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 22 Jun 2013

Kieler Woche, America's Cup, VOR and more...

Esimit Europa 2 - Kieler Woche 2013  Guido Trombetta
Kieler Woche, the world's biggest sailing event, gets underway this weekend. Athletes will fight for Kieler Woche medals in eight Olympic sailing disciplines, among these the two new Olympic classes 49erFX for women and Nacra 17 for mixed crews, in the paralympic 2.4Metre, in 17 international classes such as the /one one-design class of Germany's biggest boatyard Bavaria, as well as in 18 offshore classes (ORC/ORC-Club, one-design and multihulls).

Artemis Racing's Törnqvist Joins the Team on the AC45  Artemis Racing

America's Cup related, Torbjörn Törnqvist, owner of the Swedish-flagged Artemis Racing - the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup - has arrived in San Francisco to meet with the team for the second time in the last month, train, and get some on-the-water time aboard a foil-borne AC45. According to reports, Törnqvist wasted little opportunity before logging some AC45 tiller time and catching his first ride on foils.

'It has been great to be together with the team, and I am impressed with what they've been able to accomplish under such difficult circumstances,' said Törnqvist. 'There is clearly still a lot of work to do, but safety remains the central consideration.' Check out the multimedia report, inside this issue.

Volvo Ocean Race - 40 Years, 40 Faces exhibition  Western Morning News/Ajax/DPPI

For ocean racing fans, the Volvo Ocean Race's Media Team has put together a great multimedia presentation that offers some excellent 'sizzle-reel' imagery of the first 40 years' worth of this storied competition. Be advised: This short film (2:39) is best watched on the biggest screen possible!

J-Class - 2013 Superyacht Cup Palma  © Ingrid Abery

At the Superyacht Cup in Palma the sailors are enjoying some spectacular sailing. Don't miss the great images from photographer Ingrid Abery showcasing the racecourse action.

Summer sailstice, Viking style  .. .

And finally, this coming Saturday (June 22) marks the annual Summer 'Sailstice,' a worldwide series of events that strive to get people out on the water and having fun, while also celebrating the longest days of 2013. Check out the website and get ready to celebrate the solstice this coming weekend.

The Sail-World.com Team

International Optimist Regatta - 113 Sailors from 9 Nations
Carol Bareuther,
Over 100 7 to 15 year olds will set sail in the 21st International Optimist Regatta presented by Glacial Energy, June 21 to June 23. This marks the second year in a row that the event has surpassed the 100-mark in participation.... [more]
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America's Cup: Protagonists believed to be well apart on key issues
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World understands that while the teams have agreed on many of the basic safety issues proposed for the 2013 America's Cup Regatta, they are very entrenched on a few others affecting the broad format of the regatta. Sources spoken to by Sail-World believed that a full International Jury Hearing would be required next week to sort out the outstanding issues... [more]
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Inaugural Nacra 17 World Championship set for The Hague
Diana Bogaards,
Starting on Sunday July 21st, 2013 and running until Saturday July 27th, the first ever Nacra 17 World Championships bring the global Olympic top of multihull sailing to The Hague, Netherlands. With one month to go, there are now fifty entries from 22 countries. This new sailing discipline is part of the program of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.... [more]
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Superyacht Cup Palma - Close racing on Day 2
Kate Branagh,
Superyacht Cup Palma Day 2, Pantaenius race day, sailors enjoyed some spectacular sailing all today. The start of racing designed to coincide with the arrival of the sea breeze in the early afternoon was much the same if a little lighter and shiftier than yesterday.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - A very special challenge + Live streaming video
Hermann Hell,
Kieler Woche races get underway from 22nd to 30th June 2013. The kick-off, even for a sailor like Jochen Schuemann, will be a very special challenge. When the three-time Olympic champion and two-time America's Cup winner skippers Esimit Europa 2, the biggest yacht ever to take part in Kieler Woche, he will have to steer her clear of the more than 100 yachts that will crowd at the starting line... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Foul tide for start of Leg 4
Prince de Bretagne Sailing Team,
The start of the fourth and final leg of La Solitaire du Figaro 2013 was marked by an overcast sky, light drizzle, light wind and a foul tide... [more]
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Solitaire du Figaro - Tir groupé en mer d'Iroise
Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon,
Yann Eliès (Groupe Quéguiner - Leucémie Espoir) mène le bal après une nuit passée à tirer des bords au près dans un vent d'ouest-sud-ouest faible à modéré et une vraie purée de pois. Le passage à Ouessant à contre courant a été l'épisode important de la nuit.... [more]
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2014 RORC Caribbean 600 - Bernie's Back!
Trish Jenkins,
Bernie's Back! Two previous competitors have been quick off the mark to confirm their participation in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's (RORC) 2014 Caribbean 600 race, but it was five-times race veteran, Bernie Evan-Wong who got there first.... [more]
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America's Cup: Törnqvist takes the helm of Artemis AC45
Jennifer McHugh,
Artemis Racing's owner, Torbjörn Törnqvist, touched down in San Francisco this week, where he spent time with the team—working out, taking part in dive training, and sailing on the AC45 (even notching a new speed record). It was Torbjörn's second visit in the last month.... [more]
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EUROSAF 2K European Club Championship - YCCS to be represented
Jill Campbell,
A team representing the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) will take part in the second edition of the two keelboat team racing European Club Championship to be held from 21st to 23rd June in Bataviahaven, Lelystad, Holland.... [more]
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Danish Open Ladies Cup - Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen on top after day 1
Joakim Hermansson,
The 2013 Danish Open Ladies Cup is now underway and after the first day, it's not surprising to see a home sailor on top of the scoreboard. But maybe you have expected it to be the World Championship silver medallist and ISAF world ranking number one, Camilla Ulrikkeholm.... [more]
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Superyacht Cup: Day 2 J-Class images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Ingrid Abery was present for day two of the Superyacht Cup in Palma to capture this selection of images of the J-Class racing action.... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Images from the passage at Giraglia Rock
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Carlo Borlenghi was on the water during the Giraglia Rolex Cup to capture these images of the fleet as they passed Giraglia Rock.... [more]
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Solitaire du Figaro - Retrousser la Manche
Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon,
L'ultime étape de La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire s'annonce comme la plus délicate à négocier et particulièrement ouverte pour les places sur le podium et pour départager nombre de coureurs qui ne sont séparés que de quelques minutes au classement sur trois manches.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: 40 Years of the Volvo Ocean Race - Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Volvo Ocean Race, VOR's media team have created a short film about the spirit and the people behind sport's ultimate test of character. Since its beginnings as the Whitbread in 1973 to the present day, the Volvo Ocean Race has been about passion, courage and pride.... [more]
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Crowning at the Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championships
IWA Office,
Crowning of champions at the Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championships drew to a close at Windsurfing Marina Julia, Monfalcone... [more]
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Zou Inter Marine – now with added Byte
John Curnow,
Like little packets of data running around the Internet, Zou Inter Marine are busy delivering lots of Byte CIIs in to the North American, Asia/Pacific and European markets.... [more]
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Danish Open Ladies Cup - Sailors ready for competition in Skovshoved
Joakim Hermansson,
This Thursday, nine of the world's most competitive sailors will race in Skovshoved, just north from the capital Copenhagen, at the Danish Open Ladies Cup. The event, hosted by the Royal Danish Yacht Club, will be the third on the inaugural 2013 Women's International Match Racing Series. The battle will be not only for WIMRS-points, but also a prize purse of $12,500 USD.... [more]
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Southern Spars make two finals at the 2013 Auckland Exporter Awards
Southern Spars NZ, an Auckland-based world leader in carbon spars and rigging is a finalist in two categories at the 2013 Auckland Exporter of the year Awards. Southern Spars NZ has been selected as a finalist in the Auckland Export Awards 2013 in two categories - The Westpac Exporter of the Year award (total sales over $25 million) and the Baldwins Intellectual Property Best Commercialisation... [more]
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America's Cup: Images and video from two AC72 boat racing in San Fran
While the Mediators from the International Jury try and bring some certainty to the Louis Vuitton Cup, two of the teams involved, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa put in the time on the water with some more practice racing on San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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Superyacht Cup Palma, day 1 - Great day for a J
Kate Branagh,
The opening day of the Superyacht Cup proved to be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the powerful J's. Conditions in the bay of Palma were predictably perfect with the early afternoon sea breeze averaging 15-19 knots and wave height of only 1.5m, a contrast to the last battle of the J's in St Barths.... [more]
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America's Cup: Four teams face-off San Francisco's AT&T Park + Videos
America's Cup Media,
The first competition for the America's Cup Summer of Racing was seen by baseball fans today as the four skippers fought good-naturedly over who threw the fastest pitch and who pounded a perfect strike into the mitts of Sergio Romo and Nick Noonan of the San Francisco Giants. See images and video from Emirates Team NZ and America's Cup TV on the day with the Giants... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Images from the start by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for the Giraglia Rolex Cup to capture this gallery of images. Enjoy!... [more]
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J-Class exhibition race images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at the J-Class exhibition race in Palma, Mallorca to capture this selection of images.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings - Williams and Ulrikkeholm on top
The ISAF World Match Race Rankings for 19 June 2013 has now been released. Ian Williams (GBR) holds onto world number one in the Open Match Race Rankings whilst ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship silver medallist Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) moves to the world number one position on the women's rankings.... [more]
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