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Newsletter Archive
Kidnapped cruising sailors update...Sydney International Boat Show...Sailing your dream but keeping your career...Nettlenet pool...and much more | 24/07/2008
Hero dog attacks pirates...Sailing stage programme at the Sydney Boat Show...Darwin to Ambon, the phoenix rally...across the Atlantic in under 6 days...and much more | 17/07/2008
Latest Marine Business News | 16/07/2008
Kidnapped sailors phone home...Lord Howe Island Cruise-in-Company...Gaffers Day on Sydney Harbour...Think Magnetic Island...Cruising with Mima in Honduras... and more | 10/07/2008
Somalis double ransom demand...13 tips for climbing your mast...Sailors Radio Show on new station and slot...yacht jams Mayday frequency...and much more... | 03/07/2008
Cruising Sailors Hostages in Somalia...Sarawak Dreaming...Meet solo sailor Ken Gourlay...sunshine powered marine engine...and much more... | 26/06/2008
Buizen 48 is Number One...What makes a True Long Distance Cruiser?... one antenna, three uses, NEW...Ten Top Tips for saving fuel...and more... | 19/06/2008
Kay Cottee and what she's doing now...RPAYC Aegean Cruising...Affordable Whitsunday sailing holidays...and much more... | 12/06/2008
New Rules for boating in NSW...Confessions of a Converted Landlubber...UN Acts on Pirates...free workshop 08June in Sydney...and more... | 05/06/2008
Mutiny yacht found drifting...RPAYC rally pictures...Buizen Wins Boat of the Year... and much more... | 29/05/2008
Marinas act to reduce carbon footprint...Regular Variety Bash now a Splash...keeping your mast in one piece...boom death off Fraser Island...and more | 22/05/2008
What's the National Australia Bank got to do with the cruising sailor? | 15/05/2008
Fedor triumphs in Albandy WA...Sleeping Gold Coast Sailors assaulted in Fiji...high seas? get the garden hose...new Simrad instruments... and more... | 08/05/2008
Yacht sinks at Pancake Creek, four saved...ethanol and biodiesel, the facts...Geelong's Wooden Boat Festival... and much more | 01/05/2008
Saving Fido...Challenger Outward Bound sinks...the Dream is Abacos in the Bahamas...Jimmy Cornell's NEW World Cruising Routes...and more... | 24/04/2008
Anchorages under threat ... bringing home the crew of the Ponant...solo sailing married couple rescue...Superboat Grand Prix dangerous...and more | 17/04/2008
Somali Pirates being trailed by French Navy...Gold Coast anchorages under threat ...Man Overboard? - 5 Tips...Captain Calamity's Banned... all you need to know on coral reefs...and more... | 10/04/2008
What you need to know about VHF/HF changes...Bavaria owners get together...coastal bars' webcam...mutiny? in the 21st Century?.... | 02/04/2008
What Sank Daisy?...Fiji Announces 9 months stay for yachties...Preview of Sanctuary Cove Boat Show...Mike Harker in 11 month circumnavigation...Life Jacket loaner programme appeal...and more | 27/03/2008
Pete Goss's Nelson Connection...charter boat finance...pirates linked to sailor's death...storm management for cruising sailors...and more... | 20/03/2008
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News - UK & the World

The Chinese entry Dong looks set to create sailing sailing history when she finishes first on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Sanya in two days time. Includes video Currently Dongfeng is 250 nm to the finish line in Sanya and the chasing pack with ADOR ahead in second place 55+ nm behind the Chinese team. ... [more]  

The first of the iconic Great Capes has been passed in the Barcelona World Race with Cheminées Poujoulat rounding the Cape of Good Hope earlier this morning. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed 20°E around 400 miles south of Cape Agulhas – the southernmost tip of Africa – at 0935am (UTC) today and have begun the Indian Ocean leg of their race around Antarctica. ... [more]  

The Classic 18fters were racing again on Saturday on Sydney harbour. Michael Chittenden caught the action from a shore vantage point. ... [more]  

When race leader Dongfeng rounded Singapore 60+ nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack, it looked like the final 1200 miles of Leg three would be a procession but over the last day, the Volvo Ocean race leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya China appears to have tightened incredibly. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The first of the Great Capes is fast-approaching, with the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race expected to pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa tomorrow. As they pass 20°E, the Atlantic Ocean will deliver its verdict – did Cheminées Poujoulat’s east-bound track or Neutrogena’s southerly gamble pay off? ... [more]  

The 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has already attracted entries from 20 different countries: Antigua, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, St.Maarten, Uruguay, USA and the US Virgin Islands. ... [more]  

The world is watching. Can Dongfeng Race Team hold onto their 57 nautical miles lead to China for what will essentially be the ultimate home victory? Or will another team get desperate and make a bold decision that could cost Dongfeng their win? ... [more]  

The RYA has officially begun the search for this year’s most inspirational volunteers by opening nominations for the 2015 RYA Volunteer Awards. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Sport met science today on the Barcelona World Race when the pairs of skippers took the first opportunity to deploy their data monitoring Argo beacon which was given to them in Bareclona prior to the start. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - With a solid 17-20 knots from the north east, reducing the possibility of a distance sapping park up, the likehood of the Leg three leader the Chinese boat Dongfeng getting the gun in Sanya just 640 nautical miles ahead continues to strengthen. ... [more]  

The 2015 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship set to be held in Swinoujscie, Poland from 15 – 19 September 2015 Notice of Race has been released. ... [more]  

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On 2nd January 2015, Team Vestas Wind announced that skipper Chris Nicholson had been tasked to review the team during the month of January. The objective is to ensure the right team for the come back to the race, which is now, for this team, of a different nature than the scheduled original route from Alicante to Gothenburg. ... [more]  

Beau Outteridge has compiled a video of highlights and interviews from the 2015 McDougall + McConanghy Moth Worlds completed recently in Sorrento, Melbourne ... [more]  

Former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell has issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Children’s heart health continues to benefit from Team Alvimedica’s online auction now underway for two unique experiences during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover here. The Chinese Agape Foundation Inc. will be the recipient of funds raised for these unique team experiences in Sanya, the next stopover port of the global ocean race. ... [more]  

RS Aero ‘Lift-Off’ Weekend at Chew Valley SC was held on 17th and 18th January 2015. 17 sailors pitched up to be enlightened on 'Everything Aero' at the Class Association organised Chew Valley Fleet 'Lift-Off' weekend for the new local fleet and visitors. ... [more]  

A unique youth development initiative to find eight young South Africans to build their teamworking and leadership skills by participating in the world’s longest ocean challenge, the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has revealed a shortlist of 30 candidates from across the country. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Dongfeng Race Team: All hands on deck as Chinese crew suffer damage to their boat as the tack line of an important sail (J1) broke suddenly sending the 132 m² sail shooting up the forestay in a matter of seconds. The team have managed to set up a temporary replacement but the reality is, this is a rude awakening of how far away the finish line is. ... [more]  

The city of Cagliari , Sardinia - Italy, will inaugurate the 2015 – 2016 America's Cup World Series, the regattas preliminary to the 35th America's Cup. The event will take place in the Gulf surrounding the island's capital from June 4 to 7, 2015. ... [more]  

Bay of Islands photographer, Steve Western was on hand to catch the action on the on the first Day (and with a couple from Day 2) of racing at the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week. The two events are being conducted in the picturesque Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ. Five superyachts are competing along with round the world race winner Steinlager 2. ... [more]  

Sailing in light winds of under 10kts, five superyachts enjoyed the first day's racing at the Millennium Cup sailed in the Bay of Islands, in Northland, New Zealand. Five superyachts are competing Silencio, Silvertip, Bliss, Janice of Wyoming and Sassafras. Three of these designed by Ed duBois, who is attending the regatta. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - The nightmares of the Malacca Straits behind them, leg three leaders Dongfeng Race Team have now well and truly entered the South China Sea, clearing Singapore without too many problems on the way to Sanya. China, a little over 1000 miles away. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - 'Haves' and 'Have Nots' by Barcelona World Race Media
The Barcelona World Race tells the tale of the 'Haves' and the 'Have Nots' today. Leaders Chemineés Poujoulat have plenty of perfect breeze, sprinting nearly due east at speeds peaking at more than 20kts, while the chasing pack 'have not' and are stymied by the Saint Helena high pressure ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Team Brunel: There we sit in our little bright yellow bus! The Malacca motorway is packed with traffic. A sweating Bouwe Bekking sits at the wheel, with Andrew Cape in the co-driver’s seat. Time and again, he tries to tell Bekking which lane he should be taking. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Artemis Offshore Academy Alumni sailor Jack Bouttell: Jack is currently on route to Sanya, China with Dongfeng Race Team. At just 24 years old, Jack is the first British skipper to have won to coveted Rookie division in the 2000nm solo Solitaire du Figaro race, has two Solitaire du Figaro assaults and a RORC Transatlantic Race win under his belt ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - At the turn of the year, Olympic sailors took to Instagram, posting a picture that states ‘2013 was practice, 2014 was the warm up, 2015 is game time.’ ... [more]  

The GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series attracts the hardiest sailors from nearly 100 classes of boats, as inclusive to small sailing dinghies as restraints allow for each venue. Many of the UK's best dinghy sailors are within the hard core of travellers who trek around the country, meeting up at some of the largest stretches of inland water in England. ... [more]  

The leading international boating and water sports event, Boot Düsseldorf takes place from 17th to 25th January. The first weekend 80,000 visited the boat show. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat skipper Leigh McMillan (GBR) has vowed to return to winning ways in 2015 as Oman Sail renew their bid for the Extreme Sailing Series crown with a fresh new line-up on Oman Air with Olympian Stevie Morrison appointed skipper. ... [more]  

2015 Extreme Sailing Series - The Extreme 40 skippers and sailors presented today to the media and public at the Düsseldorf Boat Show confirm once again the very high calibre of competitors for the season ahead. ... [more]  

After three days of intense Coastal racing in the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, many sailing teams were keen to make the most of today’s lay day activities. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill is dockside in Bermuda this week, along with other team members, to lay the groundwork for a smooth transition for the team as it moves to the new host venue of the America’s Cup over the coming weeks. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015
Barcelona World Race - Leaders enter the fastest section of the course
Artemis Offshore Academy rookies arrive for another season
Martinique Surf Pro - Must attend event in the world surfing circuit
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview
RORC Caribbean 600 proving irresistible
18ft Skiffs: Images from NSW Championships - Race 2
Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!!
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Day 3
World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration
Kieler Woche 2015 promotes Olympic sailing competitions
Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Kiteboarding and Dragons return
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview
Barcelona World Race - The South is looming.
London Boat Show 2015 images provided by onEdition
CWM FX London Boat Show - Beds on Board launch
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January
GC32 Racing Tour - Kiel announced as German stopover
Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature   
2015 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Day 2   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Entering the Malacca Strait   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: More Alex McKinnon images   
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race - Racing underway in classic conditions   
Barcelona World Race - Matched up for a Duel in the South   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Final day's action and Interviews   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet on the Monsoon trail   
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - From one hemisphere to another   
Mount Gay Round Barbados Series - Last min dash for tomorrow’s start   
Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena puts on cloak of invisibility   
London Boat Show - ACWS Portsmouth receives Royal support   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Final day images by Alex McKinnon   
Barcelona World Race - Challenge not over yet for Thomson and Ribes   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Images from Teri Dodds   
McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Burling wins in style   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling wins world title in a gallop   
Int'l 14 World Champs - Podium places assured as final day blown out   
Kaenon + Zhik Interview: Peter Burling - 2015 Moth Worlds, Day 6   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling unbeatable for title   


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