Medical emergency, VOR, Farr 40s, Melges and much more sailing news
Welcome to this edition of Sail-World.com's European newsletter.
Excitement in New Zealand as the Volvo Ocean Race teams have finally reached Auckland. The triumph for Franck Cammas' Groupama 4 team was tinged with worry, as Groupama sustained damage on the way to the leg 4 final destination. Repair crews are now hard at work, hampered by the Auckland weather. Editor at Large Richard Gladwell was on hand to capture the excitement as the teams finished.
Groupama - Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 4 Finish Ben Gladwell
Telefonica - Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 4 Finish Richard Gladwell
In sunny Brisbane, Australia the Laser World Masters Championships are underway on Moreton Bay. Former Finn World champion, Germany's Wolfgang Gerz leads the Standard Grand Master Division.
Drama for Clipper Round the World yacht De Lage Landen, forced to divert for a medical evacuation. After meeting a Japanese Coast Guard vessel and transferring the injured crew member De Lage Landen is now back on course and headed for Oakland, California.
Luca Lalli (B-Linsailing.com) tops the US Melges 20 Circuit after three events, while Italy's Alberto Rossi (Enfant Terrible) took out the recent Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event 2.
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Laser World Masters Championship 2012 - launching time Laser Masters Worlds Media 2012
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