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2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Fight to the finish Day 10 By Louay Habib, , 2:20 AM Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 - GMT
After 10 days of intense racing across the Atlantic, the two leading Maxi yachts are virtually side by side, racing the last few hundred miles to the finish at Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. Russian Southern Wind 94, Windfall, skippered by Fabrizio Oddone, and Jeremy Pilkington's Baltic 78, Lupa of London ... [more]

Eurosaf Events Calendar for 2015 By John Friend, , 1:30 AM Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Eurosaf has announced the publication of its Events Calendar for 2015 ... [more]

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Day 3 Previewed By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 10:31 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup: The postponement flag is flying, but the 'gut feel' of the World Cup PRO Ross Wilson is the midday session will begin an hour or so later, and this will push the 3pm session start time out. An early morning three knots NNW wind has turned to a variable five knots from the south, forecast to reach up to around 15 knots during the afternoon along with the chance of showers. ... [more]

The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 2, Week 3 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 10:18 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Today, he reviews the third week of action in Leg 2. 'There’s an old saying about the Volvo Ocean Race, which goes along the lines of ‘You don’t win this race, others lose it’. It’s never been truer than on this leg. ... [more]

NZ Etchells: Tuesday Night Series - Flight 7 By Etchells NZ media, , 10:10 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Once a pleasant Westerly had prevailed, the fleet sailed two short sprints - hurtling towards the top mark on the flood, before inching and eking a route back down-tide in a thrilling slow-motion mash-up of chess and all-in wresting. It was gripping stuff, with boats barely crossing the finish line, inches apart. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Life onboard - Leg 2, December 9 + Video By Sail-World, , 9:50 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
The On Board Reporters on the six remaining boats in the Volvo Ocean Race report on Leg 2, December 9 - as they play follow the leader to the next waypoint before taking the more complicated course to the finish in Abu Dhabi: 'How many Legs have I won in the Volvo Ocean Race? I would say about eight? I’m not sure. I’d have to count again. But not enough however!' says Bouwe Bekking laughing ... [more]

Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 0: Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 9:10 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. reports in from Sydney, Australia, before the first day of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ... [more]

Sail-World new format - Important first visit changes needed By Sail-World, , 9:01 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Sail-World is now live testing the changed website format. If you are using this format for the first time, please scroll to the bottom of the site and check that your region is set for your region and not some other. It can be correctly set up using the drop down boxes. Then go to the top, click refresh, and you should be away. ... [more]

Day Five of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas By PSA Sailing, , 8:52 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Day Five of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas and the offer is free sail numbers with any sail purchased. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Three boats in a tight race to Abu Dhabi finish By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:23 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Team Brunel are just ahead in the race to win Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race and join Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing at the top of the leaderboard – but the sprint into Abu Dhabi still looks too close to call for sure. Bouwe Bekking’s (NED) Dutch boat was leading Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) by a mere 12 nautical miles (nm) at 0940 UTC on Tuesday with Ian Walker’s Azzam boat just 27nm fu ... [more]

Coastal Medic Course starts in early January 2015 By Matt Wood, Wellington , 8:00 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A new Coastguard Coastal Medic Course has been announced for the weekend of 10 and 11 January 2015. This course has been specifically scheduled prior to the Offshore Medic Course for those that are yet to complete Coastal Medic, which is a prerequisite to the more advanced course. This course exceeds the Health and Safety requirements of 'two day workplace first aid' ... [more]

Sanderson's Retro wins 2014 Elliott 5.9 Nationals By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Association, Napier , 7:49 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Mike Sanderson and his crew of Harry Thurston and Matt Stevens sailing Retro won the 2014 Elliott 5.9 Nationals sailed at Napier Sailing Club. Mike had last won the Elliott 5.9 Nationals in 1992 sailing 'Lambada, which he credits with launching his professional sailing career. ... [more]

New Zealand WetaFest 2014 - NZ WetaFest was a ripper! By Luis Kitchen, Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club , 5:57 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Last weekend Weta owners gathered at the Tauranga YPBC for an action packed weekend.The wind was perfect for the Friday coaching blowing out the cobwebs with a 25 knot westerly. Justina and Josh helped get them around the track getting the basics more or less sorted. The tide was the real winner sending Terry and Isabel up the harbour...Inverted...far away from familiar landmarks. ... [more]

Une saison « zéro faute » pour Erwan Le Roux By Service de Presse de FenêtréA-Cardinal, , 4:27 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Une saison « zéro faute » pour Erwan Le Roux. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team: So near and yet so far By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:51 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
As the sailors of the Volvo Ocean Race enter their 21st day at sea, frustration is etched upon the faces of the Dongfeng crew as they slowly lose sight of their close competitors Team Brunel. The Dutch and the Chinese have been in-sight of one-another for 18 days now, a rare thing in round the world offshore racing. ... [more]

2015 Australian O'pen Bic Cup at Sandringham YC preview By O'pen Bic Australia, Melbourne , 3:17 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Australian O'pen Bic Cup gets underway on the 18th of January for five days and will see some of the world’s top O'pen Bic sailors competing on the waters of Port Philip Bay for the 2015 Title. ... [more]

Solitaire du Figaro 2015 course announced By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 3:13 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire is preparing to light an impressive 46 candles on her birthday cake in 2015, and is fast becoming the grand old lady of world-class solo offshore racing. Regardless of age, the Solitaire is still as ruthless and dynamic as ever, putting the world’s finest offshore talent through their paces over a grueling month of solo competition. ... [more]

2015 ISAF Nations Cup Notice Of Race published By ISAF, , 3:03 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Open and Women's match racers will compete in six Regional Finals from February to June 2015 ahead of the Grand Final with the first, Oceania, to be hosted in Brisbane, Australia from 27 February to 2 March 2015. Winning skippers from each division in the Regional Finals will qualify for the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final where they will be joined by defending champions. ... [more]

Brunswick Corporation names Schwabero to board of directors By Brunswick Corporation, , 12:51 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has announced that it elected Mark D. Schwabero, Brunswick's president and chief operating officer, to its board of directors. ... [more]

Four new 'Fish Friendly Marina' accreditations announced By Marina Industries Association, , 12:40 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
The new inclusions to the program are d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay, The Anchorage Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour International Marina and Gladesville Bridge Marina, a significant first in the western reach of Sydney Harbour. Fish Friendly accreditation is an information campaign and accreditation system focusing on marina fish habits. ... [more]

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge: Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 11:45 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
In keeping with this popular annual event's name, it was indeed a big day on Sydney Harbour today. Such has been the interest in the impending supermaxi head to heads in this year's Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - not least in witnessing the first race for Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze Clark's spectacular VPLP designed 100 footer, Comanche ... [more]

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron signs new club sponsor By Rod Austin, Melbourne , 11:28 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
As 2014 Club of the Year, The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is delighted to announce a new sponsorship with Australia’s leading online sailing and adventure business, AdventureWare, says Rod Austin, General Manager of RMYS. ... [more]

Olympic sailing legend Ben Ainslie visits Laureus Project in Sydney By Virginie Bernon, , 11:25 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Ainslie, who won medals at five consecutive Olympics from 1996-2012, four of them gold, visited a festival staged by Football United, an organisation which aims to break down barriers between young people from different backgrounds with a particular focus on refugee, immigrant and indigenous communities. ... [more]

2015 Martinique Sailing Days presented at Paris Boat Show By Sailing Martinique Days, , 11:01 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Martinique Cata Raid is a sailing competition, a race round the island on racing catamarans, one that is federated by the Ligue de la Voile and registered in the French Sailing federation (FFV) events calendar. Organised by the W.I.N.D. Yacht Club in Robert, the second edition of this spectacular competitor is expected to attract even more exceptional entries. ... [more]

Team Britannia announce official charity partner By Alan Priddy, , 10:48 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
The £2.9 million round the world record bid hopes to shave up to seven days off the current record of 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes, held by New Zealander Pete Bethune. It is lead is by British power boating legend Alan Priddy, in a new ‘torpedo’ boat that will pierce the waves, rather than surfing them. ... [more]

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