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Match Racing Monos of a Multis Drag Race? - You have your say!!! | 10/11/2010
Match Racing Multis or Monos - You have your say!!! | 10/09/2010
Bouncing Back? | 10/06/2010
America's Cup 2013 - the Backlash begins!! | 10/05/2010
Olympic sailing destined for a serious shake-up | 10/02/2010
King of the Hill | 09/28/2010
Melges 32 Mania | 09/24/2010
Melges 32 Mania | 09/24/2010
Sneak preview of AC45 cats under construction, interview with Gary Jobson | 09/18/2010
Hark! A New America's Cup Era Dawns! | 09/16/2010
Baited Breath | 09/13/2010
America's Cup news from Switzerland, San Diego and Italy...Star win to USA...Moths fly for the Worlds | 08/09/2009
America's Cup in the Persian Gulf...Shooters in Sailing...Campbell stars in Sweden | 08/06/2009
New Alfa Romeo stars on debut...Star Worlds in Sweden...Action from Contender Worlds | 08/04/2009
Altantic Match Race sees speed records smashed...Tunnicliffe gets silver...Alinghi 5 celebtrated in Switzerland | 08/02/2009
Kornreich signs off on engines in America's Cup...Tunnicliffe on song in Japan...New boat from Cookson's | 07/31/2009
Alinghi 5 - an inside the fence exclusive...Tunnicliffe ready for Worlds ...Optimists decided in Calif. | 07/28/2009
Optimist Nationals down to the wire...Savage Beauty ravaged...Stunning MedCup images...Virtual Eye's view | 07/26/2009
Alinghi 5 up close and personal...US wins in Cup Court action...Audi MedCup surprises...Latest US News | 07/23/2009
Alinghi flies on Lake Geneva...BOR90 trials in San Diego swells...Plus all the US Sailing news | 07/21/2009
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Solo Maître Coq starts today (Monday 20th April) in Les Sables d’Olonne for the Artemis Offshore Academy sailors. Now in its fifth year, the race is back and is even bigger and better, offering a week of fierce Figaro competition in the iconic home of the Vendée Globe. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) put a difficult week behind them to snatch the early lead on the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) leg six from Itajaí to Newport, Rhode Island on Monday. ... [more]  

Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club (NYSE: LC), the world’s largest marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, and the crew of the 105’ trimaran Lending Club 2 have today established a new world sailing speed record for the 635-nautical mile course from Castle Hill Lighthouse, in Newport, Rhode Island, to Kitchen Shoal Beacon in Bermuda. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Images from leg six start day ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – After a painfully slow start, the fleet finally got going. Team Alvimedica led the way out of Itajai. The Turkish American team must be spurred on and fired up for a good result for this homecoming leg back to Newport, Rhode Island ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA left Itajai in Brazil in light winds this afternoon as they started the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, from the southern Brazilian city to Newport, Rhode Island. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - En route to the North Atlantic Ocean by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel has embarked with extremely light conditions on the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. The 5,010 mile (9,200 km) long route will take the six sailing teams from Itajaí to the American harbour of Newport, Rhode Island. “We can still win, but that will depend on the other teams,' says Bouwe Bekking. ... [more]  

Dean Barker's Blog - Back into the racing by Dean Barker, Auckland, NZ
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' websites, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, five times America's Cup helmsman Dean Barker gives his view on his split with Team New Zealand and life since. This is my first blog for quite some time. In fact since September last year when I was still a part of Team NZ racing in Istanbul for the Extreme Sailing Series. ... [more]  

Senior sports writer for the New York Times, Christopher Clarey, has filed a major story in the prestigious US newspaper looking at the current state of the America's Cup following the Luna Rossa withdrawal just before Easter. He also looks at the implications of the antagonism towards Team New Zealand who have been in the America's Cup for 30 years. ... [more]  

Replay coverage of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Start at Itajai by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Catch the replay coverage of the Leg 6 Start in Itajai for the Volvo Ocean Race. After sailing an inshore course, the six strong fleet headed for Newport RI ... [more]  

The foiling 'cruiser' - the Gunboat G4 - capsized on the final day of Les Voile de St Barths in the Caribbean. After performing spectacularly at the regatta the high performance foiling cruiser succumbed, and put those who wondered if this might happen out of their misery. Despite completely inverting, G4 was able to be righted and was assisted back to harbour, largely intact. See video of capsize ... [more]  

Fourth bullet in the fourth and final race of Les Voiles de St Barth for Phaedo^3 – Images by Rachel and Richard ... [more]  

Les Voiles de St Barth – Fourth bullet in the fourth and final race for Phaedo^3 – Images by Rachel and Richard ... [more]  

Fernández and the Mapfre team said in the statement that they believed the penalty was, “totally excessive because of the possible administrative error we committed”, and adds that “we will try to turn it around with our team and attempt to get back the two points that have been taken from us”. ... [more]  

Les Voiles de St. Barth overall by Media Pro Newport
Today's single race for each of 10 classes sailing at Les Voiles de St. Barth determined overall winners and marked the fourth and final day of the regatta ... [more]  

Lending Club 2 is slated to cross the start line at Castle Hill Light in the early hours of Sunday morning, 19 April, beginning the passage which is anticipated to earn the team its second world speed sailing record in as many tries. ... [more]  

Last year, Extreme Sailing Series™ generated €44 million in global media value, reports independent media evaluation agency Havas Sports and Entertainment, reaffirming the Series position as the leading, sponsor-funded global circuit. The €44 million represents an increase of 25.3% compared to the 2013 figures ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel won the in-port race in the Brazilian port city Itajaí. The Dutch sailing team is now in first position in the overall In-Port series ranking. ... [more]  

Richard Langdon and Rachel Jaspersen were on the water at Les Voiles de St Barth, and provided this gallery of images from race four. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Today is in-port race day here in Itajai, Brazil and after an intense few weeks the determined men of Dongfeng are getting ready to do what they do best. Race. ... [more]  

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) won an excruciatingly drawn-out Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race Itajaí in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday when a lack of breeze tested the sailors’ patience and seamanship to the full. The very hard-earned victory takes the Dutch boat to the top of the in-port race series overall standings on 15 points ... [more]  

As each year on the first weekend in May, Carnac Yacht Club will be organizing the Eurocat, one of Europe’s biggest gatherings of racing catamarans. This year, it will also be the first event for the Flying Phantom catamarans: The Flying Phantom Series – Eurocat 2015. Fifteen Flying Phantoms will be taking part in this big event on their very own race course off the main beach ... [more]  

Under a gray sky that struggled to hold back rain, 70 teams competing at Les Voiles de St. Barth set out from the Port of Gustavia this morning for the third of four racing days that followed yesterday's sunny Lay Day. ... [more]  

Owners, media, and guests were greeted yesterday in the stunning backdrop of Yacht Club Monaco to celebrate ClubSwan, together with partners Gazprom and the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) carry a seven-point advantage into the start of Leg Six of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, but their team are taking nothing for granted. ... [more]  

2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Glorious conditions greeted hundreds of avid sailors taking part on the first day of the Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The fleet of 46 classics was an incredible sight, assembled outside Antigua's Falmouth Harbour to race “The Old Road” course. The battle in the Spirit of Tradition Class was incredible. ... [more]  

The rain ceased as we arrived at Reading Sailing Club and we were greeted by a friendly club member who helped us off with our RS Aero and RS Teras. A beautiful spot with an interesting long thin lake allowing the breeze which was running straight down to maintain its strength. A cheer was raised as one RS Aero sailor decided to head off early to be rewarded by an instant capsize! ... [more]  

Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have begun their search for the sailing stars of the future. The new series is called Red Bull Foiling Generation began on April 17 in Wakayama, Japan. Open to sailors aged 16–20, the global competition will give wings to promising talent in seven events in as many countries – Japan, UK, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and France ... [more]  

An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ... [more]  

An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ... [more]  

Photographer Richard Langdon was on the water at Les Voiles de St Barth, and provided this gallery of images from race three. ... [more]  

A report from the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard Sail Loft deemed that the damaged sail was unusable. The report stated that ‘given the size of the tear and the area of damaged cloth it is not possible to repair SCA’s FR0 to a standard where it would be suitable for the remaining legs of the Race’ and concluded that it was ‘not repairable for the purpose of being used for further racing.’ ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The International Jury has denied the Team SCA’s request to replace their Race FRO with their pre-race FRO after their sail was badly damaged during a crash gybe on Leg Five from Auckland to Itajai. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - It’s easy to smile when everything’s going your way
Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race – Int Jury penalises Mapfre and denies sail requests
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica supports heart health
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica heading home
Barcelona World Race – Lessons for other races
Barcelona World Race – Older guys rule the waves?
Superyacht UK Tour of Excellence underway
Bernard Stamm to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe
2015 Les Voiles de St. Barth - Not your average Lay day
Ben Ainslie Racing set to run the London Marathon for the 1851 Trust
Replay of Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race at Itajai
Barcelona World Race – Best quotes of Riechers and Audigane
2015 RYA Youth Nationals – WPNSA and SunSense highlight sun protection
Extreme Sailing Series™ – Getting to know Edhem Dirvana
Extreme Sailing Series™ – Extreme 40 sails on the Huangpu River
Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur complete their endurance test
Volvo Ocean Race – Vestas Wind on track for Lisbon
Team Vestas Wind has six weeks before leaving shed for Volvo start
Adventures of a Sailor Girl sits down with Jimmy Spithill
2015 International 14 - The Hayling Hull up next   
ClipperTelemed+™ yacht launched ahead of Clipper 2015-16 Race   
ISAF Sailing World Cup- the best sailing talent to assemble in Hyères   
Les Voiles de St Barth - Phaedo3's Day 2 images by Rachel Jaspersen   
2015 Les Voiles de St Barth - Day 2, a great day for setting records   
The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 6 Preview   
OK Dinghy Inland Championships – Lessons learned   
America's Cup World Series - 100 days to go   
America's Cup World Series - 100 days to go   
Kite Foil Gold Cup – The raptor concept foiling board   
2015 Les Voiles de St Barth - Starting off just right   
Les Voiles de St Barth - Phaedo3's race one images by Rachel Jaspersen   
Records are meant to be broken   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 44 - First year anniversary   
RS Sprint championships overall   
Boscombe to host start of the 2015 RYA P750 British Championship   
America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out   
Antigua Sailing Week – Peter Holmberg to defend his title   
Royal Southern Match Cup Qualifier – Last to first   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng set for in-port race return with new spar   


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