Cayard winning at Palma...US Sailing shuts stable door...America's Cup venue options explored


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Sail-World USA: 17 April 2010

Katharsis (Oyster 72)
Oyster BVI Regatta 2010  Tim Wright
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 17 April 2010.

We have a couple of stories of note.

In the first, Erik Simonson takes a look at the possible venues for an America's Cup in San Francisco. Erik has a commentary on the merits of six sites around the San Francisco area, along with photos of each. It is a very interesting review, particularly if you have a copy of Google Earth running as well, and can see the possible sites in aerial view and their adjacent sailing water.

The former Naval Air Station offers near perfect existing infrastructure and a deep water port, almost tailor made for an America's Cup village in San Francisco  Erik

The US national body, US Sailing, has announced a series of new prescriptions covering Protest and Redress Hearing rules, following the controversy involving US boardsailor, Farrah Hall, at the 2008 US Olympic Trials. Sail-World understands that Hall will not be making any further statement, however as background to this polished statement, we have reproduced some of the stories and statements that appeared two and three years ago on the issue

The Paul Cayard skippered TP52,Artemis, Hublot Palma Vela, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (15-18 April 2010) third day of racing.  Sander van der Borch / Artemis ©

Since that time US Sailing has elected a new President, Gary Jobson, who has now closed the stable door through which this particular horse bolted some years ago. It should be noted that these prescriptions only apply in USA, and elsewhere in the sailing world, the standard provisions of the ISAF Racing Rules still apply.

For those readers with iPhones (and maybe soon iPad's) one of our favorite photographers, Juerg Kaufmann of has launched an iPhone photogallery with his latest images. Click here for the link for the app or go to the App Store on your iphone and search using 'jurg kaufmann' and the gallery app will download - and it's FREE!

Juerg Kaufmann has launched a FREE image app for the iPhone  © Juerg Kaufmann
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Images of Palma Vela: Day 3 - Close racing again at Palma Vela
Sander van der Borch,
Top international photographer Sander van der Borch provides this gallery from the third day of TP52 racing at Palma Vela, and reports: "Not much sun and wind today in Palm, but the racing was again very close. Artemis scored a second and a third.... [more]
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Team Tunnicliffe - Training in Chicago
Team Tunnicliffe,
Team Tunnicliffe and the rest of the USStag match racing members just wrapped up a training camp in Chicago. We used the new Chicago Match Race Center's new Elliot 6m's and had a fabulous camp. The three USA teams were there and we were joined by the New Zealand team of Sam, Jenna, and Ray.... [more]
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New York Barcelona - Breaking into the Mediterranean
NY-BCN Transoceanic Sailing Record Media Centre,
After a fast crossing of the Atlantic, comparing very favourably to the existing 60 foot monohull record of Bernard Stamm set in 2001 on the traditional route from Ambrose Light to the Lizard, the prospects of a slow sting in the tail for the two New York to Barcelona sailing record IMOCA Open 60's Estrella Damm and W Hotels seem possible, maybe even probable.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Invitations to Argo Group Gold Cup
Talbot Wilson,
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and Argo Group have issued invitations to the 2010 Argo Group Gold Cup to the nine teams holding 2010 World Match Racing Tour Cards and to a select group of match race sailors. The Argo Group Gold Cup has a unique 24-team format.... [more]
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Star Western Hemisphere Championships - Windy again Friday in Nassau,
Although the forecast called for easing easterlies, the weatherman was not quite right today as 15-22 knot easterlies created good sailing conditions again in Nassau.... [more]
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US Sailing announces new Protest and Redress Hearing rules
US Sailing and Sail-World,
'These new prescriptions establish practices that are good for the sport, racing sailors, event organizers and race officials,' said US Sailing President Gary Jobson. 'Many event organizers, from local to the highest level, have been following these practices for years. For those events that may not presently follow these practices, US SAILING is confident that they will be able to do so... [more]
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Oyster BVI Caribbean regatta ends on a high note
Barry Pickthall,
The Oyster BVI Caribbean regatta ended on a high note back at Nanny Cay with today's Class winners in the Pantaenius Cup race also securing the overall honours. Chris and Susan Shea sailed a masterful race on their Oyster 72 'Magrathea' to save their time over class 1 rivals, Mariusz Koper's Oyster 72 'Katharsis II' and Stuart Smith and Barry Cooper's Oyster 82 'Oceana' , while David and Tamsin... [more]
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Formula 40 - Nanny Cay Challenge - Soma breaks Round Tortola record
Broadsword Communications,
Soma, a St John-based Formula 40 catamaran and frequent BVI visitor, smashed the Round Tortola record yesterday in the first attempt on the Nanny Cay Challenge announced in February. Soma circumnavigated Tortola and outer islands in two hours, 50 minutes and 15 seconds smashing Triple Jack's record of three hours, 33 minutes and 27 seconds set in the PegLegs Round Tortola Race November last year.... [more]
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Newport to Ensenada - It's OK for now . but DC will have his say
Rich Roberts,
As the Australians learned at the 1987 America's Cup down in Fremantle, don't mess with Dennis Conner when he has a score to settle. That's on the minds of Lew Beery, Andy Rose and Tom Purcell, the Tres Gordos LLC group that owns It's OK, an Andrews 50, as they prepare to defend last year's Maxi class victory in the Newport Ocean Sailing Association's Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race... [more]
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2010 Nanny Cay Challenge - Formula 40 Soma breaks Round Tortola Record
Broadsword Communications,
Soma, a St John-based Formula 40 catamaran and frequent British Virgin Islands visitor, smashed the Round Tortola Record yesterday in the first attempt on the Nanny Cay Challenge announced in February. Soma circumnavigated Tortola and outer islands in 2 hours, 50 minutes and 15 seconds smashing Triple Jack's PegLegs Round Tortola Race November last year... [more]
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Images of Palma Vela: Day 2 - three wins for Artemis
Sander van der Borch,
Top international photographer Sander van der Borch provides this gallery from the second day of TP52 racing at Palma Vela, and reports: 'Artemis had a very good day, winning all three race in the TP52 class. The last race was the most exciting. Artemis was third around the last top mark, but overtook both Cristabella and Matador on the last run. '... [more]
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TP52 Palma Vela - A very good day for Artemis
Paul Cayard,
A very good day on Artemis today with three more bullets. It wasn't as easy as it looks from the score line. In fact, in the last race we were third at the last windward mark.... [more]
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New York to Barcelona - Straight for Gibraltar
NY-BCN Transoceanic Sailing Record Media Centre,
While New York Barcelona Transoceanic Record leader Estrella Damm heads directly for the Straits of Gibraltar, making steady speeds downwind towards the gateway to the Mediterranean, their rivals on W Hotels are also making good speed again, bouncing back after a series of blows which tested their morale, in hot pursuit of the pacemakers.... [more]
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San Francisco America's Cup Village site possibilities examined
The petite yet suddenly powerful Golden Gate Yacht Club, is just yards away from the St Francis YC With a decision originally slated for the Summer on if San Francisco will indeed host the 34th edition of the Cup and any challenges prior, local website takes a closer examination or the possible candidates and their pluses and minuses.... [more]
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ABYC hosts International Moth Invitational this weekend
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Watching one Moth get airborne inspires oohs and aahs. Just imagine the chorus when over a dozen Moths take flight during the International Moth Invitation hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club this weekend.... [more]
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New York to Barcelona – Week two, small miles dropped by W Hotels
One week into the New York Barcelona Transoceanic Record challenge and the next two days look set to bring the most testing sailing conditions of the passage so far with wind gusting to 40 knots, especially this afternoon and into Friday.... [more]
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Oyster British Virgin Islands regatta - Mixed fortunes in day two
Barry Pickthall,
Fortunes waxed and waned with the wind during the second day of racing in the Oyster British Virgin Islands regatta yesterday for the Pelagos Yachts Cup race. Samantha Simmonds, who cashed in her career as a London based financial lawyer six weeks ago to sail the seven seas aboard her 16 year old Oyster 55 ‘Ostrika', ended the day believing the wind gods were well and truly on her side... [more]
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TP52's get their first workout under new rule at Hublot PalmaVela
Artemis Racing and Sail-World,
The seventh edition of the Hublot PalmaVela will be sailed from the Real Club Náutico of Palma de Mallorca starting on 15 April. Maxis and TP 52 will be in charge of raising the curtain on the regatta at 12:00 hours The TP 52 class will also have their acid test tomorrow, after undergoing the new rule's modifications for the 2010 season.... [more]
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New York to Barcelona - Deliverance and decisions
The two IMOCA Open 60's pass into their second week of the New York to Barcelona Transoceanic Record Sailing Challenge battling with the toughest conditions of the passage so far.... [more]
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Miami Yacht Club presents: O'pen Regional Cup - Miramar Blast
Florencia Barletta,
Following the previous updates of this exciting new series, on April 11th, Miami Yacht Club hosted the sixth and final event of the first Winter O'pen Bic Series of the 2009/10 Florida season. Seems the O'pen Miramar Blast, held around the waters of the nearby island of Miramar in the Biscayne Bay well served its name.... [more]
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New York Barcelona Challenge - Estrella Damm still leading W Hotel
W Hotels continues to be successful at eating small, hard won miles from the lead of Estrella Damm and on the stretch for home to Barcelona, may provide Pachi Rivero, Toño Piris and Peter Becker with a tactical opportunity or a chance to use their strengths in light to moderate airs to nail victory in the first New York to Barcelona record challenge.... [more]
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42nd Semaine Olympique Française Hyères – 1012 registered sailors
Agence Effets Mer,
The 42nd Semaine Olympique Française Hyères (SOF) will begin on the 24th of April in Hyeres, and organisers are ready to welcome the 1012 sailors that have registered. The sailors, from no less than 58 different countries, will be taking part in the fourth leg of the Sailing World Cup, which will run until the 30th of April.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week – Great racing and excellent weather!
IRC Events,
Charleston pulled out all the stops and provided great racing and some of the best racing weather you could expect with three days of breeze, temperatures in the mid teens and bright sunshine all weekend long. And this year the event boosted their first IRC class with great boats and racing!... [more]
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Announcing Transatlantic Race and Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011
Michael Levitt,
The new Transatlantic Race 2011 and the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2011 were announced by the organizers the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Yacht Squadron, Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club. Next summer's Transatlantic is from Newport, RI to the Lizard, west of Plymouth, England and is for Racing, Racing/Cruising and Classic monohull yachts with a minimum length overall of 40 feet.... [more]
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Pete and James Melvin win Alter Cup qualifier
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Pete and James Melvin won the Area J qualifier for the 2011 Alter Cup, part of the Cat Fight regatta hosted by Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego. The win qualifies them for next year's Alter Cup, US Sailing's Multihull Championship.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Volvo Ocean Race beckons America's Cup teams
Richard Gladwell,
Today's joint announcement, in New Zealand and Spain, is maybe the first of several from established America's Cup teams entering the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race. Two things have caused substantial America's Cup teams to jump the Volvo fence.... [more]
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America's Cup team confirmed as entry in Volvo Ocean Race +Video
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Camper, the Spanish-based inter-national footwear brand, announced today that it will compete in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011-12. The campaign will be run by Emirates Team New Zealand. The yacht will be called Camper and will carry the burgees of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Real Club Náutico de Palma. Features video from the announcement in Plama and also TVNZ's Dalton interview... [more]
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Never a bad day of sailing at the CISA Clinic
Rich Roberts,
The sun never shined and the sea was lumpy despite a wind too light for whitecaps, but did that ruin anyone's day for the windup of the California International Sailing Association's 33rd annual Advanced Racing Clinic at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club?... [more]
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Peter Spike Doriean - the Friendship Ambassador
John Curnow,,
The second time you met Peter ‘Spike' Doriean, you were greeted by a big smile and you felt as though you had known this guy for ages. Such was the nature of Spike, that he endeared himself to so many souls during his 38 years.... [more]
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ICSA Friis Trophy held at Tufts - final results
Roisin Magee,
ICSA Friis Trophy held at Tufts - final results... [more]
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The America's Cup Comes to Strictly Sail Pacific
Sail America,
West Coast sailors and the public are in for a treat as the celebrated BMW Oracle Racing Team, winners of the America's Cup, comes to Jack London Square on Thursday, April 15 as part of America's Cup Day at Strictly Sail Pacific.... [more]
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