ISAF Team Racing World Championship

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The ISAF Team Racing World Championship is a team racing event [1] now held every two years by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The first Team Racing World Championships were held in West Kirby, Great Britain in 1995. Great Britain won and so became the first nation to record its name on the ISAF Team Racing World Trophy, donated to ISAF by the West Kirby Sailing Club. A youth Championship (under 21) began running in parallel with the main event since 2005. Summary information on the first three events is tabled below - full information will be found on the Team Racing Championships results page of the ISAF website. [2] The appearance of West Kirby as the first championship host club reflects the Club's pivotal role in promoting team racing fostered by the activities of the Oxford & Cambridge Sailing Society.

Team racing, also known as team sailing, is a popular form of dinghy racing and yacht racing. Just 2 teams compete in a race, each team sailing 2, 3, or 4 boats of the same class. The winning team is decided by combining the results of each team's boats. This differs from an inter-club fleet race where boats from 3 or more clubs compete. Then the results of each club's boats are combined to give their club's overall position.

West Kirby town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in the county of Merseyside, England

West Kirby is a town on the north-west corner of the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside, England, at the mouth of the River Dee. To the north-east lies Hoylake, to the east Grange and Newton, and to the south-east Caldy. At the 2001 Census, the population was 7,680. The town is on the opposite side of the River Dee to Mostyn in North Wales.

The Oxford & Cambridge Sailing Society is a group of Oxford and Cambridge sailing Blues and Half Blues. Their influence on UK and international sailing, particularly team racing, has been quite disproportionate to their small numbers of just over 300 people. Since the founding of the Oxford & Cambridge Sailing Society (O&CSS) in 1934, members have competed in 13 Sailing Olympics and won 8 medals.

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Results of First Three Championships

Year  LocationWinning Nation  Youth WinnersClass Used
1995West Kirby, Great Britain [3] Great BritainN/AFirefly
1998Miami, United StatesUnited StatesN/A
1999Dun Laoghaire, IrelandNew Zealand
2001Lake Brno, CZENew Zealand
Andrew Murdoch,
Karen Lambert,
Hamish Murdoch,
Josh Galbraith,
Andrew Arden,
Jeffery Clark
N/A
2003Auckland, NZLUSA 2
Timothy FALLON,
Karen RENZULLI,
Graeme WOODWORHT,
Leigh WOODWORTH,
Ery LARGAY
2005Newport, Rhode Island, USAUSA 1
Timothy FALLON,
Karen RENZULLI,
Mark IVEY,
Matt LINDBLAD,
Tim WADLOW,
Ery LARGAY
2007Gandia, SpainUSA 1
Clay BISCHOFF,
Lisa KEITH,
Peter LEVESQUE,
Elizabeth HALL,
Colin MERRICK,
Amanda CALLAHAN
GBR 3
Elizabeth STANLEY,
Ian ROBERTSON,
James GOSS,
Oliver MULCAHY,
Elliott PARSONS,
Stephen VIDELO
2009 [4] Perth, AustraliaUSA
Clay Bischoff,
Lisa Keith,
Colin Merrick,
Amanda Callahan,
Peter Levesque,
Liz Hall
AUS
Jasper Warren,
Jamie Turner,
David Gilmour,
Aimee Negri,
Luke Parkinson,
Patrick Vos
Pacer
2011 [5] Schull, IrelandGBR
Andrew Cornah,
Ben Field,
Dom Johnson,
Hamish Walke,
Tom Foster,
Deborah Steele
GBR
Cameron Douglas,
Ben Robinson,
Sophie Shepherd,
Sarah Lombard,
charlie Fitzgerald,
Freddy Williams
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