Volvo Race - Ericsson 4 takes lead from Puma Ian Walker, Fiji has been and gone and it is now clear that boats in the east like ourselves and Ericsson 4 did well going east and boats in the west like Telefónica Blue did well going west. It must have been very difficult for the more central boats to decide what to do... [more]
World's strangest yacht club to sail again Tim Dornin, Independent Weekly/Sail-World, They sail on pink oil, they fly from every corner of the world for the opportunity, they sail only catamarans, and they're delighted if they can get a sail at least every couple of years. It's the Lake Eyre Yacht Club, and they are looking towards a sail 'very soon'... [more]
RORC Caribbean 600 - Offshore Heaven Louay Habib, The RORC Caribbean 600, in association with the Antigua Yacht Club is now firmly established as an annual event. Yachts from all over the world with crews coming from 18 different nations enjoyed some spectacular racing in the Caribbean... [more]
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Team Aqua wins DHL Trophy and takes lead of RC 44 fleet race event MaxComm Communication, With two victories, a second and a third place, Chris Bake's Team Aqua is the winner of the day. Also on great form, with two second and two fourth places, Torbjorn Tornqvist remains in Bakes' wake in the overall ranking, whilst Maciej Nawrocki's team Organika – with Karol Jablonski at the tactics – shows great signs of improvement... [more]
Team Mowgli leads Portimao fleet over the Ice Gate Oliver Dewar, The Portimão Global Ocean Race fleet streamed north of the western limit of the southern exclusion zone with Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson on Team Mowgli holding first place. Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz on Desafio Cabo de Hornos were in hot pursuit.... [more]
Musto to outfit National Sailing Academy's Team Fast Track, Leading clothing manufacturer, Musto, will supply the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy's Team with official sailing clothing. The Musto Academy, inaugurated by the RYA, was set up to encourage, reward and support young sailors aspiring to represent Great Britain in the Olympic sailing classes... [more]
Melges 24 European Championship confirmed for Hyeres Event Media, The Melges 24 European Championship will be held in France at Hyeres from August 22 to 28, 2009. The overall organization will be in the capacious hands of the COYCH with the support of the Hyeres town and harbor. The COYCH last hosted the world championships in 2006... [more]
Volvo Race - Puma and Ericsson 4 lead from Fiji Event Media, Keeping a close eye on the leaderboard with each position report won't be a task for those with weak hearts and a stake in the outcome over this weekend. The islands of Fiji have forced a split in the fleet and that is going to result in some true 'yo-yoing' in the distance to leader numbers for the next 24 hours or so... [more]
RORC Caribbean 600 - Set for classic status Louay Habib, RORC members, John Burnie and Stan Pearson are two well-known characters in the yachting community in the Caribbean. They have often talked about an offshore yacht race - something that the Caribbean has never had - and now their plans devised over a few beers have become a reality... [more]
Kiwi consistency delivers lead in Etchells Entire pre-worlds regatta Tracey Johnstone, Day one of the Entire Port Philip Championship, the last regatta before the start of the Audi Etchells World Championship, has been won by New Zealander Alastair Gair.... [more]
Herreshoff and SNAME announce fourth Classic Yacht Symposium TM Event Media, The Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame and the New England Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers have issued a Call for Papers for the 2010 Classic Yacht Symposium TM, to be held April 9 - 11, 2009, in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA.... [more]
World Match Racing Tour Danish Open 2009 set for Aarhus WMRT media, World Match Racing Tour will hold the Danish Open 2009 in Aarhus. The city of Aarhus will host the event from September 9-13, 2009 and will be sailed in the DS37 Match Racer. The Danish Open is the seventh event of the 10 scheduled events on the World Match Racing Tour 2009.... [more]
Decisions, Decisions - Puma moves into lead of Volvo race Event media, The recent decision-making in the fleet led to a temporary shake up on the leaderboard. Puma moved into first place, and Telefónica Blue took up second, pushing Ericson 4 back to third for the first time since day two, Ericsson 3 was fourth and Green Dragon fifth... [more]
Jeni and Kate Tod win the RS500 Winter Warm Up Series Michael Clapp, A total of twelve RS500's signed on for at least one race of the 2009 edition of the Datchet Winter Warm-Up Series held over the four Sundays of February. The Tod sisters, Jeni and Kate Tod, counted five wins to take the RS500 Datchet Winter Warm-Up series... [more]
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