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 31 May 2012
 


The Hottest Sailing News from the UK and beyond

Groupama Sailing Team during leg 7 - Day 10, Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12  Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team © /Volvo Ocean Race
Focus switches to Skandia Sail for Gold at Weymouth from fourth to 9th June 2012.

While Team GBR is expected to dominate, the Australians, the Dutch and French are all pushing hard.

Ben Ainslie (GBR)- Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012  onEdition ©


A dramatic end coming up fast in the Volvo Ocean race into Lisbon. With a soft patch ahead, there could still be changes, all through the fleet. Just saw the Camper - Whale footage on Sky.

News from Emirate Team NZ as their AC72 progresses.


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Skandia Sail for Gold - Cream of world sailing head to Weymouth
Jo Grindley,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012 - The waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will be filled with the stars of sailing over the next couple of weeks as the team's training camps at the 2012 Olympic venue turn serious with the final pre-event. The annual event will this year feature almost all of the medal contenders for the upcoming Games.... [more]
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Olympic Sailing Competition – Los Angeles 1984
ISAF,
The Olympic Sailing Competition in 1984 was held in Los Angeles, USA. The Los Angeles and Long Beach combination that was seen in the 1932 Olympic Sailing Competition was used again at the 1984 Games as the USA hosted the Olympic Games for the third time.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Speeds remain high
Oliver Dewar,
With the Global Ocean Race fleet chased across the mid Atlantic by a deep low pressure system, speeds are remaining high despite drastically reduced sail. Meeting the strongest of the westerly wind on Wednesday afternoon, fleet leaders, Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough on Cessna Citation, continue to poll 11 knot averages, adding 64 miles to the separation with the chasing trio in the past 24hrs... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's AC72 expected in mid-June
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand will take delivery of its first AC72 catamaran by the middle of next month. The mammoth cat will then be assembled – it will arrive at the base as components - and undergo a rigorous testing regime before an official launch planned for late July.... [more]
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WMRT Korea Match Cup Qualifying Session 1 - Three victories for Mirsky
Leigh Ireland,
WMRT Korea Match Cup 2012 first qualifying session was held in Gyeonggi, South Korea today, 30th May 2012. As the world's top sailors were welcomed by capacity crowds on the first day of competition, Williams, Hansen and Mirsky took the early advantage on the water and finished the day unbeaten in the second event of the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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Rolex Volcano Race - Jethou dominates
KPMS,
The Rolex Volcano Race concluded in true Caprese style as fifteen international crews toasted a week's enthralling sailing during the Rolex party and prizegiving at La Canzone del Mare on Friday 25 May. A combination of envious views of Capri's Faraglioni rock formations and a famous venue once owned by Anglo-Italian singer Gracie Fields provided a fitting finale to a magnificent week.... [more]
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Finn World Masters - Maier remains on top form
Robert Deaves,
At the 2012 Finn World Masters, Michael Maier (CZE) continued his good form by winning both races on the second day in Pwllheli, North Wales, but he didn't have it all his own way. Maier leads after three races while Laurent Hay (FRA) is second and Allen Burrell (GBR) is third.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Pack whittles away at the leader
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, with 689 nautical miles to go to the finish of Leg 7 in Lisbon, Portugal, the pace has increased today as the chasing pack went into attack mode and continued to whittle away at Ian Walker and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's tenuous lead. Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) and Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) currently lying in second and first place overall, were back in the game,... [more]
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Flying Fifteens at Bassenthwaite SC
Bassenthwaite SC,
Eleven visitors joined five boats from the home club to contest the Waples Wine Flying Fifteen Open at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club on the weekend of May 26-27. The forecast 'champagne conditions' materialised with unbroken sunshine being complemented by a strong, warm breeze from the SE. Some were daunted by the apparent strength of the breeze prior to launching, some only after they had launched.... [more]
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Torch Relay Race at Chew Valley Lake SC
RYA,
A total of sixty-six boats racing in three fleets lit up the water in Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club's Torch Relay Race on the 23 May, which formed part of the club's Wednesday Evening Series of races which runs from April to September each year. The weather was glorious, with brilliant sunshine and a fairly constant eight knots of wind from the south west to start.... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Regatta preview
Clyde Cruising Club,
The Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series Regatta is set to take place 1-4 June and Tarbert's local sailing hero, Ruairidh Scott, who in 2003 won the prestigious Scottish Series Trophy overall, will return to his native waters when he competes again in the event. Now based near Southampton, sail-maker and pro sailor Scott will race in IRC Class 3 as tactician on Grant Gordon's successful south of England... [more]
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National 12s at Staunton Harold SC
National 12 Class,
Those who didn't attend Staunton Harold Sailing Club's first National 12 missed a very pleasant day's sailing with a steady breeze, interesting wind shifts, excellent courses, efficient organisation, good food and a picturesque pond to sail on! The surprise attendees were Mark and Emma Simpson who had travelled all the way from the far north, plus Steve Sallis who had ventured from darkest... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup heads to Weymouth
ISAF,
Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, is being held from 4 to 9 June 2012. Over 700 sailors from 60 nations will compete at the host venue of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition in Weymouth.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie - Amazing days in the life of triple Olympic Gold medalist
Aaron Child,
Three amazing days in the life of triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, as he takes his 10th World Championship title and is the first official torch bearer for the UK Olympic Torch Relay. Ben Ainslie has a lot of expectation sitting on him this summer. If he wins a fourth gold in Weymouth he could make history and become the World's most successful Olympic sailor since sailing was introduced... [more]
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Flying Fifteens at Datchet Water SC
Datchet Fifteens,
A simply fabulous day greeted Flying Fifteen competitors at Datchet Water Sailing Club. There were lots of place changing with eight boats on the slip and seven racing. Race one eased its way out of the gate, Ian and James Linder moving very fast actually. There was a fair committee boat bias to the line – things got a little crowded! The day tended to be one of breeze picking before shift picking... [more]
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Cruiser Nationals at Howth YC
ISA,
At the 2012 BMW Cruiser Nationals at Howth Yacht Club, a trio of Cork IRC victories, two titles retained and Howth success on ECHO and in the BMW Corinthian Cup were the outstanding features of the overall results, with the seven race series finishing on Sunday in glorious sunshine but in trickier northerly breezes.... [more]
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