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 22 Jun 2012

Clipper Round the World Race fleet prepare for challenging conditions
Amy Martindale,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet are on day six of race thirteen from Nova Scotia to Derry-Londonderry. What a difference a day makes in the life of an ocean racer as the ten international teams have been doing all they can to keep approaching tropical storm ‘Chris' at bay.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère DCNS makes it into the Pacific
Thomas Lesage,
On Tuesday morning, l'Hydroptère DCNS cleared the Panama Canal aboard a cargo ship which is heading for Los Angeles, the starting point for her Transpacific Record attempt. 24 days have passed since she set out from Toulon at the end of May and, barring any unexpected circumstances, the flying trimaran, which is in good company on deck alongside some massive wind turbine blades, is set to reach... [more]
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America's Cup: Fire blazes for several hours on Cup construction site and Sail-World,
A blaze broke out in the bulkhead of San Francisco's Pier 29 at 1:50 PM and burned for several hours, forcing a 4 alarm response which closed down the Embarcadero and snarled traffic. The shed behind the bulkhead and the adjoining work going on at Pier 27 was not effected.... [more]
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RMSIR 2012 - The excitement never stops
Shawn Rathgeber,
It's been a long wait, but in approximately four months yachtsmen from all over the world will gather at the Royal Selangor Yacht Club (RSYC) in Port Klang to participate in Malaysia's oldest keelboat sporting event, the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR).... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Further retributions follow 2016 Olympic Events vote
Richard Gladwell,
Protests and revelations continue to roll on the back of the controversial decision by a 19-17 vote by the ISAF Council at the Mid-Year Meeting in early May to select Kiteboarding as a 2016 Olympic event. After publication of the voting lists, the Spanish Federation were forced to issue an apology for the actions of Gerardo Seeliger, who it was said was confused by the voting system.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Carina steals the show
Talbot Wilson,
In the Newport Bermuda Race, going into Monday evening, LLwyd Ecclestone's ‘Kodiak' crew was hopeful of winning the St. David's Lighthouse Trophy, the most coveted of the three main Newport Bermuda Trophies awarded to the corrected time winner of the large amateur division. Then came ‘Carina' to steal the show.... [more]
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Teams confirmed
Trish Jenkins,
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup 2012 is to be held on the Solent and English Channel waters over 22nd to 28th July. With the Monday 18th June final deadline for challenges having passed, so seven teams are to contest this year's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. For the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup each team as usual must comprise three boats.... [more]
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Oman Sail's Hussain al Jabri wins gold in Singapore,
Oman's plans to qualify for the Olympic Games in 2020 are firmly on track after Omani sailor Hussain al Jabri won the gold medal at the Singapore Laser Trophy in Singapore yesterday. The 23 year-old sailor, from Yiti just outside Muscat is a member of the Oman Sail Laser squad and although he has only been sailing for a year, recorded seven outright wins to record an emphatic title victory... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - We won't give up says Puma's skipper
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read (Puma) has vowed he and his crew will keep on fighting until the very end. Read said Puma had approached the almost 2,000 nautical mile leg from Lisbon to Lorient via the Azores as a ‘must win' after making steady progress up the leaderboard since the first leg retirement.... [more]
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J/80 World Championships overall - Prizegiving ceremony
Becci Eplett,
J/80 World Championship Powered by Slam final race day was held in Dartmouth on Friday 15th June. A jittery J/80 fleet assembled at the regatta HQ in nervous anticipation of the two final races of the eleven race series scheduled for the day. The Regatta HQ had been rife with discussion amongst the crews the night before as to the likelihood of high winds stopping play on the final day.... [more]
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Crash and burn video selections from,
The Sail-World team world-wide has put together a selection of crash and burn videos which include a compilation of sailing crashes and capsizes, footage of the crash between Alinghi and Team Extreme during the Extreme Sailing Series and also some amazing kite and windsurfing action.... [more]
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Five bits of gear I wish I'd known about before I left to go cruising
Nancy Knudsen,
Our anchor checked, I swim round the other boats. The CQR's and plough anchors, which most of the charter boats seem to have, are all lying on their side, one point catching lightly into the sand. The boats seem to be held by the mere weight of the anchor and its chain.... [more]
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Sardinia Cup - Team USA claims victory
Jill Campbell,
Sardinia Cup - Team USA, composed of the TP52 Quantum Racing skippered by Ed Baird and the Soto 40 Iberdrola with Jose Maria Torcida Seghers at the helm, has claimed victory. Both boats claimed their fourth bullet of the series to leave them 11 points clear of first runner up Team Italy.... [more]
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RPM proposes: 10 Good reasons to keep your luxury yacht in Phuket
Royal Phuket Marina,
With Hong Kong yachting in a state of crisis, as marinas are packed to capacity with two-year waiting lists and costs sky-rocketing, Mediterranean-style Royal Phuket Marina suggests '10 Good Reasons' for relocating luxury cruisers to what some regard as the most glamorous anchorage in Asia.... [more]
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Superyachts just got 'cheaper' in the Med
Sail-World Cruising,
If you always hankered after chartering a Superyacht in the Mediterranean but found they were too expensive, this could be your year. The crisis in Europe has left many Europeans thinking about more important issues than lounging around in the Med, and the prices are plummeting.... [more]
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Whale collision sinks boat on final leg of around-world voyage
Nancy Knudsen,
A long range cruising sailor on a 50ft Perry Cutter has been rescued after being hit by a breaching whale off the coast of Mexico, on the final leg of his journey round the world. The collision damaged his steering and caused the boat to start sinking.... [more]
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