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06 Jul 2009

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Well it was quite a weekend and today Sail-World has the latest news on Alinghi's new multihull as the tent comes down.

18 footer action – Rob Greenhalgh won in Carnac. We have lots of news and pix from the Bay of Quiberon.

We have the wrap of Match Cup Sweden and the latest iShares Cup round, next up its the Finn Gold Cup and the Star Europeans.

And of course there is lots more European and World news, so we will stand aside and let you browse.

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America's Cup Spycam - latest images here

With the lack of Mutual Consent in the current edition of the America's Cup between Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing, there are no rules regarding espionage activities between teams, or indeed what the public can see. Sail-World is happy to run legally obtained images of either BMW Oracle Racing or Alinghi. Stayed tuned for the latest on the road to the 33rd America's Cup... [more]
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Images from the Transpac 09 start
Rich Roberts,
Top US writer and photographer, Rich Roberts, filed these images from the start of the start of the Transpac on Sunday's big boat start from Point Fermin Park in San Pedro.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup declared open in Denmark
Robert Deaves,
So far 89 Finn sailors from 30 nations have completed registration and measurement to compete for the 2009 title and on Sunday afternoon the practice race took place in the waters off the harbour.... [more]
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Return of the King at Match Cup Sweden
WMRT Media,
The arrival of a cold front over night brought clouds and cooler conditions for day 7 of Match Cup Sweden, the fifth stage of the World Match Racing Tour. The early southerly wind made things a little tricky for the Race Management team as they had to set up a shorter three lap course across the fijord. It was Peter Gilmour who dominated the day winning his semi final and then the final without dr... [more]
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Extreme 40's - Oman Sail Masirah win iShares Cup Round 2
Event media,
Typically for the iShares Cup, Round 2 went to the wire, with double points up for grabs in the final race. Oman Sail's Masirah needed to finish higher than seventh place to secure overall victory with both James Spithill's BMW Oracle Racing and Loick Peyron's Oman Sail Renaissance both in contention.... [more]
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Mark Foy Trophy images - spectacular 18 foot skiff sailing
Franck Gicquiaud images,
Skiff sailing is certainly spectacular and the Mark Foy trophy for 18ft skiffs, has just concluded in Carnac, France. Many thanks to photographer Franck Gicquiaud - for these images from the event.... [more]
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Skype now standard 'comms' for cruising sailors
Nancy Knudsen,
‘How long has this been going on?' that's what a cruising friend said to me recently when I showed her my Skype set-up. I had to admit I didn't know the answer to that, but it certainly must be every cruising sailor's dream.... [more]
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Capsize sequence and more images from Mark Foy Trophy series
Ingrid Abery images,
More images from the Mary Foy Trophy series in France, supplied by Ingrid Abery - www.ingrid Take a look at the capsize sequence.... [more]
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Ingrid Abery images from the Mark Foy Trophy Final Day,
Ingrid Abery images from the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy series. Robert Greenhalgh, Dan Johnson and Phil Harmer (GBR) sailed their 18 footer Benny to victory on Quiberon Bay.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Heat turned up on the leaders
PWA media,
Estredo and Offringa take the top honors, while Thode and Nagoshi turn up the heat. The men's final went down to the wire in Lanzarote today, as Kiri Thode proved himself as the most dangerous challenger in Estredo's freestyle kingdom. The women's competition witnessed some stunning performances once again, as the conditions allowed the fleet to show off their dazzling skills.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup fleet assembles in Denmark
Event Media/,
Leading international Finn sailors have been gathering in Copenhagen, Denmark, over the last few days ready for next week's 2009 Finn Gold Cup. The world championship for the heavyweight men's Olympic singlehanded dinghy runs from 3-11 July, out of Vallensbæk Sailing Club, some 17km southwest of the centre of the Danish capital.... [more]
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Mark Foy Trophy 18 footers Carnac - Britain, Australia, USA top three,
Britain's Robert Greenhalgh, Dan Johnson and Phil Harmer, sailed their 18 footer Benny to victory on Quiberon Bay today on the final day of the inaugural Mark Foy series. A second placing in race 9 and a win in race 10, meant they did not need to finish the final and 11th race in the series to win the Trophy.... [more]
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Spithill takes Womens title at Match Cup Sweden
WMRT Media, Marstrand, Sweden,
Day 5 of Match Cup Sweden was ladies day with the Women's semi's and finals scheduled. The fantastic weather continued today with a 10-12 knot sea breeze from the west north west which enabled a course to be laid right in the middle of Marstrand fijord in front of the VIP pavilion and the masses of spectators who swarmed all over the rocks. Katie Spithill emerged victorious after a five match... [more]
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French Access Class Championships - UK Team report
Richard Smallwood,
French Access Class Championships was held on the river Erdre at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre near Nantes in western France, this event gave the small UK contingent an excellent experience of international competition, with competitors from The Netherlands and Australia as well as the host country, especially as Team-UK all came away with prizes for finishing in the first three.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Alinghi let their Cat out of the bag
Richard Gladwell,
Alinghi hosted a group of media over their America's Cup defender, overnight (NZT). Sail-World was not one of those invited, again, and we are reliant on images and information from others. 'The twin hulls of the catamaran are nearly 90-foot apart when measured from outside edge to outside edge. But it has a huge, central carbon fibre impaler projecting forward... [more]
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Mauritius to Durban yacht race set for 2010
Richard Crockett,
However this is about to change as the two senior Durban yacht clubs, the Point Yacht Club and the Royal Natal Yacht Club, have joined forces to re- establish the tough Mauritius to Durban yacht race on a regular basis.... [more]
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Interview with MedCup Circuit Technical Director Nacho Postigo
MedCup media,
Long time MedCup Circuit Technical Director Nacho Postigo (ESP) has had time to look back at what has been learned from the City of Alicante Trophy event and, more recently, the Marseille Trophy in France. 'All in all I am very pleased to see what we are seeing.' - Nacho Postigo (ESP).... [more]
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Women's European Laser Radial Championship Preview
Event media,
More than a hundred sailors are converging on Copenhagen to contest the Women's European Laser Radial Championship. Due to take place from 8 to 16 July, the women Olympic hopefuls will be competing out of Skovshoved Yacht Club in Charlottenlund on the northern outskirts of the Danish capital city.... [more]
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Enormous show of interest in the J80 World Championship
Carlos Pich,
The enormous show of interest in the J80 World Championship 2009 which will take place on the 4th to the 11th of July in Santander has been confirmed by a massive inscription. There will be 127 boats, and over 500 racers competing for the world title in Cantabrian waters.... [more]
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Laser builder appointed to the Order of Canada
Sail-World and Paul Henderson,
Ian Bruce (Montreal) builder and co-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]
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Special format for 120th edition of Travemuende Week (TW)
Andreas Kling,
The 120th edition of Travemuende Week (TW) will be celebrated in a special format in 2009. It will be extended to 17 days this year with high-level racing and a superb festival on shore. This addition will take the Travemuende Week to a new record number of entries, which had dropped slightly in the previous years.... [more]
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Jean-Pierre Dick enters Barcelona World Race 2010
Barcelona World Race media,
Winner of the first edition will be on the start line aboard the next Paprec Virbac at Barcelona on 31 December, 2010. Jean-Pierre Dick will be at the helm of the next Paprec-Virbac , which is presently under construction in New Zealand.... [more]
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Images from the Mark Foy Trophy - serious 18ft action
Ingrid Abery images,
English photographer Ingrid Abery caputured these images from the day's action at the Mark Foy Trophy. Drama aplenty for the 18ft skiffs when the series leader SLAM was involved in an incident. Ingrid's website [more]
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2008 - 2009 Volvo Ocean Race
The 2008-09 event will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon...
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