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Welcome to this week's edition of Sail-World.com's UK newsletter.
The big news this week is Izzy Hamilton's success, winning the RS:X Youth World Championship title. Well done Izzy!
Congratulations also to the team from Southampton Solent University, who have just been crowned winners at the Student Yachting World Cup in La Rochelle, France.
The Route du Rhum is underway with 85 skippers leaving Saint Malo, the skippers in the Velux 5 Oceans race continue to battle the elements and Tony Bullimore's 33m cat capsized off Cape Finistere.
We have local dinghy news and more international news from around the world and don't forget to enter our Match Racing Survey to be in with a chance of winning one of six Musto Snugs!
Have a great week.
RS:X Youth World Championships - Hamilton crowned double champion RYA, RS:X Youth World Championships - Izzy Hamilton is on top of the world again after scoping a second gold medal at the windsurfing Worlds. Having been crowned Britain's first ever windsurfing Youth World Champion at last year's event, Hamilton defended her title in style this weekend racking up an impressive 16 point lead to be crowned Double Youth World Champion at the 2010 edition.... [more] Share this story
Perth 2011 warm up attracts international superstars Tessa Parkinson, Perth 2011 warm up attracts international superstars - The PIR has attracted 230 boats from over 40 nations and commences in just three weeks' time from 16 to 21 November 2010. Athlete entries include triple Gold and Silver Olympic Medallist Ben Ainslie from Great Britain, six of the current World Champions and four 2010 ISAF World Sailor of the Year Award Finalists.... [more] Share this story
Match Racing in Monohulls or Multihulls – Have your say!! The Sail-World Team, Now Sail-World gives everyone in the sailing community, both match racers and other sailors the chance to have your say, or rather vote, as we conduct a survey to find out the 'People's Choice' - just a week to go, so enter now!! Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more] Share this story
18 Foot Skiffs - Yandoo wins Race 1 of Club Championship Frank Quealey, 18 footers - Skill and experience won the day for John Winning, Andrew Hay and Dave Gibson when they sailed their skiff Yandoo to victory in Race 1 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - Bugs on Spartan Velux 5 Oceans, Yesterday was a botanist's dream come true when without warning Spartan sailed through a cloud of insects of all different sorts and nationalities which descended on the decks in an instant and in their hundreds. Inch long black Katydids, a two or three inch cricket, leaf cutters, things that jump, things that scurry and things that fly they were all here.... [more] Share this story
Farr 30 World Championship 2010 - Veteran French team clamps down Farr 30 Class Association, Farr 30 World Championship 2010 - With the forecast breeze failing to appear by the 10 AM warning signal of Day 2, the stage was set for yesterday's all-conquering Team Orca to show their light air dominance off once again. Patrick Lindblom and crew delivered yet another fantastic performance in the first race, giving them their third-straight victory to open the prestigious world championship.... [more] Share this story
Student Yachting World Cup - England victors Student Yachting World Cup and various blogs, Student Yachting World Cup - Well it is over for this year.....this wonderful, challenging, maddening and enriching World Cup experience. There as today only one windward-leeward regatta, which lasted for about two hours. The Italian team from Milano could not sail because of a technical problem.... [more] Share this story
RS:X Youth World Championships: Hamilton and Goyard crowned RS:X Class, The ending to the RS:X Youth World Championships was anticlimactic. The lack of wind left us waiting until 1530hrs when the N over A was hoisted. Finally around 1500 hrs, two knots of breeze. Was this going to build?... [more] Share this story
China Cup Int Regatta 2010 – smoke and mirrors on a grand scale Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, We still haven't worked out why the Opening Ceremony was held exactly half way through a four-day regatta, but such niceties of terminology disappeared like the skin off a mast man's hands when competitors were bused to a local sports stadium to find a ceremony of almost Olympic (well, at least Asian Games) proportions waiting for us.... [more] Share this story
Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - Olympic Decisions Sail-World Readers, Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November - following the 'Olympic Decision - will ISAF get caught by a Yorker?' and the earlier 'Olympic sailing destined for another major jolt at Athens in November'. You can have your say by clicking on the reply form on the bottom of http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Gladwells-Line:-Olympic-Decision---will-ISAF-get-caught-by-a-Yorker?/75967!th... [more] Share this story
RS:X Youth World Championship day 5 - Hamilton so close Rory Ramsden, Izzy Hamilton [GBR] is close, very close, to winning. If the wind fills in enough to race tomorrow, the medal races will have priority. The forecast for tomorrow is light. So light in fact that we may be lucky to start a medal race at all.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - Tropical weather brings mystery to the fleet Velux 5 Oceans, They say it's tough at the top, and that's something American ocean racer Brad Van Liew knows only too well as he struggles through the Doldrums at the head of the Velux 5 Oceans fleet. The 42-year-old skipper of Le Pingouin has a seemingly comfortable lead of around 80 nautical miles on his nearest rival, Polish solo sailor Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski.... [more] Share this story
Farr 30 World Championship 2010 - Surprise leader after 2 early wins Farr 30 Class Association, Farr 30 World Championship 2010 - One of the forces behind the recent emergence of Sweden as the Farr 30's newest regional stronghold, Patrick Lindblom had the kind of day a sailor rarely forgets. 'We obviously are very comfortable in the light air, and we feel extremely fast in the conditions we saw today on the water,' said crew Martin Nilsson after racing.... [more] Share this story
Bullimore's 33m catamaran capsized - Update Sam Nelson, Tony Bullimore's 33m catamaran capsizes off Cape Finistere. Update: Ben Jones (29): 'There wasn't that much wind-only about 15knots. We were sailing fast and close to the wind. We then had a big gust and because it's a multi hull, the apparent wind induces a much worse affect.... [more] Share this story
Audi MedCup Circuit - Quantum Racing Team name helm for 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit, Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 news: True to the succession planning of a world championships winning team, America's Cup winner Baird was present as an observer with the team in Cagliari at the final event of the 2010 Audi Med Cup season, now official confirmation arrives that Ed Baird will take over the helm next season... [more] Share this story
Student Yachting World Cup – Day five www.sywoc.org & Sail-World, Student Yachting Cup got off to a late start following a cancellation of the morning race due to lack of wind. However, all crews left the harbour at 2pm for the first race; a windward-leeward. Canada's Queen's University came in first, followed by Universidade tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Ocean Race: One year to go - Knut Frostad reflects Volvo Ocean Race Media, With one year remaining until the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race begins with the In-Port race in Alicante, much is in place and a lot is still to be done. CEO Knut Frostad discusses preparations for the grand departure and explains why he feels this will be one of the closest races ever.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup Event Authority CEO talks to Valencia Sailing ValenciaSailing.com, Top European sailing website, ValenciaSailing.com continues a series of interviews with the people in charge of shaping the 34th America's Cup in line with the vision of the current Defender, its owner Larry Ellison and its CEO Russell Coutts. We spoke with Craig Thompson, CEO of the America's Cup Event Authority, the body in charge of everything related to the pinnacle event of the sport, except... [more] Share this story
ISAF announces appointment of Int Jury for the 34th America's Cup International Sailing Federation, The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today announced the appointment of the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup. The 34th America's Cup Match is planned to be held in 2013, with lead up events commencing in 2011. A new class of boat, a 72 foot wing sail catamaran is currently being developed as is a new shorter race format.... [more] Share this story
World Speed Record broken twice - now 55.65 knots + Video x 3 Luderitz Speed Challenge, Ludertiz Speed Challenge Namibia - The wind blew up to 45 knots today and the organisers decided to built a retaining wall after the finish of the run to keep the water in at low tide. This paid huge dividends today and many records were smashed !... [more] Share this story
Celebrity Question of Sport - Paralympic sailor creates encouragement Kate Holmes, Celebrity Question of Sport - At the recent ‘Celebrity Question of Sport,' it was audience member Tom Cleary who came out on top. Tom, 13, was the raffle winner from the night and the prize is a very special day at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Paralympic sailor and contestant, Helena Lucas, generously offered a day's sailing with herself to the lucky winner at the Academy.... [more] Share this story
RS:X Youth World Championships: The pressure mounts... RS:X Class, RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships - We're getting winds from every direction except the usual one. Today it was from the East at 13-14 knots. Racing started promptly at 1200hrs and it was Izzy Hamilton who immediately re-established that she is going to be hard to beat. Here's why..... [more] Share this story
China Cup Int Regatta 2010 hits a speed bump... in the garage Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club was a-hummin' and a-buzzin' this evening, with all the crews in town – many of them overseas – for the opening cocktails and the skippers' briefing for tomorrow's passage race from Hong Kong to Longcheer, Daya Bay, Shenzhen, the opening event of the CCIR.... [more] Share this story
Bullimore's 33m catamaran capsized - Seven crew rescued Barry Pickthall, Seven British based sailors were successfully airlifted off the 33m racing catamaran 'Spirit of Antigua' late on Wednesday night after capsizing in the Bay of Biscay, 135 miles south west of Brest.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Middle Sea Race – Class winners confirmed in Malta KPMS, Rolex Middle Sea Race winners have now been confirmed. If the early miles of the race were a test of patience, the latter miles were a true test of endurance. A strong mistral of up to 40+ knots helped push the fleet homeward to the finish in Malta.... [more] Share this story
Paralympic Sailor creates environment of encouragement Kate Holmes, At the recent Portsmouth Grammar School ‘Celebrity Question of Sport,' it was audience member Tom Cleary who came out on top. Tom, 13, was the raffle winner from the night and the prize is a very special day at the 2012 sailing venue, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).... [more] Share this story
British Sailing Team announce appointment of Felix the Falcon Alex Mills, Skandia Team GBR today announced the appointment of Felix, the Peregrine Falcon, as an honorary member of the British sailing team. Felix joins the team alongside triple Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie and double Olympic Gold medallist Iain Percy.... [more] Share this story
Weymouth Speed Week - A successful campaign for the Mirabaud LX MaxComm Communication, Weymouth Speed Week saw Thomas Jundt and his famous foiler Mirabaud LX take part last week. Winner of the event in the 'sailboat' category, the LX achieved a run at 23,24 knots average over 500 meters, and reached a top speed of 25,8 knots.... [more] Share this story
Companies reap publishing contract with Cowes Harbour Commission Peta Stuart-Hunt, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new publishing partner for the Cowes Port Handbook & Directory and its popular affiliated website. Island Holiday Media Ltd and Netguides Ltd, have been granted the contract to develop, distribute and market the Handbook, Directory and website with immediate effect.... [more] Share this story
Monsoon Cup 2010 - Robertson a threat - wins Asian Championship title Monsoon Cup Media 2010, New Zealander Phil Robertson showed today why he has the scalps of some of the top guns on the ISAF World Match Racing circuit hanging on his belt.... [more] Share this story
Opinion: Will ISAF get trapped by political concessions for 2016 ? Markus Schwendtner, A lot has been written about the ISAFs Olympic Commissions report and the resulting Executive Committee submission in the last weeks. There is no doubt that the Olympic Commission has done an outstanding job by firing the first bullets on some of ISAFs holy cows, however there is still a huge risk that the final decision makers inside ISAF fail half way up the hill.... [more] Share this story
Finn - outstanding display of sailing skills and athleticism Robert Deaves - IFA, Based largely on the Olympic Commission report, the ISAF Executive has since published two submissions which outline an exciting new future for the selection and decision making process for Olympic sailing events and equipment. The Finn is positioning itself to be part of that future.... [more] Share this story
Australia tops ISAF World Sailing Rankings Craig Heydon, The Australian Sailing Team has a new world number one with Australian Women's Match Racing Team skipper Nicky Souter jumping to the top of the latest Women's Match Racing world ranking list. Souter's rise to the top of the Women's Match Racing rankings sees Australia jump to the top of the overall Olympic class number one rankings list with three out of the 10 number one crews hailing from Au... [more] Share this story
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Positive response ISAF, The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has received a very positive response to the request for preliminary bids to host the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, which brings together the World Championships of all the events included in the Olympic Sailing Competition.... [more] Share this story
ISAF World Match Race Rankings - 27 October 2010 ISAF, World Match Racing Tour - The top three skippers on the open rankings remain the same with this ranking release, with Adam Minoprio (NZL) holding off the advances of Ben Ainslie. The real action is in the women's rankings where Nicky Souter (AUS) returns to the 1 position ahead of 2010 World Champion Lucy MacGregor (GBR).... [more] Share this story
Cowes Harbour Commission - Full planning consent granted Peta Stuart-Hunt, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted that full planning consent has been granted by the Isle of Wight Council for the next phase of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project – the East Cowes marina development on the Isle of Wight.... [more] Share this story
Warsash Spring Series 2011 dates announced Warsash Sailing Club, Warsash Sailing Club has announced the dates for the 2011 Warsash Spring Series – the Solent's premier early season event. Six Sundays are earmarked for the main Series with starts in the central Solent. These are 13th, 20th, 27th March and third, 10th and 17th April.... [more] Share this story
Student Yachting Cup – Day four www.sywoc.org & Sail-World, Student Yachting Cup is now in its fourth day and the weather is certainly holding up. With 10 knots of wind - slightly more than yesterday - the first race was an inshore course near the beautiful Ile de Re. Southampton Solent University of England won the race with Ecole polytechnique Federale de Lausanne of Suisse coming in second.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Richard Worth explains the New Media Deal Richard Gladwell, Last Friday, Richard Worth, newly appointed to the role of Chairman, Management Board America's Cup Event Authority, was on stage at the Briefing for Prospective Competitors for the 34th America's Cup.The meeting took place in Paris and was the first chance for many of the prospective teams to hear from first hand Worth, and Regatta Director Iain Murray.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Ocean Race: We're doing 36kts..We've got no steering..Video Volvo Ocean Rce Media, There are just 367 sleeps left until the start of the next Volvo Ocean Race. When a TV show is made, pure necessity dictates that only a fraction of the footage is actually broadcast. Over the coming months we'd like to bring you some of these extraordinary moments in a new video series called 'Volvo Ocean Race Redux'.... [more] Share this story
Firefly Foot Trophy at the Welsh Harp Reservoir Chris Guy, Firefly Foot Trophy - With a westerly force 3-4 and clear skies the weather was perfect for a day of team racing at The Welsh Harp reservoir in North London. The Foot trophy, whilst being run by Castaways, was hosted at BTYC in their fantastic clubhouse at The Harp over the weekend of 23rd/24th Oct.... [more] Share this story
Dakine Weymouth Speed Week - Speed Sailors welcomed home Kate Holmes, Last week saw an interesting array of sailors from the globe over, including 73 year old Fred Ball, competing in the Dakine Weymouth Speed Week at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA). The event started in 1973 and is the oldest running speed event in the World, making Weymouth the original home of speed sailing in its pure form.... [more] Share this story
Youngsters inspired by paralympic sailor at visit to 2012 venue Susie Nation-Granger / RYA, Some 45 young sailors from Dorset and South East London came together for a special visit to the 2012 sailing venue in Weymouth and Portland last week (21-22 October). A group of Young Ambassadors, who promote the Olympic and Paralympic values, from 11 East London schools, travelled to the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy (WPNSA) to join pupils from the Royal Manor Arts College, Portland... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Peyron brothers set to join forces for French Challenge Agence Mer et Media, After studying the matter for several months and following various discussions, the French sailors Loïck and Bruno Peyron are getting together in an attempt to unite the leading figures from French multihull sailing. This new challenge is being set up with the goal of bringing the America's Cup, which will be raced on multihulls in 2013... [more] Share this story
RS Tera Inland Championships 2010 at Queen Mary Debbie Darling, The inaugural RS100 Inlands took place over the weekend 23/24 October at Queen Mary alongside the RS800's. The forecast for 12 knots of breeze with some big gusts proved to be on the money.... [more] Share this story
RS Feva – Ever changing conditions for end of season Championships Debbie Darling, RS Feva end of Season Championships were run in a great breeze (including a couple of little whirlwinds!) with showers on Saturday, which was replaced with gentler but perishing winds and wall to wall sunshine on Sunday. Matt Whitfield and Gareth Viney started off by continuing their dreadful run of misfortune with yet another scoreless race.... [more] Share this story
Monsoon Cup Qualifier - Asian Match Racing Championship: Hot racing Monsoon Cup Media 2010, The Monsoon Cup, the final event in the ISAF World Match Racing Tour, is just a month away and nine crews racing in the Asian Match Racing Championship, being raced at Terengganu Malaysia are fighting for a single 2010 Monsoon Cup berth. After day two, David Gilmour, the 19 year West Australian university student is leading the round robin series with ten wins and two losses.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Entry process opens on 1 November Richard Gladwell, The America's Cup Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, has announced the process for entry into the 34th America's Cup, ahead of the entry window opening on 1 November 2010 and closing on 31 March 2011. The only fee that is required with the lodgment of the Notice of Challenge is a $25,000 payment to America's Cup Properties Inc.... [more] Share this story
Notification of World Match Racing Tour host venue bidding process WMRT, The ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), sailing's premier global match racing tour, has opened the bidding process for cities, regions and countries from around the globe to enter the race for the right to host a stage of sailing's leading world series.... [more] Share this story
Ben Ainslie ‘determined' to take fourth Olympic Gold Helen William, Ben Ainslie does not think he is the hot pick, at the moment, to qualify for Britain's sole spot in the Finn for the London 2012 Olympics.... [more] Share this story
Normandy Channel Race – The Norman authorities commit to 2011 edition Kate Jennings, The press conference to launch the Normandy Channel Race 2011 took place today in Lower-Normandy's Regional Council in Caen.... [more] Share this story
J/24 annual round-up of UK racing Mark Penfold, The world's top One Design Keelboat and daddy of sportsboat boom continues to enjoy competitive racing and a high standard of competition in the UK. Regular club racing in Poole, Weymouth, Plymouth, Fowey and Falmouth and a healthy open meeting circuit across the same venues complement international competition... [more] Share this story
Six new Women's Match Racing National Champions confirmed Event Media/WIMRA/ISAF, It's been a busy month for on the women's match racing circuit with six new National Champions crowned. Denmark, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Poland and Italy have all completed their 2010 national championship - a short wrap up of each follows.... [more] Share this story
RYA National Match Racing title - Cherry picks up number three RYA, It went right down to the wire with a maximum five race final. Cherry kept his nerve right up until the last possible race clinching the 2010 title in a thrilling final showdown. Entering the quarter finals on Saturday in pole position with a 100% unbeaten record Campbell-James retained his perfect score right up until the third race of the finals.... [more] Share this story
RS:X Youth World Championship 2010 RS:X Class, RS:X Youth World Championship 2010 - 114 athletes from 16 nations and three continents are assembling in Limassol, Cyprus for the 2010 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships which starts racing on Monday 25 October.... [more] Share this story
Bewl Valley Sailing Club Solo Quaich Richard Greenwood, Bewl Valley Sailing Club Solo Quaich - The third year of this event was preceded by a forecast for heavy rain and winds.... [more] Share this story
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