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 01 Jun 2010
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Leopard3 Transatlantic Record Attempt

A Pacific Northwest tradition was maintained this past weekend with the 67th running of the 2010 Swiftsure International Race at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club on beautiful Vancouver Island. As is typically the case, conditions varied from gear-braking 30 knots at the start to winds shutting down later on the weekend, forcing most entries to retire before crossing the finish line in Victoria.

With approximately 300 miles to go to New York city, the race is back in the Atlantic for the Clipper Round the World fleet after a few days of very light and frustrating conditions. Cape Breton Island is currently trailing leader Uniquely Singapore by a few miles but a drag race is on!

ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Mike Slade, crossed the start line at Ambrose Light outside New York City on Saturday to begin her attempt on the 2,925 nautical mile monohull transatlantic speed record of 6 days, 17 hrs and 52 minutes held by Mari Cha IV. Her attempt can be followed live at

See you soon on the water!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

67th Swiftsure Predictably Unpredictable
Swiftsure Media,
Gear buster to drifter, the 67th Swiftsure proved challenging for its competitors. Despite the cool and breezy conditions at Clover Point, Swiftsure enthusiasts turned out for the 28th annual Fairfield Gonzales Community Association Swiftsure Breakfast, and to take in the Swiftsure start sequence. The Canadian Navy HMCS Whitehorse was capably serving as the start boat for this year's race.... [more]
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Canadian Albacore Association: 2010 Season Begins
Ken Yamazaki,
The season has finally begun! The weekly Friday Toronto club series began on May 7th and the first two races of the Harbour Master series were held on May 24th.... [more]
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Spirit of Canada Sailing Team Update - Day 4
Spirit of Canada Media,
The crew and I are settling in nicely on day four of the transatlantic from Port La Foret to Lunenburg, NS. The SW wind that we are experiencing is helping us to make some good headway, the crew are very surprised as to how much of the sailing is upwind work. We have hit all the conditions in the last four days, big wind and waves, no wind, rain and like today; beautiful sunshine.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Changing conditions provides fantastic sailing
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper Update: After the inevitable frustrations of the very light conditions of the past few days, over the last 24 hours the conditions have changed to produce some fantastic downwind sailing and, with the forecast for the next 24 hours showing the winds strengthening, the race to New York is on.... [more]
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ICAP Leopard begins Transatlantic Record Attempt
Pitch PR,
ICAP Leopard has started her 2,925 nautical mile monohull transatlantic speed record attempt. Starting in 15 knots of wind, ICAP Leopard will head north to hook into a weather system developing over Nova Scotia this weekend.... [more]
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Spirit of Canada at Sea
Spirit of Canada Media,
Today at 17.00hr GMT the new ECO 60 Spirit of Canada sailed out of from Port La Foret, France and into the beginning of the first training session that will take the crew from France to Nova Scotia. Under sunny skies and 15 knots of breeze from the North they began their 2489nm sail. The boat is performing well and the crew are getting adjusted to being at sea.... [more]
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ISAF Race Officials Committee Report 33rd Americas Cup
ISAF Media Unit,
On 15 April the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) referred to the ISAF Race Officials Committee (ROC) reports from the ISAF-appointed International Jury Chairman and the ISAF-appointed Principal Race Officer for the 33rd America's Cup.... [more]
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Green Light for ICAP Leopard
Alex Mills,
ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Helical Bar PLC chief executive Mike Slade, today announced the required weather window for her record attempt has finally arrived. She will leave New York on Saturday 29th May in her bid to become the fastest monohulled sailing vessel ever to cross the Atlantic.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Jamaica to New York - Neck and neck racing
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 update: Neck and neck racing to the Scoring Gate provided some anxious moments for those on board the leading four boats as they closed in on the points prizes on offer. For Edinburgh Inspiring Capital, their hard work was rewarded with their first Scoring Gate point of the Clipper 09-10 campaign, having come tantalisingly close several times in previous races.... [more]
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SailTV: Louis Vuitton Trophy - Live and Replay
See live and replay coverage of the second round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy at La Maddalena, Sardinia. The event is now being covered with video and we are seeing some spectacular images. Live and replay coverage of the second event on the World Match Race tour, German Match Race, at Lake Constance is also available from the same menu, along with the Audi MedCup from Cascais.... [more]
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