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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

Dongfeng still leads, but as the overall race leader, Ian Walker skipper of Abu Dhabi Racing often likes to say, “There’s plenty of golf left in this hole!” He is probably correct again. There are several obstacles left before they can cross the finish line in Newport and sample the town’s legendary hospitality. ... [more]  

The Crewsaver 2000 Millenium Series Event at Broadstairs SC 2-3 May 2015 was a full on family affair with a son and his mother in first and third, a whole family in racing in the second place boat, and father and son combinations in fifth and eighth. Despite an even worse than usual May Bank Holiday forecast ten boats made the trip. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA launched their AC45S in Bermuda and had a first sail on Monday. The AC45S is the so-called Sport version of the AC45 one design, meaning that it is fitted with custom build foils and has a beam and proportions which more closely resemble the measurements ratio expected for the AC48. ... [more]  

Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. If the first week of Leg 6 was all about strategy – ‘The Tack’, outrunning the cold front and skirting the South Atlantic High – then the second week has been all about boat speed. Relentless, high pressure, pour-it-on-and-don’t-blink boat speed. ... [more]  

Before Dongfeng Race Team, since competing in i in 1989, I’ve only watched the Volvo Ocean Race just like any other fan from afar. One aspect of this race that I had some difficulty getting my head around at the beginning, has become a defining element for me, and for the communications strategy of Dongfeng Race Team. And that is the total comms lockdown onboard the boats. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The wind started dropping below 10 knots around 1200 UTC today. Subsequently, the fleet gained ground on Dongfeng Race Team every hour, the back-runners being in 1 to 2 more knots of wind. ... [more]  

All the elements were in place to make the sixth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth an exceptional event, with a magnificent 70-boat fleet enjoying steadfast competition, ideal Caribbean weather and lively shore-side events throughout the week ... [more]  

Jonny Fullerton talks to London 2012 silver medallists in the 470 Class about their goals for 2015 on the Road to Rio. ... [more]  

Jack in the Basket Challenge – Competitors pitched up at Lymington Town Sailing Club on Sunday morning to readings of 26kn gusting 34kn on the Solent. After some debate and chin rubbing the sensible decision was made to cancel all racing for the day ... [more]  

Irish defending champions of the Commodore's Cup will face a new format event next year following new rules unveiled this morning by London organisers, the Royal Ocean Racing Club. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race’s only North American stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, was set to open with a fanfare on Tuesday, while less than 500 nautical miles (nm) away at sea, six boats were battling desperately to become the first to join the party ... [more]  

National 12 Gul Series – The May Bank Holiday weekend saw plenty of action in Salcombe Harbour, when the Salcombe Yacht Club hosted the first Salcombe Yawl Open meeting of the year, combined with a Gul National 12 series event, with 22 Yawls and 14 National 12's on the water ... [more]  

New for 2015, the Solent Region Championship series is expanded to comprise eight one-day events held throughout the season in the Solent Area. ... [more]  

Icon Match Cup 2015 - In a fleet of provided Icons, sailors will compete in a series of Match races to find the top team who will compete in a special final to be held at the Southampton Boat Show. ... [more]  

Rio 2016 makes a stop at Lake Garda, Trentino. From Wednesday to Sunday all the Olympic and paralympic classes will be involved in the II leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup. ... [more]  

The RS:X Class Executive Committee changed the conditions for the Youth Scholarship 2015 by increasing the budget up to 3,000 EUR and changing the year from 2012 to 2013. ... [more]  

The 2015 Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship will take place from 11-16 May at the Marina di Scarlino, the newest centre for yacht racing on the beautiful Tuscan coast. Marina di Scarlino is a state of the art marina set in breathtaking surroundings, located in an area renowned for sailing and is located in one of the most sheltered bays in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. ... [more]  

Oman Sail’s record-chasers on the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail began their 2015 summer season yesterday late afternoon when they set off from Dun Laoghaire in Ireland for an attempt on the Round Ireland record. ... [more]  

The Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup is the Royal Ocean Racing Club's (RORC) biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews. The international offshore regatta comprises a tough mix of inshore and offshore racing and is an intense seven-day programme that pits three-boat teams against one another to accrue overall team points. ... [more]  

As veering winds help Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel to make gains back on Dongfeng Race team, it’s the centre of the high-pressure system, which has all teams’ full attention. ... [more]  

In this episode sailors competing in Antigua Sailing Week and locals alike blow off some steam with a whole host of party games on Pigeon Beach. We also follow the thrills and spills of the invitational regatta, The Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge and go behind the scenes of the Orange Limited GreenTeam helping to make both the regatta and the island of Antigua a cleaner and greener place. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA have became the first America’s Cup team to sail an AC45S boat on the Great Sound in Bermuda. The AC45S is the development version of the AC45 class that can be used as a surrogate boat to be used as a test boat for the 3ft longer one design AC48 to be used in the America's Cup. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The first boats have now passed the 750-nautical-mile barrier to Newport. Dongfeng Race Team is still leading, but the fight for the second place is on between Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel while Mapfre and Team Alvimedica are battling hard for the fourth position. ... [more]  

America's talks with SoftBank Team Japan general manager Kazuhiko Sofuku, known as “Fuku” in the sailing world. He has a busy time ahead, following the team's announcement of its challenge last week, Fuku must assemble a team to compete at the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth. The event begins in less than three months. ... [more]  

To discuss what all this means and what the future holds for the team, yachting commentator and America's Cup editor for Richard Gladwell joined Paul Henry this morning. Gladwell believes 'he has gone for the reasons he has said. It's a huge commitment to travel from Tauranga and he probably underestimated the time involved. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA became the first team to splash an AC45 in the 2017 America's Cup venue in Bermuda. Sailing trials are expected to be held soon. Emirates Team New Zealand are expected to be next team to sail a foiling AC45 when a test team trials their converted AC45 in England. ... [more]  

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet found fair winds rather than the ill fortune of repute as they raced through the Bermuda Triangle in the thrilling leg six race towards Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on Monday. They all have under 1,000 nautical miles (nm) to go ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - All of the teams have crossed through the transition from a southwest breeze to a northeast one and are now sailing upwind around the Bermudan high-pressure system in a solid breeze. ... [more]  

America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ's Chairman resigns by Richard Gladwell/ NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand has confirmed that that Dr Keith Turner has resigned from the Emirates Team New Zealand Board. Turner, who lives in Tauranga about 2.5hours drive SE of Auckland, formally had his resignation recorded with the NZ Companies Office on May 4, 2015, it was effective from April 27, 2015. ... [more]  

Today saw the twelfth edition of the Gaastra PalmaVela Regatta draw to its close. A fleet of 140 boats and 16 nationalities enjoyed a full programme of racing out on the Bay of Palma, which confirmed its reputation with favourable racing conditions throughout the four days of the championship. ... [more]  

The skippers of Abu Dhabi, Dongfeng and Team SCA give their view on the the current state of a very close match race, once again, as the fleet head for Newport RI, USA ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Normally when I sit down to write the watch log, I start with some notes jotted down over the last few hours and translate it a very stable synopsis of the race. Tonight my words will be already old by the time I finish the report, so it’s best to just tune into the dashboard for the gains and losses ... [more]  

PalmaVela 2015 – A winning debut by Azzurra Sailing Team
It has been a winning debut for the new Azzurra, the TP52 that is the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s sporting symbol. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series 2015 - A nail-biting end to Act 3, Qingdao
Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series – Double triumph for SAP
Charlie Cumbley wins OK Dinghy Spring Cup in Medemblik
Volvo Ocean Race – Ref! Ref! Substitution!
2015 RORC Season's Points Championship - Cervantes Trophy Race overall
Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 - Day 4 images by Ingrid Abery
Extreme Sailing Series – The Wave, Muscat stage strong comeback
Volvo Ocean Race - Decision time for Newport bound fleet
America's Cup - BT Sport and BBC to broadcast Cup in UK and Ireland
Azzurra leads TP52's after penultimate day in Gaastra PalmaVela 2015
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Final awards
Volvo Ocean Race - Long awaited manoeuvre at the front of the pack
America's Cup: Three teams now set up and sailing in Bermuda
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA opens base and sails in Bermuda
PalmaVela 2015 – Azzurra shows her stuff with successive wins
OK Dinghy Spring Cup – Three races and three winners on day 2
Extreme Sailing Series – Turkey is the country of the day in Qingdao
Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Sail teams look to finish high
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 45 GAC Pindar are now on board
Dauphin Island Regatta tragedy- update + 15 min onboat video
Volvo Ocean Race - Tight battle at the front   
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Amazing conditions on final day   
Volvo Ocean Race - New opportunities for chasing pack   
OK Dinghy Spring Cup – Day 1 overall   
Extreme Sailing Series™ – SAP on form in the fog   
Extreme Sailing Series – Fog lifts for day 2   
ISAF President - I have a dream !   
Volvo Ocean Race - All tangled up   
Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 - Opening day images by Ingrid Abery   
Volvo Ocean Race - Seaweed and more seaweed   
SB20 fleet welcomes new sponsors for 2015 Grand Slam Series   
America’s Cup Community Sailing Project to create a legacy for Bermuda   
The first day of the test event confirms the new Azzurra’s potential   
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Day 4 + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet awaits a solid right-hand shift   
Volvo Ocean Race - '70 percent rebuilt, in half the time' + Videos   
Extreme Sailing Series™ - Getting race ready with Cheng Yeng Kit   
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3 - Heavy fog on Day 1   
Clipper Round the World Race – Canadian skipper revealed   
Spinlock IRC Championships offers new challenges this summer   

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