Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 8 September 2009
America's Cup Legal took another unfortunate turn last week, with the filing of an Appeal with the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court. A decision there can lead to a further level of Appeal in the New York Court of Appeal.
We cover this issue in today's edition, however what we haven't mentioned is that potentially consideration of this Appeal could alter the dates of the 33rd Match provisionally set for Ras al Khaimah on 8 February 2010. A slide in that date does have areal impact on the date for the 34th Match - which was expected to be a Multi Challenger event set down for July 2011. Miss that window and the next Match dates are really in July 2013 - which is way too far for the financial resources, of most, if not all other teams.
Official invitation Louis Vuitton World Series in Paris
For that reason the announcement in Paris in a few hours of the Louis Vuitton World Series, and the World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA). The official advises that parties present will be The Mayor of Nice, the President of Louis Vuitton and the CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand, Grant Dalton, speaking for the WSTA. We have been told that all the details of WSTA will be announced at the media conference. It is a fair bet from the attendance of the Mayor of Nice, at a media conference in Paris, that his fine city will be the first host for the new event. Auckland is widely predicted to be part of the same Series with an event in March 2010.
Given the America's Cup Appeal, and the implications of that in terms of future events, the Paris announcement now takes on a much more serious role as a lifeline for the embattled professional sailing teams.
The Bakewell White 52, Wired - one of the top performers on the offshore circuits in Australia and New Zealand. Richard Gladwell
In this edition we have the start of the Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup in Sardinia, along with an image gallery from Carlo Borlenghi. Anna Tunnicliffe updates us on her success at the Detroit Cup, and we have a report on the first day of the Snipe Worlds in San Diego. The Melges 32's have also just opened their North American Championships in Sausalito YC, San Francisco.
Make sure you check out leading international designer Bakewell-White Yacht Design's great new website www.bakewell-white.com It's brilliant!
Detroit Cup 2009: Anna Tunnicliffe's Wrap-Up Report Anna Tunnicliffe, The drama started at the leeward mark. Because of the current, we ended up drifting below layline, and there were lots of shouts, flags and maneuvers, before we finally got around the mark.... [more] Onsend this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Images from Day One Carlo Borlenghi - Rolex, The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2009, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda from 6th to 12th September, got off to a flying start today as the 42 participating yachts stormed around a 35-mile course in 20 to 25 knots of northeasterly wind... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Snipe World Championship - Day One Craig Leweck, For the 49 teams competing at the Snipe World Championship, maintaining consistency proved to be the biggest challenge for the first day of the event. Three races were held in 8-12 knots, with enough shifts, chop, and kelp islands to challenge both medium range speed and large course tactics. Leading the scoreboard as the only team to maintain all top ten scores is....... [more] Onsend this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Italy's Luna Rossa on form for Day One Media Pro Intl, The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2009, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda from 6th to 12th September, got off to a flying start today as the 42 participating yachts stormed around a 35-mile course in 20 to 25 knots of northeasterly wind... [more] Onsend this story
Gladwell's Line: Golden Gate lodge Appeal over Alinghi rule changing Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, Golden Gate Yacht Club's new uber-lawyer, David Boies, has filed an Appeal with the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court over the decision handed down on 3 August and also refers to the Appeal Court Decision of 7 April. Essentially Boies is questioning Kornreich's view that the Deed of Gift allows the Defender to change the rules of the regatta anytime up to the start of the first race... [more] Onsend this story
One week until race start as Clipper fleet arrives in Hull Clipper Ventures Media, The ten stripped-down 68 foot ocean racing yachts sailed past The Deep, the iconic ‘submarium' visitor attraction in Hull, North Yorkshire, UK, in readiness for the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. 'Our journey up here was good, with no shortage of wind,' said Piers Dudin the skipper of the home port entry Hull & Humber... [more] Onsend this story
NHYC returns to defend Linda Elias Memorial Women's One Design title Betsy Crowfoot, The west coast's top women sailors will return to the race course here October 17 and 18, to participate in the hotly contested Linda Elias Memorial Women's One Design Challenge, which is hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club and sponsored by the Long Beach/Los Angeles Women's Sailing Association.... [more] Onsend this story
The 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit reaches its climax in Cartagena Event media, In one week's time Cartagena will host the climax to the 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit, and the conflict in the two different Series, the ten boats who will compete in the TP52 Series, and six for the GP42 Series, is likely to be very different. For the dominant Emirates Team New Zealand crew in the TP52 Series, their final regatta of the season, should be about sailing safe and smart... [more] Onsend this story
l'Hydroptère sets new record for the 500 and 1000nm plus Video Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, l'Hydroptère, the French foiling trimaran became the fastest yacht on the planet yesterday, setting a new record for the 500 metre mark of 51.36 knots, thus beating the previous record set by kitesurfer Alex Caizergues who held the previous record of 50.57kts set in Namibia last year.... [more] Onsend this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - One, two, three down as breeze plays its part KPMS, 2009 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and there was a twinkle in the eye of Poseidon this morning. This was to be a testing day for all competitors. The Racing Mini Maxis got proceedings underway. Neville Crichton all but confirmed his worst fears about preparation with a distinctly second row start that saw Alfa Romeo (NZL) forced to tack off onto port straight after the gun.... [more] Onsend this story
Detroit Cup 2009 - Anna Tunnicliffe and crew win Anna Tunnicliffe, 2009 Detroit Cup - latest report from Anna Tunnicliffe. 'We did it. We won the 2009 Detroit Cup at Bayview YC, MI today.'... [more] Onsend this story
Melges 32 North American Championship - Kilroy leads Joy Dunigan, Melges 32 North American Championship - Out front overall with a four point lead is John Kilroy (San Francisco, Calif.) on USA-13131 Samba Pa Ti over second place Don Jesberg (San Francisco, Calif.) on USA-162 Viva. In third, is Stephen Pugh (Sausalito, Calif.) on USA-158 Taboo.... [more] Onsend this story
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup preview KPMS, The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the big boat event of the season, has upped its numbers from last year in a period that has seen most numbers dropping. Some of the finest sailors in the world are gathered in Porto Cervo to do battle over the next six days on some of the finest yachts built.... [more] Onsend this story
St Moritz -Adam Minoprio crowned King of the Mountain 2009 World Match Tour, The last day of St. Moritz Match Race proved to be a tricky one for both the organisers and the competitors. The Northerly breeze was blowing very inconsistently, forcing the Race Committee to cancel many start procedures during the final series between Adam Minoprio (NZL, ETNZ/Black Match) and Torvar Mirsky (AUS, Mirsky Racing Team).... [more] Onsend this story
RS:X World Championships - Day Two report Lindsey Bell, RS:X Windsurfing Worlds - Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberge and home hope Nick Dempsey top the men's standings after day two of the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Nautel Laser Masters World Championship - Wrap up Laser Worlds Event Media, Neither wind, nor lack of it, deterred the 2009 Nautel Laser Worlds and Master Worlds Championships. After 18 days of competition, the Laser Worlds came to an end Saturday on St. Margaret's Bay with races abandoned because of shifty and light winds and the Championships decided... [more] Onsend this story
Detroit Cup 2009: Day 3 - We are into the semis! Anna Tunnicliffe, We made the final four today at the 2009 Detroit Cup at Bayview YC, in Detroit, MI. We started the day with the quarter finals, and wrapped up with one race in the semi-finals.... [more] Onsend this story
Mobility Cup 2009 Toronto - The wrap up of a great regatta International Access Class Association Media, With a multi-class format, Canadian and US competitors enjoyed four days of great racing in perfect conditions on Lake Ontario, with sunshine and light to moderate breezes.... [more] Onsend this story
2010 Melges 32 U.S.A. Sailing Series announced International Melges 32 Class Association, The International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA), in full coordination with the North American Fleet presents the 2010 U.S.A. Sailing Series schedule. Mark your calendars and save the dates for what will be an amazing year of intense Melges 32 racing in North America.... [more] Onsend this story
Perini Navi Cup - High winds cancel final race day Event Media, 'You kind of have to do it. I suppose twenty years ago I would've been upset and unhappy, but it's amazing now when you turn sixty, something happens, so it's like 'very good decision race committee'. (Yacht designer Ron Holland)... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Snipe World Championship - Preview Craig Leweck, The perfect storm of a heat wave, Hurricane Jimena remnants, and 49 elite teams have landed at San Diego Yacht Club for the 44th World Championship of the Snipe Class International Racing Association.... [more] Onsend this story
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