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 03 Aug 2010
 


With 760 boats still racing, Cowes Week thus far has been a success despite typical British weather.

The Extreme 40 class continue to be just that, extreme. The media highlight of the week will be quite probably be when Australia's James Spithill and Ben Ainslie – go head to toe in the 1851 Cup, a match racing contest between America's Cup winner BMW ORACLE Racing and TEAMORIGIN of the U.K.
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Looking way ahead to the weekend, around Cowes, Saturday looks to top out at Force three, a west south-westerly which will bring with it the occasional shower. Sunday is set to follow suit with wind getting to a maximum of Force two but a drier day.

Next week the 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, is building into a huge event.

We can hardly wait!!

The Sail-World UK Team



Cowes Week Daily Round Up - Day 3
Rupert Holmes/CWL,
Cowes Week day three had sales of coffee soar in the morning, while competitors waited on shore for a sea breeze to fill in.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Cowes Week Day 3 - Guichard fights back
Julie Royer,
Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week - Day Three saw less wind but no less action on the water as the nine teams competing in the UK round of the five-stop circuit battled for every point and every place on the race course. The sailors were pushing all the time with some very aggressive tactics resulting in a general recall in race 15.... [more]
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Torbay Week 2010 - Early entry date
www.torbayweek.co.uk,
Torbay Week's closing date for discounted entries is August 1. The six day event, starting on Friday August 20, is run by the Bay's four sailing and yacht clubs and includes a four day yachting championship together with social entertainment each night at the clubhouses.... [more]
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Australia's Brisbane to Keppel Race Yellow Brick Trackers are Alive!
Suellen Hurling,
For the first time in the short Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race history, satellite GPS trackers will be installed on each boat and will follow the fleet from Manly, Brisbane to Keppel Bay Marina.... [more]
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RS Feva World Championships 2010
RYA,
RS Feva World Championships 2010 - Britain took the ultimate prize at the 2010 RS Feva World Championships, Carnac, France, this weekend as RYA National Junior Squad teenagers Owen Bowerman and Charlie Darling topped the podium claiming RYA Team GBR's first ever Junior World Title at the event.... [more]
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RYA Team 15 Eastern Region Windsurfing Championship
RYA,
Inclement weather and fickle winds failed to dampen the spirits of youngsters competing in the third round of the RYA Team 15 eastern region windsurfing championship.... [more]
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Cowes Week images from Rick Tomlinson
Rick Tomlinson images,
Photographer Rick Tomlinson presents this gallery of images from Cowes Week for your enjoyment.... [more]
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Cowes Week Official Charity - Triple challenge for 15 year old
Sue Pelling,
Cowes Week Official Charity - In an effort to raise funds for Cowes Week's official charity - the RNLI - 15-year-old Robbie Southwell has today announced his plans of his triple charity challenge.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Estredo turns it on
Paul Griffiths,
Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo, three times world champion, takes the second double elimination to steal the show in Fuerteventura, and seal the deal for his fourth PWA world title with an event to spare.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing squares off against Team Origin in 1851 Cup
Tim Jeffery,
BMW Oracle Racing - Two of sailing's youngest, most talented skippers – Jimmy Spithill and Ben Ainslie – square off this week in The 1851 Cup, a one-off match racing regatta between America's Cup winner BMW Oracle Racing and TeamOrigin of the U.K.... [more]
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Dee Caffari takes on the Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week
Coralie Rassinoux,
Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week: British yachtswoman Dee Caffari, the first woman to have sailed solo non-stop round the world in both directions, will take part in the fourth edition of the Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week tomorrow.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2010 - Nominations invited
RegattaNews,
2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing is now inviting nominations. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport.... [more]
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Even Keel Challenge, Cowes Week - Come on down to the parade today!
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
The Even Keel Project is inviting everyone in Cowes today to ‘come on down' to Cowes Parade at 5.30pm to cheer on the finalists in the inaugural Artemis Even Keel Challenge Pro-Am Series at Cowes Week.... [more]
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Cowes Week images from Rick Tomlinson
Rick Tomlinson images,
Photographer Rick Tomlinson presents this gallery of images from Cowes Week day 2.... [more]
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Double Olympic medallist to skipper Abu Dhabi's VOR campaign
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing,
Two-time Olympic medallist, Ian Walker of Great Britain, has taken the helm as skipper for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race title pursuit, as the emirate's newest sporting outfit readies for the 'Everest of Sailing'. Appointed by the team's backer, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), Walker will lead an 11-strong crew in one of the world's toughest, most extreme sporting challeng... [more]
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Melges 32 U.S. National Championship – DeVos claims title
International Melges 32 Class Association,
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship, hosted by Little Traverse Yacht Club. Ideal racing conditions just weren't meant to be on the final day of scheduled races at the event, although initially it did appear early on to be promising.... [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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Abu Dhabi to enter team in Volvo 2011
Stuart Alexander, The Independent,
A $25m tie-up between Britain and the Middle East is expected to be unveiled today as the oil rich emirate of Abu Dhabi adds international yacht racing to its Formula 1 sports portfolio.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Crash at Cowes Week 2010
Julie Royer,
Extreme Sailing Series At Cowes Week 2010 - In race 11 (the fourth inshore race of today), approaching the windward mark Yann Guichard's Groupe Edmond de Rothschild hit Franck Cammas' Groupama 40 wiping out both rudders, leaving Groupama with no steerage whatsoever.... [more]
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SAP 505 Worlds - Hunger strikes again in light winds
Dansk Sejlunion,
SAP 505 World Championships - Wolfgang Hunger and Julien Kleiner have tightened their grip with a first and second place in two light air races in Aarhus, Denmark.... [more]
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Cowes Week 2010 round up - day 2
Sue Pelling/CWL,
Cowes Week 2010 - The regatta's second day saw ideal racing conditions, with the early-morning Force 3-4 breeze from the west-south-west building gradually to give 17-20 knots by mid afternoon.... [more]
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Cowes Week - New UK Sunsail fleet announcement
Sue Pelling/CWL,
Sunsail has invested heavily in its yacht racing activities with the aim of making the sport accessible to everyone.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2010 – Day Nine
Vivienne Masters,
Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo, three times world champion, claims the second single elimination in Sotavento with a jaw dropping display of full power freestyle.... [more]
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RC44 Valencia Cup - Team Aqua rules
Bernard Schopfer,
Chris Bake's Team Aqua pulled an enviable treble by winning the match racing, fleet racing and overall championship at the RC44 Valencia Cup.... [more]
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America's Cup to visit Cowes with BMW Oracle Racing
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
America's Cup, the iconic trophy returns to Cowes, England, when the recent Cup winner BMW Oracle Racing takes on TeamOrigin during the annual Cowes Week regatta. The public is invited to view the 'Auld Mug', which will be on display for four days beginning Tuesday, Aug 3.... [more]
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Optimist British National and Open Championship come to a close
Volvo Sailing,
The 49th Volvo Musto Optimist British National and Open Championship has come to a close after a week of great conditions and lots of fun for the sailors involved.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Barcelona Camper Regatta images from Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
Audi MedCup Barcelona - Camper Regatta - Conde de Godo Trophy images from photographer Chris Schmid.... [more]
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420 Class Open World & Ladies Championships - Finals Series
Tony Mapplebeck,
420 Class Open World and Ladies Championships - Two of the four Final Series days' racing are now completed.... [more]
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Teen sailor Laura Dekker - sailing with Dad to the start line
Nancy Knudsen,
Fourteen-year-old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker has announced she will sail away from the Netherlands on Wednesday, sailing with her father to Portugal, from where she will start her solo sail around the world. She has announced no date for her solo start, but it is expected to be within the next couple of weeks after she has completed some test sailing.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2010 Day Eight
Paul Griffiths,
PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2010 Day Eight - Vice world champion, Kiri Thode takes down three times world title holder, Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo twice to win the first double elimination in spectacular style.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week
Paul Wyeth,
Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week - The opening day of the UK round of the Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week opened at full throttle delivering some stunning race action to the crowds lining Cowes shoreline at Egypt Point as the nine Extreme 40s took centre stage for five short course races this afternoon.... [more]
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RC44 Valencia Cup - Team Aqua stands up
Ignacio Baixauli,
RC44 Valencia Cup Day 5 - Chris Bake's Team Aqua stood up to challenging conditions today and find themselves the new leaders of the fleet racing at the RC 44 Valencia Cup.... [more]
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America's Cup teams begin final buildup to 1851 Cup event in Cowes
Team Origin Media and Sail-World,
With just three days to go to the start of the 1851 Cup on Tuesday 3rd August, preparations are in full swing as the rest of Cowes Week starts today, Saturday 31st July. Yesterday a mixed crew from both competing teams took USA-87, newly branded as TeamOrigin ‘Racing with Jaguar', out for a shakedown sail in the middle of the Solent.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championships day two - New leaders
Dansk Sejlunion,
With the wind blowing 16-17 knots at the start, Wolfgang Hunger was watching the dark clouds flying over head as he weighed up his strategy for the gate start, the method used to start the 126 boats competing at this World Championship.... [more]
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Zhik RS Eurocup 2010 grand finals
Sail-World.com,
Zhik RS Eurocup 2010 grand finals took place today at Fraglia Vela Riva. This biennial event started on Monday with over 400 sailors, mostly British, at Riva del Garda and concluded in great style today, Friday. After the cancellation of races yesterday due to rain and lack of wind, three legs were completed today bringing to a total of nine races (ten races maximum).... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Cowes -Ecover hold second overall after day one
Lucy Harwood,
Extreme Sailing Series Cowes, Day One has shown that the competition is going to be tough on the waters of the Solent. A great performance by Ecover today over five short course races and one long distance race see them placed second overall.... [more]
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Cowes Week 2010 - day one Round Up
Rupert Holmes/CWL,
Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes this year saw the nine Extreme 40s competing on the Royal Yacht Squadron line for their first long-distance race. In light airs, with insufficient wind for these high-adrenaline machines to fly a hull, and a building flood tide, the fleet lined up heading inshore on starboard tack 20 seconds before the gun.... [more]
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Cowes Week 2010 - Day one images by Rick Tomlinson
Sail-World.com,
Cowes Week 2010 - Day one images by Rick Tomlinson. Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship 2010
IMA Race Secretariat,
International Maxi Association is pleased to announce that there are already 22 entries for the first Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship, coming from 9 Nations.... [more]
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Volvo Musto Optimist Nationals at the WPNSA - Day 4
International Optimist Class Association,
Volvo Musto Optimist Nationals provided plenty of thrills on the penultimate day, and that wasn't just restricted to the water!... [more]
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Techno 293 World Championships - Fantastic day in Martigues
Bicsport Windsurf,
Techno 293 World Championships with Youth and Masters Worlds saw a moderate wind forecast, the teams, come from 30 different countries, were ready for the off. And there was quality racing to appreciate all day long on the beautiful waters of the Etang de Berre.... [more]
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Cowes Week - Opening day a success despite rain!
Sue Pelling,
Cowes Week, day one preview: There's a definite buzz in the air as competitors make final preparations for their first day on the water on the opening day of Cowes Week.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro first leg win to French skipper
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Le Cléac'h has sailed the perfect race right from the very start and never been less than top five, moving into the lead just after passing the Brittany Point on Thursday at dawn, only temporarily conceding the first place to François Gabart and to the rookie Yoann Richomme.... [more]
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Allen RS Feva Worlds Final day
Golly Tucker,
change of conditions in Carnac for the final day. Despite the poor final day, the rack of individual race wins for Jack Hawkins and Chris Thomas was sufficient to just hold of the hard charging Italians for second.... [more]
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Viking 18ft Skiff Grand Prix Denmark - Big rigs, big sailing
Frank Quealey/Australian 18footers league,
Light winds on Day One of the Viking 18ft Skiff Grand Prix at Sonderborg, Denmark saw all teams go for their big No. 1 rigs for the day's three races.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2010 – Day Seven
Paul Griffiths,
Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo, reigning world champion, claims single elimination victory in a powerful freestyle frenzy. With plenty of wind from first light, the single elimination started on schedule in Sotavento, with those that qualified the previous day taking on some of the world's most proficient tour regulars who'd automatically been seeded through to the second round.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race new home confirmed - Viva Mallorca!
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 organisers have great pleasure in announcing they have contracted with the Spanish island of Mallorca to host the start and finish of the circumnavigation. Situated in the Mediterranean, Mallorca will provide a stunning backdrop for the start and finish of this double-handed, round the world race: an event that is on target to attract 20 entries from over 11 nations.... [more]
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Oli Hancox Channel Challenge - Ready to Sail!
Andy Sinclair,
Oli Hancox, who is attempting to cross the Channel in his 16 ft sailing boat Cariad, is finally set to go following delays caused by atrocious weather and availability of a suitable support vessel.... [more]
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OK Dinghy Europeans - Youth wins over experience
Robert Deaves,
OK Dinghy Europeans final day at Medemblik, Netherlands brought sunny skies and high temperatures, but more of the same shifty, tricky winds that have plagued the week. Bartosz Rakocy (POL) took the title with a fifth place in race nine, while Tim Goodbody (IRL) took second and Jorgen Lindardtsen (DEN) took third.... [more]
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Volvo Musto Optimist Nationals – Near perfect conditions on day three
International Optimist Class Association (UK),
49th Volvo Musto Optimist British National and Open Championships moved into the final straight in near perfect conditions which held up throughout the third day of racing on the 28th July at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.... [more]
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Allen RS Feva Worlds – Most perfect week ever!
Golly Tucker,
Allen RS Feva Worlds, day four update: Forecast: three to five knots – reality: full on sea-breeze of 14 knots at start of first race and building throughout afternoon to a solid 18-20 knots.... [more]
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TeamOrigin takes issue with role of America's Cup Challenger
Richard Gladwell,
Increasing disquiet in the established America's Cup community over the 34th America's Cup surfaced in an interview with the British America's Cup team, Team Origin, now directed by former Alinghi design boss, Grant Simmer (AUS). In the published in TheDailySail.com Simmer and team boss, Sir Keith Mills say they are not happy with the lack of response and role of the Challenger... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championships preview
Peter Kaergaard,
SAP 505 World Championships Preview - Aarhus, Denmark - Having just won the 505 Pre-Worlds Regatta in Aarhus, Denmark, Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Møller are looking to continue their winning ways in the SAP 505 World Championships which start tomorrow.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Fistful of tricks
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
The 2010 PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam – Day SixFreestyle's freshest flip the vibe with a fistful of tricks in Furteventura.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Big guns at the ready
Regattanews.com,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is to see a fleet of top maxi yachts competing in the event in Porto Cervo. The event is a favourite gathering for these competitive and striking sailing craft, which will meet off Sardinia's spectacular Costa Smeralda from 5 – 11 September.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - The stage is set for UK round
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series has just two days to go before the start of the UK round at Cowes Week and Official Timekeeper, OMEGA, has announced it will present a Seamaster Planet Ocean Watch to the winning skipper: an added incentive to the nine teams battling it out on the Solent from 31 August – 5 July.... [more]
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America's Cup Evaluation Trials website launched
Tim Jeffery, BMW Oracle Racing,
Following on the heels of Sunday's conclusion of four days of highly successful America's Cup media trials, a new web site has been launched – www.acmediaevaluation.com – where all the clips have been posted and comments are welcome.... [more]
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RQYS wins World Laser Radial Men's and Youth Championships for 2012
Ashley Kaine - RQYS,
Following an Australia wide bid for the World Championships, the International Laser Class Association in England has selected the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) in Manly, as host for the two events in 2012... [more]
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Cowes Week - history of the event
Cowes Week,
Cowes Week is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events and is a key highlight of the British sporting summer. It has been held in early August every year since 1826, except during the two world wars.... [more]
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Women's Open Keelboat Championship – Espada takes top prize
Natalie Gray,
Women's Open Keelboat Championship 2010 saw Louise Morton's Espada beat 16 other teams to win the event. It's the third time Louise has claimed the trophy, but this year the competition was hot on her heels. In a closely contested championship, Pip Hare came second, with Elaine (Elan 37), and in third was JOS of Hamble (J105), skippered by Clemency Ives.... [more]
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