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 28 Jun 2013
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Multihull racing and other Canadian sailing news!

Aerials 2 Boats Testing / SFO June Testing Session / ORACLE TEAM USA / San Francisco (USA) / 26-06-2013  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©

While on the topic of multihull, the America's Cup AC 72 yachts are still in the news; Oracle is busy with two-boat testing in San Francisco Bay while courtroom and legal proceedings have not lead to a resolution regarding proposed new schedule and race format for the summer series. Stay tuned as Sail-World's Richard Gladwell keeps his ear to the ground and brings the latest developments. In the meantime, don't miss Red Bull's Media House first of six video episode for a behind the scene look at the teams competing in the 34th America's Cup.

Depart de la 2eme etape de la Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire 2013 entre Porto (Portugal) et Gijon (Espagne)  © Alexis Courcoux

Sail-World Canada is always proud to bring you stories from around the world, as a result you can expect to find more francophone stories as they are originally shared from French event organizers. We hope you enjoy them; don't forget to use our built-in Google translate feature if you wish to read the stories in English . Congratulations to Yann Elies, overall winner of the 44th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro; possibly the most popular single-handed one-design event in France, the Solitaire always brings together a talented fleet of skippers. This year was no different with the likes of Beyou, Desjoyeaux and Le Cléac'h sharing the start lines with many newcomers.

In more local offshore racing circles, the second leg of the Bermuda 1-2 race is winding down in light air; congratulations to Lake Ontario sailor Bert Barret on Upstart! The biennial Marblehead to Halifax will see over 75 yachts on the start line on July 7th; as can be expected, many of them hail from Nova Scotia ports and will enjoy the return trip home. Yachts will be racing in IRC and PHRF, including a PHRF Cruising division. The action moves to Lake Ontario the following week with the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge where the event organizers have listened to racers and are mixing things up a bit to this year; the traditional lake circumnavigation rectangular course has been replaced with a figure-eight course using the same marks but offering more challenging offshore legs. Over one hundred yachts have already registered from the new test of sailing skills.

Fireball's Duke It Out For The Pin on Charlie Course - NOD 2013 - Blitzen Photography - Nepean One Design Regatta 2013  Blitzen Photography

Members of the Canadian Sailing team attended the popular Kieler Woche north European festival and were racing in four classes including Greg Douglas in the Finn, Jon Ladha/Dan Inkpen and Dave Mori/Justin Barnes in the 49er, Greg Clunies sailing Laser and Luke Ramsay/Nikola Girke in the Nacra 17. In our nation's capital, the Nepean Sailing Club another successful Nepean One Design regatta this past week-end; the growing event included the J/24 Ontario District 2014 Worlds qualifier, the 2013 C&C 27 Ontario Championships and was part of the 2013 Gooderham Trophy series for the Albacores.

In our most recent features, find out how things work; from Volvo Ocean Race rope manufacturing to America's Cup foils. Impress your sailing friends for your newfound knowledge!

Happy Canada Day, stay safe on the water!

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

America's Cup: Two Challengers haul Regatta Director in front of Jury
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand have confirmed that they will be lodging an Application with the International Jury concerning the actions of the Regatta Director, who they claim has exceeded his authority in implementing his Recommendations following the safety review.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Images from races 4 and 5
Max Ranchi Photography,
Photographer Max Ranchi was out on the water at the ORCi World Championship to capture these images during races 4 and 5.... [more]
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Tour de France à la Voile is clear to start + Video
Fabienne Morin,
The Tour de France à la Voile 2013 is all set to start: all measurements are approved and all craning operations complete. Tomorrow's practice race will not count towards the overall ranking but it marks the official start of the 36th edition.... [more]
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Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race begins July 7th + Video
Boston Yacht Club,
The 35th biennial Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race has been announced by Boston Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Club. The race will commence on July 7, 2013, and is open to all yachts meeting the requirements published in the Notice of Race and which are accepted by MHORC. The race will offer scoring under IRC, ORR, PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising and HPR.... [more]
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America's Cup: Foils - how they work and Luna Rossa's new toys
Genny Tulloch,
AC UnCut's Genny Tulloch goes behind the scenes at Oracle Team USA's base on Pier 80 in San Francisco to have a chat with Designer Joseph Ozanne about the shapes of foiling. In the second video Genny Tulloch catches up with Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena to hear about the anticipated arrival of new daggerboards.... [more]
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Red Bull Youth America's Cup: No Second Place - Part 1 Video
Red Bull Youth America's Cup,
No Second Place, is a Red Bull Media House six-episode production in conjunction with the America's Cup, offers a fascinating and dramatic perspective at the world of sailing with a behind-the-scenes look at the teams competing at the 34th America´s Cup, September 7-21, 2013 in San Francisco.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: How the ropes are made for the Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race,
In this latest episode of Building the Future, Rick Deppe of Volvo Ocean Race, takes us on a tour of the Gottifredi Maffioli factory for a close-up view of the rope-manufacturing process for the one-design Volvo Ocean 65. Still in Italy, Rick Deppe goes to the Cariboni plant to check out the hydraulic systems for the canting keel before heading back to Green Marine.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Golden victories in Schilksee + Video
Hermann Hell,
At Kieler Woche, one medal after another has been claimed in the Paralympic class 2.4mR and then in the eight Olympic classes. Great Britain gained three gold medals and Germany claimed three with Spain, Austria and Finland claiming once each.... [more]
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Marblehead to Halifax ocean race - At 84, Summerwind is ready to race
Boston Yacht Club,
When the 2013 Marblehead to Halifax Race commences on July 7th, the Schooner Summerwind, graceful at age 84, will be contending. Designed by the world class firm of John G. Alden in Boston and launched from the yard of C.A. Morse in Thomaston, Maine, in 1929 the 78-foot Summerwind has a storied past on both sides of the Atlantic.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA complete first day of two boat testing
Oracle Team USA Media,
Oracle Team USA completed a first full day of two-boat testing today in San Francisco. Both of the team's AC72 racing yachts spent the morning running through various tests and boat set-ups as they maneuvered around the San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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Lake Ontario 300 - Revised course poses new challenges
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing,
The Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Committee has finalized the new course for this year's Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, which promises to provide new excitement and new challenges to this great race. The length of the course remains approximately 300 nautical miles.... [more]
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Bermuda One-Two - Kiwi Spirit claims Leg 2 Line Honors
Annie Lannigan,
On June 24th at 1049, Dr. Stanley Paris aboard Kiwi Spirit sailed across the finish line of the final leg of the 19th running of the Bermuda One-Two race. Winning line honors in both legs of this years' race, Kiwi Spirit finished 6 hours and 39 minutes ahead of the next competitor as she glided in through the morning light air and patchy fog of Newport harbor.... [more]
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NOD 2013 host's J/24 World's Qualifier and Albacore Gooderham Series
Ross Ernst,
With the support of over 90 volunteers and our returning Premier sponsor IP Strategies, the Nepean Sailing Club hosted another very successful Nepean One Design (NOD) regatta on June 22nd – 23rd, 2013.... [more]
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America's Cup: Jury to decide as Oracle sails with rudder elevators
Richard Gladwell,
Oracle Team USA is in the process of fitting and sailing with the new winglets specified by America's Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray and made public just over four weeks ago. Before the end of the week, one of the parties is expected to refer the matter to the International Jury. The issue was dismissed by Oracle Team USA's CEO, Russell Coutts as 'rules minutiae'... [more]
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Block Island Race Week action on the horizon
J Boats,
For a number of sailors in northeastern America and their friends from around the world, Block Island Race Week is the pinnacle event of the sailing summer. Hosted by the Storm Trysail Club with professional, well-managed race committee's, sailors can count on fantastic racing for five straight days of sailing from June 24th to 28th.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Les mots pour conclure
Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon,
Pierre Bojic, Directeur Général de Pen Duick, organisateur de La Solitaire du Figaro, et Eric Bompard, Président d'Eric Bompard cachemire, tirent un premier bilan de cette 44ème édition qui a vu la victoire de Yann Eliès et surtout une bataille intensive sur les quatre étapes de ce parcours plutôt 'sudiste'. En attendant de dévoiler le prochain tracé...... [more]
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Route des Princes - Spindrift capsizes on Dublin Bay
Sabina Mollart Rogerson,
In the 2013 Route des Princes, at 1434hrs local time (Dublin) this afternoon, race leader Spindrift skippered and steered by Yann Guichard (FRA), capsized on the first leg of the first inshore race of the day off Dun Laoghaire. The emergency procedures were activated immediately.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series fleet Porto bound for Act 5
Extreme Sailing Series,
Following Extreme Sailing Series Acts in Oman, Singapore and China, the Extreme 40 fleet is bound for Porto, Portugal, a venue that in 2012 attracted the biggest crowds Series has ever witnessed. With just over four weeks to go, two of the three Swiss teams competing have drawn the lines against each other as sparring partners over three days of intensive training.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Canadian sailors take to the water
Canadian Sailing Team,
Kieler Woche is in full swing, hosting a full slate of Olympic and Paralympic classes including the new Nacra 17. Sailing is only one portion of Kiel week, the largest summer festival held in Northern Europe. Canada is represented four sailing classes.... [more]
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Solitaire du Figaro - Le film de la victoire de Yann Eliès
Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon,
Depuis Bordeaux jusqu'à Dieppe, la 44ème édition de La Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard cachemire a proposé un parcours extrêmement varié par ses conditions météorologiques et un scénario à rebondissements avec le chassé-croisé en tête au classement cumulé entre Yann Eliès et Frédéric Duthil.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Is a Trojan Horse being used in the America's Cup?
Richard Gladwell,
Following the conclusion of a four day Mediation by two members of the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, it was confirmed by various sources, that while the main sticking point for the teams is the adoption of rules regarding Rudder Elevators, there are still serious issues remaining.... [more]
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Marion Bermuda Race - Winners shine at Bermuda prizegiving
Talbot Wilson,
Marion Bermuda Race Chairman David Patton announced to a happy crowd at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club dock, that June 19, 2015 will be the 20th start for this classic ocean race. The crowd cheered and then he got on with the formalities of the night. His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Mr. George Fergusson and RHADC Commodore Allan Williams presented all the prizes at the ceremony.... [more]
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Solitaire du Figaro - All set for the final showdown
Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon,
La Solitaire du Figaro's final leg, 520 miles from Roscoff to Dieppe, is proving every bit as taxing as it appeared set to be prior to yesterday's start. Overnight and into this morning, the boats completed an anticlockwise lap, sailing down the seaward western side of Ouessant on to the Chaussee de Sein turning mark in the south, before returning north up the Chenal du Four.... [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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New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta - A lively and historical tradition
Barby MacGowan,
The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex—the oldest regatta in the country—has entered the history books for the 159th time after two days of weekend racing (June 15 and 16) preceded by an optional and separately scored competition 'Around the Island' on Friday (June 14).... [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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NYYC Annual Regatta images by Daniel Forster
Kirsten Ferguson,
The 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta Presented by Rolex, wrapped up yesterday, Sunday, June 16th in Newport, R.I. We take a look back at some of the action via this series of images, captured on the water by photographer Daniel Forster.... [more]
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Tall Ships to commemorate bicentennial of the War of 1812
Jim Fox, Special to QMI Agency,
The Tall Ships are preparing for a summer tradition on the Great Lakes. These majestic sailing vessels will sail to fifteen Ontario ports this summer to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Toronto's waterfront is the place to be as it will be the only port to host a full fleet of 16 ships as they travel throughout Ontario.... [more]
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Francis Joyon shatters North Atlantic record by more than 16 hours
Mer et Media,
In his quest to beat the North Atlantic record, Francis Joyon on board IDEC, has smashed Thomas Coville's 2008 record by 16 hours, 34 minutes and 30 seconds. Joyon completed his journey in a time of 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds.... [more]
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