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Challenge your friends to Drop a Buoy for Team Brunel By Robert Knibbe, , 4:27 AM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - GMT
For the third time in its history, Brunel is sponsoring a team in the Volvo Ocean Race. As the contest rambles on, the teams set their course for Auckland in the fourth leg of the race. Team Brunel endeavours on a bold move, taking a northern route, and is ready to take it up a notch for another great result. ... [more]

Extreme H2O gets wet in Newport Beach By Pressure-drop.US, , 4:00 AM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
A long time coming, the Morelli and Melvin Designed 66' Catamaran Extreme H2O was splashed in Southern California last week, stepped and began sea trials ahead of its racing debut in the Cabo Race next month. The racer cruiser with emphasis on the racing portion began life in South Africa before being shipped to Westerly Marine for completion. ... [more]

Ben Ainslie Racing achieve major sustainability first By Sarah Alexander, , 3:19 AM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
This week, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) was awarded the Olympic-inspired international standard, ISO 20121, that provides a framework for delivery of sustainable operations throughout the team's activities. BAR is the only sports team in the UK to achieve certification across all its activities. Legendary football club, Manchester United have attained the standard for their operations at Old Trafford ... [more]

Captain Morgan has once again boarded the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 2:51 AM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta organizers are proud to announce that Captain Morgan will be part of the Serious Fun! again for this year's 35th anniversary. The Captain and his Morganettes have made a real impression in previous years and the brand has become a true icon of the event over the years. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Pacific pursuit By Barcelona World Race, , 1:58 AM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - GMT
If Neutrogena skipper Guillermo Altadill is worried about the advancing GAES Centros Auditivos he was masking it well today when he spoke live to Barcelona World Race HQ. But more likely his measured composure and focus is partly because he has simply stuck to their 'blinkers on' strategy of not looking or worrying about the movements of their rivals since they restarted from Bluff, South Island ... [more]

Gladwell's Line: America's Cup skipper coup denied by Burling By Richard Gladwell, , 12:06 AM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The man at the heart of the focus of the Emirates Team New Zealand skipper brouhaha, Peter Burling, said in an interview a few days before the media frenzy, that no decision had been made, and that he expected that the fastest skipper would be at the helm of Emirates Team NZ's AC62 in the 2017 America's Cup. ... [more]

Marcia, JJ, AC matchup, Volvo and more By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 10:26 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AF GMT
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Rottnest Island set for the annual Festival of Sail By Susan Ghent, Western Australia , 8:02 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Picturesque Rottnest Island in Western Australia is the ideal backdrop for a weekend of yachting and social activities. Now in its fifth year, the two day Rottnest Festival of Sail will be held over the weekend of 28 and 29 March. Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club now invites entries for this annual event. ... [more]

America's Cup: Kiwi crewman lodges bonus claim against Oracle Team USA By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:48 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
New Zealand sailor, Joe Spooner, who was a grinder with America's Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA, has lodged a claim in a San Francisco Court, claiming an unpaid bonus and wages. The claim pulls back the curtain on the secret world of America's Cup, and Oracle Team USA's salary payments to crew. ... [more]

Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women's Challenge 2015 in its 20th year By Ivana Gattegno, manly , 6:18 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
MYC invites our members and other female sailors around Australia to participate in the Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge 2015. The event is being conducted over two days. Lasers, Optis, PJs, MJs, Flying 11s and access dinghies competing on Saturday, 21st March 2015; with yachts whose overall length is between 6 and 20 metres competing on Sunday, 22nd March 2015. ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 5 images by Christophe Favreau By Christophe Favreau, , 5:33 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Sydney photographer Christophe Favreau, was on the water to capture these images of Race 5 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial world championship for the 18ft skiff class The race was sailed in light winds with Thurlow Fisher establishing a big early lead which she retained to the finish. ... [more]

Sail Mooloolaba 2015 - Change in the wind for annual regatta By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 4:21 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Change is in the wind for the month-long Sail Mooloolaba celebration of sailing regatta which is held each year throughout June. ... [more]

Geographe Bay Race Week - Final race holds the key By Bernie Kaaks, Busselton , 4:10 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Most fleets will have to wait until the results of the final race to determine the final series winners for each division. Results in most divisions remain remarkably close so we can expect some fireworks in the last race as skippers try to get to the top. ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy: Thurlow Fisher dominates Race 5 By Frank Quealey, , 3:45 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers broke the previous Gotta Love It 7 domination to win Race 5 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy on the Sydney Harbour today. Sailing a four lap windward-return course, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas, Dave O’Connor) won the start at the pin end of the line and sailed brilliantly in the light ENE breeze to lead the bunched fleet behind her by 50s. ... [more]

Campionato del Mondo ORC 2015 By ORC Media, , 2:58 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - GMT
Campionato del Mondo ORC 2015 - Il fatto che alla prima scadenza delle pre iscrizioni del Campionato del Mondo ORC 2015 ci siano 72 barche iscritte da 17 Paesi è già un successo per Il Real Club Nautico di Barcelona e l'Offshore Racing Congress. ... [more]

UIM XCAT World Series - First ever woman driver to be welcomed By Karien Jonckheere - thewppa.com, , 2:08 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
UIM XCAT World Series - History will be made in Fujairah next weekend when the World Professional Powerboat Association (WPPA) welcomes the first ever woman driver to the UIM XCAT World Series. The 2015 season will kick off with the opening round in Fujairah from 25 – 27 February with Sweden’s Veronica Olderin behind the wheel of the new Swecat Racing team. ... [more]

RORC Caribbean 600 - A spectacular Caribbean rendezvous By Antigua's Yachting Insider, , 1:24 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - GMT
RORC Caribbean 600 - An amazing fleet of yachts from around the globe, have come together for a spectacular Caribbean rendezvous. Fort Charlotte, Antigua will be the starting and finishing point for a sensational 600-mile yacht race around 11 Caribbean islands ... [more]

Wakeboard World Series - WWA Nautique Wake registration open By World Wakeboard Association, , 1:02 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - GMT
Wakeboard World Series - The World Wakeboard Association has begun accepting registrations for the 2015 Nautique Wake Open via thewwa.com. Serving as the season opening event for the WWA Wakeboard World Series presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and the second stop of the Nautique Wake Series, BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas will host the second annual Nautique Wake Open from April 16-18. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 19 - Markets wait By Collinson FX, , 12:42 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Feb 19, 2015: Greek debt re-negotiations dominated markets, again overnight, with a request for an extension of 6 months. Greek 3 year bond yields moved up to 18.62%, while emergency cash was needed from Banks, as outflows continued. ... [more]

America's Cup: Artemis & OTUSA Hookup engaged for an hour and a half By pressure-drop.us, , 12:32 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
America's Cup - If synchronicity is controlled by forces larger than ourselves, Feb 18th 2015 may be the day where the future of America's Cup racing opened the window for a sneak peek to what is to come. ... [more]

RS Aero UK Winter Series - Intense round 5 By RS Aero Sailing, , 12:02 PM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
RS Aero UK Winter Series - The entry of 22 was impressive, close to the record set at our Oxford Winter Champs last month. All Aero classes started together and raced using the local PY numbers with 1 discard after the 3 races. ... [more]

Tropical cyclone Marcia set to hit Queensland coast possibly Cat 5 By Sail-World.com, , 11:19 AM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - GMT
High seas weather warning for Metarea 10 issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Brisbane at 0907 UTC 19 February 2015. Hurricane force wind warning for North Eastern Area. ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 5 interviews with Hamlin and Coxon By Nic Douglass, , 10:37 AM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After Race 5 in the JJ Giltinan Trophy, Nic Douglass caught up with several competitors in the series. She first spoke to Michael Coxon and then Howie Hamlin (USA). And if you missed it on the live coverage here is Nic's preview of the action from the boat park on Day 5 of racing which she is covering for her social media channel Adventures of a Sailor Girl! ... [more]

35th Maarten Heineken Regatta - Loyal sponsors continue support By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 10:23 AM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - GMT
The 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is gearing up for another successful event and the Regatta office is proud to announce that all sponsors from last year continue their support of the largest sailing event in the Caribbean. ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's view of Race 5 By Michael Chittenden, Sydney , 9:14 AM Thursday 19 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
In Race 5 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (MichaeCoxon, Trent Barnabas, Dave O’Connor) sailed brilliantly to win from Gotta Love It 7 (Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton, Scott Babbage). Third place went to USA skiff Harken (Howie Hamlin, Dan Phillips, Skip McCormack). ... [more]

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