Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind images from the reef recovery
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
11:36 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius.
Shane Smart was sent to cover the recovery operation and filed these images ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovered from reef
By Sail-World.com/nz and Volvo OR Media, ,
10:11 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
The Volvo65, Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off St Brandon, on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. the yacht has been hoisted aboard a Maersk shipping line vessel, after being dragged over the reef and into the lagoon on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. ...
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Will it be Bash and Crash?
By Rob Mundle, ,
5:03 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A bashing, crashing and punishing first night at sea could well decide the outcome in the race for line honours in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: USA's RIO 100 trains off Sydney Heads
By Andrea Francolini, ,
3:17 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
Andrea Francolini was on the water with the US supermaxi, RIO 100 during offshore training session before the Boxing Day Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, and provided this gallery of images. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Weather early Xmas gift for small yachts
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, ,
2:30 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The 117 yachts in the Rolex Sydney Hobart will face an early test this year, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasting a sharp 20 to 25 knot southerly change on Boxing Day afternoon not long after the start. ...
Soldiering on in the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, ,
1:58 AM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There’s no doubt the returned soldiers aboard Spirit of Mateship and Southern Excellence II are the kind of blokes you want around if things went horribly wrong – and for that matter, you want them for the good stuff too – because they are top blokes. ...
Recreational boating drownings up significantly
By Maritime NZ, ,
9:42 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
More Kiwis than ever are out boating, but this year’s recreational boating toll is 'far too high' with 24 lives lost, compared to 19 last year, according to Maritime New Zealand. The current drowning toll is 24 compared for 19 for the whole of 2013.
'Our 2014 research tells us that we have a large boatie population with nearly 1 in 3 adults (29%) getting out on the water and that boaties’ safet ...
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Count down to Caribbean opener
By Sue Pelling, ,
7:19 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series: This event, which kick starts the Caribbean race season, is proving to be a huge attraction for overseas entries with over 20 already signed and more than 50 boats expected overall. One of the biggest draws is the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race (21 January), a 60 nautical mile ocean race round the island. There are currently 14 established records in this race. ...
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - The mental game + Videos
By Barcelona World Race, ,
5:43 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race: The challenges of racing as a duo, not just seeking to perform at the highest level over a period of 90 to 100 days but actually co-habiting in a small, confined space whilst also experiencing extremes of discomfort – wet, damp, tired, hot, cold, emotional and physical. Here Ken Way gives an insight into how he helps the relationship between the two skippers work. ...
Inaugural Australian Viper 640 One Design Regatta
By Viper Viper, western australia ,
4:00 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Aus. Viper 640 One Design Regatta: Heather Monkhouse on Hissteria said after the finish of one race, 'We sailed really well and we were near last. How did that happen? ……And then I looked in front and we had about seven boats just seconds in front of us. We were still in it if we sailed well…. The racing is so close.' Saturday was meant to be breeze above 18 knots all day. It didn’t eventuate. ...
Sail-World's coverage of Rolex Sydney Hobart will be its biggest ever
By Rob Kothe, ,
3:50 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Our nine sites world-wide will be carrying the full vision coverage and we will also have Nic Douglass's audio coverage starting from 8am. Great feedback this last week for our three part interview series with Nico, Chris Nicholson on Team Vestas grounding. Positive comments too on our feature article on the development of the junior dinghy and a sad week for Australian keelboat sailing. ...
2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled
By Terry Travers, Tasmania ,
1:51 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
In a dismal day for adventure style racing The Australian Three Peaks Race committee of the Mersey Yacht Club inc. announced that the 2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled and the organisation will go into recess. ...
Quiet Atlantic hurricane season - new surge forecast products debuted
By NOAA, ,
1:46 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The Atlantic hurricane season will officially end on November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted. Still, the season afforded NOAA scientists with opportunities to produce new forecast products, showcase successful modeling advancements, and conduct research to benefit future forecasts. Improved model, new surge forecast products and research projects debuted. ...
Beach party wraps up ARC+ for another year
By World Cruising Club, ,
12:14 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The second edition of this alternative route to the traditional ARC route saw 50 yachts and over 200 crew enjoy the same great activity programme before and after their ARC crossing, but also an interesting and enjoyable stopover on São Vicente, one of the less visited of the Cape Verde islands. Crews were full of praise for ARC+ route, now an integral part of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Clark's thoughts on Comanche's maiden race
By Sail-World, ,
12:01 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Comanche’s owner, Jim Clark concedes that a Rolex Sydney Hobart isn’t the ideal first race for such a big, complex machine, but: 'I am married to an Australian, and I’ve seen the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart a number of times. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 20 - Sea change options reduced
By Collinson FX, ,
11:21 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
December 20, 2014: The week dominated by the Fed closed strongly with equities surging towards record highs and wiping out previous losses. Christmas is upon us so expectations for any sea-change will be reduced. A good look at GDP growth in Europe and the US should confirm a fairly ordinary 2014, this week, while confidence may be reflected in the consumer with cheaper energy. ...
St Thomas International Regatta announce sponsors
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
10:20 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Organizers of the St. Thomas International Regatta are proud to announce that Cruzan Rum and Presidente beer, distributed by Glazer’s Premier Distributors, LLC, will provide major sponsorship in support for the 2015 regatta. ...
Waves within waves
By Leslie G. Baehr, ,
7:35 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Scientists have a name for this phenomenon—internal waves. By definition, internal waves occur in the deep, well beyond people’s purview. Scientists have generated miniature internal waves in small tanks in the lab, but out in the wild, they’re as elusive as a white horse in a snowstorm. ...
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Salt water therapy
By Jim Gale RSHYR media, ,
7:03 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Warwick Sherman never really wanted to do the Rolex Sydney Hobart, he’d done plenty of ocean racing, but bashing his way across Bass Strait to get to Tasmania just didn't grab him. Perversely, all that changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. ...
Soto 40 South American Tour - Coming soon
By Soto 40, ,
5:31 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The second stage of the Soto 40 South American Tour is coming up next and will be held in Algarrobo, Chile from 24 - 31 January. More than eight yachts are expected to take part in the Chille Sailing Week, a competition noted for its level of competition and close racing, where success is characterized by consistency, precision and teamwork. ...
2014 India International Regatta – Gusty wind plays spoilsport
By India International Regatta, ,
4:46 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 India International Regatta - After two days of fantastic sailing conditions, rains and consistent winds of over 20 knots with gusts of upto 28 forced the Race Committee to cancel the racing for the day. ...
Boats.com announces three-year sponsorship agreement with YJA
By YJA, ,
3:47 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Boats.com, the global online resource for boating enthusiasts to explore, discover and research, is delighted to announce an exciting three-year sponsorship deal with the Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) for its prestigious Yachtsman of the Year awards. ...
Belcher and Ryan win Copa Brasil de Vela to top off a successful 2014
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:31 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
World Champions Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) have won the Men’s 470 at the 'Copa Brasil de Vela' on Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay overnight. ...
2014 National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Victorian entry
By Peter Campbell, ,
3:08 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2014 Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race will have special significance for Melbourne yachtsman Richard Gates – culminating a return to yachting after a break of 30 years and sailing back to where he grew up. ...
Flying Dutchman Worlds on Sydney Harbour
By Peter Campbell, ,
2:48 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The Flying Dutchman, regarded as one of the finest and fastest one-design dinghy classes ever designed, will return to Sydney Harbour en masse when the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron conducts the Australian and World championships, starting next week. ...
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