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28 Feb 2013

Country's best honored in SF—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond

Left to Right: 2012 Rolex Yachtswoman of the year Jennifer French and Rolex Yachtsman of the year Johnny Heineken  Tom O'Neal / Rolex
Each winter, Rolex and US Sailing team up to honor its US Sailing's 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year recipients. These fine sailors are chosen each year by a panel of sailing journalists, and the awards serve as one of the country's biggest sailing honors. This year's winners were kiteboarding phenom Johnny Heineken and Jennifer French who, along with her crewmember, JP Creignou, was the lone skipper to have captured a medal at the London Olympics 2012 or the London Paralympics 2012.

The awards ceremony took place earlier this week in San Francisco at the venerable St. Francis Yacht Club-apropos, given the world-class sailing that's about to take place on this storied body of water later this year.

'We were standing on their shoulders and fortunate for our outcomes,' said French of the amazing people that offered support and friendship to her team. 'To gain a silver medal...it was not only an honor to represent Team USA but also an honor to follow in the footsteps of [2008 Gold medalist] Nick Scandone and his legend as well.'

For his part, Heineken is excited about how much kiteboarding has evolved in a short span of time. 'Sailing has always been about speed to me,' said Heineken. 'I've been working with the best guys to stay on top of the game, and I'm fortunate that many of them are from the Bay Area. We're seeing the sport take off, on the racing side especially; people are noticing they can go sailing in lighter and lighter conditions and still have fun.'

Get the full report on these hyper-talented sailors, inside this issue.

On board NZL5 as Emirates Team New Zealand practice race against Luna Rossa on the Hauraki Gulf. 20/2/2013  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

Meanwhile, in America's Cup news, word has emerged that Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa have stepped up their level of pre-Louis Vuitton Cup (LVC) racing with a friendly, semi-serious match-up on New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf. Inside, don't miss the fantastic video coverage of the two mammoth catamarans. This is the closest thing that the world has seen, to date, of AC72 racing, and there's little doubt that this year's LVC and AC34 will be a truly spectacular show.

Also AC related, Artemis Racing, the Challenger of Record for AC34, recently announced that they have already started construction on a second-generation AC72 in the team's home country of Sweden. According to plans, the new boat should be sailing on the Bay by early May. Currently, the team's first-generation AC72 is back in the shed, undergoing substantial modifications to give her better wick compared to the other AC72s afloat. Interestingly, it's not yet known whether Artemis' new boat will foil, or whether it will be a more 'traditional' catamaran.

Artemis Racing and Oracle Team USA AC72 training in San Francisco Bay in early February  Artemis Racing

'Foiling has become as big a feature of this America's Cup as the wing,' wrote Artemis CEO, Paul Cayard. 'Emirates Team New Zealand has demonstrated good control of their boat while fully foiling downwind. Luna Rossa has a virtual copy of the Kiwi's boat. Oracle is trying a variation on the theme and so far hasn't achieved the same degree of steady flight. Foiling has a cost in term of the amount of drag produced by the dagger-boards. So far, Artemis has not pursued fully foiling. It will be interesting to see which strategy pans out.'

Olympic Talent Joins Artemis Racing - John Gimson and Iain Jensen  Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing ©

Artemis also announced three new key crew appointments this week, namely that 2012 Olympic medalists Iain Jensen and Andrew Simpson have joined the Challenger of Record's squad, and that 2016 Olympic hopeful John Gimson has also donned team colors. 'These young sailors bring talent and enthusiasm to our team,' said Cayard. 'They are the future of the America's Cup.'

Emirates Team NZ - 26 February 2013  Richard Gladwell ©

Finally, be sure to check out Richard Gladwell's great image gallery of AC72s 'docking out' from their dock space in Auckland Harbor, get the latest news from the RS:X Worlds, and don't miss the update from the upcoming Bacardi Cup.

May the four winds blow you safely home,


David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor



Vendée Globe 2012-13: EC6 rigging once again passes the ultimate test
Josh Impey,
EC6 bundled continuous carbon rigging has performed flawlessly for the third time during the iconic Vendée Globe round the world race. Five of the top eight Open 60s which completed the 2012-13 Vendée Globe circumnavigation, including unofficial finisher Bernard Stamm, sported EC6 bundled carbon continuous side rigging from Composite Rigging and all five completed the marathon race without rigg... [more]
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa and ETNZ race on Hauraki Gulf - Video
Emirates Team NZ,
For the past couple of days, two America's Cup challengers, Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa have been practice racing in the Hauraki Gulf. Here's a first glimpse of what AC72 racing ahead of the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup, starting in July.... [more]
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Formula Windsurfing World Championship set for Viganj
Formula Windsurfing Class,
The 2013 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' Formula Windsurfing World Championship is set to take place at Club Bofor, Viganj, Croatia from the eighth to 13th July and will be sponsored by NORT d.o.o. The venue is well-known to many racers, having hosted previous editions of the Croatian Open Championships. This year's event is also a stop on the 2013 European Cup Tour.... [more]
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Mashich and Freitas on form in lead up to RS:X World Championship
ISAF,
After claiming gold at the RS:X South American Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nimrod Mashich and Patricia Freitas have their preparations for the 2013 RS:X World Championship off to a flying start. Whilst Mashich won the open title the South American title went to Ricardo Santos (BRA) who takes the title for the sixth time and will represent the Brazilian sailing team throughout 2013.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series announce first ever Singapore Extreme 40 team
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series is set to be become a brand new international fixture on the Singapore sports calendar until 2015, in a three year deal announced today between Series organisers OC Sport, the Singapore Sports Council and Aberdeen Asset Management.... [more]
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America's Cup: Docking out - Image gallery
Richard Gladwell,
Images taken dockside as Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Ross left Auckland's Viadauct harbour area for a training session on the Hauraki Gulf... [more]
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America's Cup: Am-Cam video of AC72 racing on the Hauraki Gulf

In the coiffed and manicured world of America's Cup PR, much of the video released is usually done with intent, and often well after the event. Over the past two days, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa have been sailing together in the Hauraki Gulf, and were caught on camera, by the crew of a 14ft powerboat.... [more]
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Sail Canada announces team for Youth Worlds 2013
Sail Canada,
Upon the completion of the final qualifying event in Clearwater, FL, Sail Canada is pleased to announce the 2013 Canadian Youth WorldSail Canada Voile Canada Team... [more]
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US Sailing unveils Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year
Jake Fish,
US Sailing Rolex Award Ceremony 2013. At an emotional ceremony today at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.) and Jennifer French (St. Petersburg, Fla.) were celebrated as US Sailing's 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.... [more]
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Budget Marine Match Racing Cup 2013 - Caribbean domination
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta,
Budget Marine Match Racing Cup 2013. With a flawless performance from start to finish, 24-year-old Virgin Islands sailor Taylor Canfield did not lose a race today en route to a dominating victory in the fifth running of the popular sailing spectacle off the Saint Maarten Yacht Club.... [more]
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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2013 - Ready to Rock
Jan Harley,
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2013. Less than a week before the fourth annual running of BMSW presented by EFG Bank, and all the boxes have been ticked for another standout event. A hot list of competitors, great race management and the impossible-to-top winter sailing destination of Biscayne Bay combine with the hospitality BMSW is known for to put on an outstanding event for one-design sailors.... [more]
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E.E. Manning Regatta 2013 - Throwback sailing
Rich Roberts,
Southern California Yachting Association's E.E. Manning Regatta 2013, hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, provided a throwback to the sport's simpler past as basic seat-of-the-pants sailing reigns on Saturday and Sunday.... [more]
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America's Cup: Spy vs Spy - Serious, or straight from the comic books?
Rod Davis writing for etnzblog.com,
Surveillance is part of America's Cup life. Everyone does it. Coach Rod Davis muses on what can be learned – and the rules that regulate it. At times the America's Cup seems just like Mad Magazine's Spy vs Spy. One team keeping tabs on another and a game of, not so much dirty tricks, but pranks played both by and against the spy.... [more]
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Sail-world.com expands customized toolbar for serious USA sailors
The Sail-World.com Team,
Sail-World.com the largest sailing marine news network in the world has an extra-ordinary amount of sailing content, currently 106,000 stories, with images and result stretching back sixteen years. This is easily the largest sailing database in the world. For serious sailors there is a USA customized Sail-World toolbar that you can use now.... [more]
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Heineken Regatta Budget Marine Match Racing Cup Images
Leighton O'Connor,
Photographer Leighton O'Connor was on deck at the Heineken Regatta Budget Marine Match Racing Cup in St. Maarten to capture this gallery of images. Leighton will be shooting the Regatta on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday so stay tuned for more great photos!... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Fresh talent set for Act 1 battle + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 1 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series is set to take place in Muscat, Oman from fifth-8th March where three new skippers and two completely new teams will bring a wealth of fresh talent to the Extreme 40 fleet in 2013, along with a set of credentials that will make predicting, not only, the outcome of the opening Act but the entire Series a near impossibility.... [more]
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Iain Jensen, Andrew Simpson and John Gimson join Artemis Racing
Jennifer McHugh,
Artemis Racing has announced the addition of 2012 Olympic medalists Iain Jensen and Andrew Simpson as well as 2016 Olympic hopeful John Gimson. The newcomers will join the team's decorated Olympians Percy, Lange, Outteridge, and Monk.... [more]
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America's Cup: Paul Cayard confirms second AC72 build in Sweden
Sail-World,
Artemis Racing's CEO, Paul Cayard has confirmed that the team has a second AC72 under construction, in Sweden, and that they expect to be sailing the new boat in early May, two months ahead of the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Writing in his blog, Cayard doesn't reveal whether the team will opt for a fully foiling AC72, or if the Swedish America's Cup Challenger will stay in partial foiling mode... [more]
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Rio Olympic Games 2016 - Finn class in Brazil
Robert Deaves,
The approach of an Olympic Games normally has a positive influence on activities in the host country and this is proving to be especially true of the Finn class in Brazil.... [more]
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A savvy boater understands 'towing' and 'salvage' differences
D. Scott Croft,
On-the-water breakdowns, running aground or other mishaps can ruin a day of boating or fishing enjoyment. But when the towboat arrives on the scene, do you know if the service is a 'tow' or a 'salvage' job? If you're ever in doubt, the safest bet is to ask the towboat crew.... [more]
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