From Phuket to Turkey: Regional and International sailing news




24 Jul 2009

Major Events


The start of Six Senses Phuket Raceweek tops the bill, but you didn't think we'd miss the latest in the AC soap opera, did you? No chance!

Monsoon breezes kick in at Six Senses Phuket Raceweek
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
New faces in the crowd included Neil Pryde and the crew of Hi Fi, keen to defend their AYGP crown right from the beginning of the season, with Ray Roberts (Evolution Sails, formerly Quantum Racing) there to keep them honest (and try to knock them off the perch). Henry Kaye appeared in the “new boat, familiar name” category, with his super-go-fast carbon Sea Cart 30 trimaran, Thor.... [more]
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Alinghi shows all at Media Open Day in le Bouveret
Sail-World and JPJ,
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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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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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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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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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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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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Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally - the Melbourne Sydney Trophy
John Curnow,
Bob ‘Freight Train' Williams delivered his first Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally participant information session the other night at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. All was on plan. The technology had all been checked and was working. The meetings beforehand had been completed and a nice meal consumed.... [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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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 - 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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