Over the weekend the Boston Volvo stopover event was won by Telefonica Blue, winning both races.
On Sunday Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, presided over the second ‘Round Table' presentation where details of the next edition of the race are announced.
Also finishing on Saturday was the Expert Olympic Regatta on Lake Garda where Italy won four of the events.
Plus lots of sailing action from the weekend . . .
Gerald New EU Editor
Changes to Stopover Format for next Volvo Race Volvo media, On Sunday morning at Fan Pier in Boston, Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, presided over the second ‘Round Table' presentation where details of the next edition of the race are announced... [more] Onsend this story
Ericsson Racing Team consolidates on Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard Ericsson Racing Team media, Ericsson Racing Team today consolidated its first and fourth overall positions on the Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard. Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael of Brazil, finished second in the Boston In-Port Race with five points on third- and second-place finishes. Ericsson 3, skippered by Sweden's Magnus Olsson, placed fourth with nine points after finishing sixth and third.... [more] Onsend this story
PWA Surf World Cup Day Five - A day of start then stop and wait PWA / Andrew Buchanan, At the 2009 Dwarf8 PWA Surf World Cup, the forecasted wind proved to be a short lived affair, with only eight heats of race five completed before the race committee were forced to send the slalom fleet back to the beach, where they waited on standby until the day's competition was officially declared over late into the afternoon.... [more] Onsend this story
Santa Cruz and Bruschetta crew win J/24 World Championship Event Media, Santa Cruz and the Bruschetta crew, with a third in the seventh race to Larson's 11th and Milev's 14th, came away with a third J/24 World Championship, making him the second-most successful J/24 skipper in class history (Ken Read still holds the record with six titles) and the first non-US sailor to win a Worlds in this country.... [more] Onsend this story
Portimão Global Ocean Race - Desafio Cabo de Hornos on the hunt Oliver Dewar, Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz on Desafio Cabo de Hornos are still hunting hard with both boats recording average speeds of 14 knots last night with 12 knot averages this morning.... [more] Onsend this story
Tall Ship fleet reaches Tenerife Event media, All vessels are now reported to have finished the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge leg to Tenerife. Finishing during Saturday evening, the Dutch vessel Tecla is in first place overall on corrected time with Kruzenshtern (Russia) in second... [more] Onsend this story
Telefonica Blue rules Boston In-Port races Volvo Ocean Race media, Telefónica Blue ruled the day on Saturday afternoon earning two wins from two starts on in-port race day at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover at Fan Pier, in Boston.... [more] Onsend this story
No wind, no racing at Portofino Rolex Trophy KPMS, In the Portofino Rolex Trophy light winds of five-six knots were forecast for the day, however with the wind and the sea more calm than expected, the 11.00 warning signal never sounded and racing was postponed for lack of wind.... [more] Onsend this story
Grand Prix Petit Navire - Kitesurfers six, Dragons nil RivaCom, The 100 riders in the tenth edition of the Grand Prix Petit Navire were a little fatigued by events yesterday as six of the possible six scheduled races were run. The Dragons weren't able to race today. As a result, yesterday's general rankings count for today and it's the Bunker Boys crew (UKR 8) from Odessa who take victory in the tenth Grand Prix Petit Navire Dragon.... [more] Onsend this story
Expert Olympic Regatta - Italy wins four events Sail-world.com/uk, Expert Olympic regatta on Lake Garda finished Saturday with Italy winning four events - 49er, 470 men and women, and the RS:X. Britain, France, Australia and Brazil were also event winners... [more] Onsend this story
First finishers home in Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge Event media, In the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge, Peter von Danzig and Rona II both crossed the finish line last night in a close run race between the two vessels.... [more] Onsend this story
Beluga Racer continues to lead Portimao Global Ocean Race fleet Oliver Dewar, In the latest Portimao Global Ocean Race 06:20 GMT position poll this morning (09/05), Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme on Beluga Racer are 450 miles due east of Grenada at the southern end of the Caribbean's Windward Islands, leading the fleet with a 65 mile margin over Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz on Desafio Cabo de Hornos in second place.... [more] Onsend this story
Medal day at the Lake Garda Expert Olympic regatta Sail-world.com/uk, The Expert Olympic regatta taking place at Lake Garda has completed the qualification races and will today hold the 'Medal' races. In the 49er the the Sibello brothers have the Gold tied-up but the other podium places are up for grabs... [more] Onsend this story
Grand Prix Petit Navire - the Festival of the Sun and Wind Kate Jennings - Expression, Grand Prix Petit Navire - Day 9. It's been a beautiful day over Douarnenez with both sun and wind out in force. For the 87 Dragons still racing, the time has come to begin working out how they've performed after three races in the Grand Prix Petit Navire, safe in the knowledge that from the fifth race, the worst result can be removed...... [more] Onsend this story
Volvo Ocean Race fleet ready for Boston In-Port Race Volvo Ocean Race media, The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is ready to race in Boston with seven boats set to compete on Saturday afternoon in the Boston In-Port Race. Local hero Ken Read, the skipper of Puma and an alumni of Boston University where he had a distinguished college sailing career, insisted his team wouldn't have an undue advantage with local knowledge.... [more] Onsend this story
Monsoon Cup opens doors of opportunities for all Audrey Lakai, Rurrum Communications, The 2009 Monsoon Cup, the final leg of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT2009), promises to open more doors of opportunities to a wide range of society with the staging of its fifth premier sailing event this year.... [more] Onsend this story
Portofino Rolex Trophy - Emilia and Bona Day 1 winners KPMS, Racing today in Portofino for the premiere edition of the Portofino Rolex Trophy began under dark clouds and light winds. Antonia Cairo, General Manager of the YCI, welcomed everyone to this iconic Italian port village for the invitation-only edition of this classic yacht event... [more] Onsend this story
Volvo Ocean Race Crew lists for Boston In Port race Volvo Ocean Race media, The official Crew Lists for the Volvo Ocean Race Boston In-Port race, May 9th 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Albeau interview - Day 4 PWA Surf World Cup fails to deliver breeze PWA / Andrew Buchanan, With the wind failing to deliver the goods, day four of competition was spent waiting patiently in the hope of suitable conditions arriving to start race 5. An interview with PWA World Slalom Champion and current event runner up, Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde).... [more] Onsend this story
Green Dragon crew changes for Boston In Port race Lucy Harwood, Green Dragon has announced their crew for the In Port race this Saturday 9th May in Boston. Also onboard will be Green Dragon shore team regulars Johnny Mordaunt and and James Carroll. With navigator Ian Moore currently on leave in the UK the team has been re-organised to accommodate some change in roles.... [more] Onsend this story
ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Structural Plan Review ISAF, ISAF has launched a major new safety initiative in response to the growing number of structural failures, publishing details of the new ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Structural Plan Review. The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) have been amended to strengthen the regulation surrounding hull construction.... [more] Onsend this story
Portimao Gloabl Ocean Race leaders heading for South Carolina Oliver Dewar, With the front runners in the Portimão Global Ocean Race locked into the stable North-Easterly Trade Winds, the drag race north to Charleston, South Carolina, is well underway.... [more] Onsend this story
Caffari and all female crew challenge Round Britain and Ireland record Kelly Russell, In June, Dee Caffari will attempt to break the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland. Caffari will be joined onboard her yacht Aviva by an all female crew, including fellow British yachtswoman and Vendée Globe race rival Samantha Davies, for the record attempt.... [more] Onsend this story
One race and barely a breeze at the J24 Worlds Andrew Campbell, Yesterday, Cinco de Mayo greeted the J24 Worlds fleet with hardly a breath of air. Today, was not much better in terms of breeze. As we motored out in a strong ebb tide, thanks to almost a week of consistent rain, a light southeasterly filled to the excitement of the racers... [more] Onsend this story
Emirates Team NZ overcomes TP52 measurement issue ahead of MedCup Richard Gladwell, Emirates Team New Zealand have overcome a measurement issue on their new TP52, and will leave Valencia for Alicante, Spain on Saturday, local time. The measurement discrepancy was found by Emirates Team New Zealand as the yacht was being dismantled before leaving Auckland.... [more] Onsend this story
Telefonica Black's Michael Pammenter to miss Volvo Boston in-port race Volvo Ocean Race, Telefonica Black skipper Fernando Echavarri has confirmed Michael Pammenter will not be fit to sail the Boston in-port race on Saturday. 'He is not going to make the inshore because the doctors and medical team think an extra week of recovery will have exponential benefits,' said Echavarri. 'He is recovering very well, looking much better and we think he is 95% likely to make the next leg.'... [more] Onsend this story
Grand Prix Petit Navire - a day full of Dragons, Kites and Optimists Kate Jennings - Expression, The very essence of the Grand Prix Petit Navire took on its full meaning today. On the water there was a festival atmosphere with elegant Dragons, aerial Kites and Optimists, all the colours of the rainbow, all lighting up the bay.... [more] Onsend this story
Unexpected rest - Day 3 PWA Surf World Cup Austria PWA / Andrew Buchanan, The breezee never arrived on day three of the PWA Surf World Cup in Podersdorf, Austria. An interview with current event leader, Ross Williams (Tabou / Gaastra).... [more] Onsend this story
Golden Gate refuses to meet America's Cup Defender for talks Daphne Morgan-Barnicoat, Societe Nautique de Geneve have released the following commentary following the rejection of SNG's offer of a further meeting, yesterday, ahead of a Hearing in the New York Supreme Court on Thursday... [more] Onsend this story
Expert Olympic Regatta - Lake Garda event at mid point Sail-World.com/uk, The Expert Olympic regatta taking place at Lake Garda has completed three days of racing. In the 49er the Sibello brothers have taken a 19 point lead after nine races, winning four. Britain's Giles Scott leads the Finn event after day three... [more] Onsend this story
Portofino Rolex Trophy - bringing sailing history to life Key Partners (KPMS), This weekend the Italian port village of Portofino welcomes some very special guests for the first-ever Portofino Rolex Trophy. Created by the Yacht Club Italiano and Rolex to honour some of the classic designs that make up part of the long history of sailing. The event is open by invitation only to a select list of wooden classes... [more] Onsend this story
First Swiss team join Audi MedCup Circuit Audi Medcup media, Swiss Olympic Star sailor Flavio Marazzi and Germany's four times Olympic medallist Jochen Schuemann will combine forces under the Marazzi Sailing colours to become the 13th entry on this season's 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit. This is the Audi MedCup Circuit's first Swiss team, sailing under the flag of the Gstaad YC... [more] Onsend this story
Volvo Ocean Race HQ to relocate in Spain Volvo media, The Volvo Ocean Race is to move its headquarters from the South Coast of England to Alicante, Spain. The Mediterranean city will become both the starting port and the home of the race for the next three editions. Agreement was signed Thursday in Boston between the Volvo Ocean Race and the Spanish regional government of Valencia... [more] Onsend this story
Golden Gate shuns America's Cup overtures Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, The new Challenger of Record, has told the Defender of the America's Cup to stick the second Mutual Consent proposed for 11 May in Switzerland. In a tersely wordly letter, Golden Gate Yacht Club, represented on the water by BMW Oracle Racing has declined the invitation to attend a second Mutual Consent meeting proposed by the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, for 11 May, just three days before... [more] Onsend this story
Portimão Global Ocean Race runners hook into the Trade Winds Oliver Dewar, The formation of the Portimão Global Ocean Race front runners has remained unchanged as Beluga Racer, Desafio Cabo de Hornos and Roaring Forty tuck into the Trade Winds for a fast ride north-west to the finish line in Charleston, South Carolina... [more] Onsend this story
ONE Sport interviews Russell Coutts on America's Cup options TVNZ, ONE Sport's ubiquitous sailing reporter, Martin Tasker, filed this report, from Auckland's Airport with BMW Oracle skipper and CEO, Russell Coutts... [more] Onsend this story
Light air upsets at J/24 World Championship Event media, With continued light air, this time from the southeast, the sailors competing in the J/24 World Championship saw only one race completed, and although the air went nearly flat in mid-race, the time limit was met and everyone was able to finish. The conditions did result in some startling upsets for some of the early leaders... [more] Onsend this story
MarazziSailing launches TP52 Audi MedCup Circuit campaign Media Services - amended Sail-World, MarazziSailing has launched its TP52 campaign and will be sailing at the Audi MedCup for the 2009 season. Apart from helmsman and skipper Flavio Marazzi (31), two more Swiss are on board: Marazzi's Starboat partner Enrico De Maria (31) and the experienced sailor Christian 'Blumi' Scherrer (39).... [more] Onsend this story
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup Defender doomed to fail on CHR motion? Richard Gladwell, The Defender of the America's Cup, Societe Nautique de Geneve, has released the motion it has filed with the New York Supreme Court to require Challenger to file the required Customs House Registry documents. At first glance, the action would seem to be doomed to failure... [more] Onsend this story
Williams steals Day Two at PWA Surf World Cup, Podersdorf, Austria PWA / Andrew Buchanan, PWA Surf World Cup, Podersdorf, Austria Day two and Williams steals the show. The elimination final proved to be an Anglo-French battle between Williams and Albeau. Despite leading the pack, Williams had his work cut out to hold off sustained attack from Albeau, who was pulling out all the stops to try and overthrow the Brit.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup holder surprised at turn of events following Meeting Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, The Defender of the America's Cup, Societe Nautique de Geneve has issued a letter to Golden Gate Yacht Club calling for a second mutual consent meeting ahead of the NY Supreme Court Hearing on 14 May 2009. The new meeting is scheduled for just three days prior on 11 May. In the letter the club expresses surprise at the turn of events following the first meeting on 23 April... [more] Onsend this story
New challenger for America's Cup puts pressure on Golden Gate YC Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, Just a week before the New York Supreme Court Hearing over the Contempt of Court motion filed by Golden Gate YC, a new challenger for the America's Cup has emerged. The challenge by Italian yacht club, Circolo Vela Gargnano, is seen as a move by Societe Nautique de Geneve to put pressure on GGYC to open the series for multiple challengers in multihulls... [more] Onsend this story
94 crews for tenth Grand Prix Petit Navire Dragon Kate Jennings, 94 crews from sixteen nations are participating in the 10th anniversary of the Grand Prix Petit Navire and the Russians are out in force with 15 Dragon crews. With each edition of the event, several crews have regularly stood out and two of the boats participating in this year's festivities have taken part in all nine of the previous Grands Prix... [more] Onsend this story
Images of America's Cup Defender Alinghi work out on Lake Geneva Carlo Borlenghi and Stefano Gattini, Ed Baird and crew put the chartered Décision 35, SUI6, through its paces for the frst time yesterday on Lake Geneva. The team and that of the other Alinghi D35, SUI1, are training this week in preparation for the upcoming Challenge Julius Baer... [more] Onsend this story
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