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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

The WSSR Council announces the the establishment of a new world record on Fastnet Race original course ... [more]  

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series – Hotels are fully booked ahead of this month’s America’s Cup races — with hoteliers optimistic the event is already helping the ailing tourism industry to turn a corner. ... [more]  

Ahead of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Bermuda Bremont Watch Company, the Official Timing Partner of the America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA, spoke to to Grant Simmer, Oracle Team USA General Manager. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Race – As the crews continue to acclimatise to the tumultuous conditions in the South Atlantic Ocean, the strong winds are helping the fleet make steady progress towards Cape Town, with leader Garmin closing in on the 500 nautical mile mark in less than 48 hours. ... [more]  

The organisers of this summer’s America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth have learnt lessons and will improve the event next year. ... [more]  

With six of the eight Quarter Finalists set at the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour, all eyes are on the Repechage to see which two crews will join the action slated for Saturday. ... [more]  

Team Vodafonesailing has confirmed that a GC32 foiling catamaran will be arriving in Auckland in early November and is expected to be racing a few weeks later. Designed by Dr Martin Fischer, the GC32 is similar to the foiling catamarans used in the America's Cup - but with a conventional soft sailed rig. ... [more]  

Day two at the DAM-X event at the Zeil- and Surfcentrum in Brouwersdam was all about tow-in windsurfing. With a marginal wind forecast yet beautiful weather the conditions were more than suitable to start with the 3.000€ prize-money tow-in competition. ... [more]  

Israel 470 Nationals – Mat Belcher/Will Ryan dominated the 17 nation 470 Men fleet from start to finish, wrapping up with a 21 point lead. In the 470 Women, a phenomenal show of form from Chile’s Nadja Horwitz/Sofia Middleton pushed them into the lead from day three ... [more]  

Nationality rules and the America's Cup *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA
Given that the America’s Cup has always been a high-stakes game of international competition, multinational crews have become common, with some teams taking greater advantage of the Protocol’s weak nationality rules (for the ACWS, only one crewmember must hold a passport from the country whose flag is emblazoned on their wingsail) more than others. ... [more]  

Knut Frostad, the outgoing CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), was a dual Olympian who then sailed in four VORs. He has some strong views on sailing, lawyers and sportsmanship.Part IV of the Sail-World interview series continues. ... [more]  

Croatia Search for MOB sailor continues by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
Search continues for Omani sailor MOB 22 nm south of Pula Croatia yesterday. Musandam-Oman Sail, MOD70, skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA), reported a Man Overboard (MOB) at 05:05 Central European Time on Wednesday 7 October off the coast of Croatia (position: 44° 32' 98N - 014° 02' 50E). ... [more]  

2016 SSL City Grand Slam angekündigt by Star Sailors League Press
2016 veranstalten der NRV, die Starboot-Flotten HF und Lub zusammen mit der SSL den ersten SSL City Grand Slam. ... [more]  

First SSL City Grand Slam announced by Star Sailors League Press
In 2016, NRV, Starboat-fleets HF and Lub together with the SSL will host the first SSL City Grand Slam. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is underway with the fleet mostly in a tightly-bunched pack after 140 nautical miles and 14 hours of racing. ... [more]  

The Notice of Race and Online Entry for the inaugural Optimist Nations Cup have opened today, Thursday October 8th 2015. ... [more]  

Well, to be honest, that all got a much closer to really happening than we expected when we set out. In the end the real show stopper was the same old nemesis of all speed sailors... the weather. The forecast changed rapidly and the stiff SW-WSW winds we were looking for simply faded away. These winds would have enabled us to run in close to the Cause-way along the shore where the water is flat ... [more]  

Entries are now open for all Olympic Classes via the ISAF website for the 2015 ISAF SWC – Melbourne Regatta. Unlike past years where the event has controlled the entry process, this year the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne (ISAF SWC- Melb) entries are managed directly by ISAF. ... [more]  

On Day 2 of the Semaine Olympique Française at La Rochelle, the conditions were met with a wind of 15-18knots, slightly unstable, with the same steady swells as yesterday. The set of the eight Olympic classes were able to get themselves to their designate sailing areas where the races played at a lightning speed, stepping up a notch the intensity between the competitors. ... [more]  

The second race in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race series, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, started off the Brazilian coast today for its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa. ... [more]  

The penultimate event of the World Match Racing Tour, the Argo Group Gold Cup commenced today with wind conditions that kept crews on their toes and will keep the repair crews up late tonight. ... [more]  

Haifa, Israel will play host to the world’s best Olympic 470 class sailors this month, including NZL Sailing Team crews Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox. ... [more]  

Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe – The Real Club Nautico de Arrecife hosted the prize giving awards ceremony for the first stage. Ocean racing seems much better in fine weather. This was certainly the case for the competitors taking part in the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

DAM-X Brouwersdam – After two years of absence the international competition scene was returning to one of the freestyle hotspots of Europe: Brouwersdam. At no other place more top-level sailors have been developing. ... [more]  

The finish of the Generali Solo concludes the Figaro Bénéteau season and also marks for Gwénolé Gahinet, fifth in the Championnat de France Elite de Course au Large (France’s elite offshore solo sailing championship), the end of his two-year partnership with Safran and Guy Cotten. Time to look back on a successful collaboration. ... [more]  

The final act of the Audi tron Sailing Series and the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, event organised by B.Plan Sport and Events in collaboration with Melges Europe and International Melges 24 Class Association will be taking place in Luino this weekend where the Melges 24 fleet will be competing the Coppa Lino Favini ... [more]  

2016 Olympic Games – ISAF is pleased to announce the names of the ISAF Race Officials who will be officiating in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... [more]  

The fourth and final leg of the Hellenic Match Racing Tour 2015 took place in Piraeus, Greece, fielding a stunning line-up of leading Greek sailing stars. ... [more]  

2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ – Match racing champion Kate Spithill and Volvo Ocean Race sailor Stacey Jackson will head-up an all Australian crew as the wild card entry for the Act eight, Sydney presented by Land Rover. ... [more]  

Musandam-Oman Sail, MOD70, skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA), reported a Man Overboard (MOB) at 05:05 Central European Time on Wednesday 7 October off the coast of Croatia (position: 44° 32' 98N - 014° 02' 50E). ... [more]  

The search continued on Wednesday 7 October for signs of the missing sailing yacht Europa and its five crew members, yielding no sightings. However, Hong Kong’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre has confirmed that the yacht’s EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) has now stopped transmitting. ... [more]  

Hong Kong yacht missing on South China Sea delivery by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
A Hong Kong registered 18.2m sailing yacht Europa, Beneteau Oceanis 60, owned by yacht broker and experienced offshore sailor Robin Wyatt, left Hong Kong for Subic Bay at 1020h on Thursday 1 October 2015 with an ETA at Subic Bay no later than 5 October 2015. ... [more]  

The penultimate event of the World Match Racing Tour kicks off tomorrow with ISAF Match Racing World Champion, Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar squaring off against the local hero Blythe Walker (BER) Team RenRe. ... [more]  

2015 Semaine Olympique Française – Day 1 off to a flying start
Williams Versus Walker first up at Argo Group Gold Cup
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Qualifying passage
America's Cup - Luna Rossa's Sirena joins Emirates Team NZ
America's Cup - Land Rover BAR launches its latest boat + Video
2016 Vendée Globe – Alex Thomson Racing makes clear winning intentions
ISAF invites bids for 2019 ISAF Youth World Championships
World Match Racing Tour - Argo Group Gold Cup post hurricane
Pre-notice of race posted for 2016 ORC World Championship
Fastest boat on the planet Sailrocket 2 almost ready to rock
Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe – Minis are all in place in Lanzarote
2015 Para World Sailing Championships – Excitement is building
2015 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – More images by Carlo Borlenghi
2015 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez images by Carlo Borlenghi
2016 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta preview
2015 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 4 images by Joy Dunigan
2015 RC44 World Championship Cascais – Winner crowned
Extreme Sailing Series – Istanbul - The Wave, Muscat dominate
RC44 World Championship Cascais– High scoring day for top teams +Video
Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour – Spindrift racing claims two more podiums
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – A festive event par excellence   
Images + Video from the Melges 20 Worlds - San Francisco Bay - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series - Live coverage from Istanbul - Act 7, Day 4   
Clipper Round the World Race - Second competitor runs aground in Rio   
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Dramatic final day   
2015 Nacra 17 European Championship - The cream of Catalonia   
Clipper Race - Teams get ready to set sail in Stormhoek Race   
2015 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Images by Erik Simonson   
2015 RC44 World Championship Cascais - Head torches after late finish   
2015 Extreme Sailing Series – Team Turx wins exhibtion race   
2015 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launched   
Jules Verne Trophy – IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran has been launched   
2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour – Big Breeze secures victories + Video   
Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy – NYYC 30 Oriole leads the race   
Images from the Melges 20 Worlds - San Francisco Bay - Day 2   
Extreme Sailing Series - Live coverage from Istanbul - Act 7, Day 3   
SailRocket, the fastest sailing boat in the world set to fly again   
Sailing Solo Around the World - Training run drama   
2015 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Images by Erik Simonson   
IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran launched - Jules Verne Trophy attempt looms   

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