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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 - Europe, Africa & the World

Welcome to the stunning city of Istanbul and Turkey’s most prestigious event, the Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup 2015. Celebrating its 14th anniversary, this action packed event is renowned for superb racing and memorable apres-sail hospitality and fun. ... [more]  

2015 Normandy Channel Race – After rounding Fastnet Rock yesterday between 08:43GMT for the leader and 12:05GMT for the crew bringing up the rear, those competing in the race have been getting their teeth into the furious descent towards the Norman coast, with the top teams averaging 15 knots at times. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series commentator, Hannah White, today launched her bid to become the fastest woman on water over one nautical mile when she unveiled her latest venture; Project Speedbird. ... [more]  

Sailboat Racing, Iditarod-Style—A look at the Race to Alaska *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA
When it comes to big adventures in small boats, it’s tough to beat the Race to Alaska, which starts in Port Townsend, Washington, and takes racers to Ketchikan, Alaska, by way of a stopover in Victoria, British Columbia. The race rules are straightforward and simple—get to Alaska, via any type of non-motorized craft, as fast as possible, via any route, as long as the journey is self-supported. ... [more]  

The Audi Melges 20 fleet is all set and ready for racing this weekend on beautiful Lake Garda, the former stage of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship. For the first time this season, the field of forty competitors representing twelve nations anticipate three days of racing starting on Friday and ending on Sunday. ... [more]  

2015 Dubois Cup ready for the off by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
2015 Dubois Cup - The superyacht sailing season gets underway in Porto Cervo today as the fifth edition of the Dubois Cup kicks off at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The biennial event gathers sail and motor yachts from the renowned British design studio of Dubois Naval Architects. ... [more]  

Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) has extended his lead at the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece to six points after the hardest day's sailing many here can remember. Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) and Martijn Van Muyden (NED) are on equal points in second and third, but anyone in the top seven can win a medal, and anyone in the top five can take the title. There is still a lot to play for in Kavala. ... [more]  

2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour – When it looked like no racing would be possible, in fact four races were held on Lake Traunsee, Austria on the opening day of the Austria Cup. Conditions were light, but enough to allow the one design GC32s at times to foil fully-airborne, occasionally sailing at speeds approaching three times that of the wind ... [more]  

2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour - Oman Sail’s new GC32 “Sultanate of Oman”, supported by the Ministry of Tourism of Oman and EFG Bank Monaco, had a magnificent first day of racing in Austria at the inaugural racing tour. ... [more]  

Rarement La Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard cachemire n’a accueilli autant de marins en provenance de pays voisins ! Parmi la flotte des 40 bateaux amarrés au cœur de la ville de Bordeaux ... [more]  

For a man whose boat finished only fifth in the transatlantic leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker was sporting a surprisingly large smile on Thursday ... [more]  

The Normandy Channel Race always has a few surprises up its sleeve. At 10:05GMT this morning, 12 miles to the south-east of Fastnet, Bretagne - Crédit Mutuel and Carac - Advanced Energies crossed paths ... [more]  

Quantum Sail Design Group Day at the Farr 40 West Coast Championship proved quite interesting. Principal race officer Peter Reggio held the 15-boat fleet at the dock for an hour then delayed for another hour out on the water waiting for the sea breeze to fill in. ... [more]  

Louis Vuitton’s longest standing partnership is one that over the years, has become synonymous with audacious endeavors and a quest for excellence. ... [more]  

BIC Techno 293 European Championship 2015 — City where the wind was born Liepaja will host European Championship in worlds biggest windsurfing class BIC TECHNO 293 OD. ... [more]  

2015 Kieler Woche — The largest sailing event of the year is at the ready. From today on sailors only have five days left to enter with the early entry fee. Kieler Woche is taking place from 20 to 28 June in Kiel. ... [more]  

Normandy Channel Race — Having rounded the Irish lighthouse of Tuskar Rock early afternoon yesterday, a ‘holy grail’ that proved very difficult to reach for certain skippers, the fleet of Class 40s has been wending its way along the Irish coast towards Fastnet some 150 miles down the racetrack. ... [more]  

2015 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup — Entry open by RORC Incorporating RCYC
The Royal Ocean Racing Club incorporating the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club will host the 2015 edition of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 July. The revival Quarter Ton Class continues to go from strength to strength with a number of new boats and new owners joining the fleet for this eleventh edition of the regatta. ... [more]  

2015 Finn World Masters - Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) has taken a one point lead after the only scheduled race was completed late in the day. Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) is up to second while Martijn van Muyden (NED) drops to third. Race wins went to Marc Allain des Beauvais (FRA) and Vladimir Butenko (RUS). ... [more]  

Pärnu, the summer capital of Estonia, the Pärnu Yacht Club, the Kalev Yacht Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) invites all big boat racers to take part in the Volvo Estonia ORC European Championship 2015 taking place over August 10th - 16th. ... [more]  

2015 SB20 Grand Slam overall by True Angle Editorial
The second Grand Slam of the season for the SB20 fleet was a highly competitive, international affair, with 26 boats competing from eight nations. ... [more]  

The summer is fast approaching and CORK is very excited to welcome more than 1500 competitors to Kingston to compete. The Laser Canadian Championships, this summer’s first event, is less than one month away, with racing on June 20-21. ... [more]  

Australians with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are taking part in a world-first voyage that arrived in Sydney at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia for World MS Day on May 27 before setting sailing up the east coast of Australia. ... [more]  

2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Annemieke Bekkering and Annette Duetz turned on the afterburners of their 49er FX skiff to take three wins from three races on the second day of Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland. ... [more]  

2015 Normandy Channel Race - After what proved to be a tough night for the majority of the crews in the climb up to the Irish lighthouse of Tuskar Rock, and with the exception of the leader Bretagne Crédit Mutuel, the top ten ranking has been turned on its head. ... [more]  

Cette année, pour la 46ème édition de La Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard cachemire, douze navigateurs essuieront les plâtres et les embruns d’une première participation. ... [more]  

While it may not be the event's ultimate prize, the monohull battle for line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race is always hotly contested, coming with considerable bragging rights. This year's race from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock, coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the event's organiser the Royal Ocean Racing Club will see the world's two very newest maxis jockeying for this prize ... [more]  

In a very significant move, Louis Vuitton has renewed its sponsorship of the full Challenger Selection Series, extending the longest sponsorship in international sport. Louis Vuitton has become the title partner of the America’s Cup World Series, the America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs as well as the presenting partner of the 35th America’s Cup Match. ... [more]  

With just five days to the start of the 2185 mile Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire in Bordeaux and little over 20 days until the race arrives in Torbay, we’re pleased to announce Blue Chip Holidays as the Official Accommodation Partner to the forthcoming UK event - and to celebrate the partnership with the launch of a unique competition to win a VIP sailing weekend in Torbay for two. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Bouwe Bekking (HOL), Team Brunel: 'Ha sido la etapa atlántica más fácil que he hecho, porque no ha habido demasiado viento, pero la más bonita también. Además teníamos dos nuevos tripulantes, de menos de 30 años (NdE: Adam Minoprio (NZL) y Timo Haagort (NED) ), así que es genial para ellos, aunque Minoprio ya participó en la pasada edición con Camper.' ... [more]  

Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 1 by Tink Chambers, Cabrillo Beach
Competition in the Farr 40 West Coast Championship got off to a rousing start as conditions off Cabrillo Beach were outstanding and the action on the race course was close. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Resultado coloca Team Brunel novamente na disputa pelo título, seis pontos atrás do líder Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Em segundo chegou o MAPFRE, do brasileiro André 'Bochecha' Fonseca. Faltam duas etapas para o fim do campeonato ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) was restored to the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Wednesday, nearly six months to the day when the boat ran aground, setting off a story of teamwork, determination and sheer hard work to return the crew to the start line in Lisbon. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Newport - Behind the scenes
2015 Normandy Channel Race Day 3? - Tough slog up to Tuskar Rock
Volvo Ocean Race – 55 seconds only - Dongfeng ends in disappointment
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel fights back and wins
Volvo Ocean Race - MAPFRE segundo en Europa, tras Brunel de Arrarte
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel snabbast över Atlanten
Volvo Ocean Race - Déception pour Dongfeng Race Team à Lisbonne
Team Brunel s’empare de la 7ème étape de la Volvo Ocean Race
Team Vestas Wind arrives in Lisbon ready to rejoin Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race - Podium compression on the leader-board
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel wins Leg 7 in Lisbon
2015 Solitaire du Figaro - A week of festivities begins
Volvo Ocean Race - The last great adventure
Volvo Ocean Race - Adventures of a Sailor Girl in Newport
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel e MAPFRE lutam por vitória em Portugal
2015 Finn World Masters – Narrow lead for Martijn van Muyden
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7 Finish - Lisbon, Portugal - Live + Replay
Volvo Ocean Race - Intense race towards the finish line
Int Jury to conduct four Hearings in Lisbon over Traffic Zone breaches
Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour - Spindrift racing ready for take-off!
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Polish windsurfers dominate windy opening day   
2015 Menorca Maxi Regatta – Training day images by Jesús Renedo   
Volvo Ocean Race - Verdict incertain à quelques heures de l’arrivée   
2015 Normandy Channel Race - Nerves of steel needed!   
Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour - America's Cup and VOR stars to compete   
RS European Championships Day 1 overall   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel y MAPFRE pelean por la etapa 7   
Diam 24 - Full marks for Groupama 24 at the Mult'yco   
Volvo Ocean Race - Brunel slipping away after tough night for Dongfeng   
Volvo Ocean Race - Júri internacional para analisar quatro casos   
Volvo Ocean Race - Lisbon gears up for thrilling finale   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA’s fired up for short courses *Feature   
2015 Normandy Channel Race - Day 2   
Volvo Ocean Race - El jurado internacional atenderá cuatro casos   
Volvo Ocean Race - Full drag race mode towards finish line   
Storm Trysail Club 70th Block Island Race overall   
2015 Farr 40 West Coast Championship preview   
Over 700 boats are competing in the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2015   
Big interest in new San Francisco America's Cup style series *Feature   
2015 Myth of Malham Race - A tense, tactical and complex race   

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