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Team Finland has overtaken Spirit of Australia in the Clipper race to Geraldton in Western Australia.

Daniel Mihelic from Croatia leads the Laser fleet at the Sail Sydney event.

At the final round of the World Match Racing Tour, the Monsoon Cup in Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia, Sebastien Col finished fourth and Mathieu Richard, fifth. Five of the twelve sailors participating were from European countries. The event was won by New Zealand's Adam Minoprio.

The Transatlantic Maxi Race concluded, the International jury has been chosen for the America's Cup and the 2010 edition of La Solitaire du Figaro has been announced.

Lots more so please read on.


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Monsoon Cup - World Champion Minoprio defeats Ainslie
Rob Kothe & Al Constable,
Today the new ISAF Match Racing World Champion 24 year old Adam Minoprio sailed against the legendary Ben Ainslie, 32 year old British sailor, three-time Olympic gold medallist and ISAF World Sailor of the Year in 1998, 2002 and 2008.... [more]
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Leroy Wins Women's Finals of 2nd Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race
Lynn Fitzpatrick - World Regattas,
The 1 Women's Match Racing team in the world, Claire Leroy, Eladie Bertrand, Clarie Pruvot and Marie Riou (FRA) defeated the US Women's Match Racing Champion and the defending Carlos Aguilar Match Race Champion, Genny Tulloch and her team, which included Sally Barkow, Alana O'Reilly and Amanda Callahan in two matches in the first to two wins final of the 2nd Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race.... [more]
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Jabin on Ramrod lifts 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup
International Melges 32 Class Association Media,
Congratulations are in order for Rod Jabin (Annapolis, MD.) on Ramrod as he and his crew consisting of tactician Gavin Brady, Mike Beasley, Joe Gibson, Ted Kaczmarski, Kate Torgeson and Ray Wulff are the 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup Champions .'We rocked it! We really didn't expect this.' said Jabin after racing... [more]
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Inaugural Perth 2011 ENP Regatta provided fast learning curves
Perth 2011 Media,
Olympic class sailors Serbian Dany Stanisic (Laser) and Colombian Nicolas Lozano (RS:X) are today a step closer to reaching the Olympics, after winning their events at the Inaugural Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme (ENP) Regatta on the weekend.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Team Finland regains the lead
Clipper Ventures,
In the Clipper 09-10 Team Finland has two reasons to celebrate today. 'Team Finland is now in tip top shape after a very busy night,' says watch leader Emil Vartiainen. The leg from South Africa to Western Australia is turning out to be one of the closest races of Clipper 09-10 so far, with only 120 miles separating the top seven yachts.... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing storm through to final of Monsoon Cup
BlackMatch Racing Media,
After an amazing morning yesterday for the team it was only a brief celebration on finding out we had won the World Title, before heading back out to the racecourse to take on Peter Gilmour in the semi final. In a pulsating affair which saw us stage an amazing comeback in race three with the scores locked at 1-1, we took out the semi final 3-1 and cemented our spot in the 2009 Monsoon Cup final.... [more]
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Carlos Aguilar Match Race into semi finals stage
Lynn Fitzpatrick - World Regattas,
Colin Rathbun (IVB) and his team had a spectacular completion of the last three flights of Round Robin 2 at the 2nd Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race and moved onto the Semi-Finals. As the MC for the afternoon, Perry engaged the crowds on shore during the first two races of the Open and Women's Semi-Finals.... [more]
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Sail Sydney 2009 Day 2: Contenders rise to the top in ideal conditions
Sail Sydney Media,
Racing got away a little late in all classes today at the Sail Sydney regatta on Sydney Harbour, but it was worth the wait as competitors raced in ideal north-easterly winds and all but the lightest of crews appreciating typical Sydney summer conditions... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing win the Monsoon Cup in straight races
Richard Gladwell,
Adam Minoprio skippered BlackMatch Racing (NZL) to a 3-0 win over TeamOrigin's Ben Ainslie (GBR) in the Final of the Monsoon Cup, sailed in Malaysia. A day earlier Blackmatch won the World Matchracing title by virtue of making the Semi-Finals, and today's win extended the margin over Torvar Mirsky (AUS). The win earned the Blackmatch crew USD105,000 prizemoney.... [more]
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Golden Gate YC welcomes Int Jury appointment by the ISAF
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
Golden Gate Yacht Club has welcomed the appointment of the five strong International Jury, by the International Sailing Federation two months ahead of the 33rd America's Cup expected to be sailed in Valencia, Spain on 8 February. In a statement issued today, Head of External Affairs for BMW Oracle Racing, Tom Ehman said:... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: A three way battle at the front
Clipper Ventures Media,
Spirit of Australia achieve a quick fix with their steering yet still hanging on the lead, Qingdao successfully emerges from Stealth Mode, Close encounters of the Clipper kind between Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Qingdao as they cross tacks... [more]
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Meadows overtakes Lovell at the Melges 32 Gold Cup
International Melges 32 Class Association Media,
Day two of the 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup offered somewhat of a shake-up in the results. Class stalwart Kip Meadows overtakes the Gold Cup lead, now seated a nice five points ahead of second place, overnight leader Andy Lovell.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup 2009 – The Final Day
Rob Kothe,
Today, day five, is the Final of the Monsoon Cup and it will be sailed between Ben Ainslie and his TeamOrigin crew of Iain Percy, Matt Cornwell, Christian Kamp and Mike Mottl and Adam Minoprio and his crew, who are aiming to add the Monsoon Cup to their trophy tally.... [more]
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2009 Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup race concludes
Fabrizio Pirina,
Brilliant performances by all the competitors and a special mention to the Canadian Mini Maxi Valkyrie (Mr.Will Apold) who was second in the IRC overall corrected time, despite the severe damage to the generator which delayed the boat for several hours after the start.... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing are World Match Racing Champions + Audio + Video
BlackMatch Racing Media,
After getting off the water from our three nil win over Mathieu Richard, we watched an extremely close race against Peter Gilmour and Torvar Mirsky, a match that meant if Gilmour won we would be crowned World Match Racing Champions. Gilmour had incurred a penalty on the first beat and although he held the lead coming into the final run to the finish, we knew it was going to be extremely close.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Monsoon Cup coverage sets new standards
Richard Gladwell,
TV coverage of the 2009 Monsoon Cup has set standards at a time when sailing is at a crossroads, and desperately needs to find a viable New Media platform to reach around the major TV sports, and their huge and captive audiences. The 2009 edition of the Monsoon Cup, the final and richest regatta in terms of prizemoney on the World Match Racing Tour is produced by Redhanded TV and distribute... [more]
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Monsoon Cup Final – Its Ainslie versus Minoprio
Rob Kothe,
It's been an drama filled day of match racing at the Monsoon Cup, the final event of the World Match Racing Tour, being sailed on the Pulau Duyong basin, Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia.... [more]
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Sail Sydney Day 1 - Hard day on the Harbour
Sail Sydney media,
Page's skipper Mat Belcher described the conditions: 'east, south-south-east, everywhere really. We got 8-9 knots max. It was all over the place and lots of traffic on the Harbour.' It was pretty all over the place with the shifts - typical Sydney Harbour really – you look glamorous one minute and you're ducking ferries the next, but I had a great day,' surmised Canadian sailor Mike Leigh (CAN).... [more]
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Minoprio and BlackMatch win the ISAF World Match Racing Championship
Rob Kothe,
The 2009 ISAF World Match Racing Championship was at stake on morning 4 of the Monsoon Cup. In the end, Adam Minoprio (NZL) and his ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing team won the 2009 ISAF Match Racing World Championship.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup pictures from Day 4 of racing
Monsoon Cup,
At the Monsoon Cup on Day 4 of racing, the World Match Racing Champion was decided. Enjoy these images from today's action out on the race course in the Pulau Duyong basin in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.... [more]
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Gybing duel to the finish in the ARC 2009 race
World Cruising Media,
After a course distance of 2,700 nautical miles and almost twelve days at sea just 16 minutes and 5 seconds separated the first two yachts to cross the ARC finish line in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. Every few hours the boats would meet and then gybe apart, Big One staying north whilst Bagheera went south.... [more]
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Watch the Monsoon Cup LIVE now on Sail-World.com
Sail-World.com,
Watch the Monsoon Cup LIVE now, on Sail-World.com - Left click in the Maximise box and watch in full screen mode... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro announces 2010 edition of the race
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The 2010 edition of La Solitaire du Figaro will cover 1,717 nautical miles between ports both old and new to the race. There will be the return to Gijon and Kinsale, which will bring back memories that are part of the rich history of La Solitaire du Figaro. Between these two stages abroad, Le Havre will host the race start for the 41st edition for the first time. Brest and Cherbourg-Octeville wi... [more]
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Melges 32 Gold Cup lead to Lovell
Joy Dunigan,
Reigning U.S. Melges 32 National Champion Andy Lovell aboard Rougarou assumes the lead at the 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup after three races.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia by a nose
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Skipper of the leading team, Brendan Hall, reports champagne sailing conditions today as Spirit of Australia continues to keep their nose just ahead of Team Finland. Yet to experience just what the conditions can be like is the team onboard Hull & Humber, although it won't be long before they too have a taste of the sleigh ride further south. 'The Southern Ocean beckons over on the... [more]
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Groupama 3 - Departure from Cape Town delayed
Cammas Groupama Media,
A broken generator has caused Groupama 3 to delay her departure from Cape Town Jules Verne Trophy Whilst she was set to leave South Africa this Friday morning, the Groupama 3 trimaran has now been forced to remain in the port of Cape Town temporarily after her generator failed.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup – PredictWind Forecast for Final Days
Nathan May,
Predictwind is forecasting moderate to light winds for the final two days of racing of the Monsoon Cup. While the first day was the toughest in the five year history of the Monsoon Cup with monsoonal winds and rain, the last two days have provide excellent racing conditions and that should continue.... [more]
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ISAF announce five person International Jury for America's Cup
ISAF Media,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today announced the ISAF approval for the appointment of the five member International Jury for the 33rd America's Cup. All thre members of the Expert Panel appointed by the New York Supreme Court are included. It will be chaired by David Tillett (AUS).... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Ainslie stars in 'A Tale of Two Rivers'
Rob Kothe,
The Pulau Duyong Monsoon Cup match racing course is the meeting of the two Terengganu river flows, which split above the Island; the heavier right hand flow is deeper water, while the left hand flow is slower and shallower. PJ Montgomery interviews Adam Minoprio and Philip Robertson before the Quarterfinals on the highly popular Newstalk ZB Yachting and Boating show... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup day four - what a difference a windy day makes
Tracey Johnstone,
It was a day of high drama for the international fleet competing in the 23rd Phuket King's Cup in the windy race day four with damaged boats and gear, and plenty of protests. After gentle, shifty breezes and smooth seas for the first three days of racing, the international fleet were today confronted today with strong winds and choppy sea conditions resulting in sail damage, broken masts, a... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - next moves
Richard Gladwell,
Today, December 4 in New York is likely to be a key date in the 33rd America's Cup, being the time set by Judge Shirley Kornreich for the Challenger and Defender to have come to Mutual Consent on the Rules issues surrounding the event. Mutual Consent are two words that have had little use in this round of the America's Cup.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Do or die for World Tour crews
Rob Kothe,
Adam Minoprio and his Emirates Team New Zealand BlackMatch crew faced a sudden death match, going into the last event in the World Match Racing Tour, fighting for his season at 4-6, against Sebastien Col, 6-4.... [more]
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Team Delta Lloyd sets new North Sea record
Sail-World.com,
Team Delta Lloyd, has set a new North Sea record, sailing from Lowestoft to Ijmuiden. Skippered by Bouwe Bekking, set a new time of 5 hours, 23 minutes and 18 seconds.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Thinking the Unthinkable!!
Rob Kothe,
The tension continues to increase on the Pulau Duyong Basin on Day 3 of the Monsoon Cup, as the 12 crews battle for their place in the quarter finals. The defending World Champion Ian Williams and his Team Pindar crew are almost certainly not going to make the quarter final cut but now New Zealand's Adam Minoprio; the 2009 World Match Racing Tour leader is in great danger too.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre yacht BT on her way back home
BT Team Ellen Media,
Upon arriving back in the UK this Sunday, the BT IMOCA 60 yacht will be lifted out of the water in Cowes and go straight in to short but intensive refit to bring her back to full racing condition for the 2010 IMOCA season, albeit no longer as ‘BT'... [more]
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Portimão Global Ocean Race2011-12 and Class 40 announces more details
Global Ocean Race Media,
In accordance with the contract signed between the Class 40 Association and Global Ocean Sailing Ventures Ltd, organisers of the Global Ocean Race 2011-12, further details of the event can be announced.... [more]
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Watch the Monsoon Cup LIVE now on Sail-World.com
Sail-World.com,
Watch the Monsoon Cup LIVE now, on Sail-World.com - Left click in the Maximise box and watch in full screen mode... [more]
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Groupama 3 heading home to Brest
Cammas-Groupama 3,
The trimaran Groupama 3 will head back out to sea again tomorrow morning, Friday, bound for Brest.... [more]
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BlackMatch with it all to do at Monsoon Cup, after terrible second day
BlackMatch Racing Media,
Day 2 of the Monsoon Cup just wasn't our day and in a disappointing display of sailing we finished the day with a scorecard of just 1 win and 3 losses. Our only win came against the recently crowned Louis Vuitton Trophy winner Francesco Bruni, however with losses against fellow Kiwi Phil Robertson, Mathieu Richard and a throw away win against Torvar Mirsky, we need to step it up if we are to make... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Team Finland fights Spirit of Australia for lead
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Sprit of Australia is just about holding on to the lead following the team's recent victory at the Leg 3 scoring gate. 'Variable winds Southern Ocean style,' reports Edinburgh Inspiring Capital's skipper Matt Pike. 'Still a great sail in the moon light, bowling along towards Geraldton, minding the odd gust, and a fairly steady night.... [more]
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The Best Of 2009 SF Regattas Imagery by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson,
Revisit the 2009 sailing season with images by Erik Simonson of h2oshots.com from the largest ever Three Bridge Fiasco, South Tower Demons smack downs at the Crewed Lightship, The 1st ever Kiteboard Worlds, Some mighty mights in Optis, the excitement of the 505 Worlds and the glamour of the Big Boat Series to the spirits of the Great Pumpkin and everything in between! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!... [more]
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Waka on fire and undefeated at Monsoon Cup, Day 2
Waka Racing,
We have just come in off the water after one of team WAKA Racing's best days. Going in to todays racing we knew we had to pick our act up if we were going to make it into the next stage of this regatta and we did!... [more]
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BlackMatch bounce back after shaky start, to lead Monsoon Cup
BlackMatch Racing Media,
Firstly we hope you all have had a chance to check out the live action on our website www.blackmatchracing.com and with the round robin resuming there is plenty more sailing to come. With on board cameraman, commentary from the legendary PJ Montgomery... [more]
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World Match Monsoon Cup – World Champion out, who else?
Rob Kothe,
Monsoon Cup 2009 Day 2 and after the monsoon drama of the first day, the toughest racing day so far in the history of the regatta, today a World Champion probably exits the event and another star is born.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team in strong position at Monsoon Cup
Kinley Fowler,
As the first stage of the World Tour final moves on to its late stages, the Mirsky Racing Team are in a strong position, finishing day two of the Monsoon Cup with five wins. The final race saw the two teams on top of the Tour BlackMatch Racing and MRT, face off in a fiery match.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup images from racing on Day 2
Monsoon Cup,
Enjoy theses images from today's racing at the Monsoon Cup. The world's best match racers are battling each other to win the Monsoon Cup, which is the final stage of the World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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Farr 30 class take control of their own destiny
Carole Abbott,
The International Farr 30 One Design Class will no longer be under the management of Stagg Yachts. Management of the Class is now solely in the hands of the International Class Association... [more]
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Beau Geste sets a new Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup record
International Maxi Association News,
The Chinese maxi yacht Beau Geste crossed today the finishing line at Sint Maarten, concluding the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup 2009 from Tenerife after 9 days, 8 hours, 54 minutes, 27 seconds, which is the new record of the course.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia first to scoring gate
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia leads the fleet across the scoring gate as the Southern Ocean gusts take a toll on the fleet. By securing three points at the gate the Australian team has moved one step closer to the top of the overall leader board. As the fleet left Cape Town at the start of Leg 3, Team Finland was in the top spot, ahead of second place Spirit of Australia by three clear points... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup announces Revised Scoring System for 2009-2010
ISAF Sailing World Cup,
The ISAF Sailing World Cup today announced a revised scoring system for the 2009-2010 season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia later this month. The ISAF Sailing World Cup incorporates seven events across Australia, the USA, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain... [more]
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