Editorial - Sanderson leaves TeamOrigin and more...
Confusion hangs over the UK sailing world this week as it was announced that Mike Sanderson of New Zealand, has departed Team Origin. It came as a shock to most when the announcement was made. Sanderson is one of the world's most accomplished sailors and it seems a very odd time for Sir Keith Mills to be making this decision; the team are about to compete in the Louis Vuitton Trophy at La Maddelena in Italy. Let's hope the dismissal of Sanderson doesn't hamper their chances!
It's a full British line-up for the Ecover Sailing Team in the Extreme Sailing Series this year. Mike Golding, Leigh McMillan, Will Howden and Jonathan Taylor make up the team set to compete in Sete, France in only seven days.
Check out Sail-World for these and plenty of other stories from the UK and beyond.
Saturday brings with it an east, north-easterly force 3 breezes. Sunday might get to force 4 with light easterly breezes, changing as the day goes on to southerlies but not changing speed. Temperatures are set to be the highest so far this year, a lovely 22-23 degrees.
Have a grand weekend!
The Sail-World UK Team
America's Cup: Shock announcement as Sanderson exits TeamOrigin Richard Gladwell, In an incredible announcement, just over an hour ago, TeamOrigin has announced the departure of team head, Mike Sanderson. The announcement is ostensibly following a decision to restructure the organization, however no alternative structure has been announced, and no replacement named.... [more] Share this story
Enter NOW to win a PredictWind Professional subscription Richard Gladwell, Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! COMPETITION CLOSES SOON!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind's Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition.... [more] Share this story
Solo Open at Fishers Green SC John Strange - 4427, Solo Open meeting on 16th May had thirty-four sailors in total, which included two ladies and eleven visitors. Most sailors were so keen to start that a general recall had to be sounded for race 1.... [more] Share this story
Match Race Germany - Slow motion ballet duets form day one round robin WMRT Media, Match Race Germany competitors have provided a series of slow motion ballet duets for the start of the Round Robin. The four to five knots of wind on Lake Constance from the South West has brought out the best in lake sailing ability, with some skippers like Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team preferring these conditions, having been taught on ‘Lac de Maine'.... [more] Share this story
Normandy Channel Race - Homeward bound Kate Jennings - Expression, Normandy Channel Race 2010 - On rounding Fastnet Rock to the South of Ireland this morning, Thomas Ruyant and Tanguy Leglatin also set a course back to France and Normandy.... [more] Share this story
PWA Ulsan World Cup 2010 Korea, Day six - Rivals fall by the wayside Vivienne Masters, PWA Ulsan World Cup, in Korea saw a tough day at the office as Karin Jaggi leap out in front, whilst Antoine Albeau strengthened his lead as his rivals fall by the wayside.... [more] Share this story
J.P. Morgan Round the Island Race 2010 – Francis Joyon returns.. again Peta Stuart-Hunt, One of the most awe-inspiring pairings in the annals of record-breaking multihull racing returns to Cowes to compete in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on Saturday 19th June. Francis Joyon and his big red Trimaran Idec II will be back on the start line and hoping to beat their own unbroken record of 3.08.29, set in 2001.... [more] Share this story
Normandy Challenge Race - Who's stolen Ireland? Kate Jennings - Expression, Normandy Challenge Race latest update. The race for second place is raging and there are three protagonists vying for the supporting roles by performing a series of tack changes on course towards the Fastnet, within a dozen miles of each other... [more] Share this story
Team GAC Pindar enter Extreme Sailing Series Jo Gawith, Team Pindar, has joined forces with Dubai-based global logistics provider GAC, to form a ‘Team GAC Pindar' entry in this year's European Extreme Sailing Series.... [more] Share this story
Perth 2011 ahead of the curve on Olympic Commision Report Samantha Scott / Perth 2011, Perth 2011 Chairman Hon Ian Campbell has welcomed the findings of a recently released report by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Olympic Commission, to the ISAF Executive Committee.... [more] Share this story
The Normandy Channel Race - Class 40 in the mist Kate Jennings, Normandy Channel Race is taking the double-handed crews right the way along the spectacular South coast of England and Ireland, nothing at all can be seen because a curtain of thick fog has been drawn across the Celtic Sea since the Class 40s' entry.... [more] Share this story
470 Junior World Championships for Doha, Qatar Luissa Smith, The 470 Junior World Championships will take place from the Doha Sailing Club in Doha, Qatar and represent the 2010 season-ending finale of the 470 Championship calendar. Qatar was selected as the venue because it offers great sailing and also its geographic location makes it an extremely accessible venue with a particular appeal for competitors coming from Africa, the Middle East and Asia.... [more] Share this story
YANMAR Racing aiming for record fourth win at Match Race Germany YANMAR Racing Media, Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing team are looking for a fourth win at Match Race Germany. Gilmour won Match Race Germany three times in a row from 2004-2006 and following an unexpected early exit at Match Race France in Marseille last month, is keen to do well on Lake Constance, Langenargen in Germany this week.... [more] Share this story
PWA Ulsan World Cup, Korea Day 5 - Costly mistakes and upsets PWA/Paul Griffiths, 2010 PWA Ulsan World Cup, Korea – Day 5 report. Shocking mistakes and premature starts, all contributed towards a day of upsets, and realignment on the results sheet. The women's fleet sailed in a split heat format today to enable the top eight to rise to the top and battle it out in an all action final. Eight women managed to qualify, but only five actually sailed it!... [more] Share this story
ISAF World Match Racing Rankings - Wednesday 19 May 2010 ISAF, ISAF World Match Race ranking show Great Britain and New Zealand remain on top. Kiwi World Champion Adam Minoprio continues his lead in the Open Rankings whilst Lucy Macgregor (GBR) holds on to her to number one position in the Women's... [more] Share this story
Extreme 40 Champions announce European Series crew line-up Into the Blue, Oman Sail's Masirah, current European and Asian Extreme Sailing Series champions, have announced a new line-up for the 2010 European Series. Two Extreme 40 teams will represent the Sultanate of Oman in the European series and both begin the series confident after The Wave, Muscat finished second only to Masirah in the Asian series.... [more] Share this story
RC44 Class announces first officially recognised World Championship MaxComm Communications, The first official RC 44 World Championship will take place on October 11th - 16th 2010, in Puerto Calero (Canary Islands). The recognition by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is an important milestone for the Class.... [more] Share this story
Gladwell's Line: Reading the America's Cup designers' minds Richard Gladwell, The Names of the America's Cup design world gathered around a table in the BMW Oracle Racing headquarters, in Valencia, earlier this week to consider options for a yacht for the 34th America's Cup. Such meetings are not new. Alinghi and the then Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve held several in their tenure, working down the options for a monohull that could be used in a multi challenger, mutua... [more] Share this story
The Normandy Channel Race - A change of scene Kate Jennings, Normandy Channel Race competitors saw the entry into the Celtic Sea between the North of Cornwall and the South of Ireland experience a sudden switch in conditions. From a very light westerly breeze in the Channel, the fleet quickly found themselves, without a transition zone, in downwind conditions making headway in a south, south-westerly wind increasing to 20 knots.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans – Aussie skipper Milestone Oz comes out of the water Garry Golding / Velux 5 Oceans, On the eve of Jessica Watson completing her momentous achievement, another Australian sailor conquered an important milestone in the preparation on his way to the start line of the Velux 5 Oceans, the round the world yacht race which starts on 17th October 2010 from La Rochelle (France).... [more] Share this story
Sailing stars unveil new crane at Weymouth Sailing Club Ellie Williamson, The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events may still be two years away, but Weymouth and Portland's sailors can already see the benefits thanks to investment in a new crane at Weymouth Sailing Club.... [more] Share this story
Bouncy castle makes record crossing of Lake Garda + Video Metro.com, A dream trip for some might be kayaking down the Amazon or hot air ballooning across Africa – but for one trio of young men it was paddling across Lake Garda in a bouncy castle, during the recent Olympic Garda 2010 regatta.... [more] Share this story
Trent Valley Open Meeting – Weather plays havoc in Notts Zoe Ballantyne, Trent Valley Open Meeting 2010 - Although the numbers attending were slightly down on last year, the entry of 13 was still a goodly turnout. The weather proved to be a “curate's egg” – glorious sunshine with a five to seven mph breeze but from the worst possible direction, being NNE, guaranteed to cause havoc in the Doldrums upstream of the Clubhouse.... [more] Share this story
International Moth UK Inland Championships – Results 2010 www.internationalmoth.co.uk, International Moth UK Inland Championships, which was hosted by Queen Mary hosted on eighth and 9th May saw 21 boats attend from all over the country, despite a very light forecast and a number of people packing boats into crates to send them to the European Foil Fest in Spain.... [more] Share this story
Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club open meeting www.gp14.co.uk, The Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club Open Meeting saw a blustery north west wind set the scene for the 13 competitors. The event counted towards the GP 14 Class Grand Prix Series.... [more] Share this story
Farr 30 European Championship 2011 to be part of Kieler Woche www.sailing.org, In 2011 the Farr 30 International One Design class will crown their European Champions during Kieler Woche and with that celebrate their class debut in Northern Europe at one of the largest regattas in the world.... [more] Share this story
Speed sailing – Adrenalin rush entertainment on the water Patricia Kirschner, Speed sailing - It's supped-up sailing - fast-paced, high-speed, short, sharp and entertaining and it's another new innovation of the International Tornado Association (ITA) for 2010.... [more] Share this story
The 2010 PWA Ulsan World Cup, Korea – Day four PWA/Paul Griffiths, The 2010 PWA Ulsan World Cup in Korea - heavy rain and zero wind put a halt to proceedings on the fourth day of world-class competition at Jinha beach.... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Training kicks off in La Maddalena Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA, Ten Louis Vuitton Trophy teams took to the waters off La Maddalena on Tuesday for the first official training session of the regatta.... [more] Share this story
Designers focus on new America's Cup Class Golden Gate Yacht Club, A significant step was taken towards creating the next America's Cup boat when 19 designers met in Valencia. Central to the deliberations was whether to develop a monohull or a multihull for the 34th America's Cup. The conference was held at the home base of BMW Oracle Racing during its successful 33rd America's Cup campaign.... [more] Share this story
Supporters and ambassadors get onboard the SailTime Charity Challenge Into the Blue, Once again there will be a charity challenge hitting the water at the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race (19 June 2010). Four cancer charities have each been provided a SailTime Beneteau Oceanis 40 yacht and an experienced skipper and first mate for the race, with the crews aiming to raise funds with a combined total of £18,000.... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10 – Race nine – Panama to Jamaica – Day three Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10, race nine sees just 15 miles separating the front five teams and only 35 to go to the finish line the next few hours will surely cause a few nail-biting moments for the crews racing towards Port Antonio, Jamaica.... [more] Share this story
Alinghi designer fronts at America's Cup Designer Conference Richard Gladwell, Alinghi designer, Rolf Vrolijk is attending the America's Cup design conference being staged in Valencia, today. The designer of two winning America's Cup yachts was one of what is believed to be about 20 designers participating in the session to develop the boat to be used at the 34th America's Cup. Other designers attending include the BMW Oracle Racing team.... [more] Share this story
Alinghi sailors to be admitted to America's Cup Hall of Fame Alinghi.com, Recent Alinghi team mates, Simon Daubney, Warwick Fleury, Murray Jones and Dean Phipps are to be inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame on 17 September along with Mike Drummond, currently design director for BMW Oracle, and the AC Hall of Fame founder himself, Halsey Herreshoff, who was one of the most active AC sailors during the 12-Metre era.... [more] Share this story
Vice Admiral's Cup Regatta - A roaring success Fiona Brown, The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club's Vice Admiral's Cup Regatta was a roaring success. Class 0 (50-52 footers) featured three TP52s and although it was the smallest class it was none-the-less perfectly formed with many of the UK's top big boat sailors crewing and competition so close that at times it looked more like match than fleet racing.... [more] Share this story
PWA Ulsan World Cup, Korea 2010 – Day three frustrating Paul Griffiths/PWA, PWA Ulsan World Cup, Korea - The French double ‘A' duo remain at the front of their fleets after a frustrating day waiting for wind on Jinha beach.... [more] Share this story
IRC 2011 - Composite Standing Rigging RORC, At a recent meeting of the IRC Technical Committee, the subject of the rating cost of composite standing rigging was discussed.... [more] Share this story
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta – Entries now open Lucy Harwood, The Skandia Sail for Gold regatta is one of the biggest events on the 2010 sailing calendar, not only will it give competitors an opportunity to compete on Olympic and Paralympic waters ahead of 2012, but it will also play host to the seventh and final instalment of the 2009/10 edition of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series.... [more] Share this story
Jessica Watson's voyage provides some sailing sponsorship insights David Fuller, On Saturday, Australian teenager Jessica Watson sailed into Sydney Harbour to complete an amazing journey. The 16 year old has spent 7 months sailing around the world, on her own, without stopping. The voyage will have a huge impact on the way sailing is regarded and also has big implications for the sponsorship of sailing activities. Jessica's story is not about sailing, not really.... [more] Share this story
Warsash Spring Series – Prize giving Flavia Bateson, Warsash Sailing Club was full to capacity on 14th May 2010 when the prize giving for the Warsash Spring Series and Spring Championship took place. Chairman Peter Bateson thanked the 132 volunteers from the Club who had made sure everything ran smoothly and welcomed Sarah Treseder, recently appointed CEO of the RYA, to present the trophies.... [more] Share this story
Cumberland Cup 2010 – 54 races sailed, winner announced Malcolm McKeag, The Cumberland Cup came to an end today and with a close to perfect score, Andrew Fowler's team of Sam Hurst, Brendan Fafliani, John Sheehy, Nick Smyth, Guy O'Leary, Peter Bailey and Phil Lawton from Royal St George YC in Dublin, Ireland, won the 2010 Royal Thames Cumberland Cup... [more] Share this story
Royal Southern Yacht club Poole and Back Race 2010 - Close results Natalie Gray, Royal Southern Yacht club Poole and Back Race, which is a new event for the Royal Southern's calendar this year, saw 14 boats competing at the weekend race, enjoying good force three-four (seven - 15 knots) SW breezes if sometimes chilly conditions.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series: Ecover Sailing Team announces all Brit line-up Lucy Harwood, The Extreme Sailing Series begins in two weeks and the Ecover Sailing Team have announced an all British line up for the season ahead.... [more] Share this story
Belgian Open Multihull Championships - Sailing Olympian extends record 2B Sailing, The Belgian open multihull championships in Knokke on the weekend saw multiple sailing Olympian Carolijn Brouwer won her first battle on land when a coin toss secured her the skipper's position on her new Viper and claimed her second triumph soon after when she and partner Darren Bundock raced to victory.... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10 – Race nine – Panama to Jamaica – Day two Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10 – Panama to Jamaica, day two. 'After the three weeks of 'downhill' sailing and the flat waters of the Panama Canal, the first two days of this race have come as a shock as we beat into more than 20 knots of wind,' reports Cape Breton Island's skipper, Jan Ridd.... [more] Share this story
RORC North Sea Race - Tonnerre and Xcentric Ripper overall winners Diana Bogaards, RORC North Sea Race - The Tonnerre de Breskens 3 of skipper Piet Vroon (NED) and the Xcentric Ripper of John van der Starre (NED) are the overall winners of the R.O.R.C. North Sea Race 2010, respectively in the IRC and ORC fleet... [more] Share this story
RORC De Guigand Bowl - Flight of Apollo Louay Habib, RORC De Guigand Bowl, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron. Nigel Passmore's turboed TP52, Apollo had a cracking De Guingand Bowl winning overall and IRC Super Zero, in some style but it didn't start off very well as Nigel Passmore explains;... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy: Gearing up in La Maddalena Louis Vuitton Trophy and WSTA Media, The weather is unusually cool, but it was sunny and very breezy as organisers put the final touches on the infrastructure for the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena over the weekend. While the host Mascalzone Latino Audi Team has been training for much of the past week with BMW ORACLE Racing, which is making its return to the Louis Vuitton Trophy as Defender of the America's Cup, many of the oth... [more] Share this story
Pace, Alice, Velvet Elvis and Espada victorious at the Vice Admiral's Fiona Brown, Three days of outstanding Solent racing ensured that the 2010 edition of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club's Vice Admiral's Cup Regatta was a roaring success. Johnny Vincent, winner of Class 0 at the helm of his TP52 Pace, summed the weekend up perfectly when he said, 'It's been an amazing weekend - I feel more like a 25 year old than a 45 year old.'... [more] Share this story
ISAF World Match Racing Tour developing the global tourism industry WMRT Media, Match Race Germany has boosted the local revenue of Langenargen by three quarters of a million Euros, demonstrating the positive economic impact that the ISAF World Match Racing Tour has on all the venues which host a prestigious Stage of the Tour.... [more] Share this story
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy - Jaffa's success Kate Holmes, The Jaffa ‘Zest For Life Tour' 2010 got off to a flying start last weekend with the first ever Jaffa Asymmetric Cup at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA.)... [more] Share this story
Spike Doriean Family Appeal - Update- Going well but more needed!! Barby McGowan, The international sailing world was stunned on Tuesday April 6 2010 by the news of the sudden death of Peter ‘Spike' Doriean, 38, one of Australia's best known professional sailors and one of the nicest guys any of us have had the privilege of knowing. Spike is survived by his wife Nicki and two young children, Jemima aged 5 and Fox aged 3. It is for his young family that we are appealing for you... [more] Share this story
Jessica Watson – too young for 2010 Sydney to Hobart race? Sail-World.com, On arrival in Sydney back in Sydney on Saturday Jessica Watson stated her desire to do some ocean racing. Don McIntyre the owner of the S&S 34, Ella's Pink Lady, which Jessica Watson just sailed into Sydney Harbour after 210 days at sea, has proposed that the boat should be sailed in the 2010 Sydney Hobart race by an all girl crew.... [more] Share this story
Royal Thames Yacht Club Cumberland Cup 2010 - In pictures - Part two Sail-World.com and Ingrid Abery images, The Cumberland Cup 2010 is a key International team racing event which, this year took place between the 15th and 16th of May. Organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London, which is home to Sir Keith Mills' TeamOrigin AC Campaign.... [more] Share this story
Royal Thames Yacht Club Cumberland Cup 2010 - In pictures - Part one Sail-World.com and Ingrid Abery images, The Cumberland Cup 2010 is a key International team racing event which, this year took place between the 15th and 16th of May. Organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London, which is home to Sir Keith Mills' TeamOrigin AC Campaign.... [more] Share this story
Finn Open Junior and Senior Europeans: Wright moves up International Finn Association, Finn Open Junior and Senior European Championships. Mathematically nine boats can win after the medal race, but realistically it will be one of the top five or six, though all nine have a good chance of taking a medal, with just 15 points separating them.... [more] Share this story
Teen sailors - Jessica home, Abby repairing, Laura preparing Sail-World Cruising, While Australia's Jessica Watson basks in the adulation of the nation, and gets her land legs back after seven months at sea, Californian teen Abby Sunderland repairs her yacht in Cape Town and 14-year-old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker is preparing to depart.... [more] Share this story
Jessica Watson and the image of a hardy sailor Nancy Knudsen, She looks too slender to put on a winch, not strong enough to pull in a spinnaker, not old enough to put on the wheel, and too frail for an ocean journey. If Jessica Watson walked down the wharf at any yacht club looking for a sail in a Saturday afternoon race, it's likely that most skippers would smile indulgently and tell her to come back next year.... [more] Share this story
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