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Bundock and Ashby won the Seawind F18 World Championship from Booth and Nieuwenhuis by one point, after the two teams had swapped the lead throughout the week.

The tremendous competition in some tough conditions showed multi-hull racing at its best. Also good to see Hugh Styles, sailing with Tom Peel, back in the winning groove.

Also down-under, the JJ Giltinan Trophy for the 18ft Skiffs went to Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis sailing Fiat who retained their title as the world’s best 18ft Skiff team.

Rob and Peter Greenhalgh, who were racing in the F18 event as part of their catamaran schedule with the Brasilica VX40 this year, have a new 18ft Skiff in build and expect to be back for the next Giltinan.

After all that gloious action in the sun and wind of Australia and New Zealand there are signs of the UK getting ready for the new season - the Dinghy Sailing Show over the weekend of the 3 and 4 March.

Alexandra Palace is the place to be, with just about every UK dinghy class association showing their latest developments, plus plenty of bargins at the chandlery stands.

UK Editor

Dinghy Sailing Show - 3 and 4 March
By Sail-World UK,
The UK Dinghy Sailing Show will take place at Alexandra Palace over the weekend of the 3 and 4 March. The windy hill site in the north of London normally manages a few snow showers as winter gives up its grip in the face of the enthusiastic crowds... [more]

Stamm going north with 3,000 miles to go
By Media,
At 15:08 UTC this afternoon, the VELUX 5 Oceans race leader, Bernard Stamm, is ripping north-west parallel to the coast of South America, 480 miles offshore, reaching at 14 knots in north-easterly breeze... [more]

It's All Over at JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Champs
By Frank Quealey,
While Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis could do no better than fourth in the final race of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, they already had secured the title after yesterday’s race 6... [more]

Bundock and Ashby win Seawind F18 Worlds
By Al Constable,
In the end, Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby of Australia won the Seawind F18 World Championship from Mitch Booth and Pim Nieuwenhuis of Holland by one point. It was nail biting stuff, down to the last race to decide the championship... [more]

Francolini images from F18 Worlds
By Salt Water media,
Andrea Francolini captured all the action at the Seawind F18's being sailed in the waters off Rydges Capricorn Resort, Yeppoon in Queensland.... [more]

Morning Light - the Movie ( by Disney Studios )
By Rich Roberts,
The entire Morning Light project - crew selection, training and the 44th Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu in July - will be the subject of a documentary film produced by Roy E Disney and Leslie DeMeuse of Pacific High Productions in association with Disney Studios. It's scheduled for theater release early next year... [more]

Images from the SLAM-Winning JJ Giltinan 18 footers
By Sail-World,
Photographer Christophe Favreau was on the water for the final day of the 2007 World Championship.... [more]

Fiat win JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship
By Frank Quealey,
Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Nathan Ellis (Fiat) retained their title as the world’s best 18ft Skiff team when they won the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship currently being sailed on Sydney Harbour... [more]

Areva guilty of 'serious breach of Cup Protocol'
By Sail-World,
Areva Challenge(FRA) has been found guilty of a serious breach of America's Cup Protocol, and has been docked two sail credits. They have also been charged costs of UKP21,000. The incident revolves around four photographs of Luna Rossa's ITA-94 which were taken from an America's Cup Management (ACM) boat by an international media photographer, for a French newspaper, in the closed area (to allow competitors some secrecy in testing).... [more]

Fireballs at the Dinghy Show - 3 and 4 March
By Tim Saunders,
Its a Fireball bonanza again at this years Dinghy Sailing Show, at the Alexandra Palace - London. As well as a brand new Winder Fireball complete with Rush Sails adorning the UK Fireball Stand, there will be another new boat fitted out by Pinnell and Bax on display on the Holt stand... [more]

Tough ride in Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race
By Media Pro Int’l,
With all but one of the Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race entrants having posted finish times, the 811-mile distance race from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Montego Bay, Jamaica, has officially concluded for 2007... [more]

Challenger of Record arrives in Valencia
By Jo Gawith,
The Challenger of Record for the 32nd America’s Cup, BMW ORACLE Racing‘s new race yacht, USA-98, and support equipment arrived to Valencia today by Antonov cargo plane from Auckland, following conclusion of the team’s New Zealand winter training session... [more]

VOR's Glenn Bourke talks about the stopover ports
By Volvo PR,
In this, the third in the regular series ‘On the Record’, Volvo Ocean Race CEO Glenn Bourke outlines some of the ports which are under consideration as stopovers for the next race and gives an update on the number of race entries... [more]

Shock, Horror - Knox-Johnston declines whisky
By Media,
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (GBR) declines whisky - Bernard Stamm (SUI) crosses the equator and gathers rainwater to drink - Kojiro Shiraishi (JPN) boils in the Doldrums hell - Graham Dalton (NZL) leaves Port Stanley to rejoin race... [more]

Victory Challenge Officially name AC boat Järv
By Bert Willborg,
At the official SWE 96 party, Victory Challenge announced today the name of the new boat for the 32nd America’s Cup. It will be called Järv. The järv, or wolverine in English, is one of the least known predators which is remarkably strong for its size and often described as cunning.... [more]

On a Screen Near You - the Velux 5 Oceans race
By Tim Kelly,
UK network broadcaster Channel 4 is showing Ocean! - a thrilling 12 part series starting on 25 February at 7.30am that tells the story of the epic solo sailing round the world adventure the Velux 5 Oceans... [more]

Images from racing on Day 3 F18 Worlds
Sail-World was out on the water yesterday, bringing you the F18 action. Here is a selection of images from the action.... [more]

Sir Robin looking out for HMS Edinburgh
By Sir Robin Knox-Johnston,
Sir Robin is closing in on the Falklands and looking forward to a possible rendezvous with HMS Edinburgh. Taking the Le Maire strait route between Isla Grande and Staten Island as the tides were almost favourable. The sudden change in the conditions once through the Strait was remarkable... [more]

onEdition win international photographic award
By Media PR,
onEdition Photography has won first prize in an international photographic competition - winning the prestigious German Sven-Simon-Preis award. The image by Dan Towers was a shot of Swiss solo sailor Bernard Stamm and his yacht, Cheminees Poujoulat, fighting for survival in huge seas and wind in the Bay of Biscay, shortly after the start of the Velux 5 Oceans, solo round the world yacht race... [more]

Images from JJ Giltinan International 18ft Skiffs
By Media services,
Images from Race 4 of the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan International 18ft Skiff Championship, on Sydney Harbour. Photographer Christophe Favreau.... [more]

Countdown to a Caribbean Classic Rolex Regatta
By Media Pro Int’l for Rolex,
Going south for the winter has taken on new meaning for those entered in the International Rolex Regatta in the US Virgin Islands. From March 23-25, 2007, the finest yachtsmen and women from around the Caribbean, United States, and Europe will indulge in three days of world-class racing on the warm, clear waters surrounding St Thomas YC... [more]

Now the Ladies Turn - JPMorgan Asset Management
By RYA/Myrrh Walker,
The 2007 JPMorgan Asset Management Women’s Winter Challenge Final will host one of the most competitive line ups the series has seen yet with five teams in the top ten of the women’s world rankings competing this weekend... [more]

Heat turned up in Velux 5 Oceans
By Media,
Graham Dalton (NZL) heads into Port Stanley to fix mainsail - Exhausted Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (GBR) has the most stressful day’s sailing in his career - Bernard Stamm (SUI) works up a sweat in Doldrums drought - Kojiro Shiraishi (JPN) serene and calm in light airs prison... [more]

Volvo appoint Communications Director
By Volvo PR,
Reg Gratton joins the Volvo Ocean Race as Communications Director, with the remit to enhance the media coverage of the event and deliver on sponsors’ expectations... [more]

A VHF Handheld Radio that Floats!
By Sail-World Cruising,
A hand held radio is a great piece of gear to have on a boat – good for a million uses. If you’re going cruising – don’t leave home without one. But a piece of marine gear that’s ruined if it hits the water, just doesn’t take into account the precariousness of the environment, or the fallibility of sailors. Now Icom have come up with just the ticket... [more]

Images from JJ Giltinan 18 footer Worlds
Christophe Favreau is in Sydney for the JJ Giltinan 18 footer World's. Here is a selection of his images from Race 3... [more]

Road to Valencia starts in Switzerland
By America's Cup media,
The 32nd America’s Cup is launching ‘Road to Valencia’, a promotional tour leading to the start of the decisive phase of the competition, with its first stop scheduled, appropriately enough, in Geneva, Switzerland on 26th February.... [more]

High standard set at traditional RS200 season opener
By Pete Vincent,
Geoff Carveth and Katy Nichol won the traditional RS200 season opener, the RS200 Gul Winter Championships at Northampton SC. An excellent fleet of 44 boats competed in very tight racing producing the closest possible finish.... [more]

Dodgems in the Doldrums but Stamm powers on
By Event Media,
Bernard Stamm has not been having an easy time of it as he works his way into the Doldrums. Still, he's managed to hold his own against Koji Shiraishi in second place, with Cheminées-Poujoulat sitting on a very comfortable cushion of 1935 miles' lead, according to the 1500 hours position report today. This is partly because the Spirit of Yukoh has been contending with northerly winds, making for bouncy progress in the 15-knot breezes.... [more]

Michael Bullot wins NZ Laser Nationals at Kerikeri
By NZ Laser Assoc,
Michael Bullot consolidated well to take the NZ Laser Nationals ahead of Andrew Murdoch. Josh Junior was third overall and first youth. Miranda Powrie won the NZ Radial Nationals ahead of Jo Aleh - Britain's Laura Baldwin finished third... [more]

Nick Craig hangs onto No. 1 OK World Ranking
By Robert Deaves,
Following a period of inactivity for World Ranked number one and current world champion Nick Craig, his lead at the top of the world rankings has been reduced to just nine points... [more]

How to trash an AC Class boat
By Julie Ash, New Zealand Herald,
Grant Dalton, now Emirates Team New Zealand's Managing Director, says he often draws on his round-the-world experiences, even if just recently his America's Cup team probably wished he hadn't.... [more]

New Women's High Performance Dinghy for 2012
By ISAF media,
Five boats will line up for the Women's High Performance Dinghy Evaluation Event, which will be held in Hyères, France from 16-19 April 2007. The 29erXX, RS800, Cherub Daemon, Carbonology GT60 and International 14 have all submitted their entries to the Evaluation Event... [more]

Keelboat Racing in the Solent - Where to now?
By Media,
The Royal Southern Yacht Club is hosting a forum on ‘The Future Direction of Keelboat Racing in the Solent’ on at 16:00hrs on 10 March. The event will be of great interest to all sports boat and IRC racers who have a concern about the way forward for our sport... [more]

National 12 Midwinter Championships
By Antony Gifford,
Fourteen boats, helped by generous lending of boats by owners reluctant to sail in mid-winter, took part in the National 12 Midwinter Championships at Royal Harwich... [more]

Chris Lewis/Jane Beaumont win 36th Hoo Freezer
By Roy Winnett,
The 36th Hoo Freezer was held over the weekend 17 - 18 February, the principle sponsors were Pirates Cave and Hoo Marina. The event is hosted by Hoo Ness Yacht Club and organised with assistance from Wilsonian Sailing Club... [more]

Alinghi say helmsman choice 'to close to call'
By Alinghi Media,
Ed Baird and his crew won Round 2 of the UBS Dubai Defender Trials, and as Alinghi wraps up the winter training at the Dubai International Marine Club, the foreseen announcement of the helmsman for Louis Vuitton Act 13 has been postponed.... [more]

John Pollard (GBR) wins Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta
By Media Pro Int'l,
Britain's John Pollard and his crew are overall regatta winners - With 20-25 knots of wind early this morning on Tampa Bay and wind speeds expected to increase by noon, organizers of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta at the St Petersburg YC cancelled racing on the final day... [more]

China Team splashes CHN 95
On Friday, CHN 95, the first America's Cup Class boat built in China, went into the water for the very first time. Launching a new boat is a milestone in any America's Cup campaign, but for a smaller squad like China Team, it is a real achievement, as sailor Sebastian Destremeau explains.... [more]

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