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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Three new IMOCA 60s

One of the interesting battles in this autumn’s Route du Rhum will be between the IMOCA 60s where five of the nine boats entered are VPLP-Verdier designs.

Challenger dissent

A lot of TeamOrigin news and views from yesterday including the welcome backing from Jaguar for next week’s 1851 Cup in Cowes.

The medal maker

Five Olympic Gold medals and three bronzes – the man behind this track record is the Ukrainian-born Head Coach of the Australian Olympic sailing team, Victor Kovalenko.

Cowes Week attractions

Cowes Week is set to be one of the busiest yet. In addition to the main event there is the Extreme Sailing Series racing taking place off Eygpt Point.

Revolutionising the America's Cup

BMW Oracle Racing launch into their Evaluation Trials in Valencia with a pair of RC44 monohulls and Extreme 40 catamarans being used to determine which is makes for the more television-friendly com

Solo offshore racing world championship

Next Tuesday the Solitaire du Figaro sets sail from Le Havre. Entries are down to 45 this year but not the quality with 10-15 boats and their solo skippers capable of winning.

UK sea trials over for British C-Class team

Taking place in a month’s time in Newport, RI, the Little America’s Cup (if we’re allowed to call it that) is lining up to be a fine event.

Experience pays in the 470

A tough week at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship culminated in Matt Belcher and Malcolm Page winning the Men’s division before going into Sunday’s medal race, while title defender

Has summer come and gone?|

This week the weather in northern Europe has severely disrupted sailing at both the Laser Radial Worlds in Largs and also the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships in the Hague.

The road ahead for Luna Rossa

Today Antonio Marrai and Torben Grael clarify (a little) Luna Rossa’s position as a possible fourth time challenger for the America’s Cup, while the five time Olympic medallist also dis


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