Oceanbridge Sail Auckland Regatta
27 Feb 15
Day one of Oceanbridge Sail Auckland got off to a slow start due to a lack of wind - with all fleets forced to wait two hours with the postponement flag hoisted up the official flagpole.
Following the successful launch of an Under 21 competition at the 2005 Team Worlds, the 2011 championship will again feature racing in both the open competition, for the ISAF Team Racing World Championship Trophy, and in an Under 19 competition for the Ciudad de Gandia Trophy.
David Harte, manager of the FMOEC, said, "We are delighted to host the 2011 ISAF Team Racing World Championship. We are looking forward to welcoming sailors from all around the globe to provide them the best team racing possible together with the unique hospitality of Ireland."
The ninth edition of the will be the second hosted in the Ireland, following on from the 1999 Worlds held in Dun Laoghaire when New Zealand took the title. The Irish teams will be hoping to secure their first ever ISAF Team Racing Worlds gold medal on home waters, their best result so far, and only medal, being the silver medal at the inaugural event in West Kirby in 1995.
The current holders of the ISAF Team Racing World Championship Trophy are Team USA1 from the New York Yacht Club. Australia holds the Under 19 Trophy.
You can download the Notice of Race for the 2011 ISAF Team Racing World Championships, and view news and results from past championships, on the event microsite - www.sailing.org/teamworlds .