From C Class Cats to Gold Cups

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 31 Aug 2010

Apart from the perfectly normal - but no less interesting - news (Little America's Cup, new L'Hydroptere in the water, Youth Olympic Games etc) there has been a rash of uninformed and inaccurate stories popping up - Tianjin is going to build 3,000 wet berths in the next five minutes, and Nha Trang is set to welcome 250 entries in the next Vietnam Race. In dhows, apparently. They are here for amusement value, and also to give an indication of the level of fluff that we sift through on a regular basis!

Guy Nowell, Editor

Little America's Cup: C Class Cats - Canadians successful
New York Yacht Club,
Canadians Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke, the defenders of the International C-Class Catamaran Trophy – sailed at the NYYC's Harbour Court -- won the first match race today with Canaan; they beat Australians Glenn Ashby and James Spithill on Alpha by about five minutes in light winds.... [more]
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Xiamen expects to be China's yacht hub,
With the reputation of 'Garden on the Sea', Xiamen is accelerating the yacht industry layout and policy promotion from yacht production and sales to yacht life in recent years and has realized the crossover of developing from yacht industry to yacht economy, which makes Xiamen a new and outstanding light spot in Western Taiwan Straits Economic Zone.... [more]
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Vietnam to welcome two international yacht races
VietNamNet Bridge,
The Hong Kong-Nha Trang International Yacht Race 2010 and an international yacht festival entitled 'Yacht, Sea, Sun' are scheduled to take place in October in Nha Trang and in December in Phan Thiet. The race in Nha Trang will attract 200-250 domestic and foreign racers from Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and several countries in Europe and America.... [more]
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Tianjin to build 3,000 berths by the end of 2011 and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The municipal government of Tianjin said it plans to build 3,000 permanent berths by the end of 2011. The coastal city in northeastern China said it would help meet the demands of the region's fast-developing yachting industry.... [more]
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Jelik 5: full of Oriental Promise.
Team Jelik,
Last weekend Jelik 5, with a young Chinese crew, posted a second place finish overall in the IRC Div A of Hebe Haven Yacht Club's Typhoon Series 2010. The HHYC Typhoon Series is one of the most popular sailing events in Hong Kong, attracting over 70 entries, and taking place on alternate weekends through June to August each year.... [more]
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Unveiling of l'Hydroptè
Presse Hydroptère,
l'Hydroptè follows the same principle. As a trial lab, she will help conceiving l'Hydroptère maxi whose purpose is to beat the most famous oceanic records and to follow Jules Verne's vision: Flying around the planet. Three boats to attempt all major records: Pure speed, Atlantic crossing, Pacific crossing and circumnavigation.... [more]
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Hobie 16 World Championships - Le Gal and Obert new World Champions
Paul Pascoe,
Hobie 16 World Championships - The final day of racing ended with more volleyball than sailing, as the wind failed to materialise and racing was called off at 3pm by the PRO, David Brookes.... [more]
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2010 Finn Gold Cup underway in San Francisco
Robert Deaves,
2010 Finn Gold Cup - Beginning with a flag parade by all 29 nations represented, the opening ceremony was attended by consul generals of about 10 nations and introduced by regatta chairman and former Finn sailor John Callahan.... [more]
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RS:X Worlds: Hurry up and Wait - then some racing
RS:X Media,
It was a 'Hurry Up and Wait' sort of a day for the opening round of the Olympic windsurfer RS:X Worlds, in Denmark The men went out to race as scheduled for an 1100hrs start. The yellow group were called into the starting area and after one general recall, they started under a black flag with Ivan Pastor ESP7 called OCS.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Day 4: Guichard secures victory at Kiel
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Yann Guichard and his crew on Groupe Edmond de Rothschild have won the third round in Kiel with a race to spare – an unusual occurrence on this circuit that normally sees every event go to the wire in the final double points race. However, there was no stopping Guichard who took control of the German event yesterday.... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland 2010 - First victory for Groupama
Kate Jennings,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland 2010 - It was at 1126 hours BST on Sunday that Franck Cammas and his ten crew took victory off the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. By covering the 1,802 miles in 5 days 21 hours and 26 minutes at an average speed of 12.74 knots, the French crew considerably improved on the best time over this course.... [more]
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Groupama sets new record for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race
Trish Jenkins,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2010 - Volvo Open 70, Groupama, crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron Line today at 11.26.55 (BST) to claim line honours and take both the race and course records.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2010 – John Bertrand has won the World Championships,
Etchells World Championship 2010 Howth Ireland. It's the final day, with two races to be sailed to decide the 2010 title.... [more]
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Images from Newport: Little America's Cup - the Flying C's
George Bekris,
Photographer George Bekris was on the water for the Little America's Cup being contested in Newport RI, and submitted this stunning image gallery of the racing.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy - Frozen in the heat
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The long wait, in stiflingly hot temperatures, proved to be in vain and the race committee sent the GP42 Series and the TP52 Series fleet back across an almost glassy sea to the historic harbour in Cartagena at just before 1600hrs.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour St. Moritz Match Cup - Defending Champ ready
Defending World Match Racing Champion, Adam Minoprio and his ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing team are looking to put their nearest rivals to the sword at the St. Moritz Match Cup next week as the business end of the Tour gets underway.... [more]
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24.8.10 - Boatspeed Claims Another World Record
Kerrie Auckett,
Skipper Frenchman Sidney Gavignet needed to maintain an average speed over 11.86 knots (22 kmph) in order to break the record. Oman Air Majan maintained an amazing average speed of 16.081 knots (30 kmph) for the 1,787 miles course (2,876 km).... [more]
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Youth Olympic Games Medals decided in Singapore
ISAF Media,
Eleven different nations won medals at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. The Youth Olympic Games have been widely acclaimed as an outstanding success and Singapore have been wonderful hosts.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Artemis set pace in Practice Race in Cartagena
MedCup Media and Sail-World,
Artemis, winners of last month's Camper Regatta – Conde de Godó Trophy – Barcelona, suggested today that they might have lost nothing of their momentum when they comfortably won today's official Practice Race for the TP52 Series at the Caja Mediterráneo Region of Murcia Trophy off Cartagena.... [more]
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Round Britain and Ireland record smashed by Oman Air Majan!
Into the Blue,
Round Britain and Ireland record has been impressively smashed. At 09:03:55 GMT today (24/08/10) skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA) on-board Oman Air Majan crossed the finish line off Lizard Point, Cornwall to smash the single handed Round Britain and Ireland record. The A100 trimaran broke the existing record held by Thomas Coville by a massive one day 15 hours 30 minutes and 44 seconds.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club &,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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