America's Cup in the Persian Gulf...Shooters in Sailing...Campbell stars in Sweden


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Here's a shot where you can see Flavio and Enrico (SUI) about to be called over the line. We're the black numbers 8241 to leeward, about to make our move for a fourth place finish - Star Worlds  Fried Elliott
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USA's 2008 Olympic rep in the Laser class, Andrew Campbell, is firing nicely in the Star Worlds in Sweden, lying in third place overall, with two races left to sail. We feature Andrew's usual excellent reports in this issue, and will be following his progress on

Overnight, Societe Nautique de Geneve announced the venue for the 33rd America's Cup, as a location in the Persian Gulf. The move has been rumored for several weeks and the announcement was bought forward by a day after several media outlets ran the story ahead of the announcement including Sail-World. The announcement was not unanticipated by BMW Oracle Racing, who late last month placed SNG on notice that the announcement of a venue anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere other than Valencia, or one agreed by mutual consent would result in recourse to the New York Courts.

The island at the Al Hamra Village, Ras al-Khaimah, UAE proposed venue for the 33rd America's Cup  Copyright © / Alinghi

That is now expected to happen. It is probably inevitable that an Appeal process will start rolling over these issues or the Constructed in Country rules, of which there is no clear definition in the Deed of Gift, and Sail-World is aware that the Challenger and Defender do not share the same view in this regard.

As our Asian Editor noted: 'In the latest installment of the America's Cup soap opera, Alinghi want to hold the next match in Ras al Khaimah, UAE, a well-known hotbed of yachting tradition. You can bet that the Ellison camp won't take that lying down! We also hear that next year's Melbourne Gold Cup is being run in Bangkok, the US Masters will be played in Lusaka and the Tour de France is moving to Montevideo.'

In this issue we have broached the unpalatable subject of terrorism and sailing - both in respect of the America's Cup venue and also an incident in Spain last last week just before the start of a major sailing regatta.

Alfa Romeo (Neville Crichton) racing on Day 2 of the 28th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre. She has won all races to date.  MCC McCamp

While some may be of the view that sailing is above this sort of thing, we suggest that the sport is not. And to get a view on both these 'hot-spots' we have consulted with Dr Paul Buchanan, a commentator on international security. It was a very interesting story to write, particularly in the light of our experience at the 2008 Olympics and disruption caused by the creation and maintenance of 'clean' areas.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Star Worlds - Andrew Campbell reports
Andrew Campbell,
Andrew Campbell reports from the Star World Championship in Sweden. Campbell currently lies third. Champagne Sailing.' 7-12 knots of sunny seabreeze, 68-70 degrees, and just enough wave action to get a nice ride with a little work. The difficult part of the sailing today was getting around the current.... [more]
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2009 ISWC Speed Windsurfing World Championships
ISWC media,
A spectacular 2009 ISWC Speed Windsurfing World Championships event came to an end today. After seven rounds of speedsailing action, giving two discards for the fleet from all over the world, Karpathos proved another time to be the perfect venue for high wind windsurfing.... [more]
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Finn World Junior Championship Day Four
Julia David,
Finn World Juniors. Although two starts were attempted, only one race was completed on the penultimate day of the Pata Boats Finn World Juniors at Balatonfüred in Hungary. The weather was still not on the sailors side on Wednesday, the final day of qualification races.... [more]
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Images from Day 3 of the 28th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre
MCC McCamp,
Today, Wednesday 5th of August, has been the third day of regatta, and the maxi Alfa Romeo (Neville Crichton / Ben Ainsley - NZL) has won again and has again been been first in the two races of the day.... [more]
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Star Worlds - New Zealand takes the lead
Lynn Fitzpatrick -,
Star World Championship - Pepper and Monk hit the lead, followed closely by the two teams from the USA. Following the race, Pepper said, 'We sailed pretty conservatively today. It's easy to lose boats in this fleet and in these conditions.'... [more]
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Alinghi confirm Ras al-Khaimah as the venue for the America's Cup
Alinghi Media,
The America's Cup Defender, Alinghi, and its yacht club, the Société Nautique de Genève, today announced the venue for the 33rd America's Cup in February 2010. 'We are pleased to announce that Ras al-Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, will be the Host Country for the 33rd America's Cup,' said Fred Meyer, Vice-Commodore of the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG).... [more]
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Racing 7,500 nautical miles Around Australia - ticks all the boxes!!
Ocean Events Media,
Invitations for yachts to make a slot reservation for the 7500 nautical mile ‘2011 Around Australia Ocean Race' were opened in late June 2009 and the interest from racing fleets has proven very strong.... [more]
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Naval Architects and Engineers head to Rhode Island for Expo
The world's foremost gathering of professionals in naval architecture, marine engineering and marine sciences will take place October 21-23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island when the Society of Naval Architects and Engineers (SNAME) hosts its 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo.... [more]
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420 Worlds - Medal Race results
Jodie Bakewell-White/,
The Open and Women's 420 World Championships have concluded in Italy. New Zealand's latest sailing World Champions are Alexandra Maloney and Bianca Barbrich-Bacher.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Security a major issue at 33rd America's Cup?
Richard Gladwell,
The car bombing on the Spanish island of Mallorca, a very popular sailing venue, staged just before the start of the 28th Copa del Rey Audi Sailing Cup, has bought the topics of terrorism and sailing into sharp relief.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Strong opposition for Berntsson
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup and Johnie Berntsson (SWE) will return to Bermuda October 6th to defend his 2008 title. Three other previous champions also return in 2009, Mathieu Richard (FRA), Ian Williams (GBR) and three-time winner Peter Gilmour (AUS).... [more]
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Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - Few surprises
Event Media,
Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - no changes in the overall IRC standings. Moves in the TP52 class after a great performance from Italian Skipper Vasco Vascotto, and a poor showing from the Argentineans on RealStone Matador.... [more]
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Changes at the top in World Match Racing Rankings
ISAF Media,
New Zealand's Adam Minoprio hits the top spot in the Open ISAF World Match Race Rankings whilst French skipper Claire Leroy remains at 1 in the Women's Rankings but there are lots of other changes.... [more]
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Chris Cameron at 28 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - Day 2
Chris Cameron,
Top international sailing photographer, Chris Cameron is at the 28 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre regatta and provided this image gallery from Day 2... [more]
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Strong winds and rough seas test Laser Radial sailors
John Parrish,
Karatsu is a great place to have a World Championship and again turned on superb sailing conditions with a warm sunny day, 20 knot NNE winds, a choppy sea and building swell. It was daunting conditions for some of the less experienced sailors and some scored DNF for being outside the time limit.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
Dana Paxton,
New York Yacht Club Invitational - while Newport is set along America's East Coast on Aquidneck Island, three of the visiting yacht clubs – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Royal Canadian Yacht Club and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club – also can claim their place as notable island yacht clubs tethered securely to the Corinthian spirit of competitive sailing.... [more]
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Star Worlds - Rainy conditions in Varberg
Andrew Campbell,
Andrew Campbell reports from the Star Worlds. 'We waited ashore yesterday for two hours before setting out to the course for race two. Just after the gun a 100 degree righty disrupted the race and forced the committee to abandon.... [more]
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Images from the Star Worlds: Day 3 by Juerg Kaufmann
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top international photographer, Juerg Kaufmann, of Juerg Kaufmann presents a superb gallery of images taken Day 3 of the Star Worlds in Sweden. Don't forget to click on the 'view large photo' option to truly appreciate these magnificent shots which cross the boundary from realism into art.... [more]
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America's Cup 33: Venue announced as Ras-Al-Khaimah
Sail-World JPJ,
SNG has selected one of the United Arab Emirates and it is Ras-Al-Khaimah, roughly 60 miles north-east of Dubai. It is a light wind selection which is in line with the design parameters of the Swiss catamaran. Meanwhile Alinghi 5 is been prepared to be airlifted to Genoa on Friday... [more]
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Mike Perham still on target
PPL media,
Mike Perham, the teenager from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire who has high hopes of sailing into the record books at the end of August. He and his Open 50 yacht left Panama last Tuesday, but says he has not been able to sleep for more than two hours a day, sometimes down to one and never longer than 15 minutes at a time.... [more]
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Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - Alfa Romeo continues winning form
Event media,
Second day of racing at the 28th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre. The TP52s made their debut in competition. The Swan 45 'No Limits' not keen to renounce their first place either, remains leader after four races. In spite of being a smaller unit, Pedro Campo's 'CAM', formerly the TP52 'Artemis', now converted to IRC, faced the bigger boats.... [more]
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Finn Junior World Championship Day Three
Julia David,
Egor Larionov takes lead in Finn World Juniors after two exciting races. After Monday had passed without any racing, and with a storm overnight, the Finn sailors arrived at Balatonfüred Yacht Club hoping for better conditions. But, unfortunately, light wind kept them ashore yet again.... [more]
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International 420 Class World Championship are back on track
Antonio Sueri,
The 420 Championship is back up and running again today. Yesterday's races were suspended due to flash rains and insufficient wind. Antonios Tsimpoukelis and George Karonis (GRE 53161) now lead the provisional overall rankings, based on both their Qualifying Series places, and their performance in the six Final Series races sailed so far in the regatta. A New Zealand crew lies in second place... [more]
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