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 01 Sep 2011
 
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Latest Sailing News from Canada and beyond!

The three podium positions for the second leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race are now confirmed following the arrival today, after 20 days at sea, of Welcome to Yorkshire and Singapore in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They finished second and third respectively behind Gold Coast Australia who crossed the finish early yesterday morning. New York and Visit Finland, are expected to arrive tomorrow while the remainder of the fleet is facing strong headwinds on their way to Rio.

The Spanish crew of Bribon showed determination and consistency on the challenging home course in Cartagena to win the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit's fourth regatta of the season. This was their first trophy regatta wind since winning the Cartagena event back in 2008; Canadian Olympic medalist Ross McDonald was on-board to guide them to victory. Well done! Bribon now stands in fourth position overall behind Quantum Racing (USA), Audi Azurra (ITA) and Container (GER) going into Barcelona for the final event event of the season in mid-September. Check out the photos and video replays from Cartagena!

Final results for the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac are now posted following a lengthy review of many request for redress for yachts that provided assistance to other vessels during the memorable storm of 2011 in which two sailors lost their life. Greg Freemen, event chair, provides some insight into the complexity of the scoring process this year.

Hurricane Irene was not very kind to many sailors and racers this past week-end; the US Sailing's Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship at the Rochester Yacht Club in Rochester had to cancel their Sunday practice race because of unusually high winds and waves on Lake Ontario; they then had to cancel racing on Day 1 Monday because of lack of breeze. After 11 races over the past few days, Sally Barkow from Wisconsin, came from behind to clinch the Championship for her fourth US SAILING Rolex IWKC title. Cory Serti from Rochester, NY finished second followed by Florida's Anna Turncliffe in third. Canadians Sharon Ferris from Toronto, ON and Katie Coleman Nicoll from Etobicoke, ON place very respectable 13th and 15th overall in a strong fleet of 36 entries.

Hamilton Yacht Club was quite busy this past week hosting the 21st Mobility Cup featuring 60 disabled athletes from five countries including Australia, the Netherlands, the U.K., U.S.A and Canada and the 2.4 MR North American championships. Congratulations to Allan Leibel from the National Yacht Club in Toronto, who won seven of 11 races over two days to win the Championships. We have full reports and photos from both events.

On the East coast, the 2011 Canadian Optimist Championships were hosted in Lunenberg, Nova Sccotia last week-end where close to 100 kids enjoyed an opportunity to race at the national level.

The Canada Cup is back in the news! Macatawa Bay Yacht Club's team Heritage beat the Chicago Match Racing Center's Convexity to win the Canada's Cup US defender trials this past week-end. The Championship, originally scheduled to start today, was delayed despite the race Committee's best effort to start a race in light conditions; its back on tomorrow morning when MBYC team Heritage will face off against Royal Canadian Yacht Club's Vincere. Live coverage on http://canadascup2011.us/


Stay safe on the water!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 2 podium complete
Haether Ewing,
The only English entry in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, Welcome to Yorkshire crossed the finish line in the shadow of Sugar Loaf Mountain last night at 2210 local time. Singapore has taken third place in Race 2, crossing the finish line this morning at 0320 local time.... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship - Tied at the top
Katie Nicoll,
Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships - Anna Tunnicliffe moved into first to tie up the lead with Sally Barkow. Corey Sertl remained in second and Carol Cronin moved into fourth. Racing on Lake Ontario didn't start until after noon, when the wind came in and settled. After that the race committee pulled off three good races.... [more]
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Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac scoring - Final results posted
Greg Freeman,
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac final results are now available. Chicago Yacht Club have provided details of the process used to rescore the race: We are pleased to announce that after a great deal of manual labor, including a manual review of all of the original results and manually rescoring the race, the final results for the 2011 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac are now on our website... [more]
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Alan Leibel of National Yacht Club Wins Int'l 2.4mR NA Championships
Colin Jacobs,
With fairly consistent easterly winds ranging from 4 to 12 kts, the International 2.4mR North American Championships finished today at The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Hamilton, Ontario. Oscillating shifts kept the sailors busy especially in the third race when the wind produced 12 kt gusts.... [more]
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Region of Murcia Trophy - Bribon's impeccable Series
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Region of Murcia Trophy - As the Audi MedCup Circuit returned to Cartagena for the fourth time it was one of the ‘founding fathers' of the TP52 MedFleet and Circuit which lifted the Trophy. The Bribon crew sailed an impeccable series, finding a winning level of consistency on a race course which is considered one of the most challenging of the year.... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship
Jan Harley,
When the defending champions won race two of the day – Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.), Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.), Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) and Liz Bower (Rochester, N.Y.) racing as Team Maclaren – they too made a leap, going from fourth to first in the overall standings.... [more]
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America's Cup: Ten days to go until start of World Series, Plymouth
Richard Gladwell,
With just over a week to go until the first day of racing in Plymouth round of the America's Cup World Series, preparations are proceeding at pace. Several teams are expected to take their first sail on Thursday 1 September, as they practice ahead of the first day of racing on September 10.... [more]
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Mobility Cup 2011 day 2 racing
John Kernaghan,
Genevieve Wickham of Sailability/Royal Perth Yacht Club of Perth, Australia won two of three races Wednesday to consolidate her lead in the Access Liberty Fleet on the second day of the 2011 Mobility Cup... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships – Ideal day
Katie Nicoll,
Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships – Looking at the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, which did not offer up much in the way of wind, PRO Hank Stuart decided to get in as many races as he could on day two. And that he did with a total of five well-run races.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race Stage 2 - Gold Coast Australia victorious
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - In a highly tactical contest between the teams racing the ten 68-foot yachts, the crew of Gold Coast Australia emerged victorious. The pivotal moment in their first transatlantic race was their decision to take a route directly through the middle of the Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of Africa... [more]
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Rotary Mobility Cup 2011 day 1
John Kernaghan,
Montreal sailors dominated the Gold Fleet competition on day one of Canada's 2011 Mobility Cup Tuesday. More than 60 disabled athletes from five countries including Australia, the Netherlands, the U.K., U.S.A and Canada are competing in the event.... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship - Setting the pace
Jan Harley,
US Sailing's Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship (Rolex IWKC) got underway in earnest. Four winners in five races, along with a tight mix of competitors finishing second and third in individual races, has resulted in a tight battle at the top of the scoreboard.... [more]
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Canada's largest regatta for sailors with physical disabilities begins
Colin Jacobs,
The 2011 edition of the Mobility Cup began today with clinics for the sailors and the Opening Ceremonies. Hosted by The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club and the Burlington Sailing & Boating Club this year marks the 21st anniversary edition of the event.... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships - Frustrating day
Katie Nicoll,
Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships - Hank Stuart, PRO, tried his best, moving the course, waiting for the wind to settle down, waiting for the wind to come up, waiting for the wind to settle, and finally relinquished the race to the wind gods that had not appeared. His efforts were well received by the competitors.... [more]
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Solo sailor nearly through the Northwest Passage!
Thomas Spitzer,
Here's an update from Matt Rutherford as he attempts to circumnavigate the Americas non-stop and alone: So, I was delivering a boat (Godspeed) to Antigua with Simon Edwards and Tag (Al Hunt). I was telling Tag about this idea I had during my second single-handed trans-Atlantic. I was thinking about trying to start a non-profit in Annapolis MD that would give sailing opportunities to the... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship - No races on Day 1
Jan Harley,
The Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship encountered an almost total lack of breeze for the first day of racing which prevented the 36 teams who traveled to Rochester Yacht Club from starting their assault on the championship title.... [more]
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True North Yachts Partners with Sailtime GTA
True North Yachts,
As the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show gets underway this is an opportune time to announce the creation of an evolving strategic alliance between True North Yachts and Sailtime GTA. Sailtime GTA offers the solution for those looking to take advantage of a flexible and cost efficient way of enjoying a sailing lifestyle.... [more]
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SailTV: Audi MedCup: Live and Replay
Sail-World,
Click on the play arrow below to see live and replay coverage of the MedCup... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship 2011
Jan Harley,
Racing at the 2011 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship begins tomorrow, Monday, August 29, with the warning signal for the first race sounding at 12:00 p.m. The four days of racing on Lake Ontario, under the leadership of Principal Race Officer Hank Stuart, will culminate with the crowning of a new champion on September 1.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Surfing waves and climbing masts
Lisa Blair,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race update from crew member Lisa Blair representing Queensland on Gold Coast Australia. Day eight of our first race down to Madeira ended with the birthday celebrations of crew member Patrick Cooper who was fortunate enough to be helming in ideal sailing conditions surfing waves with regular speeds of 14 knots.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy more final day images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery,
MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy more final day images from photographer Ingrid Abery... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships on hold
Katie Nicoll,
Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships were all set to go with 36 teams from three countries, but the remainder of measurement, launching, and the practice race have all been cancelled due to the high winds and huge waves created on the North Shore of Lake Ontario with a north wind from Hurricane Irene.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy - The kings of Cartagena
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The MedCup Region of Murcia has now crowned the kings of Cartagena. Unmatched consistency on a very difficult race area ensured that the Spanish crew secured the 52 Series regatta title of the first Spanish regatta of the season as long as they finished. Such regularity was only slightly exceeded in the Soto 40 Class where the British crew of Ngoni overhauled the Spanish favourites on Iberdrola... [more]
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Canadian Optimist Dinghy Championships overall
Keith Richardson,
Canadian Optimist Dinghy Championships, hosted by the Lunenburg Yacht Club, have concluded with two races sailed on Friday to complete 12 races in total. Conditions for the event challenged the 85 sailors from across Canada, the US and Bermuda.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy - A brighter outlook
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
In the MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy, Quantum Racing have taken victory in the Cartagena coastal race while second place has ensured that Bribon leads into the final day of competition. In the Soto 40 fleet, Ngoni is on course to win the Murcia title.... [more]
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Three sets of siblings in top ten at the 2011 Canadian Opti Nationals
Katie Nicoll,
Justin Vittecoq won the 2011 Canadian Optimist Championships and a berth to the 2012 Worlds, beating out his sister Corilea Vittecoq to win the 2011 Canadian Optimist Nationals, his sister placing fourth, both from Hudson YC.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery
Sail-World.com,
MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy Day 3 images from photographer Ingrid Abery... [more]
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Canadian Optimist Championship - Leaders switch after day 3 of racing
Katie Nicoll,
Canadian Optimist Championship - Another beautiful day of Nova Scotia sun and wind greeted the sailors today with a steady 15-20 knots of breeze. After the team races yesterday, the young sailors were ready to hit the open waters off Backmans Island in Mahone Bay, NS.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race –Three way battle into Rio
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2011-2012. 'The fleet is well and truly split; it will be hard for the chasing back to reel in the three leaders particularly with the forecasted winds. Current leaders Gold Coast Australia, who will today complete the Ocean Sprint, have once again encountered challenging conditions.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup set
Jan Harley,
The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, presented by Rolex, will proceed with racing on September 13 with most of the twenty-two participating yacht club teams fresh from racing at the peak of the sailing season in the northern hemisphere. However, three teams – the CYC of Australia, Royal Cape Yacht Club and Yacht Club Argentino will be coming from winter to summer to race in Swan 42s... [more]
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Nearly 100 young sailors participate in 2011 Canadian Optimist Champs
Katie Nicoll,
Greeted by wet weather, 94 young Optimist sailors marched out into the pouring rain at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2011 Canadian Championships at the Lunenberg Yacht Club in Nova Scotia. The practice race was warm and sunny but the wet wild weather returned for the first day of racing where winds topped 35 knots on Monday, August 22nd.... [more]
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