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ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Sailors tested on day 4


'Laser Radial fleet'    ISAF ©

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, sailors’ focus and fitness were tested on the day four as a teasing light southerly breeze played its way across the race tracks. Qingdao has showcased a whole host of conditions taking the 131 sailors from 24 nations from extreme big breeze to patient light wind tests.

Coming in at five knots the southerly breeze at an average current of 1.5 knots made Thursday 17 October a testing race day.

Conditions on the RS:X race track were light with pumping aplenty across the Men's and Women's fleets.

Demonstrating the right amount of sailing know how and physical ability in the Women's RS:X was Great Britain's Bryony Shaw who bounced back from a slow start to the regatta.

Bryony Shaw GBR Women’s RSX -  ISAF ©  

'Today I had a good day,' exclaimed Shaw. 'I won the first race and second in the second race. It was an on-shore wind that I think was a little bit steadier so I felt like I could control my day. The other days when it was offshore I felt quite lost and felt like I wasn't in control of my day.'

Shaw's best result prior was a third in the opening race and with a DNF, an OCS and a 12th on her scorecard she was in unknown territory near the foot of the leader board. Controlling the day Shaw moves up to sixth, 17 points off Jiahui Wu in third.

The key to success on the fourth day, 'Power and endurance,' said Shaw. 'Power off the start line, maintaining that power and using it at the right time. Tactically if you hit a gust you know you've still got something spare in the tank.'

Power and endurance doesn't come overnight and Shaw works hard both on and off the water, 'I do a lot of my fitness for light winds on the water. We do tailored intervals on the water, really trying to push the body to its limit in some situations like an extended interval or keeping the interval really short and really explosive and really good technique. A lot of that on the water and then the endurance I'll get from road biking and time in the gym.'

Peina Chen CHN RS:X -  ISAF ©  

Maintaining and extending her lead in the Women's RS:X is China's Peina Chen who was able to open up a nine point deficit over Maayan Davidovich (ISR). The Israeli was unable to find the form she had earlier in the week whilst Chen's light frame helped her clinch the Race 8 victory.

Shahar Zubari ISR Men’s RS:X -  ISAF ©  

Shahar Zubari (ISR) picked up his fourth victory out of eight races in the Men's RS:X and leads Hong Kong's Michael Cheng by nine points.

Seasoned Olympic campaigners Ricardo Santos (BRA) and David Mier y Teran (MEX) did not enjoy the day and by their high standards were somewhat off the pace.

An 11th and seventh from Santos was fortunately enough to keep third overall whilst Teran popped up with a ninth and 11th and is seventh.

'It's a strange feeling when you are much faster than the Chinese guys in planing conditions, but they're much faster than me in this kind of wind,' said Santos.

On the strength needed for a light wind day Santos said, 'I feel strong, I'm working hard at home so I don't feel tired it's just this week my decisions aren't very good. Every time I choose a side everybody chooses the other and it's just much better.'

Teran added, 'It plays a critical part of the regatta but if you don't have the knowledge, tactics and view on the water then it's good for nothing.

'You need to understand and have the tactics right in order to get it right.'

Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente (ARG) took the lead off of Croatia's Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic with a strong double bullet day mixed in with a last race fourth. The Argentineans lead only stands at a solitary point making for a tantalising finale in Qingdao.

Paul Snow Hansen Dan Wilcox NZL Men’s 470 -  ISAF ©  

Paul Snow Hansen and Dan Wilcox (NZL) lost out on a point to China's Hao Lan and Chao Wang in the pursuit for third but a second place in the final race of the day brought a couple of Kiwi smiles ashore, 'The breeze was pretty tricky today, we had a lot of tide,' said Snow Hansen. 'Just to get through the start line was a challenge. We sailed quite well. We've got the potential to do well and we had a good last race but feel like we could do better.

'The balance of a pretty tricky breeze and a lot of tide made the decisions a lot more complicated than usual. Fun though and it's cool to have another element.'

Lan and Wang are third on 23 points with the Kiwis three behind on 26 points.

Jo Aleh Polly Powrie NZL Women’s 470 -  ISAF ©  

Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie (NZL) made it six race wins in a row and lead Hui Feng and Lizhu Huang by eight points.

Whilst the Kiwis are the runaway leaders a fight for the final podium spots looks on with just three points separating Feng and Huang in second, Qian Fu and Liyun Liu (CHN) in third and Nan Shanghai and Xue Li (CHN) in fourth.

China's Dong Zheng had a perfect day taking three race wins in the Laser Radial. The Chinese sailor was near faultless racing in her favourite conditions to take her race win tally up to five from eight races.

Although she holds five race wins the Chinese sailor hasn't run away with proceedings and is only seven points ahead of world number one Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) who struggled in the lighter breeze taking a 5-8-8 scoreline into the penultimate day.

Ashley Stoddart (AUS) is third followed by Mathilde de Kerangat (FRA).

Reading the situation well once again was Croatia's Tonci Stipanovic. Whilst he was unable to match Radial sailor Zheng's perfection, he came pretty close taking a third and two bullets in the light breeze.

Stipanovic discards an OCS but has a healthy 16 point advantage over Pavlos Kontides (CYP) who had an up and down day with a discarded 11th, a second and third.

Dropping out of the last podium spot was New Zealand's Thomas Saunders as Kacper Zieminski (POL) sneaked through. The race for third has been a roller coaster ride with daily shuffling of places and just three points separates third to sixth.

Saunders has been making the most of the week, taking in the range of breeze Qingdao has offered, 'A good start is pretty key and then it's more about positioning on the race course. I got that right and wrong today, it's pretty hard to get it right all the time but that's sailing.

'There's a lot of planning ahead, that was pretty important today. It's been really good racing and awesome to race some of the world number 10 ahead of the Worlds.'

470 - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Total

Net

1

ARG

Lucas Calabrese

Juan de la Fuente

(4)

1

3

1

1

1

4

15.00

11.00

2

CRO

Sime Fantela

Igor Marenic

1

3

1

3

(4)

3

1

16.00

12.00

3

CHN

hao lan

chao wang

2

2

(11)

5

5

4

5

34.00

23.00

4

NZL

Paul Snow-Hansen

Daniel Willcox

6

(6.5)

4

2

6

6

2

32.50

26.00

5

CHN

weidong wang

daokun deng

3

(8)

2

4

7

7

8

39.00

31.00

6

CHN

yong chen

youjian wen

7

4

5

(10)

3

5

10

44.00

34.00

7

CHN

Mingcheng Ding

Xiaojing Li

5

(11)

6

7

8

2

7

46.00

35.00

8

CHN

liangdao weng

qiaowen lin

8

6.5

7

(9)

9

8

6

53.50

44.50

9

MAS

KU ANAS ANAS

MOHAMMAD HAFIZZUDIN MAZELAN

(14)
DNF

10

8

6

2

10

9

59.00

45.00

10

RSA

Asenathi Jim

Roger Hudson

(14)
DNC

5

9

11

14
OCS

9

3

65.00

51.00

11

PHI

ridgely balladares

rommel chavez

9

9

10

8

(14)
DNC

14
DNC

14
DNC

78.00

64.00

12

CHN

yuhao liu

zixuan shao

(14)
DNC

12

12

12

10

12

11

83.00

69.00

13

CHN

a kang li

xingzheng wang

(14)
DNC

13

13

13

11

11

14
OCS

89.00

75.00

 

470 - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

Net

1

NZL

Jo Aleh

Polly Powrie

(1)

1

1

1

1

1

6.00

5.00

2

CHN

Hui Feng

Lizhu Huang

2

(5)

3

3

3

2

18.00

13.00

3

CHN

qian fu

liyun liu

(9)
DNC

2

2

5

2

4

24.00

15.00

4

CHN

Nan Shanghai

Xue Li

3

(4)

4

2

4

3

20.00

16.00

5

CHN

shengnan ni

changmei li

5

3

5

6

6

(7)

32.00

25.00

6

SIN

Dawn Xiaodan LIU

Joan Poh Xue Hua

6

(8)

6

4

7

6

37.00

29.00

7

MAS

Khairunnisa Mohd Afendy

Norashikin Mohd Sayed

(7)

6

7

7

5

5

37.00

30.00

8

CHN

Mingyue Liu

Huali Zhu

4

7

(8)

8

8

8

43.00

35.00

 

Laser - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Net

1

CRO

Tonci Stipanovic

2

3

(19)
OCS

1

2

3

1

1

32.00

13.00

2

CYP

Pavlos Kontides

1

1

8

5

9

(10)

2

3

39.00

29.00

3

POL

Kacper Zieminski

3

4

4

9

5

2

(10)

6

43.00

33.00

4

NZL

Thomas Saunders

4

6

1

8

3

4

(9)

8

43.00

34.00

5

POR

Gustavo Lima

6

2

3
DPI

12
DPI

5
DPI

2
DPI

5
DPI

(19)
RET

54.00

35.00

6

CHN

Huichao Chen

5

7

(9)

6

6

5

3

4

45.00

36.00

7

AUS

Jeremy O'Connell

10

5

3

3

8

(13)

6

7

55.00

42.00

8

TRI

Andrew Lewis

8

(11)

10

7

1

7

7

9

60.00

49.00

9

CHN

yulong qiu

(14)

12

5

2

7

19
DNE

5

5

69.00

55.00

10

MAS

Khairunnisa Mohd Afendy

9

9

6

(14)

11

9

8

12

78.00

64.00

11

CHN

huaxiang lai

13

(19)
DNC

12

4

13

8

11

11

91.00

72.00

12

CHN

NING ZHAO

7

8

7

12

10

(14)

14

19
DNE

91.00

77.00

13

IND

gajender singh

12
DPI

14
DPI

13

(15)

12

6

13

13

98.00

83.00

14

IND

Jasveer Singh

13
DPI

11
DPI

14

13

(16)

12

12

10

101.00

85.00

15

CHN

hongjun wang

15

(19)
DNF

11

10

14

19
DNE

19
DNS

2

109.00

90.00

16

CHN

junzhe zou

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

17

17

11

15

14

131.00

112.00

17

CHN

yi zheng

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

16

18

15

16

15

137.00

118.00

18

CHN

jiaxin li

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

18

15

19
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNC

147.00

128.00

 

Laser Radial - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Net

1

CHN

Dongshuang Zhang

7

1

1

5

(10)

1

1

1

27.00

17.00

2

BLR

Tatiana Drozdovskaya

1

2

2

4

2

5

(8)

7

31.00

23.00

3

AUS

Ashley Stoddart

2

5

4

9

6

(13)

4

6

49.00

36.00

4

FRA

Mathilde de Kerangat

8

4

3

6

4

6

10

(13)

54.00

41.00

5

FRA

Marie BOLOU

6

8

7

3

7

(11)

3

8

53.00

42.00

6

FRA

Amélie Riou

3

3

5

8

1

7

18

(21)
DSQ

66.00

45.00

7

POL

Paulina Czubachowska

9

7

6

2

8

8

5

(12)

57.00

45.00

8

LTU

Viktorija Andrulyte

(14)

14

8

1

12

4

2

5

60.00

46.00

9

NZL

Susannah Pyatt

10

9

10

(12)

3

3

11

3

61.00

49.00

10

RUS

Svetlana Shnitko

5

6

9

13

9

12

(17)

9

80.00

63.00

11

LTU

Milda Eidukeviciute

12

11

12

(16)

13

16

9

2

91.00

75.00

12

BRA

Fernanda Decnop

11

12

(14)

11

14

10

13

10

95.00

81.00

13

MAS

Nurul Elia Anuar

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

11

10

5

9

15

11

103.00

82.00

14

THA

Kamolwan Chanyim

(16)

16

13

7

11

15

6

14

98.00

82.00

15

MAS

Rufina hong mui Tan

17

(21)
DNF

15

17

15

2

16

4

107.00

86.00

16

AUS

Caitlin Davies

15

15

(21)
OCS

15

16

14

7

21
DNC

124.00

103.00

17

NZL

Laura Lowther

13

13

(17)

14

17

17

14

16

121.00

104.00

18

CHN

Lijia Xu

4

10

(21)
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

140.00

119.00

19

CHN

wanting liu

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

21
DNF

19

18

21
DSQ

12

15

148.00

127.00

20

MAS

khairunneeta Mohd Afendy

(21)
DNF

21
DNS

16

18

21
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNC

21
DNF

160.00

139.00

 

RS:X - Men - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Net

1

ISR

Shahar Zubari

2

1

2

(6)

1

1

2

1

16.00

10.00

2

HKG

Cheng Chun Leung Michael

4

2

1

2

3

3

(8)

4

27.00

19.00

3

BRA

Ricardo Santos

1

3

4

4

2

4

(11)

7

36.00

25.00

4

HKG

Ho Tsun Leung

3

4

3

5

11

2

(12)

3

43.00

31.00

5

CHN

yikai huang

(15)

12

7

3

4

9

3

8

61.00

46.00

6

HKG

Gabriel Angelo Brettell

5

6

5

7

10

13

(14)

5

65.00

51.00

7

MEX

David Mier y Teran

7

7

6

(13)

7

7

9

11

67.00

54.00

8

CHN

Chunzhuang Liu

10

9

12

1

12

11

1

(14)

70.00

56.00

9

CHN

Bing Ye

9

(10)

8

8

6

10

7

10

68.00

58.00

10

CHN

mengfan gao

6

8

9

11

5

5

(19)
OCS

16

79.00

60.00

11

CHN

zhi chao zhang

16

(19)
DNC

19
DNF

9

9

6

6

2

86.00

67.00

12

CHN

jie yang

12

14

14

12

(15)

14

5

9

95.00

80.00

13

CHN

chaoli zeng

14

5

11

15

8

(17)

15

15

100.00

83.00

14

CHN

xueling jin

8

11

13

14

(16)

12

13

12

99.00

83.00

15

CHN

guoxing chen

13

13

10

10

(17)

15

10

13

101.00

84.00

16

CHN

wei li

17

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

16

13

16

4

6

110.00

91.00

17

CHN

feng fu

11

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

17

14

8

19
DNC

19
DNC

126.00

107.00

18

CHN

jiamao wu

18

(19)
DNF

19
DNC

19
DNF

18

18

16

17

144.00

125.00

 

RS:X - Women - Overall Results

Pos

NOC

Crew

Race

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total

Net

1

CHN

pei na chen

2

2

2

1

(6)

4

5

1

23.00

17.00

2

ISR

Maayan Davidovich

(13)

1

1

7

1

3

6

7

39.00

26.00

3

CHN

JIAHUI WU

1

6

5

5

(13)

1

4

4

39.00

26.00

4

CHN

Qiaoshan Weng

4

8

9

8

2

5

2

(10)

48.00

38.00

5

CHN

man jia zheng

5

4

3

(14)

10

6

3

9

54.00

40.00

6

GBR

Bryony Shaw

3

(17)
DNF

4

17
OCS

4

12

1

2

60.00

43.00

7

HKG

Hei Man Hayley Victoria Chan

6

3

6

3

1
RDG

7.6
RDG

(17)
DNC

17
DNC

60.60

43.60

8

CHN

YUNXIU LU

12

7

11

(13)

3

2

11

11

70.00

57.00

9

BRA

Patricia Freitas

9

5

7

2

(17)
RET

9

8

17
OCS

74.00

57.00

10

CHN

yan jia lin

7

(17)
DNC

13

10

8

7

9

3

74.00

57.00

11

CHN

pei ling chen

8

11

8

6

11

8

(12)

6

70.00

58.00

12

CHN

JIAO MA

14

9

10

11

(15)

10

10

8

87.00

72.00

13

CHN

hongmei shi

10

(17)
DNF

15

9

14

14

7

5

91.00

74.00

14

CHN

haili dai

15

(17)
DNF

14

4

7

11

14

12

94.00

77.00

15

CHN

Xueling Jin

11

10

12

12

9

(13)

13

13

93.00

80.00

16

CHN

xiumin zhang

(17)
DNC

17
DNC

17
DNC

17
DNF

12

17
DNC

15

14

126.00

109.00


Racing resumes at 12:00 local time on Friday 18 October with three races scheduled in the Men's and Women's 470 fleets.

The Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X fleets get going at 13:00 local time. The Lasers will race two whilst the RS:X will sail three.


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Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving at Sea *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Although they may be far from home, old traditions aren't forgotten as the US crew aboard Team Alvimedica celebrate one of the great traditions. And the non-US crew partake of their first Thanksgiving, off the coast of Madagascar. There's some of the traditional fare, adapted for the Volvo Ocean Race, and some messages and mementos from home. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The official launch of Syd Fischer’s super maxi, Ragamuffin 100, will take place next Tuesday, 2 December 2014, at Sydney City Marine Complex, Rozelle. ... [more]  

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre takes lead in Leg 2 as break point looms *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The latest position report from Volvo Ocean Race Control has given the lead in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Mapfre (Iker Martinez). She takes over the lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker), who has led from soon after the start of Leg 2, a week ago. ... [more]  

Over 270 sailors from 38 nations have enjoyed a mixed range of conditions since their arrival early on in the week. The athletes have used the time to acclimatise to their surroundings, different sea states and a variety of wind strengths. But now, the practice time is over with racing across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding fleets to kick start the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ... [more]  

VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: Among the ten Olympic series represented, Franck Cammas will be participating in the event for the first time aboard a Nacra 17, this time teaming up with the young, light Alizée Desbordes. Having remained in France to satisfy her professional obligations, Sophie de Turckheim will be following the performance of her favourite helm closely. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Bjorn Allansson (SWE), Briana Provancha (USA), Sofia Bekatorou (GRE), Lara Vadlau (AUT) and Anton Paz (ESP) have fully embraced the Abu Dhabi and Emirati life, grasping the opportunities available with both hands. 'There are so many welcoming and friendly people here,' explained Provancha at the opening press conference. ... [more]  

Leading sailing marine electronics manufacturer B&G has been appointed an Official Race Supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15. B&G will also be providing full electronic navigation systems, tactical software and race support to the organisers of the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race, which began on the October 4th in Alicante, Spain. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ... [more]  

Star Sailors League Finals: This Bahaman event is about much more than just sailing, however: it promises a blistering week of high emotion, passion and dazzlingly action that will deliver a unique display of sporting prowess from a slew of champions. All in an easy-to-grasp and see format that even non-sailing folk will understand perfectly. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Sweden to host World Series regatta in 2015 by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen. ... [more]  

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote bound for Grenada, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. All of the competing yachts are now safely moored in Puerto Calero Marina and last night an informal welcome drinks reception was well received with crew ... [more]  

2014 Chicago Match Cup - At the end of Chicago Match Race Center's sixth season, the numbers show how well CMRC reached both into and beyond the Great Lakes sailing community. CMRC hosted a total of 12 graded events from May to October. Of these, the five Grade Three regattas were the best attended featuring 23 skippers from nine countries. ... [more]  

2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ... [more]  

Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ... [more]  

Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall. Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians by Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ... [more]  

2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ... [more]  

Most of the nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's 67th Turkey Day Regatta came to enjoy sunny sailing in mild conditions, which the weekend delivered beautifully. By tradition, the winners received turkeys, not trophies, but for a few others it was another important stopover en route to Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics. They hope. ... [more]  

Everyone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public. ... [more]  

Robert Scheidt talks to us just a few days before the Nassau start of the Star Sailors League Final. How do you feel inside? I feel very calm. Myself and Bruno have tons of experience with the Star. We’ve been competing together for 10 years now. ... [more]  

USODA 2015 Nationals - Pensacola Yacht Club to host
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Inspiring the next generation in the UAE
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup – Albeau completes world title hat-trick
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica pushing harder
Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action
St Barth Cata Cup day 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC
2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature
VX ONE Winter Series - Norris and Family earn first weekend victory
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three
Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines   
2014 Turkey Day Regatta – Day 1   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ   
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do   
RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman   
Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime'   
America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature   
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos   
Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean   
EPA punts on renewable fuel standard   
Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist   
RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by   
Volvo Ocean Race - Discomfort takes over for Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA   
Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015   
British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same?   


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