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 07 Apr 2011
 
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The Canadian Sailing Team is in Palma!

The Velux 5 Oceans skippers are also facing a variety of challenges on their quest towards North America. While Gutek will soon find out whether the makeshift repairs to his broken bowsprit will hold, in the lead, Brad van Liew has to contend with very light conditions around the equator. This is a significant change of pace following the frequently changing conditions he survived last week, 'Worst sailing conditions of my life' he claimed; to add insult to injury, giant flying fish attacked him while he stood in the cockpit! Derek has entered stealth mode again, hoping to gain tactical advantage on the fleet by hiding his position for 24 hours.

As expected, Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron on Virbac-Paprec 3 were the first ones back in Barcelona following their Barcelona World Race circumnavigation. Following in second place, the MAPFRE Spanish team, composed of Olympic medalists Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez was greeted by a huge home town crowd. With less than 100 miles to go, another Spanish team, Renault ZE, will likely complete the podium when Pachi Rivero and Antonio Piris reach Barcelone tomorrow. Who knew that the Spaniards were the new worldwide offshore leaders! Congratulations to all the skippers!

The Canadian Yachting Association is looking to improve overall communication about the progressive developments happening across the broad spectrum of CYA activities. They have developed a survey in the hope that you will be able to help them learn how to communicate more effectively. Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CYAComunications and take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. You are also welcome to use the comment boxes to express any views you may have over and above the questions asked. All respondents will be entered in a draw, with the first drawn getting a CYA Olympic Dry Bag; second and third drawn will get CYA 2nd Skin fleece tops.

The Builders of C&C Yachts were awarded the Ontario Sailing's Legend of Ontario Sailors Award presented by Canadian Yachting Magazine at the Celebration of Sailing Island Gala last Saturday at The Boulevard Club in Toronto.

The Builders of C&C Yachts  

Honored were George Hinterhoeller, Rob Ball, Ian Morch, George Cassian, Erich Bruckmann and George Cuthbertson.

See you in the boatyard soon!

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Barcelona World Race fleet facing brutal conditions
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race. Renault Z.E had less than 100 miles of Mediterranean between them and the podium and are expected to break the finish line off Barcelona between 0700hrs and 1000hrs local time Friday.... [more]
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SLAM Presents: Interview with Oracle Racing Skipper James Spithill
Lindsay Foster,
Oracle Racing James Spithill talks with T2P.TV's Lindsay Foster about the 33rd AC and his history of sailing.... [more]
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Another Challenging Day in Palma for Canadian Sailing Team
Canadian Yachting Association,
The conditions for the third day of racing here in Palma were much the same as day 2, only with a few more variables thrown in, a little less wind velocity on average, and the odd sad face as the Gold Fleet splits came into play for classes sailing in split fleets.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Operon Racing skipper soon to test broken bowsprit
Velux 5 Oceans,
It has been a tense couple of days onboard Velux 5 Oceans skipper Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski's Operon Racing as the moment when he will need to hoist a sail onto his broken bowsprit draws closer... [more]
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Les Voiles de St. Barth images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery Images,
Les Voiles de St. Barth is underway and photographer Ingrid Abery presents these action shots from the day's racing.... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Finn class - Ainslie clings to lead
Robert Deaves,
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre day three featured unstable winds and large shifts. Day three brought another postponement for the Finn class as the land breeze died, but today the postponement stretched into the afternoon before the sea breeze built enough to allow racing to start. The fleet finally got away in 8 to 11 knots just after 14.00 after a very long wait on the water.... [more]
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Canadian Universities Compete at North Spring Qualifier at Cornell
Clarity Nicoll,
The University of Ottawa Sailing Team kicked off its 2011 racing season this weekend at the North Spring Qualifier hosted at Cornell University. Fourteen schools were in attendance including Queen's Univer... [more]
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre day three a waiting game
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - The third day of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre was not the easiest one. Opposite winds and unsettled conditions made life difficult for sailors and race committees. Some classes managed to complete their first race in the North-Easterly and waited for the wind to turn into a sea breeze to continue with remaining races.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans fleet heading for the Doldrums
Velux 5 Oceans,
The leading boat in the Velux 5 Oceans fleet has reached the first major milestone of ocean sprint four. At the 1200 UTC position report Brad Van Liew's Eco 60 Le Pingouin was 79 nautical miles ahead of nearest rival Canadian Derek Hatfield on Active House as the pair prepared to take on the fluky, unpredictable weather of the intertropical convergence zone, better known as the Doldrums.... [more]
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Princess Sophia - 2 Races, 2 Different Breeze Conditions for Canada
Canadian Yachting Association,
The day started off promising with 8-12 knots from the NE, but the forecasters were saying all sorts of things about dying breeze, building sea-breeze and a mirage of other potential scenarios. As it all turned out we had two distinctive days. Day one saw us race in 12 to 6 knots, yes slowly diminishing towards the finish.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Spanish Olympic duo finish second
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race skippers Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernadez crossed the finish line n second place at 0917hrs (UTC) today. This is an ideal situation for us. Until 14 months ago we had never sailed an IMOCA 60 and so we could not aspire to very much. But the race was very good, much better than we expected. We've made a huge step.... [more]
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Virbac-Paprec 3 wins the Barcelona World Race with Southern Spars
Southern Spars Media,
Southern Spars would like to acknowledge the outstanding performance of skippers Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron, as Virbac-Paprec 3 crosses the finish line for the team's second back-to-back win in the double-handed Barcelona World Race. Southern Spars supplied the mast and EC6 Continuous rigging for Virbac-Paprec 3... [more]
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Barcelona World Race highlights - Winners press conference
Barcelona World Race,
Did Virbac-Paprec 3 win the Barcelona World Race in the Saint Helena High by going west?... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans 72 hours of drama
Velux 5 Oceans,
Over the last 72 hours each of the four Velux 5 Oceans solo skippers have had to contend with an array of problems on their Eco 60 yachts. On Active House, Canadian Derek Hatfield got a scare when he found one of his watertight compartments full with nearly 1,000 litres of water.... [more]
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42nd Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre regatta starts in Palma 4th April
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
The 42nd Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre regatta is set to get underway tomorrow, Monday 4th April, in Palma. 10 Olympic events and the paralympic 2.4 are all included.... [more]
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America's Cup entries soar, World Series venues announced + Audio
Richard Gladwell and America's Cup Media,
With the passing of the entry deadline for the 31st America's Cup passing on the 31st March 2011, event organisers have announced that five more teams have entered plus two being 'vetted' and the first three venues for the new America's Cup World Series has also been announced. Also features PJ Montgomery's interview with Iain Murray at end... [more]
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BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival getting serious
Linda Phillips,
40th Anniversary BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival (March 28-April 3, 2011) and only a single day of racing remains. One pronounced format change here over most other regattas is the presence of on-the-water umpires in the IC 24 class. While umpires aren't lurking amongst other classes, the noose is tightening on the final standings for everyone.... [more]
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Sailing South - the First Timer's Guide to the ICW
Wally Moran,
Sailing south to the islands, the dream of every sailor. But how to do it, that's the question. What difficulties lie between the challenging waters of the Great Lakes and those idyllic tropical islands? That's a question that cruiser and boating writer Wally Moran has answered for thousands of boaters who have attended his seminars over the past several years.... [more]
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BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Caribbean photo action
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
40th Anniversary BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Photographer Tod VanSickle brings us all the action from the Carribean.... [more]
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Canadian Sailing Team members set to compete in Palma, Mallorca
Canadian Yachting Association,
Eighteen members of the Canadian Sailing Team are set to compete in next week's Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia MAPFRE regatta in Palma, Mallorca. The third event on the World Cup schedule, Princesa Sofia marks the hotly anticipated start to the European racing season. Palma's striking Mediterranean venue has earned a reputation for often extremely windy conditions.... [more]
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Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race update
Bruce Babiarz,
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Detroit's Bayview Yacht Club announced today that Bell's Brewery has come aboard as the title sponsor Bayview's Port Huron to Mackinac Race 2011.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans sprint four - Canadian Hatfield leads
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans sprint four is being led by Active House skipper Derek Hatfield, who yesterday reported headwinds of more than 30 knots as he punched his way north up the coast of Brazil. Following his fourth-place finish in ocean sprint three, Derek vowed to up the pace as the Velux 5 Oceans enters its penultimate leg, a 5,700-mile race to Charleston.... [more]
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