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Rule changes for 2011 Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo media,
On Sunday morning the Volvo Ocean Race looked again to the future and particularly the next race which is due to start in 2011. The occasion was the third in a series of ‘round table' meetings where future plans for the race are presented and explained - number one objective is to increase the number of competitors in the next race... [more]
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Team Aqua crowned RC 44 Austria Cup champion
Event media,
It went down to the last hurdle between No Way Back, Artemis and Team Aqua, separated by two points only before the ninth and last regatta of the event. No Way Back wins the fleet race ranking – on a tie with Artemis – whilst Team Aqua conquers the overall title thanks to its victory in the match race... [more]
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Champagne sailing for Vice Admiral's Cup at Cowes
Event media,
To quote Solent sailing legend Kelvin Rawlings 'On a day like this there's nowhere I'd rather be racing than the Solent' - and for the competitors at this year's Vice Admiral's Cup, hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes from 29-31 May, it was certainly a weekend of champagne sailing... [more]
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Finn Focus - Wright does it again
Robert Deaves,
Ed Wright (GBR) has done it again. At each and every medal race in the past four regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup he has pulled something extra out of the bag to give himself the best possible chance... [more]
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OSTAR 2009 - La Promesse has substantial lead over fleet
Marten Holden - Race Officer,
Up early today to check the 0400 positions and make sure all my ducks are in a row. Is this the OSTAR? La Promesse (Jan Kees Lampe) has a substantial lead this morning over her nearest rival Jbellino (Rob Craigie). The lead was some 134 miles and La Promesse was logging over two knots faster.... [more]
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Images from Scarlino: Carlo Borlenghi at the Audi Melge 20 series
Carlo Borlenghi and Stefano Gattini,
One of the worlds greatest photographers, Carlo Borlenghi and friends, are at the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series at Scarlino, Italy, and present this superb gallery of images from the event:... [more]
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Team Sea Dubai wins the RC44 DHL Trophy
Event media,
Team Sea Dubai from the UAE recovered from yesterday's counter performance with a splendid victory in the RC44 DHL Trophy followed by a third and a fifth. Thanks to its excellent results (4, 2, 1), Team No Way Back is now the fleet race provisional leader... [more]
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Richardson and Johnson lead I-14 Europeans
Sail-World.com/uk,
The International 14 class are holding their European championship off Scheveningen in the Netherlands. Alister Richardson and Daniel Johnson (GBR) lead after four races... [more]
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Images from the Volvo Ocean Race - In-Port race, Galway, Ireland
Dave Kneale and Rick Tomlinson,
Rick Tomlinson and Dave Kneale present a gallery of images from the two In-Port Races sailed in Galway Bay, Ireland during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover... [more]
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Images from the 2009 Transmanche Race
Thierry Martinez/Sail-World,
Thierry Martinez supplied these images of the 2009 TRANSMANCHE race, which started on Friday 29th May in Aber Wrac'h, on the north coast of Brittany. The Transmanche course is tricky due to powerful tidal effects and requires skill and constant attention from its sailors.... [more]
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British rivals head to head at Match Race Germany
World Match Racing Tour media,
The Quarter Finals of Match Race Germany got underway this afternoon with Francesco Bruni choosing Damien Iehl as his opponent which left British rivals Ben Ainslie and Ian Williams to go head to head.... [more]
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First medals awarded at ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta
Sail-world.com/uk,
The first medal race of the Delta Lloyd Regatta – the fifth leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the 470 Mens event was won by the French pair Pierre Leboucher and Vincent Garos, with the local Dutch duo of Sven Coster-Kalle Coster in claiming silver and Argentina's Lucas Calabrese-Juan de la Feunte bronze... [more]
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ISAF Athletes Commission Launch New Website
Laura Baldwin,
To help us to better communicate with the sailors we have built a new website. The URL is: www.sailorvoice.org it has information about the ISAF AC, London 2012, Events, News, Classes, useful links and most importantly a forum where you can have your say. New topics will be posted regularly so keep checking the site for new information, meeting notes, hero stories and more.... [more]
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PUMA wins Volvo in-port race series in Galway
Volvo media,
PUMA won the in-port race series in Galway today after two thrilling races were held on Galway Bay. This is the first time that PUMA has been on top of the podium for the Volvo Ocean Race and it brings her closer to second place in the overall standings... [more]
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America's Cup E-Mailbag - latest correspondence
Various correspondents,
More letters as the life is slowly choked out of the America's Cup. Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to nzeditor@sail-world.com... [more]
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OSTAR 2009 - More retirements head back to port
Marten Holden,
The Original Single Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR) is the world's oldest solo ocean challenge, dating back to 1960. The latest news on retirements from the race.... [more]
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Ericsson Racing Team ready for Galway In-Port Race
Ericsson Racing Team,
Ericsson Racing Team is ready to race in the afternoon's Galway In-Port Race of the Volvo Ocean Race. Coming off a disappointing seventh-place finish on Leg 7 due in part to a collision with a whale, Ericsson 3 skipper Magnus Olsson is confident for the crew's chances tomorrow.... [more]
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Burge and Wagstaff are Fireball Champions
Sail-World.com/uk,
Despite losing three complete days of sailing at WPNSA, the Fireball class managed to complete a ten race schedule for their 2009 UK Nationals. Victory went to Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff from Poole YC, who overhauled the 2008 champions, Dave Wade and Ben McGrane in the penultimate race on the final day to take the title... [more]
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Images from Delta Lloyd: 470 Men, RS:X, 49er and Laser
Sander van der Borch,
Images from the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, Holland featuring the 470 Men, RS:X, 49er and Laser classes... [more]
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Day 1 of the RC 44 Austria Cup fleet regatta
Event media,
The Slovenian team Ceeref, with Igor Lah at the helm and Paul Cayard at the tactics, makes the best of the massive shifts, strong gusts and rain and hailstones showers on day one of the fleet race event of the RC 44 Austria Cup... [more]
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Irish triumph at Etchells European Championship
Event media,
Jay Burke sailing Nothside Dragon, with David Cagney and Declan Macmanus from the Howth YC, won the International Etchells European Championship organised and run by the Royal Mersey YC and the Holyhead SC over the holiday weekend... [more]
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Images from Delta Lloyd: 49er, Star, Finn and Womens 470
Thom Touw,
Images from the first two days of the Delta Lloyd Regatta featuring the Star, 49er, Finn and Womens 470 classes... [more]
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BlackMatch still in the mix at Germany Match
BlackMatch Media,
BlackMatch Racing reports from the German MatchRace: 'Day 2 of racing and conditions were great for sailing here in Langenargen, spectacular blue skies with a light offshore 8 knot breeze made for some exciting racing, while the extremely shifty conditions caught out many of the world's best.... [more]
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Coppa Europa Smeralda 888 - Mascalzone Latino leads the way
YCCS media,
Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino heads the classification after the first day of racing in the Coppa Europa Smeralda 888. The nine-strong fleet started Race One at 2.30 pm today in 12 to 14 knots of the famous Sardinian Mistral breeze.... [more]
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Day 3 - Finn Focus at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik
Robert Deaves,
Despite blotting his scorecard in race five today, Friday, Giles Scott (GBR) has maintained his seven point lead at the top of the Finn fleet after day three at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands... [more]
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Day 3 at the Delta Lloyd Regatta for the ISAF Sailing World Cup
Sail-World.com,
Day 3 at the Delta Lloyd Regatta for the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Medemblik, Netherlands. Morgan Lagraviere and Yann Rocherieux (FRA) lead the 49er event with John Pink and Rick Peacock (GBR) – silver medallists at the Miami and Palma World Cup events – in second place and Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) third in a competitive 49er fleet... [more]
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Match Race Germany - Richard romps to quarter finals
Tour Media,
The weather gods sent beautiful sunshine and a testing, shifty 8-10 knot breeze which enabled the race committee to complete a further 8 flights of the round robin on Day 2 of Match Race Germany.... [more]
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Images from the 18ft Skiff UK Nationals by Tom Vian
Tom Vian,
Images from the 18ft Skiff UK Nationals by Tom Vian. The UK 18ft Skiff fleet descended on Hayling Island SC over the holiday weekend for the UK National Championships... [more]
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The 18ft Skiff UK National Championship Report
Ben Clothier,
The UK 18ft Skiff fleet descended on Hayling Island over the holiday weekend for the UK National Championships, sponsored by Carbonology and Predator Technology who are providing Headcam footage of the UK series. Plenty of sun, but not much wind, however the race team managed to squeeze 7 races with the available breeze providing close tactical skiff racing... [more]
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In-port race of the Volvo Ocean Race on Galway Bay Saturday
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The sixth in-port race day of the Volvo Ocean Race is scheduled for Saturday afternoon on Galway Bay and it promises to be among the more memorable events of the 2008-09 race. If the welcome the fleet received last weekend at the conclusion of the leg from Boston is any indication, the local crowds will be large, loud, and very enthusiastic... [more]
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Pre-Games Training Camp venues available ahead of London 2012 Games
ISAF,
Over 20 different venues around Great Britain are available to sailing teams wishing to take part in a Pre-Games Training Camp ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.... [more]
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Giles Scott leads Finn class - Day 2 of the Delta Lloyd Regatta
Robert Deaves, IFA,
A dramatic sea change on day two at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands resulted in some very up and down results for the 63 strong Finn fleet.... [more]
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Michel Desjoyeaux wins first Seychelles Regatta
Event media,
French star sailor Michel Desjoyeaux and his crew grabbed the trophy as the inaugural champions at the first Seychelles Regatta. The regatta was nothing like the popular Vendee Globe but twice winner of the solo round-the-world race, Desjoyeaux was a true expert in the Seychelles waters as he led his team to a first-place finish on the podium.... [more]
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International field for Farr 40 World Championship
KPMS,
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - 26 boats from 10 nations, including the USA, Australia, Greece, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Italy, are slated to compete in this truly international event. Three-times in a row Vincenzo Onorato and Mascalzone Latino will defend their title from 24-27 June in Portr cervo, Sardinia.... [more]
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BlackMatch face big challenge after a mixed first day at Germany Match
BlackMatch Racing,
Blackmatch Racing reports from the first day of the German Match Cup, part of the World Match Racing Tour for 2009: 'We had a mixed day today managing wins over Ben Ainslie and Bjorn Hansen, however with a ‘who's who' of match racing line up here in Germany, we lost out to Mathieu Richard, Peter Gilmour and Ian Williams, in our other three matches. '... [more]
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Match Race Germany - Overall Report after Day One
Yvonne Reid,
The teams competing in the 12th annual Match Race Germany, stage 2 of the World Match Racing Tour, were greeted with glorious conditions today as Lake Constance delivered a beautiful 12 knot north westerly morning breeze for racing to get underway.... [more]
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Vice Admiral's Cup starts Friday
Fiona Brown,
With just a few days left to go until the start of the fifth edition of the Vice Admiral's Cup, to be hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 May, there's already a big buzz about this year's regatta... [more]
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John Cook's Cristabella team back in Audi MedCup
Event Media,
After being unable to race in Alicante, the British Cristabella team will return to compete on the Audi MedCup Circuit with their new boat and some additional key crew members. John Cook's team will race in the next event, the City of Marseille Trophy, with the 2008 TP52 of El Desafío.... [more]
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'There's a cow in the rig'
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gille Martin-Raget sends a set of images from Groupe Bel, taken recently in Port Camargue (South of France) during the sea trial of Kito de Pavant 's 60 ft monohull. The pictures have been taken before the announcement of the name of the crew of Kito in the next two handed Transat Jacques Vabre to be sailed next November.... [more]
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Early race leader retires from OSTAR 2009
Event media/various blogs,
OSTAR race leader Anne Caseneuve has informed race officials she has unfortunately had to retire from the race and is returning east. Read the latest blogs from two of the competitors.... [more]
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Possible Volvo Ocean Race comeback for Seb Josse?
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Volvo Ocean Race news - If Josse is to come back, there is one project that would have a particular appeal for him. 'I am interested in coming back,' he says. 'I am here to see what is going on with the race, all the big changes that are being talked about. I would like very much to come back and do the race again, but this is a very early stage and I am looking at the options. There are a few... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Match Race Germany
WMRT Media,
The picturesque town of Langenaren on the shores of Lake Constance will be flooded with sailors and spectators this week as Match Race Germany opens its doors.... [more]
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Portimao Global Ocean Race: Leg 5 start delayed for collision repairs
Oliver Dewar,
Portimao Global Ocean Race Leg 5 from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portimão, Portugal, will be delayed by four days. In the pre-dawn of Saturday 16th May, Leg 4 of the Portimão Global Ocean Race took a highly dramatic turn for the fleet's solo sailor Michel Kleinjans.... [more]
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RC 44 Austria Cup Day 1 - A tactician's nightmare
Event Media,
The teams involved in the RC 44 Austria Cup faced difficult conditions on day one of the Austria Cup, with shifty and irregular winds that tested the tactician's nerves and generated some unexpected come backs and upsets.... [more]
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Steady start for GBR on day 1 of ISAF Sailing World Cup
Lindsey Bell / sail-world.com,
Winds consistently over 20 knots, and gusting in excess of 30 knots meant that most of the 11 classes competing were unable to complete their racing schedule on the first day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta five-day event – but where racing was possible, Skandia Team GBR's sailors held firm.... [more]
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Flying 15 Images from the Southern Championships
David Harding,
David Harding supplied these images from the recent Flying 15 Southern Championships. Sam Nettam and Martin Gray of HISC took the title, one point ahead of David and Sally McKee of Dovestone SC... [more]
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Roger Hudson wins French Laser SB3 Eurocup
Chris Darling,
Roger Hudson from South Africa won the Laser SB3 Eurocup event held in Morgat, France, hosted by the Naval Academy at Brest as part of the French Grand Prix de Voile series. Sailing City of Cape Town, Hudson, a former 505 world champion, finished two points ahead of Jerry Hill and his 3 Sad Old Blokes team... [more]
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OSTAR Day 2 Blog from the Oscar Mead on King of Shaves
Event media,
A WILD night out in the race course, less a race course for King Of Shaves, more a survival course. I was down to the Number 4 and no mainsail overnight (and still am as I send this) with winds topping out at 40 knots. Now down to early 30's. Completely O T T for my little boat... [more]
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Final day of the B14 Nationals proves a test of nerve!
Mark Watts,
Tim Harrison and Jonny Ratcliffe are crowned deserved 2009 B14 Champions in the challenging conditions and have won their first ever B14 TT or Nationals event. The big question is can they follow last years B14 Champion to take the Endeavour Champion of Champions title later in the year?... [more]
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Liz Wardley completes Brest to Cherbourg on SolOceans one-design
SolOceans media,
Liz Wardley* (skipper of Sojasun) is the first sailor to have sailed on board the SolOceans one-design (16 metres - 52.5 feet) in the condition of a solo race, during 36 hours, on the Brest to Cherbourg (Normandy - France) trip.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Concept drawings of Alinghi's America's Cup Defender
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
By design or default, there is no doubting that the intrigue and attention that Alinghi has attracted attention from media and sailing fans. One forum topic on the subject of Alinghi's design and building facilities has attracted more than 50 pages of speculation on the Sailing Anarchy website. Here we show the concept drawings by two independent designers of how they envisage the Swiss defender... [more]
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More America's Cup letters: The Empire answers back
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
Societe Nautique de Geneve (SNG) has responded to the earlier correspondence from the Challenger of Record, Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC). The letter is one of two published on the Alinghi.com website. In this they touch on the issue of rules and measurement. The reality is that the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) will be appointing the key officials for the event and that it will be condu... [more]
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ISAF Sailor Classification Code and Classification FAQs updated
ISAF,
The ISAF Sailor Classification Code and Classification FAQs have been updated to in relation to the Classification of owners who occasionally charter out their boats and then race on them.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Shore teams pressed into 'fixing' mode
Riath Al-Samarrai,
The damage assessors have gone in and the verdicts suggest it is unlikely that lobster fishermen will receive many thank you cards from the shore crew in the near future.... [more]
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Valencia Sailing puts the hard word on the CEO of Green Comm
ValenciaSailing.Com,
Valencia Sailing talked on Tuesday afternoon to Francesco de Leo, CEO of Green Comm, the Italian team that filed a challenge for the 33rd America's Cup, representing the Cirvolo Vela Gargnano. Our talk took place in the base of the 32nd America's Cup challenger +39 and covered a wide spectrum of questions such as Green Comm's agenda, its aim, its relation to Alinghi, its finances,... [more]
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Three day Giraglia Rolex Cup attracts top-class fields
KPMS,
The entries are streaming in for the 57th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup. What is particularly appealing about the Giraglia Rolex Cup is the diverse fleet attracted. Some boats choose to just sail the inshore races, others come just to compete in the legendary Giraglia race, but most of the fleet elects to do both.... [more]
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Golden Gate's riposte to the Italian America's Cup Pretender
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Golden Gate Yacht Club have responded to the letters sent earlier in May by Circolo Vela Gargano, who wish to have a Challenger Selection Series for the 33rd America's Cup and for the date of the 33rd Match to be delayed to accomodate their participation in that series.... [more]
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Newcomers stir up established order at Flying 15 Southerns
Mike Kilbee,
The racing throughout the Flying Fifteen Southern Championship was close and only one point separated the overall winners, Sam Nettam and Martin Gray, from runners up, David and Sally McKee.... [more]
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Ronstan are new 18ft Skiff UK National Champions
Gerald New,
No racing on Day 3 of the 18ft Skiff UK Nationals at HISC due to a lack of wind. Therefore, Ronstan sailed by Dave Hall, Paul Constable and Alec Mackinlay from Thorpe Bay SC are the 2009 18ft Skiff UK Champions... [more]
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2008-2009 Portimão Global Ocean Race
12/10/08
5 legs around the World - the World's first Solo-Double race....
For more details and news for this event, go to:
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=1115

2008 - 2009 Volvo Ocean Race
01/01/08
The 2008-09 event will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon...
For more details and news for this event, go to:
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=1081

Round the Island Race
02/06/06
The world's largest and most famous yachting race, the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, is taking place in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England...
For more details and news for this event, go to:
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=814

2009 Audi MedCup Circuit


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http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=1166

2009 World Match Racing Tour

Top skippers and teams begin drive toward World Championship...
For more details and news for this event, go to:
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=1090

DINGHY

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

Regattas, Open Meetings and Championship events for inshore keelboats - including the SB3, Dragon, Etchells, Soling, RS Elite, Daring etc...
For more details and news for this event, go to:
http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=886

Offshore Events

Regattas, Open, Championship and special events for Offshore yachts...
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http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=887

RC 44 Championship Tour

The RC 44 is a light displacement high performance One Design sailing boat. It was designed by three-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts, together with naval architect Andrej Justin....
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http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=1089


 


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