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Contender World Championship - Its all happening on Lake Macquarie


'Contender Worlds 2013'    International Contender Class Association

At the 2014 Contender Worlds, after four races have been completed, the Pre-Worlds Champion Mark Bulka leads.
In second place is Christoph Homeier of Germany with Antonio Lambertini of Italy in third.


Race 1 and 2 were held in light and very shifty east to southeast winds of six to twelve knots. Both races finally started with black flags which caught out a few boats. With the Oscar flag flying, the jury were kept busy adjudicating on pumping.

Race 1 was won by Tommy Hooton from GBR with second going to Jono Neate, who finished third in the windy Australians last week. Mark Bulka continued his winning form from the Australians last week with a three in Race 1 and a one in Race 2 proving that he can win in both light and fresh conditions. Jono again looked impressive in Race 2 with a second.

Race 3 took place in 12 to 16 knots pf southeast wind with significant wind shifts. Very impressive win by seven times World Champion Andrea Bonezzi who finished second in the windy Australians last week, leading most of the race making up in part for his poor start in the light winds on day one.

Simon Mussell from GBR was second with Jono third. Matt Mulder who had looked so fast in the Australian Championships last, week with three firsts and a second in fresh conditions, looked much more comfortable with a four after a not so good start in the light winds on day one.

Race 4 was sailed in 10 to 15 knot of southeast wind, also with significant wind shifts. The race was won comfortably by Mark Bulka with Andrea back in fifth. Matt improved again with a two with Christoph Homeier from Germany third. Jono suffered gear failure and was unable to finish.

Five different countries are represented in the top eight after four races and Mark Bulka leads comfortably with a massive 21 point lead over Christoph Homeier. At this stage, Mark and Jono are the boats that look like they can excel in both light and fresh conditions.

Race 1   (21/01/2014)  PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  21/01/2014  19:44:31

Elapsed Time results

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

From

Skipper

Section

1

GBR678

WILLY DO IT

GBR

Tommy Hooton

Open

2

AUS2323

AUS2323

AUS

Jono Neate

Open

3

AUS2571

BALANCE

AUS

Mark Bulka

Open

4

GER2555

FAJRANT

GER

Joachim Harpprecht

Masters

5

AUS2468

BELLA ANNA

AUS

Geoffrey Fisher

Open

6

NED2401

WESTERMAN

NED

Winfred Westerman

Open

7

AUS2320

SLAMMER

AUS

Christopher Jones

Masters

8

GBR2522

RAPTOR

GBR

Chris Boshier

Open

9

AUS1753

STACEY

AUS

Phillip Evans

Masters

10

ITA2561

TALEA 2013

ITA

Antonio Lambertini

Open

11

ITA40

BONEZZI

ITA

Luca Bonezzi

Open

12

AUS2434

STEALTH

AUS

Michael Brown

Open

13

NED2371

HEYNEN

NED

Rene Heynen

Open

14

AUS2411

CRUISING

AUS

Ross Brennan

Masters

15

NED9

VERHALLEN

NED

Paul Verhallen

Open

16

AUS2421

MORTENSEN SAILS

AUS

Josh Mortensen

Open

17

GER551

SCHROEDER

GER

Christoph Homeier

Open

18

AUS2263

CHI CHI CHARLI B'INS

AUS

Richard Batten

Open

19

AUS2517

DUTCHIE

AUS

James Vandervoort

Junior

20

AUS2577

PARIS

AUS

Paul Cohen

Masters

21

AUS2566

ATB MORTON

AUS

Harry Morton

Junior

22

GBR712

FOXY LADY

GBR

Rodger White

Masters

23

AUS2179

I'M IN A MEETING

AUS

Roger Grimes

Open

24

ITA11

RONSTAN

AUS

Andrea Bonezzi

Open

25

AUS2237

BLACK TIE

AUS

Simon Barwood

Open

26

AUS2575

KNOTASHA

AUS

Daniel Kohlman

Open

27

NED2

RISTRETTO

NED

Mark Thorborg

 

28

GBR2315

HOLDEN

GBR

Ben Holden

Open

29

AUS2443

HUP

AUS

Christopher McDonald

Open

30

AUS2408

CHEWBACCA

AUS

Matthew Mulder

Open

31

NED3

LOCTUDEAL

NED

Bart Thorborg

Open

32

GBR2572

STORMTROOPER

GBR

Ed Presley

Open

33

GBR666

PRINCE OF DARKNESS

GBR

Bill Hooton

Masters

34

AUS2565

CLOUD CAR

AUS

Brett Holly

Open

35

ITA20

ASCIUGATI

ITA

Antonio Martini

Open

36

SUI1641

RUEFENACHT

SUI

Jacqueline Ruefenach

Womens

37

GBR2420

CARRIE

GBR

Simon Mussell

Open

38

AUS2437

MAINTAIN THE RAGE

AUS

Scott Munro

Open

39

AUS2518

THE TERRAR

AUS

Ian Henderson

Open

40

GBR2318

OLD DOG

GBR

Alan Mollatt

Masters

41

AUS2136

RIVA DERCI

AUS

Ian Bowman

Open

42

AUS2521

BEAK

AUS

Adam Brett

Open

43

AUS1583

FLY BY WIRE

AUS

Andrew Butler

Masters

44

AUS1752

FLIPPER

AUS

John Lindholm

Open

45

AUS2548

HB

AUS

Jonathon Vandervoort

Masters

46

NZL1329

FRANTIC

AUS

David Harrison

Open

47

AUS2204

DEEPER WATER

AUS

Jeff Owen

Open

48

AUS2567

THE BLACK PEARL

AUS

Glenn Dalton

Masters

49

GER2522

SCHILLO

GER

Conny Schillo

Womens

50

AUS2281

SMOKE ON THE WATER

AUS

Scott McInerney

Open

51

AUS2349

OUTRAGEOUS 2

AUS

Stephen Ianna

Masters

52

AUS2196

BATTLESHIP

AUS

Andrew Ianna

Open

53

AUS2142

TAKE IT EAZIER

AUS

Ian Martin

Open

54

AUS230

THE BREAKER

AUS

James Meggison

Open

55

AUS2208

NAUTI BOUY

AUS

Patrick Moore

Junior

56

AUS1328

GAYLE

AUS

Stephen Brierly

Open

57

AUS1773

TURTLE

AUS

Adrian Kiely

Masters

58

AUS231

RONNIES BOAT

AUS

Robert Stenta

Open

59

AUS2250

FOR SALE

AUS

John McLean

Masters

BFD

AUS2486

HITHER & YON

AUS

David Leask

Open

BFD

AUS2530

COOK

AUS

Clay Cook

Open

BFD

AUS2542

BLACK CAVIAR

AUS

John Fisher

Masters

BFD

ITA1111

VALIANT

ITA

Emilio Betta

Masters

DNF

AUS3

LIMITLESS

AUS

Thomas Young

Junior

DNF

AUS265

BULLET TRAIN

AUS

Bryce Reid

Open

DNF

AUS2444

RONALD

AUS

Darren Nicholson

 

DNF

AUS2562

ORCA

AUS

Sean Managh

Open

 

Race 2   (21/01/2014)  PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  21/01/2014  19:47:38

Elapsed Time results

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

From

Skipper

Section

1

AUS2571

BALANCE

AUS

Mark Bulka

Open

2

AUS2323

AUS2323

AUS

Jono Neate

Open

3

AUS2575

KNOTASHA

AUS

Daniel Kohlman

Open

4

AUS2468

BELLA ANNA

AUS

Geoffrey Fisher

Open

5

ITA2561

TALEA 2013

ITA

Antonio Lambertini

Open

6

AUS2408

CHEWBACCA

AUS

Matthew Mulder

Open

7

GER551

SCHROEDER

GER

Christoph Homeier

Open

8

NED2401

WESTERMAN

NED

Winfred Westerman

Open

9

ITA40

BONEZZI

ITA

Luca Bonezzi

Open

10

AUS2263

CHI CHI CHARLI B'INS

AUS

Richard Batten

Open

11

NED2371

HEYNEN

NED

Rene Heynen

Open

12

GER2555

FAJRANT

GER

Joachim Harpprecht

Masters

13

GBR678

WILLY DO IT

GBR

Tommy Hooton

Open

14

AUS2548

HB

AUS

Jonathon Vandervoort

Masters

15

NED9

VERHALLEN

NED

Paul Verhallen

Open

16

AUS2434

STEALTH

AUS

Michael Brown

Open

17

GBR712

FOXY LADY

GBR

Rodger White

Masters

18

AUS2530

COOK

AUS

Clay Cook

Open

19

ITA11

RONSTAN

AUS

Andrea Bonezzi

Open

20

AUS2517

DUTCHIE

AUS

James Vandervoort

Junior

21

GBR2420

CARRIE

GBR

Simon Mussell

Open

22

NED2

RISTRETTO

NED

Mark Thorborg

 

23

GBR2522

RAPTOR

GBR

Chris Boshier

Open

24

AUS2237

BLACK TIE

AUS

Simon Barwood

Open

25

GBR2572

STORMTROOPER

GBR

Ed Presley

Open

26

AUS2486

HITHER & YON

AUS

David Leask

Open

27

GBR2315

HOLDEN

GBR

Ben Holden

Open

28

AUS1753

STACEY

AUS

Phillip Evans

Masters

29

AUS2411

CRUISING

AUS

Ross Brennan

Masters

30

ITA20

ASCIUGATI

ITA

Antonio Martini

Open

31

AUS2320

SLAMMER

AUS

Christopher Jones

Masters

32

AUS2566

ATB MORTON

AUS

Harry Morton

Junior

33

AUS2421

MORTENSEN SAILS

AUS

Josh Mortensen

Open

34

AUS2179

I'M IN A MEETING

AUS

Roger Grimes

Open

35

NZL1329

FRANTIC

AUS

David Harrison

Open

36

AUS2577

PARIS

AUS

Paul Cohen

Masters

37

AUS2136

RIVA DERCI

AUS

Ian Bowman

Open

38

SUI1641

RUEFENACHT

SUI

Jacqueline Ruefenach

Womens

39

GBR666

PRINCE OF DARKNESS

GBR

Bill Hooton

Masters

40

AUS2204

DEEPER WATER

AUS

Jeff Owen

Open

41

GBR2318

OLD DOG

GBR

Alan Mollatt

Masters

42

AUS1752

FLIPPER

AUS

John Lindholm

Open

43

AUS2443

HUP

AUS

Christopher McDonald

Open

44

AUS2142

TAKE IT EAZIER

AUS

Ian Martin

Open

45

AUS2437

MAINTAIN THE RAGE

AUS

Scott Munro

Open

46

AUS2349

OUTRAGEOUS 2

AUS

Stephen Ianna

Masters

47

AUS2521

BEAK

AUS

Adam Brett

Open

48

ITA1111

VALIANT

ITA

Emilio Betta

Masters

49

AUS1583

FLY BY WIRE

AUS

Andrew Butler

Masters

50

AUS2565

CLOUD CAR

AUS

Brett Holly

Open

51

NED3

LOCTUDEAL

NED

Bart Thorborg

Open

52

AUS2567

THE BLACK PEARL

AUS

Glenn Dalton

Masters

53

AUS2208

NAUTI BOUY

AUS

Patrick Moore

Junior

54

AUS2250

FOR SALE

AUS

John McLean

Masters

55

AUS2518

THE TERRAR

AUS

Ian Henderson

Open

56

GER2522

SCHILLO

GER

Conny Schillo

Womens

57

AUS231

RONNIES BOAT

AUS

Robert Stenta

Open

58

AUS1773

TURTLE

AUS

Adrian Kiely

Masters

59

AUS230

THE BREAKER

AUS

James Meggison

Open

60

AUS1328

GAYLE

AUS

Stephen Brierly

Open

61

AUS3

LIMITLESS

AUS

Thomas Young

Junior

BFD

AUS2542

BLACK CAVIAR

AUS

John Fisher

Masters

DNC

AUS265

BULLET TRAIN

AUS

Bryce Reid

Open

DNC

AUS2444

RONALD

AUS

Darren Nicholson

 

DNF

AUS2281

SMOKE ON THE WATER

AUS

Scott McInerney

Open

DNF

AUS2562

ORCA

AUS

Sean Managh

Open

RET

AUS2196

BATTLESHIP

AUS

Andrew Ianna

Open

 

Race 3   (22/01/2014)  PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  22/01/2014  18:15:17

Elapsed Time results

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

From

Skipper

Section

1

ITA11

RONSTAN

AUS

Andrea Bonezzi

Open

2

GBR2420

CARRIE

GBR

Simon Mussell

Open

3

AUS2323

AUS2323

AUS

Jono Neate

Open

4

AUS2408

CHEWBACCA

AUS

Matthew Mulder

Open

5

GER551

SCHROEDER

GER

Christoph Homeier

Open

6

AUS2571

BALANCE

AUS

Mark Bulka

Open

7

AUS2468

BELLA ANNA

AUS

Geoffrey Fisher

Open

8

AUS2434

STEALTH

AUS

Michael Brown

Open

9

NED2371

HEYNEN

NED

Rene Heynen

Open

10

AUS1753

STACEY

AUS

Phillip Evans

Masters

11

NED9

VERHALLEN

NED

Paul Verhallen

Open

12

NED3

LOCTUDEAL

NED

Bart Thorborg

Open

13

AUS2263

CHI CHI CHARLI B'INS

AUS

Richard Batten

Open

14

ITA2561

TALEA 2013

ITA

Antonio Lambertini

Open

15

GBR2315

HOLDEN

GBR

Ben Holden

Open

16

GER2555

FAJRANT

GER

Joachim Harpprecht

Masters

17

GBR678

WILLY DO IT

GBR

Tommy Hooton

Open

18

GBR2572

STORMTROOPER

GBR

Ed Presley

Open

19

NED2401

WESTERMAN

NED

Winfred Westerman

Open

20

AUS2577

PARIS

AUS

Paul Cohen

Masters

21

AUS2565

CLOUD CAR

AUS

Brett Holly

Open

22

AUS2421

MORTENSEN SAILS

AUS

Josh Mortensen

Open

23

AUS2486

HITHER & YON

AUS

David Leask

Open

24

AUS2437

MAINTAIN THE RAGE

AUS

Scott Munro

Open

25

NED2

RISTRETTO

NED

Mark Thorborg

 

26

AUS2204

DEEPER WATER

AUS

Jeff Owen

Open

27

AUS2530

COOK

AUS

Clay Cook

Open

28

GBR2522

RAPTOR

GBR

Chris Boshier

Open

29

AUS2411

CRUISING

AUS

Ross Brennan

Masters

30

AUS2349

OUTRAGEOUS 2

AUS

Stephen Ianna

Masters

31

GBR666

PRINCE OF DARKNESS

GBR

Bill Hooton

Masters

32

AUS2548

HB

AUS

Jonathon Vandervoort

Masters

33

AUS2444

RONALD

AUS

Darren Nicholson

 

34

AUS1752

FLIPPER

AUS

John Lindholm

Open

35

ITA1111

VALIANT

ITA

Emilio Betta

Masters

36

AUS2575

KNOTASHA

AUS

Daniel Kohlman

Open

37

AUS2136

RIVA DERCI

AUS

Ian Bowman

Open

37

AUS2320

SLAMMER

AUS

Christopher Jones

Masters

39

AUS2521

BEAK

AUS

Adam Brett

Open

40

ITA20

ASCIUGATI

ITA

Antonio Martini

Open

41

GBR712

FOXY LADY

GBR

Rodger White

Masters

42

AUS2281

SMOKE ON THE WATER

AUS

Scott McInerney

Open

43

AUS2208

NAUTI BOUY

AUS

Patrick Moore

Junior

44

AUS2179

I'M IN A MEETING

AUS

Roger Grimes

Open

45

AUS2142

TAKE IT EAZIER

AUS

Ian Martin

Open

46

AUS2567

THE BLACK PEARL

AUS

Glenn Dalton

Masters

47

NZL1329

FRANTIC

AUS

David Harrison

Open

48

SUI1641

RUEFENACHT

SUI

Jacqueline Ruefenach

Womens

49

AUS2443

HUP

AUS

Christopher McDonald

Open

50

AUS2562

ORCA

AUS

Sean Managh

Open

51

GBR2318

OLD DOG

GBR

Alan Mollatt

Masters

52

AUS2196

BATTLESHIP

AUS

Andrew Ianna

Open

53

AUS2250

FOR SALE

AUS

John McLean

Masters

54

AUS265

BULLET TRAIN

AUS

Bryce Reid

Open

55

AUS230

THE BREAKER

AUS

James Meggison

Open

56

AUS1328

GAYLE

AUS

Stephen Brierly

Open

57

AUS1583

FLY BY WIRE

AUS

Andrew Butler

Masters

58

AUS2517

DUTCHIE

AUS

James Vandervoort

Junior

59

AUS1773

TURTLE

AUS

Adrian Kiely

Masters

ENP

AUS3

LIMITLESS

AUS

Thomas Young

Junior

ENP

AUS2542

BLACK CAVIAR

AUS

John Fisher

Masters

DNF

AUS231

RONNIES BOAT

AUS

Robert Stenta

Open

DNF

AUS2518

THE TERRAR

AUS

Ian Henderson

Open

DNF

AUS2566

ATB MORTON

AUS

Harry Morton

Junior

DNF

GER2622

TIMES LIKE THESE

GER

Conny Schillo

Womens

DNF

ITA40

BONEZZI

ITA

Luca Bonezzi

Open

OCS

AUS2237

BLACK TIE

AUS

Simon Barwood

Open

 

 

 Race 4   (22/01/2014)  PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  22/01/2014  17:47:52

Elapsed Time results

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

From

Skipper

Section

1

AUS2571

BALANCE

AUS

Mark Bulka

Open

2

AUS2408

CHEWBACCA

AUS

Matthew Mulder

Open

3

GER551

SCHROEDER

GER

Christoph Homeier

Open

4

AUS1753

STACEY

AUS

Phillip Evans

Masters

5

ITA11

RONSTAN

AUS

Andrea Bonezzi

Open

6

ITA2561

TALEA 2013

ITA

Antonio Lambertini

Open

7

AUS2575

KNOTASHA

AUS

Daniel Kohlman

Open

8

GBR2420

CARRIE

GBR

Simon Mussell

Open

9

AUS2237

BLACK TIE

AUS

Simon Barwood

Open

10

GBR2315

HOLDEN

GBR

Ben Holden

Open

11

AUS2421

MORTENSEN SAILS

AUS

Josh Mortensen

Open

12

NED3

LOCTUDEAL

NED

Bart Thorborg

Open

13

GER2555

FAJRANT

GER

Joachim Harpprecht

Masters

14

NED9

VERHALLEN

NED

Paul Verhallen

Open

15

ITA40

BONEZZI

ITA

Luca Bonezzi

Open

16

NED2401

WESTERMAN

NED

Winfred Westerman

Open

17

GBR2572

STORMTROOPER

GBR

Ed Presley

Open

18

AUS2320

SLAMMER

AUS

Christopher Jones

Masters

19

ITA1111

VALIANT

ITA

Emilio Betta

Masters

20

GBR678

WILLY DO IT

GBR

Tommy Hooton

Open

21

AUS2530

COOK

AUS

Clay Cook

Open

22

AUS2411

CRUISING

AUS

Ross Brennan

Masters

22

GBR2522

RAPTOR

GBR

Chris Boshier

Open

24

NED2371

HEYNEN

NED

Rene Heynen

Open

25

AUS2577

PARIS

AUS

Paul Cohen

Masters

26

NED2

RISTRETTO

NED

Mark Thorborg

 

27

AUS2437

MAINTAIN THE RAGE

AUS

Scott Munro

Open

28

AUS1752

FLIPPER

AUS

John Lindholm

Open

29

AUS2263

CHI CHI CHARLI B'INS

AUS

Richard Batten

Open

30

AUS2204

DEEPER WATER

AUS

Jeff Owen

Open

31

AUS2136

RIVA DERCI

AUS

Ian Bowman

Open

32

GBR666

PRINCE OF DARKNESS

GBR

Bill Hooton

Masters

33

AUS2142

TAKE IT EAZIER

AUS

Ian Martin

Open

34

AUS2548

HB

AUS

Jonathon Vandervoort

Masters

35

AUS2521

BEAK

AUS

Adam Brett

Open

36

GBR712

FOXY LADY

GBR

Rodger White

Masters

37

AUS2443

HUP

AUS

Christopher McDonald

Open

38

NZL1329

FRANTIC

AUS

David Harrison

Open

39

ITA20

ASCIUGATI

ITA

Antonio Martini

Open

40

GBR2318

OLD DOG

GBR

Alan Mollatt

Masters

41

AUS2281

SMOKE ON THE WATER

AUS

Scott McInerney

Open

42

AUS2349

OUTRAGEOUS 2

AUS

Stephen Ianna

Masters

43

AUS2567

THE BLACK PEARL

AUS

Glenn Dalton

Masters

44

AUS2196

BATTLESHIP

AUS

Andrew Ianna

Open

45

SUI1641

RUEFENACHT

SUI

Jacqueline Ruefenach

Womens

46

AUS1583

FLY BY WIRE

AUS

Andrew Butler

Masters

47

AUS231

RONNIES BOAT

AUS

Robert Stenta

Open

48

AUS2250

FOR SALE

AUS

John McLean

Masters

49

AUS265

BULLET TRAIN

AUS

Bryce Reid

Open

50

AUS1773

TURTLE

AUS

Adrian Kiely

Masters

51

AUS230

THE BREAKER

AUS

James Meggison

Open

52

AUS1328

GAYLE

AUS

Stephen Brierly

Open

DNC

AUS3

LIMITLESS

AUS

Thomas Young

Junior

DNC

AUS2444

RONALD

AUS

Darren Nicholson

 

DNC

AUS2518

THE TERRAR

AUS

Ian Henderson

Open

DNC

AUS2542

BLACK CAVIAR

AUS

John Fisher

Masters

DNC

AUS2565

CLOUD CAR

AUS

Brett Holly

Open

DNC

AUS2566

ATB MORTON

AUS

Harry Morton

Junior

DNC

GER2622

TIMES LIKE THESE

GER

Conny Schillo

Womens

DNF

AUS2179

I'M IN A MEETING

AUS

Roger Grimes

Open

DNF

AUS2208

NAUTI BOUY

AUS

Patrick Moore

Junior

DNF

AUS2323

AUS2323

AUS

Jono Neate

Open

DNF

AUS2468

BELLA ANNA

AUS

Geoffrey Fisher

Open

DNF

AUS2517

DUTCHIE

AUS

James Vandervoort

Junior

DNF

AUS2562

ORCA

AUS

Sean Managh

Open

OCS

AUS2434

STEALTH

AUS

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Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ... [more]  

O MAPFRE conquistou de maneira emocionante a quarta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, disputada entre a China e a Nova Zelândia. Na manhã deste sábado (28), o barco espanhol cruzou a linha de chegada em primeiro após quase 21 dias de navegação. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ... [more]  

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition by Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ... [more]  

MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ... [more]  

Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ... [more]  

2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Hap Fauth's American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente's corrected time under IRC. It was third time lucky for Bella Mente as the Maxi 72 has finished second overall for the past two years. ... [more]  

Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ... [more]  

On Sunday March 8th 2015, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will close out the final night of music with one of the most distinctive performances to date. DJ Natty Rico will be the final act to grace the regatta stage during the 'Legendary Party' following Kool and the Gang. His unique blend of saxophone playing and DJ skills will have your jaw dropping in amazement. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ... [more]  

SCYA Manning Regatta – The youth-heavy event is the fourth and last stop of the Shadden Series for teenagers under 19 not yet in college and is also a move-up regatta under the advancement guidelines of the International Naples Sabot Association. ... [more]  

US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards 2015 ceremony celebrated the sailing accomplishments of Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Md.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) as it returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan after having moved to the west coast for the past three years. ... [more]  

For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Open and Junior Europeans in Split, Croatia, is now live, with online entry open. The last time the Finns had an event there the wind did not cooperate and the fleet ended up sailing some races as the sun set. ... [more]  

RORC Caribbean 600 – Four Figaro II teams, all from the Guadeloupe Grand Large sailing academy, are racing in this year's event. 18 sailors from the offshore racing academy are racing on four identical yachts and have high aspirations for the future; the Solitaire du Figaro, Route du Rhum or the Everest of offshore solo-sailing, the Vendée Globe. ... [more]  

After having moved to the west coast for the past three years, US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards ceremony returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to celebrate the sailing accomplishments of Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Md.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.). ... [more]  

If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]  

The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Victory in the fourth leg was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted ... [more]  

The 2014-15 Etchells North American Midwinter East Series wraps up in Miami this weekend with the three-day Jaguar Southeastern Midwinter Regatta for the Schoonmaker Cup. The Jag, as the series has become better known, attracted over 50 boats for the four regatta series. ... [more]  

RORC Caribbean 600 – By the morning of day four, 19 yachts had completed the race and 43 yachts were still racing. Last night the lighter southerly wind had switched back to an easterly direction with substantial cloud activity providing changeable conditions for the competitors ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA AC45 Turbo Feb 25 Training images provided by pressure-drop.us. Flat flood conditions and winds 12-18 and then picking up late in the day. Boat is matching the olars established with the AC 72's. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand has pushed the start button on their campaign for the 35th America's Cup, with a budget that has been reduced by an estimated 20% from the San Francisco campaign. The decision to relocate the Venue for the Match to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda has resulted in reduced attractiveness to sponsors, which in turn has led to cuts in the program ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ... [more]  

AWT Goya Pro Cabo Verde kicks off in style! by American Windsurfing Tour
Last night saw the Opening Party for the Goya Cabo Verde Pro contest here on the beautiful island of Sal. In attendance were some of the biggest names in windsurfing along with local watermen, business men and dignitaries. The true spirit of the American Windsurfing Tour came out in force which was both mirrored and complimented by the spirit of this island ... [more]  

With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. ... [more]  

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