sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Strongest fleet in years
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Strongest fleet in years


'The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race media launch panel L-R: Matt Allen (Ichi Ban), Craig McCarthy (Spirit of Mateship), Mark Richards - Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2013 Press Conference'    © Andrea Francolini / Rolex    Click Here to view large photo

For the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, on Boxing Day December 26, a fleet of 95, said to be the strongest in years, will assemble in Sydney Harbour, their aim to knock Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI from the top of its perch.

Seemingly out of the blue, a year before next year’s milestone 70th race run by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), a fleet including five 100-foot super maxis, three 80-footers, 15 70-footers and 22 overseas boats has risen to the challenge for the 69th edition of the race.

They want to take line honours, overall honours and even the race record from Wild Oats XI, the six-time winner that took its second triple crown last year.

The CYCA announced details of the fleet at the official race launch in Sydney today.

The record-holder will have the look of a Swiss Army knife, especially sailing downwind. The Reichel/Pugh 100 sails with added appendages, a retractable foil for every occasion.

Since mid-year Wild Oats XI has carried a horizontal, retractable foil at the waterline, which runs athwartships between the mast and keel. It lifts the bow when the boat is sailing downwind in strong winds, reducing drag.

The innovation adds to Wild Oats XI’s blade armoury of rudder, canting keel, two retractable daggerboards and a retractable forward foil. In addition, the boat has just been fitted with a new lightweight mast that has reduced windage.

The rivalry between Wild Oats XI and Perpetual LOYAL skippers was evident this morning - Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2013 Press Conference -  © Andrea Francolini - Rolex   Click Here to view large photo

The rivalry between Wild Oats XI and Perpetual LOYAL was evident at this morning’s official media launch. Skipper of Wild Oats XI, Mark Richards, said they had been keeping their eye on the boat ever since there were indications the newly rebadged Perpetual LOYAL may compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart as far back as 2011.

'The two major modifications we undertaken this year is the installation of the new mast which is hopefully going be a great things for us – we’ve had a few glitches along the way and the second is the DSS board – it’s a horizontal stability foil which has proven to be a good thing for us at high speed. We’re the only super maxi to have this,' Richards added

However the mast installation did have what Richards classified as 'a catastrophic failure', but the team has been working on it over the past week and hopes to be back in the water at the weekend.

'It’s like taking an AK47 to a water pistol fight,' Richards joked about Perpetual LOYAL. The latter’s owner, Anthony Bell, quickly returned: 'There aren’t too many water pistols coming out of New Zealand with DSS and new masts.'

Bell said of his rivals: 'It’ll be a tough battle with Wild Oats XI - we’re up against the best super maxi racing team in the world – they’re like the Ferrari team of ocean racing, adding: 'It would be remiss of me not to also include those other super maxis in the fleet; including the boat we won (line honours) on in 2011, now racing as Ragamuffin 100.'

Bell finished: 'Our boat’s got a proven pedigree – it was a good target for us to acquire and we’ve spent lots of time getting the safety elements right; rebuilding and strengthening the keel.'

Key crew from the America’s Cup and other major ocean races, including Oracle Team USA’s Australian strategist, Tom Slingsby, will take strategic positions on the leading challengers this year.

The other super maxi challenges will come from Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 100 and Grant Wharington’s Wild Thing. Also in contention is Gerhard Ruether’s super maxi from Cyprus, Zefiro, though she needs a heavy upwind race to figure.

Perpetual LOYAL is the former Speedboat/Virgin Money/Rambler 100, said to be the northern hemisphere’s fastest racing machine, but which turned turtle after snapping her keel while leading the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race. She sails with a major refit by Bell and Tom Slingsby’s tactical brain, fresh from Oracle Team USA’s winning America’s Cup campaign in San Francisco.

It’s a dream gig for Tom Slingsby on Perpetual LOYAL - Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2013 Press Conference -  © Andrea Francolini - Rolex   Click Here to view large photo
'It’s a dream gig – how could I not be part of this with such a great team and boat?' Slingsby said.

'This will be my first Rolex Sydney Hobart and my first major offshore ocean race – I’ve haven’t been sick on a yacht before – only once when I was on a fishing boat offshore, so I’m curious as to how I’ll fair,' he admitted.

Tongue in cheek, Mark Richards offered some not so helpful tips to Slingsby, after media described him as the ‘secret weapon’ on Perpetual LOYAL: 'A nice warm tuna milkshake on Boxing Day morning should do the trick. That should put their secret weapon out of action.'

Asked about the pressure to succeed in this race, having won Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games and then winning the America’s Cup as strategist aboard Oracle Racing Team, Slingsby responded: 'I don’t feel any pressure when I compete.

'I’ve been through it all with my Olympic career – being the favourite in a couple of Olympics – not performing, then performing - that‘s the biggest stage where you’re going to feel the pressure. Plus the America’s Cup, being down eight nil.

'You’ve just got to go out there and do the best you can do personally and help the team. It doesn’t matter what the scoreline is, I’ll be putting in wherever I’m needed and doing my best.'

Syd Fischer embarks on his 45th Hobart race, aboard Ragamuffin 100, which, as Anthony Bell’s Investec LOYAL, beat Wild Oats XI to line honours in 2011 in a memorable twilight duel on the Derwent.

Fischer comes fresh from line honours in both the Transpac and Audi Hong Kong Vietnam races. In the Vietnam race, he used the 90-foot version of Ragamuffin to break the race record.

Wild Thing, from Queensland, has unfinished business. Already having won Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours in 2003, and lengthened for last year’s race, she was rubbed out before the start for incomplete paperwork.

New boats form the second line of attack on Wild Oats XI. There is Kwok’s new Beau Geste, with a phalanx of Volvo sailors aboard; Matt Allen has programmed his brand new Ichi Ban, a Carkeek 60, to join Beau Geste in the quest for the Tattersall’s Cup for overall winner of the race.

'This will be the most competitive offshore race ever,' says Hong Kong sailing identity Karl Kwok, who is bringing his new Botin 80 Beau Geste, built in New Zealand, to the race.
'There has never been a line-up of boats sailed at this high level in any offshore event.

History is in the making on December 26 and we had to be part of the event,' says Kwok, who won the race overall in 1997 with a previous Beau Geste, also new at the time.

Past CYCA commodore, Matt Allen, who has invested in a new state-of-the-art Ichi Ban for the race, a 60-footer built in Dubai, thinks it is the best fleet he has seen since the early 1980s.

'That quality is very deep,' he said before official launching his yacht today. 'This is a grand prix racing fleet.'

'We only took the new Ichi Ban for a sail two days ago and so far it’s performed well. This weekend we’ve got the full race crew on board; it’ll be a full test of all the boat’s systems,' Allen said.

'The 60 foot yachts have previously got into Hobart in good time, so we hope to take advantage of the winds when they are reasonably fresh in the late morning and early afternoon,' said Allen, 'It’s been 30 years since I was on the overall winner, so I’m hoping this will be the boat to correct that.'

In addition, there are two highly competitive Volvo 70s (Giacomo and Black Jack) to snap at the heels of the super maxis and bid for the Cup.

Tony Kirby, a veteran of 29 Hobart races, has similar plans to Allen and Kwok with his new Patrice, a Ker 46, a light displacement yacht with a carbon hull, designed to sit up and plane downwind.

Previous overall winners in the fleet include Kim Jaggar/Travis Read’s Illusion (1988), Roger Hickman’s Wild Rose (1993), Rob Francis and Corinne Feldmann’s The Banshee (as Terra Firma in 1995), James Cameron’s Luna Sea (as AFR Midnight Rambler in 1998), Philip Child’s Knee Deep (as Yendys in 1999) and John Newbold’s Primitive Cool (as Secret Men’s Business 3.5 in 2010).

To Roger Hickman, every Rolex Sydney Hobart is special - Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2013 Press Conference -  © Andrea Francolini - Rolex   Click Here to view large photo

Wild Rose has emerged as a favourite for the overall win 'It’s quite a challenge to sail this boat – it’s slow, rolly and bouncy at times, but you also need your fair share of luck to win,' Hickman said this morning at the official media launch. 'In fact, looking around me at the pros, I’d say it’s definitely luck with us.'

When asked if there was a magic elixir that makes Wild Rose so good, Hickman added 'The crew and the team around you are essential – the women are extremely valuable and they have a great power to weight ratio. My father-in-law used to say that 90% of ocean racing is about housekeeping – so you really need people across the board that are good at housekeeping.

Asked to pinpoint the race that stands out for him most, Hickman said, 'Every Rolex Sydney Hobart is special; I could never pick one from another.'

International entries come from New Zealand, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Caledonia, Germany, as well as Cyprus. Twelve of them are competitors in the Clipper Round the World Race fleet, identical 70ft yachts, plus two Clipper 68s, one of them with Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston aboard.

Spirit of Mateship, a Volvo 60 earlier named Southern Excellence, will be crewed by 10 ‘sailing wounded’, past and present Australian Defence Force personnel, known as ‘Brave Mates’, who raise money for their Mates4Mates charity.

'It’s going to be a good challenge for us – none of us knew each other before embarking on this journey. Psychologically, this is a big event for us – it’s been cathartic so far,' Australian Defence Force veteran Craig McCarthy said.

'We’re all use to working together as a unit and the camaraderie you build as a unit – it’s been great to come together on this project as individuals (after leaving the Defence Force) and build that camaraderie again – and the Mates4Mates support has been great,' he added.

'The calibre of this year’s fleet shows that Australian sailing is back and back with a vengeance,' CYCA commodore Howard Piggott said.

'Australian yachtsmen and women enjoyed huge success at the 2012 Olympics and Australians figured prominently in the dramatic climax of the America’s Cup.

'The fantastic response to compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is symptomatic of renewed competitiveness in sailing here,' Commodore Piggott said.

Starting at 1pm AEDT Boxing Day December 26 on Sydney Harbour, the fleet will set sail from two start lines off Nielsen Park, Vaucluse. The largest yachts will start from the front line before the fleet converges outside the Harbour to round a mark one nautical mile east of the Heads before heading to Tasmania, where the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania will finish the race.

The start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be broadcast live on the Seven Network throughout Australia, the Australia Network throughout the Asia Pacific Region and webcast live to a global audience on Yahoo!7.

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race website


by Bruce Montgomery

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117070

11:06 AM Tue 26 Nov 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Related News Stories:

27 Nov 2013  Sydney Hobart: Supermaxi versus Sunfish - Ready to foil the party??
26 Nov 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart: Saving on Crew shirt costs – Another Ichi Ban
26 Nov 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet - Fleet of 95 -Best for Years
26 Nov 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart - Having a Tasmanian Beer and going to sleep
23 Nov 2013  Prime Minister’s blessing for unique Sydney-Hobart challenger
19 Nov 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Official launch November 26
11 Nov 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Race record for international entries
08 Nov 2013  Ragamuffin team change plans to focus only on Sydney Hobart Race
07 Nov 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tom Slingsby to take part onboard Perpetual Loyal
04 Nov 2013  2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart - Ninety seven signed on
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race: Heading into a tropical Depression *Feature by Mike Scullin, Predictwind
The weather team at PredictWind have put together this prognosis for the next few days, looking at what lies ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet ... [more]  

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November 1200 CET from Lanzarote, Canary Islands bound for Grenada, West Indies, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi 2014: Smiles were present before racing at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, on the waters off of the Corniche and around Lulu Island and back ashore upon the conclusion of racing. A north westerly breeze that ranged between 9-14 knots greeted the sailors across the four race tracks. The outside courses saw big waves to add some spice to the sailors’ lives. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel: Sailing against the wind and ramming into waves is not exactly comfortable. But it can get worse, because right now we are heading straight into a tropical storm. 'Tro-tro-tropical storm?' I stammer in fright to Louis Balcaen. The young Belgian sailor quickly makes it clear that I’m not the only one who is afraid of this particular weather condition. ... [more]  

The Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club, which has hosted three America's Cups and one America's Cup World Series, appeared on local TV, commenting on the apparent decision to award the 35th America's Cup to British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. In this replay of the video Commodore Chuck Sinks, deftly stays within the confines of not confirming that Bermuda has won the hosting rights. ... [more]  

Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has slipped in the Volvo Ocean Race having led for most of Leg 2, and won Leg 1. But as has been done before Abu Dhabi has caught up, and now playing storm-watch. ... [more]  

Mast track issues have dogged the Chinese Volvo Ocean Race entry, Dongfeng Race Team on Leg 2 on the 40,000nm round the world race. The problem is not fully repairable in the current upwind and bumpy conditions, and is certainly an issue of concern for Charles Caudrelier led team. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: The Traemeister's onboard gym session *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, claimed he did not know what a Gym before he set foot aboard Team Vestas Wind. And then compounded his issues by saying that he thought 'Gym' was pronounced 'Gime'. Fitness freak Trae has taken on the invidious task of getting the Irish OBM up to a passable fitness level, believed to be 100 push-ups. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving at Sea *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Although they may be far from home, old traditions aren't forgotten as the US crew aboard Team Alvimedica celebrate one of the great traditions. And the non-US crew partake of their first Thanksgiving, off the coast of Madagascar. There's some of the traditional fare, adapted for the Volvo Ocean Race, and some messages and mementos from home. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The official launch of Syd Fischer’s super maxi, Ragamuffin 100, will take place next Tuesday, 2 December 2014, at Sydney City Marine Complex, Rozelle. ... [more]  

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre takes lead in Leg 2 as break point looms *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The latest position report from Volvo Ocean Race Control has given the lead in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Mapfre (Iker Martinez). She takes over the lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker), who has led from soon after the start of Leg 2, a week ago. ... [more]  

Over 270 sailors from 38 nations have enjoyed a mixed range of conditions since their arrival early on in the week. The athletes have used the time to acclimatise to their surroundings, different sea states and a variety of wind strengths. But now, the practice time is over with racing across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding fleets to kick start the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ... [more]  

VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: Among the ten Olympic series represented, Franck Cammas will be participating in the event for the first time aboard a Nacra 17, this time teaming up with the young, light Alizée Desbordes. Having remained in France to satisfy her professional obligations, Sophie de Turckheim will be following the performance of her favourite helm closely. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Bjorn Allansson (SWE), Briana Provancha (USA), Sofia Bekatorou (GRE), Lara Vadlau (AUT) and Anton Paz (ESP) have fully embraced the Abu Dhabi and Emirati life, grasping the opportunities available with both hands. 'There are so many welcoming and friendly people here,' explained Provancha at the opening press conference. ... [more]  

Leading sailing marine electronics manufacturer B&G has been appointed an Official Race Supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15. B&G will also be providing full electronic navigation systems, tactical software and race support to the organisers of the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race, which began on the October 4th in Alicante, Spain. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ... [more]  

Star Sailors League Finals: This Bahaman event is about much more than just sailing, however: it promises a blistering week of high emotion, passion and dazzlingly action that will deliver a unique display of sporting prowess from a slew of champions. All in an easy-to-grasp and see format that even non-sailing folk will understand perfectly. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Sweden to host World Series regatta in 2015 by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen. ... [more]  

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote bound for Grenada, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. All of the competing yachts are now safely moored in Puerto Calero Marina and last night an informal welcome drinks reception was well received with crew ... [more]  

2014 Chicago Match Cup - At the end of Chicago Match Race Center's sixth season, the numbers show how well CMRC reached both into and beyond the Great Lakes sailing community. CMRC hosted a total of 12 graded events from May to October. Of these, the five Grade Three regattas were the best attended featuring 23 skippers from nine countries. ... [more]  

2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ... [more]  

Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ... [more]  

Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall. Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians by Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ... [more]  

2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ... [more]  

Most of the nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's 67th Turkey Day Regatta came to enjoy sunny sailing in mild conditions, which the weekend delivered beautifully. By tradition, the winners received turkeys, not trophies, but for a few others it was another important stopover en route to Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics. They hope. ... [more]  

Everyone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public. ... [more]  

Robert Scheidt talks to us just a few days before the Nassau start of the Star Sailors League Final. How do you feel inside? I feel very calm. Myself and Bruno have tons of experience with the Star. We’ve been competing together for 10 years now. ... [more]  

USODA 2015 Nationals - Pensacola Yacht Club to host
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Inspiring the next generation in the UAE
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup – Albeau completes world title hat-trick
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica pushing harder
Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action
St Barth Cata Cup day 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC
2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature
VX ONE Winter Series - Norris and Family earn first weekend victory
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three
Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines   
2014 Turkey Day Regatta – Day 1   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ   
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do   
RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman   
Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime'   
America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature   
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos   
Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean   
EPA punts on renewable fuel standard   
Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist   
RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by   
Volvo Ocean Race - Discomfort takes over for Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA   
Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015   
British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same?   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT