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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

2015 Jules Verne Trophy - At dawn on her eighth day at sea, maxi-trimaran was situated off the coast of Salvador de Bahia, heading south after a small change of tack to take them slightly east of the course followed by current Jules Verne Trophy holder. Spindrift 2 had lost some ground on the record due to the lack of wind for 24 hours, but the wind came back at around midday, with speeds 20 knots ... [more]  

Only the second day into the RORC Transatlantic Race and race tactics, unbelievable speed and boat damage have already added to the story. ... [more]  

Jules Verne Trophy – Spindrift 2 crossed the equator at 0131hrs UTC on Friday 27 November, just under five days after setting off! Yann Guichard and his crew are on world-record pace. Current Jules Verne Trophy holder Banque Populaire V crossed the equator in five days, 14 hours, 55 seconds in 2011. ... [more]  

Poland's Monika Gibes and Piotr Cichocki are making strides at the Para World Sailing Championships in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia as they bid to qualify their country for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. ... [more]  

Jonathan Lobert (FRA) and Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) secured their first ever Finn Gold Cup medals today after a tough medal race in Takapuna, New Zealand, which closed the 2015 Finn World Championships on the Hauraki Gulf. With Giles Scott (GBR) already the runaway winner, the focus on Sunday was the two minor medals and the fourth 2016 Olympic qualification place. ... [more]  

Para World Sailing Championships – Melbourne's run of perfect sailing conditions continued on the bay for races three and four of the championships out of Williamstown's Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. ... [more]  

Para World Championships 2015 - Day Two Images by Teri Dodds, Williamstown, Australia
The leader board is starting to take shape here at the Para World Championships. Several Olympic hopefuls are vying for that elusive spot to Rio in 2016 and by the end of the week can start finalising their preparations. The weather was again light on the track for the fleets but is expected to build during the middle of the week, which may shuffle the podium positions. ... [more]  

British sailor, Ed Wright secured a top eight finish on the closing day of Finn Gold Cup racing in Takapuna on Sunday (29 November), while Giles Scott could sail a stress-free medal race having secured event victory a day in advance. ... [more]  

2015 RORC Transatlantic Race - In clearing skies off Arrecife, Lanzarote, Phaedo³ showed the rest of the competitors in the RORC Transatlantic Race 2015, and spectators ashore the amazing speed of the MOD70. ... [more]  

2015 RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Conditions on the penultimate day of the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup turned volatile, reminding competitors that this exotic venue, while balmy and hot, is also in the centre of the Caribbean Trade Winds belt, complete with gusty winds and tropical rain showers. ... [more]  

2015 RORC Transatlantic Race – Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the International Maxi Association and supported by Marina Lanzarote, Camper and Nicholsons Marina, Port Louis Grenada and Grenada Tourism Authority. ... [more]  

2015 Jules Verne Trophy – Spindrift 2 is sailing down the Brazilian coastline in light, 12 kit winds. As expected, the maxi-trimaran has lost some of her advantage on the pace set by the current record holder, but was still 273 nautical miles ahead at 4:15 UTC. In 48 hours’ time, the crew must cross a depression off Argentina that will be decisive for their strategy over subsequent days. ... [more]  

Second gallery of images from Day 5 of the Finn Gold Cup at Takapuna ... [more]  

Para World Championships 2015 - Day 1 Images *Feature by Teri Dodds, Williamstown, Australia
Glorious conditions to kick off the start of the Para World Championships in Melbourne, Australia today. Teri Dodds was on the water and share these images from day one of racing. ... [more]  

2015 Para World Championship - In perfect conditions on Melbourne’s Port Phillip, the first two races of the Para World Championship were run today by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. Winds were steady at around 10 knots and as cloud cover cleared all three course areas were bathed in sunshine. ... [more]  

2015 Finn Gold Cup - Giles Scott (GBR) has secured his third Finn Gold Cup with two races to spare after the final fleet racing day in Takapuna, New Zealand. ... [more]  

Finn Gold Cup - Images from the Final Fleet racing by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Defending World Champion Giles Scott (GBR) turned in another impressive performance with two top three places. Even more impressive was Jonathon Lobert (FRA) who won both races and is now second overall. New Zealand's Andrew Murdoch is third going into tomorrow's Medal races. ... [more]  

2015 Finn Gold Cup - A dominant Giles Scott extended his winning streak to 25-months at the Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, on Saturday (28 November), defending his World Championship crown with a day and two races to spare. ... [more]  

2015 Jules Verne Trophy – By switching hemisphere at 0131hrs GMT (0231hrs French time), the crew on Spindrift 2 managed to break the five-day barrier for the Ushant-Equator course. ... [more]  

First and foremost, it is nothing like 628 nautical miles. You’d be happy if your overall track was in the low 700s, but none the less, the windward/leeward part is true enough. Whilst the Sydney Hobart Race may look like a passage race from A to B, invariably it almost takes the guise of a laid course. If you’re having a particularly bad time, the kite gear may even stay clipped to the rail ... [more]  

2015 Jules Verne Trophy - IDEC Sport crossed the Equator on Friday 27th November at 03:03:52 UTC. Francis Joyon and his crew of five took five days one hour and fifty-two seconds to sail from Ushant to the line separating the two hemispheres. They are more than half a day ahead of the record. ... [more]  

2015 Jules Verne Trophy - The six sailors on IDEC Sport have been sailing in the Southern Hemisphere since 0300hrs this morning. They crossed the Equator after five days and one hour, almost 14 hours ahead of the time they had to beat. Sailing some way off the coast of Brazil, they are now once again clocking up the miles and accelerating… while they prepare for the next transition. ... [more]  

2017 America's Cup - The third of our series in which Mark Chisnell looks at some of the ways the new America's Cup is different to the old, from docking out to 'Virtual' chase boats. ... [more]  

2015 RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Despite the wind gods repeatedly throwing curve balls at competitors in the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup, today Torbjörn Törnqvist and his Artemis Racing crew firmly consolidated their lead in this regatta. ... [more]  

We know about the business of awards ceremonies. They are one of those obligations because it is the opportunity to officially celebrate the winners, thank all those who contributed to the success of the event, and put a full stop on the race. However, this awards ceremony broke all the protocols when the Race Directors, François Séruzier, Jean-Jacques Quéré…and Denis Hugues were invited on stage ... [more]  

2015 Para World Sailing Championships - Australia’s leading Paralympic sailors are ready for the challenge that awaits them when racing starts at the Para World Sailing Championships in Williamstown, Melbourne today, Saturday (28 November). ... [more]  

More images from the best day of racing yet at Takapuna in the 2015 Finn Gold Cup ... [more]  

Finn Gold Cup - Images from Day 4 at Takapuna by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Images from Day 4 of racing at Takapuna - three races were sailed in a building sea breeze which started at around 8-10kts and finished at 14kts plus, with a nice surfing sea. ... [more]  

Giles Scott (GBR) continues to dominate the Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand. In spite of only winning one race so far this week he has amassed an impressive 52 point lead after eight races with just three to sail to decide the 2015 Finn world championship. Three races were sailed Friday with three different winners: Max Salminen (SWE), who moves up to third behind Scott ... [more]  

2015 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton – World Under 18 Kite Racing Champion Martin Dolenc from Croatia is confirmed to compete in the kiteboarding race next Saturday (5 December). ... [more]  

Para World Sailing Championships – Australia's leading Paralympic sailors are ready for the challenge that awaits them when racing starts in Williamstown, Melbourne this Saturday (28 January). ... [more]  

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Hope you are all enjoying the day and feeling the gratitude for all that we have. I am certainly feeling it out here. ... [more]  

Jules Verne Trophy – Tonight, Spindrift 2 and her crew will cross the equator, the first symbolic milestone on the circumnavigation for fourteen sailors. Thanks to an effective route since their departure last Sunday at 05:01:58 GMT, the crew could cross the equator well up on the split time set by Loïck Peyron on Banque Populaire V in November 2011 (five days, 14 hours, 55 minutes and 10 seconds) ... [more]  

2015 Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau ready to kick off + Video
2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championship - Now it gets interesting
2015 RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup – Tough fight for podium + Video
Images from Takapuna - Finn Gold Cup, Races 4 and 5
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Day 3 at Takapuna
2015 Para World Sailing Championships - Preparation in full swing
RORC Transatlantic Race – Northerly route favoured
RS Aero gains world sailing class status
Clipper Round the World Race – Finish line beckons for final two teams
Finn Gold Cup – Giles Scott extends his lead on Day 3 + Video
Jules Verne Trophy – Record attempt – Day 4 + Video
More images of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race official launch at CYCA
2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race official launch images at CYCA
2015 RORC Transatlantic Race - the fleet has assembled
RC44 match racing glory for Bronenosec + Video
Laser Radial Women’s Worlds - Denmark and Belgium in action
470 Junior World Championships 2016 heads to Kiel
Volvo Ocean Race – New head of port operations appointed
Clipper Round World Race – Sixth place could go down to photo finish
Is it safe to use a tether? A MUST READ for all offshore sailors
Para World Sailing Champs– French Sonars out to make it three in a row   
Extreme Sailing Series – 33 South Racing interview + Video   
Jules Verne Trophy – Record attempt – Day 3 + Video   
Finn Gold Cup - Defending world champ slips into the lead + Video   
Finn Gold Cup - Second image gallery from Day 2, Race 3   
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Day 2   
2016 Development Symposium - Member nations invited   
RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - To the wire   
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Race 2   
Australians to spearhead SKUD18 pack at Para World Sailing Champs   
Laser Radial Women’s World Champs –Windiest conditions on Day 4 +Video   
2015 Finn Gold Cup - British sailor advanced to top of the leaderboard   
Para World Sailing Championships – Australia to spearhead SKUD18 pack   
Rio Olympic pollution – Coke with that!! *Feature   
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Race 1   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Tailgunners battle   
2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race – Launch day interviews   
Finn Gold Cup – Great start for Kiwis + Video   
2015 Finn Gold Cup– Scott sees strong start to defend Finn world title   
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2015 will have a stellar field   

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