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 16 Jun 2011

AC45 capsize video and images, plus all the latest sailing news

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Spectacular capsize of the AC45 in San Francisco - don't miss the article by Richard Gladwell, complete with pictures and video as Coutts and the crew hit the water. Want America's Cup news as it happens? it's all on

San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Russell Coutts capsize  Gilles Martin-Raget/

Another kind of flying at the PWA World Cup in Bonaire. The masters of windsurfing are competing in a spectacular freestyle event on Sorbon Beach, Bonaire, in the Dutch Netherlands Antilles.

Michael Maier (CZE) is defending his Finn Masters World title, while at the Skandia Sail for Gold event in Weymouth, UK the French Men's 470 sailors Pierre Leboucher and Vincent Garos won the Medal Race and gold medal.

The colourful Normandy Sailing Week concluded for another year as did the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta. Winners prizes were awarded and happy sailors headed home.

Eight TP52s are competing at the Marseille Trophy, a stop on the Audi MedCup Circuit. The practice race was won by the Azzurra Sailing Team from the Yacht Club Costa Smerald.

We have lots more news, videos and great images, including Carlo Borlenghi images from the Lora Piano Superyacht Regatta.

For all the latest sailing news from around the globe go to

America's Cup: Reduced line-up revealed for 34th America's Cup
America's Cup Media,
Teams representing China, France (with two teams), Italy, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Sweden and USA made their first appearance together in the host city of the 2013 America's Cup at a press conference where organizers introduced the line-up. The ninth team will be announced at a press conference on June 23rd in Europe.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 Marseille Trophy day two on the Rade Nord
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 Marseille Trophy day two is the second day of racing for the 52 Series and the first day for the 40 Series. Another day of light winds is expected as the Audi MedCup Circuit is due to race on the northern race course, the Rade Nord, today.... [more]
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Images of Newport: The J's
George Bekris,
Top US photographer George Bekris is at the J class regatta in Newport, RI and provides this gallery of images of these spectacular classic yachts.... [more]
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Images from Marseille: Audio MedCup - Day 2
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman presents this gallery of images from Day 2 of the Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy... [more]
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Mark Foy Trophy 2011 to Winning and Yandoo
Frank Quealey,
The Mark Foy Trophy 2011 has seen the crew of Yandoo take the win with ‘Woody' being regarded in Australian 18 Footer Sailing circles as the ‘modern day Mark Foy' due to his achievements in prospering the present fleet and the introduction of the 3-Buoys handicap system.... [more]
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PWA Bonaire World Cup day four tensions
The PWA World Cup Bonaire 2011 saw mounting tensions for day four as light winds and soaring temperatures halted competition in beautiful Lac Bay.... [more]
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Groupama off for Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 qualifier
Franck Cammas,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011. Groupama 4 is now christened and the crew are taking her out for the official qualifier for the next VOR. The race rules stipulate that those Volvo Open 70s competing in the upcoming edition of the crewed round the world race with stopovers must cover 2,000 miles without stopping before 03 October 2011... [more]
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Audi MedCup Marseilles Trophy win and upset for Audi Azzurra
Giuliano Luzzatto,
Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy 2011 has seen Audi Azzurra Sailing Team take victory in the first race of the day, but they failed to pull off a repeat performance in the second race. Audi Azzurra now moves up to second place, however, in the overall classification for the series.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy slender lead to Quantum Racing
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy 2011's race area opened for the day with two light wind windward-leeward races that were punctuated by delays waiting for the breezes to settle.... [more]
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Morgan Cup 2011 a tough race to Cherbourg
Louay Habib,
Morgan Cup 2011 participants will face a tough race to Cherbourg in the RORC Season's Points Championship when it continues this weekend.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 Boston
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series is now heading to Fan Pier located in Boston in the United States for Act 4. This will be the very first time the circuit has staged an official event in the U.S... [more]
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Sailing World Cup 2011 - Kiel the final stop
The ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011 will reach its summit 18th of June as the series makes its final stop in Kiel, Germany. The 2011 series has seem a variety of change ups with Women's Match Racing being no exception.... [more]
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America's Cup: Eight teams announced in San Francisco for 34th Match
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup organisers have announced a line up of eight teams for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco. The numbers are well down on the 15 teams who initially entered by the entry close date of the 31st March.... [more]
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Finn World Masters 2011 day two - Drama in the Blue Fleet
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters 2011 day two conditions continued to be perfect with eight more heats across two courses. Both Allen Burrell (GBR) and Michael Maier (CZE) keep their perfect scores, winning both their heats, while Uli Breuer (GER) stays in third after another first and second.... [more]
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Generali Solo 2011 skipper Jean-Pierre Nicol earns second place
Kate Jennings translation,
Generali Solo 2011 skipper Jean-Pierre Nicol announced a port-to-port hop coloured by daring, calculated risk and tenacity. On crossing the finish line in Porquerolles shortly before 0800 hours GMT this morning in second position, just 19 seconds astern of the winner, Jean-Pierre Nicol has more than kept his word.... [more]
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Normandy Sailing Week 2012 dates announced
Kate Jennings translation,
Normandy Sailing Week 2011 featured four days of races, 112 participants, 106 yachts ranked, 89 races launched across 11 series, three race zones in a single day, split between four different fleets, harbour courses, one long coastal course around the Baie de Seine and one offshore course for the M34s... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts reflects on AC45's + new Video
Bernie Wilson, AP,
Bernie Wilson, long time America's Cup correspondent for the Associated Press reports on yesterday's drama on San Francisco Bay: Said Coutts, a 49-year-old New Zealander: 'Sometimes it helps to be a little younger, you know. You've got to get to the point of finding the edge and not going over the edge, and sometimes you're going to go over the edge....... [more]
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Laser SB3 World Championships 2013 set for France
Katie Ashworth,
The Laser SB3 World Championships 2013 has now been set to launch in Coych, Hyeres, France in September.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Marseilles Trophy practice race
Giuliano Luzzatto,
Audi MedCup Marseilles Trophy 2011 has seen victory taken by Audi Azzurra Sailing Team in the Marseille Trophy Practice Race. Traditions dictate that the leading boat shouldn't cross the finish line because the team that wins the Practice Race, so the saying goes, does not go on to win the event.... [more]
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Musto Skiff EuroCup Regatta 2011
Musto Skiff,
The Musto Skiff EuroCup 2011 fleet took to the water after the skipper meeting that took place on Saturday at 09:30.... [more]
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America's Cup: Coutts capsizes in San Francisco - crew injured, Video
Richard Gladwell,
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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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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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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America's Cup: Images from San Francisco Bay
Oracle Racing,
Despite all the drama about near capsizes, Oracle Racings two AC45's did stay upright long enough to provide a great insight of the spectacular backdrop afforded by San Francisco for the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Cup Rankings + Video
Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 has seen Australia's Tom Slingsby bring about an eight point lead for the final day of the regatta in Weymouth and after finishing second in the Medal Race he comfortably won the gold medal.... [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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Olympians win Australasian Etchells Winter Championship
Musto Etchells Australasian Winters media,
A new Etchells crew lead by 2000 Olympic Gold Medallist Tom King show they will be a threat at the 2012 Etchells World Championship in Sydney.... [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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