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Jersey Telecom Regatta - Day 2
By William Harris,
Competitors in the 9th Jersey Telecom Regatta spent another day in the sun but paid for it with light variable winds. First honours of the day in the IRC Class 1 cruiser class went to the Perkins partnership's Archambault 35, Abracadabra, with the Bedell Group Racing Team's Jackana winner in the second race of the day... [more]

Spithill's team top of leader board In SLAM Cup
By Bernard Schopfer,
Slovenian Team Ceeref, with Spithill calling tactics, dominated the third day of racing at the RC44 SLAM Cup. The five to eight knot winds challenged the sailors and the competition was intense. But it was the fleet’s newcomers, Team Ceeref, who dazzled their competitors and the many spectators.... [more]

Alinghi delighted with Arbitration Panel Decision
By Alinghi Media + Sail-World,
Alinghi, Defender of the 33rd America’s Cup, was delighted with the decision of the Arbitration Panel published last night. The Arbitration Panel ruled in favour on the validity of Club Náutico Español de Vela, CNEV, as Challenger of Record of the 33rd America’s Cup. The Panel also ruled that Société Nautique de Genève, SNG, had been obliged to accept the challenge as it was the first valid challenge... [more]

Glory at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
By KPMS with additional content from Sail-World,
Goliath beat David in the final race of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup when Germany's Hasso Plattner's Morning Glory sailed Australian Stephen Ainsworth's Loki off the course.... [more]

La Belle Classe at Monaco Classic Week
By Event media,
In 1994, the Yacht Club de Monaco began the bi-annual September event now known as Monaco Classic Week which takes place in Port Hercule and attracts spectacular and fascinating classic vessels from around the world. The event brings together early motorised day boats, vintage motor yachts, and classic sailboats in the Bay of Monaco... [more]

America's Cup Arbitration Panel confirms validity of CNEV
By Event Media + Sail-World,
This afternoon, the Club Nautico Español de Vela (CNEV) and Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), appointed Arbitration Panel for the 33rd America's Cup reached a decision on the ACAP 33/01 case, in the matter of the Protocol governing the 33rd America’s Cup and in the matter of an application filed by SNG on July 20, 2007 in respect of the validity of the challenge of Club Nautico Español de Vela ('CNEV') for the 33rd America’s Cup.... [more]

Get Set for the 2007 Holt Tide Ride
By Holt PR,
Leading performance hardware manufacturer Holt is again title sponsor of the Holt Tide Ride, to be held on the shores of Hayling Island on 15th and 16th of September. The Tide Ride is the first competition of its kind to involve high performance dinghies classes in an elimination slalom event held over short courses through to a sudden death final... [more]

Mueller is 2007 Dragon World Champion
By PR,
Germany's Tommy Muller, Vincent Hoesh and Max Sheibmayr have won the Aberdeen Dragon World championships on Sinewave after a light air series on Dublin bay cut short by lack of wind on Friday... [more]

Quarter Ton Class at Jersey Telecom Regatta
By William Harris,
Seventeen boats competed in the Quarter Ton Class on the first day of the ninth Jersey Telecom Regatta. Conditions were as near perfection as one might hope although maybe not stiff enough for some of the boats preferring the rough and tumble of more boisterous conditions... [more]

Record count equals six at Walvis Bay Speedweek
By International Speedsurfing Association,
Patrik Diethelm and Steve Flanagan (IRL, North) both managed to better their records from yesterday, while Philip Adamidis (GRE, Fanatic) and Dave MacInnes (NZL) set new national records for their countries.... [more]

Mormaii Ibiraquera Wave Contest preview
By © PWA / Brian McDowell,
Brazil’s Surf-Rich Santa Catarina State will proudly host the PWA World Tour from 9th through 16th October. The brand new tour stop is a full-status PWA World Cup. The fresh location will truly test the globe’s premium wave sailors in this bountiful season to justly produce the most worthy champion for some time.... [more]

Cockerill leads RS300 Nationals
By RS media,
A record entry of 31 boats were rewarded by perfect conditions for day 1 of the Gul-sponsored RS300 Nationals. Hunstanton at its sunniest best. Steve Cockerill topped the results after winning both races... [more]

ACM announces Tom Schnackenberg as consultant
By ACM Media,
ACM, Event Authority for the 33rd America's Cup, named Tom Schnackenberg as the class rule and competition regulations consultant for the design consultation period due to start on 15 September with current challengers... [more]

Alinghi claim dismissed by Royal NZ Yacht Squadron
Claims by Team Alinghi General Counsel, Hamish Ross that the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron was not incorporated during the period 1987 to 2003, when it was a Challenger and Defender of the America's Cup have been dismissed by Commodore John Crawford... [more]

Final Event for 12 Foot Skiffs at Torquay
By PR,
The final round of the 2007 Bartercard Cup for 12ft Skiffs took place at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club in Torquay over the August Bank Holiday week in almost ideal sunbathing conditions. Crews were greeted with wall-to-wall sunshine and light winds, and the spectators turned up hoping to see these awesome speed machines hurtling around the bay like last year... [more]

Extreme 40s to race in 57th Centomiglia Regatta
By PR,
The 57th Centomiglia Regatta on Lake Garda, Italy will host the final iShares Endurance Race of the Extreme 40 class for the 2007 season. From 8-9 September the Extreme 40s will join over 300 boats for the 100-mile race... [more]

Germany confirmed in 33rd America's Cup
By PR,
United Internet Team Germany, become the fifth official challenge to enter under the protocol for the 33rd America's Cup. After conducting usual due diligence, ACM sent the letter of acceptance on August 30th, making the German team the fifth official challenger for the 33rd America's Cup... [more]

Brits chase medals at IFDS World Championships
The double World Championship-winning Sonar crew of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas will be looking to complete an unprecedented golden hat-trick as the 2007 IFDS World Disabled Sailing Championships get underway in Rochester, USA on Friday, 7 September... [more]

Phantoms head for Nationals at Christchurch Bay
By Simon Childs,
Highcliffe Sailing Club are set to host the Phantom UK National Championships this weekend (Friday - Sunday) with racing in Christchurch Bay. With 50 pre-entries already confirmed the event looks like continuing the successful recent trends of the event, with sailing and socialising taking an equal priority... [more]

Inaugural Access Worlds concluded in Canada
By David Staley,
The final races of the Inaugural Access Class World Championships at Whitby Yacht Club were abandoned today with thunderstorms threatening.... [more]

Long day at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
By Rolex Event Media,
Race two of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup was a day of high drama. The 65 nautical mile Coastal Race took all four divisions all the way up the outside of the Maddalena Islands to Lavezzi and the southern tip of Corsica, returning back down the channel and beyond to the islet of Mortoriotto before a final return leg to the finish off Porto Cervo.... [more]

Supermaxi, Wild Oats, dismasted in Rolex Cup
By Rob Mundle,
Australian supermaxi Wild Oats XI, the record holder for the Sydney to Hobart race, was dismasted in dramatic fashion during Race Three of the Rolex Cup Maxi Yacht World Championship off Porto Cervo today.... [more]

Alinghi & ACM move forward with America's Cup
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
Earlier today, Alinghi, Defender of the 33rd America’s Cup, gave a progress report on preparations for the 33rd America’s Cup at the Société Nautique de Genève. This gathering marked the start of the 33rd America’s Cup campaign and a return to business after the August break. Brad Butterworth, team skipper was accompanied by Hamish Ross, general counsel and Michel Hodara representing America’s Cup Management.... [more]

Earls Court Boat Show Returns - 1 to 9 December
By PR,
UK sailing enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice this autumn with not one, not two but three boat shows taking place between September and January. New kid on the block - well really, back by request - is the Whyte & Mackay Earls Court Boat Show. Slotting into the immediate pre-Christmas period, 1 to 9 December and back in the familiar Earls Court venue, and yes the central feature will be the Pool... [more]

Geoff Holt sets off on final stages of Round UK
By Geoff Holt,
Geoff Holt was at Hayling Island SC Monday and Tuesday before setting off on final stages of his 1,600 mile Round UK project - We are sat here in the beautiful surroundings of the Hayling Island sailing club, surely one of the uk's most wonderful clubs with its excellent facilities... [more]

Qingdao – Sailing in China - a call to action?
By Lynn Fitzpatrick,
The 2007 Qingdao International Regatta Special was co-published by the information office of the Qingdao Municipal Government and China Daily. This duo prepared for this regatta with the fanaticism and focus of an Olympic athlete. Like the athletes, they have taken a tremendous, but highly calculated, risk in investing in sailing.... [more]

Steve Fossett missing and massive search underway
By Sail-World,
World aviation and sailing record-holder Steve Fossett is missing, feared dead in western Nevada... [more]

GBR Blitz at Gul Topper Worlds
By PR /,
The Gul Topper World Championship ended with Mike Wood the new champion but not before first the weather and then the protest room intervened. At 7am the wind was very strong with an average speed of 30 knots and racing was initially postponed... [more]

Southworth makes it a fourth J24 European Title
By PR /,
The 2007 J24 European Championship was won for the fourth time by Ian Southworth on Chris McLaughlin´s Immarsat GBR 4177. The winner of the Open entry was Daniel A.S. Glomb and his team on Bravissimo BRA 46... [more]

Ericsson Racing team opens base on Lanzarote
By Ericsson Racing Team,
A combination of Ericsson's two crews is now sailing to Lanzarote. Brad Jackson from the international crew, with four Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Races behind him, is in command for the voyage. Also onboard is Anders Lewander, skipper of the Nordic crew which, during the journey, will focus on selecting crew members.... [more]

TeamOrigin backs America's Cup Protocol
By PR,
Sir Keith Mills and Mike Sanderson, Team Principal and Team Director respectively of TeamOrigin, Britain’s challenge for the 33rd America’s Cup, will officially open the Southampton International Boat Show next week. Prior to the opening TeamOrigin is taking the opportunity to state its position on the Challenger of Record question - what one prospective team has called an invalid Protocol... [more]

Emmett wins first Radial Autumn Qualifier
By PR,
On the first weekend of September seventy Radials gathered at Pwllheli sailing club for the first of the Autumn qualifiers, to select the team for the World Championships in 2008... [more]

DoveBid to Auction Assets of 32nd America’s Cup
By Jessica Noach,
DoveBid will hold an online auction of hundreds of assets of the 32nd America’s Cup during 3 days in September. Assets up for sale include boats used by the Regatta Operations, IT equipment, golf carts and memorabilia... [more]

Ben Holden is Northern Contender Champion
By Duncan Ellis,
Burton Sailing Club played host to the 2007 International Contender Northern Area Championships over the weekend of the 1 and 2 September. After six races Tim and Ben Holden could only be separated on count back with neither sailor outside the top three all weekend - The championship finally going to Ben. Third place went to Bill Hooton who beat Duncan Ellis by one point... [more]

Sailor Gordon - Gordon Brown visits Olympic base
By Fast Track,
British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, visited the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, host sailing venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As part of his last official engagement before his Summer holiday (which he spent in Dorset and Scotland), Mr Brown was shown around the world class facilities of the Dorset-based Academy by John Derbyshire, RYA Racing Manager and Performance Director and Mark Stubbings, Chief Executive of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy... [more]

Gavia Wilkinson takes first race at Dragon Worlds
By Event media,
Britain's Gavia Wilkinson-Cox sailing Jerboa was the winner of the opening race of the Aberdeen Dragon World Championships on Dublin Bay Sunday, with surprise results for some of the top helmsmen in the 68-boat fleet... [more]

Caffari completes Transat Jacques Vabre qualifier
By Aviva Ocean Racing,
British sailors, Dee Caffari and her co-skipper Nigel King, finished their qualifying sail for the 2007 Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) race onboard the Open 60 racing yacht Aviva.... [more]

Dart 18 World title for Norman and Rogers:
By PR,
The Dart 18 World Championship sailed on Lake Garda finished with an all British podium. The winners were Dan Norman and Melinie Rogers - they won the last race and the Championship title... [more]

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