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 24 Dec 2010
 


Ainslie in Australia, Barcelona World Race start for Caffari and more

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

Ben Ainslie is back on form in the Finn having secured the gold medal at Sail Melbourne (Australia). Read about his last two months 'Down Under'.


Ben Ainslie of Great Britain - Sail Melbourne  Jeff Crow/ Sport the Library ©

Dee Caffari is about to start the Barcelona World Race with co-skipper Anna Corbella (ESP), Chris Stanmore-Major will spend Christmas at sea contesting the second leg of the Velux 5 Oceans and the RS Feva Worlds 2011 online entry is now open.

Of course we have the very latest news on the America's Cup from our resident expert Richard Gladwell and don't forget Sail-World.com's Video Selections of the Week.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race gets underway on Boxing Day, and the Team are producing a dedicated newsletter for this event. If you wish to subscribe you can do so by going to the Home page of Sail-World.com and clicking on 'Newsletter Subscribe' on the top right of the page.

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Ben Ainslie - Summer in Australia
©BenAinslie.com,
By the time I leave Australia in January it will have effectively been my home for two months. Being down here allows me to spend a lot of time out on the water in the big breezes and really work on getting my sailing fitness back up to where it needs to be for the 2011 season and the 2012 selection process.... [more]
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America's Cup: San Francisco shortens the odds in tight Venue race
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World NZ's Editor, Richard Gladwell, caught up with BMW Oracle Racing's Chief Operating Officer, and lead negotiator for the 34th America's Cup Venue Selection process, the day after he returned from visiting the three candidates in Newport, San Francisco and Italy. Barclay told Sail-World that the decision was 'going right down to the wire, documenting each city's proposal – each are very... [more]
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Six Champions seeking Optimist Worlds title in Langkawi
Secretary Optimist class Sally Burnett,
Six Champions meet in Langkawi. In just a few days time the International Optimist Class Worlds will begin in Langkawi, Malaysia. This fabulous island venue will see a near record attendance of 235 sailors from as many as 56 countries.... [more]
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RS Feva Worlds 2011 on-line Entry now open
Bill Tucker,
RS Feva Worlds 2011 - The International RS Feva Class Association is very pleased to announce that the RS Feva Worlds 2011 Sponsored by Allen Sailboat Performance Hardware and Magic Marine website is now live and taking entries.... [more]
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ISAF : 2011 WADA Prohibited List published
ISAF,
Following its approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Executive Committee on September 18, the 2011 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. This List will take effect on 1 January 2011.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skippers face Christmas at sea
Velux 5 Oceans,
For the skippers, Christmas Day is just one more day at sea. It's especially tough on the skippers who have young children, including Derek Hatfield, Brad Van Liew and Zbigniew Gutkowski. Thanks to the state-of-the-art onboard communications system each skipper has onboard their yachts they will be able to make calls to loved ones.... [more]
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LandCorp Mirror Worlds 2011 count down
Anthony Galante,
The countdown has begun in earnest for the 14th LandCorp International Mirror Class World Championships to be hosted by the Princess Royal Sailing Club in Albany, Western Australia. Albany is a regional center 400km from Perth and the site of Western Australia's first European settlement. It has boasted many great sailors including 3 times Americas Cup sailor Jack Baxter.... [more]
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America's Cup: Australian team files Notice of Challenge
Sail-World,
A syndicate of Australians including yachtsman Ludde Ingvall, skipper of the YuuZoo Big Boat Racing Team, has submitted a Notice of Challenge to the defending Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. The Syndicate aims to bring together nationwide resources and skills in a true people's challenge. Lodging the application reserves a place for Australia to return to competition for the world's olde... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Le Cam aims for podium
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - It would be surprising to see Jean Le Cam line up at the start of a major race without having the ambition of ending up somewhere on the podium.... [more]
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New Year's Day Pursuit Race begins 2011
Paul Allen,
2011 sailing begins with the annual New Year's Day Pursuit Race on 1st January at Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club. Following this, the Tipsy Series starts the following day, Sunday 2nd January, with two races each week starting at midday. Fleets sailed with separate starts will be Asymmetric, Handicap and Lasers.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Christophe Bullens returns to Cape Town again
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans skipper Christophe Bullens is returning to Cape Town again following more issues onboard his yacht Five Oceans of Smiles too. It is the second time Christophe has returned to port since the second ocean sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans started from Cape Town on December 16.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Central Lechera Asturiana's new rig in
Barcelona World Race,
An update from Central Lechera Asturiana on its new mast. The rig was stepped in the early evening drizzle. It will likely be next Monday before the IMOCA Open 60 is ready to go sailing, with a day of dock tuning Thursday before the Christmas break.... [more]
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America's Cup: Newport Marine industry rallies to support Venue bid
Richard Gladwell,
The Newport Daily News reports that more than 150 people rallied at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth on Tuesday morning to drive home the message that the state needs to make the investment in boating facilities at Fort Adams State Park in Newport so it can host the 2013 America's Cup races.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Gutkowski steals the lead
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans skippers have been dogged by light headwinds and glassy calm seas punctuated by unpredictable squalls. Sailing Operon Racing, Gutek was the fastest of all of the fleet in the last 24 hours, averaging 8.1 knots.... [more]
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49er World Youth Championship for Travemuende
Andreas Kling,
World Championships are always a highlight at the world's most beautiful sailing regatta. But a World Championship premiere is very special for Travemuende Week. The 122nd edition of Travemuende Week (22 to 31 July 2011) will be the venue of the first World Youth Championship of the 49er.... [more]
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Palamos Christmas Race - Sailors tested on wet and windy day
Jaume Soler,
While the 49ers struggled not to capsize when faced with open wind as they left the harbour, the Race Committee got racing underway in Charlie and Bravo area.... [more]
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America's Cup: Newport Daily News updates on Venue Bid
Richard Gladwell,
The Newport Daily News is reporting on the developments in Rhode Island on their bid to host the 34th America's Cup in the state. BMW Oracle Racing have had a negotiating team in Newport for a week holding discussions over staging the 34th America's Cup after San Francisco, previously described by the team as having a 'winning bid', changed the deal that had been under negotiation for four mont... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) 2010 - What a season
WMRT,
2010 edition of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) and on the water, the script could not have been given a more thrilling twist. The Monsoon Cup was a final that went down to the wire. Having led the Tour standings all season, Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team arrived at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia as one of five skippers still in with a chance of winning the World Championship.... [more]
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Swan European Regatta 2011 Notice of Race available
Katie Doerr,
Swan European Regatta Nautor's Swan is delighted to publish the Notice of Race for the event as we look forward to a week of high energy Solent racing in testing tidal conditions for the 15th edition. The Swan European Regatta will hit the UK shores of Cowes, Isle of Wight from July 9 – 15, 2011.... [more]
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America's Cup: Letter released inviting Rhode Island Venue Bid
Richard Gladwell,
A letter, dated last Friday 17 December 2010 from Stephen Barclay, lead negotiator BMW Oracle Racing to Keith Stokes Executive Director, Rhode Island Economic Development Corp has been released. The polite note would seem to be just a welcome mat for a response from the 113 year home of the America's Cup which hosted Defences from 1870 to 1983, when the trophy was held by the New Yo... [more]
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