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Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat to get back on winning track By Oman Sail, , 3:29 PM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - Leigh McMillan and his crew on The Wave, Muscat aim to get back on a winning track by kicking off the 2015 Series with a first ever win in Singapore while the new crew on Oman Air are raring to go, with realistic expectations from their debut. ... [more]

Clipper Cup revisited - Mickey Ink Port Douglas Race Week By Mick Gwilliams, , 3:13 PM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
An article about the 2014 passing of Australian sailing legend Lou Abrahams mentioned one of the many achievements of this remarkable man. The successful 1980 defence of the Pan Am Clipper Cup, the biennial team race series in Hawaii in the 1970's and 80's. As the regions premier sailing event this May the 2015 Mickey Ink Port Douglas Race Week will again give local and visiting sailors the c ... [more]

Round the Island Race - First entry news By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 3:12 PM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race organisers at the Island Sailing Club (ISC) opened entries on 9th January in tandem with publishing the Notice of Race in print and online. Entries are currently on target at 400 at the time of writing. This year's Race takes place on Saturday June 27th with a first start time scheduled for 0700. ... [more]

Sesquicentenary Cup - A resounding success! By Royal Perth Yacht Club, , 3:01 PM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Sesquicentenary Cup was held on Saturday the 31st of January to celebrate the Royal Perth Yacht Club’s 150th anniversary and it was a resounding success! ... [more]

The true story of Donald Crowhurst set for a major film adaptation By The Guardian, , 2:32 PM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
It’s a tale of ambition, adventure, madness and tragedy that seems tailor-made for the big screen: the true story of Donald Crowhurst, whose attempt to circumnavigate the world solo ended catastrophically. Now it’s set for a blue-chip film adaptation, from The Theory of Everything director James Marsh, with Colin Firth as Crowhurst. ... [more]

Humans drive 500 species of land animals extinct, now marine? By Bjorn Carey, , 1:21 PM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Human activity, in the past 500 years, has led to 500 species of land animals going extinct, a rate that has caused scientists to warn of a sixth mass extinction. ... [more]

Club Marine magazine subscribers can win Birthday Bonanza prizes By Liliana Engelhardt, , 1:03 PM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, Club Marine Magazine is launching its Birthday Bonanza promotion with one great destination package being won each edition of the magazine, beginning with a Fijian fishing experience for its February/March edition. ... [more]

2020 Paralympic Games - AST statement on removal of sailing By Cora Zillich, , 1:02 PM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
For the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games the International Paralympic Committee has determined the sporting programme with Sailing and 7-a-side football having been removed from the programme. The decision was published over the weekend. ... [more]

Predicting coral reef futures under climate change By ARC Center of Excellence, , 12:49 PM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Researchers examining the impact of climate change on coral reefs have found a way to predict which reefs are likely to recover following bleaching episodes and which won’t. ... [more]

Hardy Cup Day 1 - Strong southerlies curtail racing By Peter Campbell, , 12:44 PM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
New Zealand sailor Chris Steele today made an impressive start to the prestigious Hardy Cup ISAF Under 25, Grade 3 match-racing regatta on Sydney Harbour following his close victory last week in the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta in Perth, Western Australia. ... [more]

Sailors for the Sea launches ocean conservation movement to heal ocean By Martin Keller, Minneapolis, Minnesota , 10:42 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
This Valentine’s Day, Sailors for the Sea—a forward-thinking non-profit conservation organization for sailors and boaters founded by David Rockefeller, Jr.,— is asking millions of U.S. boaters and others to show the ocean some love in celebration of Valentine’s Day, February 14, to help heal its rapidly declining condition. ... [more]

Champion Rainbow II tastes the Waitemata again after a 45 year absence By Alan Sefton, , 10:40 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Rainbow II went back into the waters of the Waitemata Harbour today, nearly 45 years since she was lifted aboard a freighter bound from Auckland to Germany where she would challenge for yachting’s One Ton Cup. Rainbow is now on a berth outside the RNZYS where the final bits of her restoration will be completed, including the anti-skidding of the deck and cabin top. ... [more]

Australian Sailing Team upset at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports decision By NZL, , 9:01 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Yachting Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee have expressed their extreme disappointment about the decision to remove sailing from the sporting program at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. This is an enormous disappointment for the sport of disabled sailing worldwide and for the Australian Sailing athletes who are working hard towards Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. ... [more]

VX One 2015 National Championships overall By Andrew York, Lake Macquarie , 7:57 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The VX One National Championships were sailed out of the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club on the Australia Day long weekend. Ten boats travelled from Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney with one owner flying in from Perth for the regatta. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Challenges limited for Groupama By Groupama Sailing Team, , 5:10 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - In Key Biscayne for the Nacra 17 Medal Race, the wind had got its breath back, ranging between 15 and 20 knots, more sometimes in the gusts. For Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim, the challenges were limited: one possible place to gain, three to lose. ... [more]

Missing Zephyr class yacht - Christchurch: Have you seen her? By NZL, , 4:36 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A Zephyr class yacht has gone missing in Christchurch - can you help find her, please? Peter Stokell left his beloved Victoria out on the road attached to his van when he got home from sailing last night. He got up this morning to put her away and found she had been stolen! ... [more]

US Sailing statement on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sailing IPC decision By Will Ricketson, , 4:10 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Our sport attracts a diverse group of disabled athletes across the world, as demonstrated by the three fleets of sailors from 14 countries competing in Miami last week at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. US Sailing will join ISAF, IFDS and the national governing bodies of our fellow Paralympic sailing nations to lead an appeal of this decision in the fight for reinstatement of Paralympic sailing ... [more]

Harbour Directions update By RYA, , 3:53 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - GMT
This winter has seen the RYA actively take part in the Government’s Consultation on the applications received from statutory harbour authorities for 26 harbours in England and five non-fishery harbours in Wales requesting to be designated with the power to give harbour directions, pursuant to the Harbours Act 1964 (as amended by the Marine Navigation Act 2013). ... [more]

America's Cup: Forum in Bermuda hears what lies ahead for 2017 - Video By NZL, , 3:47 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Panelists including, Peter Rusch of Americas Cup Event Authority and Bermuda's bid committee discuss what's in store in the coming months regarding Bermuda hosting the Americas Cup 2017. ... [more]

2015 Sail Port Stephens - NOR and online entry available now! By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:18 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Notice of Race is online and entry open to owners of eligible cruising and IRC boats looking for the perfect fusion of sailing and family time at Sail Port Stephens, April 13-19, 2015. ... [more]

VX One Midwinter Championship - Battle to the last race By Christopher E. Howell, , 2:22 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
At the VX One Midwinter Championship, hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron, it was a battle to the last race, and Christopher Alexander came out the victor in Florida. After 10 races, Alexander’s Isabelita Con Queso bested 26 other teams, and added this title to his 2014 North American Championship from last July. ... [more]

Changed boating conditions for Triathlon on Cudgen Creek next Sunday By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 1:35 AM Monday 02 Feb 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of Cudgen Creek next weekend for the safe staging of a triathlon. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Charybde ou Scylla ? By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:22 PM Sunday 01 Feb 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race - Jusque-là, ce fut comme un ersatz des mers du Sud. Bien sûr, les marins de la Barcelona World Race ont troqué les tenues légères pour les polaires et cirés complets, les poissons volants ont laissé la place au vol des albatros qui planent dans les remous des voiles et la houle du sud est là, puissante, qui accompagne les départs au planning des carènes des monocoques. ... [more]

Cowes Torquay Cowes - Every power boat racer wants to be involved! By Richard Carr, Bournemouth , 11:35 AM Sunday 01 Feb 2015 - Powerboat-World GMT
The 1991 Allied Leisure Cowes Torquay Cowes race is remembered as the year in which disaster was courted by high technology.The story of the 1991 race is very simple. Twenty-three boats started, twelve retired, two were disqualified for missing marks, nine finished and the cause of offshore sport was set back by about a century. ... [more]

2016 Olympics: Brazil's new Environment Secretary backs away from goal By NZL, , 10:02 AM Sunday 01 Feb 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
In a disturbing report published by Associated Press, a newly appointed Environmental Secretary has said Brazil will not be able to achieve its stated goals of water quality in the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics. 'Removing 80 percent of the pollutants? It's not going to happen, it's not going to happen,' said Andrea Correa, who took office earlier this month. ... [more]

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