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Sail-World USA: 18 December 2009

Roy and Mickey and Minnie  
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 18 December 2009

Welcome too, to three new advertisers with Sail-World - Mauri Pro Sailing, Auckland International Boat Show and Weta Marine.

US and world sailing lost one of its real gentlemen with the passing of Roy Disney, in this edition we feature several tributes to one of the legends of ocean and offshore sailing in USA.

Disney was a much loved character of the sport, a gentleman to the core, and very successful while he was being so nice.

In this edition, we have several tributes to one of the great characters of US Sailing.

Roy E. Disney (r.) turned Pyewacket over to son Roy Pat, holding grandson Aidan - Transpac 2007  Rich Roberts ©


Mauri Pro Sailing have some great offers online to help you with your Christmas shopping, whether it be stocking fillers, or something a little more substantial to go under the three. Check out their great website on www.mauriprosailing.com and solve your Christmas shopping worries with the click of a mouse.

The Auckland International Boat Show, will be just that with big international focus and one of the few linked to a sailing event - three of them in fact - including one of the Louis Vuitton Trophy series. If you are interested in coming aboard as an exhibitor there is still some space left, but if you are in the marine industry and want to combine a business trip with some top class international sailing, then mark out Auckland on your calendar. The Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta will assume even more significance, as it will be the first of the 34th America's Cup cycle.

BMW ORACLE Racing - Wing loading on to "Ocean lady"   BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

More announcements from the World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA) as the venues for the Louis Vuitton Trophy series regattas for 2010 were released yesterday, Yet to be confirmed is a Middle East venue. Not on the list was a US venue, which will surprise many, with Newport RI being widely touted as a certain venue for 2010.

Weta Marine are well established in USA with their popular range of trimarans pitched at those who want to enjoy exciting racing, to those who want to go for a blast and those who want a yacht that will carry several people safely. Designed as a boat for people to have fun when sailing, we'll have more on the Weta in upcoming issues.

The freighter, OceanLady loaded with the BMW ORACLE Racing boat, masts and wing along with all the support gear steams out of San Diego Bay on her way to Valencia, Spain.  Bob Greiser/BMWOracle Racing

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Thank You, Roy - Lynn Fitzpatrick reflects
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
I was driving down the Long Beach Freeway when I heard the news that one of the greatest benefactors to sailing in the United States, Roy E. Disney, had passed away. Before I knew it I was in front of Gladstone's, practically a shrine to Disney's Pyewackets and their string of yachting victories. Numerous Pyewacket models decorate the bar and restaurant, which has become home to the Los Angeles... [more]
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Close racing sets the stage for final day of Sail Melbourne
Craig Heydon,
Sail Melbourne. The Paralympic classes, along with the invited classes, got racing underway at 12pm in light breeze between five and seven knots. Unfortunately the wind disappeared before the afternoon's racing could begin.... [more]
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Roy Disney's Passing
Genny Tulloch,
Top ranked US Womens Matchracer, Genny Tulloch sailed on Morning Light in 2007 with Roy Disney and reflects on her experiences: ' Today we have lost a hero, a legend, an icon, mentor, and a friend in the sailing world. With Roy Disney's passing comes a lot of grief for me personally, but above the grief comes the honor that I feel for having been able to be a part of his life.... [more]
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Roy E. Disney will be missed
Rich Roberts,
The Transpacific Yacht Club membership joins the rest of the sailing world in expressing our deepest sorrow at the passing of Roy E. Disney. Roy Disney passed away the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 16, after a year-long battle with stomach cancer.... [more]
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U.S. Singlehanded Championship revamped for 2010
Jake Fish,
US Sailing and the U.S. Singlehanded Championship Committee have taken a long hard look at this National Championship and are making changes to better suit the needs of singlehanded racers in the U.S. With the popularity of the U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship and the addition of the Radial class to the Olympics, US Sailing recognized that there was an opportunity for a women's single... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy series to include Middle East venue
ValenciaSailing and Sail-World,
ValenciaSailing.com reports that the World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA) and Louis Vuitton today announced more Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas for 2010 and early 2011. Citing a media release sourced from Louis Vuitton, the Spanish based website says that these new international events follow the successful regatta held in Nice, France, last month.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Last day in the Southern Ocean for Hull & Humber
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 - Geraldton, Western Australia stopover. The strong winds that turned yesterday's finish into a sprint for the line have eased to a pleasant sea breeze today - keeping the crews cool as they set to work today cleaning their yachts and carrying out routine maintenance.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne day four - Limited racing
Craig Heydon,
Sail Melbourne day four of racing had a stop-start feel with the weather having a major influence on proceedings. Reigning 49er World Champion Nathan Outteridge was left crewless today with Iain Jensen stuck on shore due to illness.... [more]
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US SAILING Mourns the Passing of Roy Disney
Jake Fish,
Roy Edward Disney passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with stomach cancer. In 2008, US SAILING, national governing body of the sport, awarded Disney its prestigious Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy for his outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the U.S. over many years. Disney was 79.... [more]
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ISAF releases World Sailing Rankings - 16 December 2009
ISAF Media,
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 16 December 2009 have been released.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Can Alfa Romeo spoil the party for Wild Oats XI?
Susan Maffei Plowden,
Race record-holder Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI, chasing her fifth consecutive line honours win, faces strongest competition from Neville Crichton's near sister Reichel/Pugh designed Alfa Romeo, and Mike Slade's Rolex Fastnet Race record holder ICAP Leopard, a Farr design from the UK.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy will run with Auckland International Boat Show
Richard Gladwell,
Louis Vuitton's Bruno Trouble has confirmed that the next Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta will take place in Auckland beginning on 10 March 2010. At this stage, due to what are believed to be budget considerations, only two boats will be used between the eight teams competing. The Emirates Team NZ boats will be used, with one of the BMW Oracle Racing boats on standby. It is intended to sail four rac... [more]
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Trifecta of international regattas for Auckland's Festival of Sail
Richard Gladwell,
Auckland Mayor John Banks announced today the Auckland Festival of Sail — three major international regattas to be held on the Waitemata Harbour in March 2010. The three major intrenational sailing regattas will be held in conjunction with the Auckland International Boat Show The events will bring together leading professional international match racing skippers and teams and top-ranked amateur... [more]
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ISAF - New Supplements To Match Racing and Team Racing Call Books
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published the 2010 supplements to the current editions of The Call Book for Match Racing and The Call Book for Team Racing.... [more]
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US Sailing's Best of 2009 are shortlisted
Jake Fish,
The release of US Sailing's shortlist of nominees for the 2009 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards marks the traditional December milestone for the sport of sailing in the United States. It was an outstanding year of achievement on-the-water during the 2009 calendar year.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne Day 3
Craig Heydon,
Sail Melbourne, Day 3 report. Shifting winds dominated the afternoon racing on day three of Sail Melbourne, with the conditions keeping sailors on their toes and forcing them to work hard for every position gained.... [more]
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ISAF Sailor Classification Code updated with Group 2 to be eliminated
ISAF,
Following on from decisions taken at the ISAF Annual Conference, the ISAF Sailor Classification Code is changing and starting from 1 April 2010, the category of Group 2 sailors will be eliminated.... [more]
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US Sailing recognizes 2009's Outstanding Sailing Coaches
Marni Lane,
US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has chosen three exemplary sailing coaches for the 2009 Coaches of the Year Awards. The awards are a part of the USOC Coach Recognition Program, which highlights the accomplishments and contributions of coaches who train athletes at all levels of sailing.... [more]
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IKA launches bid for inclusion at the Olympic Sailing Regatta 2016
International Kiteboarding Class Association,
With the successful bid of Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic Sailing Regatta 2016 held on the beaches of the Copacabana, Kiteboarding would perfectly suit into this scenery and add a true highlight to the Olympic Games.... [more]
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America's Cup: BMW Oracle Racing leaves San Diego bound for Valencia
BMW Oracle Racing Media,
The BMW ORACLE Racing team has departed San Diego for Valencia, Spain, in preparation for February's 33rd America's Cup Match. The cargo ship Oceanlady left the Port of San Diego early on Tuesday afternoon and turned south. It will pass through the Panama Canal before heading across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Mediterranean Sea. The trip to Valencia will take approximately three weeks, d... [more]
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World Yacht Racing Forum: Read the wrap and see the Videos
MaxComm Communication,
See the videos as the World Yacht Racing Forum brings light on future of the America's Cup. Last week's World Yacht Racing Forum America's Cup session brought clear answers from both Alinghi and BMW ORACLE Racing. Publically united for the first time since two years, Russell Coutts and Brad Butterworth agreed on several key elements.... [more]
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America's Cup: Appeal decision announced on Rules and Venue
Richard Gladwell,
In a not unexpected decision, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court has declined to uphold the Appeal lodged by SNG in respect of the Venue and Rules issues. Accordingly the Match will take place in Valencia on 8 February 2010.... [more]
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2009 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta entries closing
Jake Fish,
The 33rd annual Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, hosted collaboratively by the US Sailing Center (Miami, Fla.), Coral Reef Yacht Club, Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, and Lauderdale Yacht Club, takes place on December 27-30.... [more]
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Key Biscayne Yacht Club - 1st US Winter O'pen Bic Series - Race 3
Florencia Barletta,
Following the previous updates of this exciting new series, on December 6th, Key Biscayne Yacht Club hosted the third event of the 1st Winter O'pen Bic Series of the 2009/10 Florida season. In line with the excitement generated by the previous events, 58 sailors showed up on race day making it the largest event to date on this side of the Atlantic.... [more]
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US-IRC National Championship at New York Yacht Club Race Week
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex will be one of the most anticipated regattas in the country. Both segments of Race Week will feature NYYC's notable race management team, beautiful sailing on the waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound, convenient access to the largest concentration of world class offshore racing support facilities in North America, daily socia... [more]
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Malibu and Return race launches new season
Dmitry Matousov,
Leading ocean and inshore racers in Southern California will start the 2010 sailing season Saturday, Jan. 2, in the first major race of the new year when Del Rey Yacht Club hosts the 34th annual Malibu and Return Regatta.... [more]
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Anna Tunnicliffe reports on her trip to Perth, Western Australia
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Anna Tunnicliffe reports on her trip to Perth, Western Australia. So, Perth is a city of about 1.6 million people located as far away from America as is possible. It is on the west coast of Australia, and is a four and a half hour flight from Sydney. I knew it was a good distance across Australia, but I didn't quite realize that it was that wide.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing packs up and leaves San Diego
bmworacleracingblog.blogspot.com:,
From bmworacleracingblog.blogspot.com: Friday was a bittersweet day in the BMW ORACLE Racing team campaign. Our time in San Diego is coming to a close, and during the afternoon, one hour ahead of schedule, the BOR 90 was moved from the team base to on board the cargo ship the Ocean Lady, which will transport it to Valencia.... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Event No. 1 lead to Ecklund
Joy Dunnigan,
Jeff Ecklund (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) on STAR, with reigning Moth World Champion Bora Gulari on tactics and Melges 32 World Champion team member George ‘Bear' Peet, has assumed the lead of the Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1.... [more]
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Melges 32 Gold Cup Wrap from Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell,
Team Ninkasi took a fourth place finish in the fleet of 23 boats at the 2009 Melges 32 Gold Cup last weekend of Fort Lauderdale.... [more]
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Cayard on his two days at the World Yacht Racing Forum
Paul Cayard,
In the midst of the Forum, a light bulb went off in my head; we may have missed a great opportunity in the past two years. Monte Carlo - Just leaving Monaco this morning following two days here for the World Yacht Racing Forum.... [more]
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America's Cup skippers reflect and look to future at Monaco Forum
Alinghi, BMW Oracle and World Yacht Racing Forum,
Two long time friends Alinghi skipper and CEO Brad Butterworth (NZL) and BMW Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts both addressed the America's Cup session at the World Yacht Racing Forum in Monaco. Both gave presentations on their respective Defence and Challenge and the participated in a forum on the future, shape and options for the 34th America's Cup. More than 500 delegates walked into the... [more]
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