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 26 Jul 2011
 


Just a year from now, and it will the start of the Olympics. Only five minutes ago we were reporting from Qingdao. Where did the time go? The next Olympic Regatta venue, Weymouth, has already run the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta, and the windsurfers are back there again for the Weymouth and Portland International... it's testing time for all the Olympic hopefuls, keen to get in some time on the water at the appropriate venue.

And here are the rest of the stories to round up the week.

Guy Nowel, Editor



Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Strong RS:X fleet
International Sailing Federation,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011 - Sixty five RS:X sailors will look to set an early marker one year ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition as they compete in Weymouth and Portland at the London 2012 Olympic Test Event. In the 34-strong Men's RS:X fleet Nick Dempsey (GBR) will be hotly fancied after he clinched gold at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in June.... [more]
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470 Junior World Championships reshuffle of the pack
Rick van Wijngaarden,
The reigning Junior 470 Womens World Champions are Victoria Jurczok and Josephine Bach. Jurczok was relieved the strong winds of the past few days had given way to something lighter, albeit at times it was barely windy enough to fill spinnakers.... [more]
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam day 3 - Style master and the rising star
PWA,
The PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam's third day experienced lighter winds and super flat waters in which the style master Tonky Frans and the rising star Xenia Kessler stormed through the double elimination. A gentle day in Fuerteventura placed the sailors on standby throughout the morning, allowing them to soak up the sun, enjoy the relaxing tunes and taste the culinary delights inside the main tent... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Atlantic qualifier begins for Team Telefónica
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 entrant Team Telefónica have now set out on their 2,000 mile Atlantic qualifier that is a requirement of the VOR rules. Iker Martínez and his crew departed their base in Lanzarote to begin the journey. 'It's a key test because this is one of the last ones we'll have before we have to make some decisions,' said Mallorca's Jordi Calafat.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Images from spectacular Sardinia
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman (GBR), was at the recent round of the Audi MedCup in Sardinia, and provided this gallery of spectacular images of the event.... [more]
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Clipper 11-12 Yacht Race - HMS Illustrious to support race start
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race - With one week to go until the cannon fires to signal the race start, the first global event to set off from the Solent since 2004, organisers are thrilled to welcome the Royal Navy's helicopter carrier, HMS Illustrious, which will attend the weekend's festivities, culminating in the race start on Sunday 31 July.... [more]
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A windy finale to the 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek
Event Media,
All was to play for as boats left the anchorage for the Six Senses Race Day – the final day of 'Asia's Best Regatta', the. The rain blew through quickly leaving good winds and white caps for an action-packed final day.... [more]
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Champions crowned at 2011 Techno Windsurfing World Championships
David Wells,
2011 Techno Windsurfing World Championships final day was a full one with two course races and a long distance race on the agenda and the tension could be cut with a knife with multiple world titles up in the air. The last day of the regatta followed the trend of oscilating fog banks; one day it's in, the next day it's out.... [more]
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470 Junior World Championships 2011 - The battle rages on
Rick van Wijngaarden,
The 470 Junior World Championships 2011 experienced a tense morning on day three as they waited to see if there would be any racing for the day in Medemblik, Holland. The 92 teams from 26 nations had already been through two hard days of qualifying and today was meant to mark the end of the qualification phase, but after waiting until 1400 hours the Race Committee decided to cancel all races... [more]
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MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy images by Guido Trombetta
Studio Borlenghi images,
The Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 has now come to a close in Cagliari, Sardinia. This gallery of action images is by photographer Guido Trombetta of Studio Borlenghi... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's crews switch to Rugby
Sail-World,
With Rugby World Cup fast looming, and with crews who have been working out of the same base together for several months about to depart, team training was varied to take in a game of touch rugby on nearby Victoria Park. In a game of Red vs Black - the Volvo Ocean race entry Camper crew, lining up against the America's Cup and Extreme 40 crew,... [more]
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Laser Standard Youth & Radial Men World Championships day 5 perfection
International Laser Class Association,
The Laser Standard Youth & Radial Men World Championships are underway in La Rochelle, France. A perfect sailing day on Friday, with a NW breeze of 12-14 knots increasing later during the afternoon to 18-20 knots. The sun was out most of the time.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 - Setup for victory
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011's first couple of days of racing were sailed amid the northwesterly Mistral but, on the third day there were light conditions under which Jochen Schuemann and Sebastien Col retained their new found winning momentum.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series returns to Cowes
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series for the fifth consecutive year will return to Cowes. Twelve Extreme 40 catamarans, with world-renowned sailors from 15 nationalities, will line up on 6 August for seven days of high-octane ‘stadium sailing' action the circuit has become renowned for.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: More images of Cascais
Gilles Martin-Raget,
More images of Cascais, Portugal, from top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget went touring around Cascais, Portugal, ahead of the first event of the America's Cup World Series, with shots of the town and coast... [more]
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