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Quantum Key West 2015 - Images by Tim Wilkes By Tim Wilkes, Key West , 6:58 PM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
A fantastic week of sunshine, warm weather, big breeze and competitive sailing is what sailors were treated to last week in Key West. Several Canadians left the bitter cold of the north to partake in the fun filled week and a few even brought home trophies. Here's a peek at the fun in the sun! ...

Barcelona World Race - A la limite des glaces By Barcelona World Race, , 4:36 PM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
Aux commandes de la Barcelona World Race depuis treize jours, Cheminées Poujoulat prend le large dans l’océan Indien sur son poursuivant direct, Neutrogena. La route nord de Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam semble gagnante sur la voie sud, en bordure de la zone d’exclusion antarctique, prise par Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz. ...

Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Mumm 36s set for ‘world championship’ By Peter Campbell, , 4:04 PM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
The first three racing yachts to enter next month’s Banjos Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta, Tas Paints, Madness and Host Plus Executive, are also lining up for the annual ‘world championship’ for the Mumm 36 class. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Perfect conditions on Day 2 + Video By ISAF, , 3:52 PM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, if the Chamber of Commerce had stayed up all night working at it, they could not have served up a better day for racing. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing team on Day 2 By Will Ricketson, , 3:27 PM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
On day 2 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, the rainstorms of yesterday vanished but the excellent wind conditions remained in place on Biscayne Bay. A more conventional day of racing saw US Sailing Team Sperry athletes finish the day in the top 10 in 5 Olympic classes and 2 Paralympic classes. ...

Campeonato Brasileiro da Classe Snipe - Xande e Lucas largam na frente By Snipe 2015, , 3:21 PM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
O primeiro dia de regatas do 66º Campeonato Brasileiro da Classe Snipe, nesta terça-feira (27), foi concluído da melhor maneira possível. Logo pela manhã foram realizadas as duas provas programadas, sob bons ventos de até 10 nós e com boas disputas. ...

Announcing the second Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge By Mainstay Caribbean, , 1:19 PM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
Bringing Dragon Sailors from around the world to Antigua. Harmony Hall Yacht Club, with the support of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and the Inn at English Harbour, will host the second Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge with nine races scheduled to take place over five days in fantastic Caribbean conditions on identical Petticrow Dragons. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng - History, Joy and Tears By Ed Gorman, , 12:38 PM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ...

18ft Skiffs NSW Championship: Images from Race 4 By Michael Chittenden, Sydney , 11:05 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on Sydney harbour last Sunday and captured these images from Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championships ...

Warren Jones Regatta - Denmark takes over the front running By John Roberson, , 10:44 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
Danish skipper Joachim Aschenbrenner has taken over the top spot on the leader board after the second day of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, the young skipper from the Royal Danish Yacht Club ends the day with a score of thirteen wins from fifteen starts. ...

Barcelona World Race: Conrad and Nandor’s 'No Good Very Bad Day!' By Conrad Colman, At Sea , 10:19 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
New Zealand short-handed sailor, Conrad Colman is on his second two handed round the world race, this time aboard the Spirit of Hungary with Nandor Fa sailing in the Barcelona Round the World Race: I had noticed a couple of chafing zones on the mainsail so I prepared some patches and the Dr. Sails flexible epoxy glue so we could drop the main quickly ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 5:11 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos provided by Ocean Images. ...

Taking undersize snapper doesn't pay By Melanie Curtis, , 3:55 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
A call to the 13 FISH offence reporting line recently helped Fisheries Victoria officers detect two Melbourne men aged 24 and 27 allegedly with undersize snapper at St Helens, north of Geelong. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery, , 3:34 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and provided this gallery of images. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Aussie Finn sailors charge on day 2 By Robert Deaves, , 3:07 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - It may have been a day late for Australia Day, but on the second day at the Sailing World Cup Miami, the Australian Finn sailors were on a charge with some sparkling performances. Giles Scott (GBR) still leads after winning the opening race of the day, while Jake Lilley (AUS) won the second and moved up to second overall. Ed Wright (GBR) is in third. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Breeze in the teens on Day 2 By ISAF, , 2:44 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
The second day of racing in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, offered a steady diet of breeze in the teens, the allure of a sun-drenched Biscayne Bay, and the kinetic beauty of boats in ten Olympic and three Paralympic sailing classes being put to their best and highest purpose. ...

Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race - In for a blast By Barby MacGowan, , 2:39 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race is set to begin Friday, February 6. The 32nd edition of the venerable Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race will start in Port Everglades, Florida, and send its 12-boat fleet on a challenging 811 nautical mile course to Montego Bay, Jamaica. George Sakellaris’s (Framingham, Mass.) 72-foot Shockwave will be the largest boat competing, so it should be interesting to ...

It's Moving Day - 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Miami By Sail Canada, Kingston, ON , 2:27 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
Today marked the final day of qualifying rounds for some of the Olympic split fleets while the others will remain in single fleet mode going into Wednesday’s racing. There was racing on all courses today with shifty winds fluctuating between 8-15kts. Canadian Radial sailor Brenda Bowskill had another noteworthy day on Echo course posting a 5, 6, sitting in eighth overall. ...

Antigua Sailing Week 2015 sponsorship confirmed By Trish Jenkins, , 2:19 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce Sunsail is back on board as the official bareboat charter sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week 2015. ...

Thai Tourism Minister says 'Visa, yacht-charter laws need to change' By Chutharat Plerin, Phuket Gazette, Phuket, Thailand , 2:16 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
Following a meeting with Governor Nisit Jansomwong and Gulu Lalvani, chairman at the Royal Phuket Marina, on January 16, Ms Kobkarn vowed to raise concerns voiced about yacht crew visas and the chartering of foreign-flagged superyachts at a Cabinet meeting slated to take place in early February. ...

2015 Finn Australian Championship – Everything old is new again? By John Curnow, , 1:58 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
Could well be. Case in point, the Finn. It’s been around since 1952, still has Olympic status and this is currently in concrete until the 2020 Games. Outside of those circles (Boom. Boom. Basil Brush), it is often thought of as the craft for yachting’s elder statesmen, for not only is it a heavyweight boat in itself (116kg), but it has also been designed to suit sailors from 80 to 120kg ...

2015 VX One Midwinters action is heating up By Christopher E. Howell, , 1:33 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
VX One momentum is growing with ever larger fleets showing the pure fun and easy performance of this true thoroughbred one design. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: NZL Sailing Team lead in three classes By Sail-World.com NZL, , 1:27 AM Wednesday Jan 2015 GMT
Three NZL Sailing Team crews have retained their overnight lead after day two of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami on now on Biscayne Bay in the USA. In the Women’s 470, Women’s 49erFX and the Mixed Nacra 17 multihull New Zealand is leading the way as the regatta moves into Day 3 of six. ...

Navico's GoFree announces personal and social mapping utility upgrade By Laura Tolmay, , 10:21 PM Tuesday Jan 2015 GMT
GoFree – the provider of digital content and services and part of the Navico family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G – announced today a significant upgrade to the award-winning Insight Genesis™ personal and social mapping utility. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, Auckland, NZ , 9:29 PM Tuesday Jan 2015 GMT
The all-female crew, Team SCA, arrived to a warm and colorful welcome including fireworks, Chinese dragons, orchid garlands and traditional costumes into the city of Sanya on Hainan Island in southern China early Tuesday evening (local time). 'It was a really different leg. I wouldn’t say it was hard in terms of the physical side but it just had lots of things coming at all angles ...

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