Highlights of what happened globally in the sport of sailing in the last 7 days. Sir Ben Ainslie Boss of INEOS Brittania, the Challenger of Record for the 37th America's Cup gives a run-down of their trials and tribulations in 2022. He had a big year. This is the Sailing World on Water for January 06, 2022. Highlights in the last seven days in the Global Sport of Sailing. Having finished second overall in 2021, following a rule infringement penalty that knocked Celestial off top spot, Haynes’ victory is a fairy-tale ending, and a deserved one: “We put everything into it. ” This was Haynes’ twelfth attempt. “The Rolex Sydney Hobart is iconic. It is one of the most interesting, strategic, challenging 600 mile races, with a lot of tradition and history. To win a race like this is a massive achievement. ” "Everything is possible ! That's what drives me. “. Jérémie Beyou gives a retrospective on his team's achievements in the year 2022 and we join him. Lauriane Nolot (France) and Max Maeder (Singapore) survived a dramatic day of strong winds to become the female and male winners of the 2022 Lepanto Formula Kite European Championships in Nafpaktos Greece. Because Maeder is from Singapore, second-placed Toni Vodisek (Slovakia) is the highest placed European finisher in the competition and becomes European Champion. The annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is one of the toughest tests of sailing ability and the 77th edition was no exception. The race has an international repute that transcends sailing’s perceived boundaries and once again attracted a clutch of top class international entrants, along with competitors from all corners of Australia, all keen to test themselves. The 14th edition of Ocean Race for crewed yachts starts in Alicante Spain on Sunday January 15th. It will be different to others as the 11 yachts make up two classes of yachts. 6 VO65's and 5 IMOCA 60 foilers. The IMOCAs will go the full distance and the older 65's will do specific legs only. Be watching for our race reports.
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