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OK. Time for the dinghies to hit the water By Alex McKinnon, , 11:33 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Photographer Alex McKinnon hit the waters of Port Phillip to get out with the OK Dinghies for their 2014 World Championships. After being blown out for two days, Melbourne's Port Phiilip then asked everyone to hang around for quite some time to ensure that 4 knots from nearly everywhere could indeed build to 20 knots from the Sou'west. The sun came to play, as well. Cool, huh?! ... [more]

USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - 2014 by the numbers By Steve Bodner, , 11:14 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
By all means, 2014 will be remember as another stellar year of windsurfing and kite boarding on the San Francisco bay with 150 windsurfing and kite boarding sessions over the past 12 months. It was the first of two-three rebuilding years as I learned how to ride and try to get the kite race board around the course as well as have as much fun as I can on the windsurfing boards. ... [more]

Two men and 4-year-old missing on fishing trip off Jervis Bay By Ken McManus, , 10:31 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - GMT
Rescue vessels from Marine Rescue Units at Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven and Sussex Inlet have been deployed on a search for a missing trailer boat with three people on board. Marine Rescue Regional Controller for Illawarra, Bruce Mitchell said that at around 4:30 this afternoon an anxious wife contacted Marine Rescue Shoalhaven to advise that her husband and 4-year-old son had not returned. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Race start images By Barcelona World Race, , 10:24 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Race start images. ... [more]

The seabreeze is in at 2015 Open Laser Australian Laser Championships By Rick Steuart, Mandurah , 9:01 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Tuesday dawned as an easier day on the water with 10 knots forecast out of the south west and it was so for the first race with the lighter sailors and the Masters reveling in the soft stuff. Despite that, there was very little change in the leader board as the race wore on. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - The first decision time By Barcelona World Race, , 8:14 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: First boats to exit the Straits of Gibraltar, may gain an early advantage, may have significant temptation to break away from the fleet, but with 24,000 miles to go the 16 skippers may not consider it the right moment to make any radical moves. ... [more]

Coast Guard assists 55 people on sinking vessel near Maui By US Coast Guard, , 4:55 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Fifty-five people are safe after the Coast Guard dewatered a tour boat in danger of sinking near Kihei, Maui, Wednesday. ... [more]

US Sailing highlights 2014 initiatives and looks to a promising 2015 By US Sailing, , 4:24 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
We hope that 2014 brought you and your family much happiness and that you had opportunities to remain active in your respective sailing communities with family and friends. ... [more]

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race concludes with trophy presentation By Di Pearson, Rolex Sydney Hobart Media, , 3:52 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race came to an end on January 1 at the Royal Club of Tasmania, where the Official Prize Giving took place. ... [more]

Second ISAF Approved Training Centre successfully audited By ISAF, , 2:14 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - GMT
The International Sailing Centre Medemblik, Netherlands has successfully undergone a formal audit visit from ISAF and has subsequently become the second venue to become an ISAF Approved Training Centre. ... [more]

NOSA Donates, Preps for opening of N2E registration By Laurie Morrison, , 12:10 AM Thursday 01 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Officials with the Newport Ocean Sailing Association ended the year by giving a $3,750 donation to the Sea Base; just in time to ramp up preparations to open registration for the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. ... [more]

Big breeze hits Kiwis at Australian 420 Nationals in Fremantle By Angus Haslett, Fremantle. Western Australia , 8:40 PM Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Day 3 of the Australian International 420 Nationals at Fremantle Sailing Club - and the strongest breeze by far with a peak of 28 knots and plenty of choppy/steep waves. Before the crews left the shore the breeze was building and it did not disappoint on the course, with nothing under 20 knots and for most of race 7 a fresh 25knot SW sea breeze. ... [more]

Kiwis feel the heat in Austraian 420 Nationals at Fremantle By Angus Haslett, Fremantle. Western Australia , 8:29 PM Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Today was the hottest day for Perth this summer, touching 41 degrees in some parts of the city with bush fires sending plumes of smoke across the flat horizon. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Partis pour un tour By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:39 PM Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Partis pour un tour. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - They are off! By Alex Thomson Racing, , 3:19 PM Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Barcelona World Race kicked off today at 13.00 with Hugo Boss crossing the start line in first place as they head off to sail around the planet, non-stop unassisted. Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes are Skippering ‘Hugo Boss’ an IMOCA 60 designed by VPLP. Together Thomson and Ribes will be at sea for up to 90 days. ... [more]

Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 By Rob Kothe, , 2:05 PM Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
‘We don’t expect children to ride adult bikes when they can’t touch the ground, so why do we expect them to sail adult boats when they can’t control as they should. We didn’t want this for our children so set about trying to develop a boat that addresses this problem. ... [more]

BIC Techno 293 One design class - 2014 Season highlights video By Patrik Pollak, , 1:31 PM Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 - GMT
BIC Techno 293 One design class 2014 - 100s of competitions from all continents, 1000s of participants around the world. Lot of fun, new adventures, new places, new friends. Another successful year for BIC Techno 293 One design class. Season highlights video here. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Weather Forecast 31-Dec-2014 By Barcelona World Race, , 1:17 PM Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 - GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: Very light conditions are expected on the start line. Some puffs of lingering NWíly, mixed with a new, light and patchy S/SWíly filling up the coast through the afternoon four-eight knots. Eventually the SWíly will fill off Barcelona five-nine knots. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Ready to race: skippers bid farewell By Barcelona World Race., , 1:01 PM Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 - GMT
There was scarcely enough wind to lift the flags but the warm morning sunshine offered an idyllic setting as the crowds build under the watchful eye of the Christopher Columbus statue. Bubbly and openly nervous round the world rookie Jorg Riechers of Germany and his quiet, focused French co-skipper Seb Audigane were first to leave on Renault Captur. ... [more]

OK Dinghy World Championship - Artemis sailors shine after first races By Robert Deaves, , 12:13 PM Wednesday 31 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship: Following a long day of waiting for the breeze, the fleet at the 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC in Melbourne, Australia was finally rewarded by two great races in a rapidly building sea breeze. Matt Stechmann (NZL) leads overall after winning the first race. Matt Coutts (NZL) is in second while defending champion Roger Blasse (AUS) is in third. ... [more]

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