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 11 Oct 2010

Have your say on mono or multi plus the latest sailing news

Welcome to Sail-World.com's UK newsletter.

With the survey responses pouring in, the sailing fans are showing a strong preference for the 34th America's Cup to be sailed in monohulls.

After just the first day of polling of Sail-World readers world-wide, a massive 67.65% of those who responded would rather watch a match race between monohulls than multihulls.

If you haven't already had your say click here and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces.

In other sailing news Ben Ainslie, after a miraculous comeback, has beaten Jesper Radich 2-1 in the final of the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda. The Extreme Sailing Series is back in Almeria and Mike Golding's Ecover is doing nicely while the TP52 and the J/80 World Championship titles have been won.

Along with the latest on the America's Cup scene, we have local dinghy news - Optis, Phantoms, Mirrors, Flying Fifteens, RS's, Streakers, Fireballs and more.

We hope you enjoy this addition of our newsletter and have a great week!

Sail-World.com team

World Match Racing Tour Argo Gold Cup - Ainslie v Radich
The stage is all set for a fitting finale to the eighth stage of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour. With the race course peppered with gusts and light patches of wind, the British skipper sailed a tactically conservative race, keeping a loose cover on Berntsson.... [more]
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Match Racing in Monohulls or Multihulls – Have your say!!
The Sail-World Team,
Now Sail-World gives everyone in the sailing community, both match racers and other sailors the chance to have your say, or rather vote, as we conduct a survey to find out the 'People's Choice' Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more]
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America's Cup: Fans vote overwhelmingly in favour of monohull
Richard Gladwell,
With the survey responses pouring in, the sailing fans are showing a strong preference for the 34th America's Cup to be sailed in monohulls. As of the close of the working week, a massive 67.65% of those who responded would rather watch a match race between monohulls than multihulls which were the preferred option by just 22.34% of the Sail-World readers.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Ainslie and Radich in final showdown
Talbot Wilson and Laurie Fullerton,
Yesterday afternoon Denmark's Jesper Radich and Ben Ainslie of Great Britain won their Quarter Final and Semi-Final matches to reach today's finals in the 2010 Argo Group Gold Cup.... [more]
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Luderitz Speed Event 2010 - Records broken on day 1
Luderitz Speed Event,
Luderitz Speed Event 2010 - The first National Speed Record was broken within minutes of the start. Australian Kite surfer Tim Pumpa was the third competitor of the day to set a new national record – Best Kite Speed record for Australia with an official speed of 40.72 knots. The previous record was 33.94 knots.... [more]
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Laser Standard and Radial Qualifier at Pwlhelli
UK Laser Association,
UK Laser Association Standard and Radial Qualifier - Pwlhelli report - On Saturday the fleet were greeted by an 18-20kt southerly and some big waves making for a physical days racing, with the hard work upwind well rewarded on the runs. The steepness of the waves accounted for numerous victims downwind and an assortment of broken spars could be seen in the boat park at the end of the day.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour Argo Group Gold Cup - Ainslie triumphs
Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin put in a sublime performance to add a second Argo Group Gold Cup to his team's trophy cabinet. Having masterfully controlled Radich in the pre-start, Ainslie was a nose ahead at their first cross, which he held to round the windward mark in pole position.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Ecover holding on
Lucy Harwood,
Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Today was a complete contrast to day one in Almeria, the front that had be brewing arrived in force overnight and the teams woke up to a strong south westerly breeze. Conditions continued to build as the morning went on and by early afternoon the race committee were recording 18 – 20 knots plus on the race course.... [more]
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Extreme 40s Day 2 - Big breeze and big action
Extreme 40 Media,
The second day of the final round of the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Almeria delivered exactly what it says on the tin... Extreme racing, on the limit of control, with an abundance of thrills and spills. The thousands of Spanish public who flocked to the race village today were enthralled as the boats flew past within touching distance of the stadium walls: 'It was unbelievable, the crowds give... [more]
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Solicitors' two tonne charity boat push raises over £7,300
Katie Doerr,
Royal National Lifeboat Institution - On a crisp October morning nine courageous volunteers rose to the challenge of pushing a two tonne lifeboat nine miles through the streets of London to help raise funds for a new lifeboat on the Thames for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - One week to go
Velux 5 Oceans,
In just one week a fleet of international ocean racers will leave La Rochelle in France on an adventure of a lifetime – sailing 30,000 miles solo around the planet in the Velux 5 Oceans. Tension is really starting to mount now as the skippers make their final preparations for the round the world yacht race, The Ultimate Solo Challenge.... [more]
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Images from Bermuda: Argo Group Gold Cup - Penultimate Day
SubZero Images/WMRT,
Images from the penultimate day of the Argo Group Gold Cup from SubZero Images. Having squeezed through the Qualifying Play-Offs, Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin now stands alone as the only skipper within the top five of the World Match Racing Tour to still be in contention of winning stage 8 of the series after a mix of epic battles decided the Quarter-Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Evolution of the Species
Andi Robertson, Volvo Ocean Race,
Through any round the world race project, from concept to completion, time is the enemy. But in the rarefied, highly driven atmosphere which prevails in yacht-racing circles, there are few quiet places in this world where some extra moments to reflect are more of a pleasure than the entrance lobby of Farr Yacht Design.... [more]
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Rescuers save two sailors' lives from treacherous Ledge
Sail-World Cruising,
There's no information as yet about why the 36ft yacht Summer Song ended up on the treacherous Peveril Ledge in the south east of Dorset, UK, this week, but if it hadn't been for the super swift action of the Royal National Lifesaving Institiution (RNLI), it could have been a different story, and 'pretty much life and death', according to a spokesman.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Ecover second overall after day one
Lucy Harwood,
Extreme Sailing Series - Racing got underway today in Almeria for day one of the final event. The light conditions continued to dominate racing, forcing the start to be postponed as the eight boat fleet drifted around the course, waiting for the breeze to materialise. After a 45 minute delay, a light breeze filled the race course and the race committee were quick to get the fleet started.... [more]
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Flying Fifteen TNT Post North Travellers 2010
The TNT sponsored Travellers Series for Flying Fifteens incorporated the open meetings at Ogston, Bala, Burton and Dovestone and for the fourth year running proved well supported. The series is aimed at club and occasional open meeting sailors excluding the top 15 'hot shots' on the national ranking list and is intended to encourage attendance at open meetings and fleet activities... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Skippers open race village
Velux 5 Oceans,
Eight days of festivities planned to celebrate race. The Velux 5 Oceans buzz continued to grow today with the opening of the race village in La Rochelle. The beautiful October sun shone down on the dozens of tents that make up the race village, the largest in the Velux 5 Oceans' 28-year history. Canadian ocean racer Derek Hatfield cut the ribbon at 10am to mark the race village opening.... [more]
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Flying Fifteen Dovestone Open meeting
Dovestone Flying Fifteen open meeting saw a 19-boat fleet welcomed with a brimful reservoir. Home boats welcomed guests from Burton and Ogston sailing clubs with boats ranging from Andy Goddard 'this year's model' to the ancient wooden classic recently restored by David Naylor.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Williams crashes out after thriller
World Match Racing Tour - Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar sponsored by Argo Group crashed out of Stage 8 of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour in dramatic fashion following a three way tie-break between his team, Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing and Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin.... [more]
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RS500 Inland Championships - Ever-changing placings in Grafham
Debbie Darling,
RS500 fleet arrived at Grafham to be greeted with a light and shifty breeze. Phillip Highfield and Tamsin Butcher made the most of a good start and first beat to win races one and two closely followed by Peter and Jamie Curtis.... [more]
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Phantoms - Stewartby Open
Phantom Class Association,
Stewartby Open 2010 - Fridays poor weather didn't deter the 12 phantom sailors that descended on Stewartby Water SC near Bedford for their inaugural Sprint Cup.... [more]
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Over 300 UK optimist sailors heading for Rutland Water
Alain Waha,
322 optimist sailors have entered the Volvo Musto Optimist End of Season Championship to be held at Rutland Water Sailing club this week-end. The forecast is for sunshine and wind, which will ensure brilliant fun for the 90 younger sailors in the regatta fleet; while the more 220 more experienced sailors enjoy tight racing in the main fleet... [more]
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Streaker Open 2010 at Girton SC - A very enjoyable day
Girton Sailing Club,
The amazingly good weather, with glorious sunshine and force 2 to 3 southerly winds, helped to make this a very enjoyable day. Three potential overall winners took the field for race 3 ...... [more]
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Fireballs - Home victory at Chew Valley
Nick Hurst,
Saturday provided tough racing conditions, with 40 degree shifts and wind strengths from F1 to F4. Race 3 started in sunshine and a Force 4, but dropped to a Force 1 by the finish, with the first 3 boats finishing in the same order as Race 2.... [more]
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Contenders at Chew Valley
Nick Grace,
By the start of race 2 the breeze had build sufficiently to allow the pumping flag. Once the maths had been done it was Aston who took the event with Holden second. Both had the same points and the same results on count back so it was all down to that last race. Overnight leader McGrane ended up third.... [more]
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America's Cup: New version of AC72 class rule released
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering, Inc. has released an updated draft of the AC72 Class Rule on behalf of the America's Cup defender, San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club, and the Challenger of Record, Italy's Club Nautico di Roma.... [more]
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Fireball European Championship - Gillard and Brearey crowned
Fireball Europeans,
With respect to the weather forecast, which did not promise much wind, the Principal Race Officer set the last possible time of launching to 13:30. The forecast filled up and so the regatta was finished at 13:30.... [more]
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America's Cup: Four French multihull designers join Team New Zealand?
Richard Gladwell,
First positive signs for a New Zealand America's Cup Challenge seem to have emerged in France with the reputable French sailing magazine Voiles et Voilers reporting that Team New Zealand have signed a group of top multihull designers to augment the existing Team NZ design team.... [more]
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Mirrors - North East Travellers at Pennine SC
Matthew Lulham-Robinson,
The wind picked up to 18 knots in the first race which made for some very exiting racing especially on the small course that had been set!... [more]
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Luderitz Speed Challenge 2010
Luderitz Speed Challenge,
The 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge was marked with a ceremony at Luderitz Bay Yacht Club on Saturday the October 2nd... [more]
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50th Endeavour Trophy - Topper signs up for another three years
Sue Pelling,
50th Endeavour Trophy - Following a hugely successful 50th Endeavour Trophy champion of champions event last weekend at Burnham-on-Crouch, Topper Sailboats has agreed to renew its sponsorship deal for another three years.... [more]
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Normandy Sailing Week 2011 is open
Kate Jennings,
Normandy Sailing Week - After gathering together 100 yachts ranging from 7 to 15 m and nearly 700 racers this year, the Normandy Sailing Week, the second of the name in Le Havre and the sixth edition of the Norman event, has every intention of continuing its development in 2011; thus gaining in stature from year to year in the large race meets in France and Europe.... [more]
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Minoprio's Group of Death at the Argo Group Gold Cup
Reigning ISAF Match Racing World Champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing was given a stern reminder of just how difficult it is to win the Argo Group Gold Cup today as his team faced a series of tight battles in Qualifying Session 2.... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - Olympic Decisions
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November... [more]
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Images of the America's Cup: Constructing AC 45's in seven easy steps
Richard Gladwell,
Due to the secrecy under which most racing yachts are now constructed, media and cameras are not usually allowed into a building facility - however at Core Composites new construction facility in Warkworth, there are no secrets on the AC45 design and we have an all too rare chance to follow the action... [more]
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America's Cup: Wingsails under construction at Warkworth
Richard Gladwell,
One of the features of the new AC45 yacht, designed as a trainer racer for the 34th America's Cup, is the wingsail. At the Core Composites building facility in Warkworth, 40 minutes north of Auckland, a mould is being built to produce the wingsails for the new one design. Looking remarkably like something out of a model plane construction kit, the main spar male mould is being is being construc... [more]
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America's Cup: First wingsailed AC45 well advanced at Warkworth
Richard Gladwell,
The first of the AC45 class continues to take shape in the Warkworth building facility of Core Composites. The 45ft one design wingsailed catamarans are intended to be used in the first of the America's Cup World Championship regattas, before being turned over to Youth teams, to compete on the same circuit when the larger AC72 class comes into being in March 2012.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Williams seeks valuable points in Bermuda
Matt Denney,
World Match Racing Tour - Team GAC Pindar's twice previous ISAF World Match Racing Champion, Ian Williams, heads to Bermuda this week for the penultimate round of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour.... [more]
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Weymouth Speed Week - Famous foiler Mirabaud LX to take part
MaxComm Communication,
Weymouth Speed Week exists since 1972; it is one of sailing's mythical events. The speed week has been a meeting point for sailing fans, designers and inventors for decades. Kiteboards and windsurfs have taken over recently, yet Weymouth Speed Week remains a dream for Thomas Jundt and a fantastic environment in which to test his foiler and share views with other speed sailing fans.... [more]
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UKWA National Windsurfing Championships -young guns prove their weight
The RYA's top young guns proved their weight this weekend (2-3 October) as they took on the cream of UK windsurfing talent and picked up a host of National titles at the RYA UKWA National Windsurfing Championships.... [more]
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RS Feva Grand Prix and Squad Selector at Queen Mary Sailing Club
RS Association,
The forecast for the weekend was, well more imaginary than scientific. Due to QMSC being sat at that point of uncertainty between rapidly evolving weather systems it was either going to be windless, blowy, sunny, or wet.... [more]
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Tale of Crossing the North Sea - Shetland to Norway
Marsali Taylor, Shetland News/Sail-World,
Sailors who regularly cross the North Sea are a hardy crowd, as the North Sea is famed for its freezing winds and rough seas. Marsali Taylor experienced her first North Sea yacht crossing this year. Here, she describes what turned out to be a difficult and eventful journey.... [more]
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RS600 Inland Championship at Grafham Water
Debbie Darling,
RS600 Inland Champs - This was nearly the event that did not happen due to an infestation of killer shrimps at Grafham Water. A previous Lark open meeting had to be cancelled and both the club and 600 clan were pleased that the event could go ahead. Peter Nelson showed good speed in the conditions and had a comfortable looking lead after the first day.... [more]
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Royal Southern Academy Match Cup attracts the cream of sailing talent
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Royal Southern Academy Match Cup appears to be attracting the cream of young sailing talent. With the Notice of Race and Entry Form now available for download from the Royal Southern Yacht Club's website, the organisers of the inaugural Royal Southern Academy's Match Race Cup are confident of a strong turnout with plenty of sailing talent entering this new competition... [more]
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Tide Ride at Hayling Island Sailing Club - Entries close Thursday!
Ed Clay,
The Tide Ride is set to take place this weekend (9th-10th October). As always it promises to be a fun-filled event and Saturdays racing will be in the Bay allowing for more races to take place.... [more]
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Finns at Burghfield - Race Report
British Finn Association,
Despite the storms and torrential rain on Friday, nine Finns competed in the Burghfield Sailing Club Open on Saturday October 2nd.... [more]
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GP14 National Inland Championship at Bassenthwaite SC
Bassenthwaite Sailing Club,
The southerly breeze held steady and the fleet had a 28min beat to the bottom end of the lake for the third and final race of the day. There were various capsizes along the way.... [more]
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O'Flynn Exhams Autumn League - Light wind opening
Claire Bateman,
O'Flynn Exhams Autumn League's opening day was a sight to behold. The sun was shining, there were boats of all shapes and sizes heading out to sea including Optimists, Lasers, Multihulls, angling boats of every description, the Crosshaven rowers and in pride of place was the magnificent 80 boat fleet heading to sea.... [more]
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RS200 at Exe - Conclusion to South West Ugly Tour
Pete Vincent,
Terrific conclusion at Exe to the 2010 RS200 South West Ugly Tour. The fleet were way too keen in a series of recalls in race 3 with black flag OCS's taking its toll on some leading boats.... [more]
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Catamaran to circle the globe on solar power alone
Des Ryan,
Last week, on Monday 27th September, a very large solar solar-powered yacht called Planet Solar set out from Monaco on a 31,000 mile trip around the globe. Its goal is to be the first to circumnavigate the globe in a 'solar' boat, i.e. one powered by a silent, pollution-free electrical engine, driven exclusively by solar energy.... [more]
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