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TeamOrigin enter RORC Easter Challenge and all the latest sailing news
Welcome to this week's edition of the UK's Sail-World.com newsletter.
TeamOrigin have entered the RORC Easter Challenge and will be racing Charles Dunstone's TP52, Rio, the Brewin Dolphin Jersey NoR has been published and so too has The Royal Lymington Challenge Cup NoR.
We have news from the Enterprise Open at Silver Wing SC, West Kirby Hawks have retained their RYA National Team Racing title and there is news from the Maylandsea Frostbite Series.
Lots of sailing news abroad as the Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Event No 1 in Italy kicked off the Melges season. After two days its seems the event is Fantastica....Be sure to check out Guido Trombetta's images from the event.
The Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Mapfre, an event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, is also underway on the Bay of Palma with over 1,000 sailors participating and Azzurra, the team from the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, skippered by Francesco Bruni beat an impressive line up, including Gavin Brady, to win the 46th Congressional Cup at Long Beach, in California.
The warring America's Cup parties have reached a settlement - don't forget to read all the latest America's Cup news on Sail-World.com.
In other news the Rolex International Regatta is underway in St Thomas, Virgin Islands and we have news and great images from that event.
The Clipper fleet is battling storms as they make their way to San Francisco, the Volvo Ocean Race stopover port list is almost complete, there is RYA news and so much more for your reading enjoyment ...
TeamOrigin enter RORC Easter Challenge and all the latest sailing news Sail-World.com Team, ..... [more] Share this story
Wind and great sailing for start of ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma Event Media, Low and unstable wind on the first day of racing of the 41 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Mapfre, third event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The top level of the sailors was clear today with very tight results in all races. The overall results show a top 5 to be defined in most classes with some surprises. A clear example is found in the 470 men, with 93 boats divided in two groups.... [more] Share this story
2010 Melges 32 Sailing Series Event, No. 1 - Still Fantastica Melges 32 Class Association, 2010 Melges 32 Sailing Series Event, No. 1 in Lerici, Italy. Lanfranco Cirillo's Fantastica is officially the boat to beat. Dominating races one and two, Cirillo remained in front of the fleet, increasing his lead, on each beat and run. It appeared that no other team could match their speed.... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10: Something in the sky, big and bright, yellow and hot Zoe Williamson, The crew of Uniquely Singapore made an urgent call for their skipper to come on deck yesterday. Initially alarmed, Jim Dobie rushed up from the nav station to see his team pointing skywards. 'Skip, skip,' they said, 'There's something in the sky, it's big, bright and yellow and it feels quite hot!'... [more] Share this story
Congressional Cup - Azzurra the Crimson Blazer holders Rich Roberts, Francesco Bruni and his team Azzurra crew squeezed the last bit of breath out of the 46th Congressional Cup Saturday. Unusually capricious conditions for the venue bedeviled the four semifinalists with a simmering offshore Santa Ana desert breeze arriving at 18 knots from the east... [more] Share this story
41 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre starts tomorrow- full entry list Neus Jordi and Sail-World.com, Racing at the 41 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre starts tomorrow and this new edition of the event in Palma, has attracted around 20 Olympic medallists from all classes and over 1,000 sailors from 40 nations.... [more] Share this story
International Rolex Regatta - Standouts at the back of the pack KPMS, International Rolex Regatta. The IC 24s, which had snuck in an extra buoy race yesterday after the rest of the fleet headed home from the races to Charlotte Amalie and back. They may be at the back of the pack in the Non-Spinnaker Racing Class, but MuMu Sunset and Winds of Glory are still standouts at the International Rolex Regatta.... [more] Share this story
Melges 32 Series Event 1 images Guido Trombetta/Studio Borlenghi images, Guido Trombetta/Studio Borlenghi images from the first race of the Audi Melges 32 Series Event 1 race in Lerici.... [more] Share this story
Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Event No. 1 - Fantastica Melges 32 Class Association, Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, Event No. 1 kicked off with three races. Cirillo and Alberini are tied in points with Cirillo winning on countback. Lalli is third overall and back only one point.... [more] Share this story
Rolex International Regatta in St Thomas images from Ingrid Abery Sail-World.com and Ingrid Abery images, Photographer Ingrid Abery presents this gallery of images from day one of the Rolex International Regatta in St Thomas.... [more] Share this story
Clipper fleet into another building storm as it heads to San Francisco Zoe Williamson, Clipper 09-10 Leg 7. 'It seems like no matter how far you go south at the moment there is no escaping the wind,' reports Uniquely Singapore's Jim Dobie. 'It's not the wind which is causing the problem, it is the sea state that comes with it. With a large ground swell still running from the previous system, the strengthening wind causes the top of the sea to form breaking waves.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Talking with Azzurra's Franceso Bruni - Looking Ahead Diane Swintal for CupInfo, A year ago, Francesco Bruni came to the Congressional Cup as a last minute replacement following a successful debut at the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series with Damiani Italia. But with the future uncertain for Cup employment, his main focus at the time was the Joe Fly Farr 40 program.... [more] Share this story
Brewin Dolphin Jersey Regatta NoR now posted Bill Harris, Now in its twelfth year, Jersey's combined clubs' star attraction, the Brewin Dolphin Jersey Regatta, is certainly an event not to be missed. Taking place from third to 5th September, the Regatta will see Jersey's racing fleet out in force, eager to take on all-comers whether they be sportsboat, cruiser/racer, dayboat, sport-catamaran or dinghy.... [more] Share this story
Congressional Cup - Brady leads Bruni, Berntsson, Hardesty in sailoffs Rich Roberts, Brady (NZL), with 15 wins and 3 losses in the double round robin, picked first-time Con Cup skipper Bill Hardesty (USA) (11-7) as his opening opponent in the best-of-three sailoffs, but the other match between Italy's Francesco Bruni, on a 10-race win streak at 14-4, and defending champion Johnie Berntsson of Sweden, also 14-4, stands to be just as lively, if not more so.... [more] Share this story
International Rolex Regatta 2010 -Interlodge wins the town race Regatta News, After all was said and done, Interlodge, with Lynn driving last-minute for Fragomen when Fragomen fell ill, won today's first 'town' race. In other classes crew were to blame ...'It's my crew's fault,' deadpanned Antonio Sanpere (Christiansted, VI), who handily won both races with his J/36 Cayennita Grande in CSA Non-Spinnaker Racing Class. 'No matter how I tried to screw up, they made it right.'... [more] Share this story
America's Cup Legal settlement unshackles the next Match Richard Gladwell, All litigation in the 33rd America's Cup has been discontinued, following an acceptance of an agreement announced between the four parties today. The dropping of the litigation will allow the formal handover of the various properties associated with the America's Cup and which are held by the Defender... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10: Cape Breton Island prepares for the worst Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10: California escort duty has proved trickier than anticipated. Just over 24 hours since handing over California escort duties to Hull & Humber and Spirit of Australia, Jamaica Lightning Bolt is stretching her legs once more and has made some good progress towards San Francisco.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup legal settlement reached over 33rd Match Golden Gate Yacht Club, An agreement has been reached with the previous America's Cup Trustee, Societe Nautique de Genève, that all outstanding litigation in the New York courts concerning the recent 33rd Match will be dropped by both sides. This includes GGYC's Breach of Fiduciary Duty ('BFD') claim against SNG, as well as all other claims over the design and construction of yachts Alinghi 5and USA.... [more] Share this story
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Impressive world class line-up Neus Jordi and Sail-World.com, 41st Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre will welcome around 680 boats and 1,000 sailors from 40 nations in the bay of Palma. The ISAF Sailing World Cup arrives in Europe following the events in Melbourne in December and Miami in January.... [more] Share this story
NZ Government announces funding for Volvo Ocean Race stopover beehive.govt.nz and Sail-World.com, The New Zealand Government seems to have finally realised that there is a bidding, or rather stopover announcement process underway for the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race. Eight venues have already been announced in the nine leg race. Today the NZ Government announced that it was kicking in with NZD1.5million (UKP750,000) for a stopover in Auckland.... [more] Share this story
The Royal Lymington Challenge Cup NoR issued Royal Lymington Yacht Club, The Notice of Race for the The Royal Lymington Challenge Cup, 3rd - 5th June, 2010, has now been issued, download now to check out new overlapping Class rating bands. This change has been introduced in response to feedback from teams wishing to enter, the new limits facilitate flexibility on team selection whilst still offering close racing.... [more] Share this story
Enterprise Open at Silver Wing SC Silver Wing Sailing Club, South Eastern Area Enterprise open meeting at Silver Wing Sailing Club. A variable breeze, ranging from a respectable force 3 to nothing, presented race officers Pete Smith and Pete Bennett with a fair challenge.... [more] Share this story
West Kirby Hawks retain RYA National Team Racing title RYA, West Kirby Hawks remain RYA National Team Racing Champions after they successfully defended their title in an extremely exciting showdown at West Kirby SC this weekend (20-21 March). The full house of 18 teams, equalling some 108 sailors, were split into two leagues of nine, with the top five teams in each league progressing into the Gold League and the remaining teams heading into the Silver.... [more] Share this story
International Rolex Regatta: Racing starts tomorrow Rolex Regatta News, There are always good reasons to get away to the Caribbean but none as good as participating in the three-day International Rolex Regatta, which is due to begin tomorrow, making it the 37th time this annual classic has been hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club in the U.S. Virgin Islands.... [more] Share this story
RORC Easter Challenge - Ainslie and TeamOrigin crew to compete Louay Habib, The RORC Easter Challenge is the first inshore regatta of a busy season of racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. For the first time in nearly ten years, a British America's Cup team, TeamOrigin, will be competing in the Solent. TeamOrigin are not the only ones using the RORC Easter Challenge as a build up event for the season, many of the country's bright prospects for the future will be compet... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World race - Another low approaches the fleet Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race Leg 7 Quindgao to San Francisco Day 24. Crews are tightening their belts as another serious low pressure system approaches the fleet. Team Finland has picked up pace after a frustrating 24 hours of headwinds.... [more] Share this story
RYA reviews DEFRAs Inland Waterway strategy Emma Slater, The RYA was joined yesterday (23 March) by key inland waterways stakeholders including the Association of Waterway Cruising Clubs, the Barge Association, the British Canoe Union, the British Marine Federation and the Inland Waterways Association, amongst others, to review DEFRA's Inland Waterways strategy document; ‘Waterways for Everyone'.... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10: New Hull & Humber skipper announced Clipper Ventures, ustin Taylor will take over as the skipper of Clipper 09-10 Race entry Hull & Humber following skipper Piers Dudin's broken leg and subsequent medevac whilst racing from Qingdao, China to San Francisco. A highly experienced yachtsman, Justin is a qualified RYA Yacht Master Ocean, RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and has more than 120,000 nautical miles under his belt.... [more] Share this story
Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta to expand dramatically Diana Bogaards, In 2010 the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta The Hague will expand dramatically. Due to the addition of Olympic and Paralympic sailors, the organization banks on a growth of about 200 boats. Both the Laser Euro Cup (Standard and Radial) as well as the 470 class are part of the program.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Ocean Race - Miami added to stop over ports Volvo Ocean Race, Miami, Florida, will host the start of the transatlantic leg to Lisbon, Portugal, for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. The race village will be located at Bicentennial Park, on the Biscayne Bay, in the heart of Downtown Miami. It is a 29-acre, open park which is suited for major events and has been used in the past for shows such as the Cirque Du Soleil.... [more] Share this story
New Website and Media Co-ordinator joins Secretariat of ISAF ISAF Media Unit, Johno Fullerton (GBR) joins ISAF's Marketing and Media department to replace News Editor David Knapman who leaves ISAF on 26 March. Johno will have key responsibilities for delivering ISAF's news and press service and the ISAF website www.sailing.org.... [more] Share this story
Maylandsea Bay Frostbite Series: Race 5 Merlin sees whites of the eyes Maylandsea Sailing Club, Four weeks of pent up competitor itching was let loose as the start flag dropped in the Maylandsea Bay Frostbite series Race 5. High cloud, sun and biting northwest wind rattling through the rigging as the fleet busied themselves in a ‘bring it on' contest to get back hanging over the gunwales.... [more] Share this story
Free Rib handling Taster Sessions with RYA at RIBEX 2010 Emma Slater, If you've ever fancied learning how to drive a RIB, then the RYA's free RIB handling taster sessions at this years' RIBEX show held at Cowes Yacht Haven, 7 – 9 May will be just what you need... [more] Share this story
Survival conditions for Day 3 of BMW Sailing Cup World Final 2010 Ivor Wilkins, The wind gods in Auckland, New Zealand continued to raise the challenge for the seven international crews competing in the BMW Sailing Cup World Final 2010 today, with winds gusting over 30 knots testing their skills to the limit. Today saw the beginning of the match race section of the regatta, starting with the teams who placed fourth to seventh in the fleet racing competing in a sudden death... [more] Share this story
Cowes to host a festival of Dragon sailing in 2010 Fiona Brown, This summer Cowes and the Isle of Wight will play host to a festival of Dragon sailing with no less than five great Dragon events on offer.... [more] Share this story
2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race South American stopover announced Volvo Ocean Race, 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race: he cityof Itajaí, in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina, will be the South American stopover for the race. The Volvo Ocean Race crews will have faced major challenges in the Southern Ocean, where icebergs, whales, huge waves and fiercely cold temperatures are common-place, Itajaí will be a great place for them to regain their strength before heading offshore again.... [more] Share this story
The Spirit of Swan - Caribbean Rendezvous Carolyn Lashmar, Little could the Finnish craftsmen of boats who worked on the first Swan back in 1967 have imagined the future of this iconic quality yacht in world sailing. The latest Gathering of the Swans has just been completed again in the British Virgins.... [more] Share this story
Warsash Spring Series 2010: Week 2, elusive and tricky Flavia Bateson, The sunshine continued for the second week of Warsash Sailing Club's Spring Series on 21st March but in stark contrast to week one, the breeze was often elusive and tricky. The weather forecasts varied, with wind speeds ranging from 4 to 15 knots, but in the main agreed a north-westerly was due to back to the south-west or south.... [more] Share this story
Split Olympic Sailing Week 2010: The wrap up Split Olympic Sailing Week, Great conditions on closing day of Split Olympic Sailing Week 2010. Southeasterly averaging around 17 knots made everybody happy - 100 boats were 'flying' with the wind on sailing area 'Bravo'.... [more] Share this story
Internet Images 101 for Events, Sponsors and Event Photographers Brendan Maxwell - TetraMedia, Sailing is one of those sports which is much more followed on the Internet, than in magazines, newspapers or on television. It is therefore vital that marine events and marine industry professionals pay careful attention to the needs of Internet consumers.... [more] Share this story
Ellison's goal is to market the America's Cup to the US Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, 'All we care about is if we duly lose that we get a fair chance to win it back next time. That's all we want. We don't want to ever have to go to court again to get a fair set of rules. It shouldn't be about money. It should be a little bit about technology and a lot about sailing. And it's got to be a great experience for viewers. It's got to be something kids want to watch.... [more] Share this story
A look aboard the new JP54: Below decks - the revolving interior! Richard Gladwell, The JP54 is based on the technology developed for high speed short handers of around 60ft in length. She is the brainchild of Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA) a renowned short handed racer, most recently of Paprec Virbac 2 and the Vendee Globe fame. Below decks she has a number of interesting features including a revolving saloon floor known as a 'satellite'.... [more] Share this story
A look aboard the new JP54: Above decks a one sided yacht! Richard Gladwell, The JP54 is based on the technology developed for high speed short handers of around 60ft in length. She is the brainchild of Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA) a renowned short handed racer, most recently of Paprec Virbac 2 and the Vendee Globe fame. There are many innovative feature above deck - and a revolving galley and navigation station below.... [more] Share this story
Draper and Greenhalgh offer 49er ride to competition winner Louay Habib, World Champion and Olympic medalist Chris Draper and his world champion crew, Pete Greenhalgh are in training, hoping to be selected as the 49er Team for Skandia Team GBR, t the 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth.... [more] Share this story
Quadriplegic yachtswoman Hilary Lister prepares for next challenge Jo Gawith, Heroic British quadriplegic yachtswoman, Hilary Lister, today officially launched her latest challenge, to sail solo around the Kingdom of Bahrain. The journey around the coastline of Bahrain is approximately 100 miles and is expected to take Hilary four days. She will set out from Amwaj Marina on April 13 and sail clockwise, covering approximately 25 miles each day.... [more] Share this story
Clipper California reports being rolled in major Pacific storm Zoe Williamson, Having been alerted to a problem on California after they activated their EPIRB yesterday afternoon a clearer picture of the team's dismasting is now beginning to emerge.... [more] Share this story
RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club Nick Marley, The 2010 RS200 South East Area Series (SEAS) kicked off this Saturday March 20th with the first meeting at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club near Hampton Court.... [more] Share this story
Musto Skiffs at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club Musto Skiffs, 12 Musto Skiffs were in for a treat at Chew Valley where boats were rigged up in glorious sunshine and T-shirt conditions.... [more] Share this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3's Day-to-day round the world + Video Groupama-Cammas, Jules Verne Trophy - Day to day summary of Groupama 3's round the world record attempt. After her second failed attempt in November 2009 and a return to Lorient to reinforce Groupama 3's structure, the stand-by period was drawing to a close: a gap in the weather, albeit it narrow, was enough to inspire them to go for the record...... [more] Share this story
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