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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Belcher-Ryan lead the Men’s 470 By Cora Zillich, , 2:15 AM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - World Champions Mat Belcher (NSW) and Will Ryan (NSW) will lead the 470 Men ten-boat medal race line up on Sunday (30 November) after a solid two, two scoreline from Saturday’s two races at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind abandoned + Video from Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:16 AM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
The crew of the Volvo Ocean Race have abandoned their yacht and are in life rafts tethered to the reef awaiting for daylight and to be taken off by the crew of a nearby coastguard station at first light. In two videos Team Alvimedica skipper, Charlie Enright reports from the scene, two hours before daylight, and Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad updates from Race HQ in Alicante ...

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Second postponement announced By Trish Jenkins, , 1:15 AM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The start of the RORC Transatlantic Race has been further delayed due to adverse weather conditions. A further amendment to the Sailing Instructions was posted by the Race Committee delaying the scheduled start to 1000 UTC Sunday 30th November. ...

Is $10k enough to get you to the Etchells Australian Championship? By john Curnow, , 11:12 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
OK. Fessing up. You can’t have it all, but you can have a piece of it as a travel subsidy! January 11 to 16, 2015 and based out of the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron are the key logistical facts. It will be sailed on the waters of the Gulf of St Vincent. 'It should be pretty warm, if not hot, with fresh winds and quite a few waves', as Etchells President, Jake Gunther commented. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica stand by stricken Team Vestas Wind By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:21 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica Navigator Will Oxley shares this update from on board, as they stand by the stricken Team Vestas Wind, which has run aground and will be abandoned in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'We are in contact with Vestas every 30 minutes on VHF radio whilst we wait for dawn at which time the local coast guard should be able to help effect a rescue. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind hits reef and will be abandoned By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:47 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
The Danish flagged entry, and newest boat on the Volvo Ocean race, Team Vestas Wind, has struck a reek off Mauritius and will be abandoned. ...

Club Marine Series – You just have to love him. By John Curnow, , 1:32 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Yes. Huey does have a heart. Well, at least that’s exactly what the God of Wind wants you to think of him. Almost in spite, or was it redemption, he turned on a bright, sunny and warm 25˚C day with consistent Sou’souwesters of 10-15knots. Most could remember, but probably chose to forget Round Two back at the beginning of the November, which was blown out. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 28 - Oil cartel forces price drop By Collinson FX, , 12:21 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
November 28, 2014: The OPEC cartel managed to push oil prices even lower overnight by refraining from cutting production limits, putting massive pressure on higher cost oil producing nations. ...

First Abu Dhabi, ISAF Sailing World Cup medals decided By ISAF, , 12:09 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
The first medals have been decided at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A testing breeze in the region of 8-12 knots greeted the Women’s RS:X, Laser, 49erFX, Women’s 470 and Finn racers for the morning session of Medal Races. ...

2014 Blackmores MC38 Pittwater Regatta - Dark Star rises early By Lisa Ratcliff, , 10:52 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Blackmores MC38 Pittwater Regatta - The local MC38 Dark Star took the early series lead on the magic opening day of the Blackmores MC38 Open regatta, a result of tidy crew work rather than local knowledge assures owner John Bacon. ...

ISAF World Cup: Kiwis lead in 49erFX in Abu Dhabi By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:44 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
After the conclusion of the first two days of sailing in the ISAF Gold Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, the New Zealand 49er FX team hold an 11 pt lead. In the Mens 49er events Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski have pulled through from 10th overall on the first day to be in second, 9pts off the leading Polish sailors, after turning a 3, 1, 8 place card ...

SSORC 2014: Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 10:25 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Given the mid morning start to their short passage race to Lion Island and back for the first race of the Short Ocean Racing Series, things were looking a little quiet for the IRC and PHS divisions. But PRO Denis Thompson had barely raised the AP flag than the expected nor'easter started to build across the harbour and the fleet got away minutes later. ...

Gillian Thomson inducted into the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame By Sail Canada, , 10:04 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Gillian Thomson was honored this week for her 28 years of dedicated service and work at the Central Okanagan Sailing Association (COSA). ...

Intrigue’s light weather wins in Long Race Series By Peter Campbell, , 9:04 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Veteran Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert underlined his skills as a light weather helmsman on the Derwent today, steering his 30-year-old Intrigue to a double handicap victory in the Combined Clubs Long Race Series. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Tropical depression proves to be circuit breaker By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:24 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
The seven strong fleet in the Volvo Ocean Race have been split in two by the effects of a tropical depression over the past 24 hours or so. Having been in close contact for the first week of the race, and covered by about 25nm, the lead group positioned to the east gained a 20nm lead over the three boats positioned to the west, off the coast of Mauritius. ...

Sydney Short Ocean Racing Champs - Victoire and About Time gun boats By Di Pearson, , 8:06 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship - Darryl Hodgkinson sailed his Cookson 50 to first place on day one of Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s 37th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC), in the race from Sydney Harbour to Lion Island and return today. ...

New image and website for the 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta By Heineken Regatta, , 7:37 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Web users will be greeted with a fresh and revitalized regatta website that combines all relative event information in one place. Easy to navigate and full of fun regatta images, it gives you a glimpse of the exciting dynamics of the event, showcasing the sailing and party aspects while delivering essential information. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Tropical motorway By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 7:36 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Brunel has sailed into the tropical depression. Although the wind has moderated slightly, it is still blowing at 32 knots (61 km/h) from the south east. ...

2015 Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race now a Transpac qualifier By Laurie Morrison, , 7:00 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Officials with the Newport Ocean Sailing Association have announced that the iconic Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race is now an approved Transpac qualifying event. ...

Ultra-low sulphur fuel for yachts By Bobby Reis, , 6:05 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
The Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association (ABMA) is very pleased to announce that Falmouth Harbour Marina, Catamaran Marina and Antigua Yacht Club Marina are now providing only ultra-low sulphur fuel to yachts. This is as a result of joint efforts of the marinas and the ABMA in raising the issue of the fuel previously supplied having a sulphur content higher than legal requirements in Europe ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - Leaderboards shape up By ISAF, , 5:02 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The leaderboards across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding event at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE are shaping up ahead of the penultimate day of racing. ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Last opportunity to vote! By Bernard Schopfer, , 4:09 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014’ competition is proving more popular than ever. In just under a month, no less than 50,000 people have visited the event website and viewed 380,000 pages, whilst more than 28,000 people have already voted for their favorite photograph. The social networks have been hugely successful too, with uncountable mentions, ‘shares’ and ‘likes’. ...

Dutch Match Cup wins Tourism Award By WMRT, , 3:42 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
Batavia Sailing Center, the Dutch organising team responsible for staging the brand new fifth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour has scooped the 2014 Flevius Award presented by Flevoland Tourism. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - This problem is going to hang over all the way By Amy Monkman, , 3:07 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
We won’t be able to relax until the end of the leg, it’s the kind of problem that can end our race. Its happened a load of times in offshore racing. ...

2014 World Yacht Racing Forum - Less than two weeks to go By James Gradwell, , 2:19 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 World Yacht Racing Forum - The CEO of Alvimedica will be one of the event speakers alongside Sir Keith Mills, Bertrand Cardis, Bryan Winning, David Brabis, James Dadd, Dobbs Davis, Alistair Fox and many other key personalities from the yacht racing industry. ...

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