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Sail-World USA: 29 May 2010

College of Charleston's B-Division skipper Shannon Heausler (Tampa, Fla.) and crew Rebecca Bestoso (Erie, Pa.), both seniors - ICSA Women's National Championship 2010  GTSphotos.com
Welcome to Sail-World.com's USA newsletter for 29 May 2010.

US sailors are having a mixed time on the leaderboard of the DeltaLloyd Regatta being sailed in Medemblijk, Netherlands. In the Finn, Zach Railey is in 6th overall. And in the Stars, three US crews are in the top 10 overall. Aside from that it is rather slim pickings in the fifth round of the ISAF World Sailing Cup. We have daily reports from the regatta in this issue.

Yesterday, the International Sailing Federation have released the long awaited report into the actions of the members of the Race Committee of the 33rd America's Cup - and particularly the now infamous incident that occurred before the start of the second and final race of the America's Cup. Principal Race Officer, Harold Bennett (NZL) made a decision to start the race - a decision with which the other three members of the Race Committee appointed by the Societe Nautique de Geneve, did not agree . They effectively went on strike, or 'mutinied', as it is described in the report.

The Race Committee in action, 33rd America's Cup. SNG believed that all decisions on racing would be made by a committee decision, and not by the PRO.  Richard Gladwell

We have an analysis of the 46 page ISAF report in this edition. For some time many people have been very uncomfortable with the rather cavalier approached adopted by various America's Cup organisers towards the International Sailing Federation. That discomfort came home to roost late in the afternoon on the Committee Boat off Valencia on 14 February 2010.

All all sailors, should be very proud of the stand taken by the two ISAF officials, Harold Bennett (IRO-NZL) and boat skipper Paco Quinonero (IU - ESP), in proceeding with the start in conditions of 8kts of breeze and seas of less than a metre - conditions which the three officials from the Defending club thought were too extreme for sailing. Bennett in particular, as PRO, enhanced ISAF's credibility and the world body's stand for fair play.

Louis Vuitton head Umpire, Bill Edgerton discusses with Ray Davies, the back stay tension call that cost Emirates Team New Zealand their race against BMW Oracle racing. Louis Vuitton Trophy, La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy. 28/5/2010  Chris Cameron/ETNZ

There's been more fireworks at the Louis Vuitton Trophy, this time with Emirates Team New Zealand boss, Grant Dalton letting fly after his team was penalised for an incident, in their match with BMW Oracle Racing, which has cost the Kiwi team the lead in the regatta which is in its seventh day at La Maddalena in Sardinia. The is a sequel to this story which we have also featured in this edition.

It is with sadness that we have to report the death of Reg White, one of the legends of multihull sailing. There is a short tribute in this edition, and an update to come.

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Finns day 2 - Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010  Sander van der Borch ©

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Racing on Day 7 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, La Maddalena  Louis Vuitton Trophy

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ICSA Women's National Championship - Winner announced
Jan Harley,
ICSA Women's National Championship saw the College of Charleston dominate in day one, and they had a 35-point lead on their closest competitor (Boston College) as the final day of racing for the championship title got underway today on Lake Mendota.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Dalt's dark thoughts cause Jury rethink
Sail-World, BMW Oracle Racing, Louis Vuitton Media,
riday night's Jury decision wasn't the end of the story in the Emirates Team New Zealand request for redress. Although the Jury denied redress, it did make a recommendation to the Race Committee after their race against BMW Oracle Racing. Friday night's Jury decision wasn't the end of the story in the Emirates Team New Zealand request for redress. Although the Jury denied redress, it did make a re... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Cayard reports from Sardinia
Paul Cayard,
Louis Vuitton Trophy today saw the planned ‘big day' for Artemis, with two races scheduled, first was to be Emirates Team New Zealand followed by All4One in the third and fourth matches of the day. When our turn finally came round at 1700 this afternoon, there were issues with one of the mainsails... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week – Close battle in tricky conditions
Regattanews.com,
Rolex Capri Sailing Week and on the penultimate day there was tension on the dock. Virtually all of the classes are very much in the balance. The competitors sailed out to the race area in a fresh south-easterly breeze of 15 knots gusting up to 18 knots.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Lead points shared in Finns after breezy day
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta, Finn focus, day three: 28 May. Following the frustration of Thursday, Friday brought perfect conditions with solid winds up to 20 knots and two tough races for the Finn fleet. With five races now on the board, the morning leader Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) shares the point's leads... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Edmond de Rothschild assures leadership
Kate Jennings,
Extreme sailing Series 2010: Five races were contested this Friday at the foot of the Saint-Louis jetty with some ideal weather conditions; namely a breeze oscillating between 12 and 15 knots and glorious sunshine. At the end of this second day of racing in the Grand Prix of Sète, the catamaran fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild confirms its leadership ahead of the two Omani boats.... [more]
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Dalton lets fly at Louis Vuitton Trophy Umpires over penalty
Warren Douglas,
The Louis Vuitton Trophy jury has dismissed an Emirates Team New Zealand protest against a decision that cost the team a race against BNW Oracle. Emirates Team New Zealand was well placed to win the round robin match in the Louis La Maddalena regatta when the umpires awarded a penalty against the team on the final run.... [more]
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Tornado Gold Medalist, Reg White dies at 75
Richard Gladwell,
Reg White, the father of modern racing multihull sailing has died at the age of 75, while sailing his latest one design with his godson, off Brightingsea, England. Probably best known for the design of the then radical Tornado catamaran which was selected as an Olympic class, White became the builder of the class, along with son.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Three-way tie at the top in La Maddalena
Louis Vuitton and WSTA Media and Sail-World,
Russia's Synergy Racing Team joined Sweden's Artemis and Emirates Team New Zealand on top of the points table at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena as unstable wind conditions limited the schedule to just two races.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Perfect racing on day three
Corinne Mckenzie,
Delta Lloyd Regatta is the fifth event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup. On the third day wind and sunshine provided for great racing, the North Westerly breeze reaching 20 knots, allowed all the classes to sail according to schedule.... [more]
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Finn World Masters day five - Exciting finale as Champions decided
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters day five report. One race was all it took to decide the Champion. A fifth race win for Michael Maier (CZE) gave him his second Finn World Masters title, after first winning it back in 2006.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Europe Day 2 - The pressure is applied
Extreme Sailing Series Europe,
Extreme Sailing Series Europe Day 2 in Sete and the pressure was placed onto the leader Yann Guichard's Groupe Edmond de Rothschild by the The Wave Muscatm helmed by Paul Campbell-James.... [more]
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IYRS Students launch sail, power boats in public ceremony
Cynthia Goss,
On Saturday, June 5, students at the International Yacht Restoration School will take part in the school's unique graduation rite at the IYRS docks. Instead of picking up diplomas that prove hours of learning, students will climb aboard the boats they spent the past year refitting and restoring and test their workmanship on the water.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Jamaica to New York – Storm hits fleet and causes damage
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 update: After a seriously stormy night in the North Atlantic many of the Clipper teams have emerged licking wounds today. A large and particularly vicious squall saw wind strength increase dramatically and has left some with damage to sails and equipment and others completely devoid of any wind.... [more]
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ISAF Race Officials Committee Report 33rd Americas Cup
ISAF Media Unit,
On 15 April the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) referred to the ISAF Race Officials Committee (ROC) reports from the ISAF-appointed International Jury Chairman and the ISAF-appointed Principal Race Officer for the 33rd America's Cup.... [more]
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America's Cup: ISAF report 'applauds' Bennett's unilateral actions
Richard Gladwell,
The International Sailing Federation's Race Officials Committee has 'applauded' the actions of Principal Race Officer, Harold Bennett, in starting the second race of the 33rd America's Cup, against the wishes of the Defender appointed Race Committee, and in the face of a subsequent 'mutiny' from three of the members of that Committee.... [more]
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ICSA Women's National Championship - Charleston bring their A game
Jan Harley,
Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association's Women's National Championship 2010 semi-final round. Bringing their 'A' game was College of Charleston who were dominant in A-Division through the efforts of senior skipper Allison Blecher (Fullerton, Calif.) with sophomore crew Alyssa Aitken (Sandwich, Mass.).... [more]
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ISAF to release report and action on America's Cup 'mutiny' today
Richard Gladwell,
The International Sailing Federation are expected to release the report and findings of the Race Officials Committee at 1200hrs UTC, today, 28 May. The report is expected to run along similar lines to that published in Sail-World on 27 March 2010, where comment was made on the signing of an agreement between the then Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club, and former Defender, Societe Nautique de G... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta day two - A little racing on a very long day
Delta Lloyd Regatta,
Delta Lloyd Regatta day two was a very long day in Medemblik. The different conditions saw a change of leader in half of the classes, while the other have increased their lead.... [more]
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U.S. Multihull Championship - Consistency pays
Jake Fish,
2010 U.S. Multihull Championship. Through four days of racing and nine races complete, the team of Pete Melvin (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Nat Shaver (Long Beach, Calif.) have taken the title and they showed consistency pays.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - One race to European Finn Champion
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta Medemblik, Netherlands, Day 2 Finn report. European Champion Gaspic took the only race of the day.... [more]
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Finn World Masters day four - A double win and the lead extends
Robert Deaves,
The Finn World Masters in Split, Croatia saw a sharp contrast to previous days today as there was finally some solid wind. Following two tough races with a 'Jugo' blowing up to 20 knots, Michael Maier (CZE) took a commanding lead after two emphatic race wins. Marco Buglielli (ITA) holds onto second place while defending champion Andre Budzien (GER) moves up to third.... [more]
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Marlow One Design Championship - Excellent line-up for 2010
Marlow One Design,
The Marlow One Design Caribbean Keel Boat Championship, June 19th & 20th has once again attracted an excellent line up of Caribbean sailors which will continue to reinforce its position as the leading one design regatta for regional sailors.... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week – Magnifica Capri!
Regattanews.com,
Rolex Capri Sailing Week update: Faraglioni is considered to be one of the most natural wonders in all of Italy. Today, the competitors taking part in Rolex Capri Sailing Week were treated to a close encounter with the rock formations that are famous throughout the world.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Sweden and New Zealand are tied at La Maddalena
Louis Vuitton Media and Sail-World,
Emirates Team New Zealand won two races today at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena, Sardinia (ITA) to end the day first equal on points with Sweden's Artemis, each with four wins and a single loss from their five races sailed to date.Crews in the ten international teams spent another long day on the water with the first race starting soon after 0900 and the last not finishing until 1730.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Guichard on top
Kate Jennings,
Extreme Sailing Series Europe 2010: This afternoon, the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series began in Sète, France. Eight teams competed in today's three races, which took place in some medium Mediterranean conditions, which proved particularly unstable both in terms of direction and strength.... [more]
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Green Light for ICAP Leopard
Alex Mills,
ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Helical Bar PLC chief executive Mike Slade, today announced the required weather window for her record attempt has finally arrived. She will leave New York on Saturday 29th May in her bid to become the fastest monohulled sailing vessel ever to cross the Atlantic.... [more]
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Newport-Ensenada – 2011 edition to be held early next year
Rich Roberts,
Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race 2011 is scheduled for the weekend of Friday, April 15, through Sunday, April 17. That will be one of the earliest dates ever for the event that launched the tradition of sailboat races from Southern California to Mexico following World War II.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 10: Tactics and the Bermuda Triangle
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Race 10 – Jamaica to New York Update: The race viewer today has revealed the tactical decision made by each of the ten teams as they make their way past the Bahamas and out into open ocean.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race – Loick Peyron to be onboard Virbac-Paprec 3
Virbac-Paprec Sailing Team,
Barcelona World Race Update: This will not be their first time together! They won the Transat Jacques Vabre 2005 on board Virbac-Paprec 1 and they imagined and built two high-performing sister-ships (Paprec-Virbac 2 and Gitana Eighty). Jean-Pierre Dick and Loïck Peyron will team up for the Barcelona World Race on board Virbac-Paprec 3 (start 31 December 2010) and defend the title won in 2007.... [more]
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ICSA Women's National Championship 2010 - No breeze, no racing
Jan Harley,
ICSA Women's National Championship 2010 day two and again the breeze failed to co-operate, resulting in no racing for the day.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Zach Railey second after day one
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta Finn class update after day one. Zach Railey (USA) who skipped the Europeans because of other commitments went on to win the windier race two of the day and holds second place on the leaderboard behind Rafael Trujillo (ESP) after three races have been completed.... [more]
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Finn World Masters day three - New leader after evening race
Robert Deaves,
Finn World Masters day three and the 167 sailors were held ashore until 17:00 as the breeze failed to materialise. The business of the day started with the annual Masters meeting with the principal job being deciding future championship venues. The meeting voted to make the UK the centre of Finn sailing in 2012.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Shifty breeze and tactical racing
Corrine McKenzie,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010 in Medemblik, the fifth event in the Sailing Word cup and on the opening day, the shifty but increasing breeze provided for tactical racing.... [more]
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U.S. Multihull Championship action heats up
Jake Fish,
U.S. Multihull Championship. Similar to Monday, sailing conditions were ideal today for the 20 teams competing for this year's Hobie Alter Trophy. Winds ranged from 10 to 14 knots with light chop on Galveston Bay.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Artemis in control at La Maddalena
Louis Vuitton and WSTA Media and Sail-World,
The Swedish team Artemis, skippered by Paul Cayard and steered by Terry Hutchinson, won another race at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena today to preserve an unbroken record of four wins and no losses. Their nearest competition after five days of competition between ten international teams is the French/German All4One. They have three points but with six races sailed, they also have three... [more]
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RC44 Championship Tour – Next stop, Copenhagen
MaxComm Communications,
RC44 Championship Tour is about to discover a new venue for the third stage of its Championship Tour 2010 Copenhagen will host the third regatta of the RC 44 Championship Tour 2010 on June 8–13. Organised by the Royal Danish Yacht Club, the event will bring together ten RC 44 one-designs for a week of fleet and match racing.... [more]
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