|News for the Last 7 Days - Europe & the World
Marazzi and crew victorious in Swiss Regatta
By Maurus Strobel, ,
11:21 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Marwin Sailing Team’s high-tech GC32 catamaran, with Flavio Marazzi at the helm, stood atop a fleet of more than 120 boats in one of Switzerland's iconic and traditional races, following a spectacular boat christening with former Miss Switzerland Jenny Ann Gerber. ...
Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta - An exciting fight at the top
By Diana Bogaards, ,
9:35 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
The third day of the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta showed in some classes an exciting fight at the top, resulting in new leaders. Front-runners in other classes consolidated their first position. It was a good sailing day with sunshine an a little more wind than predicted. ...
Julie Bossard, 2è de la Women's International Match Racing
By Fanny Evenat, ,
9:19 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Julie Bossard, skipper de l'équipage féminin Prince de Bretagne, qui maîtrise au meilleur niveau l'art du duel sur l'eau, n'a pas voulu rater l'occasion de disputer la première épreuve du championnat du monde de match-racing. ...
Atlantic Cup - GryphonSolo2 approaching Block Island
By Joe Harris, ,
8:20 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Atlantic Cup, this cloudy, drizzly morning finds us beating up the South shore of Long Island Sound with all of our six competitors within visual contact. It was a long night of changing sails and shifting gears as we worked hard to keep the boat going optimally. ...
Finn World Masters - Record opening in La Rochelle
By Robert Deaves, ,
8:05 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Finn World Masters has been officially opened at the Société des Régates Rochelaises (SRR) in La Rochelle, France, though Sunday's practice race was cancelled as strong winds, accompanied by incessant rain, kept the sailors ashore all day. A few sailors did venture out for some last minute practice, while the rest preserved their energy for the racing which starts Monday. ...
Melges 20 Audi Sailing Series - Victory for Mascalzone Latino Jr.
By Joy Dunigan, ,
7:40 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
At the Porto Ercole edition of the 2013 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series, congratulations are in order for Achille Onorato, tactician Lorenzo Bressani and crew Stefano Ciampalini aboard Mascalzone Latino Jr. as they have claimed the event victory. Onorato now leads the overall Series after two events by a slim margin also. ...
AWMRT Match Race Germany - Mixed bag on Lake Constance + Video
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
7:16 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Light, strong, shifty, stable winds, rain and shine is what Lake Constance threw up to test the skippers at Match Race Germany. Today, it was the turn of 25 knot winds, sharp seas and driving rain in the morning only for these to peter out leading to a long delay before the Semi Finals could start ...
Korea Cup Int'l Yacht Race - Korean Team claims line honours + Video
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
6:15 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
After two days of inshore races on 16 and 17 May, the first offshore leg of the Korea Cup International Yacht Race commenced on Saturday 18 May from the city of Uljin. This first of two offshore legs, took the 25 teams on a challenging 86 nautical mile race track offshore to the volcanic island of Ulleung, with light conditions dominating the early stage of the race and really testing the crews. ...
Women's Int'l Match Racing Series - Macgregor claims St Quay victory
By Joakim Hermansson,
5:48 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
In the finals of the Women's Int'l Match Racing Series, local sailor Julie Bossard gave the French crowd at the pier some hope after beating former Olympian Lucy Macgregor in the first match. But then the supreme sailor from Great Britain fought back, winning three consecutive matches to secure the title in this first event of the inaugural 2013 Women's International Match Racing Series. ...
Musto Vice Admiral's Cup - Down to the wire on final day
By Fiona Brown,
4:57 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Conditions on the final day of the 2013 Musto Vice Admiral's Cup might best be described as 'Good weather for ducks' as grey was the predominant colour and oilskins were the preferred attire (good news for sponsor Musto!). Fortunately nothing could dampen the spirits of the 58 competing teams who took on two final races to decide this hugely competitive series. ...
Atlantic Cup - GryphonSolo2 ready for Leg 2
By Joe Harris,
4:52 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
This is the first report from sea for GryphonSolo2 in leg 2 of the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing. After sailing a very fun pro-am race, we prepared our boat and ourselves for another venture into the North Atlantic in May. ...
Mauritius regatta off to a flying start
By Coralie Rassinoux,
1:25 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Mauritius will host some of the biggest names in sailing for the opening edition of the Mauritius Regatta. With six participating boats and five legs, the Mauritius Regatta will be an amazing opportunity to discover the Northern coast of the island. ...
Melges 20 Audi Sailing Series - No action on Saturday
By Joy Dunigan,
7:51 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
At the Melges 20 Audi Sailing Series in Porto Ercole, the weather instability was stronger and more than the Race Committee had expected for the start of Event number two. Weather forecasts called for big breeze which in turn, resulted in no racing on Saturday. Officials were prepared to conduct racing as late as 18.00, but instead teams were sent packing back to the docks. ...
Tornado European Championships - Roland and Nahid on top after day 2
By Andrew Dowley, ,
1:28 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
The second day of the Tornado European Championships began beautifully in the picturesque location of Lake Constance, Austria. The sailors arrived to a sunny day with a steady breeze ready for racing. Unfortunately this wasn’t to hold with a big variety of wind and weather changing throughout the day. ...
Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta - Great conditions, full action on day 2
By Diana Bogaards,
12:58 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Day two of the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta was marked by nice sailing conditions. It began drizzling, but in the course of the morning it got dry and even sunny at the end of the afternoon. However, it was again difficult to get the boat speed up with the southwesterly of 15 knots and the waves, just like yesterday. During the day the breeze turned to the South and dropped to about ten knots. ...
Farr 40 East Coast Championship - Enfant Terrible emerges victorious
By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland ,
12:47 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Enfant Terrible was sailing in fifth place of the final race at the Farr 40 East Coast Championship when tactician Vasco Vascotto made a bold move. Vascotto decided to split from the leaders and head toward the left side of the course, a risky move because it could have cost skipper Alberto Rossi the regatta. ...
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sails on San Francisco Bay
10:50 PM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
On Saturday morning the Luna Rossa AC72 sailed for the first time in San Francisco in the bay where the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup regattas will take place starting July 7th.
With an early morning roll out, Luna Rossa sailed in light winds (3 knots) that increased up to 12 and allowed the crew to carry out an extensive number of manoeuvres. ...
Musto Vice Admiral's Cup - A most welcome late appearance on day 2
By Fiona Brown,
9:48 PM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
The second day of racing at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club's 2013 Musto Vice Admiral's Cup brought mixed weather conditions. Morning saw very light airs and weak sunshine forcing the race committee to postpone. After an hour's delay, racing commenced under steely skies in a shifty and patchy breeze of circa five knots from the west-south-west. ...
Virtual ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships begin May 20th
By SailX, ,
8:02 PM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
For a second year running, the award-winning sailboat racing simulator SailX.com will be running the 'Virtual ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships'. Following last years' successful collaboration with ISAF and the team in Dublin, this years' virtual event will take place from 20th May – 30th June 2013. ...
Women's Int'l Match Racing Series - No Saturday surprises in St. Quay
By Joakim Hermansson, ,
7:39 PM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
At the Women’s International Match Racing Series in Saint Quay, there were no Saturday surprises, as all four of the crews that dominated the double round-robin also qualified for the semi-finals. The event's sovereign Lucy Macgregor of Great Britain, and Klaartje Zuiderbaan from The Netherlands, both swept away their opponents with a clean 3 - 0 score in their respective quarterfinal. ...
AWMRT Match Race Germany: Qualifying complete, Quarter Finals underway
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
6:09 PM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
'It’s not normally like this' – is a phrase regularly heard in sailing circles in reference to ‘unusual weather’, however for once this has worked in the favour of competitors. After a brief lull in the middle of the day, the wind filled in this afternoon and the sun came out allowing the race committee to complete Qualifying and start the Quarter Finals. ...
America's Cup: We are here for the sailing not a TV show - Luna Rossa
By Richard Gladwell,
4:33 AM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
Luna Rossa, the Italian Challenger for the 34th America's Cup have just released a video of the media conference addressed by the team's principal, Patrizio Bertelli. The media conference was attended by the whole Italian team, who stood like a wall of support behind Mr Bertelli, skipper Max Sirena and key team members. Behind them all was the team's AC72 ...
Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta - Autumn like conditions for the start
By Diana Bogaards, ,
2:14 AM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
The Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta in The Hague/Netherlands commenced with autumn like conditions. Temperatures below normal, steady rain and high waves made it tricky for the sailors on six courses. However, the racing went smoothly, without collisions or dropouts. Due to the strong wind of the previous day, there was still a decent swell, although the breeze had already dropped. ...
Laser Lawsuit - Kirby´s dramatic move *Feature
1:27 AM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
Kirby Inc. yesterday dramatically increased the pressure on LP, ISAF and the ILCA when they asked the US Federal Court in Connecticut to issue a prejudgment remedy against LP.
If this was to be granted as requested LP and its associates would be unable to build Lasers or have anyone else build them for them, while the Courts then could take their time hearing the case. ...
Farr 40 East Coast Championship - Barking Mad moves into the lead
By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland ,
1:01 AM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
When asked to describe day three of the Farr 40 East Coast Championship, John Demourkas drank a beer while sitting in his support boat at the Annapolis Yacht Club docks and just shook his head. The California skipper remains baffled by the conditions on the Chesapeake Bay, but felt fortunate that his Groovederci team held onto third place for the third straight day. ...
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