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Moth World Championship images
ThMartinez images/Sail-World.com,
Thanks to Thierry Martinez for these images from the practice day before the start of the Moth World Championship at Cascade Locks, in Oregon USA.... [more]
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2009 Rolex Fastnet Race start images
Sail-World.com,
Italian yachting photographer Carlo Borlenghi was in a helicopter above the Solent for the start of the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race.... [more]
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Images from first World Kiteboarding Championships - San Francisco
Erik Simonson www.h2oshots.com,
Erik Simonson of www.h2oshots.com presents this gallery of the first ever World Championships of Kiteboarding Course Racing, held in San Francisco... [more]
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Pegasus Airlines Alaçati PWA World Cup preview
PWA,
Pegasus Airlines Alaçati PWA World Cup preview. As the 2009 PWA slalom tour draws to an exciting climax, it's Alaçati that plays host to the worlds best. Alaçati is the penultimate round of the tough and varied PWA slalom tour. Following on from ruthless Canaries leg, Turkey offers contrasting racing conditions, with perfect flat water and gentle winds.... [more]
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Team Pindar joins the Fastnet
Team Pindar media,
Team Pindar today joined a 300 strong fleet on the Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, to commence the prestigious 608-mile Rolex Fastnet Race. Mike and his Team Pindar crew join a competitive fleet in the Open 60 class, including 2004-5 Vendee Globe winner Vincent Riou onboard Akena Verandas and Seb Josse onboard BT IMOCA 60, who together won the class in the 2007 Rolex Fastnet onboard PRB.... [more]
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International Optimist (IODA) Worlds - Malaysia leads
IODA,
International Optimist World Championship - Mohamad Faizal Norizan (Malaysia) however continues to impress and is now eleven points clear of his nearest rival, Antoine Lefort (France) after five races.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro Leg 3 preview
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro Leg 3. With 120 miles more distance than in the last leg, and some tricky obstacles to negotiate, the 485 mile passage from St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie to Dingle in South-West Ireland could easily deliver a radical shake-up to the closely contested rankings.... [more]
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Moth sailors take up the Speed Challenge
Michelle Slade,
Taking a break between the McLube Harken US Nationals and the CST Composite 2009 Moth World Championship which starts Monday, the Moth fleet gathered at Cascade Locks Marine Park on Saturday afternoon to wind up their flying sailing machines with racing distractions that don't count for points.... [more]
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Mike Perham, two weeks from the record books
Nancy Knudsen,
While Zac Sunderland seems to be on a non-stop speaking tour after the circumnavigation which made him the youngest sailor every to solo circle the world, British teen Mike Perham has cleared the shipping lanes off the coast of the United States which kept him sleepless, and is headed straight for Portsmouth, home and the breaking of Zac's record, being 102 days younger than the Californian sailor... [more]
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Two-Handed Fastnet for BT
BT media,
Sébastien Josse and Jean-Francois ‘Jeff' Cuzon took the start of the 2009 Fastnet race today at 1200 BST on board the BT IMOCA 60. They made their intentions clear from the start – approaching the northern-end of the start line off the Royal Yacht Squadron with the right downwind sail configuration and in good time, BT were soon leading the 10-boat IMOCA 60 fleet.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing flies in the breeze off San Diego
Gilles Martin-Raget,
The BMW Oracle Racing team put BOR90 through her paces off San Diego, this time apparently in full race mode and in a reasonable breeze, with her foils fully deployed. Sir Russell Coutts was also sailing.... [more]
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RS500 European Championship final day
Debbie Darling/Al Constable,
Report from the Allen RS500 European Championship final day, sailed on Lake Garda, Italy and hosted by the Acquafresca Yacht Club. Alex Taylor and Bryan Mobbs had already won the regatta the previous day with a race to spare so today was all about the minor placings.... [more]
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2009 Rolex Fastnet Race - Spinnaker start
Rolex Media,
Morning dockside rumours of delays and divisions of boats having to kedge on the start line were roundly proven wrong as the Rolex Fastnet Race fleet, as well as spectators along the Cowes shoreline, enjoyed a magnificent, colourful spinnaker start.... [more]
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Poland takes World Laser Radial title with race to spare
Linda Parrish,
Mens World Champion decided. Marcin Rudawski of Poland again showed his dominance in this fleet with two bullets today and need not sail tomorrow to be world champion. Sunshine, 14 to 18 knots of breeze, and choppy seas again greeted the sailors in Karatsu, Japan for the Laser Radial World Men and Youth Championship.... [more]
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ORC European Championship - Three bullets for winner
Event Media,
2009 ORC European Championship and event winner had three straight victories in today's three races for a total of 29 points. All three races today were over short seven mile windward-leeward courses, and just as yesterday, the margins were very close in corrected time.... [more]
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EUROSAF European Match Racing Championship - Pressure on
Jess Anderson,
EUROSAF European Match Racing Championship 2009 and the remaining competitors cannot afford to drop too many races. Three flights into the women's Quarter Finals, and only Germany's Silke Hahlbrock has kept a clean sheet. In the men's division, no one has won all of today's heats.... [more]
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Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - Final day and winners decided
Event media/amended Al Constable,
Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre. Bella Mente tried but Alfa Romeo was the fastest boat of the Mini Maxi fleet. The TP52 class provided no surprises, as Realstone Matador gave the rest of the fleet no chances. The X-41 class delivered some of the most exciting moments, and today was no exception.... [more]
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Cowes Week - Final Day
Event media,
Cowes Week. Another fine and sunny day was predicted for the final day. The starts got away in just four to six knots of wind, and a building west-going tide. However, after 15:00 the sea breeze gradually built from the west to give 8-10 knots.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race attracts A-Class sailors
Event media,
The Rolex Fastnet Race this year has attracted A-list sailors from around the world, and the strongest international line-up of grand prix race yachts amongst the 300 boats setting sail from Cowes tomorrow, Sunday 9th August.... [more]
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2009 European Laser Championships - final results
Al Constable,
The 2009 Laser European Championships have just concluded in Lanskrona, Sweden. In the Laser Senior Trophy, which includes non-European sailors Olympic Gold medalist Paul Goodison (GBR) the 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist,finished ahead of Australia's Tom Slingsby, the 2007 and 2008 World Champion with Javier Hernandez (ESP) third.... [more]
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Szabo and Peters (USA) win the 2009 Star World Championship
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
George Szabo and Rick Peters (USA) won the 2009 Star World Championship with a third place finish in the final race of the series. Lars Grael and Ronald Seifert (BRA) won the race by a country mile and the Junior team from Argentina, Alejo Rigoni and Juan Pablo Percossi were second in the race.... [more]
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Images from Day 5 of the 28th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre
MCC McCamp,
Today, Friday 7th of August, has been the fifth day of regatta, and again there were surprises: the maxi Alfa Romeo (Neville Crichton / Ben Ainsley - NZL) was third and fourth in the two races of the day... [more]
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America's Cup: Images from Ground Zero in Ras al-Khaimah
Sail-World,
Sail-World received these images from Ras al-Khaimah taken just 24 hours ago. We are told they are of the area designated for the 33rd America's Cup infrastructure.... [more]
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Images of le Bouveret: Five flies out of the Cuckoo's Nest - 1
Carlo Borglenhi,
Images of the lift off from le Bouveret and flight over the Swiss Alps and through Saint-Bernard's Pass to Genova of the America's Cup Defender, Alinghi 5.... [more]
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Another fantastic day's racing in Laser Radial Worlds
Linda Parrish,
After a shakey start with low cloud, poor visibility and little wind, racing started half an hour late when Karatsu yet again turned on great sailing conditions. Two races were sailed for each fleet with the first race sailed in light winds of 7 to 10 knots and the second in 12 to 15 knots. The sun was shining and the seas were slight. With the threat of a typhoon south of Kyushu that is moving s... [more]
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AlinghiVision: Alinghi 5 flies through the Alps to Italy
Alinghi Media,
In this YouTube clip, complied by Alinghi's Media Team, key team members discuss Alinghi 5, their initial impressions of the yacht, and where to from here. Plus there is footage of the flight through the Saint-Bernard's Pass to Genova, Italy, for her first sea trials... [more]
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Images of le Bouveret: Five flies out of the Cuckoo's Nest - 2
Carlo Borglenhi,
More iImages of the lift off from le Bouveret and flight over the Swiss Alps and through Saint-Bernard's Pass to Genova of the America's Cup Defender, Alinghi 5.... [more]
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Moth Pre-Worlds - Nathan Outteridge wins - Images and Quotes
Virginia Veal,
Dual World 49er Champion Nathan Outteridge (AUS) won the 2009 Australian Moth titles last January, it was his first ever Moth regatta. Now the scene shifts to the 2009 North American titles, the Pre-Worlds. With all eight races being won by the Aussie contenders, it was once again Outteridge who walked away with the series.... [more]
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EUROSAF European Match Racing Championship - Middelfart
Jess Anderson,
In the EUROSAF European Match Racing Championship 2009 in Denmark only one men's and one women's team has managed to keep a clean sheet in the round robin phase of the competition.... [more]
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Nathan Outteridge wins Moth US National Championship
Michelle Slade,
Competitors in the 2009 International Moth US National Championship were done racing and off the water by 1:30pm today, eager to either fix or prevent further breakages after a windy, shifty seven-race series. The Australian contingent flanked the top of the fleet.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Leg 2 to Beyou
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro leg 2. Jérémie Beyou guided his Figaro Beneteau 2 across the finish line in St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie. The leg win secured a remarkable come-back for the Breton skipper of Bernard Paoli, who climbed from the back of the fleet at the start in Coruna to the very front, and dominated the second half of the race across the Bay of Biscay.... [more]
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Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - TP52s battle
Event media,
Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre and the sea breeze - known as Embat in the region - which has been blowing during the last few days reaching 20 knots, dropped and hardly reached 10 knots today.... [more]
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2009 Star World Championship - PRO Under pressure
Lynn Fitzpatrick - www.worldregattas.com,
2009 Star World Championship. H.P. Hylander, the PRO and Regatta Chairman, stood on the Race Committee boat with a Bluetooth phone in his ear, a radio in his hand, binoculars and a hockey puck draped around his neck. He had lots of helpers aboard the RC boat and wind scouts two miles to the south and to the west; the logical directions from which the wind would fill.... [more]
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ICAP Leopard for Fastnet race
Pitch PR,
ICAP Leopard is set to tackle light winds in Rolex Fastnet Race. The 100ft super-maxi is set to take on the world-class fleet in this prestigious offshore race. During the last Fastnet Race, ICAP Leopard revelled in storm-lashed conditions to set a monohull course record of 1 day 20 hours 18 minutes 53 seconds, beating the previous record by nine hours. Since then, the boat has undergone a full... [more]
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Cowes Week Day Five
Mary Scott-Jackson,
The penultimate day of Cowes Week saw a return of the sun, and numerous closely-fought battles across a wide range of fleets. Although somewhat shifty and gusty, the north-westerly held good in the central Solent for most of the day, with 8-11 knots at the Bramble until almost 15:00. After this the strength became more erratic.... [more]
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European Laser Standard Championships
Event media,
European Laser Standard Championships and another day with brilliant sunshine in Borstahusen on the last day before the finals. The wind was light and fickle, three - seven knots at the start but soon decreasing.... [more]
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Sam Davies gears up for the Fastnet
Artemis Ocean Racing,
Artemis Ocean Racing skipper Sam Davies is ready for her next big challenge. The Rolex Fastnet Race, which will see over 300 boats racing from the Isle of Wight to round the famous Fastnet Lighthouse before returning to Plymouth, will be the first big test for Sam since completing her solo circumnavigation of the planet.... [more]
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Shifty conditions for Day 3 of the Laser Radial World Youth and Men
Linda Parrish,
Summer arrived in Karatsu today with shifty conditions for Day 3 of the Laser Radial World Youth and Men Championship. It was a beautiful day on the water with sunshine and light breezes although there was some rain ashore in the hills.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 flies over the Alps heading for Genova
Sail-World (JPJ),
At half past seven in Le Bouveret, photographers and TV crew board the RIBs that will take them close to Alinghi 5, for her first taste of the sea, at Genova, Italy. Meanwhile the Super Puma helicopter is lifting the mast from its cradle. The mast has been rigged with a small sail and chute so it will fly in alignment with the helicopter.... [more]
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Fastnet Race 2009: the 'sailors' crusade'
Kate Laven, Daily Telegraph,
For sailors whose bellies are filled with fire, the Rolex Fastnet Race is a box that must be ticked. If they have a new piece of kit, the classic race through the Irish Sea is like a burning crusade. Karl Kwok has flown in from Hong Kong with his latest Beau Geste, an 80-foot Farr-designed thoroughbred launched earlier this year in New Zealand.... [more]
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RYA Women's National Match Racing Championship
Lindsey Bell,
RYA Women's National Match Racing Championship. Britain's top female match racers are eagerly awaiting the arrival of four new Elliott 6m keelboats to kick off the RYA Women's National Match Racing Championship 2009 (5-6 September)... [more]
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Star World Championship Day Five
Lynn Fitzpatrick - www.worldregattas.com,
2009 Star World Championship. It was Robert Stanjek's and Markus Koy's (GER) turn to lead the 86-boat fleet around the race course. The rest of the fleet was well behind the leading cluster of five, but some of the boats that took a couple of hitches to the left up the final beat threatened to scramble the standings.... [more]
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America's Cup Measurement rules published by Swiss Defender
Richard Gladwell,
The simple measurement rules for the 33rd America's cup have been published ahead of the New York Supreme Court hearing on 10 August to consider the Customs House Registry issue. Societe Nautqiue de Geneve has defined a set of seven measurement rules for the Deed of Gift event.... [more]
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Aussie leads US Moth Nationals
Thierry Martinez images/Sail-World.com,
Australians Rohan Veal and Nathan Outeridge each one two races on the first day of the US Moth Nationals, being held before the 2009 Moth Worlds in Cascade Locks.... [more]
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Carpenter Trophy Event
Jim Connolly,
The Carpenter Trophy Event was raced on Sunday 2nd August under the supervision of Race Control at the Liverpool Yacht Club (LYC) on behalf of WCSC.... [more]
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America's Cup Challenger disputes venue, but suggests litigation limit
Richard Gladwell,
Golden Gate Yacht Club have responded to the venue announcement of Ras al-Khaimah, UAE, as the venue for the 33rd America's Cup, saying that in their view it does not comply with the decision of the New York Supreme Court.... [more]
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Finn Junior World title winner decided
Julia David,
The Pata Boats Finn Junior World Championship for the Jorg Bruder Silver Cup finished with a Brazilian victory, Russian silver and Ukrainian bronze medal.... [more]
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470 Class Junior European Championships preview
Event media,
470 Class Junior European Championships Men/Mixed and Women. Ninety-seven teams from 24 countries are preparing to contest the Championships.... [more]
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European Match Racing Championship - Delayed start
Dansk Sejlunion,
EUROSAF European Match Racing Championship Denmark - Light winds force a late start in Middelfart. It was hot and sunny in Middelfart, but wind was in very short supply and the race officers for the two courses had to postpone racing for nearly six hours before a Force 1-2 arrived.... [more]
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420 World Championship images
Gianni Tommasoni images,
International 420 Class World Championship: the Championship's over. Photographer Gianni Tommasoni provided these images from the 420 World Championships sailed in Italy. Enjoy!... [more]
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Cowes Week Day Six
Mary Scott-Jackson,
Cowes Week Day Six saw mixed conditions that provided challenging racing across the 37 classes, despite an unpromising weather forecast. By 09:00 the weather radar was already showing a band of scattered showers to the south-west of the race area and an hour later these had merged and strengthened into a number of heavy downpours.... [more]
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Images from Day 3 of the 28th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre
MCC McCamp,
Today, Wednesday 5th of August, has been the third day of regatta, and the maxi Alfa Romeo (Neville Crichton / Ben Ainsley - NZL) has won again and has again been been first in the two races of the day.... [more]
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Fastnet challenge looms for John Merricks II crew
Lindsey Bell,
The 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race is next week and no fewer than 14 young sailors are looking forward to one of the toughest tests of their big boat careers as they prepare to represent the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).... [more]
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The Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week
Event media,
A fleet of star names from the worlds of sport, film and television took to the water in the Solent today for the third annual Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week. Light winds for the 10 AM start off Cowes meant that instead of sprinting around the Isle of Wight as in previous years, the fleet took a route East out past the Solent forts before rounding the Nab Tower.... [more]
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Racing 7,500 nautical miles Around Australia - ticks all the boxes!!
Ocean Events Media,
Invitations for yachts to make a slot reservation for the 7500 nautical mile ‘2011 Around Australia Ocean Race' were opened in late June 2009 and the interest from racing fleets has proven very strong.... [more]
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2009 ISWC Speed Windsurfing World Championships
ISWC media,
A spectacular 2009 ISWC Speed Windsurfing World Championships event came to an end today. After seven rounds of speedsailing action, giving two discards for the fleet from all over the world, Karpathos proved another time to be the perfect venue for high wind windsurfing.... [more]
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Finn World Junior Championship Day Four
Julia David,
Finn World Juniors. Although two starts were attempted, only one race was completed on the penultimate day of the Pata Boats Finn World Juniors at Balatonfüred in Hungary. The weather was still not on the sailors side on Wednesday, the final day of qualification races.... [more]
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Star Worlds - New Zealand takes the lead
Lynn Fitzpatrick - www.worldregattas.com,
Star World Championship - Pepper and Monk hit the lead, followed closely by the two teams from the USA. Following the race, Pepper said, 'We sailed pretty conservatively today. It's easy to lose boats in this fleet and in these conditions.'... [more]
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2009 Laser European Championship - Goodison dominates
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ/Sail-World.com,
2009 Laser European Championship - Great Britain's Paul Goodison is in a strong leading position with two race wins and two seconds on his score card and an eleven point leading margin over second placed James Sandall (NZ).... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Strong opposition for Berntsson
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup and Johnie Berntsson (SWE) will return to Bermuda October 6th to defend his 2008 title. Three other previous champions also return in 2009, Mathieu Richard (FRA), Ian Williams (GBR) and three-time winner Peter Gilmour (AUS).... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro Leg 2 - Shuffle up the pack
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro, Leg 2. Having successfully side-stepped the patch of flat calm that presented the leg's first major obstacle in its opening hours, by this afternoon the skippers had ticked off the first 150 miles of their 365 mile passage.... [more]
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IRC South West Championships at Torbay Week
Katina Read,
Still time to enter IRC South West Championships – part of Ocean BMW Torbay Week 2009. The six day Ocean BMW Torbay Week, which starts on Friday August 21 is run by the Bay's four sailing and yacht clubs and as well as a full racing schedule with a four day yachting championship, several dinghy national championships and team events.... [more]
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Cowes Week Day Five
Mary Scott-Jackson,
Cowes Week Day Five was a day of light winds and challenging conditions for competitors and race officers alike. The nine Open 60s competing in the Artemis Challenge got away at 10:00 as scheduled, but the initial plan for a round the island race was changed to a round-the-cans course outside the forts. At the suggestion of Sam Davies the skippers agreed to take their times at each mark.... [more]
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