curtailed by light winds. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has assured himself his first victory of the year after two more races were sailed Friday in the lightest winds of the week at the Sailing World Cup Miami. He now sits 23 points ahead of Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), who had the best day to rise from fourth to second. Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) is third, just one point further back. ... [more]  

GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is, quite literally, flying. The catamarans that soared above the waves in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francsco have taken the sailing world by storm. The boats have revolutionised sailing technology and competition, giving rise to the creation of new classes. ... [more]  

Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing - Congratulations to Dongfeng Race Team on an almost wire-to-wire victory in Leg 3. A really impressive, some might say flawless performance made them the first Chinese boat to win a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race ... [more]  

Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of www.boatson.tv and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ... [more]  

Former One Ton Cup Champion, Rainbow II emerged from the historic Vos Shed on the Auckland waterfront after a full restoration. She has been taken to the Pier 21 where the rig was stepped and final preparations are being made for the boat’s launching at 10am on Monday (2 February, 2015). ... [more]  

The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ... [more]  

2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - A yacht abandoned in Bass Strait and not expected to be seen again has ‘done a Lazarus’ and become the first entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015, which will be staged from August 15 to 22. ... [more]  

Sailing on the Swan River, in the tightest event in the history of the Warren Jones Youth Regatta, three skippers from three nations share the top spot on the leader board at the end of the double round robin. Australia’s Matt Jerwood, Dane Joachim Aschenbrenner and Chris Steele from New Zealand are level with 18 wins each. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ... [more]  

New Zealand crews continue to lead in two classes after Day 4 at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. A total of six crews from the NZL Sailing Team are on target to make their medal race heading into the penultimate day of competition. In similar style to yesterday, today saw both of New Zealand’s two-handed women’s crews, in the 470 and the 49erfX skiff, extend their points leads even further. ... [more]  

Now it would have been easy to fill a goblet on Tuesday with the rain that was blanketing Sydney Harbour. However, our reference is to the Milson Goblets being run each night this week and then concluding on Saturday with three more races. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is hosting both the Milson Goblets, and then next week the Etchells NSW State Championship, too. ... [more]  

At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas?' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ... [more]  

January 29, 2015: Apple shattered records with massive jumps in sales and profits. This boosted tech equities and allowed a rebound from yesterdays losses, although energy shares weighed heavily, as Oil dropped below $45/barrel. ... [more]  

Doyle Sails had more success last weekend in the Auckland Optimist Championships, taking first and second overall in the 110 strong Open fleet. Six countries were represented in the event, and young sailors came the length of New Zealand to compete in the regatta that is a ranking event for World and International team selection. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 3 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

NZL Sailing Team womens crews still lead in the Women’s 470 and 49erFX after Day 3 of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Gold fleet racing got underway today. Both of New Zealand’s women’s double-handed crews extended their overall leads. ... [more]  

It was windshift upon windshift upon shift upon windshift on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami sailed on Biscayne Bay Presented by Sunbrella, the premier regatta has attracted 599 boats and 768 sailors who were adjusting all day to one thing or another. If it wasn't the wind direction that was changing, it was the wind speed. ... [more]  

Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, have shipped two foiling Nacra 20 catamarans to Bermuda and have become the first team to commence sailing operations at the Venue for the next Cup. The team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda, last week. ... [more]  

January 28, 2015:Durable Goods Orders contracted 3.4%, which is a trend scaring many, as a contradiction to the strong economic recovery the US has vaunted. Earnings from corporate giants Caterpillar and Microsoft floundered and stock prices tanked. ... [more]  

There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ... [more]  

Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on Sydney harbour last Sunday and captured these images from Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championships ... [more]  

Danish skipper Joachim Aschenbrenner has taken over the top spot on the leader board after the second day of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, the young skipper from the Royal Danish Yacht Club ends the day with a score of thirteen wins from fifteen starts. ... [more]  

New Zealand short-handed sailor, Conrad Colman is on his second two handed round the world race, this time aboard the Spirit of Hungary with Nandor Fa sailing in the Barcelona Round the World Race: I had noticed a couple of chafing zones on the mainsail so I prepared some patches and the Dr. Sails flexible epoxy glue so we could drop the main quickly ... [more]  

Editorial from Sail-World.com’s New Zealand e-magazine for January 27, 2014: We look at the latest twist in the America's Cup 2013 edition - which just won't come to an end. Sailing history was created in Sanya, China on Tuesday - we explain why. And there is a quick look at one of the biggest Junior one design regattas ever held in New Zealand - whch happened over the long weekend at Wakatere BC ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Breeze in the teens on Day 2
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: NZL Sailing Team lead in three classes
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges ISAF complaint against Tienpont
Navico's GoFree announces personal and social mapping utility upgrade
Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya
Warren Jones International Youth Regatta Day 1
ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images by Ingrid Abery
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 27 - Greek outcome expected
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica wins first podium place in Sanya
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng scores historic victory for China
ISAF World Sailing Cup: Kiwis start strongly in Miami
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng release first DroneCam video from Leg 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Chinese team set historic first with home port win
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives on time in Genoa + Video
America's Cup - Virgin considers backing Ben Ainslie, BAR
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview
Barcelona World Race - A game of chase
Quantum Key West Race Week: Four GC32's make spectacular USA debut
Volvo Ocean Race – Frostad says Caudrelier proving them wrong *Feature
NSW 18ft Skiff Championship wide open + Video
Auckland Optimists: More images from Day 3 at Wakatere   
Auckland Optimists: Images from Day 3 at Wakatere   
Auckland Optimist and Starling Championships: Final Results and Images   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed   
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Countdown begins   
Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng set to create a piece of sailing history   
Auckland Optimist Championships: Images from Wakatere   
Classic 18fters racing on Sydney Harbour   
Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage   
More images from the Mahurangi Regatta   
Images of Mahurangi Classics Regatta: Brilliant day, beautiful boats   
Mahurangi Regatta: Classic racing in beautiful conditions   
2015 Australian Match Racing Championship - Winner announced   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Fantastic finish   
Barcelona World Race: Weather beacons launched midrace   
Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 23 - Dollar slide continues   
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Will at the Races - Day 3   
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Mayhem finds form on Day 3   
Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew   


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