Dragons, Kieler Woche, VOR and more...

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 22 Jun 2013

Dragons, Kieler Woche, VOR and more...

Esimit Europa 2 - Kieler Woche 2013  Guido Trombetta

Kieler Woche, the world's biggest sailing event, also kicks off this weekend. Athletes will fight for Kieler Woche medals in eight Olympic sailing disciplines, among these the two new Olympic classes 49erFX for women and Nacra 17 for mixed crews, in the paralympic 2.4Metre, in 17 international classes such as the /one one-design class of Germany's biggest boatyard Bavaria, as well as in 18 offshore classes (ORC/ORC-Club, one-design and multihulls).

Artemis Racing's Törnqvist Joins the Team on the AC45  Artemis Racing

America's Cup related, Torbjörn Törnqvist, owner of the Swedish-flagged Artemis Racing - the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup - has arrived in San Francisco to meet with the team for the second time in the last month, train, and get some on-the-water time aboard a foil-borne AC45. According to reports, Törnqvist wasted little opportunity before logging some AC45 tiller time and catching his first ride on foils.

'It has been great to be together with the team, and I am impressed with what they've been able to accomplish under such difficult circumstances,' said Törnqvist. 'There is clearly still a lot of work to do, but safety remains the central consideration.' Check out the multimedia report, inside this issue.

For ocean racing fans, the Volvo Ocean Race's Media Team has put together a great multimedia presentation that offers some excellent 'sizzle-reel' imagery of the first 40 years' worth of this storied competition. Be advised: This short film (2:39) is best watched on the biggest screen possible!

J-Class - 2013 Superyacht Cup Palma  © Ingrid Abery

At the Superyacht Cup in Palma the sailors are enjoying some spectacular sailing. Don't miss the great image galleries from photographer Ingrid Abery showcasing the racecourse action.

Summer sailstice, Viking style  .. .

And finally, this coming Saturday (June 22) marks the annual Summer Sailstice, a worldwide series of events that strive to get people out on the water and having fun, while also celebrating the longest days of 2013. Check out their website and get ready to celebrate the solstice this coming weekend.

The Sail-World.com Team

South Coast Championship and Edinburgh Cup - Dragons head to Weymouth
Fiona Brown,
The International Dragon fleet is assembling in Weymouth for the 2013 South Coast Championship and Edinburgh Cup, supported by Aberdeen Asset Management, which get underway this weekend at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).... [more]
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International Optimist Regatta - 113 Sailors from 9 Nations
Carol Bareuther,
Over 100 7 to 15 year olds will set sail in the 21st International Optimist Regatta presented by Glacial Energy, June 21 to June 23. This marks the second year in a row that the event has surpassed the 100-mark in participation.... [more]
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America's Cup: Protagonists believed to be well apart on key issues
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World understands that while the teams have agreed on many of the basic safety issues proposed for the 2013 America's Cup Regatta, they are very entrenched on a few others affecting the broad format of the regatta. Sources spoken to by Sail-World believed that a full International Jury Hearing would be required next week to sort out the outstanding issues... [more]
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Inaugural Nacra 17 World Championship set for The Hague
Diana Bogaards,
Starting on Sunday July 21st, 2013 and running until Saturday July 27th, the first ever Nacra 17 World Championships bring the global Olympic top of multihull sailing to The Hague, Netherlands. With one month to go, there are now fifty entries from 22 countries. This new sailing discipline is part of the program of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - A very special challenge + Live streaming video
Hermann Hell,
Kieler Woche races get underway from 22nd to 30th June 2013. The kick-off, even for a sailor like Jochen Schuemann, will be a very special challenge. When the three-time Olympic champion and two-time America's Cup winner skippers Esimit Europa 2, the biggest yacht ever to take part in Kieler Woche, he will have to steer her clear of the more than 100 yachts that will crowd at the starting line... [more]
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2014 RORC Caribbean 600 - Bernie's Back!
Trish Jenkins,
Bernie's Back! Two previous competitors have been quick off the mark to confirm their participation in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's (RORC) 2014 Caribbean 600 race, but it was five-times race veteran, Bernie Evan-Wong who got there first.... [more]
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America's Cup: Törnqvist takes the helm of Artemis AC45
Jennifer McHugh,
Artemis Racing's owner, Torbjörn Törnqvist, touched down in San Francisco this week, where he spent time with the team—working out, taking part in dive training, and sailing on the AC45 (even notching a new speed record). It was Torbjörn's second visit in the last month.... [more]
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Danish Open Ladies Cup - Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen on top after day 1
Joakim Hermansson,
The 2013 Danish Open Ladies Cup is now underway and after the first day, it's not surprising to see a home sailor on top of the scoreboard. But maybe you have expected it to be the World Championship silver medallist and ISAF world ranking number one, Camilla Ulrikkeholm.... [more]
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Superyacht Cup: Day 2 J-Class images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Ingrid Abery was present for day two of the Superyacht Cup in Palma to capture this selection of images of the J-Class racing action.... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Images from the passage at Giraglia Rock
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Carlo Borlenghi was on the water during the Giraglia Rolex Cup to capture these images of the fleet as they passed Giraglia Rock.... [more]
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Solitaire du Figaro - Brits take on the final leg to Dieppe + Video
Artemis Offshore Academy,
At 1200BST today [Thursday 20th June], the forty strong Solitaire du Figaro fleet set off on the final 520 mile push from Roscoff to Dieppe (France), via Wolfe Rock and the Needles Fairway. Conditions for the Leg 4 start were much in the style of the 2013 Solitaire du Figaro, light and overcast.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Andrews aims for golden trio in Kiel
Matt Carter,
After having claimed two gold medals from the three EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup events this year, Mark Andrews will be looking to continue his run of form when the Kieler Woche Regatta commences this weekend in Kiel, Germany (22-26 June).... [more]
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week moving with the times
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week PR,
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2013 is moving with the times by listening carefully to what competitors want and come up with a tweaked format this year that is already starting to prove popular with an influx of additional entries writes Sue Pelling... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: 40 Years of the Volvo Ocean Race - Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Volvo Ocean Race, VOR's media team have created a short film about the spirit and the people behind sport's ultimate test of character. Since its beginnings as the Whitbread in 1973 to the present day, the Volvo Ocean Race has been about passion, courage and pride.... [more]
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Zou Inter Marine – now with added Byte
John Curnow,
Like little packets of data running around the Internet, Zou Inter Marine are busy delivering lots of Byte CIIs in to the North American, Asia/Pacific and European markets.... [more]
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Danish Open Ladies Cup - Sailors ready for competition in Skovshoved
Joakim Hermansson,
This Thursday, nine of the world's most competitive sailors will race in Skovshoved, just north from the capital Copenhagen, at the Danish Open Ladies Cup. The event, hosted by the Royal Danish Yacht Club, will be the third on the inaugural 2013 Women's International Match Racing Series. The battle will be not only for WIMRS-points, but also a prize purse of $12,500 USD.... [more]
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Southern Spars make two finals at the 2013 Auckland Exporter Awards
Southern Spars NZ, an Auckland-based world leader in carbon spars and rigging is a finalist in two categories at the 2013 Auckland Exporter of the year Awards. Southern Spars NZ has been selected as a finalist in the Auckland Export Awards 2013 in two categories - The Westpac Exporter of the Year award (total sales over $25 million) and the Baldwins Intellectual Property Best Commercialisation... [more]
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America's Cup: Images and video from two AC72 boat racing in San Fran
While the Mediators from the International Jury try and bring some certainty to the Louis Vuitton Cup, two of the teams involved, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa put in the time on the water with some more practice racing on San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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Superyacht Cup Palma, day 1 - Great day for a J
Kate Branagh,
The opening day of the Superyacht Cup proved to be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the powerful J's. Conditions in the bay of Palma were predictably perfect with the early afternoon sea breeze averaging 15-19 knots and wave height of only 1.5m, a contrast to the last battle of the J's in St Barths.... [more]
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America's Cup: Four teams face-off San Francisco's AT&T Park + Videos
America's Cup Media,
The first competition for the America's Cup Summer of Racing was seen by baseball fans today as the four skippers fought good-naturedly over who threw the fastest pitch and who pounded a perfect strike into the mitts of Sergio Romo and Nick Noonan of the San Francisco Giants. See images and video from Emirates Team NZ and America's Cup TV on the day with the Giants... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Images from the start by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for the Giraglia Rolex Cup to capture this gallery of images. Enjoy!... [more]
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J-Class exhibition race images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at the J-Class exhibition race in Palma, Mallorca to capture this selection of images.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings - Williams and Ulrikkeholm on top
The ISAF World Match Race Rankings for 19 June 2013 has now been released. Ian Williams (GBR) holds onto world number one in the Open Match Race Rankings whilst ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship silver medallist Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) moves to the world number one position on the women's rankings.... [more]
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Solitaire du Figaro - Challenging Leg 4 lies ahead
Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon,
Leg 4, the final leg of La Solitaire du Figaro 2013 sets sail at 1300 local time (1100 UTC) tomorrow from Roscoff bound for Dieppe.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Notice of Race now available
The 2013-2014 edition of the ISAF Sailing World Cup kicks off in Qingdao, China, from 12-19 October 2013, the first time the series will visit Asia.... [more]
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