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29 Jun 2009

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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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Kite Masters 2009 - Sroka and Bridge win course racing in Portimao
Markus Schwendtner - IKA,
Kite Masters 2009 - Day 4. Bruno Sroka (FRA, Cabrinha) and Steph Bridge (GBR, North) are the ones to beat this year. After 11 course races in changing conditions, both finished the competition with a perfect score. Places 2-5 in the mens competition were hardly fought about, with only a few points between the top racers of the world.... [more]
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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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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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The X-battle is over at Kieler Woche
Herman Hell/amended by,
Perfect conditions on the final day of the X-35 World Championship and the X-41 European Championship during the 127th Kieler Woche. On the last day of the double Championships, the crews in the X-35 class provided a close battle in their two races.... [more]
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Swedish teams 1,2 at Troia Portugal Womens Cup 2009
Cristina Brites,
Three victories in a row gave Marie Bjorling undisputed victory on her debut at Tróia Portugal Women's Cup, with 17 victories in 18 races. The Swedish skipper divided the Sado's race course with fellow-countrywoman Karin Hagstrom, and dominated each of the races even having incurred on a penalty during the prestart manoeuvres in two of the matches.... [more]
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Images from St Petersburg - Volvo Ocean Race Finale
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Images from the finale to the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg, Russia as they parade down the River Neva into the St Petersburg city centre for the Leg 10 prize giving. The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 was the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, for the first time it took in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Peters... [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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More images from the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race - St Petersburg
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
More images from the finish of Leg 10 and the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg, Russia... [more]
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Images from the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race - St Petersburg
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Images from the finish of Leg 10 and the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg, Russia... [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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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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Horus Superyacht Cup day two
Tork Buckley - Editor The Yacht Report,
Day Two of the Horus Superyacht Cup dawned calm and hot. Yesterday's winner Antara had a Bucket rating revision of her day one handicap so finished second from last. It is perhaps a function of the eternally refining Bucket racing system, that some race places changed radically from day one to day two.... [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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Groupama 3 bound for New York
Franck Cammas/Groupama 3 media,
Groupama 3 has just cast off into the open ocean bound for New York. Under the aegis of Frédéric Le Peutrec, we can find some faithful right-hand men like Loïc Le Mignon, Loïc Dorez, Ronan Le Goff, Yann Riou, Olivier Mainguy and Gaël de Kerangat. However, there will also be some talented skippers such as Lionel Lemonchois and Bernard Stamm.... [more]
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Farr 30 competition at Tour de France à la Voile 2009
Event media,
First racing day for the 23 Farr 30 competing for the Tour de France à la Voile 2009. A prologue and a triangle were expected. The prologue did not count for the overall ranking but the following inshore race opened the point competition. Friday, an inshore race is planned at 10.00 am, with one or several legs to follow.... [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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Bermuda opens its doors for the Argo Group Gold Cup
Talbot Wilson,
The invitation process for the Argo Group Gold Cup is now underway. The 24 team event will comprise of the eight World Match Racing Tour Card holders winners of the two qualifier events in the United States and Bermuda and 14 invites handed out by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.... [more]
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iShares Cup - All eyes on the leaders
iShares Cup media,
Just a week to go until the French port of Hyères in the region of Toulon Provence Mediterranée (TPM) welcomes the return of the iShares Cup fleet. Round 2 of the 2009 iShares Cup will take place between 3rd to 5th July at the Mediterranean venue famous for its Mistral conditions. All eyes will be on current leaders Gitana Extreme - Groupe LCF Rothschild...... [more]
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Start line jitters on day two of Rolex Farr 40 Worlds
On day two at the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2009 three boats held their nerve. Today was all about keeping your head at the start line. Neither race got away cleanly. The first race required two attempts, the second three. Those got away cleanly through luck or judgement had a relatively easy day.... [more]
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Images from the start of Leg 10: St Petersburg here we come!
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Images from the start of the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Stockholm to St Petersburg (Russia). The fleet must arrive on Saturday, to pass beneath two bridges which will be specially raised to allow the fleet into the historic city.... [more]
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World class 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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Sails greet the sun in Shanghai for Annual Summer Sailstice
Event media,
The 9th Annual Summer Sailstice weekend on June 20-21 increased worldwide awareness of this international sailing holiday among both mainstream sailors and the sailing media, expanding virally through social networking, and deepening Summer Sailstice traditions with continued strong participation by the general public... [more]
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Rafal Szukiel (POL) takes Finn Gold in Kiel
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie IFA,
Rafal Szukiel overcame close competition to win the Medal race at Kieler Woche and narrowly took his first victory ever in a Grade one event. Ed Wright (GBR) recovered from his 19th place scored on the first day to place sixth overall. With a further 15 points added to his ISAF Sailing World Cup standings.... [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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Minoprio extends World Match Racing Tour lead
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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2008 - 2009 Volvo Ocean Race
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2009 Audi MedCup Circuit

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