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Luna Rossa beats NZL-92; BMW Oracle top of the table; Fisher's View | 27/04/2007
From the Blogs; No racing again at Valencia; Bob Fisher reports on the effects of doing nothing | 24/04/2007
Race schedule given further tune-up; Two jolts on second day of racing; Emirates Team NZ get a comfortable win | 23/04/2007
Five days lost out of Six; Bob Fisher reports; Corporate hospitality at the Louis Vuitton Cup | 22/04/2007
Racing gets underway to a surprise result; Allianz hosts video and birthday; Schedule is re-booted | 21/04/2007
Bob Fisher on Measurement; Four days of racing lost - what now? Musto Screensaver; Eric Doyle audio clip | 20/04/2007
Bob Fisher on the Race Schedule; No racing again in Valencia; Musto screensaver | 19/04/2007
Fisher on the lowlife shorelife; No racing again in windless Valencia; The Spanish way | 18/04/2007

News - Asia and the World

Mainland China will make its debut in the 71st edition of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, joining two other internationals and 14 Australians who were quick in signing up after entry opened last Friday. ... [more]  

Yachts that are very inspiringly named Quest. Feature regattas like Hamilton Island Race Week, as well as iconic sailors such as Bob Steel and James MacPhail. Indeed there is a lot in name and all four of these aligned at the recent iteration of Hammo, just as if they were the proverbial planets. Now the results were ultimately as significant as the names, too! ... [more]  

From America's Cup to World Cup now Red Bull by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
Canadian John Craig, after a long stint in San Francisco, with St Francis Yacht Club and then the America's Cup as Race Director has moved on from the ISAF Sailing World Cup to Red Bull. ... [more]  

Here is a selection of images taken yesterday evening at the Bramble Bank cricket match held between the Royal Southern YC and the Island SC. The Bank is an area that once a year on an extreme Spring low tide rears its head for around forty five minutes enabling a quintessentially English tradition to take place. Crowds RIB out to enjoy a bit of competition. ... [more]  

Falmouth Clipper Round the World Yacht Race skipper Huw Fernie is taking a piece of history around the world with him that holds great maritime significance for both his grandfather and race chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Race – Day one proved to be a totally thrilling first day of close-hauled racing with a jostling of positions and leads as the fleet raced along the south east coast of England, making for addictive Race Viewer action from the off. ... [more]  

Winners of the six divisions contesting the ninth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week have been decided today at the completion of a challenging Cleveland Bay triangle course. It was a tough final race where all crew couldn’t have sailed any better. Each division had its top place on the line as there was no drop allowed in the point score. Anything could have happened, and did some divisions ... [more]  

It’s 4am back in Sydney, I’m home after a month in Rio and I’m suffering from the usual jetlag. The upside is watching the sunrise and using these hours to reflect on the “Olympic Dress rehearsal” the Australian Sailing team had just completed. Jason and I had a pretty successful performance - bringing home Gold in the Test Event for the Nacra 17 class. ... [more]  

Southport Yacht Club, on the Gold Coast, is planning an appealing extension to the annual Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race, which is scheduled to start on January 2, 2016. ... [more]  

America's Cup - Skippers reflect on Gothenburg by Richard Gladwell, NZL
The six America's Cup Skippers/Helms reflect on the outcome of the second round of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series and the implications for their teams, and going into Bermuda. ... [more]  

And they’re off! The Clipper 2015-16 Race is officially underway after a wet but wonderful start off the English coastal town of Southend. ... [more]  

Today is the final race day for the ninth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week and the door is open in all divisions for changes to the podium places. ... [more]  

2015 J24 World Championship – More practice race images by Chris Howell ... [more]  

2015 J24 World Championship – Practice race images by Chris Howell ... [more]  

Civitavecchia’s wind gods smiled on competitors during the Trofeo di Roma’s final day. The wind peaked at 10 knots, adequate not only to get the entire six race schedule completed, but also for the nimble GC32 catamarans to get fully foiling on the conclusion to this, the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour’s penultimate event. ... [more]  

Studio Borlenghi provided these images from 2015 Melges 32 World Championship – Trapani ... [more]  

The second and final day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Gothenburg produced some of the toughest conditions in the series so far, with a light and shifty wind. ... [more]  

2015 America’s Cup World Series – Emirates Team New Zealand put together a Super Sunday in Sweden, to vault to the top of the leaderboard and claim the Louis Vuitton series Gothenburg. ... [more]  

Peter Sorensen’s The Philosopher’s Club performance today has kept them in the IRC and PHS lead on the penultimate day. On the other side of Cleveland Bay the cruising and multihull divisions contested a triangle course. ... [more]  

The 60-boat fleet are back on the water this morning for the penultimate day of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The multihulls and cruising boats are expected to head out on a 14 mile Cleveland Bay triangle course while the combined IRC and PHS divisions will be completing two windward/leeward races. ... [more]  

More puzzling decision making from America's Cup organisers *Feature by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
Four minutes before today's scheduled America's Cup World Series Round 2 coverage start in Gothenburg, we found that the App software had been changed to prevent viewing on computers it had indeed been restricted to mobile devices. As a result we watched the racing on a 5.5 inch phablet ... [more]  

Adventures of a Sailor Girl is now in Gothenburg for Americas Cup World Series - here's her report from Day 2 of the iconic event. These interviews are with Dean Barker, Nathan Outteridge, Paul Campbell-James, Ben Ainslie, Jimmy Spithill and Pete Burling. ... [more]  

2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour – Oman Sail’s crew on Sultanate of Oman capped off a stunning month by winning the Trofeo di Roma and stretching their overall lead. ... [more]  

2015 America's Cup World Series – Day 2 images by Rick Tomlinson ... [more]  

America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ wins Race 4 and leads World Series *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
A little more breeze for the start of Race 2 of Day 2, of the America's Cup World Series, Gothenburg, with three boats tied on the top of the points table, ahead of the start of the double points scoring race. The boats started on starboard before flipping onto port as one to head for the first mark. Artemis was not able to repeat their feat of the first race of the day - trailing the fleet. ... [more]  

2015 Pringles Kitesurf World Cup – St. Peter Ording delivered outstanding conditions over the entire 10 days. The global kitesurfing elite gathered together, completing the full Trials, Freestyle Elimination, and five full Slalom Eliminations. ... [more]  

America's Cup - Big day, big win for Artemis Racing in AC World series *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Light winds for the start of Race 1 of Day 2 of the America's Cup World Series Gothenburg Oracle Team USA started right on the line, but immediately had to do a penalty, as did Emirates Team NZ for sailing outside a boundary in the pre-start. Artemis Racing led around the first mark, with BAR last. ... [more]  

Peter Sorensen and his The Philosopher’s Club have cause for big celebrations today after winning on both IRC and PHS, Race 3 of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. That win has also moved the Sydney team up to first overall in both divisions, for now. It’s an exceptional achievement for his team. They started today’s race in less than brilliant form. ... [more]  

Any sailor thinking they were going to have a shorter day after an on-shore postponement on the fourth day at the 2015 Melges 32 Worlds Championships in Trapani were sorely mistaken. The plan was to delay the start, wait for the breeze to build and bang off three quality races, but instead a weak northerly wind tricked and teased the twenty-two boat fleet ... [more]  

Photographer Max Ranchi was on water at 2015 Melges 32 World Championship and provided this gallery of images from race seven and eight. ... [more]  

It's a short race day today with only the PHS and IRC boats heading out on Day 3 of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The forecast is for a light north-east breeze building to about 10 knots. The combined fleet will sail a 9m course taking them down towards Townsville city, past Picnic Bay and back to the finish off the stunning Magnetic Island. ... [more]  

2015 America's Cup World Series – Day 1 race 2 images by Gilles Martin-Raget ... [more]  

2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Trofeo di Roma – It is incredible the difference two knots of wind can make. While the Trofeo di Roma had to sail two non-scoring Pro-Am races yesterday because of excessively light winds, conditions were just a fraction more today, enabling the full six race schedule to be completed. ... [more]  

America's Cup World Series – Land Rover BAR in solid position on day 1
2015 America's Cup World Series – Day 1 images by Gilles Martin-Raget
Adventures of a Sailor Girl - ACWS Gothenburg - Day 1 video interviews
America’s Cup World Series – Heavyweights perform on day 1
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA has end to end win in both ACWS races
Rio 2016 - Official Statement on sailor Erik Heil
Dramatic video from from the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild
America's Cup - Oracle dominates Race 2 and takes lead in World Series *Feature
America's Cup - Race 1 to Oracle Team USA in Gothenburg *Feature
America's Cup World Series 2015 - Gothenburg - Press conference
Americas Cup World Series 2015 - Catch up with Ken Read
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - Video interview with Brad Jackson
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Round the Island
Gladwell's Line - Medals in Rio dress rehearsal...Cup coup for Team NZ
YRF launches new website and announces draft conference programme
2015 Melges 32 World Championship - Sicilian shake-up
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Signature race set to highlight
Rio 2016 - ISAF reacts to hospitalization of Pre-Olympic medalist
Supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI gets the chainsaw chop
America's Cup – Land Rover BAR on Gothenburg's opener + Video
America's Cup – Spithill and team ready to race in Sweden   
Melges 32 Worlds – Races 5 and 6 images by Max Ranchi   
America’s Cup – Artemis Racing capsize in Practice   
2015 LaserPerformance Collegiate Cup - Day 1 + Video   
Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe 2015 remains true to tradition   
Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Trofeo di Roma – Off to flying start + Video   
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Watching the locals pays on Day 1   
Clipper - round the world fleet prepares for battle   
Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour - Sultanate of Oman in action on Day 1   
2015 Open Russian SB20 Nationals - Day 1 action   
Off to flying start at the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Trofeo di Roma   
2015 Melges 32 World Championship - Testing Day 2   
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 - Entries open   
America's Cup - More images from the Tune-up day in Sweden   
America's Cup - Images from the wild and windy Tune-up day in Sweden   
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA seeking redemption in Gothenburg   
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ gear up in the rain in Gothenburg   
Melges 32 Worlds – Race 4 images by Max Ranchi   
America’s Cup - Keith Mills vows to solve Portsmouth event’s problems   
America's Cup - All you need to know to follow Round 2 this weekend   

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