Hugo Boss leads - All the latest sailing news from around the globe
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IMOCA 60 skippers Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) and Jean Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) are battling for the Transat Jacques Vabre lead with just three miles between them. The rest of the fleet are back and fighting for breeze, as the leaders extend their advantage.
Hugo Boss in action Alex Thomson Racing - copyright
Eleven year old Ben Jelf of Maidstone, Kent becoming Britain's youngest World Powerboat Speed Record holder at the 41st annual Coniston Powerboat Records Week, whilst managing to raise over £2000 for the Everyman Cancer Campaign at the same time. Well done Ben.
Locally we have news from the Charity event held at Blithfield SC, from the 29ers at Grafham Water SC, National 12 Gill Series, the GP14s - lots more from around the country.
Internationally the Volvo Ocean Race is now in full swing and Franck Cammas and his crew onboard Groupama 4 lead the fleet. A dramatic week saw the retirement of Team Sanya and urgent repairs to Abu Dhabi after her dismasting.
In other news Sail Melbourne, the first leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup is underway in Melbourne, Australia. It has been a testing time for all the sailors, with conditions variable (from light breeze to gales). Bryony Shaw leads the Women's RS:X fleet, with Izzy Hamilton and Claudia Carney placed seventh and eighth. ALexandra Rickham and Niki
Birrell lead the Skud fleet.
The Clipper Round the World Yachts are on their way from Geraldton, Western Australia to Tauranga in New Zealand, a distance of 3,800 miles. At last report Gold Coast Australia led Visit Finland and Derry-Londonderry.
We have more news, views, images and videos including America's Cup, Global Ocean Race, World Match Racing Tour - stay tuned to www.sail-world.com for all the latest, up to date sailing news from around the globe.
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