All eyes are on Hyères as the Semaine Olympique Française, the fourth event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup is underway.
Marit Bouwmeester (NED) is the early leader in the Laser radial class, Blanca Manchon (ESP) leads the Womens RS:X, leaders in the 470 Women are Tara Pacheco and Berta Betanzos (ESP). Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis (GRE) are equal on points with Nicolas Charbonnier and Jérémie Mion (FRA) in the 470 men, Robert Scheidt with Bruno Prada lead the Stars and Bruno Jourdren, Eric Flageul and Nicolas Vimont Vicary are dominating the Sonar fleet.
The 29th Garda Optimist Meeting was hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva during Easter week, April 21 to 24, and was a huge success and it seems the kids had a great time.
The opening regatta of the 2011 Mediterranean sailing season has come to an end, the Mapfre PalmaVela wrapped with quite a few TP52 crews using the event as a warm up to the upcoming Audi MedCup Circuit. Well done to the Azzurra Sailing Team for taking out the TP52 prize. Reports and images from the event on Sail-World.com.
On the America's Cup front, Emirates Team New Zealand have confirmed their campaign and major sponsors and Wouter Verbraak (NED) and co-skipper Andy Meiklejohn (NZL) on Hugo Boss completed the Barcelona World Race.
We have lots more news, videos and images from around the sailing world. Enjoy and have a great week.
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