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Tropical weather minefield for Leg 6 to Miami

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Victory in Leg 6 from Itajaí to Miami could hinge on key decisions made in the first few days of racing, according to race meteorologist Gonzalo Infante, Leg 6 presents the fleet with a minefield of tropical weather systems on their 4,800 nautical mile (nm) tropical trek north, as they return to the northern hemisphere […]

Tropical weather minefield for Leg 6 to Miami http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4030

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

EXSS – Big Wednesday in Qingdao

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- Close calls, bow-down action and flying hulls thrill Chinese public – Tricky reaching start line, results in a record 11 false starts – Red Bull Sailing Team consolidate their position at the top of the leaderboard – French favourites Groupe Edmond de Rothschild and Act 1 winners, Oman Air, make in roads on the […]

EXSS – Big Wednesday in Qingdao http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4026

April 18th, 2012 | Posted in Extreme Sailing Series,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

EXSS – Austria’s Red Bull Sailing Team lead in China

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- Red Bull Sailing Team stake early claim on event leaderboard – Mass home support for China Team, as 2 crew go overboard in their first Extreme 40 foray – Spectacular scenes from the official Act 2 opening ceremony in Qingdao Despite Act 2 not opening officially to the public until tomorrow, thousands thronged to […]

EXSS – Austria’s Red Bull Sailing Team lead in China http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4020

April 17th, 2012 | Posted in Extreme Sailing Series,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

Hainan Rendez-Vous 2012 Edition Attracts Most Chinese Millionaires Yet

The third edition of the annual Hainan Rendez-Vous took place on April 5th to 8th and drew more high net worth visitors, more yachts, and more ultra-lifestyle brands to the shores of tropical Sanya City than did the two previous editions of the show. The four-day event generated billions of RMB in business, and is […]

Hainan Rendez-Vous 2012 Edition Attracts Most Chinese Millionaires Yet http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4608

April 16th, 2012 | Posted in Fairs,Fairs in Asia,News | Read More »

Itajaí – Volunteers Clean-up Gorgeous Beaches

Volvo Ocean Race staff and volunteers take up the challenge of keeping our oceans clean, by participating in a beach clean, near the Volvo Ocean Race village in Itajai, Brazil - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Brazil were looking just that little bit more gorgeous today after the Volvo Ocean Race combined forces for a major clean-up with volunteers from the host port of Itajaí and one of the country’s foremost environmentalists. Glenn Suba is the guiding light behind Brasil/S, a nationwide […]

Itajaí – Volunteers Clean-up Gorgeous Beaches http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4018

April 16th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

CAMPER near to 500 miles to the Leg 5 finish (+ Video)

The first glimpse of sunshine in nearly a month onboard CAMPER - Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race

As CAMPER near to 500 miles to the Leg 5 finish, media crew member Hamish Hooper contemplates perfect sailing conditions, the quick turnaround in Itajai and what constitutes ‘normality’ for his team. After a short duration on deck today the guys onboard were showing a heightened level of concern for me as they thought the […]

CAMPER near to 500 miles to the Leg 5 finish (+ Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4016

April 15th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Academy in Itajaí

The team coaches prepare their optimist sailors, before competing in the Volvo Ocean Race Academy  - PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

“It has ben a hive of activity here today,” said Academy manager Katie Hearsum. “Try Sailing has been really busy with lots of people keen to get out on the water in our Ludic dinghies. “Meanwhile, the Optimist sailors have been putting the new team racing skills they’ve been learning in the classroom to the […]

Volvo Ocean Race Academy in Itajaí http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4014

April 15th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

ACWS Naples – Day 5 News (+ 3Videos)

© GILLES MARTIN-RAGET / ACEA

Chris Draper’s Luna Rossa Piranha win the final fleet race and collect 50 points to win the Naples Championship. Draper led his Luna Rossa crew to a thrilling win in the final fleet race in Naples, Italy, collecting 50 points for his efforts to vault up the leaderboard and win the AC World Series Naples […]

ACWS Naples – Day 5 News (+ 3Videos) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4010

April 15th, 2012 | Posted in Americas Cup,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

ACWS Naples – Day 4 News (+2 Videos)

© GILLES MARTIN-RAGET / ACEA

Heavy seas pounding into the breakwaters along the Naples sea front on Saturday morning, along with a forecast for winds that could exceed 30 knots, meant racing was suspended on Saturday. The match race semi finals and finals will now be sailed on Sunday. Fleet races seven and eight have been abandoned and won’t be […]

ACWS Naples – Day 4 News (+2 Videos) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4008

April 14th, 2012 | Posted in Americas Cup,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

The America’s Cup Uncovered Episode 34 (Video)

This week we are in Italy for the America’s Cup World Series Naples where we catch up with Team Korea’s new skipper Nathan Outteridge and tactician Giles Scott. For both sailors Naples will be their first time sailing an AC45, and we join them for their first training session. Energy Team’s Loick Peyron shares a […]

The America’s Cup Uncovered Episode 34 (Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4262

April 14th, 2012 | Posted in AC Episodes,Americas Cup,Regattas | Read More »

ACWS Naples – Day 3 News (+3 Videos)

Naples offered a new challenge to the nine crews competing in the America’s Cup World Series on Friday as light, shifty offshore winds battled an onshore swell, resulting in a race course where gains and losses were often measured in the hundreds of yards. ORACLE Racing Spithill had the best day across the two fleet […]

ACWS Naples – Day 3 News (+3 Videos) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4004

April 13th, 2012 | Posted in Americas Cup,News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

ACWS Naples – Day 2 News (+3 Videos)

Emirates Team New Zealand wins two fleet races while Luna Rossa Challenge moves up the table on a beautiful sea breeze day in Naples. America’s Cup World Series leading skipper Dean Barker showed his Emirates Team New Zealand remains the class of the fleet by winning both fleet races on Thursday. In scoring two victories, […]

ACWS Naples – Day 2 News (+3 Videos) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4003

April 12th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

ACWS Naples – Day 1 News

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The AC World Series – Naples opened in spectacular fashion on Wednesday as strong winds and big waves created thrilling racing conditions. The AC45 catamarans, powered by their powerful wing sails, were leaping out of the water, launched into the air by the heavy sea state. “It’s cool, the sailing is pretty awesome, you can’t […]

ACWS Naples – Day 1 News http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4005

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in Americas Cup,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

The America’s Cup Uncovered Episode 33 (Video)

This week we uncover the latest news from the teams leading up to the first America’s Cup World Series of 2012 in Naples, Italy (April 11 – 15). Team Korea is the first team to fly a hull in Naples during training with new skipper Australian Nathan Outteridge, 26. Then we catch up with Energy […]

The America’s Cup Uncovered Episode 33 (Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/4261

April 9th, 2012 | Posted in AC Episodes,Americas Cup,Regattas | Read More »

Rolex China Sea Race: Line honours awarded – no risk for genuine risk

(L to R) Wolfgang Weibach, Rolex Philippines with Geoff Hill owner of Genuine Risk and his crew IVB8888; Genuine Risk; Skipper/Owner: Geoff Hill; Design: Dubois 90; Photo By: Rolex / Daniel Forster

Genuine Risk crossed the finish line of the 2012 50th Anniversary Rolex China Sea Race on Saturday, April 07 at 02:43.26 (UTC +8). A dockside prizegiving ceremony took place shortly upon arrival in Subic Bay, with Rolex Philippines representative presenting owner Geoff Hill with his Rolex Yacht-Master Timepiece. Hill walked through Genuine Risk’s race: “The race started a […]

Rolex China Sea Race: Line honours awarded – no risk for genuine risk http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3995

April 7th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Rolex China Sea Race: Line honors scheduled for tonight

Moonblue 2; Skipper/Owner: Peter Churchouse; Design: Warwick 64 - Photo By: Rolex / Daniel Forster

The race to the finish is heating up for the 2012 Rolex China Sea Race. Current fleet leader, Geoff Hill’s Genuine Risk, is currently (1700 hrs UTC +8) 106.9nm from the finish and is expected to arrive in Subic Bay around 0038 this evening. The team is sailing 14 knots, on track to take the Sunday […]

Rolex China Sea Race: Line honors scheduled for tonight http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3991

April 6th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

PUMA clinch epic victory on Leg 5 (+Video)

PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG leads in the final miles of leg 5 into Itajai, Brazil - IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

PUMA held firm in the face of a relentless attack from Telefónica to clinch an epic Leg 5 victory on Friday, crossing the finish line in Itajaí, Brazil with a slim winning margin after the Spanish team had threatened to complete one of the greatest sporting comebacks. After more then 7,500 nautical miles of racing […]

PUMA clinch epic victory on Leg 5 (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3987

April 6th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Breaking Point – damage to the fleet of boats (+Video)

Thomas Coville dives into the water to try to remove the top section of the mast.  - Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama sailing team suffered a broken mast Wednesday evening while leading Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race — just 600 miles (nm) from the leg finish in Itajai, Brazil. It was another instance of one of the team’s boats reaching a breaking point, drawing inevitable comparisons to Abu Dhabi and PUMA Ocean Racing from […]

Breaking Point – damage to the fleet of boats (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3985

April 6th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Crowds pour into Itajaí Race Village

IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Hoardes of visitors have today been flocking into the Itajaí Race Village following last night’s spectacular official opening. All the entertainment at the race village is totally free to the general public, with the gates opening at 1400 local time (1700 UTC). On Thursday’s menu of free entertainment are shows by performance artists, a set […]

Crowds pour into Itajaí Race Village http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3982

April 6th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Rolex China Sea Race: Genuine risk leads top of the fleet south, slower boats head east

Zanzibar; Skipper/Owner: Jonathan Mahony - Photo By: Rolex / Daniel Forster

Almost 24 hours into the 50th Anniversary Rolex China Sea Race has seen a split in the fleet, with the top three boats branching off to the South while the rest of the fleet has begun to move East. Genuine Risk still leads the pack, sailing at 9.7 knots and with 386.6nm to go as […]

Rolex China Sea Race: Genuine risk leads top of the fleet south, slower boats head east http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3973

April 5th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

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