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 06 Jun 2011
 


Skandia Sail for Gold battles loom and all the latest sailing news

Welcome to this week's edition of our Sail-World.com European newsletter.

Skandia Sail for Gold will test the skills of the world's best over the next few days. The ISAF Sailing World Cup series fifth leg commenced on the waters of Weymouth and Portland on Monday 6th June and will run until 11th June.

The Finn class will be just one of the fascination battles on the water - Ed Wright and Ben Ainslie will surely test the skills of Ivan Kljaovic Gaspic, Pieter-Jan Postma and Gasper Vincec, all of whom finished in the top five in Holland.

Stay tuned to Sail-World.com for all the latest from the event.

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011  onEdition ©


Team Gaebler have won the German Tornado Grand Prix, the Italian entry EUK II Monella Vagabonda helmed by Sandro Montefusco, is the new Platu 25 World Champion, the Gitana 11 crew have been busy setting a new reference time for the ArMen race and PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava has concluded with Antoine Albeau taking the honours. Be sure to check out the images from the event by photographer John Carter.

And for those readers who enjoy competitions, be sure to enter the World Match Racing Tour's 'Win a Trip to Portugal'.

Of course there's lots more news and views, videos and images from around the world in this week's newsletter. We hope you enjoy the read.

Have a great week.


Sail-World.com Team



WMRT Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 – Win a trip of a lifetime
World Match Racing Tour,
Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 is the fourth stage of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour. Win a VIP trip for two to watch the racing in person. Head to Portugal's stunning Algarve coast to watch the world's leading sailors battle it out in Portimão Marina as they bid to win the prestigious 2011 Match Racing World Championship... [more]
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Etchells World Championship 2011 - All ready
Etchells Worlds,
The Etchells Worlds Championship 2011 will be sailed from June 6th to 11th in San Diego. San Diego Yacht Club has transformed Etchells sailing headquarters, and the competition is ready to explode on Monday with the first race of the series.... [more]
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Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 - RS200s overall
Pete Vincent,
Zhik Eurocup 2011 RS200 event was held at YC Carnac during the 28th to 31st May. The final days racing saw even more lovely sunshine.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing on San Francisco Bay
Oracle Racing PR,
Throughout the month of June ORACLE Racing will be training in two of the AC45 wingsail catamarans that will be used in the America's Cup World Series through 2012.... [more]
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German Tornado Grand Prix win to TeamGaebler
TeamGaebler,
The racecourse for the German Tornado Grand Prix was just in front of the wonderful island of Lindau with the Alps in the background - perfect scenery for the Tornado Class. On top of this was the great hospitality of the Lindau Sailing Club.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ mentor recognised in Queens Birthday Honours
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team NZ mentor, Matteo de Nora has been recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours list just published in New Zealand. He is recognised both for his support of the world's premier professional sailing team, as well as funding private neurological medical research involving experts from around the world, including New Zealand, into tinnitus. He was made a Companion of the New Zealand... [more]
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PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava - Albeau and a twist
PWA,
In true Catalunya style the thermal kicked in between 8-13 knots, just enough to complete elimination 8 and enabling some last minute drama to unfold. The loser's final saw the wind dropping off slightly and the sailors really had to work their way around the course often coming to a complete stop at the marks.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 show time
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 starts tomorrow Monday 6th June at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, the London 2012 Olympic sailing venue. There are 418 days to the start of the 2012 Olympic Games. Between now and then, there are two events that have been in marked in the diary in red ink for every ambitious sailor en route to the London Opening Ceremony.... [more]
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Dubois Cup 2011 race fleet on the dock
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda,
Dubois Cup 2011 is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in Porto Cervo, Italy, and is being held from from 4th to 6th June. Despite the best efforts of everyone concerned, racing was unable to take place due to a almost complete lack of wind off the north-east coast of Sardinia.... [more]
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500 Thiénot Cup 2011 images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi images,
500 Thiénot Cup 2011 in Caorle (Venezia) Italy start images by Max Ranchi Photography... [more]
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Isle of Wight record attempt by l'Hydroptère
Bibiana Jurado,
The Trimaran l'Hydroptère is on her way to England and is preparing to challenge and beat the record around the Isle of Wight. The current record has been held since November 2001 by Steve Fosset's catamaran Playstation.... [more]
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Dubois Cup 2011 to start in Porto Cervo
YCCS,
Dubois Cup 2011 has its preparations well underway for the start of racing scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 5th June in Porto Cervo.... [more]
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Gitana 11 sets reference time for ArMen Race 2011
Gitana Team,
ArMen Race 2011 saw Sébastien Josse take up every chance that arose to rack up miles at the helm of Gitana 11.... [more]
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Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 - RS800s overall
Tom Halhead,
Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 RS800 event saw a full range of breeze across the four days with apparently endless sunshine and great racing... [more]
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Platu 25 World Championships Overall
International Platu 25 Class amended by Sail-World,
Platu 25 World Championships 2011 has come to a thrilling end after nine highly competitive races and the Italian EUK II Monella Vagabonda helmed by Sandro Montefusco, is now the new Platu 25 World Champion.... [more]
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America's Cup: Sweeping changes will ease financial pain for teams
Richard Gladwell,
Sweeping changes have been made to the America's Cup Protocol following a Competitors Forum earlier this week, held be teleconference, and followed by subsequent negotiations and voting. The fundamental change that has been made is for the America's Cup World Series to be split away from the America's Cup itself.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie talks Olympics and Sail for Gold
Ben Ainslie,
Sail for Gold Regatta will see triple gold and silver Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie compete this year. Ben shares with us his thoughts on the upcoming Sail for Gold Regatta in addition to his visions for the London 2012 Olympics.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour 2011 heads to Korea
World Match Racing Tour,
Korea Match Cup 2011 is stage three in the World Match Racing Tour and is being held from 8th to 12th June 2011. With two stages of the World Match Racing Tour down the competition is heating up as the teams head to Korea next week to fight for further valuable points in the race to become ISAF World Match Racing Champion.... [more]
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Zwitserleven Nacra Infusion Worlds 2011 attracts world class sailors
Diana Bogaards,
Zwitserleven Nacra Infusion Worlds 2011 three day event starts on Monday 20th June and is part of the Zwitserleven Sailing Week 2011... [more]
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Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 - RS700s overall at Carnac
Jerry Wales and Jon Heissig,
Zhik RS Eurocup RS700 event has been won in style with a day to spare by a Jerry-Hatrick. Three firsts clinched the series - after clean starts his upwind pace and use of the favoured corner meant Wales was un-catchable.... [more]
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Hobie Class upcoming 2011 worldwide events
Hobie Class,
The International Hobie Class Association has announced exciting Hobie events taking place in locations around the world for 2011.... [more]
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International 14 Garda Riva Cup 2011 day one
Andy Penman,
The International 14 Garda Riva Cup 2011's fleet of 24 boats took to the water a light northerly breeze. The wind eventually built further down the lake which only tempted the race committee into set up for that direction shortly before the southerly breezes appeared... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - New Zealand's Fields duo complete inversion test
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 father and son duo from New Zealand, Ross and Campbell Field, have now completed successfully a mandatory 180 degree inversion test on Class40, Hupane, at Berthon Boatyard in Lymington on Thursday afternoon. This is the first 180 degree inversion test undertaken by a racing yacht in the UK.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 – Record number of entries
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 takes place between 6th to 11th June on the 2012 waters of Weymouth and Portland. This year will officially see the biggest Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta ever, as a record-breaking entry of more than 1,000 of the world's top Olympic and Paralympic sailors bid to claim early supremacy.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 - 50 knot bottle remains corked
Paul Larsen,
Well, I'm standing here in a half peeled Musto drysuit. Unfortunately it is coming off rather than going on. We have been on full 'booted and suited' standby with Jeff over on speed-spot giving wind reports via the VHF. The whole base camp has been pulled apart and only Vestas Sailrocket 2 sits out there intact... but not for long.... [more]
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Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 - RS400s overall
Bill Handley,
Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 hosted by YC Carnac during 28th to 31st May saw a quality fleet of 14 RS 400s enjoy a great four days sailing in warm sunny conditions whilst most of the UK was under cloud and rain... [more]
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America's Cup: Bid process opens for World Series venues
AC Media edited by S-W,
The competitive bid process for cities to become 2012 and 2013 America's Cup World Series (AC World Series) host venues has opened. All bids must be received by the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA) via email on or before June 30, 2011.... [more]
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