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Newsletter Archive
Why boats sink and how to keep yours afloat...North West Passage open for sailing...Blackwattle's homecoming...sailing duo swim for their lives...and more | 06/03/2008
Heading Home | 28/02/2008
Tell me where to go - unique sailing plan...never run out of fuel or water again...Saddam's yacht claimed by Iraq..furling genoas...and more... | 21/02/2008
How to shower on a boat...Sailing at the Horn with Commitment... Prince Charles sailing 'green' ...the Tributyltin story...and much more | 14/02/2008
US yacht fined $19000 by Australia....Pirates or Curious?...'the Mast has gone!"... why I HATE silicone sealant.. and more... | 07/02/2008
Ghostly Message in a Bottle from 20year lost sailor...learn to build a classic boat...tides on your mobile phone... and more | 31/01/2008
'I was incapacitated by fear'-rescued sailor...'pirate' attack in Venezuela...satellites rescue 353 last year...win a Musto Snug...and much more... | 24/01/2008
Back on track, Joyon heads for home and new solo record... Cruiser shot but battles and kills intruder...SOS to Local Pub before abandoning...sexy gear at London Boat Show... and more... | 17/01/2008
What would you change on a cruising boat?... vanished at sea in 2007... solo Frenchman heading for record... and more... | 10/01/2008
Solo Francis Joyon RW in 64 days?...WIN a Musto Snug...hydrogen assisted sailboat- on the way to you...and much more... | 03/01/2008
Tragic photo... Joyon on the home run...WIN a Musto snug...Hydrogen assisted outboard motor...stowing yachts at bargain prices..and more... | 03/01/2008
Tragic photo... Joyon on the home run...WIN a Musto snug...Hydrogen assisted outboard motor...stowing yachts at bargain prices..and more... | 03/01/2008
Tragic photo... Joyon on the home run...WIN a Musto snug...Hydrogen assisted outboard motor...stowing yachts at bargain prices..and more... | 03/01/2008
Tragic photo... Joyon on the home run...WIN a Musto snug...Hydrogen assisted outboard motor...stowing yachts at bargain prices..and more... | 03/01/2008
Tragic photo... Joyon on the home run...WIN a Musto snug...Hydrogen assisted outboard motor...stowing yachts at bargain prices..and more... | 03/01/2008
Sailing to Galapagos...trimming your mainsail...marinas for India...Canadian solo sailor south of Australia...and more | 27/12/2007
2008 Top Yachts announced...Vanished Sailors Search Off...Dee Caffari's yacht dismasted in Atlantic crossing...For sale - Saddam Hussein's yacht... and more | 20/12/2007
Sail the Bahamas... ARC finish news... Summer Sailstice 2008... How to trim your headsails for a fast sail... Spade anchor...and more... | 13/12/2007
Search for missing nine sailors ...Is YOUR yacht ready for heavy weather?...Lone NZ sailor to brave Japanese Whalers...Piracy update by Oxford Analytica...and much more | 06/12/2007
The ARC sets off...piracy, separating fact and fiction...Jimmy Cornell's new book... and much more... | 29/11/2007
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News - UK & the World

Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) has had an eventful few days since the start in Cape Town on Wednesday. Their goal is to be first home in their home port of Abu Dhabi - six other boats willing. ... [more]  

Usual skipper Seve Jarvin and for’ard hand Sam Newton were joined in the team by James Wierzbowski for today’s race and led from shortly after the to defeat defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Dave Ewings) by 38s. Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) was a further 21s back in third place. ... [more]  

RMSIR 2014 - first inshore races in Langkawi by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia
'The SE Asian regatta that takes you to paradise'. Bill Bremner waxing lyrical? That’s a worry – but if Langkawi has that effect on salty sailors, maybe there is something in it. Yes, Langkawi really is a beautiful place, and after the ‘power shower’ getting here from Penang all sailors are looking forward to something a little less bruising – two days of inshore racing in Bass Harbour ... [more]  

2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Take time to remember. It was mid-October, one week before the brilliant Sunday Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup and Bermuda was slammed by the second major storm in a week. Tropical Storm Fay - or was it Hurricane Fay by then— had hit Bermuda with a sneaky left jab only five days earlier. ... [more]  

Brian Carlin, On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind reports on the delights of using the 'bathroom' while clocking along at 20kts plus in the Southern Ocean. ... [more]  

At the RC44 Oman Cup the 10 competing teams enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Racing started in a seven-knot north-westerly breeze which built steadily throughout the day. ... [more]  

The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ... [more]  

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2013 World Champion Florian Gruber is expecting the Open Formula Kiteboarding event to be the, 'strongest fleet this year.' ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
At the latest report, Volvo Ocean Race Control, reported Dongfeng Race Team as being the leader in the second leg to Abu Dhabi. Winds were reported to be 18-25kts, with Team Vestas Wind and Team SCA recording the highest boatspeed of 20kts. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
San Diego sports journalist, Matt Calkins, has named one of the sources of comment that the 35th America's Cup will be held in the British Oversea Territory of Bermuda. Writing in the San Diego Union Tribune, Calkins claimed that San Diego Tourism Authority CEO, Joe Terzi, had told the U-T. ... [more]  

2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]  

An aspiring young Bromsgrove sailor declared he wants to follow in the footsteps of his hero Sir Ben Ainslie after being awarded his own boat - donated by the John Merricks Sailing Trust, the official charity partner of RYA OnBoard – as part of a national scheme helping talented youngsters progress in the sport. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind’s Rob Salthouse perches perilously on the edge of his bunk, eyes fixed on a well-earned freeze-dried feast, steam snaking up towards his nostrils. ... [more]  

Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The supermaxi Bakewell-White design, Rio100 (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) has won her first race, sailing in the Yates Cup. She finished at 7.30am on Saturday morning, followed by the Botin 80 Beau Geste 14 minutes later with the Volvo 70 Giacomo 67minutes later. See video in this story. ... [more]  

The wind continued to blow on day four of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to produce another action packed day in New Caledonia, as a further three races for the men and four races for the women were completed in 15-25 knot winds. By the end of the day Ben Van Der Steen headed to the top of the rankings after a near perfect display. ... [more]  

The Emirati capital Abu Dhabi moves firmly into the sporting spotlight in the coming days with the F1 World Championship drawing to its finale this weekend, followed by the first ever ISAF Sailing World Cup Final being held off Lulu Island from 27-30 November. ... [more]  

Peter Walker, coach for the British Sailing Team’s Podium Potential Laser Squad, has been named Performance Development Coach of the Year at the 2014 UK Coaching Awards (Wednesday 19 November). The UK Coaching Awards, hosted by Sports Coach UK this year at Glasgow’s City Chambers, honour sports coaches and coaching organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the past 12 months. ... [more]  

The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour. Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Team Aqua was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]  

To summarize the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race in one word: change. The weather, the water, the sails, and our bodies are all equally (and rapidly) changing. The first full day at sea, we have experienced what some trips see in a week—if they’re lucky enough. However, that said, change can also be frustrating. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports on day three of Leg 2 for Team Brunel. Position: Fourth - Distance to Abu Dhabi: 4726. The Indian Ocean spares no one! The wind is blowing up to 28 knots from the southwest and the speedometer displays 24 knots. ... [more]  

A new and exciting Viper 640 European Event in 2015 has been announced by Rondar Boats Ltd. Lake Garda is one of the great sailing venues and already there are signed up entries from the UK and Australia, with potential entries from the USA. It’s a serious sailing regatta and Italian holiday in one event! ... [more]  

On Monday 17 November, an impressive line-up of speakers at 13th International Sailing Summit shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. British Cycling has seen its membership grow by 567% since 2005. ... [more]  

GC32 Racing Tour: State-of-the-art in catamaran design, the GC32 is attracting considerable interest due to its conceptual similarity to the AC72 and AC62 foiling catamarans pioneered in the America’s Cup. However as the GC32s are smaller one designs with soft sail rigs, they provide both professional teams and private owners with the opportunity to experience airborne catamaran racing. ... [more]  

RMSIR 2014 – Penang to Langkawi. An espresso race by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia
A slow start for the last coastal race of the Raja Muda is almost a tradition. ‘L’ flag and ‘follow me’ up the course until the RO finds conditions that suit. Equally almost traditional is that this is the blowiest leg of the regatta. 50nm and another straight line to the finish, except this one really is a straight line, with no sand bars or other deviant diversions. ... [more]  

Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The revamped Bakewell-White supermaxi, Rio 100 (Manouch Moshayedi) turned in an impressive performance in the opening stages of the Yates Cup. Sailing against a variety of benchmarks which included a a Volvo 70, a Botin 80 and an ORMA 60, Rio 100 came from behind to enjoy an impressive lead over the monohulls after 90 minutes of sailing. ... [more]  

As promised the wind arrived on the third day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to provide an enthralling day of challenging racing in winds ranging from 10-25 knots. After almost seven hours of racing three eliminations have been completed for the men, whilst four races have been completed for the women. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Emirates Team New Zealand has responded to reports published in Bermuda and mainland USA, that Bermuda has been selected as venue for the 35th America's Cup. In a media release sent mid-afternoon, New Zealand time, Emirates Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton said in response to unconfirmed reports that Bermuda had won the right to host the 35th America’s Cup, that the team had not been told of a decision ... [more]  

Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ... [more]  

British solo sailor Miranda Merron crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo Transatlantic race off Pointe-a-Pitre this Thursday afternoon at 16:17:25hrs UTC 12:17:25hrs local time in seventh place from a Class 40 field of 43 starters. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel. Everyone remembers his first date. At the end of the date, you would kiss if you were lucky. But if you then had another date with the same lady, carrying on from where you left off was not such a foregone conclusion. ... [more]  

The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ... [more]  

Route du Rhum - Brian Thompson to skipper MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail
RC44 Oman Cup - Team Nika gets a taste for the podium + Video
RMSIR 2014 – Patience is a virtue
London Boat Show - CWM FX signs as title sponsor
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Wild Oats XI reveals new livery
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Wild Oats XI and Audi ready: photos
Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in search of hometown glory
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Waiting game continues on day 2
Barcelona World Race skippers named as scientific agents
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel wins leg 2 start
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 starts at high speed in 35kt winds
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA off to gutsy leg 2 start
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Heroes and champions in Nacra 17 fleet
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Talented Finn pack all set
RC44 Oman Cup - Synergy crowned RC44 Match Race Champions
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 start - action replay video from Cape Town
Aspiring young sailors awarded own boats and boards
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica on tour in Cape Town
Route du Rhum - Alex Pella first ever Spanish skipper to finish first
SSL Finals 2014 - Star World Champion Stanjek to race with Olesen   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Finn fight looming on Port Phillip   
Rugby man appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia   
Welcome back: Congressional Cup Joins Alpari World Match Racing Tour   
18ft Skiffs: Smeg's second Red-Line run down Sydney harbour in 40kts *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Start Wednesday - Cyclone season awaits Leg 2 fleet   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Opening day in New Caledonia   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Competitive fleet ready to race   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 Media Conference - Full replay *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind ready to race   
Volvo Ocean Race: Young sailors get behind ADOR ahead of Leg 2   
18fters: Getting through the 'Death Zone' in a 35kt breeze *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Sam Davies speaks openly about the first leg *Feature   
RS Aeros - The Bowmoor Bubble - Fleet ‘Lift-Off’ weekend   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Exciting 49er and 49erFX action expected   
National Match Racing Championships: A win for Williams and GAC Pindar   
Volvo End of Season Championship – RS200s at Datchet Water SC   
America's Cup: Significant changes made to Protocol, but issues remain *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Team Brunel: farmer boy   
Raja Muda 2014, race 2 - More holes than Blackburn, Lancashire   


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