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Star Sailors League Finals - Nassau YC brings Kiwi Josh Junior’s debut By Star Sailors League, , 12:06 PM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
2014 Star Sailors League Finals - Laser, Finn and finally, quite literally, a Star debut. The natural course of things for many, including Josh Junior, courtesy of the 2014 Star Sailors League Finals which takes place in the Bahamas the first week in December. ... [more]

Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show - Exhibitor applications are now open By Marine Queensland, , 11:28 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - GMT
Applications are now open for exhibitors to secure their space at the 2015 Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show. The Show will provide a unique hands on experience and diverse product range to patrons when it teams up with the Explore Australia Expo and moves on the water to the Manly Harbour precinct in early March 2015. ... [more]

Visit Doyle Sails New Zealand at METS 2014 By Ellie Brade, , 11:22 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Doyle Sails New Zealand will once again be exhibiting in the Superyacht Pavilion at the upcoming Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), running from 19-20 November in Amsterdam. Our stand will be in its usual spot in the main hall - stand 10.715 - and we look forward to welcoming you to the show. ... [more]

Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - A tous les amateurs de Rhum … By Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, , 10:56 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - GMT
Après les arrivées d’Armel Tripon (For Humble Heroes) et de Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée) ce dimanche, le Comité de Course de la Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe peut ranger momentanément ses chronos. Les deux derniers Imoca, Team Plastique-AFM Téléthon (Di Benedetto) et Initiatives Cœur (De Lamotte) ne se présenteront devant Pointe à Pitre qu’à partir de mardi. ... [more]

NSW Beneteau Vicsail Sabot State Championships - Champion crowned By Lane Cove Sailing Club, Toronto , 10:36 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The second round of the NSW Beneteau Vicsail Sabot State Championships was sailed at Toronto Amateur Sailing Club over the 15th and 16th November. 56 Sabots took to the waters of Lake Macquarie under the control of PRO Tony Outteridge who on the Saturday got four races away in ideal 15 knots of breeze which built to 20 knots later in the afternoon. ... [more]

Top Kiwi Finn sailor debuts in the 2014 Star Sailors League Finals By Alex D'Agosta, Nassau, Bahamas , 10:28 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Top New Zealand Laser, Finn and now NZ Match Ricing Champion, Josh Junior is about to make his debut in the Star class. He will make join the 2014 Star Sailors league Finals in Nassau, Bahamas. ... [more]

Lipton Cup 2014 - Ikon wins By Bernie Kaaks, Melbourne , 10:07 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
An emotional Bruce McCracken heaped praise on his crew after winning the 2014 Lipton Cup in the Beneteau First 45 Ikon yesterday. 'We’ve been trying to win this trophy for years,' he said at the presentation, 'and it’s great to finally get our hands on it.' ... [more]

Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 - Pella s’en va! By Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, , 10:03 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - GMT
Les prochains solitaires de la Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe devraient en finir mardi soir. Mais qui parmi l’IMOCA d’Alessandro di Benedetto ou le leader des Class40 coupera la ligne d’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre en premier? A moins de 450 milles du but, l’incertitude règne encore… ... [more]

2014 Butler Cup - Shane Young wins match race regatta By Rick Roberts, , 9:25 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Shane Young of Long Beach Yacht Club won the fall 2014 Butler Cup ISAF Grade 3 match race Sunday against a field of seven other challengers in this regatta hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club. 'We were really excited about the amount of breeze on the first day,' said Young. ... [more]

Reminder: Second annual coral reef fin fish closure By Jodana Anglesey, , 8:46 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - GMT
Coral reef fin fish will be off limits for the second of two annual closures that protect these fish during the spawning season. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) district manager Greg Bowness said: 'The closed season starts immediately after midnight at the beginning of 19 November and ends immediately before midnight at the end of 23 November,' Mr. Bowness said. ... [more]

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from Nov 16 show By Sail-World, , 8:09 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 30th - a nice milestone. This week's show features interviews with Silas Nolan - Ichi Ban; Rob Brown - sailing legend; and Luke Parkinson - bowman aboard Abu Dhabi. The show wraps up with clips from the Sailor Girl's own adventures including some 18 foot skiff action ... [more]

GC Marine Expo - Winner Mark is Rib-Ready thanks to Sirocco score By Emma Milne, , 8:03 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - GMT
Mark Hoult admits that winning a Sirocco tender at this year’s Gold Coast International Marine Expo could not have come at a better time. 'I’m just about to put my 22-foot Steber cruiser on the water for this summer after a year of getting it ready … and I was definitely in the market for a tender,' he said. ... [more]

Traditional canoe culture and a new look at Endeavour By Jude Timms, , 5:04 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - GMT
This November, for the first time, The Australia National Maritime Museum will be part of Corroboree Sydney - an annual festival celebrating Australia’s rich cultural heritage and featuring leading Indigenous artists, writers, dancers and musicians. ... [more]

Review of boat driver licensing in NSW By Patchett Neil, , 4:24 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - GMT
The Maritime Management Centre of Transport for NSW is carrying out a review of boat driver licensing in NSW and is seeking your comments. Please also circulate this to your network. The review considers when a licence is required, the classification and duration of licences, the process for obtaining a licence and licence fees ... [more]

2014 Blackmores MC38 Pittwater Regatta - New kid on the block By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:35 AM Monday 17 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A noticeable three year absence from competitive sailing will come to an end for fast car and boat aficionado Neville Crichton when he debuts with his new MC38 at the Blackmores 2014 MC38 Open regatta the weekend of November 28 – 30, 2014. ... [more]

Route du Rhum 2014 - To each their own Rhum By Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, , 7:19 PM Sunday 16 Nov 2014 - GMT
On Saturday night, into a very noisy, partying Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadaloupe, it was Armel Tripon who crossed the finish line to take fourth in La Route du Rhum's IMOCA Class. Today, Sunday it was Saint Malo's Louis Burton who took fifth. Alessandro di Benedetto is on course still for sixth but has Tanguy de Lamotte chasing hard. They are due in Tuesday. ... [more]

ARC 2014 Opening Ceremony: Flags and bands, one week to the start By World Cruising Club, , 5:23 PM Sunday 16 Nov 2014 - GMT
ARC 2014 Opening Ceremony - With one week to go before the ARC 2014 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, crews from across the world marched and danced behind their national flags in a stirring parade around Las Palmas Marina. ... [more]

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Around The Island Race 2014 By RHKYC Media, , 3:21 PM Sunday 16 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Around The Island Race 2014 - Although not great for the sailors, the 200+ boat parking lot off Hung Hom was an impressive sight, but with reports from Lei Yue Mun and Junk Bay of a fresh breeze establishing itself, it was a relief at 1030hrs to finally see the front of the fleet pick up speed and start to race. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 15 - The beaches beckon By Collinson FX, , 11:47 AM Sunday 16 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
November 15, 2014: Commodities rallied supporting a slight rebound in the associated currencies. The AUD moved to 0.8750 while the KIWI closed the week around the 07900 mark. All eyes are on the G20 in Australia, where politicians crave photo opportunities with a willing and adoring press corps, while Brisbane residents abandon the city for the beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coast. ... [more]

Josh Junior wins the 2014 New Zealand Match Racing Championships By Melanie Best, , 9:21 AM Sunday 16 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Josh Junior has taken out the 2014 NZ Match Racing Championships in an awesome display of speed and tenacity, winning 8 matches from 10 in a gruelling day on the Waitemata Harbour. Josh and his crew of Jason Saunders, Daniel Willcox, Gemma Jones and Caleb Armit had a day of close races with barely seconds between opponents in most matches. ... [more]

49er and FX Intergalatics, Brazil: Kiwi stars shine in both skiffs By Murillo Novaes, , 8:32 AM Sunday 16 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
New Zealand stars shine in the Intergalactics on 49er, Jana and Katja, of Denmark, were the brightest of the universe in 49erFX The second Intergalactic Championship of 49er and 49erFX, which gathered the cream of the world’s fastest and radical Olympic monotype, ended with a different race. ... [more]

2014 TasPorts Maria Island Race: Whistler wins despite crew evacuation By Peter Campbell, , 7:17 AM Sunday 16 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 TasPorts Maria Island Race - Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entrant Whistler is provisional winner of all three handicap categories of the TasPorts Maria Island Race. ... [more]

2014 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship - Moon wind By Sam Rogers, , 6:25 AM Sunday 16 Nov 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship - Legendary sailor/coach Gordy Bowers from Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota proclaims that when a high pressure system is parked over a region and the land cools in the evening, there is a drainage breeze that fills. ... [more]

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2014 – Opening strokes By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia , 6:06 AM Sunday 16 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Phew! What a scorcher! It was hot hot hot leaving Port Klang, and for Zanzibar it was sticky stick sticky too when they parked on the putty 20 minutes before their start time and had to be rescued by the Polis/camera boat. First, take the picture. Second, tow them off the sandbank with a promise of a case of beer on the chitty. ... [more]

Australian 18ft Skiffs: 40kt winds cancel race but Witt sails + Video By Frank Quealey, , 5:54 AM Sunday 16 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Winds gusting to 40-knots forced Australian 18 Footers League officials to abandon today’s Chris Webb Memorial Trophy 18ft Skiff race on Sydney Harbour. Despite the conditions, the Smeg team of David Witt, Tom Clout and Matt Wark decided to show their heavy weather skill and took to the harbour alone. Here' the spectacular video of the day's rides ... [more]

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