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Women sport news - 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
Women sport news - 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
Women sport news - 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
Women sport news - 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 Sailing510
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 Sailing550
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 Sailing491
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 Sailing549
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 Sailing513
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 Sailing513
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 Sailing474
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 Sailing350
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 Sailing480
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 Sailing595
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
17. March Sailing732
Women sport news - Finland leads Laser Radial Womens Worlds

Finland leads Laser Radial Womens Worlds

Sari Multala (FIN) and Evi Van Acker (BEL) have the early lead with a win and a second place apiece at the 2008 Women's Laser Radial World Championships which got underway today, the second day of scheduled racing, on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. photo Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ
14. March Sailing574
Women sport news - Laser Radial World's Practice Race a blow-out

Laser Radial World's Practice Race a blow-out

The Hauraki Gulf played host today to around 50 sailors for an attempted practice race ahead of tomorrow's start to the 2008 Women's Laser Radial World Championship. 116 are expected on the water for the first race of the series which is scheduled to start off Takapuna, North Shore City, Auckland at 11am tomorrow. photo sailauckland.org.nz
12. March Sailing634
Women sport news - Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship Returns to Houston Yacht Club in 2009

Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship Returns to Houston Yacht Club in 2009

Organizers of US SAILING's Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship - the first world sailing competition created for women - have announced the dates for the next running of this biennial event. photo Sally Barkow, Nashotah, WI USA celebrating her team's victory Photo by: Rolex / Dan Nerney
03. March Sailing551
Women sport news - Guaranteed: Sun, Fun and Plenty of Racing

Guaranteed: Sun, Fun and Plenty of Racing

Everybody loves a winner, and at the International Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas, USVI, every class winner takes home a Rolex timepiece. This year at the March 28-30 event there will be IRC racing along with the traditional classes for CSA handicap, one-design and Beach Cats. An early deadline of March 6 is looming for the advantage of a discounted entry fee. photo Daniel Forster Rolex
29. February Sailing541
Women sport news - IT’S THE END OF AN ERA AS A NEW DAWN BREAKS OVER COWES

IT’S THE END OF AN ERA AS A NEW DAWN BREAKS OVER COWES

After a very successful 14-year tenure, 2008 is Skandia’s last year as title sponsor of Cowes Week, the world’s oldest and largest annual sailing regatta which this year is held between the 2nd and 9th August.
26. February Sailing667
Women sport news - Clipper Race restart in Qingdao, China

Clipper Race restart in Qingdao, China

At 1530 local time (0730 GMT) on Sunday a horn sounded across Fuschan Bay, Qingdao, signalling the start of Race 7 of the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race to Hawaii. photo Zoe Williamson/onEdition
25. February Sailing535
Women sport news - 2008 Clagett Regatta Expands to Include Blind Sailors

2008 Clagett Regatta Expands to Include Blind Sailors

Building on its mission to provide sailors with disabilities the opportunity to hone their competitive skills, the 2008 C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta has expanded to welcome the participation of blind sailors for the sixth annual running of this event hosted by Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center.
23. February Sailing504
Women sport news - 2008 Tornado World Championships

2008 Tornado World Championships

Next week, the first race will start off Takapuna Beach for the 2008 Tornado World Championship, on Monday 25 February 2008. 50 entries are confirmed with representatives from 21 different countries coming to North Shore City for this World Championships which doubles as the final 2008 Olympic qualifier. photo Richard Gladwell
15. February Sailing518
Women sport news - Yngling girls clinch world title with day to spare

Yngling girls clinch world title with day to spare

Beijing-bound sailors Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson have retained their Yngling World Championship title in emphatic style, clinching victory in Miami with a day to spare. photo Richard Langford Skandia Team GB
07. February Sailing480
Women sport news - Ayton aiming for second World gold

Ayton aiming for second World gold

Defending World Champion helm Sarah Ayton has laid down the gauntlet to the fleet ahead of the 2008 Yngling Women’s World Championships starting in Miami this week insisting, “Our plans are on track for another World title”. photo onEdition
07. February Sailing573
Women sport news - ISAF Making Waves weekly newsletter

ISAF Making Waves weekly newsletter

Just six months remain until the start of the Beijing Olympic Games and the battle for medals is already heating up.
04. February Sailing721
Women sport news - Medal Races Determined in Miami

Medal Races Determined in Miami

After today's short 30-minute "Medal Race" in each of four Olympic classes (Laser, Laser Radial, Star and Yngling), US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR officially concluded. photo Paige Railey winner of the Laser Radial Dan Nerney Rolex
04. February Sailing275
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02. February Sailing507
Women sport news - Happiness and Heartbreak on the Line

Happiness and Heartbreak on the Line

When asked to evaluate her performance here, Bekatorou, Greece's 2004 Olympic 470 Women's Gold Medalist, answered, "I haven't fully adapted yet to the Yngling style. photo Rolex Dan Nerney
02. February Sailing436
Women sport news - Paralympic Champions Named; Medal Races for Olympic Classes Tomorrow

Paralympic Champions Named; Medal Races for Olympic Classes Tomorrow

Racing concluded today for three Paralympic classes (SKUD-18, Sonar and 2.4mR) at US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR, and a final day of fleet racing for four Olympic classes (Laser, Laser Radial, Star and Yngling) determined the top-ten sailors in each who will advance to tomorrow's medal races. photo Rolex Dan Nerney
02. February Sailing602
Women sport news - Making Waves-ISAF Weekly News update

Making Waves-ISAF Weekly News update

2008 looks set to be a competitive year for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards! In contrast, at the 470 Worlds in Melbourne there was a turn up for the books as the women's title was won by a crew who missed out on selection for Beijing.
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