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 09 Sep 2010

A new World Champion and a busy time for dinghy sailors

Welcome to this week's edition of our Sail-World.com UK newsletter.

A busy time for the RS Association with various classes holding their championships. Reports and results on our website.

The B14 Nationals were held at Sunderland Yacht Club while Barnt Green SC hosted the Enterprise U21 Youth Nationals, and the Phantom East Coast Championships were conducted at Burnham.

Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell collected a bronze at the 470 European Championships, the Laser Worlds concluded at Hayling Island, Ian Williams placed second at the St Moritz Match Cup and congratulations to Ed Wright who took the big one - the Finn World Championship!

Internationally the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is underway in Porto Cervo, there is a new Alpen Cup Champion, the ORCi World Championship competitors at the Flensburger Segler Club (FSC) are battling high winds and the Danish Open Match Cup, in Bornholm, Denmark is about to commence.

The Volvo Ocean Race has appointed Rick Deppe to Associate Producer and Media Crew Member (MCM) Manager role for the next event. Be sure to check out the great vision on our website.

We have image galleries from events around the this week, well worth a look, and don't forget the vision and images from the Ladies PWA Final Tour event of the year.

Have a great week!

Sail-World.com Team

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - Out of the Cannon and gone
Jill Campbell,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - What had the makings of a mammoth encounter between the dark side of mother nature and the maxi yacht class, on day three, turned out to be far happier collision than expected, following some quick thinking by the Race Committee. The forecast weather for today was always tainted with unpredictability.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - The Best of Rick Deppe - Video and Images
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race HQ has a new Associate Producer and Media Crew Member (MCM) Manager for the 2011-12 race, Rick Deppe will manage the media crew. Deppe will have a hand in production and will work with the onboard media crew both before and throughout the nine-month odyssey, helping the new MCMs do the best job possible in the tough conditions for which the Volvo Ocean Race is renowned.... [more]
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Sail Sydney notice of race now online
Di Pearson Sail Sydney Media,
Sail Sydney notice of race now online - Round 2 of the Sail Downunder Series, Sail Sydney is one of only two ISAF Grade 1 events in Australia and the big news is that for the first time, the regatta will be run during weekdays only, from 6-9 December, making it a fairer playing field for all.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final – Day Five
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Valerie Arrighetti claims the final event trophy of the year at the first ever all-women's event in Almanarre, but it's Karin Jaggi who takes home the 2010 world title on a perfect day on the Mediterranean coast... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Bohemia Express and Patent 3 maintain lead
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi World Championship - Yesterday's strong easterly breeze built up to be even stronger today in the 44-mile middle-distance offshore race, hosted by the Flensburger Segler Club (FSC), as the fleet withstood winds of 25-30 knots, gusting to near 40 knots.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - a Worlds qualifier
John Roberson,
Sunseeker Australia Cup, to be sailed on the Swan River in November, has been confirmed as the final qualifying event for the final event in the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Championships, the Monsoon Cup to be held in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Danish Open - Richard looking to extend lead
Fresh from his storming success at last week's St. Moritz Match Race, Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team is primed to continue his winning streak at the Danish Open and banish the memories of letting last year's Championship slip from his grasp.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans brings in medical experts for 2010/11 race
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans update: Most people take for granted the medical care that is on offer to us in modern society. If we get sick, we can go to see a doctor or to a hospital and get professional help quickly. But what if you are alone in the middle of the ocean, thousands of miles from the nearest doctor?... [more]
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Energy efficient green weapon race for Weymouth and Portland Academy
Cailah Leask,
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is known across Dorset and more distant shores as a sports facility that has a strong commitment to stewardship of the environment.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Rick Deppe to manage media crew
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race HQ has a new Associate Producer and Media Crew Member (MCM) Manager for the 2011-12 race, Rick Deppe will manage the media crew. Deppe will have a hand in production and will work with the onboard media crew both before and throughout the nine-month odyssey, helping the new MCMs do the best job possible in the tough conditions for which the Volvo Ocean Race is renowned.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour - YANMAR Racing set for Danish Open 2010
YANMAR Racing Media,
The 2010 Danish Open, the seventh event on the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour, is being staged in Bornholm, Denmark from September 8th-12th.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - NoR and Application for Entry Available
Jennifer Crooks,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race's organising authority, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and Rolex SA of Geneva, the naming rights sponsor, have announced the release of the Notice of Race and now invite applications for entry.... [more]
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RS Vareo National Championships at Torquay Yacht Club
RS Association,
A successful RS Vareo National Championships has just finished on a sunny and windy day here in Torquay.... [more]
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ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy awarded to His Majesty King Constantine
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced today that in 2010 the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy - which honours an outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing - has been awarded to His Majesty King Constantine.... [more]
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RS600 National Championship at Royal Torbay YC
RS600 Association,
Day 1 lived up to the forecast of lightish patchy easterlies, which combined with a huge swell made sailing a 600 hard on the knees and even harder on the brain.... [more]
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RS200 Scottish Series Open at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club
Ronnie Millar,
The penultimate event of the Scottish Series was held at Dalgety Bay on fourth and 5th September. Sunday and the wind had increased slightly to around 14 knots at peak.... [more]
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RS200 SW Ugly Tour Round Four at Mounts Bay SC
Pete Vincent,
Round 4 of the RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Mounts Bay SC.Ten RS200's from outside of Cornwall travelled to Mounts Bay SC for round 4 of the SW Ugly Tour to join the local 200's for an entertaining open meeting even allowing for the light winds.... [more]
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RS700 National Championships at Hunstanton SC - Final report
Steve Marshall,
Day 0 started with a training session for a sizeable part of the fleet from a promising young 700 sailor called Jon Heissig. Day 2 was almost a repeat of the first but with less of a sea breeze (more like F2-3). Day 3 started with no wind and a short delay, then a force 4 sea breeze kicked in with good waves.... [more]
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B14 Nationals at Sunderland Yacht Club
Mark Barnes,
Ullman Sails B14 Nationals at Sunderland Yacht Club. The forecast is looking quite good and the club with its great facilities should see classic conditions both ashore and afloat.... [more]
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Enterprise U21 Youth Nationals at Barnt Green Sailing Club
Enterprise Association UK,
A brilliant turnout of 24 Enterprises competed in the 2010 Noble MarineEnterprise Youth Nationals held at Barnt Green Sailing Club. The first race started in a force 2-3 easterly wind with Calum and Rory Mackenzie of Ogston SC, starting from the middle of the line, making the best start.... [more]
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Jim Young: A Contrast in Hull Forms
Daniel Johnston,
Following an impressive career in the industry Jim Young has taken the opportunity to provide some insight into the development of the popular Young 11 and Young 88 designs. In this article Jim examines the transition from the first canting keel boat 'Fiery Cross' through to the modern ultra light displacement boats (ULDB).... [more]
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Phantom East Coast Championships at Burnham
East Coast Championships,
East Coast Championships - Burnham 2010 - The Titch is the new East Coast Champion.... [more]
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Flying Fifteen Burton Open and TNT North Traveler update
Flying 15s UK,
Burton Open and TNT North Traveler update - On Saturday 3 races were sailed back to back and resulted in close racing. Due to the low water levels the wind was fickle and extremely difficult to read. David and Sally McKee managed wins in the first 2 races followed in each case by Andy Goddard and Mal Hartland with the places reversed for race 3.... [more]
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RS100 UK National Championship 2010 at Parkstone Yacht Club
James Brace,
RS100 Dakine UK National Championship - The weekend of the fourth and fifth of September 2010 saw the inaugural race get underway at Parkstone Yacht Club with a surprising 43 entries- not bad for a class that's only been going for six months!... [more]
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Bronze for Patience and Bithell at 470 Europeans
Lindsey Bell,
Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell have extended a lucrative weekend for Britain's sailors by picking up bronze at the 470 European Championships. Patience and Bithell had a bad start to their regatta, picking up a black flag disqualification in the very first race before hitting back with four race wins on the trot to take the overall lead.... [more]
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ISAF publish 2012 Olympic Qualification System
ISAF has published the 2012 Olympic Qualification System as approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition to be staged in Weymouth and Portland will feature 380 athletes competing across 10 events.... [more]
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Images from the Laser Worlds: Hayling Island by Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon,
Top international photographer, Richard Langdon (GBR) is at the Laser World Championships at Hayling Island, England... [more]
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470 Open European Championships - Day 6 and tension mounts
Andy Rice,
470 Open European Championships - Tension mounts during day 6 - Today the French dominated all three fleets across the 92-boat entry at these championships, with Pierre Le Boucher and Vincent Garos scoring 1,2 in the men's Gold fleet, and Ingrid Petitjean and Nadege Douroux winning both women's races.... [more]
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Mathieu Richard wins the ‘King of the Mountain' in spectacular style
WMRT Media,
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team won the ‘King of the Mountain' title today in spectacular style, taking a huge stride towards his quest to become the 2010 ISAF Match Racing World Champion. Having toyed with the teams all week at the St. Moritz Match Race, it was on the final day that the Maloja wind truly kicked in, bringing with it a supreme display of match racing for which the... [more]
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Laser World Championships - Thompson claims silver
Lindsey Bell,
Laser World Championships - Great Britain's Nick Thompson secured silver on a tense final day at Hayling Island on Sunday (5 September).... [more]
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Laser World Championship - Slingsby secures third title
Laser Worlds,
Laser World Championship - With a fourteenth from a dramatic, blustery 14th and final race off England's Hayling Island Australia's Tom Slingsby clinched his third Champion title in four years ahead of Skandia Team GBR's Nick Thompson who took silver.... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - Second for Team GAC Pindar
Kate Brewer,
World Match Racing Tour 2010 - Ian Williams and his Team GAC Pindar crew finished runner-up to Mathieu Richard (French Match Racing Team) today at the St Moritz Match Race. The result sees Williams move from fourth to second place in the tour standings after six events.... [more]
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Finn World Champion Wright is crowned
Lindsey Bell,
Finn World Championship - Ed Wright signalled his intent on the sole British Finn berth at the London 2012 sailing event after an emphatic victory in San Francisco on Saturday (4 September), with teammate Giles Scott also claiming bronze.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup - Wright does it right
Robert Deaves,
Ed Wright (GBR) put a wrong to right today in winning the Finn Gold Cup in San Francisco. It has been an enigma of the class that the former world number one had never won a world title.... [more]
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470 Open European Championships - French girls spoil Italian party
Andy Rice,
A lot can happen in a day's racing on the tricky waters of Istanbul, however, and after a tough two races the Italians face a real fight if they're to keep hold of the European crown. Two French teams demonstrated incredible mastery of the light and patchy breezes.... [more]
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Laser Worlds 2010 - Slingsby's double wins have him on track for title
Lindsey Bell,
Laser Worlds 2010 - Tom Slingsby's two strong wins today bring the Australian's third Laser world title in four years within reach.... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - Team GAC Pindar progress to semi-finals
Kate Brewer,
World Match Racing Tour - Ian Williams and his Team GAC Pindar crew have got off to a flying start at the St Moritz Match Race in Switzerland, winning the round robin stage of the competition and progressing directly to the semi-finals.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup 70: A boat for a Cup or Circus?
Richard Gladwell,
On Monday 13 September the boat for the 34th America's Cup is due to be announced, along with the Protocol for that Series. Both decisions will be signed off between the Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, and their Challenger, Club Nautico di Roma - and the die will be cast for first multi challenger America's Cup to be sailed in seven years.... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - A game of two halves
Louay Habib,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - It has been over 24 hours since any yacht, competing finished. However a goal rush is expected for the second half, with three boats expected in the early hours of tomorrow morning and the majority accounted for by Sunday.... [more]
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