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 24 Nov 2010
 


Sailing news from the UK and around the world

Welcome to our latest Sail-World.com newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading the latest local and international news from around the UK and beyond.

Briefly this week experienced match racer Andy Shaw has won Round 1 of the Royal Southern Academy Match Cup, the Louis Vuitton Trophy continues in Dubai and to add a little spice to the proceedings crews raced Dhows - dont miss the picture galleries and video of this event.

Chris Stanmore-Major is nearing the finish in Cape Town of the first sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans, the Rhoute du Rhum sailors continue to cross the finish line, the latest burst being the Class40s - Pete Goss finished in 14th place. The Perth International Regatta has just concluded in Western Australia, with silver medals coming back to Britain and we have galleries of images from the event by photographer Richard Langdon.

Plus we have our regular features 'Mailbag: The Week that was' and the very popular 'Video Selections of the Week'.

All this and much more ...

Have a great week!


Sail-World.com Team



Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Images by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
Photographer Chris Schmid has sent these images from the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.... [more]
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Harken Lark Winter Championships 2010
Daniel Watson,
Harken Lark Winter Championships: Light winds and fog met the whopping 47-strong Lark fleet on Saturday morning at Pitsford Reservoir. Three races were scheduled for the first day of Championships and, with the northerly wind, race officer Ian Castle, was able to set a good long beat and figure of eight course to start the fleet off.... [more]
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PegLegs Round Tortola Race 2010 - Triple Jack wins
Alastair Abrehart,
PegLegs Round Tortola Race 2010: In winds gusting in the 20-25 knot range on the north side of Tortola, Triple Jack, a 32-year old Kelsall One-Off skippered by George Lane, won the PegLegs Round Tortola Race on Saturday, for the second year in a row, beating second-placer igoodia by one minute on elapsed time. Jack Dusty III a Pearson 40 skippered by 84-year-old Bill Hirst won cruising class.&tbl=<:tableName:>&pwd=<:password:>'target= "_blank">more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - Perth set for action
John Roberson,
Sailing's answer to Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Raffa are in town, Ben Ainslie and Ian Williams of Britain and Frenchman Mathieu Richard. Mathieu Richard has put in a big year on the International Tour, and has the world championship within his grasp, he will be looking to go into next week's Monsoon Cup in Malaysia on a high, so a good performance in Perth is essential.... [more]
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PWA Cabo Verde World Cup - Fernandez claims Wave World title
Paul Griffiths,
PWA Cabo Verde World Cup - Victor Fernandez claims his first ever PWA wave world title following a gruelling nine days on standby in Cabo Verde!... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Distraction not in Minoprio's dictionary
WMRT,
World Match Racing Tour - Legendary sailing commentator, Peter Montgomery MBE, believes the race to become ISAF Match Racing World Champion is simply too close to call. However, one thing he is certain of is that Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/Blackmatch Racing will be focussed solely on retaining what he believes is his rightful crown.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing looks to semifinals
Tim Jeffery,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing, led by its 31-year-old skipper James Spithill of Australia, advanced to the semifinal round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai as the top-ranked team with 17 points on a 13-2 record.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Semi-finalists decided
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Sailing teams from the USA, New Zealand, Italy and France will contest the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai starting Friday.... [more]
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Get Ready For The Most Exciting Monsoon Cup Ever
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
The Monsoon Cup, which has a tradition of exciting racing and unexpected results, will once again take centre stage when it hosts the final event of the World Match Racing Tour season with up to five skippers still in with a chance of being crowned ISAF Match Racing World Champion.... [more]
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YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year and the Young Sailor of the Year
YJA,
Members of the Yachting Journalists' Association are currently voting for who they consider most deserves to hold the tile.... [more]
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The Great God – Zeus from Brookes and Gatehouse
John Curnow,
At some point in boat ownership, virtually everyone has had to work his or her way through one device not talking with another. When trying to get the information feed from one instrument displayed elsewhere, it has often proven very difficult, at best. Additionally, there are lots of connectors to fail and good old-fashioned water to get into any place it can find.... [more]
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Gamin Hamble Winter Series Week 6
Jonty Sherwill,
Gamin Hamble Winter Series Week 6 - With another win on Sunday Mike and Jamie Holmes' J/97 ‘Jika-Jika' looks set to clinch their points series, as does David and Kirsty Apthorp's 'J-Dream' in the J/109s. If this form can be maintained they should both be strong contenders for the ‘Garmin Yacht of the Series' award for the best overall performance of all Black Fleet classes.... [more]
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Ireland Sailing Championship 2010 - O'Leary wins
ISA,
Ireland Sailing Championship - Following a nail-biting five race final in Kinsale on Saturday the 20th of November, Nicholas O'Leary (RCYC) was crowned ISA All Ireland Sailing Champion 2010. He is now the only competitor in the history of the event to win 3 consecutive championship title... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - British solo sailor takes fourth place in Leg 1
Velux 5 Oceans,
British skipper Chris Stanmore-Major today became the fourth skipper to complete the first ocean sprint of the epic Velux 5 Oceans solo round the world yacht race. After 36 days and 44 minutes at sea, the 33-year-old from Cowes, Isle of Wight, crossed the finish line in Cape Town, South Africa, at 4.44pm local time in beautiful weather conditions.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Twist in the tale predicted for finale
World Match Racing Tour,
World Match Racing Tour - With five skippers still in with a chance of winning the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) as the series heads for the final event of the season at the Monsoon Cup, WMRT has drawn comparisons to the recent grandstand finish in Formula 1 which saw four drivers go into the final Grand Prix of the year with a shot at winning the title.... [more]
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RYA volunteers recognised
RYA,
RYA - Forty four RYA volunteers were last week (Thursday 18 November) recognised for their outstanding achievements and dedication when they were presented with RYA Volunteer Awards by HRH The Princess Royal.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Artemis Racing has a tough day 9
Artemis Racing,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - It was a disappointing day. All the races are important, but we needed to win this one against Mascalzone Latino to ensure a place in the semi-finals.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - The second wave of Class40s
Oliver Dewar,
Throughout Thursday and early on Friday, the lead pack of single-handed Class40's swarmed over the finish line of the Route du Rhum. Thomas Ruyant and his 2009 Tyker40 Destination Dunkerque were first across the line, followed by Nicolas Troussel and the new Pogo S² Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne just over three-and-half hours later.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Race veterans head Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team
Volvo Ocean Race,
The 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race winning navigator, Jules Salter (GBR), heads a strong quartet of race veterans signed up to the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team for the 2011-12 round-the-world race. Jules Salter (GBR), Craig Satterthwaite (NZL) as watchleader, Justin Slattery (IRL) on bow, and Simon Fisher (GBR). With skipper Ian Walker at the helm, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing will have one of the most experie... [more]
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Images of Dubai: Dhow racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy + Video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget presents this gallery of images of the dhow racing staged on the lay day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - providing the top monohull racing crews with a taste of centuries old sailing culture in boats built of Indian teak and capable of sailing almost at the speed of the wind.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans: Chris Stanmore-Major reflects
Velux 5 Oceans,
Congratulations first to Derek Hatfield and the Active House team on their podium position - I tried my best to catch him. After keeping my head down for the past few days in this foul weather I have begun to reflect on the past month and tried to analyze what I have got out of this trip if not the podium position I was so keen for.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy images by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmidt images,
Photographer Chris Schmid presents this gallery of images from the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. We hope you enjoy them... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - A strong French team is entry number 19
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - A fifth, French, double-handed Class40 team has entered bringing the total of confirmed entries to 19 with a rush of four entries within the last four weeks. The highly-experienced, professional sailor, Lionel Regnier, will be sharing the circumnavigation with two co-skippers: fellow Frenchman, Pierre-Yves Cavan, and Belgian yachtsman, Denis Van Weyn Bergh.... [more]
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ARC 2010 Starts - 233 yachts cross the line in sunshine
World Cruising Club,
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) started in spectacular style today as 233 yachts from 26 nations sailed across the start line off Las Palmas de Gran Canaria heading for their final destination, 2,700 nautical miles away in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - Pete Goss crosses finish line
PeteGoss.com,
Pete Goss completed the 2010 Route du Rhum single-handed Trans-Atlantic race at 16:58 UTC (20/11/10) after nearly three weeks at sea. After being out of single-handed competitive sailing for 14 years Pete said that he was delighted with the result and the boat.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Medal hat-trick for GBR sailors
Lindsey Bell,
Perth International Regatta - Britain's sailors picked up three more medals on the final day of racing at the Perth International Regatta on Sunday (21 November) taking their total to five at this test event for the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta images from Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon images,
Photographer Richard Langdon has sent these images from today's competition at the Perth International Regatta... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - More on the Olympic Decision
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November - following the 'Olympic Decision - will ISAF get caught by a Yorker?' and the earlier 'Olympic sailing destined for another major jolt at Athens in November'. You can have your say on the Olympic Events by http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Gladwells-Line:-Olympic-Decision---will-ISAF-get-caught-by-a-Yorker/75967!clicking_here... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Two early medals for GBR sailors
Lindsey Bell,
Perth International Regatta - Giles Scott claimed silver for Great Britain in the Finn class on the penultimate day of the Perth International Regatta on Saturday (20 November), with Paul Goodison taking Laser bronze on another day plagued with poor conditions at the 2011 World Championship venue.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Slingsby wins Gold in tricky conditions
Craig Heydon,
Perth International Regatta - Tom Slingsby has picked up the Australian Sailing Team's first medal at the Perth International Regatta, winning Gold in the Laser class on Saturday.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Medal race results
Perth Internatonal Regatta,
Perth International Regatta - Newly crowned ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year, Australian Tom Slingsby, took out the Laser Men's event today at the Perth International Regatta after a double points medal race sailed in light and fluky winds.... [more]
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RYA: Last call for 18+ Team Racing talent
Ellie Williamson,
RYA: Last call for 18+ Team Racing talent, don't miss your chance to get involved. Entries close in less than a month, Wednesday 8th December, for 2010/11's RYA 18+ Team Racing training programme... [more]
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WPNSA Academy's 'Blow Boat' Challenge for BBC Children in Need
Katie Doerr,
WPNSA welcomed local school children through its doors on the 19th November, in support of BBC Children in Need. This is the third consecutive year the Academy has held a fundraising event for the much loved and appreciated UK charity.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Tough conditions on day three
Lindsey Bell,
Perth International Regatta - Day three of the Perth International Regatta (Thursday 18 November) proved a testing one for sailors and race officials alike as the famed Fremantle sea breeze struggled to appear, giving rise to light and shifting wind conditions and an upset schedule.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - Ainslie to contest the Cup
John Roberson,
Sunseeker Australia Cup - Britain's golden boy of sailing, Ben Ainslie, has confirmed that he will be contesting the Sunseeker Australia Cup later this month, on the Swan River, close to the heart of the city of Perth.... [more]
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Lewmar launches new products for 2011 at METS
MarineBusiness-World.com,
An impressive array of new products from Lewmar are being launched at METS 2010. You can look at the full PDF right here.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Stanmore-Major pays credit to Van Liew
Velux 5 Oceans,
British skipper Chris Stanmore-Major described his American rival Brad Van Liew's win in the first leg of the Velux 5 Oceans as a 'masterclass' in solo sailing. 'It's a bit demoralising when Brad gets in and you realise just how far ahead he has been,' Chris said this morning.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Wildcard Hansen thinks Ainslie should win World title
WMRT,
Hansen, who has a strong record at the Monsoon Cup having twice finished on the podium, is relishing the chance of getting back to Kuala Terengganu and signing off his season with a strong performance. Hansen said 'I actually think Ben [Ainslie] will win, he's in good form.'... [more]
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Royal Southern Yacht Club - Glittering prizes surprise and delight
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Royal Southern Yacht Club - A glittering array of superb silver and glassware was handed out to some surprised and delighted recipients at the Royal Southern Yacht Club's annual Prizegiving ceremony held on Saturday, 13th November.... [more]
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ISAF Olympic Fallout - From the Kiteboard Association
IKA,
We surely made a huge step forward at this year's ISAF annual conference with regards to kiteboarding's participation in the 2016 Olympic Games, however at the moment there are only 2 medals available for 4 possible board sport event which up till now only allow for a limited number of choices.... [more]
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ISAF Olympic fallout - From the Star Class
ISCYRA,
ISAF - The Star class fully supports the ISAF decision-making process and the eventual outcome. We understand and appreciate many of the challenges ISAF faces in making our sport more attractive to the media and we believe the Star can make unique and valuable contributions in this area.... [more]
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