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 24 Nov 2010
 


Italian Team makes a charge, Route du Rhum and much more ....

Welcome to our latest Sail-World.com European newsletter.

The Louis Vuitton Trophy continues in Dubai with Mascalzone Latino Audi Team made a charge up the leaderboard in Round Robin 2. And to add a little spice to the proceedings crews raced Dhows - dont miss the picture galleries and video of this event.

The solo sailors of the Rhoute du Rhum continued to cross the finish line this week, the latest group being the Class40s. The Perth International Regatta has just concluded in Western Australia, and we have news and galleries of images from the event by photographer Richard Langdon.

A Spanish Team is the latest entry in the Global Ocean Race, the PWA Cabo Verde event continues and although plagued by light winds, we do have some great pictures from photographer John Carter.

Plus there is our very popular feature 'Video Selections of the Week' - not to be missed!

All this and much more ...

Have a great week.


Sail-World.com Team



Sailing Videos of the Week - the Sail-World selection - serious action
The Sail-World Team,
More and more great sailing video footage is turning up online. For your enjoyment Sail-World is going to bring you a mixture of the latests and greatest and some historic footage each week. If you'd like to make sure everyone sees the best old stuff, give us your feedback.... [more]
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The Pope speaks on the 2016 Olympic Events
Paul Henderson,
Former ISAF President Paul Henderson was one of the comments Sail-World NZ alluded to as being one of the many off the record comments we received after the announcement of the 2016 Olympic Events by the International Sailing Federation.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Artemis Racing by Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch images,
Sander van der Borch sent these images of Artemis Racing at the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Images by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
Photographer Chris Schmid has sent these images from the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - Perth set for action
John Roberson,
Sailing's answer to Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Raffa are in town, Ben Ainslie and Ian Williams of Britain and Frenchman Mathieu Richard. Mathieu Richard has put in a big year on the International Tour, and has the world championship within his grasp, he will be looking to go into next week's Monsoon Cup in Malaysia on a high, so a good performance in Perth is essential.... [more]
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PWA Cabo Verde World Cup - Fernandez claims Wave World title
Paul Griffiths,
PWA Cabo Verde World Cup - Victor Fernandez claims his first ever PWA wave world title following a gruelling nine days on standby in Cabo Verde!... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Distraction not in Minoprio's dictionary
WMRT,
World Match Racing Tour - Legendary sailing commentator, Peter Montgomery MBE, believes the race to become ISAF Match Racing World Champion is simply too close to call. However, one thing he is certain of is that Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/Blackmatch Racing will be focussed solely on retaining what he believes is his rightful crown.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Mascalzone Latino Audi Team to semifinal
Lorenza Priamo,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Mascalzone Latino Audi Team concluded today the second round robin of Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai, holding third place on the overall leaderboard, thus clinching a spot in the semifinals that kick off on Thursday, November 25th.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing looks to semifinals
Tim Jeffery,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing, led by its 31-year-old skipper James Spithill of Australia, advanced to the semifinal round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai as the top-ranked team with 17 points on a 13-2 record.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Semi-finalists decided
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Sailing teams from the USA, New Zealand, Italy and France will contest the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai starting Friday.... [more]
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Get Ready For The Most Exciting Monsoon Cup Ever
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
The Monsoon Cup, which has a tradition of exciting racing and unexpected results, will once again take centre stage when it hosts the final event of the World Match Racing Tour season with up to five skippers still in with a chance of being crowned ISAF Match Racing World Champion.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai images from Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
Photographer Chris Schmid's action images from the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Mascalzone Latino one step from semifinal
Lorenza Priamo,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Everybody knew it was going to be a hard-fought day. It was precisely on this decisive day that the 'Latin Rascals' would start racing seriously, clinching two splendid wins: the first one against Artemis and the second one against Synergy. The Italian team now stands third in the overall leaderboard, just behind leaders BMW Oracle Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand.... [more]
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2011 Melges 24 European Championship Change of Venue
Melges 24 Class Association,
The IMCA Executive Committee received notification from Haugesund (Norway) that with deep regret it was withdrawing from hosting the 2011 Melges 24 European Championship.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - The second wave of Class40s
Oliver Dewar,
Throughout Thursday and early on Friday, the lead pack of single-handed Class40's swarmed over the finish line of the Route du Rhum. Thomas Ruyant and his 2009 Tyker40 Destination Dunkerque were first across the line, followed by Nicolas Troussel and the new Pogo S² Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne just over three-and-half hours later.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Race veterans head Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team
Volvo Ocean Race,
The 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race winning navigator, Jules Salter (GBR), heads a strong quartet of race veterans signed up to the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team for the 2011-12 round-the-world race. Jules Salter (GBR), Craig Satterthwaite (NZL) as watchleader, Justin Slattery (IRL) on bow, and Simon Fisher (GBR). With skipper Ian Walker at the helm, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing will have one of the most experie... [more]
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Images of Dubai: Dhow racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy + Video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget presents this gallery of images of the dhow racing staged on the lay day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - providing the top monohull racing crews with a taste of centuries old sailing culture in boats built of Indian teak and capable of sailing almost at the speed of the wind.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy images by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmidt images,
Photographer Chris Schmid presents this gallery of images from the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. We hope you enjoy them... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - A strong French team is entry number 19
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - A fifth, French, double-handed Class40 team has entered bringing the total of confirmed entries to 19 with a rush of four entries within the last four weeks. The highly-experienced, professional sailor, Lionel Regnier, will be sharing the circumnavigation with two co-skippers: fellow Frenchman, Pierre-Yves Cavan, and Belgian yachtsman, Denis Van Weyn Bergh.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Images by Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Artemis Racing during the second day of the RR2. Not the best day as Artemis Racing lost two matches, one against Synergy and one against BMW Oracle.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Artemis and Synergy battle
Artemis Racing,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Racing got off a bit later than usual today with 9-11 knots of breeze. We had two races and were up against the Russian team Synergy with Italian Francesco Bruni at the helm in the first race, followed by America's Cup holders BMW Oracle Racing.... [more]
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ARC 2010 Starts - 233 yachts cross the line in sunshine
World Cruising Club,
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) started in spectacular style today as 233 yachts from 26 nations sailed across the start line off Las Palmas de Gran Canaria heading for their final destination, 2,700 nautical miles away in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - No revenge for Mascalzone Latino Team
Lorenza Priamo,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - It was another day with sour taste for Mascalzone Latino Audi Team on the waters of the most famous race course in the Arab Gulf. Vincenzo Onorato's team lost its race against Emirates Team New Zealand, in the second qualifying round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle keeps top spot after split
Tim Jeffery,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - By splitting its two races today BMW Oracle Racing maintained the top spot at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. BMW Oracle Racing skipper James Spithill and his crew defeated the Swedish-flagged Artemis Racing, a challenger for the 34 America's Cup, by 1 minute and 3 seconds, and lost by 45 seconds to All4One, the combined French/German team.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Medal hat-trick for GBR sailors
Lindsey Bell,
Perth International Regatta - Britain's sailors picked up three more medals on the final day of racing at the Perth International Regatta on Sunday (21 November) taking their total to five at this test event for the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta images from Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon images,
Photographer Richard Langdon has sent these images from today's competition at the Perth International Regatta... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy racing put on hold
Paul Cayard,
Louis Vuitton Trophy racing was put on hold so the six teams could race a traditional Dhow race. Dhows have plied the waters of the Arabian Gulf for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Nowadays, they race them regularly in fleets of up to 70 boats.... [more]
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2010 PWA Cabo Verde World Cup – Day six an all British affair
Vivienne Masters,
On day 6 of the PWA Cabo Verde World Cup, a dramatic day sees four more heats completed, a man in hospital, the first title contender down, and a few less urchins on the rocks of Curral Joul!... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - More on the Olympic Decision
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November - following the 'Olympic Decision - will ISAF get caught by a Yorker?' and the earlier 'Olympic sailing destined for another major jolt at Athens in November'. You can have your say on the Olympic Events by http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Gladwells-Line:-Olympic-Decision---will-ISAF-get-caught-by-a-Yorker/75967!clicking_here... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - RS:X Open Up Top, Down Under
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Three of the RS:X Sailors competing at the 2010 Perth International Regatta on the Fremantle course share their stories while waiting for the unusually light wind to fill-in.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai & Extreme 40s in Miami
Artemis Racing,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Today was a special day here in Dubai. The Louis Vuitton Trophy racing was put on hold so the six teams could race a traditional Dhow race. Dhows have plied the waters of the Arabian Gulf for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Nowadays, they race them regularly in fleets of up to 70 boats.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Slingsby wins Gold in tricky conditions
Craig Heydon,
Perth International Regatta - Tom Slingsby has picked up the Australian Sailing Team's first medal at the Perth International Regatta, winning Gold in the Laser class on Saturday.... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 - Skiffs and Cats to compete
Herman Hell,
This year's Kieler Woche will be more modern than ever. It will include a debut for two skiff classes and a comeback for two catamaran classes on the Kiel Fjord. This shows the immediate reaction of the persons resonsible for the Kieler Woche on the decision of the International Sailing Federation ISAF on Friday, 12 November, to re-include the catamarans in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Kiwis defeat Sweden, retain second place
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - After the end of racing today at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai the top of the leaderboard remained unchanged from yesterday.... [more]
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America's Cup: Construction of AC45 passes milestone at Core Builders
America's Cup Media,
This week marked a significant milestone in the building of the new AC45 catamarans, when the first hull was released from its moulds at the Core Boatbuilding facility in Warkworth, north of Auckland, New Zealand. 'This is an exciting time for us,' said Tim Smyth, who along with Mark Turner directs the boatbuilding operation. 'This is where we get to see the quality we have achieved.'... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Drawing conclusions
Barcelona World Race,
Frustrated hopes for three Barcelona World Race skippers who raced the Route du Rhum in the IMOCA class. Kito de Pavant abandoned the race, a disappointing fourth place went to Jean-Pierre Dick and an unexpected sixth place for Michel Desjoyeaux.... [more]
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