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29 May 2007

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2007 America's Cup


Bell Lawrie Scottish Series

Round the Island Race

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2007 Skandia Cowes Week


The America's Cup moves another step closer. From Friday the two remaining challengers will battle for the right to sail-off against the defender Alinghi.

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The Bell Lawrie Scottish Series has come to an end - Final results and lots of images here.

Team GBR took a gold and four bronze at the Breitling Olympic Regatta in Holland - Good or not good enough?

Do we expect too much of the Team GBR Olympic sailors now?

Are the old guard off the pace, maybe too involved in their other projects to really be effective in the frantic pace of Olympic sailing?

Should the RYA look at retiring some of the regular teams who have done so well for GBR but are now taking resources that could be used more effectivly for the young guns coming up?

The ISAF is driving through a regular series of Olympic regattas that will mean total envolvement, rather than the present pick and mix situation. Dropping out for six months will not be an option.

Enjoy your racing
Gerald New
Sail-World UK Editor

Brits bag five medals in Holland
Britain’s Olympic sailing hopefuls scooped a total of five medals at the Breitling Regatta which concluded in Medemblik, Holland, on Sunday (27 May), with four bronzes coming on a windless last day to add to their gold from Saturday’s Yngling final... [more]

Bell Lawrie Scottish Series - Final Report & Results
By Andi Robertson,
Conor Phelan and the crew of Jump Juice, the Ker 37, won the Scottish Series Trophy today, getting the benefit of the closest decision the regatta has seen for many years... [more]

Images from the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series
By Marc Turner,
Images by Marc Turner from day three of the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series. The series was held from 25-28 May 2007... [more]

Light winds spoil Final Day at Breitling Regatta
By Media/SW-UK,
With the Yngling results decided late Saturday, only five classes managed to see any action on Sunday’s final day of racing. What little breeze there was for the Finn and 470 women’s finals had shut down by late morning, leading to a lengthy stint on shore and a nerve-racking wait for sailors who had the podium within their sights... [more]

Gold for GBR Yngling in Breitling Regatta
Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson set the standard for British sailors at the Breitling Regatta in Holland on Saturday (26 May), winning gold in the Yngling class and hitting form in time for the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Cascais (POR) which get underway in just over a month’s time... [more]

Bell Lawrie Scottish Series Report & Results, Day 3
By Andi Robertson,
Two Irish boats remain the prime contenders to lift the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series Trophy after just one race on Loch Fyne today for the IRC Classes. Sunday mornings can be slow on the picturesque sea loch, but the two - and sometimes it seemed like three - conflicting breezes could not sort themselves out for long enough for a course to be set... [more]

Basilica's victory in iShares Cup Extreme 40s
By Emily Caroe,
It went to the wire with the final race proving the decider. Great Britain's Robert Greenhalgh helmed his Extreme 40 Basilica, crewed by Peter Greenhalgh, Justin Slattery and James Grant, to victory today on Lake Starnberg in the first event of the iShares Cup Extreme 40 season.... [more]

Russian steals quarterfinals Match Race Germany
By Yvonne Reid,
The quarterfinals at Match Race Germany belonged to Eugeniy Neugodnikov, Russia’s rising match-racer. Neugodnikov made a splash when he won his first match against America’s Cup skipper Paolo Cian of Team Shosholoza.... [more]

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That's right ETNZ supporters...for a limited time all orders placed at our Official ETNZ Online store over NZ$200 receive a free 'Lets Bring It Home' T shirt worth $30. Offer applies while stock lasts so get in quick.... [more]

Col and Richard win but Williams departs
By Yvonne Reid,
The hotshots were ready and Mathieu Richard of Saba Sailing team went on to beat his fellow country man America’s Cup skipper Sébastien Col of Areva Challenge. It was a surprising early departure for the current World Tour leader and World Ranked 1 Ian Williams.... [more]

Basilica retains lead at iShares Cup Extreme 40s
By Emily Caroe,
Basilica retain their lead after the second day of racing at the iShares Cup, Munich event on Lake Starnberg. With the first race tomorrow scoring as a double points race, offering 20 points up for grabs, the teams will be fighting hard to secure these bonus points in a regatta where the podium is still wide open.... [more]

Testing day for teams - Match Race Germany Day 2
By Yvonne Reid,
It was a testing day for Group A2 skippers and their crews on the waters of Lake Constance on day 2 of Match Race Germany. Wieser, Lindberg, Williams, Hansen, Cian and Hestbaek all faced soaring temperatures and light wind conditions. The late wind kicked in at 19.00hrs and nothing was going to stop Rudi Magg (PRO) from completing as many races as possible.... [more]

The Optimist Championship Teams Announced
By Optimist PR,
The Optimist GBR World, European and French Championship Teams were announced this weekend during the Volvo Musto Inland Championship at Grafham Water Sailing Club... [more] talks with Alinghi's Grant Simmer
On Tuesday morning we visited the Alinghi base and talked to Grant Simmer, managing director of the 32nd America's Cup Defender. This time around we didn't inquire in depth on the Swiss team's ongoing preparation for the America's Cup match in a month from now but were curious to learn Simmer's view on the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinalists and his take on the two potential challengers.... [more]

Basilica hit the jackpot Day One of iShares Cup
By Emily Caroe,
The six-boat Extreme 40 fleet got four races out of five away today in only two-three knots with a maximum of five. Basilica, the British team helmed by Robert Greenhalgh, ended the day with a perfect score card with four wins on day one of racing at the iShares Cup.... [more]

Mixed fortunes for British Yngling crews in Holland
Skandia Team GBR’s Yngling sailors enjoyed very different fortunes on the third day of the Breitling Regatta in Medemblik, Holland, on Friday. Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson extended their lead over the 30-boat Yngling fleet, with a nine point buffer now between them and nearest rivals, Russians Ekaterina Skudina, Diana Krutskikh and Natalia Ivanova of Russia... [more]

Bell Lawrie Scottish Series, - Day 1
By Andi Robertson,
Irish crews hold the upper hand after the first day of racing at the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series on Loch Fyne. With perfect scores, two wins apiece, the Royal Cork YC boats Jump Juice and Blondie III have already stamped their authority over IRC Classes 1 and 2 respectively to suggest that the Scottish Series Trophy may again be bound across the Irish Sea... [more]

Breitling Regatta - Results from Day 3
By Media/SW-UK,
Leading results after day 3 of the Breitling Regatta taking place from the 23 till the 27 of May 2007 in Medemblik, Holland. Racing finally started after a postponement. Light and shifty winds were the conditions for the third day of racing at the Breitling Regatta in Medemblik... [more]

Shirley Robertson out of Dutch Regatta
By Media PR,
Team Shirley Robertson have chosen to withdraw from the Breitling Olympic Regatta, in Holland, in order to carry out important work on their Yngling. The team will have the necessary work carried out in the UK, before returning to their base in Cascais, Portugal... [more]

Glyn Charles Memorial Pursuit Race - The Report
By Mark Rushall,
Now the report of the Glyn Charles Pursuit Race to go with the earlier results and photos - Sun, wind, Chichester harbour, 140 boats from the Mirror to the X, Swallow and Sunbeam keelboats, and somewhere in-between foiling Moths, Musto Skiffs, and International 14’s: what better way to honour an old friend and raise money for the John Merricks trust?... [more]

Tony Bullimore reports from onboard DOHA
By Tony Bullimore,
Here l am within 165 miles of East Cape of NZ which l have to round to get into the channel that will take me into Hauraki Gulf where l am meeting the tow vessel that will assist me in getting into the harbour. This has got to be one of the most frustrating sailing exercises l have ever been involved in... [more]

The Bell Lawrie Scottish Series
By Media PR,
A clash of the Scottish Series Trophy titans is on the cards when the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series, the north of Britain's premier annual regatta, takes to the waters of Loch Fyne, Friday May 25 for four days of intense inshore racing... [more]

Eleven Crews Around the Islands
By Agence Blanco Negro,
The third edition of the Calais Round Britain Race will set off on 3 June for a 1,850 mile sprint across the English Channel, the Irish Sea, the Atlantic, the North Sea and finally into Pas de Calais. Eleven 60 foot monohulls will take the start, including four new prototypes... [more]

Swede Anders Lewander to skipper 2nd Ericsson boat
By Ericsson Media Relations,
Ericsson Racing Team announced today that the team will enter two boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, which brings the total number of entries in the event to six. After recruiting skipper John Kostecki, designer Juan Kouyoumdjian and boat builder Killian Bushe last year, a second boat bearing the Ericsson colours will be raced by a Nordic crew and skippered by Swede Anders Lewander... [more]

Dickson's farewell from BMW ORACLE -
It was supposed to be a day off and most of the journalists in Valencia were either heading back home or relaxing at the beach in this beautiful, warm and sunny afternoon. Unfortunately, somebody in BMW Oracle had the idea to urgently summon the press to their base in order to make an announcement.... [more]

Fightback by GBR at Breitling Regatta day 2
Day two of the Breitling Regatta in Medemblik, Holland (23-27 May) saw several British sailors make gains in the light and fickle wind conditions while others have a fight to get into the top ten group. Finn sailor Ed Wright, the Yngling team of Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson and Laser Radial sailor Laura Baldwin all top their respective leaderboards at the end of this second day of racing at the Breitling Regatta... [more]

US Disabled Team gets 4-legged Teammate
By Marnie Lane,
US Disabled Sailing Team gets assistance dog trained by Canine Companions for Independence. His name is Morrow II and, according to his owner US Disabled Sailing Team Coach Betsy Alison, he's quickly learning the ropes – although not literally trimming the sails like the other sailors... [more]

Inaugural Cumberland Cup Intl Teams Racing Contest
By Event media,
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club led Royal Thames on Tuesday night, closely pursued by the Southern YC from New Orleans and the Royal Yacht Squadron of Tasmania.... [more]

Volvo Musto Inland Championship
By Optimist PR,
Young sailors in the Volvo Musto Optimist Inland Championship faced extreme weather conditions on Grafham Water this weekend (19 – 20 May). A record 315 Optimist sailors headed out for the first day of racing on Saturday dealing with an exhilarating breeze of up to 30 knots. Aaron Smith, from Papercourt Yacht Club, took centre stage winning all his races and securing the championship... [more]

Chris Dickson resigns from BMW ORACLE Racing
By Ivor Wilkins, BMW Oracle Racing Media,
BMW ORACLE Racing announced today that Chris Dickson has resigned as CEO of the team effective immediately. In the interim, the current management group will continue to control the day-to-day running of the team.... [more]

iShares Cup Extreme 40 Teams preview
By Myrrh Walker,
Starting Friday, 25 May, the first event of the iShares Cup Extreme 40 sailing season will kick-off in Munich on Lake Starnberg for three days of high-octane racing. The Extreme 40s excel in all weather conditions and can reach speeds in excess of 35 knots (40mph/60kmh) and even 'fly a hull' in as little as 8 knots of breeze.... [more]

Results from day 2 of Breitling Regatta, Medemblik
By Media/SW-UK,
After days of preparation of both competitors and the organisation the Breitling Regatta has finally started! Day two of the regatta was another sunny day with light winds... [more]

Join the Daring and International Dragon for the weekend
By Fiona Brown,
The Daring and International Dragon keelboat fleets of Cowes invite you to take part in Solent Keelboat 'Boatcamp'. Over the weekend of 16-17 June the Daring and International Dragon keelboat fleets of Cowes will be hosting a special 'Boatcamp' event to introduce racing sailors to the delights of keelboat racing in the central Solent... [more]

It's Official - Speedsailing is International
By Markus Schwendtner,
The sport of Speedsailing has taken another leap forward with the news that it has been approved by ISAF (International Sailing Federation) as an international class. Primarily this will enable this exciting discipline, to achieve a greater profile and credibility on the world stage... [more]

America’s Cup - Louis Vuitton Cup Latest Odds
By William Hill,
Emirates Team New Zealand are the 4/6 favourites with bookies William Hill to win the Louis Vuitton Cup - but we were not expecting Luna Rossa to make it this far and they may well pull off another shock... [more]

Pindar announces sponsorship of top British 18ft skiff
By Media PR,
Pindar, the leading print and electronic media company and prolific sponsor within the sport of sailing, today announced it’s sponsorship of one of Britain’s top 18 foot skiff racing teams - Andy Richards, Dave Richards and Andrew Fairley... [more]

Luna Rossa Cuptoon: Flying high on Malvarrossa Beach
By Sail-World,
Mark O'Brien who was a feature of the Louis Vuitton and America's Cups in Auckland, with his Monsta series, is in Valencia as part of the Luna Rossa team. We will be presenting Mark's latest Cup carton when available, either as a separate feature of as part of the Luna Rossa story of the day.... [more]

From the Blogs: SailJuice - Spanish ready for a breezy battle
By Andy Rice:,
As you watched the body language of the two teams when they crossed the line 1 minute 18 seconds apart, you could have been forgiven for thinking that it was the Spanish and not the laconic Kiwis who had won the day. There was not even a flicker of emotion as the New Zealanders booked their ticket into the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.... [more]

From the Blogs: - Mark Chisnell: And then there were Two
By Mark Chisnell,
So I’m sure there will be a lot of talk about Chris Dickson stepping off the Oracle boat – was he pushed or did he jump - but in a sense, it’s already history. A more interesting question is - where does the team go from here? Will Larry stay with it, after a second disappointment? It might be worth it - Prada had a great first challenge, followed it up with a no-expense-spared and disappointing second,... [more]

Bright first day for GBR at Breitling Regatta
By RYA/Lindsey Bell,
Britain’s Olympic sailing hopefuls made a strong start at the newly-named Breitling Regatta (formerly the Holland Regatta) in Medemblik on Wednesday (23 May), with Stevie Morrison-Ben Rhodes, Penny Clark and Ed Wright amongst the Skandia Team GBR sailors making an early mark... [more]

Quotes of the Day, LVC Semi-Finals, Race Day 7
By America's Cup Media,
'We definitely appreciate the weeks and the months we sailed in the Hauraki Gulf with conditions very much like today, and it has been worth its weight in gold. The nice thing is you have confidence in your equipment and in the guys around you, after close racing in those conditions in-house to go out and treat it like a ten knot day.... [more]

Fisher's View: All over
By Bob Fisher,
Never mind the finesse, go for the throat. That seemed to be at the back of Dean Barker’s mind as he entered the start box against Karol Jablonski. The Polish helmsman of the Spanish boat had stood in Barker’s way for long enough and in their seventh race, the Kiwi skipper the semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Cup should come to a close.... [more]

Team ‘Basilica’ ready for iShares Cup series
By Vicki Prince,
Basilica, Holt, Fat Face and Henri Lloyd ride again under the HISC Burgee. After a winter of vigorous training and preparation the Extreme 40 Racing Team ‘Basilica’ are in a confident mood to go head to head with some of the best catamaran sailors in the world... [more]

Emirates Team New Zealand into Final
By America's Cup Media,
Emirates Team New Zealand has qualified for the Final of the Louis Vuitton Cup. The Kiwis defeated Desafío Español 2007 on Wednesday afternoon to win their Semi Final series 5-2. The Emirates squad will face Luna Rossa Challenge in the Final beginning on 1 June... [more]

Inaugural Cumberland Cup competition fierce
By RYCT media,
At the Cumberland Cup international team racing contest being held in London’s Royal Victoria Dock, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club narrowly lead Royal Thames, with the Southern YC from New Orleans and the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania snapping at their heels.... [more]

Cup Comment: Thanks for the 'Cutlerisms', John
One of the great delights in this Louis Vuitton Cup regatta has been the 'Cutlerisms', as fans are treated to an on-board commentary from Desafio Espanol strategist and Technical Director John Cutler. Sadly, in spite of numerous request from organisers, he seems to be the only one to be miked up and providing a great insight into how these boats are run and how easily a race can be turned by a positive approach, and some self-belief.... [more]

Bob Fisher’s - An Absorbing Interest
By Media Services,
The Definitive History of the America's Cup from 1851 to 2003, written by Bob Fisher. Its two volumes covers the drama, boat design, personalities and sheer fascination of the America’s Cup.... [more]

From the Blogs: SailJuice - Spanish ready for a breezy battle
By Andy Rice:,
If the two teams do get racing in the stronger breezes that are now blowing in Valencia, you’d think the Kiwis’ boathandling would see them safely through. But Desafio coach Eddie Warden Owen doesn’t see it that way. 'In the two crucial gybes in Sunday’s race, the Kiwis made mistakes, they gybed too fast, they weren’t sure what we were doing, and our guys really handled it very well.... [more]

Nick Moloney - iShares Cup Extreme 40 Sailing
By Offshore Challenges,
America’s Cup and around the world sailor Nick Moloney will skipper the team throughout the series which will take the fleet to some of Europe’s top destinations including Munich, Marseille, Geneva, Lake Garda, Amsterdam and Cowes.... [more]

Hobie 16 & Hobie Dragoon Europeans 2007
By Diana Bogaards,
From July 28 until August 4, about 150 teams will face the elements of the North Sea in their battle for European titles in five classes: Hobie 16 with spinnaker youth, master (from the age of 45), women, Hobie Dragoon youth and Hobie 16 Open... [more]

Percy hits the Beijing campaign trail in Holland
By RYA/Lindsey Bell,
After closing the chapter on an ill-fated America’s Cup campaign with +39 Challenge, Sydney gold medal-winning sailor Iain Percy starts his quest for Olympic glory in Beijing in earnest this week at the Breitling Regatta, Medemblik, Holland... [more]

Ovington Boats Buy-Out
By Sail-World,
Top 49er and 29er dinghy builder Ovington has been taken over in a management buy-out. Directors Dave Hall, Chris Turner and Veronica Brown have purchased the company from the estate of founder Dave Ovington, who died in March 2005... [more]

PUMA® announce Volvo Open 70 design team & builder
By Media PR,
PUMA® announced today that world-renowned design team, Botin Carkeek, and acclaimed custom yacht builder, Goetz Custom Boats have been commissioned to begin work on Puma's new Volvo Open 70, which will compete in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09... [more]

Waves Stop Play - Semi-Final is postponed
By America's Cup Media,
Strong Northeasterly winds on the waters off Valencia have forced the Race Committee to postpone racing for the day. The wind has been between 20 and 25 knots all day, and the Race Committee considered the sea state off Port America’s Cup (with waves up to two metres) such that it could cause damage to the racing yachts... [more]

Oostende to Ramsgate Race to Dunkerque
By Ashley Taylor,
This year’s Oostende to Ramsgate race saw 42 boats line up for the 65 mile classic on Thursday 17 May. After reaching Ramsgate on Saturday 19 May, a fleet of 51 English, French, Belgian and Dutch boats raced from Ramsgate to Dunkerque... [more]

Solo Northern Travellers Series at Crosby SC
By Ian Middleton,
The fifth event in the Solo Northern Travellers Series took place on Sunday 20 May at Crosby SC. Eighteen visitors joined five Crosby boats, for their annual Open. This was the largest turnout so far this year... [more]

RS-K6 Fat Face Racing Circuit event
By RS media,
As nine boats entered at the Lymington town sailing club for the second RS K6 Fat Face Racing Circuit event of 2007 there was an air of calm shown even though the Solent looked a torrent of white as the wind took off the tops of waves with 27 knots being recorded it was always going to be interesting... [more]

Fireball Golden Dolphin Series at Notts County SC
By Tim Saunders,
Nearly thirty Fireballs from all over the UK made the trip to Notts County Sailing Club for the Fireball Golden Dolphin series. The conditions proved testing for all the fleet with winds squalling to an estimate force 6 or 7, though the winds were generally nearer a force 4 to 5 in the gusts, making for some exciting and enjoyable sailing on the Saturday... [more]

Round the Island Race just gets bigger
By Flavia Bateson,
The Island Sailing Club announce plans to expand the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. While the race continues to form the main focus, sailors and spectators are invited to come to Cowes on Friday 22 June to see the state-of-the-art Extreme 40s in action off The Green. This will take place between 1600–1800 and all are invited to come and view the spectacle from both land and sea... [more]

Editorial: The Last of the Mohicans?
Today was one of high drama in Port America’s Cup, beginning when it was announced that Chris Dickson would not be helming USA-98 and that his place would be taken by 'mushroom boat' helmsman, Sten Mohr, with Gavin Brady taking over the skipper’s role. In spite of the supportive words in the media release, it became apparent after the race, that the move was not CEO Dickson’s call. That gives an indicator as to who is, or was running the BMW ORACLE Racing show, and gives a further indicator as to the underlying issues.... [more]

America’s Cup - No going back
By Gerald New,
With the self-destruction of the BMW Oracle America’s Cup entry the chances of the next defense taking place in Europe received a considerable boost. Leaving aside Spain's 'weekend warriors', whose turnaround win would settle the matter. New Zealand is looking to be a long shot to stage another AC... [more]

GBR America's Cup Team Origin buy Alinghi's SUI-75
By Tim Kelly Pitch PR,
Team Origin, Britain’s bid to enter the 33rd America’s Cup, today announced its intention to purchase its first America’s Cup Class training boat – SUI 75 – the training and testing boat used by Alinghi, the current Defenders of the Cup, during the pre-regatta Acts in 2005-2006... [more]

The Cutty Sark Fire
By Rob Kothe,
Britain’s famous maritime treasure, the Clipper Cutty Sark, which famously plied the Australian-Britain Wool trade run suffered substantial damage yesterday after a fire engulfed the vessel and destroyed much of its deck and planking.... [more]

Open Topper Meeting at Wilsonian Sailing Club
By Roy Winnett,
Nineteen enthusiastic Topper sailors gathered at Wilsonian Sailing Club for their open meeting on 19 May. A steady 3 – 4 southwesterly, plenty of sunshine and a sparkling sea gave excellent though testing conditions... [more]

OK Southern Area Championships at Christchurch
By Terry Curtis,
In the Classes 50th anniversary year, 13 OK’s took part in the Southern Area Championships at Christchurch Sailing Club. Nick Craig went on to complete a clean sweep of race wins with Neil taking second and John Meadowcroft third... [more]

RORC De Guingand Bowl – 2-handed J/105 campaign
By Kirsty Apthorp,
Nick Martin and long term shipmate Gary Fry enjoy racing short-handed so much that they were competing in their second two-handed race of the week. On Wednesday 16 May they finished sixth in the two-handed class in Gary’s J/109 Mojito in the Vuurschepen race, an offshore from Scheveningen to Harwich of 110 nautical miles... [more]

Steve Ede wins Solo Open event at Marconi SC
By Roger Smith,
Marconi SC reverted to a two day even for their Solo open meeting this year. Whether this was the cause of a poorer than usual turn out or the forecast of strong winds for Saturday is open to debate, but whatever the reason some people missed a fantastic weekend of sailing on the River Blackwater... [more]

Volkswagen Touareg Laser SB3 Grand Prix
By Eddie Mays,
All those taking part in this event will remember it for the weather, the exhilaration and fear of Saturday's wonderful Southwesterly blow and then the frustration of Sunday's fickle Southerly... [more]

Exhilaration and fear at Laser SB3 Grand Prix
By Eddie Mays,
Eddie Mays captured these images from the Volkswagen Touareg Laser SB3 Grand Prix at the Royal Southern YC. All those taking part in this event will remember it for the weather, the exhilaration and fear of Saturday's wonderful Southwesterly blow and then the frustration of Sunday's fickle Southerly... [more]

RS Vareo Open At Alton Water
By RS media,
Sunshine and a SouthWesterly force three to four greeted the fleet. Saturdays racing was dominated by Andy Temple and Nigel Tinkler with numerous tussles throughout rankings... [more]

Bullimore struggles to reach Auckland
By Team Bullimore,
How frustrating it has all been. At the beginning of May l was all set to take on the Blue Ocean Wireless Round the World Challenge, in an attempt to break Ellen MacArthur's solo record. Now, because of the major breakages that happened so quickly into the challenge, I have been forced to head for New Zealand instead... [more]

Mean Machine smashes North Sea Race record
By Diana Bogaards,
On Friday evening May 18 2007, the VO 70 Mean Machine of skipper and CEO Peter de Ridder smashed the record of the North Sea Race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and part of the ABN AMRO North Sea Regatta... [more]

Luna Rossa Cuptoon: The final blow for Orcle
By Sail-World,
Mark O'Brien who was a feature of the Louis Vuitton and America's Cups in Auckland, with his Monsta series, is in Valencia as part of the Luna Rossa team. We will be presenting Mark's latest Cup carton when available, either as a separate feature of as part of the Luna Rossa story of the day.... [more]

2007 Skandia Cowes Week
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