sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Mixed bag on day 3 + Video
ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Mixed bag on day 3 + Video

'Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) 49er - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, day 3'    © Jesus Renedo / Sofia Mapfre    Click Here to view large photo

At the Trofeo Princesa Sofia - ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, Gold fleet racing commenced on the third day with a mixed bag of conditions thrown out. South east winds reaching 20 knots and regular three metre swells on the race courses closest to Club Nautico s’Arenal were a strong contrast to the light fickle breeze on the race courses by C.M. San Antonio de la Playa on the other side of the bay.

Racing got underway in the Men’s and Women’s 470, 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 with the 2.4mR, Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X’s unable to race due to light winds. With strong breeze present for the six classes that raced it made for an exciting and intense day of racing.

2013 49er World Champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) came to the forefront on the first day of gold fleet racing and moved into the lead.

The Kiwis had a slow start to the day finishing 15th but bounced back with double bullets to go seven points clear of David Evans and Ed Powys (GBR).

'This is my first time here [Mallorca] so it’s quite a change and we’re quite enjoying it,' commented Tuke after racing. 'It’s been good fun racing in the first day of the gold fleet.

'It’s great competition here and it draws a lot of the top 49er guys and we’ve had some great racing over the last three days.'

Burling and Tuke have been balancing several projects and recently signed on with Emirates Team New Zealand for America’s Cup and Extreme Sailing Series adventures but Tuke has relished going back to the team’s 49er roots, 'We haven’t raced in a big fleet since the World Champs so we’ve just got to keep ticking over. We’ve got a lot on our plate now with different things so we have to keep our hand in the 49er.

'We love it, it’s great fun and you don’t get much more fun than that today.'

Diego Botan and Pable Turrado (ESP); Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign (GBR)l David Evand and Edward Powys (GBR), 49er - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, day 3 -  http://www.sailingstock.com!©_Jesus_Renedo_- Sofia Mapfre   Click Here to view large photo

Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign (GBR) took the day’s opening race win and sit down in fourth. However it’s compatriots Evans and Powys that are the leading British duo out of the six that made the gold fleet and Powys was content with his day, 'We sat out there for a little while waiting for the wind and when it came, it came in quickly. We had some big gusts out there. Some people got flattened by a few but we managed to nurse it round with some middle of the road results and a good one at the end which is good. We needed it.'

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami victors Jonas Warrer and Peter Lang (DEN) are third overall but are tied on 59 points with Fletcher and Sign and Diego Botin and Pablo Turrado (ESP).


Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) continue to epitomise consistency in the 49erFX having taken a bullet and a second from two 49erFX races.

After racing Grael said, 'We had a very good day. It was tricky conditions with shifty winds coming from the shore. It was very difficult to sail but we managed it quite well in the end.'

Grael and Kunze are 12 points clear at the top of the leader board and ahead of the fourth day Grael won’t be changing her approach to racing, 'It will be the same as every other day. We’ll just try to sail our race, do what we should and not worry about anything else.'

The Brazilians controlled the opening race and took victory 17 seconds ahead of Germany’s Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke (GER) who finished ahead of 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca winners Ida Marie Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN).

Jena Hansen and Katja Salskov-Iversen (DEN) took the second race bullet followed by the Brazilians. Denmark’s Baad Nielsen and Thusgaard Olsen came through in third and move up to second overall.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth occupy the final podium spot.

Giles Scott (GBR), Finn - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, day 3 -  http://www.sailingstock.com!©_Jesus_Renedo_- Sofia Mapfre   Click Here to view large photo

Perfection often brings great rewards and after a perfect double bullet day Giles Scott (GBR) moved into the Finn lead.

'Today was a turn for the better for me,' said Scott. 'I got two firsts which was clearly very good for me. It was needed because the Frenchman Thomas [Le Breton] has been sailing really well for the previous couple days and he had put a bit of a gap on the fleet and that’s closed right up now so I’m happy.'

Thomas Le Breton (FRA) had the lead coming into the third day of racing but was unable to bring his light wind form into the strong breeze. A 12th and an eighth sees him drop to second overall but is just a point behind the leader Scott.

Deniss Karpark (EST) retains third overall on 31 points and recognised the strength of Scott in the two races, 'It was tough racing today with strong winds and gusts. I was not so strong and Giles was very fast today. He showed us a good performance and we need to improve.'

Xammar and Herp (ESP, 470 M) - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca day 3 -  © Pedro Martinez-MartinezStudio-Sofia  

After a shaky start Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) have moved to the top of the Men’s 470 after a steady day on the water.

The Australians finished ninth and second and lead by a narrow margin. Just two points separate the Australians and Croatia’s Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic, Japan’s Tetsuya Matsunaga and Yuugo Yoshida and Argentina’s Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente.

On being back at the top of the leader board Belcher said, 'It’s great, we’re obviously very happy but for us it’s not so much about the result, it’s more about the performance. We’re feeling comfortable with how we’re going. We had a difficult first day which has seen us battle out with everyone. We’re looking forward to the final races and the Medal Race.'

The Australians picked up a UFD on the opening day which they’ve discarded meaning they’ll have to tread carefully for the remainder of the week, 'When you have a UFD it makes the rest of the regatta quite difficult. Any mistakes and we can be quite heavily penalised.

'We’re just focusing on each race as it comes and try and minimise any of those mistakes. It’s hard with the conditions being so variable but it’s the same for everyone and you try and do the best that you can, be tolerant, be patient and hopefully be there at the end.'

Fantela and Marenic won the day with a bullet and a third whilst the day’s other race victory went to Matthias Schmid and Florian Reichsteaedter (AUT) who are down in 23rd.

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (470 Women) -  © Ocean Images   Click Here to view large photo

Great Britain’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark came out strong on the third day to move to second overall, 'We had a really good day with two first places,' explained Mills after racing, 'it’s a contrast to other days which were a bit up and down but it’s been good racing.

'We’ve had a full on winter with training and this is our first big regatta back and it’s really nice to be up against the fleet seeing how everyone’s getting on and seeing how we’re getting on.'

France’s Camille Lecointre and Hélène Defrance recorded a second and a fifth to retain their lead and will approach the final few days aiming for gold, 'We didn’t expect to do so well,' said Lecointre, 'we’ll play for first place now.'

2013 female ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) are third overall having notched up a fourth and a second.

Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA), Nacra 17 - 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, day 3 -  http://www.sailingstock.com!©_Jesus_Renedo_- Sofia Mapfre   Click Here to view large photo

Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) were dominant in the gold fleet taking two race wins and a second to open up a healthy lead.

The current World Champions won the opening race of the day, finishing over a minute ahead of the chasing pack. In the second race Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders (NZL) had the better of Besson and Riou but the French pair were on their a-game in the final race of the day ensuring a good lead going into the fourth day.

Overnight leaders Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim (FRA) slipped to second overall with ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne winners Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis (AUS) in third overall.

Racing resumes at 11:00 on Thursday 3 April 2014 with the Medal Races on Saturday 5 April bringing the regatta to a close.







470 Men

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Crew

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

4Q 

5Q 

6F 

7F 

1

AUS 11

1

Mathew BELCHER
Will RYAN

35

75

3

15

UFD

1

5

9

2

2

CRO 83

3

Sime FANTELA
Igor MARENIC

36

61

25

5

6

7

14

1

3

3

ARG 7

2

Lucas CALABRESE
Juan de la FUENTE

36

56

7

3

1

9

20

5

11

4

FIN 7

14

Joonas LINDGREN
Niklas LINDGREN

39

79

6

4

3

11

2

UFD

13

5

NZL 2

6

Snow-Hansen PAUL
Dan WILLCOX

43

55

9

9

11

12

2

6

6

6

GRE 1

5

Panagiotis MANTIS
Pavlos KAGIALIS

44

78

9

1

5

18

34

2

9

7

GBR 863

4

Luke PATIENCE
Elliot WILLIS

45

72

6

5

6

4

1

27

23

8

ESP 9

12

Onan BARREIROS RODRIGUEZ
Juan CURBELO CABRERA

47

75

7

13

8

2

12

28

5

9

FRA 27

68

Sofian BOUVET
Jeremie MION

48

72

2

11

2

13

4

24

16

10

JPN 12

33

Tetsuya MATSUNAGA
Yugo YOSHIDA

52

92

3

20

2

14

9

4

DSQ

 

470 Women

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Crew

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

4Q 

5Q 

6Q 

1

FRA 9

3

Camille LECOINTRE
Helene DEFRANCE

16

37

1

5

21

3

2

5

2

GBR 118

30

Hannah MILLS
Saskia CLARK

23

48

5

25

2

14

1

1

3

NZL 75

5

Jo ALEH
Polly POWRIE

24

41

9

17

4

5

4

2

4

BRA 177

10

Fernanda OLIVEIRA
Ana Luiza BARBACHAN

31

44

13

3

8

4

5

11

5

NED 6

20

Michelle BROEKHUIZEN
Marieke JONGENS

51

71

12

14

20

2

20

3

6

USA 1712

2

Anne HAEGER
Briana PROVANCHA

51

75

6

10

24

13

6

16

7

SLO 64

4

Tina MRAK
Veronika MACAROL

56

77

4

21

19

8

11

14

8

CHN 619

31

Shasha CHEN
Haiyan GAO

58

91

8

12

33

1

33

4

9

UKR 93

17

Anna KYSELOVA
Anastasiya KRASKO

63

94

18

1

5

31

30

9

10

FRA 39

24

Maelenn LEMAITRE
Alo Se RETORNAZ

67

95

2

28

6

25

15

19


49er

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Crew

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

4Q 

5Q 

6Q 

7F 

8F 

9F 

1

NZL 1

41

Peter BURLING
Blair TUKE

39

68

16

1

29

2

2

2

14

1

1

2

GBR 98

7

David EVANS
Edward POWYS

46

61

5

3

2

15

1

10

7

14

4

3

ESP 900

29

Diego BOTIN
Pablo TURRADO

57

80

4

1

2

1

23

12

8

11

18

4

GBR 4

5

Dylan FLETCHER
Alain SIGN

58

82

1

24

4

1

5

20

1

13

13

5

DEN 30

3

Jonas WARRER
Peter LANG

59

76

3

15

15

4

17

1

3

15

3

6

FIN 49

23

Lauri LEHTINEN
Miikka PENNANEN

60

84

7

6

8

21

6

24

4

4

RDG

7

AUT 84

42

Nico Luca Marc DELLE KARTH
Nikolaus Leopold RESCH

61

81

8

4

12

11

20

15

2

3

6

8

GBR 10

4

John PINK
Stuart BITHELL

65

84

7

19

12

16

6

1

9

9

5

9

SWE 16

11

Carl P SYLVAN
Otto HAMEL

72

96

6

8

4

24

5

23

11

8

7

10

GBR 77

1

Stevie MORRISON
Chris GRUBE

78

104

3

2

6

5

20

4

12

DNF

DNC

 

49erFX

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Boat Name

Crew

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

4Q 

5Q 

6F 

7F 

1

BRA 12

1

 

Martine SOFFIATTI GRAEL
Kahena KUNZE

10

25

1

2

2

2

15

1

2

2

DEN 11

3

 

Ida Marie BAAD NIELSEN
Marie THUSGAARD OLSEN

22

31

8

4

9

1

3

3

3

3

GBR 22

4

 

Charlotte DOBSON
Sophie AINSWORTH

30

43

9

1

13

2

3

6

9

4

FRA3

11

 

Sarah STEYAERT
Julie BOSSARD

31

57

1

UFD

3

1

7

13

6

5

SWE 381

36

 

Lisa ERICSON
Hanna KLINGA

33

55

2

7

4

11

4

22

5

6

ITA 747

2

 

Giulia CONTI
Francesca CLAPCICH

35

47

5

11

12

3

5

7

4

7

GER 6

9

 

Victoria JUCZOK
Anika LORENZ

39

58

4

3

6

19

1

12

13

8

DEN 49

16

 

Maiken SCHUTT
Anne-Julie SCHUTT

40

54

7

14

10

4

7

4

8

9

DEN 136

5

 

Jena Mai HANSEN
Katja SALSKOV-IVERSEN

41

67

3

17

1

UFD

9

10

1

10

NED 5

10

 

Annemiek BEKKERING
Annette DUETZ

41

57

4

12

2

7

6

16

10


Finn

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Crew

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

4Q 

5Q 

6F 

7F 

1

GBR 41

10

Giles SCOTT

18

25

5

3

3

5

7

1

1

2

FRA 29

30

Thomas le BRETON

19

31

2

1

6

1

1

12

8

3

EST 2

8

Deniss KARPAK

31

57

6

4

2

2

12

5

26

4

GBR 11

23

Edward WRIGHT

33

80

8

UFD

8

3

5

4

5

5

NZL 24

15

Josh JUNIOR

34

60

26

6

8

4

5

9

2

6

SLO 573

97

Vasilij ZBOGAR

35

49

5

7

5

10

4

14

4

7

FRA 112

6

Jonathan LOBERT

35

48

3

10

1

9

13

3

9

8

POL 17

13

Piotr KULA

39

55

11

15

4

2

1

16

6

9

USA 6

5

Caleb PAINE

39

53

3

14

13

7

2

7

7

10

CRO 524

21

Ivan KLJAKOVIC GASPIC

41

88

8

1

UFD

1

8

8

15

 

Laser Standard

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Boat Name

Crew

Cat

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

4Q 

5Q 

1

BRA 176622

16

 

Robert SCHEIDT

 

14

24

6

6

1

10

1

2

SWE 204437

22

 

Emil CEDERGARDH

 

14

30

8

3

2

1

16

3

AUS 199014

7

 

Ashley BRUNNING

 

15

31

16

1

2

4

8

4

CRO 204731

1

 

Tonci STIPANOVIC

 

16

65

1

3

4

UFD

8

5

POL 196898

9

 

Kacper ZIEMINSKI

 

18

32

14

6

1

6

5

6

NZL 197250

28

 

Thomas SAUNDERS

 

18

29

7

11

6

3

2

7

ITA 206448

20

 

Giovanni COCCOLUTO

 

19

32

2

3

13

4

10

8

NZL 196871

151

 

Sam MEECH

 

20

34

14

2

7

10

1

9

NED 204566

18

 

Nicholas HEINER

 

22

37

4

5

1

12

15

10

GER 203170

13

 

Philiipp BUHL

 

23

38

1

4

9

9

15


Laser Radial

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Crew

Cat

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

4Q 

1

NED 204276

9

Marit BOUWMEESTER

 

4

6

1

1

2

2

2

GBR 201124

8

Chloe MARTIN

 

6

20

2

14

1

3

3

CHN 201111

3

Dongshuang ZHANG

 

6

25

1

2

3

19

4

FIN 202670

10

Tuula TENKANEN

 

10

16

3

6

2

5

5

SWE 202659

14

Josefin OLSSON

 

11

26

2

15

1

8

6

FRA 205321

6

Marie BOLOU

 

12

16

4

4

4

4

7

CHN 201213

62

Min GU

Youth

13

24

5

1

11

7

8

TUR 202611

12

Nazli Cagla DONERTAS

 

14

28

14

7

4

3

9

CAN 200605

91

Isabella BERTOLD

 

16

25

5

9

5

6

10

CRO 199055

16

Tina MIHELIAE

 

20

45

9

2

25

9

 

Nacra 17

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Crew

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

4Q 

5Q 

6F 

7F 

8F 

1

FRA 1

11

Billy BESSON
Marie RIOU

15

23

1

8

4

5

1

1

2

1

2

FRA 077

31

Franck CAMMAS
Sophie de TURCKHEIM

31

69

1

1

5

6

2

8

8

UFD

3

AUS 064

20

Darren BUNDOCK
Nina CURTIS

36

56

7

5

1

20

7

9

3

4

4

GBR 056

7

Lucy MACGREGOR
Andrew WALSH

37

68

5

4

4

3

5

31

6

10

5

GBR 060

1

Ben SAXTON
Hannah DIAMOND

43

62

3

1

3

19

4

11

19

2

6

ESP 204

10

Iker MARTINEZ
Tara PACHECO

45

60

10

10

6

3

4

15

7

5

7

AUS 158

14

Euan McNICOL
Lucidna WHITTY

47

76

7

3

3

2

11

29

14

7

8

ITA 200

4

Vittorio BISSARO
Silvia SICOURI

48

66

9

9

7

1

6

4

18

12

9

AUT 035

2

Thomas ZAJAC
Tanja FRANK

51

65

9

7

12

11

5

14

4

3

10

NED 213

5

Renee GROENEVELD
Steven KROL

63

83

10

13

14

4

11

2

9

20


RS:X Men

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Crew

Cat

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

4Q 

5Q 

1

FRA 77

70

Pierre le COQ

 

9

14

2

5

5

1

1

2

GRE 8

4

Byron KOKKALANIS

 

9

14

2

2

5

3

2

3

FRA 155

9

Louis GIARD

Youth

10

16

3

6

2

2

3

4

CHN 6

20

Chunzhuang LIU

 

13

42

1

1

4

7

29

5

GER 3

23

Toni WILHELM

 

13

19

4

4

6

2

3

6

HKG 2

3

Ho Tsun LEUNG

 

14

28

1

8

2

3

14

7

FRA6

69

Julien BONTEMPS

 

15

21

5

2

3

5

6

8

BRA1

1

Ricardo SANTOS

 

16

27

6

8

11

1

1

9

GBR 1

11

Nick DEMPSEY

 

16

26

9

1

10

4

2

10

ISR 21

6

Nimrod MASHIAH

 

19

28

3

3

6

9

7

 

RS:X Women

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Crew

Net Points

TotalPoints

1Q 

2Q 

3Q 

4Q 

5Q 

6Q 

1

CHN 1

20

Peina CHEN

15

36

1

7

1

5

21

1

2

FRA4

7

Charline PICON

16

25

2

6

3

9

1

4

3

GBR 94

1

Bryony SHAW

24

31

6

4

6

7

2

6

4

ITA 46

2

Flavia TARTAGLINI

28

42

7

2

14

12

4

3

5

NED 171

12

Lilian de GEUS

32

89

5

OCS

4

6

3

14

6

ESP 1

5

Blanca MANCHON

34

49

3

3

10

10

8

15

7

GER 7

17

Moana DELLE

37

51

14

9

11

1

9

7

8

ITA 11

13

Laura LINARES

38

54

13

16

13

2

5

5

9

HKG 5

3

Hei Man CHAN

47

68

21

5

7

11

11

13

10

NZL 8

21

Natalia KOSINSKA

50

77

11

1

21

27

6

11

 

2.4mR

 

Sail Nr.

Bow Nr.

Crew

Cat

Net Points

TotalPoints

1

GBR 100

6

Helena LUCAS

 

3

4

1

1

1

1

2

NOR 1

7

Bjornar ERIKSTAD

 

7

11

3

4

2

2

3

GBR98

4

Megan PASCOE

 

7

11

2

2

3

4

4

AUT 1

1

Sven REIGER

 

10

15

5

3

4

3

5

GBR 3

2

Will STREET

 

14

20

4

5

5

6

6

ESP 509

10

Rafa ANDARIAS

 

18

28

6

10

7

5

7

ESP 15

15

Arturo MONTES VORCY

 

24

39

9

6

15

9

8

RUS 4

18

Nikolay ULYASHEV

 

25

37

12

9

6

10

9

GBR 68

5

Carol DUGDALE

 

26

43

7

DNS

8

11

10

ESP 215

13

Manuel SANCHEZ CAMUS

 

27

40

13

11

9

7

11

ESP 16

14

Borja MELGAREJO MA

 

27

39

8

12

11

8

12

ESP 29

9

Francisco Javier PI EIRO ASPERA

 

29

41

10

7

12

12

13

ESP 7

8

Antonio MAESTRE HERNANDEZ

 

33

48

11

8

14

15

14

GBR 113

3

John BROOKER

Youth

39

54

15

15

10

14

15

ESP 18

11

Jose GUERRA RODRIGUEZ

 

39

53

14

13

13

13

16

RUS 8

19

Dmitrii KHONICH

 

46

62

16

14

16

16



Event Website


by Daniel Smith, ISAF


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=120682

8:01 PM Wed 2 Apr 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca

Related News Stories:

05 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Windsurfer Marina Alabau returns
04 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup - Strong early morning breeze set to decrease
04 Apr 2014  2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - The truman show
04 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 - Day 4 U.S.Update
04 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Pushed to the max on day 4 + Video
04 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Day 4 images by Thom Touw
04 Apr 2014  Philipp Buhl kämpft sich auf den Bronzerang
04 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca: Military air carrier arrives in Palma
04 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Day 4 images by Jesus Renedo
04 Apr 2014  ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Giles Scott extends lead on day 4
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

On a high octane first day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami on Monday (26 January) Giles Scott, Alison Young and the Paralympian Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas saw the best possible start to their 2015 sailing seasons with double race victories. ... [more]  

On Day 1 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, America's premier Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta, featured the full range of what sailing in Miami has to offer. Over 850 sailors enjoyed strong breeze for the duration of the day, in addition to a brief but powerful rainstorm. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) said last week that he hoped his unbeaten run would continue, and based on Monday’s form at the Sailing World Cup Miami, the 2014 World and European Finn Champion is giving it a pretty good shot ... [more]  

ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images provided by photographer Ingrid Abery. ... [more]  

On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ... [more]  

RC44 World Championship Leg 1 gets underway on 24th March until 29th March 2015. The RC 44 Class is unlike any 40 foot sailing yacht ever designed, and the reason for that is simple. She is a high performance one design yacht created for top level racing in international regattas. If one was to compare this concept to racing cars, then we would be talking about the F1, NASCAR or similar. ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica won a Leg 3 podium place in China after some of the closest racing ever seen in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Turkish-American team protected their position in the final stretch to Sanya, carefully navigating a course peppered with fishing boats along the Vietnamese coast and across the South China Sea to cap off a well-sailed leg to clinch third. ... [more]  

The finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Sanya, China just before noon on January 27, 2015 marked an unbelievable end to a magnificent leg for Dongfeng Race Team. After leading the fleet virtually all the way from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China, over more than 5,000 miles of intense ocean racing, Dongfeng finally crossed the finish line in first place ... [more]  

Winner of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng, have released footage taken from a drone launched from the Volvo Ocean Race yacht, as she sails in light airs on the last days of Leg 3 of the race. It is believed to be the first time a drone, launched from a competitor, has been used in a major ocean race. ... [more]  

World sailing history was created earlier today when Dongfeng Race Team became the first Chinese yacht to have a win in a premier trans-ocean racing event. Her win was also a first in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race. At 1131hrs UTC the Chinese flagged entry emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall leadin the 40,000nm event with six stages to go. ... [more]  

On the morning of the 26th of January, the Maersk Line ship MV Stockholm delivered the Team Vestas Wind's damaged VO65 to the port in Genoa, Italy. From here she will be taken to the Persico building facilty where the rebuild of the wrecked boat will be undertaken. The team's goal is to rejoin the race in Lisbon, Portugal in June, 2015. ... [more]  

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is considering backing Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid, in a move that would propel the fortunes of the Olympic gold medallist yet further. Sir Ben is believed to have asked the Virgin billionaire to consider backing the venture when he and his new wife, Georgie Thompson, spent time on Sir Richard’s Necker Island in January. ... [more]  

To the 91st 2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race significant changes have been made in order to enhance the race experience, and by the looks of it, sailors are embracing them wholeheartedly. ... [more]  

Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview by Alpari World Match Racing Tour
The final event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Monsoon Cup Malaysia, is to take place in its new home of Johor, the southernmost state of Malaysia, over 10th-14th February. In addition to being the grand finale of the Tour, the event will also see the 2014 ISAF Match Racing World Champion crowned. ... [more]  

In the Barcelona World Race the two lead boats are preparing for a gruelling 3,500-mile game of chase across the Southern Ocean, until the next natural gateway of the course, Cape Leeuwin in south-west Australia. ... [more]  

Quantum Key West Race Week provided the opportunity for the GC32s to make a spectacular debut in the USA. During the five days of racing held in balmy temperatures off the southernmost tip of Florida, crews experienced a range of conditions. ... [more]  

40 year old Charles Caudrelier the skipper of race leader Dongfeng was a major figure of the winning French team Groupama in 2011-12 . With the Dongfeng team now approaching Sanya, almost unstoppable, its worthwhile hearing from Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad who is hugely pleased with the current on water situation. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race. The northerly drag race continues, with the stable light wind forecast to drop slightly. The boats have all remained in position, if anything cementing their places with gaps between them increasing slightly through the night. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Sailing in a straight line was never supposed to be as tense as this. We’ve been pointing at Sanya for almost a day now and fortunately, Alvimedica, MAPFRE, and Brunel far enough back to not be in AIS range anymore. The problem is they’re not in AIS range anymore. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - After what can only be described as a frustrating few days of wind and current conditions in the Malacca Strait, the shipping lanes we had to pass were a bit more entertaining as it was upwind which meant some tacking. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Tune in here to see the finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race in Sanya. Will sailing history be made? Can Dongfeng become the first Chinese flagged yacht to win a Leg in a Round the World Race? ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Bigger than ever in 2015, with an atmosphere crackling with adrenaline, the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, was ground zero on Sunday as competitors from 63 countries made their final preparations. ... [more]  

The Chinese entry Dong looks set to create sailing sailing history when she finishes first on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Sanya in two days time. Includes video Currently Dongfeng is 250 nm to the finish line in Sanya and the chasing pack with ADOR ahead in second place 55+ nm behind the Chinese team. ... [more]  

The first of the iconic Great Capes has been passed in the Barcelona World Race with Cheminées Poujoulat rounding the Cape of Good Hope earlier this morning. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed 20°E around 400 miles south of Cape Agulhas – the southernmost tip of Africa – at 0935am (UTC) today and have begun the Indian Ocean leg of their race around Antarctica. ... [more]  

The Classic 18fters were racing again on Saturday on Sydney harbour. Michael Chittenden caught the action from a shore vantage point. ... [more]  

When race leader Dongfeng rounded Singapore 60+ nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack, it looked like the final 1200 miles of Leg three would be a procession but over the last day, the Volvo Ocean race leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya China appears to have tightened incredibly. ... [more]  

US Sailing and Rolex USA announced last week that the 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year is Stephanie Roble. Her accomplishments on the water last year were recognized by the selection panel for her versatility; her accomplishments as a skipper and as a crew; and her competitive successes on a variety of platforms, sailing against both men and women. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The first of the Great Capes is fast-approaching, with the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race expected to pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa tomorrow. As they pass 20°E, the Atlantic Ocean will deliver its verdict – did Cheminées Poujoulat’s east-bound track or Neutrogena’s southerly gamble pay off? ... [more]  

Mardi Gras may not be for another month but US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) kicked it off early for Oakcliff Sailing this year. This evening, Oakcliff received The Captain Joe Prosser Award, given to an organization that has made an exemplary contribution toward improving the quality and safety in the training or instruction of sailors. ... [more]  

The 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has already attracted entries from 20 different countries: Antigua, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, St.Maarten, Uruguay, USA and the US Virgin Islands. ... [more]  

The world is watching. Can Dongfeng Race Team hold onto their 57 nautical miles lead to China for what will essentially be the ultimate home victory? Or will another team get desperate and make a bold decision that could cost Dongfeng their win? ... [more]  

Most of the marque classes at Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 came down to the last day of the regatta, which delivered the toughest conditions of the week. Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on Friday, forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Sport met science today on the Barcelona World Race when the pairs of skippers took the first opportunity to deploy their data monitoring Argo beacon which was given to them in Bareclona prior to the start. ... [more]  

2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race – Gala prizegiving marks end of event
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery
Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Notice Of Race online
Currently doing scheduled maintenance.
Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Highlight video released
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 4 images by Ingrid Abery
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing Team preview
Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 - A great day
Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction
Lauderdale Olympic Classes Regatta overall
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng? Race Team suffer? damage
America's Cup: Italy to host first America's Cup World Series regatta
Breeze and Sunshine at Quantum Key West Race Week
Images of the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1:
2015 Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race – Three records broken
St.Maarten Heineken Regatta - Simplified logistics and fun themes
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery   
Millennium Cup: Racing in the picturesque Bay of Islands   
Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away   
Barcelona World Race - 'Haves' and 'Have Nots'   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Jack Bouttell onboard Dongfeng   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Game time!   
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 – Ninth year ready to rock!   
Foiling GC32s Key West Race Week images by Ingrid Abery   
Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race - Crews prepare for big race   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 2   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - A challenging day   
America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda   
Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015   
Barcelona World Race - Leaders enter the fastest section of the course   
Martinique Surf Pro - Must attend event in the world surfing circuit   
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview   
RORC Caribbean 600 proving irresistible   
18ft Skiffs: Images from NSW Championships - Race 2   
Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!!   
2015 Annapolis to Newport Race - Battle for Surflant Prize   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com