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RORC Transatlantic Race - Day 5 overall By Spirit of Canada Sailing, , 4:04 PM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - GMT
RORC Transatlantic Race - Day 5: 'Go south until the butter melts' - is a mantra that has been followed by transat sailors for many years, but with modern-day racing yachts, sophisticated weather routing and access to high resolution weather forecasts, this rudimentary rule can be expanded and, at times, left on the side plate. ... [more]

Star Sailors League Finals - Day 1 highlights By François Chareyron, , 3:55 PM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - GMT
After three races at the Star Sailors League Finals, with a discard still a possibility, Scheidt and Prada lead the fleet by a single point from Mendelblatt and Fatih. Zarif and Boening’s dramatic win in the last race has propelled the young Brazilians into third place, on a count back from Rohart and Ponsot as well as Loof and Ekstrom. ... [more]

Melges 32 World Championship Miami - Day 2 images from Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 3:41 PM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Melges 32 World Championship Miami - Day 2 images provided by Carlo Borlenghi ... [more]

Laser Training at H20 Sports Academy Australia By Performance Sailcraft Australia, , 3:38 PM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The H2O Sports Academy Australia is a new and unparalleled training centre based within the NSW Sport and Recreation Centre at Point Wolstoncroft on Lake Macquarie in NSW. Run by a team of Olympic sailors and windsurfers with the shared aim of inspiring and motivating others whilst sharing their knowledge and skills. ... [more]

ISAF SWC Melbourne - Laser sailors called Tom: A potent mixture By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:19 PM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Laser sailors called Tom who took their sailing baby steps in Gosford seem a potent mixture when it comes to present-day world sailing domination. Tom Slingsby grabbed gold in London two years ago. Now 24-year old Tom Burton is top of the ISAF rankings for the one person dinghy, and very much on the Australian selectors’ radar for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Clock is ticking down By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:01 PM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
For the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the clock is ticking down to the start of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading internationally graded Olympic event. Early arrivals have spent their days acclimatising to Melbourne’s weather and testing out Port Phillip’s sailing conditions. ... [more]

Australian Sailing’s 'Medal Maker' awarded Order of Merit By Cora Zillich, , 1:46 PM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Australian Sailing Team and Yachting Australia congratulate multiple Olympic and World Champion medal winning head coach Victor Kovalenko, OAM, who was awarded the New South Wales Olympic Council Order of Merit this week. ... [more]

Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team on home waters By Cora Zillich, , 1:37 PM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
At next week’s ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne the Australian Sailing Team and Squad will kick-off the 2015 ISAF World Cup season, the premium sailing event for Olympic classes in the southern hemisphere. The ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne will kick start the 2015 series with racing scheduled to take place from 8-14 December 2014 in Port Phillip Bay. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 5 - Slow finish to week By Collinson FX, , 1:07 PM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
December 5, 2014: The AUDUSD traded below 0.8400 while the KIWI was equally stunted at 0.7765. Lack of action from Central Banks in Europe have concentrated attention on NFP in the US which may set the tone for the coming week. The NZD currently trades unchanged against the EUR and GBP at 0.6290 and 0.4950 respectively. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart - A contest at sea to inspire a nation and world By regattanews.com, , 1:05 PM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Over the course of its proud history, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has paid homage to feats of bravery, extraordinary seamanship, speed and endeavour; has witnessed adversity and overcome tragedy; and has attracted a diverse cross-section of people to contest this nautical rite of passage. The race has been conquered by both 30-ft Corinthian-crewed boats and professionally-sailed 100-ft Maxi yachts. ... [more]

Melges 32 World Championship - Championship fight crystallizes + Video By Melges 32 Class Association, , 11:06 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Melges 32 World Championship 2014: With less than half of the regatta finished, there remain epic battles ahead for anyone looking to make – or stay on - the podium. Seventeen teams from eight nations took to the water this morning for the second day of championship racing aboard the Melges 32, one of the world's highest-performance sailboats. ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race - Melting Butter: day five - morning report By Louay Habib, , 10:53 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
RORC Transatlantic Race: After five days and four nights at sea, the front runners in the RORC Transatlantic Race are approaching halfway. The rest of the fleet are behind them, some as much as 500 miles, but the vast Atlantic Ocean is their only vista, save glimpses of wildlife including flying squid (See blogs). ... [more]

Sydney-Hobart Of Lemmon & Wood, Slags & Pitstops, Ruffcuts & Blasts By John Curnow, , 10:26 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Whether it is the 60s movie, The Great Race, or Hanna-Barbera’s 17 episode cartoon series that followed, one thing is for certain. Yep. It is time once more for The Wacky Races. Now the notion is simple. Build anything you want, and as long as it complies with some rules, you’re in! That those very rules do not yet allow for multi-hulls, kind of proves that this really is all a bit wacky anyway. ... [more]

Extreme 40s prepare for 2014 title fight in Sydney Harbour stadium By Extreme Sailing Series, , 10:24 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Extreme Sailing Series: But while they may be in the driving seat by eight points as they head to the Harbour City, they can expect a fight-back from The Wave, Muscat, with the defending 2012 and 2013 Series champions and skipper Leigh McMillan out to defend their title and achieve a first ever triple crown. ... [more]

Star Sailors League: Day 2 - Mendelblatt leads followed by Scheidt By SSL Media, Nassau, Bahamas , 9:40 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Today brought another great day’s sailing in the Bahamas for the Star Sailors League Finals 2014. Once again the action was dominated by Americans Mendelblatt/Fatih, who snatched the leadership from Scheidt/Prada two-thirds of the way through qualifying. ... [more]

Star Sailors League: Another day, another series leader By Bob Fisher, Nassau, Bahamas , 9:21 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The first of the day’s races was held in 15-18 knot breezes from just north of east and the start was keenly contested, particularly at the pin end, where several appeared to be fractionally ahead of the gun, but there was no recall. Those who continued on starboard tack came off best. ... [more]

2014 Rockingham Race Weekend - Glorious conditions for Day 2 By Susan Ghent, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club , 8:48 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Rockingham Race Weekend - WA’s offshore fleet was blessed with ideal conditions for the two-day Rockingham Race Weekend off the coast of Perth, WA. Hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, the event is part of the Farrawa Cup Series. ... [more]

2015 Lawson’s Dry Hills New Year Regatta - Entries open now! By Heather Lacey, Waikawa , 8:37 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
2015 Lawson’s Dry Hills New Year Regatta - The Lawson’s Dry Hills New Year Regatta on Jan 10th and 11th 2015 is the 'top of the South' premier keel boat sailing regatta. It is the sixty-fourth year of a Waikawa Boating Club regatta in the spectacular Marlborough Sounds and the eighth year of premier sponsorship by Lawson’s Dry Hills. ... [more]

RS Elite Summer Series Final 2014 – Competition for bragging rights By Antigua Sailing Week, , 7:59 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - GMT
RS Elite Summer Series Final 2014: Eight Antiguan-based skippers will go head to head on the superb race course in Nonsuch Bay. Pitching their skills against each other will be the likes of Patmore Watson, Bernie Evan-Wong, Martin Beck and former Olympic sailor Karl James, among others. ... [more]

Nomination period open for US Sailing’s 2014 Coach of the Year Awards By Will Ricketson, , 4:56 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced that the nomination period has opened for the 2014 US Sailing Coach of the Year Awards. The OSC will honor coaches in five categories who have distinguished themselves at the youth, national and international levels. ... [more]

America's Cup: Bermuda celebrates the arrival of the Cup on the Island By Sail-World, , 4:48 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Crowds lined Front Street in Bermuda as the America’s Cup Venue celebration took place, following after the announcement on Tuesday that Bermuda has been selected to be Venue for the America’s Cup in 2017. The America’s Cup trophy arrived in Bermuda onboard a private jet earlier that day, and was driven in a motorcade to the Cabinet Office grounds, where people gathered to get a glimpse of the ... [more]

Statement from Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show By Chanelle Rodger, , 4:30 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - GMT
2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - 'The Gold Coast International Marine Expo’s announcement to stage its event on the same weekend as the 27th annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) is surprising, but will have no effect on plans already well underway,' said Johan Hasser, General Manager for SCIBS. ... [more]

Last call to enter International Marina of the Year By Colin Bransgrove, , 4:10 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Marina Industries Association (MIA) supported by its Awards partner Club Marine Insurance is making one last call for marina award entries from marinas anywhere in the world. The MIA Marina Awards recognise global excellence and leadership across the marina industries and provide valuable benchmarks for industry and the wider community. ... [more]

Go on an underwater adventure this summer at the museum By Jude Timms, , 3:55 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - GMT
This summer families are invited to spend the day having an undersea adventure at the Australian National Maritime Museum as it presents a range of activities for children inspired by its brand new exhibition Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures. Have fun making undersea craft, take part in short film making and photography workshops, go on an after-dark tour or enjoy a hilarious theatre show ... [more]

GC Marine Expo-Industry Leaders unite for a bright future By Emma Milne, , 2:15 AM Friday 05 Dec 2014 - GMT
The Gold Coast International Marine Expo – a massive showcase of all things aquatic – has today announced new dates, new industry partners and 35 per cent extra exhibitor space and on-site parking capacity in a strategic move that immediately elevates the city’s status on the world boating stage. ... [more]

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