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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

As veering winds help Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel to make gains back on Dongfeng Race team, it’s the centre of the high-pressure system, which has all teams’ full attention. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA have became the first America’s Cup team to sail an AC45S boat on the Great Sound in Bermuda. The AC45S is the development version of the AC45 class that can be used as a surrogate boat to be used as a test boat for the 3ft longer one design AC48 to be used in the America's Cup. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The first boats have now passed the 750-nautical-mile barrier to Newport. Dongfeng Race Team is still leading, but the fight for the second place is on between Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel while Mapfre and Team Alvimedica are battling hard for the fourth position. ... [more]  

America's talks with SoftBank Team Japan general manager Kazuhiko Sofuku, known as “Fuku” in the sailing world. He has a busy time ahead, following the team's announcement of its challenge last week, Fuku must assemble a team to compete at the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth. The event begins in less than three months. ... [more]  

To discuss what all this means and what the future holds for the team, yachting commentator and America's Cup editor for Richard Gladwell joined Paul Henry this morning. Gladwell believes 'he has gone for the reasons he has said. It's a huge commitment to travel from Tauranga and he probably underestimated the time involved. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA became the first team to splash an AC45 in the 2017 America's Cup venue in Bermuda. Sailing trials are expected to be held soon. Emirates Team New Zealand are expected to be next team to sail a foiling AC45 when a test team trials their converted AC45 in England. ... [more]  

La 16e édition du Grand Prix Guyader s’est achevée ce lundi après-midi, pour les Multi50 en lice dans le Trophée Armor-Lux. Lors de cette quatrième et dernière journée de compétition, FenêtréA-Prysmian et ses adversaires ont disputé deux parcours côtiers, en baie de Douarnenez. ... [more]  

Premier jour pour les uns, dernier pour les autres, les scènes ce succèdent au théâtre du Grand Prix Guyader. Alors que les bateaux de la course au large réalisaient leur dernière régate aujourd’hui, les Dragon ouvraient le bal de leur trophée BMW. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Le triangle des Bermudes a failli faire une victime. MAPFRE s’est fait surprendre par un grain. Le bateau s’est couché à l’horizontale mais l’équipage est parvenu à rattraper, in extremis, la situation. Cette petite frayeur témoigne de l’intensité qui règne sur le plan d’eau après 13 jours de course ... [more]  

Chaque année impaire, la Méditerranée sonne le rappel des troupes figaristes pour le seul rendez-vous du circuit monotype à sillonner ce terrain de jeu exceptionnel. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Barcos se aproximam do destino final, mas antes atravessam o Triângulo das Bermudas - área mítica no Oceano Atlântico famosa por desaparecimentos de barcos e aviões ... [more]  

MAPFRE, el barco español de la Volvo Ocean Race, la vuelta al mundo a vela por equipos, y la competición más dura de este tipo que existe, ha sufrido un percance en las últimas horas mientras atraviesa el legendario Triángulo de las Bermudas, durante el día 14 de la etapa 6, entre Itajaí (Brasil), y Newport (Estados Unidos), de 9.300 kilómetros. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet found fair winds rather than the ill fortune of repute as they raced through the Bermuda Triangle in the thrilling leg six race towards Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on Monday. They all have under 1,000 nautical miles (nm) to go ... [more]  

Båtarna i Volvo Ocean Race beräknas nå målet för den sjätte etappen i Newport, Rhode Island nu på torsdag. Martin Strömbergs Dongfeng Race Team har haft ledningen sedan i lördags och har chans att säkra en viktig etappseger. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - All of the teams have crossed through the transition from a southwest breeze to a northeast one and are now sailing upwind around the Bermudan high-pressure system in a solid breeze. ... [more]  

America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ's Chairman resigns by Richard Gladwell/ NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand has confirmed that that Dr Keith Turner has resigned from the Emirates Team New Zealand Board. Turner, who lives in Tauranga about 2.5hours drive SE of Auckland, formally had his resignation recorded with the NZ Companies Office on May 4, 2015, it was effective from April 27, 2015. ... [more]  

Today saw the twelfth edition of the Gaastra PalmaVela Regatta draw to its close. A fleet of 140 boats and 16 nationalities enjoyed a full programme of racing out on the Bay of Palma, which confirmed its reputation with favourable racing conditions throughout the four days of the championship. ... [more]  

The skippers of Abu Dhabi, Dongfeng and Team SCA give their view on the the current state of a very close match race, once again, as the fleet head for Newport RI, USA ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Normally when I sit down to write the watch log, I start with some notes jotted down over the last few hours and translate it a very stable synopsis of the race. Tonight my words will be already old by the time I finish the report, so it’s best to just tune into the dashboard for the gains and losses ... [more]  

PalmaVela 2015 – A winning debut by Azzurra Sailing Team
It has been a winning debut for the new Azzurra, the TP52 that is the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s sporting symbol. ... [more]  

2015 Chiemsee European Tow-In Championship – After the whole Saturday was all under the sign of the PWA freestyle competition as riders and crew were trying to make the best out of the conditions and to get a result, the tow-in finals got postponed to Sunday afternoon. ... [more]  

The Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Qingdao came to a nail-biting conclusion today, as SAP Extreme Sailing Team took their first ever Act win - and just for good measure, they scooped the Land Rover Above and Beyond Award for their outstanding performance as a team in China. ... [more]  

Grand Prix Guyader - Toujours aussi intense, le Défi Nautic s’est achevé aujourd’hui. Les fameuses lumières de la baie de Douarnenez ont salué les ultimes duels entre les bateaux de course au large, les Kite, les Moth, les Windsurf et les engins de vitesse. ... [more]  

Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series – China’s Olympic sailing city lived up to its well-earned reputation for highly changeable and challenging sailing conditions in Act three, as poor visibility and gusty winds tested the skills of even the most experienced sailors on the circuit. ... [more]  

Charlie Cumbley (GBR) has won the OK Dinghy Spring Cup in Medemblik for The Rüdiger Prinz Trophy at the first attempt after a win in race seven sealed the event for him. Jim Hunt (GBR) finished second with Greg Wilcox (NZL) just maintaining third after a late charge from Rene Johannsen (DEN) ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Ref! Ref! Substitution! by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
'Hello love, how did it go at work today?” It was great! I spent six hours grinding a sort of big mincing machine and from time to time they threw a bucket of water in my face. Who’d be a sailor in the VOR? You either like it or you don’t! ... [more]  

With over 400 yachts crewed by thousands of sailors from over 30 different nations, the 2015 Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship has the largest fleet of offshore racing yachts anywhere in the world. This year the RORC is celebrating its 90th anniversary and a record attendance is highly likely. ... [more]  

Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 - Day 4 images by Ingrid Abery ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – The Wave, Muscat staged a valiant comeback to score a resounding win in the final double points race in Qingdao which hoisted them to second place overall with Oman Air coming in four places behind ... [more]  

La flota trasluchó ayer liderada por Dongfeng para poner rumbo al Noroeste, salvo por las chicas de Team SCA. En su caso las trasluchadas han sido tres, y se han colocado más al Este. En unos días se verá si su estrategia funciona. De momento, esta tarde se espera una compresión, una de las dos últimas oportunidades para remontar, advierten desde Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - After being lifted all morning, it was Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel who gybed first away from the mid Atlantic high at 1630 UTC. ... [more]  

Beginning with the opening races of the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on July 25th and 26th this summer, BT Sport will offer live coverage of all America’s Cup racing to viewers in the UK and Ireland through to the Finals in 2017. ... [more]  

Tomorrow Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 will finish. Today's menu consisted of a coastal race for the Wally, Maxi 72, IRC, ORC 0, ORC 1 and Vintage/Classic fleets and windward/leeward races for the rest of them. Today was a big day in Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 regatta, for the first time the 140 boats registered sailed in the ay and in fresh breeze. ... [more]  

2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Final awards
Volvo Ocean Race - Long awaited manoeuvre at the front of the pack
America's Cup: Three teams now set up and sailing in Bermuda
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA opens base and sails in Bermuda
PalmaVela 2015 – Azzurra shows her stuff with successive wins
OK Dinghy Spring Cup – Three races and three winners on day 2
Grand Prix Guyader – Hissez haut à Douarnenez quand David bat Goliath!
Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 – More images of today's action by Ingrid Abery
Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 – Images by Ingrid Abery
Extreme Sailing Series – Turkey is the country of the day in Qingdao
Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Sail teams look to finish high
Team Brunel de los cántabros Pablo Arrarte y Javier De Plaza en cabeza
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 45 GAC Pindar are now on board
Dauphin Island Regatta tragedy- update + 15 min onboat video
Volvo Ocean Race - Tight battle at the front
2015 Chiemsee European Tow-In Championship – Day 2
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Amazing conditions on final day
Volvo Ocean Race - New opportunities for chasing pack
Azzurra continues to gain positions in the overall results
OK Dinghy Spring Cup – Day 1 overall
Grand Prix Guyader – Acte 1   
El ataque de las algas llega a la flota de la Volvo Ocean Race   
Extreme Sailing Series™ – SAP on form in the fog   
Extreme Sailing Series – Fog lifts for day 2   
ISAF President - I have a dream !   
Volvo Ocean Race - All tangled up   
Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 - Opening day images by Ingrid Abery   
Next edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup begins in November 2015   
Volvo Ocean Race - 70% reconstruído! Team Vestas Wind perto do retorno   
Volvo Ocean Race - Seaweed and more seaweed   
SB20 fleet welcomes new sponsors for 2015 Grand Slam Series   
America’s Cup Community Sailing Project to create a legacy for Bermuda   
The first day of the test event confirms the new Azzurra’s potential   
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Day 4 + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet awaits a solid right-hand shift   
Volvo Ocean Race-El 70 por ciento del Vestas Wind ya está reconstruido   
Volvo Ocean Race - '70 percent rebuilt, in half the time' + Videos   
Volvo Ocean Race - L’invasion des Sargasses   
European Tow-In Championship at Surf Worldcup Podersdorf - Preview   
Extreme Sailing Series™ - Getting race ready with Cheng Yeng Kit   

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