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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Olympic championship season upon us

A busy time at present in Olympic sailing with the Laser Radials mid-way into their World Championship up in Largs and the 470 classes holding theirs in the Hague, Holland.

Hi-fliers gatherings

Much Grand Prix dinghy activity on both sides of the Channel at the moment...

Catamaran bonanza

If ever there was a demonstration of why there should be a catamaran in the Olympic Games – this week 159 F18s are in France competing at their Worlds Championship (almost the same size as la

Calm before the storm

A side-effect of the Olympics coming to the UK in 2012 is that more Olympic classes are holding regattas here and so this week the Laser Radial World Championship fires up in Largs.

Nurturing the UK's solo offshore racing talent

Britain has yet to bring the America’s Cup back these shores, but in the meantime another initiative has been put in motion to provide UK sailors with a much improved chance of winning anothe

Pro-European supermaxi campaign

We suppose that with Torbjorn Tornqvist, who runs one of Russia’s largest oil exporting companies, involved with the America’s Cup it should come as no surprise that GazProm, Russia&rsq

The 3Di revolution

In part two of our report on North’s new wunter-product 3Di, we get the low down on how it is to use in the field and how North believe it is set to revolutionise other areas of composite con

34th America's Cup Protocol (draft)

BMW Oracle Racing/GGYC has released the draft version the Protocol document defining the major elements of the 34th America’s Cup.

America's Cup back in Europe?

In our interview with Paul Cayard, the Artemis skipper and WSTA Chairman chews the cud with us and talks of a possible America’s Cup in Europe in 2013 (not 2014).

Back to sea tonight

The leaders in the Royal Western YC’s doublehanded Shetlands Round Britain & Ireland Race set sail from Lowestoft this evening on the final leg to Plymouth, with Marco Nannini and Paul Pe


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