Neville Crichton's Alfa Romeo crosses the finish line at Russell to take line honours and the race record for the 2009 HSBC Coastal Classic CoastalClassic
i>Welcome Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 24 October 2009 Backing up on her win and record in the 2009 Transpac, Neville Crichton's supermaxi Alfa Romeo, slashed 37 minutes off the record for the Coastal Classic, from Auckland to the Bay of Islands, in New Zealand.
Crichton's Reichel-Pugh (USA) designed supermaxi with a crew of professional sailors pulling the strings, sat speeds of over 20 knots for much of the trip, until the final turning point, which put her on the wind to the finish line.
Many of those sailing with Crichton, who was one of three helmsmen used on the 119nm race, started their professional careers with him aboard one of the series of Shockwaves in the Admirals Cup and Clipper Cup. Although a New Zealander, who started out sailing a P-class, for many years Crichton operated a car dealership in Hawaii before relocating back to Australia and New Zealand.
The performance of Alfo Romeo points to a real donnybrook between the five supermaxis in the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart in December, in what should be the highlight of the sailing year.
The 49er crew of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke at the start of the 2009 HSBC Coastal Classic start Richard Gladwell
We also feature the story of the 49er crew who amazingly were able to complete the 119nm Coastal Classic course, despite two pitchpolings, and four capsizes. sailing for over nine hours on the trapeze is quite a feat, let alone finishing amongst a group of the top 50fters.
Frenzy 2 loses her mast - HSBC Coastal Classic Paul Gilbert
From the start of the classic we have plenty of image galleries, including one sequence from photographer Paul Gilbert showing the complete dismasting of Frenzy at North head. If you have some time over the weekend, check out Paul's gallery at www.aquapx.com it really is something else, and the quality of the photography is just out of this world.
Congratulations to Terry Kohler for the awarding by US SAILING, of its prestigious Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, for his outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the U.S. over many years. Kohler is President and CEO of the Windway Capital Corporation, a holding company for subsidiaries including North Sails Group. Under Kohler's leadership, North Sails has become a world leader in sailmaking through an ongoing commitment to designing and producing faster, lighter, and stronger sails. We have the full story and details of Kohler's many contributions to US and world sailing in this editon, along with the presentation of awards at US Sailing's Annual Awards Dinner.
Holding position in the Pre-Start (Anna, Hull 7) Photo: Renee Athey - Rolex Osprey Cup
In St Petersburg, Florida, the Anna Tuncliffe Express rolls on and on. The 2008 Olympic Gold medalist and Rolex Sailor of the Year nominee, sits on a 15-2 record in the Rolex Osprey Cup. In this edition of Sail-World we feature Anna's reports on the regatta - always a great read.
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US Sailing presents Esteemed Awards at Annual General Meeting Jake Fish, Friday night was special for several key contributors to the sport of sailing at US Sailing's Annual General Meeting Awards Dinner. Head coach of the US Disabled Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, Betsy Alison, was awarded the Gay S. Lynn Memorial Trophy award for her outstanding contribution to sailors with disabilities.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Osprey Cup, Day 2 - Tunnicliffe up 15-0 Sail-World.com and Anna Tunnicliffe, 2009 Rolex Osprey Cup. Anna Tunnicliffe and team, consisting of Deb Capozzi, Molly Vandemoer, and Liz Bower, are leading the event after the completion of 15 races over two days.... [more] Onsend this story
A River Romp - Regional O'bic Series. Kids just having fun! Florencia Barletta, The 2009 Junior Olympic Sailing Regatta held during the weekend of October 17th and 18th was a complete success from all perspectives. In perfect wind conditions, the Edison Sailing Center in Ft. Myers hosted the opening event of the '2009-10 Regional O'bic Series'.... [more] Onsend this story
La Solidaire du Chocolat Fleet heads west Sail-World.com and La Solidaire du Chocolat, La Solidaire du Chocolat is a Transatlantic double-handed race, the first exclusively for the Class 40 yachts. The race commenced on October 18th from Nantes-St Nazarie and will finish in Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico. 24 teams started the race, representing entrants from ten countries.... [more] Onsend this story
U.S. Multihull Championship - Exciting conclusion Sail-World.com and Jake Fish, US Sailing's 2009 U.S. Multihull Championship (USMC) came to an exciting conclusion on Thursday. Many positions were not decided until the final race of the series. Principal Race Officer, Fairlie Brinkley, and Beach Captain, Robbie Daniel, kept things moving at a brisk pace out on the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Completing the race Double-Handed KPMS, Rolex Middle Sea Race. Two admirable feats of seamanship ended in Marsamxett Harbour in the early hours of Friday morning. The last two yachts completed the 606 nautical mile course. Double-handed. Short-handed racing is as much about the preparation and the mind-set, as it is about the execution.... [more] Onsend this story
Peter Montgomery talks to the Coastal Classic winners Sail-World and Peter Montgomery, Top New Zealand and international yachting commentator, Peter Montgomery caught up with the Coastal Classic winners on his Saturday morning radio show on Newstalk ZB. Alfa Romeo skippered by Neville Crichton averaged 17.9 kts for the 119nm race, and broke the seven hour mark for the first time, completing the course in six hours 43 minutes. Taeping owned and skippered by Dave Andrews just missed t... [more] Onsend this story
Alinghi 5 sails with new, longer mast Alinghi Media, The team stepped the new Alinghi mast yesterday at the base on America's Cup Island of Al Hamra and were eager to try it for size during the training session today. As Murray Jones hopped off the boat at the end of the day, we got his reaction as design team responsible for the mast and rig programme: 'It went really well.... [more] Onsend this story
Terry Kohler awarded Herreshoff Trophy Jake Fish, US Sailing, national governing body of the sport, has awarded its prestigious Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy to Terry Kohler for his outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the U.S. over many years... [more] Onsend this story
NYYC Invitational Cup TV Special amended screening time Barby MacGowan, Gary Jobson TV Special on NYYC Invitational Cup to air Sunday Oct. 25 at 8pm on ESPN2 & ESPN2HD.... [more] Onsend this story
Frenzy blows mast - full sequence of images Paul Gilbert, A good start in HBCS Coastal Classic for`Frenzy' ended prematurely, at the first corner when she lost her mast. Paul Gilbert / www.aquapx.com caught the action... [more] Onsend this story
Coastal Classic: Olympic 49er completes 120nm Canonball Run Richard Gladwell, Sail-World spoke to the Olympic 49er crew, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, who paralleled the HSBC Coastal Classic fleet, in the 119nm dash to the Bay of Islands. After taking 9.5 hours for the trip, the pair were a little sore, their legs ached, and they were strugging to be able to walk, but were otherwise fine.... [more] Onsend this story
Sunfish World Championship update Sail-World.com, The 2009 Sunfish World Championship was cancelled Wednesday, due to heavy winds.... [more] Onsend this story
Campbell Cup regatta makes its debut Rick Roberts, Six West Coast 70s and 10 Farr 40s compete in the first Campbell Cup this weekend, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club. The West Coast 70s will be racing under the Offshore Racing Rules (ORR) rating system... [more] Onsend this story
La Solidaire du Chocolat - 45 knot gusts greet the fleet overnight Sail-World.com and La Solidaire du Chocolat, La Solidaire du Chocolat - Despite the weather, Bruno Jourdren and Bernard Stamm on Cheminées Poujoulat averaged seven-eight knots, maintaing their lead throughtout the storm that buffeted the fleet. It was a test of endurance and committment for the 18 Class40s at sea.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Ruyant all the way Sail-World.com, 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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
Rolex Osprey Cup, Day 1: Tunnicliffe 7-0 Anna Tunnicliffe, After day one of racing, our team finished the day with 7-0 at the 2009 Rolex Osprey Cup. It was a great day of racing with steady winds from six - ten knots... [more] Onsend this story
River Romp! 1st Regional O'bic Series on its way in Ft Myers Florencia Barletta, Definitely a big River Romp! In perfect wind conditions, the Edison Sailing Center in Ft. Myers hosted the opening event of the '2009-10 Regional O'bic Series'. The 2009 Junior Olympic Sailing Regatta held during the weekend of October 17-18th was a complete success. More than 230 kids/teens raced on perfect 8-13 knots winds in Optis, 420s, Lasers, Sunfish and, for the 1st time, on O'pen Bics.... [more] Onsend this story
Key West Race Week 2010: Nominations pouring in Jeanne Kleene, >The fleet grows daily as IRC, PHRF and one design entrants make their intentions known. From Sir Irving Laidlaw's new 80 foot Wally Highland Fling to 20 foot sportboats, Key West Race Week participants are gearing up for another week of exciting 'winter racing' in tropical, South Florida conditions. The Key West 2010, presented by Nautica racing begins January 18, 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
ILCA accepting Applicants for Boat Grant Program to young sailors Sail-World.com/Lightning Class Association, The International Lightning Class Association (ILCA) is accepting applications for the fourth year of its incredibly successful Boat Grant Program, which puts race-ready Lightnings into the hands of young sailors who might otherwise not have the opportunity. The deadline for the 2010 program is December 31, 2009... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Some Class trophies yet to be decided Sail-World.com/KPMS, 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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
Velux 5 Oceans - First US entry is Brad Van Liew Sail-World.com/Velux 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] Onsend this story
Spirit of Canada AroundTogether - the Grassroots story continues www.Sail-World.com, In a unique grass roots funding campaign, since 1996 the Spirit of Canada team has been putting the names of those individuals who have supported Spirit of Canada on the hulls of both Spirit of Canada open sailboats.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
La Solidaire du Chocolat - Retirements as weather plays havoc Sail-World.com/La Solidaire du Chocolat, La Solidaire du Chocolat. Having survived the icy blasts of a cold front on Monday, the fleet have more heavy, upwind sailing ahead. Weather models suggest that the wind will turn from the current westerly 20 knots to a south-westerly of 25-30 knots and above at around 1500 GMT today before building and turning westerly later tonight.... [more] Onsend this story
Cris Brodie joins NZ Rigging as a Director NZ Rigging media, Leading international sparmaker and rigging specialist, New Zealand Rigging announces that Cris Brodie has joined the company as a director. Cris has many years experience in the rigging business including working as a rigger in the Volvo Ocean Race, managing large superyacht refits and running an international sparmaking and rigging business.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
420 and 470 fans - help two top sailors win $3000 for their campaign Sail-World, Frankie Lardies and Finn Drummond won silver at the 420 World Championships in Italy in August. The pair, now in the Olympic class 470, are chasing sponsorship from Toyota, and a simple on line vote from you could help them secure the support. All they need is one mouse click from you. Please help.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
Extreme 40 Circuit without Title Sponsor for 2010 as iShares withdraws Sail-World.com/OC 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] Onsend this story
Vic-Maui 2010 for Challenge, Adventure and Teamwork! Mark Gray, The next Vic-Maui Race begins on July 1, 2010. Vic-Maui is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. Starting just off Victoria, British Columbia, the race finishes half an ocean away near Lahaina on the island of Maui, covering a distance of 2308 nautical miles. The Vic-Maui motto 'Challenge? Adventure? Teamwork!' is the essence of the race.... [more] Onsend this story
IFDS World Championship USA's Whitman and Dorsett take SKUD-18 Silver Betsy Alison, The American duo of Scott Whitman (Brick, N.J.) and Julia Dorsett (West Chester, Pa.) finished the series with a podium finish and silver medals. Only a single point separated the two teams going into the final day of racing with two races to be sailed.... [more] Onsend this story
Linda Elias Memorial Women's One Design Challenge - Hogan two in a row Rick Roberts, Linda Elias Memorial Women's One Design Challenge. Casey Hogan and the Newport Harbor Yacht Club team fought their way through fog and a very competitive six-team fleet Sunday to win their second consecutive Challenge. It is Casey's second appearance in the event.... [more] Onsend this story
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