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 20 Apr 2011

History made, crash videos and more sailing news

Welcome to this week's edition of Sail-World.com's Europe Newsletter.

Quite a week of sailing!

Just ask the skippers of the Extreme 40s competing in China. Capsizes, crashes and carnage - catch the incredible videos and read the full reports from the event.

ESS Red Bull Capzise   Team Gaebler

Anna Corbella made history as the first Spanish woman to circumnavigate the world non-stop after she and Dee Caffari completed the Barcelona World Race last week. Hugo Boss skippers Wouter Verbraak and Andy Meiklejohn are close to finishing their epic race. Well done to Verbraak who initially stepped in as a 'fill in' skipper for Alex Thomson.

View Carlo Borlenghi's images from the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series Scarlino and read the reports from the event. The 18ft Skiff European Grand Prix Circuit is set to fire up with international entries from the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand and Les Voiles de St. Barth has wrapped for another year.

For more sailing news from around the globe stay tuned to Sail-World.com.

Have a great week.

Sail-World.com Team

Extreme Sailing Series Day 3: Carnage, Capsizes and Collisions + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Never in four years of the Extreme Sailing Series has there been so much drama in one day. In almost unprecedented conditions here in Qingdao, the public witnessed some extraordinary adrenalin fueled ‘stadium' racing, first witnessing a major collision between The Wave, Muscat (Oman) and Oman Air (Oman) at the first downwind mark of the first race, and four dramatic capsizes.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans sprint four to Brad Van Liew
Velux 5 Oceans,
Brad Van Liew has won the fourth sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans round the world yacht race... [more]
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A look at the Finn under the water
Mikko Brummer/WB-Sails,
Mikko Brummer from WB-Sails describes what was discovered in a recent Finn development cycle.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Team Telefonica to be led by Martinez and Fernandez
Volvo Ocean Race,
It was announced today that Olympic gold medalists Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez will lead Team Telefónica, the latest entry into the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.... [more]
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Garda Optimist Meeting hits 1000 helmsmen
Fraglia Vela Riva,
Around forty nations will be participating in the 29th Garda Optimist Meeting which kicks off with a parade through the centre of Rive del Garda.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss set to finish Thursday
Barcelona World Race,
Hugo Boss is progressing at about nine knots into the western Alboran in the Barcelona World Race.... [more]
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Travemuende Week 2011 top class sailing with first rate ambience
Andreas Kling,
Diversity is the big bonus point of Travemuende Week. Like no other event, the regatta week at the mouth of the Trave River blends together summer festival and high-class sailing.... [more]
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World Match Racing team Berntsson to launch assault in 2011
World Match Racing Tour,
World Match Racing Tour's debut Tour Card Holder Johnie Berntsson admits that a harsh but honest assessment of ‘a mediocre' 2010 season was needed... [more]
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America's Cup: Ehman, Trouble, Reggio and more at 'Cup Chat'
Michelle Slade,
If there's one subject that America's Cup aficionados agree on, it's that the event is all about its personalities. Thursday night's shindig at the Golden Gate Yacht Club brought the point home in more ways than one under the guise of a US Sailing Speaker series program called 'Cup Chat'. Event pros Hartmann studios transformed the GGYC into a pseudo TV studio Letterman style..... [more]
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470 Spring Cup Overall + video
470 Internationale,
The final day of the 470 Spring Cup 2011 in France on Sunday 17 April saw a rollercoaster of position changes.... [more]
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World first for Yanmar in New Zealand
Connexion PR,
The three-masted barquentine Spirit of New Zealand is believed to be probably the world's busiest youth ship. Commissioned in 1986, the ‘Spirit' spends around 340 days at sea. In September 2010 ‘Spirit' commenced an 11 week refit in Whangarei New Zealand. Central to the repower was a new Yanmar 6AYM-STE (rated at 490 kW at 1900 rpm continuous).... [more]
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Olympians undefeated record remains intact
2B Sailing,
Holland-based sailor Darren Bundock and crewmate Jeroen van Leeuwen have kept intact their extraordinary undefeated run in Formula 18 racing with the pair starting the 2011 season as they finished 2010 with a victory.... [more]
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Dean's Diary: Extreme 40's in Qingdao - Dean Barker reports for Nexus
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Qingdao on the recently concluded Extreme40 series, in which Emirates Team NZ finished second overall to Luna Rossa.... [more]
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Cowes Week 2011 numbers up
AAM Cowes Week,
A variety of local and intenational competitors will turn out to enjoy racing at this year's Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skipper Brad Van Liew close to victory
Velux 5 Oceans,
Solo sailor Brad Van Liew is under 200 miles off the coast of Charleston on his 60ft yacht Le Pingouin and is predicted to finish the Velux 5 Oceans Race tomorrow, Tuesday April 19, around 0800 EST (1300 UTC).... [more]
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RS Tera World Championships - 100 days to Denmark
Golly Tucker,
The RS Tera Worlds in Aabenraa, Denmark are now only 100 days away. The mix of racing and fun are bubbling along nicely now.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 - Team Artemis wraps it up
Morgan Trubovich,
Morgan Trubovich updates us on Team Artemis and their final day in Qingdao for Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series: Action packed finish in Qingdao + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The dramatic second Act of the Extreme Sailing Series at the Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao, that proved to be the perfect amphitheatre for the stadium format racing, has come to a close.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 - Crazy racing for TeamGaebler
Roland Gaebler,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 racing update from TeamGaebler. From the first to the last race. This is the way sailing should look. On the Olympic Waters of Qingdao (China) we cannot count how many stunts we did with our Extreme40 Catamaran at the second Act of the Extreme Sailing Series.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing: America's Cup rivals fight for Qingdao title
Emirates Team NZ, although having lost their overall lead going into the fourth day of the Extreme Sailing series in Qingdao, China, have put up a valiant stand to try to achieve a series victory. The forecasted stronger winds did not eventuate and instead the temperatures at the 2008 Olympic sailing venue are cold and with 4-6kt winds.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - New leader emerges after light day + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 in Qingdao, dedicated to the Wei Chen local charity dedicated to helping the disadvantaged, proved to be the calm after the storm.... [more]
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Images of Qingdao: Heading down the mine on Day 3
Extreme Sailing,
It was a day collisions and capsizes on the Extreme Sailing course inside the seawall at Qingdao, China, venue for the so-called light air Olympics in 2008. Here's a galley of images of the day's action... [more]
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Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ leave Qingdao carnage in their wake
Warren Douglas,
Four yachts capsized and a major collision occurred as winds gusted to 30 knots on Day 3 of the Extreme 40 Series at Qingdao, China. Emirates Team New Zealand came through the day unscathed and retained the overall lead, extending to 134 points with second-placed Alinghi on 127.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ: Lead saved by video referee in Qingdao after Day 2
Emirates Team NZ media,
Emirates Team New Zealand emerged from the second day of the Extreme Sailing series with its overall lead intact. When racing finished for the day it looked like the Austrian team Red Bull had snatched the lead after Dean Barker had been recalled at the start, for being over the line.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 Qingdao: High drama on Day 2 + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
There was four and a half hours of high-drama on the second day of the Act 2 at the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, China. Six 'open water' races were raced today outside the breakwater of Fushan Bay. The breeze was a up and down but predominantly strong enough to see the Extreme 40 fleet flying their hulls... [more]
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Mirsky determined to claim World Match Racing Championship
World Match Racing Tour,
Australian Torvar Mirsky is re-focused and ready to shed Mirsky Racing Team of their ‘nearly ran' tag by taking the 2011 Match Racing World Championship and making this year his defining year... [more]
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