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 05 Aug 2011
 
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The race is on for the Clipper Round the World fleet!

La Solitaire du Figaro first leg is over in Caen, France after the amazing start last Sunday in Brittany. The fleet of 47 identical Beneteau Figaro II yachts is getting ready for the next leg that will take them to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland on Sunday. later this month, leg 3, will take them back to the Atlantic Coast of France before the final leg wraps up in Dieppe. The Figaro series is considered a stepping to Open 60 racing in Europe and attracts many racers and enthusiasts.

The Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race, the eighth edition of this biennial event, started last Sunday from Southampton on the south coast of England. The teams are finally engaging in proper offshore racing after clearing Ushant and heading out into open water for the first time in the race. In the Bay of Biscay, Visit Finland and New York are still in the lead but Gold Coast Australia and Derry-Londonderry are in the chase.The Race Viewer is at the official website at www.clipperroundtheworld.com while we bring you the latest details.

We have more images and the latest news from the teams getting ready for the America's Cup World Series in Cascais, Portugal, this week-end. I can't remember the last time I saw most competitors wearing helmets while racing; this definitely promises to be different! More at www.americascup.com

The IRC Canadian Championships were held at the Port Credit Yacht Club this past week-end during the annual Lake Yacht Racing Association regatta where 28 competitors raced in four divisions; RCYC's John McLeod and his J-133 Hot Water won IRC 0 with six bullets in nine races, PCYC's Chris Rypkema at the helm of his Beneteau 40.7 Umi Taka won IRC 1, ABYC's Stephen Trevitt was first in IRC 2 on board his J/35 Crime Scene while the Hunter Legend 37, Five-Fifteen, of Jim McGuiness from HYC rounded the winners in IRC 3. A great event leading up the the IRC North American Championships on Lake Ontario later this month.

Safe boating to all!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




La Solitaire du Figaro - The buzz in Caen
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro's first leg may be over but, there is the sport of sailing and competition on the water to talk about. There is a life at sea we only find out about once the sailors relax and are back to fill you in on the ups and downs of their race and the little things that go on that are unusual, surprising, encouraging or just plain funny at times.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup promises to be an eye-catching feast
KPMS,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. This annual meeting of the bold and the beautiful, elegance and finesse, onshore refinement and offshore adventure, takes place in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are expecting a record presence for the 22nd edition... [more]
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America's Cup: More images from training day - Cascais, Portugal
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was on the water at Cascais, Portugal, and presents a second gallery of images, as more of the teams stretched their legs in the AC45 catamarans, and took part in some trial racing, ahead of the series start on Saturday.... [more]
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Volvo Videos: Latest updates from the Volvo Ocean Race
Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race,
Five excellent videos from the Volvo Ocean Race: Go aboard with Puma's Ken Read on the Trans Atlantic Race; Mike Sanderson, skipper of Team Sanya gives us, and a Chinese crew member an induction tour of the boat; Rob Greenhalgh explains a day's game plan aboard Abu Dhabi as they race against time; Lest we forget it is like down below a Volvo 70, Richard Mason gives an onboard tour and more...... [more]
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America's Cup: Carrie Howe the only woman sailor in the ACWS
Pierre Orphanidis, Green Comm,
Carrie Howe is not only the only woman in Green Comm Racing, she is also the only woman sailor taking part in the 34th America's Cup. Right after the first day of sailing, Carrie talks about her impressions, her aspirations and advice to young sailor girls.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2011 – Nominations invited
International Sailing Federation,
Nominations are now invited for the 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport.... [more]
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America's Cup: Images from training day + first images of China Team
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was on the water at Cascais, Portugal as more of the teams stretched their legs in the AC45 catamarans, and took part in some trial racing, ahead of the series start on Saturday.... [more]
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127th Lake Yacht Racing Association Regatta at Port Credit Yacht Club
Katie Nicoll,
127th Lake Yacht Racing Association Regatta at Port Credit Yacht Club. This annual event brings together sailors from the Great Lakes - both American and Canadian to compete in 7 days of racing which includes short and long courses, point to point, one design, PHRF, and IRC.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 4 - Heading out into open ocean
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Today brings with it the onset of true offshore racing with eight of the teams clearing Ushant overnight and heading out into open ocean for the first time on this race. New York and Visit Finland are still battling it out in front but joining them, having gained ground over the past 24 hours, is Gold Coast Australia... [more]
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Images of Cascais: Training day in Portugal - NZ, Korea, and France
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Several of the teams entered in the 34th America's Cup were on the water off Cascais, Portugal yesterday, training ahead of the start the the first round of the America's Cup World series on 6 August. Yet to sail are Oracle Racing and Team China.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Nicol third to enter Caen
Kate Jennings,
La Solitaire du Figaro 2011's first leg is nearing its end as more skippers are crossing the finish line. Jean-Pierre Nicol has been showing signs of someone set to have a bright future for some time now and has crossed the line in Caen to finish the first leg in third place.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 3 - Southampton to Madeira
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Another night of light winds has continued to test the ten teams competing in the race. The tricky sailing conditions have been added to by busy shipping lanes and the depth of water in which anchors had to be dropped in order to prevent boats moving backwards in strong counter currents and no wind.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro first leg victory for Delahaye
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The winner of La Solitaire du Figaro's first leg has now been decided. The Normandy skipper sailing on Port Caen Ouistreham took just over two days, or 50 hours 14 minutes and 36 seconds, at an average 5.83 miles an hour to cover the 293.1 miles course that was full of surprises.... [more]
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Great wind and sun for 127th 2011 LYRA at Port Credit Yacht Club
Katie Nicoll,
Great wind and sun arrived for the 127th 2011 LYRA at Port Credit Yacht Club in Ontario, Canada. Wonderful conditions allowed for as many as nine races on the IRC course which was also their Canadian Championships featuring 33 boats. This event also held the Centennial, Founders, and Freeman Cup races on July 25-28, along with the course racing on July 29-31st.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ and Artemis Racing sail in Cascais
ACM,
Emirates Team NZ and Artemis Racing are the latest team to sail in Cascais, with four days to go to the start of the first event in the America's Cup World Series. We feature images and some recent video from the America's Cup WS build up.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro leaders fight against tidal current
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro - Thirty hours into racing on the first leg, 320-miles from Perros-Guirec in Northern Brittany to Caen, lower Normandy, and the leaders are positioned just five miles from Fairways, off the Needles, on the western tip of the Isle of Wight fighting against the tidal current.... [more]
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Laser 4.7 World Championships Day 4
Paige Brooks,
Laser 4.7 World Championships - Some of these kids here just have speed,' said coach and Olympic medalist Jim Barton this morning as he reviewed the low scoring leaders for both the boys and girls racing in the Laser 4.7 Worlds. They find their groove and just go.... [more]
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Images of Cascais: Top teams arrive and assemble, while new teams sail
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget took these images around Cascais, Portugal as Emirates Team NZ, Artemis Racing and the Defender, Oracle Racing unpacked their boats and started the four day process to get assembled and sailing.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - A spectacular send off
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the world's longest ocean race at 40,000 miles. It is the first time since 2004 that a round the world yacht race has started from the iconic sailing grounds of the Solent and the large community of sailing and boating enthusiasts turned out in force to witness the spectacle under blue skies and eight to ten knots of breeze.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro off to a good start
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro 2011 42nd edition got off to a good start on Sunday in Perros Guirec, despite the light five-knot westerly breeze and unusual downwind start. Hundreds of fans lined the cliffs and crowded onto the many spectator boats to see the fleet of Figaro sailors set off on the first 320-mile leg of the four stage month long race.... [more]
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Chicago Yacht Club asks US SAILING to review Mackinac 2011
Chicago Yacht Club,
After two sailors' lives were lost during the recent Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Commodore Joseph Haas of the Chicago Yacht Club, the race's organizer, asked US SAILING to conduct an independent study of what happened. On July 28 Gary Jobson, the President of US SAILING, appointed the Independent Review Panel for the 2011 Mackinac Race, and directed it to consider what lessons might... [more]
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Albacore Internationals Regatta
Christine Short,
The Albacore International Regatta returns to the waters of Lake Ontario on September 16 - 23, 2011, drawing top international sailors and Olympians from a variety of classes. This year, Canada hosts the 20th event of its kind held bi-annually at venues alternating between the United Kingdom and North America. http://youtu.be/ga-OvhnVobA... [more]
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Chicago Mackinac 20111 - Jugband - the race of a lifetime
Sean Palizza,
The 103rd Race to Mackinac will forever stand in my memory as one of the greatest times I have ever had on the water. Being implanted and in many ways adopted by the rag-tag crew of Jugband, I was able to witness the drive, dedication and constant second-guessing that goes into off-shore racing. And was lucky enough to also witness the sheer bliss and moments of ineffable gratitude that accompany... [more]
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Over 50 participants in the US Junior Sailing Championships - Area E
Katie Nicoll,
Over fifty participants in the US Junior Sailing Championships - Area E held at Youngstown Yacht Club just outside the mouth of the Niagara River with Radials, 420s, and J/22s. Winds topped over 20 knots on Saturday with huge waves, which made the 5 races a test of endurance on the young sailors. Sunday brought very light winds and the left over swell from the day before.... [more]
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Canadian Yachting - latest news

Yachting News from Canada...
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