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 04 Mar 2013
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Canadians racing in Florida and other news!

Audi Melges 20 starting line action - 2013 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta  ©2013 JOY / Int'l Audi Melges 20 Class Association

Also on the racecourse this week, Canadian Star and Viper 640 racers will join a growing fleet of Canadian flagged Melges 20 at the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. A number of fresh J/70's will also take part in their first South Florida regatta.

Extreme Sailing Series Act 1 is set to go tomorrow in Muscat; eight exciting Extreme 40 catamarans will race stadium format in Oman, home turf of the 2012 defending champions The Wave, Muscat.

2013 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta   Leighton O'Connor ©

In the Caribbean, the 2013 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has wrapped up another successful event; regatta organizer and scorer Paul Miller commented: 'The sparkling turquoise waters made for champagne sailing.' This one is the bucket list for next year!

Emirates Team New Zealand training with Luna Rossa in their second AC72, NZL5 on the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland.   Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

Lucky Kiwi spectators have gotten a first taste of America's Cup racing down under; Emirates team New Zealand and Luna Rossa have been spotted racing each other in Hauraki Gulf. Check out Chris Cameron's images below!

Finally, the Volvo Ocean race is announcing more stop overs for the 2014-15 round the world event; Lisbon, Portugal will be back on the route for the 12th edition of the race.

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

RS:X World Championship - Kokkalanis and Shaw on top after day 2
Mariana Peccicacco (As Amended by ISAF),
Day two of racing at the 2013 RS:X World Championship held in Buzios, Brazil sees Bryony Shaw (GBR) leading the women's fleet and Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) at the top in the men's fleet. The wind of 15knots from the east allowed the race committee to do three races scheduled, with an average duration of 30 minutes each.... [more]
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Racing for an Ocean Record: the 2011 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race
Richard Hinterhoeller,
Gary Jobson produces a thrilling story of smashing the 22 year old ocean racing record from Marblehead to Halifax. Originally filmed in High Definition aboard three of the competitors, the 25-minute documentary provides an excellent perspective from the event front runners, including footage taken aboard Valkyrie, Will Apold's Swan 78 from Halifax, who won the IRC division.... [more]
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Most Worthy Performance to Team INTAC
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta,
The last day of the 33rd annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta closed in outstanding style last evening at the traditional Prize-Giving ceremony-followed by an evening of world-class musical entertainment, headlined by the Grammy winning Motown legends, The Commodores-on Kim Sha Beach.... [more]
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52 World Championship - Miami to deliver world class racing action
Jacaranda Marketing,
The 52 World Championship gets underway on the 5th March in Miami, Florida. In the prelude to the event, the practice race, Tony Langley and the crew of the British flagged Gladiator proved that even though they have made technical changes to improve the all-round performance of their boat in stronger winds, they still have the pace to win in very light winds when they ghosted to victory today.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Team Duqm Oman joins, North Sails partners
Extreme Sailing Series,
The first Act of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series is set to get underway on March 5th and the home nation invitational team for Act 1, Muscat, can finally be unveiled. Team Duqm Oman, with a crew including some of the kingpins of Extreme 40 sailing, will make it eight teams in the starting blocks completing a full-grid of Extreme 40s.... [more]
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Melges 20 fleet set for Bacardi Miami Sailing Week battle + Video
Melges 20,
The opening day of racing for Bacardi Miami Sailing Week is Thursday, March 7th and the Audi Melges 20s will have 51 boats on the line! So much fun and excitement to look forward to this weekend!... [more]
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Day 3 images by Leighton O'Connor
Leighton O'Connor,
Photographer Leighton O'Connor was on site at the St. Maarten Heinken Regatta to capture these photos of the action during day three. Enjoy!... [more]
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America's Cup: AC72's foiling and racing in the Hauraki Gulf
Chris Cameron,
America's Cup Challengers Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa (ITA) have been making the most of the brilliant summer Down Under, and have become a familiar sight doing race training in warm breezes. Emirates Team NZ's photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to catch the action and sight of two AC72's racing and foiling.... [more]
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Images of Panthera in action + Video
Leighton O'Connor,
Images shot by photographer Leighton O'Connor of Panthera who took fourth place in the 36 mile race around St. Maarten from Phillipsburg to Marigot.... [more]
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Sail Canada announces members of 2013 Canadian Sailing Team
Sail Canada,
Sail Canada announced the members of the 2013 Canadian Sailing Team. Miami ISAF World Cup event marked the final opportunity Canadian Sailing Team for team qualification in January. This year's lineup includes of many familiar faces including 2012 Olympians Zac Plavsic, Nikola Girke, David Wright, Greg Douglas, Danielle Dube and Luke Ramsay.... [more]
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Leighton O'Connor's pictures of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2013
Leighton O'Connor,
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2013 commenced its 33rd edition on Friday morning as 202 registered yachts set sail in the prestigious event in the Caribbean. Leighton O'Connor captured some of the great moments on the opening day of the sailing spectacle.... [more]
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Why do top sailors choose Zhik?
Ben Gladwell,
Since its inception in 2003, Zhik has developed and expanded to be one of the preeminent brand in on-the-water sailing apparel. The Zhik signature logo is often visible on winning sailing crews, the latest of which was the crew of Gotta Love It 7, four time winner JJ Giltinan Trophy. Sailing journalist, Ben Gladwell, looks at why top crews choose Zhik... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Another consecutive race stopover announced
Volvo Ocean Race has announced that Lisbon, Portugal, will host a stopover in the race in each of the next two editions. Lisbon was also a stopover for the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. The Portuguese capital will be back on the route for the 12th edition in 2014-15 and again for the 13th in 2017-18, Volvo Ocean Race... [more]
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America's Cup: More Am-Cam video from the Hauraki Gulf
More Am-Cam video from the Hauraki Gulf, this time of Emirates Team New Zealand training. This was shot by a solo driver/camera man, in a small powerboat with a top speed of 25kts.... [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,, the world's largest sailing news network will have the most detailed coverage of any media.... [more]
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America's Cup: Aerial images of Oracle Team USA '17' training
Oracle Team USA,
Aerial photos of Oracle Team USA '17' training on San Francisco Bay shot by photographer Guilain Grenier.... [more]
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Sail Canada announces team for Youth Worlds 2013
Sail Canada,
Upon the completion of the final qualifying event in Clearwater, FL, Sail Canada is pleased to announce the 2013 Canadian Youth WorldSail Canada Voile Canada Team... [more]
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa and ETNZ race on Hauraki Gulf - Video
Emirates Team NZ,
For the past couple of days, two America's Cup challengers, Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa have been practice racing in the Hauraki Gulf. Here's a first glimpse of what AC72 racing ahead of the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup, starting in July.... [more]
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US Sailing unveils Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year
Jake Fish,
US Sailing Rolex Award Ceremony 2013. At an emotional ceremony today at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.) and Jennifer French (St. Petersburg, Fla.) were celebrated as US Sailing's 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.... [more]
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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2013 - Ready to Rock
Jan Harley,
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2013. Less than a week before the fourth annual running of BMSW presented by EFG Bank, and all the boxes have been ticked for another standout event. A hot list of competitors, great race management and the impossible-to-top winter sailing destination of Biscayne Bay combine with the hospitality BMSW is known for to put on an outstanding event for one-design sailors.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Fresh talent set for Act 1 battle + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 1 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series is set to take place in Muscat, Oman from fifth-8th March where three new skippers and two completely new teams will bring a wealth of fresh talent to the Extreme 40 fleet in 2013, along with a set of credentials that will make predicting, not only, the outcome of the opening Act but the entire Series a near impossibility.... [more]
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America's Cup: On board Emirates Team NZ's new AC72
Chris Cameron, Emirates Team NZ's photographer takes us on board the team's new AC72 as she works up against Luna Rossa, doing some race training in the Hauraki Gulf, ahead of leaving for San Francisco for the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup in July... [more]
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