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More Sail for Gold Regatta images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery,
More images from photographer Ingrid Abery from the Sail for Gold Regatta at Weymouth, UK.... [more]
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Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) participate at NYYC Invitational
YCCS media,
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) team participating in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup completed a first day of racing off Newport yesterday in approximately 18 knots of easterly wind on lumpy seas.... [more]
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2009 Soling Worlds, light winds at the second day of racing
Matias Collins,
2009 Soling Worlds - it was a Brazilian day; BRA 73 had a bullet in the first race and a third in the second, bringing them up to the second place overall. In race one, the right outside part of the lake paid as there seemed to be a bit more wind.... [more]
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iShares Cup Cup teams prepare for Extreme sailing on a tricky course
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Cup teams prepare for Extreme sailing. The six-event European series sees the iShares Cup return to the Dutch capital for the third consecutive year, with nine teams again racing the 40ft long catamarans on Amsterdam's narrow waterways in the IJ-haven.... [more]
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Golden Gate not happy with ISAF 'secret' agreement on America's Cup
Golen Gate YC Media,
Following yesterday's unexpected release of the so=called 'secret agreement' between the International Sailing Federation and Societe Nautique de Geneve, the Challenger of Record have issued a statement commenting on the agreement and the advantage they believe it confers on the Defender (SNG/Team Alinghi).... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup: 'Game on' as NYYC leads
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Lotz gave credit to his team and tactician Ken Read (Newport, R.I.), known as one of the best sailors in the world, for a remarkable comeback in the second race that took them from sorry-at the-start to phenomenal-at-the-finish. Having jumped the start gun with three others, the team was called back to clear itself and begin again.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - European Champion leads the Finns
Robert Deaves IFA,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Finn Class report. After the disappointment of a day lost Wednesday because of high winds, the Finns were keen to get going but had to wait until mid afternoon before they could start. By then an early morning 20 knots plus had given way to an easterly 10-12 knots.... [more]
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NZL380 wins two out of two and takes Audi MedCup
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand powered away in heavy conditions to win two out of two on the first day of racing in the Audi MedCup regatta in Cartagena. Having lost two race days through shifty wind conditions, the fleet was greeted today with a wind in the high 20s and a nasty, short, steep seaway.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 fleet in La Rochelle - Protest results pending
Clipper media,
All ten of the Clipper 09-10 yachts are now berthed in La Rochelle. Talk on the pontoons has been about one subject - the Race Committee's decision to protest two of the yachts, Hull & Humber and Cork, for contravening the sailing instructions - and what that might mean to the points each team will win for Race 1.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta approaches its climax
Event media,
The Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta approaches its climax. Skandia Team GBR sailor Paul Goodison, the Beijing 2008 Laser gold medallist, brought to an end Tom Slingsby's (AUS) impressive record of five wins from five races in the final Laser class race of the day.... [more]
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MedCup Circuit: TeamOrigin onboard for 2010
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Britain's TeamOrigin, following an announcement yesterday, will be stepping up their sailing activities again, there has been confirmation that the team plan to compete on next year's Audi MedCup Circuit.... [more]
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MedCup Circuit Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy underway
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy: As if to display exactly why they are the champions-in-waiting of the 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit TP52 Series, Emirates Team New Zealand produced a flawless display across two very challenging big breeze races today to set themselves off on the perfect footing as the Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy finally got under way.... [more]
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Mirsky Racing Team move up ISAF World Match Racing rankings list
Kinley Fowler,
Mirsky Racing Team tops the World Match Racing Tour leader board and is now ranked second on the ISAF World Match Racing rankings. MRT had a strong start to the season with a third place in the Marseille Match Race followed by two disappointing results in both Germany and Korea.... [more]
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X-41 World Championship underway
ISAF,
X-41 World Championship report. The weather in the morning was stormy with strong and changeable breezes. At 15:00 the fleet of 14 boats from six countries left the moorings sailing towards open sea.... [more]
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Istanbul Europa Race - Estrella Damm cancels pit-stop
Daniel Ferrando,
Istanbul Europa Race update. Estrella Damm has decided to continue racing without making a technical pit-stop in Gibraltar to repair small damage on the mast. At the 10 o'clock position report, the boat, skippered by Guillermo Altadil and Pachi Rivero was in fifth place, 80 miles from Foncia, provisional leader of the fleet.... [more]
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Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 update
Event Media/amended Sail-World.com,
Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 update. Three days and three nights sailing downwind in the breeze, with plenty of technical issues, lack of sleep, hunger and the uncertainty of positions. The tired minis sailors, after passing Cape Finisterre, are now sailing under spinnaker.... [more]
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Portugal Ocean Race - A new Global Sailing event
Sílvia Metrogos,
The Portugal Ocean Race will be a true reflection of Portugal and will capture the history and culture of this seafaring nation. No one represents the spirit of Portugal more than fado singer Mafalda Arnauth who will serve as the Godmother of the event. Race co-founder Ricardo Diniz explained.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings - September 2009
ISAF,
New Zealand's Adam Minoprio and French skipper Claire Leroy both hold on to the top spot in the latest release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings on 16 September... [more]
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2009 Soling World Championship day one- Lake Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Event media,
Day One for the 2009 Soling World Championship being sailed on Lake Ontario in Toronto, Canada. The wind built up from northeast and then went more to the east. Initially winds were around 10 knots but conditions built, there was some short chop and the wind kept increasing with gusts reaching 20 knots.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup images from Leighton O'Connor
Leighton O'Connor,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup day one. Photographer Leighton O'Connor took these images from race one of the event.... [more]
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NYYC Invitational Cup - day 1 is 'a ripper'
NYYC Media,
The opening race, sailed in lumpy seas and an 18-knot easterly on Rhode Island Sound, started the regatta off with lots of action, as the Canadian boat, helmed by Terry McLaughlin, battled most closely with the New York Yacht Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club (IRL) and Japan Sailing Federation for best position between the start and the first mark two miles to windward.... [more]
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Shetland Round Britain & Ireland 2010 race launch announced
Katy Thorpe,
It is now just one week until the launch of the Shetland Round Britain & Ireland 2010 race.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 1 Line honours to Team Finland
Heather Ewing,
Line honours in the first race of Clipper 09-10 go to Team Finland as a drama-filled Race 1 draws to a conclusion. Arriving in the Bassin des Chalutiers, La Rochelle, a jubilant Eero said, 'It was a good warm up. It hasn't quite sunk in yet that we've actually started the race and that it's actually happening.'... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: ISAF releases confidential document ahead of Hearing
Richard Gladwell,
The International Sailing Federation have released the hitherto confidential America's Cup agreement ahead of a telephone hearing the New York Supreme Court. Yesterday permission was sought from the New York Supreme Court by Sailing Scuttlebutt's America's Cup correspondent Cory Friedman, who had filed papers with the Court, to have the agreement made public.... [more]
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America's Cup - ISAF requests permission to file Amicus Curiae Brief
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today asked the New York Supreme Court for permission to file an Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) brief in the litigation between the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) and the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) regarding the 33rd America's Cup.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Drama as Race Committee considers protesting yachts
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 09-10 race update. The Race Committee is considering evidence that Cork and Hull & Humber did not correctly sail the race course. This drama is set to unfold over the next 24 hours once the race has finished and the skippers have submitted their race declarations. The finishing positions will remain provisional until the Race Committee has made their ruling.... [more]
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PredictWind partners with Global Ocean Race 2011-12
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 announces a partnership with the Auckland-based, weather prediction company, PredictWind. After 25 years in development, PredictWind provide high resolution, weather prediction technology of exceptional accuracy.... [more]
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MedCup Circuit - Tension mounts as no racing again off Cartagena
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit regatta report. The skies were blue, the seas sparkling, there was an ample supply of puffy clouds and when the start sequence ran down there was 10 knots of SE'ly breeze, but just as the start gun was about to go it was replaced by the red and white AP flag instead.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - No changes at the top
Matchtight,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta day two report. After a two-hour delay, three classes saw some racing at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy - the men's and women's RS:X windsurfing classes and the 49ers.... [more]
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Access Class European Championships conclude
David Staley,
The Inaugural Access Class European Championships have been concluded in Port Camargue, France with nine races completed for the Access 2.3, 303, Liberty and SKUD 18.... [more]
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TeamOrigin launches 'Race for Change'
TeamOrigin media,
TeamOrigin announced today that it will make its bid for America's Cup glory under the banner Race for Change, in order to focus attention on the need for action to combat climate change. TeamOrigin has joined forces with the Carbon Trust as its environmental partner.... [more]
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Istanbul Europa Race - A complicated night for the fleet
Event media/Estrella Damm Sailing Team media,
Istanbul Europa Race update. If one thing is clear after the first two days of the final leg of the Istanbul Europa Race from Barcelona to Brest (France) it is that the Mediterranean is anything but dull.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Sailors from 14 nations arrive
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. By Monday, a 7900 sq. ft. tent and another at least half its size had been erected on the lower half of the yacht club's sprawling lawn, famous for its gloriously steep sweep down to the Newport harbor front.... [more]
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Images of Conrad Cameron (NZL) from start of the Mini Transat
Pierre Alian Varreon,
More images from the start of the Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50, alias the Mini Transat with New Zealand sailor, Conrad Colman competing. The race got underway in 15kts with 84 grossly over rigged 21-footers racing from the start in La Rochelle to Maderia and then onto Brazil.... [more]
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12 Metre World Championships preview
Jan Harley,
12 Metre World Championships - one week remains until the championship. What is expected to be the largest gathering of these vintage yachts in the 26 years since Newport last hosted the America's Cup (in 1983) is scheduled for September 22-27.... [more]
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Weather rules at Cartagena for TP52's
Warren Douglas,
The weather ruled on the first day on the Audi MedCup regatta at Cartagena, Spain. With light air – the yachts were held at the dock until 2pm – followed by a very shifty 14-knot easterly breeze with thunder showers, there was little chance of getting races away.... [more]
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Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 update
Event media/amended Sail-World.com,
The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 report. The fleet is in 25 to 35 knots of breeze near nearing Cape Finisterre!... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Finn lead shared
Robert Deaves IFA,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta Finn report for Day Two. While the strong winds caused the cancellation or postponement of some classes, the Finns enjoyed a great, if testing, day out in the bay. After a long wait afloat Monday for the 470s to finish their race, the Finns started race three at the earlier time of 11.00... [more]
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MedCup Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy - Lightning threat
MedCup media,
The TP52 Series at the Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy had to be postponed. The weather, or more specifically the imminent threat of lightning, finally took its toll today off Cartagena. The wait looked like it would be rewarded when the race committee brought the ten boat TP52 fleet under starter's orders, but within seconds of the start gun the AP flag went back up.... [more]
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Clipper 2009-2010 - Fleet heads for Bay of Biscay
Zoe Williamson,
Over the past 24 hours a fight has been taking place at the front of the fleet as Hull & Humber and Cork push hard in an attempt to take pole position away from Team Finland.... [more]
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The Superyacht Cup Antigua announces new dates
The Superyacht Cup Media,
The Superyacht Cup Antigua, now in its 4th year, has confirmed new post-Christmas dates with the Antigua and Barbuda National Parks Authority. The regatta will this season be staged from January 27th- 30th, 2010.... [more]
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Dan Slater: Day 1 Weymouth, Skandia Sail 4 Gold
Dan Slater,
2000 and 2008 Olympian, Dan Slater, reports on Day 1 of racing in the 2009 Skandia Go for Gold Regatta in Weymouth: 'Two weeks ago I decided to come and race in the Sail 4 Gold regatta as it's in the venue for the 2012 Olympics and would a good chance to come and get a feel for what will be involved in preparing for the Olympics here.... [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. Here Skip Lissiman (Australia II) comments, plus a letter from Spain... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup 2008-09 final event underway at Weymouth
ISAF,
The 2012 Olympic sailing venue at Weymouth and Portland is the host for the final event of the 2008-09 ISAF Sailing World Cup series where the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta launched into action today. Over 700 sailors representing 38 nations have gathered at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.... [more]
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Never a dull moment at Cartagena for Emirates Team NZ
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has claimed second place in the practice race for the last Audi MedCup regatta of the season. With a 52-point lead going in to the Region of Murcia trophy at Cartagena, Spain, all eyes – and the pressure – is on skipper Dean Barker and his crew.... [more]
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BOR 90 back on the water in San Diego
BMW Oracle Media,
BMW Oracle Racing's 90ft America's Cup Challenger is back in the water and sailing again after a maintenance period. It was lift off at 9am on Sunday as a 240-ton crane lifted the BOR 90 off the cradle in the boatyard and splashed the trimaran dockside for the start of another testing session in San Diego.... [more]
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Istanbul Europa Race - Estrella Damm begins final leg
Daniel Ferrando,
Istanbul Europa Race - Barcelona bid farewell to Estrella Damm and their fellow competitors for the third and definitive leg. The leg takes the fleet 1900 nautical miles through the Mediterranean and into the Atlantic.... [more]
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Finns at Skandia Sail for Gold regatta - Day One
Robert Deaves IFA,
Skandia Sail for Gold regatta Finn report from day one. This is the final event in the 2009 ISAF Sailing World Cup and the first chance for many sailors to get to grips with the 2012 Olympic venue. The uncharacteristic north-easterly wind off the Dorset coast produced very shifty conditions in Weymouth Bay with several of the favourites in the Finn class struggling mid fleet.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 has Final Sail in Genoa
Alinghi Media,
Yesterday, more than one hundred people went out on the water aboard the ferryboat 'Suprema' to watch the last Alinghi 5 training day in Genoa, Italy. The sunny weather and a gentle breeze, propelled the giant catamaran to fly on one hull, reaching speeds over 20 knots, giving all the Alinghi guests an incredible show.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Team Finland ahead
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race report from day one. The fleet benefited from the forecasted northerly airflow which, along with the ebb tide, pushed the Clipper yachts quickly out of the Humber and into the North Sea.... [more]
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MedCup Circuit Murcia Trophy practice race
MedCup media,
Audi MedCup Circuit. As expected this Caja Mediterranéo Region of Murcia Trophy race area proved a challenging one in this weight and direction of wind. The high, steep hills to the right of the race track, and a high promontory to the high right of the area affect the breeze and those who erred right, looking for a starboard tack lift, upwind were actually punished at times with lighter airs.... [more]
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The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Choices are made
Veronique Largeau,
Update from the Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50. The Minis crossed the Gulf of Biscay at full speed, driven by a strong Northeast flow. The fleet met with problems and breakages and for the unfortunate ones a return to port occurred.... [more]
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Outright Speed Sailing Record - Vestas Sailrocket returns to the fight
Vestas Sailrocket media,
Vestas Sailrocket's team is returning to Walvis Bay, Namibia for one more assault on the outright speed sailing record. This will be the final record attempt for this wonderful boat. It has endured a long and eventful life to reach its current level of performance and its structure bears the scars of many a hard earned lesson.... [more]
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Istanbul Europa Race - The final battle begins
Event Media,
Time for the final battle of the Istanbul Europa Race. The plot lines are written now it is time for the action to begin. With three teams level on points the playing field for the finale will in turn be the Straits of Gibraltar, the Bay of Biscay and the Celtic Sea.... [more]
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Images of the Sixes sailing on Rhode Island Sound - Day 3
Paul Todd, Outside Images,
Top international sailing photographer, Paul Todd, presents these images of Day 3 of the Six Metre Worlds sailed at Rhode Island Sound... [more]
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