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 16 Mar 2011
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Mirabaud dismasted in the Barcelona World Race!

Attrition continues in the Barcelona World Race; Dominique Wavre and Michèle Paret are riding the storm towards Argentina under a jury rig after Mirabaud was dismasted on Saturday. In Ushuaia, the keel damage on Groupe Bel has forced their retirement. Hugo Boss is currently in the Falkland Islands to repair the mainsail track. With less than 500 miles to the equator, Virbac-Paprec 3 will be the first yacht to experience the challenge of the Doldrums.

Those of you who have been following the Velux 5 Oceans race will not want to miss the upcoming live web chats; the four skippers will take some time away for their Sprint 4 preparations to answer fans questions on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22nd and 23rd. See our story for the details!

Congratulations to Canadians Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn for their recent success as key players in major regattas. As a team, they are back to challenge for an Olympic medal in the Star in 2012. In between Star training sessions, they keep busy sailing the Open 60 O Canada!, Richard Oland's SC 52, Vela Veloce and a California based TP52. We wish them the best on their way to London 2012!

Miami Sailing Week just wrapped up yesterday; Jon Messenger on Black Sheep, his Melges 20, posted the best Canadian results; legendary Hans Fogh with Roger Green finished in the top third in the Star.

Finally, don't forget that Ontario Sailing is now accepting nominations for this year's Ontario Sailing's Legend of Ontario Sailors Award presented by Canadian Yachting Magazine. The award recognizes outstanding contribution to the recreational and/or competitive sport of sailing in Canada.

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor 1987 America's Cup video gallery, 1987 America's Cup video gallery. The Fremantle America's Cup event in 1987 has gone down in history as one of the very best ever. Sail-World has access to the video of that wonderful event and been releasing coverage as we delve. Grab a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a beer and spend a little time with the collection so far.... [more]
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Lake Ontario 300 Challenge Update
Brian Townsend,
Sail-World Canada and Canadian Yachting are proud to be the Official Media Sponsors of the 2011 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge. Welcome Diversicare Canada as a Silver Sponsor to the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race build update from Puma Ocean Racing
Ken Read,
Volvo Ocean Race - Astounding activity surrounds Puma Ocean Racing in the little state of Rhode Island, USA. We feel very fortunate to be building our boat near Newport.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race challenge for Mapfre
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race leaders Jean-Pierre Dick and Loïck Peyron, hold a 465 mile lead over Mapfre. This amounts to more than ten percent of the remaining 3387 miles... [more]
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Clarke and Bjorn Sailing Team owns the podium
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Own the Podium - Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn exemplify Canada's Own the Podium program, which was implemented following the 2006 Winter Olympics. They have been on the podium in five back-to-back regattas (Levin Memorial, Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race, Key West Race Week, Miami Olympic Classes Regatta and Pineapple Cup) over the past 40 days.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race duo refuse to concede victory
Barcelona World Race,
There are mixed feelings for the pair, who will need every mile of the course if they are to overtake Virbac-Paprec 3, but equally will be missing their loved ones sharply after 73 days at sea.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans racers to host live webchats
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans Live webchats to take place 22nd and 23rd March and will be hosted on the Eco 60 class website... [more]
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Miami Sailing Week champions decided in five classes
Jan Harley,
Bacardi Cup - For the 472 sailors from 25 countries, conditions on Biscayne Bay were ideal as temperatures in the low 70s and sunny weather combined with shifty breeze to challenge them on the final day of racing at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank where champions were decided in five one-design classes.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Mirabaud attempting Jury Rig
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - Fortune favors the Barcelona World Race leaders and those who have more recently entered the Atlantic, but the trio of IMOCA Open 60 skippers who are encountering a boisterous active low pressure off the River Plate, on the Uruguay-Argentine border, will be pleased to race on into Monday morning in what should be diminishing winds in an improving wind angle.... [more]
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Mirabaud rides out the storm
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race competitor Mirabaud is under engine as Dominique Wavre and Michèle Paret ride out the worst of a storm which dismasted them. The storm should pass over them in the next few hours.... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Winter Series Miami Winter Regatta images
Joy Dunigan images,
Audi Melges 20 Winter Series at the Miami Winter Regatta images from day 2.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race yacht Mirabaud dismasted
Bernard Schopfer,
Barcelona World Race - The Race Committee was informed of Mirabaud's dismasting at 5.46pm this evening. The yacht skippered by Dominque Wavre and Michèle Paret had been sailing in difficult conditions since this morning, with strong headwinds and rough seas. During his daily radio transmission at 2pm, Dominique Wavre stated that the wind was strong and the seas were making life very difficult.... [more]
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CYA Councillor of Honour, George Blanchard has died
John Kerr,
Canada and the world of sailing lost a dear friend today. George Blanchard passed away this morning, Friday March 10.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Groupe Bel's keel damage forces retirement
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race. After arriving in Ushuaia on Wednesday evening Kito de Pavant and Sébastien Audigane and their team completed the full assessment of Groupe Bel's keel damage.... [more]
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WOW - Women On The Water Boating Safety and Handling Seminar, March 20
Heather Robertson,
WOW - Women on the Water conclude their spring indoor events with a boat handling and boating safety seminar on March 20th at The Store, Mason's Chandlery in Port Credit, ON. Seminar runs 11AM - 3PM and costs $20 and includes a light lunch. There will be prizes and goodie bags. Next Women On The Water program starts with mentor racing May 30th at Mimico Cruising Club.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - A long term strategy that has paid off
Anne-Charlotte Meyer,
Barcelona World Race competitors Jean-Pierre Dick and Loïck Peyron have, since ther rounded Cape Horn last Thursday, remained faithful to their strategy for tackling the Saint-Helena anticyclone.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Keel repairs begin for Operon Racing
Velux 5 Oceans,
Volvo Ocean Race - Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski's Eco 60 Operon Racing has been lifted out of the water in Uruguay for keel repairs ahead of ocean sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans. A composite part surrounding the keel pins broke during ocean sprint three allowing the keel to move several millimeters.... [more]
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St.Maarten Heineken Regatta - Worthy performances on final day
Heather Tackling,
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – The final day was one to remember, starting early on Sunday morning with a full slate of racing and ending very early Monday morning after a Prize-Giving ceremony on the beach.... [more]
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Beneteau First 36.7 2011 North American Championship in Toronto
Mike Sonosky,
The Beneteau First 36.7 2011 North American Championship will be hosted in Toronto September 8, 9, 10 and 11 is an event that should be in your calendar. Beneteau First 36.7s representing Quebec City, Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay, Kingston, Chicago, Detroit, Sarnia, Erie, PA, Buffalo, Rochester, Youngstown and other clubs on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie have taken the charge to race in Toronto.... [more]
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