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 17 Jul 2013
 


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2013 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - Day one  Fiona Brown ©
Another busy week on the UK and International sailing scene with ongoing regattas and even more racing action to look forward to.

On the opening day of the 2013 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, there were more glamorous classes, modern classes, undoubtedly more expensive classes, but you would have to go a long way to find a class that offers more spectacularly close racing and bang for your buck than the Quarter Ton Class. The pace was fast and furious and four different boats claimed a race victory.

Laser Radial coach Jon Emmett with Lijia Xu (Lily), Daiqing Zhou (Dodo), Rubei Yuan (Eda),Tong Wu (Jenny) - Laser Radial sailors (China)   .. ©

Jon Emmett, who coached Chinese Gold medallist and World Sailor of the year Lijia (Lily) Xu to victory in Weymouth in 2012, won the UK Masters' national title in the Laser Radial class during the weekend. Jon was amongst the 121 helms from across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands who packed the famous Cobb and harbour beach at Lyme Regis for three days. We will be publishing a interview with Jon next week.

94 - Royal Southern Yacht Club's Summer Series May Regatta  Phil Riley

Despite some pre-event misgivings over the possible absence of wind this past weekend, and a one-hour postponement on each day, the sea breeze duly arrived to play its part and help make the Royal Southern Yacht Club's July Summer Regatta one to remember. There was some typically fine sailing across the three IRC classes taking part. Read the full report inside...

Kieran Martin RSX  © Marc Turner /RYA

The 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship had its opening ceremony yesterday in Cyprus, with ISAF President Carlo Croce officially welcoming 351 sailors from 61 nations. 12 young British sailors have been selected to strut their stuff on the waters of Limassol. Kieran Martin insists it is full steam ahead after the British windsurfer opened his event assault today in impressive fashion. Racing continues until 19th July.

The best of British Artemis Offshore Academy  © Brian Carlin / AOA

On Thursday 18th July, eight carefully selected candidates will put their metal to the test through the 2013 Artemis Offshore Academy UK Selection Trials, running until 21st July. The intensive four-day trials are an opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their ability to overcome the challenges presented by solo offshore racing and their desire to succeed on one of the most competitive racing circuits in the world.

Burnham Week  Tori Hobday

And finally, Burnham Week is right around the corner – commencing on Saturday 24th August. On-line entries have opened and some early birds have already entered. There are events lined up for spectators on the Quay and the racing is set to be as varied and flexible as ever.

Lots more local and International sailing news inside...(Bob Fisher is having lots of fun in San Francisco) and seeing you asked, yes we did enjoy the first Ashes test.


The Sail-World.com Team



Laser National title claimed by gold medal winning Jon Emmett
Eddie Mays,
Jon Emmett, who coached Chinese Gold medallist Xu Lijia to victory in Weymouth in 2012, won the UK Masters' national title in the Laser Radial class during the weekend. Jon was amongst the 121 helms from across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands who packed the famous Cobb and harbour beach at Lyme Regis for three days.... [more]
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51st World Optimist Championships: ready to go!
Elena Giolai,
Everything is set for the World Optimist Championships on Lake Garda: the opening ceremony is on Tuesday, 16th July at 6.00 pm. in Riva del Garda's town centre in the presence of Carlo Croce, President of The World Sailing Association ISAF, Olympic Champion Alessandra Sensini, President of the World Optimist Class, Peter Barclay and local dignitaries.... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing completes stress testing
Sail-World,
Over the weekend the Artemis Racing Team completed comprehensive structural testing of its second AC72. This significant milestone represents the culmination of around the clock work of two months by the team's designers, engineers and shore team.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - The return to real core values
Transat Jacques Vabre,
The Transat Jacques Vabre transatlantic race returns to its real core values for the 20th anniversary edition, offering a totally free course between Le Havre, France and Itajaí, Brazil, for four different classes of monohulls and multihulls.... [more]
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Artemis Offshore Academy Selection Trial candidates revealed
Artemis Offshore Academy,
On Thursday 18th July, eight carefully selected candidates, will put their metal to the test through the 2013 Artemis Offshore Academy Selection Trials, running from the 18th to 21st July, they include Richard Mason, Matt Brushwood, Tom Partington, William Harris, Will Robinson, Alan Roberts, Will Ayliffe and Debbie Smith.... [more]
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RS Feva World Championships head to Italy
Golly Tucker,
2013 Allen RS Feva World Championships are yet to take place between 21-26 July. The racing starts on 22 July with last races and prize giving on Friday 26.... [more]
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - Spectacularly close racing on Day 1
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club,
Once again on the opening day of the 2013 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, there were more glamorous classes, modern classes, undoubtedly more expensive classes, but you would have to go a long way to find a class that offers more spectacularly close racing and bang for your buck than the Quarter Ton Class. Where the pace was fast and furious and four different boats claimed a race victory.... [more]
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Cowes Dinard St Malo Race - Victory for ICAP Leopard
Louay Habib,
In the 2013 RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race, Mike Slade's Farr 100, ICAP Leopard, took Line Honours and was later declared the overall winner, lifting the prestigious King Edward VII Cup. 'Absolutely marvellous!' beamed Mike Slade. 'This year Leopard has set course records in the Transatlantic Race and Round the Island and won two races outright in IRC. We have been doing the St Malo race for 20 ye... [more]
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Tour de France a la Voile - Groupama 34 wins stage to St Gilles
ASO Sailing News,
Tour de France a la Voile - 84 miles in a day: an early start followed by many lead changes, a bold but unsuccessful option for Nantes St Nazaire E. Leclerc before a final gybing battle. Groupama 34 wins less than a minute before Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite and Courrier Dunkerque 3 takes third.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC72 sailing explained - all you ever need to know
John Navas,
Program for Australian TV to promote America's Cup participation, featuring John Bertrand, skipper of Australia II, wing keel winner of the America's Cup in 1983, and narrated clips of AC72 catamarans in 2013 by John Navas. For those who want to understand the basics of AC72 sailing, this is an excellent primer on both the basic and finer points of AC72 sailing.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Full steam ahead for Kieran Martin
Ben Baker,
When it comes to the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, Kieran Martin insists it is full steam ahead after the British windsurfer opened his event assault in impressive fashion. The 18-year-old is just one of 12 young British sailors selected to strut their stuff on the waters of Limassol in Cyprus.... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to celebrate its fifteenth running in style
Raphaël Mira,
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is a unique gathering of hundreds of yachts of all ages all eras in the bay of St Tropez and the event is now preparing to celebrate its 15th running in style. Sailors, skippers and boat owners will once again be hastening to Les Voiles from 28 September to 6 October for one final race of the year within the very special context of the little port in France's Var region.... [more]
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Burnham Week action on the way
Mel Lewis,
Burnham Week is right around the corner – commencing on Saturday 24th August. On-line entries have opened and some early birds have already entered.... [more]
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Summer Series Regatta - Champagne sailing to remember
Phil Riley,
Despite some pre-event misgivings over the possible absence of wind this past weekend (13-14 July), and a one-hour postponement on each day, the sea breeze duly arrived to play its part and help make the Royal Southern Yacht Club's July Summer Regatta one to remember.... [more]
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New York Women's Invitational - Anna Kjellberg wins, but not on top
Joakim Hermansson,
In the 2013 New York Women's Invitational, Anna Kjellberg claimed the event victory, but opponent Lucy Macgregor runs to the top of the WIMR Series' standings.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship opens in Limassol + Video
ISAF,
The 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship had its opening ceremony in Limassol, Cyprus, with ISAF President Carlo Croce officially welcoming 351 sailors from 61 nations. Sixty one flag bearers and their teams paraded from Limassol's old castle towards Limassol promenade where local people, tourists, families and friends attended to view the spectacle.... [more]
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Tour de France a la Voile - Race around isle of Groix cancelled
ASO Sailing News,
In the Tour de France a la Voile, the racecourse remained glassy and all twelve teams came back to Lorient's submarine base after today's racing was cancelled. Tomorrow's offshore leg is in everybody's mind, as the fleet will sail from Lorient, Brittany, to St Gilles in Vendée for 84 miles and a scoring factor of three.... [more]
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Promising, but not enough on day 5
Vienne Masters,
The penultimate day of the PWA Pozo World Cup (Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival) saw the most promising conditions thus far, but unfortunately they were never consistent enough to allow for the competition to begin.... [more]
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Gazprom Swan European Regatta underway in Cowes
Nautor's Swan,
The Gazprom Swan European Regatta has commenced with measurement and registration taking place at the ClubSwan Regatta Village in Cowes Yacht Haven. The Swan fleet is extremely diverse for 2013, amateur crews are coupled with the elite Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship teams in pursuit of their first ever World Championship title... [more]
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2013 Gaastra Friday Evening Racing series finale - Close racing
Phil Riley,
The Gaastra Friday Evening Racing series concluded on July 12 in warm, near perfect sailing conditions, with the finale providing close racing and a new pair of sailing trousers for one of the winners.... [more]
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Women's International Match Racing Series - Sweden continues to shine
WIMRS Media,
At the penultimate stage of the inaugural Women's International Match Racing Series, Sweden Anna Kjellberg is so far the brightest shining star at the New York Women's Invitational in Oakcliff, USA.... [more]
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2013 Panerai British Classic Week - Spectacular final day
Panerai British Classic Week,
At the 2013 Panerai British Classic Week racing came to a spectacular close in Cowes with yet another day of sun drenched sailing and a sixth and final race, sponsored by Sandeman Yacht Company, for the 44-strong fleet.... [more]
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2013 Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Photos of the Rolex Ilhabela sailing week 2013... [more]
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Saskia Sills eager to prove herself at ISAF Youth Worlds
Jamie Holt,
Saskia Sills of Launceston admits she's the one to beat at the upcoming ISAF World Youth Championships but the defending champion is eager to prove herself all over again. A little under 12 months ago the Tavistock College student was sailing her way to gold in the RSX girl's class final in Dublin.... [more]
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Next generation takes centre stage on day 4
Chris Yates,
On day four of the PWA Pozo World Cup (Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival) we finally saw some action on the water as the juniors took centre stage on the biggest windsurfing platform in the world. However, a promising start to the day soon deteriorated meaning that the final of the junior contest is yet to be completed, whilst both the men and women's fleets are yet to begin.... [more]
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B14 Europeans and Pre Worlds Day 1 – Racing in a washing machine
Mark Watts,
In the B14 Europeans and Pre Worlds, following light winds and wall to wall sunshine, day one greeted the fleet overcast, breezy and with the sea in full spin cycle. The shore break causing plenty of anxious looks. As the tide retreated the sea state moderated the fleet were able to launch on time, albeit with a few attempts needed by many to get off the beach into the onshore breeze.... [more]
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