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Flying Eleven’s to invade our Shores By John Kennett, Christchurch , 9:14 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The hull moulds are loaded and additional boats are on their way to boost the New Zealand fleet of Flying Eleven’s. The Flying Eleven is a proven and popular Australian Junior class that has been growing steadily for several decades, supported by a very strong Australian Association. It ... [more]

2014 Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Championship By Craig Edwards, Bay of Islands , 9:07 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Entries are expected from as far away as Dunedin and Wellington for this year’s Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Championship. The event to be held in Akaroa on 22 and 23 March is expected to provide some of the closest class keelboat racing of the season also drawing sailors from Nelson and Auckland to the event. ... [more]

Volunteer Canadian rescue team homeless - any offers? By Des Ryan, , 8:39 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Sometimes it's tough being a volunteer rescuer. Take the Search and Rescue team in Squamish, north of Vancouver in Canada. They formed in 2009, they've been involved in 66 emergency marine incidents, they have no government funding, they're one of the only rescue stations on the B.C. coast that has two dedicated high-speed vessels, and they're homeless. ... [more]

America's Cup: Loick Peyron talks about Artemis in San Francisco By Pressure-Drop.US, , 8:37 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
US sailing website, Pressure-Drop.US caught up with Artemis Racing's Loick Peyron after the team's training session yesterday on San Francisco Bay. ... [more]

PWC riders brave South Island waters raise $93,000 for melanoma fight By Mike Rose, , 8:14 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Twenty-five Personal Water Craft (PWC) riders have safely tackled the 6-day, 325-nautical mile 2014 Yamaha Melanoma Foundation Ski-NZ challenge, raising an impressive $93,000 to fight the deadly skin cancer disease. Organised by Auckland 747 pilot, father of three and melanoma survivor Jeremy Burfoot, the Yamaha Melanoma Foundation Ski-NZ challenge was this year held at the top of the South Island ... [more]

50% discount on Gill's base layer range for Cowes Week competitors By Cowes Week, , 8:04 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
A great 50% discount on Gill's base layer range is available for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week competitors. Official clothing supplier to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, Gill, is offering a great 50% discount on its base layer range until Monday 21st April. ... [more]

Hilary Lister and Nashwa Al Kindi set a new trans-ocean record By Oman Sail, , 7:32 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister (42), and Omani Nashwa Al Kindi (32) have sailed into the record books aboard a 28ft Dragonfly trimaran to claim two new trans-ocean records. Although they crossed the finish line in Oman last night, the official welcome took place at The Wave, Muscat earlier today. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Alinghi pulls ahead on day 2 in Muscat +Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:13 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - GMT
In Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series, it may not have been high-speed racing on the second day in Muscat, Oman, but it was as close as it gets, with the leaderboard reshuffling after every race. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Omani crews keep cool heads on day 2 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:50 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, The Wave, Muscat continued to make ground on the rest of the fleet in Muscat with another strong performance on the second day of racing while Oman Air’s young crew added 'light air racing' to their growing Extreme 40 knowledge base. ... [more]

Irish Squib Nationals to take place at Royal North By ISA, , 4:22 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Planning for this year’s Squib Nationals is already well underway at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club and organisers are hoping that there will be the largest entry for the event for some years. ... [more]

F18 Catamaran World Championships to take place on Belfast Lough By ISA, , 4:16 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Ballyholme Yacht Club will be the host for this summer’s prestigious F18 Catamaran World Championships which will be sailed on Belfast Lough, one of the best sailing areas in Europe. The event, one of the largest in Ireland this year, will run from fourth-11th July. ... [more]

Kiteboarding Australia Nationals - Formula kiters ready for action By David dsabne, , 4:05 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Kiteboarding Australia 2014 National Formula Racing Championship is is taking place through March 23 at Royal Brighton and this is a spectacle no one would want to miss. Up to 30 or more Kiteboarders on the most technically advanced kites and race boards speeding to markers out at sea and racing back. ... [more]

Hilary Lister and Nashwa Al Kindi set a new trans-ocean record By Oman Sail, , 3:47 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister (42), and Omani Nashwa Al Kindi (32) have sailed into the record books aboard a 28ft Dragonfly trimaran to claim two new trans-ocean records. Although they crossed the finish line in Oman last night, the official welcome took place at The Wave, Muscat earlier today. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 20, 2014: US economy improves By Collinson FX, , 3:44 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 20, 2014 - The turnaround extended to the commodity currencies with the AUD retreating to 0.9010 and the NZD 0.8525. The continuation of tapering, will impact the Dollar in a positive fashion, but may have an adverse effect on the Equity bubble. ... [more]

Sarah Gosling OBE to attend RYA Youth National Championships By Matt Carter, , 3:37 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Double Olympic gold medallist Sarah Gosling OBE, will attend the RYA Youth National Championships and form an integral part of the RYA’s Selection Panel responsible for selecting the 2014 RYA UK Youth Squads as well as a host of international teams for the 2014 season. ... [more]

Panerai Transat Classique sets sail January 7th, 2015 By Solene Rennuit, , 3:20 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - GMT
The departure and arrival ports for the 2015 Panerai Transat Classique will be the fascinating volcanic Canary Island of Lanzarote and the exotic Martinique in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles. The next edition of the renowned transatlantic race for classic and vintage yachts will leave from Lanzarote on January 7th 2015. ... [more]

Fish & Co. Youth Sailing Championships - Action aplenty on day 2 By Icarus Sailing Media, , 2:43 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
On day two of the Fish & Co. Youth Sailing Championships, a key event in the region which is also the selection process for Singapore’s national team, more than 350 sailors enjoyed top level of racing. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Heat is on for SAP Extreme Sailing Team By Gillian Clarke, , 1:45 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
On the second day of Act 2 in the Extreme Sailing Series 2014 the heat is on for the SAP Extreme Sailing Team in more ways than one as they hit the race course later today in Oman Muscat. Spectators and guests visiting the Almouj Golf Club will be gripped by the racing, as the competing teams will battle it out in 12 gruelling races in temperatures reaching 30 degrees. ... [more]

Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup to take place this July By Hayley Atkinson, Monaco , 1:32 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - GMT
A month after the opening its new building this June, the Yacht Club de Monaco will be the setting for the revolutionary Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup on 10-12 July 2014. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Anna Tunnicliffe reports from Day 1 + 2 By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 12:13 PM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) is an Olympic gold medal winner in the Laser Radial class from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a two-time winner of the ISAF World Sailor of the Year award. She is sailing with Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series and reports from Day 1 + 2 at Muscat, Oman - in Act 2 of the tour. ... [more]

Alex Thomson: Behind the scenes on the Hugo Boss mastwalk - Video By Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:26 AM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Go behind the scenes as solo round the world yachtsman, Alex Thomson, performs a daring feat on board his his IMOCA60, Hugo Boss. Previously we have seen Thomson perform the stunt where everything goes according to plan. However this newly released video shows what happened in the first takes, where things didn't quite go so well. ... [more]

Round Hainan Regatta attracts big international entry By Sail-World, , 10:42 AM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
China's premiere offshore racing event has attracted a record-breaking 45 entries with Olympic medalists and world champions among the 372 participating sailors representing 15 countries and regions from four continents. After China, Russia brings the biggest number of participants with six teams and dozens of sailors. The fifth edition of the race is another stepping stone for the island of Haina ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ mid-fleet after Day 1 at Oman By ETNZblog.com, , 9:24 AM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A very competitive fleet, an unpredictable breeze and tight racing combined to produce five winners in seven races on the first day of the Extreme Sailing Series at Muscat, Oman. The leader board at the end of the day is predictably tight. Only eight points separate the top six boats in the fleet of 11. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: SAP Extreme Sailing Team se sube a lo más alto By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:45 AM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - GMT
La flota de 11 Extreme 40 comenzó la primera de las cuatro jornadas del Acto 2 en Muscat, Omán, una regata que se presenta como impredecible y ajustada, que resultó en cinco ganadores diferentes en siete mangas. ... [more]

SAP Extreme Sailing Team führt nach Tag 1 von Act 2 in Maskat (DEU) By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:40 AM Thursday 20 Mar 2014 - GMT
Eine Flotte von 11 Extreme 40 Katamaranen hat am Eröffnunstag von Act 2 der globalen Extreme Sailing Series™ in Maskat ihre Rennen begonnen. Ein hart umkämpftes und im Ergebnis kaum vorhersagbares Event zeichnete sich dabei am Mittwoch ab: Die sieben Rennen sahen fünf unterschiedliche Sieger. ... [more]

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