Miami OCR, Volvo Ocean Race leg 3 and all the latest sailing news

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 24 Jan 2012

Miami OCR, Volvo Ocean Race leg 3 and all the latest sailing news

Welcome to this edition of our UK newsletter.

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

The Miami OCR is fast approaching and Team GBR is well represented. Over the six days of competition Team GBR members will contest nine of the 13 Olympic and Paralympic classes.

Skandia Team GBR sailors   onEdition ©

The Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 has recommenced with Camper taking the early lead, ahead of Puma and Team Sanya.

First entries have been received for the Round the Island Race, commencing June 30, with Ben Ainslie confirming his participation.

We have news from the Global Ocean Race and don't miss the latest in the America's Cup Uncovered.

Lots more news, views, videos and images from home and around the sailing world.

Stay tuned to for all the latest!

Have a great week.

Miami OCR first Olympic Year regatta for Team GBR sailors
Lindsey Bell,
Nine of Britain's London-bound sailors are set to compete in their first regatta of this Olympic year.... [more]
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America's Cup: 'We have been fed a fatty diet of spin doctoring'
Rod Davis,
Emirates Team NZ's coach Rod Davis muses on the times we live in ..... It has been a bizarre time for the America's Cup; the war of words and press releases has been nonstop for five years when Oracle questioned Alinghi's Challenger of Record. Since then we have been fed a fatty diet of spin doctoring. Some would say 'situation normal for the America's Cup'.... [more]
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Miami OCR - World's best Olympic and Paralympic sailors ready
Barby MacGowan,
529 sailors from 41 countries are preparing for tomorrow's racing at the Rolex Miami OCR, being sailed on Biscayne Bay. 'It's going to be a great week here in Miami,' said Dean Brenner, Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Committee. 'We're now into the final sprint for the Games, and for all of the competitors, this World Cup event has many implications.'... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - bluQube scoring gate confirmed for Leg 3
Oliver Dewar,
Leg 3 of the Global Ocean Race will commence at 02:00 GMT (15:00 local) on January 29 in Lambton Harbour off the city of Wellington, New Zealand. There, the five double-handed Class40s will begin their 6,200 mile journey through the Pacific Ocean, around Cape Horn and through the South Atlantic to the finish line in Punta del Este, Uruguay.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Puma takes the lead as Camper closes in
Volvo Ocean Race,
The lead in the Volvo Ocean Race has now been taken over by Puma's Mar Mostro. At 1900 UTC, Ken Read and his crew forced early leader Camper into second place, but there is no time for Puma to rest as the entire fleet is separated by only 2.90 nautical miles with Camper just 0.10nm behind them.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet prepare for Chinese New Year
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Team has arrived in Nongsa Point Marina in Batam, Indonesia, where the yachts are due to muster ahead of next Saturday's arrival in Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore, and now all that's needed to complete the picture is ten 68-foot yachts, each emblazoned with the name of an international city, state, country or corporation.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3B underway with Camper in early lead + Video
Thomas Pryor,
Part B of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race has got underway with Camper with Emirates Team NZ out to deliver a vastly improved performance in the 3300 mile slog to Sanya, China than their result in the first stage of Leg 3. The leg restarted from the Maldives after the fleet was shipped across a high risk piracy area... [more]
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50th anniversary Rolex China Sea Race 2012
RHKYC Media,
Fast forward to 2012, and the Rolex China Sea Race is a fully fledged Cat 1 offshore race, which since 1996 has finished in Subic Bay, some 50km north of Corrigedor. The fleet of around 40 boats will be fully equipped with the latest safety equipment and all will carry a Yellowbrick tracker unit which will update race management and ocean racing fans with the fleet's positions every 30 minutes.... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 22 - Peyron and Ainslie interviewed
This week's Episode 22 catches up with Energy Team's Loick Peyron after he recently smashed the round the world record on Banque Populaire in the Jules Verne Trophy. Next Ben Ainslie announces that he will be joining the America's Cup after the Olympics this summer with his UK team: Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR).... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Secret port named and normal transmission resumes
Volvo Ocean Race,
Months of secret and meticulous planning reached the perfect conclusion on Saturday when the Volvo Ocean Race fleet safely arrived by ship in the secret haven, which has now been named. The port had until now been kept a secret as an unprecedented measure taken by organisers on expert advice against the risk of piracy in the Indian Ocean.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Sanya reflects on the 'long and bumpy' road
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race has offered up many challenges thus far for the fleet, especially Team Sanya. The crew successfully completed Stage 1 of Leg 2 during the early morning hours and now skipper Mike Sanderson reflects on the ‘long and bumpy' road with his focus shifting to the immediate challenge ahead.... [more]
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TP52 class talks grand prix racing in 2012 and beyond
Rob Weiland,
After a series of meetings that took place during Quantum Key West Race Week, members of the TP52 class are happily announcing plans for grand prix racing in 2012 and beyond. Rob Weiland, TP52 Class Manager, says the class is forming a management group owned and controlled by members that will be responsible for event management, event marketing, sponsor and media coordination... [more]
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Round the Island Race - First entries announced
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race - Island Sailing Club is delighted to confirm that the first entry registered by the Race Entries team at 12.04am for this year's race is Inseyandra, a Bavaria 46, owned and skippered by Martin Thomas from Kings Langley in Hertfordshire. Martin is a Yachtmaster Instructor and Principal of Solent Sail Ltd.... [more]
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America's Cup: An update from the Big Fella
Richard Gladwell,
Getting out of bed at 6.00am to talk on the phone to a bunch of fully wired sailing journalists spread across three continents, probably isn't the ideal start to a day. So it was no surprise that 'Big Fella', as Iain Murray is known in his native Australia, was talking in short sentences. Murray was back in Sydney, having taken a break from his role as Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup... [more]
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America's Cup: Grant Dalton updates on the AC72 build progress
Emirates Team NZ,
Emirates Team NZ CEO, Grant Dalton, gives this video update on progress with the build of the team's first AC72 from the Cookson Boats facility in Glenfield, Auckland. The wingsails are being constructed in a special facility within Southern Spars in Avondale, West Auckland.... [more]
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London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition entry list,
The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition entry list has now been made available online. As of the 17 January, only two nations, Great Britain (as the host nation) and France, have qualified for all ten classes.... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 21 - 2011 in Review - Part 3
America's Cup Uncovered Episode 21 concludes the story of 2011 with a look back to the action from America's Cup World Series San Diego. Then we tap into a private phone conversation with Emirates Team NZ's Managing Director Grant Dalton where he discusses sharing AC72 design information with Luna Rossa.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race crews prepare to go head to head + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race has six crews that are preparing to battle head-to-head for the first time in over a month when the second stage of Leg 3 to China gets underway on Sunday, 22 January at 0800 UTC. The teams will have very little time to prepare for racing, with the ship carrying five of the yachts expected to dock at the safe haven port on Saturday... [more]
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Sail 4 Cancer – Helping families affected by cancer
Lizette Van Niekerk,
Sail 4 Cancer, part of the 4 Cancer charity group, aims to improve the quality of life for those living with cancer. The charity has been active along the Solent for the past 10 years helping families affected by cancer to get away from the stress of living with the disease.... [more]
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Pallot Windows Frostbite Series at Royal Channel Islands YC
William Harris,
Pallot Windows Frostbite Series - Conditions were set fair for the nine o'clock start with sunshine and a fresh southeasterly breeze kicking up choppy seas within the Bay. Just two boats sailed in the fast cruiser class, the small number not detracting from the fierce competition between David Jones' First 34.7, Jackana, and Rhys Perkins and partners' Archambault A35, Abracadabra.... [more]
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Brass Monkey Series underway at Liverpool YC and Tranmere SC
James Connolly,
Brass Monkey Seroies at LYC. An early start to our 2012 racing saw 12 yachts out on the water; six Class one and six Class two. A big welcome to Adam Kyffin and Jon Oliver and crew in their new Corby 29, Easy Tiger; great to see the fast improving Prima 38 of the Chiswell family Diva out, and Dave Gray's Sadler 25 Kahu, stepping up a grade from the Venture Class.... [more]
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RYA Tribunal to examine Perth 2011 incident
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championship incident referred to the RYA Tribunal. On the face of it, the report identified a case to answer that might warrant further action.... [more]
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RYA Volvo Dinghy Show SailX Championship - Online registration open
Emma Slater,
RYA Volvo Dinghy Show SailX Championship - Registration and practice sessions are now open for anyone wishing to take part. This exciting virtual regatta, powered by the inshore sailboat racing and training game, is open to everyone. Heats take place in the seven weeks leading up to the Show, culminating with the live finals at the Show on the Volvo Main Stage... [more]
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Extreme 40's to participate
Cowes Week Ltd,
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week to provide plenty of spectacular close-to-shore racing. Following the news that the UK edition of the Extreme Sailing Series will take place in Cardiff this year (24th to 27th August), CWL continues to work closely with the team at OC Thirdpole to ensure a presence for these exciting boats at AAM Cowes Week in 2012.... [more]
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