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Lost Cup rig 'only missed two or three days of sailing in its life'
Richard Gladwell,
BMW Oracle racing blogmeister, Peter Rusch, reports on the morning after the America's Cup Challenger dropped her mast off San Diego, yesterday, while sea trialling the 110ft trimaran, which had just been the subject of a five week modification program. He spoke with BMW Oracle racing designer Ian 'Fresh' Burns (AUS)... [more]
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ISAF Annual Conference begins in Busan
ISAF,
Starting today, sailing goes under the spotlight in Busan, Korea as the ISAF Annual Conference takes place from 5-15 November.... [more]
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Terse response from Golden Gate to latest America's Cup decision
Richard Gladwell,
The Golden Gate Yacht Club has issued a tersely worded response to the latest decision from the New York Supreme Court in response to a motion from the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve. Unhappy with the Decision from the Supreme Court, last Friday, declaring that the chosen venue of Ras al-Khaimah was not in compliance with the Deed of Gift, or a subsequent order of the Supreme Court,... [more]
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2.4mR World Championships update
Sail-World.com,
2.4mR World Championships 2009 racing is underway at the Edison Sailing Center, Fort Myers, Florida.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama switches to Code Green
Vincent Borde,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama is announcing the switch to code green for the attempt. On stand-by in Brest since 1st November, will set off on Thursday 5th November on her bid to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy, a round the world record attempt under sail.... [more]
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Dee Caffari wins Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration
Jo Uffendell,
Record breaking solo round the world yachtswoman, Dee Caffari, was delighted to accept the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration yesterday when she attended the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards lunch... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World - Fleet speeds towards Cape Town
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Skipper Brendan Hall and his team on Spirit of Australia are enjoying the fast reaching conditions. 'We are tracking across the top of a Southern Ocean low pressure system and experiencing some amazing sailing,' he says. 'It's fast and furious out here.... [more]
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BMW Oracle dismasting - Video report from San Diego
Jenifer Musa, Fox-5, San Diego,
Fox5's Jennifer Musa reports on the dismasting of BMW Oracle Racing, including video footage of the 100ft trimaran sailing and close ups of the damage incurred. 'The 200-foot mast on the monster trimaran that will represent the United States in the America's Cup came crashing down during a sail on the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, snapping in two as it hit the rear beam.... [more]
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Expert Jurists to skip America's Cup Hearing
Richard Gladwell,
The Expert Jurists advising the New York Supreme Court on the Five Questions posed by Justice Shirley Korneich in her decision of last Friday, will not now attend the the Court Hearing scheduled for Friday morning. Instead the panel will meet on Saturday morning and will consider their responses, and will advise the Court directly. After receiving that advice Justice Shirley Kornreich will deci... [more]
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La Solidaire du Chocolat - Squeezing more into the lead
La Solidaire du Chocolat,
La Solidaire du Chocolat - Tanguy de Lamotte and Adrien Hardy on Initiatives-Novedia, have squeezed an extra 10 miles into their lead. With the front five boats separated by 137 miles, the second wave of four Class40s are under 100 miles apart and have dropped back behind the leaders in lighter breeze.... [more]
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Normandy Sailing Week launched
Sirius Evenements,
Sirius Evenements is launching Normandy Sailing Week, in partnership with the Town and the watersports protagonists of Le Havre.... [more]
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OC Events launch two new professional events in Arabian Gulf - Asia
OC Event Media - Sail-World,
The growth of competitive sailing in the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean has today taken a further step forward as the sailing events company, OC Events (Asia), launches two new premier racing circuits, the Tour of Arabia and the Indian Ocean 5 Capes Race... [more]
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America's Cup challenger BOR90 dismasting - pictures and news updates
Sail-World,
Earlier today BMW Oracle Racing's 90ft multihull was dismasted while sea trailling off San Diego. The first pictures are coming through and will be updated on this this image sequence.... [more]
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Gitana 11, a year away from the Route du Rhum
Kate Jennings,
The start of the Route du Rhum will be given on Sunday 31st October 2010 from the pirate city of Saint Malo. As such, in a little under a year, Gitana 11 – in her new extended form – will be setting off on the legendary transatlantic bound for Pointe-à-Pitre. For the Gitana Team, reigning champion of the event, clearly the goal is to score a double.... [more]
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La Solidaire du Chocolat - Saint Bart's or not?
La Solidaire du Chocolat,
La Solidaire du Chocolat - Are they going to call into Saint Bart's or not ? For the time being, the race is the priority. Tanguy de Lamotte and Adrien Hardy (Initiatives-Novedia) are setting and keeping the pace and are even gaining a few miles a day under skies which are finer than for their gang of three astern.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Perseverance pays off
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Despite chasing hard, both Uniquely Singapore and Cork were unable to catch Hull & Humber before the gate, crossing at 0819 and 0911GMT respectively to take the final points. Failing to make the gate in time, but more determined than ever to score a hat trick by taking a third consecutive victory in Clipper 09-10, is Team Finland.... [more]
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Sail-World.com now on Twitter
TetraMedia,
A few minutes ago this message went out via the ether - SailWorld News Newsflash: BOR 90 has dismasted off San Diego http://sail-world.com/62892 Immediate Sailing News just became even more so as Sail-World.com, the largest online marine network has just begun its Twitter service... [more]
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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2010 - Early start
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2010 - it's up with the lark and a sunrise start for Britain's favourite yacht race. The 2010 edition of this most iconic of sailing events will definitely appeal to the early risers.... [more]
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Cammas and Groupama continue their journey
Sophie Roy,
Committed to sailing since 1997 alongside Franck Cammas, the Groupama Group has decided to renew its trust in its skipper... [more]
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Newsflash: BOR 90 has dismasted off San Diego
Sail-World,
BMW Oracle Racing have just advised that their 90ft trimaran has dropped her rig while trialling off San Diego. The statement from the team says that no-one as hurt in the incident and all crew are safe. The incident happened four hours ago Support craft were with the race boat at the time and are currently working to salvage the rig and get the boat back to shore.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship - Its a wrap
Justin Chisholm,
Melges 24 World Championship wrap report. Fifty-one entries from across Europe and the US, with teams from the USA, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Ukraine congregating in Annapolis. In the main eleven-race Championship series, it was Annapolis resident Chris Larson who eventually overcame the strength of the European squad, to claim the 2009 Melge... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta - TeamOrigin announce sailing line-up
Henry Foster,
TeamOrigin announced today the sailing team line-up for the forthcoming Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta in Nice, Côte d'Azur which commences at the weekend. The team includes eight sailors from Great Britain, four from New Zealand, three from Australia, and one each from France, Denmark and Poland.... [more]
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French sailing icons make long term commitment to the Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Groupama Insurance Group confirmed today that it will enter the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race with its long term French skipper, Franck Cammas, a commitment that will last until 2015. The chosen designer for Groupama's new boat is Argentinean Juan Kouyoumdjian, the designer of the winning boats in the last two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Justice Shirley's America's Cup questions answered
Richard Gladwell,
On Friday 6 November at 0930hrs the New York Supreme Court will reconvene once again to hear submissions from lawyers representing the America's Cup Defender and Challenger. But centre stage will be three expert Jurors appointed following Justice Shirley Kornreich's remarkable decision of just a week ago. Here we look at the questions and the likely answers...... [more]
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Images of San Diego: The Big Bird flies + Video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget provided this gallery of images from BOR90's latest test sail off San Diego. Make sure you catch the incredible video at the bottom of the gallery... [more]
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2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - one week to go
ISAF,
2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards will be announced on Tuesday, 10 November, Busan, Korea. This year four female and six male nominees have been shortlisted for the Award, based on their achievements during the qualifying period of 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009.... [more]
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Clipper 09- 10: Battle to the scoring gate
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race. Having reaped the rewards of their tactical decision to head south from the outset, Hull & Humber is now fighting to hold on to their narrow lead as the fleet approaches the Race 3 scoring gate.... [more]
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La Solidaire du Chocolat - Showing signs of fatigue
La Solidaire du Chocolat,
La Solidaire du Chocolat - Two weeks into the race and men and machines are showing signs of fatigue. Race rules force a minimum three hour stop if a boat decides to put in to port for technical reasons. Three days to wait before sighting land, for the race leaders that is, four more for the tail enders.... [more]
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29er EUROCUP images
Sail-World.com and Gianni Tomazzoni,
Photographer Gianni Tomazzoni presents these images from the 29er EUROCUP which has just concluded at the Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda in Italy.... [more]
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Black Swan Racing wins Trapani International Match Race 2009
Black Swan Racing,
Black Swan Racing has won the Trapani International Match Race 2009. ' We choose Jacopo Pasini from Italy as our opponent in the semi-final. Leaving Linberg (Finland) and Orel (Slovenia) to fight it out in the other semi.' Black Swan Racing... [more]
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Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup 2009
International Maxi Association,
In three weeks time, on Monday Nov. 23rd, the starting signal for the Transatlantic Maxi Cup, will be fired in Tenerife (Canary Islands) and five maxi yachts will race each other down the Atlantic.... [more]
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29er EUROCUP Report and results - Italian crews on top
Antonio Sueri,
29er EUROCUP - reports. On the water, thirty-one 29er crews represented seven nation-states (GER, CRO, ITA, NOR, SWE, AUT, SUI); nine 29erXX representing four nation-states (GBR, GER, ITA, FIN).... [more]
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Swiss to appeal decision on Ras Al Khaimah for 33rd America's Cup
Alinghi Media,
The Defender of the 33rd America's Cup, Societe Nautique de Geneve (SNG), is to appeal New York Supreme Court Justice Kornreich's decision of 30 October rejecting Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates as the venue for the 33rd America's Cup. SNG has applied for an expedited appeal to avoid any delay to the February 2010 Deed of Gift Match.... [more]
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Lüderitz Speed Challenge - Day one to Caizergues
Lüderitz Speed Challenge,
November 1st was the first official racing day of the 2009 Lüderitz Speed Challenge. Most riders were using their larger kites (10 to 11m2), but still managed to get well over 40 knots (which was a major achievement in perfect conditions only a few short years ago). Alex Caizergues, Rob Douglas and Christophe Prin Guenon led the field with 43.11, 42.92 and 42.10kt respectively.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Book Launch
Lizzie Green,
Spanish Castle to White Night, an award-winning story by Mark Chisnell launched. Eighty-eight men set off from beneath the ramparts of Alicante's Castle of Santa Bárbara, but only 36 would journey the full 37,000 miles to finish in the White Nights of St Petersburg. Japan's Black Tide, brutal weather, injuries, and even the credit crunch all took their toll.... [more]
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China Cup International Regatta - South African team's victory
Andy Robertson,
China Cup International Regatta - Peak windspeed today was a muscular 26 knots but most of the time it was a settled 21-22, to produce some blissful racing conditions, imprinting great memories for the crews of the 30 First 40.7 Beneteau One Design fleets from 13 different countries and regions.... [more]
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New Zealander nominated as expert Juror America's Cup hearing
Alinghi Media and Richard Gladwell,
Société Nautique de Genève has nominated Graham McKenzie (NZL) as an expert witness for the New York Supreme Court hearing on Wednesday 4 November. McKenzie was a member of the 32nd America's Cup Jury and has sailed both competitively and for leisure in New Zealand on a wide range of yachts. McKenzie was a member of the 32nd America's Cup Jury and has sailed both competitively and for leisure... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Dee Caffari and Brian Thompson ready
Kelly Russell,
On Sunday 8 November, British sailing duo Dee Caffari and Brian Thompson will start in the ninth edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre race from France to Costa Rica, onboard the Open 60 racing yacht Aviva.... [more]
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2010 International Team access at Weymouth - WPNSA
Cailah Leask,
2010 International Team access at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. With just under 1000 days to go to the start of the Games, mapping training programmes and booking venues is an important element to campaigns.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship images
Sail-World.com and Stefano Gattini images,
Stefano Gattini/Joe Fly took these images at the Melges 24 World Championship just completed in Annapolis... [more]
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2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart - Fleet of 116 yachts nominate
Lisa Ratcliff/Rolex Sydney Hobart Media Team,
In 2004 116 yachts sailed south for the 60th anniversary edition and prior to that 115 made it to the start line in 1998. It's likely that this year's fleet will finish up the second largest in more than a decade.... [more]
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La Solidaire du Chocolat: Breakage slows down the leader
La Solidaire du Chocolat,
La Solidaire du Chocolat: A low pressure system was expected to hit the fleet but ended up changing direction north, leaving the Class 40 in the high which has shifted south of the Azores. The whole fleet has similar conditions, east-south-east of around 15-25 knots, depending on the latitude.... [more]
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WMRT: Tour heads to Perth for Sunseeker Cup prior to Monsoon Cup
World Match Racing Tour News,
With final Tour positioning and considerable prize money at stake, skippers are keen to fine tune their crew skills and experience at the Sunseeker Australia Cup just one week prior to the final round of the Tour being the Monsoon Cup held in Malaysia. All racing will be on Foundation 36 One Design yachts, the same design for the final showdown in Malaysia.... [more]
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More China Cup International Day 3 images from Carlo Borlenghi
Sail-World.com,
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi is in Shenzhen at the China Cup International Regatta and presents a gallery of images from day 3 of the event.... [more]
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La Solidaire du Chocolat - Second week at sea for fleet a brutal one
Oliver Dewar,
The La Solidaire du Chocolat fleet, after one week at sea, were approaching the Azores. By Tuesday 27th October, the Low Pressure system had shifted east leaving Tanguy de Lamotte and Adrien Hardy on Initiatives-Novedia with a 55 mile margin over Damien Seguin and Armel Tripon on Cargill-MTTM in second.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - The South pays for Hull & Humber
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Race 3 Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town. Day 6. This isn't the kind of race where the team with the biggest budget does best - the boats are identical, all of them have the same kit, the same sail wardrobe, the same budget and the rules are there to ensure that the racing is as fair as it can be.... [more]
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Golden Gate YC announces expert Juror ahead of NYSC Hearing
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Golden Gate Yacht Club has announced that Bryan Willis will be its expert Juror for the speacial Court Hearing to be called next Wednesday at the New York Supreme Court.... [more]
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Legal decision brings America's Cup feud closer to resolution
Stuart Alexander. The Independent,
Stuart Alexander writes optimistically in The Independent of the latest moves to resolve the long running America's Cup dispute and has a critical look at the role the International Sailing Federation has played in the affair: 'By thinking outside the courtroom box and doing something which ISAF felt it could not do, Judge Kornreich may have found a way of taking an axe to the Gordian knot... [more]
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