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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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Team Vestas Wind’s Rob Salthouse perches perilously on the edge of his bunk, eyes fixed on a well-earned freeze-dried feast, steam snaking up towards his nostrils. ... [more]  

Ensuring a safe fuel supply for America’s 12 million registered boat owners may have to wait, said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol refiners must blend into the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ... [more]  

Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The supermaxi Bakewell-White design, Rio100 (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) has won her first race, sailing in the Yates Cup. She finished at 7.30am on Saturday morning, followed by the Botin 80 Beau Geste 14 minutes later with the Volvo 70 Giacomo 67minutes later. ... [more]  

The wind continued to blow on day four of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to produce another action packed day in New Caledonia, as a further three races for the men and four races for the women were completed in 15-25 knot winds. By the end of the day Ben Van Der Steen headed to the top of the rankings after a near perfect display. ... [more]  

The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour. Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Team Aqua was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]  

The fast southeast sailing continues in the Volvo Ocean Race but where excitement and adrenaline began—discomfort has taken over. We’re seeing an average of about 25 knots of wind but the sea state is making life somewhat miserable! ... [more]  

To summarize the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race in one word: change. The weather, the water, the sails, and our bodies are all equally (and rapidly) changing. The first full day at sea, we have experienced what some trips see in a week—if they’re lucky enough. However, that said, change can also be frustrating. ... [more]  

A new and exciting Viper 640 European Event in 2015 has been announced by Rondar Boats Ltd. Lake Garda is one of the great sailing venues and already there are signed up entries from the UK and Australia, with potential entries from the USA. It’s a serious sailing regatta and Italian holiday in one event! ... [more]  

On Monday 17 November, an impressive line-up of speakers at 13th International Sailing Summit shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. British Cycling has seen its membership grow by 567% since 2005. ... [more]  

GC32 Racing Tour: State-of-the-art in catamaran design, the GC32 is attracting considerable interest due to its conceptual similarity to the AC72 and AC62 foiling catamarans pioneered in the America’s Cup. However as the GC32s are smaller one designs with soft sail rigs, they provide both professional teams and private owners with the opportunity to experience airborne catamaran racing. ... [more]  

Designed primarily for single-handed or double-handed racing, the high-performance monohulls have also been a fixture in such East Coast distance races as Newport-to-Bermuda and Marblehead-to-Halifax. Now the Class 40 is coming to the historic Annapolis-to-Newport Race for the first time. ... [more]  

Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The revamped Bakewell-White supermaxi, Rio 100 (Manouch Moshayedi) turned in an impressive performance in the opening stages of the Yates Cup. Sailing against a variety of benchmarks which included a a Volvo 70, a Botin 80 and an ORMA 60, Rio 100 came from behind to enjoy an impressive lead over the monohulls after 90 minutes of sailing. ... [more]  

As promised the wind arrived on the third day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to provide an enthralling day of challenging racing in winds ranging from 10-25 knots. After almost seven hours of racing three eliminations have been completed for the men, whilst four races have been completed for the women. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Emirates Team New Zealand has responded to reports published in Bermuda and mainland USA, that Bermuda has been selected as venue for the 35th America's Cup. In a media release sent mid-afternoon, New Zealand time, Emirates Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton said in response to unconfirmed reports that Bermuda had won the right to host the 35th America’s Cup, that the team had not been told of a decision ... [more]  

Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Leg 2. Team Alvimedica’s OBR Amory Ross reports on the Leg 2 start and progress. Well, now we know what it feels like to be shot from of a cannon! That was utter insanity. When the gun went I think there was almost no wind at all—two knots or something—but as we slowly crept out from under the shadow of Table Mountain it changed drastically. ... [more]  

The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ... [more]  

After finishing third in the annual RC44 match race championships, Team Nika seem to have got a taste for the podium. It was a tough day on the water for the start of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, with many teams struggling for consistency. ... [more]  

St Barth Cata Cup 2014 - Game on! by Dominique Ladouceur
The boats are ready and the sailors have all had a chance to test their catamarans in a very rigorous St-John Bay. The conditions will be windy at the start of this seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup. Sailors will be facing winds from the west at 18 knots with gusts at 22 knots on the first race day. ... [more]  

While more modifications are being mooted for the champion supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI as part of her preparation for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, a high-profile new member of the team was revealed on Sydney Harbour today. ... [more]  

Wild Oats XI and Audi are ready to give the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a shot! Photos by Andrea Francolini. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature by Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ... [more]  

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the Emirate’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15, cast off on the next leg of the epic, round-the-world race on Wednesday evening hoping to complete a hat-trick of victories in the best place possible – the team’s home port of Abu Dhabi. ... [more]  

The waiting game continued on day two of the Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup PWA event, but the competitors’ patience wasn’t rewarded on this occasion as the wind remained too light for racing. A few sailors were tempted out onto the water, but apart from a few reaches of sporadic planing, the wind wasn’t enough and soon dropped back after showing promise in the early afternoon. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race skippers named as scientific agents
Volvo Ocean Race: Stop-start battle to the Cape of Good Hope
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 starts at high speed in 35kt winds
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA off to gutsy leg 2 start
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Heroes and champions in Nacra 17 fleet
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Talented Finn pack all set
RC44 Oman Cup - Synergy crowned RC44 Match Race Champions
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 start - action replay video from Cape Town
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica on tour in Cape Town
15th Ambassadors Cup - Brazil claims victory
Route du Rhum - Alex Pella first ever Spanish skipper to finish first
SSL Finals 2014 - Star World Champion Stanjek to race with Olesen
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Finn fight looming on Port Phillip
Rugby man appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia
Welcome back: Congressional Cup Joins Alpari World Match Racing Tour
18ft Skiffs: Smeg's second Red-Line run down Sydney harbour in 40kts *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Start Wednesday - Cyclone season awaits Leg 2 fleet
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Opening day in New Caledonia
RORC Transatlantic Race - Competitive fleet ready to race
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 Media Conference - Full replay *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind ready to race   
Volvo Ocean Race: Young sailors get behind ADOR ahead of Leg 2   
18fters: Getting through the 'Death Zone' in a 35kt breeze *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Sam Davies speaks openly about the first leg *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Exciting 49er and 49erFX action expected   
America's Cup: Significant changes made to Protocol, but issues remain *Feature   
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - the 70th   
Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff Auckland Champs: Knight Frank lead after 5 races   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - RS:X elite Abu Dhabi bound   
120 boat start line for Tasar Worlds in Busselton   
Melges 24 U.S. Nationals - Full Throttle team grabs their sixth title   
RC44 Oman Cup - Grand final showdown on the horizon   
Visit Doyle Sails New Zealand at METS 2014   
Top Kiwi Finn sailor debuts in the 2014 Star Sailors League Finals   
2014 Butler Cup - Shane Young wins match race regatta   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from Nov 16 show *Feature   
2014 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship - Moon wind   
Australian 18ft Skiffs: 40kt winds cancel race but Witt sails + Video   
2014 Melges 24 US National Championship - Day 2 images by Joy Dunigan   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi are the Kings of Cape Town   


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