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Entries are pouring in for the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, Ireland has launched a bid to win a Volvo Ocean Race stopover and things are gearing up for the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show in March.

In World news, Franck Cammas and his Groupama 3 crew are well into their Jules Verne Trophy attempt, the RS Tera World Championship 2010, to be held in the south of France, Notice of Race is available and the Clipper Round the World Yacht race continues, this leg racing to China.

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Hull & Humber in the lead
OC Events,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Hull & Humber currently lead the fleet. The team on board the Cape Breton Island entry will miss the close racing they have had with Hull & Humber but, with the fleet aiming for the Scoring Gate in the Luzon Strait, there is every chance that they will meet again before this race is over.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta 2011 to be sailed on Hong Kong Harbour
Betty Chan,
The 14-day long Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta, scheduled for 9th to 23rd January 2011, will take place on the perfect natural arena of Hong Kong Harbour. Organised in conjunction with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC), a sailing and rowing club with over 160 years of history and one of the world's most active sailing institutions today, the Louis Vuitton Trophy Hong Kong regatta will mark the... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 leads but now for the Doldrums
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - With an average of more than 22 knots along the direct course since leaving Ushant, Groupama 3 already has more than a day's lead over the reference time...... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2010 welcomed
ISAF,
Thursday night saw the city of Istanbul officially welcome the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2010, the world's premier sailing event for youth sailors.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Oman Sail Masirah on top
OC Events,
European champions, now Oman Sail Masirah is crowned champion of the Extreme Sailing Series Asia. This event was billed locally as 'Oman Sail versus The World' and they came out on top in style.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Championships Invitation Race
Mandy Burt,
Wellington turned on more champagne sailing today for the Invitation Race of the OK Dinghy World Championships. 46 sailors left the shore in an 8 knot breeze, which built to 15 knots during the course of the race – perfect sailing conditions.... [more]
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Indian Ocean Five Capes Race: Majan about to set off on a trace route
OC Events,
On Saturday, 6th February, Oman Sail's new A100 ‘Majan' alongside their 75-ft multihull ‘Musandam' will depart Muscat [Oman] to begin a new chapter in ocean racing as they embark on tracing out the route of the future Indian Ocean 5 Capes Race.With a total distance of 16,300 nautical miles (30,200km) this new course will take the new 105-foot multihull via the Indian Ocean's five great Capes.... [more]
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SB3 class: Overview of the upcoming international regatta events
Katie Ashworth,
The SB3 has seen extraordinary growth since its launch in the UK in 2002. Recently the SB3 World Council have reviewed a number of event bids from some outstanding venues and are delighted to announce that the Calendar of World and European Championships Events for the next three years has now been agreed.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia lives up to its name
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Asia - On the water, boat handling and precision gennaker hoists and drops proved crucial... The six boats raced with a reef and for the first two races without their massive gennakers, but the race committee finally gave the nod for the sails to be used in the remaining races.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 ahead of reference time
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 is ahead of the reference time. The sailing conditions were ideal this Thursday afternoon as Groupama 3 began to drop down the western side of the Cape Verde archipelago.... [more]
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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race entries pour in
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Entries for this year's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race are coming in thick and fast via the Race website at http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk The first entry received was from an eager Steve Le Butt for his Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 High Spirits.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Close racing to Qingdao
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Some close match racing has taken place in Race 6 to Qingdao over the past 24 hours with positions changing regularly. Skipper Jan Ridd and his crew on board Cape Breton Island have also been enjoying the close racing, which at times has been a little too close. 'We passed Hull & Humber in the middle of last night crossing on different tacks within feet of each... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Championships 2010 about to start
Mandy Burt,
By winning the final race of the regatta Karl Purdie cemented his lead and became the NZ OK Dinghy National champion for 2010. Karl sailed a strong regatta and was seldom far from the front of the fleet. Purdie certainly looks to be in good form going into the OK Dinghy World Championships which start in Wellington, New Zealand this weekend.... [more]
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Ireland's bid to host Volvo Ocean Race stopover
Irsih Sailing Association,
Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism has announced (Tuesday 2 February 2010) that the Government has committed €4 million in support of Let's Do it Global's (LDIG) bid to host a port stopover in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race 2011–12.... [more]
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Ostar Lecture in aid of RNLI
Irsih Sailing Association,
Ostar class winner, Barry Hurley, of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, is presenting a series of lectures on his experiences in the 2009 edition of this world renowned solo transatlantic race... [more]
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RS Tera World Championship 2010 Notice of Race
Zoe Handley,
The second RS Tera World Championship will take place this summer 24th-31st July at Carnac YC in South Brittany, France. Registration has just opened and already nearly 50 boats have registered from 6 countries and two continents.... [more]
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RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010: What is on at this year
Emma Slater,
Over the weekend of 6-7 March 2010; Alexandra Palace, London once again becomes home of the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts and Yachting and Suzuki, the only show in the world dedicated to dinghy sailing.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup series - Bumper medal haul to USA in Miami
ISAF,
The US team collected a bumper haul of 10 medals as the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup series made its second of seven stops at US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - In the line of sight
Cammas-Groupama.com,
Jules Verne Trophy - A last gybe is scheduled this Wednesday evening to take the crew right around the outside of the Cape Verde archipelago and above all conserve an optimum angle in this descent towards the equator.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Teams focus and get back into the routine
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Team Finland sticks to closest rivals Spirit of Australia as teams regain their sea legs following a fantastic Singapore stopover. Following their great start yesterday, Piers Dudin and his team on board Hull & Humber are enjoying being back out on the water once more.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Match Racing in multihulls works
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Some said it couldn't be done on more than one hull, but theSome said it couldn't be done on more than one hull, but the six Extreme 40s here at The Wave, Muscat for the Extreme Sailing Series Asia demonstrated that match racing in multihulls is not only viable, but spectacular. is not only viable, but spectacular.... [more]
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Images from Day 3 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington
Adrian Rumney,
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from from Day 3 of the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships.... [more]
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Challenger has a good day in America's Cup Jury Room
Richard Gladwell,
Other significant issues have been ruled on by the International Jury for the 33rd America's Cup in Valencia Both have gone as expected and are consistent with rulings from the New York Supreme Court on related matters, Justice Shirley Kornreich previously ruled that the America's Cup was a test of sailing technology as well as sailing skill itself.... [more]
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Telefonica's testing times
Volvo Ocean race,
Telefonica Blue is back in the water carrying out equipment and materials tests. Given that the 2011-12 Race Rule and Notice of Race show a number of changes from their predecessors, aimed at containing costs, Pedro Campos and his team have made an early start to their preparations for a Spanish campaign in the next race.... [more]
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OK Dinghy Nationals: Karl Purdie is New Zealand and Interdom Champion
Mandy Burt,
The champagne is open for Karl Purdie this evening. He has, provisionally, become the NZ OK Dinghy Association champion for 2010. Fellow Kiwi Paul Rhodes finished in second place on line in Race 8 which was enough to put him into second place overall. Nick Craig from Great Britain rounds out the podium.... [more]
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America's Cup Jury rules that there will be no wind limits for Match
Richard Gladwell,
In a decision just announced the five strong International Jury has ruled that the wind limits written into the Notice of Race for the 33rd America's Cup are illegal, and will not apply for the match which starts in five day's time on Monday 8 February. Earlier the International Jury for the 33rd America's Cup has ruled on the amount and location of water ballast allowed to be used by the America'... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 devours deficit
Cammas-Groupama,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has already made up the deficit she accumulated during the first day in relation to the reference time. They are now dramatically picking up the pace, which should enable them to rake in a lead over Orange 2's reference time during the coming days.... [more]
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Clipper Round the Worlds Yacht Race - Singapore farewells fleet
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. The 68-foot ocean racing yachts competing in race set sail from Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore, this morning to a rousing send off featuring live music, a mass of flags and huge confetti cannons. The loudest cheer was reserved for the home team, Uniquely Singapore.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Eight teams to compete in March
Louis Vuitton Trophy media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy match race regatta. In just six weeks time, during the Southern hemisphere Summer, eight of the best sailing teams in the world will race in Auckland, New Zealand. Just over a year ago the inaugural regatta was sailed in Auckland, the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series. Ten of the best sailing teams in the world, including the current Challenger and Defender of the America's Cu... [more]
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RYA Instructor Conference deemed a success
Emma Slater,
Some 200 RYA Yachtmaster and Cruising Instructors from across the UK and as far afield as New Zealand converged on Bournemouth in Dorset over the weekend (30-31 January) for the annual RYA Instructor Conference.... [more]
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Images from Day 2 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington
Adrian Rumney,
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from from Day 2 of the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships.... [more]
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NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions - Cat and Mouse on day two
Mandy Burt,
NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions - There was profound ‘argie-bargie' all day with a game of ‘virtual dodgems' between current World Champion, Thomas Hansson-Mild of Sweden, past Pommie World Champ Nick Craig and Terry Curtis of UK, Soenke Behrens of Germany, Christian Hedlund of Denmark, and the local boys. Over the course of Day 2, in Races 3, 4 and 5, they were all ‘up there', first around th... [more]
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Classics of the Mahurangi
Richard Gladwell,
Auckland, New Zealand boasts one of the best fleets of classic yachts in the world. The Mahurangi Regatta is one of their principal racing events. sail-World was there on Saturday to witness the occasion of these classic yachts dating back into the 1800's and beautifully restored, being raced hard.... [more]
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Top international crew win 2010 NZ Flying Fifteen Championship
Sandra Williams,
Aaron Goodmanson and Alister Rowlands from Charteris Bay Yacht Club sailing ‘Ffortune' confirmed their status as New Zealand's top Flying Fifteen sailors by easily winning the 11 race Schneider Electric Flying Fifteen Nationals sailed on Lyttelton Harbour at the weekend... [more]
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RYA gets the keys to Portland House
Emma Slater,
A £4 million multi purpose facility for the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) at Osprey Quay on Portland in Dorset has been formally handed over.... [more]
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Steve Nicholson Trophy Charity event
Northampton Sailing Club,
At the Steve Nicholson Trophy 2010 over 150 boats enjoyed stellar winter sailing conditions.... [more]
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SailJuice Global Warm-Up: Perfect Winter's Day draws 148 entries
Andy Rice,
An unpromising forecast failed to deter 148 boats from coming to Northampton Sailing Club for the Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Preparing for singlehanded round the world ocean racing
Tim Kelly,
Researchers, from the University of Portsmouth Department of Sport and Exercise Science (UK), will study what it takes to be a world-class solo sailor and produce guidelines on how to prepare for sailing single-handed around the world.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 over a hundred miles behind
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Groupama 3 - Jules Verne Trophy update. After 24 hours on the water, Groupama 3 is conceding a deficit of nearly a hundred miles in relation to the reference time. On paper, this might appear worrying, but on water the situation is becoming favourable again for the giant trimaran this Monday afternoon.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Muscat Day 1 - Finesse required
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Day 1 - Muscat. With the wind reaching a maximum of nine knots, it was a slow afternoon for the Extreme 40s, requiring more brain than brawn to get round the four courses.... [more]
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Jessica Watson - Half way there and the book deal is done
Nancy Knudsen,
French-owned Hachette Publishers have announced that they will publish the story of Jessica Watson's solo sail around the world 'as soon as possible after her return'. ...and onboard Ella's Pink Lady, Jessica is already writing it, in spite of a recent admission by her mother that Jessica has severe dyslexia, which circuitously resulted in Jessica's desire to sail around the world... [more]
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Liverpool Yacht Club Brass Monkey Series. Race 3 results
Richard Baldwin,
Liverpool Yacht Club held the third race of the Brass monkey Series on Sunday January 31st. After battling treacherous snow covered roads 12 crews made it to the marina and needed to remove snow and ice from their yachts ...... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Race 5 SP High Modulus Australian Championship
Frank Quealey,
Defending champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Tom Clout retained their Australian Champions crown despite finishing second in Gotta Love It 7 in Race 5 of the SP HighModulus-sponsored regatta on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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ISA National Instructor Conference February 2010
Irish Sailing Association,
The ISA is delighted to announce that the National Instructor Conference 2010 will be taking place in Carlingford, Co. Louth from Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st of February.... [more]
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Franck Cammas interview: Multi-Talented
Dominic Bourgeois, Course Au Large,
Franck Cammas is a pragmatic, rigorous, passionate guy, who enjoys all forms of sailing. After 12 seasons marked by a number of outstanding victories on the 60-foot circuit, Groupama is passing a new milestone with its investment in the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Volvo project dates back to summer 2009, when Cammas presented the idea of taking part in the race to Groupama.... [more]
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Miamo OCR - Gold to Thompson
Lindsey Bell,
Britain's Nick Thompson proved the class act of the Laser fleet at the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, clinching gold to defend his 2009 title with a day to spare on Friday (29 January). The Skandia Team GBR sailor leaves his nearest rival, USA's Kyle Rogachenko, to fight it out for silver with Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Bernaz and Brazil's Bruno Fontes.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Paralympic Classes medalists determined
Marni Lane,
Rolex Miami OCR - USA racked up the most medals with four, followed by Canada with two and one apiece for Norway, Great Britain and The Netherlands.... [more]
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Miami OCR day five Finn - Double win for Jonathan Lobert
Robert Deaves,
The final day of the qualification races in the Finn class at the 2010 Rolex Miami OCR brought a new face to the front of the fleet. Overnight leader Wright placed 5-2 and will lead into the medal race by a useful 14 point margin over team mate Scott who produced a 2-7.... [more]
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