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SAil-World.com/Europe Newsletter | 14/07/2008
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News - Europe, Africa & the World

O barco Dongfeng Race Team quebrou o mastro na manhã da última segunda-feira (30) e foi obrigado a abandonar a quinta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, entre a Nova Zelândia e o Brasil. ... [more]  

Trofeo Princesa Sofía – 2014 ISAF Worlds silver medallist in Santander and world number one in the Finn class, Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) is sailing in Palma with a clear objective: select for the Olympic Games and win a medal in Rio ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) continued to power towards Itajaí at the head of the fleet on Wednesday with the possibility of extending their overall Volvo Ocean Race lead tantalisingly within their reach. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – It has been a steady night of upwind sailing for the lead pack as they head north, beating in 25 knot winds. There have been no major changes with the front four in the past 12 hours. Reports from the boats are saying they are preparing for a period of stronger winds in the next 24 hours as they catch the top of a low-pressure system passing them to the south. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - El equipo Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) ha anunciado que se retira de la etapa 5 tras romper su mástil en el océano Antártico, a 200 millas de Cabo de Hornos. ... [more]  

Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 preview by International Six Metre Association
The International Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 will be hosted by the Société Nautique de La Trinité-sur-mer (SNT), Brittany from 29 May to 5 June. The team at SNT is world renowned for its event management and will be working closely with the International and French Six Metre Associations to deliver another outstanding regatta. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Tras romper el mástil a 200 millas de Cabo de Hornos y alcanzar el Canal de Beagle a vela, Dongfeng Race Team ha puesto motor hacia Ushuaia y ha suspendido momentáneamente su participación en la etapa cinco, pero confía en acabarla a vela una vez reparada la avería. Abu Dhabi lidera en el Atlántico, y MAFPRE es tercero. ... [more]  

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – It was a long day in Palma with the late coming sea breeze delaying racing. Patience paid off and the second day provided great racing and allowed to complete the qualification stage. A seventh race was completed for the kites who will go into medal race mode on Wednesday. ... [more]  

Team SCA is due to round Cape Horn tomorrow between 1200 – 1800 UTC. They are still battling with the elements, squally conditions, sailing in 20 knots of wind, from west-northwest. Sea state is rough and waves are 6 metres high. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The America's Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of an exciting new America’s Cup Class - a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet, says a statement issued by ACEA. ... [more]  

Josh Junior (NZL) takes the lead at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma after being one of the few sailors to achieve any sort of consistency on the second day’s racing. Jonathan Lobert (FRA) drops to second on equal points, while Tapio Nirkko (FIN) remains in third with no race position better than seventh. Race wins went to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Junior. ... [more]  

For the professional offshore sailors of the world, mast breakages (or any sort of damage to the boat) is an unfortunate occupational hazard. For our rookie Chinese sailors on the other hand, the experience has been shocking, scary and bewildering. The reaction of Liu Xue (Black) is understandably in contrast to the pro crew who know how to manage these kinds of situations. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng elects to withdraw from Leg 5 by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com NZL
Dongfeng Race Team announced late tonight that they plan to retire from Leg 5 after breaking their mast in the Southern Ocean on Monday morning. Charles Caudrelier, the boat's French skipper had considered attempting to re-join the 6,776nm leg from Auckland to Itajaí after successfully nursing his red boat to Ushuaia, Argentina earlier in the day. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA - first for over a decade to round the Horn *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Within the next 24 hours, God willing, Team SCA will become the first women's crew to round Cape Horn in almost 15 years. Sail-World spoke to 2012 British Olympic representative Annie Lush a few minutes ago. She says they have had snow and plenty of hail in the last 24 hours, and the Chill factor on deck is minus five degrees ... [more]  

Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ... [more]  

RC44 Valletta Cup – Conditions came good for the final races in Malta with the wind pushing 25 knots and substantial waves once again, with the welcome addition of Mediterranean sunshine ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
Volvo Ocean Race – On Monday afternoon, Team Brunel rounded the infamous Cape Horn, with MAPFRE in their wake. A few hours later, Bouwe Bekking and his crew were forced to slow down, when their J1 headsail became damaged. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Altadill and Muñoz crossed the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel at 23:47:00 hrs UTC this Monday night completing the 23, 321 miles course in 89d 11hrs 47mins ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz ont bouclé leur tour du monde en 89 jours, 11 heures, 47 minutes sur les 23.321,76 milles de la route fond. ... [more]  

Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger as this open letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Congressional Caucus on national health of Olympic sailors suggests. ... [more]  

2015 ORC European Sportboat Championship – The pace of entries is increasing approaching the deadline for a discount on the entry fees ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – A 17 heures, l’équipage de Neutrogena pointe à moins de trente milles de la ligne d’arrivée. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Yesterday was an epic day for the leading fleet as they rounded Cape Horn. Team Alvimedica was first out of the Southern Ocean and to cross into the Atlantic Ocean for the second time this race. ... [more]  

The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world’s longest running professional sailing series, announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship ... [more]  

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule ... [more]  

2015 Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The focus was on the kitesurfers during the first three days, and especially on Spanish rider Florian Trittel. ... [more]  

SAP 505 World Championships - Day 3 by Sailing Intelligence
Day three of SAP 505 World Championships saw the return of stronger breezes to Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Mike Holt and Carl Smit were the pathfinder boat for the first race of the day, but reigning World Champions found no benefit in having to sail to the right-hand side of the course, while early-out-of-the-gate Ian Pinnell was pleased that his hunch about the left proved correct ... [more]  

Jonathan Lobert (FRA), the London 2012 bronze medallist, leads the 74 boat Finn fleet after the first day of racing at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. Current world champion, Giles Scott (GBR) sits in second with Tapio Nirkko (FIN) third. ... [more]  

Charles Caudrelier: “It’s really hard for everyone, we were leading the race overall and this is a kick in the teeth. Hurts to think about the other teams still in full competition, still sailing.”Dongfeng has not officially retired from leg 5 as yet and skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is still considering the possibility of the race crew continuing on from Ushuaia ... [more]  

Whilst everyone onboard remains in good shape considering circumstances, final miles to Ushuaia are anything but easy. Despite working throughout their day, which is now drawing to a close, the determined men of Dongfeng have not managed to remove all the damaged parts of the broken mast. The original mast rigging that holds up the remaining main section of mast is only in place on the port side. ... [more]  

From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ... [more]  

Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ... [more]  

St Thomas Int Regatta: Nine bullets for Annie Gardner in Nacra 17
Volvo Ocean Race - Four round Cape Horn
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar 2015 - Wind played tricks all day in Palma
Volvo Ocean Race - Our first major punch
Princess Sofia Trophy – Nacra 17 to rediscover the series' top players
Volvo Ocean Race – Daylight on Dongfeng reveals extent of damage
2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series kicks off in Palma
Solo Basse Normandie– British secure top positions for Artemis Academy
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng démâte, l’équipage est sain et sauf
Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team rompe el mástil
J/70 Alcatel Onetouch Italian Trophy Act 1 - Winner announced
America's Cup: Cost Savings vote really aimed at a late change of Boat
Volvo Ocean Race – On ne va pas encore abandonner l’étape
42nd St. Thomas International Regatta - Something for everyone
UBS Jersey Regatta 2015 - Notice of Race
Eurocup Series – New beginnings in the RS Feva Class
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn
Volvo Ocean Race - Huele a Cabo de Hornos
Volvo Ocean Race - A sprint to Cape Horn
2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day
RC44 Valletta Cup overall   
2015 St. Thomas International Regatta - 62 yachts stir up excitement   
Barcelona World Race - Bassins de décantation   
Barcelona World Race - Altadill comes home in triumphant second   
Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean   
RC44 Valletta Cup - Giant seas provide challenging racing day + Videos   
46th Trofeo Sofia Iberostar - Kiteboarders make the first appearance   
St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2   
Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit   
2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2   
SAP 505 World Championships - Two bullets fire Holt into early lead   
Barcelona World Race - La confusion des sentiments   
RC44 Valletta Cup - Maxed out in Malta   
BWR - Barcelona ready to bid 'benvinguda' to Neutrogena Monday   
Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor   
Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken   
Volvo Ocean Race – Seize the day   
Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - 'L'air est à 5°, l'eau est à 6...'   
Solo Basse Normandie - Eyes on the tracker   


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