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First test for new GBR Star team in Miami
By RYA Media,
Great Britain’s sailors will be looking to see 2007 off to a strong start at the first major event of the year – the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta – which gets underway at Biscayne Bay on Monday. All eyes will be on the new Star pairing of Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson following the breakup of the the Percy - Mitchell partnership... [more]

Brass Monkey series - Race 2
By Richard Baldwin,
Liverpool Yacht Club held the second race of the Brass Monkey series sponsored by Renard Systems on Sunday 21 January. 17 yachts in the three IRC classes took part in the race in gusty conditions with the occasional strong squall giving peak wind speeds approaching 40 knots!... [more]

Paul Henderson on Miami OCR and Olympic Sailing
By Paul Henderson,
Olympic sailor, former ISAF President, and current IOC member, Paul Henderson comments on the entry statistics for the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta and also the success of sailing at Olympic level along with the reduction to ten medals in 2012.... [more]

Germany I shows off its new design
By United Internet Media,
A Black-Red and Gold design on a white hull – that’s how the German America's Cup Yacht Germany I will start at the 32nd America's Cup. Two and a half months before the first start of the regatta season on the 3rd of April, the United Internet Team Germany presents the new boat design at the boat show 'boot' in Dusseldorf... [more]

Quantum Racing wins first stage Skandia Docklands Invitational
By Rob Kothe,
2006 CYCA Ocean Racer of the year Ray Robert’s continues on his winning ways. The Sydney sailor has swept across the regatta circuit in the last year, first with his DK46 Quantum racing and now with his Cookson 50 of the same name... [more]

Action at Skandia Docklands Invitational
By Al Constable,
25-35 knots on Port Phillip for Day 2 of the Skandia Docklands Invitational. Images from Andrea Francolini.... [more]

Oops, we dropped it!!
By and other sources,
A US$3 million motor yacht was destroyed this week at Port Hueneme, Oxnard, California when the crane unloading it from a cargo ship fell over.... [more]

Velux 5 Oceans leader near New Zealand
By Media,
Unai Basurko has dropped to last in the Velux 5 Oceans race after being forced to head Open 60 Pakea back towards the coast of Australia. The Basque skipper - originally lying in fourth place, 190 miles ahead of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on SAGA Insurance - ran into headwinds... [more]

GBR take Gold at Australian Youth Olympic Festival
By Sam Crichton/Sail-world UK,
After some tough competition on the water at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival over three days. Great Britain won the gold, the Australian team from Western Australia the silver and New Zealand took the bronze... [more]

All over at the Australian Skiff Feest
By Media,
The final races of the International Skiff Regatta in Melbourne have taken place resulting in wins for Emmett Lazich and Cameron McDonald (12ft) - Dan Turner and Dan Ambler (13ft) - Lindsay Irwin and Andrew Perry (14ft) - Lee Knapton, Peter Hubble and Dean Williams (16ft) and John Winning Jr, Jack Young and Casey Smith (18ft)... [more]

Acura Key West 2007 Wrap-up
By Bill Wagner,
Commentator Gary Jobson described the weather in Key West this week as 'stuck on gorgeous.' - Gorgeous indeed and how fitting that the 20th anniversary of the renowned international regatta would deliver the type of conditions for which the southernmost point of the United States is famous... [more]

Wet final day for Olympic classes - Sail Melbourne
By Di Pearson,
The Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club at Sail Melbourne conducted the Medal Races as a finale to the week-long event in very wet conditions... [more]

SAP 505 World Championship form guide
By Jordan Spencer,
Already the club is a hive of activity, with containers being unloaded, boats being prepped and old friends becoming re-acquainted. So far we have seen Mike Holt, the American with the Pommy accent, Peter Alarie – Hasso Plattner's man on the ground, Adrian Finglas – super coach and former Australian Champion and Bill Cuneo and John Warlow from Queensland.... [more]

Stamm wriggles free to increase lead of Velux 5 Oceans
By Media Velux 5 Oceans,
Bernard Stamm, continues to lead leg 2 of the Velux 5 Oceans, despite tangling with a mass of ropes around the keel of Cheminées Poujoulat. Stamm called the race office last night after he managed to extract his yacht... [more]

Youth sailors vying for top positions
By Sam Crichton,
Day two of the team sailing competition at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and after 70 races New Zealand is in first place with Great Britain, New South and Western Australia all in equal second place... [more]

48 countries head for Rolex Miami OCR
By Barby MacGowan,
Registration has exploded for US Sailing's 2007 Rolex Miami OCR. A record number of elite sailors from around the world - 850 athletes from 48 countries as of press time - have registered, resulting in the largest turnout in the 18-year history of the regatta... [more]

12ft,14ft and 18ft Skiff have a light regatta day
By Di Pearson,
Light, shifty airs on Corio Bay this afternoon forced Race Officials at Royal Geelong Yacht Club to abandon attempts at racing in the 13 and 16 foot skiffs at the International Skiff Regatta, however the 12ft, 14ft and 18ft skiffs managed to sail one race of their planned two... [more]

Carnage on course at International Skiff Regatta
By Di Pearson,
Images from the International Skiff Regatta at Sail Melbourne where the the 16ft Skiff Simply Aviation took a dive when high south to south easterly winds hit Corio Bay in Geelong causing carnage to the skiffs competing at the International Skiff Regatta... [more]

Luna Rossa launched: The sixth Moon goes to sea
By Luna Rossa Media,
Luna Rossa ITA 94 was launched today from the Team base. As in the past editions Miuccia Prada was the godmother of the event. At 11.30 a.m. she smashed a bottle of Gran Cuvée Brut 2002, a Franciacorta from the Bellavista wine cellars, on the bow of the new boat.... [more]

GE Commercial Finance to back UK 18ft Skiff Team
By Alec Mckinlay,
After a successful first season, the 18ft Skiff team of Mason Woodworth, David Brown and Simon Hamilton have secured a sponsor for the 2007 season and specifically the JJ Giltinan Trophy (18ft Skiff World Championship) in Sydney, Australia... [more]

Damian Foxall joins Barcelona World Race
By Media,
Jean-Pierre Dick, skipper of Paprec Virbac, has selected experienced Irish sailor Damian Foxall as his co-skipper for the Barcelona World Race. Damian, a professional sailor, with over 25 years of ocean and dinghy racing experience already lists five round the world races on his impressive CV and 18 trans-atlantics, adding up to over 280,000 miles of sailing... [more]

Next VOR - CEO Glenn Bourke explains the rules
By Media,
The next edition of the world’s most demanding offshore adventure features 11 ocean legs, eight inshore races and shorter stopovers in a route which takes in the hitherto uncharted territories of Asia, India and the Middle East. There are also changes to crew numbers and the introduction of an on-board media specialist -... [more]

Now Stamm suffers the curse of the autopilots
By Media,
Velux 5 Oceans race leader Bernard Stamm reported that he has problems with his autopilots - 'I still have problems with my autopilots,' said Stamm, 'I can't identify the cause. It works very irregularly.' The Swiss skipper's priority is to rectify the pilot issues before entering the Southern Ocean's belt of low pressure systems... [more]

Brits at 29er Worlds this weekend in Argentina
By RYA/Myrrh Walker,
Only six months after the 2006 29er World Championship was held in Weymouth, British youth sailors are ready to once again put their training to the test as they head to Buenos Aires, Argentina to compete in the 2007 29er World Championship starting this weekend... [more]

Victory for Bassadone and Clark in USA 470
By ISAF media,
World 1 crew Christina Bassadone and Saskia Clark of Britain scored victory in the women’s fleet at the 470 North American Championships. In the men's event Sven and Kalle Coster (NED) won a narrow victory over former World Champions Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page (AUS) after a tightly contested series... [more]

ABN AMRO TWO crew receive Rod Stephens Trophy
By Dana Paxton,
The crew of ABN AMRO TWO was selected by the Cruising Club of America (CCA) to receive the 2006 Rod Stephens Trophy for Seamanship for skillfully carrying out the nighttime recovery of an overboard crewmember during the Volvo Ocean Race. The trophy will be presented at the club’s annual Awards Dinner in New York... [more]

Costly error for Saga Insurance
By Media,
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston left Fremantle Tuesday night and restarted leg two, bound for Norfolk, USA. The rewired autopilot on Saga Insurance has cost him another three days, putting Saga Insurance nearly 600 hours behind the race leader Bernard Stamm... [more]

Anna Mackenzie and Holly Scott are Mirror Champs
By Alan Straton,
Britain's Anna Mackenzie and Holly Scott finished today on a net total of 28 points to win the Mirror World Championships. The next closest boat, Nick Davis and John Collova (Australia) are on a net of 46 points. If Anna and Holly do not sail to-morrow they will discard the maximum and get 16 points added to their total for a net total of 44 points which is still two points ahead of Nick and John... [more]

Primo Cup – Credit Suisse Trophy
By Media PR,
Each year, over the first two weekends of February, the Yacht Club de Monaco organises the Primo Cup – Credit Suisse Trophy. As is the custom, this event marks the opening of the Mediterranean Regatta Season - Over 230 Sailboats are Entered For The Two Weekends - 1-2-3-4 & 9-10-11 February 2007... [more]

Sailing comes to Sky Channel 219 from Wednesday
By Peta Stuart-Hunt/PR Works,
Event coverage, product reviews, and more, as Sail TV brings you sailing, powerboat and marine lifestyle programming from around the world. Read on for the line-up on SKY Channel 219 for the remainder of January... [more]

London Boat Show Henri Lloyd 9er Grand Prix
By Ovington,
For the second year running the 49ers were invited to race in the dock next to the Excel centre on the last weekend of the London Boat Show. This year the 29ers were invited as well and a select fleet of 29ers and 49ers took to the water on a blustery damp winter Saturday - Winners of 49er Richard Bone and Chris Rodway - 29er Nonika Oikonouiopovlov and Stelios Noutos of Greece... [more]

BMW ORACLE Racing sails USA 98 in Auckland
By BMW ORACLE Racing Media,
USA 98, BMW ORACLE Racing’s new race yacht for the 32nd America’s Cup, sailed for the first time today after being launched at the team’s training base in Auckland. The team is conducting sea trials this week before starting an in-house racing programme to prepare for this year’s Cup competition in Valencia, Spain.... [more]

Musto Performance Skiff Recognised
By Paul Manning /ISAF,
At the 2006 ISAF Annual Conference in Finland last November, the Musto Performance Skiff was granted ISAF Recognized Class status. Originating from the ISAF Single-Hander Evaluation Event in 2000, the boat has been designed and developed to produce an elegant yet simple dinghy with blistering performance that is highly enjoyable to sail... [more]

Sales Up at Collins Stewart London Boat Show
By Media PR,
As the doors closed at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show Sunday, many exhibitors reported a fantastic ten days of business which saw a number of companies report record-breaking sales... [more]

SKUD debut at Sail Melbourne today
By Di Pearson,
No, it’s not Mark Philippoussis, nor is it a missile, but it is almost as fast – it’s the new Paralympic class skiff designed by Melbourne’s Chris Mitchell and makes its debut today at the Sail Melbourne Olympic & Invited Classes Regatta hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club.... [more]

Images from the Fremantle start of the Velux 5 Oceans
By OnEdition/Sail-World UK,
Images from the Fremantle start of the Velux 5 Oceans where Bernard Stamm of Switzerland led the fleet across the start line at 15:00 on Sunday January 14. The yachts are expected to arrive in Norfolk in early March... [more]

Final images from London Boat Show
By OnEdition/Sail-World UK,
Final images from the Collins Stewart London Boat Show which took place from 5-14 January 2007 at ExCeL London... [more]

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