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Yachties battle strong winds in southern Tasmania By Peter Campbell, , 11:35 AM Sunday 18 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Hobart Yachtsman Gary Smith continued his winning form with his offshore racing yacht The Fork in the Road today with an outright victory in the Hobart Combined Clubs Long Race, a resail of the scheduled opening race of the season, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Channel Race, ... [more]

Frank Knight NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals: Knight Frank extends after Day 3 By John Little, Auckland , 10:51 AM Sunday 18 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Knight Frank extended their lead over Yamaha to four points after three more races of the Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals were completed on Saturday. For the first time in a long time the fleet went to their big rigs with an eight - fourteen knot North to North East wind blowing. ... [more]

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: More Alex McKinnon images By Alex McKinnon, , 5:12 AM Sunday 18 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Those magnificent flying machines and their pilots grabbed a lot of attention during the recent McDougall+McConaghy Moth World Championships at Sorrento. Melbourne based photographer and videographer, Alex McKinnon, was on the water again for the final day, when Pete Burling (NZL) became the new champ. ... [more]

Quantum Key West Race Week - GC32 class joins the action By GC32 Racing, , 4:30 AM Sunday 18 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Foiling catamaran racing comes to Quantum Key West Race Week with the GC32 class joining the action this week at North America’s leading winter regatta. Held off the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys, racing commences on Monday, 19th January and continues until Friday, 23rd. ... [more]

Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 5 Blue skies and fair winds By RLIR 2015, , 3:56 AM Sunday 18 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The final day of the 13th Royal Langkawi International Regatta provided fresh excitement and new challenges as yachts were greeted by blue skies and upwards of 15 knot winds down the Bass Harbor. ... [more]

Mount Gay Round Barbados Race - Racing underway in classic conditions By Sue Pelling, , 3:17 AM Sunday 18 Jan 2015 - GMT
Competitors were treated stunning conditions on the opening day of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2015 with winds up to 20kts generally from the east-north east, and big rolling waves. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Matched up for a Duel in the South By Barcelona World Race, , 2:40 AM Sunday 18 Jan 2015 - GMT
The pair of IMOCA 60s which have shared the lead of the Barcelona World Race since the demise of pacemaker Hugo Boss remain stuck together, only a handful of miles apart as they ease through the lighter winds at the edge of the South Atlantic high pressure system and now relish the fast sailing ahead into the Southern Ocean. ... [more]

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Duel sous hautes pressions By Barcelona World Race, , 2:24 AM Sunday 18 Jan 2015 - GMT
Aujourd’hui encore, rien ne semble vouloir départager Neutrogena et Cheminées Poujoulat qui se bousculent en tête de flotte et s’épient à quelques milles l’un de l’autre. Ce matin, Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz sont réapparus à la lumière des classements, quelques longueurs dans le tableau arrière du bateau mené par Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam. ... [more]

Marine Rescue Trial Bay in midnight tow for disabled yacht By Ken McManus, , 2:06 AM Sunday 18 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
In what should have been a leisurely cruise home to Coffs Harbour from Sydney with a newly acquired yacht, a mechanical failure off Hat Head south of Trial Bay last night, meant the skipper and two companions on the vessel needed help. ... [more]

Royal Langkawi International Regatta: Breeze all the way to the finish By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia , 11:47 PM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
We all know that the last day of a regatta makes or breaks the event. It’s the day that everyone remembers, and a blowy finish to a ‘quiet’ few days makes all the difference. RLIR this year didn’t actually need to wind up with a flourish, but it did anyway, following on seamlessly from last year’s regatta with five days of uninterrupted sailing breeze ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 17 - Swiss dish causes indigestion By Collinson FX, , 11:12 PM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
January 17, 2015: The AUD consolidated above 0.8200, while the NZD slipped back below 0.7800. The coming week will look at Housing, Growth and Manufacturing. US Markets will enjoy a long weekend compliments of Martin Luther King. Th NZD currently trades 0.6691 and 0.5104 against the EUR and GBP. ... [more]

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Final day's action and Interviews By Oliver Hartas, , 9:02 PM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Oliver Hartas compiled this video of the Final Day of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds completed on Friday in fresh winds at Sorrento, Melbourne. Features all the action, crashes, and interviews with some of the top sailors at the regatta, plus some of the stars from other areas of the sport who competed. ... [more]

Mobium Group Windsurfer One Design Australian Champs - Overall report By Karen Murden, Rye Yacht Club , 11:05 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The first two days of the Mobium Group Windsurfer One Design Australian Championships have been a high wind action fest on Port Phillip, with 15 to 25 knots of breeze across seven races really sorting out the men from the boys. ... [more]

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 - NOR published By Event Media, Phuket , 10:45 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Notice of Race (NOR) for the 11th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina, set to take place 30th April to 4th May 2015 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand, is now available. ... [more]

2015 Australian O'pen Bic Cup - Starts tomorrow By AIOBCA O'pen Bic, Melbourne , 10:23 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Australian O'pen Bic Cup - This year will see the largest fleet assembled for a national event in Australia in the short time this ISAF Junior/youth class has been present in this country with at last count 83 eager competitors to take to the water. Including overseas sailors from the USA, Czech Republic and New Zealand. ... [more]

Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Glorious Day 4 By RLIR 2015, , 10:18 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2015 13th Royal Langkawi International Regatta day four was another glorious day of sailing as the fleet set out to 1.2 miles up the West Harbor, on a windward/leeward course. ... [more]

Qld Cruising Yacht Club Surf to City - Australia Day long weekend By Peter Hackett, Brisbane , 10:09 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The local summer of sport is about to get a lot cooler with what looks like a record breaking number of boats getting ready to assemble on the start line of the Qld Cruising Yacht Club Surf to City Yacht Race on the start day of the Australia Day long weekend, Saturday January 24. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet on the Monsoon trail By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:42 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - GMT
The Monsoon is back and the fleet has finally started to move. The time the crews were drifting for almost three days in the Bay of Bengal, the biggest bay in the world, will not be forgotten and the memories of zephyr sunsets, hot nights and glazy waters will remain in their memories. ... [more]

Barfoot & Thompson NZ Laser Nationals: Three bullets for Bullot By Nick Page, Takapuna, Auckland , 8:17 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
In the Open division it was Mike Bullot’s day with three wins out of three. However both Andy Maloney (3/2/3) and Tom Saunders (5/3/2) had consistent days to hold first and second overall while overnight leader Sam Meech had, in his own words, 'a shocker' with a 6/UFD/4 to drop him to third overall with Bullot rising to 4th. ... [more]

Volcano creates large new Tongan island By AFP, , 7:15 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - GMT
A newly awakened volcano off an uninhabited Tongan island has finally been viewed up close, with volcanologists saying it has created a substantial new island since it began erupting last month. ... [more]

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - From one hemisphere to another By Marion Cardon, , 6:40 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - GMT
The second major event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters championship, the Barcelona World Race has certainly fulfilled its promise in the two weeks since it set sail. Never before has the pace been so high and the fleet so evenly matched for this double-handed round the world race starting out from Barcelona. ... [more]

Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week celebrates 20 years By Sperry Charleston Race Week, , 3:33 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
What began as a local regatta with 29 entries nearly two decades ago has evolved to become the largest keelboat gathering of its kind in North and South America. Sperry Charleston Race Week turns 20 this spring and the organizers are putting a special emphasis on the two elements that have been pivotal to the regatta’s success – superb race management and exceptional shoreside fun. ... [more]

Le trophée Chisholm et l'Événement récréatif par excellence de l'année By Sail Canada, , 2:41 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - GMT
Le trophée Chisholm pour l'excellence en gestion des courses est remis au club ou à l'association présentant la régate la mieux gérée et le prix de l'Événement récréatif par excellence de l'année est décerné à la personne, au club ou à l'association qui a contribué à la reconnaissance du sport de la voile. ... [more]

2014 Chisholm Trophy and Recreation Event of the Year By Sail Canada, , 2:20 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - GMT
The Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management is awarded to the club or association responsible for the best-managed regatta and The Recreation Event of the Year Award is awarded to an individual, club or association who has brought recognition to the sport of sailing. ... [more]

Mount Gay Round Barbados Series - Last min dash for tomorrow’s start By Sue Pelling, , 1:45 AM Saturday 17 Jan 2015 - GMT
With teams continuing to arrive all day in time for the start of Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series tomorrow, the Bajan party scene kicked off early this evening with a steel band and Mount Gay rum in full flow at the exotic beach location of Barbados Cruising Club. ... [more]

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