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Outteridge and Jensen win 2009 49er Worlds
Rob Kothe,
Australian's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen today won the 49er World Championships Riva del Garda, Italy. They came home with a solid second in the medal race behind Peter and Soren Hansen (DEN). Brits John Pink and Rick Peacock finished the medal race in third place to take the silver medal ahead of Italy's Sibello brothers Pietro and Gianfranco. The 2007 World Champions Stevie Morrison and Be... [more]
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Practice Day for TP52 and GP42 Region of Sardinia Trophy regattas
MedCup media,
Strong winds have hampered the final training days before the Region of Sardinia Trophy regattas begins tomorrow. Today's brisk breezes have been close to ideal for the ten TP52 Series and five GP42 Series teams who will compete here.... [more]
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More 49er World Championship images
Ingrid Abery images,
More images from photographer Ingrid Abery, from the final day of competition at the 49er Worlds, on Lake Garda in Italy.... [more]
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49er World Championship images
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery has sent these images from the final day of competition at the 49er Worlds, on Lake Garda in Italy. Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) won the event from John Pink and Rick Peacock (GBR) with Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes (GBR) third.... [more]
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World Championship silver for British 49er pair
Lindsey Bell,
Pink and Peacock claim GBR's eighth straight 49er Worlds medal clinching a superb silver at the 2009 event at Riva del Garda, Italy, on Sunday (19 July). It was the first World Championship that Pink and Peacock have contested together, although the pair have hit good form this season having won silver medals at the Miami and Palma legs of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series.... [more]
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ISAF confirms secret agreement made with Alinghi
Richard Gladwell,
Further to the Motions lodged by BMW Oracle Racing earlier in the week alleging a secret agreement between the International Sailing Federation and the Societe Nautique de Geneve, the International Sailing Federation today issued a statement on their website confirming that an agreement had been reached with SNG, however BMW Oracle Racing is not a party to that agreement.... [more]
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Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone - Part 2
Mark Cherrington,
Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Series.... [more]
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RS200, RS400, RS800 Open Meetings
Gerald New HISC,
Racing was moved into Chichester Harbour for the final day of the RS200, RS400 and RS800 Open Meetings taking place at HISC. The wind continued at 20 knots plus and increasing through the day. In the RS200, James Stewart and Toby Lewis mastered the conditions to finish with three wins for the weekend. Second were Nick Charles and Helen Wightman and in third, James Boyce and Sam Tozer.... [more]
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Albacore Internationals Day 2
Alan Henderson,
Benromach Albacore Internationals Day 2. Three races in winds rising from light and patchy to strong by Race 3, gave the 52 Albacores another exciting and entertaining day's racing.... [more]
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Shifty winds for all classes at Travemuende Week
Andreas Kling,
The Russian brothers Mikhail and Maxim Sheremetiev dominate the Olympic 470 class after the first weekend of the 120th Travemuende Week. The heat is on after the start of the Contender Pre-Worlds with Australian Champion Jono Neate ahead of Jan von der Bank (Kiel, Germany), whilst former World Champion Andrea Bonezzi (Italy) was hurt when he capsized and lost three teeth.... [more]
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Marathon Sail (Part 2) - Can one man make a difference?
Rob Dowling/Sail-World.com,
Rob Dowling is a man who believes 'one man can make a difference'. Driven by his passion and desire to help the children of the Amazon River basin and his love of sailing, Rob undertook on the 3-4th July, a marathon sail around an estuary in Northern Ireland. Here Rob writes part two of his marathon sail and the reasons behind it.... [more]
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Images from Day 4 of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, Cowes
Paul Wyeth,
Paul Wyeth of www.pwpictures.com presents this image gallery from the final day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup being sailed in Cowes, Isle of Wight. 27 boats are competing in the high profile event, which features Quarter Tonners from 15 designers, including several past winners of the World Quarter Ton Championship.... [more]
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Peter Morton wins Final Day showdown at Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
Fiona Brown,
There was a cliff-hanger ending to the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup in Cowes today as husband and wife adversaries Louise and Peter Morton faced each other down in a veritable gunfight at the OK Coral that was ultimately decided by just one second and half a point. Sailing their Farr designed sister-ships Espada and Anchor Challenge they went into the final day with Louise leading the regatta..... [more]
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470 Junior Worlds conclude - France and Spain the winners
470 media,
The 470 Class Junior World Championships have been concluded today with the final medal races in the men's and women's event. The elite top 10 women were the first to line up for the final medal race in sunny conditions and moderate sea breeze in front of the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki. The men's 470 medal race started right after the women's.... [more]
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Albacore International underway at Largs
Alan Henderson - fofoboat PR,
52 Albacores came to the start line at Largs for the first day's racing of the Benromach Albacore Internationals. There were several capsizes during a short practice race, sailed on a single triangle, on the race area to the North of Great Cumbrae. NW winds brought sizeable waves to get the Championship off to an exciting start.... [more]
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De Koning and Visser win thrilling battle for F18 title
Diana Bogaards,,
On Friday July 17, Coen De Koning and Thijs sailing as Team Boskalis (NED), sailing a Nacra Infusion, took gold at the F18 World Championships 2009 in Knokke/Belgium. Coen de Koning (NED) successfully defended his 2008 world title with his new crew Thijs Visser (NED). Their Team Boskalis team mates Hugh Styles (GBR) and Ferdinand van West (NED) won bronze, whereas Gunnar Larsen (NED) and Stefan Du... [more]
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Images of the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds - Medal Presentation
Dave Kneale,
Top sailing photographer, fresh from the Volvo Ocean race, Dave Kneale presents this gallery of images of the Medal Presentation at the 2009 Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds being sailed at Buzios, Brazil.... [more]
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2011 Around Australia - Grab a slot reservation now!!
The Sail-World Team,
Start a Good Idea and nothing can stop it!! West Australian Bob Williams launched the 2011 Around Australia Race and Rally with an online newsletter to Sail-World's audience. Its not just a walk in the park, its a 7500 nautical mile race or rally, a major time commitment.... [more]
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Yacht Club Monaco leads at Invitational Smeralda 888
Jill Campbell,
The Smeralda 888 fleet has returned to Porto Cervo for the third event of the season. Ten Smeralda 888 sloops are participating, representing Gstaad Yacht Club of Switzerland, the Royal Ocean Racing Club of Great Britain, Italy's Yacht Club Lignano and the Yacht Club de Monaco.... [more]
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Exercise Transglobe crews find their sealegs in rough waters
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Exercise Transglobe is a major Tri-Service Adventurous Sail Training Exercise open to all UK service personnel, Regular and Reserve, from June 2009 to July 2010.... [more]
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Port of Plymouth Regatta
Katy Thorpe,
The Port of Plymouth Regatta is a well known tradition having taken place in the city for 150 years. The week kicks off with dinghy racing before the J80 races take over from the 27th-29th. The eagerly anticipated Champagne Race will take place on the 30th July and will see a number of sailors compete in a 40 mile offshore race.... [more]
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The Battle of the Mortons on Day 2 of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
Fiona Brown,
On day two of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, being hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, sunshine gave way to torrential rain, but nothing could dampen the fleet's irrepressible spirit and the 27 teams enjoyed three more fantastically close races in a moderate to fresh and very shifty breeze.... [more]
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F18 World Championship – Dutch win 2009 title ahead of two Brits
Rob Kothe, Sail-world.com,
Winds up to 30 knots and two important black flags made for a tumultuous final days racing at the 2009 F18 Worlds. Dutch sailor Coen de Koning successfully defended his 2008 World Championship crown, winning the title from Britain's Rob Wilson and Marcus Lynch with second pairing Hugh Styles and Ferdinand West third.... [more]
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Images from Day 2 of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, Cowes
Paul Todd,
Paul Todd presents this image gallery from the second day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup being sailed in Cowes, Isle of Wight. 27 boats are competing in the high profile event, which features Quarter Tonners from 15 designers, including several past winners of the World Quarter Ton Championship.... [more]
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Medal races tomorrow at 470 Junior Worlds
Rick van Wijngaarden,
The final series have been completed today with race eleven and twelve at the 470 Class Junior World Championships for men/mixed and women. Sofian Bouvet and Jeremie Mion (FRA) have claimed the Junior World's title before the medal race has taken place.... [more]
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15 year old takes Men's Wave title - 2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam
© PWA / David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 8. The atmospheric final day in Gran Canaria demonstrated the incredible new level that Professional Windsurfing has reached. A solid swell peeled into the bay, and a 50-knot wind ripped through the contest zone throughout the day. The final day of the Grand Slam proved to be everything we had hoped for.... [more]
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Australia, France, Great Britain & Singapore win Gold in Youth Worlds
ISAF Media,
The seven Youth Worlds titles went to seven nations as Australia, France, Great Britain and Singapore join Brazil, Hong Kong and New Zealand as gold medal winners on the final day of the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios, Brazil... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - What's your view?
Lizzie Green,
The dust is beginning to settle on the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 but the debate over the shape of the future of the event continues – both internally and externally. Volvo Ocean Race welcomes your thoughts on what you enjoyed most about the 2008-09 race, what didn't work for you and how you think the race could be improved.... [more]
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Loïck Peyron joins Alinghi Team
Daphne Morgan-Barnicoat,
Alinghi, Defender of the 33rd America's Cup, welcomes one of the world's most renowned multihull sailors to the team for this campaign: Loïck Peyron.... [more]
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Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone? - Part 1
Mark Cherrington,
Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series.... [more]
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Three Gold Medals and French Volvo Trophy success at Youth Worlds
ISAF Media,
The host nation Brazil, along with Hong Kong and New Zealand all secured gold medals whilst France is uncatchable in the Volvo Trophy standings following a bright and breezy day six at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios.... [more]
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Albeau reigns - 2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 7
David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 7 and Antoine Albeau (JP/NeilPryde) has demonstrated that he is currently the best slalom racer in the world with another amazing performance at Pozo Izquierdo. The men's slalom was a furious battle to decide the top five positions. The ocean seemed to take on a new form with the wind blown whitecaps creating an illusion of smoke on the water.... [more]
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Lehtinen and Howard win 29erXX Gold Cup
Jerelyn Biehl,
Winning six of the nine races, Finnish sailor Silja Lehtinen with crew Will Howard sailed brilliantly to win the 2009 29erXX Gold Cup. Using their first race of a sixth as their discard, the pair sailed brilliantly mastering the technical skiff in trying conditions on Garda Lake in northern Italy.... [more]
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49er Worlds - Brits tie going into Finals
Jerelyn Biehl,
British teammates Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes and John Pink and Rick Peacock had a battle on the water to determine who would top the leaderboard going into the finals for the 49er World Championship.... [more]
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Women's European Radials - Paige Railey wins, Mihelic the Euro Champ
Event Media,
The outcome of the Women's European Laser Radial Championship in Denmark hung in the balance until the very end. It has been a shifty and unpredictable regatta every day on the ever-changing waters of The Sound between Denmark and Sweden, but most sailors believed today was the hardest of all.... [more]
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F18 Worlds in Belgium – Good Old Thursday- Video & Results
Sail-World.com,
The weather gods have not been kind to the 2009 F18 Worlds and today the race committee was feeling the pressure as six qualifying races were needed to validate the championship. Here is the offical report from the F18 Worlds after Good Old Thursday. (at last we have the Good Old Results.)... [more]
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British team racing to be boosted by RYA +18 programme
Karenza Morton,
Are you an 18-year-old considering which direction to now take your sailing or are you just about to head off to university and wondering how you can continue to sail once you're away from home? The RYA 18+ Team Racing Training Programme could provide the answers you are searching for.... [more]
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Come 'flathatting' with BOR90 off San Diego
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, takes us 'flathatting' (a low level unauthorised flight) board BOR90, the first yacht built by BMW Oracle Racing in preparation for the 33rd America's Cup on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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49'er Gold Medallists take on the World Match Racing Tour
WMRT media,
Denmark's Olympic sailing gold medalists Jonas Warrer and Martin Kirketerp are exchanging their 49´er dinghy for some serious Match Racing. They have obtained one of the two wildcards to the Danish round of the World Match Racing Tour. The Danish Open will be sailed on the waters off Århus/Marselisborg from the 9th-13th September 2009.... [more]
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Images from 49er Worlds and 29erXX Gold Cup
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery has sent these images from the 49er Worlds and the 29erXX Gold Cup, being sailed on Lake Garda, in Italy.... [more]
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A Full House for Rolex Fastnet Race
J2 Communications,
The Rolex Fastnet Race 300 boat maximum has been comfortably reached. While the UK and France comprise the majority, this year the line-up includes boats from as far afield as Australia, with Rolex Sydney Hobart entrant Berrimilla 2 sailed by Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier, to the Chilean Desafio Cabo de Hornos, to Karl Kwok's Beau Geste from Hong Kong.... [more]
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Images from the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Worlds: Day 3 and 4
Dave Kneale images,
Top international and Volvo Ocean Race photographer Dave Kneale, took these images from Day 3 and 4. Day 3 was the second day of racing at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Brazil. Racing was lost on day 4 due to a lack of wind, however sailors were treated to a visit from Torben Grael... [more]
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Gul RS200 Youth Champsionship at Netley SC
RS Media,
18 RS 200s turned up at Netley sailing Club on Friday morning for the three day Under 22 youth championships. Two races were sailed in an increasing breeze, a fresh 18 knots saw some of the lighter crews struggling to stay upright.... [more]
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Youngsters take to sailing like ducks to water
Ellie Williamson,
Threatening skies, the occasional shower and increasingly breezy conditions did little to dampen the enthusiasm of over 50 youngsters, mostly from surrounding towns, who took part in the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) OnBoard Sailing Festival at Alton Water, Stutton, near Ipswich, on Saturday 11 July.... [more]
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Alinghi respond with cross-filing in New York Supreme Court
Richard Gladwell,
Ahead of next Tuesday's Contempt Hearing set down for the New York Supreme Court, Societe Nautique de Geneve have cross filed, seeking the Customs House Registry of the Challenger 'USA' .Three documents have been lodged with the Court, seeking to be heard conjointly with the Hearing already called to discuss issues relating to the Rules and so-called Secret Agreements for the event... [more]
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What it's like to sail on board BOR90 - flying off San Diego
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, takes us aboard BOR90, the first yacht built by BMW Oracle Racing in preparation for the 33rd America's Cup on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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Railey on the rampage at European Laser Radial Championship
Sailing Intelligence,
First day of the Gold Fleet Finals in the European Laser Radial Championship was tough on everyone. Going into today's Finals racing, the Paige Railey held the lead by a slender point. But her closest rivals - Sarah Steyaert of France and Charlotte Dobson of Great Britain - suffered bad two bad races.... [more]
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Spithill shows great form ahead of ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds
ISAF,
The countdown is on to the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Lysekil, in Sweden, from 27 July-1 August. Australian Katie Spithill won the regatta at Marstrand, showing great form with strong, solid sailing in the DS 37, the same boat type to be used at the World Championship in Lysekil. Spithill, ranked 2 on the Women's ISAF World Match Race Ranking list.... [more]
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2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 6
© PWA / David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 6. Antoine Albeau (JP/NeilPryde) has extended his strong lead over the fleet after another epic day of racing in Gran Canaria.... [more]
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Wind frustrates competitors at 2009 Volvo Youth ISAF Worlds
David Knapman,
For the second time at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship competitors were left frustrated as all racing was cancelled with the breeze failing to materialize in Buzios today.... [more]
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Testing day on the Solent for Swan European Regatta fleet
Katy Gilmartin,
The Solent provided some testing conditions for the Swan fleet on day three of the Swan European Regatta. The first race of the day began with a downwind start under spinnaker towards the Eastern Solent over a 15 mile course. The second race saw a change in direction, with the three classes racing over courses between 8 and 12 miles in a 25 knot south westerly breeze.... [more]
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Familiar names at top of 29erXX and 49er leaderboards
Jerelyn Biehl,
Silja Lehtinen, 2006 29er World Champion with crew Will Howard leads the 29erXX Gold Cup posting a 2-1-1 today in trying conditions. 49ers - Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes (GBR)were able to sail a 3-1-3 today.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Champion still tops rankings
Robert Deaves, OKDIA,
The final OK Dinghy World Ranking List before next week's OK Dinghy World Championships in Kalmar, Sweden, reveals few changes from the previous issue. In fact the top four stay the same with Karl Purdie (NZL), the 2008 World Champion, still holding onto the number one slot over fellow Kiwi Mark Perrow, even though neither have sailed any additional ranking regattas since February.... [more]
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No racing again in 2009 Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds
Richard Gladwell,
After coming back from a rest day when there was a beautiful sailing breeze, there was no racing on what should have been the third day of racing in the prestigious event. After rain cleared the winds were still too light for racing at Buzios, Brazil.... [more]
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14 countries competing at New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. The regatta, scheduled for September 15-19, will feature world-class, Corinthian sailing among 19 yacht club teams from 14 countries aboard one-design NYYC Swan 42s.... [more]
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Dutch lead F18 Worlds after four races - Full results
Sail-World/F18 Event media,
After four races in the qualifying series at the F18 World Championships in Belgium, Misha Heemskerk and Bastiaan Tentij of the Netherlands, sailing 1,2 today and are tied in the lead with Jean-Christophe Mourniac and Alexandre Guyader of France. Francois Morvan and Mathiue (FRA) are third De Koning and Visser (NED) the first day leaders are now fourth. Full results here... [more]
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New ISAF Training and Development Manager appointed
ISAF,
Dan Jaspers has joined the Secretariat of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as the new Training and Development Manager. Dan Jaspers, originally from Germany but a resident of the UK since the age of eight, joins ISAF from LDC Racing Sailboats, who build RS Fevas, where he was Training and Fleet Sales Manager.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - Alinghi and BOR90 afloat and ashore - close up
Sail-world.com,
With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Latest postings include BOR90's new mast, Alinghi 5's motor and ballast system... [more]
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Catching up with Kenny
PUMA Ocean Racing media,
I'm back in Newport and lying low in general. Regattas are going on all around us and there is nothing I would rather not do than sail right now. Casey went out on the Rambler last weekend and reported that it was interesting. Craig Satterthwaite did the Transpac. I think everyone else is laying low too - well deserved, I might add.... [more]
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High adrenalin racing on Day 1 of Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
Fiona Brown,
They may no longer be in the first flush of youth, but today proved that the Quarter Ton Class is as competitive as ever with 27 teams completing four exciting and incredibly hard fought races on Day 1 of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes. Iconic New Zealand yacht, 45 South, with two Kiwis aboard, dominated much of the racing.... [more]
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