The biggest wing in the world and will it be in Valencia or Queensland?

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We have video and stills of the biggest wing, or in this case wingmast in the world.

By the way, don't slit your throat yet, the 33rd America's Cup might still be in Oz. Lots more in that conversation yet.

We will keep you posted..

The Sail-World Team

America's Cup challenger's giant wingsail raised for the first time
Sail-World sources,
The giant wing sail on the Golden Gate Yacht Club's team BMW Oracle Racing's America's Cup Challenger, BOR90/USA was raised for the first time off San Diego today. Currently the crew are doing final fitting out and pre-flight checks before going in the first test sail.... [more]
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Alinghi confirms 33rd America's Cup for Valencia in February 2010
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
In a letter written today to New York Supreme Court Justice Kornreich following the unsuccessful discussions with the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC), the America's Cup Defender, Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), has confirmed that it will conduct a Deed of Gift Match with GGYC in February 2010 in Valencia... [more]
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Round the World Jessica Watson in the doldrums
Nancy Knudsen,
It was bound to happen, and it's going to happen again. Australian 16-year-old Jessica Watson, setting off to be the youngest circumnavigator non-stop and unassisted, is in the doldrums. As most ocean-going sailors know, the doldrums - or, as it is nattily known these days, the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) - is an area of confused wind conditions on each side of the equator.... [more]
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Queensland Etchells State title - Young champ Gough gets his chance
Ian Grant,
Queensland Hobie 16 Youth champion skipper Andrew Gough (16) will mix with some elite sailors when he contests The Wharf Tavern Queensland Etchells State title off Mooloolaba Beach this weekend. He will be sailing in good company with skipper Mark Bradford veteran Etchells sailor Brian Hillier and Australian Olympic team coach Adrian Finglas.... [more]
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Images from San Diego: BMW Oracle Racing flies with wingsail +video!
Giles Martin-Raget,
Images just in from Giles Martin-Raget of BMW Oracle Racing's first sail using the wingsail on the America's Cup Challenger, BOR90. The rig was rolled out of the shed, hoisted while on a mooring, and then test sailed in San Diego bay for several hours this afternoon.... [more]
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America's Cup challenger's sails with wingsail - Live coverage
Fox 5 San Diego,
BMW Oracle's America's Cup Challenger has been sailing on San Diego Bay. You can watch all the action via the Fox 5 live webcam of this spectacular event... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 holding in the Doldrums
Cammas-Groupama 3 media,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 finally hit the zone around 0400 hours this Tuesday. At the time there was still a little crescent of a moon to light up a seascape in the throes of a major reshuffle. 'There's not too much cloud in the sky: we weren't able to take a shower, but the crew is on deck in boxers! There's an intense tropical heat here... We've changed season.'... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Two into Stealth mode
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Team spirit remains high as California attempts to repair steering gear, while mid-fleet a battle rages between Jamaica Lightning Bolt, Spirit of Australia and Qingdao. The last 24-hours on Spirit of Australia have also been spent with a focus on repairs.... [more]
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North South Yachting Open Day
Jamie Millar,
North South Yachting is holding an Open Day at Quays Marina on Saturday November 14. Showcasing a range of new Bavaria Yachts, quality brokerage listings and syndicate shares, this is an opportunity to view a large selection of boats, encompassing a wide variety of ownership options, in a friendly and informative environment.... [more]
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America's Cup Challenger rolls out wingsail in San Diego
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing have rolled out the wingsail for their America's Cup multihull, BOR90/USA, prior to it fitting onto the platform for the first time later today. Gilles Martin-Raget presents this gallery of images from the occasion... [more]
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Golden Gate YC pleased over America's Cup venue confirmation
Golden Gate Yacht Club have responded with a terse, short statement in response to the announcement that valencia will now be the venue for the 33rd America's Cup, to be sailed on the dates originally prescribed by Justice Herman Cahn.... [more]
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Grael and Tunnicliffe named 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year
ISAF Media,
ISAF and Rolex are proud to announce that the male and female winners of the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2009 are Torben Grael (BRA) and Anna Tunnicliffe (USA). Torben Grael (BRA) received his award tonight, and in his winning speech said, 'It's an honour to be here. It's not the first time I've attended this award ceremony, but it's truly a different feeling to stand here,'... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Cote d'Azur - Close matches highlight Day 4
Louis Vuitton Media,
Seasonal conditions returned today to the Bay of Angels off Nice and allowed race organisers for the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur to reel off four flights of races, eight matches overall. Seven of the eight matches have an average delta of 31 seconds. The flurry of races has helped give shape to the event scoreboard. Emirates Team New Zealand won its lone match of the day and remains the... [more]
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Regional News from Sail-World on Twitter
Brendan Maxwell,, the largest online marine news network in the world is now delivering regional news on Twitter. Publisher Rob Kothe said today ‘Now sailors can get an exciting mix of Sail-World local news and major international news via local Twitter feeds, rather than getting more sailing news than they can possible handle via a one size fits all world news channel.'... [more]
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Perth Beachcombers Education Kit released
Department of Fisheries WA,
The new Perth Beachcombers Education Kit released on Monday 9th November will be a great tool for schools and community groups to discover and understand more about Western Australia's coastal and marine life in a fun and interactive way.... [more]
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Book now and secure great accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week
Kristie Kaighin,
Early Bird Special!! Book now and secure some great accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2010. We specialise in luxury self-contained apartments and homes and we have many options to choose from ranging from 2 bedroom apartments through to 6 bedroom private luxury homes! The best choices do get snapped up quickly, so book now to avoid disappointment!... [more]
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Clubs hail NSW Try Sailing Day a total success
Bob Wonders,
Hundreds turn out to try their hand under sail. An initiative of the Sailing Industry Association (SIA), a sub-group of the Boating Industry Association (BIA) of NSW, Try Sailing Day sets out to encourage everyone from rank beginners to the experienced to enjoy time under sail.... [more]
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Moths back on Perth's Swan River
Guy Skinner,
The 2010 Moth Nationals brings the foiling moth back to where it first appeared on the world stage - Perth's Swan River. Local Sailors and boat builders Brett Burvill and John Ilett are probably the most two important people in the technical development of today's foiling moth - Brett for his entry in 2000 worlds, and John for his attention to detail that got the boats to the winners podium.... [more]
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Sail or cruise the Whitsundays then relax at a Luxury Resort
Deni Linforth,
Enjoy the exhilaration and freedom at the helm of your own sailing yacht or motor cruiser for five nights or more, as you explore and discover the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands, Australia on a boating holiday package. Follow this with three nights ashore at the magnificent Daydream Island Resort and Spa.... [more]
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The Best of YouTube: More America's Cup and aboard Groupama 3
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World is pleased to present a selection of video taken from YouTube. We have two with an Alinghi theme, a couple from Groupama 3 and the BMW Oracle wing mast unveiling... [more]
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Asian Match Racing Championship Day 1 - Robertson and Yamada flawless
Event Media,
The 2009 Asian Match Racing Championship in Terengganu, Malaysia is underway. New Zealand's Phil Robertson and Japan's Kan Yamada sailed into the lead on day one of the 2009 Asian Match Racing Championship in Terengganu, Malaysia.... [more]
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Asian Match Racing Qualifiers Day One - Early results
Event media,
New Zealand's Phil Robertson and Japan's Kan Yamada are the early leaders at the Asian Match Racing Qualifers in Terengganu.... [more]
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Breaking News - Geoff 'Megga' Bascombe has died at sea
John Curnow,
Breaking News - Geoff 'Megga' Bascome has died at sea doing a yacht delivery off Borneo. The Australian Sailing community has lost possibly its most colourful character.... [more]
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NZ led building team hand over America's Cup wingsail + video
Peter Rusch, BMW Oracle Racing,
Two New Zealanders led the building team for the wingsail developed for BMW Oracle Racing's America's Cup Challenger, BOR90/USA. Tim Smyth (NZL) and Mark Turner (NZL), the managers at Core Builders who completed the wing project, handed over the 'keys' to their baby in front of an assembly of the full team on site in San Diego.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Foncia leads the way
Transat Jacques Vabre,
Transat Jacques Vabre - Foncia was leading the pack out of a ridge of high pressure early this afternoon, in close company with Groupe Bel – which has remained resolutely south since the start yesterday – Akena Vérandas, which on board has Arnaud Boissières partnered by past Vendée Globe winner Vincent Riou, and record breaking British double-circumnavigator Dee Caffari with Brian Thompson well pl... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Paul Cayard images of Artemis from up the mast
Paul Cayard,
Louis Vuitton Trophy - We got in our boat, Mascalzone 90, and began to train before our start. But as the race committee prepared for the starting sequence the wind died completely and never returned. I was up the mast in my new position and took a couple of photos to try to give you an idea of the perspective from 100 feet up. It is like being in a helicopter.... [more]
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Oman Sail's Majan departs Tuesday on first leg of Tour of Arabia
OC Events,
Oman Sail's A100 trimaran, Majan, will depart Kuwait City on Tuesday, 10th November, on the first leg of the new Tour of Arabia race. Majan, Oman Sail's new 105-ft A100 trimaran will be tracing out the route of this new professional sailing event organised by OC Events.... [more]
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Steve Clark gives an expert view on BOR90's America's Cup wingmast
Richard Gladwell,
Steve Clark is widely acknowledged as one of the most astute and most experienced inshore multihull technologists and sailors on the planet. His is a family pedigree stems back to the early days of the Little America's Cup. With the release of the first images of the wing mast for BOR90, Sail-World asked Steve Clark for his analysis of the largest wing mast ever built.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia suffers in tough conditions
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 fleet has spent the night in the toughest conditions they've faced so far in this edition of the race. The yachts are under huge pressure. The night hasn't been kind to Spirit of Australia.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Win to Azzura
Azzura Media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy. Azzurra has taken victory in her first regatta held this morning against BMW Oracle Racing.... [more]
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Azzurra joins unbeaten at Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur
Louis Vuitton Trophy Media,
Italy's Azzurra of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda won today its first match of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur while Emirates Team New Zealand survived a hair-raising finish to keep its record perfect. Azzurra scored the victory it was denied on Saturday when it defeated BMW ORACLE Racing of the U.S. Two days ago the Italian crew, led by skipper Francesco Bruni, was 200 metres from th... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 off Cape Verde + video
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Groupama 3 crossed the starting line three days ago and since then has managed to clock up 708 miles in 24 hours. Weather conditions are still favourable for Groupama 3, which is already at the latitude of the Cape Verde archipelago this Monday morning. By gaining nearly ten miles an hour on the reference time since midnight, the lead has stretched to over 360 miles...... [more]
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Dragons - New South Wales Championship to Whitnall
Peter Campbell,
Dragons - New South Wales Championship has been won by Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron member Matt Whitnall. Whitnall, a successful skipper in the International Etchells class, is now concentrating on a program aimed at winning the Dragon World Championship on Melbourne's Port Phillip in the summer of 2011.... [more]
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Images from Nice: Louis Vuitton Trophy Days 1 and 2
Outside Images and Chris Cameron,
Paul Todd, Bob Greiser and Chris Cameron present a selection of images from the first of the Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas at Nice, France, covering the first two days racing.... [more]
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