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 11 Jul 2011 on Facebook and all the latest sailing news

Welcome to this week's edition of's UK 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 too at the 2011 Open Europeans in Helsinki, with the 470, 49er and Finn classes underway.

The fifth stage of the World Match Racing Tour, 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. Williams scored his second consecutive win of the 2011 Tour.

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

Stay tuned to for all the latest locally and from around the globe.

Have a great week. Team

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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Fireball Northern Circuit at Budworth
Fireball International,
Fireball Northern Circuit had an exciting start with varying winds and tenacious competition. Last year's winners were left to look to Blackpool in September for another chance at top honours. Performance of the day was from class veteran Mike Guess crewed by John Smith, who completed all the races despite swimming on occasions.... [more]
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Images from Zada: Second day of racing in ISAF Youth Worlds
Images from Zada, Croatia from the second day of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships... [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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UK Moth National Champion is Jason Belben
Stokes Bay SC,
International Moth Nationals 201. On the final day conditions at the 10am launch were barely foiling at all, but by the 10.30am start time, it was building nicely to 10 knots. The sun obliged and the breeze stayed up around 10-12 knots for the whole occasion.... [more]
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Mike Birch and Etienne Giroire in Twostar and Quebec-Saint-Malo races
Herve Morin,
Mike Birch and Etienne Giroire will participate in the next Two Star, the two handed English trans-atlantic race, followed by the Quebec-Saint-Malo race. They are the oldest crew ever to compete in an oceanic race.... [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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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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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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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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RS200 Open 2011 at Weir Wood Sailing club
David Giles,
RS200 Open 2011 - For the previous two years Weir Woods RS 200 open has been blessed with perfect conditions. Sadly this year was anything but perfect with an all but nonexistent wind drifting across the reservoir from every point of the compass. This was a great pity as a good fleet of 23 boats including 15 visitors had assembled for this year's event.... [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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Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta day 4
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta,
A massive 420 boat fleet in the penultimate round of the four day Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta today showed responsive race management in trying conditions to pull off a successful day afloat and avert a major regatta set back. In a classic Dublin Bay scenario a light westerly gradient breeze of 8 knots fought an opposing sea breeze leaving Ireland's top race management teams with little option bu... [more]
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Cadet Inland Championships at Datchet Water SC
David Elliott,
Noble Marine Cadet Inland Championships 2011 - Fortunately it is quite rare for competitors to have to reach for the NOR to find out how many races must be completed to make a series. Last weekend was just one of those occasions for Cadets competing in the Noble Marine Inland Championships.... [more]
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