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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

Jorge Lima and José Costa have claimed an early lead in the 49er European Championships on home waters in Porto, the second city of Portugal. With the 79-boat fleet split into three qualifying divisions for the first three days of competition, the inshore course favoured the right-hand side strongly throughout the day, especially so in light airs that never exceeded eight knots. ... [more]  

For the third day of racing in the Tour de France à la Voile, the crew of Groupama 24, made up of Pierre Pennec, Quentin Ponroy and Arnaud Jarlegan, hasn't gone about things with any half measures, posting a stand-out performance at the end of the five races contested in Fécamp and taking the head of the overall ranking ahead of Grandeur Nature Vérandas and Spindrift. ... [more]  

Three races completed on day two (July seventh) of the 2015 Trentino SB20 World Championships, with the 98-boat fleet now divided into ‘gold’ and ‘silver’ fleets, determining who can challenge for the title. But there’s nothing to split the leaders, with two teams tied on points after six races. ... [more]  

The day began with strong winds of 15 knots from the south. As the day progressed the wind lowered to eight knots, and kept competitors on their toes with tricky conditions and shifting winds. ... [more]  

2015 Transatlantic Race – On board the Class 40 Amhas, doublehanded crew Mackenzie Davis and Brian Harris have been forced to retire with mast issues. ... [more]  

2015 J70 World Championship France – Practice race images by Chris Howell ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Nick Jacobsen has jumped from racing yacht Azzam's 30-meter (98 feet) mast. The sailing team had just conquered the race, in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... [more]  

2015 Nacra 17 World Championship – In stark contrast to yesterday’s calm and sunny weather which kept the sailors ashore for the entire day, today’s weather threatened the sailors with another day on land with a wind speed of up to 30 knots and wind gusts even little higher. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Patrick’s prize for his success, which like Walker’s demanded huge dedication from October to June, is an IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Ocean Racer timepiece worth €12,500. ... [more]  

The sun rose, sailors rigged, and the 2015 49er & 49erFX European Championship started on time under blue skies, light winds, and fair swell. Two fleet of the worlds best skiff sailors took to the water to compete in the 49erFX, witht the men’s 49er scheduled to start the following day. ... [more]  

The setting and weather conditions could not be more perfect for the Swan owners and crew gathered in Cowes for the 2015 edition of the Gazprom Swan European Regatta, which includes the Swan 45 World Championships. ... [more]  

The highly international Trentino SB20 World Championships kicked off in Torbole, Lake Garda today with three races completed in demanding conditions. ... [more]  

2015 Tour de France à la voile - After an amazing tacking battle at the bottom of the cliffs, Pierre Pennec and his crew onboard Groupama win the coastal race of Act Two in front of CombiWest, and West Courtage Ecole Navale. Race leader Grandeur Nature Veranda finishes fourth and keeps the leadership. ... [more]  

2015 Laser World Championship - The winds were light today and not enough for world championship racing. Forecast is looking better for tomorrow and three races are scheduled. The 158 competitors from 63 nations have been split into Gold, Silver and Bronze flights based on their results in the qualifying series. ... [more]  

2015 Transatlantic Race – Comanche, Rambler 88, Phaedo3 and Paradox – the four fastest boats – are now in hot pursuit of the remainder of the fleet. ... [more]  

Changes ahead for World Sailing - Interview with new ISAF CEO. *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team
Last week ISAF announced the appointment of a new CEO, Peter Sowrey. He is not a long time ISAF face, as his predecessor Jerome Pels was, little is known of him in the wider sailing world. ... [more]  

Lloyd Thornburg’s Phadeo3 is fully powered up and already pulling away from some of the fastest race-boats in the world including the 100-foot long monohull Comanche, 88-foot Rambler 88, and the 63-foot trimaran Paradox ... [more]  

Photographer George Bekris was on water to capture these images from Transatlantic Race 2015. ... [more]  

Passing the eastern extremity of Point Alpha, the ice exclusion zone, yesterday evening, Mariette of 1915 has passed the halfway stage of the Transatlantic Race 2015 between Newport, R.I., and southwest England’s Lizard Point. The 138-foot long gaff schooner continues to make good progress, despite enduring gale force westerlies to the south of a fast moving depression. ... [more]  

No racing in Middelfart today due to the lack of wind. It means that the Melges 24 World Championship ended up with twelve races and one discard, rewarding Chris Rast's EFG SUI684 as a new holder of the Melges Performance Sailboats Challenge Trophy and Tõnu Tõniste's Lenny EST790 as a holder for the Henri Samuel Trophy. ... [more]  

A real mix of foiling craft competed for bragging rights in the Long Distance Races at Foiling Week 2015 over the weekend of fourth - 5th July at Lake Garda. Saturday was hot and steamy all day with very patchy breeze and too light to race long distance but ideal conditions for sailors to test sail the variety of foiling craft on display. ... [more]  

Ondrej Teply (CZE) has won the 2015 Junior Finn World Championship after a tense and exciting final day in Valencia. Nenad Bugarin (CRO) placed one higher than last year to take the silver while Lars Johan Brodtkorb (NOR) had a great final day to move up one place and take the bronze. ... [more]  

Photographer Pierrick Contin provided these images from Day 6 at the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 in Middelfart, Denmark. ... [more]  

Melges 24 World Championship - The Swiss sailing team received standing ovations at today's Medal Ceremony after they completely dominated the entire regatta with non-aggressive starts and flawless tactical decisions. ... [more]  

Qualifying series is finished with three races completed today, and a total of seven races for the series. Racing began with five - seven knots from the South West. The wind then picked up for the last race to 10-12 knots. Based on the current results, eight of the nine Olympic Laser Standard spots available at this event were taken today by competitor who qualified for gold fleet. ... [more]  

With 2,800 miles to sail and just two boats on the starting line, a conservative start would seem like the smart play. But for the 63-foot trimaran Paradox, owned by Peter Aschenbrenner and skippered by Jeff Mearing, the start of the multihull class in the Transatlantic Race 2015 offered up a wondrous opportunity to throw a little mud in the eye of Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo3 ... [more]  

Transatlantic Race 2015 – Lloyd Thornburg is going for a rare “Owner/Driver Offshore Double” by racing in the Transatlantic Race and the Transpac in the same month. ... [more]  

Congratulations to Hansen Sailing Team on their fourth straight victory, and fifth victory in Marstrand! No wonder Bjorn Hansen was inducted into the Stena Match Cup Hall of Fame earlier in the week, he is truly the 'Master of Marstrand'! Interviews and footage from all of the finals including Keith Swinton, Ian Williams and Bjorn Hansen himself! ... [more]  

There's no point burying one's head in the sand: the World Nacra 17 Championship is indeed the grand finale of the Olympic season 2015 for Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim. ... [more]  

2015 Open 470 European Championship – Podiums decided by International 470 Class Association
2015 Open 470 European Championship – Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) secured the 470 Women Open European Championship yesterday. Today Stuart McNay/David Hughes (USA) wrapped up the 470 Men Open title. ... [more]  

Congratulations to Hansen Sailing Team on their fourth straight victory, and fifth victory in Marstrand! No wonder Bjorn Hansen was inducted into the Stena Match Cup Hall of Fame earlier in the week, he is truly the 'Master of Marstrand'!< ... [more]  

US Sailing Team Sperry athletes Stu McNay and Dave Hughes have secured their second straight major international victory at the 2015 470 Class European Champs in Aarhus, Denmark. Following on the heels of their gold medal at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland (UK) in June, the European title cements the veteran pair's status as one of top teams in Men's 470, the Olympic two-person dinghy ... [more]  

Nenad Bugarin (CRO) won the only one race sailed on the penultimate day at the 2015 Finn Junior World Championship for the Silver Cup in Valencia. He narrows the gap to the overall leader, Ondrej Teply (CZE), to just two points. A ninth for Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) was enough to move up to third for the first time this week. ... [more]  

2015 Kingston Laser Standard World Championship – Day 3
America's Cup - Japanese announce line-up for Portsmouth ACWS
Adventures of a Sailor Girl updates from Marstrand
2015 Tour de France à la Voile – A day of exhibition sailing
2015 ORC World Championship – Finals overall - We have the winners
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Day 5 overall
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Images of the day by Mick Anderson
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Day 5 images by Pierrick Contin
2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – Finals overall
2015 Transatlantic Race – From land of the free and home of the brave
2015 ORC World Championship images by Max Ranchi
Finn Silver Cup - German Finn team confident they are on right course
2015 Foiling Week - Three days of fast and furious foiling
World Match Racing Tour - Stena Match Cup off the water + Video
2015 Open 470 European Champs - Championship title already decided
2015 Laser World - Guatemala leads after Day 2 of Qualifying Round
2015 Melges 24 World Championship - The weather gods took the day off
2015 ORC World Championship – Race 7 overall
Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team’s full story
2015 Finn Junior World Championship – Day 4 overall
2015 Tour de France à la Voile – Race 1, Act 1 overall   
2015 Transatlantic Race – Next stop Europe   
2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – Final four skippers emerge   
2015 ORC World Championship – Race 7 images by Max Ranchi   
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Day 4 images by Mick Anderson   
2015 Kieler Woche – A great success   
Phil Harmer - Back to back Volvo Ocean Race winner   
2015 SB20 World Championships – Over 100 boats ready to contest   
2015 Foiling Week in full swing   
2015 SB20 World Championships- Hobart’s Cooper family ready to compete   
2015 Transatlantic Race - Third time's a charm   
2015 Laser World Championship - First racing day   
2015 Tour de France à la Voile preview   
2015 470 European Champs - Olympic champions take over the race track   
Melges 24 World Championship –Mick Anderson presents images from day 3   
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Day 3   
Melges 24 World Championship – Day 3 images by Pierrick Contin   
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – What a day! + Video   
Finn Junior World Championships, Silver Cup – Day 3 overall + Video   
2015 ORC World Championship, Barcelona – Day 4 overall   

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