Calling sailing elitist is a misconception Of course all sports at the highest level are expensive to compete; it costs a fortune to win the Tour de France. But in terms of grass-roots level, it's relatively inexpensive; you don't need your own dinghy, and at my local club in Lymington, local school pupils can sail for a fiver – that's comparable to any other sport.
America's Cup Of Sailing
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Sunday 05 June 2011
Sail for gold or sail for glory is the dilemma facing a confident British squad going into the UK staging of a world championship event for Olympic boats on the track which will host the Games next year.
Thursday 26 May 2011
Changes to the format of the America’s Cup preliminary events are being considered in San Francisco by the holder, Larry Ellison’s Oracle Racing Team, the sponsoring Golden Gate Yacht Club and the organisation they have set up to arrange regattas over the next 48 months, the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA).
Thursday 19 May 2011
Earlier this week David Cameron gave a speech on the Government’s NHS reforms.
Thursday 19 May 2011
Niklas Zennström spent last winter with two central tasks. One was putting all the finishing touches to the selling of the company in which he was a co-founder, Skype, to Microsoft for £5.2bn. The other was keeping day to day tabs on the design, build, launch and commissioning of his new racing yacht, like the others named Rán, the Norse goddess of storms, who specialised in sinking ships and collecting the bodies of drowned sailors.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
For the first time in its long history, the America’s Cup is to see the resignation of the Challenger of Record and the appointment of a replacement.
Sunday 15 May 2011
Match Race France was won in France in a final contested by two Frenchmen as the opening of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour was brought to a brisk end. A Mistral was threatening to scream through Marseille at 40 knots on what was originally scheduled to be the finals day, Sunday.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Trial in Marseille, tribulation in Rome as former world champion Ian Williams struggled to make the cut in the opening World Match Racing Tour grand prix of the season and the America’s Cup Challenger of Record, Mascalzone Latino, abandoned any hope of competing in 2013.
Saturday 07 May 2011
Two potential British Olympic medal winners in 2012 were given final notice in St. Petersburg today that their events would be chopped from the 2016 games in Brazil.
Friday 29 April 2011
Triple Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie rammed home his dominance as the world’s top singlehanded dinghy racer with a team-inspiring second gold medal at world series event, this time in Hyeres, France.
Sunday 17 April 2011
Two British champions were at the bookends of the 11-boat fleet contesting the second Extreme Sailing Series of the season in Qingdao, China.
Friday 15 April 2011
Collisions and capsizes punctuated the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta off the Olympic sailing venue of Qingdao on Friday.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
British sailor Dee Caffari became the only woman to have sailed around the world non-stop three times when she finished the Barcelona World Race today.
Saturday 09 April 2011
The boy Ben is back. Triple gold and silver Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie, freed from the cares of a possible America’s Cup campaign, was rewarded for some concentrated winter training with an emphatic win in the singlehanded Finn class at Spain's Princess Sofia regatta today.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Britain's Beijing gold medal-winning sailors Ben Ainslie, Paul Goodison and Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson lead their respective classes at the halfway stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series event in Palma.
Monday 28 March 2011
China has announced that it will contest the historic America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. The cup, born out of an American win off the Isle of Wight in 1851, is now held by computer software billionaire Larry Ellison’s Oracle Racing.
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