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Help save a child's life - Become a Life Jacket Loaner Site By D. Scott Croft, , 4:34 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Waterfront businesses, local organizations or government agencies can help themselves, and at the same time, also possibly help save a child’s life. All they have to do is join the nation’s largest Kids’ Life Jacket Loaner Program offered by the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. ... [more]

New East Coast Ocean Series announced for Spring 2015 By Julianna Barbieri, , 4:10 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Race organizers of three U.S. east coast offshore races: the new Fort Lauderdale to Charleston, the new Ocean Race North and the well-established Annapolis to Newport race confirmed their plans to team up and create the East Coast Ocean Series. In addition, Manuka Sports Event Management confirmed their plans for the inaugural edition of Ocean Race North ... [more]

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Day 2 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:43 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - South to sou’westerly winds 10-15 knots locally reaching up to 20 knots this afternoon means some thrilling action is on the cards later in the day at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. ... [more]

New, upgraded Viper 640 Class website launched By Ed Padin, , 3:29 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Viper 640 Class Association has continually emphasized providing a contemporary website to support a modern growing class. From its founding, the Class was launched with an interactive website that allowed all of our members and prospective members to access information, share stories, share boat tuning tips, and engage in friendly banter on the Class forums. ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race - Close battle for Line Honours By Louay Habib, , 2:55 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - In the continued close battle for Line Honours and the IMA Trophy, the Russian Southern Wind 94, Windfall, skippered by Fabrizio Oddone, has extended her lead to over 70 miles on Jeremy Pilkington's RP78, Lupa of London. ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race - Spirit of Adventure led by Derek Hatfield By Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges, , 2:27 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
As with every distance ocean race the first 24hours is a bit of a shock to the system, the crew step off a transatlantic flight and spend the next two days shaking off jet lag while going through a vigorous training aboard the boat. Most of the crew have sailed or raced aboard the boat before so it was not the normal steep learning curve that we have for some of our events. ... [more]

SBI announces GEICO as Presenting Sponsor of 2015 Race Series By Super Boat International, , 2:07 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - GMT
Super Boat International (SBI) announces GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) as the 'Presenting Sponsor' of the 2015 SBI racing season. ... [more]

Moth Worlds – They go up tiddly up, up… By John Curnow, , 12:39 AM Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
They go down tiddly down, down. Yes. It’s all about those magnificent men in their flying machines. Now very quickly, we’ll add that women sail Moths too, but then that doesn’t fit the original song’s lyrics nearly as well, and as the bulk of the fleet is male, we’ll just ask for some poetic licence up front. OK? P.S. Those opening lines of the song were actually written by a woman… ... [more]

PSA 12 Days of Christmas - Day four: Harken Block Set By Performance Sailcraft Pty Ltd., , 11:23 PM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
PSA 12 Days of Christmas - Day four - Harken Block Set – New Style. New style Harken block set – traveller, beckett block and single boom block upgrade set. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 9 - Oil price tanks By Collinson FX, , 10:06 PM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
December 9, 2014: Oil and energy prices dominated the headlines as Oil continues to spiral lower toward the US$60 mark. The extended high prices have encouraged global production, from various new sources, increasing global demand geographically. OPEC has decided to hold production levels to force the prices lower and squeeze alternative producers out of the market. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Alex Thomson Racing: Ready to go offshore By Alex Thomson Racing, , 10:12 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Barcelona World Race (BWR) is the only double handed, non-stop, unassisted race around the world. The race is part of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World championship, which provides an international bench mark for extreme ocean sailing. Alex Thomson (Skipper ‘Hugo Boss’ BWR 2014-2015) achieved second place in the first BWR 2007-2008 with co-skipper, Andrew Cape. ... [more]

Opening day the perfect ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Entrée By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:23 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: The working week began as it usually does for Melbourne’s greater population, with trains, trams and slow moving traffic shifting workers and school kids about the city. On the bay, Sailing World Cup organisers Yachting Victoria calmly completed the run sheet for a reduced first day program. ... [more]

ORC annuncia Miglioramenti delle regole per il 2015 By ORC Media, , 9:17 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - GMT
Progettisti, velisti, velai e tutti coloro che sono interessati al 2015 ORC Designer VPP da adesso possono provare versione beta disponibile all'indirizzo www.orc.org/dvp. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: 'I saw jagged rocks and breaking waves' - Nicholson By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:07 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Team Vestas Wind crew and Volvo Ocean Race management have just completed a media conference call in Abu Dhabi. Skipper Chris Nicholson opened by outlining what happened in the 48 hour period prior to the grounding off Team Vestas Wind's on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, some 200 miles north-east of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Now includes video of the media conference. ... [more]

UIM Skydive - Six in with an overall XCAT podium shot on ‘home ground’ By Karien Jonckheere, , 9:04 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
Nicolini and his driver in the boat, Six, Tomaso Polli are relishing the prospect of once again taking to the water at DIMC for the final round of the 2014 UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Powerboating Series, starting this Thursday. 'Dubai for me is my home race. I have lived in Dubai from many years and I have raced in Dubai since 1992,' explained Nicolini. ... [more]

2015 ORC Designer Vpp Now available for download By ORC Media, , 8:41 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The ORC VPP (Velocity Prediction Program) is the core of the ORC International and ORC Club Rating Systems, and is available now for download at ORC website. The DVP software is accompanied by the ORC Manager program that includes an IMS Editor program for entering and editing measurement data as well as an Offset Toolbox for editing hull offset files. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Aus Sailing Team & Nautica joint partnership By Cora Zillich, , 8:22 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014: The partnership will see 10% of sales from Nautica’s official AST-branded merchandise go toward the MPA, run by a community of patients for patients, in sharing knowledge about melanoma prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment. ... [more]

Solas Big Boat Challenge: Will Wild Oats XI score eighth line honours By Rob Mundle, , 7:44 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Solas Big Boat Challenge: The race is billed as a scene-setter for the Rolex Sydney Hobart race, which starts on Boxing Day. But, while everyone accepts that the outcome will not be a true indication on form for the classic, there will be some benefit associated with being first across the line. ... [more]

Eric Peron / Be One Team. De Dongfeng au Vendée Globe via le Nautic By Eric Peron / Be One Team, , 7:24 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - GMT
Eric Peron / Be One Team. De Dongfeng au Vendée Globe via le Nautic 2014. ... [more]

2015 ISAF Youth Worlds Notice of Race released By ISAF, , 7:15 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The ISAF Youth Worlds has seen a whole host of star studded names compete and take honours across its 44 year history. Over 300 of the world’s top youth sailors are expected to compete in Langkawi in a bid to add their name to the star studded list that includes Olympic and America’s Cup stars such as Russell Coutts (NZL), Alessandra Sensini (ITA) and Ben Ainslie (GBR). ... [more]

Mark Mendelblatt interview after Star win By Star Sailors League, , 6:26 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
This year with the new system there is an advantage to winning the series and we were in a position to do it going into the last day of the qualifying but we sailed poorly yesterday. So we lost that chance. But in some ways it was good to sail the first race today because it gave us a little bit of a feeling for what’s going on out there and we were able to have some good races. ... [more]

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne comes of age By ISAF, , 5:37 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Commodore of Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) Kate Mitchell declared the 21st ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne officially open when she surprised competitors and officials gathered at this morning’s briefing by firing the tiny gold canon with the very loud blast. ... [more]

2015 Tasar World Championship - Benefits with the Tasar class By Chris Payne, , 5:25 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
One of the many benefits with the Tasar class is that it has regular World Championships scheduled in interesting and exotic locations around the world. This year the World Championship is being sailed in Busselton, Western Australia, with a fleet of over 120 Tasars. ... [more]

Melges 32 World Championship - Carroll wins second consecutive title By Melges 32, , 4:43 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
For the first time in the history of the Melges 32 class, there is a back-to-back Melges 32 World Champion. After a few up and down finishes early the event and some Houdini-esque comebacks late in the event, Jason Carroll on Argo with tactician Cameron Appleton, and crew comprised of Anthony Kouton, Scott Norris, Weston Barlow, Graham Landy, Phillip Wehrheim and Mike Kuschner ... [more]

Solas Big Boat Challenge to celebrate 21st with a bang By Di Pearson RSHYR media, , 4:08 AM Monday 08 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The world will get their first look at Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s new super maxi Comanche in race mode tomorrow, when the 21st Solas Big Challenge starts on Sydney on Sydney Harbour at 12.30pm, in a prelude to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ... [more]

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