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 30 Aug 2010
 


New record, a World title and much more sailing news ....

Welcome to our latest Sail-World.com UK newsletter.

The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is still underway with Franck Cammas and his ten Groupama 70 crew having just set a new race record.

Tom Phipps and Richard Glover took the Dart 18 World Championship title, while Paul Goodison is ready for 'payback' at the Laser World Championships....

In overseas news, it's one extreme to the other. The RS:X World Championships are underway in Denmark and the Extreme 40s have just finished their event in Kiel. Yann Guichard and his crew on Groupe Edmond de Rothschild won with a race to spare.

The TP52s and the GP42s have just concluded racing in the Audi MedCup at Cartagena and the much smaller Optimists battled at the IODA Teams Racing Championship.

The Etchells World title has gone to John Bertrand from Australia, the Finn Silver Cup was won in San Francisco while for the 18ft Skiffs it was crash and burn on San Francisco Bay (great pictures by the way).

Don't miss Gladwell's Line: 2014 America's Cup or the great gallery's of images from our various contributing photgraphers including Chris Ray, Erik Simonson, Ingrid Abery, George Bekris and many others.

Now we are looking forward to the Laser's at Hayling Island. Slingsby wants more breeze, maybe not quite there was yesterday, but maybe more than he will see today. More like Goodo's conditions.

We have so much more dinghy and sailing news, so we hope you can settle back and enjoy this week's offering.


Sail-World.com UK Team



Etchells World Championship 2010 - Bertrand is the new champion
Graham Smith,
Etchells World Championship 2010 - Australian sailing legend John Bertrand and his crew Andrew Palfry and Tom Slingsby wrapped up the title in some style at Howth today (Saturday 28th) with his fifth bullet in eight races and without even needing to sail the final race of the series.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: 2014 America's Cup - the Backdrop to the Decisions
Richard Gladwell,
With revised America's Cup Protocol due out mid-next week, and the decision on the boat for the 34th America's Cup due a month later it seems that the arrangements for the 2014 regatta are slowly coming into focus. The Protocol itself is not a biggie. It is a living document, and will be amended and tweaked right up to the time that the America's Cup is sailed.... [more]
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Laser World Championships 2010 - Slingsby bids for third world title
Lindsey Bell,
Laser World Championships 2010 - Australia's Tom Slingsby is hoping that he can extend his run of winning form which starts on Monday at Hayling Island Sailing Club on England's south coast.... [more]
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Laser Worlds 2010 - Practice race cancelled
Sail-World.com UK,
Strong winds disrupted the Laser Worlds at Hayling Island Sailing Club, near Portsmouth on Sunday.... [more]
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RS:X Worlds - Early lead to Poland
Dansk Sejlunion,
The class act of the day in the Blue fleet was Poland's Piotr Myszka, leading the Men's regatta overall having scored a 2-1 today. The Pole is followed by Zubari with Beijing Gold medallist Tom Ashley third after posting a 1-5.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Mixed fortunes give TeamOrigin podium finish
Team Origin Media,
British America's Cup team, TeamOrigin finished in third place overall the Cartagena round of the AudiMedcup and now lies fourth in the series. A perfect 14 knot easterly wind held through the last 3 races of the regatta here in Cartagena and TEAMORIGIN went out ready to sail up the leader board once again. After yesterday's results Emirates Team New Zealand had a firm grip on first place bu... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Another podium finish for Ecover
Lucy Harwood,
Extreme Sailing Series - A fantastic result in Kiel today as the Ecover Sailing Team leave stage three with another podium finish under their belt, and holding third overall after three events. The final day in Kiel was dominated by intense weather that covered the race course for most of the afternoon, squall after squall came through, with shifty winds and freezing conditions for the nine teams.... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 7 PM Report
Allie Smith,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Why are we doing this? This is the question both teams have been deliberating on today, after enduring some pretty tough conditions at the top of the British isles. The euphoria that Puma faced on rounding MF has turned to slight depression at the reminder that they are at the back of the fleet and have an awful long way to catch up.... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland 2010 - First victory for Groupama
Kate Jennings,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland 2010 - It was at 1126 hours BST on Sunday that Franck Cammas and his ten crew took victory off the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. By covering the 1,802 miles in 5 days 21 hours and 26 minutes at an average speed of 12.74 knots, the French crew considerably improved on the best time over this course.... [more]
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Groupama sets new record for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race
Trish Jenkins,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2010 - Volvo Open 70, Groupama, crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron Line today at 11.26.55 (BST) to claim line honours and take both the race and course records.... [more]
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Charles Russell LLP announces continued support of Paralympic sailing
Cailah Leask,
Charles Russell LLP have announced their continued support of Helena Lucas' 2012 Campaign. Helena Lucas, the Paralympic sailing star who was the only female entrant in the 2.4mR Class at the Beijing Games finishing in a top 10 position, will be looking to be among the medals in 2012, with the Games starting in exactly 2 years today.... [more]
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RS400 Nationals at Pwllheli SC
RS400 Class Association,
After a flurry of late entries the fleet of 60 set off for the first race in a pleasant force 3 – 4 and intermittent sunshine.... [more]
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Little America's Cup: Images from the final day
Christophe Launay,
Christophe Launay presents this gallery of images from the final day of the Little America's Cup sailed at Newport under the burgee of the New York Yacht Club. The Canadian Defender, Cannaan successfuly retained the trophy from Australia's James Spithill and Glenn Ashby.... [more]
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Puma Ocean Racing to build boat near Training Base
Bridgid Murphy,
Puma Ocean Racing, skippered by Ken Read (Newport, USA), is proud to announce that New England Boatworks Inc. has been contracted to build PUMA's new Volvo 70 for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race 2011 -2012.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Equipment damage on TeamOrigin
Team Origin Media,
The start of the weekend certainly bought the wind on this, a very different day of the Audi Med Cup Cartagena. As the weather experts had predicted a solid north easterly wind was well established when the race teams arrived at the dock so without further delay the sailors hit the water. TEAMORIGIN went into race one leading the regatta with a good eight point margin on Emirates Team New Zealand... [more]
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Little America's Cup: C Class Cats - Canadians successful
New York Yacht Club,
Canadians Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke, the defenders of the International C-Class Catamaran Trophy – sailed at the NYYC's Harbour Court -- won the first match race today with Canaan; they beat Australians Glenn Ashby and James Spithill on Alpha by about five minutes in light winds.... [more]
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Laser World Championships - Goodison looking for ‘payback'
Lindsey Bell,
Laser World Championships - Reigning World and Olympic Champion Paul Goodison has admitted he is looking for ‘payback' as he begins his defence of sailing's Laser world title on UK waters from Monday (30 August).... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2010 – John Bertrand has won the World Championships
Sail-World.com,
Etchells World Championship 2010 Howth Ireland. It's the final day, with two races to be sailed to decide the 2010 title.... [more]
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Video Images from the 18ft skiffs in San Francisco - Day 1
Erik Simonson pressure-drop.us,
Erik Simonson presents a photo image video of all the action from the 18ft skiffs in San Francisco - Day 1... [more]
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Gul Topper World Championship win to Benamati
John Knapton,
The final day of the Championships dawned with a low cloud clinging to the mountains. The plan was to start racing one hour earlier than the rest of the week with a view to getting the final three races completed.... [more]
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Three Podium finishes for Team Origin in Audi Med Cup
Team Origin Media,
A strong and confident performance from TEAMORIGIN today who improved progressively with every race. They worked hard to stay at the top of the fleet covering opponents and really holding their own in some of the closest racing we've seen so far in Cartagena. Today's conditions certainly suited this British team:... [more]
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RS200 Nationals North Berwick Overall results
Debbie Darling,
The Hiveys win the RS200 Nationals in North Berwick - The first race got away after one recall when a 30 degree shift made the first attempted gate start unfair. The leaders at the windward mark came from the right where there was less tide. Amongst these were Hamish Walker/Emma Clarke and Ben Saxton/Matt Rainback.... [more]
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European titles as RYA Mirror Squad show their talent in Ireland
RYA,
RYA Mirror National Junior Squad brothers Matthew and Ben Lulham-Robinson are celebrating their success. Adding to RYA Team GBR's success RYA North Zone Squad sisters Emma and Rachel Grayson also finished the event as top Junior girls with seven Junior Squad sailors also achieving top ten results in the Junior competition.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds 2010 - Ingrid Abery's images day 5
Sail-World.com,
British photographer Ingrid Abery is on the water at the 2010 Howth Etchells Worlds and here is a selection of images from the second last day of the Championships.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship - Getting tighter - full results
Graham Smith,
Australia's John Bertrand retained his grip on the World Etchells Championship title at Howth but he needed the abandonment of the eighth race in the series due to lack of wind to maintain that position with a day to go... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship Skippers confirmed
ISAF,
The skipper line up for the 2010 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championships is confirmed. Relative newcomer to the women's match racing circuit after making the transition from the Yngling, Renee Groeneveld (NED) will be making her Women's Worlds debut in 2010. Groeneveld won her first ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta at Skandia Sail for Gold in 2009 and followed this with a win Palma this year,... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts - extended interview
Martin Tasker,
BMW Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts talks with TVNZ's sailing reporter, Martin Tasker about how the US America's Cup Defender see the 34th America's Cup shaping up in a 21 minute interview recorded last Wednesday.... [more]
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Team GAC Pindar prepares for St Moritz Match Race
Matt Denney,
Ian Williams (Team GAC Pindar) is back in action on the World Match Racing Tour next week. Twice previous World Match Racing Champion, Williams, who won in Switzerland in 2007, is currently lying fourth in the Tour standings on 52 points.... [more]
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Images from the LittleAC: US Challenger's wingsail demolished
Daniel Forster,
Top international sailing photographer, Daniel Forster, was on hand to catch the action in the Little AC (aka the Little America's Cup) as the US challenger, Aethon's wing sail was demolished just a few minutes into the opening race of the 2010 event.... [more]
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Dart 18 World Championship - Lloyd and Jones-Pierce lead
Sarah Furnsis,
David Lloyd and Joanna Jones-Pierce are leading the 2010 Dart 18 World Championships after five races.... [more]
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International C-Class Catamaran Championship - New leader
New York Yacht Club,
Canaan dominates today in International C-Class Catamaran Championship - The stars today were the Canadian defenders Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke, who won all three races, while Alpha, yesterday's leader, sailed by Australians Glenn Ashby and James Spithill, finished second in all three races. In point of fact, Canaan has won four straight races, winning the last one on Wednesday.... [more]
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International C Class Catamaran Championship - Aethon wing destroyed
Steve Clark,
International C Class Catamaran Championship - Aethon capsized - The team hit a patch of turbulence left by a freighter for which they were not prepared and were unable to react in time. Crew Oliver Moore lost his footing and was washed off the boat with the mainsheet wrapped around his leg.... [more]
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National 12 Redesmere Open meeting - tight racing
Christian Day,
Redesmere National 12 open meeting - first race had tight racing - At the front, Chris Day (N3513) got off to a promising start only to be quickly caught by Jon Whitehead (3473) Gareth Williams (N3496) and Tom White (N2765). The four battled it out for the lead for the rest of the race, with Tom and Maria winning it on the line, following by Gareth and Jen in second with Jon and Heidi taking third... [more]
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Gul Topper World Championships 2010 - Reports and results to date
ITCA,
Gul Topper World Championships. Today dawned cloudier than previous days this week for the start of the Championship series but as the morning wore on the sun came through and the clouds started to lift. Around midday the first signs of a breeze wafted across the lake and continued to build – another good sailing day was promised... [more]
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Classic 8 Metre boats show their speed today at the 8 Metre Worlds
Victoria Crowder,
A nice light five knot breeze on Lake Ontario marked the fourth day of the Mackenzie 8 Metre World Championship. This south easterly breeze allowed the classic boats to race head to head with their modern counterparts. Raven had another fabulous day with a 6, 6 finish in both the races. In the modern division the first race was won by Aluette of Switzerland.... [more]
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RS200 Nationals - Shocking forecast for day four
Debbie Darling,
RS200 Nationals, day four update: Sailors arrived and rigged expecting a light day with a fairly shocking forecast. We launched on time with a gentle North Westerly breeze. The first race was a tricky one, the wind was clocking right but there was more breeze and favourable tide on the left hand side.... [more]
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RS:X World Championships - Olympians and World Champions gather
RS:X Worlds,
Denmark next week hosts the RS:X World Championships, to be held in Kerteminde. At the end of year two of the Olympic cycle leading up to London 2012, so the top contenders in both the Men's and Women's RS:X classes are ramping up their campaigns and all, from past World Champions to five of the Beijing medalists will be taking to the water in Denmark.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour St. Moritz Match Cup - Defending Champ ready
WMRT,
Defending World Match Racing Champion, Adam Minoprio and his ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing team are looking to put their nearest rivals to the sword at the St. Moritz Match Cup next week as the business end of the Tour gets underway.... [more]
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London Regatta 2010 comes to Greenwich
Clive Reffell,
London Regatta - The regatta now in its fifth year takes advantage of the annual test closure of the Thames Barrier which creates non-tidal conditions on the up-river side towards London, allowing competitors to race in open water of the River Thames without needing special qualifications or tidal water experience.... [more]
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Etchells World Championships - Bertrand's master class
Graham Smith,
Etchells World Championships, Howarth Yacht Club, Ireland. Day 3. Lack of wind early in the day forced an hour's postponement and although light 7-8 knot easterlies prevailed for the duration of the two hour race, it was more than adequate for the 41-boat fleet.... [more]
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A perfect third racing day at the Mackenzie 8 Metre World Championship
Victoria Crowder,
Toronto delivered perfect late summer sailing conditions for the third day of racing at the Mackenzie 8 Metre World Championships – the 8 Metres showed both their true beauty and strength! With two metre swells and 15 knots of easterly breeze, the sailors raced two nearly 10 mile races today. ' It was a hard day of sailing but a lot of fun', says Rob Roy, North American 8 Metre Class President.... [more]
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RS200 Nationals – Results day three
Debbie Darling,
After day two being cancelled due to lack of wind, day three of the RS200 National Championships at North Berwick dawned cloudy and windy but the forecast told us that the wind would drop so the PRO sent the fleet out on time in 25 knots.... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dogfight for Muckle Flugga
Louay Habib,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race currently sees Groupama in pole position. The web site tracker has them nearer to the finish than Telefónica Azul.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit – A difficult opener for TP52s
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup season's fourth and penultimate regatta in Caja Mediterraneo Region of Murcia Trophy gets into action today with points racing for the TP52 Series and the official Practice Race for the GP42's.... [more]
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Gale force winds ground high flying C Class catamarans
Barby MacGowan,
Six boats and wings are ready to fly, on day two of the International C-Class Catamaran Championship. Instead of racing, internationally accomplished sailors from five countries played show and tell under the tent at New York Yacht Club. A collection of designers, America's Cup evaluators and multihull pioneers weren't too upset that the weather system delayed day one.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series, Kiel –Germany's National Team joins the action
Extreme Sailing Series,
Audi Sailing Team Germany has announced today its wildcard entry to the Extreme Sailing Series™ at Kiel, bringing the number of state of the art Extreme 40s on the start line this Thursday, 26 August, to nine. Skippered by European Star Class Champion, Johannes Polgar, the entry will be crewed by sailors from a variety of multi and monohull disciplines.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: A great national adventure - NCB Ireland
David Brannigan,
In the early hours of a cold October morning in 1988, a large section of a big warehouse wall in the Ballyfermot industrial district of Dublin was smashed to create a gaping hole. Bright lights inside revealed a gleaming white hull, the like of which had never before been seen in Ireland. Deep in the night, the 82-foot maxi yacht was hauled from its birthplace...... [more]
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Gul Topper World CHampionships update
International Topper Class Association,
Day 1 report from the Gul Topper World Championships. The afternoon wind took a little time to build but around 13:30 the course was laid and the Race Committee and the sailors began the process of getting racing underway. At 13:50 the first flights were away and heading off to the outer loop quickly followed at 14:00 by the second flights heading off to the inner loops.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean racers ignite afterburners in Round Britain Race
Richard Gladwell,
The sailing world got its first taste of what is to come in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race when the SevenStar Round Britain and Ireland race got underway off Cowes, yesterday. After a course change to avoid a pending weather bomb off Ireland later in the week, the fleet got off to a fast start in an easterly direction.... [more]
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International C Class Catamaran Championships day 1 canceled
New York Yacht Club,
International C Class Catamaran Championship, August 22-28, 2010 at the New York Yacht Club, Harbour Court, Newport, RI. Racing has been canceled for the day due to 30+ knots this afternoon. Six C-Class catamarans, from four nations are competing in the regatta, including America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill (AUS) and world champion Tornado and A-clas cat sailor, Glenn Ashby (AUS).... [more]
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RYA proposes spending cuts in HM Treasury Review
RYA,
RYA - To have your say on the HM Treasury's spending review and support the RYA's proposals make sure you place your vote before the end of August 2010.... [more]
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Etchells Worlds Championships 2010 - Razmilovic heads day one
Graham Smith,
Etchells Worlds Championships 2010 started at Howth today (Monday 23rd) with two scheduled races sailed in freshening winds, with Ante Razmilovic of the UK holding a one point lead over Australian sailing legend John Bertrand at the end of the first day. The leading American entry is Jud Smith of Eastern YC in sixth overall.... [more]
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Unveiling of l'Hydroptère.ch
Presse Hydroptère,
l'Hydroptère.ch follows the same principle. As a trial lab, she will help conceiving l'Hydroptère maxi whose purpose is to beat the most famous oceanic records and to follow Jules Verne's vision: Flying around the planet. Three boats to attempt all major records: Pure speed, Atlantic crossing, Pacific crossing and circumnavigation.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour – Stage six starts next week in St. Moritz
MaxComm Communications,
ISAF World Match Race Tour's sixth stage begins in St. Moritz next week and will see the world's best Match Racers arrive to compete. It will be the eighth edition of St. Moritz Match Race.... [more]
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