Welcome to this week's edition of Sail-World.com's European 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
Quite a week for World Championships.
The 470 Junior World Championships are underway in Medemblik, Holland. Annika Bochmann and Anika Lorenz from Germany are currently leading the Womens fleet with the Dutch team of, Nina Keijzer and Anneloes van Veen, second.
The Dart 18 World Championships are also underway, as indeed are the F16 Worlds in Maubuisson, France. Meanwhile the International OK Dinghy World Championships 2011 too are underway in Largs, Scotland.
In Aarhus, Denmark Carlo Fracassoli (ITA) leads the Melges 24 European Championship while earlier in the week Polish sailor Przemyslaw Tarnacki won the ISAF Nations Cup Regional Final.
This edition is jammed packed full of all the latest sailing news and images from around the globe. Stay up to date with www.Sail-World.com
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