Welcome to Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 29 June 2009.
In St Petersburg, Russia, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have made their way into the City and the public prizegiving has been held. In this issue we carry more image galleries of the spectacular entry into St Petersburg, and from the prizegiving.
As we said in the last edition of Sail-World, second place overall was an outstanding effort for Ken Read and the US entry Puma Racing, who became more consistent as the regatta progressed, and once again proved the old formula that Performance equals Potential minus Mistakes. Puma Racing always had good potential, but didn't really show it for the first half of the event, then they cut down their mistakes, while others did not, and in the end were rewarded with second overall.
In Europe the 18fters have assembled for the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy series. The first race at Carnac, France was canceled due to lack of wind. Howie Hamlin (USA), is a last minute entry into a regatta which bristles with the top 18fter talent from around the world. We will be carrying full coverage on www.Sail-World.com
Next week, the Star European get underway in Lubeck, Germany, attracting a fleet of 98 entries. In this issue we preview the regatta, and will be carrying full coverage once racing starts on 4 July.
In Denmark the Finn Gold Cup, which has also attracted 98 entries gets underway next week, in Copenhagen, Denmark. USA's Olympic Silver medalist, Zach Railey is one of the favorites. Eight US sailors will sail in the event. Reigning champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Ben Ainslie, will not compete - opening the door for a new world champion.
Last week, West Australian Bob Williams launched the2011 Around Australia Race and Rally with an online newsletter to Sail-World's Australian Sailing audience. It's not just a walk in the park, it's a 7500 nautical mile race, a major time commitment.
Australia is a long way from USA, however this promises to be an amazing and quite a unique event - maybe the closest opportunity you will have to sail an event with similar characteristics to the Round the World race, in your own yacht and own crew.
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New World Champion Barking Mad takes the stage at Rolex Farr 40 Worlds YCCS media/Jan Harley, With three world champions sitting in the top four of the 25-strong fleet at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2009, the final day of racing for the championship crown had all the necessary elements for a spectacular finale. All was set for a naval duel to the death between two time world champion Jim Richardson on Barking Mad and 2003 world champion Massimo Mezzaroma on his Nerone (ITA).... [more] Onsend this story
Shed a tear for Line 7 NBR/Sail-World Cruising, If you have spent many a warm day or night thanks to Line 7 wet weather gear, you may want to shed a tear today. The future of the Line 7 Brand of wet weather gear and other clothes for sailors is now in doubt as the company went into receivership yesterday.... [more] Onsend this story
Big breeze for Long Beach Race Week's final day Rich Roberts, Sailors from these parts will tell you that San Diego 100 miles to the south is not the windiest venue on the West Coast. And when Acura presents Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week with weather conditions like 132 boats in 18 classes found this past weekend, Nichols and his border-area peers tend to make the most of it.... [more] Onsend this story
Top Class fleet for 2009 Finn Gold Cup Robert Deaves, The form book is wide open going into next week's Finn Gold Cup at Vallensbæk, near Copenhagen in Denmark. With a different winner at each major European event so far this year, picking favourites is easy, but picking a winner would be a hard call.... [more] Onsend this story
Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup on Fuerteventura Christian Tillmanns, For windsurfers and kiteboarders, Fuerteventura is the Hawaii of Europe. From 17th July to 1st August 2009, windsurfing and kiteboarding world championship events will be held on Fuerteventura. The windsurfing programme includes slalom and freestyle disciplines. The kiteboarders will compete in the freestyle discipline and there also will be a kiteloop competition.... [more] Onsend this story
Ristorp wins IOD World Championship in Sweden Sail-World.com, Veteran Swedish sailor Urban Ristorp has won the IOD World Championship 2009 by one point from Charlie Van Voorhis (Fisher's Island) with John Burnham (Fisher's Island) one point further back, in third.... [more] Onsend this story
Marion to Bermuda race Class D Cook's Trophy to persevering Hotspur Talbot Wilson, When Hotspur (Marion, Massachusetts) took her own finish time off St. David's Lighthouse in a brilliant sunset at 8:22PM Friday night, she cinched the Class D Cook's trophy in the Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race. For Ron Wisner, Hotspur's Skipper, this was his first ocean race.... [more] Onsend this story
Images from St Petersburg - Volvo Ocean Race Finale Volvo Ocean Race Media, Images from the finale to the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg, Russia as they parade down the River Neva into the St Petersburg city centre for the Leg 10 prize giving. The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 was the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, for the first time it took in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Peters... [more] Onsend this story
Record fleet of 98 Stars enter Rolex Baltic Week for European title Andreas Kling, Record fleet of 98 Stars enter Rolex Baltic Week for class European Championship. Nearly 100 crews from 27 nations will race in the open 2009 Star Class European Championship from 4 to 11 July on the Outer Kiel Fjord.... [more] Onsend this story
Denmark to host four international sailing events in 'Year of Sports' Denmark Sailing media, Denmark is gearing up for a busy summer sailing season at it hosts a series of leading international yachting events as part of the country's ‘Year of Sports 2009'. - Finn Gold Cup (3rd-11th July) - Laser Radial European Championship (9th-16th July) - EUROSAF Match Racing Open & Women European Championship (5th-9th August) - 470 World Championship (20th-29th August)... [more] Onsend this story
Two yachts fighting to finish OSTAR 2009 Event media/Sail-World, The 2009 edition of the Original Singlehanded Transatlantic Race from Plymouth to Newport, Rhode Island started on the 25th May 2009. Two yachts Rubicon and Wind of Lorne are still racing and have over 350 miles still to go. They must finish by the 5th July in order to qualify for an official finish.... [more] Onsend this story
July 1 declared 'National Boating Day' by US Congress NMMA, With the arrival of peak boating, and boat selling, season, yesterday evening, the U.S. Senate passed S. Res. 199, introduced by Senators Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), declared July 1 2009 National Boating Day.... [more] Onsend this story
Day 2 Acura presents Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week Rich Roberts, The nice thing about racing when Acura presents Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week is that there's always next year. David Voss has been racing his Farr 40, Piranha---the one with the distinctively mean fish face on the spinnaker---in the event for many years but never broke through to first place until last year.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship underway US Sailing, On Friday, insufficient winds put a damper on the start of the 2009 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship, hosted by Indian Harbor Yacht Club and nationally sponsored by Gill and LaserPerformance. However, on Saturday, racing conditions shaped up for some of the country's top young sailors.... [more] Onsend this story
2011 Around Australia - Start a Good Idea and Nothing can stop it! The Sail-World Team, Start a Good Idea and nothing can stop it!! Last Week West Australian Bob Williams launched the 2011 Around Australia Race and Rally with an online newsletter to Sail-World's Australian Sailing audience. Its not just a walk in the park, its a 7500 nautical mile race, a major time commitment.... [more] Onsend this story
18 footers in Europe – all dressed up and no where to go Célia Mas-Delfault/amended by Sail-World, A strong field of 18 foot skiffs from Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand and Switzerland have assembled at the Yacht Club de Carnac for the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy series from 28th June to 4th July... [more] Onsend this story
Stuart Jones hits Contender form ahead of 2009 World Championships Sail-World.com, A month out from the 2009 Contender Worlds in Denmark, Dual World Champion (1993 and 1998) Stuart Jones from the UK's Datchet Water Sailing Club has showed he is a firm prospect for another World Championship.... [more] Onsend this story
All in readiness for Match Cup Sweden Dobbs Davis, Early July on the World Match Racing Tour calendar means a visit to Marstrand. A total of fourteen teams are in the running this year, led by eight Tour regulars who have their 2009 Cards and attend nearly all ten events on the circuit, but they will be challenged by six teams invited for their ranking and past performance at this and other international match race events... [more] Onsend this story
SAP 505 European Championship final results Herman Hell, The German team of Wolfgang Hunger/Julien Kleiner (GER) had the best position for the event title by seven points. 2008 world champion crew Ian Pinnell/Carl Gibbon (GBR) took the fifth place after six races in the hundred boat strong fleet.... [more] Onsend this story
Swedish teams 1,2 at Troia Portugal Womens Cup 2009 Cristina Brites, Three victories in a row gave Marie Bjorling undisputed victory on her debut at Tróia Portugal Women's Cup, with 17 victories in 18 races. The Swedish skipper divided the Sado's race course with fellow-countrywoman Karin Hagstrom, and dominated each of the races even having incurred on a penalty during the prestart manoeuvres in two of the matches.... [more] Onsend this story
2012 Olympic sailing plans for venue blocked by local council Inside the Games, Plans to create a £1 million Olympic sailing park at Portland Port to help foreign sailors prepare for the 2012 Games have been blocked by the local Council.... [more] Onsend this story
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