Telefonica gone and all the latest sailing news

Telefonica showing her starboard rudder (orange foil) and the gudgeons for the emergency rudder mounted directly on the transom.
Welcome to this edition of's UK newsletter.

The big news is that Team Telefonica has broken both rudders falling off a wave, just 300 miles from the Lorient finish line and the skipper has conceded that they now have no chance of winning the race overall.

Speaking from onboard the former Volvo Ocean Race leader, crew member Pepe Ribes said they were hit by a wave and Chinese gybed. The incident cost the Spanish entry dearly and their chances of winning the 2011/12 edition vanished in two minutes. More news as it comes to hand.

Ian Williams (Team GAC Pindar) has retained his number one ISAF Match Race ranking - yet again.

Ian Williams chasing down top qualifier Phil Robertson - WMRT Korea Cup 2012
Andrew Carter/AWMRT

Locally don't miss the reports from the Westward Cup, the Commodore's Cup, the IRC Solent Series and from around the clubs, loads of dinghy news.

Team Russia leads the fleet at the SB20 UK Nationals, the Sardinia Cup continues at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the ORCi Mediterranean Championship is reaching a conclusion on the gulf of Cres.

More news, images and videos from the PWA Catalunya World Cup in Costa Brava, the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2012, the America’s Cup and from events all around the globe.

It is just 42 days to the London 2012 Olympics and the big Sail-World team that will be onsite in Weymouth is gearing up. Stay tuned for our extensive coverage of the Games.

Have a safe and happy week.

Saint-Tropez, 13/06/12 Giraglia Rolex Cup 2012 Giraglia start © Photo: Luca Butt˜ - Studio Borlenghi
©Luca Butto/Studio Borlenghi