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Drumstick wins Phuket King's Cup

'Double-beat for Drumstick (Toby O’Connell) - winning the King’s Cup for the 2nd year running. Phuket King’s Cup 2006.'    Guy Nowell ©    Click Here to view large photo

Dramatic finish at the 2006 Phuket King’s Cup yesterday afternoon and the big boats in the Racing 1 division were ‘neck and neck’ battling for the King's Cup. Neil Pryde’s Farr 52 Hi Fi was on 16 points, Paul Winkelmann’s TP52 Island Fling was on 17 points and last year's winner, Toby O’Connell’s DK46 Dhevatara Drumstick, was on 19 points.

The race started in easing conditions. Frank Pong earlier in the regatta had talked about the risks of trying to start with the smaller boats for his 76 footer Jelik. He preferred to keep away from the 50 footers and start in clear air at speed. Yesterday he suffered when caught in the middle of the bunch, he was over early and had difficulty sailing back.

Island Fling was first around the top mark, followed by Hi Fi, then Mandrake and Jelik. At the bottom mark Island Fling went left looking underpowered, while Hi Fi stepped out to the right, finding pressure and then tacked into a fast lane.

Just one run from the finish of the final race, the Racing division leader, Neil Pryde had sailed his Farr 52 into a regatta winning position - then the wind stopped. Pryde watched the fleet sail up to him. Behind him the entire fleet, from the largest Grand Prix racer Frank Pong’s 25 metre Jelik, down to the eight metre sports boats, joined the parking lot.

Behind Hi Fi, Paul Winkelmann’s Island Fling was caught in the windless zone and drifted into the mark. She completed her 360 in painfully light conditions. Gradually the fleet ghosted round the buoy, with boats heading offshore looking for the sea breeze. Instead it infilled from the land and Hummingbird Konka reached along the inside of the fleet, with her larger rivals still waiting for the breeze. Within a minute Dhevatara Drumstick, the second smallest boat in the Grand Prix fleet was reaching up to the bottom mark, at 17 knots. For Pryde the regatta was just about over.

Dockside the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club skipper Toby O'Conell commented, 'We knew we had to win and Hi Fi and Island Fling had to be well down in the places. Two thirds of the way round, Hi Fi was having a great race and Island Fling not so great, but not too far back. When we reached the parking lot at the mark, we edged around the outside of fleet. We were heading down to meet a sea breeze but saw it coming off the land.

'We hooked into it; hit 16-17’s, we were sailing deep and that helped us. The breeze stayed to the finish. Those conditions were the reverse of the first day, which was a big boat day. We are very happy boys!'

Konka Hummingbird, with Tiffany Koo at the helm, won Race 8 for the Racing 1 division on corrected time, from Toby O’Connell’s defending champion Dhevatara Drumstick, with Karakoa, helmed by Jamie MacPhail third. Frank Pong’s Jelik recorded the fastest time around the course.

Going into the last day's race Dhevatara Drumstick needed to place three spots above Neil Pryde’s Hi Fi to maintain her crown. The happy team on Drumstick achieved their goal and were presented with the King’s Cup. Hi Fi was second and Island Fling (Paul Winkelmann) finished third.

In the Coutts Premier division Race 7, Frangipani Girl (David Ross) won by nearly ten seconds on corrected time from Strewth (Geoff Hill) with Australian Maid (Jon Wardill). Yasooda registered the fastest time.

As a result of a second place, Strewth took out the overall Premier Championship from close rival, Moon Blue 11 (Peter Churchouse). Strewth and Moon Blue 11 were on even points going into the last race of the regatta. Moon Blue 11 finished second, with Andrew Rickards’ Moon Blue, third.

Race 7 belonged to Madam Butterfly on corrected time, in the Racing 2 division. Second on corrected time was Phoenix (Niels Dgenkolf) and third was Lunch Cutter 11 (Keith Dunn). The fastest time was recorded by Panic. The win ensured Madam Butterfly the Overall top placing, with Phoenix and Happy Endings filling the minor placings.

Risotada (Keisuke Nagamatsu) scored the corrected time win in Race 7 for the tightly fought Sports Boat division. Motornet (Kenichi Takahashi) was thirty-eight seconds back followed by Just (Shuji Hagihara). G4S Somtam Express registered the fastest time. Overall, Motornet had already won the regatta and yesterday's sail was just ‘icing on the cake’. Scott Dunsanson’s G4S Somtam Express finished second, with Just (Shuji Hagihara) third.

In IRC 1, Race 7 Big A, Andy Pape’s Swan 55 won on corrected time, from Di Hard (Valdemar Bandolowski) and Sita (Peter Wintle). Line honours belonged to Sita. The winner of this division, Rhythm Stick, the X442 helmed by Japanese skipper Ryuji Nakata did not sail the last race after convincingly winning her division earlier in the week. Octopussy and Sita filled the minor placings.

In the Firefly 850's division Race 7, Twin Sharks (Bill Phelps) won on corrected time from Mamba (Henry Kaye) with Moto Inzi (Roger Kingdon) third. Chi Machine, after becoming the overall winner elected not to race yesterday. Instead, they enjoyed the sunshine and atmosphere at the Phuket Kings Cup. Twin Sharks and Moto Inzi completed the podium places.

In Multihull racing, Race 5 The Sting (Philip Day) won from Seekronghuk (Tim Milner) with Charro (Mervyn Owen) third on corrected time. Atmosphere took line honours. The win secured the Overall Championship for The Sting crew, with Seekronghuk second and Benoit Lassaffre’s Atmosphere in third.

In the Performance Multihull division, Race 5, Liam Nichols’ Gone with the Wind took the honours on corrected time, from Tony Roberts Tactical Directions and third Larry Pollock’s Running Cloud. Raimon Land Chameleon also recorded the fastest time.

Overall, Running Cloud was triumphant, with Gone with the Wind second and Raimon Land Chameleon finishing in third.

In IRC 2, Royal Thai Navy 1 (Lt. Peera Sagultem) won on corrected time from Master Blaster (Andrey Novoderezhkin) and Minx (Rob Taylor). Royal Thai Navy 1 clearly won the division overall, with Master Blaster and Minx takings the minor placings.

Princess Christina (Robert Yeltes) won the Sunsail One Design division yesterday on corrected time. Princess Anna (Christian Eschenberg) was second and Princess Isabella (Keith Harding) was third. Princess Athena (Antonio Escribano) secured the Overall Sunsail trophy. Princess Isabella finished second, with Princess Christina third.

In the Bareboat Charter division, Fidgi (Naoki Wada) was the corrected time winner, with Intan (Theodore Bakker) in second and Bintang (Doug Maddern and Keith Blankly) third. Bintang recorded the fastest time. The Overall championship in this division went down to the wire, with Bintang winning on a countback from Intan. Fidgi finished in third.

In the Ocean Rover division Race 5, Waconda (Simon Dupe) made her regatta debut on the podium winning on corrected time from the consistent performer Calypso JJ (Geoff Wilson). Rainbow Dream (Simon Piff) finished third. Millenium (John Clayton) took line honours. Calypso JJ, having already sealed the Overall championship sailed well again in the final race. Rainbow dream finished second and Festina Lente (Nick Pochin) in third.

In the Classic division, Argo (Brendon Baumeister) won on corrected time from Kiara (Roger Brett), with Jubilaeum (Mathew Harsley) in third. Argo recorded the fastest time over the course. Cordelia won the division Overall, from Argo and Kiara.

Overall Placings - End of Racing Protests Pending

 

20th Phuket Kings Cup Regatta
Progressive Series Results

Dec 9 2006 2:24 PM

Racing 1
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Total Drop Score Place

HKG1998

Dhevatara Drumstick

Toby O'Connell

HKG

8

1

4

1

6

4

3

2

29

8

21

1

HKG2112

Hi Fi

Neil Pryde

HKG

3

2

3

2

4

5

2

5

26

5

21

2

GBR 88R

Island Fling

Paul Winkelmann

IRL

2

3

2

3

9

1

6

6

32

9

23

3

HKG600

Jelik

Frank Pong

HKG

1

6

7

8

3

2

1

8

36

8

28

4

HKG2166

Mandrake

Nick Burns

HKG

4

8

1

4

5

6

4

4

36

8

28

5

PHI8088

Karakoa

Jamie MacPhail

PHI

6

4

6

6

9

3

5

3

42

9

33

6

HKG2266

Konka Hummingbird

Adam Ng

CHN

7

7

8

5

1

8

8

1

45

8

37

7

HKG 2238

Ffree Fire 52

Russ Parker

HKG

5

5

5

7

2

7

7

7

45

7

38

8

Coutts Premier
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total Drop Score Place

AUS6188

Strewth

Geoff Hill

AUS

5

1

1

4

2

2

15

5

10

1

CAY 8888

Moon Blue II

Peter Churchhouse

HKG

1

4

7

2

1

11

26

11

15

2

HKG1887

Moon Blue

Andrew Rickards

HKG

3

2

3

5

7

4

24

7

17

3

GBR 703 R

Yasooda

Hans Rahmann

GER

2

7

8

1

3

8

29

8

21

4

AUS4100

Australian Maid

Jon Wardill

AUS

4

6

5

3

6

3

27

6

21

5

VBI 612

Nix

Nico Cortiever

NED

6

5

2

7

4

5

29

7

22

6

53023

Frangipani Girl

David Ross

SIN

11

3

4

11

5

1

35

11

24

7

666

Lawana

Pana Trungkabunchar

THA

11

8

6

6

9

11

51

11

40

8

NZL 8818

Intrigue

Gary Foster

HKG

7

10

10

11

8

7

53

11

42

9

NED 5916

Bolero

Ed van den Heuvel

NED

11

9

9

11

10

6

56

11

45

10

Racing 2
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total Drop Score Place

4497

Madam Butterfly

Peter Dyer

GBR

1

3

2

2

2

1

1

12

3

9

1

JPN 777

Phoenix

Niels Dgenkolf

JPN

4

1

4

3

1

2

2

17

4

13

2

SIN2811

Happy Endings

Jonathan Mahony

SIN

3

2

1

5

3

3

5

22

5

17

3

MAS31

Panic

Jeff Davison

SIN

2

4

3

1

4

4

4

22

4

18

4

SIN5625

Lunch Cutter II

Keith Dunn

SIN

5

5

5

4

5

5

3

32

5

27

5

Sports Boats
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total Drop Score Place

JPN-6287

Motornet

Kenichi Takahashi

JPN

3

1

1

3

2

1

2

13

3

10

1

HKT801

G4S Somtam Express

Scott Duncanson

THA

1

5

3

1

1

5

7

23

7

16

2

JST 237

Just

Shuji Hagihara

JPN

10

2

4

4

6

3

3

32

10

22

3

HKT 804

Vino

Phil Wardrop

THA

2

6

2

2

5

7

8

32

8

24

4

THA-806

Risotada

Keisuke Nagamatsu

JPN

10

4

7

10

3

6

1

41

10

31

5

118

Platu

Ket Manghlaseranee

THA

10

3

5

10

7

4

4

43

10

33

6

THA-129

Sakura

Toshio Furuta

JPN

10

8

6

10

4

2

5

45

10

35

7

62

Moon Shadow

David Rule

THA

10

7

8

10

8

8

6

57

10

47

8

T4167

Porn Star

Kipsan Beck

THA

10

9

9

10

10

10

10

68

10

58

9

IRC1
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total Drop Score Place

HKG10945 (1998 on spi)

Rhythm Stick

Ryuji NAKATA

HKG

2

1

1

2

1

1

10

18

10

8

1

THA99

Octopussy

Jaray Tipsuk

THA

5

5

2

1

3

2

6

24

6

18

2

HTG 2033

Sita

Peter Wintle

AUS

3

6

3

3

2

4

3

24

6

18

3

SIN 888

Switch Blade

Mike Downard

SIN

1

4

5

5

4

6

7

32

7

25

4

9290

Di Hard

Valdemar Bandolowski

THA

7

3

7

10

6

3

2

38

10

28

5

5793

Orinocco

Brian Rogers

GBR

6

7

4

4

8

5

5

39

8

31

6

HKG1683

Beaux Esprits

Keith Gary

HKG

4

8

6

7

7

7

4

43

8

35

7

MLT1295

Big A

Andy Pape

THA

10

2

8

10

5

10

1

46

10

36

8

SUI4901

Blue Juice

Beat Bosshard

SUI

8

9

9

6

9

8

8

57

9

48

9

Firefly 850 Sport
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total Drop Score Place

FF 888

Chi Machine

Marc Cudennec

THA

1

2

1

1

4

1

6

16

6

10

1

298

Twin Sharks

Bill Phelps

THA

2

5

3

6

2

2

1

21

6

15

2

ff 222

Moto Inzi

Roger Kingdon

THA

4

4

2

2

1

3

3

19

4

15

3

ff 559

Mamba

Henry Kaye

THA

3

1

4

3

3

4

2

20

4

16

4

F111

Pink Lady

Andrew Marshall

THA

5

3

5

4

5

5

4

31

5

26

5

Multihull Racing
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total Drop Score Place

011

The Sting

Philip Day

THA

5

2

1

4

1

13

5

8

1

888

Seekronghuk

Tim Milner

THA

6

1

8

1

2

18

8

10

2

HKG8675

Atmosphere

Benoit Lasaffre

HKG

4

7

2

2

6

21

7

14

3

THA-94

Cedar Swan

Radab Kanjanavanit

THA

2

3

8

5

4

22

8

14

4

M296

X Catriot

Bob Brindley

AUS

3

5

8

3

7

26

8

18

5

159

Chimera

Christopher Edwards

GBR

1

6

8

7

5

27

8

19

6

459

Charro

Mervyn Owen

THA

7

4

8

6

3

28

8

20

7

Performance Multihull
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total Drop Score Place

24

Running Cloud

Larry Pollock

USA

2

5

1

1

2

11

5

6

1

14

Gone with the Wind

Liam Nichols

AUS

6

1

2

4

1

14

6

8

2

20

Raimon Land Chameleon

Chris Runnegar

THA

1

2

3

2

3

11

3

8

3

N50

Tactical Directions

Tony Roberts

AUS

6

4

6

3

6

25

6

19

4

007

Ambre

Alfred Poulsen

THA

6

3

6

5

6

26

6

20

5

IRC2
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total Drop Score Place

THA 1993

Royal Thai Navy 1

Lt. Peera Sagultem

THA

1

3

1

2

1

8

3

5

1

GER4105

Master Blaster

Andrey Novoderezhkin

RUS

3

4

2

1

2

12

4

8

2

THA777

Minx

Rob Taylor

THA

2

1

4

7

4

18

7

11

3

SIN2626

Next Page

Peter Forbes

SIN

4

2

3

4

3

16

4

12

4

SIN333

Waka Tere

Kenn Eyears

SIN

5

5

14

3

8

35

14

21

5

139

Cinders

Stewart Crowe

GBR

14

7

14

8

5

48

14

34

6

44

Jemini Jo

Larry Emerson

USA

14

6

14

5

11

50

14

36

7

GBR 6010T

Tag

Fiona Hicks

GBR

14

9

14

6

7

50

14

36

8

GBR 519R

Chetak

Jim Kane

THA

14

8

14

12

6

54

14

40

9

43057

Perky

Jimmy Watts

USA

14

10

14

10

9

57

14

43

10

YC360

Patrice III

James Hardie

VTM

14

12

14

9

10

59

14

45

11

THA 19

Tong Fa

Jakarapong Supthayi

THA

14

11

14

11

12

62

14

48

12

17

Free Wind

George Foose

USA

14

14

14

14

14

70

14

56

13

Sunsail One Design
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total Drop Score Place

S3

Princess Athena

Antonio Escribano

ESP

2

1

1

1

7

12

7

5

1

S5

Princess Isabella

Keith Harding

HKG

1

2

5

3

3

14

5

9

2

S4

Princess Christina

Robert Yeltes

GBR

3

3

7

4

1

18

7

11

3

S1

Princess Anna

Christian Eschenberg

GER

4

7

3

2

2

18

7

11

4

S6

Princess Sharda

Philip Bowring

GBR

6

4

2

6

4

22

6

16

5

S2

Princess Arieta

Peter Jung

GER

5

7

4

5

5

26

7

19

6

Bareboat Charter
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total Drop Score Place

S10

Bintang

D. Maddern/Keith Blankly

UAE

1

1

6

4

3

15

6

9

1

S12

Intan

Theodore Bakker

NED

4

3

2

2

2

13

4

9

2

051

Fidgi

Naoki Wada

JPN

7

2

1

6

1

17

7

10

3

14

Amadeus

Masakido Kato

THA

2

11

3

1

6

23

11

12

4

S13

Paprika II

Peter Beaumont

GBR

3

4

5

8

5

25

8

17

5

S9

White Cloud

Schibler Andre

SUI

5

6

11

5

4

31

11

20

6

THA4239

Sudawadee

Simon Denye

GBR

8

5

11

3

7

34

11

23

7

S11

Singa Besar

Christopher Limpert-Peers

GER

9

7

4

7

8

35

9

26

8

S17

Madisson

David Craig

RSA

6

8

11

9

9

43

11

32

9

17

Alissa

R & P. Sym

THA

10

9

11

11

11

52

11

41

10

Ocean Rover
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total Drop Score Place

N112

Calypso JJ

Geoff Wilson

AUS

1

1

1

4

2

9

4

5

1

19

Rainbow Dream

Simon Piff

GBR

10

2

3

5

3

23

10

13

2

GBR 5506L

Festina Lente

Nick Pochin

GBR

4

3

4

2

10

23

10

13

3

NOR 8775

Embla

Gunnar Myhre

NOR

2

4

10

3

7

26

10

16

4

AUS 5419

Millenium

John Clayton

AUS

3

6

10

1

8

28

10

18

5

0

Rusalka

Kevan Perrins

GBR

10

7

2

7

4

30

10

20

6

903489

Abracadabra

Philip Strauss

USA

5

5

10

5

6

31

10

21

7

WYT

Waconda

Simon Dupe

GER

10

8

10

10

1

39

10

29

8

724810

Minico

Gartmann Ricco

SUI

10

9

10

8

5

42

10

32

9

Classic
Sail No Boat Name Country Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total Drop Score Place

4176

Cordelia

Tim Wilson

AUS

1

1

1

1

4

8

4

4

1

54

Argo

Brendon Baumeister

BVI

3

3

2

2

1

11

3

8

2

GBR 777

Kiara

Roger Brett

GBR

5

2

3

4

2

16

5

11

3

15

Jubilaeum

Mathew Harsley

AUS

2

4

5

3

3

17

5

12

4




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The Sailing Instructions for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final that will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November have been published. All ten Olympic events and an Open Kiteboarding event will be contested in the Emirati capital off of the stunning Corniche. ... [more]  

Italy's Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich have been one of the leading teams in the Women's Skiff, the 49erFX, and head to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ready for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ... [more]  

St Barth Cata Cup day 3 by Dominique Ladouceur
Day three’s race was a lot more difficult than yesterday’s at the St-Barth Cata Cup due to b winds. After pushing back the morning race to 2p.m. due to 30 knots winds at the tip of Colombier, the race committee decided to stick to only one race in the afternoon. ... [more]  

Team Alivimedica skipper Charlie Enright and navigator Will Oxley sat with Andy Rice to assess Leg 2 before the start in Cape Town. Here is the second part of the Leg Two analysis. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 24th November 0700 UTC. It's been a fairly quiet night out there - and the biggest change is that the boats are beginning to close up, and become more compact. ADOR, who gybed north first, around six hours before the rest of the fleet on Saturday night, have moved south a little, whereas the rest of the boats have remained in the same line. ... [more]  

The 10 competing teams at the RC44 Oman Cup enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Terry Hutchinson continued to guide Vladimir Prosihkin’s Team Nika the right way around the course, extending their lead in the overall standings, adding another race win to their scoreline, Team Aqua stay second with Charisma hanging onto third. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as of 23 November, 1900 UTC. Four days into the Leg 2, and the fleet is finally making progress towards Abu Dhabi. The seven boats are now south of Madagascar, and they’ve been heading north since last night. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 0748 UTC, November 23rd. So what happened overnight? Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were the first to head north and then progressively the other boats in the fleet decided to follow their lead. The fleet is really close together. ... [more]  

Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The America's Cup roared into life on Friday with the publication of a story out of San Diego, saying that the Californian venue had missed getting the nod as the venue for the next America's Cup. And that being the case, then the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda seems to have got the nod. ... [more]  

VX ONE Winter Series 2014: It was a family affair at the top of the leaderboard for the opening weekend of the VX One Winter Series. Michael, Christina, Robert and Phillip Norris bested 21 other teams at Sarasota Sailing Squadron to take the advantage in the three-weekend series, which continues through March 2015. ... [more]  

With no team able to discard the last event of the season, the podium positions were by no means secure as last day of racing got underway at the RC44 Oman Cup, in a sedate seven-knot breeze. Going into the final day Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika, with tactician Terry Hutchinson calling the shots, sat at the top of the leader board having shown an unmatched level of consistency in Muscat. ... [more]  

Usual skipper Seve Jarvin and for’ard hand Sam Newton were joined in the team by James Wierzbowski for today’s race and led from shortly after the to defeat defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Dave Ewings) by 38s. Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) was a further 21s back in third place. ... [more]  

Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) has had an eventful few days since the start in Cape Town on Wednesday. Their goal is to be first home in their home port of Abu Dhabi - six other boats willing. ... [more]  

2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Take time to remember. It was mid-October, one week before the brilliant Sunday Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup and Bermuda was slammed by the second major storm in a week. Tropical Storm Fay - or was it Hurricane Fay by then— had hit Bermuda with a sneaky left jab only five days earlier. ... [more]  

2014 Turkey Day Regatta - The largest of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's popular holiday sailing competitions the 67th Turkey Day Regatta has nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes, several of them world champions taking the weekend seriously. ... [more]  

The wind took a little longer to kick in on the penultimate day of the Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup PWA, but the sun soon burnt through the lingering cloud to allow the wind to build - producing another exhilarating afternoon of racing. ... [more]  

Brian Carlin, On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind reports on the delights of using the 'bathroom' while clocking along at 20kts plus in the Southern Ocean. ... [more]  

At the RC44 Oman Cup the 10 competing teams enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Racing started in a seven-knot north-westerly breeze which built steadily throughout the day. ... [more]  

The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ... [more]  

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2013 World Champion Florian Gruber is expecting the Open Formula Kiteboarding event to be the, 'strongest fleet this year.' ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
At the latest report, Volvo Ocean Race Control, reported Dongfeng Race Team as being the leader in the second leg to Abu Dhabi. Winds were reported to be 18-25kts, with Team Vestas Wind and Team SCA recording the highest boatspeed of 20kts. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - 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. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
San Diego sports journalist, Matt Calkins, has named one of the sources of comment that the 35th America's Cup will be held in the British Oversea Territory of Bermuda. Writing in the San Diego Union Tribune, Calkins claimed that San Diego Tourism Authority CEO, Joe Terzi, had told the U-T. ... [more]  

2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]  

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 + Video *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. See video in this story. ... [more]  

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?
GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - Dates and venues
Class 40-footers to be featured in 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race
Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Big strides for Cousin and Moussilmani
America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature
ORC reveals rule improvements for 2015
Volvo Ocean Race - Hammer down for Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for unknown territory
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final set to be 'an experience of a lifetime'
RC44 Oman Cup - Team Nika gets a taste for the podium + Video
St Barth Cata Cup 2014 - Game on!
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Wild Oats XI reveals new livery
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Wild Oats XI and Audi ready: photos
Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in search of hometown glory   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Waiting game continues on day 2   
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   


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