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 02 Dec 2011
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Canadian Sailing Team in Perth!

All eyes will be turned towards Perth, Australia for the next two weeks as Olympic sailors from around the world meet at Perth 2011. A critical event leading up to London 2012, all olympic classes will compete in Perth where many olympic berths will be decided; a lot at stake for most of the athletes present. Members of the Canadian Sailing Team are looking to keep their Olympic dream alive by posting top ten results in Perth for a ticket to London. We'll be following them on their quest!

In offshore racing circles, Team Telefonica, Camper and Groupama were first, second and third in Cape Town, while others were making their way to South Africa on a freighter. The members of Team PUMA enjoyed a shore break on the most remote inhabited island in the world; Tristan da Cunha residents greeted them with amazing support, including a short round of golf, and helped getting the dismasted yacht on a container to Cape Town. If all goes feel, all teams should be ready for the in-port race a little over a week from now. The start of the Global Ocean Race, postponed by a few days to avoid nasty conditions last Sunday, didn't go without challenges for the six Class 40 yachts. On Wednesday, the Dutch father-and-son team of Nico and Frans Budel lost their mast before rounding the Cape of Good Hope and entering the Indian Ocean; uninjured, they have returned to port to consider their options.

St Barts, in the West French Indies, is host to the start of the Transat B to B IMOCA Race this week-end where many Open 60 skippers are getting ready for a single-hand return trip to Brittany, France; for may, this will be their qualification ahead of the 2012 edition of the Vendée Globe. Familiar names and yachts will be on the start line: Golding, Dick, Guillemot, Burton, Riou, Thompson Gabart and Le Cléac'h.

Those interested in the heyday of schooner sailing on the east Coast will not want to miss the Nova Scotia Schooners documentary presented on CBC Land and Sea this Sunday. Check out the preview in the story!
All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Perth 2011 - Pre Regatta images
Various photographers images,
The ISAF Sailing World Championships have officially begun in Perth, Australia. Photographers Richard Langdon, Alex McKinnon and Paul Kane present images from days 2 and 3 of the Pre Regatta.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi build team replaces Team Sanya's bow
Sail-World,
Although only unloaded from a cargo ship just two days ago, amazingly Team Sanya's badly holed Volvo Open 70 is today a complete boat once more. The former Telefonica Blue from the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean Race, split open her starboard bow on the first night of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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Canadian dreams begin in Perth
Canadian Yachting Association,
Outside of the Olympic Games, this is one of the most significant events in the sailing calendar over a four year period. With all ten Olympic classes competing at the same venue, this provides for an outstanding show case of sailing talent. 75% of the Olympic berths will be decided at this event putting a premium on performance.... [more]
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Transat B to B, Hotting up in the Carribean
Transat B to B Media,
No less than four 60-feet Imoca monohulls are already here in Gustavia, Saint Barts, lapping up the sunshine and the warm breeze prior to the start of Transat B to B on Monday 5 December. Tied up safely alongside in front of Gustavia's Harbour Master's Office are Mike Golding's Gamesa, Armel Le Cléac'h's Banque Populaire, Vincent Riou's PRB and Marc Guillemot's Safran.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Puma on board and en route to Cape Town
Volvo Ocean Race,
Puma Ocean Racing successfully loaded their boat onto a container ship at Tristan da Cunha on Friday, breathing new life into their chances of rejoining the race on time. The operation went off safely, team general manager Kimo Worthington reported on Friday evening. 'Loading operations on Tristan have been completed safely and we'll be leaving in the next hour or so,' Worthington said.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race fleet enjoy quality time in New Zealand
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet have completed race five, from Western Australia to New Zealand, and are enjoying their downtime in Tauranga to the maximum during the biennial event's historic first visit to New Zealand. All ten yachts were safely berthed in Tauranga Bridge Marina by Sunday lunchtime, a full two days ahead of schedule... [more]
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Timeless allure of Nova Scotia schooners depicted in TV documentary
Jessica Murray,
Quick! What's on the back of the Canadian dime? If you have to look and see, we'll save you the trouble. It's the world-famous wooden schooner Bluenose, the pride of Nova Scotia, and the fastest of her kind in the 20th century. But schooners aren't just a relic from a bygone era.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Date set for Solent return
Anna Wardley,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Advanced planning meetings have already been initiated between Southampton City Council, MDL Marinas at Ocean Village and race organisers Clipper Ventures, to prepare for the return of the ten-strong international Clipper Race fleet on Sunday 22 July next year... [more]
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships officially open
International Sailing Federation,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships were officially opened today, Friday 2nd December, in Perth, Western Australia by ISAF President Göran Petersson. Seventy nine nations were represented at the Opening Ceremony with over 1,100 sailors set to compete for world championship glory in the ten Olympic events on show in Fremantle.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 - Tough start
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race fleet have had a tough, 72-hour start to leg two. Plummeting into the high latitudes, the five double-handed Class40s ran into light winds at 38 degrees South, 200 miles below Africa, and spent Thursday night waiting for the westerly winds to arrive. Spread over 100 miles east-west and averaging below five knots, the ten sailors regrouped, repaired and drew breath.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Mammoth task ahead for Puma Ocean Racing team
Volvo Ocean Race and Ken Read,
It never rains but it pours', the saying goes, and that's certainly the case for Puma Ocean Racing as they continue the mammoth Mar Mostro rescue mission.... [more]
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Transat B to B - Vendee Globe prelude
Transat B to B,
The Transat B to B will lead the IMOCAs from Saint Barts to Lorient. There are eight solo entries and the race acts as a qualifier for the Vendée Globe 2012. It starts on 5 December.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya repairs under way
Volvo Ocean Race,
The repair work will continue without pause as the team bid to get the boat back in water by December 7. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing also arrived in Cape Town by container ship on Wednesday after losing her rig on the first night. Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg have sent a ship to Tristan da Cunha to pick up the boat and crew and bring them back. Their best case ETA is December 6.... [more]
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Perth 2011 - US Paige Railey and US Zach Railey - Two of us
Shauna McGee Kinney,
The US is hoping to see two Raileys single-handed at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Raileys are brother and sister and are among the top US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics sailors. Paige Railey is one of the world's top Laser Radial sailors and her brother, Zach Railey, is a 2008 Silver Medalist and world-class sailor in the Finn.... [more]
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Wings, the Next Generation
Kimball Livingston,
Wanna have some fun? Set Paul Cayard loose on the subject of America's Cup 34, some re-imagined and surprising wing-control mechanisms, and the terrors of San Francisco Bay in full cry...... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma Ocean Racing back in boat mode
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM onboard Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg reports on the crew's progress: Don't lose the faith. Don't lose the faith, no matter what. That's been the message around here. We think we know what caused the rig to fall and end our leg, which brings some degree of comfort to the situation, but nobody is dwelling.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 - Fleet spend first full day at sea
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) double-handed Class40s have spent the first full day at sea on leg 2 from Cape Town to Wellington. The fleet were beating close inshore towards the Cape of Good Hope in strong headwinds before the breeze slackened.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Casualty Corner - Images and Video
Compiled by Sail-World,
Both Team Sanya and Abu Dhabi have arrived in cape Town ready to being the next phase of their repair cycle ahead of the scheduled race start on 11 December. The two teams were forced to retire from the first leg and shipped their boats from, respectively, Portugal and Spain. They hope to be back ready to sail on December 6, in time for the in-port race in Cape Town on December 10.... [more]
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Images of the Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama arrives in Cape Town
Paul Todd and Ian Roman,
Top international photographers, Paul Todd and Ian Roman were on hand to capture the action when Groupama (Franck Cammas) crossed the line in third place at the finish of the first leg of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 - Dramatic set back for Nico and Frans Budel
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race Leg 2 - After only 14 hours of racing the Dutch father-and-son team of Nico and Frans Budel dismasted shortly before rounding the Cape of Good Hope and entering the Indian Ocean. Both the Budels are uninjured and have returned to Cape Town unassisted with their Class40 Sec. Hayai while plans are already in place to rejoin the GOR. Includes Video interview.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - New mast in transit for Puma's Mar Mostro
Kimo Worthington,
Getting Puma Mar Mostro's new mast to Cape Town for the start of the next leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has not been without its problems as Kimo Worthington explains. 'As of Tuesday morning, a ship was booked. The next day, the ship got cancelled. We had to start a new list all over again. '... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race preview
KPMS,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011 starts from Sydney Harbour on 26 December at 13.00 AEDT. 26 December is normally a day of rest for those that celebrate Christmas wholeheartedly, using the opportunity to relax from the feasting and excess. Not so the crews of the 93 yachts currently aiming to be on the start line of the 67th Rolex Sydney Hobart.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama 4 takes third and vital points in Cape Town
Sophie Luther,
The first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 come to an end on Tuesday for Franck Cammas/FRA and the crew of Groupama 4 when they sailed across the finish line in Cape Town at 17.28.31 UTC (19:28 local time) after a total of 24 days, four hours, 28 minutes, and 31 seconds of racing.... [more]
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Maxi Banque Populaire V on form in Jules Verne Trophy
Charline Hamonic,
>Barely a week of racing has passed and there is already positive news for Maxi Banque Populaire V. After crossing the equator at 00 hours 26 minutes and 52 seconds (Paris time) last night, after five days 14 hours 55 minutes and 10 seconds* at sea, Loick Peyron and his crew are now the fastest in the history of the Trophy for this particular section.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean race: From the Spanish Castle to the Golf Course - Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race looks back to a time of hope and ambition for all six teams as they left Alicante, Spain bound for Cape Town, South Africa. The first hour long video on all the action from the first leg will be run on 3rd December.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Class40 fleet prepare for Leg 2 start
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - Last week, the Race Committee of the double-handed, Class40 GOR imposed a southern limit for the forthcoming leg two. The no-go zone stretched across the majority of the Indian Ocean below 42 degrees South from the start line's longitude beneath the Cape of Good Hope, to south of Australia, prohibiting the six Class40s in the GOR fleet from diving south on a shorter route.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Puma Ocean Racing try for par on Tristan +Video
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM onboard Puma Ocean Racing reports on the crew's progress: Today's sport outing was offensive. The Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg team was invited to play at the Tristan Golf Course, a beautiful nine-hole establishment built into the side of a volcano. And while the scenery certainly lived up to it's reputation, we were insulted by some of the on-site manners.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 - Camper second into Cape Town
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Camper skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) nursed his boat through heinous sea conditions overnight and into Table Bay to clinch second place of leg one at 10:48:04 UTC (12:48 local time) in Cape Town on Sunday after 21 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes and 4 seconds (21:21:48:04) at sea.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica victorious in Cape Town + Finish Video
Sophie Luther,
The first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has now come to a victorious end for the crew of Telefonica when they crossed the finish line in Cape Town at 1814 UTC (2014 Local Time) on Saturday after a 6500 nautical mile journey that took them 21 days, five hours, 14 minutes and 25 seconds (21:05:14:25) to complete.... [more]
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