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 02 Sep 2012
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The cat is out of the bag!

USA-17 at speed, AC72 - First Sail - August 31, 2012 San Francisco  
Actually, the cat is out of the shed... that's right; the amazing wing-sail powered AC72 catamaran bearing the USA 17 sail number was pulled out of the Oracle Racing Team shed earlier this week amidst much fanfare. Considered an incredible feat of design and engineering, the new platform was promptly fitted with its wingsail in anticipation of her first test sail; unfortunately, these had to be cut short because of dagger board issues. I look forward to further sea trials in San Francisco in the days to come!

The America's Cup teams will transition to the AC72 from their current 'development' AC45 yachts for the Louis Vuitton Cup and the AC Finals in 2013. With a mast height of 40m, the AC72 is almost twice as tall as the AC45 and will carry a 260 sq. m mainsail, compared to 85 sq. m on the AC45. The crew will increase from 5 to 11.

The Two-Person Keelboat (Skud18) event in The London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition.  onEdition ©

The on-water action is back in Weymouth and the Canadian Sailing Team is in the chase! On day 2 of racing, Paul Tingley has moved up to fifth place while in the SKUD18, Louttit and McRoberts sit in fourth after four races. The Sonar team is in eighth place going into race 4 later today. Stay tuned for more reports from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Day three of racing is on for the Craig and Ross CYA Youth National Championships in Gimli, Manitoba. The event wraps up tomorrow in this first part of the 2013 ISAF Youth World selection process. In recent news from the CYA, Olympian Chris Cook has joined the High Performance team as Development Team manager; Chris is certainly keeping an eye on the racing in Gimli.

The fleet battled through the puffy winds lifting them up onto one hull. 2012 Extreme Sailing Series  Lloyd Images ©

Finally, today is the final race day for the Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 in Cardiff, UK. The Wave – Muscat continues their domination of this action packed series. Next event is in France in October before the final act of 2012 concludes, in their first South American appearance, later in December in Brazil.

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




2012 Paralympics: A win apiece for GBR and AUS in Skud 18
ISAF,
Australia's Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch and Great Britain's Alex Rickham and Niki Birrell opened up the Paralympic Sailing Competition with a race victory apiece on the first day SKUD18 racing in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain. Both crews finished behind each other in both races as they set an early marker in the race for gold, ending the day tied on three points.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC 72 has first sail + Video
Sail-World,
The initial commissioning for Oracle Team USA's AC 72 and the testing process was started with the boat displaying an early demonstration of its performance potential. After two hours, the session was stopped due to a daggerboard failure in the starboard hull.... [more]
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CYA announce new appointment of Development Team Manager
Paddy Boyd,
Chris Cook has been appointed to the new position of Development Team Manager the Canadian Yachting Association is pleased to announce. Chris is a high performing Finn sailor who finished fifth in the 2008 Olympic Games and had numerous , podium finishes at International and North American based championships including a recent Bronze Medal finish at the World Cup Event in Palma in 2012.... [more]
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2012 Paralympics: Girl power in the 2.4mR fleet
ISAF,
Great Britain's Helena Lucas is the only female sailor in the 16-boat 2.4mR and it was a case of girl power on the opening day of sailing as she stormed to an early overall lead. The Briton finished behind Athens 2004 gold medallist Damien Seguin (FRA) in Race 1 before going to claim her first bullet of the competition in Race 2.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat out front in Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series,
At the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, the crowds crammed into the best vantage points to witness Extreme 40 ‘stadium-style' racing as Wales' capital city proudly hosts the UK round of the tour for the first time. A festival atmosphere was predominant around the Race Village neighbouring the annual Cardiff Harbour Festival.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA is splashed in San Francisco + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Despite not being mentioned in yesterday's short media release from the US Defender, postponing their Media Day, it is now been confirmed that Oracle Team USA, have christened and splashed their first AC72. A video released today shows the 72ft catamaran being christened, and then lowered into the waters of San Francisco Bay by crane. She was also given a tow test, usually done to check for leaks.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Reflections on the Olympics - the Venue
Richard Gladwell,
We came away from the 2012 Sailing Olympics with mixed feelings. Compared to the much maligned Qingdao four years earlier, this was a step sideways rather than a step ahead - from a working media perspective. But some things worked, and others didn't.... [more]
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Paralympics London 2012 - Canadian Paralympic Sailing team all set
Canadian Sailing Team,
The London 2012 Paralympic Games are set to get underway tomorrow. Over the past few days, the Canadian Paralympic Sailing team has had training, measuring, opening ceremonies and now a practice race under their belts. It has been a very busy week and year for sure but the preparation is now done!... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 - Battle continues on day 2 in Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series,
Day two's forecast for Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff was for lighter winds, but the breeze more than delivered. If the increase in wind pressure was unexpected, the pressure on the teams as they battled for their position on the leader board was exactly as expected.... [more]
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CYA Youth National Sailing Championships day 2
Canadian Yachting Association,
Winds were higher today starting with winds between 12 and 14 knots and ending with winds in the 20 knot range. Racing is especially tight in the 420 fleet with only eight points between first and fourth place.... [more]
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Paralympics London 2012 - SKUD18 competition
IFDS,
Australia's Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch and Great Britain's Alex Rickham and Niki Birrell will be the teams to beat.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 underway in Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series on Cardiff Bay, Wales got underway today with breezy and gusty conditions ensuring an action-packed opening for the nine Extreme 40s. Austria's Red Bull Sailing Team blasted round the tight courses, reaching speeds of 29mph (25.4 knots) relishing the conditions that put Roman Hagara's men at the top of the rankings at the end of day one.... [more]
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Paralympics London 2012 - Sonars prepare for action
IFDS,
The 14-boat Sonar fleet will line up on 1 September as the 42 sailors in the three-person keelboat begin their Paralympic pursuit. British, Dutch, French, Norwegian, Israeli and German boats will be the front runners come race time.... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 fifth edition preview
Louay Habib,
RORC Caribbean 600 fifth edition is set to get underway on Monday 18th February 2013, in Antigua. The race attracts a wide variety of yachts from all over the world, including ocean going performance cruisers and some of the world's most magnificent yachts.... [more]
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CYA Youth National Championships day 1
Canadian Yachting Association,
Day 1 of racing at the Craig & Ross CYA Youth National Championships got off to a great start. Racing was tight in all six fleets, proving that the competition will be strong over the days to come.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ claims near 40kts in AC72 + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand are claiming that their AC72 launched in July, achieved speeds close to 40kts sailing yesterday on the Hauraki Gulf. The speeds were achieved on just the fourth day of sailing in the 72ft catamaran which is the first of its type to be launched in the world.... [more]
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CYA Youth National Championships 2012
Canadian Sailing/Event,
Racing is set to begin for the Craig & Ross CYA Youth National Championship at Gimli Yacht Club, in Gimli, Manitoba.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle fits wing but delays AC 72 launch
Sail-World,
Oracle Team USA have postponed their Media Day, which was to have seen their first AC72 catamaran launched, but not sailed. Instead, the first dry-fit of the 12 story-high wingsail on the platform of the the AC72 was completed at their Pier 80 base in San Francisco today.... [more]
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IRC Canadian Championships images by John Crawley
John Crawley images,
IRC Canadian Championship images by John Crawley.... [more]
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London Paralympics 2012 - Canadian Sailing Team all set
Brian Todd,
There are just two days before the 2012 Paralympics get underway and the Canadians are well prepared! The sailing team have arrived in Weymouth and had a few days to practice with their competition to get their boats completely tuned and ready to race.... [more]
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America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup will be stunning - Yves Carcelle
Bob Fisher,
While some concerns have been expressed that the small number of challengers for the America's Cup might detract from the spectacle and importance of the Louis Vuitton Cup, this is not expressed by Yves Carcelle, the Chairman and CEO of the Paris-based luxury goods company. 'When the 72-footers race in San Francisco Bay, all those concerns will be behind us.'... [more]
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Detroit Cup 2012 - Canfield and Junior to face off in Finals tomorrow
Luis Kahl,
Day Three of the Detroit Cup. This ISAF Grade 2 event is the second stop of the four-event US Grand Slam series. Repeating his winning performance at last week's August Grade 2 Invitational, Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands once again dominated the Round Robin by winning every match.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series San Francisco - Carlo Borlenghi images
Carlo Borlenghi images,
America's Cup World Series San Francisco day 4 racing images from photographer Carlo Borlenghi/Luna Rossa.... [more]
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