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America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand has pushed the start button on their campaign for the 35th America's Cup, with a budget that has been reduced by an estimated 20% from the San Francisco campaign. The decision to relocate the Venue for the Match to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda has resulted in reduced attractiveness to sponsors, which in turn has led to cuts in the program ... [more]  

The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ... [more]  

With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. ... [more]  

One Design Trophy regatta, stage two of the Australian Farr 40 2014/15 season, is set to play out this weekend on Sydney Harbour, Saturday February 28 to Sunday March 1. ... [more]  

Emirates Team New Zealand has announced a team restructuring ahead on next week's expected announcement that the Qualifier for the 2017 America's Cup will be held in Auckland. The statement issued by the team early this afternoon, indicates the team has secured substantial funding and sponsorship for its 2017 campaign. ... [more]  

Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015 – Have you booked your accommodation? It is always good to book early to secure the best properties as these book out first. ... [more]  

Rescued Australian father and son are recovering fast by Sean Flynn | The Newport Daily News
The Australian father and son who were rescued from their 43-foot sailboat Sunday morning in 60-mph winds and 25-foot waves two days after setting out from Jamestown were recovering Monday at the Coast Guard Air Station in Forestdale, Mass., a village in Sandwich. ... [more]  

Sydney Trailer Boat Show – With origins going back to the early sixties at Silverwater Park, the Show has been heralded as one of Sydney’s oldest Boat Shows and has evolved to bring visitors a greater line up of trailer boating, a segment that remains the leading and most popular boating type for Australians ... [more]  

Laser Standard Men’s World Championships (June 29-July 8), the Laser Masters World Championships (July 10-18), and the Laser Radial Youth World Championships (August 14-20) are being hosted by the CORK. ... [more]  

Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Team SCA crew members Sally Barkow and Annie Lush before the start of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Both are former Olympic match racers, who have switched to ocean racing. Both are wearing the new prescription Kaenon sunglasses in the 40,000nm race around the world. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Overnight Ian Walker reported getting ahead of Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng only to have Mother Nature take it all back again, getting caught under a rain cloud in light winds ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Mythical, revered, renowned, legendary.....but above all Cape Horn is a time for extra care and caution. While observers and race fans may be poised to share and enjoy the passage of the race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat this Tuesday evening, Swiss co-skipper Bernard Stamm of race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat was clear that there will be little time for celebration ... [more]  

Nine-time Laser Masters world champion and Olympic sailing coach Brett Beyer was named Masters Athlete of the Year at the 2014 NSW Sports Awards in a ceremony recognising elite sports stars at Curzon House in Marsfield. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat, which has lead the two handed round the world race for 39 days, has passed Cape Horn (67°15 11 W) at 01:00 UTC (02:00 Barcelona time, 22:00 Chilean time). ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - The Notice of Race for the 2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship has been released. Set to be held in Middelfart, Denmark from 8-12 July, the 2015 edition of the Women’s Match Race Worlds will welcome the world’s finest female match racers as they fight for the title. ... [more]  

2015 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta – The Notice of Race, the Olympic Test Event, has been published. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2015 is the second of two Rio 2016 Olympic Test Events with the first being held in 2014. Rio will welcome sailors once again from 13-22 August 2015 with racing taking place inside and outside of Guanabara Bay. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, listen to the replay below. Nic talks with: Scott Babbage, Iain Murray on 18fter and also the America's Cup, Seve Jarvin and many more ... [more]  

Kiwi sailor Ryan Houston has grown up on this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race as he took on the role as Watch Captain for Team Alvimedica. His career as a sailor is evolving as he gets more involved in the leadership and decision-making onboard Alvimedica. Learn about the ‘Day in the Life’ of a Watch Captain in the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

Latest predictions for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race are all indicating a finish time between 1000hrs and 1400hrs on Saturday February 28. For one of only three Kiwi crew members in the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi's Daryl Wislang looks like being the first in the queue at the piecart, when the boats reach Auckland. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – 'We've just gone through the worst night yet of this Volvo.' That’s Charles Caudrelier speaking, the skipper of Dongfeng Race Team. ... [more]  

Entries are rolling in and d’Albora Marina is near to being fully occupied in terms of temporary berthing for this year’s Sail Port Stephens, April 13 –19, 2015. ... [more]  

The new 2015 Australian Sailing Team additions Matthew Wearn (WA), David Gilmour (WA), Rhys Mara (VIC) and Joel Turner (QLD) were officially welcomed on to the Australian Sailing Team at a team dinner at Middle Harbour Yacht Club last night. Sydney Olympic gold medallist in the Men’s 470 Tom King officially inducted the recent additions to the Australian Sailing Team. ... [more]  

The weather on the final day of the Sydney Yacht Championships continued it’s erratic ways, keeping everyone guessing as to what was coming next and bringing the result in the Sydney 38s and 36s to a nail-biter in the final race. ... [more]  

A US court has declined a request to confiscate a vessel owned by America's Cup champion, Oracle Team USA, as a lien for wages owed to a New Zealand sailor. Joe Spooner, who worked as grinder, is suing Oracle Racing for $962,879 in unpaid wages and damages for alleged wrongful discharge. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Within hours of each other Spirit of Hungary were finally forced to bow to the inescapable truth that they have to pitstop into Invercargill, South Island NZ and Renault Captur have left Wellington NZ after completing their own pit-stop. ... [more]  

Walpole in the Trees Regatta 2015 - Despite the last few weeks of isolation due to fires and road closures, preparations have not ceased for the small rural town of Walpole on the south coast of Western Australia in gearing up for another huge event of the year – over the Labour Day long weekend of the 28th February and 1st March. ... [more]  

Sydney 38 National Championships – Last day photos by Andrea Francolini ... [more]  

Australia’s historical ocean race, the QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race will set sail for the 67th time on Good Friday. An icon of Queensland, the offshore race is the biggest sporting event in Queensland to be staged annually over the Easter Weekend. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Eighteen hectic hours and a roller-coaster of emotions later, Bouwe Bekking’s men have gifted their fantastic lead to no less than three opponents. 'What a drama,' sighs Rokas Milevicius who is trying his best to show fighting spirit in spite of the setback. 'We’ll catch up with them, whatever it takes.' ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World – Emerging Nations Programme announced
Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop
US Sailing Match Racing Committee launches The Dial Up Newsletter
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 7
Volvo Ocean Race – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner
Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam
Geelong boat Phoenix wins Sydney 38 National Title *Feature
2014/15 Flying Eleven State Championships winners crowned
Sydney 38 Australian Championships - Final day images
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums
Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Ladies v ships and barges
Father and son ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime
Sydney Yachts National Championship 2015 - Day 2 VVideo
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7
Beneteau Oceanis 35 - The 3-in-1 Marvel
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay!
No winners in Sydney Newcastle Yacht Race
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA goes out past the Golden Gate + Video   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 6   
Hobart Combined Clubs Long Race Series – Race 6   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 6 interviews with Hamlin, Thurlow and Yamaha   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA report on their new foiler   
Performance Boating Sydney Yachts Pittwater Regatta - Day 2   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Images from Race 6 by Christophe Favreau   
Slow and steady wins Sydney to Pittwater Passage Race   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 creates history as US wins Race 6   
Barcelona World Race - Closing fast   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 6 here - Live and then in Replay!   
America's Cup: Parties given until today to file on AC45 arrest claim   
Sydney 38 Australian Championships - Race 3 images   
Geographe Bay Race Week - Saving the best until last   
Images from Pittwater: Sydney 38 Australian Championship   
Sydney 38 Australian Championship - Difficult Day 1   
Fitzgibbon and Tesch claim top NSW Sports Award for Team of the Year   
J24’s steal the show with a 1,2 in Jennifer Goldsmith Memorial   
Volvo Ocean Race: The fleet closes up at the equator   
Roads and Maritime Services expand live vision of conditions   


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