Ainslie finds another sailing scene to conquer




13 Oct 2009

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Gold Cup - Ainslie on his game
Talbot Wilson,
Team Origin wins Argo Group Gold Cup. Minoprio was barely able to turn away from Ainslie and clear his stern and wipe out the penalty on his tack and make it back to the line first for the win. But Ainslie was on his game today and that one win wasn't enough. 'We had two good races at the beginning today,' Ainslie commented.... [more]
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Sail-World expands in North America with marine magazine alliance
Jeni Bone,,
The largest online marine news network in the world, Australia's TetraMedia Marine Group, publishers of, and has announced a strategic alliance with a major North American magazine publisher.... [more]
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World Masters Games: Wind postpones Prince Frederik's race
Chris Clarke,
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (DEN) was left high and dry when his sailing event was cancelled due to strong winds at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games on Tuesday.... [more]
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GP14's at Chelmarsh Sailing Club
Matthew Thursfield,
What an excellent racing day! On 11th October, Chelmarsh Sailing Club in the heart of Shropshire welcomed the Midland Areas GP14 fleet for the penultimate round of the Midland Bell travellers' circuit.... [more]
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Orton and Brooks win Lark Hayling Open meeting
Nigel Hufton,
Lark Open at Hayling Island SC report. The event was the day after the successful Lark Masters and while most of the Lark 'Gods' who had sailed in that event preferred to nurse their hangovers, two successful faces from the 80s/90s - Martin Orton and Ian Brooks – were persuaded to join the regular Larkies.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World 09-10 - The effects of the Doldrums
Clipper Ventures Media,
The effects of the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone), or Doldrums, are now plain for all to see with two well defined groups - one that has managed to slip through to the other side with little or no difficulty and is now powering towards Rio de Janeiro; the other still trying to free itself from the area. California is still trying to latch on to the back of this second group.... [more]
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Windsurfing ‘north Lincs Invaders' crowned 2009 Team15 Champions
RYA Media,
In near perfect conditions; sunny and windy, it was the North Zone's North Lincs Invaders who this weekend (10-11 October) clinched victory and raised the 2009 Team15 (T15) Champions Cup trophy.... [more]
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GUL RS200 Inland Championships report
Rob Janering,
GUL RS200 Inland Championships report. Due to the number of entrants, racing took place in flights, with one flight of 25 boats racing the other 3 flights twice. The weather gods had also been informed that lots of people were coming along, and laid on a steady 12-14 knots from the West.... [more]
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GP42 Global Cup - Official Training day to kick off event
Event media,
The GP42 Global Cup official programme of activities commences tomorrow in Puerto Calero with the official training day. Three Spanish teams, two Italians, one Portuguese, a Swedish and British team make up the fleet.... [more]
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iShares Cup - Oman Sail Masirah crowned Overall Champions 2009
iShares Cup,
Oman Sail Masirah has won the iShares Cup 2009, but it came down to the last leg of the last race on the last day of the last regatta at the iShares Cup Almeria in Spain,... [more]
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RYA National Match Racing Championship title to Mark Campbell-James
Ellie Williamson,
Mark Campbell-James shot to outright second place on the all-time winners list claiming a fourth RYA National Match Racing Championship title at Queen Mary Sailing Club this weekend (9-11 October).... [more]
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Top sailors speak out in favor of the Portugal Ocean Race and Class 40
Portugal Ocean Race Media,
There is clearly a buzz on these days about Class 40 and the future of global around-the-world racing. And for good reason. Class 40 is most definitely the right thing at the right time for ocean racing; the boats are fast, fun, dynamic and, relatively speaking, inexpensive. In a world where money is tight deliver bang for the buck for sailors and sponsors alike... [more]
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RS200 representatives Geoff Carveth & Emma Clarke win Endeavour Trophy
Sue Pelling,
Geoff Carveth, who last sailed the event seven years ago, has won the coveted Endeavour Trophy for the fifth time. Carveth's fifth Endeavour Trophy win now puts him in a record-breaking tie position with Mike Holmes, the only other person to have matched this scoreline. It will be interesting to see if Carveth can break the record at next year's grand 50th anniversary event.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - The cruel Doldrums
Clipper media,
Clipper 09-10. The Doldrums have been very cruel to half the fleet, the leading group managed to get through virtually unscathed but the ITCZ pounced on the middle order and refuses to let them through.... [more]
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iShares Cup - Oman Sail Masirah takes control
Event media,
iShares Cup - All is set for the perfect duel at the final event. A total of six races were staged inside the Almerian harbour on the second day of the 2009 iShares Cup final and with a good 10 knots of breeze the boats accelerated around the windward/leeward 700-meter course quickly, fully flying their starboard hulls on the finish line to the applause of the spectators.... [more]
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TP52 Worlds - Matador beats Quantum Racing on countback
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
It could not have been much closer when the Argentine crew on Matador lifted the TP52 World Championship on the waters they call home in Europe, the Bay of Palma, this afternoon. They lift the title on countback ahead of the 2008 world champions Quantum Racing (USA) who also finished on 23 points after seven races.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy sailed on Sydney harbour
Frank Quealey,
The 2009-2010 18ft Skiff Racing Season began today when the Australian 18 Footers League staged the traditional Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy race on Sydney Harbour. The breeze was extremely fickle at the start and the fleet was quickly split into two groups. Gotta Love It 7, Asko Appliances , Project Racing , Pure Blonde, Kinder Caring, Coldwell Banker New Homes and Boatmate tacked early... [more]
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Rolex Int'l Women's Keelboat Championship: Tunnicliffe wins title
Media Pro Int'l,
Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) and her team of Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer (Redwood City, Calif.), Liz Bower (Rochester, N.Y.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) have won US Sailings's 2009 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship. 'We wanted to win this event for a while and finally we've done it. We're super psyched!' said Tunnicliffe... [more]
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Second place again for BlackMatch at the Argo Group Gold Cup
BlackMatch Racing Media,
A tough day for BlackMatch saw us once again relegated to second place in the Argo Group Gold Cup. Ben Ainslie sailed a fantastic regatta only losing four races and beating us today 3-1. After Ainslie dominated us in the first two matches, at match point we knew we had to keep things close in the pre-start and on the first beat to stand any chance of getting a race off them.... [more]
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Australia's Flinders Island Race Tragedy –waiting for official enquiry,
The Australian sailing community is numb today and will stay that way for a long while. More because the conditions just before 3am on Saturday morning amongst the Five Islands off Port Kembla were so unlike those of Bass Strait 1998... [more]
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Gold Cup showdown - Minoprio back on top of World Tour rankings
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup - Racing had been delayed Saturday morning until 10:00AM waiting for the breeze to fill in sufficiently for racing to start. In their first match of the morning, Flight 3 of the quarter-final, Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Team Origin took their first two losses.... [more]
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Endeavour Trophy opening day
Sue Pelling,
Endeavour Trophy opening day - Lark representatives lead a closely fought series. In fairly lively conditions in the first race of the day, reigning champions Nick Craig and Toby Lewis representing the Enterprise class demonstrated their expert downwind skills on the first run and moved into the lead after a fairly average first beat and won the race... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Variable weather means lots of sail changes
Event media,
It has been a mixed bag of weather over the past 24-hours for the teams competing in Clipper 09-10 as they pass through the area of lights winds famously referred to as the Doldrums.... [more]
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TP52 World Championship - Protest changes leaderboard positions
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
TP52 World Championship. A frustrating attempt at a coastal race in very unsettled wind conditions was abandoned after seven miles and one hour and ten minutes of often heart-stopping racing. For the record it was Quantum Racing, the current world champions, who stayed just one step ahead of both the small changes and the very big wind shifts to earn a lead of more than one minute during today's... [more]
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Sydney maxi yacht tragedy - Saturday afternoon update from CYCA
Jennifer Crooks,
This afternoon, Matt Allen, the Commodore of the CYCA held a press conference at the Club in Darling Point, announcing that the owner/skipper of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Andrew Short and crew member Sally Gordon had perished when the 24.4 metre yacht hit rocks and ran aground at Flinders Islet at approximately 0255 hours this morning.... [more]
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iShares Cup - Ecover damaged as BT wins the day
Event media,
iShares Cup regatta in Almeria, day 1, Mike Golding's Ecover suffered serious damage to both hull and transom in a collision with LUNA.... [more]
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Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - The tactics of Cape Verde
Veronique Largeau/amended,
The second key point, after the Canaries in this second stage of The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50, are the islands of Cape Verde. They are solitary lands with five northernmost islands, the islands of Barlavento and five more to the south, those of Sotavento... [more]
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Dakine Weymouth Speed Week
Katie Doer,
Dakine Weymouth Speed Week. An interesting array of sailors from all over the globe will be competing at the event including Nick Dempsy, local windsurfer and Bronze Medallist, whose record breaking attempts will be closely watched. With over 100 competitors the WPNSA team are set for a busy week.... [more]
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PriceWaterHouseCoopers hits rocks in Flinders Islet Race, two dead
Di Pearson CYCA media, amended by,
At approximately 0255 hours this morning, a red flare was sighted from a yacht competing in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's (CYCA) 92 nautical-miles Flinders Islet Race that started off Point Piper on Sydney Harbour last evening at 20.00 hours.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Day 18 California battle the weather and their spinnaker
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10 Day 18. The squally conditions can often take the crews by surprise by moving in fast, causing havoc and then disappearing as quickly as they arrived. In an attempt to cross the Doldrums as painlessly as possible the fleet has attempted to converge on one very small weather avenue.... [more]
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Gold Cup Quarter final update: Mirsky under pressure as Ainslie shines
Talbot Wilson,
Ben Ainslie (GBR) is still undefeated as Argo Group Gold Cup quarter-final racing got underway Friday afternoon with just two flights being completed. Current World Match Race Tour leader Torvar Mirsky (AUS) must win three matches in a row tomorrow to keep his team on the top of the Tour leader board.... [more]
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TP52 World Championship - Local favourite leads
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
TP52 World Championships - Local favourites Bribón lead. After making a strong start double Olympic Star class medallist, tactician Ross MacDonald along with navigator Marcel van Triest (NED) read the shifting breeze at the top end of the first beat precisely, calling a good layline which allowed them to ease away around the windward mark ahead of Matador (ARG) which over-stood slightly.... [more]
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iShares Cup Practice day - New team on the block scores a win
iShares Cup media,
Today the ten Extreme 40 teams competing in the final of the 2009 iShares Cup were out racing within the confines of the Almerian harbour in the official practice session. This will be the pinnacle event for the sailors and it will also be the pinnacle event on shore of the 2009 season.... [more]
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Volvo Open 70 Rule and Notice of Race revealed
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The new look Volvo Open 70 Rule, published today along with the Notice of Race, confirm changes set to enhance the fleet racing in the 11th Volvo Ocean Race, which will start from its new home base of Alicante in Spain in the autumn of 2011.... [more]
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Redundant worker learn boat building skills in Southampton
Laura Downton,
A group of former Vestas workers will be among the first to start a brand new course at Southampton City College on Monday, October 19. Five men who were made redundant from the wind power company met with the Minister for the South East, Jonathan Shaw MP, on Wednesday (October 7), ahead of starting City College's new aluminium welding course, which is the first of its kind in the Solent region.... [more]
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Gold Cup Quarter final pairings announced
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup - It's filet or feathers from this point on. Walker v. Monnin, Mirsky v. Ainslie, Williams v. Berntsson and Richard v. Minoprio battle it out in the ‘knockout' first-to-three quarter-finals.... [more]
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