Attrition continues in the Barcelona World Race; Dominique Wavre and Michèle Paret are riding the storm towards Argentina under a jury rig after Mirabaud was dismasted on Saturday. In Ushuaia, the keel damage on Groupe Bel has forced their retirement. Hugo Boss is currently in the Falkland Islands to repair the mainsail track. With less than 500 miles to the equator, Virbac-Paprec 3 will be the first yacht to experience the challenge of the Doldrums.
Those of you who have been following the Velux 5 Oceans race will not want to miss the upcoming live web chats; the four skippers will take some time away for their Sprint 4 preparations to answer fans questions on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22nd and 23rd. See our story for the details!
Congratulations to Canadians Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn for their recent success as key players in major regattas. As a team, they are back to challenge for an Olympic medal in the Star in 2012. In between Star training sessions, they keep busy sailing the Open 60 O Canada!, Richard Oland's SC 52, Vela Veloce and a California based TP52. We wish them the best on their way to London 2012!
Miami Sailing Week just wrapped up yesterday; Jon Messenger on Black Sheep, his Melges 20, posted the best Canadian results; legendary Hans Fogh with Roger Green finished in the top third in the Star.
Finally, don't forget that Ontario Sailing is now accepting nominations for this year's Ontario Sailing's Legend of Ontario Sailors Award presented by Canadian Yachting Magazine. The award recognizes outstanding contribution to the recreational and/or competitive sport of sailing in Canada.
We have sending you our another Sail-World Canada Newsletter because you are already receiving an existing marine newsletter from us or because we believe this will be of interest to you. If you like this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another weekly. If you don't want us to send you another newsletter, and we won't.
Follow Sail-World on Twitter
Customised news feeds
Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.
CLICK HEREto view examples and get free news tickers for your site. ------------------------------------------------------------------
Too much sailing news? Not enough?
Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe.
If you don't want us to send you another newsletter, a single click here and we won't.