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 21 Apr 2011
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Derek Hatfield tied in second place in Velux 5 Oceans

Canadian Velux 5 Oceans skipper, Derek Hatfield, will start the next leg tied on points with Polish skipper Gutek, following his second place finish in Sprint 4; Derek arrived in Charleston, SC just 15 hours behind leg winner Brad Van Liew. A particularly sweet victory for Brad as he sailed into his hometown to a large welcoming crowd cheering on his fourth victory in the race. Chris Stanmore-Major is is expected in Charleston sometime today, while Gutek will rejoin ocean sprint four leaving Fortaleza, Brazil bound for Charleston. The start of the final sprint across the Atlantic is scheduled for May 14th.

Only three yachts remain on the Barcelona World Race course, Hugo Boss and, trailing them by a hundred miles, Forum Maritim Catala will both be in Barcelona to celebrate by the week-end; quite an achievement for Hugo Boss considering the last minute skipper change when Wouter Verbraak stepped in for Alex Thompson. Further back, We Are Water, have just crossed the equator and are finally in the northern hemisphere on the home stretch.

Charleston Race Week, one of the most popular Spring events on the US eastern seaboard, saw a few Canadian teams with winning performances. Because of its reasonable distance, Charleston is a great destination for trailerable sports boats; Brad Boston and Lee Shuckerow on Jackpot, from the Sarnia Yacht Club, took first place in the Viper 640 division, while Jim Pearson, also from SYC, was the Ultimate 20 winner on Slippery. Charleston Race Week delivered a mixed bag of racing conditions this year with some races being called off because of inclement weather, a very unusual situation following an excellent track record for perfect racing conditions.

See you on the water soon!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

Velux 5 Oceans Canadian skipper Derek Hatfield second
Velux 5 Oceans,
The stage is set for a thrilling finale to the Velux 5 Oceans solo round the world yacht race after Canadian ocean racer Derek Hatfield claimed second place in the penultimate sprint today.... [more]
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America's Cup: Grant Dalton on the state of the Kiwi Cup play - Video
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand CEO, Grant Dalton spoke with Sail-World's NZ Editor after the sponsorship announcement today. He reveals the contribution of the likes of Glenn Ashby; describes the Oracle Racing team as 'old'; discusses the merits of using cranes for launching AC72's says Emirates Team NZ do not have their complete set of sponsors in place yet... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss and the final miles
Barcelona World Race,
The Barcelona World Race duo onboard Hugo Boss were pushing east this Wednesday afternoon investing in a route which took them some 20 miles off the Algerian coast where Wouter Verbraak and Andy Meiklejohn were intent on making their final 280 miles to Barcelona on something close to one long, brisk reach to finish their Barcelona World Race tomorrow night in seventh place.... [more]
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CYA and Skippers' Plan join forces to provide insurance advantages
Beginning on May 1, 2011, The Canadian Yachting Association and Robertson & Robertson's Skippers Plan join forces to offer CYA members a number of exclusive unique feature benefits including a one-stop source for home, auto and commercial insurance.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skipper Derek Hatfield finishes second in Sprint Four
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans veteran Canadian sailor Derek Hatfield has arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, finishing second in the fourth sprint of the round the world yacht race.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ capsize AC45 in Auckland
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand today confirmed that their AC45 had capsized in Auckland while training today. The one design wingsailed catamaran left the Viaduct Harbour just before 1000hrs this morning and returned soon after noon.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Brad Van Liew four for four
Velux 5 Oceans,
American solo sailor Brad Van Liew today made it an incredible four wins out of four legs in the Velux 5 Oceans.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 start one month away
Audi MedCup,
There is only one month left until the start of the Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 and organizers are finalizing preparations. As did the Portuguese jewel last season, Cascais by Lisbon starts the season with the Trophy of Portugal running from May 16th - 22nd.... [more]
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Sailor Joanne Abbott to win Syl Apps Special Achievement Award
John Kerr,
Sailor Joanne Abbott to win Syl Apps Special Achievement Award at the annual Ontario Sport Awards ceremony, in Toronto.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week - Day three Melges 24 images
Joy Dunigan,
Joy Dunigan shares a gallery of images with us from Melges 24 racing on day three at Charleston Race Week.... [more]
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Pan American Games - US Sailing's OSC nominates team
Dana Paxton,
US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has nominated 16 American sailors to compete at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico from Oct. 14-30.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week finishing touches
Charleston Race Week,
An earlier start time for the final day of Charleston Race Week 2011 saw frantic preparations across the Charleston Harbour Marina this morning.... [more]
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The new K3 International 14 - Proudly 'Made in Canada'
Sail-World Canada,
The Killing 3 International 14 or 'K3' is a new design from the drafting table of Canadian yacht designer Steve Killing. The boat that takes advantage of proven technology and best-in-class building techniques right here in canada. A great team of designers, builders and suppliers have collaborated to make the K3 a reality.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week - Successful Melges 20 Kiss defense
International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
Congratulations are in order for defending Charleston Race Week Melges 20 champion Michael Kiss on Bacio. The last day of the Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week regatta was nothing short of spectacular. Sunny skies and fickle breezes presented the last opportunity for the race committee to squeeze in one more race, adding a fifth to the four completed on Friday.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week sailors kept ashore
Charleston Race Week,
Today mother nature served up a helping of southerly breeze that for the majority of Charleston Race Week sailors was too hefty to handle.... [more]
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Women On The Water FUN Regatta, June 25th, Island Yacht Club.
Heather Robertson,
If you are a woman who has never boated, or are new to racing this will be the fun regatta to attend. Women racing women! Bring your boat or crew with someone else. Cost to race is $25 per person and includes a goodie bag. The evening concludes with a dinner and awards presentation. Prizes sponsored by The Store Mason's Chandlery, Skippers Plan, Open Waters and Gill Outerwear.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week Audi Melges 20 images
Joy Dunigan,
Joy Dunigan shares a gallery of images with us from Audi Melges 20 racing on day one at Charleston Race Week.... [more]
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Laser designer and Int 14 sailor pays tribute to Geoff Smale
Bruce Kirby,
Canadian sailor and designer Bruce Kirby,better known as the designer of the highly successful Laser class was one of those who competed on the 1958 Prince of Wales Cup, along with Geoff Smale who died last weekend in a light aircraft accident. Here he pays tribute to his old friend... [more]
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