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21 Jul 2008

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Massey and Noble are I-14 World Champions
Andy Rice,
The only people to get wet in Warnemunde today were Archie Massey and Matt Noble, after they were thrown in the water for becoming the new International 14 World Champions. After waiting in vain for the wind to abate, the last race was cancelled and the I-14 Championship was complete. So the Anglo-American Massey-Noble duo were crowned World Champions... [more]

Fuerteventura Kitespeed Grand Slam: Day 3
Markus Schwendtner,
Racing at the Fuerteventura Kitespeed Grand Slam day two brought the conditions everybody hoped for: 25-30 knots, with flat water in the beginning and quite a big chop in the second leg. Top Speed of the day was set by Sebastien Cattelan (FRA) with 39.26 knots, an impressive speed for this conditions... [more]

BlackMatch win their first ISAF Grade 1 event
BlackMatch Media,
BlackMatch Racing report on a dramatic win in the ISAF Grade 1 Match Racing event in Sopot, Poland. Today was the final day of racing here in Poland and it saw us taking on the World 16 Eric Monin, in a best of 5 final series to see who would be the 2008 Sopot Match Champion.... [more]

Audi MedCup Circuit returns to Majorca
Event media,
After the challenges of a new venue, Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy just over two weeks ago, the return to the well known and well liked Bay of Palma for the 14th Breitling Regatta will see a fleet of 15 TP52's competing when racing starts on Tuesday for the season´s fourth regatta of six. Racing starts with the full 14th Regatta Breitling fleet due to take to the Bay of Palma for the Practice Race... [more]

Minoprio and Monnin in final - Sopot Match Race
Event media,
Adam Minoprio (NZ) and Eric Monnin (SUI) in the finale of Toyota Sopot Match Race 2008 Grade1. The second semifinal match was won by Eric Monnin, who defeated Keith Swinton.... [more]

119th Travemuende Week underway
Event media,
Gusty winds and squalls with hail offered challenging conditions for the start of the 119th Travemuende Week on Saturday. Sailors competed in ten classes on the first day of the huge sailing event in the Baltic Sea. Within the Travemuende Week 56 offshore yachts started their first leg of the fourth Baltic Sprint Cup to Karlskrona, Sweden... [more]

Fog and Sampans at Qingdao
Charlie Ogletree, T2 Racing,
Greetings from the 2008 Olympic sailing venue. Well, from Qingdao at least. The site doesn't officially open until July 30, so until then we are joining all the other teams that are working from nearby facilities and staying in neighboring hotels. We're about half way through our two-week training session here and it has been very productive. We've managed approximately ten hours of sail training... [more]

Celebration Spotlight on Olin Stephens
Barby McGowan,
Although there is still another day of racing to go this weekend and another four days of competition to come next week, today may go down as the most memorable at the New York Yacht Club's (NYYC) sixth biennial Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex.... [more]

X-Yachts Gold Cup International Championship
X-Yachts media,
It was a very close race when the Italian and Danish crews competed in the last race for the first ever X-41 International Championship. In the other X One Design class where X-35 is fighting for the Scandinavian Championship, a Danish and a Finnish yacht fought so close in eight races that they had the same number of points after the last race.... [more]

Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam – Day One
© PWA / Andrew Buchanan,
Antoine Albeau and Valerie Ghibaudo take an early lead on the opening day of competition in the 2008 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam. There was more upset in the opening round, when the fiercely competitive Josh Angulo (MauiSails, Dakine) struggled to dial into the fluky conditions, and ended up finishing last in heat two.... [more]

Skippers and crew ready Transat Quebec Saint Malo
Mer et Media,
7th edition of the Transat Quebec Saint Malo entered into the very concrete phase of the regulation instructions which will prevail during the race. There were more than 40 racers and skippers assembled early this morning at the appeal of the Race Management in order to receive the final specifications relating to the course of the Transat Quebec Saint Malo.... [more]

Simpson closes on Massey on big breeze day at I-14
Andy Rice,
Jarrod Simpson and Grant Rollerson won race six of the International 14 World Championships and closed to four points of the lead. It was a big day at Warnemunde with the offshore southerly wind shifting massively and gusting up to 25 knots.... [more]

Goodison grabs fourth Laser European crown
Lindsey Bell,
British sailing star Paul Goodison ensured the perfect send-off to the Beijing Olympics, by capturing the Laser European Championship title in Nieuwpoort, Belgium, on Saturday. It's the fourth straight European crown for the Skandia Team GBR sailor, and a timely boost for the 30-year-old from Rotherham before he heads to the Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao... [more]

A new keel for Temenos II
Kate Jennings - Expression,
Temenos II is back in her cradle once again at the heart of the nautical platform in the old port of La Rochelle. Following the problems encountered with the steel appendage during the round the world race, Dominique decided to opt for a carbon keel on his return.... [more]

A four part course between Quebec and Saint Malo
Kate Jennings - Expression,
A West to East race across the North Atlantic, the Transat Quebec Saint Malo provides the intrepid sailors that attempt it with a vast range of points of sail. The immense Saint Lawrence estuary emerges on the second part of the course, a veritable anti-chamber prior to the open ocean and the Atlantic.... [more]

City of Cape Town winner of ACCBank Cork Week
Event media,
Champagne sailing conditions returned to ACCBank Cork Week for Friday's finale that saw City of Cape Town sailed by South Africans Dave and Steve Hudson collect the overall Boat of the Week trophy for their win in the 40-strong Laser SB3 event... [more]

RS Eurocup – Riva del Garda - RS800 Fleet Preview
Ben Schooling,
The last of week of July will see the largest RS Eurocup to date take place at Riva del Garda – with the entry capped at just over two hundred boats. Competitor's thoughts are turning to blasting downwind in 25kts, whiling away the evenings with mates in Bar Ocha, a long morning lie-in before the wind kicks in, fine Italian cuisine – it can only be Garda!... [more]

More abuse for 505s at 2008 North Americans
Sue Athmann,
The heavy air excitement continued on Day Two of the 2008 505 North American Championship held at Cascade Locks, Oregon. Being sailed in the Columbia River Gorge, this year's competition is being held as part of the Gorge Games. 33 boats have entered, and more than a few have suffered some wounding in the extreme conditions of The Gorge.... [more]

Swinton leads after round robin - Sopot Match Race
Event media,
The first stage of the Toyota Sopot Match Race 2008 Grade 1 is finally finished. Eight teams advanced to quarter-final round robin. There is no surprise Keith Swinton (AUS) is still a leader with nine points.... [more]

Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam – Registration Day
© PWA / Andrew Buchanan,
The 2008 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam stands poised to explode into action following the registration of all the biggest names in racing. In total, 50 men and 15 women have signed up for the event.... [more]

12 Metres Rule the Day ay NYYC Race Week
Barby MacGowan,
12 Metres rule the day at New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport Presented by Rolex. The 12 Metres will be joined tomorrow and Sunday by another 40 classic yachts, many of which are Sparkman and Stephens designs gathered in celebration of designer Olin Stephens's 100th Birthday Celebration, being held in conjunction with this first half of Race Week.... [more]

Optimist World Championship Day 2
IODA media,
Day 2 of the 46th Optimist World Championship saw a further three races in slightly more wind than Day 1. Jens Marten (GER) retained his lead with a fine 1/2/5, results only bettered by Russel Kan (SIN) with 1/2/4. Kristian Kirketerp (DEN) moved into second place. Perhaps only in the Optimist Class could one see five of the six continents represented in the top eleven.... [more]

Jim Saltonstall Honoured for 30 Years of service
Jim Saltonstall was honoured on Thursday night at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, after 30 years during which he has coached some of the greatest names in the sport.... [more]

Massey smokes fleet on day 5 of I-14 Worlds
Andy Rice,
Archie Massey and Matt Noble bounced back to the top of the leaderboard in the International 14 World Championship, after winning both races off Warnemunde Friday. Aussies Dave Alexander and Cameron McDonald are second overall. Having won two previous races, Andy and Tom Partington had high hopes of climbing to the top of the leaderboard, but suffered a bad start and collided with another boat... [more]

2008 European Laser Championships - day 6
Event media,
Tom Slingsby scored a second in race 7 and another bullet in race 8 allowing him to stretch his overall lead over second place Paul Goodison to 11 points. Goodison scored a 26th and a second today but is closely followed by Vasilij Zbogar in third place overall. In the Men's Radial event, Poland's Wojciech Zemke took back the lead from Jon Emmett in the very tight battle for this title... [more]

Volvo Trophy goes to Britain at Youth Worlds
Volvo media,
Britain topped the medal table as the podium positions were decided on the final day of racing at the 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Århus, Denmark. The Volvo Trophy went to Britain but the fight for second place was a close fought one with New Zealand pipping Australia to the post with only two points separating them... [more]

Extreme 40 take to the River Thames in Record Bid
Olympic Gold medallists and world record holders will take to the River Thames on Monday 21 July in a bid to secure the fastest navigation of the Thames between Greenwich YC and the O2 Arena. Four-time Olympic Gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent will battle it out against Solo Round the World Yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur and a host of other top sailing experts onboard the iShares Extreme 40... [more]

Marine Electronics Singapore sales-service centre
Bob Maxwell,
Oceantalk, a leading Asia Pacific marine electronics distributor has opened a one stop marine electronics sales and service center in Singapore. Conveniently located in Sim Lim Square on Rochor Canal Road in central Singapore the new centre not only has full servicing capability but also a wide range of stock and brands.... [more]

Telefonica team announces latest crew members
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The Telefonica team have announced their four Under-30 crew members for the Volvo Ocean Race. They are Spaniards Pablo Arrarte, Antonio Cuervas-Mons, New Zealander Daryl Wislang and Michael Pammenter, of South Africa.... [more]

3rd Superyacht Cup Antigua set for December
Kate Branagh,
The 3rd Superyacht Cup Antigua will be held from December 9th - 12th, in Nelson's Dockyard on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua. This year 10 to 12 yachts are expected to take part, and already confirmed is the recently launched 'P2', the 38m/125' sloop designed by Philippe Briand and built by Perini Navi at their newly renovated Beconcini Facility in La Spezia, Italy.... [more]

Courrier Dunkerque is attacked from all sides!
Anatole Lucet,
Courrier Dunkerque is attacked from all sides at the Tour de France Sailing event.... [more]

The Gorge Knocks 505s Around At NA Championships
Story Mike Renda/Photos: Sue Athmann,
The 2008 505 North Americans kicked off with a bang with 20+ knot breezes and the level of carnage one would only expect from The Gorge. The Columbia River Gorge is in a geographically unique location midway between the cool Pacific and the hot dry regions further inland... [more]

Optimist World Championship Day 1
IODA media,
Day 1 of the 46th Optimist World Championship opened the regatta with a superb day's racing in a brisk north-westerly 15-18 knot breeze gusting to 22 knots. The German team, still celebrating the European girls' win by Paulina Rothlauf, were delighted by the double bullets of Jens Marten in the two races held.... [more]

Brest 2008 - a melting pot of maritime heritage
Kate Jennings – Expression,
The departure of boats is always laced with nostalgia but when it consists of nearly 2,000 craft, each with their own maritime heritage, culture and tradition, amidst an atmosphere resounding with sirens and horns in thanks to the whole of Brest for its warm welcome, the emotion as they cast off for new horizons is tangible.... [more]

2008 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Event Preview
PWA / Andrew Buchanan,
The PWA rolls onto Fuerteventura for the final stop on the Canaries tour. Hosting the action is the world famous Rene Egli Windsurfing Centre, which sits in prime position just a stones throw from the waters edge.... [more]

Will multihulls star in Transat Quebec Saint Malo?
Event media,
Franck-Yves Escoffier believes that the time has come for the 50-ft multihulls in the in Transat Quebec Saint Malo... [more]

Keith Swinton leads Toyota Sopot Match Race
Event media,
The Round Robin of the Toyota Sopot Match Race 2008 Grade 1 isn't finished yet. After 19 from 22 flights the leader is still Keith Swinton (AUS) with nine points in 11 matches , great crew work and a good feeling of the Diamant 3000 give him the power to win.... [more]

ASB Finn: 'Weed is still a massive problem'
Dan Slater,
Dan Slater reports from the ASB Finn campaign building up to the 2008 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Qingdao. 'The weed is still a massive problem and the last two days it has got lots worse. This has made racing and testing really difficult and almost unfair. On one ½ mile beat today I had to clear the rudder and centerboard six times. Some patches are up to 25m long on the course area. '... [more]

Slingsby & Multala continue to dominate Laser Euro
Event media/Sail-World,
Tom Slingsby of Australia and Sari Multala of Finland continue to dominate their events at the European Laser Championships in Belgium. Britain's Paul Goodison stayed in second place in the Laser, while Evi Van Acker is second in the Radial event. In the Men's Radial championship Jon Emmett recovered to the top of the leaderboard, with Zemke Wojciech of Poland in second... [more]

Titles settled at Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Worlds
Event media,
Records tumbled at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship with all seven titles decided, Great Britain secured the Volvo Trophy and a new generation of sailing stars emerged in Arhus. Cyprus and Great Britain won two titles, with the others going to Australia, France and Italy on a record breaking day... [more]

New RORC offshore race in the Caribbean
Trish Jenkins,
The Royal Ocean Racing Club and Antigua Yacht Club will run the first offshore race to circumnavigate the Caribbean Islands. This exciting new race will be called the RORC Caribbean 600. Conceived by a group of RORC members living in the Caribbean, the race starts on the 23 February 2009 off Fort Charlotte outside English Harbour, Antigua... [more]

High wind stops play at I-14 Worlds on Day 4
Andy Rice,
High winds off Warnemunde meant that no racing took place today at the International 14 Worlds. The plan is to run two back to back races tomorrow to get the event back on schedule. Australians Roger Blasse and Andrew Gilligan currently lead the series after three races. The lack of sailing has given sailors the chance to discuss the future of this high-performance development class... [more]

New l'Hydroptère sailing sessions in Med evaluated
l'Hydroptère media,
Alain Thébault and his crew train and sail between Marseille and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, as wind conditions permit on the speed version of l'Hydroptère. The new version of l'Hydroptère is an entirely new boat. For this reason, Alain Thébault and his crew have taken the time to proceed with the necessary adjustments and to take control of the boat... [more]

Sun shines on J/109 fleet at Cork Week
Assoc media,
The sun finally come out in Cork and the J/109 fleet had races 6 and 7 round a 3-lap windward/leeward course. Race 7 was the closest race of the J/109 Irish National Championship when the first four boats finished within 45 seconds of each other... [more]

Gitana Eighty has sights set on Vendee Globe
Gitana Eighty media/Kate Jennings,
A six week refit awaits the men of Gitana Team in order to round off the preparation of the 60 footer prior to the long awaited Vendée Globe, on 9th November in Les Sables d'Olonne.... [more]

Slingsby continues to dominate Laser Europeans
International Laser Class Association,
Tom Slingsby continues his dominance in the European Laser Standard Championship and two bullets bring Sarah Blanck up the leaderboard in the Laser Radial Women's Championship. Sarah is now in fourth place overall.... [more]

Ericsson Racing Team leave on VOR qualifying sail
Ericsson Racing Team,
Ericsson 3 and Ericsson 4 left Sweden today and set sail on their mandatory race qualifier. Ericsson has entered two boats in the 2008/09 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. The race crews will not return to Sweden until they return for the Marstrand stopover in mid-June 2009 during the Volvo Ocean Race... [more]

Half way through MedCup season game is wide open
Audi MedCup media,
So far the Audi MedCup Circuit has seen 26 races sailed in three locations with 17 different boats taking part and there have been three different individual regatta winners. The Breitling Regatta starts on Monday 21 July. The now standard 10-race schedule for each of the Audi MedCup Circuit Regattas will be continued at the Breitling Regatta in Puerto Portals, Majorca next week... [more]

Brest 2008: Spotlights Galicia
Kate Jennings,
Its Galicia Day and the country's colourful fleet of Dornas, Bucetas, Galleons, Lighters, Steamships and Schooners, are the festival's honoured guests... [more]

ACCBank Cork Week - Day 3
finely balanced leader-board at the front of the Super Zero class at ACCBank Cork Week was outcome of the third day of racing that sees Niklas Zennstrom`s TP52 'Ran' maintain a one-point lead over Dan Meyer`s Judel Vrolijk 66 'Numbers'. Both boats had a win apiece on the Windward-Leeward course in the light airs. Richard Matthews` GP42 'Oystercatcher XXVI' extended its lead of Class Zero... [more]

The Mini spirit engulfs Transat Quebec Saint Malo
Event media,
The harbour in Quebec exhibits not only a coherent sporting standard, but also a spirit or atmosphere you find in the Mini class. The seventh Transat Quebec Saint Malo begins Sunday 20th July.... [more]

Joint leaders on Day One Toyota Sopot Match Race
Event media,
The first day of Toyota Sopot Match Race 2008 ISAF Grade 1 is finished. 10 flights have been held today. The leaders after first stage of Round Robin are as follow -Torvar Mirsky (AUS), Steffan Lindberg (FIN), Keith Swinton (AUS).... [more]

Felipe Cubillos enters Portimão Global Ocean Race
Brian Hancock,
Cubillos is the most recent entry in the Portimão Global Ocean Race and along with co-skipper Jose Munoz will be proudly flying the Chilean flag from the stern of his about-to-be launched Class 40, Desafio Cabo de Hornos.... [more]

ValenciaSailing: Coutts - 'Ready for March 2009'
The German auto group will continue sponsoring the American America's Cup challenger. There was the usual talk about technology transfer between Formula 1 cars and America's Cup sailing. Despite the failure of BMW Oracle in the 32nd edition in Valencia, the presence of Russell Coutts was the main factor that made the Germans stick to Larry Ellison's team.... [more]

BMW & ORACLE Racing renew America's Cup deal
Nicole Stempinsky,
BMW and ORACLE Racing said today that they were very pleased to announce the renewal of their partnership in BMW ORACLE Racing, as they prepare to compete for the next America's Cup. Speaking at a press conference at BMW Welt, which adjoins the firm's headquarters in Munich, Russell Coutts, the team's CEO and skipper, said they were delighted to be renewing a strong partnership that is now enterin... [more]

Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2008
On returning to the race track for the fourth day of racing at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2008 in Arhus, Denmark, Judge Ryan and Hans Henken of the USA overhauled James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald of Britain to lead the Boy's 29er series by one point. This was the only change to the established leaders in the seven classes competing... [more]

Leaders unchanged at Laser European Championships
No change in the leaders of the Laser Standard and the women's Laser Radial after day two at the European Championships in Nieupoort, Belgium. Sari Multala of Finland once again winning both races in the Laser Radial fleet keeping her place at the top of the leaderboard. Australian Tom Slingsby stays in first place with a first and a second with Paul Goodison second... [more]

Tigh Soluis II leads J/109 Irish Nationals
D Apthorp,
The fourth and fifth races of the J/109 Irish National Championship were held over a trapezoid course on Wednesday and Tigh Soluis II and Beth of Five Star who sweept up in the third day of racing. Overnight leaders at ACC Bank Cork Week are Tigh Soluis II (16 points) from J-Dream (21 points) and Juke Box (27 points)... [more]

Blasse and Gilligan are new leaders at I-14 Worlds
Andy Rice,
After dominating yesterday's high wind race off Warnemunde, Andy and Tom Partington took the winner's gun again in moderate breezes for race 3 of the International 14 World Championships. New leaders of the Worlds are Australians Roger Blasse and Andrew Gilligan, whose 6th place today is enough to see them at the top, one point ahead of Mike Lennon and Andy Rice... [more]

Father and son lead I-14 Worlds on Day 2
I14 media,
Archie Massey and Matt Noble hold the lead, although Aussies Roger Blasse and Andrew Gilligan have equal points in second place.... [more]

Thomas Coville on Sodeb'Os North Atlantic crossing
Kate Jennings translation,
Sodeb'O was built and launched in Australia in June 2007, this 32 m long three hulled machine (105 feet) and 16.55 m wide (55 feet) craft is equipped with a 35 m mast and can carry up to 650 square metres of sail area. Coville now holds the North Atlantic record of 5 days, 19 hours, 29 minutes and 20 seconds (to be approved by the WSSRC).... [more]

Three inducted into OK Dinghy Hall of Fame
Robert Deaves, OKDIA Publicity,
Three of the most influential OK Dinghy sailors from Australia, Germany and Poland were honoured last week at the championship dinner of the Bombardier OK Dinghy World Championship in Warnemünde, Germany, by being welcomed in to the OK Dinghy Hall of Fame.... [more]

The merging of centuries at Brest 2008
Kate Jennings translation,
The ocean currents have swept right across the event with the arrival of Thomas Coville and his brand new Atlantic record, and the departure of the beautiful training ship from Rio de Janeiro bound for Liverpool... [more]

Bekking reports 'Med at its best' during qualifier
Bouwe Bekking onboard Telefonica Blue/VOR,
Skipper Bouwe Bekking, reports from on board Telefonica Blue, on the Seventh day of the Spanish team's two-boat 2,000-mile qualification run.... [more]

Yacht Club Monaco to host World Yacht Racing Forum
MaxComm Communications,
The World Yacht Racing Forum is pleased to announce that the Yacht Club de Monaco will be the official host of the first edition of the conference, under the Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, President of the YCM since 1984.... [more]

Cycle 4 Leukaemia appeal - please help
Mike Coburn appeal,
Shosholoza sailmaker launches epic 'Cycle for leukemia' Fund Raiser. Log onto to find out how you can help. South African sailmaker Mike Coburn, 35, who was proud to join Team Shosholoza in Valencia, Spain after recovering from a bone marrow transplant himself, is planning to raise funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust by cycling 1000 miles from one end of Britain to the other... [more]

Countdown to Quebec Saint Malo Transat
Event media,
The 28 crews registered for the seventh edition of the Quebec Saint Malo are getting back on board their boats from France, Germany, Belgium, Italy and England, interrupting an IRC season or Round France sailing race or the preparation for the Figaro... [more]

ACC Bank Cork Week - Day 2
Day two at ACC Bank Cork Week dawned with a solid south-westerly breeze gusting to more than 20 knots at times for the 410 entries gathered at Crosshaven. Boat-handling skills were tested across the variety of courses though the fleet did not escape without gear failure and ripped sailcloth. The Super Zero and Zero classes were at full pelt, blast-reaching on the trapezoid course... [more]

Britain lead in Volvo Trophy at Youth Worlds
Volvo PR,
Great Britain is leading a close four-country battle for the Volvo Trophy, awarded to the best-performing nation at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship. New Zealand follow the Brits in second place, whilst the defending champion Australia lie third, just ahead of the host nation Denmark. France, nine-time winners of the Volvo Trophy, complete the top five... [more]

Moths fly at Olympic venue championships
Fast Track,
Hosted by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, host venue for the 2012 Olympic sailing events, the CST Composites 2008 Moth World Championships drew to a close last Friday. In a diverse 95 boat fleet, spanning in age range from 17 to 65 years old, the event saw five female sailors taking part including three British ladies, one Swiss and one Australian... [more]

2008 Fireball European Championships
Tim Saunders,
Tom Jeffcoate and Dave Hynes of Britain won the 2008 Fireball European Championships from 56 competing teams from nine countries in a windy weeks sailing off the Belgium coast. Second were Alleaume and Perdon of France, with third Hens and Peeters of Belgium. The final results saw five British boats joined in the top ten by teams from France, Czech Republic, Ireland and two from Belgium... [more]

Extreme 40 Series joins Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo have announced that the Extreme 40 Series will be part of the on-the-water entertainment package at five of the stopovers during the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 - Alicante, Singapore, Qingdao, Boston and Stockholm with fleets of up to ten boats taking part. In each port, the racing will take place between the in-port race weekend and the leg start weekend... [more]

Entries for 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition
Sailors from 62 nations will take to the world's greatest sporting stage this August as they battle on the Yellow Sea at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Sailing Competition. Confirmation of national places has been received by the International Sailing Federation, along with provisional entry lists detailing the athletes who will compete across the eleven events of the Olympic Sailing Competition... [more]

Father and son lead I14 Worlds on Day 2
I14 media,
Andy and Tom Partington won race 2 of the International 14 World Championships by a barnstorming seven minutes, making the strong winds and enormous waves off Warnemunde look like a stroll in the park. Archie Massey and Matt Noble hold the lead, although Aussies Roger Blasse and Andrew Gilligan have equal points in second place... [more]

First day of racing J/109 Irish National Champs
J/109 media,
Monday morning saw the first day of racing at ACC Bank Cork Week for the J/109 Irish National Championship. After two races the overnight leader is J-Dream of David and Kirsty Apthorp ahead of Juke Box, Brian Moreton and Tigh Soluis II of Ken Grant... [more]

Laser Europeans underway in Nieuwpoort, Belgium
Event media,
During the first day of the Laser Radial Europeans in Nieuwpoort, Belgium two races were held in nice weather conditions with a westerly wind of 14 to 18 knots. Tom Slingsby of Australia and Sara Multala of Finland both got off to perfect starts in the Laser and Laser Radial Europeans. In the Men's Radial there is a three-way tie for the lead between GBR, GRE and POL competitors... [more]

Last races in the Atlantic -Tour de France Sailing
Anatole Lucet,
Current leader in the overall ranking of the Tour de France a La Voile, Courrier Dunkerque (Daniel Souben) won the first race and the last one was won by the amateur crew Saint Malo Purflo Team SNBSM (François Lebourdais). Leader in the overall ranking since Lorient, Daniel Souben's crew never won a single race in the Tour de France Sailing Race in seven participations!... [more]

Coville smashes Joyon's North Atlantic solo record
Sodeb'O website/,
Thomas Colville onboard Sodeb'O has beaten the previous North Atlantic solo record held since 2005 by Francis Joyon of 6 days, 4 hours, 1 minute and 37 seconds, by more than nine hours.... [more]

ACCBank Cork Week day 1
Light to moderate winds graced the 410 entries at ACC Bank Cork Week for the opening day of racing in Ireland's biennial celebration of sailing. There were full results across all 26 classes with light airs tactics proving decisive. However light airs and tricky tides didn't prove lucky for the big-boat glamour entries of the Super Zero fleet that saw a clutch of Transpac 52-footers emerge... [more]

Will Loy wins Island Barn Reservoir SC Solo Open
DG Clark,
Sixteen Visitors from 11 sailing clubs with ten home boats, met in fine weather with a South West wind force 2-4 gusting 5 at the Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club, West Molesey for the Solo class Thames Valley Series.... [more]

B14s at Weymouth and Portland SA
Mark Barnes,
The fourth round of the B14's travellers' circuit was held on 12 - 13 July at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Twenty B14s attended with close racing throughout. David Hayes and Sean Dwyer, MJF North/Sails, won the event with a race to spare, but the next three places were up for grabs in the final race... [more]

Qingdao Olympic Village ready to open
Beijing Olympic Media,
Images of some of the Olympic Sailing Village in Qingdao. The village is located in the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center with over 400 rooms which will receive more than 700 athletes and officals during the Olympic Games. It will officially open on July 27... [more]

Pomp and ceremony for Bastille Day at Brest 2008
Kate Jennings,
Swept by around 5-8 knots of WSW'ly, Brest 2008 has proved particularly popular this Bastille Day. Naturally, given this commemoration of the French uprising, today's guest of honour at this maritime extravaganza is the French Navy and what better opportunity to bring out the big guns?... [more]

505 Class Takes on The Gorge in 2008 Championships
Sue Athmann,
The Columbia River is the site of the 2008 International 505 Class Yacht Racing Associations North American Championships. On July 16th thru the 20th in Cascade Locks, Oregon dozens of International 505 sailors from the United States and Canada, along with visiting European sailors will take on the famous winds of 'The Gorge'.... [more]

Quebec Saint Malo Transatlantic - adventure time
Event media,
The Québec Saint Malo fully crewed transatlantic race, six days from the start of the seventh edition, is only one boat short of the 28 registered entries. French sailor hervé Cléris is expected to dock tomorrow aboard his 50 ft trimaran.... [more]

2008 Olympics Qingdao
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Clipper 07-08 Round the World Race
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Gitana 13 Record attempts

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RC 44 Championship Tour 2008

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Customised news feeds

Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes, customised in content, news category, for example dinghies, small keelboats or just monohull racing, or Region of the world and appearance.

CLICK HERE to view examples and get free news tickers for your site
Too much sailing news? Not enough?

Change the frequency of newsletters, from five times a week, three times a week to the weekly summary or even a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc.
 Change from Sail-World Australia Newsletters to Sail-World Asia Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe.