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Canadian Yachting magazine has formed a strategic alliance with the largest online sailing news network in the world, Sail-World.com.
With a network of editors and contributors worldwide, it delivers local, national and international news in Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, the UK and the US and will now serve Canada.
Sail-World Canada will deliver 24/7 online sailing news of both Canadian and international origin to its large Canadian audience, while at the same time distributing Canadian marine news to a worldwide audience.
Elizabeth A Kerr, President of Kerrwil Publications Limited (publishers of Canadian Yachting, Trailer Boating Canada Digital and Boating Industry Canada) commented, 'by partnering with Sail-World, our editorial team, led by Guy Perrin will deliver exciting and innovative news opportunities for our events, class associations, yacht clubs, marinas and marine groups.'
'For Canadian sailors, we are thrilled about this strategic alliance as we will now be able to deliver current, interesting and pertinent Canadian sailing and boating industry news to our combined world audience of around 200,000 sailors and boaters each month.'
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Sail-World Canada announces Managing Editor Sail-World Canada, Elizabeth A Kerr, President of Kerrwil Publications Limited, publishers of Boating Industry Canada, Canadian Yachting, Trailer Boating Canada and most recently, Sail-World Canada announced Guy Perrin as its Managing Editor for Sail-World Canada. Canadian Yachting was working quietly with Guy behind the scene to launch a Canadian racing e-newsletter when the opportunity with Sail-World.com arose... [more] Onsend this story
Canadian Racers Success Guy Perrin, While most of us in Canada are busy raking leaves or, worse yet, hauling out our boats for the upcoming winter, many Canadians are doing us proud on the International racing scene. It all started in early October at beautiful Rochester Yacht Club, NY, host of the 2009 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship.... [more] Onsend this story
Meet CYA'S New Executive Director, Paddy Boyd Scott Williams, On September 15, after an 18-month global search, the Canadian Yachting Association announced the official appointment of Paddy Boyd as Executive Director. Recently, Canadian Yachting sat down with Boyd at the association's headquarters in Kingston, ON. CY: This position involved moving your family from Ireland. What made it worthwhile? PB: A number of things. I had a similar job in Ireland... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
Thunderbird Internationals announced for Toronto, August 2010 John Morris, Thunderbird Internationals announced for Toronto, August 2010. August in Toronto is usually hot and sunny. For 2010 we also hope that it will be windy as ITCA Fleet 10 hosts the Thunderbird Internationals, it has done so three times previously in 1981, 1991, and 2001. Dates: August 6 – 14 Venue: Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Program: Aug. 6-7 Registration and Measur... [more] Onsend this story
Interview with Bruce Kirby – the designer of the Laser - Part One Rob Kothe Sail-World.com, Canadian Bruce Kirby designed the Laser in 1969, in collaboration with industrial designer and boat builder Ian Bruce. 50 years on the numbers of Laser built is closing on 200,000 Now 80 years old Bruce Kirby lives in Connecticut -we did an in depth interview with him to discover the real story about the Laser – what was the design brief, was the first sketch on an napkin in a restaurant?... [more] Onsend this story
Spirit of Canada ECO 60 Update Elizabeth A Kerr, Derek Hatfield's Spirit of Canada supports safe, economic and sustainable single-handed offshore racing class, being premiered in the VELUX 5 OCEANS 2010-11. Clipper Ventures today published the inaugural rules and regulations in relation to the Eco 60, a new class of offshore racing boats who will compete for the first time in the VELUX 5 OCEANS 2010-11.... [more] Onsend this story
Regional News from Sail-World on Twitter Brendan Maxwell, Sail-World.com, 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] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Speeding to Cape Town Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - 'Team Finland is out of stealth and in good shape,' says skipper Eero Lehtinen. 'We have overtaken Hull & Humber and Uniquely Singapore. With less than five nautical miles separating Uniquely Singapore and Team Finland the Asian team has been frustrated that their closest competitor has been able to keep such a close eye on them.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
Golden Gate YC pleased over America's Cup venue confirmation Sail-World, 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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
Virtual Eye raises sports broadcasting bar to new heights Louis Vuitton Media and Sail-World, The fledgling Louis Vuitton Trophy, sailed at Nice Cote d'Azur has been notable for the huge advance made in the live coverage of sailing, and sports broadcasting generally. Combining a mix of graphics, video and audio feeds the product from New Zealand's ground breaking Animation Research Limited, the live feed is both cost effective, very informative and entertaining.... [more] Onsend this story
Peg Legs Round Tortola Race BVI 40th birthday on Nov 21, 2009 Broadsword Communications, The Peg Legs Round Tortola Race, British Virgin Islands, will take place on Saturday, November 21st. This 36-mile event is in its 40th consecutive year of running and more than ever before bragging rights are on the table. This will be the second year in a row that the fleet will undertake a complete circumnavigation of Tortola, starting and finishing off Nanny Cay.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 - Tough conditions, sail damage and stealth mode 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.... [more] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
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] Onsend this story
International 14 World Championship coming to Sydney in December Neil Patchett, The CST Composites International 14 World Championship is expected to attract about 100 boats with entries from Britain, Canada, Germany, Japan and Australia... [more] Onsend this story
NewsFlash: First pictures of wingmast for America's Cup Challenger BMW Oracle racing and Gilles Martin-Raget, BMW Oracle Racing have just released the first pictures of the wingmast to be fitted to their America's Cup challenger in San Diego. A wing of this scale has never been built for a race boat. In terms of size, the wing on BOR 90 dwarfs those on modern aircraft. Towering nearly 190 ft (57 m) above the deck, it is 80 percent bigger than a wing on a 747 airplane (102 ft / 31 m).... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race - Final push to Cape Town Sail-World.com and Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race. All the teams appear to have finally been caught by the ridge of high pressure that has been threatening to slow their progress. The boats at the back of the fleet, Cape Breton Island, California and Edinburgh Inspiring Capital, have had the worst of the light winds and that means the distance between leaders and tail enders has stretched out. By tomorrow the ne... [more] Onsend this story
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 - 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
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
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
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
Alinghi offers Australian venue to unlock 33rd America's Cup - UPDATED Richard Gladwell, Societe Nautique de Geneve have handed a thorned olive branch to the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup, Golden Gate Yacht Club. The Swiss Defender of what was the premier trophy in sailing has offered to stage the event 'on the east coast of Australia' in return for the cessation of all legal action. However inquiries with Australian contacts revealed nothing about the specifics of any venue... [more] Onsend this story
40th Contender World Championships – a landmark for Class and Club Rob Kothe, An Australian dinghy from the sketch pad of a young designer Bob Miller, who changed his name by deed poll to Ben Lexcen, is celebrating its 40th World Championship in its Queensland design birth place in January 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
BMW Oracle racing gears up for Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice Jane Eagleson, Louis Vuitton Trophy - BMW Oracle Racing will be represented in Nice by an all star line-up, led by team skipper and CEO, Russell Coutts (NZL), who is hoping to sail with the team in the early stages of the regatta.... [more] Onsend this story
2.4 mR World Championship - Ruf clinches title Marni Lane, 2008 Paralympic Bronze Medalist John Ruf (Pewaukee, Wis.) clinched the 2.4 mR World Championship a day early today, with one race to spare.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of San Diego: BOR90 heads into the sunset + onboard Video Gilles Martin-Raget, Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget provided this gallery of images from BOR90's recent test sail off San Diego.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama switches to Code Green Vincent Borde, Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama is announcing the switch to code green for the attempt. On stand-by in Brest since 1st November, will set off on Thursday 5th November on her bid to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy, a round the world record attempt under sail.... [more] Onsend this story
BMW Oracle dismasting - Video report from San Diego Jenifer Musa, Fox-5, San Diego, Fox5's Jennifer Musa reports on the dismasting of BMW Oracle Racing, including video footage of the 100ft trimaran sailing and close ups of the damage incurred. 'The 200-foot mast on the monster trimaran that will represent the United States in the America's Cup came crashing down during a sail on the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, snapping in two as it hit the rear beam.... [more] Onsend this story
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