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Sydney results already, sailing Olympic gold, Facts: Google Analytics | 07/08/2012
Sydney spring optimism, Rivergate auction, Yacht & Boat 2013 dates | 31/07/2012
Sydney Boat Show news, Olympic Countdown, Multihull wins global award | 24/07/2012
Sydney, Manly show, AMA challenges marine parks, Olympic excitement | 17/07/2012
Melbourne smiles all round, don't fixate on attendance, Taiwan part 2 | 10/07/2012
Taiwan flexes megayacht might, Superyacht Aust seeks GBRMPA plan | 03/07/2012
3.5m Olympic newsletters - get onboard! Horizon 25, Marine industry ad | 26/06/2012
Marine Parks - in detail, the Digital Age and YOU | 19/06/2012
Industry and stakeholders respond to Australian Marine Park Plan | 15/06/2012
Gold medal ad opps, PWC prize at Melbourne show, AIMEX tourism triumph | 12/06/2012
Exporters win, Gulf Craft appoints Morris, White Bay 6 facilities open | 05/06/2012
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show exhibitor success, online triumphs | 29/05/2012
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, Plastic plague, get online or miss the boat! | 22/05/2012
Sanctuary Cove Exhibitors and MarineBusiness-World.com | 22/05/2012
Reduce plastic for ocean's sake, Industry takes lead role in SCIBS | 15/05/2012
Major coup for Aussie Boatbuilder, SCIBS, GC Cruise Terminal truths | 08/05/2012
Cruise future for GC, Jeanneau leads SCIBS, ETNZ eye on America's Cup | 01/05/2012
Salute to Peter Jenkins, BIG name entertainment at SCIBS, fish report | 24/04/2012
Chaparral Qld dealer, Don's 'Blue Dream', ASMEX names share insight | 17/04/2012
FLIR infra-red innovation, BoatStyle chic, Net delivers diversity | 10/04/2012
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News - UK & the World

Byte CII Open Meeting at Haversham Sailing Club by Richard Whitehouse, Stockport
Nine Bytes congregated near Milton Keynes for the last Byte Open Meeting of the season, with six races held over two days. A northwesterly wind blew all weekend, with gusts of over 27mph according to the club anemometer, and over 30 mph according to the sailors. ... [more]  

The Irish Squib Freshwater Championships took place in Tipperary over the weekend of 18th- 19th October. The Squibs were joined by a small fleets of Dragons, SB20s, and Flying Fifteens. ... [more]  

'It’s not until you actually get on a boat and you try and have a go yourself that you realise just how difficult it is!' Sir Dave Brailsford and 80 of his Team Sky charges swapped two wheels for three sails this week and spent a day learning the ropes on a team building day with the British Sailing Team at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ... [more]  

A varied and international fleet ranging from 40 to 100ft (12.19 to 30.48m) will set off for Grenada on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote, the most eastern in the Canary Islands chain, in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic Race. ... [more]  

After six years on the HISC Youth Committee, the last two as Youth Rear Commodore, Anne Marie Wood and her team have been instrumental in making youth the largest growing section at Hayling Island Sailing Club as well as broadening its appeal by offering new initiatives designed to get children on the water in a number of fun and informal formats. ... [more]  

The International sailing community embraced the ethos of this inspiring world record attempt and took to the water in their droves. Clubs around the world reported turnouts higher than they have ever seen before in memory of the legendary ‘Bart’. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team Brunel. 'At this rate, it will take a century before we get to Cape Town,' sighs Jens Dolmer, standing on the bow. He is trying in vain to push the flapping foresail outwards. There is hardly a breath of wind. In the distance, the sun is sinking into the ocean. ... [more]  

Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. Canfield lost his first match in day one of racing against Chris Poole (USA) Riptide Racing. Since then the number two skipper on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has sailed to seven straight points. ... [more]  

The forecast for day six at the La Torche PWA Grand Slam offered a slight possibility of producing some racing, but unfortunately the wind never really materialised meaning the sailors spent another day on hold. Throughout the day there were gusts of up to 10 knots, but the wind failed to improve beyond that. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team SCA. This morning the boat was so quiet you could hear a pin drop, shortly after sun up we were hooning along in 20kts in a torrential downpour, by late afternoon we were sailing backwards, and who knows what tonight will bring. ... [more]  

The push and shove of 12 knots of Atlantic breeze – things are looking up in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, things are looking up. First in the fleet, and out of the Doldrums, they’re heading fast towards the Equator, trade winds blowing gusts of encouragement around their ears. ... [more]  

With only nine days remaining until the close of entries, one of the smallest, most audacious and memorable yachts in the history of the CYCA’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, appropriately became the 100th entry. A mere 10.5 metres, James Cameron’s Hick 35, Luna Sea, will again do duty as one of the pintsized yachts in fleet for the 70th edition of the 628 nautical mile race. ... [more]  

Today was the last day of competition at the Student Yachting World Cup. Even though England’s victory was already for sure, the top-5-ranking could change a lot with two more races: Italy was second with 46 pts, Ireland third with 47 pts, Norway fourth (52 pts) and Switzerland fifth (58.2 pts)… the USA followed with 59 pts! ... [more]  

The United States will be the second most heavily represented nation at the Star Sailors League Finals when they take place at Nassau in the Bahamas between December 1st and 7th. Reflecting the consistency, quality and number of sailors involved in the Star class, the United States has the largest representation in the Star Sailors League with 294 skippers and 376 crew. ... [more]  

AIRBUS and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, AIRBUS will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ... [more]  

Thursday has proved another dramatic day in the story of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. While yesterday (Wednesday) was a day of seamanship and survival as yachts battled storm force winds, it was also a day of arrivals as the same winds pushed competitors to the finish. ... [more]  

The Royal Malta Yacht Club has been a hive of activity both day and night, welcoming back yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. By Midday on Day Six 34 yachts have finished the race and 25 yachts have retired. Each and every sailor that has taken part, including those that are still out there, has a story to tell for years to come. ... [more]  

Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar made a near perfect start to in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday. The British skipper who stands top of the the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is second in the ISAF rankings, goes into today's remaining round robin flights leading group 1. ... [more]  

The RYA National Match Racing Series consists of seven qualifying rounds, including the RYA Youth, RYA Women’s and BUCS Match Racing Championship events, before the top British crews from each event are invited to go head-to-head at the Series Grand Final at Queen Mary Sailing Club, while the Winter Series will be run as part-competition and part-training. ... [more]  

Next month, Terry Greenwood of British Cycling will be speaking at the 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS). He will reveal the concept behind the triumphant revival of British Cycling as inspiration of an ambitious future for the sailing industry. ... [more]  

Over 100 riders from more than 20 different countries have already registered and over the two weeks will compete against each other in the pro, amateur, master, grand master, youth and women's fleets for the honor of becoming the Aloha Classic Champions. ... [more]  

After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 00h 45m 5s in an elapsed time of 4Days 13hours 35mins and 05secs. ... [more]  

As of the 2140UTC report on Day 10 of the first Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the placings on the water on the water had not changed during the day, but the distances between the boats had reduced. The two easternmost boats, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing continued to lead but is only 4nm ahead of Team Brunel with about 600nm to sail to the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha 220nm off the coast of Brazil. ... [more]  

Despite the best efforts of Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set sail on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour today, albeit postponed by 24 hours. ... [more]  

Today, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. ... [more]  

The calm weather returned on day five of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam as the wave sailors recovered from yesterday’s punishing, but brilliant, conditions. After a chilly start, with the thermometer reading just five degrees celsius, the temperature soon rose with the appearance of the sun, making for another stunning autumn day. ... [more]  

Almost 120 sailors gathered at CVLSC for the 2014 RS200 Inlands sponsored by Gul to hear the race officer briefing that he preferred to use individual recalls and would resort sparingly to the black flag. As with all plans it lasted until first contact with the enemy, in this case the RS200 fleet. ... [more]  

Day five of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has proved a day of reckoning for the competing fleet. The forecast strong northwesterly wind has arrived and consistently blown over 25 knots with gusts exceeding 40 knots. The effect has been to catapult the previously slow moving yachts towards the finish line in Malta. ... [more]  

The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's Jackson Yacht Services Bay Races were held in St Aubin’s Bay on Saturday 18th October. This was a real treat for the organisers and sailors as the event has had to be abandoned over the past two years due to gales in the one instance and zero wind in the other. ... [more]  

A day and a night of uncertainty - later, the Doldrums will come to an end for the Volvo Ocean Race teams. By tomorrow morning, the fleet should be sailing safely in the southeasterly trade winds. So – who won this equatorial lottery? What was the best place to cross this convergence zone, where two hemispheres and two weather systems collide? ... [more]  

Known for erratic light airs alternating with sudden gusts that can last a minute or an hour from the giant unstable vertical clouds, the Doldrums (aka more officially the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) are the unavoidable low-point of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race for the determined men on Dongfeng. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Onboard Team Alvimedica. The synopsis is pretty straightforward: we are stuck in the Doldrums. Stuck, and stuck real good. All things considered, yesterday was actually pretty decent. We had a quick morning rainsquall that was able to power us south through the first line of ITCZ clouds already towering above our heads by 10AM. ... [more]  

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie gunning for glory by Media Royal Malta Yacht Club
Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie has emerged as the hot favourite to become the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. However, at 16:00 CET, Artie was still 80 miles from the finish and the Mistral storm is still raging. In addition, there are several yachts behind Artie that could still claim the overall prize. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Another perspective from Team SCA
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Success in San Francisco
London Boat Show 2015 - RYA members enjoy special ticket offer
RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Intense racing + Video
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Big breeze and lumpy seas
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston departs UK to compete in Route du Rhum
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 10 plus Videos *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 turns inside out in Doldums *Feature
34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014 - Fifth race day
Groupe Beneteau named sponsor of US Sailing Team and ISAF World Cup
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Match racers defy Gonzalo
Volvo Ocean Race: Big gains for two boats in Doldrums *Feature
Argo Group Gold Cup - Qualifying Groups set
DSS to revolutionise IMOCA 60s, both new and old
Les Voiles de St Barth - Sixth edition set for Saint Barthélemy
Volvo Ocean Race - The bright side of the Doldrums
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind contemplates the tropics + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Dull day, crazy night for Dongfeng Race Team
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready for equator crossing
Volvo Ocean Race - Tough challenge for Brunel's Pablo Arrarte Elorza
Wales to host 2015 Optimist European Championships   
RS:X Youth Worlds - Hard work on day 1 + Video   
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - NoR released, entries open for 2015   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A turning point for the fleet   
Cowes Etchells winter series reduced to one day   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leg one – Doldrums for dummies   
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 9 plus Videos *Feature   
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Fight to the finish   
Student Yachting World Cup - Fourth race day + Video   
New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind   
Volvo Ocean Race: Day 9 final report - Lead continually changing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet charges the door of the Doldrums Casino *Feature   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Light winds on day 3   
Volvo Ocean Race: Navigators throw away the routing textbook   
Volvo Ocean Race - The Doldrums, a navigational nightmare + Video   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Maltese yachts top the leader board   
RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships overall   
Star Sailors League Finals - Torben Grael and Jorge Zarif join fleet   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica heads for the Doldrums   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, a crew on a mission   


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