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 11 Jul 2011 on Facebook

Welcome to this week's edition of's European newsletter., the world's largest international sailing network, has today launched its Facebook site. Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World UK and European Editor explained 'Sail-World's Facebook wall will have key selections from the nine Sail-World sites world-wide posted as well as providing the opportunity for Fans to get to know the Editors.

'We have already posted feature stories from many of our editors world-wide for the last six months, going forward we will be adding key stories each day.

'On our Facebook site, you will find photos of the Sail-World Team and their bios. A very interesting mix of sailing backgrounds and a lot of journalism, writing, photographing and video experience.

'We will shortly add links to our full photo-gallery, our video-gallery. We trust you will ‘Like' Sail-World on Facebook.'

A very busy week of sailing too.

The ISAF Youth World Championships are underway in Zadar, Croatia and the premier event on the World Youth sailing calendar has launched many successful Olympic careers.

There is action aplenty at the 2011 Open Europeans in Helsinki., with the 470, 49er and Finn classes underway.
Nico Delle Karth and Nikolaus Resch from Austria currently lead the 49er fleet going into the medal race.

Stena Match Cup Sweden resulted in a win for Great Britain's Ian Williams, who defeated Sweden's Bjorn Hansen in a five match final. Jesper Radich from Denmark finished third.

At the J/80 Worlds in Denmark, Ignacio Camino's team sailing their renown Nextel Engineering became the 2011 World Champions.

We have more news, interviews and new videos from around the world this week.

Stay tuned to for all the latest sailing news from around the globe. Team

Transatlantic Race 2011 - Rambler 100 takes line honors and record
Barby MacGowan,
Transatlantic Race 2011 fleet are nearing the finish line with Rambler 100 skippered by George David (Hartford, Conn.) having crossed the finish line on Sunday 10th July at 16h 08m UTC.... [more]
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Animated Knots by Grog - Part 1
Jeraldine Kennedy,
By far the most popular way of learning how to tie knots, be it for boating, fishing or climbing, is via the internet where the animation allows you to see and follow every twist and turn. The website and now iPhone app that leads the way is Animated Knots by Grog. You can click through to those animated knots on our website where you will also find links to the iPhone apps.... [more]
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J/80 Worlds win to Ignacio Camino
Stuart Johnstone,
After four days, nine races of great sailing Spanish sailors swept the top four of five spots. The new World Champion is Ignacio Camino's team sailing Nextel Engineering. The beat a world-class group of multiple Olympic Medallists and World Champions from multiple classes. second was Jose Maria van der Ploeg, third Carlos Martinez and fourth Rayco Tabares. American Glenn Darden was fifth.... [more]
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470 European Championships day 2 reversal of fortunes
International 470 Class Association,
470 European Championships day 2. In the 470 Womens fleet, a real tumble down the standings for the overnight leaders Tina Mrak/Teja Cerne (SLO) who finished sixteenth in race 3, but were black flagged in race 4, points which can only be discarded after five races have been completed.... [more]
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Sail-World on Facebook
Sail-World,, the world's international sailing network has today launched its Facebook site, on Facebook you can find it by searching for Sail-World. Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World UK and European Editor explained 'Sail-World's Facebook wall will have key selections from the nine Sail-World sites world-wide posted as well as providing the opportunity for Fans to get to know the Editors.... [more]
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Cowes-Dinard St Malo Race overall win to Uxorious IV
Royal Ocean Racing Club,
Colin Buffin's Swan 62, Uxorious IV, was the overall winner of the Cowes-Dinard St Malo Race winning the prestigious Edward VII Cup. There was another good battle in IRC Zero, Franck Noel's Swiss TP52, Near Miss, took line honours and the class on handicap from Dutch skipper, Harm Prins' Volvo 60, Pleomax.... [more]
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America's Cup: Video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33
First video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33 catamaran, which the team are using as a surrogate boat for the AC72. The SL33 is the largest size catamaran that can be used without breaking the Surrogate Rule, which is part of the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup, and is designed to prevent more well funded teams running extensive two-boat testing programs.... [more]
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Open Europeans 2011 - Perfect conditions produce exciting racing
Luissa Smith,
Open Europeans 2011 have now commenced for the Finn class with three races. A perfect breeze of around 12 knots arrived on time on Course Area D for all racing to get underway as scheduled in the 470 fleet. A great day for some, a reversal of fortunes for others, whilst one team just wished they had stayed in bed!... [more]
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PWA Pozo Gran Canaria World Cup 2011 day 6 high flying action
Ed Sinclair,
PWA Pozo Gran Canaria World Cup 2011 Day 6 has resulted in Koster kid and high flying Daida Moreno reigning supreme over the tempestuous waters of Pozo. Head judge Duncan Coombs announced the format would remain the same; the heats would be twelve minutes long with the best three jumps and the finest two wave rides counting towards their scores.... [more]
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Finn Europeans, Helsinki - Andrew Mills leads after double win
Robert Deaves,
At the Open Europeans Helsinki 2011. The Finn class opened its European Championship on Sunday with three spectacular races in almost perfect sailing conditions. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) opened his defence of the title he has won for that past two years in the best way with a win.... [more]
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Melges 24 Volvo Cup victory for Little Wing
Elena Giolai,
The fifth round of the Melges 24 Volvo Cup 2011 has come to a thrilling conclusion. Two races were sailed today totaling eight altogether. Apart from the first day, where there was no wind whatsoever, the three following days had identical weather conditions with the first race running under light winds of five to seven m/sec, and the course leaning to the left.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 - A long, light second day on the water
The 2011 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is in its second day of racing in Zadar, Croatia. In the RS:X class, Italian sailor Veronica Fanciulli and Korean Cho Wonwoo won two out of three races each and came second in the other.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 – Ian Williams victorious
World Match Racing Tour,
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 - Ian Williams ensured Stena Match Cup Sweden stayed in British hands today as he scored his second consecutive win of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour. Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar picked up where 2010 event winner Ben Ainslie left off, coming from behind to defeat local hero and arch rival Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team in an exciting five-match finale.... [more]
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F18 World Championships 2011 - Bundock picks up 13th World Crown
Formula 18 World Championships 2011 - His need for speed enticed him onto the water at the start of his career but it was Australian skipper Darren Bundock's skill in the light which saw him pick up his 13th world sailing crown in Hungary this week. The two-time Olympic medallist and crew-mate Jeroen Van Leeuwen raced off with the 2011 Formula 18 world crown on Lake Balaton in Hungary.... [more]
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470 European Championships 2011 day 1
International 470 Class Association,
470 European Championships 2011 - After a long, hot and patient wait this morning with racing postponed due to lack of wind, the action on day one of racing eventually got underway in the late afternoon. Fortunately for the 470 fleet, the Race Committee had already decided the night before that the warning signal for the first race of the day would be postponed until 1155 hours... [more]
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Rolex Ilhabella Sailing Week 2011 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Carlo Borlenghi images of the winners of the Rolex Ilhabella Sailing Week 2011.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team – 12 months before the 2012 Olympics,
Australia is amongst the top sailing nations and expectations are high 'down under'. Behind Swimming, Sailing provided the equal second most successful Australian sporting team at the 2008 Olympics. Sail-World provides an insight on how the team is travelling as London 2012 approaches.... [more]
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Moth UK National Championships - Arnaud Psarofaghis leads after day 3
Stokes Bay SC,
After day 3 of the Moth UK Nationals, Arnaud Psarofaghis heads the leaderboard. On day 3 the the breeze exceeded the forecast and some sailors chose to stay ashore, while those brave enough ventured out. There was a fair amount of carnage spread around the course and the rescue boat crews deserve a big 'hurrah' for their help.... [more]
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Warnemuender Woche - Dragons dash through the storm
Warnemuender Woche amended,
Warnemuender Woche. In the Olympic, very athletic single-hand dinghy Finn, Lennart Luttkus from Toenisvort was able to extend his lead, ahead of Ulli Kurfeldt. Master's Champion André Budzien worked himself back to position five after two races.... [more]
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Images from Zada: Opening day of racing in ISAF Youth Worlds
Images from Zada, Croatia from the opening day of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships... [more]
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Triple Olympic Windsurfing medallist elected to IOC
Richard Gladwell,
Five times Olympic Windsurfing representative and three time Olympic medallist, Barbara Kendall (NZL) has been elected to the International Olympic Committee, at its meeting in South Africa.... [more]
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America's Cup: Warm-Up beginning for Cascais - Race formats announced
Sailing fans will get a first look at teams entered for the 34th America's Cup as competitors begin arriving in Portugal next week ahead of the inaugural America's Cup World Series competition in Cascais. The regatta is the opening event on the path to the next America's Cup in 2013.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 underway + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 are now underway in Zadar, Croatia. ISAF Athlete Participation Programme sailors Raul Rios and Fernando Monllor (PUR) have ended the opening day of sailing at the top of the leader board. The boys, who are benefiting from the coaching of World Youth Sailing Trust coach, Hugh Styles (GBR), ended race one in eleventh place before claiming the bullet in race two.... [more]
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Europeans, Helsinki - Finn Europeans hot, windless first day
Robert Deaves,
The opening day of the Finn Europeans in Helsinki did not quite live up to expectations. High pressure and no wind meant a long, hot day ashore waiting for the wind to arrive. Following a series of early postponements in the hope that wind would arrive, the PRO, Peter 'Luigi' Reggio, posted a final postponement until 14.55... [more]
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AF Offshore Race 2011 – Ran takes line honours
Oskar Kihlborg,
AF Offshore Race 2011, previously known as the Round Gotland Race, is probably one of the world´s largest offshore races. This year the 74th edition of the race since 1937 has changed its racing course and is launching Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, as a starting point.... [more]
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Optimist Europeans 2011 – Nerves begin to show on day 6 + Video
Optimist European Championship 2011 - The podium positions in this championship are still very open, especially in the Girls fleet. Two races completed today would permit a second discard and with just one race tomorrow the nerves were beginning to show when the race committee attempted to start race 10.... [more]
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