Ultimate Solo Challenge, speed records, AC and much more

Welcome to this edition of our Sail-World.com Europe newsletter.

Lots of speed records falling with the kitesurfers in Africa..

ISAF screwed up the 2012 Olympic classes dropping the multihulls, now pressure is mounting to get it right for 2016 and beyond. Be sure to read Richard Gladwell's excellent analysis and commentary on the subject.

The Velux 5 Oceans is underway with the fleet leaving La Rochelle France on the Ultimate Solo Challenge. The Route du Rhum start is fast approaching and we have news from the Mini Barcelona and the Barcelona World Race.

Elsewhere the RC44 World Championship has just concluded in the Canary Islands, the TP52 circuit is set to have a new Russian Synergy next year and more speed records have tumbled in Namibia.

Happy reading and have a great week.