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HISC revive Round Hayling Island Race
Gerald New,
Hayling Island SC is to revive the Windsurf Round Hayling Island race this year. In its heyday up to 700 windsurfers took part. In the new version of the race, the club is limiting entries to 150. The event will take place on Good Friday, 10 April... [more]

Flying 15 class consider rig update
Gerald New,
The British Association of the Flying 15 class are to trial a new rig over the coming months at open meetings, with new genoa and mainsail designs from three of the major suppliers. First spotted at Hayling Island SC was the new design from Pinnell & Bax... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race finish time stretches, food supplies short on Leg 5
Richard Gladwell,,
Predictions made four days ago that the Volvo Ocean race would finish on 24 March UTC, now appear to be rather optimistic as the leaders are beset by light winds which will last all the way to the finish off Rio de Janeiro. The race is now expected to finish at least a day later.... [more]

Portimão fleet pass Falklands
Olivier Dewar,
In the latest 0620 GMT Sunday position poll (22/03), the two race leaders, Desafio Cabo de Hornos and Beluga Racer have passed the Falkland Islands obstruction and are reaching north-east with the Chilean duo of Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz maintaining a 60 mile lead over Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme during the past 24 hours.... [more]

Grand Prix Petit Navire regatta - 60 footers to Kite Surf to Optimists
Event media,
During the 10th running of the Grand Prix Petit Navire, which includes classes from 60 footers to Optimists, the Dragon class will celebrate its 80th anniversary. Fifteen associations and 300 volunteers have rallied together, year after year, to organise a unique event. As such the Grand Prix Petit Navire has become the largest Kite Surf and Dragon event in the world... [more]

Moko the Dolphin, Star of Mahia Regatta
Tim Sandall,
Moko the dolphin a local identity at Mahia, a popular holiday town on the East Coast of the North Island in New Zealand, entertained young and old during the Wairoa Yacht Clubs annual Mahia Regatta... [more]

Dragons to celebrate their 80th birthday at Grand Prix Petit Navire
During the 10th anniversary of the Grand Prix Petit Navire, the celebrated Dragon will celebrate its 80th spring. Norwegian naval architect, Johan Anker, created this little 8.90 metre marvel in 1929.... [more]

Join the waiting list for Rolex Fastnet Race 2009
Rolex Fastnet Media,
2009c Rolex Fastnet Race- Royal Ocean Racing Club has taken the unprecedented step of closing the entry list some three months ahead of the date set in the Notice of Race, with 300 yachts already registered.... [more]

B14 crosses Bass Strait to save Tasmanian Devil
Sail-World Cruising,
Two sailors, Adrian Beswick, and crew Josh Phillips, who planned to cross Bass Strait, one of the most difficult crossings in ocean racing, in a B14 racing dinghy to raise awareness of the near extinction of the Tasmanian Devil, have made it to the other side.... [more]

New Zealand, Great Britain and Italy win at IFDS World Blind Sailing
Jacky James,
New Zealand has successfully defended its world championship team event title at the IFDS World Blind Sailing Championships sailed on Rotorua this week. Itlay and Great Britain won the B1 and B3 events respectively. New Zealand wins the 2009 title after securing a gold in the B2 fleet, and two silver medals in the B1 and B3 fleets.... [more]

Solo sailor Michel Kleinjans rounds Cape Horn - Portimao Ocean Race
Oliver Dewar,
On Leg 3 of the Portimao Global Ocean Race, Michel Kleinjans has kept pace with the double-handed teams. Yet Kleinjans has raced across two oceans entirely alone; physically alone on his 40ft yacht, Roaring Forty, but also in terms of direct, single-handed competition.... [more]

Emirates Team NZ goes sailing - images and video of the new TP52
Richard Gladwell,
Since her launching after the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, Emirates Team New Zealand 's TP52 has been a regular sight on the Waitemata Harbour as she works up against another newly launched TP52 Artemis, before both are shipped to Europe for competition on the Med Cup Circuit. Hulls, sails and spars are by Cookson Boats, North Sails and Southern Spars. See two sailing videos here... [more]

Italy and NZ lead in B1 at IFDS World Blind Sailing Champs
Jacky James,
Norway has lost the overall lead in the B1 fleet of the World Blind Sailing Championships for the first time since racing started in Rotorua on Sunday. Four races were sailed on Lake Rotorua today pushing Italy into the lead in the B1 fleet on 20 points, followed by the New Zealand team on 25 points. Norway follows closely, rounding off the top three with 26.5 points.... [more]

Musandam back into the Northern Hemisphere
Oman Sail,
After 68 days at sea, 63 of them spent in the Southern Hemisphere, Mohsin Al Busaidi and the rest of the crew on Musandam were elated at the prospect of having no more goals to reach before crossing the finish line off Muscat.... [more]

2008-2009 Portimão Global Ocean Race
5 legs around the World - the World's first Solo-Double race....
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2008 - 2009 Volvo Ocean Race
The 2008-09 event will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon...
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Gear & Gadgets
Latest sailing gear and gadgets...
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Keelboat Events

Regattas, Open Meetings and Championship events for inshore keelboats - including the SB3, Dragon, Etchells, Soling, RS Elite, Daring etc...
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Regattas, Open, Championship and special events for Offshore yachts...
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