This week we ran a two part feature interview with the America's Cup winning skipper and Oracle USA Defender skipper James (Jimmy) Spithill and these attracted interest worldwide. In Part 2 Jimmy says 'It is sort of like a rugby game. You might be in the back line but every now and again you have got to get into the ruck and get the ball out. It's not just Kiwis that can play that game!
'Grant Dalton (Emirates Team New Zealand) constantly whenever he gets asked something in the media about Oracle he makes the statement that we have got unlimited resources and we can do anything we like. It is just complete ...
Beautiful weather in south eastern Spain over the last few days. The training regatta before the 44th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre will be held this weekend in Mallorca with around one hundred participating boats. The World Sailing Cup event will take place 30th March to 6th April. Sail-World will be in Palma, Mallorca, covering the event from start to finish.
Alicante, Spain will be the starting point for the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race and as we move towards that start, the first VOR 65 One Design, after a six-day road trip from northern Italy to southern England, arrived yesterday at lunchtime at Green Marine.
'Everybody at Green Marine was delighted to have a boat to finally play with,' says Volvo Ocean Race's Rick Deppe, who followed the convoy all the way from Bergamo, Italy, to Hythe in the UK.
'The boat looks awesome and everyone around here is talking about it. It's very exciting.'
RORC Easter Challenge 2012 Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com - copyright
RORC Easter Challenge 2013 is being held from Good Friday 29 March to Easter Sunday 31 March. With many of the UK's top IRC boats signed up to compete over three days at the popular event, the regatta is turning into a practice session for the highly competitive IRC Nationals taking place later this summer.
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