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Sail-World USA: 13 October 2009

The USA platform emerges from the shed in San Diego - BMW ORACLE Racing  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
Welcome Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 13 October 2009

In this issue we sadly feature further stories and tributes to those lost from Shockwave 5off the New South Wales coast on Saturday morning.

As mentioned in our last issue Sail-World has announced the launch of another new site - Sail-World Canada - which is being operated by the publishers of three Canadian yachting and marine industry magazines. See the full story in this edition. We feature more on this significant development at a time when other publications are shrinking or shutting up shop altogether, and a very strong move for Sail-World into North America.

Day 3. Race 12 - iShares Cup Almeria.   ThMartinez / Sea & Co ©

In the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda, Ben Ainslie has taken the title. In this issue we feature reports and images from the final day.

From Rochester NY, Rolex ISAF Sailor of the Year nominee, Anna Tunnicliffe reports on her crew's victory in the Rolex International Womens Keelboat Championships.

And in San Diego, USA - the Golden Gate YC's Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup has rolled out of the shed once again, apparently with substantial modifications to the hull and a wing mast. We have the official reports, plus the usual 'reading between the lines' commentary in this edition.

Ben Ainslie (GBR) leads Ian Williams (GBR) in the semi-final of the Argo Group Gold Cup 2009 - Argo Group Gold Cup  Bermuda Gold Cup/ Charles Anderson ©

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Canadian Yachting presents Sail-World Canada
Canadian Yachting Magazine,
Canadian Yachting Magazine, along with Trailer Boating Canada and Boating Industry magazines published by one of the oldest privately owned Canadian publishers; Kerrwil Publications (Kerrwil) dominate the Canadian marine magazine scene.... [more]
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America's Cup: USA emerges from building shed much modified
Sail-World and BMW Oracle Racing,
Following three weeks of modifications, the BOR 90 emerged today from the boatbuilding tent at the team base in San Diego. The latest iteration of the giant trimaran the team will use to challenge for the 33rd America's Cup boasts new features which will be worked up on shore, before the boat hits the water for more testing near the end of the month.... [more]
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GP42 Global Championship - Practice race
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
GP42 Global Championship Practice race report. Conditions for today's practice racing were perfect for old and new teams alike: a gentle 8-10 knot east-southeast breeze allowed for close maneuvers in the practice starts to test their skills at positioning and timing, and the 1.3-mile legs were long enough to shift gears, play a few shifts, and gauge each other's speed potential for the week.... [more]
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Line7 assets sold to Australian company,
Australian firm Charles Parsons is buying the assets of collapsed sports and casual wear manufacturer Line7. The textile wholesaler, which has been a Line7 supplier, said today it was buying 100 percent of the intellectual property related to Line7's brand and all its registered trademarks globally. No value for the deal was disclosed.... [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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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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iShares Cup: Groupama 40, 1st participation, 3 podiums and 4th overall
Groupama - Franck Cammas Media,
It took until the last race of the last day for the verdict to finally fall! Pete Cumming's crew pipped Gitana Extreme-LCF Rothschild Group to the post. Loïck Peyron at the helm of Oman Sail Renaissance took third place, just a handful of points ahead of Groupama 40 skippered by Franck Cammas, who came 4th in the general ranking.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race: DSK Pioneer Investments counting it down
Danilo Salsi and his team are no strangers to this regatta and the challenges it presents, having taken part in the 2006 edition with Swan 45 DSK-Comifin. Stepping up to a Swan twice the size, DSK Pioneer Investments will be the second largest yacht in the fleet of 76 boats, second only to Michael Slade's ICAP Leopard... [more]
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New Marine Protected Area for Nova Scotia closer to becoming a reality
Marketwire Incorporated,
The Government of Canada took at step toward its commitment to protecting Canada's oceans by announcing three areas of interest (AOIs) as candidates for the establishment of Nova Scotia's next marine protected area (MPA). These candidates are all offshore areas off the coast of Nova Scotia: Middle Bank, St. Anns Bank, and Misaine Bank and the Eastern Shoal.... [more]
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Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup winner unbeatable
Lurie Fullerton - The Royal Gazette,
15-year-old Ignacio (Nacho) Rogala of Argentina became the new champion of the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup, an event that brought 34 young sailors to Bermuda from 16 countries, ranging in age from nine to 15, to compete in Optimist dinghies.... [more]
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World Masters Games: Emotional opening as sailors pay their respects
Chris Clarke,
A minute's silence for fallen sailors Andrew Short and Sally Gordon before the commencement of today's sailing events at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games set the scene for an emotional first day at the sailing regatta... [more]
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iShares Cup - Second for Gitana Extreme – LCF Rothschild Group
Kate Jennings - Expression,
For this final day of racing in the 2009 championship, the crew of Gitana Extreme – LCF Rothschild Group were really at the top of their game. Determined and extremely motivated, Yann Guichard's men showed that they were able to keep a cool head and perfectly control the Andalusian race zone.... [more]
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Andrew Short – boating industry ‘devastated'
Bob Wonders,
Boating industry, yachting community shocked at tragic loss. In Andrew Short there were few in yachting boasting more skill at the helm, while Sally Gordon, a veteran, like Andrew, of 15 gruelling Sydney-Hobart classics, was acknowledged as a first rate navigator.... [more]
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Leaving it to the Coroner
Rob Kothe, Al Constable and Sail-World Team,
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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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Canadian Yachting Association turning fiscal corner
CYA Media,
Financial Results for year ended March 31, 2009 show a turnaround in the Canadian Yachting Association's (CYA's)finances.... [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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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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New Zealand's Minoprio leads World Match Tour ahead of Monsoon Cup
Talbot Wilson,
British Olympic superstar Ben Ainslie and his Team Origin won the Argo Group Gold Cup. Adam Minoprio (NZL), ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing skipper, and his team of Tom Powrie, David Swete and Nick Blackman took second place. Minoprio is the top skipper in the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) rankings and was second in the World Match Racing Tour going into the Argo Group Gold Cup. He is back on... [more]
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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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Anna Tunnicliffe at Int'l Women's Keelboat Championships: We Won
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Anna Tunnicliffe reports on the competition at US Sailing Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships. 'It was windy and rainy when we woke up this morning for the final day of racing. The rain stopped, however, in time for us to venture out to the racecourse. The wind was still up as we got out there, and since we had had wind all night, it was very wavy.'... [more]
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Wollongong beaches closed as yacht debris washes ashore,
Illawarra beaches were forced to close from Saturday as debris from the Flinders Islet yachting disaster washed up on shore. The 24.5 metre (80 foot) carbon fibre yacht PriceWaterHouseCoopers (Shockwave V) was smashed to pieces on the Flinders Islet shoreline, in the early hours of Saturday morning.... [more]
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Silent Sound fresh from North West Passage, arrives Halifax
BW Media,
The skipper of another yacht, of the few who made the famed North West Passage crossing this season, here tells their unique tale. It is the story of Silent Sound, whose skipper and crew set out to use the written word, video and photos to tell the story of how climate change is affecting Arctic communities.... [more]
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Canadian Yachting Association appoints New Executive Director
Canadian Yachting Association,
After an eighteen month world-wide search, the Canadian Yachting Association appointed Paddy Boyd is its new Executive Director effective September 15, 2009.... [more]
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