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Sail-World USA: 30 March 2010

Getting ready for another great regatta - the San Diego YC Yachting Cup  SDYC Yachting Cup .
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 30 March 2010.

Have you got your entry in for the for San Diego Yacht Club's Yachting Cup? Racing starts April 30th and the fun continues through Sunday, May 2nd.

Racing will be held under IRC, ORR or PHRF - so you can race under the rule of your preference. And you can help make a great regatta even better by entering early so the organizers can optimize the fleets to ensure you get the best possible racing.

Click here to read Lynn Fitzpatrick's story on the San Diego YC's Yachting Cup, if you missed it in our last edition.

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival   Todd VanSickle - 2009 BVI Sailing Festival

In Palma, Mallorca, not too far away from where the America's Cup was sailed six weeks ago, the third leg of the ISAF World Cup is underway.

In the 470 class, USA's Stuart Mcnay and Graham Biel lead the way in the Mens 470, heading up a 93 strong fleet split into two divisions. We have reports and images in this edition from the first two day's racing.

Don't miss the second part of our chat a couple of weeks ago with Noel Drennan, trimmer aboard BMW Oracle's USA-17, where he discusses some key parts of the racing and elaborates further on trimming the wingsail, use of power winches instead of grinders - and much more.

470 racing, Day 2, Princess Sofia Trophy, Palma, ESP  Nico Martinez ©

We have a major announcement tomorrow, which will be covered live on from New Zealand.

We've also got Rich Roberts' reports and images from the Congressional Cup at Long Beach. The winner was a little bit of a surprise.

Action stations on the final day of the Congressional Cup 2010   Rich Roberts ©

Don't forget to ensure that your events 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.

Womens Match Racing in the Elliott 6's, Day 2, Princess Sofia Trophy, Palma, ESP  Nico Martinez ©

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Light conditions on Day 2 at Princess Sofia Trophy, Palma
Another long day on the water with light and shifty conditions kept most classes on the water until dusk at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Mapfre on the bay of Palma. After four races in the 470 Men's class, Panagotis KAMBOURIDIS and Gerasimos OROLOGAS (GRE) take the overall lead with a win and a fifth taking a two point lead over Croatian's current World Champion duo Sime FANTELA and Igor MA... [more]
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America's Cup: Nitro's Wingsail Trimming Primer - Part 2
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell interviewed Noel (Nitro) Drennan, on the Sail-World stand at the Auckland International Boat Show. In this second part of a two part story, we look at the what happened on the first leg of that now-famous first race; jibs and gennikers with wingsails; trimming without engines instead of grinders; and what it is like to go back to Version 5 America's cuppers... [more]
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It's Time to Register for SDYC's Yachting Cup
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Did you have a great time at the San Diego NOOD Regatta; are you sailing in the Newport to Ensenada Race, The Border Run or The Melges California Cup? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, click on Yachting Cup and register for San Diego Yacht Club's Yachting Cup. Racing starts April 30th and the fun continues through Sunday, May 2nd.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour 2010 - YANMAR Racing aims for the top
YANMAR Racing Media,
While Adam Minoprio and his Emirates Team New Zealand crew skipped away with his Monsoon Cup double points victory to take the 2009 ISAF World Match Racing Championship, the group behind were close and the ten event 2010 championship is wide open.... [more]
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Pindar Group advocates sponsoring the sport of sailing,
World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world's leading professional sailing series, has the support of Andrew Pindar OBE, Chairman of the Pindar Group, when its comes to attracting sponsors for the Tour.... [more]
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Repecharge racing tomorrow for Team Tunnicliffe
Team Tunnicliffe,
Team Tunnicliffe completed the first round robin 5-2 to finish third overall in group B, at the Princess Sophia Trophy regatta.... [more]
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BVI Sailing Festival - Let the Games begin
Linda Phillips,
Under a gorgeous moonlit sky, sailors mill around the bar enjoying tonight's 2 for 1 Mount Gay specials. Registration is officially closed for the BVI Sailing Festival, the three day low-pressure pre-cursor to the BVI Spring Regatta. Forty six boats are registered with a record nineteen in the Racing Class.... [more]
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Sydney Yachts moving forward
Sydney Yachts,
Sydney Yachts is now operating under its own brand following the closure of Azzura Marine's Nowra facility, with a new team comprising several familiar faces.... [more]
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Voiles de Saint Barth - Titouan Lamazou designs the official poster
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The winner of the first Vendée Globe designed a work fitting in completely with his favourite themes, the eternal woman, the sea and beautiful yachts, all in tones that mix together in perfect harmony the modernity of contemporary yachts and the elegance of the gaff rigs of yesteryear.... [more]
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Annual CRAB Cup to be held May 15, 16 in Annapolis Maryland
Thomas Spitzer,
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating will hold its annual CRAB Cup on May 15, 16 in Annapolis Maryland... [more]
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Images from Palma: Princess Sofia Trophy - Day 2
Nico Martinez,
Top international photographer, Nico Martinez presents a gallery from the second day of the Princess Sofia Trophy regatta being sailed in Palma, Spain - the third leg of the ISAF World Sailing Cup... [more]
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Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Trujillo leads Finns
Robert Deaves,
Rafael Trujillo (ESP) the Spanish sliver medalist from 2004 and the 2007 World Champion sits on top of the 53 boat Finn fleet after day one at the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre in Palma... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Race youngest competitor signs on
Tim Kelly,
2010 Velux 5 Oceans - Nineteen-year-old Oscar Mead will line up against some of the world's top sailors for the 30,000-mile race which starts in France in October.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Canada's Cape Breton Island leading into San Francisco
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 09-10 They have been racing for four weeks now and with three of the yachts competing in Clipper 09-10 now fewer than 1,000 miles away from their goal and Cape Breton Island closing in fast on the Golden Gate Bridge, the end of this gruelling marathon across the vast expanse of the Pacific is tantalisingly close for some of the crews... [more]
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Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series - 'Fantastica' deemed the law in force
International Melges 32 Class Association,
Lanfranco Cirillo on Fantastica has victoriously won the first event of the 2010 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, which ended today with only one race in Lerici, Italy.... [more]
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Formula Windsurfing - Thrilling race ends 2010 Worlds in Argentina
Formula Windsurfing,
The Governor of Mendoza joined the Race Officer, Antonio Lamadrid, on the starting boat for the last race of the 2010 Worlds on Lake Potrerillos. He was then treated to a thrilling, and fitting, finale to this years championship. The wind built throughout the race, and once again delivered a challenging spectacle.... [more]
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Team Tunnicliffe - Making it hard for ourselves
Team Tunnicliffe,
Team Tunnicliffe ends day one of the Princess Sophia Trophy regatta 4-0 after some close, but good racing. After we got in the boat, we warmed up and got used to the conditions. It didn't take long for the race committee to get started and we were the first race of the flight so we had to be game-on immediately.... [more]
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74th Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup at MIT
Matthew Lindblad,
The 74th running of the Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup was co-hosted by MIT, Harvard, and Boston University. Saturday's conditions were cool but sunny with a NE breeze at 4-8 knots that shifted right to a ESE at 6-12. MIT Sailing Master and Harvard Head Coach ran 8 races in each of the three divisions.... [more]
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Rolex International Regatta Day 3 images from Leighton O'Connor
Leighton O'Connor images,
Photographer Leighton O'Connor presents this gallery of images from the Rolex International Regatta... [more]
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International Rolex Regatta - Stellar performances
Regatta News,
International Rolex Regatta - Puerto Rico's Fraito Lugo had built some good padding into his score line over two days and followed form on the third, today, to win the IC 24 class and a Rolex timepiece. The IC 24s, hybrid one-designs that combine a J/24's body with a Melges 24-style cockpit, continued with short round-the-buoy races after the event's opening 'town races' on Friday.... [more]
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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]
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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]
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Team Azzurra's Francesco Bruni wins the Congressional Cup
Team Azzurra Media,
Team Azzurra of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda yesterday won the 46th Congressional Cup, world renowned event organized by the Long Beach Yacht Club which each year attracts some of the best match racing skippers. This is the only ISAF Grade 1 match racing event held in the USA.... [more]
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Butterworth - I'll defect if it means a crack at the America's Cup,
Brad Butterworth is determined to sail in the next America's Cup, unequivocally shunning retirement talk, admitting he would sail for a new syndicate to chase his dream of winning back the Auld Mug, should his current team fold. The Alinghi skipper was back in New Zealand during the past week for a holiday after (for once) sailing in the losing syndicate during last month's deed-of-gift match... [more]
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Trofeo Princess Sophia regatta report from Team Tunnicliffe
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Anna Tunnicliffe reports from the Trofeo Princess Sophia Regatta. After a week of training, and the official practice day today, we are ready to start racing tomorrow morning. Besides training, we didn't get to do too much. We have been putting in long hours on the water, and been rather tired at the end of the day.... [more]
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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]
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41 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre starts tomorrow- full entry list
Neus Jordi and,
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]
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International Rolex Regatta - Standouts at the back of the pack
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]
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Rolex International Regatta in St Thomas images from Ingrid Abery and Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery presents this gallery of images from day one of the Rolex International Regatta in St Thomas.... [more]
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Hardesty and crew into Congressional Cup semi final against Brady
Bill Hardesty and his Team CMRC will start Semi-Final competition today in the 46th Congressional Cup, hosted by Long Beach YC. This event is the only ISAF Grade 1 match race regatta in the US.... [more]
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