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Welcome to this edition of Sail-World.com's Europe newsletter.
The ORCi World Championship has just finished, as has the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Sardiania. Elsewhere, the World Match Racing Tour Danish Open has been won by Adam Minoprio (NZL) with current Tour leader Mathieu Richard (FRA) finishing fourth.
We have new images from Chris Cameron and Carlo Borlenghi and be sure to read up on all the latest America's Cup news. Stay tuned for the big announcement and of course Sail-World.com will have expert commentary and analysis from our specialist Richard Gladwell, after the press conference.
We hope you enjoy your week.
America's Cup Media Conference screening live on Sail-World.com Richard Gladwell, A press conference is scheduled for Monday 13th September at 1300 CET / 0700 EST / 0400 PST/ 2300 NZT , when the Defender and Challenger of Record will reveal these changes, explain the thinking behind them, and sign the new Protocol. Additionally, the year of the 34th America's Cup Match will be confirmed.... [more] Share this story
Buddy Melges Challenge - Australian women win Craig Heydon, Buddy Melges Challenge - Australian women win - Fellow Australians Katie Spithill, Jessica Eastwell and Angela Farrell finished the regatta in sixth position after topping their group early in the regatta with the crew gaining more valuable time in the Elliott 6 metre boat that will be used at the 2012 London Olympic Games.... [more] Share this story
Images from Maxi Cup: Chris Cameron aboard the J-class Ranger Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer Chris Cameron was on hand at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and sends this magnificent gallery of some of the biggest yachts on the planet in fresh breezes.... [more] Share this story
BlackMatch Racing: World Championship hopes well back on track BlackMatch Racing, Current World Match Racing Champions, BlackMatch Racing, report from Danish Open World Match Racing: Today we managed to get the single win needed against Francesco Bruni to take out the semi final 3 nil, before going on to win a gruelling Final against a rampant Torvar Mirsky 3-2, to become the 2010 Danish Open Champions.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour Danish Open - Minoprio wins race of his life Audrey Lakai, World Match Racing Tour - Reigning Champion Adam Minoprio ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing declared his victory over close friend and fierce rival Torvar Mirsky Mirsky Racing Team in the final of the Danish Open as one of the best of his life. With the score tied at 2-2 in the first to 3 point series, Minoprio trailed Mirsky in the final match but battled back for the most dramatic victory of his career.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour - Mirsky Racing Team second at Danish Open Kinley Fowler, World Match Racing Tour - Going into the day MRT were down 2-0 to the unstoppable Mathieu Richard and his Saba Sailing Team, but with their backs up against the wall they managed to fight back in a nail biting series to win 3-2 and qualify for the final.... [more] Share this story
5.5 World Championship 2010 - Winners in Lake Garda 5.5 Class Association, 5.5 World Championship 2010 update: Swiss Flavio Marazzi, Andrew Palfrey and Christof Wilke have won the 2010 Championship on Lake Garda! Norwegian Kristian Nergard and his crew take second place and third goes to Finnish sailor Kenneth Thelen.... [more] Share this story
Stuart Alexander: Coutts to unveil future of America's Cup Stuart Alexander, Top yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writes in The Independent (UK) ahead of Monday's announcement on the Boat and date of the 2014 America's Cup Match: The bumpy road that has been the America's Cup for the last three years is set to become more smooth in Valencia on Monday when Russell Coutts unveils plans to boost its future, including a new boat, a new format, the year in which it wil... [more] Share this story
America's Cup Video: High Definition clip of USA-17 at Valencia Adam Docker, After an intense 20 day shoot in Valencia filming a feature-doc for Oracle as they competed and eventually won the 33rd America's Cup, Adam Docker posted this clip in High Definition of BMW Oracle Racing's USA-17. We've heard a lot of talk about what is possible with America's Cup and Sailing video coverage - try this!... [more] Share this story
Volvo Ocean Race Legends: Destruction derby Volvo Ocean Race Media, The first leg of the third Whitbread Round the World Race in 1981-82, from Portsmouth to Cape Town, was dubbed by one yachting magazine as a ‘destruction derby': 'The boat was unnaturally quiet; gloom and doom below and the mood wasn't helped by the necessity to let the outside world know what had happened...... [more] Share this story
BlackMatch Racing: Two nil up in semi finals of Danish Open BlackMatch Racing, Current World Match Racing Champions, BlackMatch Racing, report from Danish Open World Match Racing: Needing two wins from our three remaining matches this morning to qualify for the semi finals, we came out firing and won all 3 to claim the top qualifying position for the semi finals. We had three action packed wins against Torvar Mirsky, Bjorn Hansen and Ben Ainslie, with our match against Ben b... [more] Share this story
ORCi Worlds - Beluga Sailing Team and Patent 3 win ORCi Worlds, ORCi Worlds - Beluga Sailing Team and Patent 3 win - Racing today was on the Flensburger Foerde once again, and in perfect 9-14 knot conditions with enough shifts, puffs and ulls to make for very interesting tactical sailing. With 19 and 30 boats on the starting lines of the Alpha and Beta Divisions, respectively, and short 5.9-mile courses.... [more] Share this story
Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series 2010 - Final day of racing in Rimini Joy Dunigan, Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series 2010 - Rimini, the final stage of the event in Europe has presented the perfect platform for the ultimate dual between defending Series Champion Benedetto Giallongo on Value Team and Francesco Farneti on Reggini Sailing Team. Clearly these two tougher-than-tough competitors are ready to go the distance.... [more] Share this story
Mirsky Racing Team - Backs against the wall at Danish Open Kinley Fowler, World Match Racing Tour 2010 - BlackMatch Racing won the round with nine wins and two losses, and chose to race Team Azzura lead by Italy's leading skipper Francesco Bruni. This left Australia's Mirsky Racing Team with no choice, facing off against the French Match Racing Team who have had a phenomenal season so far, winning three events.... [more] Share this story
Laser Worlds Masters at Hayling Island Laser Worlds, Laser World Championships Masters - Preparation work is in full swing for the second stage at Hayling Island Sailing Club (HISC). The Masters Championships will take place at the club, starting with the practice race on Sunday, 12 September, followed by the official opening reception. Racing will start on Monday 13 September with two races per day for both the Radial and Standard fleets, finishin... [more] Share this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - Norse Gods align for the winners Jill Campbell, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - The final day has proved every bit as fascinating as the previous days. But what would one expect with forty-nine of the world's biggest sailing yachts racing off the stunning Sardinian coast in bright sunshine and on azure blue waters. Today was the day to determine the winners and losers at the year's premier exposition of inshore maxi yacht racing.... [more] Share this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - Finale Jill Campbell, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - A final day of great sailing came to a close with the victory of Esimit Europa 2 (Racing & Racing Cruising), Hetairos (Super Maxi), Ranger (Super Maxi & J Class) and Y3K (Wally) in their respective divisions. Niklas Zennstrom's Ran has been crowned Mini Maxi Rolex World Champion in the inaugural edition of the class championship.... [more] Share this story
Audi Melges – Rimini, the final 2010 European Series Event International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, Club Nautico Rimini is prepared, ready and standing by to host the grand finale act of the 2010 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series. Last July, at the spectacular Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup in Malcesine, the strong and persevering Reggini Sailing Team of Francesco Farneti dove head first into the competitive fleet with his sights clearly set on also winning the circuit title.... [more] Share this story
Steve White - solo round the world the 'wrong way' Nancy Knudsen, Dee Caffari has done it, now Steve White is setting out to do it too. He's going to sail solo, round the world, non-stop and unassisted, AND the 'wrong way', AND break the current record.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour Danish Open - YANMAR Racing fights for Semis YANMAR Racing Media, Day Two of the 2010 Danish Open was a crucial day of racing for YANMAR Racing and the other 11 skippers, as with no quarter final stage in this seventh event on the ISAF World Match Racing Tour, only the top four teams go through to the semi finals.... [more] Share this story
Buddy Melges Challenge day one Sail-World.com, The Buddy Melges Challenge is being sailed from the eighth to the 12th September at the U.S. Sailing Center in Sheboygan, on the shores of Lake Michigan.... [more] Share this story
PWA World Cup - Kia Cold Hawaii, Denmark event preview PWA/Paul Griffiths, Kia Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup - The world famous North Sea town of Klitmoller is about to explode into action as the PWA's most impressive male wave sailors descend on Denmark!... [more] Share this story
Dave Ullman - yachting's elder Statesman (Pt.I). John Curnow, A lengthy and distinguished career has afforded Dave Ullman one formidable insight into both the art and business of sailing. As a direct result of his many achievements, Dave has a genuine interest in ensuring that future generations have access to the experiences and learnings of the past.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans – Canada's Premier Ocean Racer secures title sponsor Velux 5 Oceans, Velux 5 Oceans start line will see Canada's top ocean racer head to the event at full speed after securing a title sponsor for his campaign. For the forthcoming race the 57-year-old solo sailor will be sponsored by Active House, a global alliance of companies, research institutions and other organisations promoting sustainable buildings.... [more] Share this story
Buddy Melges Challenge - Light winds, 3-1, first day Anna Tunnicliffe, Buddy Melges Challenge - Light winds, 3-1, first day - We finished the day 3-1 in our group, and we have two more races tomorrow to finish the round robin off. We started off the day with a bye race due to the odd number of teams in our group, but then got to the racing with our first two races against Ru Wang from China and Anne Marie Shewfelt from Canada.... [more] Share this story
Tornado European Championships - Racing begins at Lake Garda, Italy Andrew Dowley, Tornado European Championships - Racing begins at Lake Garda, Italy - The event this year has attracted 41 entries so far and promises to provide great racing for the sailors. A variety of sailors have entered the championships with teams from Australia, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic and Switzerland.... [more] Share this story
Images from Maxi Cup: Magnificent J-class Chris Cameron, Top international photographer Chris Cameron was on hand at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and sends this magnificent gallery of some of the biggest yachts on the planet in fresh breezes.... [more] Share this story
PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - Final wrap PWA/Paul Griffiths, Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - The PWA's finest females turned up the heat in a historic all-women's slalom finale off the beautiful Cote d'Azur.... [more] Share this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - More images by Carlo Borlenghi Carlo Borlenghi, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - More images by Carlo Borlenghi... [more] Share this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Images by Carlo Borlenghi Carlo Borlenghi, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup images by Carlos Borlenghi.... [more] Share this story
Putting a boat away for the winter - E-10 gas Boat US, Boaters and anglers will soon be putting away their boats for the season. But before they do, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has some tips learned from fuel industry insiders on how to store a boat with E-10 gasoline (containing 10% ethanol) over the winter.... [more] Share this story
Barcelona World Race – Alex Thomson reveals co-skipper Kassi Denman, Alex Thomson Racing today announced that Volvo Ocean Race sailor, Andy Meiklejohn, will join Alex Thomson as co-skipper for the 2010 edition of the Barcelona World Race.... [more] Share this story
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup Venue is San Francisco's to lose Richard Gladwell, The Venue is the third element in the formula for the 34th America's Cup. The first two - the Protocol which governs the conditions under which the Match and its preliminaries will be conducted; and the Boat to be used for the Match will be announced in Valencia in Monday at 1300CET. As for the Venue, there are three options, but maybe more.... [more] Share this story
Platu 25 Alpen Cup champion is Thomas Laherstorfer's La Burra Sabrina Bonaiti, After 27 very competitive races that took place on four different lakes across Austria, Switzerland and Italy, the new Alpen Cup Champion is the Austrian boat 'La Burra' helmed by Thomas Laherstorfer followed by the Swiss 'Aramis-Sail Art Team' defender of the title, with the brother Sigrist on boar,. The third place is for the Swiss 'Superbüsi' of Matthias Bermejo.... [more] Share this story
Buddy Melges Challenge - Team Tunnicliffe busy leading up to the race Anna Tunnicliffe, Buddy Melges Challenge - Team Tunnicliffe busy leading up to the race - There are 15 teams from eight countries competing over the four day event, including defending champion, Samantha Osborne from New Zealand. The racing starts tomorrow, but we do get a chance to sail this afternoon for a practice.... [more] Share this story
PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final – Day Five PWA/Paul Griffiths, Valerie Arrighetti claims the final event trophy of the year at the first ever all-women's event in Almanarre, but it's Karin Jaggi who takes home the 2010 world title on a perfect day on the Mediterranean coast... [more] Share this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Unstoppable Maxis Jill Campbell, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Day 3 got off to a difficult start as a violent storm approached Porto Cervo from the north bringing thunder, pounding rain and winds of up to 40 knots during the starting sequence. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's Race Committee was forced to send the entire fleet back to the docks.... [more] Share this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - Out of the Cannon and gone Jill Campbell, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - What had the makings of a mammoth encounter between the dark side of mother nature and the maxi yacht class, on day three, turned out to be far happier collision than expected, following some quick thinking by the Race Committee. The forecast weather for today was always tainted with unpredictability.... [more] Share this story
Longtze European Tour - New victory for Eckhard Kaller Longtze European Tour, Longtze European Tour 2010 saw 11 Longtze Premiers meet up on Lake Garda in Italy last weekend to race the fourth stage of the event. The German team 'Wet Feet', led by Eckhard Kaller once again took out the event, followed by Ljarmo Wieland's Swiss team 'Shensu', and the Longtze 'Voiles et Voiliers'.... [more] Share this story
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