Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 29 September 2009 US Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) is one of four female nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. This is the second consecutive year that Tunnicliffe has made the nominees list and demonstrates the breadth of her sailing success as she has alternated between the Laser Radial class and the Womens Match Racing event.
2009 J-24 nationals, San Francisco - Erik Simonson/ h2oshots.com ©
We feature a report from US Sailing in this edition, and Anna's achievements in the current sailing year culminating in the honor of being shortlisted for the Rolex award.
There is also a report on the US Teams Racing Championship. This year the three year winning streak of New York Yacht Club's Silver Panda team was broken. See links to the full results for the regatta and video in this issue.
Victory 83 - 12 Metre World Championship - Leighton O'Connor ©
We have a detailed look at what is behind the latest round of affidavits that have been lodged in the America's Cup legal brouhaha. While this is eye glazing stuff for many, stripping aside the legal rhetoric, it is quite an interesting opportunity to look at rating rules, why they are so similar, why they have been around for over a century, and how the same principles can cover all manner of sailing craft from radio controlled yachts to America's Cup multihulls.
’Ella’s Pink Lady’ leaves the Australian Marine Enterprises shed bound for the water, with Jessica Watson on board and ready for the launching. - Dave Jeffress Click Here to view large photo
Our Australian publication has some interesting response and analysis on the exploits of another 16 year old, Jessica Watson who collided with a ship off the Queenland coast recently in a preliminary sail before heading off on a circumnavigation. While we wouldn't recommend that 16 year olds take off on circumnavigations. It is a free world, and provided you (and your family) are completely happy about you sailing to parts of the world from which you can't be rescued then...
- 12 Metre World Championship - Leighton O'Connor ©
And on the topic of voyages, don't miss the story of the planned trans-Pacific Migration in a fleet of six traditional canoes, being built in New Zealand to trace the wake of the historic voyages from French Polynesia to Hawaii. North Sails NZ?nid=61749 have adopted some of their very interesting sail technology to the fleet. This sort of project has been undertaken by others, notably Dr David Lewis, proving the the traditional navigation methods, however we are not aware of a fleet taking on a voyage of this type. The last of the vaka are due to be finished in November, three are already sailing.
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