Hyeres, Volvo leg 6 start and more sailing news

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The Olympics draw ever close and the fourth event on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit, Semaine Olympique Française, is important practice for all the sailors contesting this event.

Megan Pascoe and Helena Lucas took the top two places in the one 2.4mR. race held, while Alison Young tops the Laser Radial group winning both her races.

Alison Young, Laser Radial. ?Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, 3rd-18th December 2011. ?Skandia Team GBR image.??For further information please contact team.media@rya.org.uk. ??© Copyright Skandia Team GBR. Image copyright free for editorial use. This image may not be used for any other purpose without the express prior written permission of the RYA. For full copyright and contact information please see http://media.skandiateamgbr.com/fotoweb/conditions.fwx?

The Volvo Ocean Race leg 6 has started and the boats are racing from Brazil to Miami, USA. The Global Ocean Race Class40s have reached their halfway point on their journey from Punta del Este, Uruguay, to Charleston, USA while the Clipper round the World yachts are tightly bunched as they race towards Panama.

The fleet of Volvo Open 70's blast away from the start line of leg 6, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)

ISAF has released their 2016 Equipment Evaluation reports and we have local news from around the country as the season hots up.

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Have a great week.