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Sail-World USA: 09 July 2009

BMW ORACLE Racing - First sea trials of the newly modified BOR 90 trimaran  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 9 July 2009.

Over the past couple of days, high performance sailing aficionados have been gorging themselves each day with the stream of images coming from Villeneuve and San Diego as pieces of some very exciting sailing kit are revealed for the first time. If you haven't been following our website www.sail-world.com, you don't know what you have missed!

In Villeneuve, we have previously featured some in the shed shots of the Alinghi 5 catamaran, which will defend the 33rd America's Cup. With her pencil thin hulls and 'Y' shaped beam arrangement, Alinghi 5 is quite unique and special. Over the next few days and weeks we will see if her engineers have been able to produce a yacht which will break new ground.

In this issue we have featured an analysis of Alinghi 5, and some of her features, from Steve Clark, who is probably the leading proponent of inshore multihull development. Steve has a lineage stretching back to the 1960's and the early days of C Class catamaran racing, in which his father Van Allen Clark, was heavily involved. Steve's most recent projects have been with International Canoes and the C Class catamaran project Cogito, which broke a lot of new ground in 1996.

BMW ORACLE Racing - First sea trials of the newly modified BOR 90 trimaran - her waterline length is interesting, as the armas are believed to be over the 90ft LWL, but barely kiss the water except at maximum beam  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

In San Diego, BMW Oracle Racing's BOR90 popped out of the shed one day, was launched the next, and was sailing the next. Although we don't expect her to be the Challenger, BOR90 has certainly had some modifications - mainly in the bow area or her armas, or floats to reduce, we believe, pitching and hull wracking - which Steve Clark explains for us.

Alinghi is carried to her launch at Lake Geneva  Stefano Gattini - Alinghi

One of the 'features' of the America's Cup, of recent years, has been the propensity of the teams to release shots which are carefully vetted. But with the technology available to the public, and the internet, there are a lot of images now available which cut to the heart of some of the more interesting pieces of gear.

There are many points of interest on thee yachts, from a technical perspective. Alinghi 5's engine falls into this category, of which we have a close up, and in this issue we have also featured some interesting deck shots from BMW Oracle Racing.

We will continue to update these as they come to hand on www.sail-world.com. No sources mentioned!

Alinghi sits on the tarmac at Villeneuve  Philippe Chapin

Stay tuned to our website www.sail-world.com for the latest on the Finn Gold Cup, where USA's Zach Railey is tied for the points lead with Dan Slater (NZL) after three days of racing. Stay tuned to sail-World.com for daily updates one the remaining three days of the regatta.

In the Transpac, Alfa Romeo continues to surge and is on pace to set a new monohull record for the event, again stay tuned to Sail-World's website for the latest updates.
Enjoy!

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
US Editor


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Alinghi lift and splash in Geneva
Daphne Morgan-Barnicoat, Alinghi Media,
At 16:00 this afternoon, Alinghi 5, the Swiss America's Cup Defender's new catamaran, was lifted out of the tent where it was built in Villeneuve, Switzerland, and into the air by a Mil Mi-26 helicopter, the biggest and most powerful in the world, to be launched on Lake Geneva.... [more]
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America's Cup: Steve Clark on Bows, Stress and Weight
Richard Gladwell,
Over the past two days, the sailing world has glimpsed some of the most advanced sailing technology ever seen. Sail-World asked multihull and high performance sailing guru, Steve Clark for his take on the two giant multihulls what he believes to be the issues the designers must resolve to win in February.... [more]
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Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac to be tracked
Race to Mackinac media,
Today, Chicago Yacht Club announced that more than 250 participants in the 101st Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac will be tracked via transponders provided by iBoattrack.... [more]
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60th birthday celebrations for the Finn
Sailing Intelligence,
The Finn was designed in 1949 by Swede Rickard Sarby ready for the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. It has held its place at the Games ever since. Techniques have changed, thanks to the influx of Olympic sailors from the Laser class. Despite equipment changes and the boat getting lighter, the boat remains a handful particularly in strong winds.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup images
Richard Langdon images,
Images by photographer Richard Langdon of the Finn Gold Cup in Vallensbaek. Slater (NZ) leads from Railey (USA) and Wright (GBR).... [more]
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US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and Sperry Top-Sider extend Partnership
Marlieke Eaton,
US Sailing, national governing body for the sport of sailing, and Sperry Top-Sider, an iconic American brand best known for inventing the first performance boat shoe, announced today that their partnership has been extended through the next Olympic and Paralympic Quadrennium which goes through 2012... [more]
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USA medal haul at European Laser Radial Youth Championship
Marlieke Eaton,
75-boat fleet at the European Laser Radial Youth Championship in Charlottenlund, Denmark. The six-day regatta was sailed in challenging conditions caused by shifty winds and three young female sailors from the USA have just proven once again that Team USA continues to be a dominant force.... [more]
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Will the Tornado be at Olympics 2012??
UKCRA,
Nick Dewhirst , the Chairman of the United Kingdom Catamaran Racing Association says ‘. It now seems highly likely that, if IOC grants sailing an 11th medal, it will be for an Open Multihull Event, raced in Tornados, as in China, and that the chances of a favourable IOC decision are good, but that may not be known till October. ‘... [more]
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America's Cup - latest images - BOR90 goes sailing in new mode
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BOR90 the revamped trimaran, built by BMW Oracle Racing as part of its preparations for the 33rd America's Cup, sailed today off San Diego, for the first time after major modifications... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - Alinghi launch

With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Stayed tuned for the latest on the road to the 33rd America's Cup... [more]
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Transpac fleet in the Tradewinds
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Transpac 09 update. Alfa Romeo, is flying at 16 knots just north of 26ยบ30' and has recently passed Bengal 7, the Division 3 leader and the frontrunner among the Japanese Transpac Race entries.... [more]
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Artemis early leader at Malcesine RC44 Cup
RC44 media,
Can anyone stop Dean Barker in Malcesine? The kiwi sailor is unbeaten after three matches. The Series got underway just after lunch, once the Ora (the local thermal breeze) had established itself with enough stability to allow fair matches. There was no time for warming up, or observing the opposition.... [more]
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Sawyer and Payne in top ten after Day One of Dragon Edinburgh Cup
Fiona Brown,
The Dragon Edinburgh Cup, sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management and hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, got underway today in excellent style. The 27 strong fleet from across the UK, Ireland, France and the USA. Racing today took place in a shifty northerly wind that ranged from 12-18 knots giving the teams plenty to think about and lots of gears to change.... [more]
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Mistakes proving costly at 2009 Star Class European Championships
Andreas Kling,
After five races at the 2009 Star Class European Championships for Rolex Baltic Week the cream of the Star fleet are showing their class. Day 3 of the Rolex Baltic Week on the Kiel Fjord, northern Germany, brought cloudy skies and showers on Wednesday (8 July). The gusty, shifty conditions which have characterized the event so far continued with south-westerly breezes shifting up to 20 degrees.... [more]
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Dan Slater (NZL) leads Finn Gold Cup from Railey (USA) and Scott (GBR)
Robert Deaves,
After day three in Vallensbaek there is a new leader at the Finn Gold Cup. Dan Slater (NZL) heads the leader board but on the same points as Zach Railey (USA). Ed Wright (GBR) moves up to third. Race wins on Wednesday went to Eduard Skornyakov (RUS) and Marin Misura (CRO).... [more]
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F18 North Sea Championship results
Sail-World.com,
The F18 North Sea Championship were sailed this past weekend. 62 Teams entred the event, many of who will be competing at the F18 World Championship.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - latest images - BOR90 prepares for sailing

With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Stayed tuned for the latest on the road to the 33rd America's Cup... [more]
Onsend this story

Mark Foy Trophy Series 2009
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2009 Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) Tour

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2009 World Match Racing Tour

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