Volvo Ocean Race – Three new crew members join Team SCA

It has been confirmed that Dee Caffari (GBR), Sara Hastreiter (USA) and Elodie-Jane Mettraux (SUI) will all be joining Team SCA, leading global hygiene and forest products company SCA’s, all-female team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Caffari (41) is no stranger to ocean racing having competed in the Vendée Globe Race, the Global Challenge, Barcelona World Race and four transatlantic races.  She is the only woman to have sailed solo around the world in both directions (east about and ... Read More »

Phillippa Hutton-Squire – Moving Forwards!

It has been a sad time saying good bye to my lovely boat, Phesheya-Racing. Phesheya has entertained me on and off the water for last 4 years. I started sailing her in 2010 and now I have done so many miles in her I can’t begin to count (maybe 70 000nm)! Every single mile has been worthwhile. I have sailed around Britain and Ireland twice, done three Normandy Channel Races, around the world and lots more. Sometimes it has not ... Read More »

Clipper Race – Nqoba Mswazi to Cross the Pacific

A young Durban resident is preparing to take part in what is dubbed as the most challenging ocean crossing of the 40,000 mile long Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Nqoba Mswazi, a 22-year-old from Umbilo, is one of ten young South Africans aged 18 to 23 who have been chosen to take part in the Sapinda Rainbow Project. The aim is to develop young community leaders of the future and the ambassadors will also raise international awareness and funds for ... Read More »

Free Learn to Sail Videos on You Tube

From Tim Hore, Director at Tympani Productions Top Contributor. We have created this channel which takes people through the basic steps of how to sail a dinghy. Totally FREE to view. At the moment there are only 15 or so videos up on the channel but we have another 80 almost ready to go and will be uploading them soon. Have a look. Read More »

ORACLE TEAM USA introduces sailing crew

Skipper Jimmy Spithill and tactician/sailing team manager Tom Slingsby have introduced the crew who are participating in the team’s first training camp of the new America’s Cup cycle. In addition to Spithill and Slingsby, ORACLE TEAM USA opens training camp in Sydney, Australia this week with sailors Andrew Campbell, Kinley Fowler, Rome Kirby, Kyle Langford, Joey Newton, and Joe Spooner. Philippe Presti will be returning to the team as coach. “I’m excited that we’ve managed to assemble this group,” said ... Read More »

Sailor of the Month – William Edwards

March 2014 issue – Sailor of the Month William Edwards Hobie sailors have done our country proud for many years as they have consistently finished on the podium in World Championship events. One of these is William Edwards, who together with his wife Lucinda, make an awesome on-the-water team. In Australia’s Jervis Bay they set the world stage alight in the opening event of the 2014 Hobie 16 worlds by winning the Hobie Masters title in a tight battle, edging ... Read More »

Clipper Race – Race 9 restarts after repairs

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Chairman and Founder of the Clipper Race, has repaired the forestay bottlescrews of nine of the 12-strong Clipper 70 fleet with the rest being completed over the next day. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said inevitably there are things that need adjusting with a new fleet of boats. Race 9, Singapore to Qingdao, China was halted and the boats diverted to Hong Kong so the repairs could be carried out quickly before the race restarted less than a day ... Read More »

ISAF Resources iOS Application

The International Sailing Federation has launched a new ISAF Resources Application available for all iOS devices via iTunes and the Apple App Store. The ISAF Resources App currently has a number of existing publication titles available for purchase in an e-format, with more resources being added over coming months: • ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety • ISAF Beginners Guide to Dinghy Sailing • ISAF Beginners Guide to Kiteboarding • ISAF Coaching Fundamentals • ISAF Guide to Yachting – Crewing ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – Charles Caudrelier to Skipper Dongfeng Race Team

Frenchman Charles Caudrelier was announced as skipper of Dongfeng Race Team at the Official Christening in Sanya. The Volvo Ocean 65 was officially christened ‘Dongfeng’ (meaning East Wind) in the presence of famous Chinese sporting stars Zhang Ning and Guo Chuan alongside Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad, Mr Li Quan-Hai, of the China Yachting Association and Director of Watersports National Centre of the China and Gary Huang, General Manager of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Company, Title Sponsor of Dongfeng Race ... Read More »

Mykonos Race – 2014

The Mykonos race fleet of nearly 100 boats has had a mixed bag of conditions with light winds at the start, some 25 knot north westerlies which died back to about 12 knots, and now some fog. The guys will be stoked to get to the finish as its been a tough upwind slog all the way so far. Check out the start pics which Trevor Wilkins took: Read More »

Remote Controlled Volvo Ocean 65 with Gennaker

A unique boat for a unique race. That was the credo of the model boat developers of stockmaritime, starting with the construction of a new model for the VOLVO OCEAN RACE. The result was a global technological innovation: A model boat with gennaker, capable to go offshore – remote controlled. With this model boat, everyone can sail his own Volvo Ocean Race. Because the VOLVO OCEAN 65 is extremely seaworthy and saltwater resistant. The racing yacht of 1.1m is vacuum-manufactured ... Read More »

World Odyssey – Round the World Race 2016-2017 for Production Monohulls

Jimmy Cornell, the founder of the ARC and organiser of five round the world sailing events, has launched a global race for amateur sailors. “I want to give ordinary sailors the opportunity to race on their own terms,” declared the three times circumnavigator whose successful rallies, websites and books have always responded to the aims and interests of amateur sailors. “In recent years I have spoken to many owners of production boats who are keen to race around the world ... Read More »

Clipper Race Halted for Rigging Repairs

Monday 24 February 2014 Owing to the failure of three of the forestay bottlescrews in the fleet of twelve Clipper 70s in the current Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet has been instructed to stop racing as a precaution and make its way to Hong Kong. “There is clearly a fault with this part of the rigging and we are not prepared to take any risks with the remaining boats so far unaffected,” explained Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, founder ... Read More »

Extreme Sailing – Resounding victory for Alinghi on the Singapore Stadium Racecourse

It was down to the wire for second and third place – with a penalty in the final race for Emirates Team New Zealand throwing away their chances of a podium finish. The opening Act of the Extreme Sailing Series more than lived up to all the pre-season hype and expectation, where the new teams got stuck in on the Singapore stadium racecourse – but couldn’t quite topple the old order – with three returning teams from 2013 taking honours. ... Read More »