Gold for Skud team, Ainslie announcement and the latest sailing news

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 17 Jan 2012

Gold for Skud team, Ainslie announcement and the latest sailing news

Welcome to our latest edition of's UK newsletter.

The Alinghi online auction of residual equipment in Valencia closes on February 3rd - we have the details.

At the International Association for Disabled Sailing World Championships, held on Charlotte Bay, Florida USA,
SKUD Gold went to Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell, John Robertson, Hannah Stodel / Steve Thomas took Bronze in the Sonar class and Helena Lucas finished just outside the medals in fourth place in the 2.4mR class.

The Skud 18 fleet at the 2012 IFDS World Championships - copyright

The second of seven ISAF Sailing World regattas, the Miami OCR, gets underway in the USA on January 22 and immediately afterwards the 2012 Women's Match Racing International Country Olympic Qualifying Regatta takes place. As Host National of the Olympics, Great Britain has already qualified their team.

The Clipper Round the World Yachts are in 'Stealth Mode' for the cruise section of Race 7 (be sure to catch the latest news on for a full explanation).

Five of the Volvo Ocean Race yachts are onboard a cargo ship headed for an unloading port in the Indian Ocean to complete the second stage of Leg 3 to the Chinese port of Sanya. Team Sanya, forced to suspend racing after mast problems has battled through the Doldrums and is headed for the safe haven port where they will be reunited with the Volvo Ocean Race fleet.

Dee Caffari is set to skipper an all-woman crew at Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2012 (SATT) next month. Caffari and her Al Thuraya Bank Muscat team, which also includes Mary Elizabeth Rook and Emma Westmacott, are sail training ahead of the regatta.
Ben Ainslie, Finn.

The Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, 23rd-29th January 2011.
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Lots of news, views, images and videos from the country and around the world, including the America's Cup announcement by Ben Ainslie.

Stay tuned to for all the latest from the sailing world. Team

Look out for Lily – China's Laser Radial champion will bounce back
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
At the recent Perth 2011 Laser Radial World Championships, one of the sailors who did not perform as well as expected was Lijia Xu (Lily) who finished 25th, but the 24 year old Chinese sailor has talent to burn and is working hard for the coming European season. We talked to Lily after Perth 2011.... [more]
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IFDS Worlds 2012 final day - Medals decided + Video
Nancy E. Spraker,
It was a short day, with only one race for each class on the final day of the International Association for Disabled Sailing World Championships (IFDS Worlds).... [more]
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America's Cup Alinghi Team Online auction - Sailing Navigation Equip,
Online Auction, Lots closing from: 3 Feb 2012 11:00 PM AWST - By order of Alinghi Team Over 150 lots comprising - meteorological equipment, boat electronic equipment, sailing equipment, Audio/Visual equipment, tooling and metal working machinery and professional kitchen and catering equipment to be sold in an online auction.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya blast towards safe haven + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Sanya spent a few painful days crossing the Doldrums and are now able to stretch their legs as the today blast towards the safe haven port where they will be reunited with the rest of the race fleet for the first time in over a month.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race confirms Felipe Cubillos Cape Horn Gate for Leg 3
Oliver Dewar,
Leg 3 of the Global Ocean Race will have the fleet rounding Cape Horn, Chile as the make their exit from the Southern Ocean and enter the South Atlantic en route to the finish line in Punta del Este, Uruguay. At the longitude of Cape Horn, the boats will pass through the Felipe Cubillos Cape Horn Gate.... [more]
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Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mapfre's new racing programme
Neus Jordi,
The opening European stop of the ISAF Sailing World Cup now has online entries open and is set to include two official training days. The 43rd edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mapfre will be held in the bay of Palma from 31 March to 7 April with the new racing programme.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Rolex Miami OCR preview
US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR gets underway on 22 January 2012 and is the second of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas. The Rolex Miami OCR, being held on the waters of Biscayne Bay, will bring together some of the world's best sailors in all of the Olympic events for the first time since the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet divided into groups
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Nine of the ten yachts are now in Stealth Mode for the cruise phase between the first and second parts of race seven. The fleet is divided into three groups, accompanying each other through the Celebes and Sulu Seas for safety reasons.... [more]
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Chinese sailor talks about life after the Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, the stopovers are more than just a time of respite for weary sailors, they are also a meeting point for competitors of the race's 38 year history. Among the thousands of race fans lining the docks in Abu Dhabi to wave goodbye to the fleet was Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, media crew member for 2008-09 Irish-Chinese entry Green Dragon.... [more]
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Push the Boat Out Day - Support the British Sailing Team
Emma Slater,
Push the Boat Out Day takes place on the 21 July 2012, one week before the start of the London 2012 Games. With flags waving and the sound of confetti cannons firing the RYA officially launched the event at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show at the weekend (14 January).... [more]
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Sailing Arabia The Tour - Dee Caffari to lead all-woman entry
Nicky Moore,
Sailing Arabia The Tour - World record breaking British sailor Dee Caffari is set to skipper an all-woman crew which makes its debut next month. The second edition of SATT joins together the nations of the Gulf and international crews in two weeks of racing around the Arabian Coast, and amongst the line up is the Oman Sail all-woman entry Al Thuraya Bank Muscat, led by Dee.... [more]
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London Boat Show - RYA launches Boat Safety Handbook
Emma Slater,
At the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show on Saturday (14 January) the RYA unveiled a great new title to add to its already extensive range of RYA Publications; the RYA Boat Safety Handbook. The RYA Publications team were joined by the books author Keith Colwell to celebrate the new title being launched, with the very first copies being available on the RYA stand.... [more]
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IFDS World Championships - Hard fought victory for Rickham and Birrell
Lindsey Bell,
IFDS World Championships - Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell have etched their names on the SKUD World Championship trophy for the fourth consecutive year after a hard fought victory. The Skandia Team GBR duo, who were selected as the first athletes to ParalympicsGB in August, saw their Paralympic year off to the best possible start by claiming the world crown for the fourth time... [more]
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa AC45 launches in Auckland + Video
Richard and Ben Gladwell,
The very popular America's Cup Challenger, Luna Rossa, set up and launched their new AC45 in Auckland, this morning, marking a major milestone in their America's Cup campaign. Currently the team has 20 people in Auckland, working out of the old Team New Zealand base, and will expand this team to 60 people when the team begins sailing their AC72, currently under construction in Italy.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - MOB and lesson learned for Cessna Citation
Oliver Dewar,
During the closing stages of Leg 2 in the Global Ocean Race, a difficult lesson was learned on Cessna Citation via quick thinking; instinct and training when Conrad Colmanand Sam Goodchild rapidly dealt with a Man Over Board (MOB) off the west coast of South Island, New Zealand.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race fleet loading complete after Shamal delay
Volvo Ocean Race,
The five strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet were safely loaded onto a ship in Sharjah on Sunday following strong desert winds which had earlier caused a delay. The fleet arrived in the port late last night at the end of the opening stage of Leg 3, a high adrenaline 106 nautical mile, six and a half hour blast from Abu Dhabi, won by Ian Walker's home team on Azzam, their second victory in two days.... [more]
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IFDS Worlds day 5 - Video
The International Association for Disabled Sailing Worlds (IFDS) taking place at Charlotte Harbor, Florida USA are coming down to the wire. This video is of the action on the second last day of competition.... [more]
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America's Cup: Paul Cayard on the latest Cup developments
Pierre Orphanidis,,
Top European sailing website continues their series of new-year interviews with sailing's top personalities, Editor, Pierre Orphanidis catches up with Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing, the 34th America's Cup Challenger of Record.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: See the start of Leg 3 Live
The Volvo Ocean Race starts on 5 November from Alicante Spain. The six teams are now making the final preparations before they set off from Alicante bound for Cape Town, South Africa, the first of nine offshore legs. Leg one starts at 1400 UTC on November 5 and is expected to take around 21 days to complete.... [more]
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Flying Fifteen Nationals - Fifteen legend chalks up another title win
Bernie Kaaks,
Flying Fifteen Nationals - Great Britain's triple world champion Steve Goacher teamed up with the winning skipper from last year's Flying Fifteen Nationals, Matt Owen, to secure the Golden Anniversary National championship for the class. The union resulted in Owen winning an Australian title in successive years, one as helmsman and one as crew!... [more]
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Flying Fifteen National Championships - Heartbreak for Aussies
Bernie Kaaks,
Flying Fifteen National Championships - There are few sights in sailing that are quite as forlorn as seeing an idle boat crew near the start line, watching their fellow sailors charging away from the line after suffering the humiliation of a black flag disqualification. That was the sight that greeted us as we arrived at the Swan River course area this afternoon... [more]
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Pirate attack on EU NAVFOR flag ship - suddenly sorry
Des Ryan,
The fact that it occurred at first light must be the excuse for a skiff full of suspected pirates who opened fire and commenced boarding a target ship this week. What a surprise when the 'target' fired back and launched a helicopter. As the light increased they learned why. Rather than a commercial ship which they could have hijacked, it was the flagship of EU NAVFOR itself, the ESPS Patino.... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis begin construction of first AC72
Richard Gladwell,
King Marine, based in Valencia Spain, have announced that they have a deployed a construction team to Sweden to construct the first AC72, for Swedish based Artemis Racing. Artemis Racing is the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup. One of the world's top boatbuilding companies, King Marine built the current leader of the Volvo Ocean Race, Telefonica.... [more]
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Prince Philip Cup Regatta - Tasmania Nick Rogers unbeatable
Peter Campbell,
Prince Philip Cup Regatta - Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member Nick Rogers today won the prestigious Prince Philip Cup Australasian championship for the classic International Dragon class for a remarkable 11th time, ten times as a helmsman and one as a crewman – with a race to spare. The victory was Rogers' 10th win as a helmsman in the Prince Phillip Cup, plus one as a crew.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup – Entries now open
Dan Wilkinson,
Finn Gold Cup 2012 entries have officially opened. One of the most respected and competitive sailing events in the World, the Finn Gold Cup will be part of the qualification criteria for the London 2012 Olympics for a number of countries. It will attract the very best sailors from around the globe with many competitors challenging for their Olympic qualification... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for January 2012
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 11 January 2012 have been released.... [more]
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RYA Yachtmaster of the Year award winner announced
Louise Nicholls,
RYA Yachtmaster® of the Year award ceremony was held today, 11th January, at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show. Ifan James from Pembrokeshire, Wales has been named the RYA Yachtmaster® of the Year 2011. Ifan was presented with the RYA Yachtmaster® of the Year trophy by HRH The Princess Royal.... [more]
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Internet Images 101 for Events, Sponsors and Event Photographers
Brendan Maxwell - TetraMedia,
Sailing is one of those sports which is much more followed on the Internet, than in magazines, newspapers or on television. It is therefore vital that marine events and marine industry professionals pay careful attention to the needs of Internet consumers.... [more]
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