It was one of those days when you dream of a good log fire and a captivating book but despite the rain and cold, the sailors put on all the warmest gear to start the first races of the 2013 Delta Lloyd regatta.
The last day of the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta 2013 showed a repeat of last year, when a persistent sea fog made an early end to the competition. This time it was a lack of wind that happened to be the game breaker.
The fluky conditions of Saturday persisted into the second and final day at the Chicago Match Race Center's Grade 3 Spring Invitational, forcing organizers to determine a winner from the results of only six complete flights in the field of ten teams.
Match Race Germany - Alpari World Match Racing Tour
20 May 13
ight winds, strong winds, shifty winds, stable winds, rain, shine - Lake Constance is throwing up all imaginable conditions to test the skippers at Match Race Germany, the opening event of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour.
Team Germany, composed of the Farr 40 Struntje Light owned by Wolfgang Schaefer and the Melges 32 Teasing Machine owned by Jean Francois Cruette, dominated the coastal race and now sits at the top of the overall classification in the Audi Sardinia Cup, the ISAF Offshore Team World Championship organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.
Team Italy 2, composed of the Farr 40 Joe Fly and the Melges 32 B Lin Sailing, heads the overall classification at the end of day one of the Audi Sardinia Cup, the ISAF Offshore Team World Championship.
Eight teams representing seven nations - Germany, Italy (two teams), Malta, Monaco, Switzerland, Great Britain and United States - are ready to compete in the 2010 ISAF Offshore Team World Championship, also known as the Audi Sardinia Cup taking place in Porto Cervo from 28 June to 3 July.
Sardinia Rolex Cup - ISAF Offshore Team World Championship 2008
20 Jun 08
Team Spain continue to head the battle for the ISAF Offshore Team World Championship title, although the Italians are now snapping at their heels after the distance race on day three of the Sardinia Rolex Cup.
Lijia Xu (CHN) clinched the first gold for a Chinese and Asian sailor in a dinghy at London 2012 and was nominated for ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Here Xu talks about her nomination and the final race.