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 31 May 2011

Extreme 40 crash video, Delta Lloyd and more sailing news

Welcome to our latest edition of Sail-World.com's European newsletter.

Fast and furious action this week as the Extreme 40s completed Act 3 in Istanbul. These flying machines push their crews to the limit and the crash between Team Extreme and Alinghi was spectacular. Sail-World.com has the video plus all the latest news from the event which was won by Artemis Racing.

Artemis Racing. - Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 Istanbul  Lloyd Images ©

Competition at the Delta Lloyd Regatta was fierce with many Olympic hopefuls from around the globe competing in Holland. Gold to the Dutch Team Groeneveld who defeated Silje Lehtinen from Finland in the Womens Match Racing.
Gold also to Thierry Schmitter (NED) in the 2.4 class and to Marit Bouwmeester (NED) in the Laser Radial. Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout (NED) also won Gold in the Womens 470.

Match Race Germany was sailed on Lake Constance with Francesco Bruni and his Bruni Racing crew claiming their first title on the World Match Racing Tour.

Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski made it into the history books as the first Polish skipper to race single-handed around the world when he completed the Velux 5 Oceans onboard Operon Racing, despite injury and damage to his boat. Well done Gutek!

The Platu 25 Worlds and the Portuguese 420 Championships are just underway while the Access Class European Championships on Lake Garda have finished for another year. Zoltan Pegan and Eva Mircsev (Hungary) retained their Access 303 Two-Person title.

To stay up to date with all the latest sailing news and videos from around the world visit www.Sail-World.com

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Myth of Malham (Round Eddystone) Race won
Myth of Malham (Round Eddystone) Race is a qualifier for the upcoming Rolex Fastnet Race and has seen three of the top four spots taken by the French with 125 yachts in total braving a windy forecast to compete.... [more]
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The flying Q capsizes in Sydney Harbour - images
Ian Oatley's Q, the radically designed Reichel/Pugh 42 capsized yesterday in Sydney Harbour, after a keel malfunction.... [more]
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America's Cup: Competitors Forum breaks up on a promise
Richard Gladwell,
The competitors in the 2013 America's Cup met by teleconference today. Sail-World is informed that the meeting broke up without any decisions being reached. That is somewhat surprising given that there is currently a Protocol in place for the event, a number of teams have purchased AC45's and have active design teams for the AC72 program, and a regatta management and media test event has just b... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour 2011 Danish Open cancelled
World Match Racing Tour,
World Match Racing Tour Danish Open 2011 usually organised by the Kongelig Danish Yachtklub has been cancelled.... [more]
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Designer Greg Elliott on the eviction of the Olympic Keelboat in 2016
Richard Gladwell,
Greg Elliott, designer of the Womens Olympic Keelboat, is understandably not pleased with the decision by the International Sailing Federation to drop the Womens (and Mens) Keelboats from the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. He is even more surprised that a boat and event into which so much effort has been dropped before even sailing in the Olympics.... [more]
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Platu 25 World Championships day one
International Platu 25 Class,
The Platu 25 World Championships saw three highly competitive races in Gmunden.... [more]
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McConaghy Ker 40 jumping onto the World's stage
John Curnow,
Keronimo has had her maiden sail. This boat's sea trials on the Solent in the UK is especially important, as she is the first of the new Ker 40 IRC Racers to come out of the McConaghy Boats factory.... [more]
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RS Eurocup - RS800s at Carnac
RS Association,
Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 had a fleet of RS800's out on the water at YC Carnac racing in sunny weather with good winds and flat waters.... [more]
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RS Eurocup - RS700s at Carnac
RS Association,
Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 today saw RS700's race in a truly beautiful location with impeccable management on and off the water.... [more]
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RS Eurocup - RS200 win for Dunn and Baker
Pete Vincent,
The RS200 fleet took to the waters for three days of competition in the Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 under pleasant sailing conditions with the victory going to the team of Steve Dunn and Karen Baker.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race 2012
Kate Jennings,
Normandy Channel Race 2011 came to a close after the emotional prize-giving that took place at the Pavillon de Normandie in Caen and now a sense of melancholy looms over the quays of the Bassin Saint-Pierre in anticipation of the return in 2012 of the fine figure cut by the Class40 fleet.... [more]
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Groupama 4 begins offshore trials
Welcome On Board - Communication agency,
Frank Cammas and crew have now taken to the water with Groupama 4 to begin their first offshore trials.... [more]
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Kite Course Racing World Championships attracts international fleet
Markus Schwendtner,
With only a little less than one month to go until the first competition day of the 2011 Kite Course Racing World Championships in Sylt, Germany, and 60 of the worlds finest course racers from 23 nations representing five continents have already registered so far.... [more]
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America's Cup: Different players - but the arguments remain the same
Richard Gladwell,
Readers will recall at the time of the recent Emirates Team NZ funding announcement that CEO, Grant Dalton advised, in little more than a quick sentence in a 40 minute presentation that one of the tentacles of the NZ Government, NZ Trade and Enterprise would again be one of the principal investors in the 2011-13 America's Cup campaign on the basis of a long-standing contract... [more]
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WMRT Match Race Germany 2011 – YANMAR Racing second overall
YANMAR Racing media,
In the semi finals at Match Race Germany Pater Gilmour YANMAR Racing already held two wins in this first to three series, so the next match was vital for Synergy Team. With lots of sunshine and little more than five knots of breeze on Lake Constance it was a glorious day to be by the water and big crowds gathered on the shoreline to watch the action.... [more]
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Portuguese 420 Championship day two
International 420 Class,
Portuguese 420 Championships second day has delivered three races after a frustrating test of patience in the day's opening race four. As winds increased for races five and six, the competing sailors experienced even more frustrations.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 to Artemis Racing
Terry Hutchinson,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 in Istanbul concluded today and Artemis Racing's Terry Hutchinson is very happy with the victory. Going into the double points race we had a slim lead over Gitana and ETNZ. With one-minute to go before the start we made an aggressive call to start on port and go for the port tack cross of the fleet.... [more]
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Dutch Team win in WMR Finals spectacle at Delta Lloyd Regatta
Elliott 6m Sailing,
The women's match racing event provided plenty of drama and excitement for sailors and spectators at the Delta Lloyd Regatta. In an exciting finals battle Team Groeneveld (NED) won gold in home waters. The final races delivered plenty of action and drama in a spectacular battle with Silje Lehtinen (FIN). Despite losing crew overboard in race two the Dutch team were able to put it together and wi... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 close battle for The Wave Muscat
Nicky Moore,
For Australian Skipper Torvar Mirsky and his team on The Wave, Muscat it was a battle for fourth place until the final race of the day with Luna Rossa (ITA). Mirksy, who is the youngest skipper of the fleet, held his nerve and finished in fourth place.... [more]
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Match Race Germany win to Bruni
World Match Racing Tour,
Match Race Germany 2011's title has been taken by Francesco Bruni. Bruni has won his first World Match Racing Tour victory after stamping out Peter Gilmour on Lake Constance.... [more]
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Access Class European Championships winners decided
David Staley,
Access Class European Championship sailors arrived at Circolo Vela Gargnano this morning for the final day of competition. Six straight first places over the past four days mean that Zoltan Pegan (HUN) is the undisputed European Champion in the Access 303 Single Person.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Dutch and Aussie's on top
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
Both the Dutch and Australians have six medals apiece and are taking claim to most of the medals in Holland at the Delta Lloyd Regatta.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup standings shape up
International Sailing Federation,
The medals at the Delta Lloyd Regatta will be decided throughout the day in Medemblik, the Netherlands. Stephen Morrison and Ben Rhodes (GBR) won the first gold medal of the day in the 49er handing the Brits 20 points to their 49er ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings total. They move up to fourth in the Standings on 42 points.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 only a few days to go + video
Paul Larsen,
Well, it's actually four days but today is a no go as the wind is from the NW and lightish. Monday is our last sailing day as we will pack up on Tuesday and fly out on Wednesday. The winds are predicted to get into the low 20's on the next three days so we will keep pushing until the end.... [more]
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The Aegean Yacht Rally draws to a close with the last race on Marmaris
Maggie Joyce,
The Aegean Yacht Rally draws to a close with the last race on Marmaris Harbour in 12 knots of breeze. This annual event conducted by Mariner Boating Holidays consists of six fun races in fourteen days conducted on a route which showcases five Greek islands and the Turkish coast between Bodrum and Marmaris.... [more]
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WMRT Match Race Germany – YANMAR Racing solid in semi finals
YANMAR Racing Media,
Match Race Germany is stage 2 of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour. With three World Match Racing Tour previous wins here at Langenargen, Lake Constance is amongst YANMAR Racing skipper Peter Gilmour's favourite venues. Last night Gilmour and crew were 2-7 down before winning their last four round robin matches to storm into the quarter finals in sixth place.... [more]
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Access Class European Championships day two - Just enough
David Staley,
Mixed breezes for day two of the Access Class European Championships. Due to the light breezes followed by storms yesterday all classes were already behind schedule. Electrical storms and heavy rain in the mountains overnight abated but left a strong ‘Pelair' for the scheduled 9am start.... [more]
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Extreme40's: Emirates Team NZ leads into final day
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand leads the fleet after four days of the Istanbul regatta in the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series. With a day to go, Dean Barker and crew have a four-point lead over second-placed Artemis. Only 13 points separate the top five boats after 33 races at Istanbul.... [more]
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World champions reform into new matchracing team for World Tour
Adrian Lee & Partners Racing,
Two members of Blackmatch Racing have partnered with another established Matchrace and America's Cup combination to form a new matchracing team which will contest the World Match Racing Tour. Three of the five member of the team have won the world championship title of match racing.... [more]
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Access Class European Championships day two
David Staley,
Day two of the Access Class European Championships was a frustrating day for race officials and Access Class competitors alike at the Circolo vela Gargnano, with wind, no wind, storms... [more]
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Bob's Bolt finds a new home
Sail-World correspondent,
On Sunday May 20th, as the awards for the Gaffers & Classics Regatta at Lymington were coming to a close, there was a surprise for Bob Fisher. On a July night in 1988, he was at the wheel of the maxi-rater Drum some three miles due south of the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse in the Outer Clyde.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul - Artemis Racing steps up
Terry Hutchinson,
Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul: Artemis Racing Helmsman Terry Hutchinson reports on the solid racing day had by the team and how they kept their promise.... [more]
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