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2010 PUMA Moth Worlds -Day 6 Report - Another Payne-less day for Simon
Brigiid Murphy and Lisa Richards,
The 2006 International Moth World Champion, Simon Payne (GBR) holds his lead after five days of racing at the 2010 Puma Moths Worlds.... [more]
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America's Cup: Sail-World interviews James Spithill
Richard Gladwell,
This afternoon at the Auckland International Boat Show, 33rd America's Cup winning skipper, James Spithill spent 30 minutes on the Sail-World stand, with Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, reliving the key moments of the 33rd America's Cup, including the start of the first race, and the next 20 minutes, plus the technology behind USA-17... [more]
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Next Gen. Moulded Laser Foils - greater durability at standard price
Trevor Griffiths,
Some quiet changes have been happening on the Laser scene in recent times with a new range of Laser foils bring joy to sailors across the Asia-Pacific.... [more]
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Fisher's View: The best seat in the house!
Bob Fisher,
Imagine sitting behind Jason Button in his McLaren as he laps the Bahrain circuit during this weekend's Formula 1 Grand Prix; it's the same as being behind Ben Ainslie as 18th man on TeamOrigin in a match with Bertrand Pace and the Aleph team. Maybe the corners don't come up at more than 300 kph, but it sure as hell feels like it.... [more]
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Berrimilla's intrepid yachtsmen due in Sydney Monday morning
Peter Campbell,
Intrepid sailors Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier are due to reach their home port of Sydney tomorrow morning, Monday, 15 March 2010, ending the second of two remarkable circumnavigations in their little 10m sloop Berrimilla.... [more]
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America's Cup: Nitro on trimming the WingSail
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell interviewed Noel (Nitro) Drennan, on the Sail-World stand at the Auckland International Boat Show. In this audio interview, Drennan, who was with North Sails discusses the trimming issues between the soft sail and wingsail on BMW Oracle Racing, how the sail design and trimming crew interacted, and what was required to get the hull flying on USA-17 plus much more.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - BUSTED!
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture this sequence as Artemis (SWE) dropped their spinnaker pole in the water on the hoist at the first mark in their Round Robin match against Azzurra (ITA)... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Hull & Humber and Spirit of Australia rejoin the race
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Team Finland's new mast has arrived in Qingdao and the team assembled there to step and rig it are confident that they will be able to send the crew on their way early next week. Hull & Humber skipper, Piers Dudin, has arrived in hospital in Japan where he has received surgery on his broken leg. Out on the water Hull & Humber and Spirit of Australia have rejoined the race.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy: Groupama 3 takes it step by step
Cammas-Groupama,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupam 3 attempt. Positioned 430 miles from the line separating the South Atlantic and the North early this afternoon, the maxi trimaran is now performing as she should now that she's done with the rather unfavourable tack changes, which she'd been linking together since rounding Cape Horn on 4th March.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Team Origin scores vital win
TeamOrigin Media,
TEAMORIGIN scored an important point on the score board today by beating the French Aleph Team. The pre-start action was dramatic with a hard contact collision between the boats as Aleph illegally altered course in the tight pre-start manoeuvring and was awarded a penalty by the on-the-water umpires. In the other races today, Emirates Team New Zealand added to their undefeated record with a wi... [more]
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America's Cup: Peter Montgomery talks with James Spithill
Peter Montgomery,
Top international yachting commentator, Peter Montgomery, caught up with winning America's Cup skipper, James Spithill in at the Auckland International Boat Show in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. Spithill has become only the second Australian skipper to win the America's Cup - the first used a winged keel, the second a wingsail.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts - the Full Monty
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Rumour control has been out of control over the past few days, as comments made by BMW Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts, have been taken out of context, or given an unintended spin - creating some unwarranted headlines. On Wednesday, Coutts talked with Radio Sport's Peter Montgomery, and we can now present the full and unedited version of that interview.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Fourth win for Emirates Team New Zealand
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
Brisk breezes and high-pressure competition delivered a basket of surprises and some painful losses during the fourth day of competition for the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland. With three days remaining in the round robin, the host Emirates Team New Zealand has a perfect record after a convincing win today over the German/French boat All4One.... [more]
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Bacardi Cup action images from John Payne
Sail-World.com and John Payne images,
John Payne presents these action images from the Bacardi Cup in Miami, USA.... [more]
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PUMA International Moth Worlds Day 5 Payne (GBR) holds the lead, just
Brigid Murphy,
Just six of a maximum scheduled fifteen races remain in the ultra-competitive PUMA Moth World Championship 2010, and 2006 Moth World Champion Simon Payne (GBR) retains a slim lead over Brad Funk (USA) and Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI).... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Hull & Humber injured skipper heading for Japan
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht race 09-10. After sustaining a fracture to his right leg on the tenth day of Race 7, Piers Dudin, Skipper of Hull & Humber has been safely medivac'd by the Japanese Coastguard. With two medics on board, Cape Breton Island, along with Spirit of Australia, was initially called upon to rendezvous with Hull & Humber to provide assistance if needed.... [more]
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Alinghi and SNG RC talk about 33rd America's Cup at Multihulls conf.
Jean Philippe Jobé,
At the recent Multihull conference in Geneva, Alinghi's builder, crew and Race Commitee talked about the Swiss boat, the AC33 series and Harold Bennett... [more]
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Winning skipper on the Opening Stanzas of the 33rd America's Cup
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
On Thursday, the opening day of the Auckland International Boat Show, Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with James Spithill on the Sail-World stand close to the Halsey Street entrance. In this first part of a two part interview, we cover the opening stanzas of Race 1, of the 33rd America's Cup; alarms on the super multihulls; the areas of strength of USA-17; scariest moment... [more]
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Spithill explains BMW Oracle Racing's winning America's Cup moves
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
On Thursday, the opening day of the Auckland International Boat Show, Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with James Spithill on the Sail-World stand close to the Halsey Street entrance. In this second part of a two part interview, we cover the management of BMW Oracle Racing, Larry Ellison's leadership style, the gains from the technology used and more... [more]
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ISAF confirms receipt of 33rd America's Cup Report Forms
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today confirmed the receipt of the Regatta Report Forms from the ISAF Race Officials appointed to the 33rd America's Cup Match.... [more]
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Gill is playing possum in the 18s league
Frank Quealey,
There is rarely a dull moment in the 18 Footers and supporters are never surprised at what might happen, but last Sunday saw a 'first' - something even the most ardent follower would have never expected to see in an 18ft Skiff race....... Ed called out 'look at your leg'. Dave says: 'I almost ---- myself when I saw this thing........ [more]
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Brand new Racing Rules Book launched at RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010
Emma Slater,
The RYA launched its very latest book at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010 over the weekend (6-7 March); ‘RYA The Racing Rules Explained'. “It's bang up to date, with over 100 diagrams that are easy to follow.” - Author Trevor Lewis... [more]
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SailJuice Global Warm-Up: A Tough Series in 2010, but what about 2011?
Andy Rice,
The inaugural SailJuice Global Warm-Up was a tough series. Four events contested in the worst British winter of the past 30 years. Few made the full distance, but Olly Turner did, the eventual winner of the series in a Merlin Rocket. Olly who helmed and crewed during the course of the Series, received his prize, £300 of Rooster Sailing gear, at last weekend's Dinghy Show at a prizegiving on the Vo... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World fleet encounter towering seas and gales
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Race 7 Qindgao to Singapore Day 10 report. The last 24 hours have brought another reminder that the ocean gives no quarter to the crews taking part in the Clipper Race... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 in a difficult zone
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Onboard Groupama 3 Franck Cammas and his nine crew are navigating through a difficult zone between a stormy low and the tradewinds of the Saint Helena High... [more]
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Open Championship for 6 Metre yachts at RCYC
Roger Hollingsworth,
Falmouth and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club have been chosen for another major sailing event. This time it is for the International 6 metre yachts and will include both modern and classic boats. A 10 race series is planned with up to 4 races per day on windward leeward courses culminating with Prize Giving on the Sunday.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: TeamOrigin forced out of vital Match
TeamOrigin Media,
Hotly tipped to be the race to watch of the Round Robin phase of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland – Ainslie v Barker; TEAMORIGIN v Emirates Team New Zealand, all eyes were on the Waitemata Harbour. With streaming sunshine, visibility clear as a bell, wind direction 235, wind speed 15/16 knots, the talk was of a building breeze so the aim was to get all four flights done by 15:00.... [more]
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Follow the Louis Vuitton Trophy live on Sail-World
Richard Gladwell,
Update: No racing today, Friday due to strong winds - watch the replays here. In partnership with SailTV, Sail-World will be offering live coverage of the Louis Vuitton Trophy. The live TV coverage featured on Sail-World will consist of a mix of Virtual Eye graphics and video from a range of cameras and positions.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings - France and New Zealand on top
ISAF,
France and New Zealand top the tables in the latest release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings with Kiwi World Champion Adam Minoprio top in the Open Rankings and French skipper Claire Leroy returning to 1 in the Women's... [more]
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Fisher's View: Louis Vuitton Trophy - Can it get any better than this?
Bob Fisher,
Can it possibly get any better? The Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta's third day in Auckland came close to approaching perfection. The 15-20-knot wind, funnelling down the harbour, provided an ideal race track for the equally matched Version V ACC yachts of Emirates Team New Zealand. The flat water, glistening in the late afternoon sunshine, is what gives the Waitemata its name..... [more]
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The Even Keel Project is going global in 2010
Peta Stuart-Hunt - PR Works,
Sailing is one of very few sports in which having a physical disability does not have to be a disadvantage. Through its adaptive sailing programme, The Even Keel Project is providing able bodied and disabled enthusiasts with the opportunity to participate together in a sailing activity that would otherwise be normally outside their reach.... [more]
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Mauri Pro Sailing – The global online chandlery from Texas
John Curnow,
These Dallas based international, online chandlers are anything but cowboys. Mauri Pro Sailing has been around since 2003 and was the brainchild of South American sailor Juan Mauri. There is a dedicated and passionate band of multi-national sailors behind the brand and online shop who can assist you find the right clothes to wear, arrange your deck gear and virtually anything in between.... [more]
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RORC Easter Challenge less than a month away
Louay Habib,
RORC Easter Challenge Friday 2nd April – Sunday 4th April. There is less than a month to go until the 19th edition of the RORC Easter Challenge which will be held, as usual, in the Solent over the Bank Holiday weekend.... [more]
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RS 200 Open at Frensham Pond SC - Report and results
Bruce Hill,
RS 200 Open Frensham Pond SC. 7th March 2010 report. Isn't it ironic that whatever date is set for the dinghy show you could almost be guaranteed a perfect sunny sailing day and this was no exception for the RS 200 open held at Frensham.... [more]
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Twin town named as Volvo Ocean Race finish venue
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Following the huge success in Galway when it was the finish of the transatlantic leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, Ireland, will again feature in the new route for 2011-12. The fleet will race from Lorient in France back to Galway on Ireland'?s west coast.... [more]
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RS 500 Winter Championship at Alton Water SC
Debbie Darling,
RS 500 Winter Championship at Alton Water SC. The rather smaller than expected fleet was treated to ideal conditions for their championship with a force 3 to 4 easterly wind blowing over the dam wall and bright winter sunshine. The air and water temperatures were very low making the penalties for errors much more onerous that just time.... [more]
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RYA launch new Youth and Junior Membership
Susie NationGrainger,
At this year's RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010 held at Alexandra Palace, London, over the weekend of 6-7 March the RYA launched its newest membership categories, dedicated to Youth and Junior members. Junior Membership is aimed at primary school children aged 5-11.... [more]
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RS Feva Sport Relief Mile Challenge
Bill Tucker - RS Feva Class Chairman,
The RS Fevas are proud to be able to participate in the Sport Relief Mile Challenge. The All Squads Training Weekend at Hayling Island Sailing Club will involve 70 Fevas from RYA squads and Class Squads, this weekend will be the culmination of the winter training programme for the RS Feva Class & coincides with Sport Relief hence the intensive race training will be briefly interrupted for some fun... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Images by Chris Cameron, Day 1
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was out on the water for the opening day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Christophe Favreau's view of Day 1
Christophe Favreau,
Christophe Favreau was on the water for the first two races on the opening day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, and presents this gallery of images.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Day 1 for Team Origin with Ian Roman
Ian Roman, TEAM ORIGIN,
Team Origin's Ian Roman was on the water with the British America's Cup team for the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland.... [more]
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RYA Sailability Marina a popular attraction at RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2
Emma Slater,
At this year's RYA Volvo Dinghy Show, held at Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 6-7 March, RYA Sailability showcased a fantastic range of boats suitable for disabled sailors.... [more]
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Snettisham Beach Sailing Club granted Volvo RYA Champion Club Status
Andrew Jasper,
Snettisham Beach Sailing Club has been granted the esteemed Volvo RYA Champion Club status for their commitment to junior sailing and the delivery of high level training at their club... [more]
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£100,000 for National Autistic Society is plain sailing
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Events, together with a host of pledging companies and in partnership with the Anderson Group, helped to raise more than £100,000 in aid of the National Autistic Society in just one day of fundraising. The highest earning lot was a day's racing on the Clipper fleet of 68 foot ocean racing yachts.... [more]
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Volvo Eco Challenge cash grants for local Sailing Clubs
Andrew Jasper,
Burton Sailing Club and Staunton Harold Sailing Club were awarded £1000 and £1,200 respectively as winners of the 2009 Volvo Eco Challenge at the weekend.... [more]
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Spring Series Race 1 at Liverpool Yacht Club
Andy Farrell,
Liverpool Yacht Club's SBYC Spring 1 race report. The forecast had warned of three knots from the west by the time the thirteen yachts began the first race in the Liverpool Yacht Club Spring Series.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Live aboard Team Origin with Ian Roman
Ian Roman, TEAM ORIGIN,
Team Origin' s Ian Roman takes you aboard with the British America's Cup team as they prepare for the start of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland.... [more]
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TeamOrigin ready to roll in Louis Vuitton Trophy
Leslie Greenhalgh,
Today, Monday 8th March 2010, was the last of the two practice days here in Auckland and tomorrow sees the start of action with day one of racing planned. As ever the event set-up is slick and professional with Emirates Team New Zealand boat preparation and technical set up for the event second to none.... [more]
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RYA 2010 Dinghy Show as popular as ever
Emma Slater,
Day two of the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010 proved as popular as ever with dinghy enthusiasts from across the country and the world flocking to Alexandra Palace, London. There were talks galore with everything from your essential checklist for buying a second hand boat to insider tips on improving your upwind sailing.... [more]
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Historic 18s provide wonderful contrast
Lisa Ratcliff, Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta,
Australian entrepreneur and rugby league patron Mark Foy introduced to the historic 18 foot skiff class the innovation of handicaps being applied at the beginning rather than at the end of the race.... [more]
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RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010 officially open
Emma Slater,
RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010 - With a blast of the starters' horn and the cutting of the obligatory red ribbon the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010 was officially opened in front of an already packed house. Running over the weekend of 6-7 March at Alexandra Palace, London, the show is an absolute must for any dinghy enthusiast or even if you want to find out more about getting started.... [more]
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