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Sail-World USA: 2 October 2009

On board BMW ORACLE Racing, with Russell Coutts keeping an eye on Katusha (Paul Cayard) - Bank Sarasin RC44 Portoroz Cup 2009   RC 44 Class Association ©
Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 2 October 2009

Today was probably one of the most bizarre in the history of sailing.

In Ras al Khaimah, in United Arab Emirates, Alinghi 5 arrived and was unloaded from a freighter in the next phase opf her campaign to defend the America's Cup.

A few hours later in New York, the Challenger, lawyers for Golden Gate Yacht Club trod a well worn path to the Supreme Court, to file papers opposing the choice of the venue by the Swiss Club.

In this issue we have photos of the arrival and a brief story on the latest Court Motion.

There are now two separate issues in front the of the Court, with really no sign of an end to the matter.
Start of first race at the 2009 Sonar Worlds  Andrea Watson

Also in this issue we have the latest action from the RC44'; US Sailing is calling for nominations for the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, along with Coach of the Year.

PredictWind are sponsoring the Sonar Nationals, in this issue we have a report on the first day of racing. have also provided a pre race forecast, which is a great way of understanding how this fine product works from experts who have over 20 years forecasting experience at the highest level of racing.

Ras Al Khaimah UAE - Alinghi 5 arrival  Carlo Borlenghi/ Alinghi ©

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Golden Gate rejects America's Cup venue
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Golden Gate Yacht Club, the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup has rejected the venue of Ras al-Khaimah, UAE, selected by the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve. In a statement GGYC have advised that they have requested the New York Supreme Court to reject Ras al-Khaimah and order the 33rd America's Cup match returned to be sailed Valencia, Spain, the venue for the 32nd America's Cup in 2007.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 arrives in Ras Al-Khaimah - video
Video highlights of Alinghi 5 arriving in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE. The Swiss Defender of the 33rd America's Cup docked in the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah on Wednesday morning after a 12 day, 4,400nm voyage aboard Rickmers Singapore, a cargo ship.... [more]
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RC 44 Portoroz Cup - BMW Oracle's time for revenge
RC 44 Media,
RC 44 Portoroz Cup - The American team is back on top after a disappointing match race. With Ian Vickers at the helm, BMW Oracle Racing leads Torbjorn Tornqvist's Artemis and Pieter Heerema's No Way Back.... [more]
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First entrant for the 2010 Vic-Maui signs in
Vic-Maui News,
The Vic-Maui race committee is pleased to announce the first entrant for the 2010 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race. Sailing for the Waikiki Yacht Club and skippered by Jim Innes, the first entrant for the 2010 Vic-Maui race is Red Sheilla, a Beneteau 49. Jim hails out of Surrey, BC and is the son of Vic-Maui's founder Jim Innes.... [more]
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US Sailing seeks Nominations for Coach of the Year Awards
Marni Lane,
US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) seeks nominations from the public for the 2009 Coach of the Year Awards in Sailing.... [more]
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Barcelona and New York to set a sailing record between both cities
Makovsky + Company Inc,
Two identical IMOCA Open 60 yachts, the Estrella Damm and the newly christened W Hotels. Crewed by three-man teams of one U.S. and two Spanish sailors per boat, the ships will depart New York City during the second week of April 2010, reaching Barcelona's Port between the 20th and 30th of April, covering a route of approximately 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 km).... [more]
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Audi MedCup sets new limits for 2010 season
MedCup Media,
In the wake of a very successful 2009 Audi MedCup Circuit, the organisers, stakeholders and boat owners involved in the world's leading regatta circuit are committed to making further savings to reduce participation costs for teams... [more]
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29th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard
Amanda Marsden,
The Coast Guard Foundation announced today that its 29th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2009 in New York City.... [more]
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Sir Richard Branson's new lady - Necker Belle
Molly Cangemi,
Sir Richard Branson has a new lady in his life, Necker Belle, a magnificent 32 metre (105 foot) catamaran, the latest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection.... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt Day 6 images from John Carter
PWA/John Carter images,
PWA photographer John Carter takes amazing images of the action at all the PWA events. Here is a gallery from Day 6 of the the PWA Colgate World Cup... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt Day 6 results and video highlight
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day 6. Alex Mussolini tears a pathway to the front of the fleet on day six with an awesome display of skill in a super sized Sylt spectacular.... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez images from Kurt Arrigo
Kurt Arrigo images/KPMS,
Kurt Arrigo took these magnificient images of the Classic yachts at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.... [more]
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Wind Forecast for Sonar World Champs by PredictWind
Nathan May,
PredictWind is sponsoring the entire competitive fleet of the 2009 Sonar Worlds Championships being held at the Noroton Yacht Club. All competitors have been given complementary access to PredictWind's professional level wind forecasts. With fifty-five boats registered it should make for some interesting racing out on the Long Island Sound.... [more]
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2009 ORC VPP (Velocity Performance Prediction) Documentation manual
ORC media,
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) announce the immediate availability of the 2009 ORC VPP (Velocity Performance Prediction) Documentation manual. The 68-page guide provides a complete summary of the physics and computational processes that lie behind the calculation of sailing speeds and time allowances for boats measured for the ORC International and ORC Club rating systems.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Race 2 Day 10 - Unpredictable winds plague fleet
Clipper media,
Clipper 09-10: Race 2 Day 10. Unpredictable winds and light airs continue to hamper the teams this morning as the fleet struggles to clear the Canary Islands.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 arrives in Ras Al Khaimah UEA - Carlo Borlenghi images
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Well known photographer Carlo Borlenghi/Alinghi presents this gallery of images as Alinghi 5 arrives in Ras Al Khaimah UEA.... [more]
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America's Cup E-Mailbag - latest correspondence
Various correspondents,
More letters as the life is slowly choked out of the America's Cup. Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to Here Skip Lissiman (Australia II) comments, plus a letter from Spain, and now comment on the latest decisions from the New York Supreme Court... [more]
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Call for nominations - Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year
US Sailing,
Who is Your Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year? Cast Your Nomination Now! These prestigious awards are viewed by the sail-racing industry as among the nation's top sailing distinctions.... [more]
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Fastnet winners to contest Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Jennifer Crooks,
For the first time ever, the line honours and overall handicap winners of Britain's famous Rolex Fastnet Race will contest the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in the same year.... [more]
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Anguished America's Cup measurement document released by Challenger
Richard Gladwell,
BMW Oracle racing have released the Customs House Registry certificate for the yacht USA which they named in their America's Cup Challenge in July 2007. The document has long been sought by the America's Cup Defender, who had been requesting that it be provided for many months before the New York Court of Appeal confirmed that Golden Gate Yacht Club was the valid Challenger.... [more]
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RC 44 Portoroz Cup match race - New team surprises everyone
RC 44 media,
RC 44 Portoroz Cup match race report. Paul Cayard and his new team Katusha surprised everyone – and himself - in the Bank Sarasin RC 44 Portoroz Cup match race series, dominating the event and winning the best of three final against Karol Jablonski's Organika.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Race 2 Day 9 - Not the most productive 24 hours
Clipper Event media,
Clipper 09-10: Race 2 - Day 9 report. The entire fleet is experiencing very light winds, with the exception of California. They have been caught by the edge of the depression affecting the winds in the area and now have up to 30 knots on the nose.... [more]
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Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup attracts top young sailors
Talbot Wilson,
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup. All overseas Opti sailors have now confirmed their invitations. Of the sixteen confirmed sailors, ten are their nation's champion with a ranking of 1 and thirteen participated in this year's IODA (International Optimist Dinghy Association) Worlds.... [more]
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More Affidavits hit the Supreme Court's table over America's Cup rules
Richard Gladwell,
Golden Gate Yacht Club has released its Reply to the Opposition papers filed late last week in the New York Supreme Court, by the America's Cup Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve. GGYC filed a motion to re-argue an earlier decision that under a strict reading of the Deed of Gift, SNG, had the unfettered right to write and enforce rules for the Match scheduled for Ras al-Khaimah UAE, in February... [more]
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Miami OCR Notice of Race available Online
Marni Lane,
US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR will bring together the world's top sailors for elite-level competition in the classes selected for the Olympic and Paralympic Games from January 24-30, 2010. Starting November 13, 2009, competitors and coaches will be required to register online at [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Another gorgeous 'summer' day
Another gorgeous 'summer' day for participants as racing continues for the 2009 edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. With 296 entries this event is the unique annual rendez-vous of both classic and modern boats.... [more]
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Farr 40 North American Championship wrap report
Dana Paxton,
Farr 40 North American Championship. Racing was hosted at the Chicago Yacht Club (CYC), which provided race committee assistance under the leadership of Principal Race Officer Sue Reilly. Nine teams representing the best in North American one-design racing battled on Lake Michigan beneath the skyline.... [more]
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Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club wins the forty-third Seawanhaka Cup
William Denslow,
Oyster Bay, NY, September 27, 2009. The forty-third competition for The Seawanhaka Cup was won by Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in a competition among teams from five other international yacht clubs. The Royal Thames Yacht Club from England took second place.... [more]
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Commentary: Blame the NY court system for Cup's legal malaise
Damian Christie,
The America's Cup is in a legal deadlock now not just because of the intransigence of its Swiss masters and the American challenger, but also because of the erroneous rulings that the New York court system made two decades ago on the outcome of the 1988 catamaran/big boat mismatch.... [more]
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RC 44 Portoroz Cup Day 1 - Major upsets
Rc44 media,
RC 44 Portoroz Cup - With four victories out of five races, Karol Jablonski and his team Organika look smart at the end of day one of the Bank Sarasin RC 44 Portoroz Cup.... [more]
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Winged Victory - the untold story of Australia II's keel design,
In the summer of 1983, in the months leading up to the 25th America's Cup competition in Newport, Rhode Island, a storm of controversy gathered over the challenging Australian and defending New York Yacht Club syndicates. At that time, the rules governing the Cup required that each yacht be designed by citizens of the country it represented. The principal designer of Australia II, the eventual win... [more]
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SNG tries to flush out GGYC on America's Cup venue
Richard Gladwell,
The Defender of the 33rd America's Cup, Societe Nautique de Geneve have issued an Open letter to the Challenger, Golden Gate Yacht Club, advising that preparations are underway in their chosen venue, Ras al-Khaimah (UAE). Since the venue was announced Golden Gate YC has not made any official comment as to whether they will agree to the venue, or revert to their previous stated position that sel... [more]
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PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day 4 report plus video
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day 4. After the early start of the previous day, it was a welcome break for the sailors to arrive at the event site at 09:00. With plenty of wind, and the sun breaking through the clouds, the race crew quickly set the course in preparation for a downwind duel between the World's fastest windsurfers.... [more]
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TP52 World Championship preview
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Ten TP52's including the defending champions Quantum Racing (USA) and 2007 winners Artemis (SWE) will compete for the TP52 World title starting in one week's time off Palma, Mallorca. Racing at the TP52 World Championships starts with the official practice race on Tuesday 6th October and finishes on Sunday 11th October.... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Racing for the Traditional Classes
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - The Wally class had its start at 12.30, followed by the Modern boats with their start at 13.30. As the sun came up over this small village, the majority of the kings and queens of the nightclubs had retired and almost all the streets were quiet. All, that is, except those leading into la Place des Lices, where the famous open-air market was just coming to life.... [more]
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