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A Fish Eye View: All Fools for Skirt Lifting
By Bob Fisher,
Aptly, on April 1st, the united world of the America’s Cup lifted its skirts in Valencia to show a less than astonished public what it had kept secret since the Cup moved to Europe four years ago. For anyone expecting a shattering revelation, it must have been an anticlimax.... [more]

Morrison and Rhodes take early lead in 49er
British 49er sailors Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes got off to a flying start amidst frustrating conditions on the opening day of the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma, Majorca, on Sunday... [more]

Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía 2007 - Day 1 results
By Sail-World UK,
Unusual weather conditions in the bay of Palma had competitors battling in light air conditions on the first day of racing. All classes sailed out this morning to their racing areas but finally only 7 out of the 11 Olympic classes could sail one race today... [more]

Coutts talks about the 2007 RC44 series
By Helen Hopcroft,
Sail-World spoke to Russell Coutts about the huge amount of work required to start the RC44 class and his involvement with the Italian clothing company Slam. ‘It is a big reach to develop a class from scratch from a production standpoint, and then to develop the class association, and to get things going. We've been full on.’... [more]

Images from Valencia - Keels Compared
By Sail-World,
Keels, Bulbs and Wings from this morning's Unveiling in Valencia... [more]

Liverpool Yacht Club Spring Series
By Richard Baldwin,
Liverpool Yacht Club held the second race of the sponsored Spring Series on, April Fools Day, Sunday April 1st. For the second consecutive weekend competitors had spring like conditions with an oscillating North Easterly that varied in strength through out the race peaking at a good force 3 and then rapidly dying to a weak Force 2 / 1... [more]

Alinghi Reveals
By Alinghi Media,
Alinghi, Defender of the 32nd America’s Cup, unveiled SUI91 and SUI100, their two new generation racing yachts, on the 1 April at 09:30. Grant Simmer says: 'We are proud to display SUI91 and SUI100 today. They represent the product of three years of research, development and testing by our designers, sailors and shore crew. We are confident they are capable of retaining the Cup for Alinghi,'... [more]

19 boats 'declared' for 32nd America’s Cup
By AC media,
Regatta Director Dyer Jones released a list of boats the 12 teams have ‘declared’ as their eligible race boats for the 32nd America’s Cup. Nineteen boats are ready to race when the battle commences on the waters off Valencia... [more]

New America's Cup DVD released - a Must Buy!
By Sail-World,
The second in a series of America's Cup DVD's has been released by New Zealand based production company, Mediawave. An outstanding production, this DVD is notable not only for capturing the highlights of the 12 Louis Vuitton Acts sailed in four countries. The camera work is outstanding as is the sight of AC yachts racing against the scenic backdrops of Valencia (Spain), Marseille (France), Malmo (Sweden) and Trapani (Italy).... [more]

Fiat takes 18 footers on countback
By Frank Quealey,
Hugh Stodart’s Asko Appliances took the honours in Race 6 of the Australian 18 Footers Club Championship but it wasn’t quite enough to take the title from defending champion Michael Coxon and his Fiat team.... [more]

Brian Thompson goes in Barcelona World Race
By Media PR,
The new double-handed Barcelona World Race that starts on 11 November 2007 today announced the sixth team to officially enter the race. The latest entry will be skippered by Spanish sailor Guillermo Altadill who will race alongside British sailor Brian Thompson, their combined talent and experience will make them a formidable duo out on the 25,000 mile race course... [more]

One million pounds betting turnover for America's Cup
By Gerald New,
Bookmakers William Hill expect to see a record betting turnover approaching one million pounds industry-wide for the first time. William Hill have Team Alinghi, the Swiss entry and reigning champions, 8/11 favourites to win again... [more]

Portoroz Cup - glorious end to match-racing
By Bernard Schopfer,
Team Aqua accomplished the hat trick by finishing the match race event unbeaten and setting up a new standard in the RC 44 Class. Cro-A-Sail finishes second, ahead of Team Omega. Tomorrow, the last fleet races will determine the overall winner of the Portoroz Cup... [more]

Ronstan Orbit Block™ system impresses
By Kylie Wilson,
Ronstan’s revolutionary lightweight Orbit Block™ systems are the new force in hardware technology that is giving the winning edge to the heavyweights of the sailing world. Laser world champion Michael Blackburn says Ronstan has produced blocks with the lowest weight possible that are ideal to handle the demands of all levels of sailing from Opti’s to small one designs... [more]

The Nightmare Ends - Sir Robin arrives in Norfolk
Sir Robin Knox Johnston has completed the grueling 14,500 mile leg of the Velux 5 Oceans race in Norfolk, Virginia. It took 75 days, 18 hours and 43 minutes. He crossed the finish line at 23:43 GMT, 19:43 local time - 'This leg has been a nightmare but I can't tell you how pleased I am its over. It has been a bastard'... [more]

Farr 40 European Calendar dates announced
By Farr 40 European Press Office,
European Fleet Manager Enrico Isenburg officially presented the Farr 40 European Circuit 2007 to journalists in Milan yesterday during the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s annual press conference.... [more]

German Hanse Buys UK’s Moody
By IBI News/Sail-World Cruising,
If you sail on a Hanse yacht, you’ve just found yourself a new step-brother by the name of Moody. Germany's HanseYachts has revealed that it has purchased Britain’s Moody brand from the UK's Premier Marinas for an undisclosed sum.... [more]

2007 Soling South American Championship
By Soling media,
The Mormaii 2007 Soling continental event will be held in Porto Alegre, Brasil at the traditional Jangadeiros Yacht Club from 4 to 7 April using Sunday 8th as reserve day. The event will have a record of participation for the first time since the Soling class arrived to South America in the earlier 70’s... [more]

Melbourne Osaka Day 6: RYU-JIN leads –Cadi retires
By Di Pearson,
Now five days into the 5,500nm double-handed Melbourne Osaka race, the morning sked shows RYU-JIN – fgi (Qld) leading the race, positioned north of Newcastle, but Gusto (Vic) is on her tail, sailing closer to the coast, having taken a little dig in yesterday.... [more]

Battle of the Boat Shows - You Choose
By Gerald New,
The resurrected Earls Court Boat Show is predicting around 220,000 visitors for the opening show in November. This compares with 130,000 in January 2007 for the traditional London Boat Show, now at the Excel Centre after vacating the Earls Court hall in 2004... [more]

PUMA are third confirmed entry to The Volvo Ocean Race
By Volvo media,
The Volvo Ocean Race today welcomed PUMA, the global sports lifestyle company, as an exciting addition to the entry list for the 2008-09 event. PUMA becomes the third confirmed entry. To date the others are from Ericsson Racing Team and the Mean Machine syndicate backed by Dutch businessman Peter de Ridder.... [more]

SEKONDA to sponsor RS Feva National Championships
By RS media,
SEKONDA, the leading brand in the UK volume watch market, has agreed to be the main sponsor of the 2007 RS Feva National Championships to be held at Whitstable from 26 to 28 May 2007. The official title of the event will be the 'SEKONDA RS Feva National Championships 2007'... [more]

Dalton to leave Brazil on Friday with new bulb
By Event media,
The tenacity and commitment to the race of the remarkable Graham Dalton shows no bounds. In a conversation with race director, David Adams, Dalton confirmed that the steel cast for the bulb has been constructed and they boat builders will be filling it with molten lead tonight, which should set by Thursday.... [more]

Sanderson joins British America’s Cup team
By Pitch PR,
Mike Sanderson, the record-breaking ISAF World Sailor of the Year and winning skipper of the 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race, has been appointed Team Director for TEAMORIGIN™, the new British America’s Cup campaign, it was announced today... [more]

New sponsors for Bullimore's record attempt
Blue Ocean Wireless, an Irish company focused on providing GSM communication capability to the merchant maritime sector, and Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced their sponsorship of British yachtsman, Tony Bullimore's attempt to break the solo round the world sailing record.... [more]

GPS manufacturer supports dinghy classes
By Gerald New,
Velocitek who design, manufacture and market GPS products specifically for the sailing market are to sponsor two of the UKs more radical dinghy classes, the Cherub and the Musto Skiff... [more]

Hilliar/Jagger win opening RS400 circuit event
By RS media,
Despite the weekend forecast of gales and snow, 18 boats turned out for the opening event of the RS400 Fat Face circuit on 17/18 March and were greeted on Saturday by a fantastic 20-28 knots blowing straight down the lake... [more]

Planning the best ever Skandia Cowes Week
By Peta Stuart-Hunt,
When it comes to hosting the World’s biggest sailing stars and bringing big boat glamour and excitement to competitors and spectators, this year is no exception. To coincide with the Rolex Fastnet Race, the biennial institution that lures the big guns to Cowes in early August is running a newly created IRC Class 0 Big Boat Series... [more]

Sir Robin Feeling Like The Flying Dutchman
By Sir Robin,
I am beginning to feel like the Flying Dutchman, condemned to sail the seas for eternity. The wind turned very indecisive yesterday afternoon and could not make up its mind where it was coming from, or whether it actually existed at all... [more]

Superyachts arriving in Valencia for America's Cup
By America's Cup media,
With just one week to go – racing begins in Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 13 on Tuesday next week – Superyachts are arriving in Port America’s Cup in anticipation of the decisive season of Cup racing... [more]

B14s Go to the Wire at Rutland
By Mark Barnes,
Eighteen B14s turned up at Rutland to be greeted by a bitter Northerly force 5. The race format for the weekend was for training on Saturday finishing with a 2 race handicap series. On Sunday the TT series would be all races to count, which would add spice to the racing... [more]

Latest Entries for the Round the Island Race
By Flavia Bateson,
The 2007 JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is attracting a variety of entries for this year’s event - from 100 year old classic yachts to brand new racing machines, with boats ranging in size from 21 to 100 feet... [more]

Sailrocket returns to Walvis Bay speed strip
By Paul Larsen,
The Sailrocket team have returned to the Walvis Bay speed strip for Round two. They spent the last two weeks repairing the boat after a big wipeout on their first outing... [more]

Camm & Ballantyne win National 12 event
By Zoe Ballantyne,
Following a successful coaching session the day before, eighteen National 12s sailed for the second event in the Thames Area series at Burghfield SC... [more]

Liverpool Yacht Club Spring Series I Race report
By Richard Baldwin,
Liverpool Yacht Club held the first race of the sponsored Spring Series on Sunday 25 March. This was the first race that had been held since early February as the three previous Renard Systems Brass Monkey races all had to be postponed because of unsuitable weather. One because of neither wind nor visibility and two by gale force winds... [more]

ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship
Katie SPITHILL (AUS) and Nicky SOUTER (AUS) lead a double-pronged Australian attack for the World Championship title. The ninth ISAF Women’s Match Worlds takes place from 6-11 August at the Sport Nautique de Saint Quay-Portrieux.... [more]

Newton and and Stevens win first Fireball Open of 2007
By Tim Saunders,
Thirtysix Fireballs lined up at Staunton Harold SC for the first Fireball open of the year including 15 boats from the home club. Moderate North Easterly winds made for cold hands on Saturday, but Sunday saw warmer and sunnier conditions... [more]

Cockerill wins Highcliffe Radial Qualifier
By Jon Emmett,
The second Radial qualifier of 2007 was dominated by Masters World Champion Steve Cockerill, who won the event with a race to spare. 109 sailors sailed in predominantly 20 knots of gusty Northerly winds, which saw only around half the fleet completing the last race on Saturday due to cold and fatigue... [more]

Raymarine Warsash Spring Series back on course
By Flavia Bateson,
There might not have been a great deal of sun in evidence for the third week of the Raymarine Warsash Spring Series on 26 March 2007, but the breeze held in the 11-20 knot range with a moderate sea state... [more]

Double Victory for J-Dream at Warsash
By Kirsty Apthorp,
After the gales of the previous weekend, Sunday 25 March proved to be a classic day for racing at the Raymarine Warsash Spring Series. With two races scheduled to make up for the cancelled race, eight J/105s were out to play - victory went to David & Kirsty Apthorp in both J/105 races... [more]

Winners named in Seven Classes in St Thomas
By Media Pro Int'l,
A third day of perfect trade winds and pleasant sunshine helped wrap up the St Thomas International Rolex Regatta, where sailors on 87 boats have been competing in seven classes... [more]

High Anxiety's navigator describes man overboard
By Lisa Ratcliff,
Chris Piggott, navigator of the Lake Macquarie boat High Anxiety which lost a crewman over the side in the Audi Sydney Southport Yacht Race, has described the events surrounding the incident which occurred south of Smokey Cape just after 2pm this afternoon.... [more]

Raymarine Warsash Spring Series
Warsash SC 11/03/07
The Series comprises Six races with the best five results to count: 11, 18 and 25 March - 1, 15 and 22 April Two central Solent start lines - First starts around 10am - IRC 4-5 classes, J/105 and J/109....
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