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While stockmarkets crash and bounce, just go sailing | 03/10/2008
Adventure...sunsets...pirate attacks...rallies...quirky stories... all in this week's Sail-World Cruising | 25/09/2008
Two French sailors rescued after commandos storm sailing boat...missing yachts end in tragedy...Black Bear attacks man in marina...sailing book reviews...and much more... | 18/09/2008
Preparing your boat for high winds... French sailors swapped for Pirates?...eco-friendly soda-blasting... Branson for sailing record... and more... | 11/09/2008
Coalition Warships to protect shipping...but pirate captured another French yacht...avoiding fire on your sailing boat...sailor's life lost after losing keel...and more | 04/09/2008
Pirates of the Mediterranean?...sailing and swimming with whales...Pete Goss's boat launched...sailing marathon...and much more... | 28/08/2008
Sailor's survival after falling from yacht...motherless baby whale update...Who's Nicking the Bells and Gongs?... and more | 21/08/2008
German Sailors freed...yacht-swapping...Blackwattle for sale...better security for your boat...'green' wine comes by sail...and more... | 14/08/2008
Superyacht scares pirates...110 rally yachts impounded...Sardinia, Corsica, Polynesia...Pete Goss's new venture...and much more | 07/08/2008
Jumping for Joy in the Whitsundays...innovative cruisers upgrade the AIS...San Francisco's Parade of Sail...Blue Water Rally News...and much more... | 31/07/2008
Kidnapped cruising sailors update...VHF online tutorial...Sailing your dream but keeping your career...Nettlenet pool...and much more | 24/07/2008
Hero Dog Attacks Pirates...Zac Sunderland on his way...whale collision survey...packing for a sailing holiday... and more... | 17/07/2008
Kidnapped Sailors Phone Home...why did the trainee sailor drown?...Cruising with Mima...Sailor crosses Pacific with wave power...and much more... | 10/07/2008
Somali Pirates double ransom...Finding Fiji's Kava...yacht jams Mayday frequency...unsolved mystery of the Kaz II...and more... | 03/07/2008
Cruising sailors taken hostage in Somalia...Sarawak dreaming...Sunshine powered marine engine...Slow boat to Oz...and much more | 26/06/2008
Presidential Yacht up for charter...Beneteau goes for Grey Nomads...What make a True Long Distance Cruiser?...Dismasted, saved, and off again... and more... | 19/06/2008
John F Kennedy's Manitou for sale...Last Call for Environment Award nominations...trailing generator a beauty...and much more... | 12/06/2008
Seago Safety Warning...UN Acts on Piracy...learn your favourite boat skills this summer...and more... | 05/06/2008
Mutiny yacht found drifting...French blockade English yachts...US Boaters your action needed... and much more | 29/05/2008
Pirate Zone action plans...6000 miles of adventure sailing into Limbo...keeping your mast in one piece...Earthrace reports ocean rubbish...and more... | 22/05/2008
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News - UK & the World

Volvo Ocean Race – Choosing the northern route turned out to be a brilliant tactical decision. But not all decisions went so well. Because of one wrong gybe and changed weather patterns, Team Brunel lost its considerable lead. ... [more]  

RORC Caribbean 600 – Arguably the best fleet of offshore racing yachts that has ever gathered in the Caribbean, took part in the seventh edition of the event. 66 yachts started the 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands, with numerous world champions, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race sailors taking part with passionate Corinthian amateurs, many of whom are members of the Royal Ocean Racing Cl ... [more]  

RYA's Lifeskills National Careers Week – To kick start the RYA’s week looking at different careers in the marine industry and ways to get started, we hear from RYA Chief Instructor, Dinghy and Windsurfing, Amanda Van Santen about marine BTEC’s and we chat with students at the London Nautical School ... [more]  

This summer’s ‘must have’ tickets for The America’s Cup World Series, Portsmouth (ACWSUK) are officially available from Monday 2nd March. Fans and spectators are encouraged to book their place now to avoid disappointment with event organisers already receiving a large number of ticket and hospitality enquires. ... [more]  

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour -A third place in the final leg was enough to confirm Sidney Gavignet and his mixed Omani and European team overall winners for the second year in a row. ... [more]  

Sitting here in Antigua airport waiting for my flight back to London, life is good having just blasted across the Atlantic in just under nine and a half days on board the new Phaedo3 MOD 70, one of the fastest sailing boats 'in the world'... ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ... [more]  

At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show today (01 March), disabled teen sailor Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert presented a cheque for £5,469.20 to the RYA Foundation, following her epic ‘Sea and Summit Challenge’. ... [more]  

Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ... [more]  

At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ... [more]  

RYA Dinghy Show - RYA Club of the Year 2015 award winner announced by Susie Nation-Grainger - RYA Press Office
At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show (Saturday 28 February) - RYA Club of the Year 2015 received their award from British Sailing Team’s Nick Thompson and RYA CEO, Sarah Treseder. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race competitors have been drawn from the ranks of past and present crew since 2011 when Oman Sail first launched its 760nm endurance race around the Gulf of Arabia, and 2015 is no exception with past winners Damian Foxall (IRL) and Sidney Gavignet (FRA) currently at the front of the EFG SATT fleet as they head towards the finish in Bahrain. ... [more]  

The International Sonar Class is pleased to announce that Shumway Marine, with the cooperation of designer Bruce Kirby has made arrangements to have the Sonar built by Rondar Race Boats in the U.K., with plans eventually to have the boat built on both sides of the ocean. The American Rondar facility is in Peabody, MA. Rondar, expects to launch its first Sonar in April. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA arrived into Auckland, in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, March 1, just seven hours behind the winner of the leg, Mapfre (ESP) in the closest ever race leg. ... [more]  

Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The climb back up the Atlantic is long and can be brutally hard, but usually every mile feels like it is taking you closer to the race finish. Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat might be forgiven for feeling that supposition does not fit with their moods today as they are now slanted more east than north ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ... [more]  

Solitaire du Figaro - Training alongside the Lorient Grande Large training group since November, the time has almost come for Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Rob Bunce, Andrew Baker and Robin Elsey to put what they have learned into practice. In just one month’s time the trio will make their solo-racing debut in the Solo Basse Normandie, the first race of the Classe Figaro season. ... [more]  

The 2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show brought to you by the RYA, in association with Yachts and Yachting (28 February-01 March), was opening byfour time Laser World Champion Medallist Nick Thompson and Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) sailor David ‘Freddie’ Carr. ... [more]  

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition by Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ... [more]  

MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ... [more]  

Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ... [more]  

2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Hap Fauth's American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente's corrected time under IRC. It was third time lucky for Bella Mente as the Maxi 72 has finished second overall for the past two years. ... [more]  

Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ... [more]  

Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ... [more]  

Suzuki Marine Dealers up and down the country will this week take delivery of a brand new stock of DF2.5Ls – the long shaft edition, which will also be taking pride of place on the Suzuki stand (F10) at the upcoming RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show (28 February – 01 March). ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ... [more]  

15 countries and 31 delegates from all over Europe gathered in Cadiz, Spain for the first ever focused seminar among sailing cities and organizers arranged by European Sailing Federation. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is due into Auckland, New Zealand imminently following a gruelling 5,264 nautical mile race from Sanya, China. However, this is not the only race that has been taking place, GAC Pindar has been battling against the clock to ensure that the Auckland race village was ready ahead of the opening on the 27th February. ... [more]  

Finn World Masters Championships 2015 - Pre registration open
Registration for the 2015 Finn European Championship is live!
RORC Caribbean 600, day 4 – Classic Focus and Four Figaro II teams
Volvo Ocean Race – Nip and tuck racing ahead to the finish in Auckland
RS Aero UK National Championships and International Open 2015 preview
Barcelona World Race - Pedestrian Pacific, Atlantic highway to home
America's Cup: Artemis Racing lines up against Oracle Team USA - Video
High Performance Yacht Design conference during Volvo OR stopover
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – No sleep until Auckland
RORC Caribbean 600 day 4 – Close competition – 43 yachts still racing
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - The only place to be this weekend!
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature
AC45 Turbo Training - Oracle Team USA images by pressure-drop + Video
RS Aerocup first edition to be held in Barcelona
America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race – The race tightens as New Zealand looms
GJW Direct SailFest - Entry now open
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - Clamcleats 50th anniversary competition
Andark opens watersports lake in heart of Hampshire   
Barcelona World Race - Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn   
America's Cup: Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ   
WPNSA announces 2015 events calendar   
Laser World Championship – Over 2000 sailors to race in Kingston   
Volvo Ocean Race: Barkow and Lush - from the Olympics to the Volvo *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Its anyone's race - Leg 4 to Auckland   
Barcelona World Race - A time for extra care and caution   
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Phaedo3 breaks record   
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat pass Cape Horn   
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Records predicted to tumble + Video   
2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - NOR released   
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta – Notice of Race online   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 23 show   
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home   
RS Aero squad - Fun weekend of Aerotraining   
Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride   
RORC Caribbean 600 – Classic start   
RORC Caribbean 600 images   
Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on   


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