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Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - Quality IMOCA Open 60 fleet By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon, , 7:19 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
Current and past champions of the non-stop solo round the world race, the Vendée Globe, will feature highly in the IMOCA Open 60 class in the upcoming Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe which starts from Saint Malo on Sunday 2nd November. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Onboard Brunel for the Pro-Am + Video By Leighton O'Connor, , 7:03 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Pro-Am. Alicante, Spain. What makes the start for Volvo 65's just like any other start? You can be over. See (and hear) for yourself. We didn't win but the good news is I got to sail Brunel from outside the harbor just about to the dock. What a powerful machine! I think I was doing eight knots in six knots of breeze or something silly like that. ... [more]

Ocean Masters World Championship - A portrait of Armel Tripon + Video By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 6:49 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
39 year old Armel Tripon’s first sailing experience was on an Optimist on the River Erdre, but his first real experience of boats and sailing took place during his high school years when he set off with some friends on a Muscadet boat. He describes the experience as a revelation and from then on he has had only one thing on his mind: sailing. ... [more]

Star North Americans - Schofield brothers on fire on day 2 By International Star Class Media, , 5:45 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
At the Star North Americans, sailors arrived at the Tred Avon Yacht Club eager to get back out on the water, some for another chance to take on the elements, but most to complete Races 4 and five so the drop race would take effect, removing their worst race finish from their overall series score. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - What's Sara Hastreiter taking in her Leg 1 bag? By Agathe Armand, , 5:29 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race is set to begin tomorrow, Saturday, October 11th from Alicante. Team SCA's crew member Sara Hastreiter gives us a peek at what she's taking along in her bag for leg 1. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team SCA skipper on a steep learning curve By Jedda Murphy & Rob Kothe, , 5:22 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Sam Davies is the skipper of the 11 women Swedish entry Team SCA. Davies is new to crewed racing, she made her name as a solo sailor, doing well in the Vendee Globe and at times it shows. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team ready to take to the start line By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:46 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Following 10 intense months, Dongfeng Race Team are as ready as they can be to take to the start line of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday, 11 October at 1400 CET. The preparations are nearly over, the final checklists checked and re-checked, the sailors have packed their clothing and personal effects, the food is on board: 'Real life starts,' said Martin Strömberg, Dongfeng Race Team Watch Leader. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA light and tight out of the Med By Team SCA, , 4:16 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
When the Volvo Ocean Race starts tomorrow at 14.00 in Alicante, the seven teams have about 25 days of racing in front of them. They are leaving southern Europe in early fall, crossing the Atlantic to the waypoint Fernando de Noronha in Brazil, before turning back and towards an early summer in Cape Town. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Sailors prepare for second longest route By Jonno Turner, , 3:15 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
At 6,487 nm, Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race is the second longest route in the race, but is symbolic of much more than just a trip from A to B. Going away can be stressful at the best of times – and when faced with anywhere between 23 and 27 sweaty, isolated days at sea, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need. ... [more]

Championship of Champions 2014 - Practice day images by Chris Howell By Chris Howell, , 2:24 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Chris Howell was on site at Edgewater to capture these practice day images at the Championship of Champions. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: October10, 2014 - Europe about to blow By Collinson FX, , 2:18 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
October 10, 2014: Volatility continued on Wall Street with all yesterday's recovery wiped out, amidst fears of recession in Europe, having a global impact. Europe is fast becoming deflationary, desperate for growth but drowned in debt. The situation is looking increasingly frantic, with German trade deteriorating and if the engine room falls into recession, ... [more]

Comanche goes into the water in Newport By Donna Erichsen, Newport, RI , 1:55 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The majestic 100' Carbon Maxi Sailing Yacht 'Comanche' goes into water with keel and mast at Newport Shipyard in RI. She will be test sailed and then sailed to Charleston, SC, where she will be shipped overseas. ... [more]

HISC Get Racing Club proves hugely successful in getting participants By Sarah Johnson, Hayling Island , 1:36 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The HISC Get Racing Club, launched in April 2014, concluded its on-the-water events for the 2014 season with a final session on Saturday October 3rd 2014. Over the course of the year the HISC Get Racing Club initiative has enabled 200 sailors to get on the water to learn key racing techniques, improve their confidence and gain valuable racing skills and experience. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Skippers First Questions and Answers By Jedda Murphy, Sail-World, , 1:27 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A packed press conference at the Volvo Ocean Race centre this morning, less than 30 hours before the start of Leg 1, Alicante to Capetown ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 - Should Abu Dhabi start favourites? By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 12:25 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
There will be seven one design Volvo 65’s on the 2014-2015 start line in Alicante on Saturday October 11th 2pm local time. The start time forecast is for 5-10 knot southerlies building as the afternoon wears on. With the boats very much one design, this epic race will be about their crews. ... [more]

Audi China Coast Regatta 2014 - Day one By RHKYC Media, , 12:06 PM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Race Officer Inge Strompf-Jepsen was out on the water early this morning to check out conditions for the first day of Audi China Coast Regatta. With the IRC Racer divisions looking forward to a windward-leeward course followed by an islands course and IRC Premier, Cruising and HKPN scheduled to venture around a long islands course. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 Skippers' Press Conference By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:33 AM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
A press conference packed by international media to bursting point in the Volvo Ocean Race’s biggest conference room in its museum probed all seven for signs of nerves and apprehension before the nine-month, 38,739-nautical mile challenge but were rewarded only with smiles and messages of confidence. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Light to moderate winds expected to Gibraltar By Richard Gladwell,, , 11:25 AM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Light to moderate are predicted for the opening stanzas of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. The conditions are expected to provide plenty of challenge for navigators and tacticians, with the Predictwind routing function showing two distinct course options. One recommends heading further out into the centre of the Mediterranean, before straightening up and then coming int ... [more]

Olympic sailors head out to sea in Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 By ISAF, , 10:53 AM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
Most of them train and compete full-time. Some work in boatyards or sailing companies. Others have office jobs. And some of them head out to the open ocean... quite literally. Twelve Olympians will set sail on 11 October from Alicante, Spain in the traditional Leg one Start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 for the 38,739 nautical mile adventure around the globe. ... [more]

Exploring sailors attitudes towards risk and safety By RYA Cruising, , 10:07 AM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
A new research project being run by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) with the support of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is exploring attitudes towards risk and safety, and the various ways yacht sailors participate in their sport. ... [more]

Stefan Boating World Wednesday JaM Series - Action begins By Kelvin Holdt, Gold Coast , 9:28 AM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
At Wednesday's twilight race at Southport Yacht Clubs, Hollywell Sailing Squadron, Martin Arrowsmiths 'Fritz The Cat' provided the diners and bar flies with something a little different in the way of entertainment. ... [more]

Coalition invests in Campaspe River health By The Hon Peter Walsh MP, , 7:16 AM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
Recreational fishing in the Campaspe River is set to improve thanks to a $155,000 investment from the Victorian Coalition Government to improve fish habitat. Minister for Water Peter Walsh today officially opened the new ‘rock fishway’ at Echuca Weir, which has been funded through the Coalition Government’s $3.73 million Caring for the Campaspe initiative. ... [more]

2014 RYA Zone Championships - Aspiring Oxford sailors excel By RYA, , 4:10 AM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 RYA Zone and Home Country Championships - Three young sailors from Oxford competed against other Olympic hopefuls and won their classes at the RYA Zone South Zone Championships at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), the Olympic sailing venue, on 27-28 September. ... [more]

Superior on show at 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo By Superior Jetties, , 3:02 AM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - GMT
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Visitors to this year’s Gold Coast International Marine Expo, 17 to 19 October, will be able to see how a 2.7 tonne hydraulic boat lift works to keep their boats high and dry, and buy one in time for summer! ... [more]

Kiteboard North American Champs - Kerneur poised for a double victory By SDYC, , 2:35 AM Friday 10 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Kiteboard North American Championships - His fellow competitors can't stop talking about the high tides, large surf and light winds, but back on the beach Julien Kerneur was all smiles. The French native finished first in each of the three races on the third day of the 2014 Kiteboard North American Championships. ... [more]

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