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Volvo Ocean Race – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
9:23 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums – that’s the expression used by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s navigator Simon Fisher. The fleet is currently sailing in a 150nm wide area of very unstable and unpredictable light winds. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
9:12 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race is expected to finish in Auckland on Saturday morning/afternoon.
According to the latest projections from the routing function of Predictwind the lead boats will finish around the middle of the day - being late morning of early to mid-afternoon. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
7:48 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – 'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
86th SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Day 2 overall
By Rich Roberts, ,
5:19 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Sailors from Alamitos Bay and Mission Bay Yacht Clubs beat the rain and keen competition Sunday to complete their sweeps in ABYC's portion of the Southern California Yachting Association's 86th Midwinter Regatta. ...
SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Farr 40 and Cal 25 class winners announced
By Rick Roberts, ,
2:58 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Ray Godwin of Long Beach Yacht Club and his Farr 40, Temptress, team won their One-Design class while Art and Scott Melendres, also of LBYC, won their Cal 25, One-Time, team won their class Sunday in the 86th annual Southern California Yachting Association Midwinter Regatta, sponsored by SCYA with Long Beach Yacht Club hosting these two classes. ...
Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam
By Barcelona World Race, ,
2:10 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Legend has it that over 31 days during 1788 the HMS Bounty of Captain Bligh made just 85 miles while attempting fruitlessly to round Cape Horn. If they round Cape Horn as expected on Tuesday 24th February, Barcelona World Race leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will have taken 31 days to race from the longitude of Cape of Good Hope to the most feared of all Capes. ...
Geelong boat Phoenix wins Sydney 38 National Title
By Teri Dodds, Pittwater, Australia ,
10:05 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
It was one of those nail biting finishes, but eventually results came through and the team onboard Phoenix were rewarded for their long campaign with the National title win. In the final race, Old School took the win, with Phoenix crossing the line in eighth, frantic calculations were done on each of the boats. Phoenix pipped them my a mere one point. ...
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge
By Bruce Kerridge, Sydney ,
5:31 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images are produced by Bruce Kerridge. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums
By Sail-World.com, ,
2:44 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
Melges 24 U.S. Championship is enjoying early success
By Joy Dunigan, ,
8:19 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
With the 2015 CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. National Championship expected to easily attract as many as 50 teams, a host of industry partners and performance racing companies pledge sponsorship support.
With less than six months to go, the championship hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association (CGRA) is enjoying early success ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7
By Frank Quealey, ,
7:27 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Gotta Love It 7’s team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Trophy winners after the regatta concluded on Sydney Harbour today. The team had already secured the title before today’s race and skipper Seve Jarvin had become the most capped skipper and competitor in the championship’s 76-year history. ...
Around Antigua Island Race - Unofficial record
By Team Phaedo, ,
6:34 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Today Phaedo3 went out for a practice with its crew, knowing that, the Farr-designed 115-foot, Sojana, completed the 'Around Antigua Island' race in 4 hours, 37 minutes and 43 seconds in 2009, a record which is still to be broken. Team Phaedo decided to see if they could improve on this time unofficially. ...
Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award winners honored
By Miami Boat Show, ,
4:45 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today winners of the 2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center. ...
86th SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Day 1
By Rich Roberts, ,
3:33 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Longtime members of the host Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and a horde of intruders from San Diego's Mission Bay YC ruled the roost on the first day of ABYC's portion of the Southern California Yachting Association's 86th Midwinter Regatta Saturday. ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta crew forum - place to find crew or a ride
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
3:09 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
The Regatta Organizers are proud to announce the launch of the new and improved Crew Forum. The new Crew Forum brings together skippers, crew, individual sailors and boats and ensures that everyone has a chance at joining this year's 35th anniversary of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Are you still looking for crew, or do you want to offer your amazing sailing skills. ...
J/24 Midwinter Championship - Will Welles’ Cougar hanging on by a claw
By Julie & Christopher Howell, ,
2:54 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Another four races went in the books on Saturday at the J/24 Midwinter Championship at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida. Will Welles’ Cougar will now take just a two-point advantage into the final day of competition, following a 7, 1, 1, 16 (dropping the 16). ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay!
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
2:39 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Follow Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below.
The race gets underway at 3.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA goes out past the Golden Gate + Video
By John Navas, ,
1:50 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup champions made a rare journey today to sail out past the Golden Gate.
Last time an AC foiler went out into the tide ridden area under and beyond the Golden Gate Bridge was when Oracle Team USA pitchpoled their first AC72 in October 2012. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 6
By Michael Chittenden, Sydney ,
12:11 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on the water again on Saturday for the penultimate Race in the 2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unifficial world championship of 18ft skiff sailing.
Crews from three nations took the top three places. Gotta Love It 7 set a new record for JJ Giltinan Trophy wins - scoring her seventh title. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 6 interviews with Hamlin, Thurlow and Yamaha
By Nic Douglass, ,
11:17 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
After Race 6 in the JJ Giltinan Trophy, Nic Douglass caught up with several crews in the series - Team America, Thurlow Fisher and Yamaha. Today's video is a composite of interviews with the podium placegetters in Race 6: Team America (Howie Hamlin, Skip McCormack and Daniel Philips), Thurlow Fischer (Michael Coxon) and Yamaha (David McDiarmid). ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA report on their new foiler
By Oracle Team USA, ,
11:05 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA are undertaking a final testing session in San Francisco, prior to heading for Bermuda.
The team is sailing a development AC45 which is one of their four one design AC45's which has been converted to a foiler.
'Two days in and the thing is nearly as quick as the AC72,' was the way sailor Joe Newton described the new foiling AC45. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Images from Race 6 by Christophe Favreau
By Christophe Favreau, ,
9:56 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Christophe Favreau was on the water for the sixth and penultimate race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy.
Long time 18ft skiff sailor, USA's Howie Hamlin, showed plenty of spark to pull a race win in the very tricky conditions on Sydney harbour. ...
RORC Caribbean 600 - The young ones
By Louay Habib, ,
9:53 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Dockside at the Antigua Yacht Club the pontoons are buzzing. The who's who of yachting has gathered for the seven edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, including winners of the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendée Globe and Jules Verne Trophy. However this elite group of sailors only make up a small proportion of the 700-plus avid sailors taking part in the race. ...
Malibu’s Evolution Pro Series to feature as one-third of WBW Series
By World Wakeboard Association, ,
9:02 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
With the announcement of the new Malibu Evolution Pro Series at the WWA’s 25th-anniversary celebration last fall, a new standard was set for professional wakeboarding. With a 2015 schedule that includes stops in Mexico, Japan, and the Unites States, the Malibu Evolution Pro Series will bring the best athletes in the sport to some of its most amazing venues. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 creates history as US wins Race 6
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:39 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Despite finishing a disappointing eight place today, the Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage became the 2015 JJ Giltinan champions as a result of the brilliant start to the regatta with four consecutive race wins. The win gave the Gotta Love It 7 team their record seventh JJ Giltinan Trophy ...