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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

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]  

Early Entry Deadline is fast approaching for the 82nd Nassau Cup Ocean Race. ... [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 organisers of this summer’s America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth have learnt lessons and will improve the event next year. ... [more]  

Oakcliff Sailing has long been recognized as a hub for match racing enthusiasts. The popular sailing center will play host to the 48th edition of the U.S. Match Racing Championship this weekend in Oyster Bay, N.Y. ... [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]  

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]  

It likely didn’t matter to the Eagan brothers (Marcus and Andrew) on Cajun Underwriting whether the sea breeze would come in Wednesday at the VX One North American Championship at Gulfport Yacht Club in Mississippi. They held a commanding 22-point lead after the eight races completed on the initial two days of the Championship, and were only dropping an eighth. ... [more]  

Chris Howell provided this gallery of images from 2015 VX One North American Championship race day two. ... [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]  

2015 15th Annual City of Hope Regatta overall by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay
Sunday October fourth Del Rey and Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Clubs ran the 15th annual City of Hope Regatta on Santa Monica Bay. The race concluded the Hope Floats weekend, which featured an all-you-can-eat crab feast, paddleboard races, a raffle and auction. ... [more]  

The Puget Sound Sailing Championships (PSSC) was held for small boats this past weekend October 3-4 at Shilshole Bay in Seattle. PSSC is the fall one design championship regatta held annually by Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. ... [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]  

US Sailing’s Championship of Champions is recognized as one of the more unique adult racing events in the country. All helmsmen have qualified for this event by winning a one-design class National, North American, or World Championship in the qualifying year (2014 - 2015). ... [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]  

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]  

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]  

VX One North American Championship - Day 2 by Julie and Christopher Howell
Favorable conditions continued on the second day of the VX One North American Championship at Gulfport Yacht Club in Mississippi. With eight races now in the books, Marcus Eagan’s Cajun Underwriting (with brother Andrew on board) has strengthened his lead and now totals just 14 net points. ... [more]  

The penultimate event of the World Match Racing Tour kicks off tomorrow with ISAF Match Racing World Champion, Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar squaring off against the local hero Blythe Walker (BER) Team RenRe. ... [more]  

The seedings for the 67th annual Argo Group Gold Cup have been determined and racing for Group A is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 9 am (ADT). ... [more]  

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Qualifying passage
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
VX One North American Championship - Race one images by Chris Howell
2015 VX One North American Championship - A solid start
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
Caribbean Sailing Association establishes long term calendar
Fastest boat on the planet Sailrocket 2 almost ready to rock
Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe – Minis are all in place in Lanzarote
Malibu Houston Pro – Meagan Ethell and Mike Dowdy dominate
2015 Para World Sailing Championships – Excitement is building
2015 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – More images by Carlo Borlenghi
2015 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez images by Carlo Borlenghi
2016 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta preview
2015 J/22 North American Championship - Texans win
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   
Malibu Houston Pro – Top men advance to the semi-finals   
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   
J/22 North American Championship - Tejas leads in Texas   
2015 RC44 World Championship Cascais - Head torches after late finish   
2015 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launched   
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   
WBWS final round - Malibu Houston Pro event kicks off   
J/22 North American Championship - Texan sailors with early lead   

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