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 25 Sep 2010

News from Europe and beyond - including THAT crash

Welcome to this week's edition of our Sail-World.com Europe newsletter.

The Audi Med Cup Circuit Region of Sardina Trophy Regatta is in full swing. Check out our photo galleries, including collision vision and still images, from our various contributing photographers.

TP52 Series Day 2: Crash between Audi A1 powered by ALL4ONE and Bribon - Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy.   Stefano Gattini & Guido Trombetta-Studio Borlenghi

The countdown is on to the start of the Velux 5 Oceans on October 17, while the Dragons and Classic Yachts present a near perfect picture on the Bay of Cannes at the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai.

We have up to date reports and results from the ISAF Womens Match Racing World Championship, the Oyster Regatta at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and from the Extreme Sailing Series in Trapani.

The Barcelona World Race start is fast approaching and in the USA the Rolex Big Boat Series has just concluded on San Francisco Bay and now its the Melges 32 Worlds. And we have great images from both of those events too.



Audi MedCup - Vision and Images from the Bribon and Audi A1 crash
Sander van der Borch,
Audi MedCup Circuit, Bribon and Audi A1 crash images. The following is a sequence of images from the crash between Bribon and Audi A1. The final race of the day was marred by a first beat collision between Audi A1 powered by All4ONE and Bribon. The Franco-German team lost control in the final, painful seconds....... [more]
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2.4mR Worlds - Canadians take over the leader-board
After the first general recall the race committee went straight for the black flag. Bruce had mentioned before the start that the fleet was very nervous and he was right, as the next start was a general recall again. One of the black flag victims was British sailor Helena Lucas the number three overall going in to today.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Soto 40 joins for the 2011 season
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit will see a new key part of the season in 2011 as the exciting new Soto 40 (S40) will play a big role. At least eight of these one design grand prix racers are confirmed as entrants next season including three South American teams, two Spanish teams and one French team.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy Regatta images by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
Photographer Chris Schmid presents this gallery of images from the Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy Regatta.... [more]
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Melges 32 Worlds - Day two photos by Chuck Lantz
Chuck Lantz,
A light wind postponement turned into good breeze on Day Two of the Melges 32 Worlds on San Francisco Bay. Three races of the ten race series were run, with seven protests, two of them resulting in a DSQ for 'Warpath'. Photo gallery by Chuck Lantz... [more]
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Dave Ullman - yachting's elder Statesman (Pt.II).
John Curnow,
In Part I of Dave Ullman – yachting's elder Statesman, we looked at how Dave got into the sport he's somewhat synonymous with. We also learned some of his thoughts on the business of sailing, which he's been working in for over 50 years.... [more]
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America's Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion - Halcyon days revisted
Jan Harley,
America's Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion - Halcyon days revisted - For the better part of a week they sported vintage crew gear, 'Ficker is Still Quicker' buttons, Sverige ties and other team regalia as the reminiscences flowed. And although they all had been to Newport numerous times, for many it was their first visit to Harbour Court.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy Regatta - Good day for Artemis
Paul Cayard,
Paul Cayard reports on the progress of Artemis at the Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy Regatta.... [more]
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Region of Sardinia Trophy - Pressure on for Emirates Team New Zealand
Warren Douglas,
With the series championship firmly in their grasp the crew of NZL 380 switched to more immediate business for the rest of the Audi MedCup regatta at Cagliari. But Day 3 at Cagliari was not great for the team.... [more]
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Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: A day to remember
Soazig Guého,
The multi-coloured Dragons spinnakers and the Classic Yachts majestic rigs created a nearly perfect picture. A racing day to carve in stone and to keep for the future to remember. But on this first autumn day, the sun was still shining for the seventy-three Classic Yachts sailing off the Lerins islands, from La Napoule to La Fourmigue, in a steady southerly wind of around eight knots.... [more]
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Oyster Jubilee Regatta - Fun and games and fine sailing
Jill Campbell,
After waterskiing and collective diving exhibitions had taken place this morning, approximately six knots of easterly breeze allowed racing to get underway and the fleet crossed the start line off Porto Cervo headed for the islands of Mortorio and Soffi.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series, Trapani - Mixed day for Ecover
Lucy Harwood,
The battle for the top spot remains close after day one in Trapani during the penultimate event of the Extreme Sailing Series.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy Regatta - Artemis images
Sander van der Borch images,
Artemis images by Sander van der Borch from the Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy Regatta.... [more]
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Audi A1 All4One finishes 4th in Coastal Race at Audi MedCup
Stephanie Nadin,
For its third competition day in Cagliari, Audi A1 powered by ALL4ONE welcomed on board a special 13th man: the famous actor Jean Reno, who supported the French-German team all along today's coastal race. Jochen Schümann and his team finished in fourth position on this race, after more than three hours racing in front of Cagliari in a wind from 12 to 14 knots. Audi A1 powered by ALL4ONE is in f... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race – Entries bode well for a competitive fleet
Regatta News,
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2010 begins in just a month and over 60 yachts have registered for this ever-challenging 606-nautical mile offshore race, which starts from Grand Harbour in Malta on 23 October 2010.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - 100 days until the start of the 2010/11 edition
BWR Media,
Barcelona World Race is set to begin in just 100 days on December 31st. The national and international response to the regatta is testament to the level of prestige the Barcelona World Race has attained.... [more]
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49er Europeans and and 29er Worlds awarded to Denmark in 2013
Thomas Capitani,
Hosting the 2013 49er European Championship has just been awarded to Sailing Aarhus in Denmark, together with the 29er World Championship and 29erXX World Cup.... [more]
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Melges 32 Worlds 2010 -Worlds get off to a bang on picture perfect day
Chris Ray,
Melges 32 Worlds got underway with a bang on San Francisco Bay. The wind came on and the sun shone.Three races later, a load of tired sailors made their way back to the St Francis Yacht Club, looking forward to three more great days of racing to determine who will be the third Melges World title holder.... [more]
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Cyber – attacks with fake antivirus message repelled by Marine sites
As the Internet becomes the entertainment news and commercial focus worldwide, attempts by cyber-criminal groups continue to disrupt business.... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series Images and results
Chuck Lantz,
Rolex Big Boat Series 2010. More fog and light winds on the final day of the 2010 edition on San Francisco bay. The following are images of the class winners, taken by Chuck Lantz.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2010 officially opens
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championships 2010 has officially opened. After the last team finished crashing through a frothy Narragansett Bay on Monday, a brilliant red-orange sunset greeted the competitors for the opening ceremony of the Championship.... [more]
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