Welcome to Sail-World.Com's USA newsletter for 5 July 2009.
Following on from our lead story, last issue, we have the first images and analysis of the new Alinghi 5, which is expected to be the Defender of the 33rd America's Cup Match. The yacht was unveiled to a select group of media in Villeneuve, Switzerland yesterday.
As predicted earlier by Sail-World, Alinghi have decided to respond with a lightweight catamaran, reliant on tuned hull rigging to balance and distribute hull and rig loads.
The Transpac is well underway with just Divisions 1 and 2 left to start, in this issue we have more reports, profiles and previews from Lynn Fitzpatrick.
The 18ft skiffs have concluded their inaugural series for the Mark Foy Trophy in Carnac France. Late entry, USA's Howie finished third overall in the event - a great effort. We have full reports and plenty of image galleries in this issue.
In Denmark, the US Finn squad have assembled ahead of the 2009 Finn Gold Cup. Four of the eight US sailors have been campaigning solidly in Europe this year and their performance in this, the world championship of the Finn class, will be watched with great interest
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Alinghi catamaran unveiled in Villeneuve Daphne Morgan-Barnicoat, Alinghi Media, Alinghi, the Defender of the 33rd America's Cup, unveiled its 90ft catamaran this weekend in Villeneuve, Switzerland. This multihull represents a culmination of Swiss multihull heritage and is the first step in Alinghi's development process towards the 33rd America's Cup in February 2010. The boat will be launched by helicopter next week on Lake Geneva before the process of ‘debugging' begins and... [more] Onsend this story
Mark Foy Trophy images - spectacular 18 foot skiff sailing Franck Gicquiaud images, Skiff sailing is certainly spectacular and the Mark Foy trophy for 18ft skiffs, has just concluded in Carnac, France. Many thanks to photographer Franck Gicquiaud - www.littoral-ouest-photos.com for these images from the event.... [more] Onsend this story
Pegasus 50 ready for Transpac doublehanded record attempt Lynn Fitzpatrick, Pegasus 50 is docked bow to stern with Alfa Romeo. Both are a marvel to look at and both are eyeing Transpac records. Philippe Kahn and Mark Christensen are out to set the Transpac doublehanded record of 10:4:4:49 by Howard Gordon and Jay Crum in 2001 with Etranger.... [more] Onsend this story
Barger speaks at Celebrate Sailing Dinner Talbot Wilson, Ben Barger, USA Olympic RS:X board sailor and six-time US National Champion, was on hand today to give the young sailors personal insights on international and Olympic competition.... [more] Onsend this story
Capsize sequence and more images from Mark Foy Trophy series Ingrid Abery images, More images from the Mary Foy Trophy series in France, supplied by Ingrid Abery - www.ingrid abery.com Take a look at the capsize sequence.... [more] Onsend this story
USA's Finn Gold Cup fleet assembles in Denmark Event Media/Sail-World.com, Leading international Finn sailors including a strong US squad have been gathering in Copenhagen, Denmark, over the last few days ready for next week's 2009 Finn Gold Cup. The world championship for the heavyweight men's Olympic singlehanded dinghy runs from 3-11 July, out of Vallensbæk Sailing Club, some 17km southwest of the centre of the Danish capital.... [more] Onsend this story
Book Extract: Leadership lessons from a great New Zealander Mark Orams, In this extract from 'Blake: Leader', author Mark Orams describes how he joined the crew of Steinlager II: ‘My name is Mark Orams. It's my dream to sail in the Whitbread and I would very much like to talk to Peter Blake about how I might make that happen. Much to my surprise the receptionist said, ‘One moment please', and click, the phone went through and a voice said, ‘Peter Blake here.'... [more] Onsend this story
Gladwell's Line: Alinghi let their Cat out of the bag Richard Gladwell, Alinghi hosted a group of media over their America's Cup defender, overnight (NZT). Sail-World was not one of those invited, again, and we are reliant on images and information from others. 'The twin hulls of the catamaran are nearly 90-foot apart when measured from outside edge to outside edge. But it has a huge, central carbon fibre impaler projecting forward... [more] Onsend this story
Ingrid Abery images from the Mark Foy Trophy Final Day Sail-world.com, Ingrid Abery images from the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy series. Robert Greenhalgh, Dan Johnson and Phil Harmer (GBR) sailed their 18 footer Benny to victory on Quiberon Bay.... [more] Onsend this story
PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Heat turned up on the leaders PWA media, Estredo and Offringa take the top honors, while Thode and Nagoshi turn up the heat. The men's final went down to the wire in Lanzarote today, as Kiri Thode proved himself as the most dangerous challenger in Estredo's freestyle kingdom. The women's competition witnessed some stunning performances once again, as the conditions allowed the fleet to show off their dazzling skills.... [more] Onsend this story
iShares Cup leaderboard reshuffle after prang and redress to Peyron iShares Cup media, Round 2 of the iShares Cup Hyères-TPM and it was a spectacular finish to the second day - racing downwind under the massive gennaker in a big breeze is a precarious proposition - the bows dig in putting the 40-ft catamaran as risk of a pitch-pole. Today all the teams kept their Extreme 40s upright - if the breeze had been any stronger that might not have been the case...... [more] Onsend this story
Mark Foy Trophy 18 footers Carnac - Britain, Australia, USA top three Sail-World.com, Britain's Robert Greenhalgh, Dan Johnson and Phil Harmer, sailed their 18 footer Benny to victory on Quiberon Bay today on the final day of the inaugural Mark Foy series. A second placing in race 9 and a win in race 10, meant they did not need to finish the final and 11th race in the series to win the Trophy.... [more] Onsend this story
Spithill takes Womens title at Match Cup Sweden WMRT Media, Marstrand, Sweden, Day 5 of Match Cup Sweden was ladies day with the Women's semi's and finals scheduled. The fantastic weather continued today with a 10-12 knot sea breeze from the west north west which enabled a course to be laid right in the middle of Marstrand fijord in front of the VIP pavilion and the masses of spectators who swarmed all over the rocks. Katie Spithill emerged victorious after a five match... [more] Onsend this story
Images of the B&G Simrad Shorthanded Triple Series Richard Gladwell, Images from the start of today's B&G Simrad Shorthanded Triple Series.... [more] Onsend this story
Navigators, Honey and Girls Lynn Fitzpatrick, History surrounds the Transpacific Yacht Race and everywhere you turn at Transpac Pier at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, you run into living legends. Stan Honey, who has navigated his way to 12 Transpac wins, imparted a lot of Transpac and navigational tips to Branning, Van Os and the rest of the Morning Light crew during their preparations for the 2007 Transpac.... [more] Onsend this story
Mauritius to Durban yacht race set for 2010 Richard Crockett, However this is about to change as the two senior Durban yacht clubs, the Point Yacht Club and the Royal Natal Yacht Club, have joined forces to re- establish the tough Mauritius to Durban yacht race on a regular basis.... [more] Onsend this story
The Greatest Yacht Race on The Lakes Just Gets Greater! Canadian Yachting, July 18th, 2009 is the start date for the 20th running of the Lake Ontario 300 (LO300). This race has grown to become one of the premier yachting events on the Great Lakes. Open to fully crewed, double handed and for the first time, single handed yachts; the Lake Ontario 300 is the longest annually held fresh water sailing race in the world.... [more] Onsend this story
Charisma leads the Transpac charge across the Pacific Lynn Fitzpatrick, The July 3rd Daily Standings as of 0600 PDT for Transpac 09 have the Spanish crew aboard Charisma leading the charge to Hawaii. Lynx, the heavy tall ship, has only chipped about 220 miles off of the vast 2,225-nautical mile journey. They may be plodding along, but the Lynx crew is enjoying themselves.... [more] Onsend this story
Interview with MedCup Circuit Technical Director Nacho Postigo MedCup media, Long time MedCup Circuit Technical Director Nacho Postigo (ESP) has had time to look back at what has been learned from the City of Alicante Trophy event and, more recently, the Marseille Trophy in France. 'All in all I am very pleased to see what we are seeing.' - Nacho Postigo (ESP).... [more] Onsend this story
Gilmour into semi finals at Match Cup Sweden WMRT media, Quarter final day at Match Cup Sweden, stage 5 of the 2009 World Match Racing Tour brought an early westerly breeze that built throughout the competition. An on-form Torvar Mirsky (AUS) took on a resurgent Sebastien Col (FRA). Local hero Magnus Holmberg (FRA) was paired with Damien Iehl (FRA). The all French duel wasbetween Mathieu Richard (FRA) and Philippe Presti (FRA). Gilmour (AUS) went up... [more] Onsend this story
Oman Sail team dominate Day 1 at the iShares Cup Hyères iShares Media, Coming into Round 2 of the iShares Cup, one could be forgiven for expecting the French teams to excel on their 'home' waters but the pre-event form hasn't gone quite as planned. But today it was Oman Sail's Masirah that stole the thunder on the open waters of Hyères, posting four bullets out of six races leaving them at the top of the Day 1 leaderboard with 55 points.... [more] Onsend this story
Women's European Laser Radial Championship Preview Event media, More than a hundred sailors are converging on Copenhagen to contest the Women's European Laser Radial Championship. Due to take place from 8 to 16 July, the women Olympic hopefuls will be competing out of Skovshoved Yacht Club in Charlottenlund on the northern outskirts of the Danish capital city.... [more] Onsend this story
A day for the French Teams at Match Cup Sweden WMRT media, Quarter final day at Match Cup Sweden, stage 5 of the 2009 World Match Racing Tour brought an early westerly breeze that built throughout the competition. An on-form Torvar Mirsky (AUS) took on a resurgent Sebastien Col (FRA). Local hero Magnus Holmberg (FRA) was paired with Damien Iehl (FRA). The all French duel wasbetween Mathieu Richard (FRA) and Philippe Presti (FRA). Gilmour (AUS) went up... [more] Onsend this story
18 footers Mark Foy Trophy - USA rising but Brits hold lead Sail-World.com, Three races today for international fleet of 18 footers competing for the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy, out of the Carnac Yacht Club on Quiberon Bay in France. Britain's Rob Greenhalgh continued in style with a first up win in race 7 ahead of a fellow Brit, Mason Woodworth's Investec team, in third place was John Winning Jnr's Appliance (AUS)... [more] Onsend this story
Laser builder appointed to the Order of Canada Sail-World and Paul Henderson, Ian Bruce (Montreal) builder and co-designer of the International Laser class, was awarded the Order of Canada on Canada Day, 1st July. Bruce was one of 60 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Former President of ISAF, Paul Henderson described the award as a 'great honour for Ian and his beloved sport of Sailing.... [more] Onsend this story
More divisions start their Transpac race Lynn Fitzpatrick, Divisions 3, 4 and 5 started their Transpac race. Tachyon III, Kanzunori Komatu's Santa Cruz 52, with members of the Japanese Olympic Sailing Team on board, led the parade out of the basin. The 19-boat fleet of 45 to 60-foorters rushed the starting line. They were amped up with anticipation and testosterone and shot out of the blocks on their way to Ala Wai and Transpac Row.... [more] Onsend this story
US Youth World Team travels to Youth World Championship in Brazil Marlieke Eaton, US Sailing's Youth World Team (YWT), ten athletes on the Team are packing their bags and heading to Buzios, Brazil, to represent the USA at the Volvo Youth Sailing International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Championship (the 'Youth Worlds').... [more] Onsend this story
PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Day 3 PWA Media, PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup - Day 3. The defending champions were forced to sail with inspiration as freestyle is pushed to a new level here in Lanzarote. Upsets in the men's second single elimination have ignited a race for the event crown, and stand out performances by the women have shifted key contenders.... [more] Onsend this story
More images from the 18ft skiffs Mark Foy Trophy - Carnac Ingrid Abery images, More Ingrid Abery action images from the Mark Foy Trophy for 18ft skiffs in Carnac, France. www.ingridaberyimages.com... [more] Onsend this story
Last two Quarter Finalists decided at Match Cup Sweden WMRT media, Fantastic racing conditions allowed the organizers of Match Cup Sweden, Stage 5 of the World Match Racing Tour, to complete the repechage round. Johnie Berntsson was on fire winning all three matches including a nail biter against Adam Minoprio.... [more] Onsend this story
Alinghi's America's Cup Defender reported to be 'spider-like' Richard Gladwell, Sail-World has been advised by normally reliable and knowledgeable persons who have seen Alinghi's new America's Cup Defender, and who have been briefed to a degree by Alinghi personnel. They report that the the new Alinghi multihull is, as expected a scaled up 'LeBlack' concept catamaran. ('LeBlack' being a 41ft multihull owned by Ernesto Bertarelli).... [more] Onsend this story
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