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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Getting south, and west… By Henry Bomby, , 9:15 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Some of the content is just fantastic and it makes interesting viewing too as there is a lot we can learn from the pictures and videos sent off the boats about how the sailors are sailing the boats. This photo here for example shows how much emphasis Dongfeng are putting on stacking their gear. Coiled ropes on deck, and piling up the stack twice the height of the guard wire. ... [more]

The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - And they're off - Leg 1, Week 1 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 9:15 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 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 analysis of Leg 1 . Scary Spice may be doing a pretty dreadful job on the UK’s X Factor, but it was Girl Power all the way in the opening round of the Volvo Ocean Race. Team SCA’s navigator, Libby Greenhalgh hit one out of the park ... [more]

PIC Coastal Classic: Big boats join 150 entries in race to Russell By Sail-World, , 8:54 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Spectators at the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic are set to witness a battle of epic proportions, as some of Australasia's biggest and most impressive yachts take to the water for the start of the annual Auckland to Russell race on the morning of Friday 24th October 2014. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Leg 1 position report: Day five, 0500 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:31 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Latest position report at 0500 UTC, Leader: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Spread of fleet: 15 miles, Wind speed: six knots, Boat speed: 8-10 knots, Team Vestas Wind gambled – and lost big time – during a night of movement and a lead change in the fleet. ... [more]

Safer Boating Week : Man Overboard video - A sailor’s worst nightmare By Colin Preston, Auckland , 8:17 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
As the Coastal Classic and general summer sailing draws closer this short video shows just how quickly someone can fall overboard. The incident happened within minutes of starting the Richmond Yacht Clubs Spring Regatta race around Rangitoto and Waiheke islands with reduced sails in 20 – 30kts of wind. ... [more]

Sail your way to sweet victory against Jimmy Spithill By TeamVodafoneSailing, , 7:37 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Sail your way to victory on the Vodafone virtual sailing game and you could be driving our 60ft trimaran from a helicopter using the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 on NZ’s largest 4G Network against Jimmy Spithill– A Vodafone #First. You don’t need any prior sailing training, but you do need quick thumbs! ... [more]

Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2014 - in the blocks By RHKYC Media, Hong Kong , 7:23 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
First organised to mark the return of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1997 and conducted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) with the co-operation of the Chinese Yachting Association (CYA), the race is well established and represents the only existing Category 1 offshore race to finish in the PRC. ... [more]

Boats recovery after Sydney storm By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:08 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Director Angus Mitchell said Roads and Maritime Services boating safety officers (BSO) had been busy since sunrise in Port Hacking helping with the recovery of more than 10 boats which broke their moorings overnight during stormy conditions. ... [more]

Partnership to encourage lifejacket use By Neena Mairata, , 5:35 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
MMC have donated 300 new generation lifejackets to Rowing NSW so their coaches and instructors can act as ambassadors by wearing them and role modelling behaviour to further encourage everyone on the water to wear lifejackets. ... [more]

2014 RS Aero and Laser Cake Regatta - Overall report By Phil Wright, , 4:49 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 RS Aero and Laser Cake Regatta - With twelve RS Aeros having so far arrived at Gurnard Sailing Club, a Mini Regatta was held last Saturday with nine Aeros taking to the water in perfect sailing conditions, the entry fee being one cake! ... [more]

2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - About to begin By KPMS, , 4:27 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
On Wednesday 15 October, nineteen international crews will commence racing in San Francisco for the coveted Rolex Farr 40 World Championship title. Teams representing Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Turkey and the United States will contest the 17th edition of the competition sponsored by Rolex since 2002. Racing concludes on Saturday 18 October with four days of intense action forecast ... [more]

Most boaters start the new boating season safely By Roads and Maritime Services, , 4:16 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The results are in from the first boating campaign of the new season with a reminder for boaters to keep an eye on their speed and ensure they are aware of NSW lifejacket laws. ... [more]

2014 Student Yachting World Cup - Back in La Rochelle By Tony Mapplebeck, , 3:42 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
2014 Student Yachting World Cup - The Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC) is back in La Rochelle for 2014. Three British teams - representing Wales, Scotland and England – are setting out for the 34th edition of SYWoC. The event, organized every year in France by students for students, will be sailed in Grand Surprise boats from the 15th to the 22nd of October. ... [more]

2015 Festival of Sails - Victorian farmers stake sports boat entry By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:11 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Festival of Sails - Farmers and sailing in the same sentence might seem paradoxical. Country vet Peter Knight appreciates the misconception but assures there’s a healthy scene on Victoria’s outback lakes, particularly when the rains come. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 3 plus Videos By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 3:00 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard the Volvo Ocean Race Feet, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video Hear and see how the crews coped with the front that came through in the night ... [more]

2014 Beneteau Cup - Registration now open! By Vicsail, , 2:46 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Beneteau Cup - Vicsail Beneteau would like to invite all Beneteau owners and their family, friends, colleagues and crew to join us for the 2014 Beneteau Cup sponsored by Sydney City Marine and KPMG and hosted by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Rushcutters Bay. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - What a difference a day makes By Jonno Turner, , 2:38 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Just yesterday, the Volvo Ocean Race was all about searching for the big breeze – today, it’s all about surviving in it. If the boats had been tempted to say a little prayer to the weather gods as they stumbled and slowed in the light winds of the Gibraltar Strait, then they might want to be careful what they wish for in future. ... [more]

Semana de Buenos Aires - Seventeen winners crowned By Semana de Buenos Aires (As Amended by ISAF), , 12:47 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
The 2014 edition of Semana de Buenos Aires came to an end with the last races of the event in the Río de la Plata. After five days of intense racing, the winners of the 17 national and international classes that participated in the championship received their awards. ... [more]

Star North Americans - Torben Grael and Guilherme Almeida victorious By Laura Beigel, , 9:28 PM Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The 2014 International Star Class North American Championship came to an exciting close Saturday with the completion of the final race in the series held at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in some of the most challenging winds Star sailors have faced in a Silver or Gold Star regatta this year. ... [more]

China Cup International Regatta - Team 'Sail Canada' to compete By China Cup International Regatta, , 9:11 PM Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 - GMT
Team 'Sail Canada' will be skippered by Mike Evans at the 2014 China Cup International Regatta. Evans is a well-known offshore sailor and Nova Scotia Canada's Sailor of the Year in 2010. With him will be Simon Zeh, who is also well known in offshore racing. ... [more]

Ficker Cup - Dates set for 2015 ISAF Grade 2 event By Rick Roberts, , 9:03 PM Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The 2015 Ficker Cup ISAF Grade 2 match race is set for May 8-10, 2015. Winners of the California Dreamin’ Series, the Governor’s Cup and the US Match Racing Championship will be invited and applications will be accepted for up to seven invitations to fill the rest of the field. ... [more]

Wake Park Worlds - $40,000 USD up for grabs in Abu Dhabi By World Wakeboard Association, , 8:51 PM Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Prize Money for the 2014 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort has been raised by 33% from the previous year's $30,000 USD to $40,000 USD. The additional $10,000 in cash has been raised directly by the WWA and Al Forsan International Sports Resort in an effort to continuously grow the prestigious event to its highest potential. ... [more]

The feud that sank Wharro's Wild Thing By Brenden Hills,, , 8:21 PM Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It was the high-profile sailing partnership that promised a return to the glory days of its maiden win in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. But the team behind the drama-plagued 100-footer Wild Thing has imploded in a mire of bankruptcy, financial disputes and accusations of incompetence that famously saw the vessel disqualified just three hours before the start of the 2012 race. ... [more]

70-year-old sailor skippers £100m cocaine yacht + Video By UTV, , 8:04 PM Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 - GMT
The 60ft Makayabella was stormed by elite members of the Irish Navy some 200 nautical miles off Mizen Head - Ireland's most southerly point - in the early hours of Tuesday, September 23rd. Five men, including the three onboard the yacht and another two in England, have been arrested and police are hunting for a sixth man in connection with the seizure. ... [more]

RS 20th Anniversary Ball to take place at Dorney Lake By RS Sailing, , 7:54 PM Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Twenty years ago the RS sailboat range was born, the RS Association was formed, the first RS events took place and the rest, as they say, is history. Thousands of RS boats have been launched and their sailors have revelled in the RS spirit at hundreds of events. ... [more]

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