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Welcome to Sail-World.com's USA newsletter for 30 May 2010.
Three US sailors/crews have finished on the top five in two events in the World Sailing Cup's DeltaLloyd Regatta sailed in Medemblijk, Netherlands. In the Finn, Olympic Silver medalist, Zach Railey finised 5th overall. And in the Stars, three US crews finished in the top seven, with Andy Horton and James Lyne winning the Bronze medal. We have daily reports from the regatta in this edition, along with some great images.
There has been plenty of action in the Louis Vuitton Trophy at La Maddalena with BMW Oracle Racing's on again off again, we'll give you redress, no we won't race with Emirates Team NZ, finally being resolved - again amidst controversy. We have the saga stream from the excellent BMW Oracle Racing Blog, in this edition.
The video cameras are now running at La Maddalena producing some high class coverage and outstanding images from this spectacular venue. Don't miss the live action.
Click on the SailTV story at the top of the www.sail-world.com site to see the live action from Sardina.
Yesterday afternoon, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron christened a new fleet of Elliott 7 Metre yachts, outside its clubrooms in Westhaven. The launch is third generation of yachts for the Lion Foundation Youth Training program, which is now in its 25th year. We have images and some background on the program, which has produced four teams currently competing on the world match racing circuits, including the current World Match Race Tour champion. Many ask why New Zealanders have been so dominant in America's Cup sailing? This program is the single answer, and can be implemented by any sizeable yacht club with a mind to lay a foundation for its future.
Emirates Team New Zealand leads BMW Oracle Racing (USA) down the first run of their re match. Louis Vuitton Trophy, La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy. 30/5/2010 Chris Cameron/ETNZ
In our last edition we commented on the stand taken by two ISAF officials, Harold Bennett (IRO-NZL) and boat skipper Paco Quinonero (IU - ESP), in proceeding with the start Race 2 of the 33rd America's Cup. Full credit should also be given to Pascal Monet (SUI) a recently lapsed ISAF International Race Officer (did not renew in 2009). Monet was probably in the most difficult position of the those who did continue with the PRO-ordered start. As he was no longer subject to ISAF sanction, it would have been easy for the Swiss national to side with his compatriots in stalling the start for beyond the 1630hrs deadline, but did not do so. While he may face some opprobrium back in his home country as a result, in international sailing circles at least, Monet as with the other two, can walk with his head high knowing that he acted correctly and honorably in a very difficult situation.
Anyone for multihulls in the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco? Ecover racing next the shore - Day 3, Sète - Extreme Sailing Series - Sete Vincent Curutchet/DPPI/OC Events
Also in our last edition we reported on the passing of Reg White, one of the legends of multihull sailing. In this edition we have an excellent obituary on Reg, by his long standing friend and fellow multihull sailor Bob Fisher. When we asked Bob how long he had known Reg, Bob replied 'we were in our prams together!'.
It's a great tribute to one of the great people of sailing, by one of his great friends.
Don't miss your opportunity to win one of ten copies of PredictWind, the world's leading wind and weather forecasting system developed for sailors - whether racing or cruising. Also have a look at the latest release on www.predictwind.com which features some great new features, to significantly improve the use and information that can be obtained from what was already an outstanding application.
Y flags at 10 paces in the BMW Oracle Racing match against ETNZ in the Louis Vuitton Trophy Chris Cameron/ETNZ
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Horton and Lyne Star Bronze medal winners Marni Lane, Delta Lloyd Regatta update: US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics' (USSTAG) Andy Horton (S. Burlington, Vt.) and James Lyne (Granville, Vt.) won a bronze medal in the 16-boat Star class at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, the fifth International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup event in the 2009-2010 series.... [more] Share this story
ICAP Leopard begins Transatlantic Record Attempt Pitch PR, ICAP Leopard has started her 2,925 nautical mile monohull transatlantic speed record attempt. Starting in 15 knots of wind, ICAP Leopard will head north to hook into a weather system developing over Nova Scotia this weekend.... [more] Share this story
Olympic Gold medalist dies with his sea boots on Bob Fisher, Reg White, who has died aged 74, was a universally loved and respected sailor. An Olympic gold medallist and multi-world champion, his prowess in catamarans was legendary, but he was just as much at home in his clinker-built (fibreglass) 18-foot Brightlingsea One-Design, the boat he was sailing when he suffered the heart attack which proved terminal. He died with his sea boots on.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Alinghi boss appointed CEO of Team Origin Team Origin Media and Sail-World, The announcement by TeamOrigin of the appointment of a new CEO, following the conclusion of the last America's Cup match in February, and the start of the next Cup cycle, will surprise many. Last week TEAMORIGIN announced that it would be strengthening its management team as it ramps up its operations as it heads towards the 34th America's Cup, following the ousting of Team Director, Mike Sanders... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series Europe: Groupe Edmond de Rothschild unstoppable OC Events, Extreme Sailing Series Europe. Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, skippered by Yann Guichard, proved to be unstoppable, claiming overall victory after 20 races over the four-day event... [more] Share this story
SailTV: Louis Vuitton Trophy - Live and Replay Sail-World, See live and replay coverage of the second round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy at La Maddalena, Sardinia. The event is now being covered with video and we are seeing some spectacular images. Live and replay coverage of the second event on the World Match Race tour, German Match Race, at Lake Constance is also available from the same menu, along with the Audi MedCup from Cascais.... [more] Share this story
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Exciting final day in the Netherlands Corrine Mckenzie, Delta Lloyd Regatta – Final day update: It was an exciting last day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010. The breeze picked up to about 15-18 knots, sometimes gusting up to 20 knots during the match race finals. The remaining six Medal Races were sailed and Le Berre and Mcgregor had a close battle for the match racing title, won by the French trio.... [more] Share this story
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Finn Drama, comebacks, excitement, wind and rain Robert Deaves, Delta Lloyd Regatta update: Drama, comebacks, excitement, wind and rain - the Finn medal race at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands had it all. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) fought back from the tail end of the fleet to retain the overall lead and win his first Sailing World Cup event of the year.... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10 – Jamaica to New York - Neck and neck racing Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10 update: Neck and neck racing to the Scoring Gate provided some anxious moments for those on board the leading four boats as they closed in on the points prizes on offer. For Edinburgh Inspiring Capital, their hard work was rewarded with their first Scoring Gate point of the Clipper 09-10 campaign, having come tantalisingly close several times in previous races.... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy: Emirates Team NZ win before racing called off Warren Douglas and Sail-World, Dean Barker won his re-match against BMW Oracle Racing in fine style on Sunday, forcing a red-flag penalty just before the third mark that decided the outcome of the match. BMW Oracle took the penalty immediately but the umpires ruled that they had not completed the turn.... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy: On again, off again saga with BMWOR and ETNZ BMW Oracle Racing Blog, BMW Oracle Racing's Blogsite reports on the on again, off again saga between Emirates Team NZ and the America's Cup Defenders, as they go in an out of the Jury Room over the decision to resail the Flight 2 race in which the New Zealanders were initially penalised for carrying insufficient forestay tension.... [more] Share this story
Puerto Rico Vela Cup 2010 images from Leighton O'Connor Sail-World and Leighton O'Connor, Puerto Rico Vela Cup has provided many exciting moments among sailing and sea enthusiasts. After racing a circuit in the Caribbean, the world of sailing came to Puerto Rico for the Vela Cup which is now in its final day of sailing. We have images supplied by Leighton O'Connor of the action in this year's event. Enjoy!... [more] Share this story
RNZYS launches third generation of Youth Training program yachts Richard Gladwell, The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron launched the new fleet of 10 Elliott 7's on Sunday afternoon at a ceremony at Westhaven. Built by Yachting Developments the funding for the building program came from a number of corporate sponsors, marine industry sponsors, ASB Trust, the Lion Foundation, and contributions to RNZYS from Louis Vuitton... [more] Share this story
European 18ft Skiff Championship – Aussies heads entry list Frank Quealey, European 18ft Skiff Championship begins at Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy today. A fleet of 13 teams representing seven countries will contest the championship.... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy – Artemis take on Azzurra and Synergy Paul Cayard, Louis Vuitton Trophy in La Maddalena was all on today. Six matches were scheduled for today, two of which included Artemis. First we were up against the Italians onboard Azzurra, in their home waters, immediately followed by Synergy. The Russian team has shown remarkable improvement since Auckland and as of last night was tied for first.... [more] Share this story
Delta Lloyd - Images from Medemblik: Sander van der Borch Sander van der Borch, Top international photographer, Sander van den Borsch, is at the DeltaLloyd Regatta at Medemblijk, Netherlands and presents the second of two galleries of images from the fifth round of the ISAF World Cup of Sailing... [more] Share this story
Delta Lloyd Regatta Finn class day four: Five way battle for the title Robert Deaves, Finn Focus at the Delta Lloyd Regatta on day four. A day of shifty, moderate winds brought high and low scores across the board. The first race of the day, race six, went to Ed Wright from Rafa Trujillo and Zach Railey.... [more] Share this story
Delta Lloyd Regatta - 470 Mens, 470 Womens and Star Champions crowned Corrine Mckenzie, Delta Lloyd Regatta 2010 crowned three champions on Saturday May 29 the 470 Mens, 570 Womens and the Star class winners.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series Europe - Last but still first OC Events, Extreme Sailing Series Europe, Sète, Day 3 - Three teams are in control at the top of the leaderboard. Plenty of close combat resulted in a number of penalties and collisions. The winds shifts proved costly for many, at the same time the stronger gusts gave the crowds what they love - massive acceleration and flying hulls.... [more] Share this story
Images from Medemblik: Sander van den Borch at the DeltaLloyd - 1 Sander van der Borch, Top international photographer, Sander van den Borsch, is at the DeltaLloyd Regatta at Medemblijk, Netherlands and presents the first of two galleries of images from the fifth round of the ISAF World Cup of Sailing... [more] Share this story
Confident win for TeamOrigin on Day 8 of Louis Vuitton Trophy Leslie Greenhalgh and Sail-World, TEAMORIGIN was back on the water today and took on the world class Italian team of Luna Rossa with Ed Baird on the helm, Torben Grael as tactician and Robert Scheidt as strategist. Marcus Hutchinson, TEAMORIGIN, was 18th man today and was linked up to the live commentary throughout the race – an added bonus for the fans following the race action live.... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy: Field tightens at La Maddalena on Day 8 Louis Vuitton Trophy and WSTA Media, Just one point separates the top five boats at the Louis Vuitton Trophy after an eventful program of five races sailed today in fresh breezes off Sardinia, Italy. With two days' competition remaining in the round robin, the pressure began to tell in strong winds this afternoon as Sweden's Artemis broke a gennaker pole and shredded a gennaker, and a jib began to self-destruct on Emirates TNZ.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Capri Sailing Week images by Carlo Borlenghi Carlo Borlenghi & Sail-World, Rolex Capri Sailing week had a very successful introduction in 2005. This week the event returns to Capri providing competition for the Mediterranean racing season. Carlo Borlenghi is there and has provided some stunning images.... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10–Jamaica to New York: Scoring Gate draws closer for fleet Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10 update: Today has brought some respite for the teams as the wind has filled in, not only allowing steady progress north but also providing a cooling breeze which has brought some relief from the tropical heat.... [more] Share this story
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