Dutch Olypmic-bound skiff sailors lead both fleets at Allianz Regatta

Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz (NED) held on to their lead in the 18-boat 49erFX fleet and their teammates, Bart Lambriex and Pim van Vugt, advanced to the top of the leaderboard in the 31-boat 49er fleet. Just two out of three races were completed in the 49erFX, and Bekkering and Duetz extended their lead […]

Rio Rivals Renew Battle In Next Olympic Venue

With 35 Olympic medallists and numerous World Champions racing at World Cup Series Enoshima, familiar rivalries have resumed in Japan on the waters of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. Conditions across the opening two days of competition have been ideal for the 466 sailors from 44 nations. A north easterly breeze ranging from 12-17 […]

Social Explosion From Olympic Venue – Test Event Begins

Events held on Olympic waters are often strong indicators on what to expect at the Olympic Games. Following the London 2012 test event in 2011, 17 medalists went on to clinch an Olympic medal, while at the Aquece Rio 2015, Rio 2016’s sailing test event, 16 medalists achieved an Olympic medal a year later. As such […]

Miami Medal Race Live Preview

  The sun shone for the penultimate day of racing at Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella as the scene set itself for Saturday’s live Medal Races. Following a week of grey skies, the sun finally made an appearance as Paralympic racing came to a close and fleet racing across the ten Olympic fleets […]

Playing the cards right in Miami with 200 days to Rio

In 200 days 380 sailors will be set-up at the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, finalising their preparations for the greatest sporting spectacle, the Olympic Games. On 5 August the Rio 2016 Olympic flame will be lit, signalling the start of 17 days of sport. For sailors to get to an Olympic […]

Morning Nerves Shaken Off By Beautiful Breeze

There were a few morning nerves amongst some of the competitors at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland with the forecasted 30 knots never materialising ensuring a beautiful day of racing. A north easterly breeze, not shy of a shift or two, came in at 14-17 knots ensuring another day of strong competition with […]

Golden Memories Remembered At ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth And Portland

Issued on behalf of ISAF Sailing World Cup In June 2015 Spain’s Tamara Echegoyen was in Weymouth and Portland, preparing for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition with her Women’s Match Racing crew of Angela Pumariega and Sofia Toro. The efforts of the Spanish crew were fully concentrated on the Women’s Match Racing event in […]

Fan Turned Up For Final Day In Hyères

From ISAF 49erFX Last on the race track on the final day, the 49erFX provided a blockbuster conclusion. Big breeze and big waves tested the 49erFX sailors and there were some thrills, spills and close shaves in a testing race. One point split overnight leaders Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) and Denmark’s Ida Marie […]

Prize Money, Live Broadcasting, Big Fleets, and Tricky Wind to Start Hyeres

Christophe Launay Photo

The racing got under way in Hyeres today for the second major event of 2015, ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres.  The 49er fleet, 40 boats strong, was up first and started in extremely light conditions.  In fact, conditions were so light that five of the best sailing teams in the world could not finish the […]

2014 Sail Melbourne Report

Day 1 49er Nathan Outteridge and his crew Iain Jensen won a major victory just getting to the start line for their series opening three races. The 49er gold medallists from London missed a connecting flight and left San Francisco on Saturday night, which put them into Melbourne at 9.30am this morning. Sister Haylee drove […]