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 21 Nov 2011
 


Hugo Boss second and all the latest sailing news ...

Welcome to this edition of Sail-World.com's UK newsletter and it's been another giant sailing week around the World.

Sailing headlines have been dominated by the Volvo Ocean Race, Transat Jacques Vabre and the AC45's in San Diego USA. The RC44 World Championship has just commenced in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote and Perth 2011 - the ISAF World Championships are coming up fast.

The Transat Jacques Vabre, the transatlantic race from Le Havre to Costa Rica, has been won by Jean-Pierre Dick and Jérémie Beyou (Virbac-Paprec3). the duo set a new record. Hugo Boss (Alex Thomson) took second, a tired skipper happy to be on terra firma.

Hugo Boss - Transat Jacques Vabre 2011  Alexis Courcoux

After leading early, Groupama 4 (Franck Cammas) fell behind the Volvo Ocean Race fleet but is now clawing the miles after suffering in the Doldrums.

The America's Cup World Series in San Diego USA is underway with the Match Racing Championship concluded. Enery Team finished second to Oracle Racing Spithill. You can watch it live via Sail-World.com

Don't miss the ‘Fisher's View' on the AC45s – as usual a very good read.

And of course we have the local dinghy news from around the country as well as more international news.

Stay tuned to www.Sail-World.com for all the latest news, views, videos and images from around the sailing world ...

Have a great week.


Sail-World.com team



Transat Jacques Vabre - Seventh edition toughest for Golding
Gamesa Sailing Team,
Transat Jacques Vabre - Gamesa co-skippers, Golding and Dubois, completed the double handed race from Le Havre to Puerto Limon in ninth place. With the fleet of 13 Open 60s reduced to nine by a succession of storms which battered the fleet with boat breaking conditions during the first week of the race, Golding completed his record seven finishes from seven consecutive editions since 1999... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race leaders prepare for heavy weather
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race leaders Team Telefónica were making final preparations for the heavy weather that lies ahead as the fleet charges into the third week of racing in leg one. Two days after Telefónica snatched the lead from Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, the crew led by Spanish Olympic gold medallist Iker Martínez commanded a narrow 29 nautical mile lead over their rivals on Sunday.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht - Fierce battle for podiums
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht - 'The sense of achievement in fulfilling such a lifelong goal is amazing and at the moment I wouldn't want to be anywhere else,' New Zealander and Gold Coast Australia crew member, Fred Tooley said as his team continued the charge for the finish of race five with a commanding lead.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre Multi winner Actual
Hélène Tzara,
Actual, the Multi 50 of Yves Le Blevec and Samuel Manuard, crossed the finish line to win the Multi class of the Transat Jacques Vabre. The Actual duo were smart in their choice to dive south early, seeking to miss the worst of big low pressure system and were also able to slide across the high pressure ridge which proved problematic for the IMOCA Open 60's.... [more]
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AC World Series San Diego Match Racing - Oracle Racing Spithill 2-0
Stephanie Martin,
The Oracle Racing Spithill crew swept across the finish line ahead of Energy Team to a 2-0 win on Saturday afternoon... [more]
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Fisher's View: Match Racing decided in America's Cup World Series
Bob Fisher,
There was a lot of money being placed in the morning on the Energy Team from France as it had shown great speed in the fleet racing. Only the known potential of Jimmy Spithill as a match racer would stand in the way of the French multihull specialists. And so it was to prove – that little extra expertise in the close combat arena was the defining talent to give the America's Cup defenders the Sa... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 World Speed Sailing record attempt - Day 1
Paul Larsen,
Here we are, direct from the first day of our first world record attempt with Vestas Sailrocket 2. Whilst most casual viewers will just look at the final speeds, so much of the big problem is making a boat that can be handled safely in every other situation that will allow it to get into its ideal operating environment.... [more]
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RC44 World Championship battle is on + video
Jo Grindley,
At the RC44 World Championship in Puerto Calero, the battle continues to rage on in the fight to see who will be crowned with the 2011 title. With first and second in addition to third and fourth both tied on points, it is – to use a well coined phrase -too close to call.... [more]
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Watch America's Cup World Series San Diego LIVE NOW!
Anna Parker, Sail-World,
Catch the America's Cup World Series - San Diego Match Race Finals Live now! Also features the full replays and highlights from the Semi-Finals of the Match racing of the America's Cup World Series.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Banque Populaire takes third
Hélène Tzara,
Transat Jacques Vabre - Armel Le Cléac'h and Christopher Pratt, onboard Banque Populaire, completed the podium when they arrived at Puerto Limon in Costa Rica this morning, Saturday 19th November, crossing the finishing line at 5h 00mn 23sec GMT (0600 CET).... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia extends lead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia has emerged from 24 hours in Stealth Mode with an extended lead as the team prepares to face strong headwinds en route to the finish of race five. Skipper Richard Hewson reports that the Gold Coast Australia team has experienced wildly varying wind conditions... [more]
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Perth 2011 -ISAF Sailing World Championships - Paul Goodison prepares
Paul Goodison,
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 2008 Olympic Laser Gold Medalist Paul Goodison prepares to head off to Perth 2011: I'm sitting here looking out of my office window at a 470 and a 49er out on the water in a cold, grey Weymouth and all I can say is I'm pleased that I'm off to Australia on Thursday for training before the ISAF Worlds at the end of next month.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Attack and no defence - Puma slips back to second
Sail-World,
Team Telefónica's more easterly track since rounding Fernando de Noronha has paid dividends, with the Spanish team sailing in more breeze and rolling smoothly past Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg Propulsion, into the lead. Puma skipper by Ken Read, had initially managed to match the speed of his rival, Iker Martínez, but late yesterday the American team was caught out small, windless converge... [more]
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AC World Series - Oracle Racing Spithill to meet Energy Team in Final
Stephanie Martin,
At the America's Cup World Series in San Diego, both of the Semi Final pairings witnessed stunning 2-0 sweeps for the victors with Oracle Racing Spithill and Energy Team becoming to two crews to face off in the Final of the Match Racing Championship.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series San Diego Photo gallery by Chuck Lantz
Chuck Lantz,
America's Cup World Series 2011 San Diego - Light winds, some fog and overcast condtions for fleet and match-race eliminations on Thursday and Friday in San Diego. A photo gallery by Chuck Lantz.... [more]
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Fisher's View: 'Isn't that a dainty dish to set before the King?'
Bob Fisher,
With owner Larry Ellison in the sixth-man seat aboard Oracle Racing 4, Jimmy Spithill and his crew turned on a strident performance to beat Emirates Team New Zealand in two straight races to go into the final of the ACWS Match Racing Championship. It wasn't totally one-way traffic, but Spithill's match racing ability provided him with an edge that Dean Barker did not seem able to match.... [more]
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Hugo Boss takes second place in Transat Jacques Vabre
Hélène Tzara,
In the Transat Jacques Vabre at 23hrs 20 mins 0 secs UTC, 17hrs 20 mins 00secs local time on Friday evening, Alex Thompson (GBR) and Guillermo Altadill (ESP) sailed Hugo Boss across the finish line in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica to complete the 10th edition of the race in second place in the IMOCA Open 60 Class.... [more]
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AC World Series San Diego images from Darrall Slater
Darrall Slater,
Photographer Darrall Slater shares with us images from Wednesday's action in San Diego at the America's Cup World Series.... [more]
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Perth 2011 Lasers – all Bent out of Shape
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Its just two weeks to Perth 2011, the largest fleet (in combination), the Laser Radial and Laser Standard will be sailing their 2011 World Championships and there is significant equipment issue looming.... [more]
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Images from San Diego: ACWS Match Racing Day 2
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand to capture sailing action on the second day of Match Racing at the America's Cup World Series in San Diego.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss expected to take second place
Hélène Tzara,
Transat Jacques Vabre skipper Jean Pierre Dick confirmed his supremacy again this morning as the ultimate double handed monohull ocean racer when he and co-skipper Jérémie Beyou brought Virbac Paprec 3 across the finish line in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica at 08h 15mn 54s, UTC/GMT this Friday morning (02h 15mn 54s local time).... [more]
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Images from San Diego: ACWS Fleet Racing Day 1
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand to capture sailing action on the first day of Fleet Racing at the America's Cup World Series in San Diego.... [more]
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America's Cup: Team Korea - It's never over until it's over...
Clifford Webb,
In a light breeze of 8-10 knots, it was always going to be tough to repeat the achievements that Team Korea have shown at the previous regattas, and from there Draper stared at Aleph's ‘derriere' for much of the race. On the final beat however, the ‘White Tiger' began closing fast, and as Draper was heard to say over the TV Microphone, ‘we are higher and faster'... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Purple Beastie wins Ocean Sprint
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Race - 'Yesterday after pushing ourselves and the Purple Beastie right to the edge, we were rewarded by becoming the fastest boat in the race five Ocean Sprint. We are totally stoked that all of our hard work paid dividends and we had a wee dance on the deck in the moonlight to celebrate,' reports a jubilant Gordon Reid from on board Edinburgh Inspiring Capital.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket 2 starts world record period
Paul Larsen,
Vestas Sailrocket 2, the radical speed sailing craft, started its first 28 day world record period today, 18th November 2011. It is aiming to break the outright world speed sailing record which involves setting the best average time over a 500 meter course.... [more]
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ACWS Match Racing San Diego - Aleph's fairytale run ends
Stephanie Martin,
Artemis Racing prevailed in the last match of the day was but the result was in doubt until the very end. Aleph skipper Pierre Pennec led his crew into battle five times on Thursday (although only four counted), bullying his way through the fleet from the lowest seeded pair.... [more]
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Fisher's View: ACWS, San Diego: First day of the match racing
Bob Fisher,
It was a Grade A grey day in San Diego Bay to decide which of the six teams should join the three pre-selected semi-finalists in the match racing championship. Despite the fading breeze there was plenty of exciting matches to watch and the last of the five matches was described by the winning helmsman, Terry Hutchinson, as 'a f***king legendary race.'... [more]
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J/24 World Championships day 2
J/24 Class,
The J/24 World Championship has now wrapped up the second day of competition in Buenos Aires which was sailed amid champagne sailing conditions. One the second day, Newport, Rhode Island's Tim Healy extended his lead over the fifty-eight boat strong fleet.... [more]
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METS: Cool Toys Galore!
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
When it comes to sailing gear, there is no cooler place to drool than the annual METS tradeshow, held each year in Mid-November in Amsterdam. While the nightlife is legendary, the show itself is offers are rare glimpse at brand-new gear that won't be in full circulation until next year, as well as European kit that won't necessarily make it's way to the States.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 – Three teams swap co-skippers
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - Three of the double-handed, Class40 teams are taking the ‘Team Option' of changing co-skippers in Cape Town. Marco Nannini with Financial Crisis; Conrad Colman with Cessna Citation and Nico Budel with Sec. Hayai are all swapping co-skippers for the 7,000-mile journey through the Indian Ocean.... [more]
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Record fleet expected at 25th Anniversary Phuket King's Cup Regatta
Event Media,
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, welcoming a record fleet of boats and over 1,000 sailors from around the world to compete in Asia's largest regatta from 3 December to 10 December at Kata Beach.... [more]
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Geoff Evelyn Memorial Trophy awarded to Robin Eagleson
J24 Ireland,
Geoff Evelyn Memorial Trophy has been awarded to Robin Eagleson of Ireland by Jim Farmer, Chairman of the International J/24 Class Association. The Geoff Evelyn Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the member that, in the opinion of the IJCA Chairman, has made the greatest contribution to the J/24 Class in the past year.... [more]
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Fisher's View: ACWS, San Diego: The Fish smiles again
Bob Fisher,
OK, the America's Cup World Series has begun – last weekend was merely an event to tease the general public into seeing the boats in action, so it was time for me to get a fix – I did with a sixth-man seat with Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Racing 4 – and it was every bit as good, if not better than it was last time.... [more]
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RYA National Match Racing Championship Series finale preview
Matt Carter,
RYA National Match Racing Championship Series finale - The skippers and their crews have earned their berths at the grand final through five qualifying rounds, their positions in the ISAF Match Racing world rankings, or as defending champion, with all eleven skippers now having the chance to scoop the Championship crown.... [more]
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Manson introduces new Manson Boss Anchor at METS 2011
Sail-World,
New anchor from Manson 20-25% more holding power than Manson Supreme anchor in most seabeds. 2011 seen the end of two years of research, design and rigorous testing for Manson Anchors which has culminated in yet another milestone. Today Manson proudly launches the most robust, technically advanced, and safest anchor to ever hit the world market.... [more]
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Images from San Diego: ACWS Port Cities Challenge Day 1
Gilles Martin-Raget and Tom Kurtz,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget and photographer Tom Kurtz were on hand to capture sailing action on the rainy first day of the America's Cup World Series Port Cities Challenge in San Diego.... [more]
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Perth 2011 - the training scene
www.sail-world.com,
sailors from around 50 of the approximately 80 countries expected to participated in the 2011 ISAF World Championships have now arrived in Fremantle. Here are some of the action.... [more]
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Warsash Spring Series dates announced
Flavia Bateson,
Warsash Spring Series is the Solent's premier early season event for keelboats. The dates have been announced by Warsash Sailing Club for 2012. Six Sundays are earmarked for the main Series, with starts in the central Solent.... [more]
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Garmin Hamble Winter Series - Brisk and breezy
Ben Meakins,
Garmin Hamble Winter Series - After a break last weekend, racing resumed yesterday with bright sunshine and an unseasonably balmy air temperature. The breeze filled in to a patchy ESE'ly, starting at a gusty 20 knots, which dropped to as low as eight knots in the lulls as the afternoon wore on.... [more]
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Revett Series Week 1
Paul Allen,
53 boats including visitors, enjoyed a perfect force 3 easterly breeze at Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club's Open Revett series Week 1, sailed on 13th November 2011.... [more]
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