Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 28 August 2009
A very short editorial today.
Overnight, the US crew of Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl have finished in 20th place in the 470 Worlds, after 12 races. They have missed the cut for the medal race, but had a good phase in the middle of the series, winning one race, however like a lot of other crews, fell off the pace after scoring a BFD in Race 7. We have daily reports and some great photo galleries from Juerg Kauffmann of www.go4image.com
US crews are dominating the SAP 505 Worlds being sailed off San Francisco. Mie Holt and Carl Smit have a handy lead in the regatta which is in its fourth day of racing. In this issue we feature reports from Rich Roberts and images from Erik Simonson of www.marinealliance.com who has been on the water every day of the regatta. You can see more of his images clicking here
Malcom Higgins racing on Day 5 of the 506 World Championships, San Francisco Erik Simonson/MarineMediaAlliance.com
On the America's Cup front, we will be publishing a major preview of the next round of legal action - expected soon and which we believe will have significant ramifications beyond just the America's Cup environs.
2009 SAP 505 World Championship Day Four - New leaders Rich Roberts, 2009 SAP 505 World Championship day four and the scenario has shifted in the event hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.... [more] Onsend this story
First Annual Lake Winnebago O'Pen Bic Un-Regatta Media Services, First Annual Lake Winnebago O'Pen Bic Un-Regatta. An un-regatta is a sailboat competition, but instead of being scored on how fast they sailed, the kids were scored on their attitude, their promotion of sportsmanship, and how much fun they had. Unlike an orthodox sailing regatta, an un-regatta has other obstacles to do besides racing through a course.... [more] Onsend this story
Knickerbocker Cup day one - Anna Tunnicliffe reports Anna Tunnicliffe, 2009 Knickerbocker Cup first day report from Anna Tunnicliffe. Today was the first day of racing at the 2009 Knickerbocker Cup at Manhasset Bay YC in New York. We had a great day and finished with a 4-1 record, losing our only race to our USSTAG coach, Dave Perry.... [more] Onsend this story
Laser SB3 World Championships preview Katie Ashworth, Laser SB3 World Championships 2009 and 56 entries represent eight countries. There are 14 races scheduled. Racing will start at 1300 hrs each day when the wind is forecast to be a stable 18 – 25 knots. As host Nation the Portuguese have fielded a strong fleet.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Melges 24 European Championship - Down to the last race Justin Chisholm, 2009 Melges 24 European Championship came to a thrilling conclusion on the last day of racing in Hyeres. In the final minute before the start, UKA UKA Racing and Alina were engaged in what they believed was their own private match race. At the windward mark Alina rounded second behind Alberto Bolzan at the helm of Gianni Catalogna's Pilot Italia Hurricane.... [more] Onsend this story
470 World Championships - Snakes and ladders on leaderboard Sailing Intelligence, 470 World Championship - With the final culling to determine the top 10 boats in both the Men and Women's Gold fleet going through to tomorrow's concluding medal races some impressive snakes and ladders took place despite the late stage of this regatta. Common to both the Men's and Women's fleets is that the Gold medal position tomorrow is looking reasonably secure.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Melges 17 U.S. Nationals day one a smash hit Melges 17 Media - Andy Burdick, Nineteen boats are competing for this year's title. The new and ultra exciting fleet drew people from all around the country. Mary Anne Ward says, 'I will drive anywhere in the USA to race a Melges 17, they are incredible boats to race.' Ward is from Eustis, Florida.... [more] Onsend this story
Images from the 470 Worlds - Day 5: by Juerg Kaufmann Juerg Kaufmann, Top international photographer, Juerg Kaufmann, of www.go4image.com Juerg Kaufmann presents a superb gallery of images taken Day 5 of the 470 Worlds in Denmark.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] Onsend this story
Team Finland enters Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race Zoe Williamson, Team Finland confirmed as Scandinavia's debut entry in Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Team Finland's nine competitors are each sponsored by an international city, region or country, including Uniquely Singapore, Qingdao, Jamaica, and Hull & Humber, all of whom will be making return appearances.... [more] Onsend this story
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week images from Andrea Francolini Andrea Francolini images/Sail-World.com, Images by Andrea Francolini from today's racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week... [more] Onsend this story
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - One Day to Go Lisa Ratcliff, The impressive IRC Invitation division led the other Audi Hamilton Island Race Week classes contesting today's passage races north out of Dent Island this morning in a building ESE breeze that was bulleting on the north western corner of Dent Island, causing plenty of spinnakers to collapse suddenly.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Finn European Championship Day Four - Gaspic sails away Corrine McKenzie, 2009 Finn European Championship Day 4 - Races 7 and 8 report. Two victories collected by Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) on the fourth day of the 2009 Finn European Championship in Varna, Bulgaria, give the Croat a safe 21 points lead on his opponents.... [more] Onsend this story
470 World Championships images from Richard Langdon Richard Langdon images/Sail-World.com, Photographer Richard Langdon presents these images from the 470 World Championships.... [more] Onsend this story
Royal Canadian Yacht Club Women's Invitational Match Racing Regatta Canadian Yachting Association, Women's Invitational Match Racing Regatta is to be hosted by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto, Ontario from September 5 – 7 2009. Women's match racing has increased in popularity with it being named an Olympic event for 2012.... [more] Onsend this story
Knickerbocker Cup pre-event report from Anna Tunnicliffe Anna Tunnicliffe, Anna Tunnicliffe reports; 'Yesterday I arrived in Manhasset, NY from Canada for the Knickerbocker Cup. The Knickerbocker is a ISAF Grade 2 open match racing event, and a qualifier for the Match Race World Tour. This is the 27th year of event, and we (my team and I) are very excited to be competing.'... [more] Onsend this story
C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta final day Jan Harley, C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta final day's racing report. While the total absence of breeze ultimately forced the last races to be abandoned for the SKUD-18 and J/22 classes, all the competing fleets (2.4 Metre, Sonar, SKUD-18 and J/22s) sailed a ten-race series, except for the J/22s who sailed 11, and the day ended with the standings unchanged.... [more] Onsend this story
US Sailing announces National Sportsmanship Award winner Jake Fish, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has announced the winner of its National Sportsmanship award, the W. Van Alan Clark Jr. Trophy, to the late Nick Scandone (Fountain Valley, Calif.).... [more] Onsend this story
Snipe Jr. World Championship Day Four - A nail biting finish Kimberly Kruger, Day Four of the 2009 Snipe Jr. World Championship starts as scorcher on land, ends as nail biter on water. The single race teased 42 sailors representing 11 countries with a cool ocean breeze of 10 – 12 knots and sunny skies.... [more] Onsend this story
IWA Windsurfing World Championship - France leads Youth division Karenza Morton, France's Olivier Pinlou leapt to the top of the Raceboard Youth rankings before insisting 'I must do better tomorrow' on day four of the IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing World Championships. Britain's Kieran Martin reasserted his authority in the Techno Under 15 boys' competition.... [more] Onsend this story
iShares Cup Skippers ready for fast and furious action in Kiel iShares Cup media, The ten teams competing in the fourth event of the 2009 iShares Cup are ready for three days of fiercely contested Extreme 40 racing, which kicks off tomorrow, August 28th.... [more] Onsend this story
Melges 24 European Championship Day Four - Leaders struggle Justin Chisholm, At the 2009 Melges 24 European Championship, Pierre Lemaire, Principal Race Officer was amongst the very few people in Hyeres fully confident that the breeze would arrive in time for racing on day four. The transition to lighter conditions brought a change of fortunes for the Championship leaders, Lorenzo Santini's UKA UKA Racing, helmed by Lorenzo Bressani.... [more] Onsend this story
Croatia and Japan top the Men's 470 Worlds Sailing Intelligence, Solid wind and blazing sunshine remain the welcome constant factors of this 470 World Championship, run out of Rungsted, Denmark, by the Royal Danish Yacht Club. But today the weather threw up yet more fresh challenge. The wind having returned to the south-southeast and gusting up to around 15 knots. But today the wind was oscillating and it was a case of picking the shifts wisely.... [more] Onsend this story
Images from the 470 Worlds - Day 4: by Juerg Kaufmann Juerg Kaufmann, Top international photographer, Juerg Kaufmann, of www.go4image.com Juerg Kaufmann presents a superb gallery of images taken Day 4 of the 470 Worlds in Denmark.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] Onsend this story
New Zealand sailing icon honoured by school Richard Gladwell, One of the icons of New Zealand sailing, Ralph Roberts was today honoured to have a new building at his old school, named after him. At a hour long ceremony at Takapuna Grammar School, on Auckland's North Shore, the New Zealand Prime Minister performed the formal naming ceremony by unveiling a plaque to mark the occasion.... [more] Onsend this story
Mike Perham now youngest person to sail single-handed around the world PPL, 17 year-old British sailor Mike Perham has become the youngest person to sail single-handed around the world. His 50ft yacht Totallymoney.com crossed the traditional Lizard/Ushant line marking the start and finish point of his 30,000 mile record-setting in bright sunshine at 09:47:30 secs (local).... [more] Onsend this story
Star Class celebrates 100 years of one design sailing Lynn Fitzpatrick - WorldRegattas.com, Star North American Championship begins the Celebration of a Century of One-Design Sailing. Mark your calendars for September 12th-13th for the Cedar Point Open for the Bedford Pitcher. This is a tune-up regatta for the 2009 Star North Americans, which will be sailed on September 15th - 18th.... [more] Onsend this story
Gitana 11 almost ready for re-launch Kate Jennings, Despite the discretion which surrounds the transformation of Gitana 11, things are progressing well in the boatsheds of Baron Benjamin de Rothschild's stable based in Saint-Philibert... [more] Onsend this story
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The Windy Day? Lisa Ratcliff, Today the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleet of 194 split, the Performance Racing divisions enjoying some round the cans action on the eastern course, the Cruising Divisions setting off at a leisurely pace from Dent Passage for their 12 nautical mile pursuit race and the IRC and Passage Divisions racing a stunning shortened course to Baynham Island in what was the best breeze of the week.... [more] Onsend this story
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week images from Crosbie Lorimer Crosbie Lorimer, The sea breeze filled in for all the fleets and generated a great line honours tussle between Black Jack and Wild Oats X, going boat for boat down the west side of Dent Island. Crosbie followed the fleets all day and shot these images.... [more] Onsend this story
SAP 505 World Championship - Paul Cayard explains race 3 decision Paul Cayard, SAP 505 World Championship - Paul Cayard explains the race 3 decision. To try to make it simple, we were first disqualified by the Race Committee for a rule that prohibits boats from 'interfering' with the 'Rabbit' or the 'Guard Boat'.... [more] Onsend this story
New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Invitational Cup: Two Italian team profiles Dana Paxton, New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Invitational Cup taking place September 15-19 in Newport, R.I, two team profiles - Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Yacht Club Italiano.... [more] Onsend this story
IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing World Championships Karenza Morton, 2009 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing World Championships -Nikos Kaklamanakis made light work of atrocious conditions in Portland Harbour to move stealthily up the Raceboard Masters rankings. Portugal's own quadruple Olympian Joao Rodrigues continues to sit atop the pile in a fascinating Masters contest.... [more] Onsend this story
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week images from Andrea Francolini Sail-World.com, Just enough breeze today, so that Yachting photographer Andrea Francolini did not have to play with speed zooms or water level cameras. Here is the latest from the 26th annual race week at Hamilton Island on the the beautiful Great Barrier Reef in northern Australia.... [more] Onsend this story
Lambs in Paddock at Hamilton Island - Wild Oats X takes Line Honours Rob Kothe, From the top of One Tree Hill on Hamilton Island, Kiwi born Regatta Director Denis Thompson reported Lambs in the Paddock on the Eastern (Catseye Bay) course. (that is small whitecaps) so the building breeze has lifted from an eight knot east south easterly to 12-13 knots by 11am.... [more] Onsend this story
C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta - Day Two challenging Jan Harley, C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta. A stiff southwesterly breeze made for a challenging second day of racing. Both the visually impaired sailors in Sail Newport's fleet of J/22s and the sailors with disabilities in the SKUD-18 fleet completed four races, while the Sonar and 2.4 Metre sailors completed three.... [more] Onsend this story
Snipe Junior Worlds Day Three Kimberly Kruger, Snipe Jr. World Championship Day Three report. Races 7 and 8 both started clean in 12 – 14 knots of breeze from a West/Northwest direction. The seventh race saw yesterday's regatta leaders finish at the top... [more] Onsend this story
Laser World Championship - New World Champion Event media, Nautel Laser World Championships 2009. There's a new Laser World Champion. 'The final race was classic with Goodison and Bullot hunting each other at the start,' said event manager Duncan Enman. 'It was a mesmerizing dance along the start line as each athlete tried to outplay the other. Amazing sailing, amazing sport, as one would expect at a World championship.'... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Melges 24 European Championship Day Three report and images Justin Chisholm, 2009 Melges 24 European Championship in Hyeres. UKA UKA Racing showed their true mettle on day three. Overnight leaders Maurizio Abba's Alina had a nightmare start to their day when they were Z-flagged on the first attempt at starting the first race and then found themselves totally boxed in on the subsequent start.... [more] Onsend this story
470 World Championships - Black Flags rule Gold fleet Sailing Intelligence, The 470 Worlds took on a very different perspective with the first day of gold, silver and bronze fleets racing. In the Men's Gold fleet racing, over-enthusiasm saw an impressive 10 boats - one third of the fleet - disqualified under black flag starting orders in their first race.... [more] Onsend this story
Boat Wakes make people Angry - And can injure Boat U.S., Boat wakes, those long, frothy, V-shaped waves trailing from the stern of a powerboat as it slices through the water, have a sinister side. When other vessels encounter them, they can hurt people. They can make people angry, and they can bring the wrath of law enforcement, for good reason.... [more] Onsend this story
Andrew Campbell - More Lessons from Log Canoe Racing Andrew Campbell, Andrew Campbell reports: In a big transition from the Star Worlds... this past weekend we raced with the formidable Silver Heel log canoe in the Oxford Heritage Regatta hosted by the Tred Avon Yacht Club on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.... [more] Onsend this story
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