Another record for Alfa Romeo, Sailrocket, Middlesea and more




23 Oct 2009

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Another record for Alfa Romeo, Sailrocket, Middlesea and more

Coastal Classic: Alfa Romeo smashes the Race Record
Richard Gladwell,
The 100ft Reichel-Pugh design owned by New Zealander, Neville Crichton, has set a new race mark of around 6hrs 45 minutes - a time to be confirmed by race officials. ONE Sport's Martin Tasker was aboard for the ride north and told Sail-World that she had stayed above 20kts all the way up the Northland coast before dropping back to 12 kts for the final stage, on the wind from Cape Brett.... [more]
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Student Yachting World commences Saturday 24th October
Yann de la Roche,
The opening ceremony of the 29th Student Yachting World Cup will take place on Saturday, October 24th, at the Villa Pascal.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - One of those days as Mother Nature refuses to play
Paul Larsen,
Latest news from the Vestas Sailrocket Team, who are running out of time on their final attempt at breaking the World Sailing Speed record.... [more]
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Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Ruyant all the way,
Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 2009 and Thomas Ruyant has crossed the second leg finish line in Salvador de Bahia. The winner of this leg between Funchal and Bahia may also be the overall winner of the race.... [more]
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50% of maritime debris is plastic
ABC Science Online and Sail-World,
Alistair McIlgorm of the National Marine Science Center in Coffs Harbor Australia says '6.4 million tons of debris reaches the world's oceans each year.' 'Of that, 80 percent is thought to come from land based sources, more than half of the rubbish is believed to be plastic'... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Some Class trophies yet to be decided,
Rolex Middle Sea Race. As of 17:30, thirty seven yachts had completed the 2009 race, with Mike Slade's ICAP Leopard (GBR) taking line honours and Andy Soriano's Alegre (GBR) now confirmed as the Overall winner.... [more]
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Preparations gather pace for Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice
Louis Vuitton Media,
With two weeks to go until the eight teams are scheduled to assemble for practice sailing in Nice, preparations for the first Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta are gathering pace. The facilities in Nice are being readied, the race boats are being tested, equalised and prepared for racing, and some of the teams spent some time on ACC yachts last week, working out the kinks ahead of the first race day,... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - First US entry is Brad Van Liew 5 Oceans,
Brad Van Liew is the first US entry in the Velux 5 Oceans 2010-11 race. Van Liew's entry will be in the Eco 60 Class. In 2003 onboard the Class II Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America, Van Liew won the race, which subsequently changed his life.... [more]
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Busan Cup Women's International Match Race skippers announced
Mark Chi/ISAF,
The Busan Cup Women's International Match Race to be held from 30 October to 4 November has finalized their list of skippers for the 2009 ISAF Grade 1 women's match race.... [more]
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RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships
Ellie Williamson,
RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships - West Kirby Sailing Club retain their team racing crown.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - First Maltese yacht crosses finish line,
The 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race now has fourteen finishers. Finishers this morning were Strait Deaer (MLT), Tonnerre de Breskens III (NED), Fever (GBR), Nix (NED), Shambala (ITA) and Big One (CRO).... [more]
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America's Cup Defender takes hard line on Trustee claims
Alinghi Media,
The Societe Nautique de Geneve Comite Central responds to the Golden Gate Yacht Club's latest letter: 'The SNG Comité Central is fully supportive of the Club's decisions to date concerning the 33rd America's Cup, including the selection of Ras Al Khaimah as the venue [...],' it writes.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro Leg 2 race is over
Sail-World/Clipper Ventures,
The Clipper Race - Race 2 from La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro, officially ended at 12.00 GMT today following an issuing of amended Sailing Instructions which were received by the fleet 24 hours ago. Teams that had already crossed the finish line will be awarded the relevant finishing position, while the others will be awarded the position based on their distance to finish as of noon GMT... [more]
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Golden Gate counters Swiss claims over America's Cup rules and venue
The Challenger for the America's Cup, Golden gate Yacht Club has filed papers in rebuttal of many of the claims made by Societe Nautique de Geneve ahead of the Hearing in the New York Supreme Court on 27 October 2009.... [more]
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Blasting away in the Rolex Middle Sea Race - a mid fleet view
Ben Gladwell, Sail-World Europe,
Sail-World's European correspondent-at large, Ben Gladwell, filed this account after a tumultuous Rolex Middle Sea Race, which saw the first yacht to finish, ICAP Leopard miss the race record by 30 minutes. Gladwell (21) sailed in the race aboard a chartered 42fter, the race started slowly for them, but the breeze quickly built in strength on the way to the first turning point off Sicily... [more]
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The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Ruyant arrival Thursday / Event media,
The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50. ETA for Thomas Ruyant is Thursday. Nothing is certain as the fleet approaches the coastline of Brazil. Charlie Dalin (Cherche is on a direct heading and passed Francisco Lobato (ROFF TMN) yesterday.... [more]
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Clipper Ventures publishes Eco 60 rules and regulations Ventures,
The Velux 5 Oceans 2010-11 will see the Eco 60, a new class of offshore racing boat, competing for the first time in the event. 'The Eco 60 Class is an exciting new concept that has proven to be extremely popular with skippers and sponsors alike, with ten entries now confirmed for the next Velux 5 Oceans' - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.... [more]
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Extreme 40 Circuit without Title Sponsor for 2010 as iShares withdraws Events,
The Extreme Sailing Series, owned and organised by OC Events, is looking for a Title Sponsor after the withdrawal of iShares for the 2010 season.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race images - onboard DSK and fleet aerials
Carlo Borlenghi and Bruno Cocozza images,
The Rolex Middle Sea Race - Photographer Bruno Cocozza was onboard DSK Pioneer Investments and offers this gallery of images, showing just what 'race life' is about. Photographer Carlo Borlenghi took to the air and offers these images of various yachts crashing their way through the ocean.... [more]
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Early Autumn series at Liverpool Yacht Club
Richard Baldwin,
Early Autumn series at Liverpool Yacht Club. The large tide saw yachts struggling with the five knot current and 10 knots SSE breeze on the start line, with the sixteen strong fleet being subject to a general recall by race officer David Warburton.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Far from over
Event Media,
The 30th Rolex Middle Sea Race is far from over with only eight yachts finished, thirty-nine yachts still on the course and twenty-three retired.... [more]
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La Solidaire du Chocolat - Fleet spreads out before oncoming front and Event Media,
La Solidaire du Chocolat fleet split overnight. Thierry Bouchard and Oliver Krauss on Pole Sante Elior-Mistral Loisirs, were the overnight leaders, and by morning Bruno Jourdren and Bernard Stamm on Cheminées Poujoulat were chasing Bouchard, averaging 14 knots of speed. Under a mile was separating the yachts at the 1200 GMT pole.... [more]
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The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Ruyant all the way amended,
The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Thomas Ruyant (Faber France) has left the archipelago of Fernando do Noronha to starboard (right). He has passed the archipelago at full speed reaching 12.02 knots between the two positioning calls.... [more]
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RYA National Ranking Series finale at Weymouth
Ellie Williamson,
Weymouth hosted the RYA National Ranking Series finale. The annual RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series provides quality national racing opportunities for aspiring 2012 hopefuls, while continuing to offer top class racing and venues for all Olympic Classes sailors throughout the UK.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race: Team Finland finishes
Sail-World/Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Race 2. Team Finland has taken line honours in the race from La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro. Crossing the line at 16:00:36 local time (18:00:36 GMT) their latest victory makes it two out of two for the Scandinavian entry.... [more]
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World Match Race Tour - Minoprio at top of game going into Monsoon Cup
Tracey Johnson,
The 2009 World Match Racing Tour climaxes at the fifth Monsoon Cup to held in Terengganu on the east coast of Malaysia from 1 to 6 December when 12 teams clash in the 2009 Tour deciding event. World Match Racing Tour leader, New Zealander Adam Minoprio and his ETNZ/Black Match team are on top of their game as they head towards the final event on the circuit this year.... [more]
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Ribbed National 12's Regatta at Yeadon Sailing Club
Howard Chadwick,
An enthusiastic group of ribbed National 12 sailors gathered at Yeadon Sailing Club for the third and final event of the season.... [more]
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Rolex Osprey Cup invited skippers list announced Cup,
St. Petersburg Yacht Club, has announced the Rolex Osprey Cup invited skippers list. The event is one of three ISAF Grade 1 match race regattas in the United States.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours for ICAP Leopard,
The 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours have gone to ICAP Leopard (GBR), Mike Slade's supermaxi. Despite their best efforts, the race record has eluded them this year.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Team Finland frustrated by lack of wind Ventures,
Clipper 09-10. Race 2, Day 28. The lack of wind is hampering the fleet and holding back Team Finland from finishing Race 2.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race update - No record this year
Event Media,
Rolex Middle Sea Race - At 1000 CEST ICAP Leopard is slipping along at about 17 knots in 15-18 northwesterly with just over 20 nautical miles to go. She rounded Lampedusa, the southwestern extremity of the racetrack, just shy of five o'clock and only an hour and a quarter behind Rambler's 2007 time.... [more]
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Gul RS300 Inland Championships, 2009 - Bees wins
Event Media,
Gul RS300 Inland Championships, 2009... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 - Already attracting a star-studded fleet
Trish Jenkins,
The RORC Caribbean 600, is due to start on 22nd February 2010. Starting in Antigua, this 605 mile race sails around the Caribbean islands and is already attracing a star-studded fleet.... [more]
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La Solidaire du Chocolat: 24 double-handed Class40's head to Mexico Solidaire du Chocolat,
The inaugural La Solidaire du Chocolat transatlantic race started on Sunday 18th October at 17:50 local time (15:50 GMT). 24 double-handed Class40 yachts crossed the start line off Saint Nazaire, France.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Out of Stealth mode and the pressure is on
Clipper media,
Clipper 09-10, Race 2 day 27. Spirit of Australia is really starting to feel the pressure as the teams behind continue to close the gap. Canada's Cape Breton Island is now in third place.... [more]
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IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds - Gold and Bronze to British sailors
Lindsey Bell,
IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships - Gold and bronze medals have been won by Skandia Team GBR's team members, Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell in the SKUD-18 class and by Helena Lucas in the 2.4mR single-handed class.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Front runners retire in challenging conditions,
In the Rolex Middle Sea Race after only thirty hours of sailing, it is evident the pressure is on ICAP Leopard (GBR). Bella Mente (USA) and Rosebud/Team DYT (USA) have been the two biggest named casualties to join the increasing list of retirees today.... [more]
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