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Barcelona World Race: 30 days to start, 11 days to opening of quayside By Daniel Ferrando, , 7:43 AM Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: The double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops will set off from the Catalan capital on the 31st of December at 13:00 (GMT+1). Now into the month of December, the teams taking part in this third edition of the competition are working hard on their final preparations ahead of the regatta start. ... [more]

The Odyssey goes from strength to strength By Cornell Sailing, , 4:38 AM Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
2014 has truly been an Odyssey year, as our boats have criss-crossed the Atlantic on epic journeys, starting in January when the Atlantic Odyssey II yachts sailed from La Palma to Grenada, and followed by the summer adventure of the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts up in the High Arctic attempting the transit of the North West Passage. ... [more]

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Jury and public have made their choice By Bernard Schopfer, , 4:18 AM Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The international Jury and the public have made their choice! The top 20 pictures will be printed and exhibited during the World Yacht Racing Forum, in Barcelona. The winners will be celebrated on December 11. More than one million pages have been viewed on the event website! ... [more]

Andrea Mura and 'Vento Di Sardegna' at YCCS Virgin Gorda By YCCS, , 4:00 AM Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda was delighted to welcome award-winning sailor Andrea Mura at the YCCS Marina in the North Sound this weekend. ... [more]

The excitement increases – The new Fjord 48 Open enters production By Thorben Will, , 3:40 AM Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 - GMT
Fjord 48 Open, a name that stands for pure driving pleasure. Muscular, athletic, powerful and provocative. The Fjord 48 Open sends a clear message. A unique design with ample power on the water. With appealing design variations, you can lend these qualities an even bolder expression. With extravagant hull colors, for example, the finest of teak decks, spectacular sun bed materials ... [more]

Syd Fischer launches his ‘surfboard’ ahead of Rolex Sydney Hobart By Di Pearson RSHYR media, , 2:40 AM Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - As family, friends and well-wishers looked on Syd Fischer OBE launched what he has dubbed 'my giant surfboard', his newly hulled Ragamuffin 100, at Sydney City Marine in Rozelle, Sydney, today. ... [more]

BIAA state of industry survey By Nik Parker, , 2:13 AM Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Boating Industries Alliance Australia has launched its fourth annual State of Industry Survey, to gather and collate data on the health of the Australian boating industry. ... [more]

Simrad Yachting announces new partnership By Caitlyn Ridgley, , 1:57 AM Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 - GMT
Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fish finding systems, announced today its partnership with Maverick Boat Company. Maverick’s Cobia brand of center console, dual console and bay boats have long had a reputation for stunning performance and value. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Tom Burton and Mat Belcher/Will Ryan win gold By Cora Zillich, , 1:47 AM Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - Australian Sailing Team’s Laser and Men’s 470 World number one crews Tom Burton (NSW) and Mat Belcher (QLD) with Will Ryan (QLD) have become the first ISAF Sailing World Cup Champions by winning Gold in the Laser and Men’s 470 at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ... [more]

Mat Belcher the first to receive Queensland Sport Star of Year Award By Cora Zillich, , 1:35 AM Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Olympic Gold medallist and World Champion Mathew Belcher has been awarded the 2014 Courier-Mail/Channel 7 Queensland Sport Star of the Year at the Queensland Sport Awards in Brisbane last night. It is the first time a sailor has received this prestigious award in its 20-year history. ... [more]

Supermaxi Team Ragamuffin launched in Sydney By Richard Gladwell,, , 11:31 PM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The revamped supermaxi, Team Ragamuffin, has been launched in Sydney and has undergone her inclination test, as part of the Rating process. She is virtually a new boat, with the new hull joined to the Maximus deck. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at their Nowra facility. She will race in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart. ... [more]

Yachting NZ: Nine sailors selected for Aon Fast Track By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 9:14 PM Monday 01 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Nine sailors have been named to Yachting New Zealand’s new Aon Fast Track programme. The objective is to accelerate the most talented and dedicated 'up and coming' youth sailors to top international Olympic campaigners. The sailors were selected for Aon Fast Track based on several factors not the least of which is a string of exceptional international youth results. ... [more]

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]

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