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 04 Jun 2010

Transatlantic speed record and glorious sunshine

Six days ago the 100ft super-maxi yacht owned by Mike Slade began its 2,925 nautical mile journey in an attempt to beat the transatlantic speed record. Last reported to have been travelling at 20 knots, the crew said that if they were doing anything below that, they were disappointed, and that watching the clock tick down in those circumstances was frustrating. We will find out tomorrow if they have managed to break the previous record, held by Mari Cha IV of 6 days, 17 hours and 52 minutes. Good luck!

For that, and many more stories from the UK and across the world check out Sail-World.

A glorious weekend ahead, it seems. Sunshine and some breeze on Saturday and more on Sunday with force 5 or beyond in the Solent.

Have a fabulous weekend.

The Sail-World UK Team.

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ICAP Leopard 3 Transatlantic Record - A great night's sail
ICAP Leopard 3 team,
ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht on May 29th crossed the start line at Ambrose Light to begin her attempt on the 2,925 nautical mile monohull transatlantic speed record.... [more]
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OnBoard Inter-club Festival - Wind, rain and a brilliant day
OnBoard Inter-club Festival, held at Bowmoor Sailing Club last Saturday (29 May) saw typical bank holiday weather – high winds and pouring rain – but it wasn't enough to stop 15 youngsters having a whale of a time at the event.... [more]
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RYA National Circuit Powerboat Racing Championship Round 2 report
Last weekend saw the second round of the RYA National Circuit Powerboat Racing Championship round two got underway at Carr Mill Dam, St Helens last weekend. The event hosted by the Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club, Saw over 30 competitors from all over the country turn up in their bid to become 2010 RYA National Champion.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Richard and Minoprio top entry list
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup - French Match Racing Team Skipper Mathieu Richard and Adam Minoprio of Black Match Racing lead the field of entries.... [more]
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Royal Findhorn Benromach Regatta report and results
Royal Findhorn Yacht Club,
The annual Benromach Regatta took place at the Royal Findhorn Yacht Club on the weekend of 29th/30th May. Fifteen dinghies and three keelboats raced over the weekend.... [more]
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Sailrocket Project update - New skins, sunshine and ... them!!
Vestas Sailrocket/Paul Larsen,
The UK based team behind the Vestas Sailrocket project are building a new boat to finish the job of setting the outright world speed sailing record. Paul Larsen brings us up to date with the latest progress.... [more]
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Semi finalists decided for Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena
Louis Vuitton Media and Sail-World,
Five races confirmed four powerful semi-finalists today for the Louis Vuitton Trophy being sailed off La Maddalena, Sardinia. They are the French/German boat All4One, Sweden's Artemis, Emirates Team New Zealand and SYNERGY Russian Sailing Team. Out of the competition are some highly fancied teams including the America's Cup Defenders, BMW Oracle Racing and TeamOrigin (GBR) with the bevy of Olympic... [more]
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J-Cup 2010 - Racing commences
Natalie Gray,
J-Cup 2010 Preview: A huge fleet of 74 J Boats left their berths this morning to commence racing in the J-Cup 2010. The regatta is being hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble, and the J/109 UK National Championship takes place as part of the event.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - World's elite match racers converge
WMRT Media,
Korea Match Cup 2010 will see the world's most elite match racers converge on the developing region of Gyeonggi in South Korea next week, for stage three of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). Twelve helms will take to the tidal flats of Jeongok and Jebu lying on the West coast to fight for further valuable World Match Racing Tour score points.... [more]
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International Paints Poole Regatta report
Poole Regatta media,
International Paints Poole Regatta report. Over 140 boats, ranging from the tiny Paralympic 2.4m class up to the large IRC Class 1 yachts, enjoyed thee days of racing in Poole Harbour and Bay. Those sailing included Olympic yachtsmen Stuart Jardine, Peter Allam and Hugh Styles.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Strong winds create mayhem for TeamOrigin
Louis Vuitton Media,
The French/German team All4One moved up to second equal place at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena, Sardinia (ITA) today and will race Sweden's top-placed Artemis tomorrow to decide the winner of the round robin. A bad gennaker takedown that led to a crew injury knocked TEAMORIGIN out of the running for a top place.... [more]
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Merlin Rocket Inland Championships report
Queen Mary Sailing Club,
Merlin Rocket Inland Championships. A gentle breeze accompanying the hot rays of London sunshine played a pattern of cats paws on the blue waters.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 2 June
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 2 June have been released.... [more]
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UK East Coast Dragon Championship: New crew, borrowed boat equals win
Fiona Brown,
UK East Coast Dragon Championship. A stunningly consistent performance over three days of windy racing took the title. The Dragon Class has been experiencing a steady revival in its UK fortunes over the past year, and the 26 strong fleet challenging for this year's championship was further evidence that you really can't keep a good class down.... [more]
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Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy for Etchells
Etchells UK Class,
Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy for Etchells - report. At about 1 pm on Saturday 29th May, US sailor Argyle Campbell must have been wondering why he was closer to Newport on the Isle of Wight, than at home in Newport Beach, California.... [more]
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America's Cup: Valencia Sailing interviews Giovanni Ceccarelli
ValenciaSailing continues their coverage of the 34th America's Cup designers meeting that took place on May 18th in Valencia with the third installment. Today, ValenciaSailing.com we talked to Giovanni Ceccarelli, the Italian yacht designer, one of the 19 participants in that meeting. In the 31st America's Cup, Ceccarelli was the chief designer of Mascalzone Latino while in the 32nd edition in Val... [more]
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RS Feva Sekonda Nationals Day 3 - Tightest finish in years
Bill Tucker,
RS Feva Sekonda Nationals, Day three report: Final day dawned sunny and much windier than forecast. Sadly the clouds came in and the idea of a good thermal breeze was well squashed. But would it die before it let three races be run? This was important as three races were needed to get any discard from the Final Series Gold and Silver Fleet racing.... [more]
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RYA West Zone - West Kirby defy rains to reign at Astbury
The new season for Team15 (T15) opened at Astbury on Saturday (May 29) in the first of the year's four RYA West Zone interclub events. T15 windsurfing clubs are based all over the UK, and are for kids up to the age of 15 to learn to windsurf and to race.... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series - After three decades a win
Clyde Cruising Club,
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series final day. After more than three decades of trying veteran Clyde owner-skipper John Corson and his long serving crew of the immaculately prepared Corby 33 Salamander XX lifted the Scottish Series Trophy.... [more]
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Festival of the Sea - Oban Marina's Open Day a success
Trish Jenkins,
Oban Marina on the Isle of Kerrera today saw a 600 strong crowd enjoy a memorable Bank Holiday Monday celebrating the final event in the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) ‘Festival of the Sea' 10-day programme.... [more]
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Cowes Week - Fancy winning a place to join in the racing for a day
Cowes Week,
Cowes Week Limited has teamed up with official charter supplier, Ondeck, to offer two places racing on Monday 2 August for the lucky winner of this competition. The fantastic prize includes lunch, Champagne reception (for over 18's only) plus use of wet weather gear and safety equipment.... [more]
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Nott's County – Over 180 entries for hugely successful regatta
Notts County Sailing Club,
Nott's County's annual spring regatta was yet again a huge success. Over 180 took part in the social, with over 50 different craft in the racing, including a contingent from Bala, which is some going on a Bank Holiday weekend!... [more]
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SB3 Eurocup day 3 - Team Russia in control
Laser SB3 Eurocup day 3, in Morgat, belonged to Team Russia. Team Russia went into the third day of racing tied for points with Direct Sailing (FRA), skippered by Thomas Rouxel.... [more]
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RS Feva Nationals at Hayling Island Sailing Club day 2 - Wow!
Bill Tucker,
RS Feva Nationals at Hayling Island Sailing Club day 2 report. Phew, that was some day. Champagne sailing is what adults do, so maybe this was coke sailing.... [more]
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Myth of Malham Race - Wet, Cold and Uncomfortable!
Ian Loffhagen,
The 2010 Myth of Malham Race was a tough one. The challenging course around the Eddystone lighthouse was subject to two gale warnings and, as expected, there was a lumpy sea.... [more]
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