Skandia Sail for Gold battle looms - all the latest sailing news

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 06 Jun 2011

Skandia Sail for Gold battles loom and all the latest sailing news

Welcome to this week's edition of our European newsletter.

Skandia Sail for Gold will test the skills of the world's best over the next few days. The ISAF Sailing World Cup series fifth leg commenced on the waters of Weymouth and Portland on Monday 6th June and will run until 11th June.

The Finn class will be just one of the fascination battles on the water - Ed Wright and Ben Ainslie will surely test the skills of Ivan Kljaovic Gaspic, Pieter-Jan Postma and Gasper Vincec, all of whom finished in the top five in Holland.

Stay tuned to for all the latest from the event.

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011  onEdition ©

Team Gaebler have won the German Tornado Grand Prix, the Italian entry EUK II Monella Vagabonda helmed by Sandro Montefusco, is the new Platu 25 World Champion, the Gitana 11 crew have been busy setting a new reference time for the ArMen race and PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava has concluded with Antoine Albeau taking the honours. Be sure to check out the images from the event by photographer John Carter.

And for those readers who enjoy competitions, be sure to enter the World Match Racing Tour's 'Win a Trip to Portugal'.

Of course there's lots more news and views, videos and images from around the world in this week's newsletter. We hope you enjoy the read.

Have a great week. Team

Zhik RS Eurocup 2011 - RS200s overall
Pete Vincent,
Zhik Eurocup 2011 RS200 event was held at YC Carnac during the 28th to 31st May. The final days racing saw even more lovely sunshine.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing on San Francisco Bay
Oracle Racing PR,
Throughout the month of June ORACLE Racing will be training in two of the AC45 wingsail catamarans that will be used in the America's Cup World Series through 2012.... [more]
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Azores and Back Yacht Race
The 10th Azores and Back Yacht Race (AZAB) is being hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth.... [more]
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Round the Island Race 2011 starter
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race organisers Island Sailing Club are delighted to confirm that this year's 80th Anniversary Race will be started at 0600 hrs on Saturday 25th June by actress and TV presenter Denise Van Outen.... [more]
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North Sea Regatta 2011 a tough cold beat to Scheveningen
Louay Habib,
North Sea Regatta 2011 hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club was held Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June. The event is a 180 mile race from Harwich to the Smith's Knoll Buoy off the North Norfolk Coast then across the North Sea to Scheveningen... [more]
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PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava - Albeau and a twist
In true Catalunya style the thermal kicked in between 8-13 knots, just enough to complete elimination 8 and enabling some last minute drama to unfold. The loser's final saw the wind dropping off slightly and the sailors really had to work their way around the course often coming to a complete stop at the marks.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 show time
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 starts tomorrow Monday 6th June at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, the London 2012 Olympic sailing venue. There are 418 days to the start of the 2012 Olympic Games. Between now and then, there are two events that have been in marked in the diary in red ink for every ambitious sailor en route to the London Opening Ceremony.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 tough test for British sailing team
Lindsey Bell,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011, which is the fifth leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series, kicks off on the 2012 waters of Weymouth and Portland on Monday 6th June. British sailing team manager Stephen Park says his charges will face their biggest test of this Olympic cycle so far at the regatta.... [more]
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OnBoard 8 Hour Endurance Race surprise win by Bolton Pirates
OnBoard 8 Hour Endurance Race for the North West was held at Hollingworth Lake on 31st May 2011. Two local teams from Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre and one from Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club sought to uphold local honour from the invading teams from all over the Manchester area, from Burwain, Glossop, Astbury, Salford, West Lancs and Bolton.... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Jersey Regatta 2011 Notice Of Race now online
William Harris,
Brewin Dolphin Jersey Regatta 2011 is held over the weekend of second to 4th September and takes place within and off the stunning natural arena of St Aubin's Bay. Now in its thirteenth year, this spectacular event provides an exciting long weekend's racing for local and visiting sailors alike... [more]
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Isle of Wight record attempt by l'Hydroptère
Bibiana Jurado,
The Trimaran l'Hydroptère is on her way to England and is preparing to challenge and beat the record around the Isle of Wight. The current record has been held since November 2001 by Steve Fosset's catamaran Playstation.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava day five tension
PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 saw tensions mount in relatively calm weather on day five.... [more]
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Lymington Edwardian Race 2011 celebrates 100 years of XOD class
Peta Stuart Hunt,
Lymington Edwardian Race 2011 is part of series of celebrations amongst the Solent fleets taking place to mark the XOD Class Centenary. Any spectators on the banks of the Lymington River on Friday afternoon (June 3rd) would be forgiven for thinking it was the early 1900s... [more]
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WMRT Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 – Win a trip of a lifetime
World Match Racing Tour,
Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 is the fourth stage of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour. Win a VIP trip for two to watch the racing in person. Head to Portugal's stunning Algarve coast to watch the world's leading sailors battle it out in Portimão Marina as they bid to win the prestigious 2011 Match Racing World Championship... [more]
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America's Cup: Sweeping changes will ease financial pain for teams
Richard Gladwell,
Sweeping changes have been made to the America's Cup Protocol following a Competitors Forum earlier this week, held be teleconference, and followed by subsequent negotiations and voting. The fundamental change that has been made is for the America's Cup World Series to be split away from the America's Cup itself.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie talks Olympics and Sail for Gold
Ben Ainslie,
Sail for Gold Regatta will see triple gold and silver Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie compete this year. Ben shares with us his thoughts on the upcoming Sail for Gold Regatta in addition to his visions for the London 2012 Olympics.... [more]
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Tacktick J/109 National Championships 2011 concluded
Cailah Leask,
Tacktick J/109 National Championships 2011 was hosted by Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) from May 27th through to the 29th. Dorset did not disappoint the seasoned yacht sailors who included some of the racing world's most esteemed faces. Big Bay conditions dominated the weekend's racing with only the strongest of crew regularly securing top 10 finishes.... [more]
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Hobie Class upcoming 2011 worldwide events
Hobie Class,
The International Hobie Class Association has announced exciting Hobie events taking place in locations around the world for 2011.... [more]
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National 12 Gill series round three at Northampton SC
Jon Ibbotson,
The National 12 Gill Series 2011 took some time to plan and organize but, has delivered in spades, something for everyone. This event will mark the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the National 12 Class.... [more]
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London 2012 Test Event entries complete
The Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011 which is a London 2012 Test Event, has completed the entry list with 460 sailors making up the 331 teams who are set to compete.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour winning yacht design from UK
World Match Racing Tour,
The World Match Racing Tour's 2011 design competition win has gone to UK boat designer Christian Stimson who is one among seven total proposals that will be available to the tour's host venues.... [more]
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UK Figaro National Championships - Artemis Offshore Academy review
Artemis Offshore Academy,
The UK Figaro National Championships 2011 came to a close last week at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy which is also the sailing venue for 2012 Olympics. Some of the competitors took a few minutes earlier this week to share their thoughts...... [more]
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Contender Travellers Series 2011 at Eastbourne
British Contender Association,
Contender Travellers Series 2011 was hosted by Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club during 28th and 29th May... [more]
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New Ker 40 Keronimo from McConaghy Boats - latest race images
McConaghy Boats,
Jonathon Goring's brand new Ker 40, Keronimo was the winner of IRC One and fifth in IRC overall at the recent Myth of Malham (Round Eddystone) Race. Keronimo defeated Tonnerre images + video... [more]
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Lewmar EVO Winch limited period Special offer
Lewmar are offering a free award-winning OneTouch winch handle with every EVO winch purchased at participating retailers. The EVO winch is easily converted to electric operation. And Lewmar is so confident with the reliability of the EVO Range, that it has a 7-year warranty.... [more]
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Mark Foy - The man behind the legend
Frank Quealey,
More than 20 countries have contested the Giltinan Championship since 1938 and the Mark Foy Trophy will no doubt extend the number over the coming years as it travels to different continents each year.... [more]
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America's Cup: Significant changes for Teams on formats and finance
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup organisers have announced significant changes to the structure of the event and its preliminary, the America's Cup World Series. The smaller AC45 design will stay in use for the America's Cup World Series for a longer period, and the cut-over the larger AC72, to be used in the America's Cup itself, has been delayed.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour unveils seven new yacht designs
The World Match Racing Tour has unveiled a total of seven officially approved new boat designs that will be made available to the Tour's host venues.... [more]
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Tacktick launches new and improved site
Sarah Johnson,
Tacktick Limited is an award winning electronics manufacturer who has now launched an all new website. The new website will offer visitors a new and improved appearance with a cleaner and more intuitive layout.... [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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PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 event preview
The PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 is set to start on 31st May. The event will be the first of the European slalom venues and will be featuring the men's racing fraternity do battle on the waters of Spain's elegant Bay of Roses.... [more]
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