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Percy and Simpson lead Star Worlds

The Star World Championship has begun and after three races Olympians Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have taken the lead.

Several yachts are in Singapore after the finish Race 5 of the Clipper Round the World Ocean Race. Cork hit a rock and had to be abandoned and the crew are on board Team Finland, which is due to finish shortly.

Its nine months until the start of the Velux 5 Oceans Race and the negotiations continue between Alinghi and BMW Oracle over the America's Cup. But at least they are sailing. We have all the latest news and Gladwell's line as usual asks some questions.

And if you are shivering with the cold, think sunny Caribbean - Antigua Race Week has begun.

Enjoy the all the UK and World news.



The Sail-World.com Team



2010 Star Championship - Percy and Simpson take lead
Lynn Fitzpatrick - WorldRegattas,
2010 Star Championship - Percy/Simpson made good on yesterday's promise to perform better today. With their second place finish, Percy/Simpson move to the top of the leaderboard.... [more]
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BMW ORACLE Racing takes maiden sail in Valencia as 'USA'
BMW Oracle Racing Media,
BMW ORACLE Racing, with its trimaran and towering wing sail, made its debut on Spanish waters Tuesday afternoon. It's the first time the American team has sailed its America's Cup boat at the venue of the 33rd Match. When the boat took to the waters off the Port of Valencia, it was sporting USA emblazoned on its stern, the name designated for the boat by the Golden Gate Yacht Club... [more]
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Images of Valencia: US Challenger has her first sail
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing's photographer Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand to record the first sail in Valencia of the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup. The Match is expected to get underway on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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Key West 2010: Picture perfect start for Day 1
Premiere Racing,
Bretsch and fellow PROs Ken Legler (Division 1) and Dave Brennan (Division 2) were all able to complete two races in oscillating winds that held steady between 7 and 10 knots. Competitors reported wind shifts ranging from five to 50 degrees, which kept tacticians on their toes.... [more]
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2010 Australian Musto Skiff Week
Tim Hill,
The inaugural Musto Performance Skiff Australian Championships was held at Black Rock this January. The event was a test of race management, scheduling and weather for the Musto Performance Skiff World Championships, to be held at this venue in 12 months time. Scotland's John Reekie interrupted his honeymoon to join the regatta, adding an international flavor to the fleet of 10 boats... [more]
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Images of Valencia: Raising the Wingsail on America's Cupper
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing today raised the wingsail on the America's Cup Challenger ahead of planned testing session off Valencia today. Gilles Martin-Raget was there to record the event:... [more]
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Alinghi fail to accept America's Cup agreement, Court action expected
Richard Gladwell,
It would appear from the tenor of a media release under the name of Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs fro BMW Oracle Racing that Alinghi have not responded to the deadline set to accept the Singapore Agreement negotiated by the two teams last week under the oversight of the International Sailing Federation.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans: Clocks ticking, nine months to the start gun
Velux 5 Oceans,
Only nine months remain until the start of the Velux 5 Oceans and the various pieces of the jigsaw continue to come together. All the ingredients are being put in place for the eighth edition of the classic singlehanded round the world race, which should create one of the most successful events in the prestigious twenty eight year history of The Ultimate Solo Challenge.... [more]
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Exercise Transglobe endorses Raymarine products
Liza Sticpewich,
Six months after the departure of the three 20-metre (67-feet) yachts participating in the British Services Exercise Transglobe 2009-2010 expedition, they are now halfway round the world, heading for Auckland, New Zealand. After 16,000 nautical miles, the Navy, Army, and Air Force crews report 100 per cent reliability from the Raymarine equipment fitted on board.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week 2010 - Battle of the Big boats
Antigua Sailing Week,
Antigua Sailing Week - With the likes of Niklas Zennstrom's 72-footer Ran, Tom Hill's custom Reichel/Pugh 75 Titan 15, Austin Fragomen's JV TP52 Interlodge, and Mike Slade's 100ft super maxi ICAP Leopard all toning up for 43rd edition of Antigua Sailing Week (24-30 April 2010), competition is expected to be exceptionally challenging for this annual Caribbean extravaganza.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Three teams left at sea
Clipper Ventures,
Team Finland, who have eight Cork crew members on board as well as their own, are expected in Batam on Tuesday afternoon local time.... [more]
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America's Cup Challenger's deadline for Singapore Agreement response
Richard Gladwell and Golden Gate YC Media,
The Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup, Golden gate Yacht Club, has replied to the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve's letter, by writing directly once again to the SNG Commodore, Pierre-Yves Firmenich regarding the recent meeting in Singapore, following which, a member of the Alinghi negotiating team made accusations that it was GGYC who had withdrawn the settlement offer made.... [more]
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Star Worlds - Marazzi and De Maria win Race 2
Lynn Fitzpatrick - WorldRegattas,
Flavio Marazzi and Enrico de Maria (SUI) are a step closer to their dream after winning Race 2 of the 2010 Star World Championship.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Russell Coutts on the America's Cup bunny hunt
Richard Gladwell,
Russell Coutts, CEO of BMW Oracle Racing was in a slightly perplexed frame of mind, when called this morning (NZT) in Valencia, to discuss the latest about turn by the Defender, as they had apparently declared the arrangements for the regatta were done and dusted, last Friday.... [more]
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Dimension Polyant win 50th Barfoot and Thompson 12ft skiff Interdoms
Russell Davis,
Race 10 looked at one stage like it wasn't going to happen. A dying breeze had some worried faces hoping for breeze. About 1pm the breeze filled in enough to finally get a race away. The first leg Frankienskiff was in front of Dimension Polyant Australia and looking good for a win and then things turned.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Champions talk about what it takes to win
Robert Deaves,
With the 2010 OK Dinghy World Championship being held next month in 'windy' Wellington, New Zealand, the past three world champions – Nick Craig (2005, 2006, 2007), Karl Purdie (2008) and Thomas Hansson-Mild (2009) – talk about the class, the racing and their thoughts on last year's and this year's championship.... [more]
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America's Cup Defender refutes claims made over negotiations
Richard Gladwell and Alinghi Media,
The Defender of the America's Cup, Société Nautique de Genève, has replied to the Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club's letter, written to SNG Commodore, Pierre-Yves Firmenich regarding the recent meeting in Singapore, following which, a member of the Alinghi negotiating team made accusations that it was GGYC who had withdrawn the settlement offer made.... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 7 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images from the final day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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BMW Oracle to sail without wingsail, initially
Richard Gladwell,
From photos released today on the BMW Oracle Racing team blog it would seem that BOR90 as she is still known will be sailing initially without her wingsail and will be testing a mast similar in type to that which was broken off San Diego.... [more]
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A Race Too Far - new story of the 1968 solo race
www.sail-world.com,
In 1968, when Britain's Sunday Times put out a challenge to the world's would-be adventurers to 'sail round the world, alone and without stopping' it was an almost unimaginable feat, and spawned a collection of amazing stories which, until now, had been captured best in the famed book 'A Voyage for Madmen' - now there's a new book....... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Race 2 SP HighModulus Australian Championship
Frank Quealey,
Race 2 of the SP-HighModulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship gave the defending champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout their second win of the series when they brought Gotta Love It 7 home a narrow winner over Rag & Famish Hotel on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Jessica Watson celebrates at Cape Horn
Nancy Knudsen,
'Against the grey sky and with albatrosses flying in the foreground, it was just as I'd imagined for so long. Mythical and striking pretty much sums it up! The poor visibility didn't exactly make it the best sightseeing weather, but if we'd drifted comfortably by on a nice sunny day, it wouldn't have been half as special! In between taking pictures and phone calls,it was an extremely proud moment!... [more]
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Star World Championship 2010: Percy and Simpson second
Lynn Fitzpatrick - WorldRegattas,
Johannes Babendererde and Timo Jacobs (GER) won Race 1 of the 2010 Star World Championship, a tricky race around Rio de Janeiro's harbor.... [more]
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Clipper 09:10 - Cape Breton Island closing on finish line
Clipper Ventures,
Cape Breton Island is closing in on the finish line in Race 5 of Clipper 09-10 but there is still some manoeuvring to do for the Canadian team.... [more]
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Richard Gladwell,
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Clipper 09-10: Cork to remain on reef
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10: Following Cork's collision with a reef two nights ago, the team at Clipper Ventures has been working closely with marine salvage experts and insurance assessors to understand whether the racing yacht is recoverable.... [more]
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America's Cup: Latest video from Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing
BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi Media,
As both 33rd America's Cup teams prepare for the Match expected to be sailed on 8 February 2010, we present the some of the latest sailing videos produced by the teams.... [more]
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Down to the wire for Barfoot and Thompson 12fter Interdom
Russell Davis,
It's all on!! Down to the wire for the overall winner. Frankienskiff sailed by Tim Bartlett and Adam Miller holds a 0.7 of a point lead over Dimension Polyant Australia. It will be a toughie today on the water as light fickle winds are forecast for racing.... [more]
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Nimble by name, Nimble by nature - the Des Townson Classic 12
Richard Gladwell,
The Chairman of Trustees of the Auckland Traditional Boatbuilding School Robert Brooke has completed building a replica of Nimble Q8, designed and sailed by Des Townson, and she was the leading points scorer in the New Zealand team that competed in the inaugural event held on Sydney Harbour in 1957.... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 6 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images from the sixth day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Bertrand and Co close to unstoppable say Etchells rivals
Rob Kothe,
The battle for the minor podium places was on in earnest in Race 9, the last race of the Murphy & Nye 2010 Australian Etchells Championship, being sailed from the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club on Lake Macquarie, NSW.... [more]
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Golden Gate calls out Swiss club over America's Cup Meeting comments
Richard Gladwell,
The Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup has called out Societe Nautique de Geneve over comments made following the breakdown of discussions in Singapore, earlier this week. In an Open Letter, posted on the Golden Gate Yacht Club website, the Club Commodore, Marcus Young, has strongly disputed comments made following the meeting... [more]
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Alinghi 5 sails in Valencia for first time
Alinghi Media,
Alinghi welcomed the Valencia authorities to its base in the Dársena this afternoon to watch the Defender's giant catamaran, Alinghi 5, be launched ahead of its first sail in Spanish waters. Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi team president, greeted Francisco Camps, the president of the region, and Rita Barberá, the Valencia mayoress, who presented him with the Valencia flag which was immediately raised... [more]
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HRH The Princess Royal unveils Yachtmaster® of the Year 2009
RYA,
Alexander Tilleray from Esher, Surrey has been crowned RYA Yachtmaster® of the Year 2009 and today was presented with his award by HRH The Princess Royal at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show.... [more]
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America's Cup: Latest video from Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing
BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi Media,
As both 33rd America's Cup teams prepare for the Match expected to be sailed on 8 February 2010, we present the some of the latest sailing videos produced by the teams.... [more]
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Brad Butterworth on America's Cup negotiations in Singapore
Alinghi Media,
On his return to Valencia, Brad Butterworth, Alinghi team skipper and representative at the recent Singapore meetings with BMW Oracle, comments on what happened: 'We had a meeting with BMW Oracle representatives from 09:00 SGT on Tuesday 12 January until 20:00 that night and agreed to reconvene the next morning to continue as there were a lot of issues that we had agreed on but a few that were... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Damage assessment, California heads to Singapore
Clipper Ventures,
California and Team Finland rescue Cork crew after yacht hits reef. Having hit a submerged reef during the hours of darkness, Cork was stuck fast and unable to move. As a precautionary measure, the crew were evacuated using life rafts to get ashore.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing weathers storm in Valencia
Peter Rusch BMW Oracle Racing,
A wind storm hit Valencia today, causing BMW ORACLE Racing to batten down the hatches at its team boatyard to ensure none of its equipment was damaged ahead of the 33rd America's Cup Match next month. The storm force winds are the result of a fast moving low pressure system to the north of Valencia.... [more]
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Narrow escape for Alinghi sailmakers in gale force winds + Video
Alinghi Media,
Alinghi's 1,000m2 temporary sail repair tent in the outer Dársena of Valencia was blown over and destroyed in winds gusting up to 60 knots on the morning on 14 January 2010. Thankfully no one was inside at the time and there were no injuries in the accident, but with gale force winds averaging 40knots anticipated throughout the day... [more]
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Is it an Alinghi bird, or is it a plane....? + Video
Alinghi Media,
Port America's Cup passers-by have been doing a double take recently due to the new arrival of two small weather planes at the Alinghi camp. Jon Bilger, Alinghi's chief weather man, has the answers ... Can you describe these devices? Are they planes, gliders?... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Cork hits rock and crew evacuated
Clipper Ventures,
Cork, Ireland, one of ten 68-foot ocean racing yachts competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has struck a rock in the Java Sea, around 200 nautical miles north east of Jakarta.... [more]
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Warren Jones International Youth Regatta - more international entries
John Roberson,
Competitors from five nations could give the 2010 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta its most diverse and international field in this its eighth year. The Warren Jones Regatta is considered to be a bridge from the youth circuit to the senior circuit, and has become a launch-pad for match racing stars, with the top two on the current world rankings, Adam Minoprio and Torvar Mirsky, past winne... [more]
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Star Worlds - Star champs Szabo and Peters want light winds
ZDL - João Pedro Nunes,
US team George Szabo and Rick Peters, current Star World Champions, are one of the attractions of this upcoming Star World Championship. The event's first race will take place this Saturday in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay. The two sailors from San Diego, California, are hoping for light winds so they can repeat last year's feat, when they won their first gold medal in Varberg, Sweden.... [more]
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Notice of Race for 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today published the Notice of Race for the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, the 40th anniversary edition of the championship being held in Istanbul, Turkey from 8-17 July 2010.... [more]
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RYA and NSSA combine forces for Youth Sailing
RYA,
The RYA and the National Schools Sailing Association (NSSA) have agreed to combine forces.... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 4 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images form the fourth day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Images of the Bloody Mary: Not exactly tropical!
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman presents this gallery of images from the Bloody Mary Pursuit sailed on the Queen Mary Reservoir, London, last weekend during some of the coldest weather ever experienced in the UK.... [more]
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There's nothing can stop her now...Jessica Watson rounded the Horn!
Nancy Knudsen,
With a 'mere' 35-40 knots and a 'mere' three metres of swell, Jessica Watson in her 36ft yacht Ella's Pink Lady must have been the luckiest girl in the world as she rounded Cape Horn at 0940GMT today.... [more]
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Sam Davies wins YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year
Yachting Journalists' Association,
The coveted YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year title has been won by female solo round the world yachtswoman Sam Davies. The trophy was presented at a ceremony at Trinity House in London by three time winner of the title, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.... [more]
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RS:X Class announces Reach-4-The-Top Training Camp dates for 2010
ISAF / RS:X Class,
The RS:X Class is offering the opportunity for windsurfers to maximise their preparations for this year's ISAF Sailing World Cup event and the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship with their Reach-4-The-Top Training Camps.... [more]
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Exercise Transglobe: RAF Discoverer takes line honours in Auckland
Peta Stuart-Hunt/PR Works UK,
All three Exercise Transglobe yachts have now crossed the finish line in New Zealand and are on their way into Auckland harbour around 100 miles away. The RAF, after their successful Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, has taken line honours, followed by the Navy and the Army. It has clearly been an eventful and memorable trip for all concerned judging by some of the blogs received... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 3 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images form the third day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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