Looking forward to the Vendée Globe!

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 15 Jul 2012
  Welcome to Sail-World Canada

Looking forward to the Vendée Globe!

Sam Davies - Vendée Globe 2012  Vendee Globe

Although there is still 117 days to go before the start of the next Vendée Globe, the mix of newcomers and familiar faces on the list of entrants should make this seventh edition an exciting one to follow. Many of the IMOCA yachts are in the water, putting put through rigorous testing by their respective skippers; some, like Sam Davies, even share their daily activities leading up to the event via social media. Stay tuned for more stories, as we get closer to this fabulous event.

The Route Halifax to Saint-Pierre race and the Kris Ocean Race are now behind us, check out the results from both events!

Luc Coquelin celebrates his line honour victory in the 2012 Route Halifax St. Pierre  Jean-Christophe L'Espagnol

Next on our agenda is the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge presented by Ackroo; 140 yachts from Canada and the USA are registered for this annual circumnavigation of Lake Ontario; the event caters to all tastes and includes the shorter Scotch Bonnet Island Course for newcomers and those who can't commit to the longer Main Duck Island Course; yachts will be racing in PHRF and IRC divisions, fully crewed and double-handed. The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is also the newest stop of the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society solo circuit. Activities begin Friday with race check-in, first gun is Saturday morning; the race tracker by Yellowbrick will allow everyone to monitor the fleet. I plan to report from the water during the race.

Only 12 days before the London 2012 opening ceremonies! The sailing competitions will be hosted in the waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour in Dorset and start on Sunday the 29th with the Finn races; ten medal events will take place over 14 days, six for men and four for women, ranging from dinghies, windsurfers and keelboats. The Canadian Sailing Team is ready; we will report on their progress with a full Sail-World team on site in the UK.

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor


CORK/Sail Kingston to host 2013 Laser North American Championships
Erim Murray,
CORK/Sail Kingston has been selected to host the 2013 Laser, Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 North American Championships, July 24-28, 2013. The Laser, a Canadian designed dinghy, is the largest dinghy class in the world, with more than 200,000 boats built. Furthermore, both the men's Laser and the women's Laser Radial are Olympic class events. The event will attract sailors from all over North America... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Race Week - The beauty of the Classics
Barby MacGowan,
The first weekend of the eighth biennial New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport commenced as 28 classic yachts from the 1920s through the early 1960s graced upper Narragansett Bay.... [more]
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Canada increases boating safety dollars
Transport Canada/Sail-World,
Canada's Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced additional funding for the Boating Safety Class Contribution Program.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro 2012 - Video selection
A selection of videos from the recently completed 43rd La Solitaire du Figaro... [more]
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CANSail Dinghy Program launched across Canada
Canadian Yachting Association,
The CYA CANSail Dinghy programming has been launched and is being offered at sailing and yacht clubs across Canada! It offers learn-to-sail programming delivered to meet updated national standards. CANSail takes the best of the CYA's traditional 'White Sail' programming and aligns it into a progressive pathway of dinghy sailboat handling skills' learning and development.... [more]
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Tour de France à la Voile - Leg 4 now underway
www.sail-world.com / ASO,
The fourth offshore leg of the 2012 Tour de France a la Voile, from Roscoff to Talmont St. Hilaire, is now underway. Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite and BAE Systems were leading at Aman Ar Ross, some 21 miles from the start, with the boats expected tomorrow, late afternoon, in Vendee.... [more]
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French sailor first over the line in Route Halifax to Saint-Pierre
RHSP Media,
A French yacht 'Saint-Pierre en Bessin' skippered by Luc Coquelin of Guadaloupe is the fastest yacht in Route Halifax Saint-Pierre 2012. His Top 50 was the first across the finish line in Saint-Pierre at 7:14 AM Tuesday, July 10, 2012, making the crossing just shy of 43 hours.... [more]
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London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Brief history of Finn Class
Finn Class Association,
The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Finn Class coverage starts here. Over the next few weeks we'll be publishing exclusive interviews, background information and previews of the sailors, before the daily racing coverage starts on Sunday 29th July, but first a little bit of history...... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Qingdao cross Race 14 finish
Amy Martindale,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet are on day seven of race fourteen from Derry-Londonderry to Den Helder. The Chinese entry Qingdao has arrived into the Netherlands after fiercely fighting the 800 mile race from Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland in the penultimate stage of the 40,000-mile Clipper Race.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère.ch takes on Blue Ribbon speed record
MaxComm Communication,
The experimental catamaran l'Hydroptère.ch, crewed by Daniel Schmaeh, Stéphane Dyen, Gaël Ledoux, Guillaume Coyon and Cédric Pochelon, have gone after the mythical Blue Ribbon speed record between Geneva and le Bouveret and back, a record held since 2007 by Décision 35, captained by Philippe Cardis, in 4 hrs 53 mins 19 secs.... [more]
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Québec gets ready for the Transat Québec St-Malo
TQSM Media,
The race start is only two weeks away and Québec City is already bustling with activity. As the first boats are moored in the Bassin Louise, the port, the city and the many local fans look forward to the big offshore event with eager anticipation. 14 boats line up on the pontoons and crews work relentlessly on the last details and preparations, while the remainder are arriving very soon.... [more]
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Krys Ocean Race podium completed
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The inaugural edition of the Krys Ocean Race has resulted in a close finale between the podium finishers. Spindrift racing (Yann Guichard) finished at 12h 08 '37 UTC to take the outright victory. Crossing the finish at the Petit Minou light at 13hrs 19min 49secs (15hrs 19min 49secs local), 1h 11m 12s behind the winner, Sébastien Josse and the crew of Groupe Edmond de Rothshchild took second place.... [more]
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Vic Maui Yacht Race - Images by Andrew Madding
Andrew Madding,
Vic Maui Yacht Race. Cruiser Division start images by photographer Andrew Madding.... [more]
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Canadian Yachting Association Past President, Bill Cheek
Canadian Yachting Association,
It is with sadness that the sailing community is notified that Bill Cheek, Canada's longest current serving International Judge (1989) and International Race Officer (1991) passed away on Friday, July 6th 2012 after living with cancer for a number of years.... [more]
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Nepean One Design Regatta hosts the 2012 Shark Canadian Championship
Ross Ernst,
With the support of over ninety volunteers and our returning Premier sponsor IP Strategies, the Nepean Sailing Club hosted a very successful Nepean One Design (NOD) regatta on June 23rd – 24th, the largest attended NOD regatta in recent club history.... [more]
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Atlantic Challenge Team Canada ready for contest in Bantry, Ireland
Scott Wagg,
The Atlantic Challenge Canada team has been training now for two weeks in preparation for the 2012 International Contest of Seamanship in Bantry, Ireland July 21-28th. The crew, comprising of youth from across Canada, have been living together in Midland since June 24th.... [more]
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Strong Canadian presence at US event
MediaPro Newport,
Strong Canadian presence at the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta. Against the backdrop of over a dozen vessels assembling for the Ocean State Tall Ships Parade of Sail, competitors got down to business on the final day of racing at the 10th annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta.... [more]
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Vic Maui 2012 underway
The Vic Maui Racing Division started on July 7 in a light westerly, but had a favourable current for a few hours to get through Race Passage and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.... [more]
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