A packed week of events - The Volvo Race made Rotterdam, finally, and with a new race winner. The In-port racing has been re scheduled and the VX40 racing is underway in their final series.
At Cowes it was all action with the Aberdeen Dragon European Championship and the Red Funnel Quarter Ton Cup enjoying excellent conditions.
Over in France the 49er Worlds are underway with the final this Sunday, so keep checking Sail-World UK for the latest results.
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49er World Championship - Final Series By CNCVA/Sail-World/GJN, Chris Draper and Simon Hiscocks of Briton lead the Final series of the 49er World Championship in Aix Les Bains, France after two races. In second place are the Greek team of Athanasios Pachoumas and Athanasios Siouzios and in third Marcus Baur and Max Groy of Germany... [more]
Photo action Dragon Europeans at Cowes By Hamo Thorneycroft, Hamo Thorneycroft brings you this photo selection after an incredibly closely fought regatta at Cowes where Denmark's Lars Hendriksen and his crew Will Willett and Martin Leifeld, sailing Edward Sawyer's Clairvoyant, won the 2006 Aberdeen Dragon European Championship... [more]
18ft Skiff European Championships - Final day By Alec McKinlay, The final day of the European International Championships for 18ft skiffs was held in perfect Lake Garda sailing conditions. The Danish team Fleming Clausen, Thomas Ebler and Soren Clausen on GP Covers took the European Championship title and Howie Hamlin, Mike Martin and Trent Barnabas on Pegasus Racing the European International Championship... [more]
Flying finish for podium: best result for Brazil By Lizzie Green, Brasil 1 (Torben Grael) has won leg eight of the Volvo Ocean Race from Portsmouth, UK, to Rotterdam, Holland, posting the best result so far for Brasil 1, the first Brazilian team ever to enter the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
Dempsey Eyes Up European RS:X Title By Lindsey BELL (As Amended By ISAF), After a lucrative start to the 2006 season, Olympic bronze medal winning windsurfer Nick DEMPSEY (GBR) will be firmly in the hunt for his first ever European title when racing gets underway at the ISAF Grade C1 RS:X European Championships.... [more]
Orange 11 on standby for record attempt By Event Media, Bruno Peyron, the skipper of the Orange II maxi-catamaran, has moved to 'Orange Code' today, which means that the crew of the giant may set sail in the next few days on their attempt at the North Atlantic crossing record, between New York (USA) and The Lizard (GB).... [more]
Motorola back in contention in Volvo VX40 GP By Volvo, The Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam provided some tricky conditions for the first day of the Volvo Extreme 40 grand prix racing series. Team Motorola-CHR helmed by British Tornado sailor Leigh McMillan successfully mastered the light winds and tricky tides to finish the first day of the final grand prix series in first place overall and put themselves back in contention... [more]
2006 Finn World Masters - Final By Peter Beliczay, Because the lack of wind, there wasn't any racing today at the 2006 Finn World Masters. After 2pm the organizer, Istvan Hanto finished the regatta: Four race with one discard on the bag - Winner of the Masters was Michael Meier (CZE)... [more]
Dickson leads XII Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini By Event Media, The most exciting match of the day was between Paolo Cian and Chris Dickson The Italian started in the lead but was penalised in the incident at leeward mark and Dickson was forced to be entangled with the mark anchor line. Cian got several red flags from the umpires, as normally happens when it appears that a helm has caused an obstacle to his rival, until Dickson managed to get free. The challenge continued with Cian taking another two penalties and he decided to pull out without reproach.... [more]
12 days to Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 12 By America's Cup event media, The Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 12 is fast approaching and each team is scrambling to be ready to improve its standing in the final competition of 2006. The weather has certainly changed dramatically from what we experienced during Louis Vuitton Acts 10 and 11, just a few weeks ago. With higher afternoon temperatures, the sea breeze regime is becoming more established and the teams training out of the Port America's Cup are enjoying 10 to 16 knot Southeasterlies each afternoon.... [more]
Aberdeen Dragon European Champions - Final day By Fiona Brown, At the end of an incredibly closely fought regatta Denmark's Lars Hendriksen and his crew Will Willett and Martin Leifeld, sailing Edward Sawyer's Clairvoyant, are the 2006 Aberdeen Dragon European Champions.... [more]
Team Sardegna set for victory, Sardinia Rolex Cup By Rolex Event Media, With two storming victories today by the TP52 Santa Ana, Team Sardegna has increased its lead to a highly comfortable margin of 15 points. Fellow team member Mintaka, Stefano Polti's Swan 45, scored a fifth and a third; while Vincenzo Onorato's Farr 40 Mascalzone Latino came in third and second.... [more]
Team Basilica - first day Rotterdam VX40 difficult By Ben Faber, A difficult first day for Team Basilica in Final Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix of 2006 in Rotterdam. A narrow course and some of the lightest winds yet seen in the VX40 Grand Prix series made the racing slow-going early on with the American boat Tommy Hilfiger the first to adapt to the conditions.... [more]
Gypsy Moth IV reconstruction nears completion By Sail-World NZL, The reconstruction of Gypsy Moth IV is nearing completion. She was due to be hoisted in the Travel lift this morning to fully separate her from the keel bolts, and allow new bolts to be inserted. She was also due to have her rudder refitted at this time.... [more]
First water contact for Germany 1 - America's Cup By United Internet Team Germany, The first water contact of Germany I was used for first endurance and heel testings. After these short testings the brand new high-tech yacht was lifted out of the water again with the crane.... [more]
Sunsail Announces Dream Job in Whitsundays By Kate Elkington, Based from the company’s Australian office on Hamilton Island, the position suits a highly motivated individual who possesses strong sales skills and an ability to meet and exceed goals and deadlines.... [more]
Difficult landing for Geronimo By Vincent Caumes (Rivacom), An unavoidable calm straight ahead. Luckily, Geronimo is a good all-rounder, who even in quiet weather advances well. We're making 9/10 knots in seven knots of wind. We're going to have to do our best to get away from this area as quickly as possible, as there's no getting around it.... [more]
Photo action from the Red Funnel Quarter Ton Cup By Fiona Brown, Fiona Brown captured a wide range of the action in the recent 2006 Red Funnel Quarter Ton Cup held at Cowes - A selection of her photographers.... [more]
Further Round the Island Race Statement issued By Flavia Bateson, A further statement has been issued from Rod Nicholls, Rear Commodore of the Island Sailing Club and Chief Race Officer for the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race... [more]
RS Feva Nationals at Hayling Island SC By RS media, A total of 85 Fevas took part in the RS Feva Nationals at Hayling Island SC. Aaron Smith and Jeremy Williamson from Papercourt SC took the title, one point ahead of James Peters and Ben Gratton from HISC. Third were Rob and Georgina Cage... [more]
Fat Face RS800 Open at Yorkshire Dales SC By RS media, Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club played host to the fourth Fat Face RS800 circuit. Ian Martinand Claire Booth sailing on Sail4Cancer were the winners with Spud Olive and Jane Olive second... [more]
Red Funnel Quarter Ton Cup - Final Day By Fiona Brown, It all came down to the final race today at the Red Funnel Quarter Ton Cup off Cowes. The 2006 Red Funnel Quarter Ton Cup went to Ed Dubois and his Enigma crew of helmsman Andy Beadsworth and crew Neil Mackley, Anthony Haines and Michael Boniface... [more]
Frostad wins - Nokia Oops Cup update By Event Media, Knut Frostad and his Team Nokia Academy took a convincing victory in the first sailing of the Nokia Oops Cup, the international match for 60 feet trimarans. After three victories in the course races on Lysakerfjorden, he claimed the victory in his home waters in the Oslo City Race in Norway.... [more]
GUL RS700 Nationals 2007 – Final Day By Ian Nolan, Paul Bayliss (Portchester SC) made no mistake on the final day of the GUL RS700 Nationals at Eastbourne Sovereign SC. Sailing conservatively, avoiding any confrontations, he finished third in the first race of the day to take the title... [more]
Cowes Week future in your hands By Peta Stuart-Hunt, Cowes Week is placing a detailed questionnaire on the Skandia Cowes Week website from the end of June to gather feedback on the future direction of the event - Either, entries and class numbers need to be limited in some way or, the Event needs to be extended beyond its current one-week format in order to allow future growth... [more]
World Cup Football clash with Volvo avoided By Volvo/Lizzie Green/GJN, A new In Port race time of 11:00 local, 10:00 GMT, on Sunday has been announced to get the race in before Holland start their World Cup soccer campaign at 15:00 local time in Germany - playing Serbia and Montenegro. Meanwhile, at the front of the fleet Brasil 1, ABN AMRO ONE and Ericsson, the leading trio, passed the Butt of Lewis at 11:40 GMT... [more]
RS400 FAT FACE Open Meeting at Weymouth By Paul Hilliar, Nick Craig and James Stewart, Frensham Pond SC, won the RS400 Fat Face Open at Weymouth over the weekend of the 3/4 June. Second place went to Tom Halhead and Chris Bishop... [more]
Spain’s first female America’s Cup sailor By Bert Willborg/Victory Challenge, Her name is Alicia Ageno, she is 38 years old and is navigator for Victory Challenge. Before arriving on Victory Challenge she was with the Spanish IMS boat, Azur de Puig. Behind that is Princess Cristina de Borbón, daughter of the Spanish king, Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. As navigator on Azur de Puig, last year Alicia Ageno won World Championship gold... [more]
Multihulls battle in Trapani Grand Prix By Gitana Team, Two rounds were contested Sunday 4 June on the sun-drenched waters off Trapani which, since Friday, have been the scene of the first-ever Trapani Grand Prix, the third stage of the Cafe Ambassador Multi Cup.... [more]
Gypsy Moth IV ready for painting. By Sail-World NZL, Good progress is being made with the repairs to Gypsy Moth IV in the Emirates Team NZ yard in Auckland’s Viaduct Basin. The hull sheathing operation is now complete and the interior has been painted in preparation for the refitting of the furniture. Today she was lifted off her keel in preparation for the new keelbolts to be fitted. The plan is for these to be secured into the keel and then the hull of Gypsy Moth IV offered onto the keel. Once in place the keelbolts will be tightened to their finishing position.... [more]
Flying Fifteens Classic at Cardiff By Ian Horton, The sun shone brightly in clear skies for the 16 boats that turned out for the Cardiff Bay Yacht Club Flying Fifteens Classic. Overall winner and picking up the dragon trophy for the second time was 2003 Classic World champion Simon Dangerfield and Dave Hemingway from Llangorse... [more]
RS600 Fat Face event at Weymouth By RS media, Turning up on a bright summers morning finding the club proved harder to find for some than others. Ian Marshall was the eventual winner at the Weymouth RS600 Open - second Jamie Mawson and third Andrew Hewitt... [more]
RS700 National Championships - Day 3 By Ian Nolan, Day 3 of the GUL RS700 National Championship dawned with some clouds bringing a building Easterly breeze. Paul Bayliss goes into the last day with a thirteen point lead and just needs to sail conservatively to take the win. The minor positions are still very much open with Andy White and Pete Purkiss even on 25 points... [more]
Solo Open at Dorchester on Thames SC By Assoc media, Dorchester on Thames SC hosted their annual open meeting for Solos on 3 June with a glorious sunny day to flatter the attractive lake. Clive Evans, Reading SC, won after a three-way tie with Jack Norton and Godfrey Clark... [more]
Growing the America's Cup in Valencia By America's Cup Media, A new record was set at the Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 11 on Sunday – 59,233 people poured into Port America’s Cup, the most ever in a single day at the host city of the 32nd America’s Cup. That pushes the total for the 10 days of Valencia Louis Vuitton Acts 10 & 11 up to 263 873.... [more]
Island SC issue statement - Round the Island Race By Sail-World/GJN, Following complaints from competitors by phone, email and on the Forum on the official web site the Island Sailing Club and Chief Race Officer for the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race,issued the following statement this afternoon:... [more]
Red Funnel Quarter Ton Cup - Day 1 By Fiona Brown, Day one of the Red Funnel Quarter Ton Cup, supported by day sponsor Casse Tate boat builders, provided the 19 competing teams with three extremely challenging windward leeward races. In Monday's racing Ed Dubois' Enigma was the most impressive performer with three first places closely followed by Peter Morton's Espada with three second places... [more]
Round the Island Race - Review and Winners By Flavia Bateson, It was the hottest day of the year in Cowes, home of the Island Sailing Club, organisers of the JPMorgan Round the Island Race. 2006 marked the 75th anniversary of a race which started modestly in 1931 with just 35 entrants and has grown steadily over the years to become the third largest, annual, participative sporting event in the UK... [more]
GUL RS700 Nationals – Day 2 By Assoc media, Day 2 of the GUL RS700 National championship dawned with bright sunshine and lighter breezes than the previous day. After five races Paul Bayliss from Portchester SC leads. In second place is Pete Purkiss from Brightlingsea SC and in third place Steve Butcher HISC... [more]
BMW Sydney Winter Series Race 6 Images and Results By Rob Kothe, The CYCA's popular BMW Sydney Winter series continues. Plenty of breeze and plenty of drama in Sunday's Race six in the series. Photographer Peter Andrews was on one of the CYCA support boats and they made two trips back to the CYCA marina with damaged boats.... [more]
Gilmour wins third consecutive WMRT championship By Sean McNeill, Peter Gilmour today clinched his third consecutive World Match Racing Tour Championship and fourth ISAF Match Racing World Championship by advancing to the Final Round of Match Race Germany, Stage 7 of 8 in the 2005-’06 season.... [more]
GUL RS700 Nationals – Day 1 By Assoc media, A record Entry of 51 Entry boats makes this the largest ever event for the RS700 class. The event will consist of ten races held over four days from 3 to 6 June at Eastbourne Sovereign SC with entries from across the UK and with two welcome visitors from Germany... [more]
Photos from the Round the Island Race By Patrick Eden & Polly Durrant, Patrick Eden & Polly Durrant cover the 2006 JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race - Jeremy Rogers helmed his Contessa 26 Rosina of Beaulieu to win the Gold Roman Bowl in the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. the VX40 Holmatro skippered by Mitch Booth took overall line honours. Charles Dunstone’s TP52, Red, took Monohull line honours... [more]
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