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 28 May 2010
 


Another long weekend- should be one a week..

Will be following GBR in Holland this weekend and TeamOrigin.

Interesting that the RYA feels that electronics will remove much of the need for old fashioned flares in boating emergencies..

One of the problems tho' is you need flares after a major major and lots of high tech comms are gone after say a roll-over while that watertight plastic containers with flares in it, will still be there...some thinking to be done..we think.

As we look towards this Spring Bank Holiday weekend – a mixture of weather with some pressure tomorrow but easing on Saturday and Sunday.

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ISAF to release report and action on America's Cup 'mutiny'
Richard Gladwell,
The International Sailing Federation are expected to release the report and findings of the Race Officials Committee at 1200hrs UTC, today, 28 May. The report is expected to run along similar lines to that published in Sail-World on 27 March 2010, where comment was made on the signing of an agreement between the then Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club, and former Defender, Societe Nautique de G... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta day two - A little racing on a very long day
Delta Lloyd Regatta,
Delta Lloyd Regatta day two was a very long day in Medemblik. The different conditions saw a change of leader in half of the classes, while the other have increased their lead.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - One race to European Finn Champion
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta Medemblik, Netherlands, Day 2 Finn report. European Champion Gaspic took the only race of the day.... [more]
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Finn World Masters day four - A double win and the lead extends
Robert Deaves,
The Finn World Masters in Split, Croatia saw a sharp contrast to previous days today as there was finally some solid wind. Following two tough races with a 'Jugo' blowing up to 20 knots, Michael Maier (CZE) took a commanding lead after two emphatic race wins. Marco Buglielli (ITA) holds onto second place while defending champion Andre Budzien (GER) moves up to third.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - GBR 470s lead the way on day two in Holland
Lindsey Bell / RYA,
Delta Lloyd Regatta saw a test of patience for all on the second day in Medemblik, as the light winds across the Ijsselmeer led to long delays to racing on Thursday (27 May).... [more]
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Marlow One Design Championship - Excellent line-up for 2010
Marlow One Design,
The Marlow One Design Caribbean Keel Boat Championship, June 19th & 20th has once again attracted an excellent line up of Caribbean sailors which will continue to reinforce its position as the leading one design regatta for regional sailors.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Sweden and New Zealand are tied at La Maddalena
Louis Vuitton Media and Sail-World,
Emirates Team New Zealand won two races today at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena, Sardinia (ITA) to end the day first equal on points with Sweden's Artemis, each with four wins and a single loss from their five races sailed to date.Crews in the ten international teams spent another long day on the water with the first race starting soon after 0900 and the last not finishing until 1730.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Guichard on top
Kate Jennings,
Extreme Sailing Series Europe 2010: This afternoon, the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series began in Sète, France. Eight teams competed in today's three races, which took place in some medium Mediterranean conditions, which proved particularly unstable both in terms of direction and strength.... [more]
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Green Light for ICAP Leopard
Alex Mills,
ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Helical Bar PLC chief executive Mike Slade, today announced the required weather window for her record attempt has finally arrived. She will leave New York on Saturday 29th May in her bid to become the fastest monohulled sailing vessel ever to cross the Atlantic.... [more]
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Newport-Ensenada – 2011 edition to be held early next year
Rich Roberts,
Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race 2011 is scheduled for the weekend of Friday, April 15, through Sunday, April 17. That will be one of the earliest dates ever for the event that launched the tradition of sailboat races from Southern California to Mexico following World War II.... [more]
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UK's Royal Yachting Association (RYA) changes tack on flares
Sail-World.com,
UK's Royal Yachting Association (RYA) changes tack on flares. In what could be a pointer for things to come world-wide in the use and carriage of flares as distress signals at sea, Britain's peaking boating organisation has revised its recommendations as it says more robust and technologically advanced alternatives have been developed.... [more]
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UK National Blind Sailing Championships - Hats off to Max
Frank Hatfull,
Blind and partially sighted sailors from all over the UK gathered at Suffolk Yacht Harbour last weekend to enjoy perfect sailing weather for the UK National Blind Sailing Championships. The event was organised by the East Anglian Sailing Trust (EAST) which provides sailing opportunities for disabled people on the River Orwell.... [more]
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J.P. Morgan Round the Island Race - High fliers take to the water
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
J.P. Morgan Round the Island Race 2010: The Island Sailing Club has now processed just over 1,470 entries and amongst some of the most recent it is interesting to note that, for one reason or another, a fair few have an association with flying.... [more]
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Artemis Even Keel Challenge at Cowes Week
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Artemis Even Keel Project: A fleet of six Simon Rogers-designed Artemis 20 keelboats, helmed by qualified UKSA skippers and crewed by 12 novice sailors from a mixed background of disability or disadvantage, will compete for the inaugural Artemis Even Keel Challenge Trophy over two days at Cowes Week in early August.... [more]
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BKA announces Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race campaign
Ellie Williamson,
Ahead of their longest offshore training event this weekend, the RORC Myth of Malham Race, the British Keelboat Academy (BKA) National Squad have announced their intention to enter the 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race in August. The academy sailors will compete on the TP52, John Merricks II, with the full team set to be announced in early July.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 10: Tactics and the Bermuda Triangle
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Race 10 – Jamaica to New York Update: The race viewer today has revealed the tactical decision made by each of the ten teams as they make their way past the Bahamas and out into open ocean.... [more]
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SB3 Eurocup 2010 - Grand Prix Ecole Navale's second act
Veronique Teurlay,
The first stage of the Grand Prix Ecole Naval - the French One Design Cruiser Championship - was contested just over a week ago with four French titles settled in the J80, Open 5.70, the Corsaire and the Longtze that attracted up to 170 teams. This weekend the naval college extends a welcome to the SB3 sportsboat class for its fourth Eurocup which has a strong Anglo-Saxon following.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race – Loick Peyron to be onboard Virbac-Paprec 3
Virbac-Paprec Sailing Team,
Barcelona World Race Update: This will not be their first time together! They won the Transat Jacques Vabre 2005 on board Virbac-Paprec 1 and they imagined and built two high-performing sister-ships (Paprec-Virbac 2 and Gitana Eighty). Jean-Pierre Dick and Loïck Peyron will team up for the Barcelona World Race on board Virbac-Paprec 3 (start 31 December 2010) and defend the title won in 2007.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Rafa Trujillo takes early lead in Finn class
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta Finn class update after day one. Though lighter winds were forecast, the fleet enjoyed two physically testing races in perfect conditions, rising to 12-14 knots for the second race of the day with a typical Medemblik chop running.... [more]
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Finn World Masters day three - New leader after evening race
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters day three and the 167 sailors were held ashore until 17:00 as the breeze failed to materialise. The business of the day started with the annual Masters meeting with the principal job being deciding future championship venues. The meeting voted to make the UK the centre of Finn sailing in 2012.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Shifty breeze and tactical racing
Corrine McKenzie,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010 in Medemblik, the fifth event in the Sailing Word cup and on the opening day, the shifty but increasing breeze provided for tactical racing.... [more]
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Ribbed National Twelves at Yeadon Sailing Club
Yeadon Sailing Club blogspot,
A fleet of Ribbed National Twelves dating from 1936 to 1953 gathered at Yeadon Sailing Club on Sunday 23rd May to be greeted by glorious sunshine, bacon butties and a gentle breeze. Each competing team was allocated a boat for the first race and five short races of approximately 20 minutes each were run.... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series: Students set to take on the World Cup
Clyde Cruising Club,
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series. The student team which represents the University of Strathclyde will be sailing in the one design Sigma 33 class,... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - British Sailors make strong start
Lindsey Bell,
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Great Britain crews top the results tables at this early stage of the regatta in the 49er and 470 events, while Lucy Macgregor's team secured a 100% record in their opening round of the Elliot 6m women's match racing event... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Emirates Team New Zealand score another win
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has won its third match of the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena regatta, beating the Russian team Synergy by just four seconds. The team's match against Azzurra, scheduled for the end of the day, was abandoned about 6.45pm.... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week - Day one sublime
KPMS,
Rolex Capri Sailing Week day one. Spectacular racing today for all classes on windward leeward courses in the strait between Capri and Punta Campanella. It was all smiles on the Mini-Maxi yachts, fully powered up in little breeze, sailing as fast as the wind. The powerful boats seem to glide effortlessly through the water.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - New yacht launched for Caffari and Corbella
Coralie Rassinoux,
The IMOCA Open 60 GAES Centros Auditivos is ready to face its greatest challenge, the Barcelona World Race (BWR), following the launch of the boat which took place today at the Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona. Spanish Anna Corbella and Briton Dee Caffari will be the only all-female crew taking part in the race, which celebrates its second edition and leaves Barcelona on 31st December 2010.... [more]
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Extreme 40s ready to go in Sète
Extreme Sailing Series Europe,
The eight Extreme 40s lined up on the dock in Sète are completing their final shakedown before the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series kicks off tomorrow, Thursday 27 May, for the opening day of racing.... [more]
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IAPS National Sailing Regatta at WPNSA hailed a success
Kate Holmes,
The inaugural Independent Association of Prep Schools' National Sailing Regatta took place at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) on 13th May 2010. Twenty school crews from across the country travelled to compete in the U11 and U13 age categories over a series of five races on the Games waters of Portland Harbour.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series: Ready, Set, Go for Masirah and The Wave Muscat
Lucy Harwood,
Extreme Sailing Series begins in just one day, and the reigning European and Asian champions, Masirah, are aiming to carry on where they left off - at the top of the leader-board. Oman Sail stable-mates, The Wave, Muscat are also planning to make a real impact on the leader-board when racing kicks off in Sète, France on the 27th May.... [more]
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RYA Sailability Multi-Class Regatta 2010 NOR and entry available
Emma Slater,
RYA Sailability Multi Class Regatta, which takes place at Rutland Sailing Club, 13 to 15 August 2010, entry forms are now available.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 10: From front of the fleet to back of the fleet
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Update: 'Some very close racing has ensued over the last 24 hours with positions changing at each sched,' reports California's skipper, Pete Rollason. 'On the approach to the mark at the Windward Passage we got headed by the wind and eventually had to tack to make the mark.... [more]
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RC44 Championship Tour – Next stop, Copenhagen
MaxComm Communications,
RC44 Championship Tour is about to discover a new venue for the third stage of its Championship Tour 2010 Copenhagen will host the third regatta of the RC 44 Championship Tour 2010 on June 8–13. Organised by the Royal Danish Yacht Club, the event will bring together ten RC 44 one-designs for a week of fleet and match racing.... [more]
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Adult participation programme increasing instructor numbers
Susie Nation-Grainger,
The number of dinghy, windsurfing and power boating instructors in clubs and training centres across England has risen by almost 1,500 in the last year following the launch of the RYA's Adult Participation Programme, funded through Sport England, which aims to increase and develop the number of adults regularly sailing and windsurfing.... [more]
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RS Fevas Sekonda Nationals at HISC attracts 100+ entries
Bill Tucker,
This bank holiday weekend sees the Sekonda RS Feva Nationals take place at Hayling Island Sailing Club. With over 110 entries already received and another 10 or so expressing serious interest. Having looked at the entry list there is going to be extremely fierce competition for every prize category going.... [more]
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Ecover Sailing Team 2010 - On the Countdown
Ecover Sailing Team 2010,
Ecover Sailing Team 2010 is in Sete, France for the Extreme Sailing Series Europe 2010, which commences on Thursday 27th May. The start of the season also means measurement for all the teams, the boats are all weighed, and then teams are all assigned added weights as required in order to match the weights across the fleet.... [more]
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$2000 appearance money for international Laser sailors competing in Oz
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 offer of $2000 in appearance money, will make the the appeal of trip down under even greater.... [more]
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Solo Open meeting at Hunts Sailing Club
Gary Fowler,
Hunts Sailing Club held the Solo open meeting on what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year so far. The wind direction was from the east and was between two – five miles per hour.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Sailing World Cup 5th event on starting block
Delta Lloyd Regatta,
Delta Lloyd Regatta, the fifth event in the Sailing World Cup, is ready to start Wednesday in Medemblik after a full day of preparation.... [more]
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Finn World Masters - Nothing to show at the end of day two
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters Update: There was a late breeze and a late start at the Finn World Masters in Split, Croatia but it was all to no avail as the wind failed on the second lap of the only race started, and the fleets were sent home with no more races on the board.... [more]
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TeamOrigin moves into second in Louis Vuitton Trophy
TeamOrigin Media and Sail-World,
TeamOrigin has moved into second place on the leaderboard after Day 4 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Sardinia. Today, a dramatic collision between Aleph and Azzurra in another match led to serious damage to both boats, which will be out of action for some days as repairs are affected.... [more]
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Seychelles Regatta 2010 – Hyundai leads nine-boat flotilla
Gerard Govinden,
Seychelles Regatta 2010 today saw Hyundai leading the chase in the nine-boat flotilla to succeed Michel Desjoyeaux and his Champagnes Nicolas Feuillatte team as the Seychelles Regatta champions.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Azzurra and Aleph incident - More images
Sail-World and Stefano Gattini,
The recent collision in La Maddalena Italy resulted in the disqualification of Aleph for one race. The following images show both the incident and the subsequent damage to Azzurra.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta – Entries flood in
The British Classic Yacht Club,
British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta 2010 entries are flooding in from both seasoned regulars and newcomers to the annual gathering of vintage yachts.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Artemis leads after Day 4 in La Maddalena
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena today saw a major start-line collision which knocked two America's Cup Class boats out of action and led to a one-race disqualification for the French ALEPH Sailing Team. ALEPH struck the stern of the Italian entry Azzurra as the boats sped down the start line with 35 seconds remaining to the start gun.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Jamaica to New York - Hull & Humber morale boost
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 09-10, Race 10 Jamaica to New York, Day 2 update: After the first night back at sea there have been some interesting position developments as the yachts head for the Windward Passage between Cuba and Haiti. Fears of extremely light winds proved unfounded and the teams are making good progress towards their goal.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race establishes itself as the final curtain falls
Kate Jennings,
Normandy Channel Race came to an end at around 1830 GMT last night, with the arrival of the eighth and final Class40 on the water, 'Groupe Partouche' skippered by Christophe Coatnan and Pierre-Yves Lautrou. It was a radiant duo that crossed the finish, as was the case for the seven pairs who had preceded their return to the Bassin Saint Pierre in Caen from Sunday morning onwards.... [more]
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Royal Southern Yacht Club – Action from the May 2010 Regatta
Royal Southern Yacht Club,
Royal Southern Yacht Club at Hamble last weekend held the first of the season's monthly regattas. Often the first weekend in a series tends to be a slightly lower key event but that can never be true at this club's regattas.... [more]
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Korea Cup 2010 - the Russian Revolution and the Race That Never Was
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The programme said that at 0000 hrs the fleet would head 40-odd nm east to Dok-do, a pair of small islands with a Korean garrison, to start the Dok-do to Hoopo Race, the last leg of the Korea Cup 2010 Offshore Series. It was blowing old boots at Ulleung-do, and word came from the Korean Coastguard that there was 28 kts of breeze and a swell of 5-8 m at Dok-do.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Serious collision disables BMW Oracle + Video
Louis Vuitton Trophy Media and Sail-World,
One of the two BMW Oracle Racing yachts being used in the Louis Vuitton Trophy has been badly damaged in a collision at La Maddalena. The collision occurred on the approach to the top mark for the first time, when Mascalzone Latino was penalised for tacking too close to All4One. Following the completion of their tack, All4One was forced to take evasive action, and their spinnaker pole swept acros... [more]
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Revive Portland Star Challenge - Nine young locals get a chance
Kate Holmes,
The Revive Portland Project will be working together with the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and Royal Manor Arts College on an exciting new venture for 2010. On 30th May, nine local young people will embark on a weeklong sailing expedition, aptly named the ‘Revive Portland Star Challenge.'... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Record breakers line up
Trish Jenkins,
It's 14 weeks until the start of the fully-crewed non-stop 1760nm Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and 22 yachts have confirmed their participation... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour - Light air racing at Match Race Germany
WMRT Media,
Match Race Germany trophy at stage two of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), yesterday went to Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing. The trophy was presented by the dazzling Miss Tuning in the impressive gala-style prize giving.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta 2010 - Final day difficult
Diana Bogaards,
Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta 2010 in The Hague/Netherlands, it was a difficult final day as the light southwest breeze dropped during the fourth day of the inshores along the Scheveningen coast, which made it hard for many classes to beat up the strong current.... [more]
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Byte CII Open Meeting West Oxfordshire Sailing Club, 22-23rd May 2010
Richard Whitehouse,
This was the first of the Byte open meetings for 2010, all of them planned to be two day events. Seven boats competed, with competitors from as far away as Stockport and Southampton arriving for the 12 oclock start on Saturday. They were met with all blue sky, temperature rising to 27 degrees and a light, shifty and variable wind of force 0-2.... [more]
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Finn World Masters - Joint leaders on day one
Robert Deaves,
2010 Finn World Masters in Split, Croatia. With the sea breeze providing great sailing conditions, after two races the Italian National Secretary Marco Buglielli and the big Czech Michael Maier share the points lead.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - World Champion Minoprio wins Stage 2
WMRT media,
ISAF World Match Racing Tour 2010 - Match Race Germany -Mighty Mother Nature was Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing's best friend today as he took the Match Race Germany Trophy. The finals today at Stage 2 have been tortuous for the remaining racers. The wisps of wind that did strike the glassy lake today taunted the Tour's competitors.... [more]
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TeamOrigin down America's Cup Defenders in Louis Vuitton Trophy
TeamOrigin Media,
The third day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in La Maddalena, Sardinia promised some great racing for TeamOrigin, matched against BMW Oracle in the first flight and then Emirates Team New Zealand in the third flight of the day. The wind refused to play ball for much of the day but the race committee never gave up hope and the first warning signal was sounded at 1555hrs the last race getting under way... [more]
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ISAF announces APP funding for 12 Nations
ISAF,
ISAF is pleased to announce that 26 competitors from 12 nations have been approved for Athlete Participation Programme (APP) funding support to attend the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship.... [more]
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