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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA on the hunt for Mapfre + Video By Corinna Halloran, , 11:11 AM Thursday 06 Nov 2014 - GMT
After 26 days at sea in the Volvo Ocean Race and with less than 200 miles to the finish in Cape Town, the crew on Team SCA is in a fighting mood and focused on the hunt for Mapfre. After a trail blazing start and a difficult doldrums passage, Team SCA learnt the lesson of patience and that it’s not over until it’s over. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean race: Life at the Extreme - Part 4: African Coastal Cruise By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:53 AM Thursday 06 Nov 2014 - GMT
Edition #4 of the weekly Life at the Extreme Series on the Volvo Ocean Race. The magazine series is a bit in arrears - at least a couple, maybe three, this episode picks the fleet up as they sail down the African coast on Leg 1 before heading to the turning mark at Fernando 220nm off the Brazilian coast. ... [more]

PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Noireax is king of Ho'okipa By American Windsurfing Tour, , 9:48 AM Thursday 06 Nov 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Morgan Noireaux won the PWA Severne Starboard Aloha Classic, as did Iballa Moreno in the women’s fleet, and Tom Garcia in the Grand Masters. Plus, Thomas Traversa was crowned PWA World Champion! It was straight into the final stages of the PWA double elimination in the fluctuating winds and tricky westerly swell. ... [more]

Route du Rhum 2014 - Dépression et compression By Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, , 9:25 AM Thursday 06 Nov 2014 - GMT
Route du Rhum 2014 - Dépression et compression. ... [more]

NSW J24 State Championships 2014 - Something for everyone By Simon Grain, , 8:28 AM Thursday 06 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
NSW J24 State Championships 2014 - This year’s NSW States offered something for everyone, or in reality everything for everyone. From almost no wind in race four on Sunday morning to around 60knots in Saturday arvo’s thunderstorm, along with lightning, thunder and rain … a good decision by the race committee to close the show down after race three. ... [more]

Reflections of International Marina Scholarship winner By Colin Bransgrove, , 5:23 AM Thursday 06 Nov 2014 - GMT
The recipient of the MIA Bellingham International Scholarship is returning to Australia after participating in the Advanced Marina Management (AMM) course conducted by the BMF on the South Coast of England. David Osmond, Marina Manager at d'Albora Marinas Pier 35 and Victoria Harbour was announced as the Bellingham international scholarship winner earlier this year at the World Marina Conference. ... [more]

Super maxi Comanche sea-trialling - Video By Bridgid Murphy, , 4:47 AM Thursday 06 Nov 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Comanche, built in Maine (USA) and launched only a couple of weeks ago, features in a just released video by Onne van der Wal. Comanche, which was sailed by Ken Read and the crew from its base in Newport (RI) to Charleston (SC), is currently on a ship to Australia with the intention to compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart start on December 26, 2014 ... [more]

2014-2015 Race Series - Thomas Pink returns to RHKYC By RHKYC, , 3:55 AM Thursday 06 Nov 2014 - GMT
Thomas Pink, the luxury British shirt-maker, will return to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club as the Official Apparel Partner for the Old Mutual Top Dog Trophy Series 2014-2015. This race series commences 15 November 2014 with the first of four events - the Lipton Trophy – with the cumulative results of all four races used to determine the top skipper in Hong Kong. ... [more]

Cabbage Tree Island Yacht Race a Rolex Sydney Hobart prequel By Di Pearson, , 3:29 AM Thursday 06 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Wild Oats XI and Perpetual Loyal will lead a fleet of 48 yachts, most of them entries in the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, when the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Cabbage Tree Island Race starts on Sydney Harbour at 7.00pm on Friday. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Onboard - Day 25 - Land ho! Cape Town in sight! By Richard Gladwell, , 2:25 AM Thursday 06 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The On Board Reporters write, shoot and video about their experiences and view from Leg 1, Day 25 of the Volvo Ocean race as the boats get their second dose of the Roaring Forties. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Full replay video of the arrivals in Cape Town By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:30 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
For those who missed the live coverage of the finish of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race, the full replay is available - all four hours of it, however by moving the scroll bar at the bottom of the video you can pick up the sections that are of particular interest. ... [more]

The reliability of C-Map electronic charts in the Arctic By Jimmy Cornell, , 10:46 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
During this summer I completed a 8500-miles voyage in the North Atlantic that took me from London, UK, to Annapolis, USA, via Greenland and Arctic Canada. Throughout this voyage I used exclusively C-map electronic charts produced by Jeppesen. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind closing in on Cape Town By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 10:34 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - GMT
On reflection, it’s hard to think we left Alicante 25 days ago in the Volvo Ocean Race, yet at the same time it feels longer. We have encountered the highs and the lows, we have learned so much about the boat and about ourselves as individuals. I personally found the closest thing to breaking point, and on the same flip of the coin, discovered why I wanted to do this race so badly. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Mapfre, menos de 500 millas a la línea de llegada By Francisco Vignale, Mapfre OBR, , 10:26 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - GMT
Viento del Norte de 20 nudos, una velocidad media de 20 nudos en las últimas tres horas, rumbo Este y con la compañía de los albatros que 'aparecen entre ola y ola como un planeador gigante buscando comida'. El 'MAPFRE' está a 488 millas de Ciudad del Cabo, sexto, seguido por las chicas del 'SCA', a 30 millas. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica's ETA in Cape Town By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 10:20 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Team Alvimedica congratulates Abu Dhabi Racing on winning Leg One of the Volvo Ocean Race. Abu Dhabi Racing won Leg One into Cape Town today at 5:10 pm local time. Skipper Ian Walker and crew were pushed hard by Dong Feng Race Team who finished only 12 minutes behind the winners, clinching second place on the leg that began October 11 in Alicante, Spain. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel third into Cape Town By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 9:57 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - GMT
Team Brunel has ended the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 in third place. Skipper Bouwe Bekking and his crew took exactly 25 days and seven hours to cover the 6,487 nautical miles (approximately 12,000 kilometres) to Cape Town. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Proud and happy Dongfeng in Cape Town By Yann Riou, , 9:39 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Dongfeng Race Team's OBR Yann Riou reports from Cape Town where the crew came in second in Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race. A tense wait in Cape Town as the final moments of Leg 1 played out and then the overriding emotion of pride as the determined men of Dongfeng crossed the finish line in second. ... [more]

Star Sailors League Finals - Pride of Norway returns for action By Alex D'Agosta, , 9:29 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - GMT
Born in Olso and Viking of stance, Eivind Melleby is both a superb athlete and a great person. Sitting 10th on the Star Sailors League Ranking List, he finished ninth in the first Finals in the Bahamas last year, fourth in the Star at the London Olympics in 2012 and third in the Worlds this year at Malcesine with Bruno Prada. Melleby is married with two children and also a successful businessman. ... [more]

Loïck Peyron mène le Maxi Solo Banque Populaire VII en tête de flotte By Mille & une vagues, , 9:22 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - GMT
In extremis: c'est le mot du jour répété à l'envie par Loïck Peyron, à bord du Maxi trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII qui caracole en tête de la Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Le passage dans le petit trou de souris observé depuis plusieurs jours par Marcel van Triest et Armel Le Cléac'h en bordure de l'anticyclone des Açores avait tout du pari impossible à réaliser. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 6 - Aussie falls out of bed By Collinson FX, , 9:08 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
November 6, 2014: The AUD fell out of bed overnight with a conflation of deteriorating issues. Commodities have been hit hard over the last year and iron ore and coal prices determine the extent of the countries economic performance. The recent surge in the 'Big Dollar' has exasperated the situation in the extreme. ... [more]

Lara Vadlau and Jola Ogar named Austrian Sports Team of the Year By Luissa Smith, , 8:39 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - GMT
2014 470 World and European Champions Lara Vadlau and Jola Ogar were announced as Austria's Sports Team of the Year, in the nations prestigious sports award ceremony on Thursday 30 October 2014. The pair were up against sports teams from a wide range of sports, including biatholon, ski jumping, football, handball, Formula 1, basketball, equestrian and many more sports. ... [more]

ISAF Annual Conference 2014 - 5 November summary By ISAF, , 8:29 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - GMT
More than 500 delegates are at the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain to discuss, debate and make decisions that will take the sport forward into 2015. Class Associations, Member National Authorities, Committee members and general observers are in attendance to engage in these discussions. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Les leaders font le break By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 8:16 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - GMT
A la latitude des Canaries, sur une route en forme d’arc de cercle autour de l’anticyclone des Açores, le Maxi Solo Banque Populaire VII ouvre la voie de la Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. La navigation en lisière de cette vaste zone de hautes pressions est un jeu dangereux pour les rivaux du trimaran bleu, ralentis dans de modiques souffles de nord-nord-est. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Spindrift still lying in 2nd position By Spindrift Racing, , 8:02 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - GMT
After the stormy weather experienced during the first couple of days, the atmosphere has somewhat changed for the Ultimes on day three of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. Having passed Madeira, the fleet are now approaching the latitude of the Canary Islands. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - IMOCA Class not spared breakage in inital phase By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 7:54 PM Wednesday 05 Nov 2014 - GMT
The IMOCA class, like the other competitors, has not been spared of breakage during the initial phase of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. With the retirement of Vincent Riou (PRB) and Bertrand de Broc (Votre Nom autour du Monde), it has lost two vastly experienced sailors. ... [more]

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