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Weather anomalies

Melting sea ice is forming characteristic puddles on its surface © NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC BY 2.0

In the winter of 2015/16, something happened that had never before been seen on this scale: at the end of December, temperatures rose above zero degrees Celsius for several days in parts of the Arctic. Temperatures of up to eight degrees were registered north of Svalbard. Temperatures this high have not been recorded in the winter half of the year ...

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Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race © Mark A. Thornton

There are now 176 days until the 2018 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race and 133 days until registration closes. We have had a great start with more than 50 boats registered in the first seven weeks! While our boats are in dry storage, now is the time of year when competitors need to be making their safety equipment lists and ...

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North Sails 3Di NORDAC

North Sails 3Di NORDAC claims SAIL Pittman Innovation Award for cruising gear © Amory Ross

North Sails 3Di NORDAC is already recognized as game changing cruising technology and has claimed yet another coveted prize. The revolutionary polyester sail, designed for small to medium sized cruising boats, was yesterday announced as a winner of SAIL Magazine’s renowned Pittman Innovation Awards. Since 3Di NORDAC was launched in June 2017, the sail has seen unparalleled success with cruisers and ...

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Barbados Sailing Week

The Blue Peter never fails to turn heads on the racecourse © Peter Marshall / BSW

Glorious conditions with up to 18kts of breeze and accompanying swell made for an exciting day on the water for the opening day of the three-day Coastal Series at Barbados Sailing Week writes Sue Pelling. With the wind and swell from the east, competitors enjoyed a 11-12nm course from Carlisle Bay and were back on shore this afternoon in time ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Series

The first event of the 2017 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta, hosted by St Petersburg Yacht Club. Sunday is the last day of racing. Light and shifty on the A circle with Lightnings, Sonars and J24's. © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com

The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series — the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States — returns to St. Petersburg, Fla., for the first stop of its 30th anniversary season Feb. 16-18. The event is organized by Sailing World and hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The annual three-day event features one-design racing, where ...

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Clipper Race

Nikki Henderson leads Visit Seattle © Brooke Miles / www.brookemiles.com.au

Youngest ever Clipper Race skipper claims first race win Visit Seattle, led by 24-year-old British sailor Nikki Henderson, the youngest ever Skipper to lead a team in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race’s eleven editions, has held off a strong challenge from three other teams to chalk up a thrilling maiden victory in Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race. ...

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Slow Boat to Greece ~ OCA 2018

OCA 2018 - Slow Boat to Greece © Bluewater Cruising Association

Cruise Sardinia, Corsica and Elba and then sail in the wake Odysseus from Sicily to Ithaca. Explore lost civilizations, hike old footpaths, be stunned by the natural fireworks of one of Europe’s most active volcanoes and learn how to make olive oil. These are just a few of the surprises that await modern-day seafarers propelled by the winds of antiquity ...

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Volvo OR

Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 12, birthday girl Hannah `Splashy` Diamond on the pedastal after turning 28 years old on board Vestas 11th Hour. - photo © Amory Ross / Volvo Ocean Race

Following one of the longest and most painful doldrums crossings in memory, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is now in the northeast trade winds and speeding towards the finish line in Hong Kong, some 2,700 nautical miles to the northwest. The fleet finds itself in three distinct groupings, with Dongfeng Race Team leading team AkzoNobel and Vestas 11th Hour Racing ...

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Sydney Foiling Week

The first Foiling Week Forum starts in Sydney at Woollahra Sailing Club - photo © Martina Orsini / Foiling Week

The Foiling Week Forum is a unique event that creates opportunity for the best foiling regatta sailors to share knowledge and information with designers/builders and enable technicians and theorists to put into practice their projects, generating an exchange of feedback that accelerates the development process of foiling. This is why The Foiling Week events are so popular, it is not ...

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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2018

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2017 © Greg Dickins of Photo Sydney

Entries are now open for the 2018 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta on beautiful Lake Macquarie. Off the Beach boats can choose to do either the Short One Lap Dash or – if they have a yardstick of 97.5 or lower or are a 505 Class and they have their own Chase Boat, the Long One Lap Dash. All ...

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