Regional and International sailing news update




21 Mar 2009

Major Events


Portimao Global Ocean Race: British duo on Team Mowgli round Cape Horn
Oliver Dewar,
The British duo of Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson took Team Mowgli round the cape under the cover of darkness, holding third place in the double-handed fleet. Although Team Mowgli passed the cape in darkness and only the lighthouse beacons were visible, nothing could spoil the moment explained Salvesen.... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica Blue still pushing on to Rio
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Telefónica Blue has crossed safely through the Volvo Ocean Race scoring gate at Cape Horn to grab two points. 'We are really pleased with the way the boat has performed even though we have been jury rigged since we broke the forestay earlier on,' said skipper Bouwe Bekking. Continuing to lead the fleet is Magnus Olsson and Ericsson 3.... [more]

The Party gets better at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2009
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week will be even better both on and off the water. The biggest and most eagerly anticipated change on the social agenda will come on the lay-day during the regatta. A massive party for competing sailors, their families and friends, is being planned for Thursday, August 27, at the soon to be opened Hamilton Island Golf Club, which is located on Dent Island.... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Cape Horn a thing of the past now for the Falklands
Various Volvo Ocean Race competitors,
Latest news from the fleet as the boats head to Rio, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Nearly all the news is about passing Cape Horn, a huge milestone for everyone sailing this leg. Onboard Puma, its time to head to the Falklands. Read on....... [more]

Musandam back into the Northern Hemisphere
Oman Sail,
After 68 days at sea, 63 of them spent in the Southern Hemisphere, Mohsin Al Busaidi and the rest of the crew on Musandam were elated at the prospect of having no more goals to reach before crossing the finish line off Muscat.... [more]

Latest PUMA racing video including Ocean Racing for Dummies
Richard Gladwell,,
PUMA's Leg 5 Week 4 video is now available for download or viewing. As well as some great footage from the Southern Ocean on the approach to Cape Horn, this week's video includes a guide on how to be an ocean racer, taught by the PUMA Ocean Racing crew. At the bottom of the video, click on one of nine other clips to see video from PUMA Racing and other yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race as they... [more]

ISAF announces Key Appointments for 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is delighted to announce the early appointment of the Executive Technical Delegate and the Race Officials Management Team for the 2012 London Olympic Games Sailing Competition.... [more]

Minoprio takes early Tour lead with victory in Marseille
WMRT media,
Adam Minoprio (NZL) and his Emirates Team New Zealand/BlackMatch Racing team have taken an early lead in the Tour standings over some much more established teams.... [more]

Launch of the Lagoon 421
Simpson Marine,
The Lagoon 421 due to be launched in May is probably the surprise this year. She was developed after a thorough study of what users of this category of cruising catamarans require, and truly represents a summary of their expectations.... [more]

RORC and UNCL announce new website:
The Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Union National pour la Course au Large, joint owners of the IRC Rule, have given IRC its very own website.... [more]

Groupama 3 leaves base in Brittany for Turkey
Groupama 3 media,
Groupama 3 has left her base in Lorient, Brittany. For this initial Mediterranean campaign, Groupama 3 is heading for Istanbul in Turkey. With a little less than 3,000 miles to the gateway to the Orient, it's a beautiful course which awaits the crew of Groupama 3.... [more]

Line up announced for ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final
ISAF) is delighted to announce the line up of skippers who will contest the Grand Final of the 2009 ISAF Nations Cup. Just one week remains until the start of the 2009 Grand Final in Porto Alegre, where the winners of the 2009 ISAF Nations Cup will be decided in both Open and Women's events.... [more]



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