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Sail-World USA: 11 October 2009

BlackMatch Racing: "big fella happy to be in the final" of the Argo Group Gold Cup, Bermuda  World Match Racing Tour ©
Welcome Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 11 October 2009

Sail-World has announced the launch of another new site - Sail-World Canada - which is being operated by the publishers of three Canadian yachting and marine industry magazines. See the full story in this edition.

In Bermuda, the BlackMatch Racing team, have wriggled their way to the finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup. They came up against Team Origin, led by triple Olympic Gold medalist, Ben Ainslie, but in the Final were beaten by the English. In this issue we have full reports leading up to the Final, and will publish a series wrap-up on www.sail-world.com later today.

PriceWaterhouse Coopers seen here at AHIRC 2008, she was tragically wrecked in the early hours of Saturday morning.   Crosbie Lorimer

Tragedy off the new South Wales coast around 0300hrs on Saturday morning with the loss of two of Australia's top offshore sailors in the Flinders Island Race. We have several reports on the incident, as it unfolded, and the aftermath. At this stage the cause of the disaster is not clear - and probably will not be so until the coronial inquiry is concluded.

Our condolences to the families of those lost, and to the Australian sailing community.

You have one day left to see Manson Anchors at the Annapolis US Sail Boat Show, on the Navimo stand, otherwise you can catch up at the Fort Lauderdale show on 27 October to 2nd November.

In Palma, Quantum Racing (USA) have tied on points at the top of the leaderboard in the TP52 World Championships. We have full reports on the final outcome and the daily race reports and images in this issue.

Quantum Racing loses TP52 Worlds on countback  Pedro Martinez

USA's Golden Girl, Anna Tunnicliffe, has once again demonstrated her sailing versatility winning the Rolex International Womens Keelboat Regatta in Rochester, ahead of two other US crews. 35 crews from four countries competed in the regatta. In this issue we have daily reports, and images from the highly competitive event.

Dogs Playing Pool and Stellar Jay - Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship  © Rolex/Dan Nerney

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Sail-World expands in North America with marine magazine alliance
Jeni Bone, MarineBusinessWorld.com,
The largest online marine news network in the world, Australia's TetraMedia Marine Group, publishers of Sail-World.com, Powerboat-World.com and MarineBusiness-World.com has announced a strategic alliance with a major North American magazine publisher.... [more]
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Australia's Flinders Island Race Tragedy –waiting for official enquiry
www.sail-world.com,
The Australian sailing community is numb today and will stay that way for a long while. More because the conditions just before 3am on Saturday morning amongst the Five Islands off Port Kembla were so unlike those of Bass Strait 1998... [more]
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Anna Tunnicliffe at Int'l Women's Keelboat Championships: We Won
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Anna Tunnicliffe reports on the competition at US Sailing Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships. 'It was windy and rainy when we woke up this morning for the final day of racing. The rain stopped, however, in time for us to venture out to the racecourse. The wind was still up as we got out there, and since we had had wind all night, it was very wavy.'... [more]
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iShares Cup - Oman Sail Masirah takes control
Event media,
iShares Cup - All is set for the perfect duel at the final event. A total of six races were staged inside the Almerian harbour on the second day of the 2009 iShares Cup final and with a good 10 knots of breeze the boats accelerated around the windward/leeward 700-meter course quickly, fully flying their starboard hulls on the finish line to the applause of the spectators.... [more]
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TP52 Worlds - Matador beats Quantum Racing on countback
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
It could not have been much closer when the Argentine crew on Matador lifted the TP52 World Championship on the waters they call home in Europe, the Bay of Palma, this afternoon. They lift the title on countback ahead of the 2008 world champions Quantum Racing (USA) who also finished on 23 points after seven races.... [more]
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Rolex Int'l Women's Keelboat Championship: Tunnicliffe wins title
Media Pro Int'l,
Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) and her team of Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer (Redwood City, Calif.), Liz Bower (Rochester, N.Y.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) have won US Sailings's 2009 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship. 'We wanted to win this event for a while and finally we've done it. We're super psyched!' said Tunnicliffe... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - The cruel Doldrums
Clipper media,
Clipper 09-10. The Doldrums have been very cruel to half the fleet, the leading group managed to get through virtually unscathed but the ITCZ pounced on the middle order and refuses to let them through.... [more]
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Gold Cup showdown - Minoprio back on top of World Tour rankings
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup - Racing had been delayed Saturday morning until 10:00AM waiting for the breeze to fill in sufficiently for racing to start. In their first match of the morning, Flight 3 of the quarter-final, Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Team Origin took their first two losses.... [more]
Onsend this story


Clipper 09-10 - Variable weather means lots of sail changes
Event media,
It has been a mixed bag of weather over the past 24-hours for the teams competing in Clipper 09-10 as they pass through the area of lights winds famously referred to as the Doldrums.... [more]
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TP52 World Championship - Protest changes leaderboard positions
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
TP52 World Championship. A frustrating attempt at a coastal race in very unsettled wind conditions was abandoned after seven miles and one hour and ten minutes of often heart-stopping racing. For the record it was Quantum Racing, the current world champions, who stayed just one step ahead of both the small changes and the very big wind shifts to earn a lead of more than one minute during today's... [more]
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Sydney maxi yacht tragedy - Saturday afternoon update from CYCA
Jennifer Crooks,
This afternoon, Matt Allen, the Commodore of the CYCA held a press conference at the Club in Darling Point, announcing that the owner/skipper of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Andrew Short and crew member Sally Gordon had perished when the 24.4 metre yacht hit rocks and ran aground at Flinders Islet at approximately 0255 hours this morning.... [more]
Onsend this story


iShares Cup - Ecover damaged as BT wins the day
Event media,
iShares Cup regatta in Almeria, day 1, Mike Golding's Ecover suffered serious damage to both hull and transom in a collision with LUNA.... [more]
Onsend this story


Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - The tactics of Cape Verde
Veronique Largeau/amended Sail-World.com,
The second key point, after the Canaries in this second stage of The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50, are the islands of Cape Verde. They are solitary lands with five northernmost islands, the islands of Barlavento and five more to the south, those of Sotavento... [more]
Onsend this story


Manson Anchors heads off all rivals in German test
Sail-World,
Manson Anchors have won an anchoring test conducted by the prestigious German publication, Yacht Skippers magazine. In doing so the Manson Anchors beat rival products Rocna (Chinese version) and the Sarca.... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championshipd racing
KPMS,
US Sailing's Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship. After spending time reviewing the situation and not much hope for consistently suitable breeze, the RC made the call to end the waiting at 12:00.... [more]
Onsend this story


PriceWaterHouseCoopers hits rocks in Flinders Islet Race, two dead
Di Pearson CYCA media, amended by Sail-World.com,
At approximately 0255 hours this morning, a red flare was sighted from a yacht competing in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's (CYCA) 92 nautical-miles Flinders Islet Race that started off Point Piper on Sydney Harbour last evening at 20.00 hours.... [more]
Onsend this story


Clipper 09-10 Day 18 California battle the weather and their spinnaker
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10 Day 18. The squally conditions can often take the crews by surprise by moving in fast, causing havoc and then disappearing as quickly as they arrived. In an attempt to cross the Doldrums as painlessly as possible the fleet has attempted to converge on one very small weather avenue.... [more]
Onsend this story


Gold Cup Quarter final update: Mirsky under pressure as Ainslie shines
Talbot Wilson,
Ben Ainslie (GBR) is still undefeated as Argo Group Gold Cup quarter-final racing got underway Friday afternoon with just two flights being completed. Current World Match Race Tour leader Torvar Mirsky (AUS) must win three matches in a row tomorrow to keep his team on the top of the Tour leader board.... [more]
Onsend this story


TP52 World Championship - Local favourite leads
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
TP52 World Championships - Local favourites Bribón lead. After making a strong start double Olympic Star class medallist, tactician Ross MacDonald along with navigator Marcel van Triest (NED) read the shifting breeze at the top end of the first beat precisely, calling a good layline which allowed them to ease away around the windward mark ahead of Matador (ARG) which over-stood slightly.... [more]
Onsend this story


iShares Cup Practice day - New team on the block scores a win
iShares Cup media,
Today the ten Extreme 40 teams competing in the final of the 2009 iShares Cup were out racing within the confines of the Almerian harbour in the official practice session. This will be the pinnacle event for the sailors and it will also be the pinnacle event on shore of the 2009 season.... [more]
Onsend this story


Volvo Open 70 Rule and Notice of Race revealed
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The new look Volvo Open 70 Rule, published today along with the Notice of Race, confirm changes set to enhance the fleet racing in the 11th Volvo Ocean Race, which will start from its new home base of Alicante in Spain in the autumn of 2011.... [more]
Onsend this story


Frustration for Bermuda pair
Laurie Fullerton - the Royal Gazette,
Bermuda's own Paula Lewin Crews in Group Two and Blythe Walker in Group Three endured a frustrating opening day of the King Edward VII Gold Cup match racing.... [more]
Onsend this story


Gold Cup Quarter final pairings announced
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup - It's filet or feathers from this point on. Walker v. Monnin, Mirsky v. Ainslie, Williams v. Berntsson and Richard v. Minoprio battle it out in the ‘knockout' first-to-three quarter-finals.... [more]
Onsend this story

Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race
13/09/09
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NZ Rigging
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Series
01/01/09
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