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24 Jul 2007

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But, one news item that does catch this edition is Monday's announcement that the British America's Cup Challenge has been accepted.

Read the latest website news for just what is happening with the 33rd America's Cup - will it happen, where, when?

good sailing
Gerald New
UK Editor

TeamOrigin challenge accepted for 33rd America's Cup
By Media PR,
Today, Monday 23 July 2007, the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), represented by Alinghi, received a challenge from the Royal Thames Yacht Club (RTYC), represented by TeamOrigin, for the 33rd America’s Cup. AC Management (ACM) has now informed the RTYC and TeamOrigin that its challenge has been accepted... [more]

Announcement imminent on 33rd America's Cup venue
If one is to believe the various reports that appear this morning on Valencia's newspapers and the local state television channel, the announcement of the final agreement between the city and the organization of the 33rd America's Cup is imminent and could take place as early as next Wednesday.... [more]

Australia’s Hamilton wins 2007 Contender Worlds
By Rob Kothe,
Marcus Hamilton was confirmed as the 2007 Contender World Championship in Holland yesterday. Racing was cancelled on the last day of the championship when 35 knot north easterlies blasted the Medemblik course.... [more]

Ian Andrews takes RS Elite National Championship
By Gerald New,
The final race of the RS Elite National Championships at Hayling Island SC Sunday and Ian Andrews, Kevin Richardson and Bill Masterman (HISC) maintained their overnight lead to take the National Title... [more]

Fireball and Merlin Rocket Opens at HISC
By Gerald New,
A busy weekend at Hayling Island SC, with the RS Elite Nationals in full swing and two Open Meetings taking place. The Fireball Open was a two day affair, while the Merlin Rockets opted for a one day event... [more]

British success at Youth Worlds in Canada
British sailing’s young guard have made their mark on the world stage, clinching three medals at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships which drew to a close in Kingston, Canada, on Saturday... [more]

Billionaires battle over Cup's future
By Bob Fisher, The Observer, UK,
Billionaires are battling over the future of the America’s Cup, and while there is nothing unique in this, it is a bitter struggle that could see the event delayed to await courtroom decisions. One billionaire’s club holds the trophy and another’s doesn’t like the way in which the event is threatened to be run.... [more]

Coutts takes Double Points in TP52 Coastal Race
By Event media,
Torbjorn Torqvist's Artemis crew, lead by a virtuoso performance from skipper Russell Coutts, scored maximum points from today's 33.7 miles coastal race in the Breitling TP52 MedCup Regatta Illes Balearia, which spanned the Bay of Palma and provided a comprehensive test on all points of sail... [more]

Boison-Moller Flying Dutchman World Champions
By Gerald New,
Jorgen and Jaicob Boison-Moller of Denmark won the Flying Dutchman World Championship, held at Mar Menor in Spain. The Pair lead from day one and wrapped up the series with a day to spare... [more]

Solo Norwegian hits submerged object, Rescued
By PR Newswire/Sail-World Cruising,
A lone Norwegian sailor has been rescued from a life raft today after his yacht hit a submerged object and sank 48 miles North West of the Isles of Scilly.... [more]

Nick Craig takes OK Dinghy pre-worlds Leba Cup
By Robert Deaves, OKDIA,
With the OK Dinghy World Championship starting on Monday in Leba, Poland, 60 competitors sailed for the Mayor’s Cup from 18-20 July in a range of testing conditions. Defending world champion Nick Craig (GBR) was the winner, although he was seriously challenged by several members of the New Zealand team, which had six boats in the top 10... [more]

New World 24 hour distance record
By Event media,
Franck Cammas and crew, on board the 32 meter trimaran Groupama 3, have broken the record for the distance sailed in 24 hours, held by Bruno Peyron, with a new distance of 794 miles... [more]

Team GBR - Right choices, Wrong reasons?
By Gerald New,
The GBR team for the Olympic regatta at Qingdao, China was announced early this week following on from the ISAF Worlds in Portugal. Not a lot in the way of surprises but a couple of choices caused some ripples on the smooth RYA operation... [more]

Team GBR win three medals at ISAF Youth Worlds
By Event Media,
Team GBR finished the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds with three medals. Richard and Andrew Glover won Gold in the Multihull Open class, leading from start to finish. Winning Silver were Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth in the 29er class and in the Boys 29er, James Ellis and Robert Partridge won the Bronze... [more]

Vicente Tirado's Caixa Galicia leads Breitling TP52
By Event media,
A first and a fourth today on the Bay of Palma was enough for Vicente Tirado's Caixa Galicia to move 14 points clear in the Regata Breitling-Illes Balears, proving that they are closest to being the most complete TP52 package at the moment. But, as Eamon Conneely's Patches proved today, margins can be lost quickly and summarily in this white-hot 24 boat fleet... [more]

Carveth Dominates Laser SB3 Grand Prix Series
By Clare Molloy,
The Volkswagen Touareg Laser SB3 Grand Prix series has been won by Geoff Carveth and his crew on Palava. The series, which is a combination of four individual Grand Prix events, this year included visits to Sunderland YC, The Royal Southern (Hamble) YC, Seaview YC and The Royal Lymington YC... [more]

RS800 Fat Face Racing Circuit at Weston SC
By RS,
Thirty-five RS800’s made the trip to Weston for the 8th round of the Fat Face Circuit, and experienced everything a British summer has to offer – 5 knots, 25 knots, sun, rain and everything in between! Overall Justin Deal and Rosie Geyman were victorious, ahead of Spod Olive and Guy Fillmore and Charlie Roome and Steve Hall... [more]

RS200 Fat Face Racing Circuit and Cakes
By Pete Vincent,
After a hugely successful GUL RS200 Nationals at Exe SC last year 51 RS200s travelled west for the sixth round of the Fat Face Racing Circuit with high expectations. Exe SC of course did us proud with a very friendly welcome, great organisation, top race management, sunshine (!!), wind, waves and tables full of cakes... [more]

Team GBR at the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds
By onEdition,
Images of Team GBR at the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds in Canada... [more]

South Africa challenges for 33rd America's Cup
By Team PR and Sail-World,
Team Shosholoza founder and managing director Captain Salvatore Sarno confirmed that he had personally lodged a notice of entry and submitted the required performance bond and necessary certification with the Swiss Société Nautique Genève (SNG), the defending yacht club of the 2007 America's Cup winners, Team Alinghi... [more]

RS600s Fat Face Racing Circuit - Weston SC
By RS,
After the recent strong winds on the south coast it was a pleasant surprise to see 18 RS600s turn up for the Fat Face circuit event at Weston Sailing Club on 14/15 July... [more]

Spanish AC Challenger of Record holds Regatta
By Gerald New,
In an apparent effort to answer the criticism that the new club of the America's Cup Challenger of Record, the Club Náutico Español de Vela (CNEV), had not held a regatta on the sea, as required by the AC Deed of Gift, last weekend the CNEV held an Open Meeting in Santander . . . . for the junior Optimist class... [more]

Valencia to get Formula 1 + America's Cup (maybe)
By Gerald New,
With the traditional August shut-down in Spain approaching fast, the Valencian local government has been pulling out all the stops to get the future of the two events that will turn the city into a major force on the world sporting scene - Formula 1 and the America's Cup - settled... [more]

Optimist European Championships summary
By Event Media,
Regatta Day by Day summaries from the Optimist European Championships in Varkiza, Athens, Greece, sailed from the 10th to 18th July 2007... [more]

La Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro - 52 skippers
By Event media,
La Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro: 52 skippers on the start line 52 competitors, 14 of whom are rookies, will set off on the 31st July 2007 on the Summer’s highlight event, the 38th edition of La Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro, which over time has gained a reputation for being THE undisputable race of the Figaro Bénéteau circuit. From 31st July to 24th August, the skippers will battle it out between Caen - Crosshaven (Ireland) – Brest – La Coruña (Spain) and Les Sables d’Olonne to be crowned winners of La Solitaire 2007.... [more]

Golden Gate YC shares vision for America’s Cup
By Golden Gate YC Media,
Golden Gate Yacht Club said today that the San Francisco club’s challenge will continue building on the sportsmanship and close competition of the latest America’s Cup... [more]

Fight for Swan American Regatta champion title
By Sarah Jackson,
Andrew Fisher's Bandit and the syndicate owned Tsunami have dominated the six races with a string of podium finishes, to lead the field with 6 and 9 points respectively... [more]

Second day success for Scottish yacht Lafayette
By Event media,
The second day of racing in the International 8 Metre Class World Championship at Rhu in Scotland saw a welcome change in the weather, with sunshine all day, and a south westerly breeze of around eleven or twelve knots providing two good races for the twenty one yachts from eleven countries... [more]

Volvo bring Sunset + Vine on board
By Lizzie Ward,
Leading independent sports producer Sunset + Vine has been appointed as the production partner for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. Sunset + Vine will produce 39 half-hour programmes and nine one-hour monthly programmes as part of the race’s broadcast output during the nine months of the event... [more]

Countdown to Volkswagen Touareg King of Cowes
By Julie Turner,
With less than three weeks to the inaugural Volkswagen Touareg King of Cowes at Skandia Cowes Week regatta, predicting the top runners and riders to take the title and drive off in a brand new Volkswagen Touareg is a hard one to call... [more]

Thomson’s new HUGO BOSS Open 60 hits the water
By Annabel Merrison,
Solo sailor Alex Thomson has had his first sail this week on his brand new state-of-the-art Open 60. Faster and more powerful than her predecessor, the innovative new HUGO BOSS looks like no other on the Open 60 circuit... [more]

3000 Open TT at Wilsonian Sailing Club
By Tony Hunt,
The 3000 Class held its third TT event of the year as part of the Medway Dinghy Regatta, organised by Wilsonian Sailing Club over the weekend of 14/15 July.... [more]

National 12 Open at Spinnaker
By N12,
Eleven National Twelves took to the water at Spinnaker on 14 July with a perfect force 3 and beaming sunshine. Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne won the first three races to take the trophy, while Jon Ibbotson and Clare Hunter had a string of seconds and took the final race to claim second place overall... [more]

TeamOrigin's GBR 75 meets America
By Carlo Borlenghi,
TeamOrigin took their new training boat ‘GBR 75’ on a test sail in Valencian waters and meet up with the replica of America . . . Carlo Borlenghi was there with his camera... [more]

Team Aqua win combined Malcesine Cup event
By Bernard Schopfer,
Chris Bake and his team on Team Aqua won both the fleet racing title and the Malcesine Cup, after a tie with Team Omega - but the fleet race ranking is the final judge in that case... [more]

RORC Cowes-Dinard-St Malo
By Kirsty Apthorp,
Nearly half of the entries in the RORC Cowes-Dinard-St Malo 2-handed class last weekend were J/105s. The French J/105 Night & Day (Pascal & Alexis Loison) the 2005 Fastnet 2-handed class winners, led home the 2-handed fleet and are the winners of The Slingshot Trophy, which was also won by the J/105 of the same name in its first year of presentation, 2006... [more]

Medway Dinghy Regatta 2007
By Roy Winnett,
The Medway Dinghy Regatta, hosted and organised by Wilsonian Sailing Club on behalf of the Medway Yachting Association was held over the weekend 14 and 15 July. There was an excellent entry of 88 boats, with 39 visitors representing 15 sailing clubs including a contingent of 10 from Broxbourne SC and a fleet of Laser Stratos from Ahoy Sailing Centre... [more]

B14 Worlds - event wrap
By B14 media,
With a force 5-6 and a forecast for more the PRO chose to keep the fleet in Carrrick Roads for the final showdown for the 2007 title.... [more]

British sailors bound for Olympic Test Event
By RYA/Lindsey Bell,
Following the conclusion of the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Cascais, Portugal, the Royal Yachting Association’s Olympic Selection Committee has today named the sailors who will compete for Skandia Team GBR at the 2007 Olympic Test Event in Qingdao, China, next month... [more]

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