America´s Cup, Big B for Hamilton Island and lots of local news

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 07 Jul 2013

America´s Cup, Big B for Hamilton Island and lots of local news

Our coverage of the America´s Cup is beginning to ramp up, the first race in the 2013 Louis Vuitton is this weekend. (1pm Sunday afternoon San Francisco time (Monday 6am AEST). We are experiencing large traffic increases and we had overload problems during the week when we sent out our latest AC newsletter, but with more servers coming online, we don't expect to see a repeat of that. In that process if you receive multiple copies of this newsletter, please forgive us.

03/07/2013 - San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Iain Murray press conference about safety  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©

Lots of news, photos and video again today. Claims and Counterclaims that often sound more like political spin. Regatta Director Iain Murray took the media to the point of exhaustion during the week with his detailed briefing to address issues raised in the protests filed by Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge head on.

Murray says claims that his 37 Safety Rules are changing the game one week before the regatta are baseless.

Rudder and elevator - Oracle Team USA - Media Tour July 3, 2013  John Navas

Of course that brought more reactions. What we are starting to see is much more technical detail. Today Tom Slingsby tells us about Rudder wings.

Looking forward to having you with us on the balance of the weekend and on Monday morning, but lets agree not to talk about the Rugby.

Rather than having to wander all over the internet to get the fullest coverage, just come to early on Monday morning where you will see every element of the first race, with expert commentary from Richard Gladwell and Bob Fisher, live coverage, lots of telemetry, lots of video and lots of pix.

2013 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week- Swiss billionaire, Ernesto Bertarelli, will be bringing the 96-metre superyacht, Vava II, to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August. He has chartered Wild Oats X to race at the regatta.   Trevor Burrows/Ocean

Coup for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. With dual America´s Cup winner Ernesto Bertarelli, chartering Wild Oats X and will have some of his America's Cup team, including Kiwi tactician, Brad Butterworth, sailing with him.

Optimists race into Action - 2013 QLD OAMPS Youth Week  Jaime-Lee Thomasson

Record entries for Australia's biggest Youth Championships - 2013 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week being sailed out of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. 240 yachts across 15 classes.

Have YOU entered Abell Point Airlie Beach Race Week Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week YET?

Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

Stena Match Cup Sweden - Bjorn Hansen, eWork victorious in Marstrand
Alpari World Match Racing Tour,
At Stena Match Cup Sweden, champagne flowed once more for Bjorn Hansen and his eWork Sailing Team, after another nail biting day on the water resulted in the local heroes winning the event for a second year in a row.... [more]
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52 Super Series Royal Cup - Quantum Racing victorious in Ibiza
52 Super Series,
In the 52 Super Series Royal Cup, Quantum Racing made it a second regatta win in a row when they crossed the last finish line today in second place, completing a 1,2 final day to run out regatta winners by seven clear points ahead of Tony Langley's Gladiator.... [more]
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Sydney City Marine Winter Series - Beautiful conditions for Race 8
Middle Harbour Yacht Club,
With only three weeks of racing remaining in the MHYC 2013 Sydney City Marine Winter Series, the day dawned with beautiful clear blue skies and a forecast breeze of 10 -15 knots from the West. Today's fleet of 20 entrants lined up in the glorious Winter sunshine under the watchful eye of Race Officer, Steve Tucker, and his dedicated team.... [more]
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Australia´s Price and Elks move up the 49erFX Europeans leader board
Craig Heydon,
The 2013 49er and 49erFX European Championships are reaching the business end of the events with crews jostling for positions in the medal races.... [more]
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America's Cup: Smiles break ice at Skippers Media Conference
Richard Gladwell,
Despite their much published differences, it was almost all sweetness and light between the four America's Cup skippers at the Media Conference to open the 2013 America's Cup Regatta. The full video replay is included in this story.... [more]
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Jeanne Socrates - almost almost almost a great record breaker
Nancy Knudsen,
Only 80 nm to go to become the oldest female sailor to circumnavigate the world, non-stop and unassisted - on her third try. Here's the first grainy photo of Jeanne Socrates, approaching Victoria on the west Canadian coastline.... [more]
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America's Cup: Press conference and parade images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Renowned photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for the 34th America's Cup press conference and parade to capture this gallery of images. Enjoy!... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Official boilover will only heighten protest tensions
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup COO, Stephen Barclay has all but assured that Italy's Luna Rossa will not take part in the opening race of the Louis Vuitton Cup, with a statement calling the Italian's position 'unprincipled'. In a statement on the website, Barclay decried the position advanced by Max Sirena, the Luna Rossa skipper.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Perfect conditions for the Semi-Finals +Video
Alpari World Match Racing Tour,
The Semi-Finals at Stena Match Cup Sweden were held in perfect conditions with 25 knot winds, big seas and blazing sunshine. There have been few days when match racing as a spectator sport has been shown off so well.... [more]
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Cruising boats from nine countries rally/race around Borneo
Borneo Times,
Even the organisers admit it's more a rally than a race, but they have modelled it after the Sydney to Hobart in that it sets off from a city(Miri) and goes to an island (Labuan), but that's as far as the comparison holds. Nevertheless, it is becoming an extremely popular event with short-handed cruising boats on long-range cruises.... [more]
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Fiji - a dream sail and getting better...
Tevita Vuibau/Sail-World Cruising,
Fiji is one of the 'must see' stops in the South Pacific, and the locals want it even more enticing. To find out what cruising sailors thought of Fiji, Tevita Vuibau has asked the cruising boats who pass by to tell their reactions. Here she tells of the joy of the seafarers, their discovery of Fiji, their worries and the negative perception of yachties to these magic isles.... [more]
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52 Super Series Royal Cup - Gladiator proves staying power in Ibiza
52 Super Series,
In the 52 Super Series Royal Cup Ibiza, Tony Langley and the crew of Gladiator proved their staying power as well as their skills today when they won the 33 miles coastal race, holding off regatta leaders Quantum Racing all the way round the long upwind- downwind passage which took the fleet up to the NE corner of Ibiza to the finish line off the entrance to the Ibiza town harbour.... [more]
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52 Super Series Royal Cup - Race 7 images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi Photography,
Photographer Max Ranchi was out on the water at the 52 Super Series Royal Cup in Ibiza to capture these images during race 7.... [more]
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America's Cup: Cayard claims Artemis excluded under rudder rules
Paul Cayard,
The 34th America's Cup is about to get under way in San Francisco. At Artemis Racing, we have had our heads down, working hard to finish a new boat and wing in order to get back out on the water and compete in this event that we have worked hard on for three years. In general, when you are as busy as we are, you don't have time to get involved in media and spin.... [more]
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Carry this sailing navigation super tool for safety!
John Jamieson,
In my mind, nothing beats simple and fast when it comes to plotting when cruising on a sailing boat. After all, you are short handed, on a heel, and want to spend minimum time in the cabin (if that's where you are plotting). Enter the tool I use and have used for over two decades. And it comes not from the marine world--but that of the aviation world.... [more]
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Update: Nina's new text message gives hope but search abandoned
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
Update: Search abandoned. The families of the six Americans and one British sailor thought lost on a vintage schooner trying to cross the Tasman Sea are adamant that they may still be alive, now that an undelivered text message has been revealed - that it was NOT sent on the day it was received, and reveals that the yacht was under bare poles but proceeding satisfactorily.... [more]
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Give thanks to coral the next time you fight off infection
ARC centre,
Give thanks to the Great Barrier Reef, the next time you successfully fight off a nasty infection. A dramatic discovery by an Australian team of scientists has revealed that the ability of humans to resist bacterial diseases may go as far back in our ancestry as corals.... [more]
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Rio 2016 Paralympic medal event and athlete quotas revealed
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed that the Rio 2016 Paralympics are set to feature more female athletes than ever before, whilst the overall progam will include 23 more medal events than at London 2012, with women and athletes with high support needs the main beneficiaries.... [more]
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RFBYC and SoPYC Time Trials - Test your skills against your peers
Royal Perth Yacht Club,
Time Trialling might just be for you, if you are looking for some fun to have out on the water in your boat? Test your skills against your peers? then this is it.... [more]
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49er Europeans championship- Challenging Day 3
Craig Heydon,
On day three of the 49er European Championships in Aarhus Denmark, Australian sailors Will Phillips and Rhys Mara have shot up the leader board.... [more]
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America's Cup: Images from the Opening Ceremony
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget provided this gallery of images from the America's Cup Opening Ceremony in San Francisco, on Independence Day, July 4.... [more]
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America's Cup: Opening ceremony pulls thousands of San Francisco fans
The 2013 America's Cup opened amid great fanfare and celebration today with the grand Opening Ceremony on the main stage at the America's Cup Pavilion. With the sailors of the four teams contesting the 2013 America's Cup—Oracle Team USA, Emirates Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa Challenge and Artemis Racing—standing behind her, Lucy M. Jewett, recently elected to the America's Cup Hall of Fame,... [more]
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2013 – on the move!
Event Media and Sail-World Asia,
This year the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta is ringing the changes in Langkawi. In order to offer competitors new and expanded inshore race courses, a modern, high standard marina for berthing and an exciting change of venue for the final prize giving and party, the RMSIR is moving to Telaga Harbour for the final regatta destination.... [more]
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Nina's new text message gives hope that crew are alive
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
The families of the six Americans and one British sailor thought lost on a vintage schooner trying to cross the Tasman Sea are adamant that they may still be alive, now that an undelivered text message has been revealed - that it was NOT sent on the day it was received, and reveals that the yacht was under bare poles but proceeding satisfactorily.... [more]
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Missing text message reveals ripped storm sails in Nina search
Rosemary Neilson, Maritime NZ,
On 29 June it became known that the last transmission (a text message), on 4 June, had not been delivered to its intended recipient by the Iridium system. RCCNZ, working with the United States State Department, sought the release of the undelivered text message contents, which RCCNZ received on 3 July.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Further upset in Quarter-Final rounds
World Match Racing Tour,
Stena Match Cup Sweden - With Taylor Canfield and Alpari World Match Racing Tour leader Mathieu Richard failing to make the grade at the end of Qualifying, there was further upset today in the Quarter-Final rounds.... [more]
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America's Cup: Final Practice Session on the Bay - Am-Cam Video
John Navas,
John Navas was back in familiar territory alongside San Francisco Bay, yesterday, as the teams went through final practice sessions ahead of the start of the America's Cup Regatta, which starts next week with the first race in the Louis Vuitton Cup.... [more]
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49er and 49erFX Europeans 2013 - Tension mounts on Day 3 + Video
Michalis Pateniotis,
The tension mounted here in Aarhus, Denmark for race day 3 of the SAP 49er and 49erFX Europeans, as the men's 49er fleet started the first day of the Fleet Race stage where they are seeded into gold, silver and bronze, and the women's 49erfx fleet wrapped up their qualification stage.... [more]
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52 Super Series Ibiza - Stars and Stripes fly with pride
52 Super Series,
On Day 3 of the 52 Super Series in Ibiza the Stars and Stripes were flown with pride in the 52 fleet on American Independence Day, July 4th, but it was Quantum Racing who were the stars of Day 3 as the American flagged team rolled out two wins and a fourth place to take the overall event lead by two points ahead of Italy's Azzurra... [more]
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