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Finn Gold Cup - Ainslie dominates in harsh conditions

'Ben Ainslie (GBR3)'    Mark Lloyd ©    Click Here to view large photo

During the 2012 Finn Gold Cup, if any proof was needed that Ben Ainslie (GBR) is at the top of his game, then day three was proof indeed. After dominating and winning both races in the brutal environment of the cold and windy Falmouth Bay, he now takes a 10 point lead over Ed Wright (GBR) and Andrew Mills (GBR) at the half way stage.

Tuesday was always going to be the big wind day in Falmouth and it didn't disappoint though it wasn't the epic day many were forecasting. However, with temperatures plummeting in the northerly winds, the 16-20 knot wind felt like a lot more. The sea remained relatively flat for the wind speed, with the wind coming off the land and making the racing tricky and very tactical with large shifts as the fleet approached the windward mark.

J.P.Morgan Asset Management Finn Festival in Falmouth -  Mark Lloyd ©   Click Here to view large photo

Most of the fleet favoured the left side on the first beat of race five, with the leaders crossing tacks several times before they rounded. Rafael Trujillo (ESP) rounded first from Jonas Høgh-Christensen (DEN) and Ed Wright (GBR). Ben Ainslie (GBR) rounded in fifth but had moved up to second behind Høgh-Christensen at the downwind gate. The two traded tacks on the second beat, before Ainslie sailed further to the right and found a way through. Ainslie rounded the top mark clear ahead ahead while Piotr Kula (POL) had sailed a great second beat to move up to third.

The race ended with two fast and thrilling reaches down to the finish. Ainslie and Høgh-Christensen extended on the fleet by several hundred metres, while Kula capsized and lost ground. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) took advantage of that and crossed in third.

The race committee was keen to get things moving fast as by now everyone was extremely cold. Høgh-Christensen was again in good form, rounding the top mark ahead of Mark Andrews (GBR) and Ainslie. Ainslie was impressively fast down the run sailing past his rivals to round the gate with a 50 metre advantage. From there he played the shifts on the left on the second upwind to lead down the reaches for a substantial win.

Høgh-Christensen had dropped back on the second upwind as it became a battle of perseverance in the tough conditions. Finally Tapio Nirkko (FIN) emerged into second with Andrew Mills (GBR) in third. Nothing much changed down the reaches and they finished in that order.


At the half way stage Ainslie has yet to put a foot wrong with nothing below third place in winds from eight to 22 knots. He is already looking hard to beat. Ed Wright continues to be consistent enough to maintain second while Andrew Mills is able to discard his 21st from race five today to remain in third overall. However with the discard kicking in the points are getting closer. Høgh-Christensen is just one point behind Mills while the next four boats are all within six points of each other.

The race for Olympic selection is increasing its pace now for the six nations that will qualify here. Top performer so far is Piotr Kula who picked up a 12th and a fifth today to end up in seventh overall, ten places ahead of his main rival Rafal Szukiel (POL) who didn't have such a good day.

Other nations currently in qualifying positions are Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, China and Turkey. While Germany and Austria have lone sailors here, China, Czech Republic and Turkey have several here and those trials also need to be decided.

Despite his capsize in race five Kula still sailed a counting race. 'I was in third place at the time, actually it was my mistake because I didn’t see the gust coming and my boom just touched the water and I capsized. I lost quite a few positions but I gained them back in the next race because I finished fifth in the last one, I’m really really tired, but happy.'

'It’s been going really well so far, there’s been three days of sailing and I’ve had four races in the top ten so this is really good. We’ve already had two trial regattas for the Olympics, in Majorca and Hyeres, and after Hyeres I was leading with one point over my colleague, Rafal, so far I’m keeping this so hopefully it will stay like this.'

Second overall Ed Wright summed up his week so far, 'I got a first on the first day, then slipped to second over the last couple of days. Ben’s been sailing pretty well, and I’ve been struggling with the tactics on the last couple of days. I’ve been rounding the top mark always pretty good but then the second beat is not so great. But I’m pretty happy with the way I’m sailing. They are great conditions out there and I’m really enjoying being in Falmouth and racing against these guys; it’s tough competition.'

Edward Wright (GBR11) -  Mark Lloyd ©   Click Here to view large photo

'Today it was pretty windy and upwind I was going pretty fast but I’ve only done a small amount of sailing this year and I just pretty much went into survival mode on the run. I slipped a little bit on the run actually but I did come out today with a fourth and a fifth and I’m really happy.'

Hoegh-Christensen said, 'The first race was quite tricky. I didn’t get a good start but I managed to fight my way back and sail a very good first beat and got back up to second, rounded in second and passed Rafa down the run and I was first at the bottom, and then I was duking it out with Ben all the way up the beat and I did a small mistake and he passed me.'

'In the second race I led around the windward mark by quite a bit and it was looking pretty good all the way round, then I got into a bit of a hole down the first run and Ben and Mark Andrews passed me and then on the second beat I couldn’t hit a shift to save my life and I ended up rounding in tenth so it was a total catastrophe. I got back up to eighth. I think there’s a good chance I could climb back up the leader board. I got a little closer to Ed and Mills so there’s a good chance I can hopefully pass them tomorrow.'

Another sailor having a great regatta is Tapio Nirkko, currently in seventh overall. 'Today was a really brutal day, conditions were extremely tough, the temperature is quite low and it’s quite gusty and windy today so it was challenging for everyone. In the first race I had some troubles in the first upwind, my tactics were quite bad and I was completely in the wrong corner but it was a good recovery and decent result. In the second race I started better and I got perfect lines right from the beginning. I was pretty much picking up places the whole race until the end so I’m quite happy with that. It’s challenging and it’s the same for everybody, but that’s why we are here.'

Mark Andrews has improved his position every race, ending up with a seventh and sixth today to sit in 11th overnight. 'The regatta started off pretty bad for me but it seems to be getting better and better as each race goes on so that’s good and hopefully I’ll be somewhere near the top of the pile at the end of the week. Obviously Ben’s got a good lead at the moment but I hope to be somewhere near the top five, and a chance of a medal would be good.'

The final word today comes from regatta leader Ben Ainslie, 'It was a great day and really awesome sailing but hard work. Tactically it was hard and physically it was harder but I had a good day. It was mainly about getting the shifts right but the left played well at the top of the beat. There were quite a lot of shifts out there so I was just trying to be on the right side of the big ones.'

There will hopefully be some respite for the sailors tomorrow with very light winds forecast. There are just four more races before the split for the medal race on Friday. Wednesday's two races are scheduled to start at 11.00.

Anders Pedersen (NOR1) -  Mark Lloyd ©   Click Here to view large photo

J.P.Morgan Asset Management Finn Festival in Falmouth -  Mark Lloyd ©   Click Here to view large photo

Matthias Miller(GER151) -  Mark Lloyd ©   Click Here to view large photo

Daniel Birgmark (SWE11) Jonathan Lombert (FRA112) Jonas Hoegh-Christensen (DEN2) -  Mark Lloyd ©   Click Here to view large photo

Results as of 3.40pm on May 15 2012

Overall
Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 94, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank
BowNumber
SailNo
Helmname
Junior
Total
Nett
1st
29
GBR 3
1.0
(3.0)
1.0
3.0
1.0
1.0
10.0
7.0
2nd
01
GBR 11
2.0
1.0
5.0
(7.0)
5.0
4.0
24.0
17.0
3rd
14
GBR 85
4.0
8.0
2.0
11.0
(21.0)
3.0
49.0
28.0
4th
17
DEN 2
(14.0)
9.0
4.0
6.0
2.0
8.0
43.0
29.0
5th
07
EST 2
5.0
5.0
20.0
(26.0)
4.0
7.0
67.0
41.0
6th
24
FIN 218
6.0
(22.0)
9.0
8.0
17.0
2.0
64.0
42.0
7th
106
POL 17
9.0
10.0
8.0
(15.0)
12.0
5.0
59.0
44.0
8th
87
CAN 41
8.0
12.0
(16.0)
1.0
14.0
12.0
63.0
47.0
9th
10
FRA 112
25.0
2.0
6.0
2.0
16.0
(27.0)
78.0
51.0
10th
02
CRO 524
(26.0)
16.0
3.0
12.0
3.0
20.0
80.0
54.0
11th
27
GBR 88
(33.0)
23.0
12.0
10.0
7.0
6.0
91.0
58.0
12th
09
USA 4
15.0
15.0
10.0
(32.0)
8.0
13.0
93.0
61.0
13th
03
NED 842
(22.0)
14.0
11.0
4.0
20.0
14.0
85.0
63.0
14th
53
AUS 1
13.0
(25.0)
7.0
9.0
18.0
18.0
90.0
65.0
15th
05
ESP 100
31.0
(39.0)
14.0
5.0
6.0
15.0
110.0
71.0
16th
12
SWE 11
(24.0)
17.0
17.0
14.0
10.0
19.0
101.0
77.0
17th
33
POL 7
3.0
20.0
22.0
16.0
(30.0)
22.0
113.0
83.0
18th
21
RUS 9
20.0
(42.0)
24.0
19.0
11.0
10.0
126.0
84.0
19th
81
NZL 1
12.0
24.0
13.0
27.0
9.0
(32.0)
117.0
85.0
20th
32
CAN 5
(34.0)
7.0
15.0
13.0
25.0
26.0
120.0
86.0
21st
30
UKR 1
(30.0)
4.0
26.0
18.0
19.0
29.0
126.0
96.0
22nd
101
GER 151
23.0
13.0
30.0
(54.0)
23.0
11.0
154.0
100.0
23rd
23
USA 619
(37.0)
27.0
27.0
20.0
22.0
16.0
149.0
112.0
24th
20
CZE 1
10.0
(37.0)
31.0
30.0
24.0
24.0
156.0
119.0
25th
26
AUT 3
29.0
11.0
21.0
35.0
(36.0)
28.0
160.0
124.0
26th
90
CHN 1226
21.0
31.0
33.0
(38.0)
29.0
17.0
169.0
131.0
27th
39
RUS 1
7.0
34.0
(52.0)
48.0
13.0
30.0
184.0
132.0
28th
41
BRA109
J
(50.0)
6.0
35.0
31.0
38.0
23.0
183.0
133.0
29th
37
CZE 85
17.0
19.0
39.0
(44.0)
28.0
35.0
182.0
138.0
30th
40
TUR 21
32.0
30.0
25.0
(64.0)
43.0
9.0
203.0
139.0
31st
47
NED 841
11.0
41.0
(42.0)
17.0
37.0
33.0
181.0
139.0
32nd
34
NED 83
35.0
21.0
28.0
25.0
34.0
(40.0)
183.0
143.0
33rd
42
UKR 5
(43.0)
18.0
40.0
21.0
33.0
36.0
191.0
148.0
34th
18
SWE 6
(64.0)
26.0
19.0
42.0
31.0
31.0
213.0
149.0
35th
86
CAN 110
J
18.0
33.0
29.0
(45.0)
27.0
43.0
195.0
150.0
36th
45
NZL 8
(45.0)
35.0
36.0
22.0
35.0
25.0
198.0
153.0
37th
57
CRO 11
36.0
(55.0)
34.0
23.0
42.0
21.0
211.0
156.0
38th
46
AUS 261
16.0
43.0
23.0
24.0
(64.0)
62.0
232.0
168.0
39th
58
CRO 671
(48.0)
47.0
38.0
36.0
15.0
37.0
221.0
173.0
40th
103
NOR 1
J
44.0
46.0
18.0
55.0
26.0
(95.0 DNF)
284.0
189.0
41st
48
HUN 6
39.0
29.0
43.0
46.0
(50.0)
34.0
241.0
191.0
42nd
59
CYP 19
47.0
44.0
48.0
33.0
(53.0)
38.0
263.0
210.0
43rd
78
IND 11
38.0
38.0
(62.0)
52.0
46.0
39.0
275.0
213.0
44th
38
RUS 57
(95.0 BFD)
60.0
32.0
28.0
51.0
45.0
311.0
216.0
45th
67
GBR 29
J
42.0
(59.0)
37.0
47.0
45.0
48.0
278.0
219.0
46th
119
CAN 902
46.0
32.0
55.0
39.0
(95.0 BFD)
49.0
316.0
221.0
47th
113
SWE 89
41.0
(63.0)
60.0
37.0
44.0
41.0
286.0
223.0
48th
117
POL 8
61.0
52.0
(70.0)
40.0
32.0
46.0
301.0
231.0
49th
79
IRL 4
(73.0)
40.0
45.0
58.0
41.0
47.0
304.0
231.0
50th
62
GBR 18
J
(70.0)
36.0
47.0
41.0
52.0
61.0
307.0
237.0
51st
77
HUN 8
54.0
51.0
(64.0)
29.0
60.0
44.0
302.0
238.0
52nd
110
TUR 35
53.0
(78.0)
50.0
59.0
40.0
42.0
322.0
244.0
53rd
56
CHN 43
40.0
45.0
44.0
(71.0)
65.0
54.0
319.0
248.0
54th
65
GBR 23
J
49.0
53.0
57.0
56.0
39.0
(95.0 DNC)
349.0
254.0
55th
63
GBR 2
51.0
50.0
49.0
(80.0)
66.0
50.0
346.0
266.0
56th
120
NED 58
(84.0)
67.0
63.0
34.0
48.0
57.0
353.0
269.0
57th
55
CAN 7
(60.0)
48.0
58.0
50.0
57.0
58.0
331.0
271.0
58th
92
DEN 46
(66.0)
66.0
41.0
62.0
54.0
52.0
341.0
275.0
59th
82
NZL 9
57.0
58.0
(72.0)
60.0
55.0
51.0
353.0
281.0
60th
50
TUR 7
27.0
28.0
51.0
83.0
(95.0 DNF)
95.0 DNC
379.0
284.0
61st
109
SUI 84
55.0
74.0
56.0
(75.0)
47.0
53.0
360.0
285.0
62nd
100
FRA 89
59.0
54.0
61.0
51.0
62.0
(63.0)
350.0
287.0
63rd
85
BUL 855
J
19.0
64.0
65.0
73.0
69.0
(95.0 DNC)
385.0
290.0
64th
105
POL 13
J
67.0
65.0
54.0
(84.0)
58.0
55.0
383.0
299.0
65th
80
LTU 7
(85.0)
77.0
71.0
43.0
49.0
60.0
385.0
300.0
66th
111
USA 21
(69.0)
56.0
67.0
68.0
56.0
59.0
375.0
306.0
67th
88
CAN 9
58.0
62.0
53.0
67.0
67.0
(95.0 DNC)
402.0
307.0
68th
51
AUS 2
28.0
49.0
46.0
(95.0 DNF)
95.0 DNC
95.0 DNC
408.0
313.0
69th
75
GBR 7
(86.0)
82.0
66.0
49.0
59.0
65.0
407.0
321.0
70th
61
FRA 99
75.0
69.0
69.0
(82.0)
61.0
56.0
412.0
330.0
71st
68
GBR 567
52.0
70.0
59.0
57.0
(95.0 DNC)
95.0 DNC
428.0
333.0
72nd
108
SUI 63
62.0
71.0
68.0
70.0
(76.0)
64.0
411.0
335.0
73rd
73
GBR 665
79.0
(85.0)
73.0
61.0
63.0
66.0
427.0
342.0
74th
60
CZE 11
J
63.0
57.0
85.0
(95.0 DNF)
71.0
69.0
440.0
345.0
75th
93
FRA 61
65.0
68.0
(83.0)
77.0
68.0
67.0
428.0
345.0
76th
54
BUL 77
56.0
75.0
74.0
(79.0)
75.0
72.0
431.0
352.0
77th
104
GBR 635
71.0
(79.0)
78.0
63.0
74.0
68.0
433.0
354.0
78th
112
USA 53
72.0
72.0
80.0
(87.0)
70.0
71.0
452.0
365.0
79th
52
AUS 8
76.0
61.0
(86.0)
85.0
78.0
70.0
456.0
370.0
80th
64
GBR 20
81.0
83.0
75.0
65.0
73.0
(95.0 DNC)
472.0
377.0
81st
94
FRA 57
68.0
76.0
(95.0 DNF)
53.0
95.0 DNF
95.0 DNC
482.0
387.0
82nd
76
GBR 711
78.0
90.0
77.0
72.0
72.0
(95.0 DNF)
484.0
389.0
83rd
91
DEN 210
77.0
92.0
79.0
69.0
77.0
(95.0 DNC)
489.0
394.0
84th
95
FRA 66
74.0
81.0
82.0
66.0
(95.0 DNF)
95.0 DNC
493.0
398.0
85th
74
GBR 68
80.0
73.0
76.0
78.0
(95.0 DNF)
95.0 DNC
497.0
402.0
86th
98
FRA 869
89.0
84.0
89.0
81.0
80.0
(95.0 DNC)
518.0
423.0
87th
97
FRA 86
87.0
91.0
81.0
86.0
79.0
(95.0 DNF)
519.0
424.0
88th
71
GBR 631
93.0
86.0
87.0
74.0
(95.0 DNC)
95.0 DNC
530.0
435.0
89th
96
FRA 72
92.0
88.0
84.0
76.0
(95.0 DNF)
95.0 DNC
530.0
435.0
90th
72
GBR 644
J
83.0
80.0
(95.0 DNF)
95.0 DNC
95.0 DNC
95.0 DNC
543.0
448.0
91st
69
GBR 611
82.0
87.0
(95.0 DNC)
95.0 DNC
95.0 DNC
95.0 DNC
549.0
454.0
92nd
99
FRA 880
88.0
89.0
(95.0 DNS)
95.0 DNC
95.0 DNC
95.0 DNC
557.0
462.0
93rd
66
GBR 24
91.0
94.0
88.0
(95.0 DNF)
95.0 DNC
95.0 DNC
558.0
463.0
94th
70
GBR 617
90.0
93.0
(95.0 DNF)
95.0 DNC
95.0 DNC
95.0 DNC
563.0
468.0


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RORC Caribbean 600 – Four Figaro II teams, all from the Guadeloupe Grand Large sailing academy, are racing in this year's event. 18 sailors from the offshore racing academy are racing on four identical yachts and have high aspirations for the future; the Solitaire du Figaro, Route du Rhum or the Everest of offshore solo-sailing, the Vendée Globe. ... [more]  

After having moved to the west coast for the past three years, US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards ceremony returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to celebrate the sailing accomplishments of Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Md.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.). ... [more]  

If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]  

The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Victory in the fourth leg was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted ... [more]  

The 2014-15 Etchells North American Midwinter East Series wraps up in Miami this weekend with the three-day Jaguar Southeastern Midwinter Regatta for the Schoonmaker Cup. The Jag, as the series has become better known, attracted over 50 boats for the four regatta series. ... [more]  

RORC Caribbean 600 – By the morning of day four, 19 yachts had completed the race and 43 yachts were still racing. Last night the lighter southerly wind had switched back to an easterly direction with substantial cloud activity providing changeable conditions for the competitors ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA AC45 Turbo Feb 25 Training images provided by pressure-drop.us. Flat flood conditions and winds 12-18 and then picking up late in the day. Boat is matching the olars established with the AC 72's. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand has pushed the start button on their campaign for the 35th America's Cup, with a budget that has been reduced by an estimated 20% from the San Francisco campaign. The decision to relocate the Venue for the Match to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda has resulted in reduced attractiveness to sponsors, which in turn has led to cuts in the program ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ... [more]  

AWT Goya Pro Cabo Verde kicks off in style! by American Windsurfing Tour
Last night saw the Opening Party for the Goya Cabo Verde Pro contest here on the beautiful island of Sal. In attendance were some of the biggest names in windsurfing along with local watermen, business men and dignitaries. The true spirit of the American Windsurfing Tour came out in force which was both mirrored and complimented by the spirit of this island ... [more]  

With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. ... [more]  

Emirates Team New Zealand has announced a team restructuring ahead on next week's expected announcement that the Qualifier for the 2017 America's Cup will be held in Auckland. The statement issued by the team early this afternoon, indicates the team has secured substantial funding and sponsorship for its 2017 campaign. ... [more]  

2015 CYC Midwinters Race – Pictures by pressure-drop.us ... [more]  

CYC Midwinters Racing – 'Mid Winter racing is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get' ~Forrest Gump~Skipper of SS Jenny ... [more]  

Laser Standard Men’s World Championships (June 29-July 8), the Laser Masters World Championships (July 10-18), and the Laser Radial Youth World Championships (August 14-20) are being hosted by the CORK. ... [more]  

Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Team SCA crew members Sally Barkow and Annie Lush before the start of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Both are former Olympic match racers, who have switched to ocean racing. Both are wearing the new prescription Kaenon sunglasses in the 40,000nm race around the world. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Overnight Ian Walker reported getting ahead of Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng only to have Mother Nature take it all back again, getting caught under a rain cloud in light winds ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Mythical, revered, renowned, legendary.....but above all Cape Horn is a time for extra care and caution. While observers and race fans may be poised to share and enjoy the passage of the race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat this Tuesday evening, Swiss co-skipper Bernard Stamm of race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat was clear that there will be little time for celebration ... [more]  

Lloyd Thornburg's MOD 70, Phaedo3 crossed the finish line in Antigua at 20:35:30 AST on Tuesday 24th February 2015 in an elapsed time of 1 day, 9 hours, 35 minutes and 30 seconds. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat, which has lead the two handed round the world race for 39 days, has passed Cape Horn (67°15 11 W) at 01:00 UTC (02:00 Barcelona time, 22:00 Chilean time). ... [more]  

2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Records predicted to tumble + Video
2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - NOR released
Asher Otto and Itchy Feet to open up the Caribbean Jam night
RS Sailing and BIC Sport North America team up for sailing programs
RORC Caribbean 600 – Record pace on Day 2
Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - About to begin
10 tips from BoatUS for owners and renters
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta – Notice of Race online
2015 CYC Mid Winters images by h20shots
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 23 show
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home
Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride
Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on
America's Cup: Spooner fails in attempt to have Oracle AC45 arrested
2015 505 Midwinter Championship - Final race
Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur resume, Spirit of Hungary stuck
2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World – Emerging Nations Programme announced
Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop
US Sailing Match Racing Committee launches The Dial Up Newsletter
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 7
Volvo Ocean Race – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday   
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner   
86th SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Day 2 overall   
SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Farr 40 and Cal 25 class winners announced   
Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam   
Geelong boat Phoenix wins Sydney 38 National Title   
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums   
Melges 24 U.S. Championship is enjoying early success   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7   
Around Antigua Island Race - Unofficial record   
Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award winners honored   
86th SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Day 1   
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta crew forum - place to find crew or a ride   
J/24 Midwinter Championship - Will Welles’ Cougar hanging on by a claw   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay!   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA goes out past the Golden Gate + Video   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 6   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 6 interviews with Hamlin, Thurlow and Yamaha   


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