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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 - World & Australia

Bellerive Yacht Club Winter Series 2015 - Racing began in chilly and misty conditions with an unusual (for a Winter Series race) SSW breeze sweeping up the river from the direction of the Antarctic. ... [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]  

Emirates Team New Zealand ended the highly anticipated first day of racing in Gothenburg in a solid third place overall. Proving again, that Glenn Ashby and crew can mix it up as one of the ‘big’ teams at the front end of the fleet. ... [more]  

Dangerous conditions for boaters from Eden to Sydney by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters about strong winds forecast from Eden to Sydney for today and Monday. ... [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]  

2015 America's Cup World Series – The waters of Gothenburg supplied almost perfect racing conditions for the first day of the series hosted in the Swedish city. The Land Rover BAR team produced another great performance to take two second places, only bettered by Oracle Team USA – who won both – with Emirates Team New Zealand completing the podium on both occasions. ... [more]  

2015 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series – Race day one images by Gilles Martin-Raget ... [more]  

Adventures of a Sailor Girl is now in Gothenburg for Americas Cup World Series - here's her report from Day 1 of the iconic event. This interview is with Ken Read, who I met while following the Volvo, his skipper Miles and trimmer Sam! ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA won both races on opening day at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Gothenburg. But Land Rover BAR and Emirates Team New Zealand had good days as well with second and third place finishes respectively. In fact both races saw the same teams in the same top three positions, meaning there isn’t much separation on the leaderboard. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA led both races from start to finish on day one at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Gothenburg, Sweden. But despite the unblemished record, the team only has a two point lead over former team mate Ben Ainslie. ... [more]  

Rio 2016 - Official Statement on sailor Erik Heil by Rio 2016 Organising Committee
Rio 2016 - We were extremely concerned when we learned of the hospital admission of athlete Erik Heil. We immediately contacted the German Sailing Association (DSV) for information. Heil is one of 326 sailors who took part in the second sailing test event held in the Guanabara Bay between 15th and 22nd August, in which he won the 49er class bronze medal. ... [more]  

Dramatic video from from the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild by Richard Gladwell, NZL
On Monday of this week, thanks to a boisterous low off the north-west tip of Brittany, Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier (his co-skipper for the Transat Jacques Vabre) opted to trial the machine in some blustery conditions. It proved to be a rather bracing sail which photographer Thierry Martinez and cameraman Christophe Castagne captured in full for Gitana Team. ... [more]  

America's Cup - Oracle dominates Race 2 and takes lead in World Series *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Oracle Team USA made no race of it in Race 2 of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, Gothenburg. The America's Cup Defender again led around every mark on the ten leg course, and won all 20 legs sailed in racing on Day 1, in an absolutely dominating display of sailing ... [more]  

America's Cup - Race 1 to Oracle Team USA in Gothenburg *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Oracle Team USA got the jump at the start - picking the right line to the top mark and starting at pace to lead around Gate 1, opening the page on what was to be complete domination of the six boat fleet in the America's Cup World Series Gothenburg. ... [more]  

The press conference with the skippers at the Americas Cup World Series Gothenburg on 28 August 2015. The skippers cover everything from how Artemis Racing found themselves capsized and why Emirates Team NZ pulled out of the racing, to how it is for Ben and Jimmy to be racing against each other and how Softbank Team Japan is going as the last team to join the series. Facilitated by Tucker Thompson ... [more]  

Comanche skipper and former America's Cup helmsman, Ken Read in Gothenburg on the AC and Comanche programs. It was great to talk about his first press conference from the 'other' side as well as the Fastnet, and upcoming schedule for Comanche, and just how he manages his own sailing, with the AC commentary as well as his role with North Sails. ... [more]  

Brad Jackson took some time out of his busy schedule post Fastnet Race to sit down with me and chat about the Rambler 88 program as well as Team SCA. Will we see him involved with the Volvo next time around? He says yes, for the right program as a sailor. ... [more]  

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Round the Island by Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island
It was a tough day all round for the 60-boat fleet competing in the signature Around the Island Race on day two of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The run and reach to the western shore of the island in a soft east-north-east proved to be a pleasant start to the race. What happened next divided the ‘men from the boys’. ... [more]  

Sail-World New Zealand editorial from the newsletter of August 25, 2015 on the Pre-Olympics - Pollution and Kiwi performance plus the imminent passing of Construction in Country rules in the America's Cup. ... [more]  

The Yacht Racing Forum launches its new website and discloses the initial draft conference content and list of speakers. ... [more]  

A high pressure system hung over Sicily for the start of the third day of racing at the 2015 Melges 32 World Championship organized by B.Plan Sport and Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe. Another weak northeast gradient lingered producing a six - eight knot northerly wind, with the breeze dipping below class minimums on occasion. ... [more]  

The breeze is slowly building towards the forecasted east-north-east of between nine and 14 knots for the start on day two of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week of the event’s signature race, the Around the Island Race. ... [more]  

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) says is aware of the admittance to hospital of the German 49er sailor Erik Heil, says the the world sailing body in an apparent reaction to the story broken in Sail-World and of the admittance to a Berlin hospital of the Bronze medal winner in the recently concluded Pre-Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro. ... [more]  

Australia’s most successful ocean racing yacht, Bob Oatley’s 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, got the chop today at the hands of Bob Oatley and skipper Mark Richards. Armed with a high-revving chainsaw, the pair took to the carbon fibre hull just forward of the mast, and by the time the job was finished one hour later, 10-metres of Wild Oats XI’s bow had been lopped off. ... [more]  

Gothenburg produced some fantastic conditions for the opening practice session of the second Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series for 2015. After a tentative start to feel out the performance of the boat in what were top-of-the range conditions, the Land Rover BAR crew crossed the finish line first in the final practice race in Sweden. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA found success on the race course Friday during the official practice races, winning the first contest. The race was a good confidence-building measure. ... [more]  

Top photographer Max Ranchi was on the water in Trapani, Scilly to capture these images from races 5 and 6 of the 2015 Melges 32 World Championship. ... [more]  

Artemis Racing was pushing hard to put on a show for its home fans in Gothenburg, Sweden on the official practice day Friday. Unfortunately, that extra push led to a capsize, meaning the team missed out on the two practice races. ... [more]  

The Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe remains true to tradition. With 46% of entries coming from outside of France, contributing to the reputation notoriety of the Mini Class, it is one of the most internationally renowned editions of offshore races in the world. Here, wWe look at the entries, candidates for the big adventure, some of which have left behind commitments to pursue their big dream. ... [more]  

In a day of light but sailable conditions on the Detroit River, Australian Sam Gilmour and his Neptune Racing team has taken the early lead in the 2015 edition, hosted by Bayview YC. ... [more]  

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Watching the locals pays on Day 1
Clipper - round the world fleet prepares for battle
Nominations now open for Yachting Australia Awards 2015
2015 Melges 32 World Championship - Testing Day 2
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 - Entries open
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Let the games begin
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
Kindergarten's journey to Sydney Farr 40 Worlds has begun
Melges 32 Worlds – Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
Rio Olympic Test Event – A thriller final + Video
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
Extreme Sailing Series – Entries now open for 2016
2015 Pringles Kitesurf World Cup – Choppy conditions on day 6 + Video
Rio 2016 - 49er medalist hospitalised after Olympic Test event *Feature
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Curtain rises on ninth edition
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Trailables triumph
Malibu Boats Tokyo Pro - Stop 2 overall   
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ gear up for Gothenburg   
2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed Yacht Race - Notice of Race   
2015 Melges 32 World Championship – Races 1, 2, 3 images by Max Ranchi   
2015 Pringles Kitesurf World Cup – Day 5 overall + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 6 Non IRC Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 – Day 6 Prix D’Elegance Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 – Day 6 IRC Divisions Video *Feature   
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race overall – Perseverance pays   
Boat owners to retrieve vessels from Hawkesbury and Nepean rivers   
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - just keeps getting better   
Boaters encouraged to avoid waterways in Shoalhaven area   
Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series prepares for Gothenburg   
Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - New kids on the block   
Melges 32 World Championship opening day   
H2O kids camps with Tom Burton   
America’s Cup - SoftBank Team Japan aims high for Gothenburg   
2015 Melges 32 World Championship heads to Trapani   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Unicef officially names its yacht   
2015 Pringles Kitesurf World Cup – The action continues on day 4   

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