Treleavens in cruise in Cuba Ian & Andrea Treleaven
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 4 May 2009.
More on the America's Cup today, with follow up stories on the moves by Societe Nautique de Geneve to have the new US Challenger tossed out of the next America's Cup.
Coming on the back of a Contempt Hearing set down to be heard in 10 days time, it does not seem that the Defender is heeding the call from the Court of Appeal for the matter to resolved on the water. We are hearing that both Hearings are scheduled for the same date, but that is yet to be confirmed.
In this issue we look at what we believe is really behind the latest action.
BOR90 on sea trials off San Diego, USA. She will be back in Court on 14 May. Paul Todd/Outside Images
A must read is the feature on Manson Anchors outlining the design and manufacture of anchors and with a quick chart for you to check that you are using the right anchor and gear for your boat. Please check your boat has the right size gear.
As Manson Anchors's Ned Wood points out, many people just do not realise that an anchor is an important safety item on a boat - possibly the most important. There are big differences between the Lloyds Register certified models manufactured by Manson and the cheaper imports.
A stainless steel superyacht anchor is packed ready for export by Manson Anchors Richard Gladwell
Have a look at the spectacular video in the story on anchoring close to Cape Horn in 80kts, when this skipper placed his boat and life in the hands of a Manson Supreme - it is unforgettable viewing. There's some interesting testimonials too. This story will make you think. Please read it for safety's sake. And when you next buy an anchor - make it a Manson.
2009 British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy Ollie Khedun
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Wilson Trophy Images by Ollie Khedun Ollie Khedun, More images from the final day of the 2009 British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy, which came to a breathtaking finale on the marine lake at West Kirby Sailing Club on Sunday 3 May... [more]
Manson - making anchoring safer for you Richard Gladwell, Anchors have two uses - the most frequent is to give safe holding in your favored bay or fishing spot. The other is your last line of defence when all else has failed and you have to stop your boat drifting onto nearby rocks, until help arrives. Read this if every you have to anchor a boat; check your anchoring gear against the chart, and check out the awesome video on anchoring at Cape Horn.... [more]
Gladwell's Line: Alinghi goes fishing in the America's Cup Richard Gladwell, Sources close to the legal action over the 33rd America's Cup, confirmed today that Societe Nautique de Geneve had lodged papers with the New York Supreme Court, late last week, seeking to have the Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club disqualified. It would appear that the exercise is really a 'fishing expedition'... [more]
Letter from the Indies: Cienfuegos to Cayo Largo, Cuba Andrea and Ian Treleaven, Andrea and Ian Treleaven continue with their intriguing story of cruising in Cuban waters and mingling with the Cuban people on their yacht Cape Finnisterre, accompanied by their visiting friends, Pip and Geoff... [more]
BoatU.S. - Top Ten list of most popular Boat Names BoatU.S., Boat names can reveal much about the personality, passion, or experiences of a boat owner. The BoatU.S. list of Top Ten most popular Boat Names is particularly revealing.... [more]
Evidence says French sailor killed by his own commandos Henry Samuel/Sail-World, While the French government has not fully admitted it, all the evidence now available tends to confirm that the French sailor held hostage by pirates was shot dead by his own country's special forces.... [more]
Can you run a campaign like this in a Magazine? Not in a Million years Jeni Bone, Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the ‘down under' Laser builder teamed with Sail-World to launch an online interactive competition. The response has been so good, Chris Caldecoat, CEO of PSA say 'We've had to have a special database built to handle all the leads generated.' We have had to build a special database to handle all the leads being generated.... [more]
Australians top class at Thailand's Top of the Gulf Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, The fifth Top of the Gulf Regatta closed out today on a high note, with (more) sunshine and breeze, a couple of unexpected reversals in the finishing orders, good results for Australian crews and a large number of very happy sailors enjoying the prizegiving party.... [more]
Star power for Olympics Greg Ford, In A rare piece of good news for sailing in this country, America's Cup hero and Olympic medallist Craig Monk has decided to make a surprise comeback to dinghy sailing in a bid to qualify for the London Games in 2012. Greg Ford reports in the Sunday Star Times... [more]
Pictures from Top of the Gulf 2009 Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, We couldn't fit the rest of the pics into the last story, so...... [more]
Wilson Trophy - Everything to play after day 2 Justin Chisolm, For overnight leaders Woonsocket Rockets it was a question of ‘what a difference a day makes' as they failed to find their sparkling form from the previous day. It was Larchmont who went on to produce the best performance over the rest of the day by winning all their subsequent pairings and topping the leader board... [more]
Portimao Global Ocean Race: British Team Mowgli heads offshore Oliver Dewar, In the Portimao Global Ocean Race, by midday GMT on Sunday (03/05), Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz had sailed Desafio Cabo de Hornos to within seven miles of race leader Beluga Racer, slipstreaming Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme 90 miles off the Brazilian coast. Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson have made the decision to head offshore on Team Mowgli.... [more]
Thrilling five race final at 2009 Wilson Trophy Justin Chisholm, The 2009 British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy came to a breathtaking finale on the marine lake at West Kirby Sailing Club, when in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic spectators who had packed the grandstand and lined the promenade... [more]
Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Jerry Kirby showing no signs of stopping Riath Al-Samarrai, Puma's Jerry Kirby: part-time sailor chosen for some of the world's best boats; part-time CEO chosen to work on some of the world's best homes. In this race, his competitive nature has taken a bit of a bruising as Ericsson 4 has streaked away to a big lead, but Jerry, typically, is having a great time.... [more]
New twist in America's Cup Legal
On Friday 1 May at 1719hrs, Sail-World (along with many others) received an alert from the New York State Unified Court system advising that a motion had been filed to 'Disqualify Counsel'. Subsequently it has been confirmed to Sail-World by two independent sources that the Court alert was in error.... [more]
Yale and Georgetown winners - Semi Finals ICSA National Championships Jan Harley, The Boston Fan Pier was the place to see and be seen this weekend as the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) held the semifinal rounds of its ICSA/Gill Coed National Championship. Yale won the Western and Georgetown the Eastern Semifinals of the 2009 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association's National Championships.... [more]
SailTime sets sail for Newport Australia Media Services, US fractional ownership operation, SailTime is due to stake its claim Down Under, making its debut at the Sydney International Boat Show in July.... [more]
Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series - Value Team top Day One leaderboard Melges 20 media, 2009 Primo Cup winner Benedetto Giallongo places his signature Value Team atop the leader board of the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series after one day of racing. The Audi Melges 20s took the power, wind shifts and light air conditions in stride.... [more]
Portimao Global Ocean Race fleet head towards the Doldrums Oliver Dewar, Portimão Global Ocean Race fleet are heading north-west along the continental shelf. German duo of Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme holding first place on Beluga Racer with a ten mile lead over Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz on Desafio Cabo de Hornos.... [more]
Pitcairn Island closed because of Swine 'Flu Sail-World Cruising, The residents of the tiny Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific Island, descendents of the mutineers of the Bounty, have decided to close the island to all incoming yachts for fear of Swine 'flu. If readers are aware of any yachts headed for the island, please notify them... [more]
Eurocats Day 2 images from Ingrid Abery Ingrid Abery images, Thanks to well known photographer Ingrid Abery for capturing Day 2 of the Eurocat event in France. The event continues until May 3rd at the Yacht Club de Carnac.... [more]
Portimao Global Ocean Race - Solo Sailor closes in on leaders Oliver Dewar, At 1500 GMT on Friday, the Chilean team of Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz crossed the Leg 4 scoring gate south of Recife in second place on Desafio Cabo de Hornos, ten hours behind the German team of Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme on Beluga Racer.... [more]
Girls on top in Indian Ocean Race Media Services, There is currently a sensation in rowing circles, as the all female Ocean Angels rowing team are, after the first 11 days of racing, approx 20 nautical miles in front of their nearest rivals in the inaugural Indian Ocean Rowing Race.... [more]
Spirit of Bermuda to race home in Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge Lynn Fitzpatrick www.worldregattas.com, The Parade of Sails and the Start of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009 takes place on Sunday, May 3rd. Thousands have been taking advantage of this sunny, warm May Day holiday weekend to stroll the docks of Vigo, Spain and soak up the atmosphere of this Tall Ships Festival.... [more]
The Hobie 16 will be racing in the World Masters Games in Sydney David Brookes, The Hobie 16 will be racing in the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games, where participants from 35 years of age will experience friendly competition administered at the highest level. Hobie 16 events will be held at Woollahra Sailing Club.... [more]
2009 North American Hobie 16 Championships dates David Brookes, 2009 North American Hobie 16 Championships - Sail Kingston/CORK operates from the Portsmouth Olympic Harbor in Kingston, Ontario, home of the 1976 Olympic Sailing venue, the 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships and the annual CORK regatta and ISAF Grade 1 event that draws in excess of 1000 boats.... [more]
More images from Eurocat Day 1 Ingrid Abery images, More Ingrid Abery images from Day 1 action at Eurocat in France.... [more]
Internet 101 - Hits are not people - understanding basic web stats Rob Kothe, While the internet is now 20 years old, confusion still abounds about the basic recording of visits to websites. When you are being told about the wonderful traffic a website receives, check to see if the claimant has been impressed by the hits, the page views or the unique visitors.... [more]
US Sailing Team members lead ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings Marlieke Eaton, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) members continue to lead the International Sailing Federation (ISAF)'s Sailing World Cup Standings, US Sailing announced today.... [more]
Coffee, bacon sandwiches and the British Open Team Racing Championship Justin Chisholm, Forty two team racing squads were competing in the 60th Wilson Trophy at West Kirby Sailing Club Friday morning. With the 2009 British Open Team Racing Championship title at stake there was a subtly serious edge to the otherwise convivial atmosphere which prevailed over the sailors' alfresco breakfast of coffee and bacon sandwiches... [more]
UK 18ft Skiff start their season at Rutland Sailing Club Event media, A good fleet of seven boats turned out for the 18ft skiff fleet's first event of the 2009 UK season at Rutland Water Sailing Club, the usual suspects being joined by two local crews sailing older B18 designs... [more]
Shirley Robertson announces Team iShares crew line-up Event media, Shirley Robertson, double Olympic gold medallist and skipper of Team iShares for the 2009 iShares Cup Extreme 40 Sailing Series, has confirmed her crew for the season.... [more]
Antigua Sailing Week: Rio added to overall honours list Neil Forrester, The list of boat names is legendary: Titan. Kialoa. Infinity. Sayonara. Morning Glory. Pyewacket. The roster of yachts and sailors who have captured overall honors at Antigua Sailing Week is certainly long and distinguished.... [more]
Western Long Island Sound IRC Group formed Luiz E. Kahl - US-IRC Executive Director, Twelve owners of IRC-rated boats have formed a new group called Sound IRC. For the 2009 racing season, Sound IRC has started coordinating among boat owners and sailors, the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRALIS), Race Committees of members clubs of YRALIS and the national IRC authority (US-IRC) to achieve the above goals.... [more]
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival and US Junior Championships Jake Fish, US Sailing proudly presents the 2009 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival and United States Junior Championships.... [more]
US Sailing offers College Sailors new Special Membership Jake Fish, US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, and the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) have partnered to develop a program that provides college sailors with an opportunity to become US Sailing members at a special discount rate.... [more]
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