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Volvo Ocean Race: Will Oxley on the Race so far - Part 1 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:51 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
The stopover in Sanya at the end of Leg 3 was a chance for Team Alvimedica navigator, Will Oxley to reflect on the leg just sailed, and the Volvo Ocean Race so far. 'Long periods of quite boring sailing interspersed with some quite important tactical periods where it became quite interesting,' is how Oxley, now on his third Volvo Ocean Race, describes the Leg. ...

Team Vestas Wind: Setting up base in the Alps By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 8:41 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
Blog from Bergamo: Aimee now has the responsibility of organising accommodation for everyone that will live here for the next four months. Not only does she do this but also manages to somehow book our flights, transfers, get us into a gym…(I’m not going to say I like that idea of that, Trae will be here soon to undo the damage I did during Christmas. Stay tuned for that saga to develop). ...

Hong Kong Dragon Class Championship overall By Rupert Street, Hong Kong , 8:30 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
There is nothing like starting the year with a bang! (crash and wallop)! For this year’s Hong Kong Dragon Championship, 14 boats lined up for a thrilling two-weekend regatta at Middle Island. Going into the again much quieter last day; D55 showed a narrow points margin with her discards. ...

JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Will a new record be set? By Sail-World.com, , 3:39 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
Since the first regatta in 1938, the quality of competition at the J.J. Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship has been so strong that there have been only eleven multiple championship-winning skippers in the event’s 75 year history. U.S. champion Howie Hamlin is looking to regain JJ Giltinan title he won in 2002 and 2003 and will contest 2015 regatta with new rigs specially developed for the challenge ...

Sandringham Yacht Club seeks Boating Manager By Di Pearson, , 2:14 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), one of Australia’s most progressive and awarded yacht clubs, is looking for an experienced person to fill the role of Boating Manager. ...

Team Jolly: That’s One Way to Start the New Year - Aleh + Powrie By isaf media, Miami , 10:31 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Team Jolly - 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists and Rolex Sailors of the Year, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie report on their latest regatta - the 2015 ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami: Its been a busy start to 2015, by the end of January we have already been to Miami and back, competed in and subsequently won the first World Cup event of this year.. ...

Advanced Sea Survival Course in Wellington By Matt Wood, Wellington , 10:23 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Wellington Ocean Sports will be running an Advanced Sea Survival Course over the weekend of Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015. Advanced Sea Survival is a comprehensive theoretical and practical course required by crew competing in Category 1 offshore races. ...

Extreme Sailing Series Singapore: The Wave scores three wins on Day 1 By Sail-World.com: NZL, , 8:59 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Top British multihull sailor, Leigh McMillan, got off to an excellent start on Day 1 of the Extreme Sailing Series, Singapore. Sailing The Wave Muscat, the team representing Oman won three of the eight races sailed to finish the day just where they wanted: in pole position. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Bird's eye view for Miss World By Volvo Ocean race, , 8:15 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Miss World Rolene Strauss is used to being the focus of the photographer’s lens but on Thursday she turned the camera on herself to capture the most amazing ‘selfie’ (see below) up the 100ft (30.3 metres) mast of a Volvo Ocean Race boat. The challenge to shimmy up the mast turns many a strong guy into jelly, but the 22-year-old from Volkrust, South Africa, didn’t need asking twice when Race lea ...

Barcelona World Race - Indian Ocean tests skippers’ endurance By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:03 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - To sail 15,000 miles around the Southern Ocean is a marathon achievement, and five weeks after they set off, the seven teams in the Barcelona World Race are acutely aware of the fact that they are not yet halfway. After the survival conditions of the low pressure system which threatened the leaders ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Miss World shimmies up the mast of VOR boat By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:49 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-14 Leg 4 - Miss World Rolene Strauss is used to being the focus of the photographer’s lens but on Thursday she turned the camera on herself to capture the most amazing ‘selfie’ up the 100ft (30.3 metres) mast of a Volvo Ocean Race boat. ...

Barcelona Word Race - A la fortune du Sud By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:39 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Le grand train des dépressions balaie désormais toute la flotte de la Barcelona Word Race. Pris dans les rugissements de vents soutenus, bringuebalés par une houle capricieuse, les sept bateaux en course cavalent vers la prochaine balise d’importance sur leur tour du monde, le cap Leeuwin. ...

Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:27 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
For the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia, the season finale of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, twelve of the world’s top match racing teams are readying themselves for competition. Now in its 10th year, and with the event being staged in Johor in the south of Malaysia for the first time, the new venue could shake up the pecking order ...

Sail the Gulf Regatta Day 2 - A perfect day of racing + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 4:14 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail the Gulf Regatta 2015 Day 2 was held in Doha, the capital of Qatar. After the Optimist Team Race yesterday, it was time for all the other classes competing here to get out on the race track – Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser, Hobie Cat 16 and 470! ...

Southampton Boat Show - RYA Mega Prize Draw winner announced + Video By Emma Slater, , 4:08 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
The RYA Mega Prize Draw competition was held at the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show. A very shocked and surprised Derek Mayhew from Ipswich has been announced as the winner. ...

Boat Docking Secrets - How to Avoid Springline Snap-back By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 4:06 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Docking your boat will always be easier with spring lines. But too much tension on a spring could create a hazard for you, your sailing crew or partner. Practice this easy 'springing-under-control' exercise to become master and commander of your small sailboat--wherever you sail or cruise! ...

Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, les premiers inscrits ! By La solitaire de Figaro, , 3:54 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
A moins de 4 mois du coup d’envoi de la 46ème édition de La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, 20 skippers sont régulièrement inscrits. Un plateau qui devrait cette année encore rassembler 40 à 45 bateaux au départ de Bordeaux. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave on track for first win in Singapore By Oman Sail, , 2:38 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
On the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series Leigh McMillan’s hopes of turning the tables to post his first ever win in Singapore are on track after The Wave, Muscat finished at the top of the leaderboard while the new crew on Oman Air wasted little time in offering glimpses of their potential. ...

San Diego Yacht Club - Sinks and McElvain are an unstoppable pair By Katelyn Montero, , 2:13 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
If Scott Sinks and Rebecca McElvain weren’t already on your list of young sailors to watch out for, the Yacht Racing Union of Southern California is making sure that they are now. Together, Sinks and McElvain are an unstoppable pair. As a pair, they have collected a number of titles, including first place in the 2014 U.S. Sailing Youth Championship and 2014 C420 National Championship. ...

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1 Singapore Day 1 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:59 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1 Singapore Day 1 - He said he wanted to win and wouldn’t settle for second this time round. And for Leigh McMillan and the team on The Wave, Muscat their campaign to become 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ champions couldn’t have got off to a better start. Under the gaze of the towering Singapore city skyline, ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 5 - KIWI moves higher and stronger By Collinson FX, , 1:52 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Feb 5, 2015: The AUDUSD traded 0.7750, while the KIWI pushed to 0.7360, looking much stronger and still insulated by healthy interest rate differentials. Central Bank activity remains the major driver of markets and remain loose to combat weak economic data. ...

ISAF recruiting for Chief Executive Officer By Sail-World.com, , 1:42 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
ISAF are now recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer, who will replace Jerome Pels who resigned last October after 17 years with ISAF, the last six of those as CEO. We note the long list of criteria for the potential office holder, the very last of which is.... Can you guess? ...

Hardy Cup Final - East over West win By Peter Campbell, , 1:39 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Just a couple of metres in the fifth and final race today decided the 2015 winner of the prestigious Hardy Cup on Sydney Harbour, a cross-nation duel between two of Australia’s outstanding young match racing skippers and their crews. ...

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta – Entries open, 2 weeks to go By Mel Steiner, , 1:27 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Yes, only two and a bit weeks to go before the 2015 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta – the biggest mixed fleet regatta on Lake Macquarie and the only 24 hour overnight round the cans race in Australia. The regatta which incorporates the Classic One Lap Dash, the 12 Hour Challenge and the 24 Hour Endurance, will commence on Saturday February 21 with the 24 Hour Race finishing on February 22 ...

RYA Dinghy Show - Inspìre your club members By Susie NationGrainger, , 1:17 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show is being held from 28 February to 01 March. If your club is looking for advice on legal issues, tips on increasing club membership or perhaps more knowledge about club racing then don’t miss the Show. ...

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