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Sail-World USA: 20 January 2010

Campbell - Star Worlds 2010  Fried Elliott ©
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 20 January 2010.

After four races, the 2010 Star Worlds look set to be the 2008 Olympic Gold medals crew's to lose.

In this edition we have full reports on the racing so far, plus Campbell's always insightful reports from the regatta, although they are the top US crew, they have slipped in the fleet.

Key West is underway and with the second day of competition, we have reports and images in this issue.

With just two and a half weeks before the start of the 33rd America's Cup, both teams are now sailing off Valencia.

Alinghi 5 sailing off Valencia  Alinghi Team

BMW Oracle Racing have renamed their Challenger 'USA-17', put on the wingsail and went sailing today, with local media and dignitaries along for the ride in a chase boat.

Alinghi 5 has been sailing for several days now.

In this issue we feature images from the BMW Oracle event, and video from both Alinghi5 and USA-17.

33rd America's Cup - BMW ORACLE Racing - First trials off Valencia  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

While the team photographers and local Spanish media have been getting ringside seats, as of today, there have still been no arrangements announced for any media, and because of that serious shortcoming, there is considerable uncertainty over the coverage of what is supposed to be the premier event in sailing.

Highland Fling X1 - Key West 2010 - (Ultimate.Sailing.com)  Sharon Green

Litigation has been the hallmark of the 33rd Americas Cup, however today was significant in that the International Jury had the first protest poked in its postbox. We have details in this edition. A Hearing is not expected to be held until after the Int Jury has assembled in Valencia after the end of January.

Star World Championship 2010, Brazil, Iain Percy / Andrew Simpson (GBR) SN 8371 , Francisco Siemsen / Manfredo Floricke (BRA) SN 7772,  Fried Elliott ©

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Samba Pa Ti, John Kilroy (USA) Melges 32 - Key West 2010  © 2009 JOY | International Melges 32 Class Association

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BMW ORACLE Racing takes maiden sail in Valencia as 'USA'
BMW Oracle Racing Media,
BMW ORACLE Racing, with its trimaran and towering wing sail, made its debut on Spanish waters Tuesday afternoon. It's the first time the American team has sailed its America's Cup boat at the venue of the 33rd Match. When the boat took to the waters off the Port of Valencia, it was sporting USA emblazoned on its stern, the name designated for the boat by the Golden Gate Yacht Club... [more]
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America's Cup heads for the International Jury Room
Sail-World,
In a first for the 33rd America's Cup one of the protagonists have taken a compliant to the International Jury rather than the New York Supreme Court. In a statement just released, spokesman Tom Ehman has outlined a number of issues BMW Oracle racing have with the latest edition of the racing documents published by Alinghi and their club, event organisers, Societe Nautique de Geneve.... [more]
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Andrew Campbell - Tough couple of races
Andrew Campbell,
Andrew Campbell reports from the Star World Championship. I struggled getting off the line cleanly the last couple of days here in Rio. Yesterday was a very light air slugfest. Tomorrow will bring the throwout into the scores and mix things up a bit.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Emotional welcome for Cork skipper Fearon
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 09-10. A huge crowd gathered on the pontoon, cheering and clapping as Qingdao, flying a string of Irish tricolours as well as their huge Chinese battle flag, arrived at Nongsa Point Marina this morning.... [more]
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Key West 2010: Melges 32 Day 2 - Kilroy into the lead
Melges Association,
Edging out the competition, John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti takes over the lead by a one point margin at 2010 Key West Race Week... [more]
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America's Cup: Alinghi 5 and USA-17 sail off Valencia - Video
sail-World,
The America's Cup Challenger and Defender have commenced sailing off Valencia ahead of the 33rd America's Cup in two and a half weeks time. Check out these two videos and see which you think is the fastest.... [more]
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Inaugural National Youth Match Race Clinic at Balboa Yacht Club
Nancy Mellon,
Balboa Yacht Club invites applications for invitations to the inaugural National Youth Match Race Clinic and Regatta. The clinic and racing will take place in the ocean near the Newport Pier in the afternoons from Friday May 14 through Sunday, May 16. For applications and information, balboayachtclub.com or sailing@balboayachtclub.com or terry.schilling@tugwest.com or 949-794-8917.... [more]
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ISAF publishes 2010 Supplement to The Case Book for 2009-2012
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today published the 2010 Supplement to The Case Book for 2009-2012, which contains interpretations of The Racing Rules of Sailing.... [more]
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Key West 2010 - Changes and challenges on Day Two
Premiere Racing,
A northeast wind that started off at seven knots and built to 13 allowed organizers with Premiere Racing to remain on schedule for a 10-race regatta. Some of the professionally-crewed grand prix classes saw the overall lead change hands while other classes saw the opening day pace-setters strengthen their grip on first place.... [more]
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Star Worlds 2010: Another Gold within reach for Percy/Simpson?
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Iain Percy and Andrew “Bart” Simpson continued to dominate the 2010 Star World Championship.With today's first place finish the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalists stretched their lead to 19 points over 1989 Star World Champion, Alan Adler and Guilherme Alemeida (BRA) by winning Race 4... [more]
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Les Voiles De Saint-Barth: Regatta details and new partners
SeaClear Communications,
With three months to go to the start of this new event on the international sailing calendar, everyone in the Voiles de Saint Barth organising committee is hard at work sorting out the racing details, but they are also looking at the entertainment and festive features of the event.... [more]
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Youth World Qualifier winners for 2010 Youth World Team chosen
Marni Lane,
Eleven youth sailors have qualified for US Sailing's 2010 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent US. Nine of these athletes were selected based on first-place finishes in their respective classes at the 2010 US Sailing International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Qualifier in Clearwater, Fla., which concluded Monday after three days of racing. The multihull team was ch... [more]
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McConaghy's Knockout by Innovation
John Curnow,
When McConaghy's co-owners, Jonno Morris and Mark Evans, announced the McConaghy Cup in December 2009, they did so to commemorate the prizefight that would be the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. They knew the showdown at the front of the fleet was not only going to be an historic moment, but a true battle of epic proportions.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Team Finland arrives in Singapore
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10: Race 5 Geraldton Western Australia to Singapore. The pontoon at Nongsa Point Marina in Batam, Indonesia, rang to the sound of tears, laughter and three cheers for the crews as Team Finland arrived in port at the end of Race 5 this afternoon, with seven members of the Cork crew on board to be reunited with those who had arrived on California on Sunday.... [more]
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Groupama 3 in standby mode for Jules Verne Trophy attempt
Franck Cammas-Groupama,
Latest news from Groupama 3 skipper Franck Cammas. The trimaran is now in 'standby mode' for another attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy... [more]
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Images of Valencia: US Challenger has her first sail
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing's photographer Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand to record the first sail in Valencia of the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup. The Match is expected to get underway on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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Cruising Club of America to present medal to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Dana Paxton,
The Cruising Club of America has selected Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to receive its prestigious Blue Water Medal without date. In the 85-year history of the CCA's Blue Water Medal only seven Medals have been awarded without date. The medal will be presented to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on March 5, 2010 by CCA Commodore Sheila McCurdy (Middletown, R.I.) during the club's annual Awards Dinner at the New... [more]
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Images of Valencia: Raising the Wingsail on America's Cupper
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing today raised the wingsail on the America's Cup Challenger ahead of planned testing session off Valencia today. Gilles Martin-Raget was there to record the event:... [more]
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Alinghi fail to accept America's Cup agreement, Court action expected
Richard Gladwell,
It would appear from the tenor of a media release under the name of Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs fro BMW Oracle Racing that Alinghi have not responded to the deadline set to accept the Singapore Agreement negotiated by the two teams last week under the oversight of the International Sailing Federation.... [more]
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Jabin Leads The Melges 32 Fleet In Key West
Joy Dunigan,
Annapolis' Rod Jabin comes on strong in Key West to take an early lead in a very competitive Melges 32 fleet in Key West. It was a really beautiful day on the water in Key West. Plenty of sunshine, a nice moderate 8-10 knots of breeze and flat water set the pace for the two-race day.... [more]
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Key West 2010: Picture perfect start for Day 1
Premiere Racing,
Bretsch and fellow PROs Ken Legler (Division 1) and Dave Brennan (Division 2) were all able to complete two races in oscillating winds that held steady between 7 and 10 knots. Competitors reported wind shifts ranging from five to 50 degrees, which kept tacticians on their toes.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week 2010 - Battle of the Big boats
Antigua Sailing Week,
Antigua Sailing Week - With the likes of Niklas Zennstrom's 72-footer Ran, Tom Hill's custom Reichel/Pugh 75 Titan 15, Austin Fragomen's JV TP52 Interlodge, and Mike Slade's 100ft super maxi ICAP Leopard all toning up for 43rd edition of Antigua Sailing Week (24-30 April 2010), competition is expected to be exceptionally challenging for this annual Caribbean extravaganza.... [more]
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2010 Star Championship - Percy and Simpson take lead
Lynn Fitzpatrick - WorldRegattas,
2010 Star Championship - Percy/Simpson made good on yesterday's promise to perform better today. With their second place finish, Percy/Simpson move to the top of the leaderboard.... [more]
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2010 Key West Match Race Invitational
Dobbs Davis,
The Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC) is pleased to announce that the 2010 Key West Match Race Invitational has thusfar attracted four teams with a few days left before match race sailing starts on the azure waters off Key West. The field assembled thusfar includes CMRC founder Don Wilson, winner of last year's inaugural Grade 3 CMRC event in Chicago, and ranked 93rd in the World Rankings. Also com... [more]
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Hublot launches commemorative watch 'King Power Alinghi'
Alinghi Media,
Alinghi sponsor and prestigious Swiss watch maker, Hublot, launched the King Power Alinghi last night at a celebration on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. This exclusive and limited edition watch commemorates and carries the colours of the Swiss Defender of the 33rd America's Cup. The King Power Alinghi represents the savoir-faire and precision of Swiss technology, in common with Alinghi 5... [more]
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