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Outteridge and Jensen win 2009 49er Worlds
Rob Kothe,
Australian's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen today won the 49er World Championships Riva del Garda, Italy. They came home with a solid second in the medal race behind Peter and Soren Hansen (DEN). Brits John Pink and Rick Peacock finished the medal race in third place to take the silver medal ahead of Italy's Sibello brothers Pietro and Gianfranco. The 2007 World Champions Stevie Morrison and Be... [more]
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More 49er World Championship images
Ingrid Abery images,
More images from photographer Ingrid Abery, from the final day of competition at the 49er Worlds, on Lake Garda in Italy.... [more]
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Practice Day for TP52 and GP42 Region of Sardinia Trophy regattas
MedCup media,
Strong winds have hampered the final training days before the Region of Sardinia Trophy regattas begins tomorrow. Today's brisk breezes have been close to ideal for the ten TP52 Series and five GP42 Series teams who will compete here.... [more]
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Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone - Part 2
Mark Cherrington,
Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Series.... [more]
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49er World Championship images
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery has sent these images from the final day of competition at the 49er Worlds, on Lake Garda in Italy. Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) won the event from John Pink and Rick Peacock (GBR) with Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes (GBR) third.... [more]
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Australia, France, Great Britain & Singapore win Gold in Youth Worlds
ISAF Media,
The seven Youth Worlds titles went to seven nations as Australia, France, Great Britain and Singapore join Brazil, Hong Kong and New Zealand as gold medal winners on the final day of the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios, Brazil... [more]
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Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone? - Part 1
Mark Cherrington,
Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series.... [more]
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Shifty winds for all classes at Travemuende Week
Andreas Kling,
The Russian brothers Mikhail and Maxim Sheremetiev dominate the Olympic 470 class after the first weekend of the 120th Travemuende Week. The heat is on after the start of the Contender Pre-Worlds with Australian Champion Jono Neate ahead of Jan von der Bank (Kiel, Germany), whilst former World Champion Andrea Bonezzi (Italy) was hurt when he capsized and lost three teeth.... [more]
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2009 African Optimist Championships
Optimist RSA,
2009 African Optimist Championships. Ten races over four days and the results for the 2009 African Optimist Championships that were sailed in Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa are listed below.... [more]
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Marathon Sail (Part 2) - Can one man make a difference?
Rob Dowling/Sail-World.com,
Rob Dowling is a man who believes 'one man can make a difference'. Driven by his passion and desire to help the children of the Amazon River basin and his love of sailing, Rob undertook on the 3-4th July, a marathon sail around an estuary in Northern Ireland. Here Rob writes part two of his marathon sail and the reasons behind it.... [more]
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Images from Day 4 of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, Cowes
Paul Wyeth,
Paul Wyeth of www.pwpictures.com presents this image gallery from the final day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup being sailed in Cowes, Isle of Wight. 27 boats are competing in the high profile event, which features Quarter Tonners from 15 designers, including several past winners of the World Quarter Ton Championship.... [more]
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Peter Morton wins Final Day showdown at Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
Fiona Brown,
There was a cliff-hanger ending to the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup in Cowes today as husband and wife adversaries Louise and Peter Morton faced each other down in a veritable gunfight at the OK Coral that was ultimately decided by just one second and half a point. Sailing their Farr designed sister-ships Espada and Anchor Challenge they went into the final day with Louise leading the regatta..... [more]
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Boats to Watch in the 2009 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
Christie Denson,
The 101st Running of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is underway, with today's first start at 11:30 a.m. The new Doublehanded Division kicked off the race as the first section today to begin the 333 mile course to Mackinac Island, Mich. 'The Mac,' one of the world's oldest and most prestigious freshwater sailing races, brings hundreds of talented and experienced sailors to the waters of La... [more]
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470 Junior Worlds conclude - France and Spain the winners
470 media,
The 470 Class Junior World Championships have been concluded today with the final medal races in the men's and women's event. The elite top 10 women were the first to line up for the final medal race in sunny conditions and moderate sea breeze in front of the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki. The men's 470 medal race started right after the women's.... [more]
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De Koning and Visser win thrilling battle for F18 title
Diana Bogaards,,
On Friday July 17, Coen De Koning and Thijs sailing as Team Boskalis (NED), sailing a Nacra Infusion, took gold at the F18 World Championships 2009 in Knokke/Belgium. Coen de Koning (NED) successfully defended his 2008 world title with his new crew Thijs Visser (NED). Their Team Boskalis team mates Hugh Styles (GBR) and Ferdinand van West (NED) won bronze, whereas Gunnar Larsen (NED) and Stefan Du... [more]
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Aussies maintain lead 49er Worlds, ahead of Austria, Britain and Italy
Event Media,
Aussies Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen maintained their lead at the 49er Worlds – Riva del Garda, Italy. In the silver fleet, Peter Burling and Blaire Tuke continue to lead with Jan Hauke Erichsen and Hans Jakob Dethleffsen of Germany leading the Bronze.... [more]
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Images of the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds - Medal Presentation
Dave Kneale,
Top sailing photographer, fresh from the Volvo Ocean race, Dave Kneale presents this gallery of images of the Medal Presentation at the 2009 Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds being sailed at Buzios, Brazil.... [more]
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2011 Around Australia - Grab a slot reservation now!!
The Sail-World Team,
Start a Good Idea and nothing can stop it!! West Australian Bob Williams launched the 2011 Around Australia Race and Rally with an online newsletter to Sail-World's audience. Its not just a walk in the park, its a 7500 nautical mile race or rally, a major time commitment.... [more]
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Yacht Club Monaco leads at Invitational Smeralda 888
Jill Campbell,
The Smeralda 888 fleet has returned to Porto Cervo for the third event of the season. Ten Smeralda 888 sloops are participating, representing Gstaad Yacht Club of Switzerland, the Royal Ocean Racing Club of Great Britain, Italy's Yacht Club Lignano and the Yacht Club de Monaco.... [more]
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The Battle of the Mortons on Day 2 of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
Fiona Brown,
On day two of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, being hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, sunshine gave way to torrential rain, but nothing could dampen the fleet's irrepressible spirit and the 27 teams enjoyed three more fantastically close races in a moderate to fresh and very shifty breeze.... [more]
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F18 World Championship – Dutch win 2009 title ahead of two Brits
Rob Kothe, Sail-world.com,
Winds up to 30 knots and two important black flags made for a tumultuous final days racing at the 2009 F18 Worlds. Dutch sailor Coen de Koning successfully defended his 2008 World Championship crown, winning the title from Britain's Rob Wilson and Marcus Lynch with second pairing Hugh Styles and Ferdinand West third.... [more]
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Medal races tomorrow at 470 Junior Worlds
Rick van Wijngaarden,
The final series have been completed today with race eleven and twelve at the 470 Class Junior World Championships for men/mixed and women. Sofian Bouvet and Jeremie Mion (FRA) have claimed the Junior World's title before the medal race has taken place.... [more]
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ISAF confirms secret agreement made with Alinghi
Richard Gladwell,
Further to the Motions lodged by BMW Oracle Racing earlier in the week alleging a secret agreement between the International Sailing Federation and the Societe Nautique de Geneve, the International Sailing Federation today issued a statement on their website confirming that an agreement had been reached with SNG, however BMW Oracle Racing is not a party to that agreement.... [more]
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Outteridge and Jensen lead 49er Worlds Final Series after Day 1
Jerelyn Biehl,
The first day of racing in the 49er Worlds - Final Series provided fickle winds and changing conditions which seemed to suit current 49er World Champion Nathan Outteridge with crew Iain Jensen just fine.... [more]
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15 year old takes Men's Wave title - 2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam
© PWA / David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 8. The atmospheric final day in Gran Canaria demonstrated the incredible new level that Professional Windsurfing has reached. A solid swell peeled into the bay, and a 50-knot wind ripped through the contest zone throughout the day. The final day of the Grand Slam proved to be everything we had hoped for.... [more]
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Swan European Regatta concludes
Katy Gilmartin,
The 14th edition of the Swan European Regatta concluded today with the eighth race of the event and the Final Prize Giving at the Royal Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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Estrella Damm enters Barcelona World Race 2010
Barcelona World Race media,
Guillermo Altadill and Pachi Rivero will be the skippers of the Spanish boat Estrella Damm for the second edition of the Barcelona World Race. Estrella Damm, one of the Barcelona World Race's main sponsors, will once again take part with a boat of its own in the round-the-world double-handed race.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - What's your view?
Lizzie Green,
The dust is beginning to settle on the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 but the debate over the shape of the future of the event continues – both internally and externally. Volvo Ocean Race welcomes your thoughts on what you enjoyed most about the 2008-09 race, what didn't work for you and how you think the race could be improved.... [more]
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Loïck Peyron joins Alinghi Team
Daphne Morgan-Barnicoat,
Alinghi, Defender of the 33rd America's Cup, welcomes one of the world's most renowned multihull sailors to the team for this campaign: Loïck Peyron.... [more]
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New J80 World Champion
J80 media/amended Sail-World.com,
Report from the final day of racing at the J80 Worlds, Santana in Spain. The fight between Rayco Tabares and Gustavo Martinez was a fight that was likened to match racing; boat to boat, covering each other at the starting line, where Martinez took the advantage over Tabares by three boat lengths.... [more]
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High adrenalin racing on Day 1 of Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
Fiona Brown,
They may no longer be in the first flush of youth, but today proved that the Quarter Ton Class is as competitive as ever with 27 teams completing four exciting and incredibly hard fought races on Day 1 of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes. Iconic New Zealand yacht, 45 South, with two Kiwis aboard, dominated much of the racing.... [more]
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Three Gold Medals and French Volvo Trophy success at Youth Worlds
ISAF Media,
The host nation Brazil, along with Hong Kong and New Zealand all secured gold medals whilst France is uncatchable in the Volvo Trophy standings following a bright and breezy day six at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios.... [more]
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Albeau reigns - 2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 7
David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 7 and Antoine Albeau (JP/NeilPryde) has demonstrated that he is currently the best slalom racer in the world with another amazing performance at Pozo Izquierdo. The men's slalom was a furious battle to decide the top five positions. The ocean seemed to take on a new form with the wind blown whitecaps creating an illusion of smoke on the water.... [more]
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Lehtinen and Howard win 29erXX Gold Cup
Jerelyn Biehl,
Winning six of the nine races, Finnish sailor Silja Lehtinen with crew Will Howard sailed brilliantly to win the 2009 29erXX Gold Cup. Using their first race of a sixth as their discard, the pair sailed brilliantly mastering the technical skiff in trying conditions on Garda Lake in northern Italy.... [more]
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49er Worlds - Brits tie going into Finals
Jerelyn Biehl,
British teammates Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes and John Pink and Rick Peacock had a battle on the water to determine who would top the leaderboard going into the finals for the 49er World Championship.... [more]
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Images from the 49er Worlds and the 29erXX Gold Cup
Ingrid Abery images,
More images from photographer Ingrid Abery from the 49er Worlds and the 29erXX Gold Cup, being sailed on Lake Garda, in Italy.... [more]
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470 Class Junior World Championships Men, Mixed and Women
Rick van Wijngaarden,
Two races were completed today in the second day of the final series in the 470 Class Junior World Championships for men/mixed and women. Sofian Bouvet and Jeremie Mion (FRA) strengthen their lead in the men's 470, whilst Tara Pacheco and Berta Betanzos (ESP) maintain their lead, but weaken their position with an OCS in the women's.... [more]
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Women's European Radials - Paige Railey wins, Mihelic the Euro Champ
Event Media,
The outcome of the Women's European Laser Radial Championship in Denmark hung in the balance until the very end. It has been a shifty and unpredictable regatta every day on the ever-changing waters of The Sound between Denmark and Sweden, but most sailors believed today was the hardest of all.... [more]
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F18 Worlds in Belgium – Good Old Thursday- Video & Results
Sail-World.com,
The weather gods have not been kind to the 2009 F18 Worlds and today the race committee was feeling the pressure as six qualifying races were needed to validate the championship. Here is the offical report from the F18 Worlds after Good Old Thursday. (at last we have the Good Old Results.)... [more]
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