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Particular Harbour – Gananoque By Andy Adams - Canadian Yachting Magazine, , 4:41 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Andy says, 'I know of no other boating location quite like the town of Gananoque in the Thousand Islands. The graceful double-ended St. Lawrence rowing skiffs were a swift and effective way to travel through the area in the 1800s carrying cottagers to their islands, visiting millionaires to the fishing grounds and transporting all manner of goods through the beautiful and sheltered island area.' ... [more]

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Feedback drives improvements By Cowes Week Ltd, , 4:12 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Cowes Week spent a couple of months immediately after last year’s event gathering feedback from each of you and have since been busy evaluating this and establishing an action plan to make sure Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is even better in 2015. ... [more]

SE Asia tanker hijacks rose in 2014 - IMB report reveals By International Chamber Of Commerce, , 3:34 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Attacks against small tankers off South East Asia’s coasts caused a rise in global ship hijackings, up to 21 in 2014 from 12 in 2013, despite piracy at sea falling to its lowest level in eight years, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed. Pirates took 442 crewmembers hostage, compared with 304 in 2013. ... [more]

Dongfeng well ahead as Volvo Ocean Race fleet crossing Bay of Bengal By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 2:15 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
With the fleet now well out of the wind shadow of the Sri Lankan mountains and heading for Sumatra Indonesia and the Straits of Malacca, the Dongfeng guys have begun to extend their solid lead. Last night they were 34 nautical miles ahead of Team Brunel, that lead extended to 42.5 miles and then to 46. . ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 14 - Europe ignores reality By Collinson FX, , 1:15 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
January 14, 2015: The AUDUSD dallied around 0.8140, while the KIWI looked to test 0.7700, on the downside. Confidence and stability is the key to equity markets but terrorism and fiscal destitution undermine any significant gains. European confidence is a mood swing, so markets should prepare for the reality of the situation, confounding economic reality. ... [more]

Musto 2015 Etchells Australian Championship – Racing this time! By John Curnow, , 12:33 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It was the catch cry of the late racecaller, Bill Collins. He was best known as ‘The Accurate One’ and was a TV pioneer as well. However, it is the way he began each call with that line and the slow start on the ‘Ra’ part of racing before speeding up over the remainder of the line, and indeed the race itself, that is just so memorable. ... [more]

HISC Perisher Open Pursuit Race - Registration open By Sarah Johnson, Hayling Island Sailing Club , 12:05 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Registration has opened for the 2015 HISC Open Perisher Pursuit Race in aid of the Hayling Island Sail Training Trust (HISTT) which will take place on Saturday 7th February 2015 in Chichester Harbour. ... [more]

Rescuing Ben Ainslie from a boat? Stranger things have happened at sea By Richard Branson, , 11:48 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
'It was great to see Ben Ainslie sailing past Necker Island as he enjoyed his honeymoon with his delightful new wife Georgie Thompson. Seeing as Ben is one of the greatest sailors of all time, what we didn’t expect to see was his boat getting into trouble!' said Richard Branson. ... [more]

Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014 - Land of opportunity By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 11:13 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - GMT
Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014 - As the world of professional yacht racing continues to open up new challenges for today’s top sailors, Andy Rice looks at how one of the longest running global sailing world championships gives sailors the skills (and the money) they need to make it to the top of the sport… ... [more]

Royal Langkawi International Regatta. Full of fizz. By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia , 11:04 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Today’s sailing conditions started just as champagne-fizzy as yesterday’s, with racing outside Bass Harbour to the east of Langkawi. It’s an open patch of water, with 18 a good chop and just a little swell to get things moving along nicely. First starts went off at 0930 on schedule in 18 kts of breeze out of the north east. By 1230 the wind had softened to 11 kts. ... [more]

Laser Training News from Performance Sailcraft By Performance Sailcraft, , 10:42 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
What an amazing start to 2015 PSA have had. Firstly, a big thank you by PSA to all involved in the 2015 Nationals and Youth Championships. PSA have exciting details on coaching and events. PSA hope you enjoy and look forward to see you on the water soon. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Leg three: Ten days, ten best pictures By Dongfeng Race Team, , 9:17 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Leg three: Ten days, ten best pictures. 10 days at sea. Nine leading the fleet. 10 or so more days to go. It’s not over yet. There’s still 2,200 nautical miles to go to Sanya, China… ... [more]

Clubs prepare for Volvo National Sailing and Boating Day By Jodie Bakewell-White, Nationwide , 7:25 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Three weeks from now many of New Zealand’s yachting and boating clubs will be buzzing with activity as part of the 2015 Volvo National Sailing and Boating Day on Sunday 1 February. Bringing sailing and boating to a wider audience and celebrating what is commonly called the ‘sport for life’ is the main focus of the day. ... [more]

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Vite, de la vitesse! By Barcelona World Race, , 5:47 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - GMT
Et de cinq ! Après avoir traversé le Pot au noir par son côté est, Renault Captur a franchi à son tour l’équateur. A l’heure où ils coupaient la ligne imaginaire qui divise le globe en deux, Jörg Riechers et Sébastien Audigane concédaient 1 jour 7 heures et 50 minutes de retard sur les plus prompts à passer dans l’autre hémisphère. ... [more]

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Parallel lines, parallel lives By Barcelona World Race, , 4:48 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Regularity and routine, such as they want it, has kicked in for the leaders of the Barcelona World Race as they race past the latitude of Recife, Brazil. Leaders Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes were 260 miles east of the NE corner of Brazil and closest challengers Neutrogena, Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz are now about 80 miles further inshore. ... [more]

2014 Yachtsman of the year awards By Katie Jackson, , 4:15 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Seventy-five-year-old Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is today named British yachtsman of the year by the Yachting Journalists’ Association at a prestigious awards ceremony sponsored for the first time byboats.com, the global online resource for boating enthusiasts to explore, discover and research. ... [more]

Int’l 14 World Championship - Lay day becomes repair day By Tracey Johnstone, , 3:44 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - After a gear and crew damaging Race five yesterday, today’s lay day is a welcome reprieve for the sailors competing in the 2015 International 14 World Championships in Geelong. ... [more]

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Emirates Team NZ gets shipshape By Di Pearson, , 3:09 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Some of the biggest names in America’s Cup sailing are here at the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 Moth Worlds, honing their skills, team bonding and generally coming to grips with the exciting foiling Moth. America’s Cup team Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) is no exception. ... [more]

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Everyone flies when the sheep arrive By Alex McKinnon, , 2:52 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Those flying machines and their pilots certainly flew when the sheep arrived and took over the paddock (sea speak for waves on the water). Photographer, Alex McKinnon, went out with the Gold Fleet at the 2015 Moth World Championship, once the AP went down at about 1600hrs local, yesterday. An East Nor'easter of 25knots was blowing, but it had been into the low 30s earlier in the afternoon. ... [more]

Sunstream® introduces Swiftshield™ automatic boat cover By Caitlyn Ridgley, , 2:40 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
Sunstream® Boat Lifts, the leading manufacturer of high-quality portable and installed boat lifts and hoists, announced today the launch of the SwiftShieldTM line of automated boat covers. Employing two revolutionary designs that cover and uncover a boat in seconds, Sunstream SwiftShield covers are not only effortless, but provide unparalleled protection from the elements and added security. ... [more]

2015 Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 1 By RLIR 2015, , 1:35 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The 13th Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2015 kicked off with 39 of the 40 registered yachts taking to the waters on Race Day 1 on 13 January 2015. Taking advantage of the 12 to 18 knots wind, Principal Race Officer Simon James ran two races for each class. ... [more]

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta announce renewed sponsorship agreement By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Office, , 4:34 PM Tuesday 13 Jan 2015 - GMT
For the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2015, being held at Simpson Bay, Sunsail, the world's largest sailing holiday company, will once again be one of the important sponsors. The yacht charter company will be partnering with the Saint Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation again to support the yearly event which brings many visitors to the island on a yearly basis. ... [more]

Christmas Caribbean Rally - Success, new dates, multihulls offer By Sailing Rallies Information, , 3:40 PM Tuesday 13 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Christmas Caribbean Rally 2014 successful end (CCR 2014) sees elated crews and their shore support teams enjoying Antigua to the full. Eight boats and almost 50 crew safely completed the 2850nm crossing from Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote to arrive in the historic Caribbean sailing capital of Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua. ... [more]

Rolex Fastnet Race - Over 300 boats registered By Trish Jenkins, , 3:17 PM Tuesday 13 Jan 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
For the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 over 300 entries register in first 24 minutes. RORC Racing Manager Nick Elliott predicted 'a scramble for places' last October when it was announced that priority would be given to RORC members wishing to secure a place in the historic race celebrating its 90th year. ... [more]

Haines Signature introduces carbon kevlar for 2015 By Haines Marine Industries, , 12:28 PM Tuesday 13 Jan 2015 - GMT
Haines Signature Boats, manufacturers of Australia’s best-built boats, is extremely proud to announce a class-leading, technological addition to their manufacturing process. ... [more]

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