Big boats in Costa Smeralda, little boats in Weymouth, and crash test dummies in San Francisco

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 14 Jun 2011

Big boats in Costa Smeralda, little boats in Weymouth, and crash test dummies in San Francisco. That translates as the Loro Piana Superyachts Regatta in Sardinia, the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in which GBR took home six medals from ten events (and two from the three Paralympic classes), and a grand video of what happens when you pitchpole an AC45 at 22 knots.

Why Britain rules the Olympic sailing waves
Robin Scott-Elliot,
Robin Scott-Elliot of The Independent gets a rare look at how the British Olympic Sailing system operates - producing five medals from the Sydney Olympic Regatta in 2000 and six from Qingdao, China in 2008, including four gold medals. Britain was top country at the recent Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in the 2012 Olympic venue of Weymouth - winning six medals in the ten Olympic events and two med... [more]
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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011: Borlenghi images from Porto Cervo
Carlo Borlenghi,
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2011 is taking place is Porto Cervo, Italy and photographer Carlo Borlenghi shares with us a gallery of images from all of the on the water action.... [more]
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America's Cup: Coutts capsizes in San Francisco - crew injured + Video
Richard Gladwell,
San Francisco sources have confirmed that four times America's Cup winner, Russell Coutts was at the helm of an AC45 which capsized on San Francisco Bay, today. At the time Oracle Racing was participating in some practice starts with the America's Cup Race Management Team. We feature earlier images and a video of today's incident.... [more]
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RHKYC : Dates for your diary
RHKYC Media,
The opening regatta of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's 2011-2012 sailing season is set in the iconic Victoria Harbour, a prime venue for yacht racing in Hong Kong since the first harbour regatta was held in 1849. Featuring three races over two days, the RHKYC Autumn Regatta is open to entrants from all of Hong Kong's sailing clubs, with over 100 keelboats expected to compete in eleven classes.... [more]
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Finn World Masters day one: The thrill of the race
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters Championship 2011's first day has turned out well with everyone enjoying themselves with smiles on their faces. There smiles all around the event in Tuscany, Italy which got off to the perfect start with eight fantastic heats in absolutely fabulous sailing conditions.... [more]
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America's Cup: Media day on San Francisco Bay
Richard Gladwell,
A large contingent of media has assembled in San Francisco to launch the sailing side of the 34th America's Cup in the Californian city. Sail-World understands that about 40 or more media have attended the first of a series of media conferences and events designed to acquaint local and international media with the event and the new catamarans that will be sailed in the lead-up to the Match.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour – Redhanded TV nominated for Broadcast Award
World Match Racing Tour,
World Match Racing Tour 2011 live television events and highlights coverage, provided by Redhanded TV, reaches over 180 countries around the world. British television company Redhanded TV has been nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award – Europe's most prestigious digital TV accolade – for its coverage of sailing's ISAF World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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America's Cup: Images of the AC45 wipeout at Golden Gate Bridge
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Further to yesterday's spectacular images and video of Oracle Racing's Russell 'Crash' Coutts having a very near miss on the second day of sailing on San Francisco Bay, more photos have been released of a very spectacular incident - or maybe a new view of the same one.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold: Britain's team for Weymouth Test in August
Stuart Alexander,
Top international yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander of The Independent, was in Weymouth for the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. Here's his view of the final day of the event, and where to from here for the worlds most successful Olympic sailing nation:... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2011: Skud-18, Sonar and 2.4m
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 has resulted in a Sonar class gold medal victory for John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas (GBR). They have now become the Sonar ISAF Sailing World Cup Champions.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 Medal Race Video highlights
Sarah Alexander,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 Medal Races Video highlights, including interview, at Weymouth and Portland.... [more]
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WMRT Korea Match Cup 2011 - Thrilling finale to Hansen
World Match Racing Tour,
Korea Match Cup 2011 skipper Bjorn Hansen was named king of the Korea Match Cup for the first time today beating Francesco Bruni in a thrilling finale. Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team held onto his nerve as the Final went to sudden death, eventually defeating Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing by three wins to two.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship battle for final podium places
Etchells World Championship,
Etchells World Championship final race day (Saturday) began with lighter winds from a 220 – 250 axis as the fleet arrived in the racing area. As the competitors sorted themselves out, the race committee patiently waited for the breeze to settle in to a relatively stable 10-12 knots at the 240 axis.... [more]
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Round Britain and Ireland record attempt by Saffran and PRB underway
Saffran Sailing,
With a gap of three minutes between them, Safran and PRB got underway on Saturday to attempt to beat the Round Britain and Ireland record sailing anti-clockwise and following the same course as Aviva.... [more]
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Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship images by Teri Dodds
Teri Dodds images,
Geelong photographer Teri Dodds took these action images on the final day of the 2011 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship, Mooloolaba, Queensland.... [more]
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Groupama christened by legend Gerard Petipas
Sophie Luther,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. On June 11, 2011 in Lorient, France, Gerard Petipas, the French sailing legend dawned a new era for his country by the christening of Groupama.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Bonaire 2011 - Five day freestyle frenzy
PWA World Cup Bonaire 2011 is set to begin amid the calm coast of the Caribbean. The PWA's best male and female contortionists will enter Bonaire to compete in the five-day freestyle frenzy.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper's boat race and a half to Fiji
Hamish Hooper,
Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ had a real work-out on the final day of the Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji Race. The entry in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race led the event for the first four days, and surprisingly managed to head off the ORMA60, TeamVodafoneSailing, which was expected to make a fast time of just two days or less to sail the 1,140nm course, and smash the race record.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12 - Dee Caffari is new Race Ambassador
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) welcomes round the world yachtswoman, Dee Caffari MBE, as Race Ambassador.... [more]
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