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 25 May 2011
 


SB3 World title to Carveth, 24 speed record then a near disaster ...

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

SailRocket 2 has hit 40 knots and certainly looks the goods. Could this British built boat be the one that brings the kitesurfers back to the pack?

e Geoff Carveth, Andy Ramus, Ian Mills and Emma Clarke won the 2011 Zhik SB3 World Championships, beating out a fleet of 102 other teams. The final day brought to head a battle with Robert Greenhalgh for top honours, ultimately it was Carveth's team who prevailed. Congratulations to the new world champions.

SB3 World Champion GEOFF CARVETH and crew ANDY RAMUS, EMMA CLARKE and IAN MILLS  ThMartinez/Sea&Co - copyright

Chris Stanmore-Major set a Velux 5 Oceans 24 speed record in the final ocean. However CSM ran into trouble, fearing his yacht Spartan was sinking when the cabin flooded.

'My immediate thought was that something had breached the hull,' CSM told the Velux 5 Oceans team. 'I have literally never seen that much water inside a boat before. I informed race control that I thought I was dealing with a hull breach. I started to pump out the water then carried out a full check of the boat and found there was only one place the water was coming into the cabin, and that was by the rear bulkhead.'

Derek Hatfield (Active House) and Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski (Operon Racing) stood by, however CSM managed to pump the water out and all are continuing the final sprint to La Rochelle.

An exciting week as the Normandy Channel Race got underway with two early retirements announced, the Delta Lloyd Regatta commenced in Holland and of course we have dinghy sailing news from around the UK.

On the international scene, Lorenzo Bressani and crew on ITA 817 Uka Uka Racing successfully defended their Melges 24 World title in Corpus Christi (USA).

And we have lots of news and great images from the Audi MedCup Cascais Trophy, where the Soto 40s made their circuit debut. Thanks to all the photographers for their contributions - certainly some fantastic shots from the event.

We have loads more sailing news, pictures and videos from around the world so stay tuned to Sail-World.com to keep up to date.

Enjoy your week.


Sail-World.com Team



Sailrocket 2 hits 40 knots - heading for 60?
Paul Larsen,
It really was effortless. We made some changes to the pitch of the main foil in order to help lift the rear float clear of the water and it all worked a treat. The steering was great and it all just felt smooth. To be honest I was surprised that we hit 40 knots.... [more]
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Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011 - Carveth and crew winners + Video
Katie Ashworth,
Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011 resulted in wins for Geoff Carveth, Andy Ramus, Ian Mills and Emma Clarke (GBR). Carveth and his crew have sailed a stunning series of qualifying and finals races and have achieved victory in the 2011 Championship by a four point lead.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 to stop in Sanya, China
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 will make a stop in Sanya, China. This comes after the Chinese city of Sanya held a star studded press conference in Beijing this past Friday, celebrating the stopover.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta day 1 Finn shared lead
Robert Deaves,
Delta Lloyd Regatta, the fifth leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011 set off in dramatic style presenting a sturdy 20 knot wind that kicked up choppy waters for the Finn class on the IJsselmeer. With a first and second each Ed Wright (GBR) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) share the lead after day one. Greg Douglas (CAN) is third.... [more]
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PredictWind demonstrates new weather routing and receiving systems
Richard Gladwell,
Jon Bilger of PredictWind.com demonstrated their new onboard weather and wind package along with routing functions, yesterday aboard the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing. For racers or cruisers, the system offers a very cost effective solution for wind and route prediction, with relatively low-cost reception units to receive email and weather data feeds, using the Iridium network.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta day one for the breeze lovers
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 is the fifth event on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit and is following in the trend of previous European events, with quite a windy opening day.... [more]
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Rolex Volcano Race first edition fleet underway
KPMS,
Rolex Capri Sailing Week's Volcano Race has a star-studded international fleet for its first edition and was given a rousing send off in the medieval quarter of Gaeta.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race 2011 fourth retirement and a change of course
Kate Jennings,
Normandy Channel Race 2011 has been up and sailing for just over two days and there are now just 13 Class40s still racing.... [more]
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WMRT Match Race Germany live coverage
WMRT,
Conditions for the Qualifying Sessions for stage 2 of the World Match Racing Tour, Match Race Germany are forecast to be light and shifty. Alongside the recognised faces of the Tour Card Holders stand William Tiller (NZL) Full Metal Jacket Racing, Eric Monin (SUI) Team Ocalys Corum, Eugeniy Neugodnikov (RUS) Team Synergy and Stefan Meister.... [more]
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IAPS National Sailing Regatta 2011 tests students abilities
Katie Ashworth,
Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) second National Sailing Regatta was hosted by SailLaser Weymouth on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May 2011 at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy... [more]
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18ft Skiff UK Grand Prix round two Exmouth
Ben Clothier,
UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix will be hosted by Exe Sailing Club, Exmouth, this bank holiday weekend. There will be three days of racing on Devon's coast line from 28th to 30th May 2011... [more]
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Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race start from Southampton
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race will start from the historic maritime city of Southampton on the south coast of England on Sunday 31 July 2011. At 40,000 miles the event is the world's longest sailing race and will take the ten identical 68-foot ocean racing yachts almost a year to complete their circumnavigation of the globe.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skipper Brad Van Liew battles storm in North Atlantic
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans final sprint end is in sight for American ocean racer Brad Van Liew as he predicts Friday finish for the ultimate solo challenge.... [more]
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GP14 Northern Championship 2011 latest in Northern Bell Series
Mandy M,
GP14 Northern Championship 2011 was held at Hollingworth Lake SC over the weekend of 21st and 22nd May. The Championship was won by Mike and Liz Senior... [more]
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Toppers and Optimists Open 2011 at Notts County SC
James Logan,
Midlands Traveller Series event for the Topper and Optimist classes was hosted by Nottinghamshire County SC (NCSC) on Saturday 21st May 2011. The Topper and Optimist Open attracted nearly 30 Toppers and 10 Optimists.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 - 30 knots and a bottle of champagne
Paul Larsen,
It was quite a promising day today as Vestas Sailrocket 2 thrust the team effortlessly into the fridge for the 30 knot bottle of Pol Roger champagne.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 11 - Coutts at Orewa
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 23 May 2011 covering the latest entries and America's Cup World Series and more.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race - An almighty battle
Kate Jennings,
Normandy Channel Race 2011 fleet is continuing to battle one another along the English Coast and there is an almighty battle at the head of the fleet for this second edition of the race.... [more]
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RYA launches new Active Marina Programme
Emma Slater,
In a bid to support Marina's across the country develop activity programmes for berth holders, the RYA has developed its new Active Marina programme.... [more]
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Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series 2011 underway
Peta Stuart Hunt,
Royal Southern Yacht Club May Regatta was held over the weekend of 21st and 22nd May. Saturday saw sparkling racing but Sunday's racing was called off... [more]
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Warsash Spring Series and Spring Championship 2011 prize giving
Flavia Bateson,
Warsash Spring Series and Spring Championship 2011 was organised by Warsash Sailing Club, Warsash, Hampshire and attracted over 200 boats with competitors coming from all parts of the UK as well as further afield.... [more]
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Glyn Charles Memorial Pursuit Race 2011
Suzy Hamel,
The Glyn Charles Memorial Pursuit Race was held at Hayling Island Sailing Club on Saturday 21st May. All proceeds of the event are presented to The John Merricks Sailing Trust... [more]
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RYA Sailability new Regional Organiser for Scotland
RYA,
A sailor from Troon has taken on a new role to promote the work of Sailability, encouraging sailing clubs and centres in Scotland to provide and enhance disabled facilities.... [more]
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RS Feva Open at Bough Beech
Bill Tucker,
RS Feva Open hosted by Bough Beech was held on Saturday 21st May 2011. Sun, sand, sailing, success. The odd one out is... Sand. Bough Beech served up the most gorgeous Open possible.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy launch new race series
Kate Holmes,
A new evening race series has been launched by The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA). The recreational race night will be held on Thursdays.... [more]
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European Access Class Championships 2011 preview
David Staley,
Competitors are now arriving at Circolo Vela Gargnano, on Lake Garda in Italy, for the 2011 European Access Class Championships. Teams from France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Italy will challenge the Hungarians.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Cascais Trophy images by Guido Trombetta
Guido Trombetta images,
Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy action from photographer Guido Trombetta... [more]
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National 12 Open at Trent Valley SC
Christine Preston,
We had an excellent representation of National 12s at Trent Valley SC Open meeting. The wind, in all fairness, was in an unusual direction, even for TVSC members, but at 14,30 on 7th May our stalwart Race Officer – John Tilley, ably assisted by Ken Goddard, - started all 13 boats on a lovely downstream start in a nice gentle breeze with the sun shining.... [more]
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Flying 15s return to Solway Yacht Club
BIFFA,
Solway Yacht Club at Kippford once again has an active Flying Fifteen fleet. The Solway is a great place to sail and Kippford Week can be a real tester.... [more]
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America's Cup: The Great AC45 Picture Show
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget has compiled this picture show of images, from behind the scenes and on the water, in the recently concluded America's Cup Media Trials. It is very impressive both for the quality of the image and the presentation.... [more]
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Sam Davies next challenge
Vendee Globe,
Samantha Davies and her partner, the French sailor Romain Attanasio are looking forward to the birth of their first child, a boy that is due to be born in September. Now living in Brittany, Davies fully intends to continue towards her main sporting goals and says she is aiming for the podium in the next Vendée Globe.... [more]
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Myth of Malham (Round Eddystone) Race
RORC,
Myth of Malham Race (Round Eddystone) is set to have its first start 0800 27th May and will be organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron.... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series – John Corson aims for a repeat
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series,
Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series has John Corson and the Salamander crew's expectations of winning the overall Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series at a rising but, not too high pace.... [more]
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Tacktick to sponsor J/80 UK National Championship 2011
Sarah Johnson,
Wireless electronics experts, Tacktick will continue their successful sponsorship of the J/80 fleet in 2011 and have been named the title sponsor for the J/80 UK National Championship which will take place seventh -10th June 2011 at the Royal Dart Yacht Club in association with Baltic Wharf.... [more]
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