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 27 Jul 2010
 


All the latest Sailing news from Europe and abroad

Welcome to this edition of Sail-World.com's Europe newsletter.

The sailing season is in full swing!

World Championships have just concluded and others are yet to start and the Audi MedCup Circuit has been in Barcelona.

The Class 40 World Championships are over for another year, the PWA 'masters' are in Sotavento for the Fuerteventura Grand Slam, the Audi Melges Gold Cup has reached its climax, and we have galeries of images by Carlo Borlenghi from Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week.

But of course there was so much more happening last week, so please read our latest newsletter.


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18ft Skiff German Grand Prix - Heavy weather takes its toll on fleet
Frank Quealey,
A steady 16-knot breeze, increasing to 18 knots, with gusts between 19-22 knots, made it essential for each team to use the small rig. Norbert Peter, skipper of German skiff Magic Marine, said: 'Going upwind was like riding a wild mustang and downwind a mixture of huge jumps and nosedives. Nearly everybody succeeded today in nosedives'.... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup - Reggini conquers all
Joy Dunigan,
Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup - Despite an early 9:30 start, only one race would be possible on the final day of the inaugural Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup. With the overall victory in the balance, and tight grouping among numerous boats further down the standings, it would be an exciting one.... [more]
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Chicago - Mackinac 2010: a little bit of news
Sail-World.com,
102nd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac,presented by Veuve Clicquot. Line honours leaders Karl Kwok's Beau Geste the Farr 80 from Hong Kong beat Dick and Doug DeVos' Z86 Windquest by 36 minutes, the two boats finishing last night at 21:43 and 22:19 respectively.... [more]
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Class40 World Championship winner decided
Grand Pavois Organisation,
The Class40 World Championship winner has been decided. Five races including two coastal courses took place on the waters of Gijon during this championship. Mistral Loisirs-Pôle Santé Elior won today's race.... [more]
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Governor's Cup win to defending Champions from New Zealand
Nancy Mellon,
For the final day of one of the best Governor's Cups ever, it was another cool, overcast day with light, erratic breeze. In the semi-finals, the first team with two wins moved on to the Finals. The final races between last year's defending champion team from Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron of William Tiller, Harry Thurston and Shaun Mason, and the almost unbeaten team of Chris Segerblom, Connor... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Albeau dominates day two
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Albeau annihilates the world's fastest fleet in Fuerteventura with an awesome display of skill, determination, and absolute domination, to claim a perfect score.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships - 3 Sad Old Blokes not so sad
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships. 32 boats in the Gold Fleet did not react to the Tango flag and continued to sail the course leaving them outside the 15 minute time limit for the Championship and as a result added a 'Did Not Finish' (DNF) results to their score sheet.... [more]
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International Laser sailors competing in Oz -PSA Summer Transport Deal
Trevor Griffiths,
With a well established Laser racing circuit and in the lead up to the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Perth with upcoming test events, the Australian Laser builder Performance SailCraft Australasia freight offer will make the the appeal of trip down under even greater.... [more]
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European Laser Standard Championship - Final day shakeup
Sail-World.com,
Laser Standard European Championship final day. Two more races were completed on the last day of racing and big changes happened on the leader board as a result.... [more]
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Audi MedCup - Team Artemis digs in for impressive win
Paul Cayard and Sander van der Borch,
Team Artemis skipper Paul Cayard reflects on the final day of racing at the Audi MedCup. Sander van der Borch provides the great images: 'The breeze was late to fill so we knew it would be just one race. We knew it was a 'who beats who' with Emirates Team New Zealand, as they were just one point behind us. It was for all the marbles.'... [more]
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Travemuende Week - Trave sailing arena packed with spectators
Andreas Kling,
121th Travemuende Week - Several thousand people followed the first races on the new Trave sailing arena on the first weekend of the 121st Travemuende Week. After the official race program on the Bay of Luebeck was finished, the fast Tornado catamarans gave an exciting performance in front of a large audience. 'Sailing at its very best', was the unanimous verdict of spectators and officials.... [more]
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Laser Radial World, Day 6 - Champions crowned
Sue Pelling,
Laser Radial World Youth Championship - After a highly charged day's racing on the Clyde in some of the trickiest conditions of the week, Giovanni Coccoluto (ITL) and Erika Reineke (USA) have been crowned the new Laser Radial World Youth Champions.... [more]
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America's Cup television trials conclude with bang
Tim Jeffery,
A strong sea breeze on the final day of the America's Cup television trials concluded what has widely been regarded as a highly successful evaluation. Over the past four days two high-performance monohulls and multihulls have been loaded with a plethora of cameras and microphones and put through match racing maneuvers to help find new camera angles and test surround sound format.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Emirates Team NZ retains overall lead after Barcelona
Warren Douglas,
Artemis has won the Camper MedCup regatta at Barcelona, with a two-point margin over Emirates Team New Zealand. Only one race of the two scheduled was sailed on the final day. Light conditions delayed the start until 2.47pm and there was no time for the second.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: superb sailing performance determines Barcelona winner
Audi MedCup Media,
Artemis led the TP52 section of the regatta, by a single point, going into the one and only race of the final day. Soon after the start of the race, the odds looked suddenly to be stacked against an Artemis regatta win when they picked the wrong side of the first beat and rounded the top mark in eighth place, with their main rivals Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) in second.... [more]
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Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week - Final day images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week - Final day images by Carlo Borlenghi... [more]
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Letter from the Defenderland: How the America's Cup could be run
Dick Enersen,
Dick Enersen shares his perspective of the latest happening in the America's Cup world: 'I have written that it will be very difficult to conduct an old school America's Cup on San Francisco Bay and, frankly, nothing has changed on the Bay to alter that thought, since the tides still rip, container ships, tankers and ferries still come and go, and it's not as big, or as deep, as it looks.... [more]
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2010 PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Moussilmani explodes
Paul Griffiths,
2010 PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam, Day One - Cyril Moussilmani sailed flawlessly in the tough conditions and claims an early event lead, whilst the long-standing legends fall by his wayside after three action packed rounds of Sotavento style slalom.... [more]
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Internet Images Rules for Events, Sponsors and Event Photographers
Brendan Maxwell - TetraMedia,
Sailing is one of those sports which is much more followed on the Internet, than in magazines, newspapers or on television. It is therefore vital that marine events and marine industry professionals pay careful attention to the needs of Internet consumers.... [more]
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GP42 class adopt improvements for 2011
ORC Press,
The International GP42 Association announces today several innovations to the class rules that for the 2011 season and beyond will reduce operating costs while not compromising on the high-performance nature of the world's fastest offshore-capable 42-footer. These include some structural changes to the boat as well as new limits on crew, sails, and outside assistance.... [more]
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Audi MedCup - Barcelona - Cayard reports a tricky day for Artemis
Paul Cayard and Sander van der Borch,
Cayard reports: Another solid day for Artemis with scores of 1, 5, 1 on a very tricky day here in the Med. A light seabreeze filled in at noon and the first two races were sailed in 11-13 knots from the southeast. The first race went really well as we led from start to finish. We pulled a bit of a rabbit out of the hat on the last run... [more]
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Tour de France à la Voile Nouvelle-Caledonie wins
Fabienne Morin,
Tour de France à la Voile 2010 - The two last races of the Tour de France à la Voile which ended today in La Seyne sur Mer did bring some changes to the overall ranking, but not to the top three. After yesterday's cancellation nothing but a miracle could have prevent Bertrand Pace, skipper of Nouvelle Caledonie from winning a seventh title.... [more]
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Platu 25 World Championship Modus Vivendi 3Alfa wins in 2010
Platu Worlds 2010,
Kostas Karageorgiou's Modus Vivendi-3Alfa gets the title with one race to go and with no less than a 17 points lead on the second placed and 21 on the third.... [more]
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Class 40' World Championship 2010 - The Spanish rule in Gijon
Pierrick Garenne,
Concise 2, (GBR), wins two races but Tales, (ESP), twice second then first on the third race, takes the lead. In the general ranking the Spanish team is leader tonight, follwed by Mistral Loisir-Pôle Santé Elior at the second place, and Concise 2 and Destination Dunkerque placed equal. Needless to say that tomorrow will be a very interesting day.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Artemis bounces back on Day 4 at Barcelona
Audi MedCup Media,
After an uncharacteristically disappointing regatta in Marseille last month, finishing eighth, Paul Cayard and the crew of Torbjorn Tornqvist's Swedish flagged Artemis have bounced right back ahead on the penultimate day of the Camper Regatta – Conde de Godó Trophy... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth Worlds Day 5 - American and Italian go for gold
Sue Pelling,
Laser Radial World Youth Championship 2010 Day 5 (Largs, Scotland, Saturday 24 July) With 12-13kts of breeze kicking in from the south this morning, the conditions on the Clyde for the penultimate day of the Laser Radial World Youth Championship, could not have been better.... [more]
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European Laser Standard Youth Championship: Eifion Mon still in charge
Gdynia Sailing Days,
With the rain, in the wind up to 18 knots and unpleasant waves we had first day of finals of European Laser Standard Youth Championship & Trophy 2010... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam – Registration Day
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
The scene is set for five days of world class racing, as sixty-three men, including many past and present world champions, sign up to battle round the buoys off the white sands of Sotavento... [more]
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Audi MedCup - Barcelona - Cayard reports for Artemis
Paul Cayard and Sander van der Borch,
Quantum who led going into the day had a 1, 11, 1 today. Emirates Team New Zealand had scores of 3, 1, 2 and are now leading. Artemis is second, 5 point backs and Quantum is third, 1 point behind us.... [more]
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Mundial 40' Gijon, Class40 World Championship Coastal race
Veronique Largeau,
An 18-mile downwind leg took the fleet to Lastres and Thierry Bouchard on Mistral Loisirs-Pôle Santé Elior took the lead, Marie Toit-Caen La Mer was second and Destination Dunkerque third.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championships, Denmark, 24 July to 5 August Preview
Dansk Sejlunion,
SAP 505 World Championships - Predicting a winner from a fleet as tough as the 505 fleet is never easy, especially when the entry has climbed to more than 120 teams from 11 different nations... [more]
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Platu 25 World championship - Changing places
Platu 25 Worlds,
The Platu 25 World championship, organized by Real Club de Regatas de Alicante is approaching its final stage and it's doing it in grand style with emotion, spectacular racing and an ever changing ranking.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships 2010 - GBR sailors dominate Gold Fleet
Katie Ashworth,
For races 10, 11 and 12 of the Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships the Gold Fleet moved to the winder Bravo Course underneath the Riva cliffs. Both South African entries to the event lie in the top 10 leading into the final day of racing.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Youth Championship - wind at last
Sue Pelling,
Laser Radial World Youth Championship 17-25 July 2010, Largs, Scotland -Day 4: Sparkling day on Clyde as qualifying series comes to a close... [more]
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World & European Championships Sailing - Podium determined by wind
Diana Bogaards,
On the final day, Friday July 23, a lack of wind determined the podium positions of the World & European Championships Sailing 2010 in Lelystad/Netherlands. The breeze did not want to fill in.... [more]
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F16 Euro Challenge win to young Australian team
www.2Bsailing.eu,
Lisa Darmanin and her skipper cousin Jason Waterhouse have raced to success on Lake Como in Italy, holding off a top-class fleet, including two Olympic sailors and some of the rising stars of multi-hull racing to claim the Euro F16 crown.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper announce build, crew and workup for VOR70
Warren Douglas,
CAMPER, in association with Emirates Team New Zealand have made some key announcements in their project for the Volvo Ocean Race Construction of the VO70 yacht will start in the first week of August. Crew selection is also well advanced and CAMPER said today that experienced Spanish round-the-world yachtsman Roberto Bermudez de Castro has signed on.... [more]
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European Laser Standard Youth Championship - No sailing today
European Laser Standard Youths,
124 sailors from 26 countries were on water earlier and twice today for the European Laser Standard Youth Championship & Trophy 2010. Conditions were too bad to sail even one race.... [more]
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Les Sables - Les Açores - Les Sables, D-10 preview
Classe Mini,
Les Sables - Les Açores - Les Sables, D-10 event preview. Saturday, July 24: from this date, all competitors must be moored at the dock in Les Sables d'Olonne.... [more]
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Class40 World Championship - Destination Dunkerque sets the tone
Veronique Largeau,
Thomas Ruyant on Destination Dunkerque wins the practice race, Gonzalo Botin on Tales finishes second and Thierry Bouchard on Mistral Loisirs-Pôle Santé Elior is third.... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship - Consistency pays
Ellie Williamson,
The wind arrived on the Clyde a little later than predicted today causing yet another long postponement at the Laser Radial Youth World Championship.... [more]
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Platu 25 2010 Worlds - Modus Vivendi-3Alfa holds strong
Platu 25 Worlds,
The day opens with the disqualifying of Bribón-Movistar after the Jury decision following a protest with the Swiss team Aranis.... [more]
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Governor' s Cup 2010 - Round Robin completed
Nancy Mellon,
Day two of racing included completion of the first round robin. The wind was light, the temperature mild with overcast most of the day, but the racers were able to complete thirty-six matches in time to return to participate in the BeerCan racing in big boats in the evening.... [more]
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A Finn for Africa
Robert Deaves,
For the first time in nearly 25 years, competitive Finns are now available in South Africa, a country with a long and proud history in Finn sailing.... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth World Championships - The wind has arrived
Sue Pelling,
Laser Radial Youth World Championships. The wind arrived on the Clyde a little later than predicted today causing yet another long postponement, but thankfully a light south-westerly made its way up towards the race course area. After today's racing, a pattern is clearly starting to establish itself but there is one day of qualifying races remaining so it is still ‘early days'.... [more]
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World & European Championships Sailing 2010
Diana Bogaards,
It is a close battle for podium positions at the World & European Championships Sailing 2010 in Lelystad/Netherlands. The final series in the gold and silver fleet of the 2010 Splash Europeans commenced.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam – Event Preview
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
This year's Fuerteventura Grand Slam will run from the 23rd of July through to the second of August. Currently slalom's archrivals, Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard, Severne) and Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde) are neck-and-neck with an event win and a second place a piece.... [more]
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OK Dinghy European Championship preview
Robert Deaves,
With the highest entry for more than 20 years, the OK Dinghy European Championship in Medemblik, Netherlands next week is set to be the highlight of the year for many sailors.... [more]
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ISAF Match Race Rankings - 21 July 2010
ISAF Media Unit,
The leaders of the current ISAF World Match Race Rankings remain unchanged but the chasing pack are applying pressure and closing the gap. Current Open World Match Race Champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) has had his lead narrowed as has Lucy Macgregor (GBR) in the Women's Rankings.... [more]
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Round Britain and Ireland 2010 - Crew selected for BKA bid
Ellie Williamson,
Eleven of the British Keelboat Academy's young keelboat sailors are celebrating after earning their call-up for this year's Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race as the crew of the BKA-run TP52 John Merricks II.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Quantum Racing shows the way
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Quantum Racing lead the TP52 Series after the first day of racing, while Madrid - Caser Seguros' s perfect hat trick of wins sees them top the GP42 leaderboard.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship 2010 - 84 entries, 17 nations
Fiona Brown,
Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship 2010- With anticipation building ahead of the 2010 Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship, taking place in Estonia from the fourth - 12th August, eighty-four crews from seventeen nations are very soon set to converge on the 1980 Moscow Olympic Regatta venue in Tallinn.... [more]
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Audi Medi Cup 2010 - A more promising Day 2
Sabrina Molhart-Rogerson,
Audi Medi Cup 2010 - There has been good breeze since early morning and most crews are predicting a three race day. The action starts at 1300hrs. Audi MedCup TV goes on air at 1250hrs.... [more]
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European Laser Standard Youth Championship - Mon Eifion retains lead
Gdynia Sailing Days,
The third day of European Laser Standard Youth Championship & Trophy 2010, which takes place as a part of the Gdynia Sailing Days, is finished.... [more]
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Melges 20 Gold Cup - Record fleet on Lake Garda
Joy Dunigan,
37 boats from a record six nations will square off for the first day of the inaugural Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup in Malcesine, Italy. One first-time Melges 20 racer is British-born Singapore resident Andy Bird, who traveled with his crew nearly 7,000 miles to join the action in Malcesine on his chartered Audi Melges 20.... [more]
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Platu 25 Worlds: Three races, three different Spanish winners
Platú 25 Worlds,
Greek team Modus Vivendi-3Alfa maintains leadership, despite retiring from the first race, while Mexillón de Galicia-Movistar and La Revoltosa occupy the second and third place respectively in the general provisional scoreboard... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta - Ingrid Abery images
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery has sent this gallery of images from the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta, on the Solent.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta - A long day on water
Justin Chisholm,
Competition to be the first home was particularly keen amongst the bigger boats. The 1987 12 Metre, Italia, appeared to revel in today's conditions and having made a good start close to the Island shore was quickly able to tack and cross the fleet.... [more]
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Whale dismasts yacht - investigation pending
Sail-World Cruising,
The advice to stay several hundred metres away from a whale took on new resonance after the latest incident in South African waters. The owners of a well known Cape Town Sailing Academy were dismasted this week by a whale who apparently didn't notice the yacht and breached virtually on top of them.... [more]
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SB3 Worlds - Gold and Silver fleet finals begin
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships update. With last night's protests completed, the Gold and Silver Fleets were decided for the finals. A further 3 races were scheduled for each of the fleets today. All races were all completed taking the Championship race tally to 9.... [more]
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34th America's Cup television trials begin tomorrow
Tim Jeffery,
America's Cup television evaluation kicks off tomorrow with a small army on hand to carry out a water-borne lab experiment the likes of which the 'Auld Mug' has never seen.... [more]
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F16 Euro Challenge 2010 - Race Update Day 3
Darren Bundock,
F16 Euro Challenge 2010 - Race Update Day 3. The first race of the day got underway with 8-9 knots of breeze and the majority of the fleet headed to the left hand side to get to the eastern shore.... [more]
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Class40 World Championship D-1 before the Mundial 40' de Gijon 2010
Véronique Largeau,
Jacques Fournier is a happy President of the Class40. He's happy for two reasons: he sees the Class40 is expanding and he sails with Jean-Edouard Criquioche on board the new Pogo40S2. Interview:... [more]
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