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ARC+ fleet sets sail for Saint Lucia By World Cruising Club, , 8:24 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The ARC+ fleet got underway in good conditions on November 19th as they set out on Leg 2 of the ARC+ from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to Saint Lucia. Conditions at the start were excellent with a NE wind of around 10 knots blowing across the start line. ... [more]

Les femmes du Rhum By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 7:53 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
Elles étaient quatre au départ de Saint-Malo : elles seront trois à l’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre avec des résultats remarquables à l’image d’Anne Caseneuve (ANEO) qui remporte haut la main la victoire en Classe Rhum, ou comme Miranda Merron (Campagne de France) qui termine à la sixième place parmi les Class40! ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Miranda Merron finishes seventh By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 7:44 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
British solo sailor Miranda Merron crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo Transatlantic race off Pointe-a-Pitre this Thursday afternoon at 16:17:25hrs UTC 12:17:25hrs local time in seventh place from a Class 40 field of 43 starters. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - 'Mapfre' navega en el Indico en el grupo de cabeza By Francisco Vignale, Mapfre OBR, , 7:33 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
La segunda etapa de la Volvo Ocean Race lleva casi 24 horas en marcha y el barco español 'MAPFRE' ya ha dejado atrás el Cabo de las Agujas por lo que, junto al resto de la flota, navega metido de lleno en el océano Índico. El equipo español se coloca en segunda posición según el parte de las 14:20 horas española navegando a casi 17 nudos de velocidad. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Hammer down for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 7:20 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Leg 2. Team Alvimedica’s OBR Amory Ross reports on the Leg 2 start and progress. Well, now we know what it feels like to be shot from of a cannon! That was utter insanity. When the gun went I think there was almost no wind at all—two knots or something—but as we slowly crept out from under the shadow of Table Mountain it changed drastically. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - The legend of Andrew 'Capey' Cape By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 7:09 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel. Everyone remembers his first date. At the end of the date, you would kiss if you were lucky. But if you then had another date with the same lady, carrying on from where you left off was not such a foregone conclusion. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Memorable departure for Dongfeng Race Team By Yann Riou, Dongfeng Race Team OBR, , 6:57 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
Well, safe to say that was a Volvo Ocean Race departure that will stay in our memories. With fluctuating winds from 0-40 knots we have an epic sundown as we sailed away from Table Mountain – who was also dressed for the occasion with a thick cloud hanging over the top. ... [more]

Auction to be held at Runaway Bay Marina By Marine Auctions, , 6:19 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
An auction is set to be held at Runaway Bay Marina, Gold Coast, on Saturday 22nd November. Telephone bidding is available by contacting, Jo on 0407 213 557, or email, jo@marineauctions.com.au. ... [more]

Sail safer with these 'landfall light' secrets By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 6:13 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Imagine sailing toward the coast, with landfall just over the horizon. Your GPS signal has been weak and unreliable. You strain your eyes to pick up the light that marks the entrance to the safe harbor ahead. What three sea-tested sailing tips can you use to keep your small sailboat and your sailing crew in safe water? ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for unknown territory By Corinna Halloran, , 6:06 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' By ISAF, , 5:39 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
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. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Brian Thompson to skipper MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail By Oman Sail, , 4:32 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
Britain’s well-known offshore sailor Brian Thompson returns to the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail to take over from French skipper Sidney Gavignet for the return leg of the Route du Rhum, a trans-Atlantic delivery from Guadeloupe to Lorient in France. ... [more]

RC44 Oman Cup - Team Nika gets a taste for the podium + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 4:12 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
After finishing third in the annual RC44 match race championships, Team Nika seem to have got a taste for the podium. It was a tough day on the water for the start of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, with many teams struggling for consistency. ... [more]

RMSIR 2014 – Patience is a virtue By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Penang, Malaysia , 4:07 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Today PRO Jerry Rollin earned himself a medal – for patience. The scheduled 1230h start time for the Penang Inport Races came and went, and then receded over the horizon. Sitting there with no breeze on a glass-calm sea some of us wondered whether we needed a watch or a calendar to track the passing time. ... [more]

London Boat Show - CWM FX signs as title sponsor By London Boat Show, , 4:00 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
The 2015 London Boat Show has today (Thursday 20 November) agreed to a title sponsorship deal with Forex trading company, CWM FX. The 2015 Show will become known as the CWM FX London Boat Show. CWM FX offers quality, user-friendly and professional trading platforms and features, giving users the power to customise their trading experience to fit personal needs for any trade, anywhere, any time. ... [more]

St Barth Cata Cup 2014 - Game on! By Dominique Ladouceur, , 3:36 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
The boats are ready and the sailors have all had a chance to test their catamarans in a very rigorous St-John Bay. The conditions will be windy at the start of this seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup. Sailors will be facing winds from the west at 18 knots with gusts at 22 knots on the first race day. ... [more]

Sailing the Mediterranean – An infographic By Carola Bruce, , 3:02 PM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The Mediterranean Sea is a destination area that many people aspire to visit. ‘The Med’ as it is often known touches the coastlines of a number of countries and is an attractive area for holidaymakers due to the wonderful climate and welcoming people. Sailing The Med is a dream for many boating enthusiasts and the waters hold many exciting adventures. ... [more]

Garmin introduces new xHD2 Open-Array Radar Series By Garmin International Inc.
, , 11:34 AM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced its next generation of open-array digital radars – the GMR™ 424, 624/626 and 1224/1226 xHD2. Continuing to set the standard for open-array radars, the xHD2 series offers brand new features and capabilities that provide better precision, targeting and performance while transmitting power at four, six and 12 kilowatts respectively. ... [more]

New transducer line from Garmin boasts scanning sonar By Garmin International Inc., , 11:22 AM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
Garmin Ltd has announced a new line of scanning transducers designed to accommodate any calibre of mariner, from the casual cruiser to the professional angler. Supporting both the newest lines of Garmin echoMAP and GPSMAP chartplotters and multifunction displays (MFD), this full array of thru-hull and transom-mounted transducers are a valuable addition to any vessel. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Wild Oats XI reveals new livery By Rob Mundle, , 10:58 AM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
While more modifications are being mooted for the champion supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI as part of her preparation for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, a high-profile new member of the team was revealed on Sydney Harbour today. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 20 - Europe on verge of triple dip By Collinson FX, , 10:36 AM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
November 20, 2014: The KIWI also staggered as Dairy prices were hit by the prospect of increased competition arising from China Free Trade Agreements. The NZD fell to 0.7860 and may face some short term pressures mellowed by interest rate differentials. ... [more]

2014 Harken Int'l Youth MR Regatta - George Anyon shines on Day 1 By Stephen Collopy, Newport , 10:10 AM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A steady 15-18 knot NE sea-breeze provided the perfect opening day of racing for the RPAYC Harken International Youth Match Racing Regatta with 50 paired races making it one of the biggest day’s racing in the history of this regatta. George Anyon, from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is becoming the one to watch in the year’s regatta. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Wild Oats XI and Audi ready: photos By Andrea Francolini, , 9:48 AM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Wild Oats XI and Audi are ready to give the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a shot! Photos by Andrea Francolini. ... [more]

Wind and waves for WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race By Heather Lacey, Cook Strait , 9:33 AM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After a challenging start with a postponement on Nov 6th due to forty knot winds that created unsafe racing conditions and a lack of wind causing a delay on Nov 7th the 2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race commenced at mid-morning under sunny skies and building wind. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms By Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa , 8:06 AM Thursday 20 Nov 2014 - GMT
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ... [more]

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