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Six medals and top nation prize for GBR's sailors in Holland
Lindsey Bell,
Britain's sailors topped the medals table and picked up the best nation prize at the latest leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Series in Holland, picking up six podium spots on Sunday including a hat-trick of golds for Ed Wright, Paul Goodison and the women's match racing team of Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Ali Martin... [more]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Match Race Germany - Chaos and Collisions in Battle of Britain
Tour Media,
The all British encounter between Ainslie and Williams looked likely to be a feisty encounter and the two sailing heavy weights didn't disappoint. The two matches they completed saw five penalties awarded, multiple collisions, a man overboard and a black flag disqualification for one of the teams.... [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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Asher and Willis miss out in 470 final at ISAF Sailing World Cup
Lindsey Bell,
World Champions Nic Asher and Elliot Willis narrowly missed out in Great Britain's first medal opportunity at the Delta Lloyd Regatta - They finished fourth in the 470 event won by the French pair Pierre Leboucher and Vincent Garos. Sunday will see 15 GBR boats featuring in the medal races on the final day of the regatta... [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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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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Sailing Clubs named as Olympic Pre-Games Training Camp venues
ISAF,
Over 20 different Sailing Clubs 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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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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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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Goodison and Scott lead the way in Holland
Lindsey Bell,
British sailors remain in the medal hunt on day three of the latest leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Medemblik, Netherlands, with the men's single-handed sailors leading the way. Paul Goodison and Giles Scott top their respective Laser and Finn fleets... [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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Ian Gray wins Dragon East Coast Championship
Dragon event media,
The 2009 Dragon East Coast Championship was hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch, over the late Spring Bank Holiday weekend; the entry was 20 boats of which five were visitors... [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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Giles Scott leads Finn at Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik
Robert Deaves,
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. One man steering a steady course though is Giles Scott (GBR)... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Four British boats in pole after day two
Lindsey Bell,
Finn sailor Giles Scott, Olympic Laser Champion Paul Goodison and the crews of Penny Clark-Saskia Clark and John Pink-Rick Peacock were Skandia Team GBR's top performers on day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands, on Thursday... [more]
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Hard fought struggle for RC 44 Cup Match Race title
RC44 media,
Cameron Appleton and his team remained under threat until the very last race of the RC 44 Cup Match Race. With one last race to go, Karol Jablonski's Polish team was the only one still in a position to beat Aqua... [more]
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Can you help to save Lively Lady?
Barry Pickthall,
The June issue of Boat News, highlights the sorry story of Lively Lady, the iconic yacht that pioneer sailor Sir Alec Rose, sailed solo around the world back in 1968. The famous yacht has been the subject of a legal dispute since completing a second highly publicised circumnavigation in 2005... [more]
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West Riding SC's annual Open Spring Bank Regatta
John Gledhill,
Forty-seven boats took part in West Riding SC's annual Open Spring Bank Regatta held over the three days of the Spring Bank Holiday. There were class starts for Solos and Lasers, with the Saturday and Sunday of the event counting towards the Winder Boats Solo Northern Championship... [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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Ian Williams chasing Match Race Germany title
Kate Brewer,
Bahrain Team Pindar's Double World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams, begins his pursuit of the Match Race Germany title on Lake Constance this Thursday... [more]
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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to visit WPNSA
Event media,
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will visit the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on 11 June. The Academy provides access to the best small boat sailing waters in the world and is the first venue to be completed for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games... [more]
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Steve Dennison wins first Winder Boats Solo Northern Champs
John Gledhill,
Twenty four boats, twenty one degrees centigrade, seventeen prizes, two races and no wind were some of the magic numbers emerging from the inaugural Winder Boats Solo Northern Championship held at West Riding Sailing Club over the weekend 23 and 24 May... [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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Collision damage delays Portimao Race
Oliver Dewar,
The start of Leg 5 from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portimao, Portugal, will be delayed by four days, allowing the completion of vital work on Michel Kleinjan's damaged Open 40, Roaring Forty... [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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Forskett and Needham lead Fireball Nationals
Sail-World.com/uk,
Tom Forskett and Tim Needham are tied in the lead of the Fireball Nationals with Dave Wade and Ben McGrane after four races. Big Breeze arrived in Weymouth after two days of very little wind... [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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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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J/109s finish 2nd & 3rd in RORC North Sea Race
Class media,
Five J/109s participated in the RORC North Sea Race over the Bank Holiday weekend. This race of approximately 210 miles is organised by RORC in association with the Royal Harwich Yacht Club. EAORA, Yacht Club Scheveningen, Royal Maas Yacht Club, Noordzee Club and the Royal Dutch Navy Yacht Club.... [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....
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2008 - 2009 Volvo Ocean Race
01/01/08
The 2008-09 event will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon...
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Gear & Gadgets
01/01/07
Latest sailing gear and gadgets...
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2009 Audi MedCup Circuit


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2009 World Match Racing Tour

Top skippers and teams begin drive toward World Championship...
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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...
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Offshore Events

Regattas, Open, Championship and special events for Offshore yachts...
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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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