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 12 Apr 2011

Corbella set to make history ... the latest sailing news

Welcome to this week's edition of our Europe newsletter.

Anna Corbella and Dee Caffari are approaching the finish line of the Barcelona World Race. When Anna arrives in Barcelona she will become the first Spanish woman to circumnavigate the globe non-stop. The GAES girls will arrive in sixth place.

Anna Corbella and Dee Caffari onboard GAES Centros Auditivos - Barcelona World Race 2011  © Chris Cameron / DPPI / Barcelona World Race

Other finishers this week include Renault ZE (third), Estrella Damm (fourth) and Neutrogena (fifth).

The ISAF World Cup Overall Standings after three events have just been released. Marina Alabau (ESP) leads the ISAF Sailing World Cup Women's RS:X Standings and Marit Bouwmeester (NED) tops the Laser Radial Standings. We have all the news from the third event of the World Cup, the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre, which has just concluded in Palma, Spain.

Velux 5 Oceans sailor Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski is heading to port after breaking a forestay on his Eco 60 yacht Operon Racing.

We have the latest from the America's Cup participants, including high speed wipeout videos and images.

A big action packed week of sailing, so stay tuned to for all the latest!

Safe sailing.

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