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Challenger Commission does not support Protocol change
VALENCIA, SPAIN-(7-4-2007) Louis Vuitton Cup
Valencia, Spain - The Challenger Commission met on Saturday morning to deal with an issue arising from a request for redress by +39 Challenge.
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Alinghi dominates Valencia Louis Vuitton Act 13 - Kiwis win the challenger ranking
VALENCIA, SPAIN-(7-4-2007) Louis Vuitton Cup
Valencia, Spain - On a day that dawned with torrential downpours and fickle winds, by race time the skies had cleared and the wind soon stabilised to the point where the Race Committee could start the races after only a short delay.
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The Defender stays top of the table on a good racing day in Valencia
VALENCIA, SPAIN-(6-4-2007) Louis Vuitton Cup
Valencia, Spain - Two races were completed on schedule on Friday as ideal racing conditions returned to Valencia. Both Alinghi and Luna Rossa posted strong results on the day; each earning a pair of top three finishes.
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The most equaled Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia – Mapfre in history
OALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN-(6-4-2007) Princess Sofia Trophy
Oalma de Mallorca, Spain - The excellent weather conditions of the Bay of Palma were finally present on the last day of competition and offered spectacular racing in the medal race of the 38 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia – Mapfre. Only the top ten sailors of each Olympic class sailed in the Medal Race, which scores double points and cannot be discarded. Therefore, due to the great level of the competitors and the equal points in the standings, there was tension in the air. But the S wind, 12 to 14 knots offered great sailing for competitors, spectators and international media representatives.
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2007 South American Championship underway
SOUTH AFRICA-(6-4-2007) Soling South American Championship
South Africa - Three races in the first day of racing from SE with 15-16 knots, the first and second windward / leeward courses of six legs, the third one was a double triangle course.
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Only five classes could sail today due to the heavy showers that left the bay without wind
OALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN-(5-4-2007) Princess Sofia Trophy
Oalma de Mallorca, Spain - Today’s heavy showers in the Bay of Palma left the eight racing areas of the 38 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia – Mapfre without wind. Only classes Star, Finn, 49er and Tornado completed one race and the Yngling fleet sailed two races before the light morning breeze dropped completely. The SW wind of average 5 knots that blew in the bay of Palma complicated today’s races demanding the competitors’ high tactical knowledge to remain in the top positions of the fleet. The Race Committees also faced problems to lay the courses and get races started.
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The similarity of teams is offering a magnificent show in waters of the bay Palma
OALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN-(4-4-2007) Princess Sofia Trophy
Oalma de Mallorca, Spain - Another excellent day of racing at the 38 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia – Mapfre for both competitors and the media representatives that have attended the regatta. Classes sailing in groups started today the final series divided in groups gold, silver and bronze. The great and equal level of competitors (with eleven 2005 Olympics medallists, 25 European titles and practically the top ten of each class) is bringing big changes in the partial results.
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Atypical wind
OALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN-(3-4-2007) Princess Sofia Trophy
Oalma de Mallorca, Spain - The 926 boats and 1.487 competitors that participate these days at the 38 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia – Mapfre had to wait again for the wind, which blew from S-SE between six and fifteen knots, to stabilize in the bay of Palma. The overcast sky with which the day started announced what was going to happen. In some of the eight racing areas the committees made several attempts to give starts but the wind drop and the important wind shifts resulted in invalid starts and new starting procedures.
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The wind blew up to 18 knots and three races were sailed in many classes
OALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN-(3-4-2007) Princess Sofia Trophy
Oalma de Mallorca, Spain - Finally today the wind blew at the 38 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía – Mapfre. SW – W , 14 to 18 knots making it possible to sail three races in many classes bringing several changes in the overall results.
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Changeable winds on the first day of racing
PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN-(1-4-2007) Princess Sofia Trophy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain - Changeable winds were seen on the first day of racing at the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia – Mapfre in which all classes were programmed to compete except for the Dragon class. A total of 860 boat sailed out to sea with a forecast that announced embat wind that was light and momentary to drop again and leaving almost the whole bay without wind. Most classes could only sail a quite complicated race today.
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Record number of entries and nations at the 38 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia – Mapfre
PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN-(31-3-2007) Princess Sofia Trophy
Palma de Mallorca, Spain - The 38 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia, which is sponsored for a second consecutive year by insurance company MAPFRE, will be held from 30 March to 6 April with record figures: around 1000 boats, 1,600 competitors and up to 52 nations have entered this edition, a considerable increase with respect to last year (852 boats, 1,350 competitors and 38 nations, even more significant if we consider that there was a class less in that edition).
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Internationals in the RS:X; NZL in the Lasers
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND-(10-2-2007) Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand - Four races were sailed today for all Olympic classes except the Tornado at Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland 2007. The ISAF Grade 1 regatta being sailed at Kohimarama Yacht Club in Auckland is now half way through, with an increase in breeze expected tomorrow.
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Sunny but shifty on day one
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND-(9-2-2007) Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand - Auckland put on a clear sunny day for the start of Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland regatta. The first race of the day got underway in 5-8 knots of easterly breeze, though this collapsed leaving race officials and sailors challenged with light and shifty breeze.
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U.S. Sailors Win Three Gold, One Silver, Two Bronze Medals
MIAMI FL. USA-(27-1-2007) Rolex Miami OCR
Miami Fl. USA - It was a tooth-and-nail day as sailors competing in the finals of US SAILING's 2007 Rolex Miami OCR fought it out on Biscayne Bay for medals in 11 Olympic classes. The sun shone brilliantly and the winds blew 8-10 knots, providing a perfect wrap-up for the competition, which hosted more sailors -- 855 from 49 countries -- than it ever has in its 18 annual runnings. After five days of fleet racing, which concluded yesterday, medalists were determined in three Paralympic classes. The top ten overall finishers in the Olympic classes advanced to today's single medal race, replicating the new Olympic format that will debut in Qingdao, China in 2008.
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One Race Tomorrow, One Last Chance to Win a Medal
MIAMI FL. USA-(26-1-2007) Rolex Miami OCR
Miami Fl. USA - It's down to the wire now at US SAILING's 2007 Rolex Miami OCR, where 855 competitors from 49 countries have completed the five-day fleet racing portion of the competition, and the top ten from the overall standings in each of 11 Olympic classes are preparing for tomorrow's finals.  Following the new Olympic format, the finals will consist of only one
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Inconsistent Conditions Make Sailing a Survival Contest
MIAMI FL. USA-(25-1-2007) Rolex Miami OCR
Miami Fl. USA - Mother Nature threw a nasty curveball at 855 competitors from 49 countries competing today at US SAILING’s 2007 Rolex Miami OCR. In addition to the usual need for tactics and boat speed, a certain level of toughness was required, as sailors battled a wide range of elements on Biscayne Bay. Even for elite sailors who train full-time in their pursuit of Olympic medals, today’s conditions tested their survival skills.
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Wet final day for Olympic Classes Medal Races
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA-(20-1-2007) Sail Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia - The Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club at Sail Melbourne conducted the Medal Races as a finale to the week-long event in very wet conditions.
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Most racing abandoned
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA-(19-1-2007) Sail Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia - In conditions reminiscent of the tropics rather than Southern Australia, most racing was abandoned today at Sandringham Yacht Club, host of the Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta, with hardly a breath of air to be had.
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Light air sailors excel
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA-(18-1-2007) Sail Melbourne
Another hot start to the day at the ISAF Grade 1 Olympic & Invited Classes Regatta being hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club at Sail Melbourne on Day 4.

Courtesy of Sports The Library
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From light to honking
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA-(17-1-2007) Sail Melbourne Olymic & invited classes
What started as a steamy light breeze day turned into a typically slightly chilly honking sea breezed afternoon on Port Phillip where the Sail Melbourne Olympic & Invited Classes held their third day of competition.

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Hot wait for the Olympic Classes at day two
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA-(15-1-2007) Sail Melbourne Olymic & invited classes
Melbourne, Australia - The temperature hitting 39 degrees and a light breeze faced competitors for day two of the Sail Melbourne Olympic & Invited Classes at Sandringham Yacht Club today.
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First day with no wind and a hazy sky
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA-(15-1-2007) Sail Melbourne Olymic & invited classes
Melbourne, Australia - No wind and a hazy sky greeted competitors on the first day of the Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta being hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club at Sail Melbourne today.
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420 World Champs Successfully Defend Title
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND-(9-1-2007) 420 World Championship
Carl Evans and Peter Burling have successfully defended their title winning the 420 World Championships for 2007 being sailed off Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore.

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Women's Title for NZL in Preliminary Results
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND-(8-1-2007) 420 World Championship
Auckland, New Zealand - Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie are celebrating tonight after establishing an unassailable lead in the Women's 420 World Championships. While results from Takapuna today are still preliminary the pair of Laser Radial sailors appears to have sealed the Women's 420 World Championship title without having to sail the final two races.
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Light Winds Don't Dampen the Kiwi Charge
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND-(7-1-2007) 420 World Championship
Auckland, New Zealand - 232 sailors at the 420 World Championships 2007 in Takapuna were tested today with light shifty conditions. New Zealand managed to shine through despite the trying conditions, and the overnight leaders are looking even stronger.
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Another Great Day for NZL
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND-(6-1-2007) 420 World Championship
Auckland, New Zealand - Its NZL top three in the Open and NZL top four in the Women's division at the 420 World Championships being sailed off Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore. Evans and Burling lead the Open, while Aleh and Powrie lead the Women's.
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470 Internationale launches new Sailors Support Programme
MILAN, ITALY-(19-12-2006) 470 Intl. 2008 Olympic Pathway Solidarity Grant
Milan, Italy - 470 Internationale announces the continuation of its Sailors’ Support Programmes with the “2008 Olympic Pathway Solidarity Grant”. The new Programme aims at the support of talented 470 sailors with sailing ambitions and abilities on Olympic levels who find financial or infrastructural obstacles on their way to Olympic Qualification.
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Plenty of breeze
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(18-12-2006) Sydney International regatta
Sydney, Australia - Steve Jarvin Motors Sydney International Regatta competitors were greeted today with a 10 knot easterly breeze which built to 20 knots and swung to the nor’ east during the course of day three of racing for the 280 sailors.
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Competition Hots Up
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(17-12-2006) Sydney International regatta
Sydney, Australia - The nine fleets racing at the Steve Jarvin Motors started the second day of racing after being held ashore while the race committees waited for to the breeze to come in and settle.  The fickle easterly breeze made for a tough day on the water with each course having to change their course positions multiple times.
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Sydney International Regatta Gets Underway with over 280 Competitors
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(16-12-2006) Sydney International regatta
Sydney, Australia - A fleet of over 280 competitors from eighteen countries including Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Great Britain, Norway, India, Mexico, Spain, Chile, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Turkey, France, China, Ireland, Canada and Hungary all completed day one of the four days of racing planned for Steve Jarvin Motors Sydney International Regatta 2006.
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Hobart Yachts head north for journey down south on Boxing Day
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(15-12-2006) Rolex Sydney Hobert Yacht Race
Sydney, Australia - Yesterday the three Tasmanian yachts contesting the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart set sail for Sydney to prepare for the Boxing Day bluewater classic in 11 days time.
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AUSTRALIANS DARREN BUNDOCK AND GLENN ASHBY 2006 TORNADO WORLD CHAMPIONS
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-(9-12-2006) Tornado World Championship
Buenos Aires, Argentina - The Ozzies claimed the title with one race to spare. Local heroes Argentineans Santiago Lange & Carlos Espinola had a brilliant race and are second on the podium. Austrians Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher are third.
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Australians Darren Bundock & Glenn Ashby Consolidating their Lead
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-(8-12-2006) Tornado World Championship
Buenos Aires, Argentina - The Australians Darren Bundock & Glenn Ashby and Argentineans Santiago Lange & Carlos Espinola had an excellent day having each a bullet and a second on today's races.
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Clock ticking for Rolex Sydney Hobart entrant
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(7-12-2006) Rolex Sydney Hobert Yacht Race
Sydney, Australia - Most Rolex Sydney Hobart skippers and crews are enjoying an incident free lead up to the 26 December start on Sydney Harbour but the clock is ticking for one entrant.
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Australians Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby take over the lead
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-(7-12-2006) Tornado World Championship
Buenos Aires, Argentina - It took some time for the breeze to come in today. Race 5 was delayed in 45 minutes and started in very light conditions - SE 6-8 knots.
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Another bullet for AUT Roman Hagara & Hans Peter Steinacher
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-(6-12-2006) Tornado World Championship
Buenos Aires, Argentina - A sunny warm weather is back to San Isidro. The Tornados sailed races 3 & 4 with a nice SE 10-12 knots breeze.
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Good Start for French Xavier Revil and Christophe Espagnon
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-(5-12-2006) Tornado World Championship
Buenos Aires, Argentina - The first day of racing started with light and shifty wind conditions. The RC postponed on the water the start of race 1 until the conditions improved.
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All set for the 48 boats competing at the 2006 Tornado World Championship in San Isidro, Argentina.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-(4-12-2006) Tornado World Championship
Buenos Aires, Argentina - 48 Tornados from 20 Nations have finished Registration and Measurement for the 2006 Tornado World Championship that is taking place at the Club Nautico San Isidro, San Isidro, Argentina.
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Dutch Athens 2004 sailors Booth and Dercksen go head to head in Tornado Worlds
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-(4-12-2006) Tornado World Championship
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Mitch Booth and Herbert Dercksen will go head to head today during the first race of the Tornado Worlds. It’s all on for the former team mates from Holland. Support of the Dutch Sailing Federation, Dutch Olympic Committee and title sponsor Zwitserleven are at stake.
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Can McMillan and Howden turn Tornado silver into gold
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-(4-12-2006) Tornado World Championship - Team GBR
Buenos Aires, Argentina - With racing at the 2006 Tornado World Championships due to start on 5 December, Skandia Team GBR's sailors are already in place in San Isidro, Argentina, preparing for what is set to be a close battle for the world title.
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Little old lady of this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart wets her keel
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(2-12-2006) Rolex Sydney Hobert Yacht Race
Sydney, Australia - Following a ten and a half month restoration involving up to 12 shipwrights working at one time and 15,500 man hours, Maluka, the oldest and smallest boat contesting the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart was today launched at Woolwich Dock, Sydney.
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