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Sail-World USA: 01 July 2009

Anna Tunnicliffe - upwind through the waves - Laser Radial World Championship 2009  International Laser Class Association
Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA's newsletter for 01 August 2009

In Japan, the Womens Laser Radial Worlds have concluded with USA's 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist taking the silver medal, behind Sari Multala (Finland) who did not compete at the 2008 Olympics and finished 20th overall in the 2008 World Championships in Takapuna.

We have reports, images and results in this issue.

Off the English coast, an incredible trans Atlantic match race has been staged between two giant multihulls - Groupama and Banque Populaire.

Both seem certain to break the old mark, and may even cross in less than four days.

Groupama 3 set a new world 24 hour speed record yesterday, only to have that mark beaten by Banque Populaire, who cracked the 900nm in 24 hours barrier.

In this issue we have reports from Groupama 3, who are also including Banque Populaire in their coverage.

Celebrations on Lake Geneva
Alinghi 5 in the midlle of the celebrative boat parade from Lausanne to Geneva
  Alinghi Team

On the America's Cup front, Alinghi was the star of the show on Swiss National Day. We have two reports and plenty of images in this issue. No further information on the venue - which will be announced on 6 August.

Onboard Maxi Banque Populaire V - North Atlantic Record attempt  Copyright : Team Banque Populaire / BFBP

We are pleased to report that Sail-World did indeed crack through the 150,000 unique viewer mark for July. In fact we gained another 20,000 unique viewers in the month of July peaking at over 165,000 UV's, and Sail-World's readership increased by 60,000 visits in July to a new record of 367,000 for the month.

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Groupama likely to break Trans-Atlantic record
Frank Cammas- Groupama and Sail-World,
With building seas and easing winds, Groupama 3 is beginning her touchdown phase on the approach to the English coast at the end of this record attempt between New York and Lizard Point. The reference time to beat (4d 03h 57' 54') is still in the sights of Franck Cammas and his nine crew as their ETA is Sunday afternoon...... [more]
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Alinghi 5 celebrated on Lake Geneva during Swiss National Day
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
Alinghi 5, the America's Cup Defender's giant catamaran, was the star of the show on Lake Geneva for the 1 August Swiss National Day celebrations which started in Lausanne where the multihull was on public display along with the America's Cup and culminated in Geneva at the head of a parade of over 1,000 boats.... [more]
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Groupama 3 due to finish Transatlantic crossing
Cammas-Groupama 3 media,
Groupama 3 is set to cross the finish line of her transatlantic record attempt at around 1400 UT this Sunday. The Transatlantic reference time (4d 03h 57' 54') is set to be considerably improved upon this Sunday by Franck Cammas and his nine crew. However, it is likely that the new record will be awarded to Banque Populaire V which could cross the finish line around an hour before Groupama 3.... [more]
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Finland's Sari Multala wins 2009 World Laser Radial Womens title
John Parrish,
The conditions have been similar throughout the regatta and today was no exception. It has been tough but exhilarating sailing conditions with 15 to 18 knot NNE winds, choppy seas and a swell that increases during the day.... [more]
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World Youth Champion joins 18 footers
Frank Quealey,
17-year-old Jason Waterhouse, who won the Hobie 16 class Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Brazil earlier this month, is now preparing to sail an 18ft Skiff with the Australian 18 Footers League during the 2009-2010 season.... [more]
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Hobie Multi Europeans Day 1
Fritz-Rudiger Klocke,
Hobie Multi Europeans - Hobie 16 Women, Hobie 16 Masters/Grand Masters, EHCA Hobie 16 Open Spi Cup, Hobie Dragoon, Hobie 16 SPI Youth - day one. Two races were done in light southerly winds.... [more]
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420 World Championships, Lake Garda – Day 2 GBR and NZL lead
Miles Palmer/Sail-World.com,
Phil Sparks and Ben Gratton (GBR) lead the Open fleet. Second is the Italian pairing of Francesco Falcetelli and Gabriele Franciolini, with Antonios Tsimpoukelis and George Karonis (GRE) in third place. In the Ladies division New Zealander Alexandra Maloney and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher lead the series wih a 5,3 result, while two Italian teams thold second and third .... [more]
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2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Day 10
David Swift,
2009 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Day 10. After a day full of expectations, the two best freestylers in the world have held firm in Fuerteventura. The wind, once again, refused to blow enough to run a contest.... [more]
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iShares Cup at Cowes Week - Day One
iShares Cup media,
Day 1 of the iShares Cup at Cowes Week firmly belongs to Pete Cumming and the crew of Oman Sail Masirah. Six races were held in total on day 1 of the iShares Cup at Cowes Week – the UK round marking the halfway point of the six-stage European circuit. The first two races were straightforward reaching upwind and downwind legs but as the wind veered west, the game changed dramatically.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 - Boat Parade
On Saturday August the 1st which is National day in Switzerland, Alinghi organized a boat parade from Lausanneto Geneva, thousands of people on the shore and hundreds of boat on the water.... [more]
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Australian Nicky Souter wins World Women's Match Racing 2009
Event Media/Sail-World.com,
The last day of the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2009 was full of surprises. The big sensation of the day was Australian Nicole Souter's impressive dominance.... [more]
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Multala retains lead at Laser Radial Women World Championships
Event media,
Laser Radial Women World Championships and Karatsu in Japan turned on another fabulous sailing day with NNE winds of 12 - 16 knots. There were more oscillations today and good gains were made on the downwind legs. Racing was tense with the sailors pushing the start line... [more]
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Tough, physical racing at Laser Radial Worlds Day Five
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Anna Tunnicliffe reports on her day five at the Laser Radial Womens World Championship in Japan. Today was another windy day at the 2009 Radial World Championships. It was the second day of gold fleet racing and the racing was tough.... [more]
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Transatlantic Battle of the supersonic trimarans
Kate Jennings - Expression,
Franck Cammas and his Groupama 3 crew are still within the reference time to beat her own Transatlantic record. The duel is well and truly on in the Atlantic Ocean: Groupama 3 and Banque Populaire V set out from New York on Wednesday evening and are on target to devour the 2,925 miles to the UK in under four days.... [more]
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New 24 hour record set by Banque Populaire V - 907 miles
Sail-World.com translation,
With 907 miles covered in 24 hours, maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V is the new holder of the record with an average speed of 37.79! The Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V has just acomplished an incredible performance; Pascal Bidégorry and his crew pulverize the record established by Groupama 3 in 2007 and have... [more]
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Laser Radial Womens Worlds – Final Day will decide
John Parrish,
The 2009 Laser Radial Women World Championships are set for an enthralling last day to decide the new world champion. Karatsu in Japan turned on another fabulous sailing day with NNE winds of 12 – 16 knots. There were more oscillations today and good gains were made on the downwind legs. Racing was tense with the sailors pushing the start line to cause a general recall for each fleet in race... [more]
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Laser 4.7 Worlds - Final day
Murillo Novaes amended by Sail-World.com,
Laser 4.7 Worlds in Búzios, Brazil. The rainy and windless day didn't let the completion of races this Friday in Brazil and yesterday's leaders celebrated the world title in Búzios Vela Clube.... [more]
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Internet 101 - Hits are not people - understanding basic web stats
Rob Kothe,
While the internet is now 20 years old, confusion still abounds about the basic recording of visits to websites. When you are being told about the wonderful traffic a website receives, check to see if the claimant has been impressed by the hits, the page views or the unique visitors.... [more]
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Groupama 3 breaks 24 hour distance record
Cammas/Groupama media,
Propelled along by a disturbed system coming across from Canada and heading towards Great Britain, Groupama 3 has benefited from some ideal conditions to break the 24 hour distance record.... [more]
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420 World Championship - GBR and NZ crews in the lead
Antonio Sueri,
International 420 Class World Championship, Riva del Garda, Italy. The Mens' 420 Class sailors ran three action-packed races today. A total of 206 crews have arrived at Riva for this important event: 122 for the Mens' 420 Championship and 84 for the Womens' 420 Championship.... [more]
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Laser Radial Womens World Championship - Gold and Silver fleet racing
Karatsu, Japan turned on another great day of sailing for the first day of the Gold and Silver fleet racing in the World Laser Radial Women Championship. The course moved slightly west today to counter the apparent right hand advantage. With some port end bias, the fleet was more spread down the line today at start time and all starts were clear. However there were still some who banged the rig... [more]
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2009 Laser Radial World Championships - Tunnicliffe makes her move
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Latest report from Anna Tunnicliffe, sailing at the Laser Radial World Championship in Japan. The racing today was slightly different than the last two days. We had a little more left angle on the upwind legs which meant that it wasn't just a race to the right corner. I had much better starts today and had a clean lane to sail my boat fast.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World titles, quarter final blow out
Event media,
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2009. Winds gusting to 50 knots prevented quarter finals being held. Tomorrow the semi finals start directly... [more]
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SailSim - worlds first dynamic sailing simulator for iPhone/iPod Touch
Jim Holland,
SailSim is a sail training application like no other. When used with the iPhone 3GS (with inbuilt fluxgate compass) it simulates how a dinghy operates in the real world. You physically turn the phone and see the sails, centreboard and speed very as they would in real life. You can set the wind direction, so the sim can be used outside with the iPhone reacting to the real wind!... [more]
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Gold and Silver racing underway at Laser Radial Worlds
John Parrish,
Karatsu, Japan turned on another great day of sailing for the first day of the Gold and Silver fleet racing in the World Laser Radial Women Championship. In the first race of the gold fleet, race 7, Evi van Acker rounded mark 1 first ahead of Annalise Murphy from Ireland. Sari Multala from Finland came from behind with some good downwind sailing to finish in first place... [more]
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Dennis Conner to race schooner 'America' in 32nd Annual McNish Classic
Warren Allan,
Dennis Conner leaves San Diego July 31st on board schooner 'America' enroute to Oxnard and the Channel Islands Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club to participate in the 32nd annual McNish Classic. This weekend event July 31- August 2 is for wooden yachts designed before 1952: classes include Schooners A&B; Ketches A&B; Sloops A&B; Yawls A&B. The America is a replica of the original vessel built in 1851.... [more]
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Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds Day Four
Murillo Novaes amended Sail-World.com,
Day 4 of the World Laser 4.7 Youth Championship was another day of light winds on the Brazilian ‘Sun Coast'. With fickle and weak winds from the east with speeds from four to six knots, the Race Committee managed two races and the favorites began to appear on the Manguinhos racecourse.... [more]
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2009 Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race
Rich Roberts,
The 2009 Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race, held Thursday in Long Beach Harbor, brought out the most entrants ever with more than 190 young sailors ranging in age from 6-14 to compete in the 22nd annual event co-hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club and Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and part of the 2009 City of Long Beach Sea Festival presented by Charter Communications.... [more]
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420 Worlds Championships Day One
The 420 World Men and Women's Championships are being sailed on Lake Garda in Italy. After three races have been sailed, Italy leads the Mens Fleet, while New Zealand the Women's.... [more]
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