Close up of broken mast section from BOR90 after the dismasting of BOR90 in San Diego
i>Welcome Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 8 November 2009
The Louis Vuitton Trophy is into its second day in Nice, France, with eight teams competing including three who competed in the 2007 America's Cup.
Racing was restricted to just two completed flights on the first day, when light winds failed to freshen as forecast, a full card was sailed on the second day, and organizers expect to have the full fleet of four yachts operating for the remaining rounds after one of the supplied yachts was seriously damaged in training.
In this issue we have several reports from the event. A team that is being watched with real interest is Artemis with USA'a Terry Huchinson on the helm and Paul Cayard in the afterguard.
Emirates Team NZ set up to leeward of Team French Spirit on the second match of the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice ARL Media
The event sets a significant new benchmark in sailing with the first ever web broadcast using a mix of Virtual Eye and video, backed up with a superb commentary from Peter Lester and various media guests. While we are used to seeing this quality of broadcast on television, this standard is a first on the web, and one that runs without the usual stuttering reception that has been the bane of web broadcasting to date.
Publicly all is quiet on the America's Cup with various meetings underway in New York to try to resolve the impasse ahead of Justice Shirley Kornreich 'going arbitrary' on the venue, in a written decision expected next Wednesday. At that time too, the other matters raised by Kornreich just over a week ago should also be resolved.
Sailors Winston Macfarlane and Jeremey Lomas haul in the Chute after Emirates Team New Zealand win their round robin one race against French Spirit, Louis Vuitton Trophy, Nice. 7/11/2009, Chris Cameron/ETNZ
While the offer of an eastern Australian venue was made by Societe Nautique de Geneve, it seems that Valencia will be the venue - by mutual agreement or not.
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Three teams undefeated at Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur Louis Vuitton Media, By virtue of its second win in as many races Emirates Team New Zealand today grabbed the early lead at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur. Team New Zealand leads overall with 2 points. Sweden's Artemis and Great Britain's TeamOrigin each have 1 point on 1-0 records. The day's second match, between Sweden's Artemis and TFS – Pages Jaunes was similarly one-sided.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 covers 708 miles in 24 hours Cammas-Groupama media, Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has sailed 708 miles in the last 24 hours. Franck Cammas' crew, haven't had as easy a day as all that despite the supersonic speeds this Sunday: the trimaran has managed to rack up nearly 708 miles in 24 hours!... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Pitchpoled and out! RivaCom, Transat Jacques Vabre - Actual, the new trimaran of Yves le Blevec and co-skipper Jean Le Cam is reported to have capsized in a position approximately 22 miles north of Cherbourg around 1645hrs GMT... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - 20 crews start race to Costa Rica RivaCom, Transat Jacques Vabre - 20 crews setting off on the ninth edition of the two handed Transat Jacques Vabre. And for all that the six Multi 50's have a theoretical 5050 NM's to complete, leaving Barbados to starboard, and the 14 IMOCA Open 60's have 4730 miles to Costa Rica, leaving the Dominican Republic to starboard, no one was shy about pushing it on the start lines.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Day 1 Videos Sail-World, Video from Day 1 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy including a stop-motion video of the day's racing, Virtual Eye's view of all three races sailed, and the Press Conference held prior to the start of the regatta.... [more] Onsend this story
BMW Oracle Racing - new dismasting and damage images Sail-World, Sail-World was kindly supplied with these images from a reader in San Diego of the broken mast of BOR90 as the America's Cup Challenger is undergoing repair at her San Diego base.... [more] Onsend this story
Solidaire du Chocolat - Second group charging to the gate Solidaire du Chocolat, Solidaire du Chocolat- Saint Barts : Sugar Loaf Mountain off the port of Gustavia has played host to some interesting stories in the Solidaire du Chocolat over the last few hours... [more] Onsend this story
Emirates Team NZ and TeamOrigin gain first wins at Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton Media, Half of the opening day's scheduled matches at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur were completed in conditions that challenged race officials and tended to favour the leading yachts. Emirates Team New Zealand and TeamOrigin share the top spot on the leaderboard after scoring triumphs in light and shifty winds. Team New Zealand defeated TFS – Pages Jaunes by 59 seconds and TeamOrigin won... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Wind and time defeat Team Azzura Team Azzura, Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice. Report from Team Azzura on their day's racing. Skipper and helmsman Francesco Bruni showed his worth from the pre-start phase dominating Oracle and leading the American team, with Gavin Brady at the helm, from the start.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race - MOB today's hot topic Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race - 'It was a sobering wake up call to us all,' says Brendan. 'It's tough sailing at the moment - cold and wet with a big sea and nowhere to hide on deck.' Having stolen the lead from Hull & Humber yesterday, Irish entry, Cork, is still out in front and picking up pace.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama picking up speed and due to gybe Cammas-Groupama, Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has been able to lengthen her stride since the latitude of Porto. A regular following sea, a NE'ly wind enabling her to sail under full mainsail and gennaker, temperatures which are already summery and above all a direct course southwards... Off Madeira, the trimaran will be reaching average speeds which are likely to exceed thirty knots.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice - Day 1 Race reports - Team Origin win Louis Vuitton Media, Race reports from the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy being sailed at Nice, France. Team Origin had an easy first race after scoring a double penalty over Synergy (Russia) who were having their first race in an America's Cup boat. Catch the racing live on www.louisvuittontrophy.com - it is outstanding coverage.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - A whole new set of challenges for the fleet Transat Jacques Vabre, Transat Jacques Vabre - A new course, new choices, new challenges. This Transatlantic route appears much more of a direct, straight line route, removing the challenge of the Doldrums and the ‘corner' of Cape Finisterre but instead the final 12-1300 miles could, under certain circumstances, could offer their own Doldrums.... [more] Onsend this story
BVI Spring Regatta to host the BVI Windsurfing Championship Linda Phillips, BVI Spring Regatta will host the BVI Windsurfing Championship. With the format of one board-three sails, amateur and professional competitors may compete in either the Formula or Open class. Classes will be further divided to by age and sex.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy: Groupama accelerating - plus start video Cammas-Groupama media, Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 had reached Cape Finisterre this Friday lunchtime. The giant trimaran had regained a more favourable pace this afternoon, with the return of a more stable and better established NW'ly wind, with the sea becoming increasingly regulated.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Four matches to begin series Louis Vuitton Media, The Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur, the inaugural event of the World Sailing Teams Association, is scheduled to begin tomorrow with four matches featuring all eight teams planned on the Baie de Anges, or Bay of Angels, off Nice.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup in suspense as parties meet over weekend Richard Gladwell, Both the warring parties will hold meetings over the weekend to discuss venues for the 33rd America's Cup and try to reach an agreement. After another Hearing in the New York Supreme Court this morning, Justice Shirley Kornreich called the two principals for the Societe Nautique de Geneve and Golden Gate Yacht Club, who were present in the Court, into her Chambers for a five minute discussion,... [more] Onsend this story
Australia puts out the Welcome mat for the America's Cup Rob Kothe, Swiss America's Cup defender Alinghi has proposed an Australian solution as a southern hemisphere venue to US team BMW Oracle as the two year old bitter legal battle continues.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 2009-2010 Hull & Humber - Man Overboard Heather Ewing and Sail-World.com, Clipper Round the World Race - The British entry Hull & Humber has been involved in a dramatic rescue of one of their crew members following a man overboard incident in the South Atlantic, 1,400 miles from the team's destination of Cape Town, South Africa.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race - Cork steals the lead Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race. Having crept closer and closer to Hull & Humber throughout the last two days, at midnight Cork stole the lead from the English boat. Cork's crew really have the bit between their teeth, undaunted by several set backs on this race.... [more] Onsend this story
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