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One Ton Cup Revisited: History repeats for the champion Rainbow II By Alan Sefton, , 8:55 AM Thursday 05 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
In 1969, the S&S 36, skippered then, as now, by Chris Bouzaid, won four straight to win the coveted One Ton Cup off the North Sea island of Heligoland. Fast forward, and today she nailed a 2/1/1/1 series to guarantee victory on overall points even though there is still the 1.5-points race finale scheduled for Saturday. ... [more]

2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Day 1 images by Studio Borlenghi By Studio Borlenghi, , 4:22 AM Thursday 05 Mar 2015 - GMT
Studio Borlenghi provide some of these stunning shots from Day 1 of 2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. ... [more]

Andre Hoek at RHKYC: ‘Sailing Design driven by Scientific Research’ By Sail-World Asia, , 3:58 AM Thursday 05 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
André will talk about research, development and design, focusing on the development of hull shapes of classically styled yachts with modern underwater configurations, and the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Velocity Prediction Programmes which are used to optimise their hull shapes. He will also briefly explain the hull shape research for J Class yachts and various other designs. ... [more]

San Fernando Race Charity Dinner - loud shirts, please! By Colin Dawson, , 3:35 AM Thursday 05 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has been racing to San Fernando since 1977. Sailors enjoy 'going south' away from miserable, grey Hong Kong weather, with ideal sailing conditions under a full moon leading them to the shores of northern Luzon. ... [more]

Bay of Islands to host 3.7 Class NZ National Championship By Chris Mitchell, Bay of Islands , 2:03 AM Thursday 05 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The 3.7 Class National Championship is to be held March 7-9 at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club at Waitangi in Northland. Over 21 yachts are expected to enter. The defending champion is Derek Snow of Wakatere. ... [more]

Editorial: Volvo OR arrives..Rainbow II wins again..NZ sailing roundup By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:39 PM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Editorial from Sail-World.com’s New Zealand e-magazine for March 4, 2015: On Saturday evening Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race came to a remarkable end, with the three leading boats arriving within six minutes of each other - that's after three weeks of very intense racing. New Zealand is still coming to grips with the new Volvo Ocean Race. No New Zealand boat. One design fleet. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - La porte étroite By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:21 PM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat prend le large. Neutrogena et GAES Centros Auditivos bloqués par les hautes pressions. Conditions musclées à l’ouest du cap Hor ... [more]

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - Overall report By Melvyn (Mel) Steiner, Sydney , 5:11 PM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 2015 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - organised and run by the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto, is done and dusted, but the memories live on. Final tallies are still being worked on, but it is now expected that the event will raise $30,000 in support of the charities – mostly the Hunter Branch of the NSW Cancer Council with a smaller amount going to Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Big challenges for Team Brunel in extreme weather By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 1:18 PM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - Sailing on board a lightning-fast racing yacht in extreme weather conditions involves risks. For example, Gerd-Jan Poortman injured his arm on the last leg, and onboard reporter Stefan Coppers sustained a slight burn. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - 曼福队 - 卧薪尝胆 终得逆转 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:46 PM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第四赛段的冠军曼福队于北京时间2月28日16时31分率先冲过终点线。第四赛段的竞争格外激烈,接连遭遇水手受伤和通讯卫星故障的曼福队始终卧薪尝胆,终于在离终点不到24小时的关键时刻完成了对前方两支船队的反超,一举夺冠。这也是曼福队在本届比赛中的首个赛段奖杯。 ... [more]

OTUSA AC45 Turbo workout images by pressure-drop.us By Erik Simonson, , 12:23 PM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
OTUSA AC45 Turbo workout images by pressure-drop.us ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean – Competition gets underway in Virgin Gorda By regattanews.com, , 12:15 PM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - GMT
Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean – A fleet of 21 Swan yachts, comprising an array of different models from seven different countries and territories will contest an eagerly anticipated week of action in the Virgin Gorda archipelago, the British Virgin Islands tomorrow, Wednesday 4 March. ... [more]

Another boat show in Phuket. Really? By Kongleaphy Keam, Phuket Gazette, , 10:06 AM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Phuket has been named as a top choice for the launch of a Thailand Yacht Show, to be organized by the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS). The location for the yacht show, planned for the end of this year, has been narrowed down to Phuket and Pattaya, explained Deputy Minister of Transport Akom Termpittayapisit ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 4 - Pressure goes on RBNZ By Collinson FX, , 8:46 AM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Mar 4 - Equity markets and the Dollar retreated overnight, from elevated highs, driven by Central Bank activity. Markets keenly await the detail of the ECB's QE policy to be elucidated Thursday. The NZD fed off these cross Tasman moves, pushing above 0.7550, putting pressure on the local RBNZ. ... [more]

2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show – Excellent images by Paul Wyeth By Paul Wyeth, , 8:23 AM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - GMT
2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show – Excellent images by Paul Wyeth ... [more]

2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Images by Tim Wright By Trish Jenkins, , 3:54 AM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - GMT
Photographer Tim Wright captured some of these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 and along the course at St Barths, Barbuda and Redonda. ... [more]

Lifeskills National Careers Week - Diploma to launch new careers By Emma Slater, , 2:39 AM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - GMT
Day two of Lifeskills National Careers Week and RYA Dinghy and Windsurfing Chief Instructor, Amanda Van Santen tells us about an exciting new project on the Isle of Wight offering a Watersports career pathway. ... [more]

Lifeskills National Careers Week - Diploma to launch new careers By Emma Slater, , 2:39 AM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - GMT
Day two of Lifeskills National Careers Week and RYA Dinghy and Windsurfing Chief Instructor, Amanda Van Santen tells us about an exciting new project on the Isle of Wight offering a Watersports career pathway. ... [more]

Gill Commodore's Cup - Entries on the increase By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 1:53 AM Wednesday 04 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Gill Commodore's Cup consists of one day of racing as a stand alone event, immediately prior to the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta and is open to all boat categories taking part in the main event (excluding the Lottery Class). This year there is a record entry with over 70 yachts expected to be taking part. Several tight windward leeward races are planned for the fast performance yachts ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:52 PM Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica. He talks about wanting to sail on a Kiwi boat in the next race - how this race compares with the others in which he has sailed - how small gains seem to be paying well - the vexed issue of AIS on tactics, and more ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:34 PM Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica. A product of the RNZYS Youth Program, Swete is on his second Volvo Ocean Race. He touches on the differences between the two programs, the impact that AIS is having on the racing and plenty more ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Race Director Jack Lloyd reflects on the new VOR By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:14 PM Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Sail-World.com's New Zealand Editor caught up with Race Director, Jack Lloyd on the floor of the sail-loft in the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard. In this 15 minute interview, Lloyd gives his view of the progress made as a result of adopting the Volvo 65 One Design - with all boats having finished every leg (with one exception - Vestas Wind). ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Image gallery - Tour of the Boatyard By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:43 PM Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Yesterday Volvo Ocean Race threw open the barriers and let the media have an inside view of the Boatyard at the Viaduct Events Centre The area is open to the public (stay behind the safety barriers) where you can see the boats on the hard, and look inside the Events Centre which has been converted into a massive sail and rigging loft. ... [more]

The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Navigators Prize winner for Leg 4 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 8:53 PM Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The B&G Navigators’ Prize is presented to the Navigator who has made the most effective use of meteorological, oceanographic and geographical information to gain distance on the majority of the fleet, as voted for by the Navigators themselves. Today we have feedback from Will Oxley of Team Alvimedica, Andrew Cape of Team Brunel and from Jean Luc Nelias of Mapfre, the winner of Leg Four. ... [more]

America's Cup: Artemis Racing burns up the Bay + Video By John Navas, , 8:18 PM Tuesday 03 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Artemis Racing took their development AC45 out on San Francisco Bay, yesterday. Videographer, John Navas was there to catch all the action on high resolution video. ... [more]

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