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 06 Apr 2011
 


Ainslie back infront and all the latest sailing news

Welcome to this week's edition of our UK Sail-World.com newsletter.

The third event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the 42nd Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre regatta is underway in Palma, Spain. Day one was a big breeze day and Finn sailor Giles Scott enjoyed the conditions beating out his rivals Ben Ainslie and Ed Wright. But on day two Ainslie turned the tables and leads the Finn racing.

Giles Scott GBR Finn Day 1 - 42 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre  Jesus Renedo ©

Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron onboard Virbac-Paprec 3 have completed the Barcelona World Race as have Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez onboard Mapfre. Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella are into their last week of sailing as the finish line approaches.

72 hours of drama for the Velux 5 Oceans solo sailors, with Polish skipper Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski fearing he may have broken ribs. Chris Stanmore-Major (CSM) is struggling a little as he chose to only take 20 litres of water in his tanks, then discovered his water maker was broken.

Sir Richard Branson raced his 105ft catamaran Neckar Belle at the BVI Spring Regatta and we have images, courtesy of Ingrid Abery.

There is local sailing news from the Warsash Spring Series, from the Lark Open at Frensham Pond, the RS VAreo meeting, Musto Skiffs and more.

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RS500 GUL Grand Prix event at Burghfield Sailing Club
RS Association,
RS500 GUL Grand Prix Opening Event at Burghfield Sailing Club. Four windward-leeward courses got underway as the fleet navigated its way upwind in shifty conditions, testing the crews' agility on the wire and the helms' concentration.... [more]
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America's Cup: White Tiger becomes the latest entry
Team Korea,
As indicated by Sail-World late last week the ninth entry in the 34th America's Cup is an entry from Korea known as the White Tiger Challenge or Team Korea. The team is headed by the organiser of the Korea match Cup, and in common with most the the America's Cup Challengers accepted the details of the money-men behind the team are announced but there is no mention of design or sailing team... [more]
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Les Voiles St de Barth day two tropical tradewind breezes
Barby MacGowan,
The first day of racing at the second edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth dawned with 25 knots of tropical tradewind breeze and showers sweeping over the picturesque French island located midway down the Caribbean chain.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Problems arise for Stanmore-Major
Chris Stanmore-Major,
Velux 5 Oceans - Do you know what I would like right now? A long cold glass of water. The temperature in the cabin as I write this is 36.0C and despite the best efforts of my little fan here it is roasting.... [more]
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National 12s at Redesmere
Sophie Richards,
Eight National 12s from the spectrum of the class' history, from vintage to foiling, took to the water in gusty and unpredictable conditions.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - Great Britain leads in three classes
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
42nd Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - The second day of racing in Palma offered the 1000 sailors racing in the 10 Olympic classes and the 2.4 Paralympic events, tricky conditions with moderate and shifty winds... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia day two fight back for Ainslie
Robert Deaves,
Day two of the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia brought an early postponement and some tricky races. Day two in Palma started with the calm after the storm - lots of sore legs and tired arms after Monday's strong winds and waiting around in the sunshine as all classes were postponed ashore waiting for the wind to arrive.... [more]
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McConaghy's MC2 is redefining speed and luxury
McConaghy News,
McConaghy has teamed up with racing multihull specialist Banuls Design to launch a new range of semi-custom high-performance catamarans.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Women's Match Racing stage one completed
WIMRA,
42nd Trofeo SAR Princesa - After a long day on the water stage one was completed for the Women's Match Racing in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Advancing to the Gold Group are the three undefeated teams (Silja Lehtinen-FIN, Sally Barkow-USA and Anna Tunnicliffe-USA) and the three second place teams in each group (Claire Leroy-FRA, Silke Hahlbrock-GER, and Lucy Macgregor-GBR).... [more]
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RORC Easter Challenge ­- A golden opportunity for sailors
Louay Habib,
There is less than a month to go until the 20th edition of the RORC Easter Challenge and once again this ever-popular event has attracted a huge range of yachts. Raced on tight Solent courses over the Bank Holiday weekend, the event is an ideal way to kick-start a racing season, test new equipment and brush up on boat handling.... [more]
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How Albatrosses fly such vast distances - tacking upwind
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
The answer, says Philip L. Richardson of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), lies in a concept called dynamic soaring, in which the large bird utilizes the power of above-ocean wind shear while tacking like an airborne sailboat.... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis conclude buildup; Oracle Racing dunked in 25kts
Various,
Check out these two video clips to see Artemis Racing finish their build up in Auckland with some great boat to boat combat shots. Then see Oracle Racing caught in a 25kt squirt with too much sail on - it's close and the crew cheer at the end.... [more]
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Frensham Pond Lark Open
David Marlow,
A force 3 wind greeted the entrants to Frensham Pond Lark Open. Race 3 saw the tightest racing of the day with place changing throughout as the tricky Frensham conditions played their part.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Big breeze sailors triumph on day one
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
ISAF Sailing World Cup third event, the 42 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre is underway in Palma. The 2.4 paralympic fleet, sailing out of Calanova Yacht Club, was the first to complete two races. Giles Scott (GBR), enjoyed the strong wind in Palma and won today's both races in his group. Tom Slingsby (AUS) also claimed two races.... [more]
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Warsash Spring Series Week 4 enjoys a brisk breeze
Flavia Bateson,
On the fourth week of the Warsash Spring Series, there was an opportunity for crew to sit on the windward rail whilst spray whipped across the foredeck. After three quiet weeks, on Sunday April Third, the breeze blew steadily from the south-west. Competitors and race officers alike enjoyed the livelier conditions.... [more]
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RYA responds to proposed modernisation of Coastguard service
Emma Slater,
In its response to the MCA's consultation paper regarding the modernisation of the Coastguard service the RYA has made it absolutely clear that its principle concern is to ensure that all Coastguard services that are currently delivered, including search and rescue, provision of maritime safety information and VHF voice communication, continue at the same level and indeed are improved.... [more]
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RS Vareo Open Meeting tight competition
RS Association,
The RS Vareo Open Meeting on Saturday 2nd April, at Burghfield Sailing Club, was the second of the 2011 Gul Grand Prix events.... [more]
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Central Lechera Asturiana damaged and heading for Auckland
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race competitors Central Lechera Asturiana has damage to a structural ring frame around the engine box and have turned back to head probably for Auckland.... [more]
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World Champions Percy and Simpson start 2012 preparations
Lindsey Bell,
British sailing's Olympic and World Champions Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson prepare to race at the next leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series starting in Palma, Majorca, on Monday 4th April... [more]
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Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup 2011
International Maxi Association,
Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup - The International Maxi Association (IMA) is pleased to announce some news about the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup, the transoceanic crossing of the Atlantic for maxi yachts leaving towards Caribbean at the end of the Mediterranean sailing season.... [more]
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Wildwind Holidays: Vassiliki Watersports Festival - Wind and Bikinis!
Simon Morgan,
Wildwind Holiday's: Vassiliki Watersports Festival - How often do you get a chance to see exactly what you are doing wrong on the race course and why others get ahead of you?... [more]
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