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Wednesday 30 November 2011
Pirates on the next leg of the Volvo round the world race and two people killed by sharks in the waters off the race tracks of the world championships of sailing, with 10 world titles at stake, make sailing look even more dangerous than is normal.
Wednesday 02 November 2011
Tough conditions still face the Transat Jacques Vabre fleet of 35 yachts as it left Le Havre bound for Costa Rica after a 72-hour delay to allow the worst of an Atlantic depression to blow through at over 50 knots.
Saturday 15 October 2011
Double world match race champion Ian Williams is leading the Almeria grand prix, eighth on the Extreme Sailing Series 2011 calendar, at the half way point in Almeria, Spain.
Saturday 17 September 2011
Victory was sweet for the British-based Rán winning the Barcelona Trophy finale of the Audi MedCup series. It crowned a debut season for Skype founder Niklas Zennström in his 52-footer and completed the treble of back-to-back Fastnet Race wins and the Mini-maxi division of the world series in Porto Cervo.
Wednesday 14 September 2011
The gloves are off after the opening quartet of races for the Barcelona Trophy in the Audi MedCup series with the British-based Rán going head to head with the local favourite Bribón.
Friday 02 September 2011
In the shadow of the Cresta Run, the green jersey of the King of the Mountains moved significantly closer for Britain’s Ian Williams as he topped the league table at the St. Moritz Match Race.
Sunday 28 August 2011
The local favourites delivered a convincing win as the Spanish yacht Bribón won the Murcia Trophy, fourth in the series of five which makes up the Audi MedCup. The 52-footer had just two results outside the top three in the nine races.
Friday 26 August 2011
Nip and tuck all the way, the fan master in the sky pressed the on button, produced a steadily strengthening breeze, and set up some furiously close racing, three of them, on the third day of the Murcia trophy. He also brought a ration of woe.
Thursday 25 August 2011
Off to a bad start on the opening day of the Audi MedCup regatta in Cartagena, Spain, the British-based TP52 Rán, owned by Skype founder Niklas Zennström, added a couple more on a second day delayed by light wind.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
The light air specialists came through strongly in the opening race of the fourth regatta for the Murcia Trophy in the Audi MedCup series, but it was a day to put in the bin for Niklas Zennström’s south coast-based Rán team.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Revenge was sweet for Dean Barker and his Emirates Team New Zealand as they grabbed the first fleet trophy of the America’s Cup World Series off Lisbon in a winner-takes-all single race.
Saturday 13 August 2011
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Friday 12 August 2011
Two more medals were won by Team GBR at the official Olympic test event in Weymouth, meaning that the target of four has already been achieved and there are chances for still more, not least from reigning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie.
Thursday 11 August 2011
One crewman was airlifted to hospital with a worrying head injury, four more were treated in the local hospital, three classes, the Mermaids, the Sunbeams and the Sonars, abandoned any hope of racing before even trying as Aberdeen Cowes week served up another spicy goulash of wind and waves.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
The X factor hit Cowes fair and square between the eyes today as most of a fleet of 145 entered in a glorious celebration of their centenary year descended on the Royal Yacht Squadron start line.
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