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 10 Aug 2011

Extreme 40 crash videos and all the latest sailing news...

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

The Weymouth and Portland International Regatta is in full swing in the UK. Being held at the London Olympics sailing venue, this regatta has attracted the world's top sailors and the competition is tough.

The Extreme 40s are at Cowes Week and so far spectacular crashes have dominated the racing. First there was the collision between Artemis Racing and Groupe Edmond de Rothschild. Then Aberdeen Asset Management did a cartwheel and flipped. Don't miss the videos and images from this event – they won't disappoint.

Extreme 40's Aberdeen Asset Management Capsize  Ben Gladwell

La Solitaire du Figaro's second leg from Caen, France to Dun Laoghaire, Ireland is well underway with Jean-Pierre Nicol leading the fleet. The first Clipper Round the World yachts are expected shortly in Madeira, Spain, Groupama 4 is set for the Rolex Fastnet, the early leaders at the ORCi European Championships are emerging and Camilla Ulrikkeholm from Denmark won the Lysekil Women's Match.

Finally, don't miss Bob Fisher's view of the America's Cup World Series - fascinating reading. Oh and there are videos and images too.

So for all the latest sailing news, views, images and videos from around the world, stay tuned to www.Sail-World.com

Sail-World.com Team

Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 - The descent on the leaderboard
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series Act 5, Cowes has recovered from the drama that just yesterday cart-wheeled the Extreme 40 Aberdeen Asset Management. It has also a day that many well-known faces from the world of sailing and sport dropped by to sail on board as a fifth man guest or just enjoy the atmosphere.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Sustainable lunch and the next AC World Series ride
Bob Fisher,
Day 5 another lay day - America's Cup World Series - Cascais, Portugal: I attended the subsequent lunch with TVNZ's Martin Tasker and we reasoned that we were doing our bit for sustainability by eating food that might otherwise have been thrown away.... [more]
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PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup day 2 upsets and bullets
The PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup has now completed its second day of competition which witnessed Bjorn Dunkerbeck stamp down his authority in Alacati with two more bullets. Another positive note on the day was for Karin Jaggi who sailed two faultless finals to secure her place in the lead.... [more]
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470 Junior Europeans - Star turn out of sailors in Belgium
Luissa Smith,
470 Junior European Championships 2011 entry list reads like a who's who of many of the most talented young 470 sailors from Europe and beyond. The Championships has attracted 164 sailors from 22 nations from Argentina to Hungary, Russia to Australia.... [more]
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420 Junior European Championships - 101 teams from 20 nations
Luissa Smith,
420 Junior Europeans. Xammer/Claville's teammates Luis Benitez-Inglot/Jorge Ramirez (ESP) finished ahead of them in fifth place at the 420 Europeans and will also be on the start line in Belgium. The ISAF Youth Worlds Champions will want to reverse their fortunes and stamp their usual authority as the top Spanish 420 team.... [more]
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America's Cup Emirates Team NZ calls for vote on website dispute
Warren Douglas,
Following a mediation session convened yesterday between the parties, Emirates Team New Zealand wants all challengers for the 34th America's Cup to be given a say on whether or not they should be allowed to maintain their own internet sites containing America's Cup content mirrored with the 34th America's Cup site.... [more]
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Cowes Week – XOD secretary wins Ladies Day Trophy
Rupert Holmes,
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week – Another glorious day's racing was held on the Solent today. Tina Scott, XOD class secretary, was crowned as winner of the Ladies Day trophy. Tina Scott has been a major force in the organisation of the fleet's centenary celebrations, including the 145-boat fleet competing this week. The Trophy marked the culmination of a variety of activities to celebrate... [more]
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Bouwmeester on fire at Weymouth and Portland International Regatta
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, Marit Bouwmeester (NED) opened up a twenty-four point lead after eight races in the Laser Radial after yet another fantastic day. After two big wind days the conditions were lighter and shiftier with winds ranging from nine to twelve knots.... [more]
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Bruno Peyron of Energy Team talks AC World Series
Pierre Giboire,
America's Cup World Series - Bruno Peyron: On the eve of some more battles tomorrow out on the water in Cascais, he offers us his first impressions from the outside of what has been happening over the past three weeks and comments on the state of play.... [more]
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Cowes Week - Winds lead to shifts in XOD positions
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
At Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, dramatic changes in the XOD positions have ensued after fluky winds arose. 'Well, someone had to win,' commented co-owner of X169 Perdix David Humphreys, somewhat modestly after beating 138 other XODs on the third day of racing for the 100 year old class.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - A new beginning in the Celtic Sea
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro has certainly been an incredible race so far but, the efforts invested in the past forty-eight hours could come down to very little for the forty-six skippers participating on the second leg of the famous single-handed race.... [more]
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Clipper 11-12 Round the World Race - Gold Coast Australia victorious
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia, one of two Australian teams competing in the race, has secured victory in the first race from Southampton to Madeira, crossing the finish line at 1337 local time (1237GMT). For the final part of the 1,340-mile leg it has been a two-way battle for supremacy between the Gold Coast entry and Visit Finland.... [more]
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ORCi European Championships – Close reach conditions
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi European championships - Sunny skies and light northwest winds today are giving the 26 entries a pleasant start to their 123-mile long offshore race. The breeze direction and strength has produced close reaching conditions on the first leg of the race, rewarding teams equipped with asymmetric spinnakers and Code 0's.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup entry from Royal Cape Yacht Club
Jeanne van Rooyen,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Regatta is to be held in Newport, Rhode Island, USA from Sunday 11 September to Saturday 17 September 2011. Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town, South Africa is proud to announce its entry in the prestigious event. This highly competitive regatta has attracted 22 entries from 15 countries on six continents and represents the top Yacht Clubs from around the world.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia extends lead
Heather Ewing,
It's going to be a busy day in Madeira today as the yachts begin to make landfall at the end of the first race of Clipper 11-12. Gold Coast Australia is expected between 1400 and 1500 local time (1300-1400 GMT). The team has consistently been extending its lead over the last 24 hours and is now 54 miles closer to the finish than the Finns.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race - Groupama 4 prepares to confront rivals
Welcome on Board,
Rolex Fastnet Race is due to set off on Sunday 14th August from Cowes, Isle of wight. Groupama 4, Franck Cammas and his men will leave Lorient, France bound for the UK, where they'll take the start of the 44th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. It will be the first opportunity for the French team to do battle with two of the six other Volvo Open 70 entries in the next edition of the Volvo Ocean... [more]
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Ian Williams chasing third World Match Racing Tour title
After five stages of the World Match Racing Tour, the world's premier monohull match racing series, British skipper Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar is currently lying third in the overall standings.... [more]
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GBR on top at RS Tera Worlds
RS Tera Sailing,
RS Tera Worlds. In the Pros, Will Taylor gave a master class to the fleet on how to sail a boat quickly. He dominated the fleet with out-standing pace and consistency. Winning with a day (two races) to spare, he became GBR's first World Champion of the week.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Cowes images by Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt images,
Extreme Sailing Series Cowes Alinghi images by Chris Schmidt... [more]
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Fisher's View: On the Lay Day prowl - and more of the AC World Series
Bob Fisher,
Way back when . . . there used to be something special associated with lay days at a regatta. If you were lucky . . . but times have changed and the whole scene has changed with them. Today the action is in the hangars where the boats are stored and primped to perfection, but that doesn't help this junkie in need of a fix. I want to go sailing again in an AC-45.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Capsize for Aberdeen
Giordana Pipornetti,
Extreme Sailing Series images of Aberdeen capsizing today from photographer Giordana Pipornetti.... [more]
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Fisher's View: The junkie gets another fix - AC World Series
Bob Fisher,
This junkie had another fix today; well not one but three, and then some. Meeting the right people at the right time (Jimmy Spithill at the welcoming party last evening) and asking the correct question (Got any space for a passenger tomorrow?) resulted in the sixth-man spot on Oracle Racing No.4 for the three speed trials.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series day 2 images by Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch images,
America's Cup World Series day 2 images by Sander van der Borch... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Full replay of Race Day 2 now available
Richard Gladwell,
Full replay coverage is now available of the second day of racing is now available on the YouTube America's Cup channel. Includes plenty of on board footage and audio including coverage from on board the race committee boat. Expletives have not been deleted.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing: Crowds turn out for the Extreme 40's at Cowes
Ben Gladwell, Sail-World,
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell stepped off the foredeck of one of the IRC Class Zero racers at Cowes, after the conclusion of racing for the day at Cowes Week, and onto a RIB to provide this gallery of images from the second day of the Extreme 40 racing.... [more]
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America's Cup: A long hard day at Cascais for Green Comm Racing
Pierre Orphanidis,
Conditions were just perfect during the second day of racing in the America's Cup World Series in Cascais, with blue skies, flat seas and a good breeze between 12 and 18 knots. It wasn't, unfortunately, a day to uncork champagne for Green Comm Racing, the Spanish 34th America's Cup challenger.... [more]
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