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 05 May 2010
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Wednesday. May 6th will see an important America's Cup 34 press conference in Italy; you can trust Sail-World to bring you the details! Can we anticipate a multi-challenger event and a return to monohulls; we'll find out pretty soon...

The entire Clipper fleet is finding it challenging to keep the boats moving in the absence of wind on the way to Panama; everywhere, sails are hanging vertically under blistering sun.

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Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day 15
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Team Finland, second behind Spirit of Australia in the overall standings, has climbed another rung on the leader board in the last 24 hours, nosing ahead of Edinburgh Inspiring Capital who has put in a solid performance on this race.... [more]
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America's Cup teams to race at Cowes week 2010
Michelle Warner,
The 1851 Cup will bring together some of the world's greatest sailors at the world's largest sailing regatta and re-ignite and build interest in match racing in large yachts in British waters again.... [more]
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British Teams Dominate Day 1 of Fireball Worlds
Noah Purves-Smith,
The leaderboard was filled with teams from Great Britain on day 1 of the 2010 Fireball World Championships. Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend continued their strong performance with another first in Race 1, while their compatriots Matt Findlay and Richard Anderton won Race 2. In fact, British teams held down the top 7 spots in Race 1.... [more]
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Jessica Watson: Keeping the Record Straight
Nancy Knudsen.,
As a publication for sailors, not the general public, it behoves us to be accurate about 'round the world' records. When Jessica sails into Sydney Harbour in May, she may have survived her voyage with bravery and skill, and be on her way to fame and fortune, but she will not have taken Jesse Martin's round-world record from him.... [more]
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Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend Win Fireball International Week
Noah Purves-Smith,
Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend have won the 2010 Fireball International Week regatta with two first place finishes on the final day of racing. Chips described the racing as picture perfect conditions – a strong breeze, warm water, nice waves, sunshine, and enough shifts to make the racing tactically challengi... [more]
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Bermuda International Invitational - Snyder takes J24's
Talbot Wilson,
Scott Snyder from Colorado was the only international winner in all five classes. He and his crew from Colorado and New York took first place in the J24 Class.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: 34th America's Cup - Just do it!
Richard Gladwell,
The Media Conference next week in Rome is now expected to set the timelines and procedure for the consultative process, which will be a forerunner to the Protocol and opening of the entry window for the 34th America's Cup. That probably points to a Match date in 2014, venue will likely be San Francisco, as the mood seems to favour a home stadium option. Boat - probably a monohull in the 70... [more]
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Ready - Set - Inflate! For the World's Record Life Jacket Inflation!
Heather Robertson,
The Store - Mason's Chandlery is getting to 'Ready - Set - Inflate' their inflatable PFDs to launch Safe Boating Awareness Week. Join The Store staff on Thursday, May 20th at 10:45am to set the record at 11AM. Bring your own PFD and receive a discount coupon for a new refill cartridge. The Store - Mason's Chandlery is located in Port Credit Harbour Marina, Mississauga. [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week – The battle for supremacy continues
Sue Pelling,
On courses set to the west of Falmouth Harbour entrance at Rendezvous Bay, Division A were treated to a couple of windward/leeward-style races which saw Tom and Dotty Hill's custom Reichel/Pugh 75 Titan 15 and Ran, plus Ron O'Hanley's Farr 50 Privateer and Austin Fragomen's, JV52 Interlodge continue their week-long, two-horse, respective battles.... [more]
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America's Cup: Announcement in Rome next week - Updated
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]
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Ten teams front for Louis Vuitton Trophy at La Maddalena, Sardinia
Louis Vuitton Trophy and WSTA Media,
The best sailors in the world will be in Italy later this month as Sardinia prepares to host 10 top sailing teams at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena from 22nd May through 6th June. Three Italian entries, including the host Mascalzone Latino Audi Team, Azzurra and Luna Rossa will be battling with teams such as the Defender of the America's Cup, BMW ORACLE Racing... [more]
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TEAMORGIN continues tradition with Salthouse Boatbuilders
Richard Gladwell,
When the Audi MedCup fleet crosses the start line for the first event Cascais, Portugal, next week, most eyes will be on the performance of TEAMORIGIN. The new TP52, helmed by triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, was launched from the Salthouse Boatbuilders yard in Auckland in March, during the 2010 Louis Vuitton Trophy. TEAM ORIGIN is the first venture into the white hot TP52 circuit... [more]
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Hong Kong Maritime Museum celebrates seafaring
Jeni Bone,
One of the hidden attractions of Hong Kong – tucked away in Stanley, with none of the neon lights of Nathan Road nor the allure of the cuisine and culture of Kowloon – is the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. But it's a must see, just the same.... [more]
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Simpson Marine rising with the fortunes of China
Jeni Bone,
After 25 years in Hong Kong and Asia, Mike Simpson is a veteran on the local marine scene. In that time, he and his team have grown the company to become the largest yacht broker and dealer in Asia, providing comprehensive yacht services from Taipei to Thailand, in eight offices with around 60 staff.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing - The Beginning
Ian Thomson,
SOS Ocean Racing is about raising awareness of the damage plastic bags do to our environment. Ian Thomson mission is to raise awareness to make the every day Australian think before they use plastic bags, to reduce the usage if they can, if they can't, to reuse and eventually recycle them. He will do this by setting a new world record for solo non-stop circumnavigation of Australia.... [more]
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RC 44 Austria Cup - Sea Dubai put on a show to be proud of
Dubai International Marine Club,
With no racing the previous day and only four races at the helm of Sea Dubai, Harm Muller Spreer and the team put on a show to be proud of on the last day of the RC44 Austria Cup.... [more]
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Tasmania's best women sailors lining up on River Derwent
Peter Campbell,
Two young national sailing champions will be among many of Tasmania's best women sailors competing in the Sargiso Jewellers Women's Fleet Racing Regatta... [more]
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2010 Sail Mooloolaba championship - Twelve SB3 crews accept NOR
Ian Grant,
Up to twelve SB3 crews including Mooloolaba's Lauren Calder and her all female Audi Sunshine Coast racing team have accepted the Notice of Race documents confirming they will gain test their tactical skill in a boat on boat match race for honours against some of Australia's leading male one-design class racing skippers.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day twelve
Clipper Ventures PLC,
With every day that passes the humidity levels are increasing as the mercury on the thermometer rises, and this is making life on-board uncomfortable for all the crews. Jenner reports that on Qingdao the nav station is now being referred to as the 'nav oven.'... [more]
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