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 15 May 2010
 


UK Sailing News - Audi TP52,Melges 32s and more

In a week where the hung parliament was seemingly all everyone could talk about, our very own Ben Ainslie is currently second his Team Origin in the Audi TP52 Series, which is currently being held in Cascais, Portugal.

Joe Woods and Peter Rogers' teams are also doing the UK proud held first and second placing after three races in the Audi Melges 32 European Championships being held in Cagliari.

Good luck to all our guys!

Latest news, Raymarine taken over by US thermal imaging company FLIR.

Sail-World has already started to release its detailed series on the Olympic Commission report, with some of it's recommendations possibly being implemented at the 2012 Olympics in Weymouth.

The weekend weather - A large area of high pressure centred to the west of Portugal will slowly drift northwards, extending a ridge across the United Kingdom at times. Strong south-westerly winds, force six or more are expected to develop across Sole, Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea and Plymouth during Saturday evening and overnight into Sunday morning. Saturday is shaping up to be a nice, dry day with temperatures reaching 15 degrees in some places. Showers on Sunday.

Have a wonderful weekend.



Sail-World UK Team


US Thermal imaging company FLIR Systems buys Raymarine
MarineBusiness-World.com,
US Thermal imaging company FLIR Systems announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Administrator of Raymarine plc to acquire all of the outstanding shares of its wholly owned subsidiary, Raymarine Holdings Limited. The transaction value of approximately $180 million includes repayment of all of Raymarine's indebtedness and approximately $24 million in proceeds to... [more]
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Sail-World Boat Test: Flying the fabulous Weta
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell test drives the Weta trimaran off Takapuna Beach: Over the past 30 or so years there have been several seminal boats and designs. Bruce Kirby did it with the Laser, Hoyle Schwietzer with the Winsurfer, Hobie Alter with the Hobie 16, and Frank Bethwaite did it with the 29er. And now, Roger and Chris Kitchen and the team at Wetamarine have done it with the Weta.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Champions in the lead after a fast Day 3 in Cascais
Audi MedCup Media,
Both the TP52 Series and GP42 Series 2009 Audi MedCup champions took today the overall lead of the Portugal Trophy Cascais. Emirates Team New Zealand was second and first today, and leads by 3 points over TeamOrigin; Puerto Calero added two seconds and one first, and leads by 4 points. Tomorrow, the TP52 Series Coastal Race is due at 1300h.... [more]
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TeamOrigin win their first Audi MedCup Race
Team Origin Media,
Yet another perfect day on the water here in Cascais with thrilling conditions and these exciting boats showing their true colours in challenging conditions. TEAMORIGIN achieved their first race win in their new boat in race one and a seventh place in race two leaving them in second place overall on 29 points behind Emirates Team New Zealand on 26 points. Tomorrow sees a change of pace with one co... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy -Team Azzura prepares to race on home ground
Azzurra Press Office,
The Louis Vuitton Trophy countdown is on with just over a week to go until the start of racing in this, the third event of the Trophy, scheduled to be held in La Maddalena, Sardinia from 22nd May to 6th June.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race 2010 - A prime line-up in Caen
Kate Jennings,
Normandy Channel Race 2010 begins shortly and tomorrow's prologue will kick off the sports festivities for this first edition. Then on Sunday at 1400 hours, 10 duos will take the start of the race itself, which is both 100% Norman and international.... [more]
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Team15 Champions Cup 2010 – Battle commences
RYA/Susie Nation Grainger,
The Team15 Champions Cup begins this weekend when Team15ers from Scotland and Wales hit the water for the first rounds of the championship in a bid to make it to the nation final held in October.... [more]
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Weymouth & Portland Academy represent Dorset at Sport Industry Awards
Cailah Leask,
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy Represent Dorset at the 2010 Sport Industry Awards. The Sport Industry Awards saw the full force of the UK sports industry in one location, last night, May 13, to honour excellence throughout this year. The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) were invited to attend through their shortlisted entry for ‘Sport Venue of the Year'.... [more]
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RS Tera Nationals – Enter on-line now
RS Tera Class Association,
UK RS Tera National Championship will be at Netley SC on 26/27 June. Netley Sailing Club is a great family venue situated in the idyllic grounds of the Royal Victoria Country Park on the shore of Southampton Water.... [more]
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Images of Cascais: Day 2 - by Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch,
Top international photographer Sander van der Borch provides this gallery from the second day of the Audi MedCup round at Cascais, Portugual.... [more]
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Audi Melges 32 European Championship - The Union Jack flies high
International Melges 32 Class Association,
The Audi Melges 32 European Championship got underway today in Cagliari and out front, waving the British flag, Joe Woods on Red with tactician Paul Goodison and Peter Rogers on Highlife, flanked by Ruaridh Scott are tied for first place overall.... [more]
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Round the Island Race 2010 – What's in a name?
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2010 isn't far away now and with that in mind, we decided to take a look at Boat names. Boat names, not unlike people, can be packed full of character - charming, mysterious, personal, weird and just plain perplexing! Britain's favourite yacht race certainly plays host to an extraordinarily eclectic mix of boat designs, boat names, and characters.... [more]
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TeamOrigin lead after Day 2 of Audi MedCup at Cascais
TeamOrigin Media,
After five races of the Portugal Trophy Cascais, the first regatta of the 2010 Audi MedCup Circuit, the British crew of TeamOrigin 1851 lead overall by two points ahead of defending champions Emirates Team New Zealand. In the GP42 Series, defending champion Puerto Calero starts their season with two winning guns to become the first leader of the season.... [more]
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Top British sailing photographer Langdon teams up with Getty Images
Ocean Images,
Leading British marine photographer Richard Langdon is delighted to have joined forces with Getty Images, the world's premier provider of digital media, in an agreement that will guarantee a maximum worldwide audience for his images... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit Portugal Trophy - Joint TP52 leaders
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit, Portugal Trophy Cascais. The British crew of TeamOrigin 1851 lead overall by two points ahead of defending champions Emirates Team New Zealand. In the GP42 Series, defending champion Puerto Calero starts their season with two winning guns to become the first leader of the season.... [more]
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Finn European Championship day three - Race win to Lobert
Robert Deaves,
2010 Finn Open Junior and Senior European Championships - YC Labud, Split, Croatia 8-16 May Split spat everything at the sailors on Thursday at the Finn European Championship, except enough wind to complete more than one race. Jonathan Lobert (FRA) won the only race sailed to bring the total tally of races sailed to just two after three days.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race gets green light from Class 40 sailors
Kate Jennings,
The Normandy Channel Race village opened its doors yesterday beside the Bassin Saint-Pierre in Caen, with competitors for this first edition arriving today. 10 pairs of Class 40 sailors will take the start of Saturday's prologue race before setting sail on the Normandy Channel Race itself on Sunday.... [more]
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Alex Thomson begins 2010 campaign as Hugo Boss is unveiled
Kassi Denman,
Alex Thomson's sailing campaign got underway again today when the new Hugo Boss IMOCA 60 took to the water at Endeavour Quay, Gosport giving the yachtsman a chance to see what his new boat is capable of. Thomson's latest race yacht has been undergoing a dramatic redesign over the last four months and today's launch was the first time she has been fully unveiled.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup 2010 - New venue
WMRT Media,
Portugal Match Cup 2010 has a new venue for stage four – Portimão. The tour, which is into its seventh edition arrives at Portimao in June. The event will be held at the Marina of Portimão from June 22 – 27, 2010.... [more]
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Audi MedCup TP52 Series - Report from Day One
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup TP52 Series has winds expected to top the 20 knots mark by the middle of this afternoon on the bay off Cascais where the TP52 Series enters their second day of racing. The GP42 Series starts today.... [more]
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2010 Mini Pavois – The winners
Veronique Largeau,
The 2010 Mini Pavois saw Jorg Riechers (753 - Mare.de) distinguish himself among prototypes. After having won the first leg of 245 miles ahead of Nicolas Boidevezi... [more]
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Team Draper Greenhalgh 49er Competition - Winner announced
Louay Habib,
Team Draper Greenhalgh received applications from hundreds of people from all over the world for the competition to spend a day with Chris Draper and Pete Greenhalgh for the ride of their life on a 49er and the winner is 13 year old, Adam Greaves from Portland, Dorset.... [more]
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International Melges 32 European Championship underway
International Melges 32 Class Association,
International Melges 32 European Championship commences as the actors and big names do not change this time around, but instead of racing for Audi Sailing Series points, the Melges 32 fleet races for something more — the prestigious title of European Champion.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Olympic Commission report a thunderbolt for the sport
Richard Gladwell,
The report of the International Sailing Federation's Olympic Commission, presented last weekend to the ISAF Events Committee and Council, is a thunderbolt that should not be ignored by the sport.... [more]
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2010 Finn Open Junior and Senior European Championships – Day two
Robert Deaves,
In the 2010 Finn Open Junior and Senior European Championships today, despite attempts to get racing back on track, the Finn Open Senior and Junior Europeans Championships was again saddled with uncooperative and unusual weather conditions with the wind playing games with the race officer and the sailors all day.... [more]
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Sailing ISAF World Championship - Youth sailors set sail for Istanbul
ISAF,
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship. The event has been held in 23 countries over the past 40 years, but it is the first time Istanbul has hosted the championships. With the highest number of competitors of recent years, the regatta looks set to be a competitive regatta for the best young sailors of the world.... [more]
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First blood to Britain's Cristabella in 2010 Audi MedCup after Day 1
Audi MedCup Media,
Three different TP52's won the first three races of the new 2010 Audi MedCup Circuit season today off Cascais, Portugal, but it is Britain's much improved Cristabella which leads the TP52 Series. John Bassadone's Peninsula Petroleum won the practice race for the GP42 Series.... [more]
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Paul Goodison to take part in a live web chat
Volvo Cars Sailing,
This is your chance to talk directly to the current Olympic, World and European Champion who can help with all your sailing dilemmas and questions about preparation, training and racing.... [more]
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Multihull mistake forces ISAF Olympic Sailing overhaul
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
Sometimes a major tragedy is needed to prompt a major change. The death of six sailors in the 1998 Sydney Hobart race prompted major changes in offshore racing safety regulations and the removal of the fastest and most exciting boat, the Tornado multihull for the 2012 London Olympics, may in the long term be the trigger that changes the face of sailing world-wide over the coming decades.... [more]
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Commodores' Cup shaping up to be International affair
Trish Jenkins,
Rolex Commodores' Cup. With three months to go to the 10th edition of the biennial Rolex Commodores' Cup, the international fleet has every prospect of being one of the more exotic in recent events.... [more]
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RS Sailing - Fancy a 5?
RS Sailing,
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to break out of the pecking order in your current class and try out an RS500 on the RS Racing Circuit – here is your opportunity.... [more]
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The Green Blue launch new website
Emma Slater / RYA,
The Green Blue, the environmental programme of the RYA and BMF, is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website. Thanks to funding from The Crown Estate's Marine Stewardship Fund and technical support from the BMF (British Marine Federation), The Green Blue's brand new website has a fresh new look, new content and layout updates.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy tipped for award
Cailah Leask,
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has been shortlisted for the Sport Venue of the Year Award. The Sport Industry Awards, ‘the Oscars of the sports world,' according to both the Observer and the Times, recognise and reward the best the sport business has to offer.... [more]
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ISAF Publish Olympic Commission Draft Report
ISAF,
Phil Jones, Chairman of the Olympic Commission, explains what the draft Report addresses: 'The IOC analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the sports on the Olympic Program and what value they add at the Olympic Games. We have looked at how we are performing, both against the evaluation criteria that the IOC has adopted and against other sports.... [more]
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2010 Audi MedCup Circuit TP52 series - Preparations come to an end
Audi MedCup Circuit,
2010 Audi MedCup Circuit's TP52 series - Preparations and planning come to an end today as the first races of the series are scheduled to get under way off Cascais at the Portugal Trophy... [more]
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Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta - A breezy start
Diana Bogaards,
The Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta had a breezy start on Tuesday 11 May.... [more]
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2010 Finn Open Junior and Senior Europeans day 1 - All on shore
Robert Deaves,
It was situation normal at the Finn European Championship in Split, Croatia. Once again the sailors whiled away the day sat on shore watching the weather. The 2010 Finn Europeans had attracted the largest ever entry. After measurement and registration was completed, 97 entries were recorded from 26 nations including 25 juniors, accounting for roughly a quarter of the fleet.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series-Red Bull joins forces with Olympic Medallists
Extreme Sailing Series,
The European circuit isn't the first foray into Extreme 40 racing for the Red Bull team. They joined the inaugural Extreme Sailing Series Asia over the winter of 2009/2010 visiting Hong Kong, Singapore and Muscat, Oman, racing five other established Extreme 40 teams.... [more]
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Match Race Germany - Mathieu Richard aims for top points scorer
WMRT Media,
Richard is sitting comfortably on top of the leadership ladder with 25 overall points and a five point lead over close rival Ainslie. Skipper of the French Match Racing Team and previous tactician for the French America's Cup Team, Aleph in Auckland, he has not won Match Race Germany to date. 2010 could be Mathieu's year... [more]
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Audi A1 Team all set to go in the TP52 Audi MedCup in Portugal
ALL4ONE Media,
Here we go! After a marathon of one month and a half, with a real challenge against time to prepare its entry on the Audi MedCup Circuit, Audi A1 Team powered by ALL4ONE is now ready to race on board its new TP52 boat for the Portugal Trophy (Cascais, Portugal, 11-16 May).... [more]
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Finn Open Junior and Senior European Championships - Opening ceremony
Robert Deaves,
The largest ever Finn Europeans was officially opened Monday evening at the YC Labud in Split, Croatia on the shores of the Adriatic. The opening ceremony was held on Monday evening in front of the club.... [more]
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2010 Wilson Trophy British Open Championship - Round-up
Justin Chisholm Solutions,
The annual Wilson Trophy British Open Team Racing Championship hosted by West Kirby Sailing Club is a remarkable event on many levels. Beyond the mere facts that the event, now in its sixty-first year, is still consistently attracting the cream of the international team racing community, the sheer logistical challenges of staging this event set it apart from any other.... [more]
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Intensive training and coaching pays off for Phipps
Ellie Williamson,
Having demonstrated they have the potential to make it as World class keelboat sailors at the selections back in November, ex-multihull Olympic classes campaigner, Phipps and the other 21 members of the Development Squad, have been receiving intensive training and coaching as part of the Academy programme over the last four months, run by the RYA and UKSA.... [more]
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Europeans challenge awaits GBR Finn sailors
Lindsey Bell,
After a strong start to the year on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit, Britain's Finn sailors will be looking to the podium spots when racing at the Finn European Championship kicks off in Split, Croatia, on Tuesday (11 May).... [more]
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Mini Pavois - Good start from Gijon
Veronique Largeau,
The fleet set sails at 11:20 this morning and headed towards La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime) for 465 nm. The wind was five-six knots east sector (90 °).... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy streamlines for 2012
Cailah Leask,
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has announced today,10 May, that it will be streamlining the organisation ahead of the 2012 sailing events which will attract the world's top sailors to the South West of the UK.... [more]
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2010 Eric Twiname Shield - Champions revealed
RYA/Ellie Williamson,
Having endured pretty testing high winds and driving rain yesterday, the concluding day of the championships bought with it far more favourable conditions for 325 competitors at the event, with the sun coming out of hiding and the wind speed dropping from 20 to 10-15 knots.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 8 - All yachts finished and due into Panama
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Race 8, Day 19- San Francisco to Panama. Victorious Spirit of Australia is due in Panama on Monday as Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and California win their battles with Hull & Humber and Qingdao.... [more]
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Nespresso Cup 2010 comes to a stylish conclusion
Nespresso Cup Media,
The anticipated duel between Magic Carpet Squared and J One, driven by owner Jean-Charles Decaux, became a reality as the two boats headed out to the racecourse on equal points.... [more]
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2010 Wilson Trophy - Every point counts for the final
Justin Chisholm Solutions,
At this stage in the competition, every point counted for those teams hoping to make into the final eight and with a gaggle of teams mathematically capable of progressing to the next round, many of the matches understandably developed into full pitched battles.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama–Boxing Kangaroo scores hat trick
Clipper Ventures PLC,
The ten points for first place, added to the three they bagged at the Scoring Gate, gives the overall race leaders a maximum haul of 13 points...... [more]
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ISAF Mid Year Meeting considers America's Cup, Olympics and Tracking
Richard Gladwell,
The Council of the International Sailing Federation has been meeting for the past two days in Budapest, Hungary. The key topics under consideration at this Mid-Year Meeting include future Olympic strategy, America's Cup and Tracking systems. Olympic Commission Chairman, Phil Jones (AUS) has made a presentation to the Council on the changes the new Commission believe should be made... [more]
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2010 RYA Eric Twiname Championships - Spirits are not dampened
RYA,
Hosted at Rutland Water Sailing Club near Leicester this year, the Championships are the pinnacle of the racing calendar for the RYA Zone and Home Country squads as the nine squad teams go head-to-head over two days for the prestige of picking up the coveted Eric Twiname Shield and being named top RYA Zone.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – A good old fashioned drag race
Clipper Ventures PLC,
'Time for a good old fashioned drag race!' exclaims Brendan Hall, skipper of Spirit of Australia. 'Four boats within spitting distance of the finish, in roughly the same breeze and with equally determined crews. It doesn't get more exciting than this.'... [more]
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2010 Fireball Worlds - Final Results
Noah Purves-Smith,
One race was held today off Carlisle Bay in Barbados, West Indies, under sunny skies and winds ranging from 14 to 18 knots. The fleet was very aggressive on the start line today with it being the last chance for teams to secure their final spots on the results sheet.... [more]
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Nespresso Cup - J One clinches first race
Julie Royer,
The first day of the Nespresso Cup, the very first exclusive Wally regatta, has drawn to a close after a day of challenging conditions on the waters of Portofino. As the fleet of Wally yachts nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Portofino left their moorings and headed out towards the racecourse, expectations were running high.... [more]
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2010 Wilson Trophy British Open Team Racing Championship underway
Justin Chisholm,
Racing got underway bang on time today at the sixty-first edition of the Wilson Trophy British Open Team Racing Championship. Thirty-two teams from the UK, Ireland and the USA will fight it out over three days of Swiss league and elimination rounds comprising over two hundred races and culminating in the Grand Final to be sailed in front of a packed spectator grandstand on Sunday afternoon.... [more]
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2010 Podersdorf Surf World Cup – Event Summary plus Video
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Podersdorf Surf World Cup - Following a year's break from freestyle, the town of Podersdorf played host to the PWA's finest style masters for their first event of 2010.... [more]
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World Sailing Teams Association welcomes plan for 34th America's Cup
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
“We want discussion and debate now in order to avoid disagreement later,” said Russell Coutts, the CEO of BMW Oracle Racing. “Our minds and our ears are open.”... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week – Capri prepares for Rolex Sailing Week
Regatta News,
This year's Rolex Capri Sailing Week, an event that has become a favourite as the kick-off for the Mediterranean's sailing calendar, will have several fleets competing off the Gulf of Naples, sandwiched between an island of devastating beauty and a volcano with a reputation for devastating behaviour, Mount Vesuvius.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère is back on the water for an exceptional programme
l'Hydroptère Press,
l'Hydroptère was launched in Lorient on the third of May 2010 after four months at the shipyard. Lifted by crane in front of her shed, she was then moored at the pontoon of 'La Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly'. She will stay there for one week, in order for the team to prepare and equip her for her first sailing sessions.... [more]
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