All eyes will be turned towards Perth, Australia for the next two weeks as Olympic sailors from around the world meet at Perth 2011. A critical event leading up to London 2012, all olympic classes will compete in Perth where many olympic berths will be decided; a lot at stake for most of the athletes present. Members of the Canadian Sailing Team are looking to keep their Olympic dream alive by posting top ten results in Perth for a ticket to London. We'll be following them on their quest!
In offshore racing circles, Team Telefonica, Camper and Groupama were first, second and third in Cape Town, while others were making their way to South Africa on a freighter. The members of Team PUMA enjoyed a shore break on the most remote inhabited island in the world; Tristan da Cunha residents greeted them with amazing support, including a short round of golf, and helped getting the dismasted yacht on a container to Cape Town. If all goes feel, all teams should be ready for the in-port race a little over a week from now. The start of the Global Ocean Race, postponed by a few days to avoid nasty conditions last Sunday, didn't go without challenges for the six Class 40 yachts. On Wednesday, the Dutch father-and-son team of Nico and Frans Budel lost their mast before rounding the Cape of Good Hope and entering the Indian Ocean; uninjured, they have returned to port to consider their options.
St Barts, in the West French Indies, is host to the start of the Transat B to B IMOCA Race this week-end where many Open 60 skippers are getting ready for a single-hand return trip to Brittany, France; for may, this will be their qualification ahead of the 2012 edition of the Vendée Globe. Familiar names and yachts will be on the start line: Golding, Dick, Guillemot, Burton, Riou, Thompson Gabart and Le Cléac'h.
Those interested in the heyday of schooner sailing on the east Coast will not want to miss the Nova Scotia Schooners documentary presented on CBC Land and Sea this Sunday. Check out the preview in the story!
All the best!
We have sending you our another Sail-World Canada Newsletter because you are already receiving an existing marine newsletter from us or because we believe this will be of interest to you. If you like this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another issue next month. If you don't want us to send you another newsletter, and we won't.
Follow Sail-World on Twitter
Customised news feeds
Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.
CLICK HEREto view examples and get free news tickers for your site. ------------------------------------------------------------------
Too much sailing news? Not enough?
Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe.
If you don't want us to send you another newsletter, a single click here and we won't.