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 28 May 2010
 


The Delta Lloyd Regatta Holland, the Louis Vuitton series continues in Sardinia. Lots of racing across Europe this weekend.

Had to feel for Mathieu Richard, we think the lack of wind robbed him of another great result in Match Race Germany last weekend.

A mixture of weather across Europe this weekend too, of course if you are one of the ten Sail-World readers who will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, you'd know with much more accuracy the sailing weather you are like to encounter...

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Vendée Saint-Petersburg - All the fleet now in port
Vendée Saint-Petersburg media,
Vendée Saint-Petersburg race. With the arrival of PiR2 this morning, the whole fleet of the Vendée Saint-Petersburg is now moored up at the Yacht Club pontoons.... [more]
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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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Louis Vuitton - Azzurra concedes point to Emirates Team New Zealand
Azzurra Team,
Azzurra, the Italian team representing the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda at the Louis Vuitton Trophy, competed in their fifth race today against Emirates Team New Zealand. The Italian crew, helmed by Francesco Bruni with Tommaso Chieffi calling tactics, took an early lead but at the finish line trailed the New Zealand team by 13 seconds.... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week – Magnifica Capri!
Regattanews.com,
Rolex Capri Sailing Week update: Faraglioni is considered to be one of the most natural wonders in all of Italy. Today, the competitors taking part in Rolex Capri Sailing Week were treated to a close encounter with the rock formations that are famous throughout the world.... [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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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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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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Seychelles Regatta - Pacesetters Hyundai open up five-point lead
Seychelles Regatta,
Will Hyundai keep up the pace and win the second Seychelles Regatta? With three more races to go, the pacesetters seem to be on course for a first triumph.... [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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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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Rally Portugal - Biscay bound from Mayflower Marina, Plymouth
Andy Sinclair,
The sailing season gets under way this Saturday (29 May) when Plymouth's Mayflower Marina hosts a party for crews taking part in the 2010 World Cruising Club Rally Portugal.... [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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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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BMW Oracle Racing: Damage and lack of wind force changes in LV Trophy
BMW Oracle Racing,
The damage to USA 87 and USA 98 has force the WSTA to re-jig the schedule at the Louis Vuitton Trophy in La Maddalena. On Wednesday, racing was scheduled to start at 0900, an hour earlier than usual, in an effort to complete more racing with just one pair of boats. But the weather hasn't cooperated. Although it's a stunning day in Sardinia, sunny and warm... [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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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Azzurra awarded another point
Azzurra Team,
The Azzurra team, representing the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, gained their second point of the series against French team Aleph in a dramatic match race which was concluded during the starting phase following a collision and the disqualification of the French team from the race.... [more]
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Platu 25 International Class President Edoardo Barni Interview
Kev Scott - English Translation,
Platu 25 International Class World Championship will be in Alicante, Spain from the 18th to the 24th of July.... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week – Stars come out for Capri
Regattanews.com,
Racing at Rolex Capri Sailing Week, hosted by the Yacht Club Capri, starts tomorrow, Wednesday 26th May. World-class sailors from all over the world have gathered on the magical island in the Bay of Naples. The historic Italian outpost rises nearly 600 metres from the cobalt blue sea, creating a micro-climate that is a unique sailing environment with spectacular vistas.... [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: Emirates Team NZ - Four days, two races
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand sailed only one of its scheduled three races on Day 4 of the La Maddalena Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta. It was the match against Luna Rossa (Italy) the fifth scheduled for a day that race officials had hoped would feature 10 races.... [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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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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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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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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Seychelles Regatta 2010 - And they are off!
Seychelles Regatta media,
Seychelles Regatta 2010 competitors head out for a week of sailing in the Seychelles archipelago with sailing legends at the helm of their boat! With some of the biggest names in sailing at the helm, the first race set the pace for the upcoming week and the fleet was extremely competitive on the water.... [more]
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Kleinjans finishes Normandy Channel Race in fourth
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 entry, Michel Kleinjans from Belgium on Moonpalace crossed the Normany Channel Race line in fourth place.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Tropy: A win in the evening for Emirates Team NZ
Emirates Team NZ media,
Emirates Team New Zealand finally got a start on Day 3 of the La Maddalena Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta. But they had to wait for it..... the 10min gun was fired at 6.45pm with a start at 6.55pm in the match against the British Team Origin.... [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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Vendée – St-Petersburg: Winner by just a few seconds
Vendée Saint-Pétersbourg media,
Vendée – St-Petersburg race - 75 seconds, or in other words around 400 metres. Victory has been decided and goes to Franck-Yves Escoffier's crew on Crepes Whaou! Behind them, the crew of Actual fought right up to the end.... [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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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Italian teams feature prominently on Day 3
Louis Vuitton Trophy Media,
Three Italian boats featured today in some of the closest and most contentious racing in a very long day on the water at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena. All teams were able to race today, but some are still behind in the race schedule. When the last race finished in fading light just after 8:00 pm local time, Mascalzone Latino was the top scoring Italian boat with a 2-1 record... [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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Newport Bermuda Race – Visitors save big in Bermuda this year
Talbot Wilson,
Visitors to Bermuda for the 2010 Newport Bermuda Race stand to save big money with the newly created website Preferred Visitor Card. The travellers discount card is making its debut exclusively for the popular yacht race launching from Rhode Island June 18th.... [more]
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Mundial 40' Gijon, Spain - 2009 Champion the favourite
Veronique Largeau,
Mundial 40' preview. Error is not an option at this world championship from the 22nd to the 25th of July, with its multiple races... Crews will be sought after, as they will have to prove theirs skills on windward - leeward and coastal races where navigation and current tactics will be crucial.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010 preview
Diana Bogaards,
Thirty Olympic medallists are ready for the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010. This fifth event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup has attracted a very talented field with numerous World Champions.... [more]
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