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Summer - when too much sailing is never enough!

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Alinghi shows all at Media Open Day in Le Bouveret
Sail-World and JPJ,
Alinghi held a Media Day at their base in Le Bouveret, Switzerland, to allow invited media a close look at Alinghi 5 afloat. Media were not allowed in the 90ft LWL catamaran but had the opportunity to look over the boat and interview her crew and design team. Sail-World's correspondent 'JPJ' commented that Alinghi's team were very happy with Alinghi 5 after two days of sailing.... [more]
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iShares Cup at Cowes Week Round 3 of the European circuit
iShares Cup media,
There's just one week to go until the iShares Cup at Cowes Week for Round 3 of the European circuit from August 1-3. The infamous Solent chop and strong tides will provide the crews with a fresh set of challenges.... [more]
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Swan European Regatta wrap report
Katy Gilmartin,
Once again for a week in mid-July a fleet of Swan yachts flocked to Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, for one of the highlights in the Swan racing calendar, the Swan European Regatta.... [more]
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Sixth day of racing at Travemuende Week
Andreas Kling,
On the 6th race day of the 120th Travemuende week three crews with a neat and clean record of bullets only lead their classes. The Travemuende Week races of the Laser Radial, the 420 and the Pirates represent the last rehearsal for the International German Youth Championship in the second week.... [more]
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2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam – Day 1
David Swift,
2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam – Day 1. Albeau opened with yet another incredible performance. Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard/Severne) snatched the final victory of the day, whilst Finian Maynard (RRD/NeilPryde) and Micah Buzianis (JP/NeilPryde) continually dominated at the head of the fleet.... [more]
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29ers Worlds - Final Rounds, Results and pictures
Sail-World.com,
Steven Thomas and Blair Tuke (AUS 1), lead Lauren Jefferies and her crew dual 49er World Champion skipper Nathan Outteridge, ahead of Haylee Outteridge and 49er World Champion crew Iain Jensen in the finals of the 29er Worlds.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Regatta Cowes Day 4
Justin Chisholm,
The fifty-four boat fleet at the British Classic Yacht Club Regatta Cowes 2009 were chomping at the bit to get back to the task at hand on day four. With an early start time of eight o'clock, the fleet found the Solent almost deserted when they assembled off the Royal Yacht Squadron before setting off with the tide towards the East.... [more]
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Artemis wins, Emirates Team NZ extends in Audi MedCup
MedCup media,
As the Audi MedCup Circuit 2009 reaches its theoretical mid-point Artemis won the Coastal race and only one point separates the top four GP42 Series teams after today's three races. Second place on the passage down to picturesque Poetta, the next bay to the south east of the Sardinian capital, and back was enough to ensure Emirates Team New Zealand extend their regatta leading margin... [more]
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Monsoon breezes kick in at Six Senses Phuket Raceweek
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
New faces in the crowd included Neil Pryde and the crew of Hi Fi, keen to defend their AYGP crown right from the beginning of the season, with Ray Roberts (Evolution Sails, formerly Quantum Racing) there to keep them honest (and try to knock them off the perch). Henry Kaye appeared in the 'new boat, familiar name' category, with his super-go-fast carbon Sea Cart 30 trimaran, Thor.... [more]
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Sam Davies moves on - former Roxy up for sale
Vendee Globe media,
The young British sailor, who so enthralled us during the last edition of the Vendée Globe has never hidden her desire to return in 2012 aboard a boat that is capable of winning the race.... [more]
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Images from Cagliari: Day 2 Audi Med Cup - Emirates Team NZ in action
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron was on shooting at on Day 2 of the Audi MedCup series in Cagliari, Sardinia... [more]
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Laser 2 Worlds at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
WPSNSA media,
The second day of the Laser 2 Worlds ushered in some challenging conditions with over 20 knots of wind. Three races were completed. Nigel Skudder and Keith Hills currently lead the 37 boat fleet.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ have lead chopped on day 2 of Audi MedCup
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has maintained its hold on the overall lead in the third regatta of the Audi MedCup series, but an indifferent day on the water has seen that lead whittled away.... [more]
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Hanuman crosses the Atlantic to compete in New York
Sail-World and J-Class Association,
Hanuman is the first new J to be built in The Netherlands, and recently sailed to New York to compete in her first regatta. She has been built according the maximum performance rules of the JCA (J Class Association). She is the first new J to be built in The Netherlands, and recently sailed to New York to compete in her first regatta.... [more]
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No racing at British Classic Yacht Club Regatta
Justin Chisholm,
Competitors at the British Classic Yacht Club Regatta Cowes 2009 arrived at the Cowes Yacht Haven this morning, they were greeted by the eerie sound of wind screaming through the rigging of the fifty-four classic yachts moored in the marina.... [more]
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Andrea Bonezzi wins Contender class Pre-Worlds at Travemuende Week
Sail-World.com,
At the Pre-World's held as part of Travemuende Week 2009, one of the most consistent sailors in the history of the Contender class Andrea Bonezzi, who took the world titles in 2003,2004 and 2006 beat Australian Jono Neate on a count back with 2005 World Champion the German Jan von der Bank in third place..... [more]
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Record gathering at Perini Navi Cup at Porto Cervo
Event media,
Close to two dozen Perini Navi sailing yachts will grace the quays of Porto Cervo's New Marina for the third edition of the Perini Navi Cup. The fleet of superyachts will range from the 24.5 metre Elettra, launched in 1987, to the incomparable 88 metre Maltese Falcon, launched in 2006, with 20 of the participating yachts measuring more than 40 metres in length.... [more]
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Aussies lead 29er Worlds
Jerelyn Biehl,
Four races were scheduled, but only three were completed at the 29er Worlds. The Australian teams of Steven Thomas and Blair Tuke (NZL) and Haylee Outteridge and Iain Jensen are leading the 29er World qualifiers into the fleet splits for gold, silver, bronze and emerald flights.... [more]
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Italians do it better on Day 2 of Audi MedCup in Sardinia
MedCup Media,
Italy's Francesco Bruni called tactics for Matador as they posted a first and second today, rising to challenge the Kiwi dominance in the TP52 Series while his compatriot Vasco Vascotto won twice in the hot seat on the GP 42 Airis. Winners of the season's opening regatta in Alicante in May, Matador (ARG) reduced ETNZ's margin in the series to just a single point, as the wheels came off the Kiwis.... [more]
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Topper Worlds in disarray as protests flood in
International Topper Class Association website,
The 2009 Topper Worlds are being held from 18th to 24th July in Austria and are being hosted by Segelclub Ebensee.... [more]
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Images from Cagliari: Day 1 Audi Med Cup
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron was on shooting at the Audi MedCup series being sailed in a fresh breeze in Cagliari... [more]
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Turkey to host 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
David Knapman,
Istanbul 2010 will mark the 40th edition of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, the world's top youth sailing event. Competition will take place from 8-17 July across eight events, open to competitors younger than 19 years on 31 December 2010.... [more]
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Lysekil Women's Match - Battle of the best
Event media,
The ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Lysekil is the most prestigious event in women's match racing. This year's championship has added interest, as it is the first in the four-year cycle, which will culminate in the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, where Women's Match Racing will feature for the first time on the Olympic programme.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: BMW Oracle bigger winners out of Court Hearing
Richard Gladwell,
BMW Oracle Racing were the big winners out of the Hearing in the New York Supreme Court today. Not that Alinghi lost anything substantial, but the US team picked up some bargaining chips that Alinghi would probably have rather played later in the game. First of these was the concession that the International Sailing Federation Racing Rules, current edition would apply... [more]
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Title sponsor for B14 Europeans 2009 announced
Rod Boswijk/Mark Barnes,
The B14 European Class Association is pleased to announce that Neil Pryde Sailing are to be our title sponsors for the B14 European Championships. It is anticipated that 35 plus British and Australian teams will be competing with the enthusiastic French fleet to experience the great conditions in the Bay of Quiberon.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ takes three wins from three races in NZL 380
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has taken three wins from three races on the opening day of the third Audi MedCup regatta at Cagliari, Sardinia. Coming to Cagliari as series leader after two of five regattas (Alicante and Marseille) Emirates Team New Zealand was a clear 16 points ahead of second–place Quantum Racing.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 second day of sailing on Lake Geneva plus Video
Carlo Borlenghi and the Alinghi Team,
The America's Cup defender, Alinghi 5, had her second day of sailing on Switzerland's Lake Geneva today.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Regatta Cowes Ladies Day
Justin Chisholm,
Ladies' Day at the British Classic Yacht Club Regatta Cowes 2009 dawned somewhat grey and overcast. Some frantic last minute press-gang activity was witnessed on the dock by those owners who had been so far unsuccessful in securing the services of a lady helm. Happily most boats appeared to manage to cajole a suitable female to join their crew.... [more]
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SLAM: Spectacular Video from 49er Worlds in Lake Garda
Slam Media,
The crews of the recent 49er World Championship staged in Lake Garda, Italy feature in this superb video just released by SLAM.... [more]
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Travemuende Week - German and Russian victories
Andreas Kling,
All next winners of the 120th Travemuende Week are either from Germany or Russia. On the last day of racing for three Olympic classes, the locals won two of them with one victory went to Russians.... [more]
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Swiss Club pleased that America's Cup Contempt motion denied
Alinghi Media,
Alinghi skipper, Brad Butterworth is pleased following today's Hearing in the New York Supreme Court over the Rules issues raised by Golden Gate Yacht Club, and Societe Nautique de Geneve's request for the Customs House Registry certificate to be provided within 14 days... [more]
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Golden Gate YC pleased that Rules clarity will be provided
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
We are pleased that the Court will provide clarity on the rules before we complete our challenging vessel for America's Cup 33. The Court reserved her decision whether an engine and moveable ballast can be used. Justice Kornreich understood that we need to know the rules before we can complete our challenging vessel and then submit our Custom House Registry (CHR).... [more]
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Images from 29er World Championship Day 2
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery captured today's action at the 29er Worlds, as Steven Thomas and Blar Tuke won all of their three races. Judge Ryan and Matt Noble also won all their races today.... [more]
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Emirates Team New Zealand all the way at Region of Sardinia Trophy
MedCup media,
Three wins from three starts allowed Dean Barker (NZL) and the crew of Emirates TeamNew Zealand to not only take a comfortable overall lead after the first day's racing at the Region of Sardinia Trophy.... [more]
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Tight at the Top 29er Worlds Day 2, AUS-NZL leads USA
Jerelyn Biehl,
Matching race to race, Aussie Steven Thomas and Blar Tuke (NZL) won all three races in their flight while Americans Judge Ryan and Matt Noble equalled by winning all their races as well. The two teams are separated by one point and lead yesterday's leaders of Haylee Outteridge and Iain Jensen, by five points.... [more]
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MOB skipper still missing in European regatta
Baltic Sprint Cup media,
Baltic Sprint Cup. During the race's second leg from Rønne on the island of Bornholm/Denmark to Vaestervik in Sweden, the female skipper of the German yacht 'DHH Cross-Match', Sabine Juettner-Storp, went overboard.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 flies on first sail on Lake Geneva - WOW!
Carlo Borlenghi and the Alinghi Team,
The America's Cup defender, Alinghi 5, was re-launched and had her first test sail on Switzerland's Lake Geneva today. We'll be featuring more photos as they come through later today but in the meantime.. WOW! and Well Done!... [more]
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Finn Junior World Championship for Jörg Bruder Silver Cup preview
Julia David, Event Media,
The PATA Boats Finn Junior World Championship for the Jörg Bruder Silver Cup is being held between 30 July and 6 August 2009. To date, 49 young Finn sailors from 12 nations (USA, RUS, FRA, GER, ITA, IRL, CZE, SVK, UKR, EST, BUL and HUN), have entered the regatta.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Championship preview
Robert Deaves OKDIA,
The 2009 OK Dinghy World Championship opens in Kalmar, Sweden this coming weekend. Based on previous experience at the venue, most sailors were expecting light to moderate conditions, which would contrast to the very windy conditions at the past three world championships and should bring some new faces to the front.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - Alinghi first sail on Lake Geneva

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. Stayed tuned for the latest on the road to the 33rd America's Cup... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ tests the wind at Cagliari

Emirates Team NZ's TP52 was back on the water for the official practice race of the third round of the Audi MedCup circuit at Cagliari, Sardinia, on Monday. Practice days give the teams a chance to get a feel for the course and sniff the breeze under race conditions. The Cagliari sea breeze came in later that expected and there were some small shifts, perhaps a legacy of the strong mistral... [more]
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TP52 Series Region of Sardinia Trophy Practice race
MedCup media,
With Paul Cayard (USA) on board calling tactics for the first time for the 2007 Audi MedCup winning owner-skipper Torbjorn Tornqvist (SWE), Artemis seized the opportunity presented to them to win today's practice race for the TP52 Series Region of Sardinia Trophy.... [more]
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Albacore Internationals final day - UK title winner decided
Alan Henderson,
On the third day of the Benromach Albacore Internationals, the UK National title was at stake. Three races would decide who went home with the title. Forecast for the day was brisk. The two protagonists fought out their battle at the front, the pair drawing clear of the rest of the fleet in all three races.... [more]
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Gusty winds cause havoc at Travemuende Week
Andreas Kling,
Stormy gusts reduced the regatta program of the 120th Travemuende Week on Monday (20 July). When the sight at the Delta course for the International German Championship of the 505 was limited to only one hundred meters in a squall, the race officer stopped the sixth race because it became too dangerous to continue.... [more]
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Day 1 at the British Classic Yacht Club Cowes Regatta 2009
Justin Chisholm,
Racing at the British Classic Yacht Club Cowes Regatta 2009 got under way in fine style today. Principal Race Officer Tony Lovell set his start line in the vicinity of the Flying Fish buoy and sent all four classes upwind on a beat to East Knoll.... [more]
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Images from the 29er Worlds on Lake Garda
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery took these images on the first day of competition at the 29er Worlds on Lake Garda, Italy. Hayley Outteridge and Iain Jensen lead the 29er World fleet. 2008 29er World Champion Steve Thomas (AUS) and Blair Tuke are second, with Brits Tom Durham and George Hand third.... [more]
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Haylee Outteridge and Iain Jensen lead the 29er Worlds
Jerelyn Biehl,
As the younger sister of Nathan Outteridge, Haylee borrowed her brother's crew and they are currently leading the 183 boat 29er World championship fleet sailing on Lake Garda. Epic Lake Garda conditions gave the Race Committee and competitors a chance to stretch out and complete three races in the four flights.... [more]
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Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai
Event media,
From the 21st to the 27th of September, Cannes will host the 31st edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai. During one week, over one hundred yachts will offer a sublime display of sailing regattas in the bay of Cannes.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - BOR90 sailing - 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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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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