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05/03/2007






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Irish win Day 1 Day 2007 Bacardi Cup Regatta
By Event Media,
The Irish sailing team of Maurice O’Connell and crew Ben Cooke finished first in day one of sailing in the 80th Annual Bacardi Cup Star Class Regatta... [more]


Images from the St Maarten Heineken Regatta
By Steve Arkley,
Images from Steve Arkley at the St Maarten Heineken Regatta... [more]


Clash of the Titans!
By Media,
The clear, azure waters surrounding the green peaks of the island of St Maarten were dotted with sails of all sizes, colors and descriptions today when racing began for all 20 classes comprising the mammoth 239-boat fleet that has gathered here for the 27th running of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta... [more]


Stamm finishes Leg 2 of VELUX 5 Oceans
By Media,
Bernard Stamm, onboard his Open 60 Cheminees Poujoulat, crossed the finish line of leg 2 in the VELUX 5 Oceans at 22:59:25 local time (3:59:45 UTC) Saturday evening... [more]


ABN Amro good start at St Maarten Heineken Regatta
By Kate Fairclough,
ABN AMRO ONE, winner of the 2005–6 Volvo Ocean Race today proved her prowess on the racecourse in Simpson Bay, St Maarten, Caribbean, as she won each of the three races in her ‘Bigboat Class’ to take the Budget Marine Commodore’s Cup trophy. The trophy, to be presented to Rolex World Sailor of the Year Mike Sanderson this evening, was hotly contested on the preliminary day to the 27th St Maarten Heineken Regatta.... [more]


RS600FF - why float when you can fly?
By Media PR,
The RS600FF takes a great boat – the popular RS600 singlehander – and with the addition of some carbon/epoxy hydrofoils turns it into a flying machine capable of travelling at twice the speed of the wind... [more]


New Rooster 8.1 looks to be a Win - Win solution
By Sail-World/GJN,
The new Rooster 8.1 package is a mast/sail rig to supercharge the standard Laser hull. It comprises of a replacement 3.6 meter bottom mast section, which takes the standard topmast section and an all new 8.1 sq. meter sail, increasing the standard sail area by 1 sq meter... [more]


Images from St Maarten Heineken Regatta Day 1
By Steve Arkley,
Steve Arkley captured the action on the opening day of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta... [more]


Flying Fifteens - Victorian titles 2007
By David Seaman,
Flying Fifteen Victorian Titles at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Williamstown, on the 10th and 11th March... [more]


WIN the 1000th 49er
By Ovington media,
Unique opportunity to win a 49er, boat number 1000 - Tickets for this fantastic prize are on sale at the RYA Dinghy Sailing Show on the Ovington stand C34, being held at Alexandra Palace from 3 – 4 March... [more]


New Volvo RYA Champion Clubs unveiled
By Sophie Luther,
Three sailing clubs - Blackwater Sailing Club in Essex, Frampton Sailing Club in Gloucestershire and Itchenor Sailing Club in West Sussex - are to be awarded the prestigious Volvo RYA Champion Club status at the RYA Dinghy Sailing Show on Saturday 3 March... [more]

49er sailors get roped in with Marlow
By RYA,
Skandia Team GBR’s Transitional Squad sailors Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign are the second sailing duo to be awarded the Marlow Ropes Prize in 2007 and will officially receive their prize at the RYA Dinghy Sailing Show... [more]


B14s On the Up
By Class media,
Over the winter the B14 Class Association Winter Pursuit Team has been attending the major handicap open meetings. Starting with the Brass Monkey at Leigh-on-Sea which Readycrest (B14 768) won and finishing with the Starcross Steamer at Starcross, Exeter... [more]


Calais Round Britain Race - 12 entries expected
By Agence Blanco Negro,
With three months to the start of the Calais Round Britain Race, the number of entries is shaping up nicely with a great mix of new prototypes and top names from the Imoca circuit. At least twelve boats are expected in port on the Opale coast at the end of May as they prepare for the 1850 mile sprint across the most difficult seas in Europe... [more]


New Lasers at the Dinghy Sailing Show
By Media,
Laser has launched three new boats this year - The Laser Bahia, Laser’s New Family Sailing Sensation! The Dart 16X, Laser took Britain’s best selling catamaran and just made it better! And the Laser Pico - What’s the difference between the Sport and the regular Pico? It’s upgraded with high-tech materials for an enhanced racing experience. PLUS win a brand new Laser... [more]

IRC Ratings change for battened spinnakers
By Mike Urwin,
Following IRC Notice 2007/01 regarding the rating of battened spinnakers, the IRC Policy Steering Group has reviewed the increase in TCC given to boats carrying such sails, with the intention of ensuring that the deterrent effect of the increase in TCC will be such as to discourage use of such sails. The IRC Policy Steering Group did not sanction the banning of Spinoas... [more]


18ft Skiffs at the Dinghy Sailing show - 3/4 March
By Alec Mckinlay,
The 18ft Skiff is making a welcome return to the Dinghy Sailing show this year. Look out for the class on stand C6 in the Great Hall where the 2005 & 2006 National and Grand Prix winning Radii will be on display... [more]

Spod Olive and Guy Fillmore are RS800 Champs
By RS media,
A good turnout of 25 boats braved the early season cold weather and rain showers, and battled it out with some close racing on the water. However the race for the title became a two horse race early on between Spod Olive & new crew Guy Fillmore and Pete Barton & Roz Allen... [more]


Lehtinen (FIN) wins Winter Challenge Women’s Final
By RYA/Lindsey Bell,
Finland’s Lehtinen secured victory at JPMorgan Asset Management Winter Challenge Women’s Final, last weekend (23-25 February). Fifty of the world’s top women’s match racers descend on Queen Mary’s Sailing Club in Staines for the JPMorgan Asset Management Winter Challenge Women’s final... [more]

Chris Larr is RS Vareo Winter Champion
By RS media,
The GUL sponsored RS Vareo Winter Championship was held at the Datchet Water Sailing Club over the 24 / 25 February. The fleet was greeted with a stiff breeze and the expectation that it would hold for the weekend... [more]

Olly Straker wins RS600 Winter Championship
By RS Assoc,
Fifteen RS600s descended on Datchet Water SC for the 2007 GUL Winter Championships. Saturday provided some superb conditions with 15ish knots of breeze. It was a bit chilly, but there wouldn’t be much point in having a winter championships if it wasn’t... [more]


The mystery backer of Team NZ
By Greg Ford, Sunday Star Times,
His name is Matteo de Nora, he's an international man of mystery and if Team New Zealand brings home the America's Cup this year, we'll owe him a $20 million debt of gratitude. The Sunday Star-Times can reveal that de Nora is one of a small network of wealthy international and New Zealand businessmen underwriting the team's cup challenge.... [more]


Greenhalghs 11th aboard Basilica at the F18 Worlds
By Becky Hayes,
The Basilica sponsored F18 team of Robert and Peter Greenhalgh ended their 2007 F18 Worlds campaign in an impressive 11th place overall today after an exciting final day of racing at the Rydges Capricorn Resort off Yeppoon in Queensland, Australia.... [more]

White Knuckle Rides at the Starcross Steamer
By Mark Barnes/Mark Elkington,
The winter pursuit circus headed down to the SW to Starcross Sailing Club opposite Exmouth on the River Exe. Some had turned up on Saturday to practice in a gentle force 2 – 3 including seven B14s... [more]


Stamm keeps going (fast) on rainwater
By Media,
Stamm (SUI) has enough water to drink but not to wash - Shiraishi (JPN) dreams of Northern stars - Sir Robin (GBR) has another Royal Navy visitor. As the VELUX 5 Oceans enters it seventh week the only skipper with an immediate end in sight is the unstoppable dynamo, Bernard Stamm, who is enjoying an incredible lead of 2739 miles, with some 1697 miles to go... [more]


Party Again at Zwitserleven Round Texel Race
By Diana Bogaards,
The 30th Zwitserleven Round Texel Race in the Netherlands shows several innovations. First, the recreational sailors will have their own classification, the so called silver fleet. Also, it is going to see the revival of ancient ‘Texel party-time’ for competitors and their friends... [more]


Asko Cartwheel in JJ Giltinan
By Sail-World,
Footage of Asko's crash, when they hit Asko Rock on Sydney Harbour yesterday... [more]


One More Boat For Hyères
By ISAF,
The number of boats at the Women's High Performance Dinghy Evaluation Event has increased from five to six. The 29er has joined the 29erXX, RS800, Cherub Daemon, Carbonology GT60 and International 14 for the Evaluation Event in Hyères, France from 16-19 April 2007.... [more]


Lang Walker wins 2007 Hamilton Island Farr 40's
By Sam Crichton,
Lang Walker and the crew on Kokomo were crowned 2007 Hamilton Island Farr 40 Australian Champions today after three very close days of racing. A separation of 10 points gave Walker the title from Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban with Ivan Wheen’s Sputnik rounding out the three podium places.... [more]


It's All Over at JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Champs
By Frank Quealey,
While Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis could do no better than fourth in the final race of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, they already had secured the title after yesterday’s race 6... [more]

Gear & Gadgets
01/01/07
Latest sailing gear and gadgets...
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http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=913

Keelboat Events
01/10/06
Regattas, Open Meetings and Championship events for inshore keelboats - including the Dragon, Etchells, Soling, RS Elite, Daring etc...
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Offshore Events
01/10/06
Regattas, Open, Championship and special events for Offshore yachts...
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http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=887

RS Nationals
19/08/06
RS Class UK National Championships...
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http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=847

UK Dinghy Sailing Show
03/03/06
Alexandra Palace Sat, 3 Mar 2007 to Sun, 4 Mar 2007...
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http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=914

2007 America's Cup

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2008 Olympics

To be held in China in 2008....
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DINGHY

All the Dinghy, Multihull and small keelboat events, news, racing reports and results....
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