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 28 Jul 2010
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Vela Veloce is NYYC Race Week Winner

The Great Lakes major offshore racing events are drawing to a close with a slow finish on the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac race where the winds are not cooperating with the back of the fleet. The Bayview to Mackinac and Lake Ontario 300 are wrapping up their events announcing trophy winners and posting photos and videos on their website.

The young sailors participating in SailEAST, in Sydney NS, were treated to perfect conditions in the Sydney harbor. In Port Credit, participants in the Steerers' and Four Sisters regattas had to contend with more challenging Lake Ontario conditions, including getting off the water when the squalls that decimated the Lake Ontario 300 fleet came through.

Paul Cayard and crew on board Artemis had a perfect final race to clinch the regatta in the third event of the 2010 Audi MedCup in Barcelona. With Artemis leading by a single point ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand going into the final race, their odds didn't look very good when they rounded the first windward mark in eight place; Cayard and team found clear air on the downwind legs to win the Conde de Godó Trophy. The TP52 fleet heads to Cartagena next month for the fourth event in the series.

New Brunswick's Richard Oland collected his second Rolex watch this year when Vela Veloce, his Southern Cross 52, was named Overall Winner at the prestigious New York Yacht Club Race Week event in Newport, RI. Vela Veloce won IRC Class 2 with an impressive score line of four first places and two seconds, enough to be awarded the 2010 Rolex US-IRC National Champion; a great achievement from a strong supporter of IRC racing. Congratulations Richard!

See you on the water!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

2010 Lake Ontario 300 will be remembered for years to come
Brian Townsend,
Living up to its billing, sailors met with high winds, extra high winds, no winds, and light winds. The leg heading south to Ford Shoal was a tight reach in high winds and the long leg westward to Niagara was at least 80 miles tacking into the wind with a variety of conditions from light to variable mixed with a few more line squalls coming across the lake.... [more]
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Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac – Winners of 102nd edition
Chicago Yacht Club,
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac comes to a close this Tuesday, and the Race Committee had a busy night finishing all but four remaining boats last night and into the first light today.... [more]
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Near perfect conditions for SailEAST held in Sydney, NS July 21-24
Katie Nicoll,
PRO Rob Williams from Halifax, NS pulled off a near perfect regatta July 21-24 at SailEAST in Sydney, NS at the Northern Yacht Club. The sheltered waters off the yacht club were perfect for the young sailors to test their skills and compete in Optimist, Laser, Radial, and 420 sailboats.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: superb sailing performance determines Barcelona winner
Audi MedCup Media,
Artemis led the TP52 section of the regatta, by a single point, going into the one and only race of the final day. Soon after the start of the race, the odds looked suddenly to be stacked against an Artemis regatta win when they picked the wrong side of the first beat and rounded the top mark in eighth place, with their main rivals Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) in second.... [more]
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NYYC Race Week at Newport 2010 - Vela Veloce named overall winner
Media Pro Int'l for Rolex,
Southern Cross 52 Vela Veloce was determined the best performing boat and was named the 2010 Rolex US-IRC National Champion. Its owner and skipper, Richard Oland (St. John, New Brunswick, CAN), was presented with a specially engraved Rolex Yacht-Master at this evening's Rolex Gala and Awards Party held at Harbour Court.... [more]
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Internet Images Rules for Events, Sponsors and Event Photographers
Brendan Maxwell - TetraMedia,
Sailing is one of those sports which is much more followed on the Internet, than in magazines, newspapers or on television. It is therefore vital that marine events and marine industry professionals pay careful attention to the needs of Internet consumers.... [more]
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Chicago Mackinac 2010 - Mac Monday winds down and so does the wind
Christie Denson,
Monday evening of the 102nd running of the Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot, has hit a lull. Although today was a busy day finishing the first 113 boats, 229 are still racing.... [more]
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Lake Ontario 300: The story continues through photos
Jeff Chalmers,
Lake Ontario 300: The story continues through photos... [more]
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New festival aims to attract sailors and boaters to Bras d'Or Lakes
Terry Smith,
Bras d'Or Lakes Festival launched to become Canada's premier sailing, boating and cultural festival A new festival is being launched this weekend to celebrate the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes, Canada's Inland Sea on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Running from July 23 to August 8, the Bras d'Or Lakes Festival will provide two action-packed weeks of sailing, boating, music, and cultural events.... [more]
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Another Successful PCYC Race Week
Marilea McAllister,
The third week in July has come to be known as 'PCYC Race Week' at the port Credit Yacht Club and in 2010 it certainly lived up to the name. The PCYC Open on July 10 and 11 got the racing off to a wonderful start with two great days. Monday and Tuesday were much like they usually are at the club but then came Wednesday... [more]
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Sailors flock to Sydney, NS for Sail EAST
Katie Nicoll,
Day 1 of 2 days racing delivered prime breeze with little-to-no wave activity thanks to the minor change of tide direction and a an non-prevailing direction. 78 boats are on the water here, with Sailors and Coaches in attendance from host province Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.... [more]
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Five races complete on first Racing Day of 2010 CYA Sail East
Bob Pelley,
Five races were completed today in the 2010 CYA Sail East Regatta under a strong breeze at North Sydney's NYC. Racing continues tomorrow morning at 10am (ADT).... [more]
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Audi Med Cup TP52 pictures,
Audi Med Cup 2010 - Camper Regatta - action pictures from Stefano Gattini and Guido Trombetta... [more]
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Racing underway at 2010 CYA Sail East
Bob Pelley,
Racing is underway at the 2010 CYA Sail East Regatta, at Northern Yacht Club in North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Racing will run from 10:00am to 5:00pm Friday (ADT) and from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday. Race results will be posted online as soon as each race is finished. You can view the results by following the link on the NYC website ( [more]
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2010 Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships – Canadian Wrap Up
Steve McBride,
2010 Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships – Canadian Wrap Up... [more]
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Bayview Mackinac Race winners,
A total of 206 sailboats in 20 classes raced in the 2010 Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race that started under blue skies and a light 12 knot breeze and ended with a rainstorm and 20-knot gusts on Saturday in Lake Huron. All have now completed the race.... [more]
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