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Energa Group announced as title sponsor of Sopot Match Race By World Match Racing Tour, , 4:33 AM Fri 3 Apr 2015 GMT
One of Poland’s largest energy companies, Energa Group, was announced this week as title sponsor of the Sopot Match Race, which will take place from the 29th July to 1st August 2015. The Energa Sopot Match Race is one of the seven world championship events on the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) 2015/16 season. ...

2015 SAP 505 World Championships - Now the podium battle By Sailing Intelligence, , 4:06 AM Fri 3 Apr 2015 GMT
Mike Holt and Carl Smit have won the SAP 505 World Championships with a day to spare, after another dominant day on Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Now the focus will switch to podium places. ...

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar - Giles Scott applies pressure on fourth day By Robert Deaves, , 3:31 AM Fri 3 Apr 2015 GMT
However bad the conditions are or whatever the racing throws at the sailors the same names always seem to rise to the top. And that’s exactly what happened in the Finn fleet on the fourth day at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. Giles Scott (GBR) is back in his normal place, at the top of the leaderboard in front of the 73 other Finns. ...

Sail Training Vessel Danmark coming to the Caribbean By Jan Roosens, , 2:11 AM Fri 3 Apr 2015 GMT
The Caribbean Sail Training Foundation announced today that one of their member vessels, the full rigged Tall ship Danmark, will visit the Caribbean Islands of Grenada on April 26th 2015 and St.Maarten-St.Martin on May 4th, 2015. ...

America's Cup: Commercial Commissioner comments on Luna Rossa By Sail-World, , 10:59 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
The America’s Cup is disappointed to learn that Luna Rossa intends to withdraw its challenge for the 2017 America’s Cup. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Backing off a little By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:48 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
The fleet has survived the kicking they got last night, only to wake up to a much calmer picture. The issue was an extremely strong wind set against an opposite current flow of two knots. This kicked up a short aggressive wave that definitely claimed the title of potentially boat breaking conditions. ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa stays true to principles and withdraws By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 7:46 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
To the surprise of no-one, the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa, has announced that they are withdrawing from the 35th America's Cup after the Class Rule was changed on March 31, 2015. The Italians had issued a statement four days previously stating that they would undertake such an action if the Class Rule was switched without the agreement of all competitors. ...

St.Maarten Heineken Regatta – SMYCR raises 1660 dollars for Sea Rescue By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 5:55 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
During the 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the St. Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation (SMYCRF) has raised 1660 dollars for the St. Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation (SSRF) ...

Princess Sofia Trophy – More images by Richard Langdon By Richard Langdon, , 5:39 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Princess Sofia Trophy – Images highlights by Richard Langdon ...

Princess Sofia Trophy – Images highlights by Richard Langdon By Richard Langdon, , 5:21 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Princess Sofia Trophy 2015 – Images highlights by Richard Langdon ...

Barcelona World Race - Le dernier carré By Barcelona World Race, , 5:18 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Tous dans l’hémisphère nord… Après le passage de l’équateur par Nandor Fa et Conrad Colman à bord de Spirit of Hungary, tous les équipages se retrouvent la tête à l’endroit en route pour le dernier tronçon de course jusqu’à Barcelone. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - El Atlántico Sur, un infierno de más de 50 nudos By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:13 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Como infierno ha descrito el reportero del MAPFRE, Fran Vignale, las condiciones de 50 nudos en las que han navegado en las últimas horas. 'Las puertas comienzan a desencajarse [...] te mueves a gatas por el barco', explica. Aún así, el equipo español continúa aferrado a la tercera posición, y a sólo 12 millas del líder. Se espera que crucen la meta entre el domingo y el lunes. ...

Trofeo Princesa Sofia - British 470 sailors pushing for win By Trofeo Princesa Sofia, , 5:08 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Princesa Sofia - “There is no reason why we couldn’t win, it is totally feasible”, insure British 470 sailors Luke Patience and Elliot Willis, who have teamed up only a year ago, have been around the 470 scene for over a decade. ...

Gitana Team - Top flight sailing By Kate Jennings, , 4:51 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Whilst a number of their competitors will make their official return to the racetrack this Easter weekend during the traditional Spi Ouest France opener, the members of Gitana Team will have to wait a few more weeks before they can feel the adrenaline of competition coursing through their veins once more. Indeed, their sailing season will kick off with the Tour de Belle-Ile on 9 May 2015. ...

Mini Transat 2015 - Solo sailor Lizzy Foreman keeps British hopes high By Hudson Wight / Lizzy Racing, , 2:56 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
British hopes will be riding high with Lizzy on her first-ever Mini Transat Race, starting September 19th, 2015 ...

Volvo Ocean Race – An update from Ushuaia, a beautiful place By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:25 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The Dongfeng Race Team shore crew have successfully arrived in Ushuaia, Argentina. The boat will be motor sailed up to Itajai and the expected time of departure is this evening, although this may change. ...

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar– Grael and Kunze are back to defend their title By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 2:10 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – Current 49er FX World champions, Brazilians Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze, are back in Palma to defend their title and to add some valuable training to their Olympic preparation. ...

Trofeo SAR Sofia Iberostar – No regrets for Jonas Høgh-Christensen By International Finn Association, , 1:30 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo SAR Sofia Iberostar – Jonas Høgh-Christensen, the Danish silver medalist in the Finn class from the London 2012 Olympics is back for his fourth Olympic campaign. The Sofia Iberostar in Palma marks his return to Olympic campaigning ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Interview with Jimmy Spithill + Show 43 By Sail-World, , 12:49 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 43rd. Features a separate interview with America's Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill ...

GAES Centros Auditivos complète le podium de la Barcelona World Race By Barcelona World Race, , 11:46 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Anna Corbella et Gerard Marin ont bouclé leur tour du monde en 91 jours, 05 heures, 09 minutes 28secondes sur les 23.321,76 milles de la route fond. ...

Solo Basse Normandie – A challenging race with solid performances By Henry Bomby, , 9:48 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Solo Basse Normandie – It was a challenging race. More hours of darkness than daylight, freezing cold, wet, bad visibility rounding Jersey at 0300 in the morning and short 20nm legs that meant little to no chance of any sleep. (I managed two 10 minute naps in the 30 hour race.) ...

The 33rd Garda Optimist Meeting preview - Country Cup By Fraglia Vela Riva, , 9:22 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
The 33rd Garda Optimist Meeting kicked off today with the first Country Cup and tomorrow the Guinness World Record event will have almost 1000 helmsmen take to the water on Lake Garda, Trentino. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – A hard days night By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:28 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Tonight the front squad has broken through the 1000nm barrier to the finish of this leg in Itajaí. This milestone has probably passed unnoticed among the fleet in a night where pretty much everything has consisted of survival, seamanship and staying safe and sound in the racetrack. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Drama for Dongfeng + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 6:26 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Watch the drama unfold in this emotional video showing the acute disappointment of the team as they realise the leg is over and they battle to secure the mast, overcome logistical nightmares and head to Itajai. ...

Barcelona World Race - Podium completed By Barcelona World Race, , 5:57 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Catalans Anna Corbella and Gerard Marín take third place and complete the podium for this 2014-15 edition of the Barcelona World Race. Sailing GAES Centros Auditivos the female-male duo crossed the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel this Wednesday afternoon April 1st at 17h 09min 28sec UTC. ...

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