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Youth Sailing Grand Prix regatta series concludes By Cora Zillich, , 8:04 AM Thursday 15 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 2015 Australian Youth Championships, held at Fremantle Sailing Club, WA from 6-10 January 2015, concluded the 2014 Youth Sailing Grand Prix regatta series. At the 2015 Australian Youth Championships also the Nick Peate Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Sportsmanship was awarded. ... [more]

RHKYC Vacancy - Sailing and Marine Manager, Middle Island By RHKYC, Hong Kong , 7:52 AM Thursday 15 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, one of the oldest sailing and rowing clubs in Hong Kong, is looking for a high calibre individual to fill the post of Sailing and Marine Manager, Middle Island. ... [more]

2015 C.Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta NOR available By Sam Crichton, , 5:46 AM Thursday 15 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Known for its world class coaching and race management, The Clagett brings together sailors of all levels. The event provides an opportunity for sailors to develop skills and learn new techniques during the pre regatta coaching clinic and to then apply these lessons on the water during competition, which takes place on Narragansett Bay, in the sailing mecca of Newport, RI. ... [more]

Bénévole de l'année - Presenté par Volvo du Canada - Warren Nethercote By Sail Canada, , 5:38 AM Thursday 15 Jan 2015 - GMT
Warren Nethercote, natif d'Ottawa et membre du Club de voile de St. Margarets et du Club de yachting du bassin de Bedford, a consacré une grande partie de sa vie à faire du bénévolat en tant qu'adepte et grand amateur de voile. À titre de dirigeant, d'officiel, de préposé au déplacement des marques (balises) d'un parcours ou même de gérant de bar, Warren est un véritable touche-à-tout. ... [more]

2014 Volunteer of the Year presented by Volvo Cars of Canada By Sail Canada, , 5:30 AM Thursday 15 Jan 2015 - GMT
Warren Nethercote, an Ottawa native and member at both St. Margaret's Sailing Club and Bedford Basin Yacht Club has served sailing in almost every volunteer capacity. Whether through governance, as an official, moving marks on a course or even running a bar, Warren has taken a shot at it all. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss a perdu son gréement hier soir By Barcelona World Race, , 5:08 AM Thursday 15 Jan 2015 - GMT
Le Britannique Alex Thomson, 40 ans, et l’Espagnol Pepe Ribes, 43 ans, ont démâté hier soir à 21h02 GMT, à bord du monocoque de 60 pieds IMOCA Hugo Boss qui menait flotte de la Barcelona World Race au 14è jour de course. Le duo naviguait au reaching dans des conditions modérées, à 370 milles au large des côtes brésiliennes, lorsque un incident au niveau du gréement a provoqué la chute de leur mât. ... [more]

London Boat Show - HRH The Princess Royal unveils RYA Yachtmaster 2014 By Loretta Spridgeon-Connor, , 4:48 AM Thursday 15 Jan 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
At the London Boat Show outstanding youngster George Gillingham has been awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year 2014 for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills, having successfully passed his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam just a few weeks after his 18th birthday. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race: Hugo Boss dismasted By Barcelona World Race, , 3:27 AM Thursday 15 Jan 2015 - GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes, skippers of the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss, which was leading the Barcelona World Race, this evening lost their mast overboard at 21.02 GMT. The yacht was reaching in moderate conditions when there is reported to have been a rigging failure and the mast fell overboard and broke. ... [more]

International 14 World Championship - Crucial day for all top teams By Tracey Johnstone, , 1:50 AM Thursday 15 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
On the penultimate day of the 2015 International 14 World Championship today’s forecast of a 10 to 15 knot south-westerly and a flat Corio Bay, will eminently suit the fast teams competing in Geelong. ... [more]

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Same big breeze - Predictwind - Day 5 By Richard Gladwell, , 12:40 AM Thursday 15 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The 158 strong fleet at the McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds can expect the same strong winds, but from a new direction for day 5 and probably Day 6 of the event. The latest weather data, analysed by Predictwind shows a the breeze coming out of the SW at a strength of 20 kts and gusting to 25kts for Day 5 of the regatta. ... [more]

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Crashing out on Day 4 - Video By Sail-World, , 11:58 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Hartas Productions feature a six minute video taken on Day 4 of the Finals for the Worlds, on Tuesday. The young video team (still at Uni) complied this excellent slow motion clip of the awesome nosedives as the foiling Moths tried to sail back to shore in 25kts winds and catastrophe causing seas with the wind against the tide. ... [more]

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Patients aplenty at the Boat hospital By Di Pearson, , 10:11 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Around 90 percent of boats competing at the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 Moth Worlds at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) are Mach 2’s and when things go wrong via a crash or from the pounding of big seas, who repairs them ready for the next race? ... [more]

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - When thoughts turn south By Barcelona World Race, , 10:08 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - GMT
Among the four pairs of skippers who form the vanguard of the Barcelona World Race, on their IMOCA 60s, thoughts will be turning to the Southern Ocean. Two weeks to the day since the race started, they still have a few days of grace, time to step up the routine maintenance programme – boats, kit and humans – as the prospect of one month in the inhospitable southern latitudes beckons. ... [more]

US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year announced By Jake Fish, , 6:33 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Terry Hutchinson of Annapolis, Md., and Stephanie Roble of East Troy, Wisc., today were named US Sailing’s 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. A total of ten men and seven women had been shortlisted for the 2014 honors based on nominations submitted by members of US Sailing, with these two sailors then selected for the noteworthy distinction by a diverse panel of sailing journalists ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - A message from Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 6:28 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - A message from Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking: 'Temperatures are soaring, not a single cloud in the sky and hardly any breeze anymore. The only company we have out here are MAPFRE and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, who we only can see behind us on the horizon. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Problem with aft padeye for Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 6:06 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Reports came in a few hours ago of a new problem with the aft padeye for Dongfeng – the same padeye that broke in dramatic fashion during Leg1. This padeye which controls the lines for the big masthead gennaker (aka MH0) has once again left the determined men of Dongfeng facing a compromise to their performance with new issues to this vital piece of deck hardware. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - L’appel du Sud By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:58 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race - Ce mercredi, à l’exception de Spirit of Hungary qui progresse toujours dans l’hémisphère nord, toute la flotte de la Barcelona Word Race a rejoint les eaux de l’Atlantique Sud régentées par l’anticyclone de Sainte-Hélène, dernier garde barrière avant les Quarantièmes. ... [more]

Particular Harbour – Gananoque By Andy Adams - Canadian Yachting Magazine, , 4:41 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Andy says, 'I know of no other boating location quite like the town of Gananoque in the Thousand Islands. The graceful double-ended St. Lawrence rowing skiffs were a swift and effective way to travel through the area in the 1800s carrying cottagers to their islands, visiting millionaires to the fishing grounds and transporting all manner of goods through the beautiful and sheltered island area.' ... [more]

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Feedback drives improvements By Cowes Week Ltd, , 4:12 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Cowes Week spent a couple of months immediately after last year’s event gathering feedback from each of you and have since been busy evaluating this and establishing an action plan to make sure Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is even better in 2015. ... [more]

SE Asia tanker hijacks rose in 2014 - IMB report reveals By International Chamber Of Commerce, , 3:34 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Attacks against small tankers off South East Asia’s coasts caused a rise in global ship hijackings, up to 21 in 2014 from 12 in 2013, despite piracy at sea falling to its lowest level in eight years, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed. Pirates took 442 crewmembers hostage, compared with 304 in 2013. ... [more]

Dongfeng well ahead as Volvo Ocean Race fleet crossing Bay of Bengal By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 2:15 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
With the fleet now well out of the wind shadow of the Sri Lankan mountains and heading for Sumatra Indonesia and the Straits of Malacca, the Dongfeng guys have begun to extend their solid lead. Last night they were 34 nautical miles ahead of Team Brunel, that lead extended to 42.5 miles and then to 46. . ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 14 - Europe ignores reality By Collinson FX, , 1:15 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
January 14, 2015: The AUDUSD dallied around 0.8140, while the KIWI looked to test 0.7700, on the downside. Confidence and stability is the key to equity markets but terrorism and fiscal destitution undermine any significant gains. European confidence is a mood swing, so markets should prepare for the reality of the situation, confounding economic reality. ... [more]

Musto 2015 Etchells Australian Championship – Racing this time! By John Curnow, , 12:33 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It was the catch cry of the late racecaller, Bill Collins. He was best known as ‘The Accurate One’ and was a TV pioneer as well. However, it is the way he began each call with that line and the slow start on the ‘Ra’ part of racing before speeding up over the remainder of the line, and indeed the race itself, that is just so memorable. ... [more]

HISC Perisher Open Pursuit Race - Registration open By Sarah Johnson, Hayling Island Sailing Club , 12:05 PM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
Registration has opened for the 2015 HISC Open Perisher Pursuit Race in aid of the Hayling Island Sail Training Trust (HISTT) which will take place on Saturday 7th February 2015 in Chichester Harbour. ... [more]

Rescuing Ben Ainslie from a boat? Stranger things have happened at sea By Richard Branson, , 11:48 AM Wednesday 14 Jan 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
'It was great to see Ben Ainslie sailing past Necker Island as he enjoyed his honeymoon with his delightful new wife Georgie Thompson. Seeing as Ben is one of the greatest sailors of all time, what we didn’t expect to see was his boat getting into trouble!' said Richard Branson. ... [more]

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