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Sail-World USA: 11 January 2010

Medal Race start - 49er Worlds  Fried Elliott ©
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 11 January 2010.

Apologies for the delay in this newsletter due to the passing of my father, Jack, just after New Year.

In this edition we have limited reports and images from the 2010 49er Worlds in Grand Bahama Island. USA's Erik Storck and Tevor Moore made the cut for the Gold fleet but finished 24th overall.

In the America's Cup, the Notice of Race and Sailing instructions have been issued, ahead of a meeting between the Challenger and Defender in Singapore, next Wednesday. Ahead of that meeting we expect more action on the Constructed in Country issue - and the view of the US Challenger that the Defender are not permitted to have their sails built in the North Sails facility in Minden, Nevada, despite it being the only one of its type in the world.

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50th 12' Skiff Interdominion - 12 foot skiff interdominions  Garrick Cameron

The 12ft Skiffs have started their 50th Interdominion Championship , being sailed on the inner Waitemata Harbour, in Auckland, NZ. This is the 50th Anniversary of the event which has been the 'nursery' for many of the great names of sailing from DownUnder including Bruce Farr, who won in a boat that he had sailed and built himself. Russell Bowler who also designed and built a then revolutionary foam and fibreglass 12fter, Ian Murray, Michael Coxon and the list goes on. Many will be at a specila reunion dinner on Thursday evening.

Jono Neate (AUS2323) leads the fleet away at the start of Race 6 on Day 3 of the Contender Worlds 2010  Contender Worlds 2010

In Brisbane the Int Contender class is celebrating a miletone 40th World Championship - we have full coverage from that event, too.

Action at the CST Composites International 14 World Championship in Sydney, 10 January, 2010  Christophe Favreau ©

In Sydney the CST Composites Int 14ft skiff Worlds have concluded, with Australian crews taking four of the top five places overall. The top US crew finished in 12th overall. We have full reports of the event along with image galleries in this edition.

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Gotta Love It 7, Project Racing, Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, SP-HighModulus Australian Championship, R1, 10 January, 2010  Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League

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2010 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT) name
Marnie Lane,
Forty-eight talented athletes have been named to the 2010 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT). The USSDT was created to help young athletes, who have been identified as future Olympic prospects, acquire the skills necessary to launch successful campaigns and compete at the Olympic level.... [more]
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Contender World Championships day four - Down to the wire
Rob Kothe & Al Constable,
Current Contender World Champion Italy's Andrea Bonezzi (ITA11) hopes of winning his eighth world title yesterday came under siege from Australia's Jono Neate (AUS 2323) and the question on everyone's lips today was ‘can Neate do it again?'... [more]
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Fickle conditions test 12 ft skiff Interdominion sailors in Auckland
Russell Davis,
Day one of the Barfoot and Thompson 12ft Skiff Interdominions got under way on Saturday at the Auckland Sailing Club. First up was the invite race which was a Mark Foy start. Most of the fleet had bolted in their 2nd rigs. Conditions were testing with light shifty winds and some solid puffs coming down the harbour as well.... [more]
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Anna Tunnicliffe on the USSTAG Qualifier and the First Place
Anna Tunnicliffe,
After three postponements this morning, racing was finally cancelled at 11:30am on Day Three of the USSTAG Qualifier owing to the windchill lingering in the low 20's. After lengthy deliberations, the organizing authority didn't think it would be safe for competitors, umpires and themselves to be on the water getting wet and cold, given that the temperatures were so cold and the winds were blowing... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 5: Bye bye to the Scoring gate now on to Singapore
Clipper Ventures Media,
Spirit of Australia wins race to Scoring Gate, Cork and Uniquely Singapore take Scoring Gate points while Jamaica Lightning Bolt has emerged from Stealth Mode and has moved up through the fleet during but there's the tiniest hint of disappointment. What does the next 900 miles hold for the crew on this highly technical stage of Clipper 09-10?... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - Massey wins back to back titles
Neil Patchett,
British sailor Archie Massey and his crew Dan Wilsdon won the CST Composites International World Championship today with a race to spare on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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CST Composites International 14 World Championships: The day in photos,
Christophe Favreau was on the water at the CST Composites International 14 World Championship in Sydney, 10 January, 2010 and here is a selection of some magic photos of the days action in which Archie Massey gained back to back titles with his fearless crew of Dan Wilsdon... [more]
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Contender World Championships Day Three - Two Neate victories
Rob Kothe,
The Contender World Championships day three belonged to Australian Jono Neate. Race 5 had a clear start, with Jono Neate (AUS2323) choosing to start on the Committee Boat end with event leader Andrea Bonezzi (ITA11) mid line.... [more]
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29er Worlds: France's Fisher and Gouron consolidate to win title
Jerelyn Biehl,
On the World Championship 29er course, French sailors Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron consolidated and won the Worlds by 28 points.... [more]
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Spain's Martinez and Fernandez new 49er World Champions
Jerelyn Biehl,
Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez of Spain have won their third 49er World Championship ('02, '04, '10) adding to their Olympic Gold medal from Athens in 2004 and Silver medal from Beijing in 2008.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia first to scoring gate
Clipper Ventures,
Spirit of Australia are the first boat to cross the scoring gate with Cork, Ireland crossing in second place. A change in wind speed and direction has favoured Spirit of Australia. Uniquely Singapore is also in a strong position to pick up points at the scoring gate but the team's skipper, Jim Dobie, is finding the situation tense.... [more]
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Teams prepare for 86th Star World Championship
Star Worlds and,
The Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro is gearing up for the 86th Star World Championship, that will start on January 16, 2009, just outside of Guanabara Bay.... [more]
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America's Cup: Hope that issues will be sorted in Singapore?
Golden Gate Yacht Club and Sail-World,
Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs for BMW Oracle Racing, has issued a statement on behalf of its club the Golden Gate Yacht Club, ahead of the Challenger/Defender Meeting in Singapore next week. However there are still some quite serious issues to be resolved including the question of whether Alinghi 5's sails were constructed in Switzerland.... [more]
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Contender World Championship Images from Day Two
Contender Worlds,
A perfect day out on the water for day two of the Contender World Championships being sailed from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly, Queensland.... [more]
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2010 Contender Worlds Day 2- Its tough out there says The Master
Al Constable and Rob Kothe,
The 40th Contender Worlds Day 2 sailed on a benign Waterloo Bay in Brisbane Australia. Andrea Bonezzi sailed his first Championships 25 years ago and has won seven World titles since then. Today his experience continued to shine through.... [more]
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29er World Championship - Fisher and Gouron lead
Jerelyn Biehl,
On the 29er World Championship course, French sailors Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron are leading after a stellar second race leading by two thirds of a leg.... [more]
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49er World Championship - Consistent sailing by the Spanish duo
Jerelyn Biehl,
Consistent sailing in the 49er fleet by Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez have given them a 22 point lead over the fleet with Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis jumping from fifth yesterday to second overall today in the Worlds.... [more]
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Richard Gladwell,
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SNG publishes draft 33rd America's Cup Sailing Instructions
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat and Sail-World,
The Société Nautique de Genève, the 33rd America's Cup defending yacht club, today published a draft version of the Sailing Instructions for the 33rd America's Cup Deed of Gift Match due to start on the 8 February. This draft document has been sent to the challenger and may be discussed at the meeting between the two teams in the presence of the ISAF AC Jury Chairman, David Tillett, in Singapore... [more]
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One month to go to the 33rd America's Cup Match
Jane Eagleson, BMW Oracle Racing,
Today marks the 'one month to go' date before race one of the 33rd America's Cup Match. With the BOR 90 now safely delivered to Valencia, the home of the 33rd Match, the shore team is working flat out to ensure that when the trimaran is handed over to the sailing crew, to move into 'race mode', the boat is match fit and ready to race.... [more]
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2010 Contender Worlds Day One images
Event Media,
Postcard conditions on Brisbane's Waterloo Bay for Day One of the 40th Contender Worlds... [more]
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Jaguar Series, Miami - Sailors bundle up for Racing
Brooke Brooks,
Californian Peter Vessella and his crew, who hold the top spot after the first round of the Etchells Jaguar Series. Organizer Ken Batzer says the 55 boats signed up for this weekend will see one of the windiest weekends on record for the Jag.... [more]
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She has sunk! Three videos from Ady Gil - Earthrace collision with Wha,
The Carbon fibre 24 metre (78 foot) bio-diesel powered Ady Gil, formerly Earthrace, the round the world powerboat record holder tangled with the Shonan Mauru 2 has now sunk... [more]
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Tunnicliffe comments on US Sailing/Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year 2009
Anna Tunnicliffe,
I received some great news today from Rolex. They announced the 2009 winners of the US Sailing/Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and I am very proud to announce that I have been awarded this prestigious award for the second year running.... [more]
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Contender World Champion aims for eight
Rob Kothe,
Italy's Andrea Bonezzi is the King of the Contender Class. Bonezzi started sailing the Contender single handed trapeze dinghy in 1984 at age 15 and now 25 years on he is the current World Champion with seven World titles to his credit.... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR - Time running out to register
Marni Lane,
There are only a few days left to register for the second event of the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup: US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, taking place from 25-30 January. Registration closes this Friday 8 January... [more]
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National Sportsmanship Award Nomination deadline approaches
US Sailing,
U.S. sailors have until Feb. 1 to nominate someone for US Sailing's National Sportsmanship Award, the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Sportsmanship Trophy.... [more]
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US Sailing's 2009 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year named
Jake Fish,
US Sailing's 2009 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year have been announced - CST Composites International Moth World Champion Bora Gulari and Semaine Olympique Française Laser Radial Champion Anna Tunnicliffe .... [more]
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Speed Dream: The quest for the fastest monohull on the planet
Speed Dream Media,
Record breaking project announced Details of groundbreaking new design aimed at breaking world monohull records... [more]
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Olympic Sailing Program hosts Development Training Camps
Marni Lane,
US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Program will host five training camps in 2010 for young sailors who are on an Olympic track. In addition to on-the-water drills and racing, athletes will participate in off-the-water seminars about fitness, nutrition and technique.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Notice Of Race is now online
Newport Bermuda Race News,
The Newport Bermuda Race 2010 is only a few months away and it is time to get yourself, your crew and your boat ready for the event. The Notice of Race (NOR), Race Recommendations, and most race documents are complete and have been posted online... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - Dark horse shaping up
Neil Patchett,
Sydney sailor Ben Austin and his crew Peter Nicholson had another hot race today in the CST Composites International 14 World Championship on Sydney Harbour. The nor'easter kicked in at 20-25 knots with gusts to 30. The conditions were made more difficult with a strong ebb tide.... [more]
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2010 Lake Ontario 300 - Are you up to the Challenge?
Guy Perrin,
At 300 nautical miles, the Lake Ontario 300 is a unique test of sailing skill. The longest annual fresh water race in the world, it is also the only circumnavigation of a Great Lake. The navigational requirements add to the challenge; which is why the Lake Ontario 300 has continuously attracted competitive racing yachts, cruiser/racers, as well as the cruiser looking for new challenges.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship Day 3 - Images from Sydney
Christophe Favreau,
Christophe Favreau presents this gallery of images from Day 3 of the CST Composites International 14 World Championship sailed on Sydney Harbour... [more]
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Sailing in winter where its 40 degrees centigrade warmer
Suellen Hurling,
Right now some Canada sailors are sharpening the blades on their ice yachts and checking out the black ice developments online, but there is an alternative for sailors who are prepared to travel.... [more]
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Alinghi exhibition at the Leman Museum in Nyon
JPJ for Sail-World,
Sail-World's correspondent JPJ reports from the Alinghi exhibition at the Leman Museum in Nyon on 4 January 2010. He writes: Yes it's snowing in the northern hemisphere... close to the castle of Nyon (some 10 miles from Geneva, pic Nyon-0), there is a Museum dedicated to Lake Geneva and for a couple of months there is a small exhibition about Alinghi 5. Outside in front of the entrance there... [more]
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International 14 World Championship Day 2 - Images from Sydney
Christophe Favreau,
Christophe Favreau presents this gallery of images from Day 2 of the CST Composites International 14 World Championship sailed on Sydney Harbour... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing starts racing while America's Cupper unloads +Video
Jane Eagleson,
In the early hours of Monday, BOR90 race boat arrived in Spain as the team completes its move from San Diego back to Valencia for the 33rd America's Cup Match next month. Monday morning, CEO Russell Coutts addressed the team at its Base in the Darsena, thanking everyone for their commitment to date and urging the team on through the final stretch.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Cape Breton Island leads
Clipper Ventures,
A little over 24 hours on from the start of Race 5 and it has clearly been an emotional day for all of the crews competing in this stage of Clipper 09-10. California's crew will be hoping the new year brings a reversal of fortune. They got off to a flying start, following Spirit of Australia across the start line in second place yesterday. Cape Breton Island has taken the early advantage overnight... [more]
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Int 14 World Championship - Austin and Massey running hot in Qualifier
Neil Patchett,
Day two of the CST Composites International 14 World Championship was held in light to moderate east nor'east conditions and ... thankfully ... increasing sunshine.... [more]
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Another meeting to try to resolve America's Cup impasse
Richard Gladwell,,
Following a meeting held late last year in Sydney between representatives of the Challenger and Defender, a second meeting will be held in 12 January 2010, in Singapore to try and resolve several issues relating to the 33rd America' s Cup. At this stage it is not known who will attend the second meeting, and whether they will have the power to make binding decisions on SNG... [more]
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Alinghi arrives in Valencia for the 33rd America's Cup
Daphne Margan-Barnicoat,
The 33rd America's Cup defending team, Alinghi, arrived in Valencia, Spain today and will transfer to its existing base in the Dársena (the inner harbour of Valencia) over the next couple of days to begin its final preparations towards the Deed of Gift Match that starts on 8 February.... [more]
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America's Cup: Both Challenger and Defender arrive in Valencia
Peter Rusch and Sail-World,
The Oceanlady is dockside in Valencia's commercial port. She came in around 04:00 local time this morning, escorted by a couple of tugboats and was tied up to the dock within minutes - a very smooth operation. The crane that will be used for unloading arrived at 07:00 to be set-up, and depending upon the weather, unloading will begin later this morning.... [more]
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Fort Lauderdale to Key West - South Florida distance race sees uptick
Paige Brooks,
The Fort Lauderdale to Key West race is just a bit over a week away and is chock full of good competition. With 55 boats signed up, the race committee is seeing it's biggest numbers in the past 15 years.... [more]
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Rose Bowl Regatta - Point Loma does the math
Rich Roberts,
Rose Bowl Regatta. Faced with blowing a 27-point lead and the championship in the 25th annual Rose Bowl Regatta late Sunday afternoon, Point Loma did the math.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship day one - Black Flags and restarts
Neil Patchett,
CST Composites International 14 World Championship day one report. Defending World Champion Archie Massey blitzed the fleet in his first qualifying race and was then black flagged in the second to finish 53rd overall.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Constructed in Country - it's complicated!
Richard Gladwell,,
Yet another legal storm is brewing on the America's Cup horizon - with just five weeks left until the start of the regatta. This time the point of difference is over the interpretation of another phrase in the America's Cup lexicon.... [more]
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