Welcome to Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 30 May 2009.
US Team, PUMA racing has performed well in the Volvo Ocean Race - In-Port Race, sailed in Galway Bay, Ireland, finishing top boat overall, but still not picking up sufficient points to lift up onto second place on the leaderboard for the series.
We have a report on the race and images from the racing in this issue.
Our America's Cup Mailbag continues to bulge, with the mood of readers shifting to anger and frustration with the current turn of events and sandpit squabbles between the three players.
Reports have come out of Valencia, confirmed by BMW Oracle Racing, of some layoffs from the team, as financial resources are redeployed elsewhere, and there being no confirmation of a venue. The Defender meanwhile continues to stand resolute in their determination to sail the event in multihulls, while the other 21 teams would clearly rather have a conventional multi challenger, mutual consent regatta.
Other news from Valencia confirms that the Spanish team Desafio Espanol, one time racing team of the defrocked Challenger of Record, Club Nautico Espanol de Vela, have been taken over by their primary sponsor and will now focus on other events outside the America's Cup.
2009 ICSA Women's Championships - San Francisco Chuck Lantz
The light at the end of the tunnel may come from a meeting in Paris early next week to discuss a Louis Vuitton World Series - however progress in that regard will depend on the appetite of the three teams present - or whether, they will just let the clock tick until the conclusion of the on-the-water part of the 33rd America's cup and the next Defender is identified.
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PUMA wins Volvo in-port race series in Galway Volvo media, PUMA won the in-port race series in Galway today after two thrilling races were held on Galway Bay. This is the first time that PUMA has been on top of the podium for the Volvo Ocean Race and it brings her closer to second place in the overall standings... [more] Onsend this story
Images from the Volvo Ocean Race - In-Port race, Galway, Ireland Dave Kneale and Rick Tomlinson, Rick Tomlinson and Dave Kneale present a gallery of images from the two In-Port Races sailed in Galway Bay, Ireland during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup E-Mailbag - latest correspondence Various correspondents, More letters 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 firstname.lastname@example.org... [more] Onsend this story
Images from the 2009 Transmanche Race Thierry Martinez/Sail-World, Thierry Martinez supplied these images of the 2009 TRANSMANCHE race, which started on Friday 29th May in Aber Wrac'h, on the north coast of Brittany. The Transmanche course is tricky due to powerful tidal effects and requires skill and constant attention from its sailors.... [more] Onsend this story
Match Race Germany - Chaos and Collisions in Battle of Britain Tour Media, The all British encounter between Ainslie and Williams looked likely to be a feisty encounter and the two sailing heavy weights didn't disappoint. The two matches they completed saw five penalties awarded, multiple collisions, a man overboard and a black flag disqualification for one of the teams.... [more] Onsend this story
British rivals head to head at Match Race Germany World Match Racing Tour media, The Quarter Finals of Match Race Germany got underway this afternoon with Francesco Bruni choosing Damien Iehl as his opponent which left British rivals Ben Ainslie and Ian Williams to go head to head.... [more] Onsend this story
Images from the 2009 ICSA Women's Championships - San Francisco Chuck Lantz, Chuck Lantz presents images from the 2009 ICSA Women's Championships held in San Francisco... [more] Onsend this story
First medals awarded at ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta Sail-world.com/uk, The first medal race of the Delta Lloyd Regatta – the fifth leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the 470 Mens event was won by the French pair Pierre Leboucher and Vincent Garos, with the local Dutch duo of Sven Coster-Kalle Coster in claiming silver and Argentina's Lucas Calabrese-Juan de la Feunte bronze... [more] Onsend this story
ISAF Athletes Commission Launch New Website Laura Baldwin, To help us to better communicate with the sailors we have built a new website. The URL is: www.sailorvoice.org it has information about the ISAF AC, London 2012, Events, News, Classes, useful links and most importantly a forum where you can have your say. New topics will be posted regularly so keep checking the site for new information, meeting notes, hero stories and more.... [more] Onsend this story
OSTAR 2009 - More retirements head back to port Marten Holden, The Original Single Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR) is the world's oldest solo ocean challenge, dating back to 1960. The latest news on retirements from the race.... [more] Onsend this story
Ericsson Racing Team ready for Galway In-Port Race Ericsson Racing Team, Ericsson Racing Team is ready to race in the afternoon's Galway In-Port Race of the Volvo Ocean Race. Coming off a disappointing seventh-place finish on Leg 7 due in part to a collision with a whale, Ericsson 3 skipper Magnus Olsson is confident for the crew's chances tomorrow.... [more] Onsend this story
Volvo Ocean Race - Puma geared up for Galway In-Port race Kate Fairclough, Gearing up for the sixth In Port race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, the Puma Ocean Racing team are back out on the water today in Galway. The Puma shore team have been working day and night to fit a new rudder and make extensive repairs to the bow to get Puma's il mostro back in shape for Saturday's In Port racing.... [more] Onsend this story
Images from Delta Lloyd: 470 Men, RS:X, 49er and Laser Sander van der Borch, Images from the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, Holland featuring the 470 Men, RS:X, 49er and Laser classes... [more] Onsend this story
Irish triumph at Etchells European Championship Event media, Jay Burke sailing Nothside Dragon, with David Cagney and Declan Macmanus from the Howth YC, won the International Etchells European Championship organised and run by the Royal Mersey YC and the Holyhead SC over the holiday weekend... [more] Onsend this story
Images from Delta Lloyd: 49er, Star, Finn and Womens 470 Thom Touw, Images from the first two days of the Delta Lloyd Regatta featuring the Star, 49er, Finn and Womens 470 classes... [more] Onsend this story
Charleston to Bermuda Race underway Meaghan Van Liew, With moderate southwesterly winds and partially cloudy skies setting the stage, the six vessels entered in the Charleston to Bermuda Race got under way at noon 29th May.... [more] Onsend this story
Day 3 a better day at the Delta Lloyd Regatta for Anna Tunnicliffe Anna Tunnicliffe, Today was a much better day for me on day 3 of the Delta Lloyd Regatta. All day I had great starts and was able to sail to the side of the course on which I wanted to be. I played the shifts and rounded every top mark in the top two.... [more] Onsend this story
Day 3 - Finn Focus at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik Robert Deaves, Despite blotting his scorecard in race five today, Friday, Giles Scott (GBR) has maintained his seven point lead at the top of the Finn fleet after day three at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands... [more] Onsend this story
Day 3 at the Delta Lloyd Regatta for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Sail-World.com, Day 3 at the Delta Lloyd Regatta for the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Medemblik, Netherlands. Morgan Lagraviere and Yann Rocherieux (FRA) lead the 49er event with John Pink and Rick Peacock (GBR) – silver medallists at the Miami and Palma World Cup events – in second place and Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) third in a competitive 49er fleet... [more] Onsend this story
Match Race Germany - Richard romps to quarter finals Tour Media, The weather gods sent beautiful sunshine and a testing, shifty 8-10 knot breeze which enabled the race committee to complete a further 8 flights of the round robin on Day 2 of Match Race Germany.... [more] Onsend this story
In-port race of the Volvo Ocean Race on Galway Bay Saturday Volvo Ocean Race media, The sixth in-port race day of the Volvo Ocean Race is scheduled for Saturday afternoon on Galway Bay and it promises to be among the more memorable events of the 2008-09 race. If the welcome the fleet received last weekend at the conclusion of the leg from Boston is any indication, the local crowds will be large, loud, and very enthusiastic... [more] Onsend this story
Andrew Campbell - Fickle breeze but still in the top ten Andrew Campbell, Andrew Campbell reports from the Delta Lloyd regatta after the completion of Day 2 Star fleet racing. 'We started the first race in the leeward third of the starting line with enough of a hole to hang in our lane all the way out to the left hand side of the race course.'... [more] Onsend this story
Five BoatUS tips for the Hurricane season BoatUS, Even though a tropical storm system weakens significantly as it moves over land, it will often continue to carry a significant punch over a wide area inland -- possibly hundreds of miles from landfall.... [more] Onsend this story
Pre-Games Training Camp venues available ahead of London 2012 Games ISAF, Over 20 different venues around Great Britain are available to sailing teams wishing to take part in a Pre-Games Training Camp ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.... [more] Onsend this story
Challenging the Southport Bar in a Storm - What is the story? The Sail-World Team, Lots of rumour but who knows the full story? We'd welcome any info you have... ( you can use the comments field at the bottom of that amazing image sequence story)... [more] Onsend this story
Giles Scott leads Finn class - Day 2 of the Delta Lloyd Regatta Robert Deaves, IFA, A dramatic sea change on day two at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands resulted in some very up and down results for the 63 strong Finn fleet.... [more] Onsend this story
US Sailing publishes new Basic Keelboat Book Jake Fish, US SAILING has published a new edition of its classic learn-to-sail text, Basic Keelboat. Basic Keelboat is the flagship publication of US SAILING's Keelboat Certification program. The certifications follow a building-block technique of combining learned skills with experience.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
Anna Tunnicliffe at Delta Lloyd regatta - Tough day but fighting back Anna Tunnicliffe, Latest email from Anna Tunnicliffe, competing at the Delta Lloyd regatta in Holland. ' had another tough day today. We had three races today in tricky conditions. It was very puffy with small oscillations. It was a day of patience and I had very few of those moments, unfortunately.'... [more] Onsend this story
International field for Farr 40 World Championship KPMS, 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] Onsend this story
Can you help to save Lively Lady? Barry Pickthall, The June issue of Boat News, highlights the sorry story of Lively Lady, the iconic yacht that pioneer sailor Sir Alec Rose, sailed solo around the world back in 1968. The famous yacht has been the subject of a legal dispute since completing a second highly publicised circumnavigation in 2005... [more] Onsend this story
El Desafío is the new Cristabella in Audi MedCup Event Media, After being unable to race in Alicante, John Cook's Cristabella (GBR) team will return to compete on the 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit with their new boat and some additional key crew members. The British team will race in the City of Marseille Trophy (June 9-14) with the 2008 TP52 of El Desafío.... [more] Onsend this story
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