Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 6 April 2010.
USA came away with just a single medal, a bronze in the Womens Match Racing, at the Princess Sofia Trophy sailed at Palma, Spain. The event concluded late last week. The other highlight was Zach Railey's win in the Medal race in the Finn class, but it was not sufficient to progress him too far up the points table. Best said that the 2008 Olympic representative and Silver medalist was three points out of seventh place overall.
The regatta was dominated by France and Great Britain with the two countries taking medals in five events apiece. Inconsistent winds marked much of the racing, save for the last day - and while a testing experience, few will be losing much sleep over the results - putting it in the bag of experience.
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 previous editions.
Speculation continues around the Volvo Ocean Race, following last week's announcement of the Auckland stopover. There has been some interesting developments on the sponsorship front. There is some talk of a New Zealand entry; European sources have confirmed that as many of the yachts, as possible from the previous edition, would be involved; and several new yachts are on the drawing board....
Interlodge, first of IRC Division after Day 1 (Interlodge, Sail No: USA 5206, Owner: Austin and Gwen Fragomen, Home Port: Newport, RI, USA, Yacht Type: JV 52, Division: IRC) 2010 International Rolex Regatta St.Thomas, US Virgin Island Rolex/Ingrid Abery
The delay in the America's Cup to 2014 is too long for many sailors and teams, and our contacts say that there is some real interest from top sailors and teams in the round the world event. Certainly the performance of new Round the World Record holder Franck Cammas (FRA) and his Groupama team will be one of the benchmarks of the event. One of the designers from North Sails NZ loft, will be working with the Groupama team - see the story in this edition.
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The 2010 US-IRC Great Lakes Championships Notice of Race Luiz E. Kahl, The 2010 US-IRC Great Lakes Championships for the second consecutive year will be sailed in lower Lake Huron in the shadow of two great sailing communities; Sarnia, Ontario and Port Huron, Michigan. The Port Huron Yacht Club is looking forward to hosting this much anticipated event just one week before the Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac Island Sailboat Race is scheduled to set sail on July 10th a... [more] Share this story
Detroit Cup 2010 - Toyota Motor Company signs on as title sponsor Luiz E. Kahl - Interactive Creations, Toyota Motor Company has signed on as title sponsor for the 2010 Toyota International Match Race for the Detroit Cup - with sailors from up to 12 nations to race at the historic Bayview Yacht Club in August... [more] Share this story
33rd CISA Racing Clinic at Long Beach this week Rich Roberts, It's more boot camp than spring break. Driven by a team of world-class instructors, the 111 boys and girls ages 13 to 18 selected by their résumés will see 12-hour days on and off the water learning fine points of the sport before breaking free with some real racing Sunday.... [more] Share this story
Charleston Race Week - Superstar sailors book in South Carolina Maritime Foundation, Race Director Randy Draftz was a bit surprised to see more than 16 sailing World Champions spread throughout the fleet along with innumerable National, North American, Collegiate and Olympic standouts. 'We've always said that Race Week should be the most enjoyable regatta in the South, and it's great to see so many world-class racers embrace not only the great racing, but the laid-back and fun att... [more] Share this story
SNG and GGYC agree to end 33rd America's Cup legal dispute Alinghi Media and Sail-World, A settlement agreement signed by representatives from Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) and Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) was filed today to the New York Supreme Court cancelling all pending litigation for the 33rd America's Cup. Both clubs have agreed to drop their respective claims and definitively close all legal disputes surrounding the 33rd America's Cup.... [more] Share this story
Australia's Peter ‘Spike' Doriean dead Sail-World.com, The international sailing world has been stunned by the news of the sudden death last night of Peter ‘Spike' Doriean, 38, one of Australia's best known professional sailors and one of the nicest guys any of us have had the privilege of sailing with.... [more] Share this story
BVI Spring Regatta - Day Three: End Game BVIspringregatta.org, Once again, it was a picture perfect day in the British Virgin Islands for the last day of racing of the BVI Spring Regatta, with sun and wind all day long. There were a number of battles out on the race course, which were fought to the very end, providing plenty of action on the SOL, Norman and LIME One Design Race areas.... [more] Share this story
North Sails NZ's Gautier Sergent signs with Groupama Zoe Hawkins, It was while he was in Galway working with Team Delta during the Volvo Ocean Race just gone that Auckland-based but French-born sail designer Gautier Sergent met a contingent from the well respected Groupama team. Gautier will spend around 80% of his time working with Groupama, and the balance on special projects for North Sails in New Zealand.... [more] Share this story
18ft Skiffs Queen of Sydney Harbour 2010 is Elizabeth Walsh Frank Quealey, The Australian 18 Footers Queen of the Harbour for 2010 is Elizabeth Walsh, who teamed with Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton in Gotta Love It 7 to win the coveted title on Sydney Harbour last Sunday.... [more] Share this story
The America's Cup is coming to Anacortes Saturday, April 10 Deborah Bach, Saturday, April 10, the Anacortes will finally get to bask in its share of the spotlight, when the winning BMW Oracle team brings the America's Cup trophy to town for a public celebration. After all, the stunning trimaran that set a new standard in sailing was built within a stone's throw of the commercial shipyards and oil refinery that define this town's shoreline... [more] Share this story
Images from Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre by Claire Matches Sail-World.com, Photographer Claire Matches has sent these action images the recent Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre.... [more] Share this story
BVI Spring Regatta: Day two, and the wind decided it would fill in Linda Phillips / Caribbean Racing, It was one of those mornings when sails look more like hanging laundry than anything else. Wind conditions improved as the second day of racing for the BVI Spring Regatta wore on. Presley King, is a local sage when it comes to predicting the winds in the BVI .... 'Looking for a little more wind. As soon as the moon raise up, it should get more. The moon will raise up after 11.' What!!?... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10: Singapore finish, California and escorts make progress Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race Leg 7 Qindgao to Singapore. Easter Saturday has dawned bright and cold in San Francisco. Uniquely Singapore has crossed the finish line and the team is now making best speed towards the iconic span of the Golden Gate Bridge and the cold beers that await them at the Golden Gate Yacht Club.... [more] Share this story
BVI Spring Regatta Day one - A slow start but a hot finish Linda Phillips, BVI Spring Regatta - Only on the SOL Racing Course was there any rain of consequence and the fleet started the day soaking wet. By the time the A class left the gates for the first race, the rain quit and before long, everyone and everything dried out.... [more] Share this story
BVI Spring Regatta images from Ingrid Abery Sail-World.com, Photographer Ingrid Abery presents this gallery of images from the BVI Spring Regatta... [more] Share this story
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Medal race to Wright Robert Deaves, Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Ed Wright wins Finns in Palma after thrilling medal race.... [more] Share this story
Princess Sofia - Zach Railey dominates Medal Race, bronze for Barkow Marni Lane, Zach Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) dominated the top-ten Finn Medal Race from start to finish today, earning a bullet that punctuated his strategy-testing week at the 41st Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma de Mallorca. Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.), Katie Pettibone (Sacramento, Calif.) and Suzy Leech (Avon, Conn.) won the petit-finals.... [more] Share this story
Images from Palma: Final day by Richard Langdon Richard Langdon, Top international photographer, Richard Langdon (GBR) was at the Princess Sofia Regatta, Palma and provided this gallery of images from the final day in which Britain and France won five medals each.... [more] Share this story
Princess Sofia: France and Great Britain win five medals each in Palma Neus Jordi - Prensa Sofía, France and Great Britain led the new edition of the Sofia Mapfre with five medals for each country. Besides, the French returned home with two golds, one in 470 men and the other in 49er. Spain and The Netherlands also won four medals.... [more] Share this story
Team Tunnicliffe on their 9th overall at the Princesa Sofia Tropheo Team Tunnicliffe, Our racing finished today at the Princesa Sofia Tropheo. We finished the repecharge round in a three-way tie for second; lost one place in the tie breaker, meaning we finished third in the round, which put us ninth overall in the results.... [more] Share this story
Clipper RTW: Images as Cape Breton Island wins Leg 7 Erik Simonson, Erik Simonson presents a gallery of images as Cape Breton Island sails the last few miles to the finish in the San Francisco on Leg 7 of the Clipper Round the World Race.... [more] Share this story
US Sailing hosts new website in support of College sailing Jake Fish, US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, has created a new four-year membership designed specifically for the college sailor. US Sailing has partnered with the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) to create a new college sailing website that provides useful resources for the college sailor and helps promote this segment of our sport.... [more] Share this story
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre Finn class - Closing in on Trujillo Robert Deaves, Rafa Trujillo (ESP) remains at the top of the Finn fleet after three intense races were completed on Wednesday at the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre. The first race, with great sailing conditions up to 15 knots was won by Jonathan Lobert (FRA). Paoletti Michele (ITA) sailed well to place second, with another good finish for regatta leader Rafa Trujillo (ESP) in third.... [more] Share this story
Sail-World.com - Contributors Guidelines Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, Guidelines for sailors writing articles for publication on Sail-World.com Our website encompasses all forms of sailing, including cruising. Whether its racing in yachts, skiffs or dinghies, regattas, twilights or ocean races, there is always a story waiting to be told Sail-World is happy to receive your articles. Be it profiles of people and boats, tuning, tactics, techniques, safety and seamans... [more] Share this story
Auckland, the City of Sails, to host Volvo Ocean Race for eighth time Volvo Ocean Race Media, Auckland, New Zealand, is back in the Volvo Ocean Race after a gap of 10 years. The city, which has fielded some of the world's best sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race, last hosted the event in 2001-02. It will stage the leg four finish from Sanya in China and the start of leg five, which will take the fleet into the Southern Ocean once again, round the infamous Cape Horn and up to a finish in Itaj... [more] Share this story
Images from Day 3 of the Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta Nico Martinez, Top international photographer, Nico Martinez provides this gallery of images from the third day of racing in the big breeze (30kts plus) at the princess Sofia Regatta, in Palma Mallorjca, ESP... [more] Share this story
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