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30 May 2012

It's all happening - with hot AC72 news

Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale 2012  Henri Lloyd
Richard Gladwell has the latest from Emirates Team New Zealands AC72 .

The Australian Sailing Team is now in Weymouth training ahead of Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, which runs from 4 to 9 June 2012. Over 700 sailors from 60 nations will compete at the host venue of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. Latest news is that Victor K has been given a leave pass by his wife to stay on as Australian Coach until 2016.

An exciting time ahead and Sail-World's coverage will start to ramp up from here, with our next Olympic newsletter just a few days away.


Mat Belcher, Malcolm Page, Victor Kovalenko - 470 World Championship 2012  Thom Touw ©


The famous Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale has kicked off at the Henri Lloyd showroom in Crow's Nest, Sydney!

Huge range of samples and discontinued lines from Henri Lloyd's marine, footwear and lifestyle collections for men and women. Discounts of up to 80% off original RRP! Sale ends Friday 8th June 2012.

A very exciting leg in the Volvo Ocean Race. In the 24-hour period to 1900 GMT today, both Groupama and Telefónica posted impressive runs of 534 and 533 nm respectively. Abu Dhabi's account was 497 and lower than any other boat in the fleet.
Wade Morgan preparing for a reef, onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Miami, USA to Lisbon, Portugal. (Credit: Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)  Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing /Volvo Ocean Race


At 1900 GMT tonight, Puma Ocean Racing (Ken Read/USA) was just 29.10 nm behind the leader. lead. Groupama in third was another 10 miles behind with Telefónica and Camper at 50 and 55 nm respectively.

The 16th ADCO Mooloolaba Etchells Australasian Championship Mid-winter in Mooloolaba is coming up fast, Organised by the Mooloolaba Etchells Fleet, is being held from seventh to 10th June 2012.
Winners are Grinners - Tom King and his Iron Lotus crew - 2012tchells Worlds  Ingrid Abery - Copyright


Having just returned from Sanctuary Cove, (lots more news still to come from there), we head north again next Monday. After that there are two more World Championships in Australia, and then the team heads to Weymouth. After that its Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island, then Magnetic Island.

The office will be mobile for all but three weeks of the next three months...its tough but someone has to do it...


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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup – Emirates Team NZ AC72 unveiled +Video
Richard Gladwell,
Our first America's Cup build preview was in mid-1985. On show was the first of what were to become the Plastic Fantastics, upside down in a shed in the Auckland suburb of Pakuranga. The media group were chaperoned around an upturned hull, which the New Zealand Challenge principals would have us believe was a wooden 12metre.... [more]
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Block Island Race - Great holiday sailing in 67th edition
Kirsten Ferguson,
For the 67th year, the Storm Trysail Club's Block Island Race, which started on Friday, May 25 at 1400, was a good excuse for sailors to start the long Memorial Day weekend early and no team was more pleased with how their holiday sailing went than Larry Dickie's (Greenwich, Conn.) aboard the Kerr 43 Ptarmigan, which won its class and took overall honors in IRC after making the traditional 186... [more]
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Finn World Masters - Maier remains on top form
Robert Deaves,
At the 2012 Finn World Masters, Michael Maier (CZE) continued his good form by winning both races on the second day in Pwllheli, North Wales, but he didn't have it all his own way. Maier leads after three races while Laurent Hay (FRA) is second and Allen Burrell (GBR) is third.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Pack whittles away at the leader
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, with 689 nautical miles to go to the finish of Leg 7 in Lisbon, Portugal, the pace has increased today as the chasing pack went into attack mode and continued to whittle away at Ian Walker and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's tenuous lead. Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) and Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) currently lying in second and first place overall, were back in the game,... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Deep depression heads for fleet
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race teams are focussed on one weather feature; a deep depression heading for the fleet carrying winds of up to 50 knots forecast to arrive within the next 24 hours. In fourth place, the Dutch duo of Nico and Frans Budel have positioned Sec. Hayai far enough south to avoid the worst of the westerly winds spinning from the bottom of the system as it rolls east across the fleet... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Pure speed onboard Groupama 4
Franck Cammas,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 fleet are being pushed along by a front, which is moving almost as fast as them. The crews are devouring the miles to such an extent that this seventh leg from Miami to Lisbon should see some 24-hour distance records being set.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup heads to Weymouth
ISAF,
Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, is being held from 4 to 9 June 2012. Over 700 sailors from 60 nations will compete at the host venue of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition in Weymouth.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Keeping it together onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Ken Read,
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7, day 9. Skipper Ken Read reports from onboard Puma's Mar Mostro. You know what the best part of this race has been so far? The fact that this crew, without exception, still laughs at each others' jokes and seems to hit it off as if it was day one of the program.... [more]
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IFDS World Championships 2015 at Royal YC of Victoria
Yachting Victoria,
IFDS World Championships 2015 are to be hosted by the The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (Royals). Royals is very proud and honored to be selected by the International Association for Disabled Sailing to host the 2015 championships. The IFDS World Championships will bring the ‘best of the best' of disabled sailing to Port Phillip as athletes fight for their spot in the 2016 Paralympic Games.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Fast and fun onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 9 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: One thousand miles to go, and what a thousand miles it is shaping up to be. The last 24 hours have been fast and fun, but they've seen a continued compression of the fleet front to back... [more]
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Ben Ainslie - Amazing days in the life of triple Olympic Gold medalist
Aaron Child,
Three amazing days in the life of triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, as he takes his 10th World Championship title and is the first official torch bearer for the UK Olympic Torch Relay. Ben Ainslie has a lot of expectation sitting on him this summer. If he wins a fourth gold in Weymouth he could make history and become the World's most successful Olympic sailor since sailing was introduced... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Fleet complete Race 11 to New York
Isabel Hokken,
All of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet have completed Race 11, from Panama to New York, over a period of fifteen hours with podium places going to Gold Coast Australia, followed by Visit Finland and De Lage Landen. The full Clipper Race fleet of ten matched 68-foot ocean racing yachts has now mustered at Liberty Landing, New Jersey, opposite the iconic Manhattan skyline before its... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet leaders scorch through Leg 5 Scoring Gate
Oliver Dewar,
lobal Ocean Race - At 02:00 GMT on Monday, Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough scorched through the Leg 5 bluQube Scoring Gate 420 miles south of Newfoundland netting maximum points for their Akilaria RC2 Class40, Cessna Citation. As the GOR fleet leaders pick up the strong northerly breeze, speeds have been building with Colman and Cavanough polling averages of over 13 knots on Sunday night... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama gain precious miles
Franck Cammas,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 fleet is racking up some great speeds again, with the arrival of a solid south-westerly breeze ahead of a front, and will be able to devour the next 1,000 miles in less than 48 hours! Behind the Emirati leader, the chasing group has lined itself up along the same longitude, bound for the North of the Azores.... [more]
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Atlantic Cup - Mare emerges victorious
Jeff Pomeroy,
In the 2012 Atlantic Cup, Mare has dominated a record setting fleet of fifteen competitors, including number 118 Bodacious Dream (second place) and number 106 Gryphon Solo 2 (third place) to claim the second annual Atlantic Cup Championship and $15,000 in prize money.... [more]
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Atlantic Cup Inshore Series - Strong performance from GryphonSolo2
Joe Harris,
Atlantic Cup 2012, presented by 11th Hour Racing, final leg of the three stage race has drawn to a conclusion. Joe Harris onboard GryphonSolo2 provides a progress update: It was another great day of racing in Newport today as we concluded the Atlantic Cup regatta that began in Charleston three weeks ago... [more]
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London 2012 Olympics - US Sailing Team athletes head to Europe
Dana Paxton,
As the London Olympic and Paralympic Games countdown continues, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes are foregoing the traditional American Memorial Day holiday to mark the start of summer. Instead they are focusing on strengthening their preparation for the Games. Most Olympic class world championships took place in May, while June will bring the final World Cup at the Olympic Sailing Venue... [more]
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Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary - Oracle Team USA carry special message
Tim Jeffery,
Oracle Team USA's wingsailed AC45 catamaran, skippered by the Bay Area's John Kostecki, saluted the 75th anniversary of the 2013 America's Cup host city's most famous landmark- the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday 27th May. In a weekend of celebrations, hundreds of boats took to the Bay, with thousands more enjoying entertainment all the way from Fort Point, Crissy Field and Marina Green.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: A drag race to Lisbon - but will Azzam last?
Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race,
Abu Dhabi rocketed across the Atlantic overnight at speeds more than three knots quicker than their nearest rivals, notching up 338 nautical miles in 24 hours, while Team Sanya have shown a similar turn of pace and jumped to fourth.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Exciting times onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race, Day 8 of Leg 7. Amory Ross, MCM for Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg, reports on the crew's progress: It's always fun waking up to the sound of water rushing by your head at 20 knots, especially when it indicates the forecast and actual conditions have agreed for a change.... [more]
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - International entries received
Ben Cummings,
AAM Cowes Week 2012 - Competitors from across the globe will enjoy the fun and festivities of this year's Cowes Week in what is a very special year for Great Britain. Of the entries received so far, there is representation from Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA; all helping to give the regatta its international flavour.... [more]
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RC44 Championship Tour heads to Austria
Jo Grindley,
RC44 Championship Tour 2012 next stop is the RC44 Austria Cup which is being held on Lake Traunsee from 30th May until 2nd June. It was the 2011 RC44 Austria Cup that saw the Russian Team Nika owned by Vladimir Prosikhin and Aleph Sailing Team (FRA), make their RC44 Tour debuts. Meanwhile, for Chris Bake's Team Aqua (GBR) last season's Lake Traunsee event saw them compete for the first time... [more]
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Atlantic Cup 2012 Inshore Series - GryphonSolo2 excels on day 1
Joe Harris,
Atlantic Cup 2012, presented by 11th Hour Racing, final leg of the three stage race is underway. Joe Harris onboard GryphonSolo2 provides a progress update: The GryphonSolo2 team is preparing for the start today of the inshore series here in foggy Newport... [more]
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52SuperSeries: Super Sunday in prospect
Paco Tormo,
Two race wins in a diminishing, complicated sea breeze elevate Quantum Racing to top the overall leaderboard at the Trofeo Vela Conde del Godo, the first regatta of the 52 Super Series. But the Audi MedCup Circuit champions go into Sunday's one deciding race tied on aggregate points with the Italian flagged Audi Azzurra Sailing Team and with the boat which won the TP52's last regatta here in Se... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Thrilling victories on final day + Video
Delta Lloyd Regatta,
The 28th edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta has given Australian Krystal Weir hope that she might be able to take part in the London Olympics this summer. In Medemblik, where some of the top competitors did not attend, Weir emerged victorious in the Laser Radial Class during the fifth World Cup race of the season.... [more]
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Less than a week to the Susan Hood Trophy Race
Guy Perrin,
A tradition at the Port Credit Yacht Club since the mid-fifties, the Susan Hood Trophy Race is usually known as the beginning of the offshore racing season at the western end of Lake Ontario. For 2011, racers' enthusiasm for the event appears to be taking us back to it's glory days with nearly 100 yachts registered and eager to get to the start line.... [more]
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