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As the fleet gears up for the start of leg 3 of Solitaire du Figaro, Yann Eliès is surely reflecting on his mistake in the first leg of the race. After running aground, Eliès used his motor and the Jury has penalised him, plummeting him from second in the rankings to 19th.
Matador has repeated last year's victory in the 2010 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre, Italy's Uka Uka Racing currently leads the Melges 24 World Championship in Tallinn, Estonia and the SL 16 Worlds have just concluded in Carnac, France.
Olympic sailors from around the world are now on day one of the 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth UK. It is a chance to test the Olympic venue and to gauge themselves against their fellow competitors. Stay tuned for more on this event.
Courses 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta .. .
Cowes Week has just concluded in the UK and Sail-World.com has a multitude of great images from this event. We also have some great images from the 1851 Cup, won by TeamOrigin from BMW Oracle Racing.
For all the latest local and international news, stay tuned to Sail-World.com.
PredictWind: Good breeze for opening of Skandia Sail for Gold Richard Gladwell, PredictWind.com is forecasting a healthy seabreeze for the opening day of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, being sailed at the 2012 Olympic venue.... [more] Share this story
Lewmar's new Evo Winch range - the latest and greatest winch!! - Video Lewmar's New Evo Winch Range, Lewmar Evo Winch Range - Have a look at Lewmar's new Evo winch range. Offshore yachtswoman Lia Ditton explains some of the Evo's neat features in a short informative video.... [more] Share this story
Moth European Championships 2010 preview Sandra Mudronja, Syz & Co 2010 Moth European Championships - The Syz & Co 2010 Moth European Championships will start in 10 days on Silvaplana Lake, in the Swiss Alps near St-Moritz.... [more] Share this story
Skandia Sail for Gold - Culmination of ISAF Sailing World Cup Lucy Harwood, Skandia Sail for Gold regatta is a few hours away, titles will be won and lost on the waters of Weymouth and Portland. Can Skandia Team GBR defend their title?... [more] Share this story
OK Dinghy International - Kiwi gear dominates Europeans Robert Deaves, Kiwi OK Dinghy sailors are always keen to tell everyone that they are the best sailors in the world and perhaps they are not far wrong. A look at the top 20 in the world ranking reveals no fewer than 11 Kiwis, but a glance at the gear list for the top finishers at the European Championships also reveals a higher than average propensity for Europeans to use Kiwi originated or designed gear.... [more] Share this story
Melges 24 World Championship 2010 day 2 - No Blow No Go Fiona Brown, Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship 2010 - Despite the best efforts of a determined Race Committee, an almost total absence of any meaningful wind meant that no racing was possible today in Tallinn, Estonia. Italy's Lorenzo Bressani on Uka Uka Racing leads the Championship by four points from the Norwegian Corinthian Oyvind Peder Jahre on Storm Capital Sail Racing Team.... [more] Share this story
Solitaire du Figaro: Fleet ready for leg 3, Kinsale here we come! Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, La Solitaire du Figaro has the 44 skippers getting ready for Leg 3 in a surprisingly sunny and warm Brest while hundreds of supporters crowd the race village and the pontoons. Tomorrow at 14.00 they will leave Brittany for a challenging new leg up to the Channel, the Celtic Sea, the famous Fastnet Rock and the stunning village of Kinsale, where they return after a 13 years long absence.... [more] Share this story
Skandia Sail for Gold - Ben Ainslie returns to Finn class Kate Laven UK Telegraph, With a win over America's Cup holders BMW Oracle under his belt after the highly successful 1851 Cup series in the Solent, Team Origin skipper Ben Ainslie now turns his attentions to the Olympics with his first competition in the Finn class since winning a gold medal at the Beijing Games in 2008.... [more] Share this story
Crew management is no different to running a business Tracey Johnstone, Regattas mean bringing together a diverse group of personalities, asking them to work well within a competitive environment and often also staying in the saying in shared accommodation. On water the pressure is on to perform as a team. On land the frustrations from the race track can continue into the beer tent and then into the crew accommodation. Just how does a boat owner... [more] Share this story
SL 16 Open World Championship 2010 Overall SL 16 Open World Championship 2010, SL 16 Open World Championship 2010 - Three races have been run today from 12.00. Little wind for the first race, around eight knots, which favoured the Trebaol father and son (FRA 645) who win this race.... [more] Share this story
Copa del Rey - Domination and a repeat victory Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre, Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre 29 has new winners: Ran, Matador, Rats on Fire, Tanit and Lelagain, whereas Iberostar clinches the X-41 trophy. The winners of this 29 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre were decided after today's two races. Argentinean Matador won in considerable style thus repeating last year's victory. This is the third victory for Alberto Roemmers' TP52 in the Copa del Rey.... [more] Share this story
Cowes Week - RS Elite class goes down to the wire Cowes Week, Cowes Week - With the first four overall from the recent Elite national championship competing this week, as well as several previous RS Elite Cowes Week winners, competition has been exceptionally high.... [more] Share this story
Melges 24 World Championship 2010 - Uka Uka Racing sets the bar Fiona Brown, Melges 24 World Champion 2008, Italian Lorenzo Bressani at the helm of Uka Uka Racing, laid down a marker to the fleet at this year's World Championship, with a near perfect first and a second after two difficult light and shifty races in Tallin, Estonia today. Bressani leads by four points from the 2008 Melges 24 Corinthian World Champion.... [more] Share this story
Cowes Week Day 8 - Daily Roundup Rupert Holmes/CWL, Cowes Week concluded with another day of brisk, but shifty, winds that gave competitors exciting racing across the 25 classes competing today.... [more] Share this story
Solitaire du Figaro: the decision from the Jury alters scoreboard Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, La Solitaire du Figaro - The Jury met today in Brest to discuss the protest against Yann Eliès, who was forced to use his engine during the first leg to get off after going aground. The sailor was given a two hours penalty and as a consequence he falls from second to 19th place. Following the decision involving the skipper of Generali Europ Assistance the top part of the scoreboard has changed.... [more] Share this story
Port of Plymouth Regatta Port of Plymouth Regata, Sixteen-year-old Ryan Proctor won a rookie sailing event for youngsters who were new to racing, during the Port of Plymouth Regatta last week (28 - 31 July).... [more] Share this story
SL 16 Open World: coconut shy! Yacht Club Carnac, SL 16 Open World Championship - For the penultimate day of racing, organized by the Carnac YC, competitors have had once again perfect weather conditions. Start was given around 12.30 in a 8 to 10 knots wind and under a shiny sun for four races run in a steady rhythm.... [more] Share this story
Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was Sail-World Readers, Sail-World readers comment on a couple of issues from the past week commenting in the 505 Worlds, TV and sailing, and the speed (or lack of it) from the current America;'s Cup class.... [more] Share this story
TeamOrigin take 1851 Cup beating America's Cup Defender TeamOrigin Media, Ben Ainslie and the crew of TeamOrigin have won the 1851 Cup, sailed off Cowes, Isle of Wight in a celebtration of events that led to the America's Cup competition. On this the fourth day of racing, both teams appeared to have their aggression glands fully open going into today's third race.... [more] Share this story
1851 Cup - TeamOrigin images from Ingrid Abery Ingrid Abery images, More great images from the 1851 Cup taken by photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more] Share this story
Abuse penalty marks final day of 1851 Cup at Cowes Stuart Alexander, Passion boiled over, a rare penalty for abuse was the result, TeamOrigin, after winning the start of the first of three races in Stokes Bay, was in a tight situation at the top turning mark and appealed to umpire Bill Edgerton, who waved them away. The volley of fruity reaction was loud. Edgerton was overheard saying: 'I'm not having that' and promptly blasted the Brits... [more] Share this story
Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - Matador strokes her third Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre, Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - Alberto Roemmers' Matador is likely to win after clearly overcoming her main contender Bribón. The TP52 skippered by Spanish Gonzalo Araújo will have to fight to keep the second place in IRC B under the pressure of John Cook's Cristabella, with helmsman John Cook onboard, which had a great performance today on the waters of the bay of Palma.... [more] Share this story
Cowes Week - Day 7 round up Rupert Holmes/CWL, Cowes Week - Today Black Group sailed in the western Solent, with classes starting on the Royal Yacht Squadron line heading east, while White Group headed downwind towards the east. After starting from the Black Group committee boat in the western Solent, Charles Dunstone's TP52 Rio took a fourth win to secure the overall series in IRC Class Zero from Sam Laidlaw's Farr 52 Bob.... [more] Share this story
1851 racing for the Trafalgar Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery Sail-World.com, Photographer Ingrid Abery presents this gallery of images from the 1851 final day's racing for the Trafalgar Cup.... [more] Share this story
Melges 24 World Championship images from Pierrick Contin Pierrick Contin images, Melges 24 World Championship 2010. Seventy-nine boats competing in Tallinn Estonia and photographer Pierrick Contin www.pierrickcontin.fr presents this gallery of images from the Training Race.... [more] Share this story
PWA World Cup Alacati, Turkey 2010 – Event Preview PWA/Paul Griffiths, Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup 2010 - Crystal clear waters, and constant trade winds – It must mean the World Tour is heading back to Turkey for more adrenalin pumping slalom action at the sixth Pegasus Airlines Surf ‘n' Sound sports and music festival in Alacati.... [more] Share this story
Melges 24 World Championship fleet assembles in Tallinn Fiona Brown, Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship 2010 - With several days of pre-regatta registration now completed and on the eve of the official start of racing, all seventy-nine boats competing in Tallinn Estonia, were successfully launched before this evening's six o'clock deadline and the regatta's Opening Ceremony at the Kalev Yacht Club.... [more] Share this story
Solitaire du Figaro: the Jackal Le Cleac'h bags another one Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, La Solitaire du Figaro's 41st edition had an exciting finale for the second leg; Armel le Cléac'h gets his second win in a row and improves his personal score: four leg victories. François Gabart and Jérémie Beyou complete the podium. Brilliant performance by newcomer Francisco Lobato from Portugal.... [more] Share this story
1851 Cup - BMW Oracle Racing congratulates British crew BMW Oracle Racing, BMW Oracle Racing may have won the war in a race around the Isle of Wight, but today it dropped a battle on the Solent. BMW Oracle Racing awoke trailing the match race regatta against TeamOrigin 4-1. But with wins today worth three points, the American yacht quickly tied the series by winning the first race.... [more] Share this story
Techno 293 OD Worlds - A Championship to remember! Benoit Tréguilly, Techno 293 OD World Championships 2010 ended Saturday in Martigues, south of France,once the wind finally decided to calm down, allowing two more rounds to be run in each of the five categories.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - A new dimension in race photography Velux 5 Oceans, Velux 5 Oceans has today revealed plans designed to take the photography of the 2010-11 solo ocean race to new heights. The round the world race will use an innovative three-tiered structure designed to meet the diverse needs of the media and race followers around the world:... [more] Share this story
Kiteboarding and the Olympic Games - Time for a change! International Kiteboard Association, Kiteboarding is just one of the latest additions to the sailing community, but it has so much to offer that it will be beneficial to Olympic Sailing in general. This is why be believe that KiteRacing should be part of the Olympic Sailing Competition from 2016 onwards.... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Hong Kong scrapped RHKYC Media, The World Sailing Teams Association, Louis Vuitton and the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club have announced that preparations for the proposed Louis Vuitton Trophy Hong Kong will no longer continue.... [more] Share this story
Images from Cowes: 1851 Cup, Historic Round the Island Race Ian Roman, TeamOrigin's photographer Ian Roman, is on the water for the 1851 Cup, an updated reenactment of the events that led to the creation of the event now known as the America's Cup. He presents this gallery from the historic Round the Island Race... [more] Share this story
Steve Clark looks to retake Little America's Cup Barby MacGowan, Steve Clark has been dreaming of winning back the Little America's Cup for the USA ever since he lost it to Canada in 2007. In 1996, Clark's 25- foot C-Class Catamaran Cogito had blown away designers and engineers with its mammoth wing sail and unmatchable speed, and it defeated Australia's defender to win the International C-Class Catamaran Championship, referred to as the Little America's Cup.... [more] Share this story
Copa del Rey - Matador resists Bribon's attack Regata Copa del Rey, Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre has just two days to go for the 29 edition, and nothing has been decided yet. One more day the wind caused the delay in the start of the races, but once settled it allowed to run two legs which brought the excitement back to the Bay of Palma. Nothing has been decided yet, and the short distances in the top positions leaves the end open.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series Cowes - Podium finish for Ecover Lucy Harwood, Extreme Sailing Series Cowes. The hard work and consistency has paid off, as Ecover secure second place. Ecover had another outstanding performance today including a bullet to make it onto the podium for the first time since joining the series in 2009.... [more] Share this story
505 World Championships win to fast Danes Dansk Sejlunion, SAP 505 World Championships - If you can't win the regatta then perhaps winning the final race is the next best thing. That's what Jan Saugmann and Morten Ramsbæk did today in the final heat in Aarhus, Denmark.... [more] Share this story
Cowes Week Daily round up - Day 6 Rupert Holmes/CWL, Cowes Week Day Six saw bright weather, with challenging racing conditions in a westerly wind that varied from 12-25 knots.... [more] Share this story
Discussion and dialogue with potential teams in Cowes Tim Jeffery, BMW Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts, came to Cowes, birthplace of the America's Cup, to update potential teams about plans for the 34th America's Cup, scheduled for 2013 or 2014.... [more] Share this story
Solitaire du Figaro - Second to Le Cleac'h? Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, La Solitaire du Figaro - After more hours of exhausting sailing, in choppy seas and strong breeze with gusts at 30 plus knots, Armel le Cléac'h has imposed his supremacy once again at Saint Nazaire. The latest ETA for leaders is around midnight.... [more] Share this story
BMW Oracle Racing upholds tradition in race around Isle of Wight Tim Jeffery, 1851 Cup - In a race today marked with penalties, blown sails and broken equipment, BMW Oracle Racing defeated TeamOrigin around the Isle of Wight by 1 minute and 55 seconds to win the Trafalgar Cup.... [more] Share this story
1851 Round the Island Race - More images from Ingrid Abery Ingrid Abery images, 1851 Round the Island Race imagery from photographer Ingrid Abery... [more] Share this story
1851 Round the Island Race images from Ingrid Abery Ingrid Abery images, 1851 Round the Island Race imagery supplied by Ingrid Abery.... [more] Share this story
SL16 World Championship - Athletic conditions in France Carnac YC, SL 16 World Championship started today at Carnac Yacht Club for the 25 crews competing. France, the Netherlands, Great Britain and the United States have all sailed this morning with the desire to win races and inevitably, the title.... [more] Share this story
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