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Women sport news - Medal races: mission accomplished in Hyeres
Despite a pessimistic forecast, the intense medal race programme was completed as scheduled. The wind, light and often shifty forced the committee to adjust constantly the course. photo Richard Langdon/Skandia Team GBR
Women sport news -  Race 9 of Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race gets underway
With the Californian sun shining and ten knots of breeze from the north west, Race 9 of the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race series began at 1300 local (2000 GMT). Uniquely Singapore was the first of the ten-internationally sponsored yachts across the line, closely followed by their Asian rivals, Qingdao. photo Douglas Peebles onEdition
Women sport news - ISAF President Draws Equipment For Olympic Games
ISAF President Göran Petersson completed the random draw for the allocation of the supplied equipment at the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. photo During a visit to the ISAF Secretariat, ISAF President Göran Petersson completes the random draw for the allocation of the supplied equipment at the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. ISAF
Women sport news - Great Britain Top Nation in Heyeres
Great Britain emerged as top nation at the conclusion of the French Olympic Sailing Week on Friday (25 April). John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas won Gold in the Paralympic Sonar class on Thursday, with Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson bronze in the Yngling event.
25. April Sailing520
Women sport news - Brits scoop Sonar gold in Hyeres

Brits scoop Sonar gold in Hyeres

John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas have claimed Great Britain’s first medal at the French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres, clinching gold with a day to spare in the Paralympic Sonar class on Thursday (24 April). photo Richard Langdon Skandia Team GBR
24. April Sailing515
Women sport news - Ready, Set, Go for medal races

Ready, Set, Go for medal races

Another difficult day ended in Hyères. A light sea breeze appeared late allowing minimum racing for all classes before the medal race. The conditions suited sailors who have started their preparation for Qingdao. Most of the leaders are keeping their position but no one is safe before the decisive and non discardable medal race tomorrow. photo Gilles Martin-Raget
23. April Sailing493
Women sport news - Strong winds upset day three in Hyeres

Strong winds upset day three in Hyeres

British sailors remain in five podium positions at the French Olympic Sailing Week on Tuesday (22 April), after the third days’ racing was abandoned due to strong winds sweeping across Hyeres. photo Richard Langdon Skandia Team GBR
22. April Sailing487
Women sport news - Day two in Hyeres

Day two in Hyeres

The French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres saw sunshine and calmer conditions on Monday (21 April), with British sailors occupying five podium positions after the second day of racing at this Grade 1 regatta. photo Dan Nerney Rolex
21. April Sailing569
Women sport news - British sailors gear up for French test

British sailors gear up for French test

After a solid start to the European regatta season in Palma last month, British sailors have made their next stop on the European circuit at the French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres, where racing gets underway on Sunday (20 April). photo Richard Langdon
21. April Sailing515
Women sport news - Boom and bust on day one in Hyeres

Boom and bust on day one in Hyeres

Amongst all the chaos, Yngling World and European Champions Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson scored two solid results, opening their series with 3,1 to see them in second place overall on the first day, behind the German trio skippered by Ulrike Schuemann. photo Gilles Martin Raget
21. April Sailing639
Women sport news - Liz Earle sponsors Ladies Day at Skandia Cowes Week

Liz Earle sponsors Ladies Day at Skandia Cowes Week

The organisers of Skandia Cowes Week (2-9 August) are delighted to announce that Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare, the regatta’s Official Skincare Sponsor, is also sponsoring the 3rd annual Ladies Day, taking place this year on Thursday 7th August.
18. April Sailing1360
Women sport news - Hayes wins Rolex Women's Third Title

Hayes wins Rolex Women's Third Title

Sandy Hayes (Scituate, Mass.) and her team won the 2008 Rolex Women’s Match, hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.) from April 10-13. photo Rolex
18. April Sailing759
Women sport news - Uniquely Singapore steal honours in Race 8 from Hawaii to Santa Cruz

Uniquely Singapore steal honours in Race 8 from Hawaii to Santa Cruz

Uniquely Singapore, has managed to steal line honours from Nova Scotia by crossing the finish line at 05:16 local (12:16 GMT) Wednesday morning at the end of Race 8 from Hawaii to Santa Cruz in the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race.
17. April Sailing532
Women sport news - Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Embraces “Brackets”

Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Embraces “Brackets”

Norfolk, Virginia (April 15, 2008) – Sports fans, for whom filling in their college basketball “brackets” is a seasonal ritual, will soon get another chance to make the right picks as college sailing moves to a bracket system to determine who will play in the ICSA/Gill Coed National Championship scheduled for June 2-4, 2008, in Newport, R.I.
12. April Sailing1038
Women sport news - Dismasted yachts rejoin Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race

Dismasted yachts rejoin Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race

Having made their final departure preparations this morning in pouring rain­ a Hawaiian blessing, according to the Commodore of Hawaii Yacht Club ­westernaustralia2011.com and Durban 2010 and Beyond left Honolulu this afternoon to rejoin the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race fleet on the race to Santa Cruz. photo Heather Ewing/onEdition
08. April Sailing528
Women sport news - Eight Brits named for ISAF Youth Worlds

Eight Brits named for ISAF Youth Worlds

As the curtain came down on the 2008 RYA Youth National Championships and Trials on Friday (4 April), selectors unveiled eight of the 10 RYA Team GBR sailors who will compete at the 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Denmark this July.
08. April Sailing1016
Women sport news - Race 8 of the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race gets underway

Race 8 of the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race gets underway

Race 8 in the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race series is underway after a start in a stiff breeze off the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The crew of New York ahead of the start of Race 8 from Hawaii to Santa Cruz in the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race photo Douglas Peebles onEdition
06. April Sailing501
Women sport news - The successful defender: Claire Leroy retains world champ

The successful defender: Claire Leroy retains world champ

Claire Leroy of France secured her second consecutive world championship title in the sport of women’s match racing. photo www.rnzys.org.nz
06. April Sailing523
Women sport news - European gold for Ayton, Webb and Wilson

European gold for Ayton, Webb and Wilson

British sailors Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson have continued their confident march towards Olympic glory by clinching the Yngling European Championship title in Blanes, Spain, this weekend. photo François Richard
04. April Sailing657
Women sport news - LEHTINEN And SOUTER Lead Women's MR Worlds

LEHTINEN And SOUTER Lead Women's MR Worlds

Fresh conditions continued on day two of the BSPORT ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds as Nicky SOUTER moved into a tie for the lead with Silja LEHTINEN.
03. April Sailing531
Women sport news - ISAF Highlights Keel Failure Safety Concerns

ISAF Highlights Keel Failure Safety Concerns

The ISAF Offshore Committee has highlighted the safety concerns relating to the growing number of keel failures and are investigating amendments to the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations to help improve safety standards.
01. April Sailing571
Women sport news - GREAT INITIATIVES FROM A GREAT REGATTA

GREAT INITIATIVES FROM A GREAT REGATTA

Every year the Skandia Cowes Week regatta organisers spend a considerable amount of time analysing competitor feedback and, as a result, look at different ways in which they can further improve the event. All comments are factored into the decision-making process for tweaks and changes that will improve the event for everyone concerned.
29. March Sailing508
Women sport news - 2008 RYA Youth Nationals ready for off at Pwllheli

2008 RYA Youth Nationals ready for off at Pwllheli

It is the premier event for Youth sailors in the UK and next week Great Britain’s top young talent will converge on North Wales to do battle at the 2008 RYA Youth National Championships and Trials.
23. March Sailing568
Women sport news - THE ARTEMIS 20 IS ALL SET TO TAKE OFF IN 2008

THE ARTEMIS 20 IS ALL SET TO TAKE OFF IN 2008

A high profile schedule and additional management structure is announced. photo Andi Robertson
22. March Sailing524
Women sport news - Silver for British Trio

Silver for British Trio

World Champions Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson prevented a Russian 1-2 in the Yngling women’s keelboat fleet, improving their position one place in the overall standings to clinch silver. photo Dan Nerney Rolex
21. March Sailing527
Women sport news - Brewster earns bronze at Radial Worlds

Brewster earns bronze at Radial Worlds

Andrea Brewster has signalled that she’s still in the hunt for Beijing selection after clinching a career-best result of third at the Laser Radial World Championships, which concluded in New Zealand on Thursday (20 March). photo Richard Langdon/Skandia Team GBR
20. March Sailing491
Women sport news - Steyaert (FRA) wins her first Radial World Title

Steyaert (FRA) wins her first Radial World Title

Sarah Steyaert of France has won the 2008 Women's Laser Radial World Championship after a sensational finish to the regatta when Lijia Xu of China was disqualified from the final race ultimately costing her the world title. photo Will Calver
19. March Sailing364
Women sport news - Trio remain in contention in Palma

Trio remain in contention in Palma

World Champions Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson in equal third place on points with the American crew of Sally Barkow, Carrie Howe and Debbie Capozzi. photo Onedition
18. March Sailing502
Women sport news - Top Trio continue to perform in  Palma

Top Trio continue to perform in Palma

Racing in the Yngling class remains tight, with the double World Championship-winning British crew of Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson in fourth place, just six points off the leading Russian boat
18. March Sailing619
Women sport news - Steyeart (France) takes the lead at Radial Worlds

Steyeart (France) takes the lead at Radial Worlds

Sarah Steyaert of France has taken the overall lead at the 2008 Women's Laser Radial World Championship being sailed off Takapuna Beach, North Shore City, Auckland. Just one race was sailed today with three races in total now on the board. photo Richard Gladwell
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