2009 Snipe Worlds, san Diego. Image: Brian Stanford
Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 25 August 2009
USA is well off the pace in the Laser Worlds being staged in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With just one race left in the hurricane plagued event, the top US competitor, Clayton Johnson is lying 41st overall despite having had a very good opening day. Today the competitors were visited by the class designer, Bruce Kirby (CAN). We have full cover of the event in this issue along with Kirby's comment on the day.
In the SAP 505 Worlds, the traffic is all one way, as US competitors hold the first three positions overall after three days racing on the Berkley Circle. In this issue we have full reports and image galleries on the event, which is probably one of the top world championship events of the non-Olympic classes.
The 470 Worlds are well underway in Denmark. , Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl are keeping the US flag at full hoist, lying in the top ten, while in the Womens event the top US crew is just two places adrift of the top group.
Snipe Jr. World Championship Day 2 Kimberly Kruger, Snipe Jr. World Championship day 2 racing only gets more exciting in San Diego where 42 competitors under 22 years old from 11 countries are competing for the World Champion title.... [more] Onsend this story
C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta - Competitive instincts prevail Jan Harley, The first of three days of racing in the seventh annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta, taking place out of Sail Newport, Rhode Island's public sailing center, saw all four fleets of sailors with disabilities complete four races on Narragansett Bay.... [more] Onsend this story
Halifax Nautel Laser Worlds 2009 Day 6 2009 Laser Worlds Media, It was a Goldilocks story at the 2009 Laser Worlds on St. Margaret's Bay in Nova Scotia. After one day with too much, one day with too little, winds proved to be just right on Tuesday.... [more] Onsend this story
US Sailors working on a 505 Worlds sweep Rich Roberts, Good thing the wind calmed down a bit Tuesday or Mike Martin and crew Jeff Nelson---notorious for their heavy weather sailing---would be running away with the 2009 SAP 505 World Championship, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.... [more] Onsend this story
Child protection officials against thirteen-year-old's solo world sail Sail-World Cruising, It was when the local council learned that thirteen-year-old Laura Dekker was intending to leave Holland and sail around the world that the storm broke.... [more] Onsend this story
30th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta Cynthia Goss, The Museum of Yachting will host the 30th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta from September 4-6. To mark the 30th running of this classic Newport event, regatta organizers and sponsors have included events so Rhode Islanders, Newport visitors, and other classic-boat enthusiasts can enjoy the regatta's festivities over the Labor Day weekend.... [more] Onsend this story
Alinghi announce watchmaker as sponsor for the 33rd America's Cup Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, Alinghi, Defender of the 33rd America's Cup, is proud to announce Hublot, the Swiss luxury watchmaker, as a team sponsor for the 33rd America's Cup. Alinghi president Ernesto Bertarelli and Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver held a joint presentation at the Alinghi base in Genoa, Italy, this afternoon to announce this union of Swiss expertise.... [more] Onsend this story
St. Moritz Match Race - King of the Mountain trophy at stake World Match Racing Tour, The St. Moritz Match Race will take place next week in the Swiss Alps. Eight members of the world's top ten are confirmed. The event starts on September 1. Twelve teams will fight for the coveted title of 'King of the Mountain'. Racing will take place on Lake St. Moritz, a natural amphitheatre that provides a perfect and natural viewing platform from the shore.... [more] Onsend this story
470 World Championship - Tight at the top Sailing Intelligence, Day three of the 470 World Championships. Having sailed three races yesterday, today has been a comparatively short one with just one to sail, the final of the qualifying series.... [more] Onsend this story
SAP 505 World Championship - The battle is just beginning Rich Roberts, Mike Martin and crew Jeff Nelson have won two of the three races in the 2009 SAP 505 World Championship. But its Mike Holt and crew Carl Smit of Santa Cruz, Calif who lead Australia's three-time world champion Chris Nicholson and crew Casey Smith.... [more] Onsend this story
Seven Americans in Holland: Team USA first time in World O'pen Cup Tomas Nores, Team USA was present in the World O'pen Cup that took place in the beautiful sailing waters of Medemblik, Holland during July 25th to 27th. Team USA pioneered into the World O'pen Cup with a a group of seven kids from Florida, where the biggest O'pen fleet in the USA has formed, to make it the most competitive circuit in the Americas.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Snipe Junior World Championship Day 1 Kimberly Kruger, 2009 Snipe Junior World Championship host San Diego Yacht Club, ordered up a beautiful day for 21 competing teams, representing 11 countries on day one of this biennial event.... [more] Onsend this story
Measuring Success - C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta Jan Harley, Sail Newport, buzzed with activity today as sailors with disabilities and vision impairment gathered for the seventh annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta.... [more] Onsend this story
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship win to Wynsma Melges media, At the Audi Melges 20 National Championship it was down-to-the-wire racing on the last day. Eric Wynsma from East Grand Rapids, Mich. on Superfly was crowned the first ever Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champion.... [more] Onsend this story
Laser World Championships Day 5 - Still on hold.... Event media, Laser World Championships Day 5 - For the second day in a row there was no racing. A brush with Hurricane Bill on Sunday forced organizers to store 196 Laser hulls inside two buildings at the St. Margaret Sailing Club. The boats were unpacked quickly on Monday morning in anticipation of a great day of racing, but St. Margaret's Bay did not live up to its reputation.... [more] Onsend this story
470 World Championships - Westerhof and Berkhout break free Sailing Intelligence, 470 World Championships competitors were blessed with another day of unbeatable weather off Rungsted, north of Copenhagen, Denmark. After five races a discard has come into play. Two teams remain tied at the top of the Men's Division.... [more] Onsend this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Battle of the Titans Jill Campbell, When the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup gets underway in two weeks, expect nothing less than a medieval scrap between various latter day warlords and their trusted retainers. Only one division champion from 2008 is returning to the scene of their triumph. Lindsay Owen Jones' 28.8 metre (94 foot) Magic Carpet 2 (GBR) will be defending her Wally Yachts' title.... [more] Onsend this story
NZ Rigging looks to top the table in big Australian regattas Richard Gladwell, NZ Rigging's Richard Bearda is confident of some great results from high profile Airlie Beach Race Week and the Hamilton Island regattas. He should do. Most of the top competitors are carrying his gear. Based in a very 'functional' factory in Birkenhead, on Auckland's North Shore..... [more] Onsend this story
Rich Roberts at the 505 Worlds: Rough and tumble on 'Frisco Bay Sail-World.com, On a Sunday which saw 98 boats slugging it not only among themselves but against the rough and tumble elements of San Francisco Bay, for the 2009 SAP 505 World Championship, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. Rich Roberts takes a look at the action... [more] Onsend this story
Hurricane Bill, Laser Worlds and PredictWind Nathan May, PredictWind is sponsoring the entire competitive fleet of the 2009 Laser Worlds with Professional Forecasts giving detailed forecasts for the St Margaret's Bay and Halifax area. Here you can see PredictWind's high resolution forecast showing Hurricane Bill, which brushed the coast of Nova Scotia on Sunday.... [more] Onsend this story
First Annual J/105 Southern California Championship Rich Roberts, In the first annual J/105 Southern California Championship Sunday, co-owners Chuck Driscoll and Tom Hurlburt, San Diego Yacht Club, drove their boat Triple Play to first place honors in the event sponsored by Ullman Sails and North Sails and hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club.... [more] Onsend this story
Chicago Match Cup - Waka Racing defeats Black Swan Racing CMC media, Chicago Match Cup - On a day challenged by light winds and irregular seas off the Belmont waterfront, Phil Robertson (NZL) and his Waka Racing team of Garth Ellingham, Sam Bell, and Jim Williamson has won the inaugural Chicago Match Cup against Keith Swinton (AUS) and his Black Swan Racing team.... [more] Onsend this story
505 World Championship Day 1 - Wild and windy out on the Bay Rich Roberts, 2009 SAP 505 World Championship. On Sunday 98 boats slugged it out not only among themselves but against the rough and tumble elements of San Francisco Bay. It would be a long night in the boat yard repairing boats to continue the fight Monday with a single race starting at 2 p.m., but some competitors would seem to be down for the count.... [more] Onsend this story
Ida Lewis Distance Race - Winners announced Barby MacGowan, Ida Lewis Distance Race. Starting at 3 p.m. on Friday with a fleet of 39 others (divided into classes for IRC, PHRF, PHRF Double-Handed and PHRF Cruising Spinnaker), Titan 15 finished its 150-mile course at 4:42 a.m. on Saturday, covering the distance in just over 13 hours and 42 minutes. (Hill also won the inaugural Ida Lewis Distance Race in 2004.)... [more] Onsend this story
Jamaica Lightning Bolt enters Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race Heather Ewing, Jamaica will field an entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Jamaica Lighting Bolt will compete against international entries including Spirit of Australia, Uniquely Singapore, California, Qingdao, Cork, Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Hull & Humber.... [more] Onsend this story
505 World Championships - Carnage on the first day Lynn Fitzpatrick - WorldRegattas.com, Carnage at the 2009 505 SAP World Championship. It was a long tough slog back to San Francisco for the teams who broke down during the first and second races of the SAP 505 World Championship regatta on Sunday.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Melges 24 European Championship Justin Chisholm, Melges 24 European Championship and idyllic weather conditions in Hyeres, France as the competitors prepare themselves and their boats for racing. UKA UKA are amongst the favourites at this event. However there are also any number of other strong contenders for the European crown.... [more] Onsend this story
470 World Championships Day 1 Sailing Intelligence, 470 World Championships - Conditions could not have been better for the opening day of racing in Denmark. At the end of day one, in the Men's division three teams are locked on four points with two more on five.... [more] Onsend this story
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