New record, AC exclusives, latest European sailing news

Welcome to Sail-World.com's latest European newsletter.

Franck Cammas and his nine crew onboard Groupama 3 have completed the Jules Verne Trophy, a circumnavigation of the globe, in 48 days 07 hours 44 minutes 52 seconds, beating the time held by Orange 2.

The Delta Lloyd Regatta is aiming for new heights, the ORC Sportsboat European Championship NOR is now available, the Audi MedCup Circuit is gearing up for the season and the Extreme Sailing Series Europe has announced new venues. News on the new Gitana, l'Hydroptère, ambassador of the flying sailing boats exhibition opens and Sodeb'o reveals her new look.

A lot happening internationally....

Don't miss Sail-World.com's exclusive series of interviews with winning BMW Oracle skipper James Spithill and Grant Simmer. The series provides new detail from the 33rd America's Cup, from both the BMW Oracle and Alinghi camps, and some suggestions on the likely direction for the 2013/2014 34th America's Cup.

Mascalzone Latino Audi Team and Azzurra have just competed at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Series, sailed in Auckland, New Zealand. On that subject Bob Fisher's views on the regatta are a must read.

The Clipper race fleet is heading to San Francisco in the midst of a storm and the World Match Racing Tour has profiled this year's entrants. We have great galleries of images from events all over the world for you to view.

We hope you enjoy this week's news..............