Alinghi 5 churning out the miles in Ras al-Khaimah Guido Trombetta/Team Alinghi
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 24 November 2009
Plenty of video in this edition. There's a must see of BMW Oracle Racing's America's Cup Challenger, BOR90, sailing in San Diego - maybe yesterday or earlier in the week. There are some great sequences of the supertri flying a hull in relatively light wind speeds. Make sure you keep an eye each day on Fox5 in San Diego for the live webcam - which has been running some tremendous sequences as BOR90 pirouettes on San Diego Bay.
The ability of the 115ft trimaran to literally turn on a dime is quite remarkable - recalling that famous quote of Muhammad Ali 'floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee'.
And don't miss the opportunity to step aboard Alinghi 5 for a training sail off Ras al-Khaimah (UAE), we feature a gallery of just-posted onboard images of the America's Cup Defender.
We have been providing daily coverage of the LVT in Sail-World, and in this edition have featured a video wrap up of clips from the regatta from the team at BTS who have done a good job with a mix of interviews and overboard action. You can also review the racing action from the the Virtual Eye team by going to www.Youtube.com and doing a search on virtualeyesailing.
Speed records have been very much in vogue, check out another video feature, posted last week of a kitesailer against the spectacular French hydrofoiler l'hydroptere, including overhead shots. Is she beamy?
Paul Cayard on Katusha RC 44 Gold Cup - Dubai 2009 Raffaello Bastiani / RC44 Class Association
Paul Cayard reports in from the fleet racing - owner/driver section of the RC44 Gold Cup regatta in Dubai. Racing gets underway today, and as we write the match racing competition is under postponement.
The former America's Cup Challenger, Ayre Challenge has announced their new Volvo Ocean Race program covering the next three editions of the VOR. While the America's Cup languishes in the New York Courtrooms, and there is little talk of what will happen for 34AC, more professional sailing teams are expected to move to other theatres - rather than sit around, and eventually die in the waiting room.
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2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta confirms 23 teams ready to race International Melges 32 Class Association, On December 4-6, hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA) will celebrate the fourth running of the Gold Cup Regatta supported by Henri Lloyd. A record attendance level is expected with twenty-three teams entered, up three from 2008.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of Ras al-Khaimah: Step aboard Alinghi 5 for a training session Guido Trombetta - Team Alinghi, Ever wondered what it would be like to sail aboard an America's Cup mulithull? Guido Trombetta and Team Alinghi present this gallery of images taken aboard Alinghi 5 during a training session off Ras al-Khaimah, before the Defedner of the 44rd America's Cup was put into the shed for modifications.... [more] Onsend this story
Who is faster? The kitesurfer or the hydrofoiler - see the video! YouTube, Who is faster - l'Hydroptere or Alexandre Caizergues kitesurfing? Check out both on their speed record attempts on this great video compilation... [more] Onsend this story
Paul Cayard reports on their fleet race of the RC 44 Gold Cup - Dubai Paul Cayard, We had Bob Little ('Peaches' as he was nicknamed by his mother) on the helm. Bob is a very good sailor who decided to get a real job a number of years ago. As the fleet racing is an amateur driver competition, Bob enjoyed the opportunity to get some starting practice in. He did a great job working with our bowman Morgan Gutenkunst getting their time-on-distance judgment down.... [more] Onsend this story
Extreme Sailing Series Asia first leg victory to Masirah OC Events, Oman Sail's Masirah continued their winning form by taking a comfortable overall victory in the first leg of the inaugural Extreme Sailing Series Asia in Hong Kong. Skippered by Pete Cumming of Great Britain, Masirah consolidated their overnight lead by winning the first three races of the last day.... [more] Onsend this story
Safran first IMOCA Open 60 home in Transat Jacques Vabre RivaCom and Sail-World.com, Transat Jacques Vabre - at 08:52:10hrs GMT/UTC (02:52:10hrs local time Tuesday 24th) after 15 days 19 hrs 22 mins 10 secs on course Safran co-skippered by France's Marc Guillemot and Charles Caudrelier-Bénac crossed the finish line off Puerto Limon, Costa Rica to win the 14 boat IMOCA Open 60 Class in the transatlantic race.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup video: BMW Oracle Racing hull flying + meet the Wingnuts BMW Oracle Racing, Outstanding video of BMW Oracle Racing's America's Cup Challenger BOR90 hull flying on San Diego Bay during testing in flat water and a six to seven knot breeze... [more] Onsend this story
Sea Dubai RC44 Gold Cup training on Katusha Paul Cayard and Sail-World.com, Paul Kayard is training on Katusha for the Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup. below is his report from today.... [more] Onsend this story
Peg Legs Round Tortola Race first overall victory to Triple Jack Broadsword Communications, After numerous line honours in the Round Tortola Race since her arrival in the BVI in 1997, Triple Jack managed to claim overall victory on the fortieth anniversary of the 2009 Peg Legs Round Tortola Race held Saturday, November 21st... [more] Onsend this story
Newport-Ensenada 2010: More fun and fair winds is Plan A Rich Roberts, Note to West Coast sailors: Still kicking yourselves for missing last spring's 62nd Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race when a moderate but steady breeze for the ages swept the fleet all 125.5 nautical miles on a direct track to the finish and left most of the weekend to party?... [more] Onsend this story
Anna Tunnicliffe reports on her US Match Racing Championship Anna Tunnicliffe, Yesterday wrapped up the final day of the USMRC which was won, in a very tight final, by Bill Hardesty from the Chicago Match Race Center. Bill won the finals against Dave Perry 3-2 in a heavily contested five-race series. We won our knockout series for 7th/8th places, against 2007 National Champion, Brian Angel, 2-0, to finish 7th overall.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy: Groupama 3 in Cape Town for at least a week +video Groupama News, Structural analysis of the damage and observations made on site by composite specialists, confirm that it will indeed take a week's work before Groupama 3 can head out to sea again, bound for Brest, for a new stand-by period set to begin on 1st January 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
AYRE Challenge moves from America's Cup to Volvo Ocean Race project Ayre Challenge media, AYRE Challenge presented today in Denia its project to take part in the next three editions of the Volvo Ocean Race, all of which will start in the Spanish port of Alicante. The presentation of this 10-year-long project and milestone in Spanish yacht racing took place in Denia, a city that has strong ties with AYRE Challenge.... [more] Onsend this story
Sail Melbourne first leg of 2009-10 ISAF Sailing World Cup Sam Watson, The 2009-10 ISAF Sailing World Cup is set to start on 14 December and Melbourne is bracing itself to welcome one of the world's most prestigious sailing events.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Shore Team in overdrive as fleet encounters 40 knots Clipper Ventures and Sail-World.com, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. At Royal Cape Yacht Club, surveyors have been assessing the damage this morning and the work will start on Cork this afternoon. The damage will be relatively simple to repair and the surveyors are satisfied there are no structural problems with the boat.... [more] Onsend this story
Solidaire du Chocolat concludes with arrival of last competitor Oliver Dewar, The last boat is now home in the Solidaire du Chocolat, a 5,000 mile double-handed race from France to Mexico. During the fifth week at sea in La Solidaire du Chocolat, the closeness of the finishes within the second wave of boats became hectic while the trailing pack took separate options, splitting either side of Jamaica.... [more] Onsend this story
Groupama 3 in Cape Town for repairs Cammas-Groupama 3, Groupama 3 has arrived in Cape Town for repairs to begin to reinforce the aft beams. After the gales which Groupama 3 had to avoid just after suffering damage, followed by the tradewinds fuelled by the Saint Helena High, which propelled her along towards Cape Town at over twenty knots, Franck Cammas and his men had to be towed in the last few miles as the engine had been left behind on leaving Bre... [more] Onsend this story
2010 Rolex Commodore's Cup: Join the US Sailing team US-IRC Foundation Media, U.S. Sailing and the US-IRC Foundation are joining forces to organize a three-boat U.S. team for the 2010 Rolex Commodore's Cup in England next August.... [more] Onsend this story
World Sailing Speed Record Council ratifies l'Hydroptère's Mile WSSR, The World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced the ratification of a new Nautical Mile World Record for Alain Thébault's l'Hydroptère.... [more] Onsend this story
Turkey Day Regatta winners set for Thanksgiving dinner Rich Roberts, Turkey Day Regatta Sunday - Barney Flam and son Steve, who despite the loss of their wife and mother Evelyn only eight days earlier won the 19-boat Cal 20 class. But they had to come from behind in the sixth and last race to pull it off.... [more] Onsend this story
U.S. Match Racing Championship win to Hardesty Jake Fish, Bill Hardesty (San Diego, Calif.) and crew, Dave Gerber and Jack Jennings, won US Sailing's 2009 U.S. Match Racing Championship on Sunday. In what was described by many on-site as probably the most exciting match of the week, Perry pushed the series to a fifth and final match by winning a thrilling race four. Hardesty lead the first time around, but Perry kept it close.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Race 4 Dramatic collision at the start Heather Ewing, Race 4 of Clipper 09-10 - Eight of the boats crossed the start line for the 4,700-mile race to Geraldton, Western Australia. California was followed by Spirit of Australia, looking for a win on this race to their home port, and Team Finland.... [more] Onsend this story
Azzurra shuts out of Emirates Team NZ to win Louis Vuitton Trophy Louis Vuitton Media, Even before the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur began, Azzurra skipper Francesco Bruni spoke of his passion and honour to be leading an iconic sailing brand back into the fray after a long absence. This afternoon he could barely describe his joy. Bruni and his Azzurra crew, including tactician Tommaso Chieffi, defeated Emirates Team New Zealand 2-0 in the Grand Final to win this match race r... [more] Onsend this story
World Match Racing Tour leaders to clash at Sunseeker Australia Cup Rob Kothe & Al Constable, The final and most crucial round of the 2009 World Match Racing Tour, the Monsoon Cup is being sailed in Terengganu, eastern Malaysia from December 1-6th. Once, the weeks before this major event provided time for the match racing crews to recharge their batteries, but not any more.... [more] Onsend this story
Turkey Day Regatta 2009 Day 1 Rich Roberts, Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's annual Turkey Day Regatta day one report. Barney Flam and his son Steve have won many sailboat races over many years, but probably none with more purpose than on Saturday's first day. Some 400 sailors enjoyed a turkey dinner Saturday night. Winners will receive holiday birds instead of trophies when racing concludes Sunday.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - Emirates Team New Zealand to meet Azzurra Louis Vuitton Trophy/Sail-World.com, Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Petite Final wraps with Synergy overcoming TeamOrigin. Azzurra of Italy advanced to the championship by defeating TeamOrigin of the U.K. in their showdown match. After a close first beat, the Italians luffed the British at the top of the leg to gain an advantage at the first mark.... [more] Onsend this story
U.S. Match Racing Championship - Team Tunnicliffe report Anna Tunnicliffe, U.S. Match Racing Championship - The day started with heavy fog, but it quickly burnt off and we managed to get in one race against Meghan Rulhman this morning before the wind died and we were sent in.... [more] Onsend this story
US SAILING's 2009 U.S. Match Racing Championship Day Two Jake Fish, Racing was limited today on day two at US SAILING's 2009 U.S. Match Racing Championship (USMRC), due to insufficient winds.... [more] Onsend this story
Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry 'On the Move' to Providence Barby MacGowan, Rhode Island's Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry will be towed next week from Newport Harbor to Providence, where she will undergo major steel and mechanical work at Promet Marine Services. 'We are calling it a shave and a haircut, but it's actually preparation for Phase II construction,' said Perry Lewis, vice chair of the non-profit Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) organization.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - All4One defeats Artemis Paul Cayard, Artemis ended the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice event with a loss today against All4One. Racing continues for the top four tomorrow but the bottom four are finished.... [more] Onsend this story
Anna Tunnicliffe report from US Match Racing Championships Day 1 Anna Tunnicliffe, Anna Tunnicliffe reports from the US Match Racing Championships on day one. It was quite ironic, but this time, we were on the wrong side of the call and ended up with a red penalty. It was too bad, but it was deserved, and we learned from the play.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice, France Paul Cayard, Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - News from Paul Cayard. We (Artemis) are first up tomorrow with a 0830 start which means 0730 dock out. We race All4One in a one race knock out. The winner of our race will race the winner of BMW Oracle-French Spirit for fifth place.... [more] Onsend this story
New York Court rules in favour of America's Cup Challenger Richard Gladwell, Justice Shirley Kornreich has issued a decision on the matters of the Rules for the 34th America's Cup, and also the report of the Expert Panel. She has supported the view of Golden Gate Yacht Club in the matter of measurement of Load Waterline Length, and has required the International Sailing Federation to appoint an International Jury by 4 December 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
Anna Tunnicliffe prepares for US Match Racing Championship Anna Tunnicliffe, Anna Tunnicliffe - we prepare for racing to start tomorrow morning at the US Match Racing Championships. This week is the open division of the national championships. Racing starts at 10am tomorrow (Thursday) morning.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - Azzurra opens with win against TeamOrigin Louis Vuitton Trophy media, Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Light winds frustrate competitors, organisers and postpone schedule. Tomorrow the first warning signal has been moved up a half hour to 0830 CET. The race committee plans to start the BMW Oracle-TFS – PagesJaunes match first, followed by Emirates Team New Zealand-Synergy Russia Sailing Team and then Artemis-All4One.... [more] Onsend this story
The RC 44 is a light displacement high performance One Design sailing boat. It was designed by three-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts, together with naval architect Andrej Justin.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=1089
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