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2015 International 14 World Championship - Day 2 By Tracey Johnstone, , 1:50 AM Fri 9 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - The second day of racing of the 2015 International 14 World Championship is shaping up to be a great day of competition on Geelong's, Corio Bay. The second race of the series is scheduled to start at about 2pm in a 10 to 15 knot southerly. ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Dean Barker updates on the Story So Far By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:42 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker, is one of five team members competing at the Int Foiling Moth Worlds. The World series is preceded by the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 Australian Moth Nationals. After heading out to the race course, the competitors were sent ashore due to lights winds. Beau Outteridge caught up with Dean Barker, to find out more about the situation ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Lord of the Wings makes late entry By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:26 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Rohan Veal, the double world champion in the Int Moth class has made a late decision to enter the World Championships, rather than be a spectator as planned. Known as 'Lord of the Wings', Lord did a lot of the initial development work on foiling moths and foiling in sail boats generally. However as he admits in this video, a lot has changed since he won his last world title seven years ago. ...

Musto Performance Skiff World Championships - World Champion crowned By Rick Steuart, Perth , 9:19 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
In a south easterly that made it interesting for the mark laying team, let alone the RO, three races were sailed today. With more than 20 knots in the gusts, you would expect it to be choppy and hard to sail on, but the flat water that was on offer was taken up with gusto by the Musto sailors. Another day of Snakes and Ladders loomed. ...

Tauranga Cup: More images from Day 2 of the P-class at Takapuna *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 1:00 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Second gallery of images from the Tauranga Cup being sailed off Takapuna Beach in a beautiful sea breeze and big seas. The Tauranga Cup is the most prestigious junior sailing trophy in New Zealand, and along with the Tanner Cup has been won by sailors who have gone on to be outstanding on the international scene. ...

Mud House sponsors Ladies Helm racing at Waikawa Boating Club By Heather Lacey, Waikawa , 12:11 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Mud House is encouraging women in the Marlborough community to share their taste for adventure through sailing, as the new sponsor of the Waikawa Boating Club Ladies Helm racing series. The Ladies Helm race is the first of the official series, and is held over two races, on the 23rd December and 13th January. The trophy is awarded to the top boat helmed by a lady. ...

Tauranga Cup: Images from Day 2 of the P-class Nationals at Takapuna *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 12:10 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Today the P-class sailors enjoyed one of the great sea breezes for which Takapuna Beach is renowned. The Tauranga Cup is the most prestigious junior sailing trophy in New Zealand, and along with the Tanner Cup has been won by sailors who have gone on to be outstanding on the international scene. ...

Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals on Waitemata over next two weekends By John Little, Auckland , 12:05 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
The Knight Frank 18ft Skiff New Zealand Nationals start this Saturday at 1pm at the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay. Racing comprises of 3 races a day and is spread across both days this weekend and next. The KF Nationals come at a perfect time for the NZ contingent who are who are preparing for the JJ Giltinan held mid-February in Sydney. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 - opening the Asian calendar By Event Media and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 10:58 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
For anyone who was participating, the Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2014 was without a doubt one of the highlights of last year’s sailing season. Five days of uninterrupted sailing breeze of the 15kts + variety, racing both inside Bass Harbour and on the ‘outside’ courses, a round-the-islands race (Pulau Dayang and Pulau Tuba), the spectacular scenery of Langwawi for a backdrop, ...

Barcelona World Race - Life in the fast lane By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:55 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
For the Barcelona World Race leaders this morning the motorway south to the Equator was opening up and British skipper Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss was back enjoying life in the fast lane. Speaking on the live video call today, when he was steering the VPLP-Verdier designed IMOCA 60 at more than 20kts in the brisk trade winds, the pleasure was written all over his face. His huge grin spoke volumes. ...

International 14 Worlds 2015 - Practice day ahead of Worlds By Tracey Johnstone - i14 World Championships Media, , 2:20 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
International 14s World Championship 2015: The official practice race day prior to the first day of the fleet racing in International 14s World Championship being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club. ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa gets back to work at their Cagliari base By Sail-World, , 11:21 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
America's Cup challenger, Luna Rossa, has got back into their work at the team's base in Cagliari, Italy. Top international photographer takes us inside the base ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Five Emirates Team NZ sailors contesting Worlds By Sail-World, , 10:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Five members of the Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team are in Victoria, Australia, for the Australian and World Moth championships. ...

Moth World Championship: Outteridge prepares for showdown at Sorrento By Di Pearson, , 2:24 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) has received a record 165 entries for the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship due to be sailed in the popular seaside town of Sorrento from 9-16 January, 2015, on Port Phillip. Among the entries is defending world champion Nathan Outteridge, the 2012 Olympic 49er gold medallist and America’s Cup skipper for Artemis Racing ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Ian Walker grilled by Pakistani Navy - Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 10:03 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper, Ian Walker, got interrogated by the Pakistani Navy, as the Volvo Ocean Racer passed by Pakistani territorial waters. On Board Reporter, Matt Knighton, caught the exchange on video ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng holds lead along Iranian Coast By Sail-World, , 7:25 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race update as of 1900 UTC on January 5, 2015: The fleet is tightly packed as they painstakingly head on a reach east, along the coast of Iran towards Pakistan. The southwesterly breeze varies from 6 to 10 knots. Dongfeng are still out in front by 4.5 nautical miles, but have not managed to pull away as the back of the fleet pushes hard and catches up in the game of snakes and ladde ...

Barcelona World Race - At the Canaries By Barcelona World Race, , 6:00 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race twenty four hours ago when he and his Spanish co-skipper Pepe Ribes were slowed by light breezes, Alex Thomson joked that patience is one virtue he lacks. The Hugo Boss duo, leaders of the Barcelona World Race by 25 miles this Tuesday afternoon, have made a useful short term gain by passing east ...

Memorable 70th edition of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race + Video By Regattanews, , 12:38 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
At a memorable 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race two yachts with a shared history claimed the main prizes. Driven by facing her most fearsome opponent in years, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI made history by claiming a record-breaking eighth line honours victory. ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Images from ashore at Sorrento By Sail-World, , 12:02 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Top international photographer, Thierry Martinez was on the beach at Sorrento, Melbourne to capture the shore-side action ahead of start of the 2015 Int Moth Worlds on Port Phillip. ...

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. ...

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