MedCup, European and World Championships

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 21 Jul 2010

MedCup, European and World Championships and much more

Welcome to this week's European newsletter.

Another event on the Audi MedCup Circuit is underway, the Extreme 40 World Championship has come and gone, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has concluded and the SB3 Worlds are underway. The Laser 4000 Europeans concluded as has Brest Classic Week.

Master photographer Carlo Borlenghi presented images from Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week and Luco Butta presents images from the Audi Sailing Series.

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Ben Ainslie and the University of the America's Cup
Ben Ainslie,
Team Origin and the America's Cup update comes from triple Olympic Gold Medallist and Britain's Team Origin skipper Ben Ainslie.... [more]
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Vixen sets sail to retrace Uffa Fox's historic Scandinavian Adventure
Olle Appelberg,
Vixen - Luke Yeats, Jack Gifford and Will Shepherd will be sharing one berth, so they aren't counting on much sleep. When leaving Cowes they were accompanied by Uffa Fox' 22 sq m Vigilant, the yacht that he sailed to Sweden with 80 years ago.... [more]
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Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week - Day two images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week - Day two images by Carlo Borlenghi... [more]
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Platu 25 Worlds - Greek team Modus Vivendi-3Alfa in the lead
Platu 25 Worlds,
Two races were sailed today, the Greeks on Modus Vivendi-3Alfa and the Spanish on The Collection Copel Dental got a win each in very unstable wind conditions, the breeze never going stronger than seven knots... [more]
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Leading sparmakers Southern Spars and Nordic Mast to merge
Southern Spars and Sail-World,
The Directors and Shareholders of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars have announced the merger of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars. The merger will create a combined entity with over 350 staff that will be better equipped to compete on the world stage, supplying a comprehensive range of high quality carbon fibre masts, booms and carbon rigging to meet the demands of all market sectors. Taki... [more]
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F16 Euro Challenge – Race Update Day 2
Darren Bundock,
F16 Euro Challenge – Race Update Day 2... [more]
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SB3 World Championships - Burlton clings to lead
Katie Ashworth,
Volvo Laser SB3 World Championship, with freshly split fleets, took to the water at lunchtime for races 4, 5 and 6 of the Championship. The wind arrived from the south, as per schedule.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Audi A1 reign supreme on Practice Day
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit practice day, update: TeamOrigin lead on the water from gun to gun chased by Emirates Team New Zealand but both chose to hook the wrong way round the finish line leaving the finish gun to AudiA1 powered by All4One.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour announces latest TV schedule
Media WMRT,
ISAF World Match Racing Tour - If you haven't been lucky enough to see the teams in action, we have all the details of where you can watch exclusive footage in the highlights programmes, news shows and of course live action at future events on TV channels around the world.... [more]
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Images from Cowes: British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta
Mark Lloyd,
Mark Lloyd presents a beautiful gallery of images from the opening day of the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta racing in idyllic conditions on the Solent.... [more]
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America's Cup in San Francisco a $1.4 billion anchor
SF Chronicle,
America's Cup could increase Bay Area's economy by $1.4 billion! Sailing may not be as popular as football in this country, but hosting the world's premier regatta would pack at least three times the economic punch for San Francisco as a Super Bowl.... [more]
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Classic Regatta 2010 day one - Mediterranean sailing
Justin Chisholm,
British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta 2010 competitors were treated to sailing conditions more akin to the Mediterranean than the Solent during day one racing. Some early cloud cover this morning quickly burnt away to reveal clear blue skies and by the time the fifty-two boat fleet reached the start line an idyllic ten to twelve knots breeze had developed across the entire racecourse.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie to compete in Finn at Sail for Gold regatta
Ben Ainslie,
Ben Ainslie: Last week I spent sometime sailing the Finn in Lymington, it was hard work and the body suffered a bit, however it has enabled me to get enough training in to be able to confirm I'll be competing at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy 9-14 August 2010.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race 2011 is taking shape!
Kate Jennings,
Normandy Channel Race 2011 organisation is underway following a first running of the event back in May, which was relished by all those involved.... [more]
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Brest Classic Week 2010 - A successful first edition!
Brest Classic Week's first edition came to a close this afternoon. During this final day, the 40 crews competed in a coastal course, spanning a dozen or so miles, in a 10 to 12 knot SW'ly breeze. Ultimately, Dione, a newcomer to the Classic Yacht circuit, emerged as the winner in the overall ranking in Class A, while the young crew of Bim Bam from Brest took victory in Class B.... [more]
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European 18 Footer Circuit - Upcoming regattas in Germany and Denmark
Frank Quealey,
From July 24 to August 1, the European 18ft Skiff Association will stage regattas in Travemuende (Germany) and Sonderborg (Denmark) as part of the 2010 European 18 Footer Circuit.... [more]
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Tour de France à la Voile: bye bye Atlantic
Effets Mer,
Mummaduck, the amateur Dutch boat, did win the last regatta in the Atlantic right in front the overall leader Nouvelle-Caledonie. Now the boats are being trailed on the road to the Med.... [more]
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More Images from the 470 Worlds: GBR and NED by Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon,
Top international photographer, Richard Langdon (GBR) is at the 470 World Championships at the Hague, Netherlands and provided this second gallery of images of GBR and NED competitors.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship 2010 - a thrilling finale
Extreme 40 Worlds,
Extreme 40 fleets were pushed to their limits in an exhilarating finale to the first ever World Championship. With winds gusting up to 20 knots blowing through the bay at Portoroz, Slovenia, the fleet proved exactly why these boats are called 'Extreme'.... [more]
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Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series Champion is Luca Lalli
Joy Dunigan,
Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series 2010 Champion is Luca Lalli, aboard his B-Lin Sailing Melges 32, with tactician Lorenzo Bressani and crew of Federico Michetti, Flavio Favini, Carlo Zermini, Luca Faravelli, Stefano Nicolussi and Lorenzo Del Rio. He also delivered an astounding last day performance to win the Malcesine edition of the four-part series.... [more]
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Berkhout enters the record books with fifth 470 World Championship win
James Boyd,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship - Mother nature played ball for the last day of the Championship taking place in The Hague, with brilliant sunshine and a 12 knot southwesterly breeze for the Men's and Women's medal races, held directly off the beach at the Hague.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12 offshore entente-cordiale signed for Class40
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 organisers are pleased to announce a formal partnership with French race organisers, Sirius Evènements, and their double-handed Class40 Normandy Channel Race 2011. In an agreement that exemplifies the bond within the Class40 Association, its skippers and the association's events, the Normandy Channel Race will provide an opportunity for GOR entries.... [more]
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Girl Power versus Generation Next in Viper battle
Darren Bundock,
2B Sailing - While former round the world team-mates Carolijn Brouwer and Liz Wardley are hoping Girl Power will sweep them to their second major win as a Viper team, multiple Olympic medallist Darren Bundock will be relying on youthful exuberance and enthusiasm to keep at bay a rising tide of young sailing talent.... [more]
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Match Race decides 2010 Womens World 470 Championship
The first race, for the Mens title had already been decided ahead of the Medal Race. However that was not the case with the Women and only a single point separated the two top crews The New Zealand crew of Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie led the regatta with 23pts. Their lowest score, save for a broken halyard in race 6, was a fourth and they were able to discard the did not finish score.... [more]
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Melges 32 Series Malcesine – Race seven and eight images
Max Ranchi,
Melges 32 Malcesine – Sunday's race seven and eight images... [more]
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Yngling Open European Youth Championship win to Danish team
Jacqueline Laumans,
Yngling Open European Youth Championship. Conditions were tough, creating a big gap between the leading group and the rest of the fleet. For the youth (up to 21) sailors this event was the perfect warming up for the Yngling Open World Championships from 18 until 23 July.... [more]
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Images from Prince of Wales Cup - The Flying Fourteens
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman, presents a gallery of images from the Prince of Wales Cup sailed at Hayling Island Sailing Club. The Int 14 websites reports: After a frustrating first day on Thursday when gale force winds kept the fleet ashore the 14 fleet hoped that Friday would bring better conditions for the PoW race, the historic event was sailed on Saturday, two days late.... [more]
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Laser 4000 European Championship - All British podium
Fraglia Vela Riva,
Laser 4000 European Championship concluded today with eleven good, fast and clean races.... [more]
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470 Worlds - Belcher and Page the 2010 World Champions
James Boyd,
A return to World Cup fever overcame the British camp today at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship, when after the opening race in the Men's fleet 23 year old Skandia Team GBR crew Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell moved into the lead position with double world champions Nic Asher and Elliot Willis second. This was the first time at this regatta that the Australians Matt Belcher and Malcolm Page... [more]
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B14 World Championship title win to Australia's Bancroft and Grace
Yann Audic,
B14 World Championship going to defending champion Guy Bancroft with new crew David Grace from McCrae YC in Australia. The next B14 Worlds are scheduled for January 2012 in Perth, Western Australia.... [more]
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European Laser 4000 Championships – Great Britain still leads,
European Laser 4000 Championships at Fraglia Vela Riva has only one day left and nine rounds have already been raced.... [more]
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Cork Week 2010 - Day five images from Ingrid Abery - Part three
Ingrid Abery,
Cork Week 2010 - Day five imagery from Ingrid Abery - Part three... [more]
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Images from Medemblijk: IFDS Worlds - 2.4 class
Sander van der Borch,
Top international photographer Sander van der Borch presents a gallery of images taken of the competitors in the 2.4 class at the IFDS Worlds sailed in Medemblijk, Netherlands. We've tried to feature a few closeups, so Sail-World readers can see the conditions and issues under which these sailors compete, and how their yachts are adapted.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - Penultimate day
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships penultimate day saw shifty winds in Istanbul. For the third day in a row the Istanbul sun burned down on the Marmara Sea and competitors were held ashore until the winner of the battle between the land breeze and the sea breeze was decided.... [more]
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America's Cup organizers plan lab experiment off Valencia
BMW Oracle Racing,
America's Cup - monohull or multihull? With that question in mind, event planners have scheduled four days of trials here to develop methods for making the racing more enthralling for fans, more challenging for crews and better portrayed on television screens around the world.... [more]
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Dragon Grand Prix Germany - Transbunker outstanding winner
Manuela Libor,
Dragon Grand Prix 2010 finished today among perfect weather and wind conditions. 186 Dragon sailors out of 11 Nations fought during four race days and for seven races for the crown of the Grand Prix winner.... [more]
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Olympic Stars to inspire 500 young sailors
Andrew Jasper,
Nearly 500 young sailors from around the world will be descending upon the National Sailing Academy at Weymouth from next Friday the 23rd July for the UK's largest Optimist sailing event – The 49th Volvo Musto Optimist British National and Open Championship.... [more]
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Tour de France a la Voile - Race win for American Groovederci team
Tour de France à la Voile,
Tour de France à la Voile. The winner was Groovederci. A great result for the American team led by Deneen Demourkas. For sure, sailing with no wind is something you want to avoid even though Groovederci made the best of it. It is the first time the American team have succeeded in this offshore race.... [more]
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International 470 Class Association President Kassarov latest news
470 Class,
International 470 Class Association has introduced some new measures for the present Delta Lloyd World Championship in the Hague after classes are attempting more than ever to maintain their spot in the Olympic Games.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships - Globalising the 470
Delta Lloyd 470 News,
ISAF Olympic Commission report the number of nations taking part was identified as being one of the shortcomings of sailing as an Olympic sport. For example at this week's 470 World Championships there are 39 nations represented. This is a very high number when compared to other events in sailing, but up against other Olympic sports it is small.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship - Hagara brothers on day one
Emily Caroe,
Extreme 40 World Championship competitors, the Hagara brothers, demonstrated their sibling rivalry is as strong as ever as they stole the show in the first day.... [more]
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