Plenty to smile about as George Szabo & Rick Peters (USA) win the 2009 Star Worlds Fried Elliott
Welcome Sail-World.Com's USA's newsletter for 9 August 2009
USA has won the the 2009 World Championship in the prestigious Star class in Sweden. two West Coast sailors, George Szabo and Rick Peters staged a come back from the dead to ease past former World Star Champion, Hamish Pepper (NZL) to take the title on the final day, after the Kiwis finished in 25th place.
We have reports in this issue on how the regatta on folded in its final days.
On the keelboat scene, Neville Crichton's new 70ft Alfa Romeo has cleaned up in the Copa de Rey regatta in Palma, Spain. We are featuring several image galleries of thei spectacular event.
At Cascade Locks, the foiling Moth fleet are preparing for the upcoming World Championships. A quick scan of the fleet reveals some famailr new names as the regatta has atracted its fair share of class-hoppers, including nathan Outeridge (AUS) and US sailors, Brad Funk, Charlie McKee and Kevin Hall amongst others.
Alfa Romeo racing on Day 5 of the 28th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre MCC McCamp
On Friday, Alinghi 5 made an incredible journey across the Swiss Alps to Genova, Italy, slung under a helipcopter. It's a first for the America's Cup, and a sight that will probably never be seen again in the America's Cup.
You can read the sadness in our correspondent's report as the Swiss said farewell to their yacht, seeing her depart on the next stage of her campaign. We're featuring JPJ's images in this edition, plus two galleries of spectacular shots from Carlo Borlenghi - and there's the usual high quality Alinghi5 video.
Following the America's Cup venue announcement we have photos from on the ground at Ras al'Khaimah. While many have been quick to sheet Ras al'Khaimah to the sails of Dubai, our correspondents beg to differ. Judge for yourself.
America's Cup Legal has another episode in the New York Supreme Court this week. This time the script, this time, centers around the meaning of the phrase 'as soon as possible' in relation to the provision of a Customs House Registry certificate. Justice Shirley Kornreich has allowed a six hour Hearing. Can't see that one lasting the distance, however we will keep you posted, as always, on our website www.sail-world.com
US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics' Szabo and Peters win Star Worlds Marni Lane, It was quite a comeback for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics' (USSTAG) George Szabo (San Diego, Calif.) and Rick Peters (Barrington, R.I./Venice, Calif.), who, after finishing 54th out of 86 boats in the first race, climbed their way to the top to become the new Star World Champions today.... [more] Onsend this story
Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - Final day and winners decided Event media/amended Al Constable, Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre. Bella Mente tried but Alfa Romeo was the fastest boat of the Mini Maxi fleet. The TP52 class provided no surprises, as Realstone Matador gave the rest of the fleet no chances. The X-41 class delivered some of the most exciting moments, and today was no exception.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup: 'We've flirted with 50 knots' - BMW Oracle Racing BMW Oracle Racing Media, James Spithill, the helmsman of BMW ORACLE Racing is the man entrusted with taming the 90-foot by 90-foot behemoth the sailing cognoscenti has dubbed 'Dogzilla'. He appears to have been made for the challenge. Spithill was barely out of his teens when he burst onto the America's Cup scene as the skipper of Young Australia, a youth challenge for the oldest trophy in sport, that turned heads in 1... [more] Onsend this story
Szabo and Peters (USA) win the 2009 Star World Championship Lynn Fitzpatrick, George Szabo and Rick Peters (USA) won the 2009 Star World Championship with a third place finish in the final race of the series. Lars Grael and Ronald Seifert (BRA) won the race by a country mile and the Junior team from Argentina, Alejo Rigoni and Juan Pablo Percossi were second in the race.... [more] Onsend this story
Images from Day 5 of the 28th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre MCC McCamp, Today, Friday 7th of August, has been the fifth day of regatta, and again there were surprises: the maxi Alfa Romeo (Neville Crichton / Ben Ainsley - NZL) was third and fourth in the two races of the day... [more] Onsend this story
Poland takes World Laser Radial title with race to spare Linda Parrish, Mens World Champion decided. Marcin Rudawski of Poland again showed his dominance in this fleet with two bullets today and need not sail tomorrow to be world champion. Sunshine, 14 to 18 knots of breeze, and choppy seas again greeted the sailors in Karatsu, Japan for the Laser Radial World Men and Youth Championship.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup: Images from Ground Zero in Ras al-Khaimah Sail-World, Sail-World received these images from Ras al-Khaimah taken just 24 hours ago. We are told they are of the area designated for the 33rd America's Cup infrastructure.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Fastnet Race attracts A-Class sailors Event media, The Rolex Fastnet Race this year has attracted A-list sailors from around the world, and the strongest international line-up of grand prix race yachts amongst the 300 boats setting sail from Cowes tomorrow, Sunday 9th August.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of le Bouveret: Five flies out of the Cuckoo's Nest - 1 Carlo Borglenhi, Images of the lift off from le Bouveret and flight over the Swiss Alps and through Saint-Bernard's Pass to Genova of the America's Cup Defender, Alinghi 5.... [more] Onsend this story
Another fantastic day's racing in Laser Radial Worlds Linda Parrish, After a shakey start with low cloud, poor visibility and little wind, racing started half an hour late when Karatsu yet again turned on great sailing conditions. Two races were sailed for each fleet with the first race sailed in light winds of 7 to 10 knots and the second in 12 to 15 knots. The sun was shining and the seas were slight. With the threat of a typhoon south of Kyushu that is moving s... [more] Onsend this story
AlinghiVision: Alinghi 5 flies through the Alps to Italy Alinghi Media, In this YouTube clip, complied by Alinghi's Media Team, key team members discuss Alinghi 5, their initial impressions of the yacht, and where to from here. Plus there is footage of the flight through the Saint-Bernard's Pass to Genova, Italy, for her first sea trials... [more] Onsend this story
Images of le Bouveret: Five flies out of the Cuckoo's Nest - 2 Carlo Borglenhi, More iImages of the lift off from le Bouveret and flight over the Swiss Alps and through Saint-Bernard's Pass to Genova of the America's Cup Defender, Alinghi 5.... [more] Onsend this story
Moth Pre-Worlds - Nathan Outteridge wins - Images and Quotes Virginia Veal, Dual World 49er Champion Nathan Outteridge (AUS) won the 2009 Australian Moth titles last January, it was his first ever Moth regatta. Now the scene shifts to the 2009 North American titles, the Pre-Worlds. With all eight races being won by the Aussie contenders, it was once again Outteridge who walked away with the series.... [more] Onsend this story
Nathan Outteridge wins Moth US National Championship Michelle Slade, Competitors in the 2009 International Moth US National Championship were done racing and off the water by 1:30pm today, eager to either fix or prevent further breakages after a windy, shifty seven-race series. The Australian contingent flanked the top of the fleet.... [more] Onsend this story
Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - TP52s battle Event media, Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre and the sea breeze - known as Embat in the region - which has been blowing during the last few days reaching 20 knots, dropped and hardly reached 10 knots today.... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Star World Championship - PRO Under pressure Lynn Fitzpatrick - www.worldregattas.com, 2009 Star World Championship. H.P. Hylander, the PRO and Regatta Chairman, stood on the Race Committee boat with a Bluetooth phone in his ear, a radio in his hand, binoculars and a hockey puck draped around his neck. He had lots of helpers aboard the RC boat and wind scouts two miles to the south and to the west; the logical directions from which the wind would fill.... [more] Onsend this story
ICAP Leopard for Fastnet race Pitch PR, ICAP Leopard is set to tackle light winds in Rolex Fastnet Race. The 100ft super-maxi is set to take on the world-class fleet in this prestigious offshore race. During the last Fastnet Race, ICAP Leopard revelled in storm-lashed conditions to set a monohull course record of 1 day 20 hours 18 minutes 53 seconds, beating the previous record by nine hours. Since then, the boat has undergone a full... [more] Onsend this story
Farr 40 European Championship Fabrizio Pirina, Massimo Mezzaroma's Nerone (ITA) has been crowned Farr 40 European Champion for the fourth time. The results achieved in Cagliari also brought Mezzaroma to the top of the classification in the Farr 40 European Circuit which had seen legs in Porto Rotondo, Capri and Porto Cervo prior to the final leg in Sardinia's capital city... [more] Onsend this story
Chris Cameron at 28 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - Day 3 and 4 Chris Cameron, Top international sailing photographer, Chris Cameron is at the 28 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre regatta and provided this image gallery from Day 2... [more] Onsend this story
Images from Day 4 of the 28th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre MCC McCamp, Today, Thursday 6th of August, has been the fourth day of regatta, and the big surprise of the day has been that the maxi Alfa Romeo (Neville Crichton / Ben Ainsley - NZL) was second in the coastal race... [more] Onsend this story
Richie Boyd appointed Design Engineering Manager at Southern Spars Brenna Pringle, Southern Spars is pleased to announce the appointment of Richie Boyd as Composite Rigging Design and Engineering Manager. Based at Composite Rigging's Rhode Island Office, he will oversee the day to day function of the design team as well as product development.... [more] Onsend this story
European Laser Standard Championships Event media, European Laser Standard Championships and another day with brilliant sunshine in Borstahusen on the last day before the finals. The wind was light and fickle, three - seven knots at the start but soon decreasing.... [more] Onsend this story
Shifty conditions for Day 3 of the Laser Radial World Youth and Men Linda Parrish, Summer arrived in Karatsu today with shifty conditions for Day 3 of the Laser Radial World Youth and Men Championship. It was a beautiful day on the water with sunshine and light breezes although there was some rain ashore in the hills.... [more] Onsend this story
Alinghi 5 flies over the Alps heading for Genova Sail-World (JPJ), At half past seven in Le Bouveret, photographers and TV crew board the RIBs that will take them close to Alinghi 5, for her first taste of the sea, at Genova, Italy. Meanwhile the Super Puma helicopter is lifting the mast from its cradle. The mast has been rigged with a small sail and chute so it will fly in alignment with the helicopter.... [more] Onsend this story
Star World Championship Day Five Lynn Fitzpatrick - www.worldregattas.com, 2009 Star World Championship. It was Robert Stanjek's and Markus Koy's (GER) turn to lead the 86-boat fleet around the race course. The rest of the fleet was well behind the leading cluster of five, but some of the boats that took a couple of hitches to the left up the final beat threatened to scramble the standings.... [more] Onsend this story
Clagett Regatta NOR and online registration available Jan Harley, The Notice of Race for the seventh annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, scheduled for August 23-27, 2009, is now available online. Open to both U.S. and foreign competitors and hosted at Sail Newport, Rhode Island's Public Sailing Center, the event continues to fulfill its mission of meeting the competitive training needs of sailors with disabilities.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup Measurement rules published by Swiss Defender Richard Gladwell, The simple measurement rules for the 33rd America's cup have been published ahead of the New York Supreme Court hearing on 10 August to consider the Customs House Registry issue. Societe Nautqiue de Geneve has defined a set of seven measurement rules for the Deed of Gift event.... [more] Onsend this story
Aussie leads US Moth Nationals Thierry Martinez images/Sail-World.com, Australians Rohan Veal and Nathan Outeridge each one two races on the first day of the US Moth Nationals, being held before the 2009 Moth Worlds in Cascade Locks.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup Challenger disputes venue, but suggests litigation limit Richard Gladwell, Golden Gate Yacht Club have responded to the venue announcement of Ras al-Khaimah, UAE, as the venue for the 33rd America's Cup, saying that in their view it does not comply with the decision of the New York Supreme Court.... [more] Onsend this story
Finn Junior World title winner decided Julia David, The Pata Boats Finn Junior World Championship for the Jorg Bruder Silver Cup finished with a Brazilian victory, Russian silver and Ukrainian bronze medal.... [more] Onsend this story
420 World Championship images Gianni Tommasoni images, International 420 Class World Championship: the Championship's over. Photographer Gianni Tommasoni provided these images from the 420 World Championships sailed in Italy. Enjoy!... [more] Onsend this story
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