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European sailors excel at World Sailing events

While Europe is blanketed with snow, sailing in the southern hemisphere continues – currently we are reporting the Contender Worlds and the International 14 Worlds. The Spanish duo lead the 49er Worlds and at the 29er Worlds, European teams are performing. European sailors dominate the OK Dinghy Top Ten too.

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Richard Gladwell,
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! This Professional Package includes access to a unique set of tools allowing the user to predict weather conditions for use in club racing, major series or peace of mind while cruising... [more]
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SNG publishes draft 33rd America's Cup Sailing Instructions
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat and Sail-World,
The Société Nautique de Genève, the 33rd America's Cup defending yacht club, today published a draft version of the Sailing Instructions for the 33rd America's Cup Deed of Gift Match due to start on the 8 February. This draft document has been sent to the challenger and may be discussed at the meeting between the two teams in the presence of the ISAF AC Jury Chairman, David Tillett, in Singapore... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Rankings prior to 2010 World Championships in NZL
Robert Deaves,
The final OK Dinghy World Ranking List before the much awaited 2010 World Championships in Wellington, New Zealand, in February shows little movement in the top 10... [more]
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J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Into the blue,
J.P. Morgan Asset Management announces continued sailing sponsorships and, working with the Island Sailing Club, unveils new initiatives for the 2010 Round the Island Race.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 5 - Decision day
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race. Race 5, Geraldton WA to Singapore. Its neck and neck racing between front runners Cork and Spirit of Australia. A shackle failure has lead to loss of more miles for Cape Breton Island.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Cold Hawaii event
PWA World Cup News,
In September 2010, the wind and waves of the northern part of Denmark will welcome the best international windsurfers at the first Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. A unique event, which is part of the most prestigious windsurfing world cup series worldwide.... [more]
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One month to go to the 33rd America's Cup Match
Jane Eagleson, BMW Oracle Racing,
Today marks the 'one month to go' date before race one of the 33rd America's Cup Match. With the BOR 90 now safely delivered to Valencia, the home of the 33rd Match, the shore team is working flat out to ensure that when the trimaran is handed over to the sailing crew, to move into 'race mode', the boat is match fit and ready to race.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - Greenhalgh goes for a swim
Neil Patchett,
Former World Champion Rob Greenhalgh swims to his boat after its foiled rudder broke loose while jostling with current World Champion Archie Massey in race one of the Gold Fleet on Thursday 8 January in the CST Composites International 14 World Championship on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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2010 Contender Worlds Day One images
Event Media,
Postcard conditions on Brisbane's Waterloo Bay for Day One of the 40th Contender Worlds... [more]
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2010 Contender World Championship - Race 1 Photos
Suellen Hurling,
The 2010 Contender World Championship kicked off today at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with the 60 competitors racing in perfect Queensland conditions.... [more]
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2010 Contender World Championships Day One
Al Constable/Rob Kothe,
Perfect weather for Day One of the 40th Contender World Championships, being sailed out Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron The standard Olympic Triangle course, was set on Waterloo Bay in an easterly direction heading out towards the gap between King and Pine Islands.... [more]
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29er World Championship - New leaders
Jerelyn Biehl,
On the 29er World Championship course, French sailors Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron sailed a great day of 1-3-9. Max Fraser and David Liebenberg of the US have stayed consistent and move into third overall.... [more]
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49er World Championship - Spanish team dominates
Jerelyn Biehl,
49er World Championship - Five to eight knots of wind was all that could muster to keep the first day of the finals for the Gold fleet alive.... [more]
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She has sunk! Three videos from Ady Gil - Earthrace collision with Wha
Powerboat-World.com,
The Carbon fibre 24 metre (78 foot) bio-diesel powered Ady Gil, formerly Earthrace, the round the world powerboat record holder tangled with the Shonan Mauru 2 has now sunk... [more]
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International 14 World Championship Final Series - Brits lead
Neil Patchett,
CST Composites International 14 Class World Championship Final Series – Day One. Archie Massey and crew Dan Wilsdon won race one of the Final Series in the Gold fleet today in a 5-10knot sou'easter sailed out of North Harbour, Sydney.... [more]
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Dragons Australasian Championship Prince Philip Cup - A New Champion
Bernie Kaaks,
It all came down to the last lap of the last race today to decide the Dragons Australian Champion.... [more]
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29er World Championship - Haumann and Holtug continue to lead
Jerelyn Biehl,
On the World Championships 29er course, Danish duo Oscar Haumann and Taus Holtug continue to dominate. Four races were held on the 29er course with only a few teams able to keep all scores in the single digits.... [more]
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49er World Championships - Spain leads the way
Jerelyn Biehl,
49er World CHampionships - Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez of Spain jumped into the lead. Although the mercury was low, the winds were up averaging 16-18 knots on the race course.... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR - Time running out to register
Marni Lane,
There are only a few days left to register for the second event of the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup: US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, taking place from 25-30 January. Registration closes this Friday 8 January... [more]
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Windsurfing Youth Olympic Games qualifier concludes in Cadiz
ISAF/Techno293.org,
France, Great Britain, Israel, Poland, Russia and Spain secured spots in the windsurfing events at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games at the Techno 293 European Championships and YOG Qualifier held in Cadiz, Spain.... [more]
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Kljakovic Gaspic named Croatian Athlete of the Year 2009
Zrinka Grancaric,
Finn sailor Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic ended a fantastic year as he was awarded the 2009 Croatian Athlete of the Year award, to add to his Finn European Championship title.... [more]
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49er Worlds - Morrison and Rhodes lead after tough day
Craig Heydon and Sail-World.com,
Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes from Great Britain lead after day two of the 2010 49er World Championship.... [more]
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Cadet World Championship to Consentino and Billoch
Peter Campbell,
A black flag disqualification in the second last race today cost Australians Alec and Samantha Bailey the chance of winning the International Cadet World Championship on the River Plate at Buenos Aires, Argentina.... [more]
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49er World Championship day one - Outteridge and Jensen lead
Sail-World.com and Jerelyn Biehl,
Australians Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen lead the fleet after three races at the 49er World Championship in the Bahamas.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing starts racing while America's Cupper unloads +Video
Jane Eagleson,
In the early hours of Monday, BOR90 race boat arrived in Spain as the team completes its move from San Diego back to Valencia for the 33rd America's Cup Match next month. Monday morning, CEO Russell Coutts addressed the team at its Base in the Darsena, thanking everyone for their commitment to date and urging the team on through the final stretch.... [more]
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Another meeting to try to resolve America's Cup impasse
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
Following a meeting held late last year in Sydney between representatives of the Challenger and Defender, a second meeting will be held in 12 January 2010, in Singapore to try and resolve several issues relating to the 33rd America' s Cup. At this stage it is not known who will attend the second meeting, and whether they will have the power to make binding decisions on SNG... [more]
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Alinghi arrives in Valencia for the 33rd America's Cup
Daphne Margan-Barnicoat,
The 33rd America's Cup defending team, Alinghi, arrived in Valencia, Spain today and will transfer to its existing base in the Dársena (the inner harbour of Valencia) over the next couple of days to begin its final preparations towards the Deed of Gift Match that starts on 8 February.... [more]
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America's Cup: Both Challenger and Defender arrive in Valencia
Peter Rusch and Sail-World,
The Oceanlady is dockside in Valencia's commercial port. She came in around 04:00 local time this morning, escorted by a couple of tugboats and was tied up to the dock within minutes - a very smooth operation. The crane that will be used for unloading arrived at 07:00 to be set-up, and depending upon the weather, unloading will begin later this morning.... [more]
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Contender Worlds - Waterloo Bay, the Washing Machine
Rob Kothe,
There have been big tides all week. The tide runs out to the south easterly of the Waterloo Bay course between King and Green Island and with a south easterly breeze of 17-26 knots, classic wind against tide conditions. With sharp little seas, 1-1.5 metres, there was some ‘washing machine' about it and the locals call it ‘Waterloo slop'.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Constructed in Country - it's complicated!
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
Yet another legal storm is brewing on the America's Cup horizon - with just five weeks left until the start of the regatta. This time the point of difference is over the interpretation of another phrase in the America's Cup lexicon.... [more]
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Swiss seek more talks on America's Cup issues
Richard Gladwell,
The America's Cup Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, sent a letter to Golden Gate Yacht Club representatives on 31 December 2009, inviting the American Challenger to a meeting with David Tillett, the Chairman of the 33rd America's Cup International Jury, to discuss various topics raised by both teams.... [more]
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