Welcome to Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 2 July 2009.
Our lead story is based on reports we have received out of Switzerland from observers who claim to have visited the Alinghi building facility ahead of the unveiling, expected this week.
It would seem that Alinghi have decided to respond with a lightweight catamaran, reliant on tuned hull rigging to balance and distribute hull and rig loads.
The fact that C-Class catamaran designer, Duncan MacLane (USA) has been involved in the Alinghi boat gives some indication of its pedigree, and when the photos come out, we can expect to see something that borrows heavily from that technology, along with the the style with which Ernesto Bertarelli is comfortable in the 'Le Black' theme of his 41ft multihull.
In the story we story we have run images of both yachts, and leave the rest, for the interim, to your imagination.
There are a couple of 'innovations' said to be present in the Alinghi yacht which are of dubious legality, and if used could mean some long nights for the International Jury.
More journalists are expected to visit the building facility in Villeneuve, and we expect more reports later in the week.
Moving to Canada, we are pleased to hear that Ian Bruce, best known as the builder of the Laser and on of the great sailing enthusiasts, has been recognized by his appointment to the Order of Canada on Canada day, 1 July. In this issue we feature comments by former ISAF President, Paul Henderson (CAN) on this significant honor.
Yegor forward loop - PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Day 2 David Swift /PWA
The Transpac is in launch mode, as we write, and divisions 3,4 and 5 start today. Read Lynn Fitzpatrick's preview in this edition.
If you feel need a dose of inspiration, or just to feel good about life, have a read of the extract from the new book 'Blake: Leader' by Mark Orams, which was launched at a function at the Emirates Team New Zealand base in Auckland, NZ, yesterday.
Finally it has been another good month for Sail-World readership with unique viewers increasing to 148,000 in June, up 3,000 and with a similar increase in total visits to Sail-World. In may, you may recall Sail-World had a massive readership jump, and it is pleasing to see that we have been able to hold this audience.
We expect to have some big news coming about the further development of Sail-World in North America.
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Alinghi's America's Cup Defender reported to be 'spider-like' Richard Gladwell, Sail-World has been advised by normally reliable and knowledgeable persons who have seen Alinghi's new America's Cup Defender, and who have been briefed to a degree by Alinghi personnel. They report that the the new Alinghi multihull is, as expected a scaled up 'LeBlack' concept catamaran. ('LeBlack' being a 41ft multihull owned by Ernesto Bertarelli).... [more] Onsend this story
Groupama 3 in New York and Groupama Extreme 40 in Hyères Groupama media, Once again Groupama team is everywhere at once. Today was a training day for the second stage of the iShares Cup in Hyères; with two coastal courses on the menu, followed by a short race just off the port's jetties. Groupama 3 has arrived in New York where she is being switched to the necessary configuration for an attempt at the Transatlantic record.... [more] Onsend this story
iShares Cup Hyères-TPM delivers the goods iShares Cup media, Today's practice races certainly delivered the goods ahead of the official start of the iShares Cup Hyères-TPM event tomorrow. The iShares Cup Raid – a ten mile sprint to the island of Porquerolles – saw a French victory as Erik Maris skipper of Luna snatched victory from James Spithill's BMW Oracle Racing after just 36 minutes of racing.... [more] Onsend this story
Book Extract: Leadership lessons from a great New Zealander Mark Orams, In this extract from 'Blake: Leader', author Mark Orams describes how he joined the crew of Steinlager II: ‘My name is Mark Orams. It's my dream to sail in the Whitbread and I would very much like to talk to Peter Blake about how I might make that happen. Much to my surprise the receptionist said, ‘One moment please', and click, the phone went through and a voice said, ‘Peter Blake here.'... [more] Onsend this story
Laser designer appointed to the Order of Canada Sail-World and Paul Henderson, Ian Bruce (Montreal) designer of the International Laser class, was awarded the Order of Canada on Canada Day, 1st July. Bruce was one of 60 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Former President of ISAF, Paul Henderson described the award as a 'great honour for Ian and his beloved sport of Sailing.... [more] Onsend this story
US Junior Olympic Sailing Festival starts Friday July 3rd Talbot Wilson, On Friday, July 3rd the Independence holiday action kicks off with final registration for Pensacola Yacht Club's USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival presented by SUBWAY® Restaurants... [more] Onsend this story
18 footer Drama – Mark Foy Championship at Carnac Mason Woodworth, Day 4 of the 18 footers Mark Foy championship, on Quiberon Bay, Carnac France, started after an hours delay under overcast skies and building wind. A small amount of rain was a fair price to pay for 15 knots of westerly wind. The drama that was to unfold today was not on the forecast.... [more] Onsend this story
Dragon British Open titles - Edinburgh Cup -Falmouth Fiona Brown, Dragon sailors from the UK, Ireland, France and the USA are congregating in Falmouth this week in preparation for the Dragon South Western Championship and the Edinburgh Cup, awarded annually to the winner of the British Dragon Open Championship. Both events are sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management and will be hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth from 4 to 11 July 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Countdown to 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship ISAF, The 38th edition of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship will showcase the future stars of the sailing world at Buzios, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil from 9-18 July.... [more] Onsend this story
Limit first home to Noumea but on tenterhooks for major trophies Tash Paget, Limit crossed the finish line this morning, in 25+ degree's but very light winds. V5 was 100 miles behind at this morning's radio sched, with the rest of the fleet around 100 miles further back.... [more] Onsend this story
Feast or Famine on Transpac 09 Boats Lynn Fitzpatrick, Boats in Divisions 3, 4 & 5 start their Transpac 09 race tomorrow. Crews from each of the 19 boats are looking toward their navigators to determine what route they are going to take initially, so that they can decide which sails to take and which to leave behind.... [more] Onsend this story
PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Day 2 PWA media, PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup Day 2: Would be challengers fall to the might of reigning World Champions. As action commenced, it was clear that the level of freestyle has improved exponentially this year.... [more] Onsend this story
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup: Newport a Must Sail destination Dana Paxton, When teams from the world's leading yacht clubs descend upon Newport, R.I. for the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup regatta, September 15-19, many of the competitors will be familiar with the waters surrounding this legendary port.... [more] Onsend this story
Sodeb'O and Thomas Coville on stand-by for another record attempt Kate Jennings translation, Thomas Coville has announced his stand-by for an attempt to break his own solo North Atlantic record (New York – Lizard Point). On Friday 26th June, Thomas Coville and his Maxi-Trimaran Sodeb'O arrived in New York after a ten day delivery trip in crewed configuration.... [more] Onsend this story
Match Cup Sweden - Battle for final two places in quarter final WMRT Media, The warm and sunny weather continued here in Marstrand, which brought spectators out in force today to watch the repechage round robin at Match Cup Sweden. As the crowd lounged in swim suits on the rocks overlooking the race area, eight teams fought hard to determine who would make it to the next stage, the Quarter Final round, where they will compete for a share of the 1,000,000 SEK total prize p... [more] Onsend this story
Your chance to have a first preview of the new Alinghi multihull Alinghi Media, Want to have the first outsider's view of the latest Alinghi, then sign up and enter on the 'Friends' section of the Alinghi website: Be one of the 10 lucky people to preview the new Alinghi multihull This is your chance to see inside the Alinghi base in Villeneuve!... [more] Onsend this story
How to steer clear of Trouble this 4th July from BoatU.S. BoatU.S., Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) has surveyed its nationwide towboat fleetand reveals its recommendations for boaters on how to stay out of trouble when viewing crowded July 4th Fireworks displays.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Big Boat Series to host 2009 Rolex US-IRC National Championship KPMS, Coinciding with the 45th anniversary of the Rolex Big Boat Series, the St. Francis Yacht Club's premier regatta will serve as the 2009 Rolex US-IRC National Championship. At the conclusion of four days of racing, specially engraved Rolex timepieces will be awarded to the St. Francis Yacht Club's six Perpetual Trophy winners.... [more] Onsend this story
U.S. Youth Sailing Championship winners crowned Jake Fish, Trophies for all four classes competing at this year's U.S. Youth Sailing Championship were on the line during Tuesday's final day of racing. The breeze was steady today on Long Island Sound, ranging from 8 to 12 knots.... [more] Onsend this story
First Six quarterfinalists at Match Cup Sweden Tour Media, Marstrand, Sweden, Day Two of Match Cup Sweden, stage 5 of the World Match Racing Tour delivered beautiful weather, more spectators and more great match racing. Six of the eight quarter finalists have been decided.... [more] Onsend this story
18 footers Mark Foy series Britain and USA lead Sail-World.com, With three Australians sweeping the placings in the first race (respectively Grant Rollerson on Slam, John Winning Junior on Appliances Online and Jonathan Whitty on Panasonic), sailed in a very light wind, it seemed Australian domination way likely at the Mark Foy Trophy.... [more] Onsend this story
Andrew Campbell takes lessons in Log Canoe Racing Andrew Campbell, Andrew Campbell is very versatile. Here is his report on his weekend's sailing, certainly something different. 'I lucked into being in the US during the first Log Canoe race of the season hosted by the Miles River Yacht Club on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.' - Andrew Campbell... [more] Onsend this story
ISAF announces new ISAF Athletes' Commission line up ISAF, The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is delighted to announce the ten sailors who have been elected to the ISAF Athletes' Commission. The Athletes' Commission members each represent one of the ten sailing events chosen for the 2012 London Olympic Games.... [more] Onsend this story
Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 officially over
After nine months and nearly 40,000 nautical miles of racing, this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race has come to a close. On Sunday night in St. Petersburg, the final prizegiving was an opportunity to remember and celebrate all that has happened on this magnificent adventure.... [more] Onsend this story
First divisions start Transpac as Alfa Romeo lies waiting Transpac Race media, Alfa Romeo II has been at Long Beach's Rainbow Harbor for a couple of weeks prepping for Transpac 09, waiting for the other 50 yachts to arrive and looking forward to the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race so that nearly one-third of its crew can hop a flight and be on hand for all of the festivities associated with the start of the 45th Transpacific Yacht Race.... [more] Onsend this story
Sunday sailing complete at U.S. Youth Sailing Championship US Sailing, Sailing conditions today on Long Island Sound at the U.S. Youth Sailing Championship were choppy for the field of 78 boats. In the Laser class, ISAF Youth World Championship qualifier Chris Barnard (Newport Harbor YC) continues his dominance in the 21 boat fleet.... [more] Onsend this story
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