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Women sport news - GBR Match Race Girls are on top of the world
They’ve proven themselves as one of the teams to beat in the newest Olympic sailing class, and now Britain’s Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Ally Martin have had an added boost to their 2012 campaign. photo Getty Images/Skandia Team GBR.
Women sport news - Macgregor closes in on Miami semi-finals
Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Ally Martin, British sailing’s top 2012 match racing prospects, are firmly in the driving seat after day four (Thursday 28 January) of the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta. Credit Dan Nerney/Rolex
Women sport news - Anna Tunnicliff is US Sailings 2009 Rolex Yachtswoman of the year
Semaine Olympique Française Laser Radial Champion Anna Tunnicliffe today was named US SAILING’s 2009 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. A shortlist of five female sailors – determined from nominations submitted by members of US SAILING – was evaluated by a panel of sailing journalists. photo Walter Cooper
Women sport news - Anna Tunnicliff honoured by her peers
Anna Tunnicliffe joined the sailing worlds most prestigious list of winners last night, 10 November, as they were named winners of the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards at a spectacular ceremony held in Busan, South Korea. photo Daniel Forster Rolex
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Women sport news - ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award Winners are named

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award Winners are named

In just one week from today, on Tuesday, 10 November, Busan, Korea will play host to a spectacular ceremony and presentation where the male and female winners of the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards will be announced.
26. October Sailing655
Women sport news - Italian Olympian Wins ISAF Grade 1 event

Italian Olympian Wins ISAF Grade 1 event

Italy’s Giulia Conti won the 2009 Rolex Osprey Cup – one of only two ISAF Grade 1 women’s match racing events in the U.S. – held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.), from October 21-24. credit Renée Athey/SPYC.
19. October Sailing465
Women sport news - Gold and bronze for British sailors at Disabled Worlds

Gold and bronze for British sailors at Disabled Worlds

British sailors picked up two medals from three classes at the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships in Athens on Sunday – including a first ever world title for the SKUD duo of Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell.
19. October Sailing1122
Women sport news - Dad, Can I Have the Keys to the Big Boat?

Dad, Can I Have the Keys to the Big Boat?

Like they’ve been doing every Columbus Day weekend for nine years, Storm Trysail along with Larchmont Yacht Club and a multitude of sponsors have once again introduced the joys of big-boat racing to boatloads of college sailors in a two-day mini course with maxi impact.
16. October Sailing812
Women sport news - Tunnicliffe and Team Add Another Gold -- Wrap-up story

Tunnicliffe and Team Add Another Gold -- Wrap-up story

Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) and her team of Molly OBryan Vandemoer (Redwood City, Calif.), Liz Bower (Rochester, N.Y.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) have won US SAILINGs 2009 Rolex International Womens Keelboat Championship. Photo credit: Rolex / Dan Nerney
12. October Sailing1585
Women sport news - Tunnicliffe and Team Capture First Title

Tunnicliffe and Team Capture First Title

Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) and her team of Molly OBryan Vandemoer (Redwood City, Calif.), Liz Bower (Rochester, N.Y.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) have won US SAILINGs 2009 Rolex International Womens Keelboat Championship. photo Dan Nerney Rolex
10. October Sailing408
Women sport news - A Day of Contrasts; Final Race Day Tomorrow

A Day of Contrasts; Final Race Day Tomorrow

In a cruel twist of circumstances for the 35 teams competing in US SAILING\'s Rolex International Women\'s Keelboat Championship, today\'s weather was a complete 180 from Wednesday\'s severe storms and 40-plus knot wind.
06. October Sailing1425
Women sport news - US SAILING’S 2009 Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship

US SAILING’S 2009 Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship

This past weekend, 25 young women sailors traveled to the Rochester Yacht Club in Rochester, N.Y., to take place in the Next Step to Rolex Program. The young women, ranging in age from 14-17 and representing junior programs from across the U.S. and as far away as Hawaii, were selected to participate in the once-of-a-lifetime keelboat clinic. photo Tim Wilkes Rolex.
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Women sport news - Nominations for Rolex Sailor of the Year

Nominations for Rolex Sailor of the Year

ISAF received nominations for the 2009 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. In deciding the nominees, the achievements of sailors made during the qualifying period of 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 are taken into consideration. Photo credit: Rolex / Kurt Arrigo
03. October Sailing1225
Women sport news - Leg 4-Exercise TRANSGLOBE-Cape Town to Perth

Leg 4-Exercise TRANSGLOBE-Cape Town to Perth

A 21-year old RAF Officer Cadet student, Gemma Lamont, who hails from Scotland, has done ‘a bit of dinghy sailing and some yachting’ during her service with the RAF, but nothing remotely significant compared to her latest sailing challenge on Exercise TRANSGLOBE
28. September Sailing500
Women sport news - Making History Its Own

Making History Its Own

While history didn’t quite repeat itself today, it came pretty close. The final races of the 2009 12 Metre World Championships were sailed on a sparkling Rhode Island Sound as helicopters buzzed and spectator boats jockeyed for front row seats to the action. photo Amory Ross
22. September Sailing1396
Women sport news - New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

No one knew quite what to expect, even though a year and a half of planning went into getting 19 teams from 14 nations to Newport, R.I., for the inaugural New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. photo Dan Nerney
21. September Sailing463
Women sport news - USA take first Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta golds, but Brits secure two World Cup series golds and a silver

USA take first Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta golds, but Brits secure two World Cup series golds and a silver

The USA are celebrating winning the first two gold medals of the 2009 Skandia Sail for Gold regatta as they won both the Sonar and Skud-18 Paralympic classes. photo Richard Langdon Skandia GB
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Women sport news - Weymouth hosts ISAF World Cup Sailing Finale

Weymouth hosts ISAF World Cup Sailing Finale

The 2012 Olympic sailing venue at Weymouth and Portland is the host for the final event of the 2008-09 ISAF Sailing World Cup series where the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta launched into action today.
09. September Sailing3356
Women sport news - Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy-Gybe Talkin

Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy-Gybe Talkin

Just past the halfway stage in the 2009 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the frontrunners are beginning to show their colours. The jostling for pole position is entering the decisive phase. Photo credit: Rolex / Carlo Borlengh
07. September Sailing1944
Women sport news - High winds cancel final race day of Perini Navi Cup

High winds cancel final race day of Perini Navi Cup

Saturday dawned with the strong breeze of the previous day blowing across the Costa Smeralda unabated. Upwards of 35 knots were recorded off Porto Cervo, causing the YCCS race committee to announce a postponement for the start of todays racing in the Perini Navi Cup. Photo credit: Rolex / Carlo Borlengh
04. September Sailing1772
Women sport news - Perini Navi Fleet Fills the Skyline i Porto Cervo

Perini Navi Fleet Fills the Skyline i Porto Cervo

Some of the worlds largest sailing yachts - with rigs towering upwards of 180 off the water -- have been streaming into the picturesque harbour of Porto Cervo, in advance of tomorrows start of the Perini Navi Cup. In fact the 2nd largest traditionally-rigged sailing yacht in the world, Felicita West is here, all 210 of gleaming teak decks. photo Rolex Carlo Borlenghi
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Women sport news - Measuring Success at The Clagett

Measuring Success at The Clagett

Rhode Island’s public sailing center, Sail Newport, buzzed with activity today as sailors with disabilities and vision impairment gathered for the seventh annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta.
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Women sport news - IOC Confirms 10 Sailing Events For London 2012 Olympic Games

IOC Confirms 10 Sailing Events For London 2012 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today confirmed there will be 10 sailing events at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
29. July Sailing498
Women sport news - British girls gear up for gold at Women’s Match Racing and Laser Radial Worlds

British girls gear up for gold at Women’s Match Racing and Laser Radial Worlds

Skandia Team GBR’s packed summer sailing schedule turns its focus on the female disciplines this week. Photo RYA
29. July Sailing451
Women sport news - Perfect Conditions for the First Day

Perfect Conditions for the First Day

A very tight start field put on a great show during the first day of the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship in Lysekil, Sweden.
28. July Sailing397
Women sport news - First Round Robin Starting Today

First Round Robin Starting Today

ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship inaugurated today. Photo www.lysekilwomensmatch.se
18. July Sailing507
Women sport news - Ninth place for Dobson at Radial Europeans

Ninth place for Dobson at Radial Europeans

Skandia Team GBR’s Laser Radial sailors will look to learn the lessons of a tough European Championship as they head to Japan for their Worlds later this month.
18. July Sailing560
Women sport news - Elliott 6m Racing in North America

Elliott 6m Racing in North America

The US Sailing Center Sheboygan and the Womens International Match Racing Association will host the first Olympic Class Elliott 6m match race event in North America, The Buddy Melges Challenge in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
15. July Sailing500
Women sport news - Brits in strong positions at halfway stage of 2009 ISAF Youth Worlds

Brits in strong positions at halfway stage of 2009 ISAF Youth Worlds

RYA Youth Racing Manager Duncan Truswell is urging his young charges to keep their focus as RYA Volvo Team GBR head into the business end of the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Brazil. Rebecca Kalderon and Rosie Sibthorp in action at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships. Credit Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
15. July Sailing585
Women sport news - 470 Junior World Championship

470 Junior World Championship

A fantasic opening day for the defending Silver medallists in the women’s fleet Tara PACHECO and Berta BETANZOS (ESP) who scored a fourth in the opening race, which was solidly backed up with a first in race 2 to lead the fleet overall. photo www.470junior2009.gr
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