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Ian Williams makes history after claiming record 5th WMRT title By GAC Pindar, , 4:29 AM Saturday 14 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
14 February 2015 - Ian Williams has today secured his place in the history books, becoming the first skipper ever to win the World Match Racing Tour title five times. Williams, who had previously won the title in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012, overtakes veteran Australian sailor Peter Gilmour who also had four titles. ... [more]

Marblehead to Halifax the 'Grand-daddy' of Ocean Races By Kathy Large, , 4:21 AM Saturday 14 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The co-chair of the 2015 edition of the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race, David Stanfield likes to call this ocean race 'the Grand-daddy of them all'. Stanfield is referring to the fact that MHOR goes all the way back to 1905, a year before the Newport Bermuda Race started and several decades before races like the Fastnet or Sydney-Hobart were conceived. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - No rest for Dongfeng’s determined Chinese sailors By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:46 AM Saturday 14 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The foundations for sailing in China continues to grow as Dongfeng Race Team’s Chinese sailors prepare to take part in the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour. The six leg race from Muscat, Oman to Bahrain, was created and is managed by Oman Sail – another ground-breaking project that OC Sport helped set up back in 2008/9 – helping to develop sailing in the Sultanate of Oman. ... [more]

The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - What's on from the RYA By Susie NationGrainger, , 3:26 AM Saturday 14 Feb 2015 - GMT
Alongside the hundreds of exhibitors, boats and gear at this year’s RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, the RYA will be sharing a wealth of knowledge and showcasing a whole range of activities and events. ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch the First Race here - Live and in Replay! By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:10 AM Saturday 14 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Follow the First Race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 4.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ... [more]

Farr 280 class expansion kicks off in 2015 By Joe Hall, , 2:58 AM Saturday 14 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The first full season for the Farr 280 class is off to a flying start, with victories won and competitive racing planned under a range of handicap systems. ... [more]

Eight Bells - BoatUS Founder Richard Schwartz passes By D. Scott Croft, , 2:37 AM Saturday 14 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Chairman and Founder Richard Schwartz, who created and grew the association to become the predominant advocacy and boater services organization for the nation’s recreational boat owners, passed away Wednesday after a short illness. He was 85. ... [more]

Hong Kong Race Week (incorporating the ASAF Youth Sailing Cup) By RHKYC Media, Hong Kong , 2:35 AM Saturday 14 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Practice Race for Hong Kong Race Week took place this afternoon (Friday) with around 80 boats signed on and racing taking place on three of the four courses. Charlie Manzoni, Principal Race Officer said 'today’s practice race was a shakedown which was exactly what we needed. The conditions varied; we had about 10-12kts on the 29er course with two boats and 7-9kts on the Optimist course ... [more]

Sailor of the Month - January By Sail Canada, , 2:20 AM Saturday 14 Feb 2015 - GMT
From our local clubs, to recreational sailing programs all the way to our inspiring high performance athletes, sport is vital to the cultural fabric of our nation. 2015 is the Year of Sport in Canada and we kick it off with recognition of the successes in our sport for the month of January. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Ice monitoring accuracy improving By Barcelona World Race, , 2:00 AM Saturday 14 Feb 2015 - GMT
The Barcelona World Race and the competing skippers are playing an important role in one aspect of the monitoring of climate change. Ice is now seen more frequently and more accurately when it breaks away from the Antarctic ice cap and as it drifts into the areas which have been the traditional southern oceans routes for round the world races. ... [more]

WMRT Monsoon Cup - Williams boosts his chances, Canfield is in trouble By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:33 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
WMRT Monsoon Cup 2015 - Ian Williams (GBR) has one hand on the ISAF World Championship trophy tonight after moving to match point in the Semi-Final against Eric Monnin (SUI). What should have the GAC Pindar skipper sleeping even more soundly tonight is that his arch-rival for the world title, Taylor Canfield (ISV), is 2-0 down in his battle with Mathieu Richard (FRA). ... [more]

Hong Kong race week 2015 - HKSF organizes the ASAF Youth Sailing Cup By RHKYC Media, , 3:43 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Practice Race for Hong Kong Race Week 2015 took place this afternoon with around 80 boats signed on and racing taking place on three of the four courses. Charlie Manzoni, Principle Race Officer said 'today’s practice race was a shakedown which was exactly what we needed. ... [more]

Hong Kong race week 2015 - HKSF organizes the ASAF Youth Sailing Cup By RHKYC Media, , 3:43 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Practice Race for Hong Kong Race Week 2015 took place this afternoon with around 80 boats signed on and racing taking place on three of the four courses. Charlie Manzoni, Principle Race Officer said 'today’s practice race was a shakedown which was exactly what we needed. ... [more]

50th Newport Bermuda Race - Rousmaniere looks back at 46th Thrash 2008 By John Rousmaniere, , 2:41 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
50th Newport Bermuda Race - When I wrote my history of the race, A Berth to Bermuda, in 2006, one theme wove its way through the narrative: Anyone who wishes to win the oldest of all ocean races must be prepared to be bold in choosing strategy and tactics. Jim McCurdy designed Carinas and sailed with the Nyes, as did his daughters, Hope and Sheila. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 13 - Surge is the word in Europe By Collinson FX, , 1:43 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Feb 13, 2015: European markets surged overnight with the news of a ceasefire agreement in the Ukraine and a Greek debt compromise in the wind. The tiny economy of Greece is having a disproportionate impact on European and Global markets, a surprising existential threat to the EUR ... [more]

Robert Davis - Road to Rio - Speakers Series & TGIF - Feb 27 at KYC By John Curtis, Wind Athletes canada , 1:35 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - GMT
Hope you can join us for the Robert Davis TGIF - Road to Rio. Feb 27, 5pm at Kingston Yacht Club - see flyer below for details. Robert is one of Canada's very best prospects for the 2016 Olympic Games and a proud member of KYC. Ranked #1 in Canada in the Laser Class. Robert has the right stuff to be one of the best in the World but he needs our help. ... [more]

Banjos Shoreline Crown Series - Cougar II outperforms all 73 fleets By Peter Campbell, , 1:15 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Banjos Shoreline Crown Series - Tony Lyall’s TP52 needed just 34 minutes and 43 seconds to sail the course in tonight’s opening twilight race on Hobarts’ River Derwent, winning the Racing Group IRC category on corrected time in a grand display of power sailing. ... [more]

Research finds alarming levels of plastics wastes in Oceans By Shalini Saxena - Science, 2015., , 12:53 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
About five percent of our land-based mess (12.7 million metric tons of plastic) estimated to wind up in the water. Since their invention roughly 75 years ago, plastics have become increasingly prevalent in the consumer marketplace. Today, we use and dispose of plastics on a daily basis, in products like bottled water and grocery bags. Plastics now represent a significant portion of the solid waste ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Looking for the end of the rainbow By Sail-World.com, , 12:34 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - Leg 4 Sanya to Auckland. Hoping for pots of gold at the end of the rainbow… the whole fleet is heading for an imaginary place that is constantly moving. Auckland is their physical destination, but there are lots of imaginary points to race your fellow competitors to between now and there, and they probably have a different point, too. ... [more]

Nespresso Youth Int Match Racing: Brassell retains lead, top eight set By RNZYS Media, , 12:27 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
George Brasell retains his lead and the top eight have been decided on day two of the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Championships. Brasell and his crew held onto their lead by adding four wins and only 1 loss for the day, to Will Dargaville, to finish the Round Robin clear ahead on 12 points overall. ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Championship - Christophe Favreau shoots Practice race By Christophe Favreau, , 12:01 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AF GMT
2015 JJ Giltinan (18 foot skiffs) - Invitation race pictures by Christophe Favreau ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Championship - Christophe Favreau shoots Practice race By Christophe Favreau, , 12:01 PM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AF GMT
2015 JJ Giltinan (18 foot skiffs) - Invitation race pictures by Christophe Favreau ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy - Christophe Favreau's view of the Invitation Race By Christophe Favreau, , 11:55 AM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Top photographer Christophe Favreau of www.christophefavreau.com was on Sydney harbour for the Invitation Race of the 2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy, and provided this gallery of images from the day. To view these image sin full screen, click on any image and a slide show will start. Press ESC to exit ... [more]

JJ Giltinan Trophy - Gotta Love It 7 gives sailing lesson By Frank Quealey, , 11:01 AM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship got under way today when the 24-boat fleet lined up on Sydney Harbour for the traditional Invitation Race to welcome the visiting competitors. The defending champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage, revelled in the light ESE breeze, around 8 knots, to lead throughout the race and win by 1m7s ... [more]

Surf to City 2015 - So what now the dust has settled? By Peter Hackett, Brisbane , 10:54 AM Friday 13 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Surf to City 2015 - Well the dust has settled on the biggest edition of this race for many years. We are still not sure why, but in spite of really crappy rain and wind conditions for the delivery sail to the gold coast, the real sailors ignored Friday’s foot of rain falling out of the heavens and got sorted for a pleasant southerly with a few bullets on ocean course to stretch the kites in race. ... [more]

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