Is ISAF about to be dragged into the AC legal wrangle? Paul Goodison continues his Laser dominance, World and European titles continue.
Here is just some of the news from the last week, from the Sail-World team.
Gladwell's Line: ISAF to be dragged into America's Cup legal wrangle? Richard Gladwell, Sail-World's NZ and US Editor, Richard Gladwell looks at the legal issues likely to be put on the table of the New York Supreme Court, in the very near future by Golden Gate YC and their newly hired legal counsel, David Boies. This first part of a two part series, looks at the controversial agreement signed between the Defender and the International Sailing Federation.... [more] Onsend this story
B14 European Championship - Four winners on day two Mark Barnes, Mark Emmett, Tim Harrison, Neil Pryde sailing B14 European Championship 2009 Day 2 started with a promising 8-10 knot thermal breeze from the SW building to 10-12 knots breeze.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Finn Junior and Senior European Championship Final Day Corrine McKenzie, 2009 Finn Junior and Senior European Championship report from the final day of competition. Light and very unstable wind on the last day of the 2009 Finn European Championship in Varna, Bulgaria, forced the racing committee to cancel the Medal Race and the final race.... [more] Onsend this story
Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club, RAK - video Sail-World Asia, Take a look at this video of the Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club in Ras al Khaimah. RAK is the intended venue for the America's Cup DOG match next year, and the video designed to put a good 'spin' on the situation suiggests there is more infrastructure in place that we have previously been led to believe.... [more] Onsend this story
iShares Cup - Six races and six different winners iShares Cup media, iShares Cup Kiel Day 2 of the event. Six races were staged, each delivering a different winner. No one team dominated in the tricky conditions, although Pete Cumming's crew on Oman Sail Masirah did enough to stay at the top of the leaderboard with a 17-point lead going into the final day of racing, but they are certainly not invincible and round four of the iShares Cup is still wide open.... [more] Onsend this story
505 Worlds win a breeze for Martin and Nelson Rich Roberts, Mother Nature gave Mike Martin the 18 knots of wind he asked for and he and crew Jeff Nelson took care of the rest of their business Saturday to win the 2009 SAP 505 World Championship with an artistic runaway performance.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 SAP 505 Worlds Winners celebrate Lynn Fitzpatrick, Mike Martin (USA) became the first 505 sailor ever to win the 505 World Championship as a crew (1999) and as a skipper (2009).... [more] Onsend this story
Images and Video from SAP 505 Worlds Final Day - San Francisco Erik Simonson www.MarineMediaAlliance.com, Erik Simonson of www.marinealliance.com presents this gallery of images of the the winners of the 2009 SAP 505 World Championships held at San Francisco, plus a video of the series... [more] Onsend this story
IWA Windsurfing Worlds - Brits rule the waves Karenza Morton, IWA Windsurfing Worlds - Three golds and four medals for British competitors. Sam Sills, 16, romped to glory in the Bic Techno Under 17 boys' division while 14-year-old Kieran Martin and Sam's sister Saskia Sills, 13, ensured Britain enjoyed a golden whitewash in the Under 15s'.... [more] Onsend this story
470 World Championship incredible Silver debut for British sailors Karenza Morton, British sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell have landed an incredible silver medal at the 2009 470 World Championships. Scotsman Patience, 23, only hooked up with Bithell for the first time five days before the opening day of racing in Rungsted, Denmark having split from long-term crew Chris Grube in May.... [more] Onsend this story
470 World Championship 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
470 World Championship Medal Races - New pairings come good Sailing lntelligence, While the rain gods held off all week, the medal races for the 470 World Championship took place today, run by the Royal Danish Yacht Club off Rungsted harbour, in conditions varying so wildly that Beijing Gold medallist Malcolm Page described them as 'like four seasons rolled into one'.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 SAP 505 Worlds - Martin and Nelson lead with one race to go Rich Roberts, Mike Martin and crew Jeff Holt, down in points to Mike Holt and crew Carl Smith and faced with lighter winds than they would prefer, pulled off a clutch victory Friday to carry the championship of the 2009 SAP 505 Worlds into the final race Saturday.... [more] Onsend this story
IWA Windsurfing Worlds - Wind beats all on Day Five Karenza Morton, At the 2009 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters World Championships on day five breezes gusted to over 40 knots making competition impossible. It means that the race for the 2009 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters World Championships titles go down to the wire with all medal positions being decided on what is set to be a thrilling final day of racing tomorrow.... [more] Onsend this story
Finn European Championships - Euro title secured before medal race Corrine Mckenzie, 2009 Finn Senior and Junior Open Euroepan Championship day five report from Varna. The day has tested the nerves of sailors and racing committee. Very light and fluky, the wind provided two challenging races, won by Tapio Nirkko (FIN) and Mark Andrews (GBR).... [more] Onsend this story
Half Ton Classic Cup - Day Two and Three reports Bert Janssen, Ecover Half Ton Classics Cup Day reports from days two and three of the event. On Thursday the halftonners have been sailing the Radio Holland races, incorporated in the Ecover Half Ton Classics Cup. As during the previous day the wind picked up during the day, timidly at the beginning, but at the start of the third race the anemometers were indicating +20 knots southwesterly winds.... [more] Onsend this story
iShares Cup Day One - Capsize and collisions, crew member hospitalised iShares Cup media, Capsize and collisions in gusty conditions on day 1 of the iShares Cup Kiel. 'It was carnage out there...' said Oman Sail crew David Carr. Ecover's capsized between races 3 and 4, resulted in a broken mast.... [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 Championship images from Richard Langdon Sail-World.com, 470 World Championship images from the final round of racing, before tomorrow's medal races.... [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
Higgins and Johnston (AUS) win Race 7 of the 2009 505 SAP Worlds Lynn Fitzpatrick, Malcom Higgins and Nick Johnston (AUS) are a lot happier at the end of the day today than the were at the end of the second day of racing the 2009 SAP 505 World Championship. Early in today's second race, Race 7 for the regatta, they snapped up the lead, extended and crossed the finish line 47 seconds ahead of second place finishers, Dalton Bergan and Fritz Lanzinger (USA).... [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
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
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
Byte C11 World Championship Day Three Event media, Byte C11 World Championship day three report. The event is being held in Canada. The Kingston thermal arrived but it did not wait for its usual 1:00 pm appearance. By the start of Race 7, winds were in the 14 -16 knot range and the RC set a double sausage for the race.... [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
Byte C11 World Championships - Day one and two reports and images Event media, The Byte C11 World Championships are currently being sailed at Cork, in the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston, Ontario. The event runs from August 22 to August 27. Competitors from eight countries - Brazil, Bermuda, Great Britain, Singapore, Cayman Islands, Jamacia, Canada and USA are contesting the event.... [more] Onsend this story
A Continuum of Innovation in the 505 Class Lynn Fitzpatrick - www.worldregattas.com, 505 sailors have been experimenting and going fast since 1960 and Malcolm 'Pip' Pearson, International President of the 505 Class, has been sailing them since 1966.... [more] Onsend this story
Laser World Championship 2009 - Goodison 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
Ecover Half Ton Classics Cup - Per Elisa leads Bert Janssen, Tuesday saw the first races for the 4th Ecover Half Ton Classics Cup in Nieuwpoort (BEL). The day started with a three lap upwind-downwind, followed by a two lap one to allow the slower boats to remain more with the pack.... [more] Onsend this story
Halifax Nautel Laser Worlds 2009 Day Six 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
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
Dart 18 UK National Championships final report Dee Sailing Club media, The 2009 Dart 18 National Championships was held at Dee Sailing Club on the banks of Dee estuary from 20th to 23rd August. Eight races were scheduled and six were completed in a variety of conditions using windward /leeward courses.... [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
B14 Europeans 2009 - Form Guide Mark Barnes, The B14 European Championship is being staged at Yacht Club de Carnac in Carnac over the Bank Holiday. There is a strong French contingent that if not windy as they are lighter than the average British teams, may well show how fast they are and possibly give some established teams a pasting. To add spice, one AUS team will be racing but not eligible for the overall event.... [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
Liverpool Yacht Club's Summer Series - Final race report Richard Baldwin, The final race of the Liverpool Yacht club's Harrison Advanced Rods Summer Series was held on Sunday August 23rd. Race Officer Paul Hampson started the race from the International start line adjacent to the Albert Dock and sent both fleets, most of which had reefed down for the beat up river to the Eastham channel.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Flying Dutchman Eurocup and 2009's Riva Contender Regatta report Antonio Sueri, 2009 Flying Dutchman Eurocup and 2009's Riva Contender Regatta: two separate events held concurrently in Riva. Both have just wrapped. Majthenyi Szabolcs and Andras Domokos (HUN 70) winners of the 2009 Flying Dutchman Eurocup. Very tough competition in this Eurocup from Roberto Cipriani and Stefano Morelli (ITA 10) and from Hans Peter Schwarz and Roland Kirst (GER 87). Among Riva Contender R... [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
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 NOR published Josh Hall, In issuing our NOR for the Global Ocean Race 2011-12 we are quite simply stating that this race will indeed happen and that the entry list is now open. We remain in negotiation with numerous ports to host the start and finish of the event but everything else is in place. We fully expect to be announcing the final details before the end of 2009.... [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
Half Ton Classics Cup - Getting prepared Bert Janssen, 25 halftonners from six European countries have entered the fourth revived Half Ton classics Cup, sponsored as always by Ecover. Teams from Belgium, Germany, Finland, France the UK and Ireland will compete a week long, sailing in between the famous Flemish sand banks and dealing with traitorous currents.... [more] Onsend this story
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