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07 Jul 2009

Major Events


Thailand wins Nations Trophy at Asian Youth Games in Singapore
Thailand took the nations trophy as the final medals were decided at the Asian Youth Games during the last day of racing in Singapore. Racing on the last day proved to be just as intense as the previous days on all fleets - courtesy race or not, the sailors put up a good show in the 15 knot breeze to make the final race a memorable one.... [more]
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Tight racing at Star Class 2009 European Championships Day 1
Andreas Kling,
Rolex Baltic Week and the Star Class 2009 European Championships and with 11 out of the top 12 teams on the current ISAF world rankings taking part the competition was always going to be hot. The 86 Star keelboats had a tense start to proceedings, with a two-hour delay before the start of racing as committee and competitors waited for the weather to settle.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup 2009 – Day One in Denmark
Robert Deaves,
Finn Gold Cup Day One - Two testing races sailed off Vallensbaek Harbour near Copenhagen in Denmark were completed Monday with virtually all the favourites picking up a discard. Race wins went to Bryan Boyd (USA) and Dan Slater (NZL), though Rafal Szukiel (POL) was the most consistent and leads overnight.... [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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BMW Oracle Racing emerges from the shed after major surgery
BMW Oracle racing media,
BMW ORACLE Racing today launched their trimaran in San Diego as the team prepares to sea trial the 90-foot by 90-foot high-tech racing machine. The mast will be installed dockside and the boat will be load-tested before the huge multihull is tested by the crew in the waters off Point Loma.... [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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Oman Sail's Masirah Wins In France With BMW Oracle Racing Second
Oman Sail Media,
The tension on the water today in Hyeres could be felt all the way over in Muscat, several thousand miles away. Oman Sail had a team in each of the top two places but they had a chasing pack that read like a who's who of professional sailing.... [more]
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Sailors seal up medals early at Asian Youth Games
Dawn Liu, SingaporeSailing,
One race on the Byte course and two on the Bic Technos' brought both classes up to race 10 on the fifth day of racing, and already the medals are all but sewn up. In the Byte CII boys class, Darren Choy of Singapore has already won with a race to spare; similarly Wei Bipeng of China took the gold two races in advance. Some of the silver and bronze medals are still up for grabs... [more]
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2011 Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally - the latest update!
The Sail-World Team,
Latest update! Eleven Days ago West Australian Bob Williams launched the 2011 Around Australia Race and Rally. 'The majority of the slot reservations are from the Pacific Ocean coast with New South Wales dominating but the Indian Ocean Coast, represented by Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria, are all consistently claiming slots. Overseas entries from New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.... [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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TQM Regatta at Ocean Marina, Pattaya, 11-12 July
OMYC Media,
All classes except Platus and sports boats will do a long distance race on Saturday and that all classes will do a combined race, or two, on Sunday. On Saturday, Platus will race 3 or 4 windward leeward courses.... [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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iShares Cup leaderboard reshuffle after prang and redress to Peyron
iShares Cup media,
Round 2 of the iShares Cup Hyères-TPM and it was a spectacular finish to the second day - racing downwind under the massive gennaker in a big breeze is a precarious proposition - the bows dig in putting the 40-ft catamaran as risk of a pitch-pole. Today all the teams kept their Extreme 40s upright - if the breeze had been any stronger that might not have been the case...... [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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2011 Around Australia - Better grab a slot reservation now!!
The Sail-World Team,
Start a Good Idea and nothing can stop it!! Ten Days ago 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]
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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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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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