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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne comes of age By ISAF, , 5:37 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Commodore of Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) Kate Mitchell declared the 21st ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne officially open when she surprised competitors and officials gathered at this morning’s briefing by firing the tiny gold canon with the very loud blast. ... [more]

2015 Tasar World Championship - Benefits with the Tasar class By Chris Payne, , 5:25 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
One of the many benefits with the Tasar class is that it has regular World Championships scheduled in interesting and exotic locations around the world. This year the World Championship is being sailed in Busselton, Western Australia, with a fleet of over 120 Tasars. ... [more]

Melges 32 World Championship - Carroll wins second consecutive title By Melges 32, , 4:43 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
For the first time in the history of the Melges 32 class, there is a back-to-back Melges 32 World Champion. After a few up and down finishes early the event and some Houdini-esque comebacks late in the event, Jason Carroll on Argo with tactician Cameron Appleton, and crew comprised of Anthony Kouton, Scott Norris, Weston Barlow, Graham Landy, Phillip Wehrheim and Mike Kuschner ... [more]

Solas Big Boat Challenge to celebrate 21st with a bang By Di Pearson RSHYR media, , 4:08 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The world will get their first look at Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s new super maxi Comanche in race mode tomorrow, when the 21st Solas Big Challenge starts on Sydney on Sydney Harbour at 12.30pm, in a prelude to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ... [more]

2014 Melges 32 World Championship Miami - Images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery, , 3:43 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Melges 32 World Championship Miami - Images provided by photographer Ingrid Abery. ... [more]

Another successful auction year comes to a close at Runaway Bay Marina By Praneel Lal, , 3:19 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - GMT
Marine Auctions will be wrapping up its 2014 auction year at Runaway Bay Marina this Saturday the 13th of December 2014. For your last chance to sail away on a beaut vessel, join us at 10am at Runaway Bay Marina 247 Bayview Street, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast Qld. ... [more]

Marine Auctions is proud to announce the return of Bill Fankhauser By Praneel Lal, , 3:03 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - GMT
After farming in Victoria and the Riverina for 20 years Bill Fankhauser and his family decided it was time for a 'sea change' so they sold the family farm and moved to the Gold Coast where in 1983 Bill started a boat sales and repair business called Boatarama at Labrador. ... [more]

Yachting Australia announces Governance Reforms By Jane Gordon, , 1:37 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - GMT
Yachting Australia, in partnership with the Member Yachting Associations, has moved closer to providing a 'best practice' governance framework and delivering a cohesive whole of sport approach to optimise the future success of Australian sailing and boating. ... [more]

Farewell to Knorr: Research ship and crew made oceanographic history By Kathryn Eident, , 7:58 PM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - GMT
Oceanographer Bob Pickart will never forget his first cruise aboard Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) research vessel Knorr. It was February 1997, and the ship was headed to the fierce Labrador Sea in the dead of winter. Sailing into the teeth of wintry conditions was the whole point of the 47-day research cruise. ... [more]

PSA 12 days of Christmas - Day three + Video By PSA Sailing, , 7:22 PM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - GMT
Day three of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas and the offer is 15% off hull fittings. ... [more]

Antarctica Day 2014: 55 years since signing of the Antarctic Treaty By British Antarctic Survey, , 7:04 PM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - GMT
Fifty-five years ago, the group of twelve nations who’d been involved in the International Geophysical Year of 1957 signed the Treaty. The Treaty has ensured that Antarctica remains a natural reserve, devoted to peace and science. ... [more]

Scientists urge protection of world's deltas By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 3:26 PM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - GMT
Extensive areas of the world’s deltas — which accommodate major cities such as Shanghai, Dhaka and Bangkok — will be drowned in the next century by rising sea levels, according to a Comment piece in this week’s Nature. ... [more]

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston receives Route du Rhum prize at Paris ceremony By Marina Thomas, , 3:07 PM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Sir Robin, 75, came third in the Rhum class of the solo Transatlantic Route du Rhum race two weeks ago after a 'stimulating' battle for the final podium place. Sir Robin was welcomed with a standing ovation by his fellow skippers at the prizegiving at the Salon Nautique in Paris on Saturday afternoon. ... [more]

Abu Dhabi World Cup Final! - Abu Dhabi was an amazing experience By Ramsay/Girke: One Team, , 12:04 PM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - GMT
First off because it was the World Cup Final and only the top boats in the World were invited. It meant that we had the same size fleet as there would be at the Olympics - only 20 boats, which does change the racing considerably. Not only this, but racing against only the top boats means that you have to bring your A-Game to the table (or water in our case) each and every moment. ... [more]

Ocean Photography: Images from the Sir Peter Blake Regatta By Sail-World, , 11:58 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Well known marine photographer Will Calver of Ocean Photography was on the water at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta, today and provided this gallery of images of what is claimed to be the largest small boat regatta in the world. Ocean Photography has now moved to to new premises in the National Maritime Museum, ... [more]

La Mini Transat prend une nouvelle dimension By Mini Transat, , 10:10 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - GMT
La Mini Transat prend une nouvelle dimension et devient la Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe. ... [more]

Images of Sydney Harbour: Comanche out for a pre-Hobart training run By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:56 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden, caught these images of the new supermaxi on Sydney harbour, today, as he waited for the 18ft skiffs to start for the day. Comanche is owned by Jim and Kirsty Clark. Designed by Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost (VPLP) and Guillame Verdier, without regard for a rating rule, she is expected to become the world's fastest supermaxi. ... [more]

18ft Skiffs: Club Championship: Bizzare racing in Yandoo Trophy By Frank Quealey, , 9:39 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Race 4: Records will show that Mojo Wine defeated Coopers 62-Rag and Famish (Hugh Stodart, Peter Harris, Mark Kennedy) by 19s with Smeg (David Witt, Tom Clout, Matt Wark) a further 1m6s back in third place. What the official result and margins won’t show is that it was one of the most bizarre races for many years. ... [more]

2015 Paper Tiger Catamaran National Championships - Set for Tasmania By Travis Woods, Tasmania , 9:05 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Paper Tiger Catamaran National Championships - The Lauderdale Yacht Club , on the pristine waters of Frederick Henry Bay (25mins SE of Hobart), is set to host the 2015 Australian Paper Tiger Catamaran Championships, in conjunction with the Tasmanian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association (TPTCA). ... [more]

Etchells Evening Series: Three tight races around old Olympic course By Etchells NZ, , 8:28 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Despite a late start - due to technical issues with the crane - the fine weather allowed for three very close races across a fast ebbing tide. With the offset mark drifting rapidly down-tide, The Etchells sailed a démodé triangular course (on some legs although not others - just like the old days) and the combination of tide and the shortness and unpredictability of the course made up for some ... [more]

Star Sailors League: Mendelblatt and Faith fire up to take Final By Bob Fisher, Nassau, Bahamas , 7:51 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Star Sailors League is over for another year with a new champion after four days with a total of twelve races. The class was blessed with four glorious days of sunshine and generally brisk winds, although on finals day it was at it’s lightest with the wind down to 15 knots at the best The first race of the day saw four of the top ten – numbers 2-11 (in the qualifying rounds) eliminated. ... [more]

Farr 40 One Design Regattas - Blinder for Farr 40 newcomer By Lisa Ratcliff, , 7:44 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Farr 40 One Design Regattas - Rod Jones’ one design comeback with his new Farr 40 called Kindergarten scuttled the familiar finish order of Transfusion then Kokomo, who are both long-standing Farr 40 classmates and pacesetters. ... [more]

Melges 32 World Championship: Carroll hangs on to overall lead + Video By Melges 32, , 6:38 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Melges 32 World Championship - With the 2014 Melges 32 World Championship trophy up for grabs amongst ten teams heading into Day Five, three races were held under idyllic Miami Beach conditions with nine - fourteen kts of shifty breeze. PRO Anderson Reggio supplied shorter course lengths that gave way to some exciting mark roundings, each race not being decided until the final few meters. ... [more]

Over thirty boats entered for the Tour de France à la Voile 2015 By Fabienne Morin, , 5:58 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - GMT
It’s been four months since the finish of the last edition in Nice and the announcement of the Tour de France à la Voile new boat, the Diam 24.And the trimaran builder, Vianney Ancelin, has had his order book full. Furthermore, the entry list for the 2015 edition has been filled in just a few hours. ... [more]

Melbourne to launch 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Series By ISAF, , 5:11 AM Sunday 07 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne will kick start the 2015 series with racing scheduled to take place from 8-14 December 2014 in Port Phillip Bay. ... [more]

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