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 17 Jul 2013
 


Sailing news from Europe and Beyond!

Saint-Petersburg will host the splendour of classics - 2013 Classic Week, Saint Petersburg  © Sergey Bystrov
Another busy week on the European and International sailing scene with ongoing regattas and much more racing action to look forward to.

For the second year in a row, the Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg will welcome a fleet of stunning Classic Yachts to the historic and former capital city of Russia for Classic Yacht Week 2013. The event consists of a regatta and festival and will run from the 23rd to the 29th July.

2013 ISAF Youth World Championship - Opening ceremony  ISAF ©

The 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship had its opening ceremony in Limassol, Cyprus, with ISAF President Carlo Croce officially welcoming 351 sailors from 61 nations. Sixty one flag bearers and their teams paraded from Limassol's old castle towards Limassol promenade where local people, tourists, families and friends attended to view the spectacle. More inside...

Esimit Europa 2  Guido Trombetta

The world's fastest and most technologically advanced monohull racing yacht, Esimit Europa 2, will take part in the IRC Big Boats Class at the UK's oldest established sporting event, Cowes Week, from August 3 to 10.

Esimit Europa is an expression of European competitiveness, dynamism and diplomacy with a unique, all European personality. It is the only European sports team, the only boat in the world officially allowed to sail under the European flag, and under the patronage of the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, supported by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.

World Optimist Championships  Matias Capizzano

Everything is set for the World Optimist Championships on Lake Garda. Boys and girls aged 12-14 from 58 nations and five continents will be on the water with each team having a maximum of five athletes. For some the objective is to reach the podium, while for others it's being part of the most important event in under 14 juvenile sailing. The individual and team regattas will take place from 17th until 25th July.

RS Feva World Championships 2012.  Golly Tucker

The RS Feva World Championships are taking place in Marina di Grosseto, Italy between 21st and 26th July. The racing starts on 22 July with last races and prize giving on Friday 26. The venue has been well tested with the F18 Worlds which finished there last week, so all systems are go. Updates and photos will be available daily.

2013 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - Day one  Fiona Brown ©

On the opening day of the 2013 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, there were more glamorous classes, modern classes, undoubtedly more expensive classes, but you would have to go a long way to find a class that offers more spectacularly close racing and bang for your buck than the Quarter Ton Class. The pace was fast and furious and four different boats claimed a race victory.

Lots more news inside... and yes we do have a little on the America´s Cup with Artemis having successfully been stress tested today.


The Sail-World.com Team



Cowes Week - Esimit Europa 2 set to compete in IRC Big Boats class
Nick Hadjinikos,
The world's fastest and most technologically advanced monohull racing yacht, Esimit Europa 2, will take part in the IRC Big Boats Class at the UK's oldest established sporting event, Cowes Week, from August 3 to 10. The yacht measures 100 feet, has a mast height of 144 feet and a maximum speed of over 38 knots (>43 mph).... [more]
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51st World Optimist Championships: ready to go!
Elena Giolai,
Everything is set for the World Optimist Championships on Lake Garda: the opening ceremony is on Tuesday, 16th July at 6.00 pm. in Riva del Garda's town centre in the presence of Carlo Croce, President of The World Sailing Association ISAF, Olympic Champion Alessandra Sensini, President of the World Optimist Class, Peter Barclay and local dignitaries.... [more]
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2013 Formula 18 World Championship - Fabulous Victory of Hydros
MaxComm Communication,
The Formula 18 World Championship was won by Billy Besson and Jérémie Lagarrigue in Grossetto, Italy. This is a good omen, about two months away from the season's main objective: The Little America's Cup, International C-Class Catamaran Championship, which will take place in Falmouth (UK) next September.... [more]
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420 Nationals day 1
Rob Burn,
420 Nationals - The day that almost was. Bright sunshine and gentle breeze excited sailors ready for the first real day of competition. One of us was out on a patrol boat ready for duty when the AP went up and an ominous dense, white mass approached very quickly.... [more]
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LA-Honolulu Race - Dismasting, debris and dazzling speed
Transpac media,
Today, in the 2225-mile LA-Honolulu Race organized by the Transpacific YC, or the Transpac, it was a glorious day for some teams, but not great for others.... [more]
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RS Feva World Championships head to Italy
Golly Tucker,
2013 Allen RS Feva World Championships are yet to take place between 21-26 July. The racing starts on 22 July with last races and prize giving on Friday 26.... [more]
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - Spectacularly close racing on Day 1
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club,
Once again on the opening day of the 2013 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, there were more glamorous classes, modern classes, undoubtedly more expensive classes, but you would have to go a long way to find a class that offers more spectacularly close racing and bang for your buck than the Quarter Ton Class. Where the pace was fast and furious and four different boats claimed a race victory.... [more]
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Cowes Dinard St Malo Race - Victory for ICAP Leopard
Louay Habib,
In the 2013 RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race, Mike Slade's Farr 100, ICAP Leopard, took Line Honours and was later declared the overall winner, lifting the prestigious King Edward VII Cup. 'Absolutely marvellous!' beamed Mike Slade. 'This year Leopard has set course records in the Transatlantic Race and Round the Island and won two races outright in IRC. We have been doing the St Malo race for 20 ye... [more]
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Tour de France a la Voile - Victory and struggle for Groupama 34
Vincent Borde,
In the Tour de France a la Voile, having set sail from Lorient at 0600 hours this Monday morning, the twelve competitors took fourteen hours to make St Gilles Croix de Vie, some 85 miles further South.... [more]
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Tour de France a la Voile - Groupama 34 wins stage to St Gilles
ASO Sailing News,
Tour de France a la Voile - 84 miles in a day: an early start followed by many lead changes, a bold but unsuccessful option for Nantes St Nazaire E. Leclerc before a final gybing battle. Groupama 34 wins less than a minute before Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite and Courrier Dunkerque 3 takes third.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC72 sailing explained - all you ever need to know
John Navas,
Program for Australian TV to promote America's Cup participation, featuring John Bertrand, skipper of Australia II, wing keel winner of the America's Cup in 1983, and narrated clips of AC72 catamarans in 2013 by John Navas. For those who want to understand the basics of AC72 sailing, this is an excellent primer on both the basic and finer points of AC72 sailing.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Birthday treat for Ukrainian windsurfer + Videos
ISAF,
At the Sail First ISAF Youth World Championships, the Ukraine's Oleksandr Tugaryev earned himself a birthday treat by recording two race victories and a eighth in the RS:X Boys. The Ukrainian revelled in a steady 16 knot afternoon breeze but taking the lead is Great Britain's Kieran Martin who demonstrated great consistency posting a bullet, a second and a third.... [more]
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Gazprom Swan European Regatta - Stunning conditions on day 1
Nautor's Swan,
On the first day of racing at the Gazprom Swan European Regatta, stunning conditions greeted the fleet. After a delay to wait for the sea breeze during which the Swan owners were able to relax in the ClubSwan Regatta Village, the Solent treated over 500 competitors to a perfect day of racing with 10 – 12 knots, flat water and the historical back drop of the Royal Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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Classic Yacht Week set for Saint Petersburg
Cailah Leask,
For the second year in a row, the Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg will welcome a fleet of stunning Classic Yachts to the historic and former capital city of Russia for Classic Yacht Week 2013. Saint-Petersburg Classic Yacht Week forms part of the Baltic Classic Circuit which consists of three major regattas for classic boats on the Baltic; the Stockholm, Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki Classic Weeks.... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to celebrate its fifteenth running in style
Raphaël Mira,
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is a unique gathering of hundreds of yachts of all ages all eras in the bay of St Tropez and the event is now preparing to celebrate its 15th running in style. Sailors, skippers and boat owners will once again be hastening to Les Voiles from 28 September to 6 October for one final race of the year within the very special context of the little port in France's Var region.... [more]
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Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series - De Antonio's Bribon dominates
Joy Dunigan,
The 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series fourth leg is full speed ahead in Torbole, Italy. Nineteen teams representing nine nations enjoyed very similar conditions as yesterday that allowed a brilliant Race Committee to successfully run three races, bringing the total to six complete, enabling a discard to go into effect.... [more]
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Melges 24 European Championship - Entries grow as start nears
Fiona Brown,
The days are speeding by as the Melges 24 Class approaches one of the highlights of its 2013 season. In less than five weeks the specialists of one the most successful one design sportsboat in the world will gather in Medemblik, Holland, where they will fight for the crown of European Champion.... [more]
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New York Women's Invitational - Anna Kjellberg wins, but not on top
Joakim Hermansson,
In the 2013 New York Women's Invitational, Anna Kjellberg claimed the event victory, but opponent Lucy Macgregor runs to the top of the WIMR Series' standings.... [more]
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Transpac 2013 - Entire fleet en route to Honolulu
Transpac Media,
In the Transpacific Yacht Race, it's been almost twenty-four hours now since the last wave of boats crossed the start line, so the entire fleet of 58 entries from eight countries are now on the race course, with the next stop Honolulu.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship opens in Limassol + Video
ISAF,
The 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship had its opening ceremony in Limassol, Cyprus, with ISAF President Carlo Croce officially welcoming 351 sailors from 61 nations. Sixty one flag bearers and their teams paraded from Limassol's old castle towards Limassol promenade where local people, tourists, families and friends attended to view the spectacle.... [more]
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Tour de France a la Voile - Race around isle of Groix cancelled
ASO Sailing News,
In the Tour de France a la Voile, the racecourse remained glassy and all twelve teams came back to Lorient's submarine base after today's racing was cancelled. Tomorrow's offshore leg is in everybody's mind, as the fleet will sail from Lorient, Brittany, to St Gilles in Vendée for 84 miles and a scoring factor of three.... [more]
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Promising, but not enough on day 5
Vienne Masters,
The penultimate day of the PWA Pozo World Cup (Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival) saw the most promising conditions thus far, but unfortunately they were never consistent enough to allow for the competition to begin.... [more]
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Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series - Images from day 3 by Francesco Ferri
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Francesco Ferri was out on the water in Torbole, Italy, to capture this selection of images during day three of the Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series.... [more]
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Sansiri impresses early in 2013 Transpac Race
Event Media,
The 2013 Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac) started in perfect Southern California conditions on Monday 8th July with Thai entry 'Sansiri' in the first of three starts in 15 knots of westerly breeze.... [more]
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BIC Techno Italian Championship - Video highlights
Patrik POLLAK,
Main event of the Italian Championship 2013 in BIC Techno 293 One design class is the course racing. 140 competitors in five different categories raced for the title.... [more]
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Transpac - Perfect conditions for final start
Transpac Media,
The final start of the Transpacific YC's race from LA to Honolulu commenced amid sunny skies and 8-10 knots of westerly breeze. After a celebration send-off from Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, 21 of the fleet's fastest monohulls and two large fast multihulls started at 1300 local Pacific Daylight Time today off Point Fermin on the their way to the finish at Honolulu's Diamond Head, 2225-miles away.... [more]
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