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News - Europe, Africa & the World

Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ... [more]  

The temperature is rising in St Malo – and not just ashore where temperatures in the Route du Rhum village are balmy – but amongst the competitors who are on the final approach to the start line of one of France’s most epic sailing competitions. ... [more]  

Talent, passion, ability, success. All qualities that spring to mind with regard to Luke Patience, the 28 year old 470 Class silver medallist from London 2012. SSL is delighted to announce that Luke has now accepted the Star Sailors League invitation to participate in our 2014 Finals, becoming the second UK special guest star, alongside newly-crowned Finn World Champion Giles Scott. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Like in the old English tale of Robin Hood, it’s a case of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. That is what we have been seeing over the last few days. More wind just behind the leaders has allowed the middle, poorer pack to catch the rich leaders. ... [more]  

The International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual general meeting next Tuesday (Nov 4) is likely to debate measures put forward by the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA) that would effectively outlaw ram-air kites from the beginning of next year. ... [more]  

Avant de larguer les amarres, Josse, Gavignet, Coville, Riou, Gabart jetteront un dernier coup d’œil au classement de la Volvo Ocean Race. Ces accrocs aux tours du monde suivent avec attention les routes des sept bateaux engagés. Après 19 jours de course, la flotte de la Volvo Ocean Race est toujours aux prises avec l’anticyclone de Sainte-Hélène. ... [more]  

19 días tras la salida, los barcos en cabeza de la Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi y Brunel, con Chuny Bermúdez y Pablo Arrarte a bordo respectivamente, navegan a dos millas de distancia, algo inaudito en la historia de la regata. MAPFRE se recupera de los sustos de las últimas horas, y se espera que el fin de semana lleguen a los 40 rugientes, donde se prevén vientos de 30 nudos y olas de 4 metros. ... [more]  

A cada atualização, uma surpresa. Quatro barcos disputam quilômetro a quilômetro a liderança da primeira etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, entre Alicante, na Espanha, e a Cidade do Cabo, na África do Sul. Com a aproximação ao destino final, Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel, Team Vestas Wind e Dongfeng confiam em suas estratégias para cruzar a linha de chegada em primeiro. ... [more]  

For the third time in a row, an EFPT stage is being hosted on the shores of Six Fours les Plages. For the second time now it will be the place where the European champion will be crowned. This year there has been a notable recognition amongst the crew and the riders about how much the event has been growing year by year. ... [more]  

Bien sûr, il y aura un vainqueur au scratch et selon toute probabilité, il s’agira d’un des huit multicoques géants de la classe Ultime. Mais il y a aussi une timbale à décrocher dans les quatre autres catégories. Revue des forces en présence à trois jours du départ. ... [more]  

Line honours will go to one of the eight giant Ultimes but there are also victories to be gained in each of the four other classes. Here is a quick evaluation of the favourites at three days before La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

The Route du Rhum is a legendary race, which Sébastien Josse and the Gitana Team had no intention of following on their computer screens just because they didn’t have the winning steed. Indeed, measuring some 21 metres in length with a maximum sail area of 400m2, the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild is the ‘Tom Thumb’ of the XXL fleet. ... [more]  

On Wednesday 29 October in Saint Malo (France), the nine IMOCA skippers preparing to battle out the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe met with the media, not only to report on the race but also to put into perspective the future of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship class and its forthcoming big dates, the Barcelona World Race and the future race calendar. ... [more]  

La Route du Rhum est une course de légende que Sébastien Josse et le Gitana Team n'envisageaient pas un instant suivre derrière leur ordinateur uniquement parce qu'ils ne disposaient pas de la monture pour gagner. En effet, avec ses 21 mètres de long et ses 400 m2 de voilure maximum, le Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild fait figure de petit poucet face à ses concurrents XXL. ... [more]  

Mañana es el día. A bordo del 'MAPFRE' se preparan para la llegada de los vientos fuertes de Oeste y trasluchar al Este. 19 días de navegación y a 2.458,6 millas de Ciudad del Cabo (Sudáfrica). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Yann Riou reports from on board Dongfeng Race Team. We won’t die of hunger because we do have leftovers from the 19 open bags. But it won’t contain our favourite meals. Let’s just say we’ll have to wait for Cape Town to enjoy a great dinner. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ... [more]  

La fiesta del Optimist se ha quedado hoy sin protagonistas. La fuerte tormenta de ayer, varios frentes y condiciones meteorológicas en la jornada de hoy han propiciado que la flota de Optimist, que participa en el mundial de la clase en San Isidro, haya permanecido en tierra en espera de unas mejores condiciones, que nunca han llegado. ... [more]  

Want to see 40 great sailing champions in action in stunning Nassau in the Bahamas? The Star Sailors League, an emerging international circuit, is offering the chance to win a four-day holiday for two people with accommodation at the luxury Atlantis resort and water park. ... [more]  

The seventh edition of the St Barth Cata Cup is set to be thrilling. Sixty teams will go head to head aboard the last generation of F18 boats: Hobbie Wild Cat, Nacra Infusion MKII, Cirrus R, Phantom and C2. It is a high-speed, tactical, technical and spectacular discipline! ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 19 on board Team Brunel by Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel on day 19. 'Make ready to gybe,' a voice shouts down the hatchway. Rokas Milevicius (27) and Louis Balcaen (26) jump from their beds. Within seconds, the men are busy throwing large bags of equipment to the luff side for the fourth time that night. ... [more]  

Marmaris International Race Week 2014 - Today the start of racing was pushed back due to the late finish of the offshore race yesterday. The last of the teams crossed the finish line after midnight so the race committee decided to give everyone a chance to recuperate before the third day of racing began. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ... [more]  

The Taiwan 2014 Kitesurfing Open & Green Tourism Miaoli proved to be an interesting event for the Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) to get involved with at the Longfong Fish Harbour beach front in Jhunan. As the KTA had been wanting for some time to bring an event to the renowned high wind shores of Taiwan, which is famous for its windy conditions 300 days a year. ... [more]  

Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ... [more]  

Genoa International Boat Show 2014 ‘in recovery’ by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, Genoa was very much the numero uno Mediterranean boat show, with 3,000+ boats in the water and practically every manufacturer on the planet anxious to be seen there. The combined effect of the financial crisis 2008-onwards and subsequent financial austerity measures imposed by the Italian government, including swingeing taxes on luxury products ... [more]  

The 29er Eurocup, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva, has over eighty boats taking part representing twelve different countries and will finish on Sunday after a maximum 14 races, (up to four a day). The 29er Eurocup is the last leg in the lengthy European tour which started in Spain back in February. Eleven legs have since taken place in various parts of Europe. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, has made a big gain in the last 12 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race, and is now positioned between the two lead boats. The Danish flagged entry had been positioned to the west of the leaders, who were in the fringe of the St Helena High. ... [more]  

Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing. ... [more]  

Le tour du Rhum en cinq flottes by Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon
Depuis l’ouverture du village vendredi dernier et le coup d’envoi de cette Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe à terre, l’engouement du public qui se presse sur les quais de la cité corsaire n’en finit pas de rappeler que la plus célèbre des transats n’est pas une course comme les autres. ... [more]  

42 year-old skipper Vincent Riou was born in a small South Finistère fishing village called Loctudy, where he still lives. 'I’ve always lived by the sea and it’s always been part of my environment since childhood. I can’t say if I would have been a commercial sailor or fisherman if I hadn’t become an ocean skipper, but I would most certainly have done something close to the sea, if not on the sea. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. El barco español 'MAPFRE' es el que más millas ha recorrido en las últimas 24 horas: 349 (646,3 km). Todo apunta a que el tren de las borrascas que empujará a la flota hacia el Este llega mañana. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, day 18 on board Team Brunel. Stefan Coppers reports. While the teams in the Volvo Ocean Race are voyaging ever further south and preparing themselves for a few freezing days in the Southern Ocean, Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman is voicing a sailing ambition. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - A game of risk for Dongfeng Race Team
Volvo Ocean Race - ADOR ahead at halfway stage of Leg 1
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA fighting and determined
International Paralympic Committee publishes 2015 Anti-Doping Code
Luján, el mejor español en la cuarta jornada del mundial de Argentina
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Sailing legend seeks French entry
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Ice gates and getting south
International skippers from eight nations take on La Route du Rhum
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: Oct. 29, 0630 UTC
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Strong winds for the second stage
Marmaris International Race Week 2014 - Day two
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel snatch lead for now
Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Ataque holandês na costa brasileira
Volvo Ocean Race - Reality for Team Vestas Wind
Volvo Ocean Race - Mapfre, pisando el acelerador
Volvo Ocean Race - Countdown to Cape Town for Dongfeng Race Team
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA entering the Southern Ocean + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel leading the pack
Comanche ocean trials in Newport + Video
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Title race thrown wide open   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards one week away   
Video wrap up of the EFG MothEuroCup 2014   
Clipper Race - Is this the toughest job on the ocean?   
America's Cup: Artemis Racing signs seventh Olympic Gold medalist   
Pieces in place for the 2015 GC32 Racing Tour   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Behind the numbers   
Volvo Ocean Race: Front runners open gap for Cape Town *Feature   
AWT - PWA Finale 2014: Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - One day to go   
Marmaris International Race Week - Competition now underway + Video   
Route du Rhum - Une grande première pour 40 solitaires!   
Volvo Ocean Race - Clouds of uncertainty for Team Vestas Wind   
Volvo Ocean Race - El 'Mapfre' espera su momento   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel talks duels and dinghy racing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Time for change aboard Dongfeng   
Volvo Ocean Race - Global photography competition launched   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, united by one   
ISAF Annual Conference to take place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report: October 27, 1700 UTC   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The search for skippers is on   


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