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Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!! By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 11:19 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg three race leader Dongfeng yesterday was 100 nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack as she sped down the first part of the funnel that is the Malacca Straits. Then she hit the wall, almost parked up and in the day, she lost 55 miles. Suddenly she was only 45 nautical miles ahead of the second placed boat, MAPFRE, as the following fleet was still in 5-6 knots of breeze. ... [more]

2015 Australian 16ft Skiff Championships - Winner declared By Adam Lucius, Belmont , 9:41 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Not even a broken mast in the final heat could stop Manly's Brydens Compensation Lawyers from claiming a comprehensive win in the 2015 Australian 16ft Skiff Championships at Belmont. ... [more]

Bay of Islands Race Week: Registration Day By BOIRW Media, , 8:53 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Pre Race Day with a temperature of 27-28 degrees. Not too much wind, but it’s tomorrow on Race Day 1 that we want Mother Nature to come to the party. Currently forecast is light until mid morning when the bay breeze just might come up with 10 – 15 knots. ... [more]

Strait Ends wins Ross 780 NZ Nationals at Napier By Wayne Holdt, , 8:16 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Seven boats from Wairoa, Napier, Wellington and New Plymouth turned out for the regatta held in great sailing conditions. James Sandall skippering Strait Ends representing the Wairoa Yacht Club produced 7 wins of the 9 race series and backed it up with 2 second places to dominate the regatta. ... [more]

2015 Annapolis to Newport Race - Battle for Surflant Prize By Annapolis to Newport Race, , 4:58 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 Annapolis to Newport Race - Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy already entered for 2015, race committee challenges other academies to join battle for Surflant Prize. ... [more]

2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Off to a great start By Bill Wagner, , 4:36 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - There is no better sight than a steady stream of racing boats either sailing or motoring out of the Historic Seaport harbor around 10 a.m. on Monday. That's a sure sign that the annual race week held off Key West is starting on time and with enough wind to get the regatta underway. ... [more]

2015 Panerai Transat Classique - Day 13 - First boat arrives tomorrow By Panerai Transat Classique, , 4:04 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - GMT
2015 Panerai Transat Classique - The coming hours are going to be long, very long. The trade wind has weakened as predicted. All the competitors in the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 are affected and their speeds have dipped below the seven knot mark. Also as predicted Altair, race leader since 11 January, has been hurt most and her ETA has been put back to some time during the day on 20 January. ... [more]

Festival of Sails - Entries close tonight as entries creep towards 300 By Lisa Ratcliff - Festival of Sails Media, , 2:46 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Festival of Sails’ main act begins this Friday when the spectacular 9.30am start of the Melbourne to Geelong passage race off Williamstown for most of the 260 plus boat fleet marks the traditional opening of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest annual sailing regatta. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video By Andy Rice, , 2:27 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
This morning Team Alvimedica and the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have entered the mouth of the Malacca Strait, the potentially treacherous gateway to south-east Asia. ... [more]

Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Day 3 By Sue Pelling, , 1:58 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - GMT
The concluding races the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Coastal Series took place today. Although the conditions were unusually light and fluky, the racing was intense in all classes with most fighting it out for overall honours right to the bitter end. ... [more]

World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration By WMRT, , 1:57 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AF GMT
Retail broker Alpari (UK) Limited, title sponsor for the World Match Racing Tour since 2012, has gone into administration, after being battered by the surge in the Swiss franc last week. The tour announced that it is continuing as scheduled, including their final event of the 2014 World Championship in Malaysia on February 10-14. ... [more]

Inaugural Phuket Yacht Show postponed By Phuket Yacht Show Media, Phuket, Thailand , 1:23 AM Tuesday 20 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The organisers of the new yacht charter show for Asia have announced the postponement of the first edition, scheduled to take place 12-15 February in Phuket Yacht Haven Marina, which is under redevelopment to make it the biggest superyacht marina in Asia. ... [more]

Auckland Anniversary Regatta Spectator Cruise By Toni Tanner, Auckland Viaduct , 8:12 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - GMT
Auckland Anniversary Regatta Spectator Cruise, Monday 26 January, 9am - 1pm, Waitemata Harbour ... [more]

Tower of the Year Honors - Local company singled out By BoatUS, , 6:28 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - GMT
At the BoatUS Towing Services Annual Conference last night in Clearwater Beach, Florida, a local company that is part of the country’s largest recreational boat towing network helping boaters get safely home was singled out for its professionalism. Tower of the Year honors went to Vessel Assist Ventura, which is owned and operated by Captain Paul Amaral. ... [more]

Kieler Woche 2015 promotes Olympic sailing competitions By Kieler Woche Pressesprecher, , 6:19 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - GMT
Kieler Woche is being held from June 20th to 28th 2015. With more and more world championships taking place in Kiel, the city emphasizes its application to host the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2024 or 2028. Just like in the previous year with a record number of participants for the ORC Worlds and the following SAP 505 Worlds, there will again be two high-class world championships ... [more]

Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Kiteboarding and Dragons return By Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, , 6:13 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - GMT
The 46 edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, to be held between 28 March and 4 April in the Bay of Palma in Mallorca (Spain), will see an increase of competitors with the incorporation of the astonishing Kiteboarding and the comeback of the Dragon Class. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview By ISAF, , 5:28 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - From 26-31 January 2015, Miami, USA will welcome world class fields in ten Olympic and three Paralympic events for the second regatta of the series. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 Class - Miami Winter Series By Audi Melges 20 North American Board, , 5:23 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The first 2014/2015 Miami Winter Series (MWS) event is in the books. Jason Michas at the helm of Midnight Blue prevailed to win the overall title on the final day with Marc Hollerbach on FU finishing in second. Our great friend from Italy - Achille Onorato aboard Mascalzone Latino, Jr. rounded out the top three. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - El Neutrogena es desmarca By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:15 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - GMT
Màxima tensió al capdavant de la flota de la Barcelona World, Race. El Cheminées Poujoulat continua liderant i en l'últim butlletí de posicions (14:00 UTC) Bernard Stamm i Jean Le Cam han ampliat considerablement el seu avantatge sobre Guillermo Altadill i José Muñoz (de 10 a 68 milles). ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Malaccan Strait lottery for Donfeng Race Team? By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:06 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Donfeng Race Team: The longer you stay front, the harder it becomes to convince yourself you can stay there. Leg 3: Abu Dhabi to Sanya (4,670 nautical miles) ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - The South is looming. By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:01 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - GMT
In the Barcelona World Race the leading boats are expected to reach 40°S, the border post of the ‘deep south’, on Wednesday. So for leaders Cheminées Poujoulat and their nearest rivals Neutrogena, as well as third-placed Gaes Centros Auditivos, today was a day to prepare – mentally, practically and tactically – for the fast-approaching challenges of the Southern Oceans. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Casse-têtes et jeux de patience By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:34 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - GMT
Aux portes du grand Sud, les équipages de la Barcelona World Race n’ont pas encore trouvé la clé des vents. Depuis 24 heures, le duo de tête se démène aux abords d’un front plutôt actif qui génère des vents très instables et quantité de grains parfois violents. ... [more]

Gazprom Swan 60 2015 circuit announced By Gazprom Swan 60 Class, , 3:45 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - GMT
The 2015 Gazprom Swan 60 Class circuit will run from April through to the end of September across Europe and Russia for all Swan 60 and Swan 601 yachts. The circuit will be sailed as a series of individual events organised by ClubSwan's Racing Office based in Florence. ... [more]

London Boat Show 2015 images provided by onEdition By onEdition, , 2:29 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - GMT
Images from the London Boat Show 2015 provided by onEdition. The show contained everything from the latest sailing innovations to show-stopping experiences, including the Controled Rain curtain at the entrance and a 'at sea' 4D sensory experience. ... [more]

CWM FX London Boat Show - Beds on Board launch By Sarah Branson, , 2:20 PM Monday 19 Jan 2015 - GMT
CWM FX London Boat Show - The founders of Beds on Board are delighted with the reception to the peer-to-peer marketplace that connects boat owners with accommodation seekers. Launched this week at the CWM FX London Boat Show, co-founder Jason Ludlow commented: ... [more]

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