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OD action and a Winter Vashon—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond


'ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne Day 5'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

The eyes of the One Design World have recently been riveted to Melbourne, Australia and the conclusion of the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, which wrapped up racing today. Here, Olympic class sailors spent the last week speed-checking against their rivals and battling for top honors in Australia, while also managing their Olympic dreams for the 2016 Games. According to the latest reports, racing has now concluded in all classes, and some usual suspects have found their way to the top of the pack in several classes.

In the 49er class, 2012 Gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen claimed the top prize after a trying week of racing. 'It's always tough to defend something, for example, if it's a World Title it's hard to defend it at the next World Champs,' said Outteridge, who has also developed a Cup reputation after AC34. 'But to defend an Olympic gold medal is a lot harder, you have to keep it up for four years. We will have to campaign the same way we did last time, while assuming that everyone has become better. That's what we are looking forward to doing.'

ISWC1 - ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2013 -  Jeff Crow- Sport the Library ©   Click Here to view large photo


The racing was all on in the Nacra 17 class as well, where the medal was still anyone’s grab going into the final race. Ultimately, Australians Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis edged-out fellow countrymen Euan McNicol and Lucinda Whitty, as well as the Kiwi team of Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders, to take the Gold.

'Today was the windiest conditions we have sailed in,' reported a happy Bundock. 'It was very windy, 25knots, breeze straight off the land, so the conditions were quite extreme. We had to beat Euan McNicol and Lucinda Whitty and in the last lap we were ahead of them so we started to sail very conservatively. The two boats in front of us were still pushing quite hard, but they capsized and left it open for us to win. We are very pleased and happy we didn't capsize.'

Nacra17 /Darren BUNDOCK & Nina CURTIS (AUS) - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne -  Jeff Crow- Sport the Library ©  


Get the full ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne report, inside this issue, and stay tuned to the website for Olympic class news, as it unfurls.

And speaking of high-end One Design racing, the Laser Masters World Championships just concluded in Oman, where Peter Seidenberg (USA) claimed the coveted 2013 Radial Great Grand Masters title. Seidenberg, it should be noted, finally beat-out his rival of more than 30 years (Keith Wilkins) to pick this plum.

2013 Laser Masters World Championships -  Oman Sail  


'This is my ninth championship win but it is particularly sweet because I have never been able to beat Keith Wilkins [before],' said Seidenberg, who trained especially hard for this regatta. 'We sailed against each other in the Grand Masters division and he always beat me. Then I won a few championships when I moved up to the Great Grand Masters but when he joined too, the game was over for me, so today I was able to take revenge.'

Laser Radial Great Grand Master Winner -  © Munther Al Zadjali  


Get the full report from the Laser Masters World Championships, inside.

Also inside, be sure to get the full report from the still-ongoing Mini Transat, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the 52 Super Series. And be sure to save a bit of screen time for the great image galleries from the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, compliments of Sail-World’s New Zealand editor, Richard Gladwell.

ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne Day 6 - Finn -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


And finally, here in the Pacific Northwest, unseasonably cold weather (think 20s…nothing by Midwest standards, but still plenty cold) turned this weekend’s Winter Vashon Race into a clear-but-frozen adventure. According to reports, multiple boats were spotted with 'crewsicles' dripping from their windward rails, and it was perhaps one of the few times that your fearless editor didn’t necessarily mind having to spend his Saturday in the (warmth) of his office on deadline, the comforting glow of his Mac replacing the biting wind at the windward mark…

Still, Karma is a rough scorekeeper, so I’m already placing bets that my next race (January’s Duwamish Head) will be a cold-weather affair!

May the four winds blow you safely home,


by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor

  

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