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17 Sep 2007
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A big week for British America's Cup team. Sir Keith Mills, the Team Origin boss, used the opening of the Southampton Boat Show to announce the line-up of British and international sailing, design, boatbuilding and management talent that will challenge for the 33rd America´s Cup in Valencia.

And no great suprise that (Doc) Ainslie will be skipper. He also announced what looks to be a strong design team and that Charles Dunstone, head of the mobile phone company, Carphone Warehouse, was on board as a partner in financing the project. Check the full article for the rest of the team.

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson - both in the AC team - missed the Gold at the Star Europeans by a tadge, but seem happier with their form now.
The Extreme 40 catamarans raced around the canals of Amsterdam, check the images! And the ACM are sharing out the dosh from the last America's Cup - £44 million.

Lots more in the list below, plenty of Big Boat images and reports.

Gerald New
UK Editor


Trust me . . . . . . I'm a Doctor !
By Sail-World.com/uk,
Ben Ainslie was made an Honorary Doctor of Sport for the Southampton Solent University on Friday, at the opening of the Southampton Boat Show... [more]


Tight squeeze in Amsterdam
By Justine Ozoux,
Five additional races were completed today and little has changed on the leader board with home-favourites, Holmatro still leading the eight-boat fleet with 86 points overall. Basilica in second, have managed to close the gap to just one point between themselves and the leaders with Volvo Ocean Race just scrambling into third, but on equal points with BT Better World.... [more]


Age and Beauty at Rolex Veteran Boat Rally
By KPMS,
The final day of the Rolex Veteran Boat Rally started in a less than promising manner, just as yesterday. Overall winners of the series were Mariette in the Vintage Gaff Division, Marjatta in the Vintage Bermudian Division and Emeraude in the Classic Division... [more]


Images from Rolex Big Boat Series
By Sail-World USA,
San Francisco based yachting photographer Chuck Lantz has been on San Francisco Bay for the 2007 Rolex Big Boat series. Enjoy some of his latest images... [more]


Images from the 2007 IFDS Worlds
By Betty Allison,
Images from the recent IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship which finished on Friday at the Rochester Yacht Club, racing on Lake Ontario... [more]


Gold for France and USA at IFDS World Championship
By Sail-World.com/uk,
The final races for the 2007 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship took place Friday at the Rochester Yacht Club, racing on Lake Ontario. Gold went to Damien Sequin of France (2.4mR), Karen Mitchell and JP Creignou of the USA (Skud) and Rick Doerr, Tim Angle and Bill Donahue of the USA (Sonar)... [more]


Challengers share £44 million from America's Cup
By Sail-World.com,
AC Management, organiser of the 32nd America's Cup held in Valencia, today reported that it had made a profit of 66.5 million euros (£44 million) from a total revenue of 240 million euros (£160 million) and would be distributing 90% of this to the participating teams... [more]


Golding honoured for Southern Ocean rescue
By PR,
Mike Golding has been awarded the Royal Humane Society's Silver Medal for bravery in recognition of his outstanding rescue of fellow British sailor, Alex Thomson, from his stricken Open 60 yacht during the 2005/6 Velux 5 Oceans solo round the world race... [more]


Team Basilica win iShares Cup series
By Ben Faber,
Basilica won the iShares Cup series after a strong performance on day one of racing in Amsterdam. Three victories on the opening day of racing in the iShares Cup Amsterdam saw Team Basilica claim the overall series win in a spectacular day’s sailing in the centre of the city... [more]


Mormaii Ibiraquera Wave Contest - Super Session
By © PWA / Brian McDowell,
Good steady wind around 25-30 knots and head high waves gave the world’s top pros the chance to fully let rip. Marcilio Browne (Mistral / Gaastra) set the level with a near perfect air-chacho early on in the 30-minute heat. Soon after Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / Simmer) raised the bar, landing a flawless, totally dry, air-chacho himself.... [more]


Spithill defeats Old Master -World Tour Match Race
By Yvonne Reid,
James Spithill dominated the race course today at the Latium Match Cup, Stage 12 of the World Match Racing Tour. It was a long day for competitors starting with the Repechage sail off and ending at sunset with the completion of the Quarter Finals.... [more]

Santa Cruz,California stop-over for Clipper 07-08
By Clipper Venture media,
Clipper Ventures Plc is delighted to announce that the Clipper Fleet will be visiting Santa Cruz during the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race which starts this Sunday in Liverpool, UK.... [more]


2007 Rolex Big Boat Series, day 1 photos
By Chuck Lantz,
Photos and results from Day One of the 2007 Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. The regatta got off to a good start, light morning breezes quickly turned into ideal 12-15 knot gusting winds, propelling the 112 racing sailboats into the first day of the 43rd annual Rolex Big Boat Series... [more]


Ainslie to skipper Britain’s AC Challenge
By Sail-World.com,
It was not exactly a Shock & Awe moment, but the announcement that Ben Ainslie will skipper Britain’s America’s Cup challenger, Team Origin, had the right 'feel good' factor about it. Ainslie’s golden Olympic background and his three years work experience with the New Zealand challenger make him a formidable competitor at this level... [more]


First Day of racing at Rolex Big Boat Series
By Susan Maffei Plowden,
On the first day of the 43rd annual Rolex Big Boat Series, two races were held for each of the 10 classes - four IRC, six one-design - taking the fleet from Treasure Island, around Alcatraz and up to the Golden Gate Bridge for a final lap back and then to the finish line.... [more]


12 Metre racing concludes at Porto Cervo
By Jill Campbell,
The International 12 Metre Class Association (ITMA) boats competing in the Rolex Veteran Boat Rally finished their series today with a further 2 windward-leeward races held just off Porto Cervo in a breeze of approximately 10 knots from south-east... [more]


Barton and Steed GUL RS800 National Champions
By PR,
Even when conditions became more lottery-like than fair sailing, one team still excelled above the rest. Peter Barton and David Steed (Skifftastic) from Lymington took first place and the RS800 National Championship title for 2007... [more]


RYA Youth and Masters Windsurfing Championships
By RYA,
On Saturday, 15 September a diverse mix of top British talent and national event first-timers will descend on the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for the ever-popular RYA Youth and Masters Windsurfing Championships - always one of the most hotly anticipated regattas on the windsurfing calendar... [more]


GUL RS200 Nationals at Tenby – 127 boats have a blast
By PR,
Roger Gilbert and Jane Willan are the new GUL RS200 National Champions after battling to the title at Tenby, where 127 boats had a ball. For the fourth year in row the RS200’s had the biggest turnout of any two man open National Championships... [more]


9th Jersey Telecom Regatta - Report
By William Harris,
Nearly eighty boats turned out last weekend to compete in the 9th Jersey Telecom Regatta. With the weather dominated by a high-pressure system, the light northerly winds were in stark contrast to last year’s strong southerlies that produced somewhat challenging but exhilarating conditions... [more]


Asian Int Sportsboats Champs 10-16 Nov 2007
By Steve Bourne, HK Sportsboats Assoc,
For sports boat action, Hong Kong will be the place to be 10-16 November 2007. Some of the best sailors in the fastest boats will be competing to take home the trophy for the Asian International Sportsboat Championships. Alongside 14 Magic 25’s, a Hick 31, Laser SB3’s, Elliot 7.7 and loads more local boats, there will be visiting Melges 24’s from Australia, Shaw 6.5’s from New Zealand and a J80 from Seattle… and that’s only the beginning!... [more]


Lessons in history - Rolex Veteran Boat Rally
By KPMS,
Philosophy is one of the many underlying themes at the 12 Metre Series during this year's Rolex Veteran Boat Rally. The philosophy in evidence here is more the belief that the past is worth respecting, and, that it may be respected in different ways.... [more]

Americans win first race of Snipe Worlds
By Alexandra Trindade,
The North-American crew, Tomas Hornos and Enrique Quintero, won the first race of the TMN Snipe World Championship, taking place until next Saturday, at Leixões... [more]


Peckholt (GER) leads after Qualifiers at 49er Euro
By Sail-World.com,
World 1 crew Jan-Peter and Hannes Peckholt of Germany continued to lead the 49er European Championships being held at Marsala in Sicily after day 3. In second place are the French team, Emmanuel Dyen and Jann Rocheriuex who had a great day with a first and second. Another winner were Pietro and Gianfranco Sibello of Italy with two wins, they are just one point behind the second placed team... [more]


Andy Couch is Phantom UK Nationals Champion for 2007
By PR,
Andy Couch comfortably retained his Phantom UK National title, beating 70 other Phantom helms who raced for the championship at Highcliffe SC near Christchurch over 7 – 9 September. Al Burrell grabbed another runners-up position on his return to the fleet, by 1 point from Will Gulliver... [more]


RS600 Gul Nationals 2007 - Report & Images
By PR,
Ian Marshall took the 2007 RS600 Nationals title, having competed in 12 of the 14 RS600 national championships. Last years title holder, Christian Reynolds took second with Jamie Mawson third... [more]


BT backs Ellen MacArthur Super Team
By PR,
Ellen MacArthur is to be backed by BT, the British communications giant. Together with Sébastien Josse of France and Nick Moloney of Australia, Ellen will take part in the IMOCA Ocean Racing World Championship Circuit 2008-2010 and the Extreme 40 Races for the 'iShares Cup' Series in 2007 and 2008 as BT Team Ellen... [more]

Global Yacht Racing crew kit list from Slam
By Claire Kennard,
The amount of kit that crew bring onboard a race boat is often a contentious issue which is sure to drive the skipper into an apoplexy!... [more]


Advantage Artemis at Hyères Trophy
By Vicky Low,
Russell Coutts and the crew of Torbjorn Tornqvist's Artemis which seized the upper hand after the first two races of the Hyères Trophy.... [more]

BFA recalls Liferafts for corrective action
By BFA Marine,
Important Safety Notice - Recall by BFA Marine of life rafts for corrective action. BFA marine (*) has identified some overpressure valves failures (**) on life rafts in use (***), which may lead to a complete deflation of the compartment when broken.... [more]


HISC Flying Fifteen Diamond Jubilee Regatta
By PR,
The Flying Fifteen fleet at Hayling Island SC held a special series of races on Saturday 1 September to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee if the class and its long association with HISC. Two races were held, with a handicap system allowing boats new and old (and crews) to compete for the special trophies... [more]

Firefly Open meeting at Chipstead SC
By PR,
A distinct lack of breeze greeted the competitors as they arrived at Chisptead Sailing Club in Kent on Sunday 9 September to compete for the 49th running of Walter Smith Cup, part of the Firefly classes M25 Travellers series... [more]


RYA seeks interest for 2008 Commodores’ Cup
By RYA,
The Rolex Commodores’ Cup is one of the most prestigious events on the international yachting calendar. And with the 2008 regatta now on the horizon, the RYA has opened the door for boats to express their interest in representing RYA Team GBR in Cowes next summer... [more]


Court orders early date for America’s Cup Hearing
By Jane Eagleson,
The Supreme Court of the State of New York today ruled that it would hear argument on October 22 on the validity of the challenge that has produced the proposed protocol for the next America’s Cup. 'We are very pleased with this decision, as we are keen to see this issue properly resolved with a minimum of further delay,' Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs for GGYC’s team, BMW ORACLE Racing, said.... [more]


49er Europeans get underway in Marsala, Sicily
By ISAF,
Circolo Velico Marsala is host to the 49er European Championships involving a total of 66 crews. Not only are they providing the 49er sailors with a beautiful sailing venue with views across the Mediterranean; they are also providing superb host facilities and location... [more]

Cockerill defends RS300 UK National Title
By PR,
Steve Cockerill from Stokes Bay SC returned to the RS300 fleet to defend his Nationals title and that was just what he did. Cockerill won four of the six races completed, with runner-up John Carron from Milton Keynes SC taking the other two... [more]

Liverpool YC Early Autumn Series - No. 1
By Richard Baldwin,
The first race in the Dolphin Sails sponsored Liverpool YC Early Autumn Series took place on Sunday 9 September.... [more]


ValenciaSailing: Farr signs with Desafío Español
By www.valenciasailing.com,
Spanish website, ValenciaSailing.com is reporting a media conference held earlier today in Valencia, where Desafío Español announced that they have signed Bruce Farr and Associates as their exclusive designer for the 33rd America's Cup... [more]

Laser 4.7 and 4000 Open Meetings at HISC
By Sail-World.com,
Two Open Meetings were held at Hayling Island SC over the past weekend. The Laser 4.7 event attracted fifty entries and the Laser 4000 also had an excellent entry of 22. - James Grant won the Laser 4.7 and John Reynolds and Fran Howell the Laser 4000... [more]




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