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Volvo Ocean Race: Three boats in a tight race to Abu Dhabi finish By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:23 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Team Brunel are just ahead in the race to win Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race and join Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing at the top of the leaderboard – but the sprint into Abu Dhabi still looks too close to call for sure. Bouwe Bekking’s (NED) Dutch boat was leading Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) by a mere 12 nautical miles (nm) at 0940 UTC on Tuesday with Ian Walker’s Azzam boat just 27nm fu ... [more]

Coastal Medic Course starts in early January 2015 By Matt Wood, Wellington , 8:00 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A new Coastguard Coastal Medic Course has been announced for the weekend of 10 and 11 January 2015. This course has been specifically scheduled prior to the Offshore Medic Course for those that are yet to complete Coastal Medic, which is a prerequisite to the more advanced course. This course exceeds the Health and Safety requirements of 'two day workplace first aid' ... [more]

Sanderson's Retro wins 2014 Elliott 5.9 Nationals By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Association, Napier , 7:49 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Mike Sanderson and his crew of Harry Thurston and Matt Stevens sailing Retro won the 2014 Elliott 5.9 Nationals sailed at Napier Sailing Club. Mike had last won the Elliott 5.9 Nationals in 1992 sailing 'Lambada, which he credits with launching his professional sailing career. ... [more]

New Zealand WetaFest 2014 - NZ WetaFest was a ripper! By Luis Kitchen, Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club , 5:57 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Last weekend Weta owners gathered at the Tauranga YPBC for an action packed weekend.The wind was perfect for the Friday coaching blowing out the cobwebs with a 25 knot westerly. Justina and Josh helped get them around the track getting the basics more or less sorted. The tide was the real winner sending Terry and Isabel up the harbour...Inverted...far away from familiar landmarks. ... [more]

Une saison « zéro faute » pour Erwan Le Roux By Service de Presse de FenêtréA-Cardinal, , 4:27 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Une saison « zéro faute » pour Erwan Le Roux. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team: So near and yet so far By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:51 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
As the sailors of the Volvo Ocean Race enter their 21st day at sea, frustration is etched upon the faces of the Dongfeng crew as they slowly lose sight of their close competitors Team Brunel. The Dutch and the Chinese have been in-sight of one-another for 18 days now, a rare thing in round the world offshore racing. ... [more]

2015 Australian O'pen Bic Cup at Sandringham YC preview By O'pen Bic Australia, Melbourne , 3:17 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Australian O'pen Bic Cup gets underway on the 18th of January for five days and will see some of the world’s top O'pen Bic sailors competing on the waters of Port Philip Bay for the 2015 Title. ... [more]

Solitaire du Figaro 2015 course announced By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 3:13 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire is preparing to light an impressive 46 candles on her birthday cake in 2015, and is fast becoming the grand old lady of world-class solo offshore racing. Regardless of age, the Solitaire is still as ruthless and dynamic as ever, putting the world’s finest offshore talent through their paces over a grueling month of solo competition. ... [more]

2015 ISAF Nations Cup Notice Of Race published By ISAF, , 3:03 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Open and Women's match racers will compete in six Regional Finals from February to June 2015 ahead of the Grand Final with the first, Oceania, to be hosted in Brisbane, Australia from 27 February to 2 March 2015. Winning skippers from each division in the Regional Finals will qualify for the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final where they will be joined by defending champions. ... [more]

Brunswick Corporation names Schwabero to board of directors By Brunswick Corporation, , 12:51 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has announced that it elected Mark D. Schwabero, Brunswick's president and chief operating officer, to its board of directors. ... [more]

Four new 'Fish Friendly Marina' accreditations announced By Marina Industries Association, , 12:40 PM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
The new inclusions to the program are d’Albora Marinas Nelson Bay, The Anchorage Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour International Marina and Gladesville Bridge Marina, a significant first in the western reach of Sydney Harbour. Fish Friendly accreditation is an information campaign and accreditation system focusing on marina fish habits. ... [more]

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge: Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 11:45 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
In keeping with this popular annual event's name, it was indeed a big day on Sydney Harbour today. Such has been the interest in the impending supermaxi head to heads in this year's Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - not least in witnessing the first race for Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze Clark's spectacular VPLP designed 100 footer, Comanche ... [more]

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron signs new club sponsor By Rod Austin, Melbourne , 11:28 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
As 2014 Club of the Year, The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is delighted to announce a new sponsorship with Australia’s leading online sailing and adventure business, AdventureWare, says Rod Austin, General Manager of RMYS. ... [more]

Olympic sailing legend Ben Ainslie visits Laureus Project in Sydney By Virginie Bernon, , 11:25 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Ainslie, who won medals at five consecutive Olympics from 1996-2012, four of them gold, visited a festival staged by Football United, an organisation which aims to break down barriers between young people from different backgrounds with a particular focus on refugee, immigrant and indigenous communities. ... [more]

2015 Martinique Sailing Days presented at Paris Boat Show By Sailing Martinique Days, , 11:01 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Martinique Cata Raid is a sailing competition, a race round the island on racing catamarans, one that is federated by the Ligue de la Voile and registered in the French Sailing federation (FFV) events calendar. Organised by the W.I.N.D. Yacht Club in Robert, the second edition of this spectacular competitor is expected to attract even more exceptional entries. ... [more]

Team Britannia announce official charity partner By Alan Priddy, , 10:48 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
The £2.9 million round the world record bid hopes to shave up to seven days off the current record of 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes, held by New Zealander Pete Bethune. It is lead is by British power boating legend Alan Priddy, in a new ‘torpedo’ boat that will pierce the waves, rather than surfing them. ... [more]

Panerai Transat Classique 2015 - D-30, The countdown has started By Panerai Transat Classique, , 9:54 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Panerai Transat Classique 2015: Dreams become obsession as they concentrate on crossing the Atlantic to fetch the magnificent Bay of Fort-de-France. Thirty days to go! Tension and excitement are rising for the competitors of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 as they prepare for the 7 January start from Lanzarote, destination Fort-de-France. ... [more]

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Preview and Commentary of SOLAS By Sail-World, , 9:35 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Sailor Girl - Nic Douglass was on the water on Sydney Harbour for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup 2014 - Cool Melbourne day for Olympic fleets By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 9:19 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Southerly winds 8-10 knots built late in the day to 16 knots, a more true local summer sea breeze. Port Phillip is so vast and empty midweek the fleets are well separated. Plenty of room to swing a cat as the saying goes. Other than the on-water race officials’ and coaches vessels there are no other power boats and equally no wash interfering with the fleets. ... [more]

Phuket King's Cup 2014 photo gallery online now By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 9:13 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Lights! Camera! Action! (Well, camera and action at least). There’s now a gallery of Phuket King’s Cup 2014 images displaying on Guy Nowell’s website www.guynowell.com More images will be added soon, but here’s the opener for the benefit of those who are asking already. You can browse and order online – just click the thumbnails to open them up, and you’ll find an icon that takes you straight to a ... [more]

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 7 show By Sail-World, , 8:59 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 33rd. Sailing news in sixty seconds-ish (2:46). Sail Sydney: Josh McKnight (Moth, 9:43), Tom Spithill (Moth, 12:45), Olivia Price & Eliza Solly (FX, 15:24) Tom Burton (Laser, 23:20) James Wierzbowski (Extreme 40's, 32:08) and much more ... [more]

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2014 - This is my reservation By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 8:58 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2014: Wild Oats XI sliced across the finish line beside Fort Denison 1 minute 22 seconds ahead of Comanche for yet another line honours victory in the annual SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, having led the fleet for much of the race. Fellow Sydneysider Matt Allen steered his 60 foot Ichi Ban fifth across the line, behind Black Jack and Perpetual. ... [more]

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2014 – Images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 8:45 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Top international photographer, Andrea Francolini, was on the water for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Tuesday. The event is viewed by many as a preview for the Rolex Sydney Hobart start in just over two weeks time. This event was the first hit-out between the Sydney-Hobart record holder, Wild Oats XI and the new US supermaxi, Comanche. Here's how Andrea captured the action. ... [more]

Loïck Peyron : Marin de l'année 2014! By Voile Banque Populaire, , 8:36 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Loïck Peyron : Marin de l'année 2014! ... [more]

GGYC's December Manuel Fagundes 2014 - Variable wind indeed By Erik Simonson, , 8:03 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
GGYC's December Manuel Fagundes 2014: Which is pretty much spot on as to what transpired. The regatta started in partly cloudy conditions and a decreasing easterly, meaning the first boats sailed west to Fort Mason for their windward leg, with the withering ebb along the shore, the fleet hugged the shoreline tightly. Very tightly. ... [more]

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