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ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Day 5 photos from Ocean Images By Sail-World.com, Palma de Mallorca , 7:21 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
Enjoy this selection of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Trofeo Princesa Sofia day five photos captured on location in Palma by Ocean Images. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 – It’s the eve of the medal races By Rob Kothe, , 7:03 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the wildly different conditions over the last five days from five to 25 knots have delivered big changes on the leader board. Yesterday the heavy weather delivered results for sailors on the fringes, the ends of the earth places like New Zealand, Australia, and Scandinavia. Today the pendulum swung back. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: 1 ano para o Brasil sediar um dos maiores eventos By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:05 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
A cidade de Itajaí segue rígido caderno de encargos semelhante ao da Copa do Mundo de Futebol para organizar a parada brasileira da Volta ao Mundo. A partir da primeira semana de abril de 2015, a capital mundial da vela será em Santa Catarina. ... [more]

Francis Joyon received with full honours aboard IDEC maxi-trimaran By Agence Mer et Media, , 5:23 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
In Bordeaux, sailor Francis Joyon was received with full honours aboard the IDEC maxi-trimaran today (Friday 4th April). The Girondins de Bordeaux football team followed by the Mayor of Bordeaux, Mr. Alain Juppé welcomed the IDEC trimaran and signed the Sail of Hope. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - 49erFX fleet battle LIVE from Palma By International 49er Class, , 4:56 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, there are very tight battles in both the 49erFX fight for Gold and Bronze. Only a few sailors separate the top sailors from each other and it will all be decided in a three race final series. The top 10 boats from the 49erFX and 49er fleets will race three ten minute races in a constricted boundary race course to determine the winners. ... [more]

Fireball World Championship - Winners decided in Pattaya By Cormac Bradley, Dun Laoghaire , 4:37 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
In what appears to have been a light wind conclusion to the Fireball worlds in Pattaya, Thailand, hosted by the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, two races were sailed to close out the ten-race series. A variety of Facebook postings and a transcribed tweet suggested that a long postponement was in place before racing got underway. ... [more]

Marina Alabau: 'Tengo muy buenas sensaciones en el agua' By Luis Pomar, , 4:08 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
La windsurfista española Marina Alabau, vigente campeona olímpica de RS:X F, vuelve en el Trofeo Princesa Sofía al mundo de la alta competición tras haber sido madre el pasado mes de septiembre. Con mucho trabajo por delante, la sevillana retorna al agua con 'el objetivo y la motivación' de llegar a Río 2016. ... [more]

Why ethanol and boats don’t mix + Video By BoatUS, , 4:01 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
If you're a boat owner, you may have heard by now that a government mandate has been increasing the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, which not only damages boat engine and fuel systems but can present very real safety concerns. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Aussie updates from Palma + Video By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 2:41 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
We are approaching Medal Race action in Palma at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca. The Australian Sailing Team's Olivia Price (49erFX) and Mat Belcher (470) give us an update on their progress in this regatta. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Windsurfer Marina Alabau returns By Luis Pomar (translated by Lisa Camos), , 2:18 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Trofeo Princesa Sofia, Spanish windsurfer Marina Alabau, the current RS:X Women's Olympic champion, returned to top level competition after giving birth to her first baby last September. With a lot of work ahead, the sailor returns to the racing course 'with the goal and motivation' of being in Río 2016. ... [more]

Clipper Race: MOB survivor Andrew Taylor interview By Laura Kitching, Practical Boat Owner, , 1:12 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The 46-year-old Londoner Andrew Taylor was rescued from the Pacific Ocean after a 90-minute ordeal having fallen overboard during the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member, Andrew Taylor, aged 46, from London went over the side on Monday in rough weather around 2,600 miles from land. He was recovered 90 minutes later after his crew managed to locate him an ... [more]

Clipper Race 2013-14 - Thick fog causes visibility issue, day 18 By Clipper Ventures, , 1:00 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - Eric Holden, Henri Lloyd skipper explained: 'We have passed the 1,500 mile to finish mark, and the great circle course is now 090 degrees so not long until we'll finally be turning south. The biggest change really is that the visibility has dropped down to very poor in fog. ... [more]

Dongfeng VOR trainees take a licking and a wake-up call By Dongfeng Race Team, , 12:27 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
Fear of the unknown is one thing and being scared of what you know is another! For Kit, Horace, Wolf and Liu Xue, Liu Ming and Yiran Zhang, the Chinese sailors on board ‘Dongfeng’, they have had their first real taste of what the Volvo Ocean Race can be like and it is scaring the hell out of them. ... [more]

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - big fleet raring to go By RHKYC, Hong Kong , 12:04 PM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
IRC Overall should provide a riveting competition, with the fleet containing four skippers who are former winners of the China Sea Race Trophy – Neil Pryde on Hi Fi (1988, 2010), Jonathan Mahony on Zanzibar (2012), Ernesto Echauz on Standard Insurance Centennial (1998, 2008) and Sam Chan on FreeFire (2004) but each division offers its own compelling microcosm of skill, tactics and boat set-up. ... [more]

RYA Competent Crew Skills – Second edition now available By Emma Slater, , 11:53 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
RYA Competent Crew Skills – The new edition has been updated to also include motor vessels in order to appeal to both, sail and power readers and replaces the RYA Competent Crew Practical Course Notes. ... [more]

Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Education is an extra mission By Dan Dickison, Charleston, SC , 11:02 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Charleston Race Week - Most regattas entertain participants with great action on the water, epic social affairs on shore, and a few frills here and there. Other regattas do a lot of the same and raise money for a worthwhile cause as well. But few sailing events combine all of those traits while also providing substantial educational offerings at the same time. ... [more]

IODA Optimist Asian Team Racing Championship 2014 - Day two By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:40 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
IODA Optimist Asian Team Racing Championship 2014 - The race course was set close to the shore and the first battle began on time. The stronger winds gave an advantage to the heavier crews, so the lighter crews had to draw even more on stamina, mental toughness and tactics. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Fast and furious on Day 4 By RYA, , 9:40 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
At the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Mallorca strong winds and big swells provided some game-changing conditions on Thursday (3 April), with capsizes and equipment breakages across the fleets in Palma Bay. ... [more]

Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race 2014 - Midnight Rambler crew excited By G2LHI Media, , 9:21 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race 2014 - 'Perfect conditions for a blast across to the island' is how Ed Psaltis, skipper and part owner of the Ker 40 Midnight Rambler described the forecast for tomorrow’s Mount Gay 40th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Strong early morning breeze set to decrease By Daniel Smith, , 9:12 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 a strong early morning breeze that peaked at 28 knots is set to decrease throughout the penultimate day of racing. ... [more]

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2014 - Maritime Heritage Day By Lisa Ramsperger, , 9:02 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
At the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2014 yesterday (Thursday 3rd April), the Regatta Village at Nanny Cay opened with Maritime Heritage Day and a full schedule of activities. The Queen's Baton Relay made an official stop in the Regatta Village to begin the celebration. International food, drinks and fun were served late into the night after the Mount Gay Welcome Party kicked off the off ... [more]

Melges 32 Winter Series - Brutal winter no match for hot Melges 32 By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 8:25 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Melges 32 Winter Series 2014 - For the final edition of the Melges 32 Winter Series, the Miami Spring Challenge is set to kick off with 14 teams that are primed and ready to take on all the perks and challenges that racing off Miami Beach has to offer. ... [more]

18ft Skiff Championship - CNN's 'Mainsail' reports from Sydney By Frank Quealey, , 5:32 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
On the 75th Anniversary JJ Giltinan and Australian 18ft Skiff NationalsThis month on MainSail, CNN host and double Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson, reports from Sydney. ... [more]

VRFish works with fishers on Corio Bay conflict By Dallas D'Silva, , 4:48 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - GMT
VRFish, the peak body representing recreational fishers in Victoria welcomes new measures adopted by Port Phillip Bay commercial fishers over the coming Easter period. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Tough test on day 4 + Video By RYA, , 4:18 AM Friday 04 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, strong winds and big swells provided some game-changing conditions on Thursday (3 April), with capsizes and equipment breakages across the fleets in Palma Bay. ... [more]

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