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Going for Gold at the 2015 Open Australian Laser Championships By Rick Steuart, Mandurah , 8:10 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The sea breeze came booming in and RO Ross Wilson was taking full advantage of it. With the luxury of all six races under his belt he indicated that the next four would be even better in the lead up to the final day. The breeze on both days started in the south and worked around to the south west with the first day finishing with 20 knots and the Saturday with better than 20 knots ... [more]

Bob Levin Memorial Trophy - Day 1 By Paul Cayard, , 7:17 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Yesterday morning in Ross, California there was ice on the lawn. At midnight I walked onto the back deck of Bob Norton’s Hatteras 46 at the Coral Reef Yacht Club in 80 degrees and humidity. That’s why people go to Florida in the winter! ... [more]

Tornado Sailing Worlds - Top scores and fatal crash By Roland Gaebler, , 6:46 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
At the Tornado Sailing World Championships on the Swan River in Perth our single placements speak for themselves: 3-12-1-2-4-10-2-4.9-1-2. ... [more]

Lambert Lai passed away on December 30, 2014 By Jack DePeters and David Stoller, , 5:44 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Lambert began his love for sailing and the sea in his native Hawaii as a young man. He arrived in upstate New York after his service to our country as an Army Medic in Vietnam. He finished his schooling and became a Physician’s Assistant. ... [more]

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race - Seven yachts are now docked By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:18 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - Seven yachts are now docked at Coffs Harbour marina or heading back to Sydney and the last travelling north to put one of the slower races in 34 years to bed, Mark Gorbatov’s Out of Sight, is making good gains and is due in before midnight tonight, Sunday January 4, 2015. ... [more]

Line honours to Beau Geste in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:49 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - Guided by a full moon and making the most of the warm NE breeze the international crew of 17 on Karl Kwok’s 80-foot maxi Beau Geste took line honours tonight in the protracted Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - El camp de mines de Gibraltar By Barcelona World Race, , 4:21 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - GMT
Els sis primers classificats de la Barcelona World Race ja naveguen en aigües atlàntiques després de creuar l'estret de Gibraltar entre la tarda del divendres i el migdia del dissabte. Després de l'Hugo Boss d'Alex Thomson i Pepe Ribes, que va establir un nou rècord del Mediterrani de la volta al món a dos, el Chéminées Poujoulat, el Neutrogena, el GAES Centros Auditivos ... [more]

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Navigation au fil de l’air By Barcelona World Race, , 3:59 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Adieu la Grande Bleue. Les équipages de la Barcelona World Race n’auront pas traîné en Méditerranée pour cette édition 2014-2015, à l’exception notable de Nandor Fa et Conrad Colman piégés par les calmes à bord de Spirit of Hungary. Mais l’entrée dans l’Atlantique n’a visiblement rien eu d'un long fleuve tranquille. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - A record, but no easy way out for Hugo Boss By Barcelona World Race, , 3:34 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - GMT
A new record for the 538-mile opening passage from Barcelona to Gibraltar was set by Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes when they exited the Mediterranean on Hugo Boss on Thursday evening, leading the Barcelona World Race. But their passage into the Atlantic proved problematic when they then hit two unidentified objects and hooked a net around their keel in strong winds and muscular seas. ... [more]

Marine Rescue Kioloa and Ulladulla vessels investigate flare sighting By Ken McManus, , 1:52 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Units at Kioloa and Ulladulla have responded to a report of emergency flares sighted off Snapper Point at Kioloa. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet away to a foggy start for Leg 3 By Sail-World, , 1:37 AM Sunday 04 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) led the six boat fleet Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of their home city of Abu Dhabi at the start of Leg 3 in a blanket of fog. Light winds are forecast for the first few days of a stage which is expected to take about three weeks before the six boats arrive in Sanya, China. ... [more]

2014-15 Zhik Australian 9er Championships - Strong conditions By David Price, Jervoise Bay SC, WA , 1:37 PM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It was never going to be a soft regatta off the Western Australian coast here at Jervoise Bay Sailing Club, 10 minutes south of Fremantle, and Huey has not disappointed many of the best young skiff sailors in the world at the 2014-15 Zhik Australian 9er Championships. ... [more]

Tasar 2015 World Championships commence in Busselton, Australia By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 1:16 PM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Competitors for the 2015 Tasar World Championships were busy today preparing for tomorrow (Saturday third) afternoon’s Practice Race which will be sailed in an area close to the west side of Busselton Jetty, within good viewing distance for spectators on the jetty and foreshore. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel start on tough Leg 3 By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 12:42 PM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - GMT
Team Brunel started in the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 this afternoon. The 4670 miles (8648 km) long route takes the fleet from Abu Dhabi to the Chinese coastal resort of Sanya. This city can be found on the most southerly point of the tropical island of Hainan, in the South China Sea. ... [more]

Rumble in the Reach - About to begin By Viper Viper, Western Australia , 12:24 PM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 'Reach' or Blackwall Reach is a narrowing of the Swan River, a gorge if you like. The reach is 1.2 km long and .33 km wide. It is affectionately known as the 'Drainpipe' The prevailing southwesterly wind funnels down the reach. It is notoriously difficult to sail with currents and a swirling wind. ... [more]

The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Joint Navigation Winners for Leg 2 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 12:10 PM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
\The B&G Navigators Prize for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Prize is presented to the Navigator who has made the most effective use of meteorological, oceanographic and geographical information to gain distance on the majority of the fleet, as voted for by the Navigators themselves. ... [more]

Day One 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds - 'I’m a Bit Dizzy' By Jane Moffatt, , 11:24 AM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Day one conditions at the ISail Whitsunday B14 Worlds were not looking promising a weak north easterly threatened to completely fade. However Race Officer Peter Merritt found a magic spot on the water and squeezed in two races. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild plan revealed + Video By Richard Gladwell,, , 11:18 AM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
In a media conference just completed in Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson confirmed that the target for the team to re-join the Volvo Ocean Race is at the Lisbon Stopover in early June 2015. That means the team will miss the next four stopovers and will be sailing at the final four, being Lisbon, Lorient, the Hague and the finish in Gothenburg. Includes Video ... [more]

Australian 420 Nationals: Fremantle Doctor calls again on Day 5 By Angus Haslett, , 10:53 AM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Angus Haslett reports on Day 5 of the Australian 420 Nationals being staged in Fremantle, West Australia. Four New Zealand crews are competing. We woke to cool temperatures with a low sitting off the coast, the wind was a true southerly and for the first time no sun, some even contemplated a jersey! ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Bringing the dream home By Dongfeng Race Team, , 10:40 AM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Today at 1400 local time in Abu Dhabi (1000 GMT), Dongfeng will embark on Leg Three of the Volvo Ocean Race, a 4,670 nautical mile journey from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, China. ... [more]

55th Interdominion Championship - Sydney Sailmakers press their case By Di Pearson, , 9:29 AM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Following on from winning the NSW 12ft Skiff Championship in November, the in-form Nick Press/Andrew Stevenson pushed Sydney Sailmakers to a stunning start on Sydney Harbour in Race one of the 12ft Skiff Interdominion and galloped away to win by a huge margin. ... [more]

Prince Philip Cup - Dragons underway at Brighton By David Staley, , 6:45 AM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 2015 Prince Philip Cup Regatta, the International Dragon Class Australasian Championship, gets underway at Royal Brighton Yacht Club this Monday. The Championship will follow the 2015 Ted Albert Memorial Regatta, a one-day event that is being sailed tomorrow. ... [more]

OK Dinghy World Championship - Friendships, culture and intense racing By Robert Deaves, , 5:45 AM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
An OK Dinghy World Championship is always so much more that the pinnacle event in the class. It is also an annual gathering of old friends from across the world, almost a pilgrimage that keeps the class enthusiasts coming back year after year. ... [more]

2015 Panerai Transat Classique preview By Panerai Transat Classique, , 5:12 AM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - GMT
Only five days to the start of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015! The sailing yachts berthed in Marina Lanzarote are getting all the pre-race attention they need from their crews, the latter flying in steadily over the last few days. On this first official day of race, the crews were treated to a special basket of fruit and vegetables to discover the superb quality of the island’s agriculture ... [more]

Team Australia dismasted in Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:49 AM Saturday 03 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - In a sudden disappointing turn of events in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race, race leader and multihull record holder Team Australia’s 100-foot mast came down late this morning when the trimaran was 10 miles out to sea south of Port Macquarie. ... [more]

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