01 November 2014

Volvo Ocean Race, The Southern Ocean, Icebergs (videos)


Episode 15 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 video above
Be careful what you wish for... Icebergs, foulies, and 25 knots. The Southern Ocean and the Volvo Ocean Race (Oct 31, 2014)


Sailing, secrets…| Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 (video above)
With Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing on the horizon, Team Brunel’s Rokas Milevicius takes a two minute break from racing to give us a guided tour of the Dutch boat – and reveal a big secret.
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Volvo Ocean Race official website
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MeteoEarth.com - Interactive 3D globe weather: Volvo Ocean Race



The National

Not much separating Volvo Ocean Race fleet as first leg draws nearer to Cape Town
The National
The one-design Volvo 65 boat was meant to limit costs for the round-the-world race and put the competition on a more equal footing. But it seems safe ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 31 - Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica closing in + Video - Sail World
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet turns to avoid Ice and heads for Cape Town - Sail World


Vendée Globe

Andrea Mura, the first Italian on a brand new boat
Vendée Globe
This boatyard has a wealth of experience as they have built boats for the Volvo Ocean Race and the America's Cup. But this is the first time they have ...


The Nation

Silver caps Thai triumph at sailing worlds
The Nation
Thai Voravong Rachrattanaruk was in hot form to claim the silver medal at sailing's Optimist World Championship 2014 off Buenos Aires, surprising ...


Stornoway Gazette

Yacht and sailing survey underway
Stornoway Gazette
The RNLI Yacht Sailing Safety survey is currently underway and will run until November 9th. It is hoped the research will help improve sailing safety in ...


J/Sailing News (blog)

Swedish J/111 Sailing's Last Blast!
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Marstrand, Sweden)- Peter Gustafsson's J/111 BLUR in Sweden recently reported (and recorded) their “last blast” of the 2014 sailing season.


Burton Mail

Burton Sailing club finds Lottery fund success
Burton Mail
The historic club, based at Foremark Reservoir, will receive £49,310 in National Lottery funding to build a new facility to support and expand its sailing, ...

Thai youth win world sailing team racing championship
Pattaya Mail
The Thai national junior sailing team claimed gold in the team racing event at the Optimist World Championships 2014 in Argentina last Sunday, ...

Going south for the winter (and rum)
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
... quite a headache working through the different wind models trying to make the tough decisions on what sails to bring and how to set up the boats.

U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship Day 1 Report
United States Sailing Association
GALVESTON, Texas (October 30, 2014) – The 2014 U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships, hosted by CommunitySailing Center Galveston, got ...

Sleek 'super yacht' owned by high-tech billionaire sails into Charleston - Post and Courier: "The Comanche stopped in Charleston for a specific reason - the port. It is to be loaded on a cargo ship, probably Friday, that will deliver it to Australia. [Jim] Clark, whose wife, Kristy Hinze, is from Down Under, has entered his pricey new toy in the grueling Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The 630-mile contest gets underway Dec. 26. At the helm will be Ken Read, a two-time skipper for Stars and Stripes in the America's Cup. The 70-year-old Clark, whose fortune is estimated at $1.4 billion, won't be part of the racing crew. His wife will, he told CNN."

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