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 25 Sep 2010

All the latest sailing news .. including that CRASH

Welcome to this week's edition of our UK newsletter.

A busy week on the dinghy scene - we have reports and results from various classes including the I14's, the RS200's, the RSK6 Nationals, Musto Skiffs, the Laser SB3 Scottish Championships and more.

Internationally the Audi MedCup Circuit Region of Sardina Trophy Regatta is in full swing with TeamOrigin participating. Great photo galleries from the event, including collision vision and images, from our various contributing photographers.

Pieter Taselaar's Bliksem  © 2010 JOY /International Melges 32 Class Association

The countdown is on to the start of the Velux 5 Oceans on October 17, while the Dragons and Classic Yachts present a near perfect picture on the Bay of Cannes at the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai.

We have up to date reports and results from the ISAF Womens Match Racing World Championship with Lucy Macgregor through to the quarter finals.

Mike Golding and his Ecover crew are battling for a top spot at the Extreme Sailing Series in Trapani while Helena Lucas is well placed at the 2.4mR Class World Championship in Holland.

The Rolex Big Boat Series has just concluded on San Francisco Bay and we have great images from this event by Chuck Lantz and Erik Simonson and now its the turn of the Melges 32's.

There is so much more sailing news for your enjoyment in our latest newsletter.

Audi MedCup - Vision and Images from the Bribon and Audi A1 crash
Sander van der Borch,
Audi MedCup Circuit, Bribon and Audi A1 crash images. The following is a sequence of images from the crash between Bribon and Audi A1. The final race of the day was marred by a first beat collision between Audi A1 powered by All4ONE and Bribon. The Franco-German team lost control in the final, painful seconds....... [more]
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2.4mR Worlds - Canadians take over the leader-board,
After the first general recall the race committee went straight for the black flag. Bruce had mentioned before the start that the fleet was very nervous and he was right, as the next start was a general recall again. One of the black flag victims was British sailor Helena Lucas the number three overall going in to today.... [more]
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Half Ton Classic Cup 2011 - Cowes chosen as venue
Half Ton Class Europe,
The Half Ton Class Europe is proud to announce that, after some deliberation it has chosen Cowes as the venue for the fifth Half Ton Classic Cup. By announcing the date and venue of the next event at an early stage, the Half Ton Class Europe and the RCYC hope that you and the other participating teams are given enough time to prepare your entry.... [more]
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K6 National Championships at Royal Torbay YC
Dave Hall,
The Royal Torbay Yacht Club hosted the 2010 K6 National Championship from the ninth to the 12th September. The weekend came and with it a new format that the class wanted to try – six short races in one day. The race team from Torbay pulled it off and achieved all six in just over four hours with the minimum of delay between starts.... [more]
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12 Metre North American Championships images from George Bekris
George Bekris images,
George Bekris was on the water for the 12 Metre North American Championships that were held in Newport,RI on Sept 15-17, 2010 and presents this gallery of images from the event.... [more]
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Dave Ullman - yachting's elder Statesman (Pt.II).
John Curnow,
In Part I of Dave Ullman – yachting's elder Statesman, we looked at how Dave got into the sport he's somewhat synonymous with. We also learned some of his thoughts on the business of sailing, which he's been working in for over 50 years.... [more]
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The Cat Returns!
David Schmidt,
Check in with Ken Read's Puma Ocean Racing Powered by Berg Propulsion Volvo Ocean Race team.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - Do or die
Today was do or die at the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship.... [more]
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Musto Skiff Weekend at Brisago (Lago Maggiore)
Matthias Keller, ZYC (SUI 234),
Musto Skiff Weekend - In memory of Urs Scherrer, Philip Koch made a short speech. On Saturday a beautiful dark red rose was given to each boat, with the intention to lay it down on the regatta field, and therefore each person could take in this moment of farewell Urs.... [more]
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RYA Volvo Zone Championships - Youngsters prepare to sail off
RYA Volvo Zone Championships - Zone and Home Country titles up for grabs and a chance to impress squad selectors.... [more]
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Oyster Jubilee Regatta - Fun and games and fine sailing
Jill Campbell,
After waterskiing and collective diving exhibitions had taken place this morning, approximately six knots of easterly breeze allowed racing to get underway and the fleet crossed the start line off Porto Cervo headed for the islands of Mortorio and Soffi.... [more]
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TeamOrigin maintains consistent record in Audi MedCup Coastal Race
TeamOrigin Media,
TEAMORIGIN proved today that the coastal race is not their favourite element of the Audi MedCup regatta series finishing seventh in today's race. After just over an hour's postponement to racing the race committee got the TP52 fleet going for today's coastal race.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race – Entries bode well for a competitive fleet
Regatta News,
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2010 begins in just a month and over 60 yachts have registered for this ever-challenging 606-nautical mile offshore race, which starts from Grand Harbour in Malta on 23 October 2010.... [more]
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RS200 GUL Grand Prix – the classic game of two halves
Pete Vincent,
GUL Grand Prix final saw a decent turnout of 37 boats for the often graveyard slot event of the season at Stokes Bay on Sept 18/19. There were some very new faces to RS200 sailing, some making guest appearances in borrowed boats. I know it is a standard cliché but talk about the classic event of two halves. Saturday -sunny, light, shifty and patchy going even lighter bordering on the nonexistent.... [more]
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49er Europeans and and 29er Worlds awarded to Denmark in 2013
Thomas Capitani,
Hosting the 2013 49er European Championship has just been awarded to Sailing Aarhus in Denmark, together with the 29er World Championship and 29erXX World Cup.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ sews up Audi MedCup for 2010
Warren Douglas,
The maths are on Emirates Team New Zealand's side... With three days to race in the Audi MedCup Cagliari regatta the team has the 2010 season championship wrapped up. The arithmetic shows that with five races to go at Cagliari, the team has a lead of 51.5 points over Quantum Racing.... [more]
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Melges 32 Worlds 2010 -Worlds get off to a bang on picture perfect day
Chris Ray,
Melges 32 Worlds got underway with a bang on San Francisco Bay. The wind came on and the sun shone.Three races later, a load of tired sailors made their way back to the St Francis Yacht Club, looking forward to three more great days of racing to determine who will be the third Melges World title holder.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Race World Championship day 2
New York Yacht Club,
For the top seeded sailors after the nine flights of Stage 1, today was a day of comebacks and last minute passes. American Sally Barkow is leading the blue group with a tie-breaker over Le Roy at eight wins.... [more]
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Melges 32 World Championship - Lovell leads after day 1
Melges 32 Class Association,
The first day of racing at the 2010 Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club is complete. Although the top three are certainly more than worthy of winning, they were the least likely of candidates everyone thought would occupy the top three positions after a full day of racing.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Good-bye Igor, hello world
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup - The organizers breathed a big sigh of relief as Hurricane Igor faded from a Cat 4 to a Cat 1 storm and passed fifty miles to the west of Bermuda. Trees were downed and power interrupted but the International One Design (IOD) sailboats used in the World Match Racing Tour's penultimate event weathered the storm nicely.... [more]
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Régates Royales - Trophée Panerai: As sweet as good wine
Soazig Guého,
Régates Royales, Trophée Panerai - First coastal for the seventy-seven Classic Yachts and three races in a row for the sixty-three Dragons, in ideal wind conditions.... [more]
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Oyster Regatta - Champagne opener in Sardinia
Jill Campbell,
Oyster Jubliee Regatta - A fleet of 30 elegant Oyster sailing yachts took to the crystalline waters off Sardinia's Costa Smeralda this morning for the first day of racing. The 25th event in the Oyster Regatta series is taking place from 21st to 25th September and is hosted for the first time by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.... [more]
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Laser SB3 Scottish Championships
John Outhwaite,
Awesome Scottish scenery, the beautiful mountains surrounding where the Gare Loch joins the Firth of Clyde, greeted competitors arriving for the weekend.... [more]
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International 14 European Championships Quiberon - Gilbert and McGrane
Mark Tait,
International 14 European Championships. Having been proceeded by two days of torrential rain, day 1's racing was held in fantastic conditions, sunny and 15 knots, with Roger Gilbert and Ben McGrane again stamping their authority on the fleet.... [more]
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2.4mR Class World Championship - Great racing despite weather and 2.4mR Worlds,
2.4mR Class World Championship 2010 began on 19th September in Hoorn, Holland. Day one saw wet weather with temperatures struggling to reach 12 degrees as people arrived in droves for a practice race, which was planned for day two.... [more]
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J24 National Championship - Title retained
Stuart Jardine,
Reloaded started the Championships in spectacular fashion by winning all three races on day one. This was a great championship with very close racing from start to finish for every competitor, any mistakes were punished hard.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - Four teams unbeaten
Despite a lackluster morning with a flattening northerly and a glassed-off bay, a spectacular 16-knot seabreeze unfolded where the cream started to rise to the top of the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship. In the Blue Group that did not start racing until around 15:00 (local time) the top ranked sailors in the fleet all won their first two races.... [more]
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TP52's and Brits face up to a future after the America's Cup Protocol
Stuart Alexander,
One of the world's top sailing writers, Stuart Alexander, Yachting Correspondent for the The Independent (UK), looks at the future for the TP52 class and Audi MedCup: The tectonic plates which support grand prix yacht racing can be heard groaning and shifting in the heat of Mediterranean Spain. Change is in the wind and part of its future was revealed, after months of uncertainty, when the prot... [more]
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Young Windsurfing Teams go head to head at Sandbanks
Young Windsurfing Teams go head to head at Sandbanks - Six teams of youngsters from around the South competed in the Team15 South Zone Inter Club Event 4, at Sandbanks, Poole last Saturday 11th September as part of the Animal Windfest.... [more]
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RYA National Ranker Series - Morrison and Rhodes notch up second win
RYA National Ranker Series - Morrison and Rhodes notch up second win - Pushed for top spot all weekend by fellow Skandia Team GBR performance Squad sailors John Pink and Rick Peacock, the Beijing 2008 pairing asserted their dominance over the tightly packed GBR 49er squad to win out at the event with one race spare notching up a second win in the series.... [more]
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TeamOrigin: Challenging conditions on Day 1 in Cagliari MedCup
The first day of racing here at the Audi Med Cup Cagliari threw a variety of conditions at the sailing teams today. The forecast models were not at all certain what they could promise on the race course and that was evident in the changing and shifty conditions that were experienced with the wind swinging up to 30 degrees by the last race. The committee had to move the marks on virtually eve... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2010 officially opens
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championships 2010 has officially opened. After the last team finished crashing through a frothy Narragansett Bay on Monday, a brilliant red-orange sunset greeted the competitors for the opening ceremony of the Championship.... [more]
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RC 44 World Champion will be crowned next month in Lanzarote
RC 44 Press,
The world's best RC 44 teams are getting ready for the first ever official RC 44 World Championship recognized by the International Sailing Federation. The event will take place in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, on October 11-16.... [more]
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RYA Match Racing Series - Goodchild and Pearson earn tight places
RYA National Match Racing Series 2010 - Sam Goodchild and Sam Pearson both earn places at the Grand Final.... [more]
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