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Newsletter Archive
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

It’s been a year since the young Dane has been seen on the World Match Racing circuit. Sehested had taken the year out from match racing to sail with fellow crew Wibroe on the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

The action from the final three flights of the qualifying round and all the quarter final happenings at Energa Sopot Match Race including so many whistles we were all spinning! ... [more]  

2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour - Even Alinghi skipper Morgan Larson could barely comprehend his team’s level of dominance in today’s racing at the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel. Six wins from eight races was unthinkable in such tricky and variable conditions in the narrow confines of the Kieler Fjord. ... [more]  

Welcome to the final day of the 2015 Junior World Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece. The podium battle was set with the leaderboard top 10 in the women and men ready for the Medal Race, and the rest of the teams facing off in a “last race”. An intense day, where a single mistake could cost a podium place. The double points medal race was the last chance to make the break. ... [more]  

The Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentenary International regatta is complete. 'Four seasons in one week,' was the apt summary from crew member Richard Mason of Dorade of Monday's gales, and a gradual wind reduction to the windless afternoon that ended the regatta today. ... [more]  

If the Transatlantic Race 2015 were easy, to borrow a popular expression, it wouldn’t be nearly as worthwhile an experience. So the energy level was high last Friday, July 24, as competitors, race officials and dignitaries gathered at the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Castle, in Cowes, England, to honor the winners ... [more]  

Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel – Even Alinghi skipper Morgan Larson could barely comprehend his team’s level of dominance in today’s racing. Six wins from eight races were unthinkable in such tricky and variable conditions in the narrow confines of the Kieler Fjord. ... [more]  

OK Dinghy World Championships – After a particularly horrible day in Puck, Poland, Andre Budzien (GER) has retaken the lead, though Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) dominated both races for two big wins in the big wind and huge rainfall. Jim Hunt (GBR) drops to second and Charlie Cumbley (GBR) moves up to third, despite breaking his centreboard and not finishing race seven ... [more]  

With one day of racing left at the RC44 Marstrand Cup on Sweden's west coast, the two Vladimirs' teams are vying for the lead. This morning Vladimir Liubomirov's Bronenosec Sailing Team was ahead by a mere point, an opening race win for Vladimir Prosikhin caused his Team Nika to regain first place ... [more]  

RYS Bicentenary International Regatta – Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery ... [more]  

Race day two in Brest: a full-on afternoon for the young European sailors competing in the fourth edition of the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship. ... [more]  

Whilst the July and August holiday makers prepare to trade places, the Gitana Team are busy with the last construction stages of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild. The launch of this new craft is scheduled between the 6-10 August in front of the Multiplast yard in Vannes, south-west Brittany. ... [more]  

When the 52 Super Series fleet of 11 TP52s gather for next week’s Mediterranean summer showcase regatta, the 34th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, series leaders Azzurra will be bidding to win their third regatta in a row and the fleet will welcome new American owners to compete on the world’s leading grand prix multihull circuit for the first time. ... [more]  

As sailors head into the third day of racing at the EUROSAF European Youth Sailing Championships, Brest, France, four British Youth Sailing Team boats sit in podium spots. ... [more]  

Eurosaf Youth Championship – Racing day two in Brest, a full-on afternoon for the young European sailors competing in the fourth edition. ... [more]  

Young sailors have battled it out in seven races so far at the Volvo Gill Optimist Championships in Pwhelli - it’s been a tough few days, with the weather being predominantly windy and wet, but the sun is now shining and the forecast for the final two days is looking more summer-like. ... [more]  

There was a sense of anticipation about day one of the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel. The Kieler Fjord is the narrowest race course that the fleet of high-speed GC32s has yet encountered, so the five teams were keen to use the morning’s media sailing session to get the measure of the racing area and the weather conditions. ... [more]  

Day 2 is done and dusted. Jablonski leads the way with nine wins and two losses, great to chat with him in English and Polish. Was definitely a dramatic day, with more than a few broaches, and a mast breakage. ... [more]  

Veteran Polish match racer and America’s Cup helmsman Karol Jablonski skillfully played the gusty conditions today to lead the twelve strong field of teams at the end of day two of Qualifying at the 2015 Energa Sopot Match Race. The Sopot regatta is Stage 10 of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour and one of six World Championship level events on the ISAF sanctioned World Tour. ... [more]  

When plan A does not work you try to execute plan B. Organisers here in Liepaja, Latvia at the European Championships BIC Techno 293 One design executed both on same day. Find out why A +B = 18 in this video. ... [more]  

2015 International OK Dinghy World Championship - Jim Hunt (GBR) has taken the lead for the first time at the OK Dinghy World Championship in Puck, Poland after only one race was sailed on the third day. André Budzien (GER) drops one to second and Bo Petersen (DEN) moves up to third. ... [more]  

Today was a day where local knowledge was the winning advantage for the races 'around the cans' for the J Class and Maxi Yachts along with the IRC classes at the Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentenary International Regatta. While they battled it out on long Solent Race courses, however, there were some equally fierce competitions going on in other parts of the Solent ... [more]  

Sweden lived up to the tourist brochures on day two of fleet racing at the RC44 Marstrand Cup. The boats headed out to the west of Marstrand Island where they were treated to three races in eight to 14 knot northwesterly, less tide, and with it a flatter sea state, and sun and warm temperatures from the outset. ... [more]  

RYS Bicentenary International Regatta - Day four images by Ingrid Abery ... [more]  

There was a sense of anticipation about day one of the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel. The Kieler Fjord is the narrowest race course that the fleet of high-speed GC32s has yet encountered, so the five teams were keen to use the morning’s media sailing session to get the measure of the racing area and the weather conditions. ... [more]  

A fleet made up of 12 teams from seven nations will compete for 34 Copa del Rey MAPFRE in the TP52 Super Series class. The entry list almost doubles that of the 2014 edition, where seven teams competed. The defending champions, US 'Quantum Racing' and the recently crowned world champion of the class, Italian 'Azzurra' have confirmed their participation. ... [more]  

The first day’s racing at the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour in Kiel was abandoned when race management, backed up by the whole fleet including Oman Sail’s Sultanate of Oman, decided that strong gusts in excess of 30 knots were not favourable for fair and safe sailing. ... [more]  

2015 PA Consulting Allen RS Feva World Championships – Last week, RS Feva sailors from around the world descended on Travemunde, Germany to compete. For 324 sailors from 19 nations, a field stretching along the promenade looking over the Baltic became home for a week while boats sailed in what has to have been the highlight of RS Feva sailing this year. ... [more]  

The weekend marked a vital milestone for Emirates Team New Zealand and the 35th America’s Cup. The former came out of the one race day series rather well. The latter showed how out of touch they are with sailing fans. ... [more]  

Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human faeces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. International athletes at all water venues would have a 99 percent chance of infection if they ingested just three teaspoons of water ... [more]  

Adventures of a Sailor Girl is now in Poland for the World Match Racing Tour's, Energa Sopot Match Race. All of the action from Day 1 of Energa Sopot Match Race, on and in the water... Intrigued...? Includes Chris Main of GAC Pindar having a little swim, the Gilmour boys fighting it out and plenty of drone footage of the venue and boats (thanks to Brian Carlin!). ... [more]  

2015 EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship is sailed in Brest, France with 166 competitors representing 16 different nations. As expected, the nations with the most competitors are France, the host country, with 42 sailors, Great-Britain with 35 and Italy with 22. ... [more]  

A late start today for the 204 sailors, gave a chance to visit the stunning city of Thessaloniki and the historic White Tower, whose prominent location dominates the waterfront, the town hall and soak up the general ambience of this buzzing metropolis. ... [more]  

Transpacific Yacht Race - Paths to success
UBS Jersey Regatta - Gets ready to welcome local and visiting sailors
Ceasefire as ISAF mediates in Kiteboarding Wars
Hansen on the early charge at Energa Sopot Match Race
BIC Techno 293 European Championship 2015 - Day 2 + Video
RYS Bicentenary International Regatta - Day 3
RC44 Marstrand Cup - Team Nika bounces back with two bullet day
RYS Bicentenary Regatta – Day 3 action shots by Ingrid Abery
RYS Bicentenary International Regatta – Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery
Has the Auld Mug lost its shine? *Feature
Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Current rankings and future events
2015 Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel preview
America's Cup World Series Portsmouth–Final day images by Ingrid Abery
2015 RC44 Marstrand Cup – Opening day + Video
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2016 – New route set + Video
BIC Techno 293 European Championship 2015 - Day 1 + Video
Argo Group Gold Cup attracts world’s best match racers
Argo Group Gold Cup attracts world’s best match racers
Argo Group Gold Cup attracts world’s best match racers
2015 International OK Dinghy World Championship - Storms opening day
2015 470 Junior World Championships - Day 3 + Video   
RYS Bicentenary International Regatta - Challenging Day 2   
470 Junior Worlds – Light seabreeze arrives on Day 2 + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series – Sultanate of Oman faces new GC32 challenge   
ISAF World Match Racing Tour - Williams starts as favourite in Poland   
2015 Transpac – Surprising results   
2015 Bic Techno 293 European Championship - Practice makes champions   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 27 July 2015   
International OK Dinghy World Championship - Action in practice race   
Winning the Barn Door Trophy – RIO100 Mission accomplished   
Eurosaf European Youth Championships – British Youth Team is ready   
2015 OK Dinghy World Championships – Shifty winds on day 2   
RYS Bicentenary International Regatta – Opening day   
420 Worlds – Japan and Spain win Gold Medals on Final Day   
America's Cup - Royals visit Emirates Team NZ's base in Portsmouth   
470 Junior Worlds gets underway in Greece – Day 1 + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air best results of the year + Video   
Transpac - Half the fleet finished but overall title still undecided   
OK Dinghy Worlds opens with big fleet in Poland   
Extreme Sailing Series - Big Crowds enjoy unique spectacle   


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