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Transat Jacques Vabre - Leaders under pressure RivaCom, Transat Jacques Vabre - As under-pressure leaders Marc Guillemot and Charles Caudrelier on Safran bent to the task of holding off the rapidly advancing, Kito de Pavant and Francois Gabart, their smiling, chilled rivals on identical design sistership, the laughing cow' logo'd Groupe Bel, back on eighth placed Aviva Britain's Dee Caffari declared herself one ‘happy bunny' as she and Brian Thompson h... [more] Onsend this story
Canadian Yachting launches new web site Elizabeth A Kerr, Recognizing the need to lead the way in online marine marketing strategies Kerrwil Publications, publishers of Canadian Yachting, today launched its new web site and new web address – www.canadianyachting.ca. This new site will feature product announcements, cruising destinations, sail and powerboat reviews, how to and DIY articles as well as provide hot links to its growing advertiser bas... [more] Onsend this story
Canadian Yachting Association Conference Week-End Invitation Guy Perrin, The Canadian Yachting Association is re-shaping and renewing the sport of sailing in Canada . The AGM and Conference Weekend, 19th to 22nd of November 2009, presents a unique opportunity for members of the wider sailing community to contribute to the development of a new vision and coordinated strategy for our sport.... [more] Onsend this story
Groupama 3 heading eastward towards South Africa + video clips Cammas-Groupama media, The crew of Groupama 3 have submitted, but they're certainly not giving up. 1,760 miles (3,100 kms) ahead of her bows, land is still a long way off but the men are close: 'The crew, always highly professional, have once again handled the situation impeccably, without a hint of defeatism or slackening, racking their brains to get out of this faux pas as soon as possible' wrote the skipper of Groupa... [more] Onsend this story
Dalhousie sailors won the 2009 Wellahan Cup in Portsmouth, Maine Joel Tichinoff, Dalhousie Gazette, Every sailor knows that moment. The wind snaps out the sails, the boat surges forward and water sings from the stern. The sailors of the Dalhousie sailing team know that moment well as they take to the waters of the Atlantic four times a week – sun, rain or snow.... [more] Onsend this story
Interview with Bruce Kirby – the designer of the Laser - Part Two Rob Kothe Sail-World.com, This is part two the in depth interview Sail-World recently did with now 80 year old Bruce Kirby, the Canadian born Olympic Finn sailor who designed the Laser in 1969, in collaboration with Montreal based industrial designer and boat builder Ian Bruce. 40 years on the numbers of Lasers built is closing on 200,000.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Canadian F18 Nationals David Antognini, 37 F18 class catamarans rocked Etobicoke Yacht Club Sept 25-27 for the Canadian F18 Nationals. Competitors showed up from all over Canada and the US. Sponsored by Faster boats, the http://www.nacra.ca!Ontario_Nacra!new, http://www.sextantmarine.com!Hobie_Cat!new and http://www.foghmarine.com!Fogh_Marine!new.... [more] Onsend this story
LYRA 2009 Annual General Meeting Guy Perrin, Twenty-six delegates representing twelve yacht clubs attended the LYRA Annual General Meeting held at Buffalo Yacht Club on Saturday, November 7. Genesee Yacht Club's Robert Elliott was elected president.... [more] Onsend this story
Derek Hatfield on CBC 'At The Table' Patianne Verburgh, CBC Maritime News – Amy Smith interviews Derek Hatfield... [more] Onsend this story
Solidaire du Chocolat - More arrivals in Progreso Solidaire du Chocolat media, Solidaire du Chocolat - Damien Seguin and Armel Tripon crossed the finishing line to take fourth place, while British yachtsman, Tim Wright, and his Australian co-skipper, Nicko Brennan, crossed in fifth.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss retires Lucy Harwood, Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss will shortly be heading towards The Azores. The skippers remain in regular contact with Race Director Jean Maurel and their shore team.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Calm before acceleration Cammas-Groupama 3, Jules Verne Trophy - For Groupama 3 the wait has been long and the change of pace brutal. Blocked at times making less than five knots until last night, Groupama 3 has found her wings again and is powering away at an average of thirty knots this Sunday afternoon!... [more] Onsend this story
Images of San Diego: US America's Cup Challenger by night Sail-World.com, The US America's Cup Challenger looks pretty stunning in full flight during the day. At night she changes into a very elegant Lady. Sail-World is pleased to present this gallery of shots of BOR90 taken earlier this evening.... [more] Onsend this story
Luderitz Speed Challenge - 50 knots but no new records Luderitz Speed Challenge media, The Luderitz Speed Challenge today began a couple hours later than yesterday as riders waited for the tide to drop and the wind to peak. The fastest time of the day went to Rob Douglas (Cabrinha) who again managed to hit 50 knots - a dream for most riders, but not good enough to be the fastest at this year's Speed Challenge.... [more] Onsend this story
National Keelboat Champions crowned Bermuda Sailing Association, 25 keelboats from The J 105, Etchells and International One Design (IOD) classes hit the water Saturday to determine the Bacardi National Keelboat Champions in the three classes. The hottly contested J 105 Class saw five boats on the line, while the The Etchells Class had an impressive turn out with 10 boats.... [more] Onsend this story
Luderitz Speed Challenge - New World Kitespeed Record set by Caizergue Luderitz Speed Challenge media, At the Luderitz Speed Challenge records have fallen. Frenchman Alex Caizergues (F One) has broken the world kiteboarding speed record with an incredible time of 50.98 knots, breaking his previous world record of 50.57.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Four Semi-Finalists confirmed Louis Vuitton Trophy media, Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - There's one match outstanding to complete the round robin, but the four semi finalists are confirmed. After the morning northerly blew itself out today the wind shifted to the east and built. Synergy ensured its advance to the semis with the win over Azzurra in a classic match race.... [more] Onsend this story
The Best of BTS: Video from the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice BTS Broadcasting, Keith Brash & Matt Carkeek of BTS Broadcast have been producing some tremendous video from the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice. You can catch the full video playlist at www.btsbroadcast.com Here we present some of their video clips from the last few days.... [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
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race - California in Cape Town Clipper Ventures, California, the American entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race, has arrived in Cape Town at the end of an extremely challenging race across the South Atlantic. For Cape Town-based skipper Pete Rollason and his crew it was an incredible feat of seamanship and their safe arrival at the Royal Cape Yacht Club is testament to the sailing skills they have developed.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss 'taking on water' after collision Lucy Harwood, At approximately 18:20 GMT yesterday (15/11/09) Hugo Boss crew Alex Thomson and Ross Daniel, reported a collision with an unidentified object in the water.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Trio profit from excellent conditions RivaCom, In the Transat Jacques Vabre the breakaway trio, Safran, Mike Golding Yacht Racing and Groupe Bel continue to profit from the excellent conditions through Sunday... [more] Onsend this story
Solidaire du Chocolat - First three home Oliver Dewar, Solidaire du Chocolat - the 15 remaining boats encountered volatile conditions as the Caribbean delivered a new dimension to the race. Squalls, tropical storms, dead calm and weather information that rarely reflected reality turned the final 1,500 miles to the finish line into a contest where maximising boatspeed by just a fraction of a knot could mean crucial gains for the boats in close contact.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Synergy takes two wins Louis Vuitton Trophy media, Louis Vuitton Trophy - Emirates Team New Zealand scores two wins to wrap up round robins. Synergy completed a wire-to-wire win over TeamOrigin. Synergy today won two races and now occupies fourth place on the leaderboard with a 5-4 record.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World race - Cape Breton Island in Cape Town Clipper Ventures, Cape Breton Island – Nova Scotia's Masterpiece has arrived in Cape Town. crossing the finish line at the end of Race 3. The Canadian entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race was the ninth boat to finish the race and it proved to be a challenging sail that delivered big seas.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of San Diego: Lowering the Wing on BMW Oracle Racing Gilles Martin-Raget, The wingsail on BOR90, BMW Oracle racing's challenger for the America's Cup, is not straight forward to raise and lower, and requires a special technique and equipment, while she is on her mooring. In this sequence shot by Gilles Martin-Raget, we show the lowering sequence of the almost 200ft tall wing, without the use of a crane.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - A tough demanding week RivaCom, Transat Jacques Vabre crews can look back on a very tough, demanding first week en route from Le Havre to Costa Rica. Pepe Ribes of W-Hotels reported that they had crash tacked twice with the keel on the wrong side of the boat and waves crashing over them.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - TFS: PagesJaunes takes win Louis Vuitton Trophy media, Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur France's TFS – PagesJaunes scored its first win. A new wind direction blew across the racecourse on the Baie des Anges, northeast, but the strength remained light, between four and eight knots. That put a premium on getting to the right side where there seemed to be more pressure. One knot difference in windspeed can add 10 degrees of heading.... [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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 damaged and abandon record attempt Cammas-Groupama 3, Jules Verne Trophy. At around 1200 UT this Monday, a big cracking sound dashed the hopes of Franck Cammas and his nine crew in their bid to break Orange 2's round the world record from back in 2005.... [more] Onsend this story
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