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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:07 PM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
At the latest report, Volvo Ocean Race Control, reported Dongfeng Race Team as being the leader in the second leg to Abu Dhabi. Winds were reported to be 18-25kts, with Team Vestas Wind and Team SCA recording the highest boatspeed of 20kts. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' By ISAF, , 9:46 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. ... [more]

America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:32 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
San Diego sports journalist, Matt Calkins, has named one of the sources of comment that the 35th America's Cup will be held in the British Oversea Territory of Bermuda. Writing in the San Diego Union Tribune, Calkins claimed that San Diego Tourism Authority CEO, Joe Terzi, had told the U-T. ... [more]

2014 Route du Rhum - Hignard breaks mast By Route du Rhum, , 8:15 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - This Friday, November 21, Paul Hignard contacted the Race Director of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe to inform them that his Class 40 Bruneau has suffered a broken mast. ... [more]

2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos By Jessica Gray, , 6:43 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]

New Boat Award to help Bromsgrove lad David Sail for Gold By RYA, , 6:19 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
An aspiring young Bromsgrove sailor declared he wants to follow in the footsteps of his hero Sir Ben Ainslie after being awarded his own boat - donated by the John Merricks Sailing Trust, the official charity partner of RYA OnBoard – as part of a national scheme helping talented youngsters progress in the sport. ... [more]

Gary Smith inducted into Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame By Peter Campbell, , 5:33 AM Saturday 22 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]

Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean By Jonno Turner, , 4:54 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
Team Vestas Wind’s Rob Salthouse perches perilously on the edge of his bunk, eyes fixed on a well-earned freeze-dried feast, steam snaking up towards his nostrils. ... [more]

2015 Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show - Promote your class By US Sailing, , 4:29 AM Saturday 22 Nov 2014 - GMT
2015 Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show - US Sailing and the National Marine Manufacture Association have partnered to enable one-design dinghy classes to promote their class associations and one-design sailing in general at the Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show. ... [more]

EPA punts on renewable fuel standard By BoatUS, , 10:52 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
Ensuring a safe fuel supply for America’s 12 million registered boat owners may have to wait, said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol refiners must blend into the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ... [more]

World Blind Match Racing Championships - Canadians capture bronze By Sail Canada, , 9:43 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
Brian Arthur (jib), David Brown (helm), and Grant Robinson (main) bring home bronze from the 2014 IFDS World Blind Match Racing Championships held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan. Great Britain, Australia, Italy, Canada and the United States participated in the recent week-long regatta using the format proposed for the 2016 Paralympics. ... [more]

Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:01 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The supermaxi Bakewell-White design, Rio100 (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) has won her first race, sailing in the Yates Cup. She finished at 7.30am on Saturday morning, followed by the Botin 80 Beau Geste 14 minutes later with the Volvo 70 Giacomo 67minutes later. See video in this story. ... [more]

Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist By Chris Yates, , 8:59 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
The wind continued to blow on day four of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to produce another action packed day in New Caledonia, as a further three races for the men and four races for the women were completed in 15-25 knot winds. By the end of the day Ben Van Der Steen headed to the top of the rankings after a near perfect display. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - De Caraïbes en Scylla By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 8:29 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
Les arrivées se succèdent à Pointe-à-Pitre à un rythme soutenu parmi les Class40, mais à chaque fois, le tour de la Guadeloupe pose problème aux solitaires après plus de 19 jours de mer. Le temps change en effet sur l’arc caraïbe et les grains sont désormais nombreux à perturber le régime d’alizés d’Est qui prend une composante Sud ce vendredi. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Analysis time By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 8:12 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
As the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe prepares to round off proceedings with the official prize-giving in Pointe-à-Pitre, the skippers competing in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship are enjoying a well-earned rest before each of them heads off over the horizon on their future ventures. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Grey Power flourishing By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 6:08 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
As the bulk of the Class 40 fleet in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe file in to the finish in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe Friday with their stories to tell, the fight for the remaining places in the Rhum Class of the 3,542 miles solo Transatlantic Race from Saint-Malo is intensifying with every mile. ... [more]

Supacat Group acquires BUKH Diesel UK By Supacat Group, , 5:46 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
BUKH Diesel UK Ltd has been acquired by UK based design engineering firm, Supacat Group, which has signed a new distribution agreement with BUKH A/S Denmark, creating a new sales and customer support service for the UK and Ireland marine engine market. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Brits primed for Abu Dhabi action By RYA, , 5:06 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Emirati capital Abu Dhabi moves firmly into the sporting spotlight in the coming days with the F1 World Championship drawing to its finale this weekend, followed by the first ever ISAF Sailing World Cup Final being held off Lulu Island from 27-30 November. ... [more]

Peter Walker named Performance Development Coach of the Year By RYA, , 5:00 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Peter Walker, coach for the British Sailing Team’s Podium Potential Laser Squad, has been named Performance Development Coach of the Year at the 2014 UK Coaching Awards (Wednesday 19 November). The UK Coaching Awards, hosted by Sports Coach UK this year at Glasgow’s City Chambers, honour sports coaches and coaching organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the past 12 months. ... [more]

RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by By RC44 Class Association, , 4:36 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour. Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Team Aqua was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Discomfort takes over for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 3:56 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The fast southeast sailing continues in the Volvo Ocean Race but where excitement and adrenaline began—discomfort has taken over. We’re seeing an average of about 25 knots of wind but the sea state is making life somewhat miserable! ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Slow going for Dongfeng Race Team By Yann Riou, Dongfeng Race Team OBR, , 3:48 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Yann Riou reports from Dongfeng Race Team as the crew are halfway through day two. Quote of the moment: 'We are not King of the road right now' from Dongfeng’s skipper, frustrated with their boat speed. Looks alright to us though! ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 3:37 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
To summarize the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race in one word: change. The weather, the water, the sails, and our bodies are all equally (and rapidly) changing. The first full day at sea, we have experienced what some trips see in a week—if they’re lucky enough. However, that said, change can also be frustrating. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - The Indian Ocean spares no one! By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 3:31 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports on day three of Leg 2 for Team Brunel. Position: Fourth - Distance to Abu Dhabi: 4726. The Indian Ocean spares no one! The wind is blowing up to 28 knots from the southwest and the speedometer displays 24 knots. ... [more]

Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015 By Stuart Bayliss, UK , 3:27 PM Friday 21 Nov 2014 - GMT
A new and exciting Viper 640 European Event in 2015 has been announced by Rondar Boats Ltd. Lake Garda is one of the great sailing venues and already there are signed up entries from the UK and Australia, with potential entries from the USA. It’s a serious sailing regatta and Italian holiday in one event! ... [more]

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