month : 02/2010

Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland Attracts America’s Cup Challenger of Record

AUCKLAND – Mascalzone Latino Audi Team, the recently-annointed Italian Challenger of Record for the 34th America’s Cup, joins seven other Cup contenders in Auckland next month to race on New Zealand’s Waitemata Harbor for the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland. Inspired by last year’s Louis Vuitton Pacific Series and sailed in former America’s Cup boats, the […]

Trapani, Sicily, Chosen As Italian Venue For 2010 Extreme Sailing Series Europe

Trapani, on the west coast of Sicily (Italy), will be one of the new venues for the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series Europe. As the award-winning Extreme Sailing Series enters its fourth year, the announcement of Trapani as a new host venue demonstrates the continued attraction of this exciting sailing formula to European venues. The event […]

Barcelona and Cascais join Circuit

After several years as potential candidate venues for the Audi MedCup Circuit, two of Europe’s most desirable cities, Barcelona and Cascais/Lisbon, have now been confirmed on the competition schedule for 2010. World Sailing Management and city representatives of Barcelona and Cascais have now reached agreements to ensure that these venues will be two of the […]

BRUNO PEYRON RELAUNCHES THE RACE

Three times holder of the Jules Verne Trophy and creator of The Race, the non-stop crewed race around the world without outside assistance and without limits, Bruno Peyron has officially announced that he has decided to relaunch The Race. After several months of studies and some careful thinking and after consulting the main potential competitors, […]

World Match Racing Tour Announces 2010 Tour Card Holders

Wednesday 17 February 2010, London, UK – The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the names of the nine Tour Card Holders for the 2010 season. After developing the invite policy introduced in 2009, the WMRT has allocated the Tour Cards for 2010 to: Adam Minoprio (NZL) BlackMatch – ISAF Match Racing World Champion […]

ISAF Delighted With Perth 2011 Progress

Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships are on track to be the biggest and most exciting sailing Event ever held on Australian shores, according to a senior International Sailing Federation (ISAF) official. ISAF Events Manager Alastair Fox (United Kingdom) was in Perth last week conducting a review of the progress of the World Championships and […]

Two-time America’s Cup champion Alinghi loses the America’s Cup 2-0

 Valencia, Spain – (2010-02-14) Alinghi put forth a tremendous effort today in its attempt to defend the 33rd America’s Cup. The Swiss team from the Société Nautique de Genève led for most of the first leg of the triangular course, but couldn’t hold off the Challenger BMW Oracle Racing. Alinghi lost the race by 5m26s […]

A southerly wind is expected for the triangle course

A southerly wind is expected for the triangle course   Valencia, Spain – (2010-02-14) Another chilly day is expected on the water today when Alinghi heads to the race course looking to even the best-of-three 33rd America’s Cup Match at 1-1. Today’s course is the 39nm equilateral triangle as per the Deed of Gift and […]

Alinghi looks to Race 2 of the 33rd America’s Cup on Sunday

Valencia, Spain – (2010-02-12) Alinghi lost Race 1 of the 33rd America’s Cup, a best-of-three series, today after a hard fought pre-start and a 40nm race. The Defender from the Société Nautique de Genève took an early lead onto the course, but didn’t hold on to it. „The crew work went well. The difference was […]

Perth International Regatta Dates Announced

 Perth 2011 Event Director John Longley today announced the dates of the major test event for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.  „After negotiation with Yachting Australia and ISAF, I am pleased to advise the dates for the Perth International Regatta are from Tuesday 16th to Sunday 21st November 2010,“ Mr Longley said, from […]