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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 2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championship, Anne-Marie Rindom from Denmark secured the 2015 overall world championship title, but the real star of this event was no doubt the 2012 Gold Medalist Lily Xu who made a very impressive return to the class after a two year lay off. ... [more]  

Racing will start on December 2nd for the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau, Bahamas. For the third year in a row, some of the best sailors in the world will compete for the 2015 title and prize money of 200,000$ in the clear blue waters in front of Nassau Yacht Club. ... [more]  

At the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup competition could not have been closer for the opening salvos. Following the conclusion of the 2015 Match Racing Championship, Thanksgiving Day holidaymakers got to witness the first four fleet races, held within the confines of Virgin Gorda's North Sound. ... [more]  

Images from Takapuna - Finn Gold Cup, Races 4 and 5 by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Sail-World was on the water for almost the whole day's racing - until bad light forced us ashore. Here's a set a set of images from Race 4 and some from Race 5 - both races sailed in a light, shifty onshore wind. ... [more]  

Finn Gold Cup - Images from Day 3 at Takapuna by Richard Gladwell, NZL
After a couple of general recall for premature starting Race 4 got underway with the fleet splitting into a left hand group led by John Junior (NZ) and the majority of the fleet going in the opposite direction heading across on port tack into the Rangitoto Channel, and to fight the tide. However, as luck would have it, there was more wind in terms of pressure in the Channel ... [more]  

RORC Transatlantic Race – Gerald Bibot's Belgian 42ft catamaran, Zed 6 is likely to be one of the first yachts to finish the 3,000 nautical mile race ... [more]  

18 months after its initial launch, the RS Aero Class has qualified for ‘world sailing (ISAF) class status’ following the World Sailing November conference held in China. ... [more]  

Britain’s Paralympic sailors are anticipating the most hotly-contested World Championships of this cycle when racing gets underway at the Para Sailing World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend. ... [more]  

The Wardan Whip produced the tightest finish of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far, when after twenty-five days and 4,850 nautical miles of racingMission Performance and IchorCoal were neck and neck on the approach to Albany. ... [more]  

Giles Scott continues to set the pace at the halfway stage of the Finn Gold Cup, consolidating his lead amid a third day of light wind racing in Takapuna, New Zealand, on Thursday (26 November). ... [more]  

Giles Scott (GBR) extends his lead at the Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna to 18 points after two more races were sailed on the Hauraki Gulf. ... [more]  

2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race official launch images at Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. ... [more]  

2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race official launch images at Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. ... [more]  

Competitors for the second edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race have arrived in Marina Lanzarote. The new Calero Marina is a hive of activity as sailors from 14 different nations ready themselves and their yachts for the 3,000 nautical mile race to Port Louis Marina, Grenada which will start at noon, local time, Saturday 28th November. ... [more]  

Vladimir Liubomirov's Bronenosec Sailing Team prevailed today at the conclusion of the 2015 RC44 Match Racing Championship held on the idyllic waters of Virgin Gorda's North Sound in the British Virgin Islands ... [more]  

RMSIR 2015. Suddenly – nothing happened. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Penang, Malaysia
Penang has over the years delivered some of the hottest, lightest, flukiest and most frustrating sailing weather of the entire regatta. Fix-it suggestions have ranged from the simple “scrap the Penang Inshore races” to the more fanciful “why not use the rickshaw results, instead?”, neither of which have gained much traction. What usually happens is that there is a long wait, a few water balloons ... [more]  

The Oman Sail-organised Laser Radial Women’s World Championship is dishing up some spectacularly close racing with just four points separating the top three boats. The conditions, with winds reaching 15knots and big waves are adding to the excitement and making this world class dinghy championship on the Gulf of Oman one of the most challenging to date. ... [more]  

The 470 Junior World Championships 2016 will take place from June 22 to 26 at the Olympic Sailing Center Kiel-Schilksee during the legendary Kiel Week (June 18 - 26). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Richard Mason, four-time Volvo Ocean Race sailor and the man who led the shore crew for Team SCA women’s team in the last edition, has been appointed the event's head of port operations. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The fight for sixth place could go down to a photo finish for IchorCoal and Mission Performance, with just 0.35 nautical miles separating the pair at 1000 UTC, and just over two nautical miles from the race three finish line. ... [more]  

If your an offshore sailor- this is a MUST READ. Every now and then, you come across a story of life changing importance. This is one of those. ... [more]  

More than 140 sailors from 31 nations will sail across three Paralympic sailing events at 2015 Para World Sailing Championships set to be held in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia from 27 November through to 3 December. ... [more]  

33 South Racing is the new team on the block for the final leg Extreme Sailing Series receiving the wild card entry for Sydney. The team dropped past the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia yesterday to say hello, and I headed out for a sail as well. ... [more]  

Defending world champion Giles Scott (GBR) has taken the lead at the 2015 Finn Gold Cup after winning the only race sailed on the second day in Takapuna, New Zealand after light winds disrupted proceedings. Andrew Murdoch (NZL) drops one to second while Ed Wright (GBR) remains in third. ... [more]  

Finn Gold Cup - Second image gallery from Day 2, Race 3 by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Second gallery of images from Race 3, held on Day 2 of the 2015 Finn Gold Cup at Takapuna. With light winds and overcast skies, causing a shifting breeze the second scheduled race was not able to be sailed, and will be held on Thursday ... [more]  

Finn Gold Cup - Images from Day 2 by Richard Gladwell, NZL
First of two image galleries from Day 2 of the 2015 Finn Gold Cup, sailed at Takapuna Boating Club. The race got underway in an 11kt breeze northerly onshore breeze. Soon after the start the fleet split into two groups with the bigger group heading out into Rangitoto Channel getting the benefit of the stronger tide and probably a better shift. ... [more]  

ISAF Member National Authority delegates working in Training, Coaching and Development within the MNA are invited to attend the 2016 Development Symposium set to be held in Singapore from 2-4 February 2016. ... [more]  

RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - To the wire by RC44 Class Association
RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - If it is possible to be under 'pressure' in somewhere as laid back as the British Virgin Islands, then it is American Ed Baird who is currently feeling it. The former America's Cup winning helmsman has stepped into the shoes of Dean Barker, his nemesis from the 2007 America's Cup final, as tactician on Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika. ... [more]  

Sail-World was on the water for both races on the opening day of the 2015 Finn Gold Cup being sailed off Takapuna, New Zealand. A light to moderate sea-breeze prevailed for the day. The race was won by Bjorn Allansson (SWE) ... [more]  

The 2015 Para World Sailing Championships will see 142 sailors from 31 nations compete across three Paralympic events in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia from 27 November to 3 December. ... [more]  

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2015 – the circus moves on by Guy Nowell,, Penang, Malaysia
There was plenty of evidence of 100 Plus and black coffee at the breakfast tables this morning. Either the party was still rolling at 0300 this morning, or someone had locked a couple of cats in a dustbin too close my room. ... [more]  

The opening races of the final series produced the windiest conditions seen so far at the Oman Sail-organised Laser Radial Women’s World Championship. ... [more]  

Giles Scott advanced to the top of the leaderboard on a truncated second of day of Finn Gold Cup racing in Takapuna, New Zealand, on Wednesday (25 November). ... [more]  

Para World Sailing Championships – Australia to spearhead SKUD18 pack
Rio Olympic pollution – Coke with that!! *Feature
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Race 1
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Tailgunners battle
2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race – Launch day interviews
Finn Gold Cup – Great start for Kiwis + Video
2015 Finn Gold Cup– Scott sees strong start to defend Finn world title
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2015 – a pause for breath
RYA Volunteer Awards - Volunteers recognised by HRH The Princess Royal
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2015 will have a stellar field
RC44 Class heads to Caribbean for Season Finale
Aussie solo sailor Katrina Ham completes Mini Transat 2015
Extreme Sailing Series 2015 – Two weeks to season final in Sydney
Transat Jacques Vabre – Racing intense among the tail of the fleet
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Standing on the Podium
2015 Flying Phantom Series preview
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Competition continues in Race 3
Para World Sailing Championships - Australia to welcome bumper fleet
IRC European Championship to take place during Volvo Cork Week
Clipper Round the World Race – LMAX Exchange wins leg to Australia
Clipper Race set for Great Barrier Reef stopover   
2015 Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe - Final results   
US Melges 24 - Bombarda Racing makes debut in Miami   
Laser Radial Women’s World Championship – And now to the pointy end   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Almost in Australia   
49er Worlds - Burling and Tuke win World Champs for three in a row   
Jules Verne Trophy record attempt – Spindrift 2 crosses the start line   
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2015- a fast trip to Pangkor   
49er Worlds - Winners are grinners - Video Wrap   
Laser Women's Radial World Championship - Day 2 images by Mark Lloyd   
Finn Gold Cup - Finn fleet ready for tough world title fight   
2015 Cabbage Tree Island Race - Superb conditions   
Jules Verne Trophy – Spindrift 2 on her way to Ushant   
49er and 49er FX Worlds - Final day action   
49er and 49erFX World Championships – Fifth for Dobson and Ainsworth   
49er/FX World Championships - Outteridge/Jensen in action on final day   
49er & 49erFX Worlds - a massive Three-peat for Burling and Tuke   
Laser Radial Women’s Worlds – Images from Day 2 of qualifying series   
Laser Radial Women’s World Champs – Anne-Marie Rindom retains lead   
Jules Verne Trophy – Spindrift 2 to start world record attempt   

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