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Sail-World USA: 21 July 2009

First sail for Alinghi 5 on Lake Geneva.
  Carlo Borlenghi / Alinghi©
Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 21 July 2009

Yesterday, Alinghi relaunched their catamaran on Lake Geneva, and took her for her first test sail/flight. In this issue we have official shots from the event, along with some unofficial images showing some of the gear detail aboard Alinghi 5.

In this issue we also have images from a test sailing session of BOR90 off San Diego - with a ocean swell proving to be a substantially different test environment from the placid waters of Lake Geneva.

The difference between the two yachts is quite clear (aside from their number of hulls). Alinghi 5 is a much more simple craft, and the reasons for that is obvious - a lack of pedestals and an eight strong grinder team in the centre of the boat.

Alinghi 5 as we can now see has her winch power driven from a hydraulic system, powered by a rather noisy motor located on her aft crossbeam.

First sail for Alinghi 5 on Lake Geneva.
  Carlo Borlenghi / Alinghi©

Later this morning, both sides meet again in the rarefied air of the New York Supreme Court to hear several Motions that have been bought by the two contesting clubs. Amongst these is the process of rule writing for the 33rd Match and whether Alinghi has the right to determine these rules, design its own boat to suit, and then advise BMW Oracle Racing, of those racing rules, when it is too late for the US team to make changes to the design of its yacht.

Some would argue that it is just a matter of (un)fairness; and the America's Cup has always been unfair; so get over it.

Others will argue that, once again, Alinghi has gone a lawyer too far, and that what is being done, in respect of the Rules, is contrary to the provisions of the Deed of Gift.

BOR90 dips into a big swell off San Diego - she was later clocked sailing at three times the wind speed, not fully loaded, in these conditions.  Darrall Slater

We will bring you updates on the Court Hearing on It is expected the Justice Shirley Kornreich will reserve her decision.

Selection of the officials for the 33rd Match is underway, and Sail-World understands from several sources that a New Zealander has been appointed as Principal Race Officer.

The RNZYS Youth team celebrate their win in the Govenor's Cup with a sport of water-walking.  Mary Longpre - Longpre Photos

In Newport Beach, CA, the host team and defenders of the Governor's Cup (donated by then Governor Ronald Reagan, soon after he took office in the State of California), have finished second in the event. Winners were a male team from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron with a female crew making the top four. We have full reports in this issue along with plenty of images.

On Lake Garda Italy, the 49er Worlds have ended, and the 29er Worlds are underway with 183 crews from 20 nations. Top placed US crew lies in eight position overall. We'll be carrying reports and images from this event all week.

Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series - Cagliari 2009
  BPlan/Guido Trombett

In this issue we also have reports from the Chicago Mackinac Race - a long, slow one. The Optimist Nationals are underway, for the first time on the West Coast, Rich Roberts reports in this issue. And in Ontario, the Hobie 16 North Americans are underway.

Stay tuned to for the latest updates on these events, plus the third round of the TP52 Audi MedCup, where the defending champion, Quantum Racing (USA) will be trying to reduce the margin of 2009 series leader, Emirates Team NZ.

Oh, and of course, we will have the outcome and comment on the latest episode in America's Cup Legal on .

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
US Editor

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Alinghi 5 flies on first sail on Lake Geneva - WOW!
Carlo Borlenghi and the Alinghi Team,
The America's Cup defender, Alinghi 5, was re-launched and had her first test sail on Switzerland's Lake Geneva today. We'll be featuring more photos as they come through later today but in the meantime.. WOW! and Well Done!... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - BOR90 sailing - close up,
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. Latest postings include BOR90's new mast, Alinghi 5's motor and ballast system... [more]
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Finn Junior World Championship for Jörg Bruder Silver Cup preview
Julia David, Event Media,
The PATA Boats Finn Junior World Championship for the Jörg Bruder Silver Cup is being held between 30 July and 6 August 2009. To date, 49 young Finn sailors from 12 nations (USA, RUS, FRA, GER, ITA, IRL, CZE, SVK, UKR, EST, BUL and HUN), have entered the regatta.... [more]
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Hobie 16 North American Championships day one
Robert Merricks,
Day one of the Hobie 16 North American Championships, in Kingston ONT, had three races in marginal single wire conditions and chop. Rounding out the top three are Geoff Becker and Krista Hankins from the US sailing in their first Hobie 16 North Americans.... [more]
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America's Cup Spycam - Alinghi first sail on Lake Geneva

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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TP52 Series Region of Sardinia Trophy Practice race
MedCup media,
With Paul Cayard (USA) on board calling tactics for the first time for the 2007 Audi MedCup winning owner-skipper Torbjorn Tornqvist (SWE), Artemis seized the opportunity presented to them to win today's practice race for the TP52 Series Region of Sardinia Trophy.... [more]
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MOB skipper still missing in European regatta
Baltic Sprint Cup media,
Baltic Sprint Cup. During the race's second leg from Rønne on the island of Bornholm/Denmark to Vaestervik in Sweden, the female skipper of the German yacht 'DHH Cross-Match', Sabine Juettner-Storp, went overboard.... [more]
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Albacore Internationals final day - UK title winner decided
Alan Henderson,
On the third day of the Benromach Albacore Internationals, the UK National title was at stake. Three races would decide who went home with the title. Forecast for the day was brisk. The two protagonists fought out their battle at the front, the pair drawing clear of the rest of the fleet in all three races.... [more]
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183 crews from 20 countries contest 29er Worlds on Lake Garda
Jerelyn Biehl,
An Australian crew leads the 29er Worlds after the first day of the 183 boat 29er World championship fleet from 20 nations sailing on Lake Garda. Epic Lake Garda conditions gave the Race Committee and competitors a chance to stretch out and complete three races in the four flights.... [more]
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Images from the 29er Worlds on Lake Garda
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery took these images on the first day of competition at the 29er Worlds on Lake Garda, Italy. Hayley Outteridge and Iain Jensen lead the 29er World fleet. 2008 29er World Champion Steve Thomas (AUS) and Blair Tuke are second, with Brits Tom Durham and George Hand third.... [more]
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Chicago-Mackinac fleet spreads- here is the latest update
Christie Denton,
The 101st Chicago Race to Mackinac is turning out to be one of the slowest is recent history, but spectators are still following the action of the 260 boats being tracked by GPS at [more]
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Dogdayz first to finish Chicago Mackinac race
Christie Denson,
The first boat to finish the 101st Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is Dogdayz, with a finish time at 07:50:04- making the elapsed time for this first boat at 64:40:04. This is the longest elapsed time for a first to finish boat in the past few years. But they're not done – Dogdayz, skippered by Dan VandenBossche of New Baltimore, MI, continues on to Port Huron in the SuperMac.... [more]
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Action Stations on Day 3 of the Audi Melges 32 Series at Cagliari
Stefano Gattini,
Top sailing photographers, Stefano Gattini and Guido Trombett was at the Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series at Cagliari, Italy, and presents this superb gallery of images from Day 3 of the event:... [more]
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Alinghi prepare for their first sail on Lake Geneva
Carlo Borlenghi,
Alinghi, the Defender of the 33rd America's Cup, launched its new 90ft catamaran again today on Lake Geneva, Switzerland in preparation for the start of sailing trials. Carlo Borlenghi present this gallery of images of the occasion... [more]
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Whidbey Island Race Week regatta final day report
Liza Tewell,
Ohana Harbor Coffee Whidbey Island Race Week regatta final day report. Two solid races for each of the 10 classes were run by the Corinthian Yacht Club-Seattle race committee Friday afternoon in a 8-14 knot westerly. The committee's big, red boat lead the fleet to the race course in Penn Cove.... [more]
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Images from the Newport Bucket Regatta 2009
Leighton O'Connor images,
Photographer Leighton O'Connor has been at the The Newport Bucket Regatta 2009 over this weekend and here are his images from the event.... [more]
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Newport Bucket Regatta 2009 Day One
Regatta media,
Timoneer wins on day one Newport Bucket Regatta 2009. Timoneer, the 147' DuBois/Vitters Ketch dominated the day. The J Class yachts, Ranger and the new Huisman replica of Endeavour II, Hanuman, started a minute apart, in the first contest between these designs since the 1938 Americas Cup, also off Newport!... [more]
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Hobie 16 Youth and Women's North American Championship
Robert Merricks,
Hobie 16 Youth and Women's North American Championship. The Youth championship was won by Eric Raybon, a 2007 US Youth Worlds team member, sailing with his brother Mathew, from Shrewsbury, NJ. In the Women's championship it was the mother /daughter team of Susan and Erika Korzeniewski from Liverpool, NY.... [more]
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Opening day of US Optimist National Championships
Rich Roberts,
A youngster from Chicago who shall remain unnamed was one of the happier competitors on the first day of the first US Optimist National Championships to be run on the West Coast, regardless of results.... [more]
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Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series 2009 Champion crowned
Melges 32 media,
Carlo Alberini on ITA-186 Calvi Network with Gabriele Benussi as tactician, Lorenzo Bodoni, Gaetano Di Granara, Alessandro Frizzarin, Sergio Blosi, Irene Bezzi and Fabio Gasperoni are Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Champions!... [more]
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RNZYS Youth team wins Governor's Cup at Newport Beach
Nancy Mellon,
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Men's team of William Tiller, Helm, Harry Thurston, Middle and Shaun Mason, Bow have won the Governor's Cup 43rd Junior International Match Racing Championship. Defending champion Newport Harbor Yacht Club team of Andrew Mason, Peter Kinney and Brooks Clark provided strong competition throughout, winning the second race of the three of the finals.... [more]
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Consistency the key to Swan 42 Nationals win
Michael Levitt,
Phil Lotz's Arethusa has won the NYYC Swan 42 Nationals on the final day in the final two races. He passed Andy Fisher's Bandit that dominated this regatta since the first race. Arethusa scored 50 points to Bandit's 57. In third place was Amelia, Alex Jackson. Celeritas, Malcolm Gefter, was fourth, and Interlodge, Austin and Gwen Fragomen, was fifth. 20 yachts sailed i... [more]
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Perfect all-in-one sailing gadget, the iPhone - Part 2
Mark Cherrington,
Apple's much-hyped iPhone has attracted much attention since the global release of the 3G in 2008, with tens of thousands of applications, and more coming. Buried among the many, some of which are rubbish, are others that are excellent and purpose-designed for sailors, as Mark Cherrington describes. This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Series.... [more]
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2009 Transpac Clean Sweep for Samba Pa Ti
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti, a modified TP 52, is the big winner of the Transpacific Yacht Race. Kilroy prides himself in putting great teams of people together. He went into the race knowing he had an excellent grandprix boat, was well prepared and had a terrific group of people; but the quality that he feels distinguishes his team from others is that special 'Samba feeling.'... [more]
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Images from Day 4 of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, Cowes
Paul Wyeth,
Paul Wyeth of presents this image gallery from the final day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup being sailed in Cowes, Isle of Wight. 27 boats are competing in the high profile event, which features Quarter Tonners from 15 designers, including several past winners of the World Quarter Ton Championship.... [more]
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Governor's Cup - NZ, Aus and two USA teams into finals
Stacie Brandt with Preben Nielsen,
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's men's team had another strong day, advancing to the finals with a near-perfect 19 wins in 20 matches. For the first two round robins, the Squadron lost only one match, to CYCA and they look to be the favorites for the finals Sunday. two teams were tied for fourth, King Harbor Yacht Club and Mission Bay Yacht Club.... [more]
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Peter Morton wins Final Day showdown at Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
Fiona Brown,
There was a cliff-hanger ending to the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup in Cowes today as husband and wife adversaries Louise and Peter Morton faced each other down in a veritable gunfight at the OK Coral that was ultimately decided by just one second and half a point. Sailing their Farr designed sister-ships Espada and Anchor Challenge they went into the final day with Louise leading the regatta..... [more]
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