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Etchells Open Day: November 4 at Z Pier - all welcome By Etchells NZ, , 10:31 AM Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
An Etchells Invitational will be held on Tuesday 4th November 2014, from 5:00 p.m at Z Pier, Westhaven, Auckland Your chance to get involved with a fun, fast, competitive fleet Anyone is welcome who would like to learn more - no experience required! ... [more]

New kid on the block – We are pleased to introduce to you the Byte CI By Tom Rosoman, NSW , 10:13 AM Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 - GMT
Performance Sailcraft Australia has been involved in the singlehanded dinghy market for over four decades so they know a thing or two about single hander sailing. Chris Caldecoat from PSA said 'When we acquired the Byte CII we knew the boat had amazing potential but after discussing the boat with the global builders we also found it was still potentially too much of a step for lighter sailors ... [more]

Marmaris International Race Week 2014 - Day two By Icarus Sailing Media, , 8:16 AM Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 - GMT
Marmaris International Race Week - However the plan for today was a special one with the regatta’s only coastal race scheduled to take the fleet outside the Gulf of Marmaris for some offshore sailing. There was an impressive sized fleet that turned out to race this morning with 150 boats waiting patiently as each division took their turn on the starting line. ... [more]

Where is the Deepwater Horizon oil? By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 7:54 AM Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 - GMT
During the 2010 crisis, some of the oil gushing from the seafloor appeared as slicks on the sea surface, while roughly half of it, scientists estimate, remained trapped in deep ocean plumes of mixed oil and gas, one of which was more than a mile wide, hundreds of feet high and extended for miles southwest of the broken riser pipe at the damaged Macondo well. ... [more]

Fisheries enforcement blitz targets snapper anglers By Gemma Gadd, , 5:39 AM Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 - GMT
The illegal take of snapper from Port Phillip, Western Port and Corner Inlet will be the focus of a Fisheries Victoria blitz starting Melbourne Cup long weekend. ... [more]

The sad loss of two RPYC Club Stalwarts - Allan Coutts and Peter Halla By SN Walton, , 5:02 AM Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Allan was a Member of the Club for 31 years. It was a rare day indeed when he and his beloved Equalizer weren't out on the River sailing on a Wednesday and Saturday. One of life's true gentlemen, Allan's desire to give back to the community saw him instrumental in RPYC hosting the annual Sailing on the Swan with Camp Quality for 18 years. His cheeky grin and sense of humour will be sadly missed. ... [more]

Weymouth welcomes Canadian 49er and FX teams By Sail Canada, , 4:50 AM Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 - GMT
After the ISAF World Championships, the Canadian Skiff Team moved to windy Weymouth to train for the month of October. Weymouth, being the host of the 2012 Olympic sailing events is a great venue, providing us with the perfect conditions to make some gains in our sailing. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel snatch lead for now By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:00 AM Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 - GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have finally given ground to Team Brunel after almost exactly a week at the head of the fleet but the new leaders’ thin advantage may well be very short-lived as the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 turned into a game of hunt-the-breeze. ... [more]

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - Australia among the best By Emily Simpson, , 3:38 AM Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 - GMT
2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - Australia’s leading superyacht organisation, Superyacht Australia will be showcasing the best of Australian brands at 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and promoting Australia as a cruising destination for global suoeryacht fleet. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:37 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have specified an Ice Gate in the Southern Ocean of which all competitors must stay to the North, or pass on their starboard side. The gate has been set along the line of 42degrees South and runs for 10 degrees of longitude. ... [more]

ISAF grants Sail Sydney 100 point status By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:26 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 2000 Sydney Olympics are almost a generation past, but the legacy for both dinghy sailors too young to be part of those Games and those on track for the Rio Olympics in two years’ time, carries on. Race days for Sail Sydney 2014, based at Woollahra Sailing Club at Rose Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, are spread from Tuesday December 2nd through to Sunday 7th. ... [more]

Wahoo Smackdown V attracting record number of anglers By John Bell, Bimini , 8:24 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - GMT
With some 30 boats already committed and at least another 10 anticipated, the November 13-15 Wahoo Smackdown hosted by the Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina will be the largest tournament in the history of the popular series. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Ataque holandês na costa brasileira By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:14 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - GMT
Os holandeses do Team Brunel assumiram a liderança da primeira etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, entre Alicante, na Espanha, e a Cidade do Cabo, na África do Sul. Os árabes Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, que estavam na ponta por uma semana, não conseguiram conter o ataque do barco da Holanda. ... [more]

Troton Sp.zo.o. to distribute Gator Guards in Poland By Yellow Marine Consultancy, , 5:58 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - GMT
Gator Guards the specialist in boat and engine protection based in Farmingtom, IL, USA are pleased to announce Troton Sp.zo.o. as Polish distributor for Keelshield, Gatorskinz, Skegshield and Bowshield products. Troton Sp.zo.o. is a marine distribution and manufacturing company based in Zabrowo in northern Poland. ... [more]

RS Aeros 5 Squad training to start next month By RS Aero Class, , 5:47 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The first UK RS Aero 5 National Squad Training programme will start in November, with five weekends scheduled between then and March. Organised in collaboration with the established RS Tera programme to dovetail with their squad events, the Aero 5 offers the perfect development pathway. Training will be run by Peter Barton, a top coach as well as the Aero Class Manager. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Reality for Team Vestas Wind By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 5:36 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race is an event that you get to watch unfold as something real. What happens on these boats day-to-day, what’s sent, what’s written about, what’s photographed, what’s on video is REAL. When you wake at 3am, it’s dark, really dark. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Mapfre, pisando el acelerador By Francisco Vignale, Mapfre OBR, , 5:23 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. El barco español consigue la velocidad más alta de la flota en lo que va de etapa: 24 nudos (44,5 km/h). El último parte de posiciones refleja además que es el que más viento tiene, con 25 nudos (46,3 km/h) del Norte. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Straight-line progress continues for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 5:07 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team Alvimedica OBR Amory Ross reports on the crew’s progress. It’s beginning to feel a bit like Groundhog Day onboard! Our straight-line progress south continues without significant change and after 48 hours of port tack bliss we’re still free running in the South Equatorial Current at steady speeds in excess of 20 knots. ... [more]

JCU team discovers a piece of Australia under Vanuatu By Richard Davis, , 4:24 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - GMT
Researchers from James Cook Univ. have uncovered a fragment of Australia beneath Vanuatu – and it may cause a rethink on how continents are built. Geologists thought the volcanic Vanuatu islands, about 2200km east of Townsville, were isolated from continental influences. But now research by a JCU team suggests the ‘geological basement’ of Vanuatu contains ancient material from northern Australia. ... [more]

OceansWatch hard at work in the Solomon Islands By OceansWatch, , 4:04 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
September and October have been very busy months, with our yacht Anna Rose finally reaching the Solomon Islands. In Lata, Santa Cruz, we met with local government, ran a workshop on marine threats such as crown-of-thorns, and weathered a serious thunderstorm. Anna Rose then sailed off from Lata towards the low-lying Reef Islands. ... [more]

Do you have the proper fire extinguisher onboard? By BoatUS, , 3:47 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
We know we need them on board, but how many do we need and how do they work? The Coast Guard requires boats to have at least one B-1 marine fire extinguisher on board. Depending on the size of your boat you may need more than one. Boats under 26' have to have at least one B-1 fire extinguisher on board. ... [more]

This low cost 'line saver' could save your yacht! By John Jamieson, , 3:34 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
What one piece of low cost sailing gear could save your boat in a howling gale, or when tied up in a slip or alongside a pier, or in a swell-swept anchorage or mooring? Without it, your yacht might well become just another marine insurance statistic! ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Countdown to Cape Town for Dongfeng Race Team By Yann Riou, , 3:05 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. OBR for Dongfeng Race Team, Yann Riou, reports on the team’s progress. We almost are… Let’s say that with our 10-day weather files, we did a first routing to Cape Town today… In theory, we know when we arrived, in which position, and where to go. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA entering the Southern Ocean + Video By Corinna Halloran, , 2:52 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 17 for the team as they enter the Southern Ocean. Entering the Southern Ocean and racing to Cape Town is not as easy as sailing a straight line South. Currently, we are heading west in order to catch a Low pressure that spins out of the South. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel leading the pack By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 2:42 PM Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team Brunel OBR Stefan Coppers reports on day 17 for the crew - who are currently in first position, some 2611.9nm from Cape Town. 'The fans who follow us at home now think, why the hell have the guys chose this strange route yesterday,' says Bouwe Bekking with a sour face. ... [more]

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