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 13 Sep 2010
 


Another giant week of sailing around the World

Welcome to this edition of Sail-World.com's UK newsletter.

Another busy week, both locally and internationally.

The Southampton Boat Show, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the World Match Racing Tour Danish Open and the Laser Masters Worlds at Hayling Island are just a few highlights this week.

Be sure to view our new images from Chris Cameron and Carlo Borlenghi and catch up on all the latest America's Cup news. Stay tuned for the big announcement and of course Sail-World.com will have expert commentary and analysis from our specialist Richard Gladwell after the announcement.

Enjoy your week and cheers.


Sail-World.com Team



America's Cup Media Conference screening live on Sail-World.com
Richard Gladwell,
A press conference is scheduled for Monday 13th September at 1300 CET / 0700 EST / 0400 PST/ 2300 NZT , when the Defender and Challenger of Record will reveal these changes, explain the thinking behind them, and sign the new Protocol. Additionally, the year of the 34th America's Cup Match will be confirmed.... [more]
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Dave Ullman - yachting's elder Statesman (Pt.I).
John Curnow,
A lengthy and distinguished career has afforded Dave Ullman one formidable insight into both the art and business of sailing. As a direct result of his many achievements, Dave has a genuine interest in ensuring that future generations have access to the experiences and learnings of the past.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - No new boat for Sam
Vendee Globe,
Sam Davies hopes to complete the sale of her beloved monohull in the coming days and we are likely to see the boat lining up at the start of the Barcelona Race in the hands of another skipper.... [more]
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Buddy Melges Challenge - Australian women win
Craig Heydon,
Buddy Melges Challenge - Australian women win - Fellow Australians Katie Spithill, Jessica Eastwell and Angela Farrell finished the regatta in sixth position after topping their group early in the regatta with the crew gaining more valuable time in the Elliott 6 metre boat that will be used at the 2012 London Olympic Games.... [more]
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Images from Maxi Cup: Chris Cameron aboard the J-class Ranger
Chris Cameron,

Top international photographer Chris Cameron was on hand at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and sends this magnificent gallery of some of the biggest yachts on the planet in fresh breezes.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Danish Open - Minoprio wins race of his life
Audrey Lakai,
World Match Racing Tour - Reigning Champion Adam Minoprio ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing declared his victory over close friend and fierce rival Torvar Mirsky Mirsky Racing Team in the final of the Danish Open as one of the best of his life. With the score tied at 2-2 in the first to 3 point series, Minoprio trailed Mirsky in the final match but battled back for the most dramatic victory of his career.... [more]
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RYA launches the hugely popular Sail Trim Handbook for Cruisers
RYA,
PSP Southampton Boat Show - Today (Sunday 12 September) marked the official launch of one of the RYA's newest publications, the Sail Trim Handbook for Cruisers.... [more]
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Stuart Alexander: Coutts to unveil future of America's Cup
Stuart Alexander,
Top yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writes in The Independent (UK) ahead of Monday's announcement on the Boat and date of the 2014 America's Cup Match: The bumpy road that has been the America's Cup for the last three years is set to become more smooth in Valencia on Monday when Russell Coutts unveils plans to boost its future, including a new boat, a new format, the year in which it wil... [more]
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America's Cup Video: High Definition clip of USA-17 at Valencia
Adam Docker,
After an intense 20 day shoot in Valencia filming a feature-doc for Oracle as they competed and eventually won the 33rd America's Cup, Adam Docker posted this clip in High Definition of BMW Oracle Racing's USA-17. We've heard a lot of talk about what is possible with America's Cup and Sailing video coverage - try this!... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends: Destruction derby
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
The first leg of the third Whitbread Round the World Race in 1981-82, from Portsmouth to Cape Town, was dubbed by one yachting magazine as a ‘destruction derby': 'The boat was unnaturally quiet; gloom and doom below and the mood wasn't helped by the necessity to let the outside world know what had happened...... [more]
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ORCi Worlds - Beluga Sailing Team and Patent 3 win
ORCi Worlds,
ORCi Worlds - Beluga Sailing Team and Patent 3 win - Racing today was on the Flensburger Foerde once again, and in perfect 9-14 knot conditions with enough shifts, puffs and ulls to make for very interesting tactical sailing. With 19 and 30 boats on the starting lines of the Alpha and Beta Divisions, respectively, and short 5.9-mile courses.... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series 2010 - Final day of racing in Rimini
Joy Dunigan,
Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series 2010 - Rimini, the final stage of the event in Europe has presented the perfect platform for the ultimate dual between defending Series Champion Benedetto Giallongo on Value Team and Francesco Farneti on Reggini Sailing Team. Clearly these two tougher-than-tough competitors are ready to go the distance.... [more]
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Laser Worlds Masters at Hayling Island
Laser Worlds,
Laser World Championships Masters - Preparation work is in full swing for the second stage at Hayling Island Sailing Club (HISC). The Masters Championships will take place at the club, starting with the practice race on Sunday, 12 September, followed by the official opening reception. Racing will start on Monday 13 September with two races per day for both the Radial and Standard fleets, finishin... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Early exit for Ainslie and Gilmour
Audrey Lakai,
ISAF World Match Racing Tour Championship - Three time Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin and four time Match Racing World Champion Peter Gilmour (AUS) Yanmar Racing were among the big name casualties who were sent packing from the Danish Open today, effectively ending their dreams of winning.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - Finale
Jill Campbell,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - A final day of great sailing came to a close with the victory of Esimit Europa 2 (Racing & Racing Cruising), Hetairos (Super Maxi), Ranger (Super Maxi & J Class) and Y3K (Wally) in their respective divisions. Niklas Zennstrom's Ran has been crowned Mini Maxi Rolex World Champion in the inaugural edition of the class championship.... [more]
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PSP Southampton Boat Show - Andrew Simpson launches Multihull Handbook
RYA / Susie Nation-Grainger,
PSP Southampton Boat Show saw the official launch of the eagerly awaited RYA publication the RYA Multihull Handbook for Cruisers today (11 September), the latest from the popular RYA series. The must have book for multihull enthusiasts which covers the complexities of multihull boating was unveiled by the author Andrew Simpson, renowned yacht designer, marine journalist and illustrator.... [more]
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Steve White - solo round the world the 'wrong way'
Nancy Knudsen,
Dee Caffari has done it, now Steve White is setting out to do it too. He's going to sail solo, round the world, non-stop and unassisted, AND the 'wrong way', AND break the current record.... [more]
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RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships
RYA media,
RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships - The popularity of the championships continues to swell with team racing offering a fun yet competitive arena for teams to test their boat handling skills, decision-making abilities and tactical nous.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Danish Open - YANMAR Racing fights for Semis
YANMAR Racing Media,
Day Two of the 2010 Danish Open was a crucial day of racing for YANMAR Racing and the other 11 skippers, as with no quarter final stage in this seventh event on the ISAF World Match Racing Tour, only the top four teams go through to the semi finals.... [more]
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Buddy Melges Challenge day one
Sail-World.com,
The Buddy Melges Challenge is being sailed from the eighth to the 12th September at the U.S. Sailing Center in Sheboygan, on the shores of Lake Michigan.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Leader extends
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi World Championship - Light to moderate shifty breezes today allowed for three more inshore races added to the scoreboard. The series has been tight amongst the leaders in both the 21-boat Alpha Division and the 31-boat Beta Division, but after today's intense racing a clear leader has emerged in one group whilst the ultimate results in the other group are still just too close to call.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - Crunch time
Jill Campbell,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - The penultimate day brought a whole new set of challenges to the 47 competing yachts as they got to grips with their first day of light air. Heading into the final race day Esimit Europa 2 (Racing & Racing/Cruising), Y3K (Wally) and Ranger (J Boats) retain the lead in their respective divisions while Hetairos moves to the top of the Super Maxi division.... [more]
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PWA World Cup - Kia Cold Hawaii, Denmark event preview
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Kia Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup - The world famous North Sea town of Klitmoller is about to explode into action as the PWA's most impressive male wave sailors descend on Denmark!... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Danish Open - Italy's Bruni takes lead
WMRT,
World Match Racing Tour Danish Open- Italy's Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra, was in red hot form on day two of qualifying for the Danish Open and leads the charge for semi final places with a record of eight wins and three losses, but with three flights to complete tomorrow morning and seven skippers still in with a chance of qualifying the battle for the semis is wide open.... [more]
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RS Vareo National Championships - Wide range of conditions in Torbay
Debbie Darling,
Vareo National Championships 2010 took place in Torbay and was hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. The event took place between the fourth and seventh of September and provided competitors with a wide range of wind and sea conditions.... [more]
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Forces Windsurfing Challenge – Service men take on the Isle of Wight
Stuart Mckean,
Windsurfing teams from The Army, the Royal Navy and the RAF are set to embark on a challenge that will test more than just their windsurfing skills – to circumnavigate the Isle of Wight.... [more]
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London Regatta 2010 a success in Greenwich
Clive Reffell,
London Regatta saw 48 boats from sailing clubs across the capital converged on Greenwich Yacht Club on Sunday 5 September to take part in London's biggest dinghy racing event of the year. This was the Regatta's fifth year at Greenwich, taking advantage of the annual test closure of the Thames Barrier which creates non-tidal conditions on the up-river side towards London.... [more]
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Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing - Places still available
RYA,
RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships still has a few places up for grabs. The event, set once again to be one of the highlights of the RYA's Racing calendar.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Danish Open - YANMAR Racing has perfect start
YANMAR Racing Media,
Tough conditions on day one of the 2010 Danish Open at Bornholm, the seventh event on this year's ISAF World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie - Excited to be back racing the Finn
Ben Ainslie,
It was genuinely really exciting to be back racing the Finn again at Skandia Sail for Gold. Having not raced in the Finn since Beijing 2008, my expectations going into Sail for Gold were realistic; I knew my preparation had been minimal.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - Final wrap
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - The PWA's finest females turned up the heat in a historic all-women's slalom finale off the beautiful Cote d'Azur.... [more]
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Clipper Race – New Senior appointment reflects growing global demand
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Ventures plc's creation of a new senior role reflects the growing global demand for the unique event which has developed an international reputation for delivering its sponsors' trade, tourism and cultural objectives. The Director of Business Development will report directly into Chief Executive William Ward and oversee the company's global business and external relations.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - More images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - More images by Carlo Borlenghi... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup images by Carlos Borlenghi.... [more]
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Flying 15 fleet flies into Weymouth and Portland
Cailah Leask,
Flying 15 fleet will be heading out to the waters of Weymouth Bay this coming weekend, September 11th, for their 2010 Southern Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).... [more]
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Putting a boat away for the winter - E-10 gas
Boat US,
Boaters and anglers will soon be putting away their boats for the season. But before they do, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has some tips learned from fuel industry insiders on how to store a boat with E-10 gasoline (containing 10% ethanol) over the winter.... [more]
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Sarah Ayton and crew Saskia Clark – Live web chat
Volvo Cars Sailing,
Want top sailing tips from two of Britain's best sailors? Do you have sailing dilemmas or questions about preparation, training and racing? Post all your sailing, fitness and lifestyle questions for Sarah Ayton and crew Saskia Clark here for their live web chat on Thursday 16th September then tune in at 18.00 BST to hear your question answered.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race – Alex Thomson reveals co-skipper
Kassi Denman,
Alex Thomson Racing today announced that Volvo Ocean Race sailor, Andy Meiklejohn, will join Alex Thomson as co-skipper for the 2010 edition of the Barcelona World Race.... [more]
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PSP Southampton Boat Show – RYA have plenty in store for youngsters
Susie Nation-Grainger,
PSP Southampton Boat Show (10-19 September), has plenty in store to entertain youngsters. From face painting and colouring, to an exciting treasure hunt, the RYA have their bases covered.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup Venue is San Francisco's to lose
Richard Gladwell,
The Venue is the third element in the formula for the 34th America's Cup. The first two - the Protocol which governs the conditions under which the Match and its preliminaries will be conducted; and the Boat to be used for the Match will be announced in Valencia in Monday at 1300CET. As for the Venue, there are three options, but maybe more.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - The Best of Rick Deppe - Video and Images
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race HQ has a new Associate Producer and Media Crew Member (MCM) Manager for the 2011-12 race, Rick Deppe will manage the media crew. Deppe will have a hand in production and will work with the onboard media crew both before and throughout the nine-month odyssey, helping the new MCMs do the best job possible in the tough conditions for which the Volvo Ocean Race is renowned.... [more]
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Sail Sydney Notice of Race now online
Di Pearson Sail Sydney Media,
Sail Sydney notice of race now online - Round 2 of the Sail Downunder Series, Sail Sydney is one of only two ISAF Grade 1 events in Australia and the big news is that for the first time, the regatta will be run during weekdays only, from 6-9 December, making it a fairer playing field for all.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final – Day Five
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Valerie Arrighetti claims the final event trophy of the year at the first ever all-women's event in Almanarre, but it's Karin Jaggi who takes home the 2010 world title on a perfect day on the Mediterranean coast... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Bohemia Express and Patent 3 maintain lead
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi World Championship - Yesterday's strong easterly breeze built up to be even stronger today in the 44-mile middle-distance offshore race, hosted by the Flensburger Segler Club (FSC), as the fleet withstood winds of 25-30 knots, gusting to near 40 knots.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - a Worlds qualifier
John Roberson,
Sunseeker Australia Cup, to be sailed on the Swan River in November, has been confirmed as the final qualifying event for the final event in the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Championships, the Monsoon Cup to be held in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.... [more]
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Energy efficient green weapon race for Weymouth and Portland Academy
Cailah Leask,
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is known across Dorset and more distant shores as a sports facility that has a strong commitment to stewardship of the environment.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Rick Deppe to manage media crew
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race HQ has a new Associate Producer and Media Crew Member (MCM) Manager for the 2011-12 race, Rick Deppe will manage the media crew. Deppe will have a hand in production and will work with the onboard media crew both before and throughout the nine-month odyssey, helping the new MCMs do the best job possible in the tough conditions for which the Volvo Ocean Race is renowned.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour - YANMAR Racing set for Danish Open 2010
YANMAR Racing Media,
The 2010 Danish Open, the seventh event on the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour, is being staged in Bornholm, Denmark from September 8th-12th.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - NoR and Application for Entry Available
Jennifer Crooks,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race's organising authority, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and Rolex SA of Geneva, the naming rights sponsor, have announced the release of the Notice of Race and now invite applications for entry.... [more]
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RS Vareo National Championships at Torquay Yacht Club
RS Association,
A successful RS Vareo National Championships has just finished on a sunny and windy day here in Torquay.... [more]
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Farr 45 Team Racing images from Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery sent this gallety of images from the Team Racing, in Farr 45s, on the Solent this week... [more]
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RS600 National Championship at Royal Torbay YC
RS600 Association,
Day 1 lived up to the forecast of lightish patchy easterlies, which combined with a huge swell made sailing a 600 hard on the knees and even harder on the brain.... [more]
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RS200 Scottish Series Open at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club
Ronnie Millar,
The penultimate event of the Scottish Series was held at Dalgety Bay on fourth and 5th September. Sunday and the wind had increased slightly to around 14 knots at peak.... [more]
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