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Gladwell's Line: Final decision pending on Louis Vuitton World Series Richard Gladwell, An final decision is still pending on an extension of the highly successful Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, which will introduce a new world series of sailing regattas using America's Cup class yachts. Already several meetings have been held with 12 teams from 10 countries being present at one discussion. A second meeting was held in Marseilles during the recent Audi Med... [more] Onsend this story
Images from Kieler Woche: before the Medal Races Kieler Woche Media, Images from the last three days of the Kieler Woche regatta... [more] Onsend this story
Mitch Booth to helm BT Extreme 40 at iShares Cup in Hyeres BT media, BT Extreme 40 regular driver, Darren Bundock, has been forced to step down for Round 2 of the iShares Cup in Hyères due to torn knee ligaments. Mitch Booth, will take the BT helm for this challenging round over the 3rd to 5th July.... [more] Onsend this story
Frank Pong's Team Jelik joins RC 44s for Malcesine Cup RC44 Association media, The RC 44's are at home on Lake Garda. Altogether, ten teams will compete for the Malcesine Cup. Teams are joined for the first time Frank Pong's Team Jelik, from Hong Kong, who has yet to announce the name of his pro-skipper.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre: Skippers use Solitaire du Figaro as preparation Vendee Globe media, Five skippers from the last Vendée Globe – and among them some of the top names – have decided to do battle this summer in the one design monotype series in the fortieth 'Solitaire du Figaro'. They all lined up for the start of the last Vendée Globe and will all be back together again on 30th July at the start of the Figaro in Lorient.... [more] Onsend this story
SB3 UK National Championships at Falmouth Katie Ashworth, Falmouth was the out and out venue of choice for the 2009 National Championships. Falmouth is the first repeat venue for the Class Nationals and has already proved a popular venue with 64 entries, the UK SB3 class's highest National Championships entry ever.... [more] Onsend this story
Marten 49 sets the 'Pace' in 2009 Giraglia Rolex Cup Azzura Marine, Congratulations to Johnny Vincent, Simon Tate and their crew of the Marten 49 ' Pace', who were announced the Challenge Nucci Novi Trophy champions in the 2009 Giraglia Rolex Cup. Marking the start of the summer season in the Mediterranean, the Giraglia Rolex Cup is one of Europe's most prestigious events. Set in the popular location of St Tropez, it is the celebrity hot spot.... [more] Onsend this story
Greek Sailors take major honours at Vassiliki Watersports Festival Event media, In an quality field of Olympic athletes and International Champions the winners of the dominant classes in the Vassiliki Watersports Festival, Laser and Open Catamaran were the local teams.... [more] Onsend this story
Finn focus at Kiel Day four - Karpak leads a chasing pack Robert Deaves, The medal race for the Finn class at Kiel Week couldn't be closer. A mere eight points separate the top six boats. Tuesday was day four at Kiel and with just one race on the board from Saturday's decidedly up and down race, the fleet was keen to get going. So much so that seven boats were pulled out of the first race on Tuesday with black flags.... [more] Onsend this story
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Russia's racing bid hangs in the balance Volvo Ocean Race media, Team Russia arrived in Stockholm in the latest stage of their bid to qualify for a return to racing. Discussions are currently going on between the team and the race organisation to ascertain what needs to be done before the boat is given the go-ahead to end its self-imposed suspension and return to racing.... [more] Onsend this story
Wind at last for Kiel Week ISAF, A beautiful day in Kiel and all eleven fleets were back out on the water in Kiel today to complete their qualifying series' before the final Medal Races tomorrow.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Farr 40 Worlds set to start in Porto Cervo Jill Campbell, Twenty six Farr 40 yachts representing 10 nationalities (Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany,Greece,Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United States) are ready and waiting for tomorrow's start in the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). Windward-leeward races will take place from June 24th to 27th with a maximum of ten races scheduled... [more] Onsend this story
Royal Yacht Squadron Cowes to hold Swan European Regatta 2009 Cailah Leask, Cowes has once again been chosen by Nautor's Swan as the racing destination for the Swan European Regatta 2009. Five days of racing organised by the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron on varied courses around the Solent from Saturday 11th July to Friday 17th July has already attracted 40 entries from over nine different nations including Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the USA.... [more] Onsend this story
Mystery yacht found floating without crew Globe and Mail/Sail-World, There was just a light breeze by the time the Belgian yacht Genesis spotted the white-hulled sailboat adrift in the middle of the Atlantic. The drifting boat, a French vessel named L'Actuel, was upright, the mainsail still on the mast. The headsail was torn and partly furled. Lines trailed in the water.... [more] Onsend this story
Fandango wins Lombardini Marine 1000-mile Doublehanded Race Leg 1 Event media, The first leg of the Lombardini Marine 1000-mile Doublehanded Race was won by sailing yacht Fandango. The winning skipper Kees de Walle is about to be a well known shorthanded sailor in the Netherlands. Early this year he received the Magic Marine Cup from the Dutch North Sea Club, for being the best shorthanded sailor in the Netherlands.... [more] Onsend this story
Volvo Ocean Race timetable set for 2010-2011 race Volvo Ocean Race media, Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, presided over the fourth and final 'Roundtable' session in Stockholm on Monday morning. Frostad stated the goal of the organisers of the race is to 'become the world's number one sailing event; that's our ambition.'... [more] Onsend this story
Can Team Russia be ready for the last leg of Volvo Ocean Race? Riath Al-Samarrai, Team Russia are on their way to Stockholm with the intention of taking part in the leg 10 sprint to their home port of St Petersburg, Russia. In the meantime, they have largely changed their management and crew and they now face a difficult task in being declared eligible to race.... [more] Onsend this story
Mirsky Racing Team blasts to Troia Portugal Match Cup victory Kinley Fowler - MRT, It seems to have been a long time coming, but the Mirsky Racing Team blasted through the final stages of the Troia Portugal Match Cup yesterday to take out the title 2-0 over ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing of New Zealand. Kinley Fowler reports.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of Kieler Woche: First day of Racing Kieler Woche Media, Images from Kiel Week (Kiler Woche) taken on the opening day of the regatta and also in the practice for the event. Kieler Woche is one of the events in the ISAF World Cup, as well as Olympic classes competing, International and Keelboat classes also compete in a sailing spectacle.... [more] Onsend this story
BlackMatch still top of the World Tour after a second in Portugal BlackMatch racing Media, BlackMatch Racing report on the final day of the Troia Portugal Match Cup: 'Following yesterdays extremely tough quarter final win against Peter Gilmour, we again didn't make life easy on ourselves today in the semi final against the current World Champion Ian Williams and after winning our way through to the final, we lost to a rampant Torvar Mirsky.... [more] Onsend this story
Puma Ocean Racing team finish Stockholm In Port race in second Kate Fairclough, The Puma Ocean Racing team today finished an incredibly close Stockholm In Port race competition in second place. On tie break, the Puma team finished the day in second place and continue to maintain second place overall in the Volvo Ocean Race, 6.5 points ahead of Telefonica Blue.... [more] Onsend this story
All quiet at Farr 40 Audi Invitational Jill Campbell, Today was the second and final day of racing at the Audi Invitational but a storm front which is passing across Italy put paid to all hopes of completing the minimum two races required to validate the event. Racing in Porto Cervo for the Farr 40 fleet will begin on Wednesday 24th June with the first start of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Mirsky beats Minoprio to win Troia Portugal Match Cup Dobbs Davis, In only their second full season on the World Match Racing Tour, Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and his Mirsky Racing Team of Kinley Fowler, Kyle Langford, Tudur Owen, and Graeme Spence have claimed their first win at the Troia Portugal Match Cup.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 RS:X European Champions decided Rory Ramsden - amended by ISAF, Israel's Shahar Zubari and Marina Alabau of Spain are the 2009 RS:X European Champions. In the men's Medal Race, Shahar Zubari (ISR) never looked threatened; always looked in control. The women's Medal Race was held first and it turned out to be a sweet victory for Marina Alabau (ESP).... [more] Onsend this story
Chilean Team first to finish leg 5 of Portimao Global Ocean Race Oliver Dewar, At 11:37:05 UTC on Saturday 20th June, Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz took first place in Leg 5 of the Portimão Global Ocean Race. Their Class 40 Desafio Cabo de Hornos, crossed the finish line after 15 days 21 hours 07 minutes and 05 seconds of racing from Charleston, South Carolina.... [more] Onsend this story
Ericsson Racing Team prepared for Stockholm In-Port race Ericsson Racing Team media, Ericsson Racing Team's two yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race are set for tomorrow's scheduled Stockholm In-Port Race. Tomorrow's racing is slated for Kanholmsfjärden on Stockholm's outer archipelago inside Sandhamn, where Leg 9 finished. The weather is expected to be light and shifty, a familiar pattern for the in-port races.... [more] Onsend this story
ICAP Leopard takes Round the Island Race monohull line honours Alex Mills, British supermaxi, ICAP Leopard, owned by Helical Bar PLC Chief Executive Mike Slade, has today taken monohull line honours in the JP Morgan Asset Management Round The Island Race. ICAP Leopard's afterguard called a great race in the testing conditions, using every shift to gain an advantage over the other competitors.... [more] Onsend this story
Mistral blows hard at Audi Invitational Jill Campbell, Racing at the Ausi Invitational event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and valid as the third leg of the European Circuit for the Farr 40 class, was scheduled to start at 11 am but the Mistral arrived with too much force. With 25 knots of north-westerly wind and gusts of 28 the YCCS Race Committee postponed racing for two hours.... [more] Onsend this story
Spain's Calima - Javier Pujol winner of the Giraglia Race Event media, Javier Pujol, owner/skipper of the Sparkman & Stephens-designed 43-foot Calima (ESP), was confirmed as winner of the Giraglia Race today at the prizegiving ceremony for the 57th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup, held at the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa. Alegre (GBR) won the elapsed time Rolex trophy... [more] Onsend this story
Veolia Environnement back in the water Vendee Globe media, After four months of work, Roland Jourdain's red monohull was put back in the water on June 8th. Roland Jourdain: 'Seeing her back in the water, I just want to get out there now! I don't care if it's just off the shore, further out or out on the ocean. We didn't make any major modifications during this refit.'... [more] Onsend this story
And they're off - JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race Flavia Bateson, And they're off. The first start of the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race got away on time. ICAP Leopard led off the line hoisting her Code Zero straight away... [more] Onsend this story
BlackMatch go unbeaten on Day 3 and qualify for Quarterfinals BlackMatch Racing, BlackMatch Racing reports on Day 3 the Troia Portugal Match Cup: 'Today we went unbeaten winning all 3 of our races and qualified for the quarterfinals in 5th position, not a bad birthday present for the BlackMatch skipper Adam Minoprio, who turned 24 today. We had some very close racing today, including exciting wins against fellow Kiwi Phil Robertson and eventual round robin winner Philippe... [more] Onsend this story
Dee Caffari and crew battling unfavourable conditions Kelly Russell, Day Four: Dee Caffari and her all female crew onboard Aviva have been battling unfavourable conditions in their attempt to break the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland.... [more] Onsend this story
Telefonica Blue completes Leg 9 and looks forward to Sunday Volvo Ocean Race Media, Five days after running aground near the start line in Marstrand, Telefonica Blue have finished Leg 9, to claim two points. Now trailing PUMA by seven points in the race for second, the team is looking ahead to Sunday's in-port race.... [more] Onsend this story
'Turbine' talks about Ericsson's Volvo winning template Riath Al-Samarrai, Ericsson 4 skipper Torben ('Turbine') Grael, a winner of five Olympic medals outlines the factors behind their winning campaign: 'I think Preparation is probably the most important part of a campaign,' Torben says. 'Look at Brasil 1. We only started sailing two months before the race started. When we started we had never sailed in more than 35 knots: on the first night we had 46 knots.... [more] Onsend this story
Extensive discussion at 470 Sailors' and Coaches' Meeting Luissa Smith, A highly experienced group of around 100 sailors and coaches were in attendance as the International 470 Class held is first 'Sailors' and Coaches' Meeting' of the season during the 470 European Championships in Austria. The meeting took place on 14 June and all those present participated in a wide ranging discussion with the objective to seek feedback and new ideas on all elements of the sport.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of Stockholm: City Sprint Volvo Ocean Race Media, Images from the City Sprint into Stockholm on Wednesday afternoon as part of the Stopover... [more] Onsend this story
CNN's Mainsail talks to Ernesto Bertarelli about America's Cup Cats CNN's Mainsail, CNN's MainSail show visited the Alinghi base in Switzerland to try to catch a glimpse the new Alinghi - but they came no closer to seeing the boat under construction. MainSail presenter Shirley Robertson only got as far as the compound gates in her quest to see the vessel. The team's design co-coordinator, Grant Simms, told CNN that the design would not be revealed until the latest possible point.... [more] Onsend this story
Banque Populaire V on standby - North Atlantic Crossing record attempt Virginie Bouchet, The Team Banque Populaire will set sail towards New York on an attempt to reduce the 4 days 3 hours 57 minutes and 53 seconds of the North Atlantic crossing record. The stopwatch will go off on the finish line set between Ushant and Cape Lizard, the beginning of a story that will reach the main plot with the Jules Verne Trophy starting next winter... [more] Onsend this story
Giraglia Rolex Cup inshore racing concludes KPMS, At the Giraglia Rolex Cup the third and final day of inshore racing wrapped up in St Tropez today. The IRC A and Swan 45 divisions were sent on a 19.7 mile coastal course; after a short upwind beat, the fleet sailed downwind to a mark midway along the coast between Ste Maxime and St. Raphael, then back into the bay to the finish off St. Tropez.... [more] Onsend this story
Telefonica Blue expected to resume racing by Thursday morning Gabri Olivo, Media crew member, Gabri Olivo updates on the Telefonica Blue situation: 'Yesterday, the bulb was straightened up by using a big hammer. Six people alternating hammering the thing down for the first part, but the bulb didn't move much. Then came the big Volvo Digger, but it was a bit of too much power for us.'... [more] Onsend this story
The 2009 Catalunya Costa Brava PWA World Cup – Summary PWA, Round 3 of the PWA World Tour Slalom took place in the beautiful Costa Brava region of Catalunya, Spain. Set on the Ballena Alegre Camping resort inside the Bay of Roses, it was a slalom sailing paradise ready to test the world's best, men and women slalom racers.... [more] Onsend this story
Iehl wins Sails of White Nights Tatiana Ermakova/ISAF, French skipper Damien Iehl won the ISAF Grade 1 Sails of White Nights in St Petersburg, part of the World Match Racing Tour Qualifying Series. Damien Iehl (FRA) won three matches in a row against Jacopo Pasini (ITA) to qualify for the final.... [more] Onsend this story
Ericsson 4 wins Volvo Ocean Race, Puma Racing wins Leg 9 Volvo Ocean Race media and Sail-World, A third place finish in leg nine has been enough for Ericsson 4 to provisionally win the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. The team now has a 13-point lead over PUMA, with just 12 points available in the rest of the race. Skippered by multiple Olympic medalist and America's Cup tactician, Torben Grael (BRA), Ericsson 4's ten strong crew has five New Zealanders aboard including two watch captains.... [more] Onsend this story
PUMA wins Leg 9 of Volvo Ocean Race - their first!! Kate Fairclough, PUMA won leg nine of the Volvo Ocean Race at 22:43:10 local (20:43:10 GMT) this evening, achieving their first leg win of the race to date. In the most nail-biting finish ever witnessed in the Volvo Ocean Race, PUMA began an intense tacking duel with Ericsson 3 just minutes from the finish line off Sandham, Sweden with the aim of causing Ericsson 3 to either slow or make a mistake. Ericsson 3 did.... [more] Onsend this story
Sunrise start concludes 470 Europeans 470 media/amended by ISAF, At 07:00 on Sunday morning, racing successfully got underway for both the Men's and Women's 470 fleets, to conclude the 2009 470 European Championships in Austria. One race in each event was needed to have a valid Championship, and a light early morning breeze fulfilled this requirement smoothly.... [more] Onsend this story
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