British and International Sailing news




29 Jun 2009


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Stuart Jones hits Contender form ahead of 2009 World Championships,
A month out from the 2009 Contender Worlds in Denmark, Dual World Champion (1993 and 1998) Stuart Jones from the UK's Datchet Water Sailing Club has showed he is a firm prospect for another World Championship.... [more]
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Images from SB3 2009 UK National Championship,
Craig Burlton, Steve White and Adam Heeley claimed first place overall at the recent SB3 2009 National Championship in Falmouth, Cornwall. Our thanks Paul Harry from has provided these images.... [more]
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18 footers in Europe – all dressed up and no where to go
Célia Mas-Delfault/amended by Sail-World,
A strong field of 18 foot skiffs from Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand and Switzerland have assembled at the Yacht Club de Carnac for the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy series from 28th June to 4th July... [more]
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Its all over - Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009
Riath Al Samarrai,
Ericsson Racing Team completed their Volvo Ocean Race adventure with Ericsson 4 becoming the official overall winner of the 37,000-mile round the world yacht race in the early hours of Saturday June 27, 2009. 'It has been a long journey, but it feels good - a nice feeling of mission accomplished,' said Torben Grael.... [more]
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British update 420 and 29ers at Kiel Week,
Kiel Week continues racing in a number of International classes, including the 420 and 29er's.... [more]
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All in readiness for Match Cup Sweden
Dobbs Davis,
Early July on the World Match Racing Tour calendar means a visit to Marstrand. A total of fourteen teams are in the running this year, led by eight Tour regulars who have their 2009 Cards and attend nearly all ten events on the circuit, but they will be challenged by six teams invited for their ranking and past performance at this and other international match race events... [more]
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SAP 505 European Championship final results
Herman Hell,
The German team of Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleiner (GER) had the best position for the event title by seven points. 2008 world champion crew Ian Pinnell/Carl Gibbon (GBR) took the fifth place after six races in the hundred boat strong fleet.... [more]
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2012 Olympic sailing plans for venue blocked by local council
Inside the Games,
Plans to create a £1 million Olympic sailing park at Portland Port to help foreign sailors prepare for the 2012 Games have been blocked by the local Council.... [more]
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Burlton, Gill Racing Team win 2009 SB3 British National titles
Katie Ashworth,
Craig Burlton, Steve White and Adam Heeley have claimed first place overall at the 2009 National Championships in Falmouth, Cornwall.... [more]
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Images from the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship
© Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo images,
Images from the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship sailed at Porto Cervo Italy. Jim Richardson's Barking Mad, with Terry Hutchinson calling tactic, took the crown from three-time (in a row) Mascalzone Latino (Vincenzo Onorato).... [more]
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New World Champion takes the stage at Rolex Farr 40 Worlds
Porto Cervo laid it on thick and the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2009 delivered. Two races were sailed in winds from the northwest that gusted to the mid-twenties and stretched the already tired crews on the last day of competition. The scene was fit for a Championship finale and the two leading contenders made sure the curtain did not fall on the regatta without a flourish from those on stage.... [more]
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Countback win at Moth European Championship 2009
It was tight at the top in the 2009 Moth European Championship sailed out of Horsens Yacht Club. After eight races the defending champion Swiss sailor Arnaud Psarofaghis and Britain's Simon Payne, who won his World title at this venue in 2006, had four winds and two seconds and were tied on points.... [more]
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Contender Worlds looming for British fleet
With the Contender Worlds in Sønderborg Denmark in late July, the Contender Traveller series is delivering important competition across the British fleet.... [more]
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Skiffs arrive in Carnac for Mark Foy Trophy
Event media,
The 18 foot skiffs have arrived at the Yacht Club de Carnac to take part in the first edition of the Mark Foy Trophy which will take place from the 28th June to the 4th July.... [more]
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Only one left at sea in Powerbar 3 Peaks Yacht Race
Rob Howard,
Latest 2009 PowerBar 3 Peaks Yacht Race report. On an overcast Saturday morning there is only one yacht still at sea racing in the 2009 PowerBar 3 Peaks Yacht Race. Driac are now in Loch Linnhe and approaching the finish line – they can see Fort William and Ben Nevis, and will now surely make it into Corpach before the race cut-off at 6pm tonight.... [more]
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RS Elite Nationals Day 2 - Sean McLean's Elixir dominates
Racing at the RS Elite Championships Sean McLean's Elixir clinched four straight bullets yesterday in patchy conditions and has left everyone else scrabbling for the more minor placings overall.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Event Preview
Event media,
The Canary Islands events are one of the most eagerly anticipated legs of the PWA World Tour; offering a fantastic combination of challenging, extreme and spectacular windsurfing.... [more]
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First Leg win for Telefónica Black in thrilling Volvo Ocean Race Final
Volvo Ocean Race media,
It was an historic moment tonight in St Petersburg, Russia, when as the White Night turned to dawn the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, led by Telefónica Black in a thrilling climax, crossed the tenth and final finish line of this nine-month, 37,000 nm race around the world.... [more]
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Moth European titles Day 2
M.E.Media/Simon Payne,
Moth European Championship, Horsens Denmark Race 4 - In heavy conditions Current European Champion Arnaud Psarofaghis won ahead of Britain's Simon Payne... [more]
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Close finishes mark the end of the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World and Volvo OR Media,
The Volvo Ocean Race is over - finishing in St Petersburg, Russia with Telefonica Black taking the final leg after a tacking fuel with Puma Racing (Ken Read. The second place on the final leg gave Read and his crew second place overall in the 37,000nm sailing marathon. Ericsson 4 (Torben Grael) took an unassailable lead after Leg 9 to win the 2008/09 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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505 Europeans, X-35 Worlds and X-41 Europeans Day 2 update
Herman Hell/amended,
There was no small boat racing in Kiel today. Among the few classes that eventually did race though were the X-Yachts sailing in their respective championships. Alessandro Solerios X-35 Lelagain from Italy still leads the rankings as does the German König & Cie helmed by Sven Erik Horsch in the X-41-class.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - British update for 420 and 29er classes,
Kiel Week continues racing in a number of International classes, including the 420 and 29er's, both of which have British sailors in the top ten.... [more]
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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds - Mascalzone Latino will fight to the last
At the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds, the penultimate day was no less enthralling than the first two. Current World Champions, Mascalzone Latino (ITA), will go down fighting to the last, but a twenty-eight-point gap to the lead looks insurmountable even for the miracle workers on board.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race extended - No, it's not 1 April !!
Sail-World and Ken Read,
After sailing 37,000nm around the planet, organisers have extended the length of Volvo Ocean Race to meet a deadline for the raising of two bridges at the entrance to St Petersburg. Leg leader, Puma Racing's Ken Read is incredulous. read his latest email.... [more]
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Puma Email: 'The last part of our amazing voyage'
Rick Deppe,
With second place overall assured, aboard Puma Racing, skipper Ken Read and his crew are counting down the miles to the finish in St Petersburg, Russia. Rick Deppe reports on life on board: 'Not much happening on the boat at the moment and with about 140 miles to the finish it's really just a case of trying to keep the speed on and the other guys behind us.... [more]
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British SB3 Nationals Seven races, Seven winners by end Day 2
Kate Ashworth,
Day two of the SB3 National Championships dawned with similar conditions to the first day of racing. The only missing condition was unfortunately the sunshine. The wind maintained its steady easterly direction and fifteen to eighteen knot strength.... [more]
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Cardiff school children get OnBoard
Almost 100 Cardiff schoolchildren were given the chance to take part in their first sailing regatta in Cardiff Bay over the weekend, thanks to the OnBoard scheme. OnBoard is a scheme to open up sailing as an opportunity for as many children as possible, developing social sailors as well as tying to find the next Ben Ainslie or Ellen MacArthur.... [more]
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Slot Reservations flooding in for 2011 Around Australia Ocean Race
Event Media,
The 2011 Race event is for monohull and multihull yachts (Category 1). The event format is designed to allow yachts from all around Australia, and overseas, to compete.... [more]
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Tight at the top of RS Elite Nationals Day One leaderboard
Martin Wadhams,
The RS Elite UK Nationals at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club commenced on a perfect day for sailing. It was Sean McLean's Scottish team that opened the batting with a solid race 1 win, while behind them there was more place changing in the 10 knots breeze under blue skies.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Another jaunt into the unknown
Various Volvo Ocean Race competitors,
Latest emails from the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as they sail towards their final destination in St Petersburg, Russia. Telefonica Blue and Ericsson 4 are playing tag and on Ericsson 3 the mood is happy. On Green Dragon it's 'here we go again' and on Ericsson 4 the crew is looking forward to another jaunt into the unknown. Read on ......... [more]
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Powerbar Three Peaks race leaders arrive in Fort William
Rob Howard,
Powerbar Three Peaks Yacht Race - A clear and sunny morning in Fort William as EADS Innovation crept into sight of the waiting marshals and supporters at Corpach. They moved slowly towards the red buoy which marks the point at which they can start their engine, then came carefully alongside the jetty on the end of the pier beside the lock basin, where Martin Beale and Martin Indge jumped ashore.... [more]
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Five British skippers confirmed for Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week
Atremis Ocean Racing media,
The 2009 Artemis Challenge entry list already boasts a fleet of seven boats, including five British skippers, as well as a taste of France and the Basque Country, and more teams are expected to join the line up over the coming weeks.... [more]
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G4S announces Skandia Team GBR's 49er crews sponsorship
Lucinda Hird,
G4S, the world's leading international security solutions group, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of two of Skandia Team GBR's 49er crews. The UK-based FTSE 100 company has confirmed its allegiance to the 49er class in pledging to support the Beijing Olympic duo, Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes, as well as the new combination of Peter Greenhalgh and Chris Draper.... [more]
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BT wins IMOCA Class - Round the Island Race
BT Team media,
JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and the giant 100ft monohull ICAP Leopard led off the line followed by Sebastien Josse and Ellen MacArthur onboard BT. BT crossed the finish line at 15:47:53 BST to win the IMOCA class ahead of Artemis I, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's Grey Power and Steve White's Toe in the Water.... [more]
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No medal but Wright adds points to his ISAF Sailing World Cup standing
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie IFA,
Ed Wright (GBR) recovered from his 19th place scored on the first day to place sixth overall adding a further 15 points his ISAF Sailing World Cup standings. Rafal Szukiel overcame close competition to win the Medal race at Kieler Woche.... [more]
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Crew selected for John Merricks II Fastnet bid
RYA media,
Fourteen young keelboat sailors are celebrating after earning their call-up for this year's Rolex Fastnet Race as the crew of the RYA-run TP52 John Merricks II.... [more]
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ISAF announces APP funding for Volvo Youth World Championship sailors
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is delighted to announce that 23 competitors from 14 nations have been approved for Athlete Participation Programme (APP) funding support to attend the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship... [more]
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Ominous signs from current champion at Farr 40 Worlds
Day one of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2009 and the three race winners were Barking Mad, Nerone (ITA) and Transfusion (AUS). American owner, Jim Richardson, and his Australian counterpart, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, are flying the flag for the international contingent and will be pleased with their day's work.... [more]
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Williams retains second place on World Match Racing Tour leader board
World Match Racing Tour media,
Adam Minoprio (NZL) and his Emirates Team New Zealand/BlackMatch team have earned 20 points for their standing on the World Match Racing Tour leader board after finishing their last event as runner-up to Troia Portugal Match Cup winner Torvar Mirsky (AUS). This extends what was a shaky one-point lead to twelve points over a new runner-up, reigning match race World Champion Ian Williams (GBR).... [more]
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UK wins medals at Kiel Week - ISAF Sailing World Cup
(ISAF Tamsin Rand / Kieler Woche Marcus Schlichtin,
For the ISAF sailing World Cup sailors the 127th Kieler Woche ended today with thrilling medal races in perfect conditions with 10 to 15 knots of wind and lots of sun. A good haul for Britain with a Gold, Silver and two bronze to consolidate the lead on the World Sailing Cup series.... [more]
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Happy ending for ISAF Sailing World Cup sailors at 127th Kieler Woche
Kieler Woche Media,
For the ISAF sailing World Cup sailors the 127th Kieler Woche ended today with thrilling medal races in perfect conditions with 10 to 15 knots of wind and lots of sun. Racing started on Saturday but with two days of very light winds the beautiful conditions of the past two helped bring Kieler Wocher back on schedule and made a happy ending for the fist part of the 127th Kieler Woche.... [more]
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