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America's Cup contempt prediction...Stunning PUMA Racing video...50knots it is! | 05/01/2009
High Noon approaches in America's Cup...View Puma Racing video...Antigua Race Week | 04/30/2009
Volvo OR comes to Boston...More America's Cup biffo...Newport to Ensenada - a record race | 04/27/2009
Gary Jobson "Don't pick me, unless.."... Alinghi opts fro Multihull Match... America's Cup - what's next?...Stealth heading to Boston | 04/24/2009
America's Cup - Breaking news....Tunnicliffe at Hyeres...Bermuda Race Week | 04/22/2009
America's Cup - Meeting on! ... Tunnicliffe at Hyeres ....Volvo fleet turn the corner | 04/19/2009
Letters fly in America's Cup...Erik's Images from 'Frisco...US rates in ISAF rankings | 04/16/2009
America's Cup - Off the Record...Canadian wins major offshore race in NZ...Injured crewman lifted from Volvo OR | 04/14/2009
Will USA medal in Palma?...Tunnicliffe interviewed...Heat goes on America's Cup Defender | 04/10/2009
Fresh options for America's Cup...Cuban experience for Treleavens...US on top in Palma | 04/08/2009
Volvo In Port Race...Railey runs hot in Palma...America's Cup Reaction and Analysis | 04/06/2009
Ameica's Cup Decision, Reaction and Way Ahead...Manson Racer announced...12 metres in Newport | 04/04/2009
Geoff Stagg interview...Volvo racers in Pit Lane...More speed record attempts | 04/01/2009
Congressional Cup - historic win...Two sailing speed records...Nations Cup | 03/30/2009
Congressional Cup upsets...Win a Laser...Mid regatta in Nations Cup | 03/27/2009
Congressional Cup opens with six wins for USA sailor...Volvo OR set to finish today...ISAF Olympic Commission announced | 03/26/2009
Puma plodding in Volvo OR...Images from Alamitos Bay...Finisterre in the Caribbean | 03/23/2009
PUMA Racing - latest from on-board...Blind Sailing Worlds conclude...Volvo OR finish analysed...TP52's tune up | 03/22/2009
USA third at Horn in Volvo...Revamping an America's Cup base...Blind Sailing Worlds | 03/18/2009
Volvo leaders slow heading for Horn...Upsets in Marseilles...Maine wins in LA | 03/16/2009
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News - UK & the World

Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ... [more]  

For the third time in a row, an EFPT stage is being hosted on the shores of Six Fours les Plages. For the second time now it will be the place where the European champion will be crowned. This year there has been a notable recognition amongst the crew and the riders about how much the event has been growing year by year. ... [more]  

Bien sûr, il y aura un vainqueur au scratch et selon toute probabilité, il s’agira d’un des huit multicoques géants de la classe Ultime. Mais il y a aussi une timbale à décrocher dans les quatre autres catégories. Revue des forces en présence à trois jours du départ. ... [more]  

Line honours will go to one of the eight giant Ultimes but there are also victories to be gained in each of the four other classes. Here is a quick evaluation of the favourites at three days before La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

On Wednesday 29 October in Saint Malo (France), the nine IMOCA skippers preparing to battle out the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe met with the media, not only to report on the race but also to put into perspective the future of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship class and its forthcoming big dates, the Barcelona World Race and the future race calendar. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ... [more]  

Want to see 40 great sailing champions in action in stunning Nassau in the Bahamas? The Star Sailors League, an emerging international circuit, is offering the chance to win a four-day holiday for two people with accommodation at the luxury Atlantis resort and water park. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 19 on board Team Brunel by Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel on day 19. 'Make ready to gybe,' a voice shouts down the hatchway. Rokas Milevicius (27) and Louis Balcaen (26) jump from their beds. Within seconds, the men are busy throwing large bags of equipment to the luff side for the fourth time that night. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ... [more]  

Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ... [more]  

Genoa International Boat Show 2014 ‘in recovery’ by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, Genoa was very much the numero uno Mediterranean boat show, with 3,000+ boats in the water and practically every manufacturer on the planet anxious to be seen there. The combined effect of the financial crisis 2008-onwards and subsequent financial austerity measures imposed by the Italian government, including swingeing taxes on luxury products ... [more]  

The 29er Eurocup, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva, has over eighty boats taking part representing twelve different countries and will finish on Sunday after a maximum 14 races, (up to four a day). The 29er Eurocup is the last leg in the lengthy European tour which started in Spain back in February. Eleven legs have since taken place in various parts of Europe. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, has made a big gain in the last 12 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race, and is now positioned between the two lead boats. The Danish flagged entry had been positioned to the west of the leaders, who were in the fringe of the St Helena High. ... [more]  

Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing. ... [more]  

The RS400 2014 Nationals at Mounts Bay in Cornwall produced the full house of conditions. From no wind to 25+ knots in a large, powerful swell. The bay simply delivered and the competitors responded in numbers to a well run event. ... [more]  

This weekend 21 teams from 12 universities made their first appearance of the USC team racing season at the Leeds Halloween Howler 2014. All the big players took part - West Kirby, Birmingham (3), Birmingham Old Boys, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam (2), Newcastle (3), Swansea (2), York, Nottingham (3) and Lancaster. ... [more]  

42 year-old skipper Vincent Riou was born in a small South Finistère fishing village called Loctudy, where he still lives. 'I’ve always lived by the sea and it’s always been part of my environment since childhood. I can’t say if I would have been a commercial sailor or fisherman if I hadn’t become an ocean skipper, but I would most certainly have done something close to the sea, if not on the sea. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, day 18 on board Team Brunel. Stefan Coppers reports. While the teams in the Volvo Ocean Race are voyaging ever further south and preparing themselves for a few freezing days in the Southern Ocean, Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman is voicing a sailing ambition. ... [more]  

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate’s 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race contester, crossed the halfway point of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the lead as the fleet race toward the finish line in South Africa. Since setting sail from Alicante, Spain en route to Cape Town, ADOR has consistently led the pack of seven teams – often by several nautical miles. ... [more]  

Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 18 for the crew in the Volvo Ocean Race. We are fighting. We are determined. We are focused. Yes, today was not easy, but we did not allow ourselves to slow down-- we sailed with the conditions given and sailed at 100% performance. ... [more]  

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) published its 2015 Anti-Doping Code on Wednesday (29 October), which will apply to all Member organisations, Paralympic Games and IPC recognised International Federations, from 1 January 2015. ... [more]  

Eyes glued to the Volvo Ocean Race tracker and watching every onboard photo or video shared with the online world, what goes through your mind? Do you dream of helming an ocean giant through the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean? Or do you marvel at the speed, ingenuity and resilience of the crews in dealing with damages and repairs on route? ... [more]  

Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hopes to inspire greater French participation in ocean racing through his entry in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. 'France is a nation of sailors with excellent role models; legends in their own right,' said Sir Robin. ... [more]  

Five weekends of team race training are to be run at Oxford Sailing Club this winter in Fireflies. If you would like to be coached in the art of team racing then this is the squad for you. The Academy is open to individual sailors from the age of 15 to 21 years as of the 1st September 2014, who are experienced fleet racers; no previous team racing experience is expected ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The Ice Gate is placed at 42 deg South between 20W and 10W, seen on the screenshot below. ... [more]  

La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - But the record 91 strong field is peppered with solo skippers from eight other nations, nine men and two women hailing from Italy, Great Britain, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and Finland. In fact several of them rank as serious podium contenders in their respective classes. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Up until now the comment from the boats to the east has been that Team Vestas Wind had made a bad move by digging west. But now, with the high pressure to the east expanding, perhaps Wouter on the Danish boat has read the future a little better and has set his team up for a comeback. ... [more]  

Optimist World Championship 2014 - Six races were made last week and the fleet was divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each fleet has 70 sailors. This first part of this championship had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely: The wind gauge marked 23 Knots on the race area, the waves were high and short. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have finally given ground to Team Brunel after almost exactly a week at the head of the fleet but the new leaders’ thin advantage may well be very short-lived as the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 turned into a game of hunt-the-breeze. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Volvo Ocean Race have specified an Ice Gate in the Southern Ocean of which all competitors must stay to the North, or pass on their starboard side. The gate has been set along the line of 42degrees South and runs for 10 degrees of longitude. ... [more]  

The first UK RS Aero 5 National Squad Training programme will start in November, with five weekends scheduled between then and March. Organised in collaboration with the established RS Tera programme to dovetail with their squad events, the Aero 5 offers the perfect development pathway. Training will be run by Peter Barton, a top coach as well as the Aero Class Manager. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Reality for Team Vestas Wind by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind
The Volvo Ocean Race is an event that you get to watch unfold as something real. What happens on these boats day-to-day, what’s sent, what’s written about, what’s photographed, what’s on video is REAL. When you wake at 3am, it’s dark, really dark. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 17 for the team as they enter the Southern Ocean. Entering the Southern Ocean and racing to Cape Town is not as easy as sailing a straight line South. Currently, we are heading west in order to catch a Low pressure that spins out of the South. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel leading the pack
Comanche ocean trials in Newport + Video
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Title race thrown wide open
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards one week away
Video wrap up of the EFG MothEuroCup 2014
Clipper Race - Is this the toughest job on the ocean?
America's Cup: Artemis Racing signs seventh Olympic Gold medalist
South west Tera squad gets going in Torbay
Last chance to apply for the British Keelboat Academy 2015
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Behind the numbers
Volvo Ocean Race: Front runners open gap for Cape Town *Feature
AWT - PWA Finale 2014: Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - One day to go
New Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel talks duels and dinghy racing
Volvo Ocean Race - Global photography competition launched
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, united by one
BWA UK Wave Tour is hotting up
ISAF Annual Conference to take place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report: October 27, 1700 UTC
Inspired Facilities success for sailing clubs
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The search for skippers is on   
RS:X Youth World Championships - Emma Wilson clinches World title   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Stena Sailing Team wins in Bermuda   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report, October 27, 0630 UTC   
2014 RS:X Youth Worlds - Going out with a bang! + Video   
2015 Flying Dutchman World Championships - Winners will be Grinners!   
RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - Denmark’s Christian Spodsberg wins   
Argo Group Gold Cup 2014 - Berntsson joins sailing’s elite   
Sand Flies versus Foiling Moths - Moth World Championship 2015 *Feature   
2015 International 14 World Championship - Frasch leads German team   
Ian Williams and GAC Pindar set up an exciting AWMRT finale   
RS sailors to arrive at the Ball in style   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – South Atlantic tactics   
Volvo Ocean Race: Steady run to the finish at Cape Town   
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - Race one   
2014 Optimist World Championship - Race started with a clear day   
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Fernando de Noronha   
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The longest route   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Semi Final matches set for Sunday   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Light air drama in Bermuda   


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