Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 11 April 2010.
Charleston Race Week is underway, with 1500 sailors competing in 15 classes. We have reports on the first two day's racing in this edition.
Big breezes have prevailed for the regatta, with big seas on the menu for the larger offshore racers who competed outside the harbor.
As expected, USA's Ken Read and PUMA Racing have announced they are going again in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race, and will be looking to better the second place from the 2008/09 event.
This coming week another major team is expected to announce their entry into the Volvo OR. Currently there are four teams officially announced, including Round the World record holder, Franck Cammas and Groupama.
However time is marching on, and would-be teams are getting close to the go-no-go point, if they are to design and build a new yacht. It remains to be seen how many of the yachts from the 2008/09 Volvo are picked up for the 2011/12 event, rather than just used as trainers for some of the more well-heeled teams - albeit with a 110 sailing day limitation on their use.
But back to PUMA Racing - will USA become the first nation to hold both the America's Cup and the Volvo Trophy? That would be an interesting prospect.
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Puma enters Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race Press Office, Puma announced today that it will participate in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 after finishing second overall in the 2008-09 race, which ended in June 2009. The PUMA Ocean Racing team will once again be under the leadership of skipper Ken Read.... [more] Share this story
Charleston Race Week - More big breezes for an exciting second day South Carolina Maritime Foundation, For the second straight day with up to 20 knots of wind across all four courses of 2010 Charleston Race Week. Slightly lighter than yesterday's gear-busting conditions, teams still returned to the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina with smiles on their faces and sore bodies... [more] Share this story
Voiles de Saint-Barth 2010: The climax of the event SeaClear Communications, As soon as the start procedures got underway, a huge tropical squall meant that the race area and the crews were drenched. A few minutes later, the skies brightened and as is often the case it suddenly went flat calm in the entrance to Gustavia harbour and on the start line.... [more] Share this story
New York - Barcelona Sailing Record - Day 3 and still at maximum power NY-BCN Sailing Record, 407 miles south of St Pierre, Newfoundland the two Open 60's Estrella Damm and W-Hotels are still fast reaching, racing to stay ahead of the weather front.... [more] Share this story
ISAF Match Racing World Champion knocked out of Match Race France WMRT media, Today's final results were a surprise to the competitors and WMRT fans, the first round of matches did not divulge any secrets on future scores. For the majority of the day, four matches stood with a score of 2-1 when it was still very much anyone's series to be won.... [more] Share this story
Charleston Race Week 2010 - Big breeze, gear failure and tired crews South Carolina Maritime Foundation, Chilly temperatures greeted a record fleet of racing sailboats this morning for the first day of 2010 Charleston Race Week. Over 185 boats braved 55 degree-morning temperatures today as they sailed to the race course, but their reward was a surprise 20-knot breeze that made racing today 'a serious adrenalin rush' as Melges 20 competitor Peter Crawford put it.... [more] Share this story
Sailling boat knockdown caught on Video - this could happen to you Kym Pasqualini, The founder of The Sail Through Cancer Foundation, Dick Drechsler, accompanied by his wife, Sharon, battled serious waves that nearly turned their Catalina 470 sailboat upside down while crossing an extremely shallow bar to get into the estuary of San Blas, on the western coast of Mexico.... [more] Share this story
Voiles de Saint-Barth 2010: A third day with lively conditions SeaClear Communications, 'Whatever you do, don't change anything. It's perfect!' The American, Ken Read, tactician on board the maxi Rambler delighted to be the skipper in the Puma Ocean Racing project in the next Volvo Ocean Race, heaped praise on the Voiles de Saint-Barth, at the end of the third day of racing. A day marked once again by the presence of sunshine, a strong breeze and some wonderfully choppy seas.... [more] Share this story
New York Barcelona Transoceanic Sailing Record - Sailing fast NY-BCN Sailing Record Event, After leaving New York's Ambrose Light at a little after 1430hrs (NY Time) yesterday afternoon in warm, summer-like sunshine the two Barcelona IMOCA Open 60s Estrella Damm and W-Hotelshave had a fast first night at sea, making rapid speeds towards Barcelona. Both boats have logged 300 miles in the last 18 hours... [more] Share this story
The World Match Racing Tour switches on mass market appeal World Match Racing Tour, Match Race France, Stage 1 of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has demonstrated to competitors, organisers, fans and media why this style of 'boat on boat' sail racing is soaring in popularity... [more] Share this story
BMW ORACLE Racing Brings America's Cup to Strictly Sail Pacific Wanda Kenton Smith, The BMW ORACLE Racing team, winners of the America's Cup in February, will bring the oldest trophy in international sport to the Strictly Sail Pacific sail boat show on its opening day, Thursday, April 15, 2010. The America's Cup will be on display at the West Coast's largest all-sail show at the East Bay's Jack London Square from noon until 6 pm.... [more] Share this story
The 28th Edition of the Lake Garda meeting comes to an end Elena Giolai, Welcome to Riva Del Garda and the 28th edition of Optimist Youth Regatta. This is a Guinness world record holding event, being the most numerous Youth Optimist Regatta in the world.... [more] Share this story
Inaugural Asian Marine & Boating Awards at CIBS Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, The AMB Awards were described by the organisers as 'designed to be a thank you to all our loyal exhibitors, and an attempt to set a new standard for recognizing excellence in the ever-growing marine industry in China'. With a panel of judges drawn from local and international marine, boating and lifestyle media, and marine industry professionals, awards were made in 14 categories.... [more] Share this story
Summer College Match Racing Opportunity ICSA, There is a summer match racing opportunity for members of college sailing teams from SEISA and SAISA college districts. (US Sailing Areas D and F)... [more] Share this story
ICSA Saint Francis Intersectional - Rescored ICSA, On Saturday, after a two hour wait for wind, the westerly filled and racing started with a steady 10 knot breeze and increasing flood.... [more] Share this story
O Canada - Images of an Open 60 above and below decks Richard Gladwell, Two of New Zealand's Olympic skiff sailors, Dan Slater and Ed Smyth are crewing aboard the refitted Open 60, O Canada. They will sail her two handed in the upcoming Auckland Fiji Race. Sail-World's camera had a look above and below decks on this rather cramped shorthanded racing yacht.... [more] Share this story
Canadians Win 2010 Fireball Midwinters Mike McEvoy, The Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club sailing duo of Guy Tipton and Matt King were winners of the North American Fireball Mid-winters held March 12 to 14 in Tampa, Florida.... [more] Share this story
Voiles de Saint-Barth 2010 - Day 2 and the trade winds blew in SeaClear Communications, They wanted it and they got it! Trade winds above 20 knots over the 35 miles of the race course. The sea was whipped up by the powerful trade wind into a choppy mess, and as they approached Coco Island and the Soube Rocks, the waves built to reach almost three metres in some places.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour Helms Challenge the Bay of Marseille World Match Tour, Day Two of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) in Marseille has produced a range of results that has highlighted not only match racing experience but also local knowledge as top running variables that can make or break a professional sailing series.... [more] Share this story
US Youth Match Racing Opportunities for 2010 ICSA, Match Racing is an exhilarating form of racing, and is especially exciting for sailors who enjoy the tight combat of boat-to-boat tactics.... [more] Share this story
Chicago to Mac Race Sells out with 375 boat fleet Chicago Yacht Club, The Chicago Yacht Club announced today that the 102nd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot, is sold out at 375 paid entries.... [more] Share this story
ISAF World Match Race Rankings - 7 April 2010 ISAF (UK) Ltd, Great Britain and New Zealand top the tables in the latest release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings. Kiwi World Champion Adam Minoprio remains top in the Open Rankings whilst Lucy Macgregor (GBR) has bounced back to number one in the Women's.... [more] Share this story
Newport to Ensenada - An ocean cruise and a Brass Spittoon Rich Roberts, Anyone can be a winner in Newport to Ensenada First-to-finish is nice and a record is extra special, but how about a $6,000 Lamborghini watch?... [more] Share this story
Spike Doriean Family Appeal Barby McGowan, The international sailing world was stunned on Tuesday April 6 2010 by the news of the sudden death 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 knowing. Spike is survived by his wife Nicki and two young children, Jemima aged 5 and Fox aged 3. It is for his young family that we are appealing for you... [more] Share this story
D-day for the first edition of the Voiles de Saint-Barth Mer & Média Agency, All those who love fine yachting races in the wonderful setting of the Caribbean will have their eyes firmly focused on St. Barts from tomorrow, when the first edition of the ‘Voiles' gets underway.... [more] Share this story
Peter ‘Spike' Doriean dead -Rambler crew sails in his honour Sail-World.com, The international sailing world was stunned by the news of the sudden death yesterday 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. His Rambler crew have decided to sail... [more] Share this story
WMRT - Innovating and pushing the boundaries of TV production ValenciaSailing, Top European website Valenciasailing.com writes of innovative developments planned for the TV coverage of the World Match Racing Tour, this year: 'At the end of the day, match racing is a one-on-one battle, a gladiatorial-type of encounter between two sailors, two teams and the philosophy is to tell the story of the characters beyond narrating the simple story of the race.'... [more] Share this story
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