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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

Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship – Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) looks forward to welcoming the championship this weekend (10th-11th October) where over 230 talented young sailors will be battling it out to claim the title of End of Season Champion. ... [more]  

2015 Hamble Big Boat Championship – Sailing Networks, the world's largest networking website for sailors and the sailing community, is proud to announce sponsorship of the championship, organised and run by the Hamble River Sailing Club. ... [more]  

Ahead of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Bermuda Bremont Watch Company, the Official Timing Partner of the America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA, spoke to to Grant Simmer, Oracle Team USA General Manager. ... [more]  

The WSSR Council announces the the establishment of a new world record on Fastnet Race original course ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Race – As the crews continue to acclimatise to the tumultuous conditions in the South Atlantic Ocean, the strong winds are helping the fleet make steady progress towards Cape Town, with leader Garmin closing in on the 500 nautical mile mark in less than 48 hours. ... [more]  

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series – Hotels are fully booked ahead of this month’s America’s Cup races — with hoteliers optimistic the event is already helping the ailing tourism industry to turn a corner. ... [more]  

The 2015 Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC), an ISAF recognised event hosted and run by students for students, is being held in France between 13-20 October and this year will host around 150 competitors from 15 countries. Four UK University teams are entered and everyone is either skippered or crewed by a Royal Southern Academy member. ... [more]  

The 2015 Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC), an ISAF recognised event hosted and run by students for students, is being held in France between 13-20 October and this year will host around 150 competitors from 15 countries. Four UK University teams are entered and everyone is either skippered or crewed by a Royal Southern Academy member. ... [more]  

The final was the conclusion of a competition that began in May and has seen hundreds of young powerboaters from across the country compete for the national title. ... [more]  

The organisers of this summer’s America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth have learnt lessons and will improve the event next year. ... [more]  

With six of the eight Quarter Finalists set at the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour, all eyes are on the Repechage to see which two crews will join the action slated for Saturday. ... [more]  

Team Vodafonesailing has confirmed that a GC32 foiling catamaran will be arriving in Auckland in early November and is expected to be racing a few weeks later. Designed by Dr Martin Fischer, the GC32 is similar to the foiling catamarans used in the America's Cup - but with a conventional soft sailed rig. ... [more]  

Nationality rules and the America's Cup *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA
Given that the America’s Cup has always been a high-stakes game of international competition, multinational crews have become common, with some teams taking greater advantage of the Protocol’s weak nationality rules (for the ACWS, only one crewmember must hold a passport from the country whose flag is emblazoned on their wingsail) more than others. ... [more]  

Knut Frostad, the outgoing CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), was a dual Olympian who then sailed in four VORs. He has some strong views on sailing, lawyers and sportsmanship.Part IV of the Sail-World interview series continues. ... [more]  

Croatia Search for MOB sailor continues by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
Search continues for Omani sailor MOB 22 nm south of Pula Croatia yesterday. Musandam-Oman Sail, MOD70, skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA), reported a Man Overboard (MOB) at 05:05 Central European Time on Wednesday 7 October off the coast of Croatia (position: 44° 32' 98N - 014° 02' 50E). ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is underway with the fleet mostly in a tightly-bunched pack after 140 nautical miles and 14 hours of racing. ... [more]  

The Notice of Race and Online Entry for the inaugural Optimist Nations Cup have opened today, Thursday October 8th 2015. ... [more]  

Organisers of the world famous Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week are delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Hagen as Regatta Director. Phil takes the reins from Stuart Quarrie, who retired following this year’s regatta in August. ... [more]  

Well, to be honest, that all got a much closer to really happening than we expected when we set out. In the end the real show stopper was the same old nemesis of all speed sailors... the weather. The forecast changed rapidly and the stiff SW-WSW winds we were looking for simply faded away. These winds would have enabled us to run in close to the Cause-way along the shore where the water is flat ... [more]  

Entries are now open for all Olympic Classes via the ISAF website for the 2015 ISAF SWC – Melbourne Regatta. Unlike past years where the event has controlled the entry process, this year the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne (ISAF SWC- Melb) entries are managed directly by ISAF. ... [more]  

The second race in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race series, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, started off the Brazilian coast today for its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa. ... [more]  

The penultimate event of the World Match Racing Tour, the Argo Group Gold Cup commenced today with wind conditions that kept crews on their toes and will keep the repair crews up late tonight. ... [more]  

Haifa, Israel will play host to the world’s best Olympic 470 class sailors this month, including NZL Sailing Team crews Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox. ... [more]  

Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe – The Real Club Nautico de Arrecife hosted the prize giving awards ceremony for the first stage. Ocean racing seems much better in fine weather. This was certainly the case for the competitors taking part in the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

Light winds on the Clyde over the weekend increased the pressure on Principal Race Officer David Denholm to achieve the requisite 36 races for a full round-robin of the nine teams participating in the 2015 Ceilidh Cup/Scottish Student Sailing Match Racing Championships. Hosted by the RNCYC, and sailed in their co-owned Sonars, the event contains awards both student and open trophies. ... [more]  

The final act of the Audi tron Sailing Series and the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, event organised by B.Plan Sport and Events in collaboration with Melges Europe and International Melges 24 Class Association will be taking place in Luino this weekend where the Melges 24 fleet will be competing the Coppa Lino Favini ... [more]  

2016 Olympic Games – ISAF is pleased to announce the names of the ISAF Race Officials who will be officiating in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... [more]  

2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ – Match racing champion Kate Spithill and Volvo Ocean Race sailor Stacey Jackson will head-up an all Australian crew as the wild card entry for the Act eight, Sydney presented by Land Rover. ... [more]  

Six apprentices from the Marine Skills Centre at City College Southampton enjoyed a very special day. They joined the Land Rover BAR sailing crew and shore team for the official handover of two specialised Docking RIBs that they and 60 of their colleagues have built for the team. ... [more]  

2015 VX One National Championship – A sunny 12 to 15 knots Easterly breeze greeted competitors at the UK’s second VX One event hosted by Weymouth Sailing Club, with sailors travelling from as far afield as Edinburgh and Dumfries. ... [more]  

The search continued on Wednesday 7 October for signs of the missing sailing yacht Europa and its five crew members, yielding no sightings. However, Hong Kong’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre has confirmed that the yacht’s EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) has now stopped transmitting. ... [more]  

Former Australian Cricket Captain, Michael Clarke, has joined the Perpetual Loyal yacht racing team for the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ... [more]  

Hong Kong yacht missing on South China Sea delivery by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
A Hong Kong registered 18.2m sailing yacht Europa, Beneteau Oceanis 60, owned by yacht broker and experienced offshore sailor Robin Wyatt, left Hong Kong for Subic Bay at 1020h on Thursday 1 October 2015 with an ETA at Subic Bay no later than 5 October 2015. ... [more]  

All to play for at the 2015 Argo Group Gold Cup
Williams Versus Walker first up at Argo Group Gold Cup
America's Cup - Luna Rossa's Sirena joins Emirates Team NZ
America's Cup - Land Rover BAR launches its latest boat + Video
2016 Vendée Globe – Alex Thomson Racing makes clear winning intentions
ISAF invites bids for 2019 ISAF Youth World Championships
World Match Racing Tour - Argo Group Gold Cup post hurricane
Pre-notice of race posted for 2016 ORC World Championship
RS Feva SW Open Training – Entry now open, all welcome!
Fastest boat on the planet Sailrocket 2 almost ready to rock
Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe – Minis are all in place in Lanzarote
2015 Generali Solo Méditerranée – Cherry achieves best result yet
2015 Para World Sailing Championships – Excitement is building
RYA Joining Point Competition – Winners announced
2015 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – More images by Carlo Borlenghi
2015 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez images by Carlo Borlenghi
2015 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 4 images by Joy Dunigan
2015 RC44 World Championship Cascais – Winner crowned
Extreme Sailing Series – Istanbul - The Wave, Muscat dominate
Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Sail teams round off a glorious weekend
RC44 World Championship Cascais– High scoring day for top teams +Video   
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – A festive event par excellence   
Images + Video from the Melges 20 Worlds - San Francisco Bay - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series - Live coverage from Istanbul - Act 7, Day 4   
Clipper Round the World Race - Second competitor runs aground in Rio   
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Dramatic final day   
Clipper Race - Teams get ready to set sail in Stormhoek Race   
2015 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Images by Erik Simonson   
2015 RC44 World Championship Cascais - Head torches after late finish   
Extreme Sailing Series – The Wave and Oman Air poised for final day   
2015 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launched   
2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour – Big Breeze secures victories + Video   
Images from the Melges 20 Worlds - San Francisco Bay - Day 2   
Extreme Sailing Series - Live coverage from Istanbul - Act 7, Day 3   
SailRocket, the fastest sailing boat in the world set to fly again   
Sailing Solo Around the World - Training run drama   
2015 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Images by Erik Simonson   
IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran launched - Jules Verne Trophy attempt looms   
2015 Audi Melges 20 Worlds - Wet and Wild on San Francisco Bay   
RC44 Cascais Worlds - Big breeze on Day 3   

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