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Bundock and Ashby win Tornado Worlds
By Sail-World/GJN,
Australia's Darren Bundock and Glen Ashby have won the 2006 Tornado World Championship in San Isidro, Argentina with a race to spare. The Aussie pair sat-out the final race which was won by the local team, Santiago Lange and Carlos Espinola, who took the silver ahead of the Athen's Gold medallists Austria's Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher... [more]

Henri-Lloyd back on board with Skandia Cowes Week
By Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Henri-Lloyd has signed a further three year deal with Cowes Week Sponsorship Limited, the commercial arm of the world’s largest sailing regatta, Skandia Cowes Week. Henri-Lloyd has a long association with Cowes and 2007 will be the Manchester-based company’s seventh consecutive year as a supporting sponsor of this key event on the sporting calendar - Cowes Week 4 to 11 August 2007... [more]

EU Rejects retention of Red Diesel
The news that the EU Commission has rejected the UK’s application for the retention of the current derogation on red diesel is very disappointing. It will be the catalyst for major changes that will affect all of us involved in recreational boating. The impact of a more than twofold increase in fuel prices and significant compliance costs on the overall cost of UK boating... [more]

ARC - Maxi Capricorno Makes It Home in Record Time
By Jeremy Wyatt / ARC,
Eleven days, five hours of non-stop concentration; good tactics and almost constant ENE trade winds have paid off for Italian maxi yacht Capricorno, as they crossed the ARC finish line in Rodney Bay, St Lucia to set a new ARC record of 11days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 30 seconds... [more]

Rolex Trophy series Day 3
By Lisa Ratcliff,
A newcomer, Ivan Wheen’s Sputnik, infiltrated the Ichi Ban/Mascalzone Latino Farr 40 duel in today’s final three races of the Rolex Trophy One Design Series and looked set to cause a major upset but an uncontrolled gybe on the last run ruined their chances and delivered Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban the regatta win.... [more]

Pix from Phuket King's Cup
By Al Constable,
Thirteen Divisions at the 20th annual Phuket King's Cup. Here are some pictures from across the fleets.... [more]

Drumstick wins Phuket King's Cup
By Rob Kothe,
Dramatic finish at the 2006 Phuket King’s Cup yesterday afternoon. The big boats in the Racing 1 division were ‘neck and neck’ battling for the Kings Cup, when the fleet bunched at the second last mark.... [more]

Is this the Sailing Picture of the year?
By Sail-World,
Sydney Yachting photographer Andrea Francolini was offshore today. Blazing sunshine and 25 knots plus. We think this picture might be the best shot of the season.... [more]

Sail Battens broken again in 40 knot squalls
By Sir Robin Knox-Johnston,
RKJ suffered more sail damage when Saga Insurance was hit by snow and hail for with wind squalls exceeding 40 knots - I could be forgiven for wondering whether I was in the Southern Hemisphere this past night. Saga Insurance is roughly the equivalent position relative to the equator as Nantes in France, but we have had snow and hail for most of the night accompanied by wind squalls exceeding 40 knots... [more]

Images From Today's Rolex Trophy Racing
By Crosbie Lorimer,
After a quiet start to the first race for the Sydney 38's and Farr 40s, with a light breeze from the southeast, the wind flicked quickly left creating an interesting hook finish for the Farr 40s and a close reach finish for the 38's.... [more]

Hard going for Skandia Team GBR at Tornado Worlds
The 2005 silver medallists Leigh McMillan and Will Howden are the top placed British crew at the halfway mark, currently in 17th place after three days of competition in the muddy brown San Isidro waters.... [more]

JPMorgan Asset Management Winter Challenge Series
Management Winter Challenge Match Racing Series (8-10 December) read like a who’s who of international match racing, with five crews inside the world’s top 20 set to descend on the Queen Mary Sailing Club, Staines.... [more]

Spithill leads ISAF Grade 1 Match Race Brasil
By João Pedro Nunes (As Amended By ISAF),
Australian James Spithill, skipper of the Italian Luna Rossa America’s Cup entry, won two races yesterday in the ISAF Grade 1 Match Race Brasil, showing off the talent that landed him in the America's Cup at the age of 20.... [more]

Craig takes final title - Imperia Winter regatta
By Laura Jelmini (As Amended by ISAF),
Yesterday was the final day of competition for the Laser fleet at the ISAF Grade 3 Imperia Winter Regatta and three more races were sailed. Anthony Craig (IRL) continued his form from Tuesday to win all three races and take the title. It was another demanding day due to the rough sea but Craig (IRL) rose to the challenge and won all three of the races sailed.... [more]

Kojiro Shiraishi is second into Freo in Velux
By Justine Ozoux,
Kojiro Shiraishi, onboard his Open 60 SPIRIT OF YUKOH, this evening crossed the finish line of leg 1 in the VELUX 5 OCEANS at 22:00 local time (13:00 UTC). After 46 days, 2 hours and 12,000 miles of racing, the Japanese hero arrived into Fremantle (Western Australia) in a well deserved second place.... [more]

Musto skiff flying on Waitemata
By Sail-World,
The first of the new breed of high performance singlehanders has been imported by Russ Evans, who purchased the Ovington built skiff in UK, three months before leaving for New Zealand.... [more]

Flying Dutchman flying on the Harbour this weekend
By Peter Campbell,
Former three times FD World champion sailor Ian McCrossin this weekend is aiming for the rare, if not unique, achievement of winning a NSW State championship in two famous International and one-time Olympic classes in the one season... [more]

Wild ride for Francolini on new Wild Oats X1
By Salt Water Media,
I rarely do not have fun when working unless there is not wind at all. Yesterday was no exception when sailing on super maxi Wild Oats XI. Thanks to all the crew of Wild Oats for the joy ride !... [more]

Williams & Team Pindar 2nd in ISAF Match Race Rank
By Kate Fairclough - Pitch PR,
British match racing sensation Ian Williams of ‘Team Pindar’ today climbs into second place in the ISAF Match Race Rankings, equalling the highest ever open ranking for any British sailor... [more]

Laser SB3 2007 Events Calendar
By Dave Cheyne,
The Laser SB3 2007 Events Calendar has been released, with the newly formed Irish District Fleet Circuit now featuring. There is also a circuit for Northern UK-based boats, plus events in France, Italy and Portugal. The Season kicks off with the Alassio Melges 24 / Laser SB3 Event in Alassio in Italy, followed by the Primo Cup in Monaco... [more]

RKJ recovers from his swim and that cricket match
By Sir Robin Knox-Johnston,
The cricket was a disaster and we only have to lose one more match now to lose the ashes. More to the point, if we lose the ashes I have to buy the Agent General for Western Australia in London a lunch at Simpsons in the Strand! Come on guys, win the next three so he has to pay!... [more]

Wild rides in the 30 knot club for SAILROCKET
By Paul Larsen,
The SailRocket project has recommenced sailing activities with its new solid wing sail. Paul Larsen and the team took Sailrocket out in harder winds yesterday as promised and after some successful 30 knot runs suffered some damage on recovery... [more]

Speedsailing World Record Attempt Walvis Bay 2006
By Event Media,
Following the famous Walvis Bay Speedweek, which served again as the final event of the ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix Tour, the courses over 500m and the nautical mile were re-opened for 20 competitors from 12 nations. Alongside breaking new records, the big goal was the chase for the 50 knots barrier, which is THE magical number in speedsailing all around the world.... [more]

Medivac successful in ARC Rally
By Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Following a MAYDAY alert late on Sunday 03 December, from the yacht Compromise participating in the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), en route from Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay in St. Lucia, a medical evacuation took place yesterday (Monday 04 December) at approximately 19:30UTC.... [more]

The '9er' Worlds coming to Sail Melbourne in 2008
By Sail Melbourne Event Media,
In a major coup for the event, the Sail Melbourne International Regatta has been selected to host the 49er and 29er World Championships in 2008, adding to its already impressive 2008 line-up of the Finn Gold Cup, 470 Mens and Womens World Championships as well as being chosen as the first event for the inaugural ISAF World Cup Series.... [more]

Gone Fishin' - RKJ tangles with another problem
By Sir Robin Knox-Johnston,
I'm currently tethered by my keel to a fishing line, in a Force 7, and I am not going to offer any hostages to fortune. I have come to the conclusion that I have not entered a race, I have entered an obstacle course and the actual race is becoming increasingly irrelevant to this particular leg... [more]

Velux 5 Oceans loses two top competitors
By Sail-World/GJN,
The announcement that Mike Golding will not continue in the Velux 5 Ocean race was not entirely unexpected but was no doubt a considerable blow to the race organisation. The first leg has now seen the removal two top competitors and two thirds of the English interest in the event, with Golding and Thomson also forming the main realistic opposition to the race leader Bernard Stamm of Switzerland... [more]

Golding retires from Velux 5 Oceans race
By Coralie Rassinoux,
Following the rescue of Alex Thomson and subsequent mast damage sustained to the Open 60 ECOVER, British skipper Mike Golding has today confirmed in Cape Town that he will retire from competing further in the Velux 5 Oceans Race. This decision follows Golding's dramatic rescue of fellow competitor Alex Thomson and the subsequent dismasting of Ecover in the Southern Ocean, 1000 miles off the southern tip of Africa.... [more]

Ssangyong Winning Appliances NSW 18ft Skiffs
By Frank Quealey,
Defending champion Michael Coxon brought Fiat home a winner of the final race of the Ssangyong Winning Appliances NSW 18ft Skiff Championship but it was John 'Woody' Winning’s Ssangyong Yandoo which was crowned the 2006 champion on Sydney Harbour today... [more]

Garmin Hamble Winter Series - Final Overall
By Peter Danby,
Unfortunately, all racing on the final day of the 25th Garmin Hamble Winter Series had to be abandoned. High winds during the night were as had been predicted in the weather forecasts, with a maximum gust of 55 knots recorded at 06.30 by the Bramble Bank weather station, which lies within the course area... [more]

Calais Round Britain Race 2007 : Round Three
By Agence Blanco Negro,
As several prototypes complete their builds all around the world, the Calais Round Britain Race is set to be the first confrontation between the latest generation and the monohulls built for the Vendée Globe 2004. A 1850 mile warm-up for at least a dozen crews from 3rd June 2007, along a highly tactical course with some particularly varied weather conditions... [more]

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