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E.E. Manning Regatta – NHYC kids hold it together in restless weather By Rich Roberts, , 7:55 AM Monday Mar 2015 GMT
SCYA's E.E. Manning Regatta 2015 – They had never sailed together until six months earlier when they stepped onto a boat that neither had ever sailed, but skipper Joseph Hou, 15, and crew Skylar Jacobsen, 14, squeezed out a remarkable victory Sunday in the Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association's Shadden Series ...

One Ton Cup Revival: Rainbow II takes up early running By Alan Sefton, , 7:44 AM Monday Mar 2015 GMT
The Farr 40 Pacific Sundance (Bernard Hyde) again took line honours in race 2 of the One Ton Revisited regatta – a 20-mile Olympic course off Auckland’s East Coast Bays. But, the winner on corrected time was the S&S 36 Rainbow II (Chris Bouzaid) which now leads on overall points after a second in the opening race on Saturday and now a victory today. ...

Barcelona World Race - Poker Atlantique By Barcelona World Race, , 2:03 AM Monday Mar 2015 GMT
A bord de Cheminées Poujoulat, Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam ont repris leur marche en avant. Les deux leaders affichent de nouveau de belles vitesses et devraient d’ici peu commencer à remettre du nord dans leur route. Mais surtout, ils ont réussi jusqu’ici à se dégager des hautes pressions qui s’installent sur l’Atlantique Sud depuis les côtes argentines. ...

Peter Boyd joins Doyle Sails NZ for Bay of Islands and Pacific Islands By Ellie Brade, , 1:15 AM Monday Mar 2015 GMT
Doyle Sails has announced that effective immediately, Peter Boyd will be acting as their representative in the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a key location for Doyle, particularly with a high percentage of Doyle’s cruising customer base clearing out of Opua. Based in Paihia, Peter will also be spending regular time in the Pacific Islands and can provide support to Doyle cruisers ...

One Ton Cup Revival: Rainbow II does 47 spinnaker changes in light air By Alan Sefton, , 12:39 AM Monday Mar 2015 GMT
The Farr 40 Pacific Sundance (Bernard Hyde) did the line and handicap double in race 1 of the One Ton Revisited series on Saturday. It was a severe test of light airs sailing, with Auckland and the inner Hauraki Gulf locked in the relentless grip of the high pressure systems that have made summer in these parts one of the warmest and driest on record. ...

Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Dutchman stops clean sweep by NZL Team By Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:42 PM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Dutch Finn sailor, Pieter-Jan Postma stopped a clean sweep in the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland regatta, by NZL Sailing Team members. The four day regatta was plagued with light winds, with full racing only on the final day with a light sea breeze early in the morning building into perfect sailing conditions later in the day. ...

Barcelona World Race – 60 Days at Sea– Atlantic opens up for the fleet By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:28 PM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ...

Hobart Wooden Boat Festival makes a dream come true By Jack and Jude, , 4:12 PM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Ever since the first Wooden Boat Festival was held in Hobart in 1994, Jude and I have dreamt of attending. Where else would we see hundreds of classic and historical timber vessels gathered in a city renowned for its natural beauty and deep connection with Australia’s past. ...

RYA Dinghy Show 2015 - Inspirational disabled sailor presents cheque By Emma Slater - RYA Press Office, , 3:36 PM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show today (01 March), disabled teen sailor Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert presented a cheque for £5,469.20 to the RYA Foundation, following her epic ‘Sea and Summit Challenge’. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Auckland - Media Conference and more By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:06 PM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Iker Martinez returns to Mapfre as skipper By Volvo Ocean Race and Sail-World, , 1:22 PM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ...

Miami Sailing Week – Bacardi Cup preview By Icarus Sailing Media, , 12:10 PM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank will kick off with 173 boats traveling to Coconut Grove to compete in the 88th Bacardi Cup ...

RYA Dinghy Show - RYA Club of the Year 2015 award winner announced By Susie Nation-Grainger - RYA Press Office, , 11:57 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show (Saturday 28 February) - RYA Club of the Year 2015 received their award from British Sailing Team’s Nick Thompson and RYA CEO, Sarah Treseder. ...

Wind assisted propulsion - Commercial and regulatory challenges By Lloyds Register Marine, , 11:40 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Commercial and regulatory challenges are driving the development of new technologies and strategies for the design and operation of ships. To date, most improvements in ship fuel efficiency have been realised through changes in behaviour, such as slow steaming, and reductions in installed power, to meet the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements. ...

Farr 40 One Design Trophy – Game changing race six By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 11:18 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
At the end of a short and intense Farr 40 One Design Trophy regatta on Sydney Harbour, the fleet beat the southerly burst moving up the NSW coast at 35 knots and Lloyd Clark’s Voodoo Chile beat the fleet by three points having taken Transfusion to the protest room, where both boats were disqualified from a game changing race six. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:48 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ...

Volvo Ocean Race launches Rookie Award to support EFG Sailing Arabia By Oman Sail, , 8:43 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race competitors have been drawn from the ranks of past and present crew since 2011 when Oman Sail first launched its 760nm endurance race around the Gulf of Arabia, and 2015 is no exception with past winners Damian Foxall (IRL) and Sidney Gavignet (FRA) currently at the front of the EFG SATT fleet as they head towards the finish in Bahrain. ...

18 foot skiff 2015 Queen of Sydney Harbour crowned By Frank Quealey, , 7:13 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
The annual Queen of the Harbour 18ft Skiff race took place on Sydney Harbour today and resulted in Gayle Beck being crowned the Queen of Sydney Harbour for 2015. ...

Farr 40 International Circuit - Plenty team hungry for more By Farr 40 Class Association, , 6:17 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Farr 40 International Circuit - Alex Roepers doesn't like to dwell in the past. However, when prompted, the New York businessman will talk about the magical run he and the crew aboard Plenty enjoyed during the 2014 Farr 40 International Circuit. To the contrary, the thrill of victory only made Roepers and the Plenty team hungry for more. ...

UIM XCAT World Series - Round one winner announced By Karien Jonckheere, , 5:27 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
At the UIM XCAT World Series Hollywood could not have scripted a better race when the first round finally got underway in Fujairah this morning. ...

Coast Guard continues search for San Diego sailor By Coast Guard News, , 4:53 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Coast Guard crews continue the search Monday for Richard Byhre, the 76-year-old sailor who did not return from his sailing trip as expected. ...

Sonar Class has a new builder for Sonar By Bruce Kirby, , 4:18 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
The International Sonar Class is pleased to announce that Shumway Marine, with the cooperation of designer Bruce Kirby has made arrangements to have the Sonar built by Rondar Race Boats in the U.K., with plans eventually to have the boat built on both sides of the ocean. The American Rondar facility is in Peabody, MA. Rondar, expects to launch its first Sonar in April. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA completes closest race in race history By Annaleisha Rae, , 3:40 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA arrived into Auckland, in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, March 1, just seven hours behind the winner of the leg, Mapfre (ESP) in the closest ever race leg. ...

Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ...

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - An island-wide effort By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 2:38 AM Sunday Mar 2015 GMT
This year's 35th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is nothing less than an island-wide effort. Besides the sponsors, countless volunteers and the numerous local organizations that offer their excellent services, the Regatta Organizers would like to say special thanks to the hotels which are so generous to donate complimentary hotel rooms for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. ...

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