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    Published on 04-19-2019 03:46 PM
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    31 Boats took to the water today in Cannes for the Europa Cup 5o5 Series representing primarily European
    countries, heavy on the German, Great Britain and France with a dash of Swiss, Belgium's and Italians and
    One Australian Team and one from the USA... And after day one, The Aussie's and Muricans( Howie Hamlin and Jeff Nelson)
    followed by Brits Ian Pinnell and Clarke Russ sit atop the leaderboard....

    CANNES, ...
    Published on 04-18-2019 11:52 AM
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    Genoa, Italy (April 18, 2019) – After fleeting winds the days prior dented progress in the racing schedule, Genoa was alive and kicking for the fourth day at the Hempel World Cup Series as a 5-7 knot western breeze ensured that each of the eight Olympic fleets, minus the Laser Radial, managed to complete at least one race.

    Among the stars were Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens (NED) as they snapped up a hat trick of race wins in the 49erFX to propel themselves into pole position.

    Hitting the top of the 49-boat 49erFX fleet holds special relevance for van Aanholt and Jongens as the event is the first of two qualification events for Dutch qualification to Tokyo 2020 in the 49erFX, so the stakes are high. Four other Dutch teams are currently competing and sit in ninth, 18th, and 36th. ...
    Published on 04-15-2019 02:35 PM
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    Germany's Tim Fischer and Fabian Graf got off to a perfect start in the Men's Skiff - 49er as the first ever Hempel World Cup Series event in Italy commenced in Genoa with racing in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17.

    In a split 65-boat 49er pack, the Germans won both of the day's races in the blue fleet and were the standout performers on day one. Meanwhile, in the yellow fleet, New Zealand's Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie picked up a race win and a second to occupy the second podium spot in the early stages ...
    Published on 04-12-2019 04:23 PM
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    Day three of the Monaco Swan One Design, hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco, delivered two races of strikingly different conditions. The consistent 10 – 12 knots from the southwest in the first was in stark contrast to the decreasing, rapidly shifting, breeze in the second. What was unchanged between the two contests was the proximity of competition across the three classes. Mark roundings ...
    Published on 04-11-2019 03:14 PM
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    Team Aqua top scorer on day two of 44Cup Porto Montenegro
    While the sun was out and the rain held off, Porto Montenegro presented a challenging second day of 44Cup racing, starting in 10 knots and building to 20 by the close of play mid-afternoon. A light patch around the committee boat helped create nail-biting photo finishes in two of today's three races.

    Igor Lah's Team CEEREF comfortably won race two and holds the lead overall by two points at this halfway stage of the 44Cup Porto Montenegro.

    Kirill Frolov's Bronenosec Sailing ...
    Published on 04-11-2019 09:00 AM
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    25 IMOCAs competing in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race 2019: a record number of entrants

    On Saturday 3rd August, 25 double-handed crews will set sail from Cowes (Isle of Wight) aboard IMOCAs for the start of the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race, an ocean racing ...
    Published on 04-10-2019 03:22 PM
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    eams CEEREF and Nika make the best in torrential Montenegro conditions
    While the forecasts had looked glum and windless, the Bay of Kotor somehow allowed PRO Peter Reggio and the race committee successfully to lay on two races on the opening day of the 44Cup Porto Montenegro.

    Having been delayed for an hour and a half tied up to the dock off the Regent Porto Montenegro hotel, several teams headed out into the lake-like bay, not expecting to race, but ...
    Published on 04-07-2019 09:50 AM
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    Olympic champions won in just two of the ten classes competing at Mallorca’s biggest ever
    Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar Olympic classes which finished in a blast of strong winds today.

    As the overall trophy for this 50th anniversary edition went to China’s up and coming Yue Tan in a light RS:X Women’s fleet in which there were no medallists competing – it goes to the sailor with the lowest points average over their race series - Britain’s gold medal winning helm Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre ...
    Published on 04-05-2019 10:42 AM
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    When the medal races start on Saturday at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar there will be no pressure on Britain’s 49er pair Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell as the 2017 world champions have clinched the class title at the showcase Olympic classes regatta with a day to spare.

    Sweden’s 470 duo Anton Dahlberg and Frederik Bergström also secured overall victory in a strong division at this key season opening event before their medal race.

    Fletcher and 470 Olympic silver medallist Bithell finish the Finals series for ...
    Published on 04-04-2019 01:54 PM
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    After more than 24 hours of a long and chilling close-up, Le Hub by OC Sport (Charles Caudrelier-Fabien Delahaye) crossed Thursday morning in the lead mark of the Glénan Mare, followed by Breizh Cola Equi'Thé (Gildas Mahé-Morgan Lagravière) and Leyton (Arthur Le Vaillant-Pascal Bidégorry). Now 100 miles from a descent probably very fast to Saint-Gilles Croix-de-Vie where the first are expected Thursday afternoon.

    It will have been very long this edge of nearly 165 miles between the buoy BXA, at the entrance to the estuary of the Gironde, crossed Wednesday at 5:15 by the first, and that of the Mare Glénan! It took the peloton more than 28 hours to finally finish with what Yann Eliès, skipper of St Michel, compared before the departure of Saint-Gilles Croix-de-Vie to a "path of Saint-Jacques ...
    Published on 04-04-2019 09:01 AM
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    Top USA Nacra 17 team of Anna Weis and Riley Gibbs are in 12th place out of 59 teams and have climbed the ladder
    in short order, yet still have work to do... Riley texted us last ...
    Published on 04-03-2019 02:44 PM
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    Cannes, France - 2 April 2019 - German 470 World Champion Tanja Jacobsohn showed the 50 strong fleet how it's done with some wonderfully consistent sailing at the opening day of the Dragon Grand Prix de Cannes on the Cote d'Azure, France. This first event of the Dragon European Cup 2019 has attracted an extremely strong field from 16 nations across Europe and as far afield as Japan.

    Sparkling sun on the beautiful Iles de ...
    Published on 04-03-2019 12:49 PM
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    It is the time for the top ranked sailors to move up to their A game. And for those who have posted a series of promising qualifying results, or maybe have done well in Miami where the fleet strength and depth is not the same, if they are looking to convert training advances to real results, strong finishes in these first few gold fleet races are vital.

    Such was the case today in the Men’s 470 class. Miami world cup winners Jordi Xammar and Nico Rodriguez, Spain’s fleet leaders when they went afloat in the morning, plummeted to ...
    Published on 04-03-2019 08:36 AM
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    The maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 arrived in Brittany this morning after its long journey by cargo ship from Fremantle, Australia after her retirement from the Jules Verne Trophy attempt, following a major technical failure of the starboard rudder on 1st February 2019. The team had to carefully sail the trimaran to closest landfall, the western Australian coast, ...
    Published on 04-02-2019 12:06 PM
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    Denmark’s Anne Marie Rindom, Olympic bronze medallist in Rio, retains the perfect four wins from four starts record to lead the Laser Radial class at Palma,
    Mallorca’s giant Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar.

    While it is a perfect kick start to the Olympic classes season in Europe, the annual Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar serves as a touchstone for year-on-year progress.
    This time last year, the French women's 470 duo Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz were a new partnership, helm Lecointre having ...
    Published on 04-02-2019 10:09 AM
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    The start of the second stage of the Sardinha Cup, the Great Race No. 1, was given Tuesday at 16h20 under sustained conditions. In the program of the 33 tandems that started from Saint-Gilles Croix-de-Vie: two days and 408 nautical miles of navigation between the Gironde estuary and the Glénan archipelago which should make a first selection among the fleet.

    "After a Warm-up that was very well named, this second stage promises to be committed, we knew it was coming, we are there! " When leaving Tuesday afternoon early pontoon No. 8 Saint-Gilles Croix-de-Vie ...
    Published on 04-01-2019 02:39 PM
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    A long opening day of the 50th anniversary edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR was more frustrating for the classes which were sent out to race earlier in the day, the Nacra 17, Lasers and Laser Radials racing out from Ca’n Pastilla had to contend with an unsettled, very light offshore wind before the afternoon sea breeze which took time to fill.

    The classes which started later had the best of the day, the 470s and FX’s required ...
    Published on 04-01-2019 10:23 AM
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    The French Equivalent of the USCG , had their hand full with the rescue of a group of sailor that had dismasted last week
    near Bonifacio, located on the southern tip of the Island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea.

    The National Society ...
    Published on 03-26-2019 10:30 AM
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    World Sailing is pleased to announce that the L30, a 30-foot one design keelboat, has been selected as the supplied equipment for World Sailing's Offshore World Championship from 2020.

    The L30 is a light, modern one design boat with racing at its core, making it a perfect fit for the Championship. As a one design boat, every boat is the same length, ...
    Published on 03-13-2019 03:08 PM
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    Windsurf UK Reports

    Australian windsurfer Jaeger Stone wins Red Bull Storm Chase as 131kph wind gusts and 8m waves batter the Irish Coast!
    After a relatively calm start to the day, storm winds and waves arrived in full force for the world’s toughest windsurfing contest.

    March 12th – The powerful forces of a massive North Atlantic storm battered the beaches of northwestern Ireland. Eight world-class ...