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America's Cup: Artemis Racing lines up against Oracle Team USA - Video By John Navas, , 10:52 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]

High Performance Yacht Design conference during Volvo OR stopover By Graeme Finch, , 10:35 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:25 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:06 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ... [more]

One Ton Revival: New sails by Doyle for Bouzaid's Rainbow II By Ellie Brade, , 8:39 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Rainbow II is one of the most iconic yachts in New Zealand sailing history. Built and skippered by Chris Bouzaid, her win in the One Ton Cup in 1969 was New Zealand’s first big international sailing win. Doyle Sails NZ was commissioned to build the new sails for the iconic Rainbow II with design work by Chris’ son Richard ... [more]

Sailors for the Sea, Cruising Club of America team up to protect ocean By Hilary Kotoun, Newport, RI , 4:52 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Sailors for the Sea and Cruising Club of America will work together to encourage sailors to become stewards of the ocean. Sailors for the Sea, a leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean, will partner with the Cruising Club of America (CCA), an international organization of over 1,300 sailors ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – No sleep until Auckland By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:51 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Victory in the fourth leg was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted ... [more]

Etchells NA Midwinter East Series - Schoonmaker Cup preview By John Payne, Fort Lauderdale , 4:29 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The 2014-15 Etchells North American Midwinter East Series wraps up in Miami this weekend with the three-day Jaguar Southeastern Midwinter Regatta for the Schoonmaker Cup. The Jag, as the series has become better known, attracted over 50 boats for the four regatta series. ... [more]

Club Marine/Lexus Lincoln Week Regatta - Overall report By Harry Fisher, Port Lincoln , 4:11 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
TP-52 Secret Mens Business, skippered by Geoff Boettcher, has taken out the 2015 Club Marine/Lexus Lincoln Week regatta in dominant fashion. ... [more]

RORC Caribbean 600 day 4 – Close competition – 43 yachts still racing By RORC Event Press, , 4:08 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - GMT
RORC Caribbean 600 – By the morning of day four, 19 yachts had completed the race and 43 yachts were still racing. Last night the lighter southerly wind had switched back to an easterly direction with substantial cloud activity providing changeable conditions for the competitors ... [more]

UIM XCAT World Series – Swecat Racing showcases surprising skills By Karien Jonckheere, , 3:34 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
UIM XCAT World Series – In their first ever appearance, Swecat Racing managed to claim a podium spot in today’s Dubai Duty Free Speed Cat Run. They safely negotiated their way through the knockout, head-to-head racing to make it to the final where they came up against formidable opposition in the form of defending Series champions Fazza. ... [more]

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - The only place to be this weekend! By Susie Nation-Grainger, , 3:12 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - GMT
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2015 brought to you by the RYA, is the only place to be this weekend (28 February-01 March) whether you’ve never set foot in a dinghy or you’re a seasoned pro. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team skipper's 41st birthday today By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:32 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Today is 26th February. Today is Charles Caudrelier’s 41st birthday. Today marks Charles’ one-year anniversary as Skipper for Dongfeng Race Team. Today we’d like to let you into the world of a man that everybody yet at the same time, nobody knows. We don’t pretend to understand him but we hope that by reading this you will appreciate him just as much as we do. ... [more]

最后600海里 奥克兰门口的直线冲刺 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:01 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第四赛段的比赛已进入倒计时阶段,目前六支船队距离奥克兰仅余不到600海里,正直线向终点发起最后的冲刺。处于领先位置的依然是中国东风队。预计最快的船队将于2月27日抵达终点,而终点前最后一片高气压带将会是船队改变现有排名,争取突破的最后机会。 ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 26 - Big jump for AUD By Collinson FX, , 1:26 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Feb 26, 2015: The AUD jumped towards 0.7900, while the KIWI traded 0.7530, looking at the release of Trade data today. Exports and Imports are expected to be lower reflecting the economic environment, although the balance is expected to be static. Central Banks continue to drive market direction while economic data remains a symptom. ... [more]

Last call for 'Safety at Sea' and 'Great Lakes Wind Forecasting' By South Shore Yacht Club RC, , 1:05 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - GMT
Safety at Sea seminar is being held on Saturday, March 14 at SSYC. Before you head offshore to cruise or race, join us for the most authoritative daylong seminar on safe seamanship, heavy weather tactics, weather forecasting, communications and boat preparation. ... [more]

XCAT World Series 2015 – Tight racing for pole position By Karien Jonckheere, , 12:27 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
XCAT World Series 2015 – Defending champions Fazza (Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir bin Hendi) will start in the familiar top spot after they recorded the fastest lap in the race for pole position this morning. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:08 PM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ... [more]

AC45 Turbo Training - Oracle Team USA images by pressure-drop + Video By pressure-drop.us, , 11:19 AM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Oracle Team USA AC45 Turbo Feb 25 Training images provided by pressure-drop.us. Flat flood conditions and winds 12-18 and then picking up late in the day. Boat is matching the olars established with the AC 72's. ... [more]

RS Aerocup first edition to be held in Barcelona By RS Aero Sailing, , 10:30 AM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - GMT
We are delighted to announce the addition of a new gem to the RS Aero international calendar and the birth of the RS Aerocup series! The first edition of the Aerocup will be held from October 30th to November 1st 2015 in the iconic city of Barcelona, hosted by the Olympic sailing venue of 1992; Barcelona International Sailing Centre. ... [more]

Simrad ForwardScan™ Sonar earns NMMA Award for best safety product By Andrew Golden, , 9:44 AM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - GMT
Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced todaythat ForwardScan™ Sonar has been awarded the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award in the Consumer Safety Equipment category at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show. ... [more]

Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Light shifty conditions on Day 1 By Oceanbridge Sail Auckland media, , 9:09 AM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Day 1 of the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland got off to a slow start due to a lack of wind - with all fleets forced to wait two hours with the postponement flag hoisted up the official flagpole. Once the fleets finally launched at 1300 hours news came in that top 49er sailor Peter Burling (NZL) had been announced as one of two helmsmen for Emirates Team NZ ... [more]

European Commission has deemed a Greek cruising tax to be lawful By Yachting World, , 8:54 AM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The European Commission considers a Greek cruising tax introduced at the end of 2013 to be lawful following concerns from Britain's Royal Yachting Association (RYA). Although it has yet to be implemented, the new Circulation Tax (TPP) applicable to all boats over 7m sailing in Greek waters, has now been ruled lawful by the European Commission. This report by Yachting World. ... [more]

America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:26 AM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has pushed the start button on their campaign for the 35th America's Cup, with a budget that has been reduced by an estimated 20% from the San Francisco campaign. The decision to relocate the Venue for the Match to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda has resulted in reduced attractiveness to sponsors, which in turn has led to cuts in the program ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – The race tightens as New Zealand looms By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:00 AM Thursday 26 Feb 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ... [more]

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