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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 - UK & the World

The third leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup gets underway next week (26-30 May), with the Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands seeing sailors battle it out for an all-important qualification spot for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland (8-14 June). ... [more]  

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Fishbourne hosted a very successful Push the Boat Out Day on Saturday 16th May and counted over 72 separate boat trips in dinghies, cruisers and RIBS for their visitors who had all come down to have a go at sailing. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel and MAPFRE have just passed 1,000 nautical miles to leg 7 destination, Lisbon. Fleet is in yet another transition. After separating from the ice limit 24 hours ago, Team SCA has taken 40nm back off the fleet. ... [more]  

Dongfeng Race Team is leading so they get to set both the pace and the route. They decided to take a slightly more northerly route. None of the teams is looking like risking a more direct passage through the high-pressure system. ... [more]  

WMRT Match Race Germany - Croatian match racer Tomislav Basic (TB Race Team) today vaulted to the top of the leaderboard. Basic’s 9-2 win-loss scoreline secures his place straight the Semi Finals, while the six next teams will compete in a compressed Quarter Finals round, the top three skippers of which will join Basic in the Semi Finals. ... [more]  

In a fantastic opening ceremony reflecting both Finn class and Greek culture, the 2015 Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece was declared open on Saturday evening. It was a very warm welcome in a warm climate with the stage set on the quayside overlooking the race area.The massed crowds were joined by class and local dignitaries including the Mayor, the Deputy Regional Governor and three members of ... [more]  

Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Dutch team is leading in Riva by International Melges 24 Class Association
Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Riva del Garda and the northern part of the Benaco lake, this is how the locals call the lake, did not betray the expectations today, redeeming yesterday's calmness with a useful day completing three races for the results of the third event and Audi tron Sailing Series Melges 24 Act 3. ... [more]  

2015 RS Feva European Championships - Day 1 by RS Feva International Class
RS Feva European Championships - Sailors were greeted by a cloudy and light morning in Gargnano, Lake Garda. As quite a contrast to the days leading up to the event, the lake was calm and the forecast unpredictable, few knew what lay ahead on the first day of their European Championship. ... [more]  

52 Super Series 2015 - With Zennström steering and tactician Morgan Larson and strategist Adam Beashel they achieved the required balance between proactive attack and consolidation to convert this morning’s six points margin to finish ahead of rivals Alegre, Andy Soriano’s series debutants. ... [more]  

141 yachts crossed the start line for the 2015 Myth of Malham Race, the largest RORC fleet to set sail since the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. A light gradient breeze from the north of just five knots was enhanced by a developing sea breeze causing erratic wind speed for the starters. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Ingrid Abery is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from the final day. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Ingrid Abery is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from the final day. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Ingrid Abery is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from the final day and prize giving. ... [more]  

Azzurra, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s sporting symbol, finished off the first event in the 52 Super Series with a fabulous double win. The second event on the calendar is the Settimana delle Bocche that will be held from June 9th to 13th in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 Newport to Lisbon - with 1270 nautical miles to go to the Lisbon finish line the fleet still bumping along the Ice Limit barbed wire fence. Helped by 20 knots of wind, the fleet is cruising downwind towards the eastern-most ice limit (IL), reaching hard and fast. Dongfeng Race Team have continued to hold their narrow lead overnight. As the fleet approach IL5, they are th ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – A few days ago the feeling onboard Dongfeng was that they had just had the worst day racing so far (after their mast breakage on leg five, that is). ... [more]  

Azzurra’s baptism was held today in Valencia after the day’s races were over and the Princess Zahra Aga Khan did the christening. Ran is at the head of the provisional overall results while Azzurra is in fifth place. ... [more]  

WMRT Match Race Germany - Swiss match racer Eric Monnin, SUI (Team Sailbox) and Croatian Tomislav Basic, CRO (TB Race Team) are tied at the top of the leaderboard after day two of qualifying at the second World Championship stage of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour. Both teams have posted seven wins out of their eight races, with six flights remaining in the qualifying rounds. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Ingrid Abery is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from day 4. ... [more]  

52 Super Series 2015 - Between yesterday and today see-sawing fortunes of the top title contenders at the Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week may have been tough to deal with on board the two leading TP52s but they have made for compelling viewing on the waters off Malvarrosa Beach as the 52 Super Series first event of the season reached its penultimate day. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Ingrid Abery is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from day four. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind’s (Chris Nicholson/AUS) incredible journey to re-join the Volvo Ocean Race was nearing its final lap on Friday when the rebuilt Vestas Wind emerged out of the Persico boatyard ready for the trip to Lisbon. ... [more]  

The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual Glenham Trophy race from Jersey to Dahouët was held on Saturday 16th May in conjunction, as ever, with the Yacht Club du Val André’s return leg of their three Jours D’Armor race. The thirty-strong French fleet had raced to Jersey on the Thursday in very wet and windy conditions and crews were undoubtedly pleased that Friday was a lay-day. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Max Ranchi is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Races 8 and 9 ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - For men born and raised more than 5,000 miles apart, Charlie Enright and Mark Towill share plenty of common ground. ... [more]  

Rio Olympic games - RS:X Class sends BYO Regulation to ISAF by International RS:X Class Association
2016 Rio Olympic games - The RS:X Class has sent the BYO (‘Bring Your Own’) Regulation to ISAF for approval. ... [more]  

Since being introduced to the public at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show in March of this year, the first of the new Phil Morrison designed National 18s has been undergoing sailing trials and completing the required EU stability tests. From the moment, she hit the water for her inaugural sail at Brightlingsea it was clear that the boat was something special. ... [more]  

Television coverage of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race (RTI) is being significantly extended in 2015 to include live streaming of the Race to a global audience. ... [more]  

Gladwell's Line - #LetsGetDalton *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Despite landing two major commercial sponsors, Emirates Team New Zealand continues to take a beating from local media as well as the other America's Cup teams. With Italian team Luna Rossa now out of the mix for the 35th America's Cup, the nine-times Challenger/Defender is alone, despite having more Cup campaigns to their credit than the other teams combined. ... [more]  

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy witnessed an actioned-packed weekend of racing for the third and final event in the 2015 RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series (16-17 May). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet rounded the ice limit (IL) mark 4 around 2020 UTC with Team Brunel in the lead followed by the rest of the boat within 2.5 miles, except Team SCA 10 miles behind the leaders. ... [more]  

The new Japanese Challenger for the America's Cup, SoftBank Team Japan has announced that it has signed by Dean Barker, who has been appointed skipper and CEO of the Japanese team. See the link to an interview with TV3's Paul Henry broadcast live on breakfast television this morning, where Barker gets some rather direct questioning on several points. ... [more]  

Gulfstream Politics—Racing Hobie 16s to Cuba from the USA by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, USA
The Havana Challenge was the first U.S.-Government sanctioned race from the USA to Cuba in 50-plus years, adn offered sailors from both sides of the Gulf Stream an opportunity to race and exchange ideas. Best yet, it provided the race participants a wild ride across the Gulf Stream to the Marina Hemingway, on the long-forbidden island nation. ... [more]  

52 Super Series 2015 - Azzurra finally shines
52 Super Series – Sparkling Alegre on top after Valencia’s longest day
WMRT Match Race Germany – Challenging conditions on Lake Constance
52 Super Series 2015 - Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery
Volvo Ocean Race The mid-ocean dogfight continues
52 Super Series 2015 - Race 5, 6 and 7 images by Max Ranchi
2015 Royal Southern Match Cup - Williams takes on rising stars
2015 St-Barth Cata Cup - Another quickly booked up edition!
Volvo Ocean Race - Bad memories buried
2015 Half Ton Classics Cup to be hosted by Nieuwpoort, Belgium
Volvo Ocean Race - Big speed differences across the fleet
Volvo Ocean Race - Day 3, a split in the fleet?
Emirates Team NZ says course will be tight in Bermuda
Omega renews sponsorship with Emirates Team NZ
52 Super Series - Rán keeps cool under pressure to retain lead
Spring College Sailing National Championships to kick off this month
52 Super Series - Azzurra has yet to shine
Notts County RS400 Open overall
505 Pacific Coast Championship overall
52 Super Series 2015 - Race 3 and 4 images by Max Ranchi
Melges 24 European Series - Great fleet to race in Riva del Garda   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl - Newport RI - Volvo Ocean Race   
2015 Women’s International Match Racing Series ready to set sail   
2015 ORC World Championship - 105 entries from record 23 countries   
52 Super Series 2015 - Race 1 and 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Three lead changes during night   
Emirates Team NZ in England and Bermuda   
Volvo Ocean Race - The tight Gulf Stream battle continues   
All eyes are on the 52 Super Series in Valencia   
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing report sickness on board!   
RORC Season's Points Championship - 2015 North Sea Race   
RYA Push the Boat Out 2015 gets the nation on the water + Video   
2015 AYC East Coast K6 Open meeting overall   
2015 Kieler Woche to promote the Olympics   
Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe 2015 returns to its origins   
Yacht Racing Forum 2015 - Dates and venue announced   
i14 open at Weston Sailing Club   
2015 52 Super Series sets the highest level yet   
Volvo Ocean Race - Drag racing in the Gulf Stream   
2015 Magic Marine RS Aero UK Series - Round 1   

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