Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 27 November 2009
America's Cup Legal has had another round in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court covering the issue of whether a rudder is part of a yacht's waterline length, or not - and, whether the Defender has the right to select any venue it likes.
Both parties issued their statements after the Hearing. It would seem that while no-one really wants to race in Valencia in February 2010, that is price of being unable to agree on anything - and that is where the regatta will be.
In this edition, we have a feature on the rudder issue. It is serious - as if the Appellate Division does not uphold the Supreme Court decision then BOR90 is about eight feet over length by our calculations and is disqualified.
Sea Dubai - RC44 Gold Cup - Dubai November 2009 Sea Dubai Sailing Team
John Rousmaniere looks at the measurement of Load Waterline Length from an historical perspective and gives his conclusion on the current question in front of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court.
There is the prospect of further Appeal on the decision expected before Christmas.
The DownUnder sailing season has begin in earnest. In Australia Sail Brisbane is underway. We've already started Sail-World's build up to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race which will feature the Battle of the Supermaxis.
In Perth the Australia Cup is underway with a line up of international talent and the young BlackMatch Racing team looking to cement their 1 World ranking for the year. The World Match Racing Tour next moves onto the Monsoon Cup. Sail-World has editors in both Perth and Malaysia covering the action. Stay tuned to www.sail-world.com for the latest reports.
Catch Paul Cayard's reports from the RC44 Sea Dubai Gold Cup and Andrew Campbell gives his take on the South American Star Championships where the rookie Star crew are warming up ahead of the racing proper.
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Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup - Four fleet races + video RC 44 media, At the Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup Four races took place today in a light and fairly unstable breeze, allowing four different teams to score victories. The first race a splendid domination by the local Team Sea Dubai, with their local talent Yousef Lahej at the helm... [more] Onsend this story
John Rousmaniere looks at America's Cup waterline measurement John Rousmaniere, Noted America's Cup historian, and correspondent, John Rousmaniere comments on the predilection of America's Cup designers to get around the various measurement rules, and in particular the measurement of Load Waterline Length, which has a particular and current significance.... [more] Onsend this story
Sunseeker Australia Cup Day 2 Results and Action Photos Event Media, The 2009 Sunseeker Australia Cup Day 2 - Results and Action Photos - 12-15 knots and sunshine.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 - Hull & Humber set for Tuesday departure Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 fleet - Hull & Humber's repairs are still on track and the estimated date of departure remains Tuesday. Early this morning they removed the form from the outside of the hull and top of the coach roof. There are teams working both inside and outside of the boat.... [more] Onsend this story
London 2012 continues to make positive progress IOC (As Amended By ISAF), The sailing venue, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, was the first venue where construction was completed - and the Games drawing ever nearer, the focus of this Coordination Commission was largely on operations and planning than on the excellent construction and regeneration work being carried out by the Olympic Delivery Authority.... [more] Onsend this story
Sail Melbourne 2009 - Early entries to close on December 1st Sam Watson/ISAF News, There are only a few days left until early entries close for Sail Melbourne on 1 December and competitors are urged to enter now to avoid an increased entry fee.... [more] Onsend this story
Photo FINIsh - a unique book celebrates 60 years of Finn sailing Robert Deaves, Marking the end of the Finn's 60th anniversary celebrations, the International Finn Association is delighted to announce the publication of 'Photo FINNish - 60 years of Finn Sailing', an extensive and highly illustrated volume compiled and edited by Robert Deaves, but largely written by some of the biggest names in sailing.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09- 10 - Cork repaired and back in the race Heather Ewing, The Irish entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has set sail from Cape Town following the start day crash that forced her to return to port for repairs.... [more] Onsend this story
RC 44 Gold Cup - Good day onboard Katusha reports Paul Cayard Paul Cayard and Sail-World.com, This round of the RC 44 Gold Cup is being sailed in Dubai. Yesterday, the wind failed to arrive, changing the scheduling for today's all important races. On the line, was the RC 44 Tour Match Race Title.... [more] Onsend this story
Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup - Tour match race title decided + video RC 44 media and Sail-World.com, The Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup match race took place today in a light and fairly stable sea breeze. Sailing for the season title, Artemis, with Dean Barker at the helm, suffered from a steering failure during the pre-start of the first regatta against Team Sea Dubai. The irony of the story is that Artemis' main opponent today was no other than their own coach: Rod Davis, steering Ceeref exceptionall... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10: Cape Breton Island and Spirit of Australia in duel Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10: For the race office team it's straight down onto the pontoons for a status update on the repairs to Cork and Hull & Humber.... [more] Onsend this story
Star South American Championships - New jib and tune up day Andrew Campbell, Andrew Campbell is in South America for the Star South American Championships, his final event for 2009. 'We tuned on the way out to the course to day with Robert Scheidt and Mark Mendelblatt. Brad and I are slowly working the kinks out of the P Star, but were certainly happy with the speed around the course.'... [more] Onsend this story
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - the Riddle of the Rudders Richard Gladwell, After today's Hearing in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, the Challenger for the America's Cup stated that the inclusion of rudders in the crucial Load Waterline length measurement would disqualify GGYC's yacht. Calculations by Sail-World from photos show that the length of BOR90, as the Challenger has been known to date, would extend to around 98ft,... [more] Onsend this story
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club elects Peter Shrubb as Commodore Talbot Wilson, S. Peter Shrubb was elected Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club at the Special General Membership meeting November 25th at the Hamilton clubhouse. Shrubb, a 30 year member of the Club and an International Judge, International Umpire and member of the Umpire team for the 32nd America's Cup in Valencia will take the helm of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for the next two-year term, 2010 through... [more] Onsend this story
Cayard reports a quiet day at the RC 44 Sea Dubai Gold Cup Paul Cayard and Sail-World.com, Paul Cayard reports from the Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup on day one, where racing was cancelled due to lack of breeze. 'The Match Racing will be shortened due to losing today. So, we will race five matches each and likewise won't race against everyone.'... [more] Onsend this story
Les Voiles De Saint-Barth 2010 Notice of Race Sea Clear Communications, The local council in Saint Barthélémy, the Tourist board and the Saint Barth Yacht Club are setting up a new sailing event from Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th April 2010. It will be open to Classic and modern yachts, Super Yachts, Racing-Cruisers, as well as Racing Multihulls and known as Les Voiles De Saint-Barth 2010... [more] Onsend this story
The Racing Rules of Sailing Amendments effective on 1 January 2010 ISAF Press, The International Sailing Federation announced today that, as a result of actions taken by the ISAF Racing Rules Committee and the ISAF Council during the ISAF Annual Conference, several changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012 will take effect on 1 January 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup day one breeze does not cooperate + video RC 44 media and Sail-World.com, On day one of the Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup day racing could not take place due to the lack of wind. Yesterday's practice session had taken place in 15 knots and and a big swell. Alas, it was not the same today.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre journey complete for Golding and Sanso RivaCom, Out of the early Caribbean morning sunshine, Mike Golding and Javier Sanso, glided the final miles to the finish of the Transat Jacques Vabre off Puerto Limon, Costa Rica in an excellent third place.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup Defender stands up for rights in New York Court Societe Nautique de Geneve media, The America's Cup Defender, today argued before the NYSC Appellate Division in defence of two of the Defender's fundamental rights - to choose the venue and the right to race a challenger that complies with the Deed of Gift measurement requirements. 'It would be the first time in the history of the America's Cup that the Defender is deprived of its fundamental right to choose the venue..'... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup Challenger claims measurement rules would disqualify Golden Gate Yacht Club media, Further to today's Hearing in the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division, Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs for BMW Oracle Racing commented: 'Today SNG also requested that, if the Appellate Court does not reinstate RAK in February, the 33rd Match be delayed from February until May 2010.' Ehman also claimed that the published measurement process would disqualify GGYC's yacht.... [more] Onsend this story
Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup - Good day for three teams RC 44 media, The RC 44 Championship Tour final event, the Sea Dubai Gold Cup, started today with the practice race. The conditions were absolutely perfect, with 15 knots of breeze and a big swell.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of Ras al-Khaimah: Step aboard Alinghi 5 for a training session Guido Trombetta - Team Alinghi, Ever wondered what it would be like to sail aboard an America's Cup mulithull? Guido Trombetta and Team Alinghi present this gallery of images taken aboard Alinghi 5 during a training session off Ras al-Khaimah, before the Defender of the 33rd America's Cup was put into the shed for modifications.... [more] Onsend this story
Who is faster? The kitesurfer or the hydrofoiler - see the video! YouTube, Who is faster - l'Hydroptere or Alexandre Caizergues kitesurfing? Check out both on their speed record attempts on this great video compilation... [more] Onsend this story
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