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Team Maclaren, skippered by American sailing great, Anna Tunicliffe  © John Payne Photography

We lead with Shauna McGee Kinney's profile piece on US SAILING Team AlphaGraphics' member Anna Tunnicliffe and her Team Maclaren, as they prepare for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships (December 3-16, 2011). Tunnicliffe, has won the Rolex ISAF Woman Sailor of the Year Award in 2009 and 2011, and earned a Gold in 2008 Olympics in the Laser Radial event. Since the 2008 quad, Tunnicliffe has turned her attention to the Women's Match Racing event, where she has enjoyed meteoric success, but this is a key part of the Olympic selection process.

Ian Williams hoists the Monsoon Cup 2011. Kuala Terengannu, Malaysia. 27 November 2011. Photo: Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images.  Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images/ Monsoon Cup - copyright

British match-racing great Ian Williams became a triple ISAF Match Racing World Champion this weekend by winning the prestigious Monsoon Cup. This year's event started with a lot of breeze and rain, before relinquishing to more moderate conditions. 'The Monsoon Cup always throws a lot at you,' reported Williams. 'We actually had it all thrown at us very early on here, when were 0-3. We were up against it. The round robin was really when things got a little bit heated and we very nearly went out - we just scraped through.' Get the full Sail-World debriefing from Williams, inside.

Team Telefonica, skippered by Iker Martinez from Spain heads for the finish on Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa at 18:14:25 UTC.   Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

Offshore, Telefonica drew the serious blood in the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), winning the first offshore leg that took crews from the race's start in Alicante, Spain, to Cape Town, South Africa. The Spanish-flagged team sailed a hefty 6,500 miles in 21 days, 5 hours, 14 minutes and 25 seconds. 'The feeling is fantastic,' said Telefonica skipper Iker Martínez. 'It's something that you only dream of. We've seen what can happen and we have achieved much more than we thought we could.' It will be interesting to see if the first boat to Cape Town wins the VOR's overall prize again this year...

Emirates Team New Zealand arrived in Cape Town in second place, leaving third-place honors to Groupama as the other three entrants—Puma Ocean Racing, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Sanya—were all forced to abandon racing after suffering severe damage. Get the full VOR multimedia update, inside.

The Crowd - America's Cup World Series Super Sunday San Diego   John Mangino

And finally, start your week off in style by scrolling through John Mangino's image gallery of the recent America's Cup World Series San Diego event, which he shot from the deck of the USS Midway. Enjoy.

May the four winds blow you safely home,

David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor

World Sailor of the Year ready to take on Perth
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Recently crowned 2011 World Sailor of the Year, US Match Racing Skipper Anna Tunnicliffe and her United States Sailing Team AlphaGraphics crewmates that make up Team Maclaren (Debbie Capozzi, Molly Vandemoer and Liz Lewin (alternate) ) are all fired up for the competition.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Puma Ocean Racing spirits remain high
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM onboard Puma Ocean Racing reports on the crew's progress: Today's sport outing was offensive. The Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg team was invited to play at the Tristan Golf Course, a beautiful nine-hole establishment built into the side of a volcano. And while the scenery certainly lived up to it's reputation, we were insulted by some of the on-site manners... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup - Preview Perth 2011
Robert Deaves,
There is now less than a week until the start of the Finn Gold Cup at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia. For many sailors, as is the case with most classes, this will be their main trials for Olympic selection. Some sailors have already been given the nod, but for others, the battle continues, while also of course keeping an eye on the more important country selection... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper has a tough finish to Leg 2 + Audio and Video
Thomas Pryor,
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has secured second place on Leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, the team arrived into Cape Town on Sunday lunchtime, crossing the finish line at 10:48:04 UTC (27.11.11). Camper now hold 29 points on the scoreboard as they remain in second place overall two points from the lead. A solid performance in the Cape Town In Port race could mean the potenti... [more]
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Team Maclaren prepare to take on Perth
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Anna Tunnicliffe and the other members of Team Maclaren are preparing to compete at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia. Tunnicliffe sends holiday well wishes and shares with us the team's progress on their journey to the Championships.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 - Camper second into Cape Town
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Camper skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) nursed his boat through heinous sea conditions overnight and into Table Bay to clinch second place of leg one at 10:48:04 UTC (12:48 local time) in Cape Town on Sunday after 21 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes and 4 seconds (21:21:48:04) at sea.... [more]
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ACWS San Diego Super Sunday from the deck of the USS Midway
John Mangino III,
John Mangino III, photographer for Isailimages, sends photos from San Diego Super Sunday from the deck of the USS Midway. This was their third third event of the Americas Cup World Series.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Clock is ticking for Puma Ocean Racing
Ken Read,
Volvo Ocean Race - Ken Read, Skipper onboard Puma Ocean Racing reports on the crew's progress: We have now been on Tristan da Cunha now for 24 hours. And, it is exactly what we thought it would be. A cloud seems to surround the island always. We still haven't seen the peak of the mountain, but the cliffs that make up the borders of the rock are breathtaking.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup – Williams defeats Berntsson in dramatic final
World Match Racing Tour,
WMRT Monsoon Cup - Ian Williams has added the Monsoon Cup to his third ISAF Match Racing World Champion crown after the British sailor defeated Johnie Berntsson 3-1. The double is a feat Williams first achieved in 2007 and is the second consecutive year a British sailor has won both the Monsoon Cup and the World Championship after Ben Ainslie in 2010.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper takes second place on Leg 1
Volvo Ocean Race,
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand have taken a well deserved second place in the grueling opening leg of the Volvo Ocean race from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town South Africa, completing the 6,500 nautical mile passage at 10:48:04 UTC today.... [more]
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Triple World Champion Ian Williams wins Monsoon Cup 2011,
British sailor Ian Williams, now a triple ISAF Match Racing World Champion, won the Monsoon Cup in 2007 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, the year he won the World Match Racing Tour for the first time.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean race: Camper - The final 24 hours + Video
Lucy Harwood,
Camper have under 300 miles remaining on Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race. While second place looks more certain by the hour, the Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand crew will be pleased to hear the news that they posted the biggest distance of the leg so far in the 24 hours from 1755 UTC on Wednesday as they blasted east through the South Atlantic riding a cold front.... [more]
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Yanmar Racing fight for third on 2011 World Match Racing Tour
Yanmar Racing media,
YANMAR Racing are into the Petite Final of the Monsoon Cup and could finish third on this year's ISAF World Match Racing Tour. Preparing for racing today YANMAR Racing's skipper Peter Gilmour was positive. ‘Generally we have sailed well over the last couple of days. We have the Petite Final this morning so we will keep working till the end.'... [more]
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Marine Photographers urged to use IPTC metadata to protect Copyright
Brendan Maxwell, Tetra-Media,
Sailing and boating clubs and events need to address the need for copyright protection of images taken by event photographers. This is not a new problem, but as the media world consumes more and more images, the problem of unattributed or incorrectly attributed images being supplied by clubs and events to media is growing.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup day 4 images by Gareth Cooke
Gareth Cooke,
WMRT Monsoon Cup day 4 images by photographer Gareth Cooke from Subzero Images.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup - Ian Williams new ISAF Match Racing World Champion,
The quarter-finals of this year's Monsoon Cup became the 2011 World Match Racing Tour Championship showdown when Tour leader and twice World Champion Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar (106 points) and second placed Francesco Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing Team (100 points), faced each other in a first to three wins playoff.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup - Watch LIVE,
Watch the Monsoon Cup live on Sail-World, this afternoon from 3pm-5pm Malaysian time. 7am-9am GMT.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre: Britain's 40 Degrees finishes third
Transat Jacques Vabre,
Hannah Jenner (GBR) and Jesse Naimark-Rowse (USA) on 40 Degrees crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Havre to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica this Friday 25 November. It is an excellent result for the British-American partnership which was really only finally confirmed the night before they did the delivery sail to Le Havre.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup day 3 images by Gareth Cooke
Gareth Cooke,
WMRT Monsoon Cup day 3 images by photographer Gareth Cooke from Subzero Images.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup 2011 - Mirsky makes a shock exit on day 3,
Day 3 of the Monsoon Cup 2011 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia was always going to be an interesting one with four highly regarded teams fighting to ensure they were in the top eight. As the day drew to a close along came the most important match of today. It was Mirsky versus Bruni and with both skippers on just five wins, the loser would miss the cut.... [more]
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