Canada victorious at NYYC and the VOR is getting ready

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 23 Sep 2011
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Canada victorious at the NYYC Invitational!

Congratulations to Terry McLaughlin and the entire Royal Canadian Yacht Club crew for their convincing win in the second edition of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex. Tour de France style, the Canadian team was awarded the golden spinnaker after their first race and never relinquished it, dominating the event with consistent finishes. Well done!

Clipper Round the World yachts are inching closer to their next destination, the South African port of Cape Town. While Gold Coast Australia hangs on to the lead, Visit Finland is now nipping at their stern having gained 20 miles on them in the last day. After witnessing a wide variety of selected routes, the yachts are now converging as skippers are getting ready to engage in the last sprint to the end. The next few days should remain interesting!

Quantum Racing (USA) was crowned champion of the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit 52 Series; not an easy task given the depth of the competition this year. They arrived in Barcelona last week-end with a mere 3.5 points lead but managed a podium finish to secure the overall championship. Local favorite Bribon (ESP), was relegated to the 2nd place on the podium by Niklas Zennstrom RAN and, as a result, couldn't catch the overall leaders; still a great campaign for Jose Cusi and Bribon who is retiring the boat this year after being involved since 2005. Canadian Olympic medalist Ross MacDonald has been a major contributor gain this year calling tactics from the back of the boat.

With only 36 days top go before the start of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race, some teams are have already set up camp in Alicante, Spain in preparation for the October 29th event official start and in port race . Stay tuned to Sail-World for the latest details. Between the VOR 70 in-port race and the start of leg 1 on November 5th, the city will also host the Volvo Ocean Race Legends and Reunion to celebrate the 38-year history of the Volvo and Whitbread races. Yachts from the 1973 inaugural event, such as Tauranga and Copernicus will be joined by other great classics like Great Britain II and Steinlager 2; many original skippers and crew members will be in attendance for the celebrations.

Stay safe on the water!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Ocean Sprint underway
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Visit Finland is gaining ground on Gold Coast Australia, taking 20 miles out of their lead in the last 24 hours, as they approach the closing stages of race three from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town. Olly Osborne and his team on Visit Finland are now just 41 miles behind Gold Coast Australia... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya arrive in Alicante
Volvo Ocean Race,
Mike Sanderson's crew, who used the trip from the UK as their 2,000 mile qualifying sail, are the second of the entries to arrive in Alicante for the Volvo Ocean Race, which starts on October 29. 'This was our Volvo Ocean Race qualification trip but we have also been able to put the boat and the crew through its paces on the way.'... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12: Nico Budel joins fleet in Palma
Oliver Dewar,
Nico Budel, the sixth entry in the double-handed, Class40 Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR), sailed his 2007 Akilaria Class40, Sec. Hayai, into the Marina de Mallorca in Palma after the 72 year-old yachtsman and his co-skipper, 56 year-old Ruud van Rijsewijk, took two weeks to sail from the yacht's homeport of Scheveningen on the Dutch coast.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper arrives to a christening in Palma
Emirates Team NZ's entry in the Volvo Ocean Race CAMPER's unmistakable bright red livery turned more than a few heads as she sailed into her home port of Palma for the first time yesterday. The team will now enjoy a few days of downtime before making the short trip from Mallorca to Alicante next week ahead of the first In-Port Race on October 29.... [more]
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America's Cup: ACRM's Iain Murray reflects on the way forward,
Top Australian sailor, Iain Murray, is Regatta Director and CEO of the America's Cup Race Management (ACRM) organization. CupInfo checked in with him last Sunday on the final day of racing in Plymouth. Murray talked about ACRM's focus going forward, plans for changes at the next ACWS stop in San Diego and for 2013, and the possibility of new teams joining up:... [more]
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8 Metre North Americans, Mast Breakage - Images from Joaquim Santos
Joaquim Santos,
Norseman (CAN 2) breaks her mast during the 8 Meter North Americans in Toronto last week-end. Joaquim Santos captures the sequence.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Gold Coast Australia maintains lead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia maintained the lead overnight with Visit Finland managing to nibble just one nautical mile out of the Australian team in 24 hours. Skipper Richard Hewson said he hoped that he would be able to hoist his spinnaker this afternoon ahead of the start of the Ocean Sprint... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race – Telefónica arrives in Alicante
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Telefonica are the first team to arrive into Alicante ahead of the race start. 'This is a big moment for us,' said Telefónica's Spanish skipper Iker Martínez. 'Our training time is finished and we now need to just do the final preparations for the race.'... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Full commentary videos - Plymouth, 2011
Below are the links to Youtube America's Cup channel for the full race commentary videos for the America' Cup World Series sailed in Plymouth. For New Zealand viewers these will be blocked for a period of seven days, due to an arrangement between America's Cup Event Authority and Television NZ for which neither party takes responsibility. Includes the Highlights video from Plymouth (unblocked)... [more]
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8 Metre North Americans - Images from Joaquim Santos
Joaquim Santos,
The 2011 8 Metre North Americans were held at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto, ON on September 17-18. Joaquim Santos was on the water and shares these images.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Canadians triumphant
Regatta News,
The Canadian entry, skippered by Olympic medalist and former America's Cup skipper, Terry McLaughlin, went into the final race of the 2011 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, with a ten-point lead over the New York Yacht Club entry.... [more]
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2011 CORK Fall Regatta and Great Lakes Championships Results
Cory Quaresma,
After a full weekend of racing, the 2011 Cork Fall Regatta and Great Lakes Championships has come to a close. After a total of five races in the Laser fleet, local sailor and Canadian national team sailor, Robert Davis from the Kingston Yacht Club is the new Great Lakes Champion ahead of fellow Queen's engineering students, Evert McLaughlin and Matthew Ryder (Toronto, Ontario).... [more]
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Images of Plymouth: Fleet Racing - Final day of America's Cup Worlds
Ben Gladwell,
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell was on the water at Plymouth, England for the final day of the fleet racing in the America's Cup World Series and submitted this gallery of the day's racing... [more]
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Audi MedCup Conde de Godo Trophy image gallery
Carlo Borlenghi,
This Audi MedCup Conde de Godo Trophy image gallery is shared with us by Studio Borlenghi and includes the work of such great photographers as Guido Trombetta and Francesco Ferri. Enjoy!... [more]
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Images from Plymouth: America's Cup World Series Final Day
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was on hand to capture the sailing action and carnage on the final day of the America's Cup World Series in Plymouth, England - where the AC45's raced in winds of up to 30kts.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Artemis Racing capsize images
Sander van der Borch,
At the America's Cup World Series in Plymouth, it was a big day for the crew on Artemis Racing with a collision, a near capsize and then a capsize rounding out the day.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week announces Sunsail as Gold Sponsor for 2012
Antigua Sailing Week,
Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce Sunsail as Gold Sponsor for its 2012 event. With its continuing focus on and commitment to supporting sailing at every level and with the recent launch of the new Sunsail Racing product range, Sunsail is a perfect fit with Antigua Sailing Week.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crews face brutal conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – A third of the way into this 3,300-mile race between two continents and Mother Nature is baring her teeth and reminding the crews that she is in charge. Conditions have been testing and the teams are proving they have what it takes to race through them in the extreme sport of ocean racing.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Closing the gap
Twenty-two yacht club teams from 16 countries are here in Newport to contest the second edition of this biennial event. Yesterday after six races were completed, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club team had a solid lock on the top of the leader board with a 13-point advantage over the New York Yacht Club team.... [more]
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MedCup Conde de Godó Trophy – A big day ahead
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Conde de Godó Trophy - A big day, perhaps even the biggest yet on the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit. After 41 races spread over four countries, Portugal, France, Italy and Spain and wind conditions from fierce 35 knot gusts in windy Cascais at the start of the season in May, to this finale regatta in the light, sometimes capricious sea breezes... [more]
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