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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 - New Zealand & the World

Emirates Team New Zealand are the first international America’s Cup team to fly on the Solent as they prepare for the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth. Under the leadership of Sailing Director Glenn Ashby, the visiting sailors included helmsman Peter Burling and his Olympic crew Blair Tuke, Ray Davies, Richard Meacham and Guy Endean. ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Today's race images by Mick Anderson ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Today's racing images by Mick Anderson. ... [more]  

Greece misses official debt repayment and defaults, compounding the previous 'technical' debt default, and throwing makets in to a state of flux. Markets are nervous, considering the Chinese equity collapse and the Puerto Rican debt crises! Negotiations continue and the referendum is likely to buy time, despite the result being irrelevant, giving the regime time. ... [more]  

Adventures of a Sailor Girl is now in Maarstrand for Stena Match Cup Sweden. an interview and sailing footage package with Keith Swinton and Johnnie Berntsson (they are in second and third at the moment). Also an interview with Anna Osling, current Women's World Champ who has the only all-female crew. ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 World Championship images by Mick Anderson. 95 boats and 500 sailors from 18 countries are lined up for racing. The forecast is great for Danish standards. Temperatures in the mid to high 20’s (C) with light winds on the forecast. ... [more]  

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie report from day 2 of the 470 European in Denmark and the final day of the Qualifying Round: Day two at the 470 Europeans, another two races, one nice one and one that went a little pear shaped before we made a bit of a comeback!! ... [more]  

The first day of the 2015 Melges 24 World Championship has finished in Middelfart, Denmark with a ninety-five boats on the starting line. The event is organized by Match Racing Denmark along with the Middelfart Sailing Club in cooperation with International Melges 24 Class Association. ... [more]  

Stunning racing conditions on day two at the 2015 470 Open European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark wrapped up the qualification series. The breeze ranged between six to ten knots, swinging round to keep teams on their toes, under a mainly blue sky. From Wednesday 1 July, teams will race in gold and silver fleets for the six-race final series. ... [more]  

As the fleet for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 continues to grow at a record pace, a new trend is emerging: a sizeable increase in interest in the regatta from ‘highway helmsmen’ – trailable yacht owners. ... [more]  

2015 Laser World Championship - The Opening Ceremony will be held today, July 1, at 6:30pm in Downtown Kingston at Confederation Park. There will be a parade of the 159 World Class Athletes representing 64 different Nations lead by Kingston’s own world champion Town Crier, Chris Whyman. ... [more]  

Soften the ride with Zhik Deckbeaters by Liz Rushall, Emsworth, UK
Recognising its not just dinghy sailors who need hiking shorts, Zhik’s Deckbeaters® will soften the ride on hard decks when hiking over toerails or sitting and trimming for long periods. Yacht sailing is fundamentally a ‘sitting down sport’, which after a long day afloat can become hard on the backside and also on your back. ... [more]  

2015 ORC World Championship – With a more favorable forecast in hand despite the continued hot weather, race managers from the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona had only a brief postponement this morning before getting the fleet out of the Port Vell harbor and racing today. ... [more]  

Yachting has a close relationship with the ocean and in this edition of the race, in the leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, they passed through the Malacca Straits. Every skipper and several of the crew expressed their concern of the rising issue of debris in the ocean, in particular, plastic. A fantastic short film was created and can be seen below. Bouwe Bekking sums it up when he says ‘It’s not funny ... [more]  

Ondrej Teply (CZE) has started the 2015 Finn Junior World Championships for the Silver Cup in the best possible way, after winning both races on the opening day. Stig Steinfurth (DEN) is second with Andre Hojen Christiansen (DEN) in the third. ... [more]  

After more than 40,000 miles of extreme offshore racing in the Volvo Ocean Race and two years of living a different life of being told what to do, eat, wear and say, it’s time to start a new journey for Team SCA’s Stacey Jackson. ... [more]  

It’s exactly one week to go until the 2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championships. The two top ranked Dutch teams (Team Zuiderbaan and Team She Sails) are getting ready by making their final training hours on the water at Waterland Monnickendam, before traveling to Middelfart Denmark where the first races will start on the eighth of July. ... [more]  

2015 ORC World Championship, Barcelona – Races 3 and 4 images by Max Ranchi ... [more]  

Images from top UK photographer, Mark Lloyd on board as Emirates Team NZ train off in the Solent, ahead of the first of the America's Cup World Series regattas to be sailed later this month from Portsmouth. Six teams will contest the regatta, sailing AC45's which have been fitted with an identical foil package. ... [more]  

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have opened the 2015 470 Olympic Sailing European Championships brilliantly with two wins and a second on the first day of racing in Arhus, Denmark. Team Jolly report, “Awesome fun! Rather shifty and crazy conditions, very small split fleets of around 22 - Rather different to the fleets we have been sailing in recently! ... [more]  

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) hosted the Red Bull Foiling Generation last week, June 27-28, for the British qualification rounds. The global sailing series is open to talented sailors aged 16-20 who will be racing the innovative Flying Phantom class catamarans. ... [more]  

2015 470 Europeans – Israel and USA lead after Opening day by International 470 Class Association
Race day one at the 2015 470 European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark got underway with sun, clouds and a shifty breeze. Story of the day goes to Israel's Gal Cohen/Danielle Maman who secured a perfect three race wins in the 470 Women. ... [more]  

America's Cup - Solent Showdown - Team NZ and Land Rover BAR by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Land Rover BAR (formerly Ben Ainslie Racing) have released images of the hook-up between the British America's Cup Challenger and Emirates Team NZ which occurred on the Solent off the Isle of Wight, on Monday. ... [more]  

2015 ORC World Championship Barcelona – Races 1 and 2 images by Max Ranchi ... [more]  

Emirates Team New Zealand lined up briefly against Ben Ainslie Racing in the AC45-F, one designs on Monday off Cowes, Isle of Wight. Peter Newlands caught the action from ashore. Emirates Team New Zealand sailed through Ben Ainslie Racing, who was reportedly sailing lower, so the outcome may have been a draw. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 came to a close at the weekend, but the legacy of an unforgettable event will live long in the memory, especially for one team who made sure that a special group of children were among the biggest winners. ... [more]  

2015 Finn Junior World Championships – The Finn Junior European Champion Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) will begin his challenge for the Finn Silver Cup on Tuesday when racing gets underway in Valencia. He will be up against 30 of the best Finn juniors in the world as he tried to win the title for the second time in his sailing career. ... [more]  

The 470 Open European Championships kick off at Aarhus, Denmark tonight (29 June 2015) with World number one Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) aiming to defend their 2014 title. ... [more]  

Just 12 hours until racing gets underway here at the Stena Match Cup Sweden. Having travelled from all over the world, the team is excited to get underway in Marstrand, with racing on right up until the event's conclusion this Saturday. ... [more]  

Bob Steel is effectively synonymous with sailing in Australia. The cherries atop the list of accolades for the man are Yachtsman of the Year and twice he has hoisted the Tattersall’s Cup aloft just after Christmas. The first was in the very pretty Nelson Marek 49 and then again with the Farr-penned TP52. ... [more]  

“It has been a great experience for Team Alvimedica. I think we have gone from strength to strength in an upward trend, which is quite nice,” says Dave Swete, reflecting on the performance of the youngest team in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. He revealed in an interview with Sail-World that the team had speed problems on one sector - initially bleeding a mile every hour. ... [more]  

Emirates Team New Zealand have had a significant week with the announcement of the re-signing of Toyota New Zealand which extends their support of the team for over 20 years. Toyota are the third major sponsor to re-sign with the team, which is now on its ninth America's Cup campaign. ... [more]  

Five and a half weeks before the first race in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, Daryl became a father. Many would think that he wouldn’t have competed this year, however, his wife Jessica has been with him on all of his previous Volvo Ocean Races and it was natural that he would compete once again. ... [more]  

2015 Finn Junior World Championships opens in sunny Valencia
Collinson FX Market Commentary - June 27 - A Grexit this week?
Volvo Ocean Race - It is like the last day of school!
2015 ORC World Championship heads to Barcelona
2015 International Moth UK Championship – Final overall + Video
2015 RS:X European Championships – Final day + Video
Magnus Olsson Award - Sir Ben’s tribute to ‘inspiration’ Walker
Volvo Ocean Race - Hilary Lister and Stacey Jackson video interview
Search suspended for missing Olympic sailor in Florida
Prize awarded for ‘toughest of the toughest’ job in sports reporting
Round the Island Race - A truly sparkling day
2015 RS:X European Championships – Day 5 overall + Video
Volvo Ocean Race – A grandstand finish *Feature
2015 Gothenburg In Port Race - Images by Annika Fredriksson
2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race – Two European royals go head-to-head
2015 Round the Island Race – Leopard takes line honours
Volvo Ocean Race - Final Inport Race drama
Hoping for safe return of two international sailors
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race gets underway
2015 Round the Island Race - The makings of a perfect day
2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Cowes Cup - Day 3 + Video   
2015 Laser World Championship - Less than one week away!   
2015 International Moth UK National Championship - Day 2 + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA - We want to do it again - and properly   
Volvo Ocean Race - Final In Port Race, Gothenburg - Replay   
Volvo Ocean Race Australia's Luke ‘Parko’ Parkinson recaps   
Volvo Ocean Race – Skippers' press conference   
Volvo Ocean Race – Touching distance to a double   
JP Morgan Round Island Race – 70-foot ocean racers ready for its debut   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl - Gothenburg, Sweden - Volvo Ocean Race   
2015 RS:X European Championships – Day 4 overall + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race 'Journey of Change' - The story of Team SCA   
Aston Harald AB acquires World Match Racing Tour   
Collinson FX Market Commentary - June 26 - NZD flies under the radar   
Volvo Ocean Race - Knut Frostad on lessons learned *Feature   
Beneteau set to make a big Splash at this year’s Sydney Boat Show   
Southern Spars reliability proven once again in Volvo Ocean Race   
Volvo Ocean Race – From Alicante to Gothenburg - An unforgettable race   
Expectations Obliterated- 39.51 knots aboard Lending Club 2 *Feature   
Stena Match Cup Sweden – Nicklas Dackhammar awarded last Wild Card   


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