Medical emergency, VOR, Farr 40s, Melges and much more sailing news

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 12 Mar 2012
 


Medical emergency, VOR, Farr 40s, Melges and much more sailing news

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

Excitement in New Zealand as the Volvo Ocean Race teams have finally reached Auckland. The triumph for Franck Cammas' Groupama 4 team was tinged with worry, as Groupama sustained damage on the way to the leg 4 final destination. Repair crews are now hard at work, hampered by the Auckland weather. Editor at Large Richard Gladwell was on hand to capture the excitement as the teams finished.

Groupama - Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 4 Finish  Ben Gladwell

Telefonica - Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 4 Finish   Richard Gladwell

In sunny Brisbane, Australia the Laser World Masters Championships are underway on Moreton Bay. Former Finn World champion, Germany's Wolfgang Gerz leads the Standard Grand Master Division.

Drama for Clipper Round the World yacht De Lage Landen, forced to divert for a medical evacuation. After meeting a Japanese Coast Guard vessel and transferring the injured crew member De Lage Landen is now back on course and headed for Oakland, California.

Luca Lalli (B-Linsailing.com) tops the US Melges 20 Circuit after three events, while Italy's Alberto Rossi (Enfant Terrible) took out the recent Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event 2.

We have news, interviews, pictures, videos and more from around the sailing world and we hope you enjoy reading our newsletter.

Safe sailing.

Laser World Masters Championship 2012 - launching time  Laser Masters Worlds Media 2012


Sail-World.com team



Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover News 19 - Race against the Clock
VOR Auckland Stopover,
As the fleet battle it out on the way into Auckland, the Race Village is open in the Viaduct. The Global Party is underway with twelve hours of entertainment every day from 9am to 9pm. Today's line up includes five live bands as well as race highlights and action on the big screens. Then there's the Volvo Experience with the Grinding Challenge, the Race simulator and Air Balls on water... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race teams race against time to finish repairs
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 winners Groupama are on track to finish repairs to their damaged bow by Tuesday evening despite the Auckland rain that hampered the six shore teams' progress. 'Basically we're still on schedule to finish at the end of the day tomorrow,' said Groupama shore team manager Ben Wright.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: My daddy is home.
Paul Gilbert,
After a tough and competitive leg into Auckland It was a pleasure to see these hard out race boys reunited with family . All the fatigue and discomfort the race pressure was dissolved on re uniting with the up and coming family crew.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 3 review
Oliver Dewar,
The third leg of the Global Ocean Race has come to a close and there were indeed ups and downs throughout. We now look back at the action that took place.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - De Lage Landen rejoin race
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - De Lage Landen's crew are focused on catching up with the fleet after their diversion and medical evacuation yesterday of one of their crew members. 'It all started when Cath James was thrown from her high side bunk and went airborne until she arrived with a crash on the low side,' explains Stuart Jackson, skipper of De Lage Landen.... [more]
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Images of the Waitemata: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 finish - Camper
Richard Gladwell,
Camper came close to taking a last second victory on the fourth leg, after charging up the Rangitoto Channel and then continuing at full pace once inside the Waitemata Harbour and heading for the finish off the Viaduct Harbour. The margins were more of what is expected on a Wednesday night race than one that has taken almost 20 days and 5,000 nautical miles.... [more]
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Laser World Masters Championships day 1 - Straight out of the Brochure
Laser World Masters Championships media,
The wind gods read the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron's brochure and they dialled in perfect Laser breezes for the first two races of the 2012 Laser World Masters Championships.... [more]
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Miami Sailing Week Melges 24 - Great regatta for Favini
Melges 24 Class Association,
2012 Melges 24 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. With a seven point advantage, Favini (Blu Moon) won the final race of the event on Sunday. 'To put it plainly, we just had a great regatta,' said Favini post racing.... [more]
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Miami Sailing Week Melges 20 - Kiss and Lalli come out on top
Melges 20 Class Association,
Sunday was the final day of racing for the Melges 20 fleet at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW). For Kiss and crew, this is the very first time they have won Bacardi. They won the one and only race conducted on Sunday, sealing the Championship deal by nine points.... [more]
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Farr 40 USA Circuit Event 2 victory to Enfant Terrible
Farr 40 Class Association,
2012 Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event 2 boats at the start of Race 8 were very slow off the line, half going right and half choosing the left side, and it was apparent early on that the right side of the course was the place to be.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Leg 4 finish and on the dock
Richard and Ben Gladwell,
Sail-World was on the water and ashore at the Viaduct Harbour for the arrival of Groupama (Franck Cammas), the first to finish Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, in Auckland and marking the return of the round the work classic to the City of Sails.... [more]
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Vendée Globe - Safran Sailing Team prepare food supplies
Soazig Guého,
Vendée Globe 2012 consists of eighty days of sailing around the world, or in other words about twelve weeks where the skipper has to be completely independent. The food taken aboard is a vital element for the sailor taking part in a race. So planning and preparing the meals is equally important. We met up with Patricia Brault, who is in charge of logistics and supplies in the Safran Sailing Team.... [more]
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Miami Sailing Week - Tight at the top
Jan Harley,
On the penultimate day of racing at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank, the temperature hovered around 80 and an east-southeast breeze of 12 knots blew. Two races were sailed by the Star fleet, and four were completed by the Audi Melges 20, Melges 24, Viper 640 and J/80 classes.... [more]
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