The Easter Holiday means that many of you were out of the office. So while you were actually out on the water you missed all the other sailing action.
This Special Edition of the weekly newsletter covers the long Easter weekend - it includes the medal winning efforts of the Skandia GBR sailors at the Palma Olympic classes regatta and the Red Funnel Easter Challenge series in the Solent with photos from Hamo Thorneycroft.
And another win for ABN AMRO ONE in the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ABN arrived in Baltimore at 18:57 GMT Monday, after having to kedge just two miles from the finish line.
Remember you can click the button at the bottom of the news pages for the last seven days news.
Enjoy catching up.
ABN AMRO ONE first in Baltimore By Volvo media, ABN AMRO ONE finished Leg 5 in Baltimore at 18:57 GMT and five seconds to add another seven points to her tally. Next finisher likely in five hours... [more]
Photos from final day of Red Funnel By Hamo Thorneycroft, The third set of photos from Hamo Thorneycroft at the final day of the Red Funnel Easter Challenge... [more]
ABN AMRO ONE stalls 2 miles from finish By Volvo, Two miles from the finish line of leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race and race leader ABN AMRO ONE has fallen into light airs and has kedged. Movistar in second still 20 miles behind and almost stopped.... [more]
HISC Easter Pennant series a winner By GJN, The Pennant Weekend series at Hayling Island SC attracted over 80 boats to the racing over the Easter Saturday and Sunday - followed by the RNLI Open Pursuit with 55 on Easter Monday... [more]
B & Q Leaves Shanghai for Taipei By Team Ellen, Nearly twelve hours into leg 5 and B&Q is making slow progress towards Taipei.... [more]
Red Funnel Easter Challenge - Final Day By RORC/Louay Habib, The third and final day of the Red Funnel Easter Challenge and the competitors could not have asked for better weather – a south westerly breeze of 10-15 knots with clear skies and wonderful sunshine. The final two races of the series were windward leewards in an area between the Brambles Bank and Southampton Water... [more]
Red Funnel Easter Challenge Action By Hamo Thorneycroft, Hamo Thorneycroft was out in the Solent with his camera for day two of the Red Funnel Easter Challenge. More wind provided plenty of action... [more]
Soling South American Championship - Final By Soling media, The last day of the 26th Soling South American Championship started sunny and cold with 22 knot breeze with 38 knots of gusts and shifts of 30 degrees... [more]
Marshall Engineering extends Three Peaks lead By Terry Travers, Runaway leader in the Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race, Devonport catamaran Marshall Engineering departed Coles Bay for the final sailing leg to Hobart at 5.28pm. Runners Mark Guy and Paul McKenzie completed the rugged Mt Freycinet track in 4 hours, 28 minutes, 37 seconds, just 18 minutes outside the record set in 1997.... [more]
Happy Easter for Dee and Aviva By Dee Caffari, To start with this morning I thought my Easter present had been delivered. We had a good breeze and were making some good speed once more just west of north.... [more]
Brady Comes 'Home' for Third Con Cup Win By Rich Roberts, Once Brady got on a roll this week he was next to invincible. He won his third Crimson Blazer in the Long Beach Yacht Club's 42nd Congressional Cup presented by Acura.... [more]
Jersey Clipper forestay breaks By Clipper media, At 04:30 Saturday morning, the stud at the base of the inner forestay snapped on board Jersey Clipper causing Skipper Simon Rowell to take the decision to divert to Yokohama... [more]
The Red Funnel Easter Challenge – Day Two By RORC/Louay Habib, Easter Saturday dawned and the weather forecast seemed to be correct with light easterly winds of about 10 knots and grey skies, however shortly before the start of the first race of the day the wind speed started to pick up and didn’t stop until it reached well over 20 knots by 1300... [more]
Photo Action Red Funnel Easter Challenge By Hamo Thorneycroft, The first day of the Red Funnel Easter Challenge kicked off with the impressive sight of a combined big boat fleet racing windward leewards in the central Solent across the North Channel. Hamo Thorneycroft was there with his camera.... [more]
Red Funnel Easter Challenge - Day 1 By RORC/Louay Habib, The first day of the Red Funnel Easter Challenge kicked off with the impressive sight of a combined big boat fleet racing windward / leewards in the central Solent across the North Channel... [more]
Golden result for Skandia Team GBR By RYA/Lindsey Bell, Britannia ruled the waves on the final day of racing at the Princess Sofia Trophy on Friday (14 April), clinching a total of six medals - three gold, three silver - across the ten contested Olympic classes in Palma, Spain... [more]
Ireland Challenge crews announced By Rachel Anning, The five skippers and their first mates have been selected for the forthcoming and inaugural Ireland Challenge, which sets sail for a non-stop circumnavigation of Ireland, from Dublin to Dublin, on Saturday, 22 April 2006... [more]
2006 Volvo RYA GBR Youth Worlds Team unveiled By RYA/Myrrh Walker, After a successful RYA Youth National Championships and Trials, selectors for Great Britain's 2006 Volvo RYA GBR Youth World's Team have finally announced the ten sailors who will represent Great Britain at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2006... [more]
National Youth Champions honoured at Weymouth By RYA/Myrrh Walker, After five days of tough competition at the RYA Youth National Championships and Trials, 15 of Britain's brightest young sailing stars have been named the 2006 Youth National Champion in their respective classes... [more]
Bell Lawrie Scottish Series Scotland 26/05/06 Scotland’s premier yacht racing event. Based at Tarbert on Loch Fyne, the Series features a wide range of classes, from IRC racers to local handicap, and one designs from non-spinnaker to sportboat.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=733
2006 Rolex Commodores Cup Hamble, UK 29/04/06 The Royal Ocean Racing Club has announced that the Rolex Commodores' Cup will be held at Cowes between Sunday 25 June and Sunday 2 July 2006... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=769
2006 Raymarine Warsash Spring Series Warsash SC 12/03/06 The Series comprises six Sunday races on 12, 19 and 26 March; 2, 9 and 23 April. The best five results count. Starts are from around 10am in the mid-Solent.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=768
Aviva Challenge 21/11/05 Dee Caffari’s attempt to become the first woman to sail solo, non-stop around the world against the prevailing winds and currents... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=707
Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Series Sanxenxo, Rio de Janeiro, Baltimore, Portsmouth an 06/11/05 The Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix Series is an in-shore racing series that takes place during five of the stopovers of the 2005/2006 Volvo Ocean Race.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=772
2005-2006 Clipper Race 18/09/05 The Clipper 05-06 course starts by following the traditional tea clipper route to Australia via Southern Africa, providing a sleigh ride through the Roaring Forties of the infamous Southern Ocean.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=543
Red Funnel Easter Challenge Cowes, Isle of Wight This year’s popular season opener for offshore yachts, the Red Funnel Easter Challenge... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=752
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