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 17 Nov 2010
 


Chandlers free, AC, ISAF conference, Perth and the latest sailing news

Welcome to Sail-World.com UK newsletter.

The big news is the release, after 388 days in captivity, of British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler.

Ben Ainslie is back in the Finn at the Perth International Regatta and lies seventh after day 1 of the event.

Great coverage of this week's America's Cup happenings and be sure to look at our latest offering, Sail-World's selection of Videos of the Week.

For some their Route du Rhum journey has ended, others are still at sea. Franck Cammas' giant multihull Groupama 3 crossed the line ahead of the fleet, while Roland Jourdain onboard Veolia Environnement is the IMOCA 60 and overall winner. Jourdain has made history as the only skipper to win the event twice.

The Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai regatta got off to a bang - literally - and the Velux 5 Oceans skippers are finishing the first leg of the race with US Skipper Brad Van Liew taking the honours.

The ISAF conference has concluded and you can read all about it on Sail-World.com

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Perth International Regatta - Ainslie tackles challenging conditions
benainslie.com,
The first race day of the Perth International Regatta saw challenging conditions until the sea breeze filled in. Ben Ainslie lies seventh after day 1.... [more]
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ISAF Conference: Gender balance skewed with 2016 Event selection
Richard Gladwell,
The International Sailing Federation's Events Committee have effectively skewed the gender balance in Olympic sailing, with its choices of Event for the 2016 Olympic Regatta, which were selected at its meeting in Athens on Wednesday. The reason for the imbalance is the selection of two Mixed classes (one male and one female sailor), when previously this type of Event has not been used in the O... [more]
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America's Cup: Dean Barker on The Last Waltz and ETNZ's Future
Richard Gladwell,
In Dubai for the start of the final ever round in the Louis Vuitton Trophy series, Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, spoke to Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Dean Barker on the end of an era of more than ten years sailing the America's Cup monohull; his recent experiences in the Extreme 40's; and his thoughts on the 34th America's Cup and Emirates Team New Zealand's situation regard tha... [more]
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America's Cup: Regatta Director Iain Murray reflects at Portside
Richard Gladwell,
One of the icons of Australian sailing Iain Murray, in his new capacity as Regatta Director for the ACWS and America's Cup events was in Auckland to check out progress on the first of the AC45's in Warkworth about 40 minutes drive north of Auckland. Here he reviews the progress made on the boat and regatta side of the 34th America's Cup... [more]
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Sailing Videos of the Week - the Sail-World selection - the latest
The Sail-World Team,
More and more great sailing video footage is turning up online. For your enjoyment Sail-World is going to bring you a mixture of the latests and greatest and some historic footage each week. If you'd like to make sure everyone sees the best old stuff, give us your feedback.... [more]
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ISAF Olympic fallout - From the Star Class
ISCYRA,
ISAF - The Star class fully supports the ISAF decision-making process and the eventual outcome. We understand and appreciate many of the challenges ISAF faces in making our sport more attractive to the media and we believe the Star can make unique and valuable contributions in this area.... [more]
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ISAF Olympic Fallout - From the Kiteboard Association
IKA,
We surely made a huge step forward at this year's ISAF annual conference with regards to kiteboarding's participation in the 2016 Olympic Games, however at the moment there are only 2 medals available for 4 possible board sport event which up till now only allow for a limited number of choices.... [more]
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SailTV: Louis Vuitton Trophy: Live and Replay
Sail-World,
See live and replay coverage of the final ever event in the Louis Vuitton Trophy sailed at Dubai, UAE. The event is now being covered with video and we expect to see some spectacular images. Live and replay coverage of other major sailing events, is also available from the same menu, along with the Louis Vuitton Trophy replays.... [more]
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Jim O'Toole, CEO of World Match Racing Tour, talks to Valencia Sailing
ValenciaSailing.com,
One month ago, the World Match Racing Tour held a press conference in London where they made a number of announcements concerning the future of the world's premiere professional sailing circuit that set the basic strategy for the ISAF World Match Racing Championship. Valencia Sailing talked to Jim O'Toole, CEO of the WMRT, about the main points of the Tour's future. According to O'Toole, the st... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Spithill unbeaten
Louis Vuitton Trophy,
James Spithill, the youngest skipper to win the America's Cup, continued an unbroken record today as his BMW Oracle Racing team posted two more victories in close match racing. Spithill was merciless in his opening match against Italian Francesco Bruni steering Synergy Russian Sailing. Spithill waited until the last minute of the pre-start before swooping in to attack.... [more]
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Lewmar launches new products for 2011 at METS
MarineBusiness-World.com,
An impressive array of new products from Lewmar are being launched at METS 2010. You can look at the full PDF right here.... [more]
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29er Training at Grafham Water Sailing Club
Robert Loveridge,
29er Training at Grafham Water Sailing Club - On the sixth/7th of November 2010, 16 boats participated in 29er Open Training. These 16 boats consisted of many combinations of ages, experience and ability and everyone got well tailored training specifically for them as well as the general group exercises.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Stanmore-Major pays credit to Van Liew
Velux 5 Oceans,
British skipper Chris Stanmore-Major described his American rival Brad Van Liew's win in the first leg of the Velux 5 Oceans as a 'masterclass' in solo sailing. 'It's a bit demoralising when Brad gets in and you realise just how far ahead he has been,' Chris said this morning.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Wildcard Hansen thinks Ainslie should win World title
WMRT,
Hansen, who has a strong record at the Monsoon Cup having twice finished on the podium, is relishing the chance of getting back to Kuala Terengganu and signing off his season with a strong performance. Hansen said 'I actually think Ben [Ainslie] will win, he's in good form.'... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - New trophy unveiled
Sophie Luther,
Volvo Ocean Race - The spectacular new trophy was unveiled in Race Headquarters, Alicante this evening, in front of representatives from all 10 host ports, the racing teams, local authorities and race sponsors. This event crowns the first night of the Volvo Ocean Race Conference for the 2011 – 12 edition.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Gutek expected in Cape Town tomorrow
Velux 5 Oceans,
Polish ocean racer Zbigniew Gutkowski is set to claim second place in the first leg of the VELUX 5 OCEANS solo round the world race. The 36-year-old, known as Gutek, is expected to cross the finish line off Cape Town tomorrow (Wednesday November 17).... [more]
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Route du Rhum - Class 40 finale
Gaia Corett,
Here come the roaring 40's for a fitting Rhum finale! Notable finishes last night included Michel Desjoyeaux (Foncia) and Arnaud Boissières (Akena Vérandas), the two IMOCA Open 60 skippers who chose the southerly routing option.... [more]
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Carlos Aguilar Match Race - Skipper change
Carlos Aguilar Match Race,
Carlos Aguilar Match Race - Poland's Marek Stanczyk will replace New Zealand's Gavin Brady in the Open Division at the Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR). Presented by Ulysse Nardin/Trident Jewels & Time, the CAMR, an Official World Tour Qualifier (WTQ) for the 2011 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), is set for December 2-5, 2010.... [more]
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Royal Southern Yacht Club - Glittering prizes surprise and delight
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Royal Southern Yacht Club - A glittering array of superb silver and glassware was handed out to some surprised and delighted recipients at the Royal Southern Yacht Club's annual Prizegiving ceremony held on Saturday, 13th November.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta – Day one challenging conditions
Richard Palfreyman,
Perth International Regatta's first day of racing – the test event for next year's Perth 2011 Sailing World Championships - provided the Men's Full Rig Laser sailors with challenging conditions until the sea breeze filled in for the second race.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Steady start for GBR
Lindsey Bell,
Perth International Regatta's first day saw its share of challenging racing with sailors experiencing both the offshore and sea breeze conditions that the 2011 World Championship venue has to offer.... [more]
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Garmin Hamble Winter Sries Week 5
Garmin Hamble Winter Series,
A cold calm morning marked the restart of the 2010 Garmin Hamble Winter Series with a two-hour wait for racing to get underway. This long postponement was broken at its halfway point by two guns, these marking either end of the two-minute silence to observe Remembrance Sunday.... [more]
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What's Next from McConaghys?
Blue Robinson,
December 2010 will also see the completion of the first Harry Dunning designed McConaghy 38 OD at McConaghy's Zhuhai facility in China, before being shipped to Sydney in January, in readiness for test sails and racing during the 2011 Australian summer. Jono Morris and his team at McConaghy's have high praise for the McConaghy 38 OD.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Videos of the week
Velux 5 Oceans,
The Sail-World team brings you the latest videos from the Velux 5 Oceans race. The skippers are sharing the action with you via a dedicated on board camera system that enables broadcast and web feeds from anywhere at sea.... [more]
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Images from Dubai: Sailing in the Sunset
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top international photographer, Juerg Kaufmann is on site in Dubai, UAE, for the final edition of the Louis Vuitton Trophy. At the end of the first day, racing continued well into the sunset providing these spectacular images.... [more]
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ISAF's Annual Conference - Multihull 2016 update from Paul Pascoe
Paul Pascoe,
Paul Pascoe reflects on the International Sailing Federation's Annual Conference in Athens, Greece. Pascoe led the multihull representatives as chairman of the Multihull Commission. 'The following is not an official report from the ISAF Multihull Commission, but an unofficial account including a number of personal opinions on the subject of multihulls and the process of getting them back into the... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - British sailors face Australian test
Lindsey Bell,
Perth International Regatta - Triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie returns to Finn class action at the Perth International Regatta, which gets underway off the shores of Fremantle on Tuesday (16 November).... [more]
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Skandia Team GBR seeks new coach
RYA,
Skandia Team GBR is looking to contract a new coach to work with the 470 Women's Development Squad.... [more]
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Bids for IODA Championships 2012
IODA,
IODA Championships 2012 - Members can make a thorough evaluation of each bid during the Worlds in Malaysia. Presentations for the World Championships will be given on the afternoon of January 3rd 2011. For the Continental Championships, the presentations will be made during the appropriate Continental meeting - details of provisional meeting times can be found on the IODA website.... [more]
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International Optimist Meeting of Pescanova
IODA,
International Meeting of Pescanova - 278 sailors from 7 countries gathered in Vigo, on the North West of Spain, to sail the International Meeting of Pescanova. This event marked the end of the Semana Caixanova del Atlántico, a multi-cass big regatta. In this edition, the championship was attended by sailors from 12 countries and the number of competing boats reached nearly a thousand.... [more]
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Kiteboarding and the Olympics - lets start some creative thinking !
Markus Schwendtner,
We surely made a huge step forward at this years ISAF annual conference with regards to kiteboardings participation in the 2016 Olympic Games, however at the moment there are only 2 medals available for 4 possible board sport event which up till now only allow for a limited number of choices...... [more]
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Paul and Rachel Chandler released after 388 days
Cruising Association,
Throughout Paul and Rachel's ordeal the Association has kept in close touch with representatives of their families. Soon after Paul and Rachel's capture we were advised that publicity would only encourage hostage-takers to believe their ransom demands would be met and that it would delay Paul and Rachel's release.... [more]
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Crosby Sailing Club's Winter Winds Series - Week 3
Crosby SC,
The third weekend of Crosby Sailing Club's Winter Winds series saw a slight increase in the number of competitors, and a large increase in the wind strength... [more]
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Hydroptère.ch - 'Flying boat' dips its wings in Lake Geneva
Simon Bradley,
Hydroptère.ch - A revolutionary Franco-Swiss 'flying yacht' project that aims to smash the round-the-world sailing record has started testing on Lake Geneva.... [more]
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Mission Worldrule - ORC and IRC start cooperation!
Hans Genthe,
At the hanseboot panel discussion 'Meet the Experts' on Wednesday, 3.11.2010, Wolfgang Schäfer was visibly proud to announce the cooperation of ORC and IRC to use the best of both systems for a standardised global formula. Volker Andrae, chairman of the GER-OO, Eckard von der Mosel, race manager of Kiel Week, ORC vice president Wolfgang Schäfer, Uwe Wenzel, RVS, germany, were debating.... [more]
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America's Cup: Valencia's Mayor unhappy over missing venue choice
Stuart Alexander and Las Provincias,
A long and painful complaint has been lodged by Valencia over the selection of the venue for the 2013 America's Cup. According to a local newspaper, Las Provincias, the mayor of Valencia, Rita Barberá, has reprimanded BMW Oracle, for failing in what she sees as a commitment to hold the next, America's Cup 34, in Valencia.... [more]
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RS Tera National Squad first training event
Zoe Handley,
RS Tera National Squad first training weekend for the Tera Pro and Sport sail national squads took place at a chilly but clear Datchett SC. The squads were joined by Hannah Mills and Dan Alldis who will be working with them throughout the squad training year.... [more]
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ISAF Annual Conference - Decision day
ISAF,
ISAF Annual Conference - It was a big decision making day at the 2010 ISAF Annual Conference in Athens as the Council voted on the some of the key decisions in the sport.... [more]
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ISAF Annual Conference 2010 comes to a close
ISAF,
ISAF - The Council of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) concluded their meeting in Athens, Greece, today with the final decisions made at this year's ISAF Annual Conference.... [more]
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OnBoard officers presented dedication awards by Sir Keith Mills
Susie Nation-Grainger,
RYA - The outstanding achievement and dedication of three of the RYA's OnBoard Development Officers (ODO's) who work to introduce youngsters to sailing and windsurfing, was acknowledged this week (10 November) at the Annual OnBoard Conference dinner held at the Rose Bowl, Southampton.... [more]
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Lark Open Meeting at Fishers Green Sailing Club
Daniel Watson,
The first ever Lark Open Meeting at Fishers Green Sailing Club was attended by the more senior Lark sailors making up a fleet of 12 boats.... [more]
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Lark Youth Championships at Fishers Green SC
Daniel Watson,
2010 Brookbank Sailing Lark Youth Championships took place on the 30th October at Fishers Green Sailing Club. Many competitive cadet sailors entered along with visitors from South Staffs, Burnham and as far away as Penzance.... [more]
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Coniston Records Week results
Coniston Records Week,
Coniston Records Week results - The annual Lake District event, moved from its traditional venue of Lake Windermere after the imposition of a 10mph speed limit there in April, was a huge success with a wealth of new world and national records set.... [more]
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Ronstan investing in Australian manufacturing
Brendan Maxwell,
While around the world manufacturing is moving from the major industrial countries to Asia, one of the world leaders in the marine industry Ronstan, one of the largest sailing and architectural hardware manufacturers in the world, is in fact expanding manufacturing operations on its home turf.... [more]
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49ers - theatre style in Perth
Jerelyn Beihl,
The International 49er class will be performing a second test of 'Theatre Style' racing in Perth, Australia on November 14th.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Minoprio dismisses rivals Williams and Mirsky
WMRT,
Current ISAF Match Racing World Champion, Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing believes Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar and Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team pose no threat to his quest to win this year's Championship.... [more]
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RYA - New chief cruising instructor joins
RYA,
RYA is delighted to announce that Craig Burton has joined the RYA Training department as Chief Cruising Instructor.... [more]
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Images from the 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year
Kurt Arrigo and Rolex,
ISAF and Rolex announced that the male and female winners of the 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are: Blanca Manchón (ESP) and Tom Slingsby (AUS). Rolex presents the following gallery of images from the glittering evening... [more]
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Sail Sydney early entries close Friday 12th November
Daniel Williams,
Get your entry in today and take advantage of the early entry fee as early entries close at 1700hrs on Friday 12th November 2010. Classified by ISAF as a Grade 1 event, Sail Sydney is not to be missed. Sail Sydney is a great event to test your speed, tactics and technique before heading to Sail Melbourne for the World Cup.... [more]
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Lewmar - the turn around Pt.I
John Curnow,
When you are one of the world's best known brands in boating, its tough to stay at the front of the game. Lewmar is a leisure marine equipment supplier that designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of products, including anchors, winches, windlasses, hatches, hardware, rigging, steering and thrusters.... [more]
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National 12 Inlands at Northampton SC
John Meadowcroft,
National 12 Inlands - Having been cancelled when originally scheduled at Grafham Water during September due to Killer Shrimps, the N12 Inlands were finally held at Northampton SC on 6-7 November and were also the final event in the 2010 GILL Series.... [more]
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RS Feva South East Class Squad launched
Debbie Darling,
RS Feva Class - The UK RS Feva Class Association are pleased to announce the launch of a new class squad training program based in the London area. The South East Class Squad will run over 5 weekends with the first SECS weekend on December 11/12. Sailors can book by the weekend or for the whole squad program.... [more]
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ISAF Athens - Multihull back on the Olympic path
Roland Gaebler,
ISAF Athens - Dear Sailing Friends, we made the first step for a comeback of the Multihull. As a Mixed Olympic Discipline. We got 84% positive votes in the ISAF Events Committee. This is sensational and far ahead of all other classes (Finn, Match race women, Star, 470 mixed, 470 men) which were in our voting group for the last four Olympic slots for 2016.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: ISAF Events Committee falls into its Heffalump Trap
Richard Gladwell,
ISAF's Events' Committee seems to have fallen into its own Heffalump Trap after conducting two key votes at the ISAF annual Conference in Athens. The trap was inadvertently set by the ISAF's own Executive Committee in the form of two submissions which prescribed two votes to be undertaken, first by the Events Committee and then by the ISAF Council.... [more]
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