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All the sailing news NOT from Valencia

Welcome to this week's edition of the Sail-World Europe newsletter.

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Right now its time to read the other news...

Franck Cammas and his Groupama 3 crew are well into their latest Jules Verne Trophy attempt, the RS Tera World Championship 2010, to be held in the south of France, Notice of Race is available and the Clipper Round the World Yacht race continues, this leg racing to China.

The Safran Sailing Team has started its refit programme and the two Telefonica boats are back in the water preparing for the next Volvo Ocean Race.

Just a sample of what is on offer this week, there is plenty of news .... so enjoy.


Sail-World.com Team



Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Hull & Humber in the lead
OC Events,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Hull & Humber currently lead the fleet. The team on board the Cape Breton Island entry will miss the close racing they have had with Hull & Humber but, with the fleet aiming for the Scoring Gate in the Luzon Strait, there is every chance that they will meet again before this race is over.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta 2011 to be sailed on Hong Kong Harbour
Betty Chan,
The 14-day long Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta, scheduled for 9th to 23rd January 2011, will take place on the perfect natural arena of Hong Kong Harbour. Organised in conjunction with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC), a sailing and rowing club with over 160 years of history and one of the world's most active sailing institutions today, the Louis Vuitton Trophy Hong Kong regatta will mark the... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 leads but now for the Doldrums
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - With an average of more than 22 knots along the direct course since leaving Ushant, Groupama 3 already has more than a day's lead over the reference time...... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2010 welcomed
ISAF,
Thursday night saw the city of Istanbul officially welcome the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2010, the world's premier sailing event for youth sailors.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Oman Sail Masirah on top
OC Events,
European champions, now Oman Sail Masirah is crowned champion of the Extreme Sailing Series Asia. This event was billed locally as 'Oman Sail versus The World' and they came out on top in style.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Championships Invitation Race
Mandy Burt,
Wellington turned on more champagne sailing today for the Invitation Race of the OK Dinghy World Championships. 46 sailors left the shore in an 8 knot breeze, which built to 15 knots during the course of the race – perfect sailing conditions.... [more]
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Mascalzone Latino Audi Team unveils its plans
Valancia Sailing,
Two of the best known names in the yachting world have chosen to join forces, creating the Mascalzone Latino Audi Team. Vincenzo Onorato's team will be racing in several classes and on different race courses, focusing mainly on the Louis Vuitton Trophy, on the one-design Farr 40 and on the Melges 32 class.... [more]
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Indian Ocean Five Capes Race: Majan about to set off on a trace route
OC Events,
On Saturday, 6th February, Oman Sail's new A100 ‘Majan' alongside their 75-ft multihull ‘Musandam' will depart Muscat [Oman] to begin a new chapter in ocean racing as they embark on tracing out the route of the future Indian Ocean 5 Capes Race.With a total distance of 16,300 nautical miles (30,200km) this new course will take the new 105-foot multihull via the Indian Ocean's five great Capes.... [more]
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SB3 class: Overview of the upcoming international regatta events
Katie Ashworth,
The SB3 has seen extraordinary growth since its launch in the UK in 2002. Recently the SB3 World Council have reviewed a number of event bids from some outstanding venues and are delighted to announce that the Calendar of World and European Championships Events for the next three years has now been agreed.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia lives up to its name
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Asia - On the water, boat handling and precision gennaker hoists and drops proved crucial... The six boats raced with a reef and for the first two races without their massive gennakers, but the race committee finally gave the nod for the sails to be used in the remaining races.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 ahead of reference time
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 is ahead of the reference time. The sailing conditions were ideal this Thursday afternoon as Groupama 3 began to drop down the western side of the Cape Verde archipelago.... [more]
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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race entries pour in
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Entries for this year's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race are coming in thick and fast via the Race website at http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk The first entry received was from an eager Steve Le Butt for his Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 High Spirits.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Close racing to Qingdao
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Some close match racing has taken place in Race 6 to Qingdao over the past 24 hours with positions changing regularly. Skipper Jan Ridd and his crew on board Cape Breton Island have also been enjoying the close racing, which at times has been a little too close. 'We passed Hull & Humber in the middle of last night crossing on different tacks within feet of each... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Championships 2010 about to start
Mandy Burt,
By winning the final race of the regatta Karl Purdie cemented his lead and became the NZ OK Dinghy National champion for 2010. Karl sailed a strong regatta and was seldom far from the front of the fleet. Purdie certainly looks to be in good form going into the OK Dinghy World Championships which start in Wellington, New Zealand this weekend.... [more]
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Warren Jones Int'l Youth Regatta 2010 - Kiwis versus Aussies in semis
John Roberson,
William Tiller of Auckland's Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, heads the leaderboard at the end of the shortened round robin section of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, so gets the privilege of choosing his opponent in the semi-finals... [more]
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RS Tera World Championship 2010 Notice of Race
Zoe Handley,
The second RS Tera World Championship will take place this summer 24th-31st July at Carnac YC in South Brittany, France. Registration has just opened and already nearly 50 boats have registered from 6 countries and two continents.... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint Barth - Programme details and new partners
Luc Poupon,
Voiles de Saint Barth from Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th April 2010 - St Barts gives details of its programme and welcomes some new partners.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup series - Bumper medal haul to USA in Miami
ISAF,
The US team collected a bumper haul of 10 medals as the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup series made its second of seven stops at US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - In the line of sight
Cammas-Groupama.com,
Jules Verne Trophy - A last gybe is scheduled this Wednesday evening to take the crew right around the outside of the Cape Verde archipelago and above all conserve an optimum angle in this descent towards the equator.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Teams focus and get back into the routine
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Team Finland sticks to closest rivals Spirit of Australia as teams regain their sea legs following a fantastic Singapore stopover. Following their great start yesterday, Piers Dudin and his team on board Hull & Humber are enjoying being back out on the water once more.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Match Racing in multihulls works
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Some said it couldn't be done on more than one hull, but theSome said it couldn't be done on more than one hull, but the six Extreme 40s here at The Wave, Muscat for the Extreme Sailing Series Asia demonstrated that match racing in multihulls is not only viable, but spectacular. is not only viable, but spectacular.... [more]
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Images from Day 3 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington
Adrian Rumney,
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from from Day 3 of the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships.... [more]
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Challenger has a good day in America's Cup Jury Room
Richard Gladwell,
Other significant issues have been ruled on by the International Jury for the 33rd America's Cup in Valencia Both have gone as expected and are consistent with rulings from the New York Supreme Court on related matters, Justice Shirley Kornreich previously ruled that the America's Cup was a test of sailing technology as well as sailing skill itself.... [more]
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Telefonica's testing times
Volvo Ocean race,
Telefonica Blue is back in the water carrying out equipment and materials tests. Given that the 2011-12 Race Rule and Notice of Race show a number of changes from their predecessors, aimed at containing costs, Pedro Campos and his team have made an early start to their preparations for a Spanish campaign in the next race.... [more]
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29erXX Superbowl - Day 2, Nattrass (AUS) and Biehl (USA) hold lead
Jerelyn Biehl,
3 different teams were able to record wins in the days racing but the first day winners Hannah Nattrass (AUS) /Graham Biehl (USA) continue to lead the fleet winning four of the six races to date... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 devours deficit
Cammas-Groupama,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has already made up the deficit she accumulated during the first day in relation to the reference time. They are now dramatically picking up the pace, which should enable them to rake in a lead over Orange 2's reference time during the coming days.... [more]
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Clipper Round the Worlds Yacht Race - Singapore farewells fleet
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. The 68-foot ocean racing yachts competing in race set sail from Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore, this morning to a rousing send off featuring live music, a mass of flags and huge confetti cannons. The loudest cheer was reserved for the home team, Uniquely Singapore.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Eight teams to compete in March
Louis Vuitton Trophy media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy match race regatta. In just six weeks time, during the Southern hemisphere Summer, eight of the best sailing teams in the world will race in Auckland, New Zealand. Just over a year ago the inaugural regatta was sailed in Auckland, the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series. Ten of the best sailing teams in the world, including the current Challenger and Defender of the America's Cu... [more]
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Images from Day 2 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington
Adrian Rumney,
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from from Day 2 of the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships.... [more]
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2010 North American Course Racing Championships NOR published
Markus Schwendtner,
The Notice of Race for the 2010 North American Course Racing Championships has just been published and is available for download... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Preparing for singlehanded round the world ocean racing
Tim Kelly,
Researchers, from the University of Portsmouth Department of Sport and Exercise Science (UK), will study what it takes to be a world-class solo sailor and produce guidelines on how to prepare for sailing single-handed around the world.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 over a hundred miles behind
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Groupama 3 - Jules Verne Trophy update. After 24 hours on the water, Groupama 3 is conceding a deficit of nearly a hundred miles in relation to the reference time. On paper, this might appear worrying, but on water the situation is becoming favourable again for the giant trimaran this Monday afternoon.... [more]
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29erXX Superbowl regatta underway
Jerelyn Biehl,
The 29erXX Seiko Superbowl regatta began today under slight showers and a fresh breeze. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate and as the wind slowly died after the finish, the storm clouds gathered and the fleet was sent in barely making the dock when the first squall line hit.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Muscat Day 1 - Finesse required
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Day 1 - Muscat. With the wind reaching a maximum of nine knots, it was a slow afternoon for the Extreme 40s, requiring more brain than brawn to get round the four courses.... [more]
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Images from Day 1 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington
Adrian Rumney,
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships.... [more]
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Vendee Globe Update: Safran starts a 13 week refit program
Vendee Globe,
For ten days or so, the Safran Sailing Team has been busy working on the boat, which is now out of the water and in her shed in Saint-Philibert (Southern Brittany). A 13-week long winter refit lies ahead for the monohull, which won the last transatlantic race. She is due to be relaunched in early April. Until then, between six and eight people will be working on the boat trying to keep up with a v... [more]
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Farr 30 World Championship going to Hyeres, France for the first time
Farr 30 Class Association,
The Farr 30 Class Association and C.O.Y.C.H. are pleased to announce the 2010 Farr 30 World Championship will be held in the sparkling Mediterranean city of Hyeres, France from October 23rd to 31st... [more]
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Groupama 3 sets off on latest Jules Verne Trophy attempt
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Groupama 3 and her crew have started their latest attempt for the Jules Verne Trophy. Franck Cammas and his nine crew set off at over twenty knots in a light N'ly breeze on the back of a mass of rain... This latest record attempt begins with some encouraging, albeit tricky weather conditions. The most uncertain phase relates to the passage of Cape Finisterre as the weather window is a very short one... [more]
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Franck Cammas interview: Multi-Talented
Dominic Bourgeois, Course Au Large,
Franck Cammas is a pragmatic, rigorous, passionate guy, who enjoys all forms of sailing. After 12 seasons marked by a number of outstanding victories on the 60-foot circuit, Groupama is passing a new milestone with its investment in the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Volvo project dates back to summer 2009, when Cammas presented the idea of taking part in the race to Groupama.... [more]
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