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Sail-World USA: 3 August 2009

International 420 Class World Championship - Lake Garda  Gianni Tomazzoni
Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 3 August 2009

The 2009 Star Worlds are underway in Swede. USA's Mark Mendelblatt and Mark Strube. lie in third place after two races had been completed. We featuring daily reports on so stay tuned for the daily updates.

As we reported in the last edition, then in the closing stages of the most dramatic match races ever seen, two massive French trimarans, have broken the old Trans Atlantic record. Groupama 3 (Franck Cammas) took on the longer Banque Populaire - which started two and a half hours behind, and caught up to be level pegging for most of the way.

Groupama 3 set one world 24 hour record, only to have Banque Populaire set a new one almost immediately on 907 nautical miles.

In this edition we feature regular reports from Groupama 3 plus don't forget to catch four YouTube video of Banque Populaire hoofing it across the Atlantic.

Extreme 40" Groupama 40" (FRA) skipper Tanguy Cariou (FRA)  ThMartinez / Sea & Co ©

No real news on the America's Cup scene, save for very strong rumours that the America's Cup will be staged in United Arab Emirates and specifically Ras al-Khaimah - a 70nm boat ride from the Iranian coast, or just 30nm as the proverbial crow flies. The official announcement will be made on 6 August. Around the same time, weather permitting, Alinghi 5 will be attempting the airlift from le Bouveret SUI to Genoa, ITA - a distance of some 170 miles, and going to a height, we believe. of 8,000ft.

Mark rounding action at the 2009 Int Contender Worlds  Event Media

No further news on whether BMW Oracle will Appeal last Friday's decision on the use of the engine, they have 30 days in which to do so. However it was pointed out to Sail-World by one Cup rules authority, that if one read the Deed of Gift carefully, it said that ONLY the Challenger had to be propelled by sails, and by omission the Defender could be propelled by a motor. However we don't think that will happen!

Neville Crichton's Alfa Romeo leads the start at Copa del Rey, Palma, Mallorca, Spain.  MCC McCamp

This America's Cup is certainly headed into the Theater of the Absurd, with a Defending Club, having won the Cup with just a single Swiss national abroad in a crew of 17, landlocked and a long way from an 'arm of the sea' and with their home waters being a lake; electing to Defend the America's Cup in United Arab Emirates, using multihulls, in a Deed of Gift Match, with the use of engines allowed!

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
US Editor

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Bronze for Tunnicliffe at Laser Radial Womens Worlds
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Anna Tunnicliffe's final report from the Laser Radial Women's World Championship in Japan. I had a terrible first race finishing mid-teens, and then pulled back to a fourth in the second race of the day to secure third overall.... [more]
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Finn Junior Worlds Day Two
Julia David,
The water was nearly boiling in the tense moments at the starts on the second day of the Pata Boats Finn Junior World Championship on Lake Balaton in Hungary.... [more]
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Chris Cameron at 28 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre
Chris Cameron,
Top international sailing photographer, Chris Cameron is at the 28 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre regatta and provided this image gallery... [more]
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2009 Star World Championship Race 2
Lynn Fitzpatrick -,
2009 Star World Championship. Today's race got under way under a black flag following a long postponement on shore, an abandoned race due to a big shift immediately after the start, a general recall.... [more]
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Images from 28th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre
MCC McCamp,
Today, Monday 3rd of August, has been the first day of regatta, and the maxi Alfa Romeo (Neville Crichton / Ben Ainsley - NZL) has been first in the two races of the day. Second place went for the maxi Bella Mente (Hap Fauth - USA) with two second places, and third place for the STP65 Container... [more]
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Images from the final day of action at the iShares Cup Cowes Week
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery was in the thick of the action on the final day of the iShares Cup UK Round at Cowes Week. Here's a selection of her images - Enjoy!... [more]
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Oman Sail Masirah clinch iShares Cup UK Round at Cowes
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup at Cowes Week. It was a battle to the end for Yann Guichard and Loick Peyron with Gitana Extreme – Groupe LCF Rothschild. Celebrities from the world of music, Formula 1 and TV joined the iShares Cup to ride shotgun on an Extreme 40.... [more]
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North Atlantic battle belongs to Banque Populaire V
Banque Populaire V media,
The North-Atlantic in 3 days 15 hours 25 minutes and 48 seconds* for the Maxi-Trimaran Banque Populaire V. Pascal Bidegorry and his crewmen have made history. Pascal Bidégorry and his crewmen just made history by setting an incredible new benchmark time on the Transatlantic record.... [more]
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2009 Contender Worlds - Final Wrap Up
Stephanie Mah,
112 sailors from 13 countries (Italy, Australia, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Britain, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Austria) met up in the small city of Sonderborg, Denmark (population 27,000), where the locals welcomed them with a lot of food and a lot of wind.... [more]
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International 420 World Championship: Final Series races begin today
Antonio Sueri,
Riva del Garda...Sunday, August 2, 2009...Intense competition today for both the 420 Class Men's Championship and also the 420 Women's Championship.... [more]
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Andrew Campbell at the Star Worlds - Some days gambles don't pay
Andrew Campbell sailing,
Andrew Campbell reports on the first day of the 2009 Star Worlds. The race took just less than two and a half hours, and for about two hours and ten minutes my crew Magnus Liljedahl and I sailed quite well. We rounded the first top mark in 14th place out of the 95 boat fleet and made quick gains on the first fun rounding the next two marks ninth.... [more]
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International Yacht Club Challenge at the BVI Spring Regatta
Linda Phillips,
International Yacht Club Challenge at the BVI Spring Regatta. The IYCC will be part of the 2010 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, March 29 – April 4. Although this is the inaugural year for the IYCC, it will be the 39th for the BVI Spring Regatta and as in the past eleven years, the 2010 edition will be hosted and presented by the Nanny Cay Marina and Resort.... [more]
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U.S. Singlehanded Championship
Jake Fish,
Four consecutive second place finishes over nine races propelled Kyle Rogachenko to his second career U.S. Singlehanded Championship. The battle between Rogachenko and Horowitz showcased two of the best collegiate sailors in the country. Rogachenko is a member of the US Sailing Team – U23 and a senior on the Old Dominion varsity sailing team.... [more]
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420 World Championships continue,
The 420 World Championships are continuing in Italy. In the Mens fleet, Antonios Tsimpoukelis and George Karonis (GRE) are in top place, Giovanni Meloni and Alessandro Gemini (ITA) are second with the British pair of Ben Palmer and Knorad Weaver in third.... [more]
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Star World Championship Day One
Lynn Fitzpatrick -,
Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki (POL) started off the 2009 Star World Championship the same way they began the 2008 Star World Championship.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro 2009 First Leg victory for Eliès
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro 2009 first leg victory to Yann Eliès (Generali). Within the space of an hour he was followed across the finish line by no less than 15 of his rivals. Elies himself is in no doubt about the slight margin of his victory, and has no intention of resting on his laurels.... [more]
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Tunnicliffe claims Bronze at Laser Radial World Championship
Marni Lane,
US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) member Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) wrestled a week of wind and waves to win a bronze medal at the 2009 Laser Radial World Championship in Karatsu, Japan.... [more]
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Only one winner in Transatlantic Battle of the Trimarans
Cammas-Groupama 3 media,
Congratulations from Franck Cammas Groupama 3 to Pascal Bidégorry Banque Populaire V, the new Transatlantic record holder. 'We're happy to have crossed the line and it was nice to see Banque Populaire V over the last few hours of the course: it motivated both crews! We managed to really get Groupama 3 to cream along, which enabled us to make up a bit of ground on them...' Cammas.... [more]
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iShares Cup at Cowes Week Day Two
Emily Caroe,
Thousands of spectators as far as the eye could see lined the Cowes shoreline to watch the Extreme 40 fleet racing on day two of the iShares Cup at Cowes Week. The nine-boat fleet playing 'who dares wins' coming as close to the shore as possible to avoid the adverse Solent tide ensured the public had a ‘grandstand' view of the action.... [more]
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