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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

Gladwell's Line - #LetsGetDalton *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Despite landing two major commercial sponsors, Emirates Team New Zealand continues to take a beating from local media as well as the other America's Cup teams. With Italian team Luna Rossa now out of the mix for the 35th America's Cup, the nine-times Challenger/Defender is alone, despite having more Cup campaigns to their credit than the other teams combined. ... [more]  

Top sailing photographer Chris Howell is in US for the 2015 J24 US National Championship and provided this gallery of images from the day 2. ... [more]  

The 70th edition of the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race yielded winners in ten classes – four IRC (including one for Double-hand), four PHRF, J/44 and Multihull – and a place in the record books for Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark’s new 100-foot Maxi Comanche. ... [more]  

Big interest in new San Francisco America's Cup style series *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
The new San Francisco Yacht Racing Cup, to be sailed in 'Super 12s” has attracted interest from 20 teams from 12 countries. The new regatta will be the richest in the sport, carrying a total prizemoney of $500,000, with $300,000 going to the winner, $150,000 to second and $50,000 to the third placegetter. ... [more]  

2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - The 31st edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta is very popular in the sailing world. Over 700 boats will be in Medemblik on the water from 26th to 30th May. Competitors from 74 different nationalities travelled to the Dutch town to compete the next five days in the ten Olympic and three Paralympic classes. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - In yacht racing, we have a number of phrases that crop up again and again. Topics that keep coming back to as the situation reoccurs. So here goes with a few family favorites ... [more]  

2015 Finn World Masters - Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) mastered the challenging conditions on the first day in Kavala, Greece with two race wins to lead the 204 boat fleet. Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) is second after winning one of his races while Allen Burrell (GBR) is third. The other race win went to Karel van Hellemond (NED). ... [more]  

Top sailing photographer Chris Howell is in US for the 2015 J24 National Championship and provided this gallery of images from the practice day. ... [more]  

Thar She Blows! Returnees from Saturdays SSS Single Handed Farallones had plenty of cetacean company as they closed in on the Golden Gate Strait. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – After a storming 24 hours by Team SCA, who once again have been Buffalo Girls, coming round the outside, the tail gunner in the six boat fleet is in fact, the overall race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, who had lost more miles on the leaders in recent skeds. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - A powerful 24-hour surge by Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) piled the pressure on overall race leaders Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) in Leg 7 on Monday, as the battle to finish first in Lisbon gathered pace ... [more]  

The current estimated date for the arrival of the fleet in Lisbon is Wednesday 27 from 06:00 in the morning. ... [more]  

The past two days a fleet of 16 Stars have been racing on Coronado Rhodes competing for the 53rd annual Star Rollins Bowl. Chick Rollins was a fiery character who graced the San Diego Bay Star fleet for over 50 years. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been scrapping to catch up as Team Brunel, MAPFRE and Dongfeng Race Team try to defend against each other. ... [more]  

2015 J/24 US National Championship - It took all nine races to determine the victor at the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Berkeley Yacht Club in Berkeley, CA. Chris Snow’s Bogus and David Klatt’s Jaded came into the final day with just one point separating them, and in the end, it was still one single point that secured victory for Snow and his crew, which included current J/24 World Cha ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - The eagerly awaited right-hand shift has come and it has arrived in style. Negotiating the high-pressure system in the fleet’s way has been the main mission for several days now. Teams were trading off extra distance sailed for more wind north against the flip side of that to the south. ... [more]  

2015 Finn World Masters is rapidly becoming one of the most renowned one-design dinghy regattas in the world. Wherever it is held these days it is attracting well over 200 entries, with sailors from all over the globe and from every age from 39 to 75...and sometimes more. ... [more]  

2015 WMRT Match Race Germany - Switzerland’s Eric Monnin and Croatia’s Tomislav Basic despatched their younger opponents Joachim Aschenbrenner and Matt Jerwood in today's semi finals. The 39yr old Swiss match racer will meet 40yr old Basic in tomorrow’s finals. ... [more]  

Pressure Drop had the privilege of tagging along aboard Frank Slootman's RP 63' Invisible Hand for the 2015 Spinnaker Cup, the downhill run from San Francisco to Monterey. ... [more]  

Pressure Drop had the privilege of tagging along aboard Frank Slootman's RP 63' Invisible Hand for the 2015 Spinnaker Cup, the downhill run from San Francisco to Monterey. ... [more]  

The 56th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament® presented by GM Marine Engine Technology drew thousands of spectators today as the world’s best water-ski; wakeskate and wakeboard athletes competed for a spot in Sunday’s finals. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race -If current positions are maintained to the Lisbon finish line with Dongfeng taking the gun and Abu Dhabi finishing fifth, then Abu Dhabi would lead the overall race with 15 points while Dongfeng would be second on 18 points. With the short legs upcoming Lisbon to Lorient, Lorient to Gothenburg, Dongfeng could snatch overall race victory. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind has left the Persico facility at Bergamo, Italy and has been trucked to Savona, Italy, where she has been loaded on a ferry bound for Setubal in Portugal, where she will exit and travel the final miles to Lisbon. Also features a video (Part 2) of Vestas Wind leaving the Persico facility ... [more]  

The Supermaxi's are coming to Transpac 2015, and they are on the hunt for new records. With Roy Pat Disney's Pyewacket team and Bob Oatley's Wild Oats team partnered together to push the Reichel/Pugh 100 Wild Oats XI to Hawaii, the Transpac monohull record time of 5D 14H 36M 20S set in 2005 by Alfa Romeo is now under serious threat. ... [more]  

J/24 US National Championship - Tight at the top by Julie and Christopher Howell
2015 J/24 US National Championship - Six races have been completed at the J/24 US National Championship, and only one point divides the top two in the standings: Chris Snow’s Bogus and David Klatt’s Jaded. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel and MAPFRE have just passed 1,000 nautical miles to leg 7 destination, Lisbon. Fleet is in yet another transition. After separating from the ice limit 24 hours ago, Team SCA has taken 40nm back off the fleet. ... [more]  

City of Long Beach police officer Johnny Dodson and his “Police 3” team won the second annual Heroes Regatta Saturday, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club and raced on their fleet of Catalina 37s to honor local first responders in the community. ... [more]  

Participating skippers and navigators will not want to miss the final Annapolis-to-Newport Race seminar, which will focus on weather and strategy. A2N Seminar V will be held on Sunday, May 31 (4-6 p.m.) in the Skipjack Lounge at Annapolis Yacht Club. ... [more]  

Dongfeng Race Team is leading so they get to set both the pace and the route. They decided to take a slightly more northerly route. None of the teams is looking like risking a more direct passage through the high-pressure system. ... [more]  

WMRT Match Race Germany - Croatian match racer Tomislav Basic (TB Race Team) today vaulted to the top of the leaderboard. Basic’s 9-2 win-loss scoreline secures his place straight the Semi Finals, while the six next teams will compete in a compressed Quarter Finals round, the top three skippers of which will join Basic in the Semi Finals. ... [more]  

In a fantastic opening ceremony reflecting both Finn class and Greek culture, the 2015 Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece was declared open on Saturday evening. It was a very warm welcome in a warm climate with the stage set on the quayside overlooking the race area.The massed crowds were joined by class and local dignitaries including the Mayor, the Deputy Regional Governor and three members of ... [more]  

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Regatta – The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced that the Disabled Sailing Committee (DSC) has been reconstituted and has named Betsy Alison (Newport RI, USA) as the new Chairman. ... [more]  

52 Super Series 2015 - With Zennström steering and tactician Morgan Larson and strategist Adam Beashel they achieved the required balance between proactive attack and consolidation to convert this morning’s six points margin to finish ahead of rivals Alegre, Andy Soriano’s series debutants. ... [more]  

52 Super Series 2015 - Prize giving images by Ingrid Abery
52 Super Series - Final day images by Ingrid Abery
52 Super Series - Final day and prize giving images by Ingrid Abery
52 Super Series - Azzurra earns back-to-back wins on last day
New junior women’s course record set at 56th Masters Tournament
Volvo Ocean Race - Bumping along the fence
2015 J/24 US National Championship - Day 1
FUSION® unveils 750 And 650 Series Marine Entertainment Systems
A-Class Catamaran North American Champs - Winner on last day is...
2015 Pan Am Games - 18 athletes nominated to represent Canada
Volvo Ocean Race – The racing is tighter than ever
52 Super Series - Princess Zahra Aga Khan baptises the new Azzurra
WMRT Match Race Germany - Day 2 overall
52 Super Series 2015 - More images from day 4 by Ingrid Abery
52 Super Series 2015 - Rán have Valencia title within reach
52 Super Series 2015 day 4 images by Ingrid Abery
Volvo Ocean Race - What a difference an year makes
Volvo Ocean Race - Bon voyage, Vestas Wind!
52 Super Series 2015 - Races 8 and 9 images by Max Ranchi
Volvo Ocean Race - Two friends, one unlikely trek
Volvo Ocean Race - A heartfelt thank you from the Atlantic   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica sets sights on Lisbon   
35th America’s Cup - Omega introduces new Seamaster timepiece   
Volvo Ocean Race - Bad for your heart   
Rio Olympic games - RS:X Class sends BYO Regulation to ISAF   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet rounded the ice limit mark   
Young Bermudian sailors get preview of Community Sailing Programme   
A-Class Catamaran North American Champs - Rich get richer on day four   
Dean Barker to sail against Emirates Team New Zealand - Updated   
Gulfstream Politics—Racing Hobie 16s to Cuba from the USA   
52 Super Series 2015 - Azzurra finally shines   
52 Super Series – Sparkling Alegre on top after Valencia’s longest day   
Bayview Mackinac Race - Quantum Sails presents free seminars   
WMRT Match Race Germany – Challenging conditions on Lake Constance   
52 Super Series 2015 - Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery   
Volvo Ocean Race The mid-ocean dogfight continues   
52 Super Series 2015 - Race 5, 6 and 7 images by Max Ranchi   
2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Entry deadline approaching   
2015 St-Barth Cata Cup - Another quickly booked up edition!   
Volvo Ocean Race - Worst 24 hours of the race so far   

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