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Whatever your thoughts on what conditions the competitors at the sailing events of the Bejing will experience, it is without doubt that for them and hopefully for the watching millions a unique experience.China will be seen as never before by a massive television audience, that this view may be carefully controlled by the authorities. is a given, but such massive media exposure will, even for just a short time, expose the daily workings of a country that is for the foreign public, still an unknown.
Since its choice as the sailing centre, Qingdao, has raised questions. Not of the facilities, which were always going to be supurb given the unrestricted budget and resources that the China goverment would apply. But, of the actual sailing conditions. Qingdao has a tenedency to light winds and strong tides, but the two Olympic classes events held there were completed without major problems on the water. And, will have honed the race management to an awarness of what is expected of an international regatta of this importance.
Just in case, the Notice of Race includes the provision for a race series to be considered complete if just one race (of eleven) of that series is completed - recently the Moth Worlds at the next Olympics sailing venue went four days without being able to sail a race, although for an excees of wind rather than a lack of wind, so it's as well to be prepared . . . .
To bring you the News as it is happening, Sail-World.com will have four journalists and photographers, in Qingdao, with another four contributors reporting from the Olympic Sailing regatta. This means its coverage will be amongst the most intense by any sailing media group world-wide.
Sail-World will be publishing 20 Sail-World Qingdao Olympic newsletters, including daily newsletters during the Olympic regatta. These will be in the style of its very successful Sail-World America's Cup newsletters which achieved tremendous support world-wide.
For more information of how to advertise in the Olympic Newsltters or on Sail-World.com or to receive the Newsletter read the detailed article below.
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A million Sail-World Olympic newsletters TetraMedia, The Olympic Sailing regatta in Qingdao China is under a month away. The Sail-World.com UK and European-African websites will be providing more intensive Olympic sailing coverage than ever before with a million (1,000,000) dedicated online newsletters going to its audience world-wide... [more]
Strong winds for Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Worlds Event media, There was an international feel to day two of racing at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Arhus, Denmark where sailors from Europe, Oceania and Africa occupy the leaderboard top spots. The British team lead the charge in the 29er with two strong performances in both the girls and boys fleets, while the Cyprian sailors carried on dominating in the Laser and Boy's RS:X... [more]
Leopard mussels in for a record St Malo Race Trish Jenkins, Mike Slade's 30 meter Maxi, ICAP Leopard was the first to finish the Cowes – Dinard – St Malo Race race in the early hours of Saturday morning (12 July), breaking the race record with an elapsed time of 14 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds and an average speed of 11.61 knots. Bright sunshine was the order of the day at the start on Friday with a brisk south westerly breeze... [more]
International Moth World Championship images Ingrid Abery images/Sail-World, Ingrid Abery's images from the recent International Moth Worlds at Weymouth... [more]
Pegan beats Brits to Seth IFDS Multihull Worlds ISAF, The Seth IFDS Multihull World Championship had a perfect ending Saturday in Portugal. Hungary's Zoltan Pegan retained his world title in style, after winning the final race, at the Bay of Cascais, and ended eight points ahead of Graham Hall and 13 from Luke Barbanneau, both from Great Britain... [more]
International Moth World Championship images Ingrid Abery images/Sail-World, Ingrid Abery's images from the recent International Moth Worlds.... [more]
Ireland's Don O'Donoghue wins Dragon Edinburgh Cup Fiona Brown, The final day of the Edinburgh Cup, sponsored by Knight Frank and hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club, Plymouth, provided two thrilling final championship races, a hard fought crews' race and ultimately a popular and worthy new British Open Dragon Champion and Edinburgh Cup winner... [more]
Qingdao Beach is algae free Sail-World Asia, Mark Fullerton of Doyle Sails Australia and Doyle Sails Qingdao China, was not on Bondi Beach today. He was on the main beach of the resort city of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province in China.... [more]
Second Qingdao algae barrier in case of wind Offical Report - Xinhua News Agency, A stronger sea barrier was installed on Saturday off the Qingao China coast to keep algae out of the Olympic sailing venue. The first 20,000-meter barrier was completed on Friday, then a second 22,000-meter barrier which can block algae at wind speeds up to 30 knots, was assembled 100 metres outside the first one, local authorities said. More than 100 boats with 500 people worked on the barriers... [more]
Yachts gathering for British Classic Regatta Justin Chisholm, The waters of the Solent are soon to be graced by a spectacular gathering of some of the world's most famous and beautiful vintage racing yachts. The 2008 British Classic Yacht Club Regatta, which runs from the 20th to the 26th of July, under the auspices of the Royal Corinthian YC in Cowes, features six days of racing and has attracted an entry of more than forty classic craft... [more]
Uka Uka Racing leads Melges 32 edition Justin Chisholm, Day two of the Cala De'Medici – Rosignano edition of the 2008 Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series produced three exciting races sailed in bright sunshine, ten to twelve knots of breeze and a short chop. With four races sailed, the consistency shown by Claudio Recchi's Uka Uka Racing has given them a two point overall lead from Massimo and Stefano Leporati's Kismet... [more]
Near Miss takes lead - GP42 Trofeo de la Reina Cup International GP42 Association media, Near Miss, the Swiss GP42 yacht flying the colors of the Société Nautique de Genève, swept on the second day of the Trofeo de la Reina Rolex, scoring two firsts and a fourth. The top three spots of the event are now held by a Swiss and two Italian teams.... [more]
Banco Espirito Santo wins DHL Trophy - RC 44 Cup Bernard Schopfer, The wind was not at its best on Lake Garda today for the long distance DHL Trophy - Malcesine SLAM Cup. However, the nine RC 44's managed to sail an interesting regatta. Banco Espirito Santo made the best out of the conditions to win the race, ahead of Team Hiroshi – Città di Milano and Ceeref. Armando Giulietti's Team Hiroshi is now alone at the top of the fleet race ranking.... [more]
Karl Purdie of New Zealand wins OK Worlds Robert Deaves, On the final day of the Bombardier OK Dinghy World Championship in Warnemünde, Germany, only one race was possible because of violent storms crossing the course area. Though regatta leader Karl Purdie from New Zealand performed badly under pressure, placing 16th, it was enough to take the title by just four points. Defending champion, Britain's Nick Craig finished second... [more]
Tour de France Sailing Race: Royan leg Anatole Lucet, Two-hundred sailors left Lorient yesterday at 8pm on their twenty-seven M 30s, bound to Royan. A few hours after the departure, Courrier Dunkerque (Daniel Souben) took the lead in front of Belle-Île-en-Mer. Less than a minute after them, Toulon Provence Méditerranée - COYCHyères (Fabien Henry) and Elcimaï - Ville de Marseille (Dimitri Deruelle) are still fighting for the second place.... [more]
Sodeb'O: Icebergs in pea soup Kate Jennings, This afternoon, Thomas Coville and his maxi-trimaran Sodeb'O should escape the pea-souper off the banks of Newfoundland. 'At the moment, the most important thing is to escape this treacle as quickly as possible' admitted Thomas Coville this morning on the telephone.... [more]
Koning and Leeuwen take lead in F18 Worlds Media/Sail-World, Dutch team Coen de Koning and Jeroen van Leeuwen have moved into a solid lead after three of the six finals races at the F18 World Championships. Two wins for Hugh Styles and a power performance from Mitch Booth could not catch the young Dutch pair. French teams fill the second and third spots going into the final day... [more]
Royal Navy halts Dragon Edinburgh Cup Fiona Brown, The second day of racing at the Dragon Edinburgh Cup in Plymouth proved to be somewhat controversial. Although races three through five of the six race series were sailed, race five had to be abandoned on the instructions of the Royal Navy. Unfortunately the Navy had decided to move one of its submarines through the channel at the exact same time... [more]
BMW Oracle wins RC44 Malcesine Slam Cup Match race Bernard Schopfer, The scenario of the match race event couldn't have been any better, with four teams sharing the lead before the last race, illustrating the closeness and the intensity of the event! Larry Ellison, Russell Coutts and their crew made the best of it; they are the 2008 RC 44 Continental champions.... [more]
2009 Snipe Juniors Worlds second qualifier Kay Kilpatrick, The second qualifier for the for sailors under 22 years old in the year of the Championship will be held in San Francisco Aug 1st and 2nd... [more]
Ireland leads first day of Dragon Edinburgh Cup Fiona Brown, Dubliner Don O'Donoghue, sailing Seabird with Brian Matthews and Mark Pettitt, proved to have the luck of the Irish today winning both races to lead the Dragon Edinburgh Cup.... [more]
Cammas leads - Gold fleet decided at F18 Worlds Media, Groupama skippers Franck Cammas and Jeremy LaGarrigue have taken the lead after six races. In second are Coen de Koning and Jeroen van Leeuwen of the Netherlands. A fantastic result for Australians Andrew Landenberger and Felix Egner who have moved into third place overall at 21 points. Britain's Hugh Styles and Adam Piggott, had a second and third to move them up into eighth place overall... [more]
Gold fleet decided at F18 Worlds - Cammas leads Media, Groupama skippers Franck Cammas and Jeremy LaGarrigue have taken the lead after six races. In second are Coen de Koning and Jeroen van Leeuwen of the Netherlands. A fantastic result for Australians Andrew Landenberger and Felix Egner who have moved into third place overall at 21 points. Britain's Hugh Styles and Adam Piggott, had a second and third to move them up into eighth place overall... [more]
Moths race at last - Racing on Worlds Day 5 Alexandra Harris, After four days of howling winds, the 99 boat 2008 Moth World Championship fleet raced today in Weymouth UK. Andrew McDougall of Australia leads after four races with another Aussi, John Harris in second - Thierry Martinez was on the water for today's four races. Here are a few of his images... [more]
Form Guide for Volvo Youth Sailing Worlds Sophie Luther, On 12 July, over 250 of the world's best young sailors will line up for the opening races at the 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Århus, Denmark, but who will be leading the charge for medals?... [more]
European Melges 32 fleet gathers for Round 3 Justin Chisholm, The European Melges 32 fleet are gathering at Cala de Medici Marina near Rosignano Solvay (Livorno) for round three of the 2008 Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series.... [more]
Lead shared Day One - RC44 Malcesine Slam Cup Bernard Schopfer, The nine RC 44's involved in the RC 44 Malcesine SLAM Cup completed six flights in ideal conditions. Cameron Appleton's Team Aqua shares the lead with Sébastien Col's Hiroshi – Città di Milano. James Spithill's Team Ceeref is only one point away whilst Dean Barker's Banco Espirito Santo and Larry Ellison's BMW ORACLE Racing are two points behind with three more flights to complete.... [more]
Dutch and French battle for lead of F18 Worlds Event media, The F18 Class World Championships celebrated day 2 of the competition with an earlier start and a good 8-12 knots of wind to the joy of teams, organisers and onlookers alike, close to the beaches of Nigran, Spain. Mischa Heemskirk and Bastian Tentij (NED) lead after four races completed. French team Jean-Christophe Mourniac and Franck Citeau had a 1st and 2nd. Britain's Hugh Styles is 13th.... [more]
SB3 Worlds Entry Raised to 150 boats Event media, With the limit of 120 entries for the SB3 World Championship already reached, the organising committe have announced that they have been able to raise the entry limit to 150 - The SB3 Worlds are due to take place in Ireland in Dublin Bay, hosted by the National YC... [more]
Nick Craig keeps the pressure on at OK Worlds Robert Deaves, With winds strong enough to blow dogs off chains, sore legs and weary arms were the order of the day on day two of the Bombardier OK Dinghy World Championships in Warnemünde, Germany. New Zealander Karl Purdie maintained his overnight lead with two second places, while defending world champion Nick Craig of Britain posed his first serious challenge with a 3, 1 scoreline... [more]
Laser SB3 Worlds Entry Raised to 150 boats Event media, With the limit of 120 entries for the Laser SB3 World Championship already reached, the organising committe have announced that they have been able to raise the entry limit to 150 - The Laser SB3 Worlds are due to take place in Ireland in Dublin Bay, hosted by the National YC... [more]
Sodeb'O on countdown - Nth Atlantic Record attempt Sodeb'O Voile, Thomas Coville should cross the start line off Ambrose Light tomorrow morning, Wednesday 9th July, between 0600 and 1200 UT, to start his solo North Atlantic record attempt.... [more]
Rob Campbell wins Dragon South Coast Championship Fiona Brown,, Despite some wet and windy conditions, twenty-one Dragon crews from the UK, France, the USA and Ireland enjoyed three days of incredibly close racing at the Dragon South Coast Championship, hosted by the Royal Western YC. Ultimately, International Dragon Class Chairman Rob Campbell from Burnham-on-Crouch, crewed by Mark Ellis and Matt Walker, the only team to win two races, took the regatta... [more]
Pinnell/Gibbon take 505 Title at gale hit Champs 505/Ross, Forty International 505's arrived at Lymington Town Sailing Club on Wednesday evening with the hope that the forecast was wrong, but unfortunately it turned out to be spot on. In a series reduced to two days by the gale force winds, Ian Pinnell and Carl Gibbon from HISC were the eventual winners. Second were Terry Scutcher and Christian Diebitsch from Shotley SC... [more]
J/24 Nationals and a watery end for Delinquent Event media, After racing was cancelled due to high winds on the first day, the fleet was chomping at the bit to get out on the water on day two of the 30th Anniversary J/24 nationals in Weymouth. For Juvenile Delinquent' it was a watery time, they had a huge wipe out filling the boat with water. It was clear to the crew that the boat was going down so they abandoned ship to the safety of a nearby rib... [more]
Seth IFDS Multihull World Championship 2008 Eventmedia, Zoltan Pegan from Hungary started his defence of the IFDS Multihull World Championship title well, winning the first two races of the Seth Cascais Worlds, which is taking place in Cascais, Portugal until Saturday. there are ten British competitors. Graham Hall is the best placed British competitor in second place, with John Draper in third and Elizabeth Eaton fourth... [more]
Keelboat Events 01/10/06 Regattas, Open Meetings and Championship events for inshore keelboats - including the Dragon, Etchells, Soling, RS Elite, Daring etc... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.one.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=886
The RC 44 is a light displacement high performance One Design sailing boat. It was designed by three-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts, together with naval architect Andrej Justin.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.one.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=1089
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