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.
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Thursday 07 October 2010
An emphatic win in the 28-mile coastal race by the Argentinian yacht Matador pushed them up to second overall in the TP52 World Championship and cut the lead of America’s Quantum to just one point.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
The Russians in the form of the Synergy team put in a strong performance on the first day of the TP52 World Championship on a perfect day for racing.
Saturday 02 October 2010
Britain is pulling out of one of the pinnacle events in world yacht racing, the America's Cup.
Friday 01 October 2010
Britain is pulling out of one of the pinnacle events in world yacht racing, the America’s Cup.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Saturday 25 September 2010
The notorious Mistral blew the Audi MedCup off its Sardinian track on Saturday, but not before a boisterous finale saw Britain's Team Origin bring the curtain down on a high note and Emirates Team New Zealand, with back-to-back championship wins, confirm its place as the world’s top sailing outfit.
Friday 24 September 2010
With all Audi MedCup racing cancelled in a drenched and miserable Cagliari the focus turned to the introduction of a new class to join the circuit next year, confirmation that Audi will back the event for three more years, and some dithering on the part of the America's Cup challengers.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Coastal races have not been happy hunting grounds for Britain's Team Origin in the 2010 Audi MedCup series and in the last of the four which have been staged this year, the story repeated itself.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
It took Emirates Team New Zealand an opening race to clear its throat and then the defending champions of the Audi MedCup series were in full harmony to finish second in the second race and solo supremacy to win the third.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
John Cutler is a professional sportsman. Born near Maine Road, he is still a Manchester City fan, he won an Olympic bronze medal for New Zealand in 1988, married a lady from Vancouver called Caroline, and lives in Aix-en-Provence when not in Auckland. His life, he says, is "kind of precarious."
Friday 17 September 2010
The fanfares promising a spectacular future for the America's Cup have been followed by two key appointments, one Australian, one British, to run not only the Cup but all of its associated events.
Monday 13 September 2010
The America's Cup is back on track. It may not be a track to everyone's liking but a "new era" was promised by the boss of the defending team, Russell Coutts, in his BMW-Oracle base in Valencia today.
Sunday 12 September 2010
A Swiss billionaire has stepped in to save plans to create the world's largest marine reserve from public spending cuts, it emerged today.
Saturday 11 September 2010
The bumpy road that has been the America's Cup for the last three years is set to become more smooth in Valencia on Monday when Russell Coutts unveils plans to boost its future, including a new boat, a new format, the year in which it will be staged, and rules for the competitors.
Sunday 05 September 2010
The dream came true on San Francisco Bay for 32-year old Ed Wright with a tour de force win of the Gold Cup world championship in the heavyweight Olympic singlehander, the Finn.
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