Joyon, Peyron, tight match racing in Germany but where is Ireland?
Welcome to this week's European newsletter.
Match Race Germany, the second event on the World Match Racing Tour calendar is underway on Lake Constance. French sailor, Mathieu Richard tops the WRMT leaderboard and is hoping for a good placing at Match Race Germany to increase his overall lead.
Francis Joyon has announced his entry into the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Joyon and his 30 metre red Trimaran Idec II will be hoping to beat their own 2001 record of 3.08.29.
A 'pea-souper' fog has added a degree of difficulty to the Normandy Channel Race; Thomas Ruyant and Tanguy Leglatin currently lead the race.
‘Mr Multihull' Loick Peyron takes over the helm of the Extreme 40 Oman Sails Masirah for the Extreme Sailing Series Europe, the RC44 Class has announced its first World Championship is set for Puerto Calero (Canary Islands) in October and the Louis Vuitton Trophy teams are in La Maddalena (Italy) for a planned Saturday start to the latest event.
The latest ISAF World Match race Rankings have been published with Mathieu Richard, Damien Iehl and Sebastien Col and Claire Leroy all in the top ten.
Our newsletter is jammed packed full of the latest local and international sailing news. We hope you enjoy reading this week's offering.
Mirsky Racing Team - Good start at Match Race Germany Kinley Fowler, Mirsky Racing Team report from Match Race Germany, the second event on the World Match Racing Tour. After some tough racing in fickle winds, and a little bit of good fortune, the Mirsky Racing Team have finished day one of Match Race Germany undefeated.... [more] Share this story
Korea Cup 2010 – 50 boats on the start line - one start line... Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Bright and breezy was the order of the day, with an onshore breeze of 15 kts, and a windward/leeward course set just a matter of yards from the entrance to the regatta marina. The start line was substantially biased towards the boat end (although very few boats seemed to notice), and some observers were surprised to find that ALL boats would be starting together. ... [more] Share this story
Match Race Germany Day 1 - YANMAR Racing 2-1 show plenty of speed YANMAR Racing, YANMAR Racing finished day 1 of Match Race Germany on Lake Constance, Langenargen with two wins and one loss. Peter Gilmour was pleased with the team's good speed and upwind tactics.... [more] Share this story
Finn World Masters 2010 - Competitors from 23 nations Robert Deaves, Finn World Masters preliminary entry list includes 190 sailors from 23 nations. The favourite has to be the three times winner and defending champion Andre Budzien (GER) though 2006 winner Michael Maier (CZE) is also on the preliminary entry list and should provide a strong challenge.... [more] Share this story
Finn Europeans - Local hero receives championship trophy Robert Deaves, Last Sunday night outside YC Labud in Split, Croatia, local hero Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic received the Finn European Championship trophy for the second year running.... [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 PWA/Paul Griffiths, 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
BMW Oracle Racing ready to roll at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Jane Eagleson, BMW Oracle Racing, The BMW Oracle Racing team is ready to return to Louis Vuitton Trophy action in La Maddalena, Sardinia. 10 teams will battle for supremacy over the two-week regatta, racing off one of the Mediterranean's most spectacular coastlines.... [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
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
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
BlackMatch Racing sign new sponsors for 2010 racing seasson BlackMatch Racing, Current World Match Racing Champions, BlackMatch Racing, report on their latest sponsor signings for the 2010 Match Racing season: Its official, BlackMatch Racing has signed a sponsorship contract with Fedex Express who has agreed to stay aboard for our 2010 Campaign. We have also managed to gain the backing of two iconic Kiwi companies,... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy: Artemis starts training in La Maddalena Paul Cayard, Following on from Artemis' podium finish in the TP52 Portugal Trophy last week in Cascais, Torbjorn Tornqvist's team is now in La Maddalena (Italy) preparing for the start of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, which begins this Saturday. Organised by the World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA), the Sardinian event is the third Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta for the Swedish team... [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
ISAF repeats anti-piracy recommendations ISAF, Military Authorities have issued further warnings of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden and the Northern Indian Ocean region. As a result the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has re-issued advice on guidelines.... [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
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
Banque Populaire Smashes Groupama's Mediterranean Record www.sailing.org, Pascal Bidégorry and his eleven crew on the maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire V has smashed the Trans Med record from Marseille to Carthage, Tunisia taking two hours 47 minutes and 47 seconds off Groupama 3's previous record.... [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
Clipper 09-10 - Spirit of Australia takes line honours in race to Jama Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10. After a fast and furious race up through the Caribbean from Panama to Jamaica, the fleet slowed to a crawl as they rounded the island's most easterly point and were caught as the wind died away, the last 25-mile stretch of the race taking almost six hours for the leading boats to complete.... [more] Share this story
2010 Audi Melges 32 European Championships - GP42 Images Sail-World and Max Ranchi, 2010 Audi Melges 32 European Championship, GP42 races eight and nine, photographs by photographer Max Ranchi.... [more] Share this story
Sail Melbourne confirms dates for 2010 ISAF, The first leg of the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup will once again set sail in Melbourne, Australia. With an amazing summer of sailing lined up in Australia this year, there will be no better place to be for Olympic Class competitors come November.... [more] Share this story
The Hague readies for Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships 470 Worlds 2010, From 9-18 July, the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships for men and women will take place on the waters in front of The Hague.... [more] Share this story
French sailor Duc enters Velux 5 Oceans Sarah Hames, French sailor Louis Duc has set his sights on the Velux 5 Oceans. He has notched up fourth place in Class 40, the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Solitaire du Figaro. He has also completed seven Atlantic crossings and first raced in the Mini 6.50 Charente-Maritime Bahia race... [more] Share this story
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
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
The Normandy Channel Race - Destination Dunkerque first to the Lizard Kate Jennings, The Normandy Channel Race is now into its third day of racing since Sunday's start from Caen. The double-handed protagonists among the remaining nine Class 40s have already had their fair number of pitfalls to contend with on their way down the shores of the Calvados, across the Channel, around the Isle of Wight and, since dawn today, along the rugged coastline of Cornwall.... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy – Team Azzurra begins official training Azzurra Press Office, Official training sessions began in La Maddalena, Sardinia today for the ten teams participating in the Louis Vuitton Trophy from 22nd May to 6th June. The crew of Azzurra, flying the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's burgee, completed two training sessions: first with America's Cup Defender BMW Oracle Racing and successively with French team Aleph.... [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
Match Race Germany looks forward to being a WMRT Awards recipient WMRT Media, Match Race Germany (MRG) will be a key contender in the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) Annual Awards. The professional team are aiming to be nominated for a number of the awards which recognise high achieving teams involved with the Tour. Seen as the ‘Oscars of Match Racing' competition, it is a privilege to secure a nomination across any of the eight categories.... [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
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
Normandy Channel Race – Testing conditions for the fleet Oliver Dewar, At 13:00 BST on Sunday, the ten boats in the Normandy Channel Race Class 40 fleet crossed the start line at the beginning of this tough double-handed race across The Channel, through The Solent and west towards Ireland and Fastnet Rock, before returning across the Channel to the finish off Caen and Ouistreham on the Normandy coast next weekend.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series - Henri Lloyd keeps going to extremes Extreme Sailing Series Europe, Henri Lloyd has announced its continuing commitment to the Extreme Sailing Series for 2010 as Official Technical Clothing Partner. The marine and leisurewear company is widely regarded as one of the market leaders in technical sailing and lifestyle apparel, having pioneered the development of fabrics, garment design and product development for over 45 years.... [more] Share this story
Audi MedCup TP52 Cascais 2010 - More images Sail-World, More Audi MedCup TP52 Cascais 2010 images from photographer Stefano Gattini-Francesco Ferri.... [more] Share this story
Normandy Channel Race - Time for the big manoeuvres Kate Jennings, The 10 Class 40s competing in the Normandy Channel Race are already making headway along the South coast of England. In a little over 24 hours of racing, they've devoured 200 miles.... [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
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
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
Longtze European Tour 2010 – Stage two - Champion crowned! Longtze European Tour, The Longtze European Tour always brings the same suspense! Not until the final leg of the 11th round of the Grand Prix de l'Ecole Navale, second stage of the Longtze European Tour, was the winner revealed. German Eckhard Kaller (Wet Feet) and his team take it by one small point from Jimmy Pahun's “Région Ile de France 2010”. The students from the team CSC – HEC Ecole Navale are third.... [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
Seychelles Regatta 2010 – Seychelles is getting ready for their guests Coralie Rassinoux, The Seychelles Regatta begins shortly, and in a few days will be welcoming the participants of the 2010 edition of the event which takes place from the 22nd to the 30th May.... [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
Emerging Nations Programme – Philippines sailor wins RS:X Class Samantha Scott / Perth 2011, Emerging Nations Programme (ENP) Regatta was bound to be a success with 40 competitors from more than 10 nations racing on the World Championship courses today.... [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
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
TeamOrigin end first MedCup regatta with a credible position TeamOrigin Media, The final two races of the Cascais Audi MedCup first event took place today, yet again in incredible conditions - wind, waves and sunshine to round up this first successful event. TEAMORIGIN had an impressive start and led around the first mark in the first race but suffered a spinnaker sheet issue and lost out badly finishing in 10th place.... [more] Share this story
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