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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend By Clipper Round the World, , 10:53 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ... [more]

Kamila Czartolomna presented with brand new powerboat By RYA, , 10:49 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
It was a very happy birthday for Perton driving ace Kamila Czartolomna as she was presented with the brand new powerboat for South Staffordshire Sailing Club that she won by claiming the national Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship title on Sunday (23 November). ... [more]

HRH The Princess Royal recognises dedicated volunteers + Video By RYA, , 10:44 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Dedicated volunteers from across the UK had their endeavours recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the annual RYA Volunteer Awards in London last week (Friday 21 November). ... [more]

Monsoon Cup Terengganu – Victory for Maximilian Soh By Monsoon Cup Terengganu, , 10:41 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Maximilian Soh (SIN) the Team Red Dot skipper came from behind in the latter half of the Monsoon Cup Terengganu, first by beating favourites Sam Gilmour (AUS), and then pushing another Australian Matthew Jerwood to five races before triumphing in the semi-final. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Inspiring the next generation in the UAE By ISAF, , 10:36 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
With Olympic heroes and World Champions in their numbers at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, local children are being inspired to take up the sport. By utilising the star names on show at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, hosts of the regatta, are using the event to promote the sport in the Emirati capital. ... [more]

Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup – Albeau completes world title hat-trick By Chris Yates, , 10:29 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
The last day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup saw a grandstand finale to the 2014 PWA World Tour as the morning showers finally cleared to allow the wind to fill in and the respective titles to be decided. With the racing beginning later than scheduled the title race came down to one final race, which would ultimately decide the title. ... [more]

Sometimes the waiting is just as good as the journey By Sam Llewellyn, , 10:16 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
We set out for the summer cruise from a harbour in northwest Scotland. There were three boats out of the normal four. The fourth was somewhere to the south of us, and had promised to catch up if we waited for a night in the anchorage behind the island at the end of Loch Hourn. ... [more]

Tips on boating with dogs By BoatUS, , 10:13 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
Some dogs were born for the water, others less so. The key to boating with dogs, says Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), is taking it slow and making safety number one. ... [more]

Four Tips - How to safely truck your boat over the road By BoatUS, , 10:02 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
A North American tale but the same applies world-wide. Steffen Schmidt wanted to move his sailboat from Seattle to Rhode Island. Schmidt was not unfamiliar with hiring boat transportation services, and had done it once before with no issues. But this time was different: the boat was delivered in Wickford, Rhode Island with its mast gashed and mangled; the prop and cutlass bearing damaged. Then pro ... [more]

Atlantic Odyssey – Emergency Medi-Vac from Cocojet III By Cornell Sailing, , 9:59 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Atlantic Odyssey skipper Nicolas Hauzy had to be evacuated from his yacht on Saturday evening after he broke his ankle in rough seas. Nicholas was attempting to fix a fault in the hydraulic steering when the accident happened around 1200 GMT on Saturday 22 November. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica pushing harder By Amory Ross, , 9:56 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Sometime during last night’s moonless gloom in the Volvo Ocean Race, the masthead lights of Dongfeng and Mapfre appeared to the west, maybe right where they would have been if we had jibed with the fleet the previous day. To say that was a relief is an understatement-that we are back in touch, back in the fray near the front, it keeps everyone motivated and pushing a little bit harder. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Relaxed atmosphere on Team Brunel By Stefan Coppers, , 9:53 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team Brunel’s OBR Stefan Coppers reports on leg 2 progress. The Indian Ocean has calmed down. Endless high waves have given place to a smooth sea. There’s a relaxed atmosphere on the deck of Team Brunel. Four miles away, the men can see the foresails of MAPFRE and Dongfeng Race Team, who yesterday tried in vain to secure the lead position. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Ridge on the menu for Dongfeng By Yann Riou, , 9:50 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Dongfeng Race Team OBR Yann Riou reports on the crew’s progress. 'At the moment, they’re going faster than what the routing say, and we’re slower than our routing.' (Charles about ADOR). 'I know what he did that and why, but he’s taking some risks. Today will tell us more. If he keeps going faster than us in the ridge, he’ll win it all!' ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 9:46 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
Olympic medal-winning skipper Ian Walker, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad – recently took time out of his hectic schedule while he was in Cape Town, as the team prepared for Leg 2 of the race to catch-up with students at The British School Al Khubairat via a video call. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan By Corinna Halloran, , 9:44 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Corinna Halloran reports on day five of leg 2 for Team SCA. Team SCA has a super fan. She’s seven and, at home, she has posters of Team SCA on her wall. As a member of the team, and as a woman in 2014, this is extremely cool. ... [more]

Gary Smith inducted into Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame By Peter Campbell, , 9:35 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Former World champion Fireball sailor and Olympic Flying Dutchman skipper Gary Smith, a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, has been inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame. ... [more]

2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix By Yamaha Outboard, , 9:29 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
Yamaha's 2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix has been run and won. The Yamaha technician GP is a training and skills contest where the best technicians from all over Australia and New Zealand come to compete. Competitors are put through a series of challenges to test their knowledge and skill in a simulated workshop environment. ... [more]

2014 Lipton Regatta Wrap By RYCV, , 9:23 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Another Lipton Cup Regatta has been run and won and many complimentary reports regarding the regatta have been received. Please feel free to contact me with your constructive comments or criticisms with reference to the Lipton organisation. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Andrea Mura, Vento di Sardegna gets Rhum Class second By Route du Rhum, , 9:13 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
Italian solo skipper Andrea Mura crossed the finish line of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, the solo Transatlantic race from Saint-Malo to Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe at 15:19:36hrsTU this Saturday 22nd November, sailing to second place in the Rhum Class. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published By ISAF, , 8:59 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Sailing Instructions for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final that will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November have been published. All ten Olympic events and an Open Kiteboarding event will be contested in the Emirati capital off of the stunning Corniche. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action By ISAF, , 8:54 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
Italy's Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich have been one of the leading teams in the Women's Skiff, the 49erFX, and head to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ready for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ... [more]

Beneteau Cup Sydney - Beneteaus sizzle on Sydney Harbour By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:48 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Sydneysiders cooked under a spring blowtorch that took the temperature in the CBD past 30 degrees at 9am last Friday morning, November 21, 2014. Out on the harbour the real sizzle came from the class rivalry in the 23rd annual Beneteau Cup Sydney. ... [more]

St Barth Cata Cup day 3 By Dominique Ladouceur, , 8:43 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
Day three’s race was a lot more difficult than yesterday’s at the St-Barth Cata Cup due to b winds. After pushing back the morning race to 2p.m. due to 30 knots winds at the tip of Colombier, the race committee decided to stick to only one race in the afternoon. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place By Andy Rice, , 8:36 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
Team Alivimedica skipper Charlie Enright and navigator Will Oxley sat with Andy Rice to assess Leg 2 before the start in Cape Town. Here is the second part of the Leg Two analysis. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:04 PM Monday 24 Nov 2014 - GMT
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 24th November 0700 UTC. It's been a fairly quiet night out there - and the biggest change is that the boats are beginning to close up, and become more compact. ADOR, who gybed north first, around six hours before the rest of the fleet on Saturday night, have moved south a little, whereas the rest of the boats have remained in the same line. ... [more]

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