Azzurra triumphs, Melges 32 Sailing Series and so much more sailing...

Welcome to this week's edition of Sail-World.com's European newsletter.

Lots of sailing news as the Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Event No 1 in Italy kicked off the Melges season. After two days its seems the event is Fantastica....Be sure to check out Guido Trombetta's images from the event.

The Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Mapfre, an event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, is also underway on the Bay of Palma and with over 1,000 sailors participating, the Bay is a sight to see when the classes are all out racing.

Azzurra, the team from the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, skippered by Francesco Bruni beat an impressive line up, including Gavin Brady, to win the 46th Congressional Cup at Long Beach, in California. After the win Bruni said 'I am so happy for this success, the guys did an amazing job' and thanked his team for all their hard work and training time. Be sure to read the interview with Bruni on the America's Cup.

In other news the Rolex International Regatta is underway in St Thomas, Virgin Islands, the Clipper fleet are battling yet another storm as they make their way to San Francisco, the warring America's Cup parties have reached a settlement, the Volvo Ocean Race stopover port list is almost complete and the Delta Lloyd regatta has announced plans for its expansion.

Of course we have much more for your enjoyment ....