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ABSA Nationals: Zippier completes hat-trick to take title By Darren Spence, Sydne, Australia , 9:45 PM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Australian Sports Boat Association 2015 National Titles were wrapped up at the CYCA on Sydney Harbour yesterday with local boat Zippier (Andrew Waugh) winning the last three races of the series to secure their second ASBA National Title in three years and winners of the coveted Gill Winners Jacket. ... [more]

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Video from Day 2 By Sail-World, , 8:09 PM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Beau Outteridge, videographer for the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds being held in Sorrento, Melbourne, presents the review of Day 2 in the big breeze. There are plenty of fast rides as the Moths hit close to 30kts in the 22kt breeze - along with some high speed face-plants as the automatic foiling adjustment systems can't cope in the extreme conditions. ... [more]

Quantum J 70 Winter Series 2 – Day 1 images by Chris Howell By Chris Howell, , 6:54 PM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014-2015 Quantum J 70 Winter Series 2 - Davis Island Yacht Club, Tampa, FL, USA, January 10 - 11, 2015 – Day one images by Chris Howell. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - South with no pause? By Barcelona World Race Media, , 6:16 PM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - The no go area of light winds which effectively blocks the more direct route to the SE and the Cape of Good Hope, will require the leaders to stay west and work quite far south to find the first departure of the low pressure train. The race has remained tighter at the front than most had expected pre-start. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Électrons libres By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:37 PM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - L’équateur en passe d’être franchi dans un temps référence - Le poker de Renault Captur - L’anticyclone de Saint-Hélène très étendu. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - El congost de l'equador By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:24 PM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 líders de la flota estan a les calmes equatorials, però tenen encara vent lleuger de l'est al llarg de tota la zona de convergència intertropical. Així, no es preveu una aturada de la flota, encara que els ruixats i tempestes causaran alguns pous de vent que podrien frenar el seu avanç. ... [more]

Hidden battles on Reefs - How will corals fare in a changing ocean? By Tom DeCarlo, , 4:20 PM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Corals strive to stay just under the surface of the ocean. Coral reefs need to get it just right—submerged in the sea, but shallow enough for the corals’ symbiotic photosynthetic algae to soak up sunlight. Too deep and the ecosystem wastes away without solar energy to make food. Too shallow and corals dry out at low tide. This delicate balance is achieved by a constant tug-of-war. ... [more]

Coral reefs threatened by a combination of changing ocean conditions By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 3:53 PM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The lowering of the ocean’s pH is making it harder for corals to grow their skeletons and easier for bioeroding organisms to tear them down. Erosion rates increase tenfold in areas where corals are also exposed to high levels of nutrients, according to a study published January 2015 in the journal Geology. ... [more]

Star Midwinter Championship – Day 3 update from Paul Cayard By Paul Cayard, , 12:25 PM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Star Midwinter Championship 2014-15 - Three races were sailed today on Biscayne Bay for the Star fleet. The wind was great: 15-18 from the northeast. Augur Diaz had a great day winning two of the races and Lars Grael continued to do well edging us for the win in race one. We were in the hunt in all three races with better speed than yesterday in the breeze. ... [more]

International 14 Worlds: Race 3 images by Christophe Favreau By Christophe Favreau, , 11:46 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
International 14 World Championship Geelong, Australia – Race 3, Sunday, January 11, 2015 images by photographer Christophe Favreau. ... [more]

Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals: Knight Frank leads By John Little, Auckland , 10:41 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After three races of the Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals it is the Knight Frank skiff team (4pts) who leads Yamaha (6pts) and ASCC (9pts). Racing was completed with an outgoing tide in a variable South Westerly wind that ranged between 14-25knots. ... [more]

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling wins four races on Day 2 By Richard Gladwell,, , 10:34 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand's Peter Burling scored a superlative four wins on the second day of the McDougall + McConaghy Int Moth Worlds to take a narrow lead in the regatta. Second overall is long-time rival in the 49er Olympic skiff, Nathan Outteridge (AUS), who is just two points behind on the leaderboard after seven races, and the conclusion of the Qualifying Series. ... [more]

Panerai Transat Classique Day 4 - Pure cut and thrust! By Panerai Transat Classique, , 10:26 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - GMT
Panerai Transat Classique 2015 - It’s been an incredibly intense few hours, pure cut and thrust! Every refresh of the chart produces a new leader. For the last few updates it seemed as if Altair was well established at the head of the pack, both in real and corrected times. And then it all changed! ... [more]

International 14 Worlds 2015 - British hold onto lead after wild day By Tracey Johnstone - i14 World Championships Media, , 9:22 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The British have given notice that they intend taking out the podium places at this year’s I14 World Championships after delivering another commanding performance on Geelong’s Corio Bay. Britain’s Glen Truswell and Sam Pascoe took first place across the line. Ben McGrane and James Hughes were second and the heavier and strong-wind specialists Richard Bone and Chris Rodway were third. ... [more]

Paper Tiger Catamaran National Championships - Record broken By Travis Woods, Lauderdale TAS , 9:06 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Paper Tiger Catamaran National Championships - Victorian Bryan Anderson has broken his own record for National titles, to notch up an incredible eighth win in the 2015 Australian Paper Tiger Championships, which concluded in Lauderdale TAS on Friday. However, it was undoubtedly one of the hardest fought, and was only decided on the last windward beat, of the final race. ... [more]

McDougall+McConaghy 2015 Moth Worlds: Burling’s perfect day out By Sail-World, , 9:00 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
New Zealand’s Peter Burling reeled off four straight wins to take the lead on Day 2 of the McDougall+McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship on Port Phillip in Sorrento, Victoria, sounding the warning bell for the other 159 competitors. ... [more]

18ft Skiffs: NSW Championship, Race one By Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League, , 8:27 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
18ft Skiffs, NSW Championship 2015, Race one, Sydney Harbour - Following a three-week layoff over Christmas-New Year, the Australian 18 Footers League’s 18ft Skiff fleet returned to Sydney Harbour today to contest Race 1 of the NSW Championship. Conditions were far from perfect for the 15 teams with a variable south wind the order of the day. ... [more]

International 14 Worlds: Images from Teri Dodds By Teri Dodds, Geelong , 7:41 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The International 14 fleet were treated to some good breeze and the occasional sunshine today on Corio Bay. Team GBR showed the fleet the way around the track today taking the top four positions at day's end. Teri Dodds was on the water today and shares these images. ... [more]

S80 Keelboat Victorian Championship - Six win victory for Intrusion By Peter Campbell, , 7:21 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Sandringham Yacht Club member Luke Reinehr and his crew of Intrusion today showed their all-round sailing skills in the S80 one-design keelboat class, outsailing the fleet in fresh weather conditions on Melbourne’s Port Phillip to successfully defend their Victorian championship title ... [more]

2015 J24 Australian National Championships - Day 3 By Simon Grain, , 6:31 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 J24 Australian National Championships - More overcast grey skies today, suiting the Black Prince of Sandringham perfectly with three bullets added to his score. With the first drop coming into effect today, his score of 11 is half that of Brendan Lee (SYC) on 23 points. Doug Watson, Adelaide’s leading skipper is third with Simon Grain (SYC) now forth after an ordinary day. ... [more]

Bursary boost for South East sailing talent By RYA, , 6:02 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
No fewer than 19 young sailors and coaches across the South East have been boosted in their quest to ultimately join Britain’s sailing elite thanks to a grant award from the RYA in the South East. ... [more]

Marine Rescue NSW - Funding boost for tower announced By Hamish Broome, , 3:47 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - GMT
A new Ballina Marine Rescue tower is guaranteed $550,000 from the NSW Government, Ballina MP Don Page announced yesterday. ... [more]

Canadian Sonar Team - Sailor of the Month By Sail Canada, , 2:55 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - GMT
A flurry of sailing activity took place in Aussie land last month beginning with World Cup action in Melbourne. Olympic hopeful Isabella Bertold bounced back nicely at the Sailing World Cup Melbourne following an injury-plagued season. ... [more]

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Sunday respite By Barcelona World Race, , 2:03 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - With Cheminées Poujoulat now closing ever closer to their wake Hugo Boss have regained the lead of the Barcelona World Race as the leaders head for their Doldrums experience, the Equator tomorrow and consider medium term options in the south Atlantic. ... [more]

2015 Intl 14 World Champs - Good shake-out expected for race three By Tracey Johnstone, , 1:37 AM Sunday 11 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - The forecast for today’s Race three in the 2015 International 14 World Championships, being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club, could see changes at the top of the leader board. ... [more]

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