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 23 Jun 2012
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Franck Cammas takes the Volvo 70 skippers sailing on Groupama 3 Trimiran.  Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race©
Volvo Ocean Race racers are enjoying their week off in Lorient; earlier this week, keen cyclist Franck Cammas lead many VOR crew members on a taste of the Tour de France through the Brittany countryside. Always the distinguished host, or maybe this was just an opportunity to showcase how the French do it, he then treated fellow skippers to a wild ride on his record breaking trimaran Groupama 3.

Welcome to Yorkshire - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race  Steve Holland/onEdition

Welcome to Yorkshire is leading the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race scattered fleet across the Atlantic where challenging conditions over the past week have hampered progress on this leg. With upwind racing as the sole choice on the menu for the past few days, teams are running out of strategic options and find themselves at the mercy of an unforgiving Northern Atlantic ocean. Quingdao has headed back to Newfoundland to provide medical attention to British crewmember Lynn Harmer who suffered a back injury.

Oracle Team USA racing in Venice, Italy  © Guilain Grenier / Team USA

The America's Cup World Series is back in North America this week; the event gets underway in Newport, Rhodes Island on Thursday, June 28th. Oracle Team USA Spithill is the series scoreboard leader and has their eyes on the championship. Many fans are expected to enjoy the perfect venue with the racing course is set inside Narragansett Bay, spectators can watch from shore at Fort Adams. I'll be enjoying the fast paced AC45's winged catamarans on-line at www.americascup.com/

In local racing circles, the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is proud to announce that loyalty and rewards platform provider Ackroo will be the title sponsor of the 2012 event. On the South Shore of Lake Ontario, Canadian teams swiped three of four top spots in the annual Great Lakes Challenge Cup hosted by the Rochester Yacht Club.

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor


Paul Tingley represents the CST at Kiel Week
Canadian Sailing Team,
Whoah heads up! The Kieler Woche (Translation: Kiel Week) Regatta is well under way in scenic Kiel Germany. This 130 year old regatta is host to a week of city wide events, centered around the sailing. There are over 2000 boats with fleets spread wide and far. Kite surfing, ORC, Swan 45's and J-80's are just selection of the handful of non-olympic boats that are racing.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Skippers try sailing at 34kts aboard Groupama
Volvo Ocean Race,
Chris Nicholson of Camper and Sanya's Mike Sanderson, along with Telefónica shore boss Horacio Carabelli, had the ride of a lifetime aboard record breaking trimaran Groupama 3. With around 20 knots of wind and some big seas off Lorient on Friday morning, Cammas gave the monohull sailors an exhilarating two hour taste of high speed multihull sailing, blasting along at up to 34 knots.... [more]
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Lake Ontario 300 Challenge Race Announces Ackroo as Official Sponsor
Sail-World Canada,
The organizers of the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge Race are proud to announce that loyalty and rewards platform provider Ackroo will be the title sponsor of the 2012 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge. The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge race organizers are delighted to have a sponsor who shares similar desires to grow and support the boating industry.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race fleet battle in tough sailing conditions
Ruth Harrington,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams continue to fight it out in the toughest of sailing conditions brought on by a tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean, nothing could dampen the team's determination to win valuable extra points at the Scoring Gate. Visit Finland, which is currently in second place on the overall leader board, was the third entry to reach the optional Scoring Gate yesterday... [more]
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AC World Series Newport - Oracle Racing Spithill in it to win it
Tim Jeffery,
The America's Cup World Series Newport is set to get underway on Thursday June 28 and Oracle Team USA Skipper Jimmy Spithill and crew have their eye on the prize – the '11-'12 ACWS Season Championship. Oracle Team USA Spithill enters the finale holding a 4-point lead in the overall standings. 'We've always just wanted to be in a position to win the championship, and now we're there,' said Spithill... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet fight through tropical storm
Ruth Harrington,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race - It has been an eventful 24 hours for the ten strong fleet of racing yachts. With a tropical storm threatening to hamper the fleet's progress, it seems nothing will stand in the way of the teams' individual determination to win that coveted podium position, and those valuable extra points.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper - the ride so far + Video
Hamish Hooper,
Some eight months ago the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race got underway in Alicante, Spain. Since then it has been roller-coaster ride for Camper with plenty of ups, a few downs, some amazing sailing and a heap of fun. With only one leg and two in-port races left to go here's a quick look back at some of the highlights of the campaign to date – from injuries in the Atlantic and a visit from King Neptun... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Davies Video, Golding's new mast, Thomson sets out
Vendee Globe,
The Vendee Globe, a single handed round the world non-stop race, begins on 10th November 2012. Sam Davies (Savéol) was out at sea for her Vendée Globe qualifying course, the British yachtswoman had to stop in Coruna. Gamesa skipper Mike Golding can get back out sailing again and Alex Thomson left the Straits of Gibraltar on Tuesday night (19th June) to sail non-stop to New York.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Lilla victorious in Cruiser Division
Talbot Wilson,
In the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race, ‘Lilla', the big red Briand 76 (IRL7600) owned by Simon and Nancy De Pietro of Cork, Ireland and Mattapoisett MA, sailed a fast straight-forward race achieving victory in Class 13 in the Cruiser Division. ‘Lilla' also took first place in the whole Cruiser Division and will be presented with the Carleton Mitchell Finesterre Trophy for first place.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica aims for a positive finish
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Telefónica skipper Iker Martínez says his Spanish team are focused on finishing the 2011-12 edition on a high after two broken rudders during Leg 8 from Lisbon to Lorient all but dashed their hopes of overall victory.... [more]
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Kiel Week - Kiteboarding makes it's Sailing World Cup debut
Markus Schwendtner,
Kieler-Woche hosted two Kiteboarding demonstrations in Kiel, Germany yesterday, Wednesday 20th June 2012. After Kiteboarding has been chosen as an event for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at the ISAF mid-year meeting in Stresa, Italy, earlier this year, the new sailing discipline made it's first appearance during this final event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Kiel.... [more]
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Canada take three of top four spots - 2012 Great Lakes Challenge Cup
Katie Nicoll,
The Great Lakes International Challenge Cup and Stolze Cup were held at the Rochester Yacht Club on June 15-17, 2012. Competitors from four countries vied for the coveted cup over varied wind conditions and some good current at the mouth of the Genesee River.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Further retributions follow 2016 Olympic Events vote
Richard Gladwell,
Protests and revelations continue to roll on the back of the controversial decision by a 19-17 vote by the ISAF Council at the Mid-Year Meeting in early May to select Kiteboarding as a 2016 Olympic event. After publication of the voting lists, the Spanish Federation were forced to issue an apology for the actions of Gerardo Seeliger, who it was said was confused by the voting system.... [more]
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Kiel Week final day glory
Kieler Woche,
The Kiel Week medal race was once again the crowning highlight at the close of racing for the Olympic classes and again the final of the Lasers, with a live broadcast in front of the Audi Lounge, attracted the audience. Philipp Buhl (Sonthofen) took revenge for the previous year, finishing first in the last race and thus managed to slip in front of Simon Grotelueschen (Kiel) overall.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Invictus on top
Talbot Wilson,
In the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race, although the Carkeek 40 ‘Decision' owned by Steve Murray (New Orleans LA) was the top Onion Patch boat, the United States Naval Academy (USNA) TP52 ‘Invictus' maintains first place for individual entries with a second in the 23-boat fleet. 'Invictus' had a first in the NYYC Annual Regatta June 9-10 in Newport.... [more]
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London 2012 Olympics – Unused sailing qualification places assigned
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition is being held in Great Britain from 29th July to 12th August. Sixty three nations will be represented after the unused qualification places were assigned. Tripartite places, which are aimed at the world's smallest National Olympic Committees, were assigned by the International Olympic Committee to the Cook Islands and St Lucia in the Laser Radial... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Mark Watson reflects on 'race to remember'
Colin Thompson, The Royal Gazette,
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) skipper Mark Watson has described this year's Newport Bermuda Race as a 'race of a lifetime'. The Argo Group CEO's chartered Reichel-Pugh 74, Wizard, was the fourth boat to finish the 635 mile race on corrected time of 40 hours, 38 minutes and 24 seconds respectively.... [more]
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Images from the Toronto and Area Hospice Regatta
Dave McGuire,
Toronto photographers shares on-water images from the Toronto and Area Hospice Regatta held this past weekend at the National Yacht Club.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Carina steals the show
Talbot Wilson,
In the Newport Bermuda Race, going into Monday evening, LLwyd Ecclestone's ‘Kodiak' crew was hopeful of winning the St. David's Lighthouse Trophy, the most coveted of the three main Newport Bermuda Trophies awarded to the corrected time winner of the large amateur division. Then came ‘Carina' to steal the show.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - We won't give up says Puma's skipper
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read (Puma) has vowed he and his crew will keep on fighting until the very end. Read said Puma had approached the almost 2,000 nautical mile leg from Lisbon to Lorient via the Azores as a ‘must win' after making steady progress up the leaderboard since the first leg retirement.... [more]
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Kiel Week - Stormy day 3 action
Kieler Woche,
Kiel Week - On day three of Kieler Woche, weather conditions on the race courses of the Olympic classes and the One Designs were hard to predict. After just one race, head of the organizing committee, Jobst Richter (Kiel Yacht Club), had to stop the races at noon because of a small thunder cell with strong winds that was approaching the Kiel Fjord faster than predicted.... [more]
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Toronto Area Hospice Regatta ends on high note
Greg Nicoll,
Two days of great one design racing at the Toronto Area Hospice Regatta ended with $15,000 being presented to Perram House of Toronto, a palliative care residence that provides end of life care to individuals that have a limited life expectancy.... [more]
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Crash and burn video selections from Sail-World.com
The Sail-World team world-wide has put together a selection of crash and burn videos which include a compilation of sailing crashes and capsizes, footage of the crash between Alinghi and Team Extreme during the Extreme Sailing Series and also some amazing kite and windsurfing action.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race record smashed
Talbot Wilson,
The Newport Bermuda 635 mile race record has been smashed by George David's 90ft maxi Rambler, clipping a massive 14 hours off the previous best time set 10 years ago by Roy Disney's Pyewacket. The new record now stands at 39hr, 39 minutes, 18 seconds (subject to ratification) - an average speed of 16knots.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Final prizegiving in Les Sables d'Olonne
Oliver Dewar,
In the Global Ocean Race, separated momentarily from their Class40s, the teams attended the final, official event of the GOR 2011-12 in Les Sables d'Olonne and joined 150 guests at the event's prize giving held in the town's Salle Audubon on Boulevard Pasteur in the middle of Les Sable's old town on Saturday evening.... [more]
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