GBR Gold and Bronze, championships galore

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 12 Jul 2010
 


Gold, bronze and Championships galore

Welcome to another big week of summer sailing.

The Laser Radial World Championships are underway in Largs, Scotland, the 470 Worlds are about to begin with Nic Asher and Elliot Willis aiming for their third title while Sarah Ayton and Saskia Clark are sailing their first 470 Worlds together. Congratulations to Chris Draper and Peter Greenhalgh who nabbed the gold at the 49er Europeans, while Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes finished with a bronze.

Ben Ainslie took the honours at Match Cup Sweden, the Clipper fleet started Race 13 from Cork, Ireland, Simon Payne leads the Moth Nationals, the Westward Cup Regatta was held in Cowes and the IFDS Worlds are underway in Holland with Paralympians Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell defending their Skud 18 title.

Internationally the scene is just as busy with the Youth Worlds underway, the Opti Europeans finishing, the F18 Worlds concluding, the B14 Europeans finishing and the Worlds about to start .... well you will have to read all about these stories and much more in the latest edition of our Sail-World UK newsletter.

Enjoy.


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GBR crews take gold and bronze at 49er Europeans
Paul Weyth,
Draper and Greenhalgh seal European title; bronze for Morrison and Rhodes. Britain's 49er sailors proved a dominant force at the European Championship which concluded in Poland on Saturday (10 July), with Chris Draper and Peter Greenhalgh clinching the title and bronze going to teammates Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes.... [more]
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UK Moth Nationals - Trading places on day three
James Phare,
After a brief postponement however the fleet launched and racing was soon underway on the penultimate day of the UK Moth Nationals. In the final race of the day the wind again put the skills of the race team to the test by shifting more to the south and significantly building to 15+ knots.... [more]
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470 Worlds 2010 - Britain's Asher and Willis aim for third title
Lindsey Bell,
Only three men's crews have ever managed a hat-trick of World Championship titles in sailing's 470 class, and Britain's Nic Asher and Elliot Willis will aim to extend that list when they take to the waters of The Hague this week for the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships (12-18 July).... [more]
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IFDS Worlds 2010 day one
Sandra Dijksman,
IFDS Worlds 2010 - For today there was only one race scheduled. At the start there was a gentle breeze, 5-8 knts from the SW, decreasing during the race. The 2.4mR class had some problems with the starting, caused by major windshifts and a general recall. When they are finally off, the wind started to decrease.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - Day One in Istanbul
Sophie Luther,
At the end of the day there are eight different nations leading each of the eight classes and the battle for the Volvo Trophy for the best performing nation is very close between Poland, Spain, Denmark and Great Britain.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Match Cup Sweden finale
WMRT,
During a penalty flag festooned semi final today on the last day of Stena Match Cup Sweden Jesper Radich (DEN) Radich Racing Team smoked Magnus Holmberg (SWE) Sigma Racing Team 3-0. Living legend Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin defeated Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team going through to the final on 3-1.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Navigating the English Channel
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Day three of Race 13 and the competition is as close as ever as the Clipper teams navigate their way through the busy shipping lanes of the English Channel. The Clipper 68s are separated by a mere eight nautical miles and the heavier Challenge 67 of Cork has also been performing well.... [more]
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Rogers and Green end 470 campaign
Lindsey Bell,
Sailing's double Olympic silver medallist Nick Rogers has decided to let go of his quest for Olympic gold at London 2012 following a frustrating regatta season. Rogers and Green, who won the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships together in 1995, have called time on their 2012 qualifying campaign and will not join their Skandia Team GBR teammates at the 470 World Championships.... [more]
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F18 Worlds 2010 Erguy France -provisional results 24 hours after event
Sail-World.com,
F18 Worlds 2010 organisers have finally been able to present a set of provisional results. The official explanation is that their software could not order the tiebreaks correctly so nothing was posted. Seems that they could not get two race officials to sit together to add an extra manual sort column and produce a set of results. Might have even had to sit up quite late. Say another 30 minutes? Hm... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championships day two - Full on Easterly
Laser Radial Worlds,
Laser Radial World Championships competitors were delivered a testing measure of its notoriously difficult offshore, easterly breeze. In the Men's fleet Poland's Marcin Rudawski, the reigning world champion, was on impressive form.... [more]
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B14 European Championships 2010 Carnac - Australians on top
Célia Mas-Delfault,
The final day of the B14 European championships took place in Carnac on Saturday 10th July in 8 to 10 knots of wind and another day of brilliant sunshine. The first race got away when the wind finally settled to the west after two hour on the water postponement.... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - Women's winner decided
WMRT,
World Match Racing Tour event this week ran in conjunction with the ‘Women's Stena Match Cup Sweden'. Ten female crews have been racing in boats that will be used in the 2012 Games. The entry of women's match racing to the Olympic competition has already increased the profile of this sport and the ISAF World Match Racing Tour has welcomed paralleling the men's racing with the women for Stage 5.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Ireland to Ijmuiden – Asian rivalry steps up a gear
Clipper Ventures Ltd,
Clipper 09-10 – Ireland to Ijmuiden – Day two update: With just 550-miles in which to prove themselves in the short sprint race to Ijmuiden in The Netherlands, Race 13 promises to be an exciting edge of the seat battle between the ten Clipper teams.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Worlds: Images from the Practice Day
OnEdition,
The 40th anniversary edition of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship was officially declared open at a lively and colourful but unseasonably wet and windy Istanbul last night. The world's top youth sailors celebrated the start of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship with an Opening Ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey. The sailors, coaches, family members and event staff all packe... [more]
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Moth Nationals Day 2 - Payne leads
International Moth Class Association,
A glorious day in Torquay today – blue skies and a nice 12-15 knot breeze built late morning. Race 3 got away with a few a little too eager, including Si Payne who had to go back... [more]
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Match Racing - ‘Sometimes you are the hammer and sometimes the nail'
YANMAR Racing Media,
Australian YANMAR Racing's Peter Gilmour came to the Stena Match Cup Sweden, an event the Australian America's Cup skipper had won seven times, off the back of a win at the Portugal Match Cup.... [more]
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RS:X European Championships 2010- Zubari and Alabau win
Rory Ramsden,
The Medal Races wrapped up the action at the RS:X European Championships in Sopot, Poland today with Shahar Zubari (ISR) and Marina Alabau (ESP) both retaining their titles. First out onto the windward Leeward course was the mens fleet. After an excellent series, the defending champion Shahar Zubari (ISR) just had to sail conservatively and not finish at the back of the fleet to take the title.... [more]
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F18 Worlds Styles and Van West take bronze
Diana Bogaards,
Team Boskalis Styles/Van West took bronze at the F18 Worlds 2010 in Erquy/France. Hugh Styles (GBR) and Ferdinand van West (NED) climbed to the first place today, but lost it in the third and final race.... [more]
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Lionheart - J Class yacht now on the water
Titch Blachford,
Lionheart is based on a Ranger design (77F Model) which was tank tested in 1936 but never built. Design work from the original hull lines was completed by Andre Hoek Naval Architects, with construction of the aluminium hull by the now famous Bloemsma Shipyard. She was then moved by barge to Claasen Jachtbouw BV... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Flying start gets underway from Cork, Ireland
Heather Ewing,
The second last race of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race is underway. At 1700 local time (1600 GMT) the cannon fired from the Royal Cork Yacht Club's start line at Weaver's Point near Crosshaven at the mouth of Cork Harbour to set the teams on their way in the 550-mile race to Ijmuiden, Holland.... [more]
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F18 Worlds 2010: Olivier Backes, Arnaud Jarlegan (FRA) World Champions
Sail-World.com,
F18 Worlds 2010 - Olivier Backes and Arnaud Jarlegan (FRA) new World Champions The official results are STILL not posted. But there are some images... [more]
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Laser Radial Worlds - Bouwmeester and Tunnicliffe share the honours
Laser Worlds Press,
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA), Olympic gold medallist, proved she has lost nothing from her speed and guile for her break this season from the Laser Radial class as she returned to a first and second place from the first two races of the Laser Radial World Championships which opened today on the Clyde estuary off Largs in Scotland.... [more]
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B14 Europeans Day 2 Report
Célia Mas-Delfault,
B14 Europeans Day 2 Report - Race One saw the lightest conditions for the day, with 8 to 10 knots. There was an individual recall, but most boats got a clean start. Guy Bancroft and David Grace in Sly Bone (AUS 778) led to the first mark, followed by Tim Harrison and Johnny Radcliffe (GBR 758), and the North Sails boat (GBR 785) of Dave Hayes and Richie Bell.... [more]
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Westward Cup Regatta 2010 - Day 4
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Westward Cup Regatta - There was all to play for today when the breeze finally kicked in and saw the four competing yachts in the Cup jostling for line position, eventually getting the gun at 1130hrs. Meanwhile, the crowd of spectators in Cowes were treated to some wonderful close ups of these beauties as they were milling around awaiting their orders, right in front of the Royal Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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ORC European Sportboat Championship - Levante leads
ORC Press,
ORC European Sportboat Championship, Day three update: In a series strong on enthusiasm but light in wind, the Lithuanian entry Levante has taken an early lead in the ORC European Sportboat Championship with two days left for racing.... [more]
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Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race - South West sailors home safe
Andy Sinclair,
Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race competitors are now safely home, the intrepid sailors from Devon and Cornwall all took part in the event, which was sponsored by Shetland Island Council. 'This race was a truly epic adventure,' said Race Director Peter Taylor of the Royal Western Yacht Club. 'And it was great to see so many local competitors cross the finish line.'... [more]
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F18-Worlds 2010 Tight at the Top
Sail-World.com,
F18-Worlds 2010- Two finals races today for the Gold fleet at the 2010 F18 Worlds in Erguy,France. Having lost the lead today Bundock is still looking to win his 13th multihull world championship and will be looking for a big final day to try and peg back Olivier Backes (FRA) who is sailing very conistently with a 5,5 day and Hugh Styles (GBR) who rocketed back up into second place with a second p... [more]
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International Moth Class National Championships day 1
Sail-World.com,
International Moth Class National Championships day 1 at the Royal Torbay Yacht. Simon Payne won the first race before the wind decreased. Jason Belben won race 2.... [more]
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ORCi European Championship - Leaders extend
ORC,
ORCi European Championship. At the finish line for the short offshore race tonight, the series leaders and runners-up in Class A and Class B of the 2010 ORCi European Championship have continued their winning ways, extending their leads on their rivals in the overall points standings.... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - Two Women's semi finalists decided
Match Cup Sweden,
Match Cup Sweden - Women's Match Racing. Renee Guneveld, Holland and Ekatarina Skudina, Russia are through to the semifinals after three straight wins. Anna Kjellberg has a good shot at joining them after winning comfortably in her third match against Katie Spithill... [more]
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470 World Championships - Delta Lloyd Men's and Women's preview
James Boyd,
Men's 470 and Women's 470 World Titles - 40 nations will compete for the Men's 470 and Women's 470 World Titles. Looking to defend their World Championship title will be Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic. Currently number six in the ISAF rankings, these Croatian sailors have had a good season so far, podiuming in four of the six regattas they have competed in.... [more]
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Anna Tunnicliffe - gearing for Laser Radial World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Laser Radial Worlds 2010 report from British born US sailor Anna Tunicliffe - Scotland has lived up to everything everyone has told me. The scenery is amazingly beautiful, but it rains frequently. The water is quite cold, but the wind provides fantastic sailing. I have been here in Largs for the last week and a half, training to get ready for the 2010 Laser Radial World Championships.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden -Williams books quarter-final place
Jo Gawith,
Team GAC Pindar skipper, Ian Williams, secured a sixth race win today in Marstrand, topping his round robin group and confirming a place in the quarter-finals at the Stena Match Cup Sweden.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd IFDS Worlds - British crew set for world title defence
Lindsey Bell / RYA,
Delta Lloyd IFDS Worlds get underway in Medemblik, Holland on Friday 9th July and British Paralympians Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell are looking forward to defending their SKUD World Championship title.... [more]
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49er European Championship 2010 - Brits heat up to take top two spots
Jerelyn Biehl,
49er European Championship, Gdynia, Poland - British teams Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes and Chris Draper with Peter Greenhalgh turned up the speed for the first day of the finals. Sailing 4 races, both teams reveled in the building breeze which started light and built to a strong 16 knots moving them into the top two positions.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta introduces Challenge
Justin Chisholm,
British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta 2010 competitors will for the first time be given the opportunity to pair off against each other in head to head match race battles.... [more]
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Itchenor Gallon - A testing Gallon!
Ed Clay,
The Gallon is the most prestigious of the International 14 open meetings run from Itchenor Sailing Club and traditionally the second biggest race of the year after the PoW.... [more]
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Images of Atlantic: Charlie Barr's Atlantic record holder
Compiled by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
Pierre Alain Varreon presents more images of Atlantic schooner, the three masted replica of the 1905 Atlantic record holder with Charlie Barr. The record lasted for 75 years until 1980 when Eric Tabarly crushed it with Paul Ricard the foiled trimaran.... [more]
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America's Cup: San Francisco named as sole US venue option
Richard Gladwell,
Larry Ellison's hometown, San Francisco, has been named as the sole US Defence venue option for the 34th America's Cup by the Defender Golden Gate Yacht Club. In a just released statement, Golden Gate YC syas that the West Coast city 'has put forward a strong, wellrounded venue proposal, and is now the only city in the USA under consideration to host the 34th America's Cup match.'... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: Round the world racing returns to Uruguay
Oliver Dewar,
Punta del Este, Uruguay, was the South American stopover port for the fully-crewed Whitbread Round the World Race in the mid-1980s and in the following decade, solo sailors in the BOC Challenge pulled into the port at the end of their brutal Southern Ocean leg from Australia. The Global Ocean Race confirmed Punta del Este as the South American stopover port at the end of the 6,000+ mile Leg 3.... [more]
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J 80 East Coast Championship - Inaugural regatta
Nigel Theadom,
J/80 East Coast Championship. The inaugural regatta was sailed on the weekend of fourth and fifth of July, with competitors travelling from as far afield as Kent and Cambridge. Saturday dawned hot with some cloud that eventually cleared the way for a bright sunny day.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère's European tour - The adventure continues
l'Hydroptère,
l'Hydroptère's European tour - The first part of the European programme ended this weekend when l'Hydroptère came back to Lorient after a trip of a little more than one month. Our main objectives in 2010 were to make people discover the trimaran and to sail in the open sea. Missions accomplished during this first step!... [more]
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Westward Cup Regatta – Mariette averages nine knots around 38nm course
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Westward Cup Regatta - Taking into consideration their immense proportions, a large crowd of spectators in Cowes, were thrilled at the sight of an incredibly close-run finish between the Big Class yachts racing at the inaugural Westward Cup Regatta taking pride of place on Solent waters this week.... [more]
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ORCi European Championship - Double bullets take early lead
ORC Press,
2010 ORCi European Championship - Two teams experienced in light air and optimized for performance under ORCi handicapping have jumped out to an early lead in Day One.... [more]
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US Sailing 2012 U.S. Olympic Team New selection methods
Marni Lane,
US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has finalized the selection procedures for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team – Sailing in the 10 events selected for the 2012 Olympic Regatta, set for July 27- August 12, 2012. Athletes will have the opportunity to qualify based on their combined performance at two international events.... [more]
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Dobson to lead the home charge at Laser Radial Worlds
Lindsey Bell,
Charlotte Dobson started squad training on the Clyde off Largs as a 12-year-old; little did the Scotland girl ever expect that she would race a crucial world championships event on the same stretch of water.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Tormenting moments at Marstrand
WMRT,
World Match Racing Tour contenders have now settled into daily winds of 12 – 15 knots running the length of the fjord and unbroken sunlight. Stena Match Cup Sweden's race course looks as though God himself modeled it on a match racing amphitheatre and has provided the best conditions yet experienced on this year's Tour calendar.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship countdown begins
Emily Caroe,
Extreme 40 World Championship - The stunning bay of Portorož on the Adriatic Coast will be centre stage for the Extreme 40 teams lining up for the inaugural race. Hosted by The Ocean Racing Club, the teams will be put through their paces over six days of Olympic style fleet races, starting at the world-renowned Kempinski Palace Hotel.... [more]
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Musto Skiffs at Inaugural Euro Cup 2010
Fritz Selb,
Musto Skiffs Euro Cup 2010 update: Brunnen was at its best - brilliant weather, time of onset of thermal-wind and a super panorama provided a good sailor mood. With the onset of wind we have expired. He has also been properly enforced then with 3-4 Bft, when we arrived at the starting vessel.... [more]
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Marlow Ropes Award boost for Chloe Martin
Ellie Williamson / RYA,
Marlow Ropes Award has been awarded to Chloe Martin, which has come to serve as a boost as she prepares for the Laser Radial World Championships which kicks off tomorrow (Friday 9 July) in Largs.... [more]
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49er European Championship - Austria takes the lead
Jerelyn Biehl/Sail-World,
On day 2, rain and shifty winds were standard on both 49er courses. PRO Atanosios Papantonio described wind oscillations of 40 degrees during the day with the velocity ranging from 12-20 knots. Nico delle Karth and Nikolaus Leopold Resch of Austria take the lead after 4-3-2-1... [more]
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Cadet Class Flanders Regatta - Day one and two
Ian Latham and Peter Mills,
Flanders Regatta 2010 - Day one and two reports. The first full day of sailing began with sunny skies, slight winds, moderate waves and a tide running against the wind. By the third race, the wind and tide had strengthened very significantly and the waves memorable - exactly the conditions that attract GBR Cadets to Flanders Regatta.... [more]
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F18 Worlds 2010 - from Featherduster to Rooster
Sail-World.com,
F18 Worlds -Erguy France - After the first day of racing an examination of the leaderboard showed a notable absence, running down the first page and then second and third at last there was the three times F18 World Champion, Australia's Darren Bundock with his British Crew Will Howden in an unfamilar 111th place in the 159 boat fleet, definitely feather duster territory for the 12 times multihull... [more]
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PWA Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria Grand Prix- Day one winner the breeze
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria Grand Prix – Day One. Wave sailing's elite arrived in Pozo to battle it out in the relentless wind and waves with the local hotshots, but were left becalmed on the boulders, creating an unusually relaxed vibe for the opening day of world-class competition.... [more]
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Westward Cup Regatta – Day one is a points winner for Tuiga
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Westward Cup Regatta - After a short ‘settling in' period over the past few days, the four yachts and their huge crews competing in the inaugural Cup familiarised themselves with racing in Solent waters, and today's first day of racing went off without a hitch as Tuiga 27.36m (92ft) came roaring home in first position.... [more]
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Match Cup Sweden - Williams wins Battle of the Brits
Jo Gawith,
Stena Match Cup Sweden, Day one: Ian Williams (Team GAC Pindar) got off to a strong start at the Stena Match Cup Sweden today, winning all four of his races, including victory over fellow British skipper and three-time gold medallist, Ben Ainslie (Team Origin).... [more]
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Cowes Week 1851 Cup - Brits to take on America's Cup Champions
Michelle Warner,
Cowes Week, 1851 Cup contestants Ben Ainslie (Team Origin) and James Spithill (BMW Oracle Racing) will lead their teams in contesting the Cup for 2010. They are two of the hottest match racing skippers in the world. Britain's Team Origin will be the be first potential challenger for the next America's Cup to race head-to-head with BMW Oracle Racing, winners of the 33rd America's Cup.... [more]
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