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Images from Kieler Woche: before the Medal Races
Kieler Woche Media,
Images from the last three days of the Kieler Woche regatta... [more]
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Mitch Booth to helm BT Extreme 40 at iShares Cup in Hyeres
BT media,
BT Extreme 40 regular driver, Darren Bundock, has been forced to step down for Round 2 of the iShares Cup in Hyères due to torn knee ligaments. Mitch Booth, will take the BT helm for this challenging round over the 3rd to 5th July.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre: Skippers use Solitaire du Figaro as preparation
Vendee Globe media,
Five skippers from the last Vendée Globe – and among them some of the top names – have decided to do battle this summer in the one design monotype series in the fortieth 'Solitaire du Figaro'. They all lined up for the start of the last Vendée Globe and will all be back together again on 30th July at the start of the Figaro in Lorient.... [more]
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SB3 UK National Championships at Falmouth
Katie Ashworth,
Falmouth was the out and out venue of choice for the 2009 National Championships. Falmouth is the first repeat venue for the Class Nationals and has already proved a popular venue with 64 entries, the UK SB3 class's highest National Championships entry ever.... [more]
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British sailors enjoy Vassiliki Watersports Festival
Event media,
In an quality field of Olympic athletes and International Champions the winners of the dominant classes in the Vassiliki Watersports Festival, Laser and Open Catamaran were the local teams.... [more]
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Finn Focus at Kiel Day 4 - Ed Wright in third place and chasing hard
Robert Deaves,
The medal race for the Finn class at Kiel Week couldn't be closer. A mere eight points separate the top six boats. Tuesday was day four at Kiel and with just one race on the board from Saturday's decidedly up and down race, the fleet was keen to get going. So much so that seven boats were pulled out of the first race on Tuesday with black flags.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Russia's racing bid hangs in the balance
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Team Russia arrived in Stockholm in the latest stage of their bid to qualify for a return to racing. Discussions are currently going on between the team and the race organisation to ascertain what needs to be done before the boat is given the go-ahead to end its self-imposed suspension and return to racing.... [more]
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Brits lead Star and Laser fleets at Kiel Week
Sail-World.com,
Today was the last round before the medal round at Keil Week 2009. Here are the current UK placings by class. Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (GBR) head the Star leader board after four races.... [more]
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Women's Match Racing - Rolex Osprey Cup NOR posted online
Dana Paxton,
The Notice of Race for the 2009 Rolex Osprey Cup has been posted by organizers St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.) to the event website www.rolexwomensmatch.org. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Grade 1 match racing regatta – scheduled for October 20-24 – annually attracts the world's top women sailors... [more]
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GP42 Global Cup Puerto Calero announced
ORC,
The GP42 Class, World Sailing Management, and Puerto Calero are pleased to announce that the 2009 GP42 Class Global Championship will be held over 13-17 October at the Club de Mar Puerto Calero, Lanzarote.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds set to start in Porto Cervo
Jill Campbell,
Twenty six Farr 40 yachts representing 10 nationalities (Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany,Greece,Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United States) are ready and waiting for tomorrow's start in the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). Windward-leeward races will take place from June 24th to 27th with a maximum of ten races scheduled... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Final decision pending on Louis Vuitton World Series
Richard Gladwell,
An final decision is still pending on an extension of the highly successful Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, which will introduce a new world series of sailing regattas using America's Cup class yachts. Already several meetings have been held with 12 teams from 10 countries being present at one discussion. A second meeting was held in Marseilles during the recent Audi Med... [more]
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Terry Curtis wins OK Dinghy Thames Valley Travellers event
IOKDBCA Publicity,
Fourteen OK dinghy sailors competed in the annual event at Upper Thames SC. Racing got underway on Saturday in 5-10 knots of breeze from the west, enabling race officer Nigel Garland to start the fleet from the club line with a long beat upstream adding a dogleg in the course to mix things up.... [more]
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Royal Yacht Squadron Cowes to hold Swan European Regatta 2009
Cailah Leask,
Cowes has once again been chosen by Nautor's Swan as the racing destination for the Swan European Regatta 2009. Five days of racing organised by the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron on varied courses around the Solent from Saturday 11th July to Friday 17th July has already attracted 40 entries from over nine different nations including Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the USA.... [more]
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Mystery yacht found floating without crew
Globe and Mail/Sail-World,
There was just a light breeze by the time the Belgian yacht Genesis spotted the white-hulled sailboat adrift in the middle of the Atlantic. The drifting boat, a French vessel named L'Actuel, was upright, the mainsail still on the mast. The headsail was torn and partly furled. Lines trailed in the water.... [more]
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Royal Southern Yacht Club to host Class 40 World Championship
Lucy Burn,
The Royal Southern Yacht Club is delighted to be hosting the first ever Class 40 World Championship in Hamble from Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st August. The Notice of Race and Entry Forms are now available to download from the Club's website.... [more]
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Youngsters have fun at Plymouth OnBoard Festival 2009
RYA,
Thirty-six youngsters aged between 10 and 17 had fun at the Plymouth OnBoard Festival 2009, hosted by Plymouth Youth Sailing (PYS) at the Mount Batten Centre this weekend (20/21 June). The event, organised by OnBoard Development Officer Stuart Jones, was a two-day introduction to racing for those young people who were new to sailing, and a racing event for those who were more experienced.... [more]
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Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club inaugural Laser Open Meeting
Clive Harries - YDSC,
13 visitors joined the 10 home sailors at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club's inaugural Laser open meeting and were met by typically perfect conditions at Grimwith reservoir with a F4-5 from the north west leading to full on tactical sailing upwind and blasting reaches and runs.... [more]
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Fandango wins Lombardini Marine 1000-mile Doublehanded Race Leg 1
Event media,
The first leg of the Lombardini Marine 1000-mile Doublehanded Race was won by sailing yacht Fandango. The winning skipper Kees de Walle is about to be a well known shorthanded sailor in the Netherlands. Early this year he received the Magic Marine Cup from the Dutch North Sea Club, for being the best shorthanded sailor in the Netherlands.... [more]
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Powerbar 3 Peaks Yacht Race Day 2 report
Norma Stockford,
It's the second day of the Powerbar 3 Peaks Yacht Race and once again the majority of the runners will do Scafell in daylight. Ulula runners Tim Devanney and Val Swingler, who arrived in at 09.20 were overtaken by runners from the third boat in, GFT who left Ennerdale at 15.55. They arrived back at Whitehaven at 17.12 completing the cycle and run to Scafell in an amazing 6 hours 33 minutes.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race timetable set for 2010-2011 race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, presided over the fourth and final 'Roundtable' session in Stockholm on Monday morning. Frostad stated the goal of the organisers of the race is to 'become the world's number one sailing event; that's our ambition.'... [more]
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Can Team Russia be ready for the last leg of Volvo Ocean Race?
Riath Al-Samarrai,
Team Russia are on their way to Stockholm with the intention of taking part in the leg 10 sprint to their home port of St Petersburg, Russia. In the meantime, they have largely changed their management and crew and they now face a difficult task in being declared eligible to race.... [more]
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Caffari and all female crew break around Britain and Ireland record
Kelly Russell,
Caffari and her all female crew, including fellow British yachtswoman and Vendée Globe race rival Samantha Davies, completed the course around Britain and Ireland in 6 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes and 53 seconds – 17 hours and 16 minutes ahead of the previous record set in May 2004 onboard Solune.... [more]
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Hannah Jenner and Sir Knox-Johnston go sailing - Round the Island race
Tim Kelly,
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has continued his commitment to try to groom future success for Britain in solo offshore racing, by giving female yachtswoman Hannah Jenner an enjoyable ride onboard his Open 60 Grey Power in the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.... [more]
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British Team Mogwli finish Leg 5 Portimao Global Ocean Race
Oliver Dewar,
Having made excellent speed during their last night at sea in the Portimão Global Ocean Race, the double-handed team of Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson ran into light airs just seven miles from the finish line early on Monday morning (22/06). Taking third place and maintaining pace with the German and Chilean teams has been a monumental achievement for the British team.... [more]
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Tattarat takes the Gold Roman Bowl in Round the Island Race
Flavia Bateson,
The top prize in the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is Gold Roman Bowl is provisionally shown as one of the smaller and older designs. Tattarat is a 25 foot Nordic Folkboat built in 1978. Her skipper is Philip William. Tattarat completed the course in 10 hours and 46 minutes.... [more]
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Pintia wins Class 1 in 540 mile Biscay Challenge
Event media/Mike Short,
The Spanish boat Pintia has won Class 1 of the Royal Southampton's 540-mile Biscay Challenge yacht race from the Solent to northern Spain. Race director Roger Townsend said: 'It is wonderful that after over 500 miles racing, only 16 minutes (corrected time) separated second and third boats and 30 minutes separated Change of Course ahead of Mirua.'... [more]
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More images from the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Ingrid Abery images,
More images from photographer Ingrid Abery from the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. www.ingridabery.com... [more]
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Images from the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery has sent these images from the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Oman Sail Masirah took line honours and was the first Extrem 40 to finish the race. ICAP Leopard completed the race as the fastest monohull.... [more]
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Aviva on track to smash monohull speed record
Aviva Ocean Racing Team,
Dee Caffari and her all female crew aboard Aviva have the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland firmly in their sights as they passed the Scilly Isles Sunday morning.... [more]
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Mirsky beats Minoprio to win Troia Portugal Match Cup
Dobbs Davis,
In only their second full season on the World Match Racing Tour, Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and his Mirsky Racing Team of Kinley Fowler, Kyle Langford, Tudur Owen, and Graeme Spence have claimed their first win at the Troia Portugal Match Cup.... [more]
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Telefonica Blue bounces back in Stockholm In-Port Race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
After an extremely disappointing leg nine, which saw second overall in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 slip away when Telefónica Blue ran aground and had to return to Marstrand for emergency repairs, Bouwe Bekking and his men made a remarkable comeback today.... [more]
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Kieler Woche gets under way with Elliott 6m on Olympic event debut
Sailing.org,
With highly competitive racing in the Olympic Classes at the sixth event of the 2008-09 ISAF Sailing World Cup the 127th Kieler Woche started on Saturday morning, 20 June. 'First we scheduled three races for today, but in not very easy conditions we are happy to have two races in most of the classes on the score', said Jobst RICHTER, Chairman of Kieler Woche Race Committee.... [more]
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A close but slow start for Powerbar 3 Peaks Yacht Race
Rob Howard,
All of the entries made it out to the start line of the Powerbar 3 Peaks Yacht race. By Friday evening all the competing yachts bar one were safely moored in Barmouth Harbour. Earlier in the afternoon it wasn't looking so promising as there were still 11 boats to come in, but on the last tide of the day 10 of them arrived.... [more]
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ICAP Leopard takes Round the Island Race monohull line honours
Alex Mills,
British supermaxi, ICAP Leopard, owned by Helical Bar PLC Chief Executive Mike Slade, has today taken monohull line honours in the JP Morgan Asset Management Round The Island Race. ICAP Leopard's afterguard called a great race in the testing conditions, using every shift to gain an advantage over the other competitors.... [more]
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Crew Lists for final Volvo Ocean Race In-Port race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet will take to the waters off Stockholm on Sunday afternoon for the seventh and final in-port race day of the event. While Ericsson 4 has mathematically locked up the overall race title, the battle for second place is still alive. Telefónica Blue has the best record of all the teams in the in-port race series.... [more]
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Semi-Finalists decided at Troia Portugal Match Cup
Dobbs Davis,
Four teams have emerged on top to compete in tomorrow's Semi-Final stage of the Troia Portugal Match Cup. There may be some metaphorical value in the fact that the one pair that went to five had the oldest and youngest skippers doing battle against each other, with both also being from the Southern hemisphere.... [more]
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Spain's Calima - Javier Pujol winner of the Giraglia Race
Event media,
Javier Pujol, owner/skipper of the Sparkman & Stephens-designed 43-foot Calima (ESP), was confirmed as winner of the Giraglia Race today at the prizegiving ceremony for the 57th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup, held at the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa. Alegre (GBR) won the elapsed time Rolex trophy... [more]
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Bronze for Bryony Shaw at Europeans
RYA,
Olympic bronze medal-winning windsurfer Bryony Shaw kept a cool head in the Israeli heat to take bronze at the RS:X European Championships in Tel Aviv on Saturday - Marina Alabau and Blanca Manchon took gold and silver for Spain.... [more]
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Extreme 40 Oman Sail Masirah first home in Round the Island 2009
Flavia Bateson,
Oman Sail Masirah has led the fleet back to Cowes in the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race as well as taking line honours in the Extreme 40 class. It was a nail-biting finish, with a provisional 29 seconds separating the Omani boat from Russell Coutts helming Team Aqua... [more]
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Aviva back on record breaking pace

Dee Caffari and her all female crew have pushed Aviva hard over the past twenty four hours and are now back on the pace required to beat the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland... [more]
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And they're off - JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Flavia Bateson,
And they're off. The first start of the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race got away on time. ICAP Leopard led off the line hoisting her Code Zero straight away... [more]
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Harison's 35m ketch Sojana arrives for Superyacht Cup
Kate Branagh,
Peter Harison's 35m Farr designed ketch Sojana sailed in to Palma yesterday after a quick trip across the Atlantic from Antigua. 18 yachts will take part in the four-day superyacht regatta starting on Wednesday next week. Over the next few days, this special site, the dock at Muelle Viejon, in the oldest part of the port will be transformed into The Horus Superyacht Cup Regatta Village... [more]
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Pace picks up as Portimão Global Ocean Race finish is in sight
Oliver Dewar,
With the exception of solo sailor Michel Kleinjans on Roaring Forty, the Portimão Global Ocean Race fleet have picked up the pace since Thursday afternoon. Current weather models suggest that Desafio Cabo de Hornos is in approximately 18 knots of north-easterly breeze and this should hold until Cubillos and Muñoz approach Cabo São Vincente on the south-western extremity of Portugal.... [more]
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Ian Williams into Quarter-Finals at Troia Portugal Match Cup
Dobbs Davis,
Eight teams have advanced to this next stage in the competition out of 12 who came here for a slice of the 50,000 Euro prize money purse at the beautiful Troia Resort - Britain's Ian Williams will face Sebastian Col of France in the Quarter-Finals at Troia Portugal Match Cup on Saturday... [more]
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Kieler Woche: ISAF Sailing World Cup is coming home
Event media,
The world's elite of Olympic sailing will be meeting for the 127 years old Kieler Woche. A total of seven top athletes of ISAF Sailing World Cup (SWC) ranking list have entered for Kiel to defend or improve their placings. Among them, gold medallist Anna Tunicliffe (USA) and Paul Goodison (GBR) as well as the British Star boat sailors Ian Percy and Andrew Simpson... [more]
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Light winds expected for JP Morgan AM Round the Island Race
Richard Gladwell,
Light winds are predicted for the start of the JP Morgan Asset management Round the Island Race, off Cowes, Isle of Wight. Sail-World has used PredictWind to develop predictions for three critical points of the race. PredictWind shows the wind as being very light initially building slowly during the day.... [more]
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IOW Students boat design skills in Boat Building Challenge
Flavia Bateson,
On the eve of the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, Commodore of the Island Sailing Club Bill Pimlott was refereeing a somewhat different race round the island... [more]
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JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2009
Flavia Bateson,
The JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is set to go. In just a few hours' time the 1,779 boats entered will race westward round the Isle of Wight providing an amazing spectacle for those watching from the shore... [more]
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RS Elite Nationals to close to call
Martin Wadhams,
With less than a week to go before the 2009 RS Elite National Championships it is an impossible call on who will make the podium, let alone the likely winner. The Championship will be hosted by the Royal North of Ireland YC on Belfast Lough, the home of the Irish Elite fleet and sponsored by North Down Tourism... [more]
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Percy and Simpson return to Star for Kiel Sailing World Cup
Lindsey Bell,
Ongoing legal wrangles over the America's Cup challenge means that Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson will have the chance to compete together again in the men's Olympic keelboat class at the penultimate leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series in Kiel, Germany... [more]
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Dee Caffari and crew battling unfavourable conditions
Kelly Russell,
Day Four: Dee Caffari and her all female crew onboard Aviva have been battling unfavourable conditions in their attempt to break the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland.... [more]
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National 12 Open Meeting at Hykeham
Event media,
The National 12s enjoyed a sunny and shifty day's sailing at Hykeham. Andy Prior and Paul Turner were hot off the blocks in race 1 sailing into a lead to the left of the course... [more]
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Alegre takes line honours in slow Giraglia Race
KPMS,
The Yacht Club Italiano race committee was on station at the finish line at Sturla, outside the entrance to the port of Genoa. Alegre, the Mills 68 Mini-Maxi of Andy Soriano, led Bella Mente over the line. After 243 miles and 37 hours of racing, Alegre finished less than three minutes ahead in one of the closest finishes in recent race history... [more]
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Telefonica Blue completes Leg 9 and looks forward to Sunday
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Five days after running aground near the start line in Marstrand, Telefonica Blue have finished Leg 9, to claim two points. Now trailing PUMA by seven points in the race for second, the team is looking ahead to Sunday's in-port race.... [more]
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Images of Stockholm: City Sprint
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Images from the City Sprint into Stockholm on Wednesday afternoon as part of the Stopover... [more]
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Impressive win for Pica at 18ft Skiff Grand Prix
Ben Clothier,
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy was host for Round 3 of the UK 18 Foot Skiff Grand Prix, the last round before teams head to Carnac, France for the International Championship at the end of June. Pica, helmed by Jamie Mears with Steward Mears on bow and Matt Gill in the middle, won all the races... [more]
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Portimão Global Ocean Race leader grinds to a halt
Oliver Dewar,
The front runner in the Portimão Global Ocean Race, Desafio Cabo de Hornos, hit a light zone. Since dawn, the Chilean team have gradually picked up speed although their lead has been eroded and at 1220 UTC, Desafio Cabo de Hornos leads Beluga Racer by 81 miles with Team Mowgli trailing the Chilean Class 40 by 252 miles.... [more]
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The PowerBar Three Peaks Yacht Race - True Adventure
Rob Howard,
For the first time in many years the PowerBar Three Peaks Yacht Race has reached it's maximum entry limit and will have 32 yachts on the start line at Barmouth on June 20th.... [more]
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JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Flavia Bateson,
The JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, takes place on Saturday 20 June with a total entry of 1,779 boats this year. True to the ethos of the event, competitors come from all walks of life. Professional and Olympic sailors line up with family cruisers, sportsboats, classic yachts and one designs... [more]
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CNN's Mainsail talks to Ernesto Bertarelli about America's Cup Cats
CNN's Mainsail,
CNN's MainSail show visited the Alinghi base in Switzerland to try to catch a glimpse the new Alinghi - but they came no closer to seeing the boat under construction. MainSail presenter Shirley Robertson only got as far as the compound gates in her quest to see the vessel. The team's design co-coordinator, Grant Simms, told CNN that the design would not be revealed until the latest possible point.... [more]
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Steve Bolland wins the RS300 Open at Lee-on-Solent
Event media,
A keen fleet of RS300s gathered for the latest round of the RS Racing Circuit at Lee-on-Solent over the weekend of 13/14 June, a venue shared with the 600s, 400s and 500s over two courses. After 2 days of intense racing only 1 point separated the first 3 boats. Read on to find out more . . .... [more]
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RS500 Open at Lee on Solent
Event media,
The RS500 fleet ignored the forecast of little to no wind and headed for Lee on the Solent Sailing Club to join the 400's and 300's and 600's on the weekend of 13/14 June... [more]
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James Sainsbury wins RS600 Open at Lee on Solent SC
Event media,
Ten RS600 turned out on the weekend of the 13 June, for the RS classes Open event at Lee on Solent SC with entries coming from as far away as Cardiff and Pembrokeshire... [more]
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