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Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 23 August 2009
Extremes of weather affected two USA's international yachting campaigns.
In Portiamo, Portugal, the fourth round of the Audi MedCup came to a grinding halt when the breeze failed to eventuate. Defending champion, Quantum Racing (USA) has a challenge ahead to finish top of the points table for this round. Currently she is 6.5pts off the pace, in third overall behind Artemis (SWE) with favorite US son, Paul Cayard aboard and calling the shots.
Second placed in Portugal, Emirates Team New Zealand enjoy a substantial lead in the overall trophy with one more round left to sail. She is on the market listed at 950,00 Euro ($1.3m), if you want to make a small addition to your fleet.
In this issue we detail the MedCup racing - with plenty of images and we outline the changes planned for the class, and event, over the next two years.
In Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a hurricane has threatened the 2009 Laser World Championships. With three days racing complete, and just four races sailed, the regatta is expected to go on hold until Hurricane Bill has passed by, or through the venue. Clayton Johnson is the top placed US competitor in 34th overall, with Brad Funk in 41st overall.
On the West Coast, the 2009 SAP 505 World Championship get underway on San Francisco Bay, today. US crews took the top three places in the North Americans and will be looking for a strong performance in their home waters. In this issue we feature a preview of the Worlds, plus images from top journalist, Rich Roberts.
The Chicago Match Race Cup is also well underway with seven nations competing in the Grade 2 event. We have daily reports in this edition. Plus there all the action and images from Hamilton Island Race Week.
Chicago Match Race – Day 2: The elusive Top 8 Logan Fraser, We left ourselves too much to do today after our slow start yesterday, we had two must win races this morning and started well managing a win against Grimildi who was the overnight leader after winning all his matches yesterday. Unfortunately our second race against Nakamura didn't quite go to plan. The breeze was blowing onshore today from the north at around 8 – 10 knots during our races, w... [more] Onsend this story
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2009 Joy Dunigan - Melges 20, Big Rides, Great Sailing at Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2009. Pieter Taselaar takes the Audi Melges 20 Nationals by storm with an impressive 2-2-1 score for the day to lead Marc Hollerbach in second and Eric Wynsma in third. Three more races slated for Sunday.... [more] Onsend this story
Vendee Globe: Paprec-Virbac is being built in New Zealand Vendee Globe Media, Jean-Pierre Dick, who was forced to retire from the last Vendée Globe after damage to his steering system, announced shortly after returning to France that he would be re-entering the solo round the world race aboard a new boat designed by Verdier/VPLP, the designers of Safran, considered to be one of, or maybe even the absolute best of the 60-foot boats from 2008.... [more] Onsend this story
Chicago Match Cup - Three into semi-finals CMC media, Chicago Match Cup: The top three in the standings from yesterday continued their winning ways today by qualifying for tomorrow's Semi-Final Round in the inaugural Chicago Match Cup.... [more] Onsend this story
Finn Senior and Junior Open European Championship 2009 preview Corrine McKenzie, Preview report on the upcoming Finn Senior and Junior Open European Championship 2009. Over 70 sailors have gathered from 21 countries with strong attendance recorded from Eastern Europeans. Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, Greece and the host country Bulgaria have sent full contingents in both juniors and seniors division.... [more] Onsend this story
Can bananas stop Martin in 505 Worlds? Rich Roberts, Bananas, black cats and winning the prelude regatta to a major event---bring 'em all on, because it doesn't matter to Mike Martin, the skipper favored to win the 2009 SAP 505 World Championship that starts Sunday, sponsored by SAP and APL and hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.Nine races are scheduled on seven days through Saturday---two each on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday and one on Monday, Fr... [more] Onsend this story
Crosbie Lorimer's images for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 2 Crosbie Lorimer, Breeze for some and none for others was today's recipe. IRC had a scheduled morning start while for the cruisers there was three hours of R and R on the water before being commanded north in search of the capricious breeze. Crosbie Lorimer followed the windless and the wind-blessed to capture these images.... [more] Onsend this story
Laser World Championships - A shuffle of the leaderboard Event Media, 2009 Nautel Laser World Championships Day 3. With four races competed (allowing for one drop), there's more shuffling at the top of the fleet... [more] Onsend this story
No Racing, but changes afoot in Audi MedCup
With no racing possible today due to the lack of breeze the Audi MedCup Circuit and the TP52 Class Association took the opportunity to present some of the changes to the class rule which will be applied for the 2010, and to confirm the dates for the five events which will comprise next year's Audi Med Cup Circuit. The Portugal Trophy regatta in Portimao was the venue for the TP52 Class Association... [more] Onsend this story
Laser Worlds 2009 Halifax Canada - Day 2/3 Hurricane Ahead Event Media/Sail-World.com, Only one race was completed, on a day the Race Committee hoped to get three races in. Two fleets managed to get in a quick race, but the third fleet proved anxious. There were numerous general recalls for sailors crossing the line early, more than 20 sailors black flagged (which took them out of the race), including 2007 and 2008 World Champion Australia's Tom Slingsby.... [more] Onsend this story
Good opening day in Chicago Match Cup for Waka Racing Waka Racing Media, Day 1 of the Chicago Match cup was a good one for Waka Racing. We started the day positively with a win against Dave Perry (USA), followed by victories against Canfield (USA) and one of the other two Kiwi teams, Laurie Jury.... [more] Onsend this story
Tough Day at the Office - Chicago Match Cup – Day 1 Laurie Jury, Slam Kiwi Match struggled today to convert good sailing into results as the Chicago breeze played havoc on the course today. The offshore breeze was shifting constantly from side to side and with the course set just off the break wall a lot of teams were struggling to pick the shifts.... [more] Onsend this story
Hamilton Island Day 1 in Pictures by Andrea Francolini Sail-World Andrea Francolini, Hamilton Island Day 1 in Pictures by Andrea Francolini... [more] Onsend this story
Laser World Championship Day 2 report and images Event media, Day two of the Laser World Championships proved more exercise for volunteers hauling race marks than for the athletes. While the 169 athletes competing in the 2009 Nautel Laser World Championships were having a rough day on the water, on land, organizers were preparing a contingency plan for Hurricane Bill. It's currently forecast to brush Nova Scotia on Sunday.... [more] Onsend this story
Chicago Match Cup Day 1 - Joint leaders CMRC media, Chicago Match Cup day one. Argentine and Aussie teams each amass six wins on a difficult shifty day at the Chicago Match Cup. The offshore westerly breeze today varied not only in strength from 8 to 20 knots, but also shifted wildly in direction, making each match a challenge for all teams to properly read the shifts.... [more] Onsend this story
Melges 20 U.S. National Championship Day 1 Melges media, With the Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2009 well underway, fifteen teams look forward to a great day of racing on Saturday with ideal conditions forecasted.... [more] Onsend this story
Windsurfers ready to make waves at IWA Worlds Lindsey Bell, host of potential Olympic stars of the future and those who still cut the mustard at the top level will descend on Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) from this Saturday (22 August) for the 2009 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing World Championships.... [more] Onsend this story
470 Men and 470 Women World Championships - Tricky week ahead Sailing Intelligence, The 159 teams taking part in the 470 Men and 470 Women World Championships have now arrived in Rungsted, Denmark, where measurement is currently taking place prior to Sunday's start of racing proper, run by the Royal Danish Yacht Club.... [more] Onsend this story
Archipelago Raid Day 5 images Thierry Martinez, Here are some images of Day 5 in 2009 Archipelago Raid from photographer Thierry Martinez.... [more] Onsend this story
Open minded and on top of the leaderboard on Day 3 of Audi MedCup AudiMedCup Media, A polished performance from Paul Cayard and the crew of Artemis won them their second consecutive coastal race and promotes them to the top of the overall leaderboard of the TP52 Series at the Portugal Trophy off Portimao Cayard attributes some of their success to date at this regatta to always remaining open minded about this venue, not bowing to preconceptions set from two previous TP52 MedCu... [more] Onsend this story
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