Welcome to Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 2 June 2009.
Sail-World experienced a big jump in readership last month with almost 144,000 unique visitors, and 305,500 visitors to the website. This is easily our best month ever - by almost 20,000 unique visitors, and website visits were up by 30,000 readers. Compare that with the print circulation of a magazine - the first is the equivalent of a print run, the second is the equivalent of their much vaunted 'readership'.
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Skipper Ken Read phones his wife after taking overall winner in the Galway In-Port Races.
Sally Collison/PUMA Ocean Racing
Those 305,500 visitors downloaded a massive 1,655,825 pages from the site - surprising not a record (which came in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race month) - and for those that trade in the old misnomer of 'hits' we had 25.6million hits in the month of May.
The Delta Lloyd Regatta has concluded in Medemblik. USA finished in the top five in four classes, taking one bronze medal - a solid start on the back of the 2008 Olympics, and one in which some new talent more than rose to the occasion.
In this issue, we feature reports on the event with great images of many the top US competitors.
In France the World Finn Masters are underway with a massive entry of 300 sailors - surely the biggest single world championship on the planet. Two US sailors are competing in the event and we have reports previewing the regatta and also from the first day of racing.
There are several image galleries in this edition, including the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race, 18fters in San Francisco, and two from one of the world's top photographers, Carlo Borlenghi (ITA) taken at the Audi Meges 20 Series in Scarlino. Several photographers are now using semi-submersible lens to take fish-eye views of sailing - achieving some interesting effects. However Carlo seems to have gone to a new dimension, by either putting his camera on a very long pole, or donning a wetsuit. His shots of yachts rounding marks in the clear Mediterranean water are something else again, and not to be missed.
Racing in the 2009 Pier39 Regatta, San Francisco Erik Simonson/MarineMediaAlliance.com
The level of reader disenchantment with the America's Cup is coming through loud and clear in our mailbag. In contrast the Volvo Ocean Race have announced some major retuning for the next event in two years time, and increasingly looks set to become the domain of the professional racing teams in the future - due to the certainty of the event and astute management. Two vital ingredients that are lacking from the current America's Cup mix.
Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series - Scarlino 2009
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St. Mary's leads the race for College Sailing's Ultimate Title Jan Harley, ICSA/Gill National Championship - the fleet jumping the gun and effecting a general recall at the start of racing today could be chalked up to nerves, aggression, or just the excitement of getting the show underway.... [more] Onsend this story
...and the Tour rolls on, to Korea WMRT Media, In an unprecedented quick turnaround, competitors, coaches, and organizers alike have all boarded planes immediately following Monday's exciting conclusion to Match Race Germany to fly halfway around the world to South Korea, the site of Stage Three of the World Match Racing Tour, starting tomorrow 03 June.... [more] Onsend this story
Hamlin wins spectacular Pier 39 regatta Erik Simonson, The new American Sailing League staged the Pier 39 regatta in San Francisco over the weekend. Five 18' skiffs plus 29ers running on a separate course competed in the inaugural event. Standing at the northernmost end of PIER 39, spectators were practically on top of the skiffs as they raced within a few hundred yards of shore, offering a remarkably up-close view of the event.... [more] Onsend this story
Mixed bag on day one of Finn Masters Robert Deaves, Andre Budzien (GER) opened the defence of his Finn World Masters title with a solid second place on the Lac de Carcans-Hourtin, near Maubuisson in south-western France. The breeze was fitful at times, and left many an experienced sailor fighting back after a challenging windshift or pressure change, but most of the favourites fared well on day one... [more] Onsend this story
South Carolina Maritime Foundation (SCMF) Oliver Dewar, While the Portimão Global Ocean Race fleet prepare for Leg 5 from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portimão, Portugal, the competitors, their friends, their shore teams and the Race Organisation are guests of the South Carolina Maritime Foundation (SCMF)... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship support and logistics ISAF, The Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship has become the definite annual highlight of the youth sailing calendar. At this year's championship in Brazil, the multihull competition is bigger than ever before, with 18 teams set to line up in Hobie 16s representing nations from every continent.... [more] Onsend this story
OSTAR 2009 - Hard day for White and a blonde moment for Hildesley OSTAR competitors/ Race Office, A week into OSTAR 2009 and the reaching and running conditions that have had surfing speeds reported look like continuing for the next two to three days. With the fleet spread over 700 miles of the course the conditions they are experiencing are very different.... [more] Onsend this story
TetraMedia Marine Internet sites growing rapidly Brendan Maxwell, Sail-World.com, Powerboat-World.com and Marine Business News.com experienced a big jump in audience last month with almost 144,000 unique visitors, and 305,500 visitors to the websites. Along the way we set a number of records.... [more] Onsend this story
Ainslie wins first World Match Racing Tour event Event media, Match Race Germany ended today with Britain's Ben Ainslie and Team Origin taking 1st place in a first to three points final against Damien Iehl (FRA) and his French Match Racing Team... [more] Onsend this story
Medal day at Delta Lloyd Olympic Classes Regatta ISAF / Sail-world.com/uk, Great Britain beat the hosts from The Netherlands to the top of the medal table as the Medal Race brought the 2009 Delta Lloyd Regatta, event five of the 2008-09 ISAF Sailing World Cup, to a close. Apart from the Brits and the Dutch, gold medals went to six other nations in Medemblik, with 18 nations winning medals in total... [more] Onsend this story
Oops! Yes 1023 Marine Industry stories this month, we only wrote 375 Jeni Bone, A correction of an error in today's MarineBusinessNews newsletter editorial. Sail-World.com, Powerboat-World.com and Marine Business News.com experienced a big jump in audience last month with almost 144,000 unique visitors, and 305,500 visitors to the websites. We published 1023 Marine Industry stories this month, but between our eight editors and our regular contributors we only wrote 375.... [more] Onsend this story
Charleston to Bermuda Race - Diminishing winds overtake fleet Event Media, After nearly 24 hours of steady progress toward Bermuda, the yachts sailing in the seventh edition of the Charleston to Bermuda Race have slowed considerably throughout their second day at sea.... [more] Onsend this story
More Images from the Volvo In-Port Race, Galway, Ireland Dave Kneale and Rick Tomlinson, Top sailing photographers, Rick Tomlinson and Dave Kneale present a secondd gallery of images from the In-Port Race, as part of the Volvo Ocean race stopover in Galway, Ireland.... [more] Onsend this story
Light breezes at BoatUS Santa Maria Cup Event media, Light winds prevented the race from the beginning of racing at BoatUS Santa Maria Cup until 2pm. Only one flight was accomplished having significant effect on the standings.... [more] Onsend this story
Boston College Sailing Team ICSA/APS Team Race National Champions Jan Harley, The Boston College Sailing Team has won the 2009 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship. For three days, the top 14 schools in the nation – as determined by their performance in one of the seven Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association conferences to which they belong – raced for the championship title.... [more] Onsend this story
Nearly 300 Finns at World Masters Robert Deaves, The biggest Finn event of all time starts in Maubuisson in south-west France on Monday. Nearly 300 Finn sailors from 24 nations have pre-entered for the 41st Finn World Masters Championship, smashing all previous records. Each year this event just gets bigger and bigger... [more] Onsend this story
Delta Lloyd Regatta: Fourth overall for Anna Tunnicliffe Anna Tunnicliffe, I finished fourth overall and increased my lead in the ISAF World Cup Standings by two more points over Croatia's Tina Mihelic. I got a poor start, but managed to work myself into a good spot on the right hand side of the fleet. I missed my one opportunity to cross to the left and it cost me a lot. I was stuck on the right and a big lefty came in.... [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
Bronze for Maxwell and Kinsolving at Delta Lloyd Regatta Marlieke Eaton, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members Erin Maxwell (Stonington, Conn.) and Isabelle Kinsolving (New York, N.Y.) nailed it today, the final day of racing at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, The Netherlands.... [more] Onsend this story
Coppa Europa Smeralda 888 2009 - Fire takes victory YCCS media, Fabio Mangifesta's Fire, representing the Yacht Club Monaco, has taken victory in the Coppa Europa Smeralda 888 2009. Day one of the event saw two races run and Mascalzone, winner of the event in 2008, at the head of the classification.... [more] Onsend this story
Rule changes for 2011 Volvo Ocean Race Volvo media, On Sunday morning the Volvo Ocean Race looked again to the future and particularly the next race which is due to start in 2011. The occasion was the third in a series of ‘round table' meetings where future plans for the race are presented and explained - number one objective is to increase the number of competitors in the next race... [more] Onsend this story
Team Aqua crowned RC 44 Austria Cup champion Event media, It went down to the last hurdle between No Way Back, Artemis and Team Aqua, separated by two points only before the ninth and last regatta of the event. No Way Back wins the fleet race ranking – on a tie with Artemis – whilst Team Aqua conquers the overall title thanks to its victory in the match race... [more] Onsend this story
Outteridge and Jensen win Gold for Australia in 49er class Craig Heydon, The Australian Sailing Team's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have won the 49er class at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland, comfortably defending the points lead they took into Sunday's medal race.... [more] Onsend this story
Finn Focus - Wright does it again Robert Deaves, Ed Wright (GBR) has done it again. At each and every medal race in the past four regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup he has pulled something extra out of the bag to give himself the best possible chance... [more] Onsend this story
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