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With Memorial Day freshly astern, sailing is finally in full swing.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, an unseasonably cloudy and wet spring (even by our standards) has added a soggy factor to local sailing, but it certainly didn't deter the nearly 170 boats from racing in last week's Swiftsure International Yacht Race.

This flagship event, put on by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, runs a series of races from Victoria, British Columbia. Having sailed aboard John McPhail's well-rigged and well-sailed J/160, JAM, I can report that the race was cold, wet, and full of wind and tidal-driven starts and stops, but a classic distance race nonetheless.

David Schmidt JAM helm  

On the east coast, sailors encountered a windier-than-average Figawi Race, which serves as New England's tradition start-of-summer sailing affair. Now, East Coast sailors have exactly 10 days left until the start of the Newport-Bermuda Race, the biggest and most-important distance race on the east coast. Already, some 185 boats are registered, and in Newport excitement levels are ramping up as boats and sailors arrive from points abroad.

On the international and grand-prix levels, it's been an engaging week as well. The mighty ICAP Leopard 3, Mike Slade's 30-meter Farr-designed super maxi, was denied her record for the fastest boat across the Atlantic ('competing' in the powered-winch category) due to lighter-than-anticipated winds. And in La Maddalena, Sardinia, Team New Zealand enjoyed a hat trick come-from-behind win over Synergy to take the La Maddalena Louis Vuitton Cup.

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Fair winds and following seas,


David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor



Sail-World.com expands in North America with U.S. Editor David Schmidt
Jeni Bone MarineBusiness-World.com,
The Sail-World network of sailing news sites worldwide continues to strengthen with the appointment of Seattle based, Sail-World USA Editor, David Schmidt.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Thriller in La Maddalena goes down to the wire
Louis Vuitton Media annd Sail-World,
After being two races down, on match point, and trailing mid-way through the third race, Emirates Team New Zealand came back from the dead to win the Louis Vuitton Trophy in an action-packed afternoon of match race sailing. The New Zealand crew, winners of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland in February, prevailed 3-2 against the Synergy Russian Sailing Team, who won the first race of the day to... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ win Louis Vuitton Trophy at La Maddalena
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team NZ have won their third Louis Vuitton sailed off La Maddalena, Sardinia. The New Zealand team came from behind at 2-0 to win three races and take the trophy in the best of five series.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Bermuda ready for Newport invasion
Talbot Wilson,
Newport Bermuda Race 2010: Later this month more than 190 yachts will set sail from Newport, Rhode Island carrying about 2000 sailors to Bermuda's shores in the biennial Island invasion called the Newport Bermuda Race. Over that same weekend flights to the Island will be chock full of families, friends and return crews to bring the total invasion force to about 6,000 people, guests of Bermuda.... [more]
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ICAP Leopard 3 Translantic Record attempt - No wind, no record
ICAP Leopard 3 Captains Blog,
ICAP Leopard 3 Monohull Transatlantic Speed Record attempt: plagued by the lack of wind. 'I am afraid whichever way we look at our situation we have next to zero wind and are going nowhere, let alone fast. Despite a great days sail yesterday at around 02.00hrs this morning the mighty wind gods switched the fan off for us and left us wallowing around with 420 odd Nm to the finish at lands end.'... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - European Championship final results
Frank Quealey,
Australia's Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and newly recruited member of the Gotta Love It 7 team Scott Babbage, dominated the European 18ft Skiff Championship, which was sailed at Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy over the past week.... [more]
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Canfield wins Chicago Open A Regatta
CMRC media,
Recently crowned Collegiate National Champion Taylor Canfield and his crew of Charlie Enright, Matt Clark, and Tod Reynolds excelled in the shifty conditions to win the regatta. The Open 'B' Regatta starts tomorrow. Conditions in the morning today were not at all that promising, with flat calm and heavy rain forcing a three-hour postponement ashore until the skies cleared and a light westerly fill... [more]
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BoatUS Santa Maria Cup - A bronze for Team Tunnicliffe
Team Tunnicliffe,
BoatUS Santa Maria Cup and Team Tunnicliffe came home with a bronze medal after winning the petit-finals 2-0 over Sally Barkow. The first race of the petit finals was close and exciting. We led around the top mark by about one boat length and gybed early.... [more]
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Chicago Open A Regatta - Final four revealed in ISAF Grade three event
CMRC Media,
Chicago Open A Regatta: After a spirited day of racing in breeze ranging widely from six to 23 knots, Taylor Canfield, Steve Lowery, Guy Mossman, and Don Wilson have all won their Quarter-Final matches to advance to the Semi-Finals tomorrow in the Chicago Match Race Center's (CMRC) Chicago Open A Regatta.... [more]
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Last Chance to win to win a PredictWind Professional subscription
Richard Gladwell,
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! COMPETITION CLOSES SOON!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind's Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition.... [more]
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South Carolina Maritime Foundation needs your support
SCMF,
The South Carolina Maritime Foundation is proud to offer the second annual 21st Century Spirit Ocean Adventure dropout-prevention program for 40 rising ninth grade students in Charleston County.... [more]
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Etchells North American Championship welcomed by San Diego Etchells
Kimberly Kruger,
San Diego Etchells Fleet 13 has long been a strong and competitive entourage of talented yachtsmen and women including previous Etchells Worlds winners Bill Hardesty, Vince Brun, and Dennis Conner, among others. You can expect all of the elite to be out on the course battling for the 2010 North American Championship.... [more]
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Chicago Match Race Center's unique 2-for-1
CMRC,
Chicago Match Race Center's unique 2-for-1 match race sailing. The consecutive events are an innovation designed to maximize the opportunity for participating teams to do a lot of match race sailing in one trip to Chicago, as well as to earn double the Grade 3 points for the ISAF's World Ranking list for match race sailing.... [more]
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BoatUS Santa Maria Cup - Hot but good day for Team Tunnicliffe
Team Tunnicliffe,
BoatUS Santa Maria Cup. It was another hot day on the Chesapeake today for the second day of racing. The wind took a while to fill in this morning as the north westerly gradient fought hard to come in. Eventually, it gave in to the sea breeze and we moved the race course out towards the mouth of the Severn River.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Richard and Minoprio top entry list
Talbot Wilson,
Argo Group Gold Cup - French Match Racing Team Skipper Mathieu Richard and Adam Minoprio of Black Match Racing lead the field of entries.... [more]
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ICSA/Gill National Championship - Boston College wins
Jan Harley,
ICSA/Gill National Championship - The championship is the focal point of the college sailing year, and its coveted title has been won by 19 schools.... [more]
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Sea Scout 'Ship' Minnow earns BoatUS flagship award
BoatUS,
A Sea Scout unit with the diminutive name Minnow, is the winner of Sea Scouting's biggest recognition, the BoatUS Flagship Award for 2010. The unit, Ship 1659 , Minnow, serves youth in the Houston area and maintains a fleet of no less than six cruising sailboats at South Shore Harbor Marina on Clear Lake in Kemah, Texas.... [more]
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Newport to Bermuda - Five Bermuda skippers entered in race
Colin Thompson,
Newport to Bermuda veteran sailors Colin Couper and Paul Hubbard will be back to defend their respective class and divisional titles this year. The pair are among the five Bermuda skippers that have registered for this month's biennial 635 nautical mile ocean crossing from Newport, Rhode Island to St. David's Head Bermuda.... [more]
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ICSA/GILL National Championship – Weather hampers racing
Jan Harley,
ICSA/Gill National Championship saw conditions all over the place on day two of the competition. There was a light breeze from the WNW when the first race got underway that climbed up to six knots, and then clocked around to north and then east before a severe thunderstorm warning – indicating the possibility of golf ball-sized hail and damaging winds... [more]
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Interview - Andy Horton, Star Sailor on the Olympic campaign trail
US Sailing,
Interview with USSTAG's Andy Horton, Star class sailor. After winning a bronze medal at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Andy Horton talked to US SAILING about what he likes most about sailing Stars, what he's doing differently in this Olympic campaign, and shares some key tricks of the trade for all sailors and athletes alike.... [more]
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Six Boating Safety Tips from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States,
On waterways across the country, boating season begins this week. To help boaters and anglers brush up on their boating safety, the BoatUS Foundation has these six tips.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 2 June
ISAF,
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 2 June have been released.... [more]
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