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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 - USA and the World

More puzzling decision making from America's Cup organisers *Feature by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
Four minutes before today's scheduled America's Cup World Series Round 2 coverage start in Gothenburg, we found that the App software had been changed to prevent viewing on computers it had indeed been restricted to mobile devices. As a result we watched the racing on a 5.5 inch phablet ... [more]  

2015 America's Cup World Series – After two wins from two starts on Saturday, Oracle Team USA was poised for a winning result at the Louis Vuitton Series in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... [more]  

2015 America's Cup World Series – Day 2 images by Rick Tomlinson ... [more]  

America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ wins Race 4 and leads World Series *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
A little more breeze for the start of Race 2 of Day 2, of the America's Cup World Series, Gothenburg, with three boats tied on the top of the points table, ahead of the start of the double points scoring race. The boats started on starboard before flipping onto port as one to head for the first mark. Artemis was not able to repeat their feat of the first race of the day - trailing the fleet. ... [more]  

America's Cup - Big day, big win for Artemis Racing in AC World series *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Light winds for the start of Race 1 of Day 2 of the America's Cup World Series Gothenburg Oracle Team USA started right on the line, but immediately had to do a penalty, as did Emirates Team NZ for sailing outside a boundary in the pre-start. Artemis Racing led around the first mark, with BAR last. ... [more]  

2015 Detroit Cup – It was yet another day of challenging light air conditions and multiple delays awaiting breeze in day three ... [more]  

2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour – Oman Sail’s crew on Sultanate of Oman capped off a stunning month by winning the Trofeo di Roma and stretching their overall lead. ... [more]  

2015 Pringles Kitesurf World Cup – St. Peter Ording delivered outstanding conditions over the entire 10 days. The global kitesurfing elite gathered together, completing the full Trials, Freestyle Elimination, and five full Slalom Eliminations. ... [more]  

2015 America's Cup World Series – Day 1 images by Sander van der Borch ... [more]  

With 30 boats on one start line, the first day of the J/70 UK National Championship featured the largest fleet of J/70s that have ever raced in the United Kingdom. Ian Atkins racing, with Ruairidh Scott on the helm, leads after four races but it was never easy for the reigning UK National Champions. Six teams made the podium today. ... [more]  

Any sailor thinking they were going to have a shorter day after an on-shore postponement on the fourth day at the 2015 Melges 32 Worlds Championships in Trapani were sorely mistaken. The plan was to delay the start, wait for the breeze to build and bang off three quality races, but instead a weak northerly wind tricked and teased the twenty-two boat fleet ... [more]  

Photographer Max Ranchi was on water at 2015 Melges 32 World Championship and provided this gallery of images from race seven and eight. ... [more]  

Emirates Team New Zealand ended the highly anticipated first day of racing in Gothenburg in a solid third place overall. Proving again, that Glenn Ashby and crew can mix it up as one of the ‘big’ teams at the front end of the fleet. ... [more]  

2015 America's Cup World Series – Day 1 race 2 images by Gilles Martin-Raget ... [more]  

2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Trofeo di Roma – It is incredible the difference two knots of wind can make. While the Trofeo di Roma had to sail two non-scoring Pro-Am races yesterday because of excessively light winds, conditions were just a fraction more today, enabling the full six race schedule to be completed. ... [more]  

2015 America's Cup World Series – The waters of Gothenburg supplied almost perfect racing conditions for the first day of the series hosted in the Swedish city. The Land Rover BAR team produced another great performance to take two second places, only bettered by Oracle Team USA – who won both – with Emirates Team New Zealand completing the podium on both occasions. ... [more]  

2015 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series – Race day one images by Gilles Martin-Raget ... [more]  

Adventures of a Sailor Girl is now in Gothenburg for Americas Cup World Series - here's her report from Day 1 of the iconic event. This interview is with Ken Read, who I met while following the Volvo, his skipper Miles and trimmer Sam! ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA won both races on opening day at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Gothenburg. But Land Rover BAR and Emirates Team New Zealand had good days as well with second and third place finishes respectively. In fact both races saw the same teams in the same top three positions, meaning there isn’t much separation on the leaderboard. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA led both races from start to finish on day one at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Gothenburg, Sweden. But despite the unblemished record, the team only has a two point lead over former team mate Ben Ainslie. ... [more]  

Rio 2016 - Official Statement on sailor Erik Heil by Rio 2016 Organising Committee
Rio 2016 - We were extremely concerned when we learned of the hospital admission of athlete Erik Heil. We immediately contacted the German Sailing Association (DSV) for information. Heil is one of 326 sailors who took part in the second sailing test event held in the Guanabara Bay between 15th and 22nd August, in which he won the 49er class bronze medal. ... [more]  

Dramatic video from from the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild by Richard Gladwell, NZL
On Monday of this week, thanks to a boisterous low off the north-west tip of Brittany, Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier (his co-skipper for the Transat Jacques Vabre) opted to trial the machine in some blustery conditions. It proved to be a rather bracing sail which photographer Thierry Martinez and cameraman Christophe Castagne captured in full for Gitana Team. ... [more]  

America's Cup - Oracle dominates Race 2 and takes lead in World Series *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Oracle Team USA made no race of it in Race 2 of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, Gothenburg. The America's Cup Defender again led around every mark on the ten leg course, and won all 20 legs sailed in racing on Day 1, in an absolutely dominating display of sailing ... [more]  

America's Cup - Race 1 to Oracle Team USA in Gothenburg *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Oracle Team USA got the jump at the start - picking the right line to the top mark and starting at pace to lead around Gate 1, opening the page on what was to be complete domination of the six boat fleet in the America's Cup World Series Gothenburg. ... [more]  

The press conference with the skippers at the Americas Cup World Series Gothenburg on 28 August 2015. The skippers cover everything from how Artemis Racing found themselves capsized and why Emirates Team NZ pulled out of the racing, to how it is for Ben and Jimmy to be racing against each other and how Softbank Team Japan is going as the last team to join the series. Facilitated by Tucker Thompson ... [more]  

Comanche skipper and former America's Cup helmsman, Ken Read in Gothenburg on the AC and Comanche programs. It was great to talk about his first press conference from the 'other' side as well as the Fastnet, and upcoming schedule for Comanche, and just how he manages his own sailing, with the AC commentary as well as his role with North Sails. ... [more]  

Brad Jackson took some time out of his busy schedule post Fastnet Race to sit down with me and chat about the Rambler 88 program as well as Team SCA. Will we see him involved with the Volvo next time around? He says yes, for the right program as a sailor. ... [more]  

Sail-World New Zealand editorial from the newsletter of August 25, 2015 on the Pre-Olympics - Pollution and Kiwi performance plus the imminent passing of Construction in Country rules in the America's Cup. ... [more]  

The Yacht Racing Forum launches its new website and discloses the initial draft conference content and list of speakers. ... [more]  

A high pressure system hung over Sicily for the start of the third day of racing at the 2015 Melges 32 World Championship organized by B.Plan Sport and Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe. Another weak northeast gradient lingered producing a six - eight knot northerly wind, with the breeze dipping below class minimums on occasion. ... [more]  

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) says is aware of the admittance to hospital of the German 49er sailor Erik Heil, says the the world sailing body in an apparent reaction to the story broken in Sail-World and of the admittance to a Berlin hospital of the Bronze medal winner in the recently concluded Pre-Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro. ... [more]  

Australia’s most successful ocean racing yacht, Bob Oatley’s 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, got the chop today at the hands of Bob Oatley and skipper Mark Richards. Armed with a high-revving chainsaw, the pair took to the carbon fibre hull just forward of the mast, and by the time the job was finished one hour later, 10-metres of Wild Oats XI’s bow had been lopped off. ... [more]  

Gothenburg produced some fantastic conditions for the opening practice session of the second Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series for 2015. After a tentative start to feel out the performance of the boat in what were top-of-the range conditions, the Land Rover BAR crew crossed the finish line first in the final practice race in Sweden. ... [more]  

America's Cup – Spithill and team ready to race in Sweden
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – Registration officially open + Video
Melges 32 Worlds – Races 5 and 6 images by Max Ranchi
America’s Cup – Artemis Racing capsize in Practice
2015 Three Crib Fiasco / Lake Michigan Beneteau Cup - Overall report
2015 LaserPerformance Collegiate Cup - Day 1 + Video
Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe 2015 remains true to tradition
2015 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge heads to Newport
Detroit Cup – Sam Gilmour undefeated and leads after Day 1
Clipper - round the world fleet prepares for battle
2015 SSL Lake Grand Slam - Made in Brazil + Video
Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour - Sultanate of Oman in action on Day 1
Sailors for the Sea extends CSA Sponsorship
Off to flying start at the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Trofeo di Roma
2015 Melges 32 World Championship - Testing Day 2
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 - Entries open
America's Cup - More images from the Tune-up day in Sweden
America's Cup - Images from the wild and windy Tune-up day in Sweden
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA seeking redemption in Gothenburg
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ gear up in the rain in Gothenburg
Melges 32 Worlds – Race 4 images by Max Ranchi   
2015 American Windsurfing Tour – Pacasmayo Classic begins   
America’s Cup - Keith Mills vows to solve Portsmouth event’s problems   
America's Cup - All you need to know to follow Round 2 this weekend   
Extreme Sailing Series – Entries now open for 2016   
2015 Pringles Kitesurf World Cup – Choppy conditions on day 6 + Video   
Rio 2016 - 49er medalist hospitalised after Olympic Test event *Feature   
Arctic Ocean World Record - Guo to complete non-stop sailing challenge   
2015 Melges 32 World Championship - Pure trapani   
2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour heads to Rome   
Malibu Boats Tokyo Pro - Stop 2 overall   
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ gear up for Gothenburg   
2015 East Coast Championship - Overall report   
2015 Melges 32 World Championship – Races 1, 2, 3 images by Max Ranchi   
2015 Drakes Bay Race – ORYA and SSS join forces   
2015 Crissy Field Slalom Series – Two days of intense racing   
2015 Pringles Kitesurf World Cup – Day 5 overall + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 6 Non IRC Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 – Day 6 Prix D’Elegance Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 – Day 6 IRC Divisions Video   

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