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America's Cup - latest images - BOR90 goes sailing in new mode
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BOR90 the revamped trimaran, built by BMW Oracle Racing as part of its preparations for the 33rd America's Cup, sailed today off San Diego, for the first time after major modifications... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - Alinghi launch

With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Stayed tuned for the latest on the road to the 33rd America's Cup... [more]
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Alinghi lift and splash in Geneva
Daphne Morgan-Barnicoat, Alinghi Media,
At 16:00 this afternoon, Alinghi 5, the Swiss America's Cup Defender's new catamaran, was lifted out of the tent where it was built in Villeneuve, Switzerland, and into the air by a Mil Mi-26 helicopter, the biggest and most powerful in the world, to be launched on Lake Geneva.... [more]
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Artemis early leader at Malcesine RC44 Cup
RC44 media,
Can anyone stop Dean Barker in Malcesine? The kiwi sailor is unbeaten after three matches. The Series got underway just after lunch, once the Ora (the local thermal breeze) had established itself with enough stability to allow fair matches. There was no time for warming up, or observing the opposition.... [more]
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Calipso leading offshore race at ORC International Worlds
Dobbs Davis,
the leaders of the ORC International Worlds fleet have sailed the first half of their 87-mile offshore race. This race to Otranto and back is actually scored as two 1.5-point races in the no-throwout competition, so performance today and tonight is critical towards earning points towards the World Championship crown.... [more]
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Two challenging races on Day One of Dragon Edinburgh Cup
Fiona Brown,
The Dragon Edinburgh Cup, sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management and hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, got underway today in excellent style. The 27 strong fleet from across the UK, Ireland, France and the USA. Racing today took place in a shifty northerly wind that ranged from 12-18 knots giving the teams plenty to think about and lots of gears to change.... [more]
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Mistakes proving costly at 2009 Star Class European Championships
Andreas Kling,
After five races at the 2009 Star Class European Championships for Rolex Baltic Week the cream of the Star fleet are showing their class. Day 3 of the Rolex Baltic Week on the Kiel Fjord, northern Germany, brought cloudy skies and showers on Wednesday (8 July). The gusty, shifty conditions which have characterized the event so far continued with south-westerly breezes shifting up to 20 degrees.... [more]
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New leader in fight for World Match Racing Tour crown
WMRT media,
Match Cup Sweden signified the half way stage of the 2009 World Match Racing Tour. The new leaders are the French Match Racing Team of Mathieu Richard. Adam Minoprio's (NZL) ETNZ/Black Match team lost the top spot after failing to gain point at Match Cup Sweden.... [more]
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Dan Slater (NZL) leads Finn Gold Cup from Railey (USA) and Scott (GBR)
Robert Deaves,
After day three in Vallensbaek there is a new leader at the Finn Gold Cup. Dan Slater (NZL) heads the leader board but on the same points as Zach Railey (USA). Ed Wright (GBR) moves up to third. Race wins on Wednesday went to Eduard Skornyakov (RUS) and Marin Misura (CRO).... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup Regatta NOR published
Phuket King's Cup media,
The Notice of Race for the 23rd Phuket King's Cup Regatta has been now published and is available on the regatta's official website at www.kingscup.com. The regatta will take place from 28 November to 5 December 2009, with 5 days of sailing, one reserve day, 2 registration days and six social functions.... [more]
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America's Cup: Steve Clark on Bows, Stress and Weight
Richard Gladwell,
Over the past two days, the sailing world has glimpsed some of the most advanced sailing technology ever seen. Sail-World asked multihull and high performance sailing guru, Steve Clark for his take on the two giant multihulls what he believes to be the issues the designers must resolve to win in February.... [more]
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Warnemünder Woche final report
Jon Emmett,
71 Sailors from 12 countries travelled to Warnemünder Woche 4-7/7/09 for the final event before the Radial Europeans where measurement starts on 9/7/09.... [more]
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F18 North Sea Championship results
Sail-World.com,
The F18 North Sea Championship were sailed this past weekend. 62 Teams entred the event, many of who will be competing at the F18 World Championship.... [more]
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Team Boskalis (NED) to defend F18 World Title in Belgium
Diana Bogaards,
Team Boskalis (NED) defends the F18 World Title in Knokke/Belgium. Current World Champion Coen de Koning lines up with his new crew Thijs Visser. They will also experience fierce competition from their own team mates Hugh Styles (GBR) and Ferdinand van West (NED).... [more]
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ORC International World Championship Day 1
Dobbs Davis,
A perfect start to the 2009 ORC International World Championship regatta. 77 entries from seven countries are on hand for this 11th annual event organized by the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC).... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - latest images - BOR90 prepares for sailing

With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Stayed tuned for the latest on the road to the 33rd America's Cup... [more]
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2011 Around Australia Race - Bob Williams talks about the race
Media Services,
Bob Williams talks about the first race Around Australia in 1988 and the plan for the 2011 race. The 2011 Race event is for monohull and multihull yachts (Category 1). The event format is designed to allow yachts from all around Australia, and overseas, to compete. You can listen to Bob here... [more]
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Alfa Romeo sets new 24-hour run Transpac record
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Neville Crichton's Reichel Pugh 100, Alfa Romeo, established a new 24-hour run Transpac record from yesterday's early morning position report through 0600 on July 7th.... [more]
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Groupama 3 on stand-by for North Atlantic record attempt
Cammas/Groupama media,
It's today, 7th July, that sees the start of the period of stand-by for Groupama 3 in her attempt at the North Atlantic record. In Gateway Marina, at the entrance to the port of New York, Groupama Team's shore crew has finished preparing the maxi trimaran.... [more]
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The Solo Duo Atlantique - Jeanneau wins again
Mainsheet Media,
The Solo Duo Atlantique is a series of seven races held off the south coast of Brittany in France. Seven races over seven days and, as the name suggests, two classes, single and double handed.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - latest images - Fitting the Boards

With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Stayed tuned for the latest on the road to the 33rd America's Cup... [more]
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Star European Champions 2009 - Day Two: Triple-Tie of Olympic Stars
Andreas Kling, Rolex Baltic Week,
The 2009 Star European Championships at Rolex Baltic Week were always going to be a tightly fought contest, but after two days of racing the leader board is tied three ways, with all three 2008 Olympic medallists scoring one race win apiece and equal nine points.... [more]
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Day 2 2009 Finn Gold Cup in Denmark
Robert Deaves,
After two races sailed in a moderate southerly, Zach Railey (USA) has taken the lead at the Finn Gold Cup in Vallensbaek, Denmark. The first race went to Giles Scott (GBR), leading from start to finish, while the second race in a stronger breeze was won by Jonas Høgh Christensen (DEN) in the closing stages as the very tight leading group surfed to the finished line.... [more]
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Team Jelik joins Malcesine RC 44 Cup fleet
RC 44 Class media,
The fourth regatta of the RC 44 Championship Tour 2009 starts Wednesday on Lake Garda. The RC 44 fleet welcomes Frank Pong and his new Team Jelik, from Hong Kong.... [more]
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Spithill in form before Women's World Match Racing Championship
Lysekil Women's Match media,
The prestigious regatta Match Cup Sweden at Marstrand last week was the big build up event for eight of the 12 teams competing in the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Lysekil, in Sweden... [more]
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ISAF 470 Junior Coaching Clinic participants announced
ISAF,
Eighteen sailors from five nations are set to benefit from the world-class expertise of multi Olympian and World Champion Andreas Kosmatopoulos who has been appointed as the coach for this year's 470 Junior Coaching Clinic... [more]
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Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week opens with two records
KPMS,
Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week is now in its 36th edition and has proved once again to be the most important regatta in South America gathering 'la crème de la crème' of the South American yacht-racing community for a week of competitive sailing in the waters off the paradise of Ilhabela - 'the beautiful island,' located 140 miles north of Sao Paulo.... [more]
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Tight racing at Star Class 2009 European Championships Day 1
Andreas Kling,
Rolex Baltic Week and the Star Class 2009 European Championships and with 11 out of the top 12 teams on the current ISAF world rankings taking part the competition was always going to be hot. The 86 Star keelboats had a tense start to proceedings, with a two-hour delay before the start of racing as committee and competitors waited for the weather to settle.... [more]
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2009 Mirror UK National Championship and World Championship update
Justin Chisholm,
Entries for this month's 2009 Mirror UK National and World Championships hosted by Pwllheli Sailing Club in North Wales, reached one hundred entries. The 2009 Championship has attracted a truly world class fleet with a large UK entry augmented by visiting teams from Ireland, South Africa, Canada and Australia.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup 2009 – Day One in Denmark
Robert Deaves,
Finn Gold Cup Day One - Two testing races sailed off Vallensbaek Harbour near Copenhagen in Denmark were completed Monday with virtually all the favourites picking up a discard. Race wins went to Bryan Boyd (USA) and Dan Slater (NZL), though Rafal Szukiel (POL) was the most consistent and leads overnight.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - latest images here

With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Stayed tuned for the latest on the road to the 33rd America's Cup... [more]
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Devoti D-One singlehander put through her paces in Garda
David Henshall Bearfacemedia,
It is now almost 40 years since Bruce Kirby developed his ideas for a lightweight single hander and gave the sailing world the Laser. In those four decades, the Laser become the global success story of dinghy sailing, recently however the boat has started to show its age. In those four decades, sailing and the sailors have moved on, becoming more sophisticated and with far higher expectations.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing emerges from the shed after major surgery
BMW Oracle racing media,
BMW ORACLE Racing today launched their trimaran in San Diego as the team prepares to sea trial the 90-foot by 90-foot high-tech racing machine. The mast will be installed dockside and the boat will be load-tested before the huge multihull is tested by the crew in the waters off Point Loma.... [more]
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2008 - 2009 Volvo Ocean Race
01/01/08
The 2008-09 event will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon...
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