Waiting for the wind - Semaine Olympique Francaise 2010 Jean-Marie Liot - SailingOne
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 28 April 2010.
Like a Grande Dame rising the morning after a gin too many, the America's Cup has pulled back the drapes on the yachting world. She now stands blinking in the bright sunlight of sailing events, not bedeviled by two and a half years of legal acrimony followed by the inebriation of two months' victory parades.
On 6 May, in Italy, a Press Conference will be held on the 34th America's Cup.
Quite what will be revealed at that event is the subject of speculation, by some media including Sail-World, which we run in this edition. The Press Conference will be not so notable for what is said, but more for what happens next.
Will the 20 odd America's Cup teams, that rocked up for the 33rd America's Cup when it was a multi challenger event be galvanised into action?
470 racing on Day three of Semaine Olympique Francais at Hyeres, 2010 Guillaume Durand
Or, will the Fair Lady of sailing, say little, and go back for some more sleep, leaving the Volvo Ocean Races, World Match Racing Tours, Round the World and Trans-Oceanic Races and the rest of what has now become mainstream Grand Prix sailing, to get on with what they have done pretty well for the past three years?
Finn - Semaine Olympique Francaise 2010 Guillaume Durand
We'll give our thoughts before the 6 May, but more along the lines of the shape of the next event, rather than what makes good sailing television.
Right now, the Auld Mug needs an adrenalin shot, not a cup of strong black coffee.
In Hyeres, the US team is performing with difficultly in the light airs, of Semaine Olympique Francais the fourth round of the ISAF World Sailing Cup. The top US sailors lie in the top ten in three classes, Finn, Womens 470 and Womens Match Racing. In the case of the 470 Women only five races have been possible in four days, which is hardly riveting stuff.
Make sure you catch the story about the top Canadian Laser sailor who was able to rescue a kiteboarder at 2:30 am after a three and a half hour water search in a coach boat. The kiteboarder had been in the water for seven hours when David found him.
You don't have to wait for an emergency to test your survival skills - try the Coastguard Boating Education Services module, in this newsletter, on kayaking safety and check your skills without getting your feet wet. It is New Zealand orientated, but still a very good online test of your knowledge.
Erin rasied from the bottom of Bermuda's Great Sound. The J24 sloop sank in Race 5 of Bermuda International Invitational Race Week.
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Bermuda Race Week J24 Erwin sunk on Tuesday - will race Thursday Talbot Wilson, Tim Patton and his crew from Bermuda Marine Services rescued the J24 Erwin from the bottom of Bermuda's Great Sound today. The boat sank Tuesday in Race 5 of the J24 Class competition in Bermuda International Invitational Race week. Basically undamaged she will be racing again tomorrow... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: The Myth of Monohulls AmericasCupView.blogspot.com, The multihulls we watched in America's Cup 33 were amazing, well, at least one of them. The boat that won. BMWOracle's trimaran USA. Now the yacht club that sponsored BMWOracle Racing, Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco (GGYV), with an assist from its challenger partner, Club Nautico di Roma (ITA), has apparently formulated the protocol for America's Cup 34, and will be announcing it soon.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series - French sailing stars meet Extreme Sailing Series, The biggest French multihull sailing champions will meet once again in the five-round 2010 Extreme Sailing Series. Loick Peyron, holder of the most multihull championship titles, Yann Guichard, a favourite for the forthcoming Route de Rhum, and Franck Cammas, who convincingly won the Jules Verne Trophy just one month ago, will meet on the water for the first time this year on 27 May at the first e... [more] Share this story
Audi MedCup Circuit returns to Portugal for the fourth year Audi MedCup Circuit, The most hard-fought and closely matched circuit featuring the cutting edge TP52 and GP42 Series will compete between the 11th and 16th of May, for the Portugal Trophy at the first Audi MedCup Circuit of 2010.... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10 – San Francisco to Panama – Day eight Clipper Ventures PLC, 'We are eagerly awaiting the return of Qingdao,' says Team Finland's Rob McInally. 'What have they managed to pull out of the hat? We have been having fairly good runs in regard to the rest of the fleet and all have seemed to slow of late, other than the relentless California, but what did Hannah do with the Dragon Wagon?'... [more] Share this story
Former competitor joins the Clipper Ventures race management team Velux 5 Oceans Media, Clipper Ventures have confirmed Alan Nebauer as Assistant Race Director for the VELUX 5 OCEANS 2010-11. The experienced yachtsman, who finished fourth in Class II in the 1994 BOC Challenge, will work closely with the Race Director, fellow Australian David Adams. Adams and Nebauer will be responsible for the organisation of all on water activities in the race, assuring safety at sea and a smooth ra... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Announcement in Rome next week Richard Gladwell, An announcement will be made in Rome, next week on arrangements for the 34th America's Cup. In a brief joint statement the Challenger, Club Nautico de Roma (ITA) and the Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club (USA) advised that the Press Conference would be held on 6 May 2010.... [more] Share this story
Can Cirillo hold on to Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series lead? International Melges 32 Class, The second stage of the 2010 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series takes place this weekend, April 30 - May 2 on the western coast of Italy hosted by Club Nautico Scarlino.... [more] Share this story
Northwest Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women's Champs Scott Wilson, Races got underway just before 11am on Saturday in a stiff SSE breeze of 14-17 knots. There was plenty of chop and current to contest with on the modified windward/leeward course.... [more] Share this story
Women's Match Racing to see its busiest year yet WIMRA Media, With nearly 80 events on the WIMRA calendar, the organization is increasing events at an astonishing rate with less than a dozen events at its inception in 1996, to its current calendar of almost 80 events worldwide. Events are continually added to the WIMRA calendar and 2010 is shaping up to be the best racing year yet.... [more] Share this story
Semaine Olympique Francaise – No sailing for Team Tunnicliffe Anna Tunnicliffe, Despite the wind coming in for a couple of hours, it didn't last very long, and therefore, there was no sailing for Team Tunnicliffe today at the Semaine Olympique Francaise. We were scheduled to be the third group to sail, with each group ahead of us each sailing three flights first. Group C finished their round with great wind, maybe up to 10 knots of breeze.... [more] Share this story
Bermuda International Invitational - J24 Erin sinks in 30 knot broach Talbot Wilson, It was Winds one, Yachts zero today as Tim Lynch's J24, Erin, took a death roll and sank on the last leg of race five of Bermuda International Invitational Race Week regatta. Erin was flying downwind under spinnaker in 30 knots of wind on Bermuda's Great Sound. She took a knockdown and stuck her mast in the water. The cockpit and cabin flooded almost immediately.... [more] Share this story
2010 Antigua Sailing Week – Day 3 and the racing gets even better Sue Pelling, Three days into the regatta, the situation is really starting to hot up now in many of the fleets including Racing 1 where Tom and Dotty Hill's custom Reichel/Pugh 75 Titan 15 and Niklas Zennstrom's 72ft Judel Vrolijk-designed Ran, together with Austin Fragomen's, JV52 Interlodge, and Ron O'Hanley's Farr 50 Privateer are enjoying some of the closest racing... [more] Share this story
Semaine Olympique Francaise - Snail pace in Hyères Agence Effets Mer, Every race counts in Hyères! The 2010 SOF Hyères – Toulon Provence Méditerranée, fourth event in the ISAF Sailing Wold Cup circuit, has reached its half way mark but the programme is well behind schedule with few races sailed in each class.... [more] Share this story
RC44 Austria Cup - First day of training on Katusha Paul Cayard, After a quick trip to Moscow on Sunday and Sochi yesterday, to work on a Russian Louis Vuitton Trophy event in 2011, I arrived in Austria late last night.... [more] Share this story
On-line Kayaking Safety tuition at Coastguard Boating Education Coastguard Boating Education ., Coastguard Boating Education now have available the first of a new series of online, interactive education modules.Small craft, inclusive of Kayak and powered water craft currently represent the fastest growing sector of the market with their users over represented in the drowning statistics.... [more] Share this story
Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association Women's Qualifier Sean Wilson, On Saturday despite a grim forecast the rain held out in the morning and we were able to get 10 races off. Winds were around eight miles per hour and slowly clocked left throughout the day.... [more] Share this story
Introducing the Susan Hood Trophy Race LO300 Media, The Lake Ontario 300 Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to the Susan Hood Trophy Race at the Port Credit Yacht Club. Scheduled to run on Friday evening, June 4th; competing yachts are typically back at PCYC mid day or during the afternoon of the following day. This is the first great race of the season!... [more] Share this story
Antigua Sailing Week - Day two Sue Pelling, Light to moderate winds from the east and scorching sunshine made for yet another sparkling day on the water for day two of Antigua Sailing Week (24- 30 April 2010).... [more] Share this story
How the Southern Yacht Club rebounded from Katrina - lessons learned Jake Fish / US Sailing, The Southern Yacht Club (SYC) is the country's second oldest yacht club. Founded in 1849 in Pass Christian, Miss., the club relocated to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, La. in 1857. The clubhouse has been rebuilt four times since making the move. The most recent reconstruction was the most challenging and emotional transition the club has ever faced in its long, storied history.... [more] Share this story
Miracle Kiteboarder rescue in Mexico John Bertrand and Keith Taylor, David Wright, a top Canadian Laser sailor, who is training at the International Sailing Academy in La Cruz, Mexico, rescued a downed kiteboarder at 2:30 am today after a three and a half hour water search in Academy's coach boat. The kiteboarder had been in the water for seven hours when David found him.... [more] Share this story
Semaine Olympique Francaise - Light conditions continue Agence Effets Mer, Light conditions prevailed again in Hyeres, forcing the sailors to wait ashore for a timid sea breeze. Racing started at 1400 for most classes except the Women Match Racing, which started earlier in order to try and complete their first round robin.... [more] Share this story
Semaine Olympique Française - Zach Railey wins only race for Finns Robert Deaves, For the third time in a row, the Finns lost their opening race at a major regatta. After losing the opening day in both Miami and Palma, on Sunday it was the turn of the SOF Hyeres, the fourth leg of the 2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup.... [more] Share this story
South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association – Women's Champions Allison Jolly, Five teams sailed on Tampa Bay in warm, mid-80 temperatures and southerly winds of 14-16 knots with gusts in the 20s. With racing on Sunday only, and a forecast for deteriorating conditions, report time was advanced to 8am.... [more] Share this story
All New England Women's Team Michael O'Connor, The New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association announced the members of the 2010 All New England Women's Team at the conclusion of the New England Women's Championship hosted by Brown University.... [more] Share this story
Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing - Women's Dinghy Championships ICSA, Congratulations to the Stanford University Team of Eliza Richartz, Rebecca King, Hannah Burroughs and Megan Grove for winning the 2010 PCCSC Women's Dinghy Conference Championship.... [more] Share this story
Abby Sunderland is sailing towards Cape Town, ending non-stop quest Nancy Knudsen, 16-year-old Californian sailor Abby Sunderland is heading for Cape Town for repairs to her auto-pilot, thus ending her quest to complete a non-stop unassisted circumnavigation.... [more] Share this story
Foiling Moths – the DevelopMENTAL class - Part Two John Curnow, In Part One of Foiling Moths – the developmental class, we saw how the newly crowned World Champion, Simon Payne has, in fact, had a 30-year love affair with Moths. This sharp witted 45-year-old does not see his age as a barrier to success, but rather an avenue of experience on which to draw, when undertaking great projects.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Oracle Data Mining supports crew and BMW ORACLE Racing Jeff Erickson, BMW ORACLE Racing's victory in the America's Cup challenge was a lesson in sailing skill, as one of the world's most experienced crews reached speeds as fast as 30 knots. But if you listen to the crew in their postrace interviews, you'll notice that what they talk about is technology. 'The story of this race is in the technology,' says Ian Burns, design coordinator for BMW ORACLE Racing.... [more] Share this story
The 2010 Intrepid Trophy - Results ICSA, The 2010 Intrepid Trophy began with a talented field, great race committee and outstanding umpires all with nothing to do as the wind forgot to show up for the morning.... [more] Share this story
2010 Farr 40 World Final Results www.Sail-World.com, Massimo Mezzaroma and Alberto Signorini have guided their Italian entry Nerone to a Championship win in the 2010 Farr 40 Worlds in the Dominican Republic today. Full results here.... [more] Share this story
Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women's Championsh ICSA, The 2010 MAISA Women's started with a light Easterly breeze and one race was completed in the Severn river off the Robert Crown centre before the wind died completely and the fleet sailed in for an early lunch break.... [more] Share this story
San Diego Yacht Club - Yachtswoman of the year - Molly O'Bryan Anna, Team Tunnicliffe, Last weekend Molly was recognized at the San Diego Yacht Club's Opening Day as the San Diego Association of Yacht Clubs 2009 Yachtswoman of the Year (SDAYC).... [more] Share this story
Award-winning author William H. White to speak at Mystic Seaport Mystic Seaport, Award-winning author, historian and life-long sailor William H. White will speak at the final program of the 2010 Maritime Author Series at Mystic Seaport Wednesday, April 28, from 5:30 – 7:30pm... [more] Share this story
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