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Crystal Blues crew on board USS Carl Vinson By Neil and Ley Langford, , 11:27 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - GMT
We sail with just two crew most times, so it was amazing to visit a vessel with a ship's crew of 3000, plus another 3000 'passengers' being the various air wing teams deployed aboard. That's 6000 people on a ship that is 1000' long, and displaces 192,900 tons. ... [more]

Vaughan Bullivant cuts Daydream Island price tag to $30 million By MarineBusiness-World, , 10:57 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - GMT
Nature’s Own founder Vaughan Bullivant had previously hoped to get around $65 million for the Daydream Island resort he paid $25 million for in 2000. But with his health deteriorating and the island failing to sell in two years, agents have convinced Mr Bullivant to lower his expectations — and the price — to about $30 million. ... [more]

NZl Yachting Trust Optimist Team: Forward to the Past By John Jennings, Auckland , 10:25 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
the NZLYT Optimist Worlds Team 2014 departed AKL at 1615 Sat 11 Oct and arrived in BA on schedule at 1625 Sat 11 Oct. All fairly drama-less although the boxes to take up our Mk IV rigs (charter boats only provided with Mk III) made for an impressive site and required a lot of careful manoeuvring around the airports. ... [more]

Oman Air wins inaugural Land Rover Extreme 40 exhibition event By Oman Sail, , 9:45 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - GMT
Oman Sail’s Extreme Sailing Series team on Oman Air won the inaugural Land Rover Extreme 40 exhibition event at Barcolana, the largest regatta in Europe held in the Adriatic city of Trieste, over the weekend. ... [more]

Women’s International Match Race 2014 - Typhoon postpones Busan racing By Joakim Hermansson/WIM Series, , 9:11 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race - The sailors received the disappointing but expected message when gathered for the Monday morning briefing in the 19th floor gym of the Seacloud Hotel: 'From the hotel roof we can clearly see the sea state and feel how much the wind is blowing, well above the limit' Regatta Director Alfredo Ricci stated. ... [more]

The Student Yachting World Cup 2014 - 34th Edition: The preview By Icarus Sailing Media, , 7:53 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - GMT
The SYWoC (for Student Yachting World Cup) is an event organized every year in France by students for students. Created in 1979 under the name of Course de l'Europe, the cup was just meant to great participants from Western Europe. But, as time went by, more and more Eastern European countries joined the cup. That's why the Course de l'Europe changed its name to become the SYWoC. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 1 plus Videos By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 7:40 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard the Volvo Ocean Race Feet, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video ... [more]

Delegate registration opens for marine15 By Marina Industries Association, , 7:19 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - GMT
Conference delegates are being offered a number of incentives for early and group bookings. Additionally a range of pre and post events including technical tours of boat manufacturing plants and marinas and Sunday morning golf at the conference venue can also be booked on the marine15 website. ... [more]

Sir Ben Ainslie praises British superyacht apprentices By Annabel Wildey, , 4:30 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - GMT
Gold medal winning Olympian, Sir Ben Ainslie, celebrated the achievements of 49 apprentices from the superyacht sector at the recent British Marine Federation’s (BMF) Apprenticeship Graduation (Tuesday 16 September). Those graduating have all successfully finished their apprenticeships with members of Superyacht UK, a group association of the BMF. ... [more]

2014 GC Int'l Marine Expo - Club Marine’s Bart Beek shares the secret By Emma Milne, , 4:10 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - GMT
When Club Marine’s Bart Beek talks about food he doesn’t just talk about cooking … he talks about 'creating'. And simplicity is his number one ingredient. 'It’s really no big secret – there’s no need to overcomplicate things,' said the Club Marine Magazine resident chef ahead of his guest cooking demonstrations at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo from 17-19 October. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Womens crew lead fleet by big margin past Gibraltar By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:04 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - GMT
The all-womens crew of Team SCA have led the other six male crewed boats through the Straits of Gibraltar - the first major milestone of the Volvo Ocean Race. A daring split with the fleet paid a big dividend for the womens crew and they picked up a handy lead of around 5nm, sailing in a 12kt breeze which looks set to hold through the Staits which mark the entrance to the Mediterranean. ... [more]

Luderitz Speed Challenge - Records increase on day 3 By Sophie Routaboul, , 12:55 AM Monday 13 Oct 2014 - GMT
At the Ludertiz Speed Challenge, after the last strong conditions, today the wind was good enough to improve and break some other National Records. Beginning at 20-25 knots reaching 30-35 knots in the middle of the afternoon. This third day of racing has seen improved conditions with a more stable wind and a shallower wind angle. ... [more]

Sydney 18fters: Great breeze for first event of the season By Frank Quealey, , 10:39 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
18ft Skiff Racing was back on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League staged the R. Watt Memorial Trophy 3-Buoys race as the opening event of its 2014-2015 Season. A perfect 18-knot North-East sea breeze prevailed, giving competitors some excellent rides and spectators great racing action to watch. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2 Mapfre takes over lead 50nm from Rock By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:35 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - GMT
With about 50nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Spain's Mapfre has taken over the front running and holds small lead of less than a mile over three other boats at 1840hrs UTC on Day 2. Team Vestas Wind and Mapfre led until midday, reaching Cabo de Gata in first place. At around 1200 local time the wind dropped. Team Alimedica was reported to be leading, at 1730hrs ... [more]

Ingham earns second career Championship of Champions title By Jake Fish, , 7:57 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Recognized as US Sailing’s most unique National Championship, the 2014 edition was nothing short of this description. Sunday's showdown featured Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y.), a J/24 sailor and the 2005 champion of this event, and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.), an International 420 sailor and member of US Sailing’s 2014 ISAF Youth World Championship Team. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Dockside emotion turns in to onboard action By Dongfeng Race Team, , 7:31 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - GMT
For most people, leaving your loved ones for three to four weeks isn’t that much of a big deal. People do it all the time. But when you’re leaving your loved ones to sail 6,487 nautical miles across both North and South Atlantic in one of the world’s real sporting adventures Volvo Ocean Race, it’s safe to say emotions can run high. ... [more]

Teamwork Geneva Match Race 2014 - Eric Monnin wins By TeamWork management SA, , 6:54 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - GMT
Teamwork Geneva Match Race - The top ranked match racers lived up to their reputation this week-end in Geneva with Eric Monnin (11th in the ISAF ranking) beating David Gilmour (12th) and Arthur Herremann, (21st). The final took place on Sunday afternoon in light and fluky winds off the Société Nautique de Genève. Eric Monnin didn’t leave a chance to Gilmour, winning the final two-zero. ... [more]

Eric Monnin remporte le Teamwork Geneva Match Race 2014 By TeamWork Management SA, , 6:08 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - GMT
Eric Monnin Remporte Le Teamwork Geneva Match Race 2014. ... [more]

Barcolana 46 Regatta 2014 - Start images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 5:47 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - GMT
Barcolana 46 Regatta 2014 - Start images by Carlo Borlenghi. ... [more]

Quick pit stop in Trieste for four Extreme 40s at Barcolana 46 Regatta By Land Rover Sailing, , 5:15 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - GMT
The four Extreme 40s were invited for four days of exhibition racing by the organisers of Barcolana 46, the Società Velica Di Barcola e Grignano, and to celebrate the launch of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, taking advantage of the perfect stadium in the heart of the city. The Extreme 40s were the new kids on the block in this monohull-only regatta. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Playbook for Leg one By Henry Bomby, , 4:22 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - As a Figaro sailor the Volvo this time around has got a whole lot more interesting with the introduction of one design boats. The racing will be closer, and tactical options will most likely make one of the biggest differences out on the water. ... [more]

Busan Cup Women’s Intl. Match Race - Windy start with big swells By Joakim Hermansson/WIM Series, , 3:40 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Super Typhoon Vongfong is not expected to disturb the racing in the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race until Monday, but Sunday’s conditions were challenging enough for the crews on this final event of the 2014 WIM Series. The swells and the puffs caused not only severe difficulties in boat handling, but also a few minor breakdowns and some seasickness among the crews. ... [more]

Audi China coast Regatta 2014 - Day three By RHKYC Media, , 12:16 PM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Audi China coast Regatta 2014 - After an extremely close race, using both sides of the course, the first boat to cross the line was Signal 8, only five seconds ahead of Island Fling, however it was Elektra which corrected out to first in Racer 1. In Racer 2, Mojito took the gun with Whiskey Jack taking the IRC honours, and Jelik took another bullet for Racer 0. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2: Team Vestas Wind leads the race for the Rock By Sail-World.com, , 11:42 AM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - GMT
With about 130nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Denmark's Team Vestas Wind holds a useful 2-3nm lead over the remainder of the fleet at 1000hrs UTC on Day 2. Volvo Ocean Race reports: Team Vestas Wind emerged as narrow leaders when daylight broke on the Mediterranean after the first night of Leg 1 but the fleet were hot on their heels after a night of rain and wind changes. ... [more]

Update: Stunning finds from ancient Greek Shipwreck By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 9:10 AM Sunday 12 Oct 2014 - GMT
The rescued antiquities include tableware, ship components, and a giant bronze spear that would have belonged to a life-sized warrior statue. The Antikythera wreck was first discovered in 1900 by sponge divers who were blown off course by a storm. ... [more]

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