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Sail-World USA: 16 July 2009

Alinghi 5 after crossbeam shots and detail including starboard rudder  David Lenoir
Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 16 July 2009

No racing in the 2009 Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds in Brazil - due to a lack of wind. More racing is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, however with seven races to be completed in two days, maybe less it is a big ask and inevitably the series will be shortened.

We have reports of the second day of racing in the event, and images from all days' racing. Organisers should be ruing the decision not to race on the rest day - which of course, was blessed with beautiful sailing conditions.

The Billionaires' Handbags have come out again in the America's Cup, with another day in the New York Supreme Court being scheduled for next Tuesday (local time), to hear arguments on the vexed issues of engines, movable ballast and whether or not BMW Oracle racing should be compelled to provide their Customs House Registry certificate for a Challenger which may have been launched, or may still be under construction.

The manual power and propulsion issues are very technical, however once the Match eventually gets underway, could prove to be very crucial on the outcome.

Morgan Kiss and Laura McKenna representing the United States in the Girls 420 class at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2009 in Buzios, Brazil  Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race ©

In this issue we have some comment from both sides, plus links to the relevant documents. On the sailing side of the America's Cup we have more in the very popular SpyCam series, with shots of Alinghi 5 being worked over, and BOR90's new super tall mast.

BMW ORACLE Racing - First sea trials of the newly modified BOR 90 trimaran  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

On the water, Gilles Martin-Raget takes us for a ride aboard BMW Oracle Racing's BOR90 and we have two galleries of shots from the 90ft trimaran literally in full flight off San Diego.

Over at Lake Garda, Italy, the top US crew of Erik Storck and Trevor Moore, sit just one place outside the cut for the Gold Fleet in the 49er Worlds. In Denmark, USA's Paige Railey is well and truly on the comeback trail, holding a lead of five points in the Womens 2009 European Championships for the Laser Radial class.

Zsodo Juhasz (HUN), dressed for the weather, in the Girls Laser Radial class at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship   Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race ©

Although none of the 2008 Olympic medalists are present, there's plenty of strong competition - including Sarah Steyaert (FRA) the defending world champion, who is lying in fifth place overall. At the 2008 Olympics, brother Zach told us that he and Paige had an agenda to be at the 2012 Olympics together, and on the basis of their performances to date, that objective would seem to be coming together nicely.

Stay tuned to www.Sail-World.com for reports on both the 49er Worlds, the Laser Radial Europeans and Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds.

Enjoy!

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
US Editor


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Railey on the rampage at European Laser Radial Championship
Sailing Intelligence,
First day of the Gold Fleet Finals in the European Laser Radial Championship was tough on everyone. Going into today's Finals racing, the Paige Railey held the lead by a slender point. But her closest rivals - Sarah Steyaert of France and Charlotte Dobson of Great Britain - suffered bad two bad races.... [more]
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Catching up with Kenny
PUMA Ocean Racing media,
I'm back in Newport and lying low in general. Regattas are going on all around us and there is nothing I would rather not do than sail right now. Casey went out on the Rambler last weekend and reported that it was interesting. Craig Satterthwaite did the Transpac. I think everyone else is laying low too - well deserved, I might add.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - Alinghi and BOR90 afloat and ashore - close up
Sail-world.com,
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. Latest postings include BOR90's new mast, Alinghi 5's motor and ballast system... [more]
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Come 'flathatting' with BOR90 off San Diego
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, takes us 'flathatting' (a low level unauthorised flight) board BOR90, the first yacht built by BMW Oracle Racing in preparation for the 33rd America's Cup on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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Images as Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge fleet leaves Boston Harbor
Leighton O'Connor images,
The Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge fleet were in Boston to take part in the five day Sail Boston festival. The fleet are now en route to Halifax. Photographer Leighton O'Connor took these images as the Tall Ships departed Boston Harbor.... [more]
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IYRS Gala funds to support Educational Programs and Scholarships
Cynthia Goss,
On Saturday, July 11, when 500 gala-goers arrived at the International Yacht Restoration School for 'A Night Under the Stars'. The sponsors and individuals who continue to support IYRS in these economically challenging times, together raised $575,000 for the school's educational programs and scholarships.... [more]
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Court Hearing date set for new Rules and ISAF issue in America's Cup
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
At Golden Gate Yacht Club's request, today the Supreme Court of the State of New York issued an order directing the defender, Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), to show cause why it should not be held in contempt of court for failing to comply with the America's Cup Deed of Gift by denying GGYC its rights, as the next America's Cup challenger of record, as detailed in the Order and Judgment.... [more]
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What it's like to sail on board BOR90 - flying off San Diego
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, takes us aboard BOR90, the first yacht built by BMW Oracle Racing in preparation for the 33rd America's Cup on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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49'er Gold Medallists take on the World Match Racing Tour
WMRT media,
Denmark's Olympic sailing gold medalists Jonas Warrer and Martin Kirketerp are exchanging their 49´er dinghy for some serious Match Racing. They have obtained one of the two wildcards to the Danish round of the World Match Racing Tour. The Danish Open will be sailed on the waters off Århus/Marselisborg from the 9th-13th September 2009.... [more]
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Images from 49er Worlds and 29erXX Gold Cup
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery has sent these images from the 49er Worlds and the 29erXX Gold Cup, being sailed on Lake Garda, in Italy.... [more]
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A Full House for Rolex Fastnet Race
J2 Communications,
The Rolex Fastnet Race 300 boat maximum has been comfortably reached. While the UK and France comprise the majority, this year the line-up includes boats from as far afield as Australia, with Rolex Sydney Hobart entrant Berrimilla 2 sailed by Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier, to the Chilean Desafio Cabo de Hornos, to Karl Kwok's Beau Geste from Hong Kong.... [more]
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Images from the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Worlds: Day 3 and 4
Dave Kneale images,
Top international and Volvo Ocean Race photographer Dave Kneale, took these images from Day 3 and 4. Day 3 was the second day of racing at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Brazil. Racing was lost on day 4 due to a lack of wind, however sailors were treated to a visit from Torben Grael... [more]
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Alinghi respond with cross-filing in New York Supreme Court
Richard Gladwell,
Ahead of next Tuesday's Contempt Hearing set down for the New York Supreme Court, Societe Nautique de Geneve have cross filed, seeking the Customs House Registry of the Challenger 'USA' .Three documents have been lodged with the Court, seeking to be heard conjointly with the Hearing already called to discuss issues relating to the Rules and so-called Secret Agreements for the event... [more]
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Governor's Cup 43rd US Int'l Junior Match Racing Championship
Nancy Mellon,
The Governor's Cup is an ISAF Grade 3 match race series that features a double round robin format providing that each team will sail against each other team twice. On Wednesday, July 15, the Gov Cup teams met with the Race Committee and the fifteen Umpires as they prepared for the start of the official competiton.... [more]
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2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 6
© PWA / David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam - Day 6. Antoine Albeau (JP/NeilPryde) has extended his strong lead over the fleet after another epic day of racing in Gran Canaria.... [more]
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Wind frustrates competitors at 2009 Volvo Youth ISAF Worlds
David Knapman,
For the second time at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship competitors were left frustrated as all racing was cancelled with the breeze failing to materialize in Buzios today.... [more]
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American Sailing Association hails 17 year-old Zac Sunderland
ASA,
The American Sailing Association (ASA), the nation's largest sailing association, estimates that fewer than 250 people in contemporary history have been known to 'circumnavigate the globe via sailboat, solo. Nearly three times as many individuals have succeeded in reaching the top of Mt. Everest.... [more]
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14 countries competing at New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. The regatta, scheduled for September 15-19, will feature world-class, Corinthian sailing among 19 yacht club teams from 14 countries aboard one-design NYYC Swan 42s.... [more]
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U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship features top sailors
Jake Fish,
Fifty of the top junior women sailors from across the country will compete at the 2009 U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship for three days of racing in Laser Radials on July 21-24. This year's championship is hosted by the Westhampton Yacht Squadron in Remsenburg, N.Y. and sponsored by LaserPerformance. This open event will be preceded by a two-day advanced racing clinic.... [more]
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Images from the Coastal Living Newport Regatta 2009
Leighton O'Connor images,
Photographer Leighton O'Connor took these images from the 2009 Coastal Living Newport Regatta, hosted by Sail Newport and held July 10th to 12, 2009... [more]
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29erXX Gold Cup off to a Good Start
Event media,
Lehtinen/Howard lead after day 1 of the 29erXX Gold Cup.... [more]
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2009 Great Lakes IRC Champion crowned
IRC media,
On a perfect summer weekend in the beautiful Blue Waters of Lake Huron sixteen boats competed for the right to lay claim to the title of 2009 Great Lakes IRC Champion. After the five extremely competitive races were completed Val Saph and the crew aboard Rowdy were declared the overall Champions.... [more]
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Alinghi respond to America's Cup Contempt Hearing issues
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) have issued the following statement in reaction to the latest Golden Gate Yacht Club legal action. Sail-World has spoken with several sources in connection with this matter. None would comment on the record. It would seem that the 33rd America's Cup will, as with all other sailing events, be sailed under the current version of the ISAF Racing Rules... [more]
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Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac starts Saturday
Mackinac media,
The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac will be held this Saturday, July 18, 2009. Everyone is invited to join in the excitement of the 101st running of the race free of charge. The festivities start Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. and go until 2:00 p.m. at the east end of the second tier of Navy Pier.... [more]
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Albacore Internationals ready to roll at Largs Sailing Club
Fotoboat PR,
It only comes once every two years. It is what all the sailors look forward to. It is what they come for from far and wide. It is the Albacore Internationals, held from 18 to 24 July, at Largs Sailing Club. Just a few days ago, entries breached the 50 entry barrier.... [more]
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2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam Day 5 - Albeau pushed to the edge
PWA - David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam Day 5. New challenges awaited the fleet at Pozo this morning, with a course format that favored the more technical sailor. A six-mark layout shortened the broad reaches and increased the pressure at the gybes, forcing a day of tight and unforgiving racing.... [more]
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2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship Lay Day
Event media,
2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship. After an exhilarating opening ceremony and four races held across all events, today has been the lay day for the young sailing stars. The 39th edition of the Youth Worlds is taking place in the coastal town of Buzios, Brazil, in the Rio de Janeiro state.... [more]
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Windless day at European Laser Radial Championship
Sailing Intelligence,
No wind for day four of the European Laser Radial Championship in Denmark, so no racing. Johanna Gustafsson from Finland was itching to get racing today. She weighs just 56kg, so is 5 to 10kg lighter than most of the fleet. 'I bought my boat in May and this is my first big regatta,' she said.... [more]
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