'I am very happy with the victory, my team has got back for their hard work,' said Pennec. 'The conditions allowed us to indulge physically and tactically we were going fast. Returning to the third place overall is great. We will try again to sail well in Rio [at the next Act] and then we'll see the overall standings at the end of the year. Anything can happen until the last moment.' Get the full scoop, inside.
Meanwhile, on the Mediterranean, 83 boats of different shapes and sizes are competing in the 33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race, which is hosted by Royal Malta Yacht Club. According to the latest reports at the time of this writing, the fleet is being confronted by some meteorologically challenging conditions and a lot of light-air sailing.
'It was a very tricky first night,' said Steve Hayles, navigator aboard 'Ran 2'. 'The smaller boats made quite a big gain at one point. Our long-term strategy was to be furthest offshore. We made a considerable loss initially but managed to stretch away this morning. The race is going to be a bit like an elastic band. It's about trying to stay on the right side of your competitor and focused on where next breeze is coming from.' More, inside.
Also inside, be sure to get the latest reports from the Audi Melges 32 Sailing series, which is unfurling in Napoli, Italy and the upcoming Vendee Globe, which kicks off on November 10. The 2012 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship is now underway, as Rory Ramsden reports. Also, don't miss Paul Larsen's report from Namibia, were he and his Sailrocket 2 team are trying to set a new outright speed-sailing record.
And lastly, for anyone who might be in need of a speed thrill, check out the great coverage of the Coastal Classic, which took place this weekend in New Zealand. The racecourse took the fleet from Auckland to the Bay of Islands, giving boats a chance to strut in the windy stuff. The video footage of some of New Zealand's quickest multihulls surfing at 40 knots—not to mention the footage of monohulls tagging 25 knots—is not to be missed. Enjoy!
We are sending you this newsletter because you are already receiving an existing Sail-World newsletter or because we believe this will be of interest to you. If you like this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you regular news. If you don't, its a single click to stop.
No, I don't need or want to read about US and World sailing news. Please don't send me another.
Follow Sail-World on Twitter
Customized news feeds
Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customized version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customized in content, news category, for example dinghies, small keelboats or just monohull racing, or Region of the world and appearance.
CLICK HEREto view examples and get free news tickers for your site. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Too much sailing news? Not enough?
Change the frequency of newsletters, from three times a week to the weekly summary or even a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics and pictures) newsletters to text only newsletters (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc). Change from Sail-World USA Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe.