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18fters make big impact in ANZAC regatta...America's Cup biffo continues...Young Wairoa sailor 4th at Hyeres | 27/04/2009
America's Cup - what happens next?...Who is Jolly Racing?...PredictWind forecasts Stealth Play... Jobson: "Don't elect me.... | 24/04/2009
America's Cup cards on the table...Pt Chev SC is 90...Sleighride ahead for Volvo OR | 22/04/2009
Txt for Barbara after 8.30pm tonight...Norths to the fore in Young 88 Nationals... Kendall wins Townson 32's | 20/04/2009
Hall wins Waiuku Finn Veterans...Tents up in America's Cup...470 development program announced | 18/04/2009
Optimist and 3.7 Nationals are decided...Marsden Cove announced as new venue...Communication opens in America's Cup... | 16/04/2009
test | 14/04/2009
Historic point in Optimist Nationals...Amrica's Cup - Off the Record...Sanders Cup in Gisborne | 13/04/2009
Mayday in Tauranga Race squall...New Call in America's Cup...Treleavens inhale Cuba | 10/04/2009
New option for America's Cup...Forty contest Mistral Nationals...Kiwis at Princess Sofia | 08/04/2009
Kiwis start in Palma...America's Cup reaction and future...Zena Womens Keelboat Nats...$7k prizes for UpTo26 Keelboats | 06/04/2009
America's Cup Final Appeal to GGYC...Festival of Speed at Whitianga...Manson Racer...Win a Laser | 03/04/2009
Geoff Stagg interviewed...Gisborne YC wins Inter-Club...18fters on ANZAC Weekend | 01/04/2009
OKI 24 Hour races...NZ Womens Match Racing...Win a Laser...Two new speed records | 30/03/2009
Volvo Ocean race - Leg 5 finishes at last...Win a Laser...Congressional Cup latest | 27/03/2009
End in sight for Volvo OR...Olympic Commission announced...Congressional Cup preview and images...Free Racing Rules download | 25/03/2009
Belts tighten in Volvo OR...Gold for NZ at Blind Worlds...Moko the Dolphin stars at Wairoa | 23/03/2009
Volvo Race moves to east...NZ leading Blind Worlds...National Championships news | 20/03/2009
Day 2 good for NZL in Blind Sailing Worlds...Volvo racers round Horn - but where next?...Wynyard Quarter images...Jollyboat and 12fter Nationals | 18/03/2009
Blind Worlds underway in Rotorua...BlackMatch takes some big scalps at Marseilles...Volvo leader 36hours from Cape Horn...Lipton Cup images | 16/03/2009
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News - UK & the World

New Ragamuffin 100 emerges from the hull build in Nowra *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Ragamuffin 100, which started out as a modified Elliott design, Maximus, is another supermaxi undergoing a major rebuild or retrofit. Across the Tasman, the new Ragamuffin 100 will be virtually a new boat with a a new hull design by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at the Nowra facility. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing on Day 2 ... [more]  

Southern Spars ships the world's tallest masts by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Leading world sparmaker, Southern Spars, has shipped two spars for a new 85 metre ketch. The superyacht will carry two 93metre masts which will be the world’s tallest rigs on one gigantic yacht. ... [more]  

After being graced with plenty of late summer sunshine during the opening days of the event, more autumnal weather moved in on the fifth day of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam with grey skies and infrequent showers. Unfortunately though the light winds continued as the sailors endured another lay day. ... [more]  

The largest Laser World Championship in history will be taking place on the south coast of France when 515 sailors, representing 36 different countries, begin racing on October 5 to open the 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships. The Laser remains one of the best and most popular boats worldwide in which to enjoy the sport of sailing. ... [more]  

Carlo Borlenghi was back on the water for day two at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

It has been an interesting journey so far for the Chinese team in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team. Approximately 10 months ago this team set out on a mission to select and train Chinese recruits in the hope that they would be ‘race ready’ for the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race fans can now carry the world’s toughest ocean race in their pocket, thanks to the launch of a new official mobile app. Developed for both iOS and Android systems, the app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play now – and boasts a host of exciting features which will allow users to be closer to the on-water adventure than ever before. ... [more]  

Race teams planning next season’s calendar could do worse than sign up for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2015 which runs from 16-24 January. This event, which kick starts the Caribbean race season, was re-launched in 2014 with a new race format and plenty of record-breaking opportunities. It proved such a success that an even bigger entry is expected in 2015. ... [more]  

Route du Rhum 2014 - The Sultanate of Oman’s flagship campaign, Musandam-Oman Sail, a 70ft trimaran skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet and more commonly used by the national initiative Oman Sail as an ultra high-performance training platform for a number of successful Omani sailors, raced the Azimut Challenge in Lorient, France, last weekend, finishing second overall in the 'Ultimes' Class. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing ... [more]  

Sunset+Vine|APP, the Oxford-based unit of the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, has helped ISAF smash all previous broadcaster records for the recent Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Don’t forget to enter the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. There are only two days left to take advantage of the discounted entry price offer. ... [more]  

The waiting game continued on day four of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam as the light winds continued. Over the course of the day a few sailors took the opportunity to make the most of the small waves on offer, either surfing or SUPping. After spending the day on hold the sailors were released at 4:30pm. ... [more]  

After Gmunden, Austria, in 2011 and Cala de' Medici, Italy, in 2012 and after a pained second place, same points with the Portogues 'Credite Egs' in Portosin, Spain, last year, the Italian crew coming from Puglia 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda', with Sandro Montefusco at the helm and his brother Paolo as a tactician, confirms for the third time the Platu 25 World Championship title. ... [more]  

Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for the first day of competition at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

Audi Tron and FGF Sailing Team win Melges 24 European Sailing Series by International Melges 24 Class Association
The Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 got a spectacular conclusion in Medemblik, the Netherlands on September 19-21. The series opened in Portoroz, Slovenia in March and featured five regattas including MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championships on the Lake Balaton in May, Kiel Week in June, Italian Melges 24 Act 3 in Riva del Garda in July and the Dutch Open Championships in Medemblik. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site for day one of racing at the 2014 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

The largest fleet of A Class catamarans ever assembled in the UK took to the water at Rutland SC on the 26th – 28th September. 23 of these thoroughbred racers were seen at the best attended British Nationals ever. This represented some 85% of the national membership, a remarkable feat. ... [more]  

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published guidelines for candidates bidding to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship. Bids to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds must be received by Friday 24 October 2014. ... [more]  

More wind came out to play today (28 September) for the closing off of the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Country Championships allowing race action to take place at eight of the nine championship venues, with the West Zone the only venue to miss out on this final day of racing. ... [more]  

The onboard medic-sailors competing in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race have completed their last medical training. More than a basic first aid refresher course, the mandatory medical training each Volvo Ocean Race team had to carry out in the last few months and days are key to survival while at sea. ... [more]  

The OK Inland Championship takes place this coming weekend, 4th-5th October, at Northampton SC. We're expecting a bumper turnout at a class favourite venue. With 41 boats at the Nationals, can we improve on this at the Inlands? This year Jim Hunt has been dominant domestically, winning almost every event he’s been to on home soil as well as the Belgian Nationals. ... [more]  

The 2014 Extreme Sailing Series reaches a ‘critical’ point with Act 7 in Nice later this week but Oman Sail’s crews on The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air are relishing the growing challenge and its intensity. Lying just one point behind series leaders Alinghi after closing the gap in Istanbul, The Wave, Muscat is gearing up for the last two events starting with Nice on Thursday. ... [more]  

Les Voiles de St Tropez now underway by Les Voiles de St Tropez
Wind and sunshine coloured the opening day at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez! With the stylish, elegant arrival of 62 classic beauties from Cannes within the context of the Yacht Club de France’s Coupe d’Automne, the line-up for Les Voiles de Saint Tropez is once again full and readying itself for a timeless week of sport and friendship for those who love stunning boats and fine racing. ... [more]  

The Extreme Sailing Series event in Istanbul seems to have only just finished, but already the containers are in the Ville de Nice set to gear up for this weeks penultimate regatta. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back onboard this week, fresh from their 49er World Championship win and looking to make it two wins from two events for Emirates Team New Zealand on the ?Extreme Sailing Series ... [more]  

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Oracle Team USA's winning AC72 takes to the streets of San Francisco, one year on from the Team's successful Defence of the America's Cup. This week the AC72 catamaran Oracle Team USA raced to victory is going to be a special guest at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Matches between the world’s top two match racing skippers are always aggressive affairs on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). In the pre-start of the first match, Canfield stuck two penalties on Williams, leaving the British boat playing catch-up. ... [more]  

Pantaenius, the world’s leading specialist yacht insurance company, has been at the forefront of yacht insurance for more than 40 years, earning a reputation for transparency and commitment to customer service that provides round-the-clock international support and reliable, speedy claims settlement. ... [more]  

Mr Priddy hopes to shave up to seven days off the current powerboat record of 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes, held by New Zealander Pete Bethune. He will make the formal announcement at the Fathom Ship Efficiency Conference in London on Wednesday October 1st. The boat has been designed by Professor Bob Cripps, former Technical Director of VT Halmatic. ... [more]  

At the time that we are writing this, it is almost exactly a week since the first race took place at Wakatere Boating Club in New Zealand, followed by hundreds of races across the globe that we have been told attracted record numbers of sailors to your clubs ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ... [more]  

Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: Cannes at its best by Eugenia Bakunova, www.mainsail.ru
The 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai drew to a close on Saturday. Photographer Eugenia Bakunova was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this second gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ... [more]  

RYA Zone and Home Country Championships - Mixed bag on opening day
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai concludes in grand style
Dutch Match Cup - Gilmour keeps clean sheet in Lelystad
J70 European Championship - Calvi Network emerges victorious
Dutch Match Cup - GAC Pindar through to fifth consecutive semi-final
Les Regates Royales Trophee Panerai- Cannes - Images by Ingrid Abery
Volvo Ocean Race - Frostad on Boat Design and final changes (Part II) *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race 10 days to go – Frostad on cultural change (Part I) *Feature
2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles’ Cougar clinches
America's Cup: Then and now - Coutts on why Oracle won, and the Venue
Byte CII World Sailing Championship comes to Royal Varuna, Thailand
J70 European Championships - Light winds on penultimate day
Santander ISAF Sailing Worlds action to air on BBC One
Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai: Patience and perseverance
Dutch Match Cup: Canfield wins Qualifying, six set for Quarters battle
2.4mR Open World Championship - British sailors primed for action
Robert Scheidt and Felipe Massa meet in Oxfordshire
Applications open for 2015 British Keelboat Academy
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup qualification system published
Lorenzo Chiavarini receives coveted Marlow Ropes Award + Video
2015 ISAF Team Racing Worlds - GBR Selection now open   
Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre named as Spanish team sponsor + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series returns to Nice for the penultimate Act of 2014   
ISAF invites bids for 2016 Women's Match Racing World Championship   
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne - Teaming up   
Fireflies win RS Tera at Bart’s Bash!   
J/24 World Championship - Will Welles hangs on going into last day   
Open 2.4mR World Championship on the horizon   
Bart's Bash - Top photographers gain special entry   
Platu 25 Worlds - EUZ II Monella Vagabonda is still leading in France   
J70 European Championships - Carlo Alberini strengthens lead on day 2   
Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai - Mixed bag on day 3   
Dutch Match Cup - High winds and big wipeouts in Lelystad   
Route du Rhum - Yann Guichard to sail Spindrift 2 solo   
Applications for RYA Club of the Year Award 2015 now invited   
RYA Zone and Home Country Championships - Youngsters prepare to race   
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Best sailing photo of the year sought   
Volvo Ocean Race - Yann Riou, getting you up close and personal   
Marseille One Design concludes GC32 racing season + Video   
World Yacht Racing Forum - Seventh edition to take place in Barcelona   


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