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RORC Caribbean 600 - The young ones By Louay Habib, , 9:53 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - GMT
Dockside at the Antigua Yacht Club the pontoons are buzzing. The who's who of yachting has gathered for the seven edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, including winners of the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendée Globe and Jules Verne Trophy. However this elite group of sailors only make up a small proportion of the 700-plus avid sailors taking part in the race. ... [more]

13th Punta Fuego Regatta - the wrap By Santi Picornell and Rap Garcia, Makati City , 9:28 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
With northeast winds ranging from 20 to 35 knots and a record of 45 entries in six classes, the 13th Punta Fuego Regatta held at Club Punta Fuego, Nasugbu last January 24-25, proved challenging despite the omission of its traditional Fortune Island Race due to safety reasons. ... [more]

Slow and steady wins Sydney to Pittwater Passage Race By Di Pearson, , 9:23 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It was a case of slow and steady in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Grant Thornton Short Haul Series in the race from Sydney to Pittwater today, and Ian Guanaria’s patience was rewarded when his One More-No More was declared overall winner of both PHS and IRC classes. ... [more]

Malibu’s Evolution Pro Series to feature as one-third of WBW Series By World Wakeboard Association, , 9:02 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
With the announcement of the new Malibu Evolution Pro Series at the WWA’s 25th-anniversary celebration last fall, a new standard was set for professional wakeboarding. With a 2015 schedule that includes stops in Mexico, Japan, and the Unites States, the Malibu Evolution Pro Series will bring the best athletes in the sport to some of its most amazing venues. ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 creates history as US wins Race 6 By Frank Quealey, , 8:39 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Despite finishing a disappointing eight place today, the Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage became the 2015 JJ Giltinan champions as a result of the brilliant start to the regatta with four consecutive race wins. The win gave the Gotta Love It 7 team their record seventh JJ Giltinan Trophy ... [more]

Career Day comes on the heels of industry growth By Cynthia Goss, , 8:25 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - GMT
Marine and Composites Industry Career Day, which takes place on March 7 in Newport, comes on the heels of good news in the marine trades. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the start of 2015 marks three consecutive years of steady growth in the boating business. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Seuls au milieu de nulle part By Barcelona World Race, , 7:59 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - GMT
La mer s’est rangée, les régimes dépressionnaires se succèdent et Cheminées Poujoulat est revenu aujourd’hui à ses affaires, alignant à nouveau des hautes vitesses, 19 nœuds cet après-midi. Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam carburent au milieu de l’océan Pacifique, à mi-distance des premières terres habitées, soit à quelque 2000 milles de la Nouvelle-Zélande dans leur ouest et du Chili dans leur est. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Un dernier run pour le Horn... By Barcelona World Race, , 7:33 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - GMT
C’est au rythme et au tempo musclé d’un coup de vent digne du Pacifique Sud, que Cheminées Poujoulat entame les derniers 1500 milles lui restant à parcourir jusqu’au cap Horn. Le chef de flotte de la Barcelona World Race est attendu à l’horizon des quatre-cinq prochains jours au large du célèbre rocher noir balisant, à l’extrémité de la Terre de Feu, la frontière avec l’océan Atlantique. ... [more]

J/24 Midwinter Championship Day 1 By Julie & Christopher Howell, , 5:50 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Will Welles helmed Cougar to the top of the leader board on day one of the J/24 Midwinter Championship at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida. Twenty-seven teams from across United States and Canada are participating in the event. Current J/24 World Champion Welles scored a one, two, one, twelve on Friday for a total of 16 points. Travis Odenbach’s HoneyBadger is 12 points behind in second ... [more]

RORC Caribbean 600 - Phaedo 3 and Paradox fly into Antigua By Louay Habib, , 5:25 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Multihull record for the RORC Caribbean 600 has not been broken since the inaugural race in 2009. For the last six editions the record set by John Burnie and Claude Thelier on ORMA 60 trimaran, Region Guadeloupe (40 hours 11 mins 5 secs) has remained unbeaten. However, this year there are two multihulls, both owned by RORC members, that have the potential to smash the record by hours. ... [more]

RORC Caribbean 600 provides a mixed bag of IRC delights By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 5:02 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
With many if not the majority of the most prestigious yacht races and regattas around the world using the IRC rating system, it is no surprise that it is also the choice of state-of-the-art yachts such as the Maxi 72s, TP 52s, Wally Yachts and 100 foot Maxis including the latest Ragamuffin 100 from Australia and Comanche built in Maine. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Closing fast By Barcelona World Race, , 4:30 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - GMT
Who knows if the second placed crew in the Barcelona World Race, Guillermo Altadill and Jose Munoz have recently used the official scheduled reports to pinpoint the position of their nearest rivals GAES Centros Auditivos? But with the two IMOCA Open 60s seeming to be on converging courses in the South Pacific, just 16 miles apart this afternoon ... [more]

Baja Ha-Ha Cruise Rally – Overall report By Sylvia Stewart Stompe, , 3:30 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The Baja Ha-Ha… The 750-mile cruiser rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas beckons with adventure, fun and memories-to-be-made. This year 171 boats and 525 participants answered the call. ... [more]

Maribyrnong River not the place for mesh nets By Simone Dalton, , 3:05 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - GMT
A 59 year-old Bentleigh man will be charged with the use and possession of prohibited mesh nets, as well as taking undersize bream from the Maribyrnong River earlier this week. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Days of thunder for Team Brunel By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 2:39 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel is currently in the doldrums, together with the other five teams. This region around the equator is known for its lack of wind and the unstable weather conditions. The Dutch sailing team is doing everything possible to maintain their lead in these equatorial calms, and to be propelled to Auckland in first position, by the south-easterly trade wind. ... [more]

America's Cup won't go away...Foilers in San Fran...JJ's Historymaker By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 2:15 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
While the America's Cup struggles to make any real impact in world news, it has dominated a slow news week in New Zealand. Lead story in the daily papers for two days in a row. Leading the TV news at night. Thrashed to death on talkback. ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 6 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell,, , 2:07 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Follow Race 6 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 4.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ... [more]

Meet 505 World Champions at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show By Emma Slater, , 2:05 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Since the announcement that Weymouth will host the 505 World Championships in 2016, interest in this International Class has exploded. Many of the UK’s top dinghy sailors have already begun their campaigns and others have boats on order. ... [more]

Tessanne Chin to illuminate the stage on Caribbean Jam night By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 1:43 AM Saturday 21 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Year after year the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta orchestrates a balance between professional sailing and international artists to give visitors and competitors a one of a kind experience. This year is no different, and organizers have stepped it up a notch and booked none other than Tessanne Chin to perform on Saturday night, March 7th at 10:30pm. ... [more]

America's Cup: Parties given until today to file on AC45 arrest claim By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 11:22 PM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
America's Cup champions, Oracle Team USA have been given a very short deadline for filing papers opposing the wages and bonus claim lodged on February 11, 2014 by crew man Joe Spooner. Spooner's claim was lodged under US maritime law which allows a vessel to be arrested if there are unpaid wages due to her crew. ... [more]

Sydney 38 Australian Championships - Race 3 images By Warwick Crossman, RPAYC Pittwater (Sydney) , 9:01 PM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Photographer Dinghy Fever was on the water at Sydney 38 Australian Championships, and provided this gallery of images from race three. ... [more]

World Champions to compete in NZL 49er Nationals this weekend By Burling Richard, Auckland , 7:35 PM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The New Zealand 49er and 49er FX nationals are being held this weekend from Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Sailing will be based in Mechanics Bay close to the shore with great viewing for spectators, with the traditional format of the NZ 49er nationals being lots of short (~ 12 minute) races ... [more]

Geographe Bay Race Week - Saving the best until last By Bernie Kaaks, Busselton , 6:00 PM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Geographe Bay Race Week - Leaving the best until last, Dave Walling and his crew sailed a blinder this morning, coping with extremely light and variable conditions at the start better than anyone. By the time the breeze switched to the south and freshened, The Next Factor had established a solid position in the fleet, mixing it with Black Betty and not far behind the TP52, Calm. ... [more]

Volvo Penta unveils Forward Drive innovation By Volvo Penta, , 5:10 PM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - GMT
A revolutionary new concept in marine propulsion, the first Volvo Penta Forward Drive (FWD), debuted today at an exclusive event at the Miami International Boat Show. ... [more]

Images from Pittwater: Sydney 38 Australian Championship By Andrea Francolini, , 4:02 PM Friday 20 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Top international photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water for the Sydney 38 Australian Championship and provided this gallery of images of the day. The regatta was sailed in light breezes off Palm Beach as part of the Performance Boating Sydney Yachts Pittwater Regatta. ... [more]

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