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 31 May 2011
 


Extreme 40 crash video, Gold to Wright and more sailing news

Welcome to our latest edition of Sail-World.com's UK newsletter.

Fast and furious action this week as the Extreme 40s completed Act 3 in Istanbul. These flying machines push their crews to the limit and the crash between Team Extreme and Alinghi was spectacular. Sail-World.com has the video plus all the latest news from the event which was won by Artemis Racing.


Artemis Racing. - Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 Istanbul  Lloyd Images ©

Competition at the Delta Lloyd Regatta was fierce with many Olympic hopefuls from around the globe competing in Holland. Congratulations to Ed Wright for claiming Finn Gold.

Match Race Germany was sailed on Lake Constance with Francesco Bruni and his Bruni Racing crew claiming their first title on the World Match Racing Tour.

Chris Stanmore Major completed the Velux 5 Oceans, possibly the toughest solo race around the world, placing second in sprint five.

The Access Class European Championships on Lake Garda have finished for another year with Alex Hovden and Kate Mannerings (GBR) winning the Skud 18 class.

We have news from the RS Feva Nationals, the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series and more dinghy news from around the country.

To stay up to date with all the latest sailing news and videos from around the world visit www.Sail-World.com


Sail-World.com Team



Sekonda RS Feva Nationals 2011 day two
Debbie Darling,
Sekonda RS Feva Nationals 2011 day two started with drizzle and no wind – ended with the proverbial champagne conditions. During race one the skies cleared and caused a huge windshift necessitating the course resetting and a fair delay to do so... [more]
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The flying Q capsizes in Sydney Harbour - images
Sail-World.com,
Ian Oatley's Q, the radically designed Reichel/Pugh 42 capsized yesterday in Sydney Harbour, after a keel malfunction.... [more]
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Kite Course Racing World Championships attracts international fleet
Markus Schwendtner,
With only a little less than one month to go until the first competition day of the 2011 Kite Course Racing World Championships in Sylt, Germany, and 60 of the worlds finest course racers from 23 nations representing five continents have already registered so far.... [more]
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Myth of Malham (Round Eddystone) Race won
RORC,
Myth of Malham (Round Eddystone) Race is a qualifier for the upcoming Rolex Fastnet Race and has seen three of the top four spots taken by the French with 125 yachts in total braving a windy forecast to compete.... [more]
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America's Cup: Competitors Forum breaks up on a promise
Richard Gladwell,
The competitors in the 2013 America's Cup met by teleconference today. Sail-World is informed that the meeting broke up without any decisions being reached. That is somewhat surprising given that there is currently a Protocol in place for the event, a number of teams have purchased AC45's and have active design teams for the AC72 program, and a regatta management and media test event has just b... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour 2011 Danish Open cancelled
World Match Racing Tour,
World Match Racing Tour Danish Open 2011 usually organised by the Kongelig Danish Yachtklub has been cancelled.... [more]
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Designer Greg Elliott on the eviction of the Olympic Keelboat in 2016
Richard Gladwell,
Greg Elliott, designer of the Womens Olympic Keelboat, is understandably not pleased with the decision by the International Sailing Federation to drop the Womens (and Mens) Keelboats from the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. He is even more surprised that a boat and event into which so much effort has been dropped before even sailing in the Olympics.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 event preview
PWA,
The PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 is set to start on 31st May. The event will be the first of the European slalom venues and will be featuring the men's racing fraternity do battle on the waters of Spain's elegant Bay of Roses.... [more]
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RS Eurocup - RS800s at Carnac
RS Association,
Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 had a fleet of RS800's out on the water at YC Carnac racing in sunny weather with good winds and flat waters.... [more]
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RS Eurocup - RS700s at Carnac
RS Association,
Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 today saw RS700's race in a truly beautiful location with impeccable management on and off the water.... [more]
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RS Eurocup - RS200 win for Dunn and Baker
Pete Vincent,
The RS200 fleet took to the waters for three days of competition in the Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 under pleasant sailing conditions with the victory going to the team of Steve Dunn and Karen Baker.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race 2012
Kate Jennings,
Normandy Channel Race 2011 came to a close after the emotional prize-giving that took place at the Pavillon de Normandie in Caen and now a sense of melancholy looms over the quays of the Bassin Saint-Pierre in anticipation of the return in 2012 of the fine figure cut by the Class40 fleet.... [more]
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America's Cup: Different players - but the arguments remain the same
Richard Gladwell,
Readers will recall at the time of the recent Emirates Team NZ funding announcement that CEO, Grant Dalton advised, in little more than a quick sentence in a 40 minute presentation that one of the tentacles of the NZ Government, NZ Trade and Enterprise would again be one of the principal investors in the 2011-13 America's Cup campaign on the basis of a long-standing contract... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series day three promises
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series,
The Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series 2011 is anticipating relief on Monday as strong winds are expected to drop.... [more]
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Dutch Team win in WMR Finals spectacle at Delta Lloyd Regatta
Elliott 6m Sailing,
The women's match racing event provided plenty of drama and excitement for sailors and spectators at the Delta Lloyd Regatta. In an exciting finals battle Team Groeneveld (NED) won gold in home waters. The final races delivered plenty of action and drama in a spectacular battle with Silje Lehtinen (FIN). Despite losing crew overboard in race two the Dutch team were able to put it together and wi... [more]
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Access Class European Championships winners decided
David Staley,
Access Class European Championship sailors arrived at Circolo Vela Gargnano this morning for the final day of competition. Six straight first places over the past four days mean that Zoltan Pegan (HUN) is the undisputed European Champion in the Access 303 Single Person.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Wright wins Finn gold
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 came to a close much like the way it started with strong winds and fighting. Gaspic and Wright battled on another for the overall honours which resulted in victory for right from the very start.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Dutch and Aussie's on top
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
Both the Dutch and Australians have six medals apiece and are taking claim to most of the medals in Holland at the Delta Lloyd Regatta.... [more]
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British Keelboat Academy squad applications now open for 2012
RYA,
The British Keelboat Academy (BKA) is the joint keelboat racing initiative between the RYA and UKSA. The BKA are delighted to announce that applications are now open for 2012's squad selection trials which will take place over two weekends in September.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup standings shape up
International Sailing Federation,
The medals at the Delta Lloyd Regatta will be decided throughout the day in Medemblik, the Netherlands. Stephen Morrison and Ben Rhodes (GBR) won the first gold medal of the day in the 49er handing the Brits 20 points to their 49er ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings total. They move up to fourth in the Standings on 42 points.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 only a few days to go + video
Paul Larsen,
Well, it's actually four days but today is a no go as the wind is from the NW and lightish. Monday is our last sailing day as we will pack up on Tuesday and fly out on Wednesday. The winds are predicted to get into the low 20's on the next three days so we will keep pushing until the end.... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series day two
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series,
Maintaining control was the key in Loch Fyne on the second day of racing with gusts of over 35 knots and gale force nine winds forcasted for the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series.... [more]
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Access Class European Championships day two - Just enough
David Staley,
Mixed breezes for day two of the Access Class European Championships. Due to the light breezes followed by storms yesterday all classes were already behind schedule. Electrical storms and heavy rain in the mountains overnight abated but left a strong ‘Pelair' for the scheduled 9am start.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Big breeze sailors on a dramatic day
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
The Laser, 470 Men and Star fleet were the only able to brave the steep waves for a single race and in the Laser radial two races were sailed in breezes of 30 knots at the Delta Lloyd Regatta.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Chris Stanmore-Major second in sprint five
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans British ocean racer Chris Stanmore-Major 'CSM' has crossed the finish line of the final sprint. The British skipper finishes in second place to secure at least fourth place overall in his first solo circumnavigation of the globe and becomes only the 182nd person to race solo around the world... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series tricky first day
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series,
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series saw a tricky first day of racing that proved a reminder of just how shifty and variable the winds can be.... [more]
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