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2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy: Invitation Race gets underway Friday arvo By, Sydney , 7:01 AM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
Racing in the 2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial world championship for the 18ft class gets underway on Friday afternoon Racing for this year Championship starts at 3:00 tomorrow afternoon with the Invitation race sponsored by Mojo ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Going north to be faster south By, , 8:38 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Gonzalo Infante, VOR resident meteorologist in Alicante explains why Team SCA and Brunel have chosen to head north, now 150 nm from the leading pack. 'The first principle is that after the Luzon Strait, the new stronger breeze will come from the north. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 9 show By Sail-World, , 2:12 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 36th. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 11 - Greeks won't discard bail-out By Collinson FX, , 2:00 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Feb 11, 2015: Equity markets settled overnight with talk of a compromise on the Greek debt negotiations. The Greek Government announced that is would not discard the bailout package and look to honour 70% of the austerity demands. ...

WMRT Monsoon Cup : Swinton struggles through sickness on Day 2 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 1:26 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Keith Swinton struggled through sickness to notch up two wins and zero losses, on Day 2 of the Monsoon Cup sailed in Malaysia.The skipper of Team Alpari FX, along with bowman Ricky McGarvie, was struck down by a bug that saw them driven off to hospital after their matches were complete. ...

Barcelona World Race: Neutrogena reroute to south of New Zealand By Barcelona World Race Media, , 12:32 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Neutrogena, the second placed competitor in the Barcelona World Race, hase suffered an engine problem which affects their ability to generate electrical power. Guillermo Altadill (ESP) and Jose Munoz (CHI) have taken the decision to reroute to the south of New Zealand to make a technical repair. ...

Nothing's quite like the 18 Footers. By John Curnow, , 10:21 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Put very simply, they are incredibly captivating. Always a thrill to observe with their huge speed and even bigger spills. Last Sunday they were out for the President's Trophy ahead of the 2015 JJ Giltinan, which kicks off this Saturday, February 14 and concludes on the 22nd. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Will they have a splitting headache? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:04 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Team SCA and Team Brunel split from the pack yesterday to head north in stronger wind and to avoid hitting the huge compression of the Kuroshio Current which runs south to north in the West of the North Pacific. The other boats have now followed suit. On the router the differences are still quite small ...

The Mojo Wine family set their sights on big 18ft Skiff Championship By Frank Quealey, , 3:56 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
One of the great strengths of 18 Footer Racing over its 120-plus history has been the family involvement on a competitive level and the support of family members from the unique spectator ferry provided by the Australian 18 Footers League. ...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing images from San Francisco By Erik Simonson, , 3:36 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Images of Artemis Racing's AC45 based in Alameda, San Francisco. Images provided by www.Pressure-Drop.US ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Big waves, big decisions on Leg 4, Day 3 By and Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:21 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
They don’t call it life at the extreme for nothing. And the first 48 hours of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race have certainly lived up to that billing, pushing these sailors to their limits. ...

Etchells: Greenwood returns to take Flight 3 of Etchells By Etchells NZ media, , 10:13 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Craig Greenwood and crew of Affinity (1059) re-joined the fleet after an extended Christmas break with a strong performance to take out Flight 3 from Feng Shui (1348) and Valsheda (950). On another balmy Auckland evening. with the wind forecast to increase from an initial 12 knots, the crucial call was if and when to peel to a oilskin trouser ...

World Match Racing Tour: Wild Card wins three in Monsoon Cup Day 1 By World Match Racing Tour, , 2:59 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Monsoon Cup Malaysia, Pierre-Antoine Morvan’s Vannes Agglo Sailing Team is making the most of their Wild Card entry, winning all three of their matches on day one of the concluding event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Reigning World Champion Taylor Canfield and US One also took three wins from three, but Morvan’s performance is the greater surprise. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 10 - Greeks reverse austerity By Collinson FX, , 2:05 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Feb 10, 2015: The Greek Tsipras Government has announced the reversal of austerity measures agreed to allow the EC/IMF bailout. They have decided to re-employ state workers, raise the minimum wage, reduce taxes and halt privatization. This will be paid for by halting the servicing of the bailout debt. ...

Paralympic Sailing 2020- IFDS responds to leaked document By, , 1:45 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Paralympic Sailing 2020 - ISAF DSC Secretary, Bernard Destrubé explains the situation…… IFDS is still awaiting the official report of IPC's decision on excluding sailing from Tokyo 2020. In the light of the quantity of outrageously false and damaging information circulating on Facebook and then via the Sailing Media, I cannot remain silent any longer. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Day 3 - The fast chase to Luzon + Video By NZL and Volvo OR Media, Auckland , 12:46 PM Tue 10 Feb 2015 GMT
Although the Volvo Ocean Race isn't well known for its drag racing heritage, the fleet is yet again in a pedal to the metal, flat out chase/race to the next landmass, being Luzon at the northern end of the Philippines. ...

When you're hot you're hot- Dongfeng leads Volvo Ocean Race fleet east By, , 9:37 PM Mon 9 Feb 2015 GMT
Dongfeng won leg 3 to China, won the inshore race, led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Sanya Bay and is now leading Leg 4. From Dongfeng in the lead to Team SCA at the back, it’s just a very uncomfortable upwind bash to the Luzon Strait, lying between Taiwan and the Philippines. The next waypoint at Dai Island is some 300 nm away.. ...

America's Cup: TV deal cut again with NBC covering US viewers By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 8:23 PM Mon 9 Feb 2015 GMT
The America’s Cup has selected NBC Sports Group as its partner for the upcoming edition of the America’s Cup - The announcement of the TV deal comes ahead of the announcement of the venue for the America's Cup Qualifiers on February 15, 2015, as required by the Protocol governing the 35th America's Cup. ...

2020 Summer Paralympics - A damming critique of Sailing's submission *Feature By Laura Hale, , 12:26 PM Mon 9 Feb 2015 GMT
The 2020 Summer Paralympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 25 August to 6 September 2020. Craig Spence, the IPC’s Communication and Media Director, wrote a detailed response as to why sailing was eliminated from the 2020 Summer Paralympics program. Its a RED alert for sailing. Read and weep!!! ...

JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Thurlow Fisher Lawyers challenge By Frank Quealey, , 3:48 AM Mon 9 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Following victories in the 2006 (Casio Seapathfinder) and 2007 (Fiat) JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship regattas, Michael Coxon has had to be content with a number of podium finishes behind Seve Jarvin and his successful Gotta Love It 7 team. ...

Kiwis America's Cuppers join the MC38 Australian Championship series By Lisa Ratcliff, , 10:54 PM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
A new five-part championship series. Record numbers for the first encounter. Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup heavyweights heading across the Tasman Sea. It’s a promising start to a new season of Australian MC38 racing. The class association expects a record nine entries for the first event of the new series, and a smattering of serious sailing know-how as owners strengthen their cha ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Double Olympic Gold medalists win in Singapore By Extreme Sailing Series + NZL, , 7:41 PM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
The Red Bull Sailing Team from Austria had the points advantage heading into the final day and held their nerve, despite the onslaught from SAP Extreme Sailing Team in a cut and thrust battle that went down to the last few metres of the final race that eventually denied SAP Extreme Sailing Team the Singapore trophy by just five points. ...

Northland duo dominate NZ Javelin Nationals By Antje Muller, Takapuna Boating Club , 7:11 PM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
In a range of conditions the Javelin Skiffs fought hard for the title of National Champion in Takapuna this weekend. Current Sanders Cup holders Phil McNeil and Craig Gilberd won all eight races in an undisputable display of skill. It did not look promising on Friday when racing was abandoned due to heavy winds, but the race committee team from the Takapuna Boating Club managed to hold eight ...

Getting your gear (wheel) on By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy Sail-World, , 3:28 PM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
On our new format Sail-World website you can see a Setting Gear Wheel on the top right hand side of each page of the website. This gives you the ability to decide the site layout you like best. ...

2015 Australian O'pen Cup overall + Video By Ben Hartnet, Sandringham Yacht Club , 1:47 PM Sun 8 Feb 2015 GMT
The Australian O'pen Cup 2015 was held from January 18-22 January 2015 at Sandringham Yacht Club in Sandringham, Victoria. Racing was held in Port Phillip which offered a perfect range of conditions for the Junior ISAF skiffs. ...

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