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The five surviving entrants in the Velux 5 Oceans race have started from Fremantle on Leg 2.

Britain's Star sailors, Iain Percy and Steve Mitchell have split after failing performance in 2006.

The London Boat Show comes to an end - can Spring be far away?

Images from the Fremantle start of the Velux 5 Oceans
By OnEdition/Sail-World UK,
Images from the Fremantle start of the Velux 5 Oceans where Bernard Stamm of Switzerland led the fleet across the start line at 15:00 on Sunday January 14. The yachts are expected to arrive in Norfolk in early March... [more]

Second leg of Velux 5 Oceans gets underway
By Tim Kelly,
Bernard Stamm of Switzerland led the fleet across the start line at 15:00 on Sunday January 14 (06:00 GMT). The start gun for the second leg of the VELUX 5 OCEANS fired and marked the beginning of one of the longest and toughest legs in solo ocean racing... [more]

Final images from London Boat Show
By OnEdition/Sail-World UK,
Final images from the Collins Stewart London Boat Show which took place from 5-14 January 2007 at ExCeL London... [more]

Sir Robin makes the start of Leg 2
By Sophy Williams,
After a worrying night of repair work on SAGA INSURANCE, Sir Robin Knox Johnston's team successfully completed the necessary repairs by 05:00 and Sir Robin crossed the line in second place under half a boat length behind Bernard Stamm in the start from Fremantle to Norfolk, USA... [more]

Reigning champs lead 14ft Skiff Australian titles
By Di Pearson,
Former 14ft skiff world champions and reigning Australian champions Lindsay Irwin/Andrew Perry won the first race of the 2007 Australian 14ft Championship on Corio Bay in Geelong, Victoria.... [more]

Aussies fend off Kiwis in 12ft skiff win
By Di Pearson,
A perfect sailing day as Emmett Lazich/Cameron McDonald (CST Composites) took out the first heat of Sail Melbourne’s 12 footer series being sailed at the International Skiff Regatta on Corio Bay in Geelong today.... [more]

Stars & Stripes takes Record and Line Honours
By Dana Paxton, Media Pro,
Stars & Stripes, the Custom 60 multihull owned by Steve and Scott Liebel, broke the multihull race record in the 2007 Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race. Reporting maximum boat speed at 32 knots during the race... [more]

Saga Insurance may miss restart of Velux 5 Oceans
By Sophy Williams,
After a calm and collected fortnight of work on SAGA INSURANCE a last minute hiccup may jeopardise Sir Robin Knox Johnston making the start line tomorrow at 15:00. During a final sail earlier today, a rope got caught round the propeller on their way back into port causing the sail drive to shear... [more]

Riley Marine draws first blood at 16ft Skiff Nats
By Di Pearson,
Current NSW 16ft skiff champion skipper Jack Andrew steered Riley Marine Fittings to a win from the Lee Knapton steered Bob Jane T Marts Edgecliff in the first race of their Australian Championship sailed on Corio Bay in Geelong today.... [more]

Freeport Marine Frostbite Series - Race 4
By Bill Harris,
The penultimate race in the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s Freeport Marine Frostbite Series was held last Sunday morning in conditions that differed greatly from the previous race when boats sat becalmed on the start line... [more]

420 Worlds Photo DVD now available - Free!
By Richard Gladwell,
Several sailors/parents/supporters have approached Sail-World for photos of the recent 420 Worlds. As always, we are more than pleased to oblige – and at no charge.... [more]

We look at the Legend 50 & Island Packet SP Cruiser
By Fast Track Sailing,
Peters Opal hosted no less than four press launches at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show across nearly all of its six major brands. Here we take a look at the Legend 50 UK Debut and the European Debut of the SP Cruiser motor sailer from Island Packet... [more]

Fremantle prizegiving now restart - Velux 5 Oceans
By Tim Kelly,
Whilst Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Kojiro Shiraishi (JPN) have enjoyed well over a month of preparation time in Fremantle (Western Australia), skippers such as Graham Dalton (NZL) and Unai Basurko (ESP) have had less than two weeks to prepare their yachts for the extreme conditions of the Southern Ocean. During the stopover, all the boats have come out the water and taken out their masts to ensure that everything is repaired and primed.... [more]

McFarlane and Payne take Australian Fireball title
By Event media,
Heather McFarlane and Chris Payne after six silvers have won their first International Fireball Australian Championship held at Westernport Yacht Club. The win tops off a great 2006 when they achieved a 3rd at the International Fireball 2006 World Championships held recently in Canada... [more]

WA duo win Australian Flying 15 keelboat crown
By Mike Sabey,
Today the Western Australian duo Grant Alderson and Dean McAully sailing No Bull stormed home off Brighton to win the Australian International Flying Fifteen crown ahead of a strong 65 boat fleet... [more]

New format for 2008 Rolex Commodores' Cup
A significant change for 2008 is in the racing programme for the week. The RORC has carried out a thorough review of the week long schedule and made some bold decisions. Most striking is the positioning of the offshore race in the middle of the week and the short passage race, provisionally a Round the Island course, towards the end. The removal of one of the inshore races offers crews greater breathing space during an intense week of racing, but the final inshore race of the series carries double points adding to the excitement at the event climax... [more]

Images of Oyster's New 655 at the London Boat Show
By Sail-World/Oyster media,
The Oyster 655, designed by Rob Humphreys and the Oyster Design Team, launched last September made its debut at the 2007 Collins Stewart London Boat Show. The 655 is an all-new addition to the Oyster Range and joins the Oyster 72 as the second model in the range designed to use modern materials such as Kevlar and Carbon... [more]

Malbon to skipper Artemis Ocean Racing Team
By Camilla Green - Pitch PR,
Artemis Ocean Racing, the ocean racing team sponsored by Artemis, one of the UK’s leading investment companies have signed Jonny Malbon as their new skipper, it was announced today. Jonny Malbon, 32, will replace Brian Thompson who skippered Artemis Ocean Racing in 2006... [more]

Dee Caffari to go from zero to 60 in two years
By Karen Earl,
Aviva are to back Dee Caffari in her move into Open 60 racing. Caffari intends to take part in the 2008/9 Vendée Globe, regarded as one of the world's most gruelling sailing races. In the first phase of her campaign she will use a training boat, 'Aviva', formerly known as 'Hellomoto'. The preparation of a new purpose built race boat for the Vendée Globe entry will also start immediately, with Merfyn Owen of Owen Clarke Designs to design the new boat... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 goes to Asia
By ISAF /,
Starting in October 2008, the race will have eleven ocean legs and eight In Port races. From Alicante in Spain to Africa, then to the Middle East, South East Asia, China, Brazil, North East USA, Western Europe and Sweden.... [more]

Oneeeee Hundred - Alinghi get sail number 100
By Alinghi media,
Alinghi, Defender of the 32nd America’s Cup, has been allocated sail number 100, becoming the first America’s Cup Class yacht to have a three digit sail number in the history of the class... [more]

British sailors top 2007 Mirror Pre-Worlds
By Event Media,
Anna Mackenzie and Holly Scott sailed consistently over these last three days to clinch the 2007 Mirror Pre-Worlds title in style... [more]

Percy and Mitchell split - Now it can be told . .
By Sail-World UK,
One of Britain´s top sailing teams have decided to call it a day. The RYA issued a statement today that the Skandia Team GBR Star class sailors, Iain Percy and Steve Mitchell, 'have decided to pursue new challenges'... [more]

Autenrieth wins Optimist World Championship
By Robert Wilkes/Ho Shu Fen (As Amended By ISAF),
Julian Autenrieth (GER) is the 2006 Optimist World Champion after a nail-biting final day in Montevideo, Uruguay. Autenrieth pipped Griselda Khng (SIN) to the title, getting the better of his rival in the final race to take the overall prize.... [more]

34th Bloody Mary - The view from the Dugout
By Mike Wilkie,
The leading eight positions in the 34th Bloody Mary sailed last Saturday at the Queen Mary SC were taken by dinghy classes that all rank in the over 50 club. Graham Cam was the winner in a National 12, with another N12 in second, helm Caroline Martin. Third and fourth places went to the Solos of Chris Brown and Vanda Young. The Merlin Rocket of Stu Bitherell rounded out the leading five.... [more]

On the road again - SWE-96 heads for Spain
By Team PR,
SWE 96 is on the way to Valencia for the 32nd America’s Cup. The new boat that Victory Challenge has built to take part in the world’s most prestigious sailing competition left, according to plan, the shipyard in Göteborg at 10:45 this morning. Transportation to Spain will be done on a lorry... [more]

Liverpool Yacht Clubs Brass Monkey gets underway
By Tim Fowle,
January 7th saw the first of Liverpool Yacht Clubs Brass Monkey series sponsored by Renard Systems. Starting on an overcast morning the weather was a good force 4 to 5 southerly with light drizzle, gusting up to 30 knots during the race... [more]

Dee Caffari is Raymarine/ YJA Yachtsman of the Year
By Media,
British round the world sailing heroine, Dee Caffari was presented with the prestigious title of Raymarine/YJA Yachtsman of the Year at The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Katie Miller was presented with the prestigious title of Raymarine Young Sailor of the Year... [more]

Playful Whales Sink Yacht
By Cruising,
Just submerged containers and whales are the unknowns of any ocean voyage - unknowns it's hard to prepare against. However, there’s a theory that when a yacht has a collision with a whale, it’s because the whale was sleeping, not because the whale makes a doggy mistake, or attacks the yacht.... [more]

Champs defend in Kiwi Blackwash at 420 Worlds
By Jodie Perkins and Sail-World,
New Zealand's Carl Evans and Peter Burling have successfully defended their title winning the 420 World Championships for 2007 being sailed off Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore. They joined Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie of New Zealand who are now officially named Women’s 420 World Champions for 2007, having established an unassailable lead at the finish of yesterday’s racing... [more]

More images from the London Boat Show
By Sail-World/OnEdition,
More images from the Collins Stewart London Boat Show - the show has undergone a major revamp for 2007 and is bursting with new, exciting and interactive things to do and see. The ten-day event houses the largest and most varied collection of boats in the UK and attracts an interesting and exciting array of boating personalities and marine experts... [more]

Sail TV comes to Sky from 15 January
By Peta Stuart-Hunt/PR Works,
Sail TV is to be the exclusive marine content provider controlling regular prime time slots on a new satellite channel on SKY - look in the electronic programme guide for Solent TV from Monday 15 January... [more]

BMW ORACLE Racing’s new yacht arrives in Auckland
By BMW Oracle Racing Media,
USA 98, BMW ORACLE Racing’s second race yacht designed and built for the America’s Cup in 2007, arrived at the team’s temporary training base in Auckland Monday morning (NZT)... [more]

Kojiro Shiraishi receives redress - Velux 5 Oceans
By Tim Kelly,
The International Jury of the Velux 5 Oceans yacht race today confirmed that Japanese skipper Kojiro Shiraishi, sailing onboard his Open 60 Spirit of Yukoh, was awarded a reduction on the elapsed time for the leg of 7.5 hours... [more]

Both Open and Womens 420 titles to New Zealand
By Jodie Perkins and Sail-World,
Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie are celebrating tonight after establishing an unassailable lead in the Women’s 420 World Championships. While results from Takapuna today are still preliminary the pair of Laser Radial sailors appears to have sealed the Women’s 420 World Championship title without having to sail the final two races... [more]

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