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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

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]  

Dan Slater reports on Day 4 of the 2015 Laser Worlds in Kingston by Dan Slater, The Water Shed, Kingston, Canada
Tough Day at the Office - Day 4 Laser Worlds. Today the breeze was 4-8 knots and shifting up to 20 degrees but not so often making the beats to windward often with just one large shift. For the sailors some of them had some very good luck and showed some skill while others had it all go against them when leading the fleet making the day frustrating. ... [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]  

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]  

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]  

Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre wrapped up bronze for Great Britain as the 470 European Championships drew to a close in Aarhus, Denmark, on Saturday (Fourth July). ... [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]  

On day three of the 2015 Kingston Standard Laser World Championship, the wind began very light form the East, slowly building while competitors were postponed ashore. The wind then switched to the South but unfortunately it did not fill in and racing was cancelled for the day. ... [more]  

SoftBank Team Japan has selected its crew for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event in Portsmouth later this month. Skipper Dean Barker and wing-trimmer/tactician Chris Draper will be joined by Jeremy “Jero” Lomas, grinder Derek Saward and with Japan's bowman Kazuhiko “Fuku” Sofuku at the first event of the new America’s Cup cycle. ... [more]  

A day with plenty of announcements for the World Match Racing Tour allowed Nic time to just want to wander around Marstrand, and share with you just how amazing Stena Match Cup Sweden is off the water as well as on the water! The entire community comes together to cheer on the sailors which is fantastic! ... [more]  

2015 ORC World Championship – After a long week of light air, lengthy postponements, hot sun and even hotter competition, three ORC World Champions have endured and excelled to been crowned today in Barcelona. Two are the reigning champions from the 2014 championship in Kiel last year, and one is a veteran winner from ORC championships in past decades of sailing. ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Day 5 overall by International Melges 24 Class Association
Will once again the Melges 24 World Champion come from Switzerland? Too early to tell, but during the day five of this great international event Chris Rast's EFG (7-2-1 today) moved some important steps to the victory. ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Images of the day by Mick Anderson ... [more]  

2015 Melges 24 World Championship – Day 5 images by Pierrick Contin ... [more]  

2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Nautiska Racing today proved why he is the ‘Master of Marstrand’ with a faultless display of match racing to brush aside Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar 2-0 in the finals of the third World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). ... [more]  

2015 Transatlantic Race – Independence Day is bringing mixed reactions from the crew of Nomad IV. The 100-footft maxi is currently lying second in the battle for line honors in the Transatlantic Race 2015 behind Bryon Ehrhart's Reichel-Pugh 63 Lucky, which at present has a stranglehold on the race silverware, also leading under IRC handicap. ... [more]  

2015 ORC World Championship images by Max Ranchi ... [more]  

Finn Silver Cup - Working within a tight group of like-minded sailors is a great model for success within the Finn class, and if hard work equals success then the German Finn team has a successful future ahead of it. ... [more]  

2015 Foiling Week - Racing for foiling one design classes came to a close after three days of fast and furious foiling action in stunning hot summer conditions at Lake Garda. Over the three days the regular Southerly ‘Ora’ breeze kicked in like clockwork, delivering between 12 - 18 knots at lunchtime, to allow the Fraglia Vela race committee to fire off 10 races on flat waters. ... [more]  

2015 Dorset School Games Sailing - The action packed event was hosted by Rockley Watersports in Poole, with Saturday given over to the primary schools and Sunday to the secondary schools. All the young sailors raced around a triangular course with a beam reach start to ensure that everyone could make it across the line and around the course. ... [more]  

The British Sailing Team’s run of World and European Championship regattas continues next week, with crews preparing to challenge at the Nacra 17 World Championships in Aarhus (DEN) and 49er Europeans in Porto (POR). ... [more]  

A day with plenty of announcements for the World Match Racing Tour made me just want to wander around Marstrand, and share with you just how amazing Stena Match Cup Sweden is off the water as well as on the water! The entire community comes together to cheer on the sailors which is fantastic! ... [more]  

Only a week to go until the RS300 and RS Vareo National Championships at Dovey Yacht Club in Wales. For many years the RS300s have had a competition within a competition: the team trophy for three boats from the same club. ... [more]  

2015 Open 470 European Championships - The light morning breeze looked promising, but its inconsistency soon turned the day into a waiting game under a hot Danish sun. The 470 Men and Women gold fleets optimistically headed out to the race track first, but soon after the wind literally switched off and they were under postponement back ashore. ... [more]  

On day two of the 2015 Laser Standard Men’s Worlds in Kingston Canada, Juan Ignacio Maegli representing Guatemala now sits in first overall with four points with a result of (one, four) today and Philipp Buhl (GER) sits in second also with four points and a result of (one, five) today. Tom Burton (AUS) is in third with eight points and finished second in both races today. ... [more]  

The Melges fleet was sent out early today, hoping there would a small window of breeze before noon. However, as the boats arrived in the racing area PRO Hank Stuart could do nothing but stare at the knots of wind from all directions making it impossible to set a fair racing course. ... [more]  

For 66 years the names engraved on the Dragon Edinburgh Cup have had two things in common. They have been the names of some of the finest sailors in the world and they have all been men. Julia Bailey was already recognised as a great sailor, but today she made history by becoming the first woman to claim the Edinburgh Cup. ... [more]  

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 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
Champagne Joseph Perrier July Regatta opens at at Royal Southern YC
2015 SB20 World Championships – Over 100 boats ready to contest
2015 Foiling Week in full swing
2015 Edinburgh Cup - Day 3 images by Fiona Brown
2015 Transatlantic Race - Third time's a charm
2015 Laser World Championship - First racing day
Edinburgh Cup - Day 3 + Video
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   
2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – GAC Pindar leads qualifying races   
2015 Open 470 European Championships – Day 4 overall   
2015 ORC World Championship – More coastal race images by Max Ranchi   
2015 Melges 24 World Championships - 18 nations to compete   
2015 ORC World Championship – Coastal race images by Max Ranchi   
2015 Transatlantic Race – Day 4 overall   
2015 Transatlantic Race - Images by Rod Harris   
2016 Vendée Globe – Kito de Pavant prepares to race again + Video   
2016 Vendée Globe – Great initial training course in Port-la-Forêt   
2015 Trophée SNSM – Hard battle for record title   
2016 Vendée Globe – Tackling the Tour de France Sailing Race   
2015 Hobie MultiWorlds and Hobie 16 Europeans – Entries open   
AAM Cowes Week - Artemis Challenge attracts biggest names in sailing   
2015 Formula Kite European Championships overall + Videos   
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ reflect on Solent flying lessons   
ISAF Sailing World Cup in Qingdao, China- entries open now   
2015 Finn Silver Cup - Day 2, a historic day   

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