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 07 May 2010
 


The heat-wave of late seems to have disappeared, perhaps to Barbados where this week British teams dominated the Fireball Worlds, seeing eight teams in the top ten enjoying glorious sunshine and warm temperatures.

Ed Wright will be leading a strong British team in the Finn Europeans next week, following on from his wins at the Rolex Miami OCR and the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre earlier this year. Break a leg, guys!

It was a sad week for UK sailing, as a 14-year-old Sea Cadet from Kent perished when he fell from the rigging while on a training voyage on TS Royalist. Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends.

We have lots more stories from the UK and the rest of the world for your enjoyment.

Temperatures are being suppressed by the chilly north-easterlies that are set to continue throughout the weekend, so there will be wind on the water. Rain is forecast for Saturday with a maximum temperature of eight degrees, while Sunday sees a drier day with temperatures reaching 10 degrees. It's shaping up to be a typical May here in the UK.

Have a wonderful weekend, and good sailing.

The Sail-World UK Team



2010 Finn Open Junior and Senior European Championships - Preview
Robert Deaves,
Split in Croatia could be regarded as one of the Finn classes' favourite venues. In recent times, this picturesque Adriatic port has staged the Europeans in 1997, the World Masters in 2002 and the Finn Gold Cup in 2006. In 2010 the city will host two major Finn events.... [more]
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America's Cup Media Conference - Rome - Live commentary
Richard Gladwell,
The first media conference has concluded for the 34th America's Cup in Rome. The key points are set out below, in a second story we have the official release issued a few minutes after the Press Conference in Sala Exedra in Rome's Musei Capitolini. Russell Coutts did most of the talking and was always careful not to make any comment that could be construed as a decision made on a particular point.... [more]
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America's Cup expected to be re-energised by collaboration process
America's Cup Media,
The oldest trophy in international sport is expected to be re-energised by unprecedented collaboration between the Defender and the Challengers, an assembly of dignitaries and media were told today at the first media conference staged for the 34th America's Cup, in Rome. The group was addressed by Russell Coutts, of the Defender Golden Gate Yacht Club and BMW Oracle Racing and Vicenzo Onorato of... [more]
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2010 – Record entries expected
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club,
This year's Coutts Quarter Ton Cup hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, from Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 June 2010, is expected to attract a record entry along with some exciting new members of the fleet. Boats will be based in Cowes Yacht Haven for the event, which has been timed to enable visiting teams to stay on in Cowes for the J P Morgan Round the Island Race on Saturday 19 June.... [more]
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RORC De Guingand Bowl Race - Part of the Team GBR selection Trials
Louay Habib,
Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron, this year's De Guingand Bowl Race takes on extra significance for yachts vying for selection for Team GBR at the forthcoming Rolex Commodores' Cup, as it is the only offshore race officially in the trials. A highly competitive fleet will start the race on Saturday 15th May.... [more]
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RORC North Sea Race - International fleet bound for Scheveningen
Louay Habib,
Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, the East Anglian Offshore Racing Association and the Yacht Club Scheveningen. The North Sea Race is scheduled to start on Friday... [more]
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Sail the Onion Patch Series!
Talbot Wilson,
So far, twenty individual Onion Patch Series entries are now in hand with the entry deadline more than a month away. Two three-boat teams have been formed. Organizers expect more than forty boats to sail the series.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Mirabaud teams up with Dominique Wavre
Jean Philippe Jobé,
Dominique Wavre is Switzerland's most decorated navigator and one of the most experienced ocean skippers, having sailed over 360,000 nautical miles in the main ocean regattas in recent years. Born in Geneva, he has already participated in seven round-the-world races.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day 16
Clipper Ventures PLC,
A common theme on this leg has been the extremely localised weather conditions and the varying effect they have had on individual team performances. However, last night all the teams shared the experience of some of the most prolonged and heavy squalls they have had to deal with since racing out of the Humber last September.... [more]
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Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club Spring Series
Jon Buckler,
The fourth race of the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club Spring Series saw 39 dinghies racing in a gusty NNE wind which saw a few swimming lessons and the occasional spectacular wipeout. All the crews came back with big smiles on their faces following the race which saw a committee boat start in Jennycliffe Bay which proved popular with all the competitors.... [more]
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US Sailing interview with BMW Oracle Racing Team's John Kostecki
Jake Fish,
US Sailing was fortunate to catch up with BMW Oracle Racing Team Tactician John Kostecki. Read on to hear what John had to say about his sailing achievements.... [more]
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2010 Mini Pavois (Mini 6.50) La Rochelle - Gijon (return) Start images
Sail-World.com and Thierry Martinez,
Photographer Thierry Martinez presents these images of today's start in La Rochelle of the 2010 Mini Pavois ( Mini 6.50) being sailed from La Rochelle (France) to Gijon (Spain) and return.... [more]
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America's Cup: Defender and Challenger of Record to reveal plans today
Richard Gladwell,
BMW Oracle Racing the holders of the America's Cup have advised that Russell Coutts and Vincenzo Onorato, representing the Defender and Challenger of Record respectively, will reveal details of the 34th America's Cup Match during a press conference in Rome on Thursday 6th May. The pair will usher in a new era of cooperation and consultation between teams... [more]
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Bakewell-White 36, General Lee to be launched in Auckland
Richard Gladwell,
A new Bakewell-White 36, General Lee, has i8s due to be launched at Westhaven tomorrow. Designed for offshore racing, and Cat 1, she is owned by two West Australian sailors, Paul Eldrid, who runs Evolution Sails in Perth, and Scott Disley. General Lee has spars and rigging from NZ Rigging.... [more]
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2010 Podersdorf Surf World Cup - Frans on day 6
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
An early morning of explosive action allowed the born and bred styler from Bonaire, Taty Frans, to claim his crown in Austria... [more]
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ValenciaSailing talks to Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race
ValenciaSailing.com,
Leading European sailing website, www.valenciasailing.com have published an outstanding interview with Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race. ValenciaSailing don't pull any punches in this session and cover the state of entries; why the Billionaires aren't in the event; whether Alinghi will enter the race and much more:... [more]
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TEAMORGIN continues tradition with Salthouse Boatbuilders
Richard Gladwell,
When the Audi MedCup fleet crosses the start line for the first event Cascais, Portugal, next week, most eyes will be on the performance of TEAMORIGIN. The new TP52, helmed by triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, was launched from the Salthouse Boatbuilders yard in Auckland in March, during the 2010 Louis Vuitton Trophy. TEAM ORIGIN is the first venture into the white hot TP52 circuit... [more]
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Chicago Match Race Center - World Champions to help train CMRC members
CMRC Media,
Starting tomorrow through May 9th, two former ISAF World Champions will be at the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC) to train themselves and a select group of CMRC members in the techniques and tactics of match race sailing.... [more]
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Royal Yachting Association – New online CEVNI test goes live
Emma Slater / RYA,
It is now possible to take your CEVNI test online, anywhere, anytime through the RYA's new e-learning website; RYA Interactive.... [more]
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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race-No boat, no problem
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Whilst the majority of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race participants are fortunate enough to own their own boats, the Race also hosts numerous weekend charterers, some of whom may only have done a limited amount of cruising or racing and there are some who have never even set foot on a boat before.... [more]
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With 25 days to go, RS Feva joins the championship centurions!
Debbie Darling,
A landmark was reached today as the Feva class received its 100th entry for the Nationals. The Sekonda Nationals were already destined to be biggest Nationals yet for the class but to crack the 100 mark is still special. With 25 days yet to go who knows where it will end!... [more]
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Grand Prix Germany 2010 - Top Dragon sailors have already registered
Mal Events,
The Dragon Grand Prix Germany is the only Grade one event reserved exclusively for the dragon class without other classes competing at the same time. Moreover, the Dragon Grand Prix Germany will be the precursor for the 2011 European Championship also scheduled to be held at Boltenhagen/Baltic Sea.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day 15
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Team Finland, second behind Spirit of Australia in the overall standings, has climbed another rung on the leader board in the last 24 hours, nosing ahead of Edinburgh Inspiring Capital who has put in a solid performance on this race.... [more]
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Ten teams front for Louis Vuitton Trophy at La Maddalena, Sardinia
Louis Vuitton Trophy and WSTA Media,
The best sailors in the world will be in Italy later this month as Sardinia prepares to host 10 top sailing teams at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena from 22nd May through 6th June. Three Italian entries, including the host Mascalzone Latino Audi Team, Azzurra and Luna Rossa will be battling with teams such as the Defender of the America's Cup, BMW ORACLE Racing... [more]
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Jessica Watson: Keeping the Record Straight
Nancy Knudsen.,
As a publication for sailors, not the general public, it behoves us to be accurate about 'round the world' records. When Jessica sails into Sydney Harbour in May, she may have survived her voyage with bravery and skill, and be on her way to fame and fortune, but she will not have taken Jesse Martin's round-world record from him.... [more]
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Caribbean Challenge 2010 – Champagne sailing for all involved
Nautor's Swan,
The Swan fleet enjoyed champagne sailing at Antigua Sailing Week this year with moderate winds from the east to south-east and sparkling sunshine on the turquoise Caribbean waters. These conditions are every sailors dream and help to give the regatta its world class status.... [more]
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2010 Fireball Worlds - Two more bullets for Howarth and Townend
Noah Purves-Smith,
Boats with sail numbers not starting with GBR still haven't managed to crack the overall podium, but they are starting to reach the top three spots in individual races with Australian boats claiming second and third in race six.... [more]
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How big is a Finn sailor?
Robert Deaves,
At the end of 2009 the Finn class carried out a survey of its top sailors to accumulate data regarding the weight, height and age when they started sailing the Finn, to try and build a picture of the current fleet and to examine how these factors have changed over the years.... [more]
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Audi MedCup - A season long battle of Olympic proportions
Audi MedCup Circuit,
One week to go before the start of the 2010 Audi MedCup Circuit and, at Cascais and venues nearby, the battle is on for TP52 Series and GP42 Series crews to be absolutely in the best possible shape when they hit the start line for the first races of the new season.... [more]
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RC 44 Austria Cup – Only three points separate the top two!
MaxComm Communication,
The fight for the third place of the podium also proved superb, with four teams separated by one point ahead of the last race.... [more]
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Fireball Worlds 2010 - Britain's Howarth and Townend lead - results
Noah Purves-Smith,
Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend (GBR) continue to lead the 2010 Fireball Worlds after day two of racing. Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff (GBR) are in second place, while David Wade and Tim Saunders (GBR) climbed up the rankings to sit in third place.... [more]
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British Keelboat Academy Squad set to take on J80 National talent
Ellie Williamson,
A team of British Keelboat Academy's (BKA) Development Squad sailors will be pitting their skills against the UK's best J80 sailors at the end of the week (6-8th May) as they go head-to-head at the 2010 J80 National Championships held at Cardiff Bay Yacht Club.... [more]
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The 2010 Podersdorf Surf World Cup – PWA interviews five stars
Paul Griffiths / PWA,
With every hope that the forecast would be wrong, the event organisers were ready to release the frustrated freestylers out of their equipment tents and onto the lake at 0600.... [more]
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Chichester Open - Hot summer-style weather bookends damp spell
Debbie Darling,
Hot summer-style weather bookended a damp spell at Chichester. Brilliant race management got all four planned races in comfortably for the 27 boats on the line.... [more]
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RS Feva Open at Emsworth - Weather doesn't dampen spirits
Debbie Darling,
It was looking good, wind had gone north, and some rain came through, but not enough to dampen spirits. Tide was on the way in and the committee were confusing competitors by showing that there wasn't actually enough water by sticking hard aground in the channel 20 yards from the club.... [more]
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Royal Ocean Racing Club - Cervantes Trophy Race
Louay Habib,
A glorious spinnaker start saw the fleet out of the Solent but light airs beset the fleet mid-Channel before filling in to give the fleet a beat to the finish at Le Havre. “We are really delighted with our win and it was down to a very good effort by all of the team,”... [more]
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Royal Yachting Association-Battle ground set for Twiname Championships
Ellie Williamson,
After an extremely close battle last year, it was the South East Zone who claimed the winners glory, but that slate will be wiped clean with all to play for when the 2010 RYA Eric Twiname Championships take place at Rutland Sailing Club next weekend... [more]
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The Westward Cup Regatta preview – Glamour and history combined
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
A number of Big Class yacht owners have been personally invited to race against each other over 40-50 mile courses similar to those that these yachts or their predecessors will have sailed in those golden days of Big Class racing. It is still very much hoped that the 15 metre William Fife-designed Tuiga, built in 1909, will also make it to the start line.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day 14
Clipper Ventures PLC,
'Not long before dusk another white object was spotted on the horizon, but this time out to starboard. Being just out of range of the binoculars, speculation was rife that it was another yacht but with an hour to go until sched time we debated the possibilities.”... [more]
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World speed record holder l'Hydroptere relaunched in Lorient.
Guilain Grenier,
l'Hydroptere has been relaunched in Lorient (FRA,56) at Eric Tabarly Sailing City ahead of her European offshore sailing campaign this year.... [more]
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2010 Podersdorf Surf World Cup – PWA interviews Van Der Eyken and Rowe
Paul Griffiths / PWA,
When the one gust of the day did hit, the professionalism amongst the competitors was outstanding. With a chance that the competition could run at any moment an elite entourage of freestylers were on the water and ready to rock out their radical tricks.... [more]
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The Normandy Channel Race – The creation of a new sailing drive
Kate Jennings - Expression,
On Monday third of May 2010 a press conference was held in Caen to launch the Normandy Channel Race. All those who attended; racers, journalists, partners and the organisation team, were able to get together for the first time to discover Normandy's latest drive to encourage sailing in the region.... [more]
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British Super-Maxi in New York for attempt on Transatlantic record
Alex Mills,
ICAP Leopard, the 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Helical Bar PLC chief executive Mike Slade, is this week berthed in New York's bustling financial district as she prepares to launch her assault upon the west-to-east monohull transatlantic sailing record in the coming weeks.... [more]
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America's Cup teams to race at Cowes week 2010
Michelle Warner,
The 1851 Cup will bring together some of the world's greatest sailors at the world's largest sailing regatta and re-ignite and build interest in match racing in large yachts in British waters again.... [more]
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RC 44 Austria Cup – No wind brings RC 44 Championships to a halt
MaxComm Communication,
Lake Traunsee remained as flat as a mirror today, reflecting a grey and stationary sky. The sailors stayed on land all day, waiting for some wind. However Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio had no other choice than to call the day off at 3:30 PM.... [more]
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The Association of Big Class classic sailing yachts is founded
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
The owners and captains of the Big Class classic sailing yachts Cambria, Mariette, and Eleonora (founding Members) met on 26th March 2010 and agreed to found the Big Class Association (BCA). This Association has resulted from discussions held over recent years amongst the owners and captains of the large classic sailing yachts... [more]
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2010 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series - No stopping Bliksem
International Melges 32 Class Association,
The anticipated duel between Lalli and Taselaar continued as Bliksem stretched the right side of the first downwind leg, while Lalli sailed his own race and did not allow Taselaar to dictate his moves. Lalli took the lead at the first rounding, in front of Taselaar.... [more]
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The 2010 Podersdorf Surf World Cup – PWA stars entertain the masses
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Following head judge Duncan Coombe's dawn patrol; the hoards of spectators were treated to another full day of hanging out in the sun with the PWA's stars.... [more]
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British Teams Dominate Day 1 of Fireball Worlds
Noah Purves-Smith,
The leaderboard was filled with teams from Great Britain on day 1 of the 2010 Fireball World Championships. Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend continued their strong performance with another first in Race 1, while their compatriots Matt Findlay and Richard Anderton won Race 2. In fact, British teams held down the top 7 spots in Race 1.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day 13
Clipper Ventures PLC,
The challenges of keeping the boats going in the heat and lack of wind become more mental than physical as it requires every ounce of concentration during your time on watch to spot the slightest of breezes ruffling the surface of the ocean, and to be ready to use it to generate any degree of forward momentum for your team.... [more]
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America's Cup: TEAMORIGIN and BMW ORACLE Racing to sail at Cowes
Team Origin Media,
Britain's America's Cup team, TEAMORIGIN, is to race the US team BMW ORACLE Racing during Cowes Week (starts 31st July 2010) for a new trophy -The 1851 Cup. Sir Keith Mills, Team Principal of TEAMORIGIN, has invited the America's Cup holders, BMW ORACLE Racing, to Cowes this summer to compete in a match race tournament that will involve a race clockwise around the Island over the historic orig... [more]
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British Sea Cadet falls from Tallship Rigging
www.Sail-world.com,
Around 8:30pm on Sunday night, Britain's Solent Coastguard received a ‘Mayday' call from the Training Ship (TS) ‘Royalist' stating a member of their crew had fallen over the side of the ship at Stokes Bay, whilst they were at anchor.... [more]
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RC 44 Austria Cup - Four races for Sea Dubai
Dubai International Marine Club,
‘You see those puffy, really low clouds sitting by the mountain over there,' said Peter Regio, Principal race officer at twelve o'clock, ‘they haven't moved for the last three hours, it's not looking good right now,'... [more]
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Four teams on top of the RC 44 Austria Cup fleet race leader board
Bernard Schopfer,
The America's Cup team BMW ORACLE Racing has been in great form since the beginning of the year, and confirms it in the RC 44 Austria Cup. Indeed, USA 17 (Ian Vickers / John Kostecki) and USA 18 (Larry Ellison / Russell Coutts) share the lead at the end of day one of the fleet regatta, ahead of Pieter Heerema's No Way Back and Igor Lah's Ceeref.... [more]
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Queen Mary Laser Open 2010 - Law wins Jan Werner Memorial Trophy
Rupert Bedell,
A record 52 full-rig Lasers competed for the Jan Werner memorial trophy at the 2010 Queen Mary Laser Open, making this easily the best attended Laser UK club regatta this year.... [more]
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Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend Win Fireball International Week
Noah Purves-Smith,
Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend have won the 2010 Fireball International Week regatta with two first place finishes on the final day of racing. Chips described the racing as picture perfect conditions – a strong breeze, warm water, nice waves, sunshine, and enough shifts to make the racing tactically challengi... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day twelve
Clipper Ventures PLC,
With every day that passes the humidity levels are increasing as the mercury on the thermometer rises, and this is making life on-board uncomfortable for all the crews. Jenner reports that on Qingdao the nav station is now being referred to as the 'nav oven.'... [more]
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The 2010 Podersdorf Surf World Cup – Day two
PWA,
The huge crowds hung out on the beach in the blazing hot sun with the world's best freestylers until late in the afternoon when the young Belgian, Steven Van Broeckhoven (F2, Gaastra), decided to put on a show for them. After being towed along the shore at full speed behind a jet ski, he let go of the towrope, and threw himself round a perfect ponch on the glassy lake. On his next attempt, he... [more]
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2010 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series, Scarlino - Taselaar takes lead
International Melges 32 Class Association,
Pieter Taselaar, reigning World Champion is in front of 17-strong Melges 32 fleet after six races completed in Scarlino. He has officially pierced the heart of the fleet, which seems, at this point seems customary to see him grabbing the best scores placing him atop the leader board at the 2010 Audi Sailing Series.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: 34th America's Cup - Just do it!
Richard Gladwell,
The Media Conference next week in Rome is now expected to set the timelines and procedure for the consultative process, which will be a forerunner to the Protocol and opening of the entry window for the 34th America's Cup. That probably points to a Match date in 2014, venue will likely be San Francisco, as the mood seems to favour a home stadium option. Boat - probably a monohull in the 70... [more]
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Moored sailor sparks massive Coastguard search
Maritime Coastguard Agency/Sail-World,
In a call that echoes the sentiments of Coastguards round the world, an officer of the Thames Coastguard has pleaded with all sailors to set out with a working VHF, navigation equipment, up-to-date charts, flares and life saving equipment... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 San Francisco to Panama – Day eleven
Clipper Ventures PLC,
This leg of the Clipper Race was predicted to deliver some very light conditions as the teams headed south, and although the majority have had their fair share of the light stuff, all are making good progress towards Panama.... [more]
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Bermuda International Invitational - Snyder takes J24's
Talbot Wilson,
Scott Snyder from Colorado was the only international winner in all five classes. He and his crew from Colorado and New York took first place in the J24 Class.... [more]
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Bermuda International Invitational - Vezina wins tight finish
Talbot Wilson,
Bermuda International Invitational - The Etchells Class went down to the wire. Tim Patton led Martin Vezina by a single point going into the final two races. Vezina got two second places and Patton took two thirds.... [more]
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Bermuda International Invitational - Simmons earns a hat trick
Talbot Wilson,
Bermuda's ace IOD skipper, Eugene “Penny” Simmons, had no mercy for visiting competitors as he made a clean sweep of the winner's silver and gold in the IOD Class.... [more]
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Land Ho! Plastiki Makes 1st Landfall!
www.Pressure-Drop.US,
The Plastiki has reached its first stop off after 39 days at sea! Having travelled from San Francisco, covering 3600 nautical miles, the crew are overjoyed to reach dry land, not to mention excited for the chance to sleep in a real bed that doesn't rock and roll all night!... [more]
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