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 21 Jul 2010

News from the UK and beyond

Welcome to this week's Sail-World.com UK newsletter.

We have lots of dinghy sailing news. Ben Ainslie is to venture back into the Finn, we have news from the ISAF Youth World Championships, the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta is underway and the 470 Worlds have just concluded. Read how the British sailors fared. Cork Week concluded and there was an all British podium at the Laser 4000 Europeans.

Internationally, another event on the Audi MedCup Circuit is underway, the Extreme 40 World Championship has come and gone, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race concluded and the SB3 Worlds are underway.

We hope you enjoy our newsletter.


Ben Ainslie and the University of the America's Cup
Ben Ainslie,
Team Origin and the America's Cup update comes from triple Olympic Gold Medallist and Britain's Team Origin skipper Ben Ainslie.... [more]
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Vixen sets sail to retrace Uffa Fox's historic Scandinavian Adventure
Olle Appelberg,
Vixen - Luke Yeats, Jack Gifford and Will Shepherd will be sharing one berth, so they aren't counting on much sleep. When leaving Cowes they were accompanied by Uffa Fox' 22 sq m Vigilant, the yacht that he sailed to Sweden with 80 years ago.... [more]
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GP14s - Midland Bell Series at Banbury SC
Banbury SC,
Banbury SC held its GP14 open meeting on Sunday 18 July. There were 19 boats on the water, 12 of those visitors, representing 10 different midlands clubs. For the first time in many years the Banbury boats were outnumbered!... [more]
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John Merricks Sailing Trust - Charity Cricket Challenge raises £1,055
Mike Gerber,
On Sunday 18th July, Hamble village pubs The Bugle, King & Queen, The Victory and Ye Olde Whyte Harte all fielded teams for the coveted Bugle Charity Cricket Challenge Cup. The annual contest is organised by The Bugle in order to raise money for the John Merricks Sailing Trust, a charity that offers financial assistance to support youth sailing across the UK.... [more]
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Leading sparmakers Southern Spars and Nordic Mast to merge
Southern Spars and Sail-World,
The Directors and Shareholders of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars have announced the merger of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars. The merger will create a combined entity with over 350 staff that will be better equipped to compete on the world stage, supplying a comprehensive range of high quality carbon fibre masts, booms and carbon rigging to meet the demands of all market sectors. Taki... [more]
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Flying 15 Nationals Days 2 and 3 -Win to Goacher and Evans
Flying 15 Class Association,
Flying 15 UK National Championship - Steve Goacher and Phil Evans win the Nationals with a day to spare after a third and second place.... [more]
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F16 Euro Challenge – Race Update Day 2
Darren Bundock,
F16 Euro Challenge – Race Update Day 2... [more]
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SB3 World Championships - Burlton clings to lead
Katie Ashworth,
Volvo Laser SB3 World Championship, with freshly split fleets, took to the water at lunchtime for races 4, 5 and 6 of the Championship. The wind arrived from the south, as per schedule.... [more]
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America's Cup Video Competition- three selected as early winners
Tim Jeffery,
34th America's Cup Video Competition early entry has closed with three winning videos selected from 10 excellent finalists.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Audi A1 reign supreme on Practice Day
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit practice day, update: TeamOrigin lead on the water from gun to gun chased by Emirates Team New Zealand but both chose to hook the wrong way round the finish line leaving the finish gun to AudiA1 powered by All4One.... [more]
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Supplying the boats from optimist sailor to Olympic champion
ISAF World Sailing,
ISAF Youth World Championship equipment of choice, the 420 class celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The 420 was at the very first Championship, held at Angelholm, Sweden in 1971 and has been at almost all championships since including this year in Istanbul.... [more]
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British Keelboat Academy squad selections - Applications open for 2011
Ellie Williamson / RYA,
RYA and UKSA have announced their commitment to extend the British Keelboat Academy partnership beyond 2010 as applications open for 2011's squad selection trials which will take place in September.... [more]
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RS200 GUL Grand Prix - Probably the best event of the last few years
Debbie Darling,
RS200 Gul Grand Prix sailors arrived at Exe SC over 17-18 July 2010 and experienced – and this seems to be said every report, but its true! – Probably the best event of the last few years. Those missing the event, mainly because they had gone early to Garda for either holiday time or sb3 worlds, definitely made a mistake because I'm sure Exe had better conditions than out there.... [more]
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Cowes Week – Star-studded entry list for Artemis Challenge
Camilla Green,
The Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week, the annual IMOCA 60 sprint round the Isle of Wight, has this year attracted an impressive line up of entries from across Europe. Accompanied by celebrity guests, some of the biggest names in ocean racing will battle it out in a high adrenaline 50 mile race round the island, competing for a £10,000 charity prize fund.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta – Day two cancelled
Justin Chisholm,
British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta skippers and crews were greeted by millpond conditions out on the Solent on day two. With little prospect in the forecasts of sufficient breeze for sensible racing, Principal Race Officer Tony Lovell made the difficult decision to abandon racing for the day.... [more]
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Customs Form C1331 notification process resolved
Louise Nicholls / RYA,
In response to pressure from the RYA, the UK Border Agency has revised the notification process for the submission of Customs Form C1331 to a more practical level.... [more]
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RS400 Gul Grand Prix - 400s receive a warm welcome at Felixstowe
Tiffany Willcox,
RS400 Gul Grand Prix's sixth event saw the 400's visit Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club on the 17th & 18th July. The forecast was for a breezy event, which seemed to deter some of the boats heading off to Garda the following week. Twelve boats did however compete in this fantastic event.... [more]
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Cadets at Parkstone Open - Excellent racing
UK Cadet Class Association,
Cadets Parkstone Open saw 20 travellers from Draycote Water, Exe, Frensham Pond, Royal Lymington, Royal Torbay, Salcombe and South Cerney join eight local teams.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour announces latest TV schedule
Media WMRT,
ISAF World Match Racing Tour - If you haven't been lucky enough to see the teams in action, we have all the details of where you can watch exclusive footage in the highlights programmes, news shows and of course live action at future events on TV channels around the world.... [more]
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Images from Cowes: British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta
Mark Lloyd,
Mark Lloyd presents a beautiful gallery of images from the opening day of the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta racing in idyllic conditions on the Solent.... [more]
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Cadets at Thorpe Bay - Open report
Howard Warrington,
Cadets at Thorpe Bay. Open Report from the 10th and 11th July 2010. Various clashes with other events and with some boats already on their way to Poland for the World Championships reduced the anticipated turn out we had hoped for but we still mustered 14 boats with five from Thorpe Bay and visitors from Stone, Fishers Green and Royal Burnham.... [more]
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America's Cup in San Francisco a $1.4 billion anchor
SF Chronicle,
America's Cup could increase Bay Area's economy by $1.4 billion! Sailing may not be as popular as football in this country, but hosting the world's premier regatta would pack at least three times the economic punch for San Francisco as a Super Bowl.... [more]
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Fireballs Leinster Championships - Hat trick for Butler and McCarthy
Fireball Sailing,
Leinster Championships, which were exceptionally well hosted and managed on the water by Howth Yacht Club this past weekend, was won by Noel Butler and Shane McCarthy as picked up their third regatta win of the Irish Fireball season.... [more]
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Classic Regatta 2010 day one - Mediterranean sailing
Justin Chisholm,
British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta 2010 competitors were treated to sailing conditions more akin to the Mediterranean than the Solent during day one racing. Some early cloud cover this morning quickly burnt away to reveal clear blue skies and by the time the fifty-two boat fleet reached the start line an idyllic ten to twelve knots breeze had developed across the entire racecourse.... [more]
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F16 Euro Challenge 2010 - Dutch lead Australian crew
Race Update - F16 Euro Challenge 2010... [more]
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International 14 Prince of Wales Series - Win to Pink and McGrane
Ian Roman,
International 14 Prince of Wales Series - After two days lost due to too much wind and the PoW race yesterday, the series races for the International 14's were reduced to three short races on Sunday in Hayling Bay. After a delay for a broken down rescue boat the fleet set out into 18kts of wind and a typical Hayling Bay chop, though there were fewer big waves than the day before.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships 2010 - Burlton leads on a perfect day
Katie Ashworth,
Volvo SB3 World Championships 2010 racing went underway today at Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy. Three races were scheduled on two race courses, Course Alfa 'Torbole' (yell0w) and Course Bravo 'Riva' (blue).... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Warming up in Barcelona
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit, Barcelona: From the Vieux Port to the Port Vell, from the Mistral to the Garbi, exactly one month after the 2010 Audi MedCup finished in Marseille, racing begins tomorrow off Barcelona where the atmosphere around the Audi MedCup Circuit village is a mix of great excitement and building anticipation.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie to compete in Finn at Sail for Gold regatta
Ben Ainslie,
Ben Ainslie: Last week I spent sometime sailing the Finn in Lymington, it was hard work and the body suffered a bit, however it has enabled me to get enough training in to be able to confirm I'll be competing at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy 9-14 August 2010.... [more]
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Cowes Week – Sailing rocks at Extreme Sailing Series
Extreme Sailng Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series renowned for delivering sailing action direct to the public will bring together top racing and music entertainment in a great line-up for the UK round at Cowes Week.... [more]
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RS Tera earns RYA Recognised Junior Class status
Martin Wadhams,
The RYA has awarded the RS Tera Recognised Junior Class status in the UK deeming this exciting, modern class well placed to enable young sailors to progress their sailing and racing skills on the way to a lifetime in the sport. The RYA will now help support the Class in moving forward their training to provide more opportunities for junior sailing progression.... [more]
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Cowes Radio celebrates 25 years - The Heart of the Regatta
Trish Jenkins,
Cowes Radio, the longest running Special Event Radio Station in the UK, is an award winning and integral part of Cowes Week and celebrates its 25th birthday during the forthcoming July 31st to August 7th 2010 regatta.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race 2011 is taking shape!
Kate Jennings,
Normandy Channel Race 2011 organisation is underway following a first running of the event back in May, which was relished by all those involved.... [more]
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Brest Classic Week 2010 - A successful first edition!
Brest Classic Week's first edition came to a close this afternoon. During this final day, the 40 crews competed in a coastal course, spanning a dozen or so miles, in a 10 to 12 knot SW'ly breeze. Ultimately, Dione, a newcomer to the Classic Yacht circuit, emerged as the winner in the overall ranking in Class A, while the young crew of Bim Bam from Brest took victory in Class B.... [more]
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Mundial 40' Gijon 2010 – British titleholder to double the lead
Veronique Largeau,
Mundial 40' Gijon is set to run from the 22nd to the 25th of July 2010. In a week Gijon (Asturias, Spain) will be the Class40 meeting point with the yearly Class40 World Championship. After Tanguy De Lamotte for the 2008 Championship on Novedia – S.E.T. Environnement (Rogers design), Ned Collier-Wakefield is the 2009 titleholder on Concise.... [more]
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Flying 15 Nationals at Parkstone YC - Day 1
Flying 15 GBR,
Great sea sailing in Poole bay in sunshine and a glorious 3-5 breeze meant the Nationals started in style. Mike Hart and Richard Riff lead the regatta.... [more]
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Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week - Day one images from Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week - Carlo Borlenghi provides day one images... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing World Championship –Closing ceremony marks the end
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship officially came to an end with the Closing Ceremony held at the poolside of the Sheraton Hotel in Istanbul. Over the past week close to 350 sailors representing 59 nations have battled for the eight Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship titles at the 40th edition of the Youth Worlds.... [more]
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Tour de France à la Voile: bye bye Atlantic
Effets Mer,
Mummaduck, the amateur Dutch boat, did win the last regatta in the Atlantic right in front the overall leader Nouvelle-Caledonie. Now the boats are being trailed on the road to the Med.... [more]
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Wind turbine at Weymouth blown over by gales
Dorset Echo,
A Sailing Academy wind turbine has been blown down – by the wind.... [more]
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More Images from the 470 Worlds: GBR and NED by Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon,
Top international photographer, Richard Langdon (GBR) is at the 470 World Championships at the Hague, Netherlands and provided this second gallery of images of GBR and NED competitors.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship 2010 - a thrilling finale
Extreme 40 Worlds,
Extreme 40 fleets were pushed to their limits in an exhilarating finale to the first ever World Championship. With winds gusting up to 20 knots blowing through the bay at Portoroz, Slovenia, the fleet proved exactly why these boats are called 'Extreme'.... [more]
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British 470 crews positive after Worlds display
Lindsey Bell,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships top 470 sailors from Britain remained in positive moods at the close of the Delta Lloyd 470, which concluded in The Hague on Sunday (18 July) with a fourth for Nic Asher and Elliot Willis, and a fifth place for Sarah Ayton and Saskia Clark at their first World Championship together.... [more]
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Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Champion is Luca Lalli
Joy Dunigan,
Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series 2010 Champion is Luca Lalli, aboard his B-Lin Sailing Melges 32, with tactician Lorenzo Bressani and crew of Federico Michetti, Flavio Favini, Carlo Zermini, Luca Faravelli, Stefano Nicolussi and Lorenzo Del Rio. He also delivered an astounding last day performance to win the Malcesine edition of the four-part series.... [more]
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Berkhout enters the record books with fifth 470 World Championship win
James Boyd,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship - Mother nature played ball for the last day of the Championship taking place in The Hague, with brilliant sunshine and a 12 knot southwesterly breeze for the Men's and Women's medal races, held directly off the beach at the Hague.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12 offshore entente-cordiale signed for Class40
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 organisers are pleased to announce a formal partnership with French race organisers, Sirius Evènements, and their double-handed Class40 Normandy Channel Race 2011. In an agreement that exemplifies the bond within the Class40 Association, its skippers and the association's events, the Normandy Channel Race will provide an opportunity for GOR entries.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta 2010 fleet in Cowes
Justin Chisholm,
British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta 2010 majority has assembled in Cowes Yacht Haven ahead of the scheduled start of racing on Monday 19th July.... [more]
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Match Race decides 2010 Womens World 470 Championship
The first race, for the Mens title had already been decided ahead of the Medal Race. However that was not the case with the Women and only a single point separated the two top crews The New Zealand crew of Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie led the regatta with 23pts. Their lowest score, save for a broken halyard in race 6, was a fourth and they were able to discard the did not finish score.... [more]
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World 470 Championships: Live Coverage of the Medal races
Live coverage of the Medal Races in the 2010 470 World Championships can be seen on Sail-World.Com. Medal races for the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship are to take place Sunday directly off the beach at the Hague. The warning signal for the Men's medal races will be at 1355 local time followed an hour later by the Women.... [more]
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Steve White to set sail Around the World non-stop and the wrong way
Andi Robertson,
Steve White has announced his intention to break the current world record for circumnavigating single-handed, non-stop the 'wrong way'. Taking place this winter, the attempt will mark the 40th anniversary of the original record set by Sir Chay Blyth (CBE BEM) on ‘British Steel', who embarked on the epic journey described by The Times in 1970 as the ‘Impossible Voyage'.... [more]
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Bayview Mackinac Race - 206 boats - Beau Geste leads big boats
Mackinac Race,
A total of 206 sailboats in 20 classes raced in the 2010 Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race that started under blue skies and a light 12 knot breeze and ended with a rainstorm and 20-knot gusts on Saturday in Lake Huron.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship - Day 4 action and video
Emily Caroe,
Extreme 40 World Championship continues. Taking each team's fifth man spot for one of the races were Slovenia's ambassadors to Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Japan. Each got first hand experience of racing the high-performance Extreme 40 catamarans alongside some of the best sailors in the world.... [more]
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Images from Prince of Wales Cup - The Flying Fourteens
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman, presents a gallery of images from the Prince of Wales Cup sailed at Hayling Island Sailing Club. The Int 14 websites reports: After a frustrating first day on Thursday when gale force winds kept the fleet ashore the 14 fleet hoped that Friday would bring better conditions for the PoW race, the historic event was sailed on Saturday, two days late.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships preview
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships begins on Monday 19th July and runs until Friday 23rd July. 108 entries represent 16 nations. One practice race is scheduled for Sunday [tomorrow] at 1500 hrs leaving enough time for final preparations and those arriving late to switch into World Championship race mode in the morning.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Fantastic finale
Zoe Williamson,
A spectacular welcome greeted the crews of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race as they arrived back in Hull. Crossing the finish line overnight at the end of the 14th and final stage of the Clipper 09-10 Race, the Irish entry, Cork, claimed the maximum ten points for securing their second first place of their campaign.... [more]
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Laser 4000 European Championship - All British podium
Fraglia Vela Riva,
Laser 4000 European Championship concluded today with eleven good, fast and clean races.... [more]
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470 Worlds - Belcher and Page the 2010 World Champions
James Boyd,
A return to World Cup fever overcame the British camp today at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship, when after the opening race in the Men's fleet 23 year old Skandia Team GBR crew Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell moved into the lead position with double world champions Nic Asher and Elliot Willis second. This was the first time at this regatta that the Australians Matt Belcher and Malcolm Page... [more]
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470 World Championships - rudder failure ends medal hopes for Britain
Lindsey Bell,
There was drama for leading British sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell on the penultimate day of the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships in the Netherlands on Saturday (17 July), when a rudder breakage ended their hopes of a second consecutive Worlds medal.... [more]
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