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Luna Rossa beats NZL-92; BMW Oracle top of the table; Fisher's View | 27/04/2007
From the Blogs; No racing again at Valencia; Bob Fisher reports on the effects of doing nothing | 24/04/2007
Race schedule given further tune-up; Two jolts on second day of racing; Emirates Team NZ get a comfortable win | 23/04/2007
Five days lost out of Six; Bob Fisher reports; Corporate hospitality at the Louis Vuitton Cup | 22/04/2007
Racing gets underway to a surprise result; Allianz hosts video and birthday; Schedule is re-booted | 21/04/2007
Bob Fisher on Measurement; Four days of racing lost - what now? Musto Screensaver; Eric Doyle audio clip | 20/04/2007
Bob Fisher on the Race Schedule; No racing again in Valencia; Musto screensaver | 19/04/2007
Fisher on the lowlife shorelife; No racing again in windless Valencia; The Spanish way | 18/04/2007




News - Europe, Africa & the World

Come succede ormai da tempo anche nel 2014 i numeri di certificati ORC nel mondo hanno fatto registrare un trend positivo. In occasione dell'Annual General Meeting dell'Offshore Racing Congress, che si è tenuto a Palma di Maiorca, sono stati annunciati l' incremento di certificati del 10%, con oltre 9.000 nel mondo, sono state approvate numerose migliorie nei Regolamenti ORC e le politiche per il ... [more]  

Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ... [more]  

La segunda etapa de la Volvo Ocean Race lleva casi 24 horas en marcha y el barco español 'MAPFRE' ya ha dejado atrás el Cabo de las Agujas por lo que, junto al resto de la flota, navega metido de lleno en el océano Índico. El equipo español se coloca en segunda posición según el parte de las 14:20 horas española navegando a casi 17 nudos de velocidad. ... [more]  

Well, safe to say that was a Volvo Ocean Race departure that will stay in our memories. With fluctuating winds from 0-40 knots we have an epic sundown as we sailed away from Table Mountain – who was also dressed for the occasion with a thick cloud hanging over the top. ... [more]  

The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ... [more]  

St Barth Cata Cup 2014 - Game on! by Dominique Ladouceur
The boats are ready and the sailors have all had a chance to test their catamarans in a very rigorous St-John Bay. The conditions will be windy at the start of this seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup. Sailors will be facing winds from the west at 18 knots with gusts at 22 knots on the first race day. ... [more]  

Les femmes du Rhum by Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon
Elles étaient quatre au départ de Saint-Malo : elles seront trois à l’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre avec des résultats remarquables à l’image d’Anne Caseneuve (ANEO) qui remporte haut la main la victoire en Classe Rhum, ou comme Miranda Merron (Campagne de France) qui termine à la sixième place parmi les Class40! ... [more]  

British solo sailor Miranda Merron crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo Transatlantic race off Pointe-a-Pitre this Thursday afternoon at 16:17:25hrs UTC 12:17:25hrs local time in seventh place from a Class 40 field of 43 starters. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel. Everyone remembers his first date. At the end of the date, you would kiss if you were lucky. But if you then had another date with the same lady, carrying on from where you left off was not such a foregone conclusion. ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ... [more]  

Britain’s well-known offshore sailor Brian Thompson returns to the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail to take over from French skipper Sidney Gavignet for the return leg of the Route du Rhum, a trans-Atlantic delivery from Guadeloupe to Lorient in France. ... [more]  

After finishing third in the annual RC44 match race championships, Team Nika seem to have got a taste for the podium. It was a tough day on the water for the start of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, with many teams struggling for consistency. ... [more]  

While more modifications are being mooted for the champion supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI as part of her preparation for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, a high-profile new member of the team was revealed on Sydney Harbour today. ... [more]  

Wild Oats XI and Audi are ready to give the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a shot! Photos by Andrea Francolini. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature by Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ... [more]  

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the Emirate’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15, cast off on the next leg of the epic, round-the-world race on Wednesday evening hoping to complete a hat-trick of victories in the best place possible – the team’s home port of Abu Dhabi. ... [more]  

Over 600 scientists gathered in Barcelona for the second International Ocean Research Conference have this evening named the skippers in the Barcelona World Race, the first and only double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops, as scientific agents during their upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, departing from the Catalan capital on December 31st. ... [more]  

Route du Rhum - Class40: un podium rêvé by Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon
Mon premier est un Espagnol qui a survolé la flotte, mon deuxième est un as du catamaran de sport, mon troisième est un vieux briscard à l’expérience bien trempée… Qui suis-je ? Le podium Class40 de la 10e Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe! ... [more]  

Ce mercredi 19 novembre à 18 heures 33 minutes et 41 secondes, le skipper Thibaut Vauchel-Camus a franchi la ligne d’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre de la 10è Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Le skipper de Solidaires en peloton a mis 17 jours 04 heures 33 minutes et 41 secondes pour boucler le parcours de 3 542 milles à la vitesse moyenne de 8,58 nœuds. ... [more]  

Team Brunel has set out on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 from Cape Town tonight. The 6125 mile (11,343 km) route will take the seven racing yachts via the Cape of Good Hope, Madagascar and the Indian Ocean to Abu Dhabi. ... [more]  

As Yann Riou (Onboard Reporter) described it in a direct tweet from onboard Dongfeng just 30 minutes after the start, 'Zero to 40 knots before we’ve even left Cape Town'. A full on, nerve-racking and potentially boat wrecking start to the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

Two days of strong southern breeze marked the last ISAF Grade 3 match racing event in 2014 organised by the Club Nautico and Marina di Scarlino. Eight teams from four nations faced off in Maremma racing on the Beneteau 750s. Francesco Marrai (ITA) came out on top after he took six wins and suffered only one defeat. ... [more]  

Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape From the very start on Wednesday (1800 local/1600 UTC), the sailors were given a taste of things to come with gusts of up to 35 knots kicking up a procession of white-capped waves. It was a question of 'don't break your boat' as most opted for conservative sail choices, whil ... [more]  

Route du Rhum - Class 40 podium settling by Sabina Mollart Rogerson
While Spain's Alex Pella is riding a wave of sheer happiness after finishing first across the finish line for Class 40 in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, confirming he is setting his sights now firmly on the Vendée Globe, the Class40 podium is set to be completed this afternoon in Pointe-a-Pitre. ... [more]  

An invigorated, rested and relatively relaxed crew on Team SCA led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet from Cape Town late this afternoon at the start Leg Two of the Volvo Ocean Race to Abu Dhabi. The 6,125-mile leg will provide a large variety of conditions and will require good seamanship and good navigational choices. ... [more]  

A whole host of Olympic heroes and World Champions will fight it out in the Nacra 17 at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November 2014. The 17-boat Nacra 17 fleet features an abundance of Olympians with no less than 18 appearances stemming from Atlanta 1996 within the 17-boat fleet of 34 sailors. ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Finn fleet is made up of some exceptional talent with Great Britain's Ed Wright and Pieter Jan Postma (NED) coming in to Abu Dhabi, UAE with good form. Wright has been a permanent fixture on World Championship and ISAF Sailing World Cup podiums in recent years. ... [more]  

The RC44 Oman Cup opened with the season’s final day of match racing. Defending champions Team Aqua held a slim one-point lead over Synergy Russian Sailing Team who were fighting for the trophy they last won in 2012. Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika started the day in third, with Hugues Lepic just two-points adrift in fourth and keen to get the French flag onto the podium. ... [more]  

Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race is underway. Catch ther replay here, if you missed the 90 minutes of racing action in Cape Town. The sailing is spectacular! ... [more]  

Visiting Cape Town was more than just a stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race for Team Alvimedica, but was an opportunity to really get to know the people and the culture of the 'mother city.' Take a look at how the team get involved while in Cape Town from meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu to visiting heart surgery patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: We start Leg two to Abu Dhabi this evening, what could be 30 days of stop-start racing through the notoriously tricky Indian Ocean. It will be an emotional departure from Cape Town. The people here are so friendly, so welcoming, and we’ve had some incredible experiences while staying in this beautiful city. ... [more]  

15th Ambassadors Cup - Brazil claims victory by May Ling Teo, Changi Sailing Club
Light winds didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the 20 ambassadors who competed in the 15th annual Changi Sailing Club’s Ambassadors’ Cup, nor did the gentle breezes take the edge off the competitive spirit of the skippers and the crew who competed for the prestigious prize. ... [more]  

Spanish solo skipper Alex Pella wrote himself into the history books of the Route du Rhum solo Transatlantic race and Spanish ocean racing when he crossed the finish line of the 3,542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race first in Classe40 at 06:47:08 hrs TU/07:47:08hrs CET/02:47:08 Local Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

Alex Pella (Tales 2 - Santander) premier Class40 en Guadeloupe
SSL Finals 2014 - Star World Champion Stanjek to race with Olesen
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Finn fight looming on Port Phillip
Rugby man appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia
Welcome back: Congressional Cup Joins Alpari World Match Racing Tour
18ft Skiffs: Smeg's second Red-Line run down Sydney harbour in 40kts *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Start Wednesday - Cyclone season awaits Leg 2 fleet
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Opening day in New Caledonia
RORC Transatlantic Race - Competitive fleet ready to race
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 Media Conference - Full replay *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind ready to race
Volvo Ocean Race: Young sailors get behind ADOR ahead of Leg 2
Route du Rhum - International red carpet awaits
18fters: Getting through the 'Death Zone' in a 35kt breeze *Feature
Marmaris International Race Week - 25th year at Netsel Marina + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Sam Davies speaks openly about the first leg *Feature
Route du Rhum - Dans la chaleur de la nuit
Route du Rhum - Chronique de trois arrivées annoncées
Route du Rhum - The last word
Volvo Ocean Race - Time to suit up, boot up and do it all over again
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Exciting 49er and 49erFX action expected   
Route du Rhum - Les mots de la fin   
Panerai Transat Classique: Altair to be on the startline off Lanzarote   
Route du Rhum - Les Antilles en point de mire!   
America's Cup: Significant changes made to Protocol, but issues remain *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Team Brunel: farmer boy   
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - the 70th   
Route du Rhum - Alex Pella closes in on Pointe a Pitre   
EUROSAF 2K Keelboat Team Racing European Championship - Spinnaker wins   
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team prepares for Leg 2   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - RS:X elite Abu Dhabi bound   
Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston savouring battle for podium   
RC44 Oman Cup - Grand final showdown on the horizon   
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - A tous les amateurs de Rhum …   
Top Kiwi Finn sailor debuts in the 2014 Star Sailors League Finals   
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 - Pella s’en va!   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from Nov 16 show *Feature   
Route du Rhum 2014 - To each their own Rhum   
Australian 18ft Skiffs: 40kt winds cancel race but Witt sails + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi are the Kings of Cape Town   


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