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Sail-World USA - 29 April 2009

Photo: Ted Martin - Photofantasy Antigua - Antigua Sailing Week 2009  
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 29 April 2009.

Today's issue is dominated by another episode of America's Cup Legal as the Challenger of Record, Golden Gate Yacht Club drags the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve into the New York Supreme Court on a Contempt of Court process.

This move was forecast by Sail-World last Friday, and that story has been cited in the papers filed on Monday, in New York, by Golden Gate Yacht Club.

We have all the news and comment on this matter in this edition.

Antigua Sailing Week is always one of the highlights of the world sailing calendar. Catch the action and images in this issue.

Audi MedCup TP52 - image Ian Roman  Audi MedCup Circuit ©

We also have a report from Quantum Racing as they build up to the first event in the MedCup TP 52 circuit in the Mediterranean - their objective is to be the first team to win the event two years running.

And we have the latest video from PUMA Racing covering the last two weeks of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race which finished in Boston on Sunday.

PUMA Ocean Racing arrive into their home port of Boston as they finish Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, crossing the line at 23:12:42 GMT (19:12:42 Local)  Volvo Ocean Race ©

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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup one step, or two, away from Forfeit?
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
As noted in this column late late week, the America's Cup has indeed returned to the halls of the New York Supreme Court, with the filing of a Contempt of Court papers on Monday. Here, Sail-World.Com's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, tries and explain Alinghi's Catch-22 and the way out of this legal mess.... [more]

St. Croix Regatta to raise awareness and funds for Local Hospice Care
Ellen Sanpere,
The St. Croix Yacht Club has announced acceptance of their annual international regatta by the National Hospice Regatta Alliance with fiscal non-profit sponsorship by the St. Croix Foundation. Regatta organizers intend to attract both new sponsors and new racers to this charitable event, while raising awareness and funds for their local hospice, Continuum Care. Save the date: Feb. 19-21, 2010.... [more]

The Wilson Trophy - 42 teams, 252 sailors sailing 300 races
Justin Chisholm,
The British Open Team Racing Championship, taking place this coming weekend, 1 – 3 May at West Kirby Sailing Club, is the undisputed jewel in the crown of international dinghy team racing. - much more commonly known as simply ‘the Wilson Trophy' - 42 teams comprising 252 sailors will sail around 300 individual races over the weekend... [more]

Farr 40 Class Association announce European Championship details
Farr 40 Class Association media,
The Farr 40 Class Association is delighted to announce details of its 2009 European Championship, which will be held at the end of busy summer season from 27 July to 1 August in Cagliari.... [more]

America's Cup Contempt Hearing set down for two weeks
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
The Golden Gate Yacht Club, Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup has lodged Contempt of Court proceedings against the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, and has obtained a prompt Hearing on the matter. Golden Gate has issued a statement and the Contempt of Court papers... [more]

IYRS celebrates opening of restored 1831 Aquidneck Mill on May 14
Cynthia Goss,
On May 14, when the International Yacht Restoration School of Newport celebrates the official opening of the newly restored 1831 Aquidneck Mill building, the ceremony will mark more than a crowning addition to the school's waterfront campus.... [more]

Teriffic Day 3 action at 2009 Antigua Sailing Week
Neil Forrester,
Hovering astern of the race-committee boat for the Division A fleets just prior to the starting sequences of Day 3 in the 2009 running of Antigua Sailing Week. For the third consecutive day of competition, racers were greeted by staunch easterly trades packing a serious wallop with consistent breeze in the high teens and more than an occasional gust into the 20-knot range.... [more]

Green Dragon finishes in Boston to complete Volvo fleet
Event media,
Green Dragon finished leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race at 16:08 GMT, after 15 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes and 10 seconds at sea. 'We've been looking forward to Boston for a long time,' said skipper Ian Walker, 'It's the first step to Galway if you like. What a perfect day, spinnaker up all the way down the river, the sun's out, there are worse things in the world.... [more]

ICSA pairings for Western and Eastern Semifinals announced
A year after its successful introduction of a semifinal round and 'brackets' to the spring-time competition for the ICSA/Gill Coed National Championship, ICSA (Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association) has announced the pairings for this year's Western and Eastern Semifinals.... [more]

PUMA Ocean Racing Leg 6 Week 2 film is now available for download
PUMA Racing,
PUMA Ocean Racing Leg 6 Week 2 film is now available for download and viewing. In this video, PUMA skipper Ken Read goes through what it's like to live and sail on a Volvo Open 70. Sailing around the world may sound glamorous, but not in these boats!... [more]

ISAF publish Guidelines for Prevention of Piracy
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced today the publication of Guidelines for yachts considering a passage through the Gulf of Aden, Yemeni and Somali waters. The International Regulations Commission has been established in accordance with Regulation 41 to provide advice on matters related to the regulation of recreational boats or craft by government actions or otherwise.... [more]

Alinghi parties respond to America's Cup Contempt of Court issues
Société Nautique de Genève,
In response to the initiation of Contempt of Court proceedings, Société Nautique de Genève, the Defender of the America's Cup have issued a statement explaining why they have apparently broken a New York Supreme Court Order, and firing shots back at Golden Gate YC on perceived shortcomings on the Challenger side.... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Ericsson 3 hopeful of podium spot in St Petersburg
Riath Al-Samarrai,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Magnus Olsson and his Ericsson 3 team have been formidable in the last two legs, winning the fifth stage in breathtaking fashion before claiming second in the race to Boston. We are going to have to work really hard to get on the podium,' he said. 'So we have a lot to do but there is every chance we can get on or damn near the podium.'... [more]

Opportunities galore on Day 4 of Antigua Sailing Week
Neil Forrester,
Antigua Sailing Week - Moving Day is, quite literally, the day to make a move in the overall results and standings, to perhaps shake off a so-so start to the proceedings and stake a claim for a podium finish... [more]

Portimao Gloabl Ocean Race - Nasty shock for Chilean team
Oliver Dewar,
At midday GMT on Monday, Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme made their move, thundering offshore on Beluga Racer while the Chilean race leaders, Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz, remained further inshore on Desafio Cabo de Hornos... [more]

Going cheap - Green Dragon VO70. One race only
David O'Brien, The Irish Times,
The Green Dragon, Ireland's entry in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), is up for sale at €2.5 million – half the €5 million build price – and will be available immediately after the race ends in mid-June.... [more]

Quantum Racing ready for MedCup TP52 Circuit opening
Event media,
Quantum Racing's skipper-helm Terry Hutchinson and crew are already doing their utmost to unfold a programme which will give them the best possible chance of becoming the first team yet to win the Circuit two years in succession... [more]

Boating enthusiasts turn out for newly combined Sail and Power Show
Jonathan Banks,
The 2009 Strictly Sail Pacific & Powerboat Expo drew more than 12,000 boating enthusiasts to the five-day event. While total attendance was down slightly (this year's gate was 12,100 versus last year's gate of 13,200), exhibitors reported quality traffic and strong sales.... [more]

Ralph Roberts awarded SPARC Lifetime Achievement award
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Yachting New Zealand Board Director and well known yachtsman, Ralph Roberts (MBE and JP) has been awarded the highly prestigious SPARC Lifetime Achievement Award. Roberts, whose involvement with yachting spans decades, was one of three leaders in sport presented the Award at a ceremony for the inaugural New Zealand Sport and Recreation Sector Awards in Hamilton last night.... [more]

America's Cup - Off the Record - 28 April: It's back to Court we go
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
Much of what we have written since the Appeal Court Decision of 2 April has come from various sources close to the America's Cup action, who won't be quoted but are reasonably happy to talk off the record, on a 'not to be attributed' basis. Today we look at the issue of the Contempt of Court proceedings filed with the New York Supreme Court... [more]

Portimao Global Ocean Race - German Team hunting for the lead
Oliver Dewar,
The Portimão Global Ocean Race fleet passed south of Rio de Janeiro with the double-handed boats separated by just 15 miles and solo sailor Michel Kleinjans mixing in with the fleet, ten miles behind the leading Class 40.... [more]

29er victory at Glyn Charles Memorial Open Pursuit Race
Mark Covell,
The Glyn Charles Memorial Open Pursuit Race was won by James Peters and Dicken Maclean of HISC, sailing a 29er. Second were Matt Findlay and Richard Anderton from Weston SC sailing a Fireball and in third John Bell and Graham Williamson in a Merlin Rocket from Hampton SC... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica Black wins fight for fifth place
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The fight for fifth place in leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race went down to the wire today. After a tremendous battle, Telefónica Black crossed the finish ahead of Delta Lloyd and claimed the four points on offer for fifth place, finishing at 0948 GMT (0448 local). Delta Lloyd crossed at 1010 GMT (0510 local). She adds three points to her overall tally.... [more]

Anna Tunnicliffe: I did it!!
Anna Tunnicliffe,
2008 Olympic Gold medallist, Anna Tunnicliffe reports from Hyeres, France: "I did it!! I won the fourth leg of the ISAF World Sailing Cup at the Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres, France, to maintain the overall lead in the World Cup standings. It came down to yesterday's ten-boat medal race to determine who would come out with the gold medal.... [more]

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2008 - 2009 Volvo Ocean Race
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2009 World Match Racing Tour

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