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ARC USA Rally - Offshore Passage Opportunities offers crew berths By Barby MacGowan, , 2:26 AM Fri 13 Feb 2015 GMT
ARC USA Rally - Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO), the largest crew networking service in North America, has reserved 24 crew berths for amateur crew aboard five boats it is 'delivering north' during the upcoming ARC USA Rally. A Swan 57, Swan 53, two Swan 46s and a Beneteau 50, each with a professional skipper and five crew, will start the ARC USA Rally on May 9 ...

Founder of the CSA Rating Rule passes away By Caribbean Sailing Association, , 2:04 AM Fri 13 Feb 2015 GMT
On February 3rd 2015, Alfred Cyril Rapier aged 85, quietly slipped his mooring lines and sailed single handed to the big regatta in the sky. Al, as he was widely known, was the founder and architect of what is known today as the Caribbean Sailing Association Rating Rule. ...

Barcelona World Race - Ground Hog Day By Barcelona World Race, , 1:44 AM Fri 13 Feb 2015 GMT
It is one of those crazy moments that round the world ocean racers cherish, or at least amuses them, the antimeridian. When East becomes West. Sailing eastwards, at one hundred and eighty degrees east, it is not so much Live Another Day, as Live the Same Day twice. The clock goes back 12 hours and the day happens again, in theory! ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Your chance to join the Team Alvimedica In Port crew By NZL, , 4:16 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
As part of a world wide campaign to raise funds for various heart charities around the world, Team Alvimedica are offering places in the In-Port Race Team as well as being in the Jump Seat at the start of each Leg. The Jump Seat experience involves departing the dock with the race crew and being on board for the initial racing before the fleet leaves the stopover port. ...

WMRT Monsoon Cup - Wild Card entry turns on the afterburners By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 3:04 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
WMRT Monsoon Cup Wild Card entry Eric Monnin turned on the afterburners on day 3 in Malaysia to be sitting on match point against Phil Robertson for a place in the Semi-Finals. ...

Monsoon Cup: Live coverage of Day 4's racing here - Live! By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 2:11 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
View live coverage of the Monsoon Cup here. Coverage of the fourth day of racing live. There's big prize money hanging of this event with USD87,000 for the winner and a total of USD380,000 in the prize pool ...

America’s Cup : J Class to race during America's Cup regatta By, , 2:05 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
The majesty of the J Class era will return eighty years after the class last raced for the oldest trophy in international sport. The J Class Association (JCA) and the America’s Cup Event Authority have agreed to stage a J Class regatta in Bermuda in June 2017 between the conclusion of the America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs and the America’s Cup Match. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Buffalo Gals (and Boys) go round the outside By, , 1:29 PM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA and Brunel are going round the outside, at speed. The four-boat fleet now sails almost directly to south of the two breakaway boats. They’re separated by 115 nautical miles and run almost parallel east at the moment. ...

Etchells Tom Piper Memorial Florida State Champs - Overall report By John Payne, Fort Lauderdale , 11:04 AM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
The 2014-15 Etchells Midwinter Series continued in Miami the weekend of February 7th and 8th. The Jag, as the series has become better known, attracted 50 boats for the Tom Piper Memorial Florida State Championships, the third event of the four regatta series. ...

2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy: Invitation Race gets underway Friday arvo By, Sydney , 7:01 AM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
Racing in the 2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial world championship for the 18ft class gets underway on Friday afternoon Racing for this year Championship starts at 3:00 tomorrow afternoon with the Invitation race sponsored by Mojo ...

Request for assistance to reinstate sailing at 2020 Paralympic Games By Sam Crichton, , 1:53 AM Thu 12 Feb 2015 GMT
On January 31, when the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that sailing would not be included as a sport for the 2020 Paralympic Games, by all accounts the news was not anticipated. ISAF is now actively making every effort to understand the decision of the IPC and work towards reinstating sailing as a sport in the Paralympic Games. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Going north to be faster south By, , 8:38 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Gonzalo Infante, VOR resident meteorologist in Alicante explains why Team SCA and Brunel have chosen to head north, now 150 nm from the leading pack. 'The first principle is that after the Luzon Strait, the new stronger breeze will come from the north. ...

Barcelona World Race leaders left on their own in the Pacific By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:04 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race, with their long time rivals Neutrogena (Guillermo Alatadill and José Munoz), now heading to make a short pit stop in the south of New Zealand to repair their engine starter motor, leaders Cheminées Poujoulat are left on their own in the Pacific. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Why are Team Brunel sailing north? By Stefan Coppers OBR, , 6:38 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Stop! Cut it out! I thoroughly understand that, as a Brunel fan, you’re disappointed but pelting Bouwe Bekking’s house with rotten tomatoes is a bit premature. True, we do lie more than 100 miles behind the rest of the fleet but there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for that. So calm down a bit and I’ll quietly explain why Team Brunel, and the girls, are sailing north. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Chinese sailors persevere onboard Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:34 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race fleet are physically separated into two groups. Team SCA and Team Brunel are heading north towards Taiwan whereas the rest of the fleet are sailing east as they round the top of the Philippines. Described by Caudrelier as what could essentially be the single most important decision of the leg. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 9 show By Sail-World, , 2:12 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 36th. ...

WMRT Monsoon Cup : Swinton struggles through sickness on Day 2 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 1:26 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Keith Swinton struggled through sickness to notch up two wins and zero losses, on Day 2 of the Monsoon Cup sailed in Malaysia.The skipper of Team Alpari FX, along with bowman Ricky McGarvie, was struck down by a bug that saw them driven off to hospital after their matches were complete. ...

Barcelona World Race: Neutrogena reroute to south of New Zealand By Barcelona World Race Media, , 12:32 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Neutrogena, the second placed competitor in the Barcelona World Race, hase suffered an engine problem which affects their ability to generate electrical power. Guillermo Altadill (ESP) and Jose Munoz (CHI) have taken the decision to reroute to the south of New Zealand to make a technical repair. ...

44th GGYC Manuel Fagundes Regatta images by Pressure-Drop.US By Erik Simonson, , 12:08 PM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
The 44th GGYC Manuel Fagundes Regatta images provided by Pressure-Drop.US ...

44th GGYC Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta overall By Erik Simonson, , 11:01 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
The 44th GGYC Manuel Fagundes – sandwiched between two powerful weather systems – had all the indications of becoming a light wind drifter as racers assembled for the fourth of the 5 race series. A tremendously windy day and night prior had lashed the Northern California region with gust exceeding 60 knots in the coastal range and over 100 mph in the Sierra Nevada. ...

Nothing's quite like the 18 Footers. By John Curnow, , 10:21 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Put very simply, they are incredibly captivating. Always a thrill to observe with their huge speed and even bigger spills. Last Sunday they were out for the President's Trophy ahead of the 2015 JJ Giltinan, which kicks off this Saturday, February 14 and concludes on the 22nd. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Will they have a splitting headache? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:04 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Team SCA and Team Brunel split from the pack yesterday to head north in stronger wind and to avoid hitting the huge compression of the Kuroshio Current which runs south to north in the West of the North Pacific. The other boats have now followed suit. On the router the differences are still quite small ...

Nacra 17 North American Championship - Groupama shine By Groupama Sailing Team, , 4:39 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
North American Championship - A week on from the Sailing World Cup in Miami, some of the top crews preparing for the Olympic Games in the Nacra 17 have been participating in the North American Championship in Clearwater, Florida. Aboard Groupama, Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim took the competition by storm ...

The Mojo Wine family set their sights on big 18ft Skiff Championship By Frank Quealey, , 3:56 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
One of the great strengths of 18 Footer Racing over its 120-plus history has been the family involvement on a competitive level and the support of family members from the unique spectator ferry provided by the Australian 18 Footers League. ...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing images from San Francisco By Erik Simonson, , 3:36 AM Wed 11 Feb 2015 GMT
Images of Artemis Racing's AC45 based in Alameda, San Francisco. Images provided by www.Pressure-Drop.US ...

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