Laser Worlds, final race happening now at RQ, Volvo & America's Cup
Final Day of the Laser Radial Youth Worlds being sailed on Moreton Bay, there was a 12 knot westerly for the first race, then the second race was started in six knots and the fleet crept to the finish in about five knots.
|Laser Radial Youth Boys 1t H Thomasgaard NOR NZ A Mckenzie 6th aft Rd5 - Laser Radial Youth World Championships 2012 Mike Kenyon|
PRO Kevin Wilson has been patiently waiting to see if there will be enough breezes for a third race. The fleet is going into sequence with a six knot westerly. It clear and bright here and we can see all the way up to the Glass House Mountains. We will have more news when everyone is back to RQYS.
|Oracle Team USA - America's Cup World Series Newport 2012 Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA© |
33 year old Aussie James Spithill has just won the America's Cup World Match Racing series. His Oracle Team USA now heads home to its base at Pier 80 in San Francisco for the next four months with a full slate of activities on the schedule. The team's first AC72 will begin sailing next month, and the first regatta of the 2012-13 America's Cup World Series is scheduled Aug. 23-26. It'll be the first time that America's Cup racing will be featured on the Bay. We will bring you all the detail on the AC72's as they hit the water.
|Jimmy Spithill - Oracle Team USA Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA© |
While much attention was rightly focused on Volvo Ocean Race winner Groupama, Australian skipper Chris Nicholson of emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) deserves a call out for a brilliant down-to-the wire win in Leg Nine—the team's first offshore leg win of the race.
|CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skipper Chris Nicholson from Australia is greeted on the dock by his family, after winning leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race) Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race© |
This win propelled ETNZ into second place overall, provisionally nudging skipper Ken Read and his Puma Ocean Racing team down to third place by a margin of six points. Be sure to check out the full VOR multimedia report, as well as plenty of great image galleries, inside, and stay tuned for more about this weekend's final in-port race.
|Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, arrive to a huge spectator crowd, winning the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, after securing second place on leg 9 from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race) Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race© |
Ahead we have the Farr 40 Worlds, the Laser Radial Mens Worlds at RQ and the rev up for the Weymouth regatta continues.
|Two-time Australian Farr 40 Class Champion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, also the class' current world champion, contest the Rolex Farr 40 North Americans on Transfusion Kurt Arrigo/Rolex ©|
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