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When too much sailing is never enough - the latest sailing news from Europe and the Rest



2009 Audi MedCup winners celebrate
MedCup media,
Hundreds of sailing crew, invited VIP guests and organising staff saluted the new 2009 Audi MedCup winners. It was an emotional evening for the young Canary Islands crew of Islas Canarias Puerto Calero who won the inaugural Audi MedCup title for the GP42 Series.... [more]
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Lightning World Championship concludes
Event media,
Matt Fisher, Tobi Moriarty, and Dan Moriarty are the 2009 Lightning World Champions. At the beginning of the final beat of the final race of the 2009 Lightning World Championship, any of the top three boats had a shot at claiming the title.... [more]
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Istanbul Europa Race - Estrella Damm finally finds breeze
Daniel Ferrando,
Istanbul Europa Race update from the Estrella Damm Sailing Team. The Spanish boat is sailing the third leg of the Istanbul Europa Race, from Barcelona to Brest (France) and aiming for a podium position in the overall classification.... [more]
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Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai - A step back in time
Event media,
Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai - from Tuesday 22nd of September. The regatta is a prefect chance to step back in time and enjoy the real majesty of a fabulous collection of sailing boats coming to leaf off the pages of some of yachting's most renowned history books.... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series - Mefisto takes victory in final leg
Jill Campbell,
Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series final leg report. Luca Domenici's Mefisto has taken first place in the fifth and final leg of the Audi Melges Sailing Series organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.... [more]
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Images from Skandia Sail for Gold, Weymouth
onedition,
onedition presents a gallery of images from the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta, sailed at the 2012 Olympic venue in Weymouth, England.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 flies for the final time in Genoa
Bruno Cocozza - Alinghi,
Top international photographer, Bruno Cocozza, took these images of Alinghi 5 in one of her last training sessions in Genoa, Italy, before being shipped to the United Arab Emirates.... [more]
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Coutts' letter released to ISAF President on Cup secret agreement
Richard Gladwell,
In a confidential letter to the International Sailing Federation, BMW Oracle Racing skipper and CEO, Sir Russell Coutts requested a meeting with the ISAF Executive Committee. The Executive Committee met last weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark and Sail-World understands that a meeting took place, with both BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi, with ISAF meeting both separately.... [more]
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Alinghi wins third consecutive multihull Championship on Lake Geneva
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat. Alinghi Media,
The Alinghi Décision 35 team, led by Ernesto Bertarelli, won the Challenge Julius Baer multihull series for the third consecutive year. Alinghi has competed in every D35 championship on Lake Geneva since the 35ft one-design series began in 2004 and this year, as in recent events, the crew of six has been up against some of the most talented multihull sailors in the world... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - the wrap
Barbara Mc Gowan,
No one knew quite what to expect, even though a year and a half of planning went into getting 19 teams from 14 nations to Newport, R.I., for the inaugural New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ's mission accomplished with win in MedCup
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has won the final regatta in the Audi MedCup circuit and taken the 2009 series title. Only one race was held on the last day at Cartagena, Spain. NZL380 finished second behind Synergy (Russia). NZL380 finished the regatta on 10 points, followed by Bigamist 7 (Portugal) on 23 and Quantum Racing (USA) on 27.... [more]
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The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - First finishers arrive
Véronique Largeau,
Bertrand Delesne (Entreprendre durablement) won mid afternoon the first stage of The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 for the categoty Prototype... [more]
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Istanbul Europa Race - Estrella Damm becalmed
Daniel Ferrando,
Istanbul Europa Race: C'est la vie' or ‘That's life' were the words of the Estrella Damm Sailing Team shore crew manager Yvan Joucla this morning. Guillermo Altadill and Pachi Rivero's boat entered the ‘bubble' of very little breeze to see the speed that they had been building over the last 24 hours, drop from an average of ten knots to just one and a half.... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series - Day One
Melges 20 media,
2009 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series - Day one and only one race. This is the final event of the 2009 Series and is being hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Dark, stormy skies were approaching the course bringing a little more breeze and cooler temperatures.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Great Britian tops Gold Medal count
Matchtight,
Britain's sailors collected nine medals at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. Their performances also helped British sailors win five of the 13 overall World Cup series titles. But it was Dutch crews that won the most gold medals at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, winning the women's 470, Match Racing and the Paralympic 2.4mR classe.... [more]
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Caja Mediterráneo Region of Murcia Trophy - Winners are grinners
MedCup media,
Islas Canarias won today to clinch the Audi MedCup for the GP42 Series, whilst Emirates Team New Zealand won their fourth regatta on the trot and are Audi MedCup 2009 TP52 champions... [more]
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Sail for Gold - Finns give Weymouth venue big tick
Robert Deaves IFA,
The final day of the 2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, UK. An overnight change in the weather had brought soaring temperatures, sunny skies and light winds in the early morning and then a ostponement as what wind there was fizzled away. After a week of strong winds and great sailing, despite a massive media presence, nature had the last laugh.... [more]
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MedCup Circuit - Tribute in Cartagena
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The MedCup Circuit was started by a group of individuals and it has continued to attract discerning, experienced owners who thrive on the close competition which the class provides with the crucial mix of real time racing but also the scope of Box Rule designs which allow them to explore different design ideas.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Host club leads
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - 19 teams from 14 nations at the inaugural event have sorted themselves on the race course. With two third-place finishes and a tenth to round things out today, the New York Yacht Club has 39 overall points to the 52 carried by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club team, skippered by Terry McLaughlin.... [more]
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Istanbul Europa Race - Towards the finish
Event media,
Latest Istanbul Europa Race news. The hunt is on along the Portugese coast. Now racing close inshore, the Istanbul Europa Race fleet battles on towards the finish. Michel Desjoyeaux and his crew continue to call the tune in 15-20 knots of north-north-westerly breeze.... [more]
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Soling World Championship - Canadians take the lead
Matias Collins, modified by Sail-World.com,
2009 Soling Worlds, Lake Ontario Canada. The fleet sailed in excellent conditions. The wind started from the northwest and then shifted to the north. It was blowing mostly between 16 and 19 knots with some gusts reaching the 25, and the local teams showed their knowledge.... [more]
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Images of the MedCup, Cartagena - Day 5 - Master Blasters
Chris Cameron,
Top international sailing photographer, Chris Cameron presents this gallery of images from Day 5 the Audi MedCup at Cartagena... [more]
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Sail for Gold Regatta Womens Match Racing images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Ingrid Abery images from the Womens Match Racing competition at the Sail for Gold Regatta, currently underway in Weymouth, UK... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series final event for 2009
Melges 20 media,
Fourteen Audi Melges 20 racers have registered for the final Sailing Series event in 2009. This is the last event, a grand finale for a truely worldwide and extremely progressive breed of sportboat.... [more]
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Team Pindar embarks on new venture in Middle East
Performance PR,
A new chapter in Team Pindar's rich 29-year sailing history as the team bid farewell to its IMOCA Open 60 and in return took charge of a second Volvo 60, for a new venture in the Middle East. Team Pindar is now focused on a new sailing programme and in the next few weeks will ship both Volvo 60's out to the Middle East.... [more]
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ISAF invites bids to host 2011 ISAF Nations Cup
ISAF,
International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is inviting bids to host the Grand Final and Regional Finals of the 2011 ISAF Nations Cup. Held five times previously, the Nations Cup triggers a pyramid of events, with nations holding club and then national championships to select their teams to attend the Regional Finals... [more]
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MedCup Cartagena - Emirates Team New Zealand again
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy. While conditions were not as tough as Thursday's, the breezes in each successive race proved different, hard to read, and a over the three contests a comprehensive test for tacticians and crews in both TP52 and GP 42 Series.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Battle for the medals
Matchtight,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta reaches its climax at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy tomorrow (Saturday). The first medals of the 2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta were awarded to the winners of the three Paralympic classes tonight.... [more]
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Images of the MedCup, Cartagena - Day 2 - Emirates Team NZ
Chris Cameron,
Top international sailing photographer, Chris Cameron presents this gallery of images from Coastal Race of the Audi MedCup being sailed in Portiamo, Portugal... [more]
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Estrella Damm fights for podium - Istanbul Europa Race
Daniel Ferrando,
Estrella Damm continues their fight for a podium position in the Istanbul Europa Race. At the 10 o'clock position report this morning, Estrella Damm was in fifth place, 118.5 miles from Foncia, provisional leaders of the fleet, and had made up a mile and a half since the 06.00 am report.... [more]
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Team Boskalis to enter Brouwer/Van Leeuwen for Dutch F18 Nationals
Team Boskalis media,
Team Boskalis enters Carolijn Brouwer (BEL) and Jeroen van Leeuwen (NED) as its occasional crew for the Dutch F18 nationals, to be started on Saturday September 18 in Medemblik/Netherlands.... [more]
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Istanbul Europa Race update - Leader extends
Event media,
Istanbul Europa Race latest update - The good news on the fourth day of stage 3 from Barcelona to Brest is that Marc Thiercelin has finally said goodbye to the Mediterranean. They are in the bay of Cadix 265 miles behind Foncia.... [more]
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Images of Cartagena: Spectacular racing in the big breeze
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman was in the air for the second day of racing in the Audi MedCup at Cartagena and provides this spectacular gallery of images.... [more]
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More Sail for Gold Regatta images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery,
More images from photographer Ingrid Abery from the Sail for Gold Regatta at Weymouth, UK.... [more]
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Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) participate at NYYC Invitational
YCCS media,
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) team participating in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup completed a first day of racing off Newport yesterday in approximately 18 knots of easterly wind on lumpy seas.... [more]
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2009 Soling Worlds, light winds at the second day of racing
Matias Collins,
2009 Soling Worlds - it was a Brazilian day; BRA 73 had a bullet in the first race and a third in the second, bringing them up to the second place overall. In race one, the right outside part of the lake paid as there seemed to be a bit more wind.... [more]
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iShares Cup Cup teams prepare for Extreme sailing on a tricky course
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Cup teams prepare for Extreme sailing. The six-event European series sees the iShares Cup return to the Dutch capital for the third consecutive year, with nine teams again racing the 40ft long catamarans on Amsterdam's narrow waterways in the IJ-haven.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup: 'Game on' as NYYC leads
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Lotz gave credit to his team and tactician Ken Read (Newport, R.I.), known as one of the best sailors in the world, for a remarkable comeback in the second race that took them from sorry-at the-start to phenomenal-at-the-finish. Having jumped the start gun with three others, the team was called back to clear itself and begin again.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - European Champion leads the Finns
Robert Deaves IFA,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Finn Class report. After the disappointment of a day lost Wednesday because of high winds, the Finns were keen to get going but had to wait until mid afternoon before they could start. By then an early morning 20 knots plus had given way to an easterly 10-12 knots.... [more]
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NZL380 wins two out of two and takes Audi MedCup
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand powered away in heavy conditions to win two out of two on the first day of racing in the Audi MedCup regatta in Cartagena. Having lost two race days through shifty wind conditions, the fleet was greeted today with a wind in the high 20s and a nasty, short, steep seaway.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 fleet in La Rochelle - Protest results pending
Clipper media,
All ten of the Clipper 09-10 yachts are now berthed in La Rochelle. Talk on the pontoons has been about one subject - the Race Committee's decision to protest two of the yachts, Hull & Humber and Cork, for contravening the sailing instructions - and what that might mean to the points each team will win for Race 1.... [more]
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MedCup Circuit: TeamOrigin onboard for 2010
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Britain's TeamOrigin, following an announcement yesterday, will be stepping up their sailing activities again, there has been confirmation that the team plan to compete on next year's Audi MedCup Circuit.... [more]
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