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l'hydroptere rips down the measured mile for another world sailing record. Guilain GRENIER/www.martin-raget.com
If you are into extreme sailing, then see the story and pictures of the French foiler l'Hydroptere as she makes a sets yet another World Speed record mark of over 50kts for the measured mile. Bear in mind that is an average speed sustained for a very long distance.
And you'll probably need to look at the still images and couple of videos of BOR90 sailing off San Diego with her new wing mast. This craft is an awesome sight, and a marvel of sailing technology. They had a bit of a glitch today - we've got that story too.
Staying with the speed freaks, we have daily reports and video from Franck Cammas and friends as they make a very serious attempt aboard Groupama on the round the world speed record, otherwise known as the Jules Verne Trophy. there's some great onboard video as they skip along at over 30 kts with all the nonchalance of being on a harbour cruise.
USA's Bill Bentsen was honoured at the ISAF Annual Conference with the awarding of the Beppe Croce Trophy, the federation's highest accolade for a lifetime of achievement and service to the sport. The double Olympic medalist has given many years of service to the sport including serving for 25 years on the ISAF racing Rules Committee. We have the report of the presentation of the award in this edition.
Emirates Team New Zealand lead the way to the finish line in their Round Robin one match against BMW Oracle Racing, Louis Vuitton Trophy, Nice. Chris Cameron/ETNZ
For the match racers, we are covering the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta at Nice Cote d'Azur, France, where Emirates Team New Zealand began by giving the other competitors a sailing lesson, with the crew's teamwork being a telling factor. However in the latter srages of the regatta they have not had it all their own way, as the newer teams begin to hit their straps.
And if you have lost the plot on America's Cup Legal, we've got the update on some of the developments on that front, and with a lot more on file, which we hope to be able to let go before too long. Brad Butterworth, skipper of Alinghi gives his view of the state of play, as well.
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ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy awarded to Bill Bentsen ISAF, The presentation of the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy was made at the end of the first day of meetings for the Council of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). Bill Bentsen exemplifies the idea of sailing as a lifetime's sport. As a competitor, he won two Olympic medals: bronze at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games in the Flying Dutchman followed by gold six years later in Kiel as crew for Buddy Melge... [more] Onsend this story
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía MAPFRE presented at Barcelona Boat Show Neus Jordi, The 41st Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía MAPFRE has been presented at the Barcelona International Boat Show. To be held over Easter in Majorca is the only Spanish event included in the circuit. It will be the third event of the World Cup and will open the regatta season in Europe.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3's 300 mile loss Cammas-Groupama, Jules Verne Trophy - It's probably the worst day that Franck Cammas and his crew will have to experience as they sail around the world... As far as Franck's concerned, this Saturday will remain engraved in his memory as a long (overly long) break! 220 miles in 24 hours, which equates to half the distance on a calm day and three times less than on a normal day...... [more] Onsend this story
Images from Nice: TeamOrigin at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Ian Roman, Top international photographer, Ian Roman, provided these shots taken in the last days of the First Round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice, Cote d'Azur... [more] Onsend this story
Images from San Diego: Wingsails in the Sunset - 1 Gilles Martin-Raget, Gilles Martin-Raget was out on the water for what proved to be a long day for BOR90, testing her new wingsail off San Diego, and took these images before and after the sun went down.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - A welcome change of conditions Transat Jacques Vabre media, As the Transat Jacques Vabre fleet emerge from the rigorous conditions of the first week to contemplate the second week, the Azores bring a welcome change of conditions into the sunshine and the route to the Caribbean.... [more] Onsend this story
Solidaire du Chocolat - First arrival in Mexico Solidaire du Chocolat, Solidaire du Chocolat - Initiatives-Novedia, the youngest crew in the fleet moved into the lead on 1st November and held on to it, in spite of the persistent threat of their closest rivals, Telecom Italia.... [more] Onsend this story
ISAF Council Meeting concludes in Busan ISAF, The Council of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) concluded their meeting in Busan, Korea today, with the final decisions made at this year's ISAF Annual Conference.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup: Images from Ras al-Khaimah - Alinghi in training Alinghi Team, More images from Ras al-Khiamah where Alinghi 5 continues the long training days off Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) - clocking up a 400mile training week, just gone.... [more] Onsend this story
Farr 40 12th Anniversary Match Racing win to Nerone Farr 40 media, Farr 40 12th Anniversary Match Racing regatta - After two days of Match Racing off Key Biscayne in Miami Florida, Italian team Nerone owned by Massimo Mezzaroma won the event for the second year in a row.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup: Alinghi clocks up the testing miles in Ras al-Khaimah Alinghi Team, While much of the focus has been on San Diego this week, in Ras al-Khaimah, the America's Cup Defender have been putting Alinghi 5 through her paces as the work up to the 33rd America's Cup, scheduled at this stage for February 2010. 'Without doubt, one of the best days sailing I´ve ever had. A shame it had to end´ said Murray Jones... [more] Onsend this story
Swiss will race America's Cup in Ras al-Khaimah if Appeal successful Richard Gladwell, The current Defender of the America's Cup, Societe Nautique de Geneve, today revealed that it wants to return to race in Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) to contest the 33rd America's Cup in giant multihulls. Far from trying to get the heat turned down on the legal action, the Swiss club have appointed a new firm of lawyers to represent them on the various actions, engaging Sullivan & Cromwell... [more] Onsend this story
Anna Tunnicliffe 14-0 at US Women's Match Race Nationals Anna Tunnicliffe, Anna Tunnicliffe reports on the teams' efforts at the US Women's Match Race National Championships. 'We completed the second round robin which consisted of seven races. We won all of our races, to extend our record to 14-0. '... [more] Onsend this story
Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Six top teams entered OC Events, Extreme Sailing Series Asia. Twenty four of the World's top professional sailors will converge on Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong next week for the first round of the new Extreme Sailing Series Asia.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 in transition phase Cammas-Groupama 3, Jules Verne Trophy - After eight days at sea, Groupama 3 is currently in a transition phase. Getting around the Saint Helena High is always a key moment during the Jules Verne Trophy as it's not easy to know, just a matter of hours away, how the gusts of hot Brazilian air will transform into a stormy depression system and head off towards South Africa.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Images from Ingrid Abery Sail-World.com and Ingrid Abery images, Louis Vuitton Trophy images presented by top yachting photographer Ingrid Abery. www.ingridabery.com At the end of the first round, Emirates Team New Zealand finished in first place winning 6-1. The Italian Team Azzurra finished the round on the same win-loss ratio.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Azzurra and Emirates Team New Zealand top round Azzurra Team media, Louis Vuitton Trophy - Azzurra conclude Round Robin 1 in second place, on equal points with the mighty Emirates Team New Zealand after defeating TeamOrigin.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - BT activates distress beacon, rescued + video BT Team Ellen, Transat Jacques Vabre - BT activates distress beacon - rescue operation is now complete. The rescue operation was immediately kickstarted by the MRCC (Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre), in conjunction with the BT technical team and the Transat Jacques Vabre Race Direction - read on........ [more] Onsend this story
Emirates Team NZ lose race in Louis Vuitton Trophy but win first round Louis Vuitton Trophy Media, One match remains to complete the round and it has significant implications for the standings. Emirates Team New Zealand won the first round robin at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur despite losing the anticipated showdown match against England's TEAMORIGIN. TeamOrigin, with founder and CEO Sir Keith Mills riding as 18th man, won the thrilling race by 32 seconds.... [more] Onsend this story
Gladwell's Line: Black Friday significant for the America's Cup Richard Gladwell, The America's Cup re-enters the rarefied air of the New York Supreme Court today, Black Friday, with a further filing deadline on matters being dealt with by Justice Shirley Kornreich. These are replies, or responses to replies, on matters already before the two levels of the New York State judicial system.... [more] Onsend this story
Andrew Campbell - The Starting Line - Can you show me where it is? Andrew Campbell, Andrew Campbell - One glaring question still sticks in our minds: Can somebody please define the term: starting line?... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre fleet in survival mode Transat Jacques Vabre media, Transat Jacques Vabre fleet - Conditions on deck are close to impossible and below decks the duos try to stop themselves from being flung around the inside of their boats like pinballs.... [more] Onsend this story
Brad Butterworth reflects on latest America's Cup developments www.stuff.co.nz, Alinghi skipper Brad Butterworth has welcomed the news that next February's America's Cup will be raced in Valencia, but cautions that there are still some rocky legal seas to negotiate. Butterworth, in Wellington as a guest of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, said he was delighted his team had accepted the Spanish city as the venue... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup: First glitch with BOR'90's wingmast +video Peter Rusch, Peter Rusch writes on the wingmast incident today during testing on BOR90, the US Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup: Day three of testing got off to a good start today 'We had a good session going,' said bowman Brad Webb (NZL). 'Then as we went through a tack, we noticed that the second and third flap had come disconnected so we went head to wind and put a tow line on so I could go up and tak... [more] Onsend this story
Solidaire du Chocolat - Leaders closing on the finish line Solidaire du Chocolat, Solidaire du Chocolat - The first boats in the Solidaire du Chocolat should be arriving within 36 hours or so. Everything in the marina is ready. The Mexican hosts have prepared the marina for the arrival of the boats and the public.... [more] Onsend this story
Anna Tunnicliffe - US Women's Match Racing National Championships Anna Tunnicliffe, Anna Tunnicliffe reports from the US Women's Match Racing National Championships. Racing was scheduled to start this morning at 9am here in St Thomas at the US Women's Match Racing National Championships, but due to lack of wind we were postponed for about an hour. Racing did eventually commence,.... [more] Onsend this story
Turkey Day Regatta - Online entry still available Rich Roberts, Ask past winners in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's annual Turkey Day Regatta what they did with their prizes and they may start salivating. Online entries will be accepted until noon Friday, Nov. 20. Thereafter entries may be made only in person until 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. No entries will be accepted by mail or fax. A $20 late fee applies after midnight Tuesday, Nov. 17.... [more] Onsend this story
ISAF President sets out the challenges ahead ISAF, ISAF President Göran Petersson delivered his President's Report during the first day of meetings for the Council of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) held in Busan, Korea today at the ISAF Annual Conference. The first recommendation the President referred to was athletes' representation with full voting rights in the decision-making bodies of the Olympic Movement.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 maintains speed and the lead + video Cammas-Groupama 3, Jules Verne Trophy - The skipper of Groupama 3 explained the situation through which they have been navigating since crossing the equator in five days fifteen hours. Groupama 3 is positioned around 200 miles further West than the Jules Verne Trophy holder - Orange 2.... [more] Onsend this story
Anna Tunnicliffe on winning ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award Anna Tunnicliffe, Anna Tunnicliffe expresses her feelings at being named 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - Artemis defeats TeamOrigin Paul Cayard, Latest news from Paul Cayard on Artemis, from the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice. Once the wind shifted to the southwest, one flight was held. In the first match, Synergy did a nice job to win the start over French Spirit leading from the start.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur reaches critical stage Louis Vuitton Trophy media, Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Tomorrow's matches will determine placings for first round. Emirates Team New Zealand, Azzurra and Artemis each won their lone match of the day, which was shortened to two flights as light winds in the afternoon turned the Baie des Anges off Nice into a virtual mill pond.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World race - Cork takes victory Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Cork, Ireland, has arrived in Cape Town after taking victory in Race 3, the South Atlantic leg, of the race. The Irish team, led by skipper Richie Fearon, has led the race for the last six days, working themselves into an unassailable position to claim their first win of the 35,000-mile challenge of a lifetime.... [more] Onsend this story
l'Hydroptere smashes World speed record over one nautical mile l'Hydroptere media, l'Hydroptere's record campaign in the Mediterranean ended in great style last Sunday as Alain Thebault and his ten crew smashed the record over one nautical mile, exceeding 50 knots.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of San Diego: BOR90/USA in vertical Gilles Martin-Raget, It is fairly hard to grasp the size and spectacle of the US America's Cup Challenger BOR90/USA with her 200ft wingsail, and at the same time appreciate her engineering in close up. In this second gallery of vertical images we show BOR90/USA from mast tip to keel.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of San Diego: Hull flying with the wingsail- Day 2 plus Video Gilles Martin-Raget, Gilles Martin-Raget presents an image gallery of the US America's Cup Challenger BOR90/USA in action off San Diego, using her wingsail for the second day. This time she ventured out into the ocean off Pt Loma, still in light winds. Catch the video of the 110ft yacht and 200ft wingmast in full flight.... [more] Onsend this story
Events Clothing secures international Marine Apparel rights for Line 7 Kate Gordon, The marine and yacht clothing lines from iconic brand Line 7 will now be represented internationally by Events Clothing in a new exclusive deal. Events Clothing director Owen Rutter says he's delighted that the new owner of the Line 7 brand, Charles Parsons (NZ) Ltd, has confirmed the appointment of Events Clothing as the exclusive distributor of Line 7 marine and yachting apparel internationally... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Equation equals North or South? RivaCom, Transat Jacques Vabre - The equation under scrutiny now is whether to endure much tougher, windier conditions for a short period in the north to get to the preferred wind shift first, or to stay – more prudently – south and profit that way.... [more] Onsend this story
Is the Atlantic ICW ready to take Traffic off the Interstate? BoatU.S. News Room, The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) will examine the importance of the waterway to the entire southeastern U.S. at its annual meeting November 19 - 20 in Savannah, GA. The meeting, at the Hyatt Regency hotel, will also celebrate the association's 10 years of advocacy for this historic and critical transportation artery... [more] Onsend this story
US Olympic Gold medalist switches classes for 2012 US Sailing, Beijing Olympic gold medallist Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) talks to US Sailing about 2009, a year when she won the Laser Radial ISAF Sailing World Cup title, numerous match racing titles and was crowned female winner of the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Miami OCR 2010 online registration available from Friday Marni Lane, 2010 Rolex Miami OCR online registration opens Friday, November 13 at the event web site, RMOCR.ussailing.org.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - First win to Synergy Louis Vuitton Trophy media, Louis Vuitton Trophy - There is little change on leaderboard as the top three keep pace. It was the Synergy team of Russia that made the day's headline after their win. Synergy, led by Polish skipper Karol Jablonski, scored an historic triumph by beating the French/German team All4One.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 over the Equator + video Cammas-Groupama, Jules Verne Trophy. Groupama 3 has crossed the equator, and Franck Cammas and his nine crew are making headway at an average speed of twenty knots. And if all goes to plan, at the latitude of Recife (Brazil), scheduled for this Wednesday evening, the wind is set to shift round to the E, which will enable the trimaran to make headway beam onto the wind and set the speedo reeling at an average of ov... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Speeding to Cape Town Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - 'Team Finland is out of stealth and in good shape,' says skipper Eero Lehtinen. 'We have overtaken Hull & Humber and Uniquely Singapore. With less than five nautical miles separating Uniquely Singapore and Team Finland the Asian team has been frustrated that their closest competitor has been able to keep such a close eye on them.... [more] Onsend this story
BMW Oracle Racing - the Wing Sings Peter Rusch, BMW Oracle Racing's Blogmeister, Peter Rusch covers today's events in San Diego starting with the roll-out of the wingmast: 'If there was a regret about today's events for the BMW ORACLE Racing team, it came from knowing that a good chunk of the squad was scattered in Valencia, Nice and Anacortes and couldn't be here in San Diego, in person, to see the team reach this incredible milestone... [more] Onsend this story
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