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 24 Apr 2012
 


Hyeres, Volvo leg 6 start and more sailing news

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The Olympics draw ever close and the fourth event on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit, Semaine Olympique Française, is important practice for all the sailors contesting this event.

Megan Pascoe and Helena Lucas took the top two places in the one 2.4mR. race held, while Alison Young tops the Laser Radial group winning both her races.

Alison Young, Laser Radial.
  © Skandia Team GBR

The Volvo Ocean Race leg 6 has started and the boats are racing from Brazil to Miami, USA. The Global Ocean Race Class40s have reached their halfway point on their journey from Punta del Este, Uruguay, to Charleston, USA while the Clipper round the World yachts are tightly bunched as they race towards Panama.

The fleet of Volvo Open 70's blast away from the start line of leg 6, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA,  Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race©

ISAF has released their 2016 Equipment Evaluation reports and we have local news from around the country as the season hots up.

For all the latest sailing news from around the globe stay tuned to www.sail-world.com

Have a great week.


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Round the Island Race - Ainslie to co-helm Big Class yacht Eleonora
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Round the Island Race is being held on Saturday 30th June 2012. It has been confirmed by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, title sponsor of the event and title sponsor of triple Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie CBE, that Ben's final public racing appearance prior to his bid for a fourth Gold medal in his Finn, will be on board the Big Class yacht Eleonora,... [more]
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Push the Boat Out - Showcase sailing to the nation
Emma Slater,
RYA Push the Boat Out day, being held on 21st July, is when we are asking boaters across the country to take to the water to showcase sailing to the nation and show their support for our Olympic and Paralympic sailors prior to the London 2012 Games. Almost 100 clubs and thousands of boats across the country from Edinburgh to Essex, Aberdovy to the Isle of Wight have already signed up to take part... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Enter now for early entry discount
Jo Grindley,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, being held from 4th to 9th June 2012, is the penultimate event of the 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup. If you are thinking of competing at this year's regatta then get your entry in before 30th April to benefit from the early entry discount.... [more]
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Semaine Olympique Française now in full swing
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
The opening day of the Semaine Olympique Française, fourth event on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit, started in high gear with a strong South-Westerly and athletic racing conditions. Today was a 'winners take all' with breeze lovers making the most of the conditions by winning all races.... [more]
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PWA Reggio Calabria World Cup - Proper wind fails to appear on day 4
PWA,
On day four of the PWA Reggio Calabria World Cup, the event was blessed with roasting hot sunshine but sadly not the wind to match. Patience proved to be key, as the competitors were once again held for the whole day on the beautiful beach of Reggio Calabria.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 6 Start in Itajai - Puma leads - Full Replay
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race: Puma have wasted no time in stamping their intentions to win the Leg 6 race to their home country, leading the fleet out of Itajaí and into the first few crucial days of the 4,800 nautical mile course to Miami. See the start of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race in full replay, from Itajai, Brazil... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet across Leg 4 halfway point
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race Class40s have all crossed the halfway point of the 5,700 miles and the past seven days have been a mixture of frustration and relief as the fleet finally broke into the North-East Trade Winds.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race office monitor volcanic ash plume
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - A concertina effect has compressed the fleet over the last 24 hours as the rear markers gained ground on the front runners, piling on the pressure with over 1,750 miles left to run to the finish. There is now just 55 miles between all ten teams, and the top four boats are separated by only five miles as they battle for every last fraction of a knot... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 35- Racing gets underway after break
ACM,
This week on America's Cup Uncovered we are in Naples, Italy for the first America's Cup World Series event of 2012. Italian fans proved to be as passionate as ever for the America's Cup, with the crowd along the waterfront over the first holiday weekend (April 7-9) estimated at 250,000.... [more]
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SORC Round the Isle of Wight preview
SORC,
The SORC's solo Round the Isle of Wight race has a week to go to the start and has a total of thirty-one yachts entered so far. Under IRC once again, Ian Hoddle's eye catching pink modified Figaro 2, Rare, tops the fleet and will be keen to do well following line honors in the Nab Tower solo and solid result in Royal Southampton's double handed Weymouth races recently.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race entries include four from Bermuda
Colin Thompson - Bermuda Royal Gazette,
This year, the Newport Bermuda Race will include four yachts that will represent Bermuda. Listed among the 176 entries are Dr. Stephen Sherwin's Corby 41.5, Nasty Medicine, Bermuda Sloop Foundation's schooner, Spirit of Bermuda, Amanda Mochrie's Class 40, 40 Degrees and Mark Watson's R/P 74, Tiburon.... [more]
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PWA Reggio Calabria World Cup day 3 - Racing conditions at last
PWA,
On day three of the 2012 PWA Reggio Calabria World Cup, the promising forecast did eventually deliver racing conditions. From the beginning of the day, the wind was just below the threshold of the seven knots required to allow racing to begin. Sailors and organizers alike were in a buoyant mood about what the day ahead held in store.... [more]
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Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Young Brits take on top talent
Artemis Offshore Academy,
The 11th edition of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale is now underway and at 13.00 CET on Saturday 21st April, Artemis Offshore Academy sailors Sam Goodchild and Nick Cherry set off on the 3890nm race across the Atlantic; from Concarneau to Saint Barthelemy. Flying the flag for Great Britain and the youngest crew in the fleet, Sam and Nick are taking on the some of the finest competitors... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - War on weed escalates for Phesheya Racing
Oliver Dewar,
With the Global Ocean Race (GOR) fleet spread over 771 miles, the four, double-handed Class40s are pushing hard with Financial Crisis and Phesheya-Racing in second and third place polling the best 24 hours. As the North-East Trades provide stable breeze it has become a matter of squeezing every fraction of a knot from the boats.... [more]
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2016 Mixed Multihull - Panel report and recommendations
ISAF,
Recommendation - The Evaluation Panel recommend consideration of two of the entrants, the NACRA 17 and the Viper.... [more]
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2016 Women's Skiff Evaluation - Panel report and recommendations
ISAF,
The Evaluation Panel is unanimous in recommending that one of two boats is selected as the Equipment for the Women's Skiff event in the 2016 Olympic Sailing competition.... [more]
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Mapfre PalmaVela day 2 - Consistency pays
Eva Dallo,
In the 2012 Mapfre PalmaVela, westerly winds of 15 knots have helped the British Maxi Jethou break the tie with Magic Carpet 2 and move up to first in the Maxi class on the second day, whereas Quantum Racing's consistent performance gives them a two point advantage over Ran.... [more]
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ISAF releases 2016 Kiteboarding Format Evaluation reports
ISAF,
The 2016 Kiteboarding Format Evaluations were held in Santander, Spain from 21st to 25th March 2012. ISAF has now released the Evaluation and Technical reports.... [more]
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2016 Women's Skiff and Mixed Multihull Evaluation reports released
ISAF,
Women's Skiff and Mixed Multihull Equipment Evaluations for 2016 were held in Santander, Spain from 17th to 25th March 2012. ISAF have now released the Evaluation Panel Reports and Recommendations.... [more]
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Passage to Portland to celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Emma Slater,
Passage to Portland - With less than two weeks to go until bookings are due to close, there is still time for you to book your place for this once in a lifetime event. We are delighted to announce that as part of the weekend's activities you will have the unique opportunity to meet not one, not two but a whole host of Skandia Team GBR sailors... [more]
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Mike Sanderson on the present and future of the Volvo Ocean Race
Richard Gladwell,
Mike Sanderson was the youngest ever skipper to win the Volvo Ocean Race when he skippered the Volvo 70 ABN Amro, otherwise known as Black Betty, to victory in the 2005/06 edition of the round the world classic. Sail-World caught up with Mike Sanderson while he was in Auckland, after pulling out of Leg 5, and sought his views on a range of issues overhanging the future of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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Rolex Volcano Race preview - Close competition guaranteed
KPMS,
The Rolex Volcano Race second edition is being held from 19th to 25th May 2012 in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Twenty-two Maxis (yachts measuring over 18.29 metres/60-ft in length) are expected to compete in the regatta which marks the beginning of Rolex's impressive Mediterranean yachting season.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyéres - Women's Match Racing preview
WIMRA,
Semaine Olympique Francaise de Voile, the ISAF Sailing World Cup second European stop, is being held in Hyéres, France from 22nd April. As was the case in Palma, there will be no shortage of talent in this week's field: Seventeen teams from eleven countries. All of the countries who have qualified for the Olympics in women's match racing will be in Hyeres with the notable exception of the Dutch... [more]
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FX continues development after Womens Olympic Skiff Trials
Richard Gladwell,
Development is continuing on the FX by Mackay Boats, even though the report from the Evaluation Committee for the Olympic Womens Skiff and Mixed Multihull is yet to be publicly released. Two top womens crews, one from Australia, and the other from New Zealand, have been working on a two boat training, tuning and development program all week in Auckland.... [more]
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America's Cup: Three teams to train in New Zealand in AC72's in 2013
Richard Gladwell,
Three America's Cup teams will be sailing the giant AC72 catamarans in New Zealand during the summer of 2012/2013. America's Cup Defender, Oracle Racing today confirmed what had been rumoured for weeks around Auckland, that they would be sailing their giant AC72 class catamarans off the northern New Zealand coast. They will join the Italian Luna Rossa team and the Emirates Team New Zealand... [more]
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ISAF Match Race Rankings - Tunnicliffe and Williams remain in pole
ISAF,
In the Women's and Open ISAF Match Race Rankings Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) and Ian Williams (GBR) continue to remain in pole although there has been significant movement in the trailing packs. Open Rankings: Ian Williams (GBR) kick started his 2012 match race campaign following his second consecutive Congressional Cup victory.... [more]
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RS400 GUL Grand Prix at Bartley SC
Debbie Darling,
RS400 GUL Grand Prix was held at Bartley Sailing Club, its first RS400 event, on the 15th April 2012 and was met with a great turnout of 19 entries, 10 of whom were club members. The cool northerly breeze blowing a across the lake presented the OD with a few challenges and the sailors with some gusty, shift conditions.... [more]
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MOD70 Multi One Championships - Oman Sail announce new team
Jo Grindley,
Three of Oman's most celebrated sailors will join a top international crew for the first ever one-design trimaran MOD70 Multi One championships. Oman's Fahad Al Hasni, Mohsin Al Busaidi, and Khamis Al Anbouri joined skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA) in the French city of Lorient as Oman Sail's new next generation 70ft one-design multihull went into the water for the first time last week.... [more]
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America's Cup: Second challenger withdraws, leaves substantial debt
Richard Gladwell,
A second challenger for the 34th America's Cup, Green Comm, based in Spain, has announced it has withdrawn from the 34th America's Cup. The team has left America's Cup organisers with a substantial debt at the time of the withdrawal following a collision in one of the America's Cup World Series events. That debt had not been paid when the team withdrew on 10 April... [more]
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