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Sail-World Canada Partners with Spirit of Canada

Sail-World Canada, Canadian Yachting's newest online web site and newsletter, is pleased to participate in the continuing Canadian Yachting legacy and become an integral component of Derek Hatfield's Spirit of Canada Eco 60 campaign for the upcoming Velux 5 Oceans Challenge. Stay tuned to this website and remain on top of Derek's progress, before and during the race.

In Singapore, Canada's Cape Breton Island is still celebrating their victory in the last race, but everyone is getting ready for the next race; approximately 20 days at sea en route to the next stop-over, where the temperatures will continue to drop as the fleet approaches China and their destination, the Olympic sailing centre at Qingdao, which will be a familiar sight to anyone who watched the sailing events at the Beijing 2008 Games.

All but two of 13 classes were told to stand by on land on day 2 of the US SAILING's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, the second of seven stops of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup 2009-2010 . The Florida weather remains uncertain this winter; what started as a beautiful day deteriorated rapidly with thunderstorms over Biscayne Bay. Race officials cancelled racing to ensure the safety of over 600 sailors representing 45 nations.

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

Spirit of Canada and Canadian Yachting Announce Media Partnership
Sail-World Canada Staff,
Spirit of Canada and Canadian Yachting have worked closely in the past helping to promote Derek Hatfield's ongoing passion for round the world racing while representing Canada in the 2002 Around Alone Single-handed Yacht Race, the Vendee Globe 2008 and now the 2010 Velux 5 Oceans Challenge (formerly the Around Alone).... [more]
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Lake Ontario 300 Information Seminars
Guy Perrin,
Lake Ontario 300 will be offering information seminars designed to inform all interested sailors on how to get into offshore racing, double handed racing and overnight racing. These are valuable presentations for anyone considering taking the challenge and enjoying the satisfaction that comes with the fastest growing type of racing on the Lake Ontario.... [more]
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Cape Breton Island Crew Diary - Jan Ridd
Jan Ridd,
This race has been the most varied and exciting of the trip so far! On board Cape Breton Island we have experienced so many different sailing conditions it has stretched the crews sailing ability and physical strength, a task I am glad to say they were all up to.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Skipper's Notebook: Ken Read, skipper Puma il mostro
Volvo Ocean Race/Ken Read, skipper Puma il mostro,
Being asked to write about my Volvo experience is nearly impossible without taking up about 500m pages. But, like all stories, this one has a beginning, middle and an end, or maybe not an end. Not yet anyway. I'll get back to that in a bit.... [more]
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Cape Breton Island Crew Diary - Eleanore Gough
Eleanor Gough,
Today marks my sixth day on Cape Breton Island, the start of my two-leg stint on the Big Blue Canoe. Already I have spent more time on board a boat than ever before, the longest previously being three nights out on our Part C training back in July last year.... [more]
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CYA Race Officer Seminar in Mississauga - March 2010
Ontario Sailing,
The Canadian Yachting Association is pleased to announce the running of a CYA NRO / SNRO Race Management Seminar to be hosted by Ontario Sailing at the Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga, Ontario, March 5th through 7th, 2010.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Storm threat shortens first day
Marni Lane,
All but two of 13 classes were told to stand by on land this morning at US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR. According to Principal Race Officer Ross Wilson from Australia, only the race courses for the 49er class (Men's Two Person Dinghy - High Performance) and Elliott 6ms (Women's Match Racing) were deemed close enough for racing to begin, as the sailors could be called home safely, ahead of the s... [more]
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New Commercial Team members join Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race,
Greg Miall (36) has joined the Volvo Ocean Race, due to start on its 11th race around the world in the autumn of 2011, as Commercial Director. Also joining the commercial team as Brand Manager is New Zealander Gavin Brown (40), formerly responsible for merchandising strategy at the America's Cup.... [more]
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America's Cup Umpire team announced
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today announced the Umpire team who will officiate the races on the water of the 33rd America's Cup Match. The Umpire team for the 33rd America's Cup will follow the racing on the water and immediately adjudicate in a racing rule infringement raised by one of the teams... [more]
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Television coverage of 33rd America's Cup announced
33 America's Cup Media,
The Société Nautique du Genève (SNG), trustee of the America's Cup, has delegated the responsibility for organising the media and event activities for the 33rd America's Cup to Consorcio Valencia 2007. The 33rd America's Cup promises to be a regatta unlike everything which has been seen so far.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Asia - Muscat countdown
OC Events,
In just ten days time the final of the Extreme Sailing Series Asia will kick off at The Wave, Muscat. Six teams, racing radical 40-foot catamarans, started their battle for the inaugural title in Hong Kong at the end of November, before heading to Singapore mid-December.... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR 2010: 630 of the world's best sailors get ready
Media Pro Int'l,
If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. That's what 630 of the world's best sailors are counting on as they prepare for tomorrow's opening day at US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR... [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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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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Victorious Cape Breton Island arrives 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 + Video
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 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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The J Class ‘Ranger' and Mothership MY ‘Vita' – for sale or charter
Titch Blachford,
Ranger has a proven racing record, having won the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Antigua Classics. She is available fully race prepared or ready for luxury cruising.... [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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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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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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