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Newsletter Archive
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 - World & Australia

The highly international Trentino SB20 World Championships kicked off in Torbole, Lake Garda today with three races completed in demanding conditions. ... [more]  

2015 Laser World Championship - The winds were light today and not enough for world championship racing. Forecast is looking better for tomorrow and three races are scheduled. The 158 competitors from 63 nations have been split into Gold, Silver and Bronze flights based on their results in the qualifying series. ... [more]  

2015 Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta - Day 3 by Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast
Today was meant to be a lay day for competitors in the IRC Qld State Titles and the Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta. Instead they were still on the water but in completely different vessels having swapped their monohulls and multis for kayaks. They may have downsized their vessels but their competitiveness was still oversized in the Kayak Challenge sponsored by Viking Kayaks. ... [more]  

Wild Oats XI - Henri Lloyd technical clothing partner by Henri Lloyd Australia, Crows Nest
When the crew of supermaxi Wild Oats XI look for new wet weather gear they demand the latest in technology and the best in performance. Henri Lloyd is again their gear of choice signing a new contract with the iconic British marine technical clothing company until 2017. ... [more]  

SCOR and Queensland IRC State Titles – The day started with Black Jack Too, Corum and Gauntlet leading the competition after the first day’s racing. The second day saw light breezes with swifting winds averaging only five kts. ... [more]  

Changes ahead for World Sailing - Interview with new ISAF CEO. *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team
Last week ISAF announced the appointment of a new CEO, Peter Sowrey. He is not a long time ISAF face, as his predecessor Jerome Pels was, little is known of him in the wider sailing world. ... [more]  

Lloyd Thornburg’s Phadeo3 is fully powered up and already pulling away from some of the fastest race-boats in the world including the 100-foot long monohull Comanche, 88-foot Rambler 88, and the 63-foot trimaran Paradox ... [more]  

Photographer George Bekris was on water to capture these images from Transatlantic Race 2015. ... [more]  

The 49er and 49erFX European Championships (6-12 July) will start in Porto, Portugal today with the 49erFX – Women’s skiff starting racing today, Monday, 6th July and the 49er - Men’s skiff joining the action from tomorrow, Tuesday, 7th July. ... [more]  

Passing the eastern extremity of Point Alpha, the ice exclusion zone, yesterday evening, Mariette of 1915 has passed the halfway stage of the Transatlantic Race 2015 between Newport, R.I., and southwest England’s Lizard Point. The 138-foot long gaff schooner continues to make good progress, despite enduring gale force westerlies to the south of a fast moving depression. ... [more]  

Dan Slater reports on Day 4 of the 2015 Laser Worlds in Kingston by Dan Slater, The Water Shed, Kingston, Canada
Tough Day at the Office - Day 4 Laser Worlds. Today the breeze was 4-8 knots and shifting up to 20 degrees but not so often making the beats to windward often with just one large shift. For the sailors some of them had some very good luck and showed some skill while others had it all go against them when leading the fleet making the day frustrating. ... [more]  

No racing in Middelfart today due to the lack of wind. It means that the Melges 24 World Championship ended up with twelve races and one discard, rewarding Chris Rast's EFG SUI684 as a new holder of the Melges Performance Sailboats Challenge Trophy and Tõnu Tõniste's Lenny EST790 as a holder for the Henri Samuel Trophy. ... [more]  

A real mix of foiling craft competed for bragging rights in the Long Distance Races at Foiling Week 2015 over the weekend of fourth - 5th July at Lake Garda. Saturday was hot and steamy all day with very patchy breeze and too light to race long distance but ideal conditions for sailors to test sail the variety of foiling craft on display. ... [more]  

Ondrej Teply (CZE) has won the 2015 Junior Finn World Championship after a tense and exciting final day in Valencia. Nenad Bugarin (CRO) placed one higher than last year to take the silver while Lars Johan Brodtkorb (NOR) had a great final day to move up one place and take the bronze. ... [more]  

Photographer Pierrick Contin provided these images from Day 6 at the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 in Middelfart, Denmark. ... [more]  

Melges 24 World Championship - The Swiss sailing team received standing ovations at today's Medal Ceremony after they completely dominated the entire regatta with non-aggressive starts and flawless tactical decisions. ... [more]  

Qualifying series is finished with three races completed today, and a total of seven races for the series. Racing began with five - seven knots from the South West. The wind then picked up for the last race to 10-12 knots. Based on the current results, eight of the nine Olympic Laser Standard spots available at this event were taken today by competitor who qualified for gold fleet. ... [more]  

With 2,800 miles to sail and just two boats on the starting line, a conservative start would seem like the smart play. But for the 63-foot trimaran Paradox, owned by Peter Aschenbrenner and skippered by Jeff Mearing, the start of the multihull class in the Transatlantic Race 2015 offered up a wondrous opportunity to throw a little mud in the eye of Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo3 ... [more]  

The first day of IRC/SCOR racing on Saturday 4th got off to a great start at the Sunshine Coast yesterday with over 20 boats lined up at the start. The Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson witnessed some very competitive starts and mark roundings with colourful spinnakers flying. ... [more]  

Congratulations to Hansen Sailing Team on their fourth straight victory, and fifth victory in Marstrand! No wonder Bjorn Hansen was inducted into the Stena Match Cup Hall of Fame earlier in the week, he is truly the 'Master of Marstrand'! Interviews and footage from all of the finals including Keith Swinton, Ian Williams and Bjorn Hansen himself! ... [more]  

2015 Land Rover Winter Series – A long and light Race 10 at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia provisionally decided the final pointscore outcome on Sydney Harbour on an icy day punctuated by dappled sunshine which gave the illusion of warmth. ... [more]  

2015 Open 470 European Championship – Podiums decided by International 470 Class Association
2015 Open 470 European Championship – Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) secured the 470 Women Open European Championship yesterday. Today Stuart McNay/David Hughes (USA) wrapped up the 470 Men Open title. ... [more]  

Congratulations to Hansen Sailing Team on their fourth straight victory, and fifth victory in Marstrand! No wonder Bjorn Hansen was inducted into the Stena Match Cup Hall of Fame earlier in the week, he is truly the 'Master of Marstrand'!< ... [more]  

The only Magic 25 sports boat currently racing in Tasmania made an auspicious debut today in the Royal Yacht of Tasmania/The Good Guys Winter Series Winter Series race two. ... [more]  

US Sailing Team Sperry athletes Stu McNay and Dave Hughes have secured their second straight major international victory at the 2015 470 Class European Champs in Aarhus, Denmark. Following on the heels of their gold medal at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland (UK) in June, the European title cements the veteran pair's status as one of top teams in Men's 470, the Olympic two-person dinghy ... [more]  

Nenad Bugarin (CRO) won the only one race sailed on the penultimate day at the 2015 Finn Junior World Championship for the Silver Cup in Valencia. He narrows the gap to the overall leader, Ondrej Teply (CZE), to just two points. A ninth for Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) was enough to move up to third for the first time this week. ... [more]  

World Champions and defending Open European Champions Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) wrapped up the 2015 470 Open European Champs (29 June – 4 July 2015) with a bronze medal. ... [more]  

On day three of the 2015 Kingston Standard Laser World Championship, the wind began very light form the East, slowly building while competitors were postponed ashore. The wind then switched to the South but unfortunately it did not fill in and racing was cancelled for the day. ... [more]  

SoftBank Team Japan has selected its crew for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event in Portsmouth later this month. Skipper Dean Barker and wing-trimmer/tactician Chris Draper will be joined by Jeremy “Jero” Lomas, grinder Derek Saward and with Japan's bowman Kazuhiko “Fuku” Sofuku at the first event of the new America’s Cup cycle. ... [more]  

New Zealand's Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are now officially 2015 Open 470 Women’s European Champions after the six day regatta wrapped up in Aarhus, Denmark today with a light wind medal race. The NZL Sailing Team’s double-handed crew were assured of the title before sailing today’s race after amassing a lead of 24 points making them unbeatable. ... [more]  

A day with plenty of announcements for the World Match Racing Tour allowed Nic time to just want to wander around Marstrand, and share with you just how amazing Stena Match Cup Sweden is off the water as well as on the water! The entire community comes together to cheer on the sailors which is fantastic! ... [more]  

2015 Tour de France à la Voile – The Diam 24s were all sailing today in Dunkirk although the results won’t count towards the overall ranking. With guests on board, these exhibition regattas were a way to get into the swing of tomorrow’s first Stadium races. ... [more]  

2015 ORC World Championship – After a long week of light air, lengthy postponements, hot sun and even hotter competition, three ORC World Champions have endured and excelled to been crowned today in Barcelona. Two are the reigning champions from the 2014 championship in Kiel last year, and one is a veteran winner from ORC championships in past decades of sailing. ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Day 5 overall
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Images of the day by Mick Anderson
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Day 5 images by Pierrick Contin
2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – Finals overall
2015 Pantaenius WA IRC State Championship - Day 2
2015 ORC World Championship images by Max Ranchi
Finn Silver Cup - German Finn team confident they are on right course
Dan Slater reports on Day 2 of the 2015 Laser Worlds in Kingston
2015 Foiling Week - Three days of fast and furious foiling
Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - Accommodation options
World Match Racing Tour - Stena Match Cup off the water + Video
2015 Open 470 European Champs - Championship title already decided
2015 Laser World - Guatemala leads after Day 2 of Qualifying Round
2015 Melges 24 World Championship - The weather gods took the day off
Yachting Victoria Awards - Junior Sailor of the Year announced
2015 ORC World Championship – Race 7 overall
Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team’s full story
2015 Finn Junior World Championship – Day 4 overall
2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – Final four skippers emerge
2015 ORC World Championship – Race 7 images by Max Ranchi
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Day 4 images by Mick Anderson   
Phil Harmer - Back to back Volvo Ocean Race winner   
2015 SB20 World Championships – Over 100 boats ready to contest   
2015 Foiling Week in full swing   
2015 SB20 World Championships- Hobart’s Cooper family ready to compete   
2015 Australian Schools Teams Racing Championship overall   
Australian Sailors well placed at World and European Championships   
2015 Laser World Championship - First racing day   
2015 470 European Champs - Olympic champions take over the race track   
Melges 24 World Championship –Mick Anderson presents images from day 3   
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Day 3   
Melges 24 World Championship – Day 3 images by Pierrick Contin   
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – What a day! + Video   
Finn Junior World Championships, Silver Cup – Day 3 overall + Video   
2015 ORC World Championship, Barcelona – Day 4 overall   
2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – GAC Pindar leads qualifying races   
2015 Open 470 European Championships – Day 4 overall   
2015 ORC World Championship – More coastal race images by Max Ranchi   
2015 Melges 24 World Championships - 18 nations to compete   
2015 ORC World Championship – Coastal race images by Max Ranchi   


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