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Sail-World USA: 13 January 2010

Star class yachts line up for measuring: Star Worlds, Brazil 2010 (Photo: Fred Hoffmann / ZDL)  Star World Championship 2010, Brazil
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 13 January 2010.

With just over three weeks to go, there is still little agreement on anything to do with the upcoming America's Cup Match, in Valencia.

Talks held in Singapore, originally scheduled for one day stretched for two, but still with no definitive outcome.

In this issue we background the issue as best we know it, as well as splicing information between the now predictable lines of the Media Releases emitted at every new twist of the plot.

George Szabo and Rick Peters, 2009 Star World Champions in Brazil for Star Worlds 2010 (Photo:Fred Hoffmann / ZDL)  Star World Championship 2010, Brazil

On Saturday the World Star Championships get underway in Rio de Janeiro with the current World Champions, George Szabo and Rick Peters (USA) looking to defend their title.

Drama in the Clipper Round the World race as one competitor hits a rock in the Java Sea and the crew evacuated. We have the initial story in this issue. Follow developments on

2010 International Etchells Australian Championships -   Greg Mulvaney

There are some pretty stunning image galleries of the 12ft skiff Interdominion being sailed on Auckland's Waitemata harbor. For those who have not seen these boats in action, they are barely in touch with reality and the harbor. Fresh winds yesterday were a great excuse to 'send it!'.

One of the crews have a combined 110 years between them!

Day 4 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms  Garrick Cameron

And while those in Australia swelter in 40degree plus heat, in England one of their premier race the Bloody Mary has been sailed in snow flurries and 25kt northerly (cold) winds. In this issue we feature a gallery of images from Ian Roman from the event.

You can make sure your event receives proper coverage by using our online submission facility. You can submit your event/regatta/class/boat news by Clicking Here - all copy will be published, please include a photo or three with a side over 1280px wide. There's a new big icon on the home page of to make it even easier for you. You will now be automatically informed when your submission has been posted and which regions it has been posted to - a great way to get exposure for your club, class, event, program or campaign.

How the other half lives. Queen Mary Sailing Club, January 9th 2010, Bloody Mary Pursuit Race, Scenes around the club house.  Ian Roman

Many thanks for your help and input, we're here to help sailing, and help those who wish to help themselves.
Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
US Editor

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Anna on TeamTunnicliffe: Ready to tackle the world
Anna Tunnicliffe,
The new Olympic discipline of Women's Match Racing, combined with the Elliot 6m (an overgrown, physically demanding dinghy) pulled at my heart strings and convinced me to follow that path... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Cork hits rock and crew evacuated
Clipper Ventures,
Cork, Ireland, one of ten 68-foot ocean racing yachts competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has struck a rock in the Java Sea, around 200 nautical miles north east of Jakarta.... [more]
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US Sailing awards Hanson Rescue Medals to boats in Hawaii and Michigan
John Rousmaniere/US Sailing News,
The US Sailing Safety-at-Sea Committee has awarded Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to four boats for the seamanship displayed by their crews during rescues in separate incidents on Lake Huron in Michigan and on Hawaii's Kaneohe Bay.... [more]
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Star Worlds - Star champs Szabo and Peters want light winds
ZDL - João Pedro Nunes,
US team George Szabo and Rick Peters, current Star World Champions, are one of the attractions of this upcoming Star World Championship. The event's first race will take place this Saturday in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay. The two sailors from San Diego, California, are hoping for light winds so they can repeat last year's feat, when they won their first gold medal in Varberg, Sweden.... [more]
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Notice of Race for 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today published the Notice of Race for the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, the 40th anniversary edition of the championship being held in Istanbul, Turkey from 8-17 July 2010.... [more]
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America's Cup talks fail while Swiss hawks ponder final agreement
Richard Gladwell,
The originally planned one day meeting in Singapore, chaired by ISAF Rules and Int Jury Chairman, David Tillett, has broken up without agreement being reached on the complete package of rules trade-offs designed to resolve all outstanding issues in the 33rd America's Cup.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Avoiding fishing boats, nets, reefs and volcanoes
Clipper Ventures,
'A very close nights racing has been the highlight so far on this leg for everyone here on Qingdao,' says Chris Stanmore-Major. Uniquely Singapore's skipper, Jim Dobie agrees, saying, 'Wow what a ride! The last 24 hours have been full of excitement. Wind squalls of 40 knots, volcanoes, islands, all types of shipping and oil fields.'... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 4 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images form the fourth day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Star Worlds, Brazil: Practice race is anything but practice
ZDL - João Pedro Nunes,
The 81 teams entered in the Star World Championship Race will have a first class training opportunity this Friday. The teams will compete in the 66th Darke de Mattos Regatta, the oldest Star sailing race of the country. This special promotional course will start in front of the Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro and takes the boats out to Copacabana beach and back to the club in Urca... [more]
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Images of the Bloody Mary: Not exactly tropical!
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman presents this gallery of images from the Bloody Mary Pursuit sailed on the Queen Mary Reservoir, London, last weekend during some of the coldest weather ever experienced in the UK.... [more]
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Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Australian Championship - Bertrand's day
Rob Kothe,
Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship competitors breathed a sigh of relief after the very hot conditions of the last 24 hours were alleviated by a southerly this morning.... [more]
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There's nothing can stop her now...Jessica Watson rounded the Horn!
Nancy Knudsen,
With a 'mere' 35-40 knots and a 'mere' three metres of swell, Jessica Watson in her 36ft yacht Ella's Pink Lady must have been the luckiest girl in the world as she rounded Cape Horn at 0940GMT today.... [more]
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America's Cup: Challenger takes construction issue to NY Supreme Court
Richard Gladwell and Golden Gate YC,
Golden Gate Yacht Club, the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup has filed papers in the New York Supreme Court, challenging the use of 3DL sails, claimed to have been made at the North Sails facility in Nevada. The move in the New York Supreme Court comes while the Challenger and Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, are meeting in Singapore, under the facilitation of the the International sa... [more]
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RS:X Class announces Reach-4-The-Top Training Camp dates for 2010
ISAF / RS:X Class,
The RS:X Class is offering the opportunity for windsurfers to maximise their preparations for this year's ISAF Sailing World Cup event and the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship with their Reach-4-The-Top Training Camps.... [more]
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Southern California YA Women's Sailing Convention, February 6
SCYA News,
The Southern California Yachting Association, will hold its 21st Annual Women's Sailing Convention on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Corona del Mar... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 3 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images form the third day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Is it an Alinghi bird, or is it a plane....?
Alinghi Media,
Port America's Cup passers-by have been doing a double take recently due to the new arrival of two small weather planes at the Alinghi camp. Jon Bilger, Alinghi's chief weather man, has the answers ... Can you describe these devices? Are they planes, gliders?... [more]
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2010 Two Gates Invitational
Rick Roberts,
30 boats from area yacht clubs competed in the 2010 Two Gates Invitational that gets its name from the course the boats sail, in and out of the Los Angeles harbor entrance, Angels Gate, and the Long Beach harbor entrance, Queens Gate.... [more]
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2010 Contender World Championship, Race 9 and 10 Photos
Suellen Hurling,
It was a perfect day on Waterloo Bay for the final two races of the 2010 Contender World Championship... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Jamaica Lightning Bolt hits the front and being chased
Clipper Ventures,
Light winds turn leader board on its head, Brief spell in the lead for Team Finland as westerly route pays off, Cape Breton Island claws back to second place. .. In the words of Hull & Humber skipper, Piers Dudin: 'What a day! It seems like the wind gods have found a new game - rearranging the order of the Clipper fleet!'... [more]
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Star Worlds, Brazil 2010: Torben and Marcelo out to win the event
ZDL - João Pedro Nunes,
Elected best sailor in the world by the International Federation in 2009, captain of the Ericsson 4, winner of the last Volvo Ocean Race, the most traditional around-the-world race, and Brazil's top Olympic medalist and world champion sailor, Torben Grael will attempt a ninth podium finish in the upcoming Star World Championship.... [more]
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NYYC Invitational Cup: Invitations extended to 26 US Clubs for 3 spots
Media Pro International,
David K. Elwell Jr., commodore of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), announced today that the club has invited 26 pre-eminent American yacht clubs to compete for to compete for three spots in the second New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, which will be sailed in Newport, R.I., September 10-17, 2011.... [more]
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2010 Star World Championship: Rio de Janeiro unites 11 Star Champions
ZDL - João Pedro Nunes,
The 2010 Star World Championship will feature 11 world champions among the 81 entries from 20 countries. This is one of the most important sailing events of the season in Brazil. The opening ceremony takes place on Friday, on the same day as the training regatta. The first official race will start on Saturday, at 1 p.m.... [more]
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