America's Cup history was made on September 13, 2010 when BMW/Oracle announced that AC34 will be raced in wingsail-powered multi-hulls. A new era is dawning, but would you rather see, an AC34 featuring monohulls or multi's? Or rather than watch multihulls in the AC would you rather watch closely matched monohulls in the World Match Racing Tour?
Cast your vote with Sail-World's reader survey, and you'll be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of six Musto fleeces.
Speaking of monhull match racing, Ben Ainslie (GBR) and his TeamOrigin added a second World Match Racing Tour Argo Gold Cup to their already-crowded trophy cabinet by defeating Jesper Radich (DEN) Gaastra Racing Team in Stage 8 of this heady event. Says Ainslie of the experience: 'We made it hard for ourselves and had a battle all the way through but maybe what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. We had fantastic racing against Jesper—it was classic stuff, as good as match racing ever gets.' Promising American match racer Taylor Canfield of St. Thomas, USVI, finished a very respectable sixth. Keep your eyes peeled for this talented skipper in future events.
Meanwhile, the highly anticipated Velux 5 Oceans Race kicks off on October 17. The race village is now open, and each skipper is making their final preparations before heading off on a solo, 30,000-mile adventure of a lifetime. The race is broken up into a series of five ocean sprints, with breaks ashore after each all-out effort. American Brad Van Liew—already a solo-racing legend—will be racing his Le Pingouin, the only boat to be flying Old Glory. Be sure to check out the skipper profile on Van Liew in this issue, and keep your fingers crossed for the home team.
TP52 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, VALENCIA, SPAIN, OCTOBER 7TH 2010: Day 3 - TP52 Coastal Race. Chris Schmid/ Eyemage Media
Lastly, click on Chris Schmid's image gallery from the final days of the TP52 Worlds. Stunning!
May the four winds blow you safely home,
David Schmidt,Sail-World USA Editor
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup win to Portugal sailor Diogo Pereira Laurie Fullerton, Diogo Pereira, 14, of Portugal won theThe Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup by eight points. The Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup is one of the key events for young Optimist sailors in Bermuda and for those international teams who receive an invitation to come to Bermuda from overseas... [more] Share this story
71st Richardson Trophy - VanTol in sudden death final Beth Paul, Vantol wins 71st Richardson Trophy - This event, first sailed in 1912, is emblematic of match race supremacy on the Great Lakes, and is considered second only to the America's Cup in being the longest continuously held match race competition in the world.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour Argo Group Gold Cup - Ainslie triumphs WMRT, 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] Share this story
2010 International 14 PAC RIM day one Andrew Bates, Pacific Rim International 14 Championships started today in picture perfect Hawaiian Trade wind conditions on Kaneohe Bay. The first race was won convincingly by Joe Bersch and Herb Cole (USA 1162). Race two saw the breeze pick up some to 18 kts in the puffs.... [more] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
TP52 World Championship final day images - Chris Schmid Chris Schmid images, TP52 World Championship final day images from photographer Chris Schmid.... [more] Share this story
J/80 Worlds - Epic last day Stuart Johnstone, Epic, Wild, Wet, Sunny Finale in Newport. No one could've predicted what was in store for the fleet and the top five leaders. Huge breaking seas, near gale-force winds, final downwind wild-out-of-control downwind run determines the champion!... [more] Share this story
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] Share this story
More images from the Day 4 of the J80 worlds, Newport RI Paul Todd, Outside Images, Top international photographer Paul Todd (Outside Images) presents this second gallery of images from the fourth day of the J80 worlds, Newport RI... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championships - Sander van der Borch images Sander van der Borch, Sander van der Borch presents this gallery of images from the TP52 World Championships in Valencia.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship - Down to the wire in Valencia Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, TP52 World Championship will head into the final day of racing Saturday; could it be the revenge of the countback bridesmaids? Last year in Palma both Quantum Racing and Synergy lost out on first and third respectively on countback to Matador and Artemis. This time they have the upper hand, but only just.... [more] Share this story
TP52 Worlds - Images from Chris Schmid Chris Schmid/ Eyemage Media, Photographer Chris Schmid/ Eyemage Media presents this gallery of images from the TP52 World Championships in Valencia Spain.... [more] Share this story
Images from the Day 3 of the J80 Worlds, Newport RI Paul Todd, Outside Images, Top international photographer Paul Todd (Outside Images) presents this gallery of images from the third day of the J80 worlds, Newport RI... [more] Share this story
Argo Group Gold Cup 2010 - Team Tunnicliffe's final day Anna Tunnicliffe, Argo Group Gold Cup 2010 - Team Tunnicliffe's final day - We won one race yesterday, and were winning the race today until the last downwind leg, when we were passed just at the finish line. This meant our overall score was 1-5...not very impressive I agree, but we had a good time sailing and learned some new things from sailing against these top guys.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championships - Not a great day for Artemis Paul Cayard, TP52 World Championships - Not a good day for Artemis today. In moderate winds but very choppy seas, we finished sixth while Matador won easily. We had a good battle with Quantum all the way around the track, they were always just in front of us, tacking on us as much as they could but we held close and made them work for it.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship 2010 - The Kings of the Coastal race Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, TP52 World Championship 2010 - Matador lifted the top points today in the world championship Coastal Race.... [more] Share this story
ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 preliminary bid deadline ISAF, ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 - On 16 July, the International Sailing Federation published the bid guidelines for cities interested in hosting the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more] Share this story
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