Laser Radial Youth Worlds, Extreme 40 Worlds, Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds, Platu 25 Worlds, F18 Worlds. There's plenty going on, but not right now in Asia - except the Optimist Asian Champs, of which full coverage here.
(In August the Hobie 16 Worlds will take place in Wei Hai, China. We hope that the media reporting will be better than at the Asian Sailing Championships in Guangzhou last March - they sent out no press releases at all.)
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America's Cup: San Francisco named as sole US venue option Richard Gladwell, Larry Ellison's hometown, San Francisco, has been named as the sole US Defence venue option for the 34th America's Cup by the Defender Golden Gate Yacht Club. In a just released statement, Golden Gate YC syas that the West Coast city 'has put forward a strong, wellrounded venue proposal, and is now the only city in the USA under consideration to host the 34th America's Cup match.'... [more] Share this story
l'Hydroptère's European tour - The adventure continues l'Hydroptère, l'Hydroptère's European tour - The first part of the European programme ended this weekend when l'Hydroptère came back to Lorient after a trip of a little more than one month. Our main objectives in 2010 were to make people discover the trimaran and to sail in the open sea. Missions accomplished during this first step!... [more] Share this story
Optimist Asian Championship - Final Day IODA, The Race Committee was able to get in three races today. The first two races were in 6 to 7 knot winds and were again hampered by the strong tidal current. The RC brought the course inshore as far as possible but it was still very challenging. For the third race the wind increased to 8 to 9 knots which made all the difference for the current to be less of a factor. The results at the top were ve... [more] Share this story
Optimist Asian Championship - Back to fleet racing IODA, Today the Asian Championship went back to the scheduled fleet racing after the two days of team racing. The wind conditions did not look very promising as the fleet left the shore.... [more] Share this story
Optimists Asian Championships – Team Racing Finals IODA, The rest day at the Asian Championships had to be used for the carried over team racing. It was an early start to make the most of the midday winds. The unexpected northerly wind was pushing against the current which made for challenging course setting especially for 10 minute team race courses.... [more] Share this story
Optimist Asian Championship - Singapore on top Optimist Class Association, Optimist Asian Championship Pattaya, Thailand. Today the fleet left the shore with expectations of good winds and exciting racing after the difficulties of yesterday. The first race started and was sailed in a good steady wind... [more] Share this story
Optimist Asian Championship - First Race Optimist Class Association, Optimist Asian Championship, Pattaya, Thailand. Asian Opti fleet launched from the Royal Varuna on glorious sunny day with a gentle six to eight knot wind blowing. There was a short postponement before the RC started the proceedings.... [more] Share this story
Extreme 40 World Championship - Teams line up for inaugural event Emily Caroe, The boat park in Portorož is awash with international sailing talent as the teams entered into the inaugural Extreme 40 World Championship prepare their boats for action.... [more] Share this story
Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Long Day 2 on the water in Istanbul sun ISAF Media and Sail-World, 250 boats were rigged in the dinghy park in the glaring Istanbul, Turkey, sun early in the morning of the second day of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, waiting for a sea breeze to form. Competitors had to wait until 16:30hrs local time for the breeze to fill. When the postponement signal was dropped a blaze of dinghies sailed off into the early evening sunshine to try and get a... [more] Share this story
Laser Radial World Championships Day 4 - Champions in control Laser Worlds, Laser Radial World Championships - Finland's defending champion stepped further clear of the chasing pack today when she sailed to a well earned fifth place from another difficult race at the Worlds on the Clyde off Largs. Both Women's and Men's current title holders lead their championships.... [more] Share this story
TeamOrigin update on design resource for AC34 TeamOrigin and Sail-World, TeamOrigin today announced that discussions with JYD for the 34th America's Cup are not progressing. Grant Simmer, who joined TeamOrigin in June after 10 years with Alinghi in various senior roles, including design coordinator, has been undertaking a review of the team's design options. Simmer holds a strong view that with a new design rule soon to be announced, teams need to be in a position t... [more] Share this story
ISAF World Match Racing Tour announces latest TV schedule WMRT, Stena Match Cup Sweden came to an action packed conclusion yesterday where all eyes were on living legend Ben Ainslie from Team Origin taking top title as ‘Maestro of Marstrand'. Torvar Mirsky now moves into second place on the Tour standings with Mathieu Richard retaining his overall lead 17 points out in front of his next contender.... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Wind and tide conspire Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10. Wind and tide are a powerful combination and both have played their part in slowing the Clipper 09-10 fleet in their race for the penultimate finish line in their 35,000-mile campaign.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - Day One in Istanbul Sophie Luther, At the end of the day there are eight different nations leading each of the eight classes and the battle for the Volvo Trophy for the best performing nation is very close between Poland, Spain, Denmark and Great Britain.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour - Match Cup Sweden finale WMRT, During a penalty flag festooned semi final today on the last day of Stena Match Cup Sweden Jesper Radich (DEN) Radich Racing Team smoked Magnus Holmberg (SWE) Sigma Racing Team 3-0. Living legend Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin defeated Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team going through to the final on 3-1.... [more] Share this story
Laser Radial World Championships day two - Full on Easterly Laser Radial Worlds, Laser Radial World Championships competitors were delivered a testing measure of its notoriously difficult offshore, easterly breeze. In the Men's fleet Poland's Marcin Rudawski, the reigning world champion, was on impressive form.... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10 - Flying start gets underway from Cork, Ireland Heather Ewing, The second last race of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race is underway. At 1700 local time (1600 GMT) the cannon fired from the Royal Cork Yacht Club's start line at Weaver's Point near Crosshaven at the mouth of Cork Harbour to set the teams on their way in the 550-mile race to Ijmuiden, Holland.... [more] Share this story
Platu 25 World Championship: 125+ boats of 10 countries set to compete Sabrina Bonaiti, The Real Club de Regatas de Alicante (RCRA) presented officially the Platu 25 World Championship that will take place in Alicante from the 18th to the 24th of July 2010. Everything is ready in order to welcome this very high level sailing competition, which will convert Alicante into an International sailing centre.... [more] Share this story
RC 44 Class -New boats, teams and events -The Class is in great shape! MaxComm Communications, RC 44 Class is pleased to announce the arrival of two new top level teams, who will join the Championship Tour before the end of the year.... [more] Share this story
F18-Worlds 2010 Tight at the Top Sail-World.com, F18-Worlds 2010- Two finals races today for the Gold fleet at the 2010 F18 Worlds in Erguy,France. Having lost the lead today Bundock is still looking to win his 13th multihull world championship and will be looking for a big final day to try and peg back Olivier Backes (FRA) who is sailing very conistently with a 5,5 day and Hugh Styles (GBR) who rocketed back up into second place with a second p... [more] Share this story
China Maritime Museum to weigh anchor Shanghai Daily, The spectacular China Maritime Museum, shaped like a billowing sail and housing a replica of an ancient junk, opens to all seafarers and landlubbers on Sunday in Nanhui of the Pudong New Area overlooking Hangzhou Bay. The museum features the history and the routes of famous Chinese navigator, explorer, diplomat and admiral Zheng He (1371-1435), and commemorates his voyages around 600 years ago.... [more] Share this story
Extreme 40 World Championship countdown begins Emily Caroe, Extreme 40 World Championship - The stunning bay of Portorož on the Adriatic Coast will be centre stage for the Extreme 40 teams lining up for the inaugural race. Hosted by The Ocean Racing Club, the teams will be put through their paces over six days of Olympic style fleet races, starting at the world-renowned Kempinski Palace Hotel.... [more] Share this story
New York Yacht Club hosts International C Class Catamaran Championship New York Yacht Club, The International C Class Catamaran Championships will be hosted at New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI from August 22-28, 2010. The ICCCC is the successor to the Little America's Cup as the championship event for the for the C class catamarans. Fred Eaton of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) won the trophy from Steve Clark during the last event held by RCYC in September 2008.... [more] Share this story
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