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Satellite tracking for Transpac 2007
By Rich Roberts & Sail-World,
Around the world, the internet has become the news source of choice for sailors as download speeds continue to rise. Now Transpac 2007 take a leap forward.... [more]

Golding continues to catch race leader Stamm
By Coralie Rassinoux,
With Bernard Stamm slowed for the last 12 hours, Mike Golding on ECOVER has continued to make inroads on the leader of the Velux 5 Oceans solo round the world race. This morning Mike had taken a further 30 miles and since Saturday morning ECOVER has gained 78 miles - Alex Thomson is 243 miles behind Mike now and Kojiro Siraishi is 69 miles behind ECOVER... [more]

Ranking the Sailing Sites
By Al Constable,
Sail-World has been the largest sailing news site in Australia for many years have never up to now published comparative statistics between ourselves and other Australian sailing sites but have been asked by many of our advertisers to provide the source of the independent statistics we use ourselves.... [more]

Lissiman wins Slam Etchells 2007 Australian titles
By Rob Kothe,
West Australian Swan River fleet sailor Skip Lissiman, who was a member of the 1983 America’s Cup winning Australia II crew, this afternoon won the 2007 Slam Etchells Australian Championship sailed on the legendary Cockburn Sound. Britain’s Andy Beadsworth sailing with James McHugh and Simon Fry were third... [more]

World Cup Series gets the Green Light. Working Party for 2012
On the final day of ISAF Council meetings at the ISAF Annual Conference in Helsinki, Finland this year’s hot topic, an ISAF World Cup for the Olympic Classes was given the go ahead. A working party will be formed to look at and carry out research into evaluating the events which will be selected for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.... [more]

Cats prepare for Aruba Heineken Regatta
By Steve Arkley,
Racing starts Sunday at the Aruba Heineken Regatta, organized by Edwin Lodder, in co-operation with the Aruba Tourism Authority and Heineken-Aruba. Thanks to the help of a lot of sponsors, it's possible to organize this event to include a combination of sailing, relaxation and parties... [more]

Harbour filling in Pointe a Pitre, Route du Rhum
By Event Media,
After Claude Thélier and Franck-Yves Escoffier last night, Antoine Koch (Sopra) crossed the line after 12d00h50’41s at sea. His speed average is 12.26 knots. Pointe à Pitre expects Roland Jourdain (Sill et Véolia-IMOCA) this evening – French time onto the arrival line as well as Thierry Duprey du Vorsent (Gitana XII-ORMA).... [more]

Alex Thomson makes good progress - Velux 5 Oceans
By Annabel Merrison,
It’s great to see the degrees of latitude get bigger and bigger so quickly. It really feels like we are making good progress and clocking up roughly 300 miles per day in the right direction.... [more]

Sydney International Regatta 2006
By Event media,
Sydney International Regatta 2006, is shaping up to one of Sydney’s prime sailing events, as sailors around the globe prepare to travel to Sydney Harbour to participate in this most prestigious event. Entries are expected from a number of international teams including Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Singapore, Hungary, Germany and Japan, as well as from all over Australia... [more]

Stamm (SUI) and Golding (GBR) match top speeds
By Tim Kelly,
After a full 20 days at sea, the leading yachts of Bernard Stamm (CHEMINEES POUJOULAT) and Mike Golding (ECOVER) have been setting a ferocious pace at the front of the VELUX 5 Oceans fleet and pushing each other to the limit. So much so that two of the biggest names in solo off shore sailing have been matching each other every step of the way since Golding moved into second place... [more]

NZ Icebergs Traced to Falklands
By David Eames,
Last week Sail-World reported the existence of a hazard for southern sailors, a flotilla of icebergs about 260 km south of Stewart Island, New Zealand. Now, NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) scientists believe they have traced the history of the flotilla. Oceanographer Mike Williams said the 100-odd icebergs were likely descendants of A-43, a superberg that broke off the Ronne Ice Shelf, south of the Falkland Islands, in May 2000.... [more]

Mike Golding on catching Stamm
By Coralie Rassinoux,
Now up into second place in the Velux 5 Oceans solo race around the world, Mike Golding’s prospects are looking brighter today, not just because he overtook Japan’s Kojiro Shiraishi last night but he believes the chances of not haemorrhaging miles to race leader Bernard Stamm are not looking as bleak as he believed they were yesterday afternoon... [more]

GUL RS Shortcourse Sprint Championship Images
By Chunky,
Here we have a selection of photos by Chunkypics from the GUL RS Shortcourse Sprint Championship. This final RS season event was a departure from the standard two-day six-race format - fifty-one boats across six RS classes all racing on a single course - crash-and-burn fifteen minute races... [more]

Golding overtakes Shiraishi - Velux 5 Oceans
By Tim Kelly,
Mike Golding on ECOVER finally moved up into second place in the VELUX 5 OCEANS after passing Kojiro Shiraishi on SPIRIT OF YUKOH just before midnight last night.... [more]

GUL RS Sprint Championships, Rutland SC
By RS media,
GUL kindly sponsored the last large RS Association event of 2006, the RS Sprint Championships at Rutland SC on 4 November. The event was a departure from the standard two-day six-race format - fifty-one boats across six RS classes all racing on a single course in crash-and-burn fifteen minute races... [more]

Boat Tech Asia 2007
By Event Media,
Boat Tech Asia, the sister conference to the highly acclaimed Boat Tech China that successfully took place in Guangzhou in April 2006 (attended by 195 delegates from 20 countries) will run in Singapore, 23-24 April, 2007.... [more]

Cut in Olympic Sailing classes for 2012
ISAF President Göran PETERSSON (SWE) began the ISAF Council meetings today by setting out a host of challenges for our sport, as the ISAF Annual Conference reaches crunch time in Helsinki, Finland. He confirmed that for 2012, sailing will have only ten Olympic medals and a maximum limit of 380 athletes. Opening the way for a class reshuffle that could see new breed boats such as the 29erXX and the RS700/Musto Skiff join the Olympics... [more]

505 Winter Training at Draycote
By 5o5 Association,
The 505 class association ran its first weekends of winter training at Draycote Water Sailing Club in November. The wind presented marginal trapezing conditions on the water... [more]

Tim Troy Withdraws from VELUX 5 Oceans
By Tim Kelly,
Tim Troy, the solo yachtsman from the United States who was fighting tenaciously to make the start line of the VELUX 5 OCEANS race, officially withdrew his entry today. Troy was determined for over two years to take part in the classic round the world single-handed yacht race... [more]

World Cup Receives Support - ISAF Conference
The report from the Format Working Party – covering feedback from sailors, coaches, race officials, event organizers and the media – brought broad agreement on the current Medal Race format. A major emphasize of the working party report was to improve the media coverage of the Medal Race, a focus which ran into the next big debate on Submission 073 on an ISAF World Cup for the Olympic Classes.... [more]

Formula 18 Australian Championships
By Media Services,
Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby today won the F18 Australian Championships with a convincing lead of 14 points. The fleet of 32 boats enjoyed excellent wind conditions seeing a full series completed. Wind gusts reaching 25 knots tested all abilities whilst the four seasons of Melbourne were experienced over the five day series... [more]

Monsoon Cup set to become Sailing’s richest event
By Sean McNeill,
The World Match Racing Tour resumes its 2006-’07 season at the end of the month with Stage 6, the Monsoon Cup, Nov. 29-Dec. 3 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.... [more]

A Word With The Chair - ISAF Conference
Although they rarely make the headlines, Race Officials are a crucial part of the sailing world. The Race Officials Committee cover the four categories of race management, umpiring, judging and measurement. Race management covers setting courses and running races; judging involves settling disputes – and increasingly – making calls out on the water; umpiring covers ‘refereeing’ on the water in match racing; and measurement ensures that all the competitors are complying to the equipment rules.... [more]

Singapore to take part in Clipper Race 2007
By Channel NewsAsia,
Singapore's debut in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was a success. ‘Uniquely Singapore’ promoted the Singapore brand worldwide, with the team finishing a credible 5th among 10 boats.... [more]

18s fly in extraordinary conditions
By Simon Grain, was on Sydney Harbour on Sunday covering Race 1 of the Ssangyong Winning Appliances NSW 18ft Skiff Championship and we bring you fantastic video footage of this incredible day. With a southerly wind howling at around 40 knots and big seas sweeping across the harbour, the Club Marine boys flew to victory while the rest of the fleet were barely able to keep afloat.... [more]

Craftinsure Firefly Class Inlands Preview
By Barney Smith,
The Craftinsure Firefly class inlands will take place this coming weekend (11/12 November) at Rutland Sailing Club. The event will be the last open meeting of a fantastic 60th Anniversary year for this evergreen two person, two sail, dinghy... [more]

Update from Bullimore’s Doha 2006
By Tony Bullimore,
Tony Bullimore and his crew are currently crossing the Indian Ocean bound for Hobart, Tasmania and the start of his bid to become the first to break the 70 day barrier for sailing non-stop around the world.... [more]

Lionel Lemonchois wins the Route du Rhum
By Sail-World,
Lionel Lemonchois, sailing Gitana 11 has crossed the finish line in the Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale. He has sailed the 3542 mile course from St Malo to Guadeloupe in 7 days, 17hrs and 19 minutes and has slashed the old record by a massive 4 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes.... [more]

18 footers NSW titles Club Marine leads
By Frank Quealey,
The Club Marine crew of Euan Mc Nicol, Scott Babbage and Cameron McDonald gave an outstanding exhibition of sailing skills and teamwork when they took out Race 1 of the Ssangyong Winning Appliances NSW 18ft Skiff Championship in extraordinary conditions on Sydney Harbour on Sunday.... [more]

Garmin Hamble Winter Series - Charity Pursuit Race
By Peter Danby,
A large number of pirates were seen in the Solent on Sunday when many of the crews competing in the Charity Pursuit Race, along with the Race Committee, enlivened this light hearted event by adopting piratical clothing. The skull and crossbones flag was also prominent on the water... [more]

Laser 4.7 Inland Championship
By Martin Hayes,
44 Laser 4.7 sailors arrived at Chew Valley SC on Saturday to be greeted by fog and no wind. Not only was this the Inland Championships, but it was the last of six Ladder Events for 2006, with most of the top prizes still to be decided... [more]

Jon Emmett wins Laser Radial Inlands
By J Emmett,
Force one shifty winds made life very hard for the sixty six Radials who attended the Inland Championships hosted by Chew Valley. Race officer Ralph Singleton probably had the most difficult day and did a great job, making the most of the conditions and keeping the racing turn around very tight... [more]

Engines out for Bullimore RTW attempt
By Peter Sharpe,
British ocean racer Tony Bullimore is sailing his 102ft catamaran Doha 2006 way to Hobart from Qatar, via the Maldives and is expected on November 13. The major task then will be to remove the catamarans engines ahead of the record attempt.... [more]

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