Miami OCR, SB3 Worlds and Happy Birthday Dee - all the sailing news
Welcome to this week's edition of our Sail-World.com UK Newsletter.
Skandia Team GBR are competing at the Miami OCR, with Giles Scott leading the Finn Class ahead of Ben Ainslie.
The Illusions were out in force at Bembridge and we have news from the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. And Happy Birthday Dee Caffari who celebrated onboard GAES Centros Auditivos, in the Barcelona World Race.
Ben Ainslie, Finn. Richard Langdon/Skandia Team GBR
And we have the latest from Chris-Stanmore Major who has just finished leg 2 of the Velux 5 Oceans.
There's a great video this week with Charlie McKee talking 'Wing Sails', at the Moth Worlds.
In International news at Audi Victoria Week, Australian Nathan Outteridge the 49er and Moth World Champion has been sailing the SB3 series with David Cheyne (the SB3 World Class President ) from Ireland and fellow Aussie Ian Brown, the 1976 Olympic 470 Bronze medallist. The trio are having a perfect preparation for a crack at the Torbay SB3 Worlds - winning six races in a row at Audi Victoria Week.
The AC45 is proving to be quite a surprise - Sail-World.com has all the latest news and pictures, Richard Gladwell's
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Miami OCR - Flawless Scott extends Robert Deaves, It was another flawless performance from Skandia Team GBR's Giles Scott on day two of the Rolex Miami OCR. Though Tuesday had started out with promises of increasing wind throughout the day. The fourth race started soon after with Scott taking his fourth win of the week so far. Team mates Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Andrew Mills (GBR) crossed in second and third.... [more] Share this story
THAT Australian flag - flies on Australia Day at Audi Victoria Week Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, When John Bertrand and his Australia II crew won the America's Cup in Newport, Alan Bond and the support crew delivered a giant Australian flag to Australia II which was hoist to the mast top, along with the iconic boxing kangaroo battle flag.... [more] Share this story
Miami OCR images by Ingrid Abery Sail-World.com, These images from today's action at the Miami OCR are presented by photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Tom Blackaller on Cats in the America's Cup Richard Gladwell, The modern America's Cup is almost completely devoid of the characters of yesteryear, epitomized by Tom Blackaller, who were never afraid to say what was on their minds, and stand up for their often extreme point of view. Sadly Tom died too young at the age of 49, but his daughter Lisa Blackaller has posted this clip of Tom, once again firing from the lip, and with a smile the width of the Golde... [more] Share this story
Miami OCR - Capsizes on the 49er race course images by Ingrid Abery Sail-World.com, Capsizes on the 49er race course at the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, part of the ISAF World Cup Tour. This gallery of images is from top British based photographer Ingrid Abery. There are several ways to get into strife in the 49er - here crews on the second day of the Miami OCR demonstrate two of these!... [more] Share this story
ISAF publish revised Standard Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions ISAF, ISAF published revised versions of the Standard Notice of Race and Standard Sailing Instructions for match racing events.... [more] Share this story
East Coast Piers Race Andrew Dowley, East Coast Piers Race was highly successful in 2010 and Marconi Sailing Club have again raised money for local charity The Cirdan Trust and the Essex Air Ambulance. The cheque for £12,750 was presented to The Cirdan Trust on Sunday 23rd January at Marconi Sailing Club by Simon Elwell.... [more] Share this story
Barcelona World Race - Leader's luxury Barcelona World Race, Barcelona World Race - As the first depression of the ‘big south' spins off south eastwards towards the depths of the Indian Ocean, there is a certain temporary stability visited on the positions of the leading trio of the Barcelona World Race this afternoon, but no such luxury for the chasing pack.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup & America's Cup Match dates confirmed Jane Eagleson and Sail-World, The 2013 race dates for the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Match (Finals) have been confirmed by Regatta Director Iain Murray. The Louis Vuitton Cup will be conducted on 13 July – 1 September 2013, subject to the final number of Challengers and the precise format of the racing to be determined by the Challengers and Regatta Director.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup - USA 17 headed to San Francisco Oracle Racing, The giant trimaran that won the 33rd America's Cup for Larry Ellison's Oracle Racing team is heading home to San Francisco. She was launched in Anacortes, WA, in August 2008, and after initial testing there moved to San Diego, CA, for a further period of training before being moved to Valencia for the 33rd Cup Match last February.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Baltic Week - King Harald V of Norway at the starting line Andreas Kling, Rolex Baltic Week - The Metre yachts and Flensburg Fjord have always had a very special relationship, and next year it will reach new heights at the eighth Rolex Baltic Week, when both the Robbe & Berking 12-Metre World Championship and the Eights' world cup will be held here.... [more] Share this story
RORC Caribbean 600 count-down Louay Habib, With one month to go, the third edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is turning into a truly international affair, with an unprecedented fifteen nations represented in a diverse fleet of yachts, from all over the world.... [more] Share this story
Barcelona World Race - Virbac-Paprec resist the attack of Foncia Barcelona World Race, Virbac-Paprec 3 and Foncia are riding the leading edge of the low pressure's front and should manage to stay with it, making around 18-20 knots and we should maybe see them gybe later this afternoon or this evening to line up for the SW'lies as the front passes over them.... [more] Share this story
RSYC Doyle Sails Frostbite Series Race 1 - Warm and windy Mike Garvey, It was a windy blustery day which greeted the first sail of the year which would certainly blow away the cobwebs. The gradient wind was circa 22 knots with gust up to 30 knots from the SW which was warm especially after the recent cold spell for the inaugural race of the Doyle Sails Frostbite Series.... [more] Share this story
Sail-World Mailbag: Will the Cat cut the Mustard? Sail-World Readers, Sail-World readers comment on the recent commentary piece on the AC45 and use of catamarans in the 34th America's Cup... [more] Share this story
Superyacht dismasted off Guadeloupe in light airs Richard Gladwell, Sail-World has been advised that the 44m superyacht Salperton was dismasted on Saturday, 22 January 2011, whilst sailing off Guadeloupe with mainsail and blade in light conditions. Nobody was hurt and the yacht made port safely.... [more] Share this story
Miami OCR 2011 images by Ingrid Abery Ingrid Abery images, Day one action images from the Miami OCR by photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more] Share this story
Miami OCR 2011 day one - Double win for Giles Scott Robert Deaves, Sailed under warm cloudy skies and in a shifty but useful 10-15 knot breeze, Giles Scott took the first race after a delayed start from Railey and Brendan Casey (AUS) and was going fast enough around the course to take the second race from Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Railey to end the day on a perfect score.... [more] Share this story
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott collects two bullets Lindsey Bell, British sailors were quick out of the blocks on a testing first day at the Miami leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series on Monday (24 January), with rising Finn star Giles Scott picking up two race wins to see the perfect start to his regatta. Skandia Team GBR's 470 men's teams also saw their regatta off to a good start, with two-time World Champions Nic Asher and Elliot Willis in first overall... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series - Team Extreme latest entry Extreme Sailing Series, Extreme Sailing Series welcomes the latest team to join the 2011 global circuit, taking the tally up to 11 world class teams. ‘Team Extreme' will be skippered by experienced Olympic multihull sailor Roland Gaebler: 'Together with our team we are proud to be part of this Series and we cannot wait to see the other legendary teams show up. We are very proud to sail with such great sailors'.... [more] Share this story
Opti sailors set World Record at Weymouth Cailah Leask, Guinness World RecordTM set for the ‘Largest Parade of Boats' with the International Optimist Class Association. The record took place on July 25, 2010 within the waters of Weymouth and Portland featuring over 300 young Optimist sailors. Requirements to set the new world record were extensive; requiring 300 plus people, all holding a full licence for their boat to sail a set course.... [more] Share this story
Britain's Ian Williams in hunt for crack at third World Championship World Match Racing Tour, Britain's Ian Williams of Team GAC Pindar will be in the fight for a third Match Racing World Championship after it was confirmed today that his application for a Tour Card to the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has been confirmed.... [more] Share this story
An evening with Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge Part II Sail-World.com, Audi Victoria Week 2011 -An unbelieveably talented duo continue their good work down in Geelong, Australia. Nathan Outteridge has just won six SB3 races in a row on Corio Bay and his mate Tom Slingsby has just delivered four wins in a row, as tactician on Marcus Blackmore's TP52 Hooligan. Oh yes they have sailed a few other boats.... [more] Share this story
Sir Chay Blyth Supports Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta Volvo Ocean Race Legends, Sir Chay Blyth, CBE, BEM, takes his place as Ambassador to the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta next to Lady Pippa Blake who has already confirmed her support for this, the first ever official reunion and regatta. Sir Chay is the second Ambassador to be appointed to event, which takes place on 1-5 November in Alicante later this year.... [more] Share this story
New Kiteboarding Competition Rules finalised ISAF, A new version of the Kiteboarding Competition Rules has been finalised by the ISAF Racing Rules Working Party and is available to view now.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - What a difference a day makes Chris Stanmore-Major, The latest news from Chris Stanmore-Major, who is 40nm from the finish of leg 2 of the Velux 5 Oceans. The forecast indicates that conditions will moderate in 24hrs but as it also says I should be making my way to Wellignton in 30Kts I am somewhat sceptical.... [more] Share this story
British sailors out in force for Miami World Cup regatta Lindsey Bell, Britain's top Olympic and Paralympic classes sailors have descended on Miami for the first major event of 2011. There was a dramatic build up to the event for Skandia Team GBR's Women's Match Racing World Championship-winning team as crew Annie Lush was rushed to hospital after falling 10ft to the ground from her Elliot 6m boat while it was docked in the boat park.... [more] Share this story
Illusions at Bembridge - Piers Janaury Jacket Rudy Jurg, On a brisk Saturday morning with a Northerly breeze of 3-4 Beaufort with occasional sunny spells 20 Illusion sailors came out to play in Bembridge.... [more] Share this story
An evening with Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge – Part I Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, Two Australian sailors are starring at the 2011 Audi Victoria Week, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge. Outteridge after winning the Audi King of Docklands SB3 event is now leading the SB3 series. ISAF sailor of the year Slingsby is calling tactics on todays IRC Division A double winner Hooligan. Today we publish the first part of a three part interview series with them both.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Murray Jones on the AC45 at 25kts plus Richard Gladwell, Murray Jones is referred to as 'The Captain' in Oracle Racing circles. A recent convert from Team Alinghi, Jones is one of New Zealand's most accomplished sailors going right back into the 470 class where he and Andy Knowles were the NZ nomination for the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Sail-World caught up with him, just after he stepped onto the dock, after just the second day of sailing aboard the... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Launching the AC45 - not that difficult? Richard Gladwell, Erecting the wingsail and launching the wingsailed AC45, and her larger sister the AC72, were expected to pose some problems for the America's Cup team support team crews. In monohull terms it is like trying to launch an ACC yacht with her sails up. In this series of photos and video we show how the Oracle Racing shore, design and build team have worked to overcome these issues.... [more] Share this story
Key West Race Week 2011 gets thrilling finish Jeanne Kleene, Key West Race Week victory literally came down to the last leg of the last race for many of the grand prix classes at Key West 2011, presented by Nautica.... [more] Share this story
Gladwell's Line: Will the cat cut the mustard at the America's Cup? Richard Gladwell, or the past few months we've been following the construction of the AC45 in Warkworth, and this week had our first glimpse of her out sailing. We've been skeptical of many of the claims made for the use of large catamarans, in the America's Cup. Particularly when those comments are made by people we know have very little sailing experience, and are just talking up the market.... [more] Share this story
Is a third world title on the cards for Nathan Outteridge? Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, Nathan Outteridge, from Lake Macquarie New South Wales, one of the superstars of Australian sailing is clearly freakishly talented and he spends a lot of time on the water, 300 days a year.... [more] Share this story
Zhik Moth Worlds 2011 Video - Charlie McKee talks about the Wing Sail Zhik Moth Worlds 2011, Zhik Moth Worlds 2011 video.... [more] Share this story
RS:X Evolution provides revolutionary performance Rory Ramsden, RS:X Asian Grand Prix Singapore edition featured 10 specially built new light weight RS:X Evolutions. Be sure that this is an evolution of the existing RS:X. It comes from the same mould as the RS:X so it is the same shape as the existing RS:X AND if it were on the market today, it would be the same price as the existing RS:X.... [more] Share this story
Royal Lymington Yacht Club Spring Series Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Royal Lymington Yacht Club spring series - The series will start on the 27th March for four consecutive Sundays, with two races each morning. On the first Sunday we will have the Olympic coach Cathy Foster reviewing the racing and then running a 'video wash up' session in the Club House afterwards. Always a chastening experience but well worth watching!... [more] Share this story
Duo Series - A new double handed series for the 2011 season Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Duo Series - A new double handed series for the 2011 season - The Club has responded to requests from some of our existing two handed sailors to run a five race series, with one discard, over the summer of 2011. The races will be open to members and non-members. All the boats will race as one class using the IRC handicap system, and the ISAF Category 4 safety standard.... [more] Share this story
US Sailing's 2011 Rolex Miami OCR - Sailors at the top of their game Dana Paxton, US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR 2011 - Nothing says elite-level competition like it. The event returns to Coconut Grove, Fla., for its 22nd time on Monday, January 24 through Saturday, January 29... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: AC45 sails in Auckland on Day 3 Chris Cameron, Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture the launch of the prototype AC45 in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72 which will be used in the 34th America's Cup. The 45ft long yacht will feature a wingsail, the same as the larger 72ft yacht to be used in the September 2013 Match in San Francisco... [more] Share this story
Moth Worlds images by Howard Wright Howard Wright, Image Professional Photography, Howard Wright, Image Professional Photography, presents another selection of images captured at the recent Zhik 2011 Moth Worlds at Belmont, NSW.... [more] Share this story
Carmela Cup retained by the Royal Thames Yacht Club Royal Thames Yacht Club, Royal Thames Carmela Cup had a blustery Saturday morning see eight teams of eight sailors arrive at Queen Mary for the annually run RYA Open Two Boat Keelboat Team Racing Trophy... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: AC45 Testing Day Two - 25+ Knots Jane Eagleson, Americascup.com, Day two of testing in New Zealand and the team was confident enough to put the AC45 catamaran through its paces in 25 knots of wind, with spectacular results. With squirrely strong puffs gusting over 22 knots blowing through the Viaduct, the toughest part of the day was always going to be lifting the wing and getting it safely into the platform to launch the boat.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: AC 45 has no problems at top of wind range Gilles Martin-Raget, Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was on hand to capture the second sail of the prototype AC45 in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. Conditions today were a SW (offshore) breeze of 15-25kts, in which the AC45 was able to achieve speed of 14-16kts upwind and up to 30kts downwind.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: AC45 ticks all the boxes on just her second day out Richard Gladwell, Sail-World was very privileged to get a look at the new AC45 sailing on the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, in conditions that were testing - a 20kts SW breeze, gusting to 26kts. It was very hard, or impossible to find fault with the AC45, which turned in a remarkable performance by any standard and particularly for a multihull.... [more] Share this story
Geoff Stagg talks Farr 40 Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, In February 2011 the Farr 40 fleet will be returning to the waters off Sydney to contest the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. The Farr 40s were last in Sydney for their World Championship in 2005. This week Sail-World talked to Geoff Stagg about the development of the Farr 40's.... [more] Share this story
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