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Sat, 31 Mar 2007 to Tue, 3 Apr 2007
Loof and Ekstrom win 2007 Western Hemisphere Stars
By Lyn Fitzpatrick,
8:20 AM Fri 6 Apr 2007
The 2007 Star Western Hemisphere Championship ended in Tampa, Florida today with former World Champions Freddy Loof and Anders Ekstrom claiming the Silver Star with 11 points. Peter Bromby and Bill McNiven from Bermuda were second with 21 points. Australian’s Iain Murray and Andrew Palfrey were third. ...
Bromby and the Beat
By Lynn Fitzpatrick, Davis Island YC, USA ,
5:31 PM Thu 5 Apr 2007
Peter Bromby and Bill McNiven had three of their signature starts from the pin end of the line. They read the shifts and the pressure and rounded the first weather mark in each of today’s three races in the lead ...
The Wind goes right on Tampa Bay
By Lyn Fitzpatrick,
11:45 AM Tue 3 Apr 2007
George Szabo and Andrew Scott read the wind and the water conditions like tea leaves and rounded the first weather mark in front of Kiwis Rohan Lord and Miles Addy; Aussies Iain Murray and Andrew Palfrey; Canadian Brian Kramer and crew, Tyler Bjorn and Americans Karl Anderson and Edward Morey. ...
2007 Star Western Hemisphere Practice Race
By Lynn Fitzpatrick, Tampa, Florida ,
11:27 PM Mon 2 Apr 2007
Norway’s Eivind Melleby and Petter Morland Pederson take line honors for the practice race for the 2007 Star Western Hemisphere Championship at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida. ...
Ben Ainslie in Olympic Qualifying Bind
By GJN, UK ,
9:42 AM Fri 23 Mar 2007
Ben Ainslie, Britain’s treble Olympic medallist, admitted in a recent interview, that if London had not won the Games for 2012, he would - 'have knocked the Olympics on the head and concentrated on the bigger boats'. ...
Beijing 2008 Olympic products released
By BOCOG, China ,
8:28 AM Fri 23 Mar 2007
A commemorative gold piece priced at 8,800 yuan (£579) is the most precious product in the new Olympic licensed products which will be unveiled on March 27 to mark the 500-day countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) announced Thursday ...
AST member Krystal Weir heading for Europe
By Krystal Weir,
3:03 AM Fri 16 Mar 2007
Hamilton Island was once again a great venue to train at. The focus of this camp was on fitness as well as onwater training, with lectures on psychology, Olympic selection, rules, and weather. The camp really gives us a chance to touch base with the rest of the team and also the administration before we head overseas. ...
One Small Step for . . . . Pro dinghy sailing
By Gerald New UK Editor Sail-World.com, Portsmouth, UK ,
8:10 AM Mon 12 Mar 2007
Dinghy racing sailors took another small step along the route to a full-on professional circuit recently. The six named events forming the basis of the new (revamped) ISAF circuit for the Olympic classes have made their presentations and the scheme awaits ratification by the ISAF Council in November ...
Pepper hits top spot in latest ISAF Rankings
8:18 PM Sun 11 Mar 2007
Spain and New Zealand make their mark on the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings on 7 March, with both nations bringing new sailors to the world #1 spots. Great Britain maintain their place as the top performing nation, but the challenge from Australia and Germany is intensifying. ...
Hamish and Giles beat 87 year old to win Bacardi Cup
By Lynn Fitzpatrick,
2:24 PM Sat 10 Mar 2007
With a sly grin, Hamish Pepper said, 'Got to love it!' referring to his season here in Miami, which started with a victory at the North Americans and ended with another at the 80th Annual Bacardi Cup. It sounds trite, but we had another day in Paradise. We sailed out an hour earlier today than usual with wispy cirrus clouds overhead and an 8-10 knot breeze from the ENE. ...
Star World Champions win 2007 Bacardi Cup
By Janet Maizner,
12:33 PM Sat 10 Mar 2007
New Zealand’s Hamish Pepper, the current Star Class World and North American champion, sailing this week with his crew and coach David Giles of Australia, won the 2007 Bacardi Cup Star Class Regatta Friday on the waters of Biscayne Bay, near Miami. ...