"There's a cow in the rig".




29 May 2009

Major Events


"There's a cow in the rig!" I guess that'll probably go down as one of the more attention-grabbing headlines this year! If you have any entertaining, exciting, or just plain relevant news from your Club or class, please let us know.

There's going to be some inter-continental scampering going on next week - Match Race Germany at Langenargen is running right now (27 May-01 June) and the Korea Match Cup is 02-07 June. But regardless of who is on or off the pace, Sail-World Asia will be posting pics and reports from the event, as well as news from the Korea International Boat Show and the 2009 Asia Boating Industry Conference.

Guy Nowell, Editor, Sail-World Asia

World Match Racing Tour - Match Race Germany
WMRT Media,
The picturesque town of Langenaren on the shores of Lake Constance will be flooded with sailors and spectators this week as Match Race Germany opens its doors.... [more]
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'There's a cow in the rig'
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gille Martin-Raget sends a set of images from Groupe Bel, taken recently in Port Camargue (South of France) during the sea trial of Kito de Pavant 's 60 ft monohull. The pictures have been taken before the announcement of the name of the crew of Kito in the next two handed Transat Jacques Vabre to be sailed next November.... [more]
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International field for Farr 40 World Championship
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - 26 boats from 10 nations, including the USA, Australia, Greece, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Italy, are slated to compete in this truly international event. Three-times in a row Vincenzo Onorato and Mascalzone Latino will defend their title from 24-27 June in Portr cervo, Sardinia.... [more]
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Longtze Premier at the Grand Prix de l'Ecole Navale
Longtze Media,
??The Grand Prix de l'Ecole Navale 2009 proved to be a highly tactical regatta , and the Longtze Premier fleet, very much a level playing field, produced some very engaging battles. “The game is decidedly very open in Longtze”, commented Arian Provost, helmswoman of Longtze Premier de l'Ecole Navale... [more]
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Hard fought struggle for RC 44 Cup Match Race title
RC44 media,
Cameron Appleton and his team remained under threat until the very last race of the RC 44 Cup Match Race. With one last race to go, Karol Jablonski's Polish team was the only one still in a position to beat Aqua... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Concept drawings of Alinghi's America's Cup Defender
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
By design or default, there is no doubting that the intrigue and attention that Alinghi has attracted attention from media and sailing fans. One forum topic on the subject of Alinghi's design and building facilities has attracted more than 50 pages of speculation on the Sailing Anarchy website. Here we show the concept drawings by two independent designers of how they envisage the Swiss defender... [more]
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More America's Cup letters: The Empire answers back
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
Societe Nautique de Geneve (SNG) has responded to the earlier correspondence from the Challenger of Record, Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC). The letter is one of two published on the Alinghi.com website. In this they touch on the issue of rules and measurement. The reality is that the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) will be appointing the key officials for the event and that it will be condu... [more]
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America's Cup E-Mailbag
Various correspondents,
Another letter as the life is slowly choked out of the America's Cup. Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to nzeditor@sail-world.com... [more]
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Golden Gate's riposte to the Italian America's Cup Pretender
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Golden Gate Yacht Club have responded to the letters sent earlier in May by Circolo Vela Gargano, who wish to have a Challenger Selection Series for the 33rd America's Cup and for the date of the 33rd Match to be delayed to accomodate their participation in that series.... [more]
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Yacht departs Southport - see the pictures and believe
Sail-World Cruising,
This 'sailor' decided to commence a passage from Southport in south east Queensland in Australia to Yeppoon, a small town on the central Queensland coast, yesterday. The forecast was seas 9 to 10 mtrs with a storm warning with winds that had at times been recorded at 61 kts at the seaway. He attempted to go out the seaway at 3pm yesterday.... [more]
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Skippers attend an emotion packed Vendee Globe prizegiving
Vendee Globe media,
The 2008-2009 Vendée Globe skippers climbed one after the other onto the huge podium erected on the beach for the official prize-giving ceremony for this sixth Vendée Globe. One by one the skippers, who kept millions of fans so excited, would make their appearance.... [more]
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