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 14 Oct 2011
 


Its all happening in Europe!! - the latest sailing news

Welcome to this edition of Sail-World.com's European newsletter.

The Volvo Ocean Race Village in Alicante has opened to the public as the crews and boats prepare for the start of the race on October 29.

Sail-World will be covering the Volvo Ocean race in detail with 120,000+ readers around the world receiving our special weekly Volvo Ocean Race newsletters.

Spain is certainly a busy place, as well as the VOR action, its hosting the Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix on the Mar Menor just south of Alicante and the Extreme 40s in Almeria.

The fleet racing in the 'open water' format - Extreme Sailing Series 2011 Act 8. Almeria. Spain

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La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 leg 2 has commenced from Funchal. Sébastien Rogues leads the Prototypes and Benoît Mariette leads the Series after leg 1.

Meanwhile Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron onboard Campagne de France lead the Global Ocean Race fleet towards the next scoring gate off Brazil as the Clipper Round the World Yachts battle extreme conditions.

In Turkey Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible (ITA) currently leads the Farr 40 European Championship.

Keep up to date with all the latest global sailing news on www.sail-world.com


Sail-World.com Team



Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix day 1 - Light conditions
John Friend,
Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix - It's like being back in summer here in Murcia, as racing got underway for four of the five classes yesterday, with the A-Class Cats starting today, 14th October. A vital ingredient for a Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix is wind and on the Murcia's land locked sea, the Mar Menor, this was late coming for this the first day of competition.... [more]
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Gilmour versus Gilmour on the World Match Racing Tour?
Monsoon Cup Media,
Might the sailing world be seeing history unfold as 20 year old West Australian match racer David Gilmour edges closer to a possible Monsoon Cup berth?... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race – Alicante Race Village opens to public
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Thousands of people will flock to Alicante today as the Race Village opens for a three-week fiesta at the start port for the 2011-12 race. Alicante's Puerto de Salida will fling open the doors to the public at 1800 local time (1600 UTC/GMT), welcoming the world to the first of the 10 host ports in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.... [more]
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Team Telefonica announced for Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
Volvo Ocean Race,
Team Telefónica officially unveiled their crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 during a ceremony in Madrid today. Spain's Iker Martínez will skipper Telefónica, which boasts three Olympic gold medallists, two America's Cup winners and one Volvo Ocean Race winner.... [more]
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BIC Techno 293 Europeans Championships 2011 trailer Video
Patrik Pollak,
After spectacular BIC Techno 293 class World championships in San Francisco everybody will meet once again this year to fight for the European titles this time.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 day 2 a mixed affair + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 has now wrapped up the second day of competition in Almeria. It was a mixed affair comprised of four open water races that were staged outside the port of Almeria and a stadium race inside the harbour which led to some dream starts and some nightmare endings.... [more]
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La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 Leg 2 underway
La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat,
La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 Leg 2 is now underway. The seventy-seven strong fleet set sail at 1:30 p.m and headed for a windward mark buoy in front of the Club naval de Funchal before heading to the next compulsory passage mark located between the islands of Santo Antao and Maio in the Cape Verde archipelago. The wind in the area is six knots south/southwest.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Doldrums lottery
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race's first leg was undoubtedly changed by the Doldrums and with just under five days to go, the leaders are edging into the zone being led by Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron with Campagne de France who are being chased by Ross and Campbell Field on BSL.... [more]
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Farr 40 European Championship day 1 - Enfant Terrible into lead
Jill Campbell,
Farr 40 European Championship - Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible (ITA) leads the overall classification after three races held on the first day of racing. Current Farr 40 World Champion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, owner of Transfusion (AUS), sits in second place on equal points, with only Rossi's victory in the final race of the day breaking the tie on countback.... [more]
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Normandy Sailing Week - An ambitious expansion plan for 2012
Kate Jennings translation,
Normandy Sailing Week, for its seventh edition and its third year in Le Havre, has set its sights high with 150 entries being targeted (114 in 2011) and nearly a thousand competitors. Already the biggest racing event on the French side of the Channel, the event is asserting itself as one of the major national gatherings... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams face extreme conditions
Heather Ewing,
The Roaring Forties have bared their teeth overnight and the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams have been experiencing the full force of a ferocious weather system bringing with it hail, ice and gusts of up to 70 knots.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma Ocean Racing new MCM Amory Ross
Lisa Ramsperger,
The Puma Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion team has appointed Amory Ross as the new Media Crew Member (MCM) onboard Puma's Mar Mostro for the Volvo Ocean Race. Ross, 27, is based in Newport, Rhode Island, where he specializes in nautical photography, video and multi-media. He has logged offshore racing miles as both a crew member and onboard media specialist.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta - Alain Gabbay latest Ambassador
Lizzie Ward,
Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta and Reunion - Three-time Whitbread Round the World Race skipper Alain Gabbay is the latest Ambassador. During the event, Frenchman Gabbay will be reunited with Charles Jourdan, the ultra light maxi-yacht which he skippered to finish sixth in the 1989-90 Whitbread.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup Qualifier- Asian Match Racing Championship day 2
Monsoon Cup Media,
It's Day 2 of the Asian Match Racing Championship and seven teams from across the Asia Pacific are vying for just one precious spot at the Monsoon Cup, the final event on the ISAF 2011 World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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BMW Berlin Match Race preview
Anne Stadtfeld,
The BMW Berlin Match Race is set to take place from second to 6th November 2011. The event will this year be hosted by the Sailing Club House at Wannsee (Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee, VVSaW), together with the Berlin Yacht Club (BYC), and is advertised as a Grade One event by the International Sailing Federation. There will be 12 skippers, 48 top sailors, 186 head-to-head duels on the water... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Incredible number of entries
Rolex Middle Sea Race,
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A record has been broken even before racing commences. Days before final registration for this year's event, entries have risen to a record breaking 80 and there are still a few days to go before the last entry can be accepted. New entries from Italy, Serbia, Slovenia and the UK have pushed the numbers up to 80, three more than the previous record of 77 in 2008.... [more]
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ISAF Match Race Rankings - Bruni and Tunnicliffe top list
ISAF,
ISAF Match Race Rankings - Tunnicliffe retained her place as World number one in the Women's Match Race Rankings whilst Bruni moves to the top of the Open Match Race Rankings for the first time. Bruni held second place for the last three rankings releases but after his third place finish at the Argo Gold Cup, the seventh stage of the World Match Racing Tour, he leapfrogs Ian Williams.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta - King's Legend latest entry
Lizzie Ward,
Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta and Reunion - King's Legend, the boat that finished second in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1977-78 with Skip Novak as her navigator, has become the latest entry to the regatta after securing sponsorship from The Jalousie Enclave, an exclusive property development in a UNESCO World Heritage site, Val des Pitons on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing 2012 Worlds Venue announced as Gothenburg
International Sailing Federation,
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 14th edition will be hosted in Gothenburg, Sweden from 25 to 30 June 2012. Hosted by the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club (GKSS) the 16 teams will sail the Elliot 6metre keelboat, the equipment being used for Women's Match Racing at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing acquires two new boats for training
Richard Gladwell,
The America's Cup Defender, Oracle Racing (USA) has returned to the host city for a fall training session. In the last training session in June, coinciding with a Media Week, Team CEO Russell Coutts capsized his AC45 wingsail catamaran in full view of the cameras... [more]
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Stricken ship's Master arrested as containers topple in Rena Disaster
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
There have been two significant developments in the Rena Disaster.Seventy containers have fallen off the ship overnight as she continues to be pounded by 4-5 metre seas off Tauranga. Rena has now broken amidships. This story is being updated through the day - including on the water photos and video from media briefings ashore.... [more]
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Peyron reveals crew for Jules Verne Trophy
Mille and une vagues,
The Jules Verne Trophy will be taking place this winter with Loick Peyron at the helm of the giant trimaran Banque Populaire. Peyron has also been entrusted with the mission of conducting a new record campaign with all the help and expertise of a strong and united Team. The skipper of Banque Populaire V reveals today, not without some pride, the names of the crew members... [more]
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