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Sail-World USA: 24 January 2010

Moths on Corio Bay - Audi Victoria Week McConaghy - KA Sails International Moth Victorian Championships   Andrea Francolini / Audi ©
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 24 January 2010.

Key West 2010 is over for another year. We have full reports and images on the event, in this edition, along with the latest news from US Sailing's Olympic program.

Stay tuned to for reports and the latest news on the upcoming Rolex Miami OCR.

With just two weeks left to run on the clock before the start of the 33rd America's Cup, both teams are still trialling off Valencia.

USA-17 was out in 22kt winds the day before yesterday, not sure what speed she clocked, but we have a few images in this edition.

The war of words and Court actions continues, in this edition we have the latest state of the play.

Melges 32 - Key West Week 2010  © 2009 JOY | International Melges 32 Class Association

Reality is that this event is headed for oblivion unless the fundamental issue of origin of construction is sorted out before the Match starts. Sorting out an interpretation of the Deed of Gift and then applying it retrospectively is a complete nonsense.

There has been much comment over the Media Conference given by BMW Oracle CEO, Russell Coutts. In this issue we have the full transcript of that event - to save readers having to listen to the audio in its entirety. Some of latter parts of it have been edited out along with some of the more inane and repetitive questioning.

33rd America's Cup - BMW ORACLE Racing - Valencia training - Day 4  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

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Alinghi 5 sailing in Valencia  George Johns/Alinghi

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CMRC Key West Match Race Invitational: Two teams tied on points
Chicago Match Race Center,
Guy Mossman and his team takes an early lead in the Chicago Match Race Center's 2nd annual Key West Match Race Invitational... [more]
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BMW Oracle USA 17 vs Alinghi 5 - Comparison Chart
Saild Blog,
Now that we're only a few breaths away from the 33rd Americas Cup Saild thought that having looked at the skippers they could get out the tape measures and look at the stats of the two most advanced sailing yachts ever built.... [more]
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Images of Valencia: Alinghi training and Media Day
Alinghi Media,
George Johns and Luca Botta of Alinghi present these images of Alinghi training off Valencia and also from the Media Day held last week in Valencia... [more]
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America's Cup: USA-17 hits the fast lane in Valencia
Peter Rusch BMW Oracle Racing,
Once at sea, the plan was for some upwind work, and that's exactly what they did. With the wind hitting 22 knots, it was a day to see what the USA, and it's wing sail, could do.'The wing, upwind, is a beautiful thing,' said main trimmer Dirk de Ridder (NED) after sailing. 'It's so much easier to trim. Everything gets easier when it's windier as the whole head just lays off.... [more]
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2010 has perfect conditions
Lesley Haslar,
Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2010 experienced saw pretty much perfect weather throughout the Regatta with 10 – 25 knots daily. The final count of eighty seven boats contested in nine to ten races over the three days, skippers agreeing 'it's been great racing but pretty hard work. We were always looking forward to that ‘cool one' back at the tent'. Passage Divisions enjoyed one long race each day, u... [more]
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Inaugural US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Awards presented
Marni Lane,
The Olympic Sailing Program presented seven US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Awards to the 2009 team members who achieved excellence in certain categories in 2009.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Prizegiving in Singapore
Clipper Ventures,
To the pulsating beats of 41 drummers, victorious Cape Breton Island, winner of Race 5 of Clipper 09-10 made a dramatic entrance to Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore, this morning. Waiting to welcome them and beating drums of their own, the spectators included families, friends and fellow crew who had flown in for the stopover.... [more]
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Interview Transcript: Russell Coutts meets the Media
CEO and Skipper, Russell Coutts held a relatively impromptu Media session in the BMW Oracle Racing base last Wednesday. Following is a slightly edited transcript of that session.... [more]
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Key West Week 2010: John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti wins Melges 32 Division
Joy Dunigan,
After completing the full ten race series at Premiere Racing's Key West Race Week, John Kilroy wins by a substantial margin over, Joe Woods in second and third place finisher Lanfranco Cirillo. Samba Pa Ti was also named Boat of the Week, a prestigious award at Key West Race Week... [more]
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2010 Star World Championships - Eleventh overall
Andrew Campbell,
Andrew Campbell reports on his 2010 Star World Championships campaign. From the first race of the regatta inside the confines of Rio's Guanabara Bay to nasty swirling current mixed with ocean slop, the racing was extremely testing at times for even the best sailors at the event.... [more]
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Intense competition ay Key West 2010
Jeanne Kleene,
Key West 2010 - Mike Williamson sported a very satisfied look as he sat in the cockpit of his Summit 40 sipping a Heineken and reflected on capturing IRC 2 class at Key West 2010, presented by Nautica.... [more]
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335 Boat start at Australia's Audi Victoria Week,
335 boats started this morning in the 34 nautical mile Williamstown to Geelong race. This is the 165th annual Royal Geelong Yacht Club regatta, now called Audi Victoria Week. A selection of images from photographer Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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Joey Allen joins BMW Oracle Racing in run up to the America's Cup
Peter Rusch and Sail-World,
One of the icons of New Zealand sailing, Joey Allen has joined BMW Oracle Racing as a crew coach, just weeks before the start of the 33rd America's Cup. BMW Oracle Racings blogmeister, Peter Rusch writes: 'The wind eased to near calm conditions later in the afternoon on Thursday sailing session, but sailing team coach Joey Allen (NZL) was still pumped up coming off the water. Another day at the... [more]
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America's Cup Challenger responds to Swiss assertions, Match on hold?
Richard Gladwell,
Golden Gate Yacht Club has, not unexpectedly, refuted the claims made by the Defender of the Americas Cup, Societe Nautique de Geneve, in the Swiss club's response filed in the New York Supreme Court on Friday. The depth and disparity between the parties on the issue could put the proposed Match for 8 February 2010 on hold, until this fundamental issue is resolved.... [more]
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Superyacht Cup Antigua - Fleet heads to Caribbean Island
Kate Branagh,
The yachts taking part in next weeks Superyacht Cup Antigua have all arrived in the Caribbean island of Antigua. The latest yacht to confirm their participation is the largest sloop in the world at over 72m LOA, Mirabella V.... [more]
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Composite Lifelines and the Racing Rules of Sailing
Jake Fish,
Composite lifelines are being used by sailors more frequently, especially in around-the-buoy racing. In the 2010-2011 edition of the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations, Dyneema® is now an approved lifeline material for offshore racing.... [more]
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week comes to a perfect finish
Roger McMillan and Lesley Haslar,
The Bay of Islands Sailing Week has come to a perfect finish of three days of superb competition, with 10 – 25 knot breezes, a Beach Party to remember , skillful tactics on the water and loads of laughter. In IRC, Limit finished on 10 points, three ahead of Georgia with Wired (30) in third. On general handicap the two 52s were nowhere to be seen.... [more]
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Alinghi ups ante in America's Cup origin of construction dispute
Richard Gladwell,
The America's Cup Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve have upped the stakes in the simmering Constructed in Country dispute, to the point where both teams could now be ineligible to compete in the 33rd Match for the America's Cup.... [more]
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CCA selects Annie Hill & Trevor Robertson to receive Blue Water Medal
Barbie MacGowan,
The Cruising Club of America has selected Annie Hill and Trevor Robertson to receive its prestigious 2009 Blue Water Medal in recognition of a life of cruising and voyaging that best exemplifies the objects and goals of the CCA... [more]
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Key West 2010 - Steady Winds and Boat Speed Rule the Day
Jeanne Kleene,
Key West 2010. John Kilroy has been leading the Melges 32 class since Tuesday and holds a comfortable 10-point advantage with just two races remaining.... [more]
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Key West Race Week 2010 - Kilroy holds Melges 32 top spot
Joy Dunigan,
Key West Race Week 2010 is officially on the homestretch with the completion of Thursday's racing. Classic conditions prevailed as John Kilroy (Malibu, Calif.) on USA-13131 Samba Pa Ti maintained the top spot in the fleet with a solid 10 point lead.... [more]
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Images from Valencia: USA-17 and Alinghi 5 line up for the first time
Alinghi and BMW Oracle Media,
The two protagonists in the 33rd America's Cup lined up off Valencia yesterday, here are the first images of that encounter. Unfortunately the wind failed to arrive, and the hook-up was in name only. However this was the first chance to see the two giant multihulls side by side. BMW Oracle Racing now have more sponsors on the wingsail... [more]
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Stars Worlds 2010: Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson take gold in Brazil
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Iain Percy and Andrew 'Bart' Simpson (GBR) are crowned the 2010 Star World Champions. The reigning Olympic Gold Medalists continue to add treasures to war chests. Percy's sterling collection of championship titles includes the 2002 Star World Championship and an Olympic Gold Medal in the Finn in 2000... [more]
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Lights and Moths! There's more than Mach 2's at McConaghy's in China
John Curnow,
In talking with McConaghy co-owner, Jono Morris recently, a lot more became apparent about how they got into China in the first place and what they're up to, now that they're fully established. Since 2000, which was when Jono and Mark Evans took stewardship of the McConaghy brand, it became apparent to them that the cost structures they were dealing with wouldn't make some things cost effective.... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 - A highly competitive international fleet
Louay Habib,
With only weeks to go to the second edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, a highly competitive international fleet are assembling to take part in an ocean racing spectacular. Two high performance Maxis are top contenders for line honours and mounting a strong challenge for ICAP Leopard's mono-hull record.... [more]
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Charity Mach 2 Moth on eBay $15,500 so far and in hot demand,
A high tech Mach 2 yacht is being auctioned on eBay to raise money for international children's charity, Variety. The donated yacht is courtesy of McConaghy, which has signed on as a partner of Australia's largest sailing event, Audi Victoria Week.... [more]
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SCYA Women's Sailing Convention kicks off Feb. 6
The premier sailing convention for women is set to launch on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, CA. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) is primary sponsor of the 21st Annual Women's Sailing Convention, presented by the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA).... [more]
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Key West 2010: Kilroy standing firm to lead the Melges 32 fleet
International Melges 32 Class Association,
Another eventful day of racing at Key West Race Week unfolded confirming John Kilroy (Malibu, Calif.) on USA-13131 Samba Pa Ti is still in charge of the fleet by a broad margin. Jeff Ecklund (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) on USA-32 Star moves up into the second position overall after being provided redress for a mistaken OCS call in race five. In third, is Rod Jabin (Annapolis, Md.) on USA-206 Ramrod.... [more]
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Key West 2010 - the big picture emerges
Jeanne Kleene,
It is three days into a five-day regatta – normally the time when the contenders are separated from the pretenders.... [more]
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Star Worlds 2010: Merriman and Trinter (USA) win Race 5
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Rick Merriman and Phil Trinter (GBR) snatched the lead from Lars Grael and Ronald Seifert (BRA) on the first run of Race 5 of the 2010 Star World Championship in Rio de Janeiro and followed up yesterday's second place finish with a bullet. “We're smoking downwind,” said Merriman.... [more]
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ISAF publishes Qualification System for Perth 2011
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today published the qualification system for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the principal qualification event for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.... [more]
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2010 Rolex Miami OCR - National pride at stake
Marni Lane,
The world's best Olympic and Paralympic sailors are counting down the days to US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR. The event kicks off Sunday, January 24, with six days of racing beginning on Monday. This event annually draws elite sailors from around the world, and this year is no different: Approximately 640 registered sailors from 44 nations are ready to battle for medals on Miami's Biscayne Bay.... [more]
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Miami heats up for O'Pen BIC Mid Winters
Nevin Sayre,
The fourth stop in the O'Pen BIC Sunshine Series had great conditions for the O'Pen BIC Mid Winters at Shake A Leg Miami. Excited juniors are gearing up to join the U.S. Team for the World O'Pen Cup this summer in France.... [more]
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Fourth Classic Yacht Symposium registration is now open
Herreshoff Marine Museum,
The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) announce opening of registration for the 2010 Classic Yacht Symposium to be held Friday through Sunday, April 9-11, 2008, in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA.... [more]
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Budget Marine Match Racing confirms all entries
St.Maarten Heineken Regatta,
With all eight entries now confirmed, this year's Budget Marine Match Racing Cup at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is set to establish itself firmly on the ladder as one of key match racing events in the Caribbean... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 to leave Lorient bound for Brest
Franck Cammas - Groupama 3,
At first light tomorrow morning, Thursday, the maxi trimaran Groupama 3 will be leaving her home port of Lorient bound for Brest. From here she will set off on her latest attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy as soon as a favourable weather window presents itself.... [more]
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2010 Extreme Sailing Series Europe open for Official Entries
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Notice of Race for the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series Europe has been issued, effectively opening the official entry period for the European series - closing date for entries is midnight on 15th March... [more]
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Alinghi countdown to the 33rd America's Cup and claim USA is French
Alinghi Media,
With less than three weeks to the first race of the America's Cup, Alinghi held an open day at its base in Valencia for international media to come and learn about the racing and what to expect just 19 days from now. Too much wind prevented Alinghi 5 from sailing, but it gave people a chance to have a closer look at the boat.... [more]
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Andrew Campbell - Tough couple of races
Andrew Campbell,
Andrew Campbell reports from the Star World Championship. I struggled getting off the line cleanly the last couple of days here in Rio. Yesterday was a very light air slugfest. Tomorrow will bring the throwout into the scores and mix things up a bit.... [more]
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Key West 2010: Melges 32 Day 2 - Kilroy into the lead
Melges Association,
Edging out the competition, John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti takes over the lead by a one point margin at 2010 Key West Race Week... [more]
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America's Cup: Alinghi 5 and USA-17 sail off Valencia - Video
The America's Cup Challenger and Defender have commenced sailing off Valencia ahead of the 33rd America's Cup in two and a half weeks time. Check out these two videos and see which you think is the fastest.... [more]
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Star Worlds 2010: Another Gold within reach for Percy/Simpson?
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Iain Percy and Andrew “Bart” Simpson continued to dominate the 2010 Star World Championship.With today's first place finish the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalists stretched their lead to 19 points over 1989 Star World Champion, Alan Adler and Guilherme Alemeida (BRA) by winning Race 4... [more]
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Youth World Qualifier winners for 2010 Youth World Team chosen
Marni Lane,
Eleven youth sailors have qualified for US Sailing's 2010 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent US. Nine of these athletes were selected based on first-place finishes in their respective classes at the 2010 US Sailing International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Qualifier in Clearwater, Fla., which concluded Monday after three days of racing. The multihull team was ch... [more]
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America's Cup heads for the International Jury Room
In a first for the 33rd America's Cup one of the protagonists have taken a compliant to the International Jury rather than the New York Supreme Court. In a statement just released, spokesman Tom Ehman has outlined a number of issues BMW Oracle racing have with the latest edition of the racing documents published by Alinghi and their club, event organisers, Societe Nautique de Geneve.... [more]
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