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Sail-World USA: 30 July 2009

Bronze medalist Anna Tunnicliffe on the water at Kieler Woche 2009  Luther Carpenter
Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA's newsletter for 30 July 2009

In Japan, the Womens Laser Radial Worlds have started in Japan. After two days of racing, USA's Anna Tunnicliffe is locked at the top of the points table with the Chinese Olympic medalist Lijia Xu. We have reports from the first two days' racing along with Anna's own reports.

In this issue, we have first pictures of the new IRC52 emerging from the Cookson yard, which is in production (having never really closed its doors, contrary to what you might have read elsewhere. The new yacht is for New Zealander, Jim Farmer and is the latest in the ling line of Georgia's. Farmer has a commissioned a website www.georgia-racing.co.nz which has details of all his previous yachts, plus construction shots of the latest Georgia. Check it out, now.

Georgia will be sailing in the HSBC Coastal Classic, as will, we believe, Neville Crichton's Alfa Romeo - currently returning to New Zealand having set a new the Transpac Race Record.

The IRC52 leaves the mould at Cookson Boats.  

On the America's Cup front, training continues for Alinghi 5 off le Bouveret, with not a lot of wind. The Defender will be announcing the venue for the 33rd Match in less than a week. There has been another exchange of open letters on the subject of the venue - which are published in this issue. Also hanging is the decision from Justice Shirley Kornreich on the engine and ballast issues. While the Deed of Gift is silent on this point, it was clear from the Mercury Bay decision that there are no implied terms in the Deed.

Our guess is that the Learned Lady will give the matter a tick, on the basis that provided the vessel is propelled by sails, then there are no restrictions on the technology used. However it would seem that the engine technology is not refined to be reliable (since most supermaxis use their primary diesel and not an auxiliary hung off the stern). Sail-World's information is that the grinder system is lighter (even without the engine) - the weight saving in the engine/hydraulic option coming from the reduction in crew - which some point out are moving ballast anyway. We will examine these issues in an upcoming article on Sail-World.com

Alinghi 5 awaits the continuation of her "sea" trials  Alinghi Team

NEWSFLASH Justice Shirley Kornreich has released her decision which permits the use of engines for the reasons described above. She has also called a hearing for 10 August (allowing six hours) to hear submissions on the question of BMW Oracle Racing being required to produce their Customs House Registry document 'as soon as possible' and the meaning of that phrase. If BMW Oracle do intend have as second yacht underway, to be named USA, then the team will be in the clear. However if it is their intention to re-use and re-name BOR90, then it would seem they may have problems in the light of Kornreich's earlier ruling and threat of disqualification.

We have started a story in Sail-World on this news, and will update with reactions throughout the day on www.sail-world.com/usa

BMW ORACLE Racing may be best poised to take advantage of the use of engine and computer technology  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

We are pleased to report that Sail-World did indeed crack through the 150,000 unique viewer mark two days ago, for the first time, and all other reported statistics are at new record levels. More in this at the end of the month.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
US Editor


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Kornreich gives big tick to Alinghi on Engines
Richard Gladwell,
In the New York Surpeme Court, Justice Shirley Kornreich has released her decision which permits the use of engines to sheet sails and perform other sailing functions. She has also called a hearing for 10 August (allowing six hours) to hear submissions on the question of BMW Oracle Racing being required to produce their Customs House Registry document 'as soon as possible' and the meaning of that... [more]
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2009 Radial World Championships - Anna Tunnicliffe report
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Anna Tunnicliffe reports from the 2009 Radial World Championships in Karatsu, Japan. It was a windy and wavy day for day three of the Championships here in Karatsu, Japan. With the swell already kicked up from yesterday, the overnight wind made the water choppier, so the sailing today was tough. We had conditions from 14-16kts.... [more]
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Transatlantic Record route - perfect position for Groupama 3
Cammas/Groupama 3 media,
Franck Cammas and his nine crew are perfectly positioned on the Transatlantic Record route. To reach Lizard Point in under 4 days 03 hours 57 minutes 54 seconds remains totally within their grasp...... [more]
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Down to the Wire at OK Dinghy World Championships
Mary Reddyhoff OKDIA,
The final day at the OK Dinghy World Championship in Kalmar, Sweden started with two sailors, current World Champion Karl Purdie (NZL) and Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE), on 13 points, each in a great position to win the World Championship.... [more]
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Final six for ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2009
Lysekil event media,
The 12 teams in the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship encountered physical sailing when the first Round Robin was completed today. The quarterfinals did not start today as the racing was interrupted at mid-day when a front came in, bringing gale winds to the race course.... [more]
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America's Cup: You've got more mail

As the date for the announcement of the venue for the 33rd America's Cup draws near, Golden Gate YC let fly with another Open Letter anticipating issues expected to be announced on 6 August on the venue for the 33rd America's Cup. For its part Societe Nautique de Geneve confirms, in a letter a week previously, the points its lawyer let slip during the New York Supreme Court Hearing on 21 July.... [more]
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BoatU.S. Foundation awards Clean Water and Boating Safety grants
BoatU.S.,
The BoatU.S. Foundation continues its mission of helping boating communities across the country by awarding its 2009 Clean Water and boating safetygrants to 19 local non-profit groups.... [more]
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Techno 293 North American Championship update
Bryan McDonald,
The Techno 293 North American Championship is being held from the 29th to 31st July at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco.... [more]
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U.S. Offshore Championship Application Deadline approaches
US Sailing,
US Sailing's U.S. Offshore Championships is accepting resumes for this prestigious championship to be held September 25-27, 2009. Hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, this year's regatta will be sailed in Navy 44s. The winning team will be awarded the Lloyd Phoenix trophy.... [more]
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2009 U.S. Singlehanded Championship (USSC)
Jake Fish,
The Detroit Yacht Club (DYC) on Belle Isle, assisted by the Crescent Sail Yacht Club (CSYC) of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. welcomes 20 of the country's top qualifying Laser sailors to the 2009 U.S. Singlehanded Championship (USSC) on July 31-August 2.... [more]
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Yacht Club Costa Smeralda prepares for packed September schedule
Jan Harley,
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's September sporting calendar consolidates the entire spectrum of modern-day yachting - superyacht events designed to bring the cream of the nautical world to the YCCS and competitive regattas for leading one-design classes.... [more]
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And we are off! Groupama 3 starts record attempt
Kate Jennings - Expression,
This Wednesday 29th July Groupama 3 is attacking the North Atlantic crossing (New York – Lizard Point), the oldest and fastest of all the oceanic records. After three weeks on standby in Gateway Marina to the south of Brooklyn, Franck Cammas and his men have today snatched what is a great opportunity to attack the North Atlantic record.... [more]
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2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Day Seven
PWA - David Swift,
2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Day 7. A relaxing day on the beach for most, as the double elimination continued throughout the morning until light winds forced a delay in the proceedings. At first glance, the morning looked much like the familiar scene that we have become accustomed to this week, 35 knots and perfectly flat water.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for July released
ISAF,
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29 July 2009 have been released. The next release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings will be on 19 August 2009 including the Star World Championship in Sweden and the Laser Radial World Championship in Japan.... [more]
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Anna Tunnicliffe - Laser Radial World Championship Day Two
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Latest report from Anna Tunnicliffe, who is now tied for the lead at the Laser Radial World Championship after the completion of competition on day two. The conditions were quite tricky today. The right side of the course was where everyone wanted to be because there was more pressure out there and right shifts to go with it.... [more]
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Laser Radial Worlds Day Two
ISAF (source: John Parrish),
Chinese Olympic medallist Lijia Xu jumped to the top of the leaderboard after a star showing on the second day at the Laser Radial Worlds in Japan. She is tied on points with Beijing gold medallist Anna Tunnicliffe (USA).... [more]
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420 World Championships and Ladies World Championships preview
Tony Mapplebeck,
426 sailors from 30 countries are gathering on Lake Garda for the 420 World Championships and Ladies World Championships. The high standard of 420 sailing was in evidence at the recent Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Buzios, Brazil. Most of the leading teams there will be racing here on Lake Garda.... [more]
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Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds, Brazil
Murillo Novaes amended Sail-World.com,
Laser 4.7 Youth World Championship- three races today on the Manguinhos racecourse. With the first discard already computed, two sailors of the blue male group stood out, the Ecuadorian Jonathan Martinetti and Croatian Juraj Divjakinja.... [more]
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No Go for Coville - Solo North Atlantic Record Attempt
Kate Jennings - Expression,
Solo North Atlantic Record Attempt - Prior to getting back together with his Maxi Trimaran in New York, Thomas Coville and his routing team wanted to wait for the evening grib files before making a final decision.... [more]
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Lysekil Women's Match
Josefine ├ůs,
The first Round Robin of the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship has come to an end. Anna Kjellberg of Sweden and Claire Leroy of France are leading the competition with only one loss each.... [more]
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Erle Williams skippers Ranger in J-class series in Newport, RI
J Class Assoc,
History was made in Newport when the replicas of both Ranger and Endeavour II (Hanuman) lined up together, 72 years after these designs first raced each other in the America's Cup, Newport, R.I. in 1937. In that event, the British challenger Endeavour II lost to the US Cup defender, Ranger.... [more]
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Herreshoff Marine Museum 2009 Lecture Series
Herreshoff Marine Museum,
The Herreshoff Marine Museum is pleased to announce the launch of their 2009 Lecture Series with 'Little Boats and Big Boats: A Hundred Years of Model and Full-Scale Yachting', to be presented at 7:00 PM on Thursday August 6 at the Museum.... [more]
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A good day for Anna Tunnicliffe at Women's Laser Radial Worlds
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Latest from Anna Tunnicliffe at the Laser Radials in Japan. The course was very right-side favoured. I had a good start and headed for the right. I rounded the top mark in ninth, but sailed a very fast downwind leg to be in fifth by the bottom mark. At the next top mark, I had passed one more boat and from then on, passed a boat per leg to finish the race in second.... [more]
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