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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, with Great Britain strongly represented.

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British heavyweights set for title challenges
Lindsey Bell,
World Cup leading Finn sailor Ed Wright is hopeful of a first ever World Championship title when racing at the Finn Gold Cup gets underway in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Monday (6 July).... [more]
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Warnemuende Week underway with Laser Europe Cup
Event media,
The 72nd Warnemuende Week has started with pure summer weather attracting more than 220 000 visitors at the first weekend to enjoy a colourful festival parade, and a high class sailing regatta. During the first weekend of the festival week about 700 sailors from 27 different countries have come to take part in the competition.... [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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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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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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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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Alinghi catamaran unveiled in Villeneuve
Daphne Morgan-Barnicoat, Alinghi Media,
Alinghi, the Defender of the 33rd America's Cup, unveiled its 90ft catamaran this weekend in Villeneuve, Switzerland. This multihull represents a culmination of Swiss multihull heritage and is the first step in Alinghi's development process towards the 33rd America's Cup in February 2010. The boat will be launched by helicopter next week on Lake Geneva before the process of ‘debugging' begins and... [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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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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Ben Rogerson on standby for Mini Transat 6.50m RBI solo record attempt
Media Services,
After many months of planning and preparation Ben Rogerson and his 6.50m Mini Transat yacht are ready to set off on a long dreamed of Round Britain and Ireland Solo Non-Stop Passage attempt in the next few days.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup Estredo and Offringa lead Day 4
PWA Media,
PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Day 4. Untouchable at the top: World Champions Estredo and Offringa school their opponents, and show they are in a class of their own in an epic day of high wind drama. The battle ground was hardened with nuclear conditions that caused havoc amongst the sailors.... [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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18 footers Mark Foy Trophy - USA rising but Brits hold lead,
Three races today for international fleet of 18 footers competing for the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy, out of the Carnac Yacht Club on Quiberon Bay in France. Britain's Rob Greenhalgh continued in style with a first up win in race 7 ahead of a fellow Brit, Mason Woodworth's Investec team, in third place was John Winning Jnr's Appliance (AUS)... [more]
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IC class UK Nationals at Stone SC
IC Class media,
The IC class and Stone SC go back a long way, with the club having one of the strongest fleets in the 1970s and 1980s. The 23 entries, split into IC and AC divisions enjoyed a variety of winds for the 9 race championship held from 20-23 June, generally light, but towards the end of the event sea breezes ensured some exciting sailing with choppy conditions caused by the ebbing tide.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Day 3
PWA Media,
PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Day 3. The defending champions were forced to sail with inspiration as freestyle is pushed to a new level here in Lanzarote. Upsets in the men's second single elimination have ignited a race for the event crown, and stand out performances by the women have shifted key contenders.... [more]
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More images from the 18ft skiffs Mark Foy Trophy - Carnac
Ingrid Abery images,
More Ingrid Abery action images from the Mark Foy Trophy for 18ft skiffs in Carnac, France. [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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2009 SEIKO 49er Speed Challenge
Jere Biehl,
Seiko, Velocitek and the 49er Class are collaborating to determine who the fastest 49er team is! Speed attempts will be held during the days surrounding the 49er Worlds and Europeans, culminating in the Sail for Gold event in Weymouth. Sailors will try to bet the time set by Simons Hiscocks and Rick Peacock in 2008 at 19.4 knots The new carbon mast and square top mainsail will be the equipme... [more]
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