Victoria Clipper arrived in their home port in the lead this weekend, becoming the first boat in the history of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to win a race into its home port.
The Volvo Extreme 40s made quite an impression during the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 stopover in Baltimore. Nearly 350,000 people descended on the Inner Harbour for the waterfront festival. Next stop will be Portsmouth.
Taking place this weekend in the UK is the Olympic Classes regatta at Hayling Island SC and the 18ft Skiff Nationals at Weymouth. Both had a slow start in the light winds on Saturday - check sail-world for the latest positions.
Olympic Classes at HISC - Day 1 By Sail-World/GJN, Light winds meant that only three of the classes managed to race on Saturday - the 470, Tornado and Finn. Hugh Styles and Tom Peel won the Tornado race, Matt Howard the Finn and Jonny McGovern and Tom Mapplebeck the 470 race. Racing continues Sunday... [more]
Radii leads day one of 18ft Skiff Nationals By Alec Mckinlay, Radii (Andy Richards, Andy Fairley, Alex Tobutt) leads the 18ft Skiff Nationals and British Grand Prix after three races on the opening day. The first day of the Radii 18ft Skiff Nationals and British Grand Prix saw a fleet of fourteen skiffs from four countries gather at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy to compete for the Ovington Cup... [more]
Durban and Liverpool 08 finish Leg 5, Clipper race By Fast Track, The Durban Clipper gained yet another podium position tonight taking second place in the gruelling Pacific Ocean race (leg 5) from China to Victoria, Canada. Durban finished at 2116 local time (0416GMT) just minutes before rivals, Liverpool 08, who took third place.... [more]
Rolex Antigua Sailing Week - Final day By Dana Paxton, 'This is beyond belief,' said Roger Sturgeon of Fort Lauderdale, of his overall win at the 2006 Rolex Antigua Sailing Week. Moments after returning to the dock, Sturgeon learned that his TP52 Rosebud had corrected on time to finish first in class over Tom Hill's Titan from Puerto Rico and Numbers, the Farr 60 owned by Dan Meyers of Boston... [more]
505 Inland Championships at Carsington SC By Russell Short, The 505 Inland Championships - sponsored by Pinnell & Bax and Simon Briddon Builders - attracted competitors from all over the UK notably, Michael Ennis and Fenton Parsons flying in from Northern Ireland and other competitors making the trip from Scotland and the South coast... [more]
Gipsy Moth IV off reef and under tow By Al Constable, Sir Francis Chichester’s famous yacht Gipsy Moth IV is now free from the reef on which she was run aground on Rangiroa atoll in French Polynesia last weekend.... [more]
Clipper Victoria first into Victoria By Clipper media, Ewan Hind and his crew on Victoria finally crossed the finishing line to win Race 7 at 0959 local time (1659 GMT) on Friday claiming their first victory and becoming the first boat in the history of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to win a race into its home port.... [more]
Two heats for the Dragons, Grand Prix Petit Navire By Véronique GUILLOU (RivaCom), After making the Dragon racers wait for five hours on dry land, the race committee was finally able to signal the start at 15h00, but they were rapidly called back after a false start. The second start took place immediately afterwards under the black flag and this time the fleet was much more restrained.... [more]
Chance to Sail in Cowes Skandia Squad By Peta Stuart-Hunt, Long term savings group, Skandia – title sponsor of the famous Cowes regatta on the Isle of Wight – is looking for crews to represent four different regions of the UK as part of the Skandia Squad which will race at this year’s event - Full board and accommodation will be provided in Cowes by the UKSA and each crew will be given the use of a Sonar racing boat... [more]
It was the best regatta ever - Herbert Dercksen By Team Holmatro / Diana Bogaards, The five spectacular 40-foot catamarans sailed eighteen races in the Inner Harbour from April 28 until May 3 2006. The office workers were hanging out of their windows and the area was crowded with about 350.000 visitors to the Waterfront Festival... [more]
Caffari heading for home - Fast By Dan Wedgwood, Solo yachtswoman Dee Caffari, onboard Aviva, is less than 2,500 miles from the finish line after crossing her outbound track Friday. Based on current predictions, Caffari is on course to cross the Ushant-Lizard line sometime between 17 and 20 May... [more]
Dalton sizes up America's Cup competition By Julie Ash, NZ Herald, From his office in Valencia, Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton can see Italian challengers Luna Rossa busy preparing their slick new silver bullet for the day's sailing. A little further along, Alinghi and Oracle Racing are also preparing to depart for the racetrack on the Mediterranean while Dalton's own team are readying the black boats for a full day's work.... [more]
Womens team in Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland By Claire Kennard, A team of ten women with varied sailing experience bought together by Global Yacht Racing, are competing in one of the toughest offshore races this year – The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race.... [more]
Laser SB3 at Pwllheli for first Eurocup GP By SB3 media, Following what seems like an eternity of racing on the Solent through early Winter and Spring, the chance to race elsewhere in milder conditions tempted 28 SB3s to Pwllheli to join in the Mailspeed Regatta and the 1st Eurocup GP of the season... [more]
Bell Lawrie Scottish Series 26 to 29 May By Sue McKichan, Final preparations are being made for this year’s Bell Lawrie Scottish Series, Scotland’s premier yacht racing event. The Series is the biggest annual regatta in the UK after Cowes Week and this year takes place from 26 to 29 May 2006... [more]
Crewsaver Phantom Super Series By Pete Barnstable, Sutton Bingham SC played host to the first round of the Crewsaver Phantom Super Series on Sunday April 29. A sizable proportion of the competitors turned up on the preceding Saturday for a Phantom training day under the watchful eye of Mr Red Eye Sails, Andrew Elliott... [more]
Volvo 40's make big impact in Baltimore By Sacha Oswald, The Volvo Extreme 40s made quite an impression during the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 stopover in Baltimore. Nearly 350,000 people descended on the Inner Harbour for the waterfront festival in celebration of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Baltimore and were treated to not only the sight of the mind-blowing Volvo Open 70s but also the amazing spectacle of the Volvo Extreme 40 catamarans.... [more]
Gauchers Charity Pursuit race at HISC By HISC media, Four times a year Hayling Island SC allocates a holiday weekend for a Charity Pursuit Race. This May Day holiday the charity that supports and funds research into the rare disorder - Gauchers Disease - was chosen... [more]
Café Ambassador title sponsor for Multi Cup 60 By Class media, Multi Cup 60’, the new format of the multi hulls 60’ ORMA championship, has a new title sponsor called Ambassador Premium Coffee. The involvement of the brand Ambassador Premium Coffee in the Multi Cup 60’ championship is confirmed for the whole of 2006... [more]
Burghfield SC Open Day Saturday 20 May By Club media, If you are based in or around the Thames Valley and looking for a sailing club to join or thinking about taking up sailing, then why have a look at what Burghfield SC has to offer - Situated close to Junction 12 on the M4 near Reading, the Club is holding its annual Open Day and Fun Day on Saturday 20 May from 11:00hrs... [more]
Sponsors on board for IRC Solent Series By Peta Stuart-Hunt, The Solent Cruising & Racing Association is delighted to announce the support of some leading marine industry players for its new IRC Solent Series. To help promote good racing and achieve high turnouts, the Series is being sponsored by Ancasta, Hamble Yacht Services, J-Boats UK and North Sails... [more]
RYA Eric Twiname Championship turns 20! By RYA/Myrrh Walker, This year, the RYA Eric Twiname Championship celebrates its 20th birthday on the 6-7 May 2006 at the Rutland Sailing Club, Rutland. The event will see almost 300 young competitors and 240 boats and windsurfers descend on Rutland for a weekend of racing and anniversary festivities... [more]
Zuiderbaan wins Women Match Race Criterium By José Manuel MARTÍN NIETO (As Amended By ISAF), Klaartje ZUIDERBAAN (NED) upset the odds in Calpe, Spain over the weekend, starting with a comeback victory against World number one Claire LEROY (FRA) in the semi-final.... [more]
Tom and Jo Hewitson win Abersoch RS200 Open By Pete Vincent, The RS200 fleet made their annual pilgrimage over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend to Abersoch for the third leg of the Fat Face Racing Circuit; this year with visitors from Northern Ireland and the Shetlands. For the fourth year in a row the North Wales weather gods were both extremely kind and unkind... [more]
J105 Early season results By Kirsty Apthorp, The J105s have seen some excellent racing over the last few weeks, with 10 different boats out on the water over the series. The clear winner was Java, with five bullets in the J105 Class and in the Bowsprit Class... [more]
505 World Championship deadline By Class media, Ten days remain to submit your entry at the standard rate of £295 for the CSC 505 World Championships which are being held at Hayling Island Sailing Club this year between the 22 July and the 4 August... [more]
Paul and Michael Allen win RS400 Open By Paul Hilliar photo Elaine Marsh, The RS400 Fat Face Circuit combined with the RS200s to visit the picturesque town of Abersoch in north Wales over the may bank holiday weekend and were treated to sunshine, wind and waves... [more]
Peters and May Fast Boat Race 2006 By Dave Pitman, The Peters & May Fast Boat Race 2006 has been organised for the weekend of 5/6 August 2006. This new long distance event for Catamarans and Trimarans (limited by Handicap) will be hosted by Weston Sailing Club. The race itself is planned to be on Sunday 6 August, on a 40 mile Solent course... [more]
Winners announced in Rolex Capri Sailing Week By Jill Campbell and Vincenzo Frigo, The Race Committee was unable to start race eight within the time limit of 14.00 hours due to an almost total lack of wind and so yesterday’s overall results for the Farr 40’s and Swan 45’s are valid as the final results for the event.... [more]
Flying Fifteen Northern Area Championships By Simon Robinson, Thirty nine boats made the long journey to the Flying Fifteen Northern Area Championships at Derwent Reservoir, Northumberland from as far away as Ireland and the Isle of Wight... [more]
2006 Skandia Cowes Week 29/07/06 This year Skandia Cowes Week runs from Saturday 29 July – Saturday 5 August and is expecting over 1,000 competing yachts and some 8,500 competitors... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=797
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 UK Dinghy Sailing Show Alexandra Palace 04/03/06 Exhibitors are set to include almost all the UK dinghy class associations, major sailing clubs, sailing schools, sailing holiday companies, the RYA, chandlers and boat builders.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=751
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
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