Sail-World Canada Readies for the 33rd America’s Cup

     03 Feb 2010                          If you have trouble reading this email CLICK HERE                     To respond to this email CLICK HERE

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Welcome to Sail-World Canada 2010: MORC Wrap-up!

The 33rd America's Cup organizers appear set to race on February 8th, less than a week away. While the races will be available with live streaming on-line, at this point, it is still unclear whether any live television feed will be available in North America; we'll keep you posted as soon as we find out. For the first time, the event will be also covered on Facebook and Twitter. Sail-World will announce our coverage of the 33rd America's Cup very soon; however, Sail-World's own Richard Gladwell will be traveling to Valencia this weekend and will be producing a special America's Cup newsletter from Valencia, similar to that for the 32nd America's Cup, Louis Vuitton Pacific Series and 2008 Olympics plus, of course the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

From Florida, the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta has concluded. In this edition, we feature reports and images from the second event on the 2010 ISAF World Cup circuit. Canadians have done well with Paul Tingley (RNSYS) leading the pack with a first place in the 2.4 Meter; rounding up the fleet were Allan Leibel (NYC), fourth, Bruce Millar, (RVYC) eighth, Jerry Wendt (NYC), 12th and Peter Wood (NSC), 16th. In the other Paralympics class, Brenda Hopkin and John McRoberts earned a podium finish with a third place in the 2-person SKUD-18 boat. Cook and Lowdon finished ninth in a strong 49er fleet; while in the Laser, Lee Parkhill and Luke Ramsay completed the eleven race series in sixth and eighth place respectively. Jen Spelding earned a seventh position in Laser Radial. Unfortunately for Star racers Oskar Johansson and James Hynes, they scored a 22/OCS in the medal race; they still paced a respectable ninth in a strong international fleet of 24 entries.

In Singapore, the Clipper Round the World fleet is leaving the docks for what might be the most grueling leg of the race as they make way towards the east coast of China.

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Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

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Abby Sunderland journey aborted
Nancy Knudsen,
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Richard Gladwell and Alinghi Media,
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Media Pro Int'l,
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Valencia Sailing,
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Media Pro Int'l,
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Richard Langdon images,
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Sail-World Staff,
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