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30 Jun 2007

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Topic of conversation around every sailor's breakfast table today was presumably ETNZ's blown kite on leg 2 of the AC race 5. Nuff said. As usual, we'll leave to main coverage of that to the Sail World America's Cup newsletter.

Malaysian America’s Cup aspirations
By K P Waran,
Malaysia is bidding to become the second Asian nation, after China, to participate in the America’s Cup, often touted as ‘the world’s premier sailing event’. Plans to participate in the America’s Cup have got off on the right footing.... [more]

Swedish Match Cup - Richard and Williams entered
By Yvonne Reid,
12 teams including the current World Match Racing Tour leader, the current ISAF No1 Ranked skipper, six of the top fifteen in the world championship standings, six of the top 12 in the ISAF Open Match Race Rankings, and five teams representing syndicates from the 2007 America’s Cup will compete at The Swedish Match Cup, Stage 8 of the 2006-’07 World Match Racing Tour July 2 will be held in Marstrand, Sweden from July 2–8, 2007.... [more]

Bloodied but unbowed, America's Cup by SailJuice
By Andy Rice -,
Today SUI 100 won a race in classic Valencian sea breeze conditions, a steady 14-17 knots, the exact conditions in which Alinghi had been predicted to be unstoppable. So all the pre-series hype about Alinghi having a massive speed edge is true then? Er, not quite. They won alright, but not for the reasons you might have thought.... [more]

The unthinkable happens in AC32:
By Mark Chisnell,
The Kiwis have been dreaming the Undreamable dream (at least according to the word on Pundit Street) for a while now, and today the Unthinkable happened.... [more]

Etchells blown away - No Racing Due To Strong Wind
By Fiona Brown,
The competitors and Race Committee at the 2007 Etchells World Championship in Cowes have spent all day watching the weather and desperately hoping for the wind to drop so they could complete the final races of the regatta. Sadly the weather gods were not on their side and although the sun shone for much of the day the wind rarely dropped below 25 knots with regular gusts up towards 30 knots... [more]

'Just what the hell is happening?' asks Bob Fisher
By Bob Fisher,
The Official Report of the International Jury – Case ACJ035 – on the protest lodged by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Club against the Societe Nautique de Geneve (NZL-92 v SUI-100) over the matter of whether the Swiss boat conformed to ACC Rule 36.1... [more]

SingaporeSailing elects new Executive Committee
By SingaporeSailing,
SingaporeSailing’s Executive Committee for the term 2007 / 08 was elected at the 41st Annual General Meeting on 28 June.... [more]

SUI-100 Mainsail Check - Comment and Images.
As soon as Race 4 finished, Race Officer Peter Reggio advised competitors that there would be a check on both boats by the Measurement Committee to ensure that their mainsails could be lowered without the assistance of a man aloft... [more]

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