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Foiling Moth Worlds: Images from Practice Day at Sorrento By Sail-World, , 11:09 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Top international photographer, Thierry Martinez was on the water at Sorrento, Melbourne to capture the action ahead of start of the 2015 Int Moth Worlds on Port Phillip. ...

55th 12 Foot Skiff Interdominion Championship - Aussies hold lead By Di Pearson, 12ft skiff media, , 10:03 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
55th 12 Foot Skiff Interdominion: The Sydney Sailmakers crew of Nick Press-Andrew Stevenson continues to make light work of the 12ft Skiff Interdominion with a win and a second place on Sydney Harbour today, but the top Kiwi crews of Little Bus (Chris Reid-Andrew Clarke and C-Tech White, Alex Vailings-Fraser Brown proved a force to be reckoned with. ...

Prince Philip Cup 2015 - Ingate takes the lead in Dragon Champs By David Staley – Sailing Manager, , 9:00 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Prince Philip Cup: Fellow RSYS sailor Wolf Breit in 'Shapes' trails Ingate by one point after leading yesterday. Today’s breeze was rock steady at 190 degrees all day, building from 8-10 knots for the first start to 13-14 knots for the last run. The sun was shining, the waves were moderate. 'Just perfect racing conditions – you couldn’t ask for more', said Robert Campbell (GBR) after racing today. ...

2015 Musto Performance Skiff World Championship - Day 1 By Rick Steuart, Perth , 8:17 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Thirty eight boats came to Perth to compete for the Nationals and World Championships and they were entranced by the laid back atmosphere offered by their host club, the Mounts Bay Sailing Club. Internationally recognised Race Officer Andy Curnow assembled a great team to look after both the nationals and worlds and by the time that the nationals were finished ...

Zhik Australian 49er Championships - Joel Turner and Lewis Brake win By Bronwen Hemmings, , 3:45 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Based at Jervoise Bay, Western Australia, the 2014-15 Australian 9er Championships conducted five days of Olympic class sail racing. Southport Yacht Club were represented by Joel Tuner and Lewis Brake, competing in the 49er class. With five days of strong competitive racing, the crew of Why Seas won 10 of the 15 races finishing the championships on top in first place (first). ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind reveal more detail of program *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 10:59 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Last Friday, when it became known that Team Vestas Wind had made a decision to rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race, the team and primary sponsors, Vestas Wind and Powerhouse called an international media conference in Abu Dhabi, with a series of invited international sailing media online. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in KL bound for Italy By Rick Deppe, Volvo Ocean Race, Kuala Lumpur , 10:40 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Rick Deppe from Volvo Ocean Race updates on the progress with the rebuild of Team Vestas Wind: We’re in Kuala Lumpur, at the Port Klang shipping terminal. That’s where the Maersk Line freighter MV Jula S has arrived. With the Team Vestas Wind boat on it. ...

EFPT Sailor and Rookie of the Year 2014 - Winners By EFPT, , 3:29 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
After a selection of European Freestyle Pro Tour riders done by the EFPT crew and industry partners, 10 freestyle windsurfers made it into the public voting that has been online for two weeks on After a few days only it became obvious that the followership and support of one certain windsurfer was way beyond the others. ...
[more] - Contributors Guidelines *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 11:09 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Whether its information about yachts, catamarans or dinghies, or tales of your adventures on the water, there is always a story waiting to be told. Sail-World is happy to receive your articles - be it profiles of people and boats, techniques, safety or seamanship. Read on for the guidelines for submitting an article, including commercial articles - if the information is of value to our readers ...

International 14 Teams Racing Worlds - Warm up tests teams preparation By Tracey Johnstone - i14 World Championships Media, , 11:06 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
International 14 Teams Racing World Championships 2015: It gave these competitors a chance to test their equipment and familiarising themselves with several of their competitors. The friendly showdown was held by host club, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, close to the shoreline where waterfront visitors and office workers were able to enjoy the spectacle of the fast-paced racing. ...

The 2015 Open Australian Laser Championships - Overall report By Rick Steuart, Mandurah , 10:14 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
The sea breeze was a lot kinder on Sunday at the 2015 Open Australian Laser Nationals in Mandurah. Instead of bolting in as it did on Saturday, it eased its way in and by 1 pm, the RO Ross Wilson had the Gold Radials in sequence and racing had commenced. ...

Is your Publicity Officer ready to send news to Sail-World? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 9:03 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Nationals... If your club, association or race committee would like to publicise or report on an event, especially its National titles, stories, pictures and or results can be uploaded via our Contributors System at the top right of the site. ...

OK Dinghy World Championship: World Champion Matt Stechmann talks By Robert Deaves, , 5:41 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Yesterday we brought you some of the interview with Matt Stechmann (NZL), who won the OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC on January 4 after a week of unusual and confounding weather. Here is the complete interview, taken shortly after he came ashore after claiming the title. ...

2015 International 14 World Championship - I14 family reunites By Tracey Johnstone, , 3:18 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Sixty-nine teams are converging on Geelong for the seven race series being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay from the seventh to 16th January 2015. ...

OKs finish in the middle of a high! By Alex McKinnon, , 11:54 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Alex McKinnon was the official photographer for the 2014 International OK Dinghy World Championships. Run out of the delightful Black Rock Yacht Club on the shores of Melbourne's Port Phillip, the fleet endured many hours on the beach due to high winds, significant moguls and then the complete opposite! ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - 'Three musketeers' By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:40 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: If during the pre-start hours in Barcelona there were fears that one Barcelona World Race duo might conjure up a breakaway in the opening days, so far such worries remain unfounded. Among the 'three musketeers' who are making the pace - albeit at speeds of a Sunday promenade today - there is still very little to choose between them. ...

Australian 420 Nationals: Kiwis just out of top ten By Angus Haslett, , 12:05 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Racing for the final day was a 10.00am scheduled start and from our experience over the past week we were a little dubious that the breeze would be in by then. None the less when the boats headed out there was a steady 6-7 knot offshore breeze and a start looked hopeful, but as it has done over the week the land breeze dies off and the sea breeze then takes over, so a few course changes and a litt ...

OK Worlds: Matt Stechmann wins World OK's after classic Black Rock day By Robert Deaves, , 11:31 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
After a week of uncooperative weather at Black Rock, Australia, the OK Dinghy World Championship wrapped up in perfect Port Phillip conditions. Matt Stechmann (NZL) did just enough to take the title by one point from Luke O'Connell (NZL), who won a three way points tie with defending champion, Roger Blasse (AUS), who took third overall, and Greg Wilcox (NZL) in fourth. ...

2014-15 Zhik Australian 9er Championships - Champions crowned By David Price, Jervoise Bay SC, WA , 8:25 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2014-15 Zhik Australian 9er Championships being held at Jervoise Bay on Western Australia’s spectacular coastline promised everything for the three fleets of 29ers, 49erFXs and 49ers totalling 65 boats all hanging on the results of the final day’s competition. ...

Going for Gold at the 2015 Open Australian Laser Championships By Rick Steuart, Mandurah , 8:10 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
The sea breeze came booming in and RO Ross Wilson was taking full advantage of it. With the luxury of all six races under his belt he indicated that the next four would be even better in the lead up to the final day. The breeze on both days started in the south and worked around to the south west with the first day finishing with 20 knots and the Saturday with better than 20 knots ...

Line honours to Beau Geste in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:49 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - Guided by a full moon and making the most of the warm NE breeze the international crew of 17 on Karl Kwok’s 80-foot maxi Beau Geste took line honours tonight in the protracted Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race. ...

Barcelona World Race - A record, but no easy way out for Hugo Boss By Barcelona World Race, , 3:34 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
A new record for the 538-mile opening passage from Barcelona to Gibraltar was set by Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes when they exited the Mediterranean on Hugo Boss on Thursday evening, leading the Barcelona World Race. But their passage into the Atlantic proved problematic when they then hit two unidentified objects and hooked a net around their keel in strong winds and muscular seas. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet away to a foggy start for Leg 3 By Sail-World, , 1:37 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) led the six boat fleet Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of their home city of Abu Dhabi at the start of Leg 3 in a blanket of fog. Light winds are forecast for the first few days of a stage which is expected to take about three weeks before the six boats arrive in Sanya, China. ...

2014-15 Zhik Australian 9er Championships - Strong conditions By David Price, Jervoise Bay SC, WA , 1:37 PM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
It was never going to be a soft regatta off the Western Australian coast here at Jervoise Bay Sailing Club, 10 minutes south of Fremantle, and Huey has not disappointed many of the best young skiff sailors in the world at the 2014-15 Zhik Australian 9er Championships. ...

The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Joint Navigation Winners for Leg 2 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 12:10 PM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
\The B&G Navigators Prize for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 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. ...

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