VOR, GOR, Finns and the latest Sailing news from around the globe
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The Volvo Ocean Race battle for the lead tightens as Puma Ocean Racing manage to keep Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand and Team Telefónica at bay. The breeze is lightening off and its is possible that the rest of the fleet will catch the front runners.
|Onboard PUMA Ocean Racing during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Amory Ross/Puma Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race© |
The Kiwi-Australian duo of Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough have taken first place in the Global Ocean Race leg 4 from Punta del Este, Uruguay, to South Carolina USA. Several other Class40s have now completed the leg.
We have all the news from the PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf which has just concluded, the competitors in the La Transat AG2R La Mondiale are half way and the Laser Radial Worlds Youth and Mens 2012 NOR and online entry is now available.
The eyes of the sailing world will be on Stresa, Italy for the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting. Hot topics up for discussion are the evaluation trials for the Women's Skiff and Mixed Multihull equipment and kiteboarding format for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.
The UK Finn Festival starts May 5 in Falmouth and will be followed by the Finn Gold Cup. The Gold Cup line up is impressive, with many sailors using the 'lead in' Nationals to test equipment and skill on waters similar to those of Weymouth.
|Fin Gold Cup 2011 start Robert Deaves /IFA|
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