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 26 Aug 2013
 


Dragons, Kites, Extreme Sailing and more...

Maksymilian Wocjik - 2013 Kona One Europeans  Bjorn Alexandersson
Another busy week in the world of European and international sailing. Kona Windsurfing European Championship took place in Swedish sailing mecca Sandhamn which has hosted numerous international sailing events over the years. A total of 45 sailors from countries like Portugal, Slovenia and Denmark competed. The winds were unusually light and unpredictable during the three racing days which demanded great tactical skills and concentration of the sailors. Read more inside.

SB20 Russian Open Championship  E.Razina/Russian SB20 Association

At the SB20 Russian Open Championship the second racing day SB20 Russian Open Championship appeared to be extremely long. Again, a patchy wind dominated at the race course. After two abandonments, the race committee finally managed to pull out three good races. So the leader board has shuffled.

Albeau in the groove - PWA Alacati World Cup 2013  © John Carter / PWA

The final day of the PWA Alacati World Cup saw two more eliminations completed for both the men and women as the Meltemi wind continued to blow for much of the day. At the end of the day Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) battled his way back to the top of the rankings to secure the event victory, with one bullet and a second place.

Dragon Gold Cup 2013  Jacques Vapillon ©

After six days of racing there was triumph at the Gazprom International Dragon Gold Cup for Ukrainian Markus Wiezer and his team (UKR 7). The racing finished beautifully on the Bay of Douarnenez and proved to be much more invigorating than on previous days.

Platu 25 Central European Alp-Cup Act 3 in Brunnen, Switzerland  Tobias Stoerkle

The seventh Central European Alp-Cup Edition (CEAC), the Platu 25 Circuit that takes place in the European Alpine Lakes, is getting thrilling with the next appointment in Brunnen, in Urnersee, one of the four branches of the Luzern lake in Switzerland where the third Act will be competed from the 30th of August to the 1st of September.

SAP Extreme Sailing Team - Extreme Sailing Series Act 6 Cardiff  © SAP Extreme Sailing Team

In the Extreme Sailing Series Act 6, being held in Cardiff, UK, the competition is wide open and the SAP Extreme Sailing Team is poised to capitalize on it's overall third position on the leaderboard. Check out the video highlights below.

34th America's Cup - Louis Vuitton Finals; Luna Rossa vs Emirates Team New Zealand  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©

And finally in international sailing news: In an outcome that should surprise absolutely no one, Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) today beat Luna Rossa Challenge to win the Louis Vuitton Cup (LVC) on San Francisco Bay amidst thick fog that no doubt complicated tactics. In a twist of fate, the last LVC was decided off of Valencia, Spain in 2007 when ETNZ defeated Luna Rossa Challenge using the old monohulls.

Also inside, get the latest news from the recently concluded Nacra 17 European Championship, Melges 24 European Championship, the 420/470 Junior European Championships and more...


The Sail-World.com Team



Polish gold in Kona Windsurfing European Championship
Daniel Nordlund,
After three days of intense racing in Sandhamn out of the Swedish east coast, Polish Maksymilian Wójcik is the new windsurfing European Champion in ISAF-class Kona One. Swedish super talent Adam Holm finished second, before Björn Holm, also Sweden, this year's Kona One World Champion.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme 3rd after penultimate day
Sarah Branson,
In the Extreme Sailing Series, the competition is wide open in Cardiff after the penultimate day of Act 6 and the SAP Extreme Sailing Team is poised to capitalize on it's overall third position on the leaderboard.... [more]
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Byte CII Pre-World Championship - Preliminary results
Byte CII Media,
Check out the preliminary results for the Byte CII Pre-World Championship in New Port, Rhode Island.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Cup Race 7 - Luna Rossa on the brink
Chuck Lantz,
To move on to challenge Oracle for the America's Cup, Luna Rossa must win six races in a row, and Emirates Team NZ need just one more win. A tall order. Today's races could have been the end of the road for Luna Rossa, if Race 8 had not been postponed until tomorrow due to high winds, and ETNZ had won both races.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 6 - Video Highlights on day 2
Extreme Sailing Series,
Video of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 6, Cardiff day two highlights... [more]
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Takapuna, New Zealand to host the 2015 Finn Gold Cup
Richard Gladwell,
Takapuna Boating Club has won the bid to host the 2015 Finn Gold Cup. The decision was made by the International Finn Association at its meeting in Tallin, Estonia. Takapuna edged out bids from France and Croatia to stage the regatta.... [more]
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SB20 Russian Open Championship - An extremely long day 2
Ivan Bidzilya,
At the SB20 Russian Open Championship the second racing day SB20 Russian Open Championship appeared to be extremely long.... [more]
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Nacra 17 European Championship - Mandy Mulder and Coen de Koning win!
Edwin Lodder,
At the first Nacra 17 European Championship 2013, after a very exciting Medal Race the Duch team Mandy Mulder and Coen de Koning wins . After some postponement because lack of wind the final Medal race with the top-10 teams could start in the afternoon round 02.30 PM.... [more]
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Maiden world title for Delphine Cousin
Chris Yates,
The final day of the PWA Alacati World Cup saw two more eliminations completed for both the men and women as the Meltemi wind continued to blow for much of the day. At the end of the day Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) battled his way back to the top of the rankings to secure the event victory, with one bullet and a second place today.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Team confident in Cardiff
Sarah Branson,
In Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series, the SAP Extreme Team took a leap up the leaderboard into second position overall. Gusty conditions meant that co-­?skippers Rasmus Kostner and Jes Gram-­?Hansen, known as the ‘Danish double-­?act', had to really hold their nerve, intercept on the start and take some brave decisions.... [more]
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Dragon Gold Cup - Consistency and spirit triumph
Véronique Guillou Le Bivic,
After six days of racing there is triumph at the Gazprom International Dragon Gold Cup for Ukrainian Markus Wiezer and his team (UKR 7) – a victory pieced together one day at a time with true consistency and spirit. The racing finished beautifully on the Bay of Douarnenez and proved to be much more invigorating than on previous days.... [more]
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SB20 Russian Open Championship starts with a bang
Ivan Bidzilya,
The SB20 Russian Open Championship regatta kicked off in style on 23rd August with four races completed in light winds. Competition was fierce right from the start. Each race brought up a new leader so consistency proved to be winning formula.... [more]
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Ballistic slalom on day 5
Vivienne Masters,
The Turkish Meltemi winds finally returned on day five of the PWA Alacati World Cup, to provide a brilliant day of racing. After almost six hours of competition Pierre Mortefon now finds himself at the top of the men's rankings, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa maintains her lead at the top in the women's, after another assured display, overall.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 6 - Big tactics called for on day 1
Extreme Sailing Series,
The light airs that looked set to characterise the day's racing at Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series revved up to a playful breeze across the bay just in time for three all important points scoring races – perhaps spurred on by a wind dance from Red Bull Sailing Teams trimmer Matthew Adams.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Garmin to sponsor team
Marina Thomas,
In the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race, Garmin, the global GPS technology company, will be a first time Team Sponsor. Team Garmin will represent the world's leading manufacturers of marine electronics and satellite navigation equipment.... [more]
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Everything is ready for the Platu 25 Central European Alp-Cup
Sabrina Bonaiti,
The seventh Central European Alp-Cup Edition (CEAC), the Platu 25 Circuit that takes place in the European Alpine Lakes, is getting thrilling with the next appointment in Brunnen, in Urnersee, one of the four branches of the Luzern lake in Switzerland where the third Act will be competed from the 30th of August to the first of September.... [more]
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420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Gold to Israel, Italy and the Ukraine
International 420 and 470 Class Associations,
A tense final day waiting game at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans in Pwllheli, Great Britain as teams waited for the forecast nine knot breeze to fill in. But local knowledge, which had predicted no breeze this morning, unfortunately won through, with the Race Committee waiting until the last possible timeframe before abandoning racing at 1530 hours.... [more]
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Day 4 a frustrating affair
Chris Yates,
Day four of the PWA Alacati World Cup proved to be a largely frustrating affair as teasing winds kept the competitors on standby for much of the day. After a very quiet start to the day at 12pm the wind swung 180 degrees and began to rapidly pickup causing a flurry of action on the beach.... [more]
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Melges 24 European Championship prizegiving
Fiona Brown,
At the Magic Marine Melges 24 European Championship, the total lack of wind made it impossible to dispute the last race. After four hours of waiting, the Principal Race Officer, Hank Stuart, was forced to send the sailors home and declare over the event organized by the Royal Yacht Club Hollandia in collaboration with the International Melges 24 Class Association.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race 2013 - An event to remember
KPMS,
Every edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race deserves its own chapter in the event's proud annals so rich are the stories that emanate every time the offshore classic is held. Yet, in its 88 years of existence, few Rolex Fastnet Races have captured the values intrinsic in making the competition an international icon in quite the same way as 2013.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère.ch breaks Blue Ribbon record
MaxComm Communication,
The flying boat l'Hydroptère.ch, piloted by Daniel Schmäh, yesterday smashed the Blue Ribbon record between Port Noir and le Bouveret, with a theoretical distance of 66.5 nautical miles (123 kilometers). It thus beat the time set by Philippe Cardis on Décision 35 in 2007 by eight minutes.... [more]
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