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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica on tour in Cape Town By Team Alvimedica, , 11:05 AM Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 - GMT
Visiting Cape Town was more than just a stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race for Team Alvimedica, but was an opportunity to really get to know the people and the culture of the 'mother city.' Take a look at how the team get involved while in Cape Town from meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu to visiting heart surgery patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Update from Alvimedica's Charlie and Mark By Charlie and Mark, Team Alvimedica, , 9:45 AM Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: We start Leg two to Abu Dhabi this evening, what could be 30 days of stop-start racing through the notoriously tricky Indian Ocean. It will be an emotional departure from Cape Town. The people here are so friendly, so welcoming, and we’ve had some incredible experiences while staying in this beautiful city. ... [more]

15th Ambassadors Cup - Brazil claims victory By May Ling Teo, Changi Sailing Club , 9:18 AM Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Light winds didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the 20 ambassadors who competed in the 15th annual Changi Sailing Club’s Ambassadors’ Cup, nor did the gentle breezes take the edge off the competitive spirit of the skippers and the crew who competed for the prestigious prize. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Alex Pella first ever Spanish skipper to finish first By Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, , 9:13 AM Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 - GMT
Spanish solo skipper Alex Pella wrote himself into the history books of the Route du Rhum solo Transatlantic race and Spanish ocean racing when he crossed the finish line of the 3,542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race first in Classe40 at 06:47:08 hrs TU/07:47:08hrs CET/02:47:08 Local Guadeloupe. ... [more]

Alex Pella (Tales 2 - Santander) premier Class40 en Guadeloupe By Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, , 8:55 AM Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 - GMT
Ce mercredi 19 novembre, à 07 heures 47 minutes et 08 secondes, le skipper espagnol Alex Pella a franchi la ligne d’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre de la 10è Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Le skipper de Tales 2 - Santander a mis 16 jours 17 heures 47 minutes et 08 secondes pour boucler le parcours de 3 542 milles à la vitesse moyenne de 8,82 nœuds. ... [more]

SSL Finals 2014 - Star World Champion Stanjek to race with Olesen By Alex D'Agosta, , 7:59 AM Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 - GMT
Star Sailors League Finals 2014, Nassau (Bahamas) - Robert Stanjek will be attempting to bring a stunning 2014 season to a fittingly impressive conclusion in the big upcoming Finals in Nassau in two weeks’ time. The second half of the year has proved particularly rewarding for the German sailor. ... [more]

Etchells: Tuesday Night November 18 Report and Results By Etchells NZ, , 7:56 AM Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After what seemed to have been a week of typhoon conditions (minus the tropical warmth), the weather relented and Auckland put on one of those stunning evenings that make you careless of the foregoing misery. A dozen Etchells enjoyed some close (at times, perilously close) racing on a longish course, set to take full advantage of the fresh Westerly. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Finn fight looming on Port Phillip By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:32 AM Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Two English born Finn sailors, once coach and student, will draw swords at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in December on Port Phillip. Both are gunning for national team selection and a chance to represent their country at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Ed Wright sailing for Great Britain and Oli Tweddell representing Australia, where he’s lived for the past decade. ... [more]

Rugby man appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia By Jane Gordon, , 4:36 AM Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 - GMT
Yachting Australia has announced the appointment of experienced and respected sports administrator Matt Carroll to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Matt commences with Yachting Australia on Monday 24 November 2014, replacing Phil Jones who is leaving the organisation after 17 years at the helm. He comes from a background of roles in Australian and Japanese Rugby and Rugby World Cup. ... [more]

Welcome back: Congressional Cup Joins Alpari World Match Racing Tour By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 12:27 AM Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) has announced the addition of the Congressional Cup to the 2015 World Championship Tour schedule. The announcement follows this year’s 50th anniversary of the historic Congressional Cup event, organised by Long Beach Yacht Club, in Long Beach, California. ... [more]

The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 2 Preview By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 11:51 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent and analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Here's his preview of Leg 2: Leg 2 gets underway on Wednesday afternoon. This is a tough one, it’s both long and strategically tricky, crossing from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, from the Southern Hemisphere to the North. ... [more]

18ft Skiffs: Smeg's second Red-Line run down Sydney harbour in 40kts By Michael Chittenden, Sydney harbour , 11:49 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
In a sport which generally lacks characters, the 18ft skiffs have an over-supply. David Witt is one of those, underlined by taking his boat and crew out last Sunday daring the rest of the Sydney fleet to race in a breeze of 30-40kts, on an otherwise ideal day on Sydney Harbour. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Start Wednesday - Cyclone season awaits Leg 2 fleet By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:35 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race sailors set out again for the open seas on Wednesday with no piracy activity on their radar, but the threat of cyclones ahead on Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. Sailing conditions in Cape Town look challenging for the 1800 start (local time)/1600 UTC, with plenty of wind, but flat seas forecast. ... [more]

Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Opening day in New Caledonia By Chris Yates, , 10:35 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - GMT
On the opening day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup, which is the final event on the 2014 PWA World Tour, the competitors registered for the upcoming six days of contest, which will see fifty-seven men and twelve women battling it out over Noumea’s pristine waters. ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race - Competitive fleet ready to race By RORC Event Press, , 10:26 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
There are 11 days to go until a highly competitive fleet competes in the inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada. The race across the Atlantic will be a very different experience for the crews from 12 different nations taking part. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 Media Conference - Full replay By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:55 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race restarts from Cape Town on Wednesday local time. Here is the full replay of the Media Conference with all seven skippers on stage, talking of the prospect of a tropical cyclone, the nuances of this Leg - which won't see the boats hopping on a ship to avoid pirates, and the other challenges facing the crews and their teams. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind ready to race By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 8:00 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - GMT
It’s the day before departure for Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race and we are much better prepared than the Leg 1 start in Alicante. We all have our small list of jobs to complete today but all being well; we will be out of the team base mid afternoon to take some personal time. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Young sailors get behind ADOR ahead of Leg 2 By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 7:48 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - GMT
Young sailors in Abu Dhabi made sure to practice their ‘Go Azzam!’ cheers this week as Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s entrant in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - prepared for the next leg of the round-the-world yacht challenge – the race from South Africa to the UAE capital. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - International red carpet awaits By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 7:22 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - GMT
Catalan solo skipper Alex Pella passed another mental milestone this afternoon as he seeks to close out victory in Classe40 in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeluope, but he needs to remain totally focused to avoid any mishaps in the final stage of the solo race from Saint Malo to Guadeloupe. ... [more]

18fters: Getting through the 'Death Zone' in a 35kt breeze By Michael Chittenden, , 7:17 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Photographer Michael Chittenden was on hand to capture the remarkable ride of David Witt and friends after racing was cancelled on Sydney harbour on Sunday when winds gusted 35-40kts. Witt did two runs down Sydney Harbour. See the crew go from make the transition from upwind to downwind and survive the tremendous acceleration of an 18ft skiff in these conditions. ... [more]

Marmaris International Race Week - 25th year at Netsel Marina + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 7:04 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - GMT
The 25th edition of the Marmaris International Race Week took place in Turkey and the highly esteemed Netsel Marina. This was the 25th year that the marina has played host to such an enormous fleet, gathered there as always for Marmaris International Race Week as the regatta celebrated its 25th anniversary. ... [more]

Profit improvement and strong cash flow for Dometic Group in Q3 By Dometic Group, , 6:56 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - GMT
Net sales for the Dometic Group’s third-quarter totalled SEK 2,147 million (SEK 1,961 million), representing a nine percent increase. 'It is encouraging to see top line growth together with a slight recovery in gross margins compared to the first half of the year, despite continued price pressure. We are maintaining our efforts to improve working capital and cash flow was strong in the quarter. ... [more]

METS 2014 - Jefa Steering wins DAME award By METS Trade, , 6:34 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - GMT
Bill Dixon, Chairman of the Jury, presented the prestigious DAME Award 2014 at the commencement of METS this morning to the Steering Traveller from Jefa Steering ApS of Denmark. The jury praised the product for the way it offers a genuine solution to chain/wiresteering. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Sam Davies speaks openly about the first leg By Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa , 6:30 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A quiet chat with Sam Davies after the Skipper’s Press Conference allowed me to understand the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 better. Sam had had time to reflect on the highs and lows for Team SCA and which ones were the most important. ... [more]

Route du Rhum - Dans la chaleur de la nuit By Marie Le Berrigaud - Perochon, , 6:21 PM Tuesday 18 Nov 2014 - GMT
Quinze jours de mer déjà pour les 49 solitaires qui sont passés d’un coup de vent en Manche à une zone de transition météorologique instable pour enfin, glisser dans des alizés plus conséquents. Un changement de vent, de mer, de ciel, d’humidité ambiante et surtout de température… Sous les chaleurs tropicales, les manœuvres d’empannage et de voiles d’avant deviennent plus longues, plus laborieuses ... [more]

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