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Repairs for Puma, Delta Lloyd's surprise - VOR
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Their job list might not be huge, but PUMA Ocean Racing's general manager Kimo Worthington is keeping his staff busy until the fleet departs for Cochin, India on November 15. Team Delta Lloyd shore manager Jeff Condell admitted he was surprised by the lack of damage sustained by his boat during the first leg of the VOR.... [more]

Third place for Team Origin at CNEV regatta
Annabel Merrison,
The final day of the CNEV regatta in Valencia, Spain, saw some of the closest racing yet. The results were similar to the previous day with Alinghi gaining two more firsts, Luna Rossa two more seconds and the Spanish and Team Origin with a third and fourth each... [more]

Cumbley is Solo End of Season Champion
Claire Clark,
Sixty-six entrants made their way to Draycote Water SC on Saturday 8 November for the last event in the Solo Class Championship Calendar, the End of Season Championships. Charlie Cumbley of Teign Corinthian SC was the eventual winner... [more]

Stamm collides with fishing boat returns to dock
Vendee Globe/Th Martinez images,
At around 20:00 French time Sunday, Bernard Stamm had a collision with a fishing boat while he was working inside the yacht. The bowsprit of Cheminees Poujoulat is broken and after assessment by the skipper cannot be repaired at sea... [more]

WSSR ratifies two new world records
The WSSR Council announces the ratification of two new world records for the Yacht Hydroptère.... [more]

ISAF 2008 Women's match racing hot topic in Madrid
ISAF Media,
It was full steam ahead in the meeting rooms of Madrid as day four of the ISAF Annual Conference threw the spotlight on women's match racing at the 2012 Olympic Games.... [more]

Thomson makes it to start, BT early joint leader
Various Vendee Globe media,
Early news from the Vendee Globe. At the first official rankings for the Vendée Globe 2008 published at 1500 GMT, Seb Josse onboard BT shares the lead with Marc Guillemot on Safran. Alex Thomson has made the start of the Vendée Globe 2008, crossing the startline on port tack at 13.02 local time today. Aboard Gitana Eighty, Loïck Peyron opted to benefit from the right hand side of the race zone.... [more]

Alinghi wins AC event at CNEV's annual regatta
Neus Jordi,
Alinghi won again both races in the ACC regatta and this means that the Swiss team is the overall winner of the 2nd Desafío Español, CNEV's annual regatta... [more]

Week four of the Portimão Global Ocean Race
Brian Hancock,
Week four of the Portimão Global Ocean Race has all been about gains, or losses, depending upon your perspective. Early in the week a low pressure cell spinning off the South American coast gave co-skippers Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme a fast ride on a direct course for Cape Town.... [more]

Dominique Wavre returns to port after Vendee start
Veronique Teurlay,
The shore crew of Temenos are working hard to fix the electrical problems which forced Dominique Wavre to sail back to Port Olonna. Dominique Wavre: 'Already this morning, when I was leaving the pontoon, the electric system was a bit doubtful. Once out at sea, I realised that it wasn't charging. The batteries were losing their power all the time.'... [more]

Images from the Vendee Globe start
Thierry Martinez images/Media,
Thierry Martinez images of 2008 Vendee Globe start in Les Sables d'olonne France.... [more]

Vendee Globe start
Event media,
With one minute to go it was Foncia who was closest to the line, but at the gun Mike Golding on Ecover 3 was ahead — too early of a few seconds, he was called OCS and returned. Algimouss was then the 1st Open 60 to cut the line in this 6th edition of the Vendee Globe.... [more]

Vendee Globe - Teams ready for Sunday start
Event media,
By six o'clock Sunday morning, the shore teams were already busy down on the Vendée Globe pontoon putting the final touches to the preparation of the boats before the start. British skipper Dee Caffari was the first sailor to cast off the dock at Les Sables d'Olonne. She and Aviva were sent off by Race Director Denis Horeau and Philippe De Villiers, president of the Vendée region... [more]

Advertising and Youth Worlds - ISAF Conference
ISAF Media,
The ISAF Annual Conference got into full swing on day three in Madrid, with the ISAF Classes Committee and Youth Worlds Sub-Committee meetings taking centre stage.... [more]

12 teams named for Louis Vuitton Pacific Series
Keith Taylor,
Louis Vuitton announced today that 12 teams from 11 countries will compete in the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in Auckland starting on January 30 2009. Making the announcement at the New Zealand embassy in Paris, New Zealand ambassador Sarah Dennis joined the chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton in welcoming the participating teams.... [more]

Reflections on Leg 1, looking to Leg 2 of Volvo OR
Volvo Ocean Race media,
With the Volvo Ocean Race fleet now safely ensconced in Cape Town, the shore crews are tackling job lists while the sailors recover. The teams, certainly, are looking ahead to leg two to Cochin, India, with the race start just one week away. But it may be instructive to look back over the past three weeks as well.... [more]

Alinghi leads AC class at CNEV annual regatta
Neus Jordi,
Alinghi showed today why it is the Defender of the America's Cup. SUI 100, after being on the cradle for over a year has won both ACC races with style at the Club Náutico Español de Vela annual regatta... [more]

ISAF Annual Conference underway in Madrid
The ISAF Annual Conference is underway in Madrid, Spain with the 2012 Olympic sailing equipment and the vote for the next President and Vice-Presidents amongst the key issues set to be decided.... [more]

Baptism of fire awaits Vendée Globe newcomers
Vendée Globe media,
For the Vendée Globe veterans start day will be a heady cocktail of déjà vu rushing into an immediate test of seamanship and brinksmanship. Those old hands, the likes of Wavre, Golding, Desjoyeaux, Peyron, may be better equipped mentally to deal with the inevitable flood of dockside emotions.... [more]

Nervous wait for skippers to start of Vendée Globe
Vendée Globe,
For the sailors getting ready to set sail in 24 hours at the start of the non-stop single-handed round the world voyage, these final moments ashore are packed with contradictory emotions, making this an extremely difficult moment to get through.... [more]

Irish Navy find record drugs haul on 65ft Yacht
BW Media News Roundup,
Cocaine worth an estimated £400m was seized by the Irish navy on Wednesday night when armed teams stormed a 65ft yacht in the Atlantic, 150 nautical miles off the south-west coast of Ireland in gale force winds and seven metre waves. On board they found what they were looking for - 75 bales of Cocaine, believed to be the larget drugs seizure in Europe this year... [more]

Alinghi and Origin tied in first place on Day 1,
Regardless of what one might opine about the CNEV, it was great to see the 4 America's Cup boats racing this afternoon off the Malvarosa beach in Valencia. Not only did we get the chance to see some nice sailing, unfortunately in light winter conditions, we watched Team Origin maker its fist official appearance as well as the return of a new Luna Rossa with Peter Holmberg at the helm.... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race Fleet analysis - Bouwe Bekking
Bouwe Bekking,
Volvo Ocean Race fleet is now safely in Cape Town at the end of Leg 1. Bouwe Bekking analyses the fleet and the immediate tasks ahead.... [more]

Coutts: 'Louis Vuitton a big boost for sailing'
BMW ORACLE Racing Media Team,
With the action underway on various fronts in the America's Cup, the BMW Oracle Media Team conducted a debrief with their CEO and skipper, Russell Coutts on the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series and his views on the on going debate between his long time friend, and Alinghi counterpart, Brad Butterworth over the 33rd America's Cup.... [more]

Vendée Globe fleet in countdown mode
Véronique Teurlay,
Two days to go until the start of the sixth Vendée Globe and the big unanswered question which still prevails, public, media and skipper alike, is predicting who will win the biggest and most wide open round the world race ever?... [more]

Good sailing as the race tightens - Portimão GOR
Brian Hancock,
The race has tightened considerably as a weak front sweeps across the South Atlantic bringing strong winds and some superb sailing to the leaders of the Portimão Global Ocean Race.... [more]

Team Origin wins first ‘Cup' race
Annabel Merrison,
Team Origin won the first ‘Cup' race in the CNEV regatta in Valencia and took third place in race two to share the overnight leaderboard with Alinghi who finished third and first... [more]

Dee Caffari ready to attempt new World Record
Caroline Ayling,
British yachtswoman Dee Caffari to attempt new world record. Caffari is attempting to become the first woman to sail solo and non-stop both ways around the world. The solo skipper, sponsored by the world's fifth largest insurance group Aviva since her first world record voyage in 2005/06, will start the Vendée Globe yacht race at 12:02 (GMT) on Sunday 9 November... [more]

Modified SB3 for Rolex Miami OCR
Rolex Miami OCR women's match racers will use a modified SB3 for the 2009 Rolex Miami OCR event. The regatta will feature twelve SB3 boats with conventional spinnaker and hiking straps and will be supported by the LaserPerformance's event team... [more]

Discovery Route record for Francis Joyon
Francis Joyon on maxi trimaran IDEC has set a new Discovery Route record of 9 days, 20 hours, 35 minutes. He crossed the finish line of the Discovery Route in San Salvador in the Bahamas today to 02 hours, 06 minutes Friday morning... [more]

ISAF meet to select 2012 Olympic classes
Richard Gladwell,
In Madrid, the ISAF Annual Conference is underway, with the principal topics being the selection of the 2012 Olympic classes and election of the Vice Presidents. More importantly for the future of Olympic sailing are the submissions from France, New Zealand and Australia on the way forward for the make-up of the sailing disciplines and the widening of the Olympic decision process... [more]

Racing teams ready for CNEV Regatta in Valencia
Neus Jordi,
The second annual regatta of the Club Nautico Español de Vela (CNEV) was presented Thursday in Valencia. Four teams on board ACC yachts and over 70 RN cruisers and Platu 25 will race at the 2nd Trofeo Desafí­o Español in Valencia this weekend. The fourth team to officially enter the ACC regatta is Luna Rossa... [more]

Nick Bubb to be Watch Leader on Leg 2
Volvo media,
Team Russia today announced that Nick Bubb (29) takes on the role of Watch Leader for Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. In another crew swap, PUMA Ocean Racing announced that veteran duo Jerry Kirby and Jonathan McKee will be rested for the leg to India - Shannon Falcone and Robbie Naismith will take their places... [more]

Can Boat Shows ride out credit crunch storm?
Gerald New,
The Boat Show season gets into full swing as a series of major events open across Europe. All will be closely watched for signs of any cutback in attendance and more importantly in order levels - Are the crowds buying or just looking? As the Credit Crunch storm continues to gather pace... [more]

49er Inland Championship – Grafham Water SC
Dave Hall,
The 49ers gathered for their last class event of the year, combined with the Ovington Classes inlands it was a very busy weekend. Paul Brotherton and Mark Asquith - although not a team now have done a bit of sailing in the past that turned out to be worthy winners of a very challenging weekend... [more]

Super Maxis to do battle at RORC Caribbean 600
Trish Jenkins,
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's inaugural RORC Caribbean 600 looks set to stage the first battle between the two 100ft super maxi's Leopard and Speedboat.... [more]

29er Ovington Inland Championship at Grafham
Keith Escritt,
With nearly forty 29ers, the 2008 Ovington inlands was keenly contested with the varied conditions producing clear and worthy winners. Tom Durham and Rupert Jones Warner from Emsworth Slipper SC were comfortable winners, with Adam Larvin and John Welton, Beaver SC in second place... [more]

Two Brits still fighting to make Vendee start line
Véronique Teurlay,
With three days left before the start of the Vendée Globe, for the two British skippers who have been fighting their own different battles to make the start line, the news remains mixed. Alex Thomson and his Hugo Boss shore team have had to contend with a chafe problem with their main halyard. Meanwhile Steve White trails in the preparation stakes.... [more]

Monsoon Cup 2008 – World Championship Final Round
Rob Kothe Sail-World,
The climax of the 2008 World Match Racing Tour is the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia, which will be sailed from 3rd to 7th December 2008. The Monsoon Cup is the last stage of the 2008 Tour and is shaping up to be the most exciting event of the year.... [more]

ISAF Athletes Commission launches new online forum
The ISAF Athletes' Commission has launched a new online forum giving Olympic sailors all over the world a chance to have their say on the issues affecting the sport.... [more]

Team Russia reflects on Leg 1 of Volvo Ocean Race
Team Russia,
Team Russia crew members reflect on the experience of Leg 1 in the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]

Gitana Eighty prepares for Vendee Globe
Gitana Eighty media,
In four days those skippers participating in the Vendée Globe 2008-2009 will one by one adopt the channel out of Les Sables d'Olonne. Loïck Peyron, the skipper of Gitana Eighty despite his status as race favourite conferring a busy schedule on him in these final days on land, hasn't lost his customary calm.... [more]

Mid-Atlantic match race in Portimão GO Race
Brian Hancock,
Portimão Global Ocean Race and the racing continues to be unbelievably close as the Chilean entry Desafio Cabo de Hornos and the British boat, Team Mowgli race neck and neck through the South Atlantic.... [more]

Finn photos wanted for anniversary book
Finn media,
To mark its 60th anniversary in 2009, the International Finn class is planning to publish an extensive photographic collection to record six decades of Finn sailing in style - Can you help?... [more]

Fireball World Champion wins End of Season Champs
Tim Saunders,
The Fireball fleet enjoyed excellent racing at Draycote Water SC on the 1 and 2 November at their End of Season Championship with 38 Fireball teams taking part including visitors from Ireland and Switzerland. Matt Mee and Stuart Bithell dominated with five straight wins... [more]

Vendee Globe - Final days to start
Véronique Teurlay,
The Vendée Globe pilgrims arrive in ever greater numbers, ready to bathe in the unique atmosphere that prevails in Les Sables d'Olonne with five days left until Sunday's start.... [more]

Images of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1
Volvo media,
Images of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 - Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race... [more]

Mayhem is IRC East Coast Champion
Dana Paxton,
With the defending champion, John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti, out of the mix, the 2008 IRC East Coast Championship title was up for grabs this past weekend in Annapolis. In the end, Mayhem, the TP52 owned by Canadian Ashley Wolfe, won IRC Class 1 and was crowned the overall 2008 champion... [more]

Ericsson 3 replace non-compliant keel
Volvo media,
Ericsson 3 have replaced their non-compliant keel and will no longer be penalised to the tune of one point per in-port race, one for each scoring gate and two for every leg finish. The keel arrived in Cape Town on Sunday, one day before the team crossed the finish line in third place... [more]

Winds kicked in, speeds up and life is good
Portimão Global Ocean Race Media,
The wind has kicked in and speeds are up for the chasing pack sailing down the South Atlantic on leg one of the Portimão Global Ocean Race. Another small area of low pressure has spun off the Brazilian coast and it is bringing some prefect sailing conditions to the Chileans aboard Desafio Cabo de Hornos and the British aboard Team Mowgli. The system is just starting to effect the leading solo sail... [more]

Australian Sailing Team Manager Applications Open
Alastair Snell,Yachting Australia,
Yachting Australia is seeking an experienced and highly competent full-time Manager for the Australian Sailing Team.... [more]

Vendee Globe - Four Oceans explained by experts
Vendee Globe,
Vendee Globe. To each ocean its own music. Four experienced sailors explain their views and what is ahed for competitors. And Michel Desjoyeaux press conference.... [more]

Telefonica Black finishes in Cape Town
Volvo media,
Telefonica Black, bruised and battered after a incident-filled first leg, have reached the santuary of the finish port of Cape Town. Fernando Echavarri's men crossed the line at 16:43 GMT - the final boat of the eight-strong fleet to do so... [more]

Green Dragon assess keel damage
Lucy Harwood. Green Dragon Racing,
The Green Dragon has been stripped, the sails, boom, bunks, kit bags, rubbish, spare supplies and mast have been removed. This morning at 1000 local time (GMT + 2), Green Dragon was craned out of the water and into her temporary home. The first job was to assess the damage to the keel. Last Thursday (30/10/08) Green Dragon was stopped in her tracks.... [more]

Dee Caffari ready for Vendée Globe after 2 years
Caroline Ayling,
Dee Caffari has begun the final countdown to the start of the world's toughest solo yacht race, the Vendée Globe. Caffari said she had been preparing for the Vendée Globe with the shore team for two years - the start line is going to be spectacular with 30 Open 60s and an expected 15,000 spectators on the water... [more]

B14 fleet Tasmania-bound after Ovington Inlands
Mike Bees/Mark Barnes,
With 11 teams' kit already Tasmania-bound for the 2009 World Titles, the Flying Circus arrived at Grafham with a slightly depleted B14 fleet for the Ovington Inland Championship. The final scores left Ronstan - Mike Bees and Ferret first, followed by Hyde Sails - Alan Davis and Toby Bardsley-Dale second... [more]

Team Origin in Valencia for Desafío Trophy,
What a difference a day makes. Valencia's Port America is buzzing with activity as four AC teams gear up for Desafío Trophy. All four teams that were officially announced, or rumoured to take part in the 2nd edition of the America's Cup class Desafío Trophy were very busy preparing their yachts... [more]

Damian Foxall on Green Dragon and Leg 1 of the VOR
Green Dragon media,
Extract of an interview with Damian Foxall from Green Dragon. 'It's absolutely fantastic, you know. Here we are with an Irish international entry in the Volvo Ocean Race and we are doing it justice. First, around the Fernando mark and fourth across the line, but we'd liked to have done better.'... [more]

White relaunches IMOCA 60 as 'Toe in the Water'
Vendee Globe media,
British solo sailor Steve White today re-launched his IMOCA 60 yacht in Les Sables D'Olonne (France), announcing that he will compete under the new name of ‘Toe in the Water'. The tenacious skipper has secured sufficient funds from a consortium of private backers at the eleventh hour to enable him to compete... [more]

Bekking reveals Telefonica Blue a handful downwind
Riath Al-Samarrai,
Despite Telefonica Blue being a handful downwind, skipper Bouwe Bekking is upbeat. 'We know the next couple of legs will be relatively light and its the light air where we have done really, really well,' he said.... [more]

Delta Lloyd arrives in Cape Town
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Ireland's Ger O'Rourke's last minute Irish/Dutch entry, Team Delta Lloyd safely crossed the finish in Cape Town to night at 2303 GMT (0103 local time), to finish the leg in seventh position. Ger O'Rourke said, 'It's been a big learning curve and it's not going to come overnight. I'm looking at this as a stepping stone for 2011. We're learning how to improve every day. '... [more]

Mascalzone Latino states their position on 33AC
Vincenzo Onorato,
With reference to the last meeting held on October 30th in Geneva among the Société Nautique de Geneve, Alinghi and the challengers to the 33 America's Cup, Mascalzone Latino apologizes for not having attended due to previous commitments and confirms its participation to the next meeting scheduled on next November 11th.... [more]

Composites a viable alternative to aluminium
Rob Mundle,
ATL Composites, based on Australia's Gold Coast, has again demonstrated the benefits of composite construction over aluminium in commercial vessels with the launching of the 24-metre long catamaran passenger ferry, Spirit of Hervey Bay. Two of ATL's most acclaimed products, the DuFLEX Composite Panel System and DuraKore composite hull planking, were used for the project.... [more]

Barkow wins inaugural Busan Cup Match Race
Eleven skippers from Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania competed in Busan, but the competition was dominated by Sally Barkow (USA) and Claire Leroy (FRA).... [more]

Agony or ecstasy in Portimão Global Ocean Race
Brian Hancock,
Incredibly, after more than three weeks of hard racing in the Portimão Global Ocean Race, Desafio Cabo de Hornos and Team Mowgli find themselves dead even in terms of distance-to-go. Indeed, the race continues and fortunately the flat calm conditions that plagued the mid-fleet boats over the weekend seem to be a thing of the past.... [more]

Push for some, break for others - Vendée Globe
Véronique Teurlay,
The Vendée Globe fleet enters the whirlwind final week before the race start. British pair Alex Thomson and Steve White who are still fighting to make Sunday's start line in the best possible shape, Thomson after successfully completing repairs to Hugo Boss and White whose last minute funding package has meant an almighty push to be ready.... [more]

Team Russia's Kosatka sixth into Cape Town
Volvo media,
Unshaven, exhausted and five places behind the leader, Andreas Hanakamp stepped off Team Russia entry Kosatka at the end of the first leg this evening and declared: 'I loved it.'... [more]

Petersson for second term as ISAF President
Goren Petersson is standing for a second term as ISAF President. The elections for the Officers of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), that is the President and the seven Vice-Presidents, will take place at the ISAF General Assembly on 15 November, held in Madrid, Spain... [more]

RS:X Youth Worlds set for Pattaya, Thailand
RS:X Event Media/,
The RS:X Youth Worlds will take place in Pattaya, Thailand, from 6 to 14 December, immediately after the RS:X Asian Champs which finish on 5 December. This is the first time that the International RS:X Class Association has staged a Youth World Championship outside Europe... [more]

Heissig wins RS700 Inland Championship
RS mdia,
This was inland sailing at its best/worst depending on your point of view. Overall Jon Heissig was just too cool in the shifty breeze to make many mistakes and took the RS700 Inland Championship... [more]

Joyon loses advantage on Coville
Francis Joyon on IDEC has lost two thirds of the advantage he had managed to build on the time of Thomas Coville in the first four days of sailing on the Route of Discovery... [more]

Telefonica Blue finishes Leg 1 Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Telefonica Blue crossed the finish line in Cape Town at 11:18:37 GMT to take fifth place on leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]

Move to change Olympic windsurfer for 2012
Bob Maxwell,
At this weeks ISAF meeting in Madrid amongst the agenda items is a proposal to switch windsurfing boards for the 2012 London Olympic Games from the existing Neil Pryde RS:X to a new Starboard built Formula board. ISAF required a board that would sail on three knots of wind. Normally windsurfers don't even go on the water unless it's more than 10-12 knots... [more]

Vestas SailRocket hits new top speed 46.75
Paul Larsen,
Paul Larsen, the Project Leader and Pilot for the Vestas SailRocket speed attempt reports. The wind was building up to top end as we headed up the course. I felt good and was determined to put in a big one. I wanted to set either the new course record or even better... to break through Yellow Pages old 'boat' record of 46.52 knots.... [more]

Col and Meldgaard-Petersen win Berlin Match Race
Event media,
Lotte Meldgaard-Petersen proved worthy of her rank as third on the international ranking-list, winning the Infiniti Women's Match Race 2008. Sebastien Col came first in the Men's Match race, ahead of Philippe Presti... [more]

Green Dragon finishes in Cape Town
Volvo Ocean Race media,
At 0712 GMT (0912 local time) today, Green Dragon crossed the finish line in Cape Town. She is the fourth boat to finish leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race, which was won by Ericsson 4 (Torben Grael/BRA). After being at sea for 22 days, 19 hours, 12 minutes and 35 seconds (22:19:12:35), skipper Ian Walker said, 'It is definitely good to be here.... [more]

Sunrise finish for Ericsson 3
Volvo OR Media,
Ericsson 3, skippered by Sweden's Anders Lewander crossed the finish line at 0408 GMT (0608 local time) today, after 22 days, 16 hours 08 mins and 50 secs at sea. She is the third boat to arrive in Cape Town at the end of the 6,500 nautical mile leg, which started from Alicante in Spain on October 11. Her stablemate, Ericsson 4, is already in Cape Town and flying the leg winner's flag and leadi... [more]

113 nominated for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Event Media,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is delighted to announce one of the largest fleets in a decade with 113 yachts nominated for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008, Australia's premier blue water event, with the close of entries today at 5pm.... [more]

A look over the transom - week 3 of PGOR
Brian Hancock,
Two words sum up week three of the Portimão Global Ocean Race. Beluga Racer. At the 21:20 UTC poll on Sunday evening Beluga Racer had extended their lead to almost 500 miles over the chasing double-handers, Desafio Cabo de Hornos and Team Mowgli.... [more]

Images from Melges 24 North American Championship
Bobby Grieser images/Melges 24 media,
Photographer Bobby Grieser – - captured the action on the final two days of the 2008 Melges 24 North American Championships.... [more]

Bostik facing 60 knots (Force 12) of wind
Clémentine Chaignaud - SailingOne,
During the night of Saturday 1 November and Sunday, the wind went from 35-40 knots (Force 8) to 60 knots (Force 12). The sea was heavy and sailing facing the wind became really complicated and uncomfortable'. A depression within the depression created exceptional conditions.... [more]

Bahrain Team Pindar named, Hugo Boss's night move
Véronique Teurlay,
With one week to go before the start of the Vendée Globe, Hugo Boss left the dock not long after dawn this morning for a full day of sailing with a seven strong crew on board. Bahrain Team Pindar was officially named ‘King Hamad' with carbonated rose water. Steve White's Spirit of Weymouth has been relaunched.... [more]

2008 Monsoon Cup
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