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Welcome to this week's edition of our UK newsletter.
Last week a thunderstorm, which dumped winds of more than 100 knots onto the Chicago-Mackinac fleet on the U.S.'s Lake Michigan provided notice to sailors and event organisers world wide that Mother Nature is in charge.
The Sail-World team was on location and will bring you more news as it unfolds.
Chicago Mackinac storm video
A week for World Championships.
The 470 Junior World Championships are underway in Medemblik, Holland. Phil Sparks and David Kohler have the overall lead in the Mens championship after discarding a BFD.
At the Dart 18 World Championships at the time of writing this editorial, two British teams were fighting for top spot - Dan Norman and Melanie Rogers are leading on countback from Alan and Fiona Kernick.
Largs Scotland is currently playing host to the International OK Dinghy World Championships while, quite some distance away, Team GBR are in fine form at the RS Feva Worlds in Bruinisse, Netherlands.
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