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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Start - Dongfeng first out of the blocks By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 10:59 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - GMT
Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) have dominated the Volvo Ocean Race ever since they entered their home waters in Sanya last month, and Sunday marked no change despite four swaps in their crew line-up for Leg 4 to Auckland. Caudrelier’s men raced clear of the six-strong fleet virtually from the starter’s gun on Sunday and exited the bay of Sanya first ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel in pole position to Auckland By Robbert Jan Metselaar, , 8:46 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet got off to an exciting start to its fourth leg this afternoon in Sanya thanks to a pretty strong wind. After sailing some loops and passing the farewell mark for the public, Team Brunel sailed out into the South China Sea in first place. ... [more]

JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff: President's Trophy final races aheads of JJ's By Frank Quealey, , 6:52 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
With the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship less than one week away, today’s Presidents Trophy race on Sydney Harbour took on added importance as the final lead up to the world’s biggest 18ft skiff championship. A light north east breeze proved just the right conditions for the veteran Yandoo team of when they scored a 1m6s victory over a determined The Kitchen Maker team. Plus full video ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 fleet anticipates intense final day of racing in Miami By Sam Rogers, , 6:21 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The stellar conditions from Day One spilled over into Day Two as the 37-strong Audi Melges 20 fleet enjoyed three more races in a NNE breeze that had big changes in velocity, and even bigger shifts. While some teams were able to stay in phase and make sense of the big puffs rumbling in from the right and left sides of the course, others were caught rubbernecking, chasing shifts ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Final day showdown for Oman Sail By Oman Sail, , 5:44 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Sail’s crews on Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat protected their leaderboard positions in Singapore though learned some hard lessons in patience and perseverance as unpredictable winds continued to play havoc with performance. ... [more]

Bruny Island Yacht Race - Wooden boat wins By Peter Campbell, , 5:07 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
While hundreds of wooden boats were sitting quietly in their berths at Hobart’s Australian Boat Festival at sunrise today, another wooden yacht was adding to Tasmania’s maritime tradition of building fine boats from timber, sailing slowly up the River Derwent to victory in the 89 nautical mile Bruny Island inshore/offshore race. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Day 3 By Tom Dowler, , 4:43 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
On the penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Singapore Seve Jarvin and his GAC Pindar crew stormed to two race victories and secured two podium places. In a tremendous response to the frustrations of the first two days of racing, Team GAC Pindar beat current Act leaders, Red Bull Sailing Team to the line in the second flight of the day. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Wind Leg 4 Start - Sanya - Live Video By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:35 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 start in Sanya, presented by Team Vestas Wind. Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson, features on the on the water commentary team. Broadcast starts at 05.450 am UTC. ... [more]

2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta, Event No. 2 - Day 2 images By Joy Dunigan, , 3:30 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Photographer Joy Dunigan was on the water at 2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta, Event No. 2, and provided this gallery of images from Day 2. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Sus… Au sud, toute! By Barcelona World Race, , 3:04 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - GMT
Après Cheminées Poujoulat, Neutrogena a franchi à son tour ce samedi matin (à 05hTU) la longitude du cap Leeuwin, le deuxième des trois caps sur la route du tour du monde. A ce passage symbolique, Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz concèdent 13h30 de retard sur Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam, installés en tête de flotte de la Barcelona World Race depuis plus de trois semaines déjà. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Patience required By Barcelona World Race, , 2:39 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - GMT
In the Barcelona World Race, as they sail the long dive south east which will take them down to around 51 degrees South, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are opening distance again on second placed Neutrogena. Since 0300hrs this morning the Swiss-French pair had regained a further 30 miles to their lead ahead of Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz ... [more]

Bruny Island Race - two boats finished By Peter Campbell, , 2:02 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Only two yachts have so far finished the iconic Bruny Island Yacht Race in southern Tasmania, with race favourite Alive taking line honours just after midnight and Cougar II crossing line off Hobart’s Battery Point abut two hours later. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series Singapore: Advantage Red Bull after Day 3 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 12:51 AM Sunday 08 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The penultimate day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Singapore saw yet more change at the top of the leaderboard with the day going to the Austrians on Red Bull Sailing Team, who lay down the marker to put them in pole position ahead of the final day of racing tomorrow. The three front-runners, including SAP Extreme Sailing Team and The Wave, Muscat, traded places throughout the day ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Wind In Port Race - Sanya - Delayed Video By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:21 PM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Catch the replay coverage of the In Port race in Sanya, presented by Team Vestas Wind. The race got under way on Saturday February 7 and will be followed by the Leg 4 start the following day. Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson, features on the on the water commentary team. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng score another first for China By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:02 PM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Charles Caudrelier, French skipper of Dongfeng Race Team, is surely the most popular man in the city of Sanya after following up his Leg 3 victory here with victory in today's Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race too. It was the first time that a Chinese-backed team has ever won an In-Port Race, and marks a little more history made following the red boat's Leg 3 win nearly a fortnight ago. ... [more]

NSW Etchells: Can congestion. Go for separation! By John Curnow, , 9:45 PM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Friday was all about the congestion in and also amongst the fleet racing in the 2015 Etchells NSW State Championship. The arrival today of sunshine and a decent Nor’easter saw congestion almost give way to a little separation amongst them. What it also brought out was all manner of pleasure and tourism craft, and that absolutely made sure that the congestion was now part of Sydney Harbour ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel fourth in exciting in-port race By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 6:22 PM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel has come fourth in the Sanya in-port race. With 12 points, skipper Bouwe Bekking's team now holds second place in the general in-port series. ... [more]

Feva SW Winter training at Bristol Corinthian YC By Sally Campbell, , 11:44 AM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
28 keen young sailors turned up at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club in sub-zero temperatures, aware of the forecast for strong northerly winds blowing in from the Arctic. Conditions were eerily calm as the boats launched, but virtually as soon as they had they left the shore the promised wind came in over the Mendips in style. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Will Oxley - Part 2 - Dongfeng and post Vestas Wind By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:41 AM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The stopover in Sanya at the end of Leg 3 was a chance for Team Alvimedica navigator, Will Oxley to reflect on the leg just sailed, and the Volvo Ocean Race so far, which was covered in Part 1. In this second part he talks about some of the issues that navigators face, what has changed for the navigators since the Team Vestas Wind incident, and why Dongfeng is the leading the race so far. ... [more]

Offshore preparedness the focus of operation ‘Blue Water’ By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 11:07 AM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Roads and Maritime Services Boating Safety Officers will be out in force on NSW waterways from today as part of Operation Blue Water with zero tolerance to boaters not carrying the correct safety equipment or following lifejacket laws. ... [more]

Caribbean Safety and Security Net 2014 year end report By Safety and Securitynet, , 10:28 AM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The new CSSN Hotspot feature shows the 2014 incidents at a glance. ... [more]

Sail the Gulf Regatta Day 4 By Icarus Sailing, , 9:40 AM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
On the penultimate day of Sail the Gulf Regatta a super day of breeze was forecast for both race courses, so sailors were anticipating a full day of racing action in stunning conditions. ... [more]

Milson Memorial Cup - JustaDash’s double By Peter Campbell, , 8:53 AM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
For the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic Milson Memorial Cup Cruising Yacht Club of Australia entrant JustaDash, Philip Dash’s well raced Beneteau 40, took out the IRC and PHS double in winning today’s short ocean race. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Stacey Jackson shares her stories ahead of Leg 4 By Tracey Johnstone, Middle Habour Yacht Club , 8:39 AM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Australia’s Stacey Jackson is more than ready to get back into the Volvo Ocean Race aboard Team SCA after enjoying a short lay-over in Sanya, China, at the end of Leg 3. ... [more]

Phil Briggs (The Ancient Mariner) turning 100 By Anne Mussett, Capalaba Queensland , 8:24 AM Saturday 07 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Longtime Member and Life Member of Cleveland Yacht Club 'Phil Briggs' will turn 100 on 23rd February, 2015. ... [more]

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