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 20 Oct 2011
 


Farr 40 Europeans, Extreme 40s and more sailing news.....

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

Today as part of our Perth 2011 series we showcase the 2010 ISAF World Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby.

Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible (ITA) finished second at the Farr 40 Europeans but has taken the Overall prize on the European Circuit. Alessandro Barnaba's Fiamma was second, with Nico Poons' Charisma finishing third.

Enfant Terrible  Adriana Giangrande/YCCS

The Extreme 40s completed Act 8 with Tanguy Cariou's team on Alinghi securing the victory in Almeria, Spain. Overall, Luna Rossa (ITA) lead Edmond de Rothschild Group (FRA) by one point going into the final event in Singapore in December.

The Clipper Yachts continue to be battered by the wind and the waves on their journey from Cape Town, South Africa to Geraldton, Western Australia while the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2011, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, gets underway on Saturday, 22 October. Racing will continue until 29th October.

Squalls, squalls and some more squalls seem to be the order of the day for the Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 fleet, with the Protos now round Cape Verde.

Lots of other sailing news, views and videos, including the Act 8 Extreme 40 prang.

Stay tuned to www.sail-world.com for all the latest sailing news.

Have a great week.


















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Perth 2011 – World Sailor of Year aims for Olympic Gold, America's Cup
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
As a youngster growing up on Australia's east coast he did not like sailing; he was bribed by his sisters to crew for them, at 20c a race. But he was 2010 World Sailor of the Year, has four World Championship titles, is one of the hottest Olympic Gold Medal Prospects and has now joined the America's Cup scene.... [more]
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Puma's Volvo 70 - 'il mostro' - for sale!
Marine Business-World.com,
PUMA's il mostro is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The auction started on September 30 and concluding on October 30, we will accept bids for one of the fastest VOR boats in the world. Puma's il mostro is the perfect platform for a racing owner wishing to compete in offshore racing both under handicap and as a course record breaker. Auction ends October 30th 2011... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Countdown to tough challenge for young Brits
Team Concise,
The only all-British crew in this year's Transat Jacques Vabre can't wait to get racing. With just ten days to go, supercharged twenty-three year old Ned Collier Wakefield and twenty-one year old Sam Goodchild are heading for the start-line in France (Thursday, 20th October).... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Fired, hired and couldn't be happier
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Not many people can recall being fired from their job and smiling afterwards. But for Team Sanya's Andres Soriano, being fired from the shore team meant he could be hired just moments later as a member of the sailing team.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing complete final qualifier
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker said his team are nearly race ready after ticking off their final qualification. Walker and his crew arranged to sail a 111-nautical mile passage to make up for time spent motoring during the official qualifying race to Palma, Mallorca, and back this month.... [more]
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America's Cup: Italian Challenger 'invites' Prada sponsorship of E40m
Richard Gladwell,
An announcement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has triggered further speculation that the Italian based Luna Rossa team will make a late entry for the 34th America's Cup. In the notice filed with the exchange Prada SA has advised that it has been 'invited' to come in as a sponsor of the the Luna Rossa team.... [more]
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Kiteboarding Joins Phuket King's Cup For First Time
Event Media,
Phuket King's Cup Regatta announces the Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) will host an invitation-only event at this year's King's Cup to celebrate 25 years of the legendary sailing regatta. The Phuket King's Cup recognise the developing nature of the sport; kiteboarding is an exciting and popular new sailing discipline under consideration as a future Olympic sport.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 punching through 54 knots
Paul Larsen,
Just a quick one to say that we have punched through 54 knots, 62 mph and 100 kmh. The fun part is that we did it two up and Vestas Sailrocket 2 was far from optimally trimmed.... [more]
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Double World champion, Tony Bouzaid, dies suddenly in New Zealand

Past winner of the NZ Yachtsman of the Year, double world champion and winner of numerous titles in the dinghy and skiff classes, Tony Bouzaid has passed away suddenly in New Zealand. He was also a noted conservationist and in conjunction with his brother Chris Bouzaid ran the highly successful Hood Sails loft in Auckland, before he moved to Great Barrier Island, 50 miles from Auckland.... [more]
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America's Cup: Top young Kiwi match racers sign up with China Team
Richard Gladwell,
Two top New Zealand match racers have signed with the China Team, which is competing on the America's Cup World Series and has entered the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco. Phil Robertson and Garth Ellingham, who are both members of the Waka Racing Team, ranked tenth on the WMRT leaderboard for 2011. They will join China Team just in time for their participation in the upcoming China Cup reg... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race preview - Warm up coastal race
KPMS,
Rolex Middle Sea Race (RMSR)- Today was a warm up of sorts, as 16 boats from the RMSR fleet, in two IRC classes, competed in a coastal race, a chance for visiting crews to experience some of the prevailing conditions, for the locals to fine-tune their boats and get a last chance for crew practice – prior to the offshore race start on Saturday.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - South Atlantic highway opens for leaders
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 - At the head of the fleet, the gap between the double-handed Class40 leaders, Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron with Campagne de France and Ross and Campbell Field in second with BSL has closed further as the Fields connected with a front they have been targeting for a week and celebrated the rendezvous with a fierce knockdown.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Big gains and losses
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - As race four reaches the halfway stage, the skippers and navigators of the 10-strong fleet will be scratching their heads as they ponder their next move, as a high pressure system stands between them and their goal of Geraldton, Western Australia.... [more]
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La Charente-Maritime / Bahia Transat 6.50 - Protos in Cape Verde
Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50,
The Charente-Maritime / Bahia Transat 6.50 fleet was propelled last night by changeant thunderstorms. The stars of the race are now neck and neck. On the fifth day of the second leg, David Raison (747 - TeamWork Evolution) is back into the lead for prototypes, Gwénolé Gahinet (455 - Asso-Watever gwenolegahinet.com) is still the first series boat.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Getting south in a big hurry
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) - There is a very real sense of urgency in the double-handed GOR fleet as the high-pressure system north-east of the Falklands continues to sprawl across the western side of the South Atlantic and threatens to slam the door on the majority of the Class40s.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The next pounding
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - After the Southern Ocean showed the Clipper Race fleet just how harsh and unyielding it can be during the previous few days, today's skippers' reports are filled with superlatives for the adventurous crew members who continue to battle against one of Mother Nature's toughest environments.... [more]
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2012 Changes to IRC Rules
RORC Rating Office,
The following Rule changes come into effect on 1st January 2012 (1st June 2012 for South certification year): • Rule 9.6 is amended to clarify the position when a rating protest has been lodged. • Rule 10.6 is amended to give the Rating Authority greater flexibility.... [more]
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New TPT plotter in operation for Southern Spars
Josh Impey,
A brand-new thin ply technology (TPT) plotter is now operational at Southern Spars' Auckland-based Custom Projects facility, adding another component in the company's drive for higher performing, lighter and stiffer spars.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet has a new focus
Oliver Dewar,
Six of the Global Ocean Race Class40s are now down into the South Atlantic with a new focus: a high pressure system forming off South America that threatens to block the route to Cape Town... [more]
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Dean Barker: 'We're about winning the America's Cup'
Michelle Slade,
Emirates Team NZ's skipper, Dean Barker talks with Michelle Slade on the America's Cup World Series and how Emirates Team NZ is positioned going into the 34th America's Cup. Barker covers where the world's most successful professional sailing team is with its preparations and has a few broadsides for the Defender.... [more]
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La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - At a slow pace
La Charente- Maritime Bahia amended Sail-World.com,
The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 fleet has slowed down off White Cape (Mauritania), within 300 miles of the Cape Verde archipelago, shuffling the cards cards again for both the Protos and the Series.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Youth initiatives provide early Alicante highlight
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race Academy was at the heart of the action on the opening weekend of the Alicante Race Village. Eight junior sailing teams took part in a three-day team racing clinic and regatta and more than 300 youngsters got their first sailing experience as part of the Academy's Try Sailing initiative at Alicante Puerto de Salida.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Strong winds but enjoying the ride
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - This time yesterday the fleet was battening down the hatches in preparation for a pummelling from Mother Nature. When the weather front eventually hit, although powerful, the winds were not as strong as expected and the ten teams racing through the Southern Ocean towards Geraldton, Western Australia, appear to have been rather enjoying the ride.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta - Heineken latest entry
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta latest entry is Heineken, the first Whitbread 60 ever built. Among her crew will be her original skipper Dawn Riley and a host of female sailors who have been part of previous all-female crews. Heineken is the second W60/Volvo Ocean 60 to enter the event and she will line up against Assa Abloy which finished second during the first Volvo Ocean Race in 2001-02.... [more]
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Perth 2011: Conquering the Wind and the Waves - the 49er Challenge
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World.com Team,
Nine months before the 2012 London Olympic regatta in Weymouth, Nathan Outteridge and childhood friend Iain ‘Goobs' Jensen (AUS) are considered the 49er favourites. The duo has won all four regattas they have contested at the 2012 Olympic site in Weymouth.... [more]
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In too deep - Behind the Race to Mackinac tragedy
Dawn Reiss,
At 333 miles, the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is the longest annual freshwater sailing race in the world. Before the 2011 race, the event had never seen a racing-related death in its 103 years. Experienced sailors Mark Morley, 51. and Suzanne Bickel, 40, both of Saginaw, Michigan, were among the 3,500 competitors. Chicago journalist Dawn Reiss researched this detailed article for six weeks... [more]
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Barking Mad takes European title and Enfant Terrible wins Circuit
Jill Campbell,
Barking Mad (USA) has been crowned UNO Farr 40 European Champion 2011. It was only the last downwind leg of the final race that Richardson knew victory was within his grasp. Transfusion (AUS), owned by Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, took an early lead in the first race of the day and went on to cross the finish line ahead of Nico Poons' Charisma (MON). Enfant Terrible took third place which left them on... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Edmond de Rothschild Group top overall
Kate Jennings,
The penultimate Grand Prix of the Extreme Sailing Series 2011 rounded off this Sunday in Andalusia. Victorious in Nice and back in pole position in the championship, the crew of Edmond de Rothschild Group knew they stood a chance of being caught out in Almeria and had to deal with this pressure as leader throughout the five days of racing.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 winner decided
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 8 of the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series has now come to a close in Almeria and it came down to the wire in the final double points to determine the podium places. Coming into the final race, the Swiss team onboard Alinghi were in a strong position to take the overall victory with a major faux pas being the only thing that could have stood in the way of what was rightfully theirs... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 day 4 smashing action + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 welcomed 18 knot winds to Almeria on day four which ramped up the action a few gears. Attending spectators were treated to an exciting day of close Extreme 40 combat within the stadium of the port of Almeria. Alinghi, the Swiss team, lead overall scoring three firsts and three seconds in the ten races that took place.... [more]
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Farr 40 European Championship - Leader board tightens up after day 3
Jill Campbell,
Day three of the UNO Farr 40 European Championship provided everything that a great day's racing should: three exhilarating races in up to 20 knots of wind, numerous lead changes, reversals of fortune from one race to the next, photo finishes and a complete reshuffle at the top of the overall classification.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket 2 joins the 50 knot club + Video
Paul Larsen,
We just got back in from a great session and I'm happy to say that Vestas Sailrocket 2 is now in the 50 knot club. We did three runs culminating a great final sprint where she just surged over the 50 knot mark recoding a peak of 50.53 knots. On the previous run she hit over 46 knots.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 Day 3 - Team GAC Pindar on form + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 8 of the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series is currently underway in Spain and on day 3 the ISAF World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams, has helmed Team GAC Pindar to the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage in Almeria. This is the first time his team has ever led the overall standings in the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series global tour.... [more]
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Farr 40 European Championship day 2 – Enfant Terrible extends
Jill Campbell,
Consistently good performances in the two races held on day two of the UNO Farr 40 European Championship enabled Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible (ITA) to consolidate their lead in the overall classification. Two second places in tricky conditions on the Sea of Marmara off Istanbul were enough to extend the Italian team's delta to seven points... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 day 2 a mixed affair + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 has now wrapped up the second day of competition in Almeria. It was a mixed affair comprised of four open water races that were staged outside the port of Almeria and a stadium race inside the harbour which led to some dream starts and some nightmare endings.... [more]
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Farr 40 European Championship day 1 - Enfant Terrible into lead
Jill Campbell,
Farr 40 European Championship - Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible (ITA) leads the overall classification after three races held on the first day of racing. Current Farr 40 World Champion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, owner of Transfusion (AUS), sits in second place on equal points, with only Rossi's victory in the final race of the day breaking the tie on countback.... [more]
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