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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

2015 OYRA Full Crewed Lightship images provided by photographer Erik Simonson. ... [more]  

Medical Emergencies at Sea” and “Provisioning for an Ocean Race” are the topics for A2N Seminar IV, being held Saturday, May 9 (4-6 p.m.) at Annapolis Yacht Club. These seminars are open to skippers and crew either currently entered in the 35th biennial Annapolis-to-Newport Race or those considering doing so. ... [more]  

The Malibu Boats Cancun Pro came to a close on Sunday from beautiful Puerto Cancun, Mexico as Harley Clifford won the first stop of the Malibu Evolution Pro Series and extended his lead in the WWA Wakeboard World Series. ... [more]  

Ida Lewis Distance Race preview by Barby MacGowan via
For over a decade, grand prix sailors and racing/cruising enthusiasts alike have flocked to the summer destination of Newport, R.I. to compete in the Ida Lewis Distance Race, and on Friday, August 14, 2015 the tradition will continue with another year of “just-right” overnight racing planned for the hallowed waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island as well as Block Island Sound. ... [more]  

The second day of Antigua Sailing Week was blessed with cracking conditions with well over a thousand sailors returning to shore, grinning from ear to ear after a spectacular day on the water. The south-easterly breeze often softens the wind strength off Antigua but not this week. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Time to start talking up the big split again! The past 12 hours have seen Team SCA make significant gains back on the fleet. The question is, will it be a short-term gain or will it play out sticking to the west side of the pack all the way through the North American Basin? ... [more]  

Andy Claughton on British Americas Cup design issues - Video by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Chief designer for Ben Ainslie Racing, Andy Claughton, outlines the design issues for the new America's Cup class in this 25 minute video. ... [more]  

London 2012 Gold medallists on the way back by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team
Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen dominated the 49er class in the two years before the London 2012 Olympics where they won gold. They had superior boat speed, great boat handling and excellent tactics. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has slightly converged in the past 12 hours as they approach the corner of the South American continent, where the Brazilian coast sketches a right angle at the end of the most easterly littoral of Brazil ... [more]  

After competing on medal race day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, the US Sailing Team Sperry finished with four boats in the top eight overall. All American athletes competing on Sunday finished in the top half of their medal race, with the highlight being a wire-to-wire medal race victory in heavy air by top-ranked US Laser Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.). ... [more]  

Today Phaedo^3 made their third record achievement in as many days. Making a new record for Antigua Sailing weeks Round Redonda, by doing the 80 mile course in 5 hours 18 minutes and 58 seconds. ... [more]  

2015 Malibu Cancun Pro – And the winner is … by World Wakeboard Association
The first stop of the Malibu Boats Evolution Pro Series concluded on Sunday as Harley Clifford claimed the Malibu Cancun Pro title and extended his lead in the WWA Wakeboard World Series. Steel Lafferty and Malibu’s Phil Soven rounded out the podium while Rockstar Energy’s Nicola Butler took the Pro Women win followed by Malibu’s Dallas Friday and Raimi Merritt. ... [more]  

2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - The world's largest, most diverse fleet of offshore racing yachts will set sail from the Solent on 16th August in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. 2015 marks the 90th anniversary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and with it a record-sized fleet with as many as 350 boats is expected to take part. ... [more]  

Antigua Sailing Week may be the oldest regatta in the Caribbean but there was nothing old school about Timbalero III. Eduardo Perez's foiling G4 Gunboat was ripping up the race course today, literally flying at close to 30 knots of boat speed. In ocean conditions off the south coast of Antigua, the crew lit her up screaming down the ocean surf. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing opts for western option. The thermally driven ocean currents that circle the world’s oceans play a huge part in global weather systems. ... [more]  

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, London 2012 Olympic Silver medallists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won the medal race, after dominating the regatta series. The win was their 18th successive win in the Olympic Skiff - having won every regatta they have sailed in since the 2012 Olympics. ... [more]  

The fan was turned up for the final day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères as an exciting finale played out across two racing areas. ... [more]  

There was quite some tension ahead of the Laser class medal race, in Hyeres, after a dramatic night in the protest room, with Tonci Stipanovic ( forced to carry a 41st, after failing to sail a proper course, in his attempts to push Burton into using his drop of 33rd. 30th over the line Burton was given redress and started the medal race with a slender lead over Nick Thompson (GBR) ... [more]  

Giles Scott (GBR) secured his second Sailing World Cup event of the year in Hyeres on Sunday after winning the final double points medal race to take the top spot by 24 points. Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) made sure of the silver with a third place while Ed Wright (GBR) just managed to retain the bronze with an eighth place finish. ... [more]  

In our latest report yesterday at 1900 UTC, Team Alvimedica was still in the lead by only 2.5nm. During the night, we have seen the black and orange boat losing positions on every report ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup 2015 Hyeres - Laser Race 8 tactical battle ended in Protest Room, after on water joust. ... [more]  

French sailors Billy Besson and Marie Riou have been dominating the new Nacra 17 Olympic class in recent times. Here at Hyeres 2015 they only need to start in the medal race to take the Gold. . If they continue their current form they will be strong favourites to win the Nacra17 Olympic Gold medal at Rio 2016. Late in the interview Billy reveals one of the issues within the class. ... [more]  

Photographer Richard Langdon was on the water at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, and provided this gallery of images from Day 4. ... [more]  

Click on the video thumbnail below to see replay coverage of the final day of racing in the ISAF World Sailing Cup. Racing got underway at 09:00 UTC and ran to 14:50 UTC ... [more]  

The 2014 World 49erFX Champion, and ISAF World sailors of the Year Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze have been in good form since their World Championship win. Sail-World's Rob Kothe caught up Martine Garel ahead of the Medal Race in the new format ISAF World Sailing Cup in Hyeres (France). ... [more]  

2015 OYRA Full Crewed Lightship images provided by photographer Erik Simonson. ... [more]  

H.L. Enloe’s Mighty Merloe slipped into Ensenada minutes before dawn this morning at 5:55:35 a.m. to secure Best Elapsed Time honors at the 68th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race. Last year’s first to finish winner, Tom Sieble’s Orion, crossed the finish line in the light of day at 6:24:29 a.m. ... [more]  

With clear blue skies and tropical heat, the Pearns Point Round Antigua Race was a gentle introduction for close to 40 international teams, racing 52 nautical miles around Antigua. The relatively light wind of 12-15 knots conspired to create a slow race, but weather was absolutely fantastic and the race was an ideal way to tune up for Antigua Sailing Week, which starts Sunday April 26. ... [more]  

Photographer Rachel Jaspersen was on the water at 2015 Antigua Sailing Week, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - After four days of challenging racing against the best Olympic-class sailors in the world, the US Sailing Team Sperry will compete in front of a worldwide TV audience in medal races on Sunday, April 26th. American athletes qualified for the final round of racing in the Men's Heavyweight Dinghy, Women's Two-Person Dinghy (Women's 470), Men's One Person Dinghy ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 3 images by Franck Socha ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - After the excitement of yesterday, has settled down for the fleet, they continue to push north towards the next waypoints on the eastern tip of Brazil. ... [more]  

Giles Scott (GBR) has all but secured yet another regatta victory as he takes a 19 point lead into Sunday's medal race at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) won both races on Saturday to move up to second overall, while Ed Wright (GBR) drops to third. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres -Two silver medals for Australia
Early golds clinched at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Hyères
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres -Double French gold in Paralympic events
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica managed to keep leverage
Queen's Cup - How to prepare
CANAL+ Group secures broadcast rights for America’s Cup
2015 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race – Starts today
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race images by Rachel Jaspersen
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Another record breaking day for Phaedo^3
Guadeloupe to Antigua Race – Record broken
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Ups, downs and unpredictability in Hyeres
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Tricky day three
Volvo Ocean Race - Bitter pill for Team Alvimedica
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 - A strong day on the water
Sailing World Cup –Hyeres 2015 - Now all is right with the 49er World *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race – Heading the race for home
Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Burton continues to lead Laser
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres day 2 images by Franck Socha
The first Virtual Sailing World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 - Images from day 2's racing
Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to Qingdao   
Volvo Ocean Race – Plastic soup - There is a solution   
Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet waits for the right-hand shift   
Riverton Yacht Club celebrates 150 years of continuous operation   
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Under starter's orders   
Peter Holmberg receives The Guy Eldridge Spirit of Enthusiasm award   
American 470 Class sailors battling at the top in France   
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - No mercy' in Hyères   
ISAF Sailing World Cup -Giles Scott leads Finn after Day 2 at Hyeres   
Volvo Ocean Race - When to tack?   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Burton back ontop   
Japanese expected to announce Challenge late next week   
Oracle Team USA sails for first time in Bermuda   
Road to Rio 2016 – An interview with Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark   
Ocean Summit on Marine Debris to address a growing catastrophe   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 - Images by Franck Socha   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA celebrate their lap of the planet   
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Images from the race start   
Volvo Ocean Race – Treacherous times in the danger zone   
Quantum Key West Race Week - Storm Trysail Club takes over ownership   

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