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Volvo Race - Telefonica Blue breaks daggerboard
Event media,
Just when everything seemed to be going right for Bouwe Bekking and his men on Telefónica Blue, it all went wrong again. The boat was loving the conditions, the crew were pushing hard, and slowly, but surely, climbing back up the leaderboard, when the crew heard a big bang, and everything changed... [more]

Mark Chisnell sets the Doldrums crossing point
Mark Chisnell,
Torben Grael and Ericsson 4 stumbled into the traffic last night, grinding to a halt and forced to watch as Anders Lewander and his Ericsson 3 boys found an alternative route to the west and pushed their advantage into double digit mileage for a while. The next three days is going to be about picking and having the right sail for hitting the Doldrums sweet spot... [more]

Plenty on lately for Green Dragon and VOR blogs
Various Volvo Ocean Race competitors,
Volvo Ocean Race - Tom Braidwood says there's plenty on onboard Green Dragon, Team Russia is enjoying the change in weather, likewise Delta Lloyd and on Ericsson 4 the pace of life is slowing. On telefonica Black its time for fixing things and drying out and on Ericsson 3 the crew are in a fixing mood. Read ON... [more]

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Event media,
For the Vendee Globe leaders Sunday morning feels just like Saturday morning. The sounds on board at the same, the weather is the same, the wind angles are very similar, the routine is settled, the pace is close but there is still no time to lose concentration and let the mind wander... [more]

Ainslie leads Team Origin in New Zealand
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
In the last week before the 2008 Monsoon Cup, the final event in the 2008 World Match Racing Tour, triple Olympic Gold Medalist Ben Ainslie will lead a Team Origin crew comprising Iain Percy and Australian Olympian, Finn sailor Anthony Nossiter, Christian Kemp will be trimmer and Matt Cornwell bowman at the New Zealand Match racing Championships... [more]

Booth/Nieuwenhuis win Aruba Catamaran Regatta
Aruba Catamaran Regatta media,
Mitch Booth and Pim Nieuwenhuis (NED) officially won the Aruba Heineken Catamaran Regatta for the second time. Mischa Heemskerk and Eduard Zanen (NED) were second and William Sunnucks and Simon Farren (GBR) third.... [more]

Team Origin - 2008, the Plus and the Minus
Justine Ozoux, Team Origin Meda,
Team Origin look at the plus and minus points of a year that started so brightly, looking to a 2009 America's Cup. Instead they have experienced a frustrating year, given the delays in the Cup programme but still managed to keep the team together, active and ready to move forward. Involvement of team members in a wide range of events has maintained the momentum with Auckland 2009 now the focus... [more]

Volvo Race - All-Ericsson lead in race to India
Volvo event media,
It has been an exciting 24 hours in the Volvo fleet racing towards Cochin, India, in leg two of the Volvo Ocean Race. Earlier this morning, Telefónica Blue (Bouwe Bekking/NED) who is right up in the hunt and fighting it out with the leaders, had Green Dragon (Ian Walker/GBR) on one side and PUMA (Ken Read/USA) on the other... [more]

Oz B14 sailors prepare for World Championships
Adrian Beswick,
Australian B14 sailors are taking the final opportunity to get some practice before the class World Championships in the New Year. The Annual B14 Australian State titles are being held this weekend at the Sandy Bay Sailing Club and have attracted a record entry... [more]

Peyron leads Vendee fleet into Southern Hemisphere
Vendee Globe media,
Loïck Peyron on Gitana Eighty lead the fleet into the Southern Hemisphere last night about 21h GMT. The skipper of Gitana Eighty is still 21.1 miles ahead of Seb Josse (BT). The top three remains the same overnight, Jean-Pierre Dick (Paprec-Virbac 2) third.... [more]

Sailing in company and other VOR Boat blogs
Various Volvo Ocean Race competitors,
Life onboard during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Cape Town. Telefonica Blue is sailing in company, everything is relative on Ericsson 3, two sail changes and a gybe on Delta Lloyd and on Puma the ride is cold and bumpy. Read on ....... [more]

Salvesen and Thomson reflect on Leg 1 of PGOR
Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson,
Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson reflect on Leg 1 of the Portimao Global Ocean Race. 'Saying goodbye on the dock is harder than either of could ever have imagined and tears flow freely. We have organised a junk to take everyone to the start line but we are joined on board by Jeremy's three boys until the last minute when they will be taken off by RIB.'... [more]

Brits head for Flying Fifteen Worlds downunder
Assoc media,
Nineteen British teams are heading for the Flying 15 World Championships in Melbourne this winter. The event will be held between the 9 and 15 January 2009, immediately preceded by the Australian National Championships. Leading the Brits will be Defending world champion Mike Hart... [more]

Gybing north towards Cochin - Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The Volvo Ocean Race teams are gybing to the north as they point towards Cochin, India. On the leaderboard, just 78 miles separates first from last after a week at sea. In a good breeze in a Volvo Open 70, that's less than three hours of advantage to the leading boat.... [more]

Sailing From Phuket to Langkawi - the Rally
Maggie Joyce Mariner Boating,
Snorkelling in warm clear water, swimming ashore to white, sandy beaches, pulling a meal for ten out of the water, grabbing a lift with a local to the market or shopping for a bargain in the tiny stalls in Phi Phi, these things are all equally important.... [more]

Any thing but boring says Telefonica Blue skipper
Bouwe Bekking,
Bouwe Bekking, Telefonica Blue, on the first week of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. A tough day in the life of a Volvo sailor', Bouwe Bekking wrote on Wednesday, after sailing day after day in winds consistently blowing 30 to 40 knots and waves up to 6 metres with '70% of the crew out due to a combination of flu, seasickness and throwing up'.... [more]

European Melges 32 Fleet - Winter Tune-Up Schedule
European Melges 32 media,
European Melges 32 Fleet Announces Winter Tune-Up Schedule, Sponsored by Audi.... [more]

YCCS to contest Loro Piana Around the Island Race
Barby MacGowan,
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has announced that it will participate for the first time in the Loro Piana Around the Island Race organized by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) and scheduled for Sunday 23rd November... [more]

Int'l 470 Class Association elects new Management
International 470 Class Association,
The International 470 Class Association has elected it's new Management Committee and President for a new four year mandate.... [more]

Fast and furious for maxi trimaran Sodeb'O
Kate Jennings,
Thomas Coville onboard Sodeb'O has travelled from Brest to the Canaries in three days. The skipper of Sodeb'O has had to readapt to what is a very special daily routine sailing his multihull single-handed: getting used to the boat's motion, its speed and the noises, as well as seeking to handle the permanent physical exercise combined with the nagging stress... [more]

GGYC America's Cup Newsline: Edition - 1
Jane Eagleson, BMW Oracle Racing Media,
'GGYC Cup Newsline' is our new regular report to the media and others interested in BMW ORACLE Racing's activities on the water, in the courtroom, and elsewhere. We'll cover interesting developments in the sailing community, and among sailing fans and sponsors. We hope you find it informative and well-written. As always, you can see the latest photos from Gilles Martin-Raget on our team phot... [more]

OC Events Success - ESA European Sponsorship Award
OC Group media,
OC Events were celebrating at the European Sponsorship Awards. Their joint entry for the iShares Cup, submitted in conjunction with iShares' sponsorship agency Progressive Sports & Entertainment Marketing, won the Business to Business Category.... [more]

Outright Speedsailing Record confusion
IKA statement,
We have encountered a lot of confusion about the ratification of the 50.26 knots run by Sebastien Cattelan earlier this year in Luderitz, Namibia, and the upcoming claim for 50.57 knots by Alexandre Caizergues.... [more]

Christmas comes early for Olympic sailors
The triumphant gold medal-winning sailors from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games reunited today, Friday, to receive an early Christmas present from Panasonic, worldwide Olympic Games partner and Team GB sponsor... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race head towards Piracy zone
Cameron Kelleher,
The seizure of an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia has placed piracy on the global news agenda over the past week, and the issue has become a talking point on board as the Volvo race fleet head north towards India - an exclusion zone will keep them in excess of 400 miles from the Somalian coastal waters... [more]

Vendee Globe - No record for Peyron
Moving progressively into trade winds sailing, Loick Peyron on Gitana Eighty maintains an increasingly solid looking lead of 20 miles from Seb Josse, (BT). Order stays the same in top five all today, Peyron, Josse, Riou, Dick, Le Cleach - the pace is two days behind that of Jean Le Cam in 2004... [more]

Ericsson 4 reflect on pirates - VOR Boat Blogs
Various Volvo Ocean Race Competitors,
Volvo Ocean Race. Reflection on pirates from Guy Salter on Ericsson 4, a good day on Puma, on Telefonica Blue the guys look like soaked cats, more fast sailing on Delta LLoyd and on Ericsson 3 the boat feels in great shape and the crew is all good. Read on ............. [more]

Dramatic wind drop as Volvo fleet heads north
Volvo Ocean Race media,
As the northernmost boats in the Volvo fleet leave the effects of the deep low pressure system they've been riding for the past several days, wind speeds are already beginning to drop and the forecast is that this is only the beginning. Overnight, PUMA tucked in behind the race leader, Ericsson 3, at one point crossing over her track.... [more]

Finally Peyron leads Vendee fleet out of Doldrums
Vendee Globe media,
Loïck Peyron on Gitana Eighty leads the vendee Globe fleet out of the Doldrums into more settled, building winds. Seb Josse (BT) is 16 miles behind in second place as Vincent Riou (PRB) moves slightly east and lies third,... [more]

ISAF Recognises Int'l Melges 32 Class Association
International Melges 32 Class Association,
The International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA) is proud to inform it has been awarded ISAF (International Sailing Authority Federation) Recognized Class status. With this esteemed honor, the class can truly validate the strength, fleet growth, popularity and longevity of the Melges 32.... [more]

Images from San Diego: BOR90 goes hull flying
Gilles Martin-Raget,
The would-be America's Cup challenger, BOR90, has been undertaking further sea trials in San Diego. Gilles Martin-Raget supplied the following gallery of images of this impressive keel-yacht, which is report to have sailed at speeds of 33kts in 12kts of true wind speed.... [more]

Green Dragon and Team Russia through scoring gate
Green Dragon media/Team Russia media,
Volvo Ocean Race. It was a good day onboard Green Dragon as Ian Walker and his crew stormed over the scoring gate picking up three valuable points along the way. Team Russia, skippered by Andreas Hanakamp, crossed the scoring gate at longitudinal 58 degrees east on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 in fourth position this morning at 09.36 GMT to pick up 2.5 points.... [more]

Vendee Globe - Escape route beckons Peyron
Sounding slightly fatigued but objective, Loïck Peyron admitted he was hoisting a genoa and sailing into a better breeze this Thursday lunchtime, hoping that this was the first clear signal that he was starting to shake off the worst of the Doldrums with his lead intact... [more]

Kiteboarding is Official now!
Markus Schwendtner,
For the first time, the Kiteboarding World Championship title will be sanctioned by the ISAF. This became possible by approving the International Kiteboarding Association as the official class association during the ISAF general meeting in Madrid last week... [more]

Sam gets her Roxy Bikini out
Sam Davies,
At last the sun is really shining so I have got my Roxy bikini out!! The trouble is I'm a bit white so I'm piling on the sun cream to protect my skin, and trying to stay in the shade... [more]

Pallot Windows Frostbite Series
William Harris,
A gentle northwesterly breeze and calm seas greeted the seventeen boats that turned out in a sunless St Aubin's Bay for the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's annual Frostbite Series on Sunday morning, sponsored this year by Pallot Windows making a welcome debut on the Jersey sailing scene... [more]

Brian Thompson, on board Bahrain Team Pindar
Brian Thompson,
Skipper Brian Thompson, on board Bahrain Team Pindar, in the Vendée Globe. Brian discusses rebuilding the A3 sail, a long and tedious job, but the effort will be well rewarded with the joy to come if the sail goes into the air and stays together... [more]

In the Doldrums for another 160 long miles
Vendee Globe media,
The Vendee Globe leaders have another 160 miles of slower sailing before emerging from the Doldrums. Loïck Peyron's (Gitana Eighty) lead has grown to the 39.2 miles ahead of Sébastien Josse (BT) Speeds overnight have remained slow but steady. Mike Golding, GBR, (Ecover 3) remains seventh, best international skipper.... [more]

Ericsson 4 grabs Gate points
Volvo Ocean Race media/Jennifer Lilly,
Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael, was the first boat to the scoring gate at longitudinal 58 degrees east on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. Green Dragon, Team Russia and the Telefonica twins are squabbling over the remaining podium position.... [more]

Millennium Cup details announced in Auckland
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
The Marine Industry was, tonight, briefed on the details of the Millennium Cup to be staged during the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in February 2009. The event will be styled along the line of the Millennium Cups which took place during the 30th and 31st America's Cups and again at Plama, Majorca in 2007.... [more]

Garmin Hamble Winter Series – Day 6
Barnaby Smith,
After a break for the traditional Charity Pursuit race on 9 November and the necessary abandonment of week 5 racing on 16 November as 30 knot winds swept the Solent, all competitors were glad to get back on the water for day 6 of the Garmin Hamble Winter series last weekend... [more]

New ISAF Council Members announced
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced the new members of the ISAF Council, the final decision-making body of ISAF.... [more]

Boom, bust and battling on for Volvo fleet
Cameron Kelleher,
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is counting the cost of the last 24 hours of boom and bust as the southern ocean continues its hostile takeover of events on board. Ericsson 3's Media Crew Member, Gustav Morin. 'Last night, in complete darkness, we had a quite dramatic broach. We were sailing in steady 30 knots and rough seas when a big squall came in.'... [more]

Loving the Southern Ocean and other VOR Boat Blogs
Volvo Ocean Race competitors,
Boat Blogs on Day 5, Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Onboard Team Russia Nivk bubb is enjoying the experience, Telefonica Blue is busy with its sail repairs, telefonica Black enjoyed sailing with Telefonica Blue for a while, Green Dragon is not giving up, Ericsson 3 is it by a huge gust and on Telefonica Blue everything is going wrong. Now read on ............ [more]

Vendee Globe - Into the Doldrums
The Vendée Globe leaders now negotiating the uncertainties of the Doldrums, some 440 miles north of The Equator, with the leading, compact group of five less than 50 miles apart after 10 days of racing... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - On a Wing and a Prayer
Event media,
The Volvo gets interesting – The way F1 gets interesting in a heavy downpour. As the boats career down the southern alley the cracks are beginning to appear – literally in the case of Puma. The flying shoe has suffered another hard landing that has cracked the central structure and could prove terminal for any hopes of finishing this leg in race mode... [more]

Puma launches off wave and suffers serious damage
VOR media/Ken Read - Puma skipper,
At 0430 GMT this morning, Puma flew off yet another nice little wave and came down to another loud crack. This time not from the bow section, but in the main section of the boat. Just behind the keel frame. So we are busted. Again. This time a bit more serious.... [more]

Peyron leads as fleet slows into the Doldrums
Vendee Globe media,
As the Vendée Globe fleet slow into the Doldrums the top six boats are within 100 miles of each other but, with a steady margin of 38.4 miles, it is Loïck Peyron (Gitana Eighty) who leads by nearly 40 miles.... [more]

Wet, wild and extreme for Volvo Ocean Race fleet
Cameron Kelleher,
Day four of the second leg and it's getting wet and very wild out there as the fleet have their first real whiff of the Roaring Forties. Widespread sickness has meant involuntary diets for some crew members as the weather gods serve up a menu of 40+ knots and confused, 8-10 metre seas. The southern ocean has laid on a hostile reception.... [more]

Trouble updates on Louis Vuitton Pacific Series
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Bruno Trouble, Director of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series announced further detail on the three week series which begins in Auckland on 30 January 2009. Twelve teams have been invited for the series with a further two on a waiting list.... [more]

Difficult sailing, illness and shredded sails -VOR
Various Volvo Ocean Race competitors,
Telefonica Black has a really difficult night, Puma trashes a sail, Green Dragon wants to know why its called a Chinese Gybe?, illness on Telefonica Blue and Team Russia irons out minor problems. Read on.......... [more]

Michel Kleinjans wins PGOR solo division
Brian Hancock,
The Cape Doctor welcomed Belgium sailor Michel Kleinjans to South Africa as he stormed across the finish line to win the single-handed division of the Portimão Global Ocean Race.... [more]

Thierry Martinez images from Sodeb'O start
Thierry Martinez images,
Thierry Martinez captured these images of Sodeb'O at the start of Thomas Coville's solo round the world race against the clock in a multihull record attempt.... [more]

Coville sets off on his solo round the world
Kate Jennings,
Thomas Coville on board the maxi-trimaran Sodeb'O crossed the start line of the solo round the world race against the clock in a multihull today, Tuesday 18 November, just minutes before 1400 hours GMT - Target is reach Petit Minou lighthouse at the entrance to Brest harbour by 15 January 2009 at 03 hours, 27 minutes and 20 seconds GMT at the latest... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Wipe out time for Volvo fleet
Volvo Media,
The past 24-hours have been the most testing in the Volvo Ocean Race so far, as the fleet battled high winds and a confused sea on leg two to Cochin in India. The worst effected was the Green Dragon team who broke their boom shortly before 11:00 GMT Tuesday morning - Others are reporting more damage... [more]

Rolex Farr 40 head for Miami Beach
Dana Paxton,
The 2008 Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship is the next stop for the popular one-design yacht when they return to Miami Beach this week. There will be plenty of Olympic, Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup talent throughout the competitive fleet with eight boats registered to compete... [more]

Vendee Globe - Lead swings back and forth
The lead swings back and forth between Jean Le Cam (VM Matériaux) and Loïck Peyron (Gitana Eighty) as the Vendée Glob vanguard slows into the stifling uncertainty of the Doldrums... [more]

Vendee Globe - Dee Caffari struggles to catch up
Caroline Ayling,
The champagne moment of Dee Caffari and Aviva's dream start to her first Vendée Globe is now fading after the solo skipper was served a reality check in her second week of racing with a bout of indecision and self doubt... [more]

Peyron leads line up for the Doldrums
Vendee Globe media,
The Vendée Globe leaders converge a little as they start to line up for the Doldrums. Loïck Peyron (Gitana Eighty) still leads. His margin is 6.7 miles this morning over Jean Le Cam (VM Matériaux) in the east As the fleet leaders slow.... [more]

Williams to be China Team helm for AC Series
Rob Kothe/LV Media,
China Team have announced that the Britain's Ian Williams, the 2007 World Match Racing Champion, has signed on to be the new skipper of the China Team America's Cup program for the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2009... [more]

Small low upsets Coville's record attempt plans
Kate Jennings - Expression,
A small low upsets the tradewinds and forces the skipper of Sodeb'O to postpone his departure by around 24 hours. For the past 24 hours the routers of Sodeb'O have been watching this situation with the attention you might give to a saucepan of milk on the boil.... [more]

Day 8 onboard Roxy in the Vendée Globe
Justine Ozoux,
Day 8 onboard Roxy in the Vendée Globe - Sam Davies' daily log - Lots of manoeuvres and almost the end of fresh food - Unfortunately, the wind decided to play games today. After a couple of hours of great spinnaker running, the wind increased... [more]

British yacht Team Mowgli third into Cape Town
Brian Hancock,
The British yacht, Team Mowgli, co-skippered by Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson, finished Leg 1 of the Portimão Global Ocean Race as a stiff southeasterly wind had them scrambling to reduce sail the last mile into Cape Town.... [more]

Ericsson's 24 Hour Monohull World Record ratified
Victoria Low,
The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSRRC) confirmed today that Ericsson 4 were the holders of the new Monohull 24-hour record. The previous record 562.96nm was held by ABN AMRO TWO, skippered by Sebastian Josse in the 2005/96 Volvo Ocean Race. Ericsson 4 recorded 596.6 nautical miles in 24 hours between a start position at 290 49.21 S; 230 42.41 W at18:55 on Monday, October 28,2008.... [more]

Young Guns Blast on to World Championship scene
Tracey Johnstone,
Monsoon Cup skippers facing the final event in the World Match Racing Tour in a few weeks will be anxiously looking over their shoulders at two young gun skippers.... [more]

Vendee Globe - Loïck Peyron regains lead
Leaving the tricky Cape Verde Islands astern, it appears to be business as usual for Loïck Peyron on Gitana Eighty as he emerges back at the top of the Vendée Globe fleet with 24.3 miles over Jean Le Cam on VM Matériaux... [more]

Coville due to start World Record attempt
Kate Jennings - Expression,
Thomas Coville, skipper of Sodeb'O, is on standby to commence his single-handed round the world record attempt aboard a multihull. A favourable weather window is due to open tomorrow, Tuesday 18th November.... [more]

SailRocket on Speed Record standby
Paul Larsen,
Vestas SailRocket will make its first WSSRC ratified attempt on the outright world speed sailing record for a 28 day period commencing on the 23 November. The radical UK designed and built boat is currently based in Walvis Bay, Namibia... [more]

RYA disappointed at missed opportunity for 2012
Media release,
While the RYA welcomed the decision to select the Elliott 6m which would allow nations to begin developing their national programmes, the RYA Racing Manager and Performance Director, John Derbyshire, said he was disappointed that the sport had missed an opportunity to showcase a new women's class to the world in 2012 with the 29erXX... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Puma breaks North
Cameron Kelleher,
PUMA navigator Andrew Cape was first to reach for the Allen keys and break from the pack. The shoe boat spent three and a half hours on port gybe before gybing back again. At 16:00 GMT they lead. As the Southern Ocean makes its presence felt, Ian Walker's Green Dragon took the brunt of it with a wipe-out gybe... [more]

Boat Blogs from Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race
Various VOR Competitors,
Boat Blogs from Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Delta LLoyd is testing, testing .... as Matt Gregory relates and Ericsson 3 is experiencing crazy wave sets. And On Green Dragon Guo Chuan double checked all his equipment packing and time is flying on Telefonica Blue. Read On............ [more]

Ericsson Twins play Tag at top of VOR leaderboard
Volvo Ocean Race media,
On the 04:00 GMT position report, it was the Ericsson twins at the top of the Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard. The entire fleet has turned east just shy of the Roaring 40s. Torben Grael's Ericsson 4, the boat furthest south, is at nearly 39-degrees south latitude, while PUMA remains close in step, just five miles to the north and a shade behind as well.... [more]

Le Cam new leader in Vendee Globe
Vendee Globe media,
In the Vendee Globe Le Cam's direct route has paid off on VM Materiaux and he leads by 1.6 miles from Seb Josse (BT).... [more]

Outside Images at the Volvo start in Cape Town
Paul Todd,
Paul Todd of Outside Images was at the start of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean race in Cape Town and filed the following images from the start.... [more]

2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart race
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2008 Monsoon Cup
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