Joyon, Peyron, tight match racing in Germany but where is Ireland?

Welcome to this week's European newsletter.

Match Race Germany, the second event on the World Match Racing Tour calendar is underway on Lake Constance. French sailor, Mathieu Richard tops the WRMT leaderboard and is hoping for a good placing at Match Race Germany to increase his overall lead.

Francis Joyon has announced his entry into the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Joyon and his 30 metre red Trimaran Idec II will be hoping to beat their own 2001 record of 3.08.29.

A 'pea-souper' fog has added a degree of difficulty to the Normandy Channel Race; Thomas Ruyant and Tanguy Leglatin currently lead the race.

‘Mr Multihull’ Loick Peyron takes over the helm of the Extreme 40 Oman Sails Masirah for the Extreme Sailing Series Europe, the RC44 Class has announced its first World Championship is set for Puerto Calero (Canary Islands) in October and the Louis Vuitton Trophy teams are in La Maddalena (Italy) for a planned Saturday start to the latest event.

The latest ISAF World Match race Rankings have been published with Mathieu Richard, Damien Iehl and Sebastien Col and Claire Leroy all in the top ten.

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