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    Published on 09-20-2017 10:34 AM
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    (Wednesday 20th Septmember, Menorca) – In the three-cornered battle for the 2017 52 SUPER SERIES title, Harm Müller-Spreer's Platoon crew fought back today to earn a very useful second place from the one, light-airs race at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week regatta, and close the gap very slightly on circuit leaders Azzurra and move a little further ahead of title challengers Quantum Racing, the 2016 circuit champions.

    In essence, this one light-airs race mirrored, again, what has been seen prevailing often this season. Quantum Racing made an excellent start, led for most of the race, but were caught out on the last run when they, and Azzurra sailed ...
    Published on 09-20-2017 09:20 AM
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    Although it's hard to fathom, but the Rolex Big Boat Series wasn't the only sailing event going on last week,
    and some pretty damn impressive action was going on in the uber wealthy resort land known as Monaco.

    Carlo Borlenghi was on hand to capture on particularly windy day at Monaco Classic Week




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    Published on 09-19-2017 09:58 AM
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    Early action at the Standard Worlds putting sailors to the test!



    all images © Duje Petric Photography





    Pavlos Kontides is the New Laser Standard World Champion

    (Split, Croatia) – The second electrical storm of the week at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships passed by Split today while the fleet were held on shore. Although it was not directly overhead, it was strong enough ...
    Published on 09-18-2017 09:23 AM
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    Porto Cervo, September 16, 2017. The Audi J/70 World Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, in collaboration with the J/70 International Class Association, and with the Title Sponsor Audi, and Official Sailmaker Quantum Sails.

    With numerous General Recalls, Black Flag in play, and a full on foam up. The Audi J/70 World Championship had a thrilling climax to remember for years to come. With sparkling sunshine, a significant sea state, and a warm westerly ...
    Published on 09-13-2017 09:12 AM
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    With too much wind to play sailboat, the folks at the J-70 Worlds have found other ways to entertain themselves.
    of th 173 boats that were originally registered, 7 were determined not to be class compliant. one of which, apparently on of which
    is the son of Vincenzo Onorato, who has taken exception to his son's boat expulsion:






    AUDI J70 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: LETTER FROM VINCENZO ONORATO

    Porto Cervo (OT), 13rd settembre 2017

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    Published on 09-12-2017 09:43 AM
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    Lake Balaton (Hungary) - During Finland's World Championships, these days on Lake Balaton in Hungary, Finnish athlete Mikael Hyryläinen had a bad surprise on board.
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    Published on 09-10-2017 10:03 AM
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    Momo crowned Rolex
    Maxi 72 World Champion
    International Maxi Association press release issued on 9th September 2017




    Germany's Dieter Schön and the crew of Momo claimed the 2017 Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship held off Porto Cervo. The event, run in conjunction with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, was the closest yet, both events organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the International Maxi Association, the body sanctioned by World Sailing ...
    Published on 09-07-2017 11:39 AM
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    Tramontane Turns Up the Heat At the Nacra 17 Worlds, Italians On The Up

    After a relatively benign, gentle introduction Tuesday to the Nacra 17 World Championships – the first ever in flying, foiling 2020 Olympic mode, La Grande Motte’s Baie d’Aigue Mortes in the South of France’s Camargue region, progressively turned up the heat today as the NW’ly Tramontane breeze ...
    Published on 09-07-2017 10:26 AM
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    A singleton windward-leeward race for the Maxi 72s and Wallys was held on what for all the other classes was a layday at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo. Two races were scheduled to make up for those lost earlier in the week, but, after the first was completed, the wind suddenly piped up to 28 knots causing PRO Peter Craig to suspend racing for the day.

    Held for the world's largest racing yachts, the Maxi Yacht ...
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    Tricky conditions and dual breezes made life difficult on day two of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo. This annual event for the world's largest racing yachts is organised jointly by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the International Maxi Association, the body sanctioned by World Sailing to represent the Maxi classes.

    Today the seven fleets were split, the Maxi 72s and Wallys sailing windward-leewards. After a short delay both were sent off up the course into a light north ...
    Published on 09-05-2017 02:09 PM
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    Gimson and Burnett Lead GBR 1-2 After US Crew Penalised At Nacra 17 Worlds

    American duo Riley Gibbs and Louisa Chafee lead the Nacra 17 World Championships after the first three qualifying races were contested in light, sub 10 kt breezes and pleasant sunshine off La Grande Motte’s Baie de Aigues Mortes. They were protested after ...
    Published on 09-04-2017 04:34 PM
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    Nenad Bugarin masters Balaton breeze on opening day of 2017 Opel Finn Gold Cup
    September 4, 2017
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    Nenad Bugarin, from Croatia, is the early leader at the 2017 Opel Finn Gold Cup at Balatonföldvár, Hungary. Two very tricky races in shifty and patchy conditions left much of the fleet with at least one high score, but home favourite, Zsombor Berecz is second, with Piotr Kula, from Poland, in third. Ed Wright, from Britain, won the first race, while Bugarin won the second.

    The time for preparation had ended and it was time to race. In the end 113 Finns made it to the start line for some tight and tricky racing ...
    Published on 09-03-2017 08:26 AM
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    Matasinhos, Portugal (2 September 2017) – Another day meant another obstacle from mother nature at the 2017 International 49er and FX World Championship, where an unstable land breeze teased the gold medal fleets this morning for their 10 AM start. Both the men's 49er and the women's FX skiff started races in 6-10 knots of Easterly breeze, only to see the wind shut off completely as they headed to their respected finish lines.

    Some of the 140 teams from 27 nations were jumpy with anticipation and all enjoyed ...
    Published on 08-31-2017 02:41 PM
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    Porto, Portugal (31 August 2017) -- For four years, three teams have worked together as training partners for the benefit of them all, even as they battled at every event for gold and glory in the 49er FX, the women's Olympic skiff class. They've fought over World and European Championships, they've fought over World Cups, and their battle for Olympic Gold wasn't over until the final ...
    Published on 08-30-2017 04:51 PM
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    After losing the first two days of the49er and FX World Championship to a lack of sailable conditions, Day 3 of the 2017 Worlds opened under yet another curtain of fog, rain, and light air. With a tantalizing breeze a few miles offshore just beyond the fog banks, frustration reigned ashore for sailors, coaches, and race officials as the waiting game continued.

    At around 2 PM, the first rays of sun tickled the top of the masts just as the Northerly breeze began ...
    Published on 08-24-2017 09:19 AM
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    Steve Brewin leads after 5 races completed, 4 of them from the qualifying series where the top riders where divided in two fleets, and 1 Final stage race with fleets divided in Gold & Silver.
    Big waves today and around 17knots made for a harsh day on the water, many top guys decided to sit down once passing the windward mark. Arg friends reports to be as tough as one of our Sudestes wave conditions.

    The fleets went out early today for two qualy races, then went ...
    Published on 08-16-2017 03:45 PM
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    As the world´s best 8 metre sailors gather together at the waterside, the late summer conditions could hardly be better at Hankø.
    Clear sky and slightly above 20 degrees welcome the participants of this year´s 8 Metre World Cup at Hankø Yacht Club tonight. After two days of tune up races during the weekend, the official World cups kicked off on Monday 14. The first warning signals will be at 1200 every day during the race week. 28 yachts from nine nations, including H.M King Harald of Norway ´s "Sira", will be fighthing on the water to win the World Cup Trophee ...
    Published on 08-16-2017 08:47 AM
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    Ugo Fonolla/Volvo Ocean Race

    Spanish team MAPFRE completed overall Leg Zero victory in the early hours of Wednesday (16 August) and struck the first psychological blow in the build-up to the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.

    But what the Leg Zero series of qualifiers confirmed above all is that all the teams boasting race experience and/or preparation time are extremely closely matched.

    The newer teams know they have more work to do, but there are still plenty of positives to take from the ...
    Published on 08-15-2017 10:27 AM
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    Setting off at 4am on Wednesday 9th August Ollie Hill, Ella Lance and Joshua Davies attempted to break the 30-year-old record of 13 hours and 55 minutes for going around the Isle of Wight in Optimist dinghies. The previous record was set ...
    Published on 08-13-2017 02:10 PM
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    The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 Test Event comes to an end, as the five remaining gold medallists are decided.
    The last day of the Test Event kicked off with sunny and windy conditions in the Bay of Aarhus, Denmark. Temperatures reached 19°C, and a south-westerly breeze of 11 - 15 knots, gusting 20, provided challenging conditions for competitors.

    After 5 of the Olympic ...