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Calais Round Britain Race : First Break
By Agence Blanco Negro,
Of the 11 competitors in the Calais Round Britain race, a lively Jean Le Cam (VM Materiaux) has been head of the fleet since 08:00 hours this morning and is now 2.4 miles ahead of PRB... [more]


Windless start to Finn Europeans
By Robert Deaves,
No wind on day one of the 2007 Finn European championships resulted in the cancellation of all races today as sailors waited ashore in a vain hope that conditions would change.... [more]


Here are the America's Cup numbers and more . . .
By ACM,
The 32nd America's Cup in numbers - Here are some interesting numbers and statistics about life around Port America's Cup - 1,818,740 is the number of visitors in 2007 - 11,239,225 visits to www.americascup.com - TV Audience of 928 million people in 2007 - 1,500 sandwiches are served at Defender Bar on Sundays - Over 50,000 articles have been sold at the America's Cup Superstore since April 1 2007 - The most popular selling item in the America's Cup Stores is the Murphy & Nye Cap... [more]


Win America's Cup History - 2 volume set
By Media Services,
Enter the Sail-World online competition to win a copy of Bob Fisher's An Absorbing Interest. The definitive history of the America's Cup. Its two volumes covers the drama, boat design, personalities and sheer fascination of the America’s Cup.... [more]


Confidence high for Caffari -Calais Round Britain Race
By Caroline Ayling,
Caffari started the Calais Round Britain Race yesterday in unfavourable conditions with thick fog and light, fickle winds. However, as the wind built during the afternoon, Aviva found the power to stay in touch with the lead boats. As dawn broke, Caffari received the exciting news that Aviva was in fifth place ahead of both the other British boats and even two brand-new boats, which did not follow the same route.... [more]

Contender Nationals - Graham Scott regains title
By Stuart Jones,
This was the forth time the Contender Nationals have been hosted by Looe SC and all have been memorable for the racing organisation, friendly welcome and convenience for families. This year was no exception and with 54 entries the class showed it was happy to come back again to shove off the sandy beach... [more]

Bruzdien is Finn class World Masters Champion
By Gerald New,
The German Finn sailor, Andre Bruzdien is the new Finn class World Masters Champion. Bruzdien finished with a score-line of 1, 1, 2, 1, 6, 1, 1 and a total of seven points, after discard, in the 136 boat fleet taking part in the championships at Los Alcazares in Spain... [more]

RS700 Nationals at Torbay
By RS media,
We have a National Champion! After a fantastic 3rd day on the water, Paul Bayliss has done it again. Will Paul sail tomorrow? He's started on the free Weekend drinks in the RTYC bar . . . .... [more]


J80 World Championship In France
By Denis Van den brink,
The J80 World Championship will be held in La Trinité sur mer, on the west coast of France from July 1st till July 7th 2007 and is to be one of France’s most important monotype events, as over 80 boats are expected with entries coming from as far as the United States and a strong French, German and Spanish contingent. France’s J 80 leader Eric Brezellec expects to give Britain’s Kevin Sproul, 2005 World Champion some strong competition.... [more]


Finn European Championships 2007
By Robert Deaves,
The 2007 Finn Junior and Senior European Championship has been officially opened at Spartacus Sailing Club on Lake Balaton in Hungary. Opening the event, IFA President Dr Balazs Hajdu welcomed the 94 sailors from 27 countries to Balaton, including 26 juniors... [more]

Vice Admiral's Cup 2007 - Day 2
By Fiona Brown,
The second day of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club's Vice Admiral's Cup was dogged by light airs. Fortunately for the Quarter Tonners (Class 4), Race Officer Robin Oakley and his team were on excellent form and did an impressive job of tracking what little breeze there was up on the Lee On The Solent shore to run three great short but challenging races... [more]


The Kiwis Mojo Risin' - markchisnell.blogspot.com
By Mark Chisnell,
They lost the start but Ray Davies, the ETNZ strategist, said they had both more wind and a right hand shift. Sometimes,it’s better to be lucky than to be good…... [more]


Images from Race Day 3 Louis Vuitton Cup final
By Sail-World.com,
Images from Race Day 3 Louis Vuitton Cup Final where Emirates Team New Zealand defeated Luna Rossa Challenge to go 3-0 in the Louis Vuitton Cup final.... [more]


A smile? Possibly, from Emirates Team New Zealand
By Bob Fisher,
I thought I just detected a glimmer of a smile on one of the faces of the crew of Emirates Team New Zealand as the Kiwis' boat crossed the finishing line to go 3-0 up in the Louis Vuitton Cup final. It may have just been one of self-satisfaction, and in that case it was thoroughly acceptable.... [more]


Round Britain Underway - Slicing through the fog
By Agence Blanco Negro,
Enveloped in an atmospheric pea-souper fog, with less than 300 metres of visibility and very low cloud, the 11 Imoca monohulls set off from Calais at 14:30 hours (local time) on a clockwise rotation of the British Isles. With 10 knots of N’ly breeze, the fleet split into two sail configurations, half under full main, gennaker the others under asymmetric spinnaker... [more]


Kiwis move smoothly towards America's Cup
By America's Cup Media,
Luna Rossa Challenge finds itself in a hole this afternoon after dropping its third consecutive match in the Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup. The Italians now trail 3-0 in the ‘first to five’ series... [more]

Foggy start for the Open 60 fleet
By Justine Ozoux - Pitch PR,
Artemis Ocean Racing (AOR), the sailing team sponsored by leading UK investment company Artemis, today crossed the start line in the Calais Round Britain Race at 14:30 French time (13:30 BST), commencing the circumnavigation of the British Isles against a world class fleet of Open 60s... [more]


Win Bob Fisher’s book - An Absorbing Interest
By Media Services,
Enter the Sail-World online competition to win a copy of Bob Fisher's An Absorbing Interest. The definitive history of the America's Cup. Its two volumes covers the drama, boat design, personalities and sheer fascination of the America’s Cup.... [more]


Vice Admiral's Cup 2007 - Day 1
By Fiona Brown,
The weather gods couldn't have been kinder for today's first of three days racing at the Vice Admiral's Cup, hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes. Day broke with thick fog across the Solent but by mid morning the sun had burnt through and the sea breeze was beginning to fill in. The race course for Classes 0 and 1 was located to the West of Cowes off Wooton Creek whilst the Quarter Tonner course was on the north shore near Lee On The Solent... [more]


Calais Round Britain Race - PRB win Prologue
By Agence Blanco Negro,
Skippers and Race Management unanimously agree to a clockwise circumnavigation of the British Isles for Sunday. PRB won the fog-bound prologue off Calais on Saturday... [more]


Shipwreck 17 tons of Silver stirs claims
By Russell Ray,
The enormous sunken treasure recently retrieved by a Tampa-based deep-sea exploration and salvage company may belong to Great Britain; although Odyssey Marine Exploration thinks its claim is solid.... [more]


The Kiwi Machine rolls over the Italians
By Bob Fisher,
In a totally emotionless manner, Emirates Team New Zealand crossed the finishing line of the second race of the Louis Vuitton Cup final 40 seconds ahead of Luna Rossa. There was not a sign of elation, or even relief, among the 17 sailors aboard the Kiwis' boat, a testament to the teaching of sports psychologist, John Ackland, whose previous successes have been with, among others, the All Blacks.... [more]


Key before start – Race Two Louis Vuitton Final
By Thierry Peponnet,
The key moment of the match came a minute before the start when after a short dial up situation and early circling from Emirates Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa achieved a leeward position four boat lengths below the starboard layline to the Race Committee boat with 40 seconds to kill.... [more]


Emirates Team NZL go 2 - 0 up at Louis Vuitton Cup
By ACM,
The Emirates Team New Zealand squad sailed what appeared to be a perfect race on Saturday, winning the start, taking an early advantage and extending the rest of the way to a convincing victory. The Kiwi team is now up 2-0 in the 'first to five' Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Timing Sheets here.... [more]


Right down to the wire - KSR 07 last day
By Guy Nowell, Sail World Asia,
Going into today’s racing, every single division leader was going to have to fight their corner. With discards allowed for, there were only 3 points in it at the top of the IRC Racing division, and the other classes were even closer – IRC 1 (2 points), IRC 2 (1 point), Firefly 850 (equal points) and Multihulls (1 point). The Committee Boat led the fleet east away from Chaweng Beach , and out to sea, and were rewarded with 8 knots of starting breeze promptly at 1000 hrs.... [more]


Day 2 of racing at RC44 Oeiras Cup
By Media PR,
The professional sailors were back at the helm for the match race regattas on day two of the Oeiras Cup. The event proved to be extraordinary despite a long wait due, once again, to marks drifting because of a very strong current... [more]


America's Cup racing on Sky TV - The Programme
By Katie Drew,
The Louis Vuitton Cup Final starts live and exclusive in the UK on Sky Sports 2. The oldest trophy in sport is fast approaching its finale, with just three boats remaining in the competition... [more]


Seaplane returns to welcome new Manager at Oban Marina
By Trish Jenkins,
Oban Marina Limited based on the Isle of Kerrera, has announced the appointment of Susan Price as the group’s new Marina Manager. Visitors watched history repeat itself as Loch Lomond Seaplanes made a spectacular arrival at Oban Marina which was once used as a base for WWII Sunderland Seaplanes... [more]

Second edition of Deauville International Week
By Kate Jennings,
The prospect of coming to Deauville is clearly sparking the enthusiasm of regional and international sailors alike. Manfred Ramspacher’s organisational teams have been registering over 80 firm inscriptions with just five days until battle commences, including a number of key English and Irish players... [more]

Helms and boats are paired for King of Cowes
By Julie Turner PR,
A veritable line up of 28 Skandia Cowes Week 2006 winners, have confirmed they will compete in the Volkswagen Touareg King of Cowes Regatta at Skandia Cowes Week this August. With names such as Andy Budgen (winner in the Sigma 38 Class), Graham Bailey (Etchells), Alastaire Richardson (Extreme 40), and Russell Peters (Laser SB3), the event promises to be hotly contested... [more]


Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta - Detroit
By Dana Paxton,
Although the first day of racing at the Sperry Top-Sider National Offshore One Design (N.O.O.D.) Regatta in Detroit, Mich. got off to a slow start, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone among the 1200+ competitors who did not enjoy the day.... [more]


British sailors chase Laser, 470 and Finn Gold
By RYA,
With less than a month to go before the start of the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Cascais, Portugal (28 June-13 July), Britain’s Olympic sailing hopefuls will be looking to fine-tune their skills when the European Championships for the Laser, 470 and Finn classes get underway this weekend... [more]


Only a Rizla in it - markchisnell.blogspot.com
By Mark Chisnell,
It’s arguable that the first race of the Louis Vuitton Final was decided before Luna Rossa and Emirates TNZ even entered the pre-start box – if you assume that from the moment the weather calls were made, both crews would execute the rest of the race almost perfectly. I was always told that if we assume anything in sailboat racing it will make an ass out of u and me, but that’s pretty much the way it played out.... [more]


Luna Rossa wrong to give Kiwis the right - SailJuice.com
By Andy Rice: www.sailjuice.com,
It was surprising how easily Luna Rossa gave up their starboard entry advantage in today’s opening match of the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals. Dean Barker can’t have believed his luck as he went into an early dial-up expecting a full-on punch-up with James Spithill, only to find the Italian boat quite happy to concede the right in favour of the left-hand side of the start.... [more]


Fisher's View: Close, Mighty Close
By Bob Fisher,
If close race finishes predict a close series, the Louis Vuitton Cup could go all the way to nine races. Terry Hutchinson, the Emirates Team New Zealand tactician had said yesterday that he preferred close races, but whether he was totally happy with the first race of the final is doubtful with never more than 12 seconds separating the boats at any mark.... [more]


Caffari on start line in Calais Round Britain race
By Caroline Ayling,
Dee Caffari will officially be joining the ranks participating on the IMOCA Open 60 circuit. Her entry into this race represents Caffari’s first big test. Her strategy is to use this and a series of other races to hone her skills in Open 60 racing, building up to taking part next year in sailing’s elite solo race, the Vendée Globe.... [more]

Cheminées Poujoulat in Barcelona Race
By Rivacom,
Bernard Stamm has announced that he will be taking part in the Barcelona Race, a two-handed non-stop round the world race, which will be starting from Barcelona on 11th November 2007. The skipper, who has just brilliantly won the Velux 5 Oceans, also presented his co-skipper, who will be the British yachtsman, Conrad Humphreys.... [more]


Win Bob Fisher’s book - An Absorbing Interest
By Media Services,
Enter the Sail-World online competition to win a copy of Bob Fisher's An Absorbing Interest. The definitive history of the America's Cup. Its two volumes covers the drama, boat design, personalities and sheer fascination of the America’s Cup.... [more]


Robert Deaves looks at the upcoming Finn Europeans
By Robert Deaves,
Lake Balaton in Hungary has been the scene for many Finn regattas in the past and next week it is set to host the 2007 Finn European Championships. The venue for this year's championship is Spartacus Sailing Club, located in the town of Balatonföldvár on the south shore of the lake... [more]


Ovington start Byte CII production
By Media PR,
The first Ovington Bytes are coming out from the Tanners Bank yard, Ian Bruce - the designer came over especially to help kick off production. With a good order book the team at Ovington Boats are ready to spend the summer supplying Bytes to the UK and Northern Europe... [more]


First race to Emirates Team New Zealand in Final
By America's Cup Media,
Emirates Team New Zealand won an incredibly close match over Luna Rossa Challenge on Friday to take a 1-0 lead in the Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup. The Kiwis never led by more than 12-seconds around the race course... [more]


Long, hot and custardy – KSR 2007 Day 4
By Guy Nowell, Sail World Asia,
Brilliant clear sunshine at opening time was – unfortunately – not accompanied by any sign of breeze, so the fleet went on a little expedition north from Chaweng Beach looking for some wind. Shortly before 1100 hrs the Race Officer found some hopeful-looking puff with which to start the IRC Racing class just south of Koh Kong Ok... [more]


Pindar’s first new build racing yacht turns over
By Kate Fairclough,
Pindar’s brand new cutting edge Open 60 is nearing completion. The boat, which will be one of the first of a new breed of Open 60s, will be capable of breaking boundaries, setting new records and winning races.... [more]


Sizzling Sunny Social Scene Socks Samui Sailors
By Suzy Rayment, Sail World Asia,
Over the last five (and now, six) years the Koh Samui Regatta has gone from strength to strength. Ideal sailing conditions combined with the delightfully relaxed tropical island environment means that more and more sailors are being attracted to what is being described as one of the best sailing regattas in Asia.... [more]


Fisher's View: Water pistols at Dawn
By Bob Fisher,
Truth and honesty have never been vital values of competitors in the America ’s Cup; in fact it is amazing how sparingly these two values are observed, but one might have felt that good manners might have been observed when a 'Skippers Press Conference' was scheduled on the eve of the Louis Vuitton Cup final. Neither skipper appeared.... [more]


The AC Finalist's Arms Race, who has the edge?
By Brett Bakewell-White,
Looking at the three remaining contenders for the 32nd Americas Cup, who has the technological edge when it comes to the boats? All of the contenders are in the same corner of the rule ‘box’ and so the difference is in the detail – a sure sign of this is when the boats get ugly. Hard corners, lumps, and extremes are a sure sign that there are no major breakthroughs left in terms of fundamental concept ....... [more]


GBR top ISAF World Sailing Rankings
By ISAF/SW-UK,
After a five-medal haul in Medemblik, Great Britain are the big winners in the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings and now count crews in the top three of six of the Olympic Classes... [more]

RS200 Fat Face Racing Circuit at Filey
By Pete Vincent,
For the second year the RS200’s Fat Face Circuit went to the North Yorkshire coast at Filey to be richly entertained by Filey SC. An ever changing forecast promising grim weather; no one was actually too sure when the front with wind and rain would arrive... [more]

National Twelves at West Riding – Gill Series Event
By Zoe Ballantyne,
Nineteen National Twelves took advantage of the hospitality offered by West Riding Sailing Club and the third Gill event of the year coincided with their spring regatta... [more]


Andre Bruzdien leads Finn Masters World Championship
By Media/SW-UK,
The German Finn sailor, Andre Bruzdien consolidated his lead ahead of 135 other competitors at the Finn Masters World Championship taking place at Los Alcazares in Spain. After four races Bruzdein has a 1, 1, 2, 1 score sheet and a seven point lead over Arwin Karssemeijer of the Netherlands... [more]


Emirates TNZ and Luna Rossa prepare for battle
By America's Cup Media,
The Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup begins on Friday, with Emirates Team New Zealand pitched against Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge. The winner of the 'first to five' Final will win the Louis Vuitton Cup and advance to the America's Cup Match against Alinghi... [more]

Rob Campbell Wins Dragon East Coast Championship
By Stewart & Catriona Coltart,
The 2007 East Coast Dragon Championships took place at Medway YC over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Thirty-one Dragons competed - 16 local Medway boats and 15 visitors from Burnham, Lowestoft, Aldeburgh, Cowes and one foreigner from Belgium. Over the three days five races were sailed in challenging and changeable conditions... [more]


Imoca monohulls ready for off
By Agence Blanco Negro,
Eleven Imoca monohulls are safely moored in the port of Calais in readiness for the start of the Calais Round Britain Race at 1430 hours on Sunday 3rd June. The crews are completing their preparations for the two days of regatta prior to this technical 1,850 mile course... [more]


Sekonda RS Feva Nationals Whitstable 2007
By RS media,
Funny then given that competitors were faced with wind, rain, calm, cold and storm. Whitstable Yacht Club’s generous and warm welcome made up for a lot but it was still the competitors who stole the show. In the end it was Olympian and Flying 15 world champion Barry Parkin who reeled of three straight wins with 8 year old Jack... [more]


Earthrace abandons Round World record race
By Rob Kothe,
The biodiesel powered trimaran Earthrace has abandoned her round the world record attempt for now. John Allen from Earthrace has confirmed the news. He said a few minutes ago 'The race is over. We gave it our best but came up short. Pretty devastating but we are regrouping today and working on where we go from here.... [more]


Dalts does a double take
By Radio Sport & Newstalk ZB,
Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Grant Dalton, fielded a couple of radio interviews this morning as Kiwis awoke to the news that their team had been out training against the enemy in Valencia, overnight. Naughty boys!... [more]


Get yourself a free Emirates Team NZ T shirt!!
By emiratesteamnzstore.com,
That's right ETNZ supporters...for a limited time all orders placed at our Official ETNZ Online store over NZ$200 receive a free 'Lets Bring It Home' T shirt worth $30. Offer applies while stock lasts so get in quick.... [more]


Creating the World's Superyacht Capital
By nzeditor@sail-world.com,
Yesterday morning, Bob Harvey, Mayor of Waitakere City announced the expansion of the sailing and motor superyacht facility at Hobsonville with the acquisition of a further 15 hectares of land, which will be leased to superyacht builders on a commercial basis. Worldwide, the superyacht industry has some 700 yachts currently in production, with a further 700 on backorder. In New Zealand there are just 16 of those yachts being built. That’s just 2.3% of the current production.... [more]


'Aquaminiums' and Private Islands
By Guy Nowell, Sail World Asia,
Gulu Lalvani, founder and developer of the Royal Phuket Marina, was in Hong Kong recently to share his vision of developing Phuket as a world-class yachting hub. Following on from the successful sale of all 66 condominiums and penthouse apartments in phase 1 of the RPM, the next phase will involve ‘aquaminiums’ – condominiums with drive-in boat berths in the ‘basement’. Also launched are eight Royal Villas with private swimming pools and doorstep moorings.... [more]


HISC Fifteens head for sun and the FF Worlds
By Sail-World.com/uk,
Eight Flying 15 from Hayling Island SC are heading for the Fifteen Worlds in Mallorca from 4–15 June. Despite atrocious Bank Holiday weather, boats were loaded onto a jeep and trailer combination last Sunday before heading for the Portsmouth evening ferry to Spain, and hopefully more pleasant weather... [more]


Volkswagen Touareg Laser SB3 Grand Prix: Round 3
By Daniel Geoghegan,
The third leg of the Volkswagen Touareg Laser SB3 Grand Prix series finds the fleet heading to the East Coast of the Isle of Wight for a 2 day event hosted by the Seaview Yacht Club... [more]

ABN AMRO North Sea Regatta
By Diana Bogaards,
The ABN AMRO North Sea Regatta 2007 showed a tough competition at Whitsun. On Friday May 25, a fleet of nearly 400 dinghies, yachts and catamarans started racing on five courses off the Scheveningen coast in the Netherlands... [more]


Russell Coutts at the RHKYC
By Guy Nowell, Sail World Asia,
Russell Coutts was ‘in town’ recently to discuss the possibility of running an RC44 regatta in Hong Kong. He stopped just long enough to view the facilities and locations, and gave an informal presentation to RHKYC members in the evening.... [more]


Vice Admiral's Cup Regatta this weekend
By Fiona Brown,
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club's Vice Admiral's Cup Regatta - the simple level racing/first past the post format used in the two big boat classes is now firmly established as a favourite with the competitors who love the simplicity and incredibly close racing the system provides.... [more]


Superyacht Capital established at Hobsonville
By Sail-World,
Waitakere City Council has today announced a major move towards expanding superyacht building and facilities at Hobsonville, with the purchase of 15 hectares of land, an area three times the size of the existing marine cluster, as part of the planned overall redevelopment of the area.... [more]


Round and round the cans - Koh Samui 2007 Day 2
By Guy Nowell, Sail World Asia,
After a very brief flirtation with the AP, and a fleet procession out to sea looking for something to sail with, the breeze popped up almost right on cue, and the IRC Racing divisions was away clear, with Jelik leading up to the top mark in 11 kts of breeze under almost grey and definitely hazy skies.... [more]


Nightmare Cruise over for Bullimore
By Rob Kothe,
British yachtsman Tony Bullimore has finally reached Auckland aboard his 102 foot catamaran Doha, formerly Sir Peter Blake’ ENZA. Bullimore, who was forced to abandon his latest solo circumnavigation attempt 1150 nautical miles south east of New Zealand after suffering rigging problem, took a nightmarish two weeks to climb back upwind.... [more]


Flying 15 competitors gather in Mallorca
By Sail-world.com/uk,
The pre-worlds regatta for the Flying Fifteen fleet gathered at the Reial Club Náutico de Pollença on the Island of Mallorca, Spain, takes place from the 5 to 7 June. Racing for the 16th Flying Fifteen World Championship takes place between the 10 to the 16 June, with a total of seven races scheduled... [more]

RS400 Open at Hayling - You had to be there!
By RS media,
With the late May holiday to celebrate, RS400 sailors came from far and near to Hayling Island, to enjoy some of the best facilities that Lottery money can buy at an excellent two day Fat Face circuit event. All in all a great weekends racing in rather trying conditions and those who didn't turn up will no doubt be kicking themselves until next time... [more]

Russian entry confirmed for Volvo Ocean Race
By Volvo PR,
The first Russian-flagged entry for the Volvo Ocean Race confirmed its participation in the 2008-09 event. Backed by Oleg Zherebtsov, a St Petersburg businessman, the yacht will be skippered by former Austrian Olympic Star sailor Andreas Hanakamp. Managing the team will be Michael Woods, who was Director of Race Operations for the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-02... [more]


America's Cup Team Origin supports RYA OnBoard
By Tim Kelly/Pitch PR,
Team Origin, the British Sailing Team intending to bid for the 33rd America’s Cup, today announced that it is to become the Main Partner to OnBoard, the RYA’s grass roots sailing programme in Britain... [more]


Bell Lawrie Scottish Series - Final Report & Results
By Andi Robertson,
Conor Phelan and the crew of Jump Juice, the Ker 37, won the Scottish Series Trophy today, getting the benefit of the closest decision the regatta has seen for many years... [more]


Brits bag five medals in Holland
By RYA,
Britain’s Olympic sailing hopefuls scooped a total of five medals at the Breitling Regatta which concluded in Medemblik, Holland, on Sunday (27 May), with four bronzes coming on a windless last day to add to their gold from Saturday’s Yngling final... [more]


Images from the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series
By Marc Turner,
Images by Marc Turner from day three of the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series. The series was held from 25-28 May 2007... [more]


RC 44 Championship Tour – the Oeiras Cup
By RC44 media,
Six teams will compete for the third stage of the RC 44 Championship Tour – the Oeiras Cup, as well as for more points on the RC 44 Championship Tour. Current joint leaders of the annual contest after two regattas, Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (UAE) and Miroslav Reljanovic’s Cro-A-Sail (CRO) are the logical favourites of the event... [more]


Grant Dalton Interview - Newstalk ZB
By Sail-World,
Emirates Team New Zealand's Grant Dalton was interviewed on Murray Deaker's sports talk show on Newstalk ZB last Sunday afternoon between 5.00pm and 6.00pm(NZT).... [more]


Russell Coutts interview - Radio Sport
By Sail-World,
The interview lasts for 10 minutes and covers Coutts's impressions of BMW Oracle's and Chris Dickson's performance in the Semi-Finals; how he expects Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa to work out in the Finals; and comments on Alinghi and their expected performance in the Match.... [more]


Cian defeats Richard - Match Race Germany
By Yvonne Reid,
Paolo Cian won his second World Match Racing Tour championship when he defeated Mathieu Richard 2-0 in the final. Shifty conditions with gusty 10 to 15 knot winds challenged the finalists and were significant in the tight races that were displayed.... [more]


Light winds spoil Final Day at Breitling Regatta
By Media/SW-UK,
With the Yngling results decided late Saturday, only five classes managed to see any action on Sunday’s final day of racing. What little breeze there was for the Finn and 470 women’s finals had shut down by late morning, leading to a lengthy stint on shore and a nerve-racking wait for sailors who had the podium within their sights... [more]


Gold for GBR Yngling in Breitling Regatta
By RYA,
Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson set the standard for British sailors at the Breitling Regatta in Holland on Saturday (26 May), winning gold in the Yngling class and hitting form in time for the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Cascais (POR) which get underway in just over a month’s time... [more]

Bell Lawrie Scottish Series Report & Results, Day 3
By Andi Robertson,
Two Irish boats remain the prime contenders to lift the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series Trophy after just one race on Loch Fyne today for the IRC Classes. Sunday mornings can be slow on the picturesque sea loch, but the two - and sometimes it seemed like three - conflicting breezes could not sort themselves out for long enough for a course to be set... [more]


Basilica's victory in iShares Cup Extreme 40s
By Emily Caroe,
It went to the wire with the final race proving the decider. Great Britain's Robert Greenhalgh helmed his Extreme 40 Basilica, crewed by Peter Greenhalgh, Justin Slattery and James Grant, to victory today on Lake Starnberg in the first event of the iShares Cup Extreme 40 season.... [more]


Russian steals quarterfinals Match Race Germany
By Yvonne Reid,
The quarterfinals at Match Race Germany belonged to Eugeniy Neugodnikov, Russia’s rising match-racer. Neugodnikov made a splash when he won his first match against America’s Cup skipper Paolo Cian of Team Shosholoza.... [more]




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