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 11 Oct 2012

ACWS, Team15, and more UK and international sailing news

At the end of the Weymouth Olympics much of the world sailing focus has moved to the America's Cup.

The AC World Series action has taken place in San Francisco, California USA over recent days with tough competition for Team Ben Ainslie Racing (Team BAR).

During day four of the event, Aussie James Spithill of Oracle Team USA delivered a spectacular pitchpole, which became the sailing event news of the week world-wide.

Oracle Team USA Spithill claimed the overall event victory and Team BAR snagged second place with Artemis Racing - White and Emirates Team New Zealand claiming third and fourth respectively.

Following the conclusion of the competition, Ben noted in his blog that, ‘Overall we had a great series here, the improvements from last time are massive and we know we have the ability to come back and start winning these events so that's the plan moving forward.'

JP Morgan BAR Team website

06/09/2012 - Auckland, (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand AC72 foiling in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland on the fifth day of testing. 6/9/2012 - Club Marine America's Cup Tour 2013  Guilain Grenier/FFV

It might seem all very complex and you can read Richard Gladwell's full analysis but the fact is, the 2013 America's Cup is going to be very much about high speed foiling and when you think what a foiling moth can do, just think about the speeds that will be achieved with the sail area of an AC72.

AC72 Sail 4 / Foiling / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 01-10-12  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©

We can hardly wait until the main game next year, but meanwhile we continue to get great reports from Bob Fisher in San Francisco and we welcome you all along for the ride.

Our America's Cup newsletter series is proving very popular, going to a giant audience both locally and worldwide.

5.8,6.8 Fleet - Team15  Paul Wyeth / RYA

In Windsurfing news, the national final of the RYA Team15 Champions Cup is on the way! From the 13th-14th October, some one hundred windsurfers from across the country will battle it out in order to determine who will gain the coveted title of T15 National Champions 2012.

The 2011 winners, North West Zone's West Kirby Warriors, have reveled in yet another successful season and will be keen to defend their national title. Also taking part in the action will be the Hythe Hotshots, Pitsford Pirates, Axbridge Animals, Pugney's Pirates, Mumbles Mutineers, Lakeside Loafers and Loch Insh Monsters.

All of the competitors at the event will be under age sixteen and will compete in four different windsurfing classes, the 3.5m, 4.5m, 5.8m and Techno 6.8.

Lots of news to report today with much more on the Sail-World website

Anna Parker and the Sail-World Team

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ - Up, up and away on foils
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera catches the action as the AC72 reached down the back of Rangitoto and then gybed before getting up on her foils again for another run down the harbour. We present an image analysis showing what foiling in an AC72 is all about - showing some of the points of technical interest, and track the process of foiling from start to full flight on one daggerboard and a single rudder.... [more]
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RS100 Inlands at Grafham Water
Huw Powell,
Flying in the face of a pitiful forecast for 0–3, knots of breeze for the weekend. Nine RS100s from as far as South Devon and North Wales made it to the start line at Grafham Water Sailing Club for the Inland Championships. Sadly, the forecasters were spot on this time with breeze ranging from zero, to marginally more!... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 10 October 2012
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 10 October 2012 have been released and for the first time include Kiteboarding.... [more]
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ISAF Presidential Candidate David Kellett nails his colours to mast
In five weeks, the sailing world will gather in Dublin, Ireland to make a very important decision: Who will lead ISAF for the next four years? I urge you to attend the General Assembly on the 10th November and cast your vote to ensure ISAF has the best possible team to take it forward.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of Year Nominee - Tom Slingsby
Coming into the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Tom Slingsby knew the Weymouth and Portland waters better than anyone and with an unbeaten record at the venue he was the overwhelming favourite to take gold... [more]
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TeamO Marine Safety Products launches Back Pull Harness/Jifejacket
TeamO Marine Safety Products,
One delivery skipper with hundreds of thousands of sea miles to his name who runs courses from his sailing centre ordered one for himself, sent his best friends over to order them for themselves and wants to make the TeamO design his standard teaching model going forward.... [more]
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RS800 Inlands at Grafham Water
Debbie Darling,
A fleet of 29 boats turned out for the penultimate RS800 competition of the season, the Inland Championships at Grafham Water Sailing club. Light winds were forecast for the entire weekend, so the fleet was pleasantly surprised to see a good ten knot breeze blowing down the lake while rigging up, unfortunately this had diminished to a fickle 5-7 knots by the time of the first start.... [more]
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ACWS San Francisco Fleet Racing Championship – Tough race for Team BAR
Ben Ainslie,
The America's Cup World Series San Francisco Fleet Racing Championship round one concluded in San Francisco, California today. Ben Ainslie on the today's racing:... [more]
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America's Cup: Significant win for Emirates Team NZ in Jury Room
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand have been handed a small but very significant victory by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup. In a decision dated October 7, 2012, the Jury has ruled on an application lodged by the New Zealand team on September 24, 2012, which queried a Public Interpretation given by the Measurement Committee. Features a 50ec video of Emirates Team NZ's AC72 foiling... [more]
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Junior Offshore Group 2012 race series winners announced
Fiona Cloke,
It's been a busy season as usual for Junior Offshore Group (JOG) with fifteen races split across an inshore (cat 4) series and an offshore (cat 3) series. The weather has been variable to say the least: March saw the season kick off with an inshore Solent race that had many defrosting their decks before the start, and the St Peter Port race in August was only finished by two very determined boats.... [more]
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Photos by Chuck Lantz, Saturday at the AC World Series San Francisco
Chuck Lantz,
America's Cup World Series - No fog and good winds, plus a rare mistake by Oracle's James Spithill. Images by photographer Chuck Lantz.... [more]
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Record entry for Bosham Classic Boat Revival
David Edmund-Jones,
A fleet of 79 classic racing dinghies from as far afield as Ireland and Lancashire descended on Bosham Sailing Club over the weekend of 22nd-23rd Sept. to contest the second annual Bosham Classic Boat Revival.... [more]
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Light winds plague opening weekend of Hamble Winter Series
Ben Meakins,
Someone forgot to tell the weather gods that it was the start of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series this weekend. Light and fluky winds plagued competitors and race officers alike, with PRO Jamie Wilkinson describing it as ‘possibly the lightest wind I have ever run a Winter Series race in!'... [more]
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AC World Series San Francisco concludes for Artemis Racing
Paul Cayard,
Artemis Racing's Paul Cayard reports on the conclusion of the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco, California: The AC World Series is over after the Super Sunday race amid the Blue Angels, the Blue Grass Festival the 49ers and the Giants. Today's race was heavily weighted with 40 points for first place rather than the 12 points for the winner of the first six fleet races.... [more]
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Team15 Champions Cup - All set for Northampton battle
Susie NationGrainger,
Youth windsurfing teams are preparing to take to the water at Northampton Sailing Club, Pitsford, Northamptonshire, this weekend, 13th-14th October to compete in the national final of the RYA Team15 (T15) Champions Cup. The event will see some 100 young windsurfers from across the country, hailing as far afield as Scotland and Cornwall; battle it out.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series San Francisco - Images by Chuck Lantz
Chuck Lantz,
More photos of Saturday's action at the America's Cup World Series San Francisco by photographer Chuck Lantz.... [more]
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