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 19 Aug 2011
 
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The biggest news in racing circles this past week was obviously Rambler's capsize, one of the monohull line honor's contenders, shortly after the rounded the Fastnet Rock in the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. All 21 crew members on board were swiftly rescued by the Irish authorities just hours after the keel broke off on the 100' yacht; the yacht immediately capsized following the loss of ballast. The subject of much media attention, we have photos and interviews to share with you. Other news from Plymouth include the recent confirmation from the Royal Ocean Racing Club that Niklas Zennström's Rán is once again the overall corrected time winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race and recipient of the coveted Fastnet Challenge Cup; this is the second Fastnet victory in a row for the Skype founder. The maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V, skippered by Loick Peyron, set a new race record of just under 33 hours for the 608 miles course; the previous record been set in 1999 by none other than Loick Peyron himself on board Fujicolor. The monohull race record was also demolished this year; while many expected a repeat performance from the supermaxi ICAP Leopard, previous record holder set in 2007, it was the smaller Volvo Open 70 Abu Dhabi from the United Arab Emirate that crossed the line first. Abu Dhabi was skippered by Olympic silver medalist, Ian Walker. This level of performance should provide some interesting competition in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race.

The Clipper Round the World fleet left Portugal on their way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The just recently crossed a scoring gate where current leader, Singapore, picked up three extra points for a first place crossing. The fleet is now trying to avoid zones of light air in the Atlantic.

I hope you have found the time to tune in to YouTube and watch some of the America's Cup World Series in Cascais, Portugal. The live programs were amazing with incredible on-board footage, complete with full audio from the crews; we have all the replays if you missed anything! The new format, with the VirtualEye graphics, looks very promising as the event moves to Plymouth in the UK in September.

Next stop on the Audi MedCup circuit, another great opportunity for live Internet yacht racing coverage, is Cartagena, Spain where the 52 Series teams will be racing for the Region of Murcia Trophy; three different teams have already won this year, the competition should be fierce in the challenging conditions usually in Cartagena. The fourth in a series of five regattas in the circuit starts on August 23rd.

Back home, Chester Race Week was the site of another successful event despite demanding conditions on Mahone Bay early in the regatta. Chester Yacht Club Commodore Don McAlpine sums it well: 'Although I didn't do as well as I had hoped with my Bluenose 'Stinger', it was a truly great Race Week. It may be cliché but sponsors make it possible but volunteers make it happen' concluded McAlpine. Sail-World Canada has all the results for you.

By all accounts, the 2011 IRC North American Championship Regatta, held this past week-end at RCYC in Toronto, ON, was also a great success. Excellent racing conditions prevailed as 55 teams competed in a mix of windward-leeward and distance races on Lake Ontario. RCYC's David Ogden and crew on the aging J/35 Buckaroo Banzai was the overall winner over a wide variety of mostly local yachts ranging from early-eighties 30 foot cruisers to modern designs; looks like IRC is here to stay on Lake Ontario!

The action this week-end is in Kingston, ON for the annual Canadian Olympic Regatta in Kingston event. The CORK regatta includes ISAF Grade 1 event for Laser and Laser Radial and other Olympic and international classes with a typical participation of more than 1000 boats and sailors not only from North America but from all over the world.. All the details at http://www.cork.org.

Safe boating to all!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




La Solitaire du Figaro leg 3 overall
La Solitaire du Figaro,
La Solitaire du Figaro - It's not just another day in the office in sunny and unusually hot Les Sables d'Olonne. Shore crews are busy preparing the boats, skipper's recover, relax, chat to each other and discuss the latest weather forecasts ahead of Sunday's start. The public visit the race village, stroll along the pontoon to take pictures and kids ask their favourite skippers for autographs... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Singapore takes the lead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - After snatching the lead from Welcome to Yorkshire earlier this morning, Singapore has been forced to revert to their secondary steering mechanism after a sheave broke on the main steering system. The team quickly set about installing the backup tiller which is mounted directly onto the top of the rudder stock and allows direct drive of the rudder.... [more]
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Detroit Cup – New Zealand's Mathew Steven undefeated
Luiz E. Kahl,
Detroit Cup 2011 - In a day that featured a wide variety of conditions and a mid-afternoon intermission due to a passing thunderstorm, one skipper and his team stands out after eight flights of racing. Mathew Steven, one of four young teams from New Zealand at this year's event, is the only skipper to be undefeated thus far in the competition... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race - First double win in 50 years
KPMS,
The Rolex Fastnet Race has for the first time in more than 50 years witnessed a back-to-back handicap winner. Following on from her victory under IRC in 2009, this afternoon the Royal Ocean Racing Club has confirmed that Niklas Zennström's Rán (GBR) is once again the overall winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race and the prestigious Fastnet Challenge Cup.... [more]
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Sail away with a new Laser at Ontario Sailing's Golf Classic!
Ontario Sailing,
Fogh Marine will be auctioning off a 2011 Laser Race sailboat at the second Annual Ontario Sailing Golf Classic. Proceeds from this item will go directly to the Hans Fogh Endowment Fund. Be sure to attend the 2nd Annual Ontario Sailing Golf Classic for your chance to bid on this item during the live auction!... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race: Rambler owner and crew interviewed in Baltimore
Southern Star, Ireland,
Driving into Baltimore village on a bright and sunny Tuesday morning, it was hard to believe that the weather the day before was so gristly that the emergency services had difficulty locating the twenty-one sailors whose boat, the Rambler 100, had capsized during the Fastnet Yacht Race.... [more]
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Government of Canada Supports 2011 Cork OCR and International Regatta
Canadian Heritage Media,
The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today confirmed the Government of Canada's contribution to the Canadian Yachting Association in support of the 2011 Cork OCR and International Regatta, being held from August 14 to 24. 'The Government of Canada is pleased to support this international event in the historic city of Kingston,' said Minister of State Gosal.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Strategic battles continue
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - With the Scoring Gate points settled yesterday afternoon - Singapore, Welcome to Yorkshire and Gold Coast Australia taking three, two and one points respectively - the strategic battles during race two are continuing as teams aim to showcase their tactical nous in the race through the Doldrums and across the Atlantic Ocean to Rio de Janeiro.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race: Capsized supermaxi Rambler righted plus Video
Sail-World,
The Irish Times is reporting that the capsized supermaxi, Rambler 100, owned by US businessman George David, has finally been righted in Barleycove Bay, Ireland. 'The hull was being pumped out yesterday evening before the yacht was towed into port without its mast and rigging,' says the Times. 'Seán Harrington of Atlantic Towage and Marine Ltd of Castletownbere, Co Cork, said the location of... [more]
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Detroit Cup at Bayview YC begins August 18
Luiz E. Kahl,
The Grand Slam Series will continue on August 18th with the Detroit Cup where twelve teams from five nations will be converging at Bayview Yacht Club. The Detroit Cup which is an ISAF Grade 2 event, will take place from August 18-21. Raced in equally-matched Ultimate 20's, the event will feature exciting one-on-one match race sailing on courses set in the Detroit River... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race fleet slows down
KPMS,
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, the pace was brisk for the first forty-eight hours but, has now slowed due to high pressure encroaching into the Celtic Sea and towards the south of Cornwall, just west of the finish in Plymouth. Since yesterday afternoon there have been just been five finishers... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Teams cross Scoring Gate
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - 'It has been a very action packed and fun filled 24 hours!' exclaims Singapore's skipper Ben Bowley this morning. 'After yesterday morning's position report it was clear that with some careful trimming it would be possible to make it to the Scoring Gate at the very least in third place.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race - Ran across finish line
Trish Jenkins,
Niklas Zennström's Ran crossed the line off Plymouth at 12:53:44 BST, in an elapsed time of 2 days 3 minutes, and 44 seconds. Rán benefitted from the retirements yesterday of 80-foot Beau Geste (HKG) and 68-foot Alegre (GBR). According to Gavin Brady, Beau Geste was forced to pull out when some cracking developed in her deck and with conditions set to build around the Fastnet Rock and the onset of... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Weather forecast suggests west is best
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - This morning Gold Coast Australia has emerged from Stealth Mode to reveal that the team has chosen a more westerly route towards the Scoring Gate – whether they make a run at the gate or chose to avoid it altogether, as De Lage Landen has opted to do, only time will tell.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race: Rambler capsize videos, interviews and images
Sail-World,
Yesterday the supermaxi, Rambler 100, the fastest supermaxi in the world, and widely expected to take the monohull record for the Fastnet race, capsized. Her keel fell off soon after rounding Fastnet Rock. Although five of her crew became separated from the yacht, all 21 were rescued. Here are the latest videos of the Rambler capsize and comment... [more]
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Volvo 70 takes Rolex Fastnet Race monohull record
KPMS,
While the multihull record fell last night to Maxi Banque Populaire (FRA), so earlier this morning the monohull record for the Rolex Fastnet Race was also demolished. Surprisingly the new record went to the Volvo Open 70 Abu Dhabi (UAE), skippered by double Olympic silver medallist, Ian Walker.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit heads to Murcia
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy - For the two Audi MedCup Circuit series fleets the home straight may not quite be looming into sight yet, but the expectation of September's grand finale in Barcelona is growing by the day. On each of the three previous visits to the friendly, passionate city in the south east of Spain, the racing conditions have developed a whole range of challenges.... [more]
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Rambler 100 drops keel and bulb in Rolex Fastnet Race - more pictures
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Photo of the upturned Rambler 100, distinctly missing her (carbon?) keel, and bulb... [more]
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Rambler 100 capsized in Fastnet - keel lost + Video
www.sail-world.com,
The yacht Rambler 100 has capsized between the Fastnet Rock and the Pantaenius Buoy. The Irish Coastguard services are coordinating the rescue. The Baltimore RNLI lifeboat is on the scene. Two Sikorsky helicopters have been scrambled and an Irish Naval vessel is en route to the scene of the accident... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race - Volvo 70 trio rounding the rock
Sophie Luther,
The Rolex Fastnet Race is currently underway with Groupama Sailing Team having rounded the Fastnet Rock a fraction ahead of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing after the two new boats overhauled crafty underdogs and Volvo Ocean Race rivals Team Sanya on day two.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Rolex Fastnet Race images from photographer Carlo Borlenghi.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race – Gold Coast Australia in Stealth Mode
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The leading boats are just 300 miles away from the Scoring Gate and the stage is set for a very interesting 36 hours as they jockey for position to gain the additional three race points on offer there. Race Director, Joff Bailey, comments, 'At the moment it looks like any of the leading four teams have a good chance of getting these extra points... [more]
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Images from Rolex Fastnet Start - Daniel Forster
Daniel Forster,
Top international sailing photographer, Daniel Forster, was on the water off Cowes, Isle of Wight for the start of the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race, which attracted a record fleet of 328 boats.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Cascais - The finale – devil take the hindmost
Bob Fisher,
And so to the so-called Super Sunday . . and the opportunity for Jimmy Spithill to demonstrate to the boss, Larry Ellison, how it should be done. Larry claimed the sixth man spot and Jimmy appeared to be ready to present the dainty dish to set before the king with a classic, well-timed run into the start... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ claims the first AC World Series with a dramatic win
ACM,
Emirates Team New Zealand made an incredible recovery during the ‘winner takes all' fleet race on Sunday to win the America's Cup World Series Cascais, the first event of a new global series leading up to San Francisco in 2013. With nine boats on the start line, the competition was close, and with a tricky, patchy race course area, there were passing lanes throughout the day. ORACLE Racing Spi... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet race gets off to a classic start - but one dismasting
Sail-World,
The record-sized Rolex Fastnet Race fleet set sail from Cowes in classic conditions – a beat westward up the Solent in a building west-southwesterly and sunshine, but with an ominous looking cloud line over the mainland. In the end there were 314 starters, the largest fleet ever to start the Rolex Fastnet Race following the previous record of 303 in 1979.... [more]
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The sun shone on Chester
CRW Official Press,
The final day of racing at the Chester Race Week was blessed with sunny skies, warm temperatures and fair winds. Around the Chester Yacht Club the refrain 'for yacht racing, it doesn't get any better than this'. Andreas Josenhans generously gave of his time and significant yacht racing experience by running seminars each morning for the racers.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Rolex Fastnet Race start images by Carlo Borlenghi... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Singapore takes the lead
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - One of the first big decisions the teams had to make on the race to Rio de Janeiro was how to navigate their way round the Canary Islands. This morning's position reports reveal that all ten have gone west of the islands to avoid the big wind holes that the mountainous island chain can create.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Full replay of Race Day 6 now available
Richard Gladwell,
Full replay coverage is now available of the sixth day of racing is now available on the YouTube America's Cup channel. Includes plenty of on board footage and audio including coverage from on board the race committee boat. Expletives have not been deleted.... [more]
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Chester Race Week - Great conditions for Racing
CRW Official Press,
The participants in Chester Race Week were treated to superb yacht racing conditions in Mahone Bay today. All twelve classes got in a full afternoon of up to three races. The winds were light to start and so the committee boats moved the start lines to locations where the spotters told them to expect the winds. At about 12:30pm the breezes picked up and the races started with ideal conditions.... [more]
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America's Cup: James Spithill crowned first match race champion
Oracle Racing,
In a pair of thrilling match races that featured four lead changes, skipper James Spithill and his impressive ORACLE Racing Spithill crew won the America's Cup World Series Cascais Match Racing Championship. The US America's Cup Defender won the match racing phase of the regatta with a 2-0 defeat of Dean Barker's Emirates Team New Zealand.... [more]
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Between wind & water
Monty Mosher,
The ocean and the wind don't know Paul Tingley is paralyzed.A breezy day on open water is a great equalizer, where the 41-year-old Tingley has everything he needs to win. In a wheelchair since the age of 24, the Halifax native is a highly accomplished international Paralympic sailor with a 2.4-metre solo keelboat world championship in the Netherlands in 2010 and a gold medal in China in 2008.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Perfect trade wind conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race - The first night at sea on race two has been spent settling back into race rhythm after a frenetic few days in Madeira, where the welcome was as warm as the sunshine. For the teams it is a return to the familiar sounds of the boat after the brass band farewells and nightlife on shore.... [more]
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The consummate volunteers - Dudley and James Grove
Katie Nicoll,
Having lived in the Chester, Nova Scotia area for four generations, the Grove family name is old news to the locals. Jim and Dudley Grove were both made life members of the Chester Yacht Club in 2005 for their outstanding contributions.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Cascais - Friday's media child is not forgiving
Bob Fisher,
In poetic terms, Friday's child is loving and giving, but this child of Friday is far from that. The world has been inverted. Gone is my ride with Mitch Booth and the China Team – I have been replaced by one Lili Canecas, described as a 'Portuguese Celebrity' - apparently the AC 'organisers' have first call on the position.... [more]
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Images of Cascais: Bob Greiser takes to the water
Bob Greiser,
Top international sailing photographer Bob Greiser, was on the water for the fifth day of racing in the first round of the America's Cup World Series, Cascais, Portugal, and provided this gallery of images from the day... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race's first Atlantic leg underway
Zoe Williamson,
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet entered the 3,850 mile first Atlantic leg which takes them from Madeira to Rio de Janeiro at 1630 local time (1530GMT). In the strong north easterly trade winds, blowing twenty to twenty-five knots, the boats jostled for position and Geraldton Western Australia, who were early to the line had to put on the breaks to prevent themselves crossing early.... [more]
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Chester Race Week - Better weather makes for smoother sailing
CRW Official Press,
The winds abated and the seas were more comfortable today compared to yesterday's rough conditions. Light breezes backed into the south west with a few welcome sunny patches. At Chester Race Week on the opening day, Wednesday, several of the 'Classic' boats had to withdraw for fear of breaking some very old and hard to replace equipment. Today, the whole fleet were on the starting lines.... [more]
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