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 28 Oct 2011
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The Volvo Ocean Race is finally here!

Six teams are ready in Alicante, Spain for the in-port race tomorrow; the start gun will go off at 12:00 GMT/UTC and all the action will be available on-line via the volvooceanrace.com website. Many months of preparation are finally coming together, while the boats and the teams are particularly well prepared to face the challenging offshore conditions they will encounter over the next eight months racing around the world; no one can afford to ignore precious points that will be on the line. Next week will also mark the Classics race, ahead of the offshore start next Saturday.

The Sail-World team will be providing extensive reports from the Volvo Ocean Race; Richard Gladwell, supported by local editors around the globe and the clock, will be heading up our coverage, complete with dedicated weekly newsletters. Each VOR team has a media crew member whose sole purpose on the yacht is to share images and footage from the action on board. Sail-World will also run its own weather forecasting system to provide us much insight on the navigation strategies selected on the water.

In Cape Town, BSL was the first Class 40 yacht to cross the finish line on Leg 1 of the Global Ocean Race; after a short outing in the Fastnet, this GOR leg one from Spain to South Africa was the first significant Class 40 offshore experience for the New Zealand father and son duo. Ross and Campbell Field came in less than a 100 miles ahead of Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron on Campagne de France who had lead the way for most of the race.

David Raison on his TeamWork Evolution continues to increase his lead and is expected in Brazil sometime this week-end to conclude the 2011 La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 event. Somewhat further behind the leader, the fleet has spread out and many still aim at at podium finish.

More offshore racing in the Atlantic Ocean lies ahead, with the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre set for Sunday afternoon in Le Havre, off the French coast in the English Channel. Racing promises to become interesting with deteriorating conditions early on and all co-skippers are keeping an eye on a massive depression moving east from Newfoundland. This low pressure system is expected to meet the fleet as they consider their southerly options in the North Atlantic early next week. This event, raced double-handed, is open to IMOCA (Open 60), Class 40 monohull and Multi 50 multihull yachts; the 2011 race includes many familiar international names such as Le Cleac'h, Stamm, Golding, Thomson, Riou, Dick, Escofier and Lemonchois. With challenging conditions on the menu early on and experienced offshore racers at the helm of powerful yachts; the racing promises to be exciting!

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All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Volvo Ocean Race - Puma Ocean Racing Team ready to race
Lisa Ramsperger,
Volvo Ocean Race - After two years of preparation, the launch of a new boat and months of training on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, the Puma Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion team is ready to get racing underway. The first points will be awarded towards the overall standings in the race with the In-Port Race on Saturday and the Pro Am Race to follow on Sunday.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 1 – BSL first to cross finish line
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race Leg 1 – Today, Friday 28 October, at 05:13:25 GMT Ross and Campbell Field took first place, crossing the finish line in Cape Town after 32 days 17 hours 13 minutes and 25 seconds and 7,300 miles of racing on their Verdier-design Class40 BSL averaging 9.3 knots and finishing 89 miles ahead of Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron on Campagne de France.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race management team has arrived in Geraldton, crew who will be joining the race are standing by to greet their team mates and all that's missing now are the ten 68-foot ocean racing yachts which are rapidly closing in on the Western Australia coast.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Teams to battle for first race points
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race bursts into life tomorrow when, at 1200 GMT/UTC (1400 local time) the six world class professional sailing teams do battle for the first time in the Iberdrola In-Port Race in Alicante, Spain. The six teams, who for many months have been meticulously preparing their state-of-the-art, multi-million-euro racing yachts, will line up for real in a quickfire sprint... [more]
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La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Raison unstoppable
La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50,
An arrival in Salvador de Bahia on Sunday evening is now a possibility for David Raison (747 - TeamWork Evolution).... [more]
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Sail-World on Facebook -Check us out!!
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World UK and European Editor explained 'Sail-World's Facebook wall has key selections from the nine Sail-World sites world-wide posted as well as providing the opportunity for Fans to get to know the Editors. 'We have already posted feature stories from many of our editors world-wide for the last six months, going forward we will be adding key feature stories each day.... [more]
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Perth 2011 – Can they knock off Big Ben?
Rob Kothe,
Sailings Superstar British sailor Ben Ainslie, the only sailor ever to be crowned ISAF World Sailor of the Year three times (1998, 2002 & 2008), will be 35 years old by the 2012 London Olympics. He will be sailing at his fifth Olympic Games, aiming to win another gold medal, perhaps weighed down by the British public expectations media demands with three gold medals and one silver round his ne... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2012: youth aim to join cut and thrust competition
Tracey Johnstone,
The change is in the air. Younger Etchells class skippers and crew are joining the class and hunting worlds qualification for Sydney February 2012. Dubbed by sailors in the past as the ‘old man's class', it is no longer an accepted description of the Etchells. The younger sailors have sniffed out what the older Etchells sailors have known for quite a while - high cal... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre has international appeal
Hélène Tzara,
The Transat Jacques Vabre now has only three days until the start gun is set to fire and for the fleet, Sunday's start looms ever larger on the horizon. Today, Le Havre was a mix of quiet activity and growing anticipation whilst the weather analysis now ensures challenging conditions as the biennial race often delivers.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Teams ready for In-Port Race
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 kicks off this Saturday, 29th October 2011 in Alicante, Spain at 1200 GMT/UTC (1400 local time). The six boats designed primarily to blast through the oceans will battle for the first points, and an early psychological boost, in a quickfire inshore sprint.... [more]
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Sail-World set for huge coverage of Volvo Ocean Race and Olympics
Brendan Maxwell,
The 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race starts in just over a week on 5th November in Alicante Spain. The Sail-World team is planning detailed coverage, as it will be with the Olympic newsletter series starting with Perth 2011. Between the two series there will be over eight million newsletters to our world-wide audience.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Gold Coast Australia open up lead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia has extended its lead overnight as a cold front bringing winds up to 30 knots powered the Australian team led by Tasmanian Richard Hewson towards the finish line off Geraldton.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre – Hugo Boss at the start line
Transat Jacques Vabre,
Transat Jacques Vabre – Alex Thomson and Guillermo Altadil will race Hugo Boss, the IMOCA Open 60 which won last year's Route du Rhum La Banque Postale in the hands of Roland 'Bilou' Jourdain. Thomson's best finish in this race is a second place in his second participation in the race when he raced alongside Bilou on the former Sill in 2003.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race – Final countdown commences
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race – It used to be said that by the time the yachts hit the start line of the first leg, the Volvo Ocean Race was already won or lost. Historically, the teams with the biggest budgets and best preparation would have the greatest shot at glory – and more often than not they would be the ones lifting the trophy nine months later.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - BSL approaching Cape Town
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race leader BSL, being crewed by Ross and Campbell Field, has now been at sea for a total of thirty-one days. The main pack of four Class40s are north-west of the leaders by 1,500 miles and spread over 360 miles, with the variety of options taken to avoid the high-pressure system blocking their route to Cape Town coming into play.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Visit Finland wins Ocean Sprint
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Race - After clinching the bonus point for the Ocean Sprint in race four yesterday, Visit Finland has stormed up the leader board overhauling two boats into sixth place. Olly Osborne and his team declared an elapsed time of 26 hours exactly for covering the distance between 90 and 95 degrees east. This time proved to be 70 minutes speedier than the second fastest boat... [more]
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Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Aussie sailor forced to abandon
Sail-World.com,
Australian sailor Scott Cavanough (797 - brainchild.org.au) has been forced to abandon his yacht after it suffered severe damage in a collision with a super tanker.... [more]
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Kaenon Polarized new, hand-painted sunglass styles
Sail-World,
Kaenon Polarized, the Newport Beach-based Lifestyle and Luxury Performance sunglass brand, announces the launch of its 2011 Anniversary Collection, in celebration of reaching its 10 year milestone as a company. The Anniversary Collection is available in November, online and through Kaenon's authorized dealer network.... [more]
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NYYC Invitational Cup 2013 dates announced
New York Yacht Club,
NYYC Invitational Cup 2013 - New York Yacht Club Commodore Robert C. Towse Jr. announced today that the third biennial Invitational Cup will be held September 7-14, 2013. Rolex will again be the presenting sponsor. The Invitational Cup is a regatta for yacht clubs from around the world and their sailors. It has become an important Corinthian (amateur) sailing competition.... [more]
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McConaghy's MC38 on the water - a cause for further excitement
John Curnow,
Around 10 months ago, we had some serious cause for excitement when the MC38 from McConaghy went from drawings to moulds. At the time, we thought that the boat would do to one design keelboat racing what the Mach 2 had done to foiling Moths.... [more]
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In too deep- Behind the Race to Mackinac tragedy-U.S. SAILING comments
Dawn Reiss,
U.S. SAILING has now commented on this article. Before the 2011 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac race, the event had never seen a racing-related death in its 103 years. Experienced sailors Mark Morley, 51. and Suzanne Bickel, 40, both of Saginaw, Michigan, were among the 3,500 competitors. Chicago journalist Dawn Reiss researched this detailed article for six weeks... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Horrific pounding for the main pack of Class40s
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) - As the main group of double-handed Class40s prepare to confront the 200-mile wide centre of the high-pressure system directly to their south, the fleet leaders, BSL and Campagne de France, have crossed the 1,000 mile barrier to the Leg 1 finish line in Cape Town.... [more]
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Puma's Volvo 70 - 'il mostro' - for sale!
Marine Business-World.com,
PUMA's il mostro is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The auction started on September 30 and concluding on October 30, we will accept bids for one of the fastest VOR boats in the world. Puma's il mostro is the perfect platform for a racing owner wishing to compete in offshore racing both under handicap and as a course record breaker. Auction ends October 30th 2011... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Decision time arrives for fleet
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 has now began week four with a fast dash south for fleet leaders Campagne de France and BSL as a high-pressure system north-east of the Falkland Islands was predicted to spread across the South Atlantic and shut the door for a downwind Leg 1 finish line in Cape Town, South Africa.... [more]
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