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Phuket King’s Cup 2014, day 1 – a softly softly start By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Phuket, Thailand , 7:06 PM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Hot and brassy out on the water for a 10.00 start, and the various cruiser fleets (Bareboat A, B and Open, Cruisers, Classics, Modern Classics and so on) started in gentle zephyrs (or very soft breeze, if you prefer) from the unusual angle of 350 deg give or take a puff or two. For those of us accustomed to watching a King’s Cup fleet take of at 070 or thereabouts it was quite disconcerting. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Full rescue video and audio from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/, , 6:26 PM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Compilation of the raw video footage from Team Alvimedica as they acted as a rescue relay vessel after Team Vestas Wind hit a reef in the Cargados Carajos Shoals, Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean and decided to abandon their yacht before being picked up by a nearby Coastguard crew. ... [more]

Eleonora 2 leads the advent of the ARC+ fleet into Saint Lucia By World Cruising Club, , 4:34 PM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - GMT
Sailing within the ARC+ fleet, Alubat Cignale 18 Eleonora 2 crossed the ARC+ finish line at 07:38:46 local time after a fast 2100NM passage from Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands. The international crew on board were in great spirits having enjoyed their 12 days at sea and are now looking forward to experiencing the delights of the Caribbean. ... [more]

Parker becomes official supplier of Oracle Team USA for AC + Video By Oracle Team USA, , 4:15 PM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies will work with Oracle Team USA, the defending champion of the America’s Cup, to design and implement hydraulic control systems on its America’s Cup racing yachts. As official hydraulic systems hardware supplier, Parker will customize proven aerospace and industrial technologies to a marine environment. ... [more]

Star Sailors League Finals 2014 - Tension builds + interviews By Alex D'Agosta, , 3:12 PM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Star Sailors League Finals 2014: Tension is building for a regatta that will go down in the history not only of the class, but also the Bahamas and sailing itself. Aided and abetted by a good fresh wind which looks like it will be with us for another couple of days, and the arrival in dribs and drabs of the champions sure to make this a truly unique and memorable event once again. ... [more]

Scientist explores mysterious food-borne illness: ciguatera By Katie Pitz, , 1:21 PM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - GMT
Every year, thousands of people suffer from CFP, a poisoning syndrome caused by eating toxic reef fish. CFP symptoms are both gastrointestinal and neurological, bringing on bouts of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, muscle aches, and in some cases, the reversal of hot and cold sensations. Some neurological symptoms can persist for days to months to years after exposure. ... [more]

Bum breathing icon’s future in doubt By James Cook University, , 12:18 PM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - GMT
The white-throated snapping turtle (Elseya albagula) is notable for a number of reasons including its large size (five kilogram +) and ability to extract oxygen from the water via cloacal respiration ('bum breathing'). JCU’s Jason Schaffer has been studying turtles in Queensland rivers for the last eight years. His focus lately has been on the White-throated turtle. ... [more]

Phuket King's Cup Regatta images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi, , 11:24 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is Asia's biggest and most popular regatta. Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, the event has been held every year during the first week of December. ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race - Fleet battle through first night By Louay Habib, , 11:18 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
RORC Transatlantic Race 2014: After a competitive start the fleet have been battling through the first night to negotiate the fastest passage through the Canary Islands and into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The entire fleet chose the northerly route through the channel between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and once again north of Tenerife. ... [more]

Sailing World Cup Final - A good result for Groupama By Groupama Sailing Team, , 8:37 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi: We knew it already some months ago but the results of the Sailing World Cup finale confirm it: the French are at the very top of their game in the Nacra 17 series. Billy Besson and Marie Riou have bolstered their world number one ranking. ... [more]

SA Cherub State Championship - Round One By Michael Tozer, Victor Harbor , 8:37 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
At the Daronmont Technologies Cherub State Championship Cunning Linguist and Boobs R Us showed the way in light conditions on Saturday to walk away leaders after round one. ... [more]

Sailing World Cup d'Abu Dhabi: Un bon bilan! By Groupama Sailing Team, , 8:20 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - GMT
Sailing World Cup d'Abu Dhabi: Un bon bilan! ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Medal Races videos By ISAF, , 7:53 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Racing at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has wrapped up with praise in abundance for the venue. Abu Dhabi has spoilt the 270 competitors from 38 nations over four days of racing. Medal Races across the ten Olympic events and Open kiteboarding brought proceedings to a close in an exciting finale in the Emirati capital. ... [more]

New Instructional Sailing Apps for Android now available By Linda Cullum, Dennis , 7:11 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - GMT
Little Pines Multimedia has released a new series of instructional apps for Android available at their website, Google Play and Amazon. ... [more]

Optimist Training Camp, Eastern Beach, Register Now! By David Stanton, Auckland , 7:01 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
There is a lot coming up next year on the Optimist sailing front, and to help prepare, what better way than to attend this high performance camp. Improve your Optimist sailing skills, meet new friends, and have a load of fun. Every year, the New Zealand Optimist Dinghy Association organises a live-in camp for Open fleet sailors. ... [more]

Victories down to seconds on 1th day’s racing at PKCR 2014 By Media Center, Phuket , 7:00 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
Asia’s legendary yacht race under Royal Patronage, PKCR, set sail on the opening day with a grand fleet of 93 keelboats and catamarans from 16 countries, vying in close- competition for the honor of winning His Majesty the King of Thailand own Regatta. Wind conditions were light, with the annual yachting spectacle made even more stunning in Kata’s gloriously sunny weather. ... [more]

Foiling moths set to fly at 2014 Sir Peter Blake regatta By Mark Orams, Auckland , 6:52 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The southern hemisphere’s largest small boat sailing regatta, proudly supported by Volvo Cars New Zealand is set for its 13th edition at the Torbay Sailing Club. Over 400 yachts are expected to compete in the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta on the weekend of 6/7 December. ... [more]

Global Marina Institute appoints new director By Superior Jetties, , 5:49 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Global Marina Institute (GMI) is pleased to announce that John Hogan CMP has been appointed to the GMI Board. John is the CEO of Superior Jetties and a Director of the Marina Industries Association (MIA). ... [more]

Superior puts its stamp on the Seychelles By Superior Jetties, , 5:26 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - GMT
Fregate Island Private is an idyllic community with 16 grand residences, and home to beaches that frequently make the 'Most Beautiful Beach in the World' List. ... [more]

Sail Sydney at Woollahra Sailing Club preview By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:42 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
For the 2014 Sail Sydney regatta Woollahra Sailing Club is ready to host more than 320 entries and 400 competitors split across two sessions, Tuesday December 2 to Thursday 4 for Olympic classes and Friday through to Sunday December 7 for invited and youth classes. ... [more]

RS Aero 2015 calendar announced By Peter Barton, , 4:15 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Since the first production boats were delivered in July, the RS Aero Class has quickly gathered momentum and a full schedule through 2015 is planned. ... [more]

GPS equipped EPIRB and emergency torch bonus pack from GME By Christina Stagg, , 3:29 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - GMT
Market leading Emergency Beacon manufacturer GME has released the MT600G in a special promotional Bonus Pack, just in time for Christmas. Coupled with the MT600G GPS equipped EPIRB is the versatile ET80 waterproof, twist-to-charge torch. ... [more]

Three rescued from capsized boat in late night emergency By Ken McManus, , 3:01 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A late night emergency operation has saved three people left clinging to the hull of their boat after it overturned north-west of Cook Island off the Far North Coast of NSW. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson interview - 'She's extensively damaged' By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:29 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Full interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson, the day after the Volvo Ocean Racer struck a reef: 'And then towards daylight, the bulb broke off and the boat leaned over heavily. While that was happening we probably lost the back of the boat, it was gone, missing, and the deck started to fold and the boat was heeling over more so I made the decision that we were getting off. ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race - Horrendous weather conditions delay start By Trish Jenkins, , 1:49 AM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - After two delays to the start due to horrendous weather conditions, the RORC Transatlantic Race in association with the International Maxi Association started from Puerto Calero Marina at 1000 UTC, Sunday 30th November. ... [more]

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