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Sail-World USA: 23 July 2009

Brand new maxi catamaran (90 foot)"ALINGHI 5" second day training on Lake Geneva

  Thierry Martinez
Welcome Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 23 July 2009

Just in we have images and an initial report from the Alinghi Media Conference held in Le Bouveret, Switzerland. Sail-World had a correspondent and photographer at the event, and he has just filed the report and images which are our lead story.

This edition is another America's Cup-fest featuring the two extremes of the 33rd America's Cup.

At one extremity we have an analysis and statements of the two warring factions in this dispute which had yet another Hearing in the New York Supreme Court, this morning, New Zealand time.

This one was about the rules of the game, and we're calling it a significant gain for BMW Oracle Racing.

Alinghi didn't lose any real ground, but didn't really achieve anything either.

We have the full Court transcript in this issue, so you can judge for yourself click here to go straight to it.

Both sides will resume 'mediation' however an ISAF International Jury is expected to be appointed soon along with other key officials, and that should bring an end to this series of America's Cup Legal for the time being.

And on Lake Geneva we have the other extreme - as one of the magnificent yachts in this event, was put through her paces in preparation for the 33rd America's Cup in just over six months time.

Alinghi crew prepare to drop the mast ahead of a storm  Sail-World (JPJ)

There's also a link to a great piece of video from top and long time video producer and cameraman, George Johns, which is a delight to view, particularly in full screen. While still images certainly have their place, to get the full impression of this magnificent 90ft multihull, you have to see the movie!

In this issue we have another set of images of Alinghi 5 in full flight, courtesy of one of the all time great sailing photographers, Carlo Borlenghi.

Emirates Team New Zealand opened their account in perfect style off Sardinia, in the Audi MedCup taking three wins from three races. However they fell from grace on the next day, and now only narrowly lead the series. USA's Quantum Racing, the defending champion did not have great day finishing fourth and sixth. Matador (ARG) was the top performer on Day 2.

Emirates Team New Zealand pips Synergy by 1 second at the finish in race three, day one, Sardinia Trophy, Audi MedCup   Emirates Team New Zealand / Photo Chris Cameron ETNZ ©

And back with the video's there is some spectacular footage from the 49er Worlds in Lake Garda, regarded by many as the Paradise of Sailing.

Alinghi Sailing
Second day of sailing for Alinghi 5 on Lake Geneva.
  Carlo Borlenghi / Alinghi©

We have all the latest local racing news including the Womens Singlehanded Championship in Marblehead, the US Optimist Championships, Andrew Campbell tells of his shift to matchracing, and we have the latest update on the Hobie 16 North Americans.

We'll be featuring updates to all these stories, and more, on during the rest of the week - so stay tuned.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Alinghi shows all at Media Open Day in le Bouveret
Alinghi held a Media Day at their base in Le Bouveret, Switzerland, to allow invited media a close look at Alinghi 5 afloat. Media were not allowed in the 90ft LWL catamaran but had the opportunity to look over the boat and interview her crew and design team. Sail-World's correspondent 'JPJ' commented that Alinghi's team were very happy with Alinghi 5 after two days of sailing.... [more]
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U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship Day One
Jake Fish,
U.S Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship (USJWSC), sponsored by LaserPerformance and hosted by the Westhampton Yacht Squadron. Callie Naughton (Marblehead, Mass.) of Pleon Yacht Club is the current leader with 24 points. She added a pair of wins on her way to taking the early lead.... [more]
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Puma Bladerider Moths for Moth World Championships
Puma Ocean Racing Team media,
The Puma Ocean Racing Bladerider Moths will be sailing in the 2009 International Moth World Championships. This event will take place August 6 – 15 in Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA.... [more]
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US Optimist National Championships
Rich Roberts,
US Optimist National Championships hosted by the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club. HollyTullo, 15, has won the Girls Nationals phase of the championship.... [more]
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Hanuman crosses the Atlantic to compete in New York
Sail-World and J-Class Association,
Hanuman is the first new J to be built in The Netherlands, and recently sailed to New York to compete in her first regatta. She has been built according the maximum performance rules of the JCA (J Class Association). She is the first new J to be built in The Netherlands, and recently sailed to New York to compete in her first regatta.... [more]
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Italians do it better on Day 2 of Audi MedCup in Sardinia
MedCup Media,
Italy's Francesco Bruni called tactics for Matador as they posted a first and second today, rising to challenge the Kiwi dominance in the TP52 Series while his compatriot Vasco Vascotto won twice in the hot seat on the GP 42 Airis. Winners of the season's opening regatta in Alicante in May, Matador (ARG) reduced ETNZ's margin in the series to just a single point, as the wheels came off the Kiwis.... [more]
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Andrew Campbell devotes time to Match Racing
Andrew Campbell Sailing,
After Kiel Week and some time off mid-summer, these two weeks in my schedule are being completely devoted to match racing. On Sunday night I ship out to Amsterdam for a boat pickup and haul north to Sweden to prep for the upcoming Star Worlds starting the first week of August.... [more]
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Turkey to host 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
David Knapman,
Istanbul 2010 will mark the 40th edition of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, the world's top youth sailing event. Competition will take place from 8-17 July across eight events, open to competitors younger than 19 years on 31 December 2010.... [more]
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2.4 Canadian Championships at National Yacht Club
Brian Todd - Canadian Sailing Team coach,
2.4m sailors from Canada and the US met at National Yacht Club in Toronto for the 2.4 Canadian Championships July 18-19. The weekend started out on the 17th with a scheduled training camp, the wind was nowhere to be seen though and the schedule kept having to be moved back. Finally a few zephers came in and we managed 25 starts and five short test races as a tuneup for the races.... [more]
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Hobie 16 North American Championships Day 2
Rich McVeigh,
Day two of the Hobie 16 North Americans had light air out of the east. Three races were completed. Jason Hess and Hugo Guzman from Guatemala moved into the lead today but also scored an OCS in the first race, which they can drop.... [more]
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Lysekil Women's Match - Battle of the best
Event media,
The ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Lysekil is the most prestigious event in women's match racing. This year's championship has added interest, as it is the first in the four-year cycle, which will culminate in the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, where Women's Match Racing will feature for the first time on the Olympic programme.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: BMW Oracle bigger winners out of Court Hearing
Richard Gladwell,
BMW Oracle Racing were the big winners out of the Hearing in the New York Supreme Court today. Not that Alinghi lost anything substantial, but the US team picked up some bargaining chips that Alinghi would probably have rather played later in the game. First of these was the concession that the International Sailing Federation Racing Rules, current edition would apply... [more]
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Mackinac Divisional winners named
Race to Mackinac media,
Overall winners have been named in the Mackinac-Cup, Cruising and Doublehanded Divisions. In the Mackinac Cup Division, the overall winner is Zoom, skippered by George Miz of Chicago, Ill.... [more]
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Ida Lewis Distance Race
Barby MacGowan,
Certain to make epic the fifth running of the Ida Lewis Distance Race, the captain of Irvine Laidlaw's (Monaco) new 90-foot Wally boat Highland Fling XI has issued a challenge to Tom Hill's (Puerto Rico) new 75-foot Reichel-Pugh designed Titan XV to show up and show its stuff at the event, set to begin off Newport, R.I., Friday, August 21.... [more]
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Team racing completed at US Optimist National Championship Regattas
Rich Roberts,
In only their second such regatta---and the first didn't turn out very well---five California youngsters known as West Side won the Team Racing phase of the US Optimist National Championships Tuesday. They swept their 14 races in the preliminary round robin through the entire fleet Sunday and Monday, and then won all four of their semifinal matches in the Gold group of Tuesday's sailoffs.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 second day of sailing on Lake Geneva plus Video
Carlo Borlenghi and the Alinghi Team,
The America's Cup defender, Alinghi 5, had her second day of sailing on Switzerland's Lake Geneva today.... [more]
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Race to Mackinac Doublehanded Winner declared
Race to Mackinac media,
Race to Mackinac update - the doublehanded winner has been declared. 'By 8 minutes!' Bill Zeiler shouted to fellow doublehander Richard Sterns upon learning they'd won the Doublehanded Division.... [more]
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SLAM: Spectacular Video from 49er Worlds in Lake Garda
Slam Media,
The crews of the recent 49er World Championship staged in Lake Garda, Italy feature in this superb video just released by SLAM.... [more]
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Swiss Club pleased that America's Cup Contempt motion denied
Alinghi Media,
Alinghi skipper, Brad Butterworth is pleased following today's Hearing in the New York Supreme Court over the Rules issues raised by Golden Gate Yacht Club, and Societe Nautique de Geneve's request for the Customs House Registry certificate to be provided within 14 days... [more]
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Golden Gate YC pleased that Rules clarity will be provided
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
We are pleased that the Court will provide clarity on the rules before we complete our challenging vessel for America's Cup 33. The Court reserved her decision whether an engine and moveable ballast can be used. Justice Kornreich understood that we need to know the rules before we can complete our challenging vessel and then submit our Custom House Registry (CHR).... [more]
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Images from 29er World Championship Day 2
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery captured today's action at the 29er Worlds, as Steven Thomas and Blar Tuke won all of their three races. Judge Ryan and Matt Noble also won all their races today.... [more]
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Emirates Team New Zealand all the way at Region of Sardinia Trophy
MedCup media,
Three wins from three starts allowed Dean Barker (NZL) and the crew of Emirates TeamNew Zealand to not only take a comfortable overall lead after the first day's racing at the Region of Sardinia Trophy.... [more]
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Tight at the Top 29er Worlds Day 2, AUS-NZL leads USA
Jerelyn Biehl,
Matching race to race, Aussie Steven Thomas and Blar Tuke (NZL) won all three races in their flight while Americans Judge Ryan and Matt Noble equalled by winning all their races as well. The two teams are separated by one point and lead yesterday's leaders of Haylee Outteridge and Iain Jensen, by five points.... [more]
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