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Chuny será el regatista español más veterano de la Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, Cascais, Portugal , 3:47 PM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - GMT
El regatista gallego Roberto Bermúdez de Castro, Chuny, hará su sexta vuelta al mundo a vela a bordo del Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing y se convertirá en el español que más veces ha competido en la prueba deportiva más dura y más larga que existe. ... [more]

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers hope to capitalise By Clipper Ventures, , 3:38 PM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, excellent racing conditions have diminished overnight and winds are down to just five knots this morning. As the anticipated low pressure system draws ever closer to the Clipper Race fleet, skippers are now waiting and hoping that they have positioned themselves correctly to capitalise on it. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 27, 2014: AUD renaissance By Collinson FX, , 3:10 PM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 27, 2014 - The AUD has undergone a renaissance recently with domestic economic data on the improve and the expected resurgent Dollar not eventuating. A break above 0.9200 has seen a stern test of the downward trend-line and looks likely to continue unless the Fed support a resurgent Big Dollar. The KIWI rallied to just under 0.8600, having a good look at Expor ... [more]

QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone - Forty foot tussle By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 1:48 PM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Townsville skipper Leon Thomas has admitted he will be on a learning curve when he contests the 308 nautical mile QantasLink 66th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race over the Easter Weekend. ... [more]

Foiling Week 2014 – Two venues for 'flying boats' By Foiling Week, , 1:33 PM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - GMT
The Foiling Week 2014 - a week totally focused on 'flying boats', will have three different events: the Moth Open National Championship, the TFW Core Event with Forums, Races and on water Tests and the final Full Foiling Catamaran Racing. We can now announce the venues for each event. ... [more]

Melges 24 European Sailing Series on the horizon By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 12:44 PM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - GMT
With just a day to go to the start of the first stage of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, a truly international cast is making ready to take centre stage in the beautiful bay of Portoroz, Slovenia. The first event of Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 is set to take place from 28th March to 30th March with 24 crews from 10 nations competing. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race – Legendary Spanish sailor completes Abu Dhabi crew By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 10:13 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Abu Dhabi's contesting squad for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, has completed its eight-man crew line-up with the signing of Spain’s Roberto ‘Chuny’ Bermúdez de Castro Muñoz. A Volvo Ocean Race veteran,44-year-old ‘Chuny’ has now joined the team at its Portuguese training base in Cascais. ... [more]

Antigua Sailing Week - America's Cup Trophy comes to Antigua By Press Office ASW, , 9:47 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Antigua Sailing Week 2014 - Antigua is ideally located in the centre of the Eastern Caribbean, making it a natural attraction for visiting sailing professionals and amateurs alike, many of whom end up making it their home. ... [more]

Rowers and ferry masters encouraged to share waterways safely By Transport for NSW, , 8:29 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Transport for NSW today announced the release of a new safety video to encourage rowers and ferry masters to use shared waterways safely. Maritime Management Centre General Manager, Howard Glenn said the aim of the Row Safe video is to educate rowing crews and avoid taking unnecessary risks making waterways safer for everyone. ... [more]

Farr 40 Midwinters off to a rousing start off Cabrillo Beach By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland , 7:41 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Farr 40 Midwinter Championship got off to a rip-roaring start as 16-18 knot northerly winds buffeted the 16-boat fleet, making boat-handling difficult for skippers and crews while providing exciting racing. ... [more]

Techno 293 South American Championship day 2 + Video By Techno 293, , 7:06 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
After day two of the Techno 293 South American Championship, there is no doubt that Francisco Saubidet ARG-40 has his sights firmly set on the title. After writing off the first race of the event with a too-enthusiastic over-the-line start, he has taken the bullet in every race, his DNF is now discarded and he has the perfect score of four. ... [more]

America’s Cup media production nominated for five Emmy Awards By America's Cup, , 6:37 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
Media production for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco has received five Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Live Sports Special. The five nominations come on the heels of a previous Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement for AC LiveLine. ... [more]

Ida Lewis Distance Race celebrates 10th anniversary this summer By Kirsten Ferguson, , 6:01 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
This summer, the Ida Lewis Distance Race will celebrate its tenth anniversary doing what it does best: presenting sailors with an exciting overnight offshore experience that covers hallowed sailing ground and is just the right length—not too short, not too long – for all types of competitors. ... [more]

Monos and Multis link up for Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:23 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is grabbing the opportunity to expand its Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race fleet and giving multihull and monohull believers the chance to stand shoulder-to-shoulder. ... [more]

Go crazy about whales in a special family fun day at the museum By Jude Timms, , 4:56 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - GMT
Celebrate the wonderful world of cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises – in a special family fun day on Sunday 6 April inspired by our major new exhibition Amazing Whales – Evolution and survival. ... [more]

Farr 40 Midwinter Championship - Challenging Day 1 By Tink Chambers, , 4:02 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Farr 40 Midwinter Championship got off to a rip-roaring start as 16-18 knot westerly winds buffeted the 16-boat fleet, making boat-handling challenging for skippers and crews while providing exciting racing. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing Cup - Australian Sailing Team ready to take on Europe By Cora Zillich, , 3:20 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Over 880 sailors from 55 nations will race at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, Spain – ‘Trofeo Princesa Sofia’ from 31 March to 5 April 2014. Palma de Mallorca is the fourth of five ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas and will see the world's top competitor's race across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events. ... [more]

America's Cup: Five Emmy Award nominations for Video and Technology By Peter Rusch, Oracle Team USA Mediaand Sail-World, , 2:15 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Media production for the 34th America’s Cup has received five Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Live Sports Special. The five nominations come on the heels of a previous Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement for AC LiveLive. ... [more]

Dates announced for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2014 By Jav Greaves, Sandringham Yacht Club , 2:13 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the seventh to the 14th of December 2014. ... [more]

New generation trawler boats - tradition with a twist By Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, , 2:10 AM Thursday 27 Mar 2014 - GMT
The timeless appeal of the classic trawler-style motor yacht evokes dreams of passage-making, long-range, bluewater cruising and an era of elegance with underlying endurance. Open-water cruising requires yachts that are built tough, equipped with the technology to operate safely in all conditions and the comforts of home for satisfying the family and friends onboard. ... [more]

Ten essential crisis plan steps By US Sailing, , 9:32 PM Wednesday 26 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Do you need to fine tune your safety and emergency action plans? Here are 10 essential crisis steps, provided by Annapolis Yacht Club Sailing Director Joel Labuzetta, that all sailing centers and yacht clubs should consider implementing. ... [more]

Southport Yacht Club achieves Gold Anchor status By Southport Yacht Club, , 8:54 PM Wednesday 26 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Queensland’s award winning Southport Yacht Club (SYC) has this week been presented with internationally recognised Gold Anchor accreditation. At its most recent meeting the Marina Industries Association (MIA) approved SYC’s Gold Anchor status as part of its MIA International Gold Anchor Rating Scheme for marinas. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Sailors ready to fight hard By ISAF, , 8:08 PM Wednesday 26 Mar 2014 - GMT
The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia is set to take place from 31 March – 5 April with more than 850 sailors fighting hard for honours. Fifty nations will be represented across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events at the fourth of five World Cup Regattas of the 2013-2014 series. ... [more]

MexORC Copa Corum - Day 3 full of action + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 6:33 PM Wednesday 26 Mar 2014 - GMT
Day three of the MexORC Copa Corum was another exciting day full of action as the wind reached 18 knots in some cases. The challenging conditions, the high level of competition and the plurality in the race format lead so far to unique boat to boat battles. It seems that the results will be not judged till the very end as the top places will be formed following the time correction factors. ... [more]

Round Hainan Regatta - Microlab claims early lead in race to Sanya By Pierre Orphanidis, , 6:08 PM Wednesday 26 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
In the Round Hainan Regatta, Aloha and Team Wanning made the most of a light-air day and scored commanding victories in Wednesday's in-port race in Haikou. As the breeze increased, Microlab took the early lead in the offshore race to Sanya, setting the stage for the grand finale on Friday. ... [more]

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