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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 7 show By Sail-World, , 8:59 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 33rd. Sailing news in sixty seconds-ish (2:46). Sail Sydney: Josh McKnight (Moth, 9:43), Tom Spithill (Moth, 12:45), Olivia Price & Eliza Solly (FX, 15:24) Tom Burton (Laser, 23:20) James Wierzbowski (Extreme 40's, 32:08) and much more ... [more]

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2014 - This is my reservation By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 8:58 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2014: Wild Oats XI sliced across the finish line beside Fort Denison 1 minute 22 seconds ahead of Comanche for yet another line honours victory in the annual SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, having led the fleet for much of the race. Fellow Sydneysider Matt Allen steered his 60 foot Ichi Ban fifth across the line, behind Black Jack and Perpetual. ... [more]

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2014 – Images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 8:45 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Top international photographer, Andrea Francolini, was on the water for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Tuesday. The event is viewed by many as a preview for the Rolex Sydney Hobart start in just over two weeks time. This event was the first hit-out between the Sydney-Hobart record holder, Wild Oats XI and the new US supermaxi, Comanche. Here's how Andrea captured the action. ... [more]

Loïck Peyron : Marin de l'année 2014! By Voile Banque Populaire, , 8:36 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Loïck Peyron : Marin de l'année 2014! ... [more]

GGYC's December Manuel Fagundes 2014 - Variable wind indeed By Erik Simonson, , 8:03 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
GGYC's December Manuel Fagundes 2014: Which is pretty much spot on as to what transpired. The regatta started in partly cloudy conditions and a decreasing easterly, meaning the first boats sailed west to Fort Mason for their windward leg, with the withering ebb along the shore, the fleet hugged the shoreline tightly. Very tightly. ... [more]

Larry Leonard Joins Ullman Sails By Ullman Sails, Newport Beach, CA , 7:42 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Ullman Sails announces that sailmaking authority and champion sailor Larry Leonard has been named Manager of New Business and Product Development at Ullman Sails International, the licensing company of the Ullman Sails group. ... [more]

Transatlantic Race - Sailing heavyweights to battle across Atlantic By New York Yacht Club, , 7:36 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
But this will change next July when David skippers his third Rambler, a soon-to-be-launched 88-footer, in the Transatlantic Race 2015. The boat could well be faster than either of his two previous yachts. But, in terms of raw speed across a range of conditions, David’s boat will find itself looking up at Jim Clark’s 100-foot Comanche [above, off Newport, R.I.]. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two – Pole position Team Brunel By Team Brunel, , 7:25 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two: Our distance from the Chinese boat has been the subject of various bets for a few days now. It began with someone saying 'I’ll bet a roll of biscuits that we extend our lead by more than half a mile in the next two hours'. After that, the liquorice, Fruitellas and the chocolate mousse were also sacrificed and vanished from the snack box.' ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two – Pole position Team Brunel By Team Brunel, , 7:25 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two: Our distance from the Chinese boat has been the subject of various bets for a few days now. It began with someone saying 'I’ll bet a roll of biscuits that we extend our lead by more than half a mile in the next two hours'. After that, the liquorice, Fruitellas and the chocolate mousse were also sacrificed and vanished from the snack box.' ... [more]

2015 Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race - Early entry deadline Dec 12th By SORC, , 5:01 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race - 36-24-34: Measurements to get any sailor’s attention, particularly when they refer to today’s temperatures in Newport, RI, Portland, ME, and Annapolis, MD. Those temps are not exactly conducive to good sailing conditions. It was 75-degrees in Key West today. ... [more]

Help save a child's life - Become a Life Jacket Loaner Site By D. Scott Croft, , 4:34 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Waterfront businesses, local organizations or government agencies can help themselves, and at the same time, also possibly help save a child’s life. All they have to do is join the nation’s largest Kids’ Life Jacket Loaner Program offered by the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. ... [more]

New East Coast Ocean Series announced for Spring 2015 By Julianna Barbieri, , 4:10 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Race organizers of three U.S. east coast offshore races: the new Fort Lauderdale to Charleston, the new Ocean Race North and the well-established Annapolis to Newport race confirmed their plans to team up and create the East Coast Ocean Series. In addition, Manuka Sports Event Management confirmed their plans for the inaugural edition of Ocean Race North ... [more]

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Day 2 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:43 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - South to sou’westerly winds 10-15 knots locally reaching up to 20 knots this afternoon means some thrilling action is on the cards later in the day at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. ... [more]

New, upgraded Viper 640 Class website launched By Ed Padin, , 3:29 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Viper 640 Class Association has continually emphasized providing a contemporary website to support a modern growing class. From its founding, the Class was launched with an interactive website that allowed all of our members and prospective members to access information, share stories, share boat tuning tips, and engage in friendly banter on the Class forums. ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race - Close battle for Line Honours By Louay Habib, , 2:55 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - In the continued close battle for Line Honours and the IMA Trophy, the Russian Southern Wind 94, Windfall, skippered by Fabrizio Oddone, has extended her lead to over 70 miles on Jeremy Pilkington's RP78, Lupa of London. ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race - Spirit of Adventure led by Derek Hatfield By Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges, , 2:27 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
As with every distance ocean race the first 24hours is a bit of a shock to the system, the crew step off a transatlantic flight and spend the next two days shaking off jet lag while going through a vigorous training aboard the boat. Most of the crew have sailed or raced aboard the boat before so it was not the normal steep learning curve that we have for some of our events. ... [more]

SBI announces GEICO as Presenting Sponsor of 2015 Race Series By Super Boat International, , 2:07 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Super Boat International (SBI) announces GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) as the 'Presenting Sponsor' of the 2015 SBI racing season. ... [more]

Moth Worlds – They go up tiddly up, up… By John Curnow, , 12:39 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
They go down tiddly down, down. Yes. It’s all about those magnificent men in their flying machines. Now very quickly, we’ll add that women sail Moths too, but then that doesn’t fit the original song’s lyrics nearly as well, and as the bulk of the fleet is male, we’ll just ask for some poetic licence up front. OK? P.S. Those opening lines of the song were actually written by a woman… ... [more]

PSA 12 Days of Christmas - Day four: Harken Block Set By Performance Sailcraft Pty Ltd., , 11:23 PM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
PSA 12 Days of Christmas - Day four - Harken Block Set – New Style. New style Harken block set – traveller, beckett block and single boom block upgrade set. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 9 - Oil price tanks By Collinson FX, , 10:06 PM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
December 9, 2014: Oil and energy prices dominated the headlines as Oil continues to spiral lower toward the US$60 mark. The extended high prices have encouraged global production, from various new sources, increasing global demand geographically. OPEC has decided to hold production levels to force the prices lower and squeeze alternative producers out of the market. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Alex Thomson Racing: Ready to go offshore By Alex Thomson Racing, , 10:12 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Barcelona World Race (BWR) is the only double handed, non-stop, unassisted race around the world. The race is part of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World championship, which provides an international bench mark for extreme ocean sailing. Alex Thomson (Skipper ‘Hugo Boss’ BWR 2014-2015) achieved second place in the first BWR 2007-2008 with co-skipper, Andrew Cape. ... [more]

Opening day the perfect ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Entrée By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:23 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: The working week began as it usually does for Melbourne’s greater population, with trains, trams and slow moving traffic shifting workers and school kids about the city. On the bay, Sailing World Cup organisers Yachting Victoria calmly completed the run sheet for a reduced first day program. ... [more]

ORC annuncia Miglioramenti delle regole per il 2015 By ORC Media, , 9:17 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - GMT
Progettisti, velisti, velai e tutti coloro che sono interessati al 2015 ORC Designer VPP da adesso possono provare versione beta disponibile all'indirizzo www.orc.org/dvp. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: 'I saw jagged rocks and breaking waves' - Nicholson By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:07 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Team Vestas Wind crew and Volvo Ocean Race management have just completed a media conference call in Abu Dhabi. Skipper Chris Nicholson opened by outlining what happened in the 48 hour period prior to the grounding off Team Vestas Wind's on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, some 200 miles north-east of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Now includes video of the media conference. ... [more]

UIM Skydive - Six in with an overall XCAT podium shot on ‘home ground’ By Karien Jonckheere, , 9:04 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
Nicolini and his driver in the boat, Six, Tomaso Polli are relishing the prospect of once again taking to the water at DIMC for the final round of the 2014 UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Powerboating Series, starting this Thursday. 'Dubai for me is my home race. I have lived in Dubai from many years and I have raced in Dubai since 1992,' explained Nicolini. ... [more]

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