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 20 Aug 2012
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Everyone is a winner at Chester Race Week!

Spinakers - Chester Race Week 2012  Jude Robertson
It's been another outstanding week of racing in Chester, NS. It still amazes me how, year after year, Chester Yacht Club manages to host the largest regatta in Eastern Canada. A perfect location on beautiful Mahone Bay certainly helps but I believe it's the resilient character of the people associated with the event who are behind the success. We usually celebrate the winners on the water; this week, I would like to tip my hat to the Chester Race Week organizing committee including chairman JP Curry, race officer Andreas Josenhans, the CYC staff and a large number of volunteers; they have once again convinced sponsors and racers and racers that Chester race Week is the place to be! You don't need to be a big yacht club to host a big event.

29er and Windmills - CORK Olympic Class Regatta 2012  

Another returning success story is taking place as I write this article on the shores of the St-Lawrence River in Ontario. CORK Kingston is promoted as the 'Ultimate Fresh Water Experience' and the combination of location, facilities and organization certainly support this statement. CORK is made up of multiple distinct events including the Optimist CORK and CORK International Regatta that have already taken place, the prestigious CORK Olympic Class Regatta being raced currently, followed by the CORK One Design Regatta starting later this week.

You can expect to see many of our Olympians who have returned from London in Kingston this week; meanwhile, Paul Tingley just wrapped a week of racing in Chester before heading out to London for the start of the Paralympic Games; we caught up with Paul on the docks at CYC.

Since we are on the topic of the Paralympic Games, opening ceremonies are in nine days, while the sailing competitions are set to begin on September 1st in Weymouth. There are three classes of mixed on-water competitions at the games: the 2.4mR single-person keelboat, the SKUD 18 two-person keelboat and the Sonar three-person keelboat. Each class will race a total of 11 races over six days. We will share more details about the members of the Canadian Paralympic Sailing Team next week.

ETNZ practices for the first America's Cup World Series Regatta in San Francisco with Artemis Racing.  Chris Cameron/ETNZ

Elsewhere, AC 45's have been testing the waters of San Francisco for the past few days ahead of the next America's Cup World Series set start tomorrow; live broadcast on-line and full coverage right here on Sail-World. Racing between Korea and China, Halifax's Mike Evans has been reporting on the progress of the North American team in the Yellow Sea Race.

Finally, congratulations to Ottawa native Bruce Kirby, best known as the Laser designer, for his recent induction into the US National Sailing Hall of Fame. A well deserved honour to one of the greatest Canadian contributor to the sport of sailing. Did you know that he also penned the lines of the Sonar that will be raced in the upcoming Paralympics Games.


All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Overall winners of Chester Race Week 2012 are all winners!
Katie Nicoll,
Chester Race Week ended with glorious sun and good wind. The competitors were happy with the race management and the evening parties, which didn't start until 9:30 and were extremely well attended with 3 great local bands and wonderful Dark 'n Stormies at the bar.... [more]
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Dean's Diary: ACWS - Fast and furious becomes old hat in San Francisco
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Again today the breeze was in and we spent much of our practice sailing with Artemis. It is amazing how quickly you become accustomed to the stronger wind conditions and it makes for some exciting sailing.... [more]
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Cork Olympic Class Regatta - Great racing on day 2
Erin Murray,
On day two of the Cork Olympic Class Regatta, it was another day of sun and windy conditions with great racing in Kingston. All of the fleets had a good day yesterday and are racing hard today with the radials on the stadium course, right off the breakwater.... [more]
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Crew of teenage girls tackle Chester RW with confidence and great fun
Katie Nicoll,
Two years ago I interviewed Amy Minnikin and her mom, Paula, as they had just taken possession of a Ranger 28 that they named Ry'n Sun.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45's drag racing on the City Front + Video
Sail-World,
Ahead of the America's Cup World Series, Artemis Racing and Emirates Team NZ continued their practice racing off San Francisco ahead of the start of the America's Cup World Series. Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand to capture the action, along with Jeremy Leonard of Surf City Racing, shot and compiled this video of the action... [more]
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Chester Race Week images by Jude Robertson
Jude Robertson,
Photographer Jude Robertson was on hand during Chester Race Week to capture this gallery of images.... [more]
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Compulsory Viewing - The funniest sailing video ever!!
Sail-World.com Team,
A piece of 2012 Olympic sailing vision with an Irish commentary has become the hit of the Games amongst the sailing media contingent. This is the must watch!!... [more]
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Canadian report from the Yellow Sea Race
Sail-World /Mike Evans,
Captain Mike Evans is reporting from the Yellow Sea Race currently taking place in Korea and China. The sailors representing Canada were paired with Americans Gerry Tullo and Dan Liberty on Edeler Stern, a local Etap 34 and slowest yacht in the fleet. The event consists of three legs between Korea and China, with some in-port racing in between.... [more]
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Northern Seitz wins J/27 Lake Ontario
Dirk Sell - J/Boats,
Like their 'bro's' and colleagues sailing in the J/29s a bit farther East on the Canadian seaboard, the J/27s managed to also attract a strong contingent of teams from across the eastern parts of North America to sail in the J/27 Lake Ontario's off Oakville (near Toronto).... [more]
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Chester Race this week, Paralympics next week for Paul Tingley
Greg Nicoll,
Sail-World met up with Olympic Gold medalist, Paul Tingley, on the docks of Chester Yacht Club as he was getting ready to participate in Chester Race Week.... [more]
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America's Cup: Several teams capsize during Practice in San Francisco
Sail-World,
San Francisco Bay took a bite out of the AC World Series teams on Saturday as training intensifies ahead of Championship Racing next week. Nine of 11 race crews were on the water during the afternoon, in building conditions. Team Korea was the first to capsize. Before leaving the dock, skipper Nathan Outteridge had spoken of the need to be conservative in the early stages of training, but said... [more]
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Cork Olympic Class Regatta preview
Erin Murray,
Cork Olympic Class Regatta (OCR) 2012 kicks off in Ontario today, August 18th running until August 22nd, with eight fleets and 241 competitors. The fleets include the two person boats, I14, 49er and 29er. The one person boats include, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial Female, Laser Radial Open and the Kites.... [more]
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Yellow Sea International Yacht Race - Exhausting Leg 2 + Video
Michalis Pateniotis,
Yellow Sea International Yacht Race second offshore leg continued today and the boats reached Qingdao battling their way through light winds. After 30 hours of an exhausting trip for the crews the first boat arrived at the port of Qingdao early this morning.... [more]
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Chester Race Week - Exciting races for first place
Katie Nicoll,
Heading into the last day here at Chester Race Week, there are some very exciting races for first place in both Distance Divisions and the Bravo 1 Division. Yesterday's weather brought in cloud and sun, but very light winds, which some of the fleet found to be very challenging. However, the leaders always seem to rise to the top.... [more]
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J/24 World Championships preview
Jboats,
J/24 World Championships gets underway on September 13th 2012. Over 100 J/24 teams are breathlessly anticipating the start of the first 'open' J/24 Worlds in decades. A strong American contingent will be doing battle against a cadre of past World, European, North American, South American, Canadian, Bermudian, Brazilian, Argentinean, Chilean, Peruvian and Japanese Champions.... [more]
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Chester Race Week celebrates 11 Olympians competing and volunteering
Greg Nicoll,
Chester Race Week made a special announcement to the racers amassed in front of the Chester Yacht Club during the post race debriefing; competing in this year's regatta were 10 Olympians and one Olympic coach.... [more]
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National Sailing Hall of Fame - Canadian Olympian is inductee
Jan Harley,
Canadian native Bruce Kirby (Ottawa, Ontario) has been named as one of the nine sailors who are members of the 2012 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame.... [more]
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Yellow Sea International Yacht Race – Leg 2 start delayed + Video
Michalis Pateniotis,
Yellow Sea International Yacht Race second offshore leg started today from Weihai to Qingdao.... [more]
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Generous with his time and advice, Andreas Josenhans improves sailors
Katie Nicoll,
Andreas Josenhans was again most generous of his time with competitors that want to improve their results on the scoreboard. His opening question was, 'Do you like spending money on sail repair?' This really caught everyone by surprise! Film sails, like Kevlar and Mylar, don't handle the back and forth rattling and like a quiet leach.... [more]
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Chester Race week sees a typical storm roll through the fleet on day 2
Katie Nicoll,
Day two at Chester Race week saw a nice 10-15 knot breeze in the morning and early afternoon. By the middle of the afternoon, a typical Nova Scotia weather system moved into place with fierce wind and torrential rain. However, the sailors took it all in stride and 'weathered' the storm, albeit, coming into the clubhouse a little wet.... [more]
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Chester Race Week video interview
Global Maritimes,
Chester Race week is in full swing. While it's a regatta sailing enthusiasts just can't miss, it's an event area businesses look forward to all year long. Rebecca Lau reports.... [more]
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International Rolex Regatta - Extra surprises for 40th edition
Barby MacGowan,
St. Thomas Yacht Club's International Rolex Regatta will be different. First, the event will get underway a week earlier than normal, on Friday, 22nd Match and will run through Sunday, 24th March. This is in order to accommodate holistic shifts on the Caribbean regatta calendar that have been planned jointly by various event organisers to give sailors a better flow to their Spring racing vacations... [more]
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Go fast tips and local knowledge shared with Chester Race Week sailors
Katie Nicoll,
The fog rolled in again this morning.... a sure sign that you are in Nova Scotia. It hung out there in the ocean off the entrance to St. Margaret's Bay all day. It was no surprise that all the sailors again awoke to it this morning. As was his usual custom during Chester Race Week, Andreas Josenhans gathered sailors around him to extol his knowledge of the area and give out 'go-fast' tips.... [more]
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Great weather and wind greet Atlantic sailors for Chester Race Week
Greg Nicoll,
Chester, Nova Scotia is once again home to the famous Chester Race Week, being held August 15-18. This race has been in existence for over 100 years, starting originally with fishermen's sailboats. This year's registrations are at a healthy 143 boats with the addition of another race course. In sailing circles Chester Race Week is one of the great regattas, full on racing and great parties... [more]
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America's Cup: Ainslie Racing announce new sponsor
Sail-World,
Four times Olympic Gold Medal winner Ben Ainslie, was greeted by the people of London as he sailed past his namesake Big Ben to celebrate his historic fourth gold medal at London 2012. Crowds gathered on the banks of the Thames to watch him celebrate his historic achievement on the waters of Weymouth and Portland, which saw him secure his place in the record books as one of Britain's greatest O... [more]
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Yellow Sea Race - Fleet prepares for second leg + Video
Michalis Pateniotis,
Day three of the Yellow Sea International Yacht Race was not very promising early this morning because of the rainy weather, but fortunately it did not last for long. At the end it proved to be a very successful one, full of racing and sailing for everybody.... [more]
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Chester Race Week continues to draw numerous competitors
Katie Nicoll,
Chester, Nova Scotia will once again be home to the famous Chester Race Week which takes places from August 15-18. The race has been in existence for more than 100 years, starting originally with fishermen's sailboats. This year saw registrations remain at a healthy 143 boats with the addition of another race course.... [more]
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London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Relive the excitement
ISAF,
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy over an exceptional fortnight, showcased the sport to the world and to thousands of fans that lined up on the Nothe Spectator area.... [more]
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John Messenger dominates Audi Melges 20 Lake Ontario event at PCYC
Katie Nicoll,
The Melges 20 is an immerging fleet in Southern Ontario. Fleet Captain, Rhonda Joyce, has been a huge promoter of the class and its owners are growing annually, as the boat is extremely fun to sail, especially when it gets up on a plane in 20 knots of breeze. ... there is nothing like it! It's definitely high adrenalin racing, that's for sure, hitting 19 knots of speed!... [more]
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Yellow Sea International Yacht Race - First leg complete + Video
Michalis Pateniotis,
The first leg of the Yellow Sea International Yacht Race is now complete. The first boat to cross the line of the 210 nautical mile leg was Team Irene who finished after two days at sea on the afternoon of the 13th. This was due to the lack of wind during the first night, which made the pace of the race drop significantly.... [more]
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Cork International Sailing Regatta underway
Erin Murray,
The Cork International Sailing Regatta got underway Monday morning with 400 sailors competing in Kingston, Ontario. The regatta is the largest summertime youth event in North America with racing continuing until Thursday, August 16th. Cork and Ontario Sailing provides racing and learning opportunities for all participants with daily debrief sessions, including the Maclaren Debrief on August 15th.... [more]
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Terry McLaughlin and crew win the York Cup Match Race
Katie Nicoll,
York Cup Match Race - races over the course of two days. Saturday saw numerous storms come and go throughout the day and wind gusts up to 20 knots.... [more]
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Yellow Sea International Yacht Race Day One + Video
Michalis Pateniotis,
Yellow Sea International Yacht Race, hosted by the Incheon in Korea, started with a magnificent opening ceremony yesterday, where the fireworks drew everybody's attention. Early next morning the crews prepared their boats for the many miles they waited ahead at this first offshore leg of the race. But first they had to compete at an inshore race where the light winds were the main characteristic... [more]
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