Juniors, Youths and Optimits

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 22 Jul 2011

There's a distinctly 'junior' thread to this newsletter - 470 Junior Worlds, Laser Youth Worlds, and some observations on the number of Optimist sailors who go on to win things when they grow out of their soapboxes.

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New date for PIMEX 2012
Andy Dowden, PIMEX Show Director, Informa Yacht G,
For its ninth edition next year, the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) will be moved from its traditional post-New Year slot, and will be held in the Royal Phuket Marina from 29th March to 1st April 2012. The new dates at the end of the season mean that an exciting range of new boats from some of the biggest brands in boat building will be available for the show... [more]
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470 Junior World Championships - 94 teams from 26 nations ready to
Rick van Wijngaarden,
Racing at the 470 Junior World Championships kicks off on Friday 22 July. All corners of the world will be well represented in Holland. Furthest travelled will be the Kiwi team of James Turner and Matthew Jones. There are many sibling teams racing in Medemblik, with 11 sets of brothers in the men's division.... [more]
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Day 2 delivers at Techno Windsurfing World Championships
David Wells,
At the Techno Windsurfing World Championships in San Francisco day 2 conditions certainly delivered. The sailors were again split amongst the two race courses with both fleets doing two laps on a windward leeward course.... [more]
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Standard Youth & Radial Men World Championships days 3 and 4
International Laser Class Association,
The Standard Youth & Radial Men World Championships are underway in La Rochelle, France. NW wind of 14-16 knots increasing up to 18 knots later on. Two good races were run for all fleets.... [more]
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RS Feva Allen and Magic Marine Worlds 2011 preview
Golly Tucker,
The RS Feva Allen & Magic Marine Worlds 2011 will soon be underway. The event is slated as possibly being the largest doublehanded, single class, dinghy event in the world this year. Certainly with 158 boats expected it isn't a small event. The RS Feva Worlds 2011 are lucky to have such magnificent sponsors as Allen & Magic Marine on board to enable this to happen.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series returns to Cowes
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series for the fifth consecutive year will return to Cowes. Twelve Extreme 40 catamarans, with world-renowned sailors from 15 nationalities, will line up on 6 August for seven days of high-octane ‘stadium sailing' action the circuit has become renowned for.... [more]
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Testing conditions a challenge, Day 1 of Six Senses Phuket Raceweek
Event Media,
The signs were ominous as the 38-strong fleet left the anchorage on Day 1 of the 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek, but after a delay, the winds filled in up to 13 knots. Participants completed two races and returned to shore happy, tired and the four-day series on schedule.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: More images of Cascais
Gilles Martin-Raget,
More images of Cascais, Portugal, from top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget went touring around Cascais, Portugal, ahead of the first event of the America's Cup World Series, with shots of the town and coast... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race 2011 - Bruni takes a break
World Match Racing Tour,
St. Moritz Match Race 2011 - World Match Racing Tour leader Francesco Bruni has revealed his strategy for success at the next stage of the Tour – taking a break from sailing. The Italian skipper and his crewmates will step away from the water in the run-up to St Moritz Match Race so they can come back to racing 'fresh' with '100 per cent energy'.... [more]
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Images of the Volvo Ocean Race: Around the teams - 100 days to go
A gallery of images from the seven teams entered in the 2011/210 Volvo Ocean race which starts in just 100 days.... [more]
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Glorious day 1 at Techno Windsurfing World Championships 2011
David Wells,
A glorious day one at the 2011 Techno Windsurfing World Championships. After what looked to be a near perfect day of racing for the Practice Race the day prior, San Francisco only upped the ante delivering exceptional racing conditions for the regatta's first official day of action.... [more]
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Success of ex-Optimist sailors at ISAF Youth Worlds
Secretary Optimist class Sally Burnett,
Five of the six gold medallist skippers at the recent ISAF World Youth Championships had previously sailed at Optimist World Championships. Remarkably two of them, Carlos Roble (ESP) in the 29er and Martin Lowy (BRA) in the SL16 only left the Optimist class seven months ago, having participated in the Optimist Worlds at the end of 2010.... [more]
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PWA Tenerife World Cup 2011 wrap
The PWA Tenerife World Cup 2011 is has now officially come to a close. Tenerife has returned to the limelight reasserting itself as a haven for wave sailing. Philip Koster and Daida Ruano Moreno have now cemented their authority on the second stop of the 2011 wave tour.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy - Consistency in the Mistral
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup's Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 has experienced Udo Schuetz's German flagged team on Container make an excellent start and finish to their first day of racing on the Gulf of Cagliari with a first and second to lead the overall standings by two points.... [more]
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Miss Saigon, Voodoo, winners at SEA Property Multihull Challenge
Brilliant sunshine replaced the overcast conditions experienced over the last few days and 6 to 8 knots of South Westerly breeze greeted the sailors as they mustered for the final day of racing. As the breeze direction failed to settle, staying in the wind lanes and out of the adverse current between the islands played an important tactical part in determining either success... [more]
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