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Barcelona World Race - Life in the fast lane By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:55 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
For the Barcelona World Race leaders this morning the motorway south to the Equator was opening up and British skipper Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss was back enjoying life in the fast lane. Speaking on the live video call today, when he was steering the VPLP-Verdier designed IMOCA 60 at more than 20kts in the brisk trade winds, the pleasure was written all over his face. His huge grin spoke volumes. ...

Round the Island Race - Entries open 9th January By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 3:52 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised annually by the Island Sailing Club (ISC) in Cowes, is on many a sailor's bucket list. Thousands have competed since the Race was first held in 1931 with entry numbers peaking at 1,908 in the 80th Anniversary year in 2011. ...

ActiveCaptain - The Great Loop Videos By Active Corporation, , 3:41 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
When we started our Great Loop journey last year, we did something that hadn't been done before - capture the entire Great Loop on video. We mounted a GoPro camera on our flybridge and shot high-def, time-lapse video through every travel day. Here are some of favorite videos. ...

RNLI Amble assists local fishing vessel Fair Harvest By Alan Stewart, , 3:24 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
RNLI volunteers from Amble Lifeboat station responded to their first call out of 2015, on Monday 5th January, by launching the all-weather lifeboat The Four Boys to assist local fishing vessel Fair Harvest, which reported as having engine trouble. ...

World ARC 2014 - One year on By World Cruising Club, , 2:58 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
For the World ARC 2014 fleet January 2015 marks a significant milestone. Exactly one year on since their voyage began in Saint Lucia, they have been on an adventure exploring the spectacles of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Now, with the fleet moored at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town it’s almost time to once again set sail and get back on the ocean. ...

BAR HQ will provide a showcase for clean energy By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 2:50 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Low Carbon partnership will power team's HQ during bid to bring America's Cup to Britain. Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) is leading the sporting world in sustainability, in its bid to bring the 35th America's Cup to the UK. The sailing team, formed by Olympic multi-gold medallist Ben Ainslie, is announcing a long-term partnership with renewables investor Low Carbon. ...

Australian Youth Championships 2015 - Racing kicks-off By Cora Zillich, , 2:37 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Australian Youth Championships 2015: The first day of the Australian Youth Championships started with a southerly breeze which shifted considerably, forcing race officers to hold the start until the breeze settled. By the second race, the breeze had settled into a typical south westerly 'Fremantle Doctor' with short waves keeping competitors on their toes. ...

Met Office issues severe weather warnings for northern UK + Video By UK Met Office, , 2:32 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for northern parts of the UK. Although it will be very windy for most areas, winds will be less strong in southern areas. ...

International 14 Worlds 2015 - Practice day ahead of Worlds By Tracey Johnstone - i14 World Championships Media, , 2:20 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
International 14s World Championship 2015: The official practice race day prior to the first day of the fleet racing in International 14s World Championship being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club. ...

Radio Ham Exams in the Davao Gulf of the Philippines By Seven Seas Cruising Association, , 2:11 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
On February 25, 2015 at 0930 local time the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) is conducting a ham exam 'gam' at Holiday Oceanview Marina on Samal Island in the Davao Gulf of the Philippines. ...

Panerai Transat Classique 2015 - D-Day: Wind, waves ... And more wind! By Panerai Transat Classique 2015, , 1:53 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Panerai Transat Classique 2015: With just hours to go before the starting gun fires, the competitors of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 are following the weather reports with keen interest, the latest forecast being for strong winds and a cross sea. Expect a southward start, but that could all change in the interim... ...

12ft Skiff Interdominion - Little Bus challenges for title By Di Pearson, , 12:59 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
In the 12ft Skiff Interdominion, being held on Sydney Harbour this week, the Sydney Sailmakers crew of Nick Press/Andrew Stevenson was pushed hard today by New Zealand’s Chris Reid/Andrew Clarke aboard Little Bus, who are hoping to nudge the Aussies from atop the podium. ...

Flying Dutchman World Championships - Images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 12:46 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Flying Dutchman World Championships images provided by photographer Andrea Francolini. ...

Australian Youth Championships - Top sailors to face Fremantle Doctor By Cora Zillich, , 12:40 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 Australian Youth Championships (7-10 January 2015) start in Fremantle today with the Nation’s top youth sailors in a variety of classes facing four days of fresh sea breezes, known locally as the 'Fremantle Doctor'. ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa gets back to work at their Cagliari base By Sail-World, , 11:21 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
America's Cup challenger, Luna Rossa, has got back into their work at the team's base in Cagliari, Italy. Top international photographer takes us inside the base ...

Foiling Moth Worlds: Five Emirates Team NZ sailors contesting Worlds By Sail-World, , 10:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Five members of the Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team are in Victoria, Australia, for the Australian and World Moth championships. ...

2015 Tasar World Champs - Chris Dance and Peter Hackett series leader By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 9:59 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Tasar World Championship - Tuesday 6th January the Tasar 2015 World Championships had three races during the afternoon. Initially it was a light southerly breeze and a low chop, with the breeze slowly increasing by the third race into a relatively strong wind and very choppy seas with swell running in different directions. ...

Skiff World Championships - Snakes and Ladders on Day 3 By Rick Steuart, Perth , 9:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
At the ACO Musto Performance Skiff World Championships 2015 in Perth WA the sailors were talking at the breakfast table of a forecast of 25 knots or better with big whitecaps on the water and a fair number of capsizes to deal with. Down on the lawn, they were working on how to take spare tiller extensions with them in case they broke them. ...

Musto Skiff Worlds: Good day for an all rounder By Rick Steuart, Perth , 8:46 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Predict Wind said one thing and the BOM site said another. Both of them were right. Three races were held on Melville Water West with a variation of wind strengths in the first two races ranging from 20 + knots down to nine knots with a third race that experienced a booming comeback from the wind gods. This took left hand side of the course up to 20 knots and started bowling the tailenders over. ...

Paper Tiger Catamaran National Titles - A titanic struggle By Travis Woods, Lauderdale TAS , 8:23 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The Paper Tiger Catamaran National Titles 2015 at Lauderdale Yacht Club of Tasmania on Monday 5th of Jan presented sailors with postcard Frederick Henry Bay conditions, with a 14-18 knot sea breeze, which hung around all afternoon, and even enticed a pod of dolphins to join in the first lap of Race five. ...

Ronstan Australian Fireball Championship overall By Robin Inns, Gosford , 8:01 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
Ronstan Australian Fireball Championship 2014-15: The enthusiastic fleet experienced predominantly light to moderate conditions with plenty of wind shifts to keep it interesting! Racing was tight in all races with the overall winners not decided until the final race. The top three teams were using different combinations for their set ups. ...

A Class Catamaran Australian National Championships - Overall report By Robert Griffits, Lake Cootharaba , 7:36 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
After six races, we are half way along the proposed schedule of twelve races at the A Class Catamaran National Championships at Lake Cootharaba. A fleet of 50 boats are competing, with numbers down a little this year due to a clash with the International Moth Class Australian and World Championships in Victoria. ...

RS Aero Winter Championships overall By Peter Barton, , 3:25 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 RS Aero Winter Championships - The RS Aero Class decided to make The Oxford Blue event of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series their class Winter Champs and with up to 20 boats a week being delivered to owners at the end of 2014 they managed to round up an impressive 25 entries within six months of the first boats being delivered. ...

Go on a submarine adventure in a special family fun day at the museum By Jude Timms, , 3:18 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
This summer the Australian National Maritime Museum is all about underwater exploration with its brand new children’s adventureland, Voyage to the Deep. And to celebrate it is inviting families to a special submarine family fun day inspired by the exhibition and its resident submarine HMAS Onslow on Sunday 18 January. ...

Moth World Championship: Outteridge prepares for showdown at Sorrento By Di Pearson, , 2:24 AM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) has received a record 165 entries for the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship due to be sailed in the popular seaside town of Sorrento from 9-16 January, 2015, on Port Phillip. Among the entries is defending world champion Nathan Outteridge, the 2012 Olympic 49er gold medallist and America’s Cup skipper for Artemis Racing ...

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