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 05 Jul 2010
 


29ers, Kieler Woche, Optis, Baltic Week and more

Welcome to Sail-World.com's Europe newsletter.

What a summer of sailing!

The 29er European Championships have just concluded, Claire Leroy (France) won the Portimao Portugal Women's Cup, the winners were decided at the RS:X Open Youth European Championships, there was ultra hot competition at Rolex Baltic Week and the Platu 25 Spanish Champions were crowned.

The Vuelta a España a Vela, Round Spain race, completed with Safran victorious, we have reports and images from the Sardinia Cup, the Dragons Edingburgh Cup and the PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup 2010.

And be sure to catch up on all the latest news from the 34th America's Cup.

Of course there is much more in this week's edition.


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Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta is to be held in Alicante, Spain from 1st to 5th November 2011. The event will include a full racing schedule. As part of a rich programme of events, which will include a regatta prizegiving and a host of social events in the week running up to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.... [more]
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RS:X European Championships day three
RS:X Class Blog,
RS:X European Championships day three. Shahar Zubari [ISR] carried on where he left off yesterday posting a bullet in the first race but he slipped in the second. The Women's first start of the day was 'generalled' and launched again under a black flag with one sailor being 'BFDed' - disqualified for being over the start line early - Then the second race was black flagged with no fewer than seven... [more]
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Charlie Barr's Atlantic record holder to sail later this week
Compiled by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
Pierre Alain Varreon presents some images of Atlantic schooner, the three masted replica of the 1905 Atlantic record holder with Charlie Barr. The record lasted for 93 years until 1980 when Eric Tabarly crushed it with Paul Ricard the foiled trimaran.... [more]
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Optimist European Championship – No dominance after day three
IODA,
Optimist European Championship update: After a postponement in the morning due to lack of wind, the fleets were sent to the water at 1500, when the breeze had finally settled. Each group (boys with 146 sailors and girls with 101) completed two races according to schedule.... [more]
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Warnemuender Woche - Laser Europa Cup underway
Warnemuender Woche,
Warnemuender Woche day 2. The Laser Europa Cup is underway. The Heads of the Racing Committees could start their races on 12 different race tracks on Sunday just as they had planned it. The grand finale happened offshore Markgrafenheide, where the Northern Champion of the Dragon boat class had been determined.... [more]
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2010 PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup – Event Summary
Paul Griffiths,
After four days of testing conditions in the perfect freestyle playground of Lanzarote, three times world champion Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo (Fanatic, North) and two times world champion Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard, Vandal) raise the silverware at the first stop of the PWA Canaries tour.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championships - A breezy welcome to Largs
Andi Robertson,
Laser Radial World Championships. A full 18-25 knots of south westerly breeze Friday and Saturday gave the growing number of international athletes a challenging taste of the upper wind ranges, as well as the chilly Clyde waters as more and more Laser Radial sailors familiarise themselves with the race areas.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week 2010 winners crowned
Andreas Kling,
Rolex Baltic Week 2010 winners have been crowned. On the final day of Rolex Baltic Week all racing took place on the inner fjord, with perfect Mediterranean sailing conditions. The fleet raced in light 6-9 knot northerlies, with some light patches and 25-degree windshifts to keep the skippers on their toes.... [more]
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Hi from Gdynia, Poland – the site of the 2010 49er Europeans
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke,
NZL Sailing Team members, Blair Tuke and Peter Burling report from the 49er Europeans in Gdynia, Poland: Boat measuring is all done with our regatta racing starting late tonight, Monday NZ time. Racing finishes on the 10th July. The huge NZ flag on the top of our 49er mainsail looks great. We have had an excellent week of light wind pre regatta training – all under... [more]
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49er European Championship - 2010 preview
Jerelyn Biehl,
49er European Championship is set to take place in Gdynia, Poland, with racing to begin July 6. Champions and aspiring Olympians are all in attendance.... [more]
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Byte European Championship - Gallo holds on day 3
European Byte Championship,
European Byte CII Championship at Fraglia Vela Riva, day three: Three legs were raced today with winds of 15 knots which brings to date nine races completed with one day of competition remaining.... [more]
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RSX European Windsurfing Championships – Abnormally hot in Europe
RS:X Europeans Blog,
It felt a bit like ground hog day. We started last week at the RS:X Youth European Windsurfing Champs with a no wind day. The sea was like glass this morning. It was super hot. Abnormally hot. Racers were tucking themselves into what shade they could find beneath the trees, under board racks, just about anywhere where they could chill out and wait, and wait, and wait.... [more]
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Portimao Portugal Women's Cup - Unbeatable Leroy
Portimao Portugal Women's Cup,
Portimao Portugal Women´s Cup. After a stunning Round Robin with 15 victories and one defeat, the French skipper kept her excellent performance on the final race winning by 3 - 0.... [more]
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Warnemuender Woche - First race winners
Warnemuender Woche,
The opening of the 73rd Warnemuender Woche was hot and atmospheric, 120 000 people in the audience. Sailors had to be patient; racing was cancelled for some classes, others experienced significant delays.... [more]
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European Byte Championship day 2 - Gallo leads
European Byte Championship,
Marco Gallo increases his lead and Marco Benini closes in on the podium: he is third of the Europeans. Still in second place is Marti of Spain.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week - 6mR Sterling Cup stays in Kiel
Andreas Kling,
Rolex Baltic Week day three and Kiel in northern Germany was bathed in Caribbean conditions with temperatures soaring to over 32 degrees C. The Modern 8-Metre YQuem II (Switzerland) maintained her flawless scoresheet with three more wins today to claim the Euro Cup title with a day to spare.... [more]
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A-Cat Worlds 2010 - Full Results and more pictures
Sail-World.com,
Here are the final results and images from the Presentation of the 2010 A Class Catamaran World. Australia's Glenn Ashby has taken out his seventh A Class World Championships, on the Adriatic in Cesenatico Italy, from a fleet of 100 entries. Ashby won from current Australian A Cat champion Steve Brewin and in third place was Darwin sailor Jack Benson, who this week will be crewing for Brewin at th... [more]
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Sardinia Cup - Germany wins 2010 ISAF Offshore titles
Jill Campbell,
Sardinia Cup 2010 – ISAF Offshore Team World Championship. Team Germany has taken victory in the Audi Sardinia Cup 2010 – ISAF Offshore Team World Championship from Italy and USA.... [more]
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29er Europeans – Dutch hold on after Day 3
Jerelyn Biehl,
29er Europeans - Annemiek Bekkering and Kaj Bocker of the Netherlands had a tough day on the course with three races held for the opening of the finals for the 29er Europeans.... [more]
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Hit in the face with the boom - dramatic rescue
Sail-World Cruising,
This photo of a rescue in action was taken during a Medevac operation on the Atlantic Ocean after a swinging boom caused a crewman a severe injury. Helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod was called to the rescue by the yacht Bombardino off the coast of Massachussets this week. A satellite phone was used for the rescue call.... [more]
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Platu 25 Spanish Championship - Worlds prelude
Sabrina Bonaiti,
Platu 25 Spanish Championship, Barcelona 24th to 27th June 2010. Bribón-Movistar secured very good results: three first places, a second, two third place, more than enough to conquer the higher step of the podium.... [more]
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44th Annual Governor's Cup Teams are announced
Nancy Mellon,
Balboa Yacht Club's 44th annual Governor's Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship will take place July 20 to 25, 2010. The event features the best young match racing talent from all over the world. The racing will be held in the afternoons from Wednesday through Sunday in the ocean near the Newport Pier in Newport Beach, California. The round robin format of two boats racing against e... [more]
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Portimao Portugal Women's Cup - Leroy dominates Round Robin
Sail-World.com,
Portimão Portugal Women's Cup. Claire Leroy continues to dominate the event and lost only one flight to Danish skipper Camilla Ulrikkeholm on her way throught to the final, to be sailed tomorrow.... [more]
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RS:X Open Youth European Windsurfing Championships - Winners decided
RS:X Europeans blog,
RS:X Open Youth European Windsurfing Championships final day.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup day three - Wind plays havoc
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup day three. The world's top tricksters awoke to an overcast sky this morning, which frustratingly halted any thermal effects from boosting the usually consistent trade winds to a suitable level for competition until late in the evening.... [more]
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup - One race, one point
Fiona Brown,
Dragon Edinburgh Cup - The Solent is always a challenging place to sail and that was never truer than for this morning's fifth race with a massive wind shift on the first beat and then a thrilling second beat that shuffled the pack once again.... [more]
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High Performance Mono and Multihull rules written for America's Cup
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
The Defender of the America's Cup, Golden Gate Yacht Club has announced that Rating rule authorities in America and Britain have been commissioned to draft the rules for the next generation of America's Cup yacht. In asking US SAILING and the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Seahorse Rating affiliate to write the rules, BMW ORACLE Racing and Golden Gate Yacht Club, winner of the 33rd America's Cup las... [more]
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29er Europeans 2010 –Day 2 - Dutch retain lead from Kiwis
Jerelyn Biehl,
29er Europeans 2010 - Annemiek Bekkering and Kaj Bocker of the Netherlands continued their winning ways to stay at the top of the fleet after qualifying has ended.... [more]
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A-Class Worlds 2010 – Ashby wins seventh World Championship
Sail-World.com,
This afternoon Australia's Glenn Ashby has taken out his seventh A Class World Championships, on the Adriatic in Cesenatico Italy from a fleet of 100 entries.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week - Ultra hot competition for the Metre Classes
Andreas Kling / Regattanews.com,
Rolex Baltic Week, day two and the Metre classes are proving that age is no barrier to ultra-close racing. There's a dead-heat for the headline act, with three boats tied on equal points for the Robbe & Berking 12mR Sterling Cup, whilst Friday's (2 July) podium positions for the six-metres were once again split between five boats in the fleet.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week – The love of the Eights
Andreas Kling / Regattanews.com,
Rolex Baltic Week update from Kiel, Germany: There must be something very special about sailing an Eight; special enough to inspire a family from Japan to have a new yacht built from old drawings in Portugal, and then travel to Europe once a year to take part in eight-metre racing.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts' School Days
Compiled by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
'You don't have to be a good Optimist sailor to be a good sailor,' Coutts told the assembled sailors. 'When I was growing up in New Zealand I used to read about the races in Newport, but never thought I'd get the chance to compete. I also never dreamed of visiting the White House and meeting the President of the United States. It just shows what you can accomplish with hard work and dedication... [more]
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The Tirpitz goes yacht racing
Guy Nowell, Editor Sail-World Asia + Photographer,
What on earth is going on here? What's the strange blocky pattern on Chris Opielok's Rockall 3, seen here competing in the recent RORC IRC Nationals in the Solent, sailing under Hong Kong colours?... [more]
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2010 Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Two wins for the Irish on day two
Fiona Brown,
Irish eyes were smiling on day two of the 2010 Dragon Edinburgh Cup, supported by Aberdeen Asset Management, as Simon Brien, sailing IRL212 Kin with Stephen Milne and David Gomes, won race three and Andrew Craig, sailing IRL192 Chimaera with Mark Pettitt and Brian Matthews, won race four of the six race series.... [more]
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2010 29er European Championship – Day 1 of the qualifying series
Jerelyn Biehl,
Conditions on Day 1 of the qualifying series couldn't have been better for the first day of sailing off Costa Brava, Spain for the 29er fleet... [more]
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2010 PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup - Day Two
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Soltysiak sails the heat of his life whilst Offringa calmly collects her pass to the final in an awesome afternoon of action off the sun kissed Canarian coastline.... [more]
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Sardinia Cup ISAF Offshore Team World Championship day three
Jill Campbell,
Audi Sardinia Cup – ISAF Offshore Team World Championship. Today's race was the only coastal one scheduled for the event and took the fleet north through the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago to round Monaci island and down to the shortened finish at Mortoriotto island. The race started in approximately 7-8 knots of northerly breeze which had fallen to approximately five knots and shifted to... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week day one tactically challenging for some
Andreas Kling,
Rolex Baltic Week 2010. For the 12- and 6-Metre teams racing closer to shore for the Robbe & Berking mR Sterling Cup it was a tough day tactically. The six show-stopping Twelves began their Sterling Cup contest. The 8-Metres, racing for their Euro Cup, enjoyed the best of the conditions on the opening day (1 July) out on the outer course of the Kieler Fjord.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week - As if time had stood still for a century
Andreas Kling / Regattanews.com,
Rolex Baltic Week report from Kiel, Germany: Racing in the Olympics remains a dream to most sailors, sailing the America's Cup is an honour equivalent to being awarded a knighthood, and being crowned by success in both of these events is within the realms of possibility for a very few chosen athletes.... [more]
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Sardinia Cup 2010 - Images from day six
Max Ranchi,
Audi sardinia Cup is well under-way and again Max Ranchi has provided some amazing imagery for your pleasure. Enjoy!... [more]
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RS:X Open Youth Europeans – Battle for medals hotting up in Sopot
Rory Ramsden,
RS:X Open Youth European Championship is currently under-way in Sopot, Poland and with the youth men's groups now set in gold, silver and bronze and a tough battle developing in the youth women's fleet, the race for medals at the RS:X Open Youth European Championships is getting hot.... [more]
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Round Spain Race victory to Safran
Soazig Guého,
Round Spain Race. Safran, the big grey and orange monohull sailed by Marc Guillemot and his crew took second place in the sixth and final leg. This final leg between Palma de Majorca and Barcelona offered the lightest winds and was therefore the slowest race in the event, but was also one of the most hotly contested.... [more]
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Brest Classic Week – 1967 winner to take part in the 2010 event
Brest Classic Week Media,
Brest classic Week 2010 will see Pen Duick III take part in the event, becoming one of its top attractions. Originally, Pen Duick was set to take part, but following a broken top mast, the owner decided to pull out, later making the decision to enter Pen Duick III, who won several high profile races in 1967, including the Sydney Hobart race.... [more]
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Dragon World Champion leads after day 1
Fiona Brown,
Dragon Edinburgh Cup. It was cut and thrust at every single mark rounding but, although he had to fight very hard for it, ultimately it was five time Dragon Gold Cup and European Champion Poul Richard Hoj-Jensen, sailing GBR745 Danish Blue with Theis Palm and Andrew Norden, who rose to the top of the heap.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup – Practice makes perfect
Vivienne Masters,
PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote World Cup 2010 - The most impressive men's and women's freestyle fleets descended on the golden sands of Lanzarote's Las Cucharas beach today, but the wind failed to show up with them meaning they'll have to spend another night agonizing over who'll be crowned the king and queen of the Canaries.... [more]
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Audi Sardina Cup 2010 - Malta takes lead
Jill Campbell,
Audi Sardinia Cup, Day Two, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, and underway in Porto Cervo from 28th June to 3rd July, saw team Malta move to the top of the overall classification. The team is composed of the Farr 40 Enfant Terrible owned by Alberto Rossi, and the Melges 32 Rush Diletta, owned by Mauro Moccheggiani.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week - Mahogany and teak all over the place
Andreas Kling,
Rolex Baltic Week - The famous basin in Kiel-Duesternbrook is sparkling with renewed vigour: the hulls of the Metre classes are lined up along Kiel's finest promenade on the shore. Displaying their amber-coloured mahogany fittings and their perfect teak decks, these pearls of the boatbuilding trade are tugging at their ropes, as if yearning to prove that they are full-blooded racers.... [more]
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Byte CII European Championships - 20 nations set to complete
Elena Giolai,
European Byte CII - Youth and international competitions return to Fraglia Vela Riva. From July 1st - fourth Garda Trentino will host the Class Byte CII European Championships, a new craft chosen for the under 17's and for the Youth Olympics scheduled for August (14 to 26) in Singapore.... [more]
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Audi Sardinia Cup 2010 - Images provided by Max Ranchi Photography
Max Ranchi Photography,
Audi Sardinia Cup 2010 is well under-way and Max Ranchi is there snapping some excellent images for your pleasure. enjoy!... [more]
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29er Europeans 2010 preview
Jerelyn Biehl,
29er Europeans in Sant Pere Pescador, Spain is preparing to name a new champion in its 2010 edition. With the current World Champions Kevin Fischer and Glenn Gouron of France in attendance, as well as many teams preparing for the ISAF Youth Worlds, competition is stiff.... [more]
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A-Cat World Championships: Australian Glenn Ashby leads
Sail-World.com,
A-Cat World Championships are being sailed in Cesenatico, Italy. Race one was sailed in six to seven knots of easterly breeze, building slightly for the second race of the day. Australian Steve Brewin led the fleet after day two by now the 'old master' Glenn Ashby is back on top of the table..... [more]
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Aruba Heineken Regatta now taking registrations
Aruba Regatta Media,
Aruba Heineken Regatta begins in November and after a very cold week on Texel summer is now starting. November is some time away yet, but if you want to take part in the event, you need to get your registration in!... [more]
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2010 Audi Invitational - Melges 32 Porto Cervo pictures
Sail-World.com,
2010 Audi Invitational - Melges 32 Porto Cervo pictures... [more]
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America's Cup: World Yacht Racing Forum talks to Russell Coutts
Bernard Schopfer,
The America's Cup debate has traditionally been one of the World Yacht Racing Forum's highlights. The new Defender issued, last week, the long awaited draft Protocol for the 34th America's Cup. The team's CEO Russell Coutts speaks exclusively to the World Yacht Racing Forum and answers some of the questions that many have been asking...... [more]
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RORC IRC National Championship images from Ingrid Abery
Sail-World,
Photographer Ingrid Abery presents this gallery of images from the RORC IRC National Championship 2010. This year's fleet was international with entries from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Netherlands and South Africa.... [more]
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YANMAR Racing win Portimão Portugal Match Cup
YANMAR Racing Media,
Portimao Portugal Match Cup, the fourth stage on this year's ISAF World Match Racing Tour. Day Five - Finals Day. The first match of the semi-final for YANMAR Racings team of Peter Gilmour was against the reigning world champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing and they won 3-0.With Torvar Mirsky beating Ian Williams 3 - 0 in the semi-finals the stage was set for an all Australian, All W... [more]
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