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 30 Jun 2011
 


Round Texel Race, Rolex Baltic Week and more sailing news

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

This year's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race had something for everyone. With 1,908 boats participating, 16,000 sailors faced wind speeds of up to 28 knots with huge swells hitting the fleet off the Needles and at St. Catherine's.


French skipper Lionel Lemonchois on his 50ft multihull Prince de Bretagne, took line honours in 3hrs 49m and 58s.

Lionel Lemonchois helming Prince De Bretagne during the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.

  TH Martinez/Sea&Co/onEdition

The K6 Eurocup is underway in Trentino Garda, Italy and high winds on day one meant high speeds.

Rolex Baltic Week will officially open in the newly renovated home of Flensburg Sailing Club and a total of nine races are scheduled for each day of the event, while the RC44 Class head to beautiful Sardinia for the Cagliari Cup. Two new teams will join the circuit, MAG Racing from Poland and RUS-Seven Sail Racing Team.

The 34th Zwitserleven Round Texel Race was won by Mischa Heemskerk (NED) and Bastiaan Tentij (NED), who topped off a great week after also winning the Dutch Catamaran Championship.

The magnificence of the Superyacht Cup in Palma was captured by photographer Ingrid Abery. Be sure to look at her galleries of work on Sail-World.com.

For all the latest sailing news from around the globe stay tuned to Sail-World.com

Have a great week.


Sail-World.com team



Scorching start to Rolex Baltic Week
KPMS,
The 2011 Rolex Baltic Week opened on the waters of Flensburg Fjord after the hottest day of the year, with equally heated competition among the Metre classes who began racing for the Robbe & Berking 8-Metre and 12-Metre World Championships... [more]
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Class40 Focus: GOR entries Hannah Jenner and Anna-Maria Renken
Oliver Dewar,
The Anglo-German, all-female team of Hannah Jenner and Anna-Maria Renken have kept up a ferocious pace since announcing their partnership in the double-handed Class40 Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR).... [more]
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Farr 40 European Circuit 2011 day one – Nerone dominates the fleet
Jill Campbell,
Farr 40 European Circuit 2011 - Nerone (ITA), owned by Massimo Mezzaroma and Antonio Sodo Migliori, leads the Farr 40 fleet at the end of the first day of racing in the second leg of the circuit.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 Laser Radial competition fierce
International Sailing Federation,
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2011 - Ninety three Laser Radial sailors will make their way to Zadar, Croatia from 7 to 16 July for the ISAF Youth Worlds. With 51 boys and 42 girls the competition to be crowned ISAF Youth Worlds champion will be fierce.... [more]
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More images from the Round the Island Race
onEdition,
As the crews and photographers recover from yesterday's JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, circumnavigating the Isle of Wight, England, many new images of the race boats are being posted. The fleet hit rough seas as they rounded The Needles at the western tip of the Isle of Wight, and had more on their hands than the early settlers when winds freshened to Force 7 on the leg to S... [more]
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Vendée Globe 2012 - Mike Golding announces partnership with Gamesa
Mike Golding,
Vendée Globe 2012 - Mike Gold announces his intentions to compete in the non-stop solo around the world race with the support of new partner and sponsor Gamesa.... [more]
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K6 Eurocup 2011 day two
Elena Giolai,
K6 Eurocup 2011 day two was another splendid day at Riva del Garda with sunny skies and strong winds. Three legs were completed with southerly winds of 16 to 18 knots.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week ready to roll
Andreas Kling,
The weather gods seem aware of their responsibility when it comes to a royal event. Just in time for the opening of the eighth Rolex Baltic Week, which will see his Majesty King Harald V of Norway take the helm of the 'Sira', summer has arrived at Flensburg Fjord.... [more]
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Team Concise ready for Transatlantic Race start
Team Concise,
Team Concise (GBR 93) the Class 40 yacht, will participate in this year's Transatlantic Race. Tomorrow (Wednesday 29 June) sees the start of this year's Transatlantic Race for us. As one of the youngest crews and on one of the smallest boats in the race, the 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Lizard, Cornwall will not be without its challenges.... [more]
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From Predictwind, an upgraded weather model
Sail-World Cruising,
Predictwind, arguably the world leader in wind forecasting, has been live for 3 years now, and it has been a huge success with rapid growth. Now the company is announcing an upgraded weather model.... [more]
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RC44 Championship Tour headed to Sardinia
RC44 Class,
RC44 Championship Tour 2011 moves onto its next event, the RC Cagliari Cup. Racing will take place in front of the spectacular Bay of Angels, very close to Cagliari port, with one day of match racing kicking off the proceedings on 29th June, followed by four days of fleet racing (29 June to 3 July).... [more]
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Transatlantic Race Start 2 on June 29
Barby MacGowan,
Having cheered on the first six yachts when they departed on the Transatlantic Race 2011 two days ago, the 14-strong group of yachts that will take the second of the three staggered starts now have less than 24 hours until they begin the race across the North Atlantic for themselves.... [more]
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Tornado Speed Sailing - Audi Sailing Arena, Kiel Week
Andrew Dowley,
Close to the large crowds and starting on time in every wind condition, the Formula 1 of sailing, the ultra fast Tornado catamaran held a total of 27 short, action packed races in a seven day period during this famous sailing regatta.... [more]
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Superyacht Cup 2011 images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Ingrid Abery images from the Superyacht Cup 2011, which took place in Palma from the 22-25 June.... [more]
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Farr 40 European Circuit 2011 - Settimana delle Bocche
YCCS,
Following registration, measurements and some last minute practice, all is now set in Porto Cervo for the start of the Settimana delle Bocche - Farr 40 European Circuit organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.... [more]
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Transpac announces six-Hour Tracking delay - might other races?
Kimball Livingston,
Inside Transpac, one of the lively conversations of 2011 has centered on position-reporting delays, pro or con.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 16 - Latest team outed
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 27 June 2011 covering the announcement of the latest team... [more]
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Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Race entry from Western Australia
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race - Western Australia has returned to the race with the third entry from the state in the 15-year history of the event that is ‘Raced by People Like You'. The yacht will represent the City of Greater Geraldton (formerly Geraldton-Greenough).... [more]
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America's Cup: The View From Spithill's Office
Michelle Slade, Sailblast,
Jimmy Spithill's version of getting up and heading to the office is just a little different to most. He starts in the gym about 7.00am, heads home for a shower and breakfast, then hits the ORACLE Racing HQ at San Francisco's Pier 80 for an operations meeting which sets the team's agenda for the day.... [more]
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Lewmar Deck Switch Advisory Notice
Lewmar Marine,
Deck switch service update - Electric deck switches operate in a hostile environment and are subject to salt water, extremes of temperature, direct sunlight and UV effect. They are also susceptible to wear and tear following repeated use and can in some instances suffer accidental damage during boat operations.... [more]
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K6 Eurocup 2011 - High speeds on day one
Elena Giolai,
K6 Eurocup 2011 - A glorious day with southerly 20 knots winds kicked off the K6 Eurocup, which takes place every two years with participants mainly from Germany and Great Britain. The event finishes on Friday 1s July after a total of 13 legs according to the schedule... winds permitting.... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 - Christian Soyka wins fifth X99 Class Gold Cup
Kieler Woche,
Kieler Woche 2011 - Conditions for the last day were so light that the Musto Skiff Class refused to sail the last races. The winds were fickle on their course area. Class president Iver Ahlmann celebrated the overall win on their first class showing at Kieler Woche.... [more]
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Round the Island Race thrills and spills
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Some 16,000 sailors faced wind speeds of up to 28 knots and there were huge swells to contend with off the Needles and at St. Catherine's as the record-breaking fleet of 1,900 yachts undertook this most famous 50 nautical mile westabout Island circumnavigation on Saturday.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing announce new sponsor
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - IWC Schaffhausen, the International Watch Company, has signed up with Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) to become the first major sponsor of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.... [more]
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Round the Island Race: An onboard perspective from Tonnere de Breskens
Ben Gladwell,
Tonnere de Breskens owned and skippered by Piet Vroon (NED), is one of the top performers on the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Circuit. A Ker46, Tonnere de Breskens and is sailed by an international crew. New Zealand's Ben Gladwell (23) was aboard for the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and filed this report on one of the great adventures in English sailing.... [more]
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YANMAR Racing second on 2011 World Match Racing Tour leader board
Yanmar Racing Media,
Stage 4 of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour - a very tight series and YANMAR racing still second on the overall series leaderboard.... [more]
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Spectacular images from the Round the Island Race
TH Martinez/Sea&Co/onEdition,
As the crews and photographers recover from yesterday's JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, circumnavigating the Isle of Wight, England, many new images of the race boats are being posted. The fleet hit rough seas as they rounded The Needles at the western tip of the Isle of Wight, and had more on their hands than the early settlers when winds freshened to Force 7 on the leg to S... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 Farr 30 Europeans winner Thomas Strandberg
Kieler Woche,
Kieler Woche 2011 - Thomas Strandberg from Sweden finally took the title in the Farr 30 Europeans after a string of first places. Local skipper Harald Brüning with 'Topaz' wanted to attack in the last races but failed after a fierce collision.... [more]
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America's Cup: Dean Barker explains the Emirates team NZ campaign
PJ Montgomery,
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker spoke with top international yachting commentator, PJ Montgomery on Newstalk ZB to explain the various campaigns that the New Zealand based team are running ahead of the 34th America's Cup. Barker also revealed their target dates for launching the first of the AC72's that the team will build and the impact on their build up with that boat, that they non-sai... [more]
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America's Cup: Jobson calls for stronger nationality rules
PJ Montgomery,
Former America's cup winner, leading media commentator and now President of US Sailing, Gary Jobson, spoke with top international yachting commentator, PJ Montgomery on his views of the current America's Cup. Jobson believed that there would be more interest in the current America's Cup, if there were stronger nationality rules imposed on the teams, which would in turn generate more of a nation... [more]
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Portimao Portugal Match Cup - Williams through
WMRT,
In a marked change from the qualifying sessions the forecasted wind arrived blowing up to 20 knots through the waters of Portimão. Williams went into the quarter final clash confident after qualifying in second place with seven wins from 11 matches, just behind a rampant Torvar Mirsky (AUS) The Wave Muscat.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 history in the making
Barby MacGowan,
Tomorrow, cannon fire from the iconic Castle Hill Lighthouse will signal the beginning of a historic ocean adventure when six yachts are sent off on the Transatlantic Race 2011.... [more]
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Gary Jobson: An American Sailing Story
Angus Phillips,
An old proverb suggests it's best to live in uninteresting times. That depends on where you stand. Gary Jobson had the good fortune to hit his stride just when the relatively arcane sport he'd built his life around reached a fascinating peak, and he's made the most of it.... [more]
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Lemonchois takes JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Richard Gladwell,
The 80th edition of the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race started in fresh conditions, with a beat to the first turning mark, The Needles, at the western end of the Isle of Wight. Casualties came thick and fast with several collisions, and at least three crew swept overboard. Fortunately all were recovered safely.... [more]
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