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America's Cup - BMW retires from Cup campaign
America's Cup - An annoucement today that at the end of the year BMW will bring to a close its longstanding partnership with ORACLE Racing and thereby end its involvement in the America's Cup. This is by mutual agreement of both partners. Both parties set ambitious goals and achieved the ultimate objective: winning the America's Cup.... [more]
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America's Cup: San Francisco shortens the odds in tight Venue race
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World NZ's Editor, Richard Gladwell, caught up with BMW Oracle Racing's Chief Operating Officer, and lead negotiator for the 34th America's Cup Venue Selection process, the day after he returned from visiting the three candidates in Newport, San Francisco and Italy. Barclay told Sail-World that the decision was 'going right down to the wire, documenting each city's proposal – each are very... [more]
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Oakcliff Sailing Center announces 2011 Match Racing Schedule
Dawn Riley,
The Oakcliff Sailing Center, located less than an hour drive from New York City, announced today that it will host twenty match race regattas in 2011, including four Grade 3 Invitational's and a new Grade 2 event, The Oakcliff International. The Oakcliff International will draw the world's best sailors to race in Oakcliff's fleet of ten Swedish Match 40s on Oyster Bay.... [more]
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Six Champions seeking Optimist Worlds title in Langkawi
Secretary Optimist class Sally Burnett,
Six Champions meet in Langkawi. In just a few days time the International Optimist Class Worlds will begin in Langkawi, Malaysia. This fabulous island venue will see a near record attendance of 235 sailors from as many as 56 countries.... [more]
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RS Feva Worlds 2011 on-line Entry now open
Bill Tucker,
RS Feva Worlds 2011 - The International RS Feva Class Association is very pleased to announce that the RS Feva Worlds 2011 Sponsored by Allen Sailboat Performance Hardware and Magic Marine website is now live and taking entries.... [more]
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US Sailing - Merchant Marine Academy Vessel Honored with Hanson Medal
Jake Fish,
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (December 22, 2010) - US SAILING's Safety-at-Sea Committee has awarded an Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to the crew of United States Merchant Marine Academy's (USMMA) sail training vessel Summerwind for a rescue made off the coast of Maine.... [more]
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ISAF : 2011 WADA Prohibited List published
Following its approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Executive Committee on September 18, the 2011 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. This List will take effect on 1 January 2011.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skippers face Christmas at sea
Velux 5 Oceans,
For the skippers, Christmas Day is just one more day at sea. It's especially tough on the skippers who have young children, including Derek Hatfield, Brad Van Liew and Zbigniew Gutkowski. Thanks to the state-of-the-art onboard communications system each skipper has onboard their yachts they will be able to make calls to loved ones.... [more]
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America's Cup: Australian team files Notice of Challenge
A syndicate of Australians including yachtsman Ludde Ingvall, skipper of the YuuZoo Big Boat Racing Team, has submitted a Notice of Challenge to the defending Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. The Syndicate aims to bring together nationwide resources and skills in a true people's challenge. Lodging the application reserves a place for Australia to return to competition for the world's olde... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Le Cam aims for podium
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - It would be surprising to see Jean Le Cam line up at the start of a major race without having the ambition of ending up somewhere on the podium.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Christophe Bullens returns to Cape Town again
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans skipper Christophe Bullens is returning to Cape Town again following more issues onboard his yacht Five Oceans of Smiles too. It is the second time Christophe has returned to port since the second ocean sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans started from Cape Town on December 16.... [more]
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America's Cup: Newport Marine industry rallies to support Venue bid
Richard Gladwell,
The Newport Daily News reports that more than 150 people rallied at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth on Tuesday morning to drive home the message that the state needs to make the investment in boating facilities at Fort Adams State Park in Newport so it can host the 2013 America's Cup races.... [more]
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Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race - Safety at Sea Symposium
Liz Stott,
Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Safety at Sea Symposium is scheduled for March 19, 2011, and will be held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We have lined up a very experienced group of speakers to address a series of topics which are of vital interest to all serious sailors. The event will be sanctioned by US Sailing and moderated by John Rousmaniere.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Gutkowski steals the lead
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans skippers have been dogged by light headwinds and glassy calm seas punctuated by unpredictable squalls. Sailing Operon Racing, Gutek was the fastest of all of the fleet in the last 24 hours, averaging 8.1 knots.... [more]
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49er World Youth Championship for Travemuende
Andreas Kling,
World Championships are always a highlight at the world's most beautiful sailing regatta. But a World Championship premiere is very special for Travemuende Week. The 122nd edition of Travemuende Week (22 to 31 July 2011) will be the venue of the first World Youth Championship of the 49er.... [more]
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CampbellSailing.com - 2010 in Review and Turning up the Heat on 2011
Andrew Campbell,
2010 has been a strong year for my campaign and me personally. After finishing 11th at the Worlds in Rio in a chartered boat and then chartering a different boat in Nassau at the Western Hemispheres (also 11th) and then using a third boat in Europe where we were able to finish fourth at Lake Garda, second at the European Championships, and 10th at Sail for Gold.... [more]
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USSTAG Members named in US Sailing 2010 awards
Dana Paxton,
US Sailing has chosen nine US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) members as the sport's 2010 SportsWoman, SportsMan and Team of the Year in both Olympic and Paralympic classes.... [more]
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America's Cup: Newport Daily News updates on Venue Bid
Richard Gladwell,
The Newport Daily News is reporting on the developments in Rhode Island on their bid to host the 34th America's Cup in the state. BMW Oracle Racing have had a negotiating team in Newport for a week holding discussions over staging the 34th America's Cup after San Francisco, previously described by the team as having a 'winning bid', changed the deal that had been under negotiation for four mont... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) 2010 - What a season
2010 edition of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) and on the water, the script could not have been given a more thrilling twist. The Monsoon Cup was a final that went down to the wire. Having led the Tour standings all season, Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team arrived at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia as one of five skippers still in with a chance of winning the World Championship.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Fruit a non starter
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - Having no valid, up-to-date IMOCA certificate, 'Fruit' team is not allowed to start the race. The 'Fruit' team has now missed the 17th December deadline for IMOCA Open 60's entrance requirements by four days.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week 2011 has big changes, big names, and big classes
Charleston Race Week,
Charleston Race Week 2011 has more than four months until the start, so volunteers and professional staff are already hard at work to make 'The World's Friendliest Regatta' the biggest and best in its history.... [more]
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America's Cup: Letter released inviting Rhode Island Venue Bid
Richard Gladwell,
A letter, dated last Friday 17 December 2010 from Stephen Barclay, lead negotiator BMW Oracle Racing to Keith Stokes Executive Director, Rhode Island Economic Development Corp has been released. The polite note would seem to be just a welcome mat for a response from the 113 year home of the America's Cup which hosted Defences from 1870 to 1983, when the trophy was held by the New Yo... [more]
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