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The dinghy world has a brief window of opportunity in the spot light while the America’s Cup teams prepare for the 32nd match.

And this week has seen European championships for the Laser, the 470 and the Finn and in the UK the RS700 Nationals. For the Olympic classes it will be on to the Kiel Regatta in Germany before the big one in Portugal.

Starting Sunday are the Flying 15 Worlds in Mallorca, Spain. An Irish pair won the warm-up event, can they carry off the world title as well?

Plenty of other big boat action, with the Calais Round Britain rounding the Shetlands and now on the final stage. The Farr 40 completed their European Championship and the Quarter Tonners have been involved in their meeting at Cowes.

So, lots to catch up on.

Remember will be covering, in detail, the America’s Cup, with a daily newsletter to keep you up with all the news on what promises to be a great event in Valencia.

Flying 15 Worlds put on hold
By Gerald New,
The first day of the Flying 15 World Championships at the Royal Pollenca YC in Mallorca was abandoned due to poor wind conditions. Two races are expected to be held on Monday... [more]

470 European Championships - Results confirmed
By Gerald New,
After the final races of the 470 European Championships in Greece on Saturday, the results were confirmed: 470 Men winners, Alvaro Marinho and Miguel Nunes (POR) and 470 Women, Stefanie Rottweiler and Vivien Kussatz... [more]

Calais Round Britain - All downhill
By Agence Blanco Negro,
All the fleet into the descent of the North Sea as Dee Caffari (Aviva) makes her rounding of Shetland this evening. The leaders, PRB, VM Materiaux and, for the first time this race, Delta Dore, are now level with Aberdeen, Scotland. Forecasts indicate a reduction in speed for the leaders as they hit their first zone of light winds and suffer a likely compression of the fleet... [more]

Jim Hunt wins Delph Solo Open
By Marc Starbuck,
The nine visitors and eight home boats were greeted at Delph with bright sunshine – but almost no wind for the Delph SC Solo Open. After a suitable delay, Jim Hunt sailing the new Boon FRP Solo, went on to win all three races in a slowly improving breeze... [more]

Laser European Championship - Final
By Gerald New,
Two final races on Saturday settled the Laser European Championships. Tom Slingsby of Australia took the overall open title and Paul Goodison of Britain, with two final day wins, retained the European crown... [more]

Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - Better weather for day 2
By Fiona Brown,
The second day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, brought a significant improvement in the weather and a great day's racing was had by all... [more]

Russia take Gold at Finn European Championships
By Robert Deaves,
It has been 21 years since a Russian sailor has won a major Finn title, but today on Lake Balaton Eduard Skornyakov (RUS) successfully defended his overnight points lead to take the 2007 Finn European title on the last beat of the medal race... [more]

Missing Cruiser found – skipper missing
By Bob Maxwell,
David Cartwright, the single-handed skipper of sailing yacht Colros, a 27 foot long steel sloop, left Newlyn, England, on Dec 22 2006 heading towards Madeira. Colros was spotted by the crew of a super yacht on May 30th about 600 nautical miles SW of the Azores, apparently without any crew on board. They contacted maritime authorities who asked them to board her, two crewmembers did, confirming the sailors was not on board, but they retrieved Cartwright’s passport and the boat log.... [more]

Two Young Guns lead after Day 2 of RS:X Europeans
By Ben Barger,
Day two of the RS:X European Championships, produced two splendid races that were extremely challenging for the athletes, as they had to work extremely hard to keep their RS:X moving in the lighter winds.... [more]

Alinghi dominate Luna Rossa on second day
After Friday's first encounter, Luna Rossa and Alinghi met for a second Although it is very difficult to know, most observers agreed on the fact that Alinghi were sailing with SUI-91 while there was no mistake Luna Rossa were racing with ITA-94. The main difference with yesterday was on Luna Rossa's crew. consecutive day on Saturday in order to train off Valencia's coast.... [more]

Nerone takes Rolex Farr 40 European Championship
By Jill Campbell, Vincenzo Frigo,
Going into today’s final day of racing Mascalzone Latino, 2006 World and European Champion led Nerone, also a former Farr 40 World champion by just seven points in the overall classification.... [more]

470 European Championships - Final results
By Gerald New,
After the final races of the 470 European Championships in Greece on Saturday, the provisional results, subject to protest are: 470 Men winners, Alvaro Marinho and Miguel Nunes (POR) and 470 Women, Stefanie Rottweiler and Vivien Kussatz... [more]

Calais Round Britain Race -Rounding Shetland
By Agence Blanco Negro,
The head of the fleet (PRB, VM Materiaux and Temenos) are set to round Shetland Saturday evening. Johnny Malbon (Artemis Ocean Racing) is back up into fourth attempting a shorter, but rather steeper approach to the summit of Shetland than their closest rivals... [more]

Deauville International Week - Midway report
By Media,
Another two races were validated today to the credit of the 80 entries at Deauville International Week. A light N'ly wind freshened up proceedings, which were a little more stable than yesterday, favouring pure speed to the detriment perhaps of the tactical options... [more]

Jud Smith favourite for Cowes Etchells Worlds
By Rob Kothe,
Current World Champion Jud Smith, from Marblehead, Massachusetts, has continued his world class form and he is the early favourite for the 2007 Etchells World Championship, will be held in England on the Solent from the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club from 25 to 30th June.... [more]

Images from the Flying 15 Worlds in Mallorca
By Pedro Creixell,
Images from the pre-worlds event of the Flying 15 Worlds in Mallorca by Pedro Creixell. The Flying Fifteen World Championships will take place from Sunday 10 June thro Friday 16 June 2007... [more]

Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2007 - Day 1
By Fiona Brown,
The Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, got under way today with three very challenging light airs races in the central Solent. The wind ranged from zero to eight knots and it was snakes and ladders all over the course as everyone battled to get the better of the conditions... [more]

RS:X Europeans - Day 1
By Ben Barger,
Day one of the 2007 RS:X Europeans Championships has gone off without a hitch, and leaders Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL) and Barbara Kendall (NZL) showed that experience has won the day. Today’s breeze was a bit shiftier and cloudier than the commonly cloudless Cyprus, with the breeze turning right close to the shore... [more]

Alinghi takes on Luna Rossa -
America's Cup Defender, Alinghi, lined up against beaten Louis Vuitton Cup finalist overnight (NZT). The outcome was far from conclusive in light and shifty conditions... [more]

Winter storm causes boating mayhem in Sydney
By Penny Roberts,
As the East Coast low moves south after wreaking havoc on the New South Wales Hunter and Central Coast, more than a dozen recreational vessels have gone aground overnight in stormy conditions on Sydney Harbour, NSW Maritime Chief Executive Chris Oxenbould said this morning.... [more]

A great idea for Father's Day from Sail 4 Cancer
By Cathy Jenkins,
Sail 4 Cancer have a great suggestion for a Father’s Day present, their new hat! It’s designed by Fat Face so it’s undeniably cool and trendy, but as part of the charity’s 'Keep it in the Dark' skin cancer awareness campaign it’s highly practical, protecting all those sensitive bits from the sun... [more]

Artemis Ocean Racing 40 miles from leader
By Artemis Ocean Racing,
Artemis Ocean Racing is just 40 miles from the French leader PRB in the Calais Round Britain Race. Latest report from the boat below.... [more]

Leaders emerge at 470 Class Open Europeans
By Event Media,
With a total of eight Championship races so far, after two races completed today, leaders start to emerge. Alvaro Marinho and Miguel Nunew from Portugal and Germany’s Stefanie Rothweiler and Vivien Kuzzatz hold their leads. On Saturday the last races will take place to decide which teams will be part of the elite Top 10 to enter the Medal Race.... [more]

Rolly Tasker Short Handed Race Abandoned
By Media Services,
For the first time in their 24 year history the Short Handed Sailing Association of Australia abandon the start of a Shorthanded Race. At Thursday’s race briefing the SSAA advised competitors in the Rolly Tasker Australia Port Stephens Shorthanded Race that due to deteriorating weather, resulting from the east coast low forming off the NSW coast, that the premier race in their winter calendar would not proceed.... [more]

Farr 40 European Championship
By Media services,
Porto Cervo, Italy. 8th June 2007. The Rolex Settimana delle Bocche – Farr 40 European Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, is proving to be a battle to the last blood as each day brings a completely different batch of winners and losers. While the dramatic wind shifts of the past few days made way for a more stable north north-westerly breeze, the intensity continued to vary from 8 to approximately 13 knots throughout the day. The race committee once again stuck to schedule and the fleet completed three windward-leewards of around 7 nautical miles.... [more]

Irish pair take Flying 15 Worlds warm-up event
By Gerald New,
Darren Martin and Simon Murray of Ireland won the Flying Fifteen pre-world event at the Royal Port de Pollença YC, Mallorca. They finished in 17th place in the final race but their only rivals for the title, Make Hart and Tim Hall (GBR) were unable to improve on their score line (finishing 12th) leaving Martin and Murray able to discard the final race result... [more]

Line-up for Saturday's Finn Medal Race
By IFA/Robert Deaves,
Going into tomorrow's medal race, the 2007 Finn European Championship will be decided between Eduard Skornyakov (RUS) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO). Both are guaranteed a medal. Skornyakov will get gold or silver, Kljakovic Gaspic will get Silver or Bronze... [more]

Tactics and Strategy on the Shetland Sprint
By Media,
The original fleet of 11 Imoca monohulls are set to round the beautiful Shetland archipelago and the top of the course in this Calais Round Britain Race from tomorrow afternoon. Vincent Riou continues to lead but his position of control is in threat tonight following a 3 way split of the fleet behind... [more]

The Battle for Europe -
By Andy Rice:,
Such was the release of pressure yesterday in the Kiwi team as the champagne corks started popping, it was almost as though they'd won the America’s Cup itself. One of the senior management team commented at the team barbecue last night that they'd done the job they came here to do. What? Surely the job is only half done?... [more]

FREE racing charter, China Cup 2007
By Guy Nowell, Sail World Asia,
Interested in chartering a brand new straight-out-of-the-box Beneteau 40.7 for the inaugural China Cup? (see Sail World Asia story: You can do so FREE. The organisers are very keen to promote this first-in-China regatta, and have purchased a fleet of ten 40.7s with the aim of chartering them out and – obviously – running a one-design division in the regatta. 'International' entries are especially welcome.... [more]

2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
Just over five weeks remain until the 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship brings the sailing stars of the future to Canada from 12-21 July. Inaugurated at the 1991 Youth Worlds in Largs and initially called the Nations Cup, the trophy is awarded to the best performing nation at the Youth Worlds. It was first won by France, a victory they have repeated on eight occasions since then.... [more]

Images GUL RS700 National Championship
By Fotoboat,
Images from the 2007 Gul RS700 National Championships - Paul Bayliss was crowned as the new champion and able to take the final day of racing on the beach... [more]

Australians lead Rolex Farr 40 Europeans
By Jill Campbell,
Day two of the Rolex Settimana delle Bocche, the Farr 40 European Championship and organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, played host to close-fought battles around the buoys as twenty-one highly competitive teams took to the water for the second day of racing.... [more]

Tomorrow Luna Rossa meets Alinghi
By Alinghi Media,
Being the only semi-finalist still working here in Valencia to not have raced against Alinghi, after they raced Emirates Team New Zealand two days before the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals and also against the Spanish Team during the Finals, Luna Rossa will race the America's Cup defender Alinghi tomorrow... [more]

Back Racing at the 470 Europeans
By Gerald New,
Finally some sailing at the 470 Europeans Championships in Greece. Alvaro Marinho and Miguel Nunes (POR) have opened a five point lead over Nicolas Charbonnier and Olivier Bausset (FRA) - In the Women's event Stefanie Rottweiler and Vivien Kussatz (GER) lead... [more]

RS800 Fat Face racing circuit at HISC
By Sarah Marriott,
A fleet of 43 RS800s gathered at Hayling Island Sailing Club on the weekend of the 26-27 May for the fifth round of the 2007 Fat Face Racing Circuit. Neil Baker and James Hughes took victory in the fifth round of the RS800 Fat Face racing circuit 2007. Andy Jeffries and Alyson Ody’s consistency was enough to reward them with a second while Jamie Reid and Ed Clay rounded off the podium with a third... [more]

New leader at Finn European Championships
By Robert Deaves,
After a day of topsy-turvy racing, four sailors drop out of the top ten and a second win for Emilios Papathanasiou (GRE) moves him from 11th to first. Today, two more races were sailed in light winds, with Stefan de Vries (NED) dominating the first and Marko Kolic (ITA) extending his lead in the Junior fleet... [more]

Dave Wade and Ben Dunton win Fireball Open
By Tim Saunders,
A strong home fleet was joined by travellers from as far as Ireland with Noel Butler flying over from Dublin. The weather forecast promised glorious June sunshine and a moderate force two and the fleet were not disappointed... [more]

Coutts Quarter Ton Cup converges on Cowes
By Fiona Brown,
This coming weekend, 8-10 June 2007, the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club will host the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup. Twenty six classic quarter tonners, representing virtually all eras and design trends in the class's illustrious history, will converge on Cowes to enjoy a weekend of hard racing, hard partying and great camaraderie... [more]

Final day of GUL RS700 National Championships
By Stephen Butcher,
With Paul Bayliss already crowned as the new champion, and taking a day off, the final day of the 2007 Gul RS700 National Championships started with glorious sunshine and a Force 4 Northeasterly. With the windward mark under the cliffs of Torquay, the fleet could expect some testing conditions, with shifts and holes to be expected... [more]

Volvo introduces high definition TV for 2008-09 event
By Volvo media,
The Volvo Ocean Race continues to push the technological boundaries with the ground-breaking decision to introduce high definition television (HDTV) feeds as part of its upgraded broadcast coverage for the 2008-09 event. The result will mean enhanced picture quality and an opportunity to engage world-wide broadcasters looking to fill their schedules with HDTV material... [more]

Upwind Scottish Jig for Calais Round Britain Race
By Agence Blanco Negro,
Eventually free of the fog today as they leave Ireland in their wake, leaders PRB, VM Materiaux and Temenos are set to reach Saint Kilda, West of the Outer Hebrides early tomorrow. The whole fleet are making very similar speeds upwind in a tacking frenzy up the Scottish coast... [more]

Luna Rossa Cuptoon: June 6 Grazie, ragazzi
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]

Top names contesting RS:X European Championships
By Event media,
The stage is set for seven days of blistering competition with many nations taking a hard look at their athletes with a view to each selecting the one man and one woman who will go to China in 2008.... [more]

ISAF World Match Race Rankings - June
Ian WILLIAMS (GBR) holds on to the world 1 spot, keeping the on form Mathieu RICHARD (FRA) at bay. There is no stopping Claire LEROY (FRA) as the French skipper holds the world 1 spot for the 20th consecutive release of the Women’s ISAF World Match Race Rankings.... [more]

Parking lot in Calais Round Britain Race
By Caroline Ayling,
The light winds off South West Ireland have brought most of the fleet back together and the race will effectively restart when the wind fills in again. The crew will be working hard to put themselves in the best position to gain from the forecasted wind when it finally arrives.... [more]

Day One Rolex Farr 40 Europeans
A difficult day for the tacticians with only 7-8 knots of breeze, that started from the North East and ended up from the South East. A perfect day for spectators gathered to watch one design racing at its best. The secret seemed to be to pick the correct side of the first beat, establish a lead and trust one's judgment for the remainder of the race. Easier said than done, as two of the leaders after the first two races discovered in the third race, when they finished at the back of the fleet.... [more]

Inaugural China Cup - more than just a regatta
By Event Media,
The organizing committee has prepared a rich dish of culture from various parties for the enjoyment of guests. During the regatta, cultural and sports events, namely Golf Celebrity Invitation Competition, Economic Forum, Fashion Show, Art China, Beach Concert, Wine tasting party will add another, fun dimension to the competition. During the Regatta, sailors from the fields of economics, arts and enterprise will get together and have the opportunity to appreciate the charm of Shenzhen, a young and innovative city... [more]

Emirates Team NZ claims the Louis Vuitton Cup
By America's Cup Media,
The entire Emirates Team New Zealand squad climbed up on the prize giving stage to receive the Louis Vuitton Cup on Wednesday evening, after winning the fifth race of the Final, to sweep their way into the America’s Cup Match. The Louis Vuitton Cup trophy arrived in Port America’s Cup on the back of a paraglider... [more]

Fisher's View: Another first
By Bob Fisher,
Emirates Team New Zealand won another race against Luna Rossa to take the Louis Vuitton Cup by five races to nil. It is the first time that any team has won this trophy for the America’s Cup challenger series without suffering a single defeat. And for once, as Team New Zealand crossed the finish line, there were signs of jubilation – the sailors proved that they are human.... [more]

Thompson (GBR) challenging Slingsby (AUS) at Laser Europeans
By Gerald New,
After eight races completed at the Laser European Championship at Hyeres, Tom Slingsby of Australia retains his overall lead, despite a strong challenge from Nick Thompson of Britain... [more]

America's Cup long and winding road
By Gerald New,
The long and winding road has finally arrived at its destination - on the 23 June the 32nd America´s Cup Match will commence. Alinghi, the Defender, will face the Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, in a first to five wins series... [more]

Nigel King qualifies for La Solitaire
By Flavia Bateson,
Top UK yachtsman Nigel King has taken another step forward in pursuing his solo sailing career by successfully qualifying for La Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro, the top annual event for single-handers... [more]

Flying 15 pre-worlds event - day 2
By Gerald New,
For the second day of the Flying 15 pre-worlds event on the Bay of Pollenca, Mallorca it was the Irish pair, Darren Martin and Simon Murray who stormed to the top of the table after two more races... [more]

World champion takes lead at high scoring Finn championship
By Robert Deaves,
Only one race was sailed today at the Finn European Championship. The race win went to Walclaw Szukiel (POL) after a close battle with Dan Slater (NZL), but the current world champion, Jonas Hogh-Christensen (DEN) takes the lead of the regatta with a 16, 4, 17 scoreline... [more]

Top level turnout at Deauville!
By Kate Jennings,
Deauville International Sailing Week begins for real tomorrow with the launch of a training race from 1400 hours in the Bay of Seine. The second edition of this landmark event in Lower Normandy promises to be entertaining with no less than 80 boats participating in numerous important races, which have come from all around France, as well as Great Britain, Belgium and Holland... [more]

Calais Round Britain fleet stay in close contact
By Agence Blanco Negro,
At 1600 hours (French time) the fleet of the Calais Round Britain had squeezed back into a 70 mile slot from head to tail, midway up the West coast of Ireland so it’s game on once more for the whole fleet. The top trio PRB, VM Materiaux and Temenos are in contact, less than 3 miles apart... [more]

Emirates Team NZ put away Luna Rossa 5-0
By America's Cup Media,
Emirates Team New Zealand won its fifth consecutive race of the Final to sweep the Louis Vuitton Cup 5-0 and advance to the America’s Cup Match. Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge put up a brave fight in this final contest on Wednesday afternoon, but were no match for the mighty Kiwis... [more]

Andy Davis wins Open Dutch Solo National Champions
By Pieter Jelle Jongejans,
Under varying, but not too heavy conditions the Open Dutch National Championship for the Solo Class was sailed on the Ijsselmeer near the town of Hoorn from May 26 to May 28 2007. After eight races spread over three days Andy Davis (GBR) took the title... [more]

Slingsby leads the Laser European Championship
By Sail-World,
Australian Tom Slingsby leads the Laser European Championship, from Michael Leigh (CAN) and Nick Thompson (GBR)... [more]

Luna Rossa Cuptoon: Flying Kiwis
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]

Caffari and Aviva at the front of the pack
By Caroline Ayling,
Caffari is at the front of the chasing pack, Aviva is currently the leading British boat. The forecast is for light winds, which will make it tough for Caffari to maintain her position considering the boat’s age and design. There are 11 entries in the Calais Round Britain race and the front runners are expected to take between six to seven days to complete the course. In a change from normal Open 60 racing the boats will be crewed by five people rather than solo or double-handed.... [more]

24 TP52´s line up for the Breitling MedCup
By TP52 media,
This year there are nine new boats that have been built for the Circuit. New designs as well as updating of older models – so who will have the competitive edge to sail in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic? The cards have been played and the crews are ready to see, who will be the overall victor of the Breitling MedCup?... [more]

Park Up for Leaders, PRB and VM Materiaux
By Agence Blanco Negro,
Out of the fog at last, a park-up is next on the horizon this evening as the leaders, PRB and VM Materiaux, plough into a zone of light winds generated by a high pressure system off South/West Ireland, giving those behind a chance to play catch-up. Just over 185 miles currently separate the frontrunners from the back of the fleet, the last of which rounded Bishop Rock around 1500 hours local time in France... [more]

Flying 15 Pre-Worlds event gets underway in Spain
By Media,
Grant Alderson and Dean Macaullay of Australia lead after day 1 of the Flying Fifteen pre-worlds event at the Real Club Nautic Port de Pollença on the Island of Mallorca, Spain.... [more]

At last Dean smiles! -
By Andy Rice:,
Dean Barker punched the air as he crossed the finish line of today’s decisive race, the first skipper to have won the Louis Vuitton Cup with a clean sweep. He even smiled. In fact he smiled a lot, as did the rest of the Kiwis, who did enough smiling and backslapping to make up for the past two months of tight-lipped stoicism that we have seen until today.... [more]

Finn European Championship - Day 1
By Robert Deaves,
Against all the odds, two perfect races were completed today in the 2007 Finn European Championship. Emilios Papathanasiou (GRE) won race one while Oleksiy Borysov (UKR) won race two. However the current overall lead is held by Eduard Skornyakov (RUS) after scoring a fourth and an eighth Tuesday... [more]

Quality turnout for Rolex Farr 40 European Champs
By Key Partners (KPMS),
With a little under three months to the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, small wonder a large, highly competitive fleet has gathered to contest the class European Championships which is being held during the Rolex Settimana delle Bocche in Porto Cervo, Sardinia... [more]

Sailing stars Keep it in the Dark
By Cathy Jenkins,
Sail 4 Cancer are proud to announce that the charity’s new ambassadors, Phil Sharp and Laura Baldwin, two of Britain’s most promising sailors, are supporting ‘Keep it in the Dark’, Sail 4 Cancer’s latest initiative to raise awareness of one of the biggest cancer risks facing people today – skin cancer... [more]

Fisher's View: Nailed . . . Without a Cross
By Bob Fisher,
From hero to zero in a few seconds, Torben Grael’s failure to pass ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand as they came together for the second cross, conclusively doomed the Italians to their fourth failure in a row.... [more]

Luna Rossa feels the pain in fourth loss
By America's Cup Media,
The Emirates Team New Zealand squad won its fourth consecutive race of the Louis Vuitton Cup Final and now sits one win away from a trip to the America's Cup Match. The Kiwis trailed early in Tuesday's race, but soon recovered to lead at every turning mark of the race course... [more]

New London Games Olympic logo row
By Media PR,
Bosses of the 2012 Olympics were plunged into a fresh row last night after spending £400,000 on a controversial new logo for the London Games. The organising committee unveiled a striking, jagged emblem as the official symbol for the Olympics... [more]

Luna Rossa Cuptoon: Ready to play the next card
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]

470 European Championship - Day 1
By Gerald New,
After the first day of racing at the 470 European Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece, Alvaro Marinho and Miguel Nunes (POR) lead the Men and Stefanie Rottweiler and Vivien Kussatz (GER) the Women... [more]

Calais Round Britain Race : First Break
By Agence Blanco Negro,
Of the 11 competitors in the Calais Round Britain race, a lively Jean Le Cam (VM Materiaux) has been head of the fleet since 08:00 hours this morning and is now 2.4 miles ahead of PRB... [more]

Windless start to Finn Europeans
By Robert Deaves,
No wind on day one of the 2007 Finn European championships resulted in the cancellation of all races today as sailors waited ashore in a vain hope that conditions would change.... [more]

Here are the America's Cup numbers and more . . .
The 32nd America's Cup in numbers - Here are some interesting numbers and statistics about life around Port America's Cup - 1,818,740 is the number of visitors in 2007 - 11,239,225 visits to - TV Audience of 928 million people in 2007 - 1,500 sandwiches are served at Defender Bar on Sundays - Over 50,000 articles have been sold at the America's Cup Superstore since April 1 2007 - The most popular selling item in the America's Cup Stores is the Murphy & Nye Cap... [more]

Win America's Cup History - 2 volume set
By Media Services,
Enter the Sail-World online competition to win a copy of Bob Fisher's An Absorbing Interest. The definitive history of the America's Cup. Its two volumes covers the drama, boat design, personalities and sheer fascination of the America’s Cup.... [more]

Confidence high for Caffari -Calais Round Britain Race
By Caroline Ayling,
Caffari started the Calais Round Britain Race yesterday in unfavourable conditions with thick fog and light, fickle winds. However, as the wind built during the afternoon, Aviva found the power to stay in touch with the lead boats. As dawn broke, Caffari received the exciting news that Aviva was in fifth place ahead of both the other British boats and even two brand-new boats, which did not follow the same route.... [more]

Contender Nationals - Graham Scott regains title
By Stuart Jones,
This was the forth time the Contender Nationals have been hosted by Looe SC and all have been memorable for the racing organisation, friendly welcome and convenience for families. This year was no exception and with 54 entries the class showed it was happy to come back again to shove off the sandy beach... [more]

Bruzdien is Finn class World Masters Champion
By Gerald New,
The German Finn sailor, Andre Bruzdien is the new Finn class World Masters Champion. Bruzdien finished with a score-line of 1, 1, 2, 1, 6, 1, 1 and a total of seven points, after discard, in the 136 boat fleet taking part in the championships at Los Alcazares in Spain... [more]

RS700 Nationals at Torbay
By RS media,
We have a National Champion! After a fantastic 3rd day on the water, Paul Bayliss has done it again. Will Paul sail tomorrow? He's started on the free Weekend drinks in the RTYC bar . . . .... [more]

J80 World Championship In France
By Denis Van den brink,
The J80 World Championship will be held in La Trinité sur mer, on the west coast of France from July 1st till July 7th 2007 and is to be one of France’s most important monotype events, as over 80 boats are expected with entries coming from as far as the United States and a strong French, German and Spanish contingent. France’s J 80 leader Eric Brezellec expects to give Britain’s Kevin Sproul, 2005 World Champion some strong competition.... [more]

Finn European Championships 2007
By Robert Deaves,
The 2007 Finn Junior and Senior European Championship has been officially opened at Spartacus Sailing Club on Lake Balaton in Hungary. Opening the event, IFA President Dr Balazs Hajdu welcomed the 94 sailors from 27 countries to Balaton, including 26 juniors... [more]

Vice Admiral's Cup 2007 - Day 2
By Fiona Brown,
The second day of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club's Vice Admiral's Cup was dogged by light airs. Fortunately for the Quarter Tonners (Class 4), Race Officer Robin Oakley and his team were on excellent form and did an impressive job of tracking what little breeze there was up on the Lee On The Solent shore to run three great short but challenging races... [more]

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