Ernesto Bertarelli (Alinghi SUI1) celebrates their victory at the Grand Prix Corum Schmid Chris/Alinghi
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 11 May 2009.
Plenty of news from around the international and US sailing scenes in today's issue.
The Main Event over the weekend was the running of the In Port Races for the Volvo Ocean Race - as is the tradition for this edition of the round the world race.
It was not a good day for Puma Racing who have been on the podium in all In-Port races to date.
In this edition we feature a report on the day's racing and a couple of image galleries of the action.
In Geneva, the first of the regattas in the D35 catamaran has been staged with Ernesto Bertarelli helming to a good win against a very classy fleet. A second D35 from Alinghi, helmed by Ed Baird and with Brad Butterworth, as tactician, also competed.
Off Alicante, Emirates Team NZ have had their first work-up in the TP52's, along with the other New Zealand built and outfitted TP52, Artemis for a Swedish owner. Both yachts were built by Cookson Boats and carry rigs from Southern Spars and with sails from North Sails NZ.
Three TP52's in a training session on Friday off Valencia before sailing to Alicante Valenciasailing.com
On Sunday morning, Peter Montgomery featured a 'conversation' with Russell Coutts on New Zealand's top rating SportsWorld programme. We have edited version of that program or you can hear the whole show by clicking here and running forward through the audio file. The conversation covers a range of topics, including a look behind the scenes on the America's Cup negotiations, sailing the BOR90 multihull, and the 25th anniversary of Coutts' Gold medal win Long Beach in 1984. It's a great piece of radio, and full marks to PJ Montgomery for getting this scoop.
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Images from the Volvo Ocean Race: In-Port at Boston Dave Kneale, It wasn't the windiest day in Boston on Saturday, but there was plenty of action on the water nonetheless. Telefonica Blue had a great day, with two wins in two races, while PUMA struggled on home waters. Dave Kneale of Volvo Ocean Race brings you a gallery of the action:... [more] Onsend this story
Helmsman's story of the Business Post Naiad tragedy Julian Burgess, Robert Matthews was at the helm of Tasmanian yacht Business Post Naiad both times it capsized in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race and a decade after the disastrous race he has told his story in his new book Cruel Wind.... [more] Onsend this story
Beluga Racer speeding to the Caribbean in Portimao Global Ocean Race Oliver Dewar, Over the weekend, the German team of Boris Herrmann and Felix Oehme on Beluga Racer have continued to press the pedal hard to the floor producing high average speeds throughout Sunday.... [more] Onsend this story
Leighton O'Connor images from Volvo Oean Race Boston In Port races Leighton O'Connor images, Images from yesterday's Boston In Port race. Telefonica Blue dominated the two races. Enjoy the images by photographer Leighton O'Connor.... [more] Onsend this story
Portofino Rolex Trophy prize giving ceremony held KPMS, Portofino Rolex Trophy. With the classics often needing a minimum of eight knots to get going, racing was postponed until mid-day and then eventually cancelled as the south-easterly breeze barely hit six knots.... [more] Onsend this story
MedCup Circuit countdown in Alicante Andi Robertson, Moderate breezes off Alicante proved ideal today for the TP52 Series and GP42 Series fleets which are assembling for the first 2009 Audi MedCup regatta of the new season, the City of Alicante Trophy. Of the 13 TP52's which are due to line up on Tuesday when the regatta's official practise race starts, at least eight took part in impromptu ad-hoc short race practise today.... [more] Onsend this story
Images from the Portofino Rolex Trophy 2009 Carlo Borglenghi, Leading international yachting photographer, Carlo Borlenghi presents the following gallery of images from the Portofino Rolex Trophy 2009:... [more] Onsend this story
Williams claims victory at PWA World Surf Cup PWA / Andrew Buchanan, Ross Williams proves he's the man to beat after sailing to victory in the 2009 Dwarf8 PWA Surf World Cup. Opening the 2009 slalom season in style, Austria's Lake Neusiedl took its cue to deliver both sun and wind in equal measure to christen slalom's newest World Tour destination.... [more] Onsend this story
Alinghi's SUI1 wins first regatta of the D35 series on Lake Geneva Alinghi Media, Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi SUI1 won the first regatta of the D35 series on Lake Geneva over the weekend. Bertarelli and the crew on Alinghi SUI1 bounced back from fourth place on the eve of the finals performing consistently today to take a second and another first place after lengthy delays due to weather conditions on Lake Geneva.... [more] Onsend this story
Russell Coutts talks to Peter Montgomery on SportsWorld
Sunday morning (NZT) the top rating SportsWorld program on Newstalk ZB ran an extended 'conversation' with BMW Oracle skipper and CEO Russell Coutts. The long discussion touched on a number of points, including the efforts to arrange meetings and a dialog with Alinghi and Societe Nautique de Geneve, the speed that has been reached in BOR90, and his thoughts on that 'keelyacht'.... [more] Onsend this story
Changes to Stopover Format for next Volvo Race Volvo media, On Sunday morning at Fan Pier in Boston, Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, presided over the second ‘Round Table' presentation where details of the next edition of the race are announced... [more] Onsend this story
Gold and Silver for Team GBR at Expert Olympic Regatta Sail-world.com/uk, Expert Olympic regatta on Lake Garda finished Saturday with Team GBR sailors winning the Finn event and taking silver in the 49er event.... [more] Onsend this story
Ericsson Racing Team consolidates on Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard Ericsson Racing Team media, Ericsson Racing Team today consolidated its first and fourth overall positions on the Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard. Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael of Brazil, finished second in the Boston In-Port Race with five points on third- and second-place finishes. Ericsson 3, skippered by Sweden's Magnus Olsson, placed fourth with nine points after finishing sixth and third.... [more] Onsend this story
Santa Cruz and Bruschetta crew win J/24 World Championship Event Media, Santa Cruz and the Bruschetta crew, with a third in the seventh race to Larson's 11th and Milev's 14th, came away with a third J/24 World Championship, making him the second-most successful J/24 skipper in class history (Ken Read still holds the record with six titles) and the first non-US sailor to win a Worlds in this country.... [more] Onsend this story
Portimão Global Ocean Race - Desafio Cabo de Hornos on the hunt Oliver Dewar, Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz on Desafio Cabo de Hornos are still hunting hard with both boats recording average speeds of 14 knots last night with 12 knot averages this morning.... [more] Onsend this story
Tall Ship fleet reaches Tenerife Event media, All vessels are now reported to have finished the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge leg to Tenerife. Finishing during Saturday evening, the Dutch vessel Tecla is in first place overall on corrected time with Kruzenshtern (Russia) in second... [more] Onsend this story
Telefonica Blue rules Boston In-Port races Volvo Ocean Race media, Telefónica Blue ruled the day on Saturday afternoon earning two wins from two starts on in-port race day at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover at Fan Pier, in Boston.... [more] Onsend this story
No wind, no racing at Portofino Rolex Trophy KPMS, In the Portofino Rolex Trophy light winds of five-six knots were forecast for the day, however with the wind and the sea more calm than expected, the 11.00 warning signal never sounded and racing was postponed for lack of wind.... [more] Onsend this story
Practical boating tips: Mediterranean mooring Rob Gibson, MED MOORING! This is the art of reversing into a space at high speed, while wrapping your anchor cable around the nearest superyacht... right? In this first excerpt from the RYA's 'Practical Boating Tips' series, Coastguard Education shows the easy way of handling this manoeuvre. See links at the bottom of the story for more on Coastguard Education's services and facilities and RYA publications.... [more] Onsend this story
Expert Olympic Regatta - Italy wins four events Sail-world.com/uk, Expert Olympic regatta on Lake Garda finished Saturday with Italy winning four events - 49er, 470 men and women, and the RS:X. Britain, France, Australia and Brazil were also event winners... [more] Onsend this story
Interview - Darren Bundock/Ben Austin - Hyeres, FRA Darren Bundock, The Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères is the second event in the 49er for multiple Olympic and world medallists in the Tornado class, Darren Bundock, associated for the 2012 Olympic campaign with current 49er World Champion Ben Austin. Bundock has made the move to the 49er only three months ago.... [more] Onsend this story
2008 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Protest dismissed Sail-World, The protest lodged by Alan Whitley's Cougar II against 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner, Bob Steel's Quest, was today dismissed by a Protest Committee of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Media Centre 13/08/09 Owners and charterers of suitably found single hull, self-righting boats are invited to apply for entry in the 20th Annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week, on the waters of Pioneer Bay.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.one.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=1159
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