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We're still following Cape Breton Island on its way to Australia; there are a few crew diaries for your reading enjoyment this week. The America's Cup scene had been quiet; we'll be turning our attention to the annual Sydney-Hobart race, the December 26th start is just around the corner. We look forward to your stories and you photos; please submit your event/regatta/class/boat news directly to Sail-World Canada by clicking here. Your pictures really make the story; include as many as you like (up to 12) and ensure your photos are at least 1280 pixels wide so they can be viewed in high resolution. You can also easily post your stories and photos directly from the Sail-World Canada website; simply click on the new big red bar in the upper right hand corner of the home page.

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Guy Perrin

Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet in pre-Christmas scramble
Lisa Ratcliff/Rolex Sydney Hobart Media Team,
The Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet of 100 has joined the pre-Christmas rush with unforeseen hitches pushing a number of crews to the limit as they scramble to prepare for the Boxing Day start of Australia's great ocean classic.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Light winds affecting most of the fleet
Clipper Ventures Media,
Sour-tasting start to the day as Spirit of Australia has conditions serve up 'lemons for breakfast', Uniquely Singapore prepares to discover whether big tactical move is a winner, Teams ponder tactics for tackling high pressure system... [more]
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Canada's Premiere Boat Show Celebrates 52 Years of Fun on the Water!
NMMA Canada,
More than 1,000 boats and hundreds of booths showcasing the newest boating products, accessories and services, will fill the Direct Energy Centre January 9-17, 2010 at the 52nd annual Toronto International Boat Show.... [more]
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ISAF announce five person International Jury for America's Cup
ISAF Media,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today announced the ISAF approval for the appointment of the five member International Jury for the 33rd America's Cup. All thre members of the Expert Panel appointed by the New York Supreme Court are included. It will be chaired by David Tillett (AUS).... [more]
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Sailing To Win, Sailing for Life
The Canadian Yachting Association concluded its annual conference and AGM on November 21st with stakeholders present agreeing to work together to create a stronger, more vibrant sport in Canada.... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing are World Match Racing Champions + Audio + Video
BlackMatch Racing Media,
After getting off the water from our three nil win over Mathieu Richard, we watched an extremely close race against Peter Gilmour and Torvar Mirsky, a match that meant if Gilmour won we would be crowned World Match Racing Champions. Gilmour had incurred a penalty on the first beat and although he held the lead coming into the final run to the finish, we knew it was going to be extremely close.... [more]
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Cape Breton Island Crew Diary - Adrian Healy
Adrian Healy,
Sometimes you just have to go where the wind takes you. After a great race start the last couple of days have been an exercise in frustration and a demonstration of how quickly conditions can change both in the Southern Ocean and in yacht racing more generally. For 48 hours we were beating northwards losing ground to the more northerly placed boats.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: A three way battle at the front
Clipper Ventures Media,
Spirit of Australia achieve a quick fix with their steering yet still hanging on the lead, Qingdao successfully emerges from Stealth Mode, Close encounters of the Clipper kind between Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Qingdao as they cross tacks... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - World Champion Minoprio defeats Ainslie
Rob Kothe & Al Constable,
Today the new ISAF Match Racing World Champion 24 year old Adam Minoprio sailed against the legendary Ben Ainslie, 32 year old British sailor, three-time Olympic gold medallist and ISAF World Sailor of the Year in 1998, 2002 and 2008.... [more]
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Cape Breton Island Crew Diary - Elisa Jenkins
Elisa Jenkins,
Cape Breton Island Clipper is officially into the Roaring Forties – the notorious part of the Southern Ocean known for massive swells and strong winds. We've been holding our own in first place of the fleet, with only miles between us and the second/third place boats. It's a drag race to Geraldton, Western Australia.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia by a nose
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Skipper of the leading team, Brendan Hall, reports champagne sailing conditions today as Spirit of Australia continues to keep their nose just ahead of Team Finland. Yet to experience just what the conditions can be like is the team onboard Hull & Humber, although it won't be long before they too have a taste of the sleigh ride further south. 'The Southern Ocean beckons over on the... [more]
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Cape Breton Island Crew Diary - Carol Reed
Carol Reed,
In my bunk off watch: In my bunk sorting kit and trying to get comfortable - we've been heeled right over on a port tack for some days now. I'm mid-ship in a lower bunk on starboard. It's pretty calm now actually. For days I've just taken to lying on a towel on my sleeping bag, using the latter as a puffy mattress and snuggled up in a silk liner with my thermals on to keep warm.... [more]
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IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds 2010 organizing Committee installed
Caroline Vogelzang,
The Organizing Committee has been officially installed for the 2010 IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds 2010, to be sailed from 6-14 July 2010 in Medemblik, The Netherlands. The Dutch organising committee has been officially installed by the International Association for Disabled Sailing by handing over the IFDS flag at the end of the IFDS Worlds 2009 in Athens in October to Jacques Kellermann Slotemaker... [more]
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2011-12 Global Ocean Race confirms tenth entry
Oliver Dewar,
Bahamas-based South African sailor Lenjohn van der Wel today confirmed his Team Entry in the 2011-12 Global Ocean Race. Van der Wel's Class40 is an Owen-Clarke designed Express 40, built for him in Cowes, Isle of Wight, in 2007.... [more]
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Michel Desjoyeaux named 2009 French Sailor Of The Year
Vendée Globe winner Michel Desjoyeaux was named yesterday evening the 2009 French Sailor Of The Year, during the traditional 'Soirée des Champions' organized by the French Sailing Federation... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Farewell to the Southern Ocean
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10: 'Farewell to the Southern Ocean,' says skipper of Team Finland, Eero Lehtinen. Uniquely Singapore's tactical move to the north 48 hours ago would suggest they've already had a long, hard think about how they're going to approach the last major hurdle of this Southern Ocean leg.... [more]
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ISAF Offshore Special Regulations for 2010-11 published
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has today published the 2010-11 edition of the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations. A number of changes made at the recent ISAF Annual Conference affect the new 2010-11 edition of the Special Regs.... [more]
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Sail Sydney Day 3: Light to start – fabulous to finish
Sail Sydney Media,
Due to unstable and at times non-existent breeze, Principal Race Officer Tony Denham held sailors ashore until a light north-westerly prevailed, the first classes getting away at 11.20am, instead of the planned 10.00am.... [more]
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Inaugural Perth 2011 ENP Regatta provided fast learning curves
Perth 2011 Media,
Olympic class sailors Serbian Dany Stanisic (Laser) and Colombian Nicolas Lozano (RS:X) are today a step closer to reaching the Olympics, after winning their events at the Inaugural Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme (ENP) Regatta on the weekend.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Team Finland regains the lead
Clipper Ventures,
In the Clipper 09-10 Team Finland has two reasons to celebrate today. 'Team Finland is now in tip top shape after a very busy night,' says watch leader Emil Vartiainen. The leg from South Africa to Western Australia is turning out to be one of the closest races of Clipper 09-10 so far, with only 120 miles separating the top seven yachts.... [more]
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Sail Sydney 2009 Day 2: Contenders rise to the top in ideal conditions
Sail Sydney Media,
Racing got away a little late in all classes today at the Sail Sydney regatta on Sydney Harbour, but it was worth the wait as competitors raced in ideal north-easterly winds and all but the lightest of crews appreciating typical Sydney summer conditions... [more]
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2009 Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup race concludes
Fabrizio Pirina,
Brilliant performances by all the competitors and a special mention to the Canadian Mini Maxi Valkyrie (Mr.Will Apold) who was second in the IRC overall corrected time, despite the severe damage to the generator which delayed the boat for several hours after the start.... [more]
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Sail Sydney Day 1 - Hard day on the Harbour
Sail Sydney media,
Page's skipper Mat Belcher described the conditions: 'east, south-south-east, everywhere really. We got 8-9 knots max. It was all over the place and lots of traffic on the Harbour.' It was pretty all over the place with the shifts - typical Sydney Harbour really – you look glamorous one minute and you're ducking ferries the next, but I had a great day,' surmised Canadian sailor Mike Leigh (CAN).... [more]
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Watch the Monsoon Cup LIVE now on,
Watch the Monsoon Cup LIVE now, on - Left click in the Maximise box and watch in full screen mode... [more]
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Monsoon Cup – PredictWind Forecast for Final Days
Nathan May,
Predictwind is forecasting moderate to light winds for the final two days of racing of the Monsoon Cup. While the first day was the toughest in the five year history of the Monsoon Cup with monsoonal winds and rain, the last two days have provide excellent racing conditions and that should continue.... [more]
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