Please select your home edition
Edition
RS Sailing 2021 - LEADERBOARD

AC37 Protocol published, TJV update, Skiff/Nacra Worlds - Sail-World.com USA newsletter

23/11/2021


AC37 Protocol published, TJV update, Skiff/Nacra Worlds

Zhik 2021 Black Friday LEADERBOARD

North Sails 2021 Innovation - LEADERBOARD

Jibs are now self tacking. All teams will be working to optimise the endplate between hull and rig - Emirates Team NZ - Waitemata Harbour - America's Cup 36 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com / nz


Dear Recipient Name

Given the "time soup" that the world seems to have collectively entered since the start of the pandemic, you are more than forgiven if the 36th America's Cup (March 10-21, 2021) seems like an eternity ago. That said, the wheels of motion never cease in the hyper-competitive AC world. On November 17, 2021, the Defender (the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand) and the Challenger of Record (the Royal Yacht Squadron Ltd and INEOS Britannia) published the Protocol and class rule that will govern the 37th America's Cup (2024). While the world will not learn the location or the approximate dates for AC37 until March 31, 2022, the Protocol and class rule reveal a lot of the thinking that's going on behind the scenes.

AC75 yachts will again be used to contest AC37, however their crew sizes have shrunk from 11 sailors to eight, the Code 0s are gone, and the boats will be roughly one ton lighter, allowing them to foil in lesser airs than we saw in 2021 on the waters off of Auckland, New Zealand; there will also be more One Design elements involved. Each team will be able to choose between grinders or cyclors (think AC35 in Bermuda in 2017—which do you think they will choose?), and—with an eye towards reigning in costs—each team will only be permitted to build one new-generation AC75, and they can expect limitations to the number of foil packages that they can build.

 
Cyclops 2020 - Dec2020 - MPU   Marskeel 2019 600x500
 

Prototype hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat for the 37th America's Cup - photo © Emirates Team New Zealand
Prototype hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat for the 37th America's Cup - photo © Emirates Team New Zealand

Additionally, there will be limitations to how much on-the-water time each team can log aboard an AC75 in 2022, and each team must field a crew that fulfills the Crew Nationality Rule (however the Protocol provides sufficient loopholes for the latter [read: time in country or a valid passport, rather than citizenship]).

Additional changes include the creation of a shared recon team, the America's Cup Youth events, and the America's Cup Women's Regatta. Lastly, each team will be required to build two hydrogen-powered foiling chase boats in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.

 
Aquaventures 2021 Nov - SeaAngel - MPU   Vaikobi 2021 Black Friday - MPU
 

Grant Dalton - photo © McConaghy Boats
Grant Dalton - photo © McConaghy Boats

"A significant proportion of teams carbon footprints is in their on-water operations, through their long days of testing, development and training," said Grant Dalton, ETNZ's boss, in an official press release, about the creation of the fleet of hydrogen-powered craft. "So, for the past year we have been researching, designing and are now building a prototype hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat which will have a dramatic effect on the reduction of the team's carbon footprints, as well as pushing the development of hydrogen in the marine sector."

Both the relaunched America's Cup Youth events and the brand-new America's Cup Women's Regatta will be contested aboard the newly announced AC40 class of foiling monohulls, which will begin their lives as development platforms for AC75s before being converted into a One Design platform for use in these other events.

 
Allen 2021 More Grip Less Slip MPU   North Sails 2021 Innovation - MPU
 

The multipurpose One Design AC40 class will be used for testing, component development and Match Race training ahead of the 37th America's Cup - photo © 37th America's Cup
The multipurpose One Design AC40 class will be used for testing, component development and Match Race training ahead of the 37th America's Cup - photo © 37th America's Cup

Cloak-and-dagger work has long been part of AC culture, and it's common for each syndicate to employ spies who are responsible for reporting on the status, speeds, and performance attributes of other teams. For AC37, this will go mainstream: spy-team observations will be made public via media channels, giving fans an inside scoop. (N.B., while this sounds like a good idea, it will be very interesting to see how this slice of the Protocol actually plays out.)

Other interesting aspects include three pre-Cup regattas, two of which will be raced aboard AC40s (the final of which will e contested aboard AC75s at the site of the next Cup), a three-person arbitration panel, independent race management, and shared starting-line software.

 
Zhik 2021 Black Friday MPU   Colligo 2021 MPU
 

Great Britain SailGP Team CEO Ben Ainslie - photo © Javier Salinas for SailGP
Great Britain SailGP Team CEO Ben Ainslie - photo © Javier Salinas for SailGP

"As Challenger of Record, INEOS Britannia has sought with the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, to make the next America's Cup less expensive and more inclusive," said Ben Ainslie, INEOS Britannia's CEO and team principal, in an official communication. "The Protocol this time around will see reduced team operating costs without compromising any of the technical development which the Cup is so famous for. There is an opportunity for change, so for AC37 we will see the first Women's America's Cup Regatta and we also welcome back the Youth America's Cup."

Time will tell as to if these cost-savings measures actually save money, if the America's Cup Youth events and the America's Cup Women's Regatta help move the needle on inclusivity, and if the public-facing marital bliss between the Defender and the Challenger can last to the start of AC37.

Meanwhile, offshore action continues to brim in the 15th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre, which began off of Sainte-Adresse, France, on November 7, and which involves Ultim and Ocean Fifty trimarans and IMOCA 60 and Class 40 monohulls.

 
Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - MPU   RS Sailing 2021 - MPU
 

Class 40s in the Transat Jacques Vabre - photo © Christophe Breschi / Crédit Mutuel
Class 40s in the Transat Jacques Vabre - photo © Christophe Breschi / Crédit Mutuel

As of this writing, Antoine Carpentier (FRA) and Pablo Santurde Del Arco (ESP), ailing aboard Redman, are leading the chase in the Class 40s, followed by Jonas Gerckens (GER) and Benoit Hantzperg (FRA), sailing aboard Volvo, and Ian Lipinski (FRA) and Julien Pulvé (FRA), sailing aboard Credit Mutuel.

Thomas Ruyant (FRA) and Morgan Lagraviere (FRA) lead the hunt in the IMOCA 60 class aboard Linkedout, followed by Charlie Dalin (FRA) and Paul Meilhat (FRA) sailing aboard Apivia and Jeremie Beyou (FRA) and Christopher Prat (FRA) sailing aboard Charel.

 
Barton Marine 2019 600x500   Henr-Lloyd 2021 For the love of foul weather MPU
 

French skippers Thomas Ruyant sailing on the IMOCA LinkedOut - photo © Pierre Bouras / TR Racing
French skippers Thomas Ruyant sailing on the IMOCA LinkedOut - photo © Pierre Bouras / TR Racing

Competition has been stiff in the Ocean Fifty class, where Sebastian Rogues (FRA) and Matthieu Souben (FRA), sailing aboard Primonial, are in the pole position, followed by Erwan Le Roux (FRA) and Xavier Macaire (FRA), sailing aboard Koesio, and Sam Goodchild (GBR) and Aymeric Chappellier (FRA), sailing aboard Leyton.

And in the mighty Ultim class, Franck Cammas (FRA) and Charles Caudrelier (FRA), sailing aboard Maxi Edmond de Rothschild are driving the charge. They are being pursued by Armel Le Cleac'h (FRA) and Kevin Escoffier (FRA) aboard Banque Populaire XI and Francois Gabart (FRA) and Tom Laperche (FRA) aboard the brand-new SVR-Lazartigue.

 
Selden 2020 - Carbon Masts - MPU   Lennon Thermalite 300x250 1
 

Trimaran SVR Lazartigue during the Transat Jacques Vabre - photo © G.Gatefait_MerConcept
Trimaran SVR Lazartigue during the Transat Jacques Vabre - photo © G.Gatefait_MerConcept

Stay tuned to the website for updates as the multi-hull classes are expected to start finishing in the next day or so.

Finally, for fans of North American Olympic class sailing, some long-awaited good news: Americans Ian Barrows and Hans Henken tied for third place (the tiebreaker put them in fourth place) at the Skiff/Nacra Worlds, which recently took place in Oman. Fellow Americans Andrew Mollerus and Ian MacDiarmid earned a sixth-place result.

 
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW MPU   Vakaros 2021 - MPU
 

Ian Barrows (St. Thomas, USVI) and Hans Henken (Coronado, Calif.) rounding the leeward gate - 2021 49er, 49erFx and Nacra17 World Championships - photo © Sailing Energy / Pedro Martinez
Ian Barrows (St. Thomas, USVI) and Hans Henken (Coronado, Calif.) rounding the leeward gate - 2021 49er, 49erFx and Nacra17 World Championships - photo © Sailing Energy / Pedro Martinez

"This was our first Worlds as a team, so our goal was to finish tenth in the fleet races and get a shot at the medal race," said Henken in an official team release. "Heading into the medal race with at least a top-10 finish locked in gave us a sense of freedom to sail and lay it all out on the water. We executed, we had fun, and we walked away with a 4th place finish. We're proud of what we accomplished as a team and are just really stoked."

Meanwhile, Canadians Georgia Lewin-LaFrance and Antonia Lewin-LaFrance claimed a sixth-place finish at the 49erFX Worlds. This represents Canada's best-ever performance at the 49erFX Worlds.

 
J Composites 2020 - MPU   Hyde Sails 2017 March 300x250
 

Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance - 2021 49er FX World Championships - photo © Sailing Energy / Pedro Martinez
Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance - 2021 49er FX World Championships - photo © Sailing Energy / Pedro Martinez

"2021 has been busy. It feels great to finish our last regatta of the year on this note," said Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance in an official release. "Oman hosted a phenomenal event. It's a beautiful place to sail, and the wind kept everyone on their toes. It's a pleasure to race against the best of the fleet. Thank you everyone for getting us here, and thank you Oman Sail for your hospitality!"

While there's still much work to be done in these classes (and all other classes) before the Star-Spangled Banner or O Canada will be played at an Olympic medal ceremony, these results are certainly a step in the right direction.

May the four winds blow you safely home.

David Schmidt
Sail-World.com North American Editor

 
Sea Sure 2021 - RED - MPU   Mackay 250
 


Short-Handed Bermuda return offers safer, fun alternative to delivery after Newport Bermuda Race
What goes down must come up. And the boats that race to the Onion Patch next June in the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race—the vast majority of them, at least—must make their way back home to the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

GWA Wingfoil World Cup Fortaleza at Superfoil Brazil - Wrap-up and World Title scenarios
As we wrap up the event, we take a look at the current rankings and possible World Title scenarios, taking into consideration that we still have one final event left to close the season - The Tarifa Wing Pro from the 27th to the 30th of December 2021.

GKA crowns the 2021 Hydrofoil Freestyle World Champions
Fortaleza, Brazil has been the ideal location for this second edition of the GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle World Championship 2021. On Sunday afternoon, our event winners, and our new World Champions, were crowned in front of the Fortaleza crowds.

 
Race Yachts 2021 600x500 v3   Coast Guard Foundation MPU 2
 
Transat Jacques Vabre Day 17 update: Primonial takes line honours and Ocean Fifty title
Primonial has taken line honours and the Ocean Fifty multihull title in the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre race. French pair Sébastien Rogues and Matthieu Souben crossed the line in Martinique ahead of Koesio in second.

Zhik Black Friday has landed - 30% off!
Sitewide sale* ends December 2nd.

Australian 18ft TV gets upgrade with new boat set up for livestreaming
Australian 18ft Skiff fans may have noticed the live coverage has gone up several levels this season, and is becoming a must-see event each Sunday afternoon, if you want to catch the live racing.

 
Doyle Sails 2020 - Built for Adventure 300x250   Hella Dual Colour Floodlights - 300x250px - 001 gif
 
America's Cup: RNZYS Commodore clarifies situation around Special General Meeting issues
Aaron Young, Commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has issued a statement "to clarify the situation in respect to a member petition for an SGM". The statement text was the basis of an earlier report in Sail-World.

One Ton Cup video emerges from 1974 OTC sailed off Torquay
An 8mm video of the 1974 One Ton Cup, sailed off Torquay, has emerged in Ireland, discovered by well known Irish sailmaker Jonny McWilliam and has been digitised by his son Jamie.

Interview with PowerUP Energy Technologies CEO and founder Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg at METSTRADE 2021
Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, talks to Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg, CEO and founder of PowerUP Energy Technologies, at METSTRADE 2021 to find out more about their fuel cell generators which use pure hydrogen gas as fuel.

 
Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 300x250px3   Predictwind - Iridium 250
 
Transat Jacques Vabre: A home straight brimming with suspense for Trimaran SVR-Lazartigue
With less than two days to the finish of the Transat Jacques Vabre, in Fort-de-France, Martinique, the Trimaran SVR-Lazartigue helmed by François Gabart and Tom Laperche, currently in third place, is nicely settled on the podium in the Ultime Class.

IRC 2022 Rule text published
Following the international IRC annual Congress meeting in October the 2022 IRC rule text is now published online.

Class40s in the Transat Jacques Vabre Day 16 - At the whim of the trade winds
A complex situation lies on the Atlantic and in front of the pack of Class 40s who have excitedly begun their great ocean crossing.

 
SOUTHERNSPARS_MAST-&-BOOMS_52-SS_300X250   C-Tech 2021 (Spars-QFX Racer) 300x250
 
New Oyster 495 benefits from Seldén Mast's new push button sailing technology
When the first Oyster 495 hits the water in early 2022, it'll be sporting a Seldén carbon furling mast with new push button sailing technology developed specifically for this new model, the likes of which has not been seen to date on a sub 50ft yacht.

USA wraps Skiff / Nacra Worlds with best 49er results in decades
The final fleet and medal race delivered what sailing fans live for; strategy, execution, and nail-biting finishes.

San Francisco/Annapolis YC repeats at J/70 U.S. Youth National Championship
Eight teams vied for the fourth annual J/70 U.S. Youth National Championship, hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club in St. Petersburg, FL from November 19-21.

 
Armstrong-FG-3 300x250   KZRaceFurlers
 
44Cup Calero Marinas Lanzarote - Overall
Over four of the most difficult days of racing in 44Cup history, an impressive seven races were still held at the 44Cup Calero Marinas Lanzarote frequently in 5-6 knots wind, conditions, frankly

M32 World Championships at Miami - Overall
The M32 World Championships came to an exciting close on Sunday. Eleven teams came from all over the world for 18 races in conditions ranging from 6 to 22 knots on the warm waters of Miami, Florida.

America's Cup: RNZYS Committee calls for reality check on NZ based AC37 Match
Two motions will be put to the Special General Meeting at Royal NZ Yacht Squadron, whose General Committee, have made the blunt statement "There needs to be a reality check in respect to a New Zealand based AC37 Match...."

 
Road to Gold - Russell Coutts MPU   SW Newsletter Sign-Up
 
Iron Topsail
Often it's simply just, The Smelly. Yes. The humble auxiliary... Without it we'd be lost, and yet it can be treated with such disdain. One question could well be, for how much longer?

2021 Nacra 17, 49erFX and 49er World Championships in Mussanah - Overall
The 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships, organised by Oman Sail, concluded with a double for the Dutch, and with Brits defending title.

11th Hour Racing Team: Week two into the Transat Jacques Vabre
Fifteen days into the Transat Jacques Vabre and it was a cruel start to the morning for the embattled duo of Charlie Enright and Pascal Bidégorry, as they rounded the turning mark at Fernando de Noronha.

GWA Wingfoil World Cup Fortaleza at Superfoil Brazil - Overall
Day 5 at Superfoil Brazil was all about the full-speed racing action. Fortaleza continued to dish out some perfect racing conditions today with 18- 20 knots of wind and perfect sunny skies, the stage was set for a long day of racing.

18ft Skiff NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour - Race 1
The Noakesailing team of Sean Langman, Ed Powys and Josh Porebski had to battle hard against some strong challenges before taking out Race i of the 2021-22 NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on a bleak Sydney Harbour today.

2021 ILCA Masters World Championships in Barcelona - Overall
Two races were completed on the final day for all the ILCA 7 divisions and the ILCA 6 Masters and Grand Masters, while the one remaining race was completed for the other ILCA 6 divisions.

Your first look at a Henri-Lloyd Christmas
From our best-selling X-Plorer Jacket to our Organic Essentials, we have something for everyone this Christmas season, including you. From stocking fillers to generous gifts, explore now to find the perfect gift for new adventures.

J/44 Kenai wins class in Miami Nassau Cup Race
The 2021-22 SORC Islands in the Stream Series, which provides five events from November through March along the east coast of southern Florida, got under way with the 2021 Nassau Cup Ocean Race on November 11th.

The Ocean Race is in the Race to Zero
The Ocean Race is joining hundreds of leading sports organisations across the world in making bold commitments to drastically reduce its impact on the environment.

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille adds the Caribbean Maxi Challenge
It's a first! After the Mediterranean, The International Maxi Association (IMA) has launched a new Caribbean circuit: The Caribbean Maxi Challenge.

Clipper Race to restart in 2022 as it receives Special Event Permit from the Philippines
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced it will be resuming its 2019-20 edition in March next year after receiving a Special Event Permit from the Philippines.

American Magic continues design work following Protocol and Class Rule release
American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup [AC36] and a prospective Challenger for the 37th, was pleased to receive the AC37 Protocol and updated AC75 Class Rule

Prepping for a first-time Bermuda Race
Time has passed since the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race, and despite the challenges of the pandemic, 160 boat captains have already committed to race in 2022—prepping their boats, forming teams, and racing locally if not farther afield.

Globe 5.80 Transat leg 2 start - Heading west or going south?
A group of four Spanish boat builders planned a trip to Lanzarote to surprise the Globe 5.80 Transat entrants before their Atlantic crossing, only to find out the start was moved forward before their landing time.

Another Leading Electronics Brand Integrates with Cyclops Load Sensors
With its announcement of LightHouse Hvar 3.16, Raymarine has joined the list of display systems compatible with Cyclops Marine's innovative load sensors, meaning that every major brand of displays can now be used.

Recognize sailors in your community for on the water excellence in 2021
Every major sport has their own iconic award to recognize and celebrate excellence.

America's Cup: Dalton, Ainslie and Bernasconi on the new AC75 Class Rule
The third generation of the AC75 foiling monohull will be less complex, lighter, with a little less righting moment, and will foil earlier, than those seen in Auckland in AC36 and the Prada Cup. And the bikes might be back.

High Load Thimbles from Allen - Why, When, Where?
Also known as low friction rings these handy bits of hardware are used across many different areas of a sailboat. But they're nothing new. In fact the high load thimble has been around for some time, just in slightly different forms.

America's Cup: RNZYS confirms Special General Meeting will be held over Home Venue
Royal New Zealand Yacht has confirmed receipt of a request to hold a Special General Meeting to consider amending the club rules requiring "…that the America's Cup shall always be defended in the waters adjacent to the City of Auckland"

Voting open for World Sailing Awards 2021
The World Sailing Awards 2021 - celebrating the outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions to sailing - is now open for online voting!

Henri-Lloyd are turning Black Friday Blue
Henri-Lloyd aren't participating in traditional 'Black Friday' discounting that encourages over consumption and increases the strain on our planet.

METSTRADE 2021: SHOCK-WBV and Omega - we speak to Daniel Henderson
Mark Jardine chats to Sea Sure's Daniel Henderson about the SHOCK-WBV and Omega shock mitigation units, with a slow-motion demonstration of Omega.

Planet Sail: Blue print for the next America's Cup - Matt Sheahan reports
Matt Sheahan finds out what big guns Grant Dalton, Sir Ben Ainslie and others have to say about the future of the Cup and considers what lies ahead on the tricky path to the next America's Cup.

Zhik's new adult and junior Drysuit is for more than just dinghy sailing
Zhik's new versatile Drysuit has been optimised for competitive sailing across all disciplines. Using technologies and design elements from ocean racing and athletic inshore sailing, this front zip Drysuit is lightweight, streamlined and highly durable.

New at METSTRADE 2021 - Barton Marine's SkyDock
Looking to safely store a dinghy or other items high in your garage loft? Barton Marine may have the answer with SkyDock! Mark Jardine speaks to Christian Brewer to find out more...

First look at METSTRADE 2021: Scanstrut Flip Pro and Nest
Mark Jardine chats with Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, about two of their new products, Flip Pro and Nest, bringing new levels of power and convenience to charging your phone and other devices on your boat.

Beyond sailing - How the Transat Jacques Vabre is building on an environmental legacy
The four different boat classes are now heading across the Atlantic. Meanwhile, back in the French home of the race in Le Havre, after dismantling the race village, organisers are compiling a report on its environmental impact.

Official announcement of the Protocol and Class Rule of the 37th America's Cup
The Protocol of the 37th America's Cup was released today by the Defender, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger of Record - Royal Yacht Squadron Ltd and their representative team INEOS Britannia.

Selden 2020 - FOOTER

Vaikobi 2021 Black Friday - FOOTER

This email was sent to the.recipients@email.address by YY Online Services Ltd.
Towngate House, 2-8 Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2PW
Registered in England No. 7895890

Our records show that you signed up to receive news from us on 1 January 2000

Please do not reply to this message as this address cannot receive replies.

You can unsubscribe at any time or email us here if you encounter any difficulties
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERCyclops 2022 May FOOTERHyde Sails 2021 - Basic FOOTER