Oppie rescue in the Philippines, Clippers to Cozumel, new Extreme 40 circuit entries...

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 22 Jan 2013

Have you looked at your copy of the Racing Rules recently? Here's a reminder from quite close to the beginning - actually, the very beginning:

1.1 Helping Those in Danger
A boat or competitor shall give all possible help to any person or vessel in danger.

In spite of the frequent comments that appear in the sailing press - not restricted to Sail-World - about junior sailors over-zealous conduct on the race course, accusations of cheating, over-emphasis on winning, heavy-duty coaching and the like, all is not lost in the Philippines. Please read the story - 'Winning isn't everything. Really'. Just the thought of young Janno Dalanon pulling Rex Puentespina into an Oppie is guaranteed to raise a smile!

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Guy Nowell, Editor

Winning isn't everything. Really.
Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star,
The 11th Punta Fuego Regatta came to a close yesterday with winners from four different categories proudly raising their trophies at the Punta Fuego Yacht Club. But it was a 13-year-old local competitor, who didn't even finish in the top three of the lighter Optimist Class, who won the hearts of many.... [more]
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THE Marine Media opportunity for 2013
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
The 2013 America's Cup, the biggest marine media event in many years. This year, Sail-World.com, the world's largest sailing news network will have the most detailed coverage of any media.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - The closest finish in Race history? + Video
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, Armel Le Cléac'h (Banque Populaire) continues to close on Francois Gabart (Macif) as they slow in the Azores high. If the race continues as forecast, always easier on paper, Gabart will cross the line first late on January 26 or in the early hours of January 27 and could be as little as six hours ahead of Le Cléac'h, which would be the closest finish in Vendée history.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to make stop in Cozumel
Ruth Harrington,
The Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race will make a pitstop in Cozumel, Mexico in 2014 forging an exciting new partnership with the region of Quintana Roo. Cozumel, situated off the east coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is already a popular stop for cruise liners and will provide the Clipper Race crews with an exotic respite on their 40,000 mile journey around the world.... [more]
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10-Meter Rater Sally takes her first sail after a two year rebuild
Bob Greiser/Outside Images,
Top international photographer, Bob Greiser has been following a two year reconstruction project of a classic 10 Meter rating yacht, Sally. She was recently relaunched following a two year reconstruction from the keel up of this classic thoroughbred by CF and his team at Koehler Kraft on Shelter Island Drive in San Diego.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2013 - Elites spice up competition
Extreme Sailing Series,
Organisers of the Extreme Sailing Series announced details of the eight boats participating at the 2013 Series at the Dusseldorf Boat Show on Sunday.... [more]
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Ocean Cruising Club announces 2012 Awards
Daria Blackwell/OCC/Sail-World,
The Ocean Cruising Club (OCC), the world's only truly global ocean cruising association, has announced the recipients of the OCC Annual Awards. Each year the OCC recognizes the achievements of ordinary individuals doing extraordinary things on the world's oceans and brings those achievements to the attention of the sailing community at large.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - 8-strong fleet confirmed for Series opener
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series organisers, OC Sport, announced details of the 8-strong fleet for the 2013 Series at the Dusseldorf Boat Show today. The announcement was made from the stand of Marinepool, Official Clothing Partner to the Series, as they also confirmed a new three-year extension to their contract with the pioneering Stadium Sailing Series.... [more]
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America's Cup: New wingsail for Artemis Racing?
San Francisco based website pressure-drop.us is reporting that the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, Artemis racing (SWE) has fitted a new wingsail at their base in Alemeda, San Francisco. They expect the AC72 to be sailing next week, with the new wingsail. The team has sailed on just 14 of their allowed 30 sailing days, before the first cut-off of January 31, 2013.... [more]
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'Mine's bigger' - the Ten biggest superyachts for 2012
Nancy Knudsen,
Every year the largest superyachts in the world are announced by Superyachts.com. Sponsored by the luxury yacht charter company Y.CO, the unveiling of the latest list reveals the 100 biggest yachts in existence has just occurred again. Here we count down merely the top ten biggest. Seven are owned by Arab interests, one by Brunei, one by a Russian Oligarch and one by an American film producer:... [more]
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Piracy Report - not a single yacht attacked in 2012
ICC International Maritime Bureau/Sail-World,
The Annual Piracy report by the International Maritime Bureau is out, and for the first time for many years, there is not a single report of a yacht being attacked by pirates anywhere in the world. Either the pirates have realised yachts are measly pickings or the campaign to prevent yachts from sailing in dangerous areas has worked, and maybe a bit of both.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: First stopover and second team announced for 2014/15
Volvo Ocean Race organisers have announced the first stopover port and the second team to enter the 2014/15 edition of the race, which will be sailed in a one design fleet of Volvo 65ft yachts. The race will start in November 2014 from the Spanish port of Alicante, where the race is headquartered.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 1 sponsors announced
Oliver Dewar,
The 30,000-mile round-the-world Global Ocean Race 2014-15 is for Class40 boats with single-handed, double-handed and fully-crewed (4 crew) teams competing and will start in September 2014... [more]
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